Thursday, March 3, 2011

So Sad: Tarboro Edgecombe Academy On The Auction Block

Dixie's 13th
Dixie, Evan, and Mr. Baker who was Dixie's teacher for three years at Tarboro Edgecombe Academy.

Tarboro Edgecombe Academy Closes its Doors


March 3rd
"On this day in 1845 Florida joined the Union as the 27th state. Sixteen years later she tried to leave the Union she'd joined of her own free will, but found that SOMEbody in the USA wanted to change the definition of free will."

"On this day in 1991 Latvia and Estonia voted to secede from the Soviet Union, & the USSR let them go peacefully after fifty years of brutal oppression."
--The Moneychanger

Bidding Ends March 8th at 7:00 PM Eastern

House Auction Company, Inc.
3200 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
Firearms Located at Hardesty's Gun Shop at 3200 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC - PLEASE NOTE Specific Preview Dates posted on Auction Listing Page.

Over 180 Antique & Vintage Pistols

60+ Antique & Vintage Rifles /



Kentucky River Shanty Boat

I'm ready, sell it all! :)
"This trip down the Kentucky River is one you will never forget.

Via Cousin John

Texans for Accountable Government Counters PD's "Guns for Groceries" Program

ATF Spin Doctors At Work

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"Gentlemen and Ladies, This just hit minutes ago. Panic and chaos are taking place at ATF headquarters in advance of the anticipated media releases today and tomorrow. Below is a message just sent from the subordinate of Jim McDermond from the ATF Office of Public and Governmental Affairs. An emergency request is being issued to all ATF Public Information Officers to find ATF stories with a positive spin to counter-influence was is expected today. Very insulting and very much the character of ATF management. Please respond to me that you received this. I think it will be critical to your stories and for Senator Grassley to further see demonstrated ATF’s continued desire to spin and cover up."

Heads Are Going To Roll

Holder may be seeing the door. Ought to take his boss with him and the rest of the Communist administration.

Via Western Rifle Shooters Association
Congratulations, ATF.
U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian A. Terry was fatally shot north of the Arizona-Mexico border in December while trying to arrest bandits who target illegal immigrants. Two weapons recovered at the scene were traced to the ATF’s Fast and
Furious operation, according to Sen Charles Grassley.

TTAG Live Webchat Tonight 8PM EST: David Codrea on ATF Gunwalker Scandal

[Comment From Mike VanderboeghMike Vanderboegh: ]
If I can chip in, on fallout: Holder is finished. Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer could be charged with felonies. Napolitano will be swept out in an effort to save the administration. Hillary will survive because she is at this moment preparing to throw the rest of them under the bus. Or so my sources say tonight.

[Comment From Mike VanderboeghMike Vanderboegh: ]
Janet Napolitano wants nothing more than sink ATF and absorb both the gun mission and the street agents so she can finally put thousands of political police on the streets. As for me, I prefer the devil I know in rehab to the devil I don't. I never thought I'd say this, but by all means let's save the ATF. The gun laws aren't going to go away and putting that mission in Big Sis' hands is asking for civil war.

Why Are NY School Kids Being Taught To Emulate The Self Avowed Communist Van Jones?+

Why Are NY School Kids Being Taught To Emulate The Self Avowed Van Jones?

"Our continuing look into the public school system and what is being taught to our children generates another surprise today. Kids in New York are being taught to be like Van Jones!"

Political Tornado Of Fanaticism

Antebellum Senator Stephen Douglas saw the abolition-agitation threat to the Union, and like most Americans, thought that the people in the sovereign States would eventually solve the riddle of African slavery in the United States, one their own and without interference from a federal agent which had no authority to intervene. In the early 1800’s some Northern States were known as “slave trading States,” rather than “free,” due to their involvement in the transatlantic trade, and none offered a practical or peaceful solution to slavery.

Bernhard Thuersam, Director
Cape Fear Historical Institute
Political Tornado Of Fanaticism:

“Absently he took a cigar from the mantle, lit it, and began to walk back and forth before the fire. He went on that he thought slavery “a curse beyond computation to both white and black.” But the only power that could destroy slavery was the sword, and if that were once drawn no one could see the end. “I am not willing to violate the constitution to put and end to slavery,” he said; “to violate it for one purpose will lead to violating it for other purposes. To “do evil that good may come” is false morality and worse policy, and I regard the integrity of this political Union as worth more to humanity than the whole black race. Some time, without a doubt, slavery will be destroyed, but he was not ready to set fire to the ship in order to smoke out the rats.

When the colonies became free twelve of the thirteen were slave-holding. Since then six had become free. Had they done so in response to Abolition agitation in Congress or under the edict of the Federal Government? “Not at all. They have become free States under the silent but sure and irresistible working of that great principle of self-government, which teaches every people to do that which the interests of themselves and their posterity, morally and pecuniarily, may require.” This [antislavery] tornado has been raised by Abolitionists, and Abolitionists alone. Why, then, should we gratify the Abolition party in their effort to get up another political tornado of fanaticism, and put the country again in peril, merely for the purpose of electing a few agitators to the Congress of the United States?”

(The Eve of Conflict, Stephen A. Douglas and the Needless War, George Fort Milton, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1934, pp. 121-127)



March 3, 2011



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Agent Tells CBS News: “The More Our Guys Buy, the More Violence We’re Having Down Here”

Tonight on the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC (6:30 PM, ET), CBS News Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson will follow up on her February 23 report about a major scandal within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). In an exclusive interview with Attkisson, a Phoenix-based ATF agent risks his job to describe the practice of letting guns “walk,” and gives an insider’s perspective about how the ATF knowingly contributed to the escalating violence in Mexico and American border states to that country.

Following are advance excerpts from tonight’s broadcast.

On his bosses’ denial of the gunrunning practice and going public:

ATF Agent: “I’m here boots on the ground in Phoenix, telling you we’ve been doing it every day since I’ve been here. Here I am. Tell me I didn’t do the things that I did. Tell me you didn’t order me to do the things I did. Tell me it didn’t happen. Now you have a name on it, you have a face to put with it. Here I am. Someone now – tell me it didn’t happen.”

On role of ATF in violence in Mexico:

Sharyl Attkisson: “Did you feel that the ATF was partly to blame for the escalating violence in Mexico, and on the border:

Agent: “Yes ma’am. I even asked them if they could see the correlation between the two. The more our guys buy, the more violence we’re having down there.”

On finding two assault rifles at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, and hoping to help Terry’s family:

Agent: “I felt guilty. I mean it’s crushing. I don’t know how to explain it.”

Agent: “First of all, I’d tell them that I’m sorry. Second of all, I’d tell them I’ve done everything that I can for them to get the truth. After this, I don’t know what else I can do. But I hope they get it.”

Sharyl Attkisson’s full report broadcasts tonight on the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC. Web exclusive elements will be available at after 6:30 PM, ET tonight.

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Be sure and tune into the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric tonight at 6:30 pm. And tell everyone you know.



Grassley letter to Holder-3/3/11

Grassley letter to Holder-1 of 5


Report: Union heads make six figures

Public union members and supporters protest in the Wisconsin capitol building. | AP Photo

"As the standoff between unions and Wisconsin Republicans wages on, an analysis of the nation’s 10 largest labor unions shows some top leaders — who are being derided as “union bosses” — make six-figure salaries funded by members’ dues.

Leaders earned between $173,000 and $618,000 at major unions, the Center for Public Integrity found in examining 2009 tax records, with some groups paying dozens of employees in the six figures. At the three major unions , which together represent more than 5.6 million public workers, presidents’ salaries in 2009 ranged between $400,000 and $500,000."