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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Shelf Life

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Thomas Jefferson continues to get bad press over slavery and his domestic entanglements, but everybody loves a reader!

The Washington Post reports on efforts by the Library of Congress to recreate Jefferson’s library, purchased in the rebuilding of the institution after the British burned much of Washington DC. Much of Jefferson’s library itself burned in a later fire.

The L of C has managed to replicate most of the tomes, and is opening an exhibit to show them off.

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The Library continues to operate the “Thomas” legislative facts and stats site, a tragic leftover from the AskJeevesish jeeves.jpg anthropomorphic era of cute web names.

Easter Parade

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Yet another holiday is wholly incorporated into the universal White House calendar.

The Clinton Library glommed onto the White House Easter Egg Roll, but holding it’s event a week earlier.

clinton-library-easter.jpg Giving us the disturbing image of Presidential Heads on Sticks.

But Clinton is merely following the proud tradition of other past Presidents who can’t let go of that

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In Crawford a “Western White House Easter Egg Roll” bush-banner-western-white-house-easter-egg-roll.jpg appropriating the event name appears to be a Bush fan effort, gathering tough Texans indoors this year and last.

Today’s actual event at the White House featured, as always in recent years. the most pointless of a pointless category:

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Mount Rushmore: The Stones Cry Out

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A supporter of adding Ronald Reagan to Mount Rushmore is taking the cargo cult route, a visual version of building the runways so the planes will come.

In the case of Fred J. Eckert it’s make the image and the statue will follow.

“I want to help hurry the inevitable,” vows the former Amassador to Fiji [and Tonga!], a one-term New York Congressman who took a safe Republican seat and lost it to a Democrat who’s held it ever since.

Jack Kemp calls the result “classy.” reagan-mt-rushmore-poster.jpg

 

 

Time And Tide Wait For This Guy Especially

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The swamp is reclaiming it’s own in Washington. The Jefferson Memorial sits perched on the edge of the Tidal Basin along the Potomac, and it’s sinking.

The National Park Service may be preparing for the worst. If you go to their Jefferson Memorial page’s in depth information and click “Monuments & Memorials” you get a “page not found.”