You know how it's really easy to beat yourself up for not retaining the information you learned in school as a kid. Don't worry. At least you're not Sarah Palin, who gave a fun "fact' filled history lesson on Paul Revere:
Haha. Totally, Ms. Palin. It was pretty genius of Paul Revere to make as much noise as possible with bells and guns while making his secret horseback ride. Good call.
While that clip is certainly good on its own, Boing Boing has posted this picture of Paul Revere's reaction. Perfect.
- I think Joe Rogen was right when presenting the Republican's plan to "go dumber" than G.W. Bush.
- Because, sure . . . Why the hell not?
- If only she'd told everyone that her parents met and got together because of the Selma march, enabling her birth and giving her a direct pedigree to the civil rights movement... even though she was born nearly 3 years BEFORE the Selma march... that is totally acceptable, but flubbing a largely misunderstood bit of history (the poem everyone learns isn't factual) - OH we can't have that. I'll take her off-the-cuff brain fart over an INTENTIONAL pandering LIE any day. Even this reporter has it wrong. The lanterns didn't warn the colonists about the British, they let Revere & his comrades know by which method the Regulars were arriving.
- ...and there are actually people who feel she was a good candidate.
- She had to of been in special classes, theres no way she isnt even a little retarded, she's full blown helmet at the zoo, water wings while drinking soup retarded!!
- Oh, Clay Wisner said it first, but when I watched this, I thought, "Lanterns weren't used to warn the colonists of anything. Lanterns were used to indicate, 'One if by land, and two if by sea.' " Paul Revere and some other riders warned various communities that, "The British are coming, the British are coming!"
- "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." - Paul Revere to British officer(s) who stopped him at gunpoint on his "secret" ride. Also, while Revere himself didn't ring any bells, fire shots, or bang any drums (they used drums, too) all these methods were used as warnings as he made his ride. Your first mistake, FOD, was using the "information you learned in school as a kid."
- I think every political candidate should be able to pass a simple history test- Its inexcusable how many of these "leaders" know nothing about simple facts on our history. "those that do not know history are doomed to repeat it." While we are at that how about a simple test on the bill of rights as well.
- Paul Revere said it all without saying a word. Love it.
- BRILLIANT! This is exactly why she and John McCain swept the election in '08, Oh wait a minute...
- Hehehehe!! OMG!! Freaking Hilarious!!!
- How did that women ever get close to where she is today knowing so little? Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous poem Paul Revere's ride tells the tale, and it's taught in elementary school >.> "One if by land, and two if by sea..." Lanterns were used....Not bells....and it was their system of broadcasting how the British were coming (via land or sea....)
- Sarah's reply: "Okay, first of all I don't need to adhere to the hummersexual agenda to make a historical point. If you really loved this country like I do you'd understand what I meant. I meant the figurative bells & whistles. Come on guys, that's old timey stuff anyway. Don't we have a black man in the white house? And do I have to remind you that he's not there to serve coffee? That's the real challenge here. Good coffee in a white cup. I mean you're so lamestream medium."