THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Sunday, July 31, 2016

August 1 (A Quadruple)

1619 - The first twenty blacks landed in the territory of the modern United States - at Jamestown, Va.

A big day, on many levels...Of course slavery was horrible, and can't be looked at in any other light. But I wonder if some good came of it for blacks?

It sounds insensitive, but I often wonder if American blacks would rather still be in Africa?

Africa is the Hell-pit of the Earth, and its population suffers mightily...If they could turn back time, would American blacks wish their forefathers to have been left alone in Africa?

I think the instant answer would be YES!! But I wonder if this would be the same if thought through.

1834 - The British Empire outlawed slavery.

This was a huge event in the global slave trade, because the Brits controlled the seas, and used its navy to slow the transit of slaves from Africa to Europe and the New World.

The unfortunate aspect of it was slavery in the Americas was such a 'necessary' source of labor, a new system was devised to continue acquiring slaves: Chattel Slavery...They were bred, born and traded as a commodity, and often separated from their family.

1914 - Germany declared war on Russia, France mobilized against Germany, and Italy declared its neutrality:  WWI.

Austria v. Serbia would have been a small matter, but the introduction of Germany, Russia and France into the war made it a huge issue - a World War...Italy declaring neutrality was just its way of saying it was waiting to see which was going to be the winning side.


1992 - Pero married his wonderful wife - Melissa.

A life-changing day, the likes of which I hadn't had since I was eight years old, and didn't have again until my children came along.

I'm not a perfect husband by any stretch of the imagination, but heaven knows my intentions have always been towards being as perfect as I can...Here's hoping I'm deserving and blessed enough to be able to keep this wonderful woman for all of my life.


527 - Justinian I became the sole Byzantine Emperor.

There were few great emperors after the fall of Rome, but Justinian was one...His most famous work was the creation of the Justinian Code, but he also expanded the Byzantine Empire militarily, and was a proponent of the Church (it hadn't split at this time).

Justinian is also a saint in the Orthodox Christian tradition.


1794 - The Whiskey Rebellion.

This was the second great internal battle in the new nation (after the 1786 Shays Rebellion), and one President Washington attacked head on...Thankfully, because it had the possibility of splitting the country.

Washington looked at this as a chance to test federalism, and along with Alexander Hamilton took the necessary steps to put the rebellion down.


1881 - The U.S. Quarantine Station was authorized at Angel Island, San Francisco Bay.

Oh what most Americans would give to have such an entity re-established at every port of entry.

But this wouldn't be fair to those coming over with HIV, AIDS, TB, Hep A/B/C, WMD, etc...I can already picture the ACLU running amok, defending the right to enter the U.S. with diseases from Hell.


1936 - Adolph Hitler opened the 11th Olympic Games in Berlin.

Last I checked the Olympic 'Ideal' is everything the Nazi's weren't...But if one takes a closer look, both are/were little more than groups of crooked scumbags.

Thankfully Jesse Owens was there to stick it up Der Fuhrer's ass...Sadly, within three years Hitler was marching on the very neighbors who allowed him to host this pathetic spectacle.


1944 - An uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland against Nazi occupation, which lasted two months before collapsing:  WWII.

Too little, too late for the Poles, but within a few months they were 'liberated'...A cruel joke, considering their new masters (the Soviets) were little better than their old ones.


1966 - Britain disbanded the Colonial Office, ending the British Empire.

The Empire had been over for a long time, but this marks its legal ending...That said, there are still many members of the U.K., and Britain is still a major player on the world stage.


1975 - The Helsinki Pact: Guaranteeing boundaries and civil rights in Europe.

Hahahahaha! The only thing guaranteeing anything for the Euros is the might of the United States, and the 'Peace Americana' it has established.

If left to their own, the Euros would continue their centuries old game of never-ending warfare...And to a certain extent the French and Germans are continuing to do so, but through the methods of E.U. politics and euro monetary strangulation instead of war.


Oh, and the Ruskies are still at the eastern fringe of Europe...And they won't be weak forever - as we've seen in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, etc.

Never forget these two truths:

"War is the continuation of Politics by other means." - Carl von Clauswitz
"Politics is the continuation of War by other means." - Poison Pero

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

July 31

1917 - The Third battle of Ypres began (ended November 10):  WWI.

This battle is properly known as the Battle of Passchendalele, and is one of the major battles of World War I, with over 700,000 casualties between the two sides...Ypres was also the last great trench warfare battle in history.

"...I died in Hell (they called it Passchendaele) my wound was slight and I was hobbling back; and then a shell burst slick upon the duckboards; so I fell into the bottomless mud, and lost the light." - Siegfried Sassoon


1291 - Egyptian Mameluke's conquered Beirut, ending the European presence in Palestine and Syria.

It was only a matter of time before the Muslims conquered the area...This should also be seen as an end of relative peace in the region as well, because Muslims have been more brutal on each other than the Christians ever were.


1777 - The Marquis de Lafayette, a 19-year-old French nobleman, was made a major-general in the American Continental Army:  American Revolutionary War.

Lafayette is one of only six people to be given the title of 'honorary citizen of the U.S,' and played a huge role in the victory of the Colonials over the Brits...His role was as an advisor to Washington, but more important was his influence on the French to join the battle against the Brits.

A quote from the Continental Congress: "that his services be accepted, and that, in consideration of his zeal, illustrious family and connexions, he have the rank and commission of major-general of the United States."


1919 - Germany's Wiemar Constitution was adopted.

The Germans couldn't have devised a worse system to succeed the Kaiser, and created a paper-tiger for a government in a nation in desperate need of strong leadership...Unfortunately, a strong leader is exactly what they eventually got. It took 14-years, but he surely arrived.


1932 - German Election: Nazis received 37.3% of the vote.

THIS IS WHAT THE WIEMAR CONSTITUTION CREATED!!!

Hitler and the Nazi's received just over 1/3 of the vote in 1932, but took over the nation in 1933...Huh!!

A stupid system, with the perfect conditions for a takeover, and a brilliant (though demented) man to perform the taking.

And never forget, Der Fuhrer and his maniacal followers were ELECTED!!!! Voting matters, but democracies aren't the most important factor in a peaceful nation - freedom is.


1987 - Iranian pilgrims and riot police clashed in Mecca, resulting in some 400 deaths, according to the Saudi government which blamed Iranians for the violence.

Go back to my comment from the 1291 event above.


1994 - The U.N. Security Council authorized member states to use "all necessary means" to oust the military leadership in Haiti.

Question: Why on Earth would the U.N. 'authorize' the Haitian leadership to be removed, but not Saddam in Iraq? Hmmmm...Could it be the Euros running the U.N. had no financial interests in Haiti, but definitely did in Iraq? Of course that's why.


1996 - The White House won agreement with key Republican lawmakers on a package of anti-terrorism measures.

I thought Muslims loved the U.S. when Bill Clinton was in office?? Come on now, the Muslim world only hated George W. Bush.

Seriously, the media and Leftist Dems have been telling us this since 9/11/11...So it must be true.


2006 - The U.N. passed Resolution 1696, demanding that Iran suspend uranium enrichment by the end of August.

What a sad joke...Both the resolution and the U.N., that is.

1997 - In Brooklyn, New York, police seized five bombs believed bound for terrorist attacks on New York City subways.

Go back to my comment from the 1996 event above.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

July 30

1419 - Anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, stormed the town hall in Prague and threw Catholic counselors out of the windows - beginning the Hussite Wars.

Huss was killed on July 6, 1419 and it didn't take long for word to spread.

The Church should have seen the Reformation coming at this time, but instead continued on its merry way of bastardizing the faith through the dishonorable policies of the official Roman Catholic Church.

That said, had the Church been wise it would have treated Martin Luther as it did Huss 98-years earlier, but Luther had luck and the German princes on his side.

1619 - The first representative assembly in America convened in Jamestown, Virginia: the House of Burgesses.

This is one of the great-grandfathers of the U.S. Congress...One of the brilliant steps made by the Colonists on their way to creating this great nation.


1863 - President Lincoln gave an order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot. The order became known as the 'eye-for-eye' order:  U.S. Civil War.

This should be the standard order for any American prisoner executed (then or now)...Black, white or otherwise.

And as an added incentive for our enemies to treat our prisoners like human beings, we should let it be known we will kill enemy prisoners on a one-to-one ratio, starting with the highest ranking prisoner we have, working our way down...I guarantee this would have a powerful effect. Much more than the useless Geneva Accords, which no one except the U.S. follows.


1864 - Union forces tried to take Petersburg, Virginia, by exploding a mine under Confederate defense lines:  U.S. Civil War.

What a fiasco...Many Union troops were caught in the mine when the explosion went off. Obviously they didn't make it out.


1945 - The USS 'Indianapolis,' which had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Only 316 out of 1,196 men survived the sinking and shark-infested waters:  WWII.

The U.S. was the superior force in the war, but also had many incidences of LUCK...This was one.

Had this ship been sunk on the way to delivering its cargo there would have been no A-Bomb on Hiroshima. Instead the second bomb would have been the first, which didn't get the Japanese to surrender...And the war may have went on, forcing the U.S. to invade Japan, which would have been much worse than the A-Bomb. Particularly for the Japanese.

Plus, the Japanese had a little surprise in store for the U.S. had the war continued...MAKE SURE YOU RETURN ON SEPTEMBER 22!!!


1956 - The phrase, "In God We Trust," was adopted as the U.S. National Motto.

OH MY GOD!!! I can't believe the government committed such a heinous violation of the 'separation of church and state'...NOT!!!

It's a good thing they did it in 1956, because the howling jackals with (D)'s behind their names would never allow it to happen today.


1965 - President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Medicare bill, which went into effect the following year.

Mark my words: Eventually Medicare coupled with ObamaCare will bankrupt our economy.

I'm not the first to say it, and I won't be the last...But I will be correct.


1975 - Former Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in suburban Detroit; although presumed dead, his remains have never been found.

Good riddance to a POS thug.


1991 - A special U.N. commission to Iraq announced it found 46,000 chemical shells and warheads and 3,000 tons of raw materials for weapons.

They had them in 1991, and they are still around...They just haven't been found - in Iraq or elsewhere.

Remember, we found a flight-line of Iraqi airplanes buried underground...If we keep looking we'll find the WMD as well. Even though we may have to eventually look in other countries to find it.


2005 - Rep. William Jefferson (D), received $100,000 at the Ritz-Carlton in Arlington, Virginia, to use for bribing Abubakar Atiku, vice-president of Nigeria. Vernon Jackson, a Kentucky businessman, later admitted to paying over $400,000 in bribes to secure deals for his telecommunications company in Nigeria and other African countries.

The Democrats forced Jefferson to retire from the House, right? Hahaha! Who are you kidding? Only Republicans have to pay for being so stupid.


2012 - A power failure in India left over 300 million people without electricity.

There are power outages every day in the U.S...Imagine a power outage affecting 300 million Americans.  There would be chaos,  looting, rioting and killing all over the place.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

July 29

1588 - The Battle of Gravelines: The Spanish Armada was defeated by an English fleet under Lord Howard and Sir Francis Drake.

The battle was a tactical draw, but a strategic victory for the English because the Spanish were never able to re-create a force large enough to attempt an invasion.

The defeat of the Armada also began a 200-year decline for the Spanish, and a 300+ year rise in power for the English...Signaling a global change in the balance of power.

1921 - Adolf Hitler became the President of the Nationalist Socialist German Workers' Party - later called the Nazi Party.

How this rag-tag group and pathetic Austrian came to power in Germany is truly amazing, and tragic...But, make no mistake, it could happen again. It could happen in any country under the right conditions.


2004 - John Kerry gave his acceptance speech as the Democratic presidential nominee before 15,000 supporters in Boston’s Fleet Center: “I’m John Kerry, and I’m reporting for duty.”

What a putz...Amazingly, he was within striking distance of becoming President of the United States.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July 28

1914 - Austria declared war on Serbia, marking the start of World War I.

The First World War, the Great War, the War of the Nations and the War to End All Wars...The first three of those names are reasonable, but the last one i
s a cruel joke.

Sadly, WWI led to over 15,000,000 civilian and battle deaths...Even more sadly, it didn’t come to a conclusive finish, and another 40,000,000+ deaths and the destruction of most of Europe and much of Asia followed in the 1940's.

As a result, the peace treaty which ended the war was nothing more than the establishment of a ‘phony peace’ and a path towards WWII.

1588 - The Spanish Armada set sail to overthrow England's Queen Elizabeth I.

Two days till one of the most important naval battles in history...And it didn’t turn out well for the Grande y Felicissima Armada - "large and most fortunate fleet".


1794 - Maximilien Robespierre was guillotined. Known as 'The Incorruptible,' he launched the French Revolution's 'Reign of Terror.'

I guess this is a perfect example of the old saying: "Those who live by the sword (guillotine), die by the sword (guillotine)."


1866 - The metric system was authorized for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States.

I’m a traditionalist, but the metric system is so superior to the U.S. Customary Unit System...Any time a system of 10’s can be used it should, and our current system is almost impossible to memorize.

For once I will give it to the Euros; we should change 100%.


1868 - The 14th Amendment to the Constitution, establishing citizenship for American blacks and guaranteeing due process of law, was ratified.

The 14th is one of the most important Amendments, even though many question its legitimacy because it was forced on the Southern states as a prerequisite to rejoin the Union...Such are the spoils of war. The Southerners made their bed, and this was a condition of continuing to lay in it.


Unfortunately,  much legal gymnastics has been done by the Left to pursue their radical agenda through the bastardization of this amendment.

1931 - The U.S. Congress established 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as the national anthem.

What a brilliant song:

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

I’m sure you are familiar with this portion of the song, but there are three other parts...
Click here to see the lyrics, hear the tune and read a history of the Star Spangled Banner.

1943 - President Franklin Roosevelt announced the end of coffee rationing:  WWII.

Whoa!!! Can you imagine if the president did this in our time? I can already see the ACLU(seless) running wild, complaining about civil rights being trampled on.

Anti-war psychos.


1945 - The U.S. Senate ratified the United Nations Charter.

The U.N. is the most corrupt, unethical, crooked entity in the world, but the U.S. is it's major benefactor...Which makes us guilty by association.


1995 - A jury in Union, South Carolina, rejected the death penalty for Susan Smith, sentencing her instead to life in prison for drowning her two young sons. She will be eligible for parole after 30-years.

1. This mother strapped her kids into a car, locked the doors and rolled them into a lake to die by asphyxiation due to drowning...Is there a worse way to die?

2. Senator Ted Kennedy (the Duke of Chappaquiddick Bay) did more or less the same thing (only one victim, though), but received little more than a few months probation...Mrs. Smith should have appealed to get double what Teddy got.

3. Had Susan Smith executed her children before they were born there would have been no consequences for her...So she decided to perform a post-term abortion?!?! Either way you have dead kids, but who are we to deny her the 'right to choose' to kill her kids?

THIS PATHETIC BITCH KILLED HER CHILDREN!!! The worst crime imaginable...And she didn't even do it in a quick, 'humane' way. They suffered and had to think through their deaths and wonder why their MOMMY was doing it to them.

Susan Smith deserved the death penalty, and justice was screwed by the decision to give her life in prison, with an opportunity for parole.

Here's hoping justice is eventually served at the hands of a shank-wielding bull dyke in the pen.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

July 27

1953 - After two years and 17-days of truce negotiations, an end was declared to the war in Korea.

60-years later and we still face off across the DMZ with the North Koreans...An armistice may have been proclaimed but peace has never been established.

It is an absolute disgrace this war continues to live up to it’s infamous nickname: The Forgotten War...It was the first battle of the Cold War, and should be remembered and memorialized as such.

Many don’t understand the Korean War, but the three most important facts of the war are:

1. Japan was never infiltrated or invaded by the Communists, because the American presence was maintained on the Asian Mainland - at South Korea.

2. Almost 50,000,000 South Koreans currently live in peace instead of under the domination of the North Korean Hell State, due to the efforts of our brave soldiers...South Korea is also a fully functional member of the free nations of the world, and a fantastic trading partner.

3.  North Korea is one of the world's most awful places, because it is not only a communist nation, but a communist nation in the Stalinist-mold.

Unfortunately, many Americans have allowed the memory of the Korean War to fade away...This must never happen - which is why its memorial is so important.
 
1995 - The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington D.C. by President Bill Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young-sam.

This is by far the most outstanding and powerful war memorial in D.C...Yes, even more than the WWII or Vietnam memorials - and this is meant with no disrespect.

The 19 Soldiers, the Pool of Remembrance, and the 'ghost wall' (with over 2,000 sandblasted photographs) are awesome, but it is the inscriptions on the floor which caught my attention...The ground-level inscriptions were overwhelming, and I stood there with tears in my eyes thinking of the fight we fought for. One in particular caught my attention; because as Americans it stated what we are:

"OUR NATION HONORS HER SONS AND DAUGHTERS WHO ANSWERED THE CALL TO DEFEND A COUNTRY THEY NEVER KNEW AND A PEOPLE THEY NEVER MET."

If that isn't America, I don't know what is.


1861 - Union General George B. McClellan was put in command of the Army of the Potomac:  U.S. Civil War.

McClellan was the golden-boy of the U.S. Army, but proved to be a disaster as Commander of the Army of the Potomac.

He took the field with the largest and most modern army in the world, but didn’t have the testicular fortitude to take the battle to the Confederates...McClellan's failure in 1861 was ridiculous, and the war should have ended in this first year. But it wasn't to be.

As a result, the war lasted four years, cost the nation over 500,000 deaths, destroyed the infrastructure of the South, and tore at the delicate emotional fabric of our young nation...Such is the importance of having the right man in the right place at the right time - IE:  Washington, Greene, Grant, Marshall, Ike, MacArthur, etc.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

July 26

1956 - Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.

This is the possible reality of every business in a foreign land...Also, it's nice to know the link between the Mediterranean and Red seas are controlled by a possible Islamist nation.

Some day this could be an incredibly costly event.


1945 - The USS Indianapolis, carrying the atomic bomb, arrived in the Marianas:  WWII.

In 11 days the world saw the power of this awesome weapon. A weapon which changed the world forever.


1945 - Winston Churchill resigned as British Prime Minister after his Conservatives were soundly defeated by the Labor Party. Clement Attlee became the new prime minister.

How the Brits turned on Churchill almost immediately after WWII in Europe was decided is beyond me...But, I shouldn’t be surprised.

The Brits didn’t want Churchill until they had to - due to the reality of the war...And they didn’t want him after the war was no longer in doubt.


1948 - President Truman signed Executive Order 9981, ending segregation in the U.S. Military.

This action belongs alongside those of Jackie Robinson, MLK, Rosa Parks, etc., in the history of the Civil Rights movement.


1953 - The Battle of Moncada Barracks: Fidel Castro began the Cuban rebellion with the '26th of July Movement,' against the Fulgenico Batista's regime.

The Cuban revolution began here, even though the battle was a failure...It took Castro six years to overthrow Batista, but like every successful revolutionary leader he was able to create a cult of personality which helped him achieve power. Fidel's began at the 'Barracks.'


2000 - A federal judge in New York approved a $1.25 billion settlement between Swiss banks and more than half-a-million plaintiffs who alleged the banks hoarded money deposited by Holocaust victims.

Lets do the math: $1,250,000,000/500,000 people = $2,500/person...This is a cruel joke.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

July 25

1978 - The world's first test-tube baby, Louise Joy Brown, was born in Lancashire, England.

What an awesome display of the power of science...And an arrogant display of the power of science.

In an age of uncountable abortions and fears of overpopulation you would think there’d be no need for such creations...But there are few restrictions on modern-day Mengelians, who care only about playing God in their attempt to disprove God.


325 - The Council of Nicaea ended. Its 300 attending bishops drafted the 'Nicene Creed' and fixed the formula for Easter Sunday.

This was the first 'ecumenical council’ (universal council)...The council was also a strong denunciation of the Arian Christians, and helped pull the various churches together.


On a different subject,  I hope you don't confuse these Arians with Hitler's 'master race' Aryans.

326 - Roman Emperor Constantine refused to carry out the traditional pagan sacrifices.

A truly revolutionary event, and one which could have only been gotten away with by an emperor of such strength and standing...An event which was a display of support for the Council of Nicaea.


1394 - Charles VI of France issued a decree for the general expulsion of Jews from France.

Just another country which threw the Jews out. It’s been happening since the days of the Babylonians, and continues to this day...Which is why the Israelis must be willing to go nukes if need be to keep Israel.


1554 - Mary Tudor, Queen of England, married King Philip of Spain.

It was bad enough for the queen to be a Catholic, but marrying the Spanish monarch was too much...This was a choice she felt she had to make to protect herself from the Protestant lords, but ended up being the beginning of the end of her 3+ year reign.


1570 - Ivan 'the Terrible,' Czar of Russia, attended the public execution of almost all his advisers and ministers.

Imagine how he treated his enemies...I guess Ivan earned his nickname.

It's amazing two of the most revered Russian leaders are also two of it's most brutal: Ivan the Terrible and Joseph Stalin...As such, no one should be surprised the Ruskies continue to support Vladimir Putin.


1805 - Aaron Burr visited New Orleans with plans to establish a new country, with New Orleans as the capital city.

One year earlier Burr was Vice President of the U.S, and also the man who killed U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in a duel...A truly bizarre character and one I recommend you read about:
Aaron Burr.

1866 - David Faragut became the first admiral in the U.S. Navy; Ulysses S. Grant became the first General of the Army.

There would be other admirals, but only John Pershing (Army) attained such a lofty rank as Grant until WWII.


1943 - Benito Mussolini was dismissed as Premier of Italy by King Victor Emmanuel III, and placed under arrest:  WWII.

Amazingly, the useless Italians allowed Mussolini to be ‘rescued’ by the Nazi’s, but his day was coming...Within two years Il Duce's bald ass was swinging from a lamp-post.


1947 - The National Security Act: Established a linkage between the military and national security, establishing the National Security Council, the CIA, Department of Defense, and several other new agencies, including the National Military Establishment with three separate departments (Army, Navy and the new U.S. Air Force), and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

You’d think there would have already been such a 'linkage.'


1968 - Pope Paul VI published the encyclical 'Humanae Vitae,' restating the Catholic position on the family, and condemning all artificial methods of birth control.

I’m not Catholic, but I respect many of the positions and views of the Church...This is one I wish they’d revisit.


1969 - Senator Ted Kennedy plead guilty to leaving the scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident which killed Mary Jo Kopechne.

How can driving drunk, then driving into a lake, then leaving the passenger to die and not reporting the crash for hours after the fact be anything less than manslaughter?

Only in Kennedyville could this fat POS get away on a charge of 'leaving the scene.'


1986 - Former Navy radioman Jerry Whitworth was convicted of selling U.S. military secrets to the Soviets through the John Walker spy ring.

Sounds like treason to me, and treason should always be met with death...But this POS received a 365-year sentence, and we’ll all be paying for him to live out the rest of his life.


1990 - Roseanne Barr sparked controversy with an off-key rendition of the 'Star-Spangled Banner' during a double-header at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego.

'Off-key' is selling this fat pig’s effort short...Rosie was completely out of line, and if the Color Guard had loaded a couple rounds in the chamber and shot her dumb ass the world would have been much better off.


1990 - U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie, met with Saddam Hussein, assuring him, "...we have no opinion on Arab-Arab conflicts like your border disagreement with Kuwait."

No wonder he felt free to invade Kuwait...The logic of this meeting escapes me.


1991 - Mikhail S. Gorbachev told Communist Party leaders it was no longer a realistic goal of building Communism, and the party must reject "outdated ideological dogmas."

Unfortunately the Chinese, North Koreans, Cubans, etc., didn’t get the memo...Or simply rejected Gorbi’s rejection of the failure known as Communism.


Maybe someone should pop this information in the ear of American Liberals as well.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

July 24

1866 - Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the Civil War.

The long road to recovery began...Unfortunately the Civil War still scars America, and its legacy is felt in much of what we are and do as a country - good and bad.


1847 - Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived at the valley of the Great Salt Lake.

The Latter Day Saints found a home, and had to do much fighting (politically and militarily) to keep it...I admit I know next to nothing about the Mormon religion, but it is one of the fastest growing in the world.


1929 - President Hoover proclaimed the Kellogg-Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy.

Hoover was a good man, but a terrible president...The Depression hadn’t started by this time, but his hopes for this Utopian pact were pathetic.

Within ten years the world realized the joke they were playing on themselves expecting peace through weakness, and learned this lesson to the tune of over 40,000,000 deaths in WWII...What’s even more crazy is the world returned to such ridiculous thinking after this war as well.


1990 - Iraq, accusing Kuwait of conspiring to harm its economy through oil overproduction, massed tens of thousands of troops, and hundreds of tanks, along the Iraqi-Kuwaiti border.

Saddam was preparing his excuse to invade Kuwait...He learned well from his Nazi and Soviet heroes.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

July 23

1532 - A Turkish invasion forced Holy Roman Emperor Charles V to agree to peace with his Protestant enemies.

The role of the Turks in the success of the Protestant Reformation isn’t given enough credit for the success of the Reformation...If Charles didn’t have to fight constant battles with the Ottomans - guarding his eastern flank - it is much less likely he would have been outmaneuvered (politically, economically, and militarily) by his European enemies.


1914 - Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serb assassin.

The tinder-box was about to blow and the world soon witnessed the greatest war to that time.


1979 - Ayatollah Ruhallah Khomeini, who overthrew the Shah of Iran and made the country a theocracy, laid down the law on music. He said, "Music is no different from opium. Music affects the human mind in a way that makes people think of nothing but music and sensual matters."

What a bizarre edict, but nothing out of the norm for this bizarre man. Plus, it was almost directly from the Koran itself.

Unfortunately, Khomeini's importance on the Islamist movement is huge, and the world is paying dearly for allowing such a man to take power in Iran.


1990 - President GHW Bush announced his choice of Judge David Souter of New Hampshire to succeed retiring Justice William J. Brennan on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ugh!!! Bush had good intentions, but Souter turned out to be one of the most Liberal voices on the Supreme Court.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

July 22

1937 - The U.S. Senate rejected President Franklin Roosevelt's proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court.

I bet most Americans have no idea about Roosevelt’s 'Court Packing Scheme':  FDR wanted to 'reorganize' the Supreme Court to give it 15 justices...Six of which he would be able to pick at the time of the increase.

Roosevelt was unhappy with the Supremes for ruling some of his 'New Deal' projects were unconstitutional, and wanted to put an end to this by controlling the Court with his appointees...Thankfully the Senate said 'Hell no,' because this is how dictators are born.

It’s bad enough he ran for four terms, but can you imagine if FDR also had the Supreme Court ‘in pocket?’


1620 - A small congregation of English separatists, led by John Robinson, began their emigration to the New World. Today, we refer to these folks as the 'Pilgrims.'

After multiple failures in the New World, the English finally had a group of people who were tough enough - and lucky enough - to make a go of it and make it work.


1775 - George Washington took command of the American Army outside Boston.

I can’t stress how important this one individual was to the Revolutionary effort...It is extremely unlikely it would have succeeded without him, no matter who else would have led the way.


1812 - The Battle of Salamanca: English troops, under the Duke of Wellington, defeated the French, in Spain.

Wellington performed well at this battle, and was figuring out how to fight the French...His brilliance was his ability to find cracks in battle plans, and Spain was the training ground for what eventually ended in him defeating Napoleon.


1917 - Alexander Kerensky became Prime Minister of Russia.

Who knows how Russian history (world history) would have been different had the Mensheviks managed to keep control...Sadly we know the reality of Bolshevikism: Lenin, Stalin, Krushchev, etc. - along with their equally evil off-shoots:  Mao, Pol Pot, Ceausescu, Castro, etc., etc., etc.


1942 - 300,000 Warsaw Ghetto Jews were sent to the Treblinka Extermination Camp:  WWII.

Another big day for the Nazi death machine...Congratulations.


1942 - The U.S. began wartime gasoline rationing:  WWII.

It makes me shutter to think if this ever had to happen again...The ACLU, and other Leftist groups, would go insane at the thought of people’s liberties being obstructed. EVEN IN A TIME OF WAR!!


1986 - For the first time in a half-century, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached a federal official; Judge Harry E. Claiborne. He was later convicted by the Senate of tax evasion and bringing disrepute on the federal courts.

Congress has a responsibility to oversee the actions of the Executive and Judiciary branches (as they do each other and Congress), but all three have declined to take this issue seriously.

There are way too many scoundrels in the government, and the impeachment process should be put to much better and frequent use...Unfortunately, neither of the political parties are decent enough to use this power wisely, but would chose to use it as a political tool instead of to maintain legitimacy.


2003 - Saddam Hussein's sons, Uday and Ousay, were killed in a firefight.

A good day for the world. Especially for the Iraqi people, who will never have to live through the Hell of the civil war these two nuts would have fought after Saddam was gone.

And thank God they decided to fight, because taking them prisoner would have been a tragedy of justice.


2004 - The September 11 Commission issued a report saying America's leaders failed to grasp the gravity of terrorist threats before the devastating attacks of 9/11, but stopping short of blaming President Bush and former President Clinton.

Of course America failed on 9/11...And of course no one was to blame.

The idiots who made the report were Clinton or Bush lackeys. What did we expect they'd say in their report?


2005 - North Korea offered to abandon its nuclear weapons if the two sides in the Korean War signed a peace agreement to replace the 1953 cease-fire that halted hostilities but did not resolve the conflict.

Of course they did.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July 21

1861 – The Battle of Bull Run:  American Civil War.

This was the first major military battle of the war - It is called the Battle of Manassas in the South.

Bull Run was one of the few battles where the Confederates had relatively equal troop numbers, and was a very one-sided battle (for the South).

Neither commanding general performed well (McDowell or Johnston), and neither side gained anything with this battle...The importance of Bull Run is it showed the war would be costly in years, suffering, and life.

FYI: Bull Run is also where General Thomas Jackson picked up the nickname of 'Stonewall': "Look! There is Jackson standing like a stone wall! Rally behind the Virginians!" – Confederate General Barnard Bee.


70 - Romans secured Jerusalem after four months of battle and great slaughter.

The Jews put up a good fight, but there is no way they could have held back the awesome Roman machine...Unfortunately, this began a new Diaspora, which lasted almost 1,900 years.

1306 - Philip 'the Fair's' secret commission resulted in the arrest and confiscation of all the goods and money of every Jew in France.

No wonder the French did nothing when the Nazi’s took on the 'Jewish Problem'...They have their own sordid history against the Jews.

1542 - In a strengthening of the fight against Protestantism, Pope Paul III set up the Inquisition.

The various Inquisitions did little if anything in Protestant lands, but were a great tool for Catholic countries to keep check and control of their people...Never forget: Everything is politics. Even religion.


1798 – The Battle of the Pyramids.

Napoleon defeated the Egyptian Mamelukes on his path to becoming the new Pharaoh...In his own mind anyway.

In the end Napoleon must have wished he never went to Egypt, because there was no way he could control the Egyptian populace, and the Brits were constantly on his heals in the Mediterranean destroying his supply routes...But at least the French found the Rosetta Stone - the key to unlocking ancient Egyptian writing - on this little foray.
 

1904 - The 4,607-mile Trans-Siberian railway was completed.

This is an awesome railway connecting European Russia with the Russian Far East. Primarily, Moscow to Vladivostok.


1925 - The so-called 'Monkey Trial' ended in Dayton, Tennessee, with John T. Scopes convicted of violating state law for teaching Darwin's Theory of Evolution.

In less than 100-years the U.S. went from disallowing teaching evolution, to disallowing teaching creation...How did this country get turned upside down??? LIBERALISM!!!


1954 - France surrendered North Vietnam to the Communists.

How pathetic...Even more pathetic, the U.S. did likewise 20-years later.


1994 - After a two-month trek across Russia following his return from 20-years of exile, Alexander Solzhenitsyn arrived back in Moscow.

The importance of Solzhenitsyn cannot be minimized, and he must be recognized as one of the most important 'freedom fighters' of the second half of the 20th Century...Right along with Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul II.


2005 - Explosions struck three London Underground stations and a bus at midday in a chilling but less deadly replay of the suicide bombings that killed 56 people two weeks prior to this date. One person was seriously wounded.

Europe hasn't had it's 9/11/01, yet, but this was another warning Islamist nutters are trying.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

July 20

1969 (10:56 PM) - Apollo Eleven astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon as they stepped out of their lunar module.

WOW! “A small step” and “giant leap” indeed.

A huge event, and an even bigger accomplishment, which has never been replicated by any other nation...Man isn’t made to leave Earth, but American’s are destined to make it happen.  That's assuming we regain the desire to do so - which is a sad commentary on modern-day America.


1944 - An attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Adolf Hitler failed when a bomb explosion at Hitler's Rastenburg headquarters only wounded the Nazi leader:  WWII.

Between 1933-1945 there were at least 26 plans or attempts on Hitler’s life, but none were successful (except his own of course).
Check out the list.

Of all the attempts, this was the one which came closest to succeeding. Unfortunately, Hitler was saved by a table leg, which absorbed much of the blast...Needless to say, there was Hell to pay for those involved in the plot, and for those the Nazi’s just wanted to blame for it.


1993 - Vincent Foster, White House deputy legal counsel, was found dead in Ft. Marcy Park in Washington, D.C., after 'allegedly' committing suicide.

'Allegedly' the suicide letter was found to have various letters scattered across it: Y R A L L I H...This could be urban legend, however.


1995 - Leaders of the University of California voted to drop affirmative action policies on admission and hiring.

Of course this was the right thing to do, but considering what institution it came from the amazement level of it being done was almost infinite...Not that they've followed their new policy.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

July 19 (A Double)

711 - Rodric, Visigoth King of Spain, was defeated by the Moors.

This event marks the beginning of Muslim rule in Spain, which continued for another 700+ years - longer than the current Christians have ruled Spain.

Were it not for the Franks, the Muslim Horde would have likely overtaken all of Western Europe. One of the few moments of honor for the French nation...Even though it was much more Germanic than French at this time.

1799 - French troops in Egypt discovered the Rosetta Stone.

At the time they had no idea what to do with this tablet, but they knew it was unique.  Luckily they took it with them...Soon it was discovered the Rosetta Stone was the key to breaking the Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Napoleon’s adventure into Egypt was a mess, but the finding of this tool should be seen as one of the high-points in his reign.

1870 - The Franco-Prussian war began.

This war lasted less than a year and confirmed two things:

1. Prussia was the leader of the German states, and soon united them - forming the German Empire.

2. France has been a joke since the fall of Napoleon, and they got used to having the German boot up their rear for the next 75-years.


1993 - President Bill Clinton announced a compromise allowing homosexuals to serve in the military, but only if they refrained from all homosexual activity, known as the "don't ask, don't tell, don't pursue" policy.

This policy is bad for the military, which is bad for national defense, which is bad for America...Maybe Bill was hoping he’d get the same leeway, and be allowed to not 'tell' about his special 'activities' as Commander-in-Chief.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

July 18

390 B.C. – The Battle of Allia: Gauls defeated and sacked Rome.

This Celtic force must have been a horrific sight - attacking in the nude, with a furor the Romans had never seen on the Italian Peninsula.

The Gauls more or less raped, pillaged and burned everything they could find, then stayed for about seven months...Who knows how history would have turned out had they been able to completely defeat the Romans and settle in their place?

This isn’t the way it was meant to be, however, and Rome went to great lengths to increase its military size and strength, and spent the next 300+ years attempting to conquer, subdue and control their Celtic neighbors.

64 - The Great Fire of Rome began, ultimately destroying most of the great city. Emperor Nero blamed it on Christians and began the first Roman persecution of them.

The Christians didn’t start the fire, and Nero didn’t sit around fiddling while it burned...But both make for good folklore.


That said, this fire purged Rome of most of its dilapidated structures, paving the way for a rebirth of the city...A rebirth which made it grander than ever.

1870 - The Vatican I Ecumenical Council issued the proclamation 'Pastor Aeternus,' declaring the Pope's primacy and infallibility in deciding faith and moral matters.

I’m quite certain few Protestants, and no Muslims, Buddhists, etc., bought into this proclamation, which was simply an attempt by the Pope to grab more power.


1925 - Adolf Hitler published the first volume of his personal manifesto 'Mein Kampf.'

He said what he was going to do, but the world either didn’t read his book, didn’t take him seriously, or was too apathetic to care...Unfortunately, Der Fuhrer soon proved to be true to his word.

This is something we must always remember..Especially with the multitude of nuts running around the globe in or current time.


1969 - Mary Jo Kopechne and Senator Ted Kennedy plunged off Chappaquiddick Bridge. Kennedy escaped but Mary Jo drowned. What caused the real stir was his failure to report the incident for almost ten hours. He was later found guilty of leaving the scene of the accident and given a two-month suspended sentence.

How the Duke of Chappaquiddick Bay got away with a two-month suspension is a mystery, and a travesty of justice...I guess Mary Jo's life wasn’t worth much compared to this fat POS’s.


1972 - Jane Fonda delivered an anti-war speech on Hanoi Radio, one of a series of six:  Vietnam War.

This bitch gave six speeches against the U.S., in the land of our enemy!!!!

How wasn’t she tried for sedition or treason??? Answer: Because the Liberal jokers controlling the country agreed with her.

By the way, how many of you lined her pockets by going to see her movies - or horrible exercise tapes? Too damn many, I'm sure.


1994 - Tutsi rebels declared an end to Rwanda's 14-week civil war.

After the slaughter of almost one million people the civil war ended...Read that again: 1,000,000 executed in 14 weeks. WOW!!

That is an awesome display of executions. And trust me, the war may have been over, the killing wasn’t, though.

But, no one cared. The U.N. and Bill Clinton sent troops to Serbia to keep the Serbs from slaughtering Muslims, but didn’t send jack to Africa...I wonder why? Could it be they didn’t care about the death of black Africans?

Their lack of response can say little else.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

July 17 (A Double)

1453 - The Battle of Castillon: The French routed the English, ending the Hundred Years War.

As a result of losing this war, the English lost almost every claim it had on the European continent, which it previously clung to as part of William the Conqueror's lands.

This was a major event in the history of France, because it secured it's western flank, allowing France to start expanding south and east.

It was also an important event for the English, even though it couldn't have been seen as such at the time...England became much more English and less French (Norman)  Which laid the foundation for the worldwide empire the U.K. became.

1982 - Ronald Reagan gave his 'Evil Empire' speech.

The Right Man, At the Right Place, At the Right Time!!! This is what Ronald Reagan was in the history of our great country...He was a man of conviction, and a man who said what he meant and meant what he said.

Reagan called the Soviets an 'Evil Empire,' and he meant it...He also meant to let them know their days were numbered.

Amazingly, the Liberal fools in the U.S. and Europe hated Reagan for using such a phrase...Much as they hated President George W. Bush when he spoke of an 'Axis of Evil' regarding global terrorism.

History will be just as kind to G.W. Bush as it has been to Reagan, because both were LEADERS. Not poll takers or pretenders.

1789 - The French Third Estate declared itself a national assembly.

Most are confused by the term Third Estate, so lets go over it:

First Estate = The Clergy
Second Estate = The Nobility
Third Estate = Those not part of the First or Second

The creation of the National Assembly was a radical idea in France, where all power was previously in the hands of the Clergy and Nobility...In other words, they were trying to replicate what the Americans did.


1898 - Spain surrendered to the United States at Santiago, Cuba, ending the Spanish-American War.

This war marks the beginning of America's rise as a world power...It also marks the end of Spain pretending to be a world power.


1936 - The Spanish Civil War began when General Francisco Franco led an army revolt.

Normally a civil war in Spain would barely be news, but this event was much more than a Spanish war...The Spanish Civil War was a dress rehearsal for WWII, particularly for the Germans and Soviets.


1945 - President Harry Truman, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met at the opening of the Potsdam Conference:  WWII.

Many look at the Potsdam Conference as a giant sell-out to the Soviets, because much of Central and Eastern Europe - including most of Germany - was more or less handed over to their control.

Truman is often rebuked for being outmaneuvered by Stalin, but the truth is he had no choice...The Soviet Army controlled the areas described in the treaty, and the only way they would have been removed is if Truman was willing to send in Ike, Bradley, Patton, and the troops. Which wasn't going to happen.

The Soviets did as much, if not more, of the fighting in the European Theatre of the war - as well as much more of the dying - and had a legitimate claim to what they'd consolidated...Reality isn't always pretty, but it is what it is.


1993 - U.N. forces in Somalia searched in vain for warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid.

Bill Clinton sent our troops into Somalia to take out a two-bit warlord...And did nothing but embarrass our troops and get them killed.

Bush sent our troops to one of the world's flash points (Iraq), and succeeded in capturing Saddam and his boys. Why is it the media and Liberals justify Clinton and Obama's wars, but not Bush's?

Bombs with (D) = Good, Bombs with (R) = Bad?


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

This is still the most pathetic night of TV watching in my life - which says a lot....Why the helicopters didn't shoot his ass off the freeway I'll never know.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

July 16 (A Triple)

622 - The Hajj: The starting point of the Muslim era. Islamic prophet, Mohammad and his disciples left Mecca for Medina.

This is a major point in Muslim history, and as such is an important one in world history.

Regardless of what one thinks of Islam there is no denying Mohammad is one of the top five figures in history - probably much higher, and the religion he created is one of the most important entities as well.

1054 - The 'Great Schism' between the West and East churches began over rival claims of universal preeminence.

Pope Leo IX excommunicated Michael Cerularius, Patriarch of Constantinople...The Patriarch did the same to Pope Leo.

Western and Eastern Europe had been split since the time of the Roman Empire, but this event put a huge dent in what little relations they had...It took over 900-years before the two churches ended the Schism, with the edicts of Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I.

1945 - The United States exploded the world's first experimental atomic bomb, in the desert of Alamogordo, New Mexico:  WWII.

WOW!!! Few events have ever changed the world as much as this one did.

”The device exploded with an energy equivalent to 19 kilotons of TNT. It left a crater in the desert 3 metres deep and 330 metres wide. At the time of detonation, the surrounding mountains were illuminated for one to two seconds. The observed colors of the illumination ranged from purple, to green, and eventually to white. The roar of the shock wave took 40 seconds to reach the observers. The shock wave was felt over 160 km away, and the mushroom cloud reached 12 km.” - Trinity Site

1429 - The Battle of Orleans: France, led by Joan of Arc, defeated the English.

The 'Maid of Orleans' saved the French’s ass, and as thanks they handed her over to the English to meet her death...Always have been, and always will be, a nation of ungrateful pricks.


1918 - Russia's Czar Nicholas II, his empress, and their five children were executed by the Bolsheviks.

How they made it out of 1917 I’ll never know, but the czar was eliminated and the Bolshevik Communists were in the process of firmly entrenching themselves in power.


1969 - Apollo 11 took off on the first manned flight to the moon.

These astronauts were the the Lewis and Clark’s of our time...No other country has ever done it, and it’s debatable if they ever will. But there is little doubt we can anytime we want to.


1979 - Saddam Hussein became President of Iraq.

The 'Butcher of Baghdad' finally took complete control of Iraq...He actually controlled it for a long time (through various posts), but on this date he claimed the title.


1996 - President Bill Clinton told the National Governors Association he was granting states new powers to deny benefits to recipients who refuse to move from welfare to work.

A Liberal president made this Conservative decree...I don’t think any of the Republican presidents of the past 50-years could have gotten away with it, and regardless of his faults Clinton must be praised for this action.


Incredibly, President Obama is in the process of completely undoing Clinton's work on this matter.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

July 15

1830 - The Sioux, Sac and Fox Indians ceded all their lands east of the Mississippi to the U.S. The terms being that the lands ceded were not opened to white settlement, expressly stipulating "The lands ceded and relinquished by this treaty are to be assigned and allotted under the direction of the President of the United States to the tribes living thereon, or to such other tribes as the President may locate thereon for hunting and other purposes."

There's no doubt the treaty was never intended to be followed, but truth be told the Indians were either going to give up their lands without a fight or be exterminated through conquest...Seems to me they made the better choice.

Such is the history of the world. We don’t cry for the Celts, Scythians or Hittites, and we shouldn’t for the American Indians either, who by the way, did the same to each other before the white man arrived in the Americas...Those who do cry for them, however, need not worry because someday our people will be treated to the same fate.


1099 - The Muslim citizens of Jerusalem surrendered to the armies of the First Crusade. The Crusaders then proceeded to massacre thousands of unarmed men, women and children.

The Medieval Christian world was definitely semi-barbaric, and the Crusaders' actions in the Holy Land were anything but holy.

It's important to remember, the 11th Century Muslim world was more civilized than the Christians of their time...They were also more civilized than their 21st Century Muslim descendants.

The tables of time have been completely turned upside-down, and the West has lapped the Muslim world in almost every aspect of civilization...The great civilization of the Muslim world has went backwards in time and is often closer to that of the 8th Century than the 11th, and surely nowhere near modern-21st Century Western civilization.


1205 - Pope Innocent III issued a doctrine which doomed all Jews to perpetual servitude and subjugation because of the crucifixion of Jesus.

Another sign of Medieval Christianity's failings...And sadly, an excuse for Europe to increase its anti-Semitism, which has never waned.


1410 - The Battle of Tannenberg: Poles and Lithuanians defeated the Teutonic Knights.

The battle should really be called the Battle of Grunwald, but Tannenberg is much more well known.

It is one of the few times the Poles defeated the Germans, whose Knights were whipped and never fully recovered from the battle...Unfortunately for the Poles, a new German force emerged:  Brandenburg (later becoming East Prussia, then the German State).


1834 - The Spanish Inquisition ended.

The Inquisition was founded in 1478 as a tool to forcefully convert Spanish Muslims and Jews to Christianity, and was also used to eliminate homosexuals...Over time it became little more than a state-run operation to control the Spanish people, and killed between 50,000-150,000 in its 350+ year history.


1918 - The Second Battle of the Marne began:  World War I.

The Marne is one of the last great battles of WWI, and nothing more than another tactical stalemate, even though on a strategic level it was won by the Allies...Over 280,000 casualties were had between the two, and the Germans were stopped from invading Flanders.


1937 - Buchenwald Concentration Camp opened.

Buchenwald was one of the most notorious Nazi camps, and home to the 'Bitch of Buchenwald' (Karl Otto Koch), one of the cruelest of the Nazis...Which is saying a lot.

Buchenwald wasn’t technically an extermination camp, but plenty of Jews met their end here, through starvation, exhaustion, torture, and as part of the vast Nazi science project...Particularly testing for treatments and vaccination against typhus disease.


1945 - Italy declared war on its former Axis partner, Japan:  WWII.

Ho hum! Another flip-flop for the Italians.


1979 - President Carter delivered his famous 'malaise speech' in which he lamented what he called a "crisis of confidence" in America.

After half a term of Jimmy Carter as president there is no surprise the American people were suffering such a
“crisis.”

There have been very few American presidents who were more useless, and no 20th Century president allowed the world around him to turn on America’s fortunes as much as the ‘Peanut Farmer’...Unfortunately, we are seeing a repeat of the Carter years under President Obama.

1999 - China declared it invented its own neutron bomb.

The U.S. used to have this great weapon (and still may), but its production was officially ended by Jimmy Carter...Then restarted by Reagan, then ended by Bush the Elder.

Since the end of WWII, the U.S. has been ahead of the weapons curve, but we’ve dropped the ball on this one, and hopefully never have to face the prospect of this mistake at the hands of the Chinese or other forces.

Here's hoping we're secretly producing them.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

July 14

1789 - The French Revolution began with the Storming of the Bastille.

The French watched the American Revolution, and finally had the balls to attempt their own...Unfortunately they got it wrong, and the Revolution turned into a bloodbath and dictatorship, which drove the Continent into a 25-year period of constant warfare.

That said, it did produce a genius in the form of Napoleon Bonaparte...Unfortunately, again, this genius was the cause of much of the hell on earth created by the French Revolution.

1798 - The U.S. Congress passed the Sedition Act, making it a federal crime to publish false, scandalous or malicious writing about the United States government.

For some reason the current media has been pretty good about upholding this standard for the past seven years...I wonder why.


I wonder why this wasn't true about the years prior to these seven - during the Bush years?  Hmmm?

Oh, I forgot.  'Their guy' has run the government the past seven years.

1850 - The first ice made by refrigeration was unveiled.

I’m sure this seems like a small event to many, but those of us living in the American Southwest appreciate it greatly.


1867 - Alfred Nobel demonstrated dynamite.

One of the ironies of history:  Nobel creating one of man's greatest killing tools, then creating a 'peace prize' with his massive fortune.


1917 - Three months after declaring war, the first American casualty of World War I was sustained at Arras, France.

The first of many...Unfortunately the Euro’s ended the war before its natural conclusion, which led to a 20-year ‘phony peace’ followed by WWII.


1933 - Germany began mandatory sterilization of people with hereditary illness and banned all political parties except the Nazi Party.

Another huge day in the '12-Year Reich.'


1958 - A military coup overthrew the monarchy in Iraq, killing King Faisal II. General Abdul Karim Kassem became Iraq's leader.

Normally this event would be just another in the history of Turd World coups, but it is significant because it was where Saddam Hussein first came to note.


1994 - Scores of Hutu refugees from Rwanda's civil war flooded across the border into Zaire, swamping relief organizations.

Where was President Clinton and all the Liberal whiners while this was happening?

Well, we all know why Clinton wasn’t paying attention (too many BlewClinky’s), but how about the rest of the 'do-gooders' at the U.N., E.U., etc...Ahhh, no one cares about Africa.


1999 - Race-based school-busing in Boston ended.

I can’t believe the land of Fat Teddy Kennedy and Johnny Heinz-Kerry continued such racist practices almost to the very end of the 20th Century.

I’m sure most blacks don’t know this, because the North has managed to permanently pin the ‘racist tag’ on the South while shielding itself against such claims...PATHETIC!!!!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July 13

1954 - The United States, Great Britain and France reached an accord on Indochina, dividing Vietnam into two countries - North and South along the 17th parallel.

Someone should have made sure Ho Chi Minh was on board.

Dividing the country in two was a formula for disaster in Korea, and should have been recognized as the same in Vietnam...Unfortunately, none of the signatories above had the stomach to uphold the treaty.


1643 - The Battle of Roundway Down: English Civil War.  English Parliamentarians were defeated by the Royalists under Prince Maurice.

This was one of the few victories for the crown, which received many 'whoopins' from the Parliamentarians in the near future...It was also the greatest cavalry battle of the civil war.


1863 - Anti-draft riots broke out in several Northern U.S. cities when many citizens opposed being drafted into the Union Army. In New York City alone, hundreds were killed and there was over $2 million in property damage. Hostility was vented mostly against blacks, as they were considered the cause of the 'War Between the States.'

These same 'Northern U.S. cities' are today’s pansies as well.

It is interesting to note their anger at blacks...I hope you aren't foolish enough to think this wasn’t (isn't) the case in the North.


1977 - Electricity went out for 25-hours in New York City due to a short in neighboring Westchester County. 776 looters were arrested, 100 policemen injured, nearly 500 fires reported, and $135 million worth of property was damaged or destroyed.

I’m sure Al Qaeda is familiar with this event...If I were them this would be one of the many terror plans I'd pursue.


1983 - The U.S. Senate approved, 50-49, the production of nerve gas weaponry, with Vice President George Bush casting the tie-breaking vote.

We have 'nerve gas weaponry'???? I am so shocked!! Not.


I'm sure most of our enemies have them as well.

1995 - President Bill Clinton denounced a base-closing list for the damage it would do to California and Texas, but then approved the package while promising to save jobs in those states.

Someone forgot to tell Bill, and his Liberal jackass pals who hate the military, the function of military bases is to support the needs of the military, not to create artificial jobs for those living around them.

This is why they are called military bases, instead of ‘civilian welfare plants.'

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Monday, July 11, 2016

July 12

1920 - The Panama Canal was officially opened by President Woodrow Wilson.

There had been many attempts to link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, but it took the Americans to get it done...The project began in 1881, and officially opened on this date, but the first ship actually sailed through on January 7, 1914.

I still can't believe Jimmy Carter gave the canal to Panama, who is in the process of ceding informal control of it to China...There will come a day when America will regret this decision in a terrible way.


1290 - Jews were expelled from England.

From the farthest reaches of Eastern Europe (Russia) to Western Europe (England), every European country has either thrown their Jews out or executed them...It is universal, it is timeless, and it is disgusting.

And no, I am not a Jew.


1843 - Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith announced a divine revelation had been given to him sanctioning polygamy among his newly organized religious followers.

There are many issues of contention between the Mormons and 'average Americans,' but this has been by far the most divisive.

That said, what kind of horrible god would want a man to have to suffer through more than one wife at a time? One is more than enough...LOL!


1862 - The U.S. Congress authorized a new award, the U.S. Medal of Honor, often called the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The Medal of Honor is the highest honor an American soldier can receive, and one which has been bestowed upon almost 3,400 of America's finest.

Those who would like to read tributes to these heroes can do so by visiting the Medal of Honor website.

1933 - A new U.S. industrial code was established to fix a minimum wage of 40 cents an hour. This was the first national minimum wage law passed by the U. S. Congress.

Exactly what was the logic in creating wage standards in the middle of a depression?

Minimum wages are bad for business, which is bad for employment!! There is little doubt laws like this helped keep the Depression going, and hurt many more people than it helped...But it was a nice thought, which is all that matters in the minds of Liberal idiots.

Also, it's believed an estimated 500,000 blacks were put out of work by this act and others passed at the time...But no one cared about that back then.  Nor now, apparently.


1981 - For the first time, a woman in the United States was ordered to pay alimony to her husband.

What’s good for the gander must be good for the goose!

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

July 11

1804 - Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel.

Hamilton died the following afternoon...I hope you understand this was the Vice President of the U.S. dueling Hamilton (one of the most brilliant men of the period and former Treasury Secretary).

Politics has always been messy, and the battles of our time are pretty tame compared to those of the past...So, next time you hear a TV talking-head say politics is "worse now than ever," remember this incident and also remember modern-day hyperbole experts are trying to play you for an uneducated fool.


1613 - Michael Romanov was crowned Czar of Russia.

Michael founded the Romanov Dynasty, which ruled Russia for the next 300+ years...A dynasty which pulled Russia out of what was a semi-barbaric state of existence until their time.


1798 - The U.S. Congress re-established the Marine Corps, disbanded in 1784.

I had no idea the Marine Corps was disbanded after the Revolutionary War. The site listed gives the Marine Corps much better due than I can:
History of the Marine Corps.

1862 - President Lincoln appointed Henry Halleck as General-in-Chief of the U.S. Army:  U.S. Civil War.

Halleck was an old man, and it's a good thing Lincoln recognized he was useful as a desk-general and little else...Unfortunately, the fools Lincoln appointed as field commanders in the early part of the Civil War were as useless as Halleck as a field commander behind his desk.


1863 - The first U.S. Military draft was held:  U.S. Civil War.

The nation was in need as never before, and the draft was an absolute necessity...Sadly, it will eventually be needed again.


1944 - President Franklin Roosevelt said he would run for a fourth term.

FDR was an excellent wartime president, but he had no business running for a third term, and a fourth was absurd...George Washington set the standard and no president had ever pushed his bounds past that set by Washington.


1945 - The U. S. Army used napalm on Japanese forces on the island of Luzon in the Philippines:  WWII. This is the first recorded use of Napalm.

Napalm, Nukes, blah, blah, blah. When you commit to war, you must commit to winning...Not doing so has been our downfall since WWII.


1955 - The U.S. Air Force Academy was dedicated at Lowry Air Base in Colorado.

A brilliant school for the world's greatest air fighting force.


1955 - The U.S. Congress said all U.S. currency would carry the term "In God We Trust."

OH MY GOD!!!! I bet you cringe every time you pull a dollar out of your wallet knowing such a vile inscription is on that dollar.

Of course you don't, but this is what the Commie-Libs want us to believe.

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Saturday, July 09, 2016

July 10

1940 – The 114-day Battle of Britain began with Nazi forces attacking southern England by air:  WWII.

114 days of Hell, but the Nazis couldn't break the Brits...The Americans and Soviets may have finished the Nazis off, but it was the Brits who kept Hitler from winning the war.

Lets look at a few numbers to see what they were up against.

The Brits had approximately 700 fighter planes - The Germans over 1,000, along with 1,500 bombers...The Brits had over 51,000 casualties, with over 32,000 dead - The Germans barely had 2,000 casualties.

So what tipped the battle? The Brits were led by Churchill and Air Marshal Dowding, the Krauts had Hitler and Goering - A huge advantage for Britain...Lucky for England the Fat Field Marshal was in charge of the German Luftwaffe, and was about as incompetent as any German commander has ever been in any operation in history. Equally important was Hitler's trust in Goering.


1553 - Lady Jane Grey became Queen of England after Edward VI died.

I’m not sure, but her 10-day reign before being imprisoned has to be some kind of record.


1919 - President Woodrow Wilson personally delivered the 'Treaty of Versailles' to the U.S. Senate and urged its ratification.

The Treaty of Versailles was an abortion, and the fact it did nothing but act as a bulwark between WWI and WWII proves it.

The Senate knew it was a bad treaty, and didn't want the U.S. tied to any of it's insanity - especially joining the League of Nations...Thankfully they didn't ratify it.


1925 - The 'Scopes Monkey Trial' began in a small town in Tennessee. School teacher John Scopes was charged with teaching evolution.

It is amazing how we went from one extreme to another...There has to be room for both creation and evolution, and we would be much better off if we could find this happy medium.


1943 - Operation Husky began: WWII.  U.S. and U.K. forces invaded Sicily.

The Allies continued to claw at Germany's 'soft underbelly'...This plan has often been criticized, but it did tie up German troops and kept them from retreating to Germany in good order.

Most importantly, it allowed the Ruskies to continue taking the brunt of the German fight...Uncle Joe brought it on himself, and the Soviets paid a terrible price for dealing with Hitler prior to 1941.


1998 - Bringing to a close one of the biggest sex scandals ever to hit the Roman Catholic Church, the Diocese of Dallas agreed to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who said they'd been molested by a priest.

Of course these scoundrels should be punished, and the Church should pay if they covered up the scandal, but why is it we believe former children when it comes to priests but not when it comes to Michael Jackson?


And why do we insist on gay Scout leaders?

2003 - Spain opened its first mosque (in Granada) since the Moors were expelled in 1492.

Stupid fools.  Never forgot Spain was ruled by Muslims for over 700-years - longer than the current Christian Spanish nation has existed...History does repeat itself, and the Muslim Reconquista is well on its way.

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