Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, the president of the anti-tax advocacy group called Americans for Tax Reform, may have been seemingly thrown under the bus by a growing number of Republicans let alone influential Republicans. This is because these members of the GOP are talking about their willingness to violate Norquist's anti-tax pledge that they signed. However, Norquist stood his ground and believed that the anti-tax pledge will still stand. He made all sorts of analogies such as “sugar plum fairies” and “pink unicorns.”
In regards to the pink unicorn remark, Norquist said that in regards to GOP Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Graham said he'd be willing to break the pledge if Democrats, in return, agree to entitlement reform. Norquist said that Democrats haven't done that in several decades. He compared the Democrats willing to do what Graham requests to “pink unicorns existing in the world
.” Norquist said that since pink unicorns don't exist, it's unlikely that the Democrats would agree to Graham's stipulation.
With regards to Norquist's “pink unicorn” comment, he have to eat his words if these North Korean scientists and archaeologists. According to North Korean scientists, you are wrong if you say unicorns don't exist.
North Korea's government media mouthpiece known as the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that scientists “rediscovered” a burial site. The burial site is of the “unicorn
” that was ridden by King Dongmyeong. King Dongmyeong is called the founder of the Goguryeo Kingdom which existed from 37 BC until 668 AD. This site was discovered near Pyongyang which is the capital of North Korea.
However, there is still plenty of skepticism around. A TIME article, that wrote an article about this “discovery,” points out several things. The first thing the article pointed out is the biography of King Dongmyeong. While there are aspects of history, there are plenty of things about his history that are pure myths and legends. In this respect, it's hard to get an actual fact-based timeline of Dongmyeong's history.
Also, it points out that the KCNA isn't known to be accurate in historical facts. Such examples of KCNA not being accurate are: the late Kim Jong-Il inventing the hamburger, the late Kim Jong-Il writing 1,500 books while in college, the late Kim Jong-Il shooting 11 hole-in-ones during a game of golf, etc.
This story was originally reported by
the Korean News Agency which is based in Japan. That agency distributes news from the KCNA.
One could appreciate the coincidental irony here. A few days ago, Norquist made a comment about “pink unicorns not existing” a few days ago to North Korean scientists “discovering a unicorn burial site” just recently.
However, there is more skepticism. One has to look at what happened a few days ago. The satirical news site known as The Onion called Kim Jong-un, North Korea's new leader, the “sexiest man alive
." Unfortunately, the people at the People's Daily, the mouthpiece for China's Communist Party, fell for it and thought it was actual news.
One can ask: Is the “discovery” of unicorns just another example of factual inaccuracy from the KCNA?