Wisconsin Democrat Prosecutors Not Having Fun

HT Hogewash Wisconsin, known as “The birthplace of Progressivism” (view with a grain of salt), had recall elections that didn’t work out so well for Democrats after Governor Walker and the Republicans passed sweeping reforms that severely cut into the slush money Public Employee Unions (and their off-shoots) got out of their subjects — reforms …

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Monuments Men

We saw The Monuments Men today. It was an interesting movie since it was a condensed version because hundreds of troops were involved in this WW2 adventure in real life, and maybe eight were shown as the main characters. It was interesting to see Bill Murray back in uniform after his last time it was …

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The POLAR VORTEX – Panic In The Streets (Oh, It’s Winter)

For a few days now there has been panic in the Streets over, wait, it’s coming, Oh IT’S WINTER. We are being warned about this MONSTER from THE NORTH POLE, the DREADED POLAR VORTEX. Guess what, it’s to Winter what Hurricanes are to Summer. In Momma Nature’s normal fashion, called weather, the world does get …

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226 Years Ago Jefferson Wrote This

After the end of the Revolutionary War, and before the adoption of the Constitution Thomas Jefferson wrote this to a friend. “God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance …

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Steam Engines and History

Nearby where we live is the Borough of New Freedom. Rural Pennsylvania is slowly emerging from the 19th Century in its way of governing. Very few counties have home rule, most of the counties are split into little fiefdoms as a holdover from the Penn Family. York County has around 70+ separately governed local municipalities …

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Veterans’ Day

From The Victory Girls: The Legacy of Trenton – Veterans Day 2013 by Kit Lange on November 11, 2013 It was Christmas, 1776.  The Continental Army, made up of unpaid volunteers with poor equipment and not enough winter clothing, was cold, hungry, and despairing.  Some of the troops did not even have shoes.  The ideas …

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Ol’ No. 17 – The President Lincoln Steam Engine

This is a Replica of the Northern Central RR Engine No. 17. What is interesting about it is it is the replica of the steam engine used in November, 1863 that transported President Lincoln to Gettysburg where he gave his famous “Gettysburg Address” while dedicating a Military Cemetery in 1863 about 5 months after the …

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D-Day – Operation PLUTO

Operation PLUTO An interesting look at Operation PLUTO (Pipe-Lines Under The Ocean) during World War Two from United News Newsreel. The operation’s mission was to construct undersea oil pipelines under the English Channel between England and France to keep the allied armies supplied with fuel as they invaded Normandy and drove further into German occupied …

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