(The 66th Edition)


Victor Edward Swanson,



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    Welcome to another Michigan Travel Tips, and, in this case, it is a place to learn about things and places to see in Michigan and in other states of the country, since this is a special edition of Michigan Travel Tips, and you will find truly unexpected special information.

    Around October 1, 2009, Michelle Obama was in Denmark with her friend Oprah Winfrey (the famous television personality), and the goal of the trip to Denmark that many reporters in the U.S. media were reporting was Michelle Obama was trying to persuade the Olympics officials (the members of the International Olympic Committee) to have a forthcoming Olympics set up in Chicago, Illinois, and Michelle Obama noted that the trip was a "sacrifice" for her.  The Obamas like to talk about the citizens of this country having to make "sacrifices" for the future (such as when Barack Obama talked about the GM mess on March 30, 2009, and June 1, 2009), while the Obamas work to kill the country, and, here, Michelle Obama tried to make it seem she was sacrificing for you--going to Denmark to do work on your behalf, having to fly free on a plane with rich friend Oprah Winfrey, having to party and eat the best food available, et cetera.  On October 2, 2009, it was announced that Chicago, Illinois, was not in the running for the proposed Olympics, and, in fact, the loss came in the first round, even though Barack Obama had given a speech before the IOC a few hours previously, saying for example, "...There is nothing that I would like more than to step just a few blocks from my family's home with Michelle and our two girls and welcome the world back into our neighborhood...."  I say, "Good deal! You lose, Obama!"  I say that because the Obamas do not get to sit high above a super-big crowd at an Olympics event in Chicago in special seats within a special booth like Soviet Union leaders standing high above the crowds and soldiers in downtown Moscow on May 1, and get praised and be seen as superior.  (The Obamas lose, and I think it is more evidence the world community dislikes Barack Obama and knows he is a bad man, and, for example, you can find stories on the Internet about how the leaders of England and France were perturbed greatly about the press conference about Iran's having another nuclear facility that took place on Friday, September 24, 2009, and I do not think the good foreigners dislike the people of the United States of America, since the United States of America, despite what Barack Obama has said over and over and over again and will probably continue to say, has done so much for people around the world). (You should see the entry for Friday, October 2, 2009, of my document entitled A Little History of Barack Obama Events: A Show of Deconstruction. which can be reached by using this link: History.)

    Advertisement: The commercial this edition of Michigan Travel Tips urges you to get a copy of Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, which is a book written by Mark R. Levin.  This book will help you understand better what Barack Obama is--a person who is purposely working to hurt the country, even though he is the president of the country--but the book is really about enslavers--politicians--who do not believe in the values of The U.S. Constitution and how The U.S. Constitution is designed to limit the power of the government, especially a hope-to-be dictator, over the individual (the citizen).  Remember: In the United States of America, it is the individuals who own the government and not the government that owns the citizens, the latter of which is what Barack Obama wants and is pushing for.

    And so, I am in Michigan, and it is a wonderful place to vacation, as are the other states of the United States of America, which Barack Obama puts down to the people of the world while he travels to other places of the world, and one place to go is the Detroit Institute of Arts, where you will find a statue known as "The Thinker," which was by Auguste Rodin, and I wonder if you would think about something useful while you stare at "The Thinker" (a bronze statue of 1904), if you were to stand before it.  Would you think about how on Monday, October 5, 2009, U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi (a Democrat associated with California) noted while on Charlie Rose (a television show on PBS) that she was in favor of a "value-added tax" for the country?  A "value-added tax" is a tax imposed on the production and distribution of ever particular item made in the country, and what happens is, with a value-added tax, there is a tax placed on every step in the production of an item, and that tax--ultimately--gets paid by the consumer, and a "value-added tax" is a bad idea for the country, since it makes every citizen poorer--especially the low-income people--and the factory industry or production industry would be hurt, since businesses might shut down and move to other countries, and that would lead to fewer jobs in the country.  Would you think about how, if a "cap-and-trade" tax (pollution-reduction tax) were set up in the country, factories would shut down and move to other countries, and jobs would be lost, and, in the end, the cost of every product would go up (it would be the tax that increases the cost of every product), and consumers in the U.S. would have to pay the fee, and that would make consumers poorer?  Would you realize Barack Obama avoided making contact with his main military general in Afghanistan for weeks, and that probably means he cares not what happens to the U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan?  [I have said, in the past, going back for months, that Barack Obama is going to betray the U.S. military, and I stand by that statement today, given all the information that I have gathered on Barack Obama since the fall of 2008!]

    Announcement: In T.H.A.T. #59 (published on March 10, 2009), I noted that the national-health-care system in the United Kingdom, which is a socialist system, is a failure and a disaster, and again, I note you should see T.H.A.T. #59, which can be reached by using this T.H.A.T. #59 link, and you should see the numerous articles about the failure of the national-health-care system of the United Kingdom, which note, for instance, the lack of care for the elderly and the lack of dentists, by seeing Liberty-page.com, which can be reached by hitting this link: Liberty-page.com).

    In the edition of T.H.AT. for this month, which would be T.H.AT. #66, I talk about a trip that I made in late September 2009, which allowed me to see tourist attractions in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee, and I talk about the Philo T. Farnsworth Television History Center in T.HA.T. #66 and note that this edition of Michigan Travel Tips would talk about other places that I saw.  I begin by noting that the Philo T.Farnsworth Television History Center has the name of the man who was instrumental in coming up with the idea for the all-electronic television--in the early 1900s, some people who were trying to make a television set that would be practical were working with a television set that involved a spinning disk and that work would fail (although the spinning disk idea would be a failure, some people in the late 1940s would also try to get a spinning-disk system to work in the process to make a practical color television set, and it would be a failure).  The Philo T. Farnsworth Television History Center is part of what I call a "museum complex," which is located at Auburn, Indiana, and which can be found at Exit 126 along I-69.  Actually, I stumbled on the Philo T. Farnsworth Television History Center, because I was going to the National Military History Center, which is at the location of the Philo T. Farnsworth Television History Center; I had learned about the National Military History Center from a staffer at an Information Center in northern Indiana (along I-69), and the staffer had not told me about anything else that was at the National Military History Center, which is much bigger than the Philo T. Farnsworth Television History Center is and is a bigger draw.  When I got inside the building where the National Military History Center is located, I came up with the name "museum complex," since the place is really four museums.  The National Military History Center is a museum made up of about 172 military vehicles, a third of which are from the U.S. military of around World War II, a third of which are from Germany of World War II, and a third of which are from other places.  The museum has motorcycles, tanks, half-tracks, armored cars, trucks, jeeps, et cetera.  Another museum is the Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum, and it has dozens and dozens and dozens of vehicles (I did not get the count), and there are many types from old cars to vehicles used in movies.  Yet another museum of the museum complex is the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automotive Museum, which focuses on a vehicle called the Duesenberg.  And, of course, there is the Philo T. Farnsworth Television History Center (which I describe in the edition of T.H.A.T. for this month, which can be reached by using this link: T.H.A.T. #66).  The museum complex was opened up at this location in 2003, and you need at least a half day to see it, and you could easily spend a day at the museum complex (I only had about twenty-five minutes to see it, since I arrived at the museum complex a few minutes after 4:30 p.m., and the museum complex was set to close at 5:00 p.m.).  Yes, the museum complex is worth seeing!  On the trip, while in Anderson, Indiana, I tried to see another military museum, but the museum was closed, and I heard one story that the museum might have been sold to a man who lives in Florida and that the museum may or may not open up again--somewhere.  In Kentucky, there is a famous falls called the Cumberland Falls (in Cumberland Falls State Park of the Daniel Boone National Forest), and I saw that falls on one day of the trip, and, of course, it does not take an entire day to see that falls, which is easy to get to.  In Sevierville, Tennessee, which is, in essence, at the northern border of the Smoky Mountains, I saw an aviation museum called the Tennessee Museum of Aviation, and it is a place that has several dozen aircraft, one of which is the helicopter that was used in the television series called Airwolf (of the 1980s) and another one of which was a P-51, which was an important fighter airplane used in World War II, and while at the museum, I watched an entire video, which had been made somewhat recently, that showed how to fly a P-51--from inspecting it before taking off to landing it.  While at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, I took the main road south into and through the Smoky Mountains to get to Cherokee, North Carolina, and then I took the main road back to Pigeon Forge, and, "for the record," I note that the Smoky Mountains get their name from the fact that clouds hang low in the mountains and the clouds look like smoke.  One more place I saw on the trip was the Bittersweet Cabin Village and Gift Shop, which is near I-75 and Exit 66 in what is called the Mt. Vernon-Renfro Valley area of Kentucky (Renfro Valley is known as the origination point for a syndicated radio program).  The village, which is made up of about a dozen log cabins, some of which were built in the 1800s, has been at the location since 1999, and one of the buildings is now set up as a blacksmith shop, and one is a woodwright's shop, and the others are set up in various ways.  And those are things you might plan to see in the country, unless Barack Obama hinders travel, such as by taxing energy so much that you cannot afford to--and that is a good possibilty, given Barack Obama is insane and dangerous and an enemy to the United States of America (and you must come to learn that, since it is no joke).

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    For some time--since last year--I have been keeping a thought in reserve, having so much to write about in Michigan Travel Tips documents and other documents, and now I think it is good to present the thought.  Barack Obama made September 11, 2009, the first annual "National Day of Service," which is a communist's-type of special day or a Marxist's type of special day, and it is something that was not so much a salute to the attacks on the United States of America on September 11, 2001, as it should have been.  Soon, I expect Barack Obama to make "Kwanzaa" a national type of holiday. My research shows that Kwanzaa is not a holiday like Christmas or Hannuka as some people might think it is; Kwanzaa is a pseudo holiday that is the creation of a socialist, and it is a bad idea.  One reason Kwanzaa is bad is it has political rules--one of the worst rules is that a person should believe in your leaders, which means that you should trust them and let them lead you, which is nonsense.  When you take religion out of  Hannuka and Christmas, you are left with no political rules, such as believe in your leaders--you are left with such ideas as do good for others, gather with family and friends and enjoy time off, reflect on the year that was and the year that yet to come, et cetera.  So, while you travel in Michigan or elsewhere in the United States of America, get ready for more crap from Barack Obama--the National Day of Kwaanza (a celebration of socialism through a collective observance).

    Oh, in Michigan, there is a super, super store that is devoted to everything Christmas, and the place is known a Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and Bronner's is located at Frankenmuth (of Saginaw County of the Lower Peninsula), and it is truly a big place.

    Enjoy your safe traveling in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee...!

    P.S. #1: Remember: Teach your children or grandchild that they should never pledge to be a "servant to Obama" or a servant to any politician, which was a subject that I first passed along in the publication entitled T.H.A.T. #58, which can be reached through this link: T.H.A.T. #58.

    Your travel tip of Michigan in this edition of Michigan Travel Tips is:

    Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, Frankenmuth, Saginaw County, the Lower Peninsula.

    Your travel tips of other places to see in the country are:

    The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn, Indiana.

    The BitterSweet Cabin Village and Gift Shop, Mt. Vernon-Renfro Valley, Kentucky.

    The Cumberland Falls, Cumberland Falls State Park, the Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky.

    The Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum, Auburn, Indiana.

    The National Military History Center, Auburn, Indiana.

    The Philo T. Farnsworth Television History Center, Auburn, Indiana.

    The Tennessee Museum of Aviation, Sevierville, Tennessee.

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