20200908: MAGA Rally, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 7 pm EDT

Too bad this rally isn’t tomorrow. From, Wiki:

Winston-Salem is called the “Twin City” for its dual heritage. “Camel City” is a reference to the city’s historic involvement in the tobacco industry related to locally based R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company’s Camel cigarettes. Many locals refer to the city as “Winston” in informal speech. Winston-Salem is also home to many colleges and institutions, most notably Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University.

Camels a day early, let’s see….

The last time I saw somebody with a pack of these, I was in Italy.

Just like so many places in the historic south, the housing was built high to avoid the fumes from the horse droppings.

The origin of the town of Salem dates to January 1753, when Bishop August Gottlieb Spangenberg, on behalf of the Moravian Church, selected a settlement site in the three forks of Muddy Creek. He called this area “die Wachau” (Latin form: Wachovia) named after the ancestral estate of Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf. The land, just short of 99,000 acres (400 km2), was subsequently purchased from John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville.

On November 17, 1753, the first settlers arrived at what would later become the town of Bethabara. This town, despite its rapid growth, was not designed to be the primary settlement on the tract. Some residents expanded to a nearby settlement called Bethania in 1759. Finally, lots were drawn to select among suitable sites for the location of a new town.

The town established on the chosen site was given the name of Salem (from “Shalom” meaning “Peace”, after the Canaanite city mentioned in the Book of Genesis) chosen for it by the Moravians’ late patron, Count Zinzendorf. On January 6, 1766, the first tree was felled for the building of Salem. Salem was a typical Moravian settlement congregation with the public buildings of the congregation grouped around a central square, today Salem Square. These included the church, a Brethren’s House and a Sisters’ House for the unmarried members of the Congregation, which owned all the property in town. For many years only members of the Moravian Church were permitted to live in the settlement. This practice had ended by the American Civil War. Many of the original buildings in the settlement have been restored or rebuilt and are now part of Old Salem Museums & Gardens.[8]

Salem was incorporated as a town in December 1856.[9] Salem Square and “God’s Acre”, the Moravian Graveyard, since 1772 are the site each Easter morning of the world-famous Moravian sunrise service. This service, sponsored by all the Moravian church parishes in the city, attracts thousands of worshipers each year.[10]

In 1849, the Salem congregation sold land north of Salem to the newly formed Forsyth County for a county seat. The new town was called “the county town” or Salem until 1851 when it was renamed Winston for a local hero of the Revolutionary War, Joseph Winston.[11] For its first two decades, Winston was a sleepy county town. In 1868, work began by Salem and Winston business leaders to connect the town to the North Carolina Railroad.[12] That same year, Thomas Jethro Brown of Davie County rented a former livery stable and established the first tobacco warehouse in Winston. That same year, Pleasant Henderson Hanes, also of Davie, built his first tobacco factory a few feet from Brown’s warehouse. In 1875, Richard Joshua Reynolds, of Patrick County, Virginia, built his first tobacco factory a few hundred feet from Hanes’s factory. By the 1880s, there were almost 40 tobacco factories in the town of Winston. Hanes and Reynolds would compete fiercely for the next 25 years, each absorbing a number of the smaller manufacturers, until Hanes sold out to Reynolds in 1900 to begin a second career in textiles.

So, Winston-Salem actually started life as two different cities and was combined by the post office, actually, in 1880

In the 1880s, the US Post Office began referring to the two towns as Winston-Salem. In 1899, after nearly a decade of contention, the United States Post Office Department established the Winston-Salem post office in Winston, with the former Salem office serving as a branch. After a referendum the towns were officially incorporated as “Winston-Salem” in 1913.

The Reynolds family, namesake of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, played a large role in the history and public life of Winston-Salem. By the 1940s, 60% of Winston-Salem workers worked either for Reynolds or in the Hanes textile factories.[13] The Reynolds company imported so much French cigarette paper and Turkish tobacco for Camel cigarettes that Winston-Salem was designated by the United States federal government as an official port of entry for the United States, despite the city being 200 miles (320 km) inland.[13] Winston-Salem was the eighth-largest port of entry in the United States by 1916.[13]

In 1917, the Reynolds company bought 84 acres (340,000 m2) of property in Winston-Salem and built 180 houses that it sold at cost to workers, to form a development called “Reynoldstown.”[13] By the time R.J. Reynolds died in 1918, his company owned 121 buildings in Winston-Salem.[13]

I’ll add live links to this post during the late afternoon as they become available.


In the meantime, please post tweets and videos below of what’s going on in Pennsylvania, and any travel stories you may have of the place.

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Pelosi and her hair dryer
I got setup
How you gonna deal w/Putin, KJU, and Xi if you can’t handle salon owner?


Gave me goose bumps!

If you come back in 2000, 3000 years, 2 things will never be obsolete. the Wall and the Wheel

Veteran’s Satisfaction w/VA – 91%, HIGHEST IN HISTORY!




I know President Trump has TelePrompTers but, his mind is quicksilver – detail after detail in rapid succession.
Never ceases to amaze me what a genius mind this man has – we are so blessed to have him as our President!!!
I thank God every day for bringing this man forward to lead America in our lifetime – and The Best is Yet to Come!!!

He IS a VSG!!!
Sleepy has ZERO chance.

Where’s Biden-Bin-Hiden? 47 Years of serving himself and his family – or so I have heard – did nothing for America.
Biden-Bin-Hiden – no surprise there – wouldn’t you hide if you had nothing of importance to offer – no reason to give to vote for him – no accomplishments.


Some of the best lines are when President Trump goes off script. Me thinks virtually every rally, speech he inserts zingers that are not in the script.
Yes, truly, The Best Is Yet To Come.


Most definitely, Kal – * Master of the Zinger *

Emabassy moved to Jerusalem
Israel and UAE peace, other countries want to come in….Beautiful picture

Now we have the Chyna Plague….
I wonder if they did it on purpose? Whaddayah think?

And it was obvious what the crowd thought!!!!!

What BIden/Harris are saying about the vaccine.
Now they know we have it. And they’re trying to disparage it. That’s really bad.

Reverse Psychology!!! Brilliant Strategy!!!

That’s the 3rd time he’s bashed the Governor.
North Carolina has to open up, they’re hurting our people!!

Hit ’em again – Harder…Harder – Our HS Football Cheer!!!


Wondering here. Saw a brief article President trump has said he’s prepared to put up his own money in the reelection. Part of the issue is the huge dollars Parscale spent on Super Bowl ads.
Have we heard how much money President Trump hauled in, in August?
In any case, I had bumped up my monthly donation in August. Will bump some more this month and October.

More than SB ads methinks. Heard earlier he questionably spent $800K😳😳😳

Oh yea. Key word in the article was “lavish spending”.

Sleepy really isn’t raising that much money, it’s being laundered through BLM…all those millions that American Companies are donating, *SPIT*

Oh yea. It is, or should be criminal the way it is laundered through Antifa and BLM sites.

SLeepy wants jihadis, sanctuary cities,

Over next 4yrs, we will make AMerica Manufacturing Super Power of the World….end our reliance on Chyna once and for all.

Sylvia Avery

(I like the sounds of surging federal prosecutors into high crime areas and ending Sanctuary Cities.)


I missed that, BFLY – about what was he talking? Please – Thanks!!!

He was telling them what he’s gonna do next, then jokingly yelled that

Oh, ok – he really hit that NC Governor hard!!!

Gail Combs

He KNOWS that SOB STOLE the election thru FRAUD!


Oh, yes – now I remember – many people were angry about that – then, again – Cuomo stole NY, too – how many others did the same thing, Gail?
Wasn’t 2018 the year we recorded how they cheated and where they cheated?
If so, I think they will be surprised at what PT and his Team do to stop them in 2020!!!

US will land 1st woman on moon and 1st astronaut on Mars.

Sylvia Avery

We will restore patriotic education to our schools.
The first thing they want to do is take your history away.


Patriotic Education – Oh – you know what I am talking about – this is a sophisticated group!!!



We will restore Patriotic education to our schools…..Crowd roars…..Oh, you know what I’m talking about?.
They want to take your history. Your guts – statues, heroes, Generals. They’re never taking away our past.
Teach our children….love, honor our country….Always respect our Flag.


Oh, that gave me GOOSEBUMPLES!!!


I didn’t have the opportunity to watch tonight…if anyone captured that particular chant I would dearly love to see it. Thanks!


Thanks…loved the surprised grin on his face! He needs to know the love out there…might sooth the slings and arrows a bit.


I sent him the tweet. Pinned it to my profile. Also attached it to Sleepy’s last snarky tweet (which was from his staff, not him, cuz he’s been asleep in the basement for 6hrs). Have it at the ready to respond to every hater any time I need it! I’m just so thrilled and happy for POTUS!!! YES, WE LOVE HIM!!!❤❤❤❤❤

Sylvia Avery

(I’ve never seen anything like that before, how awesome was THAT?????)


What was his response, Syl – the look on his face – do you remember? That must have been so humbling for him!!!

Sylvia Avery

He got a BIG smile on his face!
Humbling, yes, and I’m sure heartening, too.


Oh, that is great! So glad they did that – he needs to know how much we appreciate him!!! Tears in my eyes – so well-deserved!!!

Sylvia Avery

I know duchess……….right there with you. I’m so glad they did that!!!!


Now – he knows how people REALLY feel!!!

A first, Kinda took him by surprise…..THAT WAS SO COOL!!!!

Yes, it was. I’ve NEVER seen that before for any candidate. Ever. He deserves it. I’m glad he got to hear it.




Thank You, Jesus!!! Dora and Holley must be ecstatic!!!

Rut Roh, It was 2 months ago.

Just noticed that second tweet – Thanks, BFLY!!! So sad to hear Police Chief in Rochester stepped down – along with two of his deputies, I think – Shame on that Mayor!!!
These Governors and Mayors need to be locked up for ‘Crimes Against Humanity’!!!


The SILENT MAJORITY has come out in support of Law Enforcement – am sure PT is pleased!!!

Sylvia Avery

Long Island……………how about that?

We are going to keep on WINNING WINNING WINNINGcomment image


Was happy to hear, Winning. Winning. Winning again.
Have missed what used to be standard nearing the end of every rally.
“Never give in. Never give up. Never quit.
Win. Win. Win!”


Together, we will make America wealthy again,
We will make America strong again
We will make America proud again
We will make America safe again
And we will make America great again,
Greater than ever before!”

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I miss Michael, he likes bacon 😪🥓🥓🥓 😋😋

Sylvia Avery

Thanks DPat for putting up the thread and for everyone who participates. Its a lot of fun to watch with all you guys!

So glad when you join us!!! MOAR FUN!!! 🤗🤗🤗😘😚😍🥰💖💖



Once we folks out in the country learned how to listen to Donald Trump, in 2016, we liked what we heard. We heard what we always wished to hear from conservatives and Republicans. We hoped DJT would build the wall and bring our factories back from China. Most of us voted for him and he won.
NOW WE KNOW – Donald Trump is a hero and champion to America and a greatest President, a hundred times over. Of course we’ll vote overwhelmingly for Trump. Illinois, California and New York are in play.
Hey man, I love you too.