@Farmer GA: He's right. Many of the counties had patrols of deputized citizens that looked for runaway slaves. As the war went on they also looked for deserters and draft dodgers.
The slaves, in their dialect, warned each other to watch for "Paddy Rollers." There are many references to them in the oral histories collected by the WPA writers' project during the 1930's.posted @ Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 16:15
Man, when I was in high school we read about Andy Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans and David Crockett at the Alamo. Migrant soldiers fighting for liberty.
My first real job after high school was in a union shop in western Massachusetts. One day the UEW Rep. told us he would have to cut our meeting short since he had to get back to his office at "turdy turd and turd street in New Yack City."
We laughed about that for a long time.posted @ Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 10:55
Matthew 16: 23
Don't feed it.
Hmmmm??? I am curious to know what you think they are figthing for? honest question, no snark.
Caliphate, Theocracy; not sure, but I sure know it's not any "democracy," in the manner the term has been abused into here.
Perhaps mob rule for a little while until the Mullahs get a handle on the situation and exterminate the "useful idiots."posted @ Monday, June 17, 2013 - 17:18
@Anonymous Dude: No, no, you just don't understand the appropriate TO&E classification for these types of things:
1. Boloney. Boloney, Type 1. Plain old Boloney. Bells, $ .99/Lb
2. Mortadella. Boloney, Type 2. Boloney w/ chunks of crap. Publix, $ 12.99/Lb
It's all in the name.posted @ Monday, June 17, 2013 - 16:29
@STATE OF DENIAL: Wasn't the Sedition Act of 1918 and the Red Scare of 1919 - 1921 Woodrow Wilson's baby?posted @ Monday, June 17, 2013 - 11:49
I see you're making your credibility meter tear through the ceiling again. If you think for one second anybody in Syria or Egypt are fighting for "democracy," you are one sick puppy.
Do tell us what the green flag means.posted @ Monday, June 17, 2013 - 08:16
@Mountainlion: Thank you. My experience with the Cherokee is with the descendants of those who went to Oklahoma. The ones I knew had adopted Christianity and become U.S. Citizens. They had pretty much abandoned the old tribal ways but retained characteristics such as thrift and industry. They homesteaded land in Northern Arkansas and Southern Missouri and did very well. Thus the question about Hunter.
I have my own theory explaining the potters' wheel.
Based on the behavior of some of the orthodox anthropologists and archaeologists at our university I tend to be somewhat suspicious of their views; I do not doubt that there were Conversos in plenty among the early Spanish explorers or that Jewish expats operated as pirates out of North Africa. They had plenty of reason to hate the Spanish. The idea that Mesoamericans interacted with the indigenous people in this part of North America just makes sense. People have always been curious as to what's over the next hill. Stephens and Catherwoods' experience in Belize testify to the policy of English raiders to release their captive slaves and prisoners.
The reality is always far more complicated than the ivory-tower simplistic version of academia.posted @ Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 20:09
[quote][b]Mountainlion[/b] - The Cherokees are a Middle Eastern population with very little Native American DNA[/quote]
I don't see any evidence of use of the potter's wheel. How do you explain that?
Have you read John Dunn Hunters' memoir? If so, what is your opinion of it.posted @ Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 17:12
@RightIswrong: You have Minne-sota confused with Chicago.posted @ Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 12:24
That unit he was attached to made such a mess at Warsaw that they even managed to embarrass Himmler. After the uprising he had Gestapo agents arrest and shoot the commander and chief of staff. The subordinate units were kicked out of the Waffen SS and farmed out to various SD organizations.
What's "shocking," is that he survived the war at all. Polish partisans tended to get very "creative," when they captured anti-partisan or SD troops.posted @ Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 09:50
[quote][b]RightIswrong[/b] - hands together for Al Franken and the 341 felons![/quote]
Yeah, they have to do that so the G-Men can put cuffs on them.posted @ Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 09:30
Petroleum V. Nasby
Y'all stop postin' under those fake names y'hear!
We only ever post under real names around these parts buster.
Somebody started early.posted @ Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 16:02
[quote][b]johnthebrewer[/b] - Now some Christians want to have the entire season to themselves. Apparently, respect for the religions of others is too much for them.[/quote]
How bizzare. I could have swore I saw Rabbi Johnson up there in that photo.posted @ Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 09:08
Cool steps to success:
1. Attempt to create a pleasant work environment.
2. Get investigated, go to jail.
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - Like Christians celebrating Christmas with pagan traditions?[/quote]
So? The church of Santa Maria della Rotonda began it's life as a pagan temple. Now it's a church.
Do you have some point to make that doesn't involve sophomoric religious bigotry?posted @ Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 08:49
[quote][b]michaelme[/b] - hypocrites each and every one of y'all.[/quote]
Governor Perry brought all the little roaches out from behind the baseboards, didn't he? Sounds like a good reason to pass the bill here. I'll start on it Monday.posted @ Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 07:59
[quote][b]Arnold Friend[/b] - @jlscott:
I think the SBCAKAGOP would disagree.
No, they wouldn't.posted @ Friday, June 14, 2013 - 13:09
[quote][b]Arnold Friend[/b] - Oh, perhaps the anti-papal bigots actually have their home in the Republican party?[/quote]
No, they don't.
[quote][b]Arnold Friend[/b] - @jlscott:
Yet a Catholic has never been the presidential candidate for the Republican party in the general election...
So?posted @ Friday, June 14, 2013 - 10:45
@Shalmaneser: I wouldn't give up my place in a lifeboat for a baby goat, but I probably would for a child.
As I said once before; YOU are the problem. Enabler.posted @ Friday, June 14, 2013 - 08:02
Actually that is a very good question and worthy of some further research.
Based on Governor Henry Ellis' report the Royal Society Heat of the Weather in Georgia (1758) I would say "Thermometer Without," is out away from buildings and "Thermometer Within," is under a porch roof or shaded portico next to a house or building.
BTW Ellis reported the temperature in Savannah on August 17, 1758 to be 103 degrees out in the street and 101 degrees on the porch of his house; same as today.posted @ Friday, June 14, 2013 - 07:47
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