From the Open Thread to here, a tribute to one of America’s finest, a genuine hero (more on that later), as written by Tom Verducci, one of the (if not the) finest writers on baseball. I know you’re already making ’em double-over in laughter up above, Yogi!
Shortly after George H. W. Bush won […]
Here’s the CV on the new Secretary of the Army, Eric Fanning:
he’s young (46) and callow, a career midrange bureaucrat without significant executive experience or private-sector experience, He has never served in the military He is also a proponent of the nuclear armament of Iran, He is also a former CBS reporter, in […]
Photographer Thom Atkinson has collected and photographed the complete Soldier’s Kits (uniform, weapons, armor and assorted equipment) worn by British soldiers in a variety of battles from the last 1000 years. The resulting photoseries, “Soldier’s Inventories”, is a fascinating window into military history and the daily life of the average soldier. Atkinson noted that while […]
Stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Eric Bana, Ben Foster
On this date in 1860 at teh Republican National Convention, Abraham Lincoln defeated William Seward for the Republican nomination for President.
On this day in 1787 the constitutional convention began in Philadelphia.
Hancock’s Corps Assaulting the Works at the “Bloody Angle” by William T. Trego (1887)
On this date in 1863 the Union’s assault on “The Bloody Angle” during the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse resulted in over 17,000 casualties and is considered by many the most intense day of fighting in the Civil War.
Pigman 4 Life, that’s me!