Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Goodies from Ol' Remus


Jeffries sets up the dichotomy thusly: "Our thesis is that the sun people, the African family of warm communal hope, meets an antithesis, the vision of ice people, Europeans, colonizers, oppressors, the cold, rigid element in world history." Sadly for Jeffries and his melanin-rich ilk, such social warmth hasn’t generated much in the way of technology—if it takes them a whole village to raise a child, I’d imagine it takes them a whole country to build a chair.
Jim Goad at takimag.com


Putin has recently attempted to furnish his subjects with a conservative nationalist ideology to counter aggressive American globalist liberalism. The ex-KGB man recognizes that liberalism—in the reigning sense of minoritarianism—is suffering from diminishing marginal returns, with ever-tinier minorities the subject of its obsessions... Much of the American press’s anger at Russia stems from the feeling that maybe Putin is on to something.
Steve Sailer at takimag.com

 Conservative Americans hold tremendous political and economic power but refuse to use it.  They keep looking to elective politics, which is like the Indians looking to treaties to save them.  If Tea Party patriots and their sympathizers adopted the methods of the Sons of Liberty, the government would whistle a different Yankee Doodle.
Deborah Tyler at americanthinker.com 

 No-knock midnight raids; gun confiscation; "stop-and-frisk"-style demands for identification that quickly escalate to violence and arrest; summary punishment for "contempt of cop"—all of these practices would be immediately recognizable to 18th century slaves. They would probably find it incomprehensible that people who consider themselves to be free would allow such practices to continue. 
William Grigg at freedominourtime.blogspot.com

 Jeffries sets up the dichotomy thusly: "Our thesis is that the sun people, the African family of warm communal hope, meets an antithesis, the vision of ice people, Europeans, colonizers, oppressors, the cold, rigid element in world history." Sadly for Jeffries and his melanin-rich ilk, such social warmth hasn’t generated much in the way of technology—if it takes them a whole village to raise a child, I’d imagine it takes them a whole country to build a chair.
Jim Goad at takimag.com

art-link-symbol-small-rev01.jpg The US government is the hugest government in the world and meddles in the lives of its citizens in every way imaginable. The government accepts no limits on its power whatsoever. The president rules by decree. This isn't done under some new constitution. This is all done under the 1787 one, says Ryan McMaken in this article, The Constitution Failed, at Mises Economics Blog.
H/t zerohedge.com 

 Nothing changes until there are real consequences for bad behavior, at all levels of society.  Eventually, that which cannot be sustained, won't be, and the rebalancing will be horrific.
LawsofPhysics, comment 4467999 at zerohedge.com 

 art-link-symbol-small-rev01.jpg Did you know that early Americans opposed police forces? They viewed them as a 'standing army,' an idea they dreaded because they felt that, eventually, that army would be used against them. Now, with the militarization of our police forces, we're creating a standing army whose duty it is to enforce laws, even the most minor of laws, using military-grade weaponry, and Americans don't seem to care anymore, says John Silveira in this article, The militarization of America's police forces, at Backwoods Home.

 art-link-symbol-small-rev01.jpg The politically correct are so violent in the assertion of their ideals because they crave the subjugation of the mainstream and a recognition of their "rightness." They don’t want people to "accept" their beliefs as tolerable. They want people to adore their beliefs as supreme. They want every man, woman and child to reinforce their ideals without question. The malfunction of this philosophy is that zealots are never satisfied. They must always find new ways to feel superior to others. So they continuously engineer new taboos and new sins, no matter how ridiculous, says Brandon Smith in this article, The Twisted Motives Behind Political Correctness, at Alt-Market
American Bar Association - Healthcare isn't a partisan issue.  Federal control over elections isn't a partisan issue.  Guns aren't a partisan issue.  Except these days, they are all partisan issues.  The way partisans get what they want is by telling you that what they want isn't a partisan issue.  ABA leaders believe so deeply in things like gun control, federalized elections and race preferences that they can't imagine any disagreement.
J. Adams at pjmedia.com/jchristianadams 

The Russian Stronghold in Ukraine Preparing to Fight the Revolution

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 The busload of officers only began to feel safe when they entered the Crimean peninsula. Through the night on Friday, they drove the length of Ukraine from north to south, having abandoned the capital city of Kiev to the revolution. Along the way the protesters in several towns pelted their bus with eggs, rocks and, at one point, what looked to be blood before the retreating officers realized it was only ketchup. “People were screaming, cursing at us,” recalls one of the policemen, Vlad Roditelev.

Finally, on Saturday morning, the bus reached the refuge of Crimea, the only chunk of Ukraine where the revolution has failed to take hold. Connected to the mainland by two narrow passes, this huge peninsula on the Black Sea has long been a land apart, an island of Russian nationalism in a nation drifting toward Europe. One of its biggest cities, Sevastopol, is home to a Russian naval base that houses around 25,000 troops, and most Crimean residents identify themselves as Russians, not Ukrainians.

More @ Time

Harvard writer: Abolish free speech

 Blithering idiot.

A student writer at Harvard University is raising eyebrows after publishing her belief that free speech on campus should be abolished and professors with opposing views be fired.

Sandra Korn, a senior who writes a column for the Harvard Crimson newspaper, thinks radical leftism is the only permissible political philosophy, and the First Amendment only hinders colleges from brainwashing students with her viewpoint.

“Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice,” states the subtitle of her Feb. 18 column, in which she insists Harvard stop guaranteeing students and professors the right to hold controversial views and conduct research putting liberalism in a negative light.

More @ WND

Sour Thoughts from the Police Beat: Things Don't Work Like They Spoza


A cause of this dysfunction is the notion that criminals can “pay their debt to society,” and then be all better, as if crimes were purchases made on a credit card. Say that a marginal human wielding a bolo knife crawls through a window, burglarizes the house, and gets caught and sentenced to five years.

He gets out some time later having “paid his debt”—actually the citizenry have paid $20K a year to keep him fed and comfortable. He is now thought to have been cleansed and ready to make a fresh start.

Not a chance.

As any cop can tell you, career criminals commit almost all crime. When Willy Bill gets caught carrying a television out from someone’s window,, you will find, with the absolute certainty one associates with bankruptcy in a Democratic administration, that he has a rap sheet going back to puberty. Two years after getting out for one offense, he will be arrested for another. Normal, civilized people don’t suddenly think, “Gosh, slow day. I guess I’ll do a little burglary.”  Either you don’t do it at all, or it’s all you do.

Alabama state representative doubles down on racist comments in absurd Fox News interview

Via Billy

Alabama State Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, found himself in the spotlight last week when he called US Supreme Court Justice Clarence an “Uncle Tom” and criticized his interracial marriage while speaking at the mic on the floor of the Alabama House of Representatives.

For those who have been listening to Holmes’ ramblings for years, his comments were hardly out of character, and he proved as much during an interview with Fox News correspondent David Webb during Monday night’s episode of Hannity.

Webb began by asking Rep. Holmes if he stands by his description of Justice Thomas as an “Uncle Tom.”

“Yes I do,” Holmes replied without hesitation. “I think Justice Thomas on the United States Supreme Court is an Uncle Tom. A black man allowed himself to be used to carry the message of a white man, which is against the interests of black people in America.

Rick Perry: “I was troubled today by the tone of the president…”

Via Craig

Hussein has evidently lost touch with reality.

Rick Perry admitted at the RGA today that he was very troubled by Obama’s tone today addressing the National Governors Association:
I don’t mind telling you I was a bit troubled today by the tone of the president. …For the president of the United States to look Democrat and Republican governors in the eye and to say ‘I do not trust you to make decisions in your state about issues of education, about transportation infrastructure…’ – that is really troubling.
Perry went on to say that Obama was going to hollow out the National Guard and warned the state governors not to push back against it or they would hear from him:

After DHS Denial, Local Reporter Finds Evidence Terrorists Crossed The Border

Via Billy & The Western Center For Journalism

Connecticut senate and house members who voted for gun control



John W. Fonfara, 99 Montowese St., Hartford 06114-2841

Eric D. Coleman, 77 Wintonbury Ave., Bloomfield 06002-2529

Andrea Stillman, 5 Coolidge Ct., Waterford 06385-3309

Gary LeBeau, 501 Canyon Ridge Dr., Broad Brook 06016-5602

Kevin Kelly, 240 York St., Stratford 06615-7952

Steve Cassano, 1109 Middle Tpke, E Manchester 06040-3703

Anthony J. Musto, 15 Maymont Ln., Trumbull 06611-2111

Beth Bye, 99 Outlook Ave., West Hartford 06119-1432

Andres Ayala, PO Box 55106, Bridgeport 06610-5106

Terry B. Gerratana, 674 Lincoln St., New Britain 06052-1833

Michael A. McLachlan, 47 W Wooster St., Danbury 06810-7731

Bob Duff, 50 Toilsome Ave., Norwalk 06851-2425

Toni Boucher, 5 Wicks End Ln, Wilton 06897-2633

Paul Doyle, 38 Thornbush Rd., Wethersfield 06109-3554

Carlo Leone, 88 Houston Ter., Stamford 06902-4449

Toni N. Harp (no longer in the Legislature, she is now the Mayor of New Haven, CT).

John McKinney, 986 S Pine Creek Rd., Fairfield 06824-6348

Martin M. Looney, 132 Fort Hale Rd., New Haven 06512-3630

Donald E. Williams, Jr., 41 Malbone Ln., Brooklyn 06234-1563

Edward Meyer, 407 Mulberry Point Rd., Guilford 06437-3204

Dante Bartolomeo, 167 Reynolds Dr., Meriden 06450-2568

Gayle Slossburg, 14 Honeysuckle Ln., Milford 06461-1671

Joan V. Hartley, 206 Columbia Blvd., Waterbury 06710-1401

Leonard Fasano, 7 Sycamore Ln., North Haven 06473-1283

Joseph J. Crisco, Jr., 1205 Racebrook Rd., Woodbridge 06525-1822

L. Scott Frantz, 123 Meadow Rd., Riverside 06878-2521


Seattle Cafe Refuses To Serve TSA Workers

Via LH

NC: Video: Embattled Senator Flees Obamacare Questions


Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) is an extremely busy woman -- far too busy, in fact, to offer a coherent answer to a relevant question about her role in passing Obamacare. She voted for the law in 2009 and 2010, then joined all of her Democratic colleagues to defeat a Republican attempt to revise its grandfathering guidelines in such a away that would have preserved the president's since-obliterated "keep your plan" pledge. At a press event yesterday, reporters wanted to know why Sen. Hagan has feigned shock and outrage over millions of Americans losing their preferred plans. Why did she vote against a plan to preserve the promise? When did she "discover" that "keep your plan" was a fiction? Hagan wasn't interested in answering those questions.

More with video @ Townhall

West Palm Beach homeowner kills burglar with the gun the criminal was attempting to steal


When does a burglary turned into an armed robbery? It happens when the thief tries to turn one of the guns he is stealing against the homeowner. It happened last week in West Palm Beach, and the homeowner came away the survivor.

Police say a West Palm Beach man shot and killed a 16-year-old intruder after he came home for lunch, and saw the suspect attempting to rob his home.

Authorities say it all happened around 1 p.m. Wednesday when the homeowner at 733 57th Street came home for lunch.

More @ Bearing Arms

Apache Pilot Shot

At the very end. 

An Apache pilot is hit by a VERY lucky round fire from a Taliban fighter's AK-47. The pilot made a full recovery, but 18 of the Taliban fighters did not.

Connecticut sends out the first confiscation letters

 Via Jeffery


Gun confiscation is one step closer in Connecticut.  The mainstream media spins it as “one more chance” for non-compliant gun owners who failed to register their scary guns before the January 1 deadline.

In reality, these letters - 106 to rifle owners, and 108 more to residents with standard capacity magazines – are the first step in the Connecticut State Police beginning to round up guns arbitrarily made illegal last year in that state.  These guns include America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15 and magazines over 10 rounds, which include the standard capacity magazines made for that America’s favorite rifle.

Failure to register is now a felony now in Connecticut.

How long will it be before there is bloodshed over this law?  We’re not sure, but we’re confident it is coming unless the law is rescinded or struck down by the courts.

Medal of Honor Roll Call: Charles B. Morris

Charles B. Morris

Charles B. Morris

Rank and organization: Staff Sergeant (then Sgt.), U.S. Army, Company A, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade (Separate). Place and Date: Republic of Vietnam, 29 June 1966. Entered service at: Roanoke, Va. Born: 29 December 1931, Carroll County, Va. G.O. No.: 51, 14 December 1967.

Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. 

Seeing indications of the enemy’s presence in the area, S/Sgt. Morris deployed his squad and continued forward alone to make a reconnaissance. He unknowingly crawled within 20 meters of an enemy machinegun, whereupon the gunner fired, wounding him in the chest. S/Sgt. Morris instantly returned the fire and killed the gunner. Continuing to crawl within a few feet of the gun, he hurled a grenade and killed the remainder of the enemy crew. Although in pain and bleeding profusely, S/Sgt. Morris continued his reconnaissance. Returning to the platoon area, he reported the results of his reconnaissance to the platoon leader. As he spoke, the platoon came under heavy fire. Refusing medical attention for himself, he deployed his men in better firing positions confronting the entrenched enemy to his front. 

Then for 8 hours the platoon engaged the numerically superior enemy force. Withdrawal was impossible without abandoning many wounded and dead. Finding the platoon medic dead, S/Sgt. Morris administered first aid to himself and was returning to treat the wounded members of his squad with the medic’s first aid kit when he was again wounded. Knocked down and stunned, he regained consciousness and continued to treat the wounded, reposition his men, and inspire and encourage their efforts. 

Wounded again when an enemy grenade shattered his left hand, nonetheless he personally took up the fight and armed and threw several grenades which killed a number of enemy soldiers. Seeing that an enemy machinegun had maneuvered behind his platoon and was delivering the fire upon his men, S/Sgt. Morris and another man crawled toward the gun to knock it out. His comrade was killed and S/Sgt. Morris sustained another wound, but, firing his rifle with 1 hand, he silenced the enemy machinegun. 

Returning to the platoon, he courageously exposed himself to the devastating enemy fire to drag the wounded to a protected area, and with utter disregard for his personal safety and the pain he suffered, he continued to lead and direct the efforts of his men until relief arrived. Upon termination of the battle, important documents were found among the enemy dead revealing a planned ambush of a Republic of Vietnam battalion. Use of this information prevented the ambush and saved many lives. S/Sgt. Morris’ gallantry was instrumental in the successful defeat of the enemy, saved many lives, and was in the highest traditions of the U.S. Army.

Department of Veterans Affairs employees destroyed veterans’ medical records to cancel backlogged exam requests [AUDIO]

Via WiscoDave


Employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) destroyed veterans’ medical files in a systematic attempt to eliminate backlogged veteran medical exam requests, a former VA employee told The Daily Caller.

Audio of an internal VA meeting obtained by TheDC confirms that VA officials in Los Angeles intentionally canceled backlogged patient exam requests.

“The committee was called System Redesign and the purpose of the meeting was to figure out ways to correct the department’s efficiency. And one of the issues at the time was the backlog,” Oliver Mitchell, a Marine veteran and former patient services assistant in the VA Greater Los Angeles Medical Center, told TheDC.

More with video @ The Daily Caller

Top lawmaker vows to protect Russians in Ukraine

Via Billy


A senior Russian lawmaker said Tuesday that Russia will protect its compatriots in Ukraine if their lives are in danger.

Tuesday's statement by Leonid Slutsky, who heads a parliamentary committee in charge of relations with other ex-Soviet republics, reflected tensions in Ukraine's Crimea, a mostly Russian-speaking Black Sea peninsula that hosts a major Russian naval base.

"If lives and health of our compatriots are in danger, we won't stay aside," Slutsky said at a meeting with activists in Simferopol, the regional capital of the Crimea. He refused to elaborate.

Slutsky also said that fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych remains the only legitimate leader of Ukraine, adding that there is a "big question mark" over the legitimacy of the decisions made by the Ukrainian parliament since he left the seat of power.

More @ Windstream

FCC Whistleblower Pai: News Bias Study 'Suspended,' Not 'Canceled'


FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, who blew the whistle on the federal agency’s plan to study purported bias in the news, says the survey has been "suspended," not canceled as the FCC has said.

The Federal Communications Commission declared last week that it had shelved a controversial survey on how newsrooms cover various news stories, which was derided by critics as a threat to the First Amendment right of press freedom.

But in explaining the decision, FCC spokeswoman Shannon Gilson said that "the pilot will not be undertaken until a new study design is final," suggesting the program could be brought back at a later date.

"It's suspended, and the way I like to think about it is [how] you would think about a baseball game being suspended," Pai told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "It’s not being canceled, it could come back," he said Monday.

More with video @ Newsmax

AP Exclusive: Few Army women want combat jobs

Via Billy

Only a small fraction of Army women say they'd like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle, according to preliminary results from a survey of the service's nearly 170,000 women.

That survey and others across the Army, publicly disclosed for the first time to The Associated Press, also revealed that soldiers of both genders are nervous about women entering combat jobs but say they are determined to do it fairly. Men are worried about losing their jobs to women; women are worried they will be seen as getting jobs because of their gender and not their qualifications. Both are emphatic that the Army must not lower standards to accommodate women.

Less than 8 percent of Army women who responded to the survey said they wanted a combat job.

More @ Windstream

Student Suspended For Knife In Father's Car

Via WiscoDave

A high school student in Montgomery County has been suspended after school officials found a knife inside his father's car. 
David Duren-Sanner should be spending his time going through college and scholarship applications this time of year.

Instead, he's wondering if he'll even be able to graduate after what hundreds of people are calling an overreaction to a mistake.

On Thursday, Duren-Sanner, a senior at Northeast High School drove his father's car to school. During a random lockdown, his car was chosen to be searched.

Duren-Sanner gave permission because he said he had nothing to hide.

His father is a commercial fisherman on the West Coast and had apparently left a fishing knife in the car. Duren-Sanner's father said it might have been wedged between one of the seats.

Duren-Sanner said he told school officials and the Sheriff's department the car was his father's and he didn't know the knife was in it.

"He's like 'it doesn't matter it was in your possession anyway,'" Duren-Sanner said.

More with video @ News Channel 5

Peanut butter for GIs and a 40% shot of cordiale for the Italians: Can you guess the army's nationality by its ration pack?

Via WiscoDave
The British ration pack contains a host of familiar items including Typhoo tea and a tiny bottle of Tabasco sauce as well as favourites such as chicken tikka masala, vegetarian pasta, jam-filled biscuits and boiled sweets

Napoleon famously said that 'an army marches on its stomach', but who knew that soldiers from across the world would be powered by such a diverse range of foodstuffs including Tabasco sauce for the British and a shot of alcohol for the Italian troops?

Operational ration packs including canned, freeze-dried or pre-cooked food are dished out to many servicemen and women on the front line, providing enough food to get them through 24 hours and millions of pounds have been spent on making them as appetising as possible, with gadgets including heaters to warm the meals also included in the packs.

British troops serving in Afghanistan find themselves tucking into favourites from home including chicken tikka masala, vegetarian pasta and jam-filled biscuits, as well as familiar brands such as Typhoo tea and Kenco coffee with a tiny bottle of Tabasco sauce to spice up their meals.

Although the French used to include red wine with their ration packs they now must make do with venison pate and duck confit, as it is now only the Italians who are provided with any type of alcohol in the form of a miniature measure of 40 per cent alcohol 'cordiale' .

Estonian troops snack on smoked sprats, stuffed peppers and halva, while German forces enjoy liver sausage spread and rye bread.

The ration packs were collected from troops from across the world serving in Kabul, Afghanistan by the Guardian newspaper for a dinner in aid of charities School of Leadership, Afghanistan and The Afghan Schools Trust, attended by diplomats, aid workers, security contractors and other officials.

As they are legally banned from giving away ration packs, the Americans were unable contribute to dinner, (Must be another insane PC decree) although US ration packs can sometimes be purchased in markets should they fail to make it to Afghanistan via Pakistan. Peanut butter, spiced apple cider, almond poppy seed pound cake, cranberries and tropical punch give US soldiers a taste of home while on the front line.

More with video @ Daily Mail

How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

Via Mike


What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer all the questions below to see your personal dialect map. 

Black LadyTakes Her Place Among United Daughters Of The Confederacy

 <p>Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News</p>
United Daughters of Confederacy member Georgia Benton.  Savannah Morning News

A Savannah native, Georgia Benton grew up hearing about the Civil War service of her great-grandfather, a slave from Sumter, S.C., who followed his master to the battles of Sharpsburg, Gettysburg and Petersburg, and then brought his body home for burial when he was struck down by artillery fire and slain during the conflict’s final days.

“He was fighting for his land and his people,” Benton said of George W. Washington, who was 16 when he entered Confederate service in 1862 as the body servant of Lt. William Alexander McQueen, who was 22.

To honor Washington and his three years of wartime service, Benton took an audacious step: She decided to join the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

“I have every right to membership in the UDC, which along with the Sons of Confederate Veterans, remembers and recognizes the men who fought for and rendered service to the South during the Civil War,” said Benton.

More @ Savannah Now