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Skariff2 66M
4228 posts
1/18/2019 4:36 pm
Now as Then


So through the night rode Paul Revere;
And so through the night went his cry of alarm
To every Middlesex village and farm,--
A cry of defiance, and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,
And a word that shall echo forevermore!
For, borne on the night-wind of the Past,
Through all our history, to the last,
In the hour of darkness and peril and need ,
The people will waken and listen to hear
The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed,
And the midnight message of Paul Revere.

H. W. Longfellow

Prejudice cannot be conquered with logic, logic didn't instill it and logic cannot eradicate it.


Skariff2 66M
2854 posts
1/18/2019 4:41 pm

...

Prejudice cannot be conquered with logic, logic didn't instill it and logic cannot eradicate it.


earthytaurus3 79F
39791 posts
1/18/2019 5:35 pm

I fear too many are deaf to the noise!


Maisie2013 67F
19152 posts
1/19/2019 5:39 am

I do trust you are not comparing the current media to an inaccurate poem, as truth tellers. But then, if you are comparing the media to the poem, the inaccuracies would be apt. Also Revere's later fall from grace .
Revere never shouted the legendary phrase later attributed to him (“The British are coming!”) as he passed from town to town. The operation was meant to be conducted as discreetly as possible since scores of British troops were hiding out in the Massachusetts countryside.
Revere was not alone on his mission to warn John Hancock, Samuel Adams and other patriots that the British were approaching Lexington on the evening of April 18, 1775. Two other men, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott, rode alongside him, and by the end of the night as many as 40 men on horseback were spreading the word across Boston’s Middlesex County. Revere also never reached Concord, as the poem inaccurately recounts. Overtaken by the British, the three riders split up and headed in different directions. Revere was temporarily detained by the British at Lexington and Dawes lost his way after falling off his horse, leaving Prescott—a young physician who is believed to have died in the war several years later—the task of alerting Concord’s residents

His military participation was less than stellar.
Four years after his midnight ride, Paul Revere served as commander of land artillery in the disastrous Penobscot Expedition of 1779, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. .Revere was court-martialed and dismissed from the militia.
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earthytaurus3 79F
39791 posts
1/19/2019 9:40 am

    Quoting Maisie2013:
    I do trust you are not comparing the current media to an inaccurate poem, as truth tellers. But then, if you are comparing the media to the poem, the inaccuracies would be apt. Also Revere's later fall from grace .
    Revere never shouted the legendary phrase later attributed to him (“The British are coming!”) as he passed from town to town. The operation was meant to be conducted as discreetly as possible since scores of British troops were hiding out in the Massachusetts countryside.
    Revere was not alone on his mission to warn John Hancock, Samuel Adams and other patriots that the British were approaching Lexington on the evening of April 18, 1775. Two other men, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott, rode alongside him, and by the end of the night as many as 40 men on horseback were spreading the word across Boston’s Middlesex County. Revere also never reached Concord, as the poem inaccurately recounts. Overtaken by the British, the three riders split up and headed in different directions. Revere was temporarily detained by the British at Lexington and Dawes lost his way after falling off his horse, leaving Prescott—a young physician who is believed to have died in the war several years later—the task of alerting Concord’s residents

    His military participation was less than stellar.
    Four years after his midnight ride, Paul Revere served as commander of land artillery in the disastrous Penobscot Expedition of 1779, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. .Revere was court-martialed and dismissed from the militia.
    .
I don't think it's remotely necessary for you to bring Skariff a Google report on Paul Revere, especially since you are so far off the mark as to the poet's warning. Good grief, Lady.


sparkleflit 71F
4727 posts
1/19/2019 10:29 am

    Quoting earthytaurus3:
    I don't think it's remotely necessary for you to bring Skariff a Google report on Paul Revere, especially since you are so far off the mark as to the poet's warning. Good grief, Lady.
Eggzackly!!!!!


earthytaurus3 79F
39791 posts
1/19/2019 11:24 am

    Quoting hiramhankwilliam:
    SPEAKING OF WHOS OFF THE MARK. YOU AND YOUR SISTER LULU APPEARS.

    ET YOU PICKED A LOSER IN HILLS AND CANT GET PAST IT.

    PLEASE CHOOSE SOME ONE FOR 2020 THAT CAN BEAT TRUMP. BTW IF HALEY RUNS AGAINST HIM ILL VOTE FOR HER.

    YOU WAILING LIKE A BANSHEE HERE WILL NOTGAIN WHICH EVER OF THE 122 DECLARED DEM CANIDATES ANY VOTE.
PAH-LEEZE, Hank. Get with the program. I did not vote for 'Hills". You're wrong. I thought she had too many stains on her person going way back to Arkansas and the Rose Law Firm, to mention just one. Let's just get that part straight.

And??? What does your comment have to do with Skariff's post?


earthytaurus3 79F
39791 posts
1/19/2019 4:25 pm

I just made a feeble attempt to get her on track. Fat chance.


bob77O21__ 76M
8307 posts
1/19/2019 10:35 pm

    Quoting earthytaurus3:
    I just made a feeble attempt to get her on track. Fat chance.
There's no doubt in my mind she appreciates your magnanimity, feeble as it was.


earthytaurus3 79F
39791 posts
1/19/2019 11:02 pm

    Quoting bob77O21__:
    There's no doubt in my mind she appreciates your magnanimity, feeble as it was.
Likewise ….


sparkleflit 71F
4727 posts
1/21/2019 2:11 pm

    Quoting bob77O21__:
    There's no doubt in my mind she appreciates your magnanimity, feeble as it was.
There is no doubt in my mind that you are the most consistently banal person I've ever encountered......


Skariff2 66M
2854 posts
1/21/2019 3:01 pm

    Quoting Maisie2013:
    I do trust you are not comparing the current media to an inaccurate poem, as truth tellers. But then, if you are comparing the media to the poem, the inaccuracies would be apt. Also Revere's later fall from grace .
    Revere never shouted the legendary phrase later attributed to him (“The British are coming!”) as he passed from town to town. The operation was meant to be conducted as discreetly as possible since scores of British troops were hiding out in the Massachusetts countryside.
    Revere was not alone on his mission to warn John Hancock, Samuel Adams and other patriots that the British were approaching Lexington on the evening of April 18, 1775. Two other men, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott, rode alongside him, and by the end of the night as many as 40 men on horseback were spreading the word across Boston’s Middlesex County. Revere also never reached Concord, as the poem inaccurately recounts. Overtaken by the British, the three riders split up and headed in different directions. Revere was temporarily detained by the British at Lexington and Dawes lost his way after falling off his horse, leaving Prescott—a young physician who is believed to have died in the war several years later—the task of alerting Concord’s residents

    His military participation was less than stellar.
    Four years after his midnight ride, Paul Revere served as commander of land artillery in the disastrous Penobscot Expedition of 1779, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. .Revere was court-martialed and dismissed from the militia.
    .
As an ultracrepidarian, you should be proud to explain Longfellow's words to us. Perhaps you could help us with some of Yeats' poetry.

Prejudice cannot be conquered with logic, logic didn't instill it and logic cannot eradicate it.


earthytaurus3 79F
39791 posts
1/24/2019 8:37 am

    Quoting Skariff2:
    As an ultracrepidarian, you should be proud to explain Longfellow's words to us. Perhaps you could help us with some of Yeats' poetry.
She's just lacking a liberal education. LOL


earthytaurus3 79F
39791 posts
1/24/2019 8:40 am

I've seen Maisie respond seriously to parody.


earthytaurus3 79F
39791 posts
1/24/2019 8:46 am

I mean … as if it were the literal truth.