I don't do this usually, but from TPM:
At today's conservative "Code Red" rally against the health care bill, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) rallied the faithful with a fun historical and literacy reference: "It's the charge of the light brigade!"OK, maybe if Ms. Bachmann had compared her compatriots to the British, or the Ottomans, or even the French following the charge of the light brigade, maybe the analogy would have been apt. But she didn't so it isn't.
The fun part here is that the Light Brigade lost that famous battle of the Crimean War -- they lost it badly, sustaining heavy numbers of deaths and injuries. They are celebrated not for victory, but for their bravery in taking on truly insurmountable odds in a military disaster.
So, Rep. Bachmann, here are some other things you probably shouldn't compare your friends to:
This is a start anyway; I hope it helps.
Pompeii The Titanic The Darién Scheme Custer's Last Stand Smoot-Hawley tariff The Chevy Chase Show Vanilla Ice Day-Glo Attire 8-Track Tapes DiVX Ishtar