Friday, May 13, 2011

Shock: Krugman Turns on 'Elites'

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Well, what I've been hearing with growing frequency from members of the policy elite – self-appointed wise men, officials, and pundits in good standing – is the claim that it's mostly the public's fault. The idea is that we got into this mess because voters wanted something for nothing, and weak-minded politicians catered to the electorate's foolishness. So this seems like a good time to point out that this blame-the-public view isn't just self-serving, it's dead wrong. The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. The policies that got us into this mess weren't responses to public demand. They were, with few exceptions, policies championed by small groups of influential people – in many cases, the same people now lecturing the rest of us on the need to get serious. And by trying to shift the blame to the general populace, elites are ducking some much-needed reflection on their own catastrophic mistakes. – New York Times/Paul Krugman

Dominant Social Theme: We have to level blame where it belongs, just not too much.

Free-Market Analysis: This is a fairly remarkable article that uber-liberal New York Times media star Paul Krugman (left) has written. Imagine even a few years ago that an article by one of the Times' most prestigious analysts would frankly castigate America's ruling class and one begins to get a sense of the growing panic that must be circulating at the top of the proverbial heap. Krugman, who evidently and obviously rubs shoulders with these people, tells us that fingers are starting to be pointed – not at others in the US ruling class but at the larger civilian population. He wants to make clear he disapproves.

The Top Ten Myths of Islam = How the West is Being Misled

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Mike Scruggs

The death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of American combat assault teams resulted in a burst of media discussion and pontification on the nature of terrorism and Islam. While being rid of al-Qaeda's mastermind of terror and mass murder was welcome news, the media discussion revealed how successful the strange alliance of Muslim propaganda and unwary liberal ideology has been in misleading Americans on the true nature of Islam and its threat to Western civilization. Even a conservative Fox News Channel pundit repeated a common myth over and over again, demonstrating either an unfortunately shallow knowledge of Islam or a lack of political courage. Here is my list of ten widely believed myths about Islam.

  1. Osama bin Laden hijacked the peaceful religion of Islam and distorted its teachings to suit al-Qaeda's purposes. No! No! No! Terrorism and violence against all who oppose Islam is deeply imbedded in the Koran and teachings of Muhammad. In justifying his terrorist attacks, Osama bin Laden quoted the Koran accurately, and his interpretation was consistent with the vast majority of Muslim clerics and scholars today and for the last fourteen hundred years. Bin Laden was driven by a purist vision of Islam based on the Koran and teachings of Muhammad. That fundamentalist vision is still the mainstream of Muslim faith and life. The Koran (8: 12) instructs Muslims to “instill terror into the hearts of unbelievers” and in 8: 39 instructs Muslims to fight unbelievers until “there prevails justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere.” The injunction to spread and enforce Islam by the sword is everywhere in the Koran and the deeds of Muhammad. At least 109 verses call for violent Jihad (holy war) against all unbelievers. Muslims who reject these teachings risk severe penalties under Sharia Law. According to the most reliable Muslim scholarship, in 627 Muhammad's forces attacked the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayzah, the last Jewish tribe in the Medina area, and defeated them. The Prophet offered the men of Banu Qurayzah the choice of conversion to Islam or death. Nearly all chose death. The Prophet had between 600 and 900 decapitated in a ditch. The women, who were forced to watch the decapitations, were raped and taken as concubines. The children were divided as slaves.
  2. Islam is a religion of peace. The discussion on myth 1 should be enough to refute this often-repeated misrepresentation. The peace of Islam comes only when all are united in submission to Islam.
  3. Terrorism does not come from Islam. Again, the discussion of myth 1 ought to be sufficient to refute this often-repeated whitewashing of Islam. Islam is not the only source of terrorism. Terrorism comes from the darkness of sinful human hearts in rebellion against the God of Judeo-Christian scriptures, but terrorism against all who oppose Islam is an essential teaching of the Koran and Muhammad.
  4. Allah and the God of the Bible are the same god. This is a common but enormously destructive American and European heresy cultivated by many years of interfaith propaganda. It might be called a chief tenet of modern liberalism and multiculturalism, but it is antithetical to any orthodox form of Judaism or Biblical Christianity. The Koran contains many inaccurate and distorted borrowings from Jewish and Christian scriptures, but Allah and the Lord God of Judeo-Christian scriptures are remarkably different personalities. These differences are frequently reflected in moral outlook and teachings. The Universalist heresy that there are many roads to heaven is now prevalent in the West, but Christians should be aware that it is strongly rebuked by Christ himself, most prominently in John 14:6: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” There are many other supporting verses. “Allah” may be the Arabic word for god, but the Allah of the Koran is either a false god or a highly distorted and spiritually destructive imitation of the God of the Bible. The Triune God of Christian theology is condemned by the Koran, Muhammad and modern Islam.
  5. The Koran teaches tolerance for other religions. Apologists for Islam usually quote Koran 2: 256, “Let there be no compulsion in religion” to back this claim. However, under the Muslim Rule of Abrogation, this verse is abrogated by later verses, especially 4: 89, instructing Muslims to “seize and slay wherever ye find” infidels or Muslims who reject the faith. Islam's record is one of intolerance for and violence against unbelievers and dissenters unparalleled in human history.
  6. Jihad means inner spiritual struggle. There is little mention or emphasis of this in the Koran. Muhammad advocated action by the sword on numerous occasions. Koran 4:95 actually states that Jihad by fighting is the most honorable form of Jihad. “Allah has granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home).”
  7. Islam is compatible with Western-style democracy. On the contrary, Shariah Law

    is the supreme guide of Islam. Democracy is the rule of men, while Sharia is the rule of Allah.

  1. Poverty and ignorance are the origin of terrorism. Most Muslim terrorists have been relatively well-educated, middle class, students of Islam.
  2. The Koran does not encourage suicidal terrorist attacks. The Koran condemns

    suicide resulting from human weakness. It praises and assures special glory in paradise for self-sacrifice made for the advance of Islam.

  1. Muslim scholars and clerics are a reliable source of knowledge on Islam. The Islamic doctrine of Taqiyya allows Muslims to lie and deceive non-Muslims to advance Islam. In fact, many Koranic verses calling for fairness, benevolence, charity, and mercy for Muslims, specifically or by implication exclude non-Muslims.

I don't get it

"A socialist policy is abhorrent to the British ideas of freedom. Socialism is inseparably interwoven with totalitarianism and the object worship of the state. It will prescribe for every one where they are to work, what they are to work at, where they may go and what they may say. Socialism is an attack on the right to breathe freely. No socialist system can be established without a political police. They would have to fall back on some form of Gestapo, no doubt very humanely directed in the first instance."
--Winston Churchill
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What repercussions? West can take any and spit them back in their face.
The threats came just after Kaufman, a champion of gun rights on her talk show, had been chosen as chief of staff by freshman U.S. Rep. Alan West, a Republican favorite of the Tea Party. Kaufman decided after the lockdown not to take the position, she said, to avoid political repercussions for West.

BATF has published your information regarding the Shotgun Inquiry

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from: David
date: Fri, May 13, 2011 at 9:20 PM
subject: Friends, the BATF has published your information regarding the Shotgun Inquiry.

Friends and Fellow Americans,

I just wanted to let you know that the BATF has published your opinion on the shotgun questions they asked. In addition to your email (which is on the list, as is mine) many of you included a lot of personal information.

I have BCC'd you and all the others to let them know that whatever information they gave in the survey is now available here, for everyone to see.

I have written my Representative and both of my states Senators regarding this incident, and hope you do also.

I also apologize for this unsolicited email, but I feel you should know what they did with your comments, and more importantly your personal information.

This email and list will not be shared or discriminated by me to anyone anytime other than this one time notice.



Dad Gives Toddler Battling Brain Cancer Medical Marijuana

Via The Bonnie Blue Blog


*And grass does prevent nausea, as I found out by accident.

Doug Casey on Civil War, Past and Potential

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Via The Arctic Patriot

The Abraham Lincoln haters out there will like this Doug Casey rant. He believes the powder keg has been lit and it will blow before the year is out. Think 1789 in France and 1861 in the US. Times to try men’s souls.


AP's comments.
In it, the ramifications of the Second American Revolution are discussed and linked to our embryonic "troubles" brewing today.

It is a good read, in my opinion, worth every second of time.


I've been thinking a lot about that war lately, along the same lines of this interview.

I'm so tired of the slavery issue being brought up over and over to try to end the discussion whenever the war and its causes are debated.

Here's the logic:

The South had slaves, therefore they were wrong.


So... it follows that the Americans were automatically wrong in the Revolution. But wait, they had slaves under the Brits, so the Brits condoned it as well. So the Brits were wrong.

Moral High Ground, anyone?

SAF sues Illinois over prohibition on self-defense carry

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"Jeeze, how many balls does Gura have in flight now?

Federal Misdemeanor Gun Rights
New Jersey carry licensing
Maryland on Handgun permits
Chicago Gun ranges
DC Gun Stores/Interstate ban
Massachusetts on Legal Alien residents
New York over Gun permit feeds
North Carolina Emergency powers....

What have I missed?"


Bible With Two Bullet Holes

"…There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. … Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing."
-- Daniel Webster, June 1, 1837

Bullet Hole in Bible

Via Old Virginia Blog

Alternate History - Stalin's War

European Theatre

The Invasion of Poland (1 September - 6 October 1939)

Beginning in 1933, Germany pursued a policy of rapprochement with Poland, trying to improve German–Polish relations, culminating in the German–Polish Non-Aggression Pact of 1934. In 1935 Germany had hoped to manoeuvre Poland into the Anti-Comintern Pact, forming a cooperative front against the Soviet Union, and territorial concessions but the Poles feared that their independence would eventually be threatened altogether. Poland would have been granted territory of its own, to its northeast, in return for the reversal of German territorial losses, stipulated by the Treaty of Versailles, of the "Polish Corridor" and the city of Danzig.

Though Britain also refused to join the Pact in 1935, an agreement called The Stresa Front was made between France, Britain and Italy designed to keep Nazi Germany from extending beyond her present borders. In particular, these nations tried to block "German expansionism", especially the annexation of Austria. Even so, only two months later, the Anglo-German Naval Agreement was signed between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany in June 1935. The UK had not discussed this with its Stresa partners and the front was seriously damaged. The effort failed entirely when, in 1936, Italy privately sanctioned the remilitarization of the Rhienland and the Anschluss of Austria and Britain signed on to the Anti-Comintern Pact on November 25, 1936. Further, both Britain and France were complicit in the 1938 Munich Agreement while Poland participated in the partition of Czechoslovakia that followed, although they were not part of the agreement. The Anti-Comintern Pact would be renewed on November 25, 1941 with all 12 Allied and Axis nations as signatories.

By 1937, Germany began to increase its demands for Danzig, while proposing that a roadway be built in order to connect East Prussia with Germany proper, running through the Polish Corridor. Poland rejected this proposal and instead, on 31 March 1937, Poland was backed by a guarantee from Britain and France that stated that Polish territorial integrity would be defended with their support. At the same time, Chamberlain and his supporters believed war could be avoided and hoped Germany would agree to leave the rest of Poland alone if a deal could be stuck regarding Danzig and the Polish Corridor.

However, with the surprise signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact on 23 August, the Soviet Union neutralized the possibility of German opposition to a campaign against Poland and war became possible. In a secret protocol of the pact, the Germans and the Soviets agreed to divide Eastern Europe, including Poland, into two spheres of influence; the western third of the country was to go to Germany and the eastern two-thirds to the Soviet Union. The German-Soviet assault was originally scheduled to begin on 26 August but on 25 August the Polish-British Common Defence Pact was signed as an annex to the Franco-Polish Military Alliance. In this accord, Britain committed itself to the defence of Poland, guaranteeing to preserve Polish independence. On 26 August Hitler tried to dissuade the British and the French from interfering in the upcoming conflict, even pledging that the Wehrmacht forces would be made available to Britain's empire in the future. Meanwhile, the number of increased overflights by high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft and cross border troop movements signalled that war was imminent.


On 30 August the Polish Navy sent its destroyer flotilla to Britain, executing 'Operation Peking'. On the same day, Marshal of Poland Edward Rydz-Śmigły announced the mobilization of Polish troops but he was pressured into revoking the order by the French who, failing to realize that the Germans and Soviets were fully mobilized and concentrated at the Polish border, still hoped for a diplomatic settlement. On 1 September 1939, forces of the USSR invaded Poland without a formal declaration of war. The Soviet government announced that it was acting to protect the Ukrainians and Belarusians who lived in the eastern part of Poland. Facing 33 divisions and 11 independent brigades, the unprepared Polish forces in the east were quickly driven back. Although Poland had begun mobilization on 30 Aug 70% of their forces were in the North and West of the country and, though they declared war on the Soviet Union on 3 September, the Allied governments could not provide any meaningful support. Only the Advanced Air Striking Force of the RAF/AAF (10/4 bmbr and 2/6 ftr sqn's) and Polforce (3rd French Army) were enroute to Poland by 7 Sept.


On 29 August, prompted by the British, Germany had issued a diplomatic offer to intervene in the event of a Soviet attack in return for the city of Danzig and a plebiscite in the Polish Corridor within the year. This was accepted by the Polish government on 30 Aug and on 17 Sep Germany, aided by Slovakia, moved into Poland with 63 divisions and four independent brigades. The more mechanized elements of the German army quickly outstripped the slower Polish Army units and took up positions roughly along the Pisa, Narev, Vistula and San rivers, using it's Non-Aggression Pact with the Soviet Union to 'negotiate' the pre-arraigned end to the advance wherever the two forces met. The Germans would not advance against the Soviets and the Poles couldn't attack without losing German support. Likewise, it appeared that the Soviets could not advance without bringing Germany into the war against them. The Germans declared that they were committed to remain for as long as necessary, for all intents annexing western Poland.

The Winter War (30 November 1939 - 13 March 1940)

Shotgun Study Reply From ATF

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RE: Forget your biased shotgun study

Dear Sir or Madame:

Thank you for responding to the Shotgun Study. Your assistance will further promote ATF’s ability to support the firearms industry. We will review and consider your comments and suggestions.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Firearms and Explosives Industry Division @ -----------. Once again, thank you for your email.

Bloody Lane

During the Battle of Sharpsburg, *Colonel John B. Gordon's 6th Alabama of R. E. Rhodes' Brigade was positioned on the left at the bend in the Sunken Road, later called Bloody Lane, in the center of the Battlefield. The Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. Daniel H. Hill withstood several frontal assaults on the position before Brig. Gen. Thomas Meagher's Irish Brigade was able to flank it, making it untenable. The Confederate dead were two to three deep in the lane when it was finally overrun. Gordon, himself was wounded five times. The last wound was to his face causing him to fall, heavily bleeding, face-down into his hat. He attributed his survival to the fact that bullet holes in the hat allowed the blood to run out saving him from drowning in his blood. Below is a recent photograph of Bloody Lane, taken in 1995.



Gordon Monument

This is the monument to Gen. John B. Gordon on the grounds of the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta.

The Attack On Fort Stedman

*On 12 April 1865, Gordon was at the head of the column of the Army of Northern Virginia as they marched to the official surrender site where they were to stack arms and surrender their colors. When **Joshua L. Chamberlain ordered the Federal troops there to "carry arms" in salute to the Confederates, Gordon reared his mount and dropped his sword to his boot tip to return the honor.

**........On they come, with the old swinging route step and swaying battle flags. In the van, the proud Confederate ensign. Before us in proud humiliation stood the embodiment of manhood; men whom neither toils and sufferings, nor the fact of death could bend from their resolve; standing before us now, thin, worn, and famished, but erect, and with eyes looking level into ours, waking memories that bound us together as no other bond; was not such manhood to be welcomed back into a Union so tested and assured? On our part not a sound of trumpet more, nor roll of drum; not a cheer, nor word, nor whisper or vain-glorying, nor motion of man, but an awed stillness rather, and breath-holding, as if it were the passing of the dead.
-Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, (Confederate surrender at Appomattox)

The “N” Word

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Verbatim post.

It’s official. The Southern Poverty Law Center thinks I’m a racist.

And I must be. Why else would I have been quoted in a recent article posted on their blog “Hatewatch?” A quick glance at their recent posts column would lead one to believe that I have been associating with a sordid cast of characters: Muslim-bashers, Neo-Nazis, and “Birthers.”

So what did I do that got the SPLC’s attention? I used the “N” word.

I know, I know. What was I thinking? It’s not a politically correct thing to say in 2011. And the SPLC might have let me off the hook if all I did was say the “N” word.

But the thing is, I didn’t just say the “N” word. I went all out. I rented an auditorium and hosted an entire conference dedicated to celebrating the “N” word.

Naturally, I was promoting the heck out of this conference in the weeks leading up to it. Guys like me want to infect as many people as I can with these dangerous ideas. So, I was blogging the “N” word all over my website, posting the “N” word all over Facebook, and even inviting guests on my radio show to talk about it. I even wore a black shirt with the “N” word printed right across the front of it.

It probably didn’t help that I invited a “former member of the Neo-Confederate hate group League of the South” to be the keynote speaker. But I practically had to invite him. I mean, Thomas E. Woods literally wrote the book on the “N” word. The conference wouldn’t have been the same without him.

Wait a minute…what? You thought I said that “N” word? No way! I would never use that “N” word.

No, I am talking about the other racist “N” word.

You know…“Nullification.

Jason Rink is the Executive Director of The Foundation for a Free Society, a 501c3 non-profit, educational organization in Austin, Texas.


Via Rebellion

Teacher: School Choice = Nazi Ovens

“Why do you distribute this propaganda? Do you have a conscience? Do you really believe any of this? I am not a union member but feel that Mitch’s agenda is killing Indiana. The education agenda is a holocaust against our children. Please understand I am speaking as a grandson of a Holocaust survivor. This is truly as bad or worse than what was done to the Jewish people only it is happening to innocent young people. It is frightening to me.” (emphasis added)

According to this—ahem—educator, allowing children to attend a charter school is “WORSE THAN” placing children in ovens like the Nazis did.

Even more disturbing than this teacher’s irresponsible comments is the fact that he is allowed anywhere near a place of learning. It’s darn near criminal that he’s allowed to shape the minds of Indiana’s youth. (By claiming to be “a grandson of a Holocaust survivor,” this teacher believes he is immune from charges of insensitivity.)

Now, some readers are likely thinking that we’re using the words of one loony teacher to smear all union teachers, but we’re not.

Via Weasel Zippers

Vote Communist!

Via PUMABydesign

"Can anyone distinguish the policy ideas presented here, from those of the US Democratic Party?"

Vote Communist! 'Cause it worked so well last time.

Can This Nation Be Saved?

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The answer to the question is ‘NO.’

There is no possible way that the Washington politicians will solve the financial disaster coming from Congress. All the unrelenting bullsh*t coming from Congress about fixing the financial crisis is making me very happy. That’s because their malfeasance will bring about secession sooner. The DC boys and girls are all trying to look like they’re fixing it, but they are just kicking the can down the road. There has not been ONE proposal floated that is serious about saving America.

Remember what Congress did to seal a deal on the 2011 budget…less than $40 Billion in spending cuts, and most of them were not immediate, and most were only cuts in proposed increased spending? This on a budget that is $1.3 TRILLION in the red. It was only back in the Clinton years that the entire budget was less than $1 trillion. Now the red ink is more than the whole budget used to be.

The present Congress, and any laws they pass, cannot bind any future Congress to do anything. So, all of these negotiations being wrangled between Dems and Repubs are entirely meaningless, and are only window dressing to make voters think that Washington intends to police itself.

The rest of the nations of the world are watching the USA to see what Washington is going to do to fix the mess it has made. And they will do what we do.

Cuts in Federal spending must be made immediately if the United States is to be pulled back from certain economic collapse. Here’s a short list of my recommendations:

• Suspend the Federal Income Tax for one year.

• Cease all foreign aid of any kind immediately. No more payments to anyone for anything.

• Cancel all mutual defense treaties immediately, including NATO.

• Cancel our membership in the United Nations, and evict it from American soil.

• Close all military bases outside the USA immediately.

• Downsize the US military by at least 50%.

• Cancel all military weapons contracts.

• Mothball at least 50% of our Navy and Air Force fleets.

• End all foreign wars immediately.

• Enact a 50% budget cut for all Federal departments immediately.

• Sell Federal land, buildings, etc immediately.

• Sell the US Post Office immediately.

• No increase in the Federal debt ceiling. Allow the US Federal government to default on its bond interest payments if necessary.

There are more that need doing, but these would be enough to get us started.

ATF Agent Says Obama, Holder Knew About Gunrunner Scandal

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He’s no John Dean, but ATF Agent Jay Dobyns is flatly contradicting the President of the United States and the U.S. Attorney General on what they knew and when. The controversy involves ATF’s Project Gunrunner and its offshoot, Operation Fast and Furious. Both initiatives deliberately allowed military style firearms to “walk” into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, some of which were used to kill American citizens.

In an interview with Fox News‘ Andrew Napolitano, Dobyns said that despite Attorney General Eric Holder’s congressional testimony that he only found out about the programs “a few weeks ago,” both he and the president were aware of the recklessness of each program.

Court: No right to resist illegal cop entry into home

Via Sipsey Street Irregulars

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I agree, no resistance, just end it immediately.

Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes.

In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court said if a police officer wants to enter a home for any reason or no reason at all, a homeowner cannot do anything to block the officer's entry.

"We believe ... a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence," David said. "We also find that allowing resistance unnecessarily escalates the level of violence and therefore the risk of injuries to all parties involved without preventing the arrest." MORE.

Obama Administration Sent Aid to Mexico to Fight Wildfires But Not Texas

Firefighters salute the flag draped casket holding Greg Simmons as he is carried to a waiting fire truck at the conclusion of funeral services for the fallen firefighter in Olden, Texas, Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Simmons was killed responding to a wildfire. (AP/LM Otero)

The Obama Administration sent aid to Mexico to battle a 386 square mile fire but refused to consider the 2.5 million acre fire in Texas a disaster area.
KTRH reported, via Free Republic:

Just last month the U.S. sent two Air force cargo planes to help Mexico battle back wildfires in the northern part of it’s country, fires that burned 386 square miles. It’s a move that West Texas Congressman Francisco Canseco (R-Fort Stockton) thinks is a hypocritical one by the Obama administration as Texas has requested the same sort of federal aid but has been denied it.

SEAL helmet cams recorded entire bin Laden raid

Marriage Rally in Raleigh, NC on May 17, 2011

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North Carolina is the only southeastern state that does not have a constitutional amendment that protects marriage as the Bible defines it: only between one man and one woman. However, leadership in the state legislature has promised to bring up the Marriage Amendment for a floor vote during this session with the expectation of placing it on the 2012 ballot. However, we must show our support to those in the state legislature who are willing to move the Marriage Amendment forward.

Consequently, we are asking all concerned North Carolinians to bring family and friends to the Marriage Rally in Raleigh, NC on May 17, 2011 at 10:30 AM. The Rally will be held at Halifax Mall located directly behind the Legislative Building.

In addition to hearing from me, you will also hear from challenging speakers such as:

For more information or updates, visit For a printable poster to help announce the event to your church, click here. For directions, click here.

Thousands have traveled to Raleigh and expressed their support for Biblical Marriage at previous Return America Marriage Rallies. This will be the most important Rally yet since so much is at stake. So we are asking pastors to bring their congregations and Christian schools to bring their students and fill Halifax Mall.

Make attending on May 17th a priority. Here's why: If the Marriage Amendment is approved by both chambers of the State Legislature during this session, it will finally be on the ballot in 2012 for a vote so that the people of North Carolina can have a voice.

The North Carolina our children and grandchildren inherit from us may be determined by the outcome of this Rally and the votes that follow. With that in mind, we hope you will make every effort to support the Marriage Rally on May 17.

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Democracy Denied: The Obama Chart

"The foundations of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality, and the preeminence of free government be exemplified by all the attributes which can win the affections of its citizens, and command the respect of the world."
--George Washington, First Inaugural Address, 1789
"The below chart shows how it has become standard procedure in the Obama administration not to take no for an answer. When Obama's radical agenda is rejected by Congress and the American people, he goes around the democratic process to do what he wants anyway."
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NC Confederate Memorial Day, May 10, 2011

Morehead City, Confederate Statue
Private Bryan Jackson Buck SCV Camp # 1770
Peletier, North Carolina
Via Tom

Confederate Soldiers' Homes

"The Kentucky Confederate Home was the brightest jewel in a necklace of Confederate veterans’ homes draped across the South and the border states.

Confederate veterans in various states acted largely independent of one another as they planned, financed, built, and opened soldiers’ homes in Louisiana, Virginia, Texas, Maryland, Arkansas, North Carolina, Missouri, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. (South Carolina would open a home in 1909, Oklahoma in 1911, and California in 1929.)

R. B. Rosenburg’s Living Monuments: Confederate Soldiers’ Homes in the New South (University of North Carolina Press, 1993) is a terrific source for information about these unique institutions.

Virginia—The Lee Camp Soldiers Home in Richmond, Virginia, resulted from a nationwide fundraising effort by Confederate and Union veterans in that city. With money raised from Northern philanthropists, theatrical benefits, charity bazaars, and gifts from Confederate veterans everywhere, the home opened in February 1885
Confederate Soldiers' Homes

Vang Pao Gets Arlington Ceremony After Burial Snub

U.S. intelligence agents tapped Vang Pao when they sought a force in Laos to fight off North Vietnamese communists, who along with the United States had turned the neighboring country into a battleground.

Vang Pao became legendary for his organizational skills from his mountain post, guiding everything from U.S. airstrikes to medical supplies and managing a motley army of Hmong, lowland Lao and Thai mercenaries.

North Vietnam triumphed in 1975 by seizing Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City, and communists afterward took over Laos. Vang Pao was sentenced to death in absentia and became the leader for some 250,000 Hmong who moved to the United States.


Vang Pao Gets Arlington Ceremony After Burial Snub