Streetwise Professor

April 21, 2012

Happy San Jac Day

Filed under: History,Military — The Professor @ 6:57 pm

On 21 April, 1836, the Texians under the command of Sam Houston avenged the Alamo and Goliad, and routed Santa Ana’s Mexican Army.  This victory secured Texas’s de facto independence.

Here’s Scott Miller’s tribute to Sam Houston-Say Ho:

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  1. So…

    I guess we are to conclude that Nationalist celebrations of past triumphs is only intolerable when Russians do it.

    Explains a lot about The Streetwise Professor and his worship of blind Russian Putin-hating ideologues like Illarionov.

    Comment by wanderer — April 22, 2012 @ 8:52 am

  2. The problem isn’t that Russians celebrate past national triumphs, it is that the triumphs they celebrate are often disasters, for themselves (bad enough) or others (worse) on a titanic scale: for the great Patriotic War and Uncle Joe, in general. Made possible only by the carving up of Poland in 1939 (Molotov / Ribbentrop anyone?). The results: 3 or 4 to one losses versus the Germans, the enslavement of Eastern Europe, the permanent vodka – ification of the Russian population through the increase in the alcohol ration, demographic catastrophe, etc., the increase in the slave labor camps, etc, etc., etc. This is not an insult to those that bravely served, but a damning to those that took their sacrifice and turned it into crap.

    Question who killed more Russians, Adolph or Uncle Joe? And the winner is UNCLE JOE!

    Comment by sotos — April 22, 2012 @ 10:08 am

  3. Sotos thinks that jailing a tax-dodging plutocrat constitutes tyranny. I know exactly what to think of the rest of his scrawl.

    Comment by rkka — April 22, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

  4. Of course you don’t – we wouldn’t expect anything better.

    Comment by sotos — April 22, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

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