Wednesday, January 29, 2014


As House Republicans prepare to sell out the country on immigration this week, Phyllis Schlafly has produced a stunning report on how immigration is changing the country. The report is still embargoed, but someone slipped me a copy, and it's too important to wait.

Leave aside the harm cheap labor being dumped on the country does to the millions of unemployed Americans. What does it mean for the Republican Party?

Citing surveys from the Pew Research Center, the Pew Hispanic Center, Gallup, NBC News, Harris polling, the Annenberg Policy Center, Latino Decisions, the Center for Immigration Studies and the Hudson Institute, Schlafly's report overwhelmingly demonstrates that merely continuing our current immigration policies spells doom for the Republican Party.

Immigrants -- all immigrants -- have always been the bulwark of the Democratic Party. For one thing, recent arrivals tend to be poor and in need of government assistance. Also, they're coming from societies that are far more left-wing than our own. History shows that, rather than fleeing those policies, they bring their cultures with them. (Look at what New Yorkers did to Vermont.)

This is not a secret. For at least a century, there's never been a period when a majority of immigrants weren't Democrats.

At the current accelerated rate of immigration -- 1.1 million new immigrants every year -- Republicans will be a fringe party in about a decade.

Thanks to endless polling, we have a pretty good idea of what most immigrants believe.

More @ Ann Coulter

Let The Games Begin

US Revolution

Anyone who has ever loved something and had to let it go understands the situation in America today. I don't care if it was a beloved Teddy Bear patched over and over again, the material so thin that it can no longer support new stitches or a great car that embodied and seemed to recall all of the great times contained within its metal shell, there comes a time to let go of the past and look to the future.

So, let us look at our history in America for a moment. It began as a capitalist experiment (and I have been chided for that term for its derivation from Marx as derogatory, but set that aside as we have never known a free market and likely never will, and no, I will not engage the debate here). It was a trading outpost for Britain, France and Spain, each exploiting different parts of the new continent.

There was liberty. The respective crowns were distant and those who braved the seas to arrive and occupy the land did so at their peril. It made of us a risk-taking lot; it made of us self-reliant; it made of us actors rather than reactors. Centuries passed, frontiers dissolved and we arrived at modern America: a tangled web of misinformation, disinformation and largely disconnected from our history. We are fed fairy tales from the television, always spouting a liberal, leftist, Marxist, totalitarian meme.

We are lost. Those of us who understand our rights, who understand the Constitution and the way it was weaved through an understanding of God as the supreme power, are few. The rest believe what they hear on the news, or newspapers, or general gossip.

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NC: Meddlesome Moms Want to Censor Your Facebook Page!

It’s no surprise that America’s newest anti-freedom group, Moms Demand Action Gun Bans (a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg’s anti-freedom Mayors Against Illegal Guns), would be interested in abrogating your first and second amendment rights. Their latest attack on your freedoms comes via social media, where they are encouraging Facebook to limit your right to advertise your lawfully-owned firearms for sale on the world’s largest social networking website.

Their misguided ad claims that Facebook “hosts” gun sales. To the contrary: Facebook is simply a vehicle for communicating, not unlike a newspaper, a bulletin board in the lunchroom, or an Internet discussion forum. In fact, Facebook would be a terrible place to conduct illegal gun sales; any criminal foolish enough to break the law by selling guns illegally on Facebook would find his communications well documented for the resulting criminal court proceedings.

Where will these intrusions into free speech end? Would agreeing to lend your friend a modern sporting rifle through a Facebook instant message violate the rules that the Nanny Moms are pushing to enact? It’s no secret that the Nanny Moms already want to make it a federal crime to lend your friend a rifle (as the draconian and unconstitutional state laws of Colorado and New York already do—laws that many Colorado sheriffs have recognized as unconstitutional, and laws that they have refused to enforce).

Perhaps the Moms’ next step will be to ban parking lots and dark alleys and trunks of cars, where criminals might also ply their trade. All the while, they are steadily chipping away at your God given rights to keep and bear arms, and to free speech.

Moms Demand Action’s ultimate goal is to completely disarm Americans. Their misguided belief that barring people the right to arm themselves for lawful self-defense will somehow make us “safer” is as insidious as their willingness to use their children to further their misguided political agenda.
What will you do to combat the Bloomberg-funded Nanny Moms? Will you stand idly while they work tirelessly to abrogate your constitutional rights? Or will you stand up and be heard?

Feminist Laura Levites To Cathy McMorris Rodgers: “I Want To Rip Out Your Uterus And Eat It”


              "I will fight to defend the rights and ownership of my Vagina till the death"

            (I doubt seriously if anyone has intentions of getting anywhere near it, dear. BT)


Washington state Senator Cathy McMorris Rodgers delivered the Republican “rebuttal” to President Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday night, which couldn’t be an easy task when having to respond diplomatically to an hour plus of lies. However, she gave the speech, and she did it gracefully. What she also did was inject a very pro-life narrative into her speech that was admirable.

America knows where she stands on the issues of life and how precious it is. Yet, vile feminist “comedian” Laura Levites responded with demonically charged tweets that send shivers down the spine. The state of The union is pathetic, and the state of the American culture is worse. Feminists have taken to obscenities that would never be publicly expressed a generation ago, much less said in private. But Satan is in full attack mode, and wicked feminists are seeing blood.

Lincoln’s War to Prevent Self-Government

 The initial 13th Amendment -- also known as the Corwin Amendment -- would have made slavery constitutional and permanent -- and Lincoln supported it. (AP)
 *The initial 13th Amendment — also known as the Corwin Amendment — would have made slavery constitutional and permanent — and Lincoln supported it. 

Conservative historian M.E. Bradford was deeply concerned by the ongoing deification and cult status of Lincoln, and how Yankee idolatry of him had so blurred the history, nature and consequences of the war “as to render Lincoln impervious to serious criticism.”
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
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Lincoln’s War to Prevent Self-Government 

“As [historian] Frank Owlsey complained in 1946, there was afoot in this land, “what seems to me a Lincoln cult bordering on pagan deification which is taking place in the popular mind of the North”; and it has been seriously inspired by serious scholars, who have allowed their emotions and bias to overemphasize certain elements and minimize others.”

In his essay on “A Southerner’s View of Abraham Lincoln,” Owsley’s principal complaint was not that Lincoln lacked moral scruples, but that he frequently exercised poor judgment – as seen, for example, in *his refusal to accept the Crittenden Compromise and in his naïve, persistent belief that the people of the South would never support their leaders in a war of secession. 


*Though he did approve of  the original 13th amendment. BT.

I understand a proposed amendment to the Constitution--which amendment, however, I have not seen--has passed Congress, to the effect that the Federal Government shall never interfere with the domestic institutions of the States, including that of persons held to service. To avoid misconstruction of what I have said, I depart from my purpose not to speak of particular amendments so far as to say that, holding such a provision to now be implied constitutional law, I have no objection to its being made express and irrevocable.

First Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln, Monday, March 4, 1861



Lincoln, argued Owsley, never fully grasped the depth of Southern patriotism or the magnitude of the war, until it was too late to compromise. By denying the South the right to self-government, Lincoln also subverted the democratic principles of the document he so often cited as authority for his constitutional views – the Declaration of Independence. “It seems ironic to Southerners that the United States,” observed Owsley, “a nation based upon the right of the people to live under a government of their choice, should make war to prevent a people – the South – from living under a government of their choice.” 

No less charitable with respect to Lincoln’s motives and moral reasoning, Donald Davidson also questioned Lincoln’s political acumen . . . asserting that the emancipator foolishly made war on his own ideas and objectives, ruining both the South and the North while creating an America he did not want. 

[M.E.] Bradford persuasively demonstrated [that Lincoln] was more than simply wrong-headed; he was “dishonest” and “duplicitous” “pseudo-Puritan,” a disingenuous “opportunist” guilty of “calculated posturing,” “historical distortions,” and “high crime”; he was indeed “the American Caesar of his age.”  “It is at our peril,” Bradford cautioned, “that we continue to reverence his name.”

(Walking the Levee with Mel Bradford, James McClellan; A Defender of Southern Conservatism, 
M.E. Bradford and His Achievements, Clyde N. Wilson, editor, University of Missouri Press, 1999, pp. 45-46)

Beretta announces manufacturing expansion in Tennessee

After months of searching, Beretta USA announced this morning that it will expand its U.S. operations by building a new firearms manufacturing plant just outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

Beretta officials made the announcement along with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam that the company will invest $45 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility, and bring to the Volunteer State 300 new jobs. The company is expected to complete construction on the facility this year in Gallatin Industrial Park.

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Alaska-Yukon moose: “It is the best meat you can get in the world,”

Boone and Crockett measurers scoring Heinz Naef's record moose.

For Heinz Naef, the verification of his record Alaska-Yukon moose by a Boone and Crockett Club (B&C) panel was the proverbial icing on the cake. Naef’s record was all but official when the rack was scored by B&C measurer Clint Walker last month at 263-1/8. However, Naef needed to bring his moose to Reno, Nevada for review by a Special Judges Panel as a formality.

In the end, the panel decided to bump up the final score to 263-5/8. Those measurements make Naef’s moose one of only two to ever score above 260. The other was the previous world record, which was harvested by John Crouse near Alaska’s Fortymile River two decades ago. That moose scored 261-5/8.

More @ Outdoor Hub

Christian Grammy Nominee Natalie Grant Walks Out of the Grammys

 Natalie Grant

Christian Contemporary music star Natalie Grant was nominated for two Grammys.

Grant was up for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance for “Alive (Mary Magdelene),” a song she wrote with her husband Bernie Helms, and Best Christian Music Song for the chart-topping “Hurricane.”

The couple went to the Grammys proud to represent gospel music. Little did they know when they arrived at the Los Angeles Staples Center that they’d be going to church.

To warm up the congregation and open the service, Beyoncé twerked her ample bethonged derriere to the delight of millions. After that, Natalie and Bernie were subjected to Mrs. Carter sitting astride a chair in, shall we say, an extremely come-hither position.

Rembrandt's Night Watch..................Flash mob!

Via Sister Anne

The Rijks museum  in Holland had an idea: Let's bring the art to the people and then, hopefully, they will come to see more - at the museum. They took one Rembrandt painting from 1642, Night Watch and brought to life the characters in it, placed them in a busy mall and the rest you can see for yourself!

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Bush speechwriter: Obama plagiarized GWB’s 2007 SOTU


Naw, he's such a truthful man...........:)

As dark clouds continue to gather over 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, all but the most diehard Obama worshipers grudgingly concede that his presidency has entered its lame duck phase. Some analysts have drawn comparisons between the second term of the current occupant of the White House and that of his immediate predecessor.

Bruce Drake, writing at Pew Research Center’s Fact Tank, notes:

    Barack Obama and George Bush have at least one thing in common when it comes to the second terms they won — the first year of their encores have been downers when it came to their public images. Both experienced falloffs in overall job approval and in Americans’ perceptions of their leadership, ability to get things done and trustworthiness.

For one observer, even last night’s State of the Union address had an oddly familiar ring, sounding like something George W. Bush might have said. That’s because the words were something Bush did say. Mark Thiessen, the observer in question and lead Bush speechwriter, had written them for Bush’s 2007 SOTU.

Giant rats put noses to work on Mozambique's landmines

Via Jonathan

A small army of landmine-detecting rats is to be redeployed in Mozambique in a push to meet a deadline to have the country declared free of mines this year.

Belgian non-governmental organisation Apopo trains African giant pouched rats to sniff out the explosives in landmines by conditioning them to associate the scent with rewards of food.

The rodents, which weigh about as much as a small domestic cat, are light enough to move over terrain without setting off the mines. They are followed by a team of mine-removal experts with metal detectors.

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Odds and ends at war


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Disabled homeowner who heard noises at front door shoots man

Via Bearing Arms

A disabled homeowner shot a man through a window with birdshot late Sunday during what San Antonio police say was an attempted burglary in the 1700 block of South Sabinas Street.

Ruben Hernandez, 54, was watching TV at his home at about 8:30 p.m. when he heard a loud banging that grew louder, according to a police report. A metal object was used to hit Hernandez's door, according to police.

Hernandez told police he heard the voice of a man, 19, whom he knew, yelling at him to come out.
Hernandez said he looked out the window and saw the man and two other men at the door. Hernandez told police he has had confrontations before where the man had threatened his life. Hernandez said the 19-year-old man and another man there, 23, have been involved in confrontations with Hernandez and Hernandez's son, including one several days earlier.

More @ My San Antonio

Two Knots for Mechanical Advantage



Creating a Block and Tackle Without Pulleys


The Trucker’s Hitch is not a single knot, but a knot system that acts like a block and tackle for tightening, hoisting, or hauling loads with mechanical advantage. You’re probably familiar with it, but it’s time to learn a couple of knots that will make this system easy to untie when you’re done, so you don’t have to cut the knot or waste time struggling to untie it. Review your knotting terms in last week’s Survival Tips article, which covers the Pipe Hitch and the Pile Hitch.

Watch the video for instructions (goes live early afternoon Jan 28).

FEMEN at anti-Hollande protest

Via Richard

I have learned that violence must be met with violence.

Via WiscoDave

I have learned through hard experience that I can fight, and that I can win. I can also lose, and so I take steps to minimize that risk. Part of that is the carry of a weapon. The gun is an extension of who I am. It is the tool of my identity. It is the symbol and the instrument of my personal inclination to face whatever comes.

The basic duty of man is the responsible application of violence to counter the less responsible. It is who I am, who we are. Because there comes a time when philosophizing is counter-productive. When the wolf comes, will you contemplate his true nature, try to reason? Or will you put him down?”

–TTAG commentator Tarrou underneath Quote of the Day: Self Awareness Edition

South African Genocide

Via Nancy

Works both ways, kiddies.