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Frank Buckles, the very last American soldier to serve in the Great War - the War to End All Wars - that is, World War I, passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, at the venerable age of 110. Now John Boehner, ...
by blonde moment
Comment Count 139 comments on Fri Mar 04, 2011 at 08:52 AM PST with 227 Recommends
Historical analogies that rely for strength upon generally-held assumptions – often exemplified by a folksy appeal to authority in the form of the phrase, "they say" – carry with them ...
by Unitary Moonbat
Comment Count 146 comments on Sun Dec 02, 2007 at 06:22 PM PST with 132 Recommends
by JaxDem
Comment Count 112 comments on Thu Dec 09, 2010 at 05:25 PM PST with 103 Recommends
You may have heard the story before but let me tell it once again. On the muddy fields of Flanders on 24-25 December 1914 ...
by TexDem
Comment Count 1130 comments on Fri Dec 24, 2010 at 07:29 AM PST with 95 Recommends
“The war should be a tremendous opportunity for America.” —J.P. Morgan, personal letter to President Woodrow Wilson, September 4, 1914 Just days after the assassination of Archduke ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 75 comments on Sun Jun 29, 2014 at 10:54 AM PDT with 85 Recommends
As of last night, a US marshall, 2 state police and a county police are all over Mr. Hixon's area, serving notices to farmers that they are being sued by Monsanto. They arrive in pairs, with two ...
by Scaredhuman
Comment Count 136 comments on Sat Jan 10, 2009 at 02:36 PM PST with 83 Recommends
The spoken intro to the song is the "true story" although the event in the song really did happen. Written by John McCutcheon for his 1984 Album, Winter Solstice, it tells the story of the Christmas ...
by BOHICA
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 05:16 AM PST with 74 Recommends
This is a true story about a real person. A young man immigrates to America. He is persuaded to leave the village where he grew up by his Uncle, who promises him a job and a place to stay. He goes ...
by ruleoflaw
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 04:56 PM PST with 73 Recommends
When last we looked at Libya, American sails were disappearing over the horizon, leaving a bunch of shattered pirate egos in their wake – but that shouldn't be the only lesson we take from ...
by Unitary Moonbat
Comment Count 31 comments on Tue Mar 29, 2011 at 06:21 PM PDT with 70 Recommends
_"We did what we could but it was not enough because I found you here. All of you are not just names on the wall, you are alive. Your blood's on my hands, your screams in my ears, your eyes in my ...
by blueness
Comment Count 58 comments on Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 03:44 PM PST with 70 Recommends
Courtesy of the Defense ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 156 comments on Fri Mar 04, 2011 at 10:00 AM PST with 54 Recommends
By Stephen Yellin One hundred years ago today a 19-year old terrorist fired the first shots of what ultimately became the First World War. The consequences of his act, taken with other acolytes of ...
by MrLiberal
Comment Count 36 comments on Sat Jun 28, 2014 at 08:18 AM PDT with 49 Recommends
War is brutal and unrelenting as its runs it course. It does not care who or what gets in its way. It is a living thing, and destroys all that is in its path. Old men send young men to fight over ...
by Mark E Andersen
Comment Count 27 comments on Thu Dec 25, 2014 at 01:30 PM PST with 48 Recommends
We owe our troops so ...
by The Fat Lady Sings
Comment Count 27 comments on Mon May 25, 2009 at 11:20 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
“The war will be over by Christmas.” A popular sentiment as the “Great War” started; it would be shortly dashed as the stalemate of trench warfare emerged as the status quo. And then ...
by BOHICA
Comment Count 18 comments on Mon Dec 23, 2013 at 03:11 AM PST with 30 Recommends
And what Anniversary would that be, you ask, Well: Of President Franklin Roosevelt's signing of the GI Bill, which enabled millions of veterans to go to college, and is credited ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jun 23, 2008 at 05:50 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
That question is asked in the last verse of one of the saddest songs ever written, "The Green Fields of France" by Eric Bogle. And I can't help but wonder, now Willie McBride, Do all those who lie ...
by BOHICA
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon May 27, 2013 at 06:17 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
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by jimstaro
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu Nov 11, 2010 at 05:12 AM PST with 28 Recommends
In 1938 Congress proclaimed; “...it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace ...
by BOHICA
Comment Count 25 comments on Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 04:52 AM PST with 28 Recommends
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 6:30 Eastern. Feel free to volunteer to take a day - ...
by JaxDem
Comment Count 37 comments on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 03:30 AM PST with 25 Recommends