Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, July 1, 2016

"You Furnish the Pictures, I'll Furnish the War."

On this day, 118 years ago, the Battle of San Juan Hill was fought.

The Rough Riders got the glory, but they fought in support of an attack by the Buffalo Soldiers of the 10th Cavalry. That was a point that the press pretty much ignored at the time, but that the historians haven't.

The Spanish-American War may not have been the first war that Americans were fed large doses of propaganda and lies in order to gain national support for fighting, but it sure as hell wasn't the last.

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