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April 28, 2023

Anti-woke' caller tries to explain what the phrase means... It did not go well LBC

This caller is painful to listen to
James O' Brien just destroys him by letting the caller hang himself (rhetorically)
It's all so civil as well
April 28, 2023

Meet The Man Who Shoots At Birds All Day To Keep Them Off A Toxic Pit World Wide Waste

If migrating species land on the Berkeley Pit for more than a few hours, they get cooked from the inside out. Now, miners use a rifle, drones, and lasers to scare the birds away.
April 10, 2023

Southern Generals Who Didn't Turn Traitor in the Civil War

Unlike Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and the like, these southerners stayed with the U.S.

David Farragut:
You may not know the man, but you likely know his famous battle cry, "Damn the Torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" He urged his naval forces forward in the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864. He lead the capture of New Orleans

George Henry Thomas:
As a teenager, he and his family took to hiding in the woods during the Nat Turner Slave Rebellion in 1831. What he took away from the experience was far different than most people around him did. He decided that maybe the slaves weren't so happy after-all. A close friend of Lee, everyone assumed he'd join the confederacy, but he didn't. His roommate at West Point was William T. Sherman. His units were instrumental in several key Union victories.
His family in Virginia didn't speak to him for years. He reconciled with his brothers, but his sisters never spoke to him again.
He commanded Union victories at the Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky (1862), Chickamauga in Georgia (1863), and the Battle of Nashville (1864). He was at the Battle of Stone’s River (1862–1863), the Chattanooga Campaign (1863) in Tennessee and, under William T. Sherman, in the Atlanta Campaign (1864).
Thomas commanded African-American soldiers. He was a supporter of civil rights during reconstruction and a confidant of Grant.

William Rufus Terrill:
He wrote to his family, "I am as I have ever been true to my oath, true to my country — and true to the flag that floats over, whose folds I should prefer to be my winding sheet rather than see the dissolution of this once glorious country.”
He was killed in the Battle of Perryville in 1862. He was a Brigadier General at the time.
Two of his three brothers died in the war fighting for the Confederacy. To which I say, quoting the words of Michael Che, "Good"

Phillip St. George Cooke:
Gen Cooke wrote, “I owe Virginia little; my country much.” He is credited the Father of the Modern Cavalry. He lead the successful Peninsula Campaign.
His son chose the confederacy. They didn't speak for decades after the war.
He defeated his son-in-law J.E.B. Stuart who also turned traitor and fought for the south.

Edmund Jackson Davis:
Born in Florida. Family moved to Texas. He chose the Union. He commanded troops in Texas that stayed with America. He was elected governor during Reconstruction. A staunch supporter of civil rights for the freed slaves. He was voted out of office in an election that was likely fraudulent (really fraudulent, as opposed to trump's imaginary one)

John Gibbon:
A soldiers soldier. Born in Philly, his family moved to North Carolina to own property, including slaves. An artillery specialist, when the war broke out he stayed with America, while his brothers joined the traitors. He commanded the "Iron Brigade" at Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. He was wounded at Gettysburg. After recovering, he returned to fight in the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. He was at Appamatox Courthouse with Grant for Lee's surrender.

Winfred Scott:
Not exactly the greatest person on the list, (he participated in the forced removal of Native Americans in the Trail of Tears) he was the second American General to achieve the ran of Lt. General after George Washington. His poor health and inability to get along with Lincoln lead to his removal and retirement. Though Ulysses S. Grant eventually used a strategy similar to Scott’s proposed “Anaconda Plan” which was instrumental in Union Victory in the war.

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