The Bookworm Thinker for 2 Nov. 2021

Welcome, all, on this date of 2 Nov.  On this day:

1675 — The governor of Plymouth Colony, Josiah Winslow, marched out on this day at the head of a colonial militia to attack the Narragansett Indians during King Philip’s War.  This was the costliest of the Indian Wars, one fought solely by the New England colonists without any assistance from the British, and that had two lasting effects.  It was a war fought with such brutality on both sides that it largely ended the self-identification of New England “Puritans” — they began to refer to themselves as “Congregationalists.”  Two, it started the establishment among colonists of an American identity separate and apart from Britain.

Now on to the important part of this post.

Ms. Book W. Room, writing under the nom de guerre of Andrea Widburg, is employed by the conservative site, American Thinker, to edit submissions to the site and to write several daily posts of her own.  Below are her posts on this date.  Since commentary to the posts are restricted at American Thinker (long story), feel free to comment on the day’s offerings below.

Today’s Offerings:

Is the story about the Southwest pilot saying ‘Let’s Go, Brandon’ all wrong?

It was a made-to-go viral story: a Southwest pilot, after making his little announcement about the flight to passengers, closed by saying, “Let’s go, Brandon.”  The next day, an AP reporter tweeted out that she tried desperately — and unsuccessfully — to get to the cockpit to interview the pilot about what he said for her story about “Let’s go, Brandon.”  The response was instant, with leftists demanding that he get fired and one likening him to an ISIS-supporter.

But what if the whole narrative is wrong?  It’s beginning to look as though that’s the case. . . .

Continue reading at American Thinker