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The Pioneers

Author David McCullough hails from my hometown of Pittsburgh so I feel a connection to him.  Okay, not really, but I’ve enjoyed many of his books.  If you love historic settings and details, you have to have read some of his books.  The Pioneers is subtitled “The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West.”  In this case “West” is Ohio.  The book heralds the settlement of communities in and around what is now Marietta, Ohio. Being from Pittsburgh, I truly enjoyed the references to the Ohio River and Pittsburgh itself.

Ohio Bridges Fallin Down

It will be interesting to see how fast Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and other politicians will throw the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement under the bus now that five OWS members were caught trying a little anarchy of their own by blowing up a major bridge in Ohio.  Fortunately these jokers’ plan was about as conherent as OWS’s message and they bought their fake explosives from the FBI.  My local paper pinned the story directly to the OWS movement, but it will be interesting to see how the Associated Press tries to spinn this.  Perhaps they were misguided or perhaps not satisfied with the peaceful means that is the cornerstone of the OWS movement (FYI that was meant to be dripping with sarcasm). 

The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Sixties

Since I was born in the early sixties, much of my knowledge of that decade came from media sources.  Over the past few years as I have awakened to how the media/liberal complex works I have torn down the walls of deceit to gain a more complete perspective of that decade.  Even with that knowledge, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Sixties  provided many surprises and back up for what I already knew to be true.  Author Jonathan Leaf provides a detailed accounting of what really happened and that contrary to media/Hollywood myth the sixties were not all that radical;