20200921: MAGA Protest Against Stupidity, Swanton, Ohio

Looks like this one is west of the mistake on the lake also known as Cleveland.

Wiki is not much help today:

A post office called Swanton has been in operation since 1827.[6] The village takes its name from nearby Swan Creek.[7]

In the heyday of steam power, Swanton was home to the A. D. Baker Company, a manufacturer of steam powered traction engines and road contractors’ equipment. It was at the Baker Company that an improved valve gear for steam engines was developed. A Baker employee named Gifford is credited with the initial idea, which was subsequently developed into the Baker valve gear and patented in 1903. Baker valve ear was eventually manufactured by The Pilliod Company, another Swanton business. Baker valve gear from Pilliod saw widespread use on U.S. steam locomotives for railroads in the first half of the 20th century.

On February 15, 1992, Air Transport International Flight 805 crashed in Swanton, killing all four people on board.[8]

On June 6, 2019, a vehicle left parked on the tracks next to the Main Street railroad crossing resulted in a derailment that knocked out power to the town and much of the surrounding area, and hampered traffic on one of the main rail lines linking the Midwest to the East Coast.[9]

And, as of this evening, the keepers of the wiki page can make another entry:

On Monday, September 21, 2020, President Donald J. Trump held a Make America Great Again protest against stupidity at the airport.

Swanton does, though, have a unique claim to fame.

Swanton Memorial Park is home to one of E. M. Viquesney‘s “Spirit of the American Doughboy” statues. The sculpture was one of several donated as a gift by France to U.S. cities that had lost many soldiers during World War I. It is described as a “Figure of a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of No Man’s Land. He holds a grenade in his raised proper right hand and a rifle in his proper left hand.”[13] The Smithsonian Institution Research Information System lists the statue as being installed in 1926, “administered by City of Swanton, Parks Division, Swanton, Ohio.”[14] Also according to the Smithsonian, the inscription on the statue reads as follows: “Spirit of the/American Doughboy”/copyrighted by E. M. Viquesney/Georgia (On stone base:) SWANTON REMEMBERS/TO THE MEMORY/OF THE/VALIANT SONS OF/SWANTON & COMMUNITY/WORLD WAR/1917-1918/THIS MEMORIAL IS/LOVINGLY DEDICATED/WE HOLD THEM IN OUR/GRATEFUL HEARTS WITH/REVERENCE AND HONOR/FOREVER/ERECTED 1926 unsigned.[13]

I’ll add live links to this post during the late afternoon as they become available.

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In the meantime, please post tweets and videos below of what’s going on in Ohio, and any travel stories you may have of the place.

283 thoughts on “20200921: MAGA Protest Against Stupidity, Swanton, Ohio

      1. Yeah, what TheWhine doing, not wearing a mask and not physical distancing and SHAKING HANDS?!?

        Doesn’t he know there’s a highly contagious political fraud on the loose?

        A real live genuine authentic propagandemic?

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    1. I am rolling on the floor….another tweet in Nicole Sganga’s twitter timeline:

      In Scott Allen’s district 97 he allows his party to sell signs calling Sen. Harris a “hoe”. …The Karen posting is verrry upset about this…

      The political sign: Just say No – Sleepy Joe and the Hoe!!! LOLOLOL….

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      1. “In Scott Allen’s district 97 he allows his party to sell signs calling Sen. Harris a “hoe”. …The Karen posting is verrry upset about this…”

        _____________

        If the blue dress fits…

        Wear it!

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  1. Our Dynamo of Energy President is making TWO rally stops today!

    RALLY LIVE STREAM LINKS

    RSBN is really on the ball! – They have direct links already lined up for the entire week!
    https://www.youtube.com/c/RightSideBroadcastingNetwork/videos?view=2&sort=dd&live_view=502&shelf_id=58

    CSPAN – https://www.c-span.org
    Dayton – https://www.c-span.org/video/?475976-1/president-trump-campaign-remarks-dayton-ohio
    Swanton – https://www.c-span.org/video/?475943-1/president-trump-campaign-remarks-swanton-ohio

    Others – check for links.
    OANN – will likely carry the rally – access via subscription or cable
    GST – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWXPkK02j6MHW-4xCJzgMuw
    FOX BUSINESS – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCXoCcu9Rp7NPbTzIvogpZg
    FOX NEWS NOW – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJg9wBPyKMNA5sRDnvzmkdg
    TRUMP CAMPAIGN LIVE STREAM sign up – https://events.donaldjtrump.com/events/livestream-president-donald-j-trump-delivers-remarks-at-great-american-comeback-event-in-fayetteville-nc

    RALLY SCHEDULE

    Mon, September 21
    5:00 PM – EDT
    Dayton, OH

    7:00 PM – EDT
    Swanton, OH

    Tue, September 22
    7:00 PM – EDT
    Moon Township, PA

    Thu, September 24
    7:00 PM – EDT
    Jacksonville, FL

    Sat, September 26
    7:00 pm – EDT
    Middletown, PA

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  2. Crowd at Dayton too!

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  3. Liking, “protest Against Stupidity”.

    Levin interview with president Trump was superb. For me, one of Levin’s best statements to President Trump, went something like: You’re not an ideologue, you are simply common sense.

    ^^^ That is the single biggest reason President Trump resonates with Americans. COMMON SENSE.

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  4. Before my life circled back to TN, I grew up in the Dayton area. Dayton traditionally is split politically. It’s starting to rebound from the manufacturing sector destruction of the past. My sister and brother-in-law work and live around Toledo. My BIL is a part time officer on the Swanton police force. He will not be working this event due to a medical appointment, but says the advance teams had everything set up well in advance. PDT will be addressing a strong crowd of patriots and area that extends well into southern Michigan. They say yard signs outnumber Hiden’s by 15-1 all the way into Detroit. The people in both states are so over the COVID garbage from the two governors. More former Dems than ever have made the conversion to MAGA.

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        1. I’m saying that if we make clear to the American public that the Dem candidates were a whole bunch of radicals who got out of the way so that the only halfway electable one – a CROOK – Biden – could be “anointed”, then it likewise becomes clear that Kamala is a radical, and the DEMS won’t be able to switch her in before the election!

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              1. Me, either – I heard they are going to slip in Big Mike – and if they win (by cheating) – Obozo will be actual Prez – isn’t that crazy?

                They must really think Big Mike has pull – STUPID!!!

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  5. You know Jim Jordan? Crowd Cheers!!! He’s a tough guy – a former wrestler!!!

    Jim’s area – washing machines – making 1000’s of washing machines – but, you know what is happening – those foreign companies are building their washing machines in the USA

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    1. PT detests spending money – and having nothing to show for it – and – he dislikes wasting money – very cost conscious – he is

      He also goes right to the people who make these items and asks why – sign of a good manager!

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    1. One thing relative to this great speech – RE fossil fuels – always point out the MERKEL paradox – how they end up PAYING MORE and STILL burning fossil fuels. So Merkel gets rid of nuclear – demands GREEN – GREEN can’t fulfill – must order fossil fuels from RUSSIA – which bought American uranium – WTH!!!

      Who’s smart? Putin or Merkel?

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  6. Oh, my – he has another rally – in Swanton, Ohio – Gee – That was the quickest rally I have seen!!!

    We need to switch streams, DP – Commentator said to close out this RSBN feed – new feed for 2nd Rally

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