Saturday, March 31, 2018

April 1 (A Huge Day With Five Big Events)

1924 - Adolph Hitler was sentenced to five years in prison for the Munich 'Beer Hall Putsch.'

Five years for attempting to overthrow the government? Are you kidding me?  And he only served eight months of this five year sentence...Are you kidding me??


Unfortunately, this criminal brought the world Hell.

1945 - The Battle of Okinawa began:  WWII.  American forces swarmed ashore on the Japanese island, beginning one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Pacific Theatre.

The Battle of Okinawa was the last great battle in the Pacific, largest amphibious assault in the theatre, and the largest triphibious battle in history (Sea/Land/Air)...In March no one could have predicted this would be the last large battle of the war, and Okinawa was planned to be a major staging area for the invasion of Japan (Operation Downfall).

Both the Japanese and Americans were lucky this was the last battle and the Atom Bombs ended the war, because an invasion of the Japanese mainland would have resulted in the death of millions of people - and the destruction of Japanese Culture.

1979 - Iran proclaimed itself an Islamic Republic following the fall of the Shah.

Thank you Jimmy Carter...Due to the negligence of the worst U.S. president of the 20th Century, the Fundamentalist Islamic Horde found a home in Iran.

Of all the countries in the Middle East to allow this to happen in, Iran was by far the worst, as one of the regions two historic and cultural powers - along with Turkey...This is what happens when politics overtakes National Security.

1982 - The United States formally transferred control of the Panama Canal Zone to the government of Panama.

Again, thank you Jimmy Carter...Of course Reagan was president in 1982, but Carter signed the treaty in September 1977.

The most important canal in the world is now in the hands of a Third World nation - and China...Oh, yes. The Chinese will soon be the de facto ruler of the Panama Canal.

How stupid can we be?!?!

1991 - The Warsaw Pact officially dissolved.

The Iron Curtain miraculously fell...Thank you Ronald Reagan, and go to Hell you Liberal POS’s who fought him.

The Democrats were great enablers of the USSR, and every American must remember which side of history these pukes have chosen to be on for the past 60-years - the side which wishes to harm America and Americans!

Sadly, they have chosen to make the same mistake in the war against Islamo-Fascism...But they sure are tough fighters against Global Warming!! Greeeeeeat.

1933 - Heinrich Himmler became German Police Commander.

1933 - Nazi Germany began persecuting Jews with a boycott of Jewish-owned businesses.

It should be no surprise the day of the Chicken Farmer’s accession to power coincided with that of the first official Nazi act against the Jews.

1992 - President GHW Bush pledged the United States would help finance a $24-billion international aid fund for the former Soviet Union.

Of course he did...This is what America does!!!

It is often frustrating, but we are the 'City on the Hill,' shining like a beacon to the rest of the world...Hopefully that isn't a past-tense statement.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

March 31

1939 - Britain and France agreed to support Poland if it was invaded by Germany.

How nice! If they had done the same with Czechoslovakia and rid the world of 'The Madman' in 1937-38 they could have taken on the Germans when they were much weaker - and saved themselves a lot of trouble...But it wasn't meant to be.

What was meant to be was Hitler was going to have his war one way or another, and the French and Brits were not only not going to come to Poland's defense, but when the time came for the Germans to invade Western Europe they barely put up a fight there as well.

1854:  The Treaty of Kanagawa:  U.S. Commodore Perry forced Japan to open its ports to the U.S.

Also known as the Japan-U.S. Treaty of Peace and Amity.

Japan had been virtually secluded for 200 years, but the West was coming East and the Japanese were nowhere near strong enough to keep them out...Ironically, it didn't take long for the Japanese to start striking back at the West.

1870:  Thomas Mundy Peterson became the first black man to vote in a U.S. election after the 15th Amendment to the Constitution took effect.

Hundreds of thousands of white Americans died to make this possible...There is no denying the wrongs of American history, but it is important to note we are a country which strives to do right.

1925 - Pierce v. Society of Sisters: The U.S. Supreme Court declared a state may not require all children of school age to attend public schools.

Secularists had to find a different way to brainwash 100% of America’s children...25-years later they got the perfect tool: T.V.

1933 - The Reforestation Relief Act was passed by the U.S. Congress, creating the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) with 250,000 immediate jobs for men aged 18-25.

Many Conservatives bang on FDR for this program and others like it (PWA, WPA, etc), but they are foolish...At least he put these people to work.

Of course none of these programs solved the Depression, only WWII did, but Roosevelt was willing to try just about anything, and I can’t say I blame him.

Also, it isn’t fair to blame FDR for our modern-day welfare system, because the insano’s in his party have bastardized the whole system...Compared to the modern-day system of ‘paying for people not to work,’ these programs were much better for both the country and the individual.

1941 - Senior U.S. Army and Navy air defense officers in Hawaii warned of the danger of a surprise carrier raid from the north:  WWII.

Nah!! It could never happen...Oooops.

1975:  John Wooden coached his last game.

Of course it was a win - his 10th NCAA championship in 12 years.

Wooden was an outstanding coach and an even better man...There will never be another dynasty like the UCLA Bruin basketball team, for many reasons, one of which is there will never be another John Wooden.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

March 30

1867 - U.S. Secretary of State William Seward reached an agreement with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for $7,200,000 in gold. A deal roundly ridiculed as 'Seward's Folly.'

Folly my ass.  This deal was worth every 2-cents/acre - and then some!

Alaska is largely ignored by most American’s, but it has enormous strategic value as a northwestern base against aggression from the East, and is also a massive natural resource reserve waiting to be fully tapped into...Especially if Global Warming occurs on a large scale.  Think that one through.  If the world is warming, the frozen regions will be opened up on a scale never seen in modern times.  Which will open up tremendous amounts of land to resource exploration and development.

But no one wants to talk about the many positive effects of Global Warming.  Have you ever wondered why that is?

The poor people of the world can 'relatively' easily migrate out of the way of possible flooding in the coastal areas.  As has happened many times throughout human history...But what about the rich?  Where is much of their money tied up?  Could it be the coastal regions?

Look at a map, and think about the cities on the coasts...It won't take much to realize the ones who have the most to lose by flooding will be the SUPER RICH!!

This is the real reason why the rich and powerful decision makers of the world are so concerned by Global Warming.

1492 - Jews were exiled from Spain.

The 'Catholic Kings' (Ferdinand and Isabella) decided, after reclaiming Spain from the Muslims, they would no longer have Jews in their domain...A mistake their successors regretted, because Spain fell into economic difficulties due to mismanagement and a poor banking system.

Those of you who say: 'What a ridiculous stereotype' are just ignorant to reality.

During this time Christians were unable to profitably run banks because of usury laws, which didn’t allow them to charge interest on loans - the Jews had no such laws...Also, look back at the great European nations in the last 1,000 years, and you will see many of their economic policies were led by Jewish economists.

Those statements aren't 'racist.'  They are reality.

1533 - Henry VIII, King of England, divorced Catherine of Aragon.

With this action Henry pretty much flipped-the-bird at the Pope and Emperor Charles V, setting England on a new historical course...A course towards greatness as the leader of the Protestant world.

1814 - Britain and its allies against Napoleon marched triumphantly into Paris.

This should have ended the Napoleonic Era, but the Allies were too stupid to execute the Emperor, who later returned for another '100 Days' of raising Hell.

1842 - The first surgery using an anesthetic was carried out by Dr. Crawford Long of Jefferson, Ga.

A huge event...Can you imagine the ‘Good Ol’ Days’ of surgery without anesthesia?

Unfortunately, antibiotics were still quite a bit in the future, which meant at least as many people were maimed or killed by surgery as those who were helped by it.

1856 - The Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the Crimean War and guaranteeing the territorial integrity of Ottoman Turkey.

Turkey was a complete mess by this time, having been the 'Sickman of Europe' for over a century, and the Crimean War was anything but an attempt to 'guarantee the integrity’ of the Ottoman Empire...The Crimean War was a British and French check on Russian expansion.

1870 - The 15th Amendment went into effect, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race.

Try to imagine how pissed off American women were at the thought of having less rights than black men...Trust me this was a major issue.

1980 - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was founded by Ingrid Newkirk and Alex Pacheco on principles set forth in Australian philosopher Peter Singer’s book 'Animal Liberation,' with the goals of exposing and ending animal suffering.

PETA isn’t an animal rights organization, it is a domestic terrorist group, which would much rather see humans suffer than animals, and ultimately see capitalism falter.

1981 - President Reagan was shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr. Also wounded were White House news secretary James Brady, a Secret Service agent and a District of Columbia police officer.

Oh, it must have been a day of extreme emotions for the Jackals-with-D’s-on-their-backs...The initial cheer of the great man getting shot probably sent off a massive shock wave of ejaculatory pleasure, only to be followed by the sorrow of finding out the bullet wasn’t mortal.

Bunch of psychotic and morally degenerate bastards.

1995 - Tens of thousands of Rwandan refugees, fleeing violence in Burundi, began a two-day trek to sanctuary in Tanzania.

It’s hard to believe, but the world was more concerned with the 'thousands' flooding Tanzania than it was with the massive violence and genocide being conducted in the nations around Tanzania causing the exodus.

The U.N. couldn’t have cared less, and our president sat around getting hummers.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

March 29

1973 - The last United States troops left South Vietnam, ending America's direct military involvement in the Vietnam War.

Vietnam was the “right war, at the right place, and at the right time,” but our government didn’t have the testicular fortitude to fight it as Americans...Instead they chose to fight it as Frenchmen, or worse - the Obama Foreign Policy Sorority.

Liberalism run-amok won out, and the country took a beating psychologically...It took a decade for America to wake up. Thankfully, Ronald Reagan was there to lead this awakening.

Unfortunately, we have forgotten this lesson, and are walking ourselves right back into a 1941/1979/2001 position.

87 B.C. - Chinese Emperor Han Wu Ti died.

Han was one of the greatest Chinese emperors. He ruled for over 50-years, and greatly expanded Chinese power (conquering parts of Vietnam and Korea), and professionalized China's civil service system.

His name (Han) is what the dominant people of China were named after.

1847 - The Battle of Vera Cruz ended: Mexican American War.  Victorious U.S. forces led by General Winfield Scott occupied the city of Vera Cruz after Mexican defenders capitulated.

The Battle of Vera Cruz was the first amphibious landing in U.S. history, and its victory brought a virtual end to the Mexican-American War.

1936 - 99% of Germans voted for the Nazi Party in an election.

WOW!  That's awesome!  And it proves democracy is useless unless it is paired with freedom...It also proves Stalin's quote about who votes not being as important as who counts the votes.  Again, back to freedom.

1942 - The British bombed Lubeck, Germany:  WWII.

It took almost three years, but the Brits were finally able to hit back at the German homeland...In the next three years, along with tons of American help, they made up for lost time.

1943 - Meat, butter and cheese rationing began in the U.S.:  WWII.

Can you imagine the ACLU(seless), and the rest of the Liberal jackals, if the government declared a need to restrict anything in our current time? They’d be howling mad at the thought of giving up an ounce of butter.

1951 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. They were executed in June 1953.

Oh for the 'Good Ol’ Days'...Back when we used to execute traitors, and do so in short order.

Today, these two pukes would be given ACLU honors for sharing with the rest of the world, and if they were miraculously convicted would have 25-years of appeals.


1995 - The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a constitutional amendment placing term limits on lawmakers. The rejected proposal would have limited terms to 12-years in the House and Senate.

You would think 12-years as a Congressman would be enough, but these jackasses were looking for lifelong jobs, and couldn’t possibly be asked to give them up...Sadly America continues to pay the price for the lack of new blood and ideas in Congress - or true accountability.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

March 28

1979 - America's worst commercial nuclear disaster occurred inside the Unit Two reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, PA. A series of human and mechanical failures caused the cooling system to malfunction, resulting in damage to the reactor's core and the leakage of radioactivity into the atmosphere. Wide spread hysteria, fed by the anti-nuclear crowd and mismanagement of the disaster by numerous government agencies (with many false reports!) resulted in the crippling of the U.S. nuclear power plant industry and a cost of hundreds of billions to the taxpayers, ultimately leading to power shortages.

Of course this was a horrible failure, but it was contained and taught us much about how to handle such events.

The world has been lucky to not have a huge ‘accidental’ atomic explosion, but this is the risk we take when playing with the atom...A risk which must be continued, improved on, and expanded. We just need to be extremely mindful of the power we are using, and constantly careful to maintain its safety.

Or we can plant windmills all over the place.

193 - Roman Emperor Pertinax was assassinated by the Praetorian Guard.

By this time, the empire was falling apart and assassinations occurred often. The most interesting part of this event is how the next emperor was chosen...Didius Julianus became Roman Emperor as the highest bidder in a Praetorian Guard auction.

Nice way to pick the leader of the greatest state in the Western world.  It’s a miracle the Empire lasted almost another 300-years.

That said, at our current level of debt, debauchery, graft and criminality it's debatable if the U.S. will have as much staying power as these Romans did.

1871 - Parisians experimented with socialism and democracy in the 'Paris Commune.' Two months later, the national government shut it down, murdering between 30,000 to 100,000 people.

Experimenting with socialism, democracy and 'commune(ism)' sounds like a powder-keg...It's not surprising the Frenchies tried it though. They are still dabbling in it to a lesser extent.

1898 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled a child born in the U.S. to Chinese immigrants was a U.S. citizen, and could not be deported under the Chinese Exclusion Act.

Talk about opening the flood-gates...I’m sure the Supremes never worried about 10-20 million Chinese coming in, but a similar possibility is becoming fact on our Southern border.

1930 - The Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora were renamed Istanbul and Ankara.

Why would they change these names?  To erase their history as Western cities, and re-write history to begin at the time of Mohammad.

Unfortunately, it's highly unlikely the West will ever recover the great city of Byzantium/Constantinople.

1939 - Madrid surrendered to Generalissimo Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War.

The end of the Spanish Civil War marks the end of the prelude to WWII. Just about every European participant in WWII took part in the Spanish 'training exercise'...Some learned much (Germany), some learned nothing (the rest).

The Main Event started six months later.

1939 - Adolf Hitler denounced Germany's 1934 Non-Aggression Pact with Poland.

This pact was one of the longest agreements Hitler kept (five years)...Soon after this, he broke all of them.

1945 - The last V-1 'buzz bomb' attack on London occurred:  WWII.

Just imagine if the Nazi’s developed the atom bomb before having to surrender...There is little doubt they would have loaded one up on either the V-1 or V-2.

Thankfully Churchill and FDR insisted on the 'Germany First' strategy.

1986 - Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi presided over a rally in which he proclaimed victory over the United States in a just-ended confrontation in the Gulf of Sidra.

The Libyan Drag Queen was truly nuts...I wonder if he feels he won his latest round as well?

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Monday, March 26, 2018

March 27

30 - Jesus was condemned to be crucified by Pontius Pilate. The date, which is highly uncertain, is said to have been set down on a copper plate discovered in 1810, in the ancient city of Aquileia.

Is it the real date or not? This question has no importance, because the event and the effect of the event is what's important...Something to keep in mind for every event.

And this was an event of monumental importance - regardless of one's religious, or lack of religious, persuasion.

47 B.C. - Ptolemy XII, King of Egypt and brother of Cleopatra, drowned in the Nile, probably with an assist by Julius Caesar, who thereby made Cleopatra queen.

Cleopatra was one of the most influential and important woman in the ancient world.

She wasn’t overly beautiful, in fact she was pretty ugly by modern standards, but was a renown seducer of Rome’s most powerful leaders...Unfortunately for her and her country, she chose the wrong leader to seduce after Caesar’s death, and created a personal death-wish by attaching herself to the star of Marc Antony instead of Octavian - not that Octavian was interested.

1513 - Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon discovered Florida.

The Spanish were far ahead of their European peers in the New World, and the discovery of Florida gave them a head start in the conquest of North America...Luckily they didn't get far into the area of the modern-day U.S., because the areas across the globe which were ruled by Spain have proven to be a mess.

A couple questions I've long pondered:  Did the Spanish ruin these areas, or were the Spanish just unlucky to have landed in ruined areas?  Or was it Catholicism which ruined the areas?

It's an impossible question to answer, but the answer is probably the combination of Spanish Catholicism - along with the fact the Spanish conquered areas with near-Stone Age cultures.

1794 - U.S. President George Washington and Congress authorized the formation of the U.S. Navy.

Six small frigates were the original mandate, but within 150-years this pathetic little band of ships evolved into the greatest naval power in the history of the world.

1802 - The Treaty of Amiens ended the Wars of the French Revolution.

This sounds like a big event, but all it is is a starting point for the Napoleonic Wars...Which were nothing less than a continuation of the Revolution.

1933 - Japan withdrew from the League of Nations.

Four years later they began WWII by invading China.

Japanese encroachment was terribly predictable. It was also logical in the Japanese mind...Japan is such a small nation, with few natural resources, that if it was to become a great nation it had to extend to and through its neighbors.

1940 - Heinrich Himmler ordered the building of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp:  WWII.

Another big day for the ‘Chicken Farmer.’

Has any other man in history ever risen from such a low social status to affect the lives of so many? Maybe his boss (Hitler), Stalin and Mao, but after that, there haven’t been many.

1941 - The U.S. Congress authorized $7 billion in Lend-Lease aid to Russia in fighting Germany, another $6 billion on October 28 and an additional $10 billion on December 15 for Lend-Lease and U.S. armed forces:  WWII.

Of course it was the right thing to do, just as it was the right thing to help Iraq in the 1980’s against Iran...Choosing ‘strange bedfellows’ is a constant balancing act for any decent nation.  The key is to always choose the correct bedfellows.

1958 - Nikita Khrushchev became Soviet Premier and First Secretary of the Communist Party.

Nikki had been the major power broker in the USSR since September 1953, but like every dictator he loved the acquisition of titles...Plus, claiming the premiership limited the opportunity of his political enemies, which were numerous.

1997 - Heaven's Gate Suicide:  39 members of the Heaven's Gate cult were found dead.

I have to admit I encourage this behavior for nuts of all kinds.

2001 - A federal judge ruled the University of Michigan’s affirmative action policy was invalid.

Of course 'Reverse Racism' is wrong...But this country has long gone away from the concept of right an wrong.

The problem is: Why should millions (like myself) be negatively affected because of the actions of those in the past? How is it my poor, pathetic, Scots-Irish ancestors did any wrongs which need to be righted in our current time?

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

March 26

1979 - The Camp David Accords:  Israel and Egypt signed a peace treaty at the White House, ending 30-years of hostilities.

Carter enjoyed four years of the most useless, pathetic presidency in American history, but this event was his day in the sun...One day out of over 1,400 - even by Democrat standards, that's bad.

1910 - The U.S. banned immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers and the sick.

Now we give them welfare and directions to Democrat Party headquarters.

1942 - The first 'Eichmann transport' to Auschwitz and Birkenau Camps arrived:  WWII.

In other words, the first train full of soon to be dead Jews arrived.

All hail the glory of the 12-Year Reich!! Sick bastards.

1982 - Groundbreaking ceremonies took place in Washington, D.C. for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a pair of 200-foot black granite walls bearing the names of Americans killed or missing in the war.

Been there, seen it, and it is pretty awesome...It's not as powerful as the Korean War Memorial, but it is definitely a memorial every American should see.

1983 - In an interview with 'Pravda,' Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov denounced President Ronald Reagan's proposal for a U.S. defense system against missiles, calling it a "bid to disarm the Soviet Union."

Duh!! And it worked...And continues to work.

1988 - Jesse Jackson stunned fellow Democrats by soundly defeating Michael S. Dukakis in Michigan's Democrat presidential caucuses.

This wasn’t so much a show of greatness by Jesse, but was definitely a show of incompetence by Dukakis.

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

March 25

1982 - Wayne Gretzky became the first NHL player to score 200 points in a season.

Wayne Gretzky is the most dominant individual athlete in the history of North American sports, and I'm not sure anyone other than Babe Ruth or Wilt Chamberlain (and maybe Jerry Rice) comes close to the records he amassed...What makes Gretz so amazing is physically he was nothing special - it was his work ethic, skill set, reflexes and brain which made him great.

Gretzky scored 200 or more points in a season four times.  No other NHL player has ever done it once.  Mario Lemieux came close, with 199...No one else has cracked 160.

Gretzky scored 2,857 total points.  The next closest point producer is Mark Messier with 1,877...Gretzky still holds 61 NHL records.

And I don't see anyone in the near future getting even close, because hardly anyone scores over 100 points a season in the modern game - 120 being the highest in the last ten years....A change in the game which has not been for the better.

31 - The first Easter was celebrated, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus.


1306 - Robert I, 'the Bruce,' was crowned King of Scotland.

Not that it means anything to most of you, but I’m proud to be able to claim my family and surname descend from the 'Bruce' clan.

1655 - Fighting between Royalists and Puritans in Maryland, prompted by harsh measures ordered by the parliamentarian assembly, ended with a Puritan victory.

It may be a stretch, but I think it's fair to consider this the first battle in the American Revolution...Taking on the crown was no small matter, and eventually winning the political battle was an almost impossible dream.

1911 - The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.

146 garment workers died in this fire, which led to many workplace regulations and changes in factory industries...Changes that were long overdue.

That said, I find it incredible that modern Liberals reach back 100 years to this event as a benchmark for just about any workplace regulation they want to enact.

1945 - Winston Churchill became the first British leader to enter Germany since Neville Chamberlain signed the Munich Pact:  WWII.

What a pair of polar opposites...Churchill entered as a future conqueror of the Reich, and Chamberlain as little more than a whore who rolled over and took it from Der Fuhrer...Churchill was the greatest leader in the free-world during the 20th Century, and Chamberlain one of the century's biggest losers.

Such is the cruel reality for those who choose to play patty-cake with tyrants.

1987 - Johnson v. Transportation Agency:  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled employers may sometimes favor women and members of minority groups over better-qualified men and whites in hiring and promoting in order to achieve better balance in the work force.

So much for the American concept of 'equality'...This nation wasn’t created on the concept of equality of condition, but on equality of opportunity. There is a huge difference, and this is one of the primary reasons why America became great.

Unfortunately, the American Left is determined to take America closer to Europe than towards the ideal of 'The Founders.'

Sadly, it's one of the reasons we are falling.

1997 - Georgia Governor Zell Miller signed into law a ban on a controversial form of late-term abortion.

Lets just revisit the procedure, performed on LATE TERM BABIES:

1. Guided by ultrasound the doctor grabs the baby’s legs with a forceps.

2. The baby’s legs are pulled out into the birth canal.

3. The doctor delivers the baby’s entire body, except for the head.

4. The doctor punctures the baby’s skull with a pair of scissors, and the scissors are opened to enlarge the hole.

5. The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child's brain is sucked out, causing the skull to collapse.

6. The dead baby is then removed.

Nice 'choice.'

Not surprisingly, Liberals in the federal courts crushed this ruling..."The stench from the bench is making me clench." - Michael Savage

1998 - Shaken by horror stories from the worst genocide since World War II, President Bill Clinton grimly acknowledged during his Africa tour that "we did not act quickly enough" to stop the slaughter of up to a million Rwandans four years earlier.

What a magnanimous declaration for Clinton to ‘acknowledge' he allowed these poor people to perish at the hands of evil.

After WWII the mantra was “never again,” but we know this was just lip service...And when a leader like George W. Bush arrived on the scene and gave action to lip service, the world went nuts. Proving the world couldn't care less about humanity, right and wrong, or good and evil!!

1998 - The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a two-year extension of a visa waiver program, allowing some 12-million tourists and business people entry to the U.S. without need of a visa.

Looking back at this decision, this program allowed all of the 9/11 terrorists to enter the county with impunity...Nice.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

March 24

1882 - German scientist Robert Koch announced he discovered the bacillus responsible for tuberculosis.

Until the 1940's TB was one of the worlds greatest killers, and this finding eventually led to the discovery of medications which have been used to save millions of lives.

Most modern-day Americans have never had to deal with TB (the 'Consumption'), but it is a brutal disease which attacks the body (primarily the lungs), and continues to be a massive killer in many parts of the world.

We'd be wise to remember disease has been at least a minor factor in the downfall of every great civilization, and most historians agree it's been much more than a minor factor.

1208 - Pope Innocent III placed England under Interdict.

'Interdiction' was a powerful tool used by popes to control Middle Ages kings, because it disallowed the people of the king’s lands from celebrating many Christian ceremonies and some sacraments...Most importantly, people living in a land under Interdict were not allowed to be given their Last Rights or a Christian burial - keeping them from Heaven.

Eventually, the popes overplayed their hand, and the kings of the 15th and 16th Centuries ceased to worry about such papal edicts.

1603 - Queen Elizabeth I died at age 69, after ruling England for more than 40-years.

The ‘Virgin Queen’ was one of the greatest monarchs in English history, and maybe the most important woman in world history.

1765 - Britain enacted the Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers.

The 3rd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is a direct result of the Quartering Act: “No Soldier shall, in times of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war...”

1905 - The official census taken of the British Empire showed it ruled 1/5 of the world's population.

A very impressive stat.  A very deceiving stat.  And in less than 50 years it was a completely meaningless stat, because the British Empire was more or less gone.

1944 - In occupied Rome, the Nazis executed more than 300 civilians in reprisal for an attack by Italian partisans the day before which killed 32 German soldiers:  WWII.

The Germans must have been feeling generous, because a 10-1 reprisal rate was far below the Nazi norm.

1997 - Vice President Gore arrived in China for the highest-level U.S. visit in eight years.

'High-level visit' my ass!! Al was looking for campaign donations.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

March 23

1983 - President Ronald Reagan proposed a space-based missile defense system called the Strategic Defense Initiative or 'Star Wars.'

With lunatic nations like North Korea and Iran threatening the U.S. - as well as known nuclear countries with advanced missile technology (Russia, China, Pakistan) I think we should all thank the Democrats for scoffing at this idea...Thank them by voting a 'straight-line' (R) in every election from here on out.

By the way, the Ruskies admit Reagan's 'SDI' plans played a huge role in the fall of the Soviet Union...And President Obama obviously thought highly of 'Star Wars' because he increased 'Ground Based Interceptors' - 'Star Wars' by another name - in Alaska to protect against North Korea.

Unfortunately, it's going to take years to get it up and running, and we haven't devoted nearly enough research and development towards this system to guarantee we are safe from an attack.

Hopefully the bad guys will wait for us to pull out head out...Hopefully we don't figure this out after a successful attack.

1324 - Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV was excommunicated.

This event is pretty insignificant considering how many emperors were excommunicated...What's important is to understand the Holy Roman Empire was neither 'holy' nor 'Roman.' It was a loose confederation of German States, who were blessed (at times) by the Roman Catholic Church.

1534 - The Pope declared Henry VIII of England 'truly married' to Catherine of Aragon.

And Henry 'truly' cared less what the Pope declared.

1775 - In a speech to the Virginia Provincial Convention, Patrick Henry made his famous plea for American independence from Britain, saying, "I know not what course others might take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"

Henry's lucky he wasn't 'given death' for such a speech...It is his passion and testicular fortitude that makes him one of my favorite American revolutionaries, however, and I encourage you to read up on him.

1918 - The giant German gun 'Big Bertha,' shelled Paris from 75 miles away:  WWI.

'Bertha' scared the Frenchies so much they decided to give the Germans a clear path to Paris the next time the Germans came rolling in - WWII.

1919 - Benito Mussolini founded the Fascist political movement in Milan, Italy.

The 'Paperboy' was moving up in the world...Incredibly, Il Duce should be considered a 'moderate dictator' by the standards set by his 20th Century insaniac peers.

1925 - Tennessee made it a crime for a teacher in any state-supported public school or college to teach any theory contradicting the Bible's account of man's creation.

This is ignorant, and it’s equally ignorant to insist on the polar opposite...Both creation and evolution should be taught together, with neither considered absolute or taught as mutually exclusive.

1933 - The German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act, effectively granting Adolf Hitler dictatorial legislative powers.

Another big day in the history of the 12-Year Reich...A big day for all of mankind for that matter.

Never forget, the Germans voted for this man. It could happen again - and it could happen here.

1942 - Japanese-Americans were forcibly moved from their homes along the Pacific Coast to inland internment camps:  WWII.

This was a terribly unfortunate event, and it is ridiculous to deny the U.S. has had its share of unfortunate incidences; this is one. It is equally ridiculous to believe anything other than the U.S. is the most fair and just country in the history of the world...We live in the greatest country, not a perfect country, and anyone who thinks utopia is possible is nuts.

That said, I don’t blame President Roosevelt for his decision, and am afraid a similar one may be necessary in the future with the American Muslim population.

1998 - President Bill Clinton hailed "the new face of Africa" as he opened a historic six-nation tour in Ghana.

What exactly was the 'new face?' A war-torn, Jihad crazy-train, AIDS ridden, backward land with a Stone Age birth/death rate, populated with people of little hope?

How is this any different from what Africa has always been, what it currently is, and sadly what it may always be?

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

March 22

1794 - The U.S. Congress prohibited the exportation of slaves to and from the United States.

This act was meant to slow down slavery and possibly to solve the problem, and was founded on good intentions, but in actuality it made the institution of American slavery worse...Since slaveholders couldn’t import slaves they had to breed them.

Slavery was never a good thing, but the establishment of the chattel-slavery system took firm hold with the necessity to breed slaves as a means of continuing the system. Along with the increased practice of breeding slaves, the break-up of whole families became the norm as well.

Like many things in human history war was ultimately the answer to the problem, and it took the U.S. Civil War to end the horrible practice of slavery in the U.S...Regardless of what Liberal peacenik bumper stickers claim.

1621 - The Massasoit Indians and Pilgrims agreed on a league of friendship.

If they could go back in history I’m pretty sure the Indians would rethink this decision.

History is filled with cultures who were beaten back by a force they should have obliterated at first site, but instead chose to take in...For similar reasons as the Massasoit, most of our modern cultures will likely be overrun over time as well.

1765 - The Stamp Act was enacted in Britain as the first direct British tax to raise money from the American colonies.

Nice choice. If the Brits hadn’t decided to suck as much money and blood out of the colonists as they could there may never have been an American Revolution...And the U.K. would still be the greatest power on Earth instead of a virtual protectorate of its previous American colonies.

1882 – The Edmund’s Act was passed: Outlawing polygamy in the U.S.

Polygamy is bad, but homosexual marriages are good?  As long as they are consenting adults, why one but not the other?

1903 - Niagara Falls ran dry - due to drought.

Global Warming/Climate Change in 1903?  Before W?  Nah.  It can't be.

1917 - The U.S. became the first country to recognize the Kerensky (Menshevik) Government in Russia.

Menshevik rule was short-lived, and Lenin and the Bolsheviks shortly eliminated their Communist cousins.

1928 - Peasants in the Soviet Union protested food shortages.

A food shortage in the 'Utopian insane asylum?' Come on. I don’t believe it...Incredibly, food shortages became one of Stalin’s favorite means of intimidation - which was followed by starvation induced extermination.

In our current time, the Communist Hell State of North Korea practises the same population control tactic.

1935 - Persia was renamed Iran.

From Media to Persia, to Parthia, to Persia, to Iran...Someday it will be Persia again.

And if these Persians can ever shake off their ayatollah overlords they will likely return to their previous greatness.

1935 - The first High Definition Television service was officially inaugurated by the director-general of German broadcasting in Berlin.

WOW!!! Such brilliance from the minds of those who had recently opened Dachau...Never compare brilliance with goodness!!

1945 - The Arab League was formed in Cairo, by Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.

The Bedouins were reawakening, and looking to put their imprint on the world, again...OK, lets be real: They were establishing a military alliance for future battles against the evolving Jewish State.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

March 21

47 B.C. - Julius Caesar defeated Ptolemy XII, Cleopatra's brother and rival, at Alexandria, Egypt.

I hope you aren't misinformed enough to think Cleopatra was an Egyptian...Many don’t know any better, and others like to falsely push this ridiculous idea. But please don't fall prey to historical ignorance. Even though it's likely not your fault, because the Liberal American education system probably led you there.

Alexander the Great conquered Egypt in 332 B.C., and between the time of his death and Roman occupation Egypt was ruled by the Ptolemaic Dynasty, founded by Ptolemy (one of Alexander’s generals)...Therefore Cleopatra was a Macedonian/Greek, not an Egyptian by any means.

Oh, and the Egyptians of this time were over 600 years from becoming Muslim, as well.

630 - Heraclius recovered the 'True Cross' from the Persians.

The True Cross is the cross which Jesus was crucified on.

Heraclius was a Byzantine Emperor, and who knows if his claim of capturing the Cross is true or not...Either way it was a rallying cry against the Persians, as many other relics would be in the future against the Muslims.

1804 - The Code Napoleon (Code Civil des Françaises), drafted by Boulay de la Meurthe and others, went into force throughout France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and French colonies. The code combined Roman Law with some of the radical reforms brought by the French Revolution with respect to conditions affecting the individual, tenure of property, order of inheritance, mortgages, contracts, and the like.

In other words, it attempted to Americanize the French legal system - sort of...The American colonies had such systems long before this time.

1965 - More than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. began their march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. More than 25,000 people joined in the march by the time the marchers reached Montgomery, Alabama.

This was one of the high points of the Civil Rights Era, and an event which continued Dr. King's 'march' towards becoming one of the most important Americans in history...It's too bad his brand of civil rights activism was exterminated with his death, because it was replaced by a much less productive version - one which focused on differences and hate more than similarities and love.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

March 20

1934 - The first practical tests of radar were carried out at Kiel Harbor, Germany, by Dr. Rudolph Kuenhold.

There’s no doubt the Germans were the most brilliant people in the world at this time. They were also on a path towards becoming the most inhumane and bestial people in the history of the world...How sad the people of Beethoven, Bach, Born, Bothe, etc., were also the people of Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Hitler, Himmler and Mengele.

1345 - A conjunction of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars was thought to be the "cause of a plague epidemic."

I’m sure it sounded logical at the time...Either that or blaming the Jews for poisoning the wells.

Such was the Medieval mind.

1727 - Physicist, mathematician and astronomer Sir Isaac Newton died in London.

One of the most brilliant minds in the history of mankind was extinguished...Maybe the most brilliant - especially considering the technology (or lack of it) he had to deal with.

1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte entered Paris, beginning his 'Hundred Days' rule.

How did the Emperor escape from Elba?

He was eventually recaptured, but blazed a trail of glory (if only for himself) in this 100-day period.

1816 - Martin v. Hunter's Lessee:  The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed its right to review state court decisions.

This was an early blow to 'state’s rights,' confirming the hegemony of the Feds over the States.

1933 - The first German concentration camp was opened at Dachau.

Another glorious day in the history of the 1,000 Year Reich...Can you imagine if it was currently in year 84?

1991 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled employers could not adopt "fetal protection" policies barring women of child-bearing age from certain hazardous jobs.

How stupid is this?

1. You’d think ‘moms’ would want the protection.

2. The court didn’t bother to protect employers from being sued by women whose children are affected by the moms working in these 'hazardous jobs.'

”The stench from the bench is making me clench.” - Michael Savage

1995 - In Tokyo, 12 people were killed and more than 5,500 others sickened when packages containing poisonous gas (Sarin) leaked on five separate subway trains.

9/11/01 was horrific, but try to imagine the destruction a massive bio/chem weapon would do if unleashed on a megalopolis like Tokyo, Mexico City, Bombay, NYC, etc...Sadly, we'll eventually get to witness such an attack.

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

March 19

2003 - Operation Iraqi Freedom was launched with air strikes on Baghdad, beginning the second Iraq War.

We should all be extremely proud of our brilliant troops, and thankful we had a Commander-in-Chief who was willing to do what was right for America...Even when much of the world didn’t have the stomach to differentiate between good and evil - including many Americans.

Most Americans also didn't want to enter WWII. The result of sitting out the war from 1939-41 was millions of deaths which could have been averted had we entered the war with the British instead of waiting to be dragged in - after being humiliated at Pearl Harbor.

WAR SUCKS!! It is a terrible option, which should never be entered into lightly...That said, I am hopeful we entered the War on Terror before it was forced on us and had the opportunity of causing the death of millions (like WWII).

We will never know the real answer, though, because President Bush went on the offensives instead of waiting for our enemies to continue their assaults on American soil.

Most Americans hate this war, but I bet they prefer the thought of fighting it in Iraq (or anywhere else) to fighting it in their hometown...Oh, and last I checked we haven't suffered another 9/11. Something most Americans were sure would happen by now.

Thankfully, President Obama didn't back entirely away from staying on the offensive.  Hopefully, President Trump won't either...We don't need to have full-scale invasions, or go to war against any single faction, but we do need to keep the pressure on and keep that pressure in the Middle East!

Just as the Romans defeated Carthage by taking the war to Carthage instead of fighting it in Italy, we must never give them the breathing space to bring major operations back to the U.S...Even though, sadly, there will continue to be small ones.

"If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." - Thomas Paine

Interesting to think about, though we'll never know, I bet many who were against this war would have been for it if President Clinton (Bill or Hilary) or Obama would have been president at the time - or Gore...And I have no doubt these presidents would have reacted very similarly to Bush, because the reality is they would have had to - the American people would have demanded it of them.

Another interesting thing to think about is I bet Republicans and Conservatives would have been much more supportive of a Democrat president on this matter than the Democrats and Liberals were to Bush...I have no doubt about this.

721 B.C. - According to Roman historian Ptolemy, Babylonian astronomers noted history's first recorded eclipse of the moon on this date.

Of course there were eclipses prior to this time, but the Babylonians were the first to realize what they were seeing.

That said, I'm also sure other eclipses were noted prior to this one...But such recordings have been lost to history.

1279 - The Battle of Yamen:  China v. Mongols.

The Mongol cavalry had long been the dominant land force in Asia, but in this naval battle they proved they could muster a navy as well...Yamen more or less ended the Song Empire, and the Mongols ruled China for the next hundred years before being kicked out by the Mings.

1942 - President Franklin Roosevelt ordered men between 45-64 to register for non-military service:  WWII.

Look around at the American men in this age-cohort in our time...WHAT A SAD JOKE!!! Can you see this group of Baby-Booming POS’s being called on to help save our nation?

How did we go so quickly from the 'Greatest Generation' to the 'Lost Generation?' We better pray my children's and grand children's generations are up to the task of solving the problems my parent’s generation have caused and left us...You should notice I left out my generation, because it has been a useless disgrace.

Sadly, I'm not sure it's going to happen, because the fruit has kept much too close to the tree.

1945 - Adolf Hitler issued his so-called 'Nero Decree,' ordering the destruction of German facilities which could fall into Allied hands:  WWII.

In the Eastern Theatre of the war, the Ruskies took care of this for them, as they more or less destroyed, looted, raped and pillaged everything they could when entering Germany...And the Germans deserved every bit of it.

Luckily for Western Europe, the civilized troops of the Western Allies didn't act as their Soviet partners did...But then again, Western Europe wasn't brutalized by the Germans nearly like the East was.

1990 - Latvia's political opposition claimed victory in the republic's first free elections in 50-years, and reformers also claimed victories in crucial runoffs held in Russia, Byelorussia and the Ukraine.

50-years my ass...These countries had been under the Russian or German boot for hundreds of years.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

March 18

1940 - Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini held a meeting at the Brenner Pass during which the Italian dictator agreed to join in Germany's war against France and Britain:  WWII.

Poor bastards...Both of them.

Hitler’s fondness for Il Duce was a huge mistake for the Reich (one of many), and he ended up spending much of the war saving Italian troops, and Mussolini himself, from their own bungling...Mussolini's belief in the inevitability of Germany conquering Europe cost Italy terribly, and Il Duce his life.

37 - The Roman Senate annulled Tiberius’ will and proclaimed Caligula emperor.

Caligula was a truly bizarre character. Unfortunately there is very little legitimate history about him, because he was notorious for creating a personal mythology, and those who wrote about him after he died were incredibly hostile towards him.

What is known is most of his family died while he was a child (under less than kind circumstances), which surely affected his adult life...What is also known is the ancient writers claim he was insane, and he made a mess of the Empire.

Oh, and the fact Tiberius locked him up in what should be considered nothing short of a pedophile playpen when he was a boy may have had something to do with his craziness.

1325 (according to legend) - Tenochtitlan, Aztec capital, was founded.

Within 100-years the Aztecs became the greatest civilization in South/Central America...In less than 200 they were more or less gone.

Such is the brutality of history.

1938 - The Nazi Weapons Law was passed. A new, tough, gun control law, revising several earlier versions, ensuring only Nazis and their friends could own or carry weapons, especially handguns.

Makes you wonder what Liberals are up to with their selective interpretation of the Constitution, specifically choosing to ignore the Second Amendment: “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

1963 - Gideon v. Wainwright:  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled indigent defendants must be offered free legal counsel in all criminal prosecutions.

Notice this doesn’t say 'all defendants,' it says 'indigent defendants.'

2004 - A 100-foot in diameter asteroid passed within 26,500 miles of Earth, the closest-ever on record by a space rock.

Those who’ve been to Meteor Crater (Winslow, AZ), have see the destructive force of meteorites, “which hit with a force of 2.5 megatonnes of TNT, or more than 150 Hiroshima atom bombs - but even more energy was dissipated in an atmospheric blast.”

It’s hard to imagine what an asteroid would do, because they are much bigger than meteorites.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

March 17

45 B.C. - The Battle of Munda: Julius Caesar defeated the Pompeians, led by two sons of Pompey the Great, who lost over 30,000 men.

This was the last great battle between Caesar and the forces of Pompey, and its victory set the stage for Caesar’s triumphant return to Rome, his accession as dictator, his assassination, and the end of the Roman Republic.

461 - According to tradition, St. Patrick (patron saint of Ireland) died in Saul.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

1040 - Harold I Harefoot, King of England, died, and was succeeded by Hardthacanute, King of Denmark.

As an island nation the Brits were destined to be a seafaring people, but it wasn’t until the Danes and Normans took the throne that the English began to establish their excellence at sea.

1649 - The English Parliament abolished the office of king.

This didn't last long...In 1660 England reestablished the monarchy, but made sure the position was set up with limitations.

1776 - Having seized Dorchester Heights, George Washington forced the British troops under William Howe to evacuate Boston:  U.S. Revolutionary War.

This victory was tactically minute, but huge strategically, because the Revolution could never have been successful without Boston or Philly.

1861 - A new united Kingdom of Italy was proclaimed by parliament with Victor Emmanuel II as king.

After 1400 years of getting their asses handed too them by the Spanish, French and Austrians/Germans, the Italians finally agreed to unite...Unfortunately, the Italians haven’t been able to repeat their past greatness and remain one of Europe's crappers.

1894 - The United States and China signed a treaty aimed at preventing Chinese laborers from entering the United States.

Neither side did much to enforce the treaty.  Much like our current immigration laws.

1945 - The Battle of Iwo Jima ended in victory for the United States:  WWII.

Iwo Jima is one of the greatest WWII battles in the Pacific Theatre. The Japanese almost fought to the last man (21,000 of 22,000 soldiers died in the battle), and the U.S. victory signaled the end of effective Japanese fighting...From here out, the U.S. thoroughly pounded Japan.

1966 - A U.S. midget submarine located a missing hydrogen-bomb which had fallen from an American bomber into the Mediterranean off Spain.

Read that again: A 'missing hydrogen-bomb' = A weapon at least 20-times more powerful than an atom-bomb laying around in the sea.

How do hydrogen-bombs go missing?  Has it happened again?

2003 - President George W. Bush delivered an ultimatum to Saddam Hussein: “leave Iraq within 48-hours or face an attack.”

He wasn’t kidding...Thank you for doing your job President Bush. It's unfortunate your predecessors didn’t have the balls to do it earlier, and also that we gave Saddam months to move his toys. Better late than never, though.

Unfortunately, we stuck around trying to make a Middle Eastern nation in our image...We should have left, and let them figure it out their own way - with the knowledge we'd return if they, their friends or their supporters ever messed with us again.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

March 16

1968 - The My Lai Massacre: Vietnam War.  300-450 Vietnam villagers died at the hands of American troops under the command of Lieutenant William L. Calley Jr.

This event has formed the basis of anti-military insanity in the mind of Liberals...It's their excuse anyway.

Of course there are bad men in the military, and of course there have been terrible events at the hands of these men. Anyone who denies this is ignorant, a liar, or both...That said, 99% of the troops in the U.S. military are wonderful men and women. Heroes who protect their country at incredible risk to their own lives - who ask for little recognition, pay or benefit.

American Liberals have tried to turn the My Lai incident into the U.S. military 'norm,' though. Attempting to convince the public this is what the military is about...The incident was disgusting, and should be repudiated by every American. But, so should Liberal anti-military bashing through the excuse of My Lai or any other isolated incident.

Unfortunately, most Americans are too lazy and/or stupid to even bother finding the truth...THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS I’M HERE WITH MY BLOG POSTS EVERYDAY!!!

1802 - The U.S. Congress authorized the establishment of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

Can you imagine if modern-day Liberals were in charge back in 1802? There is no way they would allow the creation of such a horrific institution as the Military Academy...Bunch of mental and moral midgets.

1935 - Adolf Hitler scrapped the Treaty of Versailles and introduced conscription.

You could see this coming...He promised it in 1932!!!

And what did the French and Brits do to keep him in tow? HAHAHAHAHA!!! They appeased the Madman, all but guaranteeing Hell on Earth four years later.

1991 - In a broadcast address, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein promised to allow multi-party democracy.

I’m sure the Euros believed him, but the Iraqi people knew better.

That said, a country can have as many 'partys' as it wants, if it is run by one man or one faction it is a dictatorship.

1994 - Russia agreed to phase out the production of weapons-grade plutonium.

Of course they did. You believe this don’t you??

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

March 15

44 B.C. - The 'Ides of March': Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate by a group of conspirators led by Cimber, Casca, Cassius, and Marcus Junius Brutus.

The Roman Republic had been in a steady process of collapse, and Caesar was on the verge of ending it.  The senators who assassinated Caesar thought killing him might save the once mighty republic - at least that was their claim...In reality, they simply wanted a bigger role in the nation's power structure.

Their hopes were crushed, however, because the great man's death simply led to another civil war, and the accession of Augustus.  Which ultimately ended the 'Republic' and created the 'Empire.'

493 - Odoacer the Barbarian, King of Italy, was killed by Theodoric the Ostrogoth (another barbarian).

Odoacer put an end to the succession of Roman emperors, but truth be told he had hopes of claiming the imperial title himself.

Unfortunately for Odoacer, the multitude of Germanic tribes were in no mood to be ruled by anyone and required many years before a semblance of order was re-established in Italy...Theordoric was the ruler who finally got things under control.

1781 - The Battle of Guilford Court House: American Revolution.

The Brits had been pursuing a different strategy of taking the war to the south, in an attempt to pick up colonies believed to be more loyal to the crown than those in the north...And the strategy worked for awhile.

At Guilford Court House, the Brits technically won the battle, but it was 'Pyrrhic':  "Another such victory would ruin the British Army." - Charles James Fox (British Whig Party Leader)

1869 - The Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first professional baseball team.

A great game was in its early years, and this first pro team set the stage for the foundation of the 'major leagues':  The American League and National League, which eventually combined to make Major League Baseball.

1912 - Pitcher Cy Young retired from baseball with 511 wins.

He also retired with 316 losses.

It's unlikely anyone will catch Young's record for wins or losses.  Actually, it's almost an impossibility, because it would require 25-years of 20 wins per year in an era when few pitchers win 20 in any year.  It would also take 20-years of 15 losses per year, which would be impossible because a pitcher who kept losing 15 games per year would never make it 20 years in the league.

The second winningest pitcher ever is Walter Johnson with 417, and the modern-era pitcher with the most is Greg Maddux with 355 - neither got close to Young...So, his marks are probably the safest records in all American sports.

For that matter, it's unlikely anyone will even get to Johnson's 400 wins.

1916 - President Woodrow Wilson sent 12,000 U.S. troops under General Pershing into Mexico to capture revolutionary leader Pancho Villa, who had staged several cross-border raids.

Can you imagine if the modern press was around back then? They would have blasted President Wilson for not doing enough to catch Pancho, who was never captured.

It takes an incredible amount of luck to catch one man on the run in a foreign land (his own land), where the populace will defend and hide him...As we found out with Bin Laden.

1917 – Nicholas II, last Czar of Russia, was forced to abdicate his throne (March 2, Old Style Calendar).

Nikki and his family were lucky three days earlier the Mensheviks abolished the death penalty...The Bolsheviks wouldn't have given him such a break.

Those unfamiliar with the Revolution should know it wasn’t until September 1917 that Lenin and the Bolsheviks began taking control of the Revolution. The Mensheviks were the ones who saved the Czar, but Lenin made sure the ‘Last Czar’ would shortly be dead.

1928 - Benito Mussolini altered the Italian electoral system:  He abolished the right to choose.

That would be funny if it wasn't.

1944 - The German-held Italian town of Monte Cassino was devastated by Allied bombs:  WWII.

War is Hell, and nothing should be off-limits when it comes to victoriously ending a war...Especially if an objective is vital and will save the lives of American troops.

I find it humorous, and completely disingenuous, to hear the same jackasses who cry about the destruction of this monastery complaining about the evils of religion...They don’t care about Monte Cassino, they just want to bitch about the use of force.

1988 - Paul Simon defeated Jesse Jackson in the Illinois Democratic primary.

Hahaha! Jesse couldn’t even beat a ‘pop-singer’ in his own home-state...Alright, he didn’t lose to ‘that’ Paul Simon, but what’s the difference?

1993 - Searchers found the body of the sixth and last missing victim of the World Trade Center bombing in New York.

We often say we will ‘never forget 9/11/01’, but most have long forgotten the first attempt on the WTC...Americans are a people of short memories, and our enemies are counting on our historical negligence.

Have you forgotten??  I'm sure the Jihadis haven't.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

March 14

1999 - Bill Clinton's administration conceded the Chinese gained technology stolen from a federal nuclear weapons lab, but insisted the government responded decisively.

Yet Americans obsessed over blowjobs and blue dresses.

Forget Bill's sex, ethics and morals problems. His obliteration of the U.S. military and intelligence gathering communities was the greatest reason why the Clinton legacy should be that of shame...He was a scoundrel on many counts but his handling of national security (China, North Korea and ignoring the Islamists - along with hollowing out the military) was pathetic.  A reality we continue to pay for decades later.

1883 - German political philosopher Karl Marx died in London. He published, with Friedrich Engels, the 'Communist Manifesto.'

Few deaths warrant notice, but Marxist thought played an enormous role in 20th Century politics...And continues to this day.

Incredibly, Americans continue giving it a long look.

1939 - The Republic of Czechoslovakia was dissolved and soon occupied by Germany.

Hitler had to be amazed he could get away with this with no repercussion from his European ‘enemies’...In fact, he was perturbed, and realized he had to invade the Poles in order to pull the French and Brits into his hoped for war.

1945 - The heaviest conventional bomb of World War II, the 22,000-pound 'Grand Slam,' was dropped by the Royal Air Force's Dambuster Squadron on the Bielefeld railway viaduct in Germany.

Too bad they didn’t have more.

This big-fella wouldn’t even make a dent compared to the bombs we have nowadays - nuclear or conventional.

1983 - The Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed for the first time ever to cut prices hoping to regain control over the world oil market.

Just imagine what OPEC will have to do if the Russians figure out how to properly drill in Siberia, and if the U.S. ever pulls its head out of its ass and starts fulfilling it's full energy producing potential.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

March 13

1516 - Charles V was crowned King of Spain.

Not since Charlemagne had a European monarch held so much importance, and Charles was the first to rule a truly ‘global empire’: Spain (including its New World possessions), Austria, the Netherlands, much of Italy, and the Holy Roman Empire.

Unfortunately for Charles, his reign saw very few (if any) years of peace, because he was in constant battle with the French (west) and Turks (east), had the normal hassle of dealing with the German princes in the HRE, and the misfortune of being the leader of the Catholic world during the time of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation

1852 - The 'New York Lantern' published the first cartoon showing the character 'Uncle Sam,' based on a real U.S. officer who served in the war of 1812: Samuel Wilson.

Uncle Sam is a great patriotic character, but unfortunately too many Americans have taken the 'Uncle' part to mean the government is their family - their Mommy and Daddy!

1865 - The Confederate Congress authorized the enlistment of up to 300,000 slaves as soldiers, in exchange for their freedom:  U.S. Civil War.

They were desperate and knew the end was near, so what did they have to lose by making such an offer?  Plus they probably hoped a bunch of the slaves would die in the battle, so they wouldn't have to deal with them after the war ended.

1925 - A law went into effect in Tennessee prohibiting the teaching of evolution.

It only took eight years for communist practices to cross from the Soviet Union to American schools.

I have no problem with evolution and no problem with creation, but I do have a problem with either being excluded. Both should be taught, equally...And they shouldn’t be taught as mutually exclusive concepts, because the more I examine the matter the more I'm convinced both occurred together.

1933 - Josef Goebbels became German Minister of Information and Propaganda.

What a glorious day for all of mankind to have such a piece of crap take over this great position...Unfortunately, many Liberal propagandameisters have followed Goebbels path.

1941 - Adolph Hitler issued an edict calling for an invasion of the U.S.S.R.:  WWII.

Hitler may have won WWII had he been more patient and disciplined...He had Western Europe in his clutches, and if he was irrational it's possible he would have been able to conquer the Brits. Then he could have went after the Ruskies.

But Hitler was too impatient and maniacal to wait, and repeated Napoleon’s mistake of fighting the Brits and Russians at the same time...And then the ultimate mistake was made when the Japanese pushed the U.S. into the war.

1974 - The U.S. Senate voted to restore the death penalty.

Since this time there have been almost 1,000 death penalty executions...In this same period there have been over 45,000,000 abortions.

So we have killed 45,000 innocent babies for every 1 murderous criminal...THIS IS PATHETIC!!

I'd like to see the ratio evened out to a 1:1 ratio...Which means we should significantly crank up the execution of murderers or drastically lower the rate of abortions.

But it'll never happen because Liberals support executing the unborn, while at the same time defending murderers and child molesters - a prime example of the disease of Liberalism.

1992 - Pravda, official newspaper of the Soviet Communist Party, ceased publication due to lack of funds.

Luckily for the Commies, Pravda had plenty of money left in its other papers: The L.A. Times, N.Y. Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, etc.

2003 - The U.N. Human Rights chief excoriated the U.S. Guantanamo policy, saying the world shouldn't have territory "where no law applies."

This is almost laughable when you consider the group of maggots who infested the U.N. Human Rights Commission in 2003: China, Cuba, The Congo, Libya, Mexico, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe...A virtual 'Who’s Who' of the worlds worst dictatorships and overall shit-holes.

Reason #2,949,103 to get the Hell out of the Circle Jerk Group.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

March 12

1947 - The Truman Doctrine: In a speech to Congress, President Truman outlined what became known as the Truman Doctrine, calling for U.S. aid to countries threatened by Communist revolution - in this specific case Truman was talking about Greece and Turkey.

The Truman Doctrine was the dominant American foreign policy ideal for the next 45-years - the official U.S. policy of containing the Soviet Union.

It was "the policy of the United States to support free people who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures." - Truman

As such, it was one of the first shots in the Cold War.

Unfortunately, since the fall of the Soviet Union, American foreign policy has floundered because it hasn't had such a simple, precise goal...Instead it has been all over the board.  Maybe the answer is to not go looking for boogie men - and instead focus on 'Making American Great Agagin' domestically.

1848 - The Second French Republic was established.

At this time they are on #5...The U.S. has had one system of government in the same time frame.

Don’t forget to remind your Liberal friends of this the next time they try to expound on the brilliance of French politics.

1933 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his radio 'fireside chats,' telling Americans what was being done to deal with the nation's economic crisis.

Exactly what was Roosevelt doing to deal with the crisis? Well, he created all kinds of government programs, with good intentions, which were bastardized into the creation of our current socialist welfare system...I don’t blame FDR for this eventuality, but if he really wanted to end the Depression he should gotten out of the 'Big Government' business - which likely 'helped' the Depression to last almost a decade.

1938 - The 'Anschluss': German troops entered Austria, completing what Adolf Hitler described as his mission to restore his homeland to the Third Reich.

Of all the ‘peaceful’ conquests Hitler made (otherwise known as British and French appeasement), this one made the most historic and national sense...Austria and the German states had many cultural and political links, including customs, religion, language and the Holy Roman Empire.

Plus, how could the Austrian Corporal claim to be a legitimate German leader unless he claimed Austria to be part of Germany Proper?

1940 - Finland and the Soviet Union concluded an armistice:  WWII.

The Ruskies were humiliated in the Winter War, with the inability to overwhelm a nation of far less might...Stalin attempted a land-grab and looked like a complete fool, and also created a German ally in Finland with this war.

That said, the little bit of Finnish real estate the Soviets captured gave them some extra breathing space when the Germans and Finns came calling in 1941.

1957 – East Germany agreed to a garrison of 22 Russian divisions.

As if they had an option to disagree...If the Krauts didn't agree to 'garrisoning' these divisions, these divisions would have simply 'occupied' East Germany - or worse.

Those who don’t understand the importance of this event: The U.S. never had no more than four divisions in Iraq at any time in the recent war (usually closer to 1.5)...The Soviets more or less held East Germany hostage through its constant show of force with its troops.

1989 - Some 2,500 veterans and supporters marched at the Art Institute of Chicago to demand officials remove an American Flag placed on the floor as part of a student's exhibit.

Isn’t it amazing 'The Flag' can be trampled or a picture of the Virgin Mary pissed on in the name of free speech, but Liberal commissars find depictions of the Ten Commandments and other objects of decency to be offensive and unconstitutional?

2000 - In an unprecedented moment in the history of the Roman Church, Pope John Paul II asked God's forgiveness for the sins of Roman Catholics through the ages, including wrongs inflicted on Jews, women and minorities.

The Church isn’t perfect, and has much to be embarrassed about.

That said, it has done at least an equal amount of good compared to its misdeeds - especially in the last century or so...We should all have such a favorable good-to-bad ratio.

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