Friday, April 4, 2014

Charles Koch: I'm Fighting to Restore a Free Society. Instead of welcoming free debate, collectivists engage in character assassination.

Via Angry Mike

I have devoted most of my life to understanding the principles that enable people to improve their lives. It is those principles—the principles of a free society—that have shaped my life, my family, our company and America itself.

Unfortunately, the fundamental concepts of dignity, respect, equality before the law and personal freedom are under attack by the nation's own government. That's why, if we want to restore a free society and create greater well-being and opportunity for all Americans, we have no choice but to fight for those principles. I have been doing so for more than 50 years, primarily through educational efforts. It was only in the past decade that I realized the need to also engage in the political process.

More @ The WSJ

VMFA Update 4-3-2014


March went out like a LION, as we wrapped up a month of new and stepped up tactics in our ongoing battle against the VMFA and their forced removal of Confederate flags from the portico of the Confederate Memorial Chapel.

The highlight was a 6 hour flagging on Thursday, March 20th, that coincided with a Board of Trustees meeting at the VMFA a total of over 30 FLAGGERS gave of their time that day to make sure that every board member got a personal reminder of our presence.

US Ambasador to Libya Makes Terrorists Her New Best Friends

Via Cousin John

Deborah Jones with Extremists in Libya 2014

What is wrong with this woman?

In this picture you will see Deborah K. Jones, US Ambassador to Libya, holding the hand of one of the most extreme Muslim terrorists. She is meeting with a group from the tribe Zentan. The Zentan tribe is split into a couple of factions the least of these is their Islamic extremist arm made up of maybe 25 or 30 people. Why would Deborah Jones chose to meet with the most radical of this tribe and "hold hands with the elder?"

In the Muslim community you do not see men holding hands with women that are not their wives or daughters or that they are not intimate with, this raises too many questions to list.

Yes, the Navy Did Try To Ban The “Don’t Tread On Me Patch”

Via avordvet


In October of 2013, Hardhatters received an email from a trusted source within the Navy claiming the Navy SEALs were ordering personnel to remove the traditional “Don’t Tread On Me” patch, also known as the First U.S. Navy Jack, which is often used by conservative/Tea Party groups. The source had received the order by email which states the following:
WARCOM and GROUP TWO/ONE have pushed out the uniform policy for NWU III and any patches worn on the sleeve.
All personnel are only authorized to wear the matching “AOR” American Flag patch on the right shoulder.  You are no longer authorized to wear the “Don’t Tread On Me” patch.
Again the only patch authorized for wear is the American flag on the right shoulder. Please pass the word to all
Senior Enlisted Advisor
[Name Redacted]
More @ Hardhatters

The Actual Cause Of The Civil War (sic)

An obnoxious Yankee added nutmeg to a Mint Julep.

--Irvin S. Cobb 1936

Irvin S. Cobb wearing a coonskin cap and smoking a cigar.Illustration by Tony Sarg for "The Glory of the States: Kentucky" by Irvin S. Cobb, published in The American Magazine in May 1916.



Intel Chair: Obama Knows Where Benghazi Terrorists Are Hiding – But Won’t Go After Them (Video)

Via avordvet

 Mideast Libya Militant Backlash

House Intel Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) told TIME magazine this week that the Obama administration knows where the Benghazi Al-Qaeda terrorists are hiding but refuses to go after them.
We have numerous people that we know participated in the Benghazi attacks affiliated with al-Qaeda that are still on the battlefield. We have the capacity to get them but there’s no planning to get them. We have other serious al-Qaeda threats that normally we would take off the battlefield, but because of this Administration’s more kinder, gentler approach we have not done that.
More with video @ Gateway Pundit

Cop Pulls Gun On Fifth Graders Building Tree Fort

Via Sioux

Police in Georgia forced a group of fifth graders to the ground at gunpoint this week as they attempted to build a tree fort in their own neighborhood.

According to 911 records, Henry County Police were called after a neighbor noticed the children “chopping off tree limbs,” an activity she claimed was hurting the environment and creating “tripping hazards.”

Police arrived on scene to find 11-year-old Omari Grant and his friends playing in a small patch of trees, prompting at least one officer to reportedly draw his firearm and force the boys to the ground.
“I was thinking that I don’t want to be shot today, so I just listened to what they said,” Grant said.

More with video @ Prison Planet

Obamacare in action: It’s a Loss in Md: 73K Lose Insurance; 60K Enroll on Exchange

 Jim Jordan
The head of the Maryland Health Insurance Exchange testified Thursday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that only 60,000 people have signed up for Obamacare through the state’s exchange - 13,000 less than the number of individuals reported to lose their insurance due to Obamacare.

“According to our reports, according to AP, press accounts, 73,000 individuals in Maryland were going to lose their insurance because of the Affordable Care Act, and what you’re telling me is your revised goal is approximately the same number – 75,000. So your revised goal of people you’re gonna sign up is: We’re gonna sign up the people who were kicked off of the Affordable Care Act,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said.

More @ CNS News

Ex-SEAL shot in stomach, suspects al-Qaida


 A former U.S. Navy SEAL who publicly had expressed concern about terror attacks on the U.S. electrical grid believes he became the target of an al-Qaida attack – or a mercenary hired by al-Qaida – in the United States.

In an exclusive interview with WND, Christopher Mark Heben said initially he thought a shooting attack that apparently put a fragmented bullet in his stomach was an isolated case.

But after reflection, he thinks it might be part of a series of unprovoked attacks on SEALs.

Heben recently had been prominently featured on Fox News and other media outlets, issuing a warning of the prospect of terrorist attacks on the U.S. electrical grid system.

Then he was targeted himself, in an unprovoked shooting in an Ohio parking lot.

Heben, 44, of Medina County, Ohio, was shot once in the stomach outside the Mustard Seed Market & Cafe in the Bath Township. He said a car had backed into him, and the driver emerged and shot him with “something.” He could not confirm it was a gun since he never saw the weapon.

More @ WND

White Man Beaten By Mob In Detroit After Hitting Boy With Truck: Was It A Hate Crime?

Roundabout via Jeffery

As a 54-year-old Roseville man clings to life in the hospital following a brutal mob beating on Detroit’s east side, many are starting to wonder if the whole thing was racially motivated.

As first reported by WWJ Newsradio 950, an 11-year-old boy suffered a broken leg on Wednesday when he was hit by a pickup truck after walking into the street near Morang and Balfour. The driver, Steven Utash, immediately got out of his truck after hitting the boy and was viciously attacked by 10 to 12 men. The beating was so brutal, Utash was rendered unconscious.

Utash’s son Joseph told WWJ’s Gary Lundy Thursday night that his father remains in a medically induced coma, nearly unrecognizable due to his injuries. He also said his wallet was stolen from his truck.

More @ CBS

2 AP journalists shot in Afghanistan, 1 dead

The Associated Press said the slain journalist was , 48, an internationally acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning German photographer. She was shot in Afghanistan's eastern Khost province.

The second journalist targeted by the gunman was Kathy Gannon, a Canadian reporter based in Islamabad, the AP said. She is said to be in a stable condition and is receiving medical care.

"Anja and Kathy together have spent years in Afghanistan covering the conflict and the people there," said AP executive editor Kathleen Carroll, speaking in New York. "Anja was a vibrant, dynamic journalist well-loved for her insightful photographs, her warm heart and joy for life. We are heartbroken at her loss."

More @ WSBT

Two Weeks Until Deadline For Spring 2014 NC PATCON

Please comment at the second link below.  The $20 PATCON fee remains the same although the actual cost is $23 because of  the rise in pork. (Since the first of the year pork is up 45%)  Additionally, this is based on an attendance of 75 minimum.

ONE MONTH Until 2014 Spring NC PATCON May 7th to May 12th

Field of Mopars Comes to Auction in Oregon

Via Daily Timewaster

Field of Mopars Comes to Auction in Oregon 

ACC photographer Marc Emerson made the trek to Brothers, OR, this weekend to photograph the Charles Kee Collection. The 250-car collection — heavy on Chryslers, DeSotos, Imperials, and 300s — will sell without reserve on May 8-9. James G. Murphy Commercial & Industrial Auctioneers  is handling this rodeo.

Kee, who died in December, was reportedly stockpiling the cars with the intention of opening a museum.

As the pictures below make clear, many of these cars may be of value only as parts cars or projects, but the dry Eastern Oregon high desert climate should alleviate concerns of serious rust. A handful of cars are thought to be mechanically viable.

A final run sheet is not yet available, but ACC has acquired this partial preliminary list. Watch this space for updates.

With A Clear Conscience

Pro Gun Rally in Albany, New York 
Tom King of the NRA, like members of the GOP, is so busy thinking about elections and politically acceptable positions, he, like them, has sold the entire concept of Constitutional republicanism to the highest bidder, i.e. George Soros. There is nothing more infuriating than when these parasites speak of rights and liberty as motivational appeal points in a speech, but argue against them when it looks like the people might actually adhere to the ideals they invoke at every fundraiser and in every article.