Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The gentleman's guide to amputations done correctly

Via Daily Timewaster

Goodies From Ol' Remus


Rome, like America, had an expanding welfare state. It started with "subsidized grain. The government gave it away at half price. But the problem was that they couldn't stop there ... a man named Claudius ran for Tribune on a platform of free wheat for the masses. And won. It was downhill from there." Soon, to appease angry voters, emperors gave away or subsidized olive oil, salt and pork. People lined up to get free stuff.
John Stossel, comment on warning by Foundation for Economic Education Pres. Lawrence Reed at reason.com

The State has developed so great an appetite for the wealth and freedom of its host that the host will soon cease to struggle for life. For a short time thereafter, the United States will most resemble the terminal stages of the nation portrayed in Atlas Shrugged: It will be hagridden by openly thuggish rulers, beneath which will swarm a second tier of parasites.
Francis Porretto at bastionofliberty.blogspot.com

Race is not the issue in America. The destruction of the black community by black leadership in conjunction with white liberals, now that is the issue.
The DiploMad at thediplomad.blogspot.com

I cringe every time I hear someone who supposedly supports gun rights – from politicians to the head of the NRA – calling for the feds to "enforce the laws already on the books." The fact is, the gun laws that are already on the books are a labyrinth of confusion and booby-traps full of open-ended mandates, ambiguous definitions, and unbridled bureaucratic discretion.  Many innocent people have had their lives and livelihoods completely destroyed when federal agencies have decided to "enforce the laws already on the books."
Jeff Knox at ammoland.com

Can't solve the problems because the problems are cultural. You have a city, 139 square miles. You can graze cattle in vast portions of it. Dangerous herds of feral dogs roam in there. You have three percent of fourth graders reading at the national math standards. Forty-seven percent of Detroit residents are functionally illiterate. Seventy-nine percent of Detroit children are born to unmarried mothers. They don’t have a fiscal problem, Steve. They have a cultural collapse... For 60 years, they voted for incompetents, malcontents and in some cases, criminals.
George Will, at ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, quoted by Jeff Poor at dailycaller.com

 The Constitution of the USA has become over time and a hundred Supreme Court decisions ...a collectivist document. It allows forced redistribution of income, direct government investments in business, transferring money from individuals to favored businesses (not the same as tax breaks), control and abrogation of all private contracts like labor and property and so on. There are no real limits to government intervention in any part of life, now. None. It has been done plainly, in full sight an ounce at a time by the statist-collectivists.
FreedomGuy, comment 3813677 at zerohedge.com 

Education - If anyone could make the argument that the standard "stand and deliver" lecture style teaching of the basics of language, arithmetic, science and literature that took place in the 1940s, 50s and 60s was replaced and supplanted and we got better results as a consequence I might be willing to listen. But you can't make that argument.
Karl Denninger at market-ticker.org

New York Times - House Republicans investigating Obama scandals must be viewed as an assembly line for organized character assassination, not congressional oversight. This is especially true at the Times, which sees the president as a far too special historical figure to get the punishing scrutiny applied to people the Times thinks are slack-jawed country bumpkins, such as Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. They see Obama as a Jackie Robinson figure, a racial pioneer who endures the angry, spitting fury of the right-wing mobs with great courage and flair.
Brent Bozell at creators.com

The cure for Detroit


It's late evening in Detroit. Here and there we see the first flickers of random arson, the pale yellow flash of gunfire, the glint of moonlight off copper and aluminum as it's spirited away. In the distance a pack of feral dogs barks. Nearby we hear the happy trash talk of a gang rape in progress. The murderometer totals up at a somewhat more urgent pace. Detroit is settling into its lunatic nighttime routine. 

Tonight will be different. A low rumble seems to well up from the ground, dishes dance in the cupboards as heavy aircraft approach from every nation with wit enough to save itself, menacing and ponderous, arriving in waves from horizon to horizon. The ground erupts in marching ranks of explosions, continuous concussions roll across the land, buildings and bridges and streets disappear outward and upward. Later, teams with flamethrowers and bulldozers crisscross the ruins. Then, quiet. Beneath the acrid ground fog not one brick stands on another. Dawn reveals a far horizon in all directions, ready for farm-fresh, Too Small To Fail homesteaders. Detroit has found its rightful destiny, and only a little sooner than if unassisted.

Dear Museum of the Confederacy Board Members,

Via Billy


MOC Merger

Dear Museum of the Confederacy Board Members,

 It is with deep sadness that I write this letter to you, as it is my understanding that there is a merger in the works, and possibly already underway that will merge the MOC (Museum of the Confederacy) with the VHS (Virginia Historical Society), and the CWC (Civil War Center) at Tredegar, and the name “Museum of the Confederacy” will no longer exist under this new merger. As a history buff and son of Virginia, I was fortunate to be born and grow up in a small rural section in the southeastern part of Virginia known as Princess Anne County, today's modern day Virginia Beach. I was also fortunate in attending a small elementary school in Princess Anne County near the County Courthouse, thus the name, Courthouse Elementary School. While in the sixth grade at Courthouse Elementary I had the pleasure and honor to go on a class field-trip to the MOC, as we were studying Virginia History at the time. 

In growing up I had always heard my mother, my grandmother, and my great grandmother (the latter being the daughter of my great, great grandfather, a Confederate Veteran) talk about how our relatives from Princess Anne County fought in the War Between the States on the side of the Confederacy, and that one in particular, my great, great, great grandfather, was an officer in the Confederate Army. I had grown up very proud of the fact that I was the descendent of an officer in the Confederate Army, a Major nonetheless. When the day came when our class went to the MOC, I was so excited that I could hardly sleep the night before, and was up bright and early waiting in anticipation for the school bus that morning. Once at school, and we were on the bus headed to the MOC my excitement grew, and all I could talk about to my classmates surrounding me on the bus was my Confederate ancestors, and how my great, great, great grandfather Major Edgar Burroughs from Princess Anne County died at the hands of the enemy in Portsmouth, Virginia after being captured in Princess Anne County, serving his country as my great, grandmother put it. 

She spoke of what a brave and noble man her grandfather was, and how he exhausted all of his means for the war effort, including paying (out of his own pocket) and equipping his men in his Partisan Ranger Company from Princess Anne County. My mother had given me five dollars before leaving the house that morning, along with my bag lunch that we were required to bring for the field trip, and when I got to the MOC I couldn’t wait to make that last stop at the souvenir shop, for as the old saying goes, that five dollars was burning a hole in my pocket. I remember, oh so well the tour guide leading our class through the museum explaining everything, and so happy to answer any questions we had as I looked on with excitement. I remember stopping at an exhibit and before the tour guide could explain what was in the case behind her, I shouted out, “That’s JEB Stuart’s hat, my great, great great grandfather knew him”, (my g,g,g, grandfather was a Major in the 15th VA. Cavalry prior to commanding his own Partisan Ranger Co. in P.A. County) the large plume in the hat being the obvious give way. Everyone in the class chuckled a bit, including the tour guide, but she immediately responded by saying, “Why yes, you are absolutely correct young man, that is JEB Stuart’s hat”. 

After the tour through the museum, which included getting to see the Princess Anne Cavalry Flag, and in my humble opinion is one of the most beautiful flags in your collection, we went to the gift/souvenir shop. I remember buying a Confederate stick flag, and Confederate Kepi, wearing it all the way home on the bus (and still had enough change to buy a soda pop and other goodies before leaving the museum). When I got home that evening I couldn’t wait to tell my mother and father about what a day I had at the MOC, and how I had seen JEB Stuart’s hat and uniform, along with Robert E. Lee’s and Stonewall Jackson’s. It’s a day I will always treasure and remember for the rest of my life. 

After my great grandmother passed away in the early 60’s, the conversations surrounding our Confederate ancestors in the family seemed to die out over the years, but my curiosity about my Confederate ancestors and that God awful war continued to grow until eventually, after ten years or so of extensive research, I decided to publish a book several years ago about not only my great, great, great, grandfathers war experiences, but also the horrors of war the over seven-hundred other men that mustered into the Confederacy from Princess Anne County experienced. The title of my book is; “Princess Anne County Virginia; Its Contributions and Sacrifices to the War Between the States”, (a copy can be found in both the MOC, and the Library of Virginia in Richmond). In my book, I tell about the horrors and sacrifices the good folks of Princess Anne County faced, and how they suffered dearly at the hands of their Union occupiers, all the while losing their loved ones on the battlefields of their home State of Virginia. Out of the over seven-hundred men that mustered out of Princess Anne County for the Confederacy, more than a third would not return home to their loved ones (dying either on the battlefields, in prison camps, and hospitals), and of the two-thirds that did return to Princess Anne County more than half were either physically or emotionally scared for the rest of their lives, eventually falling into deep states of depression and or alcoholism, which caused serious family problems for a lot of these returning Confederate soldiers, all due to the sights and horrors of that God awful war. 

We, as a society, talk about our “Wounded Warriors” of today, and what we can do to ensure they live as normal lives as possible considering what they’ve seen and been through on the battlefields, with programs, rehab, counseling, prosthetics, even homes provided by Habitat for Humanity. The Confederate soldier got none of that, yet had to suffer through far worse conditions on the battlefield, sometimes lying on the battlefield for days before being administered to. The Museum of the Confederacy is the last and only shrine dedicated to the South’s “Wounded Warriors” of that God awful war, and if our country couldn’t or wouldn’t aid them then, then by God please come to their aid now by keeping the name “Museum of the Confederacy” alive and well, as this is the only true shrine of the Southern soldier and his culture. As an adult I continued to visit the MOC from time to time, including research work for my book, and can’t help but smile every time I walk in, reminiscing about the day of my sixth grade field-trip. I would urge and ask please that each and every one of you consider in your hearts to keep the name “Museum of the Confederacy” as a shrine to our Confederate dead, as it is a part of our history, and changing the name won’t change history.

Respectfully submitted with warmest Southern regards,

Kenneth Harris,
Heritage Defense Coordinator, Virginia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans.        

The Clinton criminal-cabal cover-up

Via Billy


After 17 years of investigating a criminal cabal at the top of the Clinton administration and Department of Justice, which included my indictment and trial for investigating them, I finally gathered a comprehensive fact-set any rookie prosecutor can take to a grand jury and obtain indictments. First comes the low-ranking people that keep their federal jobs by engaging in willful blindness – sycophant savants, a common affliction within the FBI and Department of Justice. Then comes the middlemen, and so on up the line.

Such indictments will never happen, however, because the United States has become little more than a very large banana republic coasting along on its crumbling capitalist past. The story even includes two federal judges, one currently on the United States Supreme Court, who assisted the criminal cabal.

Before today the story has only been partially told, only in bits and pieces, allowing the criminal cabal to live worry-free. Much of what you read below has never before been revealed. What has been told before is part of the glue necessary to tell the comprehensive story.

This is the story, from beginning to end in its natural order: July 17, 1996, 12 minutes after takeoff from New York’s JFK Airport, TWA Flight 800 was blown out of the sky, killing all 230 people onboard. “Significant Naval units” were in the area, according to a Navy document. Three radar picked up a missile launch. Navy radar observed the missile closing in on the TWA 747, per a Navy radar database uncovered under the Freedom of Information Act. Two key witnesses observed the same missile merge with the aircraft. What happened is not too difficult to determine.

More @ WND

Bright For Liberty: Attempts to Unseat Neo-Con Graham

Go for it!

Today the anti-establishment, pro-second Amendment, pro-life, pro-civil liberties state senator Lee Bright launched his campaign landing page. Conservatives and liberty activists throughout the state have been waiting for a sign to settle everyone’s mind about whether or not he’s running against Lindsey Graham or not. Well that day is here. His formal announcement will be coming soon, but this move is to signal those in the grassroots that he is indeed running. This morning the Bright team has launched his official campaign landing page: BrightForSenate.com .

 “Conservatives and those in the liberty movement are excited about Bright running because he is the only challenger with an impeccable voting record, and we will stress this throughout the campaign,” one Bright supporter said. Talbert Black with Campaign for Liberty and founder of the Palmetto Liberty PAC which monitors S.C. legislators’ voting records said,

Top Fuel Dragster Facts

-One Top Fuel dragster 500 cubic inch Hemi engine makes more horsepower than the first 4 rows at the Daytona 500. They have over half again as much horsepower in one cylinder as a Dodge Viper has in all ten. No one has ever successfully run one long enough on a dyno to get a horsepower reading. Current estimates are right around 6,000 horsepower.

-Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 1-1/2 gallons of nitro methane per second; a fully loaded 747 consumes jet fuel at the same rate with 25% less energy being produced. 
-A stock Dodge Hemi V8 engine cannot produce enough power to drive the dragster supercharger. The fuel pump alone requires more horsepower to turn than the average street car produces. 
-With 3000 CFM of air being rammed in by the supercharger on overdrive, the fuel mixture is compressed into a near-solid form before ignition. Cylinders run on the verge of hydraulic lock at full throttle. 
-The 1.7:1 air/fuel mixture for nitro methane produces a flame front temperature measures 7050 degrees F. 
-Nitro methane burns yellow. The spectacular white flame seen above the stacks at night is raw burning hydrogen, disassociated from atmospheric water vapour by the searing exhaust gases. 
-Dual magnetos supply 44 amps to each spark plug. This is the output of an arc welder in each cylinder. 
-Spark plug electrodes are totally consumed during a pass. After the run, the engine is dieseling from compression plus the glow of exhaust valves at 1400 degrees F. The engine can only be shut down by running the car out of fuel. There is no way to cut off the fuel; the engine stops only when it blows or the tank runs dry. 
-If spark momentarily fails early in the run, unburned nitro builds up in the affected cylinders and then explodes with sufficient force to blow cylinder heads off the block in pieces or split the block in half. 

Sessions Urges Colleagues To Not Be Swayed By Immigration Lobbyists

Via Mike

TNW Aero Survival Rifle (ASR), Semi Auto, 45ACP, Black

This is a TNW Aero Survival Rifle it is semi auto in 45ACP caliber. Features a black finish, 16.25'' take-down barrel, integral child safety lock, upper and lower accessory rails, vent barrel shroud, black synthetic stock and pistol grip with storage compartment. Accepts Glock style magazines (Some fitting may be required). Pictured with a short mag but current batch actually includes one long 27rd magazine. Receiver is marked "Multi". #ASR-SA-045.

"On-Call Scheduling"


U.S. stock market performance this year reminds me of the Goldilocks economy of the 1990s. Economic growth is only averaging a 1.4 percent run rate, which is hardly anything to write home about.

We created just 162,000 jobs last month. Friday's report only missed consensus by a small margin, but hours worked ticked down once again. Unfortunately, a large number of jobs being created are part-time. There are secular and political forces in place that support a continuation of this trend.

While none of this is constructive for job seekers or the real economy, a weak jobs report isn't necessarily bad news for the markets. Corporations are lean, mean, fighting machines and have learned to produce more with less.

Some employment trends like "on-call scheduling" are hitting workers and their paychecks hard. In retail, many employees are forced to call-in a few hours before their shift to check if they are needed for the day. Others may be sent home early if the company finds it is overstaffed given the workload.

More @ Money News

High Alert: US Orders Americans to Leave Yemen Immediately

 Image: High Alert: US Orders Americans to Leave Yemen Immediately

The United States told its citizens in Yemen on Tuesday to leave immediately and airlifted out some U.S. government personnel, following warnings of potential attacks that have pushed Washington to shut diplomatic missions across the Middle East.

The poorest Arab country, Yemen is the base for al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, one of the most active branches of the network founded by Osama bin Laden, and militants have launched attacks from there against the West.

U.S. sources have told Reuters that intercepted communication between bin Laden's successor as al-Qaida leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the Yemen-based wing was one part of the intelligence behind their alert last week.

More @ Newsmax

Mormons In The Hood Schooling These Dudes

Via Daily Timewaster

Another goodie from Atlas Shrugged

Social Planners = Savages

Last hurrah of the interventionists?

 Last hurrah of the interventionists?

In what a Washington Post columnist describes as a rout of Rand Paul isolationism, the Senate just voted overwhelmingly to send another $1.5 billion in foreign aid to Egypt.

The House voted 400-20 to impose new sanctions on Iran’s oil exports, two days before Iran’s new president, elected on a pledge to re-engage the West on the nuclear issue, takes his oath.

Do these triumphs of AIPAC and the War Party, of neocons and liberal internationalists, tell us where we are going? Or are they the last hurrahs of the interventionists, as America’s long retreat proceeds apace.

If we take what Richard Nixon called “the long view,” the trend line seems unmistakable. Under President Obama, America has pulled all U.S. forces out of Iraq and has scheduled a full withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014.

Despite his “red line” in Syria having allegedly been crossed, and the cawing of Hill hawks like Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain, Obama seems the very portrait of a reluctant warrior in Syria.
A large majority of Americans, too, want no part of that civil war.

Circuit Court: 'Unsettled' if 2nd Amendment Applies Outside of Home


In a case over New Jersey's requirement that a citizen demonstrate "justifiable need" for a carrying a firearm before receiving a concealed carry license, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that such a requirement "does not burden conduct within the scope of the Second Amendment's guarantee." The court also said "it remains unsettled" whether the Second Amendment is even applicable outside one's home.

More @ Breitbart

Ted Cruz: ‘Y’all know Buzzfeed?’

Via Bill

During a Q&A session at a RedState convention on Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, explained that more and more Americans were understanding that Obamacare was bad for America.

“Buzzfeed — the leftwing site — y’all know Buzzfeed?” he asked. “Yesterday they did a whole series of graphic pictures basically showing that I was promised one thing on Obamacare and here is what I’m left with.”


That One Time I Was Really, Really Excited About Obamacare

That One Time I Was Really, Really Excited About Obamacare

Until I realized everything I thought about Obamacare was totally wrong.  

More @ Buzz Feed

Tactical gear vs skills for survival

Being able to fight and survive when SHTF means lot of things. Of course it means to be trained, well equip and ready to fight.

But there is some misunderstanding (just like with many other things when it comes to SHTF and survival in general) when it comes to what you suppose to have with you while you are moving through dangerous area in which you might have to fight in a survival situation.

There are countless discussions on forums about what to have, AR or AK, and what is better, with what weapon you have more chance to win, kill, survive, what kind of pistol, caliber etc.

For example I have used both rifles (AR years later after my time in war), and I prefer AK, but it is better option for ME, maybe not for you because of many reasons.

More @ SHTF School
There are countless discussions on forums about what to have, AR or AK, and what is better, with what weapon you have more chance to win, kill, survive, what kind of pistol, caliber etc.
For example I have used both rifles (AR years later after my time in war), and I prefer AK, but it is better option for ME, maybe not for you because of many reasons.
- See more at: http://shtfschool.com/basic-survival/tactical-gear-vs-skills-for-survival/#sthash.wem2EraG.dpuf

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Meets With Imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood Leader

Via avordvet


None of our business for the 10th time.  Why in the world do they allow him to visit?

The second-most senior U.S. diplomat has met with the imprisoned deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, according to a senior official, a sign that the United States is ramping up its attempts to mediate Egypt's political crisis.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns traveled late Sunday night to the notorious Tora Prison, a jail in the middle of Cairo that has housed some of Egypt's most famous prisoners, to meet with Khairat el-Shater, the official said.

The Brotherhood had claimed until now that El-Shater refused to meet.

More @ Yahoo

Over The Edge: Back to the Fifties

Via WiscoDave

1932 Chevrolet Confederate Sedan Delivery

Anybody got $40K?:)

 1932 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery with steel body and glass fenders. New 368 small block with Weiand blower and 2 650 Hollys. 9 inch Moser rear with 4 link and chrome coil overs. 32 frame boxed. Mustang front end with rack and pinion steering. New power brake system, new two-tone interior, chopped top, Foose wheels, and custom fuel system. Classic gauges with BM automatic shifter. Have 32 hood and grill shell. Lettering shown is a decal and can be removed. Former Street Scene magazine cover car. Car gets driven everywhere it goes.

More with pictures @ Racing Junk

RIDE Program

Good morning Brock,
Remember when I emailed the Idaho Dept. of Transportation about Idaho's new policy about sharing driver's license info with the feds?  Here's the reply I received.  Feel free to print any or all of it.
Politicians, the lowest of the low.  It sure seems immigration "laws"are taking away our rights as surely as the drug laws did.

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Adam Rush <Adam.Rush@itd.idaho.gov>
To: "tsdhoke@yahoo.com" <tsdhoke@yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, August 5, 2013 9:35 PM
Subject: RIDE program

Hello Teresa,

My name is Adam Rush. I'm with the Idaho Transportation Department's Office of Communications, and I received your e-mail inquiring about the RIDE program.

On May 29, 2009, Gov. Butch Otter signed Executive Order 2009-10


mandating, among other things, that state agencies verify that new employees are eligible for employment under federal and state law.

The order came into effect on July 1, 2009. E-verify is one of the tools used to determine employment eligibility and to determine whether documents being presented are authentic and reliable.

Public contractors and subcontractors are required to declare to the contracting state agency that they have substantiated that all employees providing services or involved in any way on projects funded directly by or assisted in whole or part by state funds or federal stimulus dollars are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Idaho joined the E-verify RIDE program, which allows participating employers to determine legal presence and verify identification card and driver's license information. The programs helps confirm whether identity documents being presented are authentic and reliable. No personal information contained within Idaho motor vehicle records is released with this program. The state only responds with a match/no match response on data elements on the card being verified.

The E-verify program should not be confused with REAL-ID. Idaho does not comply with REAL-ID requirements and there is a legislative prohibition on complying with the federal mandate. One of the primary requirements of a REAL-ID state is that each person applying for a driver’s license or ID or persons holding a driver’s license or identification card re-enroll, i.e. prove their identity once again by presenting birth certificates and legal documents to re-confirm who they are. Legal presence of every person would need to be verified. Documents presented to establish a REAL ID would need to be verified by the issuing agencies. Scanned images of all supporting documents presented by individuals would need to be maintained by the state. The state would also have to develop security plans and enhance security for all county driver license locations.

The 18 REAL ID interim benchmark requirements can be found here: http://www.ncsl.org/documents/standcomm/sctran/InterimBenchmarks.pdf

Complete information about the E-Verify program can be found here: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=75bce2e261405110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=75bce2e261405110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD

Adam Rush
Public Involvement Coordinator
Idaho Transportation Department
Office of Communications
Direct Line: (208) 334-8119
E-mail Address: adam.rush@itd.idaho.gov

Michelle Chestnut and her 50

Via Daily Timewaster


Michelle Chestnut is a two time world champion, having shot a record high score of 291 at the FCSA World Championship Match in 2011. Since she was only 17 at the time, had she been listed as an adult in the match she would have won 3 more separate categories because she out shot many of the older competitors. Her shooting skill and prowess have earned her the nickname “The Iron Maiden".

Dem Rep: We're Not Broke; Gov't Just Doesn't Have Your Money...Yet

Via Angry Mike


It’s not a new idea, but then again liberals are not known for “new” ideas. Since the 1910’s, progressive initiatives have been little more than a string of recycled redistributive concepts, and innovative ways to reduce the private ownership of wealth. The ‘Inclusive Prosperity Act’ is the latest in a long string of “transaction tax” proposals. Essentially the act would levy a sales tax on the trading of stocks, bonds and derivatives. And while the tax might be ill-conceived, and economically damaging, it was the sales pitch for the tax that proved to be most disturbing.

“The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it,” said Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), “The government has a right, the government and the people of the United States have a right to run the programs of the United States. Health, welfare, housing – all these things.”

More @ Townhall

Islamic Art

Via Ninety Miles From Tyranny

 Let us all enjoy art from other cultures.  Notice the vibrant colors used in the painting and the use of advanced foreshadowing in the coloring of the red tunics, foretelling the fate of the deserving target.  It is a joyous painting of the carrying out of social obligations.  Obligations that still exist today.