THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Saturday, December 31, 2016

January 1

1356 - The Pope published the 'Golden Bull' ('Bulla Aurea').

This was a very important document, which more or less acted as a ‘semi-constitution’ for the Holy Roman Empire. It stated each emperor would be chosen by election, the right of voting being vested in electoral princes (electors).

The reality of the electoral process was much more messy than this great edict wished, setting the stage for 500-years of political intrigue and wars for control of Central Europe.

5777 B.C. - Origin of the Solar Cycle.

4713 B.C. - Origin of the Julian Period.

45 B.C. - The Julian Calendar was introduced.

1 - The Christian Era began.

Different calendars throughout history are a source of much confusion among historians - as should be expected considering there are at least 30 different calendar systems in use in our day...Imagine trying to figure out exact dating on any of these, let alone extinct calendar systems.

On this blog, I do my best to use the accepted dates in the Western world...Which is where the initials A.D. come from - 'anno Domini' = 'in the year of our Lord.'

404 - The last gladiator competition in Rome.

I can't lie, I would have watched and enjoyed these games.

1610 - Simon Marius, a German astronomer, discovered the moons of Jupiter.

Marius should have officially reported this finding; instead Galileo claimed the finding on July 1 of the same year.

1863 - The Emancipation Proclamation, declared the previous September by Abraham Lincoln, took effect. It declared freedom for slaves in all areas of the Confederacy still in rebellion against the Union.

The North had very little control of the South at this time, which means there was no effective way of putting this proclamation into force...That said, the proclamation was an excellent political tool for Lincoln, as well as an additional battle-cry for the North.

1902 - The first Rose Bowl game.  Michigan crushed Stanford, 49-0.

The 'grand-daddy of them all' started a fantastic tradition of college football bowl games.

1906 - The British Parliament curtailed immigration for the insane, impoverished, criminal and diseased.

You'd think this would be common sense.  You'd think the U.S. would have a similar policy...And then you'd remember immigration has become more a tool to control the native population than one to help it - from both American political parties.

1912 - The Chinese Republic was founded by Sun Yat-sen.

China has never had anything near a republic, and certainly nothing resembling a democracy.  That said, Chinese civilization has been as successful as any in the history of mankind and I am not here to say they do it wrong.

1920 - The League of Nations convened for the first time.

This worked just about as well as the U.N. has.

1920 - The 'Great Raid of the Red Scare': 'Radicals' were arrested in 33 U.S. cities.

They could round up many more 'Reds' if they'd just go to each city's DNC headquarters.

1934 - Germany passed the "Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring."

It wasn't long till they started considering anyone who wasn't German to be 'diseased.'

1946 - Japanese Emperor Hirohito rejected the notion the emperor is a living god and the notion the Japanese are superior to other races and destined to govern the world.

A thorough 'whoopin' will do this to most people bent on conquest and subjugation...It's usually the only thing which works - something all freedom-loving people must always keep in mind.
 
1949 - The U.N. brokered a cease-fire in Kashmir granting it the right to vote on whether to remain in India or join Pakistan.

No vote has taken place, and the cease-fire is in constant danger of dissolving...A reality made even more dangerous by the fact India and Pakistan are nuclear powers.

1959 - Fidel Castro led Cuban revolutionaries to victory over Fulgencio Batista.

It's a disgrace President Eisenhower let this happen right off the shores of the U.S...It's an even bigger disgrace no succeeding president has righted this wrong.  And even worse that President Obama has embraced the Castros.

1986 - Soviet television aired a five-minute greeting from President Reagan, and Americans got the same from Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the first such exchange between the superpowers.

The iron fist of the Soviet Union was loosening.  It wasn't long until it completely crumbled.

1993 - Czechoslovakia dissolved, and the Czech Republic and Slovakia were formed.

As Liberalism takes over American popular culture, the memory of Ronald Reagan may shrink, but the people of Eastern Europe will long remember him for bringing down the Soviet Union and her hold on her neighbors.  This 'Velvet Revolution' has been the most successful of the previous communist nations.

1994 - The North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect.

Free trade is always good for the U.S...As long as it is 'fair' trade.  And as long as the deal isn't just a means to smuggle more foreigners in.

1999 - President Fidel Castro, marking 40-years as Cuba's leader, portrayed his Socialist nation as a defender of humanity against rapacious capitalism.

You'd think with such magnanimity Americans would be fleeing to Cuba, instead of vice verse...Except for douches like Sean Penn, that is.

2002 - Euro banknotes and coins became the legal tender in 12 EU states.

The Euro will ultimately fail without a united Europe, which will never happen.  Sadly, this process of failing is in the process of occurring.

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Friday, December 30, 2016

December 31

406 - Vandals, Alans and Sueves invaded Roman Gaul.

Time for a history lesson (I'm not sure where the following reference comes from; probably one of my old reference books - but I don't want to have anyone think it is all my own.)

The Alans or Alani were an Iranian nomadic group among the Sarmatian people, warlike pastoralists of mixed backgrounds, who spoke an Iranian Language
- The Sarmatians, Sarmatae or Sauromatae (the second form is mostly used by early Greek writers, the other by the later Greeks and the Romans) were a people whom Herodotus put on the eastern boundary of Scythia beyond the Tanais (Don River). They were Iranian people akin to the Scythians (Saka).
- Scythia was an area in Eurasia inhabited in ancient times by an Iranian people known as Scythians. The location and extent of Scythia varied over time from the Altai region where Mongolia, China, Russia and Kazakhstan come together to the lower Danube River area and Bulgaria. Saka are Asian Scythians.

The Sueves, Suebi or Suevi were a Germanic people whose origin was near the Baltic Sea.
- The term Germanic peoples or Germanic tribes applies to the ancient Germanic peoples of Europe. The Germanic tribes spoke mutually intelligible dialectics and shared a common mythology and story telling, for instance Beowulf and the Volsunga Saga.

The Vandals were an East Germanic tribe who entered the late Roman Empire, and created a state in North Africa, centered on the city of Carthage. The Vandals probably gave their name to the province of Andalusia (originally, Vandalusia), in Spain, where they temporarily settled before pushing on to Africa.

Needless to say, by this time the Roman Empire was in its death throes, and these were just three of the many barbarian tribes in the process of overrunning it.

1775 - George Washington ordered recruiting officers to accept free blacks into the army.

How sad...Blacks were good enough to fight for America's independence, but not to receive it themselves.


Such is the cruelty of history...Luckily, hundreds of thousands of white Americans fought to right this injustice less than 100 years later.

1946 - President Truman officially proclaimed the end of hostilities in World War II.

The war had been over for a year, but the killing was nowhere near ended...Winning the peace is often as hard as winning the war.


1964 - Syrian-based al-Fatah guerrillas of Yasser Arafat launched their first raid on Israel with the aim of provoking a retaliation and sparking an Arab war against Israel.

50-years later and nothing has changed...How the Israelis have survived, surrounded by the Islamic horde, is a miracle.

The question is, can they continue; or, how long can they continue?


1987 - Robert Mugabe was sworn in as Zimbabwe's first executive president.

Mugabe may be called President by the jackasses at the U.N., but here in Peroville he is nothing more than a butcher...But then again, the rest of the world accepted Saddam Hussein as well.

In the eyes of the U.N., Mugabes and Saddams are good, but George Bush is bad...Which is why the U.N. is nothing more than a Circle Jerk Group.


1998 - Europe's leaders proclaimed a new era when eleven nations merged currencies to create the euro, a shared money they said would boost business, underpin unity and strengthen their role in world affairs.

Many Americans are worried about how well the Euro has performed against the Dollar, but the Dollar is 'tried & true,' and the Euro is the monetary system of a group of people who will never stay together...Sure the Euro was hot for a decent period of the early 21st Century, but long term I'd put my money on the Dollar.


1999 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin announced his resignation and handed power over to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

His status in our time is iffy, but history will be kind to Yeltsin - it will take awhile, however...It will be interesting to see about Putin.  So far he has proven to be a chameleon, but like most Russian strongmen I'm betting he comes out ok - by Russian standards.


2002 - U.S. executions for the year rose from 66 to 71, with 33 in Texas.

Of course this doesn't include fetal executions: 2001 = over 1,300,00, 2002 = over 1,300,000.

Every one of the 66 and 71 executions noted above was protested against by Leftist idiots, but I doubt if any of the 2,600,000 innocent BABIES were.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

December 30

1922 - Vladimir I. Lenin proclaimed the establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, organized as a federation of Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia and the Transcaucasian Federation..

What a glorious day for all of mankind, with Lenin succeeding in the formation of the worlds first communist nation...Which, like all other communist nations to follow, became a Hell State.

The USSR had the distinction of being not just the first, but the greatest Hell State.

1460 - The Battle of Wakefield: The English Duke of York was killed by Lancastrians, and Queen Margaret hung his head over the gate of the city.

This was one of the great battles in the Wars of the Roses...Why did Margaret kill the Duke? To guarantee her son, Edward II, would succeed Henry VI as King of England.

Unfortunately for the Lancasters and Yorks neither survived the civil war, and Henry Tudor eventually won the crown.


1853 - The Gadsden Purchase: The United States bought 45,000 square miles of land along the Gila River from Mexico for $10 million.

Less than 150-years later, Mexicans are attempting a Reconquista through the process of mass migration and breeding...And we are not only letting it happen, we are helping it happen.


1916 - Grigory Yefimovich Rasputin was drowned by the Russian Czar’s henchmen when he was thrown through a hole in the ice of the Neva River. On the night of December 29-30, they poisoned his wine, but he did not die. Then they shot him twice, but when he still refused to die, they drowned him.

It’s amazing the ‘Mad Monk’ lived as long as he did, because previous Czars would have executed him long before Nicholas did...This spinelessness was one of the reasons Nikki soon lost his empire - and his life - to the commies.


1932 - The USSR barred food handouts for housewives under 36-years of age.

And here in the U.S. many feminist whack-jobs insist on following in the footsteps of their Soviet heroes, by deriding American housewives as useless to society.


1959 - The first ballistic missile submarine, the USS George Washington, was commissioned.

”Global Reach, Global Power”...By “Sea, Land or Air.”


1999 - After 2,000 years of hostile relations between Christians and Jews, the Vatican and Israel approved a document in which the Holy See and the Jewish State recognized each other.

The two religions are intertwined historically (through the Old Testament) and original geographic location...They are definitely different, but similar in their concepts of ‘good and evil.’

Plus, Jesus was a Jew. As such, I don’t think it is much of a stretch to consider Christianity a Jewish sect.


2006 - Saddam Hussein was executed.

Far too few evil men have met their death at the hand of justice, and very few men have deserved such justice as Saddam Hussein did...We should be proud in being part of his downfall, and eventual extermination.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

December 29

1890 - The Battle of Wounded Knee: The last major conflict of the Indian Wars took place in South Dakota after Colonel James W. Forsyth of the 7th Cavalry tried to disarm Chief Big Foot and his followers. Some 300 Sioux Indians were killed by U.S. troops sent to 'disarm' them.

The Anglo-Franco-Spanish-American conquest of the American Indian is a sad, but natural occurrence...We can feel bad, and we can reminisce, but the reality of the situation is this:
World history is the spread - as a result of military, demographic, biological or epidemiological conquest - of people over space and time.

The American Indians are no different than the Philistines, Lydians, Hittites, Sumerians, etc, etc, etc...People come and people go. Over time, our people will as well.


1778 - British troops, attempting a new strategy to defeat the American Colonials, captured Savannah, capital of Georgia, in some of the bloodiest fighting of the Revolutionary War.

The British ‘Southern Strategy’ was doomed to failure:

1. Colonial population centers were in the north.
2. France and Spain were neighbors to the south, and would do whatever it took to slap their European foe, helping the Americans by default.


1845 - Texas (comprised of the present state of Texas and part of New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming) was admitted as the 28th state, with the provision that the area (389,166 square miles) be divided into no more than five states "of convenient size."

America was getting closer to its 'Manifest Destiny.'


1934 - Japan renounced the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.

Seven years till Pearl Harbor...It’s truly amazing how powerful this tiny island nation became, and unfortunate for itself as well.


1940 - In a radio interview, President Roosevelt proclaimed the U.S. as the "arsenal of democracy":  WWII.

It's too bad FDR's successors, modern-day Democrats, don’t see it this way.


1970 - OSHA was established by an act of Congress.

OSHA is an enormous drag on American production, which affects everything from household income levels to Gross National Product. Of course, workplace standards are necessary, but nothing is needed with such reach and punitive power as this bureaucratic monstrosity.

What happened to Adam Smith-style economic policy? Sadly, we have allowed a pseudo-socialist economic policy to replace the tried-and-true genius of laissez-faire.


1998 - Two top Khmer Rouge leaders apologized for the deaths of as many as two million people during their regime in the 1970s, and asked Cambodians to forget the past.

'Forget the past'? You’ve got to be kidding me...This would be like asking the Jews to ‘forgive the Nazis.'

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

December 28

1950 - Advancing Chinese troops crossed the 38th Parallel, dividing line between North and South Korea, to help the communist North Koreans:  Korean War.

It was extremely cold in North Korea at this time, but with this event the war got hotter than ever...And the tide of the war changed.

MacArthur had completely righted the war and it was turning into a route, but the entry of China and its million-man-army put the Americans in an impossible situation because they didn't have anywhere near the amount of men and materiel needed to force the Chinese out of Korea...At least, not without using the atom bomb.

As such, the history of the Far East changed with this event...Not only did it seal the fate of the Koreans, but it showed the world that the American military wasn't omnipotent - nor was it willing to use its atomic weapons again.

It also showed China was ready to reemerge from about 200-years of being kicked around by the West and Japan.


856 - Vikings attacked and burned Paris.

I wonder if this is when the Franks became French? It was less than 50-years after Charlemagne's death, yet this once mighty group of people had already become a bunch of pansies.


1688 - William of Orange made a triumphant march into London as James II fled.

A bloodless coup occurred and the Glorious Revolution began a new, great, period in English history.


1945 - The U.S. Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States.

I say the Pledge to my Flag every day, and there are few things which bring more joy to my life...I will never understand how anyone can have a problem with ‘pledging allegiance’ to this great nation through any of its symbols.


1971 - The U.S. Justice Department sued Mississippi officials for ignoring the ballots of blacks.

The same should be done for election fraud of any kind...Especially in the case of illegal alien or multiple voters.

Never forget any fraudulent vote is a counter-vote to a legit vote in its opposition...Which is exactly why the Dems push so hard to restrict voter ID card requirements - they need the fraudulent votes.


1995 - President Clinton vetoed a $265 billion defense bill, saying it would waste money on an unneeded missile defense system.

Just another step in Bubba’s 'reign of destruction against the U.S. Military'...And a waste of time in what has become necessary anyway.  Too bad we were put back a decade.


2000 - Iran and Russia announced an expanded military and security partnership.

We know how things are going to end up in Iran (they're going to get their atomic weapon), but Russia is a wild card. And the Ruskies are really playing with fire, because it is equally as likely for the Iranians to turn on them as they are to remain partners.

You would think the Ruskies would have learned the danger of making deals with the Devil after their experience with Hitler...I guess not.

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Monday, December 26, 2016

December 27

1927 - Joseph Stalin's faction won at the All-Union Congress in the Soviet Union.  Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party.

What a 'lucky' day for the people of the USSR...Lenin couldn’t have left a better psychopath to perfect his Hell State, and Trotsky was soon to be on the run for his life.

That said, as much of a butcher as Uncle Joe was, it's likely he was also the force which kept Germany from conquering the Ruskies - even though he completely botched the first year of the war.


1512 - The Laws of Burgos gave New World natives legal protection against abuse, and authorized "Negro slavery."

How generous. The Spanish knew they could never control the Indians through enslavement, but did a good job of enslaving them without slavery...They had no such problem with the blacks they shipped in, though.

1558 - English Queen Elizabeth issued a proclamation forbidding any other kind of worship other that used at the close of the reign of Henry VIII.

This form of worship was the English version of Protestantism...The Roman Catholic Church picked its allies (led by Spain) and made a historic mistake, because England and the Protestant world was soon much more powerful than Spain.

1941 - Japanese war planes bombed Manila in the Philippines, even though it had been declared an "open city":  WWII.

An 'open city?' What kind of BS is that?...MacArthur knew it was a long-shot, but felt it was worth trying.

1943 - President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the U.S. Army to take temporary possession of all railroads in order to prevent a strike by railway workers. The action was taken under the wartime Labor Disputes Act:  WWII.

It’s amazing to think of a union going on strike in the middle of a war, but this just shows they care more about themselves than the good of the country...FDR was absolutely correct in taking this action and should have locked up the union leaders as subversive SOB’s.

The railroads were returned to private management on January 18, 1944.


1944 - General George S. Patton's Third Army, spearheaded by the 4th Armored Division, relieved the surrounded city of Bastogne in Belgium:  WWII.

There’s no way the 'Battling Bastards of Bastogne' (101st Airborne Division) should have been able to survive the German onslaught, but they fought long enough for Patton to arrive - establishing themselves in the lore of American military tradition.


1996 - France said it would no longer participate in Operation Provide Comfort after the end of the year. The operation was a multi-national air reconnaissance effort to safeguard Kurdish civilians in northern Iraq.

Instead France decided to start participating in ‘Operation Accept Bribes’...Otherwise known as the ‘U.N. Oil-for-Food Program.'

1998 - A vaccine for AIDS, by VaxGen Inc., was reported to be in Phase III clinical trials. It was derived from g-120, a genetically engineered protein copied from a protein found in the HIV virus.

I have a vaccine for AIDS as well; it's much cheaper, and more effective: Don’t be promiscuous, don’t use IV drugs, and don’t have homosexual sex.

Nah! How dare I propose people control themselves for their own good.


2000 - President Bill Clinton appointed Roger Gregory as the first black American judge to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.

Woopty Doo! President GHW Bush put a black man in the Supreme Court before this event...But that doesn’t count, because Justice Thomas is considered an ‘Uncle Tom’ in Liberalville, which is the only place they are keeping score, anyway.


2001 - President George W. Bush granted China permanent normal trade status with the United States.

It is ugly, but there is no way we can isolate China...And it's likely, furthering trade with China will draw it out of its communist shell anyway.

2001 - U.S. officials announced Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners would be held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The ACLU(seless) would rather they be given a ‘time out’ and put in the corner...Thankfully President Bush had the testicular fortitude to stand up to the 'Enemies Within' who seem more than happy to help our ‘Enemies Without’ destroy our nation.


Incredibly, until very recently, President Obama has made the same (correct) decision and the Left has said very little about it...Couldn't be politics, could it?  Nah!

2002 - A defiant North Korea ordered U.N. nuclear inspectors to leave the country and said it would restart a laboratory capable of producing plutonium for nuclear weapons. The U.N. nuclear watchdog said its inspectors were "staying put" for the time being .

Hans Blix to the rescue...Pull the U.N. morons out, and tell China to take care of North Korea. I’m sure there is something they’d like in exchange.

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

December 26

1492 - The first Spanish settlement in the New World was founded by Columbus at La Navidad - now Haiti.  It was later destroyed by the native Indians.

This was the first of many, but as always settlement wasn’t easy...This one didn’t last at all.


These Indians understood Pero's 'First Rule of Invasions': Kill the invader on the beach. At the very least, kill them before they get a chance to settle...This should have been an instinct in all the New World populations, but it wasn't meant to be.

Such is the brutal reality of history.

1862 - President Lincoln ordered the execution of 39 of the 303 Santee Sioux Indians who had been condemned after a very hasty trial, and a mass hanging of the unlucky ones was conducted.
"...the largest official mass execution in American history in which guilt of the executed cannot be positively determined."

Today we can't even execute those who are definitely guilty. Try to imagine how nuts Liberal nutters would go if an American President ordered the execution of ANY Jihadis.

1966 - The first Kwanzaa was celebrated.

The first? I thought it was practiced in Africa for many centuries prior to this date...What a colossal joke.


An even bigger joke:  Your children may not be able to celebrate a 'Christmas Party' in school, but I guarantee if they asked for a 'Kwanzaa Party' they'd be accommodated.

1982 - The Man of the Year in 'TIME Magazine' was a non-human for the first time. A computer received the honors as 1982’s "greatest influence for good or evil."

What a bunch of jackasses they must have over at 'TIME.' Picking a machine as the 'man' of the year is just stupid.

Almost as stupid as other organizations picking Bruce Jenner as the 2015 'Woman of the Year'...Penis and all.

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

December 25 (A Triple)

1 - The date celebrated as the birth of Jesus Christ.

Was Christ born on this date? Probably not. Is Christ the son of God? Personally, I'd say no...Neither of these questions is of importance to me, however.

What is important is the life and death of Jesus Christ, and the historical results of his life and death...Results which have been as important as any life and death in history.

336 - The first recorded celebration of Christmas on December 25th took place in Rome.

The ‘birth of Christ’ had been celebrated on various dates for over 200 years, but this is the first sanctioned by the 'Church' on the 25th...Although it is surely false to hold this as Christ’s ‘real’ birthday, it is a grand event which deserves a grand holiday.

800 - Charlemagne was crowned Emperor of the Romans.

The Pope crowned Charlemagne emperor in order to pay back the many times Charles saved him from his enemies in the Vatican, and also from his own family...Charlemagne was also a strong defender of the church, and liked to think of himself as the founder of a new Roman Empire.

There are many who consider Charlemagne as the founder of the Holy Roman Empire, and there are others who consider Otto I the founder in 962...I fall in line with those who look at Otto, because it was he who stabilized the 'Germanic nation,' and made the HRE a consistent functioning institution.

Either way, I hope you aren't foolish enough to think the Holy Roman Empire was either 'Holy,' 'Roman,' or an 'Empire.'

1. 'Holy': Hahahaha! This was a political entity if there ever was one.
2. 'Roman': Hardly. Remember Charlemagne was a Frank and Otto a Saxon (both were Germanic tribes), and the HRE was always ruled by Germans/Austrians in the future.
3. 'Empire': The HRE had a brief period as an empire thanks to it's association with the Spanish Empire (during the reign of Charles V), but other than that, it was a loose confederation of German States...Nothing more, nothing less.

1066 - William the Conqueror was crowned King William I of England.

A great day in the history of what had previously been a backward nation, and what would eventually became one of the greatest empires in world history.


1651 - The General Court of Massachusetts passed a law making the observance of Christmas a penal offense and ordered a fine of five shillings for "observing any such day as Christmas."

During this time, Christmas in the Americas resembled Mardi Gras, and the Massachusetts Puritans wanted nothing to do with such debauchery...As a result it was a long time before Christmas became a mainstream American holiday.


1776 - The Battle of Trenton: American Revolution.  General George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River in a surprise attack against Hessian forces at Trenton, New Jersey.

A 'surprise attack' on a drunken force...It was a minor tactical battle, but an enormous strategic victory because it provided an important psychological lift for the Colonists.

1799 - Napoleon’s new constitution went into effect. It gave him, as First Consul, powers to promulgate laws, nominate senior officials, control finances and conduct negotiations with foreign powers.

A dictator was born, and France began a periods of true greatness...Though not necessarily one of 'goodness.'


1868 - President Andrew Johnson granted an unconditional pardon to all persons involved in the Southern rebellion which resulted in the Civil War.

You have to wonder if Lincoln would have done likewise.  I tend to think he would have, because from the beginning of the war his intent was to keep the Union whole...This pardon went a long way towards re-establishing this wholeness - though it pissed off many in the North who felt the South should pay a much greater price then it did.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

December 24

1942 - The first powered flight of a V-1 cruise missile:  WWII.

This was the forefather of every modern rocket...Imagine if Hitler hadn’t shipped out or killed all of his Jewish scientists, and they invented the atomic bomb before the Americans? Which was very possible.

There is little doubt the Mad Corporal would have loaded them on the V-1’s and V-2’s...If the Germans had the time to perfect these weapons, the world would be a much different (more horrible) place than it is today.


1144 – Muslim forces re-captured much of the territory originally taken by the Christian Crusaders. This resulted in the Pope calling for a second Crusade.

The Perpetual War...I bet they never thought it would still be going almost 900-years later.

1814 - The War of 1812 officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.

America firmly established its independence in this ‘second Revolutionary War’...Unfortunately for the Brits, word didn’t reach the South before American forces could wipe out their force in New Orleans.

Ok, this is popular mythology...The Brits in New Orleans knew perfectly well of the war's status, but the British government hoped to pull out a victory in the battle, which would have given them a stronger position to bargain from or restart the war from.

In my point of view the Battle of New Orleans was a nice little way of saying ‘Don’t return, ya limey bastards.’


1865 - Several veterans of the Confederate Army formed a private social club in Pulaski, Tennessee, called the Ku Klux Klan.

A terrible organization, but an almost natural offshoot of the period...And my favorite Civil War general (for his skill and battlefield innovations, not viewpoints) soon became its first Grand Wizard: Nathan Bedford Forrest.


Oh by the way, these KKK clowns were primarily Democrats...Just as they were in the 20th Century, as well.

1943 - President Franklin Roosevelt appointed General Dwight Eisenhower as Supreme Commander of Allied forces for 'Operation Overlord':  WWII.

Ike was the perfect 'political general'...No other commander could have pulled off the European invasion as well.

Per normal, America was graced with the presence of ‘the right man, in the right place, at the right time.’


1946 – U.S. General MacNarney granted 800,000 'minor Nazis' amnesty.

We had a choice:  Remove all the Nazi's or leave Germany to be run by inexperienced leaders.  Under normal circumstances going with the new blood might have been the better choice, but circumstances were anything but normal...Never forget the Russian bear was in a feeding frenzy at this time, and we didn't have the luxury of allowing Germany to suffer as long as they deserved.


It's too bad we didn't apply a similar lesson after removing Sadaam Hussein from power in Iraq.

1968 - The 'Apollo Eight' astronauts (Lovell, Anders and Borman), orbiting the moon 250,000 miles from home, reading verses from their bible and transmitted a message to all of mankind calling for "peace on earth."

Oh my GOD! Liberal ‘separation of church and state’ nuts must have had spontaneous strokes and heart attacks.


2003 - Pakistan's President, General Pervez Musharraf agreed to step down as head of the armed forces by the end of 2004, part of a deal with the hard line Islamic opposition to end a long standoff which had stalled the nation's return to democracy. Musharraf also agreed to scale back some of the special powers he decreed himself after taking power in a 1999 military coup.

Never forget this is a country with nuclear weapons and advanced delivery systems...With millions of radical Islamists chomping at the bit trying to take control of them.

They can hide behind the facade of democracy, but the reality is the world cannot afford to allow a fundamentalist Pakistani leadership to evolve...Which is why we play patty-cake with the Paki Military and their crazy Taliban creation.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

December 23

1944 - General Dwight Eisenhower confirmed the death sentence of Private Eddie Slovik, the only American soldier executed for desertion since the Civil War:  WWII.

This is exactly how a deserter should be punished...As should those who commit treason, sedition or subversives acts against the U.S. - which should include those who are draft dodgers.

1779 - Benedict Arnold was court-martialed for improper conduct.

'Improper conduct' = A nice way to say treason!!

Ironically, 'TREASON' is a common theme on this day.


1783 - George Washington resigned as Commander-in-Chief of the Army and retired to his home at Mount Vernon, Virginia.

The great man had less than six-years of peace before he was called on to serve his nation again - in 1789 as President.


1902 - An exceptionally brutal three-year war waged by the U.S. Army against Filipino revolutionaries ended with the signing of an armistice by the rebels, which left the U.S. in possession of the archipelago of 7,100 islands. General Arthur MacArthur (father of Douglas) conducted this war, which had Filipino casualties estimated between 50,000 to over 2,000,000.

Who in the Hell came up with these casualty figures? 50,0000 is quite a bit smaller than 2,000,000...Not even a Democrat-Voter-Fraud-Collector could come up with such a wide split.

Ok, maybe they could in Cook or King County.


1921 - President Warren Harding freed socialist Eugene Debs and 23 other political prisoners.

A horrible precedent...The 24 Socialist subversives should have been executed.


1933 - Marinus van der Lubbe was sentenced to death for the ‘Reichstag Fire.’

“The only one who really knows about the Reichstag is I, because I set it on fire!” - Herman Goering (as stated by Gen. Franz Halder at the Nuremberg Trials.)


Hitler and, the soon to be Fat Ass Field Marshal, were more than happy to blame the loony communist, who was beheaded on January 10, 1934...They must have been feeling a little on the festive side allowing him to live an extra 19 days through the Christmas season.

1947 - President Harry Truman granted a pardon to 1,523 who evaded the World War II draft.

The anti-Ike...See the 1944 comment.


1948 – Hideki Tojo and six other Japanese war leaders were executed.

Good riddance to dead dictators and warlords.


1953 - Robert Oppenheimer lost his security clearance due to contact with communists and opposition to the Hydrogen-Bomb.

See the 1944 comment.


1996 - President Clinton expressed gratitude to the nation's armed forces as he visited Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Empty words from the man who did more to destroy the U.S. Military than any president before or after - well, maybe until Obama took over.

Forget the BlewClinsky affair, as a draft-dodger Clinton should have never been allowed to run for the highest office in the land - holding the title of Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Once again, see the 1944 comment.


2006 - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose sanctions on Iran for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment. The Security Council resolution ordered all countries to stop supplying Iran with materials and technology that could contribute to its nuclear and missile programs. It also froze the Iranian assets of 10 key companies and 12 individuals related to those programs. Iran denounced the sanctions. China’s endorsement was an important symbolic act.

'Symbolic' indeed...What a sad joke.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

December 22

1944 - During the Siege of Bastogne, in the Battle of the Bulge:  WWII.  The 101st Airborne Division and part of the 10th Armored Division were encircled by German forces within the bulge. The German commander besieging the town demanded that the Americans surrender or face annihilation

U.S. Major General Anthony McAuliffe prepared a typed reply that read simply:
To the German Commander: "Nuts!"
From the American Commander.

The Americans who delivered the message explained to the perplexed Germans that the one-word reply was translatable as "Go to Hell!"

America’s WWII commanders were great...McCauliffe forever immortalized himself, and the 101st Airborne did likewise in their brilliant defensive battle at Bastogne.


1775 - A Continental naval fleet was organized in the rebellious American colonies under the command of Ezek Hopkins.

1785 - The American Continental Navy fleet was organized, consisting of two frigates, two brigs and three schooners. Sailors were paid eight dollars a month.

Don’t get these day confused with the birthday of the U.S. Navy, which is October 13.


1864 - Union General William T. Sherman sent President Abraham Lincoln this message - "I beg to present you as a Christmas present the city of Savannah with 150 guns and plenty of ammunition":  U.S. Civil War.

A Christmas present indeed...Grant definitely picked the right man when he let Sherman loose on the South, and this terrible war was shortly entering its last year as a result of such fighting men.


1989 - Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu, last of Eastern Europe's hard line Communist rulers, was toppled from power in a popular uprising.

Nikki was replaced by some of his ‘less aggressive’ Communist buddies, but communism was definitely on its way out in Romania.

Keep an eye out for Nikki in a few days...His execution is soon to follow.


1997 - Actress Hunter Tylo, whose pregnancy got her fired from TV's 'Melrose Place,' was awarded $4.9 million by jurors who agreed she was wrongfully terminated.

Her job was to portray a 'Tylo-Ho,’ and in her pregnant state she was unable to perform this function. She should have been fired for not being able to do her job.

Decisions like this are ridiculous, but the Liberal insaniacs are doing everything they can to create judicial anarchy, and to poison business.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

December 21

1898 - Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium.

I don’t pretend to know much about this element, but I do know Marie was one of the most important women in the history of the world - and her discovery helped change the world.

Go here for more information.

69 – Vespasian, Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus, a gruff-spoken general of humble origins, entered Rome and was adopted as Emperor by the Roman Senate.

Vespasian was the founder of the Flavian Dynasty, and one of the more decent Roman Emperors. He is noted for his mildness (by the standards of the time), sense of justice, and the amount of money he spent on Rome’s public works:  Including the construction of a new forum, the Temple of Peace, public baths, and the Colosseum.


1494 - A new sickness broke out in Naples: Syphilis.

The Euros gave the American Indians smallpox, and the Indians gave the Euros syphilis...The Euro’s suffered, but the Indians perished.

This incidence of disease transfer wasn't intentional, and it wasn't the first time biological warfare was waged on an virgin population, but it was brutally successful in aiding the European conquest of the New World.


1620 - 103 Pilgrims aboard the 'Mayflower' went ashore for the first time at present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts.

This ended a 63-day voyage establishing an English settlement on the North American continent...The world would never be the same.


1879 - Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili was born.

Happy birthday, you sick bastard...He's better known as Joseph Stalin.


1939 - Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich named Adolf Eichmann leader of 'Referat IV B,' the group in charge of transport of Jews for the 'Final Solution.'

What a miserable trio of psychopaths...Any one of the three could make the claim for being 'Top Nut of the Reich,' but I’d put my money on Heydrich.


1945 - 'Old Blood and Guts' died: General George S. Patton, commander of the U.S. 3rd Army, died from injuries suffered not in battle but in a freak car accident.

What a terrible way for the old warrior to die...All of his previous deaths came in battle (with Hannibal, Caesar, etc), and this peacetime death will hopefully be made up for in his future battles.


He believed it, so I see no reason not to honor it.

Also, it is important to note his nickname is a little bit misleading, because there were very few WWII commanders who had a lower casualty rate among HIS OWN TROOPS...Patton did cause plenty of casualties for his enemies, however.


1971 - The U.N. Security Council elected former Nazi, Kurt Waldheim as Secretary General.

You read that right: 'FORMER NAZI as SECRETARY GENERAL' of the U.N.

What a complete joke.


1991 - Eleven of the twelve former Soviet republics proclaimed the birth of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the death of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

It’s somewhat ironic the great Hell State met its final day on Stalin’s birthday.


2000 - The final U.S. election results showed Al Gore with 50,996,116 votes and George W. Bush with 50,456,169. Gore led by over 500,000 votes but lost to Bush by one electoral college vote.

This popular vote nonsense is for the idiots in this country who have had their minds altered by the media, or were never properly educated in American civics and history in the first place.

The Founding Fathers set up the Electoral College for a reason, and that reason was to protect the nation from being run by the huge states...The system has always worked, and will in the future.  As long as the revolutionary Leftists are kept from absolute control of the government and the courts, that is.


2000 - Ted Turner offered to make up the $35 million difference between dues the U.S. owed the U.N. and the amount Congress was willing to pay.

The U.S. should exit from the U.N. and let Ted and any of his Socialist buddies fund 100% of the world's largest Circle Jerk Group.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

December 20 (A Triple)

1803 - The Louisiana Purchase was completed with the territory formally transferring from France to the United States during ceremonies in New Orleans. This purchase effectively doubled the size of the existing U.S. With 827,987 square miles in the deal, a price translating to roughly $18 per square mile- under 3 cents/acre.

President Jefferson had doubts about the legality of making this purchase (he was a Constitutional stickler), but knew the opportunity had to be seized...The purchase provided natural resources - including people - and also eliminated a potential future enemy combatant in France.


1860 - South Carolina adopted an Ordinance of Secession, testing the concept of the state's right to secede from the Union.

The firing hadn’t begun, but this event properly marks the beginning of the Civil War, which as horrific as it was had to happen...The North and South had many problems that couldn’t be worked out politically (slavery was only one of them), and war was the only answer.

Thankfully the U.S. had the right man in charge at the right time...A true blessing throughout her short history.


1922 - Fourteen republics formed the Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics (USSR).

Lenin completed the conquest of Russia and her minor neighbors, and succeeded in creating the Hell State...And to make things even more pleasant, he passed it on to the 'Man of Steel' - who perfected it.

1917 - The Russian Secret Police was formed under Felix Dzerzhinsky. He helped lead the Bolshevik Revolution and set up the secret police, the Cheka, which later became the KGB (also known as NKVD).

This proved to be an important step in the progression of a day-from-Hell for the Russian people - See 1922.


1924 - Adolf Hitler was released from prison after serving less than one year of a five-year sentence for treason.

How a country can allow a man convicted of treason to live, let alone free him, is amazing to me...Incredibly, he was only one of the 20th Century psychos who managed to spend time in prison for crimes against their nations, yet eventually took control of their governments. Lenin and Stalin are the other notables, but there were many others.


1933 - The German government announced 400,000 citizens were to be sterilized because of hereditary defects.

Nice. The nut-job German scientists had the perfect goon-squad take over control of their nation, and now they were allowed to put their insane Eugenic theories into practice...Lets not forget, these scientists were around long before the Nazis, and the Germans were by far the most advanced scientific nation at the time.

Sadly their legacy was one of great knowledge and even greater inhumanity.


2002 - Canada's Supreme Court ruled the book 'One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads' and others with gay themes cannot be banned from kindergarten classrooms in Canadian schools.

KINDERGARTEN!?!? This is propaganda at its finest.

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

December 19 (A Double)

1998 - President Clinton was impeached on two counts: Articles 1 and 3, for perjury and obstruction of justice. The 42nd chief executive became the second in history to be ordered to stand trial in the Senate, where, like Andrew Johnson before him, he was acquitted.

Impeachment is a responsibility the House hasn’t used properly - to check the power of the Executive or the Courts...It should be used more often, which would do much to right our floundering ship/nation.


Clinton brought on his impeachment by not telling the truth in the first place.  And the blowjobs were one of the smallest problems I had with him...Thankfully, he wasn't convicted by the Senate, however, because had he been it's very likely Al Gore would have won the 2000 election easily.

2003 - Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi, after secret negotiations with the United States and Britain, agreed to halt his nation's drive to develop nuclear and chemical weapons and the long-range missiles to deliver them. He admitted to nuclear fuel projects, including possessing centrifuges and centrifuge parts used in uranium enrichment, showed American and British inspectors a significant quantity of mustard agent, acknowledged Libya intended to acquire equipment and develop capabilities to create biological weapons, and admitted "elements of the history of its cooperation with North Korea" to develop extended-range Scud missiles.

The Libyan Drag-Queen was looking to save his skin.  He saw Saddam Hussein fall and was smart enough to play the ‘good guy’...He was nuts, not stupid.


That said, had we not invaded Iraq, this nut would still be playing with a full WND program (Yes, I know he's dead.  I'll get to that in a moment), and would be another lunatic with dangerous toys...What's really scary is the fact Libya is a bit player in the Middle East, and if they had such an advanced program other unsavory nations likely do, too.

It's an interesting thought to wonder if giving up this stash cost Qaddafi his life?  I'm betting President Obama and the West would have never had the guts to go after him if he still had his bio/chem program...Think I'm wrong?  Think about Syria.  If Assad didn't have a known bio/chem program he'd already be dead.  He played the Russian game of getting rid of some, but having kept them as a bargaining chip has kept him alive.

Unfortunately, every rogue nutter with dangerous toys will think twice about handing them over in the future - because getting rid of them might be their own death sentence...Think Iran and North Korea.

1562 - The Battle of Dreux: The French Wars of Religion between the Huguenots and the Catholics began with this battle.

"Une foi, un loi, un roi," = "one faith, one law, one king."

These wars destroyed a whole generation of Frenchmen, but were a logical extension of the Protestant Revolution, with the people challenging the power of their kings who claimed power was granted to them by God.

The battles continued through the end of the 1500's and only started to wind down with the Treaty of Nantes in 1598.


1916 - The Battle of Verdun ended:  WWI.

This is one of the longest non-siege battles in military history, and also one of the most useless. Like most WWI battles...Over 250,000 deaths and 450,000 wounded/missing, primarily fought between the French and Germans.

Neither side made much headway, but France won the battle because Germany withdrew after finally decided the ‘killing field’ was unwinnable.


1941 - Hitler assumed the title of Commander in Chief of the German Army, after accepting the resignation of Field Marshal Walther von Brauchitsch:  WWII.

What a huge break for the Allies...Although after American entry in the war it's unlikely the Germans could have held off envelopment from the West and East, the German military would have surely done a much better job without the Austrian Corporal making every strategic decision - and even many tactical ones.


1941 - The U.S. Office of Censorship was created to control information about WWII.

Can you imagine if the modern-day jackals (N.Y. Times, CNN, ACLU(seless), etc.) had been around in 1941? They’d go nuts over such ‘infringements on public knowledge’...And we could have possibly lost WWII due to this bunch of un-American, psychotic idiots.


I take it back.  The MSM would barely make a peep - as long as the president was a Democrat.

1972 - 'Apollo 17' splashed down in the Pacific, winding up the Apollo program of manned lunar landings.

What a sad day for this great program. I hope we return in my lifetime...I’ve said it before, and will say it again: America’s Manifest Destiny is not limited to Earth.


1996 - The school board of Oakland, Calif., voted to recognize 'Black English,' also known as 'Ebonics,' in a decision which set off a firestorm of controversy.

The board later reversed its stance, due to public disgust…Which is exactly why we must never remain silent in the face of stupidity, even when called racists.


2002 - Senator Patty Murray of Washington told high school students that Osama bin Laden was popular in poor countries because of his charitable works and challenged the U.S. to do the same.

SHE SAID WHAT?!?!?!

Can you imagine any politician, Democrat or Republican, expounding the virtues of Mr. Hitler for pulling Germany out of its depression, and challenging Roosevelt to do the same?

See the event at the top of this post: The failure to use the tools given by the Constitution have allowed subversive maggots like 'Osama Mama' Murray to prosper in modern-day America...The Republicans have their share of scumbags, but when they are drummed out of public life.  The Democrats accept theirs with open arms. KEEP THIS IN MIND EVERY TIME YOU VOTE (D).


2003 - China said it issued rules restricting exports of missile, nuclear and biological technologies that can be used to make or deliver weapons of mass destruction.

I haven't seen the restrictions, but it's safe to assume they look something like this: 'China will only sell such weapons to those who can pay with cash or oil'...Give me a break.

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