Saturday, November 22, 2014

A. G. POWELL Bicycle Patent No. 452,649. Patented May 19,1891.

The Wheel and Cycling Trade Review 21 Nov. 1890

A book called THE INDUSTRIES OF PENNSYLVANIA, published circa 1882, on p.126, contains the following passage:

"David Pettit & Co., Ornamental Iron Works, Nos. 1130 & 1132 Ridge Ave. One of the most important manufacturing establishments in this city and which has by the excellent character of its production become well known throughout the city, is the Ornamental Iron Works of David Pettit & Co., which were originally established ten years ago by Hanson & Kirk, who conducted the business until 1876, when the firm became Hanson & Pettit.

In Nov., 1879, Mr. Frank Pettit became a member of the firm, and since then the firm transacts business under the title of David Pettit & Co.  September, 1880, the business which had formerly been carried on at Twelfth and Willow streets, was removed to the establishment formerly occupied by Robert Wood& Co.  The works are divided into several departments, each of which is provided with all the latest improved machinery, appliances and tools, driven by steam power, and furnishing employment to a number of skilled workmen.  

The productions consist of all kinds of Ornamental Iron Work, Statuary, Fountains, Chairs, and settees for Lawns, Stable Fixtures, Weather Vanes, and Hitching-posts, Staircases, etc.-a specialty being made of Railings for Cemeteries. 

A distinguishing feature of the work being the rich, elegant and unique designs, most of which are original with the firm.

A large business is conducted by the firm, as they are constantly
originating new designs which meet the popular tastes, and are largely in demand all through the country, Canada, the West Indies and other points.

The members of the firm are David Pettit and Frank Pettit, natives of Salem, N.J., who bring to bear upon the business sound judgment and rare business ability. This establishment is one of the leading representative manufacturers of this special line of goods in the city."


Bombing America’s Enemies into the Stone Age. A great return on investment?

We bombed Vietnam into the stone age. Guess what? - Vietnam is alive and well and in the 21st century. A great investment of U.S. taxpayers' money?


A Message by George Carlin - my favorite American Mick - Sent to me in Email by Dave

11:22 AM am told this is a fake Carlin-ism:


What a difference a sad event in someone's life makes. 

 recently died...) 


Isn't it amazing that George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent...and so very appropriate.

    A Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. 

We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. 

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. 

We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. 

These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. 

A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

If you don't send this to at least 8 people....Who cares?

                        George Carlin 


Friday, November 21, 2014

The Shunning of Bill Cosby in America – Reasserting White Cultural Standards in the Media?

Perhaps this current mess with Bill Cosby is a mistake. Or PC has caught up to the past when there pretty much were no rules when it came to sex and or sexuality in America.

I seem to think that social networking among other things takes a lot of shared ignorance out of the closet so to speak and shed some light on matters in a modern global capacity.

That sins like masturbation on the Church list, mortal sins mind you, that they are pretty much considered body function anymore and not sinful but just something normal in the life of the man beast race that remains half ape and is still half imagining the other half is angel. Which is why the guys in dresses at the Vatican don't have a clue about anything sexual - still preaching from the same old everything is a sin textbook as genuinely "moral" - yeah right.

Getting back to Cosby. I always thought he was a grade A phony. If you look at the old “I Spy” detective shows where he was a so-called breakthrough part for an African American on prime time TV in the mid-1960s. The show was on at 10 P.M. when school children were supposed to be already off to bed in Beaver Cleaver white America. 

If you see these old shows, they are poorly written and full of a lot of direct and veiled sadistic violence. Not good fare for mom and pop watching them. But then again few choices then for three TV channel America.

I remember a show with Cosby being a gym teacher which actually fit in with his Temple U degree in Philly for P/E.

Over and above his moderate visual success on TV was his dirty comedy records which to many was his real source of income.

I remember around 1971 when he was on the David Frost show making a big deal about retiring from Show Business and going off to Massachusetts to get his PhD in education. Why? Because he wanted to be an outstanding model for his race and in education etc. PR PR PR  BS BS BS Whatever became of his academic career? But the bait and switch entertainment marketing scam worked well to create demand so well that Frank Sinatra, a has been night club singer retired two or three times before his many comebacks. Whatever.

Then there was that bizarre Cosby fantasy show of a successful Harlem Doctor and his cute black middle class gentrified family that it was somehow successful even though I had no desire to watch it. I knew black people and I knew Harlem and the last place any successful black people I knew in New York - they did not want to live and or work in Harlem.

Which kind of leaves us now with the present and all these bimbos coming out of the woodwork wanting an out of court settlement from a filthy rich black entertainer who for better or worse has not managed his private tastes too well. Or these women, groupies in their younger days or whatever never heard the adage that in getting ahead in Show Business is the same as in Wall Street – it is not who you know, it is who you blow to get ahead in life.

I have often thought that the death of the hypocritical White Town Square standards in America was the start of the culture wars in the 1980s forward to establish those old standards that were pretty much set by the local town newspaper owned by the local white establishment.

That when someone like Madonna came onto the scene with her skank nouveau marketing model, that the old white standard bearers, the newspapers and national TV media could not shame her or shun her or make an example of her slutty appeal to the rising younger female buying demographic market.

That now with six corporations controlling the top tier (1%) of the information and tech pyramid, I look at this current Bill Cosby sideshow with mild disinterest but realize that Cosby is collateral damage of sorts of the six year plus Fox News TV and Limbaugh radio hate campaign against Obama and trying to reassert the old white standards in the obsolete in a global town square sense, of the old American Town Square. The white GOP’s Neanderthal base is going to lynch this guy, in virtual-osity, in the social media. 

So much for doing their Ted Cruz - Joe Wilson style of protecting our white women in the burbs from “those people”. That Rafael Cruz courtesy of the Heritage Foundation endorsement of Cuban white hatred of all blacks including black cubans - and Joe Wilson's "You Lie" white trash talk to the WH Nigger from the inbred crowd in South Carolina has a butterfly affect on the all Racist Revival of the old loser Confederate States even in a global age of tech and information movement. 

I say this because today, even the casino in Arizona run by the Tohono O'odham Indian nation outside Tucson is cancelling Bill Cosby’s scheduled performance in February. That the nation that sells tobacco and liquor untaxed by the Feds and caters to gambling addicts are pimps of sorts or good capitalist businessmen depending on your POV – but the point is that they feel comfortable enough in judging Bill Cosby in the social media maelstrom that eats and chews ppl out faster than whatever.

The media sucks. 

Good luck Bill in your virtual retirement as an ideal model of whatever it was that you were in your fifteen hours of fame. 


Thursday, November 20, 2014

George Washington –Typical Lazy White Farmer - Living Off the Welfare of His Slaves

I am amazed how it took George Washington and 2,000 slaves on his plantation to make a comfortable middle class living for himself and his wife and her two brats from a previous marriage.

The History Channel shows how George raised sheep for wool and had an untaxed by the gubmint, largest whiskey still in America and as if he did all the dirty grunt work to eek out a comfortable living for his lazy white ass and his lazy white wife and lazy white children. Mansion (Plantation) trash.

The adage about how slaves, blacks, African Americans are so lazy over the centuries covers the truth of from 1620 onward of the lazy white fucks of Virginia and the South and parts North who all lived on the sweat, pain and agony of the black man, woman and their children and children's children.

As for being a good general, Washington was too lazy and or just too white (wink, nod) to surrender to the British. Too dumb to know when he lost?

And most importantly of all did not want to pay his bills in London for all the luxury items exported to Mount Vernon. Deadbeat founding father. 

And too lazy to work - living on the welfare of his slaves.