This being the Monday after the weekend that was and before the shitstorm of a week that’s coming, it seems a good time to mention a new-to-me true fact. Did you know that the original inspiration and concept for our Statue Of Liberty on Ellis Island (true name: Liberty Enlightening The World) was originally designed to represent a colossal Muslim peasant woman standing beside the Suez Canal in Egypt?

Yup, it’s true. But Isma’il Pasha, the Khedive of Egypt, decided to go with a cheaper lighthouse instead. His loss!

Hat tip to Whores Of Yore, whose sources are always impeccable. (Not that the usual “Snopes is a lying leftist” / “reality has a despicable liberal bias” / “Smithsonian obeys to a leftist agenda” crew haven’t blithered into her Twitter feed anyway…)

Image at the top of the post is from an 1892 anti-immigration political cartoon in The Judge.

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