Sunday, October 21, 2012

Barbies, Ghostbusters and the Pier

 $15.00 off Ebay.  A stroke of luck.

 To the rescue @ The Crystal Coast Con

Shoulder to shoulder from the yellow sign to the beach



by Tim Manning

Civil confrontations by private citizens with various levels of government agencies and "law-enforcement" agencies and officers have multiplied exponentially in the USA during the last 150 years as egalitarian socialism has destroyed (notice the use of the past tense here) the moral and legal constitutional rights of USA citizens.

The SCV, the UDC, Southern history and heritage societies, the League of the South, the Southern National Congress, Pro-Life and othervery valuable Southern political activist groups remain, all too often, joyfully reconstructed and unknowingly ignorant in keeping their members uninformed and ignorant concerning American laws that could benefit them in their freedom of speech, public assemblies and other activist events that seek to educate the general public about their particular social, moral and political issues. This problem is exacerbated by almost their unanimous dependence upon willing and well-meaning volunteers, meaning unpaid staff, who are not trained professionals with leadership and administrative skills, even when those volunteers may be local church leaders, attorneys or university professors.

This is especially important for "national" and multinational organizations that operate in more than one city, state, region or country. This unfortunate situation often prevails in our movements because of the limited number of people from which to select willing volunteers.

The failure here is almost always NOT DUE to any lack of positive intent and overwhelmingly good will by those who head our various organizations, SCV Camps, etc. Too often skilled people are either not motivated to "serve" the good causes they have joined, because of overwhelming responsibilities in our businesser and/or in our family responsibilities. In the case of Southern organizations there is professional, skilled and well-trained opposition at all levels of society.

Freedom of thought, freedom of religion, freedom of speech and freedom of public assembly are specialty areas of American jurisprudence. It is more important than ever that ALL focused special interest religious and Southern groups and their staff receive systematic professional education and regular updates in many areas of our possible influence; in this case, especially training and updating on our legal and moral rights and how to relate to the various levels of law enforcement. Our activities are often more limited and less effective because we do ot understand due process and the legal means available to us. Leadership in most of our Southern organizations that are largely staffed by volunteers who means well, but are not professionally trained for leadership and administrative skills, do not understand the importance of this kind of training, and are relying on their personal judgement and experience which is not sufficient in the American centralized statist society.

My son Christopher recently gave testimony in the NC State courts questioned by the NC State Attorney Generals representing attorney (DA). One of the questions the DA for the State of NC asked my son was "Don't know that you have to do whatever a law-enforcement officer instructs you to do?" My said "No, I do not. It is usually prudent to do so, but increasingly more often it is a violation of my constitutional rights to do so which in the kind of work I do could endanger the lives of others as well as my own life." My son was correct and the NC Superior Court Judge soon instructed the DA about the error of her thinking on this issue. My son had sued the NC Department of Issurance over some important issues that affected his work, and without the expense and benefits of hiring a professional attorney to represent him he won his case. We were told that this was the first case of its kind in the State of North Carolina, and possibly the first of its kind in any State. He broke new legal ground that led to the termination of some staff in that department.

Attorneys generally may specialize in some single area of law. We make a mistake to think that they know more than they really know, even in their specialized areas. My son is 23 years old and knew more about his constitutional rights than did this DA and more than most judges know. My son has a very creative mind and has had specialized training in this area of North Carolina law.

What I am saying is that it is exceedingly unlikely that things are going to improve for those of us in American society who are "distinctively" and "self-consciously" Southern in our culture and constitutional points of view about the governance of our people who deserve freedom and liberty unless we get more serious about support and leadership in our Southern organizations that assert such reasonable positions.

Confident incompetence and arrogant ignorance, no matter how willing and well-meaning, are not enough to faithfully fulfill the wonderfully magnificent Gospel commission given to God's people, not is it enough to help our Southern people survive in this centralized totalitarian state muchless bequeath to our children a country and a form of governance that values and practices the great principles of freedom and liberty. My generation has failed the generation of my children and grandchildren, but we can do better and we have a spiritual obligation to do better than we now do and have done in the past. Before we can convince others of the righteousness of our cause we need to get ourselves better trained, better led and better organized.

Storybook endings


More photos from the Convoy of Tears

.........the leading part of our convoy got through the ambush point under a screen of supporting fire. But the tail end had to leave the road and pass through the jungle. I was in the tail end. Communists armed with our weapons and Communist B-41 rockets and AK-47 rifles shot into the convoy, while their artillery struck from all directions. Many trucks were hit by shells and burst into flames and exploded. The trucks were crammed with women, children, and old people. They fell everywhere. Those who walked fell to machine gun bullets. Their blood flowed in tiny streams. The roaring artillery, crackling small arms, screams of the dying and crying of the children combined into a single voice from hell.

The Rangers resisted all night, permitting the tail end of the convoy to flee into the jungle.
At last, 200 of us succeeded in climbing up Chu Del hill, about six miles from Cheo Reo, 210 miles north of Saigon. Helicopters contacted us and moved in for rescue. The operation was difficult, because Chu Del is a narrow and steep hill. Finally, in an operation that evening and the next morning, 200 people were lifted out and rescued."

 More heart rendering stories @ 


I have three pages of four from a Saigon English language newspaper I carried with me on the evacuation and I have no idea in the world what happened to the fourth, but it is a heartrending account of a Vietnamese reporter who was in the midst of this disaster. His continual recitations of  the Americans, Koreans and others who had lost their lives in the defense of South Vietnam which had now been for naught is depressing to say the least.  One of the most powerful pieces I have ever read and it kills me to this day whenever I think of it. 


 Some 400,000 civilians, 60,000 ARVN, and 7,000 Rangers began the attempted escape to the sea.
By the time that the last straggling men, women, and children had reached Tuy Hoa on the coast; 300,000 civilians, 40,000 ARVN, and 6,300 Rangers were missing, never to be accounted for.

1975 Vietnamese Mother Wails Over Body of Her Child in Da Nang

 Refugees from the Central Highlands run for rescue helicopters to evacuate them to safety


Never-seen-before cache of Hood’s papers show he shouldn’t be blamed for the military debacle at Spring Hill.


Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood, often blamed for the Confederacy’s staggering loss during the battles of Franklin and Nashville, might finally get his due 148 years later.

A never-seen-before cache of Hood’s personal papers — including handwritten notes, letters and field orders written by Hood and other Civil War luminaries — is now being pored over by historians who say they paint a fuller, more sympathetic picture of Hood.

Sam Hood, a retired West Virginia businessman and “collateral descendant” of the general, and Eric Jacobson, Battle of Franklin Trust chief operating officer, discussed the papers on Friday. They are in the midst of transcribing the letters and documents.

Sam Hood was writing a book about Gen. Hood’s career when he was contacted by a son of one of the general’s granddaughters living in Pennsylvania. The family showed Sam Hood boxes of papers that he said contain documents from a who’s who of the Civil War, including Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and Union Gen. William T. Sherman.
Many believed Gen. Hood’s personal papers were thrown out after his 1879 death from yellow fever.
“Everybody thought they were gone, but they weren’t gone,” Sam Hood said. “They’d been somewhere all the time, and now we know where they are.”

Sunset Lakes Elementary School's Confederate Flag Display Prompts Petition (POLL)


Confederate Flag Sunset Lakes Elementary 

A South Florida mom is not happy with a history exhibition at her child's elementary school.
Tina Meadows is asking Sunset Lakes Elementary School in Miramar to remove a Confederate flag on display in a school hallway, the Miami Herald reports.

The controversial flag is encased on the wall along with other historical flags including a 36-star Union flag, 1814 flag, 1861 "Stars and Bars" Confederate flag, a flag from the U.S. Capitol and a Sept. 11 memorial flag.

More with poll @ Huff Post

Obama Campaign Borrows $15M from Bank of America


Obama For America took out a $15 million loan from Bank of America last month, according to the campaign’s October monthly FEC report. The loan was incurred on September 4 and is due November 14, eight days after the election. OFA received an interest rate of 2.5% plus the current Libor rate.

Warren Buffett, Obama donor and namesake of the infamous “Buffett Rule,” invested $5 billion in Bank of America last year in an effort to help the ailing financial institution. Last month, two weeks after OFA took out the loan, Bank of America announced a plan that would lay off 16,000 workers by the end of the year.

A sermon on Radical Islam

Via Bill


Let me mince no words in saying that from Fort Hood to Bali, from Times Square to London , from Madrid to Mumbai, from 9/11 to Gaza , the murderers, the barbarians are radical Islamists.

To camouflage their identity is sedition.  To excuse their deeds is contemptible.  To mask their intentions is unconscionable.


I thought long and I thought hard on whether to deliver the sermon I am about to share.  We all wish to bounce happily out of shul on the High Holidays, filled with warm fuzzies, ready to gobble up our brisket, our honey cakes and our kugel.  We want to be shaken and stirred – but not too much.  We want to be guilt-schlepped – but not too much.  We want to be provoked but not too much.  We want to be transformed but not too much.

I get it, but as a rabbi I have a compelling obligation, a responsibility to articulate what is in my heart and what I passionately believe must be said and must be heard.  And so, I am guided not by what is easy to say but by what is painful to express.  I am guided not by the frivolous but by the serious.  I am guided not by delicacy but by urgency.

We are at war.  We are at war with an enemy as savage, as voracious, as heartless as the Nazis but one wouldn’t know it from our behavior. During WWII we didn’t refer to storm troopers as freedom fighters.  We didn’t call the Gestapo, militants.   We didn’t see the attacks on our Merchant Marine as acts by rogue sailors.  We did not justify the Nazis rise to power as our fault.  We did not grovel before the Nazis, thumping our hearts and confessing to abusing and mistreating and humiliating the German people.
We did not apologize for Dresden , nor for The Battle of the Bulge, nor for El Alamein , nor for D-Day.

Evil – ultimate, irreconcilable, evil threatened us and Roosevelt and Churchill had moral clarity and an exquisite understanding of what was at stake.  It was not just the Sudetenland, not just Tubruk, not just Vienna , not just Casablanca .  It was the entire planet.  Read history and be shocked at how frighteningly close Hitler came to creating a Pax Germana on every continent.

Not all Germans were Nazis – most were decent, most were revolted by the Third Reich, most were good citizens hoisting a beer, earning a living and tucking in their children at night.  But, too many looked away, too many cried out in lame defense – I didn’t know.”  Too many were silent. Guilt absolutely falls upon those who committed the atrocities, but responsibility and guilt falls upon those who did nothing as well.  Fault was not just with the goose steppers but with those who pulled the curtains shut, said and did nothing.

In WWII we won because we got it.  We understood who the enemy was and we knew that the end had to be unconditional and absolute.  We did not stumble around worrying about offending the Nazis.  We did not measure every word so as not to upset our foe.  We built planes and tanks and battleships and went to war to win….. to rid the world of malevolence.

We are at war… yet too many stubbornly and foolishly don’t put the pieces together and refuse to identify the evil doers.  We are circumspect and disgracefully politically correct.

From Federated Republic to Great National Consolidated Democracy

On February 19, 1847, Senator John C. Calhoun stated that “the day that the [political] equilibrium between the two sections of the country….is destroyed is a day that will not be far removed from political revolution, anarchy, civil war, and widespread disaster.” On the next day he said: “We know what we are about, we foresee what is coming, and move with no other purpose but to protect our portion of the Union from the greatest of calamities….”

Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"

From Federated Republic to Great National Consolidated Democracy:

“But while [territorial acquisition, immigration and political representation] measures were destroying the equilibrium between the two sections, the action of the government was leading to a radical change in its character, by concentrating all the power of the system in itself.

[It] would not be difficult to show that the process commenced at an early period of the government, and that it proceeded, almost without interruption, step by step, until it absorbed virtually its entire powers….That the government claims, and practically maintains, the right to decide in the last resort, as to the extent of its powers, will scarcely be denied by any one conversant with the political history of the country.

That it also claims the right to resort to force to maintain whatever power it claims, against all opposition, is equally certain. Indeed, it is apparent, from what we daily hear, that this has become the prevailing and fixed opinion of a great majority of the community. Now, I ask, what limitation can possibly be placed upon the powers of a government claiming and exercising such rights?

And, if none can be, how can the separate governments of the States maintain and protect the powers reserved to them by the Constitution, or the people of the several States maintain those which are reserved to them, and, among others, the sovereign powers by which they ordained and established not only their separate State Constitutions and governments, but also the Constitution and government of the United States?

But, if they have no constitutional means of maintaining them against the right claimed by this government, it necessarily follows that they hold them at its pleasure and discretion, and that all the powers of the system are in reality concentrated in it. It also follows that the character of the government has been changed in consequence from a federal republic, as it originally came from the hands of the framers, into a great national consolidated democracy.

It has indeed, at present, all the characteristics of the latter, and not one of the former, although it still retains its outward form.”

(The Life of John C. Calhoun, Gustavus M. Pinckney, Walker, Evans & Cogswell, 1903, pp. 178-179)

BREAKING: Mass shooting near Brookfield Square Mall near Milwaukee


According to our sister station WISN in Milwaukee, there is a "mass casualty" shooting near the Brookfield Square Mall.

Police have alerted area hospitals to handle multiple shooting victims.

Authorities are looking for the subject.  He is described as a bald, black male, about 6-1' and weighting 270 pounds.  The subject is from Brown Deer and driving a 2003 Black Mazda.

More @ WAOW

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Operation Z ft. Chris Costa - Official Trailer

Via grossfater_m

Counting All the U.S. Government's Regulations

Via Don

The Mercatus Center has launched a new web app, RegData:
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is proud to announce the launch of a breakthrough database that provides a dramatically improved measure of the federal regulatory burden.
RegData is the first database to count the actual number of restrictions in the Code of Federal Regulations, as opposed to the former method of simply counting total pages. The interactive tool enables a far more focused view of the regulatory burden by measuring the growth of regulation by industry. While previous methods provided an idea of the growth of overall regulation, they told nothing about how those regulations affected specific sectors in the economy.
Here are the results in looking at the growth in the total number of regulations since 1997:

Mercatus Center RegData: All Regulatory Restrictions, 1997-2010 

More @ Townhall

DHS Inspector General: ‘80 Percent Increase’ in Cross-Border Tunnels Since 2008

Drug Tunnel
In its final report on Customs and Border Protection’s strategy to address illicit cross-border tunnels issued Sept. 26, 2012, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security said there has been an 80 percent increase in the “tunnel activity” since 2008.

“Since 1990, law enforcement officials have discovered more than 140 tunnels that have breached the U.S. border, with an 80 percent increase in tunnel activity occurring since 2008,” the report stated in its executive summary.

“Illicit cross-border tunnels along the southwest border of the United States represent a significant and growing threat to border security,” the summary stated. “Criminals primarily use the tunnels to transport illegal narcotics into the United States.

More @  CNS

Pensioner assauted by thugs in England