Thursday, June 7, 2012

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and gave, after all, so little."
-- The Late Ray Bradbury

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Rape, Murder, and Revenge in Burma

Interesting, in that I have always said in reply to those who say Buddhists are not violent, that I wouldn't count on it, if you do the wrong thing to a Buddhist family in Vietnam.

When a young girl is raped and murdered by Muslims in the West — say, in Blackpool, in northern England — her neighbors may become angry, and they may demonstrate in public to express their outrage. Some of them may even throw bottles and get themselves arrested. All of them will be demonized as “racists” and “right-wing extremists” by public officials and the press.

But no Muslims will be hurt in the making of such a demo. Some of the protesters may wish they could inflict violence on the perpetrator(s). But Muslims in their local community will generally remain unharmed.

Not so in Burma (I’m old-fashioned, and refuse to use “Myanmar”). After a Burmese woman was raped and killed by a gang of Muslim youths, Buddhists in Taunggoke in the western Burmese state of Rakhine attacked a busload of Muslims and beat ten of the passengers to death.

If Muslims have to be in the minority, they are definitely better off being a minority in a Western country.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

Brett Kimberlin Update: ABC News Covers Story, Ali Akbar Defended by ACLJ,

Excellent piece on today's actions.

Who Is Brett Kimberlin And Why Should You Care?

Conservative Hideout 2.0

While I was at the day job, there were quite a few developments in the Brett Kimberlin story. The Other McCain has a great starting point for today’s coverage…

Very busy today, awaiting developments on The Kimberlin Files. However, Da Tech Guy cleverly points out that CNN allowed Arlette Saenz of ABC to beat them on reporting this story, even though the reported SWATting of CNN on-air personality Erick Erickson was a central element of the story.

For that matter, CNN contributorDana Loesch is well-informed about the Kimberlin story, and could put CNN’s reporters in direct contact with many others who are involved. But maybe the executives at CNN would rather continue being No. 3 in cable news ratings, and let their competitors scoop them on such an important story, because they are more interested in playing politics than reporting the actual news.

And they wonder why no one is watching?

Here is an excerpt from the ABC News Story…

A number of conservative bloggers allege they have been targeted through the use of harassment tactics such as SWAT-ting (fooling 911 operators into sending emergency teams to their homes), in retaliation for posts they have written, and now Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., has stepped into the matter. He has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to investigate the SWAT-ting cases to see if federal laws have been violated.

“I am writing with concern regarding recent reports that several members of the community of online political commentators have been targeted with harassing and frightening actions. Any potentially criminal action that incites fear, seeks to silence a dissenting opinion, and collaterally wastes the resources of law enforcement should be given close scrutiny at all levels,” Chambliss wrote in the letter. “

Regardless of any potential political differences that may exist, threats and intimidation have no place in our national political discourse. Those who choose to enter into that political discourse should not have to worry about potential threats to their or their family’s safety,” Chambliss continued. “While I am certain that local law enforcement is reviewing each of these instances, I am asking you to please look into each of these cases as well to determine if any federal laws may have been violated. Future targets of SWAT-ting, whether engaged in political speech or not, may not be so fortunate as to escape physical harm.”

Adrienne also points out that the story hit the from page of Yahoo News, as they are in a cooperative venture with ABC.

Bob Belvedere at TCOTS points out that Senator Saxby Chambliss sent a letter to AG Holder…

-How about some good news…

= Senator Saxby Chambliss has sent a letter to Eric Holder…

…regarding recent reports that several conservative political commentators have been targeted with harassing and frightening actions. Chambliss demanded that Holder examine these cases to determine if federal laws have been violated.

These dangerous hoaxes, also known as “SWAT-ting,” occur when a perpetrator contacts local police to report a violent incident at a target’s home. These callers are believed to utilize voice-over IP (VOIP) and other less-traditional telecommunications methods to make the call appear to come from the target residence and to hide the caller’s true identity.

In response, a dispatcher sends a SWAT team or other police unit in a heightened state of readiness to the unsuspecting target’s residence. Targets only learn of these false reports when a large police presence descends upon their homes.

In the letter, Chambliss states that “Any potentially criminal action that incites fear, seeks to silence a dissenting opinion, and collaterally wastes the resources of law enforcement should be given close scrutiny at all levels… Regardless of any potential political differences that may exist, threats and intimidation have no place in our national political discourse. Those who choose to enter into that political discourse should not have to worry about potential threats to their or their family’s safety.”

You can read the letter by clicking here [tip of the fedora to Mandy Nagy,@Liberty_Chick].

Also, it has become apparent that…

-Representative Kenny Marchant of Texas-24 has sent a letter to Eric Holder.

The press release:

Marchant Stands for Free Speech and with Conservative Bloggers Under Attack

Washington, Jun 7 – Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24) today issued a statement in strong support of free speech and conservative bloggers who are being targeted in dangerous “SWAT-tings” and asked Attorney General Holder to investigate these matters to see if federal laws have been violated by the perpetrators.

Recent reports of SWAT-tings have gripped the attention of the conservative blogosphere and are making their way to more mainstream media outlets. SWAT-tings are elaborate schemes whereby the perpetrator calls a local police department to report a violent occurrence inside the target’s residence. Unbeknownst to the target, authorities have been summoned and police units swarm the residence. These hoaxes are dangerous and are being used by suspicious characters to harass and suppress free speech, particularly that of conservative bloggers.

“I have written a letter demanding Attorney General Holder and the Justice Department fully investigate these SWAT-tings. These hoaxes are clearly intended to silence speech and rational political discourse and incite fear amongst those associated with a targeted blogger. These incidents also spread local law enforcement resources thinly. Any attempt to suppress free speech is one that ought to be taken seriously, and I will lend my voice and support to this cause to ensure that no one’s constitutional rights are violated, no matter what their political beliefs are. No one should be subjected to this treatment and I will not allow SWAT-tings to go unaddressed by the Justice Department.”

A letter has been sent to the Attorney General demanding an investigation into SWAT-tings. The full text of the letter to Attorney General Holder is printed below and a copy of the letter is attached.

You can read that letter by clicking here.

In all honesty, the important thing is that there are Congressmen paying attention to this situation. I am only partially sarcastic in saying that if Holder did investigate it, and he won’t, that he would investigate the Bloggers, and treat Kimberlin as he did the Black Panthers.

Michele Malkin is noting the the ACLJ is defending Ali Akbar…

I’ve been telling you about First Amendment lawyers working behind the scenes to help the targets of Brett Kimberlin and his online cabal.

Kudos to the ACLJ for stepping up to the plate in the face of ongoing threats and smears. Just released:



(Washington, DC) – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which focuses on constitutional law, announced today it is providing legal representation to a top conservative blogger and his organization that represents hundreds of bloggers who are facing threats and intimidation tactics by those opposed to their viewpoint.

“Free speech is under attack,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. “Conservative writers are now facing threats against themselves, their families, and their livelihoods merely because they’ve aggressively investigated the history and funding of radical liberals. The ACLJ has a long history of successfully defending free speech, and we look forward to defeating this latest attempt to threaten and intimidate conservatives into silence.”

The issue involves targeting a number of conservative bloggers with a dangerous and illegal tactic that’s become known as SWAT-ing (making false 911 calls sending police to the homes of bloggers, claiming a crime has occurred.) The tactic is used in retaliation for posts the conservative bloggers have written.

The ACLJ is representing Ali Akbar, a top blogger and president of the National Bloggers Club, a coalition of 300 conservative bloggers who reach millions of readers. Akbar has seen his mother’s home photographed and placed on the internet. He has also received formal notification that he may soon be sued for publishing truthful information about radical liberals and their wealthy donors.

“I’m grateful for the support of the ACLJ, and I’m confident we’ll defeat any and all legal challenges to our fundamental right to free speech,” said Akbar. “We will not be deterred in our quest for the truth.”

The ACLJ will aggressively defend the constitutionally-protected free speech rights of Akbar and his organizations.

The ACLJ’s representation of Akbar comes as Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) is calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the SWAT-ting cases to see if federal laws have been violated. In a letter to the Attorney General, Sen. Chambliss wrote: “Any potentially criminal action that incites fear, seeks to silence a dissenting opinion, and collaterally wastes the resources of law enforcement should be given close scrutiny at all levels. . . Regardless of any potential political differences that may exist, threats and intimidation have no place in our national political discourse.”

Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice is based in Washington, D.C. and online at

Jay’s blog post is here.

ACLJ’s David French weighs in at National Review. Ditto this:

The radicals have picked a fight with the wrong people. Ali and the bloggers at the National Bloggers Club will not be silenced.Don’t forget: Donate here to support Kimberlin targets.

So, it seems that there is more and more light being shed on the situation. However, from previous actions, we can safely assume that the attempts to silence bloggers will continue. Since these are leftists with whom we are dealing, we should not assume that violence is not out of the questions. Leftists, by their own nature, are rather violent (see Unions, OWS, and the like), so I see that as still being on the table for them. That does not mean that we should be violent ourselves. We have the truth, and the First Amendment, on our side. While it might be a slog for a while, the truth always wins in the end. Leftist tactics are used in the assumption that the target will give up after a war of attrition. Remember Alinsky’s Rule 13…

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

As well as rule 8.

Keep the pressure on.

Here’s the trick; if the target hangs on, the tactics fail, because they are based on fear, and lies. Armed with the truth, and refusing to break down or back down causes the attacker increased exposure, both for his tactics, as well as his motives. In other words, the longer we make them act unscrupulously, the more and more people see that they are unscrupulous.

Just think of the unions in Wisconsin. The longer they exposed themselves as thugs, the more and more people saw that they were thugs. And, even with millions spent, and a path of intimidation, violence and destruction, they still lost. This is just another reflection of that reality.

So, let’s keep on going, they more they act out, the more people that see what they really are.

Tim Thomas Against Time


Cross post 6/5. Conservative Heritage Times is not necesarily a populist blog, but nevertheless, I work with the nodes of American rightwing populism. Tim Thomas has a very high standing in the local Against culture, and his recent declaration that he will not play next season to focus on “family, faith, and friends” is taken to heart.

Staying on the sporting life theme, Tim Thomas, Bruins goalie, has told the team and his fans, followers, and detractors, that he is taking next year off, to focus on family, faith, and friends.

For background, Tim Thomas played a once in a lifetime (not his, ours) goalie in the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and delivered the long suffering Boston Bruins their first Stanley Cup since the 1970s.Tim Thomas was a little different in how he got to the NHL; he was a solid college hockey goalie at the University of Vermont, Class of ’97. (College hockey in New England has always been very big, like college football in the South, and the ‘90s Era Hockey East conference was probably as corrupt.)

Thomas kicked around the NHL, Europe and so forth, and finally, he had gotten a run with the Bruins. After the Stanley Cup victory, he was probably the city’s most beloved sports celebrity (Tom Brady’s act just doesn’t fit with everybody.)

That is until last January, when he refused to go to the White House and the tide turned strongly against him.

It was rumored that Tim Thomas was one us for some time, and a picture of Thomas posing with a Ron Paul supporter let us know that he was indeed, one of us.

In a way, I was not surprised to hear he was taking a year off, so to speak. One is accustomed to expect such things.

On his facebook, Thomas linked to an article on Glenn Beck’sBlaze site, which had been, most likely, lifted from the ‘Wall Street counter culture’ site, ZeroHedge, foretelling a fast approaching financial doom, rather, apocalypse—within a year’s time.

It would be a mistake to say that Thomas believes the article in a very literal sense, and is hitting the bunker like the aforementioned, Steve Carlton. Spending more time with family, faith and friends, is most likely his motivation.

But there is no question that Tim Thomas is part of our thing–setting a new bar for righteous displays of Againstist angst– and dare I say, dare I hope, likely will continue to be.

Dobson to prez: I won't bow to 'wicked' Obamacare

Via Cousin John

Dr. James Dobson is taking a defiant stand on Obamacare and issuing a loud and clear message to President Obama: “I WILL NOT pay the surcharge for abortion services. … So come and get me if you must, Mr. President. I will not bow before your wicked regulation.”

The evangelical Christian author and founder of Focus on the Family minced no words when he accused Obama of deceiving the American public in his exclusive WND column, “The president’s Obamacare lies.”

Dobson notes that the president issued the following statement on the night of Sept. 9, 2009, when he gave an address to a joint session of Congress in an effort push members of the House and Senate to pass his health-care bill:

“And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up – under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”

However, he said, “The speech was filled with promises and assurances that have proved to be shockingly false, and the president’s premise was based on deception.”

In numerous speeches, Obama assured his pro-choice constituency that coverage for abortion would be “job one” within his health-care plan, he noted.

“I knew from deep within my soul that the president was not being truthful about this matter of life and death,” Dobson recalled, noting that Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., was so outraged by what he was hearing that he blurted out, “You lie!”

More @ WND

“My Shotgun is Full and Well Equipped. I Hope I Don’t Need to Use It.”

Via Tall Tree, Short Rope


Our long time friend and regular contributor Manos has been keeping us abreast of the day-to-day goings on in Greece for the better part of three years. Suffice it to say, it’s getting worse with very little hope of resolution to the economic and political woes facing the country, as well as its European neighbors.

The following is a first person perspective of the realities on the ground, and what it looks like in the midst of a truly frightening economic collapse that threatens to not only wipe out the financial wealth and life savings of an entire nation, but may potentially lead to a breakdown in the rule of law and civil war between extreme political factions trying to fill the vacuum of power.

This is real, it’s happening right now, and it’s coming to America in due time.

Received via email from Manos June 6, 2012

Hi guys,

The daily life is still the same.

Things keep going because some divine hand still help us.

You wake up in the morning having no mood at all. And it’s this heat which destroys your brain cells. Today, it’s 34 degrees Celsius.

I’ve kept a small amount of around 250 euros, to buy some final provisions. Mostly meat cans, vitamins, and dried bread. I will store them to my parents’ basement, in order to have alternative escape plans.

The rumor about a power shortage is more and more been discussed around people, and alternative media.

It’s being said that the Power Company is no longer having the money to purchase coal and diesel.

We don’t have a generator for home use, so in case of a failure, we must consume all refrigerator food first.

My wife bought two big camping gas devices, with many spare bottles of gas. We can cook all meat and veggies, and then share them with the rest of the family.

My shotgun is full and well equipped. I hope i don’t need to use it.

My car had a small steering wheel failure last Friday, and i had to fix immediately. I don’t know if we have to leave the town in a rush.

I tried to find a small hut in the property but nobody sells at all.

Prices are so low, that they don’t want to sell their properties for nothing. I’m considering to buy a caravan and put it in the biggest olive-field. A small one with 2 beds, light enough to be dragged by my car, costs around 5.000 euros.

Today the stock market is going upwards, but soon enough the final collapse will occur. Spain is going down rapidly.

I’ll keep posting as long as I can. Don’t worry, I’m fully equipped and prepared.

Just take care of yourselves and families.

When the things reach to your neighborhood, you will have to fight.

Your fellow citizens are still living in their utopia. When they realize the danger, they will turn into ruthless beasts.

I pray for you all.

God Bless you

We wish our friend Manos the very best, as his family and countrymen are on the frontlines of an economic collapse that is about to affect every developed nation in the world.

Take his warnings to heart and prepare, because once the final phase of the breakdown begins it will be too late.

"Michelle Doesn't Go All The Way Down"

Did Obama Make Blowjob Joke At California Gay & Lesbian Fundraiser,He warmed up with some jokes about the first lady's appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show. "Michelle outdoes me in pushups as well," he said, after saying that she's taken some criticism on her technique "because she doesn't go all the way down" -- a line that he let hang, naughtily, provoking laughter from the crowd.

I want to thank my wonderful friend who accepts a little bit of teasing about Michelle beating her in pushups -- (laughter) -- but I think she claims Michelle didn't go all the way down. (Laughter.) That's what I heard. I just want to set the record straight -- Michelle outdoes me in pushups as well. (Laughter.) So she shouldn't feel bad. She's an extraordinary talent and she's just a dear, dear friend -- Ellen DeGeneres. Give Ellen a big round of applause.

Still No 911 Call Release in The Virginia Pilot Beatings – Smells Like A Cover up

We originally shared the story of the Virginia Mob beating over a month ago. By then the original incident was already several weeks old because it was intentionally hidden from the public by the employers of the attacked, The Virginia Pilot. Then a few weeks later, mid-May, four teens were arrested in the case. Since then? (((crickets)))

Thank you Treeper CR for sending a reminder email to the TreeHouse tip-line. Last night on Bill O’Reilly he brought up the issue of the 911 recordings again. The Norfolk Police Dept. still refuse to release the audio from the 911 call. Even now, more than two months after the initial incident. Why?

Obviously there is something in the 911 call the Norfolk police are concerned about the public hearing. Personally, I believe, in part due to the timing of the attack, and in part due to the method deployed, the mob attack was specifically related to racial anxiety drummed up by the Trayvon Martin Case. It would not surprise me at all if on the audio of the 911 emergency call you could hear some of the attackers using the name Trayvon, or other racially toxic expletives.

But regardless of supposition, the police reasoning for NOT releasing the audio has never been clarified. What are they hiding? and Why are they hiding it?

More @ The Conservative Treehouse

Holder Claims Emails Using Words ‘Fast and Furious’ Don’t Refer to Operation Fast and Furious

Lying SOS

Attorney General Eric Holder claimed during congressional testimony today that internal Justice Department emails that use the phrase “Fast and Furious” do not refer to the controversial gun-walking operation Fast and Furious.

Under questioning from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who read excerpts of the emails at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Justice Department oversight, Holder claimed that the phrase “Fast and Furious” did not refer to Fast and Furious but instead referred to another gun-walking operation known as “Wide Receiver.”

However, the emails refer to both programs -- "Fast and Furious" and the "Tucson case," from where Wide Receiver was launched -- and reveal Justice Department officials discussing how to handle media scrutiny when both operations become public.

More @ CNS

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers calls for workforce cuts at TSA

Via Billy

he head of the Transportation Security Administration rejected a suggestion today from an Alabama congressman that the agency could cut 30 percent of its officers and still effectively protect airlines from terrorist attacks.

"Could you reduce the workforce of 46,000 screeners and still do the job?" asked U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks.

"No, I don't agree with that. That's a huge number," said TSA Adminstrator John Pistole.

Rogers confronted Pistole in a contentious hearing this morning on Capitol Hill about how TSA is fixing its poor customer service reputation, downsizing its bureaucracy and implementing new programs to speed passenger screening at 450 airports around the country.

Rogers is chairman of the transportation security subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee, and has been a strong critic of the agency's efficiency and effectiveness.

"For most people, you mention TSA and a light bulb goes off and people vent their anger," Rogers said.

More @

The Day After

Reply to NC House seeks to soften voter ID bill

NC House seeks to soften voter ID bill

Thank you for taking the time to contact Speaker Tillis’ Office. Even though you are receiving a response on behalf of Speaker Tillis, I will share your concern regarding HB 351. I’ve been asked to share the following message from Speaker Tillis with you regarding this important issue.

We have the opportunity to pass a voter ID law that will require voters to present a government issued photo ID. A compromise bill would likely require a voter to do the following:

Present one or more items (e.g. a utility bill, bank statement, etc.), AND Sign a formal attestation swearing you are who you say you are subject to criminal penalty for fraud, AND Submit a provisional ballot subject to Board of Elections Review, AND Wait until the signature on the attestation is CONFIRMED with the signature of the person who originally signed the voter registration. This is better than no ID at all, which is the status quo.

We have not been able to get support from Democrats to override the veto with the bill in its original form. Unfortunately, the NC House is four votes short of a veto-proof majority, so we need four Democrats to vote with us. We have not been able to override the current/preferred bill. Therefore, the choice is NO VOTER ID requirements at all, or gaining some ground with a compromise bill.

Here is my question to you: Would you prefer to have the bill that we all would prefer that will likely not be passed, or would the compromise be a good first step? Personally, I feel that a hefty percentage of something is far better than 100% of nothing.

Again, thank you for contacting Speaker Tillis’ office on this important issue. We are rapidly approaching one of the most important elections in history; a voter ID bill will be a step in the right direction to ensure your vote is protected and the integrity of the voting process is secure.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of further assistance.

Best Regards,

Phillip Christofferson
Constituent Services
Office of the Speaker
North Carolina General Assembly
(919) 733-3451

Sen. Chambliss, R-Ga, Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT Attacks on Conservative Bloggers

Via Knuckledraggin My Life Away

A number of conservative bloggers allege they have been targeted through the use of harassment tactics such as SWAT-ting (fooling 911 operators into sending emergency teams to their homes), in retaliation for posts they have written, and now Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., has stepped into the matter. He has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to investigate the SWAT-ting cases to see if federal laws have been violated...

ABC News spoke with two prominent conservative bloggers who were victims of SWAT-ting, a hoax tactic used by some hackers to infiltrate a victim’s phone system, often through voice over IP (VOIP) technology to make calls appear as if they are coming from a residence. The perpetrators call police to report a violent crime at that home to which the police respond, sometimes with SWAT teams.

Issa to AG Holder: Who Is Responsible for Operation Fast & Furious?

Via NC Renegade

Issa is pissed, to say the least.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, questions U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Operation Fast and Furious during the June 7, 2012 House Judiciary hearing.

NCGOP convention delegate says Speaker Tillis, party vice-chair King ‘bullied’ her

Via NC Renegade

Carteret County Republican activist Jessica Hult had an eye-opening experience as a delegate to the recent NCGOP convention in Greensboro:

“I’ve been a delegate to the state convention a number of times. I’ve been to the national convention. I’ve NEVER had anyone talk to — or treat me — like this. NEVER. They were bullies, and nobody likes bullies.”

The Haymaker caught up with the still-shaken Hult by telephone Wednesday evening. She said her phone has been ringing off the hook with party activists — and a number of attorneys — offering support and assistance.

The episode in question began last Saturday at the Greensboro convention. Hult said she was distributing stacks of THESE FLIERS to individuals who were planning to pass them out to convention-goers as they left the convention hall:

“My first indication that something was up was when I heard someone shouting: ‘There she is! There she is!‘ I looked over to see two guys in suits hurrying over toward me. I didn’t recognize the two men until they got close and I saw their name tags.”

She said the men were NCGOP vice-chairman Wayne King, and Paul Foley — introduced to Hult as “the party attorney”:

“They both appeared to be very upset. Mr. Foley suggested that the fliers I was handing out were not even legal and were likely a violation of campaign finance laws. He wanted to know who I was doing this for, and who was paying for it. I told him these fliers were designed and distributed with the idea of asking questions on behalf of a large portion of delegates here today at the convention.”

Hult said King “didn’t like” the fliers, and wanted examples from her about how he had meddled in primaries or run “decoy candidates.” Hult said King also suggested that the fliers were “slanderous and defamatory”:

“Did I wish they were worded a little better? Certainly. The grammar was questionable. But as far as the points the fliers made, I thought they were valid questions that needed to be asked and answered.”

Hult said she didn’t draw up the fliers:

“I got asked to help pass them out, and I agreed to do it. I am a woman of my word. I do what I promise to do.”

She said, at that point, Speaker Tillis and Senator Bob Rucho joined the discussion. (The event was occurring near where most of the Mecklenburg County delegation was seated.) Hult said Rucho questioned her about the fliers in a very quiet, diplomatic tone. She said Tillis took a different route:

“Mr. Tillis was clearly upset. He put his finger in my face and lectured me very sternly about slander and libel. He was the scariest of them all. If the idea was to physically intimidate me, it was working.”

Hult said she was properly credentialed as a delegate, so she was authorized to be in the convention area. She said she was not aware of any rules or regulations that prohibited the distribution of fliers in the convention:

More @ The Daily Haymaker

Obama to push 'immediate' euro rescue plan

Via Tall Tree, Short Rope


Europe has weeks to save the euro and must create an "immediate" rescue plan, the United States and Britain plan to tell Germany Thursday, Britain said.

Such a rescue plan could involve Germany pledging to underwrite struggling countries' debt, officials said.

British Prime Minister David Cameron was to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin Thursday he and U.S. President Barack Obama believe an authoritative agreement that fully gets the job done must be reached this month -- and there are two crucial summits in which to do it, officials said.

More @ WRVA

Tea Party Breaks Out at Obama’s San Francisco Fundraiser


Yesterday B. Hussein celebrated the 68th anniversary of D-Day by traveling to California for still more fundraising. This is what greeted him in San Francisco:


As ever more people wake up to what Hopey Change has been doing to our future, there will be no safe harbors for the Manchurian Moonbat.

Defense: Farm and Ranch Concealment Theory 101

In the last entry we examined developing cover in and around our immediate area of operations (which as usual is our ranch or farm). Referring back you’ll remember cover is the first part of the C in OCOKA (Observation and fields of fire, Cover and Concealment, Obstacles, Key terrain, Avenues of Approach). In this entry we’re going to tackle that second part of the C which is concealment. This topic has been beaten to death in hundreds of manuals, websites, and blogs so I’m not going into a lot of weeds with this one but I’ll frame it more of as what we can do that I haven’t seen addressed for our purpose. What is concealment? Concealment are measures you take to avoid detection, observation, and targeting by the threat. That detection may include not only visual means by either daylight or darkness (night vision), acoustic means (through noise), but also electronic means as well i.e. radio traffic interception. Our efforts in this entry will primarily address countering those three techniques however we’ll touch on some others as well. During this entry I want you to keep one thing in mind – you need to examine your efforts from the threats perspective and what you think its capabilities are. Looking out isn’t going to give you as clear a picture of your efforts as looking in.

More @ The Lizard Farmer

Charles Dyer sentenced to 30 years

— An ex-Marine convicted of sexually abusing a child has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Stephens County District Court Judge Joe Enos followed a jury’s recommendation when he sentenced Charles Dyer on Tuesday. Dyer was convicted in April of raping and molesting a 6-year-old girl.

It was his third trial on the charges. Dyer’s first trial ended in a hung jury and his second trial was declared a mistrial after a clerical error compromised the jury pool.

Resilient rabbit wrestles snake

Via Grandpa Mueller

Time limits for public housing residents?

Via Billy

Many critics have called on the Huntsville Housing Authority to limit how long families can stay in public housing.

They may get their wish if the agency becomes a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development "Moving to Work" program.

Housing Authority officials are applying to be one of four "Moving to Work" demonstration sites that HUD plans to announce later this year.

A copy of the application on the agency's website says time limits, work or education requirements for able-bodied adults, and rent reforms are among the many sweeping changes under consideration.

"At some point, you've got to have that conversation with the people you serve -- that we want to work with you and get you to a point where you can go out on your own," Housing Authority Executive Director Michael Lundy told The Times last week.

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Obama just caught in big lie?


Has Barack Obama been caught in a lie that could become a major issue in the upcoming election?

During the 2008 presidential election campaign, Obama’s camp categorically denied he was ever a member of the New Party, which sought to elect members to public office with the aim of moving the Democratic Party far leftward to ultimately form a new political party with a socialist agenda.

The denial came amid reports of Obama’s participation with the party, including several articles by WND.

WND previously reported on newspaper evidence showing Obama was listed as a member of the New Party in the group’s own literature.

WND also conducted an exclusive interview with Marxist activist Carl Davidson, a founder of the New Party, who recounted Obama’s participation.

In 2010, John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation magazine, recalled speaking with Obama at New Party events in the 1990s.

“When we spoke together at New Party events in those days, he was blunt about his desire to move the Democratic Party off the cautious center where Bill Clinton had wedged it,” wrote Nichols in a January 2009 piece published at

Now, researcher and author Stanley Kurtz, writing at National Review Online today, reports on documentation from the updated records of Illinois ACORN at the Wisconsin Historical Society that “definitively establishes” that Obama was a member of the New Party.

More @ WND

Kincaid Mounds looted, driven over

Via T

Ancient American Indian burial mounds in southern Illinois have been damaged and possibly looted, prompting the state's historical agency to call for the public's help in identifying the culprits.

Last month, someone dug several holes in a portion of Kincaid Mounds State Historic Site, a town and religious center of the Mississippian culture of 1,000 years ago in what is now rural Massac and Pope counties, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency said Friday.

The culprits were probably searching for "grave goods" that Native Americans buried with their dead, although it's unclear if any artifacts or human remains were taken, the agency said. More damage was done to the site recently when an all-terrain vehicle or truck was driven on one of the mounds, where "No Trespassing" signs are posted and ATVs are prohibited, the agency said.

"The criminal disturbance of these human burials in Kincaid Mounds is unconscionable," said Amy Martin, the agency's director. "We hope to apprehend those who are responsible, which will serve as a deterrent to others who may be considering the desecration of our state's heritage."

More @ pjstar

Perfect Survival Shelter

For survival to have safe shelter was of course a priority once SHTF.

But these shelters do not always look like you maybe imagine.

At the beginning of everything, when all the shelling and shooting started most of the folks wanted a secure basement. Those who had one, often moved there permanently, to avoid hell outside.

Other folks started with all kinds of ideas how to create their own little fortresses. First thing was to secure any kind of openings of houses. Think about those scenes when people flee from hurricane and nail their windows with wood planks, just in case of SHTF you have to protect all openings not only from wind but from bullets, shrapnel and people who want to get in.

In most of the cases people used sand bags, dirt bags or any kinds of junk piles combined with plywood over that. Then they added a small hole for something like an exhaust pipe or chimney and attached some kind of improvised or real wood stove etc.

I remember story that if you used two pieces of plywood, and put pillow between that you made perfect device for stopping smaller caliber bullets, and smaller pieces of explosive devices. The cushioning did the trick. People used that a lot.

After some time when people started to learn from bad experiences and stories they heard about things changed. Folks realized that being in the basement is not a good option, because they can be easily trapped inside.

I am talking about situation when you and your family are hidden inside basement, even if you have enough food, water, even if you are pretty good with weapons and have enough ammo, it can be tricky if you do not have few more exits from the basement, you could be easily get caught there and killed (or like in some cases burned or smoked out).

More @ SHTF School

A Moment of Truth

Via Cousin Colby

NC House seeks to soften voter ID bill

House seeks to soften voter ID bill as Tillis addresses concerns about GOP agenda
"The compromise measure being negotiated would allow voters to show a broad range of documents to prove identity, including bank statements, utility bills or any government documents with name and address. Voters without such documents would be required to show that their signature matched their voter registration form."

We have a problem folks! NC House Speaker Thom Tillis is trying to weaken HB351, the Voter ID bill. He wants to include numerous documents allowable to prove who you are. What's the point of passing something other than what was originally intended? He is caving in to the NC Chamber of Commerce and the Farmers Association to get reelection campaign monies. He is selling out NC citizens for a buck! Tell him NO!!!!!

email address:
phone number: 919-733-3451

Do not agree to veto override of HB351, unless you stick to these documents only:

(1) A North Carolina drivers license issued under Article 2 of Chapter 20 of the General Statutes, including a learner's permit or a provisional license.
(2) A special identification card for nonoperators issued under G.S. 20-37.7.
(3) An identification card issued by a branch, department, agency, or entity of this State, any other state, or the United States.
(4) A United States passport.
(5) An employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the United States government, this State, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of this State.
(6) A United States military identification card.
(7) A tribal identification card.
(8) A North Carolina voter identification card issued under G.S. 163-166.14."

James Johnson

This & That From Our Annual Pippen Reunion

Excellent advertising resulting from the bypass going around Little Washington

Looking for a mate by the grapevines and fruit trees.

Cora, the GG granddaughter of the Master Servant of my GG grandfather, and Dixie.

Evan and Dixie. Best friends beginning in the second grade at Tarboro Edgecombe Academy.

1790 Georgian and 1810 Federal built by my GGG grandfather.

You can only balance on two legs for so long.:)

Gladys, who received the worst whipping of her life as a child at Dixieland. Her parents would go to the fields each day admonishing their children to stay home, but Gladys and her siblings liked to come up the road a short distance and play here, as it was deserted at the time. One day they stayed too late, their father found them and even though they crawled under the foundations to get away, their efforts were for naught!:)

Dixie and Deborah, Evan's mother.

Faded grandeur. I've redone it twice, but kinda' like the way it is now.

Rebel Rouser Corn Likker, 201 Proof, Made In The Backwoods Of The Carolina Hills, "Purity Guaranteed" Zeek's Stillery, King's Mountain, No. Car.

I pray I'm not the last.:)