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News Flash….Trump Won

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-07-2018

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The election was November 2016…..Hillary Clinton lost….The American people voted Trump in as President of the United States. Putin did not want Clinton either, but he did not vote for either  of them and neither did the Russian people. American’s elected Trump. Repeat…..Trump won.

Could you please let Mr. Trump be President? The Democrats are so worried about the next election that they must keep up the dirt slinging and not let the President get anything done for fear of losing even more ground. Ugly, that’s the best way to put the reaction of the liberals, the news folks, and Hollywood. You do know that Hollywood has people that have played presidents of countries in the movies, played great generals, etc.,  so they know all about how to run things, lead countries and promote the general welfare of the people. They always have money in the movies to get the job done and well know how to keep all the participants playing their parts. Only thing, they know nothing about real life as their own lives reflect how stupid some of them can be. They even do it on T.V., before a live audience and show us how stupid they really are. And all of the reporters of the television world know more than any of the leaders of our government. How do I know that? Well, I listen to them tell me all about how dumb we are. We listen to the same speeches they listen to and in recapping feed us all the behind the scenes crap that was not said in the speech, but should have been, so therefore, the speech in question was a bunch of fabrication…. And another thing,  securing our southern border is a good thing, either with tough security measures or a wall. Mexico has a wall on it’s southern border, so a wall is not new to them.

Would you please let the President be the President for the rest of his term.

“War Time Letters” July 2018 Issue of Rebel Yell, Southern Press, Gordo, Al

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-07-2018

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Timeless Letter From A Young Soldier, August 10, 1861

Dear Father,

I am well. Send me six dollars.


A Soldiers Plate, July 26, 1862

We get a substance called pressed vegetables. It looks like a plug of tobacco in shape and solidity, composed in part potatoes, onion, carrots, etc. I acknowledge eating two large tin plates full, and I can now speak the German language with fluency.

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A Love Letter, January 21, 1865

My quarters in camp are passable, but the quarters in my pocket are not. Last night I had a puddle for my pillow, and covered myself with a sheet of water. I long for more whisky barrels and less gun barrels; more biscuits and less bullets. How I wish you were here. The farther away I get from you the better I like you.

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Our thanks to Southern Press, 629 Kirk Road,  Gordo, Alabama 35466,  for allowing us to quote material from the July 2018 issue of Rebel Yell.

Open Border

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 03-07-2018

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With all the action over illegal immigration, separated parents and children, illegals taking American jobs and the ICE and Border Patrol coming under fire from American citizens because they enforce the law, makes one wonder if our own citizens want an open border. Well, at least some of them. I suppose our  homeless has their own thoughts about that. And I wonder if our veterans have some negative thoughts about that. And our welfare recipients might weigh in on this subject as well.  And those of us that are retired and depending on social security each month probably have reason for concern. Those that are going to be retiring soon should also have some worries about where their money for retirement is coming from. The spend, spend, spend attitude of some people has a stopping point. I think you best make up your mind what you want for your future if you are depending at all on any federal or state dollars.

Maybe the new President of Mexico can come up with some help for his citizens, promoting their welfare benefits in their home country. Reckon? Probably not enough to help much. But something has to give…And soon….