Thursday, December 14, 2017

December 15

1791 - The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (the Bill of Rights) went into effect following ratification by Virginia.

So much anguish went into guaranteeing these right, yet the politicians of today want to deny or pervert the value of many...Particularly the 1st, 2nd and 10th Amendments.

1st Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

What part of this speaks of 'separation of church and state?' The Founding Fathers surely had no intention of such foolishness...This is a modern concept, created simply for the sake of destroying religion (or more to the point, destroying moral codes of any kind).

Also, the Left is well on its way towards destroying 'freedom of speech,' by insisting that only the speech they approve of should be free...A true tyranny of the language, defined as 'Political Correctness.'

2nd Amendment: A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

What part of that says the government can deny people arms/guns? The Founding Fathers knew the dangers of an unarmed citizenry. Specifically, the danger of an unarmed citizenry against an all-powerful government.

10th Amendment: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

This one is the saddest joke of them all, as modern-day Liberals have hijacked the concept of 'leave it to the states' or 'leave it to the people,' and taken it to mean 'leave it to the judges' - Liberal judges that is.

1938 - The U.S. sent its fourth note to Berlin demanding amnesty for Jews:  WWII.

I’m sure Hitler was shaken by this 'fourth note'...The other three didn’t scare him, but this fourth one must have really made him nervous.

This is exactly why you do not negotiate with insane dictators with territorial ambitions.

It's a good thing we have the U.N. to take care of these problem now, however...HAHAHAHAHA.

1945 - General Douglas MacArthur, in his capacity as Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in the Pacific, brought an end to Shintoism as Japan's established religion. The Shinto system included the belief that the emperor, in this case Hirohito, was divine.

MacArthur is one of my favorite individuals in American History, and it was events like this one which set him aside from the modern fools we have running our country...There is no way we would do the same now.

In the end Islam will cost more lives than Shintoism, but no one will ever have the balls to ban Islam - not that it would be possible...Though it would be a great idea.

1973 - The American Psychiatric Association reversed its long-standing position and declared homosexuality is not a mental illness.

I agree 100%...It is behavioral, not a mental illness.

And I'm not saying it's necessarily 'bad behavior.'  I'm just saying it it behavioral.

2001 - With a crash and a large dust cloud, a 50-foot tall section of steel, the last standing piece of the World Trade Center's facade, was brought down in New York.

I have six words for this event: NEVER FORGET! NEVER FORGIVE! NEVER AGAIN!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

December 14

1967 - DNA was created in a test tube.

INCREDIBLE POTENTIAL and INCREDIBLY SCARY!!!! It all depends on which kind of scientists are using the technology...Will it be the Dr. Jonas Salks or Dr. Josef Mengeles of the world????

Sadly, I'm betting on Mengelians posing as Salks.

1799 - George Washington died at his Mount Vernon home at age 67.

Washington is much more than the 'Father of Our Country', he's the 'Greatest American'...There is no way there would be a United States without Washington, which is why he must forever be known as the 'Indispensable Man.'

1937 - Japanese troops conquered and plundered Nanking:  WWII.

Most are ignorant to the fact WWII began in 1937 with the invasion of China by Japan...The
Rape of Nanking is a horrible story, and one which must be understood to fully acknowledge the brutality of the Imperial Japanese - who were every bit as bad as their Nazi allies.

Here's a number to put the Japanese in WWII in perspective:  They killed around 300,000 Chinese in Nanking alone.  The U.S. lost around 400,000 in the entire war.

1939 - The Soviet Union was dropped from the League of Nations:  WWII.

Less than ten years later the Soviet Union was added to the United Nations...Same country (with much more territory and many more enslaved people), and the same Joseph Stalin.

Such is the joke known as the United Nations.

1946 - The United Nations General Assembly voted to establish the U.N. headquarters in New York City. It also, adopted a disarmament resolution prohibiting atomic bombs.

The Circle Jerk Group is based on wonderful ideas and ideals, but is nothing more than a pipe dream for Utopians, a resource for espionage, and a staging ground for international fraud and plunder against the American taxpayer.

1988 - In a dramatic policy shift, President Reagan authorized the United States to enter into a "substantive dialogue" with the Palestine Liberation Organization, after chairman Yasser Arafat said he was renouncing "all forms of terrorism."

Thank goodness Arafat ‘renounced all forms of terrorism'...Except against Israel, of course.

Reagan is one of my favorite U.S. presidents, but he should have shunned the Hitler-in-a-Headdress instead of giving him recognition.

1995 - AIDS patient Jeff Getty received the first ever bone-marrow transplant from a baboon. The experimental procedure at a San Francisco hospital was criticized by animal rights activists.

'Animal Rights Zealots' are completely insane, and the thought of putting any animal ahead of a human is repulsive.

What is really nuts is I’d bet the AIDS and Animal Rights activists are political allies almost 100% of the time...But I guess that comes to an end when humans with AIDS can be helped by animals.

1998 - President Clinton stood witness as hundreds of Palestinian leaders renounced a call for the destruction of Israel.

What a disgrace for an American president to pretend these scumbags mean anything they say...If he had any morals Clinton would have walked off the stage and left the event. But then again, no one has ever accused Clinton of having morals.

1999 - In Seattle, Ahmed Ressam was arrested after crossing the border at Port Angeles from Canada with bomb-making materials, including 200-pounds of urea, timing devices and a bottle of RDX (cyclotrimethylene trinitramine) in the trunk of his car.

September 11, 2001 was simply a stepping stone in Global Jihadist aspirations...There will be many, many more, with ever increasing death and destruction.

But whatever you do, don't say anything if a Muslim boy brings a bomb-looking-clock to your local school...That would make you a racist.

2001 - The German Parliament approved a plan to shut down all nuclear power plants within 20-years.

Stupid fools...Maybe they are planning on reopening some concentration camps and running their country on the power of Jewish labor again.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

December 13

2003 - American forces captured Saddam Hussein who was hiding in a hole near his hometown of Tikrit.

This was great news, but I'm still amazed he was captured and not killed...Thankfully, Saddam met the hangman on December 30, 2006, which is how every despot on should meet his end.

Go here to watch the SOB die...Yes, it is the real deal.  The video and audio quality are not great, but the outcome is.

1577 - English Captain Sir Francis Drake set out with five ships on a nearly three-year journey which took him around the world.

Drake was a great explorer, and an even better pirate, looting the Spanish many times...Truly one of the astronauts of his time.

1636 - America's first permanent militia regiments, among the oldest continuing units in history, were organized by the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

This event is considered the birthday of the U.S. National Guard...Happy 381st Birthday.

1863 - The Battle of Fredericksburg: U.S. Civil War.  Confederate forces dealt Union troops a major defeat, which ended at Marye’s Heights with the bloody slaughter of Union troops.

The Union had over 120,000 troops, led by General Burnside, against Lee’s 78,000 Confederate troops...In this debacle, Burnside proved he had no business commanding such a large force - which he tried to persuade President Lincoln of prior to the battle, by the way.

The Confederates left the battle with a victory and about 5,000 casualties, compared to over 12,500 for the Union force.

1998 - Puerto Rican voters rejected statehood by a vote of 50.2% to 46.5%. The winning option was none of the above, but was interpreted as a decision to remain a commonwealth within the U.S. with local autonomy.

They’d much rather continue sucking at the nipple of the American cow without the responsibility that comes with being an American state - or even an independent State.

2000 - George W. Bush claimed the presidency five weeks after Election Day, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court shut down further recounts of disputed ballots in Florida. Democrat Al Gore conceded, delivering a call for national unity.

After tearing apart the nation, Al Gore called for national unity...And then proceeded to take ‘pot-shots’ at Bush at every opportunity he could.

What a POS!

2004 - The U.N. restricted its humanitarian operations in Sudan's troubled South Darfur area following a shooting that killed two aid workers.

What a sad joke! How can anyone put any stock in the U.N. if it proves itself to be useless even in Third World toilets?

The problem with the U.N. is stated in the headline: The U.N. loses two people and it turns tail.

Solving tough problems requires tough people...The U.N. is a panty-waste organization, which is why it can't handle tough problems.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

December 12

2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the Al Gore campaign by reversing the Florida Supreme Court's decision to recount presidential votes and remanded the case back to that court.

This is the day the Al Gore 'Presidential Heist Attempt' ended.

Just to show what a POS he really was, if Al had won his own state (Tennessee) he’d have won the presidency...Luckily those who knew him best, knew he shouldn't be president.

1799 - Two days before his death, George Washington composed his last letter, to Alexander Hamilton, his aide-de-camp during the Revolution and later his Secretary of the Treasury. In the letter he urged Hamilton to work for the establishment of a national military academy. Washington wrote that letter at the end of a long, cold day of snow, sleet and rain that he had spent out-of-doors. He remained outside for more than five hours, according to his secretary Tobias Lear, and did not change out of his wet clothes or dry his hair when he returned home.

This isn’t a great historic event, but stories of the 'Indispensable Man' should be read by all.  They always have a special place in the heart of this historian.

1800 - Washington D.C. was established as the capital of the United States.

A great place to visit, but...Just go visit it.

1930 - The last Allied troops left the Saar, Germany.

Within three years Hitler was Fuhrer, and the Ruhr and Saar were re-militarized by Germany...And then the rest of the lovely story followed.

1946 - A United Nations committee voted to accept a six-block tract of Manhattan real estate offered as a gift by John D. Rockefeller Jr. to be the site of U.N. headquarters.

Such a magnanimous fool...Thanks a lot Jr.

1988 - PLO leader Yasir Arafat accepted Israel's 'right to exist.'

Sure he did!

All I know is I ‘accept Yasir’s right to be dead’...I hope he's enjoying his 72 virgins. IN HELL!

1995 - By only three votes, the U.S. Senate killed a constitutional amendment giving Congress authority to outlaw flag burning and other forms of desecration against Old Glory.

For those keeping score at home:  Today in America, it is ok to pull down your pants and take a crap on the U.S. flag...But your kids can’t celebrate a Christmas party at school.

We are getting closer to the Lunatic Fringe every day.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

December 11

1941 - Germany declared war on the United States, bringing America, which had been neutral, into the European conflict.

The bombing of Pearl Harbor surprised even Germany. Although Hitler made an oral agreement with his Axis partner Japan that Germany would join a war against the United States, he was uncertain as to how the war would be engaged. Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor answered that question.

On December 8, Japanese Ambassador Oshima went to German Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop to nail the Germans down on a formal declaration of war against America. Von Ribbentrop stalled for time; he knew Germany was under no obligation to do this under the terms of the Tripartite Pact, which promised help if Japan was attacked, but not if Japan was the aggressor. Von Ribbentrop feared the addition of another antagonist, the United States, would overwhelm the German war effort. But Hitler thought otherwise.

Nice guess Adolph.

The Allies were lucky this nut took over control of the German armed forces, dragging them down with the 'Fuhrer Principle' (all major, and many minor, decisions could only be made by the Austrian Corporal)...It would have been much more difficult to defeat Germany had their military people been in charge with the ability to make reasonable tactical and strategic decisions.

Also, why didn't the U.S. declare war on Germany on Dec. 8 (as it did with Japan)?...I wonder if we would have stayed out had Hitler not jumped the gun. Hmmm!

1620 - 103 'Mayflower Pilgrims' landed at Plymouth Rock.

They left England searching for religious freedom...And must be rolling over in their graves seeing what is going on in modern-day America, with Liberals trying to destroy religion in America.

1972 - Challenger, the Lunar Lander for Apollo 17, touched down on the Moon's surface. It was the last time man visited the Moon. The last two to walk on the surface of the moon were Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan.

We must return...Our Manifest Destiny did not end at the Pacific Ocean.

2006 - The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said it granted the U.S. and Russia a five-year extension to the 2007 deadline for destroying their chemical weapon stockpiles. The Chemicals Weapons Convention which went into effect in April 1997. Extensions were also granted to India and Libya as well as one country that requested anonymity.

Call me a skeptic, but I highly doubt any country which had/has chemical weapons is fulfilling their agreement on this matter...Including the U.S.

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Saturday, December 09, 2017

December 10

1994 - Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin received the Nobel Peace Prize, pledging to pursue their mission of healing the anguished Middle East.

Arafat received a 'Peace Prize?' This has to be the ultimate proof the Nobel Peace Prize is an absolute joke...Well, that and Obama getting one before doing anything - including setting the Middle East on fire.

But it does give the Iranian Mullahs, the loony Kim family in North Korea, Vlad, etc., hope for getting one someday...Maybe everyone can share one for the fine work they've done in Syrian and Iraq.

1520 - German reformer Martin Luther publicly burned Pope Leo X's bull, 'Exsurge Domine,' which demanded Luther recant his 'protestant' heresies, including that of justification by faith alone rather than through purchased indulgences or other papal favors.

Luther put his life on the line, and his ‘afterlife’...Remember, according to Church doctrine he couldn’t go to Heaven without receiving his ‘Last Rites,’ and if excommunicated he could not receive such ‘Rites.’

This was a huge deal in the 16th Century, yet Luther stood his ground.

The Church brought this problem on itself, through the mess of the Papacy during the 14th-16th Centuries, and the Protestant Reformation was probably the best thing that could have ever happened to the Roman Church.

1864 - Union General William T. Sherman completed his 'March to the Sea' when he arrived in front of Savannah, Georgia:  U.S. Civil War.

He ‘arrived,’ but it took a 12-day siege before Sherman was able to invest Savannah...Which made a very nice Christmas president for President Lincoln.

1869 - Women's suffrage (right to vote) was granted in the Wyoming Territory...The first in the U.S.

The U.S. isn’t a perfect nation, and it’s history is filled with issues which should have been made right from the start, but weren’t...This is one.

What's great about the U.S., though, is the fact we have a system in place which allows us to eventually get it right.

Amazingly, nationwide women’s suffrage had to wait another 50-years.

1898 - Spain signed the Peace of Paris Treaty officially ending the Spanish-American War. It gave Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines to the United States.

Isolation and the United States ceased to by synonymous, as America claimed its first piece of the ‘global pie.’

1948 - The U.N. General Assembly adopted its Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

What a dumb ass, Utopian ideal...This same group has defended the right to exist for such ‘Human Rights Sponsors’ as Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot, Castro, Mao, etc.

1949 - 150,000 French troops massed at the border in Vietnam to prevent a Chinese invasion.

Can you imagined if the Chinese called their bluff, and invaded? The world would have seen one of two events occur:

1. The French participating in the world’s largest 'Sit Down Demonstration.'

2. A massive slaughter of Frenchies on the battlefield.

Knowing the Chinese as I think I do, they'd have massacred them if #1 occurred, too.

2006 - The oil-rich Arab states on the Persian Gulf said they would consider starting a joint nuclear program for peaceful purposes. The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council included Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.

Another of the many ugly realities of allowing Iran to obtain atomic power...For peaceful or belligerent uses.

And who knows how long the six states listed above will remain 'peaceful' as well? It's a massive stretch to label Saudi Arabia as 'peaceful' at this time, let alone any time in the future.

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Friday, December 08, 2017

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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Thursday, December 07, 2017

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."


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 Congressional 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...Thankfully, our current president isn't likely to get involved with such madness, either.

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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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

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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Monday, December 04, 2017

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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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 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 was 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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Saturday, December 02, 2017

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, 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 Chinese and 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!

That was funny when I first wrote it in 2005...Not so much any more.

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Friday, December 01, 2017

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.
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 - crushing the Germans with temperatures 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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Thursday, November 30, 2017

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.
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.

Now you 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 Soviet 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, BLM, 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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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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 eventually 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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Monday, November 27, 2017

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...Also, 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...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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Sunday, November 26, 2017

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 kings dividing their holdings among their sons did much to undo their greatness because it fractured their kingdoms into ever smaller lands.

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 in the future - specifically in North Korea when it comes to China.

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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Saturday, November 25, 2017

November 26 (A Triple)

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

The Lex Titia (a Roman law) 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, because in doing so we 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...Luckily, they at least took over the area which eventually became Normandy.

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 blessing and 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 heel.

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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Friday, November 24, 2017

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 find much of both books to be pretty fantastical.

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. 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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