And then there were none: John Glenn, last of the Mercury 7, dies at 95

December 11, 2016
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And then there were none:  John Glenn, last of the Mercury 7, dies at 95

As a kid growing up on a Kansas farm miles from nowhere I was often kept company by brilliant night skies. And during college there were many a summer nights that I’d throw the sleeping bag in the trunk and make that drive to the old McCoy place just in time to watch that familiar…

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In a harbor called Pearl two grand ships guard the past

December 4, 2016
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In a harbor called Pearl two grand ships guard the past

The keel of BB-39 was laid down in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on March 16, 1914, four months before the beginning of what we now refer to as World War I and more than three years before the United States would at last enter that “Great War” on April 6, 1917. Ironic by today’s conditions,…

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Trump v Obama on Castro death, it’s Trump hands down.

November 27, 2016
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Trump v Obama on Castro death, it’s Trump hands down.

It is no secret that today’s Democrat party would be unrecognizable to its former standard bearers, JFK, Truman and FDR. Imagine the party of today that literally works overtime to remove any mention of God from the public square putting up with FDR taking to the radio on June 6th, 1944 with the following opening:…

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Violence doth not a protest make: Soros and the anti-Trump riots

November 20, 2016
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Violence doth not a protest make:  Soros and the anti-Trump riots

A prayer for the protester; Election 2016: The Soros is my master; I shall not think He maketh me to lie down in public streets: he leadeth me beside violent acts. He restoreth my iphone, he leadeth me in the paths of anarchy for his name’s sake. Yea though I whine through the valley of…

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The Rust Belt roars back – American renaissance begins

November 13, 2016
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The Rust Belt roars back – American renaissance begins

Michael Moore, yes, that Michael Moore, called it back in July. While the Republican National Convention was unfolding in front of us, the director of Roger and Me and Fahrenheit warned his liberal base that Donald Trump was going win the 2016 Election. While he basically blamed it on a “dumbed-down” and “easily manipulated” population…

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From Valley Forge forward, your vote is their legacy

November 6, 2016
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From Valley Forge forward, your vote is their legacy

Anyone venturing up the stairs into my inner sanctum (part man cave, part library, part office and all Americana) is greeted by William Trego’s 1883  “March to Valley Forge” painting depicting George Washington on horseback reviewing his tired and battered troops as they pass to Valley Forge and Arnold Friberg’s bicentennial tribute “Prayer at Valley…

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