Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on April 1st, 2011 4:45 am by HL
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble — Leave My Little Girl Alone, live on Austin City Limits. I promised Margaret that I would feature Stevie Ray with attitude this week – h/t darkblack for the video.
What’s on your mind?
Your Republican Front-Runner, Mike “Pol Pot” Huckabee
Imagine if a Democratic candidate had the temerity to praise Howard Zinn…who is actually, you know, a legitimate historian? But if you’re a Republican you can pretty much praise any crackpot and get a round of applause.
Conservative non-scholars (redundant?) like to praise conservative crackpot David Barton and his fantasy-fiction as history. Plus, we all know there isn’t a conservative politician alive who doesn’t proclaim the Second Amendment the greatest single piece of over-compensation ever given to poorly endowed ‘Muricans by the hand of God (hey…kinky).
Most importantly, when you are able to combine these two dementias into one sound bite, you are clearly worthy of being the Republican front-runner:
“I just wish that every single young person in America would be able to be under his [Barton’s] tutelage and understand something about who we really are as a nation. I almost wish that there would be something like a simultaneous telecast and all Americans would be forced, forced — at gun point no less — to listen to every David Barton message. And I think our country would be better for it. I wish it’d happen.”
I suppose it is possible to argue (after all, see above) that wishing Americans be indoctrinated at gun point was somehow taken out of context (as opposed to being plainly fucking nuts) which is why it was later edited out of the video. Better get CNN’s Joe Johns on this one.