Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Life at Half-Speed

I’ll admit it: I was apprehensive about the chemo. Some decades ago a female relative of mine—not long married, infant daughter—was diagnosed with cancer and subjected to the treatments of the time, both radiology and chemotherapy. The results were appalling. She lost her hair; her face and body shape changed horribly; she became immobile. The little infant daughter couldn’t understand what was happening to her mommy, and no one could explain to her. When the poor woman died at last, everyone in the family murmured, “Thank God!” to each other, usually followed by something like, “If I get what she had, please please someone put a pillow over my face.”

These things are much better calibrated now. I doubt anyone’s ever going to enjoy chemo, but it’s a long way from the horror show of that childhood memory. What happens is, you go to a 20-by-20-foot room with Barcaloungers set around the sides. Next to each Barcalounger is an IV stand on wheels. You sit in one of the Barcaloungers and roll up a sleeve. A nurse pierces a vein in your arm and fixes a grommet in it, with a tube leading up to the IV bag. Then you sit there for anything from two to six hours—bring a good book—while every so often the nurse comes over to change bags.

How the Left is fighting.. not just to beat…but to Kill the Right

Freedom is Everyone's Business


Simply put, the leftist media focuses on accentuating the mistakes and misdeeds of the right, while ignoring or lying about the same misdeeds of the left

Numerous examples abound of the double standard of the left. Small snippets and eye blinks of coverage are given to the ‘bit’ of double standard that exists. When you have 80% of your reporters identifying with one side of the political spectrum, then you will get coverage slanted in that light.

Bill Maher, among others, slobber all over themselves to come up with new disgusting and viral ways to insult, denigrate, embarrass, humiliate, and destroy any and all conservative people, including blacks and women. But let Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck slip once and all hell breaks loose. It’s hard to fight against a bloc that has most of every imaginable advantage in it’s quiver. Name a special interest…its probably a Democrat interest…. Name a news outlet… democrat leaning. Name a past president that often seeks out the press… It’s a Democrat….

Can you imagine where we’d get ‘the other side’s POV’ if there was not talk radio, cable or the internet? We’d be spoon fed the leftist agenda 24/7 if FoxNews, Rush, or Breitbart hadn’t come along.

Now, due to scandal overseas where they had little to do with, the parents of FoxNews is softening their right leaning stance and going more mainstream (under orders from Rupert, no accident this was after the scandal and while there were threats from the DOJ to investigate phone tapping here), Breitbart is dead and Rush just got hammered.

This is no accident. This is a part of a widely known plan to crush the burgeoning momentum the right received from the grassroots Tea Party in 2010. Even the IRS is investigating the TP for various things hoping to quash the movement at the very time that the Liberty of our children hangs in the balance.

When you boast of infiltrating gov’t at every level, in every department (see my brief on the OWS-Anarchist video), when you control the knowledge taught to 3 generations (Public schools/universities), when you control the media where the masses get their ‘news’ (80% identify with Democrats), when you control the entertainment industry (movies, music, TV, etc), you have incredible power to affect change in a country.

The only cracks are the examples I laid out before. And THEY, those FEW examples of independent and contrarian thought, spawned the biggest mass grassroots political demonstration in the past 50 years, if not ever in American history.

Why is the left so scared of the right? Because, truth is a light. The light shined upon the weary, tax oppressed middle class of America and they answered the call to stand and be counted. The left saw that millions took the ball and ran. They organized as never before. They came out and were involved…as never before. They voted and changed the political landscape, as they never had before. They pushed back against the machine and the machine took notes.
The machine can’t let it happen again. 2012 will be a tough political year. All the tricks will come out from the left. More dead people than ever will vote more than ever

They will employ all sorts of intimidation (remember the Black Panthers with clubs in Philly?). Expect that elsewhere. By hook, or by crook, the left will try to assure Obama’s reelection and reverse the TP momentum.

I have called this before. It’s inevitable. 2012 will be a tipping point for our future. We either rise up and go to the ballot box in droves, or allow the status quo to continue and accept the loss of this great nation to those that have been working for 100 years to finally succeed in destroying what was Man’s Greatest Experiment.

Political Notes From the Desk of Honesty


Anthony Breitbart

A Romney-Santorum ticket. Gingrich as Sec of State and Paul as Treasury Sec?


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To Fight and Fight Hard

I know Super Tuesday yielded some answers for some people, but one must really understand the problem. Politics are a non issue. The Tea Party addressed the political solution and they will again, but there is a timeline at work here. There are two things one cannot get around, the passage of time and simple mathematics. They are inviolable.

I know that you all know the issues as well as I do, but I will indulge myself to explain the sheer practical issues before us and why we must act.

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Crash kills pilot who blogged as Neptunus Lex

Navy Times


Retired naval aviator Carroll LeFon, perhaps better known by the nom de plume Neptunus Lex, was killed in a plane crash Tuesday morning when his F-21 Kfir crashed at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev., his blog confirmed.

LeFon, 51, retired as a captain in June 2008 after serving as an instructor at Top Gun and in various positions at several strike fighter squadrons.

In his civilian life, LeFon worked for Airborne Tactical Advantage Co., a contractor that operates simulated enemy aircraft with which student aviators train. But as a prominent military blogger, he was part analyst, part cheerleader, part critic and part poet who wrote about the Navy, his family, the military and global affairs with the casual tone, frankness and familiarity that flows through ready rooms. His sea stories were personal memoirs as well as parables.

ATAC and Fallon did not return calls for comment. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

LeFon began blogging in 2003 during the early months of the invasion of Iraq. Like many other military bloggers, he initially wrote anonymously — it was and still can be problematic for service members to openly publish opinions.

Besides writing for his personal fulfillment, he tried to counter media reports that would tax the military’s will to fight, said Cmdr. Chap Godbey, a blogger, foreign area officer and the author of one of the dozens of tributes to LeFon to hit the web as news of his death spread.

“He was a guy who was able to put out the truth, put out first-hand reporting from folks and put out things that would not have gotten out any other way,” Godbey said.

LeFon’s blog chronicled his own experiences in the Navy, his transition into retirement and his second career in the civilian workforce.

He was thrilled to fly Kfirs as opposition forces because it meant that he would continue to operate one of the world’s most advanced jets, Godbey said.

“The joy of having a second chance, not being over, that’s a big thing for fighter pilots, because once you’re done, you’re done. And that change hits people pretty hard,” he said.

Originally from Alexandria, Va., LeFon earned his commission through the Naval Academy in 1982.

“To this day, I cannot see the academy’s chapel dome in the distance without checking my watch to see if I am late, and wondering whether I am going to be in trouble,” he wrote in one of his posts.

He reported to his first squadron in the fleet, Strike Fighter Squadron 25, in July 1987. “Here is where I discovered that despite being the only male child in my family, I had twelve brothers,” he wrote.

Several other billets involved training, including a tour as an instructor at Navy Fighter Weapons School, better known as Top Gun. He was the executive officer and later commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 94. He was with that squadron from June 2001 to July 2003.

Along the way he deployed seven times, serving on the carriers Constellation, Independence and Carl Vinson. He earned two Legions of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Air Medal (Strike/Flight Award), two Navy/ Marine Corps Commendation Medals and the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

He leaves behind his wife and three children, including a son who flies MH-60S Seahawks.

“Married to the best girl I ever met, who also delivered up three wonderful children. Don’t really know how I could be happier, or more blessed,” he wrote.

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40 Stunning Old Photos

Roundabout via Robert

If you’re curious about how times were in the years 1840-1930, I recommend you to look over these 40 incredibly interesting pictures.

Prospector and Pack dog ready for the summer trail

Breitbart Obama Video Set For Release


Earlier today, Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith announced on Twitter that video researcher Andrew Kaczynski had released “the mysterious Harvard/Obama/race video that the Breitbart folks have been talking about.”
The video, which Kaczynski says was “licensed from a Boston television station,” shows a young Barack Obama leading a protest at Harvard Law School on behalf of Prof. Derrick Bell, a radical academic tied to Jeremiah Wright--about whom we will be releasing significant information in the coming hours.

However, the video has been selectively edited--either by the Boston television station or by Buzzfeed itself. Over the course of the day, will be releasing additional footage that has been hidden by Obama's allies in the mainstream media and academia. Editor-in-Chief Joel Pollak and Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro will appear on The Sean Hannity Show to discuss the tape. The full tape will be released tonight on Fox News' Hannity.


Texas Girl Scouts fight back after being robbed of cookie money

Via III Percent Patriots

If there's a badge for courage in the face of danger, the members of a Girl Scout troop in Fort Bend County, Texas, deserve it. They tried to fight off a thief who stole their hard-earned cookie money this weekend outside a Wal-Mart.

But the girls might get sweet justice after all: Security cameras at the store captured the crime on video, and it has been turned over to law enforcement.

"Stealing from a Girl Scout? It's as low as you are going to get," Bob Haenel, spokesman for the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department, told The Times. "I can put a lot of labels on that, but hardly any of them you can print."

Here's what authorities said happened: Girl Scouts were selling cookies outside a Wal-Mart about 1:50 p.m. on Saturday when a black Toyota Camry drove up with two male passengers. One of the males walked over and began talking to the girls, asking about the price and what cookies were available. The girls told that they thought they were going to ring up a sale.

"Out of nowhere he just took the whole box of money that we had and jumped in the car.

Gas Prices Explained

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Syria: Western Pro-War Propaganda Unravels as Fakery

Why should the West intervene in Syria when it turns out "activists" giving daily body counts, the sole source of "evidence" for the UN's ever climbing grand total, are caught not only lying, but staging entire interviews complete with fake gunfire directed "off stage?" Why should the US, UK, EU, or the West's stable of Arab proxy-regimes be allowed to arm Syrian rebels admittedly carrying out their own horrific atrocities? Clearly Syria's opposition have turned out, just as they have in Libya, to be craven, murderous, and ultimately deceitful extremists - making any further contact with them by the West a direct violation of their own national and international laws.

Video: Classic war propaganda - complete with staged-gunfire off camera and the intrepid actor "Danny" relaxed and joking before getting into character to give a hysterical "casualty report" to his co-star, CNN's Anderson Cooper - just one of many he regularly gives to Western media networks.


Bogue Inlet Pier Opens Saturday March 17th

After a really mild winter (most of the time!), we are right on schedule with the rebuilding of the pier! ........... OPENING DAY will be SATURDAY, MARCH 17th, 2012 in conjunction with the EMERALD ISLE St. PATRICK'S DAY FESTIVAL! ....... I would like to thank all of our friends for the warm wishes and encouragement we have received, and wished that we had time to personally answer all of the mail received! ............ There have been a lot of questions about the new construction, and to sum it up, we have built a much more substantial structure than ever! ............. The TEE on the end will have a slightly larger configuration. If you can remember the old pier, we had the end with angles on each side. The new construction will be squared off which will allow for a much more organized and expanded SPANISH MACKEREL area on the sides! ............. Everyone wants to know if we are rebuilding the OBSERVATION DECK and the answer is YES! ......... The OB DECK will be exactly the same, so you will be able to enjoy the views just like before! ............ I can not describe the hard work and dedication that our construction team showed (and are still showing) through the winter months! ............ It's hard to believe that such hard work can be so much fun! .......... After we complete the end, there will be no rest around here! .......... The next project will be rebuilding the RESTAURANT! .......... Unfortunately, BUSHWACKER'S RESTAURANT is now closed. We will be renovating our restaurant area to include an open-air design with a more casual atmosphere catering to our FISHERMEN and BEACHGOERS! .......... So look for plenty more improvements here at BOGUE INLET PIER ............ We really appreciate all of you! ............. UPDATE SOON! ............. MIKE STANLEY


Two of the four TEE sections are completed in this picture.

PILE DRIVING on the last section.

Finishing the east side TEE POLES and BEAMS.

Getting ready to float another set of pilings!

Was Boy in K.C. Fire Attack a Victim of His School's Racist Teaching?


Via Angry White Dude

The boy raised his hand, eager to answer the question. "What would you know about it?" exclaimed the teacher dismissively. "You're not our race."

This was not dialogue from a Hollywood movie. According to a woman named Melissa Coon, it was what a teacher at East High School in Kansas City told her 13-year-old son, Allen, when he attempted to answer a question during Black History Month. Coon identifies that teacher as Mrs. Karla Dorsey, who is black; Allen is white.

As has already been reported, Allen was a victim of a vicious racial attack last week in which two older black teens doused him with gasoline and set him alight, saying, "This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy." Not surprisingly, Coon has pulled her son out of East High and, concerned about further racial violence, intends to leave the K.C. area.

While this crime is making headlines, Coon states that it was merely the horrible culmination of continual racial harassment her son had to endure at East High. Moreover, after conducting an investigation that included extensive interviews with parents and students, I've learned that Coon's son is not alone. Other white students also report a pattern of racial harassment at the high school at the hands of their peers -- and, shockingly, their teachers.

Two of these victims were the twin 14-year-old daughters (first names withheld upon request) of Karin Wildeisen. Ever since their family relocated from Texas, they had endured racial animosity in the Kansas City school system and inappropriate behavior by staff, which included teachers laughing while boys humiliatingly manhandled the girls and a teacher slapping one of them on the backside. But there was far worse to come.

The twins started coming home and talking about the goings-on in an advanced-English class taught by a teacher Wildeisen identifies as Ms. Veda Monday. Wildeisen said that her daughters told her, "There are four white kids in the class; they are being targeted racially." They said that Monday, who is black, was feeding the class racial material, about which Wildeisen notes, "She's teaching advanced English; she has no reason to be teaching civil rights."

But then there was the straw that broke the camel's back. One day, Monday allegedly showed an explicit film involving portrayals of whites lynching blacks and then, reports ex-Texan Wildeisen, "in front of the class attacked my daughters, telling them that 'everybody from Texas is ignorant rednecks'" and that all white people were "responsible for Jasper because [their] skin is white."

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Security Theater: Engineer Shows TSA Nude Scanners are Useless, Sues TSA

Roundabout via Northern Blogger

Body scanner images
Body scanners rely solely on contrast -- making them useless if the weapon or bomb-making supply is held off the body, tests have shown.
[Image Source: TSA]

Mr. Corbett has identified a weakness in the device, which essentially renders them useless. He reasoned that both the older backscatter machines and the new millimeter wave scanners all relied on contrast with the body to "see" items, such as weapons or bomb-making chemicals. So he decided to see what happened if a secret pocket was stitched into a shirt, well off of the body.

He tested the theory using a metal case stored inside a secret pocket. Had he put the object in his chest pocket, it would have been spotted in the scans and he would almost certainly have been detained. But by using the secret side pocket, which was not contrasted against his body, he eluded both the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport's backscatter machine and the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport's newest millimeter wave machine.




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A Power Grab of Monumental Proportions

In “Obama Flexes His New Powers,” author James Best explains the connection between ObamaCare’s contraception mandates and the 25 billion settlement for banks robo-signing foreclosure documents. “Both,” he writes, “reflect new and purposely unchecked executive power given to the president when Democrats controlled both houses of Congress.”

Add an executive power grab over education through stealth and misdirection and you have an expansion of executive power so far beyond constitutional limits as to be unimaginable only a decade ago. Some may recall that critics called No Child Left Behind, the Bush administration iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, (ESEA), an “intrusion of the federal government into an area that both the U.S. Constitution and tradition have left to the jurisdiction of the states.” They were right.


Ron Paul takes.....3rd?

Patriot's Lament

So we had our preference poll today here in the so called Liberty "individualistically" minded Alaska.

And Ron Paul takes 3rd.

While I don't think Dr. Paul is Jesus, I don't think he can wave a wand and make everything OK, 3rd?

This just cements in my mind the fact that the good ol' USofA is so screwed we don't even have a clue.

What we have to conclude is that the American people want more war, want more government intrusion. We love the TSA degrading us and humiliating us. We love the Patriot Act. We love the NDAA. We hate the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We want the government to take care of everything in our lives from cradle to grave. We enjoy the EPA destroying our economy with regulation. We love the fact that the Fed is completely destroying our currency and is stealing from us with inflation.

We are just fine with the government killing us without due process. We have no problem with the government breaking into our homes without warrant. We want perpetual war with the world. We love debt.

We love the big central government.

We will do nothing to change it.

We will continue to place the blame on the "other guy" while the new guy does us worse. We are the dumbest most blind sheeple in the course of humanity.

Nothing so great in humankind was ever given to any man as far as government is concerned than the one we were given 200 some years ago. And we not only have forgotten it, we have rejected it quite loudly.

This country is screwed.

Again, I don't think Ron Paul is a savior. But I would have some hope if I saw a large group of Americans cling to what he represents.

But we don't love Liberty anymore. Our Nation cannot even define it as a people anymore.
What is there to fight for? This piece of dirt my house sits on is no different than any other dirt in this world anymore. Why stay here?

Thanks, Ron Paul, for being a hero for Liberty in a world that hates it so much.

America, you're going to wish you listened to this man. I predict you will wonder what hit you, very soon.

"My people perish for the lack of knowledge." God

Progressive Consolidation of Power

With little difference between the 1930s platforms of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and today’s Democrat Party, the latter can be expected to continue the overall strategy below. The Democrats now refer to themselves as Progressives.

Bernhard Thuersam

Progressive Consolidation of Power:

“When once the communists have come to power…the next step is to establish the dictatorship of the proletariat. Lenin defined this as “the rule – unrestricted by law and based on force – of the proletariat over the bourgeoisie, a rule enjoying the sympathy and support of the laboring and exploited masses.”

But since the Communist Party considers itself the executive of the proletariat, this rule is exercised in practice by the Communist Party.

The dictatorship of the proletariat is accompanied by a monopoly of the means of communication by the Communist Party. Every medium of mass communication is taken over. Every newspaper is a communist newspaper. Every radio station, every television channel, every book, every magazine, every school class is completely controlled by the Communist Party.

Under the dictatorship of the proletariat, an economic monopoly is gradually established whereby the Communist Party becomes the sole employer. A man then has but one choice – he works for the Communist Party where he is told to work, or he starves to death. He may not leave his job to go to another, for there is only one employer – the Communist Party.

Yet another feature of the dictatorship of the proletariat is the establishment of a vast, internal espionage network. The Communist Party sees the State, not as a mass of individuals, but as an organic unity, a higher form of being….[with] secret police]. Children are set to spy on their parents, wives on their husbands, employees on employers, pastors on their congregations, parishioners on their pastors. Every group, large or small, would have in its midst a number of informers. None of these informers would know who the others are. Thus a stream of information from every segment of the community flows back to the central authority.

With such a system in existence, it is inevitable that a revolt that has any organization whatsoever will be discovered at birth and strangled in infancy.

The communists set about to disarm the people completely. Great rewards were given to those who would tell where weapons were hidden, and the rush to deliver concealed weapons began.

A major assault was made on the child[‘s] mind. Their affections were turned from their parents towards the State. They were given guns and appointed sentries with orders to challenge, and, if necessary, shoot adults. The school children would be marched out and given the task of searching all shops in an area for weapons and currency, and of accosting and searching all adults in the area.

Finally there came the day of the mass trials and executions. Behind the prisoners the school children would march to observe the execution. Then came the general populace.

The dictatorship becomes even more intense. The powers in the hands of the top few become greater and greater until finally there emerges the man of all power, the Joseph Stalin, who sits in the seat of the mighty while millions of slaves rush to and fro to do his bidding.’

(You Can Trust the Communists (…to do exactly as they say), Dr. Fred Schwartz, Prentice-Hall, 1961, pp. 96-101.

March 7, 2012 Investors flee Carbonite after Limbaugh announcement

On Saturday, Carbonite CEO David Friend released a statement on his company’s website declaring that Carbonite had decided to “withdraw” advertising from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show in the wake of his controversial remarks involving Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke because it will “ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse”:

Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.

However, it hasn’t done much to contribute to his company’s stock price. Since the market opened on Monday through its close today, Carbonite stock (NASDAQ:CARB) has plummeted nearly 12 percent, outpacing the drop of the NASDAQ index in that same time period by nine-and-a-half points. It was also one of the biggest decliners on the NASDAQ on Tuesday.


Texas: High School’s Chant of “USA, USA, USA” Deemed Racist…


A local school district is apologizing after an apparent incident of racism at a boys high school basketball game this past weekend.

When the final whistle blew Saturday, Alamo Heights celebrated a convincing victory over San Antonio Edison.

Alamo Heights Head Coach Andrew Brewer said he was proud of his team.

"Tremendously proud,” Brewer said. “Tremendously. It's the best group of kids."

But it was just after the trophy presentation when the coach was not proud of the chant coming from Alamo Heights fans.

"USA, USA, USA," they chanted.

San Antonio Independent School District officials took the chant as a racial insult to a school with all minority players from a school with mostly white ones.

Citadel Corps Day 2010 Dixie + Bagpipes, Parade & More

Via Billy

Citadel Corps Day 2010 Dixie


Pipes at the Citadel


A Friday afternoon at The Citadel

Petition to Stop the IRS from Silencing the Tea Party

The Obama Administration's IRS appears to be conducting politically motivated investigations of Tea Party organizations nationwide. Such bullying tactics - designed to silence these organizations during this critical year - violates these citizens First Amendment rights. The ACLJ is fighting back. Jay Sekulow, ACLJ Chief Counsel, is leading the legal team that is representing some of the largest Tea Party organizations in America. Join this fight. Add your name to our petition to the Speaker of the House and Congressional oversight officials now, calling on Congress to provide IRS oversight. (This will not be sent to the IRS.)

Petition to Stop the IRS from Silencing the Tea Party

To: John Boehner, Speaker of the House
Darrell Issa, Chairman, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Senator Orrin Hatch, Ranking Minority for Senate Finance Committee

Tea Party groups are made up of law-abiding citizens who care deeply about this country. They have followed the law and requested tax-exempt status for their activities just like Americans have done for a hundred years. President Obama's IRS appears to be using this as an opportunity to intimidate - to silence - these law-abiding citizens from exercising their fundamental First Amendment rights. Incredibly, the IRS is demanding to know who Tea Party members are, who they associate with, who they talk to, and who they meet with. We respectfully ask that the House of Representatives conduct oversight hearings, investigating these intrusive, and to some threatening IRS tactics, which violate the First Amendment rights of Americans.

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Brigitte Bardot at Cannes, 1953

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