THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

December 1 (A Huge Day)

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November 30

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Sounds like Der Fuhrer 700+ years later.


1485 - Henry VII was crowned King of England.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

40+ years of suffering followed for the East Germans.

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

Much suffering (including our own) was the result.


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

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


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

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

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Monday, November 28, 2016

November 29

799 - Charlemagne returned Pope Leo III to Rome.

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

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

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

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

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

As if they had any choice.


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

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


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

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


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

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


1949 – The Nationalist regime of China left for Formosa.

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

November 28

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

1990 - Margaret Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister of Britain.

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


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

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

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

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

November 27

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


That said, he probably should have skipped this one.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

November 26 (A Triple)

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

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



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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


1865 - Alice in Wonderland was published.

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


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

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

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


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

Nice excuse to invade Finland.


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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November 25

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


1867 - Alfred Nobel invented dynamite.

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

November 24

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

How sickening.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

November 23

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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Monday, November 21, 2016

November 22 (A Double)

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


1930 - Elijah Muhammad formed the Nation of Islam.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Yeah right!

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

November 21

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

November 20

1497 - Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope, en route to discovering a water route to India.

At the time this was a much bigger find than Columbus discovering the New World. In fact India and China were Columbus’ real goal.


The trade route to India established Portugal as one of Europe’s great powers, but its star only lasted as long as the opinion that da Gama’s discovery was more important than Columbus’ - which wasn't for very long.

1521 - Arabs attributed a shortage of water in Jerusalem to Jews making wine.

I thought the Arabs started blaming the Jews for everything after the creation of Israel (400+ years later)...So much for that piece of popular fiction.


1815 - With the Second Peace of Paris, Napoleon was involuntarily exiled to St. Helena.

This time the Brits made sure there would be no escape...How Napoleon escaped the hangman I’ll never know.


1950 - U.S. troops pushed to the Yalu River, within five miles of Manchuria:  Korean War.

China was getting close, Truman was about to lose sphincter control, and General MacArthur was about to get fired.

We had victory in our hands, but backed off. Could we have completely destroyed the North Koreans and Chinese? Probably. Would going forward and pushing the Chinese have started WWIII? Probably not.  But, it would have resulted in an awful lot of American deaths.


I say Truman made the right decision to back off...Including not putting much thought into using our new Atomic Bombs, as well.

1959 - The United Nations issued its 'Declaration of the Rights of the Child.'

They’ve since 'unofficially' declared the 'Lack of Rights of the Unborn Child.'


1962 - President John F. Kennedy agreed to lift the American blockade of Cuba after the USSR agreed to remove bombers from Cuba, ending the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The good ol’ days for the Democrats, a time when they were pro-America and anti-Communist...Oh how things have changed.


1975 - An interim report by the U.S. Senate revealed the Central Intelligence Agency had plotted to kill foreign leaders, including Fidel Castro of Cuba and Patrice Lumumba of the Congo.

And this is a bad thing for what reason? Both are/were minor Stalins, and it would have been a gift to their countries (and humanity) to take them out.


1999 - A day after violent anti-American protests in Greece, President Clinton sought to heal old wounds by acknowledging the United States failed its "obligation to support democracy" when it backed the Greek's harsh military junta during the Cold War.

Hey Bill, of course our first option shouldn't be to support 'military juntas,' but our other option was Communists!!!! Which is why he was upset about our support.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

November 19

1863 - President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetery, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania:  U.S. Civil War.

In less than 300 words, Lincoln delivered the greatest speech in American history - which included the history of the past and hopes for the future of the young American nation...It was a perfect wartime propaganda speech, and at the same time a speech for the ages which will have meaning to every American generation.

The U.S. has three great texts:  The Declaration of Independence (the Anvil of Freedom), the U.S. Constitution (the Forge of Union), and the Gettysburg Address (the monumental statement of the Civil War which proved the Declaration and Constitution would stand.)

Copy of the text:

"Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate - we can not consecrate - we can not hallow - this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."


439 - The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, conquered Carthage in North Africa.

The history of the Vandals is usually forgotten in the post-Roman world, but they controlled North Africa for many years, and weren’t just a crazed group who pillaged Rome...Even though they are forever linked with such by the creation of the term 'vandalism.'


It's also important to realize how important North Africa was to the Western world at this time...Which it remained until it was conquered by the Muslims.

1521 - The Battle of Milan: Emperor Charles V's Spanish, German, and Papal troops beat France and occupied Milan.

Just another day in the world the of 16th century Habsburg-Valois wars for the
supremacy of the European continent.

1874 - William Marcy 'Boss' Tweed, of Tammany Hall was convicted of defrauding New York City of $6 million and sentenced to 12-years imprisonment.

This conviction was long overdue for the king of all election fixers.

Tammany Hall was a creation of Aaron Burr (former VP, and overall POS) as a measure to control New York City politics. It was the most successful ‘machine’ in American history and should be held in high regard by every cheating Democrat.


1919 - The U.S. Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles by a vote of 55-39 against, short of the two-thirds majority needed for ratification.

What a mess this treaty created.

1. The League of Nations was every bit as bad as the U.N. is.

2. The French insisted on raping the Germans through reparations.

3. The document was a complete sham, and simply acted as a passing-through point between WWI and WWII.


1942 - Soviet forces began a massive counter-offensive at the Battle of Stalingrad:  WWII.

Stalingrad was one of the most brutal battles in the history of the world, and the turning-point of WWII in the East European Theatre...At the time, the Germans held over 90% of Stalingrad, but the situation was about to turn very quickly, and this offensive was the beginning of the end for the German Army - and the beginning for what became the awesome Soviet Army.


1945 - The Nuremberg War Crimes Trials began (ended October 1, 1946):  WWII.

Many Nazi’s met justice in these trials. That said, it’s too bad more weren’t caught and executed...Luckily the World Court hadn’t been founded at this time or the SOB’s would have been slapped on the wrist and sent on their merry way.


2005 - India and Pakistan opened their disputed border in Kashmir for the first time in 58-years, a temporary measure to allow divided families to check on each other after the region's devastating earthquake.

2006 - India successfully test-fired a medium-range nuclear-capable missile, days after its rival Pakistan launched a similar missile.

No one knows how the situation between India and Pakistan is going to end, but the fact both have nukes with missiles capable of easily reaching each other, as well as religio-cultural systems which are completely contradictory, should lead a logical person to figure it might end poorly.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

November 18

1095 - Pope Urban II convened the Council of Clermont to plan the First Crusade.

I hope you haven't bought into the myth of the Crusades brought to us via the American media and public school system, who would have us believe the 'poor Muslims' were brutally attacked by the loony-religious, warmongering Europeans...
What a joke.

One it's important to remember Islam conquered the area of the modern-Middle East from the West...For over a thousand years, the Western/Christian world extended from the Atlantic Ocean to the current borders of Russia, Persia and India, and included North Africa until they were conquered by Islam.

Also, Islam spread its reign of death and conquest not just through Asia and North Africa, but also into much of Eastern Europe, and ruled Spain for over 300 years by this time...Thankfully, Western Europe north of Spain was saved by the Franks (Charles Martel and Charlemagne) and the Habsburg Empire halted the Muslims in Central Europe.

The Europeans were responding to never-ending attacks and invasions, and it's a good thing they did because the Muslim world was advancing almost unchecked until the Crusaders took the fight back to them.

Ultimately, neither side was able to destroy the other, but the Crusades and Spanish Reconquista effectively limited the Muslim Horde to the Middle East, North Africa and the far reaches of Eastern Europe...A blessing those of us who live in the modern Western world should always be thankful for.

1307 - William Tell shot an apple off his son's head? Did it happen? No one knows for sure. The origin of the story is unknown, but is of either Swiss, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic or Persian origin.

If he did or didn’t is of no importance, and the event is of even less importance...But I do love the mythology of such events.

What's interesting is the origin of the story being of far north European (Germanic) or Persian origin.


1803 - The Battle of Vertieres: The Haitian 'air force' defeated a French invasion force.

The Haitian air force was the main combatant the French had to deal with, and was decimated by...What was the Haitian air force? Mosquitoes which spread malaria to the French troops, killing them as fast as they arrived.


1903 - The Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gave the U.S. exclusive canal rights in Panama.

And then President Dumb Ass (Carter) and the Democrat Congress decided we should give it back to the Panamanians...Who are in the process of selling it to the Chinese.

Reason #3,851 never to trust Democrats with National Security issues.


1916 - General Douglas Haig finally called off the first Battle of the Somme in Europe after five months of futile battle which included the first use of tanks in battle. The Allied advance of just 125 square miles claimed 420,000 British and 195,000 French casualties. German losses were over 650,000:  WWI.

The Somme was one of the great battles of WWI, and also one of the most useless...The Allies began the assault with the hope of keeping German troops from reaching the Battle of Verdun, but as it turned out the Battle of the Somme was more destructive than Verdun.


1936 - Germany and Italy recognized the Spanish government of Francisco Franco.

Of course they did...And Hitler took full advantage of the Spanish Civil War to train his troops and air force for his upcoming plans.


1978 - Jim Jones led 914 of his followers to their deaths at Jonestown, Guyana, by drinking a cyanide-laced fruit drink. Cult members who refused to swallow the drink were shot.

How sad, and how pathetic...I will never understand how people can be corralled into these insane asylums.


1988 - President Reagan signed major legislation creating a cabinet-level drug czar and providing the death penalty for drug traffickers who kill.

Executing 'drug traffickers who kill' is a great idea...But why not others who kill? And it seems to me that drug traffickers kill people’s health and minds even if they don’t take their actual life.

So, all drug traffickers should be executed...If for no other reason than for contributing to the destruction of American society.


1993 - The U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in approving legislation aimed at protecting abortion facilities, staff and patients.

No one should be threatened or killed...But it should be noted they did nothing to protect the most innocent and defenseless of all at an abortion clinic: UNBORN BABIES!!!


1996 - One time CIA station chief Harold J. Nicholson was charged with selling top secrets to the Russians.

This POS was sentenced to 23-years in prison...WHAT A LOAD OF SHIT!!!! All treasonous, traitorous Americans should be executed. No deals, no mercy.


2003 - The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled the right to same sex marriage was guaranteed by the state constitution.

Gotta love the Judicial Super-Legislators making stuff up as they go...How about letting the people of Massachusetts put the issue to a vote? Nah! Because we all know the perverse idea would go down in flame(r)s.


2004 - The U.N. Security Council held a two-day session in Nairobi. This was the first time it had convened outside of New York headquarters.

Too bad they weren't looking for a new home. The U.N. would be much better off in Nairobi, or Denmark, or Iran, or Korea, or...(fill in the blank with any non-American nation).


2005 - Conservative leader Angela Merkel took a last step toward becoming Germany's first female chancellor when she and other party officials signed a hard-won agreement to form a left-right coalition government.

Make no mistake, neither Merkel nor her party are Conservatives in the American sense, but they are much more so than their Lefty coalition partners.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

November 17 (A Double)

1558 - Elizabeth I ascended to the English throne upon the death of Queen Mary (Bloody Mary).

Elizabeth is also known as 'The Virgin Queen' (since she never married or had children), 'Gloriana,' or 'Good Queen Bess'...She is also one of the few people in history to have an era named after her: 'The Elizabethan Era.'

Her reign proved to be one of the most important in English history, and saw the rise of England from a minor power to becoming one of the greatest powers ever.

1869 - The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the Mediterranean and Red seas.

The importance of the Suez Canal cannot be minimized, because it allows direct, north-south trade between Europe and Asia without the need to go around the African continent.

Since the time of the Ancient Egyptians, attempts have been made to link the two continents through the Mediterranean water route, and at various times temporary canals have succeeded...It wasn't until the Suez Canal, however, that a permanent, reliable mode of passable transport was accomplished.

Sadly, the canal is in the middle of Jihadistan and has been, and will forever be, a tool used by Egypt and the Jihadists against the West.

1800 - The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington D.C. in the partially completed Capitol building.

The U.S. Congress is the greatest legislative body in the history of the world, even though it is, and has always been, filled with a bunch of lying, cheating, scoundrels...Which speaks volumes about the rest of the world.


1917 - Vladamir Lenin defended the "temporary" removal of freedom of the press.

Quite the funny guy, ol' Vlad was...There was no such thing as a 'temporary removal' of anything in the Soviet Onion (spelling by intent).

I'll never understand how the Beatles got away with singing "...you don't know how lucky you are, boy, back in the U.S.S.R." These dumb SOB's obviously never read Alexander Solzhenitsyn.


1956 - "We will bury you," said U.S.S.R. Premier Khrushchev at the end of a long speech given at the Polish Embassy in Moscow.

Nikki was a beauty, but he was a true believer in the communist system...And truly believed it would 'bury' the capitalist system.

Thankfully, he and the Soviet Hell Sate have long since been 'buried.'


1993 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve legislation implementing the North American Free Trade Agreement in what was seen as a major political victory for President Clinton.

NAFTA is a complete mess, and the politics of it brought strange bedfellows together: The Republicans in Congress sided with Clinton, and the Democrats in Congress sided with traditional Conservatives.

I will say the acronym was at least proper: North American Frequent Trafficking of Aliens (NAFTA).

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November 16

1532 - The Incan Empire fell to Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro.

Atahualpa invited the Spaniards in on the 15th, and Pizzaro wasted no time imprisoning the Incan Emperor.


The Incans had no way of knowing, but they followed the mistakes of the Sumerians, Etruscans, Scythians, Hittites, Romans, etc., etc., and the Incas were soon to join them in the trash-heap of history...Someday our people will follow this same path, after being conquered by either a more advanced or more barbaric people - I hope you understand it could be either.

1621 - The Roman Church adopted January 1st as the beginning of the calendar year. Previously, March was the first month, which explains why our modern names for the 9th-12th months begin with prefixes meaning: '7' (sept), '8' (oct) '9' (nov) and '10' (dec).

Just a little FYI.

It’s also important to note, this was agreed on by the Roman Church, but Protestants, Orthodox Christians and the non-Christian world took no part in changing the date...Which is why dates always must be taken with a grain-of-salt. In general dates are good, but it is events and their results which are important.


1933 - The United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations. President Roosevelt sent a telegram to Soviet leader Maxim Litvinov expressing hope that U.S.-Soviet relations would "forever remain normal and friendly."

The Communists had a solid grip on power for at least the previous decade, so not 'recognizing' the USSR till this time was stupid...Expecting “normal and friendly” relations was equally stupid.


1973 - President Nixon signed the Alaska Pipeline law.

Maybe someday another Congress and president will pull their heads out of their asses and do the same in ANWAR...And maybe we’ll also decide it might be a good idea to drill throughout the U.S. and offshore.

Until this time, however, the world oil market will continue to be at the will of our enemies in the Middle East.


1991 - Boris Yeltsin issued a series of decrees effectively transferring control of his republic's economy from the Soviet central government to the Russian Federation.

Unfortunately, Yeltsin was much more successful at dissolving the Soviet state than establishing a well-run Russian one...It's also unfortunate that Yeltsin's successor - Putin - has been much more successful establishing the Russian state.


Notice I didn't say a well-run Russian state.  Putin has re-established the patterns of the past instead of forwarding Russia into the modern world...A reality which is not positive for the Russian people - nor the rest of the world.

1991 - Former Democratic Governor Edwin Edwards of Louisiana was overwhelming elected, defeating former Ku Klux Klan member David Duke.

I’m a solid 'anti-Democrat,' which leads me to vote Republican even though I don’t like them much either...I’ve never voted for a Democrat in my life, and don’t see any case in the near future where I will - though Senator McCain tries my patience every six years.

That said, if I were from Louisiana (perish the thought), I would have voted (D) in this election.

There is no excuse for ever supporting a KKK member (past or current)...Shame on those who did in this election, and shame on those in West Virginia who put a former Grand Cyclops, Bobby 'KKK' Byrd (D), in the Congress (both houses) for five decades.


1993 - The U.S. Senate voted to approve a measure designed to protect people who provide or seek abortions from physical attacks or intimidation by abortion opponents.

I’m against abortion, but this vote was proper...The current law allows for fetal-homicides, and as much as it repulses me it is the law.

There are many laws I don't like, but the U.S. is a nation of laws, and the answer is not to attack individuals receiving or performing abortions. The answer is to work towards changing the law.


1994 - A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting California from implementing most provisions of Prop 187, the voter-approved measure denying most public services to illegal aliens.

So much for “the will of the people”...Prop 187 passed by a landslide (59%), but Liberals didn’t have to win the vote, because they knew they could find an appeals court ‘in hand.’  They also knew even further down the judicial path was the 9th Circuit Court - always a beacon of light for Liberal degeneracy.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

November 15

1777 - The Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, a precursor to the Constitution of the United States:  American Revolutionary War.

I hope you know the Constitution wasn't the first form of government in the United States. If you've been following along, you should know this...But I know the 'unknowledge' taught in public school is difficult to break through.

I recommend you read about the Articles of Confederation...It was a system destined to failure, but guided the young nation through it's first years of independence.

1533 - Spaniards entered the Inca holy city of Cuzco

Atahualpa disregarded the 'First Rule of Invasions' by letting the Spanish live a day past the beaches...Then he multiplied the mistake by inviting them into his realm.

The cost of these mistakes proved tragic to the chief, and the Incas in general...Such is history.


1864 - Union General William Tecumseh Sherman began his 'March from Atlanta to the Sea':  U.S. Civil War.

Sherman wasn't a butcher, but he did burn much of Atlanta to the ground...Which you might think of as barbaric.

But, it was men like Grant, Sherman and Lincoln who understood the only way to end the brutality of the Civil War was to force the South to submit...This is the case in every war!!! Which is why fighting politically correct wars is a recipe for disaster.


1939 - The Social Security Administration approved the first unemployment check.

What's the best way to keep people from working? Give them benefits for not working...What's the best way to stagnate a nation's economy? Increase unemployment.

I'm no rocket-scientist, but it only takes a little calculus to put the two ideas together to notice unemployment benefits keep people from working, which hurts the economy.

I'm sure this wasn't FDR's goal, but I do wonder about the goals of those who insist on perpetuating this failed system.


1996 - Former State Department official Alger Hiss, who fell from grace in a communist spy scandal, died.

GOOD!! He should have been executed in the 1940's-50's; a penalty all traitorous scumbags should receive.

There's no way he should been allowed to lived to see his 92nd birthday.


1999 - The Clinton administration claimed victory in a seven-year struggle to persuade Congress to pay nearly $1 billion in back dues to the United Nations.

Check out Clinton claiming 'victory' for giving away the American taxpayer's hard earned money to the U.N...Makes me sick.

We owe the U.N. nothing!! If anything, continuing to prop up this rogue group does nothing but put the U.S. at risk.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

November 14

1994 - After many delays, the first trains for the public were run in the Channel Tunnel (Chunnel) under the English Channel.

The Chunnel is an awesome feet of engineering: A 50-km-long, rail tunnel beneath the English Channel at the Straits of Dover, connecting England and France...Here’s hoping the Brits have a kill-switch to blow it up the next time the Germans plow through France.

Ok, the Germans are out of the conquest business...But the Muslims aren't.

565 - Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, 'the Great,' died.

Justinian ruled the Byzantines for 38-years, and was one of the greatest of the Roman emperors, and also its last great emperor.

I hope you understand the Byzantine Empire was nothing less than the continuation of the traditional Roman Empire, but was situated in Constantinople rather than Rome...Rome may have fallen in the 400's, but the Roman Empire lasted at Constantinople well into the 1500's.


1305 - Clement V was crowned the first 'Avignon Pope.'

The Avignon Papacy (1305-1378) was a period of ‘dual Popes,’ with one in Rome (the traditional Pope), and one in France (a French puppet).

This period is also know as the 'Western Schism' or the 'Period of the Anti-Popes'...Sadly, most Americans (even Catholic Americans) have no clue of this event, but it was a major issue in its time.


1863 – Nathan Bedford Forrest was assigned to command the Confederate forces of western Tennessee:  U.S. Civil War.

N.B. Forrest is one of the greatest commanders of the Civil War, and it is lucky for the U.S. he was held in check by his own superiors. When given a chance to lead in the field, the Union forces he faced were amazed at his skill, ingenuity, and bravery, even though he was never formally trained in the military arts.  He was a slave-trader, with exceptional instincts and no fear.

Oh by the way, NBF was also the first Grand Wizard of the KKK.

I highly recommend you read this fantastic book about this incredibly interesting (though terribly flawed) man:
NB Forrest: A Biography.

1908 - Albert Einstein presented the Quantum Theory of Light.

I’m not going to try to explain this, but I’m sure there are some who’d like to read about it:
photoelectric effect.

1935 - The Nazis deprived German Jews of their citizenship.

This is nothing compared to what was to come...It’s one thing to be 'deprived of citizenship,' and another to be ‘deprived of humanity.’


1940 - German planes bombed Coventry, England, destroying or damaging 69,000 buildings:  WWII.

How come Liberals cry about the Allied bombing of Dresden and other German cities, but never mention the ‘rain of Hell’ the Krauts dropped on the Brits and the rest of Europe?? Seems to me every bomb the Germans received was well-earned.


1969 - 'Apollo 12' blasted off for the Moon.

Apollo 12 was the second manned lunar mission, and we must make sure to never forget the greatness of those who have been there. On this trip it was:  Charles Conrad Jr., Richard F. Gordon Jr., and Alan L. Bean.

The membership of those who’ve been to the Moon is very small, hasn’t been increased in four decades, and includes only Americans.


1991 - Michael Jackson's 'Black or White' video premiered on FOX-TV.

Mikey didn't discriminate at all. He likes black little boys or white little boys...Or both at the same time.


1994 - President Clinton held one-on-one meetings with the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea, winning pledges to keep the pressure on North Korea to freeze its nuclear weapons program.

What he should have been doing was persuading China to kill Kim Jong il...There was no reasoning with him (nor his son, or grandson), and the only way to bring North Korea to the table of diplomacy is to rid it of the Kim family of nutty dictators.


1998 - Iraq said it would resume cooperating with U.N. weapons inspectors as it appeared to back down in the face of a threatened U.S. attack.

I’m sure Iraqi pharmacy manufacturers were afraid of a U.S. attack, but Saddam knew Bubba didn’t have the spine to come after him.


1999 - The United Nations imposed sanctions on Afghanistan for refusing to hand over suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden.

What were they 'sanctioning?' The Afghanis only have two industries: Opium and Jihad.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

November 13

1995 - Seven people, including five Americans, were killed when a bomb exploded at a military training facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Six years before 9/11/01, and what did we do to punish those who killed our troops? NOTHING!!! Because Clinton didn't have the stones to take appropriate action.


Instead he twiddled his thumbs (among other things), and allowed the Islamists to grow more and more bold...We suffered other hits between this time and 9/11/01, and he did little more than after this attack. So, who can blame the Jihadis for thinking they could kill Americans with no recourse?

Luckily when they tried their luck with G.W. Bush they were given a much different answer. And it's no surprise we haven't been hit again...Unfortunately, this may change with our current and future presidents, if they are more in the Bill Clinton mold.

1789 - Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

No truer words have ever been spoken...Except maybe an equal truth in our time:


"Nothing is certain, except more debt and taxes." - Author Unknown

1806 - Pike's Peak was discovered, but not climbed, by Lieutenant Zebulon Montgomery Pike during an expedition to locate the source of the Mississippi.

Peak is a strange character, and one who's famous name far exceeds his deeds or worth.

The Army sent him to the West because he was such a pain in the ass. The Army brass couldn't stand him and would have been just as happy had he perished in the Rockies.

Plus, Pike never made it up the mountain which is named for him. He tried many times, but never made it. He did make it back East to tell his version of the discovery, however.


1835 - Texans officially proclaimed independence from Mexico, calling itself the Lone Star Republic.

Texas is one of two states which was formerly an independent nation...Along with Hawaii.

Many think Utah was, but it wasn't...Utah was semi-autonomous, but never independent of the U.S.


1913 - The first modern elastic brassiere was patented by Mary Phelps Jacob. She initially made the brassiere from two handkerchiefs, a piece of ribbon and a piece of cord.

I bet many of you've been wondering about this fact...You never know what you're going to be treated to here, so you better keep coming back.


1930 - The first revolving milk platform was used. It could milk 1680 cows in seven hours.

This devise allowed machines to do the work of humans, and sped up the process greatly. Which allowed for mass production of milk and milk products to flourish.


1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt lowered the draft age from 21 to 18.

In a time of war, you do what is necessary.


1956 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregation on interstate buses is unconstitutional.

This decision was the fruit of Rosa Parks efforts...Sadly, legal doesn't mean reality, and it was many years before the problem of transportation and blacks was finally ended.


1993 - President Clinton used his weekly radio address to make a pitch for the North American Free Trade Agreement, then flew to Memphis, Tennessee, where he delivered an anti-crime speech to black ministers at the Temple Church of God in Christ.

NAFTA is nothing but a scheme to get 'Illegal Aliens' in the country, and I wish the Democrats in Congress won this battle...But they didn't.

Also, what's with Clinton giving speeches in a church? Personally, I have no problem with it, but I can't believe the 'separation of church and state Nazi's' didn't go insane over this...Try to imagine if a Republican gave the exact same speech in a church. All Hell would break loose in Liberalville.


2001 - President George W. Bush issued an executive order establishing military tribunals for the trial and potential execution of any person he labeled an “enemy combatant.” He dictated that people classified as enemy combatants “shall not be privileged to seek any remedy...directly or indirectly...in any court of the United States.”

Imprison them, question them, question them some more, then execute them...Bush's order was much too lenient for my taste.

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