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Mouseguns, Then and Now

A frequently-encountered fixture at the gun store is the crusty old dude leaning on the doesn't matter if he's leaning on the employee side or the customer side, he's there somewhere...and intoning that all these new-fangled nine millimeter pistols are silly and calibers don't count for self defense unless they start with "four". Given the persistence of this hoary myth, where did all those .38, .32, and even .25 handguns come from back in the good ol' days? For starters, dispe...
Tags: Hollywood, Guns, America, History, Ford, Clint Eastwood, Smiths, John Wayne, Smith Wesson, Tam, Teddy Roosevelt, Port Arthur, Daniel Defense, Old West, John Browning, Dodge City

10 Greenest U.S. Presidents

From the GardenRant Archives Originally published 1/21/09, the day after Obama’s first inauguration. Teddy Roosevelt, the winner! Whatever may happen over the next months and years, this has surely been a memorable past few days, and I have been as caught up in them as anyone. It makes me think of the types of policies I would hope for, particularly in terms of the natural world—how we live in it, use it, and change it. But it will take me a while to formulate those hopes and speculations. I...
Tags: Gardening, Yosemite, Obama, Congress, White House, Southeast Asia, Usda, Epa, Lincoln, Johnson, Kennedy, Clinton, National Park Service, Wilson, Nixon, Carter

Happy Birthday US Forest Service

The US Forest Service was founded on this day in 1905 by Teddy Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot. From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book.. [Author: PBurns]
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The US and China are breaking up. The only question now is how ugly it will get.

Madoka Ikegami - Pool/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider The question is not when or whether the US and China will decouple. Decoupling has already begun, and the questions now are how deep it will go and how smoothly it will be carried out. As Beijing has flexed its muscles in Asia and around the world, the US — along with much of the West — has stopped trusting Chinese leadership to act in good faith. Once participants in China's rise, Western nations now see it as adversarial....
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Washington, North Korea, France, White House, China, India, US, America, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Iran

Medicare history: How a national health insurance plan became law

Editor’s note: With permission, here’s an excerpt from “Take the Pain Out of Medicare: How to get the most from your benefits, 2020-2021,” by Michaela Cavallaro. Copyright Centennial Books, $16.99. A guide to navigating this vitally important federal program, “Take the Pain Out of Medicare” includes plan overviews, cost explanations, planning worksheets and tips on how to avoid fraud as well as a guide to understanding Social Security. The book is available through Amazon at (...
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"At the Dust-and-Trash Café."

  Description of the new podcast: "A firewall of Italianness, the invention of punctuation, toppling Teddy Roosevelt and Lincoln, the propaganda of mid-level violence, chugging cran-raspberry juice, goodbye to Joe Morgan, and doing the camel walk."  Play it here or subscribe at PocketCasts (or anywhere else you may get your podcasts). Go here to subscribe on iTunes. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Podcast, Law, Lincoln, Joe Morgan, Teddy Roosevelt, Ann Althouse, Trash Café

Portland protesters pull down statues of Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln

President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that demonstrators were ‘Biden fools’
Tags: News, Portland, Biden, Donald Trump, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt

"A group of protesters toppled statues of former presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and shattered the entrance to the Oregon Historical Society in Portland’s South Park Blocks..."

"... late Sunday before moving into other areas of downtown, smashing storefronts and engaging in other acts of destruction. Police declared the event a riot and ordered people rampaging through the city’s streets to disperse but did not directly intervene until nearly an hour after the first statue fell. The crowd scattered when police cruisers flooded the area, and officers in tactical gear appeared to make several arrests. Protest organizers had promoted the event on social media as an 'Indi...
Tags: Law, Protests, Portland, Native Americans, Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, Oregon Historical Society, Teddy Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Lewis Clark, Ann Althouse, South Park Blocks, Destruction Of Art, Theodore Roosevelt Abraham Lincoln

Trump signs $3 billion-a-year plan to boost conservation, national parks

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law legislation that will devote nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. The measure was overwhelmingly approved by Congress. “There hasn’t been anything like this since Teddy Roosevelt, I suspect,” Trump said about the 26th president, who created many national parks, forests and monuments to preserve the nat...
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80% Firearms Silencers: How America Got Here ~ VIDEO

Legally available parts can be machined into an effective silencer. Courtesy Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-( 80% silencer parts are legal in the United States.  In a society built on individual liberty, with checks and balances on government power, it is difficult to effectively ban a simple item. 80% silencers are collections of partly machined parts, sold for other purposes, which can be made into a silencer with a bit of effort by a hobbyist.  They are the analog of 80% receivers ...
Tags: Amazon, Usa, Hollywood, Guns, Congress, US, America, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, New Zealand, Fdr, Maxim, Nra, Cleo, U S Army

Don’t vote for the honeyfuggler

In 1912, William Howard Taft—not a man known for eloquence—sent journalists to the dictionary when he used the word honeyfuggle.  Honey-what, you may be thinking.It turns out that honeyfuggler is an old American term for someone who deceives others folks by flattering them.  It can be spelled with one g or two and sometimes with an o replacing the u.  To honeyfuggle is to sweet talk, but also to bamboozle, bumfuzzle, or hornswoggle.The word has some twists and turns in its history. According to ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Mississippi, Kentucky, Blog, Tennessee, Language, Linguistics, Literature, Sam, Taft, Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, William Howard Taft, Bartlett

Trump Apparently Tries to Summon Ghost of Dead Sex Pest Roger Ailes Through Twitter

President Donald Trump wants to know where former Fox News co-founder and frequently accused sexual harasser Roger Ailes might be hiding during these difficult times. The answer, of course, is that Ailes died in 2017. But that didn’t stop Trump from apparently trying to summon the Fox News icon’s ghost through the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Teddy Roosevelt, Roger Ailes, Ailes, Cognitive Decline, President Trump, Malapropism, Donna Brazille

Trump Misidentifies Sculpture in Oval Office While Saying Statues Help Teach History

In a bizarre interview with Fox News last night, President Trump stood next to a sculpture in the Oval Office that he said depicts former president Teddy Roosevelt, and explained that statues are vital to learning about history. Trump went on to complain that some people want to tear down statues of President…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, History, Protests, Statues, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, White Supremacy, Oval Office, Brian Kilmeade, Teddy Roosevelt, President Trump, 2020 Uprising, Trump Misidentifies Sculpture

Defenders of Roosevelt Statue Converge on Natural History Museum

NEW YORK -- For more than a dozen years, Marion Reid, 77, had walked past the statue of Theodore Roosevelt on his way to work in information technology at the American Museum of Natural History, an employer that he said often failed to treat African Americans with dignity.He drove into Manhattan around noon on Sunday to photograph the statue before officials carried out plans to remove it from its place of pride at the museum's Central Park West entrance, only to find himself engulfed by abo...
Tags: New York, News, Minneapolis, United States, New York Times, David Marcus, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, American Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt, Westchester, Teddy Roosevelt, Reid, Theodore Roosevelt, Sharon, Central Park West

America is the ultimate fixer upper: Doug McIntyre

Things fall apart. Last week, The Wife told me Mercury was in retrograde and who am I to argue with The Wife, especially in writing? To be honest, I thought “retrograde” was the old name for Leningrad, but apparently it has something to do with how long my Honey-Do list is. Due to cosmic forces (and over-use due to months of being housebound) pretty much everything we own stopped working, including our internet connection, which means I stopped working. I called the internet people which is like...
Tags: Europe, California, Opinion, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, Lincoln, Seattle, Joseph Stalin, Grant, Stalin, Doug Mcintyre, George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt, Lenin

"I want to see you brave and manly and I also want to see you gentle and tender."

Words from Theodore Roosevelt, firmly attached to a wall near the entrance of the Museum of Natural History, photographed by me in 2007, and dug up this morning on the occasion of the news that the TR statue will be removed from its sublime place of prominence in front of the museum.The NYT reports:[T]he museum’s president, Ellen V. Futter... made clear that the museum’s decision was based on the statue itself — namely its “hierarchical composition”—- and not on Roosevelt, whom the museum contin...
Tags: Law, Museums, Sculpture, Bill De Blasio, Columbia University, Propaganda, American Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, Museum of Natural History, Theodore Roosevelt, Masculinity, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Race And Pop Culture, Era of That's Not Funny

‘The Alienist’ Season 2 Trailer: The 19th Century Detectives Are Back to Investigate Mysterious Kidnappings

Though The Alienist was a minor summer sensation in 2017, the TNT 19th century psychological thriller remains a criminally underrated treat. A 19th century detective drama starring Dakota Fanning, Daniel Bruhl, and Luke Evans, The Alienist followed the unlikely trio as they resolved to find the culprit behind a series of child murders in 19th century New York using early methods of criminal profiling. It was macabre, creepy, and just a touch camp, which was just the right kind of combination fo...
Tags: New York, Television, Movies, New York City, Thriller, TNT, Sara, Teddy Roosevelt, John Moore, Sara Howard, Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Mystery/Suspense, TV Trailer, Caleb Carr, The Alienist

History of camping in the US

Few things define an American summer more than pitching a tent, building a fire, and posting up on a foldable chair with a drink and a story to tell. Camping has defined our relationship with the outdoors like nothing else ever could — allowing us to connect with nature and wake up to her sweet embrace. It’s the quintessential American pastime, revealing the importance of conservation and our bond to the natural world. Though militaries and indigenous peoples have camped for thousands of year...
Tags: Travel, Camping, US, America, United States, John Muir, US Army, Eureka, Boy Scouts Of America, All, National Park Service, Roosevelt, Muir, KOA, Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson

'There Will Be Losses': How a Captain's Plea Exposed a Rift in the Military

WASHINGTON -- The captain had reached a breaking point.The aircraft carrier he commanded, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, was docked in Guam as the coronavirus raced unchecked through its narrow corridors. The warship's doctors estimated that more than 50 crew members would die, but Capt. Brett E. Crozier's superiors were balking at what they considered his drastic request to evacuate nearly the entire ship.Crozier was haunted by the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship of 2,600 passengers in ind...
Tags: Japan, Usa, News, Navy, Washington, Senate, China, Defense, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Department Of Defense, Beijing, Ronald Reagan, Philippines, New York Times, San Diego

Newt Gingrich gives COVID-19 update from Rome, says US should look to Teddy Roosevelt as leadership example

Former House speaker and Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich joins 'Fox & Friends.'
Tags: News, US, Rome, House, Fox News, Newt Gingrich, Teddy Roosevelt, COVID

General says coronavirus may affect more Navy ships

Pentagon leaders anticipate that the coronavirus may strike more Navy ships at sea after an outbreak aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific infected more than 400 sailors, a top general said Thursday. Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said one member of the crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt was hospitalized Thursday in intensive care on Guam, where the carrier has been docked for more than a week. “It’s not a good idea to think that the Teddy Roosevelt is a one-of-...
Tags: News, Navy, Pentagon, Pacific, Roosevelt, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Teddy Roosevelt, Guam, John Hyten, Hyten

Navy says there are zero active coronavirus cases aboard the USS Nimitz after Pentagon suggests otherwise

"It's not a good idea to think that the Teddy Roosevelt is a one-of-a-kind issue," Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Hyten said.
Tags: News, Navy, Pentagon, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Teddy Roosevelt, John Hyten

Speaking of Theodore Roosevelt...

Theodore Roosevelt came up in the natural process of blogging — in the previous post, the first post of the day.The next thing I notice — linked at Drudge — is "Theodore Roosevelt captain followed in footsteps of ship’s namesake by writing bombshell letter" (Navy Times). The Navy relieved Capt. Brett Crozier of command of an aircraft carrier named for Theodore Roosevelt after Crozier wrote a letter asking for help with the coronavirus outbreak on that ship. The San Francisco Chronicle got hold o...
Tags: Law, Navy, Washington, Spain, History, Cuba, Roosevelt, San Francisco Chronicle, Teddy Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Navy Times, William McKinley, Crozier, Drudge, Ann Althouse, Thomas Modly

The Democratic Convention in Milwaukee will be "robust," "very muscular" and "It’s going to be safe, it’s going to be exciting and it’s going to be Wisconsin-y."

Said Tom Perez, the chair of the Party — the life of the party — about the convention which will begin on August 17th (instead of July 13th), reported at Fox 6 Now.I suspect the delay is the first stage of cancellation, somewhere between denial and bargaining.The extra five weeks will “increase the possibilities for us moving forward,” Perez said... “We’re going to continue to be guided by, among other things, what the situation on the ground is not only in Milwaukee and Wisconsin but across the...
Tags: England, Law, Milwaukee, Fox, Disability, Wisconsin, Party, Democratic Party, Perez, Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Tom Perez, Ann Althouse, Muscular Christianity

Donald Trump’s insult politics

Political commentators and satirists love to mock Donald Trump’s verbal gaffs, his simplified vocabulary and vague, boastful speech. But if you judge his oratory by its effect on the audience, Donald Trump’s rhetoric, particularly with large crowds of enthusiastic supporters, is undeniably effective. People have studied the art of rhetoric for millennia – so how does a style that runs counter to all established advice work so well? His use of simple vocabulary and repetition help him connect wit...
Tags: Books, Featured, Obama, Senate, America, History, Ted, Ronald Reagan, House, Language, Linguistics, John F Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Jfk, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg

The US Forest Service was founded on this day in 1905 by Teddy Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot. A little background.... In 1887, 14 years before he became President, Theodore Roosevelt joined with a distinguished group of sporting Americans -- including George Bird Grinnell, William Tecumseh Sherman, John Lacey, and Gifford Pinchot -- to form the Boone and Crockett Club. The men who created the Boone and Crockett Club were all dedicated hunters. Grinnell was editor of Field and Stream magazine, a ...
Tags: Congress, Pets, Africa, America, United States, Iowa, John Muir, Sierra Club, Winchester, Boone, U S Forest Service, Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, US Forest Service, William McKinley

This Day in History: John T. Thompson is Born

The two Thompsons used in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. (T. Logan Metesh photo) Newport, KY – -( Born on December 31, 1860, John T. Thompson was the man who made “The Gun That Made the ‘20s Roar” – the Tommy Gun. He was, however, an accomplished military man long before he was a gun designer. A Class of 1882 graduate of the United States Military Academy, Thompson went on to become the youngest colonel in the US Army. General John T. Thompson with an early working Thompson...
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Do presidents removed from office still retain honorific titles?

The President of the United States is entitled "Mr/Ms. President," "the honorable," and "their Excellency" depending on the context.The first two of these follow a person all of their life, including long after they leave the office that gave it to them.The question of whether an impeached president could still be called "the honorable" is still open, since no precedent exists for it. None Unless you've been living under a rock or subscribing to some odd legal advice, you probably know that the...
Tags: Congress, Democracy, Washington, Government, Senate, White House, United States, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Innovation, State Department, John Adams, Johnson, Clinton, Adams, Jefferson

Canada’s Oldest Auto Plant Runs Out of Vehicles

Canada had just turned 40 and Teddy Roosevelt was running a zoo out of the White House when the first automobiles rolled out of Oshawa, Ontario. Starting in 1907, Oshawa built vehicles of the McLaughlin Motor Car Company, with the cars carrying Buick drivetrains shipped in from Flint, Michigan. An early alliance! Thank the close […] The post Canada’s Oldest Auto Plant Runs Out of Vehicles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, White House, History, Canada, Heritage, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Flint Michigan, Buick, Chevrolet Silverado, Teddy Roosevelt, Oshawa, GMC Sierra, News Blog, Oshawa Ontario

Fede Alvarez Planning ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Reboot and Haunted White House Movie

Cannibals and politicians – what could be scarier? Fede Alvarez, director of Don’t Breathe and the Evil Dead remake, has two new horror projects lined-up, and both are bound to garner attention. One is a reboot of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The other is being described as “The Shining set in the White House.” And really, what more do you need? What could be scarier than the current White House? How about a haunted White House? That appears to be the plot of Fede Alvarez’s new movie, accord...
Tags: Movies, Horror, White House, Michael Bay, Pennsylvania, United States, Massacre, Remakes, Legendary Pictures, Don, Teddy Roosevelt, Alvarez, Leatherface, Abe Lincoln, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper