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Re: When America Fired the King. by canaveralgumby on 23 August 2006 6:24pm
 
ROTF Cheney is excellent motivation NOT to impeach Bush! HOWEVER, Cheney really is in charge anyway, so at least we could send poor George home, his brain must really hurt...

THAT'S IT!! I JUST GOT IT!! Bush is a Gumby!! That explains everything!

You know we're on a watch list now, right, Tuscon? :^)
 
Re: When America Fired the King. by sighthound on 23 August 2006 9:15pm
 
LOL, Cori!

And I'm sure we're all already on a watch list.
 
Re: When America Fired the King. by kazzzz on 24 August 2006 2:26am
 
OK I'll try again.

*ahem*

HI MIKE!!!
 
Re: When America Fired the King. by bandgeek512 on 24 August 2006 3:01am
 
I'll say hi to you...

hi!!! ;)
 
Re: When America Fired the King. by kazzzz on 24 August 2006 3:05am
 
HI!!!!!!

That Mike's a rude git ya know......
 
Re: When America Fired the King. by tucsonmike on 24 August 2006 7:24am
 
Hi Kaz! Sorry darlin. Just can't see sometimes. You know these old folks and bifocals LOL! Hi guys! Yeah, been kinda scarce lately.

Oh yes, we are on watchlists, Can we dance around as in Life of Brian JEHOVAH JEHOVAH!!
 
Re: When America Fired the King. by bandgeek512 on 24 August 2006 7:32am
 
A likely story, Mike. ;)

Our threads are weird...I wouldn't have it any other way!



--A bloody US peasant-- :D
 
Re: When America Fired the King. by tucsonmike on 24 August 2006 6:09pm
 
Yes, however that is what makes our threads interesting!;-)
 
Re: When America Fired the King. by fairygirl48 on 24 August 2006 7:28pm
 
True. This fellow bloody US peasant wouldn't want it any other way, either. :P
 
Re: When America Fired the King. by tucsonmike on 25 August 2006 1:42am
 
LOL! Heather, yes us bloody U.S. Peasants! We know how to use a musket though.

Some food for thought. One of the guys in my Toastmasters club is from Lexington, Massachusetts and he was a tourguide of the Lexington Battlefield as a kid.

I have two stories from him.
1. The Boston Tea Party. For those who don't know, in 1773, citizens of Boston dressed as Native Americans (warpaint etc) boarded a ship in Boston Harbor loaded with tea and threw the chests in the harbor. The reason we were all taught? To protest the tax on tea. The untold story? The tax had already been repealed. You see, Samuel Adams and John Hancock were smugglers on the side. When Parliament cut the tax they were losing out. They were the most radical and this is much of what drove them. So SOME of our Founding Fathers were not so wholesome. (John Hancock does have the largest signature on the Declaration of Independence. Allegedly so King George could read them without glasses).

2. April 19, 1775. Well first, Paul Revere rode from Charlestown after seeing the lanterns across Boston Harbor in Old North Church. He rides the fifteen miles to Lexington and Concord, crying "The British are Coming!" Surely someone threw open his window and cried, "We ARE the British ye drunken fool, now shut up go home and go to bed!" My friend Harvey told me he has marched from Charlestown to Lexington in a Revolutionary War Uniform. Said it took four hours and was not easy.
Anyway, the Redcoats are coming. (Now if you had said, "the Irish are coming," there would have been major consternation. That happened in 1847).
His Majesty's Government wasn't joking the soldiers sent were crack Grenadiers. Was this a massacre in the making?
Well, the Minutemen at Lexington and Concord were farmboys. They were scared. They were aroused at two A.M. when the word came to Lexington. The Minutemen mustered, but through their cold and fear went to the local tavern to drink.

The British showed up at 6 A.M. completely exhausted. So you had crack but exhausted troops of the Kings army on one side and drunken farmboys on the other. This should be interesting. Who fired the first shot? It is now thought Samuel Adams (making trouble again) hid behind a stone wall and fired a pistol. The Minutemen opened fired. Eventually the army retreated to Boston and were shot at all the way back.

So some side insanity of the beginning of How We Fired the King.
 
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