Sunday, September 25, 2016

Williford, Arkansas – odd statistics

Williford is in Sharp County, northeast Arkansas, with a small area touching Missouri. The 2010 population was 75, up from the 2000 census count of 63.

Detailed 2000 numbers showed: 32 households, 18 families and 46 housing units. Racial makeup: 96.83% White; 3.17% two or more races.

Twenty-five percent of households had a child under 18; 43.8% of households were married couples living together. Forty percent were made up of individuals. Thirty percent of families and 29.6% of the total population lived below the poverty line, including 71.4% of those under 18. No one 65 or older was living in poverty.

The town has a couple of stone buildings; one is a library.

Here is a satellite view:,-91.3609756,1622a,20y,3.75t/data=!3m1!1e3

In 1930, Williford’s population was 357.

“Williford is a small community located in the eastern part of Sharp County near the Spring River, one of Arkansas’s most popular streams for recreational floating. During the early twentieth century, it was one of the county’s largest and fastest-growing towns, but since then it has experienced a steady decline resulting in an almost nonexistent business district and a population of fewer than eighty citizens.

“By 1890, the town consisted of three general stores, a saloon, a cotton gin, a blacksmith shop, a one-room schoolhouse, a doctor’s office, and a post office. By the turn of the century, the population more than doubled. In 1907, a steel frame bridge was constructed across the Spring River, stimulating growth. The Sharp County Bank was established by 1911, and, in 1912, a ten-room hotel was opened for business. Finally, on December 8, 1914, the town was officially incorporated.”

In 2004 the local school district merged with Oak Ridge Central School to become Twin Rivers school system. Twin Rivers closed in 2010.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Mariners suspend Clevenger for tweets

That didn’t take long.

"The Seattle Mariners has suspended catcher Steve Clevenger for the remainder of the Major League Baseball season over controversial tweets in which he called the Black Lives Matter movement and President Barack Obama 'pathetic.'

"Clevenger posted a series of comments on Twitter on Thursday, two days after Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old black man, was fatally shot by police in Charlotte, North Carolina.

"The Mariners catcher appeared to suggest that those protesting against Scott’s shooting should be locked up 'like animals.' He also mocked athletes who have been protesting by kneeling during the national anthem at sports events.

"'Black people beating whites when a thug got shot holding a gun by a black officer haha s--t cracks me up! Keep kneeling for the anthem!' Clevenger tweeted on Thursday.

"'BLM is pathetic once again! Obama is pathetic once again! Everyone involved should be locked behind bars like animals,' another tweet from his account read.

"Several Twitter users captured screen grabs of the posts. Clevenger has since made his account private."

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto: “As soon as we became aware of the tweets posted by Steve yesterday we began to examine all of our options in regard to his standing on the team. Today we have informed him that he is suspended for the remainder of the season without pay.”

Clevenger said his comments were “beyond poorly worded” but not racist, rather reaction to recent events in the news.

Everybody has the right to free speech. And team bosses have the right to suspend or trade or release a player for just about any reason.

Waiting for the player's union to protest "without pay" part of the suspension. Waiting ... Waiting ...

Probably alien H3 visas

“Seriously, I don’t know when exactly that UFO landed and dumped all these stupid people, but they apparently aren’t coming back for them.”

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Prediction: Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger will not get ESPN award for courage

Clevenger said protesters in Charlotte “should be locked behind bars like animals” and had some choice words for the 49ers third-string quarterback, as well as Soros-funded racist Black Lives Matter.

While the Mariners “are very disappointed” at Clevenger’s tweets and say “he is certainly free to express himself,” the club is “examining all internal options available to us as we determine appropriate next steps.”

Clevenger’s tweets definitely take him out of the running for any ESPN awards, such as Whatizface Jenner for courage and a “humanitarian” award to a few non-white University of Missouri football players.

Loveland, Oklahoma, population 13

That’s right – 13. By the 2010 census. By 2015, the population had dropped 7.7%, to 12. The highest ever population was 191 in 1920.

In the 2000 census, 100% of the households were married couples living together. For every 100 females 18 and older, there were 100 males. (How that figure is determined in a town of 14 – Well, the government makes the formula.)

No individuals or families were living below the poverty line. Of the 14 population of 2000, 92.86% were white; 7.14% were African-American.

Loveland is in far Southwest Oklahoma, in Tillman County, which borders Texas.,_Oklahoma says there is a vacant housing unit in Loveland. Of 731 Oklahoma towns ranked on population, Loveland is 724. It is Number 496 in per capita income.

has additional information.

“Located in Tillman County, Loveland (formerly Harriston) is located thirteen miles due east of the county seat of Frederick and six miles south of State Highway 5 on County Roads E1870/N2360. The town was carved from portions of two cotton farms when the Wichita Falls and Northwestern Railway (acquired by Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway in 1911) extended its line from Wichita Falls, Texas. Harriston was founded on July 27, 1908, by G. V. Harris, Charles A. Swartz, and Frank Kell. Located in the newly opened Big Pasture, Harriston was situated near the train depot. The Post Office Department denied the requested designation of Harriston, because it was similar to other Oklahoma town names. Although the reason for the choice of Loveland is unknown, it is generally believed that it was selected either by postmaster Tom McCracken or local merchant E. C. Duncan. The Loveland post office opened October 23, 1908.

“By 1911–12 Loveland was an agricultural trade center with approximately three hundred residents. Several companies and individuals operated three grain elevators, one of which continued in service until the 1990s. Two cotton gins remained active until wheat replaced cotton as the major money crop. Hardware, grocery, clothing, lumber, and petroleum-product establishments catered to the farm families.

“An early-day weekly newspaper, the Loveland Journal, informed the local citizenry. Baptist and Methodist church congregations established early meeting places. Polk School, located near the northwestern corner of the townsite, first served public education needs. The last high school graduating class was in 1957, and the elementary school closed in 1961. In 1920 the town's population had declined to 191. By 1950 and 1970 numbers were 96 and 36, respectively. At the turn of the twenty-first century Loveland had 14 citizens, and in 2010 it had 13.

"Loveland has received its most widespread acclaim because of its name. Romantically inclined individuals send their Valentine greetings to be mailed and postmarked from Loveland. The postmaster later added to the service by affixing a red, heart-shaped rubber stamp bearing the words, "Valentine Greetings from the heart of the Big Pasture, Loveland, Ok.’"

Hard times in Cement, Oklahoma

Cement is in Caddo County, in the southwest part of the state. The 2010 population was 501. The town’s biggest population was 1,117 in 1930. Racial demographics for 2010 show 87% white; 8.1% Native American; 2.64% African-Merriman; and 1.89% Hispanic or Latino.

“About 24.6% of families and 27.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.3% of those under age 18 and 24.7% of those age 65 or over.” (Wikipedia)

Clinton Manges, Texas oilman and financial robber, was born in Cement in 1923. His parents were sharecroppers. Manges picked cotton in Oklahoma and worked at a gas station in Texas before hitting big money … somehow.

A satellite view,-98.1372666,1554m/data=!3m1!1e3

shows a bunch of oil wells, most with new storage tanks. Land is mostly open.

Eastern Europe remembers fall of Constantinople, siege of Vienna

Ancestors lived under Muslim rule or threat for centuries.

EU rulers open borders to Muslim invaders.

“Since the fall of Constantinople in 1453, much of Eastern Europe's Christian population spent centuries under Islamic occupation, particularly under the Ottomans. It now seems that the clock has reverted to 1683, when Ottoman armies were at the gates of Vienna.”

“Brussels is whipping up a propaganda war to cast the Western Europeans, who favor unvetted Muslim migration, as cosmopolitan and tolerant, and Eastern Europeans as a bunch of xenophobic bigots, if not outright neo-Nazis.”

“Europe's educated elite might do well to listen to their Eastern brethren. These countries, ironically, are the core of the "new Europe," the last to join the European project and the very countries, having escaped from authoritarian regimes, which should have revived it. Brussels' policy is now pushing this Eastern bloc back under Russia's sphere of influence.”

EU rulers in Brussels should listen to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orb├ín, who remembers “Europe and European identity is rooted in Christianity.”

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