As much as I respect Vivian Paige, I firmly believe that nobody should be forced to apologize for history. History is, by definition, historic and unchangeable, and moreover, those involved in drafting the legislation in question are causing the Commonwealth to apologize for something which very few of its current Citizens are even remotely responsible for. Although, on second thought, seeing how many New Yorkers and Californians have
infested relocated to Fairfax County, maybe she does have a point: New Englanders were the primary purveyors of the shipping side of the Slave Trade, even after it was outlawed by the U.S. Constitution, and California was built to no insignificant degree with Chinese slave labor. Even so, I still hope that this bill dies a sudden death, so that the Commonwealth may maintain at least a slight shred of its dignity and former glory.
Moving on, it's also quite annoying to see that we've coronated a Queen
, at least, the way the media is portraying her we have. I mean, the Yahoo! News front page
for today says it all for me. Royalty.
One can only wonder how much moolah this is costing the American taxpayer -- or how many Corporate donations are
bribing her contributing to the festivities
(hint to you liberals: "Charities," "trust funds," and "non-governmental organizations" are corporations too!)
Finally, nothing bothers me more than blatant historical revisionism
. (Or is that, "Waldoism?") Thomas Jefferson was not
a "deist," interested in all religions, he was primarily a Christian
. His newly-rediscovered Quran was given to him as a gift by the Ambassador from Tripoli, while he was representing the united States to England. That didn't stop him from declaring war on, and unleashing the wrath of that vaunted bunch of Dragoons upon the very same Ambassador's government
, and it didn't imply that Jefferson himself
was an "admirer" of Islam.
Man, 2007 is shaping up to be the most annoying year yet at this rate!