Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"Can't you just use wooden sticks?"

Elk Grove city fathers cancel reenactment due to the city's gun laws. Elk Grove has some sort of a law regarding the possession or firing guns in the city park and have cancelled a reenactment that has been in the planning stages for over a year. 

Story HERE

The same folks would probably soil themselves if they could have seen some of the WW2 events we once staged at Oak Ridge, TN in Heritage Park. Eventually, politics came into play there too as one of the "committee women" felt that reenactments glorified war. Keep in mind this is coming from a woman who is a chairperson promoting an event that glorifies Oak Ridge, Tennessee's past. I suppose she forgot the city's whole reason for the city's being. She must have forgotten the fact that the inhabitants of "Secret City" and the government were responsible for developing Uranium-235 which was instrumental to the success of the Manhattan Project and building the two most powerful atomic bombs the world had seen to date (not to forget Los Alamos). Upon completion these bombs would be dropped on Japan and we all know how that story ends. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Is This How You Would Be "Acting" After 17 Of Your Classmates Were Massacred?


That's just not normal.

"Forgive us, because we sold them," says African ambassador on possible slave ship find.

The journal of William Foster, the captain of the Clotilda, provides a detailed historical document regarding the slaving operations in Dahomey at the time of his journey.

"Having gotten ashore safely, I met with interpreter who kindly congratulated me and gave me in charge of three natives, who put me in a hammock with canopy and carried me into the city of Whyda, (modern day Ouidah) six miles distant: Upon arrival, I found splendid accommodations for traders. I spent the night in 'Merchant Exchange.' Having breakfasted early I with Cicerone sallied forth to see the city and transact my business with the Prince. Cicerone presented me to the ebony Prince, a man of 250 lbs.
"Presentation consisted of myself and fifty officials, all of whom fell on their knees in acknowledgement of His Majesty. We then partook of social drink, and then I told him my business, that I had nine thousand dollars in gold and merchandise and wanted to buy a cargo of negroes, for which I agreed to pay $100 per head for one hundred and twenty-five. After detaining me for eight days, I thought him purposing my capture."

Read the entire story HERE.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Tell it brother and tell it ALL!

                                                         Wild Bill on the recent FL school shooting and AR 15 rifles

I first saw this over at It Aint Holy Water