A truly MINDBLOWING lesson on the origin of American Southern accents.
The gif could not be more perfect in describing what just happened.
yay historical linguistics!
“The senators who voted against background checks for online and gun-show sales, and those who voted against checks to screen out would-be gun buyers with mental illness, failed to do their job. They looked at these most benign and practical of solutions, offered by moderates from each party, and then they looked over their shoulder at the powerful, shadowy gun lobby — and brought shame on themselves and our government itself by choosing to do nothing. […] Our democracy’s history is littered with names we neither remember nor celebrate — people who stood in the way of progress while protecting the powerful. On Wednesday, a number of senators voted to join that list.”
Not a Single Damn of the Day: Inaugural Luncheon Edition
Brace yourselves, post-inauguration gossips are coming! Tumblr blogger MattyRab captured priceless moment of the First Lady rolling her eyes at the House minority leader John Boehner’s comment during the inaugural luncheon. What do you think he said to her? The GIF credit goes to Gawker!
Historical moments in shade throwing, Inauguration Edition 2013. Keep your eyes on FLOTUS’ reaction to what Boehner said to her and POTUS.
Rates of travel in 1800. That’s about 6 weeks to Chicago.
I imagine the Erie Canal would’ve seriously altered the lines in New York.
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