Archive for the ‘United States of America’ Category

Happy 4th of July!

July 4, 2008

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On this day in 1776…

July 2, 2008

…on a Hot Philadelphia day, the Second Continental Congress unanimously passed the resolution of Independence from England in a unanimous vote. It took a couple of days to get a few clean copies written out for signing.

Reality vs. "The International Community"

May 14, 2008

By way of Michael Graham comes the true words of Australian columnist Janet Albrechtsen:

“The need [of UN supporters] to paint Americans as a greedy, selfish, war-mongering superpower cannot be disturbed by facts. It matters not that, in the year before the tsunami, the US provided $2.4 billion in humanitarian relief: 40per cent of all the relief aid given to the world in 2003. Never mind that development and emergency relief rose from $10 billion during the last year of Bill Clinton’s administration to $24 billion under George W. Bush in 2003. Or that, according to a German study, Americans contribute to charities nearly seven times as much a head as Germans do. Or that, adjusted for population, American philanthropy is more than two-thirds more than British giving.

There is a teenaged immaturity about the rest of the world’s relationship with the US. Whenever a serious crisis erupts somewhere, our dependence on the US becomes obvious, and many hate the US because of it. That the hatred is irrational is beside the point.”

As one wit accurately put it, The “international community” can suck Elvis’ dead left nut.

Happy 4th of July!

July 4, 2007

As is historical note, Independence was voted on and passed on July 2nd, 1776.

It took two days to have a clean copies handwritten for signing.

The proper face of real, progressive revolution

June 3, 2007

Forget that murdering communist thug, the real face of progressive revolution is George Washington! Ken McCracken posts this simple reality over at Say Anything:

Whereas Washington forged a new age of democracy and liberty, Guevara was a throwback to feudal ‘might makes right’ and all of the excesses and abuses of absolute power – ‘divine right of kings’ without the divine. Guevara was an enemy of the Enlightenment, and he, Castro, Lenin, Stalin and Mao cast billions of people (or at least those they did not murder) into a new dark age.

28 years of Dollar Coins

March 28, 2007

28 years of US Dollar Coins, obverse view.

Back in 1979, we got the Susan B. Anthony Dollar Coin.
Another legacy of the Carter Administration, a dollar that looks and feels like a quarter. Thanks Jimmy

In 2000, the Sacagawea Dollar Coin was released. This intelligent redesign kept the same size and weight (making it vending machine compatible with the Susie B.), but was made with a distinctive Golden color and removed the edge milling (making it feel different than a Quarter).

Now we have the first in the Presidential Series of US Dollar Coins, featuring the first US President, George Washington.