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Turn of The Last Century Tela Honduras

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, […]

A Thatcher remembrance

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 […]

Ten Years Ago Today…

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 […]

Time to piss off the leftists

Posting this pic. Why? Just because...

FDR and the Holocaust

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 […]

March 22, 1429

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 […]

A “Latin” Pope

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 […]

Billy Wilder was right

"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 […]

“Hatred starts with a word uttered quietly, and then louder, if left unchallenged it is followed by deeds that become habits…”

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 […]

February 26, 1993 (Updated)

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 […]

“The Americans” Meet Colonel Nathan R. Jessep

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 […]

Do You Have a Spare 6:36?

One of my favorite facts involves the American people vs the Congress in regards to lying, felonies and politics...

The Essentials of Educating the Eloi

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 […]

A man of honor

There are few men and women who will risk everything to be free. Vladimir Bukovsky, Soviet dissident, who turned 70 last Sunday, is one of those. Our own brothers and sisters in Cuba who oppose tyranny, living or killed by the regime are our modern day Bukovskys, Solzhenitzyns, Sakharovs, and Sharanskys in Cuba. We need many […]

December 25, 1989

Just close your eyes and fantasize it's you-know-who, his rat-faced brother, and the sundry other miserable criminals running our sad little island... That would be a truly Merry Christmas...