Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Quote of the Month

Writes Mr. Lee Duigon in an apology to His Late Britannic Majesty King George III over at his weblog:

We apologize for doing you all those injuries, when today we lie down on our backs for insults and injuries to which you never would have dared subject us, for fear of God’s wrath and the contempt of civilized people everywhere–insults and injuries done us by our own elected officials. Remember how we demanded our own representation? You must be laughing yourself silly, to see how that turned out!
previous

The Lion of Lans at 104

Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn: Leftism RevisitedEight baker's dozen years ago today, Erik Maria Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn was born.

Wrote Prof. Hans-Hermann Hoppe in early June, in what is an excerpt of a previous speech, over at Mises Daily:

Better, I dare say, to heed the advice of Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn and, instead of aiming to make the world safe for democracy, we try making it safe from democracy — everywhere, but most importantly in the United States.
Happy birthday!

Please feel free to browse previous posts.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Henry Ford

Hartsook: Henry FordOne and a half centuries ago today, Henry Ford was born. In his autobiography, My Life and Work, he wrote:

Perhaps no word is more overworked nowadays than the word “democracy,” and those who shout loudest about it, I think, as a rule, want it least. I am always suspicious of men who speak glibly of democracy. I wonder if they want to set up some kind of depotism or if they want to have somebody do for them what they ought to do for themselves.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Yngvar Nielsen 170

Yngvar NielsenSeventeen decades ago today, Yngvar Nielsen was born. Yngvar Nielsen was a prominent historian in the old world. During the “democratic progress,” at the end of the 19th century he was a proponent of the old order. He was a friend of King Oscar II. He was thus “frozen out” by the Conservative Party.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Bad Ischl 99 Years Ago

It was a fateful day. A dreadful, horrendous conflict was about to be unleashed.

A year short of a century ago today. In the Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl, Austria-Hungary declares war on the Kingdom of Serbia – on the day a month after the shots of Sarajevo.

The Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Oliver, Vaughan, Ashdown, and Uygur

Some contributions from John Oliver, Jimmie Vaughan, Pete Ashdown, and Cenk Uygur on the surveillance business:












Friday, July 26, 2013

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Her Britannic Majesty, the Prince of Wales, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mussolini Dismissal

Villa Savoia, where Mussolini was arrested70 years ago today, Benito Mussolini was dismissed by his King, and shortly thereafter arrested on His Majesty's orders.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Treaty at Lausanne

Turkey after the Treaty of Lausanne90 years ago today, the Treaty of Lausanne was signed.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Where Underwear Belongs...

I went to the neighboorhood pool facilities today.

Apparently, there were a few guys who operated under this rule for the day:

Go to the pool facilities and show your girl and a portion of your underpants to the rest of the world.
Some dropped the girl part. One guy even had nothing covering his underpants.

There is a reason they are called underpants. They belong in your pants.

Regrettably, this phenomenon has become all too common...

Saturday, July 20, 2013

PC Claptrap

Observed recently by yours truly at Heathrow Airport:

Friday, July 19, 2013

Poll Results: Given the Outbreak as an Established Fact, Who Should Have Won World War One?

a peace dove
The results for the poll, with the question “given the outbreak as an established fact, who should have won World War One?,” ending at midnight between June and July, are as follows:

Total votes: 53.
  • None of the above [below]. There should have been a negotiated peace: 45 (84%)
  • The Central Powers: 7 (13%)
  • The Entente Powers: 1 (1%)
A new poll will be up shortly.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Oscar II Coronation

Seven score years ago today, King Oscar II was crowned King of Norway in Trondhjem Cathedral.


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Belloc Passing at 60

Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc60 years ago today, Hilaire Belloc passed on from this world.




Sunday, July 14, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Constitutional Promulgation

King Haakon, Queen Maud, and Crown Prince Olav of NorwayToday marks the centennial of some important amendments to the Constitution of the Kingdom of Norway, as they were promulgated a hundred years ago today.

It was the first royal promulgation of constitutional amendments – as opposed to sanctioning or Royal Assent.

One of the amendments itself provided for this promulgation instead of the previous Royal Assent.

The amendment provided for Parliament becoming ultimately absolute – also formally – as Royal Assent was no longer required for a constitutional amendment. One could say this marked the final nail in the coffin for real monarchy in Norway. A sad day indeed.

Also, on this day a hundred years ago, the suffrage was expanded universally to women. That being the other amendment promulgated.

Strutt Passing

Coat of arms of the Strutt familyWe mark 65 years since the passing of this weblog's icon, or mascot if you will, Lt.-Col. Strutt, of whom the late Archduke Otto had a fond memory.

Lt.-Col. Strutt gave a few helping hands to the Habsburg family.

Please feel free to browse posts on this great officer.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Reverend Byles

John Singleton Copley: Mather BylesNine quarters of a century ago today, Mather Byles passed on. He is known for saying:

Which is better – to be ruled by one tyrant three thousand miles away or by three thousand tyrants one mile away?
J. L. Bell has an old post over at his blog Boston 1775.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Battle of Gettysburg

One and a half centuries ago today (here and here), the Confederacy must see a miserable failure indeed in the war that created the behemoth that was to run around the world making it safe for democracy.