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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Speaking Freely: Eartha Kitt

What is the deal with Ambassador hotels?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

[History Audiobook] Edward the First ("the Hammer of the Scots")

Big heads are rolling.  I think I'd have been a Jacobite.  We founded Catholicism in Maryland, as it turns out.  You probably understand the GREAT SIN in having a religion block our records for political and economic gains.  Dad was Catholic by the 50s, after serving as a corpman, during the Korean War.  Gregorian music soothes PTSD  and other stress-related problems common around the Beltway.  It's purpose was to marry Eastern and Western philosophies.  But we were taxed out the wazoo!

I'm 2.5 of 3 raised at Sacred Heart (Gaga's franchise) in Maryland after returning from the Midwest, having intentionally cured our melanin / Vitamin D deficiencies..... *ahem*
but it was St. John's that (grand) knighted him in New Bern, North Carolina in 1999.  Before that, we were not recognized in the Levittown social experiment we integrated.  (EYEROLLs until my eyes pop out) 
@thygeekgoddess if you're not following @Twitter right now, cinders and planks are flying all over the place!  oy-vey and ufta! 
A hard head makes a soft tuchos!
Thanks for the HIStory,
I'm interested in critiques as I work out my HERstory. 
(wink, wink, nudge, nudge) 
BTW, even our Mennonites, most of our marriage certs have brides at least 19 years old and alt-facts have people marked "deceased" when they merely removed to another territory.  Men also lied about their age in order to save their lands, or enlist in the military.
Cowboys were commonly used as the first medics, during the American Revolution and prior, as it turns out.
We go back to House of Kent. and Grant of Ballindalloch and Ballimore
....and founded New England.  
So, you're quasi-illiterate gaslighter was the FIRST in your family to serve?

migraine says....  
edit later, maybe

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Unexpected Results

OK, OK.... Good Grief  

As it turns out, we'd been fighting RW Tories and Dixicrats on BOTH sides of the pond at the same time.

My dearest cheaters, gaslighters and bigots.

this isn't a game of "Finders Keepers"

(btw, I'm a geek, NOT an end user!)
PMW  I've been giving my best effort, but object impermanence is as rampant as opioid addiction.

(I'll flesh this out later.... exhausted)

Welp, now you know how it was for my parents.  Mom was a 3rd grade teacher, passed in Feb 1969.  Friends and neighbors were so sad she didn't live to see the launch, and she definitely suffered from the Levittown Blues.  One of her text books said, "One day, we'll go to the moon..."    She really wanted to go back to the farm in Kansas City. 
After the US Navy (corpsman) Air Force (radioman), Dad was a DoD programmer from the 50s.. under FORTRAN. They were quite a dynamic duo!  but...  #Gamergate goes back a lot farther than 2014.  so it would be really great if SOME people would quit bragging about what they ALLOW us to do for them ....when they refuse to educate themselves.
Reagan took her pension when it was my turn to somehow outrank Dad.  He didn't leave much room, so I had to go another dimension.   Virtual Worlds.


This came around about the same time as George Carlin's rant.  "stuff"....sheesh

Kinda funny what "AF" stands for THESE days, huh?

I wonder what part of "NEVER" this world doesn't understand?

OH!  OK... 

Don't panic, CALL A BLACKWELL!

My favorite bird. "Lima-Lima THREE THREE"!!"
I wanted to gut the gear (except for the radios and V-Sat), and paint it like 
the Partridge Family Lego bus.  
OF COURSE, I wanted to fly it!
KNOWING that, the gaslighters who couldn't retain talent, decided to put me in Nav-Comm C-school and THEN tell me that locked me as a landlubber, for the rest of my Naval career.

E4 paid 10k/year where the same private sector gig had a 40/hour market value...which was what Texas offered before I got my degree!  

(so my market value would stay nice and LOW where jerks like it)

before I left, honorably discharged, it was clear they were trying to feed female Trons and ground crew into geisha and whores.   The Tailhook scandal took place 6 months after I was gone.  As gaslighting goes....morons suck at IT fiercely.

and no family is complete without one of these!



Posted 10 Feb 2011 by finneygirls

WILLIAM (DE MONTAGU), LORD MONTAGU, 2nd but 1st surviving son and heir, of William, 2nd LORD MONTAGU (under the writ of 29 December 1299), by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Piers DE MONTFORT of Beaudesert, co. Warwick, by Maud, daughter and heir of Matthew DE LA MARE, was born at Cassington, Oxon, and was aged 17-18 in May 1320, having succeeded his father, 18 October 1319. In September 1325 he was going overseas with the King, being then presumably the King's yeoman. Knighted in 1326. Summoned for service in Scotland 1327. In May 1329 he attended the King to do homage at Amiens, and in June began his successful service as a diplomatist. In July fol lowing he had a grant in consideration of labours daily endured by him, dwelling at the King's side. He was prime mover in the seizure of Mortimer, 1330, and was summoned to Parliament as LORD MONTAGU, 18 February 1331. In April 1331 he accompanied the King on his short secret journey to France; in September he held a great tournament in 'Chepe.' One of the keepers of Somerset 1332, under the Act of 6 Edward III, and later commissioner of the peace. In that year he became lord of Lundy Island by purchase. In 1333 he was in command of the siege of Berwick. From March 1333 /4 to May 1337 he was joint keeper, with Henry de Ferrers, of the Channel Islands. He was with the King in Scotland, 1335 and 1336. In January 1336/7 appointed Admiral from Thames' mouth westwards. On 16 March he was created in Parliament EARL OF SALISBURY. In October he was appointed joint commander in Scotland, and a commissioner to treat for a peace; in December sole commissioner to deal with John of the Isles for a treaty. He accompanied the King to Flanders, July 1338; on 20 September, at Antwerp, he was made Marshal of England for life. He was largely responsible for the negotiations, diplomatic and financial, with England's possible allies and supporters, in 1338-39, including the pawning of the royal crowns. In September 1339 a practical measure of relief, for which the Earl had long pressed, was granted to debtors of under £10 to the Exchequer, to persons sued for escapes of prisoners, &c. In December of that year he remained as hostage to the Duke of Lorraine, while the King returned to England. Soon after Easter, 1340, he and the Earl of Suffolk, in a too adventurous pursuit of the French, were taken prisoners inside the gate of Lille. In August 1343 he went, with the Earl of Derby, on an embassy to Castile, where he is said to have fought the Moors.

He married (in or before 1327) Katharine, youngest of the 3 daughters of William (DE GRANDISON), 1st LORD GRANDISON, by Sibyl, daughter and coheir of John (TREGOZ), LORD TREGOZ, and in her issue, coheir of her nephew Thomas, 4th Lord Grandison. He died 30 January 1343/4, and was buried at Bisham. His widow, who made a vow of chastity, and had dower in all his possessions, including the £20 annuity, died 23 April 1349. [Complete Peerage XI:385-8, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)


Sir William de Montacute, 2nd baron, d. in Gascony in 1319 and was s. by his eldest surviving son, William de Montacute, 3rd baron, who, the next year, although in minority, obtained a grant from the king of the wardship of his own lands, and in the 16th Edward II [1323], making proof of his age and doing his homage, had livery thereof. In three years afterwards he was made a knight of the Bath, and had an allowance of robes for th at solemnity as a banneret. In the 4th Edward III [1331], his lordship was deputed ambassador to the Pope, with Bartholomew de Burghersh, to return thanks to his holiness for confirming a bull of Pope Honorius IV, touching certain favours, by him granted, to the monks at Westminster; moreover, before the end of the year, a parliament being then held at Nottingham, he was the principal person who apprehended Roger de Mortimer, Earl of March, in the night-time within the Queen's lodgings there, and sent him prisoner to London, where he was soon afterwards executed for high treason. For this service, Lord Montacute had a grant in tail, to himself and Katherine, his wife, of the estate of Sherburne, co. Dorset, and of several other manors in Hants, Berkshire, Bucks, and Cambridgeshire; part of the possessions of the attainted Earl of March. He was summon ed to parliament from 5 June, 1331, to 29 November, 1336. In the 8th Edward III [1335], his lordship was constituted governor of the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, &c., and the next year made constable of the Tower of London.

About this time, Lord Montacute acquired great distinction in the Scottish wars, but at the expense of one of his eyes, which he lost in the campaign. In the 10th Edward III [1337], he was appointed admiral of the king's fleet, westward, and 16 March, 11th Edward III [1338], in consideration of his numerous gallant achievements, he was advanced by charter, in full parliament held at London, to the title and dignity of Earl of Salisbury, to hold to him and his heirs, with a grant of £20 out of the profits of that county. Shortly after this he was joined in command of the army in Scotland with Richard, Earl of Arundel; and pursued his victorious career as well in Scotland as in France for the two ensuing years, when in storming the town of L'Isle, he had the misfortune to be made prisoner with Robert de Ufford, Earl of Suffolk, and conveyed in fetters, amidst the acclamations of the places through which he passed, to Paris, where the French king would have put him to death but for the interference of the King of Bohemia. His lordship and his fellow captive, the Earl of Suffolk, were soon after, however, exchanged. With his liberty, he  recommenced his martial career and won fresh laurels on the French soil. In the 16th Edward III [1343], having conquered the Isle of Man, he was crowned King thereof by his royal master. His lordship m. Catherine, dau. of William, Lord Grandison, and had issue, William, his successor; John (Sir), a distinguished warrior; Robert; Sibyl, m. to Edmund, son of Edmund, Earl of Arundel; Phillippa, m. to Roger Mortimer, Earl of March; Elizabeth, m. 1st, to Giles, Lord Badlesmere, and 2ndly, to Hugh le Despencer; Anne, m. to John, son of Roger, Lord Grey.

This great earl d. in 1343, of bruises received in a tilting at Windsor, and was s. by his eldest son, William de Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd ., London, 1883, p. 371-2, Montacute, Barons Montacute, Earls of Salisbury ]
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The Medici Family was exonerated.  Having been named after Davinci's master, I was glad to see this proved his benefactor's innocence.

The big-bones showed they'd been athletic growing up.
SO THERE, and neener!

Francis aka Francois of Valois-Angoulême II
Submitted by kathyannaccarat
Description Birth: Jan. 19, 1544 Fontainebleau Departement de Seine-et-Marne Île-de-France, France Death: Dec. 5, 1560 Orleans Departement du Loiret Centre, France French Monarch. Oldest son of Henri II and Catherine de Medici. On April 24. 1558 he married the two years older Mary Stuart, Queen of the Scots in the Cathedral Notre Dame –de-Paris. He succeeded his father 14 months later. His mother was overwhelmed by grief and retired for some time to her palace. By this time François was considered to be of age and although he had always been sick and a bit mentally unstable there was no regent appointed for him. He choose the two brothers François and Charles de Guise, his wife's uncles, as his advisors. Due to his state of health they were able to reign the Kingdom by themselves. By the spring of 1560 the opposition to the Guise, supported by the Queen Mother was very powerful and threatened to escalate into a civil war. During a hunting trip he got an ear infection which worsened with every passing day and ended with an abscess in his brain. When the Queen Mother saw her sons end coming she pressured Antoine de Bourbon to give up his right to act as a regent for the next King. She also convinced the dying King to sign a statement in which he declared he had always acted alone and didn't follow his advisors. The Guise had demanded such a statement for their agreement to Catherine's contract with Antoine. He was succeeded by his brother Charles IX. Cathrine very successfully acted as Charles regent until 1563. (bio by: Lutetia) Family links: Parents: Henri de Valois (1519 - 1559) Catherine de Medici (1519 - 1589) Spouse: Mary Stuart (1542 - 1587) Siblings: Diane de France (1538 - 1618)** Francois II (1544 - 1560) Elizabeth of Valois (1545 - 1568)* Louis de France (1549 - 1550)* Charles IX de Valois (1550 - 1574)* Henri III de France (1551 - 1589)* Marguerite de Valois (1553 - 1615)* François Hercule de Alencon (1555 - 1584)* Victoire de France (1556 - 1556)* Jeanne de France (1556 - 1556)* Henri de Saint-Rémi (1557 - 1621)** *Calculated relationship **Half-sibling Burial: Saint Denis Basilique Saint-Denis Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis Île-de-France, France Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Apr 26, 2001 Find A Grave Memorial# 21918
 Francis aka Francois of Valois-Angoulême II

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Prince - Baltimore (feat. Eryn Allen Kane)

It'd been building for awhile

Kid President meets the President of the United States of America

Dad and my brother gave that same advice when I left Levittown.
"Don't cause an international incident!"
at 18 yrs old, my flight was already delayed.  I had no idea a kid could divorce their parents!
Dad wouldn't divorce his 2nd wife, soooo

I went to PG Community College, NOT LOYOLA, thanks to the S&L, and all the Reaganomic crap that pushed us out of our homes.  We were taxed so high, Dad was paying to work at Ft. Meade.  Those Levittown social experiments were not equalizers, they neutralized professional, upper-middle class families!  Gerrymandering had my siblings bused from one Levittown jr. high to the other, just when they were making friends.
Our house had our own DEFCON status. The neighborhood was built on an old tobacco farm in Bowie, MD.  My folks were Hidden Figures and somehow, I got deleted completely!  Born 100 yr anniversary of Juneteenth.  Father's Day.  SOME people noticed.
not in a good way

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Glasgow Campbell - Macpherson-Grant

Glasgow City Crest, for Provosts of Glasgow
Submitted by 1_becky13
Description From: Here is the bird that never flew Here is the tree that never grew Here is the bell that never rang Here is the fish that never swam. The City of Glasgow had no single official armorial bearings until the 19 th century. There were at least three official seals in use and a patent was granted by the Lord Lyon in 1866. The emblems had been used in various forms and can be traced back to the seals of the Bishop of Glasgow. The fish was the first to appear, on the seal of Bishop William Wyschard in 1270, to be joined by the bird in 1271, on the seal of Bishop Robert Wyschard. On a later seal of the prelate the tree, or at least a branch, is shown along with the fish and bird. The bell first appears in 1321 on the privy seal of the Chapter of Glasgow. The first seal on which all the emblems are represented together is that of the Chapter of Glasgow used from 1488-1540, but it was not until 1647 that they appeared in something like their present combination on a seal. There were several subsequent variations, the latest being in April 1996, when the present Lord Lyon granted a patent to the city following Local Government reorganisation.

He's a bit removed, but this name cracked me up.

Mungo Nutter Campbell, of Belvidere, and afterwards of Ballimore, Dean of Guild 1823, Provost 1824, born circa 1785, died 1862. (13) He was son of Alexander Campbell of Dallingburn, Collector of Customs at Port Glasgow. Collector Campbell was a cousin of John Campbell senior, to begin, and married his sister Elizabeth. Mungo Nutter Campbell, their son, married (as we have seen), first, his first cousin, Helen, daughter of his uncle and partner, John Campbell senior; second, a sister of his brother-in-law, Possil's wife, viz., Amelia MacLachlan, who was a daughter of Donald MacLachlan of MacLachlan, and Susanna Campbell of Park, and was, therefore, like her sister, Harriet, her husband's first cousin once removed. So that Mungo Nutter, besides being John Campbell senior's partner, was his nephew, and his cousin's son, and his son-in-law, and his niece's son-in-law, and his son's brother-in-law, which is abusing the liberty of the subject. To make some amends, his godfathers and godmothers (or some one for them) had equipped him at starting with kenspeckle agnomen, drawn from Miss Nutter, the wife of Uncle Mungo of Kailzie.

(13) Ballimore (who was a strong Tory), for some reason or other, at one keenly contested election for Argyll, refused to take part with either side. They said then he should have been called Mungo Neuter.
Glasgow City Crest, for Provosts of Glasgow
Attached toMungo N Campbell
Birthabt 1785
Death28 Jul 1862

Oregon's Fascist u tell me?