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Royal Barges and Special Events

June 1, 2012

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This Sunday Queen Elizabeth II and selected members of her family will travel down the Thames in a flotilla of  vessels aboard a  barge called Spirit of Chartwell.  She may no longer have her yacht, Britannia, but she has use of both this and also her very own  new barge, Gloriana,  in time for her […]

200 Years Ago on the Barbary Coast, Muslims Gave The Message of 9/11 to Thomas Jefferson and Other Founding Fathers.

April 6, 2012


The introduction and overview of Thomas Jefferson’s papers at the Library of Congress supports a News Max article from 2009 outlining  the history of the US with the Barbary pirates and reminds us that if we don’t know history, we are doomed to repeat it: See remainder of this article here.

Gingrich’s Sloppy Syntax Will Cost Republicans the White House if Nominated

December 10, 2011


With many already trying to stomach Newt Gingrich’s mangling of marriage commitments via infidelity and researching his alleged flip-flopping to outright lying about issues, his remarks to the Jewish Channel may have scuttled  his run for the White House.  His remarks neither benefited Israel nor Palestine as embodied in the Palestinian authority. The Jewish Channel […]

The Unpleasantness of The Royal Wedding – Big Bussiness for Press and Palace and Tourism

April 3, 2011


One thing is clear:  coverage of the Royal Wedding is currently sucking the air out of press rooms worldwide.  This was the assessment of a panel discussion on CNN’s Reliable Sources this morning.  Budgets have even been earmarked for the event. Helping to generate addictive interest in the event months out – the Palace and […]

Royal Wedding In Name Only On 29 April; Pageantry a Thing of The Past

April 2, 2011

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You don’t have to love the Royals or even to like them but if you love the history and the pageantry often associated with them you will thirst for the good old days of Royal Weddings this April 29.  Not only costs but also security have dictated that most wedding guests will travel to and […]

John Wiley Price and the People of Dallas – The History Behind His Outburst

February 17, 2011


It would be difficult for anyone reading about or seeing the video of  Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and a citizen in a Court session go at it ending with Price’s cheap shot heard ’round the world “you’re all white. Go to hell.”  Whichever way you judged the proceedings and the people, there is […]

Background Information on the Current Crisis in Egypt in News Analysis, Literature and Film.

February 1, 2011


Analysis and News of Current Crisis in Egypt – See Mother Jones‘ site features a wealth of information both historical and contemporary about Egypt and its politics. Recent article: “Who is Behind the Egyptian Revolution” – an overview of the factions in the body politic from the Guardian. Recent article in Jordan Times, “Columinsts Split […]

Historic Woodlands Being Sold in Britain. National Trust To the Rescue?

January 29, 2011


This is worth noting for those who not only know English history but who know Robin Hood lived in one of the famous woods of England, Sherwood Forest. National Trust ready to ‘step in’ and save English woodlands Biggest change in land ownership for more than 80 years described as ‘watershed moment in the history […]

SOTUS MUST Demonstrate Obama Leads Cooperative Rescue of Economy

January 25, 2011


The State of the Union Speech spectacular is now being called “Date Night.”  The proposal that was made for Republicans and Democrats to sit together in a way that would encourage a more civilized tone in their discourse has been taken to heart.  One congresswoman even laughed and said she would love a wrist corsage. […]

Kate and Wills: Common Touch for Their Wedding a Tad Too Common?

January 21, 2011


It is remarkable that Kate and William have been sensitive to the economy and those suffering from its rigors.  As a result, they have opted for a car to transport Kate to the Abbey (also the symbolism in this is that she will not yet be royal) and for wedding guests to donate to their […]

David Nelson of “Ozzie and Harriet” Dies Aged 74

January 12, 2011


Another of the icons for the childhood of men and women of a certain age has died: Navid Nelson, the older Nelson son of Ozzie and Harriet, stars of “Ozzie and Harriet” on TV during the 50s and 60s. While Rick was styled as “irrepressible” and played the entertaining smart alec, David was more of […]

SamHenry’s Family Had a “Royal” Enough Wedding Thanks to the American Dream

November 19, 2010


Kate Middleton may have some Brits down because she is not from stock with coats of arms and titles.  Her’s is more the American story.  SamHenry likes to say whenever someone on this side of the pond waxes arrogant: “None among us came here as deposed royalty.”  However, it doesn’t mean that some did not […]

The Future of THE Book – SamHenry vs Stephen King

October 7, 2010


Forbes and CNN both interviewed Stephen King recently.  In both interviews, the key moment for this former librarian and information scientist was when they asked him about the future of the book as we  have known it since the Chinese invented movable type.  They were asking the first major author to bypass traditional book publishing […]

Terrorist Warnings Be Damned.

October 6, 2010


High alert, red alert, the British are coming, man the torpedos and the barbarian is at the gate…. Obviously, down through history there have been warnings of extreme danger.  So it seems that to be free from them, one either has to travel to another habitable planet or find some refuge within one’s self.  This […]


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