Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Buddy Guy - Long Way From Home (A Tribute To Stevie Ray Vaughan)

What Every Southern Man Should Be Able to Do

 Daniel Boone

I was killing time the other day in my office looking through human interest websites (because I’m human, and I was, you know, interested), when I found an article called “25 Things Every Man Should Know How To Do,” or something like that. I forgot the exact wording because I didn’t bookmark the article, and I didn’t bookmark the article because it confused me. And it confused me because, at first, I thought the article was a joke. The entire list of 25 important manly things didn’t include a single thing that I didn’t already know how to do. And what was more important, the list was so basic and obvious, that pretty much every person I know also knows how to do everything on the list – including a lot of women I know, too.

It was almost like reading an article describing how important it is to breathe air if you want to stay alive. Duh. The list included things like changing a tire, changing the engine oil in a car, building a fire, reciting the military phonetic alphabet, fixing a toilet, chopping down a tree, reading an electric meter, jumpstarting a car, etc. Seriously? Who doesn’t know how to do all that? I even know a doggone hairdresser that knows how to do all those things.

And then it hit me. Yankees. Yankee men are the ones who can’t do this stuff. I mean, for all their enlightened nosiness into other people’s business, they really don’t know much about anything that really counts. Or, as my daddy would have said, “Yankees ain’t got no sense, y’all.” I’m not even sure how Yankee men are even able to reproduce, because what woman would be attracted to any man who couldn’t do all those things? Well, a Yankee woman, I guess. The only thing I can figure is that Yankee women must be swooned by socks with sandals.

So, the result of all that is my creation of a separate (and much more advanced list) of 10 Things Every Southern Man Should Be Able To Do.

Undercover Cop Tricks Autistic Student into Selling Him Weed

Via Timothy

Pure BS.  Make it all legal and see crime fall by 80%.


CBM: Mason Casey - Nine Times A Man

Foreign Relations Committee Approves UN Disabilities Treaty: Action Needed to Oppose Ratification by Full Senate


This morning, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 12-6 to approve the dangerous UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Every Democrat on the committee voted for the treaty. Republican senators John McCain (AZ) and John Barrasso (WY) also voted in favor of it.

HSLDA extends our sincere thanks to the senators who voted against the CRPD: Bob Corker (TN), Jim Risch (ID), Marco Rubio (FL), Ron Johnson (WI), Jeff Flake (AZ), and Rand Paul (KY). Please call or email their offices and thank them for standing against the UN, and for U.S. sovereignty and parental rights.

Ongoing Battle


This battle now moves to the full Senate where a vote on the treaty before the August recess appears unlikely. We are hearing rumors that a vote could come up after Labor Day or even during a lame-duck session following Election Day.

We are heartened that both Senator Menendez and Senator McCain admitted publicly that they do not have the votes to ratify the treaty at this time.

The only reason why they do not currently have the votes is because of you. It is imperative that your senators keep hearing from you. Our friends on the Hill tell us that supporters of the treaty are calling and emailing in high numbers. Our elected senators need to hear from we, the people, that this UN treaty must be rejected.

Send a Strong Message


Please call and email your senators and urge them to reject the UNCRPD.

You can reach your senators by calling the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. You can also use HSLDA’s emailing tool to send a prewritten letter to your senators by filling out your information and then clicking the red “take action” button.

Your message can be as simple as the following:

1 in 5 illegal aliens crossing our border has a criminal record

Via avordvet


Nearly eight years ago, I wrote The Third World Cometh…and Soon. The third world has now arrived, and America - as you and I know it - is all but gone.

 The Obama-engineered “humanitarian” border crisis is the latest shameful example of just how far the government that is supposed to protect its own citizens will go, in order to further the total destruction of a once great nation.  Once again the politically correct have pulled out a well-worn page from their playbook to implore that it is “for the children”- children who are “undocumented”.

Many of these so-called “undocumented children” are disease ridden with scabies, lice and worse. In addition, it has been reported that a number of them are teenagers who are members of criminal gangs such as MS13 or members of jihadist terrorist groups.

Texas A.G. Greg Abbott: Many Crossing the Border Are Here to Commit Crimes, Including Rape and Murder


Yesterday Texas Governor Rick Perry announced the deployment of 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas border with Mexico. Last night in an interview with Greta Van Susteren, Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott stressed that the focus of the troops will be to stop cartels and criminals who have been operating with impunity as Border Patrol resources continue to be overwhelmed.

"This is one of the most important things I can convey. The purpose of adding more boots on the ground is not to address women and children, it's to address this growing reality that a lot of people coming across the border are here for criminal purposes. They're killing, they're raping, they're robbing, they're doing all kinds of harsh criminal activity," Abbott said. "Right now you should consider them [National Guard troops] to be a force multiplier."

More @ Townhall

No Sacrificing Convictions to Expediency


After the fall of his government, Jefferson Davis only asked of his captors a fair trial on the merits of his case.  This he was denied after being held in close confinement and torture for two years, his tormentors “vaunted their clemency in not executing their victim.”
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
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No Sacrificing Convictions to Expediency

“The policy of Reconstruction devised by the victors of the North, was that the men of the Confederacy should pursue no vocation until a pardon had been asked of the President of the United States and granted by him.  Our men considered it a form instituted merely for their humiliation, and as such complied with it as the means of feeding their helpless families, already spent with hardships they had endured.

Necessitas non habet legem is a maxim acceded to by mankind, and [Jefferson Davis] felt that the men who asked pardon did it for a holy and legitimate end.  My husband, even in his letters from prison, combated the idea of our people expatriating themselves, and since they could not en masse move out of the country . . . they must do the only thing left for them, try to forget in toil and the care of their families the misery which had settled over them and their people.

Throughout this period Mr. Davis had endeavored to preserve silence about everything political, though letters came by hundreds asking his opinion on all political subjects. As he had not asked pardon for an offence he had not committed, he was disenfranchised, and as he could not be held responsible for acts in which he was forbidden by law to participate, his opinion, if given, was perfunctory.  So far, however, from being wounded by his disenfranchisement, he felt rather proud that Congress had testified to the steady faith he had kept with his own people.

He had not changed his beliefs in the least degree . . . So to the end, he who had served his country in tented field, and in the halls of legislation, and merited and received the acclaim of soldiers and the esteem of statesmen and legislators throughout the United States, kept the dignified tenor of his way, unheeding the sectional clamor when his own conscience approved. 

His asking for pardon as the leader of the Confederacy would have been more significant than the petition of one who had held a less high position, and he would not sacrifice his convictions to expediency, even in seeming. 

The people of Mississippi, kind and trusting as of old to the man they had honored with their confidence, wished Mr. Davis to allow his name to be used for the Senate.  They said: “The franchise is yours here, and the Congress can but refuse you admission, and your exclusion will be a test question.” 

Mr. Davis responded: “I remained in prison two years and hoped in vain for a trial, and now scenes of insult and violence, producing alienation between the sections, would be the only result of attempting another test. I am too old to serve you as I once did, and too much enfeebled by suffering to maintain your cause.”

(Jefferson Davis, A Memoir by His Wife, Varina, Volume II, N&A Company, 1990, (original 1890), pp. 816-818)

5 happiest cities in U.S. all in 1 state: Unhappiest places all lean to 1 political party


Exactly where are the happiest places in America? The answer apparently has nothing to with Disney.

According to a working paper from researchers at Harvard University and the University of British Columbia, the five happiest cities in the U.S. all happen to be located in one state: Louisiana, which also ranks as the happiest state.

Specifically, the list-toppers are Lafayette, Houma, Shreveport-Bossier City, Baton Rouge and Alexandria.

Rounding out the top 10 happiest cities are Rochester, Minnesota; Corpus Christi, Texas; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Nashville, Tennessee; and Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

More @ WND

Watch these Marines call out an imposter for wearing a fake uniform


Rural vs Urban Survival

urban survival vs rural survival

It is discussion without end, and there will always be people who prefer one over the other choice.

We have pretty interesting discussion about if survival in urban setting is even possible right now in the forum.

It is OK, we all have opinions, and there should be nothing wrong in discussing opposing opinions. It is good to do that, because we can spot some things that we did not think about and somebody else did.

I prefer to find myself in rural settings when SHTF. I am subjective with that opinion simply because I experienced urban survival in urban setting once and can not imagine that it can be worse on country side. In fact, relatives who survived in rural setting simply had much better time.

But we all need to consider the actual pros and cons of choosing between these two options and we need to be objective, it is hard but we can try.


More @ SHTF School

Merriam-Webster Editor Apologizes For Bigotry Association to Conservatism (Sort Of)

Via WiscoDave

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In July, we learned that a Google search of the word “bigotry” turned up a definition that equated the word to “right-wing.” The sample sentence from the Oxford Dictionary set off a small firestorm of anger by conservatives, who don’t consider themselves bigoted and don’t think it should be part of any dictionary definition of the word.

Well, it seems Merriam-Webster also thinks conservatives are bigots.

Law ALLOWS Immediate Deportation of Immigrant Children!

Anti-Obama film 'Utopia' going nationwide: Premiere had nation's best box office per screen over weekend


Joel Gilbert’s new documentary feature film “There’s No Place Like Utopia” is advancing to nationwide distribution in August based on strong box office results at its premiere showing over the weekend in Denver.

Final results show gross ticket sales of $31,710 for the Friday-through-Sunday showings at the Regal UA Colorado Center Stadium 9 & IMAX, making it the nation’s highest-grossing movie per screen.

Gilbert’s film distributor, Rocky Mountain Pictures, also launched Dinesh D’Souza’s first documentary, “2016: Obama’s America,” in a single-screen premiere in Houston, Texas.

On July 13, 2012, D’Souza’s “2016” went nationwide and ultimately played in more than 2,000 theaters, grossing about $36 million, making it the second-highest grossing political documentary feature film ever.

More @ WND

The Barracuda Intruder Defense System

Vepr 12 First Impressions: Low-recoil defensive shotgun with interesting features.

Via Oleg Volk 

Even recoil-sensitive shooters will find Vepr 12 enjoyable.

Vepr (“Wild Boar”) 12 is a Russian magazine-fed shotgun imported Mach 1 Arsenal. Based on the RPK light machine gun receiver, it improves on the original with the addition of a magazine feed tower enabling straight-line insertion.

More @ All Outdoor

Court Deals Setback to Health Care Law

Via Tom

One of the plaintiffs, David Klemencic, who has a retail carpet store in Ellenboro, W.Va., said: “If I have to start paying out for health insurance, it will put me out of business. As Americans, we should be able to make our own decisions in matters like this.” Credit Michael F. McElroy for The New York Times
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the government could not subsidize health care premiums for people in three dozen states that use the federal insurance exchange, a ruling that could upend President Obama’s health care law.

The 2-to-1 ruling could potentially cut off financial assistance for more than 4.5 million people who were found eligible for subsidized insurance in the federal exchange, or marketplace.

More @ New York Times

Man killed in his home during police raid over $2 worth of marijuana: Raiding homes for drugs is "not an exact science," says the chief.

Via Nancy

(Source: Bison Films)

A man was shot to death in his bedroom by a SWAT team that had stormed in uninvited looking for contraband plants.  The violence — which netted only trace amounts of illegal vegetation — adds another casualty to the death toll in America’s bloody Drug War.

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The raid occurred the night of May 27th, 2014, in the Tampa neighborhood of Seminole Heights.  Jason Westcott, 29, and his housemate were asleep in separate rooms when the Tampa SWAT team arrived to search the premises.

Police claimed that they knocked, received no answer, then barged in when they discovered the door was unlocked.  The individual sleeping on the couch was quickly detained and the intruders made their way to Mr. Westcott’s bedroom.

In the split-second confusion of being jarred awake by strange noises, Westcott picked up his pistol in a futile effort to defend himself.  It would be the last decision he ever made.  Police skillfully entered his sleeping quarters and opened fire on the man that supposedly “threatened the officers.”

More with video @ Police State USA

Indiana officer to keep job after pushing over man in wheelchair

Via Jeffery


Shocking video released by police in Indiana that went viral online sparked outrage after footage showed an officer toppling over a man in his wheelchair.

The incident happened on October 1, 2013. The video was later released by police in Lafayette, Indiana.

According to a report, officers responded when they were told 25-year-old Nicholas Kincade, who is also a paraplegic, was armed with a gun near a charter school.

More with video @ WALB