Tag: benjamin franklin

Deleted Comments: You Know What Causes School Shootings? Porn And Not Loving The Founders.

In which we learn that the true mark of an educated American is meeting the arbitrary demands of a guy in the comments.

The 5 Best Times Obama Called Everybody A Dumbass In His Rutgers Commencement Speech

It's a pity he's too shy to say what he really thinks.

Ben Carson Remembers That Time Ben Franklin Gave God A Beej

Brilliant brain doctor Ben Carson is not only great at butchering live baby parts in half (true story!), but he is also great at historical fiction. And not just the Bible kind, though that is his specialty. In October, Carson appeared on Jesus...
Why teach American history when you can worship it instead?

RNC Pretty Sure New AP History Test Is Racist Against America

Get your helmets and flak jackets on, folks, because it's Culture War time again. The Republican National Committee is very very concerned about the College Board's newly revised framework for the Advanced Placement U.S. History exam, condemning it for...

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks That Are 3/5 Accurate

You might think that our Christianist textbooks would have the decency to mention this true historical event where Jesus handed the Constitution to America's children while Washington, Lincoln, Adams and Hamilton sang show tunes, but this basic fact is...

Washington To Close Historic Post Office In Benjamin Franklin’s Old House Because Why Not

The U.S. Postal Service is now going to close "more than 1 in 10" of its post office locations around the country, as part of the National Shutting Down orchestrated by Washington Republicans and their extremist-libertarian corporate overlords. One...

Angry Dingbat Yells At Long-Dead Historical Figures

Meet Rick Barber, your patriotic candidate for Congress from Alabama's (we don't know) district. He closed down the honky tonk again, and now he's yelling at the demons of his imagination: Brewer-Patriot Sam Adams, socialist Parisian Benjamin Franklin and...

Happy Birthday, Ben Franklin!