The owner of a Michigan party space has canceled a “Freedom 2
Twerk” party after the event’s promoter began circulating
promotional flyers featuring a Photoshopped image of Martin Luther
King, Jr. wearing a large gold chain and medallion and flashing
what appears to be a gang sign.
Shortly after the passage of the Declaration of Independence, John wrote back to Abigail and at the time, thought it would be July 2nd that would be forever celebrated:
via John Adams: “Independence Forever!”.
With the warm-hearted patriotism and passion he brought to his
beautiful volume Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated,
Jack E. Levin now illuminates a profound turning point of the
American Revolution: the decisive Battle of Trenton and its
prelude—General George Washington leading his broken and ailing
troops in a fleet of small...
Note they aren’t simply giving up the money and haven’t in
almost 100 years.
Columbia University is seeking to change the terms of a
fellowship that can only be awarded to white students from
The Lydia C. Roberts Graduate Fellowship stipulates that money
be given only to “a person of the...
A Mayan pyramid that has stood for 2,300 years in Belize has
been reduced to rubble, apparently to make fill for roads.
Local media in the Central American country of 334,000 people
report the temple at the Noh Mul site in northern Belize was
largely torn down by backhoes and bulldozers...
Okay, this is cool.
A huge quarry, along with tools and a key, used by workers some
2,000 years ago, have been discovered during an excavation in
Jerusalem prior to the paving of a highway, the Israel Antiquities
Authorities (IAA) announced.
The first-century quarry, which fits into the Second Temple
Well, yeah, lift it, as Ald. Burke suggests. But, wow, that
there is such a law in the first place and that it will likely
remain in effect is simply pathetic.
CHICAGO — Ald. Edward Burke (14th) introduced an ordinance at
Wednesday’s City Council meeting that would allow city museums to
Well, here’s one for the guy or girl who has everything.
AMHERST, N.H. – A New Hampshire auction house is offering an EKG
of Neil Armstrong’s heartbeat taken at the moment he first set foot
on the moon.
Amherst-based RR Auction will take bids on the
electrocardiogram, which registered a normal heartbeat, and...
Cool stuff, more at link below.
Less than two months after British forces captured Savannah in
December 1778, patriot militiamen scored a rare Revolutionary War
victory in Georgia after a short but violent gunbattle forced
British loyalists to abandon a small fort built on a frontiersman’s
More than 234 years later,...
Five Marines and a Navy Corpsman later raised that flag in a
stirring moment captured by Associated Press photographer Joe
Rosenthal.Steven Wood says his father was always humbled by his
small role in the historic moment.In a 1945 letter to a Marine
general who asked for details about the flag, Wood...
Little History at link. Yes, I have a category for that. Oh,
yeah, oh, yeah! lol Always did like my History.
Aiming to destroy a vital section of the Baltimore & Ohio
Railroad in what is current-day West Virginia, 150 years ago this
week in the Civil War a...
The video is at link below. It’s okay, but – kinda meh. Could
have better video. Some cool stuff inside. Fair number of Indian
artifacts, which makes you wonder why we’re always portrayed as
having hated them so much. We must have valued them somewhat back
in the day given...
This is who they are. This is what they do.
The Left has led sickening celebrations in response to the death
of former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
MP George Galloway led the way with a crass tweet, while at the
NUS National conference in Sheffield there were cheers when
North Korea threatened on Tuesday to scrap an armistice that
ended the 1950-53 civil war and sever a military “hotline” with the
United States if South Korea and Washington pressed on with
two-month-long war games.
It was a notable sharpening in the North’s often bellicose
rhetoric and followed word from U.N. diplomats...
Link below – worth a click! heh
If you’ve been frantically wondering about the meaning
of that coded message found strapped to a WWII carrier pigeon, you
might finally be able to get some rest. Gord Young, from Ontario,
Canada, believes hes decoded the note, which was unearthed when the
pigeons body was discovered...
You want hard? Try this? What happened to you? Did you lose a
Senate race, or break a nail on your friggin’ keyboard?
Get. Over. It.
As I said to a good friend tonight, everyone gets a chance to
fight and the battles aren’t always chosen and are rarely
This image of a Japanese soldier’s burned head staked on a tank
shocked the nation and became a symbol of the brutality of the
Battle for Guadalcanal
It was a battle for a tiny island in the South Pacific no bigger
than Delaware, but it became a turning point in the...
Experts trying to crack the world’s oldest undeciphered
language say they are close to making a breakthrough that could
unlock a large cache of knowledge from the ancient world. The
academics are using a high-tech imaging device to scan clay tablets
and capture writing in the proto-Elamite language, which