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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Obama; Columbus for a New Age

Timothy Birdnow

This from the Federalist Patriot:

Politics of personal insulting: "If some of these [Republican] folks were around when Columbus set sail, they must have been founding members of the 'flat earth society.' They would not believe that the world was round." --Barack Obama

At the time Columbus set sail everyone knew the Earth was round. The reason Columbus couldn't get funding was because he calculated the Earth to be about half as large as it really is, and everyone knew he was a fool; he wasn't getting to China by that route.

Obama is not only showing his ignorance here, but he is placing himself in the position of Columbus, who by all rights should have gotten himself and his crew killed. But then, Columbus believed in far-fetched models and simulations, sort of like another intrepid explorer we know.

Both men were very, very lucky. Columbus at least handed an empire to his patrons, while Obama is busily destroying a nation. Oh, and Columbus may have been lucky for Europe, but he was not such good fortune for the aboriginal inhabitants of the Americas. Obama is terrible fortune for us all!

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