Wednesday, August 10, 2011

CANCEL your "Progressive" Insurance

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The Feral Irishman
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I know this has been around for awhile but sometimes people miss these things...

I actually cancelled a Progressive Policy last year when I heard about this.


PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE is owned by Peter Lewis: Who is he? Read this...

You've seen and smiled at the Progressive Insurance TV commercials.

Well, you're about to learn the rest of the story:


You know their TV commercials, the ones featuring the ditsy actress all dressed in white. What you might not know is that the Chairman of Progressive is Peter Lewis, one of the major funders of leftist causes in America . Between 2001 and 2003, Lewis funneled $15 million to the ACLU, the group most responsible for destroying what's left of Americas Judeo-Christian heritage.Lewis also gave $12.5 million to and American Coming Together, two key propaganda arms of the socialist left. His funding for these groups was conditional on matching contributions from George Soros, the America-hating socialist who is the chief financier of the Obama political machine. Lewis made a fortune as a result of capitalism, but now finances a progressive movement that threatens to destroy the American free enterprise system that is targeting television shows on Fox News. Peter Lewis is making a fortune off of conservative Americans (who buy his auto insurance) that he applies to dismantle the very system that made him wealthy. He's banking on no one finding out who he is, so, STOP buying Progressive Insurance and pass this information on to all your friends.

Tales Told By Fools: Why The Media Can't Get Anything Right About Guns


Via Eric

Imagine a newspaper story on automobiles in which the writer confused camshafts and driveshafts. Or a piece on investing in which the words “stock” and “bond” were used interchangeably. Or one that referred to Marines as soldiers (which will get you a punch in the mouth from any self-respecting Jarhead). Not likely, you think. No reporter is that ignorant or that careless. Wrong. They are when they turn their attention to guns. Cartridge and bullet are used interchangeably, clip and magazine mean the same thing; submachine gun and machine gun are synonyms. And it gets worse.

When the M-16 was first issued during the Vietnam War, Americans were informed that it was deadly because its bullets tumbled through the air, creating terrible wounds when they hit. Anyone who has ever thrown a football knows what a crock this is. Apparently, news reporters do not throw footballs.

In a recent article in The New York Times, a reporter quoted a police officer as stating that a Smith & Wesson revolver went off when it was dropped. The handgun was made in the 1970s, so there is a problem: No Smith wheelgun of post-World-War-II manufacture can go off unless the trigger is pulled. Even if the revolver was cocked, it’s highly unlikely that it could fire. It sounds like the police officer told a Great Big Fib, but the reporter did not know enough about the subject (or, probably, anything about the subject) to call him on it.

In the 1990s, a newspaper Sunday supplement ran an article on gun control that used the term “ballistic footprint.” This was a new one to me so I called the magazine and asked the editor in chief what it meant. He said he had no idea but that he would check with his staff. He did, and no one else had a clue, either.

We are treated to almost-daily accounts of assault weapons that are supposedly being purchased at American gun shops and sent south of the border through an elaborate system of straw men, couriers, intermediaries, etc. But as the American Rifleman points out in its excellent article on the subject in its July issue, drug cartels are huge businesses with unlimited budgets. Why would they go to the trouble of buying two or three or a dozen guns in the U.S. when they could call their friendly arms merchant and get a pallet load of guns, still in the factory cosmoline, delivered right to their doors?

So why, when someone says “gun,” does a journalist’s common sense head for parts unknown?

First, there is a strong tendency among people not to challenge conventional wisdom. As proof of that, I offer the fact that from AD 200 until roughly 1850, western medicine was based on the teachings of a physician named Galen. Galen did not know that blood circulated, or that the heart pumped it. He blamed disease on an imbalance among four bodily humors (black bile, yellow bile, water, and phlegm), and drew his conclusions about human anatomy from dissections of monkeys and pigs, not humans. But for nearly two millennia, Galen was more revered than Oprah.

So we tend not to question, and from the unanimity of thought on the subject in the media, I believe that J-school students and cub reporters learn, very early on, that the following is the Revealed Truth:


National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-09-11

  • Injustice Everywhere
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  • Spokane WA police official who previously stated that the beating & tasering death of a mentally ill man named Otto Zehm was not a case of excessive force apparently changed his mind and is now willing to testif to policy violations by the officer involved in that incident three years ago. [0]
  • Plano TX settles suit for $245k to the family of man who was fatally shot by an officer claiming it was a misfire caused when he adjusted his gun-mounted light during a drug sting [0]
  • Gretna LA police sued by man alleging cops released K9 that bit off his penis and lied to justify the use of force. The police report claims the dog was released because officers feared the victim was attempting to flee out a back door or window when the victim’s apartment didn’t have any. [3]
  • 3 Providence RI cops sued by man for excessive force after surveillance video apparently contradicted cops claims that he slammed himself into a traffic officer’s car before beating him with flashlights [4]
  • Portland OR transit cops sued for tasering a man who has an IQ of 55 for not leaving bus that a driver let him sit in because it was cold out then mistook his seizure medication for ecstasy when they arrested him. [0]
  • Westport MA settles suit for $50k to man alleging off-duty cop used excessive force during false arrest [0]
  • Laurel MD cop sentenced to 4yrs for secretly videotaping a 15yr-old girl undressing, the sentence is to be served concurrent to his 7 year sentence on federal child porn charges [0]
  • Hawaii Co HI police accused of excessive force by blogger claiming he was tackled & arrested for videotaping cops [1]
  • Houston TX police audit reveals more than 3000 more untested rape kits linger in evidence in addition to 4220 known [0]
  • Shillington PA cop gets 6-23mo in plea deal for stalking & harassing woman, broke into her home & planted GPS device [0]
  • Hileah Gardens FL cop arrested on allegations he was part of gang that robbed trucks of millions in cargo [0]
  • US Border Patrol agent in AZ arrested after caught on surveillance video stealing woman’s purse from car off duty [0]
  • Nicholas Co KY sheriff pleads guilty to theft & abuse of trust for personal use of $43k in forfeiture money [0]
  • Onandaga Co NY deputy pleads guilty to falsifying time record in swipe card forgery scheme, was head of union [0]
  • Fair Oaks TX cop pleads guilty to lying about his citizenship to feds in effort to join the FBI [0]
  • Washington DC police cmdr demoted to captain for handling of police escorts for celebrities that violated policy [0]

Frankengun Gooood!




They say necessity is the mother of all invention and the extreme poverty often found in Iraq certainly creates a need. Readers of this website are surely familiar with the inventiveness of their adversary, many of you have seen the improvised remote detonators and home brewed microchips that have been jerry-rigged to a set of batteries to trigger an IED.

Thankfully, some of these masters of improvisation work for the good guys. I worked with an Iraqi SWAT team member named Shahab who had a habit of creating bizarre chimera type weapons in his home workshop. Despite Shahab being a great soldier and a strong leader, I always made sure to stand off at a safe distance when he fired this thing out on our range.

Look carefully and you can see that he cannibalized parts of various weapons and fabricated a few of his own. He took a AK-47 receiver, a Browning Hi-Power pistol grip, and a PKM barrel, cobbling them together with what I think was a bb-gun scope. He cut the stock himself and created a M16 style charging handle that actually worked!

As a 18B, this Franken gun made me a little nervous but I never saw him have a malfunction with it much less the kind of catastrophic failure you might expect from the picture.

A co-worker rotated back into Iraq the next year to work with Shahab again, who had by now built himself a home made 40mm grenade launcher. He kept bugging my friend for a M203 grenade to “test fire” but needless to say he had to decline…

Kit Up! contributor Jack Murphy is a former Ranger and Special Forces Soldier and the author of the military thriller Reflexive Fire.

Sentimental value of a flag

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The unsoiled Betsy Ross


My Suggestion For Equal Time For The S&S


Oleg Volk

Over the 22 years I lived in America, I have seen a drastic change in the attitude towards the stars and stripes. What was perceived by many as the American flag is now viewed as the Federal flag, evoking distinctly mixed feeling.

The old Gadsden flag is currently re-gaining favor, mainly because it is perceived as the flag of the people instead of the flag of the government. Most people have as little liking for their state governments as for the feds, but the local rulers are perceived as more controllable in the long run.

While I view the United States as the best country in the world in total, we are now quite inferior to many others in personal freedoms, tax laws and other aspects. I wouldn’t trade better gun laws of the US for better drug laws of Belgium, but I admit that they are better off in that respect. Likewise, even in Germany (with its reputation for gruffness), customs and airport staff were significantly less rude than INS and TSA. In many ways, life in America is better than it has ever been. In others, it’s starting to resemble the USSR. That development is almost entirely based on the federal impositions on the population. It’s easy to flee New Jersey for Pennsylvania, it’s a bit harder to get away from the national jurisdiction. IRS, for example, tries to pursue even the people who aren’t Americans anymore.

Until about 2001, I would invite friends from Russia and Europe to visit because I wanted to share my wonderful new homeland. Now I invite them with advance apologies for the indignities they are likely to endure en route from the US government agents. Hopefully, we will all be able to be proud of America again someday soon.

I mentioned something about one of our dogs on facebook

I said it there and In case it leaks out- I'll say it here, too:

IN RESPONSE TO THE EMAILS CONCERNING MY DOG Please be advised I am sick to death of receiving questions about my dog who mauled six illegals wearing Obama t-shirts, two rappers, ten Zynga programmers, five phone operators who asked me to press #1 for English, nine teenagers with pants hanging down past their cracks, eight customer service desk people speaking in broken English, and three flag burners.


Lincoln Inflicts Kingly Oppression

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The Founders rightly gave war-making powers only to the representatives of the States which had to supply the troops, in Congress assembled. Lincoln’s predecessor in office, James Buchanan, clearly recognized his dilemma as South Carolina and other States departed the federated Union – he had no authority to make war on anyone without the consent of Congress, and especially against people of his own country. Lincoln demonstrated no such scruples.

Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"
Lincoln Inflicts Kingly Oppression:

“Another popular and traditional way in which the dispute [over war-making powers] has been rendered since 1789 is to try to divine the “original intentions” entertained by the Constitution’s framers. Although the intentions of the members of the Federal Convention were many and mixed, there is general agreement that their primary intention was to avoid placing too much power in the hands of one person. This point was perhaps best captured by Abraham Lincoln in a letter dated 15 February 1848 to his law partner, William H. Herndon:

“The provision of the Constitution giving the war-making power to Congress was dictated, as I understand it, by the following reasons: Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object.

This our convention understood to be the most oppressive of all kingly oppressions, and they had resolved to so frame the Constitution so that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us.”

The great irony of Representative Lincoln’s critique of Commander-in-Chief James Polk’s war against Mexico is that, thirteen years later, after he had become commander-in-chief in his turn, Lincoln would himself inflict this “most oppressive of kingly oppressions” upon the United States. The Civil War is not only America’s largest undeclared war but also its most costly war in terms of casualties suffered. Lincoln’s letter is also of great interest because James Wilson, a delegate to the Federal Convention from Pennsylvania, had previously used strikingly similar language in the Pennsylvania ratifying convention: “This [new] system will not hurry us into war; it is calculated to guard against it. It will not be in the power of a single man, or a single body of men, to involve us in such distress; for the important power of declaring war is vested in the legislature at large:…from this circumstance we may draw a certain conclusion that nothing but our national interest can draw us into war.”

(The Lost Art of Declaring War, Brien Hallett, University of Illinois Press, 1998, pp. 31-32)

Lincoln Inflicts Kingly Oppression

Why S&P downgraded

Via midnightrider

• U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
• Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
• New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
• National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
• Recent budget cut: $ 38,500,000,000

Let's remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget:

• Annual family income: $21,700
• Money the family spent: $38,200
• New debt on the credit card: $16,500
• Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
• Total budget cuts: $385

United States Olympic Committee Threatens To Sue The Redneck Olympics

Via Jaded Haven

The United Stats Olympic Committee has issued a formal letter stating its intent to sue the “Redneck Olympics” over the use of the word “Olympic.” The Committee insists that it owns the word Olympic — despite the fact that it refers to an ancient sporting even from Greece that preceded both the United States and copyright/trademark laws. (It turns out that this early depiction of the Greek Olympics had been long misinterpreted as a race. It is actually early Greek lawyers serving an organizer with a complaint over the use of the word Olympic in 776 BC).

I have previously complained about the ever-expanding claims of copyright and trademark rights over common terms or symbols. Congress and the Obama Administration have continued to yield to lobbyists demanding more protections, including criminal protections, despite the stifling impact on creativity and discourse.

This would be akin to someone claiming ownership of the word “Redneck.”

It appears that a special law was passed given the Committee this ownership over a term created thousands of years ago:


Abraham Lincoln: Tyrant [HD] (Excellent)

Via Craig


53rd North Carolina, Fort Mahone/ "Fort Damnation" Petersburg, Virginia

My great grandfather and great uncle knew all the men in the "Civil War Requiem" video as they were part of the 53rd NC which was the sole unit defending Fort Mahone. (Fort Mahone was named "Fort Damnation" by the Yankees) *Handpicked men of the 53rd (My great grandfather was one of these) made the final, night assault at Petersburg in an attempt to break Grant's line. This was against Fort Stedman which was immediately in front of Fort Mahone. They initially succeeded, but reinforcements drove them back. This video is made from photographs which were taken the day after the 53rd evacuated the lines the night before to begin the retreat to Appomattox. I have many more pictures taken by the same photographer, one of these shows a 14 year old boy and the other is the famous picture of the blond, handsome soldier with his musket.

The Danger of Underestimating Obama

August 10, 2011

Dear Friends,

I want to recommend for your reading this excellent article from the
Washington Times written by Congressman Dan Burton of Indiana. Our country is facing a grave economic crisis and many attribute this to Obama's inexperience and incompetence.

Not entirely true, says Burton. He argues persuasively that Obama knows exactly what he is doing and the American people underestimate him at their peril. We had all better wake up to the threat his policies pose. North Carolina is not a safe haven from Obama-style socialist policies. What happens in Washington is seriously impacting job creation and economic growth in the Tar Heel State.

The Obama political machine now controls the NC Democratic Party. Even as I write this, Obama has political operatives working full time in New Hanover County registering voters. Governor Perdue's re-election campaign is run by an Obama strategist and she vetoed the Voter-ID bill. I agree with Rep. Burton-- we underestimate this threat to America and North Carolina at our peril.

Click here to read full Washington Times article


Thom Goolsby
Paid for by Goolsby for NC Senate


"The only things of value which we have at present are our arms and out courage. So long as we keep our arms we fancy that we can make good use of our courage; but if we surrender our arms we shall lose our lives as well."
-- Xenophon, The Persian Expedition

Via NCRenegade