Thursday, July 30, 2015

Quickies: A Brilliant Summation


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I found this comment attached to a discussion of emissions trading schemes: one of the Left’s favored devices for promoting allegiance to the Cult of Global Warming:

All of this of course is aided and abetted by propaganda. We often think of propaganda in this context as simply a semi-hysterical knee-jerk reaction of hasty bare-faced lies.

It’s not. It’s a finely crafted science and we would do well to remember it, else be seduced by it.

I found this rather crisp description in Norman Davies ‘Europe – A History’. Page 500, almost exactly halfway through this brick of a book.

     “Theorists of propaganda have identified five basic rules:

Drivers, Beware: The Costly, Deadly Dangers of Traffic Stops in the American Police State



“The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official. The framers would be appalled.”—Herman Schwartz, The Nation

Trying to predict the outcome of any encounter with the police is a bit like playing Russian roulette: most of the time you will emerge relatively unscathed, although decidedly poorer and less secure about your rights, but there’s always the chance that an encounter will turn deadly.

The odds weren’t in Walter L. Scott’s favor. Reportedly pulled over for a broken taillight, Scott—unarmed—ran away from the police officer, who pursued and shot him from behind, first with a Taser, then with a gun. Scott was struck five times, “three times in the back, once in the upper buttocks and once in the ear — with at least one bullet entering his heart.”

Samuel Dubose, also unarmed, was pulled over for a missing front license plate. He was reportedly shot in the head after a brief struggle in which his car began rolling forward.

Levar Jones was stopped for a seatbelt offense, just as he was getting out of his car to enter a convenience store. Directed to show his license, Jones leaned into his car to get his wallet, only to be shot four times by the “fearful” officer. Jones was also unarmed.

Bobby Canipe was pulled over for having an expired registration. When the 70-year-old reached into the back of his truck for his walking cane, the officer fired several shots at him, hitting him once in the abdomen.

Dontrell Stevens was stopped “for not bicycling properly.” The officer pursuing him “thought the way Stephens rode his bike was suspicious. He thought the way Stephens got off his bike was suspicious.” Four seconds later, sheriff’s deputy Adams Lin shot Stephens four times as he pulled out a black object from his waistband. The object was his cell phone. Stephens was unarmed.

If there is any lesson to be learned from these “routine” traffic stops, it is that drivers should beware.

Jamestown skeletons identified as colony leaders

 A team of scientists used multiple lines of evidence, including archaeology, skeletal analyses, chemical testing, 3-D technology and genealogical research, to single out the names of the four men who died at Jamestown from 1608 through 1617. (Photo by Donald Hurlbert)

A team of scientists used multiple lines of evidence, including archaeology, skeletal analyses, chemical testing, 3-D technology and genealogical research, to single out the names of the four men who died at Jamestown from 1608 through 1617.

Within the 1608 church where Pocahontas and John Rolfe married, the skeletal remains of four early settlers were uncovered during a 2013 archaeological dig at Virginia’s historic Jamestown colony. Now, those bones have been identified as some of the leaders of that first successful British attempt to forge a new life in the new world across the Atlantic.

Forensic anthropologist Douglas Owsley, the division head of physical anthropology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, and his team worked with archaeologists from the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation at Historic Jamestowne to piece together just who the four men were.

Built first of mud and wood, the original church structure had long since vanished.

Archaeologists rediscovered the church’s original footprint five years ago.

                                             More @ Smithsonian Science News

NC: Carteret County Speedway: Track is COMPLETE... Get ready to"RACE THE WAVE" !

(Below from 2011 when it was supposed to open. BT)


Obama: I’m the First Kenyan-American President

Via comment by Anonymous on Obama's America

 Obama - I’m the First Kenyan-American President

On his recent visit to Kenya, Barack Obama took the opportunity to interject his fake birth certificate in the face of America, and claimed that he was “the first Kenyan-American to be president in the United States.”

Of course, Congress doesn’t care. They are too busy giving him everything he wants.

Here’s a little clip of Obama dancing in Kenya.

Undeterred – Despite Judicial Threat CMP Releases Planned Parenthood Investigative Video #4…

Warning – The video contains some graphic imagery after the 9 minute mark

Today’s new undercover video comes two days after a California court issued a temporary injunction barring further release of videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s illegal practices.

With this video release it will become increasingly difficult for Planned Parenthood to avoid the obvious viewer suspicion they knew they were breaking the law.  Dr. Savita Ginde is caught talking about their concerns and how their legal team is working to help them avoid getting caught. 

Danville History/Heritage Haters At It Again

Via Billy

Many of you will recall that last fall, the Director of the Danville Museum of History and Fine Arts, asked the Danville City Council to force the removal of the Third National Flag that flies on a Confederate Memorial, on the grounds of the Sutherlin Mansion, which served as the Last Capitol of the Confederacy.

This ridiculous request, which stirred up controversy where none existed, and divided the community unnecessarily, was denied when the City Attorney advised City Council that caving to the foolish request would actually violate State Law which protects ALL war memorials.  The flag continued to fly peacefully and without incident, as it has for the past 20 years.

Now, on the heels of the tidal wave of attacks on our heritage, flags, and history that has swept across the country since Governor Haley and the South Carolina legislature used an unrelated tragedy as an excuse to pander to the PC demands of a handful of citizens and remove a Confederate Battle Flag from a Soldier's Memorial on the grounds of the SC Statehouse, the scoundrels in Danville have decided to try again.

Next Thursday, August 6th, an ordinance will be proposed and voted on which will ban ALL flags from flying on city property EXCEPT the US Flag, Virginia State Flag, Danville City flag, and the POW/MIA flag.

If City Council votes to pass this ordinance and removes the flag from the monument, they will violate state law and dishonor the men in whose memory the flag flies.

THIS Sunday, there will be a "Keep it Flying! Danville Southern Heritage Celebration & Rally, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History.  "Come out and celebrate our Confederate History and Heritage at the Last Capital of the Confederacy!  This cultural, historical, and educational event will feature a number of speakers, to include Congressman Virgil H. Goode, author and historian Colonel Greg Eanes (USAF-Ret.) , and Civil Rights attorney and activist Fred D. Taylor.  We need to have a HUGE presence at this rally to send a message to City Council, so bring your family, your friends, and your FLAGS for this exciting event.  Sponsored by Pittsylvania Vindicators Camp# 828, SCV "

Press Release with more information:

Congressman Goode to Speak at

Sutherlin Mansion Cultural Celebration

Former Congressman Virgil Goode will be the keynote speaker at a cultural celebration to educate the public on the nation's military heritage, including its Confederate military heritage, while highlighting the need to protect All veteran war memorials such as the Confederate War Memorial at Sutherlin Memorial Mansion, according to Marine Corp veteran Frank Harvey.  The event will take place on August 2nd at 3 p.m. at  the Sutherlin Memorial Mansion.

Also speaking will be Virginia Attorney Fred Taylor, an affiliate attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union and Colonel Greg Eanes, USAF (Retired), former American Veterans (AMVETS) Department of Virginia Public Relations Officer and a military historian-author, who will highlight the threats posed to various American military memorials across the nation.  “Confederate war memorials are not the only ones threatened with removal, misinterpretation or defacing” Eanes said recently.  “This is not just about Confederate monuments.  It is about all memorials to America’s veterans. If politicians are allowed to desecrate one, they’ll be allowed to desecrate all.”  Confederate soldiers are recognized by Federal law as American veterans.

Harvey said, “We cannot stand by idly while individuals attempt to deface and destroy any war memorial that honors those who served with courage and dignity in the great conflict of 1861-1865 or any other U.S involved war.  We are a part of Virginia’s multi-cultural society; a part of the fabric of our great nation. We cannot remain silent while individuals attempt to deface and denigrate sons of Virginia who served their country as God gave them the ability to see it.”

Harvey said, “We have secured a well-known military artist to display his works at the event, in addition too, local authors, military related heritage groups are welcome to set up information or recruitment tables.” There may also be a Civil War living history.

Harvey said we US. Military veterans and the “The Sons of Confederate Veterans respect and celebrate the valor and sacrifice of all Virginia’s sons in the defense of their homeland and Constitutional principles as they understood them to be.  It is important we educate others as to why men and women serve and this event will give us that opportunity.“ The public, particularly area veterans, are invited and encouraged to attend and show their support.

But Harvey cautioned, “Do not come if there is hate in your heart.  We are here because of our love of family, love of state and love of country.”

Contact information for City Council is located here:

Please write/email/call and ask them to vote NO on the proposed flag ordinance and to honor Virginia law AND her Veterans by allowing the flag to continue to fly at the Sutherlin monument.

Make plans to be in Danville THIS SUNDAY, August 2nd for the Rally...and Thursday night, August 6th for the City Council Meeting!

It appears that Danville City Council is trying to follow in the cowardly footsteps of the Scalawags and Carpetbaggers in Lexington, Virginia. I reckon they don't realize what happens when a City Council bans all flags in an attempt to stop Confederate flags from flying.

Hey Danville City Council...on which side of town do you want your FIRST flag?

Susan Hathaway
Virginia Flaggers

"To Prepare for Sherman's Coming" The Battle of Wise's Forks March 1865

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Thought I would shoot you an email and let you know that my book on Wise's Forks will be out by the end of September.

 The Battle of Wise’s (Wyse) Forks, March 7-11, 1865, has long been thought of as nothing more than an insignificant skirmish during the final days of the Civil War and relegated to a passing reference in a footnote if it is mentioned at all. Mark A. Smith’s and Wade Sokolosky’s “To Prepare for Sherman’s Coming”: The Battle of Wise’s Forks, March 1865 erases this misconception and elevates this combat and its related operations to the historical status it deserves. By March 1865, the Confederacy was on its last legs. Its armies were depleted, food and resources were scarce, and morale was low. General Lee was barely holding on to his extended lines around Richmond and Petersburg, and Gen. William T. Sherman was operating with nearly complete freedom in North Carolina on his way north to form a junction with Union forces in Virginia.

As the authors demonstrate, the fighting that is the subject of this book came about when Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant initiated a broad military operation to assist Sherman. The responsibility for ensuring a functioning railroad from New Bern to Goldsboro rested with Maj. Gen. Jacob D. Cox. On March 2, 1865, Cox ordered his hastily assembled Provisional Corps to march toward Goldsboro. In response to Cox’s movement, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston executed a bold but risky plan to divert troops away from Sherman by turning back Cox’s advance. Under the command of the aggressive but controversial Gen. Braxton Bragg, the Confederates stood for four days and successfully halted Cox at Wise’s Forks. This delay provided Johnston with the precious time he needed to concentrate his forces and fight the large and important Battle of Bentonville.

 “To Prepare for Sherman’s Coming” is the result of years of careful research in a wide variety of archival sources, and relies upon official reports, diaries, newspapers, and letter collections, all tied to a keen understanding of the terrain. Sokolosky and Smith, both career army officers, have used their expertise in military affairs to produce what is not only a valuable book on Wise’s Forks, but what surely must be the definitive study of one of the Civil War’s overlooked yet significant battles. Outstanding original maps by George Skoch coupled with period photographs reinforce the quality of this account and the authors’ commitment to excellence.


Wade Sokolosky
COL (Ret) U.S. Army
V.P. Friends of Bentonville Battlefield, Inc.


This will be the place to post info about flag rallies and runs. Please use the comment section below to add details and/or links to flag runs and rallies. We will add them to this running list:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1st, Flag Run, WINCHESTER, VA - FRONT ROYAL, VA then WOODSTOCK-NEW MARKET, then to SPERRYVILLE to Cooter's. 3 seperate events rolled into one.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1st: Rally, Lee Circle, New Orleans, LA, 2:30-5:00

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2nd: Rally, Danville VA 2:00-5:00 PM. Sutherlin Mansion

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9th: Flag Run - New Market, VA then to Harrisonburg then to Broadway. Over 700 people so far!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15th: Flag Run - Staunton, Va. 2:00 p.m. Churchville Elementary School Parking Lot

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22ND: Flag Rally - Mathews, VA 3:00 p.m. Fort Nonsense

The False Narrative: White Female Teenager Beaten With a Brass Pipe In Blanchard, LA

It started when a group of four or five black males made inappropriate, sexually lewd comments at a gas station in Blanchard, LA:
“A Shreveport teenager will likely be left with permanent scars after being hit in the face with a metal pipe. It was reportedly thrown at her during a gas station brawl.
Shreveport police released surveillance video Wednesday which shows most of the action. The video shows five young men walking into the A & Y Quick Stop in the 4400 block of Hillry Huckaby Road.
Jessica Byrnes-Laird said the confrontation started when a group of strangers made some rude comments, and then it escalated from there.
“I was still in my bathing suit and there were a few males around my boyfriend’s age. They started speaking to me, they started saying inappropriate comments to me,” explained Jessica.
Jessica’s boyfriend then confronted the men, and fists begin flying.
More with video @ Occidental Dissent

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - Red Band Trailer

Obama's America

 military recruitment center

This is not a spoof.  This is an actual picture of a current military recruitment center:

Iran Deal and the Hudaybiyyah Precedent

Via David

What President Obama gave us is not a peace, but a treacherous hudna, a deceitful truce.

It is hard to believe that no one in the State Department knew this; and even harder to believe that Obama himself, who was educated in a Muslim school in Indonesia, did not know this. This should be ground for impeachment.

So what is a hudna?

Mohammed, after he started preaching Islam, was driven out of his hometown Mecca to Medina. He soon took over Medina, which was originally a Jewish city named Yathrib, and slaughtered the Jewish community.  Yathrib's name derived from Moses' Midianite father-in-law Jethro. which in Hebrew is Yithro.

NC: Cleveland County man angry after Confederate flag stolen

Via Michael Downing

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 "I'm sure they'll be back. But this time, I'm going to be ready," Mode said.

There's something missing from Todd Mode's front porch, and it's something that means more than just controversy to the Cleveland County man.

"Every time you see a rebel flag, it's not to say 'there's a man who's prejudice, there's a man who's got hate in his heart.' It's to say, 'I'm proud to be a Southerner,'" Mode said.  ]

Mode called WBTV after he says he came home Tuesday evening to find his beloved Confederate flag was gone, along with two small American flags which had been flying beside it. ]

"If I'd been home, things would have probably been ugly. Because I believe in defending my home," Mode said.

More with video @ WBTV

Federal judge threatens to hold IRS chief in contempt

Via avordvet

“If there is further noncompliance, I will haul into court the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service to show cause why that person should not be personally held in contempt of court. I can't make that any clearer,” the judge told Geoffrey Klimas, the Justice Department attorney representing the IRS, according to the minutes published on Judicial Watch's website.

 More @ Fox

The Left Is A Weapon Of Cultural Destruction For the Internationalists

Via Billy

Regardless of all the blather out there that emanates from the so-called “news” media about the political and religious left being full of concern and compassion for the plight of mankind it is all a “cunningly devised fable.”

The left is nothing more than an engine of cultural destruction to be used against those who do not bow the knee to the ruling Establishment–those who promote the New World Order and its agenda. When resistance surfaces against this One World Government worldview then the Powers That Be will call the leftists out from under whatever collectivist rocks they may be hiding under and turn them loose of the resistance and from thereon the leftists destroy as much as they can–culturally, physically, emotionally. In doing what its master directs  it to do the left not only attacks  the Truth (the Christian faith) but it attacks ordinary people who do not even realize they are under assault or why.

Farage demands Army action to sort Calais crisis as THOUSANDS of migrants storm Eurotunnel

Via Carl

Migrants trying to storm the Eurotunnel

The Ukip leader made the demands after more than 2,200 illegal immigrants breached fencing yesterday morning in a bid to make it to Britain.

Scenes of pandemonium saw migrants pour in through holes in the fencing, raising serious questions about the port's security.

About 200 security staff, including riot police, scrambled to deal with the trouble, which lasted six hours from midnight.

About 15 migrants suffered injuries and were treated by paramedics in a situation hauliers have described as a national emergency.

Mr Farage said: "In all civil emergencies like this we have an army, we have a bit of a TA and we have a very very overburdened police force and border agency.

More @ Express

Alabama's Roy Moore violated judicial ethics again by speaking out against SCOTUS ruling, $PLC claims

Via Billy

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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has violated judicial ethics through numerous speeches where he suggests the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage shouldn't be followed, the Southern Poverty Law Center said today.

For the second time this year, Montgomery-based SPLC has supplemented its complaint against Moore to the Judicial Inquiry Commission of Alabama.

More @ AL

No Truce With the Left

Via David "You cannot coexist with cancer.  You destroy it, or it kills you.

There was a piece I saw this morning about Sarah Connor's dream of "Judgment Day" from Terminator 2. Seeing the scene, knowing what's going to happen... and utterly helpless to stop it or save anyone.

I see that in the US now.  America is racing towards the precipice, and a new Civil War.  I doubt it will be grand armies facing off, but rather ongoing skirmishes in neighborhoods, parks, etc."




There comes a time when every conservative thinker tries to find some common ground with the left in some area. Today it's criminal rights and the headlines have Rand Paul denouncing the racist justice system while Grover Norquist and the Koch Brothers join with the left to back their reforms. As usually happens, the conservatives or libertarians turn out to be the useful idiots of the left.

Liberals have a long history of being the left's useful idiots. It's only fair that libertarians get a turn.

More @ Sultan Knish

The Zero-Armed Bandit

Via Jeffery

“I don’t think it belongs here.” Such was the assessment of Bob Vinson, the graveyard shift supervisor at Harvey’s Wagon Wheel Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The “here” Vinson referred to was a nook just outside the telephone equipment room in the employees-only portion of the second floor of the hotel. The “it” was a curious piece of equipment of unknown origin loitering conspicuously in the cramped side room. It was a metallic gray box about the size of a desk, with a smaller box attached on top near the rear right corner. The front face of the smaller box was an incomprehensible control panel occupied by 28 metal toggle switches in five neat rows, each labeled with a numbered sticker. All of these switches were situated in the down position except for #23, which was toggled up—an oddly ominous asymmetry.

News Flash: We’ve Been Betrayed by Establishment Conservatives

As Paul Gottfried pointed out recently, “No one on the Left sounds as unhinged as ‘conservative’ journalists like Max Boot (Furling the Confederate flag is just the start). Or for that matter, Jeff Jacoby (The Confederate flag is anti-American).” And Gottfried is right – it’s not just Establishment Conservatives in the media who are attacking their own base – the most shrill, hysterical slander against Southern heritage has come from “conservative” Republicans in office. For example, here’s Gottfried again in a piece entitled “The NeoCons’ Confederate Problem.” And if you have the stomach for it, watch Republican Jenny Horne screech that the “symbol of hate” flying on the South Carolina capital grounds MUST be removed: (Says she's related to Jefferson Davis:  What a disgrace. BT)

Rep. Gowdy floor speech on the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act

Via Cousin Colby


L.A. Gangs’ Hashtag Bet: Kill 100 People in 100 Days

Via comment by Anonymous on MEXICAN ILLEGAL ALIEN Charged in Murderous Crime S...

Under the hashtag #100Days100Nights, users on Instagram and Twitter are issuing a stark warning: Two Los Angeles gangs are betting which one can kill 100 people–in a gang, or innocent–within the next 100 days.

A law enforcement source confirmed the reports exclusively to The Daily Beast on Monday night.

The bet–which follows the death of “KP,” a member of the Rollin 100 gang–was allegedly made last week.