Saturday, September 22, 2018

September 23

1806 - The Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis from the Pacific Northwest.

This ended the greatest, and most important, adventure in American history!! Yes, it was larger than going to the Moon.

One, the results of the Lewis and Clark expedition have had at least as much of an impact on the U.S. as the lunar trips.

Two, most thought the Moon shots would succeed.  Very few thought Lewis and Clark would make it back.

Again, I recommend you read Undaunted Courage.

1122 - The Concordat of Worms: Pope Callistus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V ended the Investiture Controversy.

They may have officially ended the 'controversy,' but the problem didn’t end with this edict.

The battle between the secular and spiritual leaders of Europe (primarily the Holy Roman Empire and France vs. the Pope) raged for hundreds of years, with the Papacy holding the majority of power till this time...But Europe’s princes and kings were tired of constant infringement of their lands and people, and were in the process of overturning this perceived wrong.

1667 - Slaves in Virginia were banned from obtaining their freedom by converting to Christianity.

There’s no doubt America has some dark moments.  This was one, and it took 200+ years and the death of hundreds of thousands of white Americans for it to be righted.

1779 - American warship ‘Bon Homme Richard’ defeated the HMS Serapis:  American Revolutionary War.

This was a minor battle, but one of great American lore. The British captain called out for Captain John Paul Jones to surrender: Jones’ reply: "I have not yet begun to fight!"...Fight he did, eventually defeating the Serapis.

1805 - Lieutenant Zebulon Pike paid $2,000 to buy from the Sioux a nine square mile tract at the mouth of the Minnesota River, which became Fort Snelling.

Another minor event, but Pike is an interesting fellow...His name is widely known, but most don’t know he was sent West by the Army because the Army leadership couldn’t stand him.

They sent him out to get rid of him, and I’m sure some hoped he’d meet his end at the hands of the Spanish or the Indians.

1932 - Hijaz and Nejd and other districts were merged to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

We’ll all eventually regret the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire in the '
Peace to End All Peace'...The world was much safer with the Middle East dirt-farmers controlled by the Ottomans.

1942 - Auschwitz began experimental gas executions:  WWII.

WoooHoo!! Another great day for the Hitlerian monsters.

1950 - The U.S. Congress adopted the McCarran Internal Security Act, which became law over President Truman's veto. This act called for the registration of the communist-front and communist-action groups. It also called for the internment of suspected subversives with no trials in a national emergency, presumably in concentration camps which providing for registration of communists. It was later ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sounds logical to me, and completely illogical of the SCOTUS, but what else is new?

If we don't quit “get(ting) stuck on stupid,” we’ll someday swing from the rope of freedom we extend to our enemies.

Maybe sooner than anyone can imagine - American Jihadis.

1952 - Republican vice-presidential candidate Richard Nixon went on television to deliver what came to be known as the 'Checkers speech' as he refuted allegations of improper campaign financing.

Nixon came off much better in this debate than he did eight years later against Kennedy...But then again, he looked like a nervous, sweaty, corpse in the 1960 debate.

1957 - President Eisenhower used troops to integrate Central High School, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Lets play another guessing game: Ike was a Democrat president or a Republican president?...Of course he was a Republican.

1987 - Delaware Senator Joseph Biden withdrew from the Democratic presidential race following questions about his use of borrowed quotations and the portrayal of his academic record.

In other words, 'Slow Joe was a plagiarizing POS!!! Yet he was re-elected to the Senate for 18 years and eventually became Vice President of the United States...This tells you as much about Delaware and the U.S. as it does about Joey.

1991 - U.N. weapons inspectors in Baghdad discovered documents detailing Iraq's secret nuclear weapons program.

They had WMD's then, and they did when we invaded in 2003...Heaven knows where Hussein hid them, or who he gave them too, but anyone who truly thinks they just disappeared is a complete moron.

1997 - The U.S. Senate Finance Committee opened hearings into reports of alleged abuses by the Internal Revenue Service.

No way!! I refuse to believe this was (still is) true.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

September 22 (A Special Double)

1951 - Jackie was born.

In my mind, this is one of the great people of all time, though her deeds and accomplishments are known by few...She is a strong, caring, wonderful woman, and one of my personal heroes.

I'm proud to call her MOM!!

1980 – The Iran-Iraq War began when Iraqi troops seized part of Iran in a border dispute.

This war is also called the First Persian Gulf War, and the Iranians call it the Imposed War...It was a brutal eight-year war, with 1-2 million casualties and no clear-cut victor.

The Persians (Iran) and Mesopotamians (Iraq) have been enemies since the dawn of civilization, have been involved in a 1,300-year religious chasm (Sunni vs. Shiite), and after WWII became Cold War pawns.

I hope you remember Saddam was our ‘ally’ during this time. Sometimes situations dictate that nations have strange-bedfellows, and this was one, with Iraq being the lesser of the two evils...Sort of like having Stalin as an ally against Hitler.

1692 - Two men and seven women were executed for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.

These were the last witches hung in the 'Salem Witch hunts'...One of the victims wasn’t actually hanged. Giles Corey, was pressed to death for standing mute while the others were hung.

1792 – The French Republic was proclaimed.

It didn't last long, and it’s principles were a complete bastardization of the American Revolution and republic.

Needless to say, the French are on their 'Fifth Republic' - in less than 250 years.

1862 - President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, proposing to free all slaves of rebel states as of Jan. 1, 1863.

This is one of the most famous declarations in U.S. history, and I encourage you to read the
Emancipation Proclamation...This is the first of two parts of the proclamation, with the second part being made on January 1, 1863 (it's more famous date).

That said, the Proclamation was more of a political tool, than a declaration of fact.

1. The Confederacy controlled the South, where Lincoln’s order carried no weight, and the Union troops were getting whipped around pretty regularly in the region.

2. Lincoln couldn’t and didn’t free a single slave. The 13th Amendment freed the slaves, and the 14th gave them equal protection (in theory).

The importance of the Emancipation Proclamation is it broadened the scope of the Civil War. Lincoln went to war to ‘save the Union,' but like all wars, the situation on the ground set the stage for new war aims and goals.

1911 - Cy Young won his 511th and final game.

Intelligent baseball fans know this is the one baseball record which will never be broken.

Do the math: 25 wins for 20 years = 500 wins...Even the best modern-day pitchers have a hard time winning 20 games per year, and no one’s going to do it for 20+ years.

The next closest to Young is Walter Johnson with 417 wins - no one else has won 400, and it's likely no one will...In the modern-era, Greg Maddox has the most with 355 wins.

Equally unlikely to be broken is Young's record for losses:  316...In history there have been others within reach of this mark, but it's highly unlikely a modern pitcher would be allowed to have a career long enough to get there.

1943 - Kate Smith's 13-hour radio appeal sold $39 million in war bonds.

Back in the good ol’ days when celebrities loved the U.S.A.

1950 - Omar N. Bradley was promoted to the rank of 5-star general.

'Brad' was the last 'General of the Army.'

Here’s hoping we never have another one, because in order to require such a supremely ranked general it will mean we are in another world war...But I’m quite certain this is nothing but wishful thinking.

1961 - President Kennedy signed the 'Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Offenses Control Act.'

What a joke...Per normal, the government simply created a new bureaucracy requiring a lot of money, which did very little.

Look outside your home and try to tell me I’m wrong...I'm pretty sure you'll see plenty of young punks running around. Even in the most affluent neighborhoods.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

September 21

1949 - The People's Republic of China was proclaimed by its Communist leaders.

The West almost fell off its chair, and the global balance of power took a sudden shift...Luckily for the world, the U.S. was so far ahead of everyone else militarily and economically this shift didn’t completely flip the balance of power.  Plus the two main commie countries (the USSR and  China) have never trusted each other, and probably never will - no matter how much they may currently pretend otherwise.

454 - Aetius, Roman Supreme Army Commander, was murdered on the order of Valentinian III, Emperor of the West.

The Empire was on it’s last legs, yet the emperor thought it prudent to kill his best general.

Aetius is often called the “last of the Romans,” and was the only Roman who ever defeated Attila, which is why Valentinian killed him...He feared Aetius overthrowing him as emperor.

1348 - Jews in Zurich Switzerland were accused of poisoning wells.

The belief was Jews were causing the Bubonic Plague through the water supply...Just another case of the long standing European tradition of: 'If in doubt blame the Jews.'

1529 - Turks under Suleiman I laid siege to Vienna.

The Holy Roman Empire and the Habsburgs have often been reviled by historians, but they played a huge roll in keeping the Muslim Horde out of Central and Western Europe...They were attacked repeatedly by the Ottomans, but Vienna never fell, and the Ottomans never got past Eastern Europe.

1780 – Major General Benedict Arnold gave British Major John Andre the plans to West Point: American Revolutionary War.

Arnold was one of America's first great heroes, as the victor at the Battle of Saratoga - the turning-point of the Revolutionary War.

But he was a traitor, indeed, and had his plan succeeded there is some doubt the Revolution could have sustained itself...West Point held the key to the Hudson River Valley (an incredibly important strategic region), and would have split the Continentals in two.

Somehow Arnold felt he could justify his decision, in a letter to George Washington: "love to my country actuates my present conduct, however it may appear inconsistent to the world, who very seldom judge right of any man's actions."

What a crock of crap...It's too bad he escaped to England and avoided a proper execution at the hands of his former troops.

1893 - The first successful American-made, gasoline-operated motor-car appeared on the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts. It was designed and built by Charles and Frank Duryea.

I bet you thought Henry Ford invented the automobile.

Unfortunately our education system doesn’t bother with details...Ford may have perfected the assembly system to mass produce the automobile, but in no way did he invent the car itself.

1904 - Exiled Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph died of a 'broken heart.'

Give me a break! The 'Noble Savages' were nothing more than the modern-day Phrygians, Hittites, Sumerians, Ancient Egyptians, etc...And I never hear anyone cry for these extinct cultures.

Trust me, all of 'our people' and civilizations will eventually disappear to the trash-heap of history...It is the way of the world, it is natural, and it will be a truth for as long as humans are animals - which will be forever.

1941 - The German Army cut off the Crimean Peninsula from the rest of the Soviet Union: WWII.
The War in the East European Theatre was awesome...The longest fronts, bloodiest battles, massive use of tanks and aircraft, horrific suffering and heroism among the civilian population, and an overall battle of annihilation were just some of the factors in the greatest war in the history of the world.

And I hope you understand when I say 'awesome' and 'greatest,' I’m talking about size, scope and importance.

1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Was that a Democrat or a Republican who put the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court? Of course it was a Republican - Reagan.

That said, she wasn't a very good choice...Unless you are a Liberal, that is.

1992 - President GHW Bush addressed the U.N. General Assembly, offering U.S. support to strengthen international peacekeeping.

Bush was at the end of his presidency, and Bubba used this pledge to lead some of the most inept military missions in U.S. history...Somalia and the Balkans in particular.

Luckily, Somalia is of little consequence, and the Russians were too weak after the fall of the Soviet Union to support their Serbian cousins.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

September 20 (A Triple)

480 B.C. – The Battle of Salamis.

One of the most famous naval battles in history, which more or less ended the Persian Wars between the Greeks and Persia.

The Athenians, who dominated the Delian League, won the battle, and after the battles of Marathon and Salamis felt it was their turn to be the Greek hegemon...Unfortunately for the Athenians, the Spartans had other plans and within 40-years the Peloponnesian War began.

I know most don't know it, but the Athenians had a very small window of dominance in Greece...Most of Classical Greek history is dominated by the Spartans. If you didn't know this it's not your fault the Liberal education establishment doesn't teach history as it actually happened. It will be your fault if you refuse to return to these posts on a daily basis, however.

451 - The Battle of Chalons-sur-Marne: A Roman victory over Attila the Hun.

This battle is also known as the Battle of the Catalaunian Fields, or simply the Battle of Chalons...In modern-day France.

Chalons was the one time the Romans (with the help of the Visigoths) got the best of the 'Scourge of God'...But it was the last win of any note for the once proud Romans - not just against Attila.

The non-stop succession of invasions and battles were catching up with Rome, and this victory did little more than force Attila into Italy...Lucky for Rome, Attila had no way of successfully taking on the great city's walls.  So, instead he ravaged the rest of the Italy.

622 - Mohammad's Hegira.

The 'Prophet' completed his migration from Mecca to Yathrib, a city he renamed to Madinat Al-Nabi ("city of the Prophet") or Al Madinah Al Munawara ("the enlightened city" or "the radiant city")...Most know this city by its short form, Medina, which simply means "city."

1519 - Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan set out from Spain on a voyage to find a western passage to the Spice Islands in Indonesia. He was killed en route, but one of his ships eventually circumnavigated the world.

The captain made it about half way around the globe, dying in the Philippines, and only about 1/10th of his fleet completed the journey.

'Going to the Moon' is dangerous work, and expeditions such as this in the 16th Century were nothing short of shooting for the stars.

1806 - Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark passed the French village of La Charette on their return trip, the first white settlement they saw in more than two years.

Speaking of astronauts of their time. The Lewis and Clark Expedition was America’s first great exploration...And it should have failed, but Jefferson picked the perfect captain in Lewis, who picked the perfect co-captain in Clark.

I highly recommend you read:
Undaunted Courage. Of all Stephen Ambrose’s brilliant books, this is the one I recommend most, even though his specialty is WWII.

1862 - Prussian minister Otto von Bismarck stated Germany needed "Blood and Iron."

Over the next 80+ years the Germans did just as Bismark said: Producing much 'iron' and even more 'blood'...Europe should have known better than to allow the awakening of the Goth in the Germans, and paid dearly for not stomping on them when they had a chance.

1870 - Italian troops took control of the Papal States, leading to the unification of Italy.

The secular power of the Pope had been fading for years, and truth be told this was a good thing for the Catholic Church...It allowed the Church to look inward, and focus on its true path, instead of being a power-hungry, political whore.

1962 - Black student James Meredith was blocked from enrolling at the University of Mississippi by Governor Ross R. Barnett.

Multiple choice question: Was Governor 'Racist' Ross Barnett a Republican or a Democrat?? Of course he was a Democrat.

1963 - In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Kennedy proposed a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition to the moon.

Thankfully the Ruskies declined the offer.

1973 - In the so-called 'Battle of the Sexes,' tennis star Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in straight sets.

What a joke...Riggs was old and decrepit.  But reality wasn't the goal - propaganda was.

1984 - A suicide car bomber attacked the U.S. embassy annex in northern Beirut, killing twelve.

I thought Democrats have been saying the Islamists didn’t start hating the U.S. until George Bush took office? Hmmm!

1990 - Demanding equal time, Iraq asked U.S. TV networks to broadcast a message by President Saddam Hussein in response to President Bush's videotaped address to the Iraqi people.

Saddam knew what a bunch of jokers he was dealing with...Bunch of duplicitous SOB’s.

1996 - President Bill Clinton announced the signing of a bill outlawing homosexual marriages, but said it should not be used as an excuse for discrimination, violence or intimidation against gays and lesbians. (The actual signing came a little after midnight.)

Clinton signed the 'Defense of Marriage Act' (DOMA), making it the law of the land...And he was right in his comment.

But the GLBTTBNPR? crowd continued to fight the fight, and shopped the issue from one Liberal judge to the next, until they got their way with the SCOTUS.

Time will tell how this social experiment turns out.

1998 - After 2,632 consecutive games, Cal Ripken of the Baltimore Orioles sat out a game against the New York Yankees, ending a 16-year run.

Cal is one of my favorite players, but he should have stopped at 2,130 and tied Gehrig...'The Streak' was great because it was Gehrig’s, and Ripken would have stood taller had he stood next to the Iron Horse than he does being on top of him.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

September 19

1777 - The First Battle of Saratoga: American Revolutionary War.

Saratoga was a series of battles, which lasted from September 19 to October 17, and is considered by many to be the great turning point in the Revolutionary War.

It was also one of its most decisive battles. Of British General Burgoyne's 10,000 troops, the Americans killed or captured around 7,600...The American force lost less than 900.

1356 - The Battle of Poitiers: An English army led by the 'Black Prince' defeated King John II of France at the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years War.

This was one of the three great English victories in the 100 Years War, but wasn't enough to finish the French off.

FYI: I hope you know the 100 Year's War wasn't really 100-years, but was 116-years long: 1337-1453.

1737 - In India’s Bay of Bengal a cyclone destroyed 20,000 ships. It was estimated more than 300,000 people died in the densely populated area called the Sundarbans. Later research indicated the population of Calcutta at the time to be around 20,000, and the estimated number of deaths was revised down to about 3,000.

1. That’s a huge revision of the death toll, from 300,000 to about 3,000...Dan Rather must have been reporting the story.

2. From 1737 to today, Calcutta went from being a city of 'around 20,000' people to over 4,500,000...That's truly amazing.

What I really want to know is how did such a massive cyclone occur before the advent of Man-Made Global Warming?  Hmmmmmmm????

1863 - The Battle of Chickamauga began (ended September 20): American Civil War.

Chickamauga was the worst Union defeat in the Western Theatre of the Civil War, and one of the few battles in the war where the Confederates outnumbered the Union force...The Confederates also had superior leadership in this battle, which was normal during this time of the war.

Technically, Bragg and Longstreet were the commanding generals for the Confederates, but it was Nathan Bedford Forrest who stole the show...I highly recommend you
read about this man, who was one of the most brilliant Confederate field commanders, and also the most despised - by both sides.

Thankfully, the Confederates hated him so much they never properly used him against the Union.

1870 - Germans laid siege to Paris, as two Prussian armies began a 135-day siege, which caused the collapse of the French Second Empire:  Franco-Prussian War.

The Prussians were flexing their muscle, and beginning a 75-year pattern of Germans kicking the French around...The still do it by the way.  They just use Euros as their weaponry, instead of bullets and bombs.

1918 - American troops of the Allied North Russia Expeditionary Force clashed with Soviet forces near town of Seltso.

How many of you knew the U.S. sent troops to fight in the Russian Civil War? I’m sure not many...Go here for a short read about the
American Polar Bears.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

September 18

1850 - The U.S. Congress passed the second Fugitive Slave Bill, requiring the return of escaped slaves to their owners.

There were few Northerners willing to follow this law, and the South knew it...As a result the Fugitive Slave Act was simply another road to war.

Unfortunately, there's no way slavery would have ever ended through the law. It had to happen through war, because most of the economy of the South was based on slavery.

So much for the idiots who claim: "War is never the answer"...The reality is war is often the ONLY ANSWER!!!

1851 - The New York Times, founded by Henry Jarvis Raymond, was published for the first time. It was sold for two cents an issue.

There was a time when the 'Old Grey Lady' was the "paper of record," and supplied "all the news that's fit to print"...Unfortunately, those days are long gone, and the Times has become little more than a Leftist-rag.

1914 - General Paul von Hindenburg was named Commander in Chief of the German Armies on the Eastern Front:  WWI.

Hindenburg was a brilliant general, but he is much more famous for dying...As president of the German nation, he was the only one strong enough to keep Hitler from running amok. His death opened the door to Hell for the German people - and the world.

1922 - Adolph Hitler commented regarding the state of Germany after WWI: "It cannot be that two million Germans should have fallen in vain...No, we do not pardon, we demand - VENGEANCE!!"

"Vengeance" is exactly what the world got for disregarding the demonic tones of the 'Austrian corporal'...Sadly, the world continues to disregard such statements from its modern-day madmen.

1947 -The National Security Act was passed: It unified the Army, Navy, and Air Force, and made the U.S. Air Force a separate branch of the military.

WWII showed the flaws of having competing services, and also proved the Air Force needed to be independent of the Army...Unfortunately, the service rivalries haven't ended, but the force structure is much more flexible and effective than it ever could have been before this act.

1996 - The O.J. Simpson civil trial opened in Santa Monica, California.

This event is the biggest farce of my lifetime...I still don't know how it garnered such an enormous media following, or how the 'Juice' got away with murder.

2004 - The U.N. atomic watchdog agency demanded Iran suspend all uranium enrichment activities and set a November timetable for compliance.

U.N. watchdog agency [of any kind]? What a colossal joke.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018



1776 - Along the western coast of North America, a party of 247 Spanish colonists consecrated their newly-founded mission known as San Francisco.

These 247 people would be in absolute horror to see the filth, perversity and degeneracy which has taken over their city.

1787 - The United States Constitution was signed by a majority of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention.

Happy Constitution Day!!!

It's important to remember the three 'battles' which created and sealed our great country.

- The Declaration of Independence was the striking announcement of our intention to liberate from the Brits, and our aspiration to be a 'different' kind of nation.
The Constitution was the rule book for our existence.
The Civil War cemented our union.

All three were necessary to the creation and permanence of the United States of America...All three will either be honored in the present and future or their goals and successes will be lost forever - a reality which is always just one generation away from breaking us all.

1778 - The first treaty between the United States and Indian tribes was signed at Fort Pitt.

Treaties are nice, but they are always temporary...And each one the U.S. signed with the Indians was meant as a means of buying peace, while preparing the next conquest.

Such is the history of the world. Those who don’t believe this are simply ignorant to the brutal reality of history.

1796 - President George Washington delivered his 'Farewell Address' to Congress before concluding his second term in office, setting the stage for the nation's first two-party presidential campaign.

The importance of the 'Indispensable Man' is impossible to put a calculus on.

The Revolution would have likely failed without him and the Republic would never have survived it’s early years without his leadership...Read Washington’s Farewell Address.

1862 - The Battle of Antietam: U.S. Civil War.

The Battle of Antietam was the first major battle in the American Civil War...It is still the bloodiest day in U.S. history.

There were well over 23,000 casualties in the battle, with no clear cut winner, which made it a strategic victory for the Union because it could afford to absorb such huge losses...Unfortunately, that eventual victory was years away.

1902 - U.S. troops were sent to Panama to keep train-lines open over the isthmus as Panamanian nationals struggled for independence from Colombia.

Make no mistake, President Roosevelt didn't do this to help the Panamanians, it was to keep the proposed Canal Project alive - and to make sure the U.S. controlled it...Perfectly good reasons, and one of the many reasons TR is still one of our greatest foreign policy president ever.

1920 - The American Professional Football Association (a precursor of the NFL) was formed in Canton, Ohio.

Baseball is America’s pastime, but football is it’s favorite sport.

1939 - The Soviet Union invaded Poland:  WWII.

The Soviet ‘double-cross’ was on, and Poland was soon swallowed up in the West by Germany and the East by the Ruskies -just like in the Partitions.

The Jews have been the most abused single ethnic group in European history, but there are few other people who’ve suffered as much as the Poles, who had the unfortunate fate of landing between the Russian and German beasts.

Who know’s what Uncle Joe’s intentions were, but helping the Germans bought him space and time...Within two years the Nazi’s were marching through Poland to the Soviet Union and the extra distance and time saved the Soviets.

That said, the entire Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was reason enough for the Allies to turn their backs on the Soviets and let them hammer it out with the Germans from 1941-43, while the U.S. and Brits hit at the 'Soft underbelly of the German Empire.'

1942 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met with Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin in Moscow as the German Army rammed into Stalingrad:  WWII.

Stalin bitched and cried about the lack of an Allied offensive on the continental mainland, but Churchill insisted on the 'underbelly' strategy...And pretty much gave Stalin the middle-finger.

See the 1939 event...The Soviets got what they deserved.

1944 - British airborne troops parachuted into Holland to capture the Arnhem Bridge as part of Operation Market-Garden. The plan called for the airborne troops to be relieved by British troops, but they were left stranded and eventually surrendered to the Germans:  WWII.

Field Marshal Montgomery was a pansy, and this operation bore the fruit of his pathetic nature...It went SOUR.


It's my blog, and as such I determine the greatness of the days and events...On this greatest of days, this is the greatest event to me personally - the most important day of my life.  A life for which I am forever grateful to so many for making a wonderful one.

1978 - After meeting at Camp David, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat signed a framework for a peace treaty.

In an administration of constant bungling, this was Carter’s one and only achievement, which was really set up and brokered by the Nixon/Ford Administration...But we can’t take Jimmy’s only highlight away from him.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

September 16

335 B.C. - Alexander the Great destroyed every building in Thebes, Egypt, except the temples and the house of the poet Pindar.

Alexander did the world a disservice with this event, but the Greeks/Macedonians were semi-barbaric and brutal...Then again, so are many modern people.

It’s terribly unfortunate much of the ancient world has been destroyed or put to flame, because the puzzle we have left of the ancients is tough to piece together, and much of it has been propagandized by the 'winners.'

1620 - The Mayflower set sail from Southampton, England.

There were other people on the North American continent, but this ship carried the first 'Americans.'

It's important to note, the term 'American' describes an attitude and sense of freedom much more than it describes a people or a region...Which is why even people who hate America would like to become 'Americans.'

1630 - The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.

The original Bostonians would be sick to see the insane, God-hating, Liberal pukes who now reside in their once-great village.

1782 - The Great Seal of the United States was used for first time.

The Great Seal tells a great story, and portrays America in it’s full glory, as it is and should always be…Click on the links below to read about the meaning of each item.

Obverse: 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.

Reverse: 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.

Great Seal of the U.S. Homepage.

1893 - More than 100,000 homesteaders rushed to claim shares of a six-million acre strip between Oklahoma and Kansas opened up by the U.S. government.

The 'Boomers' were off to settle a new and better life...The 'Sooners' already had their plots.

1974 - President Ford offered conditional amnesty to Vietnam draft evaders. He said they could come home if they performed up to two years of public service.

1. This offer was far too generous, and they should have either went to jail or not been allowed to come home at all.

2. Carter eliminated the 'two years of public service,' and the Liberal scumbags in the country turned the evaders into celebrities...Hell, one even managed to be elected president:  Bill Clinton.

1997 - Attorney General Janet Reno named Charles La Bella the Justice Department's new lead prosecutor in the campaign fund-raising investigation.

Hahahaha!! I hope you find this as funny as I do...Especially considering Reno's boss was one of the most corrupt 'fund-raisers' ever:  Bill Clinton.

2005 - A 3-day U.N. summit, billed as the largest gathering of world leaders in history, ended and achieved far less than Secretary-General Kofi Annan had hoped.

What a joke! I would have assumed nothing of worth would have gotten done. The fact they got less than hoped for must mean they didn't even get started.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

September 15

1940 - During the Battle of Britain, the tide turned when the Luftwaffe sustained heavy losses inflicted by the Royal Air Force:  WWII.

It's hard to believe Hitler didn't fire the ‘Fat Field Marshal’ for this disaster - or follow the normal Nazi practice of killing him...Thankfully, Hitler not only let him live, but Goering continued in his position as C-in-C of the Luftwaffe through the end of the war.

Of all Hitler’s Henchmen none were quite as pathetic and incompetent as Goering, who had a large role in Germany’s three worst debacles of the war: The Dunkirk Escape, the Battle of Britain and the Battle of Stalingrad...Goering was given the honor of staring in all three, and in each case he failed epically.

1916 - Military tanks were first sent into action as part of the Allied offensive at the Battle of the Somme:  WWI.

Trench warfare was the routine method of battle in WWI, but the advent and use of tanks and planes put an end to this useless tactic in all future wars.

1917 - Russia was proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky, head of the provisional government.

Who knows how Russian history would have been if the Mensheviks kept the Bolsheviks out of power...It would have likely been a different kind of Communism, but the end result likely would have been similar: The destruction of the human spirit.

1935 - The Nuremberg Laws deprived German Jews of their citizenship and made the swastika the official symbol of Nazi Germany.

Less than two years in charge and Hitler was already following through with his promises...Had the rest of the world taken him serious from the start, they could have averted disaster.

Instead the rest of the world shoved their heads further up their asses, and hoped for the best.

1937 - British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain flew to Germany to discuss the future of Czechoslovakia with Adolf Hitler.

Chamberlain was the #1 'head shover,' but at least he was about to provide “peace in our time"...Great.

1942 - Armies of Nazi Germany began their siege of the Russian city of Stalingrad:  WWII.

Speaking of Stalingrad (see above)...Open fighting ended in the battle, and the Germans were on the siege offensive from here till the Soviet breakout.

This is where Goering came into play. He promised Hitler he’d be able to supply the German troops from the sky, since there was no way the Wehrmacht could keep such an impossible logistics train...Goering was wrong, again, and instead of becoming a great victory, Stalingrad became a kessel (cauldron) for Field Marshall von Paulus and his 800,000 man 6th Army.

1994 - In a terse ultimatum from the Oval Office, President Bill Clinton told Haiti's military leaders: "Your time is up. Leave now or we will force you from power."

Check out Bubba threatening that great power - Haiti.

Question: How did Haiti threaten the U.S.? This is the question Liberals ask when Republican presidents use the military.

Oh, I forgot: Military operations with (D) behind them = Good...Military operations with (R) behind them = Bad.

1995 - The U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women approved a wide-ranging platform on women's rights, including the promotion of inheritance rights and the condemnation of wartime rape.

Wow! The U.N. had the brilliance to 'condemn' wartime rape....Such genius coming out of the ‘Circle Jerk Group’ is truly awe-inspiring.

So, what have they been doing to actually protect women since this time? Nada!!

1997 - Vice President Al Gore and Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman reported over 30 million Americans (1 in 7) were suffering from hunger.

What a crock of crap.

Look around you. Look anywhere in this country...There are surely some people who are ‘hungry,’ but there is no way it is anywhere near 14% of Americans. This was just a boldfaced lie.

It’s even more laughable when you combine this 'report' with those coming out stating over 20% of the population is ‘obese'...Bunch of jokers. If they ever lose their jobs, they should go looking for work at the U.N. where they love this kind of garbage.

2005 - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran is willing to provide nuclear technology to other Muslim states. Hours later, European nations renewed an offer of economic incentives if the Mideast nation would halt its uranium enrichment.

Let me get this straight, Iran acts poorly and the West offers to give it money? Sadly, that sounds about right.

2005 - North Korea said it wouldn't give up its nuclear weapons without receiving a reactor for generating power, stalling six-nation talks on Pyongyang's atomic programs.

It works for Iran, so why shouldn't North Korea give it a shot as well?

And now they are testing hydrogen bombs and ICBMs...Nice!!

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

September 14

1829 - The Peace of Adrianople: Ended the Russo-Turkish War.

The Ottoman Empire was on its death-bed and was forced to give much to the Russians.  Including:  access to the mouth of the Danube and additional territory on the Black Sea, opened the Dardanelles to all commercial vessels, granted autonomy to Serbia, promised autonomy for Greece, and allowed Russia to occupy Moldavia and Walachia until Turkey paid a large indemnity.

Needless to say, the Ottomans were falling apart, and the Russian Empire was growing in every direction...And the rest of Europe was getting very nervous about both facts.

1812 - Napoleon’s invasion of Russia reached its climax when the Grande Armee entered Moscow.

Napoleon thought he had a great victory, but entered the city only to find the enemy capital deserted and burning - set afire by the few Russians who remained...It burned until September 19 and much of it was destroyed.

The Russians went into a slash and burn defensive mode, and planned on forcing Napoleon to spend the winter in Russia, without food, winter clothing or shelter - and to the ravages of disease...Which were the eventual reasons for the Grande Armee’s downfall.

Napoleon's invasion was just one of many instances of Russian 'strategic depth' and willingness to suffer...Two of the many reasons such a backward nation has been able to keep its independence from its much more prosperous and advanced Western peer-powers.

1901 - President McKinley died in Buffalo, New York, of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him as President.

It's a terrible event anytime a president is assassinated...Luckily, the U.S. had the right man, in the right place, at the right time in Teddy Roosevelt.

1930 - The National Socialist (Nazi) Party won a stunning election triumph, becoming the second largest party in the Reichstag (parliament).

Again, it’s important to note the Nazi’s were elected to power...Sure they used force during these elections (as did every party involved), but for the most part they were put in power by the German people.

1940 - Congress passed the Selective Service Act, providing for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history.

Yet FDR had no intent of the U.S. entering WWII, or knowledge of a pending attack...Uh, huh!

1950 - On the heels of the landing at Inchon, the U.S. Eight Army and South Korean allies broke out of the Pusan Perimeter:  Korean War.

Inchon was General MacArthur’s masterpiece - his most brilliant tactical battle...There were few in the military who thought he could pull off the landing, and President Truman only gave him the go because he was afraid of the public relations nightmare of taking the general on.

MacArthur was one of the most brilliant military minds in American history, and is one of my five favorite American characters to read about, but it’s too bad he made the mistake of challenging Truman at every step in the Korean War...It was a mistake which cost him his job - deservedly.

1959 - The Soviet space probe 'Luna Two' became the first man-made object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar surface.

The Soviets were the first to successfully launch a rocket at the Moon, but never put a human there.

1960 - Representatives of oil-producing countries finished a meeting in Baghdad which led to the formation of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Congratulations to them...They will only dominate the market as long as U.S. politicians (pushed by insane EnvironMentalists) and Russian incompetence allow them to.

1983 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted, 416-0, in favor of a resolution condemning the Soviet Union for shooting down a Korean jetliner on Sept. 1, calling it a "cold-blooded, barbarous attack."

Whoa, whoa, whoa!! I can’t believe there wasn’t at least one Democrat to vote against this resolution...There were no Rep. Barbara Lee’s around???

1986 - President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, appeared together on radio and television to appeal for a ''national crusade'' against drug abuse.

If we really wanted to stop 'drug abuse' we’d shut the damn southern border.

But then again that would be an answer to other 'if we really wanted to stop it' issues...You know, things like Illegal Immigration, terrorism, destruction of our health care and education systems, etc.

Unfortunately, we’ve never gotten completely serious about any of these problems.

1998 - President Bill Clinton, struggling to regain his footing from the Monica Lewinsky scandal, pledged during a speech in New York to work with America's allies to deal with the "biggest financial challenge facing the world in a half-century."

Re-read that, and skip the BlewClinsky BS.

Bill was talking about the upcoming financial problem...The one which lead to the 2000 and 2008 recessions. The same ones he and his cronies blame on Bush, even though they knew it was coming long before Bush was elected.

Bunch of duplicitous SOB's.

2005 - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan appealed to world leaders marking the 60th anniversary of the United Nations to help restore confidence in the world body. He also said that U.N. members had failed to achieve the profound reform the global organization needed on its 60th anniversary.

Hard to restore confidence in what has always been a failed group...The sooner this entity joins the League of Nations in the dustbin of history the better.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September 13

1759 – The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, Quebec.

This battle was a prelude to the end of the French and Indians Wars (Seven Years War in Europe), and a decisive one which led to the final route of the French...The result of the battle/war was British supremacy in Canada, and the temporary elimination of the French from most of North America - a fact which saved England's American colonists from the constant fear of French attacks.

A fact which empowered the American colonists to look forward to a day when they would no longer need their English overlords to protect them.

1788 - The Confederate Congress authorized the first national election, and declared New York City the temporary national capital.

The young nation was emerging and setting itself on a course of excellence...Thankfully, New York was only a temporary home for our national seat of government.

1971 - The four-day revolt at the maximum-security prison in Attica, New York, ended when state police and National Guardsmen stormed the facility. Forty-two people died.

This would have been a perfect place and time for an cluster-bomb test.

1994 - The 'Violence Against Women Act' became law.

I’m all for protecting women, and think any woman abused by a man should have the right to shoot them in the head (both)...The same should apply for men abused by women.

That said, it’s interesting to note every item in the ‘new law’ was already on the books of every state in the nation...The key is to prosecute the laws in existence, not to create new one’s for the sake of scoring political points with a specific voting bloc.

This ‘new law’ did nothing but federalize another crime and increase the bureaucracy of the Federal leviathan…Which seems to be it’s main reason for existing.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

September 12

490 B.C. (Exact date is unknown, but it is assumed to be sometime between September 10-12) - The Battle of Marathon.  Athenian and Plataean hoplites commanded by General Miltiades drove back a Persian invasion force under General Datis.

Marathon is one of the most famous battles in history, and one which could have changed history had the Persians won...Instead the Athenians won, keeping the Greeks free from Persian rule, and reaping the glory of defeating the great empire.

The Athenians had approximately 10,000 troops, to the Persians 20,000+...Amazingly, the Athenians lost less than 200 troops, compared to over 6,000 for the Persians.

It must be noted, the Spartans missed out on the battle because they were too slow to understand the dire straits the Greeks were in. This lack of effort to show up in time for the battle was a terribly humiliating fact for the Spartans, and a rare case where the Athenians claimed hegemony in the Greek world...A fact which lead to the Pelopponesian War between Athens and Sparta - where the Spartans reclaimed their traditional role.

1814 - A British fleet under Sir Alexander Cochrane began the bombardment of Fort McHenry, the last American defense before Baltimore. As the sun rose the next day, Lawyer Francis Scott Key was amazed to see the American Flag still flying over the battered fort. This experience inspired Key to write the lyrics to 'The Star-Spangled Banner,' which he adapted to the tune of a well-known British drinking song:  War of 1812.

The Brits weren't necessarily trying to reclaim their former colonies, but they did want to let them know they were still under their thumb...The new nation wasn’t about to allow it to happen, though.

Because of this fact 'The Star-Spangled Banner' is a brilliant song, and one we can easily sing with passion and pride.

1918 - U.S. forces, led by General John J. Pershing, launched an attack on the German-occupied St. Mihiel salient north of Verdun, France:  WWI.

This was the first American battle in World War I, and they showed well..It wasn't long before the Axis surrendered, but had the Americans been in the war in 1914 it would have never lasted this long.

1919 - Adolf Hitler joined the German Worker’s Party.

Soon to become the National Socialist German Workers Party...Better known as the Nazi Party.

Oh, did you catch that 'socialist' thingy?

1938 - Adolf Hitler demanded self-determination for the Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia.

Hitler was looking for a fight and used this issue to get one...Instead the French and Brits simply handed him the Sudetenland.

Der Fuhrer was disappointed and disgusted to have this event end in peace, yet elated to see the pansies in the West show their true color: YELLOW!!

1943 - German paratroopers rescued Benito Mussolini from the hotel where he was being held by the Italian government:  WWII.

The Italians had to wait another year-and-a-half to hang Il Duce from a lamp-post.

1944 - U.S. Army troops entered Germany for the first time in World War II.

The route was on, and the only question left was who would get to Berlin first, the U.S. or the Soviets...Sadly it was the Ruskies.

1983 - The Soviet Union vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution deploring the shooting down of a Korean jetliner by a Soviet jet fighter on Sept. 1.

You didn’t read that wrong. The Soviets vetoed the plan to denounce themselves...Such is the ridiculousness of the United Nations.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

September 11

2001 - The worst terrorist attack in American history occurred. Two planes crashed into New York City's World Trade Center, collapsing the Twin Towers. One plane crashed into the Pentagon. A fourth airliner crashed in a field in southwest Pennsylvania.

This was by far the worst day of my adult life. It haunts me to this day.

After the fall of the Soviet Union, the U.S. assumed it was safe, but it's foolish to ever assume such a thing...There is always another enemy, and as long as the U.S. is the world's hegemon there will always be others looking to knock us off our platform.


1297 – The Battle of Stirling Bridge.

The Scots, under William Wallace, amazingly, defeated the English invaders, who had a 5,000 to 15,000 man advantage...The Scots fought well, and kept their independence for a long time, but there was no way they could hold back the oncoming power of the English forever.

1709 – The Battle of Malplaquet: War of Spanish Succession.

Just another in the never-ending dynastic battles on the Continent, but it's worth mentioning because it was the bloodiest battle of the 18th Century - in Europe...A pretty big feat.

1777 - The Battle of Brandywine.  Troops commanded by General George Washington were crushed by the British under General Sir William Howe:  American Revolutionary War.

Brandywine was a terrible loss for the Revolutionaries, and allowed the Brits to capture Philadelphia...This caused the Continental Congress to flee Philly, and was the best opportunity the Brits had to end the revolution, but the American ring-leaders escaped and the war went on.

1814 - The Battle of Lake Champlain. The American Navy defeated the British:  War of 1812.

This battle is also known as the Battle of Plattsburgh, and was an extremely important battle in the history of the young nation.

At the time of the battle, the war was all but over and the Treaty of Ghent was being prepared to end the war...The importance of the battle is it ended any hopes the Brits had of gaining concessions from the U.S., and put the Americans in a even stronger position to negotiate from.

1857 - The Mountain Meadows Massacre: John D. Lee, angered over President Buchanan's order to remove Brigham Young from governorship of the Utah Territory, incited a band of Mormons and Indians to massacre a California-bound wagon train of 135.

At this time Utah wasn’t formally part of the U.S., and didn’t really want anything to do with the U.S...There are many possible reasons why Lee led this massacre, but the event did more to end Utah’s independence than any other.

It wasn't long before the U.S. government looked at Utah as a threat, instead of bizarre neighbors, and increased it’s military presence in the surrounding regions...The last thing Utah wanted.

1940 - Hitler ordered Operation Sealion - the invasion of Britain:  WWII.

Lucky for the world, Sealion never materialized - because the Battle of Britain failed so miserably for the Germans.

England has successfully resisted invasion of it’s homeland since 1066, but if any nation ever had the power to successfully invade it would have been this group of Germans.

It's impossible to imagine what would have happened if the Krauts successfully invaded England, because at this time there was no other nation standing up to the Nazi madmen...Needless to say, the failure of Operation Sealion to materialize is one of the turning-points of the war - and Western Civilization.

1941 - After German U-boats attacked three U.S. ships, President Franklin Roosevelt warned German and Italian warships away from American waters and ordered the U.S. Navy to shoot on sight:  WWII.

FDR should have entered the war in 1939...But it was only three months till his hand was forced.

Thankfully, the Brits were able to continue holding out in Europe.

1985 - Pete Rose cracked career hit number 4,192, eclipsing the record held by Ty Cobb.

I’m not a Pete Rose apologist and ’Charlie Hustle’ may be a degenerate gambler, but he sure could play ball...If the 'Roid Monsters' of the 1990’s make it in the Hall of Fame, Pete sure as Hell should, too.

So should Joe Jackson, by the way.

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Sunday, September 09, 2018

September 10

1823 - Simon Bolivar, leader in the wars for independence against Spain in Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, was named President of Peru, with dictatorial powers.

Bolivar was the great leader of the South American independence movement, and took his ‘natural place' as the new overlord of the region.

I hope you understand the importance of what I just said...Compare it to that of the American Revolution.

George Washington could have easily set himself up as King of the United States (and many were surprised he didn’t), but instead this great man chose to set the new nation on a greater path...Bolivar wasn't out of the norm - Washington was.

1349 - Jews who survived a massacre in Constance, Germany were burned to death.

'If at first you don't succeed...'

I bet you thought the Holocaust started with Nazi Germany.

1547 - The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, Edinburgh: The Scots were defeated by the English, in a battle sparked by English demands that Edward VI, aged 10, should marry Mary Queen of Scots, aged 5.

Nice...Who in their right mind would force two children to marry?? Or go to war, when it didn’t happen?

1813 – The Battle of Lake Erie: War of 1812.

After defeating the British in this War of 1812 naval battle, Commodore Oliver H. Perry sent the famous message, "We have met the enemy, and they are ours."

Also of note, this was the first defeat for a modern British naval squadron.

1861 – The Battle of Carnifex Ferry, Virginia: U.S. Civil War.

The Confederates were forced to fall back in this battle, which was important because the ‘Virginians’ of this area were against seceding from the Union...And these ‘Virginians’ soon became the new state of West Virginia.

1913 - The Lincoln Highway opened, becoming the first paved coast-to-coast highway in the United States. It is now known as U.S. 30.

The beginning of the interstate highway system.

1914 - The Battle of the Marne ended: WWI.

The German offensive was stopped, and it took three more years before either side in the West saw an open battlefield again...Trench warfare became the mode of battle, and resulted in mass slaughter from the air, artillery and disease.

1919 - New York City welcomed home General John J. Pershing and 25,000 soldiers who'd served in the U.S. First Division during World War I.

Back in the day, when the military was universally looked at as ‘good guys’...Instead of the current situation Liberals have created - of hating the military.

1919 - The Treaty of Saint-Germain was signed by the victorious Allied powers and Austria. Parts of pre-war German Austria were ceded to Italy and Czechoslovakia, and Austria was forbidden to unite with Germany.

This treaty was one of the many seeds of WWII...Hitler used it as an excuse to claim much of Czechoslovakia, and as a means of recovering German and Austrian lands.

He completely ignored the 'forbidden' part of uniting Austria and Germany...As an Austrian himself, how could he not?

1952 - West Germany offered Israel $540 million in compensation for Nazi atrocities.

Lets do the math, again: $540,000,000 for 9,000,000 dead Jews = $60 per dead Jew...Even by 1950's money standards that seems a little low.

1979 - Four Puerto Rican nationalists imprisoned for a 1954 attack on the U.S. House of Representatives and a 1950 attempt on the life of President Truman were granted clemency by President Carter.

1. Why weren’t they executed?

2. What in the Hell did Carter let them out for?

1993 - First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton lashed out at what she called "stand pat, negative, nay-saying" opponents of health reform in an address to state legislators.

Americans didn't want to hear Hillary's scheme. What we had wasn't perfect; what she wanted was even worse...Even worse than hers is ObamaCare - a system which has done nothing but confuse the issue.

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Saturday, September 08, 2018

September 9

1776 - The U.S. was born when the Continental Congress changed the name of the nation from the United Colonies to the United States.

This change may seem small, but the change in terminology was a big step signifying a break from England...A colony is a territory controlled by a state. A state is an independent, sovereign entity.

1940 - The 'Two Ocean Navy Act' passed, authorizing 210 ships, including 12 aircraft carriers and 7 battleships:  WWII.

Yet FDR was keeping us out of the war, and “had no knowledge of an impending attack”...Ok.

1942 - A Japanese plane dropped incendiary bombs on Oregon:  WWII.

FYI: Like the U.S. and Germany, the Japanese were working on atomic, biological and chemical weapons...Those who cry about the use of the Atom Bombs in Japan must realize the Japanese would have had no concerns about doing the same to us.

1948 - The People's Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) was created.

Congratulations! Satan must have been overwhelmed with joy to see the creation of another Hell State.

Incredibly, this putrid little state has outlasted all it's brethren.

1957 - President Eisenhower signed the first civil rights bill Congress passed since Reconstruction.

That was a Republican president, right?

1963 - Alabama Governor George Wallace was served a federal injunction when he ordered state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools.

That was a Democrat governor, right?

1976 - Chinese leader Mao Zedong died in Beijing at age 82.

WooooHoooo!!! It’s always good to see the world’s
deka-megamurderers kick the bucket.

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Friday, September 07, 2018

September 8

1380 – The Battle of Kulikovo.

Also called the Battle of the Snipes Field.

According to Russian legend, the Russians defeat the Tatars in this battle, even though they were outnumbered 150,000 to 300,000 troops...The real numbers are probably closer to 80,000 to 125,000, but there is no doubt the Russians were greatly outnumbered.

The importance of the battle is it marks the beginning of the end of Mongol (Tatar) control of Russia.

1664 - The settlement of New Amsterdam was seized from Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant by the English.

This area shortly change its name to one we all know: New York - after falling from Dutch to English control.

But make no mistake, New York has kept many of the characteristics of a Dutch town. Some good, some bad.

1847 – The Battle of Molino del Rey: Mexican-American War.

General Winfield Scott defeated the Mexican army in one of the bloodiest battles of the war.

1892 - The original 'Pledge of Allegiance' was written on this date.

The history of 'The Pledge' is an interesting one...Go here to read a
Short History of The Pledge .

1926 - The League of Nations assembly voted unanimously to admit Germany as a member.

How nice...Hitler ripped Germany out of The League soon enough, though.

1935 - Louisiana Senator Huey P. Long was shot by Dr. Carl Austin Weiss Jr., while attending a session of the state House of Representatives in Baton Rouge; he died two days later.

The 'Kingfish' was an incredibly powerful Democrat senator, and a legitimate threat to FDR...Hmmmmm. Take that how you will.

1939 - President Franklin Roosevelt declared a "limited national emergency" due to war in Europe:  WWII.

94% of Americans wanted to stay out of the war - something to keep in mind in all of our current foreign policy problems.

Sadly, FDR was a politician, not a statesman. He knew the U.S. had to get in the war (and would eventually be dragged in), but didn’t have the testicular fortitude to do what had to be done at the expense of pissing off the electorate.

So, while the Nazi’s ran amok in Europe for two years, America watched from the sidelines as millions died...Oh, and at the same time the Japanese trashed China and grew stronger.

1941 - The entire Jewish community of Meretsch, Lithuania, was exterminated:  WWII.

WooHoo! Another big day for the ‘master race’...Psychos.

1943 - General Eisenhower announced the unconditional surrender of Italy:  WWII.

Italy the nation surrendered, but Italy the territory still had to be fought for...The Germans had no intention of giving it up without a fight.

1944 - Russian troops reached Bulgaria, and Bulgaria promptly declared war on Germany:  WWII.

Bulgaria’s nothing more than the eastern version of the Italians...Which is barely better than being French.

1945 - Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during most of World War II, attempted suicide rather than face a war crimes tribunal.

He failed...And justice was served when the hangman got him on December 23, 1948.

1968 - Saundra Williams won the first Miss Black America pageant.

Imagine if there was a Miss 'White' America pageant...All Hell would break loose in Race-Baiterville, USA.

1974 - President Ford granted Richard Nixon an unconditional pardon for all federal crimes he may have committed while in office.

Stinking Nixon!!! He had the opportunity, ability and public support to be one of our better presidents...Instead he was paranoid, sent the nation into a period of confusion, and crushed the Republican Party.

If nothing else, we should never forgive him for bringing Jimmy Carter to the presidency.

1998 - Mark McGwire's 62nd home run broke Roger Maris' record of 61 homers set in 1961.

'Big Mac' (also known as 'Roids Mac') is a disgrace, and should come out and admit he ‘juiced.’

He should also request that Maris’s record be reinstated...Ooops. Another ‘roid monster’ (Bonds) topped 'Big Roids' record.

Here’s hoping none of them get in the Hall of Fame.

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Thursday, September 06, 2018

September 7

1901 - The Boxer Rebellion, an attempt in China to drive out all foreigners, ended with the signing of the Peking Protocol.

China agreed to pay an indemnity to the European powers, lower tariffs on imports, and accept a strengthening of European protection of its representatives and interests...In other words, the Chinese agreed to continue taking it in the shorts from the European powers and Japan.
I have no doubt there will be a period of payback in the future.

1502 - Amerigo Vespucci returned from the New World to Lisbon, Portugal.

I love the name America, but it’s a shame Columbus wasn’t properly recognized.

By the way, the New World was originally named ‘Americus' until the map-makers decided to follow Europe’s lead and gave the new land a female name.

1714 - The Treaty of Baden was signed between the Holy Roman Empire and France, ending the War of Spanish Succession.

Like many European treaties, this one did little more than set the board for the next war...It did a little more than others, though, because it gave Alsace to France. A territory which the French and Germans fought over till the end of World War II.

As usual, the only real winner in this scrap was Great Britain.

1812 - The Battle at Borodino.

Napoleon showed his brilliance, but Borodino was a battle he couldn’t afford to fight, even though he won...It was a Phyrric victory which cost him in the end, and hastened his retreat from Russian.

1813 - The earliest known printed reference to the United States by the nickname 'Uncle Sam' occurred in the Troy Post.

Unfortunately, too many Americans actually think of the U.S. as their family...But not as an uncle - as their mommy and daddy.

1888 - An incubator was used for the first time on a premature infant when Edith Eleanor McLean became the first baby to be placed in an incubator. She weighed 2 pounds, 7 ounces.

This is a fantastic use of medical technology, and it’s impossible to count how many lives have been saved by such devices.

1940 - Nazi Germany began its initial 'blitz' on London:  WWII.

The Blitz was a strategic bombing campaign against London, as part of the overall Battle of Britain...It lasted in earnest for 57 continuous nights, but continued in part through 1945.

1977 - The Panama Canal Treaty and Neutrality Act, calling for the U.S. to eventually turn over control of the waterway to Panama, was signed.

Thanks a lot President Carter...The world was much safer with the U.S. controlling the Canal, rather than China. Which is where it is headed.

1979 - The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) made its cable TV debut.

At the time, this was Heaven on Earth for sports-freaks like myself...Unfortunately, it's become much less entertaining as time goes on.

1993 - Dr. Joycelyn Elders was confirmed by the Senate as U.S. Surgeon General.

HOW IN THE HELL DID WE HAVE A U.S. SURGEON GENERAL WHO WAS FRIENDLY TOWARD PEDOPHILIA? This is repulsive, but perfectly in line with the degeneracy of the Clinton Administration.

Don’t believe me? Go see for yourself:
Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex. (Foreword by Dr. Joycelyn Elders).

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

September 6 (A Triple)

394 - Battle of the River Frigidus.

Theodosius was the emperor of the eastern portion of the Roman Empire, and in this battle he defeated Eugenius, emperor of the western portion...As a result, Theodosius re-united the entire Roman Empire. He was the last to do so, and the empire split for good shortly after his reign.

Another important result of this battle was Theodosius was a Christian and Eugenius a pagan. Eugenius's defeat is seen as a final victory in the empire for Christianity over paganism.

1522 - One of the five ships which set out on Ferdinand Magellan's trip around the world made it back to Spain. Only 15 of the original 265 men who began the trip survived.  Magellan was killed by natives in the Philippines.

Magellan was one of the ‘astronauts’ of his time. Too bad he didn’t finish the trip, like the other 95% of his crew...As captain of the fleet, though, Magellan receives credit for circumnavigating the globe, but it was really his lieutenant, Juan Sebastian Del Cano, who captained the final leg of the journey.

1566 - Suleiman 'the Lawgiver (also called 'the Magnificent') died.

Suleiman was a 'magnificent' ruler and the Ottoman Empire reached its greatest strength and size during his reign: Stretching from Vienna to Yemen and Aden, from Persia to Oran, and his navy dominated the Mediterranean Sea, which put him within arms reach of much of Europe, Asia and North Africa.

Here’s what Suleiman had to say about himself: “I, who am Sultan of the Sultans of East and West, fortunate lord of the domains of the Romans, Persians, and Arabs, Hero of creation, Neriman of the earth and time, Padishah and Sultan of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, of the extolled Kaaba and Medina the illustrious and Jerusalem of the noble, of the throne of Egypt and the province of Yemen, Aden, and San'a, of Baghdad and Basra and Lhasa and Ctesiphon, of the lands of Algiers and Azerbaijan, of the region of the Kipshaks and the lands of the Tartars, of Kurdistan and Luristan and all Rumelia, Anatolia and Karaman, of Wallachia and Moldavia and Hungary and many kingdoms and lands besides; the Sultan Suleyman Khan, son of the Sultan Selim Khan.”

That's fantastic!!  Needless to say, Suleiman thought very highly of himself; something which was as much a reality as a figment of his imagination.

Note:  You may have noticed he claimed to rule the "domains of the Romans"...This is true, but it wasn't Rome he was talking about; it was Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine portion of the Roman Empire.

1776 - The first submarine attack occurred when an American sub attacked the British warship Eagle in New York harbor:  American Revolutionary War.

Calling this vessel a 'submarine' is a stretch, but it was a submersible boat...More like a can in the water than a modern sub, though.

1901 - President William McKinley was shot while attending a reception at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, by anarchist Leon Czolgosz.

McKinley died eight days later, becoming the third American President to be assassinated.

The death of a president is a terrible event for the nation to recover from, but the U.S. was lucky to have a worthy successor in the person of Vice President Theodore Roosevelt....Looking back, this is easy to identify but at the time many were horrified by the reality of the 'roughneck Roosevelt' becoming president.

Luckily, the U.S. has almost always been blessed with the 'right man at the right time,' and a better leader could not have been asked for, because Roosevelt proved to be one of the greatest presidents in American history...The most conservative Liberal president ever, and the most liberal Conservative president ever.

I hope you understand what I mean by this, and the differentiation between the capital and lower case C/c and L/l.

1941 - Jews six years of age and older were ordered to wear yellow Stars of David in Nazi-occupied areas:  WWII.

Making it easier to identify them prior to processing and extermination.

1943 - The United States asked the Chinese Nationalists to join with the Communists to present a common front against the Japanese:  WWII.

This would have been nice, but in reality the only 'common front' they established was the one between each other.

1953 - Operation Big Switch: The last American and Korean prisoners were exchanged - the final official act of the Korean War.

The last American reached 'Freedom Village,' and the Korean War came to an unofficial end.

This war was the first America didn’t win, but we didn’t lose either. Ties are disgraceful to many Americans, but the millions of South Koreans who have lived in relative peace and freedom for the past 50-years are proof that ties are better than losses.

I highly recommend you read this excerpt from
Chicken Soup for the Veteran’s Soul: Freedom Village”.

1995 - Baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr., broke Lou Gehrig's iron man record by playing in his 2,131st straight game.

I love Cal, and he was one of my favorite players when I was a boy...That said, had I been Cal I would have tied the record, not broken it.

The beauty of the record isn’t the number of games played. The beauty of the record is it was Lou Gehrig’s record, and I would have wanted my name right next to the ‘Iron Horse’, not on top of it...But that’s just me.

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