Posts in category "peace and war"
Rattling his sabers, McCain Is now itching to fight in Ukraine. He likes nothing more Than another bad war, Repetition of which is insane.
Wall Street is booming again. Setting records every few days. Wealth is being created on an enormous scale. But the market’s high tide is not lifting all boats. The gap between the rich and poor in America keeps widening. The 400 most wealthy Americans own more productive capital than the bottom 150 million Americans... Read more »
In search of some informed insight on what to do about the tinderbox in Iraq, the Today Show went slumming this morning. They called on, of all people, Paul Bremer. I’ll give you a few moments to recover from the shock. Yes, Paul Bremer. He was the guy Bush II appointed to govern Iraq... Read more »
Born today was Andrew Jackson Who, some might say, with all the facts in, Was a president of the first rank. Not the least for opposing a National Bank. “Every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add… artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to... Read more »
Born today was Abraham Lincoln. Two years of war with the South got him thinkin’: “While we save our Union from its dissolution, Let’s also abolish its peculiar institution.”
Born today was Stephen Decatur American sea captain and navigator. He made our early navy strong And said ‘My country, right or wrong.’ * If right, he’d die for it in any fight. If wrong, he’d always strive to make it right. One of America’s greatest naval heroes, Decatur met an untimely death in a... Read more »
Born today was Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War when Lincoln put Grant in. Lincoln’s rival as Goodwin describes in her pages, But a friend at the end when he cried ”He belongs to the ages.”
This is the birthday of Pope Francis. The College of Cardinals really took chances By electing a pontiff who’s earnestly busy Imitating the life of the Saint from Assisi.
Born today was Nostradamus. On his prophecy props, I’m a true Doubting Thomas. You can decode a text anyway that you choose When essentially cryptic and clearly abstruse.
Born today was Franklin Pierce, While president, sectional strife was fierce. An irrepressible conflict was fact When he signed the Kansas-Nebraska Act. “The Kansas-Nebraska Act was an 1854 bill that mandated “popular sovereignty”–allowing settlers of a territory to decide whether slavery would be allowed within a new state’s borders. Proposed by Stephen A. Douglas–Abraham Lincoln’s... Read more »