Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Shameless Looters Display Stolen Goods On Twitter

Via Matthew

Try that near me, children.

Looters who are taking advantage of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy are posting photographs of their stolen goods on Twitter and bragging about how they plan to carry out more thefts and violence.

Shocking images posted to the social networking website depict individuals who appear to be working together boasting about how they have stolen laptops, TV’s, and other electronics from both stores and private homes that fell victim to the hurricane.

Much, much more @ Info Wars

III Arms Prototype #4


The October Surprise That Wasn’t (So far)

US Military Reveals Coup Plan To Topple Obama


The October Surprise that would put the election contest to bed for one of the candidates did not happen. Whether this was the result of the media suppression (or intimidation) from the Obama camp, I think a large amount of people are disappointed that the rumors of an October surprise did not manifest. So where does that leave us? Let’s review possible scenarios for the election in order of their severity.

1. Romney wins with a large percentage of the vote resulting in a “mandate”. This will result in “civil unrest” in the larger inner cities at the provocation of the labor unions and other “community organizing” groups like the New Black Panthers and the Black Bloc. The extent of the unrest will depend on “if” Eric Holder will give them even more protection than he has in the past. This civil unrest will extend for a period of time once people realize the cost of the sacrifices necessary to even start restoring the country’s future.

2. Romney wins but the election is contested by Obama. No winner is declared and the process of “evaluating” the election results drags on for several weeks. If this happens and the winner is not declared by December 1, the stock market will undergo a severe correction due to the uncertainty of the tax increase for capital gains that are scheduled for January 2. The uncertainty will impact retail Christmas sales and the economy will contract. Civil unrest will break out and will continue to escalate the longer the evaluation lasts. The uncertainty in our economy and political structure will be an opportunity for the Muslim Brotherhood to build their Caliphate and/or al Qaeda will be emboldened to carry out acts of terrorism against the West.

3. Obama is re-elected. The military will overthrow the government in a short period of time. The first republic of the United States is officially over.

So let’s consider scenario number 3 in more context.

a. The foreign policy of this administration is a failure but let’s concentrate on Benghazi, Libya. There has been no public outcry from the military for leaving four Americans to die. Why? They are hoping that Romney will win the election and their nightmare over the past four years will be over. With the elections so close, they have decided to bide their time: the media and the administration are doing the best to contain this tragedy from the general public.

b. General Carter Ham was relieved as AFRICOM commander and Admiral Charles M. Gaouette was relieved of command of the USS Stennis carrier group. According to rumors, they were going to ignore orders to stand down and were going to launch a rescue mission on 9/11 for Benghazi. The admiral was supposedly relieved in less than 60 seconds once he made the decision to mount a rescue attempt. At this point, the person who issued the orders to stand down has not been identified. This is a short list: who has the ability to relieve a general and an admiral of their commands?

But there is supposedly no command structure interaction between Gen. Ham and Admiral Gauoette. The timing is suspect as is the secrecy surrounding their removals.

c. The fallguy director of the Internet movie responsible for the administration’s initial story of protesters attacking the consulate and safe house is still in jail. I must believe that our military commanders are not going to wait for their knock on the door as the Congressional hearings start and the administration starts to panic. And again, no one is asking who made up this story.

d. David Petraeus has denied any CIA involvement in this cover up and Hillary Clinton has retained legal counsel for Congressional hearings. Some people are openly questioning the military’s oath to the Constitution and their honor in this action.  I have to believe that most of our military is not as corrupt as Washington, D.C. and that duty and honor are still paramount in their hearts.

 An Obama victory will ensure the same level of justice as Fast and Furious from Eric Holder. The president will invoke executive privilege, suppress information and threaten everyone involved. What do you think moral men of honor will do to protect our country?

One fact cannot be argued: this is no longer the republic that our forefathers gave us. And I pray that I am completely wrong this time next week.

David DeGerolamo

The Best Argument For Secession Ever


Bear with me before the accusations of lunacy fly over my continued belief that individual republics within America must form and then secede or die. I have stated many times that the divide among the people is quite possibly greater than existed leading up to 1861. I have also stated that the divide has grown far too wide to ever be able to bridge and repair it.

I will also contend that we have grown so large and diverse that our current system of government can longer truly be considered a representative form of government. I also contend that if it were each one of us would have some effect when we email, write or call our general government representatives. For the most part our representatives do what they want and follow party lines.

How could they possibly effectively represent us as individuals with the current population up around 314,686,520 and with 435 representatives which would make an average of one representative for every 723,417 people. No wonder they ignore me or patronize me and go on their merry way.

Now I will get to the best argument I have ever seen for secession. Please review all the current posts on this site. In particular let's concentrate on President Obama's track record on the economy, defense of the Constitution and individual Liberty and finally with regard to what has happened with crimes like Fast & Furious and most recently Benghazi, Libya. After reviewing and digesting all that information lets look at the current polls in America in the presidential race. Romney 47%, Obama 47%. For now I will put aside my inability to accept Socialism Light from Romney and concentrate on Obama's numbers.

Explain to me how after all the information that is out there on President Obama and his regime's crimes against the people that 47% of the so called likely voters could still blindly support him. I for one think that beyond basic life support needs I have almost nothing in common those people and that my "r"epublic would be a much better place without them. Could just be me but if at first you don't secede try, try again...

 Michael Downing

Preference: Bath or walk?

Via The Feral Irishman

Iowa warns international observers of arrest

Via Don

Early voters cast ballots in Iowa. | AP Photo 

Iowa has joined Texas in warning international election observers of possible criminal prosecution if they violate state laws and get near polling places on Election Day.
Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz — like Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott last week — on Tuesday threatened Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe election observers with arrest if they came within 300 feet of a polling place’s entrance, in violation of state law. (In Texas, it’s 100 feet.)

“My office met with two delegation representatives last week to discuss Iowa’s election process, and it was explained to them that they are not permitted at the polls,” Schultz said in a statement. “Iowa law is very specific about who is permitted at polling places, and there is no exception for members of this group.”

More @ Politico

Kids React to Having Their Halloween Candy ‘Redistributed’

Dem Chair Gets Rowdy With Police At Voting Precinct


It seems the Democrat National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz just does not know when to close her mouth and when to follow the law. Schultz got in an altercation with police outside and Aventura, Florida polling location.

A group of sign-waving campaigners comprised of both Republicans and Democrats witnessed the altercation between the DNC Chair and an Aventura policeman in which she took issue with his request to not engage in campaign activities in the middle of the street, which would hold up traffic. Sounds reasonable, right?

Javier Manjarres reports,
She listened to the police officer’s respectful and reasonable request, but Wasserman Schultz continued to argue with the police officer, according to several people who witnessed the incident
Wasserman Schultz was greeting voters and waiving her campaign signs on a street that leading into the polling site and was obstructing traffic by stopping cars before they could even enter the parking area.
The police officer respectfully asked Wasserman Schultz to move onto the sidewalk as everyone else was required to do, but the Congresswoman was unhappy with not being able to campaign how she saw it fit. Unnerved by the simple request from a police officer, Wasserman Schultz made a “well placed” phone call to some unknown individual in a position of authority. Five minutes later, the Aventura City Mayor came to the scene and was confronted by Debbie Wasserman Schultz and proceeded to get an earful from her as well.
Wasserman Schultz stayed about 20 minutes before she left the scene with the six or so supporters she brought with her . After the congresswoman left, one of the Democrat supporters who witnessed the whole incident confronted the Mayor and told him that what she did was “extremely inappropriate” for her to berate him in the manner she did.
I think it’s safe to say this is a form of voter suppression.

HSLDA Michael Farris: Be Part of the Solution…Vote!

Sam Adams, one of our founders, is reported to have said, “It does not take a majority to prevail…but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” As Election Day draws near, please keep this in mind and share with people in your circle.

We thank you for standing for homeschool freedom, and for your support of HSLDA. Homeschoolers may be a minority, but we have proved that when we unite, by the grace of God, we can achieve victory.

Well done: 13-Year-Old Jenny Gives Report Cards to Obama and Romney

Obama: Hot Air Express

‘You have the blood of an American hero on your hands’

Via Wes

What did President Barack Obama know and when did he know it? Why has the Obama administration kept changing its story about how Ambassador Chris Stevens, security officials Tyrone Woods of Imperial Beach and Glen Doherty of Encinitas, and information officer Sean Smith, who grew up in San Diego, died on Sept. 11 in Benghazi, Libya? Why won’t the mainstream media treat the incontrovertible evidence of the White House’s dishonesty and incompetence like the ugly scandal it obviously is?

These are all questions that demand to be answered after revelations that demolished the tidy narrative the president has been offering about Benghazi.

Until last week, the White House had taken a moderate hit over the fact that for two weeks after it happened, officials had fostered the impression that the four Americans were killed Sept. 11 in a spontaneous protest triggered by a blasphemous anti-Islam video posted on YouTube – not by a coordinated terrorist attack on the 11th anniversary of 9/11. But administration officials pushed back by saying the “fog of war” had left them uncertain about events, and that when White House press secretary Jay Carney and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice had cited the video, they were only repeating the best available information they had. The president’s repeated comments conveyed the impression that he wasn’t aware of the attacks as they were unfolding, saying only that the next day, he ordered increased security for embassies in the area.

But after a torrent of leaks of official emails and communiqu├ęs – likely coming from CIA officials who refuse to participate in a cover-up and/or who won’t accept the role of scapegoat – the “fog of war” narrative looks like damage control: a determined attempt to keep the facts from the public until after the Nov. 6 election. After the leaks, the president suddenly changed his story to say he was aware of the attacks as they unfolded and had quickly issued an order to “make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to.”

There was no “fog.” There was no spontaneous uprising. Thanks to a drone and other surveillance technology, the White House’s national security team knew in real time that the U.S. consulate and a “safe house” a mile away in Benghazi were under coordinated attack by a well-armed group, not from a protest that unexpectedly escalated. Over a seven-hour span on Sept. 11, the besieged Americans made at least two urgent requests for help; the U.S. military has considerable assets in the area that could have been deployed to Benghazi.

Who told the besieged Americans they were out of luck?

After hints appeared in the media that it was the CIA’s fault, the spy agency – obviously at the behest of CIA Director David Petraeus – put out a statement Friday that flatly denied it opposed coming to the rescue of Stevens, Young, Doherty and Smith. At roughly the same time, in a TV interview, the president offered his new narrative of being aware of the crisis and taking decisive action, while refusing to answer the direct question of whether Americans in Benghazi requested help but were rejected. A day later, however, the White House said in fact that it had never received requests for help. This sets up the Pentagon to take the fall.

On Monday, incredibly, Obama acted put-upon by the questions about his administration’s integrity. In a TV appearance, he said, “I do take offense with some suggestion that in any way, we haven’t tried to make sure that the American people knew as the information was coming in what we believed.” Remember, the president made this statement only after leaks the previous week demolished his and his administration’s dishonest, intentionally misleading Benghazi narrative.

It has now been seven weeks since the terrorist attack. We deserve to know the truth. Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, the former Navy SEAL from Imperial Beach, said it best in a Monday TV interview.

“I can’t imagine anyone with any heart that would watch a battle rage for seven hours knowing that heroes were there that were going to be slaughtered if you didn’t have help sent in. ... Whoever it was that was in that room watching that video of my son dying, their cries for help, their order ‘don’t help them at all, let them die’ ... you have the blood of my son, you have the blood of an American hero on your hands. I don’t know who you are, but one of these days the truth will come out.”


Via Blue

Virginia Congressman: Veterans “Unqualified to Serve” in Congress

 Via The Daily Timewaster


Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11) shocked constituents by suggesting that military Veterans are unqualified to serve in Congress because their deployments prevent them from putting “sweat equity” into the districts they hope to serve in Congress.

Congressman Connolly is running against Colonel Chris Perkins, a retired officer who served most of his more than 24 years in uniform as an Army Green Beret deployed overseas.  Connolly has repeatedly suggested that Perkins’ lack of local involvement because of his military career makes him unqualified to hold federal office.

In an October 22nd Washington Post interview, Connolly “dismisses Perkins as unqualified” for Congress, despite Colonel Perkins’ many leadership assignments that included command of a Special Forces Battalion of over six-hundred men, and numerous combat deployments.

More @ LVTSG

The Chinese Professor

Via The Feral Irishman

New show at the Riviera

Via Knuckledraggin' My Life Away

My nephew and his son hiking in the snow of the Great Smoky Mountains

Via Sister Anne

My nephew Bill Overman and his son Will are featured.


Millions of people tour the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this time of year for a visual feast of fall colors.  Monday those visitors were captivated by the white frosting on top of the mountains.

"We were going to head out this morning but we saw it was going to snow in the higher elevations," said Jeff Ashley from western Tennessee. "We decided to stay another night and see if we could come up here and play in the snow. This just put the topping on the cake."

Ashley and hundreds of others enjoyed several inches of snow from Hurricane Sandy that piled up in the higher elevations of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Monday the distinct line of snow started at elevations greater than 3,000 feet.  At least four inches accumulated at Newfound Gap at the Tennessee and North Carolina state line where the elevation is more than 5,000 feet.

Newfound Gap Road eventually closed Monday afternoon with temperatures in the lower 20s and winds of more than 20 miles per hour.  The GSMNP frequently shuts down the road between Gatlinburg and Cherokee, NC, during winter because the Park does not use salt on roads for environmental reasons.

"We have sand and snow plows.  We keep the road open as long as it is safe.  Conditions can change at the top in a very short amount of time, so people should always check our website or twitter feed to make sure the road is open," said Dana Soehn, GSMNP spokesperson.

The park is keeping a close eye on road conditions and also on those who are traveling through the park on foot.  This is a popular time of year for long-distance backpackers to come through the park on the Appalachian Trail.

"I'm hiking the Appalachian Trail and it was 80 degrees two days ago.  We were sweating. Then this [snow] came down last night," said Will Overman of Virginia Beach, VA.

Overman was joined on this leg of his hike by his father, Bill.  Both men became aware of the possibility of severe weather through word of mouth.  Yet, sudden snow accumulations of up to eight inches from Hurricane Sandy managed to sneak up on the hikers.

"You hear it through the grapevine. We heard about the hurricane and heard about the cold front. But we didn't know it was going to do this," said Overman.  "It's about five days of hiking in the Smokies and you're about 5,000 to 6,000 feet the entire time.  There has been a lot of snow and wind."

Backcountry logbooks indicate more than 50 hikers are dredging through the snow and possible roadblocks.

"We're expecting it to be a heavy wet snow that is putting a lot of pressure on those trees," said Soehn.  "With the wind gusts it is anticipated we might have some trees coming down."

Fortunately, Overman said both he and his father came prepared enough to push on through whatever Mother Nature and Hurricane Sandy throw their way.

"We've got [snow] poles, boots, gaiters, down jackets, a good tent, and Gore-Tex," said Overman.  "You stay warm when you're moving."

Oppose CRPD in Social Media Today!


As we alerted you yesterday, we need to oppose the CRPD through social media today. Post messages on your senators’ Facebook fan pages, and post messages (“tweets”) on Twitter as well, using the #CRPD or #UNCRPD hashtags in your message. You can find a list of several senators' Twitter names here.

I know this is outside the “comfort zone” of a lot of us, but it is vital we get the message in front of the public and our policy makers today.

Please put messages in your own words, but here are a few you can quote or use as a springboard to get you started:

The #UNCRPD undermines #parentalrights for those with disabled children.

Children are better protected through #parentalrights than the “best interests” principle of the #CRPD.

#CRPD destroys parents’ rights and American sovereignty, does nothing for disabled Americans.

Parents with disabled kids need support, not new bosses. Reject the #CRPD.

US ratifying #CRPD will not force changes abroad or help disabled Americans. American law for Americans!

Reject #CRPD. Support #parentalrights for disabled parents and parents with disabled kids.

Support our vets: keep the American self-government they fought for. Reject the #CRPD.

Thank you for joining us in this important social media campaign!


Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research

Huntsville man upset after nursing home re-registers mother with dementia to vote; worries it's easy chance for voter fraud

Via Billy

Marilyn Wilson

While enjoying her birthday cake earlier this month, Marilyn Wilson paused to ask whose birthday she was celebrating.
Wilson, 84, can't remember her birthday, but she was still able to register to vote.
She wasn't joking.

But despite her inability to remember her date of birth, the 84-year-old with severe dementia was able to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election. She had help, of course, in this case from Magnolia Trace, the South Huntsville nursing home where she lives.

Because of her mental state, Mrs. Wilson's son, Jay Wilson, had his mother removed from voter rolls before the current election. So he was surprised when the Madison County Board of Registrars alerted him she had been re-added.

Wilson doesn't believe Magnolia Trace intended voter fraud or anything illegal when it re-registered his mother to vote, but he thinks it's improper to assist people in his mother's mental condition because it easily opens the chance for voter fraud in nursing homes.

More @ AL


Via dashing

Gingrich: ‘October Surprise’ May Drop on Obama the Next Few Days

“There is a rumor — I want to be clear, it’s a rumor — that at least two networks have emails from the National Security Adviser’s office telling a counterterrorism group to stand down,” Gingrich said. “But they were a group in real-time trying to mobilize marines and C-130s and the fighter aircraft, and they were told explicitly by the White House stand down and do nothing. This is not a terrorist action. If that is true, and I’ve been told this by a fairly reliable U.S. senator, if that is true and comes out, I think it raises enormous questions about the president’s role, and Tom Donilon, the National Security Adviser’s role, the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who has taken it on his own shoulders, that he said don’t go. And that is, I think, very dubious, given that the president said he had instructions they are supposed to do everything they could to secure American personnel.”

After noting that the rumor, if true, would have a substantial impact on the presidential election, Gingrich pointed to another possible “October surprise” in the coming days.

“The other big story, I think, that is going to break is on corruption and extraordinary waste in the solar power grants and direct involvement by the Obama White House, including the president, in the solar panel grants involving billions of dollars, and I suspect that’s going to break Wednesday and Thursday of this week,” Gingrich added.

Sean Hannity on Benghazi Audio Tapes: “I’ve Heard They Are Damning” (Video)

The heroes on the ground called for help – Obama did nothing.
It Was Dereliction of Duty

 Sean Hannity was debating liberal Juan Williams Tuesday on the Benghazi massacre. Hannity revealed this on the audio tapes of Tyrone Woods begging for air support on 9-11,
“My sources tell me they’re pretty damning, Juan. They’re begging for help.”

Tyrone Woods was screaming for air support and Barack Obama did nothing.

Then he lied about it.

Hannity later said there are three tapes the Obama administration is holding onto including audio of Tyrone Woods begging for air support.

Let’s hope the impeachment proceedings begin before Obama leaves office in January.

Testimony suggests administration knew for months Fast and Furious story wrong

Via hefferman1


Congressional investigators see pattern of 'slow walking the truth' with Libya embassy attack, ATF gun scandal 

The former head of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told congressional investigators he discovered the Obama administration's original account to Congress about the Fast and Furious gun scandal was inaccurate as early as March 2011 and urged the Justice Department to correct the record, an action that did not formally occur until eight months later.

The full testimony from retired Acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson has not yet been officially released by Congress. But excerpts were obtained by the Washington Guardian as House and Senate investigators this week issued their second report into the gun-running scandal that has become an embarrassment for the administration and prompted a court fight over executive privilege.

At issue is the Obama administration’s initial account when the Fast and Furious scandal broke in February 2011 that ATF agents never knowingly let semiautomatic weapons fall into the hands of smugglers for the Mexican drug cartels. Senior officials held that position in varying forms for months as the scandal grew, but then reversed course last December in the face of mounting evidence to the contrary.

Melson’s testimony – during a private deposition with congressional investigators – suggests the administration knew as early as March 2011 that its account was wrong and could have corrected it months earlier than it did.

“I drafted an e-mail to our people, and said, you know, you better back off, you better back off this statement,” Melson testified, recalling what he did in late March 2011 after reading files from the case that contradicted the administration’s official explanation. Melson alerted the U.S. attorney in Phoenix of his concerns, sent an email to his ATF subordinates entitled "Hold the presses" and another to the deputy attorney general's office after making the discovery, according to evidence separately gathered by the Justice Department's inspector general.

Pictured: Crew member who died alongside captain of HMS Bounty was descendant of Fletcher Christian, who led the infamous mutiny on the original Bounty in the 18th century

Tragedy: Claudene Christian died after the boat she was on - a replica of HMS Bounty - went down in Superstorm Sandy

15 of the 16 crew members have now been found

The coast guard said 42-year-old Claudene Christian was pulled from the water but later pronounced dead
Captain Robin Walbridge, 63, is still missing at sea

The Bounty starred in Hollywood blockbusters Mutiny on the Bounty, starring Marlon Brando, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

 The Canadian-made replica vessel got caught in storms near Hatteras, N.C

These pictures show the HMS Bounty moments before it sinks as rescue teams recover the body of one crew member from the sea while the ship's captain remains missing, presumed dead.

Claudene Christian, 42, was pulled from the sea last night but was unresponsive and later pronounced dead, the U.S. coastguard said.

It now means 15 of the 16 crew members of the iconic boat are accounted for - with 63-year-old captain Robin Walbridge yet to be found.

More @ Mail Online

Claudene Christian, 42, the mutineer's great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter, was found unresponsive by rescuers after being washed into the sea. Fourteen of the 16 people on board were successfully rescued by helicopter, but the captain of the ship, Robin Walbridge, 63, was missing.

More @ DNA

Obama Met With Panetta and Biden at WH As Benghazi Terror Attack Unfolded

President Barack Obama met with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House on Sept. 11, 2012 at 5:00 PM—just 55 minutes after the State Department notified the White House and the Pentagon that the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi was under attack.

The meeting between Obama, Panetta and Biden had been scheduled before the attack took place, and the Department of Defense is not commenting now on whether the three men were aware when they met that day of the ongoing attack or whether Obama used that meeting to discuss with his defense secretary what should be done to defend the U.S. personnel who at that very moment were fighting for their lives in Benghazi.

“Secretary Panetta met with President Obama, as the White House-provided scheduled indicates,” Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale, a Defense Department spokesman, told on Tuesday. “However, neither the content nor the subject of discussions between the President and his advisors are appropriate for disclosure.”

The fact that the president had been scheduled to meet with Vice President Biden and Defense Secretary Panetta at 5:00 p.m. on Sept. 11 had been publicized  in the Washington Daybook--a planning service to which news organizations subscribe--and included on the official White House schedule posted online by the White House itself.

The State Department email notifying the White House and Pentagon of the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack was obtained by CBS News and reported by Sharyl Attkisson on Oct. 23, almost six weeks after the attack.

The terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi began at about 9:40 p.m. Benghazi time—or about 3:40 p.m. Washington, D.C. time. “The attack began at approximately 9:40 p.m. local time,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Charlene Lamb told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in written testimony submitted Oct. 10.

More @ CNS

Typical government thinking

Via Cousin John

The people in need of the most help today after the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, are those living in a number of states along the East Coast that have lost power. And yet, at least according to Politico, while these people had the electricity necessary to get the information needed, neither the White House nor FEMA gave anyone instructions on where to turn for help or where to go for information in the event of a power outage:

When President Barack Obama urged Americans under siege from Hurricane Sandy to stay inside and keep watch on for the latest, he left out something pretty important — where to turn if the electricity goes out.

Despite the heightened expectation of widespread power and cable television failures, everyone from the president to local newscasters seem to expect the public to rely entirely on the Internet and their TVs for vital news and instructions.

Everyone with an IQ above room temperature knew that one of the most crippling effects of Sandy would most certainly be widespread power and cable television outages -- and yet, no one in charge at the White House even considered offering up information that included emergency telephone numbers or radio stations:

None of the major cable or local news channels put emergency phone numbers or key radio station frequencies on their screens. The only phone-related instructions on the homepage of is how to get monthly disaster-prep text messages. The Federal Emergency Management Agency told the public via Twitter to use texts and social media outlets to stay informed.

More @ Breitbart


Via Pitsnipes Gripes

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How to get out of jury duty

Via hefferman1


Just go in to court with a shirt that says "Kill them all, Let God sort them out", and mumbling to yourself. 

They let my friend go the very first day, and he has never been called back.

by L.A.Sherman  
From the WPA Files of the Library of Congress

"I was eating an an eatin' house in Quincy, Ill., when I had stuffed my fill and light my pipe, I found out that one of the men eatin' there was Jesse James. Was I scared? I wouldn't of eatin' a bite had I known Jesse was there. He carried two big revolvers on his hips. His brother Frank was there too. They often came to Quincy. They always came with horses. They were good judges. The horses weighed about 1100 lbs. They were built for racing. They had the prettiest saddles. Silver all over. Both of the men had whiskers. Jesse had a full beard. Frank had a mustache. They were well dressed. Had big cowboy hats on. I seen them lots of times. The Ford boys were there too. They were just as bad as the James boys. This was in the 60's after the Civil War, and in the 70's.
 They were all good sized. Strong. Frank had black hair. Black beard, that is a goatee. Jesse had full beard, five inches long. They all had big guns. They wouldn't hurt anybody. They'd ask, "How is it." And if you tell them you had tough sailing, they would reach in their pockets and give $40 or $50. 
All these buys were a gang. By God, these times were hard. When these guys wanted money, they went in broad daylight to get their money. No one would dare shoot when they robbed a bank. Quincy was a great town for them to hang out. The James boys nearly always done the bold robbing. The Ford boys done the protecting. 
The James boys were liked by the poor and God knows there was plenty of us and the law made no serious effort to get them. 
Ford was bribed and given a big chunk of money to get Jesse. He shot him the back while he was shaving thru the door."

A bummer

I took Dixie to her Cosmetology class, then parked in front of the library and was greeted with this repulsive sign.

Cop Tazes 10-Year-Old Boy For Refusing To Clean Patrol Car

Via Resistor in the Rockies

A state police officer in New Mexico is being sued after he allegedly tasered a child in a school playground for no reason other than he refused to clean the cop’s patrol car.

The boy’s legal guardian, Rachel Higgins, claims that Officer Chris Webb shot the boy, referred to as “R.D.”, with a 50,000 volt stun gun while visiting on a “career day” at Tularosa New Mexico Intermediate School on May 4.

The complaint notes that the officer approached a group of boys and asked which of them wanted to clean his car. When R.D. said he had no desire to clean the patrol vehicle, Officer Webb is claimed to have stated “‘Let me show you what happens to people who do not listen to the police.’”

He then pointed his taser at the boy, according to the report, and fired two barbs directly into the 10-year old’s chest, electrifying him and causing him to blackout.

Webb then extracted the barbs from the child’s chest, leaving scarring ” that look like cigarette burns”.

“Instead of calling emergency medical personnel, Officer Webb pulled out the barbs and took the boy to the school principal’s office,” the complaint states.

More @ Infowars

Jesse James

On 30 October Jesse James & his fellows robbed a bank in Lexington, Missouri of $2,000. Not generally know is WHY the James boys went into bank robbing professionally. They had been Confederate guerillas during the War, and after the war they were not allowed surrender & parole. Rather than making peace with them, the US government made them permanent outlaws. I reckon since they were outlaws anyway, they figured they might as well make the most of their status. You have to admire ambition, even in an outlaw.

Something Positive Comes to Jersey From Sandy

Via The Feral Irishman



Facebook Censors Navy SEALS to Protect Obama on Benghazi-Gate

Via Don

Over the weekend, Facebook took down a message by the Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS) which highlighted the fact that Obama denied backup to the forces being overrun in Benghazi.

The message was contained in a meme which demonstrated how Obama had relied on the SEALS when he was ready to let them get Osama bin Laden, and how he had turned around and denied them when they called for backup on Sept 11.

I spoke with Larry Ward, president of Political Media, Inc -- the media company that handles SOS postings and media production. Ward was the one who personally put the Navy SEAL meme up, and the one who received the warning from Facebook and an eventual 24 hour suspension from Facebook  because Ward put the meme back up after Facebook told him to take it down.

Here's what Ward told me:

    We created and posted this meme on Saturday after news broke that Obama had known and denied SEALS the backup they requested.

    Once the meme was up it garnered 30,000 shares, approx. 24,000 likes, and was read by hundreds of thousands of people -- all within 24 hrs. On Sunday, I went into the SOS Facebook page to post something else and found a warning from Facebook that we had violated Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities with our meme. So I copied the warning, put it on the meme as as caption, and re-posted the meme to the Facebook page.

Along with the re-posted meme, Ward put a link to the Facebook "feedback comment" inbox so visitors to the SOS page could send a message to Facebook if they were as outraged over the meme being jerked down as he was.

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Oregon Poll Shows Obama Campaign Falling Apart

Via Hype And Fail 


 Earlier today, my colleague, Tony Lee, reported on a new poll from Oregon showing Obama up just six points over Mitt Romney. Surprisingly, Obama's support was only 47%, well below the 50% threshold deemed safe for incumbents. To say that Oregon wasn't expected to be competitive is a massive understatement. Obama won the state by 17 points in 2008. While he is certainly favored to win the state this year, his apparent struggles there are a sign of a campaign falling apart in the home stretch.

With one week to go, presidential campaigns usually narrow down to a small handful of states. Candidates focus their time and resources on fewer battlegrounds to gain a decisive edge. This year, however, the battlefield seems to be expanding. Moreover, it's expanding in a way that isn't favorable to Obama.

I've often noted that whichever states become competitive at the end of a campaign are a good indication on the overall trends of the election. Four years ago, traditionally Republican states were competitive, signaling that Obama had strong momentum. This year, however, it's traditionally Democrat states that are now competitive. Obama has been forced to make significant ad buys in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. Just a month ago, all three were considered "safe" Obama states.

But, Obama's already been running ads in Oregon for weeks. This mostly had to do with potential complications from the Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson, and a ballot initiative legalizing marijuana. Romney hasn't run any ads. Yet, Obama is still only at 47%, even though he's had the airwaves to himself.

Back during the Vice-Presidential debate I sent the following tweet:

In Vietnam, US relies on pirate site to network

In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, contestants, wearing T-shirts with a slogan "Listen responsibly" for a campaign against online piracy, stand on stage at a "Vietnam Idol 2012" in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The campaign is aimed at and other copyright violated websites., one of globe's top 550 most visited websites, is a wildly popular website laden with unlicensed songs and Hollywood movies, a prime exhibit of the digital piracy that is strangling the music industry in Asia and eroding legitimate online sales around the world. (AP Photo/Na Son Nguyen) 

It's a wildly popular website laden with unlicensed songs and Hollywood movies, a prime exhibit of the digital piracy that is strangling the music industry in Asia and eroding legitimate online sales around the world.

The free-to-download bonanza has pushed Vietnam's into the ranks of the globe's top 550 websites. But a few clicks inside the site reveal a surprising presence: the U.S. government, which maintains a bustling social media account there.

Washington is a vocal proponent of intellectual property rights in Vietnam as it is around the world, and a site like Zing would be shut down in the United States. But with space for public diplomacy limited in Communist Vietnam, the American embassy uses its "Zingme" account to reach out to young people in Vietnam as it seeks to build closer ties with its former enemy.

The embassy's presence shows just how mainstream pirate sites have become in Vietnam, where the government does nothing to stop them operating. But it also raises questions whether Washington is legitimizing a renowned pirate site that record labels, singers and industry groups say ignores requests that it take down infringing material.

Coca-Cola and Samsung pulled their advertising from the site earlier this month because of piracy concerns following questions by The Associated Press. The move challenged Zing's business model and was praised by recording industry groups. Samsung said last week it was also closing its Zingme account for the same reason.

The embassy said it recognizes the concerns for U.S. copyright interests posed by Zing but that it believes that contact with the website's users could reduce traffic or infringing activity on it. The mission sometimes uses its Zingme page to post about copyright infringement.

Its statement noted that the site had removed, at its request, the link to infringing material that appears on other Zingme pages as a matter of course. It also noted to its lack of options in a country where the Communist government controls the media, saying "there were few spaces for public discourse and intermittent access to Facebook", referring to a block the government sometimes puts on the American social networking site.

But not everyone thinks engaging with Zing is the right thing to do.

"Here we are as an American company trying to set things right with one of the biggest pirates in Vietnam but the U.S. embassy is essentially showing its support by being on its site," said Mimi Nguyen, an American who has been trying fruitlessly to get Zing to take down some 10,000 songs owned by her family's business for a year.

"It is really sad to find out the embassy is using their platform."

More @ Yahoo

Q-Line SafeGuard Shelving System

Via szhaman

Possibly the coolest hideaway safe ever designed. This shelving unit contains ample storage for documents, valuables, and firearms. Because it is custom made, it is available in your choice of wood or custom colors. Dimensions can be altered to suit your needs. Shelving or compartments are customizable for your specific application.

Patent Pending

Russian Vepr 12 Gauge Shotgun - Molot - Now Taking Orders

The Vepr 12 gauge shotgun is known around the world as one of the finest IPSC and 3 Gun shotguns made. Everything about the Vepr is heavy duty. Starting at: $999.00

LIZZY LITTLE's National Debt

The Great Pretender

Issa’s committee investigates Chicago USAO

Via Whistleblower



Ernie Souchak, Editor-in -Chief, Illinois PayToPlay

A confidential source, familiar with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), has informed that Issa's committee is conducting a preliminary investigation into the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois (USAO) pertaining to USAO leaks to the media that may represent an obstruction of justice.

The source further informs IP2P that the inquiry is focused on claims made within a recently-released book written by two Chicago Tribune reporters. The book states that the authors were given exclusive access to transcripts and tapes of government wiretaps in the case against Rod Blagojevich; and, that sensitive information had been previously leaked from the USAO to the Trib.

According to the book, one of the authors, John Chase, was chosen by his editors to notify Blagojevich that his phone calls were being monitored by federal agents. Chase completed that assignment the night before a scheduled meeting between Blagojevich and someone attempting to purchase a U.S. Senate seat for Cong. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Four days later, FBI agents arrested the then sitting Governor of Illinois at his home.

“Forget that you voted Democratic since you were knee-high to a grasshopper.”

Via Hype And Fail 

Bryna Franklin of Jerusalem is a lifelong Democrat and former chair of Democrats Abroad Israel. She voted for a Republican for President for the first time in her 80 years when she voted this year for Mitt Romney.

Bryna, a delegate to the 1992 Democratic National Convention and who served for years as vice chair of the Franklin County Democratic Central Committee in Missouri, explained her decision as stemming from a deep disappointment in President Obama on a range of issues.

Bryna has been an active and committed Democrat her whole life. But this year, like many other Jewish Democrats, she is calling on her fellow Jews across America to support Mitt Romney.

Separatist movements in Europe

Via Ryan

Scotland, Catalonia, Northern Italy, Flanders and Venice


Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved

Via Cousin Pippen

Gate City Projects-Birmingham trailer

Via Billy


Romney Bumper Sticker

Via The Arctic Patriot

Did Obama Withhold Cross-Border Authority?



From Matt Bracken:

Please help me.

I am trying as hard as I can to get out the word about cross-border authority (CBA).

I just can’t believe reporters don’t know enough to ask the right questions! It’s infuriating.

Libya, as far as standing down the rescue, is 100% Obama’s show, and nobody else’s. Only he can grant CBA, not Biden, not Panetta, not Dempsey, not Hillary, and certainly not Ham in Germany.

The entire episode is explained perfectly inside the context of not granting CBA. The CIA QRF in Tripoli? No problem, send them on the local Tripoli station chief’s say-so. He merely informs up COC that he has done so. CCs them so to speak. “This is what I am doing.” Ditto if Predators were in country, no problem using them.

But the big rescue air armada streaming toward Libya right away after the alarm got to Stuttgart and Africom? That has to stop. I believe at the 5pm meeting with Panetta and Biden in the Oval Office, he said, “No outside military intervention,” on the basis that the last report was the “lull” from the consulate, at about 1030 p.m. in Benghazi, when the attack appeared to be over and the situation stabilizing.

(As a soft exception, Obama may have authorized sending an unarmed Predator from outside of Libya, but I am thinking the two Predators were already in-country, and hence available to use within “no CBA granted” rules.)

“No outside military intervention” equals “no cross-border authority” and that constitutes “standing orders” until POTUS changes them. Nobody else can “un-decide” the POTUS decree. The rescue air-armada of C-17s, C-130s and SOF helos like MH-47 Chinooks and Pavehawks cannot proceed directly to Libya without CBA being granted, so instead they are all staged at Sigonella, Sicily.

USN ships are in position to “lilypad” helos for long over-water flights. Airborne tankers are coming into position. SOF forces in Sigonella are going over their gear for different contingencies. Fuming all night as officers keep checking in with operational commanders. “Hold in place, no rescue yet. We can’t find the President, it sounds like,” say the colonels to the majors and captains. 100s of military must know about this. I keep waiting for the conclusive whistle-blowers to come forward BEFORE the election. After won’t matter, it will be for the historians.

Panetta is falling on his sword for Obama with his absurd-on-its-face, “The military doesn’t do risky things” defense of no rescue. Panetta is destroying his future reputation entirely, to save Obama. The question is why? Loyalty?

Petreaus was probably “used” in some way early, about the supposed CIA intel link to the Mohammed video, and now he feels burned. So he conclusively said via his PAO, “The stand-down order did not come from CIA.”

Well, what is higher than CIA? Only White House. Obama, nobody else. Petreaus is naming Obama without naming him.

Now, as far as Obama / Huma Abedin / Valerie Jarrett etc actually wanting Ambassador Stevens dead, to terminate the end of the very dirty Libyan arms to Syrian AQ programs, I can’t speculate. Obama is not competent enough, I’m thinking.

But for sure, the ambassador going to unsecure Benghazi on 9-11 of all days stinks to me of a setup. You can bet Stevens would have told the Turks, “No, 9-11 is not a good day for us,” and stayed in Tripoli behind many high and thick walls. For him to go to dangerous Benghazi on 9-11 means the Turks totally insisted, but why would they care about the meeting date, unless they were in on a “hit” as the Judas goat?

Alternatively, ordering Stevens to meet the Turks in Benghazi on 9-11 may have come from down OUR chain of command. Stevens seems to have been wearing two hats as ambassador and CIA arms shipper. Moving between more-secure Tripoli, the Benghazi “consulate,” and the CIA “annex.” So orders to him might come down the State or the CIA commo channels, or both. I am unclear on his job title and true position, but either the CIA or State sends him final instructions. How this works with “dual-hatted” ambassadors, I haven’t a clue.

But Stevens meeting the Turks at the unsecure Benghazi “consulate” on 9-11 stinks to me of a deliberate setup. The Turks left the meeting and probably flashed their headlights to the attack team commanders lurking in shadows. A coded text, a word on a phone, meaning, “The ambassador is there, with minimal security: proceed with the attack plan.”

That is all pure speculation. What I know FOR SURE is that the big “stand down order” issue revolves around granting or withholding cross-border authority.

Every SOF officer and ops officer all the way up has this drummed into his head. We can make Obama respond to this question, even if reporters must shout it at him while he’s doing storm cleanup photo ops. If the reporters KNOW enough to ask the quesion.

That’s why I am shouting all over the internet about CBA.

I can’t believe cross-border authority permission is not one of the top discussion points about Benghazi.

That, and who “set him up” by sending him to Beghazi to meet the Turks on 9-11, with them leaving after dark.

And of course, down the road, was the military rescue-in-progress turned back because Obama actually wanted to make sure the consulate was wiped out? Is that why the spooks at the annex were refused permission to travel the under one mile to intervene? That would connect it all together, but for now, the best focus is on Obama either granting or withholding cross-border authority for the rescue.

Feel free to repost these musings of a long-ago SOF officer anywhere you please.

Obama Is the Go-To President We Need in an Emergency

Via Daily Timewaster

 Says it all.



Sunday, during the Fox New Sunday panel discussion, Obama broke in for a live nationwide emergency-awareness announcement about Hurricane Sandy. We’ve been hearing about the storm nonstop for days on every single TV and radio station, but our president wants to reassure the nation that he and emergency responders are prepared. Follow evacuation orders, he urges in his best comforting baritone. Get ready! The government is standing by to help. What a true leader. He’s the go-to president we need in a national emergency.

If you need a reminder to buy bottled water and tape the widows before a hurricane, Obama is your man. If you’re running a machine gun, soon to be covered in your own blood, on the roof of a building under fire in Libya at 3 a.m., if you’ve called three times over a period of almost seven hours for air cover that is within a couple of hours away (or, as we might learn, in the armed drone directly above) — well, you’re on your own. The president will get back to you.

Amtrak: Hamburgers go for $9.75, but cost tax payers $16

Most Americans know that the budget deficit stems from reckless spending, but they remain unaware of the wasteful nature of the so called “investments.” For instance, the feds spent $85 million last year and—and $834 million over 10 years—just to subsidize snacks on the government rail system, Amtrak.

More @ Townhall

Monday, October 29, 2012

Some goodies from the Daily Timewaster

Must have seen Romney hiding in a dark corner.

Probably was held back in third grade 

Halloween scare

Chicago breaks record

Via Knuckeldraggin' My Life Away


Livorno Italy WWII


New Report: Holder Planned to Attend Fast and Furious Press Conference Prior to Border Agent Murder


House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Charles Grassley have just released another report, in a series of three, about Operation Fast and Furious. The latest report details failures by and knowledge of Department of Justice officials involved in the fatal scandal. The first report was released in July and a third report is expected in the next few weeks.

The most recent report contains damning information and documentation showing Attorney General Eric Holder's Deputy Chief of Staff Monty Wilkinson and DOJ Official Patrick Cunningham discussing plans for Holder to participate a press conference announcing the "take-down" or the end of Operation Fast and Furious before Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed on December 15, 2010. Guns from the Fast and Furious program were left at Terry's murder scene. Holder claims he didn't know about Operation Fast and Furious until May of 2011. The email below was sent on December 14, 2010 at 12:28 pm, just 12 hours before Terry's murder.
In questioning by Congressional investigators, an attorney for former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke (who resigned in August 2011 in light of the scandal) admitted Burke was in contact with Wilkinson about Holder's participation in the Fast and Furious press conference and suggested it was Holder's office that requested coming out for the press conference in the first place. From the report:
Q. Okay. So this email is specifically in regard to the Attorney General coming out to join you for the take-down of Fast and Furious?
A. Correct.
As soon as the news showing the connection between Terry's murder and Operation Fast and Furious made its way back to Washington, Holder's participation in the press conference was cancelled.

More @  Townhall

NamSouth & Ol' Remus


Sir John Dahlbert, also known as Lord Acton, whose most famous quote is, "Absolute power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely" wrote Lee after the northern victory. Dahlberg was one of, if not the most erudite political philosophers of his time. In his letter asking for Lee's opinion of the result of the war he wrote:

".....The institutions of your Republic have not exercised on the old world the salutary and liberating influence which ought to have belonged to them, by reason of those defects and abuses of principle which the Confederate Constitution was expressly and wisely calculated to remedy. I believed that the example of that great Reform would have blessed all the races of mankind by establishing true freedom purged of the native dangers and disorders of Republics. Therefore I deemed that you were fighting the battles of our liberty, our progress, and our civilization; and I mourn for the stake which was lost at Richmond more deeply than I rejoice over that which was saved at Waterloo."

Lee replied:

"I am conscious of the compliment conveyed in your request for my opinion as to the light in which American politics should be viewed, and had I the ability, I have not the time to enter upon a discussion, which was commenced by the founders of the constitution and has been continued to the present day. I can only say that while I have considered the preservation of the constitutional party of the General Government to be the foundation of our peace and safety at home and abroad, I yet believe that the maintenance of the rights and authority reserved to the states and to the people, not only essential to the adjustment and balance of the general system, but the safeguard to the continuance of a free government. I consider it a chief source of stability to our political system, whereas the consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it.......The South has contended only for the supremacy of the Constitution, and the just administration of the laws made in pursuance to it."


 art-link-symbol-small-rev01.jpg 35 terabyte tape cassettes - The cassette tape is about to make a comeback, in a big way. The need for something to store huge tranches of data is greater than ever, and while hard drives have traditionally been the workhorse of large storage operations, a new wave of ultra-dense tape drives that pack in information at much higher densities, while using less energy, is set to replace them, says Paul Marks in this article at New Scientist.

Any gold anywhere in the world, that is not in one's physical possession , and has been handed over to an insolvent bank (virtually all of them) for "safekeeping", is currently being sold, lent out, rehypothecated and otherwise traded with, in a way that any demand for full delivery will generally be met with silence, blank stares and phone calls going straight to voicemail.
Tyler Durden at

That's what happened under communism — and increasingly, it's happening in America. As Joseph Sobran put it: "'Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own. 'Compassion' is when a politician arranges the transfer.'"
John Stossel at 

Ending affirmative action - The underlying principle is the recognition that if you hire people because they can't do a job, they won't.
Fred Reed at

The press and the debates - When conservatives spend their time complaining about media bias, we're losing. When liberals spend their time complaining about media bias, they're collapsing.
Ace at

Chicago will borrow the $78.4 million needed to compensate nearly 6,000 African-American would-be firefighters bypassed by the city's discriminatory handling of a 1995 entrance exam, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday, compounding the cost of a settlement that's already twice as high as anticipated. ["Discriminatory" means the Fire Department discriminated between those who passed the exam and those that didn't]
Fran Spielman at

For passengers, late trains mean time lost. For train crews, they mean overtime gained. Bottom line: Amtrak is a jobs program on wheels. [37% persons of color art-link-symbol-tiny-grey-arrow-only-rev01.gif]
Clark Whelton at
Drug and alcohol use by Amtrak operating employees in safety-sensitive positions far exceeds the national average for the railroad industry, Amtrak's inspector general said in a report warning of serious safety risks.
Josh Lederman at

Vote PAUL NEWBY for NC Supreme Court: Race will be crucial to gun rights


Gun voters often don’t realize the importance of the North Carolina Supreme Court. The court, however, considers not only cases directly related to gun rights, but will also soon deal with legal challenges to political districts recently drawn by the new Republican majority in the General Assembly. To preserve the present 4-3 conservative majority, it is essential to re-elect Justice PAUL NEWBY to the NC Supreme Court.

Important note: Casting a straight party vote does NOT cast a vote for judicial or presidential candidates. Those votes must be cast separately.

Many of you have asked why GRNC didn’t include judicial races in its “Remember in November” voter guides. The answer is that having judges complete candidate surveys can be problematic in that having their views on specific issues expressed in writing could force them to recuse themselves from crucial gun cases.

In conversations with GRNC, Justice Newby agreed to give the following statement describing his position on the Second Amendment:
Included in our explicit God-given inalienable rights, protected by both our federal and State Constitutions, is "the right to keep and bear arms." US Const. 2nd Amendment, NC Constitution, Art. I, Sec. 30. As a gun-owner, I cherish that right. For the last eight years as a Justice on the NC Supreme Court, I have a record of protecting our Constitutional rights, including gun ownership. I frequently speak to school and civic groups about the need to protect and exercise our fundamental rights. I appreciate the efforts of your group to educate our citizens about the importance of protecting our gun ownership rights. What you do helps fulfill our State Constitutional reminder, "A frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is absolutely necessary to preserve the blessings of liberty." NC Constitution Art. I, Sec. 35.

 Justice Paul Newby


Bear in mind too that the left has targeted Newby for defeat, describing him just today as “another Tea Party politician masquerading under a black robe.”

The GRNC Political Victory Fund
strongly recommends you vote
Paul Newby for NC Supreme Court.