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  • 72 Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston

    06/23/2016 5:03:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 59 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Jun 20, 2016 1:33 PM | Tyler Durden
    It could never happen here, right? Boston – National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, the Massachusetts Governor declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. The Governor blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the...
  • Seventy-Two Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston

    06/16/2016 8:13:52 AM PDT · by dware · 65 replies
    DC Gazette ^ | 07.29.2014 | Ed Schriber Col. USMC (Ret.)
    National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group's organizers as criminals, issued an executive order...
  • Massachusetts Town Battle Over Second Amendment

    06/06/2016 11:05:35 AM PDT · by pabianice · 24 replies
    GOAL ^ | 6/6/16 | Sweeny
    This story is not over. Lexington and Longmeadow. They will be back. Lexington and Longmeadow, fac- ing similar attacks on our Second Amendment render different re- sults. As our readers are well aware by now, the residents of multiple municipalities throughout the Commonwealth were taken by surprise upon discovering their guaranteed freedom under attack within their city or town. What transpired was truly a tale of two towns. The anti-Second Amendment ar- ticles filed in Longmeadow and Lexington were startlingly similar, almost word for word in many ar- eas. Both articles focused on banning property, restricting freedom and harassment of...

    04/20/2016 10:37:59 PM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 5 replies
    Ann ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ann Coulter
    NEW YORK COMMEMORATES PATRIOTS DAY! April 20, 2016 So that you won't be fooled by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow claiming Second Amendment supporters were celebrating the Oklahoma City bombing this week -- as she has on April 19 in years past -- Tuesday was the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, a date all Americans used to know. This year, New Yorkers celebrated by voting to keep the country that was christened in blood at Lexington and Concord. Until Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, most Americans knew as little about Paul Revere's ride as Rachel Maddow does today. Listen my...
  • History Comes on Horseback in Lexington (Reenactment Helps Kick Off Patriots Day)

    04/19/2016 2:46:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Boston globe ^ | APRIL 18, 2016 | Joshua Miller
    History came on horseback here early Monday morning, with the breathless cries of a rider warning: “The Regulars are just down the road! They’re massing for battle.” Decked in lobster-red, marching up what’s now Massachusetts Avenue and onto the Common, the British soldiers did come, finding a ragtag band of local militiamen standing their ground, unwilling to disperse. The story of what happened next — the shot of unknown provenance, the lopsided battle, the American Revolution — has been told and retold for 241 years. But it was fresh to some of the thousands of spectators and performers at the...
  • Today, April 16 1775 is the Anniversary of the "Shot Heard Around the World"

    04/19/2016 10:41:28 AM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 21 replies
    Emerson Central ^ | April 6, 1836 | Ralph Waldo Emerson
    241 years ago today, April 16 1775. 77 men gathered on Lexington Commons to face down 400 soldiers sent by a government that wanted to take away their freedom. "Concord Hymn" by Ralph Waldo Emerson By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world, The foe long since in silence slept, Alike the Conqueror silent sleeps, And Time the ruined bridge has swept Down the dark stream which seaward creeps. On this green bank, by this soft stream, We set to-day...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Lexington Mayor Jim Gray running against US Sen. Rand Paul

    01/26/2016 2:46:37 PM PST · by brothers4thID · 12 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 1-26-2016 | Sam Youngman
    Lexington Mayor Jim Gray filed to run for the U.S. Senate Tuesday morning as a Democrat, declaring his candidacy to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on the day of Kentucky’s filing deadline. Gray, 62, told the Herald-Leader Monday night that he decided to challenge Paul last week and that he “absolutely” thinks he can win despite the state’s rightward lurch and widespread disapproval of President Barack Obama. Read more here:
  • In the middle of white Nebraska, Lexington is almost two-thirds Hispanic (2012)

    09/01/2015 1:20:43 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 36 replies
    Traveling with Twain ^ | 01/05/2015 | Loren Ghiglione
    “The writing was on the wall,” says Rev. Paul J. Colling, the 54-year-old pastor of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Lexington, Nebraska, who also serves as vicar for Hispanic issues for the Grand Island diocese, 50,000 square miles of Nebraska that extends north to South Dakota and west to Wyoming. He remembers the life-or-death decision faced by the region’s small towns. They could remain virtually 100 percent white, a choice favored by many residents, and lose their few factories to plants in other towns that welcomed low-pay, nonunion workers, a majority of them immigrants. Or the communities could try to avoid...
  • Step Up on Immigration

    08/29/2015 4:56:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    More than a few Republican graybeards are panicking about how the rise of Donald Trump is pulling at the seams of the GOP’s big tent. However, the Republican establishment itself has played a big role in creating this particular Frankenstein’s monster. In September 2014, I found myself in Lexington, Nebraska, population 10,230. I was at a campaign stop with the soon-to-be-elected junior senator from Nebraska, and it seemed as if voters in this small town wanted to talk about one issue in particular. Just a few weeks earlier—right before school was to start—the federal government had showed up in Lexington...
  • Andy Beshear's campaign attempts to have GOP ad pulled; RAGA defends first ad of cycle

    07/18/2015 1:45:37 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/17/2015 | Nick Storm
    The campaign of Democratic attorney general candidate Andy Beshear is attempting to have an ad by the Republican Attorneys General Association removed from Lexington airwaves. The ad first was launched on Tuesday in the Lexington market where the 30-second spot is airing on: WLEX-TV, WKYT-TV and WTVQ-TV. As previously reported, the spot highlights Republican candidate Whitney Westerfield, a Hopkinsville attorney and the state Senate Judiciary chairman, as having spent time as a prosecutor “who put criminals behind bars.” The ad targets Beshear for having a lack of law enforcement experience, having a campaign “funded by special interests he would oversee...
  • Lexington attorney wants UK games off “conservative” radio stations

    07/07/2015 5:00:05 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Kentucky Sports Radio ^ | July 7, 2015 | Drew Franklin
    Richard F. Dawahare wants University of Kentucky games pulled from WLAP, the home of all things Wildcats and KSR’s radio shows (morning, pregame and postgame) in Lexington. Dawahare, an attorney, writes, “It is no secret that these stations are exclusive provinces of conservative ideology. They spew propaganda with a breathtaking lack of regard for truth and with a pervasive tone of contempt and ridicule for those with a different perspective.”
  • Former preacher wants second trial on sexual abuse charges moved from Rockbridge (VA)

    07/01/2015 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | June 30, 2015 | Laurence Hammack
    LEXINGTON — A former pastor charged with molesting a teenage boy from his church is asking that his upcoming trial be moved from Rockbridge County. Larry McKinley Clark’s attorney argued Tuesday that extensive publicity about the case would make it all but impossible to seat an impartial jury. Complicating the problem for Clark, attorney Dirk Padgett said, that news media coverage includes that of an earlier trial in which Clark was convicted of sexually abusing a second young parishioner. “I do think it raises it to a different level if [potential jurors] are aware of a conviction,” Padgett argued during...
  • War in the Pacific , Coral Sea [Video]

    05/08/2015 7:19:31 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Part I. The Pacific in Eruption. A segment on the WWII Battle of Coral Sea from the series War in the Pacific.
  • American Hero: Samuel Whittemore (80 Years Old!) Takes on the Redcoats on April 18, 1775

    07/04/2006 6:16:02 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 33 replies · 1,347+ views
    Bob ^ | Unknown | Bob Harwell
    As darkness began to set in, colonials began to attack the front of the column. There were a few cavalry units made up of older, experienced men who rode to within shot of the front of the column, dismounted and fired with great accuracy, then mounting and riding away only to reappear elsewhere. Now and then, the Regulars would fire cannon scattering the Militia who would quickly materialize again as the British column approached Menotomy. At Jason Russel’s house, British soldiers invaded the house killing eleven Americans, including Russel who was later found bayoneted at the foot of the stairs....
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord - April 19, 1775

    02/11/2002 2:52:11 PM PST · by 45Auto · 31 replies · 4,941+ views
    On the 15 of April 1775, when General Thomas Gage, British Military Governor of Massachusetts, was ordered to destroy the rebel's military stores at Concord. To accomplish this he assembled the "Flanking units", including Light Infantry and Grenadiers, from his Boston Garrison. In charge he put Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith and Marine Major John Pitcairn. He also composed a relief column under the command of Lord Hugh Percy to leave 6 hours after the main column. In an attempt at secrecy he did not tell his officers his plan until the last minute. The problem with his security measures were ...
  • What's so important about April 19, 1775 (history lesson)

    04/02/2009 9:18:45 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 26 replies · 1,815+ views
    What's so important about April 19,l 1775 Why April 19, 1775?The day prior, an “unimpeachable source” (believed to be British General Gage’s American-born wife) informed Dr. Joseph Warren that British troops would deploy for Concord the night of April 18, in order to seize Colonial military supplies believed to be stored there. This wasn’t the first time they had done so—in September of the previous year they had seized 250 barrels of gunpowder from the Massachusetts Provincial Powder House in Charlestown. The route the British planned to take was not initially known: they might take boats from Boston to...
  • The Shot Heard 'Round the World'(April 19, 1775)

    04/19/2008 9:45:53 PM PDT · by kingattax · 36 replies · 57+ views
    It's been 233 years since a scared but determined group of Massachusetts militiamen stood on the village green in Lexington and faced off with British regulars who had entered the town searching for powder and ball. No one knows who fired the first shot but the result was tragic. Eight militiamen were killed and 10 wounded in the first pitched battle of the Revolution. No one could have forseen what would ensue over the coming years; independence, hardship, civil war, and the final victory at Yorktown. But there is little doubt that as a result of British oppression in Massachusetts,...
  • McConnell keeps agenda for a Republican Senate close to his vest

    10/31/2014 2:37:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | October 31, 2014 | BY SAM YOUNGMAN
    Edging closer to his lifelong dream of leading a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell has been largely quiet about what specific agenda his potential new majority would pursue. "This is not the time to lay out an agenda," McConnell told reporters Friday after an event in Lexington. "But I will say this: Divided government in the past has been pretty effective." "It's never a good idea to tell the other side what the first play is going to be, but I think it's safe to say we'll have a very different direction for the country," McConnell...

    05/23/2014 6:45:21 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 23 replies
    Grasstopsusa ^ | 5/23/2014 | Don Feder
    It's become a tradition. Every Memorial Day, our family goes to the Concord Battlefield, not far from our home, where Americans first fell fighting for freedom. Now The Minute Man National Park, it's 967 acres of winding trails, flower beds, stately trees and the meandering Concord River. This is the place where America began. Words must be spoken or written – as they were in Philadelphia in 1776. But it's cold steel that gives them force. On April 19, 1775, we showed our mettle. Emerson's poem still stirs the soul: "By the rude bridge that arched the flood, their flag...
  • Christopher Swindell: Gun safety debate is B.S.

    06/02/2013 11:32:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies
    The Charleston Gazette (WV) ^ | 5-30-2013 | Christopher Swindell
    Watching the celebration at the NRA convention over the defeat of background checks was the most nauseating experience of the day. I am not a New York gun control liberal, either. I support a shotgun for home defense, a handgun for limited conceal/carry, and an assortment of hunting rifles to balance West Virginia's exploding deer population (as evidenced by hourly collisions with cars). So, I am hardly out of the mainstream. But, the gun safety debate is B.S. This foaming at the mouth, Obamar is coming for the guns, Nanny Bloomberg is a bad billionaire, and most despicable of all,...
  • Meet the journalism professor who says NRA members are treasonous, should be executed

    06/03/2013 6:23:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 44 replies ^ | 6-3-2013 | Eric Owens
    In a bizarre op-ed in The Charleston Gazette last week, journalism professor Christopher Swindell argued that the National Rifle Association “advocates armed rebellion against the duly elected government of the United States of America.” Stirring words, to be sure, but Swindell was hardly done — not even close. He also said that the NRA is guilty of “treason” “worthy of the firing squad.” “To support the new NRA president’s agenda of arming the populace for confrontation with the government is bloody treason,” Swindell charged in his wacky essay. After briefly playing the race card and alluding to the Civil War,...
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    04/19/2014 6:15:45 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 10 replies
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. They were fought on April 19, 1775, in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy (present-day Arlington), and Cambridge, near Boston. The battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in the mainland of British North America.
  • Boston Makes Final Preparations for 2014 Marathon

    03/10/2014 5:16:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 10, 2014 | n/a
    "Boston Makes Final Preparations for 2014 Marathon New protocols will "preserve the traditional feel and character of the Boston Marathon" after 2013 bombings." 03/10/2014
  • Senate sends House bill to require ultrasounds before abortions

    02/08/2014 2:09:23 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/5/2014 | Nick Storm
    With a 33-5 vote, the Senate [Ky.] moved forward with legislation that would require a woman seeking an abortion to receive an ultrasound of the fetus and consult with a physician face to face. “Fans of pro-choice legislation — if they continue to make the argument that a mother would feel shame or guilt … I believe that is a tacit agreement with me that that’s a life,” Westerfield said. The debate on the bill was brief with Sen. Reginald Thomas, D-Lexington, questioning the constitutionality — and the need — for the bill. “The vast majority of early termination of...
  • Masterson Station (neighborhood association) foreclosure draws Lexington city council's attention

    12/04/2013 5:50:10 AM PST · by Renfield · 9 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) ^ | 12-4-2013 | Valarie Honeycutt Spears
    (Poster's note: this is the story of a neighborhood association forcing the foreclosure of a woman's home, that she had fully paid for, because she didn't pay her neighborhood association dues. Apparently, this is legal here in KY. This is one of the most outrageous things I've heard of.) In a rare case, the Masterson Station Neighborhood Association won a court judgment this year to foreclose on a Lexington woman's home. The Urban County Council decided on Tuesday to review the situation in which Ingrid Boak's home was sold at a master commissioner's sale because she did not pay a...
  • Thanksgiving In Jail For World's Most Busted Man (Henry Earl)

    11/27/2013 4:50:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | November 27, 2013
    The World's Most Arrested Man, a Kentuckian who has been busted more than 1500 times over the past four decades, will spend another Thanksgiving in jail, records show. Henry Earl, 64, is locked up in the Fayette County Detention Center--which one day should bear his name--following his arrest last month for public intoxication.
  • Lexington & Concord, Ft Sumter or Kasserine Pass?

    11/04/2013 5:47:23 PM PST · by ealgeone · 28 replies
    self | 11/04/13 | ealgeone
    In light of Obamacare, what's it going to be? Revolution? Succession? Utter defeat?
  • "April Morning" - April 19, 1775: The first day of the American Revolution (Movie Review)

    10/29/2013 5:44:13 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies ^ | August 22, 2001 | John Elsegood
    This is simply a gem of a movie based on Howard Fast's excellent 1962 novel,( which I still have), of the first day of hostilities between colonists and Britain. There may have been bigger blockbusters made about the American Revolution (The Patriot, Revolution etc) but to me this under- rated 1988 film is a true classic, capturing the quintessential decency of American colonial village life in Lexington and the developing tensions and conflict on that fateful day of 19th April 1775. I agree with the 2 previous reviewers that this film is a great teaching tool. It shows many things:...
  • Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston

    06/28/2013 1:24:38 PM PDT · by DelaWhere · 62 replies
    DelawareVolunteerGuard ^ | 6/26/13 | History Made Current
    Delaware Volunteer Guard shared America's Misled Patriots status. Tuesday Interesting take on events. Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston BOSTON National guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19th by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the...
  • Lexington Green Rally Permit Pulled – Alternate Site Being Arranged (Oathkeeper)

    04/18/2013 7:27:18 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    From the Trenches World Report ^ | April 17, 2013 | Admin
    Lexington Board of Selectmen wave victory flag for marathon attacker On April 16th the Lexington board of selectmen called an “emergency meeting” to discuss permit suspension for The Muster On The Battle Green. The permit was revoked under the guise of public safety. Video content can be viewed here. (at site) -- The “emergency meeting” assembled at 6:00PM but turned out to be a smoke and mirror show. The Lexington Patch reported that the permits have been revoked at 3:22PM April 16th. That is 2 hours and 38 minutes before it got voted on. As the organizer of this rally,...
  • Orders Issued to Seize Citizen's Guns (My title - flashback April 18, 1775)

    01/18/2013 4:21:37 AM PST · by abb · 32 replies
    Teaching American History ^ | April 18, 1775 | General Thomas Gage
    Orders from General Thomas Gage to Lieut. Colonel Smith, 10th Regiment ’Foot General Thomas Gage April 18, 1775 Boston, Massachusetts Lieut. Colonel Smith, 10th Regiment ’Foot, Sir, Having received intelligence, that a quantity of Ammunition, Provisions, Artillery, Tents and small Arms, have been collected at Concord, for the Avowed Purpose of raising and supporting a Rebellion against His Majesty, you will March with a Corps of Grenadiers and Light Infantry, put under your Command, with the utmost expedition and Secrecy to Concord, where you will seize and distroy all Artillery, Ammunition, Provisions, Tents, Small Arms, and all Military Stores whatever....
  • Revolution? Line in the Sand Drawn

    01/11/2013 8:05:20 AM PST · by arthurus · 81 replies
    Right Side news ^ | 11 January 2013 | Chuck Baldwin
    On April 19, 1775, British troops, some 800 strong, were dispatched to Concord, Massachusetts, to arrest Sam Adams and John Hancock and to seize a cache of weapons known to be stored at Concord. When Dr. Joseph Warren sent Paul Revere to warn Pastor Jonas Clark (in whose home Adams and Hancock were staying) that the Crown's troops were on their way to arrest the two men and seize the guns at Concord, he alerted his male congregants. About 60-70 men from the Church of Lexington stood armed on Lexington Green awaiting the Red Coats. Upon spotting the citizen militia,...
  • Chairman's Update: June & July 2012 (TX GOP excerpt)

    08/04/2012 6:32:27 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Republican Party of Texas ^ | August 2, 2012 | Steve Munisteri, Chairman, Republican Party of Texas
    I had a rare opportunity to start July off with a vacation. I had not had a single weekend off since Christmas, so I planned to try not to think about politics or the RPT for at least a week. I traveled to Boston to watch the July 4th fireworks and listen to the Boston Pops play patriotic songs. While I was up in Massachusetts, I had the wonderful opportunity to view the USS Constitution travel out to sea on her annual voyage to maintain her status as an active-duty naval vessel. The USS Constitution was commissioned in 1799 and...
  • Success of Ky. Bourbon Barrel Ale surprises even its company

    05/07/2012 8:23:42 AM PDT · by KyGeezer · 13 replies ^ | May 7, 2012 | Beverly Fortune
    Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, a local brew produced at a quaint brewery in downtown Lexington, is enjoying surging sales and developing plans for national distribution. This is the success the ale and Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. has enjoyed in the past 12 months: â–  In late 2011, Alltech began selling Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale in China, where it introduced the brew to the Beijing Horse Association. "Dxcel Distribution is the leading importer of American craft beer in China," said Matt Cordle, general manager and national sales manager of Lexington Brewing and Distilling. "The owner, Dean Lim, told us...
  • Courage and Inspiration, Across the Centuries

    04/20/2012 11:01:05 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 20, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of Lexington and Warsaw... By April 19, 1775, the British armed forces had been occupying Boston, Massachusetts for almost seven years. Soldiers demanded room and board from the residents of this religious town, founded over a century before by immigrants seeking a safe and hospitable place to live and work and practice their quiet, respectable, honorable denomination. But the British grew ever more tyrannical in the 1760s, until soldiers were underfoot, on the corner, in the shops, in the Bostonians’ very homes. Their freedom – the liberty their ancestors had braved the dangers of ocean voyage...
  • Kentucky fans riot after Final Four win

    04/02/2012 10:01:21 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 19 replies
    AP ^ | April 1, 2012 | AP via ABC local
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A day after raucous celebrations led to more than two dozen arrests, police said Sunday that they are ready to control crowds near the University of Kentucky's campus when the Wildcats play Kansas for the national championship. Lexington city police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts told The Associated Press on Sunday that several hundred officers will be out in force on Monday to help keep order. "We're prepared," she said. "We expect a majority of people to obey the law." Police plan a few adjustments from Saturday, when thousands of fans spilled onto streets after Kentucky defeated cross-state rival...
  • So You Say You Want a Revolution?

    02/07/2012 6:40:21 AM PST · by ebshumidors · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/7/12 | Ebben Raves
    Lexington Green. Dawn. April 19, 1775. Captain John Parker, commander of the Lexington militia, stood among seventy-some men, many of them kin, all of them neither rich nor poor, awaiting the arrival of the British Regulars. Facing overwhelming odds, Captain Parker turned to his men and said, "The first man who offers to run shall be shot down. Stand your ground! Don't fire until fired upon! But if they want to have a war, let it begin here!" Later that morning, on the training field just across the Concord River from the town of Concord, members of the colonial militia...
  • Patriots' Day: Battles of Lexington and Concord -1775- "The Shot Heard 'Round The World"

    04/19/2011 7:06:58 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 39 replies ^ | April 19, 2011
    Minute Man Monument at Lexington Green "By The Rude Bridge That Arched The Flood, Their Flag to April's Breeze Unfurled, Here Once The Embattled Farmers Stood, And Fired The Shot Heard Round The World."  wpi.eduDepartment of Military Science - Worcester Polytechnic Institute On the 15 of April 1775, when General Thomas Gage, British Military Governor of Massachusetts, was ordered to destroy the rebel's military stores at Concord. To accomplish this he assembled the "Flanking units", including Light Infantry and Grenadiers, from his Boston Garrison. In charge he put Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith and Marine Major John Pitcairn. He also composed...
  • Battle of Lexington - This day in History

    04/19/2011 2:05:14 AM PDT · by abb · 18 replies ^ | April 19, 2011 | Staff
    In February, the British Parliament declared the colony of Massachusetts to be in open rebellion and authorized British troops to kill the violent rebels. They were ordered to destroy all of the stores that had ammunition, rifles, or other arms. Lt. Gen. Thomas Gage, the commander-in-chief of the British Army in America, was given command to quell the rebellion. He gave the orders to the British troops to destroy stores and rebels. He thought that the citizens were planning to collect enough arms to form a rebellion. Some American spies learned of the British orders and sent word to the...
  • For Michele Bachmann, a pattern of getting facts wrong (Mixes up Rev War history in NH)

    03/12/2011 4:59:33 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | March 12, 2011 | JONATHAN MARTIN & KENDRA MARR
    Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s suggestion Saturday that the Revolutionary War began in Concord, N.H., rather than Lexington and Concord, Mass., marks the third time in recent months that the potential GOP presidential hopeful has committed a puzzling gaffe about history and current affairs. Making her first trek to New Hampshire as a 2012 prospect, Bachmann told a GOP crowd in Concord: “You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world at Lexington and Concord.” (snip) “She makes Sarah Palin look like Count Metternich,” groaned longtime GOP consultant Mike Murphy on Twitter after reading about the Concord confusion.
  • Minuteman reenactor’s forebear may have started the battle

    04/19/2010 8:52:48 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 24 replies · 944+ views ^ | April 19, 2010 | David Filipov
    LEXINGTON — Like the other Minutemen in his company, Bill Poole will grab his musket, sling his cartridge box over his shoulder, and stride onto Lexington Green this morning to fight, and lose, the famed first skirmish between Patriot and Redcoat. But unlike his comrades in the annual reenactment, Poole will carry with him a piece of a 235-year-old mystery that still surrounds that momentous clash: the question of who fired the shot that sparked the opening volley of the Revolutionary War. Poole, 76, is the direct descendant of Ebenezer Locke, a man who, according to one account, fired the...
  • Appleseed Project remembers Concord and Lexington with 3 1/2 mi firing line

    04/13/2010 1:10:01 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 26 replies · 719+ views
    On the weekend of April 17-18, 2010 RWVA Volunteers Have Organized Over 100 Nationwide Coast-to-Coast "April 19th" Appleseed Events. Volunteers have begged, cajoled and worked to provide over 100 ranges with room for nearly five thousand Americans to gather and celebrate their Heritage and History, three and a half miles of firing line combined so that they can study and share the traditions of Rifle Marksmanship to remember, and honor the men and women who birthed a nation on April 19, 1775. On this weekend, we can meet on the rolling plains of Oklahoma. We can meet in the arid...
  • [Senate Vote Update: Passed 60 Aye 39 No] Senate Poised to Pass Health Care Reform (Live 7AM)

    12/24/2009 3:58:44 AM PST · by SE Mom · 277 replies · 11,042+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 24 December 2009
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are poised to pass a landmark health care bill that could define President Barack Obama's legacy and usher in near-universal medical coverage for the first time in U.S. history. Ahead lie complex talks with the House to reach final legislation in the new year. "We stand on the doorstep of history," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat. "We recognize that, but much more importantly, we stand so close to making so many individual lives better." The vote Thursday on the bill extending health care coverage to some 31 million uninsured Americans brings Obama...
  • Death of General Robert E. Lee

    10/11/2009 3:38:41 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 65 replies · 2,278+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 11, 2009 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    "Robert E. Lee was, in my estimation, one of the supremely gifted men produced by this nation." unquote--Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Oath Keepers Rally for Constitution on Lexington Green

    04/20/2009 11:49:32 AM PDT · by AmericanHunter · 22 replies · 1,808+ views
    The New American ^ | 4-20-09 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    A new patriotic organization called “Oath Keepers” rallied on Massachusetts’ historic Lexington Green to renew their oaths to support and defend the U.S. Constitution April 19, the 234th anniversary of the revolutionary war battles of Lexington and Concord. The event was sponsored by the Committees of Safety, named for the groups of the same name that organized in colonial America during the beginning of the War for Independence. The new organization of mostly current and former military, police, and emergency-service personnel pledged themselves to 10 resolutions to disobey any order to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens, assist in warrantless searches,...
  • "Stand your ground . . . if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!" April 19, 1775

    04/19/2009 8:59:44 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 46 replies · 1,330+ views
    The Amercian Revolution ^ | Unknown | Don Higginbotham
    On April 15th, 1775, Major General Thomas Gage decided to send a column of seven hundred troops (two hundred over the magic number that the Concord Congress had set) to Concord under the command of Lt. Col. Francis Smith and his second, Major John Pitcairn. Gage had no intention of tolerating anything approaching a repetition of the action at Fort William and Mary. Learning that the depot in Concord held a growing store of gunpowder and arms, he sent these soldiers twenty miles from Boston to seize the military supplies. On the evening of the 18th, Dr. Joeseph Warren, President...
  • After Action Report - Lexington, KY Tea Party - IMAGE INTENSIVE

    03/21/2009 4:54:25 PM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 16 replies · 1,699+ views
    I don't know if anyone has already posted, so I thought I would. Excuse the typing, I'm exhausted, but had great deal of fun. I took a lot of pictures and will be posting as soon as I can get into my photobucket account! Meanwhile, anyone else that took pictures or were there should post! I did not see any libtards trying to jump in. The media stayed away for the most part. Speakers were great! Even ole Gatewood Galbraith was there. I heard estimates of over 1,000 attending and there is plans to host another in Applebee's Park on...
  • Appleseed Project comes to Hartford CT for Patriot's Day!

    03/05/2009 6:38:59 AM PST · by Lusis · 6 replies · 551+ views
    The Appleseed Project ^ | March 4, 2009 | The Appleseed Project
    Flyers:  Available below Range:  Hartford Gun Club Address:  157 South Main St, East Granby, CT 06026 Website: When: April 18-19, 2009 Range Fee:  $10 per shooter per day Camping available: We can pitch tents on the rifle range.  Ten RV/Electric hookups are also available at $10 per night.  There is a clubhouse with restroom and sink. Hotels: Many hotels to choose from near Bradley Intl Airport (Windsor Locks, CT) (~2 miles away)  Holiday Inn, Best Western, Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, Staybridge Suites, LaQuinta Inn, Days Inn, Sheraton, Ramada. (avoid Motel 6!) Directions:    *  Take I-91 to Exit 40...
  • Largest Marksmanship Event on the Planet (The Appleseed Project)

    03/03/2009 9:06:27 AM PST · by Lusis · 37 replies · 1,742+ views
    The Appleseed Project ^ | March 2, 2009 | Fred
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Largest Marksmanship Event on the Planet World Record Attempt to be Made Locally Contact: [local name and phone number] On April 18 and 19th, the Revolutionary War Veterans Association's "Project Appleseed" rifle marksmanship clinic will be in town at XYZ [location] for a history-making attempt at establishing a world record for the longest cumulative firing line spread over the largest land area in history - a total of 2.5 miles of firing line spread over the North American continent - from California to Florida, Texas to Minnesota, Arizona to Maine. It will be the biggest marksmanship event...