Sunday, September 13, 2015

Slavery v Welfare

Via Terry


art-link-symbol-small-on-blue-tile-rev01.jpg Comment at Smithsonian Magazine: The plantation owners who purchased slaves provided food, housing, education, and medical care, and a monetary stipend in exchange for the work provided. Today the government provides food, housing, and medical care at other people expense, without requiring any work be provided by the recipients. The liberals want to call what was done on plantations slavery and what they are doing today freedom. Both make the Blacks dependent on the White man with the only difference being the slaves had to work for their subsistence. I believe that is what the liberals are truly trying to erase from history.

They don't want anyone to remember that there used to be an exchange of value during slavery, whereas their policies today simply give the Blacks that subsistence without requiring anything in return. Maybe that's what the Blacks object to about slavery.

More goodies @ Ol' Remus

Precious Snowflake Update: California School to Make It a Right to Never Be Offended Ever, Ever Again

Via Billy

Generation Precious Snowflake Update:
The University of California is considering recognizing the “right” of students to be free from “all expressions of intolerance.”

(Except, of course, if you are intolerant of Christians, America, whites, Jews and the police.)

Texas Officials Under Scrutiny for Biker Shootout Case

Via avordvet

The secrecy that enshrouds the investigation into a biker shootout in May that left nine people dead and led to the mass-arrest of 177 people is hardly surprising in this city, where public scrutiny is rare and unwelcome.

On the banks of the Brazos River in Central Texas, Waco and the surrounding county are largely run by a close-knit circle of judges, prosecutors and law enforcement that defense lawyers complain leads local agencies to close ranks in the aftermath of this most recent calamity.

It's a city where a district judge and district attorney are former law partners, the mayor is the son of a former mayor, the sheriff comes from a long line of lawmen and Waco pioneers and the sheriff's brother is the district attorney's chief investigator.

Bikers and public watchdogs have criticized authorities here for how they've handled the investigation, citing the mass arrests in which people were held for days or weeks on $1 million bonds without sufficient evidence to support such actions four months after the shootings.

More @ ABC

Illegal Aliens

Via szhaman


France: Topless Femen dragged off stage at Muslim conference

Via Nancy

Saiga 12/AK Combo

1953 Ford Super Sleeper


Have owned this car for 30 years, lots of fun, lots of history. Have just finished rebuild motor, trans and rear-end. 429 Cobra Jet. Forged pistons, steel rods, steel crank, roller cam, 650+hp. Turbo 400 with brake. New strange 9in center section and new strange 31 spline axles. Original paint.

Don't let the patina scare you, body, frame and floors are solid. Nothing but new high dollar parts were used on this build. Runs perfect. Will run low 11's, high 10's easy. California black plates, have pink and has current 2015 registration.

Europe Rising: Thousands of Polish Nationalists March in Warsaw (Video)

Via Billy

An estimated 7,000 protesters marched in Warsaw against the Islamization of Europe on Saturday.

CostCo canned pulled pork

I’ve mentioned the Costco/Kirkland canned roast beef before. It’s really good stuff and although food preferences are subjective, I recommend the stuff highly. Last time I went to buy some at CostCo they no longer had it and I was told it was only available through the website. Bummer. But, apparently, it’s back on the shelf at my particular CostCo.

As I was picking some up, I noticed that they also had cans of pulled pork. The thing that really caught my eye was that the pulled pork was quite a bit cheaper than the beef. Well, for my end-of-the-world planning, protein is protein. So lets pick up a roll of four 12 oz. cans for $6.99 which comes out to…uhm.. lets see….$2.33/#, which is actually pretty good.

I figured I’d try one of the recipes on the can and see how it turns out. In this particular case, a form of chili. 

GOA Executive Director Takes on Background Checks—A Must Read

Via Michael 


Beyond some of the most ardent supporters of the Second Amendment, Shooter’s Log readers have often shown their support for Gun Owners of America (GOA). Recently, GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt has been making news that all supporters of the Second Amendment should hear.

During an interview with Breitbart News, the subject of background checks for gun purchases came up. Pratt was not shy in his answer, “GOA opposed them when they were first introduced under President Bill Clinton and that GOA believes they should be abolished now.” Pratt continued by stating the database tied to background checks should be destroyed as well.

The discussion was focused on recent events. In particular, they were discussing the recent public shooting of the news crew Alison Parker and Adam Ward in Virginia. The fact that the gunman was able to legally purchase the handgun demonstrated the impotency of background.


Via Carl via Southern Historical Society

Two of the 'slaves' of Somerset Plantation, NC.

"In Mississippi, the conduct of the Federals toward the slaves was much the same as evidenced in Louisiana. "They had taken all the money from every Negro on the plantation," wrote Susan Dabney Smedes of Hinds, County, Mississippi, recounting a raid on her home by United States troops. One crippled sixty-three year old slave was a preacher named Isaac. Uncle Isaac had buried eighty dollars in gold-the savings of years, continued Mrs. Smedes. "This he was made to unearth. He had lately bought a new silver watch, for which he had paid forty dollars. This was taken from him."

When Federals came through the neighborhoods of Guntown and Saltillo Mississippi, they committed the usual theft and destruction of property. But they were particularly zealous to take all the salves they could, presumably needing their labor. Rev. James Agnew wrote in his journal that "The Yankees shot two... Negroes down in the yard because they would not go with him."

Walter Brian Cisco

An excellent book.

Marietta Confederate Cemetery

Via Carl

Welcoming the Destroyers

Via David "1. Just look at these people, welcoming in their conquerors. 2. The *guy on the right?  His Viking / warrior ancestors are weeping." * IF that's a guy, then that's their problem in one nut shell.

This n' That

Above the zoo for first time since 2003.

Our Pittsboro Leach cousins whom we haven't seen since 2003 also. The fourth from the right is Cousin Dixie mentioned below.

Picture above dated, needless to say. :)

This is the great, great, great granddaughter of Needham Leach, Aunt Angela, holding my daughter Dixie, the namesake of Dixie Washington Leach. Great Aunt Dixie also had another namesake who recently died in Pittsboro, Angela's aunt. Angela's Aunt Dixie, in turn, has a namesake, her Cousin Dixie, in Pittsboro.

 My Great, Grandfather Private John Pelopidus Leach wrote:

"Needham and Jack, faithful and devoted servants of my Brother Geo. T. Leach who then commanded my company, and Capt. Richardson who was captured at Fort Stedman, informed of the surrender, came to the front in search of my Brother and myself. They awoke me and gave me the first information I had of Lee's army, which I did not believe, until returning with them past the courthouse to the bivouac of the remnant of my company I saw the open field about the village full of straggling men, moving in aimless fashion, artillery, ambulances and wagons gathering in parks, many men crying, some cursing and all in pitiful distress."

"My command stacked arms in front of the victorious federals on the 10th of April, with one lieutenant, nine white men--all with guns-- and two servants, Needham Leach of Chatham and Jack Richardson of Johnston County." (The Lieutenant was my great Uncle, George Thomas Leach)

"I with Needham, as my only companion turned south to my home, Pittsboro, NC, passed through Chapel Hill and the Federal brigade of Gen. Atkins stationed there.

At Byrnums Mill on the Haw River, Needham and I were rowed across the stream in a bateau carrying the family servant of Maj. London, Sr. returning home with a bag of corn meal which he carried on the back of a mule."

Great Aunt Dixie's grave in Pittsboro.

Mammy, and Great Aunt Dixie. Great Aunt Dixie would have been 44 and Mammy was probably between 62 and 66. (1907)