2. From the “people you never heard of, but significantly helped America gain its independence category”- #1 - comes the story of Haym Solomon. Mr. Solomon arranged financing to keep the Continental Army alive during its darkest days. Besides funding the army, he extended no-interest loans to Madison, Monroe and Jefferson among others. At the time of his death at the age of 44 in 1785, he was owed $600,000. Without his contributions, the USA might never have won their independence.
3. Today, July 07, is national Strawberry Sundae Day.
4. “We are facing all kinds of trouble in our country and in the world…we are the front line. We are the last line of defense, and if we fail, liberty will be lost. It is only through God that we will pull our family, our nation out of the grasp and the jaws of hell and bring it back to a Christ-centered nation where we need to be.” Glenn Beck
5. While I won’t be at the US Women’s Open at the Lancaster Country Club, it is nonetheless going to be pretty cool to watch the tourney on Fox Sports knowing that the event is taking place so close to where we live.
6. From the “people you never heard of, but significantly helped America gain its independence category”- #2 - comes the story of Christopher Ludwick. Mr. Ludwick was commissioned as the superintendent of bakers in 1777. Before Ludwick took over, the bread used to feed the army was hard enough to stop bullets. Because of his contribution of baking bread, the army had adequate provisions, even at Valley Forge.
7. We are less than 2 months away from the first Penn State Football game. The Lions travel to Philadelphia on September 05 to take on the Temple Owls. PSU’s first home game is against Buffalo on Sept. 12. #GoNits
8. So I read a story about a guy recently who ripped a confederate flag off of the back of a semi-truck. Nothing unusual until you hear the rest of the story --- he did it when the truck was moving in traffic. I know people are passionate about removing those flags, but doing it while running after a truck on a highway?
9. Oil forecasters believe that the price of a gallon of gasoline may drop to $2.00 this fall.
10. The following are the general fund expenditures from the Pennsylvania $29.4 billion ’14-’15 budget:
a. PreK-12 Education 35%
b. Medical Assistance & Long Term Elderly Care 22.8%
c. Welfare 16%
d. Corrections 7.5%
e. Higher Education 5.5%
11. By reviewing the expenditures above, you can see why education funding is so very important to both political parties. The Dems say that it is not enough and the Reps say that it is too much. Where is Goldilocks when you need her.