Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Hank Williams and the Elusive Redneck


Like it or not, the most lasting symbol of the South is the Redneck. My eight-year-old son thinks General Lee is a car; many of my students don’t know in what century the War Between the States was fought, although they are quick to tell me that it was fought to free the slaves. Mention industrialization, tariffs, or States rights, and their faces go blank. God only knows what Yankees think. They used to insist that the South should forget the past and rejoin the Union. Now that the South is doing just that, they are howling for congressional action to stop the downward flow of industry and technology. For a while the term Dixie conjured up the image of a poor suffering black, but now that a few federal judges have ordered busing and enforced affirmative action guidelines North of the Mason-Dixon line, Northerners are be­coming more balanced in their attitude toward the South.

 But the Redneck endures. From Longstreet’s rogues and conmen and roughnecks and Twain’s rapscallions to Faulkner’s Snopses and Huey Long’s woolhats and Al Capp’s bumpkins and O’Connor’s fiercely realistic up­dating of Huck Finn, the Redneck remains the salt of the Southern earth, a race apart, whether he works in the carpet mills in Dalton, Georgia, or in the automobile factories in Detroit or in the aircraft plants on the West Coast.

Scientists Map The Genome Of Ancient Egyptian Kings, And They Weren’t From Africa

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The first ever genetic analysis of mummies found that ancient Egyptian kings were more closely related to West Asians than Africans, according to a study published Tuesday by scientists at the Max Planck Institute.

The research found that ancient Egyptians were most closely related to Neolithic Levantine, Anatolian and European populations. The mummies tested did not share strong genetic links to Africa often found in modern Egyptians.

“This suggests that an increase in Sub-Saharan African gene flow into Egypt occurred within the last 1,500 years,” Wolfgang Haak, who led the research team, said in a statement.

“The genetics of the Abusir el-Meleq community did not undergo any major shifts during the 1,300 year timespan we studied, suggesting that the population remained genetically relatively unaffected by foreign conquest and rule,” Haak said.

Hillary Clinton is making fools out of feminists

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They're already fools......:)

There's a sucker born every minute, goes the old saying, and several hundred of them gathered at Wellesley College last Thursday to cheer Hillary Clinton as she rehashed, complained about and justified her electoral loss by saying in different ways over and over that she is simply too good for this world. Seriously, just how addled does one have to be to take this nepot and parasite as an inspiration for women, and as a model of how one should build her career?

To follow Clinton's career path, one has to first attack then-Sen. Edward Brooke, R-Mass., at your graduation from Wellesley. Second, proceed to Yale Law School to meet and marry a skilled politician. Third, follow him home to suppress bimbo eruptions and otherwise serve as first lady of Arkansas. And fourth, wait for the day he's elected as president, so that you are first lady for real.

USAA reinstates ads on ‘Hannity’ after facing backlash from military groups

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USAA reinstates ads on ‘Hannity’ after facing backlash from military groups

The USAA financial services firm announced Tuesday it will reinstate its advertising on Fox News host Sean Hannity’s nightly show after facing backlash from military members and veterans groups for pulling its ads last week.

USAA pulled its commercials from Hannity’s program following pressure from progressive groups for companies to remove their advertising from the conservative show host’s block after he discussed conspiracy theories on-air linking the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich and WikiLeaks, in a story that Fox News was later forced to retract.

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Attorney To File Lawsuit In Seth Rich Murder Mystery

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Deceased DNC Staffer Seth Rich. Photo courtesy of the Publicity Agency.

Washington, D.C. lobbyist and attorney Jack Burkman is filing a lawsuit Wednesday to force the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to release information regarding the murder of Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich.

“The release of this crucial material will help bring peace to the victim’s family, and it will help to either confirm or refute the various theories that swirl about this important murder case,” the lawsuit says.

Confederate statue removed from University of Louisville campus rededicated in Kentucky

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The confederate monument that stood outside The University of Louisville for years and led to a legal battle finally has a new home.

The Confederate monument that stood outside The University of Louisville for years and led to a legal battle finally has a new home.

The confederate monument now stands behind me here in Riverfront Park in Brandenburg, Kentucky. City officials re-dedicated the monument and say it is an important part of Brandenburg's rich Civil War history.

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US starts sending weapons and equipment to Syrian Kurds

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The U.S. military started sending equipment and weapons to Kurdish parts of the Syrian Democratic Forces, according to a report Tuesday.

Two defense officials told NBC News the U.S. began sending the equipment to Syrian Kurds in the last 24 hours. However, neither of the officials would provide specific information about what the U.S. is sending or how the equipment and weapons are being delivered.

President Trump approved a plan to provide weapons and ammunition to Syrian Kurdish fighters earlier this month, and the Pentagon said the move signaled the Syrian Democratic Forces would attempt to re-take Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State.

Former New Hampshire Governor, John Sununu To CNN: How Much Crow Are You Going To Eat On Trump Russia Story?

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Former New Hampshire Governor, John Sununu, totally destroyed CNN right to their faces and live on the air for its constant fake news about investigations into Russian ties to Trump.

Sununu had been invited onto CNN’s “New Day” with Alisyn Camerota, but the CNN teleprompter reader got a bit more than she bargained for when the gov ridiculed her fake news, Daily Caller reported.

Camerota insisted that Sununu should be concerned if there was any collusion between Russia and then candidate Donald Trump during the past presidential election.

But right out of the gate Sununu wasn’t having any of Camerota’s accusations.

“I don’t see any evidence of collusion, do you?” Sununu said in shock.

We have today politicians, priests, academics just the same.

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An influential left-wing think tank has called for the government to create millions of jobs for those without a college degree, leading to headlines like The Nation’s declaration that “It’s Time for the Government to Give Everyone a Job.”

One fatal flaw of such a plan was exposed in the comments section of that article, when a commentator named Ira Dember pointed out the perverse incentives that would result if the government guaranteed jobs to only those without a college degree.

Namely, that there is little incentive to undertake the expense of going to college in the hopes of finding employment, when the government will guarantee employment to only those who choose to eschew higher education!

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It was a snowy day in Oregon
People gathered to march and pray
For a simple Ranching Family
Who were being sent away

By a group of politicians
Who have lied, entrapped and seized
The land of our Inheritance
For their own families

The greed, the pain the sorrow
Caused us all to mourn
For the Ranching Hammond Family
Our loyalty was torn

Do we just follow orders?
And obey the Laws they make?
Even though Unconstitutional
Or a Hard Stand will we Take?

There arose a valiant soldier
One who dared to take a stand
To try to make the difference
And protect his fellow man.

There was pleading to the Sheriff
A Redress of Grievance Filed
Though tens of thousands signed it
Ignored, left in a pile.

How could the Judge and Jury
Convict the innocent men
Who already served a sentence
Now were sentenced once again?

Where is our Constitution?
Where are our soldiers true?
Who fought the land of England
For Freedom for me and you?

To the Refuge we did travel
America must understand
It would have to be dynamic
To get the Press to be on hand.

There had been a Battle at Bunkerville
Just a couple years before
When many Federal Agents
Hired Contract Cowboys and more

To assault the Bundy family
Steal their Cattle and their land
To make a real example
Of those who dared to Stand

Against the Federal Government
Who’ve become the Tyrants wild
Hip chucked your Aunt and sister
Then attacked and tazed your child

The people in this Nation
 Couldn’t take it any more
As they watched in awful horror
Is America again at War?

Brave people began to travel
Thousands of miles it was for some
They would stand united, together
Selflessly, protecting the One!

With love and faith and courage
From the world, the cry arose
And “We The People” bowed our heads
Our Father we imposed

We faced the Federal Army
They were Armed from head to toe
Defending Stolen Cattle
From American’s they didn’t know

Backing down was not an option
We would wait ‘til they were gone
As the Sheriff and politicians
Realized that they were wrong

With the Sheriff’s as their escorts
All the Agents in retreat
The Bundy Family Cowboys followed
As their cattle were released

The New American Hero
Was the cry in all the West!
Cliven had been preaching for years
“The Constitution is the BEST!”

Now with undercover agents
Their deceitfulness and lies
There are many men entrapped
Our own people used as spies

They feared the Bundy Family
Would teach us our Natural Rights
Afforded by  Constitution
Americans would stand and fight

LaVoy was the best student
Of the Constitution class
His voice rang strong and true
They couldn’t let him pass

They called it all a Virus
Spreading across this land
And they weren’t about to let it
So they landed a heavy hand.

I was there to be a witness
Ryan Payne stood to defend
Bullets flying furiously
We thought would never end.

LaVoy was trying to decoy
The bullets from the Truck
Where they’d set a kill box
4’ ft. snow the truck was stuck.

Trapped inside we witnessed
LaVoy shot in deep snow
Three bullets in his back
He had no place to go

Bullets pierced the cab
Ryan Bundy catching one
In his right shoulder only
We had no place to run

Kidnapped without a warrant
Hauled to a Federal Jail
Secluded from friends and Family
Being held without a bail

Threatened, Starved and Tortured
Solitary and confined
Strip searches done continuously
So many people blind

This Country was made by Heroes
Who dared to take a stand
Against an oppressive Government
That’s how we won this land

There are still many heroes
Fighting for our Liberty
And without the Hand of God             
Our Freedom’s would not be

--Shawna Cox

Portland Killer was a Bernie supporter who was kicked out of a Trump rally in Portland.

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Mayor Ted Wheeler Moves to Suspend First Amendment for Trump Supporters

Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler, a Democrat, has acted to suspend the First Amendment rights of Trump supporters and those opposed to Islamic sharia law by banning demonstrations planned for Portland in the coming weeks. This comes following the killings of two men (and the wounding of a third man) who intervened against a man harassing a Muslim woman and her friend on public transportation.
Wheeler is also demanding the federal government do the same and revoke or not issue demonstration permits for the rallies which are set to be held on federal property in Portland.

While other controversies rage, work on border wall moves forward

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New revelations come almost by the minute in the Trump-Russia affair. The White House moves into full-defense mode. The Trump agenda stalls on Capitol Hill.

A reasonable observer might conclude that is all that is happening in the Trump administration. But even as those troubles fill news sites and cable TV, administration officials are quietly moving ahead on one of the president's top campaign promises: the construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Although it hasn't received much attention relative to the president's many problems, extensive planning for the wall is under way, officials are evaluating specific proposals, sites are being studied, and yes, there is money available to get going.

John Sununu defends Jared Kushner: Backchannel talks 'not unusual'

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John Sununu, former chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush, defended the Trump administration's reported attempt to set up a private line of communication with Russia during the transition period, and said these sorts of "backchannels" are commonplace.

Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has been accused by Democrats of possibly working too closely with Russia, and seeing to set up a line of communication that could not be overheard by the Obama administration. But Sununu said that happens all the time during the transition.

"In the 10 weeks between an election and an inauguration, there is a lot of discussion going on between all members, or potential members of an administration with all kinds of folks," he told CNN.

"When I was named chief of staff, a lot of ambassadors that were slight acquaintances tried to become good friends in that 10 weeks. It is not unusual,"

Trump bats back ‘Fake News’ about Russia, Germany

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President Donald Trump addresses U.S. military troops and their families at the Sigonella Naval Air Station, in Sigonella, Italy, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

President Trump fired back at critics in the news media Tuesday, dismissing the brouhaha over Russia and strained relations with Germany.

“Russian officials must be laughing at the U.S. & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News,” Mr. Trump  tweeted.

News reports after the long holiday weekend were dominated by stories about Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner reaching out to Moscow during the transition and comments by German Chancellor Angela Merkel that cast a cloud over the president’s first trip abroad.

“We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO & military. Very bad for U.S. This will change,” the president tweeted.

This Mach 5 Future Jet Will Be Able To Fly Anywhere in the World in 4 Hours

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Dr. Irving Finkel, one of the few living humans who can sight read cuneiform letters, plays the Royal Game of Ur, which was first played 45OO years ago.

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