Happy Bastille Day!

As Don Surber pointed out, today is Bastille Day.

Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops storm and dismantle the Bastille, a royal fortress and prison that had come to symbolize the tyranny of the Bourbon monarchs. This dramatic action signaled the beginning of the French Revolution, a decade of political turmoil and terror in which King Louis XVI was overthrown and tens of thousands of people, including the king and his wife Marie-Antoinette, were executed.

By the summer of 1789, France was moving quickly toward revolution. Bernard-René Jordan de Launay, the military governor of the Bastille, feared that his fortress would be a target for the revolutionaries and so requested reinforcements. On July 12, royal authorities transferred 250 barrels of gunpowder to the Bastille, and Launay brought his men into the massive fortress and raised its two drawbridges.

At dawn on July 14, a great crowd armed with muskets, swords, and various makeshift weapons began to gather around the Bastille. Launay’s men were able to hold the mob back, but as more and more Parisians were converging on the Bastille, Launay raised a white flag of surrender over the fortress. Launay and his men were taken into custody, the Bastille’s gunpowder and cannons were seized, and the seven prisoners were freed. Upon arriving at the Hotel de Ville, where Launay was to be arrested and tried by a revolutionary council, he was instead pulled away by a mob and murdered.

The capture of the Bastille symbolized the end of the ancien regime and provided the French revolutionary cause with an irresistible momentum. In 1792, the monarchy was abolished and Louis and his wife Marie-Antoinette were sent to the guillotine for treason in 1793.

In 1776 we declared our Independence from England, and France helped make it come true. 13 years later the French tried to stage their own little government reorganization but it didn’t work out so well for the French.

When anybody talks about starting a revolution, ask him/her if they are familiar with the French Revolution. America was very lucky. A religious person might see the hand of Divine Providence assisting us. Maybe so, but the Devil was in charge over in France.

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124 Responses to Happy Bastille Day!

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

    You know you are getting old when you look forward to attending memorial services because you’ll get to see some old friends.

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  3. swanspirit says:

    I just posted this downstairs, a moment or so before this fresh new thread, so thought I would bring it upstairs.
    So much fun!

  4. taw46 says:

    If only she had been left in Somalia.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    Enjoy a cuppa with Owen Shroyer and some dumbass in Congress.

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    Enjoying some clips from the Bastille Day parade in Paris, which is quite impressive. It’s where PDJT got his inspiration for his July 4th parade, only he had to tone it down to appease the anti-Americans in our country. I must say, this is impressive……

  8. taw46 says:

    Sides have been chosen. And Dowd ain’t on AOC’s.

    • Mothy67 says:

      On my kindle if I hit view in reading before the subscription pop up I get the whole article.

    • swanspirit says:

      I agree with Dowd completely about AOC, and her “snot nosed punk” puppetmaster, Chakrabarti. But the Dims embraced them, and now they own them. Too bad, so sad.
      What Maureen failed to mention, is that if and when the Dims go after AOC,and Chakrabarti, their Bernie Bro following will be paying attention. Just like they did when Hillary went after Bernie.
      There is a real schism in the Dims party, and the crack is getting wider, not coming together.

      • Mothy67 says:

        They should have never let bernie run as a dim. He might have had a few rallies, but would never have had the steam to run a full fledged third party run. They legitimized him in an effort to make it seem like hillary wasn’t being gifted the nomination. The other guy was just a prop. She should be furious with her own party and people for very bad decisions. She should have clipped obummers wings before the first primary. Nope blame misogyny for everything.

        • lateblum says:

          Wasn’t “the other guy” Jim Webb? He seemed to me the best the Dems had to offer in 2016. Where is he now?

          • Mothy67 says:

            No it was some dude from Maryland who liked to take his shirt off and play guitar. So sad can’t remember his name. That’s how insignificant he was. Seeing the letter m though. Not going to bother looking it up.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Yep, Jim Webb was the best the Dems had in 2016, a real maverick and non-political. He quit the Senate after one term because it bored him how slow Congress moved. I volunteered for his Senate campaign in 2006, a really sweet and approachable guy. He squeaked by the incumbent George Allen over that infamous “Macaca” gaffe. Wiki has the highlights of his career, it’s amazing, but no clue what he’s doing now. LOL, weekend hinted he voted for The Donald in 2016.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Bernie’s been a Commie-Independent since forever, that surprised me too.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Love Christina Sommers, she’s the only liberal telling and pointing to the truth, so she must be ignored 🙂 Also, she’s a pal of Milo.

  9. Angie says:

    Trump triggering the libs –incomming!

    • helenk3 says:

      think

    • helenk3 says:

      someone on facebook had a great idea for these people. Each one take 2 illegal aliens with them and ICE can get them all in one place

    • DeniseVB says:

      My son spent some time in Roswell, NM for air marshal training. They have some special aircraft you can practice firing guns in while taking off, landing or in a nose dive or something. I think the area is primarily for specialized training and probably why so restricted. The only aliens he saw were in the gift shop, lol.

      http://www.alienzoneroswellnm.com/

    • John Denney says:

      I heard the President told all those people not to go because they’d just be disappointed, since he’s already deported all the aliens.

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  12. Mothy67 says:

    Gonna take da pup to a late brunch and dine and dash. She’s a minor so I won’t be arrested, right?

  13. DeniseVB says:

    Michelle Malkin’s daughter is all grown up and quite the beauty.

  14. taw46 says:

    A source with access to U.S. and Guatemalan officials, also told SaraACarter.com, that there has been a back end push against the agreement by State Department officials opposed to the Trump administrations efforts to curtail the extraordinary flow of illegal immigrants into the United States.

    “There are State Department officials working against (Trump and Morales) and pushing the leftists in our country to fight Morales in the courts to make him ineffective and stop the agreement,” that official added. “They don’t want to stop illegal immigration. They want it to increase it and they are intent on that happening.”

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  17. DeniseVB says:

    Nothing says taking a 5 minute break like a cheesy sci-fi movie’s dramatic ending. I vote we send The Claw to DC 😀

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  20. Dora says:

    What a ridiculous looking statue!

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    Rapid City Unveils Obama Statue
    https://iotwreport.com/rapid-city-unveils-obama-statue/

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  23. Mothy67 says:

    So seems many think Trump just forced the moderates to side with the squad pulling them to the far left.

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  25. Mothy67 says:

    Silly but it made me laugh

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    • lyn says:

      That’s the current zombie meme: Trump is the swamp.

      • taw46 says:

        I’ll never get over the people who walk up to perfect strangers in public places and insult them just because they wear a Trump hat. Lol, I came from the time and place when you didn’t discuss politics, religion, or money with people. And you would never, ever insult people, even if they deserved it.

        • lyn says:

          Lefties thinks everyone cares about their opinion, but insulting people as this bitch did is beyond crazy. The next time I fly I’m wearing Laura Loomer’s T-shirt, and I need to buy her red hat that says “Stop the Bias.”

  27. taw46 says:

    He’s right.

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