Monday, October 21, 2013

Bloomberg to Spend $1.1 Million for McAuliffe

 Two peas scoundrels in a pod.

Billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's pro-gun-control super PAC will finance $1.1 million in advertising for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in the final weeks of the race, Politico reported Monday.

The ads will roll out Tuesday. The election is Nov. 5.

McAuliffe journeyed to New York in August to seek the mayor's support.

Bloomberg, a political independent, has spent more than $15 million on various gun control initiatives — and spent $1 million helping elect Newark Mayor Cory Booker to a U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey's special election to replace the late Frank Lautenberg, who championed gun control, The New York Post reported.

McAuliffe supports stricter gun laws, including an assault weapons ban, universal background checks, limiting the size of magazines and preventing people from buying more than one gun a month.

More @ Newsmax

Sniper Teams For The Pumpkin Festival

Via III Percent Patriots & San Jacinto County Outlaw

"I Support an Orwellian Police State in America"

A Grass-Roots Rally To Protect South Carolina's Massive 'Angel Oak'

Via LH

On South Carolina's steamy Johns Island is a fern-draped, centuries-old live oak that has withstood hurricanes, the creation of the United States and every government shutdown to date.

But conservationists worry that the tree known as the Angel Oak could fall victim to encroaching development. They've got two months to come up with enough money to buy the land where it has stood for more than 400 years.

The tree is a beloved local landmark that city officials say draws as many as 50,000 tourists each year. Situated in a small park a short drive south from Charleston, the oak features massive, gnarled limbs that sweep the ground; its expansive canopy covers some 17,000 square feet.

The park is near a 34-acre parcel of land currently permitted for high-density commercial and residential use, with plans already in the works to develop half of the space for a residential community. The Lowcountry Open Land Trust has until Nov. 21 to raise a total of $3.6 million to purchase the other half from the credit union that owns it.

Even if the trust can't buy the parcel, any construction there wouldn't actually touch the Angel Oak itself. But the group's executive director, Elizabeth Hagood, says multifamily housing and commercial development would harm the tree's shallow and far-reaching root system.

More @ TPR

Just Amazing: Some furloughed federal workers may double-dip

Via Cousin John


 *Those include billions of dollars in federal workers’ lost productivity........
*Lost productivity from a Federal employee?  Surely, you jest.

Some fortunate federal employees will likely get paid twice for not working this month.

Several states are expected to allow federal workers who collected unemployment insurance during the government shutdown to keep both those benefits and the back pay they’re set to receive, according to the Labor Department.

Their decisions may add at least a few million dollars more to the shutdown’s still-untallied costs to taxpayers.

Shattered Southern Lines at Averasboro


On March 16-17 1865, three miles south of the town, more than thirty thousand Federals battled six thousand Confederates.

The battle at Averasboro [also spelled “Averysboro”] preceded the battle at Bentonville and saw twenty-eight hundred Confederate troops in the first two defensive lines face an enemy of twelve thousand in mid-March 1865.
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Shattered Southern Lines at Averasboro

“[In noting] the comparative losses on both sides during the War Between the States, [author Capt. B.H. King] asks, “What say the survivors of Five Forks, Sailor’s Creek, and Bentonville?” intimating the severity of the hard-fought struggle on those fields.

Captain King does not mention Averysboro; but as Bentonville followed Averysboro so closely that it may almost be considered the second stand of a continued engagement, I give the percentage of loss in one company in that fight.

Lucas’s Battalion of Artillery occupied the extreme left in that engagement, and a company of regulars --- Capt J.J. Richardson, I think, was on the extreme left of the battalion. A lieutenant in that [South Carolina] company was Thomas J. Heyward, then only about twenty-two years old. Captain Richardson’s company went into the fight that morning ninety strong.  Stubbornly they held the extreme left all day; but that afternoon they were flanked by overwhelming numbers, and while fighting as “regulars” do, with the regularity of a drill, they were being shot in the backs with death-dealing [volleys].  

Rather than surrender, they valiantly cut their way out. At roll call the next morning only nineteen answered, including the orderly sergeant and Lieutenant Heyward, in command.

Lieutenant Heyward saw Capt. Richardson shot down, cut through both legs, while leading his men out of the flanked trenches, and remarked to the writer the next day that as he sprang forward to take command he felt as though he was simply taking his place to be shot down. 

I recall that at the reorganization and review of his decimated army by General [William J.] Hardee at Smithfield, NC, I saw Lieutenant Heyward standing proudly and with all the soldierly bearing of a Citadel Cadet Academy graduate in front of a little squad of heroes, their company having lost seventy-nine per cent! 

Lieutenant Heyward was at the firing upon the Star of the West in the beginning of hostilities, and fought in the battle of Bentonville, the last real hard struggle of the cause; so he might be termed the Alpha and Omega of that fearful four years of struggle and hardship.

I heard a North Carolinian, Sergeant Devant, say to two other couriers from the same State – and all three had been at Gettysburg – at duck that evening while in front of an enfilading battery of artillery: “If there was a place in the battle of Gettysburg as hot as that spot, I never saw it.”

If living, Capt. W. Perrin Kemp, of Maryland, a member of Gen. [William B] Taliaferro’s staff, as well as Sergeant Devant, may recall the spot at dusk in the evening of March 18, 1865, when a bunch of horsemen, composed of General Taliaferro, his staff, couriers, and signal corps, at a point near a battery of artillery, could easily see through the underbrush in the pine forest the flash of every gun as the artillery enfiladed our shattered lines. 

He may recall the men of the reserve line lying down and lowering their colors, and even the officers kneeling in compliance with the personal orders of General Taliaferro. 

He may recall too how, after all had dismounted except for General Taliaferro, Captain Mathews, and another South Carolinian, he thoughtfully admonished a lad of sixteen to get off his horse, saying, “It is foolish to sit there,” and how as the lad thanked him he threw his leg over the saddle and seated himself behind a tree, when a grapeshot dashed across the seat of his saddle and buried itself in the ground at his feet, and also how that raging leaden hailstorm of grape and canister literally barked the trees, cutting off the limbs as if cut by hand.”

(“Ask the Survivors of Bentonville,” Samuel W. Ravenel, Confederate Veteran, March 1910, pg. 124)


Via Cousin Colby


Arizona Concealed Carrier Stops Possible Mass Shooting by Shooting Man Armed With a Rifle

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This is a story of a mass shooting that might have been if not for the efforts of a concealed carrier. However, don’t expect to see this story on the national news since there were no fatalities.

Several guests, in their 20′s and 30′s were attending a party at a Glendale, AZ home when one of the guests, identified only as a 27 year old male, got into an altercation with several people at the home.
The 27 year old was asked to leave, which he initially did. However, shortly thereafter, the 27 year old returned, this time armed with a rifle.

The suspected shooter fired rounds off outside the home and when he pointed the gun at other guests, a 39 year old guest drew a concealed handgun and fired on the suspect, who was hit by the gunfire.

Bus targeted in southern Russia by suicide bomber

Naida Asiyalova, a native of Dagestan, who according to the Investigative Committee, was responsible for the suicide bombing of a bus in Volgograd, was not on any wanted list,  a committee source told RIA Novosti.
"This woman was never on a wanted list. Law enforcement officers paid close attention to her but never announced her in a wanted list", - said the official.

In turn, a police source in Dagestan told RIA Novosti; that "Naida Asiyalova, who staged the attack in Volgograd, has never been on trial and did not appear in any criminal matters. At the same time, she actively interacted with the representatives of thugs", the spokesman continued.

The explosion inside the "LiAZ" passenger bus occurred at 14.25 MSK (10.25 GMT) in the Krasnoarmeiskiy Volgograd region near the "Lesobaza" bus stop. Six people were killed, as well as the alleged suicide bomber. About 30 passengers were hospitalized in various medical facilities of the city.

An explosion on a bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd that killed at least five people was caused by a female suicide bomber, investigators told the Interfax news agency. Russian officials have opened a formal terror probe. 

Betrayal of the American Republic
 William E. Borah was a turn-of-the-century Idaho lawyer and Republican who compared McKinley’s annexation of the Philippines to Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase – he did not overestimate the imperialist appetite of the American people.  An ardent supporter of Roosevelt the First in 1902, he seemed to lose his large appetite for imperialism when a Democrat occupied the White House.
Bernhard Thuersam, Director
Cape Fear Historical Institute

Betrayal of the American Republic

“[Woodrow Wilson] thought America, both for humanity’s sake and because its own interests were linked with Europe’s, could not stand idly by while Europe moved headlong down the path of destruction. Wilson thought in terms of an international organization with broad authority to draw upon military might to compel obedience and defend the territorial integrity of every member state. 

[Senator] Borah argued that Wilson’s proposal to commit American armed forces to the protection of every little country would plunge this nation into the storm center of European politics. 

Wilson outlined his plan for the League [of Nations] in his “peace without victory” speech before Congress on January 22, 1917. Though it was approved by the Allies and even by Austrian and German liberals, Henry Cabot Lodge . . . warned that such an organization might compel America to accept Oriental immigration and plunge us into another war. 

After hearing the President’s speech, Borah [stated that] “internationalism absolutely destroys the national spirit and patriotic fervor,” [and] it would mean the subordination of the Constitution to a pact with foreign powers.  It would mean the betrayal of the American Republic.  He thanks God that the United States had such a rocklike national spirit and that its people would never submit questions affecting the country’s honor to arbitration. 

[Borah said] “The President is in favor of a League of Nations. If the Savior of mankind would revisit the earth and declare for a League . . . I would be opposed to it . . . “  [He told] packed galleries [in Congress] the League was not only a departure from Washington’s policies but a negation of the Monroe Doctrine as well [and that] every League member would be obligated to preserve the territorial integrity of the British colonies. 

{Borah] posed the question, “How are the armies of the League to be raised?”  The answer, “ by conscription in peace time,” . . . Such a plan would require the largest navy in the world, at the expense of the American taxpayer, and would inevitably lead to war.

Borah denounced Wilson’s “league of diplomats” with its executive council in which Asiatic and European members could outvote Americans on purely American issues. He assailed his own party for its pusillanimous attitude on the League: “I am getting tired of this creeping, crawling, smelling attitude of the Republican party upon an issue which involves the independence of this Republic . . . The white-livered cowards who are standing around while the diplomats of Europe are undermining our whole system . . .” 

(Borah, Marian C. McKenna, University of Michigan Pres, 1961, pp. 151-155)

Key names added to lawsuit against IRS being sued as individuals, as well as in their official capacities.


                                Backlash to unconstitutional attacks on conservatives gains steam

Several Internal Revenue Service executives, those who wielded great authority and are now accused of targeting conservatives because of their faith and political perspectives, have been added to a lawsuit over the discrimination and harassment that resulted from their political use of the tax agency.

The announcement comes from the American Center for Law and Justice, which earlier sued the government on behalf of dozens of conservative organizations that applied for tax-status with the IRS, but saw those applications delayed and or denied because of their beliefs.

The key individuals within the IRS, those who allegedly used their authority in the campaign against the conservatives, include former IRS Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman, IRS Chief Counsel William Wilkins, former Tax Exempt Division chief Sarah Hall Ingram, Tax Exempt Division Commissioner Joseph Grant, acting manager Michael Seto and senior technical advisers Nikole Flax and Judith E. Kindell.

More @ WND

Incredible collection of photographs charting more than a century of Cornish shipwrecks taken by members of the same family

Via WiscoDave

History: The Minnehaha was shipwrecked in 1874 with some of the crew, who did not make it into the rock, drowned as a result

The images of 200 ships were taken by four generations of the Gibson family over 130 years

A thousand negatives record the fate of their passengers, crew and cargo as they traveled around the world

Started when John Gibson bought his first camera 150 years ago and set up a professional studio in Penzance

The archive could sell for between £100,000 and £150,000 at an auction for Sotheby's this November

Their journeys would end in tragic circumstances, crushed up against the rocks with the precious cargo lost and some of the crew members dead.

But, no matter the treacherous conditions, every time a ship ran aground off the coast of Cornwall, members of the Gibson family would be there to take photos of the vessel's demise.

These ghostly images of shipwrecks were first taken 150 years ago when John Gibson bought his first camera and have now been put together in a collection which is expected to be sold for between £100,000 and £150,000 at an auction next month.

More @ Daily Mail

Optics Options for the Fighting Rifle

I’m old school, I still like to run my irons!

Optics break too often, I’ll stick with iron sights like Grandpa used!

Ten minutes after the lights go out, iron sights will rule the world!

There are a lot of reasons why optics of one sort or another have replaced iron sights as the primary sighting mechanism on the rifle of every serious gunfighter in the modern world. From actually being MORE robust than some of the iron sights available (The Magpul MBUS, for instance are complete pieces of shit), to the increased speed of acquiring a suitable sight picture, to more positive identification of targets, in the case of magnified options, the use of effective optics on a fighting rifle is not just the wave of the future, it’s the only serious option right now, today.

Holder's DOJ Attorneys, Not ATF Agents, Let Grenades Go to Mexican Drug Cartels

Late last week news broke of a connection between grenades illegally trafficked from the U.S. into Mexico by Jean Baptiste Kingery and the murder of Mexican police officers. Years ago, Kingery was suspected of trafficking parts for grenades into Mexico and then building explosives for cartels.

An incident report detailing a fire fight between Mexican police and cartel members states, "Jalisco State Police Officers murdered during a shooting with members of the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion in Tepatitlan, Jalisoc, MX. In the late hours of October 10, 2013, officers with the Jalisco State Police engaged in a shooting with members of the cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion in Tepatitlan, Jalisco.

During the shooting, three Jalisco State Police Officers were killed, including the third in command of the Police Department, and three others were injured. Elements of the State Police received fire from a .50 caliber rifle and at least 10 hand grenades, the evidence of one being reported as a "Kingery" grenade. It is also being reported that nine firearms were recovered from the scene during the post incident search. ATF MCO is awaiting further information in order to submit urgent trace requests to the National Tracing Center as well as attempting to receive more information from contacts within the Jalisco Police Department."

More @ Townhall

Tax Value $68,000: 9.87 Acres of Land Priced to Sell! $ 29,999 Rock Ridge, NC

Via Cousin John


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Obama: You Are The Problem


Suspected Armed Robber Shot and Killed by Pharmacist


A man is dead after a failed attempt to rob a local pharmacy.

According to Dumas police, 31-year-old Tavell Lawson entered Meador Pharmacy around 5:30 a.m. Friday wearing a mask and wielding a gun, then demanded money from the pharmacist, who was just opening the store.

Reparations! Ideas Whose Time Has Come

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While grazing hither and yon around the glades of the internet, I stumbled on the Reverend Al Sharpton, who was demanding reparations for slavery. He was against slavery, I divined, and wanted money. I could hardly blame him, as I too want money.

In truth, I confess that in the past I have written harshly of the idea of reparations. I have said cruel things, such as that the entitlement programs are enough reparations for a dozen slaveries. This time, however, a blinding light fell over my consciousness, doubtless from On High, and I saw the error of my ways. I determined to repent and make amends for my sins.

I immediately asked Violeta to make an inventory of all our slaves—if not a precise count then at least in even dozens, and to inform them that we would issue checks for reparations the next day, and Geeyhound tickets to Memphis.

She pointed out that we didn´t have any slaves. My God. I hadn´t thought of that, so eager was I to commit social justice. She, being Mexican, and probably a hard-hearted Republican by instinct, said her understanding was that slavery ended in 1865, so that our slaves would be at least 150 years old. How would they live when they got to Memphis?

I was kind to her, and patient. She is bright and rational, and so has no grasp of American politics. I explained that we European-Americans are so desirous of curing injustice that we invent it when there isn´t any, so that we can Fix It by giving all our money to those who either can´t or won´t make any for themselves. It´s like stocking a bass pond. We get to feel good about ourselves, almost our only entertainment in a boring age. We are happy.

War is Not Hell Unless a Devil Wages It

In 1911 the United States Postmaster released a new stamp with the image of W.T. Sherman upon it.  The petition (below) to withdraw the stamp from circulation notes that “Sherman observed the laws of civilized war only when he had a hostile army to fear.” Without that fear of retaliation, he waged war upon helpless women and children.
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"Unsurpassed Valor, Courage and Devotion to Liberty"
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"

War is Not Hell Unless a Devil Wages It:

“Petition to the Postmaster General by the Citizens of Texas:

We, the citizens of Huntsville, Tex., respectfully petition the Postmaster General to place on sale in this State no stamps or postal cards bearing the likeness of W.T. Sherman.  We are loyal citizens, we love our country, we wish to forget the past differences and bitterness; but there are two things which no true Southerner will ever forget or cease to teach his children to remember.  These are the deeds of W.T. Sherman and the period of Reconstruction.

There were enough brave and chivalrous Union generals in the Civil War to furnish subjects for stamps, and we object to the face of a ruffian who made war on women and children being placed among the faces or Washington, Franklin, Jefferson . . . and other honorable men and forced upon our children when we have done nothing to deserve insult.

Sherman observed the laws of civilized warfare only when he had a hostile army to fear.  When Hood was defeated the people were helpless and defenseless, he set his bummers upon them and boasted of it. Union armies were not bad unless they had bad leaders.  Among civilized people war is not hell unless a devil wages it. 

If this man’s face is forced before us in this way, we shall be forced to teach in public those lessons in history which we teach by the fireside, even if those with goods to sell preach that all should be forgotten.

If W.T. Sherman’s face must be held up to view, send it to those who love his character and celebrate his victory in song, but not to those whose homes he robbed, whose daughters he insulted, whose sons he murdered, and whose cities and homes he burned.”

(Sherman’s Picture on U.S. Postage Stamps, Confederate Veteran, June, 1911, pg. 272)