Latest Articles: Historical
States’ Rights, Then And Now.
Post Date: 2010-07-13 09:58:59 by Skip MacLure
Yesterday, my article purposely skirted the issue of states rights. John Brown would have been executed, whether he assaulted the Springfield Armory or not. In his missionary zeal for his abolitionist cause, he murdered five pro-slavery settlers at Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas on May 26, 1856. The States Rights issue was never a simple one, and the America of the 1850s was being torn apart by the slavery issue. The pro-slavery south was determined that the abolitionist north not bring free states into the union. Thats a vast oversimplification but, in essence, the antebellum south was dependent on slave labor to maintain its agrarian economy which ...
The Battle Hymn Of The Republic.
Post Date: 2010-07-12 14:06:25 by Skip MacLure
First published as an abolitionist (anti-slavery) hymn in The Atlantic Monthly in February of 1862. Lyrics written by Julia Ward Howe in November 1861. The tune was adapted from a popular Union marching song which went in part, We will hang John Browns body from a sour apple tree. John Brown was an ardent abolitionist who advocated a slave rebellion in the south. Brown, along with eighteen others, attacked and captured the Federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. The arsenal was held by Brown for two days, before being recaptured by US Marines under the command of Captain Robert E. Lee, soon to command the Army of Northern Virginia for the Confederacy. Brown was ...
Ahmadinejad Questions 'Fairy Tale' Holocaust, Denies Being Anti-Semite
Post Date: 2010-07-10 20:12:36 by Brian S
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad questioned the historic dimensions of the Holocaust but rejected the label of an anti-Semite, the Fars news agency reported Friday. "The West made a claim - about the Holocaust - and urges all the people in the world to accept it or otherwise go to prison," Ahmadinejad told a group of Islamic scholars Thursday in Nigeria, where he attended a summit of the Developing Eight, a group of countries with large Muslim populations. "The West allows everybody to question prophets and even God but not to pose a simple question and open the black box of a historic event," he charged. Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking ...
Presidential Scholars: Bush Is The Worst President Of The Modern Era, Bottom Five Of All Time [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2010-07-01 12:49:51 by Brian S
Since 1982, the Siena Research Institute has polled presidential scholars on whom they view to be best and worst presidents in American history, based on a variety of issues from integrity to economic stewardship. This years poll of 238 scholars found that President Franklin Roosevelt was once again ranked on top, joined by Presidents Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, and Teddy Roosevelt to complete the top five. However, President George W. Bush did not fare well since the last poll was conducted in 2002. He dropped 16 places to 39th, making him the worst president since Warren Harding died in office in 1923, and one of the bottom five of all time, according to the experts: ...
FDR Rated Best President In Survey Of 238 Scholars
Post Date: 2010-07-01 11:57:53 by Brian S
(07-01) 06:54 PDT Loudonville, N.Y. (AP) -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt is being ranked the top president in U.S. history by 238 scholars surveyed by Siena College. Roosevelt has topped each of the five presidential scholar surveys conducted by the Albany, N.Y.-area college since 1982. Theodore Roosevelt came in at No. 2 in the survey released Thursday, followed by Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Scholars ranked the 43 presidents on attributes such as integrity, intelligence, leadership and communication, as well as their accomplishments. Lincoln's beleaguered successor, Andrew Johnson, was rated the worst president.
US And 14 Other European Countries Gave Saddam Chemical Arms [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2010-06-30 12:24:54 by Brian S
Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA.ir), Official documents point the finger at the US and 14 other European countries for equipping former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein with chemical weapons, says a top Iranian official. Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeid Jalili said those weapons were used by the former Baghdad regime, including in the 1987 gas attack on the northwestern Iranian city of Sardasht and in another chemical strike on the northern Iraqi city of Halabcha in 1988. He said as long as the prime suspects in those attacks as well as in the crimes committed in Vietnam are permanent members of the UN Security Council, there is a possibility that such crimes may ...
New Documents Surface On Hitler's Jail Time
Post Date: 2010-06-23 12:18:45 by Brian S
BERLIN (AP) -- Adolf Hitler enjoyed special treatment while jailed in 1924, being allowed hundreds of visitors - sometimes unsupervised - including some 30 to 40 to celebrate his 35th birthday, according to a treasure trove of documents that have surfaced from the prison near Munich where he was held. The 500 documents from the Landsberg prison were recently found by a Nuremberg man among the possessions of his late father, who had purchased them at a flea market in the 1970s, according to Werner Behringer, whose auction house in the Bavarian city of Fuerth will offer them for sale next month. Behringer said they were packed among a bundle of books on World War I that the man had ...
Presidential addresses from Oval Office since 1981
Post Date: 2010-06-16 01:24:05 by Brian S
Presidential addresses from the Oval Office since 1981: --- BARACK OBAMA -Gulf of Mexico oil spill, June 15, 2010 GEORGE W. BUSH: -War on terror in Iraq, Sept. 13, 2007 -War on terror, Sept. 11, 2006 -Immigration reform, May 15, 2006 -Iraq and the war on terror, Dec. 18, 2005 -Beginning of combat operations in Iraq, March 19, 2003 -Terrorist attacks, Sept. 11, 2001 BILL CLINTON -Airstrikes against Serbian targets in Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), March 24, 1999 -U.S. military strike on Iraq, Dec. 16, 1998 -U.S. military strike on terrorist sites in Afghanistan and Sudan, Aug. 20, 1998 -Peace agreement in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nov. 27, 1995 -Balanced budget plan, June 13, ...
Two-Time Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Major General Smedley Butler - WAR IS A RACKET!
Post Date: 2010-05-29 09:44:44 by HAPPY2BME-ONLF
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Remembering Wars and Warriors
Post Date: 2010-05-29 09:31:01 by HAPPY2BME-ONLF
Remembering Wars and WarriorsPat BuchananSaturday, May 29, 2010 Since America became a nation, four of her greatest generals have served two terms as president: George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses Grant and Dwight David Eisenhower. Not one of these generals led America into a new war. Washington was heroic in keeping the young republic out of the wars that erupted in Europe after the French Revolution, as were his successors John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Jackson, arguably America's greatest soldier -- who won the Battle of New Orleans, which preserved the Union, and virtually annexed Florida -- resisted until his final days in office recognizing the Republic of Texas, ...
May 26, 1924: Coolidge signs stringent immigration law AMERICA MUST REMAIN AMERICAN
Post Date: 2010-05-26 09:47:44 by A K A Stone
On this day in 1924, President Calvin Coolidge signs into law the Comprehensive Immigration Act, the most stringent immigration policy up to that time in the nation's history.
The new law reflected the desire of Americans to isolate themselves from the world after fighting the terrible First World War in Europe, which exacerbated growing fears of the spread of communist ideas. It also reflected the pervasiveness of racial discrimination in American society at the time. Many Americans saw the enormous influx of largely unskilled, uneducated immigrants during the early 1900s as causing unfair competition for jobs and land. Under the new law, immigration remained open to those with a ...
Negro Prison Songs
Post Date: 2010-05-16 00:46:04 by A K A Stone
Recorded over 60 years ago at Parchman Farm "these songs belong to the musical tradition which Africans brought to the New World, but they are also as American as the Mississippi River." - Alan Lomax
Red Cloud's War
Post Date: 2010-05-14 09:15:36 by A K A Stone
Red Cloud's War (also referred to as the Bozeman War or the Powder River War) was an armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho and the United States in the Wyoming and the Montana territories from 1866 to 1868. The war was fought over control of the Powder River Country in north central Wyoming. European Americans had built the Bozeman Trail through it, which was a primary route to the Montana gold fields. The trail was used by an increasing number of miners, emigrant settlers and others, who competed with the Cheyenne and Lakota for resources and encroached on their traditional territory. The United States named the war after Red Cloud, a prominent Oglala ...
Nov 11, 2005: GM VEERS OFF ROAD: Automaker is ripe for bankruptcy
Post Date: 2010-04-27 18:44:51 by Brian S
General Motors Corp. is unraveling -- fast. Its stock price plunged to a 13-year low Thursday after the latest in a string of financial problems dismayed shareholders once again. Wall Street experts say the unthinkable is more likely than ever before: Michigan's largest company could be bought by a corporate raider like Las Vegas billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, forced to file for bankruptcy, or both. Getting GM out of bankruptcy could require the same drastic cost-cutting that is racking Delphi, its largest parts supplier. Lower wages, less generous benefits and fewer jobs would not only be devastating for the automaker's 142,000 U.S. employees. It would hurt everyone who makes ...
The Truth About 19th Century Western Saloon Gambling
Post Date: 2010-04-06 22:13:31 by Coral Snake
The Truth About 19th Century Western Saloon Gambling By Marshal M.T. Hotherp In looking at your old movies and TV shows about my time I find that your century sees saloon gambling as one continuous poker game played to the background music of a honky tonk piano until the shootin starts. The truth about Saloon Gambling in the 19th Century however is quite different from what those movies show however. In our day Saloons were pretty much like the casino gambling palaces of today offering several games of chance revolving around playing cards, dice, and wheels of fortune. In most places even more complex games like roulette had to be played in the wheel of fortune format because most ...
President Ronald Reagan Was Shot 29 Years Ago Today
Post Date: 2010-03-30 20:01:55 by Brian S
Twenty-nine years ago today, President Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest by a deranged man, John Hinckley Jr. Reagan was walking out of the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 1981, when Hinckley, standing among a group of reporters, began firing at the president and others in his group. One of the six shots collapsed Reagans lung. White House Press Secretary James Brady was shot in the head, while Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and D.C. Police Officer Thomas Delahanty were also shot. Reagan, 70, was able to walk into the hospital under his own power and resumed some of his duties the following day after surgery. Reagans popularity skyrocketed ...
The Revolutionary Years Resolution of the Continental Congress Adopting the Continental Army, 14 June 1775.
Post Date: 2010-03-10 23:20:22 by A K A Stone
The resolutions being read, were adopted as follows: Resolved, That six companies of expert rifflemen, be immediately raised in Pensylvania, two in Maryland, and two in Virginia; that each company consist of a captain, three lieutenants, four serjeants, four corporals, a drummer or trumpeter, and sixty-eight privates. That each company, as soon as compleated, shall march and join the army near Boston, to be there employed as light infantry, under the command of the chief Officer in that army. That the pay of the Officers and privates be as follows, viz. a captain @ 20 dollars per month; a lieutenant 13 1/3 dollars; a serjeant @ 8 dollars; a corporal @a 7 1/3 dollars; drummer or ...
RICHARD DOBBS SPAIGHT
Post Date: 2010-03-10 23:15:31 by A K A Stone
Pastel, attributed to James Sharples, Sr. (c. 1798-1800); Independence National Historical Park. Throughout his short life Richard Dobbs Spaight, who represented North Carolina in the Constitutional Convention, exhibited a marked devotion to the ideals heralded by the Revolution. The nephew of a Royal governor, possessed of all the advantages that accompanied such rank and political access, Spaight nevertheless fought for the political and economic rights of his fellow citizens, first on the battlefield against the forces of an authoritarian Parliament and later in state and national legislatures against those who he felt sought excessive government control over the lives of the people. ...
President Coolidge, 1st Presidential Film (1924)
Post Date: 2010-02-20 21:21:35 by A K A Stone
The Way America Used to Look
Post Date: 2010-02-01 09:03:09 by sneakypete
Poster Comment:Some things have to be seen to be believed. PLEASE don't spoil the surprise for people who haven't clicked on the link yet.
The Li'l Sammy Alito HIstory Lesson 'o The Day [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2010-01-30 14:07:30 by war
The following is provided free of charge for Supreme Court ASSociate Justices who are a tad clueless about US election laws... The Tillman Act (1907) Roosevelt used his Presidential stature to influence public opinion and to persuade Congress. The NPLA and other grassroots organizations also pushed for reform. The result of their efforts was the enactment of the Tillman Act of 1907. The act specifically prohibited direct contributions from corporations and businesses to political parties and election committees. It was the first law on the books to specifically address campaign funding on the federal level.
The Unknown Martin Luther King, Jr.
Post Date: 2010-01-16 17:03:54 by 3-Dee
The Unknown Martin Luther King, Jr. King was hardly the greatest American. by Benjamin J. Ryan Forty years after his death, the popularity of Martin Luther King remains extraordinary. He is perhaps the single most praised person in American history, and millions adore him as a hero and almost a saint. The federal government has made space available on the Mall in Washington for a national monument for King, not far from Lincolns. Only four men in American history have national monuments: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt; and now King will make five. King is the only American who enjoys the nations highest honor of having a national holiday on his birthday. ...
Banned Just About Everywhere
Post Date: 2010-01-04 23:13:26 by A K A Stone
From time to time, me and the Head Nigga in Charge sit around and look for nigger-related material on the Internet. We just eat this stuff up because: (a) Its there, and (b) it is a part of American culture regardless of whether people want to ignore it and pretend like it isnt there. Anyway, youre smart people and you get the point. We know there will be those who think we are doing this out of spite or scorn or whatever. Its just not true. We just want to hold up in front of America what this place REALLY is about and not what all this revisionism is trying to convince people what America is. The bottom line is that racism is a falsehood, because there really ...
Likely Tomb of Ancient Chinese General Found
Post Date: 2009-12-28 19:40:45 by sneakypete
Chinese archaeologists have found what could be the tomb of Cao Cao, a skillful general and ruler in the 3rd century who was later depicted in popular folklore as the archetypal cunning politician. Archaeological officials say Cao's 8,000-square-foot tomb complex, with a 130-foot passage leading to an underground chamber, was found in Xigaoxue, a village near the ancient capital of Anyang in central Henan province, according to the official China Daily newspaper. Historians say Cao Cao's outstanding military and political talents enabled him to build the strongest and most prosperous state in northern China during the Three Kingdoms period in 208 to 280 A.D., when China had three ...
Post Date: 2009-12-18 12:41:37 by Joe Snuffy
Subject: Christmas Firewood At times in our life, we may play all of these different roles... Christmas Firewood Pa never had much compassion for the lazy or those who squandered their means and then never had enough for the necessities. But for those who were genuinely in need, his heart was as big as all outdoors. It was from him that I learned the greatest joy in life comes from giving, not from receiving. It was Christmas Eve 1881. I was fifteen years old and feeling like the world had caved in on me because there just hadn't been enough money to buy me the rifle that I'd wanted for Christmas. We did the chores early that night for some reason. I just figured Pa wanted a ...
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