Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"Remembering Gettysburg: Lincoln and the Address"


16 comments:

bagoh20 said...

We don't have any ability to understand what it was like to deal with the carnage that went on during those few years. It's important to understand that the most destructive events we ever experienced were brought about by mistakes of domestic policy.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

It is a great speech.

AllenS said...

Obama won't be attending the 150th anniversary. He's busy working on taking over WalMart so that it's more accessible and cheaper and other stuff like that.

Aridog said...

Obama decided to pass on Gettysburg because he was so busy using his database genius awesome skills fixing healthcare.gov.

Translation: Too many white people in Gettysburg.

john said...

He would take umbrage with those who claimed that Lincoln wrote this in about an hour on the train to Gettysburg.

Wouldn't a walking tour through the battlefield with Prof. Pinsker be just about the best way one could spend a day or two?

chickelit said...

Maybe the exclusion of black soldiers at Gettysburg explains Obama's snubbing of the centennial?

chickelit said...

sesquicentennial, not centennial.

john said...

He also seems like the kind of guy who would buy the beers afterward.

john said...

The world will little note nor long remember what I say here.

Such is my life.

Aridog said...

I'm sure President Precious Peacock Obama celebrated the 54th Massachusetts's attack on Fort Wagner where 116 enlisted men died.

Oh, wait ...

Lem said...

The historian does go on to say that subsequently black revolutionary war soldiers were buried there.

The cemetery is not segregated.

ampersand said...
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bagoh20 said...

That historian does a great job in that video. I assume he was reading that, but if not, he's a very impressive teacher.

john said...

Wouldn't a walking tour through the battlefield with Prof. Pinsker be just about the best way one could spend a day or two? The world will little note nor long remember what I say here.

Bagoh20, even I didn't think it would happen this fast.

bagoh20 said...

Ha John.

Great men are often not noticed in their time. You are in good company.

edutcher said...

It's the same reason Choom doesn't observe anybody else's achievements.

He has none and even he sees that when he has to stand in anyone else's shadow.

PS He even had to omit "under God" when asked to recite the Gettysburg Address. He's like a kid that has to put his mark on everything.