Bloody Crimes: Amazon Vine/Lunch Reviews

My reviews of Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse by James L. Swanson are now available at Amazon.com here (via Amazon vine) and Lunch.com here It's a great taste of the last days of the Civil war and its aftermath.

What the Economy Needed was Time What it got was Obamanomics

In 1864 the incorruptible but unqualified general Nathanael P. Banks led his army up the Red river to what would become an inglorious (or glorious depending on what side you were on) flogging by forces under Richard Taylor. One of the things that complicated his retreat was that the annual rise of the Red River … Continue reading What the Economy Needed was Time What it got was Obamanomics

Trafalgar: More like Sayler’s Creek

Over at Ace's place the Purple Avenger is comparing the situation in November to Trafalgar: The Democrats are much like the French and Spanish, their tactics are predictable as the tides, and old as Methuselah. Their responses to attacks are scripted and rote, its the same responses you would have heard 30 years ago. This … Continue reading Trafalgar: More like Sayler’s Creek

Joe Scarborough in command at Spotsylvania Court House

On Morning Joe again today Joe Scarborough brought out his favorite number "50 Al qaeda" when talking about Afghanistan and if we should be there. (it was not the most ridiculous statement of the show as a guest talked how it costs $1 mil per GI there saying we should spend it on their people … Continue reading Joe Scarborough in command at Spotsylvania Court House

Southern Storm: Amazon Review

My review of Noah Andre Trudeau's book Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea is available at Amazon.com here. This volume is very much worth reading. The only reason I can think of for not buying it at Amazon is that I found a copy in the bargain bins at my local Barnes and Noble … Continue reading Southern Storm: Amazon Review

147 years ago today

Stacy McCain's great grandfather became a prisoner of war of the United states of America. He was not given Hatal foods, or elliptical trainers and didn't have the money of Bin Laden nor a large left wing infrastructure interested in his rights. Somehow when released he didn't spend the rest of his life trying to … Continue reading 147 years ago today

Something hit me today…

When I attended and covered the Twin City Flag day event in Monument Square in Leominster something that I had thought of a few days a go struck me. If you do any amount of driving in Massachusetts and New Hampshire it is totally impossible to pass through any city or small town without seeing … Continue reading Something hit me today…

“Exercises in futility”

Lets see what happens when we use the re-written standard (amateur hour) to determine if something should be treated as a legitimate attack. On November 22nd 1864 a brigade from the 15th Corps of Sherman's Army was dug in as a rear guard during the march through Georgia. 3000 Militia under P. J. Phillips attacked. … Continue reading “Exercises in futility”

A historical pet peeve of mine is the idea that the Civil War…

...was not about slavery. I maintain and have always maintained that those who make that argument are deceiving themselves and frankly are not reading the material of the time. Newly Elected Virgina Governor Bob McDonald's restoration of Confederate History Month, (good idea) coupled with his failure to include the recognition of slavery and it's evils … Continue reading A historical pet peeve of mine is the idea that the Civil War…

Ok what about Don’t ask, don’t tell?

I've teased supporters of this president in the past because he has been unwilling to address items such as "don't ask don't tell", but I've never devoted a piece to my opinion on the subject so here goes... My opinion on "Don't ask, don't tell" is a variation of Lincoln statement on slavery. Our goal … Continue reading Ok what about Don’t ask, don’t tell?

Hey Chris the civil war is over and we won…

...so maybe you could drop the moral superiority business on the most Republican war ever fought that you had no part in fighting or winning 145 years ago. Kathleen Parker pushed that smear herself back in August during an especially insulting segment on why Palin fares well in the south while Obama doesn’t, but it’s … Continue reading Hey Chris the civil war is over and we won…

Answer: Because the Confederacy did the same type of thing at the end of the Civil War…

Q: How do we know that Al Qaeda is losing the war in Iraq bitterly? What type of thing; suddenly changing their beliefs to suit their current needs: Zawahiri's Wife Releases Statement, Tells Women They Can Be Suicide Bombers How about that, Islamic Misogyny no longer extends to blowing oneself up. It reminds me of … Continue reading Answer: Because the Confederacy did the same type of thing at the end of the Civil War…

Q: Why is the House pushing health care this week?

A: This is their best chance to get it passed. Once 2010 starts congressmen and women will be under siege. Apparently Nancy Pelosi has studied her Civil War history: At successive battles at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, the North Anna River and Cold Harbor, the casualty lists would grow, for both armies. However, Lee … Continue reading Q: Why is the House pushing health care this week?

A Good Conservative according to LGF these days

...is apparently a dead conservative. It's kind of Sheridanesque. In all seriousness Irving Krystal was an important man who was right on many things and the fact that Charles recognizes that is a good thing. It adds points to the Prince Alphonso index and keeps that slight hope alive that things will change for the … Continue reading A Good Conservative according to LGF these days

Pat Buchanan is right when he says Hitler didn’t want war per se…

...I'm sure he would have been perfectly happy if Poland and the rest of Europe submitted to his every whim and territorial demand every time without dispute. What else was he to do when they refused? (Sarcasm off) Buchanan has two huge unhealthy obsessions (his anti-communism is a good obsession) the first is the middle … Continue reading Pat Buchanan is right when he says Hitler didn’t want war per se…