20201013: MAGA Protest Against Stupidity, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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Now that he’s recovered from the Wuhan Flu, President Trump is going to drive the rest of us ragged in the final push to save the world. Today, he lead the patriots of steel and coal country in Appalachia in a little place called Johnstown, Pennsylvania, known for floods, and being the backdrop of the sports classic “Slap Shot,” the only of the sports insider movies to be embraced by the people who play for being just the way life is in sports.

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We’ll start with wiki, of course:

Archaeological evidence shows that the area was inhabited for some 10,000 years.[11] Penn’s Woods saw much Native American activity as well as the Quemahoming area. Three distinct tribes (Shawnee, Delaware and Monogahela) migrated, hunted and fished in the area. Johnstown was called Conemaugh Old Town in the native Algonquin language. Old Town was linked to the outlying areas by the Stoney Creek, Quemahoming Creek and Conemaugh Rivers joining Johnstown to older settlements on the river including New Florence (Squirrel Hill), Quemahoming and Kickenapaulin’s (near Hooversville).

A settlement was established here in 1791 by Joseph Jahns, in whose honour it was named, and the place was soon laid out as a town.[12]

Johnstown was formally platted as Conemaugh Old Town in 1800 by the Swiss German immigrant Joseph Johns (born Josef Schantz). The settlement was initially known as “Schantzstadt”, but was soon anglicized to Johnstown. The community incorporated as Conemaugh borough January 12, 1831,[13] but renamed Johnstown on April 14, 1834.[14] From 1834 to 1854, the city was a port and key transfer point along the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal. Johnstown was at the head of the canal’s western branch, with canal boats having been transported over the mountains via the Allegheny Portage Railroad and refloated here, to continue the trip by water to Pittsburgh and the Ohio Valley. Perhaps the most famous passenger who traveled via the canal to visit Johnstown briefly was Charles Dickens in 1842. By 1854, canal transport became redundant with the completion of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which now spanned the state. With the coming of the railroads, the city’s growth improved. Johnstown became a stop on the main line of the Pennsylvania Railroad and was connected with the Baltimore & Ohio. The railroads provided large-scale development of the region’s mineral wealth.

Ironcoal, and steel quickly became central to the town of Johnstown. By 1860, the Cambria Iron Company of Johnstown was the leading steel producer in the United States, outproducing steel giants in Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Through the second half of the 19th century, Johnstown made much of the nation’s barbed wire. Johnstown prospered from skyrocketing demand in the western United States for barbed wire. Twenty years after its founding, the Cambria Works was a huge enterprise sprawling over 60 acres (24 ha) in Johnstown and employing 7,000. It owned 40,000 acres (160 km2) of valuable mineral lands in a region with a ready supply of iron, coal and limestone.

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Floods were almost a yearly event in the valley during the 1880s. On the afternoon of May 30, 1889, following a quiet Memorial Day ceremony and a parade, it began raining in the valley. The next day water filled the streets, and rumors began that a dam holding an artificial lake in the mountains to the northeast might give way. It did, and an estimated 20 million tons of water began spilling into the winding gorge that led to Johnstown some 14 miles (23 km) away. The destruction in Johnstown occurred in only about 10 minutes. What had been a thriving steel town with homes, churches, saloons, a library, a railroad station, electric street lights, a roller rink, and two opera houses was buried under mud and debris. Out of a population of approximately 30,000 at the time, at least 2,209 people are known to have perished in the disaster. An infamous site of a major fire during the flood was the old stone Pennsylvania Railroad bridge located where the Stonycreek and Little Conemaugh rivers join to form the Conemaugh River. The bridge still stands today.[15]

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The Johnstown flood of 1889 established the American Red Cross as the pre-eminent emergency relief organization in the United States. Founder Clara Barton, then 67, came to Johnstown with 50 doctors and nurses and set up tent hospitals as well as temporary “hotels” for the homeless, and stayed on for five months to coordinate relief efforts.[16]

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The mills were back in operation within a month. The Cambria Works grew, and Johnstown became more prosperous than ever. The disaster had not destroyed the community but strengthened it. Later generations would draw on lessons learned in 1889. After the successful merger of six surrounding boroughs,[citation needed] Johnstown became a city on April 7, 1890.[17]

More at wiki.

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

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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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🚀🚀🚀SF🚀🚀🚀
It’s a MAJOR thing.😉

Deplorable Patriot

We’ve spent the last four years reversing what Joe did in the previous eight.

Bringing our jobs, our factories, our troops back home where they belong.

GA/FL

It’s cold up there tonight – hope PDJT doesn’t catch another cold.

Deplorable Patriot

I doubt it’s as bad as the top coat indicates. No breath is showing. And some of the kids are in short sleeves.

GA/FL

You know cold better than I do, for sure!

Gail Combs

It is not bad this time of year. (Think of the kids trick or treating in costumes in 2 weeks.)

GA/FL

I was going by Scott Pressler’s comment and change of clothes to wool cap, jacket and gloves.

Deplorable Patriot

It depends on what you are used to, TBH. In the last week, I’ve worn at least three different combinations of jackets, vests, fleeces, etc., to keep warm. And this afternoon, we were in shirt sleeves.

GA/FL

We are predicted to have a sunny day this week with a high of 75! Might not happen.
We have cycles of rain-wind-cold as our winters. It’s rare to get below 32º for all day long, however.

Gail Combs

My girl friend was in long sleeves and a jacket. I was in a short sleeve sundress and we were zipping along in an ATV. Arizona vs Upstate NY🤣 She could not believe I wasn’t freezing.

piper567

GA/FL…he rocks an Overcoat as well as any man I’ve seen!

GA/FL

That is a huge crowd. You can hear it in the cheers!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I’m here in time!!!

Deplorable Patriot

He’s been talking for about half an hour.

Deplorable Patriot

Hey, boss, you been having issues copying posts and having them be either already posted or scheduled?

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

No, but there is a BUG in the copying software. There is a DELAYED autoprocessing AFTER the initial copying is done, so when it copies, you have to wait a minute for it to start and finish the process. But I’ve had not problems otherwise.

Deplorable Patriot

Okay. I had two today with issues. Will take another route with the categories and tags just to be sure we don’t lose content.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Are you seeing the
“fail to save” bug after you add categories and tags?

Deplorable Patriot

No. I do think with the rally thread, I chose “edit” rather than “copy,” BUT for tomorrow’s daily, I KNOW I chose “copy,” made changes and then walked away for a couple hours, came back and it had a scheduling time that didn’t publish because I hadn’t clicked on schedule.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Interesting. We’ll have to keep an eye on things. The “edit instead of copy” makes sense why that would cause problems.

Deplorable Patriot

Yeah. It was early and I wasn’t awake, so I assume that’s what happened, but this afternoon, no.

Deplorable Patriot

Tiffany Tiffany Tiffany
I’m telling you, it’s some sort of signal.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Oh, I missed that – YUP!

Today is Tiffany Trump’s Birthday! 🥳🎈🧁🎁

Deplorable Patriot

Ahh. He may not talk about her, but POTUS loves his little girl. You can see it in all the pics.

cthulhu

Fathers and daughters are a trope — and, like most, based on fact.
It’s why you see big, burly guys handling tiny pink plastic teacups with their pinkies extended.

gudthots

Movie: Despicable Me
did some good with that dynamic

Sylvia Avery

Oh, cracking down on the counterfeiters and fake name brand Chyna manufacturers!
(‘better buy your fake rolex now)

Chyna will own the United States if that Sleepy guy gets the position!

I will never abandon our nation and I will never abandon it’s values.

Buy American, Hire American

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

CHINA WILL OWN THE UNITED STATES.
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀SF🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀

Deplorable Patriot

Sylvia Avery

john kerry was totally incompetent
(can’t be said enough IMO)

3 Nobel Noms…does he not know about 4th?

MODESTY!!! 😀

Deplorable Patriot

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

SCHOOL CHOICE!!! BIG DEAL!!!

On election night they refused to call Pennsylvania. Remember they were crying 😂

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

R2K&BA!

R2KBA
PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH
Rebuilt Military, Best weapons in the world. We are the envy of Russia, Chyna, and everybody.

IN GOD WE TRUST

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

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Deplorable Patriot

Get out and vote like you’ve never voted before.

Deplorable Patriot

GA/FL

JUST A LITTLE REVIEW!
President Trump outlines AMERICA FIRST HEALTHCARE PLAN –
THREE PILLARS:
1. Greater Choice.
– More Plan and Doctor Choices.
2. Lower Cost.
– Price Transparency – Openly Post Prices
– True Competition
– Lower prices for drugs – equal price for Americans.
– Savings for Seniors.
3. Better Care.
– Protect pre-existing conditions
– Protect Medicare and Social Security
– Right to Try
VIDEO –

cthulhu

He probably can’t say it yet, but the biggest whammy will be: “health care is health care; insurance is insurance; and mutual risk is mutual risk.”
If you’re a taxpayer and call in a fire, you expect the fire department to roll in and put it out — and not send you a bill afterwards. That’s a mutual risk that the (local) government helps out with. Healthcare is when you get a rash and go in to have it examined and treated — It shouldn’t cost more than $100-$150, so there’s no sense paying someone $800/month so it’ll be “free” when it happens. Insurance is when you get hit by a truck and rack up $100K of totally unexpected costs and are covered because you’ve been paying some nominal amount every month, knowing there isn’t one chance in 10,000 you’ll actually be hit by a truck.
These three things are mooshed together in the current system in order to hide the exorbitant amount being extracted from citizens. We had the best healthcare system in the world pre-Obama. We now have a healthcare system one notch above British Health at four times the cost we used to pay.
It is, BTW, somewhat implied that he is heading that direction when he talks about transparency…..but the truth is that the giant “healthcare” conglomerates like Anthem, Blue Cross, UnitedHealth, and Cigna have all profited by charging people for multiple rounds of chemo and delivering ouchy-boo-boo stuff.
Of course, it also stands to reason that a LARGE number of medications for common conditions should be OTC — some with skull-and-crossbones labels that say, “although you can legally buy and use this medication, it can actually kill you if used unwisely. You are strongly advised to consult with your health care provider, or at least the pharmacist, before using — and any side-effects may not be covered by your insurance.”
OTOH, I’d pull acetaminophen (Tylenol) off the OTC list — that #$% is DANGEROUS, and I can’t imagine the chicanery involved to make it OTC. And antibiotics that have lead to resistance should be restricted — even for veterinary purposes — to actively monitored and managed uses.

This is cool.

GA/FL

IN GOD WE TRUST!!!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

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Sylvia Avery

awesome wolfie!

I SWEAR I did NOT post this twice!!! 😲

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

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Well that clearly didn’t work!!

LOL!

GA/FL

PENNSYLVANIA RALLY VIEWER NUMBERS!
(at highest point)
114,865 – RSBN
58,351 – Fox News
17,276 – Fox Business
14,289 – Trump Campaign Live
2,019 – PBS
TOTAL – 206,800 – not counting CSPAN and Networks.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

TRUMP IS GREATER THAN EVER!!!

kalbokalbs

President Trump has come back stronger than ever before.
Dancing to YMCA a bit each rally… Enjoying the crowds…exudes confidence.

Deplorable Patriot

The enthusiasm from the crowd is really inspiring. No sports, no problem. Just transfer the homecoming energy.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

My wife thinks POTUS looks GREAT after having COVID-19. She says he looks healthier and more energetic. I’m claiming they got him on a better diet, and that he’s “on a mission” now – reinvigorated! 😀

Sylvia Avery

I want what he’s got!

There’s a Fountain of Youth in that potion they gave him. I WANT SOME!!!😁

“REGENERON” – yeah, something is up with THAT NAME.

GA/FL

They don’t call it REGENERON™ for nothing!

singingsoul1

POTUS had some rest when he was sick and time to reflect and renew. Maybe he needed some time out and CCP visus made it possible. Sometimes things happen by design even an illness.

Sadie Slays

I’ve noticed the same. He straight up looks younger.

BlackKnightRides

My wife said exactly the same!

Gail Combs

Wolfie, The steroids probably really helped calm down his allergies. After a round of Prednisone that cleared up my asthma I really felt wonderful.
You might check with your doctor if you have allergies. Prednisone might clear up your residual lung problems.

piper567

I think just maybe he lost a few pounds in Hospital…probably didn’t eat much the first day or two…
He looks terrific!!

Deplorable Patriot
Sylvia Avery

Thanks DPat and patriots for another great rally!!!! Smuchas, guys!

Deplorable Patriot

My pleasure.

😘😘🤗🤗🥰😍🤩
Send our love to Marica!!! 💖💖💖

Deplorable Patriot

I really wish we could all be together for these. It’s so much more fun, so much more of a rich experience.

GA/FL

We need a Jubliee – like the Children of Israel had – where debts are forgiven. A Yom Kippur of sorts.

Deplorable Patriot

I’d rather a Pilgrimage…but then, by Tradition, the men would take their clothes off, and there are some things best kept under wraps.

GA/FL

Oh puh-leez no!!!

gil00

Hahaha….

GA/FL

NUMBERS ARE IN!!!

Ronna McDaniel@GOPChairwoman
With @realDonaldTrump back on the road, the voter data from his rallies keeps rolling in!
14,257 sign-ups
26.8% were NOT Republicans
19.9% were Democrats
22.5% did not vote in 2016
15.3% did not vote in the last 4 elections
Thank you, Pennsylvania!

GA/FL

I smell a LANDSLIDE!!!

Gail Combs

GA/FL if the GOP is now doing Ballot Harvesting to the extent the Demon-Rats are ALARMED…
🤣🤣🤣🤣

GA/FL
BlackKnightRides

Maybe Post-Election Prosecutions (which POTUS will damned-sure trigger) prevent Demo☭rats from “rallying the base to protect their leadership” … since using this as a pre-election Demo☭rat argument would be an admission of guilt.