Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Quote of the Month

Writes Mr. Theodore Harvey over at his weblog Royal World:

Tsarist Russia has been unfairly maligned by leftist propaganda for more than a century and as a staunch monarchist I am always sorry to see otherwise discerning right-wingers falling for it.

Happy Halloween!

Halloween (photo: Toby Ord)Want to get a scare?

Have a look at the fiat money system unmasked!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Scandinavian Union Ended

A century and seven years ago today, King Oscar II vacated the ancient throne of Norway.

The King's signature in stone (in Norwegian):

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Future Emperor Marries

Today is Blessed Emperor-King Karl's Feast Day. A century and a year ago today, then Archduke Karl married Princess Zita.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Technical Problems

There has been an issue for some time now with this blog in that it tended to be shown in a WebRing frame. Just this week I was notified by a correspondent that it blocked commenting on posts.

It is supposed to be resolved now, and I have tested it a few times myself, but the problem was not consistent, so I do not know completely for sure.

If you do notice any of these technical problems, please do let me know.

Please accept my apologies to those readers who have been bothered by this.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Nobel and the EU

Jim Rogers comments this year's Nobel Peace Prize:

Nigel Farage comments:

So does Fredrik S. Heffermehl.

And Lew Rockwell too.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Thomas Hutchinson's Letter

Walter Gilman Page: Thomas Hutchinson
Four years short of a dozen score years ago today, Thomas Hutchinson, former Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, wrote a letter to a Noble Lord countering the Declaration of Independence.

Via Unpopular Opinions.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Decisive in 1812

Bust of Sir Isaac Brock in at Valiants Memorial in OttawaA couple of centuries ago today, Canada was saved – under the leadership of Sir Isaac Brock – from takeover from the American Republic.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Pedro I of Brazil

A decade short of a couple of centuries ago today, Dom Pedro Primeiro was proclaimed Emperor of Brazil – on his 24th birthday, and 5 days after he proclaimed Brazilian Independence.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Personal Passing

My eldest great aunt, who may be partly responsible for my own interest in history, who was my last link amongst relatives to the Great War, as she told a story from her childhood when she was with her mother, whom I also have memories of, and met a troop of Germans going to the continent to fight the war, and whom I referred to in my Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn centennial article, passed away this morning at an incredible age of 103.

Requiescat in pace!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Problem and Democracy

You have a problem.

You decide to solve it with democracy.

Now you have two problems.

Monday, October 8, 2012

More Power to the Queen?

Over at FrontPage Magazine, writes Daniel Greenfield:

It does seem as if Queen Elizabeth has a good deal more sense than any of her Prime Ministers.
And Mr. Greenfield asks:
[W]ho wouldn’t like to contemplate the possibility of Queen Elizabeth II driving the rabble out of the kingdom?

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Money, Spending, and Deficits

Jim Grant on the money madness:

Ben Swann checks on candidates' will to cut spending:

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Poll Results: What Does the Development in the Second Week of July Regarding the Future of the House of Lords Tell Us?

The results for the poll, asking what does the development in the second week of July regarding the future of the House of Lords tell us, ending at midnight between September and October, are as follows:

Total votes: 25.

  • There is true hope for the House of Lords not being permanently beyond recognition: 15 (60%)
  • Even if the opposition is not sound, any opposition is a good sign: 4 (16%)
  • This is just a temporary setback. The modernist-progressivists are in charge in any case: 3 (12%)
  • The House of Lords will not be significant whatsoever: 2 (8%)
  • The rebellion is not significant: 1 (4%)
  • The alternative the rebels have is sound: 0 (0%)
A new poll will be up shortly.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Portuguese Interregnum 102

102 years ago today, the Portuguese interregnal government commenced.

Viva o Rei!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

George Carlin on Voting

The now late George Carlin gives his take (please note that there is foul language and body language):