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Happy Fourth of July!

Posted by: Phineas on July 4, 2014 at 1:09 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas It’s Independence Day here in the US, in which we celebrate our break with the British Empire. We’re 238 years old and, despite what some sanctimonious Lefty scolds might think, I think we’ve done pretty darned good. We’re not without our problems or faults, some of them serious, but I continue to […]

 

Happy #IndependenceDay, America!

Posted by: ST on July 4, 2014 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

I think this photo about says it all – what do you think? Damn right! #IndependenceDay pic.twitter.com/IRKOUDmKzL — Jordan Haverly (@jhaverly) July 4, 2014 Enjoy this beautiful day, y’all – and while you’re at it, please say a prayer for the Atlantic coast as Hurricane Arthur makes its way up the coast after brutally slamming […]

 

Poll: Plurality believe Obama is the worst president since WWII

Posted by: ST on July 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm » 4 Comments

The hits just keep coming for our celebrity President (hat tip): A plurality of voters think Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, a new poll says. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, 33 percent of voters think the current president is the worst since 1945. [...] Obama’s predecessor, former President George […]

 

Weekend Open Thread – and Happy Flag Day!

Posted by: ST on June 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm » 1 Comment

It’s a beautiful day to celebrate Flag Day!  Learn more about the history behind Flag Day here. Y’all have a good one.  

 

27 years ago today: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

Posted by: ST on June 12, 2014 at 2:27 pm » Comments Off

June 12, 1987 – one of many memorable, hugely important moments in the history of President Ronald Reagan – and the world: General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. […]

 

Declassified documents show ‘fortunate missteps’ saved NC from 60s nuke wipeout

Posted by: ST on June 12, 2014 at 12:15 pm » 1 Comment

Quite the explosive report! In more ways than one. Via CNN: (CNN) – On a January night in 1961, a U.S. Air Force bomber broke in half while flying over North Carolina. From the belly of the B-52 fell two bombs — two nuclear bombs that hit the ground near the city of Goldsboro. A disaster worse than […]

 

D-day: storming the castle

Posted by: Phineas on June 6, 2014 at 1:01 pm » Comments Off

***Posted by Phineas   (Note: This is a re-posting and slight editing of a post I put up every D-Day.) Seventy years ago today, American, British, Canadian, French, and Polish soldiers charged the gates of Hell — and won: Black Five put up an excellent roundup of D-Day posts from many blogs a few years ago. […]

 

#DDay70 veteran parachutes from plane 70 years after doing it the first time

Posted by: ST on June 6, 2014 at 9:27 am » Comments Off

What an awesome story! (via) Normandy, France (CNN) – Jim “Pee Wee” Martin acted like he’d been here before, like jumping from a plane is as easy as falling off a log. Maybe that’s because he had — 70 years ago. “I’m feeling fine,” Martin told reporters moments after landing in a French field. “… It […]

 

Remembering President #RonaldReagan on the 10 year anniversary of his death

Posted by: ST on June 5, 2014 at 7:23 pm » Comments Off

Hard to believe it’s been 10 years since our beloved former President Ronald Reagan passed on.   While he is gone, he and his legacy – and his love for America – are certainly not forgotten. Here’s probably my favorite speech he ever gave. So much of what he said in it applies to what’s […]

 

Memorial Day: Remembering those who gave all

Posted by: ST on May 26, 2014 at 12:17 pm » 1 Comment

Truer words were never spoken: “Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of total strangers than the American soldier. And, our soldiers don’t just give freedom abroad, they preserve it for us here at home. For it has been said so truthfully that it is […]