The First Thanksgiving 1621, oil on canvas by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1899). The painting shows common misconceptions about the event that persist to modern times: Pilgrims did not wear such outfits, and the Wampanoag are dressed in the style of Native Americans from the Great Plains. (from here (wikipedia.org)) What is Thanksgiving Day about?... Continue Reading →
COMPROMISE: THE ALTERNATIVE IS ANARCHY
This post is a follow-on to OF TWISTED WORDS => LEFT-WING AND RIGHT-WING. When I got this comment, I decided to write my answer as this post. What issue does OF TWISTED WORDS => LEFT-WING AND RIGHT-WING address? That post references a video that points out that the type of government that maximizes liberty is a republic. What... Continue Reading →
WHAT WOULD IT MEAN TO MAKE AMERICA AMERICA AGAIN?
When I started to write this post, it occurred to me that I would not likely be the first to call to make America America again. So I wondered what others might have said. Perhaps the most recent call came in a speech at the Republican National Convention by Scott Baio. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYNxL7Rqd6U Did Baio say... Continue Reading →
WHO’S SIDE ARE YOU ON? DISSECTING A QUOTE
Sticky Note For Today (9-24-2015) by lafayetteangel contains a great quote attributed to President Abraham Lincoln. Since I enjoyed it so much I left this comment. Love the quote. Since there are lots of misattributed quotes out there, I generally look up the ones I think I might use. As funny as it sounds here... Continue Reading →