Freedom of the Seas

On this date 100 years ago Germany revoked its pledges to keep submarine warfare to belligerents and began its policy of unrestricted submarine warfare. This (and the Zimmerman Telegram a bit later) were the major triggers for Wilson to get Congress to declare war on Germany in April of 1917.

Freedom of the seas […]

... and Justice for All?

[Please note this post, while linking to John Ziegler’s latest column in LawNewz.com and his “The World According to Zig” podcast, does not have anything to do with Jerry Sandusky. The parallels are astounding, but not Penn State-related at all.]

If only more (alleged) reporters had a modicum of John Ziegler’s and Ralph Cipriano’s […]

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The 18th Amendment, authorizing the outlawing of alcoholic beverages was ratified on this date in 1919

Germany is Being Sued for Reparations for Genocide

No not THAT one… back to an earlier regime and a different continent. From The Telegraph (UK):

Germany is facing a court case in the US and demands for reparations over a forgotten genocide in Africa that is seen as a precursor to the Holocaust.

Representatives of the Herero and Nama peoples have filed […]

From the Trailer Park: Denial

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

Based on a true case from UK courts in 2000.

Why Trump is Right and Floyd Is An Elitist Hypocrite

The view from Floyd’s office.

In this comment:

Floyd Turbo gets on his high horse and tells unemployed blue collar folks they need to suck it up. Our Wal-Marts are full of cheap goods from China that make life for the Turbos peachy-keen, so the Trump’kins can take their protectionism and stuff it.

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Black Lies (Sadly) Matter

From filmmaker Pheim McAleer. Caution, trolls and other assorted id’jut-fools: facts contained herein:

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Ireland. We are here on vacation but had to write to you when we saw the news about Baton Rouge. From here it’s difficult to get full details on the shooting but it seems like another “Black Lives […]

From The Trailer Park - Loving

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, who in 1958 were jailed by evil, racist Democrats for their interracial marriage, and later challenged those evil, racist Democrats in court for their right to be married.

Stars Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Ruth Negga (Agents of SHIELD), Michael Shannon (Man of Steel) and Martin Csokas (Lord […]

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