Category Archives: Abraham Lincoln

One For the Books

From Salon:

A reviewer for the official National Park Service bookstore at Ford’s Theatre has recommended that Bill O’Reilly’s bestselling new book about the Lincoln assassination not be sold at the historic site “because of the lack of documentation and the factual errors within the publication.”

Rae Emerson, deputy superintendent at Ford’s Theatre, which is a national historic site under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, has penned a scathing appraisal of O’Reilly’s “Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever.” In Emerson’s official review, which I’ve pasted below, she spends four pages correcting passages from O’Reilly’s book before recommending that it not be offered for sale at Ford’s Theatre because it is not up to quality standards.

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Historical Raisins

It’s a very special night here at the Raisin. This is the 500th post! Since the name Hysterical Raisins is a play on historical reasons, I thought we would look at Raisin’s and Mighty Mikk0mouse’s ancestors throughout history.

We begin in 1492…

Raphael de Raisin points Christopher Columbus in the right direction on the Santa Maria while Mighty ManuelRatón keeps those in the smaller boat calm

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Spin City

From the Washington Post:

NEW YORK — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) defended his attacks against Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) during his appearance tonight on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” and suggested he might pick a fictional character from NBC’s “The Office” as his vice president.

Marking his 13th appearance on the show, McCain parried with Stewart on questions ranging from his Secret Service detail to his relationship with President Bush. The senator joked that he decided to announce his vice presidential choice on tonight’s show: Dwight Schrute, the assistant to the regional manager (or “assistant regional manager,” if you ask Schrute) in the Scranton branch of the faux Dunder Mifflin paper company.

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The Lapel Show

It’s official. Lou Dobbs has lost his fucking mind. When he recently went in for a tonsillectomy, did the anesthesiologist turn off the oxygen by mistake? Did the surgeon miss and nip a bit of Lou’s brain instead of his tonsils? Whatever the case, I will repeat–Lou Dobbs has lost his fucking mind.

NEW YORK (CNN) — Lunacy among our public figures in this country certainly didn’t subside over the weeks that I’ve been away from the broadcast. I’ve been no less than astounded by the incongruity, the contradiction, the specious and silly public statements by public and political figures over something like a flag pin worn on one’s lapel.

Like many Americans, I began wearing a flag pin after September 11. I do so out of respect for those killed in the terrorist attacks, and in recognition of this country’s war on radical Islamist terror. It turns out that some journalists and some presidential candidates are uncomfortable and even upset about flags on lapels.

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Ebony and Apathy

From the Los Angeles Times:

BALTIMORE — The lesser-known Republican presidential candidates condemned their top rivals Thursday for skipping a debate on minority issues and said their absence hurt the party’s image and amplified racial divisions.

Four empty lecterns highlighted the decisions of former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Sen. John McCain of Arizona and former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee to skip the debate at historically black Morgan State University.

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