Sun, 05 Jun 2011


Screams! Heard Round the World (and rightly so)

When Sarah decided to rewrite history with her very funny recounting of the events of April 19th, 1775, the world I'm sure expressed a collective "<sigh>".

How can someone be so absent, and hope to run for POTUS.  

In her probably soon-to-be famous statements... Palin said, "He who warned uh, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh by ringing those bells, and um, makin’ sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed."

Oh yeah, you go girl (NOT!)

The REAL Story:

"On the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere was sent for by Dr. Joseph Warren and instructed to ride to Lexington, Massachusetts, to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching to arrest them. After being rowed across the Charles River to Charlestown by two associates, Paul Revere borrowed a horse from his friend Deacon John Larkin. While in Charlestown, he verified that the local "Sons of Liberty" committee had seen his pre-arranged signals. (Two lanterns had been hung briefly in the bell-tower of Christ Church in Boston, indicating that troops would row "by sea" across the Charles River to Cambridge, rather than marching "by land" out Boston Neck. Revere had arranged for these signals the previous weekend, as he was afraid that he might be prevented from leaving Boston)."

Sorry, Sarah. 

It's very sick that somehow you think that your magical-mystery-bus-tour, which IIRC you stated was aiming to revive America's interest in the history of the United States, will do this... given ...geez, what seems to be your lack of knowledge of American History.. you know, the old "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."  ... your problem is you can't even remember a simple tale.. Perhaps you should concentrate on taking your kids to these sites (assuming you first READ about it) instead of worrying about the darned photo-ops..or..... even worse yet your wardrobe .. hmm

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Posted by Sean Dennis at Fri Jun 24 13:14:08 2011

Before you go bashing Sarah Palin, you might want to read this Yahoo story: ght_about_paul_revere_warning_the_british -- Palin was right, although she worded the idea badly.

Here's the actual word-for-word description of what Paul Revere said about his ride: "I observed a Wood at a Small distance, & made for that. When I got there, out Started Six officers, on Horse back,and orderd me to dismount;-one of them, who appeared to have the command, examined me, where I came from,& what my Name Was? I told him. it was Revere, he asked if it was Paul? I told him yes He asked me if I was an express? I answered in the afirmative. He demanded what time I left Boston? I told him; and aded, that their troops had catched aground in passing the River, and that There would be five hundred Americans there in a short time, for I had alarmed the Country all the way up. He imediately rode towards those who stoppd us, when all five of them came down upon a full gallop; one of them, whom I afterwards found to be Major Mitchel, of the 5th Regiment, Clapped his pistol to my head, called me by name, & told me he was going to ask me some questions, & if I did not give him true answers, he would blow my brains out. He then asked me similar questions to those above. He then orderd me to mount my Horse, after searching me for arms."

So, yes, Revere DID tell the British, to their face, what he was doing.

Posted by Janis Kracht at Fri Jun 24 13:14:52 2011

Oh please.. don't make me laugh. SURE Sarah had to save face after that huge bungle.

The whole point of my post was how poorly someone who supposedly aspires to be POTUS can't even put a sentence together that made sense about an historical event - meanwhile, that's is what her bus tour is supposed to be about :) And.. A story so simple, a grade school kid could explain it better than she did.

Posted by Janis Kracht at Sat Jun 25 21:18:32 2011

And actually she was quite wrong all in all...