Sunday, September 30, 2018

October 1 (A Double)

331 B.C. - The Battle of Gaugamela.

Also known as the Battle of Arbela.

Alexander the Great crushed King Darius III's Persian army, even though Darius entered the battle with a 1,000,000 man army (according to ancient historian, Arrian).

Obviously the ancient estimate is terribly inaccurate, but there's little doubt the Persians had at least a 4-1 advantage, which simply meant Alexander had more enemies to kill...Reasonable estimates claim Alexander suffered around 10,000 casualties compared to 140,000 for Darius.

Gaugamela is one of the most decisive and important battles in history, and it's result went a long way towards Alexander becoming the 'Master of the Known World'...A fact which destined the Western world to become Greco/Roman instead of possibly Persian.

1952 - Britain exploded its first atom bomb, at Monte Bello Island, Australia.

Anytime a country solves and figures out how to weaponize the power of the atom it signifies a great event...Maybe not a good one, but definitely a great one.

1800 - The Treaty of San Ildefonso.

A secret treaty between France and Spain:  Spain gave the Louisiana Territory to France...Spain didn't have much of a choice, with Napoleon threatening to take over Spain.

France didn't control the territory for long, though, and sold it to the U.S. in 1803.

1903 - The first World Series began in Boston.

Not the Boston Red Sox.

The Boston Pilgrims v. Pittsburgh Pirates...Eventually won by the Pilgrims, who won 5 of 8 games in the best-of-nine series.

1934 - Adolph Hitler expanded the German army and navy, and created an air force, violating the Treaty of Versailles.

Hitler promised he'd do it, and no one took him seriously...Sadly, this reality continued for the next five years, but by then it was too late to reverse his gains.

Sadly, the civilized world continues to make similar mistakes with madmen in our time.

1939 - Winston Churchill said the USSR "is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma":  WWII.

Churchill is the greatest leader of the 20th Century and he had this description perfectly pegged...The Soviets did nothing to prove otherwise with their bizarre actions in the first years of the war - nor during the rest of or after the war.  Including the Russians in our time.

1942 - The German Army ground to a complete halt within the city of Stalingrad:  WWII.

The great German Army was about to get it's first taste of 'Hell on Earth'...Which they'd been giving the rest of Europe for the past three years.

The battle turned into an artillery and sniper's battle, with both sides looking for any breakout possibility.

Needless to say, it was damn cold pretty soon, and the Germans were extremely unprepared for a prolonged battle in the Russian winter. But at least they had the 'Fat Field Marshal' to count on delivering his promise of supplying the Army from the air...Hahahaha!! If you don't get that, you need to visit this site more often.

The offensive phases of Stalingrad were awesome (Germans in the beginning and Soviets in the end), but this period of stagnant-warfare proved to be a slaughter-house for both sides.

Again, I can't stress how much I recommend you read up on the
Battle of Stalingrad.  Simply, the greatest battle in the history of the world.

1949 - Communist Party Chairman Mao Tse-tung raised the first flag of the People's Republic of China during a ceremony in Beijing.

There's no way the Communists should have been able to win this battle, but they did.

Fortunately, China proved to be a different kind of communism than the Soviet system...Unfortunately, it proved to be equally deadly - also much heartier and sustaining.

1961 - Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run.


Forget 'Roids Mac,' 'Roids Sammy,' and 'Roids Bonds.'

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

September 30

1938 - British, French, German and Italian leaders signed the Munich Agreement.

The Euro-pansies decided to appease Hitler, allowing the Nazi butchers to claim Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland.

Later in the day British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain made his great pronouncement: "We, the German Führer and Chancellor, and the British Prime Minister, have had a further meeting today and are agreed in recognizing that the question of Anglo-German relations is of the first importance for our two countries and for Europe.  We regard the agreement signed last night and the Anglo-German Naval Agreement as symbolic of the desire of our two peoples never to go to war with one another again. We are resolved that the method of consultation shall be the method adopted to deal with any other questions that may concern our two countries, and we are determined to continue our efforts to remove possible sources of difference, and thus to contribute to assure the peace of Europe."

And then he had the gall to throw out this bit of self-congratulatory babble: "My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honor. I believe it is peace for our time...Go home and get a nice quiet sleep."

Hahahaha! What a sorry joke...I hope they slept well, though, because a rude awakening was coming in the near future.

As we know, this 'deal' worked out 100% opposite of how Chamberlain predicted - exactly as Churchill predicted...Exactly as many predict will happen if we continue to appease the madmen in our time.  Something our historically-challenged leaders seem not to understand.

By the way, when I say 'madmen' I mean those who are truly nuts and dangerous - not necessarily those who are competitors to U.S. hegemony...It's important to recognize the difference.

430 - Church father St. Jerome died. He was converted at 19 and spent the last half of his life rendering the Scriptures into the contemporary ('vulgar') Latin of his day (hence the 'Latin Vulgate') as well as preparing commentaries on nearly every book of the Bible.

Just an FYI...I found it enlightening.

1927 - Babe Ruth hit his 60th homer of the season breaking his own Major League record.

This record is even more impressive when put in context with the era Ruth played in: The second most home runs hit in the A.L. in 1927 was Lou Gehrig (47), and the third most was Tony Lazzeri (18)...What’s really sick is all three were Yankees.

No wonder that team is often recognized as the greatest ever.

1946 - Verdicts were handed down in the Nuremberg war crimes trial. 22 Nazi leaders were found guilty of war crimes, and 12 sentenced to death by hanging.

A dozen died, but thousands got away with murder...Thankfully, Chamberlain gave the world “peace” in 1938, though.

1949 - The 'Berlin Airlift' ended.

For over a year the U.S. and British flew over the the Soviet blockade, with 277,264 flights, carrying 2,323,738 tons of supplies...The airlift was a show-of-force-without-force, and kept many Germans from being swept up in the Soviet land grab.

You'd think these German SOB's would thank us, but that's asking a lot.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

September 29

1918 - Allied forces scored a decisive breakthrough of the Hindenburg Line:  World War I.

The Allies called this defensive frontier the Hindenburg Line and the Germans called it the Siegfried Line...Regardless of it's name, this extensive defensive position had held the Allies at bay since 1917.

The entry of the Americans proved too much for the Germans to hold the line, however, and this breakthrough proved to break the Germans.

440 - Saint Leo I, the Great, was elected Roman Catholic Pope.

Leo's greatness is defined in one single event: He was the only man who tamed Attila the Hun.

No one knows how he got the Hun to leave Italy, but he did, which established the power of the Church...And as it turned out, the Church was the only entity strong enough to pick up the pieces of European Civilization after the fall of Rome.

1227 - Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II was excommunicated.

Not only was Frederick excommunicated, but Pope Gregory IX also went so far as to call him the anti-Christ.

What was his crime? He challenged the power of the Church.

1879 - The Meeker Massacre: Dissatisfied Ute Indians killed federal agent Nathan Meeker and nine others.

I can't say I blame the Indians...They should have killed every 'White-man' they encountered.

But they didn't, and eventually found themselves annihilated and/or absorbed instead...Such is the cruelty of history.

1916 - On this day, John D. Rockefeller's wealth made him the first American billionaire.

A billion dollars is impressive in any time, but especially when this billion is put in the context of current dollars: $1,000,000,000 in 1916 = over $20,000,000,000 in 2012!

He made much more before he was through.

1923 - Britain began to govern Palestine under a League of Nations mandate.

It's too bad Turkey became so pathetic, because the Ottomans kept this region in check for the better part of four centuries. They may have done it through oppression, but it's undeniable they did a good job of keeping the Bedouin and Islamic radicals under control...The Brits proved much less capable, and the Americans have done even worse than the Brits.

1941 - The Babi Yar Massacre.  Over two days (September 29-30) the Germans killed 33,771 Jewish men, women and children near Kiev:  WWII.

An account of the massacre: "There was no question of being able to dodge or get away. Brutal blows, immediately drawing blood, descended on their heads, backs and shoulders from left and right. The soldiers kept shouting: "Schnell, schnell!" laughing happily, as if they were watching a circus act; they even found ways of delivering harder blows in the more vulnerable places, the ribs, the stomach and the groin...Those who hesitated had their clothes ripped off them by force, and were kicked and struck with knuckledusters or clubs by the Germans, who seemed to be drunk with fury in a sort of sadistic rage." - A. Anatoli

The massacre was horrific, but the result of it was even worse.

This was before the Nazi's perfected the 'gas & burn technique,' and most of these Jews were shot to death...A method which was hard on the psyche of the murderers - even the twisted minds of the psychos in the S.S.

The end result was a more 'efficient' and 'humane' ways of eliminating the 'untermenchen'...More humane for the killers that is.

1943 - Adolf Hitler's book 'Mein Kampf' was published in the United States.

Huh?? Check that date out...The book was published while the U.S. was at war with Germany.

I'm sure the publishers sold it under the guise of the First Amendment and anti-censorship...As our brave soldiers died fighting to save Western Civilization from the lunatic who wrote the book.

1965 - President Lyndon Johnson signed the 'Federal Aid to the Arts Act,' establishing the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, out of which came the National Endowment for the Arts.

What an enormous waste of money! No one needs this garbage, and few Americans ever bother to deal with the arts and humanities.

That said, I have nothing against the legitimate arts (plenty of problems with the degenerate arts, though), but either way this should be a private venture not one paid with taxpayer dollars.

1988 - U.N. peacekeeping forces won the Nobel Peace Prize.

This is great...U.S. troops protect the globe, and get nothing but disdain from the world (and many at home), but the clowns at the U.N. get a prize.

We get what we ask for by participating in the 'Circle Jerk Group,' however.

1999 - Vice President Al Gore abruptly moved his presidential campaign headquarters from Washington to Nashville to get "out of the Beltway and into the heartland."

Buuuullllllllllll Ssssssssssshhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttt!

Al couldn't have cared less about the 'heartland'...He left D.C. because he wanted to get as far away from the ‘stain of Bill Clinton’ as possible.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

September 28

1066 - William, Duke of Normandy, landed at Pevensey, Sussex, and began the Norman conquest of England.

The English were about to get a rude awakening...That said, English history was about to change its path from one of being average to one of being great.

Amazingly, William’s was the last successful invasion of the British Isles. Also, in order to understand the history of Western Europe, you must understand the importance of the 'Norman Invasion.'

The Duchy of Normandy was the most powerful of all the semi-independent French lands in the 11th-12th Centuries. In 1066, William invaded and invested England, but didn’t give up his French holdings in Normandy...Which led to many future problems concerning French and English dynastic successions, because the French couldn’t accept an English monarch ruling any part of France. Nor could either country have the other making claims on its throne.

As a result, the battle over this territory was waged for centuries, and the enmity between the two lasted well into the 19th Century.

48 B.C. - After landing in Egypt, Pompey was murdered on the orders of Ptolemy.

The Egyptians knew they had to kill Pompey. Either that or be overrun and killed themselves by Julius Caesar.

FYI: I hope you know Egypt was ruled by Greeks/Macedonians (Ptolemaic Dynasty) at this time...Please understand the Ancient Egyptians disappeared a long time before this and the modern Arab Muslims were in the future.

1106 - The Battle of Tinchebrai: King Henry of England defeated his brother Robert, reuniting England and Normandy.

See 1066...This was a continuation of the Anglo-Franco-Norman problem created by William the Conqueror.

1781 - The Siege of Yorktown Heights began: American Revolutionary War.

9,000 American troops and a French fleet of 7,000 forces attacked the British in what was the final battle of the Revolutionary War...The War of Independence was almost over, but the battle of founding a new nation was only beginning.

1920 - In baseball's biggest scandal, a grand jury indicted eight players of the Chicago White Sox for throwing the 1919 World Series with the Cincinnati Reds.

"Say it ain't so, Joe! Say it ain't so."

1996 - Asteroid 1991 CS passed closer than five million miles from Earth.

Make no mistake, Earth's days are numbered...The number may be in the billions of years, or maybe in minutes, but there will definitely be an eventual end.

1997 - Swiss voters overwhelmingly endorsed their government's liberal drug policies, including the controversial state distribution of heroin to hardened addicts.

By this same logic, they should hand out guns and knifes to 'hardened' criminals...Bunch of degenerate Euros.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

September 27

1940 - The Tripartite Pact: Germany, Italy and Japan signed a 10-year military and economic agreement strengthening the Axis alliance:  WWII.

The agreement is also known as the 'Three-Power Pact,' and was a direct threat to the stay out of the war, or risk war on two fronts...The Soviets were already in the war, after invading Poland, but it was also a warning to them as well for the same reason - they feared Japan every bit as much as Germany.

"...stand by and co-operate with one another in...their prime purpose to establish and maintain a new order of promote the mutual prosperity and welfare of the peoples assist one another with all political, economic and military means when one of the three contracting powers is attacked."

They tried to sell it as an 'economic pact,' but there was no doubt it was first and foremost a military deal, aimed at global domination.

1009 - The Church of the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem was destroyed by Caliph al-Hakim.

This church is the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion, and was one of the holiest sites in the Christian world...Needless to say, it is one of the many reasons the Crusaders trekked across the globe to reclaim the Holy Land in the Crusades.

1066 - William, Duke of Normandy, with an army of 5,000 men, set sail from France for England to claim the English throne.

Re-read that, and think about how bold it was for William to invade and conquer a nation with 5,000 men...The Normans were tough, but they should have been slaughtered by the English.  Lucky for William, England was anything but united in the coming fight.

1830 - The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek: Choctaw Indians ceded their lands east of the Mississippi River to the U.S.

This treaty was the beginning of the removal and relocation of the American Indians.

Rule #1 of invasions: Don't let the enemy off the beach!!

The failure to recognize this fact doomed the American Indians - as has happened to most ancient civilizations throughout history.

1964 - The Warren Commission issued a report concluding Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in assassinating President Kennedy.

What a gross waste of taxpayer money...Almost as pathetic as the 9/11 Commission.

1990 - The deposed emir of Kuwait delivered an emotional address to the U.N. General Assembly denouncing the "rape, destruction and terror" inflicted upon his country by Iraq.

If American Liberals had their way, Saddam would still be in control of Kuwait.

Never forget, the same morons who complain about the second Gulf War also voted against saving Kuwait in the original Gulf War...Yet for some reason were very quiet about Obama's adventures.

1991 - President GHW Bush announced dramatic unilateral reductions in nuclear arms, including the removal and destruction of sea-based tactical nuclear weapons.

Great...Here's hoping he completely lied on this matter; and his successors followed suit.

We must always stay on the offensive when it comes to weapons development, and never shrink to the whining of our enemies (internal or external). History is filled with 'great nation's' who got "stuck on stupid"...Great nations which no longer exist.

1998 - St. Louis Cardinal Mark McGwire's record-breaking season ended with his 69th and 70th homers.

'Roids' McGwire would do himself a big favor if he came clean...America is a forgiving nation, but can only be lied to so much.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September 26

1414 - The export of gunpowder from England was prohibited.

Every era has seen the hope of banning weapons technology and keeping them in the hands of those who have them...And every era has seen these efforts fail.

War is a constant in the human condition, and the human desire to procure the means of making war are stronger than those to stop war.

The Clausewitz-Pero Corollary
Clausewitz: War is the continuation of Politics by other means."
Pero: Politics is the continuation of War by other means.”

Clausewitz was correct, but he had the ordering wrong.  War came first, and is a natural human instinct...Politics is the civilized method of warfare. Even when it is barely civil.

1371 - The Battle of Maritsa.

Another in the long process of the Turks overwhelming the Balkans, defeating the Serbians.

Had it not been for the Crusaders and the Habsburg Empire, the Ottomans might have overwhelmed all of Europe.

1580 - Sir Francis Drake returned to England with a shipload of loot from the Spanish after the first successful circumnavigation of the globe by an Englishman.

Drake was a great naval commander...And an even greater pirate.

1789 - Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of State; John Jay the first Chief Justice of the United States; Samuel Osgood the first Postmaster-General; and Edmund Jennings Randolph the first Attorney General.

The young nation was evolving, and luckily had many brilliant, fertile minds to choose from.

Thank God the modern-day idiots weren't around back then, or the ‘American Experiment’ would have blown up in the lab.

1913 - The first boat was raised in the locks of the Panama Canal.

The world shrunk with this event...No longer would commerce have to travel to the tip of South America (a terribly dangerous trip, due to weather patterns) to get to and from Europe and Africa to the U.S. West Coast or the Orient.

This event also greatly reduced the importance of the South American countries bypassed due to the Canal crossing (Brazil, Chile, etc.)

1941 - Nazis slaughtered about 34,000 Jews in Kiev:  WWII.

34,000 in 24 hours = 1,400+/hour = 23+/minute.

An impressive day for the 'Master Race Killing Machine'...Especially considering this was before the 'Final Solution' perfected the gassing/oven technique.

1960 - The first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard Nixon and John Kennedy took place.

Kennedy looked and sounded great...Nixon looked like a sweaty corpse, and sounded like Hell.

Needless to say, this event went a long way in JFK getting elected...That and the Mob, of course.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

September 25

1396 - The last great Christian crusade, led jointly by John the Fearless of Nevers and King Sigismund of Hungary, ended in disaster at the hands of Sultan Bajazet I’s Ottoman army at Nicopolis.

The Crusades died a whimpering death, but did perform the vital function of keeping the Muslim Horde tied up in the Middle East and North Africa.

From the 8th-11th Centuries the Muslims swept through much of South and Southwest Asia, and were on the march towards Europe...The Crusaders failed in their goal to reclaim the Holy Land, but succeeded in a much more important (and unintentional) way by saving Central and Western Europe from Islam's ravages.

1066 - The Battle of Stamford Bridge: England's Saxon King Harold defeated an invading Norwegian force.

Harold marched his troops out to defeat the Norwegians...And defeat them he did.

Little did he know, however, there was another invader coming from the south - An invasion led by William, Duke of Normandy...Soon to be known as William the Conqueror.

1513 - Spanish explorer Vasco Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama, becoming the first known European to see the Pacific Ocean.

The westward path to the Orient was discovered, and the link between the Atlantic and the Pacific became an obsession for many for the next 400-years.

FYI: It was the same isthmus Balboa crossed which ultimately served as the mechanism for uniting the two great oceans, with the construction of the Panama Canal.

1555 - The Peace of Augsburg: Lutheranism was recognized in Germany.

This was a peace treaty signed by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the princes of the Shmalkaldic League (the Lutheran Princes).

The treaty was a bitter pill for Charles and the Catholic Church, and a final realization he couldn't keep the forces of Lutheranism at bay...The result was the official recognition of the Lutheran religion in the Empire.

"Cuius regio, eius religio": "He who rules, his religion," or "in the Princes land, the Princes religion."

In other words: The various lands of the Empire would be Catholic or Lutheran as determined by the religion of that land's ruler.

1789 - The first United States Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. Ten of the amendments became the Bill of Rights.

The fact there would be amendments to the new Constitution was known before the great document even had time to dry...It would have never been ratified without this knowledge.

We all know of the first 10 amendments (the Bill of Rights), but I admit I have no idea what the proposed 11th and 12th were???

1818 - The first blood transfusion using human blood (instead of animal blood) was performed in London at Guy's Hospital.

This was a huge advance in medical technology...It's hard to believe any transfusions from animal blood were successful.

1890 - Mormon president Wilford Woodruff issued a manifesto formally renouncing the practice of polygamy.

Make no mistake, the Mormons didn't want to make this concession...They had little choice.

At the time Utah was a semi-autonomous territory within the U.S., but was being faced with a couple of choices, neither of which were palatable to the Mormon populace.

1. End polygamy, and retain a little power as a territory and later a state in the Union.

2. Continue on its path and be annihilated by federal troops.

There was no third option, and the one they chose allowed them to maintain a semblance of autonomy.

1938 - President Franklin Roosevelt urged negotiations between Hitler and Czech President Benes over the Sudetenland.

This turned out well...And the Czechs had no say in the eventual 'negotiations.'

1954 - François Duvalier ('Papa Doc') was elected President of Haiti.

By no means was Papa Doc even close to the 20th Century's Mega-Deka Murderers, but he was a very established democidal nut...Killing around 30,000 on the tiny island of Haiti.

That said, it is quite possible Duvalier was the most bizarre character of the 20th Century (a huge honor considering his peers), and a self-proclaimed Voodoo practitioner...If you like reading about insaniacs, I recommend you check out
Papa and Baby Doc.

1974 - Scientists warned the continued use of aerosol sprays would cause ozone depletion, leading to increased risk of skin cancer and global weather changes.

This was during a time when many scientists were warning of 'Global Cooling'...Check it out:
Newsweek, April 28, 1975.

Bunch of Gloom-n-Dooming idiots.

Guess what? I guarantee the Earth will go through periods of cooling and warming...And will do so with or without man's help.

1993 - Three U.S. soldiers in Somalia were killed when their helicopter was downed by a rocket-propelled grenade.

I'm sure our Commander-in-Chief had great intentions, but what was our military doing in Somalia without a legitimate plan?

Also, why is it Democrat presidents can use the military to do whatever bogus operations they want, but George Bush deposed of one of the world's most dangerous dictators and Liberals went nuts?


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Sunday, September 23, 2018

September 24 (A Double)

1789 - The U.S. Congress passed the First Judiciary Act, providing for an Attorney General and a Supreme Court.

This was one of the first actions taken by the First Congress.

U.S. Constitution: The "judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish."

1862 - President Lincoln issued a proclamation unprecedented in American history, suspending the writ of liberty everywhere in the United States. The suspension applied to Confederate spies or those who aided the rebel cause, interfered with military enlistments, resisted the draft, or were "guilty of any disloyal practice."

Many Liberals have blasted Lincoln for this act, but it was a necessary move during a time of war....Not just any war, but the worst kind - a Civil War!!!

If you look at the order it's obvious it was proper and necessary. Arresting those who were: SPIES, AIDED THE CONFEDERATES, INTERFERED WITH THE MILITARY, DRAFT DODGERS OR DISLOYAL TO THE UNION.

In other words: Traitorous SOB's...Back then they were known as Copperhead Democrats. Today we know them better as Liberal Democrats.  Ok, that's redundant; just Democrats.

1957 - President Dwight Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to protect nine black students entering its newly integrated high school.

Republican or Democrat? Of course it was a Republican president...And yes I will continue to beat this drum.

1970 - The Soviet Luna 16 landed back on earth after completing the first unmanned round trip to the moon.

Very impressive indeed...How about sending a human up though? I didn't think so.

The U.S. could do so any time it set its mind to, but the rest of the globe never has and likely never will.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

September 23

1806 - The Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis from the Pacific Northwest.

This ended the greatest, and most important, adventure in American history!! Yes, it was larger than going to the Moon.

One, the results of the Lewis and Clark expedition have had at least as much of an impact on the U.S. as the lunar trips.

Two, most thought the Moon shots would succeed.  Very few thought Lewis and Clark would make it back.

Again, I recommend you read Undaunted Courage.

1122 - The Concordat of Worms: Pope Callistus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V ended the Investiture Controversy.

They may have officially ended the 'controversy,' but the problem didn’t end with this edict.

The battle between the secular and spiritual leaders of Europe (primarily the Holy Roman Empire and France vs. the Pope) raged for hundreds of years, with the Papacy holding the majority of power till this time...But Europe’s princes and kings were tired of constant infringement of their lands and people, and were in the process of overturning this perceived wrong.

1667 - Slaves in Virginia were banned from obtaining their freedom by converting to Christianity.

There’s no doubt America has some dark moments.  This was one, and it took 200+ years and the death of hundreds of thousands of white Americans for it to be righted.

1779 - American warship ‘Bon Homme Richard’ defeated the HMS Serapis:  American Revolutionary War.

This was a minor battle, but one of great American lore. The British captain called out for Captain John Paul Jones to surrender: Jones’ reply: "I have not yet begun to fight!"...Fight he did, eventually defeating the Serapis.

1805 - Lieutenant Zebulon Pike paid $2,000 to buy from the Sioux a nine square mile tract at the mouth of the Minnesota River, which became Fort Snelling.

Another minor event, but Pike is an interesting fellow...His name is widely known, but most don’t know he was sent West by the Army because the Army leadership couldn’t stand him.

They sent him out to get rid of him, and I’m sure some hoped he’d meet his end at the hands of the Spanish or the Indians.

1932 - Hijaz and Nejd and other districts were merged to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

We’ll all eventually regret the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire in the '
Peace to End All Peace'...The world was much safer with the Middle East dirt-farmers controlled by the Ottomans.

1942 - Auschwitz began experimental gas executions:  WWII.

WoooHoo!! Another great day for the Hitlerian monsters.

1950 - The U.S. Congress adopted the McCarran Internal Security Act, which became law over President Truman's veto. This act called for the registration of the communist-front and communist-action groups. It also called for the internment of suspected subversives with no trials in a national emergency, presumably in concentration camps which providing for registration of communists. It was later ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sounds logical to me, and completely illogical of the SCOTUS, but what else is new?

If we don't quit “get(ting) stuck on stupid,” we’ll someday swing from the rope of freedom we extend to our enemies.

Maybe sooner than anyone can imagine - American Jihadis.

1952 - Republican vice-presidential candidate Richard Nixon went on television to deliver what came to be known as the 'Checkers speech' as he refuted allegations of improper campaign financing.

Nixon came off much better in this debate than he did eight years later against Kennedy...But then again, he looked like a nervous, sweaty, corpse in the 1960 debate.

1957 - President Eisenhower used troops to integrate Central High School, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Lets play another guessing game: Ike was a Democrat president or a Republican president?...Of course he was a Republican.

1987 - Delaware Senator Joseph Biden withdrew from the Democratic presidential race following questions about his use of borrowed quotations and the portrayal of his academic record.

In other words, 'Slow Joe was a plagiarizing POS!!! Yet he was re-elected to the Senate for 18 years and eventually became Vice President of the United States...This tells you as much about Delaware and the U.S. as it does about Joey.

1991 - U.N. weapons inspectors in Baghdad discovered documents detailing Iraq's secret nuclear weapons program.

They had WMD's then, and they did when we invaded in 2003...Heaven knows where Hussein hid them, or who he gave them too, but anyone who truly thinks they just disappeared is a complete moron.

1997 - The U.S. Senate Finance Committee opened hearings into reports of alleged abuses by the Internal Revenue Service.

No way!! I refuse to believe this was (still is) true.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

September 22 (A Special Double)

1951 - Jackie was born.

In my mind, this is one of the great people of all time, though her deeds and accomplishments are known by few...She is a strong, caring, wonderful woman, and one of my personal heroes.

I'm proud to call her MOM!!

1980 – The Iran-Iraq War began when Iraqi troops seized part of Iran in a border dispute.

This war is also called the First Persian Gulf War, and the Iranians call it the Imposed War...It was a brutal eight-year war, with 1-2 million casualties and no clear-cut victor.

The Persians (Iran) and Mesopotamians (Iraq) have been enemies since the dawn of civilization, have been involved in a 1,300-year religious chasm (Sunni vs. Shiite), and after WWII became Cold War pawns.

I hope you remember Saddam was our ‘ally’ during this time. Sometimes situations dictate that nations have strange-bedfellows, and this was one, with Iraq being the lesser of the two evils...Sort of like having Stalin as an ally against Hitler.

1692 - Two men and seven women were executed for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.

These were the last witches hung in the 'Salem Witch hunts'...One of the victims wasn’t actually hanged. Giles Corey, was pressed to death for standing mute while the others were hung.

1792 – The French Republic was proclaimed.

It didn't last long, and it’s principles were a complete bastardization of the American Revolution and republic.

Needless to say, the French are on their 'Fifth Republic' - in less than 250 years.

1862 - President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, proposing to free all slaves of rebel states as of Jan. 1, 1863.

This is one of the most famous declarations in U.S. history, and I encourage you to read the
Emancipation Proclamation...This is the first of two parts of the proclamation, with the second part being made on January 1, 1863 (it's more famous date).

That said, the Proclamation was more of a political tool, than a declaration of fact.

1. The Confederacy controlled the South, where Lincoln’s order carried no weight, and the Union troops were getting whipped around pretty regularly in the region.

2. Lincoln couldn’t and didn’t free a single slave. The 13th Amendment freed the slaves, and the 14th gave them equal protection (in theory).

The importance of the Emancipation Proclamation is it broadened the scope of the Civil War. Lincoln went to war to ‘save the Union,' but like all wars, the situation on the ground set the stage for new war aims and goals.

1911 - Cy Young won his 511th and final game.

Intelligent baseball fans know this is the one baseball record which will never be broken.

Do the math: 25 wins for 20 years = 500 wins...Even the best modern-day pitchers have a hard time winning 20 games per year, and no one’s going to do it for 20+ years.

The next closest to Young is Walter Johnson with 417 wins - no one else has won 400, and it's likely no one will...In the modern-era, Greg Maddox has the most with 355 wins.

Equally unlikely to be broken is Young's record for losses:  316...In history there have been others within reach of this mark, but it's highly unlikely a modern pitcher would be allowed to have a career long enough to get there.

1943 - Kate Smith's 13-hour radio appeal sold $39 million in war bonds.

Back in the good ol’ days when celebrities loved the U.S.A.

1950 - Omar N. Bradley was promoted to the rank of 5-star general.

'Brad' was the last 'General of the Army.'

Here’s hoping we never have another one, because in order to require such a supremely ranked general it will mean we are in another world war...But I’m quite certain this is nothing but wishful thinking.

1961 - President Kennedy signed the 'Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Offenses Control Act.'

What a joke...Per normal, the government simply created a new bureaucracy requiring a lot of money, which did very little.

Look outside your home and try to tell me I’m wrong...I'm pretty sure you'll see plenty of young punks running around. Even in the most affluent neighborhoods.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

September 21

1949 - The People's Republic of China was proclaimed by its Communist leaders.

The West almost fell off its chair, and the global balance of power took a sudden shift...Luckily for the world, the U.S. was so far ahead of everyone else militarily and economically this shift didn’t completely flip the balance of power.  Plus the two main commie countries (the USSR and  China) have never trusted each other, and probably never will - no matter how much they may currently pretend otherwise.

454 - Aetius, Roman Supreme Army Commander, was murdered on the order of Valentinian III, Emperor of the West.

The Empire was on it’s last legs, yet the emperor thought it prudent to kill his best general.

Aetius is often called the “last of the Romans,” and was the only Roman who ever defeated Attila, which is why Valentinian killed him...He feared Aetius overthrowing him as emperor.

1348 - Jews in Zurich Switzerland were accused of poisoning wells.

The belief was Jews were causing the Bubonic Plague through the water supply...Just another case of the long standing European tradition of: 'If in doubt blame the Jews.'

1529 - Turks under Suleiman I laid siege to Vienna.

The Holy Roman Empire and the Habsburgs have often been reviled by historians, but they played a huge roll in keeping the Muslim Horde out of Central and Western Europe...They were attacked repeatedly by the Ottomans, but Vienna never fell, and the Ottomans never got past Eastern Europe.

1780 – Major General Benedict Arnold gave British Major John Andre the plans to West Point: American Revolutionary War.

Arnold was one of America's first great heroes, as the victor at the Battle of Saratoga - the turning-point of the Revolutionary War.

But he was a traitor, indeed, and had his plan succeeded there is some doubt the Revolution could have sustained itself...West Point held the key to the Hudson River Valley (an incredibly important strategic region), and would have split the Continentals in two.

Somehow Arnold felt he could justify his decision, in a letter to George Washington: "love to my country actuates my present conduct, however it may appear inconsistent to the world, who very seldom judge right of any man's actions."

What a crock of crap...It's too bad he escaped to England and avoided a proper execution at the hands of his former troops.

1893 - The first successful American-made, gasoline-operated motor-car appeared on the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts. It was designed and built by Charles and Frank Duryea.

I bet you thought Henry Ford invented the automobile.

Unfortunately our education system doesn’t bother with details...Ford may have perfected the assembly system to mass produce the automobile, but in no way did he invent the car itself.

1904 - Exiled Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph died of a 'broken heart.'

Give me a break! The 'Noble Savages' were nothing more than the modern-day Phrygians, Hittites, Sumerians, Ancient Egyptians, etc...And I never hear anyone cry for these extinct cultures.

Trust me, all of 'our people' and civilizations will eventually disappear to the trash-heap of history...It is the way of the world, it is natural, and it will be a truth for as long as humans are animals - which will be forever.

1941 - The German Army cut off the Crimean Peninsula from the rest of the Soviet Union: WWII.
The War in the East European Theatre was awesome...The longest fronts, bloodiest battles, massive use of tanks and aircraft, horrific suffering and heroism among the civilian population, and an overall battle of annihilation were just some of the factors in the greatest war in the history of the world.

And I hope you understand when I say 'awesome' and 'greatest,' I’m talking about size, scope and importance.

1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Was that a Democrat or a Republican who put the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court? Of course it was a Republican - Reagan.

That said, she wasn't a very good choice...Unless you are a Liberal, that is.

1992 - President GHW Bush addressed the U.N. General Assembly, offering U.S. support to strengthen international peacekeeping.

Bush was at the end of his presidency, and Bubba used this pledge to lead some of the most inept military missions in U.S. history...Somalia and the Balkans in particular.

Luckily, Somalia is of little consequence, and the Russians were too weak after the fall of the Soviet Union to support their Serbian cousins.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

September 20 (A Triple)

480 B.C. – The Battle of Salamis.

One of the most famous naval battles in history, which more or less ended the Persian Wars between the Greeks and Persia.

The Athenians, who dominated the Delian League, won the battle, and after the battles of Marathon and Salamis felt it was their turn to be the Greek hegemon...Unfortunately for the Athenians, the Spartans had other plans and within 40-years the Peloponnesian War began.

I know most don't know it, but the Athenians had a very small window of dominance in Greece...Most of Classical Greek history is dominated by the Spartans. If you didn't know this it's not your fault the Liberal education establishment doesn't teach history as it actually happened. It will be your fault if you refuse to return to these posts on a daily basis, however.

451 - The Battle of Chalons-sur-Marne: A Roman victory over Attila the Hun.

This battle is also known as the Battle of the Catalaunian Fields, or simply the Battle of Chalons...In modern-day France.

Chalons was the one time the Romans (with the help of the Visigoths) got the best of the 'Scourge of God'...But it was the last win of any note for the once proud Romans - not just against Attila.

The non-stop succession of invasions and battles were catching up with Rome, and this victory did little more than force Attila into Italy...Lucky for Rome, Attila had no way of successfully taking on the great city's walls.  So, instead he ravaged the rest of the Italy.

622 - Mohammad's Hegira.

The 'Prophet' completed his migration from Mecca to Yathrib, a city he renamed to Madinat Al-Nabi ("city of the Prophet") or Al Madinah Al Munawara ("the enlightened city" or "the radiant city")...Most know this city by its short form, Medina, which simply means "city."

1519 - Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan set out from Spain on a voyage to find a western passage to the Spice Islands in Indonesia. He was killed en route, but one of his ships eventually circumnavigated the world.

The captain made it about half way around the globe, dying in the Philippines, and only about 1/10th of his fleet completed the journey.

'Going to the Moon' is dangerous work, and expeditions such as this in the 16th Century were nothing short of shooting for the stars.

1806 - Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark passed the French village of La Charette on their return trip, the first white settlement they saw in more than two years.

Speaking of astronauts of their time. The Lewis and Clark Expedition was America’s first great exploration...And it should have failed, but Jefferson picked the perfect captain in Lewis, who picked the perfect co-captain in Clark.

I highly recommend you read:
Undaunted Courage. Of all Stephen Ambrose’s brilliant books, this is the one I recommend most, even though his specialty is WWII.

1862 - Prussian minister Otto von Bismarck stated Germany needed "Blood and Iron."

Over the next 80+ years the Germans did just as Bismark said: Producing much 'iron' and even more 'blood'...Europe should have known better than to allow the awakening of the Goth in the Germans, and paid dearly for not stomping on them when they had a chance.

1870 - Italian troops took control of the Papal States, leading to the unification of Italy.

The secular power of the Pope had been fading for years, and truth be told this was a good thing for the Catholic Church...It allowed the Church to look inward, and focus on its true path, instead of being a power-hungry, political whore.

1962 - Black student James Meredith was blocked from enrolling at the University of Mississippi by Governor Ross R. Barnett.

Multiple choice question: Was Governor 'Racist' Ross Barnett a Republican or a Democrat?? Of course he was a Democrat.

1963 - In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Kennedy proposed a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition to the moon.

Thankfully the Ruskies declined the offer.

1973 - In the so-called 'Battle of the Sexes,' tennis star Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in straight sets.

What a joke...Riggs was old and decrepit.  But reality wasn't the goal - propaganda was.

1984 - A suicide car bomber attacked the U.S. embassy annex in northern Beirut, killing twelve.

I thought Democrats have been saying the Islamists didn’t start hating the U.S. until George Bush took office? Hmmm!

1990 - Demanding equal time, Iraq asked U.S. TV networks to broadcast a message by President Saddam Hussein in response to President Bush's videotaped address to the Iraqi people.

Saddam knew what a bunch of jokers he was dealing with...Bunch of duplicitous SOB’s.

1996 - President Bill Clinton announced the signing of a bill outlawing homosexual marriages, but said it should not be used as an excuse for discrimination, violence or intimidation against gays and lesbians. (The actual signing came a little after midnight.)

Clinton signed the 'Defense of Marriage Act' (DOMA), making it the law of the land...And he was right in his comment.

But the GLBTTBNPR? crowd continued to fight the fight, and shopped the issue from one Liberal judge to the next, until they got their way with the SCOTUS.

Time will tell how this social experiment turns out.

1998 - After 2,632 consecutive games, Cal Ripken of the Baltimore Orioles sat out a game against the New York Yankees, ending a 16-year run.

Cal is one of my favorite players, but he should have stopped at 2,130 and tied Gehrig...'The Streak' was great because it was Gehrig’s, and Ripken would have stood taller had he stood next to the Iron Horse than he does being on top of him.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

September 19

1777 - The First Battle of Saratoga: American Revolutionary War.

Saratoga was a series of battles, which lasted from September 19 to October 17, and is considered by many to be the great turning point in the Revolutionary War.

It was also one of its most decisive battles. Of British General Burgoyne's 10,000 troops, the Americans killed or captured around 7,600...The American force lost less than 900.

1356 - The Battle of Poitiers: An English army led by the 'Black Prince' defeated King John II of France at the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years War.

This was one of the three great English victories in the 100 Years War, but wasn't enough to finish the French off.

FYI: I hope you know the 100 Year's War wasn't really 100-years, but was 116-years long: 1337-1453.

1737 - In India’s Bay of Bengal a cyclone destroyed 20,000 ships. It was estimated more than 300,000 people died in the densely populated area called the Sundarbans. Later research indicated the population of Calcutta at the time to be around 20,000, and the estimated number of deaths was revised down to about 3,000.

1. That’s a huge revision of the death toll, from 300,000 to about 3,000...Dan Rather must have been reporting the story.

2. From 1737 to today, Calcutta went from being a city of 'around 20,000' people to over 4,500,000...That's truly amazing.

What I really want to know is how did such a massive cyclone occur before the advent of Man-Made Global Warming?  Hmmmmmmm????

1863 - The Battle of Chickamauga began (ended September 20): American Civil War.

Chickamauga was the worst Union defeat in the Western Theatre of the Civil War, and one of the few battles in the war where the Confederates outnumbered the Union force...The Confederates also had superior leadership in this battle, which was normal during this time of the war.

Technically, Bragg and Longstreet were the commanding generals for the Confederates, but it was Nathan Bedford Forrest who stole the show...I highly recommend you
read about this man, who was one of the most brilliant Confederate field commanders, and also the most despised - by both sides.

Thankfully, the Confederates hated him so much they never properly used him against the Union.

1870 - Germans laid siege to Paris, as two Prussian armies began a 135-day siege, which caused the collapse of the French Second Empire:  Franco-Prussian War.

The Prussians were flexing their muscle, and beginning a 75-year pattern of Germans kicking the French around...The still do it by the way.  They just use Euros as their weaponry, instead of bullets and bombs.

1918 - American troops of the Allied North Russia Expeditionary Force clashed with Soviet forces near town of Seltso.

How many of you knew the U.S. sent troops to fight in the Russian Civil War? I’m sure not many...Go here for a short read about the
American Polar Bears.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

September 18

1850 - The U.S. Congress passed the second Fugitive Slave Bill, requiring the return of escaped slaves to their owners.

There were few Northerners willing to follow this law, and the South knew it...As a result the Fugitive Slave Act was simply another road to war.

Unfortunately, there's no way slavery would have ever ended through the law. It had to happen through war, because most of the economy of the South was based on slavery.

So much for the idiots who claim: "War is never the answer"...The reality is war is often the ONLY ANSWER!!!

1851 - The New York Times, founded by Henry Jarvis Raymond, was published for the first time. It was sold for two cents an issue.

There was a time when the 'Old Grey Lady' was the "paper of record," and supplied "all the news that's fit to print"...Unfortunately, those days are long gone, and the Times has become little more than a Leftist-rag.

1914 - General Paul von Hindenburg was named Commander in Chief of the German Armies on the Eastern Front:  WWI.

Hindenburg was a brilliant general, but he is much more famous for dying...As president of the German nation, he was the only one strong enough to keep Hitler from running amok. His death opened the door to Hell for the German people - and the world.

1922 - Adolph Hitler commented regarding the state of Germany after WWI: "It cannot be that two million Germans should have fallen in vain...No, we do not pardon, we demand - VENGEANCE!!"

"Vengeance" is exactly what the world got for disregarding the demonic tones of the 'Austrian corporal'...Sadly, the world continues to disregard such statements from its modern-day madmen.

1947 -The National Security Act was passed: It unified the Army, Navy, and Air Force, and made the U.S. Air Force a separate branch of the military.

WWII showed the flaws of having competing services, and also proved the Air Force needed to be independent of the Army...Unfortunately, the service rivalries haven't ended, but the force structure is much more flexible and effective than it ever could have been before this act.

1996 - The O.J. Simpson civil trial opened in Santa Monica, California.

This event is the biggest farce of my lifetime...I still don't know how it garnered such an enormous media following, or how the 'Juice' got away with murder.

2004 - The U.N. atomic watchdog agency demanded Iran suspend all uranium enrichment activities and set a November timetable for compliance.

U.N. watchdog agency [of any kind]? What a colossal joke.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018



1776 - Along the western coast of North America, a party of 247 Spanish colonists consecrated their newly-founded mission known as San Francisco.

These 247 people would be in absolute horror to see the filth, perversity and degeneracy which has taken over their city.

1787 - The United States Constitution was signed by a majority of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention.

Happy Constitution Day!!!

It's important to remember the three 'battles' which created and sealed our great country.

- The Declaration of Independence was the striking announcement of our intention to liberate from the Brits, and our aspiration to be a 'different' kind of nation.
The Constitution was the rule book for our existence.
The Civil War cemented our union.

All three were necessary to the creation and permanence of the United States of America...All three will either be honored in the present and future or their goals and successes will be lost forever - a reality which is always just one generation away from breaking us all.

1778 - The first treaty between the United States and Indian tribes was signed at Fort Pitt.

Treaties are nice, but they are always temporary...And each one the U.S. signed with the Indians was meant as a means of buying peace, while preparing the next conquest.

Such is the history of the world. Those who don’t believe this are simply ignorant to the brutal reality of history.

1796 - President George Washington delivered his 'Farewell Address' to Congress before concluding his second term in office, setting the stage for the nation's first two-party presidential campaign.

The importance of the 'Indispensable Man' is impossible to put a calculus on.

The Revolution would have likely failed without him and the Republic would never have survived it’s early years without his leadership...Read Washington’s Farewell Address.

1862 - The Battle of Antietam: U.S. Civil War.

The Battle of Antietam was the first major battle in the American Civil War...It is still the bloodiest day in U.S. history.

There were well over 23,000 casualties in the battle, with no clear cut winner, which made it a strategic victory for the Union because it could afford to absorb such huge losses...Unfortunately, that eventual victory was years away.

1902 - U.S. troops were sent to Panama to keep train-lines open over the isthmus as Panamanian nationals struggled for independence from Colombia.

Make no mistake, President Roosevelt didn't do this to help the Panamanians, it was to keep the proposed Canal Project alive - and to make sure the U.S. controlled it...Perfectly good reasons, and one of the many reasons TR is still one of our greatest foreign policy president ever.

1920 - The American Professional Football Association (a precursor of the NFL) was formed in Canton, Ohio.

Baseball is America’s pastime, but football is it’s favorite sport.

1939 - The Soviet Union invaded Poland:  WWII.

The Soviet ‘double-cross’ was on, and Poland was soon swallowed up in the West by Germany and the East by the Ruskies -just like in the Partitions.

The Jews have been the most abused single ethnic group in European history, but there are few other people who’ve suffered as much as the Poles, who had the unfortunate fate of landing between the Russian and German beasts.

Who know’s what Uncle Joe’s intentions were, but helping the Germans bought him space and time...Within two years the Nazi’s were marching through Poland to the Soviet Union and the extra distance and time saved the Soviets.

That said, the entire Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was reason enough for the Allies to turn their backs on the Soviets and let them hammer it out with the Germans from 1941-43, while the U.S. and Brits hit at the 'Soft underbelly of the German Empire.'

1942 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met with Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin in Moscow as the German Army rammed into Stalingrad:  WWII.

Stalin bitched and cried about the lack of an Allied offensive on the continental mainland, but Churchill insisted on the 'underbelly' strategy...And pretty much gave Stalin the middle-finger.

See the 1939 event...The Soviets got what they deserved.

1944 - British airborne troops parachuted into Holland to capture the Arnhem Bridge as part of Operation Market-Garden. The plan called for the airborne troops to be relieved by British troops, but they were left stranded and eventually surrendered to the Germans:  WWII.

Field Marshal Montgomery was a pansy, and this operation bore the fruit of his pathetic nature...It went SOUR.


It's my blog, and as such I determine the greatness of the days and events...On this greatest of days, this is the greatest event to me personally - the most important day of my life.  A life for which I am forever grateful to so many for making a wonderful one.

1978 - After meeting at Camp David, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat signed a framework for a peace treaty.

In an administration of constant bungling, this was Carter’s one and only achievement, which was really set up and brokered by the Nixon/Ford Administration...But we can’t take Jimmy’s only highlight away from him.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

September 16

335 B.C. - Alexander the Great destroyed every building in Thebes, Egypt, except the temples and the house of the poet Pindar.

Alexander did the world a disservice with this event, but the Greeks/Macedonians were semi-barbaric and brutal...Then again, so are many modern people.

It’s terribly unfortunate much of the ancient world has been destroyed or put to flame, because the puzzle we have left of the ancients is tough to piece together, and much of it has been propagandized by the 'winners.'

1620 - The Mayflower set sail from Southampton, England.

There were other people on the North American continent, but this ship carried the first 'Americans.'

It's important to note, the term 'American' describes an attitude and sense of freedom much more than it describes a people or a region...Which is why even people who hate America would like to become 'Americans.'

1630 - The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.

The original Bostonians would be sick to see the insane, God-hating, Liberal pukes who now reside in their once-great village.

1782 - The Great Seal of the United States was used for first time.

The Great Seal tells a great story, and portrays America in it’s full glory, as it is and should always be…Click on the links below to read about the meaning of each item.

Obverse: On the breast of the
American bald eagle is a shield with thirteen vertical white and red stripes beneath a blue chief. In the eagle's right talon is an olive branch, and in his left a bundle of thirteen arrows. In his beak is a scroll inscribed with the motto E Pluribus Unum.

Over the head of the eagle, a golden
glory is breaking through a cloud and surrounding a constellation of thirteen stars on an azure field.

Reverse: In the zenith of an
unfinished pyramid is an eye in a triangle surrounded with a golden glory. Over the eye are the words Annuit Coeptis. On the base of the pyramid are the numerical letters MDCCLXXVI, and underneath, the motto Novus Ordo Seclorum.

Great Seal of the U.S. Homepage.

1893 - More than 100,000 homesteaders rushed to claim shares of a six-million acre strip between Oklahoma and Kansas opened up by the U.S. government.

The 'Boomers' were off to settle a new and better life...The 'Sooners' already had their plots.

1974 - President Ford offered conditional amnesty to Vietnam draft evaders. He said they could come home if they performed up to two years of public service.

1. This offer was far too generous, and they should have either went to jail or not been allowed to come home at all.

2. Carter eliminated the 'two years of public service,' and the Liberal scumbags in the country turned the evaders into celebrities...Hell, one even managed to be elected president:  Bill Clinton.

1997 - Attorney General Janet Reno named Charles La Bella the Justice Department's new lead prosecutor in the campaign fund-raising investigation.

Hahahaha!! I hope you find this as funny as I do...Especially considering Reno's boss was one of the most corrupt 'fund-raisers' ever:  Bill Clinton.

2005 - A 3-day U.N. summit, billed as the largest gathering of world leaders in history, ended and achieved far less than Secretary-General Kofi Annan had hoped.

What a joke! I would have assumed nothing of worth would have gotten done. The fact they got less than hoped for must mean they didn't even get started.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

September 15

1940 - During the Battle of Britain, the tide turned when the Luftwaffe sustained heavy losses inflicted by the Royal Air Force:  WWII.

It's hard to believe Hitler didn't fire the ‘Fat Field Marshal’ for this disaster - or follow the normal Nazi practice of killing him...Thankfully, Hitler not only let him live, but Goering continued in his position as C-in-C of the Luftwaffe through the end of the war.

Of all Hitler’s Henchmen none were quite as pathetic and incompetent as Goering, who had a large role in Germany’s three worst debacles of the war: The Dunkirk Escape, the Battle of Britain and the Battle of Stalingrad...Goering was given the honor of staring in all three, and in each case he failed epically.

1916 - Military tanks were first sent into action as part of the Allied offensive at the Battle of the Somme:  WWI.

Trench warfare was the routine method of battle in WWI, but the advent and use of tanks and planes put an end to this useless tactic in all future wars.

1917 - Russia was proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky, head of the provisional government.

Who knows how Russian history would have been if the Mensheviks kept the Bolsheviks out of power...It would have likely been a different kind of Communism, but the end result likely would have been similar: The destruction of the human spirit.

1935 - The Nuremberg Laws deprived German Jews of their citizenship and made the swastika the official symbol of Nazi Germany.

Less than two years in charge and Hitler was already following through with his promises...Had the rest of the world taken him serious from the start, they could have averted disaster.

Instead the rest of the world shoved their heads further up their asses, and hoped for the best.

1937 - British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain flew to Germany to discuss the future of Czechoslovakia with Adolf Hitler.

Chamberlain was the #1 'head shover,' but at least he was about to provide “peace in our time"...Great.

1942 - Armies of Nazi Germany began their siege of the Russian city of Stalingrad:  WWII.

Speaking of Stalingrad (see above)...Open fighting ended in the battle, and the Germans were on the siege offensive from here till the Soviet breakout.

This is where Goering came into play. He promised Hitler he’d be able to supply the German troops from the sky, since there was no way the Wehrmacht could keep such an impossible logistics train...Goering was wrong, again, and instead of becoming a great victory, Stalingrad became a kessel (cauldron) for Field Marshall von Paulus and his 800,000 man 6th Army.

1994 - In a terse ultimatum from the Oval Office, President Bill Clinton told Haiti's military leaders: "Your time is up. Leave now or we will force you from power."

Check out Bubba threatening that great power - Haiti.

Question: How did Haiti threaten the U.S.? This is the question Liberals ask when Republican presidents use the military.

Oh, I forgot: Military operations with (D) behind them = Good...Military operations with (R) behind them = Bad.

1995 - The U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women approved a wide-ranging platform on women's rights, including the promotion of inheritance rights and the condemnation of wartime rape.

Wow! The U.N. had the brilliance to 'condemn' wartime rape....Such genius coming out of the ‘Circle Jerk Group’ is truly awe-inspiring.

So, what have they been doing to actually protect women since this time? Nada!!

1997 - Vice President Al Gore and Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman reported over 30 million Americans (1 in 7) were suffering from hunger.

What a crock of crap.

Look around you. Look anywhere in this country...There are surely some people who are ‘hungry,’ but there is no way it is anywhere near 14% of Americans. This was just a boldfaced lie.

It’s even more laughable when you combine this 'report' with those coming out stating over 20% of the population is ‘obese'...Bunch of jokers. If they ever lose their jobs, they should go looking for work at the U.N. where they love this kind of garbage.

2005 - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran is willing to provide nuclear technology to other Muslim states. Hours later, European nations renewed an offer of economic incentives if the Mideast nation would halt its uranium enrichment.

Let me get this straight, Iran acts poorly and the West offers to give it money? Sadly, that sounds about right.

2005 - North Korea said it wouldn't give up its nuclear weapons without receiving a reactor for generating power, stalling six-nation talks on Pyongyang's atomic programs.

It works for Iran, so why shouldn't North Korea give it a shot as well?

And now they are testing hydrogen bombs and ICBMs...Nice!!

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

September 14

1829 - The Peace of Adrianople: Ended the Russo-Turkish War.

The Ottoman Empire was on its death-bed and was forced to give much to the Russians.  Including:  access to the mouth of the Danube and additional territory on the Black Sea, opened the Dardanelles to all commercial vessels, granted autonomy to Serbia, promised autonomy for Greece, and allowed Russia to occupy Moldavia and Walachia until Turkey paid a large indemnity.

Needless to say, the Ottomans were falling apart, and the Russian Empire was growing in every direction...And the rest of Europe was getting very nervous about both facts.

1812 - Napoleon’s invasion of Russia reached its climax when the Grande Armee entered Moscow.

Napoleon thought he had a great victory, but entered the city only to find the enemy capital deserted and burning - set afire by the few Russians who remained...It burned until September 19 and much of it was destroyed.

The Russians went into a slash and burn defensive mode, and planned on forcing Napoleon to spend the winter in Russia, without food, winter clothing or shelter - and to the ravages of disease...Which were the eventual reasons for the Grande Armee’s downfall.

Napoleon's invasion was just one of many instances of Russian 'strategic depth' and willingness to suffer...Two of the many reasons such a backward nation has been able to keep its independence from its much more prosperous and advanced Western peer-powers.

1901 - President McKinley died in Buffalo, New York, of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him as President.

It's a terrible event anytime a president is assassinated...Luckily, the U.S. had the right man, in the right place, at the right time in Teddy Roosevelt.

1930 - The National Socialist (Nazi) Party won a stunning election triumph, becoming the second largest party in the Reichstag (parliament).

Again, it’s important to note the Nazi’s were elected to power...Sure they used force during these elections (as did every party involved), but for the most part they were put in power by the German people.

1940 - Congress passed the Selective Service Act, providing for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history.

Yet FDR had no intent of the U.S. entering WWII, or knowledge of a pending attack...Uh, huh!

1950 - On the heels of the landing at Inchon, the U.S. Eight Army and South Korean allies broke out of the Pusan Perimeter:  Korean War.

Inchon was General MacArthur’s masterpiece - his most brilliant tactical battle...There were few in the military who thought he could pull off the landing, and President Truman only gave him the go because he was afraid of the public relations nightmare of taking the general on.

MacArthur was one of the most brilliant military minds in American history, and is one of my five favorite American characters to read about, but it’s too bad he made the mistake of challenging Truman at every step in the Korean War...It was a mistake which cost him his job - deservedly.

1959 - The Soviet space probe 'Luna Two' became the first man-made object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar surface.

The Soviets were the first to successfully launch a rocket at the Moon, but never put a human there.

1960 - Representatives of oil-producing countries finished a meeting in Baghdad which led to the formation of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Congratulations to them...They will only dominate the market as long as U.S. politicians (pushed by insane EnvironMentalists) and Russian incompetence allow them to.

1983 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted, 416-0, in favor of a resolution condemning the Soviet Union for shooting down a Korean jetliner on Sept. 1, calling it a "cold-blooded, barbarous attack."

Whoa, whoa, whoa!! I can’t believe there wasn’t at least one Democrat to vote against this resolution...There were no Rep. Barbara Lee’s around???

1986 - President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, appeared together on radio and television to appeal for a ''national crusade'' against drug abuse.

If we really wanted to stop 'drug abuse' we’d shut the damn southern border.

But then again that would be an answer to other 'if we really wanted to stop it' issues...You know, things like Illegal Immigration, terrorism, destruction of our health care and education systems, etc.

Unfortunately, we’ve never gotten completely serious about any of these problems.

1998 - President Bill Clinton, struggling to regain his footing from the Monica Lewinsky scandal, pledged during a speech in New York to work with America's allies to deal with the "biggest financial challenge facing the world in a half-century."

Re-read that, and skip the BlewClinsky BS.

Bill was talking about the upcoming financial problem...The one which lead to the 2000 and 2008 recessions. The same ones he and his cronies blame on Bush, even though they knew it was coming long before Bush was elected.

Bunch of duplicitous SOB's.

2005 - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan appealed to world leaders marking the 60th anniversary of the United Nations to help restore confidence in the world body. He also said that U.N. members had failed to achieve the profound reform the global organization needed on its 60th anniversary.

Hard to restore confidence in what has always been a failed group...The sooner this entity joins the League of Nations in the dustbin of history the better.

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