Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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The Track They Call Too Tuff To Tame!


Rust free 71 Plymouth Scamp for sale.

408 Stroker Short Block from Speedomotive with Hensley's Performance Stage III Edelbrock Aluminum Heads.

500HP on Pump Gas. 727 transmission with 5000 stall converter. 

Multiple Event winning car. 9inch Ford rear with Spool and 410 gears. 

Ladder Bar rear with Mini-tubs. Centerline Wheels. 

Car comes with extra matching fiberglass hood, Quick removable exhaust, plus extra rear wheels with street tires.

Congressmen Demand DHS Explain 1.6 Billion Bullets Purchase

 dhs ammo

Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) has come out and demanded that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano explain why the Department of Homeland Security has been engaging in huge amounts of purchases of ammunition over the past year. Rep. Lance has called on Congress to get involved in ascertaining DHS’ stockpiling of ammunition which is enough to wage a 20 year plus war, which has most certainly caused a shortage in the public market.

“I think Congress should ask the Department about both of those issues and I would like a full explanation as to why that has been done and I have every confidence that the oversight committee ….should ask those questions,” said Lance.

“Congress has a responsibility to ask Secretary Napolitano as to exactly why these purchases have occurred,” added the New Jersey congressman.

Lance said the he was “concerned” and that he wanted to make sure that Americans continued to live in a country that was based upon freedom and individual rights. He also hoped that DHS would step forward and answer the question candidly.

Congressman Lance is not the only representative in Washington asking ‘Big Sis’ why she is purchasing large amounts of ammunition. We Are Change’s Luke Rudkowski interviewed Congressman Timothy Huelscamp (R-KS) at the 2013 CPAC on his decision to vote against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and also asked they also discussed Obama’s Disposition Matrix and the large ammunition purchases made by the DHS.

Justice Whistleblower Warns Senate on Labor Pick

Via NC Renegade


Former DOJ employee cautions Senate against confirming ‘extreme’ nominee Perez 

 The Department of Justice whistleblower who resigned over the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case said President Barack Obama’s labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez is the “most extreme cabinet nominee in 70 years.”

J. Christian Adams, who worked for Perez at the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, sent a stern warning to the U.S. Senate about Perez’s policies.

“Different business groups who don’t think the nominee matters should pay close attention to Perez’s record,” Adams said in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon. “People like Perez are very skillful at creatively ignoring the law to suit their own ends.”

Adams resigned from the Department of Justice in 2010 following the dismissal of voter intimidation charges against two members of the New Black Panther Party who had brandished weapons outside of a Philadelphia election center two years earlier. He wrote a tell-all book exposing the racial politics of the Civil Rights Division under Perez.

A newly unveiled inspector general (IG) report on the division found that Perez interpreted voting protection laws “to not cover white citizens.”

Adams said the IG report confirmed what he had been saying about the Civil Rights division since his resignation.

“Here is the chief official for civil rights violating the letter of the law to not protect certain people,” Adams said. “He not only harbors this mindset, he facilitates it throughout the division. There are a number of people who share that worldview in powerful positions right now.”

Chart Of The Day: Housing Starts - Found In Seasonal Translation... Again

Via NC Renegade


 Today, we got more great news on the housing front as housing starts rose from an upward revised 910K (was 890K) to 917K, modestly beating expectations of a 915K print. This was a blistering number, and as the mainstream media will have you know, was the second highest since early 2008, lower only compared to the very amusing 982K starts recorded in the dead of winter in December of 2012. All of this would be great if it didn't have one rather profound two-word caveat: "seasonally-adjusted." What happens when one strips away the Arima-X-12 seasonal adjustments? We have the answer! As the chart below shows, when one maps the seasonal pattern in the winter, the November-February three month period, one gets the following chart....

... What one doesn't get, is how a 0.2K increase in not-seasonally adjusted housing starts (from 62.2K to 62.4) manifests itself in a 76K surge in seasonally adjusted house starts.
We are confident the government's assorted propaganda outlets will promptly explain...

He hath Risen - Elvis that is:)

Via Cousin Colby

First European To Win 'The Ultimate Elvis Impersonator'

Ben Portsmouth and his band, 'Taking Care of Elvis', present an amazing tribute to the King of Rock and Roll, with his looks, style and fantastic voice which will set hearts racing and feet taping. 

In the blink of your eyes you’ll be taken back to what it was like to see, hear and experience the young and sexy Elvis when he first burst on to the U.S. music scene in 1954 right through to 1977. 

Ben Portsmouth’s stunning outfits, all U.S. custom made, span the black leathers of Presley’s comeback in 1968 to the white jumpsuits of the later Las Vegas shows, all costumes are exact copies of the originals. 

Not only is Ben Portsmouth a natural showman but he is also an extremely talented professional singer/songwriter, a dedicated musician who sincerely goes that bit extra in all his performances, in doing so he leaves his audience craving more!

In 2006 Ben Portsmouth was awarded the title of 'Best Festival Elvis' at the annual 'Porthcawl Elvis' convention in Wales which is the biggest of its kind in Europe. He took the audience of assembled Elvis devotees by storm with his remarkable voice and stage presence. In 2007 he was awarded the Gold Lame (Jacket) Award for his 50’s set and in 2008 he was voted best ’68 Comeback Special. And now he has won the "The World's Ultimate Elvis Presley Impersonator".

To Stand or Fall With Carolina


In early November 1832, President Andrew Jackson dispatched a spy to monitor nullification forces in South Carolina, and “transferred several military companies to Fort Moultrie and Castle Pinckney” in preparation of war against that State. Though using these aggressive measures to elevate his power and prestige, Jackson also urged Congress to lower the existing tariff and “attacked the protective system for the first time.” He had come to the view that like the national bank he opposed for making “the rich richer and the potent more powerful,” protective tariffs for Northern industry accomplished the same.
 --Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"

To Stand or Fall With Carolina:

“[Robert Y.] Hayne’s [inaugural] speech was nothing short of a full-blown statement of State supremacy….”Fellow citizens, This is Our Own – Our Native Land,” declared Hayne.

“It is the soil of CAROLINA which has been enriched by the precious blood of our ancestors, shed in defense of those rights and liberties, which we are bound, by every tie divine and human, to transmit unimpaired to our posterity. It is here that we have been cherished in youth and sustained in manhood….here repose the honored bones of our Fathers….here, when our earthly pilgrimage is over, we hope to sink to rest, on the bosom of our common mother. Bound to our country by such sacred, and endearing ties – let others desert her, if they can, let them revile her, if they will – let them give aid and countenance to her enemies, if they may – but for us, we will STAND OR FALL WITH CAROLINA.”

The [South Carolina] legislature gave Governor Hayne authority to accept military volunteers, to draft any Carolinian between eighteen and forty-five (including unionists), and to call out the State militia. The legislators approved a $200,000 appropriation for purchasing arms and authorized Hayne to draw and additional $200,000 from a contingent fund.

On December 26 Hayne issued his proclamation asking for volunteers; by the beginning of 1833 the governor and his district commanders were raising, equipping and training an army.  Soldiers constantly drilled in the streets, and for a season Carolina uniforms and blue cockades were standard fare in churches and at tea parties.  Over 25,000 men – more than had voted for nullification in the first place – volunteered to defend South Carolina against Jackson’s armies.

[Former Governor James Hamilton’s military preparations] had a chance to win an immediate victory over the two badly exposed federal forts. Fort Moultrie had been built on Sullivan’s Island, and since South Carolina owned part of the island, Hamilton’s volunteers could lay siege to the fort. Castle Pinckney, erected on an island only a mile out from Gadsden Wharf, could be battered down by the nullifiers’ heavy cannon. 

The necessity for a strategy of defense, however, weakened the possibility of quick victory. The governor, commanding his army with commendable restraint and caution, also knew that a concentration of troops might precipitate a needless war.  Hayne insisted that volunteers train at home….[but with] the entire army in the uplands, Charleston would be vulnerable to a concentrated federal attack. 

Hayne attempted to solve the dilemma with his mounted-minutemen plan. The governor asked each district to appoint a small cavalry unit which could race to Charleston on a moment’s notice. “If in each district only one hundred such men could be secured,” wrote Hayne, “we would have the means of throwing 2,500 of the elite of the whole State upon a given point in three or four days.”

(Prelude to Civil War, The Nullification Controversy in South Carolina, 1816-1836, William W. Freehling, Oxford University Press, 1965, pp. 264-266; 275-277)

Archaeology Proves What’s Politically Incorrect

Via Billy


We’ve all seen a ton of ‘Civil War’ movies and docudramas that inform us that the noble Union army was a body of soldiers gotten together so they could go South and free the slaves held by those mean, nasty Southern plantation owners. And, of course, everyone knows that, in the South, everyone had hundreds of slaves that they gleefully beat every morning before breakfast, because, as we all know, that was how those mean Southern racists got their jollies for the day.

Well, what about slavery in the North? Oh, that wasn’t really worth mentioning – a manor house here or
there had an occasional black servant, but that was about it. So goes the standard line of propaganda we have all been fed over the past several decades.

Sorry to burst the bubble, folks, but the science of archaeology is busily giving the lie to such hogwash. Archaeologists have been busy digging in several places in the North, and guess what? They are finding Northern plantations that were operated by slave labor in the same manner as those in the South were.

The “memory hole” is being excavated!

‘Erin Go Bragh’ – Ireland Forever

Via Horace 

 *CSA General Patrick Cleburne leading the charge at Franklin, Tenn. – painting detail by Don Troiani

* He had two horses killed from under him, then charged on foot to his death. 
 "Well, Govan, if we must die, let us die like men."
Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne


Saint Patrick’s Day has long been a big Confederate event in honor of all the Irish who fought for the South.

Although Irish fought on both sides, those for the South saw the issue of Yankee commercial dominance, their wanting to establish a permanent under class by force of arms.
The South was, post Civil War, treated like an internal colony to the detriment of black and white alike, where those on the bottom of the ladder were pitted against each other.

The high export duties imposed before before the war, 46%, were not only continued afterward but never fully removed until WWII, a little nasty item of American history which we don’t teach our children in the government schools.

Many of the established Irish who fought for the North bought into the propaganda of saving the Union. But many Irish were brought in as part of the huge European mercenary recruiting program.

The high bounties of $1000 to $1500 were a fortune at the time. Roughly 350,000 immigrants passed into the Yankee army, similar to the number of Confederate soldiers killed during the whole war.
The main hustle used to get them into the army was to grab them off the immigrant boats and sign them up for an immediate job with cash in hand on the spot.  They were then delivered to the recruiters, quickly signed up, got their second $25, and the rest of the bounty stolen by the scammers with the new American on his way to the front.
The scale of the immigrants being shanghied for bounties was so large during the last year of the war that these ‘inductees’ were literally treated as prisoners. They were constantly under guard while being transferred to the front as replacement cannon fodder for the continuing mass assualts against Confederate fortifications.

Frozen Cameras and Pictures of the Arctic


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Thousands Line Up Outside Cal Expo Gun Show To Buy Ammunition


Thousands of people lined up for hours outside Cal Expo to buy ammunition. The line wrapped around the building for the first day of the two-day gun show.

You’ve heard the early bird gets the worm. At the Crossroads of the West gun show it couldn’t be truer.
“We got here at 5:45 a.m.,” said one person. “We were 64th and it took us 3.5 hours.

“”This is for my rifle,” said an attendee.

Ammunition is a hot commodity at Cal Expo.

“I was planning on buying some ammunition around here but the line actually wrapped around the building,” said Galen Miller.

“What many people are coming for is ammo because there isn’t any available in the traditional channels,” said gun show owner Bob Templeton.

And the heated debate on gun control is prompting some gun owners like Miller to stock up.

More @ CBS

Assault Weapons Ban & Universal Background Check Pulled From Senate Bill


After a meeting yesterday with Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Dianne Feinstein learned that her controversial assault weapons ban mess will not be part of the gun control bill package heading to the senate floor next month. 

The AWB could be offered up as an amendment, but the bill was already considered a long shot, as senate democrats will be facing a competitive election cycle for 2014. Many face constituents back home who do not support such legislation.

More @ Breitbart

Rand Paul: "If the Republican Party openly supports amnesty, they’re finished simply as a matter of mathematics."

 Rand Paul

Rand Paul put a statement out on gay marriage, ’cause there’s a New York Times story here today: “Among GOP Voters, Little Support for Same-Sex Marriage.” I’m just gonna repeat something here I said at the close the previous hour.

I’m gonna help the Republicans here because, again, I don’t pretend to know how to get votes. I think I know how, but it’s not my business. It’s theirs.

Hacker Begins Distributing Confidential Memos Sent To Hillary Clinton On Libya, Benghazi Attack


Armed with confidential memos to Hillary Clinton that were stolen from the e-mail account of a former White House aide, a hacker has distributed some of the documents to a wide array of congressional aides, political figures, and journalists worldwide.

In a series of weekend e-mail blasts, the hacker known as “Guccifer” disseminated four recent memos to Clinton from Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidant of the former Secretary of State.

The 64-year-old Blumenthal, who worked as a senior White House adviser to President Bill Clinton, had his AOL e-mail account hacked last week by “Guccifer,” who has conducted similar illegal assaults against a growing list of public figures, including Colin Powell, relatives and friends of the Bush family, and a top United Nations official.

The hacker’s e-mails went to hundreds of recipients, though the distribution lists were dotted with addresses for aides to Senate and House members who are no longer in office. But many of the addresses to which the Blumenthal memos were sent are good (though it is unclear whether karl@rove.com is a solid address for the Republican mastermind).

Most of the e-mail recipients were sent four separate memos that were e-mailed to Clinton by Blumenthal during the past five months. Each memo dealt with assorted developments in Libya, including the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. One memo marked “Confidential” was sent to Clinton on September 12.

Magpul Confirms Plan To Immediately Leave Colorado

Via avordvet


Apparently Gov Hickenlooper has announced that he will sign HB 1224 on Wednesday. We were asked for our reaction, and here is what we said:

We have said all along that based on the legal problems and uncertainties in the bill, as well as general principle, we will have no choice but to leave if the Governor signs this into law. We will start our transition out of the state almost immediately, and we will prioritize moving magazine manufacturing operations first. We expect the first PMAGs to be made outside CO within 30 days of the signing, with the rest to follow in phases. We will likely become a multi-state operation as a result of this move, and not all locations have been selected. We have made some initial contacts and evaluated a list of new potential locations for additional manufacturing and the new company headquarters, and we will begin talks with various state representatives in earnest if the Governor indeed signs this legislation. Although we are agile for a company of our size, it is still a significant footprint, and we will perform this move in a manner that is best for the company and our employees.

It is disappointing to us that money and a social agenda from outside the state have apparently penetrated the American West to control our legislature and Governor, but we feel confident that Colorado residents can still take the state back through recalls, ballot initiatives, and the 2014 election to undo these wrongs against responsible Citizens.

NC: Pro-Gun Bills Introduced to Senate...


With help from GRNC, NC Senator Jeff Tarte (R-Mecklenburg, GRNC-****) will introduce two very promising pieces of pro-gun legislation.

Enabling Heroes Act”:

  • Institutes “Constitutional Carry” (permitless concealed carry), as Alaska, Arizona and Wyoming have done, while keeping the concealed handgun permit system intact to permit carrying in more sensitive places such as educational properties and restaurants.

  • Expands concealed carry to educational property for all permit-holders.

  • Narrows the definition of "educational property" to exclude property owned by education systems but not used primarily for education.

  • Exempts non-participants from current gun bans of extracurricular, off-campus school activities (i.e. making felons of otherwise lawful permittees eating at McDonalds when a class field trip stops in for lunch).

Lawful Citizens Self Protection Act“:

  • Expands concealed carry into restaurants, parades, funerals and assemblies of people for which admission is charged.

  • Enables employees with concealed handgun permits to keep firearms in locked vehicles at places of employment.

We need to help put these bills on the path to passage into law. What the legislation needs now are co-sponsors. Let's let our Senators know we expect them to help promote freedom!

The Top 10 CCW guns

 Ruger LCR

Ruger LCR – This hammerless revolver has proven to be a reliable, and affordable, revolver that is easy to conceal in a pocket or IWB holster.  Out of the box, I have found this revolver to have one of the best triggers for a small revolver.

The LCR can be had in .38 Special (+P rated), .357 Magnum, .22 LR and .22 WMR.  For my own needs, I would pick the .38 or *.357 version and carry .38 ammo in it – probably the Speer 135 grain Gold Dot-Short Barrel +P or CorBon DPX +P.  However, for someone with physical impairments, the .22 Magnum or even .22 LR could be viable options.

*I use  .357 Speer 158GR Gold Dot Hollow Point Law Enforcement in mine and there is no problem, kicks and stings needless to say, but no problem hitting your mark.


What are the best guns for concealed carry?  Sounds like a good question to start an argument.
The truth is there is no perfect gun.  Every firearm is a compromise offering certain benefits at the costs of others.  Yet, I am frequently asked my opinion on what gun someone should buy, or at least consider, for carrying.

Generally, I try to find out a little more information about the person’s situation and their experience with guns.  Sometimes there will be a wild card thrown in, such as a significant known risk from a criminal enterprise or ex-spouse.  Almost always, cost is a consideration.

So, with all of these variables, how does one pick which guns are best?

Based on my experience and the collective experience of the shooting community, there are certain guns and brands that I remove from consideration on this due to known reliability problems or high cost.

Some of you are going to hate my choices while others will agree with some or even all of them.  Just keep in mind that each person who chooses to carry a gun for self defense has very specific needs.  Just because these guns work for me doesn’t mean there aren’t other great choices out there.

Ted Cruz


Sen. R. Edward "Ted" Cruz (R.-Texas). Cruz is part of the hard core around which the Senate GOP is forming. Like other members of this core, Cruz was opposed by the Republican establishment and generally the liberal media agrees with Sen. John S. McCain III (R-Ariz.), who called him one of the "wacko-birds."

What you might not know is that Cruz law clerked for Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Renhquist. Later, he drafted the amicus brief signed by 31 state attorneys general and submitted to the Supreme Court in support of Dick Heller, the namesake of the landmark Heller gun rights decision. In fact, before his election to the Senate, Cruz served as the Texas solicitor general.

This is a very serious and learned man—and I am so grateful he is on our side!

Guns and Government

Via Charlie

Good except the General Loan picture should have been left out.

Food Stamp Nation

Via Ryan

State residents who receive SNAP

The economy of Woonsocket was about to stir to life. Delivery trucks were moving down river roads, and stores were extending their hours. The bus company was warning riders to anticipate “heavy traffic.” A community bank, soon to experience a surge in deposits, was rolling a message across its electronic marquee on the night of Feb. 28: “Happy shopping! Enjoy the 1st.”

In the heart of downtown, Miguel Pichardo, 53, watched three trucks jockey for position at the loading dock of his family-run International Meat Market. For most of the month, his business operated as a humble milk-and-eggs corner store, but now 3,000 pounds of product were scheduled for delivery in the next few hours. He wiped the front counter and smoothed the edges of a sign posted near his register. “Yes! We take Food Stamps, SNAP, EBT!”

“Today, we fill the store up with everything,” he said. “Tomorrow, we sell it all.”

Pew: MSNBC Almost Entirely Dominated By Opinion

Not that we are surprised.

If you’re looking for straight and unbiased news reporting, you may want to avoid MSNBC.
A new Pew Research Center study has found the liberal-leaning cable network is filled with opinion and commentary for 85 percent of its airtime.

Only a paltry 15 percent of MSNBC’s programming stuck to “factual reporting, according to Pew.

Fox News, by comparison, had a breakdown of 55 percent commentary and opinion and 45 percent "factual reporting." 

More @ Newsmax