Monday, October 31, 2016

Speech at 240

A dozen score years ago today, King George III gave his first speech before the British Parliament since the leaders of the American Revolution came together for the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Happy Halloween!

Halloween (photo: Toby Ord)If I could find a way to dress up as the neoconservative establishment, I could scare the living daylights and the pumpkin out of the entire neighborhood.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Throne Vacated

111 years ago today, King Oscar II abdicated the ancient throne of St. Olav, formally ending the union of Sweden and Norway, being a step on the march towards ever increasing democracy.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Happy 95th, King Michael!

Today King Michael I of Romania turns 95. Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!

It is his first birthday since the passing of Queen Anne this summer. My belated condolences.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Queen Slain

223 years ago today, Queen Marie Antoinette was brutally murdered.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Quote of the Month (September)

Says Mr. James Breakwell:

Wife: So what did you decide after the debates?

Me: That democracy doesn't work.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Poll Results: What Is Brexit?

a blessing
The results for the poll asking “[w]hat is Brexit,” ending at midnight between September and October, are as follows:

Total votes: 21.
  • a blessing: 17 (80%)
  • a double-edged sword: 3 (14%)
  • couldn't care less: 1 (4%)
A new poll will be up soon.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Portuguese Interregnum

106 years ago today, the interregnal government of Portugal commenced.

Viva o Rei!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

French Rebel Support

Landing of a French auxiliary army in Newport, Rhode Island on July 11, 1780, under the command of Comte de RochambeauTwo dozen decades ago today, the rebels in America learned of increased French support.

French Legislative Assembly

Claude Nicolas Malapeau: Closing of the Jacobin Club, during the night of 27-28 July 1794, or 9-10 Thermidor, year 2 of the RepublicEleven score and five years ago today, the French Legislative Assembly convened.