The US Capitol is aptly named after Washington and Columbus, who with the support of church and then the state -- practiced annihilation of indigenous peoples. They are now honored with the name of the Capitol city. It's nice to know the Washington monument is shut down this year due to earthquake damage. An interesting aside is that apparently one of George Washington's major business enterprises was the production of whiskey, by 1797 his distillery near Mt. Vernon was the largest in North America, this mill produced 11000 gallons of whiskey by 1799, the year of Washington's death.
Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 21:00