The Empire Strikes Back Again

Two items that will make many people smile and a few people stomp around in anger before taking their complaints to the internet:

The Daily Show takes on Andrew Napolitano’s understanding of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln (someone should make Napolitano an honorary member of several Confederate fantasy heritage groups).

And here’s another proposal for a vanity license plate for Georgians. It’s all about heritage, after all, and if you want me to respect yours, you’ll have to respect this heritage as well.

15 thoughts on “The Empire Strikes Back Again

  1. Jeffry Burden February 25, 2014 / 9:31 am

    We know by now that the good Judge’s understanding of history is…um…interesting. This is more proof. But seriously…what is up with his hair? Dude, next time try “Just For Men”.

  2. Jerry Sudduth February 25, 2014 / 10:01 am

    It’s a shame that Sherman’s March plate seems to be a joke, I would love to have one.

    I wonder if I could petition Kentucky to do it if Georgia won’t. I’d replace my veteran tag for it.

  3. Bob Nelson February 25, 2014 / 11:01 am

    I love it. Stewart and Wilmore are hilarious. I can’t stop laughing. Would love to see them do a “History of the Civil War According to Jon and Larry.” I certainly would buy it.

  4. John Foskett February 25, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    Awfully disturbing that a guy who served as a judge apparently cannot read for comprehension. But then it’s equally disturbing that a professor of economics at a university in Maryland also cannot. I feel bad for the secession commissioners from those states. They spent all that time and effort drafting and revising their correspondence and speeches in plain English and nobody has even the vaguest understanding of what they wrote.

  5. sallieparker February 26, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    It is baffling why some of these people have a problem with the Confederate battle-flag. Most of them weren’t even here then; they didn’t have a dog in the fight. (Jon “Stewart”? Oh yah, I’m sure he’s got a lot of heritage tied up in these issues.)

    • khepera420 February 28, 2014 / 8:09 am

      Sallieparker, most of them weren’t’ even here then? Try *none* of them. One might just as easily ask why those who glorify the flag to extravagant excess do so. They weren’t “here then” either.

    • Al Mackey February 28, 2014 / 9:38 am

      I was here when the confederate flag was used as a symbol of opposition to civil rights for African-Americans. I bet Jon Stewart was, too.

      • sallieparker March 6, 2015 / 6:29 pm

        “African-Americans”? A bit anachronistic that, no?

        • Al Mackey March 6, 2015 / 8:39 pm

          You should get a dictionary and look up the word, “anachronistic.” It doesn’t appear you know what it means.

          • sallieparker May 23, 2015 / 7:44 am

            Anachronistic. Inappropriate to the time setting. Calling negroes “afro-americans” in 1865 in anachronistic and inappropriate.

          • sallieparker May 23, 2015 / 8:05 am

            Make that ‘IS inappropriate, etc.’

          • Al Mackey May 23, 2015 / 8:18 pm

            They were African-Americans in 1865 just like they were African-Americans in 1965, which is what I was referencing regarding “opposition to civil rights for African-Americans.” There are in fact documented usages of the term “African-American” from the 18th and early 19th Centuries.

  6. Charles Persinger March 10, 2014 / 7:44 am

    Andrew Napolitano will be a guest on the Daily Show this week!!!!!

  7. Charles Persinger March 12, 2014 / 7:46 am

    The daily show was pretty good; they had Eric Foner and James Oakes on a game show like scenario with Napolitano…

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