Historical happenings

12/15/1924 ~ The Soviet Union warns the United States against repeated entry of ships into Soviet territorial waters.

12/15/1946 ~ Vietnam leader Ho Chi Minh sends a note to the new French Premier, Leon Blum, asking for peace talks.

12/15/1978 ~ US President Jimmy Carter announces the United States will recognize the People’s Republic of China and will sever all relations with Taiwan.


Ponder this

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

~ Vincent Van Gogh

Daily Insanity

After hearing all this…

Laissez le bon temps rouler

Robert Heinlein once said,”Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.” We’re seeing it more and more each day.

Peace through bearing arms…from Rico

Being armed (and using them) has worked awfully well in dealing with the religion of the perpetually offended, and it should work when dealing with “progressive” snowflakes shooting-off their pc-mouths, too.

Am armed society is a polite society, as muggers, car-jackers, and home-invaders are discovering.

Historical happenings

12/13/1814 ~ General Andrew Jackson announces martial law in New Orleans, Louisiana, as British troops disembark at Lake Borne, 40 miles east of the city. The Battle of New Orleans

12/13/1951 ~ After meeting with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, President Harry S Truman vows to purge all disloyal government workers.

12/13/1972 ~ Astronaut Gene Cernan climbs into his lunar lander on the moon and prepares to lift off. He is the last man to set foot on the moon.

Historical happenings

12/12/1901 ~ Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio transmission in St. John’s Newfoundland.

12/12/1930 ~ The Spanish Civil War begins as rebels take a border town.

12/12/2000 ~ The US Supreme Court announces its decision in Bush v. Gore, effectively ending legal challenges to the results of that year’s presidential election.

Historical happenings

12/11/1882 ~ A production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe at Boston’s Bijou Theatre becomes the first performance in a theatre lit by incandescent electric lights.

12/11/1930 ~ As the economic crisis grows, the Bank of the United States closes its doors.

12/11/1972 ~ Challenger, the lunar lander for Apollo 17, touches down on the moon’s surface. This is the last time that men visit the moon.