THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Sunday, June 25, 2017

June 26

1900 - Dr. Walter Reed and his medical team began a successful campaign to wipe out Yellow Fever in the Panama Canal Zone.

The 'bugs' destroyed previous attempts to build a canal, and the first priority of the American operation was to wipe out Yellow Fever before it wiped out the workers - as it had every other group attempting this project...This method of sanitation-first became the global standard for building projects in the undeveloped world.


1284 - The Pied Piper lured 130 children of Hamelin away, and they were never seen again. The reasons behind the mass-abduction is obscured by legend and the tale that he did it in revenge for not being paid for clearing the town of rats was a fiction added later.

An interesting tale, but not a historical event:
The Pied Piper.

1917 - The first troops of the American Expeditionary Force arrived in France:  WWI.

It was a little late in the war, and there was little chance of the Axis winning by this point, but the entry of the U.S. signified the end was in sight.


1934 - Germany and Poland signed a non-aggression pact.

You have to wonder if the Poles actually thought this would be upheld, or if they were just buying time? Either way, in five years Hitler used this pact as toilet-paper.


1945 - The United Nations Charter was signed by 50 countries in San Francisco.

The U.N. Charter is little more than a comic book, without pictures...One which isn't funny.


1989 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled murderers as young as 16, or who were mentally retarded, could be sentenced to death.

And then the 2005 Supremes overruled the 1989 Supremes...I can live with not executing the mentally retarded, but 16-year olds who kill should be killed.


1993 - President Bill Clinton announced the U.S. launched missiles against Iraqi targets because of "compelling evidence" Iraq plotted to assassinate former President Bush.

Good on Bubba...He had a few moments where he acted Presidential, and this was one.


1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark sexual harassment ruling, putting employers on notice they can be held responsible for supervisors' misconduct even if they knew nothing about it.

This makes no sense at all. How can a company be held responsible for a problem it doesn’t know exists??? This is nothing but a lawyer’s wet-dream.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

June 25 (A Double)

1513 - The Confession of Augsburg: The distinct break between Catholicism and Protestantism.

Other than Luther’s '95 Thesis,' the Confession of Augsburg is the most important document in the Reformation period, outlining the differences and disagreements between what became modern Protestantism and Catholicism...A status which still exists 500-years later.

1950 - North Korean forces invaded South Korea, claiming it was defending itself.

The Korean War began, and the U.S. was caught completely by surprise...Five days earlier Secretary of State Dean Acheson told Congress 'war was unlikely,' even though the CIA predicted in March there would be an invasion in June.

Obviously the CIA was correct, and the North gave the South an early beating...It took until July 5 before the U.S. first met the North Korean enemy.

Many Americans look at the 'Korean Conflict' as a loss, and to a point they are correct. On the other hand, the people of South Korea were saved from the dread of Communism and an American presence has remained in the Far East since this time, which must be looked at as a huge positive...Either way, the Cold War became extremely HOT on this day.


1139 - The Battle of Ourique: Alfonso I defeated the Moors.

This battle reestablished Portuguese independence from its Muslim masters...It took Spain another 300+ years to earn such independence.

Interestingly, Alfonso’s troops had to kill five Moorish kings, which is noted on Portugal's national coat of arms, containing five standards and five escudets.


1798 - The Alien and Sedition Act of 1798 empowered the U.S. President to deport any alien he found dangerous to the peace and safety of the nation.

The Founders were so much smarter than we are...They knew the danger of allowing the 'enemy within' to fester, but we are stupid enough to do just that and lose everything the Patriots fought for.


1876 - The Battle of Little Big Horn: General George Custer and his force of 208 men were annihilated by Chief Sitting Bull's Sioux warriors at Little Big Horn, in Montana.

A big day for the Indians, and a bad one for the U.S. Army...It was a rare occasion, and one which didn't happen again.

The end result of the slaughter was the Army’s realization it needed to put more troops in the field - not to turn tail...Again, thankfully our forebears weren’t a bunch of pansies, because if this happened in a battle today Liberals would be crying to 'bring the boys home.'


1940 - Hitler toured Paris: the Eiffel Tower, Tomb of Napoleon, and the Opera:  WWII.

How nice of the French to invite Der Fuhrer in for a field trip.


1942 - General Dwight Eisenhower was appointed Commander of U.S. troops in Europe:  WWII.

Ike was a brilliant political general, and no one could have molded the Allied forces as well as he did...Monty and Patton alone would have been too much for a lesser leader to handle, but Eisenhower not only controlled these two, but also the rest of the multinational force (U.S., Brit, Poles, French, Canadian, Australian, etc.)


1943 - The Crematory III at Birkenau was finished:  WWII.

WooHoo! Another big day for the Nazi psychopaths.


1981 - The U.S. Supreme Court decided male-only draft registration was constitutional.

This is a correct decision, but the Court should have taken the next logical step and declared it was constitutional to have a 'male-only' military...Either that or require women to be draft eligible.


1990 - The U.S. Supreme Court, in its first 'right-to-die' decision, ruled family members can be barred from ending the lives of persistently comatose relatives who have not made their wishes known conclusively.

As a 'right to die' person, I think this is a good decision...Assuming the person's wishes are completely understood by those who need to know.


1996 - At the Al-Khobar Towers, where U.S. Troops in Saudi Arabia were housed, a tanker truck exploded, killing 19 U.S. military personnel.

Just another step on the way to 9/11/01...We should have seen it coming, and we should have attacked them before 2001.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

June 24 (A Triple)

217 B.C. – The Battle of Lake Trasimeno: Hannibal defeated the Romans at Lake Trasimeno in the Second Punic War.

Another victory for Hannibal on his way to Rome.

The battle was a slaughter, with the Romans suffering about 15,000 losses, compared to barely any for Hannibal...As a result of this loss, Rome was left virtually defenseless, except for its powerful walls - but Hannibal had no means of successfully overcoming these walls.

So, Hannibal ravaged Italy, continued to crush any Roman army he met in the field, and destroyed Rome's Italian allies...His inability to seize Rome, however, eventually proved fatal for the Carthaginians. Which also proved pivotal for Western Civilization.

1917 - The Russian Black Sea fleet mutinied at Sevastopol:  WWI.

The Revolution was up and down at the time, but this mutiny gave the communists a fighting force behind its political and anarchic goals...The Black Sea Fleet was of huge importance in the next year.

For the same reasons it was so important to the Revolution, it also had to be eliminated once Lenin assumed control.

1966 - The 'Period of the Great-Power Peace in Europe' exceeded that following WWI.

Many will say 'whoopty-doo,' but this would be those who don't understand history.

For the better part of the past 2000-years Europe rarely went through any extended period of peace, and this 20-year period is truly exceptional...Of course those other years didn’t have the American super-power around to broker the peace, which has been the overriding factor in the world being in a relative truce due to the ‘Pax Americana': The 'American Peace.'

It should be noted this period of relative peace is now in its 51st year.


1314 - The Battle of Bannockburn: The forces of Scotland's King Robert the Bruce defeated the English.

The English had a 3-1 advantage in manpower, and the dominant weapon of the period (longbow), but couldn’t overwhelm the defending forces of Robert the Bruce...As a result, the Scots were able to reestablish their independence, and the English lost their best chance to militarily force a union of the two nations into a united Britain.

FYI: I’m proud to say my family surname is descended from the 'Clan Bruce.'


1497 - The first recorded sighting of North America by a European took place when explorer John Cabot, on a voyage for England, spotted land, probably in present-day Canada.

At the time this land was considered much less valuable than that found by the Spanish and Portuguese, an opinion which proved to be infinitely shortsighted.


1509 - Henry VIII was crowned King of England.

England was in for a wild ride, and its social, religious and military history was soon turned upside down...Henry took six wives, separated England from the Roman Church, challenged the Holy Roman Emperor, united England and Wales, dissolved the monasteries, and since he didn't produce a male heir he left the kingdom in an extended period of chaos over his succession.


1793 - The first republican constitution in France was adopted.

From 1793-present the French have had five different systems of government (none of which has been worth a damn)...In this same period of time the U.S. has had one!!!

The French have been anything but stable, and have taken a thorough military ass kicking on at least three occasions during this time...So, the next time you hear people talk of French brilliance make sure to remind them of the joke they have been for the past 200+ years.


1948 - The Soviets began a blockade of Berlin, stopping all land traffic and food from entering the city from West Germany.

The Soviets were playing games and Truman reacted beautifully with the Berlin Airlift, flying in more than two million tons of supplies over the next year...This was round one of the Cold War, which was relatively COLD. And the 'Good Guys' won.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 23

1888 - Abolitionist Frederick Douglass became the first black American nominated for U.S. President.

Frederick Douglass was born a slave, but escaped to freedom in 1838.  He went on to be the most important black man of his time, and one of the five most important in American history...It should be noted, Douglass was nominated by receiving one vote from the Kentucky delegation at the Republican Convention.

FYI: Top 5 American blacks = Barack Obama, Jackie Robinson, M.L. King, Frederick Douglas, George Washington Carver.


Being elected President of the U.S. instantly jumped Obama to #1...I didn't want him to win the job, but unlike Liberals, I am an honest historian.


930 - The world's oldest parliament, the Iceland Parliament, was established.

This parliament is known as the Althing and is the oldest, but has little if any other historical significance...Such is Icelandic history.


1995 - Dr. Jonas Salk, the medical pioneer who developed the first vaccine to halt the crippling disease of polio, died.

Salk, known as 'The Man Who Saved the Children,' was a giant of his time...His vaccine has saved millions from the debilitating effects of polio, and his name should be listed with the brilliant minds of any time.

1983 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions.

DUH!!! But is anyone surprised to see a Democrat led Congress trying to push its luck constitutionally?


1993 - In a case which drew widespread attention, Lorena Bobbitt sexually mutilated her husband, John, after he allegedly raped her. John Bobbitt was later acquitted of marital sexual assault; Lorena Bobbitt was later acquitted of malicious wounding by reason of insanity.

If he did rape her, more power to her! If he didn’t, he should be justified in cutting off her breasts, as a moment of insanity...One had to be wrong, and at least one should have done jail time.

That said, I tend to believe Lorena, and John probably got what he deserved.


2003 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the University of Michigan's School of Law affirmative action policy.

Someone please show me the portion of the Constitution which explains how the sins of the past are to be paid for by the generations of the future...Affirmative Racism is bad for blacks and wrong for America.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 22 (A Triple)

168 B.C. - The Battle of Pydna: Rome defeated Macedonia, ending the Macedonian Wars.

This is one of the classic battles in history, and the conclusive fight between the battle formations of the Roman Legions and the Macedonian phalanx.

The Legions won the day, and Alexander the Great’s homeland was finally conquered by the Romans...It was completely annexed into the Republic (wasn't the Empire yet) in 146 B.C.

1812 - Napoleon and the French Grande Armee invaded Russia.

Napoleon lived a charmed life up to this point, having never suffered a serious loss...His luck changed in Russia.

The Emperor limped back to France in December, after ruining his 600,000 man 'Grande Armee' in the Russian wasteland.

1941 - Operation Barbarossa began.  Germany and its Axis allies invaded the Soviet Union:  WWII.

Amazingly, to the very date, Hitler followed Napoleon into Hell...Hitler fared much better than the Emperor, and it took much longer for the Ruskies to chase his forces out, but Hitler’s Wehrmacht met the same end as the 'Grande Armee.'


1535 - A month after the Pope made him a cardinal, John Fisher was executed at Tower Hill in London after refusing to recognize King Henry VIII as Supreme Head of the English Church.

Henry wasn’t screwing around, and wanted the world to know he controlled his kingdom, not the Church.

That said, he was lucky not to be part of the Continent, or his ‘control’ would have been tested by the armies of Charles V...Instead Henry was able to be an instigator from across the sea, and a giant thorn in Charles' and the Pope’s side.


1772 - England outlawed slavery.

A great act, but only one in a long series of baby-steps ending the world-wide practice of African Slavery...The English banned slavery in England, but not in its colonies, and did nothing to end the slave trade, which was legal in the Empire until 1807.


1808 - Zebulon Pike reached the peak which is named after him: Pike's Peak.

Zebulon Pike is an interesting character who gained fame by chance, and did little to deserve such fame.

Pike was hated by the U.S. Army high command because he was a political appointee, not much of an officer, and a pompous pain in the ass. So, the Army sent him to the West as a means of getting him out their hair (not to discover anything - and possibly to meet his end at the hands of the Indians)...Also, Pike was a bumbling fool, who almost died on the Peak, and had to be saved multiple times before reaching his destination.


1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as Emperor of France, for the second time.

There wasn't a third time...And never should have been a second.


1944 - President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Servicemen's Readjustment Act - the 'GI Bill of Rights.'

A small token of our appreciation for the troops...And it is way too small!!


1970 - President Nixon signed the 26th Amendment, dropping the voting age to 18-years of age.

The Democrats pushed their desire to allow the ‘mush-minds’ to vote, knowing they have the mechanism to control the youth through the propaganda of the American educational system...Nixon had no choice but to sign it after it was pushed through the states.

I know many will say, if a person is old enough to fight for their country they should be old enough to vote...If we had compulsory military service I could see this, but we don’t and the military is completely voluntary.

Plus, if this were the logic they were looking for, why is it the same group of Liberals who pushed for this amendment are also the same group who pushed to raise the drinking age to 21? The decision was 100% political, not about rights - or what is best for the country, per normal!


1994 - President Bill Clinton announced North Korea confirmed its willingness to freeze its nuclear program.

Wow! Good thing Clinton got this concession...Riiiiiiight.


2000 - The state of Texas executed Gary Graham for the 1981 killing of a man in a holdup outside a Houston supermarket. Graham insisted to the end he was innocent.

There’s a shock! Every prisoner claims to be innocent...We should execute one per day until they are all gone.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June 21

1788 - The U.S. Constitution was ratified when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it.

One of the greatest non-religious documents in world history was about to be put into play - flaws and all - and the American nation took a new course as a federal republic.


And it's important to remember the Constitution is a 'rule book.'  Not some fill in blank coloring book, which is subject to the whims of anyone who wishes to re-interpret it...Which is exactly how Liberals treat it - when they aren't treating it like toilet paper, that is.


1633 - Galileo Galilei was forced by the Inquisition to "abjure, curse, and detest" his Copernican heliocentric views.

Galileo's choices: Reject his views and live a life of relative piece, or continue and die...He made the choice most would have - he recanted his position and saved his life.


1814 – The Battle of Vitoria.

Napoleon’s rule in Spain ended with this battle, won by the British who were led by the Duke of Wellington...Wellington wasn’t Napoleon’s superior, but he learned much in Spain, and along with Blucher (Prussian) eventually put an end to Napoleon in 1815.


1945 - Japanese forces on Okinawa surrendered to the U.S.:  WWII.

Okinawa was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific Campaign, the largest triphibious battle (sea-land-air) in world history, and the last major battle of WWII...Ironically, neither side expected Okinawa to be the last battle, because both expected Japan Proper to be invaded.


1963 - France withdrew its navy from NATO.

French Navy?!?!? Couldn't have been much after the Frenchies surrendered to the Krauts, forcing the Brits to sink it in WWII.


1982 - John Hinckley Jr. was found not guilty by reason of insanity of the March 1981 shooting of President Reagan and three other people.

Hinckly shot four people, including the President of the U.S., and got away with it on an insanity plea?

Of course he was insane! Anyone who shoots at someone in cold-blood is insane, but they should be strung up for murder/attempted murder...That would be too cruel I guess.  Instead it's better to keep a maniac locked up in prison for decades.


1989 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled burning the American Flag is a form of political protest protected by the First Amendment.

Michael Savage is 100% correct when he says “Liberalism is a mental disorder" and "the stench from the bench is making me clench."

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Monday, June 19, 2017

June 20

451 - The Battle of the Catalaunian Field:  Attila the Hun was defeated by a Roman-Visigoth Army, led by Flavius Aetius Theodoric.

Also knows as the Battle of Chalons, or the Battle of the Catalun.


Until this battle, Attila had been virtually unchallenged, and even this defeat wasn't conclusive...But it was the first defeat of any kind for Attila, and planted a seed of doubt in his mind (as well as that of his troops) of his own invincibility. In fact, Attila contemplated suicide before coming to his senses.


This battle was also the last successful major military operation of the Western Roman Empire.

1499 - Queen Isabella, of Spain, condemned the enslavement of American Indians.

This sounds nice, but in reality had little, if any, effect in the New World...It took revolutions in South and Central America before the Spanish were forced to accept the native population as anything other than a people to be used for production and profit.

1782 - The U.S. Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States, and the Eagle as it's symbol. William Barton designed the seal, which is still used today, consisting of an eagle, an olive branch and 13 arrows - one for each of the original 13 colonies.

History of the Seal:

Click each link to learn the significance of each item.

Front: On the breast of the
American bald eagle is a shield with thirteen vertical white and red stripes beneath a blue chief. In the eagle's right talon is an olive branch, and in his left a bundle of thirteen arrows. In his beak is a scroll inscribed with the motto E Pluribus Unum.

Over the head of the eagle, a golden
glory is breaking through a cloud and surrounding a constellation of thirteen stars on an azure field.

Back: In the zenith of an
unfinished pyramid is an eye in a triangle surrounded with a golden glory. Over the eye are the words Annuit Coeptis. On the base of the pyramid are the numerical letters MDCCLXXVI, and underneath, the motto Novus Ordo Seclorum.

1791 - King Louis XVI was caught trying to escape the French Revolution.

He didn't make it...Unless making it is hitting the bottom of the guillotine - January 1793.


1936 - The Anti-Price Discrimination Act made it illegal for big companies to set prices so low that smaller companies are driven out of business.

So much for a 'Free Market'...And the question must be asked: Exactly who did this help??

It didn't help the consumer, because it kept prices up (artificially), and it hurt workers because it kept businesses which should be naturally swallowed up from going under, even if they weren't legitimately competitive.


1960 - Flemming v. Nestor: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled workers have no legal right to Social Security, because Congress can cut or eliminate Social Security benefits at any time regardless of a worker's contributions.

Unfortunately this will eventually be forced on the people...Not by legislation, but by reality when the system self-destructs.


1977 - Oil began to flow through the $7.7 billion, 789-mile Alaska pipeline.

Oil was discovered in 1968, and within nine years The Pipeline was flowing...One step towards becoming less dependant on the OPEC cabal - if only our Democrat overlords would allow it.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

June 19

1787 - The U.S. Constitutional Convention voted to strike down the Articles of Confederation and form a new government.

Sadly, most Americans don't know there was such an entity as the Articles of Confederation...Which speaks to the success of the U.S. Constitution - and the failure of the modern-day Education System destroying American History.

Thankfully, the Founders were farsighted enough to see the flaws of the Articles (namely the disunity of the young nation), and created a federal system.

That said, every American should know of and read the Articles of Confederation.


1269 - King Louis IX of France decreed all Jews must wear a badge of shame.

I bet most think the Nazi’s were the first to do this...Nah. Anti-Semitism has been rampant in Europe for at least a thousand years.


1429 - Joan of Arc raised the Siege of Orleans.

The Maid of Orleans arrived and turned a loss into a victory...What great honor and gifts was she given? She was handed over to the English to be executed.

Such was the gratitude of the French...Some things never change.


1586 - English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island (in modern-day North Carolina) after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in America.

Thankfully the English didn't give up...It had to have gone through their minds,
however.

1846 - The first baseball game with set rules was played at the Elysian Fields in Hoboken, N.J.

Final Score: N.Y. Nines 23, N.Y. Knickerbockers 1.


1865 - Union General Gordon Granger informed the citizens of Galveston, Texas, the slaves were freed. The celebration of this day became known as 'Juneteenth':  U.S. Civil War.

Word of the Emancipation Proclamation hadn’t reached Texas till this time, and the reality was no slaves were legally freed until the 13th Amendment was ratified in December of this year.


1910 - Father's Day was celebrated for the first time, in Spokane, Washington

Long overdue...Especially considering Mother's Day had been celebrated since 1908.


1917 - King George V ordered members of the British royal family to dispense with German titles and surnames - They took the name Windsor:  WWI.

Such things happen during war...Though I personally like the sound of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha much better than Windsor.


1940 – Hermann Goering ordered the seizure of Dutch horses, cars, buses, and ships:  WWII.

The Fat Field Marshal needed more toys...What a crack-pot.


1953 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed by electric chair at Sing Sing prison for conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union.

It's always good to pull out Ol' Sparky on traitors.


1964 - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 survived an 83-day filibuster in the Senate.

An 83-day assault by Senate Democrats...Lets never forget this, and remind those who don’t know. Which is almost every American.


1998 - Switzerland's three biggest banks offered $600 million to settle claims they'd stolen the assets of Holocaust victims. Outraged Jewish leaders called the offer insultingly low.

There were approximately 10 million Jews in Europe prior to WWII = $60/Jew...There were approximately 5.5 million Jews executed during WWII = $109/Jew.

Ya, I’d say that is an insulting offer.


2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed that praying in public schools had to be private, barring officials from letting students lead stadium crowds in prayer before football games.

I’m not Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu or any other recognized religion, but this is blatantly stupid...America is a Christian nation (lets face reality), and as much prayer shouldn’t be forced on students, it shouldn’t be restricted either.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

June 18

1815 - The Battle of Waterloo: British and Prussian forces defeated Napoleon.

The French Revolution and Napoleonic Age came to an end at Waterloo, and began a new day of British and Prussian/German hegemony in Europe (around the globe for the Brits)...The brilliant Emperor was finally defeated, and the names of Wellington and Blucher found their way into the realm of greatness in military history as a result of this victory.

I still can't believe they didn't execute Napoleon, however.

1538 - The Treaty of Nice: 'Peace' was agreed on by Charles V (Holy Roman Empire and Spain) and Francis I (France).

Those familiar with the period know this was a worthless piece of paper, because there were rarely consecutive days of peace between France and the Empire, let alone anything resembling a real peace...And the only reason Charles agreed to this peace was because he was feeling too much heat from the east in the Ottomans, and at home among his own German princes.


1812 - The War of 1812 began: The U.S. Congress declared war against Britain for repeated violations of American rights to the sea, and the incitement of Indians on the frontier.

The War of 1812 was nothing short of a continuation of the Revolutionary War. Is should be seen as a last ditch effort by the Brits to reclaim their former colonies, and a second chance for the former colonists to show they would never return to British rule, nor be treated like dogs by the Empire.


1878 - The Posse Comitatus Act passed, making it a felony to willfully use "any part of the Army...to execute the laws" except where expressly authorized by the Constitution or by act of Congress.

When used properly, the Army has more than enough on its plate, and domestic law enforcement should be left to the various police agencies (including the FBI).

That said, the law was revised in 1981 "to permit increased Department of Defense support of drug interdiction and other law enforcement activities," and revised again after 9/11/01 to increase the military's role in the War on Terror...Lets hope we never have to use our military on our soil, but that day is always a possibility.


1900 - Empress Tsu-tse ordered the Boxers to expel all foreigners from China.

This order turned out very badly for the Chinese, who were defeated by the Western powers, lost many of its traditional territories, and handed over its last shreds of hegemony in the East to Japan.


1940 - Winston Churchill urged perseverance among the British people so future generations would remember "this was their finest hour."

“...What General Weygand called the Battle of France is over. I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization. Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this Island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.'"


The Brits never wanted to see Churchill in the seat of power - until they needed to fight for their very existence.  Then they knew they had to bring him in...And fight is exactly what he did - alone, until the Germans and Japanese were ignorant enough to bring the Russians and U.S. into the war.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

June 17

1967 - China became the world's fourth thermonuclear power.

Producing a hydrogen-bomb is a huge achievement; an enormous event for any nation able to pull it off...It's important to understand the difference in power between atom and thermonuclear (hydrogen) bombs:  Atom bombs = approximately 20,000 tons of TNT.  Hydrogen bombs = Over 1,000,000 tons of TNT.

Welcome to the club, China...An awesome club - U.S., Russia, U.K., France, China, and maybe Israel.

There will be more, and the question isn’t who will get them, but who will use them...And where.


1775 - The Battle of Bunker Hill took place near Boston:  American Revolutionary War.

This was one of the first battles of the war, and even though it was a victory for the Brits it was a rude awakening for them as well.

The Battle of Bunker Hill (fought mostly at Breed’s Hill, by the way) showed the Colonists could and would fight, would not be intimidated by the sight of the ‘Red Coats,’ and woke the Brits to the reality the ‘Colonial skirmish’ had turned into a war.

Troops/Casualties: Brits = 2600/1200, Colonists = 1400/450...By no means should these Colonials be considered troops, though.


1940 - France asked Germany for terms of surrender:  WWII.

Four words: THE FRENCH ARE PATHETIC!!!


Especially compared to the fight the Brits and Ruskies put up under even worse conditions against the Nazi beasts.

1991 - Wilson v. Seiter:  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled prison conditions such as overcrowding, poor sanitation, and exposure to violence do not violate the 8th Amendment's prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment.

They are prisoners!! Prison isn’t supposed to be easy, and we shouldn’t even try to make it so...Otherwise it becomes a more preferred home than some people’s regular life.

If prisoners don’t like the prison homes they choose to occupy by being criminals, they should be given the option of execution...Or quit committing crimes.


1994 - After leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California freeways, O.J. Simpson was arrested and charged with murder in the slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

I still have visions of the white Bronco driving through the freeways of L.A. followed by police on the ground and in the sky...Equally bizarre was the sight of crowds lining up watching the event occur - some even had signs cheering on the murderer.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

June 16

1487 - The Battle of Stoke Field ended the English Civil War - better known as the War of the Roses.

This battle is often overlooked in the English civil war, but it was the last real challenge presented by the Yorkists to Henry VII...Needless to say, Henry won the battle, and soon founded the Tudor Dynasty.


It's also interesting to note Henry's opponent was a 10-year old pretender to the throne.

1858 - "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Abraham Lincoln, Senate candidate, made this statement in a speech saying the slavery issue had to be resolved.

Lincoln said what he meant, and meant what he said...Unfortunately, the South was willing to do what they had to do in order continue slavery.


Even more sad, current-day America is as much of a 'divided house' as it was prior to the Civil War...Slavery isn't the current issue - class warfare and cultural are.

Not surprisingly, the Democrats are/were on the sick side in these battles.

1977 - Soviet Communist Party General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev was named President, becoming the first person to hold both posts simultaneously.

Woopty-doo!! He held nice titles, but had nowhere near as much power as Lenin,
Stalin or Khrushchev.

1994 - Jimmy Carter, on a private visit to North Korea, reported the Communist nation's leaders were eager to resume talks with the United States on resolving disputes about Pyongyang's nuclear program and improving relations.

Check out this moron. Jimmy was a failure as president, and has continued this legacy as a former-president...Building houses for the poor doesn’t change this fact.

It’s nice to know Dr. Ill agreed to play nice though...And kept his promise. Riiiiiiight.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June 15

1215 - Under pressure from rebellious barons, England's King John signed the 'Magna Carta' - a crucial first step toward creating Britain's constitutional monarchy.

King John signed the 'Great Charter' limiting the power of the English monarchy, but it is interesting that he immediately tried to invalidate his agreement.

He appealed to Pope Innocent III, who issues a bull annulling the charter, and imported foreign mercenaries to fight the barons...But John couldn't defeat the barons, and the Magna Carta became the basis of English feudal law - and the foundation for every English-based constitution on Earth (U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada, etc.)


1520 - Pope Leo X condemned Martin Luther's '95 Theses' and threatened to toss Luther out of the Catholic Church.

Leo assumed Luther would back down and rescind his Theses, but Luther did no such thing...He was a man of conviction, and more importantly had the protection of many German princes to guarantee his safety.


1752 - Benjamin Franklin, demonstrated the relationship between lightning and electricity by flying a kite during a storm in Philadelphia - with an iron key suspended from the string attracting a lightning bolt.

Franklin was a true Renaissance Man, and was not only one of America's greatest politicians, but also one of the world's greatest inventors.


1775 - The Second Continental Congress appointed George Washington Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army:  American Revolutionary War.

They couldn't have chosen a more perfect leader, even though his military resume was less than sterling...The 'Indispensable Man' was the revolution, and there would be no such thing as the United States of America without him.


1864 - Secretary of War Edwin Stanton established a military cemetery at Arlington National Cemetery:  U.S. Civil War.

Arlington is an amazing cemetery and a terrific monument to the American soldier, which should be visited by every American citizen.

It was nice of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to donate it (not)...Stanton specifically selected Lee's former land as the site to honor the Union dead.


1931 - Poland and the USSR signed a friendship treaty.

The Poles have been screwed over by every neighbor they have, and could only hope the Soviets would truly be 'friends'...I'm sure they had little hope for this actually occurring.


Eight years later reality set in.

1940 - France surrendered to Germany:  WWII.

WOW! 39-days of fighting the Krauts!!

The French are ridiculous, and should be forever humiliated for such a pathetic showing in the greatest war ever fought...But they won't be, because they've become a nation with no pride. Sure they portray themselves as a great people and nation, but in reality they know since the fall of Napoleon they've been nothing more than a second rate power.


1992 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the government may kidnap criminal suspects from a foreign country for prosecution.

Of course they can...The Supremes should have stated 'the government may -AND SHOULD- kidnap criminal suspects from a foreign country.'

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June 14

1940 - German forces occupied Paris:  World War II.

As highly as the French think of themselves you’d think they would fight a little harder for their homeland...Unless they have accepted they are nothing more than Germany’s bitch, which has been the case since at least 1870 - and continues to this day, though through much less belligerent means.

1775 - The United States Army was founded.

Happy 242nd Birthday U.S. Army.


1777 - The Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the U.S. Flag, replacing the Grand Union Flag.

This is the worlds most recognizable flag, and a symbol of freedom for the world to rally around...To some it is one of the most beautiful pieces of artwork they can imagine, due to the fact wherever it is flown is a place of more peace and freedom than if any other flag were in it's place.

Unfortunately, too many Americans don't see it for it's beauty - because they've been propagandized by Liberals to distrust and hate their own country and history.

1937 - Pennsylvania became the first state in the United States to observe Flag Day as a legal holiday.

Happy Flag Day.


1940 - The Nazis opened the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland:  WWII.

A big day for the 'Master Race.'

Auschwitz proved to be the crown jewel of the Nazi concentration/death camp system, killing over 1,100,000 Jews, and was also the site of many medical experiments performed on humans.


Congratulations.

1944 - The First B-29 raid against mainland Japan occurred:  WWII.

The first of many...All of which Japan brought on itself. Never forget this.

We tried our damnedest to stay out of the war (wrongly in my opinion), but the Japanese brought it to the U.S. They should have had no doubt they would be on the wrong side of history in the end, and American might made sure to prove this fact.


1954 - President Eisenhower signed an order adding the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.

Ugh, the horror!! The ACLU(seless) and it’s Communist pals have been going nuts about this since it came into being...How the U.S. has managed to survive such an onslaught against religion is a miracle.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

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Monday, June 12, 2017

June 13

323 B.C. - Alexander the Great died of fever in Babylon.

Alexander is one of the ten most important people in the history of the world, and it is doubtful anyone has accomplished anywhere near what he did in such a short lifetime: 33-years.

It's too bad he didn't have a chance to consolidate his empire, though, because his successors (Macedonian generals, the 'Diodachi') were nowhere near as skilled militarily or administratively as Alexander...Who knows how history would have turned out if he had been given the opportunity to live a full life?

1900 - China's Boxer Rebellion against foreigners and Chinese Christians erupted into violence.

The rebellion gets its name from the revolutionaries who started it:  The 'Fists of Righteous Harmony.'

For most of the late 1800’s, every world power picked away at Chinese sovereignty, and the Chinese had enough...I can’t say I blame them, but they were eventually overwhelmed by an international force (U.S., Japan, Austria-Hungary, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Russia).

The overall result was the continued weakening of China, which also propped Japan up as the lone Asian power...Unfortunately, within 50-years we paid the price for creating a 'victorious' Japan, and for sticking it to China.


Don't think for a minute they've forgotten this period, either.

1920 - The U.S. Post Office Department ruled children may not be sent by parcel post.

You’d think this ruling would be unnecessary, but there is no limit to human debauchery.


1966 - Miranda v. Arizona: The U.S. Supreme Court declared a suspect must be informed of his rights.

This is a reasonable decision, but no one could have foreseen how lawyers would use it as a tool against justice, instead of as part of it.


1979 - Sioux Indians were awarded $105 million in compensation for the U.S. seizure of the Black Hills in South Dakota.

So we should be even, right? Nah! The ball-busting and extortion will continue forever.


1983 - Pioneer-10, a robotic spacecraft, became the first man-made object to leave the solar system, eleven years after it was launched.

Eleven years to leave our solar system and still nowhere near another one...A huge event for science, and a harsh reality for those with the pipe-dream of finding life outside of our solar system.


1992 - Bill Clinton stirred controversy during an appearance before the Rainbow Coalition by criticizing the rap singer Sister Souljah for making remarks "filled with hatred" toward whites.

Freedom of speech only applies when it meets agendas. Truth-telling isn’t good enough...Clinton should have told these thugs to 'go to Hell.'


1996 - Bush v. Vera:  The U.S. Supreme Court placed greater limits on congressional districts intentionally drawn to get more minorities elected to Congress.

So the Court ruled Affirmative Action for congressmen is unconstitutional...How about for the rest of the country?

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

June 12 (A Double)

1812 - Napoleon's invasion of Russia began.

This was a fight the Emperor should have avoided. Russia has proven to be unconquerable by Europeans because they are unable to handle the conditions (weather, terrain, disease, etc.), and the defensive spirit of the Russians and Cossacks has proven to be better than the offensive spirit of the Euros...It should be noted Asian hordes have been able to tame this beast, however.

Napoleon entered Russia with approximately 600,000 troops and by the time he reached Moscow in September was down to 110,000. In the end, the Emperor fled for his life and left his army behind. By the time the invasion force retreated to Poland it had less than 10,000 troops.

Although the Grand Armee was a much better fighting force, the Russians were much more capable of suffering and gave Napoleon a thorough ass kicking. One which another European madman repeated 130-years later...Thankfully the Austrian Corporal was a poor student of history.

1987 - President Ronald Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, publicly challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall."

The Great Man’s speech was an awesome challenge not only to the Soviets, but to the world...It was a warning that the U.S. will not sit around forever and watch the world go down the toilet. Reagan said what he meant and meant what he said.

Pathetically (predictably), Euros and American Liberals went nuts and accused Reagan of being a “war monger.” Which is exactly what they did with President George W. Bush as well...Both Reagan and Bush were right, and history will be very kind to them for their efforts.


1665 - The English renamed New Amsterdam 'New York' after the Dutch pulled out.

I hope you knew this region was part of the Netherlands prior to being English...This fact is often forgotten, and the English, French and Spanish are usually the only ones remembered as North American colonizers.

Don't forget the Ruskies held Alaska, too.

1775 - The first naval battle of the Revolutionary War occurred, with the USS Unity defeating the British Margaretta.

This was a bright beginning for the pathetic new American Navy...It was a small battle, but still a battle won against the greatest naval power of the time.

1839 - The first recorded baseball game was played in America.

America’s pastime was born...It is still a great game and may be the country’s pastime, but is no longer its passion - college and pro football are.

1937 - Eight of Stalin's generals were sentenced to death during purges in the Soviet Union.

Stalin was killing off any possible chance of a coup, and was destroying his military in the process, making the Soviet Union easy pickings for invasion.

He should have seen Hitler’s intentions, but instead hoped he could become part of Hitler’s plans in Eastern Europe...Which was exactly what Hitler had in mind, but in a different way than Stalin was hoping for.

1942 - American bombers struck the oil refineries of Ploesti, Romania for the first time:  WWII.

Destroying German logistics was of huge strategic significance, and taking out its ability to drive and fly began at Ploesti...It was so important to German success that Churchill referred to Ploesti as “the taproot of German might.”

1943 - Heinrich Himmler ordered the extermination of all Polish ghettos:  WWII.

Another big day for the 'Chicken Farmer'...How such a lowly man rose to affect the life/death of so many is truly amazing.

1944 - The first V-1 cruise missile attack on London occurred:  WWII.

It’s not much of a stretch to imagine Hitler with the V-1/V-2 and an atom-bomb attached to them...I have no doubt Werner von Braun, Werner Heisenberg, and the rest of the genius German scientists would have made it happen if given a few more years to perfect their designs.

1989 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled white workers who claim to be treated unfairly as a result of affirmative action programs can sue for remedies under civil rights legislation.

If this is the case then isn’t the whole program of Affirmative Racism unconstitutional? Of course it is, but the Court didn’t have the stones to go this far.

1991 - The Russian Republic held its first-ever direct presidential elections and elected Boris Yeltsin president.

This wouldn’t have happened without the man who told them to “tear down this wall”...Another reason the Libs hate him:  They never wanted to see the Soviet experiment end in failure.

1994 - Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were slashed to death outside her Los Angeles home.

I still can’t believe this event, and the court case which followed, is the most televised event in my lifetime...More than the two Gulf wars, more than 9/11/01, more than Bill Clinton’s impeachment, more than Hurricane Katrina - even more than Obama's coronation.

And the SOB got away with murder in front of the whole world.

1995 - The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a potentially crippling blow to federal affirmative action programs, ruling Congress was limited by the same standards as states in offering special help to minorities.

If this is the case, then isn’t the whole program of Affirmative Racism unconstitutional? Of course it is, but the Court didn’t have the stones to go this far...I think I've said this before. See above (1989).

1999 - Bill Clinton issued Executive Order #13126 "to fighting abusive child labor practices." Not in the U.S., but in the rest of the world.

So, what was he going to do? Was he going to spank China, India, Korea, etc.?

Per normal, Clinton was saying great stuff, but had no ability to enact his wishes…As a great man once told me: "Bill Clinton is nothing more than a shit-salesman with a mouth full of samples." - Rich Karlin

Talking about utopia has always been a Liberal specialty, however, and none have been better at it than Bill Clinton...Not until, Barack Obama came around singing the 'hope & change' tune, that is.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

June 11

1509 - Henry VIII, King of England, married Catherine of Aragon.

This was supposed to be a grand union of the Tudor and Hapsburg families, but was doomed to failure. 


Never forget Catherine was Emperor Charles V’s aunt, which tied her to the Spanish throne and Holy Roman Empire, as well as the Papacy.

Henry made a huge miscalculation marrying Catherine, and then an even bigger leap divorcing her...Thankfully for English history, Charles had too many other problems (namely the German princes and soon Marin Luther) and enemies (France and the Ottomans) to go after England.


1184 B.C. (Traditional Date, according to Eratosthenes) - The Fall of Troy.

Long thought to be legend, the city of Troy is coming to life near modern-day Istanbul, Turkey - ancient Byzantium/Constantinople.

Who cares if this date is legendary, the story is great and much of its history is proving to be just that: Historical...Read more about
Ancient Troy.

1934 - The Geneva Disarmament Conference failed.

How shocking!! Not...No one was in the mood to give up their toys (per normal), and Hitler was just starting to feel his way through his weakling European peers.


1942 - The U.S. and USSR signed the Lend-Lease Agreement:  WWII.

In times of war you make strange bedfellows...Uncle Joe was in no way a 'good guy', but Der Fuhrer was definitely the worse of the two.


1947 - U.S. WWII sugar rationing finally ended.

Again, can you imagine the furor of the ACLU if we had to do rationing today?...NO WAY!! WE CANNOT INFRINGE ON OUR RIGHT TO SUGAR DURING A TIME OF WAR!!


1963 - George Wallace backed down at the Alabama 'schoolhouse door.'

”In Birmingham they love the governor.” – ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, Lynard Skynard.

Governor Cracker was a Democrat, right?? Ya, I thought so.


1979 - Actor John Wayne died.

I don’t note many deaths, especially not for Hollywood actors, but the country lost a lot when it lost The Duke...At this time there are very few 'manly' actors, and most male roles are played by metrosexual femboys.


1990 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down an anti-flag burning law passed by Congress in 1989, re-igniting calls for a constitutional amendment.

The Liberal Mantra: “Freedom without limits.”

Of course, you can’t say prayer in school, or wear a shirt saying 'Homos Suck' (pun intended), etc...So their real mantra is: "Freedom to do degenerate Liberal shit without limits."


1993 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled people who commit 'hate crimes' motivated by bigotry may be sentenced to extra punishment.

This is so ridiculous...Why is it if a white man kills a black man the life lost is worth more than if the white man killed another white man???

I thought we were supposed to be equal in the eyes of the law.


That said, does the same principle apply when a black person kills a white one?  Nah!

2001 - Timothy McVeigh, the 1995 Oklahoma City bomber, was executed.

Good riddance to dead 'enemies within'...Especially those we actually get to execute.


2001 - Kyllo v. U.S:  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled police violate the Constitution if they use a heat-sensing device to peer inside a home without a search warrant.

Someday a small, but deadly, nuke will be stored in a home and we won’t be able to tell because of idiocy like this...But we won't be disturbing the 'rights' of those with the nuke, so it's all good.

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Friday, June 09, 2017

June 10

1964 - The U.S. Senate voted to limit further debate on a proposed civil rights bill, shutting off a filibuster by Southern states.

THE REPUBLICANS BROKE THE FILIBUSTER AND PASSED THE BILL!!! Why don't American blacks know this? Why don't most Americans know this??


The Dems had a super-majority in the Senate (67-33), but didn't have the votes to override the Democrat filibuster, because they had too many racists in their ranks...Senators Bobby Byrd and Richard Russell were the two major Democrats against the bill, and the Dems could never have gotten enough votes to overwhelm them.

THE BILL WAS SAVED BY SENATE MINORITY LEADER EVERET DIRKSEN (R)!!!!!


"The time has come for equality of opportunity in sharing in government, in education, and in employment. It will not be stayed or denied. It is here!" - Sen. Everet Dirksen (R)


Final Senate vote:
Democrats = 44-23 (68%), Republicans = 27-6 (82%)

Things haven't changed, but the Democrats have miraculously managed to portray themselves as the 'Black Party.' They talk good (constantly), but have done very little for American blacks. If anything they have kept them in perpetual political slavery through the creation and propagation of Affirmative Action...Which should otherwise be known as the 'Democrat Party Plantation Program.'


The Liberal propagandameisters (Hollywood, TV, and K-College) have done a great job hiding this FACT.


1801 - The North African Bey of Tripoli declared war on the United States in a dispute over safe passage of merchant vessels through the Mediterranean.

Tripoli demanded protection money for 'safe passage' through parts of the Mediterranean, and the U.S. refused to pay...As a result, the U.S. sent it's fleet to the Mediterranean and kick ass on these pirates.

It’s ironic it was a group of Muslim terrorists (pirates) who first went to war with the new United States...Once a pain in the ass, always a pain in the ass.


1861 – The Battle of Big Bethel: The 'first battle' of the U.S. Civil War.

There were other skirmishes before (Fort Sumter was one), but this was the first land-based battle of the war.


1863 - The Battle of Brice's Crossroads:  U.S. Civil War. Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeated the numerically superior Union troops.

N.B. Forrest was an amazing tactical general, and the Union was very happy the Confederate leaders despised him so much. He was a self-made military man, without formal training, and by far the most impressive Confederate general in the Western theatre of the Civil War.

Oh by the way, he was also the first Grand Wizard of the KKK...Doh!


1916 – The Great Arab Revolt began, at Mecca and Medina.

The once powerful Ottomans Empire had completely fallen in the toilet...For almost 400 years the Turks kept the Bedouins at bay, but 'the frenzy' couldn’t be contained forever.

Sadly, history will show the fall of the Ottoman Empire to be almost as important as the fall of Rome, because of the worldwide problems allowed to spew out without Ottoman control of the region's lunatics.


1920 - The League of Nations convened for the first time.

Ugh...I don’t know what the female version of the Circle Jerk Group should be called, but this was the mother of the U.N.


1940 - Italy declared war on France and Britain; Canada declared war on Italy:  WWII.

Hitler thought he had a powerful ally, but instead Italy was nothing but a weak pain in the ass for the Reich to have as a partner.


1940 - President Franklin Roosevelt said the U.S. switching from "neutral" to "non-belligerent", meaning the U.S. would support the Allies without itself going to war against the Axis:  WWII.

This was a political way of saying the U.S. was going to stay on the sidelines a while longer, and FDR was trying to continue America's stance of ‘Non-Belligerent Neutrality’...This was an unacceptable situation, and the U.S. should never have gotten this deep into WWII without entering it.

I hate to admit it, but this is something we need to keep in mind when our allies don't come to our aid.


1943 - The Allies began bombing Germany around the clock:  WWII.

Germany Proper finally began to feel the pain it’s military had been giving the rest of Europe...It was overdue, and an awesome display of power.

Amazingly, modern-day Liberals beat on the U.S. for brutalizing German cities. Huh??


1967 - The Six Day War between Israel, Egypt, Syria Iraq and Jordan ended.

What a pathetic showing by the Arab 'powers,' and an equally weak display of Soviet armaments (used by the Arabs)...Never forget, the Arab-Israeli wars were also proxy wars between the U.S. and Soviet Union.

As a result of the war, Israel gained strategic lands (Gaza, West Bank, Golan Heights, Sinai Peninsula, etc.), humiliated the Arabs and set the stage for the 1973 Yom Kippur War.


1993 - Scientists announced they extracted genetic material from the preserved remains of an insect which lived when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

This should be great news, but we must always temper our excitement with the fear of what the Mengelians might do with such a find. I can already see a bug-headed-human-fetus being created...Just for kicks and grins.


1999 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the city of Chicago went too far in its fight against street gangs by ordering police to break up groups of loiterers.

'Freedom of assembly,' aye? What a joke. This is just one of many Liberal jackass bastardizations of the First Amendment, which reads: “the right of the people peaceably to assemble.”

There is a huge difference, and when the 'peace' isn’t respected, neither should the right to 'assemble.'

This isn’t rocket science, but Liberal judges have twisted the Constitution so much the Founding Fathers wouldn’t even recognize their own document.

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Thursday, June 08, 2017

June 9

1938 - China breached the Yellow River dykes to stop the Japanese invasion:  WWII.  840,000 died.

Over 840,000 deaths! That's an enormous sacrifice, and an awesome event...As a point of reference, the U.S. suffered around 400,000 deaths in all of WWII.

Most Americans have no idea WWII started in 1937 between Japan and China. Sadly, most Americans probably think WWII started with the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor...The fact China was willing, able, and needed to sacrifice almost a million people to stop the Japanese is proof the 'Great War' was on.


68 - Roman Emperor Nero died.

The story of Nero fiddling as Rome burned is myth, but I’m quite certain few Romans cried when they heard of his suicide.


1863 - The Battle of Brandy Station:  U.S. Civil War.

The importance of this battle is it was the largest cavalry battle ever fought in North America, and one of the first where the Union stood toe-to-toe with the Confederates...It was fought at the beginning of the Battle of Gettysburg, and both sides lost an equal amount of cavalry troops, but the Union was the eventual victor of the larger battle.


1864 - The U.S. 1st Tennessee Cavalry attacked buck-naked across the Chattahoochee River, in Roswell, Georgia:  U.S. Civil War.

This attack occurred at the beginning of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, but I can’t tell you why the group decided to attack 'naked'...Anyone with information on this event is encouraged to comment or email me.


1940 - Norway surrendered to the Nazis:  WWII.

The Norwegians should be proud...They lasted almost as long as the French.


1942 (June 9-10) - Nazis rounded up and killed all the male inhabitants of Lidice, Czechoslovakia in retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich:  WWII.

"Just five days after Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich's death, ten truckloads of the Security Police came and quickly surrounded the village. No one was allowed to leave the village; a 12 year old boy and a peasant woman were shot as they tried to escape. All the men and boys over 16 years old, 172 in all, were rounded up and locked in a barn. They were then shot the next day in groups of ten, which lasted from dawn until 4 in the afternoon. 19 men who were working in the mines during the shooting were also rounded up and sent to Prague where they were killed." -
Read more about Heydrich

The Butcher of Prague, The Blond Beast and Der Henker (German for 'the hangman') was dead, and I’m sure the populace of Lidice happily traded the deaths listed above in exchange for Heydrich’s death...Especially considering the reality is the Nazis had the Czechs marked to meet the same fate as the Jews - which Heydrich would have efficiently carried out.

1943 - The U.S. Congress passed an act authorizing employers to withhold income tax payments from salary checks.

Taxes have always been cumbersome, but this act perfected the practice of the government extorting money from its citizens.


1963 - President Kennedy named Winston Churchill an honorary U.S. citizen.

As the “Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave,” I can’t think of anyone who has deserved such an honor more than Churchill: The most important freedom fighter of the 20th Century, and definitely one of the bravest as well.


An interesting side note: I'm not sure why Churchill isn't considered a natural born citizen since his mother was an American from New York???

1996 - White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, appeared on NBC's 'Meet the Press,' and said it was wrong for an investigator to have obtained secret FBI files on 341 people, including prominent Republicans. President Clinton agreed with Panetta that an apology was called for.

Can you imagine the feeding-frenzy the media would have if a Republican president did this. The jackals would be howling...But Clinton got a pass, per normal.


And our current president's administration is outdoing all of our previous leaders when it comes to snooping on the American people...He'll get a little bit of criticism, but like Clinton he'll get a pass as well.

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

June 8 (A Double)

632 - Mohammad died.

As much as I hate to admit it, Mohammad must be given his due: Mohammad is tied with Christ for the title of 'Most Important Person in History.'

I'm sure Christians don't like reading this comparison, but real history is predicated on being honest and telling the truth...Sadly, if current events continue as such, Mohammad will eventually pass Christ in importance because Islam is ever increasing in land and population while Christianity is faltering.

793 - Norsemen sacked Lindisfarne.

This is a huge event, but sadly most Americans have never heard of it. Don’t blame yourself. It’s not your fault our education system pays no attention to 'real' history.

The Sack of Lindisfarne was the first major assault the Norsemen made on Europe, and marks the beginning of the Viking Age...Lindisfarne was easy pickings for the Vikings, because it was an unguarded island, inhabited mostly by monks from the local monastery.

"In nearly 350 years we and our forefathers have been living in this the best of countries and never before has such terror struck Britain as the one we now have to suffer from this heathen race. Nor was it thought to be possible that such an attack could be carried out from the sea. Look at St. Cuthbert's church sprinkled with the blood of the holy priests, deprived of its decorations, a room more venerable than any in Britain given as spoils to this Heathen race." - Alcuin (French historian)


65 - Jewish rebels captured the fortress of Antonia in Jerusalem, beginning the Jewish rebellion against Rome.

This can be looked at in the way listed, or as the beginning of the end of the Jewish nation...Within five years the Temple was destroyed, and the 1900-year Diaspora began.


452 - Attila the Hun invaded northern Italy.

After years of slapping around the eastern portion of the Empire, and then a little setback in Gaul, the 'Scourge of God' decided to bring Hell to Italy...Amazingly, he never went after Rome Proper.


Was it the city walls, or was it the power of the Pope?  No one will ever know for sure, but the long term importance of Attila is he turned tail after meeting the Pope, which began the ascension of a new power: The power of the Papacy.

1965 - U.S. troops were ordered to fight offensively in Vietnam.

What a disgusting order...U.S. troops should always be allowed to 'fight offensively.' Even when fighting defensively!

The U.S. Military knows its job, and does it better than any other on the planet, but when it is handcuffed by its political minders it is no more powerful than the simplest rock-thrower...A sad fact we witness often.


1967 - The USS Liberty was attacked for over two hours in international waters by the air and naval forces of Israel, using rockets, torpedoes, and napalm. 34 crew members died and 171 were wounded.

I am a friend of Israel, but it would be nice to find out the truth behind this incident. The BS we’ve been given for the past 50-years is unacceptable...The U.S. has been Israel’s lone, constant friend, and even if the truth is extremely disheartening we deserve to know why this happened.


1989 - Chinese Premier Li Peng appeared on TV praising a group of army soldiers, apparently for their role in crushing the student-led pro-democracy movement.

Of course he did...Peng was a descendant of Mao, and Mao would have awarded the military great honors for such a deed.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

June 7 (A Triple)

30 [or 33] - The traditional date of the 'Crucifixion of Christ.'

Who knows if this date is correct?  The date isn’t important…What’s important is the significance of Christ’s life and afterlife, which shaped much of the modern Western world.

Sadly, this world is being undone - in large part because it has turned away from Christ.

1494 - The Treaty of Tordesillas: Proclaimed by Pope Alexander VI, the treaty divided the New World between Spain and Portugal.

The Portuguese got a raw deal, because only Brazil was in their sphere in the New World...Not that anyone knew it.

At this time papal declarations still held great authority with the rest of Europe, but within 50-years the Reformation changed this reality - specifically with the Brits, French and Dutch...Who knows how the world would be if they had kept to the treaty?

1981 - Israeli military planes destroyed the Osiraq Nuclear Power Plant in Iraq, a facility designed to make nuclear weapons.

The world denounced Israel for this attack, including the U.S. and President Reagan, but due to this event the world will never know the possibility of Saddam Hussein with a nuke...We should have given the Israelis gifts and thanks, but such was and is the situation of geopolitics.

Those who question if Iraq had a WMD program in 2003 must remember Saddam was working toward a nuke in 1981. Logic tells you 22-years later he had something. Plus he used bio/chem weapons on his own people in the 1990's...The fact we haven't found them should frighten us all.

Thank you Israel!! Any chance you’ll do the same in Iran?

1776 - Richard Henry Lee put forward a resolution to the Continental Congress for a Declaration of Independence, saying "These United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states."

The Patriots were getting bolder by the day, and within a month made the declaration Lee called for...It was inevitable, but at the time such a declaration was almost as revolutionary as Luther’s '95 Thesis.'


1862 - Union General Benjamin Butler hung William Mumford for desecrating the American Flag:  U.S. Civil War.

This was back in the 'good ol days' when national pride and common sense ruled the day. Now-a-days you can piss on, crap on, burn in anger, etc., the flag...But you can’t even look at a Koran with crossed eyes.

How have we gotten here?? Liberalism!!


1948 - Communists completed the takeover of Czechoslovakia with the resignation of President Eduard Benes.

Such was the reality of our WWII alliance with the Soviets...The East was turned over to Uncle Joe, and it took 40+ years before it was able to escape the Communist horror.

 

1996 - The Bill Clinton White House acknowledged it "accidentally" obtained the FBI files of House Speaker Newt Gingrich's press secretary, former Bush chief of staff James A. Baker III and other appointees from Republican administrations, by "an innocent bureaucratic mistake."

Sure it was!! And Vince Foster was an 'accident' too.

1997 - An 18-member presidential commission approved a report saying cloning a human being was "morally unacceptable," but added research using cells of humans and animals should be allowed.

Every part of this statement is justifiable...Unfortunately, the Mengelians are doing everything they can to skirt the cloning issue.

Science is an awesome tool, but must be a function of ethics. Not vice verse.


2000 - U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the breakup of Microsoft Corporation, declaring the software giant should be split into two because it had "proved untrustworthy in the past."

What a joke!! This case should have never seen its day in court, let alone get to the appellate courts.

Those going after Microsoft should be very leery because if they ever become as 'successful' as they wish, they might be the next target of those looking to take a few notches out of big business.

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Monday, June 05, 2017

June 6

1944 - 'D-Day': The Allied invasion of Europe took place when forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France:  WWII.

There was almost another year of fighting, but with this event the end was in sight.

The Germans had to keep the Allies from establishing a beachhead or face the reality of a full-scale two front war in the Reich - Germany Proper - something they were able to avoid in WWI...The Russians were already pushing them west, and it wasn't long before the Americans and Brits were able to start sending the Germans east as well, creating a vise from which the Reich could not emerge victorious.

The fight was brutal and millions of lives were lost in this final year, but the success of the 'D-Day' landings put the final day of fighting closer into sight.

1978 - California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 13, calling for major cuts in property taxes.

Proposition 13 became article 13A of the California State Constitution, limiting the real estate tax on a parcel of property to 1% of its purchase price, forever, until the property is resold.

This was huge in California, but also had a national effect, because other states took a similar stance...It also did much to propel Ronald Reagan to the Republican nomination and eventual presidential election success in 1980.


The tax has also had a limiting effect on the amount the state can collect in property taxes; a fact Liberals cry about...The reality is no matter how much the state collects, if they don't get control of spending they will never have enough - a reality we are in the process of watching at every level of American government.

1985 - Authorities in Brazil exhumed a body later identified as the remains of Dr. Josef Mengele, the notorious Nazi 'Angel of Death.'

It’s a shame the doc escaped a just death at Nuremberg or at the hands of the Israelis...It's also a shame there have been so many Mengele wannabe's since his time.


1998 - The U.N. Security Council demanded, in a unanimous vote, that India and Pakistan refrain from further nuclear tests and sign nuclear control agreements.

Or what??? What was the U.N. going to do if they refused to bow down?

That said, no one should be shocked to wake up one morning and find these two have launched on each other.

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