Friday, March 08, 2019

March 9 (A Double)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1918 - The Russian Bolshevik Party became the Communist Party.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What a joke!!

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