Tag Archives: US Civil War

Happy Juneteenth Day

It’s nice to see what was often a Texas-based holiday finally become a National Holiday in the US. The more amazing thing was how many Republicans voted with the Democrats on this. Currently, they can’t even have a compromise on … Continue reading

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My fashion rebuttal to the lie called The Lost Cause

The events of this week got me to step up on a hat I’ve been wanting to own for years. A US  Army Cavalry hat from the Civil War and (probably) Indian Wars period. I will need to hunt down … Continue reading

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Bad Company

Besides being the first movie to use the title Bad Company (the name reappeared in 1995 and 2002, both as modern Action flicks), we can also blame the 1972 period piece for giving the AOR band its name; Paul Rodgers loved … Continue reading

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1820: Missouri Compromise

Congress back then found a way to kick the can down the road on slavery by admitting Missouri into the US as a slave state if Maine joined as a free state. Thus setting off the continuing battle of always … Continue reading

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1864: Grant promoted to General of the (US) Army

After firing numerous generals and getting a resounding “no” from Italian hero Garibaldi, President Lincoln finally found the commander he could trust to defeat the Confederacy once and for all. Grant was also the only officer who didn’t suffer any … Continue reading

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1809: Charles Darwin & Abraham Lincoln born

As Emo Philips has a joke: Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln have the same birthday which is fitting because they’re the two biggest enemies of the South. Being an American living in any region, even abroad, it is a painfully … Continue reading

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An inaccurate and overdue plaque to be removed

Despite the Texas State Preservation Board voting unanimously to remove a plaque that states an outright lie about the Confederacy, I expect Neo Confederate apologists (aka Racists) will step up a misinformation campaign to keep it. Plus this is Texas, we … Continue reading

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UT takes down offensive statues

The above bit from The Daily Show back in May sums up my position about these Confederate statues. They’re monuments to traitors who fought against America. Davis and Lee are nowhere on the same scale as Jefferson, Washington or Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Our Man in Charleston by Christopher Dickey

My first book from the Pflugerville Public Library! Visiting the place has been one of the good discoveries during my Summer journey. I’ve lived at my house for almost 14 years and never checked out the joint. During the initial trip … Continue reading

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1865: The First Juneteenth Day

This lesser-known celebration and anniversary has been gaining traction. I only heard about when I moved to Austin 20 years ago since it was mostly a Texas thing. Small wonder since this state was mostly eliminated from the Civil War … Continue reading

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1865: Lee surrenders to Grant, US Civil War officially ends

One hundred and fifty years later, the South (or the coalition called Dixie) continues to be a thorn in the side of progress because they’re sore losers: the Civil Rights movements, Marriage Equality, Climate Change, Evolution and their traitorous racist flag. … Continue reading

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1865: Appomattox Campaign begins

The noose finally began to tighten against General Lee (who should be remembered as a traitor in the same vein as Bowe Bergdahl, Benedict Arnold and Kim Philby) as General Grant’s attrition tactics were paying off. The Confederate forces had … Continue reading

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1864: Sherman’s march to the sea begins

Today is the 150th anniversary of General Sherman’s controversial move to deliver the killing blow to the illegitimate Confederate regime. I’ve heard a couple Confederate apologists over the years in Austin bring up the horrors of Sherman’s forces: theft, arson and … Continue reading

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1863: The Battle of Gettysburg

I may have missed the 150th anniversary of this crucial battle but I saw some article about Ku Kluxers using the battlefield/park as a platform to spew their bullshit. Continuing that proud tradition…demonstrating what sore losers reside in the South. … Continue reading

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