Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A permit to visit where the Gallant Pelham fell? What next, Virginia?


The monument marking the site of Maj. John Pelham's mortal wounding at Kelly's Ford, Virginia
The monument marking the site of Maj. John Pelham's mortal wounding at Kelly's Ford, Virginia

OK. You know you need a fishing permit if you want to go after channel catfish in the Rappahannock. Sue Stanley surely had one on 2 October 1992, when she reeled in the largest channel catfish (31 lbs. 6 oz.) ever caught in the Old Dominion. And everybody recognizes that a hunting license is the law if you want to nail a Boone and Crockett trophy deer as my good friend Eddy Webb did out in the Alleghany Mountains many years ago.

But what the heck is a Facility Access Permit? And to a civil war site? Let's quote the latest mandate from Virginia's Department of Game and Inland Fisheries:

Effective January 1, 2012, a Facility Access Permit will be required when using any Department-owned Wildlife Management Area or Fishing Lake. Such permit shall not be required for any person holding a valid hunting, fishing or trapping license or a current certificate of boat registration issued by the Department or persons 16 years of age or younger. The Facility Access Permit requirement does not apply to Department owned boat ramps or segments of the Appalachian Trail on Department-owned land. The permit fee is $4 for a daily permit or $23 for an annual permit and may be purchased online or at any license agent.

Forget guns, bows, or fishing rods. Now, you’re going to have to pay just to hike anything the WMA controls. Even if you just want to shoot pictures of pretty flowers. Or visit the solitary monument marking the spot where Major John Pelham was mortally wounded in the Battle of Kelly’s Ford on 17 March 1863.




The unemployment rate during the Great Depression reached 25%. Without the BLS “adjustments” the real unemployment rate in this country is 23%. Cheerleading and packaging the data in a way to mislead the public does not change the facts:

  • There are 242 million working age Americans. Only 142 million Americans are working. For the math challenged, such as CNBC analysts, that means 100 million working age Americans (41.5%) are not working. But don’t worry, the BLS says the unemployment rate is only 8.3%. Things are going so swimmingly well in this country the other 33.2% are kicking back enjoying the good life.

  • The labor force participation rate and employment to population ratio are at 30 year lows. The number of Americans supposedly not in the labor force is at an all-time record of 87.9 million. A corporate MSM pundit like Steve Liesman would explain this away as the Baby Boomers beginning to retire. Great storyline, but the facts prove that old timers are so desperate for cash they have dramatically increased their participation in the labor market.
  • The data being dished out by the government on a daily basis does not pass the smell test. The working age population since 2000 has grown by 30 million people. The number of people working has grown by only 4.7 million. A critical thinker would conclude the unemployment rate should be dramatically higher than the reported 8.3%.

  • But the government falsely reports the labor force has only increased by 11.8 million in the last eleven years. They have the gall to report that 17.9 million Americans just decided to leave the workforce. The economy was booming in 2000. It sucks today. Don’t more people need jobs when times are tougher? The Boomers retiring storyline has already proven to be false. The fact that 46 million (15% of total population) people are on food stamps is a testament to the BLS lie. A look at history proves how badly the current figures reek to high heaven:

    • 2000 to 2011 - Not in Labor Force increased by 17.9 million.
    • 1990′s – Not in Labor Force increased by 5 million.
    • 1980′s – Not in Labor Force increased by 1.7 million.

  • The Not in the Labor Force category is utilized to hide how bad the employment situation in this country really is. They conclude that 17 million out of 38 million Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 are not in the labor force. That is complete bullshit. From the time I turned 16, I worked. Everyone I knew worked. I worked through high school and college. It is a lie that 45% of these people don’t want a job. If you dig into their data, you realize the horrific state of employment in this country:

    • 74% of 16 to 19 year olds are not employed
    • 85% of black 16 to 19 year olds are not employed
    • 31% of black 25 to 54 year old men are not employed
    • 40% of 20 to 24 year olds are not employed
    • 22% of 25 to 29 year old males are not employed
    • 22% of 50 to 54 year old males are not employed
    • According to the BLS, 11% of men between 25 and 54 are not in the labor force

Henry Kissinger: "If You Can't Hear the Drums of War You Must Be Deaf"

The Daily Squib
Verbatim Post

Don't miss one word of this.

In a remarkable admission by former Nixon era Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, reveals what is happening at the moment in the world and particularly the Middle East.

Speaking from his luxurious Manhattan apartment, the elder statesman, who will be 89 in May, is all too forward with his analysis of the current situation in the world forum of Geo-politics and economics.

"The United States is baiting China and Russia, and the final nail in the coffin will be Iran, which is, of course, the main target of Israel. We have allowed China to increase their military strength and Russia to recover from Sovietization, to give them a false sense of bravado, this will create an all together faster demise for them. We're like the sharp shooter daring the noob to pick up the gun, and when they try, it's bang bang.

The coming war will will be so severe that only one superpower can win, and that's us folks. This is why the EU is in such a hurry to form a complete superstate because they know what is coming, and to survive, Europe will have to be one whole cohesive state. Their urgency tells me that they know full well that the big showdown is upon us. O how I have dreamed of this delightful moment."

"Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people."

Mr Kissinger then added: "If you are an ordinary person, then you can prepare yourself for war by moving to the countryside and building a farm, but you must take guns with you, as the hordes of starving will be roaming. Also, even though the elite will have their safe havens and specialist shelters, they must be just as careful during the war as the ordinary civilians, because their shelters can still be compromised."

After pausing for a few minutes to collect his thoughts, Mr Kissinger, carried on: "We told the military that we would have to take over seven Middle Eastern countries for their resources and they have nearly completed their job. We all know what I think of the military, but I have to say they have obeyed orders superfluously this time. It is just that last stepping stone, i.e. Iran which will really tip the balance. How long can China and Russia stand by and watch America clean up? The great Russian bear and Chinese sickle will be roused from their slumber and this is when Israel will have to fight with all its might and weapons to kill as many Arabs as it can. Hopefully if all goes well, half the Middle East will be Israeli.

Our young have been trained well for the last decade or so on combat console games, it was interesting to see the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 game, which mirrors exactly what is to come in the near future with its predictive programming. Our young, in the US and West, are prepared because they have been programmed to be good soldiers, cannon fodder, and when they will be ordered to go out into the streets and fight those crazy Chins and Russkies, they will obey their orders. Out of the ashes we shall build a new society, there will only be one superpower left, and that one will be the global government that wins. Don't forget, the United States, has the best weapons, we have stuff that no other nation has, and we will introduce those weapons to the world when the time is right."

End of interview. Our reporter is ushered out of the room by Kissinger's minder.

The Economist’s Confused Garble About Taxing the Rich

In an editorial of two weeks ago, “The Politics of Plutocracy,” the British prestigious publication The Economist tried desperately to defend socialism and common sense at the same time, and even make a coherent mix of the two. In fact, the readers didn’t have to read farther than the subtitle to know that whoever wrote that article was, ahem, not exactly in their right mind. The subtitle said, “America’s rich should pay more, but there is no need to raise their income-tax rates.”

The mix didn’t work. The article was a superb exercise in utter confusion.

The rich should pay more, was the main premise of the article. Why? Well, because they should pay more. No specific reason is offered, just that they should pay more. It’s obvious, isn’t it.

"America Has Got to Go!"

Dateline Portland, Oregon - February 7, 2012:

Violence/Language warning. Viewer Discretion Is Advised.

What was supposed to be another "Peaceful Protest" by Occupy Portland ran hopelessly awry and out of control this evening. The self described mob shouted profanity, broke windows, and sought to intimidate police and citizen journalists who would try and film it. Some occupiers overturned trash cans while others seemingly not in agreement with the vandals, uprighted the cans and tried to clean up the mess.

Portland Police responded with the riot squad. A total of ten arrests were made, three caught on film, with two of the perps identifying themselves and claiming that they were just walking down the sidewalk and were pushed into the street. One claims the cops attacked him with a bottle.

One of those arrested identifies herself as a "Emmalyn Garrett." The other identifies himself as "Effy Artinez" (SP?). Chants made by the Occu-Mob included "Fu*k the Police!," "All Cops Are Bastards," and "America Has Got to Go!" Again, viewer discretion is advised.

Boehner: Congress to overturn birth control policy

House Speaker John Boehner says if President Barack Obama doesn't reverse a new policy requiring religious schools and hospitals to provide employees with access to free birth control, the Congress will.

Boehner, a Catholic, said Wednesday that the rule is an attack on religious freedom in the country. The Ohio Republican, speaking on the floor, said the rule "cannot stand, and will not stand."

Dependency Index Surges 23% Under President Obama

The American public's dependence on the federal government shot up 23% in just two years under President Obama, with 67 million now relying on some federal program, according to a newly released study by the Heritage Foundation.

The conservative think tank's annual Index of Dependence on Government tracks money spent on housing, health, welfare, education subsidies and other federal programs that were "traditionally provided to needy people by local organizations and families."

The two-year increase under Obama is the biggest two-year jump since Jimmy Carter was president, the data show.


30,000 predator drones over u.s. airspace? ... boast, bombast or ........

........pure unadulterated bullshit?

Excellent analysis.

well, it sounds ominous indeed, does it not?

the prospect of 30,000 drones flying over and through the skies of the united states, keeping track of all of us and what we do. and, perhaps some if not all of them very similar to the predator drones that fly in afghanistan and elsewhere, the kind capable of putting a hellfire missile up your exhaust pipe, when you'd least expect it. from the "drudge report," . and, this report from the washington times by shaun waterman, (from which the drudge report is drawn, quoting the opening lines from the times) "drones over u.s. get o.k. get o.k. by congress" which article uses the figure of 30,000 drones in u.s. skies by the year 2020, .

well, just how does this all work out? does it work out at all?

or, is this headline simply amount to boast, bombast, and in the final analysis pure unadulterated bullshit?

well, the facts, just the facts suggest that this simply isn't going to happen on the scale suggested or worried about by matt drudge and the washington times.

while i for one don't relish the prospect of dueling with a predator drone, armed or unarmed, i don't think that it is quite the time to get all our collective shorts in a knot over the prospect of this occurring. why do i say this? well, the facts, just the facts suggest that this simply isn't going to happen on the scale suggested or worried about by matt drudge and the washington times.

for one,

Gingrich Praises Chrysler Eastwood Ad

Tells it all if you had any inkling of voting for him.

"Why Clint Eastwood would do a commercial on behalf of Obama and a car company he seized control of before turning it over to Big Union and foreigners has yet to be explained. Maybe the government will start financing his movies with what’s left of our money."

Karl Rove said he was offended by Chrysler’s Clint Eastwood halftime Super Bowl ad and other Republicans grumbled that the ad subtly promoted the interests of President Obama, who has made the bailout and resurgence of the U.S. car industry a major economic sales pitch for his re-election.

But Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker from Georgia who is running for president as a Republican, said today he liked the ad.


Racism on trial in North Carolina

Verbatim Post

Don't you just love those lurid headlines?

All news organizations do, even the once-stately BBC. Here's the BBC's take on North Carolina's effort to achieve equality of outcomes between the races in criminal sentencing:

In 1991, 18-year-old Marcus Reymond Robinson and a friend convinced Erik Tornblom, 17, to give them a ride home from a gas station.

Robinson and his friend then pulled a gun on Tornblom, forced him to drive to a field, took his car and his money and shot him in the head.

A jury later convicted Robinson, who is black, of pulling the trigger on Tornblom, who was white. The prosecution presented evidence that Robinson said he wanted to kill a "whitey".

He was sentenced to death and scheduled to be executed in 2007. But like many death row convicts, he has survived past that date, and continues to appeal his sentence.

Last week, he appeared in a North Carolina courtroom as the first death row inmate to present evidence under North Carolina's Racial Justice Act (RJA), a controversial law designed to compensate for bias in the judicial system.

This raises a lot of questions. For starters, if this insidious thing called "racism" managed to infect the jury that sentenced Mr. Robinson, why isn't the entire judicial procedure likewise invalid? Why can't he simply walk?

And I wonder - if the races had been reversed, and the killer had vowed to kill a black, would there be ANY discussion about reversing a death penalty?

The Iranian Threat

Via Patriot's Lament

Clint Eastwood's Chrysler Super Bowl Ad: The Untold Obama Connection

Two members of the creative team that produced the two-minute minute spot for ad agency Wieden+Kennedy donated their personal time in 2008 to make pro-Obama art.

This year’s most discussed Super Bowl ad—a two-minute spot for Chrysler narrated by Clint Eastwood—continues to generate controversy in conservative political circles, where a host of questions have been raised about the automaker’s alleged motives for commissioning the advertisement.

In the days ahead, similar politically charged queries also are likely to be raised about the highly regarded Portland Oregon-based ad agency that produced the spot—Wieden+Kennedy, some of whose key creative professionals privately supported Barack Obama in the 2008 election.

Eastwood was the surprise narrator of the spot that aired during Sunday’s NFL title game, one which both Republican and Democratic politicos have characterized as subtly echoing some of the incumbent president’s major reelection campaign themes. Political advertising mavens also have pointed out that the Chrysler ad’s title and theme—“It’s Halftime in America”—closely parallels one of the two most famous campaign ads in history: Ronald Reagan’s famous—and legendarily effective—“It’s Morning in America” spot.

In an appearance on Fox News Monday, GOP political strategist Karl Rove charged that, “The leadership of the auto companies feel they need to do something to repay their political patronage. It is a sign of what happens when you have Chicago-style politics, and the president of the United States and his political minions are, in essence, using our tax dollars to buy corporate advertising.”


TSA: Help Wanted ad

Via The Dorkfish Express

Migration South

Via Old Virginia Blog

No Wonder Obama’s College Records Are Top Secret

Verbatim Post

Luckily for the Indonesian citizen Barry Soetoro, or Barack Hussein Obama as he now calls himself, foreign students can get special assistance compliments of American taxpayers. The downside is that they are not eligible to be President.


This document is guaranteed to be at least as genuine as the birth certificate the Manchurian Moonbat finally coughed up.

Report: Iranian Special Forces Are Marching Into Syria

Via Don, L&P

In a recent order, Ayatollah Khamenei has given the duty of stabilizing the Assad regime in Syria to Iran’s Quds forces.

According to the Turkish newspaper, Sabah, the commander of the Quds forces, Qassem Soleimani and 15,000 of his fighters have entered Syria with the mission of assisting in the suppression of the Syrian protestors. The Quds forces will act as a firewall for the Assad regime as the Syrian army is finding itself in a difficult situation where many officers are joining the opposition because they do not approve of the mass killings of the civilians, which so far has taken the lives of more than 5,000 people.

Other sources have indicated that Qassem Soleimani has a permanent presence in Syria’s war room overseeing and managing the attacks on the opposition.

Khamenei has said that Syria is the red line, adding that the fall of Assad will not be tolerated. Qassem Soleimani is urging Assad to enforce a complete lockdown of information to the outside world and to use a vicious clampdown to put an end to the uprising before the West can possibly get involved militarily.


Climate Change

Yup, it does change like most everything.


Fast and Furious: Three Questions Not Asked

  1. Who conceived this radical departure from normal law enforcement practices? Who conceived an operation that depended upon the deaths of hundreds or thousands of Mexican nationals for its success?
  2. Which Department of Justice officials saw that Operation Fast and Furious was dependent on hundreds or thousands of firearms being given to the cartels and recovered at the scenes of crimes, knew that the crimes in question were likely to be murders of Mexican nationals or U.S. citizens along the Mexican border where the cartels operate, and approved the operation anyway?
  3. Knowing that Operation Fast and Furious could be the political and criminal albatross that drives away moderates and Latino voters and destroys his chances of winning a second term, why does President Obama refuse to appoint a special prosecutor or, at the very least, call for Eric Holder and his direct reports to resign?
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Properly conducted tactical training is preparation for interpersonal violence: combat. Improperly conducted training is a waste of time, energy, and limited finance. It is essential that potential future resistance elements train how they will fight. Training must be planned to ensure that not only are all necessary individual and collective tasks are fully learned and practiced, but that the training is as realistic as safely possible. Combat is harsh, unforgiving, and unpredictable, but well-planned and executed training can help to mitigate the hazards of combat by preparing fighters to face them. Training must be kept relevant and real.

Properly planned training should first concentrate on common skills. Many individual and collective task skills are common to all, or most, potential missions that a small-unit resistance element will face. Learning and mastering these common critical tasks should always be prioritized. Only after the most commonly necessary tasks have been mastered should training branch out to more esoteric skills (don't worry about “how to conduct a 'precious cargo' recovery operation before you know how to conduct a basic combat patrol. Don't sweat multiple hostile target engagements before you can hit a single target at a given range with your primary weapon. --J.M.) Training should be progressive. The successful execution of advanced tactical skills is simply a sublime mastery of the fundamental basic tactical skills. Even these basic collective tasks skills cannot be effectively conducted though, if the requisite individual task skills are not first mastered.

Rasmussen: 43% Say Random Choices From Phone Book Better Than Current Congress

Via Legal Insurrection

The US Dollar is now worth 3.8 cents

Video shows officers beating motorist in diabetic shock

Via California Tree of Liberty

Russian war dead reburial with artifacts

Bahrain Air Show

Military near end.


A Compliant and Progressive Clergy

The recent censuring of US Army Catholic Archbishop Timothy Broglio by the Obama Defense Department for resisting the pro-abortion aspects of Obamacare is reminiscent of an earlier time. Then, the Russian clergy realized that to in order to keep their places of worship open and their flocks unmolested, they had to become “progressive.” An Obama administration “Department of Cults” may be on the horizon.

--Bernhard Thuersam


“Less optimistic about the immediate success of atheistic propaganda, they [Bolsheviks] strove to “Sovietize” religious organizations…[though] Krasikov [head of the Justice Commissariat’s Department of Cults]…argued along the fundamentalist line that the task of the Bolsheviks ought to be the elimination and not the renovation of religion….

[The] right to enjoy a narrowly circumscribed freedom of religious worship was to be limited to religious groups which had supplied proof of their loyalty to the Soviet state. [The] political and moral price to be paid by churches and sects for the uncertain right to legal existence sharply divided their ranks, and those ecclesiastical leaders who were willing to meet the regimes conditions eventually found themselves in the position of docile hostages held captive by the state to ensure the submission of their flock.

The Russian Orthodox Church and some other religious groups were compelled by the necessities of survival to revise step by step their overt attitude toward the Soviet regime [from initial hostility; to withdrawal from political activities to an apolitical position and professions of loyalty; to de jure recognition of the Soviet regime and unconditional loyalty].

Moreover, the Sobor adopted a pro-Soviet political platform and even attempted to bridge the doctrinal gap between Christianity and communism.

“The Sobor declares capitalism a mortal sin and regards the struggle against it as sacred for a Christian. The Soviet regime, alone in the entire world strives to realize, by governmental methods, the ideals of the Kingdom of God. Therefore every believing churchman should not only be an honest citizen, but also struggle in every possible way, together with the Soviet regime, for the realization of the Kingdom of God on earth.”

[The "progressive" clergy in 1925] recognized the Soviet regime as divinely ordained and urged the faithful to submit themselves to the government…It invoked prayers for divine aid for the regime’s “labors for the good of the common people,” and requested Orthodox congregations “not to admit any individuals of anti-government inclinations….but to become convinced that the Soviet regime is actually a national workers’ and peasants government and hence durable and stable.” [In 1926] the church reaffirmed its complete civil loyalty to the Soviet state, respect for its laws, and its determination to remain “absolutely apart from all political parties and enterprises which could harm the Union.”

“The church bases its attitude to the state power on a complete and consistent realization of the principle of the separateness of church and state…the fundamental law of our country bans the church’s interference in political life.”

[The] two decades of harassment, purges and terror had conditioned the surviving ecclesiastical leaders for the role of docile political servants of the regime…[The progressive] clergy [was] eager to “modernize” and democratize” the church. Clergy of all ranks remained dependent on governmental registration as a condition of their legal activity…[and they were monitored by] the long established secret police department for “churchmen and sectarians.”

Rather than being “reactionary” or counter-revolutionary,” religion was now described as an “anti-scientific” ideology, and the Party’s anti-religious campaign as “scientific propaganda.” Church-state relations were summarized by Karpov at the 1945 Sobor in the following terms:

“The Great October Socialist Revolution, which set our people free, also liberated the Russian Orthodox Church from the fetters that once hampered and constrained its internal activities.”

The separation of church and state had a progressive, liberating and purifying effect upon the church. The church’s mission was confined to the salvation of human souls; it was not its function to denounce or criticize the government…Free “to act in its characteristic spirit along the road marked out by ecclesiastical canons,” the Russian church “quite impartially” declares its solidarity “with the laws and measures of the Soviet regime, based on the principles of democracy, equality, love of one’s neighbor, and of the Fatherland.”

(Religion and the Soviet State: A Dilemma of Power, Hayward & Fletcher, editors, Praeger Publishers, 1969, pp. 82-95)

The Speer Gold Dot

I use their .357 MAGNUM 158 GR LE GOLD DOT HP

From the New York Daily News: “An off-duty police detective shot a 17-year-old mugger dead in Brooklyn Sunday after the youth attacked him with a cane, authorities said. The dead teen’s 15-year-old accomplice fled the scene but was later arrested, cops said. Police sources said Detective Benjamin Cintron, a 26-year veteran, appears to have used justifiable force in shooting Antoine White.
…..The officer takes out his shield and off-duty 38-caliber, five-shot Smith and Wesson and instructs White to stop and to drop it, meaning the cane,” Browne said. “(White’s) advancing on him. The officer fires once. The bullet entered and exited White’s left forearm then struck him in the left chest. He died at nearby Woodhull Hospital.” Read the entire article here.

The issue load for NYPD officers carrying a .38 Special revolver is the Speer 135 grain +P Gold Dot hollow point. This load was developed by Speer at the request of the NYPD to mimic the excellent performance the NYPD has experienced with their 9mm duty load, the 124 grain +P Gold Dot HP.


Paul says GOP result 'opens up the door'

Via Billy

One caucus-goer in Coon Rapids, truck driver Rod Garberson, said if Paul isn't the fall nominee the Republican Party won't get his vote.

"I gotta tell ya, this time I'm pretty well stuck on not supporting the party even if it means eight years of Obama and we all stand in bread lines for five hours for a sack of potatoes," Garberson said.


Republican Ron Paul said front-runner Mitt Romney's inability to brush back challenges in votes Tuesday "opens up the door" to him and others looking to deny the former Massachusetts governor the party's presidential nomination.

The Texas congressman was headed for a solid second-place in Minnesota's caucuses, which were won by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. Santorum also won Missouri and was in the hunt for a victory in Colorado's caucuses.

"I'm a little surprised. I thought Romney would have some of this automatic carryover," Paul told The Associated. "It certainly doesn't hurt us."

Paul was on course to capture more than a quarter of Minnesota's vote.

Update: Insurgency in America. Former Border Agent Details National Security Threats Spilling Into the U.S.

Former Border Agent Zachary Taylor Details National Security Threats on Mexico Border |GBTV | Glenn Beck | The Blaze

Editor’s note: This story has now been updated with information from Glenn Beck’s Tuesday night broadcast. The text report below has been updated with some of the pictures from GBTV broadcast. The most graphic of the photos we are including only in the video for GBTV subscribers in the on-demand version of the full broadcast that can be seen here.

This video clip is Beck’s introduction — it does not contain graphic images:


FBI Increasing Its Monitoring of ‘Sovereign Citizens’ — But Why?

Not curious at all, as we know full well the reason.

........why would the government go out of its way to note it’s monitoring these individuals — which admittedly seem to be preoccupied mostly with white collar crimes (18 of them most recently) — and yet so many government officials have gone out of their way to praise the Occupy movement.

Curious, no?


The FBI has been paying closer attention to “sovereign citizen” extremists around the country out of concerns that they will react violently when they interact with government officials. But if you dig deeper, the FBI’s attention raises questions about why focus on this group as opposed to others.

But first, who are sovereign citizens? They’re a mixed bag. Some reject their U.S. citizenship and don’t recognize government authority, like laws and taxes. But others don’t, and are more concerned with private property. The website explains:


GOA Action Alert: Georgia Constitutional Carry Hearing – 9 Feb 12 – 0800 – Coverdell Bldg, Room 506

Please pass to all your Georgia contacts, friends, and relatives:

Thanks to all of your hard work pressuring Representatives in the Georgia House, the Public Safety and Homeland Security committee has scheduled hearings on Constitutional Carry!

But don’t bother looking for a meeting announcement on the House calendar. House ‘leadership’ doesn’t want you to know about this meeting – so the meeting notice wasn’t published online.

Worse still is the fact that by the time you read this we’ll have less than 24 hours to respond!

You see John, certain politicians want “Constitutional Carry” to die a quiet death in committee while you aren’t looking. They want to be able to say that they “did all that they could,” but that it “just wasn’t the right time.”

Don’t be fooled by these politicians’ dirty tricks! Stand up and fight for your right to bear arms!

Contact these House Public Safety and Homeland Security members and demand a roll-call vote on Consitutional Carry in committee!

Rep. Willie Talton –
478-923-6252 | 404-656-5116

Rep. Bob Hanner –
229-623-2841 | 404-656-7859

Rep. Doug Collins –
770-983-2223 | 404-651-7737 |

Rep. Billy Horne –
770-683-4676 | 404-656-0287 |

Rep. Billy Maddox –

Rep. Jay Neal –
423-412-3292 | 404-656-5138

Rep. Darlene Taylor –
229-224-9508 | 404-656-0177 |

Rep. Ann Purcell –
912-826-5465 | 404-656-5139

And if you can make it down to Atlanta Thursday morning, please attend the Public Safety and Homeland Security committee meeting and show your support for “Constitutional Carry”.

Georgia Constitution Carry Act of 2012 Hearing

Thursday, February 9, 2012
8 AM – 10 AM

Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Room 506
18 Capitol Square SW
Atlanta, GA, 30334

Thank you for your continued support in this fight!

Yours in Liberty,

Nathan Adams
Georgia Campaign For Liberty

See also this alert from GOA:

You don't make people happier by taking their options away

In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson called the pursuit of happiness an unalienable right. This was a radical idea. For most of history, most people didn't think much about pursuing happiness. They were too busy just trying to survive.

Then came the liberal revolution based on the idea of individual freedom. Only then did they start thinking that happiness might be possible on earth.

Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, the right to pursue happiness has been perverted into a government-backed entitlement to happiness.

British Prime Minister David Cameron says, "There's more to life than money. ... It's time we focus not just on GDP, but GWB -- general well-being."

Well-being sounds good. But is that something that government programs promote?

Philip Booth, an economist with London's Institute of Economic Affairs and editor of "... And the Pursuit of Happiness," says no. I spoke recently with Booth and economist Christopher Coyne of George Mason University, who contributed to that volume.

43 Presidents v. Obama

Via Cousin Bill

Barefoot Boy With Cheek Of Tan

How well I remember my mother reciting this to me.

Re-post 2010

The Barefoot Boy
by John Greenleaf Whittier (1855)

Blessings on thee, little man,
Barefoot boy, with cheek of tan!
With thy turned-up pantaloons,
And thy merry whistled tunes;
With thy red lip, redder still
Kissed by strawberries on the hill;
With the sunshine on thy face,
Through thy torn brim’s jaunty grace;
From my heart I give thee joy,—
I was once a barefoot boy!
Prince thou art,—the grown-up man
Only is republican.
Let the million-dollared ride!
Barefoot, trudging at his side,
Thou hast more than he can buy
In the reach of ear and eye,—
Outward sunshine, inward joy:
Blessings on thee, barefoot boy!

Oh for boyhood’s painless play,
Sleep that wakes in laughing day,
Health that mocks the doctor’s rules,
Knowledge never learned of schools,
Of the wild bee’s morning chase,
Of the wild-flower’s time and place,
Flight of fowl and habitude
Of the tenants of the wood;
How the tortoise bears his shell,
How the woodchuck digs his cell,
And the ground-mole sinks his well;
How the robin feeds her young,
How the oriole’s nest is hung;
Where the whitest lilies blow,
Where the freshest berries grow,
Where the ground-nut trails its vine,
Where the wood-grape’s clusters shine;
Of the black wasp’s cunning way,
Mason of his walls of clay,
And the architectural plans
Of gray hornet artisans!
For, eschewing books and tasks,
Nature answers all he asks;
Hand in hand with her he walks,
Face to face with her he talks,
Part and parcel of her joy,—
Blessings on the barefoot boy!

Oh for boyhood’s time of June,
Crowding years in one brief moon,
When all things I heard or saw,
Me, their master, waited for.
I was rich in flowers and trees,
Humming-birds and honey-bees;
For my sport the squirrel played,
Plied the snouted mole his spade;
For my taste the blackberry cone
Purpled over hedge and stone;
Laughed the brook for my delight
Through the day and through the night,
Whispering at the garden wall,
Talked with me from fall to fall;
Mine the sand-rimmed pickerel pond,
Mine the walnut slopes beyond,
Mine, on bending orchard trees,
Apples of Hesperides!
Still as my horizon grew,
Larger grew my riches too;
All the world I saw or knew
Seemed a complex Chinese toy,
Fashioned for a barefoot boy!

Oh for festal dainties spread,
Like my bowl of milk and bread;
Pewter spoon and bowl of wood,
On the door-stone, gray and rude!
O’er me, like a regal tent,
Cloudy-ribbed, the sunset bent,
Purple-curtained, fringed with gold,
Looped in many a wind-swung fold;
While for music came the play
Of the pied frogs’ orchestra;
And, to light the noisy choir,
Lit the fly his lamp of fire.
I was monarch: pomp and joy
Waited on the barefoot boy!

Cheerily, then, my little man,
Live and laugh, as boyhood can!
Though the flinty slopes be hard,
Stubble-speared the new-mown sward,
Every morn shall lead thee through
Fresh baptisms of the dew;
Every evening from thy feet
Shall the cool wind kiss the heat:
All too soon these feet must hide
In the prison cells of pride,
Lose the freedom of the sod,
Like a colt’s for work be shod,
Made to tread the mills of toil,
Up and down in ceaseless moil:
Happy if their track be found
Never on forbidden ground;
Happy if they sink not in
Quick and treacherous sands of sin.
Ah! that thou couldst know thy joy,
Ere it passes, barefoot boy!

Billboard offers defense to Shariah threats

'They don't want Americans to know truth about gendercide, honor killings, stonings'


A patriotic organization is launching a billboard campaign intended to undermine the efforts to advertise and promote Shariah, the Islamic law that calls for beheadings, executions and amputations, across America.

The group, Stop Islamization of Nations, is buying ad space for a billboard calling on people to learn the dark side of Shariah law.



J. E. B. Stuart visited the Graham Mansion in Wythe County as a youth. He wrote a letter about his visit and the fine dinner he had as a guest of Squire and Martha Pierce Graham. The Grahams were the in-laws of Jeb's oldest sister Nancy, who married James Pierce.