Incident in 1864: Pickett’s Mill, Georgia

Maj. Jonathan R. Kennard, age 38, was slightly wounded in the head.

Memphis Daily Appeal – Atlanta, Georgia – June 4, 1864

One little incident right here, so characteristic of the man. Major Kennard (of whom I have told you often, lately promoted), was as usual, encouraging the men by his battle-cry of, “put your trust in God, men, for He is with us,” but concluding to talk to the Yankees a while, sang out to them, “Come on, We are demoralized,” when the Major was pretty severely wounded in the head, though not seriously; raising himself up, he said: “Boys, I told them a lie, and I believe that is the reason I got shot.”

3Lt. Thomas J. Stokes, Co. I, 10th Texas Infantry – Life in Dixie During the WarMary Gay


Imagining the sarcastic taunts and the story-telling after this incident makes these figures from our past a bit more comprehensible. Read or download the book for free at


WAR, with leaflets!

From late Fall 2014, it is clear that we were close to the Brink. KCNA keeps us informed. Update: KCNA site is geo-blocked, unfortunately, but you may try this web site.

This clearly indicates that the puppet authorities are the prime movers of the madcap leaflet scattering operations of human scum in south Korea.

As already disclosed, different ministries and agencies of the south Korean puppet regime are vying with each other to spend several millions of U.S. dollars for the leaflet scattering operations.

Military gangsters provided military backing to the leaflet scattering operations. Not only forefront units of the puppet army but also flying corps of its air force were put on emergency alert.

It is nonsensical, indeed, to have dialogue and discuss the issue of improving the north-south relations with such black-hearted guys.

The puppet group is getting frantic in its anti-DPRK human rights racket in international arena in collusion with the U.S. and desperately hurling human scum into leaflet scattering operations as part of its confrontation ruckus. This is aimed to escalate the confrontation with the north and ignite a war.



NY v. Boston, Strauss smackdown edition

New York World (19.06.1872) decried Strauss as

the little hop and skip maestro, hot from the wicked salons of Vienna

and adjudged his music “clap-trap,” so the Boston Globe (21.06.1872) retorted that,

New York is to be pitied

and a Boston periodical, Jubilee Days (20.06.1872), likened New York’s critics to a “herd of mules.”