Is anyone listening?

In my last post, my parting line was: “…if you don’t know your congressional representative, this might be a good time to learn their name.” Now, I happen to know the name of the congressional representative for our region. Our Senate representative is Pat Toomey. I have been rather vocal about this whole tariff situation …

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And the hits just keep coming

On January 24, 2020 another executive order was issued. Deep sigh… Um, you need to know about this one. Here’s the title: “Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Derivative Aluminum Articles and Derivative Steel Articles into the United States.” Remember that word – “derivatives.” Let’s look back a bit to a previous proclamation: “In Proclamation 9704 …

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Moxie Noun, Slang Vigor, verve, pep Courage and aggressiveness; nerve Skill; know-how Origin: 1925-30, Americanism; after Moxie, a trademark (name of a soft drink)   I have to be honest with you, when I saw the origin of the word moxie, I was not expecting that it was related to a soft drink. But when …

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Are you ready?

My grandpa immigrated to the United States in 1921 and settled in Belmont, Ohio. From what I know about him, he worked in the coal mines all his life. Beyond that, I don’t know much more about him. I was in the 5th grade when he died in 1966. What I do remember was that …

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