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  • A Look at Thomas Jefferson's Egregious Hypocrisy

    07/01/2016 8:18:53 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 129 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 7/1 | John Horgan
    I once admired Jefferson, seeing him as an essentially good, no, great man with one tragic flaw: The writer of the inspiring words “all men are created equal” owned slaves. Now, I see Jefferson as an egregious hypocrite, who willfully betrayed the ideals he espoused. I reached this conclusion only after visiting Monticello, Jefferson’s famous Virginia estate, last month. Previously, I didn't realize the extent of Jefferson’s slave ownership, and I lazily—and ignorantly--excused it as a common ethical blind spot of his time. *Jefferson often denounced slavery. He wrote in 1774, "The abolition of domestic slavery is the great object...
  • Taking Back Thomas Jefferson

    03/13/2015 12:21:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    The Abbeville Review ^ | March 10, 2015 | James Rutledge Roesch
    Jefferson, a member of the gentry of Old Virginia, was always regarded as one of the best and brightest of his generation, a gentleman of the finest intellect, taste, and manners. Although Jefferson loved and was loyal to the Union, he was a Virginian first and an American second; Virginia, Jefferson avowed, was his “country.” This order of allegiance – State over Union, or “Society” over “the State” – was firmly rooted in the Old South. Accordingly, in the emerging conflict between the North and the South, Jefferson sided with his own country. “It is true that we are completely...
  • Monticello Mayor, Code Officer Arrested (near Catskills New York)

    08/16/2014 2:21:04 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 22 replies
    Times Herald-Record ^ | August 15, 2014 | Steve Israel
    MONTICELLO — Embattled Monticello Mayor Gordon Jenkins and village Code Enforcement Officer James Snowden were arrested Thursday and charged with several felonies and misdemeanors in connection with the demolition of the old village justice court. The charges include third-degree bribe receiving, second-degree criminal mischief, fifth-degree conspiracy and endangering public health, safety and the environment. Jenkins was also charged with third-degree intimidating a witness. That charge is related to his November 2013 arrest on charges of drunken driving and resisting arrest. According to the indictment by a Sullivan County grand jury, Jenkins called a witness a "snitch" and told him to...
  • Thomas Jefferson vs. Barack Obama

    07/19/2009 3:51:59 PM PDT · by appleseed · 27 replies · 1,814+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 19 July 2009 | JB Williams
    Since 52% of American voters were foolish enough to buy the story that Barack Hussein Obama is some sort of "liberal messiah," I thought it would be interesting to compare the belief systems of America's father of liberalism and author of our Declaration of Independence, with the Marxist belief system of the false messiah. And since today's liberals have so much trouble properly interpreting our Founders' simple message to future generations, I am under no illusion that these facts will carry anymore weight with modern Marxists than Article II - Section I of the Constitution, which clearly states that Barack...
  • Freedom Rally [ Reopen ATV trail, Utah ]

    04/12/2011 6:14:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    youtube | 10 April 2011 | welsmj64
    Video of Protest Rally This Rally was located in Monticello and Blanding Utah. The purpose of the Rally was to let the land agencies and all the environmental groups like SUWA and the Old Broads from Durango know that we have had enough. The hope is that through this peaceful assembly the feds and the environmentalist will see that San Juan County residence are united and want our way of life left alone.
  • (Iowa) Planned Parenthood closes Monticello facility

    04/21/2010 10:39:52 AM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 386+ views
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald ^ | Tuesday, April 10, 2010
    MONTICELLO, Iowa — Planned Parenthood has closed its Monticello Health Center, according to a company press release. The center closed its doors April 2, said Jenifer Vick, spokesperson for Planned Parenthood of East Central Iowa. The decision to close the Monticello center was made to “help focus resources more efficiently” at Planned Parenthood locations in Cedar Rapids and Dubuque, according to the release. Planned Parenthood opened the Monticello center in March 2008.
  • Jewish War Veterans memorial vandalized in Monticello

    03/10/2010 8:19:50 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies · 399+ views
    Several businesses in Monticello were hit with gang graffiti overnight, including on the sign outside the Jewish War Veterans of the United States memorial on Liberty Street. The graffiti covers the sign, including scrawled words like “Power,” "Money” and “Loyalty.” There is also a trident symbol painted in blue. Chief Doug Solomon says these are symbols commonly used by street gangs. He doesn't believe the vandalism was racially motivated. The window and door of Vino on Broadway was also marked with the letters "BK" and "BX." Solomon said other businesses were vandalized overnight. Robert Blank, the commandeer of the Jesse...
  • The dark hours for Thomas Jefferson

    02/23/2010 11:24:57 AM PST · by Palter · 37 replies · 882+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 23 Feb 2010 | Michael Kranish
    MASSACHUSETTS FACED a crisis in 1778. In the midst of the Revolutionary War, some 4,000 British and Hessian prisoners were living in miserable conditions in camps around Boston. Rumors surged that a British force would try to free them by force. The cry went up: get these prisoners out of Massachusetts. Enter Thomas Jefferson and his Virginia neighbors. Thinking like a current-day congressman, Jefferson regarded the prisoners as an economic opportunity for the remote valley near his home at Monticello. The prison camp would pump money into his hometown of Charlottesville, along with much-needed craftsmen and laborers. It would be...
  • ? Where can I find the Al Gore video Gaffe at Monticello (Presidential Busts)

    03/11/2009 8:15:24 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 11 replies · 1,128+ views
    I found the video at MRC but it wont open. Anyone know where I can find this video showing Gore stating after looking at our founding fathers busts "Who are these guys" when touring Monticello?
  • Archaeologist to Discuss Life on Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Plantation

    02/06/2009 9:38:35 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 694+ views
    Smith College, Office of College Relations ^ | Monday, February 2, 2009 | Kristen Cole, Media Relations Director
    Later this month, an archaeologist at Thomas Jefferson's historic home of Monticello in Charlottesville, Va., will speak at Smith College about the use of the late president's plantation by the estate's residents, both free and enslaved. Sara Bon-Harper, archeological research manager, will lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in McConnell Hall, Room 103, about "Defined Spaces: Landscape on the Monticello Plantation." The event is sponsored by the Program in Archaeology and the Lecture Committee and is free and open to the public. Bon-Harper's work at Monticello focuses on an archaeological survey of the original 5,000-acre plantation and the excavation...
  • Ike Uncovers Mystery Civil War-Era Shipwreck

    09/19/2008 4:23:26 PM PDT · by metmom · 32 replies · 404+ views ^ | Friday, September 19, 2008 | Associated Press
    FORT MORGAN, Ala. , Texas — When the waves from Hurricane Ike receded, they left behind a mystery — a ragged shipwreck that archeologists say could be a two-masted Civil War schooner that ran aground in 1862 or another ship from some 70 years later. The wreck, about six miles from Fort Morgan, had already been partially uncovered when Hurricane Camille cleared away sand in 1969. Researchers at the time identified it as the Monticello, a battleship that partially burned when it crashed trying to get past the U.S. Navy and into Mobile Bay during the Civil War.
  • Ike helps uncover mystery vessel on Ala. coast (likely the Monticello, a civil war battleship)

    09/19/2008 5:49:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 453+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/19/08 | AP
    FORT MORGAN, Ala. – When the waves from Hurricane Ike receded, they left behind a mystery — a ragged shipwreck that archeologists say could be a two-masted Civil War schooner that ran aground in 1862 or another ship from some 70 years later. The wreck, about six miles from Fort Morgan, had already been partially uncovered when Hurricane Camille cleared away sand in 1969. Researchers at the time identified it as the Monticello, a battleship that partially burned when it crashed trying to get past the U.S. Navy and into Mobile Bay during the Civil War.
  • 100-plus give a lesson in free speech (code pink Ejected, Great Event)

    07/05/2008 4:01:45 PM PDT · by Syncro · 55 replies · 232+ views
    The ^ | July 5, 2008 | John Henderson
    100-plus give a lesson in free speechBy John Henderson Published: July 5, 2008While thousands flocked to hear President Bush speak at Monticello on Friday morning, Dana Palmer stood by the side of Route 20 dressed like Lady Liberty to teach her kids a lesson in free speech. Palmer, her husband and their two children were among more than 100 people to protest Bush’s visit to Monticello with homemade signs, costumes, expressive T-shirts and their voices. Palmer wore bright green robes, a foam crown and had her face painted white to represent “the death of liberty,” while her husband, dressed...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (Independence Day): 7-4-08

    07/04/2008 6:11:56 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 70 replies · 665+ views
    On this 4th of July, President Bush attended the 46th Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia (Transcript) Those of you taking the oath of citizenship at this ceremony hail from 30 different nations. You represent many different ethnicities and races and religions. But you all have one thing in common -- and that is a shared love of freedom. This love of liberty is what binds our nation together, and this is the love that makes us all Americans. You may have heard about the uninvited guests at today's ceremony. More on that...
  • President Bush to speak at Monticello's July 4 event

    06/28/2008 6:14:55 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 209+ views
    Monticello ^ | 2008-06-27
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. – President George W. Bush will attend the July 4 event at Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, the White House has announced. Bush will be the featured speaker at Monticello’s 46th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony. He will become the fourth sitting president to participate in Independence Day activities at Monticello, joining Franklin D. Roosevelt (1936), Harry S. Truman (1947), and Gerald R. Ford (1976). “We are truly honored to have President Bush as our featured speaker on July 4, and regard it as a great compliment that he has chosen to spend part of the...
  • Historic Nickel with Forward-Facing Jefferson Heads into Circulation

    01/13/2006 1:55:07 PM PST · by RayBob · 23 replies · 1,224+ views
    United States Mint Press Office ^ | January 12, 2006 | US MINT PRESS OFFICE
    Historic Nickel with Forward-Facing Jefferson Heads into Circulation WASHINGTON – Pouring hundreds of shiny, new 2006 nickels from a silver goblet designed by President Thomas Jefferson, officials at the United States Mint launched into circulation today the Nation’s first circulating coin that features the image of a United States President facing forward. The Nation’s coinage has depicted profiles of presidents for nearly a century. This new image of President Thomas Jefferson is based on a Rembrandt Peale portrait of Jefferson, painted in 1800. The United States Mint expects to ship approximately a billion of the new five-cent coins (nickels) to...
  • The Philosophy of Making Beer

    02/05/2005 12:26:29 PM PST · by Willie Green · 16 replies · 981+ views ^ | April 12, 1995 | Ann Lucas -- Monticello Research
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. "I am lately become a brewer for family use, having had the benefit of instruction to one of my people by an English brewer of the first order." ~ Jefferson to Joseph Coppinger, April 25, 1815 In the spring of 1812, while tensions grew between the United States and Great Britain, Jefferson was enjoying his retirement from public life at Monticello. Construction was under way on the brick garden pavilion, and Jefferson embarked on the scientific pursuit of brewing beer—the kind of experiment that he relished. Using malt purchased from his...
  • Privy to secrets of Monticello/Operation of privies a mystery (T Jefferson Indoor Crapper Design)

    08/10/2003 7:39:25 AM PDT · by putupon · 13 replies · 431+ views
    <p>CHARLOTTESVILLE - It might not be the mystery of the century, but historical researchers at Monticello are puzzling over just how Thomas Jefferson's elaborate but primitive system of privies operated both inside the great house and out.</p> <p>Was the waste meant to be flushed away by water or hauled out by a wheeled device called an "earth car?" Were the privies locked for use only by the select? Were they used according to gender or station? What was used for toilet paper? Did they wash their hands after? What was the purpose of the long tunnels connected to the privies that Jefferson referred to as "sinks"? Why did he call the privies "air closets?"</p>
  • A Family Get-Together of Historic Proportions (Thomas Jefferson & Sally Hemings?)

    07/14/2003 10:33:43 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 50 replies · 1,423+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 14, 2003 | JAMES DAO
    When they were young, their parents told them they were related to a famous man, a slave owner who became president. They called it a family secret, since outsiders would never believe that black children could be descendants of a president. But some did talk about that distant ancestor, Thomas Jefferson, and were laughed at or called liars by friends and even teachers. No one is calling them liars anymore. Nearly five years after DNA testing provided compelling — some argue overwhelming — evidence that Jefferson fathered at least one child with a young slave named Sally Hemings, about 150...
  • Chat room spy irks descendants - woman says she wanted Hemings kin out of Jefferson reunion

    05/03/2003 7:49:53 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 28 replies · 564+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2003 | Associated Press Staff
    Chat room spy irks descendants Woman says she wanted Hemings kin out of Jefferson reunion05/03/2003 Associated Press ROANOKE, Va. – Relatives of reputed Thomas Jefferson mistress Sally Hemings say their Internet chat group was infiltrated by the head of the Jefferson family association, who pretended to be a 67-year-old black woman. But Nat Abeles says the real spy was his wife, who admitted to the subterfuge to help in her husband's efforts to keep the slave descendants out of the annual Jefferson reunion this weekend. "This started out as a prank," said Paulie Abeles of Washington D.C., who participated for...