Archive for the 'History' Category

RIP: Arthur C. Clarke

by @ Wednesday, March 19th, 2008. Filed under Books, History, News, Obituary, Science

I am the quintessential science fiction geek.  There is something about the genre that appeals to me more than any other genre.  Perhaps it is the belief that what humans can conceive, humans can achieve.  Perhaps it is the fact that I can look around and see proof that what science fiction writers have predicted [...]

Happy St. Genocide Day!

by @ Monday, March 17th, 2008. Filed under History, Religion

Have fun celebrating the extermination of all the Pagans snakes in Ireland.

I have a dream

by @ Monday, January 21st, 2008. Filed under History

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope [...]

Seven years on

by @ Monday, October 1st, 2007. Filed under History, Military, Politics, Religion of Piss

On October 12, 2000, the USS Cole was bombed by Islamic terrorists in what was only one of a long stream of terrorist attacks that have been carried out against American military personnel.  When the War on Terror began, I remember thinking that it was about damned time someone stood up to these murderous 7th [...]

FMA shot down in the House

by @ Wednesday, July 19th, 2006. Filed under Constitutional Rights, History, Pissed Off Rants, Politics

The Federal Theocratic We-Control-Your-Life Amendment was shot down in the House, falling short of the 2/3 majority needed to pass in the House. The bill was also shot down in the Senate last week.
My opinion about government intervention in personal relationships has been well documented on this blog. I go on the record [...]

When in the Course of human events….

by @ Tuesday, July 4th, 2006. Filed under History

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws [...]

D-Day

by @ Tuesday, June 6th, 2006. Filed under History, Military

62 years ago today, Allied forces under the command of Gen. Omar Bradley invaded Normandy in one of the largest military operations in history.

A date which will live in infamy

by @ Wednesday, December 7th, 2005. Filed under History

Transcript of Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan (1941)
Mr. Vice President, and Mr. Speaker, and Members of the Senate and House of Representatives:
Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air [...]

Five years ago…

by @ Wednesday, October 12th, 2005. Filed under History, News

…terrorists bombed the USS Cole while in port in Yemen.
Stars and Stripes has this article as a rememberance.
Vulture 6 and I served with one of the sailors killed on the Cole. EN2 Mark Ian Nieto was merely an FN just out of boot camp when we served with him on the USS Constellation.

61 year ago today…

by @ Monday, June 6th, 2005. Filed under History, Military

…the Allied forces invaded France and took the first steps on the road to Berlin. Let’s take a moment to stop and consider the rammifications of that event, and to remember the more than 10,300 soldiers that died on D-Day.

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