More on Lenin's Birthday
I've been looking at some of posts on the left side of the blogosphere Heaping Great Scorn on us wingnuts for thinking there was any connection between the date selected for the first Earth Day and Lenin's 100th birthday. After seeing an accusation of insanity, I thought I'd quote Billy Joel:
You may be rightI'd be more likely to take that accusation seriously if the preceding post on the same blog weren't a celebration of International Pot Smoking Day. (In case, anybody is wondering about my libertarian credentials, my reaction to the slogan “Legalize it don't criticize it” is to say “Let's do both!”)
I may be crazy
But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for
On the other hand, there is a big reason it's just a coincidence. The theory that it isn't assumes that leftists pay some attention to history. As far as I can tell, they don't.