BolshyGreatYarblocks: So the "a republic, not a democracy" crowd existed even in 1863?
Crewmannumber6: Every time I hear a politician give a 40 minute speech I feel compelled to remind people the Gettysburg address didn't even last 2 minutes.
brantgoose: Typical of retractions: they're always late and buried.Like the abolition of slavery (1865) which was only ratified by Mississippi 148 years late (Whoops! We forgot!). They never did admit it was man-thieving and thus both illegal and sinful, but they did get around to abolishing it, about a century and a half after Russia abolished serfdom (1861).Quick to err, slow to admit error, even slower to apologize. It's the same everywhere. Black people are still joking about when they're going to be getting their promised 40 acres and a mule.My theory is that they'll get retribution when every single White American has a slave ancestor and can claim a big juicy piece of the pie. You've still got a bit of a wait. Only half of you claim to have Cherikee ancestors. The number of white people who claim African ancestors is surprisingly small considering an estimate in the 1950s put it at one quarter of the white populaton of the USA.
Crewmannumber6: BolshyGreatYarblocks: So the "a republic, not a democracy" crowd existed even in 1863?There is nothing new under the sun.
OscarTamerz: So this actually puts them ahead of the curve for most of the mainstream media that have yet to admit southeast Asia did in fact fall in what could be best described as a domino effect and cocaine, while not a narcotic, is extremely addictive. Really looking forward to them also apologizing for President Hussein and how being a community organizer and serving a partial term as a state legislator and a partial term as a federal legislator isn't sufficient and adequate preparation for the office of president.
OtherLittleGuy: The New York Times is not impressed
Ennuipoet: In retrospect, our assertion that Alaric's forces could never penetrate as far as Rome, may have been incorrect. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.--If you are going to retract historically, go all out.
OnlyM3: Now that Lincoln is a democrat criticizing anything he did is unacceptable.Makes liberal logic.
M AGRIPPA L F COS TERTIVM SCRIBIT: My hometown newspaper has been publishing what they wrote 150 years ago... here is an example of their high standards of journalism. And if that doesn't deserve a retraction, this certainly does.
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