Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year?

Via Bill



Bill Arp on New England History


“Bill Arp” was the nom de plume of Georgia writer and politician Charles Henry Smith (1826-1903) who enjoyed educating Atlanta Constitution readers unfamiliar with the history of New England. As a Confederate major during the War Between the States, he served on the staff of several generals including Francis Bartow. Below, he answers a letter to the editor from a Northerner castigating Georgians for the sin of slavery.
Bernhard Thuersam, www.Circa1865.com

Bill Arp on New England History

“Now, here is a gentleman of more than ordinary intelligence and education who does not know that the sin of slavery began in New England among his forefathers — not ours — and from there was gradually crowded Southward until it got to Georgia, and that Georgia was the first State to prohibit their importation. See Appleton’s Cyclopedia (Slavery and the Slave Trade.)

He does not know that long after New England and New York had abolished slavery, their merchantmen continued to trade with Africa and sold their cargoes secretly along the coast, and . . . one, the “Wanderer,” was seized and confiscated and its officers arrested. The “Wanderer” was built at Eastport, Maine, was equipped as a slaver in New York and officered there and a crew employed.

He does not know that Judge Story, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, when presiding in Boston in 1834, [stated to a] Grand Jury that although Massachusetts had freed their slaves, yet the slave trade was still going on and Boston merchants and Boston Christians were steeped to their eyebrows in its infamy. He does not know that when our national existence began the feeling against slavery was stronger in the Southern States than in the Northern.

Georgia was the first to prohibit it, but later on the prohibition was repealed. New England carried on the traffic until 1845 — and is doing it yet if they can find a market and can get the rum to pay for them. The last record of a slaver caught in the act was in 1861, off the coast of Madagascar, and it was an Eastport vessel. The slave trade with Africa was for more than a century a favorite and popular venture with our English ancestors.

King James II and King Charles II and Queen Elizabeth all had stock in it, and though Wilberforce and others had laws passed to suppress it, they could not do it. New England and old England secretly carried it on (see Appleton) long after slavery was abolished in the colonies. They could afford to lose half their vessels and still make money.

It is sad and mortifying that our young and middle-aged men, and our graduates from Southern colleges know so little of our antebellum history. The Northern people are equally ignorant of the origin of slavery and the real causes that precipitated the civil war. Most of them have a vague idea that slavery was born and just grew up in the South — came up out of the ground like the seventeen-year-old locusts—and was our sin and our curse.

Not one in ten-thousand will believe that the South never imported a slave from Africa, but got all we had by purchase from our Northern brethren. I would wager a thousand dollars against ten that not a man under fifty nor a schoolboy who lives North of the line knows or believes that General Grant, their great military hero and idol, was a slaveholder and lived off the hire and their services while he was fighting us about ours.

Lincoln’s proclamation of freedom came in 1863, but General Grant paid no attention to it. He continued to use them as slaves until January, 1865. (See his biography by General James Grant Wilson in Appleton’s Encyclopedia.) General Grant owned these slaves in St. Louis, Missouri, where he lived.

How many of this generation, North or South know, or will believe, that as late as November, 1861, Nathaniel Gordon, master of a New England slave ship called the Erie, was convicted in New York City of carrying on the slave trade? (See Appleton.)

Just think of it! In 1861 our Northern brethren made war upon us because we enslaved the Negroes we had bought from them; but at the same time they kept on bringing more from Africa and begging us to buy them. How many know that England, our mother country, never emancipated her slaves until 1843, when twelve millions were set free in the East Indies and one hundred millions of dollars were paid to their owners by act of Parliament?

It is only within the last half-century that the importation of slaves from Africa has generally ceased. Up to that time every civilized country bought them and enslaved them. English statesmen and clergymen said it was better to bring them away than to have them continue in their barbarism and cannibalism.

(From The Uncivil War to Date, 1865 to 1903, Bill Arp, Hudgins Publishing Company. 1903, pp 347-353)

4-Year-Old Pre-Schooler Handcuffed, Shackled and Transported to Police Station


The Rutherford Institute has come to the aid of a four-year-old Virginia student who, after allegedly acting up in class, was turned over to police, who handcuffed and shackled the preschooler and transported him to the sheriff’s office. While at the sheriff’s office, the police forced C.B., the four-year-old, to speak with prison inmates in an apparent attempt to “scare straight” the preschooler.

The child was left in handcuffs or shackles for about 20 minutes.

Pointing out that handcuffing and shackling a four-year-old is excessive, unwarranted, and unnecessarily traumatizing, attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have asked that public school officials take steps to assure the child’s family and the rest of the community of parents and concerned citizens that what happened to C.B. will not happen again to him or other students of similar age. Specifically, Institute attorneys have asked that protocols be established to guide school personnel and allow them to deal more appropriately with students who are acting up or have become upset, preventing such incidents from escalating to the point where use of law enforcement is considered an option.

Hardee’s Gallant Stand at Averasborough


Marching into North Carolina with six thousand garrison troops from Savannah and Charleston under his command, Lieutenant-General William J. Hardee halted at the Smith Plantation near Averasborough.  In a well-chosen defensive position with the Cape Fear River on the west flank and Black River on the east, Hardee placed three lines with his veteran troops in the last.  His 16 March 1865 battle against over thirty-thousand veteran enemy troops was the first serious impediment Sherman experienced since departing Atlanta.
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"Unsurpassed Valor, Courage and Devotion to Liberty"
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"

Hardee’s Gallant Stand at Averasborough

“The Confederates had suffered terrible losses. The First South Carolina Heavy Artillery had borne the brunt of [enemy] assaults and suffered heavily, losing 215 killed, wounded or captured out of 458 officers and men engaged.  [Major James J.] Lucas’s battalion had also suffered severely. “Captain Richardson’s company went into the fight that morning ninety strong,” reported Samuel Ravenel. “At roll call the next morning only nineteen answered,” a staggering loss of 80% in just a few hours’ fighting.

Later that morning [Col. William] Butler’s (Rhett’s) brigade reported to [Major-General Lafayette] McLaws with only 400 combat-ready men in the ranks. Butler had gone into battle with 1,051 men that morning and therefore lost an astounding 62% of those engaged.  His brigade’s officer corps suffered especially heavy losses. The First South Carolina Regulars lost 3 officers killed, 6 wounded and 2 missing, while the First South Carolina Artillery lost 4 killed, 6 wounded and 2 missing.

The remnant of Butler’s shattered brigade withdrew to [Brigadier-General Stephen] Elliott’s second line of defense. Capt. Armand L. DeRosset’s Fayetteville Arsenal Battalion, about 170 strong, held that portion of the second line to the left of the Fayetteville-Raleigh Road.  When the Federals attacked . . . and drove the Arsenal Battalion from its initial position, the situation grew desperate. DeRosset then turned to the commander of the . . . Twenty-second Georgia Battalion, and recommended that both commands counterattack and drive the Yankees back.

While he was barking out orders for the counterattack, DeRosset took a bullet that passed through both lungs.  He was too severely wounded to be moved, and was left on the battlefield to die.

About 1:00PM, an all-out Union assault on the second line began. As soon as the [enemy] cavalry gained the road, a heavy volley tore through its ranks, delivered by the Thirty-second Georgia and the First Georgia Regulars . . . [who] managed to get off three volleys before the Union cavalry took refuge in the safety of the swamp.

Concerned about the mounting numbers of casualties, Sherman [would not] press the retreating Confederates.  After nearly a full day of hard fighting, [the enemy] had driven the Confederates from two defensive lines. However, the victorious Federals still had to contend with Hardee’s main line, which would prove far more challenging than the first two.

Fortune had smiled on Hardee’s outnumbered troops that afternoon [of the second day of fighting], permitting them to hang on in the face of repeated Union assaults. All of Sherman’s attempts to turn the third line had failed, and the Union commander was in no hurry to try his luck again.  The Southerners’ well-prepared breastworks, good selection and use of terrain . . . contributed greatly to the success of Hardee’s well-planned and well-executed defense in depth.

Hardee’s demoralized and largely untested command had performed beyond his wildest expectations . . . [stopping] Sherman’s advance in its tracks for an entire day and had bloodied the Northern veterans in the process. More importantly, Hardee’s troops bought precious time for [Lieutenant-General Joseph E.] Johnston, allowing him to concentrate his forces around Smithfield.”

(No Such Army Since the Days of Julius Caesar, Sherman’s Carolina Campaign, Smith and Sokolosky, Ironclad Publishing, 2005, pp. 109; 115-116; 123-124)

Black Woman’s Epic Rant v Obama, de Blasio, $harpton, et al

Via Joe


Assassinations? Blame Obama and Holder


There, I said it. At least in the headline, I said it.

Not convinced?

Fine, I’ll say it again: I blame Eric Holder and Barack Obama for the assassinations of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.

And I blame New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio.

And Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and Elizabeth Warren and the whole rotten Democrat Party that uses and abuses race, ethnicity and gender to hide their own shortcomings.

A free society has many shortcomings but it also has the remedies to fix them if we’d be patient.

But what can we expect when our president and the highest law enforcement officer of the land—along with the party that nurtures them-- routinely sides with criminals over the rest of us?

More @ Townhall

Socialist Democrats Embrace A Racist Civil War, Their Tool To Fundamental Transformation

Via David via Ninety Miles From Liberty

We’ve all seen it building, the deliberate creation and escalation of racial tensions in America over the past few months. There is no surprise that it has led us to point we are at now, with two New York Police officers murdered by one of the pieces of brainwashed “black victim” trash that the socialists use as their tools.

Just as the government has warned us against the recognized threat of “lone wolf” Islamic sympathizers, the regime and NYC governments must be fully aware that the inflammatory racial division that they are creating is a time bomb that will inevitably explode with the creation of similar racial terrorists.

 More @ UFP News

In The Heart Of The Sea – Official Trailer

Via u_96

Oscar winner Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”) directs the action adventure “In the Heart of the Sea,” starring Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker and Cillian Murphy, based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex.

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “In the Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

I'm Dreaming Of A Riot Christmas

 De Blasio asks for protest pause to honor slain cops; ‘activists’ say no dice

I don’t quite understand why New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a pause in anti-police demonstrations until murdered officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were laid to rest.  After all, de Blasio just spent several days loudly declaring the demonstrators to be the very soul of democracy, a constructive and peaceful bunch whose lively chants and colorful placards had absolutely no bearing whatsoever on the murderous actions of Ismaaiyl Brinsley.  Brinsley, you see, was a hermetically sealed lone-wolf nut who wasn’t influenced by anyone, anywhere.  Sure, he attended an anti-police rally on December 1 and recorded a video of the event, but that means nothing, got it?  Even his  religious affiliation is regarded by the media as an inscrutable mystery, no matter what his Facebook page might have said about striking terror into the enemies of Allah.

More @ Human Events

Question for Open Carry Advocates: What if Muslims Start Doing It?

 Source: Come and Take It America

And? Hope they'll shoot sideways like their brothers in the hood. :)

I’ve been thinking recently about the way that the Satanists are having a field day with so many laws that Christians are passing under the “freedom of religion” banner: stunts like putting a statue of Satan next to the Ten Commandments, or Satanist plans to hand out literature to school kids in Orange County. What if, I wonder, certain groups were to exercise their open carry rights in the same manner.

What if there were a group of Muslim open carry advocates who called themselves “Sword of the Prophet” and whose avowed mission was to bring Sharia law to the US, and they took to showing up armed and in large numbers outside of churches on Sunday, the way the OC guys do at the state house. Or what if there were a group of hispanic activist OCers, maybe an offshoot of La Raza who liked to organize armed protests at police stations and court houses, and who openly advocate the “reconquista” of the Southern US?

More @ All Outdoor

Record numbers rally against 'Islamisation' in Germany

Via Ryan

 Protestors of the

More than 17,000 gather in the eastern German city of Dresden for the latest in a series of anti-Islam marches

A record 17,000 anti-Islamic protesters rallied for their tenth demonstration in as many weeks Monday in eastern Germany, celebrating the rise of their far-right populist movement by singing Christmas carols.
Germany has for weeks grappled with the emergence of the "Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident" or PEGIDA, whose ranks in the city of Dresden have swelled rapidly from just a few hundred in October.

US Offers $5 Million Bounty for Terrorist it Released


The United States is offering a $5 million bounty for the recapture of an Islamic terrorist it freed six years ago who returned to the jihad campaign after attending a Saudi rehab program for militants.

Ibrahim al-Rubaysh, a Saudi national, was released in 2006 under a Saudi program endorsed by President George W. Bush and continued "full-throttle" under President Barack Obama, Judicial Watch reported Monday as it highlighted a State Department announcement of the reward.

More @ Newsmax

Jane Fonda is building a shrine to herself

Via Iver


I Want To Live To See Jane Fonda Die

Even Jane Fonda needs a reminder of her fabulousness.

At 77, the actress is building a “shrine” to herself that she hopes will boost her recently faltering confidence.

“I’ve found myself backsliding a bit of late in terms of where my thoughts have tended to reside (not always with the generosity of vision I wish for) and my confidence has been iffy for the past four months,” the stunning star wrote in a blog post Sunday, her 77th birthday.

“So, while meditating today an idea came to me: I’m going to create a shrine to myself – or, at least, the self I wish to be, the self who began to manifest when I was a young girl before the s–t hit the fan,” she continued.

More @ Page Six

US Paid $5 Billion & Released 5 Taliban Prisoners For Deserter Bergdahl

Via LH


Lt. Colonel Tony Shaffer, author of The Last Line, and Ret. Col. David Hunt joined Bill O’Reilly to give an update on the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap. Lt. Colonel Shaffer told Bill the Obama administration paid $5 billion and released five top Taliban Gitmo detainees in exchange for deserter Bowe Bergdahl.

More with video @ The Gateway Pundit

NYPD cop killer worked for Hamas-linked Islamic Society of North America

Via Billy

Ismaaiyl Muhammad

More indication that Ismaaiyl Abdullah-Muhammad, aka Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, was indeed intending to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60) when he shot NYPD cops Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.

“BREAKING, EXCLUSIVE: NYPD Cop Killer Worked For Muslim Terror Front Group,” by Charles C. Johnson, GotNews, December 23, 2014 (thanks to Doc):

More @ Got News

This country banned abortion and now, abortion promoters can’t believe their eyes!

Via Sioux


“Outlaw abortion and abortion won’t stop. Women will just do it illegally and women will die!”
Or so the argument goes… But facts are pesky things, and they show that the opposite is true in Chile.

According to new research from the MELISA Institute, since Chile’s ban on abortion, not only has maternal health improved but the number of women seeking illegal abortion has plummeted!