History

O’Donnell: Hillbilly Justice ¬ How the Battle of Kings Mountain Changed the Course of the Revolution

O’Donnell: Hillbilly Justice ¬ How the Battle of Kings Mountain Changed the Course of the Revolution

on March 26, 2017, 6:18 AM / in History, Opinion

During my searching for info on my family I discovered (due to the prior work by others in the family) that many of my ancestors in the Carolina’s fought on King’s Mountain – on BOTH sides.  I found that out while I was living in TN but didn’t get a chance to go see the area.   I have been so […]

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March 26th in History

March 26th in History

on March 26, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 280 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Castulus Emmanuel and companions Felicitas Harriet Monsell (Church of England) Larissa Ludger Margaret Clitherow Richard Allen (Episcopal Church (USA)) March 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Independence Day and National […]

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A tale of a giant cheese, a loaf of bread and the First Amendment

A tale of a giant cheese, a loaf of bread and the First Amendment

on March 26, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

By Scott Bomboy Today marks an interesting anniversary in U.S. history—the first known appearance of a huge loaf of bread at the White House, as a tribute to an equally giant, politically charged cheese wheel that symbolized the First Amendment. The bread was called the “Mammoth Loaf,” and it was made by the U.S. Navy for President Thomas Jefferson, to […]

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March 25th in History

March 25th in History

on March 25, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

March 25 is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 281 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Anniversary of the Arengo and the Feast of the Militants (San Marino) Christian feast day: Alfwold Barontius and Desiderius Dismas, the “Good Thief” Humbert of Maroilles Quirinus of Tegernsee March 25 […]

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What Would Patrick Henry Say Today?

What Would Patrick Henry Say Today?

on March 24, 2017, 11:32 AM / in History, Opinion

On March 23rd in 1775, Patrick Henry delivered the most famous speech ever given on American soil. It was his immortal “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death” speech. He gave the speech to the Virginia House of Burgess in Richmond. The question before the delegation was whether the Colony of Virginia would join the fight for independence from Great Britain. […]

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‘Nuclear Option’; Scoring the CBO; Defense Spending; Management Lessons

on March 24, 2017, 8:31 AM / in History, Opinion

Thirty years ago today, management guru Peter F. Drucker wrote a scathing critique of how the White House operated under Ronald Reagan — at least regarding the festering controversy known as the Iran-contra scandal. The president was a longtime fan of Drucker’s, who was only 15 months older, and had followed his work longer than most. Each man had been […]

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March 24th in History

March 24th in History

on March 24, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

March 24 is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 282 days remaining until the end of the year. March 24th is the 365th and last day of the year in many European implementations of the Julian calendar. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Catherine of Vadstena Mac Cairthinn of Clogher Simon of […]

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LYING TO OUR CHILDREN—AND OURSELVES

LYING TO OUR CHILDREN—AND OURSELVES

on March 24, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

(Author’s note: About two years ago I wrote a series of articles under the title of this piece in order to bring the light of truth to the events in our history known incorrectly as the Civil War. Since I wrote these articles there have been several events that have occurred in this country which have led to continued demonization […]

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The Powerful Osprey

on March 23, 2017, 7:43 AM / in History

Special Thanks to Thomas BOTH THE BIRD AND THE PHOTOGRAPHY ARE INCREDIBLE Hard to believe this Osprey got 5-6 fish at a time and then got a flounder under 3 feet of water and made off with what looks to be a 5+ lbs steel head. Have you ever seen a bird shake water off like a dog does? Wouldn’t […]

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March 23rd in History

March 23rd in History

on March 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

March 23 is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 283 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès Turibius de Mongrovejo March 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Day of Hungarian-Polish Friendship (Hungary and Poland) Day of the Sea (Bolivia) Earliest day on which […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer “Those who control the past control the future, and those who control the present control the past.” -George Orwell, in his novel 1984

American Minute with Bill Federer “Those who control the past control the future, and those who control the present control the past.” -George Orwell, in his novel 1984

on March 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

On MARCH 22, 1758, Princeton University President Jonathan Edwards died from a smallpox inoculation. He had been the valedictorian of his class at Yale. He was ordained in 1727 as a minister in Northampton, Massachusetts, serving as assistant to his grandfather Solomon Stoddard. In 1727, Rev. Jonathan Edwards married Sarah Pierpont, whose father, Rev. James Pierpont, was a founder of Yale University. Sarah’s great-grandfather […]

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Louis L’Amour

Louis L’Amour

on March 22, 2017, 8:32 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 22, 2017. One anomaly of our current politics is that the occupant of the Oval Office does not read books. This aversion came to light last summer as Donald J. Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, and it came from the candidate himself. He has no time to read, Trump told Marc Fisher of The […]

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American Minute  “We must REMOVE the CHILDREN from the crude influence of their FAMILIES … We must turn children, who can be shaped like wax, into real, good Communists… “-Communist Party, 1918

American Minute “We must REMOVE the CHILDREN from the crude influence of their FAMILIES … We must turn children, who can be shaped like wax, into real, good Communists… “-Communist Party, 1918

on March 22, 2017, 7:34 AM / in History, Opinion

Special thanks to Judy for reminding us. On MARCH 22, 1758, Princeton University President Jonathan Edwards died from a smallpox inoculation. He had been the valedictorian of his class at Yale. Edwards was ordained in 1727 as a minister in Northampton, Massachusetts, serving as assistant to his grandfather Solomon Stoddard. In 1727, Rev. Jonathan Edwards married Sarah Pierpont, whose father, […]

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March 22nd In History

March 22nd In History

on March 22, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

March 22 is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 284 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Basil of Ancyra Darerca of Ireland Epaphroditus Lea of Rome Nicholas Owen Paul of Narbonne March 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Day of the People’s Party (Laos) Earliest day […]

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Quote for Today

on March 22, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion, People

Seven years ago and 9 more to go…. “The problem is that we now have de facto amnesty; whatever the on-paper law is, Washington isn’t deporting even a tiny percentage of the millions of illegals already here – or anything significant in terms of the numbers of new illegals arriving yearly. Aside from the illegals knowing that the likelihood of […]

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March 21st in History

March 21st in History

on March 21, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

March 21 is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 285 days remaining until the end of the year. In astrology, the day of the equinox is the first full day of the sign of Aries. It is also the traditional first day of the astrological year. Holidays Birth of Benito […]

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Quote for Today

on March 21, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“I am convinced that those who will take action have been doing so and the rest – well, the rest will do as they have been doing, pushing their heads further down to ensure they DO NOT SEE OR HEAR what is happening in front of them. Sort of like those folks who are always sick and tell you about […]

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Quote for Today March 20th

Quote for Today March 20th

on March 20, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“Truth is treason in the Empire of Lies.”  Ron Paul Ronald Ernest “Ron” Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American physician, author, and former politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 14th congressional district, which includes Galveston, from 1997 to 2013 as well as the 22nd congressional district for special term between 1976 and 1977, when he […]

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March 20th In History

March 20th In History

on March 20, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

March 20 is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 286 days remaining until the end of the year. Typically the March equinox falls on this date, marking the vernal point in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumnal point in the Southern Hemisphere, when both day and night are of equal […]

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Thomas McKean: A Founding Father with a double life

Thomas McKean: A Founding Father with a double life

on March 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

  Thomas McKean was a President before George Washington and supported judicial review before John Marshall. But today, McKean is mostly forgotten in the discussion about Founders who had a significant impact on the Constitution and the early Supreme Court. McKean also had the interesting distinction of serving in the Continental Congress from one state while serving as Chief Justice […]

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