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The day we almost nuked North Carolina

Posted by: Phineas on September 20, 2013 at 3:57 pm » 15 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Well, this is reassuring: In 1961, a nuclear-armed B-52 breaks up over Goldsboro, North Carolina, and in the process releases two 4-megaton H-bombs, one of which nearly detonated: The accident happened when a B-52 bomber got into trouble, having embarked from Seymour Johnson Air Force base in Goldsboro for a routine flight […]


#Syria (Video) Why we went to war in Iraq

Posted by: Phineas on September 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas While the world waits to see if Obama will get his war …no…  warning shot across the bow …er… targeted, limited attack …umm… Wait! I got it!… “unbelievably small, limited kind of effort,” or if Vladimir Putin (!!) will save him from being mocked, comparisons inevitably come up to our invasion and […]


Bubba Clinton: MLK, Jr. would be “pleased” today – but wouldn’t he also be troubled?

Posted by: ST on August 28, 2013 at 1:09 pm » 2 Comments

The Politico reports on recent remarks made by our symbolic “first black President” Bill “Bubba” Clinton reflecting on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March on Washington: Reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the historic “I Have a Dream” speech, former President Bill Clinton said he believes Martin Luther King, Jr. would be […]


Anniversary of a crucial, yet almost forgotten battle that saved the West

Posted by: Phineas on August 15, 2013 at 5:56 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Today marks the 1,295th anniversary of the lifting of the Muslim siege of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire and fortress guarding the West against the East. Raymond Ibrahim recounts the the events of the siege, including the serial atrocities of the vast Islamic army that marched out from Syria […]


Proclaimed in Philadelphia, July 4th, 1776

Posted by: Phineas on July 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s a fact often forgotten by many, after 237 years, but the United States is a truly revolutionary nation — one of the few in the world, in fact, because we declared that all Mankind is equal, that government derives it’s power from the people, alone, and that the people have the […]


D-day: storming the castle — Updated

Posted by: Phineas on June 6, 2013 at 9:30 am » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Sixty-nine 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. It’s still worth reviewing. And have a look at this entry for a photo essay on D-Day. Photo courtesy of Confederate […]


[Jihad] Memorial Day weekend and the anniversary of a great defeat

Posted by: Phineas on May 29, 2013 at 4:26 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas (Note: this is a reposting of something I first wrote a couple of years ago. Though the Memorial Day weekend is now past, I still think it fitting.) Memorial Day is a holiday set aside for Americans to honor our servicemen past and present and to remember, if even for a moment, […]


VIDEO: A side by side comparison of President Obama and President Nixon

Posted by: ST on May 28, 2013 at 6:08 pm » 7 Comments

Revealing Politics has posted an eye-opening video showing a side by side comparison of President Obama’s remarks on the various scandals that have overtaken his administration in his second term, versus President Nixon’s initial responses to the Watergate scandal – and the similarities are striking. Watch for yourself: Even noted left wing zealot and Salon […]


Memorial Day Weekend Open Thread

Posted by: ST on May 25, 2013 at 9:58 am » 2 Comments

Like most Americans, I’ll be out and about the next few days enjoying a three day weekend.  But while we’re out at the BBQs and picnics, or the Coca Cola 600 out at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, please make sure to take a moment to remember the reason the Memorial Day holiday exists. Thank you […]


Photo of the Day from the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center

Posted by: ST on April 25, 2013 at 6:28 pm » 9 Comments

Just gorgeous.  Photo via Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images.  Click the image for the (much) bigger version, and to see more photos from today’s events. The caption: Former first lady Laura Bush, U.S. President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush, former President Bill Clinton, former President George H.W. Bush and former President Jimmy Carter attend the […]