Here We Go Again … Courtesy of C-SPAN 3

For those of you who can’t get enough of me, C-SPAN 3 will be televising the banquet address I gave at the Abraham Lincoln Association’s February 12, 2013 banquet, in which I stood in for Stephen Carter, who found his efforts to come to Springfield thwarted by poor weather and its legacy.  The program will air at 8:30 AM and 7:30 PM Eastern time on Sunday, April 21. I’ll provide a link once it is available for those of you who don’t have access, although you can always catch C-SPAN 3 live here.

C-SPAN 3 cobbled together a title for its own purposes, but the address concerns Lincoln’s use of public letters to discuss the issues of conscription, dissent, emancipation, and the enlistment of blacks in the armies of the United States in 1863. For the two letters in question, see his letter to Erastus Corning and his letter to James Conkling.

Note: Al Mackey does not appear in this video. Neither does Peter Carmichael’s scarf. I apologize in advance.

UPDATE: Link here.

News and Notes, April 19, 2013

It’s Friday …

  • For those of you wanting an update on the case of arrested Virginia Flagger Tripp Lewis, look here.
  • For those of you who want to look at who did (and did not) contribute to Lewis’s defense fund, look here. Apparently some people decided not to put their money where their mouths are. Actions speak louder than words …
  • But here’s another case where people have an opportunity to put their money where there mouth is: support H. K. Edgerton and Kirk Lyons as they plan to sue the United States government. A tip of the hat to Andy Hall.
  • Now why would you suspect folks who talk of “the ‘Jungle Campaign’ here in Zimbabwe on de Alabamy” and “Guess ole Sherrette is smarter than the average monkey!” of being racist? Look at what they say here about that. Personally, I always enjoy Confederate heritage advocates to cite the Fourteenth Amendment. Guess they didn’t read all of it or understand why it’s there.
  • For those of you in Texas interested in having a pretty licence plate, look here. Sorry about that.
  • Oh, just enjoy.