Monthly Archives: July 2009

PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE IN BRISTOL

Sixty one years ago, as a young campaign worker, I stood a few feet from the President of the United States as he told a crowd “They say I give them Hell. I don’t give them Hell. I tell the … Continue reading

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SPACE TRAVEL

Conventional rockets work the “throwing mass out the back end.” The thrust developed depends on the mass of the ejecta and the speed of ejection. One of the major problems with conventional rockets is the relatively low “efflux velocity” achievable … Continue reading

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LIGHT PROPELLED SPACECRAFT?

It’s not today’s politics, but it may well be tomorrows. Science fiction fans will remember Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle’s “Mote” series, in which the “Moties” used a push from ground based lasers to boost starships well past escape velocity. … Continue reading

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QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS

I am hardly one of the “Obama Birthers” who question his Hawaiian birth. I don’t know. I do know that the pre-statehood situation in Honolulu gives much leeway for fraud. This video pretty much explains the situation with regards to … Continue reading

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PAWLENTY FOR PRESIDENTE?

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has been named Vice Chair of the Republican Governors Association. That’s a stepping stone if Pawlenty decides to run for Pres. At the moment, the leader is Mitt Romney, whose term as Masachusetts governor was marked … Continue reading

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TOTUS GOING GREEN

Recycles speeches. Stranger

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STUDY SAYS

Thanks to evolution, women are getting better looking but men are as ugly as ever. And all this time I thought it was due to my age! Stranger

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OBAMA CARE

As a small business owner I find remarkably little good about “H.R. 3200,” the ObamaCare socialized health care bill currently making its way through Congress. My objections fall into several distinct categories. Besides socialized medicine’s history, my objections concern cost, … Continue reading

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GRANDMOTHER ALWAYS WARMED HER HANDS

In a fashion accessory called a muff. Sewn inside was a holster. Inside the holster was a honking big Merwin and Hulbert .44 Russian revolver. From the time my grandfather came home from the War of Southern Secession and married … Continue reading

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FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY

I left for work early so I could swing by an Amateur Radio Operator friends house. He had built a converter to feed the signal from the Moon Lander into his receiver. He taped much of of the downlink, and … Continue reading

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