Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Mom Gets $2,500 Ticket After Son, 3, Urinates In Front Yard

Via Battlefield USA

A 3 year old gets his mom in trouble with the law when he gets a ticket from police. Now the little boy's mother will have to pay thousands of dollars for what the toddler did in their own front yard.
Dillan is being potty trained. His mother says he wasn't playing outside and wasn't near the facilities, so he unzipped.

News 9 was told before he could pee, a Piedmont police officer stopped him. It's a bathroom break that cost mom $2,500.

"Dillan pulled down his pants to pee outside. I guess and the cop pulled up and asked for my license and told me he was going to give me a ticket for public urination," the boy's mother, Ashley Warden, said.

"I said really, he is 3 years old, and he said it doesn't matter," said Dillan's grandmother, Jennifer Warden. "[He said] It is public urination. I said we are on our property and he said it's in public view."

The family lives on two-and-a-half acres and says the street is actually quite rural; but they say the officer who cited them parks at the end of their street daily. So they asked why.
"It's a public street and he wants to, so he can," Jennifer Warden said.

More @ News 9

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Via Ryan


Philly poll workers partially cover Obama mural after court order, leaving logo and quote in view

Via NC Renegade

Workers at a Philadelphia polling place, after being ordered by a judge to cover up a mural of President Obama "in its entirety," slapped up a few pieces of paper that only partially covered his image -- while leaving the Obama campaign logo and a quote from the current president in full view for voters.

The judge's orders followed a wave of complaints from Republican officials concerned the giant image of the president could influence voters at the site, a school in Ward 35.

The mural, positioned behind the voting machines, contains the words "change!" and "hope," along with a quote from the president and painting of him. Poll workers only covered up part of the mural, though, leaving the Obama campaign logo and other parts of the image visible, as well as the Obama quote.

Poll workers claimed only the face had to be covered.

Republicans quickly drew attention to the image Tuesday morning, with one Mitt Romney spokesman tweeting: "Voters in Philly's Ward 35 are being forced to cast their ballots next to this."

More @ Fox

Justice Scalia: “I Don’t Know That I’m Optimistic” About Restoring Original Understanding Of Constitution

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says he is not very confident that the Constitution can be restored to its original meaning and intent following the 2012 term.
In discussing his new book Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, Scalia likened himself as the Lord of the Rings character “Frodo” who continues to fight the good fight uncertain of whether he will win in the end.
In discussing the book at Stanford University, Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institution quoted from the book:
“Originalism does not always provide an easy answer, or even a clear one. Originalism is not perfect. But it is more certain than any other criterion, and it is not too late to restore a strong sense of judicial fidelity to texts.”
His question to Scalia was, “This book, for that matter your entire career, represents a sustained, determined effort at restoration. Are you optimistic? How’s the project coming?”
Scalia responded, “That’s an unfair question, especially after last term. I dissented in the last 6 cases announced last term. So I don’t know. I don’t know that I’m optimistic. The fight is worth fighting, win or lose. You know, [like] Frodo in the Lord of the Rings.”

72% of Small Business Owners Pick Romney–How Will You Vote?

This is it, folks. Today is Election Day, 2012. It seems like it’s been said about every election, but this is truly the most important presidential election in our lifetimes. This election will decide if we regain our standing as the world economic superpower, or we continue to fall down the rabbit hole to wonderland (also known as Greece).

This election is not only about independents, but base voters as well. This election is about the middle class and the wealthy, big business and small business, men and women, young and old. This election will set the course for every American, not just a particular voting block.
Pundits on both sides are trying to convince you to vote for the candidate they think is best. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Alex Wagner and Lawrence O’Donnell continue to race and gender bait; trying to tie anything Romney says into a pre-constructed narrative about Republican hatred of minorities and women. Ann Coulter, Laura Ingram, and Rush Limbaugh continue to dissect the liberal agenda with a scalpel, preaching to a choir and to the deaf ears of half the electorate. But how will you cast your vote?

Strip away everything else: the polls, the slogans, the mud-slinging and the opinion makers. If there is one person or type of person who’s opinion you trust, who would it be? For me, it’s small business owners; they are the drivers of the economy. Those of them who are successful clearly know what business needs in order to thrive.

U.S Voters Don’t Know Who Elects the President

2006 Dodge Viper SRT/10 Coupe First Edition Hennessey Prepared 'Fly Navy' Venom 1000


Consider that it takes an Indy car about 2 laps of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - 5 miles - to warm up to its top speed of approximately 220 MPH.

Hold that thought while we point out that for Road & Track’s 2007 Speed Kings cover feature shootout at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California, this 2006 Hennessey Venom 1000 Twin Turbo Viper tore off a 0-to-200 MPH blast of 20.3 seconds, in just 3488 feet – less than three quarters of a mile! Even better, it reached 220.9 MPH in the standing mile to take the win in R&T’s first annual “Drag Race for Supercars.” No anomaly, that feat; the car turned in the same blistering performance for features in Motor Trend and Germany’s Auto Bild.

One of only 24 Hennessy Venom 1000 Vipers built, its secret is the twin turbocharged V-10 that calibrates launches with a computer-regulated progressive power delivery that starts at 800 horsepower and increases to its peak of 1,100 beginning at 120 MPH. Summing up his experience in piloting this “Fly Navy” rocket for Road & Track’s feature story, veteran race driver Steve Millen opined, "I'd say the Hennessey Viper is by far the most spectacular car I've driven today.”
High praise indeed, but completely justified for a car that can trailer practically anything else on the road – or the runway!

Counter Insurgency and the Regular Army


During the Cold War the US Army and US Marine Corps pushed to Special Forces and Force Recon the job of "counter guerilla" and "counter insurgent."

When facing the Russian Bear at sometimes spitting distances the Top Brass had to prioritize men, equipment, and training.  The choice they made emphasized conventional fire and maneuver tactics to support two strategic goals, 1. Prevent war by maintaining a professional Army ready to respond at a moments notice, and 2. In the event of failure of Goal #1, win on the field of battle.

During the Cold War units from SOCOM did all the "back of nowhere brush wars" that were not on the strategic radar of our national interests.  Green Berets deployed all over South America fighting Communism and Drug Cartels, and South America has been relatively stable as a result.  The low level insurgency in the Philippines has seen constant US support to the legitimate Filipino government.  You could say that Green Berets have been going after MILF since the 1980s.  (Get your head out of the gutter, MILF is the Moro Islamic Liberation Front).

The doctrine, tactics, and strategies embraced by Regular Army Combat Arms Officers was highly efficient (and still is) at creating leaders who could win tactical engagements on the field of battle.  We saw how this failed to work in Vietnam, where Counter Insurgency (COIN) was actively discouraged by top Army brass.

The British Army, with a long heritage of "Empire Policemen" to live up to, did not divorce the function of "counter insurgent" from their Regular Officers, and taught that civil support via military operations is a legitimate function of the Regular Army.  Comparing the British response to the insurgency in Malaya against the American response to Vietnam as John Nagl did in "Learning to eat soup with a knife" makes it clear that if the Regular Army wants to be good at counter insurgency, it has to maintain a tradition of counter insurgency in the regular Army.

Early in the Vietnam conflict Green Berets were generally doing what we consider "effective COIN tactics" in building up local security, supporting the local villages, and growing the native forces to deal with the insurgents.

Disclaimer - A reality check

Well, I have to be careful what I post, because I currently serve in the USAR. The reason I have not posted for a few days is because I was just away on a three day 'Battle Assembly'.  We were supposed to be parachuting, but the three aircraft dropped to one and then the final one was taken away to help with all those who failed to prep in the New Jersey area...that's a different topic.

So, we did some training locally. Because of all that I have read in recent months about ghastly government plans, FEMA armored vehicles etc, I was mindful of that as we drove through the local neighborhoods in our Humvees. We had occasion to stop and do some 'hearts and minds' with the local population, with a dog that had escaped its yard. As I knocked on the door in the early morning in my ACUs and tactical vest, I was mindful of the news I have seen related to SWAT teams arresting grandmas, cops Tazing 10 year olds, FEMA armored vehicles and all that. I did not want to be seen in that way. I was very sensitive to it, maybe too sensitive. It went well, I frightened no-one, and the lady was grateful for the return of her dog. I was polite, and backtracked out of there, visualizing photos and news articles about federal troops conducting house to house search operations in the local neighborhood.

Now, I am open to the potential for abuse of power, should we continue the slide towards a police surveillance state, Indeed, one of the reasons that I have not posted much lately is that I am currently writing a fiction book with the premise that we are in a civil war, post economic collapse, between Constitutional Patriots and a totalitarian Regime. In that scenario, some veterans are fighting with the resistance, others continue to serve in the Regime forces. I also see these posts about abuse of power by law enforcement, lack of accountability, and it worries and sickens me. So I am writing this not to argue against the potential or reality of such possible outcomes. I am writing to inject some good common sense.

More @ Max Velocity

Announcing The Fifth Southern National Congress

Alabama LS Bulding Project - Fifth Southern National CongressIt is my pleasure to announce that the 2012 - Fifth Southern National Congress - will be held in the Alabama LS culture center and headquarters in Wallsboro (Elmore County), Alabama, on 15-16 March 2013 (Friday-Saturday).

The LS building is located on US Hwy. 231 north of Montgomery, the first Capital of the Confederacy. 

The Fifth Congress will be the most important yet. As our country continues to deteriorate right in front of eyes, we are reminded daily why we became delegate.  

Click here to download a pdf format registration form and here to download a Microsoft Word registration form. Please complete form, attach check and mail to the address on the form.
Each delegate will make their own lodging reservations. See list below for lodging information.

Lodging in Wetumpka/Prattville/Millbrook area.

These are all within a few miles of our building and I-65:

Motel 231
8531 US Hwy. 231
Wetumpka, Ala. 36092
(334) 567-9316
Key West Inn
2455 US Hwy. 231
Wetumpka, Ala. 36092
(334) 567-2227
Quality Inn
797 Business Park Dr.
Prattville, Ala. 36066
(334) 365-6003
798 Business Park Dr.
Prattville, Ala. 36066
(334) 361-2007
La Quinta Inn & Suites
261 Interstate Commercial
Park Loop
Prattville, Ala. 36066
(866) 670-5933
Super 8
639 Malwest St.
Prattville, Ala. 36066
(334) 365-7250

If you are not a Southern National Congress delegate and live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas or Virginia click the button below for a Delegate Application.
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A spoof of a "a commercial I heard on the radio."

Via Matthew

Romney Wins in a Landslide (at Least in Israel): What it Means

Via Peter


On the election map, the State of Israel is not just blue and white; it is solidly red.
The Presidential election results are in.  Well, at least the votes from Americans in Israel.  Not one to keep readers in suspense, I’ll reveal the most important numbers up front: Gov. Mitt Romney received 85%–85%!–of the vote; President Obama managed only 14.3%.  This,  according to exit polling just released by iVoteIsrael, the non-partisan group promoting and facilitating voting by U.S. citizens currently in Israel.  Their statistics reveal some fascinating results.  More importantly, these results have implications for the outcome of next week’s election.  (Again, not to keep you in suspense: those implications favor the Republicans.)

First, that 85% should be seen in a broader perspective.  Israel has become a “red state” through such a solidly Republican vote.  In fact, if Israel were in the United States, it would be the “reddest” state in the entire country.  Redder, even, than Utah, or Wyoming or Oklahoma.  Significantly redder.  That should be a startling development for the Democrats, who once owned the pro-Israel vote.
Second, that 14% for Obama is 40% lower than the vote he received from Israel in 2008.  That should worry his campaign.  Even if his support in the Jewish community in America has eroded by only half that much, he may have trouble clearing the 60% mark.  An interesting historical note: for almost a century, every Republican candidate who received 30% or more of the Jewish vote was victorious–and it looks like Romney will win well over 30%.

Third, the total vote from Israel–80,000 ballots–is huge.  That’s about 25% of all ballots cast from all expat communities combined, which together have 20 times as many Americans as Israel has.  It also represents 50% of eligible voters in Israel, a participation rate fully ten times that of Americans in the rest of the world.  That’s an incredible rate considering the cumbersome process of registration and absentee ballot application and mailing faced by each individual Israel-based voter.  It’s also more than double the number of ballots ever cast before from Israel.

That suggests that the Israel-based voters–who overwhelmingly voted Romney–were unusually highly motivated to vote.  Compare that to the 5% participation rate in the rest of the world–voters who lean towards Obama–and quite a contrast emerges between the relative levels of motivation to vote between supporters of each candidate.  This appears to be an extreme example something U.S. polls now show: higher motivation to vote corresponds to higher likelihood of voting for Romney.  And motivation correlates with turnout.  That is a doubly good sign for Republicans.

USA: Generic soft drink names

Via Christine Boyett Barr

Former SEALs, Special Forces to observe, report Black Panthers at polling places

Via Don
 Black Panthers ini Ohio

On Tuesday, Breitbart.com reported that retired Navy SEAL Ben Brink told Fox News that he is reaching out to former special operations personnel to help monitor polls, especially in areas where voter intimidation has been reported.

“The nation saw the video of members of the Black Panthers in Philadelphia intimidating people trying to vote in 2008. We are going to try and make certain that nothing like that happens this year,” he said on the Larry Mendte show, according to a report at Phillymag.com.
"Don’t let the bravado fool you," Mendte wrote. "The mission, according to the Captain, is to observe and report, not to engage. 'We are going to watch for intimidation, videotape it, if possible, and report it to the proper authorities'.”

"Brink claims to have over a hundred former Army Rangers, Navy Seal, Delta Force, Green Berets and others who have volunteered for duty. The idea of Navy Seals and Black Panthers getting into it at a Philly polling site gives a whole new incentive for casting a ballot," the report added.
“Our guys aren’t easily intimidated,” Brink added.

More @ Examiner

8 poll shenanigan links

Via Stu


America Is Two Countries, Not on Speaking Terms


 "I here declare my unmitigated hatred to Yankee rule--to all political, social and business connection with the Yankees and to the Yankee race. Would that I could impress these sentiments, in their full force, on every living Southerner and bequeath them to every one yet to be born! May such sentiments be held universally in the outraged and down-trodden South, though in silence and stillness, until the now far-distant day shall arrive for just retribution for Yankee usurpation, oppression and atrocious outrages, and for deliverance and vengeance for the now ruined, subjugated and enslaved Southern States!

And now with my latest writing and utterance, and with what will be near my latest breath, I here repeat and would willingly proclaim my unmitigated hatred to Yankee rule--to all political, social and business connections with Yankees, and the perfidious, malignant and vile Yankee race."


You know who won the election (or whether we face another Florida 2000), and as I write I don't.    
But whether Barack Obama is re-elected to a second term or Mitt Romney is elected the 45th president, the contours of their support during this fiercely fought campaign show that we live in Two Americas.    

The culturally cohesive America of the 1950s that some of us remember, usually glossing over racial segregation and the civil rights movement, is no longer with us and hasn't been for some time.    
That was an America of universal media, in which everyone watched one of three similar TV channels and newscasts every night. Radio, 1930s and 1940s movies, and 1950s and early 1960s television painted a reasonably true picture of what was typically American.
That's not the America we live in now. Niche media has replaced universal media.     

One America listens to Rush Limbaugh; the other to NPR. Each America has its favorite cable news channel. As for entertainment, Americans have 100-plus cable channels to choose from, and the Internet provides many more options.    

Bill Bishop highlighted the political consequences of this in his 2008 book, "The Big Sort." He noted that in 1976 only 27 percent of voters lived in counties carried by one presidential candidate by 20 percent or more. In 2004, nearly twice as many, 48 percent, lived in these landslide counties. That percentage may be even higher this year.    

We're more affluent than we were in the 1950s (if you don't think so, try doing without your air conditioning, microwaves, smartphones and Internet connections). And we have used this affluence to seal ourselves off in the America of our choosing while trying to ignore the other America.    
We tend to choose the America that is culturally congenial. Most people in the San Francisco Bay area wouldn't consider living in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, even for much better money. Most Metroplexers would never relocate to the Bay Area.  

More @ Rasmussen

Obama Internal Poll Has Campaign Worried: Tied in Michigan



The Obama campaign’s internal polling data — their final polling data — has them “for the first time worried,” a Democratic source familiar with the campaign tells Newsmax.

“They are going like YIKES! after they saw the Michigan numbers this morning,” the source said.

The Obama poll finds Michigan tied, which has the Obama camp “scratching their heads.”

Here’s the rundown of the Obama internals:

  • Michigan TIED
  • Pennsylvania Obama +3: “Not a good sign, Obama was leading there by 10 points two weeks ago and Romney is rallying voters there today.”
  • Ohio Obama +2: “Romney is definitely closing the gap.”
  • Virginia Obama +2: “They feel they have it, Obama wins Virginia.”
  • Colorado Obama +3
  • New Hampshire TIED
  • Florida “They’ve conceded it to Romney.”
“This is really not good, things are not trending their way,” the source said.

Black Panthers Return to Philly, GOP Tossed Out UPDATE: FIGHT

Via Stu

UPDATE: Confirmed report of a fight in a poll at 10th & Chew. Ward 49, Div 7. Democrats were trying to forcibly remove GOP poll inspector. 

The Philadelphia GOP is reporting that court appointed Minority (read GOP) Inspectors are being thrown out of polling locations in several Wards.

Reports on the ground indicate the Black Panthers are at polling locations.

These Inspectors are election officials – again, court appointed — and are reportedly being thrown out by the Head Judges of Elections (these Judges are elected Democrats) .

This has happened at the following locations:

Ward 32, Div 13
Ward 43, Div 14
Ward 56, Div 1
Ward 56, Div 22
Ward 32, Div 28
Ward 32, Div 28
Ward 12, Div 17
Ward 39, Div 1
Ward 24, Div 9
Ward 18, Div 25
Ward 43, Div 14
Ward 29, Div 18
Ward 65, Div 19
Ward 20, Div 1
Ward 6, Div 11
More @ Breitbart