"I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer."
Ann Coulter, who seems to have her knickers in a twist over the World Cup said that HERE. She also doesn't like the metric system.
Dang -- I'd always understood that all four of my great-grandfathers were born here -- several generations removed from the Old Country. And yet I've been watching the World Cup. How could this be? Hanky panky with immigrants way back on my family tree? But then I was one of those liberal soccer moms (Ann hates them too) who was brainwashed into enjoying a sport that only occasionally involves brutal body contact (Ann likes brutal body contact. It makes us more American, evidently.)
There's so much I'd like to say about AC but, really, she speaks for herself. And if I said much more, I'd start using all the Bad Language at my disposal. And so I'll move on . . .
Let's consider Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who stated at an event back in January that the US was founded on the Bible and that the word 'religion' in the First Amendment refers only to Christianity.
"Buddha didn't create us," he explains. "Mohammed didn't create us. It's the God of the Holy Scriptures."
Well, that's pretty conclusive, Roy. Thanks for clearing that up. You can read the whole text HERE -- including Moore's retraction after being called out by the American Civil Liberties Union.
As some wise someone said, "You're entitled to your own beliefs. You aren't entitled to your own facts."
Closer to home, Speaker of the NC House of Representatives and candidate for the US Senate, Thom Tillis has an interesting take on who is a 'traditional North Carolinian' -- hint: he's not talking about the Native Americans. It's well worth reading Cynthia (self described as a 'life long North Carolinian and a life long black person') Greenlee's takedown HERE
Conservative Christian David Barton is longing for the good old days when women didn't vote. It was more Biblical, that way, with the husband -- biblically the head of the family -- making those decisions. This article explains why getting rid of the female vote would be a boon to the GOP -- all those 'traditional' voters.
I'm not suggesting that any but the farthest fringes of the Right think this might be a good idea -- but I'll bet there are some who dream of it..
Okay, got that political stuff out of my system for a while. I haven't even mentioned fracking . . .. . .
Or climate change denial . . . or homophobia . . . or . . . no, no more for now.
Here is a pretty flower.