Saturday, December 6, 2014

Landrieu: The 28th Senator who voted “Yes” for Obamacare removed from office since 2010:

Via Sioux

Political, Not Social Rights

Republican President Grant stated in his second inaugural address on 4 March 1873: “Social equality is not a subject to be legislated upon, nor shall I ask that anything be done to advance the social status of the colored man, except to give him a fair chance to develop what there is good in him, give him access to the schools, and when he travels let him feel assured that his conduct will regulate the treatment and fare he will receive.”
Bernhard Thuersam, Circa1865

Political, Not Social Rights

“Mr. Justice [Henry Billings] BROWN . . . delivered the opinion of the court. This case turns upon the constitutionality of an act of the general assembly of the State of Louisiana, passed in 1890, providing for separate railway carriages for the white and colored races. Acts 1890, No. 111, p. 152.”

“We consider the underlying fallacy of the plaintiff’s argument to consist in the assumption that the enforced separation of the two races stamps the colored race with a badge of inferiority. If this be so, it is not by reason of anything found in the act, but solely because the colored race chooses to put that construction upon it.

The argument necessarily assumes that if, as has been more than once the case, and is not unlikely to be so again, the colored race should become the dominant power in the State legislature, and should enact a law in precisely similar terms, it would thereby relegate the white race to an inferior position. We imagine that the white race, at least, would not acquiesce in this assumption.

The argument also assumes that social prejudices may be overcome by legislation, and that equal rights cannot be secured to the Negro except by an enforced commingling of the two races. We cannot accept this proposition. If the two races are to meet upon terms of social equality, it must be the result of natural affinities, a mutual appreciation of each other’s merits, and a voluntary consent of individuals.

As was said by the Court of Appeals of New York in People v. Gallagher, 93 NY 438, 448: “This end can neither be accomplished nor promoted by laws which conflict with the general sentiment of the community upon whom they are designed to operate. When the government, has secured to each of its citizens equal rights before the law, and equal opportunities for improvement and progress, it has accomplished the end for which it was organized, and performed all of the functions respecting social advantages with which it is endowed.”

Legislation is powerless to eradicate racial instincts, or to abolish distinctions based upon physical differences, and the attempt to do so can only result in accentuating the difficulties of the present situation. If the civil and political rights of both races be equal, one cannot be inferior to the other civilly or politically. If one race be inferior to the other socially, the Constitution of the United States cannot put them upon the same plane.”

(Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 US, 537, 18 May 1896)

First Job for the USS Zumwalt Coming Up

Via Bill

The pace of island-building in China’s so-called “Blue Territories” is frenetic. Janes has reported that the island at Fiery Cross Reef is now 3,000 metres long. There are five dredges going at once to dig out the harbour and provide material for the island-building. So Fiery Cross Reef will be the site of an airfield which can enforce an ADIZ over the southern end of China’s claim to the South China Sea. 


Cost to the American taxpayer was $86,846.34 per illegal alien child

Via Daniel

Judicial Watch announced today that on September 9, 2014, it received documents from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealing that the Obama administration paid Baptist Children and Family Services (BCFS) $182,129,786 to provide “basic shelter care” to 2,400 “unaccompanied alien children” (UAC) for four months in 2014. The BCFS budget included charges for $104,215,608 for UACs at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and an additional $77,914,178 for UACs at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

The start date of BCFS’s contract was October 1, 2013, but it was signed on June 27, 2014.  The project’s end date of September 30, 2016, suggests that the Obama administration anticipates that the “surge” will continue until near the end of his presidency.

'Highly prized' Roman hoard discovered in Aberdeenshire

Via Daily Timewaster

A hugely important hoard of Roman and Pictish silver has been discovered in a field in Aberdeenshire.

More than 100 pieces of hacked-up silver, coins and jewellery have been unearthed by archaeologists from the National Museums of Scotland (NMS) and Aberdeen University.

Described as an important discovery, the find - found at a currently undisclosed location - is the most northerly hoard of late Roman hacksilver to be found in Europe.

$PLC: "American Thinker Sinks to the Bottom of Racist Barrel"

Via  Nancy

By Heidi Beirich

Rare is the day that I am shocked by something I read online. After all, I spend hours each day immersed in vile racist and anti-Semitic material. That’s my job. But a recent, particularly twisted article by Colin Flaherty on the website American Thinker was really just too much.

Flaherty’s piece, “Black Crime Claims Life of Apologist for Black Crime,”published yesterday, reveled in the tragic death of David Ruenzel, who was fatally shot in late November in a botanical park in Oakland Hills. News reports say robbery may have been the motive.

More @  $PLC

The Despicable $outhern Poverty Law Center

Ohio GOP Lawmakers Using Historic Majority to Peel Back Gun Control

Via Bill

On November 4, Ohio's GOP lawmakers secured a historic majority in the state House and maintained dominating control of the state Senate. They are now preparing to use that majority to peel back gun control, as well as expand Ohioans' exercise of Second Amendment rights.

 More @ Breitbart

Two Hostages Killed in Failed Rescue Attempt

An American photojournalist and a South African teacher held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen were killed Saturday during a failed U.S.-led rescue attempt, a raid President Barack Obama said he ordered over an "imminent danger" to the reporter.

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula previously posted a video online threatening to kill photographer Luke Somers, prompting a second rescue attempt for him by American forces backed by Yemeni ground troops. But an aid group helping negotiate the release of South African Pierre Korkie said he was to be freed Sunday and his wife was told only that morning: "The wait is almost over."

More @ Breitbart

“It’s time to take guns away from police”


An “award-winning journalist” who has been covering the ongoing unrest in New York City and beyond over the police officer-involved death of Eric Garner was pelted with criticism on Friday night after proclaiming police forces should be disarmed.

More @ The Blaze

NC: Sherman’s Horde of Thieves and Plunderers

Wartime Governor Zebulon Vance of North Carolina compared the “gentler invasion of Cornwallis in 1781” with Sherman’s hordes in 1865, noting Cornwallis’s order from Beattie’s Ford, January 28, 1781: “It is needless to point out to the officers the necessity of preserving the strictest discipline, and of preventing the oppressed people from suffering violence at the hands of whom they are taught to look to for protection . . . “
Bernhard Thuersam, Circa1865

Sherman’s Horde of Thieves and Plunderers

“Vance considered it apparent to every intelligent observer as 1865 dawned that the Confederacy was doomed. Lee was holding Richmond with what he described as “a mere skirmish line.” In twenty miles of trenches, Grant faced him with 180,000 men. Savannah had fallen and while the South still held Wilmington and Charleston, their loss was inevitable.

Sherman with 75,000 troops was preparing for the “home-stretch toward Richmond,” driving the scattered Confederate detachments – not more than 22,000 – before him. Enemy cavalry overran the interior of the Confederacy. “Nowhere,” Vance continued, “was there a gleam of hope; nowhere had there come to us any inspiring success. Everything spoke of misfortune and failure.”

Vance was most critical of the conduct of Sherman’s army and the “stragglers and desperadoes following in its wake.” He was severe in his castigation of the Federal commander.

“When a general organizes a corps of thieves and plunderers as a part of his invading army, and licenses beforehand their outrages, he and all who countenance, aid or abet, invite the execration of mankind. This peculiar arm of the military service, it is charged and believed, was instituted by General Sherman in his invasion of the Southern States. Certain it is that the operations of his “Bummer Corps” were as regular and un-rebuked, if not as much commended for their efficiency, as any other division of his army, and their atrocities were often justified or excused on the ground that “such is war.”

Vance in his denunciation of Sherman was not able to look ahead to wars in which supposedly enlightened nations would make civilians their main target, devastate entire cities to break down morale and the will to resist, and degenerate warfare to a barbarity that would have appalled the horde of Genghis Khan.”

[Vance continued:] “The whole policy and conduct of the British commander was such to indicate unmistakably that he did not consider the burning of private houses, the stealing of private property, and the outraging of helpless, private citizens as “War,” but as robbery and arson. I venture to say that up to the period when that great march [Sherman’s] taught us the contrary, no humane general or civilized people in Christendom believed that “such is war.”

(Zeb Vance, Champion of Personal Freedom, Glenn Tucker, Bobbs-Merrill, 1965, pp. 374-376)

Ballistic Nutcracker

Via u_96

Governor won`t answer why National Guard plans changed, leaving soldiers on sideline

Via avordvet

I missed this somehow.

While parts of North St. Louis County burned, hundreds of National Guardsmen waited on the sidelines.

We`ve learned that all 2,200 Guardsmen were in St. Louis area before the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision.   Not all of them were used, when it appears they were most needed.  Hundreds of them were part of a special force ready to act, yet remained on standby while businesses burned.

During FOX2 live coverage the night of November 25th, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said, ‘It`s one in the morning.  There are fires all over North St. Louis County, buildings burning in Ferguson, Jennings, Dellwood, unincorporated North St. Louis County and (the National Guard is) nowhere in sight.  At this point the promise is unfulfilled.’

Meanwhile hundreds of Guardsmen remained stationed nearby.  Video obtained by FOX 2 shows soldiers ready for action inside a building near Lambert Airport.

Here`s a breakdown of the National Guardsmen we`ve learned were in place the Saturday before the Grand Jury decision.

More @ Fox

The Power of Fred

Fred is 71 years old and keeps coming back like a bad penny. The fact is, however, that retailers who hire Fred year after year from Thanksgiving to Christmas love him.

We just learned that the United States added 321,000 jobs in November. The most since 2012 if you believe the BLS’ Establishment Survey. Not so sunny if you believe the Household Survey which showed only a 4,000 job increase to 147,287. But let’s go with the BLS’ numbers and get back to Fred.

More @ Townhall

The Goal of the State

Via Jonathan via WRSA


"The idea that the State originated to serve any kind of social purpose is completely unhistorical. It originated in conquest and confiscation — that is to say, in crime. It originated for the purpose of maintaining the division of society into an owning-and-exploiting class and a propertyless dependent class — that is, for a criminal purpose.No State known to history originated in any other manner, or for any other purpose. Like all predatory or parasitic institutions, its first instinct is that of self-preservation. All its enterprises are directed first towards preserving its own life, and, second, towards increasing its own power and enlarging the scope of its own activity. For the sake of this it will, and regularly does, commit any crime which circumstances make expedient."

11 Facts About the Eric Garner Case the Media Won't Tell You

Sources in the mainstream media expressed outrage after a grand jury declined to indict a New York City policeman in the death of Eric Garner, but there are 11 significant facts that many of them have chosen to overlook:

More @ Newsmax

The Pentagon Finally Details its Weapons-for-Cops Giveaway

Via LH

You may have heard that the image-conscious Los Angeles Unified School District chose to return the grenade launchers it received from the Defense Department’s surplus equipment program. You probably have not heard about some of the more obscure beneficiaries of the Pentagon giveaway:
  • Police in Johnston, R.I., with a population less than 29,000, acquired two bomb disposal robots, 10 tactical trucks, 35 assault rifles, more than 100 infrared gun sights and two pairs of footwear designed to protect against explosive mines. The Johnson police department has 67 sworn officers.