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Photo: When Freedom Existed in America ... Moving House Passing the White House; circa 1924
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Posted on 08/19/2013 7:28:13 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

circa 1924: Moving a house in front of The White House in Washington, D.C. Workmen transporting a house next to the White House. (President Calvin Coolidge apparently had no concern about this.)


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KEYWORDS: 1600pennsylvaniaave; 1924; calvincoolidge; districtofcolumbia; homelandsecurity; modernhistory; washingtondc; whitehouse
homeland security photo: DHS2 homeland-security-mrap_zpsecbe9ff9.jpg The only heavy transport equipment you'll ever see around the White House in this day and age ...
1 posted on 08/19/2013 7:28:13 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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homeland security photo: Homeland Security HomelandSecurity.jpg
2 posted on 08/19/2013 7:29:04 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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homeland security photo: Homeland Security HomelandSecurity.jpg
3 posted on 08/19/2013 7:29:17 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Notice that the workingmen are all well-dressed and have hats on.


4 posted on 08/19/2013 7:32:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I think I see Cindy Sheehan in the photo...


5 posted on 08/19/2013 7:33:17 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: DogByte6RER

Did they even have a fence around the WH back then?


6 posted on 08/19/2013 7:39:34 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: DogByte6RER

Notice the guys on the roof, cutting the branches of the trees. Try that today.


7 posted on 08/19/2013 7:41:04 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I hate to be that poor schmuck towing it on that bike.


8 posted on 08/19/2013 7:43:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former Rodeo Clown Sensitivity Training class valedictorian.)
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To: DogByte6RER

let’s play “Count the OSHA Violations”


9 posted on 08/19/2013 7:45:06 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: DogByte6RER

let’s play “Count the OSHA Violations”


10 posted on 08/19/2013 7:45:10 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: smokingfrog
Did they even have a fence around the WH back then?

I don't think so. One famous story from that era was of a guy driving down Pennsylvania Avenue in a convertible, when a rain storm broke out. He pulled in under the awning of the White House to pull up the top, and a White House Usher came out and helped him.

No wonder punks like Ezra Klein don't have a clue what a constitutional republic look likes. If you tried that today, you'd be blown up by an anti-tank mine before you even hit the concrete barricades.

11 posted on 08/19/2013 7:46:10 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: DogByte6RER
"President Calvin Coolidge apparently had no concern about this."

They didn't call him "Silent Cal" for nothing.

12 posted on 08/19/2013 7:46:59 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Mr. K

Notice the guy in the front pulling the house with his bicycle? Thats when steroids were legal.


13 posted on 08/19/2013 7:47:13 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Notice that the workingmen are all well-dressed and have hats on.

It was probably drawn by a horse team. Veeeerrrry Slowly. I can't tell from the picture, but I was told that "back in the day" house moving was done by blacks. They weren't allowed in the construction unions, but house moving was sort of a set aside for blacks.

14 posted on 08/19/2013 7:51:26 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; EQAndyBuzz

If you look at the full size picture you can see the guy on the bike is not towing the house. He’s actually facing the other direction. :)


15 posted on 08/19/2013 8:23:08 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: smokingfrog

Looks like a fence to me in the full size picture.


16 posted on 08/19/2013 8:24:22 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Roos_Girl

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_intruders


17 posted on 08/19/2013 9:01:48 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: DogByte6RER

I wonder why the flag is at half mast.


18 posted on 08/19/2013 9:09:24 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Roos_Girl

You mean he was pulling it backward?! Men were badasses back then.


19 posted on 08/19/2013 9:22:20 PM PDT by Squeako (The radicals are the wolves. The moderates are the wolves in sheep's clothing.)
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To: Squeako

LOL. Definite lack of metrosexuals back then!


20 posted on 08/19/2013 9:27:15 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I read once that Harry Truman would leave the White House and walk to the bank to deposit his paycheck.


21 posted on 08/19/2013 9:43:45 PM PDT by TexasKamaAina
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To: DogByte6RER

One guy tows a moving house on his bicycle... now THAT’S when men were men in America!!


22 posted on 08/20/2013 2:49:34 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: TexasKamaAina

“I read once that Harry Truman would leave the White House and walk to the bank to deposit his paycheck.”

That probably stopped after the Puerto Rican terrorists made the move on his life.


23 posted on 08/20/2013 2:51:34 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
If you tried that today, you'd be blown up by an anti-tank mine before you even hit the concrete barricades.

For which we can thank- all together now- ISLAM!

24 posted on 08/20/2013 1:29:40 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

... and the abandonment of Christianity by the West.


25 posted on 08/20/2013 1:46:15 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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