April 8, 1865. On the eve of surrender
continued from yesterday Grant received Lee’s message after midnight and replied early in the morning giving his terms for surrender: General R.E. Lee, Commanding C.S.A.: Your note of last evening in reply to mine of the same date, asking the conditions on which I will accept the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, is just received. In reply I would say that, peace being | Read More »
Kissinger and Schultz: Iran deal brings region closer to nuclear war
If there was ever a sign that the foreign policy establishment is beginning to look askance at Obama’s nuclear deal, one need look no further than today’s Wall Street Journal. Two former secretaries of state and foreign policy icons, Henry Kissinger and George Schultz, join forces in pointing out the danger Obama is courting in this deal. While giving Obama credit for the best intentions | Read More »
More on the California Water Waster Fink Squads.
Get used to the phrase ‘water waster.’ California is going to be using that a lot.
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You Will Be Made To Worship Their god
The opponents of RFRA are still quick to deploy their “separation of church and state cliché, but one side is demanding that the state fine people for declining to participate in a religious service. It isn’t mine. It’s the ACLU and its allies who are ready to use the power of the state to compel unwilling people to participate in religious services.
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Why Do Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s Rape Stories Keep Falling Apart?
As of this moment, we are now up to three stories about rape that Sabrina Rubin Erdely has written that would not pass responsible journalistic muster. The most prominent, of course, being the now-withdrawn and discredited UVA hoax, the second being this story about “Billy Doe” in Philadelphia, and the third being her story about Petty Officer Rebecca Blumer. Sabrina Rubin Erdely is trying to | Read More »
Ted Cruz will have the money to compete.
There are only four words we need to take away from this Bloomberg report about Ted Cruz SuperPAC fundraising: Thirty one million dollars. I don’t know whether he will win or not, but Ted Cruz will be able to raise the money to compete in this Presidential primary season.
South Carolina Police Officer Charged with Murder After Shooting Unarmed Man in the Back
Here is a story that once again demonstrates that the most important public service you can perform is to record the police at every opportunity. I was first alerted to this story by Ace, who has a portion of the video at his site. A longer version of the video is available at the New York Times, who apparently were the original recipients of the | Read More »
The Cavaliers Sue The Roundheads
Says it all about fake rape charges. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A fraternity at the University of Virginia announced Monday that it will “pursue all available legal action” against Rolling Stone, saying a Columbia Journalism School review shows the magazine acted recklessly and defamed its members by publishing an article that falsely accused them of gang rape. “The Rolling Stone article | Read More »
Though not yet announcing a Presidential campaign, Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas is coming out pretty forcefully on dealing with national security and Islamic terrorism. He has a piece here at RedState this morning on the very issue. He’s also out with a new video on the subject — one that I think resonates. As someone who hates snakes, I’ll have nightmares from the video, | Read More »
Crisis management is not a strategy- neither is isolationism
From Christian decapitations to radical Islamist victory marches, crisis and chaos is erupting across the world. The Obama Administration’s “crisis management” foreign policy has produced one thing: anarchy. In Syria, President Obama drew a “red-line.” President Bashar al-Assad responded by launching chemical attacks against women and children. In Egypt, our longtime ally, Obama’s team willingly accepted the disastrous power grab by the Muslim Brotherhood. Instead | Read More »
Salon’s Brittney Cooper has Lost Her Faith and Her Mind
Britney Cooper thinks she’s cornered the market on Jesus. A white-hating, microaggression-avoiding, birth-control-loving, sexually free, and “possibly queer” Jesus. Of course she’s lost her mind, along with whatever faith she has as a “practicing Christian.” Then again, Salon.com published this puddle of intellectual putrescence because they need the clicks, right? As a practicing Christian, I am deeply incensed by these calls for restoration and reclamation | Read More »
Obamacare’s rather foolish birth control mandate gets another day in court.
The Democrats would have been better suited to never have a birth control mandate in the first place.
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April 7, 1865. Prelude to Appomattox
On April 6, 1865, the Army of Northern Virginia lost 8,700 men, about one-fifth of its strength, at the Battle of Sayler’s Creek. As a result, Lee lost his rearguard and any hope he had of eluding Grant and linking up with Joe Johnston in North Carolina vanished. Lee, observing the action, was heard to say “My God! Has the army been dissolved?” Moreover, the | Read More »