Tag: world war I

Deleted Comments Of The Week: You Sheeple Represent What Is Sad About America

We heard from the Usual Gang of Idiots this week, but sadly, not a one of them is smart enough to work for MAD magazine.
Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day

We Are Now, As Ever, At War With Eastasia. Happy Memorial Day From Yr Wonkette.

We originally ran this post for Memorial Day 2015. It's a lovely read, so we decided it should be reposted this year. The Washington Post has pulled together a sobering chart that allows readers to determine what percentage of their...
Remember how dirty, scuffed up spaceships were a big deal?

Here, Have A Lot More Star Wars Crap: Your Saturday Nerdout

Happy Long Weekend Saturday, Nerdlings, and here is a whole bunch of Nerdstuff that we meant to bring you last weekend, except some rogue Bernie Sanders droids had to go and steal the blueprints for Hillary Clinton's electoral battle...
Ina has what Rachel Maddow would call a Muppet Smile there

Two WW I Heroes Finally American Enough To Receive Medals Of Honor They Earned

Two heroes of World War I were finally recognized Tuesday by President Obama at the White House; the president presented the Medal of Honor posthumously to Private Henry Johnson and to Sergeant William Shemin, whose heroism in battle was...
Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day

We Are Now, As Ever, At War With Eastasia. Happy Memorial Day From Yr Wonkette.

  While the editorial "we" is house style at Wonkette, we will use the less-pretentious "I" for the duration of this post, because we can occasionally turn the snark off, we swear. Starting now. The Washington Post has pulled together a...

Now Drink This! Your Classic Sidecar Cocktail Recipe

The sidecar is a beverage steeped in controversy. The creation lore is murky. The ratios are not widely agreed upon. Bartenders cannot decide whether to serve it with ice or strained. The only part which is accepted by nearly...

Jon Stewart Reviews Our Long Bipartisan History Of Screwing Over Vets (Video

Now that his initial wave of ranty anger over the Veterans Administration clusterfuck has passed, Jon Stewart brings us a brief review of our great nation's proud history of saying nice things about veterans, promising they deserve all the...

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks To Smite The Dreaded Hun

As we've noted before, there's one element of history where our textbooks aimed at the Christian homeschooling market actually manage to be fairly accurate: for some reason, they're able to discuss wars without bringing very much Godstuff into the...

Sundays With The Christianists: A ‘World History’ Textbook To Make The World Safe For Theocracy

Welcome to the 20th Century, time tourists! Our 10th-grade textbook for homeschoolers, World History and Cultures In Christian Perspective, would like to remind you that while science and technology are developing like crazy in this new century, the...

Relentless World War I Claims Its 68,208,171st Casualty

Not another one! This bloody war must end! Frank W. Buckles died Sunday, sadly yet not unexpectedly at age 110 In 1917 and 1918, close to 5 million Americans served in World War I, and Mr. Buckles, a cordial fellow...

Hooray! World War I Is Now Over! USA! USA! USA!

Germany is finally paying off the last of its reparations for World War I, so we can now close that chapter of world history with a bitchin' victory party. Yes! We did it! Those Krauts paid out! The principal...

Scalia Goes Nuts During Christian-y Court Case

One of the very very important court cases the Supreme Court is tackling during its first week back is Salazar vs. Buono, about "whether a 5-foot cross on federal government land in the Mojave National Preserve violates the Constitution's...

“Where Sanity Proudly Sleeps”