Over at Reddit.com, I came across a link to that cool animated map showing who has conquered the Middle East region over the years. The list, of course, is long and storied. It is below if you haven’t seen it before.
Anyway, here are some interesting comments regarding the map:
And now, Irag is the 51st state. Whooohooo.
I think he meant ‘Iraq’. Interesting, as the USA isn’t mentioned once on the map.
how many 51st states do we have now?
I find that amusing, because everything’s always supposedly the 51st state. But there are still only 50.
I lost count, actually. But the precise number is hardly the point.
See? Even the critics have lost count. But they miss “the point” that there are still only 50. The commenter seems to think that “the point” is that America is always getting new 51st states, and I think “the point” is that the critics have been wrong every single time so far.
i can see it now. america will have 50 states. the rest of the world will be the 51st.
The rest of the world would never settle for only two US Senators…
Is this the part where we’re supposed to chant “USA! USA!”?
No, that would be the part where “USA” actually shows up on the map. The part that hasn’t happened.
Then you have the war/leadership map, which makes the democrats look awful , and making some questionable casualty figures to be tallied under democrats (the first barbary war? I don’t remeber there being a democratic party back then. In fact, i’m pretty sure that republicans consider jefferson to be a republican. Although probably only when he functions as a founding father, as opposed to a warmongerer) [emphasis Murdoc’s]
I’m pretty sure he’s wrong about what today’s Republicans think about Jefferson being a Republican as it refers to what is today’s Republican party.
Though I see very little value in the thing, at the bottom is the map they’re talking about.
I’ve put the animations below so that they don’t screw up the display of the front page.