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Science fiction mass-signing in Arlington on May 18 (tomorrow!)

3 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

James Morrow writes, "As part of the 2012 Nebula Awards Weekend, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America will hold a mass autographing session at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia, on Friday May 18th from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm. This event is free and open to the [...]

On Jefferson Davis’s Capture

Yesterday I finished reading Yael Sternhell’s wonderful book, Routes of War: The World of Movement in the Confederate South, which explores various aspects of mobility in the Confederate South.  The [...]

13 Yankees Trapped in Elevator at Confederate Monument

3 years agoHumor : Neatorama

A 351 foot tall obelisk near Hopkinsville, Kentucky marks the birthplace of Jefferson Davis, the first and last President of the Confederate States of America. Yesterday, his ghost smote tourists from Illinois who tried to ride the elevator to the top: But a group of 13 from “up north” were held captive in an elevator [...]

Sons of Confederate Veterans Kicked Out of St. Paul’s Episcopal

Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis all prayed at the church at one point or another during the war.  It was there in April 1865 that Davis learned [...]

Homeless man dies of burns after shelter fire

A homeless man has died following a fire in an abandoned building he was using for shelter, authorities said. Police and fire and rescue units responded to the fire on Thursday evening in the 13400 block of Jefferson Davis Highway in Woodbridge and discovered several homeless individuals using the building as a temporary residence. Read full article >>

Dirty Browsers – Determining a menu for North America’s fossil camels

Even with the young politician Jefferson Davis behind their adoption by the military, camels were a hard sell to the U.S. government. Along with other military men, Davis was convinced that camels could replace horses as the standard beasts of burden used by cavalry on the ever-expanding western frontier, but most congressmen and senators balked [...]

My Birthday Wish

[sculptor] Crawford proposed an allegorical figure of "Freedom triumphant in War and Peace." After Secretary of War Jefferson Davis objected to the sculptor's intention to include a liberty cap, the symbol of freed slaves, Crawford replaced it with a crested Roman helmet.

Pr. William police investigate death of man who jumped out window

Prince William County police are investigating the death of a Lake Ridge man who jumped out of a hotel window early Thursday morning and then darted through traffic. Police said they were called to Jefferson Davis Highway and Gordon Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. Show More Summary

The Morning News

4 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Horror in the Central District: Man found beaten to death this morning at 26th and Jefferson. The Execution of Troy Davis: "The decision to press ahead with the death sentence despite serious doubts over Davis's guilt drew accusations...Show More Summary

Hollywood Cemetery with Pete Skillman: Davis, Seddon, and Anderson

Jefferson Davis was President of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery. This view was taken circa the 1860s. Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, is the home of many notable Confederate internments with a connection to Gettysburg. Gettysburg Daily reader Pete Skillman traveled to the cemetery and provided [...]

Former Boehner Staffer Suggests Rick Perry Would Be Happier With the Confederate Constitution

Analogies between Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and Confederate President Jefferson Davis are rather obvious in light of Perry’s suggestion that Texas might secede from the union and his wholehearted embrace of the union-destroying doctrine of nullification. Show More Summary

The Confederate we still don't know

On July 31, 1861, exactly 150 years ago Sunday, the Richmond Examiner reported that Gen. Robert E. Lee, who at that time was serving as a confidential military adviser to President Jefferson Davis, was on his way to western Virginia (now West Virginia) to consult with other Confederate generals there about campaign plans. Show More Summary

Army Officer Justin Dale Little Jim Got Caught Fornicating With A Blow-Up Doll Against Its Will [Forcible Entry]

4 years agoSports : Deadspin

A fella by the name of Justin Dale Little Jim allegedly busted into the MVC Couples Boutique (Lingerie & More) in Woodbridge, Va. early Tuesday morning. By the time police arrived along Jefferson Davis Highway, the front door was busted and more than $200 worth of "merchandise" was already in Little Jim's ride. Little Jim was nowhere to be found, though. More »

The Jefferson Davis Parish Killer: A Serial Killer You May Not Have Heard Of

By Stacy DittrichNow here’s one you probably haven’t heard about. In the realm of “serial killers in the news,” the Long Island serial killer(s) have seemed to throttle their way to the top of the line in terms of publicity. But, as we know, serial killers are working their way through the United States at any given time. Show More Summary

They Could Have Said He Was Wearing A Dress

(John) When Jefferson Davis was captured at the end of the Civil War, a report spread that he had been wearing one of his wife's dresses as a disguise. Northern cartoonists had lots of fun with the image: It wasn't true, but no matter:...Show More Summary

Whitman the Scrivener

Notes on the Jefferson Davis trial in Walt Whitman's hand. Click image to enlarge. The National Archives, in Washington, D.C., made an exciting announcement Tuesday, amid the fanfare of the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of...

Liveblogging The GOP’s Insane Blowout In Virginia

That’s Jefferson Davis, in the picture! Nearly 150 years ago, Jefferson Davis moved to Richmond, Virginia to become the first president of a new country where slaves could still pick the cotton, and indigo. Davis’ run came to an end eight years ago, when Democrat Mark Warner stole Davis’ Richmond mansion and all of its [...]

Please Stop Using Our Civil War To Satisfy Your Own Fantasies

Gary Casteel’s previous projects include a sculpture of Jefferson Davis holding hands with his biological son and “adopted” black son, Jim Limber.  That project satisfied the fantasies of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which as far as I know still cannot find a home for it.  From the fantasy of southern paternalism we move to [...]Show More Summary

Confederate President Davis’ Slave a Spy!

I was not aware of this. From CNN (link): WASHINGTON (CNN) — William Jackson was a slave in the home of Confederate president Jefferson Davis during the Civil War. It turns out he was also a spy for the Union Army, providing key secrets to the North about the Confederacy. Jackson was Davis’ house servant and personal coachman. [...]

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