Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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IMPORTANT CORRECTION!

Several conservative bloggers have been repeating this misinformation (which they probably read on other rightwing blogs and news sites):

"We do know from every media source that three representatives from the White House will attend Brown's funeral tomorrow. I think that at least one of those representatives went to school with Michael Brown's mother back in high school.

In contrast, there was not a single representative from the Obama administration at the recent burial of Major General Greene at Arlington National Cemetery."


The above claim is TOTALLY WRONG. This is what happens in the right wing blog sphere. They read a false claim and it spreads like wildfire.

The fact is that President Obama's cabinet officer, Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel attended Major General Greene's funeral.

Will the right wing blogs and news sites retract their abominable lie?

Of course not.

"Right-wing media outlets criticized the Obama administration over news that three administration officials planned to attend shooting victim Michael Brown's funeral, citing the myth that the White House failed to send representation to the funeral of Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, who was killed in Afghanistan -- In reality, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel attended the two star general's service."

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Did You Know?

10 comments:

Jerry Critter said...

Yet, I have my doubts that an atheist could get elected president today.

Shaw Kenawe said...
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Shaw Kenawe said...

Jerry,

Ron Reagan, Jr., has said he could never run for the presidency because he's an atheist. Ha! The son of the GOP's saintly president would never be elected by his father's groupies!

If you do some reading about A. Lincoln, while he used biblical references and spoke of a creator in many of his speeches, he really, really wasn't religious at all. Everything written by his close friends and associates attest to this.

And yet, he's one of our most revered presidents (outside of Dixie, that is). LOL!

Maybe he was secretly a deist, like the Founding Fathers.

Rational Nation USA said...

Shaw - What can one say? This is a very serious subject, especially in this day and age.

This post, to put it simply... NAILED it!


Thank you for posting.

Octopus said...

In the public interest, may these words from your humble Octopus be fitting for the occasion:

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Thanks for listening.

Rational Nation USA said...

Octo - Makes perfect sense to me ;)

Jerry Critter said...

I don't know what the language is,Octo, but here is the Google Translate translation:

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Malcolm said...

The only way an atheist could get elected POTUS today is if they pretended they weren't. The same goes for an agnostic. I wouldn't be surprised if we already haven't had atheist presidents in the past. Wouldn't it be something if Lincoln was one?!

S.W. Anderson said...

The item in the post tries to equate faith with fear. For some people that might be accurate, just as for some people — crackpot crusaders — acting the bully and insisting might makes right equates with patriotism.

I think both notions are off the mark.

Shaw Kenawe said...

RN, I got the post from a friend on facebook. Thanks.

Dear nephew (O)CT(O),

The only Latin I know I learned from attending Catholic Mass in the bad old days, and I have forgotten most of it, except God's telephone number.

"Et cum spiritu tuo"

Jerry,

Thanks for the translation. I thought it was an old Roman recipe for garum!

Malcolm,

Some historians believe Lincoln was an atheist, but had to refer to the creator for political reasons.

S.W.A.,

I think the poster is a good reminder of how fear can change even our most cherised ideals.