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Jul 4

On This Independence Day

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, July 4, 2014 in Government, History, holiday

Let’s remember what our forefathers were fighting, against and for.

god bless america

The time is soon coming when we will need to throw off another despot who clings to his pen and his phone, and provide new guards for our future security. History has taught us this: that she will repeat herself as long as ignorance abounds like putrescent mold upon the fabric of time. And ignorance abounds when we are taught nothing but to feel good about ourselves.

It’s high time we start earning back what our forefathers fought to give us.

May 26

In Memoriam

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Monday, May 26, 2014 in History, holiday, In Memoriam

In Flanders Field

by John MaCrae

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead.
Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved and now we lie,
In Flanders Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw,
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us, who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow,
In Flanders Fields.

red poppies

Remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

 

Apr 21

Happy Texas Independence Day!!

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Monday, April 21, 2014 in Everyday Hero, Friendship, History, holiday

Th Battle of San Jacinto was the last battle of the Texas Revolution, fought between the Texian and Mexican armies. Unlike the siege of The Alamo, this battle lasted all of 18 minutes, and resulted in over 600 Mexican casualties, as opposed to less than 10 Texian casualties.

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It is also a special day in Aggieland. I never had cause to write about it before but I do now, in recognition of our friend and fellow Aggie, Draco. Today we celebrate Muster, when we recognize the Aggies that have passed away in the year. At Roll Call, we answer for them, “Here!”

aggie muster

Tonight we shall raise a glass to his memory, and remember the good times we had in Aggieland.

HERE!!!

Mar 2

Happy Texas Independence Day!!

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Sunday, March 2, 2014 in Awesomeness, History, Personal

That’s right. We still celebrate our independence here. And unlike some other people over by California, we don’t get pissed off if you are wearing a T-shirt with the Stars and Stripes on it.

texas flag

Also of note, it is our esteemed hosts celebration of another complete trip around Sol, so make sure to give him some luv in the comments, ya hear??

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ARMEDGEEK!!

And may you have many, many more :D

Nov 22

Tin Foil Time

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, November 22, 2013 in History, Open Thread

Fifty years ago today, President John Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, who was in turn shot by Jack Ruby, who was sentenced to death but died of a pulmonary embolism before his appeal could be started. This series of events spawned a SHITLOAD of conspiracy theories.

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Which spawned a SHITLOAD of books.

And a SHITLOAD of movies and documentaries.

Frankly, I am sick and tired of grassy knoll crap. But it does get to be entertaining. So in light of it being Open Thread Friday, what are your favorite conspiracy theories regarding the assassination of JFK? New or old, doesn’t matter. Just remember that talking about theories regarding current events is verbotten. I won’t be responsible for the NSA seizing AG’s server ;)

Nov 23

Astonishing Aerial Photographs from WWII

Posted by ArmedGeek on Monday, November 23, 2009 in History, War

peiper over at Barking Moonbat EWS found some absolutely kickass aerial photos from WWII.

I grabbed this one because I’m a big fan of the movie A Bridge Too Far. As well as a fan of the huge iron balls it took to attempt Operation Market Garden.

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Dotted around the fields of Holland, these gliders clustered together formed just a small part of Operation Market Garden in September 1944 -- the largest airborne operation ever carried out

Click the image to see the full resolution image.

I’m going to make you go over to Barking Moonbat EWS to see the rest of these.