Friday, July 1, 2011

Dixieland & The Sam Davis Youth Camp



Back porch.

Cross in the field to the left marks the field hand graveyard.

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside--

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown--
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!

Downtown Tarboro

The Filling Station.

Best country food I've ever eaten.

Sam Davis Youth Camp, Woodmen of the World Center, Thaxton, Virginia

One small Virginia Reel. At The Citadel

Hunley Ball 2004,
we had three going at once. It was truly like stepping back in time.

Elvis has entered the building.

It must have been funny, because she fell out of her chair laughing and continued upon the floor!

One of the paid counselors who was from

Warrenton, VA!

They exist! SLIDESHOW: Mug Shot Roundup

00 Jason Gay, attempted murder with sword and guitar
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Senator Grassley: Focusing on the Facts of the ATF’s Flawed Gun Strategy.

Via Sipsey Street Irregulars

He's hard on it.

Since January, I’ve been hounding the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Department of Justice for answers about a deeply flawed policy that allowed guns to be sold to known straw purchasers and then transported across the border to Mexican drug cartels.

Until this week, my efforts to conduct my constitutional responsibility of oversight have been stonewalled by the Justice Department. Finally, the administration agreed to provide me the same access to documents and witnesses that are afforded to the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Darrell Issa, and the Justice Department Inspector General.

In the meantime, in an effort to distract from the investigation Congressman Issa and I are conducting, the ATF released selective statistical data that inaccurately reflects the scope and source of the problem of firearms in Mexico and the drug trafficking organization violence. The implication made by the ATF and various press reports that 70 percent of the firearms found in Mexico come directly from U.S. manufacturers or U.S. Federal Firearms Licensees selling guns to drug trafficking organizations is incomplete and misleading. Not only does this paint a grossly inaccurate picture of the situation, but there’s also evidence that the U.S. State Department doesn’t believe it either.

I received additional documentation from an ATF database of firearms, and learned that the actual percentage of firearms found in Mexico and traced back to U.S. based federal firearms licensees in 2009 and 2010 was only 24 percent. It turns out the discrepancy lies in the fact that most of the firearms found in Mexico may actually have been sold between governments in direct military to military transactions or were exported directly from manufacturers approved by our government. In either case, U.S. gun dealers are the last people who should be blamed.

And, to make the release of the misleading numbers even more egregious, I obtained an unclassified U.S. State Department cable that dispels myths about the source of weapons trafficked to Mexico. The unclassified cable includes sections such as: “Myth: An Iron Highway of Weapons Flows from the U.S.” and “Myth: The DTOs (Drug Trafficking Organizations) are Mostly Responsible.”

When the ATF promotes this kind of misleading data, it distracts from the real questions of our investigation: Why was the ATF was involved in a policy to allow guns to fall into the hands of straw purchasers who were then transporting them to Mexican drug cartels and who approved this reckless strategy? Congressman Issa and I are committed to getting to the bottom of this irresponsible decision, regardless of agency attempts to manipulate the truth.

July 1, 2011

OBAMA's TAX PLAN - Penn & Teller and gang return to comment on Barack Obama's socialist plans

Via American and Proud


Did Treasury Just Strategically (Intentionally) Default?

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It sure looks like they did.


Here's the DTS (daily cash statement) for Treasury.

And here's the problem with it:

Note that the pink line did not move much. In fact, it went down.

It should have gone up - a lot - because the "Trust Funds" (you know, Social Security and Medicare?) that you folks on the left keep bleating about being "money good" and "actual debt" had a coupon payment from Treasury due yesterday.




Actions speak louder then words

The vanishing culture of gentility

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Southern Bride & Groom


Below written by The Bonnie Blue Blog

Below is a letter written by a 60 year old British mother to her soon to be daughter in law, 29, after a recent visit to their home:

The tone of gentility that the woman expresses reminds me of the old South that is no more;
it reminds me of my grandmother, who tried and often succeeded in impressing rules of behavior like these upon me.

Mostly, it makes me think of what the United States is not...disciplined and refined, especially in Yankeeland.

Every generation from the time of the WBTS has experienced a degeneration in manners, degenerating borders of social intercourse, and degeneration of language.

Honestly, as stiff as this woman may sound, I wish more people adhered to religious, moral, and ethical codes of behavior, guarded their tongues more, and were careful about encroaching on other peoples space, feelings, and property.

That, I think, is the theme of what the mother in law is trying to impart on the daughter in law.

While the mother in law still expresses hope that the younger woman might respond positively to the ideas in the letter, I am certain that she wont for two reasons:

1. The younger woman is habituated to the language and behavior since childhood.

2. Unless the younger woman sought out the older for this sort of advice, there is no way her intellect will receive this letter well. Even the media commentators refer to the mother in law as a "monster in law".

Anyway, here is the letter:

It is high time someone explained to you about good manners. Yours are obvious by their absence and I feel sorry for you.
Unfortunately for Freddie, he has fallen in love with you and Freddie being Freddie, I gather it is not easy to reason with him or yet encourage him to consider how he might be able to help you.
It may just be possible to get through to you though. I do hope so.
Your behaviour on your visit to Devon during April was staggering in its uncouthness and lack of grace.
Unfortunately, this was not the first example of bad manners I have experienced from you.
If you want to be accepted by the wider Bourne family I suggest you take some guidance from experts with utmost haste.
There are plenty of finishing schools around. You would be an ideal candidate for the Ladette to Lady television series.
Please, for your own good, for Freddie's sake and for your future involvement with the Bourne family, do something as soon as possible.
Here are a few examples of your lack of manners:
When you are a guest in another's house, you do not declare what you will and will not eat - unless you are positively allergic to something.
You do not remark that you do not have enough food.
You do not start before everyone else.
You do not take additional helpings without being invited to by your host.
When a guest in another's house, you do not lie in bed until late morning in households that rise early - you fall in line with house norms.
You should never ever insult the family you are about to join at any time and most definitely not in public. I gather you passed this off as a joke but the reaction in the pub was one of shock, not laughter.
I have no idea whether you wrote to thank [your future sister-in-law] for the weekend but you should have hand-written a card to her.
You should have hand-written a card to me. You have never written to thank me when you have stayed at Houndspool.
[Your future sister-in-law] has quite the most exquisite manners of anyone I have ever come across. You would do well to follow her example.

You regularly draw attention to yourself. Perhaps you should ask yourself why.
It is tragic that you have diabetes. However, you aren't the only young person in the world who is a diabetic.
I know quite a few young people who have this condition, one of whom is getting married in June. I have never heard her discuss her condition.

She quietly gets on with it. She doesn't like being diabetic. Who would? You do not need to regale everyone with the details of your condition or use it as an excuse to draw attention to yourself. It is vulgar.
As a diabetic of long standing you must be acutely aware of the need to prepare yourself for extraordinary eventualities, the walk to Mothecombe beach being an example.
You are experienced enough to have prepared yourself appropriately.
No-one gets married in a castle unless they own it. It is brash, celebrity style behaviour.
I understand your parents are unable to contribute very much towards the cost of your wedding. (There is nothing wrong with that except that convention is such that one might presume they would have saved over the years for their daughters' marriages.)
If this is the case, it would be most ladylike and gracious to lower your sights and have a modest wedding as befits both your incomes.
One could be accused of thinking that Heidi Withers must be patting herself on the back for having caught a most eligible young man. I pity Freddie.

So do I and as I commented on Bonnie Blue: My mother could have written it.

If you have a Kindle

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Liberate your government files, this 4th of July

The “most transparent” administration in history is being targeted by the Defending Dissent Foundation (DDF) for being anything but.

Formerly known as the National Committee to Abolish HUAC, the group is encouraging citizens to celebrate the 4th of July by filing FOIA requests to “liberate” their personal files from government agencies.

The documents required to request your files from the FBI, CIA, TSA, NSA, and the Department of Homeland Security are available on DDF’s website.

According to DDF, surprises abound in these files, with anti-war activists having discovered that fellow agitators were in fact undercover agents and others uncovering details about tapped phones.

“President Obama and a complicit Congress are intent on restoring the FBI to its former self: a lawless agency free to spy on Americans who dare to question government policies,” warns a Friday email sent by the group’s executive director, Sue Udry. One recent change to FBI policy worrisome to Udry is the increasing ease with which agents can search trash.

Via avordvet, L&P

Another unbelievable: National Parks, the new "Racism"

Oh yes, those brave Buffalo soldiers who slaughtered our Indian families with the help of their northern white counterparts using expertise perfected against black and white Southern civilians 1861-1865.


Via Nancy

Aetna leaves Kentucky due to Obamacare

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Dear friend,

A frantic letter from Governor Steve Beshear's Insurance Commissioner to the Obama Administration today paints a clearer picture of how ObamaCare stands to hurt Kentucky.

In the letter, Commissioner Sharon Clark states that Aetna, the nation's third-largest health insurer is pulling out of Kentucky's individual and small group health insurance markets immediately. ObamaCare is the reason for their departure, which makes Kentucky's health insurance market even less stable and less competitive since Congress passed the new law.

Clark wrote: "Kentucky's individual marketplace remains fragile and in recovery after a previous health reform efforts (sic) in the 1990s. Given Aetna's intentions, the Commonwealth of Kentucky remains concerned that insurers exiting the market may cause an
unsustainable influx of individuals into Kentucky Access, Kentucky's high risk pool. With the current budgetary environment, the effect of a large increase in membership into Kentucky Access that may occur with an additional carrier exiting the market could be extremely detrimental to the pool."

In other words, Kentucky is still trying to get over our flirtation two decades ago with HillaryCare. This is our own Democratic Governor starting to realize that Obama's health fiasco will hurt Kentucky. Please keep spreading the word about bad policies like ObamaCare. When even elected Democrats are getting the message, it's clear the Tea Party movement is having a major impact.


David Adams

Executive Director
Kentucky Knows Best PAC

Paid for by Kentucky Knows Best PAC

Via Bazz

The Stainless Banner

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The Stainless Banner Volume 2, Issue 5.pdf

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Leave Me Alones vs Make It Betters

Via Sipsey Street Irregulars

The two streams in American politics are not liberal vs conservative, they can be roughly defined as "Leave Me Alone" vs "Make It Better". Leave Me Alone seeks personal independence, self-reliance and freedom from interference. Make It Better believes in the progressive betterment of society through regulation, intervention and education.

Most people associate the "Leave Me Alones" with conservatism and the "Make It Betters" with liberalism. That's partly true, but not entirely. The hijacking of liberalism and the Democratic party by the radical left has them into the standard bearers of a ruthless "Make It Better" agenda. But "Make It Better" is found often on the right as well. The loss of the cultural war to the left has pushed conservatives into a defensive position. And the ascension of the left has moved it into a state of permanent aggression.

"Leave Me Alone" is defensive. It creates boundaries and asks that they be respected. "Make It Better" is offensive, it pushes through individual boundaries in the name of the greater good. Neither of these are purely moral positions. Rather they are preferential positions. "Leave Me Alone" can turn a blind eye to evil with long term consequences. "Make It Better" sometimes brings positive change. But like any course of positive action, "Make It Better" is more likely to be associated with negative consequences.

The difference between "Leave Me Alone" and "Make It Better" is cultural. It's in the way we prefer to live and how we see other people. To "Leave Me Alones", other people are either good or bad. But to the "Make It Betters", everyone is in a gray area and in need to enlightenment. "Leave Me Alones" trust people more as individuals, while being suspicious of groups. "Make It Betters" think of groups as more moral than individuals.

"Make It Betters" judge people by their web of interconnections. The interconnectedness is their way of morality. The more involved with others someone is, the better of a person they are. By contributing to the whole, they demonstrate selflessness. Their understanding of morality is purely external, as shown by interaction with others. It is why "Make It Betters" are often unable to process how one of them could possibly be guilty of a crime, when he is so involved in helping others. They derive their sense of moral worth from group participation, which makes self-examination difficult for them. Dissatisfied with the group, they often search for happiness and pursue self-improvement, but lack the internal moral code that makes either one truly possible.

"Leave Me Alones" see morality as internal. A matter of character. Public interactions can reveal character, but are also dominated by social pressures. "Leave Me Alones" distrust those who make a show of their social morality. To them external morality is often a cover for private sin. They are prone to self-examination and have a keen awareness of their failings. And suspect that everyone else also has a similar mismatch between their outer and inner selves.

Ted Nugent “I still Believe”

One of my favorite folks in this world is Mr Nugent. He doesn’t say “Sorry” for his statements. He says what he means and means what he says. He doesn’t mince his words to appease ANYONE. And he walks the talk.

He’s 62 years old, slamming another tour across the nation that NONE of the current bands could match. He’s playing every damn day almost until Sept 5th. And let me tell you this, when they play, it’s NON-FKN STOP from start to finish. No breaks! Continuous rock and roll with a soulful flare.

He penned this little work of art between gigs.

Read the rest HERE.


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