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Desc:It's taken 200 years to get the story exactly right.
Category:Educational, Religious
Tags:Washington, Christian, war of 1812, Right Wing Watch, revisionism
Submitted:kamlem
Date:09/16/14
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Comment count is 13
Father Avalanche
what a dickhead. what a fucking dickhead.
SolRo
right-wing nationalists always know history best!
duck&cover
Maybe it was an aborted second Flood.
Bort
Well then God must REALLY love the Japanese because of that whole "holy wind" thing.
badideasinaction
A better account:

http://pando.com/2014/08/24/the-war-nerd-today-is-the-200th-an niversary-of-the-wimpy-so-called-burning-of-washington/
HarrietTubmanPI
Apparently there was a severe thunderstorm and likely tornado that night - but it wasn't a hurricane as there is no record of any hurricanes in the area at all during the 1814 Atlantic hurricane season.

Whether either side thought god was 'intervening' or not doesn't mean it actually was, though. But that's too logical a thought for a tea partier.

crasspm
So God hates the British?
spikestoyiu
We can safely assume anyone killed by any natural disaster is hated by God.

Bort
God loves the Japanese most (completely wrecking Mongolian fleets with typhoons, twice), Americans second (protecting DC), the British third, and continental Europeans last. I base the last two on how much trouble weather over the English Channel gives Britain's enemies, for example preventing Julius Caesar's first attempt to invade Britain, and then 2000 years later providing absolutely perfect conditions for the rescue of the British soldiers stranded at Dunkirk.

The Mothership
As a history professor I am offended.
jangbones
this dude's gut says to me that he skipped over the "gluttony" parts of the bible
Kid Fenris
I used to think Canadians were silly for celebrating their skewed take on the War of 1812.

Now I probably owe some Canadians an apology.
oswaldtheluckyrabbit
And then Father Comstock created the floating City of Colombia
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