Democratic science: vaccinations cause autism. Republican science: the earth is 6,000 years old. Reminds me of the 1930’s when there was Nazi Science: science funded by the government to “prove” its pet theories.
Gravity is a Chinese plot to keep America from being competitive in business.
It’s been a while since we’ve had a pope assassinated or deposed. For a while there, you could not be pope without the blessing of the King of France and vice-versa.
The Republican Health Care system: Don’t get sick.
This gives me an idea for another cartoon: God sitting there with a box labeled “Universe” (maybe a picture of a spiral galaxy on the box) and the Ikea logo. He’s looking at a sheet and it says: “some assembly required.”
If the neighbors were doing this, they wouldn’t have time to watch.
This one goes to my sister.
@Painted Wolf: Lee was Lincoln’s first choice to command the Union Army. Lee had the idea that the Federal Government had too much to say in the affairs of the States not unlike many people today. For Lee, it was a matter of State’s Rights.
If you wish to study leadership, you need to study Lee. His genius wasn’t in his military accomplishments but in his ability to motivate people. He was truly concerned with the well-being of his subordinates: at Gettysburg, he personally apologized to his privates as they came off the field taking full responsibility for the defeat. He offered his resignation to Davis who had the good sense to decline it.
At Appomattox he expected to be arrested and executed but his first request was for food for his starving men.
He accepted his defeat graciously and instead of ordering a guerrilla war as the Union feared, he told his troops to go home and be “good citizens.”
Lee choose the wrong side. It was the one that had more slave states than the Union did. Or do we forget that the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves ONLY in the states that were in rebellion against the United States.
I am certainly not defending slavery, but if the Stars and Bars stand for slavery, then they did so from 1860 to 1865. The Stars and Stripes stood for slavery from 1789 to 1865. We are not as innocent as we would like to believe we are.
Hero or villain depends whether you are on the winning side. George Washington was a traitor to his country, too.
Do not judge 19th century choices with 21st century morals. I can understand – even if I do not agree – why Lee made his choice.
I’ve often said that I think Frank the First is steering the Catholic Church in the right direction. However, the Catholic Church is like the Titanic: it’s massive and it does not respond well to the helm. I am afraid that the pontiff will hit a couple more icebergs before he can get it on course.
Six degrees of separation.