Getting Back In Rhythm

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.

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5 thoughts on “Getting Back In Rhythm

  1. Jonathan Winskie

    Rob, I hope that during your week of training these poor kids to be brutish wrestlers you were able to indoctrinate them with the timeless Truth of the Lost Cause. I think the memory of these poor benevolent planters that had their livelihood stripped from them warrants such respect.

    On a less sardonic note, I’ve not heard of the new Brad Pitt movie. I’ll look forward to reading more about that.

    1. Given that it was my first time to the battlefield, there is no way I can objectively comment on it’s historical layout. I was in stargaze mode. That being said, I really, really, really, really, reeeeeaallllly enjoyed it. The reenactment was a terrific experience as well. The fire fights were extraordinary and Picket’s Charge was such a rush.

  2. Jonathan Winskie

    I heard that there were 24,000 people that walked the route of Pickett’s Charge on the 3rd. What a sight that must have been…

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