Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Fall of Saigon Slideshow - Powerful



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Via The Feral Irishman

Allen West Refused To Advance Obama Forgery Case Because Of “Future Political Aspirations”


"Politicians"  make me sick.

At this year’s CPAC, former Congressman and Lt. Col. Allen West gave a great speech in which he said, “there is nothing on this green earth that a liberal progressive fears more than a black American who wants a better life and a smaller government.” However, what was largely missed was the fact that West was approached by the lead investigator of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse, Lt. Michael Zullo, and Pastor Carl Gallups with the evidence they had concerning Barack Obama’s forged birth certificate, he declined to get involved because of “future political aspirations.”

In a response to questions about his article regarding West’s refusal to get involved, Pastor Gallups explained, “Lt. Mike Zullo and I spoke to Col. West the first on the evening before CPAC. We were at dinner and West came right by our table. He had a small group with him. He was talking to someone at the table next to us. After he finished, we introduced ourselves. He said he knew of the Arpaio investigation and Lt. Zullo and would be glad to meet with us for a few moments to discuss the evidence we had. His secretary, who was with him, gave us an email and told us to remind her and she would set an appointment time. We sent the email. The appointment was never made.”

UN Disabilities Treaty on the Move

Contact Members of U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
We are hearing from multiple sources that the U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee is gearing up to hold hearings on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The plan is to hold the hearings sometime next month.

The Senate needs to hear from you immediately that this already defeated UN treaty must not be ratified by the U.S. Senate. The United States Senate must not surrender our domestic sovereignty and the care of children with disabilities to unelected, unaccountable UN bureaucrats. Parents know best how to care for their children with disabilities. U.S. law is the gold standard for ensuring that people with disabilities are protected and able to participate in all areas of U.S. society.

The U.S. Senate is in recess this week, which means that your senators are back in your state meeting with constituents. Please do three things:
  1. Call and email your two U.S. senators and urge them to oppose the UN CRPD. The Capitol Hill Switchboard is 202-224-3121, and you can use this link to email your senators.
  2. Find out if there is a constituent meeting in your area, or see if you can visit your U.S. senators while they are on recess. You can visit HSLDA’s Legislative Toolbox, click on your state, and then click on your senators to find their personal webpage.
  3. Please share this article with your friends and family, and educate them about the dangers that this UN treaty poses to parental rights, homeschool freedom, and our nation’s sovereignty.
Your message to your senators can be as simple as the following:
“I urge you to oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 
This treaty surrenders U.S. sovereignty to unelected UN bureaucrats and will threaten parental care of children with disabilities. Our nation already has laws to protect Americans with disabilities. This treaty is unnecessary and will hurt families by giving bureaucrats the power to decide what is in the best interests of a child with disabilities, not the child’s parents.”
To find out more about the CRPD please click here. To read the text of the CRPD please click here.
Thank you for joining with us in this battle to protect our children and our children’s future. You defeated this treaty last year. Standing together, we can defeat this treaty once again.

GRNC Alert 4-30-13 HB 937, “Amend Various Firearm Laws” Rescheduled

At the last minute HB 937, “Amend Various Firearm Laws” was pulled from the House schedule and not voted on. The reason for this unexpected rescheduling is not, as North Carolinians "Against Gun Violence" would have you believe, due to gun control input. At least as stated by leadership, it was due to a delayed request for a fiscal note to be attached to the bill. There is, however, a chance that it was delayed due to UNC opposition listed below.

This bill is critical for NC gun owners and contains restaurant carry, provisions for guns in locked vehicles on college campuses, carry in assemblies for which admission is charged, and a "cleanup" of parks carry language.

It has already raised the hackles of citizen disarmament proponents, including UNC President Tom Ross, who apparently doesn’t trust our state’s brightest young men and women with the means to effectively defend themselves.

We need to increase the heat on the NC House to ensure that this bill is both voted on and passed without the weakening amendments that will be proposed by extremists who want North Carolinians disarmed. MAKE SURE to participate in this email effort – the stakes are high and we need full participation to drive our message home!

“Up to My Elbows in Blood”

North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial
“The Official Website of the North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission

Dr Thomas Fanning Woodfield-surgeon-kit

Of the Wilmington officers mentioned below in a letter home from Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood: Capt. John Van Bokkelen died of his wounds shortly after Chancellorsville; Major William Parsley had already received a severe neck wound at Malvern Hill and led the charge of the Third North Carolina Regiment up Culp’s Hill on the third day of Gettysburg. At that battle, every officer of Major Parsley’s old company, the Cape Fear Riflemen, was killed. 

Capt. Tom Ennett was captured at Spottsylvania and later used as a human shield by Northern forces at Charleston Harbor; Capt. Elisha Porter was shot and bayoneted at Chancellorsville but survived to become a postwar physician; Col. Stephen D. Thurston had taken command of the Third North Carolina at Sharpsburg, and wounded at Chancellorsville.  Lt. Joshua Wright survived the war and married “Florie” Maffitt, daughter of famed blockade runner Capt. John Newland Maffitt.  Dr. Wood was a native Wilmingtonian and surgeon at Richmond Hospital.

“Battle Field near Chancellorsville, May 14, 1863
Dear Pa, I received your letter by mail through Mr. Langdon much to my satisfaction: for I have been “up to my elbows” in blood. We left our camp last Wednesday or Thursday and arrived at Hamilton’s Crossing for the evening. We could not get a fight out of the Yankees.

Trimble’s, A.P. Hill’s and other Divisions made a circuit of their lines and came down like an avalanche upon the flank. We fought them in a desperate engagement Saturday evening. They retreated before the charge of our men. I never heard such firing before. Our Brigade was engaged on Saturday and Sunday and was dreadfully cut to pieces.

Col. [Stephen D.] Thurston, Captain Tom Ennett, Lt. Sidbury, Capt. Van Bokkelen, Lt. Fred Moore, and Lt. Josh Wright are wounded….I had the opportunity of performing several capital operations, and a great deal more than I could possibly do. I forgot to say that Maj. Parsley was slightly wounded, but has returned to the field. Lt. E. Porter is also seriously wounded.
We are now in the Yankee breastworks which we have taken, looking after the wounded. The fighting has again commenced, I am truly your son,
Thomas Wood.”

Letters from the Front, Civil War Letters of Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood, A.J. Wood, 1991
Chronicles of the Cape Fear, James Sprunt, 1916

Sheriff refuses to sign machine gun forms

Via avordvet

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Foster Township gun collector Thomas F. Braddock Jr. wants to buy a 9 mm machine gun from a dealer in Georgia as an investment.

He wanted to proceed with the deal by getting the signature of Luzerne County interim sheriff Jack Robshaw. But Robshaw didn't even consider signing the federal government form to authorize the purchase.

"He just flat out refused," said Braddock, a retired Army National Guard major and former employee with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. "I have had a security clearance for 25 years. I am certainly not a criminal."

Robshaw is concerned about civilians, who are not law enforcement officers, acquiring fully automatic weapons that could end up being used in mass shootings, noting they can fire "hundreds of rounds per minute." He said he would rather lose his job than sign the form.

Braddock, 57, is still able to purchase the machine gun he wants by setting up a gun trust, but he is upset he now has to spend extra time and money to get the machine gun.

His story is typical in Pennsylvania, said Joshua Prince, a Berks County attorney who specializes in gun ownership and Second Amendment issues. Law enforcement officials don't have the ability to simply refuse to consider the questions on the form from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Prince said.

Robshaw believes he can refuse to sign the form for any reason. The form authorizes transfer and sales of weapons regulated by National Firearms Act and requires the signature of the "chief law enforcement officer," or CLEO, in a jurisdiction.

Liberal Chick Gets College Students to Sign Pressure Cooker Ban

Benefits for family of bombing suspects likely exceeded $100k

Pew Survey: 1 in 5 Mexicans Would Hop Border

Image: Pew Survey: Many Mexicans Would Still Cross Border Illegally

Immigration reform or no immigration reform, many Mexicans say they would still move to the United States illegally if they had the opportunity.

A new survey of 1,000 Mexican adults by the Pew Research Center reveals 35 percent of say they would move north of the border if they could.

That includes 20 percent, who say they would emigrate without authorization from the U.S. government.

Still, not everybody sees the United States as Shangri-La.

Some 61 percent of Mexicans say they have no desire to move — even if they had the means and opportunity to do so.

 More @ Newsmax

'Any Race Except Caucasian' Posting For CBC Job Raises Eyebrows

Via Billy

 cbc caucasians white ad

A posting for a job at CBC calling for "any race except Caucasian" is prompting shocked reactions online.

The posting appeared on the website for Larissa Mair Casting & Associates and on Craigslist, but has since been changed or pulled down completely. You can see a screenshot of the Craigslist post here.

The ad calls for audition submissions for a male host between 23-35 years of age and not white for the "Kids' CBC" programming block. Yahoo's Matthew Coutts tweeted that the new host is to appear with CBC puppet "Mamma Yamma" and personality Patty Sullivan.

The posting began making waves Monday afternoon after right-wing blogger and director at the National Citizens Coalition Stephen Taylor wrote about it on his website.

Larissa Mair told HuffPost Canada the post was made in error and that CBC did not send her the exact language. Mair said she was working with the network to change the post's wording, and that technical issues were preventing her from quickly changing it.

Soon after Mair spoke with HuffPost, the 'Caucasian' wording disappeared from the firm's website.

Can One Iraq Vet Stop Obamacare?

Via midnightrider


Matt Sissel may be health care’s Horatius at the Bridge.

In the lore of the ancient Romans, Horatius was a soldier who single-handedly fought off an invading army. The Etruscans had attacked in order to impose a despot on Rome and, by holding them back while his comrades destroyed the bridge that was the only practical route to the city, this single warrior saved the free republic. Obamacare is certainly the bridge via which the forces of despotism plan to “fundamentally transform” the United States, and a decorated Iraq veteran named Matt Sissel may be the Horatius who prevents them from crossing.

This 32-year-old artist, businessman, and holder of the Bronze Star is the plaintiff in Sissel v. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, which Sissel sees as “a battle for my liberty — my freedom to live out my life to the fullest.” This is the only remaining lawsuit that has any chance of bringing down the entire health care law. His lawsuit, which was filed in July of 2010, was put on hold during the run-up to last June’s Supreme Court decision to uphold most of Obamacare. Ironically, that controversial ruling gave his case a new lease on life.

 In that ruling, the Majority held that the individual mandate was essentially a tax. This finding prompted the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), which represents Sissel, to file a new constitutional cause of action based on the way the law was rammed through Congress. What we now know as Obamacare was initially cobbled together in the Senate, and that body of Congress is not permitted by the Constitution to write tax bills. Sissel and his PLF lawyers have therefore amended their complaint to say that the “reform” law violates the Origination Clause.

School won’t let Airman escort his little sister to prom due to his age – stupid or is a rule a rule? VOTE IN THE POLL!


Kansas high school administrators taking heat after refusing to allow an Air Force member to escort his little sister to her prom. Courtney Widener’s big brother was home from Afghanistan for the weekend – the same weekend as her prom. But according to school rules, the 22-year-old Airman was too old to attend the dance. Courtney knew the rules – so she asked if her brother could at least escort her down the red carpet, but the principal said no.

So on prom night, Courtney’s brother walked her to the edge of the red carpet, saluting her as she entered the school. She wrote a scathing letter to a newspaper, saying “Not only is my brother my hero, but he is a hero…the young man who has sacrificed so much for our country was unwelcome at his own alma mater.”  The principal’s response? The Airman simply did not meet the age requirement.

 What do you think? Was the school stupid or is a rule a rule?


National Review: Pigford Scandal as Big as Andrew Breitbart Warned



One of conservatism's leading journals, National Review, published a lead editorial on the Pigford scandal on Monday, not only noting that Andrew Breitbart was right all along but that the scandal deserves more attention nationally.

As it wraps up, the NR piece arrives at the logical conclusion that Obama's expansion of Pigford payouts "resembles in organization and aim a criminal conspiracy of breathtaking proportions, and one in which the federal government was first complicit and then ultimately responsible."

Along the way, NR gives readers some delicious outrage over the monumental waste, lies, and abuse of authority that Andrew saw since day one.

NR expresses hope that, in the wake of the recent New York Times examination of the criminal action that is Pigford, maybe more eyes will be brought to the scandal. The editorial states the truth of Pigford is "worse than was previously thought."

"To establish oneself as a farmer for the purposes of Pigford," the authors assert, "it would all but do to establish that you had once bought a seed and passed within a country mile of a USDA office. And to establish that you were discriminated against there, it would all but do to affirm on a form that you found that experience less than satisfactory--and to have your second cousin affirm that you told him as much at the time."

More @ Breitbart

Ron Paul bashes Boston martial law

Vietnam: The battle for historical truth by Richard Botkin


Richard Botkin is the author of “Ride the Thunder: A Vietnam War Story of Honor and Triumph,” which currently is being made into a full-length documentary. The program’s intent is to change the way the world remembers the Vietnam War simply by telling the truth.

I bought it when it first came out and it is indeed most excellent.  The hardback, autographed price from WND now is a steal.


Thirty-eight years ago today, the war in Vietnam, for Americans, came to its inglorious, ignominious official conclusion. For many millions of freedom-loving Vietnamese left behind, the end of the “American War” would simply be prelude into a longer, near-endless period of darkness and suffering.

Those of us old enough to recall the date April 30, 1975, will forever remember those final newscasts from Saigon being overwhelmed by invading North Vietnamese infantry and armor, images of multitudes futilely attempting to join the American exodus, shots of U.S. Navy ships steaming offshore crowded with refugees and flight decks awash in helicopters being pitched into the abyss of the South China Sea – the sinking aircraft a metaphor to many for the tremendous waste of American blood and treasure. And since that dark sunset on that day the wounds that were the Vietnam War would never quite heal or be remembered in proper perspective.

Assessing the situation years later it was a long-retired and partially publicly restored Richard Nixon who would give us, arguably, the greatest two-line observation on our experience in Vietnam when he said:

“No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War.

“It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.”

We are rapidly losing that generation of men who fought the Vietnam War. With their passing – and in this group are also included the millions of Vietnamese immigrants who came to this country fleeing communist rule – goes the first-person historical accounting and ability to tell the truth, to discuss the egregious historical omissions or rebut the myriad myths, half truths and outright lies regarding the prosecution of the war so pervasively spread and largely unchallenged, lies that are currently left to stand as fact. That history has been authored mostly by folks opposed to America’s involvement in the war, many of whom sat it out in graduate school, avoiding service – people now in control of history departments at universities across the nation and who exercise great influence with the mainstream media.

More @ WND

Panel seeks to fine tech companies for noncompliance with wiretap orders

Via Rich

Should companies be forced to share online communications?





 A government task force is preparing legislation that would pressure companies such as Face­book and Google to enable law enforcement officials to intercept online communications as they occur, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the effort.

Driven by FBI concerns that it is unable to tap the Internet communications of terrorists and other criminals, the task force’s proposal would penalize companies that failed to heed wiretap orders — court authorizations for the government to intercept suspects’ communications.

State: Our Benghazi probe 'should be enough' for Congress


Must be a joke.

The State Department on Monday defended its decision not to have lower-level employees testify before Congress about last year's attack in Benghazi, Libya.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is pushing ahead with his investigation of the terrorist assault, and has asked for legal protections for lower-level employees who might be called to testify.
The State Department pushed back on Monday and said the independent probe into the attack "should be enough" for lawmakers.

“We think that we've done an independent investigation, that it's been transparent, thorough, credible, and detailed, and that we've shared those findings with the U.S. Congress,” State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said. “And that should be enough.

More @ The Hill


Obama administration officials threatened whistle-blowers on Benghazi  

At least four career officials at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency have retained lawyers or are in the process of doing so, as they prepare to provide sensitive information about the Benghazi attacks to Congress, Fox News … Continue reading →

Virginia Beach 'Beach week' draws black crowd - and violence


 The author sent me his book White Girl Bleed a Lot  for review and it is indeed well done.  Thomas Sowell mentioned as much



(Editor’s note: Colin Flaherty has done more reporting than any other journalist on what appears to be a nationwide trend of skyrocketing black-on-white crime, violence and abuse. WND features these reports to counterbalance the virtual blackout by the rest of the media due to their concerns that reporting such incidents would be inflammatory or even racist. WND considers it racist not to report racial abuse solely because of the skin color of the perpetrators or victims.)

Reporters with all the local media had trouble describing what happened over the weekend when 40,000 black people descended on Virginia Beach for a party.

Their audiences, however, did not.

Daniel Johnson was one of dozens of people who had no trouble talking about the lawbreakers and the widespread chaos, danger, thefts, violence and lawlessness they brought to Virginia Beach as part of College Beach Week 2013; a time when black students could “blow off some steam” before final exams.

“Because it was a group of young black college people everyone is scared to say anything for fear of being called a racist,” he said in a post to a Virginian-Pilot news story. “It is what it is – these people come to the Beach and do everything in there [sic] power to intimidate the local and visiting White people at the Beach – rude – disrespectful – dirty and violent – They come here and treat our beach like a toilet On Saturday afternoon I went to the Harris Teeter and a LARGE group of young black visitors were in the parking lot drinking and playing loud music – intimidating locals – I called the police and even though 2 cop cars drove by nothing was done!”

Police reported 300 emergency calls to 911 Saturday night involving at least three shootings, three stabbings and three robberies. That they know of. All during a four-hour period. People in Virginia Beach are furious and are taking to Facebook and the local news sites to have their say.

More @ WND

More firearms manufactures in the Redoubt


Several arms manufactures in the Redoubt that you can support.  Remember you can immediately start strengthening the conservative Redoubt economies by supporting business there.

Petition wants Stone Mt. Confederate carving removed

Via Billy



This should kick off the Third Revolution if attempted.

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- It's one of Georgia's most famous landmarks and the largest carving of its type in the world.

But now an Atlanta man wants the Confederate Memorial relief on Stone Mountain removed.
"It's almost like a black eye or an embarrassing smudge on our culture," McCartney Forde told 11Alive News on Monday.

That's how Forde feels about the 2 football field-wide carving of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and "Stonewall" Jackson that towers 400 feet above the mountain's base.

What do you think? Vote in our poll here.

Special Ops: Forces Were Available To Assist Americans Under Attack In Benghazi

Via avordvet



Fox News reports that despite the Obama Administration’s claim that there were no available troops who could have arrived in time to aid Americans under attack in Benghazi, a U.S. special operator says that is not true.

SPECIAL OPERATOR: “I know for a fact that C 110 CIF was doing a training exercise in the region of northern Africa but in Europe. They had the ability to react and respond.”

“They would have been there before the second attack. They would have been there at a minimum to provide a quick reaction force that could facilitate their exfil out of the problem situation. Nobody knew how it was going to develop, and you hear a whole bunch of people and a whole bunch of advisors say hey, we wouldn’t have sent them there because the security was unknown situation.”

“If it’s an unknown situation, at a minimum you send forces there to facilitate the exfil or medical injuries. We could have sent a C 130 to Benghazi to provide medical evacuation for the injured.”

April 30, 1975: 38 Years Ago

Saigon Police Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Van Long marched to the Marine Monument [seen partially above] in downtown Saigon, saluted, stated "It is finished," then committed suicide, a single shot to the head with a .45. BT

The saddest day of the year for me.

The Black April Day


RVN Army Major Dang Si Vinh

RVN Army Brigadier General Le Van Hung 

RVN Army Brigadier General Le Nguyen Vy

RVN Army Major General Nguyen Khoa Nam

RVN Army Brigardier General Tran Van Hai

RVN Army General Pham Van Phu 

RVN Ranger Army Colonel Ho Ngoc Ca 

(Shortly before he was executed after requesting to
salute the RVN colors with his uniform on before they killed him.)

& countless more.