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Old 06-06-2011, 08:40 AM   #561
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Revere and Dawes were joined by a third rider, Dr. Samuel Prescott. Soon after, all three were arrested by a British patrol. Prescott escaped almost immediately, and Dawes soon after. Revere was held for some time and then released. Left without a horse, Revere returned to Lexington in time to witness part of the battle on the Lexington Green.
It appears Palin was right about "warning the British". He did it while he was detained. And there was a bell pealing.

Revere, Dawes, and Prescott were detained by a British Army patrol in Lincoln at a roadblock on the way to Concord.[12] Prescott jumped his horse over a wall and escaped into the woods; he eventually reached Concord. Dawes also escaped, though he fell off his horse not long after and did not complete the ride.[18][19] Revere informed the officers of the army's movement from Boston, and that British army troops might be in some danger if they approached Lexington, because of the large number of hostile militia gathered there.[20] He and other captives taken by the patrol were then escorted east toward Lexington, until the sound of musket fire from the town center alarmed the patrolmen. Revere explained to them that it was probably an arriving militia company that had fired a volley upon its arrival. The sound was followed not long after by the pealing of the town bell.[21]

The above information is from Wikipedia, which got the info from a letter by Paul Revere himself (Massachusetts Historical Society: Online Collections) and from the book Paul Revere's Ride, by David Fischer.
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Palin believed that he was famous for ringing bells to warn the British. He never rang any bells, and he is not famous for warning the British, he's famous for warning the Americans that the British were coming. Nice try, though. Palin fans have been trying to edit Revere's Wikipedia article for days. Seriously.
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It appears Palin was right about "warning the British". He did it while he was detained. And there was a bell pealing.

Revere, Dawes, and Prescott were detained by a British Army patrol in Lincoln at a roadblock on the way to Concord.[12] Prescott jumped his horse over a wall and escaped into the woods; he eventually reached Concord. Dawes also escaped, though he fell off his horse not long after and did not complete the ride.[18][19] Revere informed the officers of the army's movement from Boston, and that British army troops might be in some danger if they approached Lexington, because of the large number of hostile militia gathered there.[20] He and other captives taken by the patrol were then escorted east toward Lexington, until the sound of musket fire from the town center alarmed the patrolmen. Revere explained to them that it was probably an arriving militia company that had fired a volley upon its arrival. The sound was followed not long after by the pealing of the town bell.[21]

The above information is from Wikipedia, which got the info from a letter by Paul Revere himself (Massachusetts Historical Society: Online Collections) and from the book Paul Revere's Ride, by David Fischer.
Why are you scrambling to try and defend Palin, who was making that comment with the same locution as a schoolboy who forgot to do his book report in time for the in-class presentation?

She is so full of shit her eyes are turning brown.

Her only motivation for this run is to stay in the news cycle so she and her daughter can continue to pull down large public lecture fees.
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Yeah, it's her inability to string a coherent sentence together that I can't believe is still not 'ringing bells' with absolutely everyone. Whether or not she gets the odd fact or historical story right or wrong in the middle of it all should be almost completely irrelevant. But it seems, as long she always peppers her incoherent ramblings with enough of the 10-15 bumper sticker slogans she's learned - even though they, as well, make no sense in relation to what it is she's actually, apparently, talking about - that's good enough, she'd make a great President.
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Palin believed that he was famous for ringing bells to warn the British. He never rang any bells, and he is not famous for warning the British, he's famous for warning the Americans that the British were coming. Nice try, though. Palin fans have been trying to edit Revere's Wikipedia article for days. Seriously.
You didn't read the actual letter written by Paul Revere, did you?
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Why would I? It's totally irrelevant. He's not famous for warning the British that the Americans weren't going down without a fight. He's not. She thought he was, because she's horribly uninformed.
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The above information is from Wikipedia, which got the info from a letter by Paul Revere himself (Massachusetts Historical Society: Online Collections) and from the book Paul Revere's Ride, by David Fischer.


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"[Revere] warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms. By ringing those bells and making sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free."

where does she mention him being captured by the British? further, she makes the summation of his ride about warning the British. riiiiiiiiiiiiight.

but don't worry, her supporters have been trying to edit the Wikipedia page, because American History -- like the Tucson shooting, like Rolling Thunder -- is really about Sarah Palin.

Revision history of Paul Revere - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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You didn't read the actual letter written by Paul Revere, did you?


did you read what Palin actually said?
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but don't worry, her supporters have been trying to edit the Wikipedia page, because American History -- like the Tucson shooting, like Rolling Thunder -- is really about Sarah Palin.

Revision history of Paul Revere - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sad...

But really this just sums up that portion of conservatives, they've been trying to rewrite history for decades.
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you think King George would have taken away the colonist's guns, if he could.

the colonists did not win our freedoms with sit-ins.
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yes, Paul Revere's ride was about the 2nd Amendment.

question: does anybody trust this person with nuclear weapons?
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yes, Paul Revere's ride was about the 2nd Amendment.

question: does anybody trust this person with nuclear weapons?
There was a picture of him on his horse in my history book in 7th Grade. The horse had an NRA bumpersticker on its butt.





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i think we absolutely can tie the 2nd Amendment back to the Revolutionary War, but to say that Paul Revere's ride was about "warnin' the British not to take our arms" is lunacy.
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this isn't about a PHD in American History or winning a History Bee
she got the right War, parties and action

that is enough for regular, hard working Americans.
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that is enough for regular, hard working 'Mericans.
Fixed.
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yes, Paul Revere's ride was about the 2nd Amendment.
Yeah, that's weird. It's all a strange mumble jumble of I don't quite know what. And yes, suddenly all these previously unknown "facts" about Paul and his ride are coming to light

I heard he played for the Bruins too

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CHICAGO (AP/The Huffington Post) -- Republican Tim Pawlenty was set to propose an economic policy Tuesday that would simplify individual tax rates to just three options and cut taxes on business by more than half as he offered himself as a replacement to Barack Obama in the Democratic president's hometown.

"President Obama is a champion practitioner of class warfare," Pawlenty will say, according to advance excerpts. "He has spent three years dividing our nation, fanning the flames of class envy and resentment to deflect attention from his own failures and the economic hardship they have visited on America."

The former Minnesota governor also was to propose that any services available privately, such as the postal services or mortgages, should not be something government handles. He said he would require a vote in Congress to extend any regulation or he would cancel it. And he said he would eliminate taxes on investments and inheritances.

"But our policies can't just be about simply cutting rates. They must also promote freedom and free markets," Pawlenty said in excerpts provided ahead of the morning speech at the University of Chicago.

Pawlenty's speech, his first as a declared presidential candidate, also kept an eye on presidential politics and blamed Obama for an anemic economy. He said Americans are ready to innovate and create jobs, but "they have been discouraged and weighed down by President Obama's big government and heavy-handed regulations."

In a speech expected to be heavy on specifics, Pawlenty was ready to propose a three-tier income tax system:

_ The estimated 45 percent of U.S. households that did not pay income taxes in 2010 would see no change in their tax rates.


_ Individuals would pay 10 percent tax on the first $50,000 of income. Couples earning $100,000 would also pay that rate.

_ "Everything above that would be taxed at 25 percent," Pawlenty said.

He also wanted to cut business taxes, reducing the current rate from 35 percent to 15 percent.
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Our legislature is about to shut down state services because of the wrangling and gridlock over the budget mess he left in Minnesota.

I'm guessing his wife handles the checkbook. Pawlenty is useless.
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Oops-hows he goin to splain that?
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