The Bookworm Thinker for 4 Nov. 2021

Welcome, all, on this date of 4 Nov.  On this day:

1791 — St. Clair’s defeat during the Northwest Indian War (1785 — 1795).  General Arthur Sinclair, in command of a 1,000-man force largely of militia and poorly trained levees, had gone into camp for the night at what is today known as Ft. Recovery, Ohio.  His forces did not put out security and had stacked arms to muster for breakfast when they were attacked by an equal size force of Indians from several different tribes.  The Indians routed the Americans, destroying over 90% of the force.  The loss led the United States to create a professional, standing army.

Now on to the important part of this post.

Ms. Book W. Room, writing under the nom de guerre of Andrea Widburg, is employed by the conservative site, American Thinker, to edit submissions to the site and to write several daily posts of her own.  Below are her posts on this date.  Since commentary to the posts are restricted at American Thinker (long story), feel free to comment on the day’s offerings below.

Today’s Offerings:

The Royal Marines defeat the US Marines at the ‘Battle of the Mojave Desert’

The Marines occupy an almost mythic place in many Americans’ minds as an invincible force that runs to the guns and fights no matter what.  That’s why it was so shocking to learn that, during a joint training exercise in the Mojave Desert, Britain’s Royal Marines inflicted such a shellacking on the Americans that the latter had to surrender halfway through the exercise.  This is a direct result of the Pentagon having gone woke under Obama — something that Trump failed to undo — followed by Biden doubling down on Obama’s policies.

Marines used to be synonymous with dogged determination.  Tripoli (1805), the Halls of Montezuma (1847), Belleau Wood (1918), Guadalcanal (1943), Iwo Jima (1945), Inchon (1950), Chosin Reservoir (1950), Khe Sanh (1968), Hue (1968), Fallujah (2004) — each of these names brings to us visions of Marines running to the gun, marching through the woods, slogging through the snow, fighting over volcanic islands, and never retreating, never stopping. . . .

Continue reading at American Thinker

What the left has done to our war fighters is horrific beyond words. . . .


The Supreme Court heard an important gun rights case

The Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to New York’s law giving the state discretion to determine whether someone deserves the right to concealed carry outside his home.  The justices’ questions and statements on oral argument show that the Court has arrogated way too much power to itself.  It also shows that, no matter how academically smart the justices may be, their ideological blinders render them stupid.

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen challenges a 1913 state law following the “may issue” model: to carry a gun outside your home, you must convince a bureaucrat that you have “proper cause” to need that gun. . . .

Continue reading at American Thinker