posted on Oct, 16 2018 @ 06:16 PM
originally posted by: Xtrozero
I believe you are BSing all of this...
ALL of it?
That includes, by implication, the statement that I'm not an American. You are accusing me of being a secret Yank who is denying his birthright. How
can I clear myself from the serious charge of being an American? Would you care to go back through my posts and note my consistent spelling of
"humour"? Shall I link you to my acclaimed thread on "The unofficial British citizenship test"?
It also includes, by implication, the statement that I read history. Then how do you think I put together my most recent thread, which may be found in
the History forum with Sunday's date?
I think I was reminded about Grant's origins when I was researching this thread; Elections
and secret deals- the Compromise of 1877
But surely any journalist who was on their toes could have worked it out by this process of logic;
"Why is this speaker boosting a general? He must be touting for popularity by praising a local man, because that's what politicians do. But that rules
out Lee, because we're in Ohio and Lee was a Virginian. [Come on, that's one of the most basic facts of the American Civil War, so they should at
least know that much]. Therefore he must be talking about the other general, who must be an Ohio man."
I take the last line of your post and throw it back at you.
edit on 16-10-2018 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)