THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Thursday, December 08, 2016

December 9

1998 - It was reported scientists in Japan cloned several calves from an adult cow; the third mammal duplicated after mice and sheep.

Unit 731 is alive and well in Japan...Lets never forget the Japanese had their own Mengelian psychos conducting every bit as inhumane human science projects as their Nazi counterparts.

For those unfamiliar with Unit 731, check out the Japanese Biological Unit.

1940 - British troops opened their first major offensive in North Africa:  WWII.

It was against the Italians, not the Germans, but was a good training ground for the battles they had to fight in the sand for the next three years.

1994 - President Clinton fired Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders after learning she told a conference that masturbation should be discussed in school as a part of human sexuality.

He fired her not for her plan, but because the media found it out before she implemented her scheme.

Rule #1 for Leftist nutjobs: Do not get caught!!!

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

December 8 (A Double)

1941 - The day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Congress granted President Roosevelt a declaration of war against Japan:  WWII.

Historians often speak of Stalingrad, Midway or El Alamein as the ‘turning-points in WWII,’ but the real turning-point was the day the U.S. entered the war...From this day on, the Germans and Japanese ceased to control their own destiny, which is why it's a shame we waited so long.
 

1991 - Russia, Byelorussia and Ukraine declared the Soviet national government dead, forging a new alliance to be known as the Commonwealth of Independent States. Boris Yeltsin, Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk, and Belarus President Stanislav Shuskevich met in a hunting lodge to proclaim the Soviet Union null and void and to form a loose Commonwealth of Independent States.

WOW!!!! The fall of the USSR...The CIS wasn’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but it was infinitely better than the Soviet Hell State.

1854 - Pope Pius IX defined the dogma of the 'Immaculate Conception' in his apostolic letter, 'Ineffabilis Deus.' It asserted that by a singular privilege and grace granted by God, Mary was freed from original sin "in the first instant of conception."

Next.


1907 - Christmas Seals were sold for the first time to raise funds to fight tuberculosis. Today, Christmas Seal donations are primarily used in the fight against birth defects.

I can already see the ACLU(seless) claiming this organization has no right raising money to help children in the name of Christmas...Sick bastards.


1932 - Japan told the League of Nations it had no control over its designs in China.

And they were absolutely correct...Much as the United Nations has no control over current international politics, or itself.


1941 - Japanese troops occupied Shanghai, landed on Guam and in Malaya, invaded Siam, attacked Hong Kong, and Japanese destroyers attacked Wake Island:  WWII.

A big day for the ‘Empire of the Sun’...I hope they enjoyed it while it lasted.


1948 - Jordan annexed Arabic Palestine; the old city of East Jerusalem came under Jordanian control until 1968. Transjordan was given to a client Arab family, the Hashemites (led by King Hussein’s grandfather), and was run out of Mecca by the Saudis.

So, the next time you hear anyone speak of the Palestinians as a ‘people without a homeland,’ tell them they are absolutely correct. And the Palestinians have their Arab brothers to blame for it.

Israel shouldn't give up any land for the creation of a Palestinian state. Jordan (or Saudi Arabia, or Egypt, or...) should simply allow the Palestinians to enter their country or give up some of their land for the creation of an independent Palestinian state...Of course that won't happen, and they'll just keep blaming Israel.


1987 - The 'Intifada' (Arabic for uprising) by Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied territories began.

And it hasn’t ended...In fact it has spread, and will continue to get worse.

At this point in history this is no where near as important as the other two events (1941 and 1991), but it's my opinion this will eventually lead to the same significance, because of its influence on the rest of the Muslim world. Particularly the Global Jihadist fools...I hope I am wrong.


1987 - President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the INF Treaty, which provided for the dismantling of all U.S. and Soviet missiles with ranges of 300 to 3400 miles.

I’m sure neither party upheld their end in this deal...And they shouldn’t have.


1993 - President Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, which went into effect at the start of 1994.

As much as I can’t stand the Democrats, I wish they had won on this issue...The Republicans made a huge mistake in opening the borders to the 'Goths on Wheels,' and we will be paying for it for years to come.

The significance of this event is much like the 'Intifada,' because of the terrible long-term effects which will develop out of it in the future...Once again, I hope I am wrong.


1997 - At the U.N. conference on Global Warming in Kyoto, Japan, U.S. Vice President Al Gore signaled a willingness on the part of the U.S. to compromise and perhaps raise the amount of greenhouse gases it is willing to cut.

During the Clinton administration, the U.S. Senate (controlled by Democrats) refused to support the Kyoto Protocols, and President Bush absolutely refused to take part in such madness...Our current president has continued to stay away from it, as well.

2001 - John Walker Lindh, a Taliban soldier from Marin County, Ca., was held at Camp Rhino near Kandahar as a battlefield detainee. He was captured a week earlier following the prison revolt at Mazar-e-Sharif.

The scary part is he's only one of many...The 'Enemy Within' (M.S.) are everywhere, in and outside the U.S., waiting for their marching orders.

As with every lasting country in history, there will be another civil war in the U.S. eventually, and when this day comes these scumbags will have their day of reckoning.

2002 - Iraq's massive dossier detailing its chemical, biological and nuclear programs arrived in New York; the U.N. Security Council agreed to give full copies to the United States and the four other permanent council members (Britain, France, Russia and China).

So Iraq really did have a WMD program? I would swear the stiffs on TV said they didn’t.

2003 - Russian military documents confirmed that dozens of rockets outfitted with dirty bombs appeared to be missing from the military airport at Tiraspol, capital of Trans-Dniester.

Hmmmm. I wonder which radical group is holding onto these babies? We will surely find out sooner or later...Hopefully our troops in the field can capture them instead of finding then when used against the people of N.Y. City or L.A.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

December 7

1941 - Japan launched an aerial attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, home base of the U.S. Pacific fleet. They also attacked the Philippines, the International Settlement at Shanghai, Thailand and Hong Kong.

Long aware a Japanese surprise attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor could precede war, U.S. authorities were still woefully unprepared when 363 Japanese fighters, dive-bombers and torpedo planes sunk or damaged eight battleships and three light cruisers, destroyed 188 planes and killed 2,400 men in just over two hours. The Battleship Arizona lost 1,177 men. An estimated 900 were entombed in the sunken ship. The U.S. lost [18] 19 ships, 140 aircraft and 2,300 [2,338] lives. In all 2,403 people were killed and 1,178 were wounded; 187 planes were destroyed and 159 damaged.

The Japanese lost 29 planes and 5 midget submarines.

Truly a “date which will live in infamy."


The U.S. had been spared from invasion for almost 130-years (War of 1812, Britain), but the oceans couldn't protect Hawaii.

Japan had no chance of conquering the U.S., but this was its hoped-for-chance to knock America out of WWII. Admiral Yamamoto knew this was a necessity, but he missed the opportunity since the Pacific Carrier Fleet was out to sea (Was it Providence? Was it FDR's plan?)...Either way, the U.S. Navy was crippled, but wasn’t finished off, and the Japanese felt the wrath of the American created Hell-storm for the next four years.

Never forget, the Japanese brought every WWII Japanese death on themselves...Do not pity them for the 'Fire Raids,' and do not pity them for the atomic blasts. Bad things happen to bad people, and the Japanese were every bit as bad as their Nazi allies.

43 B.C. – Marcus Tullius Cicero was assassinated by Marc Antony’s agents, who cut off his head and right hand.

Cicero was one of the original, and maybe the best, ‘Poison Pens.’   He was also one of the Roman Republics finest politicians and orators...My favorite Cicero quote:

“Julius Caesar was every woman’s man, and every man’s woman.”...How he survived this is amazing, even though it was true.

Remember, Antony was Caesar’s top general, and I’m sure he had his 'right hand' cut off as a symbol ending Cicero’s writing, and his 'head' to shut him up.

Cicero's last words: "There is nothing proper about what you are doing, soldier, but do try to kill me properly."


1787 - Delaware became the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.

They were smart to do this...Otherwise most Americans would know absolutely nothing of the tiny state of Delaware.


1931 - A report indicated Nazis would ensure Nordic dominance by sterilizing certain races.

Most would say this was simply the insanity of the Nazis, but truth be told the German medical community established the doctrine of eugenics (purity of the gene pool) back in the 1920’s...The Nazis were just the perfect psychos to put their doctrine into practice, but they were not the originators.


1949 - The A.F.L. and the C.I.O. organized a non-Communist international trade union.

'Non-Communist' my ass...If you have to qualify yourself, you usually have something to hide.


1970 - Poland and West Germany signed a pact renouncing the use of force to settle disputes, recognizing the Oder-Neisse River as Poland's western frontier, and acknowledging a transfer to Poland of 40,000 square miles of former German territory.

After three 'Partitions' and the Blitzkrieg you’d think the Poles would learn not to make deals with the Germans...Lucky for them, they have become a strong American ally.


If the U.S. is a loyal ally, that is.

1994 - PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher in Gaza City, pledged to protect Israelis from militant extremists.

This was some amazing diplomacy...Clinton should really be proud of getting this promise from the Hitler-in-a-Headdress.

What a waste of time!

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Monday, December 05, 2016

December 6

1865 - The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, abolishing slavery.

It was overdue, and never would have happened without the Civil War...Never forget hundreds of thousands of white Americans died to keep the Union whole, and to bring about the freedom of their black brothers and sisters.


"Sometimes war is the only answer." - Dennis Prager

Keep this in mind every time you hear Liberals say otherwise.

1240 - Mongols under Batu Kahn occupied and destroyed Kiev, Russia.

FYI: The Mongols were also called Tartars and Tatars...If you’ve ever seen an old map or globe with much of Central Asia (including Russia) labeled as Tartary or Tartaria, this is why.


1812 - The majority of Napoleon Bonaparte's Grand Armeé staggered into Vilna, Lithuania, ending the failed Russian campaign.

What a disaster. After entering Russia with over 650,000 troops, the emperor returned to Paris with less than 10,000.

Like Hitler a century later, Napoleon took on much more than he could handle by invading Russia, and paid for it with the loss of his empire within three years.


1876 - The U.S. Electoral College picked Rutherford B. Hayes as president, although Tilden won the popular election. A questionable vote count in Florida ended and Hayes was ahead by 924 votes. The Democrat attorney general validated the Tilden electors.

Florida politics has always been interesting...Dirty and cheating politics isn't new, and isn't limited to any specific place, however.


1904 - Theodore Roosevelt confirmed the Monroe Doctrine with the pronouncement of the Roosevelt Corollary.

Teddy was the best. Here’s how he viewed American suzerainty over the Western Hemisphere:  Roosevelt proclaimed the United States, because it was a "civilized nation," had the right to stop "chronic wrongdoing" throughout the Western Hemisphere.

"Any country whose people conduct themselves well can count upon our hearty friendship. Chronic wrongdoing, however,...may force the United States to exercise an international police power."


1912 - China voted for universal human rights.

This is one of the funniest (and saddest) things I’ve ever read in my life...China is a long way from anything even close to acknowledging 'human rights.'


1917 - Former Czar Nicholas II and family were imprisoned by the Bolsheviks.

They weren't prisoners for long; instead they became dead...The Communists couldn't run the risk of a return of the Czar. Which is exactly what any good revolutionary would have done.


1924 - The U.S. Border Patrol was organized.

Any chance it can start patrolling? I don't blame the agents, I blame the politicians who've put restraints on the agents.

Again, can we please start patrolling the border?


1938 - France and Germany signed a treaty of friendship.

Hitler must have used all these treaties as toilet paper, and the French paid the price of appeasement and choosing bad 'friends' in less than a year.


1956 - Nelson Mandela and 156 others were jailed in South Africa on political charges.

South African apartheid was brutal and wrong, but it is mythology for anyone to see Mandela as anything other than an African Communist...Not a Stalinist or Maoist, but in the Marxist Utopian mold.


1991 - Senator Ted Kennedy, testifying at the trial of his nephew, William Kennedy Smith, denied hearing screams on the night Patricia Bowman said she was raped by Smith at the Kennedy estate in West Palm Beach, Florida.

That fat, drunk, bastard didn’t hear Mary Joe Kopeckne’s screams either, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t happen...So much for this ‘murderer’ being a legitimate witness.


2006 - Somalian Sheik Hussein Barre Rage, an Islamic courts official in Bulo Burto, said residents who do not pray five times a day will be beheaded.

Religion of peace? Or, religion of pieces?

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Sunday, December 04, 2016

December 5

1861 – The Gatling-gun was patented.

This invention, along with the ever increasing power and accuracy of rifles and artillery, forever changed military tactics...Unfortunately, these tactics changed much slower than the machines did, and the standard battle formations of 18th-19th century Europe created nothing but killing fields for this new technology.


As a result, wars became more and more costly in human life, and battles more and more lengthy because the infantry was forced to hide in dugouts and trenches - resulting in defensive battles instead of offensive ones...The greatest example of this slaughter was WWI.

1492 - Columbus discovered Hispaniola (Haiti).

Columbus had no intention of discovering the 'New World,' and was really looking for a new route to the Far East and India...That said, when he discovered Hispaniola, he actually thought he had found Japan (Cipango).


1496 - King Manuel I ordered the expulsion of all Jews from Portugal.

Four years after the Catholic Kings, in Spain, did the exact same thing...I guess it was better than the Hitlerian option.


1848 - President James Polk confirmed the discovery of gold in California, leading to the 'gold rush' of 1848 and 1949.

Gold was found, and the American West has never been the same...Who would have ever thought the ‘gold rushers’ would lead to the trannies and degenerate psychopaths in the modern People’s Republic of California?


1904 - The Battle of Port Arthur: The Japanese destroyed a Russian fleet off the Korean coast.

Not that the Russian Navy was a great power, but the Japanese opened the world’s eyes to the fact it was well on the way to becoming one...It also sharpened it's surprise tactics, which were used in 1941 at Pearl Harbor.


1933 - 'Prohibition' came to an end in the U.S. when Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment.

The 18th Amendment was fool-hearted, because it attempted to change the culture...This is why we should be very careful when it comes to drug laws:  If they are slackened, drugs will become as much a part of the culture as alcohol is, and it will be impossible to put the genie back in the bottle.


1936 - The Armenian SSR, Azerbaijan SSR, Georgian SSR, Kazakh SSR and Kirghiz SSR became constituent republics of the Soviet Union.

Welcome to the Hell State.


1936 - A new constitution in the Soviet Union promised universal suffrage, but the Communist Party remained the only legal political party.

How nice, everyone could vote, but they all had to vote for the same party...Our modern-day Democrat Party would have us take up this idea as well.


1955 - The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the AFL-CIO under its first president, George Meany.

Another ‘alphabet organization’ with more in common with the USSR than the USA...Kind of like CBS, NBC, NEA, PETA, NAMBLA, etc.


1988 - The Space Shuttle Atlantis launched the world's first nuclear war fighting satellite.

I hope we have launched many more since...I'm sure our enemies would/will if they could/can.

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Saturday, December 03, 2016

December 4

1563 – The Council of Trent ended.

The council was a Catholic response to Protestantism, and did much to heal the emotional wounds of the 30 Years War...It 'only' took 18 years to complete.

This is not my strong-suit, so here’s a link: "The Ecumenical Council of Trent has proved to be of the greatest importance for the development of the inner life of the Church. No council has ever had to accomplish its task under more serious difficulties, and none has had so many questions of such great importance to decide."


771 - Charlemagne became sole ruler of the Frankish Empire, after the death of his brother Carolman.

Charlemagne was a brilliant ruler and defender of Christendom against the Muslim Horde…One of the few bright spots in the European Dark Ages.


1259 - The Treaty of Paris: Between England and France.

This was a huge treaty in which England renounced any claims to most of its former lands in France (particularly Normandy and Maine). England did keep Gascony and parts of Aquitaine, but not as sovereign lands under control of the English crown...At the time it wasn't apparent, but this was a good thing for England, as the descendants of the Norman Conquest became more British, and less Continental.


1875 - William Marcy Tweed, the 'Boss' of New York City's Tammany Hall political organization, escaped from jail and fled the country. He went to Cuba and then Spain where he was identified from cartoons by Thomas Nast and returned to prison.

Tweed was one of the most powerful and corrupt political bosses in American history.

Lets play a game: I'll give you one choice to guess which party he was from...You got it, the good ol’ Demon-cat Party!!


1941 - The Navy Department ordered Guam to destroy all codes and secret documents:  WWII.

This were three days before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and many other American outposts in the Pacific - including Guam...Coincidental? NOT!!


1942 - President Roosevelt ordered the dismantling of the Works Progress Administration, which had been created to provide jobs during the Depression.

The WPA was widely criticized at the time, but FDR must be given credit for ending it...The most rare of all occurrences in the U.S. Government: Ending a useless program.


1945 - The Senate approved U.S. participation in the United Nations.

I just can't do this one...Ugh!


1959 - The Communist Chinese pardoned Pu Yi, ex-emperor of China and of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo. Aisingyoro Henry Puyi, the last emperor, Xuantong, was declared rehabilitated and released as 'citizen' Puyi. He settled down as a gardener and wrote the book 'From Emperor to Citizen.'

It's unbelievably surprising the Communists didn’t execute young Pu, but they must have felt it was unnecessary and would cause more public opposition than it was worth...The Soviets would never have had such concerns.


2000 - In Florida, Judge Sauls denied Al Gore’s request for a recount. The U.S. Supreme Court set aside the decision by the Florida Supreme Court to extend the vote counting deadline and sent the case back to the Florida court.

I'm surprised Gore isn’t still screaming for a recount...LOSER!

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Friday, December 02, 2016

December 3

1800 - U.S. state electors met and cast their ballots for the presidency. A tie resulted between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr.

This was the young country's first great electoral crisis...Thankfully the Congress broke the tie and the nut-job Burr wasn’t given the post.

It’s funny how the modern media has tried to make us believe the country never faced such a crisis prior to the 2000 election...Unfortunately, our school system has neglected history to the point that most Americans probably believe anything they hear on the news.  Which is exactly how the Liberal propagandameisters in the school and media systems intend it to be.


1621 - Galileo invented the telescope.

A giant step towards a “giant leap for mankind”...This invention opened the imagination to the possibility of reaching for the stars.


1989 - Presidents George H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev announced the official end to the Cold War at a meeting in Malta.

40+ years of Cold War Hell, and America could relax for awhile...Oooops. That was a mistake.

We fell asleep while the Islamists prepared for our weakness.

We must never forget our enemies are numerous, and the fall of one only means another takes over the top spot...And we also can't take it for granted our so-called allies are actually our friends, either.


1996- A judge in Hawaii ruled the state had to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, prompting an appeal.

How about putting this matter to the ballot box Hawaii? It would be a huge slaughter, and the Liberals know it, which is why they fight so hard for judicial appointments. So they can have courts over-rule the "will of the people."


2004 - Ukraine’s Supreme Court overturned the results of the disputed presidential elections and ordered a new runoff by December 26.

A showdown was on between the pro-Western and pro-Russian candidates...The pro-Western candidate won the runoff - sort of.

The Ruskies haven't forgotten this loss, and are doing much to bring Ukraine back into its orbit...Indirectly or directly. Or maybe they'll just shut off the gas during the middle of winter.


Or maybe they'll support a rebellion in the east and take Crimea...Doh!

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Thursday, December 01, 2016

December 2 (Another Huge Day)

A day with many events which would be the greatest on most days...The greatest event on this day is the 'atomic breakthrough,' but the rest deserve to be highlighted in blue as well.
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1804 - Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Emperor of France by Pope Pius VII.

What a megalomaniac...In 1802 he was named Consul for Life, but he needed an even grander title.

It is interesting Napoleon got the Pope involved, in what must have been an attempt to come off as a modern-day Charlemagne the Great.


1805 – The Battle of Austerlitz: Napoleon defeated a Russian and Austrian force.

This is considered by many to be Napoleon’s greatest battle, and one which clearly set him up as the unchallenged master of continental Europe...The Emperor set a trap for the Ruskies and Austrians, and they fell right in, losing over 25,000 troops, compared to less than 8,000 for the French.


1823 - The Monroe Doctrine: U.S. President James Monroe, replying to the 1816 pronouncements of the Holy Alliance, proclaimed the principles known as the Monroe Doctrine, opposing European expansion in the Western Hemisphere.

"...that the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintained, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by European powers."

The declaration also stated the U.S. would recognize President Washington’s plea for the country to stay out of European squabbles...As a result, this is the defining document for American international diplomacy in the country’s first 100-years.

As far as the isolationist elements of the doctrine, Teddy Roosevelt put a crack in it, WWI smashed it, and WWII forever ended it.


1929 – The first skull of Peking Man was found 50 km outside of Peking at Tsjoe Koe Tien.

I may be in the minority, but I have no problem believing in the dual nature of Creation and Evolution...Peking Man was part of this process.


1941 - Germany began it's final attack on Moscow:  WWII.

The Krauts were within 20 miles of the Russian capital, and never got closer, because the greatest of all Ruskie soldiers - 'General Winter' - finally showed up; with temperatures getting as low as -40 degrees...The end result of not being able to finish off the Soviets during the Fall was the destruction of the German army and nation.

Like Napoleon, Hitler started his offensive too late in the year...Like Napoleon, Hitler was never able to recover from the enormous losses he sustained at the hands of the Russians and it's brutal Winter.

1941 - Japanese Admiral Yamamoto sent his fleet to Pearl Harbor:  WWII.

1941 - First Air Fleet at 43 N, 158 30' E, c. 3,200 miles NW of Pearl Harbor:  WWII.


1941 - Hawaii Recon aircraft ordered to search 400 miles, NW to S only:  WWII.

1941 - Roosevelt asked Japan to clarify its intents with regard to French Indochina:  WWII.

I don’t see how it is even debatable that FDR knew the Japanese were coming...If nothing else British communication documents state the Brits told FDR, and actions such as those above show he had more than a hunch they were coming.

What's especially interesting is the 'recon' order which sent the pilots ONLY to the areas where the Japanese weren't...Hmmmmm.


1942 - The 'Atomic Age' was born when scientists demonstrated the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction at a laboratory below the stands at the University of Chicago football stadium:  WWII.

This is huge. Right up there with any development in the history of mankind...Nuclear technology has been the most important development since this day, be it in the realm of the military or its many civilian applications, and many more possibilities will emerge over time - for good and bad.


1944 - General George S. Patton's troops entered the Saar Valley and broke through the Siegfried Line:  WWII.

Generals Marshall and Eisenhower had the right man in charge to make the 'breakthrough,' and Patton pushed the 3rd Army farther than anyone could have imagined...Who knows what he could have accomplished if his supply lines were as quick and efficient as his battle lines.

Could he have saved Berlin from its eventual Soviet occupation???? It's a sad question, which can never be answered with certainty...But here's betting U.S. forces could have reached Berlin first had they not been hamstrung by politicians.


1954 - The U.S. Senate voted to condemn Senator Joseph R. McCarthy for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute."

McCarthy made a huge mistake taking on the military, but many of his claims about the U.S. government and Hollywood being infiltrated by communists were true.

It took almost 40-years, but the fall of the USSR unearthed what is known as the Venona Papers, and much of McCarthy’s accusations have proven to be based on truth.


1956 - Fidel Castro and his followers landed in Cuba, and after an initial setback began a campaign of guerrilla war aiming to overthrow General Fulgencio Batista's government.

1961 - Cuban leader Fidel Castro declared himself a Marxist-Leninist who would lead Cuba to communism.

It's absolutely shameful the U.S. allowed a communist nation to evolve right in front of its eyes, across the pond in a neighboring county.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

December 1 (A Huge Day)

This day has at least 5 great events, and another couple definitely worth mention...As such, the entire day is highlighted in blue.
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1145 - Pope Eugene III proclaimed the beginning of the Second Crusade in an effort to retake territory once again coming under control of Muslim forces.

Another invasion, and another tactical victory for the Crusaders...But strategically they could never conquer the region. The Muslims were too strong, and the distance between Western Europe and Jerusalem too much of a logistical nightmare to overcome.


1135 - Henry I Beauclerc of England died and the crown was passed to his nephew Stephen of Bloise. Henry's most famous act was a decree stating the standard linear measure of one foot to be a third the length of his arm, which was 36 inches.

I’ve always wondered how this system evolved...Now I know.

1824 - The presidential election was turned over to the U.S. House of Representatives when a deadlock developed between John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, William H. Crawford and Henry Clay.

The Founding Fathers knew this possibility existed, and made a provision for it...J.Q. Adams was eventually elected by the House and the Constitution withstood an early electoral crisis - even though the process was terribly messy, and Jackson got screwed.

It wasn't the first contested presidential election, and wouldn't be the last either.


1913 – The continuous moving assembly line was introduced by Henry Ford.

Many think Ford was the inventor of the ‘automobile,’ but he wasn’t. He was the inventor of the assembly line system which made mass production of cars for the common man possible...An amazingly simple concept, with massive results.


1918 - The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was formed under the rule of the Serbian Karageorgevic Dynasty. It included the previously independent kingdoms of Serbia and Macedonia, the Hungarian-controlled regions of Croatia and Slovenia, the Austrian province of Dalmatia, Carniola and parts of Styria, Carinthia and Istria. King Alexander I renamed the Balkan state called the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes to Yugoslavia in 1929.

This cluster of micro-nations was destined to fail, and it’s amazing they lasted as a single unit for as long as they did...I guess having the Red Army at your back would do that, however.


1941 - Japanese Emperor Hirohito signed a declaration of war and War Minister Hideki Tojo rejected U.S. proposals for a Pacific settlement as fantastic and unrealistic:  WWII.

Nice decision...It cost Tojo his life, the Emperor his empire and the lives of millions of his faithful Japanese subjects.


1955 - Rosa Parks defied the law by refusing to give up her seat to a white man aboard a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus. Mrs. Parks was arrested, sparking a year-long boycott of the buses by blacks.

This is an American to be proud of...Not because she's black or a woman, but because she's an American of the first order.

Rosa stood up for her rights and the rights of black people (which is standing up for the rights of every American), and began a social revolution...It’s too bad her successors have chosen to disgrace her cause: Jackson, Sharpton, etc.


1997 - Representatives from more than 150 countries gathered at a global warming summit in Kyoto, Japan, and over the course of ten days forged an agreement to control the emission of greenhouse gases.

Junk science at its best...Thank you President Bush for pulling the U.S. out of this ‘Global Warming Loony Bin.’


1999 - An international team of scientists announced it mapped virtually an entire human chromosome.

An amazing scientific achievement...And a scary one.

Lets hope ‘ethics’ is as much at work in the future science of human chromosomes as ‘Mengelian Manifest Destiny’ is.


2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments by attorneys of Al Gore and George W. Bush on the legality of a vote extension by the Florida Supreme Court. The Florida Supreme Court turned down two Democrat pleas for an immediate count of disputed ballots and for a new election in Palm Beach County where a 'butterfly ballot' drew protests from Democratic voters.

176 years earlier the Constitution survived a contested election, and it did here as well...The matter should have never gotten to the courts (any of them), but the Democrats were willing to take the matter to whoever would rule in their favor.

Thankfully the Constitution won the day, and those who were willing to bastardize the American System to gain presidential power were defeated.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November 30

30 BC - Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, committed suicide.

After Caesar's death, Cleopatra had to pick a Roman ally to keep her crown, but the queen hitched herself to the wrong star, choosing to take Marc Antony as her lover instead of Octavian. Not that he wanted her...She is lucky she killed herself, however, because it would have been worse had the future Emperor gotten hold of her.

Off topic, but on subject: I hope you know Cleopatra was a Greek/Macedonian, not an Egyptian - from the Ptolemaic Dynasty; which was founded by Ptolemy I Soter - one of Alexander the Great's generals.


1016 - Edmund II, Ironsides, King of the Saxons, died. 

Edmund's death meant the end of Anglo-Saxon rule in England, since Canute, King of Denmark, succeeded him adding England to his kingdom.

Canute ruled for almost 20-years, and England floundered around for another 30 until Norman prince William the Conqueror came in and ended successful invasions of the British Isles forever.


1216 - Pope Innocent III ordered Jews to wear a special badge.

Sounds like Der Fuhrer 700+ years later.


1485 - Henry VII was crowned King of England.

Henry was the victor of the English Civil War (War of the Roses), founder of the Tudor Dynasty, and father of the monarchic mess that was 16th Century England...He was also a financial genius, who put England on track towards empire.


1554 - Roman Catholicism was briefly restored to England as the official state religion, under the reign of Mary Tudor - daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.

Better known as 'Bloody Mary,' the Queen was an absolute Catholic, and a proponent of close English ties with the Continent - particularly Spain. Neither endeared her to the English people...As a result, Mary burned at least 300 Protestant leaders at the stake, and generally made life miserable for her English subjects.

1804 - The impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase, accused of political bias, began.

Unfortunately, Chase was acquitted, because his guilt is undeniable.

The importance of this event is to remember Congress has the power to 'check' the Judiciary, and must do so if a justice is acting outside the scope of their position.

It's too bad the current group in Congress doesn't have the testicular fortitude to hold our current judges to the same standard...Hint: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.


1948 - The division of Berlin was complete and the Soviets installed a Communist government in the Soviet sector.

40+ years of suffering followed for the East Germans.

Had the U.S. entered WWII in 1939-40 we would have beaten the Ruskies to Germany...Instead FDR chose politics over statesmanship, and kept the U.S. out of the war until we were drawn in by the Japanese in 1941.

Much suffering (including our own) was the result.


1950 - President Truman declared the United States would use the atom bomb to get peace in Korea:  Korean War.

Big talk, but no boom! A big mistake...I'm not going to say he should have used an atomic bomb on the Chinese (not going to say he shouldn't have either), but he shouldn't have said he'd do it if he couldn't pull the trigger.


1995 - It was reported global warming over the last 100-years was measured to be one degree Fahrenheit.

One stinking degree. What a bunch of pseudo-scientific psychos...Either that or anarchists with a political ax to grind.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

November 29

799 - Charlemagne returned Pope Leo III to Rome.

So, why was he ‘returning?’
The previous Pope’s family tried to disfigure Leo to make him unfit for the papacy, wanting another family member to become Pope - and Leo fled to Charlemagne for help...Papal politics has always been ugly.

As a gift for protecting him, Leo crowned Charlemagne Emperor of the Romans in 800...It wasn't just a gift to the King of the Franks - it was a way for Leo to guarantee his own safety.

That said, please don't mistake this as anything close to the Roman Empire...If anything, it was a path towards the Holy Roman Empire.

If you don't understand the differences you must come back to this blog more often.

1782 - Britain signed an agreement recognizing U.S. independence:  American Revolutionary War.

As if they had any choice.


1803 - Spain ceded her claims on the Louisiana Territory to France.

This sounds magnanimous enough, but in reality Napoleon controlled Spain and took the territory...It didn’t take him long to realize the territory was impossible to hold which led the Emperor to sell it to the U.S. - not as a gift to the U.S., but for the money and as a thorn in the side of the Brits.


1812 - The last elements of Napoleon Bonaparte's Grand Armee retreated across the Beresina River in Russia.

What a mess. One of history’s greatest fighting forces was all but annihilated by the Russian Winter...Napoleon regrouped to fight another day, but was never able to compensate for the loss of this fighting force.


1947 - The U.N. General Assembly passed Resolution 181, granting the Jewish people a homeland in ‘Palestine.’

This makes for nice mythology doesn’t it? The reality is the Jews fought for every inch of Israel, and will have to fight to hold it for all of time - if they choose to keep it, that is...The U.N. gave them nothing, and surely hasn’t helped them defend it.


1949 – The Nationalist regime of China left for Formosa.

Those who don’t know: Formosa = Taiwan...Which is why the Chinese lay claim to it, and will eventually have it. It’s amazing they don’t already.


1989 - The Czechs ended the Communist Party's 40-year monopoly on power. The revolution in Czechoslovakia was called the 'Velvet Revolution' because it occurred with little violence.

This was the beginning of the end for the various Communist nations in Eastern Europe, and the reason for the lack of ‘violence’ is because of the will and determination of Ronald Reagan...Along with the decay of the Soviet Union.

Reagan's policies put the Soviets in a position where they were unable to force themselves on their neighbors, because they could barely hold on at home.


1991 - The chairman of the Soviet Union's State Bank said his institution halted all payments to the national government because it had run out of money.

They bled the population economically (physically, mentally, and emotionally as well) and there was nothing left to take...The same will happen in the non-communist countries which do the same to their people - including the U.S.


1996 - A U.N. court sentenced Bosnian Serb army soldier Drazen Erdemovic to ten years in prison for his role in the massacre of 1,200 Muslims; the first international war crimes sentence since World War II.

Not that they were good guys, but one has to wonder: Why the Serbs?

The U.N. allowed such mass murderers as Stalin, Mao, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Mihn, Yasser Arafat, Papa and Baby Doc, Saddam Hussein (till G.W), etc, etc., to go without being tried for ‘war crimes’ or ‘crimes against humanity’...So why the Serbs??


2005 - The Vatican published its long-awaited document on gays in the clergy, saying men with "deep-seated" homosexual tendencies should not be ordained but those with a "transitory problem" could be if they had overcome them for three years.

This is how the Church got in trouble with gays banging little boys in the first place: by allowing them in the seminary schools and not throwing them out when they were discovered...Which is why the Catholic Church deserves most of the disdain they have received on the matter of molestation. They have allowed it to happen by allowing gay priests to stay in their posts.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

November 28

749 - Abu Abbas was declared Caliph, the first Abbasid caliph. His dynasty ruled the Muslim world until 1258.

The Abbasid's were an incredibly powerful force, and did much to spread Islam...It isn’t even debatable that the Muslims of this time were hundreds of years ahead of their European counterparts in the advancement of their civilization.


As a result, it didn't take long for them to conquer much of what had previously been considered parts of the Western/Christian world - an area currently known as the Middle East.

1340 - The Battle of Salado: The last Moorish invasion of Spain was driven back.

The Muslims may have discontinued invading Spain, but they continued to rule parts of it for another 150-years.


1775 - The Second Continental Congress formally established the American Navy:  American Revolutionary War.

Forget the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, British and every other great navy in the history of the world. There has never been a more awesome naval force than that of the United States...At this time, however, it was a rag-tag group of daring seamen.


1941 - The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise departed from Pearl Harbor to deliver F4F Wildcat fighters to Wake Island:  WWII.

We’ll get to this on Dec. 7, but it’s hard to believe this was the result of Fate.


1943 – The Tehran Conference: President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin met in Tehran:  WWII.

This was the first time the three leaders met together, and did much to convince Stalin the Western Allies were going to invade the Continent...Before this time, and probably after, Stalin was very concerned Churchill and FDR were going to allow the USSR to fight the Germans more or less on their own.

It was also during this meeting that Stalin first committed to sending Soviet troops to the Japanese Theatre after Germany was defeated, which was completely unnecessary in 1945, but in 1943 no one knew for sure...Unfortunately this decision cost the Allies in the form of Communist entrenchment in China and Korea.


1958 - The U.S. reported the first full-range firing of an ICBM.

This was nice, but our Soviet friends beat us to the punch...We didn’t know it at the time, but it was a 50/50 chance Soviet ICBM’s would have blown up in their silo's before liftoff.

Either way the ‘supposed’ Missile Gap was being closed.


1986 - The United States violated the unratified SALT II nuclear arms treaty when another Air Force B-52 bomber capable of carrying atomic-tipped cruise missiles became operational.

Thank you Ronald Reagan...And since the treaty wasn't ratified it wasn't 'violated.'


The B-52 added to our ability to defend our nation, and it added to our ability to mentally and economically destroy the USSR...Not surprisingly, the Democrats voted against it and our European allies bitched about it.

1990 - Margaret Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister of Britain.

American’s, and the whole free world, owe many thanks to the Iron Lady (the female Winston Churchill)...She was a staunch ally of President Reagan’s, and as important as anyone in America’s success in the Cold War.


1994 - Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was murdered in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate.

I hope someone sent 'Shanks' a care-package for the good deed of killing this piece of shit.

The death of a psychopath is always good news in Peroville...The only thing I'm disappointed about is it wasn’t caught on tape and shown on PayPerView.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

November 27

1520 - Ferdinand Magellan entered the Pacific Ocean - the first European to do so.

The captain was on his way to circumnavigate the globe. Unfortunately, he and most of his crew lost their lives in the Philippines...It was up to his subordinates to finish the trip, but as the captain of the voyage Magellan has been historically credited with the achievement.

511 - Clovis, King of the Franks, died and his kingdom was divided between his four sons.

Clovis, the first Christian king in post-Roman Gaul, did much to unite the various Frankish bands (Salians, Ripurians, etc.), and kept the Visigoths from conquering Gaul...Unfortunately for the Franks, the practice of their kinds dividing their holdings among their sons did much to undo their greatness.


1817 - U.S. soldiers attacked a Florida Indian village, beginning the Seminole War.

The Seminoles fought harder and longer than any other Indian group, and there is a good reason: The Seminoles had been accepting escaped black slaves into their tribe, an act of theft in the minds of Southern slave owners...They knew they couldn’t surrender, because their leaders would be tried for stealing the slaves.  Tried and killed.


1942 - The French Navy at Toulon scuttled its ships and submarines to keep them out of the hands of the Nazis:  WWII.

This naval group was very honorable, but there were many others who simply abandoned their posts...Luckily the Brits destroyed most of the French navy before the Germans could get at it. A fact the French still cry about.


1945 - General George C. Marshall was named special U.S. envoy to China to try to end hostilities between the Nationalists and the Communists.

This was one of Marshall’s few failures...Not that he had any chance of succeeding.


1971 - Soviet Mars 2 became the first spacecraft to crash land on Mars.

The Soviet space program was very good at crash landing, and it is no wonder they beat the U.S. to so many space goals - because the U.S. wasn’t willing to kill off its astronauts or ruin its rockets just to beat the Ruskies.


1995 - President Bill Clinton presented his case for sending 20,000 U.S. troops on a peacekeeping mission to Bosnia, saying: "in the choice between peace and war, America must choose peace."

Clinton was absolutely right, because many times ‘peace’ is bought with ‘war,’ but he is a lying SOB...If he really believed in this statement then why does he complain about Bush invading Iraq?


And, what 'peace' was he choosing by humiliating the Russians in their sphere of influence, during a time of weakness?  A question we are having to answer in our current time.  A question we should think very long and hard about.

1996 - A federal judge blocked enforcement of a California initiative to dismantle affirmative action, saying civil rights groups had a "strong probability" of proving it unconstitutional.

Exactly where in the Constitution does it state minorities and women have more rights than whites and men? I’ve read the document over and over and have yet to find this portion...I’ve also never seen the portion stating anything about ‘separation of church and state.’

I must be missing it. Or maybe both concepts can only be found in the Hegelian version of the Constitution.


2003 - President George W. Bush secretly flew to Iraq to spend Thanksgiving with the troops.

Just one of the many reason why the troops loved him...And another reason the Democrats hate him.


That said, he probably should have skipped this one.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

November 26 (A Triple)

43 B.C. - Octavian, Antony and Lepidus formed Rome's 'Second Triumvirate.'

The Lex Titia established these three as ‘Triumvirs for the Organization of the People.”



Lepidus was a longtime friend of Julius Caesar’s, Antony was Rome’s greatest general (Caesar’s chief of staff), and Octavian was Caesar’s adopted son and designated successor...All three tried to sell this agreement as a 'partnership,' but the reality of the situation was a new civil war was on, and the Republic was soon to become the Empire - an empire led by the man presumed to be the weakest of the Triumvirs - Octavian, soon to be known as Augustus.

1095 - Pope Urban urged the faithful to wrest the Holy Land from the Muslims, heralding the start of the Crusades.

Forget popular propaganda, which states the West brutally invaded the Islamic world.


From the time of Muhammad, Islam has been a religion of conquest. Truth be told, the various warlords of the West weren't much better than their Muslim enemies, but they didn't intend to destroy Western Civilization...The Crusades never accomplished what their proclaimed intent was (capturing and holding the Holy Land), but they were successful in one important way: The Crusaders kept Islam from conquering most or even all of Europe.

1950 - China entered the Korean conflict, launching a counter-offensive by sending troops across the Yalu River.

It was mighty cold in Korea, but with this action the Korean War got much hotter.


The U.S. and South Korean forces were on the verge of finishing off the North Koreans, but this event changed the nature of the war...If caused Truman to flinch, led to the downfall of MacArthur, and sadly resulted in at least a partial victory for the North Koreans and the permanence of another Hell State.

That said, we should be proud of defending South Korea. This alone has saved who-knows-how-many millions of lives on the Korean Peninsula, and also slowed down the Communist advance in Asia.

885 - Danish Vikings attacked Paris and were paid by the Frankish king Charles the Fat not to destroy the city, as they had in 845 and 856.

Charlemagne must have been rolling over in his grave at seeing how far his empire had fallen.

Too bad the Vikings only came to pillage. They could have added some much needed lifeblood to the Frenchies had they conquered, stayed and changed the genetic composition of these maggots.

1789 - George Washington proclaimed this a National Thanksgiving Day in honor of the new Constitution. He made it clear the day should be one of prayer and giving thanks to God, to be celebrated by all the religious denominations.

So much for the myth of ‘separation of church and state’...This is the biggest of all the Liberal lies, and is widely believed, because it is the one most fiercely propagandized.

The Constitution guarantees the right to religious freedom, not freedom ‘from’ religion, and our Founders always made a point of thanking God for the glory of the nation He gave them.


1863 - The first modern Thanksgivings was held following the October 3 proclamation of President Lincoln to assign the last Thursday in November for this purpose.

Like Washington, Lincoln knew this country is blessed, and wanted to have a holiday to acknowledge it.


1865 - Alice in Wonderland was published.

Thanks to our Leftist friends, we are now living in it...Hopefully we'll be able to climb out of the 'rabbit-hole' someday - though it's impossible if we don't stop digging.


1938 - Poland renewed a non-aggression pact with the USSR to provide protection against a German invasion.

Treaties with Hitler and Stalin were as useless as toilet paper, and within a year the Soviets joined their Germans ‘allies,’ invading Poland from the east.

I hope you remember the Soviets were Germany's ally at the beginning of WWII...Which is why they deserved the ass kicking they received in 1941-42.


1939 - The Soviet Union blamed Finland for an artillery attack on its border:  WWII.

Nice excuse to invade Finland.


The Winter War began, and the Ruskies performed miserably...But it was a nice prep for the big show, coming soon in the form of Operation Barbarossa: the German invasion of the USSR.

1941 – A Japanese task force left for Pearl Harbor: Admiral Chuichi Nagumo led the Japanese First Air Fleet, an aircraft carrier strike force, toward Pearl Harbor, with the understanding that should "negotiations with the United States reach a successful conclusion, the task force will immediately put about and return to the homeland":  WWII.

We all know how this ended...It ended with the destruction of Japan and Germany, and the creation of the world’s greatest superpower.

As much as we wanted to stay out of WWII, the reality was the U.S. had to enter it. Not so much for our sake, but for the sake of civilization and humanity...We should have entered much earlier.


Keep this in mind in our current wars against the Islamists...Also keep in mind, being in the war isn't enough - we must crush them as we did the Japanese and Germans in order to bring them to heal.

1941 - Congress adopted a joint resolution, permanently setting the date of Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November.

Like Washington and Lincoln, Congress knew this country is blessed, and wanted to have a permanent holiday to acknowledge it.


1997 - In a small but symbolic step, the United States and North Korea held high-level discussions at the State Department for the first time.

It certainly was 'small,' and may have even been 'symbolic,' but like much of the Clinton years, it was useless and produced no fruit...Unless the goal was to supply Dr. Ill with nukes, of course.


1997 - Rep. Joe Knollenberg announced he intended to introduce a bill in the next session that would allow citizens to install toilets with the original size of 3.5 gallons per flush instead of the presently federally mandated 1.6 gallons per flush.

If I want a high powered shitter, I should be able to have one...Why do I need the shit-heads in D.C. to give their approval?

That would be funny if it weren't so damn true.

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November 25

2348 B.C. - Biblical scholars have long asserted this to be the day of the Great Deluge, or Flood.

I can’t say if it happened or not, but if it did it’s definitely the greatest event of the day...I'm sure many don't believe in the Bible (Old and/or New Testaments), and laugh off this event as a fable, though.


I'm not going to lie, I'm straddling the fence on this matter.

That said, the ancient Sumerians were around a long time before the Old Testament was produced, and made note of a 'Great Flood,' which has been backed up by many archaeological findings...Oh by the way, Sumerian Civilization was well established by 2348 B.C.

The Sumerian flood is noted in the 'Epic of Gilgamesh,' one of the the oldest books in the history of man...I recommend you read it.

1783 - More than 6,000 British troops evacuated New York City after signing the peace treaty ending the American Revolutionary War.

The last of the Redcoats left the U.S...They returned in 1812 and were tossed out again in 1814.

A different kind of 'Red' entered the U.S. and returned in the 1900's, without the coats...And they haven't left since.


1867 - Alfred Nobel invented dynamite.

It's hard to believe the guy who invented dynamite has a ‘peace prize’ named after him...You have to know his story to understand why:
Alfred Nobel.

1922 - Archaeologist Howard Carter entered King Tut's tomb.

Tut was a king of little historical significance, but this was a magnificent find...Try to imagine what we would have found in the tombs of the great pharaohs before they were looted, because Tut was an insignificant king at best.


1936 - The Anti-Comintern Pact was signed: An agreement between Japan and Germany to collaborate in opposition to the spread of Communism.

This was a good excuse to squeeze the Soviets...Japan was terribly afraid of the Ruskies, and more than happy to have an ally against the USSR’s west. As for Hitler, he signed pacts with anyone who wanted to do so, but had no intention of keeping them.

Unfortunately for the German Madman, this was an alliance which brought the U.S. into the war against him...A reality which led to the end of both the Japanese and Nazi empires.


1941 - A "war warning" was sent to commanders in the Pacific: Admiral Harold R. Stark, U.S. chief of naval operations, told Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, that both President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull thought a Japanese surprise attack was a distinct possibility.

"We are likely to be attacked next Monday, for the Japs are notorious for attacking without warning. We must all prepare for trouble, possibly soon" - FDR

Sure FDR didn’t know they were coming. He didn't quite guess December 7, but he was within a few days...The Brits warned him, and this message to his commanders is awfully fishy.

That said, if this is what it took to get the U.S. in the war it was worth it...The Germans and Japanese may have eventually been defeated, but the war ended within four years of the U.S.'s entry.  Had the war gone on longer the damage to civilization may have been so great, eventually defeating the Axis may not have mattered much.


1990 - Poland held its first popular presidential election, resulting in a plurality of votes for Solidarity founder Lech Walesa, who won a runoff the next month.

The Polish people have been spurned by history from the time they built their first nation, being sandwiched between the German and Russian beasts.

Here’s hoping the Polish partitions and pogroms are a thing of the past...If they play their cards right (being a front line American ally) they will do much to ensure their protection against their neighbors to the east and west.


That's assuming the U.S. is as good an ally as the Poles are...Which is no promise - especially if we keep putting people like Obama in office.

2002 - Citing "the dangers of a new era," President George W. Bush signed into law The Homeland Security Act, creating a Cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security; a move which set in motion the largest reorganization of the federal government in more than half a century.

Was it hastily put together? Probably. Was it overdue and necessary? Absolutely.

The U.S. sat back and relaxed after the Soviets fell, and then Clinton destroyed our military and intelligence collecting agencies...Our new enemies may be different, but they are numerous, determined, and very likely more dangerous than the Soviets.

The Department of Homeland Security is a necessity, and will serve us well in the future.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

November 24

1922 - The Italian Parliament gave Benito Mussolini dictatorial powers "for one year."

That was one Hell of a long year...21-years to be exact.

Rarely in history (if ever) has any 'dictator' given up such powers peacefully, which must be remembered by anyone granting such powers...No matter what the reasoning for doing so may be.

1859 - Darwin's 'Origin of Species' was published.

A brilliant book and a brilliant mind...I see no reason why the theories of Creation and Evolution have to be mutually exclusive, and have no problem believing the planet (and the entire universe) was created and expanded through both processes.


1942 - Soviet forces encircled the Germans at the Battle of Stalingrad:  WWII.

The German and Axis forces were about the reap what they had sown, with the Soviets forcing them into what the Germans called the 'Kessell' - cauldron...Better know as a hell on earth, where 300,000 Axis forces were about to perish or surrender - in a situation where it may have been better to die than surrender.

1944 - 111 U.S. B-29 Superfortress bombers attacked Tokyo for the first time since Captain Jimmy Doolittle's raid in 1942:  WWII.

To this day, the Japanese, and Liberal-Idiots, complain about this attack, and the Fire Raids the U.S. Air Force executed over the next few months.

TOO BAD! War is Hell...The Japanese brought War to the U.S., so the U.S. brought Hell to the Japanese.


1947 - A group of writers, producers and directors which became known as the 'Hollywood Ten' were cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in the movie industry.

The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) had every reason to go after these scumbags...It was unproven at the time, but after the fall of the USSR, the Venona Papers proved Senator McCarthy was correct in his charges of Communist influence in Hollywood - and in the U.S. Government.

It’s too bad this committee isn’t around today. There are thousands of Un-American SOB’s running around with their mouths open, giving aid and comfort to our enemies...And again, including in the U.S. Government.


1998 - The U.N. Security Council voted to allow Iraq an additional $5.2 billion in oil sales over the next six months to cover humanitarian aid.

Thank goodness we gave these poor people their 'humanitarian aid'...Uhhhhhhhhh, $5.2 billion for terrorist payoffs and presidential palaces (aka: torture chambers and bomb-making factories) for Saddam Hussein.

How sickening.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

November 23

1932 - The Kingdoms of Nejd and Hejaz merged to become the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud.

God played a nasty trick on humanity placing so much of the world’s most valuable commodity (oil) smack dab in the middle of this Islamic cauldron…As a result the Arab dirt-farmers have cheated their pathetic heritage and become major players on the world’s economic and political scene.

1863 - The Battle of Chattanooga began: One of the most decisive battles of the American Civil War.

This was the Confederacy’s last chance to turn the war. General Thomas led the Union Army of the Cumberland, and General Bragg led the Confederate Army of Tennessee.

The two generals played a huge role in the battle:  Thomas came up big, and Bragg performed at his usual below-average-level.

The importance of this battle was it completely opened up the South to Union forces attacking from the West, which gave the Union Army the opportunity of reconquering much of the South before the 1864 General Election...Crazy as it may sound, it wasn’t a foregone conclusion Lincoln would be reelected - Battlefield victories were needed desperately.


1921 - President Harding signed the Willis Campbell Act, better known as the anti-beer bill, forbidding doctors from prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes.

It must be remembered Prohibition was in effect during this time in order to understand the context of 'needing a prescription for beer.'

Even back then the junkies knew how to work the system by claiming it was for medical purposes...Like our current-day pot-heads.


1923 - German Army commander General Von Seeckt banned the NSDAP and KPD.

The NSDAP was the Nazi Party and the KPD the Communist Party...Unfortunately for the Wiemar Clowns, they had no power to enforce their useless ‘bans’ and Germany was soon turned into a land of anarchy, which turned into a Hell State in 1933.

1934 - The U.S. and Britain agreed on a 5-5-3 naval ratio, with both countries allowed to build five million tons of naval ships while mandating Japan could only build three. Japan denounced the treaty.

The Japanese 'denounced the treaty,' but all three cheated from the day it was announced.


1943 - U.S. forces seized control of the Tarawa and Makin atolls from the Japanese:  WWII.

Makin Atoll was the first Central Pacific island to be reconquered by the Allies, and Tarawa was a major Japanese stronghold.


1945 - U.S. wartime food rationing of meat, butter, and other foods, ended.

Can you imagine if we had to ration anything today? I can already see the ACLU claiming it is a violation of civil rights to force individuals to give up anything for the common good.

Just another of the many reason why we would have lost WWII if the current group of lawyering and media Leftists had been around in the 1940’s.


1992 - Iran added a Russian-built submarine to its navy, becoming the first Gulf nation to field a submarine.

Iranian Navy? Hahaha! What a joke...The fact this navy consists of leftover Soviet junk is even more funny.

Nice of the Ruskies to give them an underwater toy, however.


1993 - President Clinton offered "an apology to Native Hawaiians on behalf of the United States for the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii."

Bill is such a magnanimous guy...Ever heard of 'right of conquest' pal?

Hawaii is of immense strategic importance, but no one would expect Bubba to have a clue about National Defense.


1999 - Defense Secretary William Cohen called for a military-wide review of conduct after a Pentagon study said up to 75% of blacks and other ethnic minorities reported experiencing racially offensive behavior.

Having served in the Air Force, I can honestly say it was the least racist organization I’ve ever been part of...The military isn't utopia when it comes to race, but everyone is a co-equal according to their rank, regardless of race, creed, color, or gender, and is welcome and respected according to their ability.

If the rest of America could live up to this standard the country would be much better off...But this reality doesn't fit into Liberal myth, so the truth about the matter is rarely explained.


2006 - Scientists studying mice said they found what may be a master cardiac stem cell, able to change into the three major cell types in a mammal's heart, in a finding that could help guide heart repair in people.

This is amazing stuff, and the human mind seems almost capable of anything...For good or bad. Here's hoping more scientists keep to the 'Salk' model instead of the 'Mengelian' one.

What's also amazing is there are people who have a problem with scientists using mice to make findings like the one listed above, but have no problem using human fetuses...Such is humanity; and inhumanity.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

November 22 (A Double)

1542 - New laws were passed in Spain giving protection against the enslavement of Indians in the Americas.

Many may ask: 'Why give Indians rights against enslavement, but not blacks?'


The answer is pretty simple: If they had continued enslaving the Indians, who outnumbered the Spaniards by millions, the Indians would have revolted as a general population and eventually slaughtered their masters - or at least forever trying...And don't think for one second many Indians weren't enslaved after this law. It just wasn't government's policy to do so.

Blacks were numerous in the New World, but the Spanish use of a little goodwill towards the Indians allowed them to continue controlling their black slaves.

This decision proved to effect the future of an entire continent, and the biological composition of this continent's people as a Spanish-Indian mix (Mestizo)...Had the Spanish continued to enslave the Indians this would never have happened.

1963 - President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. Texas Governor John B. Connally was seriously wounded, suspect, Lee Harvey Oswald, was arrested, and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States.

A sad day for America, and one which opened up a Pandora's Box of ultra Liberalism...Who knows what JFK would have done as President, but I am quite sure he would have run the Vietnam War much more forcefully than LBJ did - it couldn't have been run much worse.

I'm equally sure he wouldn't have run amok expanding the 'Welfare State' as LBJ did - under the cover of a martyred Kennedy...As every succeeding Democrat has done since.


1930 - Elijah Muhammad formed the Nation of Islam.

I’m gonna leave this one alone…You can fill in the blank on your own.


1942 - Soviet troops completed the encirclement of the German Sixth Army at Stalingrad:  WWII.

By not allowing his generals to fight an intelligent battle (allowing them to retreat and regroup), Hitler more or less wasted a million German troops at Stalingrad.

The 'Man of Steel' would never have allowed the city of his name to fall, and the fact that Hitler insisted on having it is more proof that Germany had no chance to win World War II, because the ‘Fuhrer Principle’ was enough of a handicap to ensure Germany’s eventual defeat.


1943 – The British Royal Air Force began the sustained bombing of Berlin:  WWII.

The tables were finally turned, and the German capital began feeling the ‘rain from hell’ which it had caused in London...This was just the beginning, however, and things got much worse when the Americans began daylight raids.

And the Germans deserved every last bomb they received...Even the supposedly 'innocent Germans.'


1967 - The U.N. Security Council approved Resolution 242, which called for Israel to withdraw from territories it captured in 1967, and implicitly called on adversaries to recognize Israel's right to exist.

Yeah right!

The Arabs invaded Israel, and proceeded to get their tails kicked all over the Middle East, yet Israel was told it must give the Arab thugs their land back...Ha!!

Also, Israel’s 'right to exist' isn’t determined by the U.N...The 'right to exist' is determined by a country’s ability to make ‘existing’ a fact, through its ability to defend itself against those who would destroy it.


1974 - The U.N. General Assembly recognized Palestine’s right to sovereignty and national independence.

What is with these jokers in the U.N.? Re-read the 1967 event.

The Palestinians should be recognized for nothing, except as an unwanted people without a home...If they were wanted there are many Arab counties who could have accepted them, but these countries want nothing to do with them.

This was also a sly way to give Israel a backhanded slap by doing so on the same date as they ‘recognized’ Israel.


1990 - British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, having failed to win re-election of the Conservative Party leadership on the first ballot, announced her resignation.

Margaret Thatcher is one of the most important women in world history, and was a fantastic ally of President Reagan’s in the Cold War.


1992 - President-elect Bill Clinton met in Little Rock, Ark. with sometime-critic Jesse Jackson, who praised the future chief executive as a leader who could "make the nation whole."

1. Jackson is a pathetic loser, and America’s blacks should be ashamed if they consider him a leader (that’s a big ‘IF’).

2. The only thing President Clinton made 'whole' was the whole Hell of a mess he made of Monica BlewClinsky’s blue-dress.


2004 - Ukraine’s central electoral commission said that with 99.38 percent of polling stations reporting, Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich had secured 49.42 percent of the vote compared to 46.7 for his Western-leaning rival, Viktor Yushchenko. Tens of thousands of demonstrators jammed downtown Kiev in freezing temperatures, denouncing Ukraine's presidential runoff election as fraudulent and chanting the name of their reformist candidate. The color orange spread as the symbol of protest and the movement began to be called the Orange Revolution.

Freedom in the land of the former Soviet Union is a dangerous thing to accomplish, and leaning towards the West is even more dangerous...How long Ukraine will keep the Russian Bear at bay is unknown, and Ukraine must be very concerned if the West is willing to help in it's coming time of need.

Sadly, I'm betting the West will fail in this matter.


*I posted the above comment in 2009.  Events have proven my assumption to be correct about the entire thing.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

November 21

1783 - Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier and the Marquis Francois Laurant d'Arlandes made the first flight in a balloon, thus becoming the first men to fly. The pair flew nearly six miles around Paris in 25 minutes reaching an altitude of around 300 feet.

I hate giving the French credit for anything, but they were the first to get a human being off this great big ball we call Earth...An accomplishment which led to much bigger ones.


1806 - The Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon banned all Continental trade with England.

Unfortunately for Napoleon, the Brits were in the process of blocking every European harbor with its superior navy, as well as attacking French merchants in the open seas...Thereby limiting Continental European trade to the continent itself anyway.


That said, neither blockade was very effective and did more to hurt non-combatants than those actually at war.

1938 - Nazi forces occupied western Czechoslovakia (the Sudetenland) and declared its people German citizens:  WWII.

This was the last good chance the Brits and French had to stop the Nazis, and end WWII before it began...Predictably, they chose to 'appease,' just as they had when the Germans reclaimed the Ruhr and overtook Austria, and instead prayed for "peace in our time." The result of such foolishness was tragic.

Less than a year after this ‘last chance’ the Germans attacked all of Europe with the greatest military power ever seen up to that time.


1981 - 400,000 Dutch demonstrated for peace in Amsterdam.

What 'peace' were they demonstrating for? They were demonstrating against President Reagan’s verbal and political assault on the Soviet Union.

If these joker’s had their way the U.S.S.R. would still be in full bloom.


We'll see how peaceful they remain when their country is taken over by Muslims...And exactly will the Muslims take over?  The Dutch aren't having children, the Muslims are.

1999 - President Clinton called on prosperous nations to spread global wealth by helping poor countries with Internet hookups, cell phones, debt relief and small loans.

I think he must have 'inhaled' before making this statement...Only a Liberal could come up with such foolishness as Internet hookups for starving people without electricity.

The poor need food and clean water more than anything, not 'toys'...Maybe he's planning on them eating them, but I’d think it would be hard on the gut.

Along with basic necessities, they also need decent leaders who will allow them to live freely...Which is the longest of long shots.


2000 - President Clinton agreed not to punish China for exporting missile components to Iran and Pakistan after China promised to end future technological cooperation with countries seeking to develop missile weaponry.

I know it is hard to believe, but the Chinese didn’t keep their promise, and along with Russia, have been a large factor in the evolving nuclear crisis in Iran...Not that our so-called friends in Europe haven't had a hand in the matter, either.


2002 - The Baltic nations of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania joined former Communist states Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia as the next wave of NATO states.

Great!  Lets stomp around in the Ruskie's back yard when they are down...I'm sure this will turn out just fine.  And these countries know it.


The question these countries should be asking: 'is the U.S. as loyal an ally as they are to the U.S.?'...That question must be very scary.

2003 - The U.S. Air Force conducted a second test of the 'Mother of All Bombs,' officially the Massive Ordnance Air Blast.

Here’s hoping the MOAB is currently being fitted for use with bunker-busting technology, because it may need to be used on Iran’s nuclear facilities...Either that or low-grade nukes.

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