Friday, April 8, 2016

The Appalachians: The Scotch-Irish

Obama Reassures Hollywood: ‘Mr. Trump Is Not Succeeding Me’

Via Billy

President Obama reassured some of his biggest Hollywood supporters that Donald Trump would not be his presidential successor.

“I recognize that there is a deep obsession right now about Mr. Trump,” he said last night. “And one of you pulled me aside and squeezed me hard and said, ‘Tell me that Mr. Trump is not succeeding you’ — And I said, ‘Mr. Trump is not succeeding me.’”

Obama made his remarks during a Hollywood mega-fundraiser for Democrats who paid up to $66,800 per couple to attend.

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Bernie Sanders Invited to Vatican for Economic Summit – Never Created a Job in His Life

Via Billy

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Socialist Communist Bernie Sanders will fly to Rome next Friday to attend the Vatican Summit on economic and environmental sustainability.

Vatican officials invited Sanders to the economic summit.

He’s never created a job in his life!

Was a bum until he was 40!

Red Francis and Bernie are both staunch believers in evil Socialist policy.

The New York Times reported:

Pope Francis Gives An ‘Apostolic Exhortation’ To Accept The Open Homosexual In Catholic Church

Via Cousin John


Pope Francis emphasizes that "unjust discrimination" against gay men and lesbians is unacceptable, downplays the idea of "living in sin," and suggests that priests should use their own discretion on whether divorced Catholics in new marriages can take Communion. 

Pope Francis put his shoulder to the doors of the Catholic Church and shoved them open a little wider Friday, calling for the church to be more tolerant in practice, while not changing any official doctrines.

“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:26,27 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Catholic Church brags that it  never changes, and on some levels we agree with that statement. They were wrong from the moment they were founded by Constantine in 325 AD, and have never been right. But in practical terms, the Roman harlot is changing dramatically as Pope Francis is steadily and firmly letting Catholics know that in the “new” Catholic church, the ‘out-and-active’ LGBT will be welcome with open arms. The Vatican’s official line is that this is ‘not a change of church doctrine’, but it absolutely is. The One World Church is coming together rapidly.

The Appalachian Messenger: April 8, 2016

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

Robert Gore
Profiles In Irrelevance

Paul Rosenberg
The 18-Year-Olds’ League

Francis W. Porretto
Leaving The Question Unanswered

Click here for the April 8, 2016 edition.

The Harassment of the Hammonds Act II – Decade of the Nineties Scene 1 – February 18, 1994 – June 9, 1994


This series is not about the two fires and subsequent conviction of Dwight and Steven Hammond.  It is about the abuse, by government agencies, in the two decades prior to the first fire.

Note: Numbers shown thus, {nn} refer to PDF page numbers in the “Hammond Legal Trailing Part II” PDF file.

Six years prior was the last record in the eighties.  The first correspondence in the Nineties, dated February 18, 1994, refers to a letter dated June 1, 1993 {2}, from Forrest W, Cameron, Refuge Manager.  However, the records obtained have no copy of the June 1 letter.  The February letter suggests that the June letter had responded to a violation of the conditions of a Special Use Permit, and the because of that violation, that no Special Use Permit would be issued for the 1994-95 grazing season.
This letter is to notify you of my intent to not reissue a Special Use Permit to you for haying and grazing privileges on Malheur Refuge. This decision will be effective beginning with the 1994-95 haying and grazing season.
My proposal to make this decision is based upon a pattern of lack of compliance with refuge regulations over several years, and more recently the trespass of several hundred head of your cattle and your total disregard for the integrity of the new boundary fence in the Webb-Knox Spring area of Malheur Refuge. After a formal warning to you in my letter of June 1, 1993, stating that further violation of any refuge regulations could jeopardize your refuge permit, you have violated those regulations again.

1980 v 2014

Via sam_newberry


Video: Mark Steyn Blisters Leftists Who Mocked Victims of Muslim Rape Gangs

Via David

Mark Steyn delivers withering assault against pro mass immigration liberals who openly mocked the young victims of gang rape by Muslim migrants in Europe.

I am ashamed to admit I didn’t grasp the importance of the Munk Debate held last week in Toronto.

But now I do, and I feel it is my duty to share this particular exchange so as to try to win some hearts and minds over to the side of sanity, prudence and security when it comes to the question of mass Muslim refugee resettlement and immigration to Europe and North America.

Held in Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall on Friday, April 1, the Munk Debate put forward the following motion concerning refugee policy: “Be it resolved: Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Arguing the pro side: Louise Arbour, former UN Human Rights commissioner, and historian Simon Schama. Opposed to the motion: journalist Mark Steyn and Britain’s UKIP party leader Nigel Farage. 

More @ Jihad Watch

WATCH: The Moment A Migrant Threatens to Throw A Newborn Baby at Greek Harbour Officers

Via David

A migrant has threatened to throw a young baby at Greek officers during a clash over plans to move the migrants to a holding centre. Greek commentators have denounced the event as ‘barbaric’.

According to various reports the man grabbed the child from its mother and threatened to throw it at the authorities after they stopped him from smashing up a car.

As onlookers attempt to calm him down the man is seen shaking the child roughly above his head, holding it by the neck and legs, before another migrant is able to snatch the child away and return it to its horrified mother.

More @ Breitbart

Chaos As SJW Students CRASH “Students For Trump” Meeting

Via Michael

It was utter chaos at Portland State University Thursday evening, as over 100 wackjob commie students crashed the forming meeting for Students For Trump. Fights nearly broke out, doxing and vandalism threats were issued to Trump supporters, Latino students were shoving the Trump students out of the way, another student encourages others to join anti capitalist groups, they shut down and silenced the pro Trump group, mocking their talking points, whined about TRUMP chalk on the sidewalk, and it ends with the socialist students gloating about shutting it down and promising to come back if Students For Trump holds another meeting.

Trump adviser says Republicans won't have contested convention

Via Billy

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Donald Trump's new top political strategist predicted on Friday the Republican presidential front-runner would amass the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch his party's nomination well before the Republican National Convention in July.

Veteran campaign tactician Paul Manafort was chosen by Trump on Thursday to oversee a fractious nomination process that many Republicans expect may not yield a clear winner before the convention.

Donald Trump's new top political strategist predicted on Friday the Republican presidential front-runner would amass the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch his party's nomination well before the Republican National Convention in July.

Veteran campaign tactician Paul Manafort was chosen by Trump on Thursday to oversee a fractious nomination process that many Republicans expect may not yield a clear winner before the convention.

More @ Yahoo

U.S. Muslims to overtake Jews by 2026

Via Billy

Syrian refugees arrive in Europe. Another 10,000 are set to arrive in the U.S. this year and at least that many in 2017. But Syria is only one of 49 Muslim countries from which the U.S. draws immigrants.

The torrid pace of Muslim migration into the United States should be sending off alarm bells in the nation’s Jewish community, but so far it has barely registered as the sound of a pin dropping.

The U.S. issued approximately 680,000 green cards to migrants from 49 Muslim-majority nations, as identified by Pew Research Center, in the five-year period from fiscal years 2009-2013, a figure that should be a red flag to American Jews.

There are only 5.5 million Jews living in America. The Muslim demographic is estimated at about 3 million but is growing much faster due to immigration and the high fertility rates of Muslim women.

More @ WND

My Niece, Ellen Sinclair's Art On Display

Left to right: Ellen, her brother Bill, her mother Anne and her sister Louise.

Can the GOP Get Together in Cleveland?

After winning only six delegates in Wisconsin, and with Ted Cruz poaching delegates in states he has won, like Louisiana, Donald Trump either wins on the first ballot at Cleveland, or Trump does not win.

Yet, as that huge, roaring reception he received in his first post-Wisconsin appearance in Bethpage, N.Y., testifies, the Donald remains not only the front-runner, but the most exciting figure in the race.

Moreover, after the New York, New England, mid-Atlantic and California primaries, Trump should be within striking distance of the 1,237 delegates needed for the nomination.

More @ Rasmussen

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My Granddaughter Sophia

What the Panama Papers Tell Us


The Panama papers revealed only one of the vast networks used by criminals, corrupt politicians and tax evaders to hide wealth from scrutiny. There are many, many more.  

My friend, Tom Barnett, at his new digs on explains why this leak is important:
There's nothing new in tax evasion through parking one's financial assets "offshore." That's been around for a very long time. Instead, what's truly stunning here is the routinization and systematizing of these nefarious practices. It reminds me of the leap from a pogrom to the Holocaust: a massacre you can attempt to blame on particular circumstances, timing, leaders, etc., but a genuine effort at genocide is something operating on an entirely different level. The former, because it's short-lived, can be sustained by emotion, but the latter, because it takes years of consistent effort, requires something far worse - a truly deformed sense of morality.
I concur.

This is the same reason I found the financial crisis of 2007-2016 so troubling (others found it troubling too since it launched both the Tea party and Occupy):  

This financial crisis demonstrated, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the entire US system from Wall Street to Washington is an elaborate fraud. 

A morally bankrupt system we can't (read: won't) dismantle because it has become routine and accepted. 

A system that is actively destroying the socioeconomic fabric of the US and strangling our future.  
A truly deformed sense of morality that has become disturbingly pervasive.  

Have fun,
John Robb

What If the Supreme Court Were Liberal?



Second Amendment. Until 2008, not once did the Supreme Court find a law to violate the Second Amendment. Then, in District of Columbia v. Heller, the Court, by a 5-4 margin, declared unconstitutional a 35-year-old District of Columbia ordinance that prohibited private ownership or possession of handguns. Scalia wrote the opinion for the Court. A Supreme Court bench with five Democratic appointees will not extend this protection for gun rights and likely would overrule it, returning to the view that the Second Amendment protects only a right to have guns for the purpose of militia service.


What might it mean to have five justices on the Supreme Court who were appointed by Democratic presidents? Since 1970, the year Harry Blackmun received Senate confirmation, there always have been at least five justices appointed by a Republican president on the Court. If Merrick Garland is confirmed to replace Antonin Scalia, he will join Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan as Democratic appointees to the high Court.

A Humble Giant: Al Green - For The Good Times

NC: Gun permits surge 90 percent in Cumberland County

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Go for it! Lets see what county can take the Blue Ribbon. :)

Gun permits have surged more than 90 percent in Cumberland County since 2014, with so many applications that the Sheriff's Office struggles to keep up.
The number of permit applications rose from 9,339 in 2014 to more than 17,888 last year, including permits to purchase pistols or concealed carry permits, according to Sheriff's Office lawyer Ronnie Mitchell.
Sheriff Moose Butler asked county commissioners on Thursday for funding for an additional employee to handle firearms permits, because his office doesn't have enough people to get fingerprints from applicants.
"We're asking for help," he said. "This is a needed position over there."

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