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150 years ago today............ - 9/17/2012 7:59:52 PM   
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the bloodiest single day in American Military history occurs at the Battle of Sharpsburg or as you Yankees call it Antietam....around 23,000 on both sides.

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RE: 150 years ago today............ - 9/17/2012 9:13:02 PM   
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Being Canadian by birth, I don't have an ax to grind over this war, but I've always been told by my New Orleans wife that the word is damnyankees. Hal

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RE: 150 years ago today............ - 9/17/2012 9:15:49 PM   
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Your axe is reserved then for that little Tussle in 1812 i'll bet. Darn Canadians. Everyone knows THEY started it.


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RE: 150 years ago today............ - 9/17/2012 9:19:02 PM   
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Speaking of that other little tussle, the Canadians have what looks to be a pretty good site about it. I just learned of it last night and haven't had time to take a critical look at it. What we in the US tend to forget is the role this war had in our friends to the north eventually becoming a separate country!

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RE: 150 years ago today............ - 9/17/2012 9:23:27 PM   
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What we in the US often forget was thinking the idea of invading Canada was a good one....

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RE: 150 years ago today............ - 9/17/2012 9:28:06 PM   
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Your axe is reserved then for that little Tussle in 1812 i'll bet. Darn Canadians. Everyone knows THEY started it.



Oh yes, I recall reading about that little scrap. I think we did you the great favor of burning Washington DC to the ground, or parts thereof. Would you like it done again? Lots of folks feel as if it happened again it would be a good thing for the country!

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RE: 150 years ago today............ - 9/17/2012 9:29:26 PM   
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What we in the US often forget was that the idea that invading Canada was a good idea.

To quote General Gordan Sullivan (Norwich University fame): "Not all good ideas are good ideas".

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RE: 150 years ago today............ - 9/17/2012 9:30:29 PM   
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no thanks...but my dad wouldn't mind it if you razed Buffalo again. He says downtown is a trash heap and the Bills suck again this year.


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RE: 150 years ago today............ - 9/17/2012 10:33:47 PM   
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They are only damnyankes if they move to the south.

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RE: 150 years ago today............ - 9/17/2012 11:33:20 PM   
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what if you move West?

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RE: 150 years ago today............ - 9/18/2012 7:16:47 AM   
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On a semi-related note, I was informed tonight -- on the classical music station, no less -- that this is also the 40th anniversary of the first episode of some sitcom set in the Korean War. The movie buffs will know that Robert Altman directed the movie, but how many know that his 14-year-old son wrote the lyrics for "Suicide is Painless"?

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RE: 150 years ago today............ - 9/18/2012 4:14:44 PM   
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I grew weary of that show M*U*S*H.

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RE: 150 years ago today............ - 9/18/2012 5:04:17 PM   
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I grew weary of that show M*U*S*H.

Agree. Life by snarky sound-bite.

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RE: 150 years ago today............ - 9/18/2012 9:41:39 PM   
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Let's have a battle over Detroit. We promise to lose. Then the Canadians can rebuild it

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RE: 150 years ago today............ - 9/19/2012 8:06:05 PM   
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what if you move West?


Then they become "damned Easterners". LOL.. I grew up in the South and never got used to Europeans calling me a "Yank".

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RE: 150 years ago today............ - 9/20/2012 3:05:44 PM   
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On a semi-related note, I was informed tonight -- on the classical music station, no less -- that this is also the 40th anniversary of the first episode of some sitcom set in the Korean War. The movie buffs will know that Robert Altman directed the movie, but how many know that his 14-year-old son wrote the lyrics for "Suicide is Painless"?



Being a huge MASH fan, I knew that!

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RE: 150 years ago today............ - 9/20/2012 5:06:45 PM   
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They are only damnyankes if they move to the south.

Absolutely not true. A damnyankee is a damnyankee. Always. Cradle to grave.

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RE: 150 years ago today............ - 9/20/2012 5:16:37 PM   
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quote:

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what if you move West?


Then they become "damned Easterners". LOL.. I grew up in the South and never got used to Europeans calling me a "Yank".



lol You are so right. Even after nearly a quarter century, I can still sense the slight distaste a native born "northwesterner" or "Seattlite" exudes if i'm asked my point of origin.


sigh....no matter how many Lattes I expertely order and drink.....i'll always be an OUTSIDER!!!!!! SOB!!!!!!!!

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