Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Via Daily Timewaster

Christmas Rifle Raffle and a Black Friday Sale?


Entirely possible! Actually, VERY, VERY good chance. Like a 99% good chance. (There's always a chance it won't happen, but that it a very small chance)
A very limited quantity of  III Arms Company Minuteman-15's will be up for sale this Friday at an unheard of price. They will come with a few "extra's" that will be sure to please. When they are gone, they are gone. And they will ship before Christmas, for that little extra bit of Christmas Cheer under the tree!

The Christmas Rifle Raffle will be for a Minuteman-15, and will ship after the raffle ends on the 25th. The winner gets to choose her or his color. (yes, even including IIIArms 3 Color Camo!)
                                                  A Christmas Raffle for a III Arms Rifle.

                                                  Black Friday Black Rifle sale.

                                                  Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!

 More @ III Arms

My Thoughts on Jack Hunter’s Mea Culpa at Politico

Via Red


Let me begin by saying that I have always liked Jack Hunter. I have only met Jack once at a Ron Paul event in Georgia, but I consider him a virtual friend. He is my Facebook friend. I was always especially fond of Jack because in addition to us both being Southern paleocons, we also shared a love of professional wrestling, especially of Ric Flair and the old NWA/Georgia Championship Wrestling on TBS era. We also shared a fondness for old school action movies.  Jack, while a few years younger than me, reminded me a lot of myself. He was an intelligent guy who talked about Kirk, defended the South and seemed to really get it politically, but also couldn’t get beyond his Southern, blue collar tastes. The combination of someone who could talk intelligently about Kirk and Weaver one minute and then be a geeked out fanboy of Ric Flair and Sylvester Stallone the next was rare. Most people who can do either, can only do one or the other. Very few can do both. Hence I always felt a kinship and familiarity with Jack that exceeded our actual familiarity. While I don’t know if Jack felt the same way, I know he knew who I was and that he was familiar with this website.

I have been aware of Jack’s Southern Avenger persona since well before he revealed his identity. In fact, I recall going on an internet snooping session at one point to see if I could figure out who he really was. (To no avail.) The reason I was curious to figure out his true identity is because he seemed so well versed in paleospeak that I figured he might be someone I was (virtually) familiar with. We frequently posted his videos on this site. Contrary to Jack’s protests that he was young and naive, part of the reason that I liked his commentaries so much was because he was very articulate and often threw in references to Kirk and others that seemed intended to established his paleo bona fides. They struck me as winks of a sort. His way of saying “I’m one of you” without wearing it on his sleeve.

So it was with dread that I read his “Confessions of s Right-Wing Shock Jock” which appeared yesterday at Politico.

Black Soldiers on Both Sides

 Senator William Mahone

Battle Of The Crater Research:


The first black unit, including black line officers, in the War Between the States was the Louisiana Native Guards of New Orleans, accepted into State militia service by Governor Thomas D. Moore on May 2, 1861. The Daily Crescent assured its readers that “They will fight the Black Republicans with as much determination and gallantry as any body of white men in the service of the Confederate States.” The Northern States used black troops to allow their white men to avoid service in the unpopular war.
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"

Black Soldiers on Both Sides

“Chapter XX: In Which is Recalled the Fact Negroes Served on Both Sides In That War and Yankee Recruiters Fished a Long Way From Home and Hardly Got Their Bait Back.

The Civil War wasn’t entirely a white man’s fight. Negroes served in both the Federal and Confederate forces.  Soon after Edmund Ruffin pulled the trigger at Charleston, Negroes tried to enlist in both the Northern and Southern armies but their services, as was the case in the Revolution, were at first declined.

This attitude changed rather quickly in the North. The Federal Congress, in July of 1862, passed a law permitting the enlistment of Negro troops. Their pay at first was fixed at $10 a month compared to $16.50 for white troops. Fred Douglas protested to Lincoln and Old Abe told him that if he were a Negro he’d be glad to fight for his freedom free of charge. Douglas and the other Negro leaders continued to protest and the pay differential was wiped out.

Negro troops were used in the main by the North for garrison duty and labor forces and, after Appomattox, for occupation duty in the South; but they saw action in 250 battles and skirmishes, including the Battle of the Crater at Petersburg in which Negro troops were scheduled to have led the charge after that mine was exploded. They missed the assignment due to a foul-up in orders. 

Don't miss the link below.

Northern governors sent 1,405 agents into captured areas of the South in an attempt to recruit Negro slaves to help fill their State draft quotas but business was mighty poor.  They worked for several months but got only 5,052 recruits. When the war ended there were 178,975 Negroes in the Yankee armies, comprising 116 regiments.

In the South, free Negroes came forward at first in large numbers to offer their services to the Confederacy. Richard Kennard of Petersburg gave $100.  Jordan Chase, of Vicksburg, gave a horse and authorized the government to draw on him for $500. Down in New Orleans, Thomy Lafon gave $500.  An Alabama Negro gave 100 bushels of sweet potatoes.  At Charleston a little Negro girl gave twenty-five cents.  Confederate war bonds found many Negro subscribers (The Negro in the Civil War, Quarles).

Negroes by the thousands were employed in Southern war factories. Free Negroes were paid the prevailing wage. Slaves impressed into service were given food, shelter and clothing and their owners paid $25 a month.  If a slave ran away or died, the owner was paid $354.

Negroes in the South rendered their greatest service to the Confederacy by tilling the farms and taking care of the folks at home while the white men were at the front. The slaves could have ended the War overnight had they chosen to rise in rebellion. Southern armies would have headed back home en masse at even the rumor of such a development.

As the War dragged on, the need for men became finally so desperate the Confederate Congress, acting on the recommendation of General Lee and the governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi, passed a law in March of 1865 authorizing enlistment of Negroes, both slave and free. 

They were to be paid the same as white troops; and slaves, if they remained loyal through the War, were to be set free.  President Davis signed the law on March 13.  It was less than a month before Lee’s surrender.”

(Then My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night!, W.E. Debnam, The Graphic Press, 1955, pp. 49-50)

Happy Thanksgiving from WiscoDave

We had a similar turkey also.

Business Owner Jailed for “Loitering” On His Own Property

Eric Lee owns and runs a discounted furniture store in Dekalb County, Georgia called Unclaimed Freight. He was told by local police that the crime rate in that area is exceptionally bad, so it was recommended to him that he carry a firearm. He received a permit and then proceeded to carry a concealed weapon.

His business had been the target of thieves in the past, so he was often on the lookout for them at night. One evening, he heard some racket and went outside around the corner of his building to see what it was and saw some homeless delinquents gathered around.

Police showed up and began interrogating Mr. Lee about what was going on and whether he had any weapons. He told them that he did have a weapon and a permit. But evidently they weren’t there to make sure everyone was safe. They just wanted to make some arrests. So, they took his gun and arrested him for “loitering.” Yes, “loitering” on his own property.

In their police report, they added that when they took Lee into custody, they could “smell a strong smell of an alcoholic beverage.” Lee stated that that odor came from the homeless people who were so drunk they were vomiting. They too had been arrested.

And for good measure, the police went ahead and had Lee’s truck towed.

                                                           More @ Last Resistance

The TSA Is No Match For This Mad Scientist And His Gun Made With Junk From Airport Stores

Via Bill

 Evan Booth hacks together working weapons--like a shotgun, a grenade, and a crossbow--with purchases anyone can make after they go through security, to show that the TSA is more spectacle than real protection. And the FBI is taking notice.

Things you can’t bring on a plane: Scissors, gel candles, large snow globes.

Things you can bring on a plane: A homemade shotgun.

Programmer by day, “security researcher” by night, Evan Booth has built, tested, and demonstrated not just a shotgun, but a whole comically named arsenal of DIY weapons, made solely with items purchased in the airport--after the security screening. 

More with videos @ Fast Coexist

Alleged Robber Shot, Killed In Apartment Breezeway

 Kendrick M. Edwards

An alleged robber was shot and killed by the apparent victim in the breezeway of an apartment complex on Monday night.

The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. at the Stewarts Ferry Apartments on Grove Creek Avenue.
Police said 18-year-old Joshua Jones told them he had opened his apartment door to take out the trash when he was confronted by at least two men who tried to rob him at gunpoint.

Jones said a struggle ensued, and he was able to wrangle the gun away from one of the robbers. Jones then shot the man, later identified as 20-year-old Kendrick M. Edwards.


Via Dashing


Sen. Sessions slams Obama, CEOs on immigration

 Sen. Sessions slams Obama, CEOs on immigration

Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions wants wealthy CEOs to butt out of immigration policy.

“America is not an oligarchy… A Republic must answer to the people,” Sessions said today, in a direct response to President Barack Obama’s latest effort to get wealthy California CEOs to increase their support for his unpopular push for increased immigration.

“Congressional leaders must forcefully reject the notion, evidently accepted by the president, that a small cadre of CEOs can tailor the nation’s entire immigration policy to suit their narrow interests,” Sessions declared in a populist statement that contradicts the media’s image of Republican coziness with CEOs.

General: Obama purposely weakening U.S. military


A former deputy commanding general of the U.S. Pacific Command says President Obama seeks to “seize control over national security” and, bypassing Congress, singlehandedly weaken the U.S. military.

Army Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, retired, charges in a 21-page position statement made available to WND, titled “The Obama Military – Evolution and Legacy,” that Obama already has begun working with Russia to reduce nuclear weapons without a treaty, which would require Senate ratification.

“This would allow Obama and the executive branch to unilaterally cut our military capability and nuclear weaponry and ignore the treaty clause of the Constitution,” said Vallely, who has also served as a senior military analyst for Fox News Channel. Vallely has also charged, along with several other top generals, that Obama is purging the military by firing top-level commanders and that his ultimate goal is to “destroy U.S. military superiority” to the “advantage of our global enemies.”

More @ WND

Saleen Triplets and more at the LA Auto Show

Saleen Automotive revealed a triple threat at the Concourse Hall that includes a 302 Mustang, 570 Challenger, and 620 Camaro. Each car is designated SA-30 which commemorates 30 years of racing heritage. 

More @ Autobytel

NC: Medal of Honor Roll Call: Jacklyn H. Lucas

 Medal of Honor Roll Call: Jacklyn H. Lucas

Our Medal of Honor Roll Call tour of the 50 states takes up to North Carolina this week, and Jacklyn H. Lucus, a remarkable Marine, who at 17 jumped on two grenades to save his comrades at Iwo Jima and lived–lived until he was 80!

Later in the 1960s, Lucas enlisted in the Army and served with the All-American troopers of the 82nd Airborne Division. On one training jump, both chutes failed–but, he survived, of course.

More @ Human Events

GOA Alert: A Day That Will Live in Infamy


Harry Reid pulled the trigger on the "nuclear option" -- a process whereby 52 Senate Democrats voted to change the Senate rules by brute force.  (See the vote here, where “YEA” was the pro-gun vote.)

He did this for the ostensible purpose of packing the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals with three anti-gun judges -- one of which (Robert Wilkins) has held that the Second Amendment doesn't protect the right to purchase firearms, just the right to possess them.
But make no mistake about it:  The Senate now effectively has no rules.  This means that, if Supreme Court "swing vote" Anthony Kennedy were to die or resign tomorrow, Obama would shove through another virulently anti-gun nominee.

This would mean that Obama’s lasting legacy would be to reverse the Heller and McDonald Supreme Court decisions.  And, as far as the Court is concerned, the Second Amendment would be nothing, other than the right of a state to raise a militia.

So a vote for the nuclear option on Thursday was a vote to begin the process of effectively repealing the Second Amendment.

Don't believe your lying anti-gun senator -- the one who also told you that you could "keep your insurance."  In an effort to cover their rear ends, Thursday's rules change purports to exempt Supreme Court nominees from the 50-vote non-filibusterable procedure.

But one would have to be a fool to think that 52 Democrats who would blow up the Senate over an appeals court would not do the same if the balance on the Supreme Court were at stake.

And even worse, before the ink was dry on the tally sheet, Barack Obama commended the Senate and mourned the fact that filibusters had blocked his gun ban and gun registration scheme. What Obama is clearly calling for is for the same "nuclear option" to be used to pass comprehensive gun control.

If this were not enough, the Senate's number 3 Democrat -- New York Senator Charles Schumer -- in the guise of renewing the plastic gun ban, tried to sneak through unread legislation which would effectively ban many types of gun manufacturing.  [The Senate won't come back for two weeks, so we'll cover this bill in more detail in a subsequent alert.]

But the bottom line is that the Senate rules can no longer protect us.  Our only alternative is to get Harry Reid out of the Majority Leader's position before Anthony Kennedy resigns. 

And the only way to do that is to make sure that Mark Begich (D-AK), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mark Warner (D-VA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Al Franken (D-MN), Tom Udall (D-NM), Mark Udall (D-CO), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) don't have their jobs renewed.

ACTION:   Click here to contact each of your Senators.  Thank him if he voted right on the nuclear option. Castigate him if he voted wrong. The correct message will be sent, based on how your Senators voted on Thursday