Wednesday, October 16, 2013

1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback 289 CI, 4-Speed

S163 1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback 289 CI, 4-Speed Photo 1
Oh, my.  Wonder where my '65 is resting?

 - Original interior and headliner
- GT40 cam, HiPo heads
- Original oil pan and valve cover
- JBA exhaust
- Original rear end
- BF Goodrich tires
- Original 9 spoke wheels
- Original intake manifold

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My Man: Gowdy questions NPS Director on Barricading Monuments

“Uncle Abram Lectures Stanly on Loyalty” - - Acts of Treason Against North Carolina
 Maj John Devereux, Jr

New Bern-native Edward Stanly was living in California at the outbreak of war and was appointed military governor of North Carolina by Lincoln in May, 1862, though his reign comprised only that portion of the northeastern part of the State under military occupation. Below he is lectured to by his father’s slave, Uncle Abram, who was ashamed his betrayal of his own people; Edmondston also comments on the question of slaves being liberated versus stolen for military service, and their being counted toward northern troop quotas.  Major John Devereux served as Quartermaster General for North Carolina.

Catherine Ann Edmondston’s Diary Entry – July 24, 1864:

“Brother [Major John Devereux] gave us a most interesting account given him by an eye witness of an interview between Edward Stanley [sic] and an old Negro of his [father’s] when he came to N.C. as her Military Governor. The Negro it seems was sick & in consequence Mr. Stanley went to see him. Abram, for such was his name, turned his face to the wall as his young master entered the cabin. When Stanley, holding out his hand, addressed him thus, “Well Uncle Abram I am sorry to see you laid up thus. I know you must have been sick or you would have been to see me.”

To which the Negro replied, “God knows, Marse Ned, that I never thought to live to see the day when I should have to say I was sorry to see you. But what are you doing here?  Go over, Marse Ned, go over and stand long side of your own folks.  Take a glass of water & a crust of bread with them, but stand by them, & if you wont do that [,] go back, Marse Ned, where you came from!  Go back! & never let it be said that your father’s son turned against his own folks.” 

July 27, 1864:  Sue said at breakfast that “old Lincoln had demoralized her sense of numbers; that he had so often called for 500,000 men that she had got to view it as a small affair, a mere drop in the bucket.” Posts have been opened in all of the Southern States in Yankee power for the recruiting of Negroes in order to fill up the quota of the different northern States. State agents are sent out & the stolen Negroes accredited to the State who steals them, by authority of the Yankee Sec of War.  This is raising an army with a vengeance – poor Cuffee!

(Diary of a Secesh Lady, The Diary of Catherine Ann Devereux Edmondston, 1860-1866, Crabtree and Patton, editors, NCDAH, 1979, pp. 596-597)

The Reichstag Fire

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The "ADJ" Is Off To His 50th Military School Class Reunion :)


45th Reunion, Greenbrier Military School

Movie-like sting nabs alleged pirate

Via Daily Timewaster


A man suspected of being a pirate kingpin thought he was going to work in the movies. Instead, he landed in jail.

In a sting operation worthy of Hollywood, Mohamed Abdi Hassan was lured from Somalia to Belgium with promises of work on a documentary about high-seas crime that would “mirror his life as a pirate,” federal prosecutor Johan Delmulle said Monday.

But rather than being behind the camera as an expert adviser, Abdi Hassan ended up behind bars, nabbed as he landed Saturday at Brussels airport.

Obama's Curious Purge Of The Military Continues

Defense: The firing of two nuclear commanders in a week adds to a body count that suggests we have either the most corrupt and incompetent general staff in history or our military is being reshaped for other purposes.

The Obama administration, which has fired no one over scandals such as its Fast and Furious Mexican gun-running operation, its criminal negligence in the terrorist attack on our Benghazi diplomatic mission, or the use of the IRS to target and intimidate political foes, seems to have a curious obsession lately about ethics and competence in the U.S. military.

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