We never knew how just was our cause until we entered the rotten interior of Germany and beheld for the first time the unbelievable results of Nazi greed and cruelty – the shallow, quick lime graves – the feeble thanks and tears of joy of the emaciated walking dead – the slave laborers, who were former free men in Europe – miserable wretches whose plight might well have been the lot of our own loved ones had we not succeeded.
May this history, then, be dedicated to those who died inconspicuously, but not in vain, that freedom might live.
—From the Combat History of the 137th US Infantry Regiment (Kansas National Guard), 35 US Infantry Division, which fought
from Normandy to the Elbe with the 1st, 3rd and 9th US Armies
Via commenter David All at Simply Jews
If Trump declares one to get the Southern border wall built, it will be the 59th declared since Congress passed the National Emergencies Act in 1978. Thirty one are still in force.
Of course the Dims would go to the courts to fight Trump and try to legislate their way out of it. Remains to be seen.
Via The Conversation
This is old about Playboy mag’s decline and revival but new to me and therefore…
Tasteful, via commenter rhhardin, I guess, is a side shot of pubic hair. Or, via Laslo Spatula, the immortal nude cleft. Leave the gaping, reddish wide, to porn.
“In a life touched by tragedy, Rona Ramon, wife of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, was determined to choose life – and to help others cope with grief and sorrow as well. Rona died from pancreatic cancer on December 17, 2018 at the age of 54, but her legacy of hope and resilience endures.”
“Socialist dictator Hugo Chavez initially ran a months-long amnesty program encouraging Venezuelans to trade their arms for electrical goods. That year, there were only 37 recorded voluntary gun surrenders, while the majority of seizures – more than 12,500 – were by force.”
Now, as Venezuelans flee and the state crumbles, no arms are legally obtainable.
“A former gun store owner inside Venezuela – who told Fox News he has now been relegated to only selling fishing supplies since the ban – said he can’t sell any type of weaponry – even a slingshot – and underscored that even BB ammunition and airsoft guns are only issued to police and military officers. The punishment for illicit carrying or selling a weapon now is 20 years behind bars.”
Via Fox News
“Dems love a Kennedy. Beto might not have the pedigree, but he has the requisite driving skills.”—Jim Treacher
And he can lie with the best of them.
Treacher: “That might be why some have described Beto as ‘the white Obama.’ Which is an insult. To Obama.”