Sunday, May 25, 2014

CBM: Southern Belles

SC Lt. Governor Candidate E. Ray Moore: We Can’t Win This Battle as Long as the Left has our Children

E. Ray Moore is in the primary running for Lt. Governor of South Carolina and has started a national debate on homeschooling and eliminating the government's role in education. He has been quoted as calling Christians to remove their children from the public funded, government education system saying, "We are feeding their system." Above the Moore has a biblical worldview, which he claims is the only way not only to save the Christian right, but also the civil government in our country and the State of South Carolina. Moore's appeal to Scripture Alone is the reason that he advances an agenda of sound money, pro-life, pro-family and home education.

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France, EU bye-bye? Marine Le Pen's far-right party polls an historic 25% of votes in the European elections

Via Ryan

French far-right Marine Le Pen

"The people have spoken. Our people demand one type of politics: they want French politics by the French, for the French, with the French. They don't want to be led any more from outside, to submit to laws," a jubilant Le Pen told supporters.

"The sovereign people have proclaimed loud and clear … that they want to take back their destiny into their own hands.

"We must build another Europe, a Europe of free and sovereign nations and freely decided cooperation. Tonight is a massive rejection of the European Union.

More @ The Guardian

Resisting Furious Abolition Fanaticism

Antebellum Presbyterian Pastor James Henley Thornwell’s understanding of Providence envisioned no Utopian solution to slavery -- the only hope was the gospel. He stated that “our design in giving [Africans] the Gospel is not to civilize them, not to change their social conditions; not to exalt them into citizens or freemen; it is to save them.” Likewise, Robert E. Lee understood that the gentle hand of Christianity would solve the riddle in time.
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
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Resisting Furious Abolition Fanaticism

“Northerners calling for an immediate end to Southern slavery seemed to forget the long history of bondage in their own States. For generations African slaves had toiled in each of the thirteen American colonies, purchased from other Africans and brought in chains to the New World in the holds of New England slave ships.

Pennsylvania’s experience was instructive.  There, long before independence, the Quaker-dominated assembly recognized slavery and codified a rigorous system of slave control.  William Penn himself owned a dozen black slaves and is said to have preferred them to indentured whites because slave labor was permanent.  In colonial days some Quakers expressed misgivings, but most readily accepted slavery. 

During the American Revolution many Pennsylvania slaves ran away, some joining the Tory cause, lured by promises of freedom should Britain win the war.  In 1780 the Pennsylvania legislature passed the gradual Abolition Act, the first such statute in America.  By its provisions all slaves born before March first of that year remained slaves for life, while children born to slaves after that date would be set free after twenty-eight years of servitude. 

Alexis de Tocqueville observed that when Northern masters were faced with the imminent prospect of having to let go of their slaves they often sold them to new owners in States where slavery still existed. “Consequently,” observed the Frenchman, “the abolition of slavery [in the North] does not make the slave free but just changes his master to a Southerner instead of a Northerner.”  Southerners inclined to consider emancipation had fewer practical choices in de Tocqueville’s view.  “The North rids itself of slavery and of the slaves in one move. In the South there is no hope of attaining this double result at the same time.”

Slavery had other costs more difficult to measure. According to de Tocqueville, writing in the aftermath of Nat Turner’s abortive 1831 slave insurrection, the specter of revolt haunted the Southern mind.  Northerners, secure from danger themselves, freely discussed the prospect of a race war drowning the South in blood.  “In the Southern States there is silence,” said de Tocqueville, “one does not speak of the future before strangers . . .”

With abolitionists calling for slavery’s violent overthrow, Southern reaction to threatened terrorism was predictable. “The abolitionist is as free to hold his opinions as I am to hold mine,” said [John] Randolph of Roanoke, “But I will never suffer him to put a torch to my property, that he may slake it in the blood of all that are dear to me.” Randolph labeled slavery a “cancer,” but one that “must not be tampered with by quacks, who never saw the disease or patient.”

When Randolph died his slaves were freed, sent to farms purchased for them in the free State of Ohio under the terms of his will.  There they were met by mob violence and forced to flee. Yet it was incessant abolitionist propaganda that demonized Southerners and pictured their country as fit only for destruction. “If Northern abolition action has goaded and driven us to be also fanatical,” claimed Virginians Edmund Ruffin, “our fanaticism has been, and is altogether defensive.”

Thornwell categorized abolitionism as but one of the modern “isms,” a manifestation of “a general spirit of madness” growing in nineteenth-century America.  “It is a hot, boiling, furious fanaticism, destroying all energy of mind and symmetry of character and leaving its unfortunate victim . . . a spectacle of pity and of dread.”

(Taking a Stand, Portraits From the Southern Secession Movement, Walter Brian Cisco, 1998, White Mane Books, pp. 55-57)


Via comment by Jeffery on I Remember

I Remember


 Learning to cope

I was born in an old mill town in Fries, Virginia. Look at this picture from 72 years ago of my dad holding my little sister. The old house did not have any doors — those are old navy blankets over the door. You could look through cracks in floors and see the hogs under the house. The porch had hand rails and a half roof.

There were 12 kids plus Mom and Dad living there. We farmed 15 acres to stay alive. My dad had a bad heart, and I used to pray for God to keep me from going through the same things, but I have had heart surgery seven times. My wife said my health was killing her, so she left with another man. My little dog and I live by ourselves. I preached for 31 years.

Rev. Joseph Moore, Winston-Salem

Gander Mountain Facing Lawsuit Because Someone They Sold a Gun to Broke the Law


This is from Guns Save Lives.

If this lawsuit goes the wrong way and Gander Mountain loses it will have chilling effect on gun shops.

Just think of the cans of worms that could be opened.

I sincerely feel for the victim’s families in this case, however, I just don’t think lawsuit is justified in the slightest.

I’m sure many people will remember the case from Christmas Eve 2012 in which William Spengler, from New York, killed his sister, lit their home on fire, waited on emergency personnel to respond and proceeded to open fire on them with a semi automatic rifle.

Spengler was prohibited from owning guns and would not have passed the background check procedure to purchase one. So, he used a neighbor, Dawn Nguyen, to purchase the rifle he used in the crime for him at a Gander Mountain sports store.

According to The Star Tribune, the suit claims several factors play into the decision to sue,

Russia steps up war on U.S. dollar - Belgium: a mystery buyer of U.S. Treasuries

“And somehow the Treasury expects us to believe that Belgium – the center of the doomed Eurozone which is all to busy running a debt ponzi scheme of its own – bought in two months nearly as much U.S. Treasuries as its entire GDP? Apparently, yes.
However we are not that na├»ve. So our question is: just who is Belgium being used as a front for?”

Russia over the last year has sold off one-third of its U.S. Treasury holdings, according to records released by the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve Board.

In March 2013, Moscow had U.S. Treasury holdings of $153 billion. By March 2014, the figure had been reduced to $100.4 billion.

In March alone, Russia sold off nearly $26 billion of U.S. Treasuries,.

International financial analysts widely interpreted the move as Russia’s response to economic sanctions the Obama administration imposed as punishment for taking over Crimea and threatening military intervention in Ukraine.

The war on the petrodollar that WND first reported April 12 appears to be gaining momentum.

More @ WND

1969 Ford Torino Richard Petty Edition Promotion Car


Richard Petty Edition Promotion Car
1 of 5 Built
428 V8 C-6
Cruise-O-Matic transmission
f70x14 wide oval belted tiresWhite side wall tires
Power steering
AM radio
Trades Welcome

More @ Racing Junk

Rodanthe and Ocracoke

The proprietor was raised in Littleton where my mother was born.  Small world indeed. :)


Museum in Ocracoke and definitely worth the while.

Ferry from Hatteras to Ocracoke.

Waterfront Ocracoke.

He said this was a baby, then promptly cleaned and put it on the grill. :)


Switching places in the rain.

Blackbeards for live, country music, food and drinks. Tricky shot, but came out well.

Running hot after getting off the ferry, so called a tow.  The sheriffs arrived shortly afterwards and stayed with us for 2 1/2 hours until the man arrived! Extraordinary, though I have also had two change a tire in the pouring rain after I had called a service vehicle, but they insisted.  The man on the left said he liked our decals/stickers.  :)