On this day: Ku Klux Klan murders politician

On the 30th of March 1868 politician George W. Ashburn (b. 1814) was assassinated by the Ku Klux Klan for expressing pro-African-American sentiments. Born in North Carolina, his political career (and death) occurred in Columbus, Georgia.

Nobody was ever prosecuted for the crime.

Politician George W. Ashburn (1814 - March 30, 1868) from the US state of Georgia was assassinated by the Ku Klux Klan in Columbus, Georgia for expressing pro-African-American sentiments.

The most sexist of the vintage ads?

There’re so many sexist advertisements from the mid twentieth century that it’s hard to pick the worst of them. This one has to be somewhere near the top.

You owe it to HIM

Eh. Every time I look through vintage things I’m given more evidence of why many people from my grandparents’ generation (male and female) spout so much misogynistic garbage. I love many things about the time period (the wars, not so much), but no way in the world would I ever want to live in it!

Sexist KitchenAid ad is sexist.

Remember this?: Russian aggression in Georgia

August 2008: Destruction in Georgia after the Battle of Tskhinvali. Russia invaded Georgia after being awarded the 2014 Olympics. They invaded Ukraine after hosting the 2014 Olympics.

They make a habit of this, and yet everyone always seems surprised when they repeat the behaviour – and willing to believe their propaganda!


Tskhinval_after_Georgian_attack4Battle of Tskhinvali