Blue Collar Michigan Scholar's Auto Workers' 24 Journalism Credits Let Reader's Decide Journal

Muse On Mojo Working Michigan Blue Collar Scholar's Latest, Greatest, Best of, How to, Why, When, What, Who, Where Sites.Top Picks. Popular Culture, Sports, History, Recreation, Mass Media, Music, Twitter, Tech, Energy, Business, Politics, Science of Politics, Campaigns, News, Views, Livestreams, Voting, Primary, General, Elections For President Politics. Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, John Kasich, Ted Cruz. MI Blue-Collar Baby Boomers Worker's Scholarly Perspective Journoblog.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Birthplace of GOP Under The Oaks Jackson, MI OR Little White Schoolhouse Ripon, WI Primary Republican Party State Birthplace?


President Abraham Lincoln Photo
16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln


UNDER THE OAKS
On July 6, 1854, a state convention of anti-slavery men was held in Jackson to found a new political party. Uncle Tom's Cabin had been published two years earlier, causing increased resentment against slavery, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act of May, 1854 threatened to make slave states out of previously free territories. Since the convention day was hot and the huge crowd could not be accommodated in the hall, the meeting adjourned to an oakgrove on "Morgan's Forty" on the outskirts of town. Here a state-wide slate of candidates was selected and the Republican party was born. Winning an overwhelming victory in the elections of 1854, the Republican party went on to dominate national politics throughout the nineteenth century.

INSCRIPTION ON MICHIGAN HISTORICAL MARKER
"UNDER THE OAKS"
JACKSON, MICHIGAN
BIRTHPLACE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
JULY 6, 1854

JULY 5, 2016
LAST DAY
TO
REGISTER TO VOTE
IN
AUGUST 2, 2016
PRIMARY ELECTION
IN MICHIGAN.

Great Michigan and All states Idea! Local and National TV Channels.
News Ticker, Bottom of TV Screens, Scrolls Right to Left or Left to Right. In It
Advertise Register to Vote by Dates and Voting Dates for August Primary Election 2016.
Do the Same for the General Election 2016.
Increases Voting and Voter Turnout, possibly.
All 50 States of the Union.
Don't cost Nuthin'.
Money saved fills some potholes.
Lower the deficit. Who knows?
More citizens voting is the greatest benefit.
Win/Win situation.

Michigan is considered VIP, Very Important People. Michigan is a key high population Swing state, Purple state, Battleground state Electoral College wise, Independent, Moderate, Democrat and Republican wise, in the Manufacturing Belt (some refer to it as rust belt) in 2016 Presidential, House, Senate and Down Ticket (listed lower on voter election ballot) elections race sweepstakes along with Michigan's other neighboring battleground states.

As the saying goes, "We're All That and a Bag of Chips!"
Michigan had higher percentage voter turnout in March 8, 2016 Presidential primary election than some past Michigan Presidential primaries. High probability that Michigan's  August Primary and November General election voter turnout will be higher, setting records, due to eligible voters of all ages registering to vote for first time because of outsider status of candidates. Plus, Presidential race is the Number 1 topic on cable news and views channels. Makes perfect sense there is increased voter engagement.


Did You Know?
You Know Now.
Also,

Michigan is The Birthplace of The Republican Party, Born in Michigan at "Under The Oaks" in Jackson, Michigan on July 6, 1854. Milestone in History.
Under The Oaks at Jackson Michigan, Michigan Marker Historical Marker Database Picture of "Under The Oaks" Michigan Historic Marker in Jackson, Michigan.

One of many Historic "Firsts" for our Great State of Michigan along with Michigan's Automotive, Labor, Sports, Music other "Firsts".
Historic political "Firsts" happened at "Under The Oaks" in Jackson.
Simply put...
"Under the Oaks" is a Biggie!

You Know Now.

It Doesn't Matter...Whether you are Democrat, Republican, Independent, Moderate, another party denomination, or have never, ever voted before.
This time it's different. We've never seen a Presidential campaign like this before. Ever. Historical.
Take part in U.S. political history being made. Michigan political history being made.
Register
To Vote!
Take Part in Your Michigan History!
Make Honest Abe Lincoln Proud and All our President's from the past.
Vote for whoever your choice is.
It Does Matter!

Michigan Blue Collar Scholar's Where is The Birthplace of Republican Party and does one states history trump the other states history web surfing links.

First, having the Republican Party's origins in your home state is a great source of pride to all citizens be they independent, democrat, republican, whatever political persuasion in Michigan or Wisconsin. There is a friendly rivalry in sports between Michigan and Wisconsin, also. In Michigan we root for Michigan, in Wisconsin we root for Wisconsin. It's fun to compete, and we are great neighboring states of the union.

Official Jackson County Michigan GOP Republican About History Page Birthplace of The Republican Party

Official Michigan Republican GOP Website About History Page

Official Republican National Committee Moments In History Page
Blue Collar Michigan Scholar Milestones In History's The Word:
Birth of The Republican Party, GOP, Grand Old Party at "Under The Oaks" July 6, 1854 in Jackson, Michigan. Official Convention, Platform and Delegates.
Milestone in Michigan History, U.S History International History.

Couple of well-known names hail
from Wisconsin.
Paul Ryan, Republican Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives and Mitt Romney's Vice-President running mate selection in 2012 Presidential election, is from Wisconsin.

Reince Preibus, 2016 Republican National Committee RNC Chairman, elected in January 2011, previously was Chairman of the Wisconsin State Republican Party, is from Wisconsin.

Politically in 2016 presidential race, read or heard on variety of Radio talk shows, TV cable news and views programs discussing 2016 primary and general elections, and various mass media that Michigan, a Key blue collar election state electorally speaking, and Wisconsin are among the key swing states (battleground states) in manufacturing belt (prefer manufacturing belt term over "rust belt" word usage)during the 2016 presidential election campaign.
There is a commonality there, politically speaking, along with other neighboring states, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New Jersey and other manufacturing belt, swing states. Fascinating.

Back to topic of birthplace of the Republican Party. Being a Michigan dude, I'm rootin' for my team, "Under the Oaks" in Jackson, Michigan being where the Republican Party was born, birthplace...etc. Expect you'll root for your home state of Wisconsin. Ripon, to be exact.

Among my favorite U.S. President's list, President Abraham Lincoln Republican from Illinois state is my Number One favorite, , President Theodore Roosevelt from New York, T.R., Republican from New York, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, FDR, Democrat from State of New York, President John F. Kennedy, J.F.K, Democrat State of Massachusetts.

Birthplace of the Republican Party..."Under The Oaks" in Jackson, Michigan or "Little White Schoolhouse" in Ripon, Wisconsin...
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions.

By the way, Don't forget to Register To Vote and Vote in your State of Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana whatever state you live in our 50 states, 2016 August State Primary election and November General election for President of The U.S.A 2016.

It's a priviledge and responsibility we have as citizens.

In Republican Party origins history here's some websites, newspaper articles and books I found on the web for historical research and enjoyment.
As The Beatles said, sang or wrote on the back of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Album
"A Splendid Time is Guaranteed For All"

Go Jackson, Michigan!!!
"Under The Oaks Gathering in Jackson Celebrates Republican Party's 155th Birthday" July 6 2009 Jackson Citizen Patriot article.
More than a news article, a history lesson. Great reporting. Famous, past names from Michigan's earliest days. Stories, noteworthy achievements and accomplishments in our Great Lakes State. Worth reading if you're a Michigander or not, like politics or not. Just some good old 1800's Michigan History.
Cool photo of Under The Oaks Michigan Historical Marker.
According to a republican historian who attended the Jackson, Michigan Under The Oaks celebration, thousands of people traveled to Jackson, Michigan from all over the country, for a convention.
Under the Oaks was where the party was formed, a platform created, and candidates nominated.
Blue Collar Michigan thought: That's 3 official things.

"Peek Through Time: The Republican Party Celebrates It's 157th Anniversary With a Re-Enactment Under The Oaks On Wednesday" July 1, 2011 MLive Jackson Citizen Patriot. Excellent narrative history piece concerning Birth of the Republican Party at the First Official Republican Convention Under The Oaks.
Talks about Whig, Free-Soil Party, Kingsley S. Bingham, one of the country's first Republican Governors.
Michigan Republican Governor Bingham established The Agricultural College of Michigan which later became, you got it, MSU, Michigan State University. Earned him nickname of The Farmer-Governor.
He was originally nominated to run during the First Official Republican convention at Under The Oaks.
A "History of Jackson County" book is mentioned containing a detailed account of Under The Oaks. Please read article. Great Michigan journalism.
"History of Jackson County" Charles V. DeLand Chapter Xl The Republican Party History of It's Origin and Organization.
E-book History of Jackson County (Mich.) Charles V. DeLand was editor of The Jackson Citizen a Whig newspaper.
It was the predecessor to the Citizen Patriot newspaper.

"Peek Through Time: 100 Years Ago President Taft Helped Jackson Mark Republican Party's Founding"
100 Years Ago: President Taft Helped Jackson Mark Republican Party's Founding on June 4, 1910 (day President Taft visited).

Nice postcard photo of President William Howard Taft's dedication of a plaque at Under The Oaks is in a great article written on June 4, 2010 in Michigan Live.

Other future Presidents have visited Jackson, Michigan also. Dwight Eisenhower as presidential candidate, Vice-President Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy as a candidate for President.
Read a hard copy book called "Proceedings at Celebration of the Birth of the Republican Party at Jackson, Michigan together with a History of the Republican Party July 6, 1904"

I think I remember reading in the book it was handed out to the Republican delegates and elected people back in 1904.
Hopefully, State of Michigan Republican Party officials, delegates will read book and make their case to Republican National Committee.
Have RNC read the book.
Birth of the Republican Party at Jackson, Michigan is in the title, for goodness sakes. It don't get no clearer than that or more succinctly put... whoops, there it is!
Heck, maybe a reporter at Jackson Citizen Patriot could write a great article update to the news articles below, during historic 2016 Presidential campaign. That would be cool.

Found ebook. Thanks Ohio State University.

"Proceedings at Celebration of the Birth of the Republican Party at Jackson, Michigan together with a History of the Republican Party July 6, 1904"

"Republican National Committee No Longer Lists Jackson As Birthplace of Republican Party" March 24, 2011 Jackson Citizen Patriot via MLive online.

Republican Party, Official History page on GOP Website, May 2016, about 5 years later
Official Republican Party, GOP, Grand Old Party History Page.


"Should The Republican National Committee Acknowledge Jackson, Michigan as The Republican Party's Birthplace?" March 25, 2011 Update to March 24, 2011 Jackson Citizen Patriot
The Historical Marker Database Under The Oaks Michigan Historic Marker Nice photos and story of "Under the Oaks" Jackson, Michigan from The Historical Marker Database.
Highlights a large picture of Michigan Historic Marker titled "Under the Oaks" with inscription text. Accompanying story on Under The Oaks Michigan Marker readable because of larger picture. Nice.
Nearby marker at "Under The Oaks" Park pictures, also.
Birth of the Republican Party in Jackson, Michigan on July 6, 1854. Read all about it! And see!

Under The Oaks Michigan Historical Marker Jackson, Michigan

Under the Oaks, Jackson Michigan, Birthplace of The Republican Party, Michigan Historic Marker Photo at Wikimedia

Republican Party Founded July 6, 1854 History Today Article

History of the United States Republican Party at Wikipedia Click "Organizational Beginnings 1854"

Jackson County Republican Party Official Site Official Jackson County Michigan Republican Party Website. Birthplace of The Republican Party is at top of the page.

A Political History of Wisconsin Ebook. Chapter on Republican Party in state of Wisconsin

The Little White Schoolhouse Little White Schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin


Crawfordsville, Iowa and Exeter, New Hampshire are mentioned Playing a Role in Republican Party History.

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Friday, April 29, 2016

Presidential Campaigns Time Machine

Gold Pocketwatch gif





Just a Michigan Reminder To Take the Time.  Register To Vote. Then Vote. All States.
In Presidential Primary Election 2016.
In August Primary Election 2016 For House of Representatives, Senate and other Positions and Issues.
In November General Election 2016.

Don't Forget To Register to Vote So You Are Able To Vote In State of Michigan's Primary and General Elections 2016.

JULY 5, 2016 is Last Day To Register To Vote In AUGUST 2, 2016 State of Michigan's Primary Election.

OCTOBER 11, 2016 is Last Day To Register To Vote In NOVEMBER 8, 2016 State of Michigan's General Election.

Make George Washington Proud, Michigan and All States in the U.S.A.! Take The Time! Register To Vote! Then Vote!

Blue-Collar Michigan Scholar's
Squeaky Wheel Gets The Grease,
Food for Thought,
TV News Ticker Idea,
Suggestion, Solution
To Local Tv and National TV Channels Across the USA to
Help Increase Voter Registration, Turnout and Voting: The News Ticker.
What's that?
On our TV's it's located at the bottom of the screen. It scrolls right to left, displaying breaking news, sports scores, weather, school closings...etc.
Does politics, also. Saw primary results scroll by in it few weeks ago.
No kidding!
It does politics just fine.
Didn't break.
It'll be even finer with register to vote dates. So,
How about putting Last Day to Register To Vote in Primary and General Election Dates on that
scrolling News Ticker?
Both Local and National TV New Channels could do this. It would be a
Public service.
Someone's just gotta type it in. It's digital. It's Free.
Doesn't cost anything, I bet.
Advertising works, or we wouldn't see so many ads and commercials,
Would we?
Why not "advertise" the Voter Registration and Election Dates in the News Ticker?
Who knows?
Maybe a Michigan politician or some other states politician will see this Michigan news ticker - registration and voting date idea, Support
and
Endorse it.
Heck, just maybe,
a Presidential candidate
or member of their campaign staff
will view
Michigan news ticker advertising idea,
Support
and Endorse
an idea that informs people and promotes more voter turnout.
Now, that would be
Cool.
That's TV watchin' that
makes a difference.
Thanks, if you can make it happen.
You got our vote.
President Obama
just spoke about a
National Voting Day
to promote
voter turnout.
Until this happens
(with today's political climate, don't hold your breath),
news ticker idea is one that could be done
Now
to promote voter turnout
for 2016 Primary and
General elections.
Let's see,
can be done now and
don't cost nuthin'.
Money saved fills a pothole.
Sounds like a
Winner
for everyone...and their cars!
Cool!
Just my blue-collar,
manufacturing belt not rust-belt,
battleground state,
purple state,
swing-state,
whatever state
Michigan scholarly 2 cents.
Fun writing,
while listening to
Grand Funk Railroad,
We're An American Band album
Cranked up too loud.
Why aren't these guys in Cleveland, Ohio's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Maybe a Michigan Republican Delegate to the
2016 Republican Convention in Cleveland, Ohio
can put in a good word
for the Band at the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's in Cleveland, Ohio  also.
Heck, try to put it in the party platform
(just kidding, hmmmm...on second thought).
At least, let them take their
Good Singin' and Good Playin'
to the Convention and
perform at the festivities.
That's some great
Working class music.
Crank it up.
On Time album,
the Red Album,
the Classic
Closer to Home Lp, and again
We're An American Band.
It don't get no blue-collarer than that.
Hey, created a new word.

Never been to a Republican Convention
Never been to a Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame
Never been to Spain
Great song.

Federal Voting Assistance Progam 

FVAP.GOV Website U. S. Federal Government's Voting Assistance for Service Members, Their Families and Overseas Citizens. Desktop Version at Bottom of Website. Great Design, Readability, Navigation and Informative. U.S.A!
About FVAP

USA.Gov Government Website Online Guide to Government Information and Services.

USA.GOV Find My State's Election Office Website

USA.GOV Twitter Page

DATA.GOV Website Home of the US Government's Open Data. Great page for data, tools and resources to conduct research and more. Browseable topics include latest information on Agriculture, Business, Climate, Consumer, Ecosystems, Environment, Energy, Finance, Health, Local Government, Manufacturing, Ocean, Public Safety, Science & Research. Great Job! USA!
DATA.GOV Twitter Page.
Professor Blue Collar Michigan Scholar's In Search of Info rap: Clicked the Manufacturing icon, researched by state, and voila, educated and informed! Important, since Trade and Jobs is one of the major issues this 2016 Presidential election campaign cycle, along with all the other important issues. Pick your individual issue and topic. Research it.
An Informed electorate. We were taught that by our families and mentors, by our great, wonderful school teachers and those wonderfully great professors in college. No excuses now, since we can do research on our phones. Phones? Who would've ever thunk it? Well, someone did. Their personal education and research journey worked for them. It can work for us. I rest my case. Put on your best Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone, Robert Downey, Jr.) inquisitive look and hat, Columbo rumpled overcoat (Peter Falk), grab the magnifying glass, draw on your inner Carl Sagan (Cosmos) and go In Search Of (Leonard Nimoy) knowledge. Oh, Don't forget to Register to Vote. Then Vote in Your States Presidential Primary, Your States August Primary and Your States November General Election 2016. Oh, those TV and Movie shows were and are still cool from a baby-boomer perspective.
Data.gov at Wikipedia

Michigan Republican Primary Election Candidates Results 2016 U.S.Election Atlas New York Businessman-Entrepreneur Presumptive Republican Party Nominee Donald J. Trump, Highest Primary Popular Vote Totals
Donald Trump Wins Michigan and Mississippi Primaries Press Conference March 8, 2016 Trump comments on Michigan win at Trump International Golf Club Jupiter, Florida, C-Span news coverage
Donald J. Trump For United States President 2016

Michigan Democrat Primary Election Candidates Results 2016 U.S. Election Atlas Vermont, United States Senator Bernie Sanders, Highest Primary Popular Vote Totals
Bernie Sanders Wins Michigan Primary Night Speech  March 8, 2016 Bernie Sanders Comments at James L. Knight Center, Miami Florida Campaign Rally, C-Span Coverage
Bernie Sanders For United States President 2016

Hillary Clinton Primary Night Speech March 8, 2016 Hillary Clinton Wins Mississippi.  Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland Ohio Speech to Supporters.
Hillary Clinton For United States President 2016
Former New York United States Senator, Former United States Secretary of State of President Obama Administration, Spouse of Former United States President William Jefferson Clinton.

Blue Collar Michigan Scholar's Get Your Popcorn, Classic Video Links Lookback: Starring Great Americans
Mr. Donald J. Trump,
Mr. Bernie Sanders,
Mrs. Hillary Clinton
in
The History Making 2016 Presidential Candidate's Historic Visits to Michigan.

Donald Trump Birch Run, Michigan Press Conference August 11 2015 Donald J. Trump Birch Run Expo Center, Birch Run, Michigan Press Conference August 11 2015 C-Span
Donald Trump Birch Run Michigan Expo Center Rally August 11 2015 August 11, 2015 Donald J. Trump, Lincoln Day Birch Run, Michigan Campaign Rally NBC 25 Michigan

Donald Trump Campaign Rally Grand Rapids Michigan December 21 2015 Donald J.Trump Campaign Rally Grand Rapids, Michigan December 21, 2015 Fox 10 Phoenix, Arizona
Donald Trump Warren, Michigan Home of the Reagan Democrats Campaign Rally March 4 2016 Donald Trump Warren, Michigan Home of Reagan Democrats Campaign Rally March 4 2016 Fox 2 Detroit
Donald J. Trump for President Official You Tube Channel Official Donald J. Trump for President 2016 You Tube Channel. Mobile Version.
Donald J. Trump for President Official You Tube Channel Desktop Version of Official Donald J. Trump for President You Tube Channel.

Bernie Sanders Kalamazoo Michigan Campaign Rally March 7 2016 Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally Kalamazoo, Michigan March 7, 2016
Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally Dearborn Michigan March 7 2016 Bernie Sander's Dearborn, Michigan Campaign Rally March 7, 2016 C-Span
Bernie 2016 Official You Tube Channel Official Bernie Sanders You Tube Channel. Mobile Version.
Bernie 2016 Official You Tube Channel Desktop Version of Official Bernie 2016 You Tube Channel

Hillary Clinton Remarks at Detroit Manufacturing Systems in Detroit Michigan March 4 2016 Hillary Clinton Speech  at automotive supplier Detroit Manufacturing Systems in Detroit, Michigan March 4 2016 C-Span
Hillary Clinton Michigan Democratic Party Reception in Michigan March 5 2016 Hillary Clinton in Michigan at Michigan Democratic Party Reception.
Hillary Clinton Campaign Rally Detroit Michigan March 7 2016 Hillary Clinton Speaks Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History March 7 2016
Hillary 2016 Official You Tube Channel Official Hillary Clinton 2016  You Tube Channel. Mobile Version
Hillary 2016 Official You Tube Channel Desktop Version of Official Hillary 2016 You Tube Channel.


Democratic National Convention 2016 Website
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 25-July 28, 2016. C-Span will have Gavel to Gavel coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Republican National Convention 2016 Website
Cleveland, Ohio July 18-21, 2016. C-Span will have Gavel to Gavel coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention.

C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Coverage Series Videos, Presidential Campaigns Coverage, Election Results, Campaign TV Schedule, Latest Primary Caucus Special Campaign Events, Resources, Apps, Cable TV Channel Finder, Radio, Podcasts, Twitter, Facebook, Google +, Pinterest, You Tube Links to Follow Along With.
C-Span The White House Series The 2008 White House series by C-Span. Behind the Scenes look at America's favorite house. White House tour with First Lady Bird Johnson 1968, White House tour with First Lady Laura Bush, President George W. Bush on Living in the White House, Historians discuss F.D.R. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, President Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington, President Abraham Lincoln's Summer White House and more tours.
C-Span About Page Their Mission.

C-Span 1 - Comcast Cable Tv Channel 96
Dish Satellite Tv 210, Direct Tv 350

C-Span 2 Comcast Channel 104, Dish 211, Direct Tv 351

C-Span 3 Comcast Channel 105

C-Span 1 Livestream Cspan 1 channel streaming live

C-Span 2 Live streamC-Span 2 channel streaming live

C-span 3 channel Live streamingC-Span 3 channel streaming live

C-Span Radio network channel Live streamC-Span Radio network streaming live. Washington Journal Call-In Phone numbers listed here, also. Radio apps, radio stream choices.

Washington Journal C-Span Live Call-In Phone-In Series Starts 7am daily. Monday through Sunday. New topical discussion live every day. Viewers can live phone call-in, tweet (Twitter), e-mail, Facebook to the live show with their views, observations, opinions on the day's topic at hand. Viewers opinions are heard from around the United States and globally. Cool.
Washington Journal Twitter Page

Congressional Chronical C-Span  United States  House and Senate Floor Proceedings resource. Legislative schedule, committees and member's directory, bills, votes, statistics about each congressional session. News conferences, briefings, news, statistics and more. Great job, C-Span.

C-Span Classroom Free primary source materials for social studies teachers. On this Day in History, constitution clips, lesson plans, bell ringers, campaign 2016, classroom deliberations, free for members C-Span 2016 electoral college map poster, drop-down menu topics range alphabetically from campaigns and elections to world history.

C-Span's Studentcam 2016 . 2016 election campaign theme is What's the issue You most want the candidates to discuss during the 2016 Presidential Campaign?

Capitol Hearings C-Span Live on the World Wide Web Daily United States Congressional Hearings. United States House committees and United States Senate committees. Standing, joint, special, select and other committees. Great job, C-Span.

Book TV Series C-Span 2  48 hours during weekend, video of Book's authors and writer's discussion of their books, book fairs around the United States, non-fiction books, Book TV programming schedule times when to watch.

Cities Tour C-Span Series  Cities Tour brings C-Span programming to United States local communities, interviewing local figures, visiting local area sites using specially equipped Local Content Vehicles.

C-Span Newsmakers Series interviews with people making news and journalists who cover them. Sundays 10am

C-Span Q and A Series Question and Answer series. 8pm to 9pm Sunday nights. Interviews with thinkers in politics, media, science, education.

C-Span 3 American History TV Series
American Artifacts, Lectures in History, Reel America, The Civil War, The Presidency, Oral Histories, History Bookshelf. Broadcast all weekends. Every weekend. TV Schedule of American History TV Series, also.
C-Span American History TV Twitter Page

U.S. Election Atlas Dave Leip's Atlas of United States Presidential Elections. Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin, Florida and all states' Primary and General Election candidates matchup vote totals, percentages results by individual state's congressional districts. Covers Governor, Senate races and more. Easy to navigate. Election data understandable with one look simple glance, via color-coded maps of each state. Doesn't take a lot of time to read and become knowledgeable of all 50 states primary - general candidates elections results by district. Clicking "Election Results"  and "Election Information" in the menu bar at the top of Homepage, displays more historical data information like electoral - election info by state and year all the wayback to 1789. Talk about a time machine. Fascinating. Wish we had something like this in school or college back in the day. Imagine the great papers or thesis we could have written. This site is excellent if you want to analyze the 2016 Election cycle while it is currently in full swing.
A lot of time and effort in assembling and building this informative, educational site. Great job, Mr. Leip!

Professor Blue Collar Scholar's Michigan Every Which Way But Loose Rap:
Gotta feelin' this 2016 Presidential election,  American political history speakingwise, is gonna be one of  the most analyzed, studied, reported on, editorialized, talked about, books written about, in journalism, marketing and advertising schools, college classes, universities political science courses, discussed at dinner tables (some advice, don't talk politics at dinner table), forever into the future. Campaign-wise, technology-wise, amount of print and broadcast journalism media coverage-wise, social media-wise.
This is a pivotal election every which way but loose (great 1970's Clint Eastwood movie by the way).
Political campaigns are usually boring to a lot of people. Campaign 2016 is not.

Professor Blue Collar Michigan Scholars Required Reading: The Making of The President book series by Theodore H. White Lecture: Would be wonderful if Theodore H. White, political historian and journalist, was still around to write another one of his "The Making of The President" books. At your library, check out and read the books he wrote on the presidential elections of the past we voted in. If you enjoy political history, and looking behind the curtains and scenes of presidential candidates elections campaigns of past years, the unique individuals who had a vision for our country, and decided to get involved in presidential politics, you won't be disappointed by Mr. White's legendary books. Required reading.
Theodore H. White Biography and Profile  at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum site. Has a list of his books, also.
Theodore H. White Wikipedia Theodore White received a Pulitizer Prize for "The Making of The President" 1960.
5 Benefits of Working In The Skilled Trades
Great piece by Jeremy Andenberg, Reviving Blue Collar Work: The 5 Benefits of Working In The Skilled Trades. Covers Trade School, Compensation, Job Security, Availability and Intangibles. Great money-careers jobs article and fine job, Mr. Andenberg. Blue-Collar Michigan Scholar seal of approval.

Prof. Blue Collar Michigan Scholars Political Vocabulary rap: On the tube and radio hearing words swing states, battleground states, rust belt and a new word combination, rust-belt swing states. Doing a websearch for political word phrases, election campaigns topics and other things somehow found this neato site.

Envision The Past - Michigan Politics and Government Free E-Books
History of The Great Lakes States. Michigan History - Politics and Government. Envision The Past Website lists multiple free e-book articles and books about Michigan political and legal history's early years and past 1800's 1900's era, to read on computer, smartphone, ipad...etc. Topics include government, women, suffrage, local government, citizenship, boundaries, constabulary, convention to form a constitution and many more great reading topics for education and knowledge.

One fascinating read is the book on the Republican Party's Beginnings in Michigan.

The Book is titled "Under the Oaks; Commemorating the Fiftienth Anniversary of the Founding of the The Republican Party at Jackson, Michigan,on July 6, 1854". From the Detroit Tribune 1904.
Whether you are Independent, Republican, Democrat, voting for first time, never voted (register and vote, this is an historic election cycle) it is a great read.

"Under the Oaks" Mobile Version at Envision the Past Mobile Version of "Under the Oaks"
" Under the Oaks" Desktop Version Desktop version of "Under the Oaks"

"Under The Oaks" Michigan Historical Marker, Jackson, Michigan Michigan Historical Marker
in Jackson, Michigan.

Michigan Historical Markers Compilation Website  The Michigan Historical Marker Website of designated historic sites. Topics, Michigan counties, locations and photos.
Michigan State Historic Sites Listing at Wikipedia

"Under the Oaks" from Internet Archive Mobile Version of Book.
Envision the Past's other pages:
Great Lakes History, Politics and Government at Envision the Past The Great Lakes

Ohio History, Politics and Government at Envision The Past Ohio

Indiana History, Politics and Government at Envision the Past Indiana

Wisconsin History, Politics and Government at Envision the Past Wisconsin

Oh, here's a Swing State definition link
Swing State Definition at Wikipedia According to Wiki, also means battleground state and purple state. Interesting.

May 4, 2016 John Kasich, Ohio Governor Suspends Presidential Campaign Speech C-Span Video

May 3 2016 Ted Cruz, Texas U.S.Senator, Suspends Presidential Campaign Speech C-Span Video

May 1, 2016 Bernie Sander's News Conference National Press Club Democratic Presidential Candidate Vermont United States Senator Bernie Sanders discusses Democrat Nomination Process.

April 27, 2016 Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump Speech National Press Club  Presumptive Republican nominee Businessman, Builder, Entrepreneur, Donald J.Trump's "America First" Foreign Policy Speech, event held by National Interest Magazine and parent organization Center for the National Interest.

April 7, 2016 Hillary Clinton Speech On Counter Terrorism  Democratic Presidential Candidate, Former United States Secretary of State and former New York, United States Senator Hillary Clinton's Remarks on Counterterrorism.

March 15, 2015 Bernie Sanders Phoenix, Arizona Primary Night Speech U.S. Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders, won the States of Illinois and Missouri.

Professor Blue Collar Scholar Michigan Manufacturing Belt, Commercials, Commercials, Commercials Lecture: Turned TV on and heard the term "Rust Belt" used on one of the news channels discussing politics, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, the elections, voters, West Virginia primary, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and other states. Opinions were being shared on how competitive the presidential candidates will be in these states. Interesting discussion. Then a commercial came on. Then another. Then another. Then another. Television Advertisement Definition Wikipedia When the show finally came back on after the commercials, another subject was the topic of conversation. Still wanted to hear more about their opinions on candidate competiveness in "rust belt" states. What's nice about the internet is with our smartphones or computers, we can do our own research and form our own opinions. Thought...hmmm...google it...see what comes up! Found the following:
Rust Belt definition at Wikipedia Read more about the "rust belt" topic and"rust belt" was traditionally referred to as the manufacturing belt, factory belt, steel belt, as opposed to rust belt. Hopefully, if manufacturing jobs and careers increase in the "rust belt" states, the traditional terms will become part of our lexicon again.

Talking about advertising, Tv campaign ads and such. It's that time of the season...
Political TV Advertising-Political Campaign Definition Wikipedia


The Living Room Candidate Presidential Campaign Commercials Election Years 1952-2012. More than 300 commercials.

The Commission on Presidential Debates, Debate Transcripts Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debate Transcripts 1960-2012.
Commission on Presidential Debates Homepage

Ron Gunzberger's Politics 1, Presidency 2016 American Elections, Campaigns, Candidates and more. "The Most Comprehensive Guide To U.S. Politics Since...1997". Great job!
Independence Hall Association's U.S. History Website Wonderful website created by The Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. "History For The Mind...And Heart" displays at top of page. How true! The free online courses, textbooks are awesome. United States History, Ancient Civilizations and American Government is great subject matter for all students of history to learn or relearn. The Independence Hall Association's archived media is like walking through a virtual museum of American History. So cool. The 2016 Democrat Convention is being held in Philly (shortened expression for Philadelphia, if you didn't know) Pennsylvania this year. Great website to visit. Great job.

National Press Club Website World's Leading Professional Organization For Journalists. Calendar, List of Speakers, Multimedia and much more.
National Press Club "About Us" Page Their Story. History (established 1908), Mission, Business, Career Opportunities, Leadership

National Press Club Speaker's Available Audio, Video and Transcripts

Bowling Green State University BGSU University Libraries LibGuide Internet sites with Primary Sources for United States History. Presidents, campaigns, elections, documents and much more subject matter links for education and knowledge.
The American Presidency Project University of California at Santa Barbara, UCSB's John Wooley and Gerhard Peters United States Presidential History site is a labor of love and it's obvious alot of hard work was put into the sites construction. Historical archives of current and former President's State of the Union, Inaugural, party convention addresses, fireside chats, speeches, vetoes, messages, papers, letters, executive orders, Democrat-Republican party platforms, Presidential library museum links and more. Great job.

U.S. Presidential Libraries and Museums at Archive.gov  Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton Presidential Library, George W. Bush Libraries websites. Learn, visit, research and explore online.
President Harry S. Truman Little White House Key West Florida President "Give em' Hell, Harry" Truman's Little White House in Key West, Florida. Great tour. Check out the Christmas Ornaments.
More Presidential Libraries and Museums Online Listings at Wikipedia

Presidential Elections, 1789 to 1920: Resource Guides United States Library of Congress website. Takes you wayback in time to 1789 thru 1920 "manuscripts, letters, broadsides, government documents, prints, photographs, sheet music, sound recordings, films, and newspaper articles". Collection of primary source materials. Great historical lookback at elections for the Executive Branch of our government, The Presidency of the United States circa 1789 through 1920.
Blue Collar Michigan Scholar Rap: Compared to our times today, the times back then were more challenging for our Presidential candidates, communications wise. Presidential campaigns during the early periods operated before the advent of broadcast radio, television, electricity, telephones, recordings, automobiles and other amenities we enjoy today like smartphones, the internet, world wide web.

In the Earlier times and years of the Presidency, there were no ABC, Bloomberg Tv, CBS, C-Span, NBC, CNN, Dish Tv, Direct Tv, Fox News, MSNBC, Newsmax Tv, Free Speech Tv, Talk Radio, telephone companies..etc. There were newspapers. Political candidates penned editorials in local newspapers. Citizens wrote in letters to the editor. Candidate's Speeches delivered in various public and private venues. People walked and traveled by horse.

Communications were much slower then. Word of mouth. Imagine the challenges of a Presidential campaign during the era. How hard the candidates must of worked to earn each vote. They loved our great country, wanted it to be successful, forever into the future. Each candidate had a vision for this future and their own prescription for it's success, using the communications tools of those earliest times, just as
Hillary Clinton,

Donald Trump,

Bernie Sanders,

Ted Cruz-Carly Fiorina,

John Kasich use the communications tools of our times today.
In our mind's eye, just can't picture the time the Father of our Country, George Washington, our First President, Facebooking, Instagramming, Tweeting on Twitter or whatevering. One pictures George Washington exclaiming "I cannot tell a lie, it's folly! That's what it is. folly, John Adams"!

If you don't know who John Adams is, why not take the time to visit the highly educational United States Library of Congress Presidential Elections History Website to learn more?
United States Presidential History at Library of Congress 1789 thru 1920 years.

Running for your school's class president office, college dorm council or another position of political office in your organization or local area? How do I write the campaign speech? What do I put in my speech? What ideas can make my campaign speech better? Great how to article from the pros.
Scholastic Magazines Article on Insider Tips for Writing Campaign Speeches 

Wikihow's How To Write A Campaign Speech

Our White House Campaign Election Kit

All our Presidential Candidates during the 2016 elections cycle worked extremely hard explaining their vision for our Country, just like earlier candidates for President did in previous Presidential election cycle campaigns of the past. Take part in this history.
Register to Vote. Then Vote.
Take the Time.




Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Rally Around The Campaign Music!





Last post concerned blue-collar working for a living music. Different songs and bands. Got to thinking...hmmm...what are the songs 2016 President candidates are spinning and playing at their campaign rallies. I have heard "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by Rolling Stones, "Revolution" The Beatles, "Tiny Dancer" Elton John, "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister played at Donald Trump Rally's on C-Span. Bernie Sanders played a David Bowie song "Starman" at the end of a televised rally. Bernie Sanders recorded a record album years ago. For a look at Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, and other former 2016 presidential candidates song choices, read pieces below.
President Richard Nixon played accordion and was an accomplished pianist. President Bill Clinton played Tenor Sax on The Arsenio Hall Show. Mike Huckabee is a bass player in a group called Capitol Offense, and Martin O'Malley is  in a Celtic band called "O'Malley's March". Businessman and Entrepreneur Donald J. Trump is the former star and creator of the long running hit Tv series "The Apprentice" soon to be starring Arnold Schwartzeneggar, former Governor of California, movie star and World Famous bodybuider.
Off Topic Prediction: Even more future politicians and Presidents from Business, Media (First was Ronald Reagan Radio,  Movies, Television, California Governor, U.S. President 1981-1989) and possibly Sports.  "The times they are a changing" to quote Bob Dylan.



Rolling Stone Magazine Politics News Piece "Complete Guide To The 2016 Candidates Favorite Music" by David Browne February 1, 2016

The Music Each 2016 Candidate Chooses And Why by Amber Phillips Washington Post September 15, 2015

The following piece goes wayback in time to Presidents from our past.
Constitution Center Blog "How Presidential Campaign Songs Have Rallied Supporters" January 22, 2016 by Scott Bomboy

Labels: , , , , , , ,

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Blue Collar Baby Boomers Tunes Payday Weekend Working Men Women


Blue-Collar Baby Boomer Payday Weekend Working Songs!

Put a Quarter in the Juke Box. Play that Music. Baker's Dozen Plus of Favorite Blue Collar Rock Country and Working Rambling Gambling Songs Singles and Music Links. Blue Collar and All Collars Rock n Roll, Soul, Country, Blues Music.


If We May, Some Great Blue Collar Scholarly Michigan Free Campaign Political Advice, musically speaking, from a working perspective for presumptive Democrat Republican Party nominees (Please exercise your right to vote. Don't forget to register to vote for your candidate favorites in your states Presidential primaries, caucuses...etc and August Primaries and General Elections. Thanks. USA!)

2016 United States Presidential Candidates:
Donald J. Trump, New York Businessman, Builder, Entrepreneur, Opinion Leader, Producer, Creator "The Apprentice" Program.

Vermont's U.S. Senator, Former Member of U.S. House of Representatives, Bernie Sander's 2016 For U.S. President Campaign Site,

New York's Former U.S.Senator, President Obama's Former Secretary of State and Spouse of Former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton,

Texas's U.S. Senator Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Vice-President Running Mate California's Carly Fiorina Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Candidate for 2016 President,

Ohio's Governor, Former Fox News Talk Channel "Heartland" Tv Program and Former Member U.S House of Representatives Ohio's John Kasich.

"Got My Mojo Workin'" Willie Dixon, Poet Laureate of the Blues, Father of Modern Chicago Blues.
Cleveland Ohio's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Willie Dixon Biographical Information.

"Working Man" Rush
"Blue Collar Man" Styx
"Blue Collar" Bachman Turner Overdrive BTO
"Takin' Care of Business"
"Runnin' Down a Dream" Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
"Born On The Bayou" Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Jumpin' Jack Flash" "Start Me Up" Rolling Stones
"Back in the USA" Chuck Berry
"Back in the USA" covered by Linda Ronstadt
"Living in the USA" Steve Miller Band
"Memphis, Tennessee" Chuck Berry
"Memphis, Tennessee" covered by Johnny Rivers
"Hound Dog" "Mystery Train" Elvis Presley
"Pipeline" The Chantay
"Wipeout" The Surfaris

Music. Universal Language. Music. Speaks to Everyone. All demographics in our United States. Music genres from Big Band Swing, Country, Blues, Rockabilly, Folk, Jazz, Rock and Roll, Classical, Bluegrass, Electric, Acoustic, Brass and more. We "vote" with our feet, dancing to it or walking away. We "vote" with our ears daily, with changeable listening habits by channel-surfing radio stations, pre-programming cd tracks, songs on playlists until we hear that One song. Then another. Play it again, Sam, if it rocks. The music plus the words, the memories. Plus, most importantly, the Beat. It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing (Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett Lady GaGa).
Get the Okey Dokey from the musicians to use some of our favorite Michigan Soul and Rock and Rollers songs on this list at your campaign events in our great Wolverine state and all the other states of the union. Your endorsements help the artists, and we like hearing their songs. Their music, brings back memories, makes the campaign events, rallies, townhalls, ads, commercials, videos even more memorable for us.
The Big 3 song ingredients (listening to music, cruising down those old roads and highways in our cars and trucks is a popular topic, forever written about in popular music) of Music, Words, and Beat create Memories, a Final Four, if you will, my sports analogy, of song ingredients. Hearing the song for the first time, we like it or we don't. We know immediately. Sometimes, repeated listening to a song that we didn't like at first, leads to a greater appreciation of the tune. We begin to enjoy it.

Sporting venues, stadiums serve dual music roles. During basketball, baseball, football, hockey games ...etc., different song's lyrical content are utilized to inspire the fan's and players. Second, live bands, musicians, organizations and political campaigns utilize these same venues for concerts, speaking engagements and campaign rallies.
Similar to sports, politics are competitive and a competition in the arena of ideas, ideals, solutions. They are disimilar in various areas and aspects, also.

Movie soundtracks present a perfect example of the power of memorable songs matched to certain scenes in the picture. Especially the epilogue. Hmmm. Maybe political campaigns of the future might want to issue a soundtrack for their individual campaigns. Video single or album. Getting the artist's or musicians ok, of course, which is understandably challenging because politics can be divisive; music brings people together and transcends politics.
More political candidate musicians might be in our future. Famously, Arkansas's Governor Bill Clinton played tenor saxophone on Arsenio Hall's talk show in 1992. If you weren't keeping up with politics back then, like alot of us didn't, that musical event was newsworthy in that day and time. Different. Memorable. He went on to become President of the United States. Arkansas' former Governor Mike Huckabee, 2008, 2016 election cycles presidential candidate is an accomplished bass player. At the end of his live Sunday night "Huckabee" Tv program, 2008-2015 on Fox News, he would play bass in his band, ending each show with a song. Sometimes with his Tv show's visiting musical guests. Interestingly, both Bill Clinton and Mike Huckabee are musician's and former Governor's from Arkansas. Cool and "hat's off" to the great state of Arkansas.
Read that Mike Huckabee is a big fan of Michigan's Grand Funk Railroad Mike Huckabee on why Music is More than Just a Hobby and his Grand Funk Railroad Story. September 8 2007 Making Music Magazine Article. The strong, driving bass beat was a unique, distinguishing factor and major ingredient of the Grand Funk Railroad sound, as were their amazing vocals, guitar playing, drumming and keyboards. Originals. Unique. Blue Collar Michigan Rock and Roll at it's finest. They sold out New York's Shea Stadium and Madison Square Garden. Mike Huckabee is accomplished on bass guitar, it makes perfect sense he would enjoy Grand Funk Railroad. "We're an American Band" is a classic American blue-collar rock and roll song. Still hear it on FM radio 40 yrs later, along with Grand Funk's hit cover of Little Eva's "Locomotion".To have Flint, Michigan's Grand Funk Railroad Band nominated, voted for, and inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio would be "Some Kind of Wonderful" and broadcast to the world the musical significance and contribution Grand Funk Railroad made to rock and roll music history, and make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio even "Closer to Home" for us in Michigan.

If TV commercials contain popular music, why not candidates campaigns tv ads, online video ads, banner ads? One day, maybe future politicos, politicians, will write and perform their own songs. Could be a mix of fun and serious, of course. Release their cd on their campaign website or Music video with lyrics. Free download or voluntary donation. Direct to a charity of our choice. Of course, depends on current campaign finance law guidelines. Candidates could Draw on their Inner Dylan, Johnny Cash, Waylon, Beatles, Hemingway, Shakespeare and write timeless lyrics. Choose the right musical notes, chords, instrumentation. Voila! A single or album with video and lyrics included, of course. With today's digital music tools and software extremely cost-effective, shouldn't be too hard. Will Billboard, Rolling Stone or other musical media enterprise have a Top 10 Political singles, album's or video's chart list if this became popular? Cool, uncool, who knows?

Since the Gop convention 2016 is being held in Cleveland, Ohio this year, makes alot of sense to visit Cleveland's Historic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum Site. Great place to start your music history lessons. Visitor's to the website can vote for each years nominee's. Awesome! Detroit, Michigan's Motown Museum Site is cool. The Motown Sound Changed Music history and created new, favorites, classics, timeless, original music standards we still tap our foot to today and hear on TV, movie soundtracks, commercials, radio and music playlists. Remember, every state has their own homegrown music recording artists. Use their songs, if it's OK with the musicians, of course. Might getcha' a coupla of votes, probably more. Just sayin'. My advice and a couple of George Washington's gets you a great cup of coffee at the local diner. Don't forget to tip the waitress! She's workin' hard to pay those bills, like the rest of us. : ) Thanks.

Motown Museum Detroit, Michigan

Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Website Vote for your favorite Michigan Hall of Fame Music Artists and their songs. Great Site. Thanks guys and gals. Michigan Rocks!



Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum Cleveland, Ohio You can vote for your favorite Hall of Fame nominees yearly.Rockhall.com Voting 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Voting Results. If you missed vote for your favorite music candidates nominees this year, vote next year.

Songfacts Songs about Working

Songfacts browse songs artists awesome site

Songfacts Main Page

"We're An American Band" Flint, Michigan's Grand Funk Railroad
"I'm Your Captain (Closer To Home) Flint, Michigan's Grand Funk Railroad
"Locomotion" Grand Funk Cover of Little Eva song
"Some Kind Of Wonderful" GFR rendition of Soul Brothers Six song.
Grand Funk Railroad The American Band

Mark Farner

"Money" Motown Detroit, Michigan Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
"Inner City Blues", "What's Going On" Motown  Detroit Michigan's Marvin Gaye
Boots Top Ten Patriotic Country Songs
"Blue Suede Shoes" Carl Perkins
"Drivin' My Life Away" Eddie Rabbitt

"Back On The Road Again" REO Speedwagon
"A Hard Day's Night" The Beatles
"Let it Rock" Chuck Berry. Covered by Michigan's Homegrown Bob Seger Silver Bullet Band.
"Rock and Roll Music" Chuck Berry
"Listen To The Music" California's Doobie Bros.
"Gloria" Shadows of Knight
"Gloria" Them with Van Morrison
"Stand By Me" Ben E. King
"Makin' Thunderbirds" Bob Seger
"Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" Bob Seger
"Pa Pa Was A Rolling Stone" Motown Detroit, Michigan's The Temptations
"Reach Out I'll Be There" Motown Detroit's The Four Tops
"Maggie's Farm" Bob Dylan
"Tangled Up In Blue" Minnesota's Bob Dylan
"Boom Boom" and any and anything by Detroit blues recording artist John Lee Hooker.  "Chasing The Echoes: John Lee Hooker in Detroit" Awesome piece Jefferson Blues Magazine.
"Weekend Warrior" Michigan's Motor City Madman Ted Nugent
"Dancing in the Street" Motown Detroit, Michigan's Martha Reeves and The Vandellas
The Mama's and PaPa's recorded a version, also.
"Every Picture Tells A Story" Rod Stewart
"For Those About To Rock, We Salute You" AC/DC
"Won't Get Fooled Again" The Who
"We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place" Eric Burdon and The Animals.
"House of The Rising Son" also covered by Michigan's Frigid Pink
"Elected" Michigan's Alice Cooper
"Allentown" about steel industry, Billy Joel
"I Am Woman" Melbourne, Australia's Helen Reddy
Working Day Music from New Jersey's Bruce Springsteen "Factory" and Bon Jovi "Living On A Prayer"

Top 100 Labor Day and American Workers Songs
Wow!  Author Robert Hall Worked Very Hard Putting This American Worker Jobs Songs and Tunes Blog Website Together. Great photos and explanations of song's lyrical content. Great J-O-B, Mr. Hall. Truly a labor of love. Thanks!
"25 or 6 to 4" "Make Me Smile" Chicago

"Make It Funky" Barnwell, South Carolina's James Brown The Godfather of Soul, creator of music genre of Funk.

State of Indiana's John Cougar Mellencamp all his LP's have soul and rock. "Scarecrow", "Uhhuh", "Lonesome Jubilee" and "American Fool" great spins.
"Devil With A Blue Dress On" Detroit Michigan Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels.
"I Heard It Through The Grapevine" Detroit, Michigan Motown's Gladys Knight and The Pips. Detroit's Motown Marvin Gaye also did a cover version of Grapevine.
"Good Vibrations", "Fun Fun Fun", "Surf City", "Little Deuce Coupe", "Barbara Ann", "California Girls", "Wouldn't It Be Nice"  California's Beach Boys. All their tunes are Great!
"Mustang Sally" Wilson Pickett

Bachman & Turner "Taking Care of Business"
"Blue Collar" Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Styx World
"Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)" Pieces of Eight Album
"Suite Madame Blue" Styx
Elton John Official Website
"Saturday Nights All Right For Fighting" Goodbye Yellow Brick Road CD Whole Albums songs are great. "Madman Across The Water" great tunes on CD Album.

Billboard 20 Songs About Working For The Man

"Why I Sing The Blues" Mississippi's B.B. King
"Simple Man" Florida's Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Free Bird" Florida's Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Tuesday's Gone" Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Roll Over Beethoven" Missouri's Chuck Berry
"Roll Over Beethoven" ELO Electric Light Orchestra. Check out beginning of tune. Brilliant! Birmingham rocks!
"Roll Over Beethoven" The Beatles
"Johnny B. Goode" Favorite guitar song classic. Missouri's Chuck Berry songs been covered by everyone. American classic. Covered by Jimi Hendrix, and every rock n roll band around the world. Songs in a Time capsule on the Moon. Who can forget Michael J. Fox's Johnny B. Goode version in movie classic "Back To The Future"?
Heck, any song by Mr. Berry Rocks.
"Get Ready" Motown Detroit, MI The Temptations
"Get Ready" Michigan band Rare Earth
"Soul Sister" The Four Gents Flint, Michigan
ZZ Top web "Just Got Paid" Rio Grande Mud Album
"Runnin' Down a Dream" Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.
Loverboy Band Official Working For the Weekend from Get Lucky Album

Johnny Paycheck Music "Take This Job and Shove It" Johnny Paycheck

Dolly Parton Entertainment
"9 to 5" Dolly Parton

Huey Lewis And The News California
"Workin' For a Livin'" Huey Lewis and The News

Rush Website
"Working Man" Rush
"Closer To The Heart" Rush

Flippin' through Michigan FM radio stations with remote control. Adding more favorite songs that I forgot about.
Doors "Break on Through" "Roadhouse Blues"
L.A. Woman
Cream "Sunshine of Your Love" "White Room"
Humble Pie "I Don't Need No Doctor"
Peter Frampton "Do You Feel Like We Do"
"Jumpin' Jack Flash" cover. Frampton Comes Alive LP.

Rocklists Music List Rolling Stone Magazines Top 100, 500, Essential Albums, Songs, Singles, 1950's, 1960's, 1970's,1980's, 1990's, 2000-2015, Critics List Reader's Choices, Last 20, 25 years, Greatest Guitar Songs, Artists.

Jann Wenner's Rolling Stone Magazine an American Classic Music Mag

Kiss "Rock and Roll All Nite Party All Day"
Rolling Stones "Jumpin' Jack Flash" "It's Only Rock and Roll" Rolling Stones are the best.
Anything by Boston. Especially first 2 albums.
Moody Blues.
Montrose.


Foghat "Fool For The City" "Slow Ride"
Pink Floyd "Money"
Deep Purple "Highway Star" "Smoke On The Water" "Space Truckin'"
Uriah Heep "Look At Yourself"

The Flint, Michigan I.M.A. Industrial Mutual Association had many of the above favorite groups perform.
Detroit's Cobo Hall and others, also.

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Beatles! Know the sites all over the map, musically and topically speaking. It's a Rock Soul Stew Country Blues Jukebox Playlist of favorite blue collar, baby boomer, white collar, heck...all collars music, songs and tunes. Don't forget to Register to Vote.
Then, Vote. Thanks!



Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Destination Michigan CMU Public Broadcasting Show

Visit Destination Michigan WCMU TV Program 
Site

Michigan people and places travelogue.
Spotlighting people, places making Michigan a great state to live. Video archive, program schedule on page.
A Central Michigan University Public Television Original Series.

Go Chips!!!


Labels: , , , , , ,

Friday, April 22, 2016

Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network Channel

Register To Vote
REGISTER TO VOTE! Don't Forget To Register to Vote so you are able to vote in Michigan's Primary and General Elections 2016.

Last Day To Register to Vote in August 2, 2016 State of Michigan Primary Election is JULY 5, 2016.

Last Day to Register to Vote in November 8, 2016 State of Michigan General Election is OCTOBER 11, 2016





Ever wondered what does C-Span stand for?
Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network
Since 1979.

C-Span Washington Journal Phone Numbers Call In:
GOP 202 748-8001
DEMOCRAT 202 748-8000
INDEPENDENT 202 748-8002
TWITTER @cspanwj
FACEBOOK facebook.com/cspan
C-Span occasionally changes phone numbers allocation per topic discussed. Verify phone numbers per specific daily Washington Journal Topic.
Washington Journal C-SPAN WebPage

Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network Schedule

Great tv, radio, podcasts, live streams, viewer call-in, legislative, history, interviews, learning, educational, all sides, views, opinions, debates, arguments of  issues programming



Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network Blog

Now you know what C-Span stands for.

Stay informed. Paticipate on Twitter, Facebook. Call-in. Stay informed.

Best thing? No commercials!

Browse Their Excellent Series Programs
C-SPAN Series A thru Z


Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Convention Facts Delegates Tally GOP Site

Grand Old Party Convention Facts Delegates Tally Webpage

Informative page concerning GOP delegates process pertaining, leading up to and during GOP 2016 Convention for President.
Page has map of US delegate numbers per states and latest tally of delegate numbers for Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich.

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , ,

The United Nations News Page

United Nations (U.N.) News

United Nations (U.N.) English Homepage

Informative, educational global & international perspectives.

Labels: , , , ,

2016 President Candidates Energy Policies and Latest Oil Gas Energy News

U.S. Govt Energy Information Administration Website. Great website. Stats, outlook, info,latest prices & more. Informative, educational.



Fuel Fix- Houston Chronicle Texas Newspaper Energy Site

Upstream, downstream, midstream oil gas latest news.


2016 For Prez Candidates on Energy

Hillary Clinton Energy Policy

Governor of Ohio John Kasich Energy Plan


Senator Ted Cruz Legislation Bill on Energy

Senator Bernie Sanders Energy Policy


Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Smartphones Like New Vehicles, More Power, Options.

Smartphones technological innovations amazing. Similar to lastest breakthroughs in automotive technologies. Faster, more bells and whistles, options. News, reviews latest, newest, older phones, feature phones, smartphones from different telecommunications  carriers, glossary of terms, operating systems (OSes) at Phone Scoop.


PhoneScoop Lastest New Phones Review Site

Labels: , , , , , , , , ,

Saturday, April 16, 2016

USA! USA! USA! Waving American Flags Animated Gifs at Best Animations Gif Images Website.

Patriotic American Eagle US Flag Animated Gif


Waving flags, flags and more flags. American and other countries flags at Best Animations flags website.

Best Animations U.S. flags webpage


Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Friday, April 15, 2016

Why Manufacturing Matters!

American Flag Animated Gif


Imagine.
Just One Manufacturing Job Repatriated back to the United States provides a good paycheck for a person and their family. Spending creates consumption, you know, buying things. Creating more jobs for others (that 1 job becomes roughly 7 or 8 jobs in other areas of our economy, due to that one paycheck's expenditure. Strengthening small businesses, entrepreneurs, the backbone of our country) and their employees. Creating more work. More hiring. More jobs and More paychecks! Also, each paycheck pays into Social Security and Medicare, strengthening them for us and future citizens. When a person has a job, they feel good, positive and productive. The American Spirit is refreshed, revitalized and reinvigorated. Just One Job. What if Many Manufacturing Jobs were Brought Back?
Imagine.


US Bureau of Labor Statistics Manufacturing Latest Statistics Data, older, current sector stats, numbers. Labor union density. Informative, educational  website



The Manufacturing Footprint and the Importance of U.S. Manufacturing Jobs



Donald Trump Reforming U.S. China Trade Relationship To Make America Great Again



Bernie Sanders On Trade


Hillary Clinton Manufacturing Is Critical to the U.S. Economy

Ted Cruz Jobs and Opportunity

John Kasich Creating Jobs and Strengthening the Economy

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ted Cruz Donald Trump CNN Family Townhalls Transcripts

Ted Cruz Family Townhall CNN Transcript


Donald Trump Family Townhall CNN Transcript

Thanks, Newsweek.



Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Trump Pens WSJ Op-Ed Let Me Ask America A Question

"Let Me Ask America A Question" by Donald J.Trump Wall Street Journal Opinion Commentary


Hillary Clinton Meets with New York Daily News Editorial Board Opinion Section Interview Transcript


Bernie Sanders Meets with New York Daily News Editorial Board Opinion Section Transcript


John Kasich Meets with New York Daily News Editorial Board Opinion Section Transcript



Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Vrooooom! Get Your Bad Motor Scooters Running! American Motorcyclist Association AMA Site.

AMA American Motorcyclist Association Webpage.
Riding, racing, news, rights, events, hall of fame and more.

Labels: , , , , , , , , ,

What a Kick! U.S. Soccer Federation Sports Website.

U.S. Soccer Federation Website.

Goals, history, National Hall of Fame, rosters, calendars, tournaments, news, tickets, stats, results and more soccer info.

Labels: , , , , , , , , ,

Run The Table! Eight Ball Side Pocket! American Poolplayers Association US Amateur Championship Rock and Rolls.

World's Largest Pool League
The Nation's Most Prestigious Amateur Pool Tournament.
The Governing Body of Amateur Pool
U.S. Amateur Championship
Women's U.S. Amateur Championship
Latest Standings, photos, news, brackets, tournament archives, Hall of Champions and more pool playing information.
U.S. Amateur Championship A.P.A. American Poolplayers Association

The Great Sport of Pool.
Run The Table!

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,