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  Blazing Twaddle

Genius of History David Barton Finds Reliable Gun Facts In Louis L’Amour Novel

(updated with correction; see note at end) So, what new amazing tales of actual history as she truly happened does floppy-brained fact buggerer David Barton have for us this week? As you may recall, Barton, the Christianist “historian” whose recent book on Thomas Jefferson was so full of fabrications that his own publisher recalled it, was recently featured in Your Wonkette when he claimed that the real problem with guns in U.S. America is that we simply don’t have them with us at all times — after all, he reasoned, in Colonial times, when everyone had a muzzle-loader at the ready, there aren’t any accounts of accidental shootings, so if everyone today were to keep a 9-millimeter in their waistband, almost nobody would ever shoot his Glock off. Well, it turns out that the topic of guns is pretty darn popular at the moment, so Barton has been having himself a fine old time with tales of how in America’s Good Old Days, an armed populace kept everyone happy and free. Arm teachers? Better yet, why not arm the kids, too? As we see in the video up top, that idea is grounded in the very best Authentic Frontier Gibberish available — after all, it convinced even a skeptical tough guy like Glenn Beck! This week, we learned that Barton’s tale appears to come from an unimpeachable source of knowledge on the Old West — a 1979 novel by Louis L’Amour, Bendigo Shafter. Read more on Genius of History David Barton Finds Reliable Gun Facts In Louis L’Amour Novel…
  Just Corporate Criminals Playin' with Tanks

Televangelist Explains How His Jebus Books Brought Down The Berlin Wall

You may have thought that the Berlin Wall was brought down by the economic and political bankruptcy of the East German government in 1989, or maybe because of the impromptu actions of enthusiastic Berliners who just kind of spontaneously went all nutty and freedomy and sledge-hammery, or perhaps even as a result of delayed echoes from a 1987 sonic attack by Ronald Reagan, but last week we learned that all of these hypotheses were incorrect! What really did it, according to televangelist Kenneth Copeland, was a handful of East German fundamentalists who were “talking to [the Wall] in the name of Jesus,” and telling it to fall down for years and years, and “just suddenly one day, thpppppppt, down it went.” Read more on Televangelist Explains How His Jebus Books Brought Down The Berlin Wall…