Sunday, May 10, 2015




Mark Steyn defends free speech by calling out the “I love free speech as much as anyone, but” crowd, which includes all progressives, and some prominent self-proclaimed conservatives like Bill O’Reilly.  Steyn observes:


European Jacobin Views of a Massachusetts Whig


The visiting Frenchman, Ernst D. de Hauranne, travelled only in the North for his eight months in America and was a strong supporter of the Northern invasion of the American South. Ironically, when confronted by a Radical lieutenant enraged at Americans resisting subjugation, the Frenchman could reel off the specifics of Lincoln’s destruction of liberty, and compared the despotic Northern government to the worst aspects of the French Revolution.
Bernhard Thuersam,

European Jacobin Views of a Massachusetts Whig

[Diary Entry] June 28, 1864

“Here I found my first expert on American politics, Lieutenant C. He is not only a Republican, he is a Radical, and we have already crossed swords several times. Like all Americans, he pushes adulation of his country well beyond the limits of politeness and acceptability. Democracy is his oracle, his god, and he will never agree that it may not be the same thing as liberty.

If I reply that even the will of the people should have its limits, and that if it exercises in America the absolute reign that he talks about, it is more likely to pave the way to tyranny than to preserve liberty, he answers brusquely that I am French, that I don’t understand anything about freedom and that I have no right to judge his country. “Europeans,” he told me, “are born slaves. They always have been and they always will be. Only America knows what freedom is.”

“Oh,” I replied, “get off your high horse. There are many darks spots on your wonderful picture of American freedom.” Thereupon I ticked off for him the suspension of habeas corpus, the violation of the freedom of the press, the transfer of jurisdiction over many cases from civil to military courts, secret arrests, arbitrary imprisonments and all the other abuses of power that are the sad accompaniments of the Civil War. I asked him if that was what he called freedom.

“It is freedom if we have willed it. Mr. Seward boasts that he needs only ring his little bell to have absolutely anyone put in prison. That is true, but behind him are the American people who direct him. Let him strike down the rebels and traitors . . . We want martial law, do you understand? We want it, and that’s why we are still free.

“[I replied] Revolutionary power is a seed of dictatorship. Watch out that the seed doesn’t take root. You refuse to see the danger; the freedom of your neighbor means little to you! This is the way to lose your own freedom and to rush headlong into despotism one of these days. [Let’s] get to the bottom of it. I know your theories. We practiced them under the [French revolutionary] National Convention. You think you’ve discovered a new idea, but all you do is recite the sophistries of the Committee of Public Safety.”

Are these not strange opinions in the mouth of an American, notions that would fit better with the outlook of a European Jacobin or a Massachusetts Whig? We think the Americans are madly in love with their individual freedom, yet there is a school of thought which springs up to repudiate it in the name of public safety, which views freedom as submission to the multitude. Love of freedom, like all human passions, falls asleep when it is not contested.”

(A Frenchman in Lincoln’s America, Ernst D. de Hauranne, Donnelly & Sons, 1974, Volume I, pp. 67-70)

LA Times Headline: “Why the Police Shouldn’t use Glocks” — Are You Nuts?

Via Michael 

Keep your finger straight, doofus.

Reading an anti-gun rant in the Los Angeles Times is hardly a surprise or news. Therefore, when I read a recent Opinion piece (Op-Ed) bashing Glocks, I hardly raised an eyebrow. However, I almost lost my lunch over the babble and bias when I read the footer and realized this article was from the editor of Bearing Arms, Bob Owens. I quickly raced back to the top to read and confirm the author. Sue enough, the by line matched the footer.

As an editor, I have heard more than one writer claim a text edit changed the meaning of a term. Fair enough. However, this is not the case with Owens’ “Why the Police Shouldn’t Use Glocks” article. Even the title is deceptive, because the whole article reads like an indictment on guns.

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That URDU ( Muslims of Hindustan) Dictionary Found at Texas Border

Via Billy

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Should anyone be naive enough to inquire of our federal government if there are any Muslim terrorists in Mexico, close to the US border they would be informed that such people do not exist.

There are no Muslim terrorists any closer to our Southern border than the remote regions of Argentina or Chile, and anyway, everybody knows that the average American is much more dangerous than any Muslim terrorist could ever be. The world at large will not be safe until all Americans are stripped of their Second Amendment rights so whoever decides he wants to cross our Southern border can do so without the risk of being shot. That seems to be the position of the feds, although they don’t quite phrase it that way. The federal idea of protecting American citizens in the Southern reaches of their own country is to put up signs warning them to beware of smugglers at the border. As for trying to keep the smugglers out–forget that!

White Folks And America Are The Problem – Michelle Obama Addresses All Black University With Divisive Message

Via Joe

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In a speech at Tuskegee University, an institute of higher learning in which white people are “not allowed on the bus,” First Domestic Partner Michelle Obama gave the school’s commencement address with instructions to the future agitators of America to – what else? Go forth and agitate.

Her mission is an extension of that of Hussein Obama, to foment unrest and destabilize America. Her message was clear, “whatever is wrong with your life is America and the white man’s fault, and whitey owes you.”

She described the daily persecution inflicted upon her fellow victims at the hands of the plantation owner class as including police discrimination, the “nagging worries that you’re going to get stopped or pulled over for absolutely no reason.”

Vilifying the police is a job for the whole family at the Obama house. They’re not her type of Americans. They’re much too productive, too committed to the Constitution and of too strong a moral character for the Mooch and company. Give her some foul-mouthed parasitic anarchist street rats any day.

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3 arrested in murders of 2 Mississippi police officers during traffic stop

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Mississippi’s governor says his state is in “mourning” Sunday after the shooting deaths of two police officers Saturday night during a traffic stop in Hattiesburg.

Officer Benjamin Deen, 34, had stopped a 2000 Gold Cadillac Escalade in an industrial part of the city at around 8:30 p.m. local time Saturday, said Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. Officer Liquori Tate, 25, arrived afterward to assist him, shots were fired, and both officers were wounded.

Strain said both officers died of their injuries at a hospital. The officers’ deaths are reportedly the first for the Hattiesburg police force in 30 years.

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GOP Surrenders Leverage Over Obama

Via Billy

Imagine if Republicans could force Obama to rescind his executive amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Or repeal the mandate to buy health insurance that lies at the core of ObamaCare. Or revoke the EPA regulations that are increasingly embracing all aspects of American life in the name of stopping climate change…

All this would be possible if the Republicans dug in their heels and refused to grant Obama fast-track authority to get ratification of trade deals.

Instead, Republicans are falling all over themselves to give Obama more power and to curtail Congressional checks and balances. Even as Obama seizes power by unprecedented use of executive authority, Republicans in both houses are trying to give him more.

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