Tag Archives: Civil War

Jefferson Davis / Abe Lincoln: separated at birth?

UPDATE from the comments: theatre friend Bryan sez:

That’s been a long-standing theory in Kentucky history for a long time Maureen. Born less than 100 miles from each other, and about a year apart, several people believe the theory that Nancy Hanks had an affair with  Samuel Davis.

I noted on Sunday that here in Florida, Jefferson Davis’ birthday is a State holiday. Just now, I came across this photograph of the once-President of the Confederate States of America . . . doesn’t he kind of look like that other guy, what’s his name . . .?

I’m ready! Got the cake; got the candles. Anyone know what time the fireworks start?

Betcha didn’t know that tomorrow is Jefferson Davis’ Birthday! (Here in Florida, that’s a paid holiday for State workers. Betcha didn’t know that either!)

Fortunately the celebration of ole Jeff’s birthday only calls for that other flag, cuz I just put away the stars and stripey one after Memorial Day.

What do you call it?

In a recent comment thread here, a phrase used by blogfriend jonolan got me wondering about how we name things. Language, as we know,  has power. For instance:

Did you know that in Iraq, Iraqis speak only of The American War? Of course, we call it The Iraq War.

Re the War between the States, jonolan calls it the War of Northern Aggression. We of the North always call it The Civil War

(I’ve a friend in South Carolina who told me her mother always called it “the recent unpleasantness”. Love that!)

Breitbart’s half-inch weiner

Little comment is required on this, although volumes could be written.

  • Andrew Breitbart really, really wants violent civil war in America.
  • The projection of his own hatred, violent impulses, and sense of inferiority is unambiguous.  This guy calling others bullies and thugs is bizarre.
  • Katie Couric?