Posts Categorized: History

President Obama Pardons Turkey for Shooting Down Russian Fighter Jet

President Obama Pardons Turkey for Shooting Down Russian Fighter Jet

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Oh, wait….wrong Turkey. Nothing quite like seeing a lame duck president pardoning the national turkey (can you tell which one’s which?). Actually, I think our comedian-in-chief is pretty good in this role. Nor did I mind his jab at GOP presidential candidates (I think some of them are turkeys). It was done in lighthearted jest…. Read more »


Fitting In

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Frenchy, Knarley and Barbwire Johnny were guiding hunters on the Muskwa River for Elk and Grizzly. They had some decent guys to guide. The hunters had done a lot of hunting and were not complainers. This was important to guys who often worked in the dark, before the day’s hunt and after the hunt. The… Read more »

Kanye West's Finest Moment in American History

Kanye West’s Finest Moment in American History

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In honor of celebrating the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and to further perpetuate and promote the current Black Lives Matter Movement, Maxwell Strachan of HuffPo reflects upon the romanticized remembrance of Kanye’s finest hour, 10 years ago (in a piece entitled “The Definitive History Of ‘George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People’. September 2, 2005:… Read more »

70 years ago....and yesterday

70 years ago….and yesterday

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The single most destructive bombing of WWII wasn’t Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but the firebombing raids of Dresden in February of 1945, with upwards of 135,000 men, women, and children slain. In wars between nations, the deaths of civilians is historically all-too common; and the norm, not the exception. Yet it’s the horrors of the dropping… Read more »

Cultural Purging

Cultural Purging

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Please stop: The Connecticut Democratic Party quietly voted Wednesday night to remove references to iconic former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from the name of its annual fundraising dinner due to their links to slavery and the mistreatment of Native Americans. “Let’s work together to show the rest of the state exactly what it… Read more »

A weary soldier of the Bosnian Army Fifth Corps' elite 502 "Tigers" brigade rests against a wall before heading home October 14 after his unit captured a strategic town from separtist Serb forces in the latest government offensie. Bosnian and Croatian forces took swathes of territory and secured a road leading from the northwest Bihac area to mountains near Sarajevo in central Bosnia

20 Years On – The Deception of Srebrenica Is Still Advancing Islamic Jihad (Guest Post)

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  Saturday July 11th 2015 marked the twentieth anniversary of the massacre of Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs in the town of Srebrenica.  The opportunity to indulge in an orgy of Serb-bashing by opportunist, self-serving politicians and the duplicitous media was simply too good to miss.  They were all-too-keen to continue propagating one of the… Read more »

carter and flag

Exactly when did the Confederate flag become a racist symbol?

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  What day was it? What year? I can’t help wondering, especially as the old hag from Northern California worth $100 million who employs non-union illegal aliens for her Napa winery has tried to “ambush” the GOP with a resolution pushing the removal of the Mississippi state flag from the Capitol. So when did it… Read more »

A Prince of the Steppe

Imperialism, Colonialism, and Slavery

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While researching material for a historical novel about a Cossack family of the Ukraine and Crimea, I found a remarkable amount of provocative and fascinating material. For instance, the Ukraine and Crimea has been both a fulcrum point and thoroughfare throughout history, but one of the most intriguing aspects of this region is that the… Read more »