Category Archives: States

More Train Stories

My career on the railroad started 20 years after the last SP/ATSF/UP steam-powered train left town. I watched the workforce dry up from more than 200,000 employees down to 20,000 nation wide. I watched double track get torn up and … Continue reading

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SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN 29 YEARS OLD TODAY . . . THE CELTIC LASSIE: 1988 – 2015

by Chuck Stanley Not scared of trolls at all. Trolls know better than to hassle Celtic women. A Celtic Woman will open the gates of hell, escort your ass right on in, and do it with a smile on her … Continue reading

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the Viceroy of Wyoming, Erik Prince

By ann summers With encouragement from Bannon, Erik Prince, Blackwater’s founder, is considering a Senate challenge in Wyoming https://t.co/1Exm2oSwAQ — The New York Times (@nytimes) October 8, 2017 Because we need the leader of a mercenary army to run our energy states. After … Continue reading

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Wildfires Burning Over One Million Acres in US Right Now

View from Lookout Mountain, CO. Not clouds. Not Smog. Smoke from wildfires 800 miles away. Smoke from wildfires in the western United States. About 1.4 million acres of fires at the present time and over 7.5 million acres burned so … Continue reading

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It needed to be said. CNN reporter confronted with the truth.

by Chuck Stanley This woman speaks directly to a CNN reporter today, and tells the unvarnished truth. This has needed saying for years.  I recall reading that early in her broadcasting career, Oprah Winfrey was fired from a local TV … Continue reading

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What Do People Mean When They Say I Want My Country Back?

Author’s Note: In light of the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, I’ve chosen to republish my essay dated March 29, 2015, originally entitled “What Do Conservatives Mean When They Say “I Want My Country Back?” Minor revisions have been made … Continue reading

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TCS: Simple Pleasures in a Time of National Despair

Good Morning! ________________________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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