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Clear and Present Dangers……Neil Armstrong

July 17, 2017 Leave a comment

“I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul… we’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.”

~Neil Armstrong

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It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere Flag

July 15, 2017 Leave a comment
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Clear and Present Dangers……G.K. Chesterton

July 10, 2017 Leave a comment

“Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.”

~G.K. Chesterton (1874 – 1936)

 

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Gadsden Flag

July 8, 2017 Leave a comment

Still True — More than Two Centuries Later

“We have met the enemy and he is us.”  ~ Walt Kelly

Flagpole repaired–Finally!  My 16′ ladder wouldn’t make it to the top, so thanks to neighbor Wally for the extra reach to replace the broken pulley and re-string it up.

 

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7th Cavalry Battle Banner Reprise*

July 1, 2017 Leave a comment

June 25-26, 1876 — Crazy Horse defeats General George Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn

*Flagpole under repair

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Clear and Present Dangers……Russell Ziskey

June 26, 2017 Leave a comment

“Great. Custer had a plan too.”

~Russell Ziskey

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War of 1812 Flag Replay*

June 24, 2017 Leave a comment

June 18, 1812 – War of 1812 Began

On June 1, 1812, President James Madison sent a message to Congress recounting American grievances against Great Britain, though not specifically calling for a declaration of war. After Madison’s message, the House of Representatives deliberated for four days behind closed doors before voting 79 to 49 (61% in favor) the first declaration of war, and the Senate agreed by 19 to 13 (59% in favor). The conflict began formally on June 18, 1812, when Madison signed the measure into law and proclaimed it the next day.  This was the first time that the United States had declared war on another nation, and the Congressional vote would prove to be the closest vote to formally declare war in American history.

*Flagpole under repair

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