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Posts on 09/24/20

History`s Best Bork Bet

(David Fleischer, Brazil, 09/24/20 12:28 pm) John E mentioned Robert Bork. When he was nominated to the Supreme Court, I told the USIA Chief in Brasília that he would not be confirmed by the Senate. He said, "You w ...

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Chicago Football Legend Gale Sayers Dies at 77

(David Duggan, USA, 09/24/20 7:03 am) I assume Brian Blodgett meant 1844 in the 3rd paragraph of his latest post.  [That was my editing mistake; apologies to Brian--JE.] And the '62 Mets (Marvelous Marv Thr ...

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Jeremiah Black, Supreme Court Reject

(Harry Papasotiriou, Greece, 09/24/20 4:56 am) The one lame-duck nomination to the US Supreme Court who was not confirmed by the Senate controlled by the same party as the president is Jeremiah Black, nominated by President James Buchanan o ...

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What Do We Know About Thomas Jefferson`s Mother?

(Enrique Torner, USA, 09/24/20 4:14 am) As I was trying to help my oldest daughter with an assignment on Thomas Jefferson, I stumbled upon a mystery I was unaware of: his mother, Jane Randolph Jefferson. It turns out that Thomas lost his fa ...

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Elizabethan Skulduggery: Sagotaging the San Juan de Sevilla

(Timothy Ashby, Spain, 09/24/20 3:25 am) Throughout my life I have been fascinated by sunken ships and treasure hunting. One of my favourite stories was of the legendary "Tobermory Galleon," an Armada ship that sank in Scotland. ...

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Posts on 09/23/20

Some of History`s More Interesting Supreme Court Rejects

(Brian Blodgett, USA, 09/23/20 1:10 pm) The lone recommended nominee for Supreme Court rejected by his own party in a lame-duck session caught my attention and I stumbled upon some interesting facts when looking for our lone failed nominee. ...

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Birdwatching Report: Red in Tooth and Claw

(Edward Jajko, USA, 09/23/20 9:53 am) My wife and I have been feeding birds in our backyard in Cupertino for 30+ years. We live in an Eichler, with immense store-front sized windows looking on the yard. Through the years, many birds have ...

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Track Record of Election-Year Supreme Court Nominations

(Harry Papasotiriou, Greece, 09/23/20 4:24 am) When the US presidency and the Senate were held by different parties, we have the following data on presidential election year nominations to the US Supreme Court throughout US history:  ...

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Yes, the Deep State is Real, and in Plain Sight

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 09/23/20 3:53 am) I am totally befuddled by John Eipper's comments on my post of September 22nd: "Is the Deep State real? To believe so requires an almost theological faith in the power of the DS puppet maste ...

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The Deep State is Real--But What Is It?

(Henry Levin, USA, 09/23/20 3:34 am) To answer John E's question, of course there is a "deep state" in terms of conserving our institutions and functioning as a nation. The purpose of a state is to "conserve&qu ...

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