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    Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Revere's Ride to Protect the Second Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    That's a gem... I mean, it sounds like she was trying to squeeze in a bunch of rehearsed ad libs with a response like that but got it all jumbled together and lost.
    When I first saw that video, I started asking people if they thought she was stoned. Because she sure looked that way to me.

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    Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Revere's Ride to Protect the Second Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You blew the whole Bissell thing to hell-n-gone. The sad part is, you don't even kow why. And, who said that anyone said to hide their arms? Is this more fabrication being added to Palin's comment?
    Bissell, a 23-year-old postal rider when the war broke out on April 19, 1775, rode day and night with little sleep during an exhausting 345-mile journey from Boston's western edge to Philadelphia. On the first leg, he rode one horse so hard that the animal collapsed and died beneath him as he arrived in Worcester, roughly two hours after leaving Watertown.

    "To arms, to arms. The war has begun," Bissell shouted as he passed through each little town.

    Dozens of other messengers also raced on horseback to spread the word, making it likely that Revere was a composite of these brave men, said J.L. Bell, a Massachusetts writer who specializes in Revolutionary War-era Boston.

    In response to their cries, church bells were rung and muskets were fired: British redcoats were attacking. The American Revolution had begun.

    But there were no bells pealing for Israel Bissell, whose ride was obscured in history's annals by Revere's 20-mile gallop, which was so greatly amplified by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. His 11-verse poem, first published in 1860 as "Paul Revere's Ride," became familiar to generations of American schoolchildren because it was a more dramatic story.
    It's been said over and over that Revere had better personal connections and didn't need to make such a ruckus, and he went door to door.

    "Revere’s mission took place at the behest of Dr. Joseph Warren, a Boston leader of the revolutionary cause, for the purpose of warning Samuel Adams and John Hancock – who were staying at the Hancock home – that the British soliders were likely coming to arrest them and that they would do well to get out of the house before they were taken."

    WHDH-TV - Israel Bissell outrode Paul Revere, yet didn't get a poem

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    Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Revere's Ride to Protect the Second Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    That's a gem...
    This is a better gem...

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    If I make an error, I'll admit, unlike Palin... I didn't say anything historically inaccurate....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf
    That's the most pathetic spin I have ever seen. He didn't ring bells or shot a gun... Israel Bissell did, and he wasn't warning anybody to secure their guns.
    First, it would be shoot, not shot.

    Second, you are otherwise factually inaccurate.

    Israel Bissell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Nothing here about Israel ringing any bells, or shooting a gun.

    Nothing historically inaccurate? Really.
    I find your inability to admit a factual error on your part hypocritical, considering how your whining about Palin's inability to do the same.

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    Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Revere's Ride to Protect the Second Amendment

    American History X — Palin, Paul Revere, Wikipedia, and our passion for revision - ComPost - The Washington Post

    Our public discourse about history is turning into a sort of Bring Your Own Fact bonanza.

    Instead of admitting that we misstated the sum of two and two, we are actively trying to make it five. After Palin’s infamous remarks that Paul Revere was “warning the British” on his famous ride, with “shots” and “bells,” suddenly Paul Revere's Wikipedia page broke out in a rash of comments and updates that included notes (italicized) like “Revere did not shout the phrase later attributed to him (‘The British are coming!’), largely because the mission depended on secrecy and the countryside was filled with British army patrols; also, most colonial residents at the time considered themselves British as they were all legally British subjects.”

    But then some of the editors at Wikipedia were unsporting enough to remove them.

    I can’t imagine why. “Everyone must be allowed to rewrite history all the time because history is kind of boring and nobody really remembers it all that well,” as Aristotle once said.

    This is where our history is headed. Once remarks like Palin's would have been flubs. Instead, they provoked whole slews of historians to emerge from the woodwork screaming that We May Never Know What Happened On That Fateful Day.

    This worries me.

    I don’t like turning my back on history and getting the uneasy sense that it has moved. History is, after all, not living. That is what makes it history. Faulkner said that the past isn't dead – it's not even past. But Faulkner was speaking metaphorically. In general, if your history is up and moving about the cabin, that is an indication that something is seriously amiss.

    Martin Luther King Jr., didn’t walk across the Atlantic with Charlemagne promoting The King’s Speech so that people could cavalierly rewrite history this way. As George Washington said, “Sarah Palin is a charismatic figure, but this seems wrong.”

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    Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Revere's Ride to Protect the Second Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's exactly what she was talking about. No matter how many times you post her comment, that's not going to change.
    Then why is she talking about him warning the British by riding through town and ringing those bells?

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    Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Revere's Ride to Protect the Second Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    When I first saw that video, I started asking people if they thought she was stoned. Because she sure looked that way to me.
    You know, I neve would have considered that. But I probably don't get stoned nearly as often as those who would think it. Wait! I don't get stoned at all.

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    Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Revere's Ride to Protect the Second Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    This is a better gem...


    I find your inability to admit a factual error on your part hypocritical, considering how your whining about Palin's inability to do the same.

    I already posted a response, above... Tell me exactly what you have an issue with, and we will work it out.

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    Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Revere's Ride to Protect the Second Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    You know, I neve would have considered that. But I probably don't get stoned nearly as often as those who would think it. Wait! I don't get stoned at all.
    I can't get stoned, my lungs refuse to go there. Of course, I haven't tried for I wanna say 30+ years.

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    Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Revere's Ride to Protect the Second Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I already posted a response, above... Tell me exactly what you have an issue with, and we will work it out.
    I looked back, and I do not see where your addressed your factual inaccuracy, about Bissell.

    If I missed the post, I apologize, but the only thing I found was your comment about the typo.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/news-2...post1059559072
    Last edited by Whovian; 06-10-11 at 11:16 PM.

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    Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Revere's Ride to Protect the Second Amendment

    I'm just laughing because she was seriously a republican nomination for the vice presidency when the nation was in economic crisis and she's quite artful at defending previous miss-steps and public gaffs with wide-eyed craziness

    imagine if she was 4 or 8 years earlier? GB Jr + Sarah Palin = LMAO :P

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