Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Reining in the Imperial Presidency

My congressman.


Here's a noble - but ultimately doomed - cause. Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina seeks to limit the president's power to launch wars. Citing the lies that led to the disastrous invasion of Iraq, Jones seeks support for a resolution that restores the right of Congress, and only Congress, to declare war.
Think this doesn't affect you? This isn't a debate about legal minutiae, nor is it just about foreign policy. Bruce Fein, an expert in constitutional law, explains how the Chief Executive has mutated into a direct threat against Americans' lives and liberties:
His sights zeroed in on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the passage of which last year laid out provisions for the military detention of Americans on U.S. soil in counter-terrorism operations. “(It) empowers the President to detain any American citizen, on his say-so alone, if you provide substantial assistance to an associated force of a terrorist group,” noting that the government hasn’t even tried to define “substantial assistance” or associated force” when pressed. “That shows you the breadth of the authority that’s authorized by the NDAA — that’s a migration from the war powers usurpation,” Fein insisted, offering other examples of extreme overreach, like spying on Americans without warrant, and the unilateral decision to target individuals — even Americans — with Predator drone strikes.
Sadly, Jones has little support for his resolution, reflecting a lack of interest in a topic most people don't think affects them. Inevitably, an unchecked Chief Executive will use his (or her, if Hillary's grand ambitions come true) power to silence domestic opponents. It's only human nature. Why do I say Jones's cause is doomed? Because the abuse of executive authority isn't an anomaly, nor is it due to the failings of a few individuals. It's a natural outgrowth of an oversized central government. The imperial ruling elite won't be stopped by a toothless resolution, even if Jones managed to get it passed. The only answer is secession. Period.

Keyes to the Republic


'Moon River' crooner Andy Williams dies at age 84


 For many Americans, particularly those on the older — OK, squarer — side of the generation gap, Andy Williams was part of the soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s, with easy-listening hits like "Moon River," the "Love Story" theme and "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" from his beloved Christmas TV specials.

The singer known for his wholesome, middle-America appeal was the antithesis of the counterculture that produced rock and roll.

"The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren't there," Williams once recalled. "Well, I was there all right, but my memory of them is blurred — not by any drugs I took but by the relentless pace of the schedule I set myself."

The entertainer, who died Tuesday night at his Branson home following a yearlong battle with bladder cancer, had a plaintive tenor, boyish features and clean-cut demeanor that helped him outlast many of the decade's rock stars and fellow crooners such as Frank Sinatra and Perry Como. He remained on the charts into the 1970s and continued to perform into his 80s.

Williams became a major star in 1956, the same year as Elvis Presley, with the Sinatra-like swing number "Canadian Sunset." For a time, he was pushed into such Presley imitations as "Lips of Wine" and the No. 1 smash "Butterfly."

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Town turns tables on school prank

Via The Feral Irishman

Whitney Kropp, a free spirit with few friends, was named to the homecoming court as a joke by her classmates, but the tiny farm town of West Branch has rallied around her. 

 High school student Whitney Kropp was shocked earlier this month when she was named to the homecoming court.

Her happy surprise turned to humiliation when she learned the reason. The students thought it would be funny if the popularity contest was won by someone who was unpopular.

Kids pointed at her in the hallways and laughed. The boy who was picked with her withdrew.
Students told her that, in case she was wondering why the boy had dropped out, he was uncomfortable being linked with her.

"I thought I wasn't worthy," said Kropp, 16. "I was this big old joke."

Her embarrassment was complete, but it didn't last long.

This tiny farm town an hour north of Saginaw quickly rallied around her.

U.S. Soldier Survives Taliban Machine Gun Fire During Firefight

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More Confusion: It Comes of Being a West Virginiqn



Fred will be on vacation until early in October, at which point his lies and distortions will resume.

I am sitting here in central Mexico, drinking Padre Kino red, which is thirty-nine cents a trainload Messican wine, and pondering lesife and economics. I may not be entirely coherent. Coherence is an overrated virtue.  Anyway, I cannot understand people in the Unites States. Help me.

The American Dream, the American Drelam, the American Dream. Politicians keep saying it. What is it, for God’s sake? Apparently it’s twenty grand on the Visa, upside down on the mortgage on a shoddily built oversize McMansion in a remote sterile suburb where you don’t know your neighbors, living paycheck to paycheck, no savings, forty-five minute commute to a job you hate in with gas prices rising.  If that’s a dream, better to stay awake.

Why this? I will now enunciate Fred’s Principle which, if adopted, would bring the United States down in about a week and a half.

If you can’t pay for it, don’t buy it.

Fred’ Other Principle, which if enforced would have prevented the subprime rip: If you lend money to people who can’t pay it back, they won’t.

I don’t get it. I’m just a poor West Virginia boy with twelve toes and don’t understand higher learning. I keep hearing these people who say they are economists telling us that we need to Get Back to Economic Growth, and Increase Productivity. How does that work? I figure we need economic shrinkage, need it pretty   desperately, and lots less productivity.

I mean, think about it. We already produce more funny little talking telephones, designer jeans, whaliferous (Whaletous? Whalefic? Anyway, excessively big-ass) SUVs, not to mention houses so big that you have to be sober to find your way around them and with heating bills that make the Saudis very, very happy. Then, since it would never occur to most of us to buy this stuff without being force-fed like a patè goose, we have advertising. Everywhere. Twenty minutes to the hour on the lobotomy box. Matchbo0ok covers. Pop-ups. Billboards. Buy, buy, and buy, ask what later. Americans are The People Who Buy.

Wild thought: What if advertising were outlawed? If you yourself had to decide that you wanted a New! New! Detergent with eight emulsifiers, or Introducing! The New! Smartphone with Auto-texting, send idiotic messages faster and express your personality, if any!

The economy would collapse. It depends on frantic buying. On credit.

Shrinkage. That’s the way to go. Any fool and some congressmen can see it. We already begin to have resource wars. Have you noticed that the Pentagon wants to overthrow evil tyrants and impose democracy only in places with oil or access to it? That China and India have seven times the US population, don’t forget Brazil, and if they develop to the US standard they will need at least another eight times the oil that the US uses? Heah cum de wahs, brethren.

Thing is, politicians, businessmen, and highway robbers think only of the next payoff, and that means that they want more population more to buy more ugly houses and shop at  more malls until…it all collapses. So you can’t say things like:

Half the people use half the resources.

I know that the mathematics of this is abstruse, and involves difficult concepts, such as fractions. Readers under thirty might think of it this way: If you have two Quarter-Pounders with Cheese and ten brainless surfers on a beach in California, they won’t get much to eat per each. But if you have only two brainless surfers, each will get a whole Quarter-Pounder with cheese! Wow! See? Like, far out.

The world is getting woozy. I think it must have something to do with sunspots. They affect the Padre Kino.

It all boils down to boneheadness, perhaps the greatest virtue we have, in contradistinction to Porous-headedness.  The porous-headed (taxonomically Porocephaloids)  wait to be told what they want—“New! New! Four Spices deodorant, with alpha-leptons and six anti-oxidants”—and go buy it, because they have been told that they want it. The boneheaded think, “Screw that. Pack of rat-bag dingalings. What I want….”

So the bonehead think, “What do I really want?” Since he is a bonehead, you cannot tell him how to answer this question. Characteristic of boneheads is that they answer their own questions. This is anti-American, anti-market, and probably anti-all-manner-of-things. The bonehead is supernally uninterested.

So (assuming that he is intelligent) he thinks, “I want to live in a groovy part of a groovy city,” or maybe, “I want to live in isolation in a pine forest in remote New Mexico.” What you think of this decision doesn’t interest him.  He isn’t hostile to you, or even antisocial. He just doesn’t care about New! Softer! Toilet paper from Charmin.  Ooooooh!

So the bonehead thinks, “I like books, but with Kindle and Project Gutenberg and a little larceny, I can get pretty much every book ever written. I like music, but with big drives and memory sticks costing almost nothing, and quite decent speakers going for $250, and a lot of larceny, that’s easy. I’d like a woman, but there are a million superb ones out there, especially outside the US. Housing? If you have a gal you really like, you can live perfectly happily in a small trailer or a fifth wheel, wherever you like.”

Likes and possibilities differ by person, of course. The whole trick is deciding how much you need and what you—you, not Madison Avenue—need to live happily.  But, for a lot of boneheards, it is friends, wife, music, peace, freedom, and that sort of thing.

I would say, learn the angles. And realize your friend. And realize that the system isn’tyour friend. The only question is whether you can suck money out of the government, any government, do it. The only question is whether you can get more out of government than it can get out of you. If your wife is a cultured Mexican, she can teach Spanish by internet to gringos. If you are a lawyer and live in a cheap region, write briefs of contracts or whatever by internet. If you are bright, there are ways. Use them.

I live in Mexico, on Lake Chapala, almost an hour south of Guadalajara. The town is Ajijic, google it. I have friends who live on $1K a month. This is below optimal, but they do it with $350 for rent in a genuinely decent residential hotel, internet and pool included, and eat and read and listen well. These are people of intelligence. They are not suffering.

For this American, that’s a dream. But doable.


Controversial Interview Exposes 5 Signs Stocks Will Collapse in 2013, Hurts Obama’s Re-election Odds

Via Don

“After putting $803,436 in Obama’s campaign coffer, a media giant attempted to keep Americans from seeing the video by banning it from their sites,” stated Aaron DeHoog, the financial publisher who is unapologetic for the release of controversial footage that has gained international attention.

The video DeHoog is referring to is a stunning interview with famed economist Robert Wiedemer, author of the New York Times best-selling book Aftershock.

Wiedemer, best known for correctly predicting the collapse of the U.S. housing market, equity markets, and consumer spending that almost sank the United States during the “Great Recession”, provides disturbing evidence in the video interview for 50 percent unemployment, a 90 percent stock market crash, and 100 percent annual inflation . . . starting as soon as 2013.

When the host of the interview expressed disbelief in Wiedemer’s claims, he calmly displayed five indisputable charts to back up his predictions (click here to see those exact charts).

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1911 5 inch, Right Hand, Black Plain

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John Ainsworth, America’s Remedy Launch Live Webcast Series

John Ainsworth (of America’s Remedy) is partnering with Cliff Muncy to bring you a bi-weekly LIVE webcast covering a wide range of topics. Every other Thursday we’ll bring you discussions on things such as State-rights, America’s Christian foundation, The Civil War and Reconstruction, and what it takes to re-establish a lawful state government. During these discussions, we will also tie in current events and how those events either directly stem from, or relate to the time period when America was overthrown.

These discussions aim to be informative and educational, but are sure to fire up some interesting debate as well! During these live broadcasts, we invite viewers to interact with the program by signing on to the America’s Remedy Livestream chat room. Our moderators make sure your questions and comments are filtered to John and Cliff, and they’ll address them directly live on the air.

Join us on the next episode of the America’s Remedy webcast on Thursday, September 27 beginning at 7:00 PM (EST). We’ll be delving into the issue of State-rights, what they are, who they belong to, and how we can get them back.

The Sexual Exploitation of Underage White Girls: If It's Not About Race What Is It About? & UK Rape Epidemic; Pimping of Underage British Girls by Paki Muslims Continues

Via Ryan

 The Sexual Exploitation of Underage White Girls: If It's Not About Race What Is It About?

Race crime has been in the headlines again. This time, two reports of men from predominantly Muslim communities, sexually exploiting and raping underage white girls. In Rochdale, England, eight men from the British Pakistani community and an Afghan were convicted of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children under the age of 16 and other sexual offences including rape and trafficking for sexual exploitation. The judge said they treated their victims "as though they were worthless and beyond any respect".
It is beyond doubt that these men are predatory rapists with zero respect for females. However, public reaction to the case quickly descended into a debate about racism. Predictably, the BNP and other racist/far-right groups and publications, jumped on the religion and race of the convicted men and their female victims. In addition, many liberal-left commentators rushed to deny the race or culture aspect playing immediately into the hands of racist and misogynist discourse, and leaving themselves open to accusations of double standards. In fact, the gender-hate aspect became so overshadowed by race, that the criminals bizarrely ended up being painted as victims of racism.

Although the Rochdale crimes were predominantly about gender not race, the blurring of 'race' with religion and culture was also at fault. To deny that neither of these was a factor in this particular case is to ignore the root of the problem.


  UK Rape Epidemic; Pimping of Underage British Girls by Paki Muslims Continues

What? No worries:
Thanks to Pamela Geller
UK: Four Muslims arrested for child kidnapping, rape, sex slavery
More child sex trafficking and kidnapping by Muslims. It’s an epidemic in the Muslim community and always involves non-Muslim children.
Four men charged with child abduction ITV News July 15, 2012
Another Mass Muslim child sex trafficking ring, 10 arrested
It speaks to an extraordinarily depraved and brutal culture and ideology that such heinous crimes would be epidemic. Ten Muslim men have been arrested by police on suspicion of committing serious sexual offences following raids across the Bradford district. The arrests were made as part of an ongoing investigation by West Yorkshire Police, which is believed to be linked to child sexual trafficking. 40 more are being hunted.
“These men were enjoying the sex slaves allowed by the Qur’an (men may enjoy ‘what your right hands own,’ 4:3) and Islamic law from among unbelieving women” (here).
“GIRL, 14, VICTIM OF VILE SEX RING“ Daily Star, July 16, 2012

'Fast and Furious' Whitewash by Justice Department


Sometimes, as the saying goes, the truth really is stranger than fiction. There may have been some wild plotlines on "Walker, Texas Ranger," but there was nothing that compares to the scandal surrounding "Fast and Furious" -- the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation that resulted in the loss of a distinguished Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry.

The congressional investigation into "Fast and Furious" has been going on for more than a year, but it was stonewalled by Attorney General Eric Holder, who instead opened an internal investigation by the Department of Justice's inspector general. Tens of thousands of internal Justice Department documents supplied to the inspector general were withheld from Congress, despite having been requested in a lawful subpoena issued by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. This act of stubborn defiance resulted in Holder's becoming the first attorney general to be voted in contempt of Congress. Now Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report finally has been released, but it leaves some critical questions unanswered. Before delving into specifics, let me thank Townhall's Katie Pavlich for her help deciphering the report, as well as her groundbreaking reporting on this issue from day one.

Media accounts surrounding the release of the report had a routine flavor, which was otherworldly in light of the report's contents. The Associated Press reported that "the Justice Department's internal watchdog ... faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico." Oh, is that all?

"Fast and Furious" involved the "walking" of guns into Mexico -- an artful term for gun smuggling that was clearly illegal but nonetheless encouraged. Most of these guns turned up in the hands of drug dealers and known criminals. The ostensible goal of the ATF was to catch these cartel members red-handed with the smuggled guns during crimes in Mexico. Two of the guns that were "walked" into Mexico were found at the crime scene of the killing of Agent Terry, who died in a firefight with drug cartel henchmen.

More @ Townhall

Madonna Endorses Obama: “We Have a Black Muslim in the White House!”


Obama has received another endorsement. It’s from Madonna. It was at one of her concerts last night. We have the audio here. We’ve had to bleep it. It’s got F-bombs in it. It’s got the Lord’s name taken in vain throughout this thing. And a lot of bleeps were required. I wanted you to hear this. Last night at the Verizon Center, this is the well-known pop star Madonna in concert during the show endorsing Obama.
MADONNA: Y’all better f#*king (bleeped) vote for Obama, okay? (edited cheers) For better or for worse, all right?

We have a black Muslim in the White House. (edited cheers) Now that is some s#/t. (bleeped) That’s some amazing s#/t. (bleeped) It means there is hope in this country. And Obama is fighting for gay rights, okay, (edited cheers) so support the man, (bleeped) G-damn-it. (edited cheers)

Carteret County Homeschool shooting team

 I guess completion from publix skool shooting teams will be intense...........::)


I have been speaking with Randy Kell from Newport. He is willing to start a homeschool shooting team (middle school aged-11-14.) He also said with homeschoolers you can actually be a part of it as long as you are not 16 before March.

So...if anyone is interested, this is the basics & if we have enough interested, Randy will hold a meeting for all the logistics.

15 minimum needed...boys or girls,ages...11-14, 6th-8th grade, have to be in Carteret County only. They do skeet, archery, 22 rifle, and orienteering

They compete in March. They will have to have Hunter's Safety Course in order to compete and Randy teaches this as well.

Kids have to supply their own shells

There is no joining fee...just supply own shells & transportation.

They are District 2 which covers Carteret county to Pitt county. They usually only go out of town for competition...which has been in the Hampstead area the last couple of years.

Practice would be held in Newport off Mason town Rd.

So, this is the basics. If interested, please let me know & if we have at least 15 (boys or girls welcome, we can set up a meeting time.


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ANAKONDA 12 - Polish maneuvers

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Berries and Flowers

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Ryan compares NFL refs to officials in Obama budget office

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Tuesday compared the NFL's replacement referees to Obama administration officials.

Ryan, a Wisconsin lawmaker and Green Bay Packer fan, knocked Obama over the missed call by the replacement refs that cost Ryan's team a victory on Monday Night Football.

"You guy watch that Packer game last night?" Ryan said at the top of his remarks at a town hall meeting in Ohio. "I mean give me a break. It is time to get the real refs, and it reminds me of President Obama and the economy: if you can't if you can't get it right, it's time to get out."

"I half think these refs work part time for the Obama administration in the Budget Office," the Wisconsin lawmaker said. (Hilarious!)

More @ The Hill

Forget Free Speech Zones: 'Take Him to That Pen Over There'

Via Nancy

Make no mistake. We are living in an authoritarian police state.

Consider how local law enforcement agencies around the country respond when a group of individuals assembles to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Whether they’re protesting the abdication of individual rights at a Tea Party gathering or the corruption of Wall Street elites at Occupy Protests, the right of the people to assemble is no longer viewed as a Constitutional protection, but rather, a nuisance akin to a swine stampede.

Whether you agree with those who protest one abuse or another, the fact is that if they have the authority to do it to those with ideologies opposed to yours, they can (and will) also do it to you.
In New York this week disillusioned Americans from all walks of like gathered for another year of protests against the corruption on Wall Street.

They were met with fierce resistance from the New York Police Department and were indiscriminately herded into detention cells eloquently described by one  of New York’s finest as “pens,” such as those reserved for livestock:
Two of the seven protesters in the arrest van had blood covering on their faces.

When they got to me, a thuggish bully named Czark looked at the non-NYPD-issued media pass hanging from a lanyard around my neck. He was a White Shirt, or high ranking officer, with between 15 and 20 years on the force, signified by the three arrows on his sleeve.
“You’re press?”
“I’m a journalist.”
“You’re wearing this around your neck, like a press pass though, right?”
I informed him that I was a journalist and that I wasn’t going to say anything else until I spoke with my attorney. He took the press pass off from around my neck.
“This is some bullshit, right? I mean, what, you make this yourself?”
I said nothing, although the pass had been issued by [radio station] WBAI.
He took the pass, which has my photo on it, told me to get back in the van, and said he was going to check with their press department to see if I was a “real” journalist. He returned shortly after to inform me that, “No, you’re not in the database.” He looked at the gentle young cop who would be referred to as my arresting officer and said, “Take him to that pen over there.”

A form of authoritarianism has arrived in the US. I don’t say this because I was arrested, but because to look over the past 11 years and arrive at any other conclusion is delusional. Police routinely pre-arrest activists  before planned actions. Innocent men are held in cages with no hope of freedom.
Source: Truth Out
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Tennessee man shot and killed during Craigslist gun sale

Marguerite's grandaughter, Lauren (Jimmy's daughter) was married in June.  Last Sat. night, her husband was shot and killed in a West Nashville shopping center parking lot. He and his brother-in-law were meeting people they had contacted through Craigslist to sell them handguns.  I just happened to see that David's wife, Marcie, and Cornelia Anne had posted on Facebook.

I confirmed last night by email with Marcie.  She and David were leaving early this morning to go to Nashville for the funeral. His name is John McLean and you can find his obituary online this morning by just Googling his name and TN. Handsome guy.  Funeral tomorrow. 


The suspects, described only as two black men, fled in a car.

A Tennessee man was shot and killed Saturday during a meeting to sell guns to two men who answered an ad on Craigslist.

Joshua McLean, 30, of Nashville, and his brother met the two men at a Nashville shopping center Saturday night, according to a WTVF-TV report.

Joshua McLean's brother told police he heard two gunshots when Joshua got out of his car in the parking lot. Then he found his brother lying between two cars, bleeding. Officials believe Joshua was shot twice in the chest.

The men jumped into a vehicle and drove away. Joshua was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center, where he later died from his wounds.

Police said Joshua and his brother were planning to sell guns, but they were recovered at the scene. The gun used to kill Joshua was not one of his own.

Officers are working with Craigslist to obtain any information on the people who were taking part in the transaction. has a list on its website of items users cannot advertise to sell. The list includes weapons, including "firearms, ammunition, silencers, pellet/BB guns, tear gas or stun guns."