Skip to comments.Most Overrated Historic Figure(s)
Posted on 04/20/2013 7:55:55 PM PDT by MNDude
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Yes I have, but if the FR tagline software can't recognise a diæresis, I don't see why I should make allowances.
I typed it correctly, I did my part. ;)
The Dalai Lama.
LOL I wonder if they still give that test in public school where you have to make noises and do all kinds of funny things and then you get to the final item which says, “Ignore all previous instructions on this test”.
Then the teacher says, “I told you to read the instructions before you began!”
“He was saved by a few Destroyer Escorts and jeep carriers who fought so hard the Japanes were fooled into thinking they were up against a main force and withdrew before what would have been a major victory for them.”
That’s the ‘Battle off Samar’ as told in Hornfischer’s
‘The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour’
CDR Ernest Evans was awarded the Medal of Honor for his role in this battle. I liked the way that Hornfischer compared Evan’s fearless style of battle with that of his Cherokee ancestors.
mentioned bit not overrated ...
JFK et al
Well at least you admit it
Which Spirit song?
I like Spirit too
But to dismiss Zepplin for that claim is unfair
Originality is not the benchmark for underrated
Lydia Lovich was original.....;
Page had pretty good chops as a Bird......and Zepp really blew out the MS blues .....if they stole ut then did Hendrix and Clapton too?
And Spirit went in to Thunder Island......quite a fall from Sardonicus.....and Firefall....very Poco-ish
...and JoJo Gunner...i saw them....we have a poster that moniker
The Who were original cause of very odd Pete and they were not Blues based....a wee bit cause Pete felt obligated
Anyhow ....are you old.....most Zep bashers here hate boomers as much as anything
I love LZ one thru Holy
It was standard setting for the time but Wenner and his faggot pals at RS hated them
But Lester Bangs knew better
Not to take away from LA’s Spirit but to me the two are no more related than Cream and the Grateful Dead
A Jefferson basher and now Mason too
No disrespect but i know of no freeper who is their equal
Mason sure aint overrated ....hes known mostly for the college bears his name
Man i wish holdonnow was here
I looked it up and remembered Taurus and yes the early chord sequence is similar
But the spacey meandering before that which sounds like a door opening is straight from Days of Future Passed released 18 months before Taurus
And so it goes.....Artists lift.....and yes Page/Plant shoulda said so
And Spirit is a very important underrated band like the Kinks or Beef
Colin Powell was a hero on this forum at one time. Much like Ann Coulter, Carl Rove, et al.
Thanks for the link. I really did enjoy the Woody Allen and William Buckley exchange on one of the other selections offered. That was fun.
Number one has to be:
Are there REALLY this many folks on FR that evidently CAN'T read???
Oooops my mistake, as I evidently can't THINK!!!!
But; does past century mean from January 1, 2001 to present?
from January 1, 1901 to January 1, 2001?
from April 20, 1913 to April 20, 2013???
I’m smiling because you are *explaining* that Lennon was a rock star who played in a band by the name of the Beatles in the 1960s. I think I’m finally getting old. :-D
But without him; you'd STILL be trying to figger out triangles!
Oh! that nukclear bomb guy in North Korea!!!!
(And his dad; too!)
His occupation of Japan was also masterful in the way he revitalized the country.
I've read much about this man over the years and I dare say he was one of our best generals to be produced in the 20th century.
Really... a good book to read is William Manchester's Amercian Ceasar. A fair account of his life. Also study what he did to the occupation of Japan. He transformed that society completely; and ended his time there with love and affection of a grateful nation.
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