Is it an “ism”? I think not. Amazing how relevant this cartoon from 1948 is 60 years later.
“On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned Samuel Nicholas to raise two Battalions of Marines. That very day, Nicholas set up shop in Tun Tavern. He appointed Robert Mullan, then the proprietor of the tavern, to the job of chief Marine Recruiter — serving, of course, from his place of business at Tun Tavern. Prospective recruits flocked to the tavern, lured by (1) cold beer and (2) the opportunity to serve in the new Corps of Marines. So, yes, the U.S. Marine Corps was indeed born in Tun Tavern. Needless to say, both the Marine Corps and the tavern thrived during this new relationship.”
Semper Fi, Marines. God bless each and every one of you, but there is one in particular I would like to thank for his service today: Major Nigel Fischer. Nigel and I served at Marine Corps Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 in Camp Pendleton back in the mid-1990′s. Semper Fi, brother and God bless you and yours.
Over at the Economic Collapse Blog, they posted an article about today being the 100th anniversary of 1910 Jekyll Island meeting that resulted in the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank. As someone who studies economics and economic policies, I encourage you to take the time to research the Federal Reserve and how it works. Be sure to study both sides of the argument for and against the Fed. The Federal Reserve, of course, sings its own praises. However, there are others who disagree.
The stuartbain.com domain was originally procured during my 2010 congressional campaign and subsequently used as a secondary site to host my virtual town hall meetings. Now that the election is over, I decided I am going to use the domain name as my personal website and blog.