Saturday, March 18, 2017

Grant and taking his sword to the other side?

Via Nancy

Almost everybody knows the Grant quote about taking his sword to the other side if the war were about slavery. That quote has been much pooh-poohed because it could not be sourced. But now, that may no longer be true. According to the book "The Democratic Speakers' Handbook" by Augustus R. Cazauran (the pen name of Matthew Cary, Jr.) published in 1868, on page 33 the author reveals that Grant was interviewed by the Randolph Citizen. At the time Grant was the commander of that county's militia and in the interview (which appeared in the Spring or Summer of 1861), Grant called himself a Democrat (it was a heavily Democratic area) and stated that if the war were to free the slaves, he would take his sword to the other side. This information was reprinted in a host of other newspapers so the idea that this quote is a fiction is itself a fiction.
The book is available on Amazon.

--Valerie Protopapas
New York

Two Centuries of US Immigration

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Coit’s Calhoun


Want to learn about one of the greatest statesmen that the United States has ever produced?  Then get hold of John C. Calhoun: American Portrait by Margaret Coit.

When this beautifully-written book received the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1951, it was generally agreed that Coit had redeemed Calhoun as a major and admirable, even heroic, figure in American history.  Even “liberal” historians of that time agreed.  One result was that a U.S. Senate committee chaired by John F. Kennedy selected Calhoun as one of the five greatest Senators of all time.

How the times have changed!  But Coit’s book has not changed and is still a marvelous correction to presently-distorted history as well as a stellar example of the biographer’s art.

“The Most Violent Car We’ve Ever Filmed”

When 1320 Video tabbed this Camaro “The Most Violent Car They’ve Ever Filmed”, you know it’s gotta be crazy.  “We have filmed THOUSANDS of cars across the globe, and NOTHING – not ONE compares to this beast!” Says 1320 Video, that’s quite a statement considering their Youtube channel is filled with sub 5-second cars. This Camaro has a big block motor with a gargantuan screw-type blower sitting on top of it punching out over 3,500 horsepower, which is enough to put down  sub 3.8 second 1/8 passes.

Advocates encourage Trump to take action on anniversary of Christian genocide designation

Via Billy

 An Iraqi policeman collects himself as he is surrounded by bodies at the site of a mass grave containing some two dozen people, many of them children, in an area recently re-taken from Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, March. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Christian Stephen)
An Iraqi policeman collects himself as he is surrounded by bodies at the site of a mass grave containing some two dozen people, many of them children, in an area recently re-taken from Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, March. 15, 2017

Lawmakers, advocates and survivors gathered Thursday to mark the anniversary of the U.S. designation of Islamic State genocide against Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities in the Middle East, urging the Trump administration to turn those words into action.

Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the designation issued by former Secretary of State John F. Kerry, which followed the 393-0 vote in the House to recognize the crimes of the Islamic State as genocide.

Reps. Jeff Fortenberry, Nebraska Republican, and Anna G. Eshoo, California Democrat, were among those in attendance Thursday at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center to celebrate the bipartisan achievement and outline steps to take going forward.

Erdoğan to fellow Turks living in Europe: ‘’You are the Future of Europe…Have Not Just Three but Five Children”

Via Billy

Continuing the fiery rhetoric of the Turkish government towards the EU today, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told fellow Turks living in Europe that they were the continent’s future and that they must stake a claim to it.

Campaigning in the Central Anatolian city of Eskişehir for the passage of a referendum which would grant his office decisive new powers, Erdoğan addressed Europe’s millions strong Turkish population, an estimated five million of whom will be eligible to vote in the April 16th constitutional referendum.

Lawmakers warn judges ruling on travel bans against exceeding power: Rulings seen as political

Via Billy

This week’s rulings against President Trump’s revised executive order on travel and refugees have sparked heated pushback from Republicans on Capitol Hill, who say judges have crossed the line to become adversaries of this White House — and suggested retribution could be coming.

Even some judges seemed worried about the tenor of recent rulings, saying their colleagues appeared to be letting personal beliefs taint their legal reasoning.

“As tempting as it is to use the judicial power to balance those competing interests as we see fit, we cannot let our personal inclinations get ahead of important, overarching principles about who gets to make decisions in our democracy,” Judge Jay Bybee, of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, wrote in a dissent Wednesday. He said his colleagues erred in not agreeing to rehear Mr. Trump’s defense of his original executive order.

Subject: State by State -- Cost to Maintain Illegals

Via Billy 


Although the nation as a whole has a compassionate bent for the disadvantaged migrants, the illegal ones cause much hardship for middle class tax payers to maintain them economically. With all the hardships our own citizens have incurred in the tax burdens, this cost is prohibitive.

Check out the cost by state listed below. Click on the state desired to see the stats cost per illegal immigrant.

Below are state-by-state detailed infographics on how much illegals burden you and your state:

Alabama                     Kentucky                 North Dakota
Alaska                        Louisiana                 Ohio
Arizona                      Maine                       Oklahoma
Maryland                   Oregon
California                  Massachusetts          Pennsylvania
Colorado                   Michigan                 Rhode Island
Connecticut               Minnesota               South Carolina
Delaware                   Mississippi               South Dakota
DC                             Missouri                  Tennessee
Florida                       Montana                  Texas
Georgia                      Nebraska                  Utah
Hawaii                       Nevada                    Vermont
Idaho                          NH                          Virginia
Illinois                       NJ                            Washington
Indiana                      NM                            West Virginia
Iowa                          NY                            Wisconsin
Kansas                        NC                            Wyoming

-- "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is to protect themselves against tyranny in government"  Thomas Jefferson

Union Officials Admit They Let Veterans Die Rather Than Talk To Republicans

Via David

Homeless U.S. military veterans stand in line for free services at a "Stand Down" event hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs on November 3, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. A week ahead of Veterans Day, more than 500 homeless veterans were expected to attend the event, where they received free medical care, winter clothing, employment assistance and were able to see a judge to resolve legal issues. Organizers say the homeless veterans population has surged in recent years with the high national unemployment rate. Stand Down is a military term that means a temporary stop of offensive military action.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

A federal employee union president is wracked with regret because veterans likely died at a time when she knew about gross misconduct within her Department of Veterans Affairs facility but didn’t tell congressional leaders because they were Republicans.

“If I would’ve gone to him two years ago, who knows what kind of lives could’ve been saved,” Germaine Clarno told a radio interviewer Monday, referring to the Republican leader of a VA subcommittee. Clarno, a lifelong Democrat and social worker at the Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital in Hines, Ill., has been president of the union representing doctors at the hospital since before the deadly wait-time scandal unfolded.

TOOLS OF JIHAD Shocking police pictures reveal 10,000-weapon arsenal including howitzers, machine guns and grenades intended for the hands of terrorists in Europe

Via Billy

A terrifying haul of more than 10,000 weapons has been revealed by continent-wide police force Europol

POLICE last night revealed an arsenal of more than 10,000 weapons destined for the hands of terrorists and organised gangs around Europe.

A continent-wide operation stopped weapons including anti-aircraft guns, howitzers and grenades falling into the hands of extremists in France, Spain and Belgium.

Some were previously described as being powerful enough to “bring down an aircraft”.

More @ The Sun

Zinke: 'Interior is in the energy biz,' OKs 1st coal sale in over 1 year

Via Billy

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke attends a meeting with President Donald Trump and members of his Cabinet in the Cabinet Room at the White House, Monday, March 13, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

New Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke is hanging the "Open for Business" sign on energy rich federal lands, just his latest repeal of Obama-era restrictions.

In approving a $22 million coal lease on the Greens Hollow tract in central Utah, Zinke said that other deals will be cut in hopes of putting people back to work.

 "The United States has more coal than any other nation on earth, and we are lucky to be at a time in our history that we have the technology available to responsibly mine coal and return our land to equal or better quality after," said Zinke.

War with North Korea would be a 'bloodbath,' says DoD official

Via Billy
 Slaughter of South Korean prisoners at Taejon by North Koreans

While Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is warning North Korea about possible military action in response to its nuclear threat, top military commanders are cautioning that war on the Korean peninsula would be a "bloodbath," a senior official tells the Washington Examiner.

Publicly, the Pentagon says its role is to provide military options to support the policies of the new administration. But so far there have been no discussions that contemplate any preemptive attack on the North, the official said.

"In the military we are obsessive planners," said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, "and there is always a process to review and update and modernize and make as possible every plane we have."

 Pentagon planners predict any offensive military action would likely lead to all out-war between the North and the South, with projected deaths of more than 1 million people.

The Appalachian Messenger March 17, 2017

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

Robert Gore
Trump and Vault 7

Samuel Culper
Outline of Leftist Game Plan to ‘Topple’ the Trump Administration

T. L. Davis
Even If Alone

Click here for the March 17, 2017 edition.

Lies of Omission: Update

Via Peter
Lies of Omission

We are quickly approaching a time when the façade can no longer be maintained. I don't know how it has held up as long as it has. The very idea that judges, black-robed Marxists, can reject a perfectly Constitutional action of the president, an explicit duty of the president, is not just a shame, or an abuse, it is the spear-in-the-ground type of challenge. It is a call-out, a challenge to the very legitimacy of the Constitution.

While I have felt this way any number of times in the past, it is much more pronounced now that Trump is the President. I was never very sure about Trump, but I will tell you one thing, this guy brings out the worst in the leftists, he makes them absolutely drop the pretense of sanity. Nothing warms the heart like that. Now, I'm still not sure where Trump reveals the worst he has, but in his budget he defunds PBS, the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities. Okay, he probably did that as a warning shot to the Marxists, let them fight for those things and give him other things. I know how the game is played, but do you have any idea how many brown underpants were created by that budget proposal?

Trump’s Budget Chief Says Climate Research ‘A Waste Of Your Money’

Via Billy

White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about of U.S. President Donald Trump's budget in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Donald Trump’s budget director told reporters Thursday the White House was no longer spending money on climate change research because it’s a “waste of your money.”

“We’re not spending money on that anymore,” Mick Mulvaney, the Office of Management and Budget director, said at a press briefing while discussing the president’s decision to dial back climate science research.

“We consider that to be a waste of your money,” he added.

Trump released his congressional budget request Thursday, which contained several contentious reductions, including dramatic cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy.

Trump appointee steps down at EPA. Says some employees want to undermine Trump’s agenda

Via Billy

Trump appointee steps down at EPA

A member of the temporary political team leading the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Trump administration is resigning.

David Schnare, an outspoken climate change doubter who was a frequent adversary of the EPA during the Obama administration, told colleagues in a Wednesday email that he has “been honored to have had the opportunity to serve the Trump administration, but I have completed as much as I am able.”

More @ The Hill

Kansas Governor Requests President Trump Pardon These Two People Due To Obama Admin's Violation Of Second Amendment

Via Billy


Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has written a letter to President Donald Trump, asking him to pardon two Kansans, whom the Obama administration's policies abused their rights protected under both the US Constitution's Second Amendment, as well as the Second Amendment Protection Act of Kansas.

The letter was written by Brownback in February on behalf of Shane Cox and Jeremy Kettler.

Know Your Military Colonists Daniel Greenfield

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  “Military Colonist” is a term that has gone out of fashion in this brave new world of “No Human Being is Illegal” and “Every Refugee Deserves to be Resettled.

              The university history professor with an office full of fake Indian jewelry and a view of the parking lot will lecture on the military colonies of the Roman period, always careful to emphasize their eventual fate. And he may even get up to the 16th century. But he’ll stay away from the present.

But if you are going to take land or seize power, you will need military colonists to hold it. The military colonist may be an ex-soldier, but he’s more likely to be someone the empire, present or future, doesn’t particularly need or have a use for. The Czars used serfs. The present day military colonist who shows up at JFK or LAX may also be a peasant with even less value to his culture.

              Mexico’s military colonists are not military. Often they aren’t even Mexican. But they have managed to take back California without firing a shot. Unless you count the occasional drive by shooting.

More @ Mideast Outpost

Laptop holding Trump Tower floor plans, Hillary Clinton email investigation info stolen from Secret Service agent

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Authorities are frantically searching for a Secret Service-issued laptop — containing floor plans for Trump Tower, information about the Hillary Clinton email investigation and other national security information — that was stolen from an agent’s car in Brooklyn, police sources told the Daily News Friday.

The computer was lifted Thursday morning and officials are trying to determine if Agent Marie Argentieri was targeted or if the robbery was random.

NYPD cops are assisting in the investigation, sources said.

“It’s a very big deal,” a police source said. “There’s data on there that’s highly sensitive. They’re scrambling like mad.”