Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Patriot Day & Other WTF Items

I was getting ready to post another one of those "socialist zombie schoolchildren" or "death panel" reminders of hackery, but those have been momentarily obscured by even further lunacy.

News came across the Facey-space feed that the Obama administration is moving to downplay the events of September 11 by not highlighting Bush administration inspired rememberance events I've never heard of. Like "Patriot's Day."

WTF is Patriot's Day? I've never heard of it. The comments section is infected with absolute loons.

Surely, had the Obama administration made too much of the September 11 rememberances, he'd be accused of exploiting the tragedy for political gain.

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8 comments:

Andrea Shea King said...

Patriots' Day (sometimes incorrectly punctuated Patriot's Day or Patriots Day) is a civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. It is observed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts[1] and state of Maine[2] (once part of Massachusetts), and is a public school observance day in Wisconsin[3]. Observances and re-enactments of these first battles of the American Revolution occur annually at Lexington Green in Lexington, Massachusetts, (around 6am) and The Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts (around 9am). In the morning, a mounted reenactor with State Police escort retraces Paul Revere's ride, calling out warnings the whole way.

A simple Google would have been all it took to learn about it. Here, I'll even give you the link.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriots%27_Day

DADvocate said...

My daughter, voluntarily, watched Obama's speech yesterday in school. She came home with a dazed, glassy-eyed look, muttering in a flat, monotone voice, "Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama, etc" (She actually said, "Et cetera." Truly tragic. She was such a vivacious, lively child.

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

Andrea: thanks for the link. I don't think the "Patriot Day" activities the Fox News link was talking about have much to do with the Revolutionary War.

I wish there were more civic holidays commemorating Revolutionary War battles. I've always wanted an authentic 1815 Continental blue uniform for marching season in New Orleans, but Civil War era styles are much easier to come by.

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

DADvocate: that is damn funny...I mean, a crying shame.

hits4pay said...

In Remebrance of Patroits Day 2009 !!

patsbrother said...

In the vein of awknowledging those points on which we agree, I salute your granting WTF status to the President's supposed dissing of Patriots' Day, insofar as I've never heard of it.

However, I will add that none of the websites I've visited (other than your link) mention anything about it.

While I'm at it ONE...
I'm not one of those people who hates Glenn Beck. However, I saw a segment he aired two weeks ago in which he goes hog wild on the possibility of Obama's civilian defense force -- the one that's supposed to be as strong and as well funded as the military. A la Michael Moore, he played a lot of recent blurbs that - when placed next to the President's statement - looked really scary. The problem was, he didn't awknowledge that the President's statement was made a year ago and - unless he repeated himself and I missed it - has nothing to do with what is going on today.

WTF indeed.

While I'm at it TWO...
I know nothing about this crazy representative who yelled during the President's speech. And while I disagree with the President, I read the statement the man yelled after, and I can't come up with a single scenario in which my spontaneous outburst to something a public speaker said would be "You lie!" unless he was talking about me.

WTF.

On a slightly relatd note, considering that rather well-framed picture of dude's "spontaneous" outburst, I have the eerie suspicion that there is at least one camera pointed at each of the 435 members of Congress at all times during those shindigs.

And I bet the poor schmo photographer assigned to the Random House Republican "beat" last night didn't think he'd get anything worthwhile when he went to work. Little did he know...

patsbrother said...

And yes, I realize that there are 535 members of Congress.

I always forget that damn Senate...

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

Patriot Day is listed as September 11 on my desk calendar. It has been 8 years and this is the first time I've heard about it.