Thursday, 16 August 2018

Family Lore…An Engagement During the War Between the States


   The smoke never clears, it is said, from the field of battles and skirmishes fought by brothers, cousins, nephews, and uncles…intent on killing each other  over points large and small and even impertinent to the point of life itself.  The War Between the States has this humble witness who feels obligated to make certain that these following entries into the line of Time so that the family who follows can know the truth of their family's past.

   The issue about our uncle (my great-uncle, your great-grand uncle), Norman Newton's Yankee hero older brother, Charles.   Remember that the first Norman Newton was the grandfather of your father.
     After finding a reference to Charles Newton as a fallen Union soldier, and reading about the battle, the location, the constructions, and the layout of New Salem and its church, the Post House, the Doctor's office and operating room, my digging instinct clicked in.

    I also clicked around looking for an Episcopal Church in Salem,  or Salem Church, or Salem Heights, Virginia(all in the same place)and found Saint Paul's.It has a nice web page...pretty unimaginative, thankfully.   Unfortunately, the Church is only 150 years old.   But, I was drawn into the rest of the narrative about things general and specific about Saint Paul's.   It should be noted that after three attempts to communicate with a vicar, any person, at the Church in question, there has not been any response or notion of willingness to stoop to answer any inquiry.

     Then there was this inclusion immediately below, matter-of-factly included in the descriptions of traditions, structures, bells, and other specifics about the Church.   Please read this carefully.



    Have you ever been in the Post House late at night and heard a window open and close and you're the only one in the building? It has been said by some that they experienced a cold draft late at night when all windows and doors were closed. It's been reported there have been occasions prior to the 1962 addition to the Post House when gas jets in the parlor fireplace would come on or go out without anyone controlling the regulator.
    Roanoke College students studying in the parlor late at night have experienced these occurrences. Church members and staff have reported finding a ladder-back chair facing and within a few feet of the fireplace as if someone had been sitting there for warmth. Reportedly there have been times when a small table would be in the rooms center, a chair would be next to the table with a candle.
 College students during the 1950's reported attempting to use the restrooms (at that time the restrooms were outside the Post House), but frequently the doors would be locked from the inside as if in use. After waiting they would try again to open the door, the door would open, the restroom would be empty.


    To begin, it would help to point out that the Saint Paul's Church (Episcopal), and the Post House are quite close.  
     Legend has it during the War Between the States a Union soldier wounded during the Battle of Hanging Rock, (known as the Battle of New Salem Church by the Confederates) was left at the Post House. He was to be cared for by the Inn Keeper. The Union army was driven from the valley and did not return for the soldier. He soon afterwards died from his wounds. Could it be this lone Union soldier is waiting for his unit to return for him.  (There is an understanding that the Doctor's office and operating area was either adjacent or quite nearby the Post House.)

     There are those who discount these reports. However, this writer can attest to some of them. If there are those who do not believe that's fine, and Happy Halloween anyway!

      The Post House is older than the structure of Saint Paul's Church.   The Battle of Hanging Rock is what our side called the "Battle of Salem Heights (or Church)".   Northern forces numbered about 19,000 and they were attacked by General Jubal Early's Division numbering about 16,000.   The Union forces were involved in a tactical retreat, but Early did not want them to join up with the Union General Hooker's entire Corps as they structured a "receiving committee in northernmost Virginia and Maryland, should the Rebs launch the much feared "northern offensive"by the much feared Confederate war machine anticipated for early July, 1863.

     Much of this addenda and commentary by the author sides with those historians who began to conclude that the South could not sustain nor endure a long or draining war.  Because of this, Bobbie Lee determined to give one last lashing to the Union Forces…ridding them from Virginia and Maryland, and then boxing them in, somewhere in the riverine and hilly stretches of the back hills of the the Appalachians…somewhere in Eastern Pennsylvania.
    New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C. would have all been cut off from land reinforcements.   Small, regimental sized guerrilla bands could have harrassed the Union forces for two or more years…exhausting the will to re-build railroads and dams and watermills on an almost hourly basis.  The much vaunted telegraphic systems would have been easy work for night fighters and quiet cavalry squadrons from Kentucky to Maryland.
     A major Confederate Victory in that area would more than certainly brought a call for peace in the North, especially if there were a critical, crucial, and crushing defeat of Union forces somewhere in eastern Pennsylvania.

    All of that seemed reasonable.  There was only one problem.  There was a confrontation underway in Memphis, Tennessee, on the mighty Mississippi, a thousand miles to the west,  that would bring much to bear on the issues of strategy and will to fight of both sides.


     I cannot help but feel that Uncle Charles has been guiding my hand.

    He was wounded during the Confederate offensive by General Jubal Early, working under direct orders of Bobbie Lee.   He had been taken to a private facility to be cared for by people who were simultaneously his enemies and his friends.    He died there, and stayed behind because of the retirement of Union forces, in retreat back to Washington, D.C.  Perhaps, the hospitality that he had received as he lay dying allowed him to "adopt" his new surroundings.
   If, in fact, Charles Newton is this ghost, and therefore ours, he plays pranks every now and then, like your Grandfather Newton and Great-grandfather Peter Bonesteel Christian would always do while living, and some say, while dwelling in the beyond after life.

     Do you all not find this story odd?   Even a bit too supernatural?   Is Uncle Charles glad to have a family member looking for, or after,  him?  Perhaps, someday, we shall have the time and energy to go and check on Uncle Charles, and the Confederates who are not that distant who, as is said, lie asleep in the arms of the Lord.  (There was no Obamacare). 

    We hold new information that changes a bit some of the previous lore, but not much.  And there are other bits and pieces, some large and some small, of information that continue to draw the investigator into the wondrous…and horrid…times that occupied calendars from 1861 through the middle of 1865.   Four years that would result in more casualties than the total of all the Wars the United States has fought…combined.   Brothers are the best of friends…and the worst of enemies.


Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Oh! What Tangled Webs We Weave….

This message comes from our good friends who live in extreme Central Texas.  They frequently run across information that, while hard to believe at times, always seems to wind up being correct.  This particular transmission analyses the extent and measure of what is commonly known as Washington Swamp and Sewer Sludge.   We were aware of a good portion of this information, but this particular inclusion below, ties together various loose ends with new news, extracted like unwilling teeth from the jaws of avarice.   Please read in one sitting, and all the way to the end.  To wit:

        I don't know anything about Judge Clancy Jayne, a Justice of the Peace in Arizona, who apparently wrote this, but all those mentioned are public figures that show up frequently in the media, even Barsoomian. Thus, the connections and assignments at the alleged times are readily verifiable by anyone who has the time, plus you will enjoy the munificent fragrance of a genuine Potomac swamp.  The worst part is that "establishment Republicans" enabled most of this "eruption of corruption."
From 2001 to 2005 there was an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
A Grand Jury had been empaneled.
Governments from around the world had donated to the “Charity”.
Yet, from 2001 to 2003 none of those “Donations” to the Clinton Foundation were declared.
Hmmm, now you would think that an honest investigator would be able to figure this out.
Guess who took over this investigation in 2002?
Bet you can’t guess.
None other than James Comey.
Now, that’s interesting, isn’t it?
Guess who was transferred in to the Internal Revenue Service to run the Tax Exemption Branch of the IRS?
Your friend and mine, Lois (“Be on The Look Out” “BOLO”) Lerner.
Now, that’s interesting, isn’t it?
It gets better, well not really, but this is all just a series of strange coincidences, right?
Guess who ran the Tax Division inside the Department of Injustice from 2001 to 2005?
No other than the Assistant Attorney General of the United States, Rod Rosenstein.
Now, that’s interesting, isn’t it?
Guess who was the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during this time frame?
I know, it’s a miracle, just a coincidence, just an anomaly in statistics and chances, Robert Mueller.
What do all four casting characters have in common?
They all were briefed and/or were front line investigators into the Clinton Foundation Investigation.
Now that’s just a coincidence, right?
Ok, lets chalk the last one up to mere chance.
Let’s fast forward to 2009.
James Comey leaves the Justice Department to go and cash-in at Lockheed Martin.
Hillary Clinton is running the State Department, on her own personal email server by the way.
The Uranium One “issue” comes to the attention of the Hillary.
Like all good public servants do, you know looking out for America’s best interest, she decides to support the decision and approve the sale of 20% of US Uranium to no other than, the Russians.
Now you would think that this is a fairly straight up deal, except it wasn’t, the People got absolutely nothing out of it.
However, prior to the sales approval, none other than Bill Clinton goes to Moscow, gets paid 500K for a one-hour speech then meets with Vladimir Putin at his home for a few hours.
Ok, no big deal right?
Well, not so fast, the FBI had a mole inside the money laundering and bribery scheme.
Guess who was the FBI Director during this time frame?
Yep, Robert Mueller.
He even delivered a Uranium Sample to Moscow in 2009.
Guess who was handling that case within the Justice Department out of the US Attorney’s Office in Maryland.
No other than, Rod Rosenstein.
Guess what happened to the informant?
The Department of Justice placed a GAG order on him and threatened to lock him up if he spoke out about it.
How does 20% of the most strategic asset of the United States of America end up in Russian hands when the FBI has an informant, a mole providing inside information to the FBI on the criminal enterprise?
Guess what happened soon after the sale was approved?
$145 million dollars in “donations” made their way into the Clinton Foundation from entities directly connected to the Uranium One deal.
Guess who was still at the Internal Revenue Service working the Charitable Division?
None other than, Lois Lerner.
Ok, that’s all just another series of coincidences, nothing to see here, right?
Let’s fast forward to 2015.
Due to a series of tragic events in Benghazi and after the 9 “investigations” the House, Senate and at State Department, Trey Gowdy who was running the 10th investigation as Chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi discovers that Hillary ran the State Department on an unclassified, unauthorized, outlaw personal email server.
He also discovered that none of those emails had been turned over when she departed her “Public Service” as Secretary of State which was required by law.
He also discovered that there was Top Secret information contained within her personally archived email.
Sparing you the State Departments cover up, the nostrums they floated, the delay tactics that were employed and the outright lies that were spewed forth from the necks of the Kerry State Department, we shall leave it with this . . . they did everything humanly possible to cover for Hillary.
Now this is amazing, guess who became FBI Director in 2013?
Guess who secured 17 no-bid contracts for his employer (Lockheed Martin) with the State Department and was rewarded with a six million dollar thank you present when he departed his employer.
None other than James Comey.
Amazing how all those no-bids just went right through at State, huh?
Now he is the FBI Director in charge of the “Clinton Email Investigation” after of course his FBI Investigates the Lois Lerner “Matter” at the Internal Revenue Service and exonerates her.
Nope couldn’t find any crimes there.
Can you guess what happened next?
In April 2016, James Comey drafts an exoneration letter of Hillary Rodham Clinton, meanwhile the DOJ is handing out immunity deals like candy.
They didn’t even convene a Grand Jury.
Like a lightning bolt of statistical impossibility, like a miracle from God himself, like the true “Gangster” Comey is, James steps out into the cameras of an awaiting press conference on July the 8th of 2016, and exonerates the Hillary from any wrongdoing.
Can you see the pattern?
It goes on and on, Rosenstein becomes Asst. Attorney General, Comey gets fired based upon a letter by Rosenstein, Comey leaks government information to the press, Mueller is assigned to the Russian Investigation sham by Rosenstein to provide cover for decades of malfeasance within the FBI and DOJ and the story continues.
FISA Abuse, political espionage . . . pick a crime, any crime, chances are . . . this group and a few others did it.
All the same players.
All compromised and conflicted.
All working fervently to NOT go to jail themselves.
All connected in one way or another to the Clinton's.
They are like battery acid, they corrode and corrupt everything they touch.
How many lives have these two destroyed?
As of this writing, the Clinton Foundation, in its 20+ years of operation of being the largest International Charity Fraud in the history of mankind, has never been audited by the Internal Revenue Service.
Let us not forget that Comey's brother works for DLA Piper, the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation's taxes.
And, See the person who is the common denominator to all the crimes above and still doing her evil escape legal maneuvers at the top of the 3 Letter USA Agencies.
Let’s learn a little about Mrs. Lisa H. Barsoomian’s background.
Lisa H. Barwoman, a US Attorney who graduated from Georgetown Law, is a protege of James Comey and Robert Mueller.
Barwoman, with her boss R. Craig Lawrence, represented Bill Clinton in 1998.
Lawrence also represented: Robert Mueller three times; James Comey five times; Barack Obama 45 times; Kathleen Sebelius 56 times; Bill Clinton 40 times; and Hillary Clinton 17 times. Between 1998 and 2017, Barsoomian herself represented the FBI at least five times.
You may be saying to yourself, OK, who cares? Who cares about the work history of this Barsoomian woman?  Apparently someone does, because someone out there cares so much that they’ve “purged” all Barsoomian court documents for her Clinton representation in Hamburg vs. Clinton in 1998 and its appeal in 1999from the DC District and Appeals Court dockets (?). Someone out there cares so much that the internet has been “purged” of all information pertaining to Barwoman. Historically, this indicates that the individual is a protected CIA operative.
Additionally, Lisa Barsoomian has specialized in opposing Freedom of Information Act requests on behalf of the intelligence community. And, although Barsoomian has been involved in hundreds of cases representing the DC Office of the US Attorney, her email address is Lisa Barsoomian at NIH gov. The NIH stands for National Institutes of Health.  This is a tactic routinely used by the CIA to protect an operative by using another government organization to shield their activities.
It’s a cover, so big deal right? I mean what does one more attorney with ties to the US intelligence community really matter? It deals with Trump and his recent tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum imports, the border wall, DACA, everything coming out of California, the Uni-party unrelenting opposition to President Trump, the Clapper leaks, the Comey leaks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusal and subsequent 14-month nap with occasional forays into the marijuana legalization mix . . . and last but not least Mueller’s never-ending investigation into collusion between the Trump team and the Russians. Why does Barwoman, CIA operative, merit any mention?
BECAUSE She is Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s WIFE. That’s why!
Judge Clancy Jayne
We, as usual, appreciate you time and interest.  More is coming out about other matters involving Texas and Mexico during the coming days.   These are interesting times.  We pray for what seem to be two impossibilities;  (1) the demise of all forms of socialism and (2) that the President stop using that ridiculous teenie-girl toy…the texting device, sooner rather than later.

Your faithful Dog and Commentator
El Gringo Viejo


Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Salient Words, after the ASTROs dropped four in a row…

Casey at the Bat  
by Ernest Lawrence Thayer 

The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day:
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,
And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,
A pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of the game.

A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest
Clung to the hope which springs eternal in the human breast;
They thought, "If only Casey could but get a whack at that--
We'd put up even money now, with Casey at the bat."

But Flynn preceded Casey, as did also Jimmy Blake,
And the former was a hoodoo, while the latter was a cake;
So upon that stricken multitude grim melancholy sat,
For there seemed but little chance of Casey getting to the bat.

But Flynn let drive a single, to the wonderment of all,
And Blake, the much despis├Ęd, tore the cover off the ball;
And when the dust had lifted, and men saw what had occurred,
There was Jimmy safe at second and Flynn a-hugging third.

Then from five thousand throats and more there rose a lusty yell;
It rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell;
It pounded on the mountain and recoiled upon the flat,
For Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing to the bat.

There was ease in Casey's manner as he stepped into his place;
There was pride in Casey's bearing and a smile lit Casey's face.
And when, responding to the cheers, he lightly doffed his hat,
No stranger in the crowd could doubt 'twas Casey at the bat.

Ten thousand eyes were on him as he rubbed his hands with dirt;
Five thousand tongues applauded when he wiped them on his shirt;
Then while the writhing pitcher ground the ball into his hip,
Defiance flashed in Casey's eye, a sneer curled Casey's lip.

And now the leather-covered sphere came hurtling through the air,
And Casey stood a-watching it in haughty grandeur there.
Close by the sturdy batsman the ball unheeded sped--
"That ain't my style," said Casey. "Strike one!" the umpire said.

From the benches, black with people, there went up a muffled roar,
Like the beating of the storm-waves on a stern and distant shore;
"Kill him! Kill the umpire!" shouted someone on the stand;
And it's likely they'd have killed him had not Casey raised his hand.

With a smile of Christian charity great Casey's visage shone;
He stilled the rising tumult; he bade the game go on;
He signaled to the pitcher, and once more the dun sphere flew;
But Casey still ignored it and the umpire said, "Strike two!"

"Fraud!" cried the maddened thousands, and echo answered "Fraud!"
But one scornful look from Casey and the audience was awed.
They saw his face grow stern and cold, they saw his muscles strain,
And they knew that Casey wouldn't let that ball go by again.

The sneer is gone from Casey's lip, his teeth are clenched in hate,
He pounds with cruel violence his bat upon the plate;
And now the pitcher holds the ball, and now he lets it go,
And now the air is shattered by the force of Casey's blow.

Oh, somewhere in this favoured land the sun is shining bright,
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light;
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout,
But there is no joy in Mudville—mighty Casey has struck out.

This could even be a good eulogy, perhaps.
El Gringo Viejo

Monday, 13 August 2018

Moaning, Groaning, Tantrums, and a few unconnected comments and observations

One can make out  AMLO in the mist

AMLO - The disappearing, re-appearing, man-for-all-reasons, popular socialist, republican democrat, conservative, pro-business, pro-labour, stress counsellor, and famous tranquility intervention practitioner, who studied under the great Indian Guru Samhooplajutaquipdish…shows up in Texas.
 We managed to catch this reappearance last week of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador outside of San Antonio, Texas where he was checking up on the manner and method that Donald Trump is taking care of the people of non-native American or Texian birthright.   
     AMLO decided, after the recent (July - 2018) elections, that he would stack his change-over personnel with very, very significant Partido de Accion Nacional (PAN) personalities.  Problem?  The National Action Party is the most solid…perhaps in Latin America…or even all the New World…of all centre-right political parties.   Its members are something like a cross between Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz.   They are fiercely patriotic…and decidedly private enterprise…pro small, medium, and large business, and save for the case of Vicente Fox Quesada (president of Mexico from 2001 - 2007) who would sometimes try to be "kinder and gentler".   Fox was the first 'non-government' President after the fall of Porfirio Diaz Mori who served 35 years as Presidente de Mexico, 1876 - 1911.

     But enough with this preambulatory stuff.   AMLO also determined, early on after the elections, that he is going to replace the bellicose military response against the cartel residuals and call upon all parties to sing a few bars from "All We Need Is Love" and other inspiritional songs from the cradle of aetheist hymns, like "Where Have All the Flowers Gone…Long Time Ago?"

     We would like to report that after AMLO's inspiring speech at a neighbourhood gathering place in Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico shortly after his election…his Excellency, the Presidente Elegido de los Estados Unidos de Mexico declared that his administration would emphasise the openning of hearts, and making of sincere gestures of friendship, and alternative employments, and counselling to the poor, downtrodden cartel and gang members.
   The two PAN administrations who served before the PRI's Pena-Nieto (2013 - 2019), started and then increased markedly the military pressure upon the cartels…both the transnationals and the regional ones…and they had remarkable success in the destruction of those entities.   Pena-Nieto allowed the "search, locate, and destroy" imperative to wither on the vine, especially during the last 12 months of his term.   Under the PAN, Mexico's Number One cartel commander, "El Chapo Guzman"was captured.   During the return of the PRI, somehow, "El Chapo" managed to escape his retention in "Mexico's most secure penal facility".    
Before you yell at your daughter to-night,
 remember:  She could have brought
 home this slice of humanity.


 directly and indirectly associated with over
 5,000 murders and executions.

    Problem?   With the destruction of many lieutenants, captains, and generals…many in Mexican prisons, many inTexas and American prisons…the "cartels", especially during the second decade of this Century, degenerated into something like a barnyard of roosters who had very few hens in their brood.   Persons not even qualified to be something like a sergeant, parade about as the new "Jefe" of the "Cartel del Universo".  One even named itself "Cartel de los Cabelleros Templares"…???
      The Roman Catholic archbishop of that area (Morelos State and the area including and to the west of the beautiful capital city of Morelia) declared that no-one in that organisation (Caballeros Templares) could reasonably pretend to be Masonic Knights  and of the  Christian religion.    Also, the rank and file soldiers, navy and naval infantry poo-bahs…generals and strategic analysts thought, "We're not policemen."
     During the PAN period (12 years,  2001 - 2013)…the military served to fill a breach in the "thin blue line" of the State and local police…most of whom were either corrupt, or tired of the offer of "plomo o plata" (lead or silver)…the classic underworld's offer to good cops who have daughters and grandchildren.
One of many downtown refuges in the City of Morelia
  (Allow us to insert here an observation.)  The Mexican military has purposefully obfuscated statistics and correct data on various and sundry occasions.   For instance, and concerning intermediate and light attack fighters, and/or medium duty fighter / bombers, this matter has been quietly removed from everybody's review, from Jane's and/or any other authoratative military analysis about Mexican tactical airpower).  
bees : Stock Photo
These are bees, if you pleez.  They are not  commies.

     Saloon blowhards declare that Mexico would not know what to do with a 1944 WWII Eggbeater…while others of us (in a much finer saloon) have seen very sleek, 2nd level jets doing maneourves and/or patrol during the day, but more especially, at night…especially along the coasts.   If almost all of our old B-52's are still flying…then, the Mexican pick of the  used but refurbished fighters could certainly solve all of their tactical fighter needs.
Another view of Morelia, Michoacan
       The latter are usually rehabilitated American (perhaps some French) equipment, used to track and direct detention efforts against South and Central American (Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua) type cocaine and liquid meth transporters.  Supposedly, they are heavily equipped with considerable strafing and wing-rocketry capacity.

     It is thought by some of the left-wing commentators that AMLO and his cadre are unaware that Mexicans, left or right, rich or poor or that majority now in the middle are generally in favour of active engagement against and destruction I do not believe they are "unaware".  I believe they are counting on the "Doctrina Chamberlina", which states, "Hitler told me he had no bellicose machinery or intention, so "laisser le bonne temps rouler"
It does not work, such efforts have always failed, and that fact causes the "Social Justice
"Subcomandante Marcos"

Rafael Sebastian Guillen Vicente
Heroic Saviour of the Downtrodden
Indigenous…millions and millions spent,
and the Lacandon Maya are just as poor
to-day as they were yesterday…perhaps
a bit poorer. (circa 1998)
Warriors" and the "Union of the People Who Care" to re-triple their efforts into the task of making ants and bees out of the humans within their grasp.
In the last 150 years of "Progressivism'' and the worldwide socialist engineering effort, we have watched the variation:

The Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP)          aka - the National Socialist German Labour Party,
The Bolsheviks (Russia),
The Fabian Socialists (England),
The Maoist Chinese Communist Party (Red China),
American and European variations of "Democratic Socialist Parties" and hundreds of splinters and shreds of such organisations
The fact that almost every European nation is a grey, dull, socialist, materialist, work-in-regress is especially depressing…"…the doctor will be able to see you in seven months.  Don't be late, because you'll have to re-schedule".
The many localised militarised efforts, ie -  Sendero Luminoso,  Frente Sandanista de (sic) Liberacion Nacional (Nicaragua), and the likes of Sub-comandante Marcos…another urban, extreme upper-middle class, university educated, marxist who went into the Lacandon Forests of the Mexican State of Chiapas to save the Lacandon Maya Indians from globalisation and global warming.
    And, of course, we have the never-ending, treaty-signing liars…the Frente Armada de la Revolucion Colombiana (FARC), sustained and maintained by Venezuela (broke and corrupt) and Cuba (broke and corrupt) and the Red Chinese (don't even get me started.  To-day, a Hong Kong type Chinese person made a radio announcement calling for the establishment of Hong Kong as an Independent Country).

Last commonwealth / colonial flag of Hong Kong…
Thanks,. Prince Phillip, for officiating at the surrender.
It  seems a job for which you were designed…


We had much more to contribute…but it even bores me at this point.   Please stand by while we try to wake up the left side of the brain…more later…..

El Gringo Viejo

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Difference? Democrats always lie…always…and Republicans always retreat, especially when they are winning and correct on the issues.


     The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?

     Obsolete Press psuedoreporter asks,"Sir, are you aware that during the recently imposed Trump administration, photos have been newly released that prove beyond a doubt that post-infant children were cast into  chain link fence and plywood framed boxes, and chained to their quarters by American officials?"

     "Uh..uh, I don't know about…" the respondent stutters.

     "Well, does this picture help your memory a bit?"  the questioner shows a picture of the children, bound in chains, and literally caged.  The "newsman" essentially restates the question while thrusting the picture posted below before the Sad Sack's nose.

     " Duh…that's not a good thing to put children in a chicken coop."

    "And you are aware that Donald Trump is in charge of this part of the government?   Do you think this is an example of 'making America great again'?"

     "Duh…what means 'America'?"
  "Well, under Republicans, I guess we can make a case for the fact that 'America' means incarceration of very young children, without food or water, in essentially what are temporary dog kennel quarters.  Normally, after a while, they take the dogs and put them in a gas chamber and then laugh and guffaw, while they take videos of the dogs asphixiating from the gas.  It's the way Republicans get their 'jollies'.   Cats get the same treatment…so one can assume, when they run out of dogs and cats…they will probably substitute the innocent migrant children just looking for a better life, and kill them for fun just because they are brown and innocent."

(We have just painted the normal order of CBSABCNBCCNNPBSNYTWP interviews and information transferral to the people they regard as dolts and dumboes.)

   The problem with all of this is that this famous picture was taken in 2014.  The last time I checked, a fellow with the name  "Barry Soetoro" on his passport, when he signed in at some citadel of useless marxist instruction to become "educated", was President of the United States of America from 2009 through 2017.   And yes, Virginia, the picture above displayed was taken in early 2014.


We very profoundly appreciate the attention of the reader.   Please check in for a series of eclectic and sadly funny observations  that will be coming your way.

El Gringo Viejo

Monday, 6 August 2018

Marty Robbins - A White Sport Coat And A Pink Carnation and My Eldest Brother with his Prom Date, Mary Lu Thompson



     This is an inter-familial submission just because I happened to run across
 it.  The picture is of my eldest brother, father to my Niece Helen.   The beauty
is Mary Lu Thompson who lived in the centre of McAllen, Texas, while we
lived "out in the country".  To wit:

From: Mary Lu Fouts 
Date: September 23, 2010 8:28:52 PM GMT-04:00
To: David Newton <>
Subject: Prom night circa 1954

  I found this old picture in some of the things I have kept and I thought
perhaps you did not have this one of  Milton. My son, Bill, made a copy
of the movie for me and I will send it along also.  I wish the movie was longer and
not so dark but the film was so degraded this was the best he could do. I  
spoke to a gentleman in Maryland who restores old 35mm film but he said
that he could not do anything much since he was working from a copy of
a copy.  I sent sister Margaret on a fact finding mission which necessitated 
her contacting our cousin, the keeper of the family films and also the designated
mourner for the family.  She has mourned and grieved over every lost family
member since the Boer War so conversation with her can be a bit depressing.
Margaret, being the patient sister, got the job of finding out about the original
movie.  Sadly, it was so old it had simply disintegrated into dust.  So.. there you
have it!  I will send what I have along right away.  I know that it isn't much but
 I do love looking at it and remembering a wonderful and happy time in my life.
     You said in your last letter that you had a question or two for me..? If you ask
them I will do my best to answer them.

Take care,
Mary Lu
PS....I am glad to hear that your Father in law is feeling much better... yes,
I do read your blog! 


     I even remember Milton bringing Mary Lu out to the house after the Prom…really
 late…like around 11:30.  My mother looked really great in a bathrobe and her hair
 up in…like 1904 iron curler clips.  I remembered asking Mary Lu if she were a
     Mary Lu informed my parents that her parents had bought
a 27 inch television.   We would buy one three years later; a Packard Bell. now?
Ah!! Gone with the Wind….

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