How are the American left different from the Taliban?

Remember how horrible, how awful it was when the Taliban, then in control of Afghanistan, destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan? After 1,700 years, Buddhas fall to Taliban dynamite By Ahmed Rashid in Islamabad | 12:00AM GMT 12 Mar 2001 The world’s two largest standing Buddhas – one of them 165ft high – were blown up …

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October 14, 1066: The Battle of Hastings

On this date, 948 years ago, a battle was fought which has shaped the history of Great Britain, and eventually the United States, ever since. William the Conqueror, of Normandy, defeated the Anglo-Saxon forces of King Harold II Gowdinson, setting up the Norman dynasty and the transformation of our mother country into something which would …

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Comment rescue: Jason Scott on the Delaware Liberal

Jason Scott, the primary host of the Delaware Liberal, was claiming that The US Middle Class hasn’t gotten a raise during Tom Carper’s tenure in Congress, not that Senator Carper could have done anything about it. In a comment, Mr Scott wrote: After all these years that realization just hit me as I was writing …

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The Real Hundred Years War, and It’s Still Raging

I came across this the other day and found it very interesting. I did send it to my “well into history” Brother and he said it was fairly factual. But this month 100 years ago the War to end all Wars, or The Great War started. Although a hideous and punative end Treaty to the …

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Wisconsin Democrat Prosecutors Not Having Fun

HT Hogewash Wisconsin, known as “The birthplace of Progressivism” (view with a grain of salt), had recall elections that didn’t work out so well for Democrats after Governor Walker and the Republicans passed sweeping reforms that severely cut into the slush money Public Employee Unions (and their off-shoots) got out of their subjects — reforms …

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Monuments Men

We saw The Monuments Men today. It was an interesting movie since it was a condensed version because hundreds of troops were involved in this WW2 adventure in real life, and maybe eight were shown as the main characters. It was interesting to see Bill Murray back in uniform after his last time it was …

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The POLAR VORTEX – Panic In The Streets (Oh, It’s Winter)

For a few days now there has been panic in the Streets over, wait, it’s coming, Oh IT’S WINTER. We are being warned about this MONSTER from THE NORTH POLE, the DREADED POLAR VORTEX. Guess what, it’s to Winter what Hurricanes are to Summer. In Momma Nature’s normal fashion, called weather, the world does get …

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226 Years Ago Jefferson Wrote This

After the end of the Revolutionary War, and before the adoption of the Constitution Thomas Jefferson wrote this to a friend. “God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance …

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