Thursday 24th August 2017

Tag Archives: New Harmony Indiana


Maybe you have issues with the Democratic Party. I certainly do. But, right now, unless you want folks like Jim Tomes and Donald Trump to rule the world, it is time to support Democrats. We are headed toward a Fascist dictatorship in America, if Trump is not stopped. Human rights and Constitutional protections are taking a beating. It is no longer a distant threat. It is happening, right now,  as I type. And, it is far beyond being a joke. The Republicans under Trump are attacking democracy, civility, science, history, free speech, peace, voting rights, civil rights and everything else that makes America the wonderful nation it is. 

It is time to push back, or we lose it all. 

A big part of the problem is that good decent patriotic Americans (LIKE YOU) are often too polite or too timid to speak up and get involved. I exhort every good liberty loving American to find their courage, before it is too late. It is NOT necessary to arm yourself with a pitch fork and storm the bastille.  Just get involved. Show those around you, that you care.

The easiest, fastest and most effective way to stop Trump and the fascists is to support the Democratic Party. They are not perfect, but it is either them or the fascists. I choose the Democrats, without reserve, I hope you do too.

If you want to get on the Email list for the Posey County Democratic Party, send your name and Email address to <>,  and I will get the Posey County Democratic Chairperson to add your name to the monthly Donkey Bits Posey County Democratic Party email list. Or contact the County Chair Ed Adams directly at Email Address:  Phone Number: (812) 838-0035 or cell Cell Number: (812) 457-1183. Ed is a good man, a patriotic American and a good strong Democrat. He would love to hear from you.

Let's get together and try to save the country from Trump, starting at the bottom up, right here in good old Posey County. More later.


Smedley Darlington Butler

"There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket." ….

That is a quote from Marine Corps Maj Gen Smedley Darlington Butler. Gen Butler was a TWO time recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, and also before officers were eligible for the CMH, he received the Marine Corps Brevet Medal, which was the commissioned officer's equal of the CMH at the time. All of these awards were for separate acts of heroism, above and beyond the call of duty. At his death General Butler was the most highly decorated American combat soldier in US history. In 1935 General Butler gave a famous speech at the National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. For reasons you might guess, our government and our public schools are silent on Gen Butler's part in our histopry.

Here is a verbatim re-enactment of General Butler's SPEECH TO THE NATIONAL VFW.

Posted from New Harmony Indiana by an old soldier named Ron Nesler

Lies about US civil war

Trump is peddling a lot of goofy lies. One of the biggest, boldest and most outrageous of these Trumpian lies is that the US Civil War was not about slavery. An astounding lie! Some people, who tell this lie are trying to intentionally muddy the water. But, most people who say this are simply poorly educated, and parroting what Rush Limbaugh and various GOP politicians tell them. Here is a link to the Mississippi state proclamation of secession made in 1861. MISSISSIPPI PROCLAMATION OF SECESSION  This document makes crystal clear, that the US Civil war was about slavery and nothing else. Not states rights, not honor, not defense of Southern culture, not tariffs, not anything except slavery. 

Posted from New Harmony, Indiana by Ron Nesler

News & Op/Ed Links You Might Have Missed



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Maureen Dowd: TRUMP, NEO  NAZIS and the KLAN 

Good Cop & Good Cop in Carmi, Illinois

Suzanne and I were driving through Carmi yesterday on our way to Little Giant grocery, where we regularly shop. Just west of down town, we saw a young, dark skinned Hispanic family, a couple with two young children around 8-10 years old, with their vehicle parked in a church parking lot. They had a sign saying "STRANDED HERE NEED HELP." After we passed them, Sue and I were both moved to go back and offer some help. When we approached the stranded family from the other direction, there was a Carmi City Police car pulled up beside their vehicle in the parking lot. Our first thought was broke, broke down, helpless, hungry and far from friends, and now also hassled by the gendarmes.

But, they weren't being hassled. When we stopped beside both vehicles and asked the police officer, if he was detaining or hassling the family, he told us not at all. He said he had stopped, heard their story and given them $40 to help them on their way. That is how the police are in my dream world. We said hello to the father of the family, who hardly spoke English, then added $50 to the $40 the police officer had given them. Then, we drove away happy, that the good cop had shown us, that we live in a better world, than we sometimes think, we do. If you go to Carmi, smile and wave at a City Police Officer.



Ron's tip of the day. The Little Giant Grocery store in Carmi deals in over stocked groceries, meats and produce from big box retail grocery stores. They also support local food banks and soup kitchens. They buy blind semi loads of close outs and overstocks, and sell many items for pennies on the dollar. Yesterday, they had organic, free range, chemical free frozen chicken legs for 69 cents per pound. Frequently they have all natural free range beef or pork at ridicuously low prices. Yesterday, they also had big beautiful fresh ripe pineapples at 99 cents each. We go once a week to shop there, and it is a real adventure, because you never know, what this weeks trucks have brought in. Some weeks are better than others, but it is always fun and profitable, and you can thumb your nose at WalMart, which is right across the street.