Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Series of “What Ifs”


Review of Cry Havoc! The Crooked Road to Civil War, 1861 by Nelson D. Lankford. (New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2008): 308 pages.

.......the real value of the book is in the sober presentation of the fact that there were indeed other alternatives to war, a suggestion that caused the establishment media to collectively lose its mind when presented by President Donald Trump recently. This book provides absolute proof that their narrative is false. For that reason alone I highly recommend it.
Few people, whether northerners or Southerners know the details and decision making processes that led to Abraham Lincoln’s attempt to reinforce Fort Sumter and thus the Confederate decision to fire on the fort to prevent that aggression. Even fewer know the intimate details of how and why Abraham Lincoln decided to use that event as the occasion to call forth 75,000 militia to “suppress the rebellion and enforce the laws of the union” or how that decision dramatically affected the debates in the secession conventions in the States of the Upper South, especially Virginia and Maryland. Cry Havoc! recounts these details. Lankford’s main thesis is that the war was a tragedy of epic proportions that could have been avoided. He writes:

Mueller Raids Manafort's Home – Because He Has Nothing

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When Robert Mueller took the gig with the Department of Justice to lead the silent coup against the Trump administration, things looked great. One hundred percent, or close to it, of the media was reporting different levels and incidents of “Russian collusion.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a close Trump confidant, had recused himself. 

The deputy AG, Rod Rosenstein, quickly buckled under media pressure to name a Special Counsel where no crime had been found and only an FBI counterintelligence investigation was taking place. No criminal investigation of the president, said the FBI director. Mueller had the chance to overturn an epic election mistake by uninformed American deplorables and be the darling of the swamp for a generation. How could he say no?

That was then, this is now.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men have not found Russian collusion with Trump. Even Mueller likely knows it, because he is now investigating everything but Russian collusion. You do not expand an investigation’s scope because you have found a deep vein of criminality tied to prima facie Russian collusion -- if you did, you would be going deep into that vein.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual by United States. Office of Strategic Services

Via 4 Branch


Leftist Activists Demand New York Museum Take Down Statue of ‘Racist’ Theodore Roosevelt: You give an inch, they take a mile.

Via comment by Anonymous "Poor Teddy is in the frying pan too. I wonder what he did.
HA" Trump: There Were Two Violent Sides in Charlottes..


Social justice warriors are never satisfied. If you give them an inch, they’ll take a mile. After demanding that southern states take down statues of Confederate figures, the activist Left is now targeting an iconic American president featured on Mount Rushmore.

On Monday, more than 200 SJW zealots held a protest inside the American Museum of Natural History in New York City to take down the supposedly “racist” statue of former President Theodore Roosevelt. The protest’s organizers, NYC Stands with Standing Rock and Decolonize This Place, also called for Columbus Day to be renamed Indigenous People’s Day.

Black Clergy, Activists Defend Trump, Castigate ‘Alt-Left’: "Don't make our commander in chief a villain..."

Via Billy


The deluge of liberal invective connecting President Donald Trump and his administration with the death of a woman protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend has it “absolutely wrong,” a black minister said Monday.

Rev. Derek McCoy, executive vice president for the Center of Urban Renewal and Education, was among clergy who said claims by liberals and mainstream media that Trump has fostered a spirit of racism miss the point entirely.

“One thing you need to understand: You are saying that the president is the instigator, and I think that is absolutely wrong. No, it is not disingenuous,” said McCoy.

Removing Confederate symbols will hurt Democrats

Via Billy


As you may know, I was not born in the U.S.  Our family came here in the 1960s from Cuba. 

I bring this up because I was not raised with passions one way or another about the South or the North – nor the Civil War, for that matter.  It's fascinating history, and I love watching every documentary or reading a book about it.

It's the kind of the family versus family fight, such as the ugly Spanish Civil War of the 1930s that many of our Spanish grandparents used to talk about. 

My point is that Civil War feelings are not in my blood, as is the case with many in the South or the black Americans who experienced segregation.  I have several good friends in Dallas who trace their heritage back to the Confederacy, and they're very proud of it.

Nevertheless, many Democrats keep saying removing the statues or renaming parks is being on the right side of history.  Let me warn them that it may mean being on the wrong side of election results, again.

recent poll by Rasmussen confirms what I am saying:

Ann Coulter praises Trump for condemning 'alt-left': "We were Gideon's army without Gideon. Today, we got our leader back"

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Conservative author Ann Coulter praised Trump on Tuesday after he publicly denounced the "alt-left" for contributing to violence during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. this weekend.

"We were Gideon's army without Gideon. Today, we got our leader back," Coulter tweeted following the president's remarks.

Trump blamed "both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville, Va. this past weekend, doubling down on his prior statements against the "alt-left."

"What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, at the alt-right? Do they have any assemblage of guilt?" Trump told reporters at Trump Tower. "What about the fact that they came charging with clubs in their hands swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do. That was a horrible, horrible day."

Coulter, an outspoken supporter of then-candidate Trump, left the "Trump Train" after the president made "zero" progress on the campaign promise of a border wall months after taking office.

McAuliffe's actions in Charlottesville under fire, independent review demanded

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe addresses a news conference concerning the white nationalist rally and violence against it in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's actions before and after the deadly weekend race clashes in Charlottesville are coming under fire amid calls for an independent review to determine if politics played a role.

Former Republican Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore on Tuesday raised new questions about Richmond's involvement in the riots the claimed three lives and said the public "needs to know" if the state and city had taken the proper precautions to avoid the clashes and if police were told to stand down.

 In an interview with Secrets, he dismissed McAuliffe's call for an internal review. Instead, Gilmore, who was a presidential candidate in 2016, said that an independent group must be charged with the investigation, taking it out of the governor's office.

North Carolina governor Roy Cooper: Confederate monuments 'should come down'

Via Billy

Let us make sure he is a one term governor.

 Cooper......... the North Carolina legislature (should) repeal a 2015 law that prevents the removal or relocation of monuments and then vote down a bill granting immunity from liability to motorists who strike protesters. (Good luck Scalawag.)

Trump: There Were Two Violent Sides in Charlottesville: George Washington Was a Slave Owner – Are We Going to Take Down Statues of George Washington Next?

Via Billy

“How about Thomas Jefferson? What do you think of Thomas Jefferson? You like him? Ok good. Are we gonna take down his statue because he was a major slave owner. Now, are we gonna take down his statue?”

“You’re changing history, you’re changing culture…” Trump continued.

Trump is correct. This isn’t about Confederate statues. When will the demands of the fascist liberal left end? Just like ISIS, they want to destroy historical statues they deem ‘offensive’. When will it stop? They won’t stop until all of our memorials are destroyed and they are ultimately gunning for the Constitution.

The left must be stopped. They are a violent political faction seeking to destroy the United States one statue, one state at a time.

More with video @ The Gateway Pundit

Charlottesville AAR

Via Christian Mercenary


We will not be replaced. We will not stop. We will not accept defeat. We will not go gently into that good night. We will not forget…if you didn’t want this you should have killed us all when you had the chance in 1865.
– Jesse James

The rally that wasn’t. Charlottesville had the possibility of being the largest nationalist/pro-white rally of the last decade, and certainly the largest in the short history of the Alt-Right. The city of Charlottesville denied the permit for the event and then reinstated it after a judge determined it violated our First Amendment rights. Not to be outdone, the mayor, city counsel and police elected to ignore all pretense of legality and actively helped Antifa, creating a situation in which one person is dead, and at least 19 injured.

The approaches to Lee Park were surrounded by armed Antifa and those looking to attend the event had to wade through 2-3 city blocks of armed, screaming Communists assaulting people with axe hafts, pepper spray, urine and clubs…while the cops did nothing. Lee park itself was blocked off by some 4′ aluminum fencing that did nothing to block the rocks, urine, and pepper spray being lobbed into the park…while the cops did nothing. Antifa and BLM attempted to murder several people, focusing on the older people, and those they could separate from the crowd. The standard method was to attempt to cripple them by striking their knees or bludgeon them to death in the head with clubs…while the cops did nothing.

About an hour after the event was scheduled to start, the cops did something. Who authorized them to do so, I don’t know, but they proceeded to push the event goers single file through the fencing and clear the park. Single file into waiting Antifa and their communist allies. Single file out of the park in violation of a binding legal document stating we had a right to assemble there. Why, you ask? The rally had become violent…because the cops did nothing. In their infinite wisdom, CPD decided since things were violent when the two sides were SEPARATED, the only logical conclusion would be to force them TOGETHER.

Convert or Die? The Collectivist Question


After watching the events of Charlottesville through Twitter, blog posts like Virginia Freeman Jesse James, WRSA and through listening to news reports and media spin, I have stumbled upon a moment of absolute clarity. Civil War II has just begun.

Unlike morons like Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and others who continue to virtue signal that this was  White Supremacist violence and that they detest it, they willingly forget that the KKK and others had a permit to demonstrate and that Antifa did not. There would have been no violence had Antifa been kept in check as they were in Pikeville, KY earlier this year. The talking heads of radio allow themselves to be ushered into the Antifa camp with their weak, spineless desire to be understood.

Anyone with half a brain recognizes that no particular color of individual bestows virtue or evil simply by the fact of that color.

Ingraham: Durham Protesters Who Toppled Statue Seek ‘Eradication of History’

Via Billy


LifeZette editor-in-chief says 'tearing things down' is 'not the way to build a new future'
LifeZette Editor-in-Chief Laura Ingraham said protesters who tore down the statue of a Confederate soldier in Durham, North Carolina, Monday night don’t care “about racial healing or racial unity” but rather seek to “control the historical narrative,” during an appearance Tuesday on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”

The Durham protesters claimed they were retaliating after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that took place Saturday and left one woman dead and 20 other people injured. After tearing down the statue, the Durham protesters took pictures beside the toppled statue and received widespread acclaim from the Left and the mainstream media.

"This is madness. This is not about what they claim it is," Ingraham said. "This is not about any type of unity or getting past the racial divide. This is about controlling the historical narrative, which we see happening all over the world."

More with video @ PoliZette


Via Ellen

Sister Anne and gang! :)

Trump, supporters complain Charlottesville critics 'will never be satisfied'

Via Billy

President Trump came under fire for a lackluster Saturday response to the violence in Charlottesville that left a woman dead, blaming

Scott Adams, the Dilbert cartoonist who emerged during the campaign as a pro-Trump online polemicist, asked before the president gave his statement from the White House, "When you start disavowing, at what point, logically, do you stop?"

After it was noted that Trump's comments about racism were read from a Teleprompter and lacked the fire of his impromptu talk about radical Islamic terror ("evil losers") or MS-13, Adams claimed vindication.

"Now we begin the ‘Was it heartfelt enough?' phase, along with ‘Why did he NOT mention group X, Y, Z?'" he wrote

McMaster ‘Protecting and Coddling’ Obama Holdovers In Top White House Positions

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According to a new report by the Daily Caller, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, is actively protecting Obama holdovers occupying top White House roles. Dozens of such positions make of a sizable percentage of the National Security Council (NSC) – “nearly one in six.”

The Cultural VANDALISM of the USA

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Use Antiquities Act to Designate All Civil War-Related Monuments as National Monuments

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WHEREAS the monuments and statuary arising out of the American Civil War are an irreplaceable homage to our American history and heritage, and,

WHEREAS there are those who wish, from selfish motives, to destroy forever these memorials to brave and proud Americans on both sides of the conflict,

THEREFORE, we the undersigned, as the People of the United States, do hereby beseech the President to utilize his powers under the Antiquities Act to designate every such monument, memorial, and statue as NATIONAL MONUMENTS in order to preserve our priceless and irreplaceable history.

Predominantly Black Dallas Group Forms To Protect Confederate Monuments

Via Billy


The debate about Confederate statues in Dallas intensified on Monday as a group made up of predominantly African Americans called for the monuments to remain standing.

Several cities across America have now begun to remove or talk about removing Confederate markers shortly after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville turned deadly.

Former city council member Sandra Crenshaw thinks removing the statues won’t help.

“I’m not intimidated by Robert E. Lee’s statue. I’m not intimidated by it. It doesn’t scare me,” said Crenshaw. “We don’t want America to think that all African Americans are supportive of this.”

More @ CBS

Lincoln Memorial Vandalized: Washington and Jefferson next?

Via Billy

For all of you well meaning Americans out there who just want to be left alone.....

You will not be left alone. When you try and compromise with leftists and say "Okay, take down statues of American leaders who lived flawed lives in the past," they will extend that to every single historical leader that you hold dear. You will NEVER be left alone. Every compromise will lead to more demands by these lunatics. You will not be left alone. 

If you want to live your life and just ignore all these morons....too bad. You will not be left alone. You fine with transgender men living their lives as women as long as they leave you alone? Too bad. 

They're demanding that your daughter shower with them. You will not be left alone. You seeing a trend in what I am writing?

You see folks, our biggest enemies are not the grossly outnumbered loony tunes on the Left. 

Our biggest enemy is people who think the same way as us, but just refuse to engage...because they want to be left alone. Our first fight is to convince them all that they will NEVER be left alone. EVER.

NC: Durham County sheriff to seek criminal charges against protesters who toppled Confederate statue


Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said he will seek criminal charges against protesters who pulled down a Confederate statue in front of the old Durham County courthouse Monday night.

“County leaders were aware of the risk of damage to the Confederate statute, as well as, the potential risk of injury to the public and officers should deputies attempt to control the crowd. Collectively, we decided that restraint and public safety would be our priority,” Andrews wrote.

“As the Sheriff, I am not blind to the offensive conduct of some demonstrators nor will I ignore their criminal conduct. With the help of video captured at the scene, my investigators are working to identify those responsible for the removal and vandalism of the statue.”

More with video @ The Herald-Sun

Read more here: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article167247237.html#storylink=cpyM ore @ The Herald-SunM

Hate Nazis, But Love Black Lives Matter? Yeah, You're a Hypocrite

Via Billy