Friday, June 19, 2015

FLG Doth Protest!

Two recent stories have rather upset FLG.

First Story:

WSJ:
The Treasury Department announced Wednesday it will replace the main image of its own founder, Alexander Hamilton, on the $10 bill, with a woman as yet to be determined. Mr. Hamilton will remain on the bill in a diminished way.

Alexander Hamilton was a total badass who pretty much laid the foundation for American Greatness.  He also was the first Secretary of the Treasury, which FLG sorta thinks means he should stay on a bill.  Change pretty much any other bill first.

BTW, Harriet Tubman. Okay. Got it. FLG is all in favor of honoring her, but not on the $10 bill.   Eleanor Roosevelt?  What the fuck is the continuing fascination with Eleanor Roosevelt all about?


Second Story:
Don't teach Shakespeare?   Are you people fucking mad?  Then again, maybe nobody is paying attention anyway.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Magna Carta

Eight hundred years ago today at Runnymeade.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Alexander's Death

Interesting theory:
An extremely toxic bacterium found in the Styx River, now known as the Mavroneri, may have killed Alexander the Great.


But everybody knows Alexander died after drinking "a large bowl of unmixed wine in honour of Hercules."
 
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