alwaysjaded: vpb:The girl named liberty was a myth? What was her real name then?Destiny
iheartscotch: George Washington was 7 feet tall; with laserbeem eyes that never failed, to kill.Nathaniel Greene was a mountain of a man, with a "born to kill" tattoo.Between nailing all of the wives and mistresses of the British officers, Ben Franklin singlehandedly forced the French to admit he was awesome and help the US.Thomas Jefferson once killed a British spy with a writing quill.Sam Adams singlehandedly supplied all the beer for the colonists. His beer survives to this day.
Via Infinito: alwaysjaded: I've always enjoyed telling homophobes that one of the greatest Revolutionary war heroes was kicked out of the military for being gay.Oh shiat that made me laugh. Freaking awesome. Thanks for the link and welcome to my favs.
CPT Ethanolic: Here's another much believed myth - that Washington was some kind of super-general. In reality, the guy bungled things over and over in the beginning and SHOULD have lost if Howe hadn't bungled things even worse at Boston and New York. Early on, MANY surrounding Washington considered him incompetent and actively petitioned to have him removed from command.
alwaysjaded: The best book I ever read about the Revolution was 1776 by David McCullogh. Really gave a good picture of just how much of a miracle it was that we won that war.Also why I loved HBO's adaptation of John Adams. The second episode specifically. The portrayals of flawed people was much more refreshing than the "George Washington rides in on Jesus waves with a bald eagle on his shoulder and has TJ draft the Constitution in British blood while farking a girl named Liberty" myth.
Kurmudgeon: brantgoose: What did the French ever do for Americans?The problem was the French didn't fall inline with Bush Administration lies.They got Dixie Chicked.Nothing at all wrong with the French.
Rent Party: Rochambeau told him to go fark himself
iheartscotch: planes: Another Revolutionary War myth:Wealthy George Washington continued to live a luxurious life during the winter at Valley Forge, all charged to his Continental Congress expense account. (new window)George Washington once, singlehandedly, besieged Yorktown and forced the capitulation of England's forces. He also never told a lie and nailed King George's mistress every night./ George Washington is the greatest president we've ever had. He could have been king of the United States; but, he stuck to his principles and was generally awesome.// he was also 7 ft tall and rode a T-Rex into battle.
Maxor: BokChoy: Texas wasn't even a state at the time so I don't know what they'd be sad about... they had about as much involvement in the revolutionary war as Korea did.Actually it was it was part of the spanish colony ofCoahuila y Tejas they even succeeded from mexico together in the 1830s but the republic of the rio grande lost texas.
alwaysjaded: vpb:The girl named liberty was a myth? What was her real name then?Destiny Sinutab
SomeoneDumb: I have it on good authoritah that Revere was "He who 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 and we were going to be armed. "
I've always enjoyed telling homophobes that one of the greatest Revolutionary war heroes was kicked out of the military for being gay.
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