Thursday, September 13, 2012

Rand Paul: End aid to Libya

You think........?

A filibuster to gain support for the release of the doctor who helped locate Osama bin Laden held up a vote on the Veterans Job Corps bill in the U.S. Senate.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said his filibuster Wednesday was to draw attention to his call for Pakistani leaders to release Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find bin Laden, Politico reported Thursday.

Paul had said he would stall Senate action until the doctor is released from jail in Pakistan, something the government has said it would not do. Paul also called on the Obama administration to block aid to Pakistan until Afridi is released.

Afridi was linked to the CIA operation to verify bin Laden's whereabouts with a door-to-door vaccination campaign in Abbottabad, where the al-Qaida founder was hiding before he was killed. The doctor recently was convicted by a tribal court and sentenced to 33 years in prison.

The jobs bill, which enjoys bipartisan support, would create a veterans jobs training program at a cost of $1 billion over five years.

Paul also said the United States should end aid to Libya following the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in which U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed, Politico reported.

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Loyal dog ran away from home to find his dead master's grave - and has stayed by its side for six years

Via commander_zero

Loyal: Capitan has not left the side of Miguel Guzman's grave since 2006 - and sleeps on top of it every night

A faithful dog has refused to leave the side of his dead master's grave for six years, it was reported today.

German shepherd Capitan ran away from home after the death of Argentinian Miguel Guzman in 2006.

A week later Mr Guzman's family went to pay their respects and found the heartbroken pet sitting by his owner's grave, wailing.

Since then the grieving dog has rarely left the spot at the cemetery in the town of Villa Carlos Paz, central Argentina.

Mr Guzman bought Capitan as a present for his 13-year-old son Damian in 2005.

He died suddenly in March the next year, but by the time his family had returned home from the funeral Capitan was gone.

Mr Guzman's widow Veronica told Argentina's Cordoba newspaper: 'We searched for him but he had vanished. We thought he must have got run over and died.

'The following Sunday we went to the cemetery and Damian recognised his pet. Capitan came up to us, barking and wailing, as if he were crying.'

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Hillary Clinton In Morocco: Islam Is A “Great Religion”…

Via Don

More of a political ideology than a religion.


Obama’s regime essentially hands death sentence to a California Coptic Christian. Obama Media complicit.

Via Michael

(AP) Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S. embassies across the Mideast

Sword At-The-Read



Anyone remember Theo Van Gogh? The Dutch filmmaker who made the film ‘Submission’ critical of Islam, who was assassinated by an Islamic radical in his own country? History might repeat itself at the hands of the Obama regime, who today along with the Obama Media – publicly revealed the true name and possible alias of a man who made a video that lampoons the Islamic prophet Muhammed.

The Obama media – following orders or doing all it can to promote the Obama narrative on what supposedly ‘sparked’ the planned attacks on the U.S. Embassies in Egypt and Libya on the 11th anniversary of 9-11, hunted down and obtained the cell number of the man with the alias used to protect himself from Islamic rage due his silly video. Also, U.S. Pastor Terry Jones, who prayed for the video’s director, was approached by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff yesterday and urged to not show the film and to disavow it, citing concerns for Americans overseas.

Obama’s regime today doubled down on their narrative that this silly video is to blame for the attacks on the embassies and today the FBI warned that there will be additional violence both abroad and within the USA as a result of the video. Never mind the the attacks on the embassies were planned well in advance of the video being cited as a reason, and not because of the anniversary of 9-11.

The Obama media has made sure that the narrative on the film inciting the embassy attacks is front and center of their coverage. The media is also making sure that along with the outing of the filmmaker’s name – it presents up front that the California man is a criminal, involved in several financial and bank swindles in the past.

This of course paints the man in a cloak of evil, so that if he suffers the same fate as Van Gogh, no one in America will turn their heads to notice. The media is subtly suggesting the man as someone deserving of the death sentence the Obama regime just placed on his head. In conjunction with this revelation, Obama’s Justice Department stated today that it is opening a criminal investigation. Suggestions from the Obama media at MSNBC yesterday is that the filmmaker be prosecuted as an accessory to the murder of Ambassador Stevens in Libya, and one has to wonder if Eric Holder is in fact doing just that.

If so – we have crossed so many lines into tyranny – the defacto imposition of Sharia Law by Obama is all one can understand is taking place in the federal government today.

The Political Cesspool’s interview with Congressman Walter Jones is causing a liberal meltdown

Via Matthew

My congressman.

On last Saturday’s broadcast of The Political Cesspool Radio Program, we welcomed Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) as a guest on the show, and the lupine lunatic left’s Pavlovian saliva pumps are slowly coming up to speed.

This time, the attack was begun by the website of Mother Jones Magazine (no relation to Congressman Jones), a Socialist rag that has been home for editors, journalists, and other questionable characters that you won’t find at Baptist or Presbyterian Sunday services.

The article’s author begins his spaghetti-throwing with the usual stock phrases: “notorious white nationalist radio program,” “ardent white nationalists James Edwards and Eddie Miller” [note to Mother Jones: that’s Eddie “The Bombardier” Miller; smile when you say it or write it], “racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic,” “avowed white nationalist,” etc. The author then renders due obeisance to the $PLC and the ADL (the unrivaled leaders of the hate industry in America), even reprinting the $PLC’s stale tripe from 2007 about James and the show.

The article also features a few points from our Statement of Principles, specifically:

“We represent a philosophy that is pro-White and are against political centralization.”

What’s wrong with being pro-White? The AIPAC is pro-Jew; the NAACP is pro-black; LaRaza is pro-Mestizo. No one has ever articulated a rational argument as to why White people can’t be pro-White.

“We wish to revive the White birthrate above replacement level fertility and beyond to grow the percentage of Whites in the world relative to other races.”

What’s wrong with wanting to increase our birthrate? Jews want to increase the Jewish birthrate; blacks want to increase the black birthrate; and Mestizos are counting on, even demanding an ever-increasing Mestizo birthrate to increase their political influence in the U.S. That’s natural and healthy. If Mother Jones thinks it’s bad for us to want to increase the White birthrate, then it has to be because they want the White birthrate to decrease. There’s a word for wanting to decrease a race’s birthrate – it’s “genocide.”

“Secession is a right of all people and individuals. It was successful in 1776 and this show honors those who tried to make it successful in 1865.”

The United States is the product of secession. That Abraham Lincoln waged a successful war against the South does not negate the virtue of secession, any more than a rape negates honorable womanhood. The threat of secession would be a powerful check on the political centralization that we oppose – the same political centralization our Revolutionary and Confederate sires opposed. Political centralization is the foundation of socialism, which is what Mother Jones Magazine supports.

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For Miss Violet: Algebra, D.H.Hill Southern Style

North State Rifles

As all Riflemen know, D.H. Hill authored an algebra textbook in 1859 while he was teaching at Davidson College. From earlier examples printed in the newsletter, we are well aware Hill’s bias against all things Northern. One of Hill’s friends, C.D. Fishburne, noted that the anti-Yankee slant to the text limited its acceptance. Hill listened to these comments and replied he did not care about that (see Bridges, Lee’s Maverick General).

Several “testimonials” are printed in the introduction to the book. Here’s one from someone you will know …

From T.J. Jackson, Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Virginia Military Institute: “From an examination of various portions of Major D.H. Hill’s Algebra, in manuscript, I regard it as superior to any other work with which I am acquainted on the same branch of science.”

Well, boys, here’s some more classic Hill, straight from Elements of Algebra (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1859). You can bet Junior won’t be seeing these problems on the math portion of his SAT.

1. Milk sells in the City of New York at 4 cents per quart. A milkman mixed some water with 50 gallons of milk, and sold the mixture at 3 cents per quart without sustaining any loss by the sale. How much water did he put in the milk?

2. In the year 1692, the people of Massachusetts executed, imprisoned, or privately persecuted 469 persons, of both sexes, and all ages, for the alleged crime of witchcraft. Of these, twice as many were privately persecuted as were imprisoned, and 7 and 17/19 as many more were imprisoned than were executed. Required the number of sufferers of each kind.

3. The year in which Decatur published his official letter from New London, stating that the traitors of New England burned blue lights on both points of the harbor to give notice to the British of his attempt to go to sea, is expressed by four digits. The sum of the first and fourth is equal to half the second; the first and third are equal to each other; the sum of the first and second is equal to three times the fourth, and the product of the first and second is equal to 8. Required the year.

4. The year in which the Governors of Massachusetts and Connecticut sent treasonable messages to their respective Legislatures, is expressed by four digits. The square root of the sum of the first and second is equal to 3; the square root of the product of the second and fourth is equal to 4; the first is equal to the third, and is one-half of the fourth. Required the year.

5. Some of the New England States were fully, and some partially, represented in the Hartford Convention, which, in the year 1814, gave aid and comfort to the British during the progress of the war. If 4 be added to the number of States fully and partially represented, and the square root of the sum be taken, the result will be the number of States fully represented; but if 11 be added to the sum of the States fully and partially represented, and the square root of the sum be taken, the result will be equal to the square root of 8 times the number of States partially represented. Required the number of States fully and partially represented.

6. In the year 1637, all the Pequod Indians that survived the slaughter on the Mystic River were either banished from Connecticut or sold into slavery. The square root of twice the number of survivors is equal to 1/10th that number. What was that number?

7. In the year 1853, a number of persons in New England and New York, were sent to lunatic asylums in consequence of the Spiritual Rapping delusion. If 14 be added to the number of those who became insane, and the square root of the sum be taken, the root will be less than the number by 42. Required the number of victims.

8. A man in Cincinnati purchased 10,000 pounds of bad pork, at 1 cent per pound, and paid so much per pound to put it through a chemical process, by which it would appear sound, and then sold it at an advanced price, clearing $450 by the fraud. The price at which he sold the pork per pound, multiplied by the cost per pound of the chemical process, was 3 cents. Required the price which he sold it and the cost of the chemical process.

9. In the year 1853 there were a certain number of Women’s Rights conventions held in the State of New York. If 6 be added to the number and the square root of the sum be taken, the result will be exactly equal to the number. Required the number.

10.The field of battle at Buena Vista is 6 1/2 miles from Saltillo. Two Indiana volunteers ran away from the field of battle at the same time; one ran half a mile per hour faster than the other, and reached Saltillo 5 minutes and 54 6/11 seconds sooner than the other. Required their respective rates of travel.

11.A northern railroad company is assessed $120,000 damages for the contusions and broken limbs, caused by a collision of cars. They pay $5000 for each contusion, and $6000 for each broken limb; and the entire amount paid for bruises and fractures is the same. How many persons received contusions, and how many had their limbs broken?

12.A Yankee mixes a certain quantity of wooden nutmegs, which cost him 1/4 cent apiece, with a quantity of real nutmegs, worth 4 cents apiece, and sells the whole assortment for $44; and gains $3.75 by the fraud. How many wooden nutmegs were there?

13.At the Women’s Rights Convention, held at Syracuse, New York, composed of 150 delegates, the old maids, childless-wives, and bedlamites were to each other as the numbers 5, 7, and 3. How many were there in each class?

14.A gentlemen in Richmond expressed a willingness to liberate his slave, valued at $1000, upon the receipt of that sum from charitable persons. He received contributions from 24 persons; and of these there were 14/19ths fewer from the North than from the South, and the average donations of the former was 4/5ths smaller than that of the latter. What was the entire amount given by the latter?

Algebra, D.H.Hill Southern Style

Labor’s Large Share of the National Income

Rather than allow the natural forces of economic recovery take its course, Franklin Roosevelt’s administration experimented with government stimulus and prolonged the depression. FDR would end the depression by provoking both the Germans and Japanese into war, something he could not accomplish in peace. The communist-infiltrated Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) funneled labor money and votes to FDR’s reelection bids, and expected labor-friendly treatment in return.

Bernhard Thuersam

Labor’s Large Share of the National Income:

“The New Deal did not and apparently could not, solve the basic [economic] recovery problem. Some of its works seemed to actually retard revival. Roosevelt himself and the majority of his adherents saw nothing radical or revolutionary – in the pejorative sense – about the New Deal, arguing indeed that it promoted individual enterprise and free competition precisely because it favored small business over big business, the average citizen against monopoly, collective bargaining against concentrated managerial power. Beyond any question, government intervention strengthened labor’s hand.

Business, on the other hand, noted a new arrogance of labor, sit-in strikes and law-breaking tactics. Moreover, the quasi-judicial National Labor Relations Board appeared to overstep its professional impartiality in assuring C.I.O. unions an opportunity to redress old grievances by swinging to the other extreme. Even in the shadows of the war economy, radical C.I.O. leaders created the impression that labor’s exclusive goal was a large share in the national income, not a due share in a larger national income.

Hutcheson warned against such developments. “Business leaders called on the leaders of the C.I.O. to act….[the C.I.O.] had opened its ranks to Communists and other crackpot labor theorists. “They had swarmed in and were spreading their radical views,” wrote the Brotherhood’s official Journal, The Carpenter, “Business gave up….”

Roosevelt’s “pump-priming” as a method for [economic] revival finally ended in July, 1939. At that time, the Works Projects Administration (WPA) took care of 3,325,000 people. Roosevelt launched his new $3,000,000,000 Bill of indirect or “lending-spending” project. Apparently, expecting by speed and adroitness to reach his goal “through a broken field of dangers,” he counted on support from liberals because the program would ensure another army of men against idleness, and from the balance of power conservatives, because it excluded a prevailing union wage.

On July 31, under the influence of Senator Byrd, Roosevelt’s program moved swiftly to its doom. With [this defeat] and other current developments, it greatly reduced his prestige. But throughout history, wars or threats of war have kept many a chief magistrate and executive in power. Within a month after Roosevelt’s defeat in Congress, Hitler and Stalin overran Poland, and Europe was plunged into war. Roosevelt’s dimmed star came back again into the ascendant.

(Portrait of an American Labor Leader, William L. Hutcheson, Maxwell C. Raddock, American Institute of Social Science, 1955, pp. 232-234)

Labor’s Large Share of the National Income

For Miss Violet: Confederate General D.H. Hill's letter to Yankee General French in 1863

Re-post NamSouth 2007

OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 2, vol 5, Part 1 (Prisoners of War) p. 389-390
GOLDSBOROUGH, N. C., March 24, 1863.

Major General J. G. FOSTER, Federal Army.


Two communications have been referred to me as the successor of General French. The prisoners from Swindell's company and the Seventh North Carolina are true prisoners of war and if not paroled I will retaliate five-fold.

In regard to your first communication touching the burning of Plymouth you seem to have forgotten two things. You forget, sir, that you are a Yankee and that Plymouth is a Southern town. It is no business of yours if we choose to burn one of our own towns. A meddling Yankee troubles himself about every body's matters except his own and repents of everybody's sins except his own. We are a different people. Should the Yankees burn a Union village in Connecticut or a cod-fish town in Massachusetts we would not meddle with them but rather bid them God-speed in their work of purifying the atmosphere.

Your second act of forgetfulness consists in your not remembering that you are the most atrocious house-burner as yet unhung in the wide universe. Let me remind you of the fact that you have made two raids when you were weary of debauching in your negro harem and when you knew that your forces outnumbered the Confederates five to one.

Your whole line of march has been marked by burning churches, school-houses, private residences, barns, stables, gin-houses, negro cabins, fences in the row, &c. Your men have plundered the country of all that it contained and wantonly destroyed what they could not carry off. Before you started on your freebooting expedition toward Tarborough you addressed your soldiers in the town of Washington and told them that you were going to take them to a rich country full of plunder.

With such a hint to your thieves it is not wonderful that your raid was characterized by rapine, pillage, arson and murder. Learning last December that there was but a single weak brigade on this line you tore yourself from the arms of sable beauty and moved out with 15,000 men on a grand marauding foray.

You partially burned Kinston and entirely destroyed the village of White Hall. The elegant mansion of the planter and the hut of the poor farmer and fisherman were alike consumed by your brigands. How matchless is the impudence which in view of this wholesale arson can complain of the burning of Plymouth in the heat of action!

But there is another species of effrontery which New England itself cannot excel. When you return to your harem from one of these Union-restoring excursions you write to your Government the deliberate lie that you have discovered a large and increasing Union sentiment in this State. No one knows better than yourself that there is not a respectable man in North Carolina in any condition of life who is not utterly and irrevocably opposed to union with your hated and hateful people.

A few wealthy men have meanly and falsely professed Union sentiments to save their property and a few ignorant fishermen have joined your ranks but to betray you when the opportunity offers. No one knows better than yourself that our people are true as steel and that our poorer classes have excelled the wealthy in their devotion to our cause.

You knowingly and willfully lie when you speak of a Union sentiment in this brave, noble and patriotic State. Wherever the trained and disciplined soldiers of North Carolina have met the Federal forces you have been scattered as leaves before the hurricane.

In conclusion let me inform you that I will receive no more white flags from you except the one which covers your surrender of the scene of your lust, your debauchery and your crimes. No one dislikes New England more cordially than I do, but there are thousands of honorable men even there who abhor your career fully as much as I do.

Sincerely and truly, your enemy,


Major-General, C. S. Army

FOR MY CHILDREN: Wayne County, NC 1861-1865

Re-post NamSouth 2010

by Harriet Cobb Lane

[Note: This was written by Mrs. Lane so that her children's children would
have some idea of their turmoil during the Civil War. This was found in
the attic of an old house near Bentonville, North Carolina, many, many
years ago. The gentleman who purchased the house gave it to me, J.C.
Knowles, Jr., May 1989]

A story giving some of the experiences of the War of 1861-1865 and of the
times when Sherman fought the last battle of the War at Bentonville, North
Carolina, and of the privations of those who lived along the line of its
march in Wayne County, North Carolina.

I am a daughter of Mr. William D. Cobb and wife, Ann Collier. My father
lived on his plantation nine miles from Goldsboro, Wayne County, on the
south side of the Neuse River. He was a stock farmer and did not raise
cotton until the war began in 1861. All southern farmers then raised
cotton to help clothe the Confederate soldiers. We did not approve of
succession, but wanted to fight for States Rights under the flag which
our fathers had fought for.

I was born and reared on the plantation. Before the war, the planters
employed governesses for their children, while young. Then they were sent
to preparatory schools before entering college. My sister and I were sent
to the Misses Nash and Kellock's Preparatory School in Hillsborough,
Orange County, in 1860, and we were there when North Carolina seceded
from the Union, and we helped with some of the other school girls, to
raise the first Confederate Flag over the Court House. North Carolina
seceded May 20th, 1861,

My father gave four sons to the Confederate service. They were among
the first to volunteer when Governor Ellis called for volunteers to defend
the State. My brothers, Col. John P. Cobb, Capt. Bryan W. Cobb, and Dr.
William H.H. Cobb, all volunteered as privates, but were made officers in
the 2nd Regiment of North Carolina State Troops. My brother, Dr. William
H.H. Cobb graduated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania just in time to get home
and volunteer. At first he was in the 2nd Regiment, but was later
transferred to the 4th Regiment as Assistant Surgeon. My fourth brother,
Rev. Needham B. Cobb was Chaplain of the 4th Regiment; all were first sent
to Fort Steel for a few days, then to Virginia, and fought under Lee. My
brother Needham's health failed the latter part of the war, and he moved
with his family to Raleigh.

After the death of Colonel Charles Yen, (First Colonel of the 2nd
Regiment), my brother John was promoted for bravery on the battlefield, from
Captain of Company H to Colonel, and brother Bryan W. Cobb was then made
Captain. My brothers Dr. W.H.H. Cobb and Capt. Bryan W. Cobb fought through
the war and surrendered with Lee at Appomattox. My brother, Col. John Cobb
lost a leg in the Battle of Winchester, Virginia, September 19th, 1864, was
taken prisoner and confined in Fort McHenry until Lee surrendered.

New Bern fell into the hands of the Yankees, March 21, 1862. My father
soon moved his family to a farm four miles from Bentonville (where the last
battle of the war was fought 1865). Just after he moved, General Burnside
came from New Bern on a march for Goldsboro, passing our place, but our
forces had burned the bridge at Spring Bank on Neuse River, six miles from
Goldsboro; after being repulsed by our troops, with his army, returned to
New Bern.

After a short time my father moved back to his home, and left his
daughter, Mrs. Nathan B. Whitfield living there. My father and her husband
were members of the Home Guard. After the Battle of Bentonville, Sherman
marched to Goldsboro, passing, and resting one night on my father's
plantation. The day before Sherman reached our home, my father called his
slaves together and said to them, "in a few days you will be free; Sherman
will be here and destroy everything; the crop is already planted; he cannot
destroy that. We have lived together in peace, as you know; the land, seed,
and fertilizer are mine; if you stay and work the crop, you can gather it in
two portions; you then select a man and I will select one and these men
shall say which portion I am to have." Our negroes remained on the place and
finished the crop.

Sherman had given orders to his troops when he reached Fayetteville to
destroy all property, private and public, which would be of any use to the
enemy; that he was going to wind up the war. The order is recorded in the
Congressional Records of the United States in Washington, D.C. His army
carried out his instructions along his line of march. They destroyed our
household furniture, leaving the bed on which my sick mother lay, and a
large dining table and a few chairs, which were once the property of a
Colonial Governor of North Carolina (Governor Tryon) whose furniture was
confiscated and sold at auction in New Bern, after the Revolutionary War,
and the dining room suite was bought by my grandfather, John Cobb, of
Kinston, North Carolina.

This table and chairs were left for Sherman and his officers to use while
they rested on our plantation. His army destroyed literally every useful
thing, filling all the wells on the place with dead hogs, shooting the cows
and all other living things, leaving what they did not want lying on the
ground. They rolled all the barrels filled with the year's supply of molasses
into the front hall, burst in the heads, and let the molasses run on the
floor, after which they brought quantities of rice, oats, peas, meal, etc,
and poured all of this on the molasses; then went up stairs, cut the feather
beds and shook the feathers down on it, and then ran horses over it, through
the house. They broke out all the window panes, broke doors and window blinds,
cut up the carpets and made saddle blankets for their horses. They killed
every living thing on the place, except the rats and dogs and carried off all
the remaining years supply of food stuff.

My parents and the negroes lived a few days on the dead fowls. The Yankees
moved my mother's maid with her family into the room adjoining my mother's
bedroom thinking they would be humiliated living in the house with their
former slaves. These negroes proved a blessing; they cooked for the Yankees
and thus got food for my parents, as long as the army was passing. Of course
the dead fowls soon got beyond being useful for food. So after the main
army passed, the stragglers who followed put a rope around my father's neck
and were going to hang him, but did not, as the negro men interfered and
drove them off. My sister, with her two children, who were then living on
the farm near Bentonville, was left alone with her slaves, while her
husband was with the Home Guards. No one ever expected Sherman to reach
North Carolina by way of Bentonville, but were looking for the Yankees to
come from New Bern, Bentonville being the last battle of the war, Sherman
made a triumphant march to Orange County, and the last remnant of General
Johnson's army of Confederate Soldiers surrendered to him in April 1865.

Our Government had a gunboat stationed at Kinston and trees all along
the banks of the Neuse River below the town of New Bern had been cut and
thrown in the river, thus keeping the river free from Yankee boats which
might come if New Bern fell. That is why Burnside came by land instead of
by boats. Also General Schofield and his army rested on our place while on
their way to Goldsboro.

In 1864 my sister and I were day scholars at St. Mary's, Raleigh, but
after Richmond fell we quit school and went in the hospitals as nurses. All
the wounded from Richmond and Petersburg were brought to Raleigh, and later
from Bentonville. Every available place was filled with wounded soldiers:
school buildings, fair grounds and private houses. The ladies of Louisburg
had sent a car load of cooked provisions to my brother Rev. N.B. Cobb, to
be distributed to the retreating army of General Johnson.

My parents also had sent a quantity of cooked food before Sherman came to
our home, to be given to the wounded men in Raleigh. My brother called some
of the Raleigh ladies to help distribute the food. Negro servants were
stationed on the side walks along Fayetteville Street, who filled baskets
for the ladies who stood on each side of the retreating army. Poor, ragged
(bare-footed many of them), worn and weary Boys in Gray. The City Officials
went down to meet Sherman the day before and surrendered the City and asked
protection for the people and property.

Wheeler's Calvary of the Confederate Army passed through the City at night,
next morning, Sherman came marching triumphant up Fayetteville Street, at
the head of his army. Several of Wheeler's men had turned back, to fire the
depot in which was stored all the remaining ammunition of the Confederacy,
and food supplies were piled around the depot. One of the men rode down the
street and fired on Sherman, turning down another street, and through
several other streets before he was captured near St. Mary's school. Sherman
wanted to hang him in Capitol Square but the city officials prevailed on him
not to do so. He was killed near St. Mary's. When the bomb shells in the
burning depot began to burst, the citizens thought Sherman was waging war on
the City. One twelve year old white girl was killed by the bursting bombs.
Guards were placed at every man's door to prevent angry soldiers from
entering private homes.

As soon as a woman was permitted to ride the train, I went with my uncle,
Col. George Collier and his wife, back to my old home, and to my distressed
parents. After reaching Goldsboro my uncle had to take the oath of
allegiance to the U.S. Government before we were furnished a ragged topped
ambulance, and two old blind cast-off army horses and a negro driver.
We had to cross Neuse River on a pontoon bridge, the real bridge having been
burned by our soldiers on their retreat. This bridge was made of planks
placed cross-wise on two lines of small boats (or canoes).

A regiment of negro soldiers was stationed there, with white officers.
The Colonel placed a line of soldiers on each side of the bridge, and with
two more leading the horses, we got in and drove across the bounding bridge
in a pouring rain. He had told us to get out before starting across, as the
blind horse might turn off and plunge in the river. When we reached home,
I found my mother still sick in bed, with her faithful servants waiting on
her. My parents and the negroes were then drawing rations from the
Commissary in Goldsboro, the negroes walking nine miles bringing their
portions, and my parents also, in bags on their backs.

On the plantation was a large Mulberry orchard, planted for the hogs.
These berries were ripe when I came home. There was a negro regiment
stationed near the house and the white Colonel told my little brother if he
would gather and deliver the berries to his soldiers, they would pay him
$2 per gallon.

The Yankees had destroyed ail the vessels on the place and we picked up tin
cans (some large and some small) on the camp ground, which Sherman's army
had left, and he and the negroes gathered and delivered many gallons of
berries and came back with empty cans and pockets full of greenback money
and feeling happy over the prospect of buying better food from somewhere.

My brothers came home with only the clothes on their backs. We borrowed
beds etc. from neighbors who did not live along the line of march, and when my
brothers and father changed their underclothes, they went to bed and the negro
women took their clothes to the branch one-fourth mile from the house, where
we were all forced to get drinking water, bringing it that distance in cans.

After the Battle of Bentonville my sister was left without food or protection.
An officer in blue advised her to take her two children and the two negro women
with her, and leave, as he could not protect her, but not get separated from
the two negroes. She left with them, walking four miles in the woods, just far
enough from the marching Yankee army not to be lost of discovered by them; she
reached a neighbor, widow Cogdel, whose son, a Confederate soldier had been
wounded, and was lying delirious with fever. The Yankees had not been there,
and Mrs. Cogdel was having dinner cooked for sister and the children when a
squad of Yankees, on horses, rode up, taking her horses, and firing the house
in several places.

My sister, Mrs. Cogdel, her daughter and the servants carried her son out on
a bed, to a field near the house, and there saw the house burn down. Just after
sunset, an officer in blue rode up and asked what they were doing there. My
sister replied, "To starve and die." After a few minutes he said, "My God, I
have a wife and little ones at home," and dashing off soon returned with an
ambulance and took them six miles further to a Mr. McCullen's where the
Yankees had been, but had not burned the house. There they spent the night.

The next morning Mr. McCullen found a cart wheel, and a buggy wheel and an
axle which the Yankees failed to cut or burn with other things, and with a few
pieces of plank, fixed a conveyance for them to ride in. She then went ten
miles to her mother-in-law, Mrs. Sarah Whitfield.

The Yankees had not been there, but while she was giving her experiences
quite a lot of them came. She did not live on the line of march, but these
men were stragglers from Sherman's Army which had passed on their way to
Goldsboro the day before. The old grandmother, 84 years old, lived with her
daughter and grand-daughter whose sons were in Lee's Army. The deaf old woman
had fallen a month before and was in bed with a broken hip. The Yankees
ordered her to get up, which she could not do, then one took her by the feet
and one took her shoulders, and tossed her across the room, going out,
locking the door, bidding none to go out or to come in. It was cool spring
weather and a fire was burning; as night came the fire gave light as long as
it lasted. The lamps and candles had been taken out before the Yankees came,
to be trimmed and washed.

As the fire grew low, the old lady begged not to let the light go out.
There was a very large box of paper patterns, used to cut the darkies clothes,
in the closet, which my sisters and mother-in-law cut in strips, and
one by one was held burning by the old lady's bed. The paper lasted till
daybreak. The Yankees destroyed almost everything except what was in their
room and a small quantity of provisions. My sister and the two negroes
stayed a few days and then went to my parents. They were riding army horses,
bareback, the make-shift vehicle having been destroyed by the last group of
stragglers. These were horses which Sherman had deserted when he replenished
his army with the horses of the planters along the line.

When she reached home she found devastation and sickness everywhere and
the whole air was reeking with dead animals. My father died the following
October 20th. 1865 after the crop was gathered. My mother sold a farm in
Tennessee, which enabled us to live more comfortably.

Before the negro regiment stationed on our place was disbanded, one of the
officers found stored in a barn on the river about four miles from the house,
a small quantity of corn which the Yankees had not taken away. He had the
corn (a cart load of it) brought up to the house and stored in a bath room
at the end of the back hall, upstairs. He had no waterworks or big bath tubs,
but did have the nice shower bath closets. The back stairs ran up in this hall,
and the windows being broken there was no way to keep the hungry starving rats
out, and at night they went up the stairs by the hundreds.

We would arm ourselves with sticks and beat among them, some nights getting
about a peck, and a hand full of tails, and some nights after, we would get
the bob-tailed rats. The corn proved quite a help in the way of food. We would
boil it in lye made from oak ashes, until the husk would come off, then soak
it in clear water until all the lye was out of it; then we would cook it until
soft and fry it in some of the fat white meat we drew from the Government.
This varied our diet of hard tack, fat meat, brown sugar and bad coffee.

We did not drink coffee during the war. My father had an order for coffee
and sewing thread, on our blockade steamer whenever she went from Wilmington.
The coffee was sent to the boys in the army, and the thread was used on the
sewing machine to make their clothes. Our coffee was made of dried sweet
potatoes, rye wheat and barley, all parched brown and ground together, putting
some of it in a little bag, we would drop it in the coffee pot of hot water
and let it boil ten minutes.

We made all sorts of things during the war. Drugs were hard to get for the
hospitals and all kinds of herbs, barks and roots were dried and sent to the
hospitals. Large beds of lettuce were planted and let grow a tall stalk, and
early in the morning some one would go out with a needle and slit the stalks
in several places; the milk would run out and harden on the stalk, and at
sunset some one would go with a little knife and piece of paper and collect
the hardened drops. This was used as opium; also rose leaves were dried and
sent with drugs.

My mother died December 1867. After her death my brother Col. John P. Cobb
and his family lived at the old home until he was elected County Court Clerk
and moved with his family to Goldsboro and several years later went to

After my mother's death, her land was divided among her children and most
of it rented out. Later, after my brother moved to Goldsboro, none of us
wanted to live there, and so sold our portions of the land, most of it to
our white neighbors, and a small portion to some of our former slaves, who
paid for it in yearly installments of cotton until paid for. I lived with my
brother John at the old home, until I was married to Lieutenant William Penn
Lane, son of Rev. William K. Lane and wife Penelope Burford, who lived on
their plantation near Goldsboro, their house later being burned by Sherman.
My husband left the University of North Carolina and joined the 67th Regiment
of North Carolina Calvary. Col. John D. Whitford was colonel of the regiment.
He was in service in eastern North Carolina.

In the Battle of Cobb's Hill, April 1865, near Kinston, he was one of seven
men left of his Company; the others were killed or wounded. His picture, also
my brothers' pictures, are in "Clarks History of North Carolina State Troops
of the Confederacy". These pictures were taken and left with their parents,
when they marched away to fight for their liberty. This is true history.

An enterprising Yankee came south after the war and patented our home-made
War Coffee, and called it Postum, and later on reduced the same to a powder
and called it Instant Postum which requires no bag or boiling.

After passing through the horrors of war, we were subjected to the terrible
time of the Reconstruction days and bayonet rule of General Denby, of the
U.S.A. Government. At the first election after the war closed, the ignorant
negroes of the South were given the privilege of voting. There being so many
more negroes in the South than white men and they being instigated (by
Yankees, who remained in the South) to all kinds of lawlessness, no one's life
was safe, and a woman dared not leave her yard without a pistol for protection.
This was when the order of the Klu Klux Klan was organized and every decent
white man became a member. Oh! The horrors of Reconstruction Days!


Harriet Cobb Lane

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Had the intent been to save the fraternal Union of the Founders and re-establish friendly ties between the people of the various States, looting, raping and pillaging the South made this quite impossible. Once the federal agent made war upon Americans, it was no longer a glorious Union and malice was directed against helpless old men, women and children.

Bernhard Thuersam, Director
Cape Fear Historical Institute

Not Winning the Hearts and Minds of Tarheels:
“[T]he “corn-crib” and “fodder-stack” commandoes could look back upon a plentiful harvest between Fayetteville and Goldsboro. Meat and meal had been found in abundance. So skillfully had the “bummers” covered this region that the rooster no longer crowed in the morning because he no longer existed. Had the rooster escaped with his life, there would have been no fence rail for him to stand on.

[Northern General J.D. Morgan said] “I have some men in my command…who have mistaken the name and meaning of the term foragers, and have become under that name highwaymen, with all of their cruelty and ferocity and none of their courage; their victims are usually old men, women and children, and Negroes whom the rob and maltreat without mercy, firing dwelling and outhouses even when filled with grain…These men are a disgrace to the name of soldier and the country…”
Elizabeth Collier, an eighteen year-old girl of Everittsville, entered in her diary:
“On Monday morning, the 20th [March], the first foraging party made their appearance at Everittsville. They asked for flour and seeing we were disposed not to give it, made a rush in the house and took it himself---the cowardly creature even pointed his gun at us – helpless women. Looking out, we soon saw that poor little Everittsville was filled with Yankees and they were plundering the houses….everything outside was destroyed – all provisions taken – fences knocked down – horse, cows, carriages, and buggies stolen, and everything else the witches could lay their hands on – even to the servants clothes.”

(The Civil War in North Carolina, John G. Barrett, UNC Press, 1963, pp. 346-347)

House Judiciary Committee Considers Obama's 'Go It Alone' Approach to Executive Power

Citing use of executive privilege to withhold information from Congress, using end runs around Congress on issues of immigration and appointment and violating religious freedom, Congressional Republicans and constitutional experts said President Barack Obama has abused his power.

“President Obama has treated the Constitution’s separation of powers as if it were a matter of convenience that may be ignored when it gets in his way,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), a former constitutional attorney and Supreme Court clerk, said in his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

“Rather than cooperating with Congress or respecting the Constitution’s separation of powers, he has in many instances chosen to go it alone and in the process has exceeded the proper bounds of executive power,” he said.

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Former Univ. of Chicago law school interim dean: Obama was never offered tenure

A longtime professor and one-time interim dean of the University of Chicago Law School told The Daily Caller that Barack Obama was never offered tenure, despite the assertions of a New York Times reporter who covers the president and the first family.

“Other faculty members dreamed of tenured positions; [Obama] turned them down,” wrote Times White House Correspondent Jodi Kantor, author of “The Obamas,” in a July 30, 2008 profile of the president’s twelve years as a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School.

And yet, according to longtime University of Chicago law professor Richard Epstein, Obama was never actually offered a tenured faculty position.

“I have no idea where Jodi got her story” about the tenure offer, said Epstein, adding that he immediately wrote Kantor to tell her she was wrong. Epstein was, then, a member of the faculty, not the school’s dean

“Tenure offers require votes from faculties approved by the provost, and need a scholarly output. He was approached with the possibility of an entry level position without tenure, but it never got to the faculty for want of interest on his side,” Epstein confirmed via email.

Epstein was the law school’s interim dean during 2001. His account contradicts a claim Kantor has repeatedly made, that a tenure offer came from Dean Daniel Fischel.

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REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

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An Egyptian protester throws a tear gas canister toward riot police during clashes near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Sept. 13, 2012. (AP)

U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition, limiting their ability to respond to attacks like those this week on the U.S. consulate in Cairo.

Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson “did not permit U.S. Marine guards to carry live ammunition,” according to multiple reports on U.S. Marine Corps blogs spotted by Nightwatch. “She neutralized any U.S. military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.”

U.S. officials have yet to confirm or comment on the reports. Time magazine’s Battleland blog reported Thursday “Senior U.S. officials late Wednesday declined to discuss in detail the security at either Cairo or Benghazi, so answers may be slow in coming.”

If true, the reports indicate that Patterson shirked her obligation to protect U.S. interests, Nightwatch states.

“She did not defend U.S. sovereign territory and betrayed her oath of office,” the report states. “She neutered the Marines posted to defend the embassy, trusting the Egyptians over the Marines.”

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US incomes fall to 1989 levels. How did that happen?

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The typical US household saw its income fall last year to 1989 levels.

That news, contained in a US Census Bureau survey released Wednesday, points to difficult questions of how the US can get back on a track of job growth and rising prosperity.

Median incomes fell 1.5 percent in 2011, while the official poverty rate remained essentially unchanged at 15 percent.

A family right in the middle of the income spectrum had an income of $50,054, which is actually lower than the 1989 median level of $50,624 expressed in 2011 dollars. The implication: For much of America the economy has produced not just one lost decade but two. Stagnation has even hit wealthier and more educated households (the 95th percentile in the Census data) for the past decade.

Why the hard times? And what can be done about it?

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U.S. Ambassador Reportedly Raped & Sodomized Before Being Killed

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If the foreign news reports from the Middle East are correct, the Libyans whom Obama praised for “acting responsibly” before taking his body to a hospital, reportedly raped him before he was killed.

The Washington Times picked up a story from Lebanon’s Tayyar news organization from an AFP source that states that murdered Ambassador Christopher Stevens, was raped by his captors before being killed. The Libyan Free Press also televised the story:

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Al Zawahri personally ordered Al Qaeda to murder US Ambassador Stevens

The US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three staff members at the US consulate in Benghazi were deliberately murdered Tuesday night Sept 11 just after memorial ceremonies were held in America for the victims of the 9/11 outrage. DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources report exclusively that far from being a spontaneous raid by angry Islamists, it was a professionally executed terrorist operation by a professional Al Qaeda assassination team, whose 20 members acted under the orders of their leader Ayman al Zawahri after special training. They were all Libyans, freed last year from prisons where they were serving sentences for terrorism passed during the late Muammar Qaddafi’s rule.

In a video tape released a few hours before the attack, Zawahri called on the faithful to take revenge on the United States for liquidating one of the organization’s top operatives, Libyan-born Abu Yahya al-Libi in June by a US drone in northwestern Pakistan.

Its release was the “go” signal for the hit team to attack the US diplomats in Benghazi.

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US Totalitarianism Loses Major Battle As Judge Permanently Blocks NDAA's Military Detention Provision

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Back in January, Pulitzer winning journalist Chris Hedges sued President Obama and the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act, specifically challenging the legality of the Authorization for Use of Military Force or, the provision that authorizes military detention for people deemed to have "substantially supported" al Qaeda, the Taliban or "associated forces." Hedges called the president's action allowing indefinite detention, which was signed into law with little opposition from either party "unforgivable, unconstitutional and exceedingly dangerous."

He attacked point blank the civil rights farce that is the neverending "war on terror" conducted by both parties, targetting whom exactly is unclear, but certainly attaining ever more intense retaliation from foreigners such as the furious attacks against the US consulates in Egypt and Libya. He asked "why do U.S. citizens now need to be specifically singled out for military detention and denial of due process when under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force the president can apparently find the legal cover to serve as judge, jury and executioner to assassinate U.S. citizens." A few months later, in May, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest ruled in favor of a temporary injunction blocking the enforcement of the authorization for military detention. Today, the war againt the true totalitarian terror won a decisive battle, when in a 112-opinion, Judge Forrest turned the temporary injunction, following an appeal by the totalitarian government from August 6, into a permanent one.

From Reuters:

The permanent injunction prevents the U.S. government from enforcing a portion of Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act's "Homeland Battlefield" provisions.

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