Friday, February 14, 2014

Scalawag Rawls

Via Nancy

February 14, 2014

13th Virginia Mechanized Cavalry
Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp #9
P.O. Box 5037
Driver, Virginia 23435

To the Editor:

I read with saddened heart of the fusion of the politically-correct Tredegar establishment and the soon-to-be-former Museum of the Confederacy. As was inevitable given it’s “leadership” over the years, the Museum has finally embraced that full anti-Southern mindset that cheers the victory of Lincoln’s Leviathan State over the last Republic in North America. But, parenthetically, what can one expect when Virginia’s various Sesquicentennial groups chose such slogans as “On to Richmond”—the cry of Union armies—and an “educational mobile unit” nick-named the Custermobile for the large image of Union General George Armstrong Custer which appears on its side! And this is the vehicle touring Virginia—Mother of States and Mother of Presidents—teaching the history (according to Lincoln sycophants and politically correct “historians”) of the War Against Southern Independence. Alas! The only story being told by Virginia’s heritage establishment seems to be that predicated upon the need to make a war against tyranny into a war for slavery!

But the effort to remove the word “Confederate” from the Museum’s name is not new.

As a member several years ago, I received an e-mail from Mr. Rawls asking my opinion about doing just that. Being na├»ve—and believing that Rawls was being pressured to be politically correct—I advised him to hold fast to the name of the last Republic on American soil and not to support the crusade of cultural genocide against the South.

Silly me! It appears that in fact he wished to reject the name and was seeking support from members of a similar persuasion.

I have advised those involved in the preservation of Southern heritage to challenge at law any who wish to make of the Museum one more politically-correct vehicle for the current false “historical narrative.” The mission statement of the its founders and all those who have supported it throughout the years by donations of personal treasures and money has not just been ignored by the current regime, but openly rejected. Not only does the Museum no longer recognize and promote the noble cause of the South and the sacrifice of those who fought and fell in her defense, but it has become another establishment vehicle to condemn and vilify those heroes and their cause—a cause which hero Col. John Singleton Mosby called “the noblest…ever defended by the sword…”

The original spirit of the Museum is to be found in the first appeals for donations in 1892:

The glory, the hardships, the heroism of the war were a noble heritage for our children. To keep green such memories and to commemorate such virtues, it is our purpose to gather together and preserve in the Executive Mansion of the Confederacy the sacred relics of those glorious days.”

The final declaration is found in the first paragraph of the Introduction Page, Catalogue of the Confederate Museum of the Confederate Memorial Literary Society, 1905, to wit:

“The need of an organization to preserve a true and faithful record of the gallant struggle made by the soldiers of the South for independence being keenly felt, the Confederate Memorial Literary Society was chartered and organized under the laws of Virginia, its object being to teach all future generations the true history of the war and the principles for which these soldiers laid down their lives."
Is there anyone who sincerely believes that the current administration of the Museum is acting in accordance with these founding declarations? Rather are they not acting in a manner diametric  to those noble goals? This was never to be a collection of uniforms and flags! It was always intended to memorialize the struggle of the South against federal tyranny in the War of Secession.

Surely, such an intentional rejection of the fundamental meaning of the institution placed in one’s trust must preclude one remaining in a position of trust. It also requires that several pertinent questions be asked—and answered!  When was the avowed purpose of the Museum of the Confederacy recast so as to make it into another component of anti-Southern propaganda? And as this new “mission” is now in effect, when was this matter made public and by what vote was the original mission removed and replaced by this current enterprise? And, again, what right did Mr. Rawls and his minions have to institute this new understanding of an institution founded before the beginning of the last century on a very different  program? Yet, as it is obvious that a new “program,” diametric to the original vision for the Museum, is now in effect, is that not contrary to the legal, not to mention moral obligations of the authorities who have brought it about?

 If those in charge of the Museum of the Confederacy and not of the American Civil War—a title which is mendacious in itself—could not and/or would not abide by their duties to that institution, were they not then honour-bound to remove themselves from those positions? I would say that anyone with any understanding of the meaning of those words would have said, “yes!” If they could not support an institution venerating Southern heritage as intended, they should have removed themselves from their positions. That they did not do so but chose to use those positions to force their will upon those who looked to them to honourably serve their charge only shows that the agenda of Lincoln and his armies did not end with Appomattox.

To my mind, I would rather that these noble relics be returned to those who gave them in good faith and placed in smaller right-thinking repositories around the South for proper recognition, understanding and reverence than for them serve as trophies for those whose victory was a matter of might over right and who continue to work ceaselessly to remove all remaining vestige of Southern heritage and history from the minds of men.
Very truly yours, etc.

Lady Val Protopapas
New York

‘Knock That White Boy Out’: Arrests Made After Mob Of Teens Attack Disabled Vet

Via NC Renegade

Cleveland authorities have made several arrests following the mob beating of a disabled Army veteran by a group of teenagers.

Last Friday, the victim, Matthew Robinson, was surrounded by between six and eight teenagers while riding the RTA Healthline. Robinson told WOIO that he was attacked by the teens, then robbed of his possessions.

During the attack, the teens made several derogatory remarks about Robinson.
“What they were saying was, ‘Knock that boy out!’ ‘White boy.’ ‘Cracker,’” he was quoted as saying about the incident. “They were saying, ‘Knock that white boy out.’”

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The FCC Plan To Police The Newsrooms

Via NC Renegade

First Amendment: The FCC has cooked up a plan to place "researchers" in U.S. newsrooms, supposedly to learn all about how editorial decisions are made. Any questions as to why the U.S. is falling in the free press rankings?

As if illegal seizures of Associated Press phone records and the shadowy tailing of the mother of a Fox News reporter weren't menacing enough, the Obama administration is going out of its way to institute a new intrusive surveillance of the press, as if the press wasn't supine enough.

Ajit Pai, a commissioner with the Federal Communications Commission, warned this week in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that a plan to dispatch researchers into radio, television and even newspaper newsrooms called the "Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs" is still going forward, despite the grave danger it presented to the First Amendment.

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Mint Juleps & General Buckner


Re-post prompted by new picture. :)

Letter from Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr. USA (VMI -1906, West Point -1908, killed on Okinawa, 18 June 1945) to the Major General Wm. D. Connor, Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. This Gen. Bucker was the son of Confederate Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner, Sr.


"30 March 1937

My Dear General Conner:

Your letter requesting my formula for mixing mint juleps leaves me in the same position in which Captain Barber found himself when asked how he was able to carve the image of an elephant from a block of wood. He said that it was a simple process consisting merely of whittling off the part that didn't look like an elephant!

The preparation of the quintessence of gentlemanly beverages can be described only in like terms. A mint julep is not a product of a formula. It is a ceremony and must be performed by a gentleman possessing a true sense of the artistic; a deep reverence for the ingredients and a proper appreciation of the occasion. It is a rite that must not be entrusted to a novice, a statistician nor a Yankee! It is a heritage of the Old South; an emblem of hospitality and a vehicle in which noble minds can travel together upon the flower-strewn paths of a happy and congenial thought.

So far as the mere mechanics of the operation are concerned, the procedure, stripped of its ceremonial embellishments, can be described as follows:

Go to a spring where cool, crystal-clear water bubbles from under a bank of dew-washed ferns; in a consecrated vessel, dip up a little water at the source. Follow the stream through its banks of green moss and wild flowers until it broadens and trickles through beds of mint growing in aromatic profusion and waving softly in the summer breeze. Gather the sweetest and tenderest shoots and gently carry them home. Go to the sideboard and select a decanter of Kentucky Bourbon distilled by a master hand, mellowed with age, yet still vigourous and inspiring. An ancestral sugar bowl, a row of silver goblets, some spoons and some ice and you are ready to start.

Into a canvas bag, pound twice as much ice as you think you will need. Make it fine as snow, keep it dry and do not allow it to degenerate into slush.

Into each goblet, put a slightly heaping teaspoonful of granulated sugar, barely cover this with spring water and slightly bruise one mint leaf into this, leaving the spoon in the goblet. Then pour elixir from the decanter until the goblets are about one-fourth full. Fill the goblets with snowy ice, sprinkling in a small amount of sugar as you fill. Wipe the outside of the goblets dry, and embellish copiously with mint.

Then comes the delicate and important operation of frosting. By proper manipulation of the spoons, the ingredients are circulated and blended until nature, wishing to take a further hand and add another of its beautiful phenomena, encrusts the whole in a glistening coat of white frost; thus, harmoniously blended by the deft touches of a skilled hand, you have a beverage eminently appropriate for honourable men and beautiful women.

When all is ready, assemble your guests on the porch or in the garden where the aroma of the juleps will rise heavenward and make the birds sing. Propose a worthy toast, raise the goblets to your lips, bury your nose in the mint, inhale a deep breath of its fragrance and sip the nectar of the gods!

Being overcome with thirst, I can write no further.


Lt. Gen. S.B. Buckner, Jr.

VMI Class of 1906

NC: Rhonda Renee Sutton Bryant Is Guilty And Her Lack of Integrity Shouldn’t Impede Justice

Via comment by Braggwife on Victims' families in Texas 'affluenza' case outrag...

He was using two canes, one hidden behind me, but he is down to one now, and soon he will get running legs! Not having a knee is really, really, REALLY (REALLY!) hard, and his determination and resilience are amazing!
My husband Jeremy’s devastating, senseless, and preventable injuries (see story here) are a testimony to why the offender’s actions should be punished. This is not just a matter of fairness – it is a test of the integrity of our judicial system.
Jeremy is a pretty private guy, so going public with our story is uncomfortable but socially responsible. It is our civic duty to reach people by opening ourselves up in order to educate the fact that intoxicated driving laws need to be stricter and enforced. 
There is a disconnect between punishment for this crime and Jeremy’s lifelong, life-changing injuries.
Let’s be clear, here, that Rhonda Renee Sutton Bryant’s actual guilt and responsibility due to her choices and wrongness of actions are without question. She committed the crimes. She is to blame.

She had clear and total liability. Jeremy was an innocent bystander in our front yard preparing to go fishing. The proof of her guilt was witnessed by our neighbors and the dozens of law enforcement and emergency providers on the scene. She was stuck but not crushed in the driver’s seat of her car for the entire hour that I was forced to watch Jeremy’s struggle to stay conscious and live through utter agony while he was stuck and maimed between the hood of her car (smelling his own flesh burning on her engine) and the bumper of his truck.

I know that she was uninjured because none of the emergency personnel on the scene treated her while they were trying to extract Jeremy and keep him alive. They let her remain seated in an obvious stupor. I am certain that they evaluated her condition upon arrival at the scene and judged her intoxicated but physically fine.

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I work at a university library in Boston, Mass., and books are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System, not by title or "importance". Muslim students (most of them from abroad) told administrators that they were offended because the Koran wasn't given a place of honor on a top shelf, as dictated by Islamic law and custom.

Library staff were then ordered to shift entire sections of books in the stacks so that the Koran could be "honored" appropriately.

19 Southern Pictures 1865 - 1955

 February 1911. Bayou La Batre, Alabama. "Little Julia tending the baby at home. All the older ones are at the factory. She shucks [oysters] also. Alabama Canning Co."

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NC: GRNC Alert 2-14-14 Lenoir Co. Proposes to Violate State Law



Plans open carry, park and recycling center bans...

The lengths repressive municipalities have gone in order to violate Second Amendment rights has been impressive to this point. Declaring lakes “swimming pools” and dog parks “playgrounds” demonstrates the level to which anti-freedom municipal leaders are willing to mislead in order to violate the rights of those they should be serving.

Lenoir County is now demonstrating that it competes with the worst anti-gun municipalities. It has drafted an ordinance proposing to treat its recycling centers as if they were “county buildings” and pronouncing the lawful carriage of firearms as a “detrimental act” subject to nuisance bans. Open carry will be prohibited on all county property via display bans.

Citizens with carry permits will be allowed to keep firearms in vehicles while at recycling centers. Apparently they expect citizens to pull-over before entering the dump, unholster and place handguns in a container - all of which only serves increase handling of loaded weapons and is inconsistent with a genuine desire to improve safety.

Lenoir’s goal is clearly only to make exercising the right to bear arms as inconvenient and difficult as they possibly can, which insults the goal of State law to provide uniformity.

They apparently don’t understand they cannot ban concealed carry in recycling centers. State law clearly prohibits bans outside of very narrowly-defined areas that include only buildings and parks. Claiming a right to regulate lawful carry as “detrimental act” clearly violates State preemption, and is nonsensical as carrying firearms is specifically permitted under State law.

Lenoir’s proposed ordinances were discovered by vigilant GRNC supporters and will be voted on during the Monday, February 17 commissioner’s meeting.

 Action, please

Police Shoot, Kill 80-Year-Old Man In His Own Bed


U.S. Destination..........Russia!

How to Skin a Deer with a Golf Ball and a Pickup Truck

Via Wide Open Spaces

Another liberal activist judge inadvertently strengthens gun rights in America

A federal judge, US District Judge John Heyburn II, has ruled that the state of Kentucky MUST recognize same-sex marriages that were performed in other states.

The state of Kentucky had passed a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriages in the state and part of that amendment was to not recognize such marriages from other states.

Judge Heyburn ruled that the exclusion of marriages from other states was unconstitutional based off of the following rationale, that Kentucky’s laws treat gay and lesbians differently in a “way that demeans them.”

Heyburn DIDN’T say that the state of Kentucky had to perform same-sex marriages but that they did have to recognize the marriage licenses from other states.

Now, THIS is where things get interesting.

Happy Valentine's Day

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Obamacare Changes in One Infographic

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Rand Paul: “I think Republicans will not win again in my lifetime........

Via avordvet


........unless they become a new GOP, a new Republican Party,” Paul said evenly. “And it has to be a transformation. Not a little tweaking at the edges.”

Paul remained noncommittal about his own speculated presidential ambitions, but said he believes people “from both parties” would rally to a candidate that said “we just need to turn over on all this” and advocated issues like term limits, reading the bills, and single-purpose bills.

The senator expressed little interest in the formation of a third party.

“I think that … you can transform a party,” he maintained. “…I’ve worked for a third party candidate, a guy that was my dad. It’s very difficult. The laws are set against you.”

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Fragmenting ammo that works

Winchester® Ammunition first launched its Defender® line of personal defense ammunition five years ago, providing responsible citizens with the most reliable ammunition to protect their homes and families. Winchester continues to add to the line up of innovative ammunition for personal defense with a 20 gauge segmenting slug.

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Expert: Child euthanasia a 'logical progression'


When Belgium, on the heels of the Netherlands, passed a measure in 2002 legalizing euthanasia amid fierce opposition, it limited the practice to adults.

Now, 12 years later, after an emotional debate, Belgium’s parliament Thursday voted to make the European nation the first in the world to remove age restrictions on euthanasia.

Americans should take heed, warns a leading opponent of the so-called “aid-in-dying” movement, Rita Marker, who believes activists in the U.S. who helped pass assisted-suicide laws in Oregon and Washington state are similarly monitoring the political winds and moving in incremental steps toward laws with little or no restrictions.

“Belgium is just a poster country for where this goes,” Marker told WND in an interview.

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NC: Ain’t that Amerika?

Via LH

paramilitary team operated by North Carolina’s Wilson County Sheriff’s Office recently executed what was described as a “high risk search warrant” on a narcotics suspect. The members of the “Emergency Response Team,” clad in black armor, bucket helmets, and balaclavas, found what “nearly a pound of marijuana” – which could be the yield from a single healthy plant – and a single handgun.

A photograph taken by an embedded correspondent for the Wilson Times newspaper showed two of the masked SWAT operators in full military regalia. One of them bore, ‘mid snow and ice, a tactical shield inscribed with a strange device – “Defender.”

To those not of an Orwellian cast of mind, it’s not clear what or whom the stormtroopers were defending. Peace officers don’t dress that way, nor do they conduct military-style raids to arrest people suspected of non-violent offenses. Perhaps most importantly, peace officers don’t wear masks to hide their identity from the people they are supposedly protecting.

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NC: Bear Creek Arsenal

So Just Who Is Bear Creek Arsenal …. Here's The Story…

Bear Creek Arsenal is owned and operated by the Moore family. They have a long history here in our North Carolina not only as master machinist but as shooters, armorers and craftsmen.

Until now Bear Creek has been mostly known behind the scenes in the firearms community for making custom barrels, complex receivers, and high end private label rifle parts for builders across the country.

More recently, their sister company, Moore's Machine, introduced a base level AR-15 to the market. This is a rifle that we carried for a while, stopped carrying, and then re-introduced after extensive testing and becoming comfortable with their newly found level of consistent quality. After being re-introduced, they were a huge success!

Recently, in their ongoing effort to produce the finest rifle possible, the Moore family has taken the entire MMC operation and moved it to their dedicated custom facility at their Bear Creek Arsenal location. At Bear Creek Arsenal, each rifle is built from the ground up on dedicated equipment and under the direct oversight and quality control of the Moore family themselves.

Since we re-introduced the MMC rifles in late 2013 the quality has always been good, but now under the new Bear Creek Arsenal banner, we think it is even better.

Buyers will notice a nicer finish, smoother lines, higher quality markings, and a more professional fit and finish than ever before. They feed as smooth as glass and the accuracy rivals that of many custom guns.

We are convinced that these are the best bang for the rifle buck of any gun in America! For shooters, by shooters, that is Bear Creek Arsenal.

Ready to shop? Check out the first two Bear Creek AR's on our site.

Wield the Shield: Riot Control Training

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Coming to your neighborhood?

John Podesta, key player in administration’s regulation drive, also helped UN develop radical new global agenda

Via Jeffery


John Podesta, the former Clinton Administration chief of staff who is spearheading President Barack Obama’s aggressive strategy of government-by-regulation, has also been helping United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with an even more ambitious job: setting the stage to radically transform the world’s economic, environmental and social agenda.

That effort—a colossal and sweeping form of  global behavior modification--is supposed to get a new kick-start at a special U.N. summit of world leaders to be convened by Ban in New York City on September 25.

Its supporters hope that effort will end next year in a new international treaty that will bind all 193 U.N. members-- including the U.S-- to a still formless “universal sustainable development agenda” for the planet that will take effect in 2020.

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  Via WRSA
[The] constitutional security for `the right to keep and bear arms’ implies the right to use them … This is the only remedy suggested by the Constitution, and is necessarily the only remedy that can exist, when the government becomes so corrupt as to afford no peaceable one. The people have a legal right to resort to this remedy at all times, when the government goes beyond, or contrary to, the Constitution. And it is only a matter of discretion with them whether to resort to it at any particular time.

 –Lysander Spooner, “The Right of Resistance," from "An Essay on the Trial by Jury" (chapter II).

Forest Brothers: A children's book, assuming your children like to hear stories about patriots slaughtering communists by the dozen.


Karl's Notes
Karl's Notes


Forest Brothers: The Account of an Anti-soviet Lithuanian Freedom Fighter, 1944-1948