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USS Abraham Lincoln Aircraft Carrier Making High Speed Turns and Drifting in the Atlantic Ocean

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

WarLeaks shared amazing footage, originally taken by U.S. Navy petty officers Mark Logico and Kristopher Ruiz, of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) aircraft carrier performing high-speed turns in the Atlantic Ocean to demonstrate its evasive action maneuver capability. It looks as if the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was drifting and doing donuts in the ocean....

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Prohibition in the United States began on January 16, 1920: here’s some history, contemporaneous newsreels, the women who tried to telepathically influence the vote, Abraham Lincoln and Milton Friedman. The Forgotten History Of How Automakers...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy. - Abraham Lincoln

Archbishops and Admirals…

4 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

What do you suppose the following had in common: the American President Abraham Lincoln and his assassin, John Wilkes Booth, the German Emperor Frederick (Friedrich) III, the author of Household Management, Mrs Isabella Beeton, the impressionist...Show More Summary

Today in History for January 1st

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Highlights of Today in History: Fidel Castro seizes power in Cuba; Abraham Lincoln signs Emancipation Proclamation; Ellis Island opens; Hank Williams Senior dies. (Jan. 1)        

Restored Abraham Lincoln Banner returning to Peoria

A brighter and more colorful Abraham Lincoln is returning to the Peoria Historical Society early next year. The (Peoria) Journal Star reports that a satin banner showing Lincoln in oil … Click to Continue »

‘Bright’ Review: Netflix’s Misguided Mashup Of Cop And Fantasy Genres Does No Favors For Will Smith

For a while, there seemed to be a trend for major studio feature mashups like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Pride & Prejudice And The Zombies, and Cowboys Vs. Aliens. None of them were any good, and more importantly, as HollywoodShow More Summary

Weekend Reading: Sidney Blumenthal on the Finances of Stephen "The Little Giant" Douglas

Weekend Reading: From Sidney Blumenthal: [Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln](http://amzn.to/2zcUbVq): "In 1836, the legislature granted a charter for a railroad running from Galena in the northwest corner to the southernmost tip of Illinois at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers... Show More Summary

Animatronic Trump Debuts in Disney’s Hall of Presidents — But Did They Just Repurpose a Robot Version of a Famous Actor?

The animatronic version of Donald Trump, with a lead-in from George Washington and standing next to Abraham Lincoln, makes its debut today at the Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Fla., with a preview leaked...

This is what the animatronic President Trump says when you see him at Disney World (DIS)

An animatronic President Trump has arrived at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The robotic Trump stands next to Abraham Lincoln, and remarks that "to be American is to be an optimist." Earlier this year, Disney was rumored to be...Show More Summary

Fans use Civil War history to trash-talk Oklahoma-Georgia game

The debate included Abraham Lincoln, current events, playoff history and a ‘Star Wars’ reference.

12 Smart Book Ideas for Everyone in Your Life

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

Here's what to get your friend who loves mystery novels, you friend having surgery, your friend who's loves Abraham Lincoln, and everyone in between.

Charles Blow: Steve Bannon Haunts Trump's White House

The former adviser still has the president's ear, no matter what Sarah Huckabee Sanders says. A ghost stalks the Donald Trump White House, and unfortunately it's not the spirit of Abraham Lincoln, or FDR keeping Jared Kushner up in the middle of the night. Show More Summary

Lifelike Animatronic Abraham Lincoln

This incredibly realistic Abraham Lincoln puppet is the work of animatronics company Garner Holt Productions. Tested visited the company to talk about the puppet and the future of animatronics. Doesn’t look like anything to me.

The New GOP

One wonders how such a dramatic transformation could have occurred. How could the Party of Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt turned into the Party of Richard Nixon, Newt Gingrich, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, and Roy Moore? What was once the Party of social change, civil rights, trust-busters, progressivism, and environmentalism, became the Party of racism, [...]Show More Summary

Bugle that sounded Taps for Lincoln: Important assassination relic offered at Heritage Auctions

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The very bugle which sounded Taps over slain President Abraham Lincoln's coffin, as he lie in state following his assassination, may sell for $50,000 or more when it makes its auction debut Dec. 2 at Heritage Auctions. Never before offered...Show More Summary

Water Cooler 11/23/17 Open Thread; Thanksgiving Perspective

It’s a tough year for many to appreciate this thankful and reflective holiday. Remembering that Thanksgiving wasn’t a national holiday until congress and Abraham Lincoln made it one in 1863 at the height of the civil war does wonders if you think the country has nothing to be thankful for this. Show More Summary

Happy Thanksgiving

(Scott Johnson) We pause to give thanks for Sarah Josepha Hale, the 74-year-old magazine editor who wrote a letter to Abraham Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the “day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed...Show More Summary

Where the Republican Party Began

Marsh & Vannerson/Public Domain Lincoln in 1860 and Stephen A. Douglas in 1859. It was in refuting Douglas that Lincoln awakened his own greatness.  Wrestling with His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II, 1849-1856By Sidney BlumenthalSimon & Schuster This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Show More Summary

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