Monday, July 11, 2016

American Counter-Revolution

A Review of The American Counter Revolution: A Retreat From Liberty, 1783-1800, by Larry E. Tise, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books, 1999, 634 pages.

A good historian ought to make it clear where he is coming from rather than assume an impossible Olympian objectivity. Then, if he has handled his evidence honestly, he has fulfilled the demands of his craft—whether or not we agree with the interpretation he has placed upon his evidence. Ideally, interpretation should come separately from, and after, presentation of that evidence.

Two historians, for instance, may agree that the New Deal was not really very radical a program. One of these may be pleased by this conclusion and the other regret it; both, however, in their honest description have done their job as historians. Their opinion about their finding, of course, is another question. (And as Sir Herbert Butlerfield wisely warned long ago, historians’ opinions can too easily become self-centered moral judgments, even preferences of taste masquerading as moral judgments.)

Larry Tise, by these criteria, is a good historian. He tells us up front (self-indulgently, alas, and at a little more length than necessary) what he is and where he is coming from: a liberal unhappy with what he considers the failed promise of the American Revolution. In the period he has under consideration, he believes that liberty (by which he means feminism and egalitarianism) was repudiated by its friends just as it was about to be realized in practice.

Are Black People Targeted By Police? Here’s What The Data Says

Via Billy

Government data shows that police officers tend to make street and traffic stops of all races at proportional levels. While blacks and Hispanics do have their vehicles searched disproportionally, they also get arrested for felonies at a higher rate than others.

Government data shows that police officers tend to make street and traffic stops of all races at proportional levels. While blacks and Hispanics do have their vehicles searched disproportionally, they also get arrested for felonies at a higher rate than others.

The data also shows that black people are more likely than those of other races to be shot and killed by police, though the vast majority of fatal police shootings — across racial lines — occur when an individual is violent toward police or has a weapon and refuses to put it down.

Police Interactions With The Public

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has figures available on public interaction with police. The latest BJS figures are from 2011, and since they comprise the latest, most extensive data set available, it is the one being used for the purpose of this article.

Black Police Officer: “Black Lives do not matter to most Black People”

Via Billy

Following the shooting of police officers in Dallas, Texas last week, Palm Beach County Officer Jay Stalien took to Facebook to blast the Black Lives Matter movement. This piece is longer than normal, but the ideas of Officer Salien should not be ignored by our society.

Stalien, who is also a former police officer with the Baltimore Police Department, wrote the following, which he said was "something that is still hard for me to understand to this day" and that "may be a shock to some coming from an African American." However, he said that the very fact that it may be shocking to some is "evidence of the sad state of affairs that we are in as Humans."

Officer Stalien wrote:

I used to be so torn inside growing up. Here I am, a young African-American born and raised in Brooklyn, NY wanting to be a cop. I watched and lived through the crime that took place in the hood. My own black people killing others over nothing. Crack heads and heroin addicts lined the lobby of my building as I shuffled around them to make my way to our 1 bedroom apartment with 6 of us living inside. I used to be woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of gun fire, only to look outside and see that it was 2 African Americans shooting at each other.

It never sat right with me. I wanted to help my community and stop watching the blood of African Americans spilled on the street at the hands of a fellow black man. I became a cop because black lives in my community, along with ALL lives, mattered to me, and wanted to help stop the bloodshed.

Judge forcing Hillary to testify under oath?

Via Billy


A judge has given Hillary Clinton until Tuesday to reveal why she shouldn’t be forced to testify in a federal case about Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s double-dipping employment at the State Department.

As WND reported Friday, Washington watchdog Judicial Watch asked a federal judge for permission to put Clinton under oath and ask her questions about her emails – even though the FBI investigated and said that while Clinton was “extremely careless” in her handling of secret information, she should not be charged formally for her actions.

The motion for permission to depose Clinton and two others was submitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Friday. The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit is investigating aide Huma Abedin’s job at the State Department.

The organization earlier deposed seven former and current State Department officials and aides of Clinton.

“As the primary driving force behind and principal user of the system, however, Secretary Clinton’s testimony is crucial to understanding how and why the system was created and operated,” the brief states, noting that Clinton is an “indispensable witness.”

More @ WND

Cleveland Police Union Leader: ‘Obama HAS BLOOD ON HIS HANDS – That he Can’t Wash Off’ (Video)

Via Billy

Steve Loomis: Certainly when the president of the United States gets on TV and uses very divisive language, when the governor of Minnesota gets on TV and uses very divisive language that just serves to incite a very small group of people that have an agenda… And when you’re hearing from legitimate politicians, the President of the United States down to a local prosecutor, speaking in this very divisive way before one day of investigation is completed, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana or up in Minnesota, that’s very hurtful. And those gentlemen are going to have a lot to answer for. That’s inciteful and they have blood on their hands. They have blood that they’re not going to be able to wash off.

Congresswoman Corrine Brown Indicted on 22 Counts of Corruption

Via Billy

Yet another Democrat has fallen because of corruption. This seems to be becoming an almost daily occurrence…

Democrat Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL) has FINALLY been indicted on corruption charges. It’s a case that has been building for some time now and has been threatening to end the infamous Democrat’s career…

Brown is facing 22 counts ranging from fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, mail fraud, making false statements, and more. Brown’s chief of staff, Elias Simmons is facing 19 criminal counts as well.

Federal law enforcement seem confident they can make the charges stick.

Assistant Attorney General Caldwell: “Congresswoman Brown and her chief of staff are alleged to have used the Congresswoman’s official position to solicit over $800,000 in donations to a supposed charitable organization, only to use that organization as a personal slush fund.”

Sheriff: 3 people killed in shooting at Berrien County courthouse

 Via Billy


Three people are dead following a shooting at the Berrien County courthouse.

Two of the people dead are court bailiffs, said Sheriff Paul Bailey a news conference Monday, July 11. The other person dead is the shooter.

"Brave officers" took down the shooter, Bailey said, adding the suspect was an in-custody inmate.

A county deputy and a civilian were shot and injured, according to a news release. Those injured were taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph for treatment.

Michigan State Police, county officers and other police agencies responded to the shooting around 2:30 p.m.

More @ WZZM

Lt. Gen. Flynn: Obama Fired Me for Pursuing Radical Islam

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Last week, the New York Post revealed that Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was being considered by Donald Trump for a possible spot on the 2016 ticket. Flynn, a registered Democrat, was the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency under President Obama. At first glance, this would make him an odd choice for Trump’s VP, but Flynn has been one of this administration’s harshest critics.

And when asked about joining the Trump campaign by the NY Post, he appeared open to the idea.

“All I would say is that I have been honored to serve my country for the past three decades and look forward to serving in other ways now that I am retired from the U.S. Army,” Flynn said. “I’ve been a soldier too long to refuse to entertain any request from a potential commander in chief.”

Flynn was relieved of his position in 2014. In an op-ed last week, he said that his determined pursuit of radical Islamic terrorists led to his dismissal.

“I asked the DNI (Gen. James Clapper) if my leadership of the agency was in question and he said it was not,” Flynn wrote. “Had it been, he said, they would have relieved me on the spot.

“I knew then that it had more to do with the stand I took on radical Islamism and the expansion of al Qaeda and its associated movements,” Flynn continued.

Long Range Assassin is .30-06 Semi-Auto AR-15 – Noreen BN36

 The Noreen BN36 Long Range Assassin is a .30-06 semi-auto in an AR-15 platform. It takes a standard drop in trigger, and the guts are interchangeable with other ARs, but otherwise this is a custom built rifle, and a tack driver, at $1999.99.

Several years ago I happened upon a rifle that blew me away. It was at Media Day at the Range, which is the day before our annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, and I have to say, it takes a lot to blow me away. That rifle was the Noreen Arms BN36 Long Range Assassin, which you will recognize as an AR-15 pattern, in .30-06. I have always been a huge fan of that cartridge, and I always wondered if the rifle ran as well as my M1 Garands. This week I finally got a chance to put the Noreen to the test, ad I love it!

A Common Thread on Police Shootings
Tell that to all those who have won the MOH on down who were from 17 to 29.

There's a common thread that runs through all of these 'Po little Black Boy' being shot by Cops.

Questions none of the Black 'Leaders' ask . . .

Where would Alton Sterling be if he had just complied?  If he had not tried to fight two cops, but put his hands the hood of the car and 'spread 'em?  Alton was a known bad actor, a felon, a child rapist, and known to be packing. He was also over 6' tall and around 310, his size and history -  he was a Bloods gangster - made him a threat.In Alton's case he'd already made a series of bad decisions that brought him to the attention of the police.  He was already facing five Court appearances on different charges. He was no Saintly dude.

Where would Philandro be, if he'd just used some judgement?  He was armed, the officer knew it,
and ol' Philly was a suspect in an armed robbery caught on video.  He was a Crips gangster and
a known bad actor.  What if he just put his hands on the dash, and told the officer his wallet was in
his back pocket?  It is reported that his gun was actually in his lap, hidden by the tee shirt . . .Philandro had a rap sheet and associations; he made a poor choice in choosing to move as he did.
But it was his choices, all of them, that got him shot.

Freddy Gray was arrested for some offense or other, I don't recall offhand.  He had a violent reputation and was a known bad actor.  Somehow he broke his neck inside a Paddy Wagon.  No Cops were in there with him.  Another prisoner was and he reported Freddy went apeshit and head butted the walls and such. Probably to give an appearance of being beat up by the Police - my speculation - and went a tad too far. Bad choices, Freddy, too bad.

Michael Brown was another 'known subject' a petty crook and wannabe gansta.  Video shows him roughing up the store clerk immediately prior to the confrontation with the police.  He was another big guy, young and strong, and belligerent.  He was not afraid to use force, as he just had moments before.  Witnesses, many f them Black neighbors, reported he went after the Cop, and tried to leave the scene, then turned and charged the officer, who was no physical match for a Football Lineman.  Bad idea, Mike, bad idea. Was he strung out on 'Spice'?  I suspect something like that.  Spice is bad, bad, bad stuff.

Trayvon was another young punk, known to police. Suspected of many thefts, burglaries, and known
as a drug dealer.  He assaulted Zimmerman and inflicted serious head injuries before being shot.
Why would he do that?  Zimmerman had no arrest authority, he was keeping an eye on a suspected
thief and burglar, AS HE WAS COMMISSIONED TO DO as the neighborhood watch captain.
Trayvon made a wrong guess.  He thought he could take the older, chubby Latino easily, and he was
right, until old .40S&W intervened.

So how is any of these guys' bad choices, my fault?  Hillary says "Whites have to change their ways"
Really?  You wouldn't s*** me would you?  How is what happened in Baton Rouge any Dallas Cop's
fault?  What mental process - assuming there is one - do these people use to arrive at these idiotic


Why Hillary needed a private email server: Author of new book says setup concealed Clinton 'pay to play scheme'

Via Billy

A House panel grilled FBI Director James Comey on his decision not to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, but the congressmen never truly got to the bottom of Clinton’s email scandal, according to the author of an explosive new book on the Clintons.

New York Times bestselling author Jerome Corsi says the key question is this: Why did Secretary Clinton feel it was necessary to have her own private email server, off-line from the State Department’s secure email server?

The answer, he says, is provided in his new book, “Partners in Crime: The Clintons’ Scheme to Monetize the White House for Personal Profit.”

“The crime partnership of Bill and Hillary Clinton had the perfect set-up with Bill heading the Clinton Foundation and Hillary appointed secretary of state,” said Corsi, a WND senior staff writer.
 “The opportunity for the Clintons to enrich themselves was never greater with Bill positioned to solicit donations from those desiring favorable State Department policy decisions from Hillary.”

But this scam would not work if Hillary’s State Department emails were available to be archived on the State Department system, thus subject to FOIA requests. According to Corsi, the scam required emails passing classified information to top officials in the Clinton Foundation as well as
Teneo, a corporate advisory firm established by Clinton ally Doug Band.
More @ WND

" Police killings of blacks have gone down 70% in last 50 years...

Comment by JEFFREY HARDIN on Protester in Baton Rouge at the New Black Panther ...

Independent studies have shown that our Law Enforcement in 2015 came into contact with and faced down over 16,000,000 [million] violent criminals with 1001 Use of Force Fatalities....An increase of 552 Use of Force fatalities since the latest FBI and Department of Justice reports from 2012, but this may also account for the over 1,000,000 increase in criminal contacts with Law Enforcement since 2012......

According to the Guardian’s tally, of the approximately 1001 people killed by police in 2015 in America, 502 were white, 250 were black, 163 were Hispanic/Latino, 18 were Asian/Pacific Islander, 13 were American Indian, and 54 were other/unknown.

Here, Whites were Twice the number of Use of Force Fatalities than Blacks......

Compare those 16 million criminal contacts to the 1001 Use of Force Fatalities and those fatalities barely registers at 0.00625625%.........Making these Law Enforcement Use of Force Fatalities extremely rare compared to the violent Criminal Contacts they face annually.........

Note: These 2015 Independent studies are not the Department of Justice nor an FBI figures...

It takes 13-18 months at the end of each yearly cycle to compile data....."

Police Officer Suffers Broken Spine After Protestor Threw A Concrete Block On His Head

Via Billy

Police Officer Suffers Broken Spine After Protestor Threw A Concrete Block On His Head

Over the weekend, Black Lives Matter protestors shut down I-94 in St. Paul for about five hours to protest the death of Philando Castile, who was shot by a police officer. During the protest, 27 cops were injured after people threw molotov cocktails, fireworks, and rocks at the officers. One officer suffered a spinal fracture after a concrete block landed on his head.

More @ Townhall

Insane: Conservative Activist Jailed After Pulling Gun on Gang of Thugs Threatening To Assault Him

Via Billy

This weekend Michael Strickland, a former contributor at The Gateway Pundit and Progressives Today, was jailed in Portland, Oregon after he pulled a gun on a gang of thugs who were going to kick his a$$ at a black lives matter protest.

Last year Michael was jumped by an anti-gun activist who broke his arm in three places at an anti-Second Amendment event.

This weekend Michael was confronted by a gang of men and he pulled out his gun. The story made headlines and Michael was thrown in jail. Michael has a concealed carry permit in Oregon and can legally carry a weapon. He was being threatened and he pulled the gun on his would-be assailants.

Apparently, the state of Oregon issues concealed carry permits in Portland but you’re not allowed to use your gun if you are being threatened with an a$$beating.

Police may change tactics at protests after Dallas shooting

Via Iver

In the wake of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, where authorities were criticized for what some called heavy-handed tactics against demonstrators, many departments took a more restrained approach.

Now, after the shooting deaths of five officers at a Dallas protest decrying last week's police killings of two more black men, some experts are suggesting it's possible the pendulum could swing from hugs back to flash-bang grenades and mass arrests.

More @ Fox

Recording From Police Scanner Rebuts 3 of Philando Castile's Girlfriend's Accounts

Via Billy

 KARE-TV has obtained police scanner audio that obliterates three lies currently being reported about the Wednesday shooting.

Lie #1: Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds, claimed that they were stopped by police for a broken tail-light .

Intruder shot by off-duty St. Louis County officer after online argument about Black Lives Matter, family says

Via Billy

A former Affton High School football standout forced his way into a South County home and was shot and killed by an off-duty officer inside after a Facebook dispute over Black Lives Matter apparently boiled over late Saturday afternoon.

That's what can be pieced together from the accounts of police and an uncle of Tyler Gebhard, who said the young man had been struggling with mental health issues.

"He walked over there and into a gunfight," Gebhard's uncle, Patrick Brogan said, drawing on accounts offered by friends of his nephew. "When he got there, he was met with a gun and the guy killed him."

Authorities said Gebhard, 20, and the officer were acquainted, and Gebhard made Facebook threats to the officer's family and “uninvolved members of the community” in advance of the Saturday encounter with the unidentified officer.

The Danger to Governments, Founded on Written Constitutions, of Being Gradually Revolutionized by the Construction Placed on the Provisions of the Constitution by Those Who Administer the Governments

Oran Roberts

This may be done by enlarging and extending the powers conferred by a liberal construction, based upon the supposed reason and spirit of its provisions, so as to meet emergencies not anticipated and specifically provided for; by using the powers granted in such a manner as to accomplish objects incidentally, which were not embraced in the Constitution, and could not, therefore, be accomplished by direct action, and by not understanding the true meaning of its provisions, as they were designed to be understood by those who framed and adopted it, and thereby assuming powers never intended to have been granted.

The government of the United States has grown to gigantic proportions, reaching out in all directions.

Emerald Isle, NC Cop: "Thank You For Carrying. We Back This 100%"

Yesterday as I was leaving the pier about eight as I usually do each evening after walking on the beach, pier and then spending time with fellow degenerates under the pier having a few beers, I was stopped by a beautiful and friendly cop maybe 25 years old. Since my CCW permit expires every 10 years, I had sent in the renewal two months early, but still hadn't received it, so I was open carrying.   Once stopped, I put both hands out the window and informed the lady that my open carry was on the passenger's seat, she glanced and said thank you for telling me.  To make a long story short, she said she would put my weapon in her waistband until we were finished and then place it back in the same location after all was over. Afterwards, she stated the quoted subject words.  This is the second time that a similar occurrence has happened to me and a lesson to those who might be killed in similar stops, THINK!

Trump Does The Unthinkable

Via Tom

Donald Trump is a racist, bigot, sexist, xenophobe, anti-Semitic and Islamophobe -- did I miss anything? The left and the media launch these hideous kinds of attacks at Trump everyday; yet, nothing could be further from the truth about the real estate mogul. As an entertainment journalist, I’ve had the opportunity to cover Trump for over a decade, and in all my years covering him I’ve never heard anything negative about the man until he announced he was running for president.

Keep in mind, I got paid a lot of money to dig up dirt on celebrities like Trump for a living so a scandalous story on the famous billionaire could’ve potentially sold a lot of magazines and would’ve been a “yuge” feather in my cap. Instead, I found that he doesn’t drink alcohol or do drugs, he’s a hardworking businessman and totally devoted to his beloved wife and children. On top of that, he’s one of the most generous celebrities in the world with a heart filled with more gold than his $100 million New York penthouse.

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If Only: The Confederacy and Churchill’s English Speaking Association

Churchill wrote in 1931 that JEB Stuart was the key to victory in early July, 1863 at Gettysburg. Had Stuart crashed into the rear of the enemy army at the time of Pettigrew’s Charge, (This was essentially Lee's plan, but was stymied) a full rout would have ensued and the South gaining its independence. Churchill imagined a Southern victory at Gettysburg as the beginning of a great alliance of English-speaking countries that would spread wealth and prosperity in the world.  He wrote derisively about what might have followed a Northern victory: “Let us only think what would have happened supposing the liberation of slaves had been followed by some idiotic assertion of racial equality, and even attempts to graft white institutions upon the simple, docile, gifted African race belonging to a much earlier chapter of human history.
Bernhard Thuersam,   The Great American Political Divide

The Confederacy and Churchill’s English Speaking Association

“In 1932, with reparations and war debts frozen and the world in the depths of the Depression, the writer J.C. Squire published an entertaining (though now largely forgotten) collection of what he called “lapses into imaginary history.” Three of his eleven contributors chose to rewrite history in such a way as to “avoid” the First World War.

Andres Maurois did it by imagining away the French Revolution. As his omniscient “Archangel” explains, the imaginary world after a century and a half of Bourbon rule in France “is divided a bit differently. The United States did not break away from England, but so vast have they grown that they now dominate the British Empire . . . The Imperial Parliament sits in Kansas City . . . the capital of . . . the United States of Europe . . . in Vienna.” There has been no “war of 1914 – 1918.”

Winston Churchill entertained a similar fantasy by assuming a Confederate victory at Gettysburg and the subsequent emergence in 1905 of an “English Speaking Association” of Britain, the Confederacy and the Northern United States:

“Once the perils of 1914 had been successfully averted and the disarmament of Europe had been brought into harmony with that already effected by the [English Speaking Association], the idea of “An United States of Europe” was bound to occur continually. The glittering spectacle of the great English-speaking combination, its assured safety, its boundless power, the rapidity with which wealth was created and widely distributed within its bounds, the sense of buoyancy and hope which seemed to pervade entire populations; all this pointed to European eyes a moral which none but the dullest could ignore.”

(The Pity of War, Explaining World War One, Niall Ferguson, Basic Books, 1999, pg. 457)