Saturday Open Thread

Albert Einstein and his daughter become citizens of the United States rather than return to Germany under Hitler. October 1, 1940.

— History In Pictures (@HistoryInPix) September 8, 2017

Getting The Band Back Together

Fantastic ad from that brings together the modern descendants of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Quite a lineage to be a part of.

Marilyn Says Be Safe Out There…

and nothing says “freedom” more than this:

Saturday Open Thread 

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Men of the 16th Infantry Regiment, U.S. 1st Infantry Division wade ashore on Omaha Beach on the morning of 6 June 1944.


Memorial Day Open Thread

Wednesday Open Thread

Great moment from the Oilers-Ducks game the other day in Edmonton. When the musician’s microphone didn’t work, the entire (Canadian) crowd enthusiastically belted out the Star Spangled Banner. And people wonder why I watch hockey instead of football.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Happy birthday to the great Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. He is, of course, best known for his classic children’s books, but his other work included drawing pro-U.S. propaganda cartoons during WWII. Here’s one of them:


Shut up! I’m not crying, you’re crying!

This was easily the best commercial of the Super Bowl, and it didn’t even air until after the game. (Seriously, we had to get the angelic illegal aliens commercial during the game but not this?!) Well done, Hyundai and Peter Berg. Well done.