Friday, May 24, 2013

Enough!

Via Blue

"Charity Begins At Home"


As my mother would say and it's high time we got back to that mindset.

The Path To Salvation:)

Via The Lonely Libertarian

THE PROPER RESPONSE TO TYRANNY

Via Cousin John

The League of The South

The proper response to tyranny is to oppose it with every resource at your command. After all, its design is to destroy you. But if you're an average Southerner with a job and family, how do you oppose tyranny? That's what we will explore. But first, let me give you an inspiring example of opposing tyranny when you are young and free of the responsibilities of job and family.

Once upon a time, young men of the West courageously went off to fight real tyranny—communism--in foreign lands. Let me give you an example that's close to my heart—the once beautiful and fruitful country of Rhodesia.

AN HISTORIC EXAMPLE

In 1979, the British government, supported by the United States and the Western world in general, forced the conservative, pro-western administration of Prime Minister Ian Smith to cede control of Rhodesia to the forces of communist tyranny. White controlled Rhodesia thus became black communist controlled Zimbabwe in the following year. The infamous Lancaster House Agreement, which included as signatories the Soviet- and Chinese communist-backed Patriotic Front leaders Robert Mugabe (first and only President of Zimbabwe), head of ZANU—Zimbabwe African National Union--and Joshua Nkomo, head of ZAPU—Zimbabwe African Peoples Union—literally was a death warrant for the "Breadbasket of Africa" and eventually for thousands of white farm families who were unable to leave the country. What once had been a stable and productive civilized Western country in the middle of Africa became a leftist hell hole unable to sustain its own economic needs. 

Though their respective governments stood as enemies to white Rhodesia (and to white South Africa as well), many a young man from the West answered the call and shouldered a FN-FAL in the 1970s to fight tyranny in the dark heart of Africa. And so it remains to this day. 


IN OUR OWN DAY
"Wait," you say. "The Bush War in Southern Africa was over more than three decades ago. Why do you say 'so it remains to this day'?" My answer is simply this: Our western young men answered the clarion call then to defend their civilization in that far-flung land. If we are to indeed preserve the core—the very heart of the West—then they are going to have to answer that call for volunteers once again in our own day. Remember: the proper response to tyranny is to oppose it.

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Airborne

Via The Feral Irishman

Kelly's Missouri Irish Brigade

 Many of the pictures are generic, but well done.


“Complicity—How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery”

Via Billy



This is a new review, but the book was published in 2006.

Recently a friend in Athens, Louisiana lent me a book with the same title as this article. It was written by three writers who worked for a newspaper, the Hartford Courant, in Hartford, Connecticut. I mention that lest anyone accuse me of quoting some “bigoted” Southern source.

From what I can tell the three authors of this book are all quite a bit more liberal than I am and so I am sure there is much we would not agree on. But whatever else they might be, the three authors were honest enough to admit that slavery in this country was never only a “Southern” problem as we have, for so long, been led to believe.

I grew up in New England, went to school in New England, and I have to admit, I never read any of the material they present in any of the so-called “history” books I came across, either in school or anywhere else. We were always taught that all the slaves lived “down South” and that the virtuous New Englanders, among others, had fought to end that evil institution down here.

These folks did a lot of research to put their material together, so the research material is available. It just gets ignored. It’s the identical situation Donnie Kennedy and I found when we wrote Lincoln’s Marxists. The vast majority of the material about socialist and Communist penetration of both the Union armies and the early Republican Party by those people is just never mentioned. It doesn’t fit the current agenda and so it just gets omitted. It’s the same situation with Complicity. The truth about slavery in the North just doesn’t fit the agenda and so it mostly gets left out.

If I Live to Tell


'Rebel,' the story of a New Orleans woman, Loreta Velazquez, who fought for the Confederacy, debuts on PBS

Via SHNV

Watch Rebel - Preview on PBS. See more from VOCES.

Filmmaker Maria Agui Carter’s “Rebel,” which will air at 9 p.m. Friday (May 24) on WYES as a presentation of PBS’ “Voces” series, tells the unlikely tale of Loreta Velazquez, a Cuban-born woman who, after a domestic life as a wife and mother in New Orleans, became one of an estimated 1,000 women who fought in the Civil War.

“A lot of my work is about exploring the absences in our national memory,” Carter said during a recent phone interview. “I work on race and gender stories often. This is a film that looks at the Civil War armies from a completely new angle. We feel like we know the Civil War, but this character broadens our consciousness of those armies and introduces us to the presence of southern Hispanic communities in the 19th century and the Cuban community of New Orleans and the women soldiers, who haven’t been talked about very broadly, who were fighting for both the North and the South.”
Havana-born, Velazquez was sent to school in New Orleans as a girl and married a Texas army officer. That husband, the first of several, died in a combat training accident. She also lost all three of their children to disease. Adopting the name Harry T. Buford, she joined the Confederate Army herself, saw action in several battles, and served as a spy – perhaps for both sides.

All of which was recounted in her autobiography, “The Woman in Battle,” published in 1876 to lasting controversy, but which is still in print today.

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It Begins… Communist Indoctrination Included in Common Core Literature for First Graders (Video)

Via  avordvet


This will make you puke.

Reading, writing and arithmetic are out – Communist indoctrination is in!

The radical left is indoctrinating FIRST GRADERS in communist doctrine disguised as educational tools for first graders. The indoctrination is part of the Common Core curriculum for elementary students.

Rep Darrell Issa blasts Eric Holder at Hearings which angers Sheila Jackson Lee


Lois Lerner Directly Involved in IRS Targeting, Letters Show

 

A series of letters suggests that senior IRS official Lois Lerner was directly involved in the agency’s targeting of conservative groups as recently as April 2012, more than nine months after she first learned of the activity.

Lerner, the director of the IRS exempt organizations office in Washington, D.C., signed cover letters to 15 conservative organizations currently represented by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) between in March and April of 2012. The letters, such as this one sent to the Ohio Liberty Council on March 16, 2012, informed the groups applying for tax-exempt status that the IRS was “unable to make a final determination on your exempt status without additional information,” and included a list of detailed questions of the kind that a Treasury inspector general’s audit found to be inappropriate. Some of the groups to which Lerner sent letters are still awaiting approval.

More @ NRO

Rep. Trey Gowdy Reams Fmr. IRS Commissioner Shulman


Labor Unions Rage Over Obamacare: 'Untruth' Out of What He Said

 

When President Barack Obama pushed his healthcare overhaul plan through Congress, he counted labor unions among his strongest supporters.

But some unions leaders have grown frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences of the new law — problems that they say could jeopardize the health benefits offered to millions of their members.

The issue could create a political headache next year for Democrats facing re-election if disgruntled union members believe the Obama administration and Congress aren't working to fix the problem.

"It makes an untruth out of what the president said, that if you like your insurance, you could keep it," said Joe Hansen, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. "That is not going to be true for millions of workers now."

More @ Newsmax

Conservative group’s lawsuit targets IRS employees personally

Via David



That's the way to do it.

True the Vote is not only suing the IRS, but also taking action against the IRS employees who participated in the harassment of the voter education and election monitoring organization. Those employees could personally be held liable to pay damages that would be established in litigation.

True the Votes’ lead counsel, Cleta Mitchell, explained in an email to The Daily Caller that she does not know whether the employees, if found to be liable in the lawsuit True the Vote filed against the IRS and its employees Tuesday, would pay out of pocket or take other avenues such as accessing union funds or homeowners insurance. Either way, she noted, the group will pursue its action.

“[T]heir unlawful actions caused my clients to have to come up with the money to deal with their demands…out of their own personal finances… They didn’t seem to worry / care about that,” Mitchell wrote to TheDC. “Government employees never do care about the costs to private citizens of their burdensome demands….”

Beach week fun: Kevlar vests and weapons


The ACLU got this much right: Urban Beach Week is a black thing.

Most reporters call it “Urban Beach Week.”

But others – especially those in attendance at the annual Memorial Day celebration of violence, lawlessness, drugs and everything hip hop – know it as Black Beach Week.

The website BlackBeachWeek.com said 450,000 black people will be in Miami Beach this weekend for a “takeover.”

Residents of Miami Beach hate it. Especially after the debacle of 2011. Some local reaction: Antonino Lopez told CBS news in Miami the gathering ruins his town:
“It shows our city as nothing short of a war zone – Filthy streets, drive-by shooting, multiple cars crashed in the process, and total chaos on the streets. This is unacceptable and must be controlled before we totally lose our city, tourism & residents.”
The president of Hispanic “gay”-rights group Unity Coalition, Herb Sosa, wrote an open letter to Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower about it:
“There isn’t a residential street in South Beach not affected by tons of garbage, crime to our vehicles, excessive noise 24 hours a day, and simply a lack of respect for our community, citizens and property. Make the difficult but correct decision to put an end to Urban Weekend in Miami Beach.”
Doug Giles in Townhall.com describes the effect of the crowds of people on the usually pleasant beach town:

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STEN - Full Auto

Via  grossfater_m

Parking Tickets Issued on Wrecks while Stockholm Burns

Via Ryan

 BUSINESS AS USUAL. A meter maid issues a parking ticket for a burnt-out car following a night of riots in the Stockholm suburb of Alby. (Photo by Fria Tider)

Owners of cars destroyed in the riots fined for parking illegally while police adopt non-intervention policy.

Since last Sunday, May 19, rioters have taken to the streets of Stockholm’s suburbs every night, torching cars, schools, stores, office buildings and residential complexes. Yesterday, a police station in Rågsved, a suburb four kilometers south of Stockholm, was attacked and set on fire.

But while the Stockholm riots keep spreading and intensifying, Swedish police have adopted a tactic of non-interference. ”Our ambition is really to do as little as possible,” Stockholm Chief of Police Mats Löfving explained to the Swedish newspaper Expressen on Tuesday.

”We go to the crime scenes, but when we get there we stand and wait,” elaborated Lars Byström, the media relations officer of the Stockholm Police Department. ”If we see a burning car, we let it burn if there is no risk of the fire spreading to other cars or buildings nearby. By doing so we minimize the risk of having rocks thrown at us.”

More @ Fria Tider

Gun Porn

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2 FBI Agents Involved in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Arrest "FALL" Out of Helicopter and Die

Via midnightrider

 

Two members of the FBI’s elite counterterrorism unit died Friday while practicing how to quickly drop from a helicopter to a ship using a rope, the FBI announced Monday in a statement.

The statement gave few details regarding the deaths of Special Agents Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw, other than to say the helicopter encountered unspecified difficulties and the agents fell a “significant distance.”

Last month, the team was involved in the arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. And in February, it rescued a 5-year-old boy held hostage for six days in an underground bunker in Alabama.
 
“Whenever things go really wrong, the FBI calls in the Hostage Rescue Team. It’s the government’s 911,” Coulson said.

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DA will not prosecute man arrested under SAFE Act

Via NC Links

 

The Columbia County District Attorney is making good on a promise not to prosecute a man arrested under the SAFE Act.

DA Paul Czajka told NewsChannel 13 he would not prosecute Gregory Dean Jr.

Dean was pulled over earlier this month after police say the light over his license plate was out.
Police say he also had a gun in his car.

While they say it was possessed legally, it had nine rounds of ammunition, which exceeds the state's new limit of seven rounds.

More @ WNYT

Obama promotes Benghazi talking points editor to assistant secretary of state

 

The woman responsible for completely removing references to terrorism from the Benghazi talking points has been nominated by President Obama to become an assistant secretary of state.

Victoria Nuland — the State Department spokeswoman who famously altered the talking points regarding the Sept. 11, 2012 attack — will become assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs if the nomination clears the Senate.

It’s a toxic nomination for the president to put forward, particularly as congressional Republicans hammer the administration for failures in readiness and response to the attacks in Benghazi, Libya

IRS official on leave refused to resign, GOP senator says

Via avordvet

 

 First she refused to testify. Now Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the tax agency scandal, is refusing to resign, according to a top Republican senator.

Sources confirmed to Fox News earlier Thursday that Lerner, the head of the IRS division that oversaw the unit targeting conservative groups, had been placed on administrative leave, with pay.
But Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, claimed she was only put in that status after refusing to step down.

He said the commissioner was in his right to demand her resignation, and said taxpayers should not continue to pay her salary indefinitely.

“My understanding is the new acting IRS commissioner asked for Ms. Lerner’s resignation, and she refused to resign.  She was then put on administrative leave instead,” Grassley said in a statement. “The IRS owes it to taxpayers to resolve her situation quickly.  The agency needs to move on to fix the conditions that led to the targeting debacle.

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Obama appoints Holder to investigate Holder

Via Ryan

http://www.realnewsreporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Eric-Holder-Wanted-Poster-229x300.jpg

In a page ripped right out of Kafka, President Obama announced Thursday afternoon that he will appoint Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the Attorney General’s targeting of journalists
The targeting first came to light last week with the discovery that the Justice Department had seized two months of telephone records from Associated Press offices and reporters.

On Sunday, It was reported that Fox News correspondents’ records were also seized, extending even to Fox reporter James Rosen’s personal emails and his parent’s telephone records. The DOJ labeled Rosen as a “flight risk” and criminal “co-conspirator” in its search warrant application.

More @ Biz Pac

Icarus Is Falling From the Drone-Filled Sky

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NRD’s been quiet for a while and that’s because the real-world Mr. deWitt has been very busy on the substantial professional development project mentioned earlier this spring.

That’s not the only reason NRD’s been quiet.  There are at least three others:

1) It’s embarrassing to be wrong. The precious metals markets have been whipsawed, as we all know. I have taken paper losses, enough to get my attention, as I’m sure other readers have. There is a lesson here: always ask what happens to a decision set if your analysis is wrong, or even only incomplete, or even only incorrect on timing.

2) Boston got my attention. Readers will remember the upsetting several days when it wasn’t clear who the bad guys were. NRD has been clear from day one that we’re an American Resistance that loves America and defends Americans. Especially since the Drone King got reelected, the Liberty/Patriot community is rightly angry and tensions have been running high. There is a risk that someone will do something hurtful and stupid. Preparation and defense is okay. Taking the offense isn’t indicated right now, I don’t think. Definitely, hurting civilians is NOT indicated. I have been thoughtful about the responsibility the FreeFor web circuit bears for keeping perspectives in the right place, and until I get my thoughts sorted out about that, I have been biting my tongue.

3) This is the fun part — the Regime doesn’t need to be hammered by the FreeFor Internet circuit, because they have overreached so massively, that even now their own allies in the Media Directorate are attacking them!  When your adversaries are turning on each other, it’s a good time to conserve ammunition, right? I don’t need to publish anything when the headlines in the New Regime Times are doing my work for me!

It has really amazed me and lightened my spirits, even if only for brief moment, to see the underlying tone in the media change and turn against the Drone King’s Regime.