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  • The Men Who Walked Away

    12/06/2019 5:51:41 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5 Dec 2019 | Mark Steyn
    Friday December 6th marks the thirtieth anniversary of the "Montreal Massacre" - a grim day in 1989 when fourteen female students at the École Polytechnique were murdered by a man known to posterity as "Marc Lépine". Much followed from that terrible slaughter, including various useless "gun control" measures - and the formal annual commemorations that, three decades on, are attended by as many eminences as Remembrance Day or Dominion Day. The men present in that classroom are now in their mid-fifties; the women are not. I was far from home that December and was not back in Quebec until Christmas....
  • Hiker of the Appalachian Trail’ lectures cussing senior citizens

    06/16/2017 8:55:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/16/17 | Judi McLeod
    “Put a you-know-what sock in it!’ You would think that Republican Congressman Mark Sanford media-dubbed as “hiker of the Appalachian Trail”, would be the last one to blame President Donald Trump for being “partially to blame” for the severe divide in politics currently plaguing the nation. But you would be wrong. “I would argue that the President is at least in partially—again not in any way totally, but partially to blame for demons that have been unleashed,” Mark Sanford, R-SC, said on MSNBC. (ABC, June 15, 2017)
  • Ultra Runner Karl Meltzer Sets Appalachian Trail Record, Fueled by Beer and Candy -

    09/19/2016 3:54:57 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/19/2016 | Lindsay Crouse
    Ultra Runner Karl Meltzer Sets Appalachian Trail Record, Fueled by Beer and Candy - By LINDSAY CROUSE September 18, 2016 At a time when “endurance running” no longer means mere marathons — and even 100-mile races are attracting the masses — Karl Meltzer, a former ski-resort bartender, has proved he can suffer longer and faster than almost anyone else. When he staggered onto Springer Mountain in Georgia before dawn Sunday, Meltzer set a record for completing the Appalachian Trail. He covered the 2,190 miles over 14 states in 45 days 22 hours 38 minutes. Meltzer, 48, is a little...
  • Grayson and Whitter

    01/07/2016 4:24:39 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Grayson and Whitter
    Grayson and Whitter by sgrieb11 3 videos Handsome Molly Grayson and Whitter 2:45 Grayson and Whitter "Going Down The Lee Highway" 2:46 Grayson & Whitter-Train 45 {Vi} 3:07
  • Scott Jurek Celebrates a New Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Speed Record

    07/14/2015 7:30:50 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    Runner's World ^ | July 13, 2015 | Kit Fox
    From the top of a mountain in Maine, he swigged champagne and recounted the historic trek. By noon Sunday, 50 people had reached the summit of Mount Katahdin. They hiked a trail through the woods, up boulders, and across a windy ridge to camp out on jagged rocks overlooking the lake-dotted Baxter State Park in central Maine. They waited to see ultramarathoning history. They all had the same question. Where is Scott Jurek? At 2:03 p.m. ET, they got their answer. He was clutching a faded wooden sign, his cheek brushing the engraved letters that read, “KATAHDIN, Northern Terminus of...
  • Jenny Sanford Wants Psych Exam For US Rep. Sanford

    09/03/2014 2:25:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    WSPA ^ | Sep 02, 2014
    Jenny Sanford is asking that U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford undergo a psychiatric evaluation and take anger management and parenting courses in the latest filing in the couple's contentious divorce. She also wants the court to appoint an impartial guardian to look after the interests of the youngest of their four sons. SNIP She says the change of circumstances that led her to request the psychiatric exam will be in a complaint filed once the record is sealed.
  • Scotch-Irish Appalachian Vocabulary Quiz No. 2

    04/05/2010 8:33:37 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 32 replies · 934+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | April 5, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Here's the challenge: certain words and phrases characteristic of Appalachian English in eastern Tennessee and elsewhere can be traced back to Scottish English. Some of these are disappearing; others have spread throughout the South; a few seem to be making it into widespread usage. How many do you know? 1. backset; 2. let on; 3. bonny-clabber; 4. palings; 5. redd up; 6. creel; 7. kindling; 8. hull; 9. nicker; 10. whenever. (I knew 5 of the 10, so that makes me 'bout half smart . . .)
  • Teetotally Appalachian English

    03/12/2010 6:19:58 AM PST · by jay1949 · 76 replies · 1,563+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | March 12, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    The unenlightened assume that Appalachian accents and usages are a “hillbilly” corruption of the flatlands Southern drawl. This is not so; the accents and usages of the Backcountry developed contemporaneously with the versions of English spoken in the other areas of European settlement. The society and culture of the Backcountry were dominated by the large numbers of Scotch-Irish immigrants, blended with the influence of German, Dutch, Welsh, Scottish, and yeoman English settlers. Appalachian speech developed from the versions of English introduced by these settlers, independently of the development of the Southern drawl and the Yankee accent of New England. The...
  • Talking Appalachian English -- and Scotch-Irish

    03/14/2010 10:30:44 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 55 replies · 1,075+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | March 14, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Are yous up for a few more words on the subject of Appalachian English? The words for today being "yous" and "you'ns," along with variant spellings like "youse," "yooz," "you-uns," and "youens," and their Scotch-Irish roots. The traditional speech of the Backcountry is not a "corrupt" dialect, as is often assumed by those from "yonder" and “away,” and its roots can be traced to the places from whence the Backcountry settlers originated. "Yous" or "youse" as the plural form of "you" is of ancient origin and came to America with Scotch-Irish settlers in early colonial times.
  • A-huntin' The Sources of Appalachian English

    03/26/2010 7:00:19 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 184 replies · 1,756+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | March 26, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    An order of the Virginia Colonial Council dated May 4, 1725, concerned an allegation that "divers Indians plundered the Quarters of Mr. John Taliaferro near the great mountains [i.e., the Blue Ridge] . . .[and carried off] some of the Guns belonging to and marked with the name of Spottsylvania County . . . ." The Council concluded: "It is ordered that it be referred to Colo. Harrison to make inquiry which of the Nottoway Indians or other Tributaries have been out ahunting about that time . . . ." Now, the Colonial Council was an august body and its...
  • Scotch-Irish Appalachian Vocabulary Quiz

    03/29/2010 5:52:06 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 48 replies · 1,232+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | March 29, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Here's the challenge: certain words and phrases characteristic of Appalachian English in Eastern Tennessee and elsewhere can be traced back to Scottish English imported to this country by Scotch-Irish settlers. Some of these are disappearing; others have spread throughout the South; a few seem to be making it into widespread usage. How many do you know? 1. piece; 2. beal, bealing; 3. mend; 4. airish; 5. chancy; 6. muley; 7. bottom; 8. discomfit; 9. singlings; 10. fireboard . . . .
  • Extrornificacious or Beatingest? More Appalachian English

    04/01/2010 6:10:15 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 16 replies · 323+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | April 1, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    In 1869, writer E. A. Pollard toured the western provinces of Virginia gathering material for his book The Virginia Tourist (J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1871). Pollard noted and included in his book fragments of the English spoken by the mountaineers, including a pair of interesting words, "extrornificacious" and "beatingest." These and a few other Appalachian English words are presented in context in an excerpt from The Virginia Tourist. NOTE: These are not "dirty" words! [Sorry!]
  • Tracing The Name of the "Appalachian" Mountains

    08/30/2009 1:14:52 PM PDT · by jay1949 · 10 replies · 737+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | August 30, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    Europeans named the southern mountains after the Apalchen or Apalachen tribe of natives. How did the name progress from "Apalchen" to "Appalachia" and "Appalachian Mountains?" By the whims of cartographers and geographers, it seems. The steps from "Apalchen" to "Appalachian" can be traced by referring to vintage maps which provide names for the mountains of the East.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 2008: Susquehanna Water Gap

    12/04/2008 6:39:27 PM PST · by cogitator · 7 replies · 783+ views
    NASA Earth Observatory ^ | 12/04/2008 | NASA
    Go to the article link to see the full-size (much larger area) image.
  • App State on Lockdown After Reports of Masked Gunman

    03/03/2008 2:42:15 PM PST · by Hatteras · 40 replies · 329+ views
    WRAL News ^ | 03-03-08 | WRAL
    Boone, N.C. — Appalachian State University has put all campus buildings on lockdown and is urging students and staff to stay away from an area near campus after reports of a masked gunman.
  • Appalachian State rolls over Delaware for third straight title (3 x's)

    12/14/2007 9:38:48 PM PST · by personalaccts · 25 replies · 117+ views ^ | 12/14/07 | Sports Network
    Appalachian State rolls over Delaware for third straight title Chattanooga, TN (Sports Network) - Armanti Edwards threw for three touchdowns, and Appalachian State captured its unprecedented third straight national crown by routing Delaware, 49-21, in the Football Championship Subdivision title contest. The Mountaineers (13-2), who pulled off a shocker by beating Big Ten powerhouse Michigan on the road in their season opener, and won the Southern Conference, culminated the season with their 12th consecutive playoff victory. ASU became the first Division I squad since Army in 1946 to win three national championships in a row. The Mountaineers are undefeated in...
  • WHY AMERICA WAS BORN FIGHTING? - (America's Scots-Irish heritage, never dominated; "true grit,"!)

    07/04/2005 6:06:58 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 27 replies · 1,928+ views
    In the Appalachian Mountains, writes James Webb in Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America, “American flags are frequent, on the trucks and in the yards and on the porches. America got bombed and mountain people don’t forget, even if it happened in New York and Washington, because when it comes to fighting wars, mountain people have always been among the first to go.” In chronicling the Scots-Irish, Webb writes of the people who made him and, he argues persuasively, America what both are today. It is a close call on which benefited the most from that lineage. Webb is...
  • College Republican challanges North Carolina Republicans

    01/18/2005 7:34:39 PM PST · by AMTRepub · 10 replies · 560+ views ^ | Jan. 18, 2005 | Alan M. Teitleman
    The future of North Carolina Conservatives By Alan M. Teitleman It is a sad state of affairs for Conservatives in North Carolina. What used to be a conservative state is now rampant with liberals posing as Republicans. Although I have only lived in North Carolina for five years, I have seen a lot of changes in North Carolina politics during that time. I saw the chairman of a county Democratic party switch party affiliation and become elected to the Stallings town council as a Republican. I saw the Democratic party actively recruit Democrats to switch parties and run in Republican...
  • Slayings Still Haunt Law School Shooter

    06/14/2004 3:58:03 AM PDT · by texasguitarslim · 15 replies · 195+ views ^ | June 11, 2004 | Chris Kahn
    <p>DUBLIN, Va. --Peter Odighizuwa spends most of his time in a cramped jail cell, alone with the delusions that fed his deadly shooting spree at a fledgling law school.</p> <p>In his first extended interview, Odighizuwa told The Associated Press he thinks often of the 2002 rampage, when he killed the school's dean, a professor and a student and wounded three other students, though he has trouble explaining why he did it.</p>
  • "The Real Beverly Hillbillies" slammed as demeaning to country folk [A new, CBS reality tv show]

    01/11/2003 6:33:44 AM PST · by summer · 70 replies · 697+ views
    AP ^ | Jan. 8, 2003 | AP
    <p>POSTED: Jan. 8, 2003 9:15 a.m.</p> <p>WHITESBURG, Ky. (AP) - An Appalachian advocacy group placed ads in some of the nation's largest newspapers Tuesday, criticizing a proposed CBS reality TV series that it says is demeaning to rural people.</p> <p>The show, which is being called "The Real Beverly Hillbillies," places a poor Appalachian family in a Beverly Hills mansion. Casting for the show is being conducted in the Appalachian states of West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.</p>