Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Quickie: In For A Penny, In For A Pound

I know, I know this and Weinergate are all anybody is talking about, but I just thought you'd like to know what the Conservapedia entry on Paul Revere now says:

He is famous for riding from Boston to Lexington, Massachusetts with William Dawes on the night of April 18, 1775 ringing bells to warn the British that colonists would exercise their natural rights to both bear arms and use them in an effort secede from the United Kingdom in response to Big Government bullying and interfering with Colony's Rights[1]. Coincidentally, this also served to warn the minutemen the British were coming[Citation Needed].

Ha ha: coincidentally. Haw.

UPDATE: The entry has been (as of this writing, at least) changed back to something more sensible and accurate. If you look at the "talk" page, though, they've got quite an edit flame-war of their own over the now "controversial" issue of what, exactly, Paul Revere was up to that historic night.

12 comments:

dianegsocialist said...

Please, somebody in the conservative media machine, have the strength of character to be publicly embarrassed by this!

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

The idiots are coming! The idiots are coming!

drew in sf said...

Also, George Washington chewed down a cherry tree with his wooden teeth, then used the tree to make new wooden teeth. The Founding Fathers really understood the circle of life, and we should follow their example.

Anonymous said...

The bizarre part is, these days, I'm having trouble discerning between the satirists and the extreme whack jobs who believe the voices in their own heads. Seriously, the other day I read a comment over at TPM suggesting that we employ the homeless in bomb factories and call the program Food for Bombs. I thought the guy was being funny until I followed the link to his blog. I believe there is a correlation between Reagan's initial slashing at public ed budgets and the growing stupid. The current crop of high schoolers and college students have been vocal and smart---prompting another round of right wing attacks on public education. Wankers.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather be the recipient of a photo from Anthony Weiner than the slobbering tinfoil hat brigade member who tried to edit Wikipedia to help Sarah.

Peteykins said...

LOL, well said, Anonymous.

samael7 said...

Humans more or less constantly re-write the past in our own heads. When presented with evidence of a faulty memory, we can usually attribute it to either a means of whitewashing pain or simply evidence of the fallible nature of man.

Or, in the case of the Cult of Sarah, Our Lady of Lapdances, a face-saving hobby where we get to re-invent reality to give us better lighting.

The Cat's Meow said...

These right-wing slavering Palin fans know that she's a grandmother, right? If so, I propose we change the acronym to "GILF"!

Aunt Snow said...

HRH King Friday has it best.

Lulu, the Dewey Dame said...

Citation needed, indeed!

Cranky Old Batt said...

Sigh.

Where are we going and why are we in this hand basket?

Anonymous said...

ah well,
I prefer Sarah, the 'Cheerleader of Violence' (tm)

but of course I live in Arizona.