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Author: TriSec    Date: 07/18/2017 10:11:58

Good morning.

Still here with a dead computer, so blogging by Kindle Fire this am.

We'll start this morning with an archeological dig. In August of 1776, General Washington was losing the battle of Long Island when he was bailed out by some sailors from Marblehead. After the battle, the Hessians bayoneted some 250 prisoners and dumped them In a mass grave. Archeologists think they may have found the site.



http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/07/17/possible-dig-brooklyn-troops-who-saved-washington.html

Moving on to the Civil War, today is the anniversary of the action at Battery Wagner, involving the Massachusetts 54th. As we all know, they were virtually wiped out. Colonel Shaw was buried with his men, and it was thought that his sword had become a war prize and lost.

As it turns out, the sword was recovered and returned to the family, who then somehow forgot about it in an attic for 150 years.

The Boston Historical Society has recently acquired the sword, and it's set to go on display.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/07/12/mass-historical-society-acquires-sword-robert-gould-shaw/ttQ6WrQ4HfWu3183aVf5ZO/story.html

Finally today, should you care to invest the time, I highly recommend yesterday's Globe Spotlight report regarding the Manchester, NH VAMC. It's the same folks that broke the church-sex scandal.

Why can't we get this stuff right?

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/07/15/four-star-case-failure-manchester/n9VV7BerswvkL5akCgNzvK/story.html
 

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Comment by Raine on 07/18/2017 13:22:04


Good morning!

Comment by Raine on 07/18/2017 13:27:05







Comment by wickedpam on 07/18/2017 13:35:06
Morning

Comment by Raine on 07/18/2017 14:32:17
So what fresh hell will break today?

Comment by Raine on 07/18/2017 14:33:08



Comment by Raine on 07/18/2017 14:52:18
Shelly Moore Capito *R-WV* will not vote on a repeal of the ACA.

Comment by Mondobubba on 07/18/2017 16:11:48
Quote by Raine:
So what fresh hell will break today?


You beat me to it.

Comment by Mondobubba on 07/18/2017 16:57:23
Comment by Raine on 07/18/2017 18:27:55

That is utter bullsit.



Comment by Raine on 07/18/2017 18:28:57
Comment by Scoopster on 07/18/2017 18:43:09
Jeez.. I get sidetracked with extreme gaming for a few hours and giant piles of GOP schadenfreude suddenly appear EVERYWHERE.

Comment by Raine on 07/18/2017 18:47:05
Comment by Scoopster on 07/18/2017 19:28:04





Comment by Raine on 07/18/2017 20:30:34
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Do they really think they can take this BACK to the SCOTUS?


Comment by BobR on 07/19/2017 03:05:28
Quote by Raine:
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Do they really think they can take this BACK to the SCOTUS?

I think he means "well - we didn't get health care but at least we got a SCOTUS justice appointed, so we have that going for us..."