I’ve been away for a few weeks. First there was the 150th Gettysburg reenactment, then a team wrestling camp in Boone, N.C. Glad to be home, and hopefully, routinely updating this blog. Here’s what’s been happening.
Connie Chastain delights in playing the “I’m rubber, you’re glue” game. The answers given by some did not agree with her premise so she contorts those answers into rants. Funny, eh?
Peter Carmichael does not like Civil War Battle Reenactments. The 150th Gettysburg (Blue Gray Alliance) Reenactment fielded more than 10,000 reenactors. The GAC Gettysburg the following week fielded around 5,000. I guess the conclusion is, reenactors don’t care. (See here, here, here, for commentary at Kevin Levin’s blog. Here, and here, for commentary at Brooks Simpson’s blog. I’ll be writing a followup to this particular post of Kevin’s.)
A movie is forthcoming about a former freeman/slave/freeman-again Solomon Northup. Google that and you’ll understand. A few things will come out of this movie: 1, tears; 2, another reason to come to the conclusion that yes, Brad Pitt is sexy in any century; and 3, Southern Heritage Advocates will state the movie depicts slave owners in a negative light.
Lastly, Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) wants to defund the Appalachian Regional Commission. Of course, as history has shown, when Sanford says Appalachia, he really means Argentina.