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Vol.XV • No.XLIX

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Scientists May Have Found the Key to Alzheimer's

Thu, 2021-12-09 11:44 +0000

Scientists say they might have discovered the cause of Alzheimer's.

Researchers at the University of California- Riverside (UCR) recently published results from a study that looked at a protein called tau. By studying the different forms tau proteins take, researchers discovered the difference between people who developed dementia and those who didn’t.

The tau protein was critical for researchers because they wanted to understand what the protein could reveal about the mechanism behind plaques and tangles, two critical indicators doctors look for when diagnosing people with Alzheimer’s.

By analyzing donated brain samples, researchers found that those with brain buildup, like plaques and tangles, but had no dementia had a normal form of tau. However, those who had a “different-handed” form of tau and developed plaques or tangles did have dementia.

Read the rest here.

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Thu, 2021-12-09 11:36 +0000

Victor Davis Hanson:  "Critical race theory would be mainstreamed to excise racism and discrimination by embracing racism and discrimination."

So, what did the people conclude 10 months out from the Woke getting their wishes? 

The polls reveal that voters don’t like open borders at all. They disapprove of illegal immigration as much they support legal immigrants. They worry about crime and drugs. They don’t want the unvetted and unvaccinated flowing across their open border. 

The people want cheaper, not pricier gas. They prefer American energy self-sufficiency. Why, with cup in hand, go begging to Saudi Arabia and Russia to pump more supposedly Satanic oil? 

The people like the police and hate crime. Even the rich among the woke are now scared—some of whom sowed the wind of decriminalization and are themselves reaping the whirlwind of crime. 

Most voters care less about our color, but far more about our character. They think a meritocracy, not quotas and tribal chauvinism, explains the exceptional American standard of life. 

They despise inflation as much as recession—and fear they may now get both soon. 

Freedom-loving individuals don’t like cancel culture, ostracism, iconoclasm, Trotskyization, and commissars. They prefer free speech. They treasure the Bill of Rights. 

So, in just 10 months the Left got what it wanted. And the people are becoming not just sick of what has followed, but disgusted. They are terrified that the Left is not just failing, but also wrecking the country and them along with it. 

Read the rest here.

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Community Standards

Thu, 2021-12-09 11:22 +0000
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An Eyewitness Report from Inside the DC Jail — An Excerpt

Wed, 2021-12-08 12:28 +0000

From the Office of Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene: Unusually Cruel

8. Confrontation over access to January 6 Detainees (8:39 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.) 
As the group waited to fully assemble, Representative Greene initiated a conversation with the D.C. Mayor’s representative, Eugene Kinlow, and Wanda Patten, Deputy Director of Operations, about when the delegation could see the January 6 defendants.

As the conversation progressed, Mr. Kinlow repeatedly stepped away from the delegation to call the “Director,”—presumably the Director of the D.C. Department of Corrections, Mr. Quincy Booth—though this was never confirmed. At one point, the steel prison bar door closed between the delegation and Mr. Kinlow.

Only after Representative Greene threatened to go to the media about the lack of access to the January 6 detainees did DOC staff allow the delegation to proceed to where the detainees were being held in the CTF.

The following conversation took place in a hallway between the CTF and CDF:
8:40 PM:
Rep. Greene: And we’re seeing the January 6 defendants? That’s part of our tour. That’s in this building [CTF], isn’t it?

Kinlow: I think we are giving you the same tour that the first group did.

Patten: [They] didn’t go [there].

Kinlow: I don’t think we can go there either.

Rep. Greene: That’s part of the tour. That’s part of what we’re doing tonight.

Kinlow: I get that, but I think it’s clear from the Director that we must match the tours.

Rep. Greene Staff: We didn’t see what the other tour did.

Patten: Yea…

DC DOC Officer: What it is: we went to…and then YME and then we flipped them [the delegation tours].

Rep. Greene: Well, we’re here to see the whole facility—and also see where the January 6 defendants are.

Kinlow: Again, I think the goal was to conform to the first group, and I think that…

Rep. Greene: That’s not what we’re here for. We’re here to see where they are and the rest of the facility.

Kinlow: I don’t think we have the authority…

Rep. Gohmert: What is there to hide? The complaint has been that they’ve been treated differently than the other detainees. I thought tonight we were going to find out.  Rep. Greene to Rep. Gohmert: I can’t imagine the difference. What’s the difference? All

Kinlow: Give me one minute. The Director is offsite.

8:43 PM
pause to wait on Mr. Kinlow to talk on the phone with the Director

8:46 PM
Landerkin: Director says the tour is over.

Rep. Greene: No, the tour’s not over. The whole point of it was to see the entire place, and to see the January 6 defendants.

Landerkin: That’s not my call. That’s the Director’s [decision].

Rep. Greene: Why though? What is the reason?

Patten: Let me say this, there is nothing to hide.

Rep. Greene: If there’s nothing to hide, we should be seeing it. It’s not about the first group [D.C. City Council delegation].

Kinlow: Everything that the first group [D.C. City Council delegation] has seen, you have seen.

Rep. Greene: We don’t care about the first group.

Kinlow: We are not able to accommodate your request at this time.

Rep. Greene: We went in an area where there were people banging on walls and screaming because they have been held in those cells 24 hours a day, and you’re telling us we can’t see where the January 6 defendants, pretrial are? These people are presumed innocent.

Kinlow: You can’t see where they are today. (Emphasis original)

Rep. Greene: Why? To hose them down and clean [them] up? And the facility? What is the problem?

Kinlow: This tour is being concluded.

Rep. Greene: No, this tour should not be concluded. If you don’t have anything to hide, then show us.

Kinlow: I have nothing to hide.

Rep. Greene: You know what’s going to happen when we walk out of here. We’re going to say, “they showed us, gave us this great tour, we got to talk to inmates…”

Kinlow: The D.C. Councilmembers and legislators didn’t get to see this.

Rep. Greene: I don’t care. They didn’t request this.

Rep. Gohmert: That’s their concern, our concern….

Kinlow: I’ve got the Director on the line, and under advice from the Director this [tour is over].

Rep. Greene: WHY?!

Rep. Gohmert: Oh, well, if it’s advice, then we can still go. That’s just advice, that’s not a directive.

pause to wait on Mr. Kinlow to talk on the phone with the Director a second time

Rep. Greene: The well-being of everyone is important and I don’t know why we can’t see one area.

At this point, the steel bar door begins to close, separating Kinlow from the remainder of the group. Kinlow continued to speak with the Director as the doors separated him from the group.  The timing of the doors closing created suspicion that someone activated it on purpose. While DOC staff later claimed the doors automatically close on a timer, the Congressional delegation never received a plausible explanation for why the door closed precisely during the confrontation between the Representatives and the Mayor’s staff.

Rep. Greene: Oh, my goodness gracious.

Rep. Greene Staff: Ok, so we just got shut off from the facility. They just locked the door.

Rep Greene: Why though?

Rep. Gohmert—to Rep. Greene: Like when the Marshals had the surprise inspection it was so they could clean it [the area] up better.  But there’s no reason, since it got cleaned up, for us not to be able to go back there.

Rep. Gohmert—to Deputy Warden Landerkin: You understand, we can also make an appearance before the U.S. judge, and I intend to take action.

After Kinlow finished the call around the corner, away from the group, he returned to make an announcement.

Kinlow: Warden [Landerkin], can you open up?

Landerkin: I’ll get the door open.

The steel bar door begins to slowly re-open, Kinlow rejoined the group.

Kinlow: Alright. It’s ok, we’re [going] to go to that section. I don’t know where it is. I’ve never been there.

DOC Staff: (anxiously) We’ll take them.

Kinlow: Well, let’s go ahead and do it.

Rep. Greene: I just think it’s better for everyone because, listen, I don’t think misinformation is a good thing, and this is the best way to dispel of it.

After two hours since the beginning of the tour and after demanding to see the January 6 detainees, the Representatives were finally taken to the area. The conversation in the hallway ended and the group proceeded down another series of hallways and elevators within the CTF until reaching a new, lower level.

9. January 6 Detainee Wing (8:55 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
After exiting the elevator and turning right, the delegation of approximately 15 people filed into a narrow hallway which led to a secluded area in the back of the CTF. This area was noticeably different: the January 6 detainee wing was a much older part of the jail that had not been updated in many years. One inmate claimed that this section of the jail had once been used as a psychiatric ward that had been decommissioned before the January 6 inmates were assigned there.

DC DOC staff opened a door and allowed Reps. Greene and Gohmert to enter a large, white, artificially lit room with approximately 40 inmates in orange scrubs scattered throughout the room. Inmates began to pour out of the rooms and approach the delegation of Representatives and staff. The wing had two floors, with cells along the walls of both floors. The center of the room contained a few scattered chairs and tables, but largely open space. The remainder of the room had an aged electronic panel controlling the cell doors, and a common shower area with 3 individual showers with curtains.

Moments after Reps. Greene and Gohmert entered the room, the inmates broke into excited yelling and triumphant shouting, astounded by a visit from two sitting Members of Congress.  The inmates were overwhelmed with emotions: some crying, almost all emotionally shaken. One inmate asked to hug Congresswoman Greene. Except for the January 6 detainees, no other inmates in any part of the jail cried during the visit. Many January 6 inmates had not seen their families in some time and expressed a sense of hope after such a long period of isolation from the outside world.

As inmates gathered around the representatives, chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!” rang out. Inmates began to form a line to shake hands with Reps. Greene and Gohmert and their staff. Congresswoman Greene began by asking questions of the inmates:

Rep. Greene: Are you able to see and speak with your attorneys?

Inmates: No!

Rep. Greene: Are you able to talk to and see your family members?

Inmate: No! I haven’t seen my family since April.
Inmate: I haven’t seen my family’s faces since all year!

Rep. Greene: If you have long hair, is that by choice?

Inmate: Unless you’re vaccinated you have to use Nair.

Rep. Greene: Do you feel like you’re being treated fairly?

Inmate: No! Absolutely not. We only get five hours a day out of our cells. Which is better than one hour. We were held for 23 hours a day when we got here.

Rep. Greene: Do you go outside?

Inmate: Twice a week.

Rep. Greene: How many times a day do you get meals?

Inmate: Three. Define meal.

Rep. Greene: How often do you get mail?

Inmate: Whenever they [jail guards] feel like it.

Rep. Greene: Do you get to be included in any kind of educational classes or training?

Inmates: immense sarcastic laughter

Rep. Greene: Tell me about religious services. Are you allowed to have religious services?

Inmate: No. We do our own.

Rep. Greene: Do you have a Bible?

Inmate: Yes ma’am.
Inmate: They said the only way to get Communion is to get vaccinated.
Inmate: They sprayed all the cells with bleach before the Marshals came.

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Tue, 2021-12-07 18:45 +0000

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December 7, 1941

Tue, 2021-12-07 17:46 +0000

Victor Davis Hanson:  Misremembering Pearl Harbor

The Pacific war that followed Pearl Harbor was not a result of America egging on the Japanese, not about starting a race war, and not about much other than a confident and cruel Japanese empire falsely assuming that its stronger American rival either would not or could not stop its transoceanic ambitions. 

On an early Sunday morning at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the Japanese Imperial Navy conducted a tactically successful, but strategically imbecilic, surprise attack on the U.S. 7th Fleet—while at peace and without a declaration of war. The assault—synchronized with subsequent bombing and invasions of the Philippines and British-controlled Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong, and some Pacific Islands—did not just ensure an existential Pacific theater war between Japan and America. It also prompted the entry of the United States on December 11 into the European theater of World War II, after both Italy and Nazi Germany first declared war on America. Had the latter not done so, it is arguable that the United States would have instead concentrated on Japan alone and might have knocked it out of the war even earlier.

Revisionists often cite conspiracy theories that the Roosevelt Administration lured Japan into the war by previously limiting oil exports to Tokyo (a mere five months before Pearl Harbor) or by foolishly moving the 7th Fleet from San Diego to a deliberately exposed and not so well defended Pearl Harbor. 

Such contrarian views fail to persuade because the one-sided source of tensions had been clear to all for a decade. Japan invaded Manchuria in 1931. It resumed its war with China by invading the mainland in 1937. In September 1940, it absorbed French colonial Indochina. The idea of a Japanese Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere was informally circulating by 1940, as a blueprint of consolidation of the planned Japanese imperial wartime acquisitions of China, and the former British, American, French, and Dutch colonial territories.

December 7th was also my father's birthday.  On the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, John Bowler turned 32.  Within months he was in the Army.  He had a law degree from Georgetown, so naturally (we joked), the Army made him a medic.  He spent the war years with the U.S. Army in England.

Read the rest of Hanson's article here.

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Could Alec Baldwin Baldwin Get Life?

Tue, 2021-12-07 13:39 +0000

Text of Attorney Andrew Branca's podcast is here at

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Scapegoating the Unjabbed

Mon, 2021-12-06 20:11 +0000

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January 6th Committee Abuse of Power

Mon, 2021-12-06 19:51 +0000

Will Chamberlain: The Persecution of Jeffrey Clark

Prominent liberal legal analysts portray Clark as a desperate gambler, hoping to get away with nefarious behavior. Harry Litman, the law professor and legal affairs columnist for the Los Angeles Times, tweeted on Tuesday that Clark was “playing a very high-stakes game” and “could easily lose his law license” as a result of the actions of the January 6th committee. MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner described Clark as “gambling on being able to go in with a lot of bluff and bluster and… play privileges and walk out unscathed.”

The truth, however, is that Clark is the victim of an arrogant, lawless, partisan, and hyper-aggressive select committee. They have already brought charges against Steven Bannon for contempt of Congress—the first time that anyone has been indicted for that crime in forty years.

But the position that the committee is putting Jeff Clark in is even more appalling and contemptible than that of Bannon. As a lawyer and former DOJ official, Clark has professional ethical obligations to protect lawful privileges, such as attorney-client privilege and executive privilege.

Right now, Clark is being threatened with prosecution for being too reticent to answer the committee’s questions. But, if he were to answer too fulsomely, and a court were to later find that the contents of his testimony should have been protected by executive privilege, that bell can’t be un-rung, and Clark could face discipline from the bar. No congressional committee should make an executive branch employee choose between the loss of his bar license on the one hand and a criminal contempt charge on the other.


Back in July, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) selected Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana to serve as the minority members of the committee—and House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) simply refused to seat them. Without a ranking minority member, the committee has no lawful basis on which to depose anyone. It can hold hearings and invite witnesses to voluntarily testify, but its depositions should be seen as unlawful.

Read the rest here.

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The War on Us

Mon, 2021-12-06 19:15 +0000

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About That "Harsh" Treatment

Mon, 2021-12-06 11:48 +0000

Do read the linked article.

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I'd Settle For Tappan Zee

Sun, 2021-12-05 12:12 +0000
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Has Anybody Ever Heard of These Guys?

Sun, 2021-12-05 11:26 +0000
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Trump Tax Cuts Benefited Middle-class, Working Americans Most

Sat, 2021-12-04 19:47 +0000

Democrats are getting ready to stick it to middle-class, working Americans in order to pay for Build Back Better.  That means undoing the Trump tax reform that Democrats say disproportionately favored the rich.  One problem with that:

Income data published by the IRS clearly show that on average all income brackets benefited substantially from the Republicans’ tax reform law, with the biggest beneficiaries being working and middle-income filers, not the top 1 percent, as so many Democrats have argued.

A careful analysis of the IRS tax data, one that includes the effects of tax credits and other reforms to the tax code, shows that filers with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $15,000 to $50,000 enjoyed an average tax cut of 16 percent to 26 percent in 2018, the first year Republicans’ Tax Cuts and Jobs Act went into effect and the most recent year for which data is available.

Filers who earned $50,000 to $100,000 received a tax break of about 15 percent to 17 percent, and those earning $100,000 to $500,000 in adjusted gross income saw their personal income taxes cut by around 11 percent to 13 percent.


That means most middle-income and working-class earners enjoyed a tax cut that was at least double the size of tax cuts received by households earning $1 million or more.

What’s more, IRS data shows earners in higher income brackets contributed a bigger slice of the total income tax revenue pie following the passage of the tax reform law than they had in the previous year.

Read the rest here.

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Will the Anointed Experts Get It Wrong Again?

Sat, 2021-12-04 19:15 +0000

The following article was provided by Stefan Gleason, President of Money Metals Exchange.


The emergence of the new Omicron coronavirus strain is roiling financial and precious metals markets. Investors fear government health officials will order new lockdowns to try to contain it.

Never mind that previous lockdowns don’t appear to have worked. Some of the most draconian were imposed by Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer. Her state now records the nation's highest seven-day rate of infections.

The so-called experts who craft official guidance, such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, have been wrong at every turn.

The list of things they have gotten wrong about COVID-19 would be too extensive to document here. But their credibility on everything from the origins of the virus to the effectiveness of masks, social distancing, and vaccines has been shot.

All the while, the virus seems to defy all attempts to predict its upturns, downturns, and breakout variants.

Back in the summer of 2020, when public health authorities were ordering churches and schools closed, and weddings and funeral services cancelled, they inexplicably endorsed mass civil unrest by Black Lives Matter protestors.

The extent to which the riots helped spread the virus is unknown, but they helped unleash a record-breaking surge in violent crime that is still ongoing.

Now the experts are worried that a recent wave of organized looting sprees…is being called looting.

According to San Francisco’s ABC7, “Experts caution use of 'looting' in describing rash of Bay Area smash and grabs.”

Much of what gets pushed by the mainstream media as expert opinion is not grounded in sound science at all. The good news is that because the bias has become so blatant, more people are seeing through it.

More people are becoming skeptical of official pronouncements – be they from government health bureaucrats or central bankers.

The Federal Reserve has certainly lost credibility on inflation being transitory. The White House has lost credibility on the economy being strong. And Wall Street may lose credibility with investors if artificially high valuations do prove to be transitory.

Markets are inherently unpredictable.

Holding gold and silver bullion is a great antidote to many of the threats currently facing financial markets. However, prudent investors should be skeptical even of experts who tout precious metals. (Including us!)

If you’re stacking gold and silver coins based solely on the price forecast of some guru, then you may be doing the right thing for the wrong reasons.

If the guru changes his forecast, will you suddenly change your investment strategy (perhaps at the exact wrong time)?

While there may be a place in your portfolio for trading and speculation, the purpose of a core precious metals holding is to protect against unpredictable events at all times.

The case for having such a holding is based on the very modest proposition that you don’t know what will happen next – and neither does any expert.


Stefan Gleason is President of Money Metals Exchange, the company recently named "Best Overall Online Precious Metals Dealer" by Investopedia. A graduate of the University of Florida, Gleason is a seasoned business leader, investor, political strategist, and grassroots activist. Gleason has frequently appeared on national television networks such as CNN, FoxNews, and CNBC and in hundreds of publications such as the Wall Street Journal, TheStreet, and Seeking Alpha.

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George Patton: The Mixed Legacy of an Iconic Four-Star General

Sat, 2021-12-04 19:04 +0000

The following article was provided by Sam Jacobs, Lead Writer and Chief Historian for


Never again will there be a man like George S. Patton. The four-star general wasn't just a great man on the field of battle, he was also an inspiring paragon of American values and civic virtue, a tale of man's will to overcome.

George Smith Patton Jr. was born on what would become Veteran's Day, November 11, 1885 in San Gabriel, California. His father, George Smith Patton II, graduated from Virginia Military Institute on a scholarship but chose law over military service. Patton Jr. never seriously considered any other career path.

Despite being an avid reader, Patton struggled to learn how to read at an early age but was an otherwise excellent student at Stephen Clark's School for Boys, a private school in Pasadena. He liked to read classical military histories. After spending two years at the Virginia Military Institute, he transferred to West Point where he continued to struggle with reading and writing, but excelled during inspections and drills.

While at West Point he earned the ranks of sergeant major during his junior year, and the cadet adjutant his senior year. He played football before an arm injury thrust him into the worlds of fencing and track and field.

In 1909, he graduated 46 out of 103 cadets and received a commission as a second lieutenant in the Cavalry branch of the United States Army.

Junior Officer George S. Patton

His first posting was with the 15th Cavalry at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. He quickly earned a reputation as a dedicated, driven leader of men. He became friends with Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, serving as his aide, as well as quartermaster of his troop.

In 1912, he competed in the modern pentathlon at the 1912 Olympics finishing in fifth place, behind four Swedes. He was the only American in the competition. All were military officers. As a junior officer, Patton served with distinction in the Pancho Villa campaign and even designed a new kind of sword for the cavalry. However, his country was about to go off to war and Patton was about to fall in love.

Patton's Love Affair With the Tank

Patton was originally assigned to horse procurement stateside. But after the personal intervention of General John J. Pershing, Patton was sent to Europe as part of the American Expeditionary Force. Patton immediately became dissatisfied with the cavalry, taking an interest in tanks.

While in the hospital, Patton met Colonel Fox Conner, who encouraged him to work with tanks instead of infantry.

In 1917, Patton was assigned to establish the Army Expeditionary Force Light Tank School. He personally observed the manufacture of tanks and was promoted to major in 1918. When the school opened, Patton was the one to back the tanks off the delivery truck. Later in 1918, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and attended the Command and General Staff College.

Upon its debut, Patton was placed in charge of the U.S. 1st Provisional Tank Brigade, part of the American First Army. Here, his bold command style was already making him something of a minor legend. He commanded his unit wounded from a shell hole for an hour, braining a man with a shovel and possibly killing him because he refused to work. He received the Distinguished Service Medal and the Distinguished Service Cross.

Patton Between the Wars

After the war, he was returned to his regular rank of captain, though he was promoted to major the next day. Commissioned to write a manual on tank operations, he became convinced of tanks as their own entity separate from infantry support.

Unfortunately, the Army did not move to create a serious tank corps until 1940. Much of Patton's interwar years were spent in abject boredom, as he detested the life of a peacetime staff officer in the cavalry. While assigned to the Office of the Chief of Cavalry in Washington, D.C., Patton began to formulate his ideas of tank warfare.

The biggest event between the Wars for Patton was his encounter with the Bonus Army. This was an "army" of veterans who had marched on Washington to demand early payment of "war bonuses," the returns on war bonds, during the Great Depression. Under orders from General MacArthur, Patton dispersed the group with tear gas and bayonets.

Patton was sympathetic to the Bonus Army's demands, and he found the manner in which he dealt with them to be the most distasteful episode of his military career. However, he never expressed regret for breaking them up. Patton believed that the Bonus Army would have created an insurrection, resulting in violence and the destruction of property if unchecked.

Less known is Patton's role in identifying Japanese aggression early on. While a lieutenant colonel in the Hawaiian Division, he wrote a paper on how to intern Japanese citizens in the event of a surprise attack by the Empire of Japan. Written in 1937, it was described as "chillingly accurate" after the Pearl Harbor attack.

Patton yearned for war. He eventually turned to drinking and an alleged affair with his 21-year-old niece by marriage. Accounts differ as to whether he was having an affair or simply trying to be boastful.

Patton's Second World War

The United States military began mobilization in 1939. He made brigadier general on October 12, 1940 and major general in April of 1941. He was in charge of training one of the only divisions that centered around heavy tanks. Patton went so far as to earn a pilot's license so that he could observe his tank formations from the air. During the Tennessee Maneuvers, he finished 48 hours of operations in nine.

In combat, Patton was known as an aggressive commander who always sought to keep pressure on the enemy front lines. He was widely admired by the men he commanded and earned a reputation as a fearsome general in the North African campaign. He was instrumental in the invasion of Sicily.

During the Sicily campaign, Patton became a bit of a figure of scorn in the media after he slapped a private under his command. The soldier claimed to be suffering from what was then called "battle fatigue," but Patton believed him to be a goldbricker and slapped and verbally abused him. It is believed that this incident is why he did not lead the Allied invasion of France.

The Axis powers, however, firmly believed he would lead the invasion. So the Allies used him in decoy operations far away from the invasion site. In fact, the Ghost Army, as it was called, worked so well that the Axis believed they were fighting a diversionary force when confronted with the landing at D-Day.

Patton's next big moment was at the Battle of the Bulge. After the Battle of the Bulge, Patton made quick progress into Germany.

After the War

Patton begged for action in the Pacific Theater, but General MacAruthur set the condition that Patton have a Chinese port secured for operations, an unlikely scenario. He was tapped for military governor of Bavaria. Upon learning of Japan's surrender, Patton wrote "Yet another war has come to an end, and with it my usefulness to the world."

Patton became depressed at the notion of no more battles to fight. He was relieved of command after a heated exchange with General Dwight Eisenhower, who is believed to have demanded his resignation. Upon being relieved of command, the always poetic Patton remarked "All good things must come to an end. The best thing that has ever happened to me thus far is the honor and privilege of having commanded the Third Army."

On December 9, while on the way back from a pheasant hunting trip, Patton was killed in a car accident. He spent 12 days in traction before passing away, commenting "This is a hell of a way to die." He died in his sleep from pulmonary edema and congestive heart failure at the age of 60.

Patton's legacy is a mixed one. He was most feared and respected by the Axis generals, but the Allied generals often questioned his judgment. He spoke in a frank manner that rubbed many the wrong way and ultimately lead to his removal from command. He had a unique, brash style that was all his own, with his self-designed uniforms and ivory-handled pistols.

Patton is buried at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial in the Hamm district of Luxembourg City. This is in accordance with his request that he be buried with his men. He represents the best of America's military traditions. We will never see his like again.

Written by Sam Jacobs
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The Threat of the Unvaxxed

Sat, 2021-12-04 15:00 +0000
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An Old Video Perhaps, but that Doesn't Mean It's Not True

Sat, 2021-12-04 14:43 +0000

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Ask the Relatives of New York Nursing Home Patients

Sat, 2021-12-04 13:41 +0000
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