Posts in category "war"
“And so, yeah, there have been a couple of stumbles, all in our effort to show the American people that we’re here to listen to their priorities.” [John Boehner] “Earlier this month Boehner faced a rebellion within his House Republican caucus when several members tried to oust him after he got GOP members to support... Read more »
They tell us there’s reason for us to have fear, That evil is lurking alarmingly near. No matter the area You live in, hysteria In one form or other is bound to appear.
One hundred years ago today, the First Battle of the Marne began. Germany had declared war on France back on August 3. The very next day in response Great Britain did the same on Germany. The Marne is a river that flows into the Seine just north of Paris. On September 3 the Germans... Read more »
It was 98 years ago today that one of the fiercest, bloodiest battles of World War I was fought: The First Battle of the Somme. It was trench warfare. And France was the battleground. The trenches stretched across France from northwest to the Swiss border. The First Battle of the Somme would drag on for... Read more »
President Barack Obama Did apprehend and kill Osama. He’s ending what George Bush began In dangerous Afghanistan. And just in case you have lost track, Our troops have exited Iraq. But Republicans still give him grief For failing as Commander-in- Chief. They hint that like some Wizard of Oz, he Pulled the levers... Read more »
Today’s birthday? John Pope’s. One of Abe’s generals, one of his hopes. At Second Bull Run he did not score a ‘V’, Smashed into Stonewall, and Longstreet, and Lee.
[Larkin G. Mead's marble effigy of Ethan Allen in the National Statuary Hall. Given by Vermont in 1876] Born today was Ethan Allen. Colonial hero, but British felon. Anathema at King George’s court After taking Ticonderoga’s fort. [The cannon seized by Ethan Allen's forces at Fort Ticonderoga was later used effectively in the Battle for... Read more »
Born today was Edward Teller. “The nuclear fusion distinctively stellar For destruction is best,” he said with aplomb. And that’s how we got the hydrogen bomb.
Born today was Marshall Ney. When Napoleon lost, he had to pay The Allied executioner. C’est la vie? Nay, c’est la guerre. Ney, who was one of the military heroes of the Russian campaign (where Napoleon dubbed him “bravest of the brave”) and a gallant commander in many other key battles, would eventually plot... Read more »
Born today was Isaac Asimov. To his memory I bid a fond mazel tov. Prolific author of fiction and non- Somewhere, I wonder, if he’s writing on. I won’t pretend to be objective about Isaac Asimov. I may have read more of his books than any other author’s. He wrote more than 500 of them. ... Read more »