Friday, August 7, 2015

Alabama makes three states that defunded Planned Parenthood this week

Via Billy

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Alabama became the third state in a week to pull state funding for Planned Parenthood on Thursday.

Gov. Robert Bentley, a medical doctor, tweeted that life from "conception to birth and beyond" is important to him.

"I respect human life, and I do not want Alabama to be associated with an organization that does not," the two-term Republican tweeted

The governor's office released a statement saying that the Alabama Medicaid Agency will terminate its provider contract with Planned Parenthood with a 15-day notice. If Planned Parenthood opposes the decision, the nonprofit has 60 days to apply for a fair hearing.

"The deplorable practices at Planned Parenthood have been exposed to Americans. I've terminated any association with the organization in AL," Bentley said in a follow-up tweet.

More with video @ CNN

POW's Exchange Newsletter

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Al Perry, editor of this newsletter on the left and Jack Marlar on the right.


The Appalachian Messenger – August 7, 2015 

This week’s edition of the Appalachian Messenger has articles by:

Paul Valone
GRNC Alert: Is Andrews the Next Chapel Hill?

Publius Huldah
Beware of the Trickery Behind a “Balanced Budget” Amendment

Robert Gore
Slay the Creature From Jekyll Island!

Click here for the August 7, 2015 edition.

Violating the Lieber Code: The March From the Sea

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On April 24, 1863—-just three months after the cruel and retaliatory Emancipation Proclamation–Lincoln issued an order drafted by Columbia University law professor Francis Lieber that codified the generally accepted universal standards of warfare, particularly as it related to the lives and property of civilians. Among the actions it deemed to be criminal and prohibited were the “wanton devastation of a district,” “infliction of suffering” on civilians, “murder of private citizens,” “unnecessary or revengeful destruction of life,” and “all wanton violence…all robbery, all pillage or sacking…all rape, wounding, maiming, or killing.”

It is true that it also provided, in its articles 14 and 15, a slippery provision called “military necessity,” under which “destruction…of armed enemies” and of “other persons whose destruction is incidentally unavoidable” was completely permissible, and allowed “the appropriation of whatever an enemy’s country affords” by the conquering army. But it is clear that the overall intent of the Code was to rein in atrocities by the Union Army, particularly toward civilians.

Unapologetically Southern

Via Billy

Lois Lerner of IRS: 'Lincoln should have just let the South go'

Via Billy

Lois Lerner

Well, no s---, Sherlock

 Lois Lerner, the embattled former Internal Revenue Service official who has come under fire for targeting conservative groups, once said President Abraham Lincoln made a mistake when he fought the Civil War to keep the southern states in the Union. 

"Look my view is that Lincoln was our worst president not our best," she told a friend in March 2014, after she left the IRS, USA Today reports. "He should (have) let the South go.  

We really do seem to have 2 totally different mindsets." (Duh) 

More @ AL

Obama Pentagon: Too Many White Males in Special Forces

Via Billy


Elite units in the military are by and large both white and male. Pentagon officials, however, are hoping for a major demographic shift, citing the benefits of diversity in terms of increasing operational capacity.

Data provided by each individual service to USA Today illustrates current disparities, which are most prominent in units like the Navy SEALs and the Army’s Green Berets. For instance, in the Army, blacks comprised 17 percent of the force in 2013, a figure slightly higher than their representation in the overall population. As the ranks start climbing, the numbers shift. Blacks amount to only 9.4 percent of officers in the military.

In the Navy SEALs, just 2 percent are black, while Native Americans make up about 4 percent, or 99 SEALs.

Only 5.6 percent of enlisted Green Berets are black. But in the Air Force, among para-rescuers, the number drops even further down to .6 percent.

The Pentagon considers this to be a problem. (Right make/find a problem that is nonexistence. Obviously there are less because of their desires. )
 More @ WND

Virginia recalls Confederate flag plates

Via Billy


A federal judge said yes to Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s request to vacate an order requiring the issuance of license plates featuring the Confederate flag – meaning drivers will have to turn in those rebel flag emblems.

“This ruling will allow Virginia to remove a symbol of oppression and injustice from public display on its license plates,” Herring said, the Associated Press reported. “Virginia state government does not have to and will not endorse such a divisive symbol.”(Thomas is on my s--- list.  No way he would have voted the way he did except for his prejudices.  Too bad. )
More @ WND

My Cross

Via Carl

Two of my ancestors were in General Rodes' Division.

(My G, G Grandfather) Emanuel Frederick Bryan Koonce 
 My great, great grandfather, E.F.B. Koonce, was a Corporal in Company G, 2nd NC, and was killed in action on May 3, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville. 
 (Koonce is my surname, as my aunt adopted me after my mother died at 28 when I was 13 months old. [Actually, I lived with my grandparents until 5]. BT)


Via comment from Anonymous below.

Looks like the Battle of Chancellorsville

"The men were in position, eagerly awaiting the signal; their quick intelligence had already realized the situation, and all was life and animation. Across the narrow clearing stretched the long grey lines, penetrating far into the forest on either flank; in the centre, on the road, were four Napoleon guns, the horses fretting with excitement.

Rodes brigades were formed in the following order left to right: Iverson, O'Neal, Doles, Colqiutt, Ramseur.

Far to the rear, the rifles glistening under the long shafts of the setting sun, the heavy columns of A.P. Hill's division were rapidly advancing, and the rumble of the artillery, closing to the front. grew louder and louder. Jackson, watch in hand, sat silent on Little Sorrel, his slouched hat drawn low over his eyes, and his lips tightly compressed. On his right was General Rodes, tall, lithe, and soldierly, and on Rodes right was Major Blackford.

"Are you ready, General Rodes?" said Jackson.

"Yes sir" said Rodes, impatient as his men.

"You can go forward, sir" said Jackson.

A nod from Rodes was sufficient order to Blackford, and the woods rang with the notes of a single bugle."

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Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War Vol. 2 by Colonel G.F.R. Henderson
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