general beauregard

General PGT Beauregard (Confederate)

The Louisiana general was one of several Civil War figures to be likened to Napoleon. And there’s certainly a European look to his stylish moustache-and-sliver-of-a-beard combo.

Beauregard was a star Confederate general in the early days of the war, overseeing the bombardment of Fort Sumter that kicked the whole thing off, and then assuming command at Shiloh following the death of Albert Sidney Johnston. Beauregard arrived at Shiloh with Napoleon’s line of battle from Waterloo in his pocket, and like his hero he had to spend some time in exile when he was relieved of command following his decision to withdraw from Corinth without a fight. His later defences of Charleston and Petersburg restored his reputation, and after the war he declined offers to take charge of the armies of Brazil, Egypt and Romania.

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I’m a dog trainer, and I get to see so many happy pooches! The first picture is of Milo, an Alaskan Husky/Malamute mix whose line has been bred in Mexico for 10+ generations to have a loose undercoat. The second photo is a bag screenshot of Holly, a Toy Fox Terrier/Chihuahua cross that lived with us for 6 months to correct her nervous-peeing while her owner was battling cancer. The third photo, from left to right, features Emma, my heeler/Border Collie cross(aka my first heart dog and the best training companion I have ever had), General Beauregard Booger and his half-brother(same mother, different sire) Dingo. The last two are Sadie and Loki, my mom’s dog and my brother’s dog.

There are more, but I’ve changed phones so many times I don’t have all my pictures in one place! Enjoy the handsome dogs!

So um.

Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard State’s Rights Sessions III

lied under oath to Congress

about whether he was in contact with Russia during the campaign.

He committed perjury.

Sounds like we’ve found the second administration member to bite the dust.

Lemat prototype revolver

Designed by Frenchman Jean Alexandre Lemat c.1856 and manufactured c.~1861 by Francotte in Liege, Belgium.
.42 cap and ball 9-shot cylinder, 18 gauge shotgun barrel as cylinder axis, side loading lever with separate ramrod.

The very first of its kind. Lemat was quickly able to capitalize on his relations within the Confederacy to sell his design, notably through his brother-in-law general Beauregard.

Sauce : James D Julia Auction House

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Seer of Seers
Sage of Sages
Prognosticator of Prognosticators
Weather Prophet Extraordinary

So reads the official title of Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most famous weather-predicting groundhog/woodchuck/marmot/whistle pig (yes, they are, in fact, all the same animal… surprises abound in the world of meteorological mammals). 

Phil hails from the town of Punxsutawney, PA, where every year on February 2, a group of grown men sporting top hats and waxed mustaches pull him out of a box and ask him when winter will end. I can never keep straight whether seeing the shadow means spring will come early or if we’ll have a long winter, but this doesn’t really matter, since rodents are not good weather prediction tools.

Despite being about as reliable as a coin flip, Phil is joined in this annual tradition by more than a dozen North American groundhogs like Shubenecadie Sam, General Beauregard Lee, and Wisconson’s humbly-named Jimmy the Groundhog, seen here:

Surprise! Groundhogs can bite! And I would too, if you forcibly removed me from my warm, comfy house, held me aloft in the frigid air in front of thousands of gaping onlookers and flashing lights and asked me about a subject in which I have no expertise.

Rodents might not be real educated in the fields of meteorology and astronomy, but humans are! We’ve got Earth’s orbital mechanics and their corresponding effect on annual temperature cycles down to a literal science. We smart. Just look…

I dug into the science of seasons this week, and I discovered that our system of defining “winter” and “summer” and “spring” and “autumn”, at least the way that most of us non-meteorologists think of them, doesn’t really make sense when you compare it to the weather. 

You might already know that we define “winter” or “summer” based on Earth’s position in relation to the sun, namely the solstices. This makes the seasons easy to keep track of, but for most of us these dates are unreliable, illogical, and remarkably disconnected from the actual weather. The little boxes on your calendar that say “First Day of Winter”, “First Day of Spring” and so on don’t line up very well with how cold or hot it is outside.

Unfortunately, that’s what happens when you try to apply a single calendar to an entire planet… could there be a better way?

You can learn the rest of the story by watching this week’s It’s Okay To Be Smart up at the top of this post. Enjoy!

Okay okay but Drew being a bitch and anti-love because she used to be best friends with Silena and felt that the ideals her friend stood for are what got her killed in the end

“Flag of Sumter” by Conrad Wise Chapman.

At the outbreak of the American Civil War, Chapman’s deep emotional connection to the South compelled him to join the Confederat State of America, where he served in the 3rd Kentuckey Infantry Volunteers and was wounded at Shiloh. Upon recovery he joined General P.G.T. Beauregard, Commander of the South Carolina and Georgia CSA Armies with a specialized detail: to pictorially document the extensive defenses around Charleston Harbor. In all he completed 31 painting of the fortifications and the submarine H.L. Hunley, now on display after raizing, in Charleston.

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More than 1,100 law school professors nationwide oppose Sessions’s nomination as attorney general
Supporters of the Republican senator from Alabama rejected the allegations of racial insensitivity as a smear campaign.
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President Putin’s #1 choice for US Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions stopped studying law in 1973, and for the last 45 years has fought against history.

Time and time again, Sessions worked to protect wealthy individuals and corporation from the legal consequences and repercussions of their crimes, and in return, the most corrupt filth in Alabama paid him to exclusively represent their interests in Washington DC.

He has fought loosing battles against basic civil rights for people of color, and equal protection under the law for women and sexual minorities, and the separation of church and state. Between 2008 and 2016, he opposed increasing aid to veterans and the veterans administration, and made the personal medical decision to deny expanded medical care to the disabled, senior citizens, infants and children

In Senate Confirmation Hearings, He lied and lied again to protect his Russian employers, and as head of the US Department of Justice, he has refused to answer questions about his own personal collusion with Russia’s dictator, or pursue punishment for treason committed the USA’s appointed president, and his team of anti-government/ anti-constitution collaborators.

Alabama ranks among the top 10 states in the USA for Poverty, Illiteracy, Obesity, Diabetes, STDs, Gun Deaths and Mass Misrepresentational Incarceration.

We can only assume his overall failure as a human being, a Christian and a politician is main reason his President Putin chose him to dismantle and discredit America’s system of Justice.