Daily Archives: July 8, 2008


Untitled document Brown Bess demonstration (A .75 caliber musket.) Fort George, Ontario American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls from The Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls, Ontario Under the Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario The Whirlpool (MUCH more impressive when … Continue reading

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Traction, Part Two

Untitled document The Democrats have a real problem. Prior to the holiday recess, they announced how super-confident they were that they had the Republicans in a political corner with their enlightened energy policies. Except they have withdrawn all their big … Continue reading

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Are We, As A People, Really This Dumb?

Untitled document I really hate the "cry baby" portion of America…I really do.  Case in point: 'Zero' chance lottery tickets stun some players When Scott Hoover bought a $5 scratch-off ticket in Virginia called "Beginner's Luck" last summer, he carefully … Continue reading

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Untitled document I've posted some of the travel adventures we've been having. Today we head for Upstate New York to visit family. I'll try and post a few more things from there if I can. I am currently sitting in … Continue reading

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Wild Ride

Untitled document On the tour we took of Niagara Falls, one of the stops was at an overlook where you could see the Niagara Whirlpool. While we were there, a jet boat entered the whirlpool – intentionally, mind you. The … Continue reading

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Untitled document Day two dawned clear and warm. I was the only one of the family to see that portion of the day. The rest of the tribe slept in a bit. When I started waking them, there was a … Continue reading

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Road Trip

Untitled document A long, long drive and we are finally in Canada. The trip has been smooth, despite its length and the mind-numbing monotony of long periods of night driving on the interstates. I tried to stop every two hours … Continue reading

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