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Today Is Patriot’s Day

The War of American Revolution began today with the first shots fired in Lexington and Concord in 1775.

 

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I felt it would be appropriate to note Patriot’s Day here and express thanks to our first American patriots who took up arms against tyranny.  That tradition continues to this day with our brave volunteer patriots going face-to-face against Islamic terrorists throughout the world.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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16 Comments

  1. We had an off day. You got lucky.

    Comment by UK Daily Pundit — April 19, 2007 @ 1:35 pm - April 19, 2007

  2. #1 – Sore loser.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — April 19, 2007 @ 1:39 pm - April 19, 2007

  3. Bruce, I wish we spent more time thinking about the brave men and women who served in and alongside the Continental Armies, militia, and unknown bands of farmer-soldiers. The truth is, most people today couldn’t provide a narrative of the key fators which lead to the War for Independence.

    Usually, they’re the same people who think helping the Iraqi people establish a democracy is the work for someone else.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — April 19, 2007 @ 2:59 pm - April 19, 2007

  4. And now Democrat leader Harry Reid makes the surrender official.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — April 19, 2007 @ 5:47 pm - April 19, 2007

  5. Bruce, thanks for the reminder. I second the thoughts.

    Comment by Mike — April 19, 2007 @ 6:21 pm - April 19, 2007

  6. Oh (sniff)! If only that maverick cowboy, racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe Washington had only sat down and talked with the obviously superior intellectual Cornwallis(sp?). All those Americans wouldn’t have died (spooge) senselessly. He should have “redeployed” at Valley Forge.

    BTW, Bruce, when are you coming for tea?

    We had an off day. You got lucky.

    And in 1812??

    ;P

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — April 20, 2007 @ 1:23 am - April 20, 2007

  7. To 1 -Parents have to let go of their childern when they grow up so when the parents become old and frail, the childern can take care of them

    Comment by Vince P — April 20, 2007 @ 7:01 am - April 20, 2007

  8. O/T

    Bruce, the statute you chose to depict as a Minuteman was/is the subject of considerable controversy for wannabe historians… turns out there are two Minutemen statutes in the Lexington/Concord battle area. The one you selected is in Lexington and was rehabilitated from a horse trough watering adornment into a Minuteman statute in the early 20th C.

    The conventional Minuteman statute is near the North Bridge in Concord. It was sculpted by Daniel Chester French (he did Lincoln for the DC Memorial). The statute includes a plow and a practical farmer’s hat; musket at ease. It’s supposed to be Capt Davis of Acton –the guy who literally got his head shot off by the lobsterbacks at the North Bridge on 4/19/75.

    The Lexington statute is more militaristic… more aggressive stance… no plow, no reference to farmer-soldier. Turns out, Lexington didn’t even send militiamen to the Bridge on that fateful day. But the Lexington militia man is more famous because it was used on war bonds and elsewhere in commerce to symbolize the “Minuteman”.

    Last time I toured French’s home/studio, the docent asked us to raise our hands and vote on which statute was better. The guys I was with picked your featured statute, the Lexington militia man over the Concord Minuteman.

    Why: he’s more hunky, better looking; check out those pecs, forearms. The women present said yeah, he looked like he jumped off a romance pulp novel cover. Could it be, subconsciously, why you chose the Lexington statute.

    Or is this a case of too much information?

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — April 20, 2007 @ 10:38 am - April 20, 2007

  9. #8 – M-Matt, I didn’t even consider the statue’s “hunky” qualifications until you brought it up.

    But now that you did…WOOF!

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — April 20, 2007 @ 12:53 pm - April 20, 2007

  10. Lobsterbacks. That’s a new one to me.

    Furhter, It’s funny when you talk about Ethan Allen these days. Too many folks think you’re talking about the furniture store, but those are the ones who don’t know the difference between the Rev War and the Civil War. The same are totally lost on the SpanAm or the Seminole Wars too.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — April 21, 2007 @ 1:42 am - April 21, 2007

  11. Lobsterbacks…. lol. I’m sure that, along with “Redcoats” would be banned by the PC police if the Revolutionary War was fought today!

    As for the picture…. very interesting, Matt! Honestly, I picked this photo cuz it was the first one that came up in my Google search on Patriot’s Day. (Blame it on my laziness!)

    Comment by GayPatriot — April 21, 2007 @ 5:10 pm - April 21, 2007

  12. Ah, the irony of it all…given George Washington and co. were 18th Century terrorists.

    Have a nice day!
    :-)

    Comment by Lt William Calley — April 22, 2007 @ 5:50 am - April 22, 2007

  13. yeah i remember reading all those stories how George and Tom would blow up Chlorine bombs at the market places in New York to kill as many colonoists as they could

    idiot

    Comment by Vince P — April 22, 2007 @ 2:04 pm - April 22, 2007

  14. The shot heard round the world.

    Comment by rightwingprof — April 22, 2007 @ 2:21 pm - April 22, 2007

  15. Nice. That’s a really good image to go with the post.

    Comment by Jeremayakovka — April 22, 2007 @ 6:54 pm - April 22, 2007

  16. “PC police”

    I’m sorry, i thought the ‘PC police’ were the same people who have made it illegal (in some places) to call gay people, ‘faggots’, ‘poof’s’, ‘homo’s’ etc..?

    Comment by Dave — April 29, 2007 @ 8:30 am - April 29, 2007

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