Tuesday, May 10, 2011


But, then again, what's new?


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Lord only knows what has taken place in the White House over the past two years when the cameras weren’t rolling. The Obamas have a fondness for people of low character such as rappers, communists, and labor union thugs. Even worse, they’ve even allowed Nancy Pelosi in the joint! But Michelle, who is only proud of her country when it’s paying for expensive vacations all over the world for her and her homegirls, may have hit a new low. If that is possible.

The Obamas will be receiving a rapper that called for the burning of President Bush at a White House event celebrating American poetry! You read that right!

According to the Daily Mail:

Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr, who uses the stage name ‘Common’, will be welcomed at an event celebrating American poetry on Wednesday. He is expected to take part in rap workshops with schoolchildren in the afternoon before performing in the evening.

As stated above, it’s not uncommon to see rappers (scientific name: rapperious felonious negroidus) in the White House these days. Black professional athletes too. Because the Obamas apparently believe along with ghetto black America that there are only three professions available to black children these days. Rappers, pro af-a-letes, or welfare recipients. The career progression normally sees the first two professions ending up in the last.

My FoxNews.com op-ed: My Cousin Barack Obama and Our ObamaCare Family Feud

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FoxNews.com has featured my latest salvo in the health care war. ObamaCare is ground zero in the enduring American struggle of liberty vs. tyranny. Barack Obama prefers a big-government, top-down centrally-controlled plan. I prefer we follow the Constitution (and unleash the best health care system in the world).

2010 AQHA World Show - Cowboy Mounted Shooting Demonstration


Making Memories: SCV marches in Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

H.L. Hunley Funeral/Parade

As we passed over the traffic jam on I-16 heading east to Savannah, I thought the day would be interesting as the streets of Historic Savannah would surely be filled to capacity with revelers enjoying a fine warm day to watch a parade. I was not disappointed.

After some "back road" maneuvering to the staging area, my girlfriend Terrie and I finally found our contingency of folks we would be parading with. The members of the Savannah Militia camp #1657, Sons of Confederate Veterans had invited us to visit with them and experience this great parade in the fellowship of fellow Southerners. Camp Commander Don Newman and 2nd Lt. Commander Ron Coats welcomed us upon arrival.

The parade is part of the Savannah Militia’s camp efforts to honor past Southern American Veterans and draw interest to the topic. Since the formation of the Confederate States of America in 1861, this parade has hosted a Confederate unit for 150 years.

Via Jamey

Put your money where your mouth is, Mr. President

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Planned Parenthood receives more than $350 million a year in government grants and contracts, which is one-third of its entire income. Although technically it cannot use this money to perform abortions, it clearly relies heavily on public funds to run the entire organization, which pays high salaries to doctors performing abortions. If taxpayers are largely funding Planned Parenthood, shouldn’t we be allowed to know how much it spends on salaries paid to those working for it, including doctors who perform abortions and key executives?

As recently as April 20, the White House stated that President Obama thinks it’s crucial to allow taxpayers to learn more about contractors who seek federal funds. OK. Let’s call on the White House to demonstrate its commitment to transparency on how taxpayer funds are spent with respect to one of Mr. Obama’s most cherished beneficiaries of taxpayer funds: Planned Parenthood.

Mr. Obama should issue an executive order requiring Planned Parenthood to create a list of how much its abortion doctors and key executives earn each year. Of course, to allow for doctors’ privacy, Planned Parenthood could list doctors by coded number. But let’s have some transparency.

Wouldn’t the public like to know whether Planned Parenthood needs the $350 million in taxpayer funds just to provide lavish salaries in excess of a quarter-million dollars for its doctors performing abortions?

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Coming For To Carry Me Home

Via A trainwreck in Maxwell

Reminds me of my childhood, my black playmates and Bert Mudd who kept me straight!

In 1907, my Mother was born and the following shows Aunt Emily holding her. Aunt Emily was also Mammy (& wet nurse) to my Grandmother, Sally Moore Leach Pippen, and my Aunt Mary Powell Pippen.

Heh Mr. President: Bite Me (Immigration)

To Calderon and Obama:


You know, the Marxist-in-Chief is way, way out there with this one:

President Barack Obama said the drive to revamp the nation’s immigration laws has fallen victim to political games and “ugly rhetoric,” and that eliminating an underground economy fueled by illegal immigration will strengthen the U.S. middle class.

Then deport them all. That will strengthen the US middle class.

... it is time to overhaul the law to provide a legal path to residence for some of the 11 million people in the country illegally and revise an “outdated” system for legal immigration.


Here's reality. Those 11 million illegal invaders are consuming both jobs and public resources that 8 million out of work Americans could do. They're also increasing government expenditures which could be cut.

Send every one of them home right now Mr. President.


Wisconsin Supreme Court Recount – Day 13

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Since everybody rested on Sunday, there isn’t an update for Day 12. Monday was supposed to be the end of the recount, but due to the multitude of stalling tactics by the JoAnne Kloppenburg campaign in Waukesha County, the deadline for that county was extended to May 26. The other 71 counties completed their portions of the recount by the end of the statutory deadline, and the Government Accountability Board completed certification of the returns from 70 of them. With those 70 counties (containing 3,353 of the 3,602 reporting units), the 55 reporting units in Sauk County (the one county complete but not yet certified) and the 47 reporting units in Waukesha County recounted as of Saturday night, 95.92% of the reporting units have completed their recount of 1,411,609 votes (about 94% of the votes). That, along with the pre-recount totals in the 147 reporting units in Waukesha County not yet recounted, puts David Prosser’s lead over Kloppenburg at 6,977 votes. MORE.

Via Weasel Zippers

Judge Orders 3-Year-Old into Day Care for “Socialization”

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Making the crafts 1
Carteret Homeschoolers

Four children ages 9, 7, 5 and 3 from a homeschooling family in Notre-Dame-des-Bois in Québec, Canada have been ordered into public school for socialization. The Roman Catholic family, who have been homeschooling their children for four years, were reported to the youth protection services (YPS) for neglect and had a four-day trial in November 2010. The judge in the case, Judge Nicole Bernier, ordered that the children remain in school or in day care until YPS officials approved a plan for socialization. However, because of apparent bias against homeschooling and these parents, this is unlikely to ever happen.

HSLDA of Canada, a sister organization to HSLDA, has invested significant financial resources in the family’s defense. In a press release, Paul Faris, president of HSLDA of Canada, expressed dismay over the outcome.

“This is a shocking decision,” said Faris. “Even more concerning is the judge’s decision to order the younger children who were not of compulsory school age into day care for socialization.”

Faris believes the family was denied a fair trial.

“The judge refused to hear expert witnesses and evidence regarding the value of homeschooling over public schools,” he said. “Unfortunately the judge placed excess weight on protective service experts who found that one child’s hearing impairment ‘indicated’ that the parents could not be trusted and therefore all the children should be enrolled in public school programs.”

HSLDA President J. Michael Smith agreed.

Do We Have Double-Pledged Loans in MBS?

If so folks, and this is not an isolated incident but rather is something that is widespread......

2 loans from Alabama, right?

Loan Number 47520960

Loan Number 47521182

2 Loan numbers, right?

Loan Number 47520960 – 9/7/2007

Loan Number 47521182 – 9/7/2007

What a coincidence, they both closed the same day...

Loan Number 47520960 – 739

Loan Number 47521182 – 739

Why, the borrowers had the same credit score too!

Loan Number 47520960 – 9.75

Loan Number 47521182 – 9.75

Identical interest rates...

Yosemite at 17 GIGAPIXALS

Via The Feral Irishman

Yosemite at 17 GIGAPIXALS

"Check the links at the bottom they contain large views of the following: Glacier Point, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Taft Point, and Washburn Point.

Here is the info about the resolution of the picture:'

The World's Largest Street Gang


Sure, the "3,000 Boys" are a group of tattooed thugs from Los Angeles who spend a lot of time in jail, share cryptic hand signs, have a cultivated sensitivity to being "dissed," routinely beat up people at parties and instigate fights in bars -- but don't you dare call them a "gang."

While law enforcement officials will concede that the group engages in "gang-like activity," they refuse to designate the group itself as a gang. This may have something to do with the fact that this little knot of miscreants is composed of LA County Sheriff's Deputies employed at the Men's Central Jail.

Tactical Corsets

3 Star Rips (DADT) Repeal

More power to you, Sir.

Mixon Business with Pleasure

Lt. General Benjamin Mixon may have left the Army, but that doesn't mean he'll stop fighting for the U.S. military. On May 1, the 35-year veteran hung up his boots after a three-star career. But his service to the country didn't end when his tour of duty did. Less than two weeks into his retirement, the Army's Pacific Commander is picking up where he left off in March of last year. In the heat of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) debate, Gen. Mixon was one of the few active-duty officers to speak out against the military's coming out party. Knowing the criticism could cost him his job, Mixon took the chance and published an open letter in the Stars and Stripes newspaper.

It is often stated that most service members are in favor of repealing the policy. I do not believe that is accurate. I suspect many service members, their families, veterans, and citizens are wondering what to do to stop this ill-advised repeal of a policy that has achieved a balance between a citizen's desire to serve and acceptable conduct. Now is the time to write your elected officials and chain of command and express your views. If those of us who are in favor of retaining the current policy do not speak up, there is no chance to retain the current policy. --March 8, 2010

The response from the Pentagon was swift and severe. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who had heavily lobbied for repeal, ripped into Mixon for not keeping his objections to himself. Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, furiously phoned the Army brass and called for Mixon's resignation. A three-star general, he said, should never use his influence to buck the President. "The answer," Mullen fumed, "is not advocacy; it is in fact to vote with your feet." In the months after Gen. Mixon's rebuke, military leaders fell silent. "After folks saw the reaction to my letter," Mixon said later, "there was no chance of anyone else speaking up." That chilling effect reverberated through the Force--most of whom wouldn't dare to answer the Pentagon's anonymous survey on repeal. Now that General Mixon has called it a career, he intends to do everything he can to pull back the curtain on repeal and help our troops from the outside.

Today, in an exclusive interview with the Washington Times, the former Army Commander held nothing back. "There's no doubt in my mind that this is driven by politics and not military necessity. Pushing this kind of social agenda in the military, especially during a time of war, is not appropriate. We're taking a great risk." After the policy was railroaded through Congress, Mixon was left to pick up the pieces. Like other officers, he felt the training materials "left [more] questions than answers." "There's a good number of people in the military, who, whether for reasons of religious faith or moral conscience, view homosexuality as unacceptable. How do we protect those folks' right to serve?"

Good question--one that Congress should take very seriously as it weighs our next steps. Mixon, meanwhile, has nothing to gain from speaking out on this issue. As a high-ranking retiree, he has everything to lose in the way of prestigious board positions and other post-service opportunities. Out of his concern for the military, Mixon risks cutting himself off from consideration for a whole range of honors. Yet he still takes that chance--not because it's the popular thing to do but because it's the right thing to do. America owes the General a debt of gratitude for his courage over the last 35 years--and his continued leadership for our troops. Tomorrow, the House Armed Services Committee will vote on Restore Military Readiness Act of 2011, which would give service chiefs a voice in the repeal process before it's implemented. Help Rep. Duncan Hunter pass the measure by urging committee members to support it today!

NC Confederate Memorial Day May 10

Confederate soldier enactors from the 63rd NC Confederate Troops Reactivated, Mike Hurst, Captain Monte Bringle and Lt. Rock Edminston, prepare to read the 2,800 names of the men who served in the Confederate Army from Rowan County in front of the Rowan Museum during the Confederate Memorial Day Ceremony. photo by Wayne Hinshaw, for the Salisbury Post
63rd NC Confederate Troops Reactivated soldier enactor, Mike Hurst kneels during the reading of the list of 2,800 names of the men who served in the Confederate Army from Rowan County in front of the Rowan Museum during the Confederate Memorial Day Ceremony. photo by Wayne Hinshaw, for the Salisbury Post
Tuesday is Confederate Memorial Day.

By the end of the Civil War, 2,834 soldiers from Rowan County had served the Confederacy, more than any other county in the state.

Likewise, North Carolina provided more soldiers than any other state.

It’s not surprising that Confederate war dead are still honored locally, a recognition with special significance during the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War.

The Rowan Rifles, Camp No. 405, of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, hosted a local memorial service Saturday morning to mark Confederate Memorial Day, which occurs each year on the date of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson’s death. The commemoration is older than the national Memorial Day now celebrated later in May.

Frequent force by King County cop continues even after tragic case

Exactly the type who has no business being a cop.

Via avordvet, L&P

How did Neanderthals talk? A study gives us a clue (and reveals the role of handedness in language)

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Research recently published claims that Neanderthals, the ancient cousins of modern humans, were right-hand dominant just like Homo sapiens. The finding offers insights into Neanderthal brain development, including language capability.

The roundabout way the discovery was made starts with a tooth. To process an animal hide, a Neanderthal would hold one side of the hide in the mouth and stretch it out with the hands. The hide would be worked with the dominant hand, leaving scratches on the front teeth in a consistent pattern from the upper left to the bottom right.

Handedness, also called chirality and sinistrality, is often linked with language development. The two parts of the brain that control listening and speaking are in the left hemisphere. Broca’s Area is in the frontal lobe near the motor cortex that controls the mouth. In addition to speech production, Broca’s Area has been implicated in the production of syntactic structures and use of grammar.

(On a related note, learn why right-handedness is called “right,” and if that means left is somehow connected to “wrong,” here.)


"WSJ Caught BLATANTLY Scrubbing.....

Strictly Personal

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Oath Keepers

Chuck On Chuck _ Strictly Personal

"This is Dr. Chuck Baldwin’s take on things as he contemplates his move from Florida to Montana and the event of his 59th birthday. A ways into this article you’ll find a litany of Natural Law positions which constitute Chuck’s philosophical and political views. Well worth the reading."

Selected quotes from this article:

I believe the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights to be the greatest civil documents ever devised by man. I believe America’s Founding Fathers to be the greatest generation of Christian philosophers and patriots to ever live. I believe in the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

I believe there is a conspiracy by elitists within government, Big Business, and academia to surrender America’s independence and national sovereignty to a globalist New World Order. I believe the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, and Bilderbergers are especially culpable in this regard.

I further believe that the current effort to merge the United States into a North American Community and the push to provide amnesty (not to mention billions in federal tax dollars) to millions of illegal aliens comprise a grave threat to America. I am also convinced that there is a bold and blatant attempt underfoot to turn the United States into a police-state-style surveillance society, in which personal freedoms are being quickly and egregiously sacrificed.

I opposed the preemptive invasion of Iraq and the bombings of Libya. It should be obvious to everyone that the Obama administration is doing nothing–and will do nothing–to change the perpetual war/preemptive war doctrine introduced by George W. Bush.

As to Afghanistan, I strongly supported Ron Paul’s Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001, which was (and still is) the constitutional way to resist the efforts of violent terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda.

I opposed the bailouts for Wall Street. I regard the Federal Reserve as a corrupt cabal of international banksters, whose actions are nothing short of criminal. I wholeheartedly support the abolition of the Federal Reserve and a return to sound money.

I believe the American people have more to fear from Washington, D.C., than they do from any foreign entity. I believe the United Nations is a sinister organization from which the United States should withdraw. I believe the federal government taxes too much, spends too much, lies too much, and snoops too much into the personal lives of the American people.

I believe the federal “war on terror” and “war on drugs” are mostly a cover for power-hungry, Big Government zealots to trample constitutional government and squash freedoms and liberties, which are supposed to be protected by the Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence.

I fully support the current State sovereignty movements that are sweeping the country. I am personally convinced that the best (and perhaps the only) mechanism freedomists have to counter the incessant encroachment upon liberty by the criminals in DC is to focus our attention on electing and supporting governors, legislators, sheriffs, etc., who have the personal courage and constitutional understanding to resist these would-be tyrants in the central government.

Obama's America: Just as tough to get job at McDonald's as it is to be admitted to Harvard

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McDonald's recently received a million job applications during it's one-day application event, while Harvard completed consideration of applicants for its 2015 freshman class. The fast-food chain accepted 62,000 of those applicants, which means, McLaughlin observes:

"That’s a 6.2% acceptance rate. Harvard College’s acceptance rate for the Class of 2015? 6.2%. In Barack Obama’s America, it’s officially now as difficult to get a job flipping hamburgers as it is to get into Harvard."

Redstate Jumps Off The Cliff

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Seriously, I've been pretty much an admirer of these guys, but there are times....

Today I want to reaffirm and make it more definitive. If you think 9/11 was an inside job or you really want to debate whether or not Barack Obama is an American citizen eligible to be President, RedState is not a place for you.

Birfers and Truthers are not welcome here. Period. End of Story.

But I want to expand on this too.

The tea party movement is in danger of getting a bad reputation for allowing birfers and truthers to share the stage.

Anyone who's followed me for any length of time, or who has an account on Tickerforum, has seen the warning:

SEIU drops mask, goes full commie

Via Sipsey Street Irregulars

Print some off and use at range. Might as well know your enemy.


A May Day rally in Los Angeles, co-sponsored by the SEIU and various communist groups, as well as other unions, reflected yet another step in the normalization of self-identified communist and socialist ideologies in the Obama era. Not only did the SEIU help to organize the rally in conjunction with communists, they marched side-by-side with communists, while union members carried communist flags, communists carried union signs, and altogether there was no real way to tell the two apart.

Southern California citizen journalist and photographer “Ringo” was on hand to record the day’s events, and posted a full-length photo essay on his site Ringo’s Pictures. To bring this important photo essay to a wider audience, I present here a small selection of Ringo’s May Day pictures; visit his site to see dozens more photos from the rally.

When I tell people that public political rallies are more and more being led by communists and socialists, most folks simply don’t believe me. Aw, come on, you’re just giving decent protesters an extreme label, they say. No, actually, I’m not: The communists freely and proudly declare their affiliation.

And the SEIU has no problem marching arm-in-arm with them.

1948 Lincoln Continental & More


The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
--T. Jefferson


Verbatim post.

What has happened to the country our Founding Fathers established, a new country free from government intrusion in every aspect of our lives? A land forged with their determination, hard work, and blood. Would they even recognize it? Chances are, they wouldn’t! .

Busy trying to make a living and shuttling their 2.06 children to school, baseball, football, soccer and dance, most of the population doesn’t realize what happened. Now we have a Federal Government with a budget over $3 trillion, a National Deficit over $14 trillion and representatives that will not represent the people from whom they get their job. .

Our pioneering legislators drafted plans for this country…plans that would control the aggressions of mad men and tyrants. Yet the very type of governing body from which our forefathers were trying to protect us has taken a strong hold. With the help of the “checks and balances” put in place to stave off despotic rulers, our country is edging more and more toward the very government our ancestors fled their homes to escape. .

We’ve already lost so much…Is it too late to turn back? How do we go about returning freedom to the population? What do we do? After all, those who do not learn from their history are destined to repeat it. Are we really ready to go backwards? .

Blood of Patriots delves into the debates and thoughts of those who forged this nation. With the help of our Founding Fathers and the Bill of Rights, Blood of Patriots paints a clear picture of the rights we, the population of the United States, should hold dear and expect…

Produced & Directed by William Lewis
Written & Produced by Debbie Morgan Lewis
Associate Producer: Gary Franchi


Wise, But Unschooled Uncle Remus

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School administrators and teachers today seem unaware of the difference between education and simple job-training, and believe the latter suffices as an actual education for our young people. Instead of encouraging Christian ethics and morality as a basis for education, enforcing civil discipline and strong cultural identity, our universities have become cesspools of a vague Marxist world-citizenry surrounded by bars, internet cafes and fast-food restaurants. The result was predictable.

Bernhard Thuersam, Director
Cape Fear Historical Institute
Wise, But Unschooled Uncle Remus:

“Southern historians, trapped by the belief that education is a cure-all, have exaggerated the accomplishments of formal schooling. They like to prove that Sir William Berkeley was inaccurate when he said that there were no free schools in seventeenth-century Virginia. They are dazzled that today we have “a triumphant “progressive” education which progresses even faster than the North.” They gloss over the defects of our much-praised educational system.

The historians would be wise to admit the defects of Southern education as measured by the proclaimed goals of American public schools; indeed they might be skeptical of these goals. They might admit that Berkeley was not a complete fool when he inveighed against schools and presses.

In New England the Prussian-type school was loaded with antislavery sentiments and with notions of social reform repulsive to a region of Christians not dominated by hopes of earthly perfection. The leveling tendencies of the new schools ran counter to the Old South’s conception of hierarchy. Their content was more suited for those who need guidance in town life than for a people whose chief task was to subdue a wilderness and to establish farms.

Someone should tell that the South’s resistance to formal schooling did not grow out of laziness or stupidity. Their resistance was vital part of the region’s attempt to survive as a social and cultural entity. The South unconsciously fought against the idea that the school be allowed to iron out provincial differences in order to make the Southern States into undifferentiated units of the republic.

Southerners have preserved their folkways and ancestral superstitions. Thereby they have avoided the fate of the people of Hawaii, a people who have deliberately escaped their ancestral heritage in order to become Americanized through the public schools. Such a people lack creative originality.

Our chroniclers of the past should quit being ashamed of the cloud of illiteracy which once hung over their province. They should wake up to the fact that Uncle Remus was among the wisest Southerners. They have stressed to such a degree the benefits of the schools that they have neglected the triumphs of informal training outside the school.

This informal education was good because it was useful. Our colonial and frontier ancestors put the art of subduing the wilderness first; they learned to use the ax and the rifle extremely well. With some justice they regarded formal education as an adornment of the upper classes.

The dark spot on Southern civilization of denying formal education to the slaves can be wiped out by an understanding of what was accomplished in the so-called school of the plantation in which the barbarian captive of Africa was Anglicized. This was a type of training more effective than anything the South had experienced since. The slave was so well inoculated with Anglo-American culture that almost all elements of his African background disappeared. The Negro imbibed the rich heritage of European folklore and became so skilled in English handicrafts and in the intricate practices of plantation agriculture that he was perhaps better educated in the industrial arts than those Negroes who had lived since the time of Booker T. Washington.

(Tolerating the South’s Past, Francis Butler Simkins, Address in Columbia, South Carolina, November 12, 1954, The Pursuit of Southern History, George Tindal, editor, LSU Press, 1964, pp. 319-320)

Wise, But Unschooled Uncle Remus

League of the South Tornado Relief

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10 May 2011

League of the South Tornado Relief

As of 9 May, the LS national office had raised approximately $6000 in efforts to relieve the victims of the recent tornadoes. Currently, the LS has efforts underway in north and central Alabama, northwest Georgia, east Tennessee, and are looking to help out in east Mississippi and southwest Virginia. Once delivery logistics are worked out in these areas, the League will begin making deliveries.

LS President Michael Hill and wife Sara have been purchasing supplies for delivery runs they are making themselves – including to the little town of Phil Campbell in Franklin Co. Alabama -- a particularly hard-hit town of about 1,200 souls (about 24 of whom were killed by an EF5 tornado with winds in excess of 210 mph). Later this week, God willing, Michael will make another run into Marion County and Marshall County, Alabama.

The League views this tornado relief as a long-term effort as it will take months (and in some cases, years) for these folks to get their lives and property back in order. Often the relief effort is strong at first but wanes after a few weeks, but the LS will pace itself and be there for the long haul in the small towns and rural areas that most need help. All those who have received aid from us are very appreciative. Sara Hill made labels that go on everything distributed that read

"From your neighbors in The League of the South--www.dixienet.org."

Please continue to send what you can for these important relief efforts. Mail your contributions to:

League of the South

Tornado Relief Fund

POB 760

Killen, AL 35645