Silly Canadians, America is for Americans

Just kidding, I love Canada.  Tim Horton’s Coffee, Maple Syrup, Hockey, Gravy on their Fries…what’s not to love!

This video is from Steven Crowder.  Best stuff out there outside of those geniuses at The Onion.

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Founding Fathers Series – Jacob Broom

Jacob Broom

Broom was born in 1752 at Wilmington, DE., the eldest son of a blacksmith who prospered in farming. The youth was educated at home and probably at the local Old Academy. Although he followed his father into farming and also studied surveying, he was to make his career primarily in mercantile pursuits, including shipping and the import trade, and in real estate. In 1773 he married Rachel Pierce, who bore eight children.

Broom was not a distinguished patriot. His only recorded service was the preparation of maps for George Washington before the Battle of Brandywine, PA. In 1776, at 24 years of age, Broom became assistant burgess of Wilmington. Over the next several decades, he held that office six times and that of chief burgess four times, as well as those of borough assessor, president of the city “street regulators,” and justice of the peace for New Castle County.

Broom sat in the state legislature in the years 1784-86 and 1788, during which time he was chosen as a delegate to the Annapolis Convention, but he did not attend. At the Constitutional Convention, he never missed a session and spoke on several occasions, but his role was only a minor one.

After the convention, Broom returned to Wilmington, where in 1795 he erected a home near the Brandywine River on the outskirts of the city. He was its first postmaster (1790-92) and continued to hold various local offices and to participate in a variety of economic endeavors. For many years, he chaired the board of directors of Wilmington’s Delaware Bank. He also operated a cotton mill, as well as a machine shop that produced and repaired mill machinery. He was involved, too, in an unsuccessful scheme to mine bog iron ore. A further interest was internal improvements: toll roads, canals, and bridges.

Broom also found time for philanthropic and religious activities. He served on the board of trustees of the College of Wilmington and as a lay leader at Old Swedes Church. He died at the age of 58 in 1810 while in Philadelphia on business and was buried there at Christ Church Burial Ground.

 

Copy taken directly from the National Archives Website:

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers_delaware.html

Air Force One Invades New York City

Yesterday the fine citizens, and tourists, in New York City were treated to a fly over by Air Force One flanked by fighter jets.  (OK, it was just a plane that is used as Air Force One when the President is on board. )  My first question would be, what kind of idiot would allow this kind of crazy stunt to happen.  To fly over the site of the World Trade Center?

The incompetent White House spokesman Robert Gibbs again stammers through a press conference when questioned about the incident.  How did this guy actually get a job at the White House?  He must have pictures of Senior White House officials with various farm animals.

When you don’t even tell the Mayor of New York City, there is a problem.

If this would have happened during the Bush Administration the press coverage would have been a different story.  You would have thought it was Watergate.  As it stands this will get minimal attention because the savior is in DC.  All hail King Obama!

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

How About a Side of Swine Flu With Your Meal?

pig_funnyIt seems that this weeks  epidemic that will kill us all is the Swine Flu.  After a while we just get numb to all the cry wolf mentality from the government and the news media.   Is the Swine Flu really a problem here in the United  States?

According to the CDC nearly 36,000 people die each year from influenza related complications.  As of today, 40 people have gotten sick from the Swine Flu in the U.S.  40 People!!!  All this for 40 people getting sick?

Bottom line is that the people that have died live in a third world country (Mexico) and do not have the immunity and medical care that we enjoy in this country.  I’m curious if those from Mexico are being stopped and tested.  It’s surely not happening at the border crossings as they continue to flood into our country.  The Great Illuminator has a great post on this subject.

I wonder what will be next.  I suppose anything to take attention away from the dismal performance in the first 100 days of the Obama administration. 

Now where’s my pork steak?

Of course, that is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant