Thursday, March 17, 2011

Union thuggery and threats against Althouse

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THIS LOCAL NEWSCAST Shows That Arizona's Enforcement Efforts Put Americans Back To Work

"Channel 10 of Phoenix reported the incredible benefit to unemployed Americans when Sheriff Joe Arpaio raided a bunch of Pei Wei Asian Diners and led most of the workers there out in handcuffs because they were illegal aliens.

Watch it and look at the kind of Americans who lined up to take the jobs the illegal aliens vacated. You may be shocked; you will certainly be heartened.

SEND A FREE FAX to your state representative and senator urging them to reject the "Utah Compact" and instead to show compassion to unemployed Americans by increasing enforcement against illegal immigration:"

ATF Agents write Issa and House Judiciary Committee on "Project Gunrunner

"Senior Special Agent Vincent Cefalu sent this through the Issa' website portal."

From: Cefalu, Vincent A.
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 16:44:45 -0400

"Project Gunrunner or the "walking" guns portion could/should have been prevented. Based on a series of abuses, abject failures in the system to provide oversight and protect whistleblowers, Senior ATF management has been empowered to believe they are above the law and whistleblowers are fair game and ATF attorneys will crush anyone who comes forward. Myself and Special Agent Jay Dobyns have been the most public in attempting to gain oversight and accountability. Between us we have over 50 years of combined experience coast to coast with the agency."

Prussian Confederate Veteran Receives Stone Marker and the Southern Cross of Honor



Via Jamey, SDYC

We Won Wisconsin – But The Fight Goes On

Via PUMABydesign001

Obama Reflects On His Vacation, Er, Presidency – A Picture Story

obama china it would be so much easier to be the president of china 1 sad hill news


Via Weasel Zippers

Aftermath: The Castillo Jewelry Shooting

In December last year, a Texas jewelry store owner foiled a hiest by three men. “Mr. and Mrs. Castillo get hustled into back room. Mrs. Castillo tied to chair, Mr. Castillo next. That’s when he pulled his own pistol and killed one bad guy. He then proceeded to his office, grabbed a shotgun, and commenced shooting until the other two were dead. He himself was shot three times but survived.”

That’s from TTAG writer Don Curton’s excellent analysis of the crime. Click here to read the original news report. Recently, Mr. Castillo’s youngest daughter Anna posted a comment on TTAG. I contacted her and asked her to describe the aftermath of the shooting. Make the jump to read the Castillo family’s story in her own words.

Arizona Seeks Friends (States) to Fight Feds

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Legislators in Arizona are reaching out to other state governments in the region to form partnerships against the federal government and its ever-expanding array of unconstitutional dictates on everything from ObamaCare to environmental matters, media reports explained. The problem with the idea, according to analysts, is that the federal government itself will need to sign off on the deals before they can take effect.

The approach being pursued by Arizona, known as the formation of “interstate compacts,” involves creating alliances between two or more states for a variety of purposes. In Arizona’s case, one of the proposals being considered would see states creating and maintaining a fence along the border with Mexico. Another would allow participating state governments to deal with health-care issues without federal intrusion.

Via Rebellion

Trump says he has doubts about Obama’s birth place

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Donald Trump, the business mogul who continues to claim he is seriously interested in mounting a bid for the White House, says he has doubts about whether President Obama was born in the United States.

In an interview with ABC, Trump said he finds it strange “nobody knew” Obama as a young child in Hawaii.

“Let me tell you, I’m a really smart guy. I was a really good student at the best school in the country. The reason I have a little doubt, just a little, is because he grew up and nobody knew him,” Trump said in the interview that aired Thursday.

“If I got the nomination, if I decide to run, you may go back and interview people from my kindergarten. They'll remember me. Nobody comes forward. Nobody knows who he is until later in his life. It's very strange,” the Celebrity Apprentice host added. “The whole thing is very strange.”

Germanna Foundation Lecture on Robert E. Lee

"WARRENTON, VA – On Sunday, 27 March 2011, the Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies will present a special speakers program and retrospective on General Robert Edward Lee in observance of the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.

Robert E. Lee was a descendant of Governor Alexander Spotswood, the patron of German colonists who settled in 1714 at Germanna and then at Germantown in Fauquier County.

This event is part of the Germanna Foundation's commitment to public education efforts on the Germanna-related heritage of Fauquier County.

The afternoon program will feature lectures by two noted Lee historians and will be followed by a question-and-answer panel discussion. The program will held at the John Barton Payne Building, located at 2 Courthouse Square, on Main Street, in Old Town Warrenton, Virginia beginning at 2:00 PM and admission is free to the public.

About the Speakers: The first speaker is a noted author in the Washington Times Civil War Page and the Civil War Courier, Mr. William Connery. His topic will cover General Robert E. Lee from April 1865 until his death in October 1870. Lee was a brilliant military commander and strategist bringing to a small town in western Virginia those skills, as well as his ability to work with and engender respect from a wide assortment of people.

The second speaker, Mr. Gar Schulin, serves on the Board of Directors of The Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society, and is a Past President of the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution, Culpeper Minute Men Chapter. Mr. Schulin is also an officer with the Virginia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans, Black Horse Camp #780; and is actively affiliated with the Abbeville Institute, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Foundation, the National Air and Space Society and the Fauquier Heritage Institute. Mr. Schulin's slide presentation, "Lee The American," will provide an insightful discussion of the great character of Robert Edward Lee, and a historical review of how America and the world has paid the very highest tributes to General Lee, including first-hand accounts and recollections of those who knew him in life. Mr. Schulin lives in Warrenton.

About the Germanna Foundation: The Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization founded in 1956. Its purpose is to preserve and make known the history of the Virginia Germanna Colonies, their operations under the patronage of Alexander Spotswood Alexander, his residence and activities at Germanna and in Fauquier County. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis and interested participants are encouraged to arrive early.

For further information, please see or contact the Germanna Foundation at 540.423.1700 or 540.341.7019."

Darrell Issa On Gun Walking: We’re going to hold those who lied to us early on accountable."

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Appearing on the Roger Hedgecock radio show Wednesday night, House Oversight chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) announced that he has opened an investigation into Project Gun Walker, which is developing into one of the most bizarre and dangerous scandals of the Obama Administration. It’s almost impossible to make sense of it – if you haven’t heard the story before, be prepared to spend the next few paragraphs shaking your head in astonishment. The only theory that does make sense is ominous indeed, and if Congressman Issa’s investigation provides support for that theory, there is no telling how many heads will roll.

Project Gun Walker, also known by the case name “Fast and Furious” and “Operation Gunrunner,” was a plan in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives would deliberately allow guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, in order to “see where all the guns ended up, build a big case, and take down a cartel,” as whistleblower agent John Dodson explained to CBS News. Such operations existed as far back as 2008, but starting in 2010 they were expanded by an order of magnitude.

Shaking your head like that is kind of unpleasant, isn’t it? I warned you. You’re about to do it again.

Eight Out of Ten Illegal Aliens Apprehended in 2010 Never Prosecuted

Border Patrol agent on southwest border

An illegal alien apprehended by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency during the last fiscal year had an estimated 84 percent chance of never being prosecuted, according to figures compiled by the office of Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas).

Culberson submitted the figures for the record during a hearing Wednesday of the House Appropriations subcommittee on homeland security.

Of 447,731 illegal aliens apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol during fiscal year 2010 (which ended last September), only 73,263 (16.4 percent) were prosecuted, according to the submitted data. That means that 374,468 illegal aliens that were taken into custody (83.6 percent) were never prosecuted.

Fire Hero Gets Schooled


Via Steve

Fort Sumter Soiree

Secession Cockade with Palmetto Frond


A Patriots Revelation

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The Attack On Fort Stedman, And (My Great Grandfather)

I just had a moment of personal revelation.

I went to a website where they were discussing the Shaffer Cox arrest situation in Alaska. I was going to go on the thread and comment on behalf of Shaffer's actions and statements, but first I had to register. That is where I hit a snag.

Besides asking me for an email and password, one of the fill ins of course was one of those barely readable five letters plus 5 letters to keep the Spam Robots off the board. Then there was a question that asked "Do you support the Constitution". I figured out after about 20 minutes that only the word "Yes" with no qualifications was allowed. This put me into a moral quandary.

If I lied to get on the board I would feel bad every time I posted knowing I was allowed to post only because I told the lie that they wanted to hear.

The revelation was that since I had begun studying the "Current Constitution" I could no longer support it as it is now published and quoted. Why is that?

I served under the flag of this country from the Walled City of Berlin in 1964 through the Republic of Vietnam in 1970 to the last straw of Desert Storm in 1981. As a soldier I was prepared, but not in a hurry, to give my life in support of that constitution. I would still throw off my reservations if this nation was attacked and go to war again to defend that Constitution . However I can not honestly say that I "support" the Constitution as it is written, repeated, and published today. My recent studies have revealed some sinister tampering, and some outright forgery, of that document between 1789 and today that prohibit my enthusiastic support.

Just a few of these items are the fact that the 13th Amendment as written is not the same as the one ratified by the required number of united State legislators. I found that the use of the Reconstruction acts and Martial law to force the united States, especially the Southern States, to ratify the 14th Amendment and make all men and women who are born in the various states "US CITIZENS" with out explaining to them that those with that title are "Fictitious Entities" (note all capital letters) and ask them to lie by stating they are residents of the "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" which is another Fictitious entity, or corporation and is located on "10 Square Miles of land on the eastern border of the Common Wealth of Virginia". (Washington DC)

The other part of the revelation was that many of my fellow patriots have been drawn into the sinister clutches of the controlled media driven "Patriots for hire". These media spokesmen spend enormous amounts of time creating swap words and prepared "Patriot responses". I had seen them daily, but had let it wash by, as these prepared responses took the place of actual personal responses. Now it seems that only those who know the words, and chant them to each other, can call themselves "Patriots".

"def: patriot (n) a person who vigorously supports his country and its way of life"

There is nothing here to require that I or any other "Patriot" agree without personal opinion with any document or statements published by any "Government" the one in power or the one trying to gain power.

Def: Country(n)., pl., -tries.
1. A nation or state.
2. The territory of a nation or state; land.
3. The people of a nation or state; populace ie: The whole country will profit from the new economic reforms.
2. The land of a person's birth or citizenship: Foreign travel is restricted in his country.
3. A region, territory, or large tract of land distinguishable by features of topography, biology, or culture: hill country.
4. An area or expanse outside cities and towns; a rural area: a vacation in the country.

Who makes these rules about the thoughts of others? Probably folks who have no ability to discuss the subjects and thus rely on prepared notes.

What I do support is the rights of man as given to Adam by Yahweh. They didn't require a written contract then, and still do not today. However to make themselves feel more secure these rights were given to man again in 1213 by the Magna Carta from the King of England.
In 1775 the various states added them into their State Constitutions, and into the Bills of Rights as part of the Articles of Confederation which was a treaty and thus holds more power that the later published document that began "We the People". That document in it's original document format had no title for it was simply an agreement between the States and the "Corporation" which was formed to act as a front man or face for the international community.

So when someone asks me do I support the Constitution of the United States of America I say no I do not as it doesn't pertain to me. I live in North Carolina and I am a sovereign man living upon the land. I am bound by no Corporate fictions only by Yahweh's laws and the Common law of my state.

I am free as I stand by the grace of Yahweh, why do I need a man like myself to proclaim me free?

safetalker, Liberty & Preparedness

" much more can we give treasure and blood?"

Army Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesdsay.View Image

In an emotional exchange with Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., Petraeus said, "if I ever felt that we couldn't achieve our objectives," he would be "very forthright" not only with his superiors in the military chain of command but also with President Obama and members of the Congress.

Noting that Obama has said the U.S. will have combat troops out by the end of 2014, with the Afghan government in position to provide its own security, a skeptical Jones said he could imagine a senior military leader coming before Congress in 2015 and pleading for more time and more sacrifice.

"You know, 15, 16, 17 years, for God sakes, how much more can we take, how much more can we give treasure and blood?" Jones asked.

Petraeus replied: "I may not be at this table, probably won't be, in 2015, but I'll tell you that my son is in uniform, and Lieutenant Petraeus just completed a tour in Afghanistan, which thankfully we were able to keep very quiet, and left in November after serving as an infantry platoon leader. We're very proud of what he did. He thinks he was doing something very important."

Atlanta Restore the Constitution Peaceful, Armed Rally

"I am not among those who fear the people. They, and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom. And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude."
--Thomas Jefferson

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"We're holding the 1st anniversary rally to the inaugural event across the Patomic from DC here in Atlanta. On Saturday, April 23, noon to 3 p.m. we'll gather as close to the Georgia State Capitol as possible (so far, that's the Washington Street sidewalk of the Capitol Building) to celebrate our 1st and 2nd amendment rights.

Jerry Henry, Executive Director of Georgia Carry and instrumental in promoting SB-308 (Georgia's new gun law), has agreed to speak and we're working on more speakers. I want to give you an early invitation so you can mark your calendars. Once details are "firmed up," we'll send a flier so you can print and hand out to your friends.

Is is our feeling that constitutional rights, much like the human muscle, will deteriorate if not exercised. It's a sad day in America where those that are exercising their God given, Constitutionally protected rights are considered "extremists." It is my objective to reverse the damage the main stream media has done to law abiding, Constitution loving Americans!

I hope you can all attend, stay tuned for additional information."