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  • Black Friday

    02/12/2008 8:00:29 AM PST · by boothead · 28 replies · 34+ views
    On February 12, 1999 at 12:37 P.M., I hoisted a black flag over my house. This flag flew every day until tattered. Today is the 9th anniversary of Black Friday when 55 gelding senators voted not guilty of perjury for William Jefferson Clinton, and 50 gelding senators voted not guilty of obstruction of justice for the same cluck. This was one of the worse days of my life. I am now being ask by the National Republican Party to help fund some of these despicable senators to help beat back another Clinton. This is not going to happen. This group...
  • Excerpts From Jefferson's Second Inaugural Address

    01/21/2005 3:45:25 PM PST · by boothead · 4 replies · 441+ views
    Messages and Papers of the Presidents | March 4,1805 | Thomas Jefferson
    EXCERPTS FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON'S SECOND INAUGUARAL ADDRESS March 4, 1805 During this course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been leveled aginst us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and science are deeply to be regretted, inasmuch as they tend to lessen its usefulness and to sap its safety. They might, indeed, have been corrected by the wholesome punishments reserved to and provided by the laws of the several States against falehood and defamation, but public duties more urgent...
  • THE FLOODS OF JULY, 1916

    09/16/2004 2:32:58 PM PDT · by boothead · 196+ views
    Southern Railway Company Flood Book | 1917 | Unk.
    THE FLOODS OF 1916 The lines of Southern Railway Company suffered unprecedented damage from floods during the months of July and August, 1916. On July 5th and 6th a tropical cyclone swept over the Gulf Coast of Alabama, accompanied by high winds, reaching a maximum of 107 miles per hour at Mobile on the fifth, and followed by torrential rains over a large part of the State, with somewhat lighter rains in eastern Tennessee and the Carolinas, greatly damaging Southern Railway waterfront property at Mobile and interrupting traffic on the Company’s lines in Alabama south and west if Birmingham, by...
  • EDWARDS THE CANDIDATE

    07/26/2004 9:29:48 AM PDT · by boothead · 1 replies · 275+ views
    Unknown | Unknown
    EDWARDS THE CANDIDATE PART 1 "Father, who travels our roads so late?" Hush my child, tis Edwards the candidate! Fit example of human woes, Early he comes, and late he goes! He greets the women with courtly grace; He kisses the baby's dirty face; He calls through the fence to farmers at work, He bores the merchant, he bothers the clerk; The blacksmith, while his anvil rings, He greets, and this the song he sings: Howdy, howdy, how'ye do? How's your wife and how are you? Ah, it fits my fist as no other can, The horny hand of the...
  • John Kerry The Jungle Fighter

    05/06/2004 2:30:53 PM PDT · by boothead · 31 replies · 185+ views
    Vietnam- Stanley Karnow
    While reading Stanley Karnow's book "Vietnam", I read the following on page 27. "John Kerry, later elected lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, recalled his return: "There I was, a week out of the jungle, flying from San Francisco to New York. I fell asleep and woke up yelling, probably a nightmare. The other passengers moved away from me---a reaction I noticed more and more in the months ahead. The country didn't give a sh*t about guys coming back, or what they'd gone through. The feeling toward them was, 'Stay away--don't contaminate us with whatever you've brought back from Vietnam.' " I...
  • SEVEN TEENAGERS KILLED IN N. C.

    12/29/2003 2:58:30 PM PST · by boothead · 264 replies · 386+ views
    Seven teenagers ranging from 13 to 18 were killed this A.M. about 12:30 after being chased by the Troutman Police. The driver was seen driving in an erratic way and a chase was started. The car ran off the roadway to the left and went into a slid ending up in a small stream-bed on it's top. All seven, 5 boys and 2 girls were killed instantly. The auto was stolen earlier in the night. Some of the victims have not been identified. The teenagers were all from the Statesville, N. C. area. Sorry but this is all I have.
  • WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME

    12/18/2003 3:53:16 PM PST · by boothead · 28 replies · 169+ views
    Private papers | Prior to 1934 | W. D. Troutman Sr.
    Christmas is a fine joysome day whereon you wipe clean the slate of all animosity and forgive all wrongs, real or imaginary. Tis a day to throw Tiny Tim upon your shoulder and give him a ride, the while you imbibe somewhat of his philosophy. A day, if you please, when you can take a headlong dive into the waters of eternal youth and expunge from your countenance, the crowsfeet which would fain creep in. Nothing like a bath in Christmas Spirit to keep you young. Christmas is a day when ten cents talks. You can then invest it so...
  • GAY WEDDING TURNS SOUR

    01/12/2002 5:13:58 PM PST · by boothead · 2 replies · 10+ views
    The Garlic | Jan 12 2002 | Pleasant Valley Times
    Gay Wedding Turns Sour The GarlicPleasant Valley, VT. The wedding of Marty and Sammy was to be a beautiful affair. Things just seemed to fall apart after Sammy looked down the aisle and spotted the outfit Marty had on. It was identical in every aspect with what Sammy had on even down to the matching purses. Marty, flinging rose petals as he (she) pranced between the pews with his (her) chartreuse slippers and a chalice of wine in one hand. His (her) Doberman with his(her) many colored afghan sweater was leading the way. As this was to be a very ...
  • DECLARATION OF CAUSES AND NECESSITY OF TAKING UP ARMS

    12/15/2001 2:20:33 PM PST · by boothead · 5 replies · 356+ views
    Unknown | July 6, 1775 | Unk
    DECLARATION OF CAUSES AND NECESSITY OF TAKING UP ARMS JULY 6, 1775 & SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 We fight not for glory or for conquest. We exhibit to mankind the remarkable spectacle of a people attacked by unprovoked enemies, without any imputations or even suspicion of offense. They boast of their privileges and civilization, and yet proffer no milder condition than servitude or death. In our native land, in defense of the freedom that is our birthright and which we ever enjoyed until the late violation of it; for the protection of our forefathers and ourselves; against violence actually offered; ...
  • A SPEACH ON BILL CLINTON (OR WHY MY PRESIDENCY FAILED)

    11/09/2001 2:40:12 PM PST · by boothead · 13 replies · 4+ views
    Cicero | 942 B.C. | ARCHYTAS OF TARENTUM, ARKANSAS
    A SPEACH OF ARCHYTAS OF TARENTUM, ARKANSAS " No other deadly curse than sensual pleasure has been inflicted on mankind by nature, to gratify which our wanton appetites are roused beyond all prudence or restraint. It is a fruitful source of treasons, revolutions. secret communications with the enemy. In fact, there is no crime, no evil deed, to which the appetite for sensual pleasures does not impel us. Fornications and adulteries, and every abomination of that kind, are brought about by the enticements of pleasure and by them alone. Intellect is the best gift of nature or God: to ...
  • A True Patriot (My title)

    09/25/2001 3:21:31 PM PDT · by boothead · 1 replies · 10+ views
    The Charlotte Observer | September 25 2001
    Mr.William Henry Belk, Jr. 85 of Charlotte, died Sunday September 16, 2001 at home. A Memorial Service for Mr. Belk will be held at 11:00 a.m. September 27, 2001 in the Henry and Bryant Chapel, 500 Providence Road, Charlotte. The Reverend Dr. Carl W. Dumford of Third Presbyterian Church, formerly of Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Internment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Mr. Belk was born in Charlotte on June 29, 1916, the eldest son of the late William Henry Belk, and Mary Irwin Belk. His father was the founder of the Belk department store organization based in Charlotte. ...
  • ABE LINCOLN HAD HIS TORMENTORS

    08/30/2001 2:49:36 PM PDT · by boothead · 2+ views
    Statesville Daily | Feb. 9, 1948 | Unk
    ABE LINCOLN HAD HIS TORMENTORS Syracuse,N.Y.---President Abraham Lincoln was a gentle man but he could be caustic on occasion. His sharper side emerges in a hitherto secret letter found hidden in a safety deposit box in a bank in Tully, New York. The letter has just been made public. The document is an acid, scolding note written by the Civil War President to United States Senator Samuel Clark Pomeroy of Ohio. It was kept secret for many years by the late Mrs.John B. Cummings of Tully, a great grand niece of Senator Pomeroy. The letter was disclosed when the ...
  • What gives on News Max and WND??

    07/14/2001 3:09:23 PM PDT · by boothead · 2+ views
    Me | Me
    'Anti-Racist' Shows Bias A prominent politician doesn't want to be served by a waiter of another race, but don't expect much publicity or outrage in this case. What gives on News Max and WND?? Every time I try loading this article, I get a 'Cannot load page" or some other error. Has someone gotten to these people and made them pull this thread? I bet if it was the other way around, you would be able to pull it up. Just wondering.
  • The Solid Foundations of Our Constitution

    04/04/2001 4:34:06 PM PDT · by boothead · 2+ views
    New York Times | March 4, 1928 | Nicholas Murray Butler
    THE SOLID FOUNDATIONS OF OUR CONSTITUTION To the full understanding of the Constitution of the United States there is one thing more important than the Constitution itself, and that is the body of political philosophy doctrine which underlies the Constitution and which is the foundation on which the Constitution rest. The really eminent men who sat in the Constitutional Convention itself and who were found in no small number in the several State conventions, had a knowledge of political philosophy and an insight into the significance and history of political institutions which excite our admiration and wonder as we ...
  • Got Pardons For Money

    03/19/2001 2:50:06 PM PST · by boothead · 2+ views
    Statesville Daily | March 5, 1924 | Unknown
    GOT PARDONS FOR MONEY President Orders Immediate Grand Jury Investigation of Charge That Two Members of House of Representatives Accepted Bribes Washington, March 4--President Coolidge tonight ordered an immediate grand jury investigation of the charges that the two members of Congress had accepted bribes to obtain paroles and pardons for persons convicted of crime. Instructions have been given Acting Attorney General Seymour, it was announced at the White House to "proceed with every diligence in the prosecution of the cases." The announcement, given out by C. Bascom Slemp, secretary to the President, follows: "The President, immediately on noting the ...
  • Negro Minister Sets His Race A Noble Example

    03/17/2001 3:04:51 PM PST · by boothead · 2+ views
    Statesville Daily | November 1937 | Editor
    Presiding Elder is Proud of Farming Rev. I. Lewis Houston, genial colored minister, came in (Newspaper office)this morning just bubbling over with good news and prosperity. He was just back from the Western North Carolina conference of the A.M.E. Zion church held in the Clinton Chapel Metropolitan church in Charlotte. Rev. Houston was reappointed presiding elder of the Lincolnton district. This is his 14th year as presiding elder in the A. M. E. Zion church. He modestly admitted that he was commended at conference for bringing the best report from that district in 20 years. We nominated him then ...
  • Give us back the State of Tennessee

    02/26/2001 3:30:44 PM PST · by boothead · 2+ views
    Revised Statutes of The State of North Carolina 1837 | 1837 | State of North Carolina
    AN ACT FOR THE PURPOSE OF CEDING TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CERTAIN WESTERN LANDS THERIN DESCRIBED. PASSED AT THE SESSION OF 1789 TENNESSEE Whereas the United States in congress assembled have repeatedly and earnestly recommended to the respective states in the union claiming or owning vacant western territory, to make cessions of part of the same, as a further means, as well of hastening the extinguishment of the debts, as of establishing the harmony of the United States; and the inhabitants of the said western territory being also desirous that such cession should be made, in order to ...
  • Why Was Lincoln Murdered?

    02/08/2001 3:07:01 PM PST · by boothead · 1,298+ views
    The Charlotte News | April 4, 1937 | Willis Thornton
    WHY WAS LINCOLN MURDERED A REVIEW BY WILLIS THORNTON Why was Lincoln murdered? A silly question! Every school child knows that it was because John Wilkes Booth, a half-crazy actor, thought he could become a hero and serve the southern cause he loved, by the fatal pistol shot. That is the verdict of history, the story as told to numberless school children for the 70 years and more since the tragic event. Today a more sinister story is being projected. In a new book, "Why Was Lincoln Murdered?" the story of that tragic night of April 14, 1865, is ...
  • Powers and Duties of the President

    01/29/2001 2:07:47 PM PST · by boothead · 2+ views
    G & E FIFTH READER | 1848 | Unknown
    POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT The second section (Article 11 of the Constitution, section 2) enumerates the powers and duties of the President. The President has "power to grant reprieves and pardons." The unavoidable imperfections in human laws, the fallibility of human tribunals and the possibility that new testimony may be brought to light, which might prove the innocence, or mitigate the crime of the offender, render this power highly important in the administration of justice. Any criminal code, which provides no pardoning or mitigating power, would justly be considered cruel and oppressive. The President cannot pardon in ...
  • Rangel On Impeachment

    01/12/2001 2:26:25 PM PST · by boothead · 4+ views
    Historic Documents of 1974 | August 20, 1974 | Charles Rangel
    VIEWS OF MR. RANGEL, CONCERNING ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, RICHARD M. NIXON Had not the President resigned, it is clear that he would have been impeached by the House of representatives and convicted in the senate for his criminal activities. This record needs to be established for the sake of historical accuracy in view of the fact that even on the day of his resignation President Nixon attempted to convey to the American people the impression that his resignation was caused by errosion of his political base as a result of some poor ...
  • THE NIXON PARDON

    01/10/2001 1:55:47 PM PST · by boothead · 109+ views
    Historic Documents of 1974 | January 1975 | Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
    THE NIXON PARDON September 8, 1974 In an act of mercy which raised more questions than it resolved, President Ford, on Sunday morning, Sept. 8, granted former President Richard M. Nixon a "full, free and absolute pardon---for all offenses against the United States which he...has committed or may have committed" during his years as president. In a state-ment from his California home, Nixon accepted the pardon, saying that he would for the rest of his life bear the burden "that the way I tried to deal with Watergate was the wrong way." Later, White House Counsel Philip W. Buchen, ...
  • A Flaw In The Constitution

    11/18/2000 4:54:06 PM PST · by boothead · 2+ views
    Self
    A FLAW IN THE CONSTITUTION Should the President-Elect Die is there a Provision to Take Care Of the Situation? The electoral colleges of the 50 States meet at their State capitals to cast their votes on the second Wednesday in December. Suppose the successful candidate dies before the electors meet in December? How would the electors of the 50 States determine who to vote for? Is there a provision in the Constitution of the United States to cover this point in any manner? The nearest approach was in 1872 when Horace Greeley, candidate of the coalition in opposition to ...
  • Taxes

    10/05/2000 2:01:11 PM PDT · by boothead · 2+ views
    Unknown Newspaper | Unknown: Probably Al Gore
    Tax the people; tax with care to help the multi-millionaire. Tax the farmer; tax his fowl Tax his dog and tax his howl, Tax his hen and tax her egg And let the boomin' mudsill beg. Tax his pig and tax his squeal; Tax his boots, run down at heel. Tax his horses; tax his lands, Tax the blisters on his hands. Tax his plow; and tax his clothes Tax the rag that wipes his nose. Tax his house and tax his bed; Tax the bald spot on his head Tax the ox and tax the ass Tax his "Henry" ...
  • Lincoln & Stanton-The Night After The Election of 1864

    09/02/2000 4:51:13 PM PDT · by boothead · 220+ views
    The New York Sun | Sept 1889 | C. A. Dana
    Lincoln And Stanton- The Night After The Election of 1864 In the last number of theCentury MagazineMessrs. Hay and Nicolay narrate their idea of what happened at the War Department on the evening after the second election of President Lincoln in 1864. As they were not present their report must be a matter of hearsay. I do not know that any of the particulars they relate are deficient in accuracy, though I can testify that while I was there at that time I did not observe them. I was not usually on duty in the War Department at night; ...
  • Al Gore: The Bore

    08/27/2000 2:29:32 PM PDT · by boothead · 105+ views
    Self | Unk. | Amos Snicklehauser-Classmate.
    My chestnuts on the fire were cooking, And I into the fire was looking Thinking of the days of yore, And as I sat there, thinking, smoking, There came a noise, though not the croaking Of "Poe's Raven" at the door. But of some one gently tapping, At first tapping, and then rapping To gain admittance through my door. 'Twas study hours, I thought, and winking At my room-mate who was thinking That it was that horrid bore, Al Gore A fellow who was known through college, Not for his learning, or his knowleldge In computer, or ancient lore; But ...
  • The Beast Is Dead

    07/13/2000 2:43:58 PM PDT · by boothead · 263+ views
    Nashville American | January 1893 | Unknown
    "THE BEAST IS DEAD" From The Nashville American On Ben Butler. "Old Ben Butler is dead! Early yesterday morning the angel of death, acting under the devil's orders, took him from earth and landed him in hell. In all this Southern country there are no tears, no sighs and no regrets. He lived only too long. We are glad he has at last been removed from earth and even pity the devil in the possession he has secured. "When Grant died, it was with the respect and esteem of the Southern people. When Sheridan died, all the harm he ...
  • John Wilkes Booth's letter

    07/08/2000 4:35:17 PM PDT · by boothead · 4,258+ views
    Philadelphia Press | April 19,1865
    IMPORTANT LETTER FROM J. WILKES BOOTH His original Purpose Was to Take Mr. Lincoln A Prisoner.---His Reasons For His Action. (From The Philadelphia Press, April 19, 1865) We have just received the following letter, written by John Wilkes Booth, and placed by him in the hands of his brother-in-law, J.S. Clarke. It was written by him in November last, and left with J. S. Clarke in a sealed envelope, and addressed to himself, in his own handwriting. In the same envelope were some United States bonds and oil stocks. This letter was opened by Mr. Clarke for the first time ...