Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Matty Ross

Yell County Arkansas has two county seats.
Danville and Dardanelle.
In the Novel/movie "True Grit" Matty Ross said repeatedly that she was from Dardanelle in Yell county.

Patrick R. Cleburne, an Irishman who had served in the British Army, organized the Yell Rifles for the Confederacy. He rose to be a Major General and was arguably the best leader in the Western Theater. Cleburne wrote a letter suggesting that the South recruit thousands of black soldiers giving them their freedom in return. He was never promoted after that.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mighty Mo

Oh, I'll never leave Montana brother.
Paul Maclean
A River Runs Through It

Gus McCray

Woodrow is determined to be the first man to graze cattle in Montana even if it kills all of us.
Capt. Augustus McCray

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Homer describes a great warrior:

Aias (Ajax), bulwark of the Achaeans (Greeks), spring(s) forward with a grim smile on his face as he brandished his long spear and strode onward. The Argives were elated as they beheld him, but the Trojans trembled in every limb, and the heart even of Hector beat quickly, but he could not now retreat and withdraw into the ranks behind him, for he had been the challenger. Aias came up bearing his shield in front of him like a wall - a shield of bronze with seven folds of ox-hide - the work of Tychius - - - - over these he had set an eighth layer of bronze.

Is There Another Reagan Out There

I ran across Reaganfoundation.org today.
For a quick learning experience on your government - click on Reagan on the right side of the bar. Click on quotes
click on More and you will get audio and video

put in key words such as Growth, Freedom, etc