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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