Buyers from Hell

I have bought and sold many homes in my life, the most recent a fabulous waterfront property on Lake of the Woods in Virginia where for nearly 11 years we had the most wonderful neighbors and made the best of friends. We absolutely loved living on the lake and we will miss everyone we knew there!

When I was asked, however, to compare my home selling experience at Lake of the Woods with the many homes I have bought and sold in my life, I responded that I would rather be tortured with a high voltage cattle prod shoved up my ass than to have to sell another waterfront home at Lake of the Woods. The entire “selling” experience was cruel and unusual punishment.

Now that the sale is finally complete and recorded and paid, I think the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr are appropriate to describe how we feel today:

“Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.”

Have a great winter everyone, and remember – if you are thinking about selling waterfront property at Lake of the Woods in Virginia – consider torturing yourself repeatedly with a high voltage cattle prod first. Then you will be prepared for all the pain and suffering and torture that lies ahead.

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Confederate Pride

For all the historical revisionists in our country today who want to erase our nation’s history, you can kiss my confederate-heritage ass and here is why:

My great-grandfather was Landon Brame Edwards (1845 – 1910). He was educated at Randolph-Macon College. At age 18, he left college and enlisted in Drewry’s Company, Virginia Artillery, and served the Confederate States of America until the end of the Civil War. After the war, my great-grandfather attended Richmond Medical College and New York University, where he received his M.D. in 1867.

Dr. Edwards became editor of the Virginia Medical Monthly and secretary of the Medical Society of Virginia, of which he was a founding member. He was an intern in the Charity Hospital on Blackwell’s Island and then assistant physician at the hospital for nervous diseases at Lake Mahopac, New York. He engaged in practice in 1868 at Lynchburg, Virginia, and two years later was active in establishing the Medical Society of Virginia.

In 1871, he married Nancy Pettyjohn Rucker (1849 – 1912) – my great-grandmother – who is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Founded in 1890, the DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. My great-grandparents gave birth to my grandfather, Landon Beirne Edwards in 1887, who married Kathleen Caughy Edwards (1890 – 1970). Her father, my other great-grandfather – was Charles M. Caughy who in 1893 was appointed by President Cleveland to be the United States Consul to Messina, Sicily, where he remained for 14 years. He transferred to be Consul to Milan, where he served until his return to the United States just before his death in 1913. My grandfather and grandmother gave birth to my father Alfred Caughy Edwards in 1922 who married my mother and gave birth to me. I have two sons and a granddaughter who inherit this heritage from me.

I am proud of my heritage, and to be an American who served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. My father served in WWII. My grandfather in WWI. My great-grandfather in the Civil War, and my great-great-great-grandfather in the American Revolution. That is a history to be proud of my friends and it is something I will never let anyone take away.

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Labor Triangle

Workers Just Got Screwed

Two Trump nominees quietly advanced out of committee this week in the U.S. Senate.

The Washington Free Beacon reported that the Senate committee voted to advance the nominations of Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

If confirmed, the powerful labor board will consist of two anti-worker Republicans, two pro-union Democrats and the current NLRB Chairman Philip A. Miscimarra.

Miscimarra is a violent anti-worker Republican who retaliated against a whistleblower at his agency a few days after his appointment by President Trump.

Inside the power triangle of “Labor” in the United States there are company bosses, union bosses, and the peasants. With this new Labor Board, it is the American worker that is going to get screwed.

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