The TJB’s Annual Holiday Gift Guide:The Better-Late-Than-Never Edition

January 24, 2010

Welcome to the Second Annual TJB Holiday Gift Guide: Its never too late to go shopping for the Holidays – TJ-themed gifts are in style year round…

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Places Named TJ: Thomas Jefferson Highschool & Monticello Park

February 11, 2009 Jefferson Highschool in San Antonio, Texas

Click here to see their website. Click here to read their alumni society and here for the TJ Highschool Preservation Society.

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TJ on the Election

November 6, 2008

In honor of Guy Fawkes Day, Election Day, several recent episodes of the Thomas Jefferson Hour podcast have featured an election theme. Clay Jenkinson knows his TJ so check it out (yes, its free!).

  • Show 741 Election WeekThis week a special message – a podcast only edition – from Clay Jenkinson about the upcoming elections.
  • Show 740 Democracy and MediaThis week a show from June 2004 with host Janie Guill. President Jefferson discusses the effect modern media has on our democracy.
  • Show 738 Candidate JeffersonIf Thomas Jefferson was a candiate for President this year, where would he stand on the issues? Mister Jefferson declares his positions and suggests a slogan he feels might be appropriate.

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Madison, Hamilton ahead of Jefferson

October 16, 2008

We’ve been keeping up with Top 100 football teams in the U.S. this season – not for historical or educational purposes, but simply because several of the teams are named after (or have the same last names as) a couple of the Founding Fathers, including TJ himself (which falls under the category of ‘TJ-related’ as well as fun!).

This week Madison County of Flo-rida holds strong in 34th place. Hamilton of AZ is number 40, while Thomas Jefferson (in PA) hovers just outside the Top 50 in 52nd place. Undefeated Independence is 83rd, while the two Trinitys (in 1st and 78th place, respectively) still seek that elusive third.

A special shoutout to Columbus (of Miami, FL) in honor of Monday’s greatest single day surge in the history of the U.S. stock market (on Columbus Day, no less).


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Madison still ahead of Jefferson, Independence – 3rd Trinity still sought…

October 2, 2008

Just for fun I’ve been keeping up with the high school football rankings over at (See posts here and here).

Madison County continues to climb, ranked 34th this week. Thomas Jefferson (of Jefferson Hills, PA) slips 52nd, despite crushing their last opponent, 48-7. Independence stays in the Top 100, clocking in at number 87.

Trinity of Euless, TX stays on top, but a third Trinity has not cracked the Top 100 (Trinity of Lousiville, KY is 48th).

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Madison Overtakes Jefferson…

September 18, 2008

…in High School Football, that is.  Madison County, perhaps spurred on by Constitution Day, shot up to #42 in Top 100 weekly rankings. Thomas Jefferson slips to #51 and Independence is #91.

Trinity (of Texas) sits atop the rankings, while Trinity (of Louisville, KY) is 71st. That leaves on Trinity short on the list. 

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Thomas Jefferson Ranked #44

September 13, 2008

…High School that is. According to the latest high school football rankings published by High School, Thomas Jefferson High School is ranked 44th in the top 100 teams in the nation. Madison County is ranked 66th and Independence (of Charlotte, NC) is #94.