The Museum of Patriotism has come and gone. Fortunately, the NASCAR Hall of Fame never came, despite the our city leaders’ best attempts to turn downtown into a haven for redneck tourists (more so).
A proposed museum for pirates, meanwhile, remains a pipe dream. But what of peace?
[Global Peace Museum] will tell the exciting history of how travel, tourism, teamwork and trade have built the health and wealth of our Global Family through ages past, with Space as the next frontier.
The four T’s — did they steal that from Gandhi? Fresh Loaf reports the peace museum failed in its attempt to acquire the retired Space Shuttle Atlantis to be the facility’s centerpiece.
“He wasn’t perfect, but [former Egyptian President Hosni] Mubarak was one of the best friends that we had in the Middle East region,” Bachmann said. “When Mubarak was in trouble, where was the president? He was sitting on his hands and let Mubarak fall.”
So Bachmann would have sent U.S. troops to Egypt to defend a corrupt dictator? Bachmann and Donald Trump seem to think the American ideal is taking what you want and telling the rest of the world to fuck off.
Of thee I sing …
Forget about birth certificates and Bill Ayers — conspiracy buffs would be better served investigating Obama’s involvement in the GOP nominating process. How else do you explain Donald Trump rising to a tie atop a poll of possible Republican contenders for president?
Though my Southern roots go way back, I’m glad “we” lost the war that started 150 years ago today. Anyone with a conscience should feel the same way. Are Germans wistful about WWII?
Not that I’m comparing the Confederates to Nazis. But enslavement or extermination isn’t much of a choice, and celebrating any government or cause that would sanction either seems particularly cruel. That heritage is nothing to be proud of.