Sunday, December 21, 2014

2008 Maybach 57S, 603 HP/738 lbs, ultra-luxury, 0-60 less than five seconds

Luxury knows no bounds when it comes with a storied history like Maybach’s. The nameplate dates back to the dawn of the automotive era, when Wilhelm Maybach worked with Gottleib Daimler on an internal combustion engine, eventually producing the first Daimler-Maybach automobile in 1889.

The Maybach name went on to stand for the utmost in upscale motoring, a heritage that Daimler-Chrysler proudly trumpeted with the brand’s reintroduction in 2002. For the discriminating driver, the Maybach 57S, introduced in 2005, was the only choice in the lineup. The slightly larger 62 model was meant to be chauffeur-driven, but the appeal of the smaller 57 was the ability to enjoy all the deluxe touches of a Maybach while also reveling in all the power on tap. And in this 57S, that’s quite a lot: the Special uses a 6.0L version of the Maybach’s Mercedes-derived twin-turbo V-12. Producing a massive 603 HP and 738 lbs-ft of torque, it was an ultra-luxury car that could still do 0-60 in less than five seconds.

Matching the top-of-the-line power are the tasteful touches inside. This 57S shines in rare White with Black piping, a wonderful complement to the Black exterior. Driver and passengers alike are treated lavishly, from the pushbutton start, night vision, four-zone climate control, heated cupholders, and front and rear massage functions; to the rear executive seats with built-in theater and premium audio system. Whether driving or riding, being in a Maybach is an experience to luxury that was unknown in the last 75 years.

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The Postwar Radical Inquisition
 “I did only what my duty demanded, I could have taken no other course without dishonor.”

The Soul of Lee


To destroy President Andrew Johnson’s postwar program, the Joint Committee on Reconstruction was established by Congress in early December 1865, chaired by the sinister and vindictive Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsylvania who made no secret of his aim to firmly plant Republican political control in the South, which he considered conquered territory. General Robert E. Lee was interrogated for two hours by the Committee on 17 February 1866.
Bernhard Thuersam,

The Postwar Radical Inquisition:

“[Radical Republican] Senator Jacob M. Howard [of Michigan] resumed his questions . . . “While you were in command at Richmond, did you know of the cruelties practiced toward the union prisoners at Libby Prison and Belle Isle?”

[Lee answered] “I never knew that any cruelty was practiced, and I have no reason to believe that it was practiced. I can believe, and have reasons to believe, that privations may have been experienced among the prisoners. I know that provisions and shelter could not be provided for them.”

[Howard] “Were you not aware that men were dying from cold and starvation?”

Aware? Was I aware? The questions must have bitten like strong acid. In those vivid and unspoken images that crowded through Lee’s mind that moment and on other days, what did he see, what did he feel? The historian cannot rightly draw upon reverie; but to think that the real marrow of the hearing got into the stenographer’s notes is to be more naïve than one might want to be.

When the opportunity arose, Lee said quietly, “I had no control over the prisoners, once they had been sent to Richmond. I never gave an order about it . . . No report was ever made to me about them. There was no call for any to be made to me. Prisoners suffered from the want of ability on the part of the Confederate States to supply their wants. As far as I could, I did everything in my power to relieve them, and urged the formation of a cartel.

Pushed further, Lee told of specific proposals made to Grant, and of the work of his Christian Committee. “Orders were that the whole field should be treated alike . . . We took in Federal wounded as well as ours on every field.”

Weeks later the Joint Report of the Committee would lash out at the South . . . “The Rebels heaped every imaginable insult and injury upon our nation . . . They fought for four years with the most determined and malignant spirit . . . and are today unrepentant and unpardoned.” [The editor of the Lexington, Virginia Gazette wrote that the] “devilish iniquity and malignant wickedness” of the Committee’s report he found “so monstrous that no Southern man can read it without invoking the righteous indignation of heaven.” How long was the South to suffer from such wretched injustice and perfidy?

Signs of rebellion began to crop up again. Confederate flags were peddled openly in a dozen cities and were called “sacred souvenirs” by Alabama Governor Parsons. “Stonewall Jackson” soup” and “Confederate hash” appeared on hotel menus. In Richmond, a magazine called The Land We Love began to glorify the “Lost Cause.”

Open conflicts between racial groups spread. Three days of rioting in Memphis, beginning on April 30, left forty-six Negroes dead and scores of homes, churches and schools burned. Summer riots in New Orleans saw sensational and unsavory actions go unchecked. Murder degenerated into massacre. “The hands of the rebel are again red with loyal blood,” proclaimed the New York Tribune.”

(Lee After the War, The Greatest Period in the Life of a Great American, Marshall W. Fishwick, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1963, excerpts, pp. 122-126)

Merry Christmas from Santa Claus and the Virginia Flaggers!


Colder weather has arrived in Richmond, and yet the Va Flaggers have continued to maintain our presence, twice a week, every week,  on the Boulevard in Richmond.

Flagging the VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) has brought us some tremendous opportunities to meet people and educate and inform them about our Confederate Ancestors and the flags they fought and died beneath. 

The Scrambler

Virginia Abernethy: The major hate groups are the $PLC and the ADL

Via Nancy

A most charming lady. Oh, how I miss them these days.

Early life


Virginia Deane Abernethy was born in 1934 in Cuba.[1][2] She grew up in Argentina and New York City.[1] She was educated at Riverdale Country School in New York City.[1] She received a B.A. from Wellesley College, an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University, and Ph.D. from Harvard University.[1][2]



She was Professor of Psychiatry and Anthropology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee for twenty years. [2] She retired in the 1990s, and still retains an office on campus as Professor Emerita.[1][2] She is an anthropology fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.[1]

She describes herself as an "ethnic separatist".[2] An outspoken opponent of immigration, she has called for a complete moratorium on immigration into the United States.[2] She claims that immigrants devalue the workforce, deplete scarce resources, adversely impact carrying capacity, and that Third World immigration has led to a rise in dangerous diseases within the United States.[3] She has countered claims of racism against her by pointing to her friendship with Jesse Lee Peterson.[4]
In 2012 the Anti-Defamation League referred to her as an "unabashed white supremacist", which she denied. Adding her to a list of 30 new activists heading the radical right, the Southern Poverty Law Center called her a "full-fledged professor of hate".[5]

"Timber got another nice buck"

Via Jeffery

Black Journalist: Obama "Urging Black Americans To Continue To See Themselves As Victims".

Jason Riley

The agenda is to feed a certain narrative which is blaming racism, using racism as an all-purpose explanation of what ails black America.........

 They want to keep a narrative out there that serves the Democratic party and helps the Democratic party keep blacks loyal and that is keeping them dependent on the government and dependent on seeing themselves as victims.

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Christmas in Dixie

$NAACP$ Blames Guns, Not Anti-Cop Protests, For Murdered Police Officers

Via Mike

The $NAACP$ Legal Defense Fund came out swiftly with a statement condemning the brutal murder of two New York City police officers Sunday, while exploiting the event to demand gun control and trying to claim it had no connection to the recent protests against police following the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Were NATO Dogs Used to Rape Afghan Prisoners at Bagram Air Base?

Via comment by Anonymous on Mess Up and Move Up: Corrupt VA Procurement


I have no idea in the world if this valid, but thought I should post.

Did you know that attack dogs can be trained to rape everyone—literally?
After the release of the CIA torture report by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) the world is reeling in shock at the level of brutality revealed in the documents.

In fact, the whole report is nothing more than a confession of sadistic procedures that could have been lifted from the diaries of Torquemada, from “rectal feeding” to nude beatings and humiliation—horrors that were well-known but not officially confirmed.

But the report remains incomplete. Indeed, some 9000 documents have been withheld. What new horrors could be discovered with the publication of these records?

Perhaps the most gut-wrenching story to emerge from Bagram has been buried in the German media and remains unknown to much of the world. Published by German author and former politician Juergen Todenhoefer in his latest book, Thou Shalt Not Kill, the account stems from a visit to Kabul.

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Off-duty police officer shot multiple times in St. Louis

Via Ryan

St. Louis Police Captain Michael Sack said a 28-year-old officer, who has been with the department for four years, remained in critical condition Saturday after being shot multiple times in his personal vehicle by an unknown assailant. (KSDK)

An off-duty St. Louis police officer remained in critical condition Saturday after being shot multiple times in his personal vehicle by an unknown assailant.

The shooting occurred near the intersection of Breman Avenue and North 25th Street in North St. Louis just before 4 p.m. Friday, a local NBC affiliate reported.

Obama on Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and NYPD Officers

Via Cousin John

Pass the Word! BOLO for possible stolen Confederate artifacts


Ladies & Gents,

I spoke with Crawford County Sheriff's investigator this morning and he wants to put out a BOLO amongst the ReEnacting community and the historical artifact community to report any suspicious persons seeking to peddle Confederate buttons, swords or artifacts that may have been taken from the grave of Lt. James A. Nichols.  As you've probably heard, someone desecrated his grave in rural Crawford County at the Old Bethel Methodist Church cemetery.  We understand that virtually everything inside was removed.

Compatriot Ed Nichols of the Habersham Guard Camp is a descendant.  It's unknown (for now) whether Lt. Nichols was buried in uniform (CSA buttons) or with any artifacts that a grave robber might try to sell to collectors and WBTS enthusiasts.  He died soon after the war in 1866, so it's more likely (than those who died decades after the war) that he had an intact uniform at that point.

We all know there's a special hot place reserved for people who would desecrate a veteran's grave to make a buck.  But we'd also prefer to see such a scumbag punished within the law while here on earth.  Please report any suspicious persons or artifacts that come to your attention to the Crawford investigator listed below.  Permission granted to share this message with anyone you  think appropriate who might encounter such a criminal or their ill-gotten booty and help with the investigation.

JASON RESHA, Crawford County Investigator

Steve Scroggins
Lt. James T. Woodward Camp 1399
Warner Robins, GA

Letter to the MoC

Cherokee Confederates Reunion in New Orleans, 1903.

December 12, 2014

S. Waite Rawls III
Co-Chief Executive Officer
The American Civil War Museum
490 Tredegar Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Dear Mr. Rawls:

Thank you for your letter of December 5, 2014. As a twenty year Army officer I will get straight to the heart of the matter.

First, I have been a member of the Museum of the Confederacy (MOC) for as long as I can recall. Like all true Southerners, I was attracted to the MOC because it reflected the point of view of the Southern Confederacy for which my direct ancestors fought to establish. Indeed, over the years, I have encouraged many family members and friends to either join the MOC or to support the MOC. I can name four people that joined as a result of my efforts.

In the vast ocean of political correctness associated with the causes and meaning of the War, the MOC alone stood tall and erect as a beacon of historical truth and Southern pride. Because the MOC was not afraid to tell our story or to buckle to critics of the Southern perspective, it made me very proud to be a Southerner. The MOC told about our Southern story and our Southern story alone. It was more than a collection of our relics, it was sacred ground. That is why the MOC was founded (yes I do realize that the name MOC was not the original name). Indeed, it is a fact that the founders did not intend to tell the Union side or preserve the Union relics!

Second, as an informed member of the MOC (and the Sons of Confederate Veterans) I heard many rumors about what might be in store for the MOC (from the first scares about changing the name). Nevertheless, I remained objective and continued my membership even in the face of the shocking news delivered last year that by 2015, the Museum of the Confederacy would be no more.

Third, fearing for the worst - that the MOC would be drowned in the aforementioned ocean of political correctness - this past summer I took my two boys to the MOC to instill in them the same sense of pride for our Southern heritage that the founders of the MOC intended. Of course, I also wanted them to experience the MOC before it was swept away.

I was also curious to see for myself what would become of our Southern relics and our perspective of the War. Thus, we also went to the museum on Tredegar Street. What a contrast! In the best light, the so-called "new" civil war museum is like all the other "civil war" museums in the nation - a false brief for the "evil Southerner" and the "righteous Northerner." This message is not only overt but subliminal. Indeed, the so-called new logo says it all. The silhouette of the Southern soldier (red is the general color for the conservative South) is superimposed by a black civilian that is then superimposed by a Northern female civilian (blue is the general color for the North)! This is not a museum about the Confederacy.

Fourth, your letter misses the point. While, the SCV may have gotten some of the timing, location, and terminology issues wrong, they hit the nail on the head. You are in fact presiding over the dismantling of the MOC and the replacement will not be dedicated to the Confederacy. Thus, I view your complaints that you are being misrepresented by the SCV as akin to arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Finally, I note that my membership card reads: "The Museum of the Confederacy" expiration 6/3/2015. With the singular determination of the Confederate blood that runs in my veins, I will do all I can to restore the MOC (yes I contributed to the SCV legal fund and recruited others as well) or if that is not possible, to help build another Confederate history museum that remains true to its mandate. Thus, when the MOC is gone, I will obviously no longer be a member. In addition, I will encourage all those that I know that were members of the MOC to do the same.

Without reservation, I strongly urge you to restore our Confederate museum and to turn back from the edge.

Jeffrey F. Addicott
Lt. Colonel (US Army, ret)
Distinguished Professor of Law
Director, Center for Terrorism Law
Saint Mary's University
San Antonio, Texas

American, British, Indian and Russian English

Via  govorilkin
 Starts @ 45 seconds.


Read the ‘hostile’ column that got student writer suspended by campus newspaper

Via David

Editor’s note: Below is a satirical column penned by University of Michigan student Omar Mahmood, who writes for both the mainstream campus newspaper The Michigan Daily and the conservative independent publication the Michigan Review. Or at least he did.

After his column was published last week, Mahmood tells The College Fix: “I received a call from the editorial editor [of the Daily] telling me that I had created a ‘hostile environment’ among the editorial staff and that someone had felt threatened because of what I had written … The issue had been taken to the editor in chief who procured a bylaw by which I was given an ultimatum to leave the Review or leave the Daily within a week. I was not allowed to know the name of the offended individuals.” He added the newspaper’s leaders are “forcing me to write a letter of apology as a condition for staying on the Daily” and suspended his regular column in the Daily.

Mahmood has written for both the Review and the Daily concurrently for this fall semester, but after this controversial column was published the Daily’s editors decided “Mr. Mahmood’s involvement with the Michigan Review presents a conflict of interest. Our bylaws say that once a determination is made that a conflict of interest exists, the person in question will have one week to resign from either the Daily or the organization causing the conflict of interest,” according to a statement from the Daily to The College Fix.

Without further ado, we present to you “Do The Left Thing” by Omar Mahmood:

Fastest Shotgun shooter in the World?

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Officers killed were Asian and Hispanic

Via Ryan
 Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos

A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.

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Female intelligence

Via comment by Sioux on  Mess Up and Move Up: Corrupt VA Procurement  "Yup, getting more women into leadership positions sure did improve everything ".
Janis Karpinski

 It appears the Female Imperative now takes precedence over national security:
For the past eight months, there has been a furious battle raging behind closed doors at the White House, the C.I.A., and in Congress. The question has been whether the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence would be allowed to use pseudonyms as a means of identifying characters in the devastating report it released last week on the C.I.A.’s abusive interrogation and detention program. Ultimately, the committee was not allowed to, and now we know one reason why.

The NBC News investigative reporter Matthew Cole has pieced together a remarkable story revealing that a single senior officer, who is still in a position of high authority over counterterrorism at the C.I.A.—a woman who he does not name—appears to have been a source of years’ worth of terrible judgment, with tragic consequences for the United States. Her story runs through the entire report. She dropped the ball when the C.I.A. was given information that might very well have prevented the 9/11 attacks; she gleefully participated in torture sessions afterward; she misinterpreted intelligence in such a way that it sent the C.I.A. on an absurd chase for Al Qaeda sleeper cells in Montana. And then she falsely told congressional overseers that the torture worked.

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‘I am a Catholic Without a Pope’: Cuban-Americans Devastated by Pope Francis’ Role in Negotiations With Castro

Via Joe "I have felt this way for a while. The pope is as radical as Barack Obama."

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, anti-Castro protesters and former Cuban political prisoners Efrain Rivas, left, and Arturo Suarez, right, talk to a reporter in the Little Havana area of Miami. Rivas and Suarez expressed their disagreement on Wednesday's announcement that the U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in more than half a century. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.

Many Catholics worldwide have expressed pride in seeing Francis stirring hopes of progress in communist Cuba, but some Cuban-Americans say their spiritual leader betrayed them.

“I’m still Catholic till the day I die,” said Efrain Rivas, a 53-year-old maintenance man in Miami who was a political prisoner in Cuba for 16 years. “But I am a Catholic without a pope.”

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Mess Up and Move Up: Corrupt VA Procurement

Via comment by Anonymous on Holder Condemns Fatal Shooting of NYPD Officers as...
"Silly veteran, you thought the VA was for you. Somewhere near Washington DC, wearing a coat made of finest Dalmatian fur, Iris Cooper laughs at your peasant naïveté"

 A VA procurement official, Iris Cooper, assisted by another, Wendy McCutcheon, engaged in a pattern of corruption, leeching over $15 million intended to benefit veterans off to a friend’s company through deceptive sole-source contracts. A previous investigation found that the entire project was useless; it had no reason for being, except as a vector for dollars to the connected.

Then, Cooper and McCutcheon lied about their scheme to special agents for the Office of Inspector General.

These findings are recounted at length in an IG report released 8 Dec 14, which is summarized here as follows:

Man Who Assassinated NYPD Cops a Muslim Convert Who Posted Hateful Koran Passages Online

Via Joe


Jihad in Brooklyn?

Muslim-convert Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley murdered two cops in cold blood in Brooklyn today as revenge for Michael Brown and Eric Garner.


There are also reports that these assassinations were carried out after after he also shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore this morning.

But new information has been revealed that may suggest that Brinsley was following the Islamic State’s (ISIS) order to kill policemen — just as with the jihadist convert who killed a Canadian Soldier in October.  And if so, it would be just the latest example of how the race-baiting radicals who have exploited the Ferguson-sparked unrest have united with Muslim radicals from the Middle East.

Brinsley was a Muslim convert, according to the NYPost and Atlas Shrugged. He had a lengthy criminal record in Georgia and Maryland, including assault and gang activity.

Brinsley posted on his Facebook page that he spoke Arabic.

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