Thursday, April 30, 2015

Quote of the Month

Over at the Mail on Sunday, Mr. Peter Hitchens says:

Imagine what would happen to a restaurant which, when you ordered steak, took an age to bring you a plate of lukewarm baked beans, accompanied by a platoon of spin doctors to tell you that this is what you really wanted, and to point out that the establishment next door was even worse?

I have an idea. At every future Election, there should be a slot, at the top of each ballot paper, in which we can put a cross against ‘None of the below’.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Gallipoli

A century ago today, the land invasion of Gallipoli commenced.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Queen Margrethe 75

Happy birthday to Her Majesty Margrethe II, by the grace of God, Queen of Denmark!


Monday, April 13, 2015

Schiff on Stossel


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Poll Results: When Will We See the Next European Monarchical Restoration?

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The results for the poll, with the question “When will we see the next European monarchical restoration?,” ending at midnight between March and April, are as follows:

Total votes: 27.
  • in the next ten years: 10 (37%)
  • in 10 - 20 years: 4 (14%)
  • in 20 - 50 years: 3 (11%)
  • in 50 - 100 years: 3 (11%)
  • in more than 100 years: 3 (11%)
  • never: 3 (11%)
  • The question is irrelevant.: 1 (3%)
A new poll will be up soon.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Address to the Army

150 years ago today, General Robert E. Lee addressed the Army of Northern Virginia for the last time, having surrendered the army on the previous day.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

General Lee Surrendered

150 years ago today, General Robert Edward Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House in the Old Dominion, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the behemoth that was to run around the world “making it safe for democracy” rose as a phoenix from the ashes of the war.


Attack on Norway

75 years ago today, the Kingdom of Norway came under attack.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Santelli on Gold


Monday, April 6, 2015

War Declared

98 years ago today, the bête noire of this blog signed the war declaration passed by the Congress of those United States for a formal state of war with Imperial Germany.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!








Note: Holy Week is not Easter Week.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bismarck

Philipp Petri: Otto von BismarckTwo centuries ago today, Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck was born.

He united Germany and hence ended the old decentralized Germany. He is known to have said:

Not by speeches and votes of the majority, are the great questions of the time decided — that was the error of 1848 and 1849 — but by iron and blood.

Madeira 93 Years Ago

Funchal, MadeiraFour score and a baker's dozen years ago today, Blessed Charles of Austria-Hungary passed from this world on the island of Madeira.