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  • Suspicious mail sent to Ore. government; sheriff hospitalized (autoplay vid)

    07/27/2015 10:09:56 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 3 replies
    KGW ^ | July 27 | Sara Roth & Max Barr
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Government offices around the state on Monday received suspicious mail, some of which contained an unknown substance, according to Oregon State Police. Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer was rushed to the emergency room at Blue Mountain Hospital on Monday evening. The East Oregonian reported that Palmer opened an envelope addressed to him at the sheriff's office in Canyon City. The envelope contained a white substance and Palmer quickly developed a rash on his arms.
  • American Officials Deny Obama Admin is 'Punishing' Israel

    02/15/2015 3:23:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/2/15 | Elad Benari
    Senior officials in both the State Department and White House denied on Sunday evening reports in the Israeli media that the Obama administration is “punishing” Israel for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress and has stopped sharing information with Israel about the nuclear talks with Iran. The report on Channel 2 News stated that Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman, who is in charge of the nuclear talks with Iran, has announced that she is no longer briefing Israel about the talks, because the Israeli government is using the information in a manipulative and political way. Susan Rice, Obama's national...
  • Richard Sherman - Thug Life

    01/23/2015 7:46:17 PM PST · by doug from upland · 40 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-2015
    He is arrogant. He is a trash talker. He is an exceptional athlete. But he may not be quite the horrible person some think his is. WATCH
  • `Flame and Blame` uncovers Sherman's strategy of war on civilians

    12/05/2014 1:01:20 PM PST · by aomagrat · 203 replies
    WIS TV ^ | Dec 05, 2014 | Renee Standera
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS-TV) - At this time in December 150 years ago, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman and his army were advancing on Savannah, leaving a wake of destruction behind. But the true wrath of Sherman's army was being reserved for South Carolina. "He wanted to cripple the Confederacy," said retired University of South Carolina journalism professor Patricia McNeely. Since the campus survived the burning of Columbia, the Horseshoe was an appropriate place for our interview. "He wanted them to give up fighting. He wanted them to lose faith in their leadership in the Confederacy. But most people have overlooked...
  • 150 years on, Sherman's March to Sea still vivid

    12/05/2014 5:44:32 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 354 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-15-14 | Christopher Sullivan
    MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — At the heart of this well-preserved antebellum city, sunbeams stream through the arched windows of a grand public meeting room that mirrors the whole Civil War — including its death throes, unfolding 150 years ago this week when Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman launched his scorching March to the Sea. The first major objective along Sherman's route, Milledgeville was Georgia's capital at the time, and this room was the legislative chamber. Crossing its gleaming floor, Amy Wright couldn't help recalling family stories of the hated "foragers" who swept through then. "They were just called 'Sherman's men,'"...
  • The Sherman Was America’s Best Worst Tank

    11/10/2014 8:06:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 122 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 9, 2014 | Kyle Mizokami
    American tanks in World War II were generally inferior to their German counterparts. German tanks boasted better armor protection and more firepower. But armor and lethality don’t tell the whole story. The same American tanks were superior to their rivals in other important ways. The M-4 Sherman, in particular, helped the U.S. Army win the war—even though, in battle, German tanks destroyed them en masse.
  • The M-4 Sherman Tank Was Hell on Wheels — And a Death Trap

    10/23/2014 8:09:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 91 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 23, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    The M-4 Sherman was the workhorse medium tank of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps during World War II. It fought in every theater of operation—North Africa, the Pacific and Europe. The Sherman was renown for its mechanical reliability, owing to its standardized parts and quality construction on the assembly line. It was roomy, easily repaired, easy to drive. It should have been the ideal tank. But the Sherman was also a death trap.
  • Sherman in Gaza [VDH]

    08/20/2014 5:31:44 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/20/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    His march through Georgia has been gravely misunderstood ― as has Israel’s strategy in Gaza. William Tecumseh Sherman 150 years ago took Atlanta before heading out on his infamous March to the Sea to make Georgia “howl.” He remains one of the most controversial and misunderstood figures in American military history. Sherman was an attritionist, not an annihilationist — a strategist who believed in attacking the sources that fuel and field an army rather than butting heads against the army itself. To review his career is to shed light on why the Israeli Defense Forces were both effective in Gaza...
  • Soldier interrupts Dem lawmaker trying to justify POW desertion: ‘Nobody else deserted’

    06/19/2014 2:02:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    Biz Pac ^ | June 19, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    A former member of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl‘s platoon interrupted a Democrat on Capital Hill Wednesday as he asked an academic expert about conditions the soldier might have endured in Afghanistan to tell him “nobody else deserted.” Much to the consternation of U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., former Army Specialist Cody Full asked for permission to speak as the lawmaker was in the process of building a case that Bergdahl may have had reason to act in “an inexplicable manner.”
  • Sturm: Manning and Sherman: Profiles in Greatness

    01/30/2014 5:35:17 AM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 9 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | January 30,2014 | Melanie Sturm
    “It’s hard to be humble,” Muhammad Ali rationalized, “when you’re as great as I am.” In Sunday’s contest between No. 1s, the Super Bowl’s two most visible faces — Bronco Peyton Manning and Seahawk Richard Sherman — are case studies of Ali’s theory. Manning is football’s undisputed heavyweight champion, whose aww-shucks humility belies — and explains — his unrivaled ownership of five NFL MVP awards. Quick to credit his teammates, even after a seven-touchdown performance, the 13-time Pro Bowler and comeback king leaves it to others to laud his game. With his legacy on the line in his third Super...
  • What Has the Times Done to Mrs. Clinton?

    01/24/2014 1:10:13 PM PST · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 1-24-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you seen, folks, the New York Times magazine cover this Sunday? Here, let me turn the Dittocam off. I've gotta zoom in on something. This is the ugliest damn thing I have ever seen, and I do not know what they are thinking. Okay, I want to show you here on the Dittocam, and we'll put it up at RushLimbaugh.com. "Planet Hillary." That is the cover of this Sunday's New York Times. Yes. And you see planet Hillary. What you can't read, the neighboring little star shooting there, people like her daughter and Huma that are in her...
  • So what did Richard Sherman say to Michael Crabtree? Now we know thanks to ‘Sound FX’

    01/23/2014 11:56:08 AM PST · by doug from upland · 41 replies
    So what did Richard Sherman say to Michael Crabtree? Now we know thanks to ‘Sound FX’
  • David Shaw knows the other side of Richard Sherman

    01/21/2014 12:38:59 PM PST · by doug from upland · 20 replies
    David Shaw knows the other side of Richard Sherman Posted by Darin Gantt on January 21, 2014, 8:40 AM EST Richard Sherman AP Stanford coach David Shaw has seen both sides of Richard Sherman. And when something has two sides, there has to be an edge that separates them. That edge, Shaw said, it what makes the Seahawks cornerback so special on the field. “Bill Walsh said you want guys with high character who are great players and great people,” Shaw said, via Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News. “But every once in a while, you have to...
  • To Those Who Would Call Me a Thug - Seahawks CB Richard Sherman explains interview

    01/20/2014 9:21:37 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 114 replies
    mmqbsi.com ^ | 1/20/14 | Richard Sherman
    ‘To Those Who Would Call Me a Thug or Worse …’ I show passion on the football field—but that’s only a small part of who I am. If you want to judge me, I can handle it. By Richard Sherman · More from Richard· 0 What a night, and what a finish. Near midnight I still had about 70 unread text messages from friends and family, most of which read, “Best interview ever!” Many of my Twitter mentions were less supportive. My body ached. I was thrilled and proud and upset, all at once. Here’s what happened …
  • French Panther Tanks

    09/27/2013 11:33:36 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 39 replies
    The Chieftain's Hatch ^ | 07.11.2012 | Mark Singer
    A FRENCH ASSESSMENT OF THE PANTHER TANK Professional historians and military history buffs alike often describe the German Panther tank as the best German tank, and perhaps the best tank overall, of the second world war.  It had a powerful and accurate high-velocity 75mm gun, its frontal armor was almost invulnerable to most allied anti-tank weapons, and it had a powerful engine, broad tracks and a suspension system that gave it high speed, excellent cross-country capability and a smooth ride.  What more could a tanker want? In truth a tanker could ask for much more.  The Panther’s story is...
  • Truck Driver Nearly Beaten to Death By Police For Not Signing Traffic Ticket

    09/09/2013 5:08:03 AM PDT · by rawhide · 102 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5-19-13
    BERKELEY, CA -- A truck driver was beaten within an inch of his life by California Highway Patrol for not signing a traffic ticket that he could not read. The driver, who broke no laws, was beaten so badly that he woke up in a trauma hospital. Olegs Kozacenko, a local resident originally from Russia, was pulled over and cited by police for allegedly driving too many hours in one day. Kozacenko refused to sign the ticket because he had not or could not read it. CHP Officers didn't take kindly to the driver's refusal to sign. Two officers, one...
  • Book TV: After Words...Victor Davis Hansen

    06/29/2013 3:58:20 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 4 replies
    zap2it ^ | First Aired: June 29, 2013 | CSPAN2
    NEW Episode: Victor Davis Hanson.... ``The Savior Generals: How Five Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost -- From Ancient Greece to Iraq.''...10:00 - 11:00 PM EST on CSPAN2 ...The author discusses his new book. (-VDH is as good a speaker as an author)
  • The Truth Behind '40 Acres and a Mule': Find out who came up with the idea, and how it fell through

    01/09/2013 6:11:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Root ^ | January 7, 2013 | Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    We've all heard the story of the "40 acres and a mule" promise to former slaves. It's a staple of black history lessons, and it's the name of Spike Lee's film company. The promise was the first systematic attempt to provide a form of reparations to newly freed slaves, and it was astonishingly radical for its time, proto-socialist in its implications. In fact, such a policy would be radical in any country today: the federal government's massive confiscation of private property -- some 400,000 acres -- formerly owned by Confederate land owners, and its methodical redistribution to former black slaves....
  • Who Is Gabriel Sherman? How the New System of Tax-Deductible Lefty Journalism Threatens All of Us

    12/27/2012 8:45:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/26/12 | Capitol Confidential
    Who is Gabriel Sherman? Who is he, and what forces does he represent? Those are questions worth answering, because they speak to the tactics and methods of the left wing in America today. In his too-brief life, Andrew Breitbart always emphasized the importance of understanding how the left operates--the better to combat it. So we at Breitbart News, who seek to carry on Andrew’s work, feel a continuing obligation to expose the left and its ever-evolving methods. And so we return to Gabriel Sherman, because his career provides a window into the mechanisms of the contemporary left. In particular, we...
  • I just got push polled

    09/30/2012 4:59:14 PM PDT · by Redcloak · 11 replies
    Myself ^ | 9/30/2012 | Me
    I just got a call from a pollster trying to push me toward supporting Brad Sherman in the Berman/Sherman Celebrity Death Match. I had to suppress my laughter as Sherman was described as a "fiscal conservative" at one point. Most of the questions were of the form: "Do you like Sherman more now that you know that he interfered in the free market on this issue?" I really don't think that they wanted my answers.
  • Actor Sherman Hemsley, aka Mr. Jefferson, Dies at 74

    07/24/2012 3:43:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    baltimore sun ^ | 7/24/2012 | KTLA
    EL PASO, Texas, -- Police say Sherman Hemsley, the actor who made the character George Jefferson famous in "The Jeffersons," has died. He was 74. Hemsley first became famous during his appearances on the hit show "All in the Family" in the early 1970's. Two years later, Hemsley got his own spin-off series, "The Jeffersons." The Jeffersons was hugely successful, enjoying a run of 11 seasons through 1985. After its cancellation, Helmsley joined the cast of the TV show, "Amen."
  • Bundlers poised for power over supercommittee (Patty Murray)

    09/20/2011 12:08:38 PM PDT · by bronxville · 7 replies
    politico ^ | 09-18-2011 | ANNA PALMER & MANU RAJU |
    [...]Take AT&T, for example. The telecommunications giant is pushing for the supercommittee to increase wireless spectrum, reform corporate tax and minimize government regulation. The company, which is also in the midst of fighting for its merger with T-Mobile, bundled $71,000 for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee through the first six months of this year and $20,750 last year for Washington Sen. Patty Murray, who co-chairs the supercommittee and runs the campaign arm that is charged with maintaining a Senate majority next November. In fact, Murray received the most bundled contributions of any individual supercommittee lawmaker since last year, also taking...
  • Officials get up close look at Sherman Minton Bridge

    09/18/2011 10:06:17 PM PDT · by thurat · 20 replies
    New Albany News and Tribune ^ | September 17, 2011 | DAVID A. MANN
    A cadre of state, local and federal officials — both Republicans and Democrats represented — got an up-close look at the Sherman Minton Bridge Saturday, agreeing on at least one thing: There’s still no telling how long it’s going to be closed. Indiana Rep. Todd Young was joined by Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth, Sen. Mitch McConnell and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer for the tour. The bridge, which connects New Albany to Louisville over the Ohio River, has been shut down for more than a week after inspectors discovered a critical crack in a tension tie that previously could not be...
  • Allan Sherman's Mexican Hat Dance - humour from a bygone age...

    09/17/2011 3:33:18 PM PDT · by sussex · 21 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 17/09/11 | The Aged P
    Not certain if Warner would dare release something like this nowadays in our PC world for fear of being dealt the race card. Indeed, since Allan Sherman was Jewish it would almost certainly be tagged as a Zionist plot.
  • Why Sarah Palin Resigned... To Paraphrase William T. Sherman: "Her Business is Down South"

    07/06/2011 6:08:47 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 137 replies
    07/06/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    As Governor Sarah Palin prepares to launch her campaign for the Presidency, and the waves of disinformation about her intentions begin to subside, the next predictable narrative, as night follows day, is: “She’s a quitter.” How will she handle this charge? In a sense, she already has, with the statement at the time of her resignation, which provided cogent reasons for anyone fair minded enough to consider them. But in our popular culture of sound bite journalism, a pithier response is no doubt appropriate, a reply that can be employed within the context of a thirty second answer in a...
  • House Dem: ‘Not One Comma’ In Tax Bill Likely To Change

    12/15/2010 4:10:50 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 11 replies · 1+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 12/15/2010 | Sean Higgins
    Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., isn’t a lawyer like most of his colleagues. He’s a certified public accountant, which means he can add really well. And his back-of-the-envelope math is that House Democrats opposed to the White House-Republican tax-cut deal will lose. “My guess is that the House will not change a single comma in this bill, and this bill is headed to the president’s desk in a week,” Sherman told Capital Hill.
  • Old West Point applicant letters being put online

    11/10/2010 9:10:48 AM PST · by DFG · 12 replies
    Yahoo ia AP ^ | 11/10/10 | Chris Carola
    Years before leading his vastly outnumbered troops to their doom at Little Bighorn, a young George Armstrong Custer was described as accurate in math. Nearly 30 years before his March to the Sea laid waste to a large swath of Georgia, William Tecumseh Sherman was deemed a "fine energetic boy." And two decades before he would earn the nickname "Stonewall," Thomas J. Jackson's dreams of a military career got a boost from a man who would help start the Civil War.
  • Palin's 2012 Strategy: Move by the Right Flank

    11/06/2010 1:35:51 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | 11/6/2010 | Brices Crossroads
    To get some idea of the scope of the shellacking delivered to the Democrats in the 2010 midterms, it is worth noting that the new 112th Congress which convenes in January will be unprecedented in the lifetimes of most who are reading this now. No. It is not the first time the GOP has held the Majority. But it is the first time that the Democrats have failed to field a House caucus of over 200 members. Their 63 seat drubbing will leave them with 193, the first time they have fallen below the 200 member threshold since 1946. However,...
  • Remembering the Battle of Atlanta

    07/27/2009 3:11:29 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 106 replies · 2,424+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 26, 2009 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    July marks the145th Anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta that marked the beginning of the end of the Southern people's quest for independence.
  • The Coming Health Care Bubble...

    07/09/2009 5:29:51 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 7 replies · 360+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 07/09/2009 | Mike Volpe
    One thing that both Conservatives and liberals alike need to acknowledge is that we have a health care system that is on the verge of not merely falling apart but ready to take the entire country down with it. There are so many problems with the system that it's difficult to unravel them all. For instance, there are far too many different entities that are dependent on the health care system: lawyers, doctors, patients, insurance companies, medical records, etc. By the time everyone gets their piece of the pie, the whole thing becomes too expensive for everyone.
  • tanks during the second world war

    06/02/2009 11:14:06 AM PDT · by franksolich · 101 replies · 5,385+ views
    conservativecave.com ^ | June 2, 2009 | franksolich
    at first which are various quotes from a book, concerning tanks; that part not copied-and-pasted to hereOkay, a whole lot of questions, from a professional civilian. (a) What were the significant differences between a Sherman tank and a Soviet T-34; one has the impression they were very much alike? (b) A by-then-antique British Centurion tank has been the only tank I myself have ever seen up close, and operating (although not in combat, of course); how did that tank compare with the Shermans and T-34s? (c) One gets the impression the Allies did in fact have some heavy tanks, comparable...
  • Army Sgt. that killed 5 fellow soldiers from Sherman

    05/12/2009 12:33:57 PM PDT · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 11 replies · 1,367+ views
    KXII.com ^ | May 12, 2009 | KXII Staff
    SHERMAN, TX -- The U.S. Army Sergeant charged with five counts of murder in Monday's shooting at a Baghdad military counseling clinic has ties to Texoma. Sgt. John M. Russell, 44, is from Sherman, Texas, as are his parents and one of his three sisters. Sgt. Russell also has a sister in Denison and a sister in Colbert, Oklahoma. The Army lists Russell's address on Edwards Road in southeast Sherman near Luella. His unit is the 54th Engineering Batallion out of Bamberg, Germany. Maj. Gen. David Perkins told reporters Tuesday that Russell has been charged with five counts of murder...
  • Gen. Sherman's 'Disproportionate Response'

    01/04/2009 2:29:32 PM PST · by NCjim · 215 replies · 3,309+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 4, 2009 | Jerome J. Schmitt
    Reviled in the South to this day as a terrorist, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman decided that the only way to end the protracted armed conflict of the American Civil War and terminate the rebellious, racist, slave-regime in the south was to bring the war home to the civilian population of the Confederacy. Defying conventional military wisdom, he turned his back on the Confederate field armies, captured and burned Atlanta, and commenced his "March to the Sea". According to Wikepedia" He and U.S. Army commander, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, believed that the Civil War would end only if the Confederacy's...
  • Obama Team Sheds Light on New Administration (DOS, DOD, Treasury)

    11/12/2008 10:52:31 PM PST · by STARWISE · 25 replies · 2,041+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-12-08 | Laura Meckler, Jonathan Weisman
    *snip* The Obama transition team released the names of 13 people on Wednesday who will direct a top-to-bottom review of federal agencies and another six who will lead teams that will review Treasury, State and Defense department policy, budget and personnel issues. *snip* It includes four former lobbyists, three top campaign fund-raisers and two former employees of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, with some overlap among them. Four people in the group have ties to the consultant McKinsey & Co. and two have experience leading high-tech start-ups. Mr. Obama's transition advisers include Tom Donilon, a top lobbyist for Fannie Mae,...
  • Ex-ABC consultant said to fake interview

    09/14/2007 12:25:50 AM PDT · by crazyshrink · 17 replies · 887+ views
    Yahoo News via Drudge ^ | Thu Sep 13, 7:53 PM ET | By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer
    A former ABC News consultant fired last year because he couldn't authenticate academic credentials is at the center of a new dispute over apparently faked interviews with Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Bill Gates and others. The consultant, Alexis Debat, quit the Nixon Center, a Washington think tank, on Wednesday after Obama's representatives claimed an interview with the senator appearing under Debat's byline in the French magazine Politique Internationale never took place. The interview quoted the Democratic presidential candidate as saying the Iraq war was "a defeat for America." Pelosi, Gates, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, former United Nations Secretary-General...
  • Hawthorne's new business - Carbon Offsets

    07/24/2007 6:14:10 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 4 replies · 504+ views
    Sherman's Lagoon ^ | 7/24/2007 | Jim Toomey
  • Surge Troops to Leave Iraq Via Syria - Another Fantasy Headline

    05/31/2007 8:10:42 AM PDT · by Santiago de la Vega · 2 replies · 649+ views
    Sherman's March to the Sea | 5/31/2007 | Santiago de la Vega
    SURGE TROOPS TO LEAVE VIA SYRIA President Bush announced today that US troops would be leaving the area through the Syrian port of Lattakia. US Marines will secure the port of Lattakia in preparation for the arrival of US armored forces. In addition, the US Air Force has instituted a No-Fly zone for all of Syria until further notice. In a tactic reminiscent of Sherman's March to the Sea, US Central Command issued orders for armored forces to marshall in Northern Iraq in preparation for their exit from the theater via Syria. The US Navy is stationing both aircraft carriers...
  • Reading, writing, arithmetic and....a Sherman tank?

    05/02/2007 7:24:30 AM PDT · by Clive · 37 replies · 4,526+ views
    DND/Canadian Forces - Army News ^ | 2007-05-01 | Sgt Brad Phillips
    TORONTO, Ontario — "Do you think we could borrow a tank and have the students refurbish it?" This question is the reason that a Second World War Sherman tank now sits on the automobile shop floor at Etobicoke Collegiate Institute. The vehicle has created quite a stir, not only in the class but throughout the school, the city, and Canada. People from as far away as the United States and even Europe have taken note. History buffs, military antique clubs and people who just want to help have heard the story about the tank coming to the school and have...
  • DUBAI DUETS

    03/05/2006 9:25:47 PM PST · by txroadkill · 19 replies · 1,173+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 3/6/06 | Washington Prowler
    DUBAI DUETS Late Friday, Department of Justice lawyers in the Office of Legal Counsel were attempting to determine if former President Bill Clinton had registered as an "Agent of a Foreign Principal." Federal statute requires that anyone -- even a former President -- doing political or public affairs work on behalf of a foreign country, agency or official must register with the Department, and essentially update his status every six months. It was not clear the Clinton had done so. If his status is less clear, here is what we do know: If Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton did not know...
  • "War is all hell"

    09/01/2006 2:25:37 PM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 269 replies · 4,286+ views
    NavySEALs.com ^ | September 1, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    The idea of digging-in disgusted Patton. A victorious army, in his mind, was always on offense, never on defense. It was one of the myriad reasons Patton was such a successful combat commander. It didn’t always make him popular with his subordinates and peers, and he frequently caught hell from the media, but the man knew how to fight and win wars. He was neither a ticket puncher nor a politician. He would have scoffed at modern political correctness. And his only objective was always the combination of a decisive defeat of the enemy and the utter annihilation of his...
  • Oklahoma slots lure Texans, and hold 'em [Texas]

    06/25/2006 1:12:42 PM PDT · by Dubya · 12 replies · 2,252+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 25, 2006 | THOMAS KOROSEC
    DURANT, OKLA. - Alan Reese took about an hour to drive from his home in Dallas' northern suburbs to the blackjack tables of the new Choctaw Casino and Resort here, 10 miles north of the Red River. "It's not even two counties away, straight up (U.S.) Highway 75," said Reese, 58, who also has visited the nearby Winstar Casino, run by the Chickasaw Nation, just past the state line on Interstate 35. "Makes you wonder how long Texas will take to see what's going on up here." ADVERTISEMENT North Texans such as Reese are fueling a gambling boom in southern...
  • Custer Describes the Battle of the Washita

    05/19/2006 12:18:33 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies · 701+ views
    My Life on the Plains Gen. George A. Custer ^ | 1872 | Gen. George A. Custer
    The Battle of the Washita. BEFORE proceeding to narrate the incidents of the pursuit which led us to the battle of the Washita I will refer to the completion of our hasty preparations to detach ourselves from the encumbrance of our immense wagon train. In the last chapter it has been seen that the train was to be left behind under the protection of an officer and eighty cavalrymen, with orders to push after us, following our trail in the snow as rapidly as the teams could move. Where or when it would again join us no one could foretell;...
  • This Day In History | Civil War April 16, 1863 Passage of Porter's fleet past Vicksburg

    This Day In History | Civil War April 16 1863 Passage of Vicksburg Admiral David Dixon Porter leads 12 ships past the heavy barrage of Confederate artillery at Vicksburg, Mississippi. He lost only one ship, and the operation speeded General Ulysses S. Grant's movement against Vicksburg. Grant had been trying to capture Vicksburg for six months. A first attempt failed when General William T. Sherman's troops were unsuccessful in attacking Vicksburg from the north. Grant now planned to move his army down the opposite bank of the river, cross back to Mississippi, and approach the city from the east. The...
  • The Forget Hell! crowd

    02/27/2006 6:14:47 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 220 replies · 4,418+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    I love history. I’m proud of my Southern heritage. But for me to be angry to the point of protesting a moment in Southern history that happened nearly a century-and-a-half ago would be just, well, nonsensical. And would in some ways tarnish that heritage.
  • Pack it up! Green Bay fires Sherman

    01/02/2006 9:26:46 AM PST · by Kimmers · 24 replies · 422+ views
    Green Bay, WI (Sports Network) - The Green Bay Packers fired executive vice president and head coach Mike Sherman, the team announced during a Monday morning press conference. Sherman's fate was sealed after the Packers finished up a 4-12 season Sunday with a 23-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks. It was Green Bay's worst finish since going 4-12 in 1991. "I felt like we needed to go in another direction," said Packers executive vice president, general manager and director of football operations Ted Thompson. "I met with our players briefly. I informed them of my decision along with my high...
  • Atlanta History Center acquires Gen. Sherman's field orders

    12/27/2005 1:58:49 AM PST · by Crackingham · 215 replies · 2,592+ views
    AP ^ | 12/26/5
    The Atlanta History Center has obtained Civil War field orders handwritten by Union General William T. Sherman. The history center got the field orders in a deal that was clinched with the offer of a bundle of Confederate currency that was donated to the center. Of the documents, 50 are field orders written by Sherman and two are orders written by his aides. They join another 12 orders the Atlanta History Center already had. "Sherman surrendered," said history center president Jim Bruns, who likes the idea of Sherman's orders returning to the city the general ordered burned down. The orders...
  • Can You Hear the Bells? (nice Christmas/Civil War story)

    12/22/2005 4:11:37 PM PST · by flixxx · 17 replies · 1,530+ views
    nro ^ | 12 22 05 | James S. Robinson
    December 22, 2005, 8:57 a.m. Can You Hear the Bells? Christmas 1864. In the winter of 1864, an unexpected sense of optimism and good cheer settled on the northern states. The Civil War continued, but the news from the fronts was promising, and hope flourished that with spring the end would come and peace would return. New Yorkers in particular were in a festive frame of mind, of a like unseen since the before the war began. People skated in Central Park, and rode sleighs through the snowy fields. They stopped at shops for warm cider, confections, nuts and dried...
  • Art Appreciation/Education "class" #10 on Postmodernism.

    08/29/2005 4:49:19 PM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 24 replies · 5,132+ views
    8/29/05 | republicanprofessor
    Free Republic: Art Appreciation/Education “class” #10: Postmodernism Now it is time to truly finish these mini-lectures on the development of modern art with this final lecture of Postmodernism. Andy Warhol and other Pop artists may have made the first forays into Postmodernism, and some textbooks begin their postmodern sections with Pop Art. But I like to save Postmodernism for the 1980’s and thereafter. One question to consider is whether postmodernism (or at least its validity) might have come to a screeching halt on 9/11, (when thinking people realized that there were indeed evil people in the world and that the...
  • The FReeper Foxhole's TreadHead Tuesday - The Israeli Shermans - May, 17th 2005

    05/16/2005 9:47:32 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 71 replies · 10,489+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Sherman Loudermilk, host of 'Cowboy Slim' TV show, dies at 92 (Combat artist - WW2 and Vietnam)

    05/05/2005 8:03:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 538+ views
    ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) - TV and film art director Sherman Loudermilk, who was once a children's show host known as "Cowboy Slim," has died, his family said. He was 92. Loudermilk died Saturday of complications related to Alzheimer's disease at a convalescent home in Escondido. Loudermilk served as art director for such shows as "The Dating Game," "The A-Team," and "Battlestar Galactica." But he got his first taste of fame as the host of a Western children's show in 1948 on the then fledgling KTLA-TV. A native of Leon, Texas, Loudermilk began his work in Hollywood building sets for early...