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Maybe they don't want us to vote...

Pro-Birth is NOT Pro-Life

The Fox News Terminology Conversion Chart

Not our world

The GOP Fear-a-Day Calendar...

Soon, very soon...

Same Shit, Different Decade.

What's up with the White English Speaking World?

The legislative bodies of the white English speaking world are now led by right/center right political parties. With the election of the Republicans to both houses of Congress, we now join The UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia with conservatives in charge of our national legislators.

Anyone has any idea what's going on here?

Is this just a co-inky-dink? Or what?

The Smithsonian Names Sarah Palin One Of The Top 100 Most Significant Americans

The Smithsonian Names Sarah Palin One Of The Top 100 Most Significant Americans, Leaves Out President Obama

In the following list, which of these people don’t belong?

Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
Franklin Roosevelt
Neil Armstrong
Martin Luther King Jr.
Frederick Douglass
Eleanor Roosevelt
Sarah Palin
Hellen Keller
Thomas Jefferson
Frank Sinatra
Michael Jackson
Mark Twain
Walt Disney
George W. Bush
Henry Ford
Jackie Robinson
Babe Ruth
Steve Jobs
Muhammad Ali

This is merely 20 of the people Smithsonian Magazine included in its list of the 100 most influential Americans of all-time. ALL-TIME! That means in all of American history, even prior to the founding of our nation.

And if you immediately picked out Sarah Palin as one the people on this list who stick out like a sore thumb, congratulations. You’re a sane and intelligent person.

The other person, though more deserving of the honor than Palin and yet probably doesn’t belong there either, is George W. Bush.

Smithsonian put together their list by enlisting Steven Skiena, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, and Charles B. Ward, an engineer at Google who is an expert in ranking methodologies. The pair used “an algorithmic method of ranking historical figures, just as Google ranks web pages,” and “their concept of significance has less to do with achievement than with an individual’s strength as an Internet meme — how vividly he or she remains in our collective memory.”


Goodness, gracious, great buns of fire...

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