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From Wikipedia:

It is observed in late April in many states to recall the surrender of the last major Confederate field army at Bennett Place on April 26, 1865.

So start calling it Confederate Surrender Day, or V-S day?

Apparently this is the origin of Memorial Day itself.

also, America's blind, flag - worshipping, excessive patriotism generally dates to the civil war.  specifically, the activism of a huge civil war veterans group called the grand army of the republic played a role in all that.

Did somebody say Grand Army of the Republic?

Philosophy / Re: Exemplarist Moral Theory

Gives police dash cam for car accident, police see him robbing store.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Removing Assad
Dude, we can't lose, what can possibly go wrong?
Politics and Current Events / Re: Removing Assad
So our mercs fight there mercs?
Politics and Current Events / Re: taxageddon is GO
because HR said so
Politics and Current Events / Re: taxageddon is GO
my paycheck has seen a $50 bump because of the taxes, after 2,600 pay cycles I can hire Stormy.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Removing Assad
I have his ICQ number if anyone is interested
When it comes to doing politics

Republicans = MMA
Democrats = Wushu Competition
Also that time when conservatives were all pissed at the Obama administration worrying about home-grown rightwing terrorism

don't worry though guys, this dude with tons of white supremacist literature who was building powerful explosives may not be a white supremacist!!

Beaver Dam police said the white supremacist literature didn't necessarily mean Morrow was a white supremacist.

"It does cause me some concern but I want to make very clear just because Mr. Morrow was in the possession of this material, does not categorize in any particular light," Lt. Terrence Gebhardt told CBS 58. "He could have been an individual that was doing research."

lmao the chance that Lt. Terrence Gebhardt has reams of white supremacist literature in his house is 100%

Can't wait for all the stories of how he was an upstanding community member, church volunteer, blah, blah, blah
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
I like how the Russian have no problem using their mercenaries as cannon fodder
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Politics and Current Events / Re: Removing Assad
lol Persians
Science / Re: Heh!
It's my birthday, so I heard from Ravenscape, which reminded me that this place existed...
So I thought I'd check in: still climbing with my awesome buddy, still hanging out with my granddaughters, still trying to keep up with paleontology and anthropology and population genetics of human ancestors and the like...
Did we finally get rid of Dave and the other dildoes?
How is it going?!!

We're still here shitposting.
Tbf to Scott, though, right now the EPA is much more a Scott Pruitt protection agency, than an environmental protection agency, so maybe the swag should reflect that.

Egypt is Iraq
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
i'd settle for someone pushing him into an aeration basin at a treatment plant
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
almost as if Pruitt deserves his own thread
that's so petty it just might work
I hate when people use the word "calculus" to mean "strategy." Every time you talk about paul ryan doing political calculus, I imagine him taking second integrals of the piss tape.

That's not the formal definition.