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May 27, 2012

Chasing the Lightning

Take time to read this rich history tale.  

Many games of cat and mouse were played.  

Fortunes made and lost.  

All through out the nation moonshine stills can be found.  Some areas had more of the running that other.

This is a trade that has been happening for centuries all over the world.  Yet it is the American way that has made legends.

It would make one hell of a movie.


The Blue Ridge moonshining trade has changed significantly in the last century.  Far fewer people are involved in it now, though today’s bootlegger is able to distill more alcohol with less work than his counterpart of the early 1900s.  Modern moonshine is made with vast quantities of sugar and relatively little grain.  Contemporary bootleggers have little or no experience with the apple or peach brandy so common in the late 1800s.  Stills are now often hidden under roof rather than in fields or mountain hollows.  Today’s moonshine buyer is far more likely to live in a major eastern city than in the small southern mill towns and coal camps of the past.  Even so, the old-time mystique of the Blue Ridge moonshiner prevails.

Franklin County WV

Stupid Drunk Tricks

via The Blaze
A 21-year-old woman who was shot in the hip by a Colorado homeowner after police said she drunkenly wandered into a house now faces a felony trespassing charge, prosecutors said.
Ripple apparently ignored warnings from the couple that they had a gun and walked into their bedroom. Homeowner Timothy Justice fired one shot in the darkness, police said.


The title is the number of Catholics in the US.

via CNS News
“Some unjust laws impose such injustices on individuals and organizations that disobeying the laws may be justified,” the bishops state in a document developed to be inserted into church bulletins in Catholic parishes around the country in June.