Foundering!

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Special thanks to the eagle eyes at Wonkette, who’ve spotted a big one.

Extraordinarily cheezeball artist Jon McNaughton has brought forth a gathering of greats, as the ghosts of presidents past hover around sullen, stand-offish looking Barack Obama, variously annoyed or aghast at his literal TRAMPLING ON THE CONSTITUTION!

McNaughton is the kind of crank who rambles along in incoherent Founderspeak for numbered paragraphs, passive aggressively concluding:

“The information is historical. If it is not familiar to you – Google it.

Cramming all these figures into the frame seems to have skewed McNaughton’s perspective.  Small but perfectly formed James Madison is so upset at Obama’s boot-heel to our liberties that he’s bent over pleading, but appears to be almost Obama’s height.   The Forgotten Man is a giant seated on a toy town bench. Such is the occasion that Franklin Roosevelt walks.

McNaughton’s painting doesn’t leave much to chance, featuring ominous clouds, flags at half staff, and an accompanying video lush with  piano chords of doom.

Crapo History

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Meet Mike Crapo. He’s Idaho’s “other” senator, the one who isn’t Larry Craig.

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Mike wants you to visit our nation’s capitol, but for a guy from the Rocky Mountain West he seems awfully interested in steering you to Confederate tourist spots.

crapo-silver-mouse.jpg Crapo’s “Silver Mouse Award” winning Senate website alerts interested visitors that the capitol area is alive with history, mostly in the form of dead white men’s houses.

“Four of the first five U.S. presidents made Virginia their home. Within a few hours’ drive of Washington, DC, you can visit several homes and sites that were significant in the lives of George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and other founding Fathers. You will find information below on Presidential homes as well as other historic homes that may be of interest.”

Crapo’s tour begins with Arlington House, the Custis-Lee Mansion smack dab in the middle of Arlington National Cemetary. Readers are thoughtfully informed that here Robert E. Lee wrote his tear-stained resignation from the US Army, but no tales of his war adventures, or how come all those bodies ended up in the front yard.

The Crapo crusaders find space to point to Lee’s birthplace, hours away from Washington, but miss out on the Lee Fendall House in nearby Alexandria, perhaps tainted by it’s past ownership by Mineworkers leader John L. Lewis.

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Wright Wing Wonder

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Fox News has rushed to embrace all things Founding Father-ish, proudly affirming it’s own targeting alongside the great dead whites by beloved Chicago minister Jeremiah Wright.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported Wright’s speech at a weekend funeral, and it was noteworthy for stating the smokin’ hot non-controversial obvious.

“… while Wright made no mention of terrorism, he did revisit the topic of America’s mistreatment of blacks, saying America’s founding fathers “planted slavery and white supremacy in the DNA of this republic,” and adding that Thomas Jefferson wrote, “ ‘God would punish America for the sin of slavery.’ I guess that makes Thomas Jefferson unpatriotic,” he said to the cheers of the congregation.”

fox-and-friends-graphic.png Fox rushed to proudly associate itself with the First Slavers.

“Rev. Jeremiah Wright told a congregation in Norfolk, Va., on Sunday that reporters sneaked into a private funeral service a day before, in which he blasted America’s founding fathers for slavery and white supremacy and received standing ovations for attacking FOX News for covering his anti-American sermons.”

This is a very old discussion.

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Clocking In

watch-museum.jpg The York Pennsylvania National Watch & Clock Museum is thinking big, readying an exhibit of presidential time pieces.

The topic has exploded in recent years, from interest in Bill Clinton’s clinton-watch-ironman-tight.gif Ironman, to George Bush’s watch theft bush-albania-watch.jpg[or not] bush-albania-2watch.jpg in Albania, to…well that about does it.

The Museum starts off with four items: a pocket-watch and clock from James Monroe, a Gerald Ford clock, and for the young people, Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s wristwatch.

How to fill the gaps? Relying on the people!

” the museum is looking for people in the region who might have presidential clocks and watches that they’d loan to the cause.”

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Presidential Museums – the Must Have Urban Accessory

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The Richmond Virginia Chamber of Commerce says the town needs a vision, and one key to putting it all together is …..brace yourself….A PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM!

richmond-vision.jpg Sadly, Richmond At The Crossroads is silent on exactly which president[s] to museum- ize.

 

Make increasing tourism a major priority by [1] developing the James River, [2]
building a presidential museum and monument to religious freedom, and [3]
enhancing the convention center with surrounding night life and public safety.”

They’ve got a couple at hand.richmond-monroe-tombtyler-statue.jpg

richmond-jefferson-davis-statue.jpgThe problem may lie in keeping these guys at bay.