Maybe the solar eclipse is responsible, perhaps it is years of being politically correct, but the latest bizarre example of the phenomena of removing and toppling statutes has reached the apex of absurdity with the removal, by ESPN, of Robert Lee as the announcer of the UVA game.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t much brighter than the person at ESPN who removed Robert Lee as an announcer. In his zest to defend himself he said “We’re trying to unpack 400 years of American history here — that’s really what’s going on.” The only way we have 400 years of American history is if we calculate from the minute the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. Does anyone think the Mayor needs a refresher course in History? The bigger question is, would he make the same type of historical mistake on Cuba’s history...since he loves Cuba so much he had to honeymoon there.
Fortunately, Italian-American leaders vow to fight for Columbus statue and I am certain the leaders of every nationality will stand strong with them.
New York City isn’t the only area suffering from this phenomena, here is a list of 8 monuments around our nation that have been attacked since Charlottesville.
History isn’t the only refresher course needed by Mayor de Blasio; a refresher in ethics is desperately needed also.
This is alarming, but, unfortunately not surprising: U.N.: North Korea supplying Syrian chemical weapons program. All the more reason Larry Horist is right: No Nukes for North Korea.
Wednesday’s with Walter E. Williams — Charlottesville Donnybrook, a must read.