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  • The Royal Couple in Pictures

    05/20/2018 8:39:44 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 19 May 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Well, today was the big day for Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, so it seems appropriate to offer a few Royal romances as our Saturday movie date. The most directly relevant movie, Royal Wedding, made in 1947, was set in London against the background of Prince Harry's grandparents' nuptials and starred Fred Astaire and an actress whose dad was an actual guest at the actual real-life wedding - Sarah Churchill, daughter of Winston. But I'll say a few words about that tomorrow night in our Song of the Week department, and today cast our net a...
  • Royal Wedding Emblematic of the Decline of the Church of England

    05/20/2018 9:46:25 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 139 replies
    https://pjmedia.com ^ | MAY 19, 2018 | BY PAULA BOLYARD
    The ceremony itself featured an African-American bishop who cited the American civil rights movement and quoted Martin Luther King Jr. as often as he did Jesus. The couple opted for a secular song, “Stand by Me,” performed by a predominantly black gospel choir—jaws literally dropped—in addition to old-school Christian hymns sung by the congregation. The traditional Anglican vows were altered slightly to allow the outspoken feminist Markle to opt out of the traditional promise to obey her husband. While the acceptance of people of color into the royal fold is a welcome and long-overdue change, the acceptance of divorce and...
  • Harry and Meghan’s English, Scottish, and Irish Titles Confirmed

    05/19/2018 2:27:31 PM PDT · by davikkm · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART LONDON
    (AFP) — Prince Harry and his bride Meghan Markle will be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after their wedding on Saturday, Buckingham Palace announced just hours before the ceremony. “The Queen has today been pleased to confer a dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel,” it said in a statement. “Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.” A dukedom is the highest rank in the British...
  • The Queen opts for a colourful ensemble in shades of lemon and lime for Harry and Meghan’s wedding

    05/19/2018 11:08:44 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2018 | Martha Cliff
    The Queen has officially welcomed Meghan Markle to the royal family following her wedding to grandson Prince Harry. Earlier today the monarch bestowed the couple with the royal titles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Following the announcement the Queen attended the ceremony at St George's Chapel in Windsor on Saturday.
  • US bishop becomes break-out star of the royal show

    05/19/2018 7:35:22 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2018 | Hannah Parry
    A US bishop stole the show with his fiery address at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. The Most Reverend Michael Curry has been praised for his passionate speech which touched upon slavery, the Old Testament and even quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many of social media were delighted to see the American reverend 'shake up' the traditional royal proceedings. The preacher also provoked a few chuckles in the chapel - and even Harry and Meghan couldn't help but giggle at one point.
  • Meghan Markle will begin bridal procession alone, in bold feminist statement (new SJW Princess?)

    05/18/2018 1:12:00 PM PDT · by ethom · 178 replies
    CNN ^ | May 18 2018 | Max Foster
    Meghan Markle will make a striking feminist statement in her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, choosing not to be chaperoned for much of the procession down the aisle of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, CNN has learned. In an unprecedented step for a royal bride in the UK, Markle will walk unescorted down the aisle of the chapel nave, after being met at the West Door by a member of the clergy. She will be accompanied in this first part of the wedding procession only by her bridesmaids and page boys, with the senior church figure walking ahead. Prince Charles...
  • Washington crosses the Delaware (Christmas Day 1776)

    12/25/2017 5:30:30 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 43 replies
    During the American Revolution, Patriot General George Washington crosses the Delaware River with 5,400 troops, hoping to surprise a Hessian force celebrating Christmas at their winter quarters in Trenton, New Jersey. The unconventional attack came after several months of substantial defeats for Washington’s army that had resulted in the loss of New York City and other strategic points in the region. At about 11 p.m. on Christmas, Washington’s army commenced its crossing of the half-frozen river at three locations. The 2,400 soldiers led by Washington successfully braved the icy and freezing river and reached the New Jersey side of the...
  • Loyalists and Loyalism in the American Revolution

    Loyalists, those colonists that affirmed Britain’s authority over the colonies, were described at the time as "persons inimical to the liberties of America." In the republican ideology of the new nation, tories were vilified as offenders against the public good who acted out of ignorance, cupidity, or moral obtuseness. But if the political complexion between 1775 and 1783 is accurately described as equally divided among patriots, loyalists, and those diffident or disaffected, understanding loyalism is essential to unlocking the puzzle of revolutionary America. Between 60,000 and 80,000 Americans chose to go into exile after 1783. Among these were many of...
  • A Sigh Of Relief Heard Round The World!!!

    11/09/2016 4:41:30 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/16 | Dave Merrick
    America has just done its own Brexit on steroids! This, if we do it right, might be a second 1776!! It’s 3 AM my time, election night, and my feet have not touched the ground for the past couple of hours. The last active brain cells in my head are rattling around like a couple of BBs in a coffee can. The suspense of yesterday’s election was chilling, to say the least, and I am shot. I’m sure many of my readers are just as incredulously elated as I am. Finally shutting my eyes on a year of anticipation, these...
  • This Day In History: Aug 27, 1776 - The Battle of Brooklyn (aka, Battle of Long Island)

    08/27/2016 6:00:01 AM PDT · by ETL · 13 replies
    various sources
    The Battle of Long Island, also known as the Battle of Brooklyn and the Battle of Brooklyn Heights, fought on August 27, 1776, was the first major battle of the American Revolutionary War to take place after the United States declared its independence on July 4, 1776. It was a victory for the British Army and the beginning of a successful campaign that gave them control of the strategically important city of New York. In terms of troop deployment and fighting, it was the largest battle of the entire war.After defeating the British in the Siege of Boston on March...
  • This Day In History: Aug 22, 1776 - British Invasion Of New York

    08/22/2016 5:10:38 AM PDT · by ETL · 34 replies
    various sources
    On August 22, Howe’s large army landed on Long Island, hoping to capture New York City and gain control of the Hudson River, a victory that would divide the rebellious colonies in half. On August 27, the Red Coats marched against the Patriot position at Brooklyn Heights, overcoming the Americans at Gowanus Pass and then outflanking the entire Continental Army. Howe failed to follow the advice of his subordinates and storm the redoubts at Brooklyn Heights, and on August 29 General Washington ordered a brilliant retreat to Manhattan by boat, thus saving the Continental Army from capture. At the Battle...
  • Vanity: George Washington to Trump: Courage and Bedrock Devotion to Country

    06/17/2016 6:24:13 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 19 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6/17/2016 | PoconoPundit
    We cannot find the smallest part of the personal weight of Washington in the narrative of his exploits.  The largest part of his power was latent.  This is that which we call Character, -- a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means.  What others effect by talent or by eloquence, this man accomplishes by some magnetism.  "Half his strength he put not forth."  His victories are by demonstration of superiority, and not by crossing of bayonets.  He conquers, because his arrival alters the face of affairs. R.  W.  Emerson, Character from Essays: Second Series (1844) While...
  • The Real Redcoats: How the British fought the American Revolution—bravely

    04/28/2016 8:03:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 107 replies
    American Conservative ^ | April 28, 2016 | Alan Pell Crawford
    A few paces west of the public beach in Yorktown, Virginia, is a little cave looking out toward the water. We all know Yorktown from history class. This is where, in October 1781, the British army commanded by Lord Cornwallis surrendered to the Americans under General George Washington and the French under the Comte de Rochambeau. It’s not much of a cave, really, but tourists by the thousands stop to peep into it, as they have for more than two centuries. It is known to this day as “Cornwallis’s Cave,” and for most of our history visitors have been told...
  • 240 years ago today, Spanish explorers reached San Francisco and founded the modern city

    03/28/2016 12:44:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    SFGate ^ | March 28, 2016 | Katie Dowd
    On March 28, 1776, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza and a small band of settlers reached San Francisco and laid the groundwork what would become the city's first major landmarks: the Presidio and Mission San Francisco de Asis. Captain de Anza's arrival in San Francisco was the culmination of a long trek from Arizona with 247 soldiers, women and children. The expedition was commissioned by the Mexican viceroy, who hoped to establish a permanent settlement there.
  • Today in History: Washington Launches Final Assault to End Siege of Boston – March 2, 1776

    03/02/2016 7:43:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    In the early days of the Revolutionary War, the British held a tight grip on the city of Boston. On April 19, 1775, colonial forces attempted to confront the British in Lexington and Concord. Although the British prevailed, this was the beginning of the siege of Boston.General Artemas Ward was given control over the various groups of militia by Brigadier General William Heath on April 20. Ward found it difficult to fully control the different militias but managed to position them in a siege line that ran from Roxbury to Chelsea which blocked in Boston and Charlestown.Ward’s forces were bolstered...
  • What Do We Do If Obama Invokes Martial Law?

    01/22/2016 5:25:25 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 157 replies
    January 22, 2016 | Righttackle 44
    You've heard the speculation. But what if it really happens? What do We collectively or individually do if Obama invokes martial law under some pretext? What if he orders American military forces to fire upon American citizens? Is there no chance this will happen? Or is there every chance this will happen?
  • Meet Hillary Clinton’s Enabler-in-Chief

    10/21/2015 5:30:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/21/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    It’s an ancient story: An innocent idealist sets out to change the world and in the process becomes what he hates most. “He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster,” Friedrich Nietzsche advised. That’s probably the best spin one can put on Sidney Blumenthal, the longtime Hillary Rodham Clinton aide and confidant. But it would be just that — spin — given that Blumenthal was never an idealist, never mind an innocent. He has remained the same man he was in 1976, when he co-edited Government by Gunplay: Assassination Conspiracy Theories from...
  • Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/23/2015 11:44:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a “trade agreement.” So click here to contact your Senators –- whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun “fast track” bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.
  • It's a girl! Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to princess

    05/02/2015 8:50:46 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 60 replies
    MSN, AP ^ | May 2, 2015 | Silvia Hui, Danica Kirka
    <p>LONDON (AP) — A princess is born.</p> <p>Prince William's wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, "was safely delivered of a daughter" Saturday morning, less than three hours after checking into St. Mary's Hospital in London, royal officials said.</p> <p>The newborn's name wasn't immediately announced. When her brother, Prince George, was born in 2013, royal officials waited two days before announcing his name.</p>
  • Sharyl Attkisson sues administration over computer hacking

    01/05/2015 4:18:19 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 5 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    Former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has sued the Justice Department over the hacking of her computers, officially accusing the Obama administration of illegal surveillance while she was reporting on administration scandals. In a series of legal filings that seek $35 million in damages, Attkisson alleges that three separate computer forensic exams showed that hackers used sophisticated methods to surreptitiously monitor her work between 2011 and 2013.