Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mt. Rushmore's Faces Are a Scream, Aren't They?

All 'cept Teddy Roosevelt's.

Why? Cuz none of the others ever visited the state. Or the territory. Or what became the territory.

From a quick Internet search (not an exhaustive study) I can find no records that indicate George Washington, Thomas Jefferson or Aby-Baby Lincoln ever visited the place that is now the state where their giant likenesses are carved into a granite mountain...   Only Teddy Roosevelt visited South Dakota in 1903.

Thus, if it's "amusing" that Lee, Jackson and Davis are memorialized on Stone Mountain because they had a minimal presence in Georgia during the war, it is an absolute KNEE-SLAPPER that Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln are memorialized on Mt. Rushmore, a state/territory/place none of them ever visited, ever. No visits. None. Zero. Zip. Nada.

Of course, most people have sense enough to know that a person memorized with a monument need not have lived in or even visited the place where the  monument is located.  In Pensacola, f'rinstance, on Palafox Street downtown, there is a bust of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I don't believe he ever visited here. Presumably, then, we should find it hilarious, or at least "amusing" that the bust stands in the median of Palafox Street in "MLK Plaza."

But of course, we know what Simpson's doing -- what he always does -- he's throwing crap.  Too bad they don't make crap-throwing an Olympic sport. He'd have no problem qualifying for the team.

1 comment :

  1. Speaking of Simpson, I would love to see someone go to this page and expose Simpson's hate for anything Confederate.


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