Sunday, March 10, 2019

March 11

1942 - As Japanese forces continued to advance in the Pacific during World War II, General Douglas MacArthur left the Philippines for Australia, vowing: "I shall return."

Other than Teddy Roosevelt, I have read more about 'The General' than any other American figure, and am still amazed he didn’t commit suicide or throw himself into the front lines after being ordered out of the Philippines by FDR. Of course, it was a good thing for the American war effort, but I am very surprised he left Corregidor alive...He was a chivalrous man, and it had to kill him to leave his troops to the fate of their Japanese captors.

As it turned out, returning to the Philippines was unnecessary, but it was important to MacArthur...As C-in-C, Roosevelt should have forced MacArthur to skip the Philippines, but politically there was no way Roosevelt could have kept him from fulfilling his vow.

537 - Goths laid siege to Rome.

Ho, Hum...Germanic (Goth, Vandal, etc.) raids on Rome had become a normal occurrence long before this date, and the West Roman Empire as a political entity was long gone by this time anyway.

1861 - The Confederate States of America adopted its constitution:  U.S. Civil War.

Thankfully our modern-day Liberal idiots weren't around at this time, because I don't think they would have stomached what it took to bring the South back into the Union...Sometimes war is the only answer.

1862 - President Lincoln confined George B. McClellan's command to the Army of the Potomac:  U.S. Civil War.

He should have fired him for refusal to use his forces to destroy the Confederates...McClellan would have made a great Quartermaster, and may have even been a 'brilliant' strategist, but he didn't have the guts to put his plans into effect in a timely manner, nor the killer instincts to be a battlefield commander.

1918 - The first cases of the Spanish flu were reported in the U.S.

WWI was coming to an end, but the world was hardly done dying...In the U.S., alone, over 600,000 died from this flu.  Tens of millions died worldwide.

1930 - William Howard Taft became the first President of the United States buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Those who haven’t been there must go...Two of the most solemn days of my life were spent at Arlington, and few things have touched me more.

1935 - Hermann Goering officially created the Luftwaffe: the German Air Force.

Congratulations to the Fat Field Marshal...We should all be glad he was in charge of this unit, because his mistakes in the Battle of Britain were the undoing of the Luftwaffe, and also led Hitler to the decision of invading Russia since he couldn't invest Britain.

Oh by the way, Goering also botched the air offensive in the Soviet Union, as well.

1941 - The U.S. Congress passed the Lend-Lease Bill, enabling Britain to borrow money to buy additional food and arms:  World War II.

How nice...The U.S. should have just entered the war, instead of waiting to be dragged in by the Japanese.

FDR's greatest flaw: He was a politician first, a statesman last...Luckily he was a great war leader once he committed to the fight.

1990 - The Lithuanian parliament voted to break away from the Soviet Union and restore the republic's independence.

This was a great year for ‘freedom,’ with the Soviets beginning to show signs of their downfall, which unknowingly began years before 1990.


1993 - North Korea withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in a harsh rebuff of Western demands to open suspected nuclear weapons development sites for inspection.

As an incentive to play nice, Clinton gave them nuclear reactors...Uhhhhh?

1998 - The International Astronomical Union issued an alert, saying a mile-wide asteroid could zip very close to Earth on October 26th, 2028, possibly colliding with it. They said the asteroid, which had not been seen before, would pass as close as 30,000 miles to the Earth. Dr. Brian Marsden of the International Astronomical Union said: "Even if it were on a path to hit Earth, technology might be available by then capable of deflecting the asteroid." (But the next day, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said "there was no chance the asteroid will hit Earth.")

Lets pretend they knew for sure the asteroid WOULD hit Earth:

Do you think it would be a good idea to have everyone worry about it for the next 30-years? Of course not. They’d keep it quiet and try to find a way to destroy it.

So, is this what they realized the day after, or is it really not going to hit the Earth...The year 2028 may be very interesting.

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Saturday, March 09, 2019

March 10 (A Double)

241 B.C. - The Battle of Aegusa: Rome v. Carthage

Also known as the Battle of the Aegates Islands.

The First Punic War had raged for over 20-years, and the Romans were at a break point with their navy almost completely destroyed and infantry losses becoming irreparable...This battle was a last gasp to stop the Carthaginians, and a victorious one which allowed the Romans to regroup at home and slow down Carthaginian supply-lines between Africa and Italy.

The war ended within a year due to the strategic stalemate caused by this battle. As a result, the Western world became Greco-Roman instead of Greco-Roman-Carthaginian - it's highly unlikely the Carthaginians could have ever supplanted the Romans, but if they survived it would have led to a different Western world than we currently have. A fact which has formed everything we are and will become...For these reasons, this is one of the most important naval battles in the history of the world.

1876 - The first telephone call was made by Alexander Graham Bell.

The modern communication age was born with the invention of Morse Code, but it took a giant leap with Bell’s invention...Even this genius couldn’t have foreseen the eventual shrinking of the world through the simple wiring of telephone lines connected to computers, however.

Ok, it wasn't so simple.

515 B.C. - The re-building of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem was completed.

How ironic it was a Persian king (Cyrus the Great) who released the Jews from the 'Babylonian Captivity' and encouraged the rebuilding of the Temple, but in our time it is the descendants of Cyrus (the Iranians) who would love nothing more than to destroy the modern Jewish state.

1940 - Germany invaded Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, and France:  WWII.

The Germans were soon amazed at the relative ease required to defeat this pathetic group...Hell, the Poles and Greeks put up at least as much of a fight as the mighty French.

1949 - Nazi wartime broadcaster Mildred E. Gillars, also known as 'Axis Sally,' was convicted. She served 12-years in prison.

How pathetic - 12-years for treason?!?! What ever happened to executing those who turn on their country? We’d have to kill too many Liberals I guess.

1995 - The U.S. Labor Department reported the nation's unemployment rate for February dropped to 5.4 percent, down 0.3 percent from the month before.

This was during a 'boom period'...President G.W. Bush managed to have similar numbers during a recession, yet he was constantly banged on by the media for presiding over a week economy.

5.4 with (D) = Good, 5.4 with (R) = Bad. Incredibly, the MSM found ways to be impressed with President Obama when most of his presidency consisted of 6%+ unemployment - that's the 'reported number, anyway.  The real number is much higher.

Bunch of hypocritical SOB’s!!

1997 - The White House and FBI clashed in a rare public quarrel after President Bill Clinton said he should have been alerted when the bureau told national security officials the Chinese government might be trying to influence U.S. elections.

Of course the White House couldn't be alerted about what the FBI found on this issue...Clinton and Gore knew they were receiving Chinese BRIBES, and would have squashed the investigation before it was finished had they known.

Wait a minute.  Did that say the Chinese tried to influence American elections?  I'm shocked!  I thought only the Ruskies did this kind of shenanigans...Well, the Ruskies and the U.S.

1998 - Federal authorities announced food stamps were issued to nearly 26,000 dead people in 1995-96. The General Accounting Office said in a report, $8.5 million in food stamps were issued to 25,881 deceased people in the two-year period, based on a review after comparing food stamp rolls with death lists in the four most populous states, which account for one-third of the country's 20.4 million food stamp recipients.

I wonder how many of these 'dead people' are allowed to routinely vote a straight (D) ticket in elections...Hmmm.

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Friday, March 08, 2019

March 9 (A Double)

1862 - The Battle of Hampton Roads: U.S. Civil War.  The ironclads 'USS Monitor' (Union) and 'CSS Merrimack' (Confederate) had their famous battle.

The battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack was the world’s first naval battle between two ironclad ships...Neither had the proper weaponry to sink the other, and the two ships were unable to finish each other off through ramming, so the battle ended in an uneventful tie.

Tactically and strategically the battle had little worth, but the importance of the battle was the power displayed by the ships, which revolutionized naval shipbuilding worldwide.

1864 - General Ulysses S. Grant was appointed Commander-in-Chief of Union forces:  U.S. Civil War.

Lincoln finally had his 'fighting general,' and Grant did not disappoint him.

Many revisionist historians have attempted to smear Grant’s reputation, calling him a butcher and accusing him of unwisely wasting his troops. These historians are ridiculous, and Grant knew the fastest way to end the war (which would end the slaughter) was to constantly attack Lee’s forces and destroy them...Lincoln knew this as well, and had no reservations about Grant’s methods or personal foibles.

Sadly, our modern presidents, representatives and military pundits don't understand the only way to fight a war is to crush the enemy and force them to surrender...Well, it's the only way to 'successfully' fight a war.

1776 - The book 'Wealth of Nations' was published.

Adam Smith's great book on capitalism is one of the most important economics books in history.  His genius was true in the 18th Century, and it is true in the 21st...Because it is true.

Hopefully our leaders and people relearn this truth in the near future...Don't hold your breath, however.

1916 - Pancho Villa led a Mexican band in a raid on Columbus, New Mexico, killing more than twelve people.

This was back in the day when the Mexicans were more like the Huns and Vandals. In our time they are much more like the Goths...If you don’t understand the reference you need to return here more often.

1918 - The Russian Bolshevik Party became the Communist Party.

Call it whatever you want, Lenin created and ran an insane asylum...And he passed it off to the perfect mental patient: Joe Stalin.

1945 - U.S. B-29 bombers launched attacks on Japan, causing widespread devastation. In Tokyo, an estimated 80,000-120,000 people died:  WWII.

The Japanese were lucky the U.S. didn’t have to invade Japan Proper, because this number would have multiplied to millions of Japanese dead...And please don’t fall for the Liberal garbage that we committed war crimes with these fire-raids. The Japanese brought this on themselves by refusing to quit without a thorough ass kicking.

1976 - The first female cadets were accepted for admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

No nation should accept or demand their women to join the military...Unless the nation is at peril of losing its sovereignty.

The whole idea of women in the military as a means of equality is a joke, and has weakened our total force structure.

IT’S NOT THAT THEY CAN’T, IT’S THAT THEY SHOULDN’T!! And lets be real honest, most also can't!

1994 - The U.N. Human Rights Commission condemned anti-Semitism, putting the world body on record for the first time opposing discrimination against Jews.

And what has the U.N. done to enforce its condemnation? Not a damn thing...And what was the U.N. doing prior to 1994? Not a damn thing.

What a joke!!

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Thursday, March 07, 2019

March 8

1917 (New Style Calendar) - The February Revolution began: Strikes and riots in St. Petersburg marked the start of this phase of the communist Russian revolution.

The Czar foolishly underestimated the power of the people, and soon paid the price with the loss of his empire and life.

From the beginning, St. Petersburg (the Petrograd Soviet) played a vital roll in the revolution, and was honored as such with the name of the city later changing to Leningrad.

Speaking of Lenin, it's important to remember Vladimir wasn't in Russia at this time.  In fact, he was just leaving his exile in Switzerland - with the help of the Germans, who were using him as an agent to get the Russians out of WWI. 

FYI: This portion of the revolution is known as the February Revolution, because of the Russians still used the Julian Calendar...It's also important to understand the Russian Revolution was a series of events, which is why there are various titles (February Revolution, October Revolution, etc.)

1618 - Johannes Kepler discovered the 'Third Law of Planetary Motion,' also known as the 'Harmonic Law.'

"The squares of the orbital periods of planets are directly proportional to the cubes of the semi-major axis of the orbits."

Newton and Einstein are the the 'Giants of Physics,' but Kepler should be remembered as well...Without his findings, the other geniuses may never have evolved.

1921 - After Germany failed to make its first war reparation payment, French troops occupied Dusseldorf and other towns on the Ruhr River in Germany's industrial heartland.

Of course they missed their payment, the French insisted on impossible terms...So the French 'flexed their muscle' (HAHAHAHA), only to give up the territory upon Hitler’s first challenge.

No wonder he had no fear of later reprisals.

1950 - The Soviet Union claimed to be in possession of the atomic bomb.

It was going to happen eventually, but this claim (later proven a fact through testing) was a precursor to catastrophe...No longer could the American nuclear arsenal be used to stop 'evil empires,' because she wouldn't be willing to take hits from Russian nukes herself.

1983 – President Reagan called the USSR an "Evil Empire."

How else do you describe a Hell State which enslaved its population and that of every one of its neighbors.

Amazingly, American Liberals went ballistic over Reagan’s comment, as did the Euro’s. Per normal, both were on the wrong side of history and are now trying to recreate history to include themselves in the downfall of the USSR - or make the claim the world was better with the Soviets.

Equally amazing, these two groups of clowns are repeating their mistakes with the War on Terror.

1995 - President Bill Clinton issued Executive Order 12,954, authorizing debarment of federal contractors who hired permanent strike replacements.

1. How much more obvious can it be that the Democrat Party is in the pocket of labor unions?

2. Why in the world have their been 13,000 Executive Orders?

1999 - The Clinton administration directed the firing of nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee from his job at the Los Alamos National Laboratory because of alleged security violations.

Didn’t this gentleman stay a few nights in the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House?

It’s hard to keep all of Clinton’s debacles sorted out...And hummers from ugly chicks was the least of the problems.

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019

March 7 (A Double)

1530 - King Henry VIII's request for a divorce with Catherine of Aragon was turned down by Pope Clement

The pope made a huge strategic mistake with this decision...The Reformation was only 12-years old, and his decision to bar the English monarch from this divorce turned England against the Church.

Who knows how history would have played out if the Brits remained in the Catholic sphere instead of the future leader of the Protestant world?

1936 - Adolf Hitler ordered his troops to march into the Rhineland, thereby breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact.

This was the first chance the French and Brits had to check ‘The Madman’...But they didn’t have the intestinal fortitude, and failed civilization in an unimaginable way.

This decision proved extremely costly...Incredibly, Hitler gave them more opportunities before the Polish invasion, but they continued to shy away from solving the problem until it was too late and became cataclysmic.

322 B.C. - Aristotle died. His writings included treatises on logic, metaphysics, ethics, politics, rhetoric and natural sciences. He first described language in terms of subject and predicate as well as parts of speech. Aristotelian Logic is based on a small number of unambiguous constructs, such as, "if A, then B": the truth of one implies the truth of another. This celebrated rule gives Aristotelian reasoning the power to establish facts through inference. The constructs also included A=A, representing that every entity is equal to itself. He defined politics as the science of the sciences that looks after well-being. His writings included 'De Generatione Animalum.'

Aristotle is the most well known of the ancient thinkers, and a man with few intellectual superiors. It also didn't hurt his reputation to be Alexander the Great's mentor...Which leads to the question: Did the teacher make the student, or did the student make the teacher?

1921 - Leon Trotsky's Red Army attacked rebellious sailors at Kronstadt, with great slaughter.

It's ironic the last legitimate force the Bolsheviks had to destroy were these sailors, who happened to be the first legitimate force to side with the Bolsheviks in 1917...Such is the twist of fate.

And, 'great slaughter' was nothing abnormal for the Bolsheviks.

1911 - The United States sent 20,000 troops to the Mexican border as a precaution in the wake of the Mexican Revolution.

We are long overdue to do the same to guard against the current Mexican invasion.

1975 - The U.S. Senate revised its filibuster rule, allowing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of the previously required two-thirds of senators present.

Changing the rules of the Senate is a simple procedure. It has been done in the past and will continue to be done in the future. Such is the game when the minority party insists on obstructing the majority...
I just wish the Republicans would use these rules as effectively as Democrats do.

That said, meant to set up the Senate as a 'defensive' mechanism against the 'offensive' nature of the House, and the Founders would have very little problem with the fact it tends to hold up 'change.'

1994 - The U.S. Navy issued its first permanent orders assigning women to regular duty on a combat ship, in this case, the USS 'Eisenhower.'

Women should never be in combat, except as a last-ditch need for a country in dire straits...That said, if they are going to take up spots in the military, they must be combat effective, and usable.

Every woman in the military should be available for combat duty...100%.

The logical conclusion is they shouldn’t be in the military at all. The military isn’t a social experiment, it is the first and last line of defense for our nation...But Liberals care more about social engineering than National Defense.

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019

March 6 (A Triple)

1820 - The Missouri Compromise was signed by President James Monroe, providing for the admission of Missouri into the Union as a slave state, but prohibited slavery in the rest of the northern Louisiana Territory.

The illogical-logic of having the unwillingness to confront the problem, yet knowing slavery was terribly wrong...Such was the state of affairs in early-mid 19th Century America.

Democracy is a wonderful thing, but it isn't perfect. One of the inherent weaknesses of free democracies is the perpetual need to appease at least half the populace to remain in power. Which often leads to the continuation of bad policies at the expense of votes.

1857 - The Dred Scott Decision: The U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling that black slave Dred Scott could not sue for his freedom in a federal court because he was not a U.S. citizen.  The Court also didn't buy it that his white master died in a 'free' state.

Another hideous reality of American history, but not one which dents its greatness...This is something to keep in mind any time you think only good answers come out of the courts.

Many Union troops lost their lives in the quest to correct this wrong.


1961 – Executive Order 10925 established the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It was charged with the elimination of race, creed, color, and national origin as barriers to employment in the government as well as in firms employed on government contracts. The order used the term “affirmative action” to refer to measures designed to achieve non-discrimination.

A noble objective, pursued through an ignoble mechanism.

Racism should be ended through equality of condition and opportunity, not through 'Reverse-Racism' or artificial positioning of any race...It isn't good for the nation as a whole - and isn't even positive for those being propped up.

1836 - The Battle of the Alamo ended: Mexican forces captured the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, killing the last of 187 defenders who held out in the fortified mission for 13 days.

This was a battle won by Mexico, but a rallying cry for many Americans to go to war with Mexico...It took a few years, but the Texans got their revenge in the long-run.

1861 - The Confederate Congress called for 100,000 volunteers.

Within a few months they were put to use.

1944 - U.S. heavy bombers staged the first American raid on Berlin:  World War II.

We all know the saying: 'Payback is a bitch'...Well, the Krauts had a lot of payback coming their way, and the next year saw the raising of their cities.

1981 - Walter Cronkite said "And that's the way it is" for the final time, as he closed the "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite."

And then he was followed by an even bigger Liberal turd: Dan Rather.

1990 - The Soviet Parliament approved a property law allowing private citizens the right to own the means of production and other business enterprises for the first time since the early 1920s.

The chains were falling...But their weight was such that they continue to shackle those who wore them.

Oh, and so does the mighty fist of the Russian overlords.

1991 - Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, President GHW Bush told a cheering joint session of Congress that "aggression is defeated. The war is over."

Papa Bush proclaimed “peace in our time,” but just like Neville Chamberlain he did nothing but pass the problem on to another leader...Unfortunately, Bush was succeeded by a man of much less testicular fortitude.

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Monday, March 04, 2019

March 5 (A Triple)

1946 - The 'Iron Curtain Speech': Winston Churchill delivered his famous speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.

"From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron Curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in...the Soviet sphere."

Churchill was the greatest leader in the free world during the 20th Century, and his evaluation of Soviet Communism was right on target...Just as he had been regarding Nazism in the 1930's.

1953 - After 29-years in power, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin died at the age of 73.

In the entire history of the world, Stalin stands side by side with any of the worst and most destructive human beings...In his 12-year period of raising Hell, Hitler may have been worse, but Stalin was in power 17-years longer than Hitler, which allowed him to catch up and pass the German madman in the total number of lives ruined or ended.  Though he fell short of Mao's final number - and probably Genghis Khan's as well.

Here's how Stalin spent his last moments:

"For the last twelve hours the lack of oxygen became acute. His face and lips blackened as he suffered slow strangulation. The death agony was terrible. He literally choked to death as we watched. At what seemed to be the very last moment, he opened his eyes and cast a glance over everyone in the room. It was a terrible glance, insane and perhaps angry, full of fear of death." - Svetlana Stalin (Joe's daughter).

In other words, the Man of Steel exited the world just as he lived in it...Here's hoping he suffered mightily in death, and continues to do so in Hell.

2004 - Libya acknowledged stockpiling 44,000 pounds of mustard gas and disclosed the location of a production plant in a declaration submitted to the world's chemical weapons watchdog.

WOW!! This was an unforeseen, AND BARELY REPORTED, benefit of the Iraq War...It was also a scary awakening to the reality of the Middle East: If Libya had such weapons, what do the big players have?

The world also has to notice it wasn't long until the U.S. took out Gaddafi after he gave up his toys - It's debatable if we would have if he hadn't...Something every dictator with such weapons will keep in mind when we ask them to give them up:  North Korea, Iran, etc.

1616 - The Roman Catholic Church, through Cardinal Robert Bellarmine, declared Copernicanism a “false and erroneous” doctrine. As a result, Nicolaus Copernicus’ 'de Revolutionibus' was placed on the Index of Forbidden Books by the Roman Catholic Church.

He couldn’t prove his theories at the time, but Copernican ideas eventually won out on this argument...Years after his death.

1770 - The Boston Massacre: British soldiers, who had been taunted by a crowd of American colonists, opened fire killing five people.

In terms of bloodshed the 'massacre' has been over-hyped, but in terms of propaganda value for what was becoming a revolutionary cause it was a tremendous gift.

1933 - President Franklin Roosevelt ordered a four-day bank holiday in order to stop large amounts of money from being withdrawn from the banks.

Ever wonder why FDIC banks are never closed for four consecutive days? Here is your reason...I like FDR as a ‘war president,’ but his domestic plans were disastrous, and many were unconstitutional.

1933 - In German parliamentary elections, the Nazi Party won 44% of the vote, enabling it to join with the Nationalists to gain a slender majority in the Reichstag.

It is important to remember the Nazis took power through the ballot-box...Needless to say, this was the last 'free election' the Germans had for awhile.

Under the wrong circumstances it could happen in any country...Even in the U.S.

1998 - NASA officials announced the Lunar Prospector probe found the presence of water on the moon at the north and south poles. As much as 100 million tons of water was estimated. They estimated the water frozen in the loose soil of the moon might support a lunar base and a human colony.

The Moon is the next step in 'America’s Manifest Destiny'...No other country has ever been there, and none will have the audacity and ability to colonize it either.

1999 - In China, the annual two week plenary session was scheduled to amend the Constitution. The preamble mentioned the goal of developing a "socialist market economy" and acknowledged the late Deng Xiaoping. Revisions were planned to protect private enterprise and recognize multiple forms of ownership.

This was a giant leap towards capitalism, but China is a long way from having a free-market economy...If they ever allow free markets the world will see the establishment of an economic giant, capable of challenging the U.S. in the global economy - not just in GDP, but in individual economic wealth as well.

That's a big 'if,' though.

2000 - A Virginia subsidiary of PPL Therapeutics of Edinburgh, Scotland, the company that cloned Dolly the sheep, produced the first cloned pigs.

Congratulations! The Frankenstinians are extremely brilliant, and equally immoral and dangerous.

2001 - Muslim pilgrims began the stoning of the three pillars symbolizing the devil as part of the annual hajj to Mecca. 35 people suffocated to death during the stoning of the devil ritual.

Nice religion...If it only happened this particular year it would be an accident, but it happens every year.

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Sunday, March 03, 2019

March 4

1519 - Hernando Cortes landed in Mexico.

Cortes landed with around 600 troops and 20 horses, and took on the most powerful nation in the New World - with a population of millions.

There is no way the Spaniard should have been able to defeat such an empire, but Cortes' force of will and audacity, along with an incredible amount of luck, technology, horses, native enemies the Aztecs had abused for years, and smallpox, allowed him to perform the Alexandrian task of conquering the Aztecs...I'd argue what Cortes accomplished was even more amazing than what Alexander the Great did - regardless of how it happened.

That said, had the Aztecs followed the 'First Rule of Invasions':  Kill them on the beach - their civilization might still be around. But they didn't, and paid the ultimate price for their mistake.

1238 - Battle of the Sit River:  Russia vs. Mongols.

The Mongols thoroughly crushed the Russians in this battle, which effectively ended Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian unified resistance; at least as an organized force.

As a result, these lands were subjected to two centuries of Mongol domination.  A fact which forever changed the culture, psychology and biological makeup of the region.

1776 - George Washington's colonial forces occupied Dorchester Heights, Massachusetts:  American Revolutionary War.

Overnight the Continentals secretly manned the heights, building defensive structures and lining cannon to defend Boston Harbor...On March 17th the British accepted their position was untenable and retreated.

This 'battle' was one of the early 'victories' in the Revolution and was of enormous strategic value to the Continentals:  "The rebels have done more in one night than my whole army could do in months." - British General William Howe

1789 - The U.S. Constitution went into effect when the first federal Congress met in New York.

The most perfect government system ever created took effect - a low threshold to pass, but still.

Obviously it has flaws, and required revisions, but the fact it contains a means for doing so is part of its greatness.

1801 - Thomas Jefferson became the first U.S. President inaugurated in Washington D.C.

There's a trivia question most Americans won't get correct, because they would assume George Washington was the first...Washington's first inauguration was in New York City, and his second in Philadelphia.  John Adams was also inaugurated in Philadelphia, but he was the first to live in the White House, when the federal government moved to D.C. in 1800.

1849 - Senator David Atchison was President of the United States - at least he claimed to be for one day.

This date was supposed to be inauguration day for President-Elect Zachary Taylor, but it was a Sunday and Taylor wasn't sworn in (quite a different time back then when it came to religion)...Sen. Atchison was the President Pro Tempore, and as such believed it was his duty to assume the title of President to assure continuity of the government.

Another trivia question I'm pretty certain only a handful of Americans would know.

1917 - Jeanette Rankin (Montana) was sworn in as a member of the House of Representatives and became the first woman to serve in Congress.

How odd that a woman was elected to a federal office before women were allowed to vote in federal elections...That said, lets not get too excited about Rep. Rankin. She voted against U.S. entry in WWI, and was the only representative to vote against entering WWII after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor:

"Small use it will be to save democracy for the race, if we cannot save the race for democracy." - J. Rankin.

Ugh! She would fit in perfectly with our current peacenik jackasses.

1997 - Declaring the creation of life "a miracle that reaches beyond laboratory science," President Bill Clinton barred spending federal money on human cloning.

I must admit I didn’t think he had this amount of decency in him...On the same note, why wouldn’t he have the same opinion on the destruction of life in the womb? Particularly in the case of Partial Birth Abortions?

2009 - The International Criminal Court issued and arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes in Darfur.

Of course Bashir is a 'bad man.'  So what has the ICC done about it?  Last I checked he's still in power ...Also, why Bashir?  Or even the rest of those on the ICC list of 'war criminals and crimes against humanity?'  There are so many bad actors in the world, the list could be much larger, but the reality is the list is political and about power.  Those on the list are 'small' compared to those who belong on it.

And even if the list is legit, what is the ICC going to do about it?  Nada!

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Saturday, March 02, 2019

March 3

1918 - The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk: Germany, Austria and Russia signed an armistice ending Russian participation in World War I.

Nice of the Ruskies to quit the war without the Western Allies...Son's of bitches.

Along with the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Non-Aggression Treaty (Russia agreed to allow the Germans to invade Poland, and to take part of it themselves), this is one of the the largest reasons why the Allies chose Germany’s 'Soft Underbelly' to start with in WWII...The U.S. and Brits agreed to let the Soviets take the brunt of the German assault, while they prepared for the invasion of the continent - which they deserved for being duplicitous Commie bastards.

493 - Ostrogoth King Theodorik the Great defeated Odoaker.

The barbarians had overrun Rome, and the time for plunder was coming to an end.  Someone had to take charge and rule the once great city and it's surrounding areas, and although Theodorik was a ruffian he was a far superior leader than the rest of the Goths - or any of the other Germanic tribes at the time.

1815 - The United States declared war on the Bey of Algiers, due to piracy in the Mediterranean Sea.

A proud tradition began with this declaration, which stated the U.S. would not be held captive (physically, emotionally or economically) by pirates - the terrorists of their time.

1845 - For the first time, the U.S. Congress passed legislation overriding a presidential veto - against President John Tyler.

This is proof the Constitution’s ‘checks and balance system’ works...Veto's and overrides should be used more often, because they would keep both the executive and legislative branches more honest.

Which is exactly why they aren't used.

1903 - The Immigration Act was amended. Congress provided for denial of naturalization and for deportation for the mere belief in certain doctrines (IE: anarchy).

How obvious is this?? Incredibly, this is exactly the kind of issue the ACLU(seless) specializes in fighting against.

Why on Earth would we allow anarchists, communists, Islamists, etc., who have plans on destroying our country, to remain in our country?

1931 - An act of Congress designated 'The Star Spangled Banner' the national anthem of the United States.

This song was originally named the 'Defense of Fort McHenry,' and is a song all Americans should love...It is what we are, and what we should pray we will always be.

1952 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld New York's Feinberg Law banning communist teachers in the U.S.

Unfortunately, by the 1960’s the communists overran the university system, and then the public school teacher's unions...The term communism has disappeared from their teachings, but their Leftist concepts are ever-present.

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Friday, March 01, 2019

March 2

1296 - Pope Boniface VIII proclaimed the 'Bull of Clericis Laicos.'

Boniface’s decree stated no layperson (including kings) had the right to demand taxation from the clergy without consent from the Pope...A powerful decree, but one destined to failure.

The Dark/Middle Ages were a time of papal supremacy, but the European kings of the 13th-16th Centuries challenged the power of the Church in their attempts to consolidate power within their kingdoms...The power-struggle was eventually won by the kings, who used the Reformation as a tool to crush Catholic domination in their lands. Which is why the Reformation is as much of a political movement as a religious one - as is the Catholic Church.

274 - Mani, prophet and founder of Manichaeism, died in a Persian prison.

Manichaeism was one of the great religions of the ancient world, and was a direct threat to Zoroastrianism (official religion of Persia) and Christianity.

Obviously, Manichaeism was defeated as a religion but has played a huge roll in Christianity, through the teachings of St. Augustine...Prior to accepting Christianity, Augustine was a Manichean and many of his teachings incorporated his previous religious beliefs, which have been passed down to this day.

1877 - Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of the 1876 presidential election over Samuel J. Tilden, even though Tilden won the popular vote and was just one electoral vote shy of victory.

The 2000 Election wasn’t the first contested election, and it wasn’t even the most hotly contested...Had the Democrats not attempted to steal it, the 2000 Election wouldn’t have been a Constitutional issue at all. Especially when compared to America's previous election battles.

1897 - President Grover Cleveland vetoed legislation requiring a literacy test for immigrants.

I'd settle for an English test?  Especially considering the amount of Americans who are illiterate.

1917 - Congress passed the Jones Act, which made Puerto Rico a U.S. territory and its inhabitants U.S. citizens.

Puerto Rico should either become a state or be given complete independence...But the reality is they have the best of both worlds: Semi-independence, with American welfare.

1923 - Benito Mussolini admitted women should have a right to vote, but declared the time was not right.

Only a dictator could get away with spinning such illogical B.S.

1939 - The Massachusetts Legislature voted to ratify the Bill of Rights, 147-years after the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution went into effect.

I didn’t know this. How disgusting...But not unexpected from the Massachusetts Soviet Socialist Republic.

1962 - Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in an NBA game.

100 points in one game, and because it was before the modern era very few people saw it - or will ever see it, because there is no film of the game.

An amazing feat which will never be matched - no other player has ever scored more than 81 in a game (Kobe Bryant).  Even Michael Jordan never got in the 70's...Only four players have ever scored 60+ in a game:  Kobe did it 6 times, Jordan 5 times, and Elgin Baylor did it 4 times.  Wilt did it 32 times!

In fact, in the modern-day NBA some teams average scoring less than 100 points per game.

Wilt was truly a man-among-boys.  The most dominant player ever - even if he's not the greatest.

2004 - NASA scientists reported the Mars rover 'Opportunity' discovered evidence water was once present on the Martian surface.

Can you imagine the excitement there would be if LIFE was found on Mars...It would be amazing.

Surprisingly, LIFE IN THE WOMB isn’t nearly as cherished...Not in Liberalville, that is.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

March 1

1781 - The Articles of Confederation were adopted by the Continental Congress. They remained the United States system of government until March 4, 1789.

I’m sure many Americans have no idea what the Articles Confederation are, because the modern-day school system has completely dumbed-down the public - on purpose.

You should read up on this original system of government, because it is the precursor to the U.S. Constitution. It was a flawed system, but guided the young country through its first years as an independent nation.

752 B.C. - The Romans celebrated their first triumph after defeating Caenina.

A great event?  Nope.  But having a date for any event in the ancient world is worth noting.

That said, there is an interesting fact attached to this triumph:  After defeating the Caenina the Romans abducted countless women from their neighbors - the Rape of the Sabine Women.

Many think the story is mythology, but those who know history should know better than to doubt how brutal human beings are.

1692 - The Salem Witch Trials began.

Three girls were accused of witch craft in Salem Village, Massachusetts.

Interestingly, 'witch trials' weren't limited to Salem or even the Americas, and much of Europe was caught up in a religious frenzy - these trials were a product of this frenzy.

1780 - Pennsylvania became the first American state to abolish slavery.

It is too bad the Framers couldn’t have abolished slavery from the beginning, but they had to deal with the reality of their times, and the Constitution would have never been passed if abolishing slavery was included in the document.

History is cruel, and the cruel reality was the foundation of the American nation had to be solidified before some of the nation's wrongs could be rectified.

1886 - The Battle of Adowa began in Ethiopia between the forces of Emperor Menelik II and Italian troops sent to enforce Italy's claim of colonial rule. The result was a crushing defeat for Italy, which later agreed to recognize Ethiopian independence.

Of course this isn’t a big event in history, but it is shocking to see such a pathetic nation as Ethiopia stomping on Italy...Oh, how the once-mighty Romans have fallen.

1985 - The Pentagon accepted the theory that an atomic war would block the sun, causing a 'nuclear winter.'

The nuclear ‘gloom & doomers’ are a bunch of idiots - or liars...Of course nuclear power is awesome and can kill millions of people, but the power of the Earth (a bit player in the solar system) is almost infinite compared to any damage man can do to it.

Anyone who hasn't been indoctrinated by Liberalism with a simple grasp of physics and calculus can figure out this reality...And yes, many brilliant physicists believe in 'gloom & doom,' because the disease of Liberalism has overrun their common sense.

1991 - President GHW Bush said "we've kicked the Vietnam Syndrome once and for all," following the allied victory in the Persian Gulf War.

I’m sure this statement is a sad one for Liberals, and they love nothing more than the possibility of 'creating' another Vietnam Syndrome - their ultimate goal in our current war against the Islamists...And make no mistake, it was Liberals who intentionally created the problem of 'Vietnam Syndrome.'

2002 - Operation Anaconda began:  The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan.

Only time will tell if the operation was worth it...The fact we are leaving Afghanistan no better than we found it is a scary thought, however.

The fact we found a massive mineral deposit and are leaving it for the Chinese is almost as sad.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

February 29 (Leap Day)

A year that is evenly divisible by 100 is not a leap year unless it also is evenly divisible by 400.

Explanation: The time required for Earth to make one lap around the sun - to go from vernal equinox to vernal equinox - is approximately 365.2422 days. Because the period of 365 days that our calendar assigns to the basic year falls approximately 0.2422 of a day short of the time it actually takes to orbit the sun, the calendar adds one day to every fourth year. This quadrennial 'leap year' causes the average duration of a year to be approximately 365.2500 days. Because this quadrennial adjustment overshoots its goal by approximately 0.0078 of one day, the calendar 'skips' the quadrennial adjustment at the turn of each century. This centennial 're-adjustment' causes the average duration of a year - over the long run - to be approximately 365.2400 days. Because this centennial readjustment overshoots its goal by approximately 0.0022 of one day, the calendar 'un-skips' the centennial re-adjustment once every four centuries. This quadricentennial "re-re-adjustment" causes the average duration of a year - over the very long run - to be approximately 365.2425 days. All of this has the effect of reducing the difference between our calendar and our actual orbit around the sun to approximately 0.0003 of a day - about 26 seconds.

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45 B.C. - The first Leap Day was proclaimed by Julius Caesar.


1504 - Christopher Columbus, stranded in Jamaica during his fourth voyage to the New World, used a correctly predicted lunar eclipse to frighten hostile natives into providing food for his crew.

They should have killed him in 1492...And they should have killed him here.

The Western Hemisphere's aboriginal population didn't know Rule #1 of Invasions - Kill them on the beach - and paid the ultimate price for not following it...It cost them their culture, civilization and millions of lives.

Such is the brutality of history...It'll happen to all of our people in due time, as well.

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February 28 (A Triple)

202 BC - The Han Dynasty was founded by Chinese Emperor Gaozu.

The Han Dynasty was a high point in Chinese history, a time when China was by far the most powerful and civilized nation on earth...It was also during the Han period that the West first started trading with China over the Silk Road.

1933 – German President Hindenburg and Chancellor Hitler invoked Article 48 of the Wiemar Constitution, which permitted the suspension of civil liberties in a time of national emergency. This 'Decree of the Reich President for the Protection of the People and State' abrogated the following constitutional protections: Free expression of opinion, freedom of the press, right of assembly and association, right to privacy of postal and electronic communications, protection against unlawful searches and seizures, individual property rights, states' right of self-government. A supplemental decree created the SA (Storm Troops) and SS (Special Security) federal police agencies.

Prior to invading Poland, this is the single most important day in the history of Nazi Germany...Hindenburg handed Hitler the power he wanted, and Der Fuhrer took full advantage of it. All that was left was for Hindenburg to die and Hitler to pass the Enabling Act.

It only took one day after the 'Reichstag's Fire' for Hitler to capitalize on his plan to control Germany, and HELL WAS DEFINITELY BEING STIRRED UP...Hell to the tune of a 12-year period like never before in the history of mankind!!

1953 - Cambridge University scientists, James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the chemical structure of DNA:  The 'double helix.'

The concept of DNA had been around since the 1800's, but it wasn't until this discovery that it was understood to be the twisted structure we all know now.

Obviously, this discovery has led to many scientific marvels.  Hopefully the marvels continue to be used for the good of mankind...Instead of weaponized against us, as so often happens.

1574 - The first burning of heretics by the Inquisition in the New World occurred.

This is a reminder any religion can be barbaric in the hands of the wrong leaders, with the wrong message...I bang on Islam like no other, but Christianity had its period of brutality as well.

Luckily Christianity had a Reformation...Islam is long overdue for such a reformation.

1993 - A gun battle erupted at a compound near Waco, Texas, when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents tried to serve warrants on the Branch Davidians; four agents and six Davidians were killed as a 51-day standoff began.

What a fiasco! Maybe it was a good thing Bill Clinton left our international enemies for Bush to handle...Considering the mess he made of Waco and Ruby Ridge I can only wonder how badly he would have botched an invasion of Iraq.

Oh yeah, I forgot, we know exactly how it would have turned out: SOMALIA!!

Nice C-in-C we had back then. And to think we almost had another in Al Gore or John Kerry...We're just beginning to find out what a mess we have in Obama.

I know which I prefer, but I should ask the question: Do you prefer machismo mofo's like Reagan and Bush, or panty-wastes like Clinton and Obama?

Truthfully, it won't matter what we prefer.  History will sort it out.

1994 - President Bill Clinton's 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' policy for gays became official military policy.

Very nice...If gays didn’t insist on breaking the 'Don’t Tell' portion of the policy it might have actually worked.

1995 - U.S. Marines entered Somalia to protect retreating U.N. peacekeepers.

Why is the U.S. constantly having to save the U.N.? At least Clinton didn’t send our Marines there unprotected, to die, however...Not this time anyway.

2003 - The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals stood by its ruling that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools was unconstitutional because of the words "under God."

The Ninth Circuit is a joke...Thank "GOD" the Supreme Court spanks it around like an abused stepchild.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

February 27

1933 - The Reichstag Fire: The Nazis blamed communists for setting fire to the nation's parliament building (the Reichstag), and used the fire as a pretext for suspending civil liberties throughout Germany.

The actual pyro was most likely the Fat Field Marshall (Goering), but an unwitting communist sympathizer took the blame.

The Nazis were notoriously bad liars when it came to creating incidences, but as ridiculous as the event was it played a significant role in 'enabling' Hitler to end the Reichstag and become Germany’s Fuhrer.

If you don't know why I underlined 'enabling' you need to make sure you return on March 23rd...For that matter, you need to return every day.

1991 - President GHW Bush declared "Kuwait is liberated, Iraq's army is defeated," and announced the allies would suspend combat operations at midnight.

What a bunch of empirical SOB’s the Americans were for invading Iraq!

Iraq never did anything to harm the U.S.!

We were friends with Iraq in the 1980’s!

We found WMD, but Saddam never planned on using them! Except on the Kurds, of course.

I could go on all day, pretending to be an anti-war, hate-America jackass...Oh, wait a minute. This was the war the Democrats supposedly supported. Supposedly is the key word, of course, because when you go back in time and look at the votes the same jackals who voted against the 2003 Iraq War voted against this one.

1998 - The teenage leader of a cult of self-professed vampires was sentenced to die in the electric chair for the beating deaths of a Florida couple. In 1996, Rod Ferrell inducted 15-year-old Heather Wendorf into his vampire clan then bludgeoned her parents to death with a crow bar.

How nice of the ACLU(seless) and a bunch of other execution-hating clowns fighting to save this 'vampire' from Ol’ Sparky...And they succeeded. His sentence was changed from 'The Chair' to life in prison.

Talk about a 'War on Women'...Make that 'Girls.'


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Monday, February 25, 2019

February 26

1848 - Karl Marx and Frederich Engels published 'The Communist Manifesto.'

The communist Bible was born...Lenin was the first to put it into play, Stalin and Mao perfected it.

In Marx’s defense he would have been shocked and disgusted by all of these characters (as well as every other communist leader)...Unfortunately these types of leaders have proven to be the reality of communism, which alone proves its insanity, because it leads to a few questions: Does communism create dictators? Is a dictator necessary for communism to survive?

History has proven the answer to both to be YES!

747 B.C. – The Era of Nabonassar began.

This was a calendar system created by Ptolemy to describe his astrological findings...It has many flaws, and needs many corrections to correlate with the modern-day calendar, which is why there are so many dates in ancient history so difficult to pinpoint, and are disputed by historians.

As a result there are very few ancient events noted with a specific date. They are usually noted simply by their year, and when we are lucky with their month and year - both are often dubious at best.

This event isn't as great as those listed below, but it is important to history because of the chaos it creates for accurate record collection...Which drives me nuts!

1815 - Napoleon left his exile on the Island of Elba, intending to return to France.

Was Napoleon Houdini or what? It is unimaginable how the Brits allowed him to escape.

1848 - The Second French Republic was proclaimed.

France has gone through constitutional systems like a Russian goes through Vodka...They are on their fifth system since the French Revolution, none of which were worth a damn.

So the next time you hear someone speak of the brilliance of French politics, make sure you ask them why France has gone through five constitutions since the U.S. Constitution was founded...The U.S. has had one in this same period.

By the way, I was probably a little unfair with the crack above about Russian drunks, and I'd like to amend the statement to: ' a German army goes through France.'

1924 - The 'Beer Hall Putsch Trial' began, in Munich.

How were Hitler and his pals allowed to serve out short sentences for trying to overthrow the German government? This little bastard should have been dead by 1925.

Not applying proper justice, allowing him to live, cost Germany - and the world - tremendously.

1935 - Germany announced the establishment of the Luftwaffe, led by Herman Goering.

The Luftwaffe was an excellent air force, but the world should be thrilled the 'Fat Field Marshal' was its leader...It is hard to believe any legitimate German officer could have screwed up German air strategy the way Goering did, and it's debatable if the Brits could have overcome 'The Blitz' if anyone other than Goering was it's leader.

1942 - Werner Heisenberg informed the Nazis about the possibility of creating nuclear weapons:  WWII.

Can you imagine if Hitler had been able to keep his head, and not throw out or kill all German-Jewish scientists? They would have surely had an atomic bomb before 1945, and would’ve found a way to get them on the V-1 and V-2.

I’m pretty certain the little psychopath would have launched them, too.

1951 - The 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, limiting U.S. presidents to two terms of office.

You'd think this would be unnecessary, and all presidents would follow the unwritten precedent set by Washington...But the egomaniacal FDR forced it to paper by running for four terms.

1992 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that sexually harassed students may sue to collect monetary damages from their schools and school officials.

How is this defined? The Supremes shouldn’t be passing such judgments without being more precise in the offense’s definition...Once again, this leaves much room for 'lawyerly misdeeds.'

1999 - President Bill Clinton, outlining foreign policy goals for the final two years of his administration, urged continued American engagement in the quest for peace and freedom abroad.

Sounds similar to what President Bush said in his 2005 State of the Union Address...But the world knew Billy was blowing as much smoke as Monica was blowing in general.

1993 - A bomb exploded in the parking garage of New York's World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others.

I’m sure some have forgotten this incident, but we must always remember 9/11/01 was not an indiscriminate attack by a few nuts...It was part of a long-term strategy, which included 2/26/93.

There will be more.

1997 - Democratic fund-raisers "explicitly sold invitations to White House coffees with President Clinton." Clinton even authorized overnight stays in the Lincoln bedroom in exchange for generous contributions to the Democratic Party.

To say Clinton whored out the White House isn’t a stretch, and Heaven only knows what 'generous contributions' the Chinese gave him to get our military secrets.

2003 - French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin warned that waging war against Iraq now would split the international community and "be perceived as precipitous and illegitimate."

The fact the French sat out the eventual invasion of Iraq is proof enough to me of its legitimacy...Had they entered I would have wondered what their angle was, and began to doubt its goals. Without them, I had no doubt it was a good thing.

A few years later we found out exactly why the French (as well as other NATO members) didn't want to take out Saddam Hussein: 'Oil for food bribes.'

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

February 25

**FYI: On the Julian Calendar (used in the European world from 45 B.C.-1500’s), February 25 was Leap Day.**
1793 - The department heads of the U.S. government met with President Washington at his home for the first cabinet meeting on record.

A brilliant assortment of minds were in this first cabinet, and just as our first president was our greatest, Washington's cabinet was one of our most impressive as well.

John Adams (Vice-President), Thomas Jefferson (Secretary of State), Edmund Randolph (Attorney General), Alexander Hamilton (Secretary of the Treasury), Henry Knox (Secretary of War), Samuel Osgood (Postmaster General).

Unfortunately, we haven't always been so blessed with such genius.

493 - Negotiations opened between the Roman Army, besieged at Ravenna, and the Ostrogoths.

The traditional date (unofficial) for the end of the Empire is 476, but many Roman forces tried to keep it alive (or revive it)...Plus the Byzantines were constantly sending more troops in attempts to reclaim 'their Roman lands.'

Which is why it's important to remember events, not dates.

"If you want certainty, go into mathematics. Don’t go into ancient history." - Hershel Shanks

1570 – Elizabeth I, Queen of England, was excommunicated by Pope Pius V.

The Queen was a Protestant, so I’m pretty sure she couldn't have cared less...What this was was a political move by the Papacy in an attempt to get the English people to turn on their queen.

It didn't work.

1870 - Hiram R. Revels became the first black member of the U.S. Senate when he was sworn in to serve out Jefferson Davis' term.

Oh by the way, Senator Revels was a Republican...For those keeping score at home.

I wonder how ol’ Jeff Davis felt about being replaced by a black man?

1913 - The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was declared in effect, giving Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes.

Too bad they weren’t foresighted enough to put limits on the amount the government could steal from the people...There's no way they could have foreseen socialists taking over the government, though.

1956 - Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev harshly criticized the late Joseph Stalin as a demigod and tyrant in a speech before a Communist Party congress in Moscow.

The key to this event was that he criticized the "LATE" Uncle Joe. If he wanted to be a big man he should have done it while Stalin was alive...Which would have made Nikki a dead man, of course.

1961 - Cassius Clay knocked out Sonny Liston, becoming the heavyweight boxing champion.

Prior to the fight most believed Clay would get his head handed to him, because Liston was considered a monster...But Clay proved to be the far superior fighter, and eventually went on the be "The Greatest."

He is better known as Muhammad Ali.

1972 - Germany gave in to ransom demands from Arab terrorist hijackers of a jumbo jet and paid $5 million for the release of its passengers.

Nice precedent to set...They’ve been paying this same kind of ransom on a much larger, geopolitical, stage since this time.

1976 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled states may ban the hiring of illegal aliens.

Hmmmm! So why don’t they??

1987 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld an affirmative action program in Alabama providing for the promotion of an equal numbers of black and white state troopers.

This sounds nice doesn’t it? But lets look at the facts: Whites in Alabama = 3.1 million, blacks in Alabama = 1.1 million.

So there is a 3-1 ratio of whites to blacks in Alabama, but they have to promote blacks at a 1-1 ratio?

Please tell me how this isn’t discrimination against whites, and an undeniable form of ‘Reverse Racism’...It's a sad joke, as well as bad for the country as a whole and blacks in particular.

1992 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled prison guards who use unnecessary force against inmates may be violating the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment even if they inflict no serious injuries.

Of course using 'unnecessary force' is wrong, but the question is: What is 'unnecessary force'?  I can't imagine the hell prison guards go through, and the reality is this ruling is extremely generalized and is a breeding ground for ‘lawyerly misdeeds.’

1998 - Switzerland's first legal brothel opened in Zurich. Thirty prostitutes set up shop at the Petite Fleur Bordelo. The women were self-employed, paid $138 a day to rent a room, could charge what they wanted for services, depending on what was on offer and what the market would bear.

What kind of Lunatic Fringe do the Swiss live in? One where the majority of their country is socialist, but their whores get to operate in the most capitalist sense imaginable?

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

February 24

1868 - The U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.  Johnson was later acquitted by the Senate.

1. Many think Nixon was the first impeached president, but this is incorrect. He resigned before he was impeached.

2. Some think Clinton was the first to be impeached...Obviously Johnson beat him to it.

3. Most Americans don’t understand the impeachment process, and think impeachment equals termination from office...The House can impeach, but it takes the Senate to convict and terminate a President’s position.

The Liberal education-thought-police (American KVCh) has bastardized our school systems to the point that we have a bunch of Americans with no understanding of history or civics, and it has been done intentionally...Which is why you must read my blog posts every day.

*For those wondering what the KVCh was.  It was a re-education department in the Soviet Union:  Kulturno-vospitatelnaya chast (Cultural Education Department)...In other words, a propaganda and brain-washing organ.

American Liberals would love nothing more than to be able to establish such a tool...Not that T.V., the movies and our piss-poor education system haven't done a pretty good job of it.

1510 - Pope Julius II excommunicated Venice.

No there wasn't some guy named 'Venice,' the pope was so arrogant he excommunicated the entire republic of Venice...Such was the insanity of the Papacy at this time.  Which is part of the reason the Reformation soon followed.

1582 - Pope Gregory XIII issued a papal bull outlining his calendar reforms, which led to the Gregorian Calendar  the calendar in general use today.

There have been many calendar reforms throughout history, and each was made to correct mistakes in previous systems...Unfortunately, these reforms have also created chaos for historians trying to be precise in dating events. Which is why the important thing to remember about history is events and their results, not their exact dates.

1914 - Weeks v. United States: the U.S. Supreme Court gave birth to the 'exclusionary rule': "Evidence seized illegally by the police is excluded."

No doubt this was created to help legitimate victims, but has been twisted to include the exclusion of necessary and proper investigative police work...And Red-Diaper-Doper-Baby-Lawyers (MS) love it.

1920 - A group of Germans organized the National Socialist Party, forerunner of the Nazi party later led by Adolf Hitler.

Incredibly, within 13-years they had their Fuhrer...Within 20-years they ruled most of Europe.

1933 - The League of Nations told the Japanese to pull out of Manchuria.

Japan acted as anyone given an order by the modern-day League of Nations (the U.N.) does...They laughed as loud as they could and flipped them the bird.

Nothing has changed, and history continues to repeat itself...Can you imagine the Hell-hole the world would be without the U.S.? Who else could have saved the world in WWII (Europe and E. Asia), ended Soviet Communism, etc., etc?


1961 - President Kennedy accepted "sole responsibility" for the Bay of Pigs fiasco.

Of course the CIA screwed up the operation, but Kennedy was man enough to accept his role as Commander-in-Chief.

That said, it's disgusting communist Cuba sits offshore from Florida, and the 'Bay of Pigs' invasion should have been followed up with as many more invasions as it took to end Castro’s reign...This should go for every communist country in the Western Hemisphere.

1989 - A 150,000,000-year old fossil egg containing the oldest known dinosaur embryo was discovered in Utah.

I’m surprised a Mengelian hasn’t tried to mix this DNA with a human to make a Humano-Saurus Rex...Bunch of moral degenerates.

1994 - Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders labeled smoking an "adolescent addiction," and accused the tobacco industry of trying to convince teenagers that cigarettes will make them sexy and successful.

And then she went on a campaign to legalize marijuana...Such is the insanity of Liberalism.

1997 - U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright met in Beijing with Chinese officials, telling them to improve their country's record on human rights, or face condemnation by the United States and its allies.

I bet the Chinese were scared to death at the prospect of ‘Halfbright’ threatening 'condemnation.'

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Friday, February 22, 2019

February 23

1954 - The first mass inoculation of children against polio, with the Salk vaccine, began in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Prior to 1954, the U.S. had an annual rate of polio infection between 13,000-20,000 cases per year. 1952 was the highest reported with over 58,000 cases of polio.


Go to the 'Polio History Timeline' for a brief view of the success of this vaccine...A success-story repeated by many other vaccines as well.

303 - Roman Emperor Diocletian ordered the general persecution of Christians.

Constantine couldn’t come quickly enough for the Christians...In an ironic twist, the Roman Church later performed similar persecutions in the various Inquisitions.

1778 - Baron von Steuben joined the Continental Army at Valley Forge:  American Revolutionary War.

Von Steuben was a European mercenary, and his arrival marks a huge improvement in the discipline and order of Colonial forces...The Colonials were never a very reliable group, but von Steuben was an excellent instructor, which gave Washington a semi-professional force to fight with.

1836 - The Battle of the Alamo: The fort was besieged by Mexican President Santa Anna, and the entire garrison was eventually killed.

This was a fantastic victory for Santa Anna, but was purely tactical, and the Texans had the last laugh.

1847 - The Battle of Buena Vista:  Mexican-American War. Forces led by Zachary Taylor defeated the Mexicans, led by Santa Anna.

This battle didn’t end the Mexican-American War, but it signaled the beginning of the end.

Santa Anna attacked Taylor with over 14,000 troops, compared to Taylor’s 5,000. The battle began poorly for the Americans, but ended in a route, propelling General Taylor to the presidency two years later.

1919 - Benito Mussolini created the Italian Fascist Party.

Wooo Hoo! The man who would recreate the Roman Empire!! What a joke...Without the help of Hitler, the 'Paperboy' would have been able to conquer little more than parts of semi-barbaric Africa.

1926 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge opposed a large air force, believing it would be a menace to world peace.

I love President Coolidge, but this was a terribly, shortsighted comment...No nation can deny the march of technology, unless it is looking to commit national suicide, that is.

1942 - The first shelling of the U.S. mainland during World War II occurred when a Japanese submarine fired 25 shells on an oil refinery in Ellwood, California.

Most Americans don't realized the Japanese hit the mainland. They used these shells, balloon drops, and held portions of Alaska as well...All the more reason to call on the Atom Bombs in 1945.

Hell, if the Japanese had an atom bomb they surely would have used it on a raid such as this one...And they were trying to get one.

1945 - U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, and raised the American flag. A larger flag was then brought in to replace the first - the second flag-raising was captured in the famous picture taken by Joe Rosenthal:  WWII.

You must get to D.C./Virgina to see the Iwo Jima Memorial...It is unbelievably powerful.

1991 - President GHW Bush announced the allied ground offensive against Iraqi forces had begun. (Because of the time difference, it was already the early morning of Feb. 24 in the Persian Gulf.)

The first Persian Gulf was was a brilliantly performed mission, but Bush made the mistake of limiting the objective of the mission after being pressured to quit the task prior to finishing off Saddam Hussein.

The job eventually fell to his son, who proved up to the task of not only taking on Saddam, but also taking on world opinion...Papa Bush was a good man, but he didn’t have the nerve and moral clarity of his son.

Unfortunately, W. fell into the trap of thinking he could bring Western Civilization to the Iraqis - in the form of democracy...This mistake cost him, America and the Iraqis terribly.

1997 - Scientists in Scotland announced they succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named 'Dolly.'

Very nice...Just what the world needs, Dr. Frankenstein’s and Mengele’s playing God.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

February 22

1980 - In a stunning upset, the United States Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviets 4-3.

I try to not make too many sports references in my history posts, but this is the greatest single event in the history of American sports...It was also at a time when the United States had been reeling under the pathetic leadership of Jimmy Carter, and the Cold War was at an all time high.

I was a 9-year old boy, and still remember sitting in my dad's living room watching the game on a black-and-white TV, listening to Al Michaels:  "Do you believe in miracles?!  YES!"

It's almost impossible to state how unlikely the American victory against this Soviet team was.  Not only had the Ruskies kicked them around various times during the year, but the Soviets also beat up on an NHL all-star team prior to the Olympics...The Soviet team was a machine, maybe one of the greatest hockey teams ever put together.  The American team was a group of college kids scrapped together with little expectation of reaching the medal round, let alone challenging the mighty Soviet juggernaut.

What most Americans don't realize is this victory didn't earn the U.S. team the gold medal - it was a semifinal match...The Americans had to defeat the Finns for the gold medal, which they did by a score of 4-2.

I'm not too proud to admit I still cry when watching a replay of the event, or the movie 'Miracle.'

I hope you will take the couple minutes it takes to watch the two videos in each hyperlink.

1819 - Spain ceded the Florida Territory to the United States.

America’s Manifest Destiny was getting closer to completion.

1856 - The first national meeting of the Republican Party took place in Pittsburgh.

Lets take a quick look back at the first 150-years of Republican history:

- Which party ended slavery? (R) Lincoln and the strict abolitionist Republican congress.

- Which party entered and won the Spanish-American War, winning much land, prestige, and naval bases for the U.S? (R) McKinley - really it was Teddy, but McKinley was prez.

- Which party busted the nations Trusts (monopolies)? (R) Teddy Roosevelt and Taft.

- Which party put politics aside and helped win WWII? Unlike the Democrat Party, which always puts politics ahead of anything else? (R).

- Which party ended the Korean and Vietnam Wars? (R) Ike and Nixon.

- Which party had the higher proportion of its members vote for the 60’s Civil Rights Acts? (R)...The Dems had many more Robert ‘KKK’ Byrd’s than the Republicans.

- Which party put the dagger in the Soviet Union? (R) Nixon, Reagan and Bush.

- Which party put an end to Saddam Hussein and put its foot on the throat’s of the Jihadists? (R) G.W. Bush...Too bad the (D) who followed him let up.

Just a reminder!

1902 - A fist-fight broke out in the U.S. Senate. Sen. Benjamin Tillman suffered a bloody nose for accusing Sen. John McLaurin of bias on the Philippine tariff issue.

Those foolish enough to think modern-day politics is 'more contemptuous than ever' need to review history...American politics has always been messy, and always will be.

Democracy in a free nation (never forget not all 'democratic' nations are free) is ugly, but much better than any other system:

"Politics is the continuation of War by other means." - Pero
"War is the continuation of Politics by other means." - Clausewitz

1942 - President Roosevelt ordered General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines:  WWII.

There are many opinions about MacArthur, but Roosevelt was correct to get him out of an impossible situation in the Philippines...MacArthur was a megalomaniac, but he was also the most able American general in the Pacific Theatre, and it was important to keep him in the fight instead of in a Japanese POW camp.

1997 - A new welfare law in the U.S. removed tens of thousands of people off of food stamps. The new law stated that adults under age 50 without children or jobs could only receive food stamps for three months in any three year period. The law authorized states to contract with private companies to provide welfare services.

What a novel idea: MAKE BUMS WORK!!! And yes, anyone who is capable but unwilling to work (even crappy jobs) is a bum.

Incredibly, President Obama re-instituted the program of perpetual, generational welfare...And expanded it!

2004 - An Islamic state in Nigeria, which is at the heart of a spreading Africa polio outbreak, declared it would not relent on its boycott of a mass vaccination program it called a U.S. plot to spread AIDS and infertility among Muslims.

Nice logic...I’m pretty sure Allah won’t be sparing them from the disease, so they better get on-board. Or don’t!

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