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TGIF: Pitstops Then (1950) & Today

Home - by - April 18, 2014 - 17:36 America/New_York - 12 Comments

Animals in WWII

Home - by - April 15, 2014 - 23:00 America/New_York - 10 Comments

from Vintage Everyday

Animals in World War II (1) Palermo, Sicily. US troops bringing mules to the docks and loading into LST boats for invasion of Italy. 1944

Animals in World War II (8)Squadron mascot – a Puma named Chatta with pilots. Panama

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Boo!

Home - by - April 15, 2014 - 16:30 America/New_York - 2 Comments

-Senator Ted Cruz posted this on his Facebook page ;)

Did He Learn His History Lesson?

Home - by - April 11, 2014 - 07:45 America/New_York - 13 Comments

via NYDailyNews

An update to a previous post

Minnesota man charged, fined $4,400 after carving names into 1806 Lewis and Clark monument 

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Outraged park officials at Montana’s Pompey’s Pillar are hoping to successfully scrub off the deeply inscribed names left by Cole B. Randall on Oct. 10 near Captain William Clark’s own 207-year-old signature.

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the rest of the story HERE.

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I posted the bottom pic to show that the guy had to REALLY make an effort to climb up to the signatures made by the members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition- which REALLY ticks me off. $4400 seems okay as long as he travels across the country by foot, carrying a boat and supplies on his shoulders, just like Lewis and Clark and company did.

Modern Art

Home - by - April 10, 2014 - 18:00 America/New_York - 2 Comments

Or American Revolutionary War flag?

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Answer HERE.

Bend It Like Bubble Beckham

Home - by - April 10, 2014 - 15:13 America/New_York - 9 Comments

Obamacare Web Designers Branch Out To Household Products

Home - by - April 5, 2014 - 10:00 America/New_York - 9 Comments

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The Top Ten Reasons David Letterman Is Retiring in 2015 are…

Home - by - April 3, 2014 - 18:19 America/New_York - 43 Comments

via TVline

David Letterman Announces Retirement

The late-night TV vet will hang up his Top Ten lists and such in 2015, he shared with the audience at the taping of Tuesday’s Late Show With David Letterman, to air at 11:35 pm EST.

Letterman said he phoned CBS boss Leslie Moonves “just before the program, and I said ‘Leslie, it’s been great, you’ve been great, and the network has been great, but I’m retiring.’ [ more ]

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1. Last time he was funny was in the summer of 1989…

Breaking News: Another Shooting at Fort Hood

Home - by - April 2, 2014 - 20:17 America/New_York - 26 Comments

Shooter Identified as Ivan Lopez. 34 years-old.

News Links:

Drudge Report

Twitter #FortHoodShooting Feed (may or may not work, my apologies if it doesn’t -follow the #FortHood #FortHoodShooting hashtags if you have a Twitter account for the latest news).

Lotsa coverage over at GatewayPundit.

Ft. Hood shooting was reportedly ‘soldier on soldier’ incident – No terrorism

 

Tune Into Turn

Home - by - April 2, 2014 - 07:00 America/New_York - 9 Comments

via AllThingsLiberty

Danger, secrets, intrigue and revenge were all part of the Culper spy ring, and the new AMC series “Turn,” premiering April 6 (Sundays 9/8 central), offers a fascinating look into how these intrepid American spies helped win the Revolutionary War.  AMC provided Journal of the American Revolution an early screening of the first three episodes.

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As Woodhull’s father says to him, “Legacy is everything.”  There’s nothing else like “Turn” on television, and it keeps the legacy of the Culper Ring alive in grand style. And just as Disney’s “Johnny Tremain” and “The Swamp Fox” helped usher in a new generation of American Revolution enthusiasts and historians, a successful TV series like “Turn” has the potential to spark a whole new generation of buffs.

 

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Ever since Deadwood was cancelled I have been in a slight depression for the lack of a good drama set in interesting times. Thank goodness for ‘Vikings’ on History but since AMC has ‘Hell on Wheels’ and now ‘Turn’-they are my new favorite network. Huzzah!

Charlie Brown and Snoopy in 3D

Home - by - March 19, 2014 - 07:00 America/New_York - 25 Comments

Like or Dislike?

Like. :) 

 

The Demonization of Cream, Butter, Sugar and Eggs

Home - by - March 18, 2014 - 19:26 America/New_York - 65 Comments

Via Poor Richard’s News 

White House pastry chef quits over Michelle Obama’s “demonizing cream, butter, sugar and eggs”

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Michelle Obama’s war on food has annoyed Americans all over the country. Now, the White House’s own pastry chef is hanging up his apron over the First Lady’s micromanagement of delicious food.

from the DC:

White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses is resigning after First Lady Michelle Obama fundamentally changed his job duties to focus on healthier food.

Yosses is leaving the White House in June to work on a new project focusing on “food literacy” and The New York Times says Michelle is “partly to blame.” The openly gay chef was hired by Laura Bush in 2007 to make his trademark cookie plates and sugar sculptures. Mrs. Obama took over in 2009 and ordered Yosses to make healthier plates in smaller portions.

Yosses began replacing butter with fruit puree and sugar with honey and agave. But Yosses was never fully committed to the new policy.

“I don’t want to demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs,” Yosses said, noting that his departure from the White House is a “bittersweet decision.”

Michelle Obama said in a statement that she is “incredibly sad to see Bill Yosses go.”

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Here’s an idea that Michelle Obama has probably never heard of: food choices are about personal responsibility.  Raising awareness about healthy diet and exercise habits but nobody likes a nagging, bossy media blitz.

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If you could sit across the table from Meechell defiantly eating a demon dessert-what would it be? I’d opt for a lemon meringue pie with a cuppa coffee. It’s not the most fattening but it’s what I’m hungry for right now.

This Happened 4 Years Ago Today

Home - by - March 9, 2014 - 18:06 America/New_York - 18 Comments

via GatewayPundit

Terrific.

 

 

Why Not Camp David?

Home - by - March 7, 2014 - 19:24 America/New_York - 19 Comments

A caller into Mark Levin’s Show just asked, “Why doesn’t he just go to Camp David?” after hearing the news of The Obama’s upcoming vacation to Key Largo…to be followed by Meechell’s trip to China. I thought that was a good question. It’s something you’d hear on the news, “President _____spent the weekend at Camp David.” I’d always thought of Camp David as every President’s vacation home and who could begrudge them some time away from Washington DC?

According to the Camp David blog these are O’s stats. BTW the blog gets this Googled question often and so decided to look up the info.

As of August 4, 2013
Total number of visits: 32
Total number of days at Camp David: 81

Anyone over the course of the 6 years of Obama’s term have had 81 days off? Okay, maybe they were working days there…so, how about 40 days off? Me neither. *sigh*

c48170-21Here’s a picture of Ronald Reagan and Nancy. Happy Friday!

Ronan Farrow’s Rough First Week

Home - by - March 5, 2014 - 22:30 America/New_York - 18 Comments

Okay, show of hands, Frank…or…Woody? I think Frank.

via NationalReview

Russian Roulette in Space?

Home - by - March 5, 2014 - 17:00 America/New_York - 10 Comments

from Space.com

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Rocky Russian relations could leave U.S. astronauts without rides to the International Space Station.

Since NASA retired its fleet of space shuttles in 2011, Russia has had a monopoly on flying crews to the orbital outpost. The only other country currently flying people in space is China, which is not a member of the 15-nation space station partnership.

That leaves the United States in a vulnerable position as it ponders options to diffuse a tense standoff between Russia and Ukraine. (more)

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As you read the article it’s sad the amount of dependency the US has on other countries to do things that we used to do for ourselves. The Right Stuff is now the Wrong Stuff.

Historical Chart of the Causes, Milestones, and Battles of the Revolutionary War

Home - by - March 4, 2014 - 09:30 America/New_York - 11 Comments

via Slate*

The George Washington Bicentennial Commission, established in 1924, collected this commemorative chart of battles, leaders, and milestones of the Revolutionary War and deposited it in the National Archives.

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The Commission, appointed by Calvin Coolidge, worked through the 1920s to plan activities to commemorate the anniversary of Washington’s 1732 birth. As part of this mission, the commission collected graphic materials and photographs related to Washington. We don’t have specific identifying information related to this chart, in the form of a tree, beyond its having been collected by this commission. It’s not clear who the original artist might have been, and when the chart might first have been printed.

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The roots of the tree make a historical argument about the causes of the war. “Taxation without representation” is the strongest root, central to the tree’s structure (and showing a jagged rip at the bottom, perhaps a reference to the violence of the war). “Acts of Parliament” and “Colonial Events” form other major parts of the root structure, while the root named “Perversity of George III” dangles, an unrelated wild card.

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Your thoughts on the branches that would sprout from a modern day revolutionary tree? I say, ObamaCare, would be the trunk.

*I find it kinda odd that Slate and HuffPoo have relatively unbiased and interesting American History blogs on their sites. What’s with that?

TGIF: Laurel and Hardy

Home - by - February 28, 2014 - 16:06 America/New_York - 7 Comments