Raymond Ibrahim on the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide: Today, April 24, marks the “Great Crime,” that is, the Armenian genocide that took place under Turkey’s Islamic Ottoman Empire, during and after WWI. Out of an approximate population of two million, some 1.5 million Armenians died. If early 20th century Turkey had the apparatuses and technology [...]
Luis sent me this essay on the Elian kidnapping and subsequent march on Calle Ocho. It was so perfect and heartfelt for the sad anniversary of that black day thirteen years ago that I asked for his permission to publish it. I think you will cry and feel a little pride in who and why [...]
What an amazing Saturday afternoon treat one of my friends offered me in an email, and I thought I would share it with you. I just adore old photographs. They stir so much wonder and imagination within me. The old photos always stress the fact that pictures are tiny slices of moments out of time, [...]
Conrad Black in The New York Sun remembers Margaret Thatcher: [...] When large chunks of her parliamentary party lost their nerve over her free-market economics — a reduction of the top personal income-tax rate to 40 percent, elimination of all currency controls, massive privatization of industry, and right-to-work laws to remove the terror of the labor [...]
My friend tank commander U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. (Ret.) Nick "Gunny Pop" Popaditch reminds us (from his Facebook page) 10 years ago today the U.S. Marine Corps rolled into Baghdad, Iraq ... 10 years ago in Baghdad. Great Day. Cpl Eddie Chin, MSgt Leon Lambert, Cpl Reilly, and Doc Rose tore down Saddam in Firdos [...]
Posting this pic. Why? Just because...
Two excellent articles on American Thinker about the Hero of the Dems, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and his subtle anti-semitism. First, a recollection by Edward Bernard Glick, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Temple University: Eleanor Roosevelt talks about her husband and the Holocaust April 19 will mark the 70th anniversary of the uprising of the Jews [...]
How To Declare War (Anno Domini, 1429): Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, sends a formal letter of summons to the English upon the siege of Orleans. (I post this once a year on this date at all the places I blog.) Jhesus-Maria, King of England, and you, Duke of Bedford, who call yourself [...]
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina is the new Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide. He is 76 years old. He is a Jesuit and has taken the name Pope (stand by ... I thought I'd heard "Francis" but listening to the color commentary it might not yet [...]
"The Führer was a better dancer than Churchill and the Führer was a better painter than Churchill!" Forty two percent of Austrians think "not everything was bad under Hitler," while 57% think "there was nothing positive about the Hitler era," according to a poll conducted by newspaper Der Standard that was published on Friday. The [...]
It is said our WWII veterans seldom talk about their 'war stories', even when asked. However, it is not that they are ashamed. It is because the victory did not come without a lot of loss and pain. The silence of a young boy's decorated Nazi father was driven by the bitterness of loss, and [...]
Twenty years ago today, I happened to be in New York City on the last day of a consulting gig with a large international bank. As I left the offices of the bank to walk to my hotel to checkout, I decided to stop for a bite to eat on the way to LaGuardia for [...]
I haven't yet decided if I will give FX's "The Americans" any full attention. I have a hard enough time remembering to watch the one or two shows I do watch, and often times need to either wait for a re-showing on the network schedule, or find them on my cable company's "On Demand" or [...]
One of my favorite facts involves the American people vs the Congress in regards to lying, felonies and politics...
Since I was a child one of my favorite movies has been the 1960 film version of the H.G. Wells story "The Time Machine". (The more recent remakes were okay, but I like the original.) At the end of the movie Rod Taylor has jumped back into his machine and left behind his present day [...]