It started raining last night, and is still raining at five this afternoon. It's been coming down hard enough that I decided not to take my daily walk. The last time I went for a walk in the rain, I spent more time sitting under picnic pavilion shelters than I did walking.
Still, I like the rain , especially in summer. It means the drought isn't coming back anytime soon, and it means I don't have to worry about forest fires in the near future.
We paid $65,000 for a system that will send you a text, or an email, if something is going on that you need to know about. The problem with that is a lot of people don't have internet here, and other than right around town, cell phone is hit or miss. I don't know why they didn't add a "robo call" function to this system, but they didn't.
I have gotten several emails from friends about Anti-Fa planning to destroy Confederate monuments at Gettysburg, and desecrate the graves of Confederate Soldiers. I find it difficult to believe that even those despicable white trash bullies could sink so low, but Fox is carrying an article on it today. This video is from that article.
Gettysburg was the battle that ended Southern hopes of winning the war and becoming independent of the U.S. federal government. It was fought July 1 -3, 1863 in the farm lands surrounding Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The war went on until May 9, 1865 but from Gettysburg on, it was just a desperate attempt to keep Federal Armies out of the South. There was never any chance of winning the war after the defeat at Gettysburg. Pickett's Charge was the climax of the battle, and in the South is still called "the high water mark of the Confederacy."
Pickett had elements of three Confederate Divisions, consisting of 12 Brigades , primarily from Virginia and North Carolina. About 12,000 men made the assault with another 3,000 infantry in support. Because the Confederate artillery was not adequate to suppress the Federal Artillery, the troops were under heavy artillery fire from the moment they came out of the tree line. When they got closer (and it was a long, long distance over open fields) the Federals fired shrapnel shells and grapeshot. When they came within rifle range, they were subjected to sheets of infantry fire from Federal positions behind a rock wall. It was Fredericksburg in reverse. Measurements of the distance covered by Confederate troops from the line of departure to the stone wall vary, but the sole Confederate Regimental commander who survived and wrote a description of the charge estimated the distance at just under one mile in open fields with no cover.
The Fox article said the Park Service and local law enforcement are taking steps to insure that if the scumbags do show up, they won't be able to damage the statues or the cemetery. First, I hope these things are just rumors. Second, if they aren't, I hope the large number of Southern people who go there every year to honor the anniversary of the battle don't kill a lot of them. Not that I care a damn about the Hillary Ninja, but I wouldn't want good people in trouble with the law over bottom feeders like Anti-Fa.
Part Three of a Three part series on CNN fake news.
Sweden trying to find work for ISIS fighters returning from the Middle East. (I sh*t you not.)
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Lisa is a working mom. She and her family live on a nice homestead in the woods, and they raise a lot of their own food. There is never any political content or news. It's about the family. Lots of times, especially when she posts about things they take their kids to do, it reminds me of my family at that age. My mother always impressed on me that it was important for children to have "enriching experiences" and my wife and I tried to make sure our kids got opportunities to have those. Lisa and her husband do the same for their boys.
Lisa has been a good friend for a long time, and I have a lot of respect for her. She has to be a mom, a wife, and a professional person all at the same time. It's a hard row to hoe.