Thursday, September 29, 2016

2016 Linden, TN WW2 Reenactment

It was a fun event, but very hot. The whole town really gets into and supports this.  One of the highlights for me was meeting  a bombardier from a B-24. He had on one of those "WWII Veteran" caps. Then I noticed he had the names of three different Stalags (German POW camps) embroidered on the back. When I inquired he told the tale and was quite humorous about certain aspects of his ordeal. He was one of a very large group of veterans that the event organizer had bused in for special VIP treatment at the event.  


Undocumented Shopping: Legacy of an African President

 Image result for #CharlotteProtest Beating man begging for mercy in parking garage.


Just another day at the Exceptional Nation. Racial attacks, racial threats, looting, burning. When I am politically upset, I loot stores. Don’t you? 

It is worth understanding what we deal with. The video makes it clear.

The  rioters grow in imagination. This time they tried to throw a photographer into a fire. There was stealing, of course. They steal in response to anything they don’t like. What they can’t lift, they break. 

And they attack whites. It doesn’t matter to them who did what to whom. An African cop in an African city with an African police chief shoots an African criminal, and the rioters attack whites. In Milwaukee a black cop shot a black criminal and the tribesmen called for burning white suburbs. We seeing an episodic, one-sided–so far–race war. We will not admit it as then we would have to do something about it, and we do not know what.

Jon Voight: Donald Trump has no blood on his hands, as does Hillary.

Via Billy

Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight has stepped forward to clearly support and defend GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. (Image from Fox News Channel)

A Hollywood powerhouse came forward this week to speak well of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. In an interview with Fox News, Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight called the candidate “an extraordinary fellow who has accomplished much in his life,” adding that Mr. Trump remains “clear and strong” even at the end of a 12-hour day — and is exceptionally considerate to event staff and other personnel he encounters on the campaign trail.

Mr. Voight grew blunt regarding Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during his interview with Fox anchor Neil Cavuto.

Video Surfaces Contradicting Hillary’s Claim That Trump “Fat Shamed” Miss Universe Winner

Via Billy

From BizPac Review:
A 1997 video has surfaced showing former Miss Universe Alicia Machado laughing and being complimented by Donald Trump even while she tells the world what a monster he was to her.
Despite Machado’s claims that Trump called her “Miss Piggy” and shamed her for gaining weight as a contestant in the pageant, the video shows a very different relationship. In fact, Trump makes fun of his own weight and lack of exercise several times and pays the Venezuelan beauty queen a few compliments along the way.
It sure doesn’t look like the video backs up the former pageant queen’s claims her eating disorders were brought on by Trump’s awful behavior towards her

How Reuters "Tweaked" Its Latest Poll (Again) To Show A Clinton Lead: Actually A 2.5% lead for Trump

Via Billy


Reuters has taken some heat in recent months for "tweaking" their polling methodology seemingly every time the data reveals "inconvenient" results for Hillary (see our previous posts on the topic here and here).  But the latest Reuters/Ipsos polling "tweak" is truly amazing.  Having run out of options for slyly "tweaking" questions and categories to sway respondents in their preferred direction, Reuters has apparnetly resorted to blatant poll tampering by altering their polling samples to include a disproportionate number of democrats.

In their latest poll, released just two days ago, Reuters found Hillary to have a 6 point lead in a head-to-head contest with Trump.  But, when you dig a little deeper you find that Reuters' polling sample included 44% democrats and only 33% republicans.  Which would be fine, of course, if it had any basis in reality.  But, as The Pew Research Center points out very clearly (see table above below), registered democrats represent about 33% of the electorate while republicans are 29%...a modest 4 point gap versus the 11 point advantage in the Reuters sample.

More @ Zero Hedge



"Bad Experience"

Via Billy

Fallout From The Va Flaggers Anniversary Celebrations - Changing Hearts & Minds

Via Susan

Last week was a big one for us in many ways. We have already reported on the great turnout and successful fund raising at our picnic on Sunday, but it turns out that there are more far reaching effects than can be measured by head counts and calculator totals, and we wanted to share a couple of things with our friends and supporters.

On Saturday, the day before the picnic, we held our regularly scheduled flagging of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  On October 1st, we will mark FIVE years of (twice weekly) protests on the sidewalk on the Boulevard, and since we had friends and supporters coming in from out of town, we had a pretty good crowd, with over a dozen flaggers out forwarding the colors, lining the sidewalk in front of the VMFA.

Judge Andrew Napolitan: ‘Exonerate her at all costs, no matter what you see, because she’s got to be available to run against Donald Trump,'”

 Via John

No one should ever forget the "tarmac meeting" between a compromised AG Loretta Lynch and Slick Willy his-self. It showed the fix was not only 'in' - it was going to be done in full view of everyone and therefore be as incredibly dismissive of both common sense and the American People.  That is how confident these criminals are that they now own us.  Hill and Bill have laughed their asses off at our expense. They've done it many times before and plan on continuing to do so for as long as we let them.

~ J.....

Opponents of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton were shocked when no charges were filed against her by the FBI following the investigation into her controversial homebrew email server.

Now, one conservative law expert thinks he knows why – the FBI was ordered to exonerate Clinton at all costs.

“Why the FBI would look the other way in the face of destruction of evidence and obstruction of justice is very telling,” Judge Andrew Napolitano said in an appearance on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” Monday.

More @ The Horn

Washington's Rye: How Did George Washington Make Whiskey?

Every student of history knows at least a brief sketch of the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794, but most people don’t realize that Alexander Hamilton’s excise tax on distilled spirits hit George Washington in the wallet as well, albeit years after the rebellion. He owned the largest distillery in Northern Virginia from 1797-1799 and shipped hundreds of gallons of moonshine to Alexandria during the fall as excess grains were converted to the “water of life.”

Thankfully you can still get your hands on a gallon of Washington’s Rye. Every fall, Mount Vernon produces bottles of the clear rot gut, along with apple brandy and other spirits. You have to pick the liquor up in person, but for those of you who live within driving distance of Washington’s estate, it might be worth a trip to the Potomac River highlands.

Washington was a Virginian first and foremost, a fact often lost in our “national” histories. Having a glass of rye produced on his land adds a nice touch to any Southern gathering if for no other reason than a conversation starter.

John C. Calhoun: Anti-Imperialist

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The mission of the Abbeville Institute, to redeem what is worthwhile in the Southern tradition, is an embattled one. The dominant powers in American discourse today have succeeded in confining the South to a dark little corner of story labeled “Slavery and Treason.” This is already governing the public sphere of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Such an approach not only libels the South, it is a fatal distortion of American history in general, and, I dare say, even of African-American history.

The old Radical Republican propaganda that portrays John C. Calhoun as a scheming fanatic who brought on civil war by his determination to spread slavery has re-emerged. A little over a half century ago, the historiographical picture was quite different. Margaret Coit’s admiring biography won a Pulitzer Prize. A leading expert on the subject wrote that Calhoun understood the mysteries of banking and money better than anyone else at the time. Numerous scholars, mostly of a liberal and progressive disposition, praised Calhoun’s concurrent majority as a brilliant and useful concept. A United States Senate Committee chaired by John F. Kennedy named Calhoun one of the five greatest Senators of all time.

One is tempted to conclude that historical knowledge is not cumulative and to agree with Orwell that who controls the present controls the past, and who controls the past controls the future. Certainly the present discourse reflects not historical judgment but a political/ideological agenda.

In the Jacksonian era, so-called, I have learned that one must not only look for political bias, one must look for comic book versions of history.