The US has become mostly bluster. Uncle Sam is long in the tooth. Its misuse of the country’s treasure on bread and circuses has aged it prematurely. Simon Black likens the US to the aging Muhammed Ali when he took on the younger Larry Holmes. It wasn’t pretty then and what the US is going through won’t be pretty either. [...]
Global warming (or the safer “climate change”) is viewed by some as the greatest threat to mankind. It is not known whether Babe Ruth lost sleep over global warming, but it was a concern back in his day. From the Washington Post: The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding [...]
This video contains some amazing photographs for those interested in history or photography. H/T to Reader Glenn for sending this.
Children don’t learn history these days, at least not the way it happened. Government schools “cleanse” what is taught to fit the meme they want believed by the masses. That is a very dangerous thing, although not the topic of this post. To re-live or re-learn the history associated with World War II, the photos contained at this site are [...]
The article on Peasants With Pitchforks was picked up at The Burning Platform. Jim Quinn’s readers provided quite a bit of history in their comments for those interested in learning more about the Bonus March which was depicted in the video. Just click on the above to get to the comments. Or, click here to view the original post with [...]
What if we were on a death march and didn’t know it? That is the condition for most death marches. Milestones on a death march are rarely noticed or considered important at the time. Mostly that is because the ultimate destination is not suspected by those involved. Did the Romans know what was happening to them? Were they aware of [...]
The Platters were a great group back in the fifties and sixties. One of my favorites was The Great Pretender which appeared in 1958. Big question: How did the Platters know this guy was coming back then?
Today marks the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Barack Obama will not appear on site to spread his BS about. That is a good thing. Here is an article that puts the event, Obama and some of his predecessors in perspective: Before taking office, President Obama organized communities. President Eisenhower organized the defeat of tyranny. Fifty years ago, the [...]
A friend sent this via email. I assume the statistics are correct. Some of them do startle! This is really interesting. Some statistics from 1910 for your information. 1910 Ford Make sure you read all the statistics under the photo. This has only been 103 years ago…Amazing!!! Show this to your friends, children and/or grandchildren! The year is 1910, over [...]
I have not verified this email about Louis Armstrong received from a friend. If it is not true, it should be. It is what human nature should be and, perhaps more frequently than now, used to be. Grandson of slaves, a boy was born in a poor neighborhood of New Orleans, known as the “Back of Town”. His father abandoned [...]
To see a very interesting collection of maps which puts the world into perspectives you have never thought about, see here.
Tom Lester presents a book review of Amity Shlaes Coolidge: Coolidge by Amity Shlaes Remembering my school room studies of American history, Calvin Coolidge’s presidency garnered a sparse paragraph. I do recall “Silent Cal” and that Coolidge came into office when President Warren Harding died unexpectedly. Compare that with Shlaes’ volumonous 456 page biography with another 109 pages of acknowledgements, note [...]