Monday, August 22, 2011

Mr. Green Can NOT Control the Grasshoppers

Scourge of the plains lives another day...

[RMN, June 12, 1865, p. 2.]

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Uncle Sam is Rich Enough to Give Us All A Damn Farm

With people talking so much about 'traditional American values' and associated what-not it's fun to remember this old-fashioned value: Free Land!! I wonder if any of the current crop of govt.-haters can trace the origins of their family fortunes to a 160-acre homestead acquired virtually for free from said govt. in the 1800s. That's one heck of a way to pull yourself up by the bootstraps. Additional acreage could be taken for timber claims. Successful homesteaders quickly added vast land holdings to their original parcels. Yee-haw!

[RMN, June 13, 1865]

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mr. Green Can Control the Grasshoppers

Good God. Who knows what stew of victorian poisons Mr. Green is slinging out there.

[RMN, June 9, 1865, p. 3.]

Where is Shoup?

[RMN, June 3, 1865, p. 3.]