(The 97th Edition)


Victor Edward Swanson,



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    While you travel in Michigan, from time to time, see in your mind the face of Barack Obama, and I want you to keep him in mind because you must come to understand the face that covers up a sick mind--an insane mind--and you might see the face of Michelle Obama in your mind from time to time, too, because she is as defective as Barack Obama is, having the same mindset, and as you can see by keeping in mind what Michelle Obama said in Nashville on April 17, 2012, which focused on selling the idea that Barack Obama was some type of "savior," like a Muhammad or a religious messiah, helping the little people: "...This president has brought us from the dark and into the light...."

    If Michelle Obama is to be believed, Michigan has been a garbage place for decades, at least since becoming a state, and it was terrible people had to live in log houses in those days of the early 1800s, and they lived with no water treatment plants and no waste-water treatment plants in the 1800s, and it was terrible people slowly built cities and not everyone could be rich when that happened, and no one had electricity in thier homes in the 1800s, and they worked from sun up to sun down at at least some times of the year, and cities or towns had special "yellow" houses where highly contagious people were put to live and maybe die, and only blacks had hard lives in Michigan since they were not white, and it was horrible that women were usually stuck at home as mothers, and it was horrible men worked to provide for their families first and not the government first, and it was terrible people did not think of giving to the goverment first, and it was bad that people did not in the 1800s grab for everything that they could from the federal government, and it was horrible that the federal government was not the sole provider to health care, making sure everyone got the same thing....

    Did youi catch the sarcasm in the previous paragraph?

    And now Michigan is all great--according to Michelle Obama--and we are out of the darkness and into the light!


    What good Michigan has has nothing to do with people like Barack Obama, and what bad Michigan has can be attributed to people like Barack Obama, and on Sunday, April 29, 2012, the Detroit Free Press published "This week in Michigan history: Cornerstone laid for home of Detroit's masterpieces," which reported that the cornerstone for the Detroit Institute of Arts was put in place on April 29, 1924 ("This week in Michigan history: Cornerstone laid for home of Detroit's masterpieces."  Detroit Free Press, 29 April 2012, p. 14A.), and it was only few days before the article was published that I had heard Graham Beal (the current head of the Detroit Institute of Arts) say on WJR-AM (Detroit, Michigan) that the museum is having financial difficulty and that there could be layoffs or that the museum might end up being open only on weekends or that a new tax would have to be raised on Detroiters and people in the Detroit area.  What has happened with the Detroit Institute of Arts is the result of people like Barack Obama, keeping people in Detroit as ingnorant slaves, slaves to communists (or political elites with no real intentions on helping others and with goals of keeping others from gaining status above them in society).

    So, let me show you some of what is good in Michigan.

    Advertisement: The commercial in 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 man who is purposely hurting 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 dictatorship, 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.

    The main theme of this edition of Michigan Travel Tips is ships and boats.  Be aware, I am a volunteer and guide at the Icebreaker Mackinaw Mairtime Museum, which is located at Mackinaw City and features the former Great Lakes icebreaker known as The Mackinaw WABG-83 (or, originally, The Mackinaw WAG-83), and I say that I am the most informed person about what the ship was and what the ship did from 1944 to 2006, and I have done a lot of research about her so that, when I am at the ship as a guide, I can answer questions from visitors well.  However, I note that I play no favorites in editions of Michigan Travel Tips--I cover things all over Michigan.

    Many newspapers, even the main Detroit newspapers, of today are fluff things compared with newspapers published between, for example, 1900 and the early 1970s, and, today, newspapers do not present as many stories on a page as newspapers did years ago, and because that is the case, you may be unaware a new museum exists or is about to exist in Michigan, so I report on it here.  Between 1959 and 1988, a destroyer called The U.S.S. Edson (DD-946) was a U.S. Navy ship, and after it was done as such a ship, it was decommissioned, it was made a museum ship at New York City (the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, which looks as if it might be called the "Space Shuttle Enterprise - Intrepid Museum" beginning on July 19, 2012, when the space shuttle known as Enterprise becomes something that can be seen by visitors to the museum complex, and my noting the name change is based on an emblem shown at the Web site for the museum), New York, and later, it was out of service as anything. The U.S.S. Edson is, in essence, now a museum ship at Bay City, Michigan, and it is the main feature of the what is called the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum; actually, the official signing of the contract to have the ship with the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum was scheduled for May 17, 2012, but I say that it is now a museum ship at Bay City (the Lower Peninsula).  The ship is officially a Forrest Sherman Destroyer, and, for one, it was involved in operations tied to the Vietnam War.  At this moment, I do not have any hours of operation to report, so I can only report that the destroyer is something that you will probably be able to tour in the near future.

    The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is located at Whitefish Point in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and it is not a new museum, but I have some information about new things associated with the museum.  The management of the museum reports that the 1923 Crew's Quarters has been completely restored, and the place is now sort of like a bed-and-breakfast place that guests can use, such as guests who might decide to go bird watching in the area during the day (the area is a famous bird-watching area).  In addition, the management of the museum reports that the Weather Bureau Museum at the Soo Locks has been completed, and it is now a museum, and, of course, the Soo Locks are in the Sault Ste. Marie (U.S.A.)/Sault Ste. Marie (Canada) area, and at Sault Ste. Marie (Michigan, U.S.A.) is a museum ship called The S.S. Valley Camp.

    Now let me talk about some ships that are open for tours this tourist season that I have not talked about in the past.  The destination is Manistee, which is Manistee County of the Lower Peninsula.  At that city, there are two ships that visitors can see.  One ship is The S.S. City of Milwaukee, which was launched in 1930 and used from 1931 to 1982, and it was started out as a train-car ferry running between Michigan and Wisconsin over Lake Michigan (by the way, it was on January 14, 1962, when there were terrible ice conditions in the harbor area of Muskegon that The Mackinaw freed The City of Milwaukee and four other ships from ice, or that is one incident in which The Mackinaw helped The City of Milwaukee).  Another ship at Manistee is the former Great Lakes United States Coast Guard cutter known as The Acacia, which, I found through hunting down old newpaper stories, worked on icebreaking jobs with The Mackinaw for many decades, as you should expect, especially during the spring "breakout" times.

    South of Manistee a little ways along Lake Michigan is a place called Muskegon, and there are three ships or vessels to see there.  One vessel is the submarine called U.S.S. Silversides, and nearby is a former U.S.Coast Guard Cutter known as The McLane.  Another vessel to see at Muskegon is a tank landing ship called U.S.S. LST 393.

    South of Muskegon a little ways along Lake Michigan is a place called South Haven.  That city is the location for the Michigan Maritime Museum, which, I recently learned, has loaned to the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum for a while a model ship exhibit, covering models of ships that are from about a foot long to seven-feet long.  At that place, there are two boats that a person can ride on, one of which is The Evelyn S and another of which is The Lindy Lou, which is an electric powered boat that takes trips on the Black River.  By the way, as you should expect, the Michigan Maritime Museum has a number of special events scheduled for the summer season, such as the Classic Wooden Boat Show of June 16, 2012.

    The last ship that is a musuem to talk about in this edition of Michigan Travel Tips is The Port Huron Lightship (which is at Port Huron, St. Clair County, the Lower Peninsula).  Incidentally, the light ship took the place of a lighthouse--that is, it acted as a lighthouse--and it was put out in the water where it was too expensive or too hard to place a permanent lighthouse.  The Port Huron Lightship was used in the 1900s, up to 1970, and, today, it is a part of the Huron Light Ship Museum at Port Huron.

    Every year, people who like to see ships that are still active go to Grand Haven around the time of year when the founding of the U.S. Coast Guard is celebrated (it was founded on August 4, 1790), and that is because Grand Haven holds an annual Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival at that time.  This year, the festival will run from July 27, 2012, through August 5, 2012.  Several big ships are usually at the event and can be toured, and when The Mackinaw WAGB-83 was in service, it was often there, and what ships are scheduled to be at the event have not been announced at the Web site for the event, but maybe The Mackinaw WLBB-30 (the ship that replaced The Mackinaw WAGB-83) will be at the event (I toured The Mackinaw WLBB-30, which is based at Cheboygan, Michigan, for the first time on October 15, 2011).

    Promotional announcement: The Landmark Legal Foundation is made up of lawyers, such as Mark R. Levin (of The Mark Levin Show, a nationally syndicated radio show), who fight in court cases against those who do not uphold The U.S. Constitution and the rule of law for the country, and the Landmark Legal Foundation fights for the rights of the individual and against Marxists, communists, and the like.  In this day and age when Barack Obama, who, I am convinced, has a truly highly ill mind, is going against the rules of the country while pursuing a goal--I believe--to hurt the country and remake it or destroy it, I believe the Landmark Legal Foundation needs your help desperately; for example, retired lawyers who want to protect the country should consider donating time to helping the Landmark Legal Foundation.  I urge you to avoid making any donations to entities that promote manmade global warming or climate change and make a donation to the Landmark Legal Foundation instead (by the way, you should look into supporting the Heritage Foundation).

    Again I have to report that I no longer promote Detroit as a place to visit, since it is a city with many black racist leaders and communists and it is a corrupt city (as I show in my document entitled Detroit and Death: A Futiure View of the United States of America, which can be reached by using this Detroit link), and I do not even promote going to see Detroit Red Wings professional hockey games or Detroit Tigers professional baseball games, because the family that owns the two entities--the Ilitch family--is a supporter of communists and Barack Obama.  On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Barack Obama was in the Detroit area (and I happened to be in Detroit--right in Detroit--working in the yard of a friend, picking up leaves and other stuff to make the yard look good), and, on the day, Barack Obama showed up at The Henry Ford (the famous museum, which, as I have noted in the past, has a bad name), Dearborn, and I did not, and Barack Obama also went to a fund-raising event hosted by the Ilitch family when he was in town.  Since Barack Obama is a piece of garbage of a man and since the Ilitch family supports him,, I urge you to avoid buying any product tied to the Ilitch family.  If you want to see baseball games this summer, go to Grand Rapids or Traverse City or a little league game.  I hope the Detroit Tigers get crushed, since the Detroit Tigers owners support a man--Barack Obama--who hurts people, and because of that, the Detroit Tigers deserve nothing good!
    By the way, on Friday, April 20, 2012, Denise Ilitch (the daughter of big-time-scum Mike Ilitch) was a telephone guest on The Paul W. Smith Show on WJR-AM 760, Detroit, and she talked a little bit about Barack Obama's visit to her family, and Denise Ilitch passed along propaganda about, for one, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, promoting so-called good features in the act.

    And here is a "for-the-record" section.  On April 26, 2012, the "Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memoribilia" was opened up as an official museum on the campus of Ferris State University (at Reed City, Osceola County, the Lower Peninsula); it had existed as sort of a museum housed in a room of a building on campus for about fifteen years.  Generally speaking, it has items from between the Civil War and the Vietnam War, and the driving force behind the musem is Dr. David Pilgrim, who has been collecting such material for about three decades.  The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia is open from noon to 5:00 p.m. on many days of the year, and there is no admission charge, and when the museum is not normally open, a person can set up an appointment to see the museum.

    Enjoy your safe traveling in Michigan!

    Stay well!


    P.S. #1: Remember: While you travel in Michigan, remind your children or grandchildren that they should never pledge to be a "servant to Obama" or a servant to any politician or sing the praises of Barack Obama, and to help you remember other matters that you should teach children about bad politicians, such as Barack Obama (who can be described as an "enslaver"), see such other documents of mine as Conservatism for Children and What Conservatism Means (which can be reached through this link: Conservatism) and Lessons for Children about Politics and Dangerous People (which can be reached through this link: Children).  (Note: I first passed along the subject of not being a "servant to Obama" and the like in the publication entitled T.H.A.T. #58, which can be reached through this link: T.H.A.T. #58.)

    Your travel tips in this edition of Michigan Travel Tips are:

    The Acacia and The City of Milwaukee, Manistee, Manistee County, the Lower Peninsula.

    Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival, Grand Haven, Ottawa County, the Lower Peninsula.

    Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point, Chippewa County, the Upper Peninsula.

    Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memoribilia, Ferris State University, Reed City, Osceola County, the Lower Peninsula.

    Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven, Van Buren County, the Lower Peninsula.

    Port Huron Lightship, Port Huron, St. Clair County, the Lower Peninsula.

    Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, Bay City, Bay County, the Lower Peninsula.

    S.S. Valley Camp, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, the Upper Peninsula.

    U.S.S. LST 393, Muskegon, Muskegon County, the Lower Peninsula.

    U.S.S. Silversides and U.S.C.G.C. McLane, Muskegon, Muskegon County, the Lower Peninsula.

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