The famous Dark Day of New England, May 19, 1780, was a physical puzzle for many years to our ancestors, but its occurrence brought something more than philosophical speculation into the minds of those who passed through it. The incident of Colonel Abraham Davenport's sturdy protest is a matter of history.
The president(Obama) comparing him to a kid in the back of a classroom, I think, is very indicative of the president’s lack of appreciation of who Vladimir Putin is. He’s an old KGB colonel that has no illusions about our relationship, does not care about a relationship with the United States, continues to oppress his people, continues to act in an autocratic fashion.john mccain
When he reported to the 761st in October 1943, the colonel briefed him and concluded by asking if he had any questions. "Just one," Geist said. "How do I get out of this chickenshit outfit? I don't want to serve with Negroes."Russell C. Geist in 1943, as reported in Patton's Panthers : The African-American 761st Tank Battalion in World War II (2005) by Charles W. Sasser - ISBN 9780743485005
SS colonel Wilhelm Mohnke was reportedly involved in more than one atrocity. A quick-tempered and harsh man — even toward other SS — he was generally disliked, even by his comrades. On June 11, he interrogated three Canadian prisoners and, after shouting at them and gesturing in anger, had them taken to the edge of a deep bomb crater and shot.wilhelm mohnke
Admittedly, I do have several bones... whole war fields full of bones, in fact... to pick with organised religion of whatever stripe. This should be seen as a critique of purely temporal agencies who have, to my mind, erected more obstacles between whatever notion of spirituality and Godhead one subscribes to than they have opened doors. To me, the difference between Godhead and the Church is the difference between Elvis and colonel Parker... although that conjures images of God dying on the toilet, which is not what I meant at all.alan moore
colonel Stapp's favorite takeoff on sober scientific laws — Murphy's Law, Stapp calls it — 'Everything that can possibly go wrong will go wrong'Men, Rockets and Space Rats (1955) by Lloyd Mallan, possibly the earliest printed use of Murphy's name in connection with the law.
"Air! Air!" croaked Kralefsky, "Give me air!" "Interesting," said colonel Ribbindane. "Saw a pygmy like that once in the Congo... been trapped in an elephant’s stomach. The elephant is the largest African quadruped.." "Do get him out," said Mother agitatedly. "Get some brandy." "Fan him! Blow on him!" shrilled Margo, and burst into tears. "He’s dying, he’s dying, and he never finished his trick."gerald durrell
The colonel ran ahead of me, gleeful at his ejection, and I jogged after him, trailing in his wake. I wanted to be one of those people who have streaks to maintain, who scorch the ground with their intensity. But for now, at least I knew such people, and they needed me, just like comets need tails.john green
colonel Stapp's favorite takeoff on sober scientific laws Murphy's Law, Stapp calls it 'Everything that can possibly go wrong will go wrong'Men, Rockets and Space Rats (1955) by Lloyd Mallan, possibly the earliest printed use of Murphy's name in connection with the law.
Shillong established in mid 1800s by colonel Henry Hopkinson as a refuge for officers and staff of East India Company during summers, was made into a new civil station by British in 1864 and was also designated as the summer capital of Eastern Bengal and Assam for many years.The Indian Backpacker, in "Shillong : Scotland of the East".
An unfriendly fairy godmother presented him with a keen sense of humor. Nothing is more fatal in politics. -- colonel Edward M. House , adviser to President Woodrow Wilson .Charles M. Thomas, Thomas Riley Marshall, Hoosier Statesman (Oxford, OH:1939), p. 153.
A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for colonel Sanders.Larry Elder, "Million Mom Madness," FrontPageMag (22 May 2000)
God created men. colonel Colt made them equal.Old frontier saying
In 1863, colonel Kit Carson was ordered to clear the country of Navajo Indians and to resettle any survivors at Fort Sumner in eastern New Mexico, where they could be "civilized." Carson's strategy was the same as that applied against the Plains Indians a little later: He destroyed the Navajo food base by systematically killing their livestock and by burning their fields. Carson's "Long Knives" (his soldiers so named because of their bayonets) also cut off the breast of Navajo girls and tossed them back and forth like baseballs.Peter Farb (1968) Man's Rise to Civilization
What now, colonel?Who: Bridget von Hammersmark
These are the American lines, colonel sir.Who: Herrman, Landa's radio operator