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Sarah Palin Has No Idea Who Paul Revere Was, Or What He Did

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Jabbering imbecile Sarah Palin and her rented tour bus continue to bring laughs to America. Here's how she described Paul Revere's famous 1775 secret horseback ride through the countryside where he quietly warned revolutionary conspirators of the British Army's progress between Boston and Lexington, where they planned to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock: “He who warned uh, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh by ringing those bells, and um, makin’ sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed.” You must watch this video from the local news in Boston.


Could Sarah Palin be stupider?

Yes, and she is stupider: She also claims Paul Revere's "midnight ride" on the eve of the Revolutionary War has something to do with the U.S. Constitution's second amendment -- the Bill of Rights wouldn't exist until 1789 and wouldn't be ratified until the end of 1791 -- another 16 years after Revere's famous ride. Ugh, every time Sarah Palin speaks in public, the nation's collective IQ drops another point.

Oh, and those British takin' away our arms? Paul Revere was British. Hancock and Adams were British. (Revere also never shouted "The British are coming," both because that would defeat the purpose of quietly riding by night to alert his fellow revolutionary elitists and because they were all British.) He rang no bells, he fired no shots. Again, what would be the point of a secret midnight ride -- and he was one of approximately 40 revolutionary conspirators and spies riding around Lexington that night warning of the army's approach -- if he was banging on bells and firing shots into the sky like some common Wasilla meth freak with a semi-automatic?

And then Sarah Palin's stupidity and vapidity reached the known threshold and she vanished into space-time. Not really. Not ever. [PoliticsUSA]

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Yesterday afternoon, 45-year-old Gary Martin of Aurora, Illinois was let go from his job at the Henry Pratt Company, a factory that manufactures water valves. In response, he took out a pistol with a laser scope and began shooting at random. He killed five people and injured six others who were just trying to make it through the day at the water valve factory, and then the police killed him.

His mother said he was "stressed out." He "seemed fine" according to the clerk at the Circle K where he bought his cigars that morning. His neighbor thought he was a nice guy. Some people were surprised, others were not.

This kind of thing used to be shocking, but it's a story we're used to now. It gets repeated at least once a month. It's just what happens now, and we can't do anything about it because we can't do anything about gun control. This is, the Right has decided, just the price we all have to pay so they can stockpile guns for funsies, and take sexy pictures of guns shoved in their pants. This is the blood that waters their special tree of liberty.

It's fucking exhausting. And stupid. We shouldn't have to live this way. No one should have to live this way. But we do. Why? Because some day some yahoos might want to overthrow the government, which is (of course) a completely legal thing to do, and their "right" to do that must be protected. So it's literally just never, ever going to stop.

Gary Martin, like most other mass shooters, also had a history of violence against women. In 1994, in Mississippi, he was convicted for stabbing one. He should not have been able to get a gun after that. I would like to know how and why he was able to get that pistol with the laser scope that he killed five people with yesterday afternoon. Maybe someone gave it to him. Maybe he bought it somehow. Maybe someone forgot to do a background check. Maybe he bought it from someone who didn't have to do a background check.

I am so goddamned tired of writing this article. I am out of things to say.

[Sun-Times]

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That's right, Wonkers, while we're all up here in America dealing with the terribleness, your Editrix and her fambly are in MEXICO AT THE BEACH, where they will probably stay for a little while longer or maybe they're never coming back SHRUGGIE EMOTICON. But that's OK, they deserve some time to be AT THE BEACH in MEXICO, oh no, don't get NATIONAL EMERGY CARAVANNED!

Yeah, so it's time to count down your top ten stories of the week, like we do on Saturday mornings. Shall we? WE SHALL.

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