What does the Armenian genocide have to do with the Battle of Vienna?
Richard Windsor was Lisa Jackson's invisible friend; isn't that cute? Obviously, someone with an imagination that vivid should be a high federal government official.
Yeah but the Afghanistan-Soviet war involved an invasion by a foreign power. If we get into Syria, the USA will be the invaders. Right now, they're fighting a civil war among themselves.
I'm one up on ya. My BIRTHDAY is October 7.
While you're on the subject, what in the hell does Jefferson and Washington being slave owners have to do with the legitimacy of their assertion that all men are created equal?
Ohmigod, they acted hypocritically. Whatever shall we do about the Constitution?
When Harry Belafonte calls for jailing people who disagree with his prescription for what ought to be done with America, he reveals not only his true totalitarian self, but he also helps to clarify the nature of the racial divide that exists in this country.
Hooray for more clarity. We begin to know where we stand.
You forgot "Banana Boat Song" and "Island In the Sun." Belafonte had a number of hits, not just "Jamaica Farewell." He also was in several paternalistic movies about the plight of blacks both in the Caribbean and the United States, including one about a nuclear apocalypse (The World, The Flesh, and The Devil) in which he explored a relationship with -gasp!- a white woman. The white folk song crowd loved him. Blacks, not so much. They were listening to jazz, rhythm and blues, and the Detroit (later Motown) sound. Belafonte was singing "Man Piaba, Woman Piaba" at Carnegie Hall, not the Apollo Theater.
When it comes to Harry Belafonte, just remember who his audience was. It wasn't black people who made him wealthy from his calypso singing and his movies.
Help me out here: what is the topic "The Gates of Vienna?" Is that the Battle of Vienna in 1683 that it refers to? Why would modern-day Turks be offended by the teaching of that topic? It was the Ottoman Empire and it was 400 years ago. Turkey has expressly repudiated the Ottoman Empire.
I mean right now, today, the Turkish people are rioting in the streets against Erdogan's overly strict application of Muslim standards about, of all things, alcohol (among other things, no doubt), so it's not as if they're all sharia'd and ummah'd up.
Seems as if the Turks might be more sensible and less subject to taking offense than Austrians think.
And no more teaching about the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Non-Sioux and non-Cheyenne people might be offended.
I thought that the prevailing view among our national moderates was that the U.S.A. has no business sticking its nose into somebody else's civil war.
How come the Syrian civil war is now suddenly so all-fired compelling as to U.S. action of some type? The Syrian rebels could be Jeffersonian democrats and it still wouldn't be any of our business unless the Syrian situation threatened the national security of the U.S.A.