Happy 239th birthday to the United States of America!
…and happy 143rd birthday to Calvin Coolidge.
The University of California has recently declared certain terms and phrases to be microaggressions. Among them is the statement “America is a melting pot.” Don’t believe me? Click here. Don’t believe that guy? Click here. You’ll have to dig around to find it, but I assure you, “melting pot” is on UC’s doubleplusungood list.
In retort, I hereby offer the following song from that bastion of reactionary right-wing hatred, “Schoolhouse Rock”: Click here.