Be Sure to Celebrate MEMORIAL DAY!


THOUSANDS HAVE DIED FOR THE FREEDOMS WE NOW ENJOY

BLESS ALL WHO HAVE DIED DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTION

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HAPPY CINCO de MAYO!


HAPPY CINCO de MAYO

MAY 5, 2013

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“CBS/AP/ April 18, 2013, 1:18 AM – Unknown number killed in Texas plant explosion”


Updated April 18, 2013, 1:27 AM ET

 

WEST, TEXAS – A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco on Wednesday injured dozens of people and killed an unknown number of others, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and leveling buildings for blocks in every direction.

The explosion at West Fertilizer in West, a community about 20 miles north of Waco, happened shortly before 8 p.m. and could be heard as far away as Waxahachie, 45 miles to the north.

A person looks on as emergency workers fight a house fire after a near by fertilizer plant exploded Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in West, Texas

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Although authorities said it will be some time before they know the full extent of the loss of life, Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman D.L. Wilson said just after midnight that an unknown number of people had died and more than 100 were injured.

West Mayor Tommy Muska told reporters that his city of about 2,800 residents needs “your prayers.”

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GOD BLESS US AT EASTER


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HEAVENLY FATHER, PLEASE BLESS US

AS WE CELEBRATE

EASTER 2013

“Hooray For Hollywood”


HAVE A GREAT EVENING!

JOBS = A NEW WPA(?)


Originally Posted December 29, 2010
Works Progress Administration: Millions of Jobs
Mr. President:
“The Works Progress Administration
(renamed during 1939 as the Work Projects Administration; WPA)
was the largest New Deal agency, employing millions to carry out public
works
projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads, and operated large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects. It fed children and redistributed food, clothing, and housing. Almost every community in the United States had a park, bridge or school constructed by the agency, which especially benefited rural and Western populations. Expenditures from 1936 to 1939 totaled nearly $7 billion.[1] By 1943, the total amount spent was over 11 billion.[2]
Created by order of President FranklinDelano Roosevelt, the WPA was funded
by Congress with passage of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 on April 8, 1935. The legislation had passed in the House of Representatives by a margin of 329 to 78, but was delayed by the Senate.[1] The WPA continued and extended relief programs similar to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC), which was established by Congress in 1932 during the administration of Roosevelt’s predecessor Herbert Hoover. Headed by Harry Hopkins, the WPA provided jobs and income to the unemployed during the Great Depression in the United States. Between 1935 and 1943, the WPA provided almost eight
million jobs.[3] Until ended by Congress and war employment during 1943, the WPA was the largest employer in the country. Most people who needed a job were eligible for at least some of its jobs.[4] Hourly wages were the prevailing wages in each area;the rules said workers could not work more than 30 hours a week, but many projects included months in the field, with workers eating and sleeping on
worksites. Before 1940, there was some training involved to teach new skills
and the project’s original legislation had a strong emphasis on training.” [Source: Wikipedia]
Mr. President: I am simple senior citizen. I know you are having a hard time trying to solve our problems with a major focus on jobs. The WPA was before my time, but, I have read about it on the INTERNET. It was a large program created by the President at the time through EXECUTIVE ORDER. You have that power…to create a NEW WPA and create millions of jobs in this country to finally do something about the infrastructure and to give the nation a re-birth.  It would be very complicated to do it now, I suppose. And, growing the government like this would be fought by republicans.  Perhaps something like the WPA is doable. Please take a moment to view my video. I am just frustrated when I see the daily reports on unemployment and the economy.  I just know that through the WPA people who wanted a job had a job.  I am sure you will have some grand design in your next State of the Union address.  I look forward to that.  God bless you and God bless America!

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TODAY IN HISTORY – February 8


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102nd Year of Ronald Reagan’s Birth


Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th President of the United States

Ronald Wilson Reagan

(/ˈreɪɡən/; February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975).[1]

Reagan was born in Tampico in Whiteside County, Illinois, reared in Dixon in Lee County, Illinois, and educated at Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and sociology. Upon his graduation, Reagan first moved to Iowa to work as a radio broadcaster and then in 1937 to Los Angeles, California. He began a career as an actor, first in films and later television, appearing in over 50 movie productions and gaining enough success to become a famous, publicly recognized figure. Some of his most notable roles are in Knute Rockne, All American and Kings Row. Reagan served as president of the Screen Actors Guild, and later spokesman for General Electric (GE); his start in politics occurred during his work for GE. Originally a member of the Democratic Party, he switched to the Republican Party in 1962. After delivering a rousing speech in support of Barry Goldwater‘s presidential candidacy in 1964, he was persuaded to seek the California governorship, winning two years later and again in 1970. He was defeated in his run for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968 as well as 1976, but won both the nomination and election in 1980.

As president, Reagan implemented sweeping new political and economic initiatives. His supply-side economic policies, dubbed “Reaganomics,” advocated reducing tax rates to spur economic growth, controlling the money supply to reduce inflation, deregulation of the economy, and reducing government spending. In his first term he survived an assassination attempt, took a hard line against labor unions, and ordered military actions in Grenada. He was reelected in a landslide in 1984, proclaiming it was “Morning in America.” His second term was primarily marked by foreign matters, such as the ending of the Cold War[citation needed], the bombing of Libya, and the revelation of the Iran-Contra affair. Publicly describing the Soviet Union as an “evil empire,”[2] he supported anti-Communist movements worldwide and spent his first term forgoing the strategy of détente by ordering a massive military buildup in an arms race with the USSR. Reagan negotiated with Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, culminating in the INF Treaty and the decrease of both countries’ nuclear arsenals.

Reagan left office in 1989. In 1994, the former president disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease earlier in the year; he died ten years later at the age of 93. He ranks highly in public opinion polls of U.S. Presidents, and is a conservative icon. [Source: Wikipedia]

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