[geeks] I just saw...
Geoffrey S. Mendelson
gsm at mendelson.com
Sun Nov 12 15:53:01 CST 2006
On Sun, Nov 12, 2006 at 03:53:37PM -0500, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> I don't get the Nixon reference... is that a joke?
Sort of. He was the sheriff and read the declaration to the public.
I think he was related to "tricky Dick".
> Have you ever read his inaugural or the comments he made at a party
> after he made the address?
> A lot of people would be rather unhappy if it was printed on his
> memorial in DC.
I would not be surprised.
> Remember the movie "Glory"? What Hollywood doesn't tell you about that
> battle is that the black troops were being used to test the fort's
> defenses so they wouldn't waste white men on it.
I did not watch it. Civil war movies were not my forte. I went from
the World War II tv shows directly to Star Trek.
> In real life, the Union Army determined the fortress was too strong, and
> they back off and never attacked it again. The black soldiers were
> cannon fodder.
Sounds right to me. :-(
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