Friday, August 18, 2017

18 Aug 17 - 1004 EDT - blog - A young woman named after a Mountain Laurel. Ain't that something.

Note: If you are opposed to one of my videos or blogs because of a good reason, please 

email me at: and when I read your email I'll either delete it or change

it to your satisfaction.

Thank you.



"There is a lot of things in the past or now going on in Charlottesville, Virginia."

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 4,560,000 results (1.75 seconds). 

No results found for "There is a lot of things in the past or now going on in Charlottesville, 



**YESTERDAY. After publishing my daily blog, I drove to Orrville to Rite Aid to pick up 

some prescription medications with my webcam running. My prescription medication was 

for Metoprolol 25 mg tablet, a blood pressure medication that I call Marco Polo. I also have 

another blood pressure medication, Lisinopril, a 5 mg tablet that I call Listen to April. I'm 

losing weight and maybe with another 15 pound loss, I can stop taking at least 1 of my 

blood pressure medications. Taking any prescriptions is unnatural and if I would have 

lived, say over 150 years ago, I would have taken no prescription medications and would 

have lived at least to my ripe old age (almost 75) of today or longer. Maybe just a drink of 

tonic and/or snake oil from a traveling salesman on a spring wagon just passing through 

town, along with nutritious foods and not processed like today. 

After driving back to the house I went outdoors to finally plant the approximate 15 

discounted plants I purchased at Lowes over 5 days ago. I dug up some wire weeds along 

with the attached dirt and placed them on the fire pit to dry and later to burn which will 

result in having some really good soil leftover. I hung 2 new bird feeders, filled both 

with wild bird seed as well as the 2 others, all in or near the back flower gardens. I 

watered all of the flower beds in the back especially the plants I had just planted. I then 

called it a day and went indoors to shower, dress, prepare and eat my salad while watching 

'Blue Bloods' on TV, then my simple prayer, God Bless Everyone, Amen and went to bed. 

**TODAY. Besides publishing my daily blog I working on right now (6:48 AM 8/18/2017 

EDT), I need to publish around 3 videos on YouTube and the 3 videos I produced yesterday

through my encoder, Handbrake, and when Handbrake reads Queue Finished, I'll upload 

the encoded file to YouTube. 

The weather forecast calls for high and low temperatures of 81° and 59° with partly cloudy

skies and no rain until tomorrow. My Acurite Weather Gauge displays a present 

temperature of 72°, a barometric pressure of 29.71 and a 3/4 moon tonight. 

I hope to get some time to spread the approximate 12 bags of pearl black mulch, water the

front flower beds which I didn't do yesterday because of rain in the forecast, spray weed 

killer and maybe begin to plant the flower bulbs I've ignored for so long.

9:22 AM 8/18/2017 EDT. I've just watered the front flower beds and the brown places in 

the lawn where I have sown grass seed. 

I also need to drive to Ace Hardware to purchase a few more tubes of white caulking and a

caulking gun. There are some rotted places on the ledges beneath the windows on the 

back porch that I need to dig out and then caulk with the caulking gun. 

I don't know at this time what else I may need to do today.



"And now about my niece, Mountain Laural....

Mountain Laural is cheap like Mother and I and normally chooses Amtrak or Greyhound 

over expensive airline tickets. I remember Mother and I, me driving, picking her up at 

Martinsburg, West Virginia, I believe, at an Amtrak station. We also picked her up at the 

Greyhound terminal in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mountain Laural was always gratefull, but 

if she didn't say thanks, I would have told her to hitchike or walk.

Mother and I enjoyed these trips because with common sense she had decided to quit 

driving at about 90 years old even though her driver's license was up to date. 

After going online just now I learned:

"Virginia saw more major Civil War battles than any other state" and if you'd want to read 

more details go to and:

"After four years of conflict, the last major Confederate armies surrendered to the United 

States in April of 1865.  The war bankrupted the South, left its roads, farms, and factories 

in ruins, and all but wiped out an entire generation of men.  More than 620,000 men died 

in the Civil War, more than any other war in American history.  The southern states were 

occupied by Union soldiers, rebuilt, and gradually re-admitted to the United States over 

the course of twenty difficult years known as the Reconstruction Era."




 The Hill - 1 hour ago.

"Paul Ryan on Twitter: ""We must be clear. White supremacy is repulsive. This bigotry is 

counter to all this country ...""

Most Referenced Twitter 35m ago.

"Charlottesville car-ram suspect James Alex Fields denied bail. 14 August 2017."
"The events in Charlottesville were the culmination of months of protests by white 


A 20-year-old man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of protesters at a white 

nationalist rally in Virginia has appeared in court via video from jail.

James Alex Fields was denied bail as he was arraigned for second-degree murder, three 

counts of malicious wounding and one count of hit and run.

Heather Heyer, 32, died and 19 were injured when a car hit demonstrators in 

Charlottesville on Saturday.

Mr Fields is said to have harboured Nazi sympathies.

President Donald Trump has been criticised for not specifically denouncing the far-right 

elements in the weekend's march.

Jason Kessler was booed and chased away from his press conference, as the BBC's Joel 

Gunter reports, but the White House has defended his remarks as explicitly condemning 

the white supremacy groups involved.

Ken Frazier, CEO of drugs giant Merck, announced on Monday he would resign from the 

president's American Manufacturing Council over Mr Trump's response to Charlottesville.

"Charlottesville victim was 'a strong woman.'"

A reckoning in Charlottesville.

"Who is the car-ramming attack suspect?

Mr Frazier, who is African American, tweeted he had "a responsibility to take a stand 

against intolerance and extremism.""

Ryan M Kelly was covering the protest when the car ploughed into the crowd.

Joel Gunter, BBC News, Charlottesville.

"James Alex Fields looked nervous and listless on the small monitor in the corner of the 

courtroom. Mostly he kept his head down, his eyes darting occasionally up towards the 


He was wearing a striped jumpsuit and had the neat, buzzcut hairstyle favoured by many 

white supremacists and neo-nazis who have united under the banner of the so-called "alt-


Judge Robert Downer read his charges - one count of murder, one count of hit and run, 

three counts of malicious wounding.

Alex Fields spoke briefly to say he was employed by Securitas and Omni Ohio, could not 

afford a lawyer, and had no ties to Charlottesville. Judge Robert Downer denied him bail, 

and revealed he could not be appointed a public defender because someone in the public 

defender's office was directly affected by the crime.

His appointed lawyer, Charles Webster, named in court by the judge, had yet to be 

contacted to inform him of his latest client.

In 10 minutes it was over. Outside the court, known white nationalist Matthew Heimbach 

was shouting that the death of Heather Heyer was the fault of the police.

"Nazis go home," the crowd chanted back at him. "I think I like it in Charlottesville," he 

said. "I think I'll stay."

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said the deadly violence met "the definition of 

domestic terrorism", adding that the Justice Department was opening a civil rights 

investigation into the event.

"You can be sure we will charge and advance the investigation towards the most serious 

charges that can be brought because this is unequivocally an unacceptable evil attack," 

he said on ABC News' Good Morning America.

GoDaddy expels US neo-Nazi website.

He told the television programme that FBI agents from the terrorism and civil rights 

divisions were also investigating the matter.

How did the violence unfold?

Hundreds of white nationalists convened in Charlottesville on Saturday to protest against 

the removal of a statue of a general who had fought for the pro-slavery Confederacy 

during the US Civil War.

These groups, which include the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis and other white supremacy 

organisations, have coalesced under a banner of the so-called "alt-right" movement.

They were challenged by anti-fascist and counter-protesters and the rally erupted into 

violent clashes.

During the melee, Ms Heyer was struck by a car that rammed into a crowd of dispersing 


Marissa Blair, friend of Heather Heyer: "It was an act of terror"

Protests and vigils in support of Charlottesville were held in many US cities on Sunday. In 

Seattle, police used pepper spray to stop protesters approaching a pro-Trump rally.

Are right-wing groups on the rise?

Hours after the violence erupted, Mr Trump said he condemned "in the strongest possible 

terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides".

"The hate and the division must stop right now," he told reporters in New Jersey, where he 

is on a working holiday. "We have to come together as Americans with love for our 


But his comments did not explicitly condemn the white extremist groups involved in the 

rally, an omission that was strongly criticised by Republicans and Democrats alike.

The US president ignored questions over whether his response went far enough

Many, including senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, echoed the sentiment of Colorado 

Senator Cory Gardner, who tweeted: "Mr President - we must call evil by its name. These 

were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism.""

The president's national security adviser, HR McMaster, went further by commenting: 

"Anytime that you commit an attack against people to incite fear, it meets the definition of 


The mayor of Charlottesville, Democrat Mike Signer, drew a link between the events and 

the rhetoric of Mr Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, saying that "these anti-Semites, 

racists, Aryans, neo-Nazis, KKK" had come out of the shadows after having "been given a 

key and a reason to come into the light.""

In response to the criticism, the White House issued a statement on Sunday clarifying that 

Mr Trump's condemnation had included white supremacists.

"The president said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of 

violence, bigotry and hatred. Of course that includes white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi 

and all extremist groups," a spokesperson said.

Mr Sessions also came to the president's defence on Monday, saying he "explicitly 

condemned the kind of ideology behind these movements of Nazism, white supremacy, 

the KKK.""

That is his unequivocal position," Mr Sessions said, "He totally opposes those kind of 


Alabama moves to protect Confederate monuments.

May 26, 2017 - Just In... "Kevin Durant says he won't go to Trump White House ... The bill 

will block local governments from removing monuments that ... There are at least nine 

confederate monuments around Alabama that would be protected under the law, ..."

I believe that President Trump, like me, is thinking: are we a nation of Hitlers' and/or 

Lenin's', burning their past histories and taking down their monuments of their past to 

rewrite their histories including themselves as the lone leader? Are we going to change 

our school textbooks and other writings in order to completely forget those 290,000+ dead 

Americans who fought for the south in what they believed in, just like the American 

soldiers fighting for the north in what they believed in?

Think about it.

Copyright ©2017 All Rights Reserved

No comments:

Post a Comment

I like friendly people of all races and cultures.