Category: History

“Game Of Sex”… Err… I Mean “Thrones”!

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So there is this book series called “A Song of Ice and Fire”, many people know of it from the HBO series “Game Of Thrones”. The setting is a fictitious Medieval land of several Kingdoms, and a number of houses either plotting to take over the throne, or other houses trying to stop them. Thing […]

Wednesday July 13th, 2011 in History, Icky Girls, Life, Radio / TV | 4 Comments »

The Declaration Of Independence!

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How it was crafted, in Jefferson’s own words, from his point of view….  OK. It’s not Jefferson himself, but Jefferson scholar Clay Jenkinson, who portrays the writer of the Declaration every week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour! The Declaration podcast, which explains so much about how that wonderful document was crafted,  is HERE!  There is a little […]

Monday July 4th, 2011 in History | No Comments »

What Paul Revere Did…

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In his own words. Let me know where you find the part where he was charged with warning the British not to mess with us! I, PAUL REVERE, of Boston, in the colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New England; of lawful age, do testify and say; that I was sent for by Dr. Joseph […]

Monday June 6th, 2011 in History | 1 Comment »

From The “A Broken Clock Is Right Twice A Day” Dept – Sarah Palin And History.

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Well, a number of Conservative are jumping all over the press and critics who lambasted Sarah Palin on her Paul Revere quote. For instance, Glen Reynolds (Insta-P) has this featured on his blog today: PAUL REVERE UPDATE: Experts back Sarah Palin’s historical account. He then writes: Money quote: “A lot of the criticism is unfair […]

Monday June 6th, 2011 in History, Politics / Law Stuff | 3 Comments »

Points To Ponder- Desertion… As A Weapon?

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Yes… Wisconsin again… And now, Indiana apparently. If this trend grows, what should be done about the practice of using desertion as a political weapon. I was thinking, should the Republicans pass a law making it illegal for legislators to skip town in order to avoid a vote? Think about it. Could such a law […]

Tuesday February 22nd, 2011 in History, Politics / Law Stuff | 1 Comment »

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From a post over at gay Patriot: We promote democracy, and watch Islamists gain power from Iraq to Palestine. Duh! When you have a sizable population whose political / theological beliefs lean in that direction… You’re expecting anything different? That said, something has been bothering me while listening to a lot of conservative squawkers concerning […]

Tuesday February 1st, 2011 in History, Politics / Law Stuff | No Comments »

Watching History Unfold – Now Egypt.

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I have no idea just what is going to become of Tunisia and Egypt. Hopefully it will be better than what they had before. The Old World is crumbling at our feet, and, unlike our fathers before,  our generation gets to watch it happen in real-time.

Tuesday January 25th, 2011 in History, Life | No Comments »

Why TARP Was The Right Thing To Do – Timing / Or Continuous Meme Alert: “TARP is bad, MmmK”.

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A news story appeared yesterday that revealed some 98 small community banks (a “ton” as described by the headline) that took TARP funds are on the brink of failure. 98 American banks that received $4.2 billion in bailout money are teetering on the edge of collapse, according to the Wall Street Journal. In Q2 the […]

Tuesday December 28th, 2010 in Economics, History, Meme watch | 5 Comments »

The Sinking Of The Edmund Fitzgerald – 35 Year Ago Today.

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Here are more meteorological details than you ever thought you’d know about this tragedy . Like many of my generation, I only know of the story through the lyrics of the Gordon Lightfoot song about the ship. As a kid, I remember listening to the song, and thinking that the Edmund Fitz must have been a real […]

A Little History – The Telephone, B.C. (before cell-phone)

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I’m going to show this when I’m teaching kids about the growth of technology and how life was different for us when we were kids. And that replaced this!

Tuesday September 28th, 2010 in History | No Comments »