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
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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!
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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
Seventeen 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
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.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
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
Friday, July 19, 2013
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%)
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Today 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.
We 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
Nine 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.