Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Saints Are Marching On, and On, and On…


A review of Copperheads: The Rise and Fall of Lincoln’s Opponents in the North by Jennifer L. Weber (Oxford University Press, 2007).

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case it is worth much more: 217 pages of them. The text comes wrapped in a handsome dust jacket, colored black and gold and featuring an arresting editorial cartoon from the War. In it, a stern-visaged but comely maiden stands her ground, brandishing a sword in one hand and a shield emblazoned with the motto “UNION” in the other; a white star shines from her forehead, symbolizing divinity. She is menaced by three poisonous copperhead snakes, whose human heads—gaunt-faced, long-haired, and topped by a flat-brimmed hat—are drawn to look like the stereotypical Southerner.

Eagles - Take it Easy - 1977

Via Thuy

SFC Jerry Shriver, Special Forces Legend

April, 24th, 1969
Quan Loi Airfield
South Vietnam

Adjusting his olive drab skull cap, he pushed another .38 revolver between his utility belt.

Shouldering the trusty M3 greasegun with its long silencer, he gave a quick tug to the multitude of grenades cinched at various points on his torso. Feeling them secure; he inspected the rest of the teams’ gear as they stepped on the skid and pulled themselves aboard the Huey.

The last on, he listened to the engines begin their low whine, rising in decibels as the blades rotated ever faster until the helicopter’s distinctive chop echoed among the dozens of green buildings and barracks that served as one of S.O.G’s launching pads.

The Huey nudged its way into a gentle hover then rotated to the right, dipping its nose, rising over the perimeter fencing into the morning sky, carrying with it a Special Forces legend who’d ran countless missions as these and defied the odds.

So much and so well, in fact that Radio Hanoi dubbed him ‘Mad Dog.’


Will Tribalism Trump Democracy?

Via Billy

Will Tribalism Trump Democracy?

On July 19, the Knesset voted to change the nation’s Basic Law.

Israel was declared to be, now and forever, the nation-state and national home of the Jewish people. Hebrew is to be the state language.

Angry reactions, not only among Israeli Arabs and Jews, came swift.

Allan Brownfeld of the American Council for Judaism calls the law a “retreat from democracy” as it restricts the right of self-determination, once envisioned to include all within Israel’s borders, to the Jewish people. Inequality is enshrined.

And Israel, says Brownfeld, is not the nation-state of American Jews.

CNBC Survey: 59% Approve Trump’s Handling of Economy, Most Say U.S. Will Win Trade War

US President Donald Trump holds up 'Make Our Farmers Great Again!' hats as he arrives for a roundtable discussion on workforce development at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta, Iowa, July 26, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy has the approval of 59 percent of the economists, money managers, and strategists surveyed in CNBC’s Fed Survey.

Economic growth is seen as hitting nearly 3 percent in 2018, according to the survey. The S&P 500 is expected to rise about 6 percent, while both inflation and unemployment are seen as staying low.

The yield on the 10-year is seen as rising to about 3.5 percent by the end of 2019, up from about 2.95 percent today.

Unsurprisingly, most of the participants in the CNBC Fed survey are not fans of tariffs, with 59 percent saying it will reduce economic growth and 54 percent saying it will reduce employment.

Perhaps more surprising is how small they think the economic impact will be. On average, they see the current round of tariffs and retaliation as reducing annual growth by around one-tenth of a percentage point. That would mean a 3.5 percent economy would grow at 3.4 percent instead, not optimal but not a catastrophe. Even if all the tariffs currently contemplated were put in place, the total effect would take just three-tenths of a percentage point off growth.

Perhaps because of how small of an impact tariffs would have, most economists think the U.S. is by far most likely to prevail in trade disputes with Canada, China, and the European Union.

Of course, if economic growth were lower, the effects of tariffs would be more perilous. Shrinking a 2 percent economy to a 1.6 percent economy would likely spark recession fears. This underlines the importance of Trump’s tax cuts and regulatory reforms, and undermines the critics who said the economy did not need additional economic stimulus. The stimulus created by the tax cuts gave the American economy more resilience in the face of trade disputes.

Charles Koch: Trump Tariffs ‘Ridiculous,’ ‘Unfair’ to Foreigners & Donald Trump: ‘Globalist Koch Brothers’ a ‘Total Joke’

David Koch and his brother Charles have given millions of dollars to libertarian causes (Photo Credit: AP).

Billionaire plutocrat and GOP mega-donor Charles Koch says President Donald Trump’s tariffs on aluminum, steel, and thousands of Chinese-made imports are “ridiculous” and “unfair” to foreigners.
Koch, who funds a network of organizations with his brother, David Koch, told the media during a conference with donors over the weekend that Trump’s ten percent tariff on imported aluminum and 25 percent tariff on imported steel was not fair to foreign countries and foreign workers.

The Kochs’ free trade absolutism is vastly opposed by Republican and conservative voters, who are the most likely to support tariffs to protect American jobs and industries.

The latest Morning Consult Poll revealed about 71 percent of voters say cheap overseas labor displacing U.S. jobs has played a “significant role” or “somewhat of a role” in the steep decline in manufacturing employment years ago.

In a June Harvard/Harris Poll, 83 percent of Republican voters say they support tariffs on imported products like automobiles and electronics. Additionally, 81 percent of conservatives said they too supported tariffs, along with 61 percent of Americans living in rural communities.

Even when GOP voters and conservatives are told that Trump’s tariffs may lead to higher consumer prices, the vast majority continue to support the fair trade agenda. Nearly 75 percent of Republicans said they would still support the tariffs amid higher prices, and 70 percent of conservatives said the same.

More @ Breitbart


FILE - In this June 27, 2018, file photo President Donald Trump hugs Senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., during a campaign rally in Fargo, N.D. The conservative Koch brothers' network declared July 30, that it will not help elect Cramer, the Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota, turning its back on the GOP in a marquee election — at least for now — after determining that the Republican challenger is no better than the Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp. Photo: Evan Vucci, AP / Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

President Donald Trump dismissed the billionaire Koch brothers as “globalist” and a “total joke” on Tuesday.

“The globalist Koch Brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas.”

Both Charles and David Koch have been highly critical of Trump’s immigration and trade agenda, especially at the beginning of their summer retreat with donors.

Trump ridiculed them for supporting some parts of his agenda – especially his tax cuts – but not for his efforts to protect the American worker.

More @ Breitbart

Find Your Way Back

Via Judy

Fixing Flores agreement is the only solution to immigrant family separation and detention


By Sen. Chuck Grassley, Thom Tillis and Ted Cruz

Flores v. Reno puts our government in a difficult position. We shouldn't have to choose between ripping families apart and enforcing immigration law.

Like millions across our country, we too were horrified at the sight of thousands of children being separated from their parents. As parents ourselves, we can only imagine the pain and anguish these families faced. But, as U.S. Senators — and more importantly, as Americans — we also understand that our immigration system must also enforce our laws.

While this problem has persisted across the last five administrations, and there is legitimate criticism which can be directed towards this administration’s handling of this matter, the fact remains that the very institution in which we serve — the U.S. Congress — bears much of the blame for our current immigration crisis. For years, Congress has failed to take one simple step which could have prevented the family separations we now decry: repealing the Flores v. Reno consent decree as it relates to families. 

More @ USA Today

The Fourth Turning and a New Homeland for Euro-Canadians

Via Paul

It is my view, however, that the final spark for the Fourth Turning will be ignited by a Second American Civil War. Either way, the day of reckoning is coming. The chickens will come home to roost.
Steven K. Bannon, former advisor to President Donald Trump (and many others), agrees that a Fourth Turning began in 2008 with the global financial credit crisis and has argued that the administrative state must be dismantled in advance of the final climax. 

In “The Ethnic Cleansing of Whites in Canada,” I argued that a defined territory is crucial for our survival. According to Dr. Frank Slater, “the special quality of a defended territory is that it insulates a population from the vicissitudes of demographic disturbances . . .” Acquisition and defense of territory, notes Slater, are an integral part of the tribal strategy of humans. The passionate relationship between a people and its homeland has been constant throughout history. A people can suffer many setbacks, but as long as it retains its own territorial space, it can recover. [i] In the long run, only territory ensures survival, and human history is largely a record of groups expanding and contracting, conquering or being conquered, migrating or being displaced by migrants. The loss of territory, whether by military defeat or displacement by aliens, brings ethnocide.

Dem megadonor plans to give $110 million for midterms, but it could spell big trouble for Party leadership

Via John

“I don’t particularly want to be a Democrat,” Soros claimed. calls Obama his ‘greatest disappointment’ in sweeping NY Times interview: ‘He closed the door on me’

Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer is moving on plans that threaten to create a parallel party infrastructure that competes with the Democrat Party.

Steyer plans to spend at least $110 million in 2018, Politico reported, which would make the Democrat donor the largest single source of campaign cash on the left, according to the online news source.

With the large investment, the billionaire is very likely to end up shaping the issues Democrats run on in November.

Trump Doubles Down: Govt Shutdown ‘Small Price To Pay’ To Fix Immigration Law

 Trump Doubles Down: Govt Shutdown 'Small Price To Pay' To Fix Immigration Law

‘I don’t care what the political ramifications are,’ he says


President Trump doubled down on his consideration of shutting down the federal government to force Congress to address the country’s weak immigration and border laws.

“I don’t care what the political ramifications are, our immigration laws and border security have been a complete and total disaster for decades, and there is no way that the Democrats will allow it to be fixed without a Government Shutdown,” Trump tweeted Tuesday.

More with video @ Info Wars

The Greatest Hero America Never Knew


The Department of Homeland Security is not doing its job. As proof, I, David Feherty, a 17-year resident of the Dallas area but an Irishman by birth, recently became an American citizen. There goes the neighborhood—but yay, me! The reason I felt compelled to become an American is my Troops First Foundation, a nonprofit organization that does its best to improve the quality of life and future prospects of some of our most severely wounded servicemen and women. I became involved after my first trip to Iraq, on Thanksgiving in 2007, and it was there I first heard the name of Col. Robert Howard.

More @ D Magazine

Democrat at ICE Hearing: Says Only Reason It’s Illegal for Anyone to Waltz Into Country Is Because of Trump

Via Billy

The Senate Judiciary Committee under the direction of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) held a hearing Tuesday on ICE and family detention centers.
Democrats are very upset that families who enter the US illegally are broken up. Democrats are always supporting their constituents in the illegal alien community.

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) played the fool at this hearing.

The Hawaii liberal did not appear to know why illegal aliens are illegal.


During her questioning ICE Exec. Associate Director Matthew Albence had to explain to Mirono why illegal aliens are deemed illegal.

WALTER WILLIAMS: Capitalism loses to socialism in the polls


"In government, the scum rises to the top."

Poverty is no mystery, and it's easily avoidable. The poverty line that the Census Bureau used in 2016 for a single person was an income of $12,486 that year. For a two-person household, it was $16,072, and for a four-person household, it was $24,755. To beat those poverty thresholds is fairly simple. Here's the road map: Complete high school; get a job, any kind of a job; get married before having children; and be a law-abiding citizen.

How about some numbers?

Lightnin' Hopkins - Lonesome Road

Via The Spirit of the Blues

Here's What We've Lost in the Past Decade

The confidence and hubris of those directing the rest of us to race off the cliff while they watch from a safe distance is off the charts. 
The past decade of "recovery" and "growth" has actually been a decade of catastrophic losses for our society and nation. Here's a short list of what we've lost:

1. Functioning markets. Free markets discover price and assess risk. What passes for markets now are little more than signaling devices to convince us the economy is doing spectacularly well. It is doing spectacularly well, but only for the top .1% of 1% and the class of managerial/technocrat flunkies and apologists who serve the interests of the top 1%.

2. Genuine Virtue.

 More @ Two Minds

America Has Millions Of Millennial Brats That Need To Move Away From Mommy And Daddy And Start Acting Like Adults

Via Billy

If young adults are America’s future, then they better get their act together. Today, over 30 percent of 18 to 34-year-olds live with their parents or other family members. Meanwhile, marriage rates and fertility rates in the United States have both hit record lows in recent years. Instead of coddling these self-absorbed Millennial narcissists well into their adult years, we need to be kicking them out of the nest and encouraging them to learn to fend for themselves. In many instances, if they do not learn how to act like adults by the time they are 35, they never will. It is time for parents all over America to exercise some tough love, because we are facing a major national crisis.

Chinese Paper Warns US Against Stationing Marines at Taiwan Embassy

 American Institute in Taiwan
 We clearly have a chronic problem with China," Robert Lighthizer, the highest ranking US trade negotiator, said in testimony before the Senate last week. "Some issues will be dealt with in a short period of time," he said, but added that "directionally, we're going to have a problem with China that's going to go on for years."
If US Marines are sent to guard the de facto US embassy in Taiwan, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), it could be treated by Beijing as “severe subversion” and “even an invasion of the US military on Chinese soil,” a Sunday op-ed in Chinese state media warned.

A new report indicates US military personnel are set to deploy to the large new AIT building in Taiwan to safeguard US personnel there. Beijing would consider such a move a "subversion of the one-China policy," the Global Times op-ed warned, and grounds for Beijing to deploy "an increasing number of countermeasures which Washington will have to confront."

More @ Sputnik

Gymnasts from Saigon stunned the judges and audience of Britain's Got Talent with an incredible act of strength and balance.

Via Cousin Colb


The New York Times Just Published One Of The Most Racist Articles You'll Ever Read


If Twitter is looking to weed out the racism on its platforms, it may want to start with The New York Times. The paper recently published one of the most racist tweets you'll ever see: "New Hampshire is 94% white. It is now trying to figure out how to change that."

Attached to the tweet is a bigoted screed about New Hampshire's whiteness infestation. It begins with the sad tale of a certain Catalina Celentano, who moved to the state and discovered, to her horror, that most of its residents speak English. "She found herself in an ethnic vacuum," the author reports. One worries how Ms. Celentano will react when she learns that the vast majority of the Earth is a non-Spanish speaking "vacuum."

The article continues:

Monday, July 30, 2018

Celtic Drinking Song Brought To Life

Via Kirk

Excellent: Colonel Baldwin Meets Mr. Lincoln

Through Colonel Baldwin, Virginia provided a viable option to avoid war and preserve the Union. Referencing Lincoln’s course of action, Dabney lamented, “he preferred to destroy the Union and preserve his [redistributive] tariffs. The war was conceived in duplicity, and brought forth in iniquity.”[25]

“I supported President Lincoln. I believed his war policy would be the only way to save the country, but I see my mistake. I visited Washington a few weeks ago, and I saw the corruption of the present administration—and so long as Abraham Lincoln and his Cabinet are in power, so long will war continue. And for what? For the preservation of the Constitution and the Union? No, but for the sake of politicians and government contractors.”[1] J.P. Morgan—American financier and banker, 1864.

The assertion that Lincoln genuinely attempted to avoid war has been preached since General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. The testimony of a Southern peace representative who spoke with Lincoln on April 4, 1861, in an effort to avert war provides keen insight into a side of the issue seldom heard or taught.[2] Some historians dismiss the importance of the meeting between Lincoln and Colonel John Brown Baldwin, but it is beyond dispute the meeting happened and pivotal issues were seriously discussed. On February 10, 1866, Baldwin testified before the Joint Committee on Reconstruction in Washington, D.C. His comments appeared in a pamphlet published in 1866 by the Staunton Speculator and he provided his account to a fellow Confederate in 1865 just prior to the end of the war.

State Governments Must Control the Federal Government

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Jefferson foresaw problems between the States and the general government, and noted in an 1824 letter to John Cartwright that if a collision can “neither be avoided nor compromised, a convention of the States must be called, to ascribe the doubtful power to that department which they may think best.” He saw further that the “encroachments of State governments will tend to an excess of liberty which will correct itself, while those of the general government will tend to monarchy, which will fortify itself from day to day, instead of working its own cure. The very basis of the Tenth Amendment was to forbid the general government from assuming powers not strictly delegated.
Bernhard Thuersam, www.Circa1865.org   The Great American Political Divide

State Governments Must Control the Federal Government

“Jefferson’s real concern was for American law, not international morality. He said he feared he had “gone beyond the Constitution” in agreeing to purchase Louisiana. Much as he believed the United States “must have the Mississippi”; much as he wanted there to be one nation on the continent, and an overland route to the Pacific coast, he was at least as much concerned for human liberty.

With respect to foreign affairs, he believed that only a strong Federal government could conduct them. But with respect to internal affairs, he believed the Federal powers were very narrowly defined, and that all other powers, including the right to secede, belonged to the States.

He utterly rejected the Federalists’ theory that the Constitution “implied” that the government could assume any powers not specifically spelled out in that document. If that we so, he felt, a future Federal government could justify almost anything on grounds that the laws it passed helping to promote the general welfare, even if their effect was to convert the republic into a monarchy.

The only protection the people had, he felt, lay in their control of their State governments. If the several States did not retain all powers not granted to the Federal government, they might as well give up any pretense of having rights of their own.

The issue of States’ rights versus Federal rights was a basic problem to the framers of the Constitution, as the vague language of the Constitution suggests; it was a basic problem to Jefferson; it became a bloody one during the Civil War, and it still to great extent plagues the United States today.”

(Eminent Domain: the Louisiana Purchase and the Making of America, John Keats, excerpts pp. 341-342)

Jefferson Davis Placed in Irons

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Massachusetts-born General Nelson A. Miles rose from a lowly lieutenant of volunteers to major-general by the end of the war. He was specifically chosen by Lincoln’s Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and Gen. Ulysses Grant to command President Jefferson Davis’ guard detachment “because he was not from the line of West Point-trained professionals who might treat the former officer with military courtesy.” (Leonard Wood, Jack McCallum, 2006). It was Assistant Secretary of War Charles Dana, manipulator of the soldier vote to help ensure Lincoln’s reelection in 1864, who ordered Davis to be placed in irons.
Bernhard Thuersam, www.Circa1865.org   The Great American Political Divide

Jefferson Davis Placed in Irons

“On the morning of the 23rd of May [1865], Captain Jerome E. Titlow of the Third Pennsylvania Artillery, entered the prisoner’s cell. “I have an unpleasant duty to perform, Sir”; and as he spoke, the senior blacksmith took the shackles from his assistant.

Davis leaped instantly from his recumbent attitude, a flush passing over his face for a moment, and then his countenance growing livid and rigid as death.

“My God! You cannot have been sent to iron me?” “Such are my orders Sir,” replied the officer, beckoning the blacksmith to approach . . . These fetters were of heavy iron, probably five-eights of an inch in thickness, and connected together by a chain of like weight.

“This is too monstrous,” groaned the prisoner, glaring hurriedly around the room, as if for some weapon, or means of self-destruction. “I demand, Captain, that you let me see the commanding officer. Can he pretend that such shackles are required to secure the safe custody of a weak old man, so guarded and in such a fort as this?”

“I tell you the world will ring with this disgrace. The war is over; the South is conquered; I have no longer any country but America, and it is for the honor of America, as for my own honor and life that I plead against this degradation. Kill me! Kill me!” he cried, passionately, throwing his arms wide open and exposing his breast, “rather than inflict on me, and my People through me, this insult worse than death.”

“I am a prisoner of war” . . . “I have been a soldier in the armies of America, and know how to die. Only kill me, and my last breath shall be a blessing on your head. But while I have life and strength to resist, for myself and my people, this thing shall never be done.”

[The sergeant] advanced to seize the prisoner . . . Immediately Mr. Davis flew on him, seized his musket and attempted to wrench it from his grasp. There was a short passionate scuffle. In a moment Davis was flung upon his bed [by four powerful assailants].”

(The Prison Life of Jefferson Davis, John D. Craven, Geo. D. Carleton Publisher, 1866, excerpts pp. 35-36)

VA whistleblowers say Denver office did no work for a year

Imagine making close to $100,000 a year and having nothing to do at the office.

It's what Denver whistleblowers say was reality for employees at the local Office of the Inspector General for Veterans Affairs.

That's the very division in charge of wiping out waste, fraud and abuse for the medical system that serves the nation's veterans.

More @ KDVR

Proud Boys: Who Are They?


The Proud Boys are a men’s organization founded in 2016 by Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes. McInnes has described the Proud Boys as a pro-Western fraternal organization for men who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world; aka Western Chauvinists.

Proud Boys‘ values center on the following tenets:
Minimal Government
Maximum Freedom
Anti-Political Correctness
Anti-Drug War
Closed Borders
Anti-Racial Guilt
Pro-Free Speech (1st Amendment)
Pro-Gun Rights (2nd Amendment)
Glorifying the Entrepreneur
Venerating the Housewife
Reinstating a Spirit of Western Chauvinism

More @ Proud Boys

Goodies from Ol' Remus

 art-remus-ident-04.jpg After taking Saipan in July 1944, Navy Seabees bulldozed wrecked aircraft into a pile to clear the airfield. Saipan became home base for the 21st Bomber Command's B-29s. 

The quote for this week comes from C.S. Lewis. He speaks of evil:
It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices.
Second, about identity politics and the escalating power struggle:
There will be war. War is inevitable, and it will probably take place on a global scale. There has never been any movement of people of human history even one-tenth as large as the post-1965 invasion of the United States that has not either a) led to war, or b) been imposed by lethal force as the result of war. I believe the die is already cast, as do more than a few military historians of my acquaintance.
  Watts Up With That - National Geographic admits they were wrong about “starving polar bear” video ... they knew that he was sick or injured, but presented it as an effect of climate change

  Spectator - America’s Next Civil War Will Be Worse Than Our Last ... of that we can be sure

  YouTube - video, 1m 56s ... watch and understand

  Paradigm shifts, Traditional Right - The Establishment either believes in cultural Marxism (most democrats) or is too cowardly to challenge it (most Republicans). Heartland voters are fed up with it, its advocates, and its sacred “victims” groups. In a political battle between the coastal elites and their clients on the one hand and the heartland on the other, the heartland will win. Look at the percentage of whites among people who actually vote in all the swing states. The collapse of white acquiescence in cultural Marxism, both here and in Europe, may be the biggest paradigm shift of them all. Faced with irrelevance, the Establishment howls, froths at the mouth and chews the carpet.

Winning, Market-Ticker - It's a shibboleth that when you engage in a trade war nobody wins. The problem is that it's not working that way. Do not believe for a second that trade wars cannot be "won." They can be and they are being, right now. The EU is screaming because they know good and damn well that the claims of "everyone loses" was and is a lie. The EU auto manufacturers know that they either have to drop their tariffs and restrictions on American cars or lose a good part of their export market here in the US. The Chinese want to steal all our intellectual property and sell our corporations slave labor, and call this 'free trade'. Its theft and fraud, and anything that threatens their gravy train is thus "bad" from their point of view.

My first 10,000-hit essay!

Via David

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My essay A Very Personal Opposition to Gun Control has just hit 10,000 views!!!  Wahoo!!!!  On to 20,000 which, I suspect, will be much harder – need to get this to go viral.  Any suggestions?  Please repost / tweet / gab / reblog / etc.  And please do check out my second gun control piece: Gun Control as Psycho-Pathology.

Not far behind it is An Open Letter to My Fellow American Jews at 9500-plus - can we get some traffic love on this one to push it over too?  (And its follow-on piece, Redux: American Jews - how can you justify more Islamic refugees?)

Antifa Groups Call for ‘Direct Confrontation’ During Free Speech Rally Next Weekend, Members Discuss Bringing Guns

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Over the past year and a half, Portland has become a hotbed of clashes between the pro-Trump group “Patriot Prayer” and Antifa. On August 4, Patriot Prayer will be holding another free speech rally and Antifa organizations are calling for “direct confrontation.”
These rallies and counter protests have repeatedly become violent and bloody, and this time, Oregon Antifa are discussing bringing guns.

“Rose City Antifa has continued their great work of doxxing the Portland area Proud Boys involved in this violence, and is also calling for militant antifascist resistance against Patriot Prayer,” a call to action published to the militant leftist website It’s Going Down states.

I'm an educator. This is why I want Judge Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court

Via Billy

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh glances at reporters during a meeting with Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

As an educator I cheer Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back Obama-era directives to schools and universities. Those forced aggressive race-based preferences ran roughshod over student and faculty civil rights, and empowered self-righteous liberal administrators to persecute conservative scholars.

Another zealot in the White House could reverse all that, but elevating Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would be a better way toward reversing bad policy and locking in badly needed educational and judicial reforms.

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Economist: CNN is “Fueling a Civil War”

 Economist: CNN is "Fueling a Civil War"

“The damage CNN is doing to the country and the world is beyond description”


Economist Martin Armstrong has accused CNN of “fueling a civil war” in America by acting as a political propaganda network.

Armstrong is known for successfully predicting the 1987 Black Monday crash as well as the 1998 Russian financial collapse.

In a reply to a reader who expressed confusion at why CNN refused to give Trump credit for the economy, North Korea and the trade deal with Europe, Armstrong said CNN’s agenda was “really becoming blatant.”

More @ Info Wars

The P14 Luger Marinepistole – A German Military Handgun Designed for Ship-to-Ship Combat

Korvettenkapitan Waldemar Kophamel was filthy, exhausted, and hungry. He had been confined within a compact steel tube along with fifty-five of his mates for nearly three weeks now. This morning, however, he was sucking in sweet clean ocean air by the drought. Unterseeboot-151 was his home, his family, and his tribe. This particular morning it was also a predator.

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Shadow Soldier

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Twenty years ago, I wrote Shadow Soldier a Western historical novel with a literary bent and a Christian message of struggling with faith in a violent land where violence was needed to do the right thing. But, J.D. Wilkes is not perfect and survival is sometimes more important than faith, if even for a short while, but always a reckoning is near.

I have recently put it on Kindle. It took so long to do this, because I had to physically re-write the text into electronic format and believe that selling the electronic edition was worth it. Still not sure if that is true, but here is a link to a sample of the book.


Here is a Sample of the book.

I'm not asking you to buy it, or read it. I have never been sure that my fiction writing was of any interest to those who visit this blog, so I have never tagged this blog with it before. But, since I am spending less time here I know there are friends who will want to keep up with what I am doing and I know I want to keep up with them, but this is the only nexus at present.

Comment on In the Army, the Delusion Keeps Rolling Along…

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There’s nothing new about this in the UK. A few months ago my eldest daughter bounced this on to me re. my grandson, Ken.

“Dear Mum,

I’ve just been posted to the 3rd Battalion of the Gender Fluid Lesbian Light Infantry and Catamite Cavalry Regiment. It’s really bad, I can tell you. Whenever there’s heavy work to be done everybody starts identifying as female. When there’s cooking to be done everybody starts identifying as male.

We’re starving, and I’m knackered from doing all the heavy lifting. On top of that I’m hated by everybody because I’m normal. Also, somebody has rigged the free Tampax dispensers so that every so often they pop out a dildo.

When I get out I’m going to kill those perverts who were my teachers and who told me that this sort of thing was OK.

Love to Gran and tell her I’m sorry for not listening – she was right.

P.S. We’ve just been told that next week it’s bayonet training. We already have seventy-four under deep sedation because of near terminal hysteria, 190 odd have gone AWOL and the Regimental Sergeant Mistress has delegated training responsibility to the L/Cpl in charge of anal hygiene inspectors. Everything sucks. Ken.”


Nunes Urging Trump to Declassify 20 Pages in FISA Warrant Signed by Rosenstein

Via Billy

The FISA warrant obtained by the FBI to spy on Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page has finally been released to the public, but it's so heavily redacted, it's meaningless -- and can be misrepresented by Democrats -- unless President Trump agrees to declassify it, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), chairman of the House intelligence committee, told "Sunday Morning Futures" with Maria Bartiromo.

More @ CNS News

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Election Interference

Via Dennis

WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez Supporters Stumped on How Democratic Socialism Would Be Funded

In the Army, the Delusion Keeps Rolling Along…

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Meet the Army of 2018, where men are women, women are men, Mommies are Rangers and breast milk is served on tap in the First Sergeant’s lactation station.

In order for the complete and final unraveling of the Army’s fighting spirit and combat power to occur, the concept of gender neutrality has to be served up on a platter to the young, gullible Millennial masses and shoved down the throats of the last breed of hardass old school holdouts who are 60 days and wake up away from escaping from an organization they have seen go from the Dirty Dozen to Romper Room in just two decades.

In an Army, where we have witnessed cadets parading around in high heels, grunts from the Big Red One (a unit that landed on Omaha Beach) don pregnancy simulators, generals tell us that pregnancies don’t affect combat readiness, and the complete and utter erosion of all standards at the JKF Special Warfare Center and School, comes a new and brilliant idea from the minds of the politically correct martinets and feather merchants who call themselves generals – the GENDER NEUTRAL ARMY COMBAT FITNESS TEST.

Vietnam: "The US would have likely won the war had it implemented El Paso."

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29 May 1973, Saigon, South Vietnam: North Vietnamese Lt. Col. Bui Tin (r), official spokesman for the N. Vietnamese delegation to the JMC, shakes hands with unidentified American Airforce SGT. at the departure of the last American servicemen from Vietnam, as the US role in Vietnam officially ended 3/29. 5/29/1973
According to *Colonel Bui Tin, the US would have likely won the war had it implemented El Paso.
*Colonel Bui Tin (b. 1927) was a former colonel in the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) during the Vietnam War. After the war, he served as the vice-editor for the People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. He became disillusioned with Vietnamese communism and since 1990 has lived in Paris, France. Tin has also been actively involved in Vietnam War POW/MIA issues

From the American perspective, General William Westmoreland was once heard to say: "I'd like to go to Tchepone but I haven't got the tickets." 

The December 2004 edition of Military Officer magazine summoned all former Blind Bats to Biloxi, Mississippi from April 28-30, 2005, for a "Batfest" reunion. "Blind Bats"? Who? Well, that's what we wanted to know.
The journey to learn about the Blind Bats is a journey back through history to the beginnings of the Vietnam War, to a time when secretive, covert US military operations were going on with a greater assortment of odd-ball aircraft and daring crews than you can shake a stick at.

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Like the C-130 Blind Bat, the B-57's initial operation in Vietnam was cloaked in secrecy. The US supplied a few B-57Bs to the South Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF), a violation of the Geneva Accords that prohibited introduction of jet aircraft into the region. We'll show you three photos


B-57B Night Intruder in VNAF colors. These bombers were under the operational control of the USAF's 8th and 13th Bomber Squadrons, but were piloted by all-VNAF crews. This picture was taken at Da Nang in October 1965. After several accidents the B-57B was withdrawn from VNAF service. Photo credit: R. Mikesh, presented by VNAF.net


B-57B s/n 52-1532 in three-tone SEA camouflage scheme. Quite a few B-57Bs were assigned to the VNAF, but never more than four at any one time. Photo credit P. Q. Khiem, presented by VNAF.net

                                            Closer view of the VNAF markings.

The US trained South Vietnamese aircrews secretly at Clark AB in the Philippines in 1964, and then moved to Tan Son Nhut AB in Saigon, South Vietnam. The US formally announced that the aircraft had been given to the South Vietnamese in 1965. The VNAF flew the aircraft or sat in the second seat, but with an American in the other seat. The VNAF did get aircraft with their own markings which they alone could fly, but they were under USAF operational control.

Jordan: If Rosenstein doesn’t deliver, Meadows and I will force impeachment vote

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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said on Sunday that if the Department of Justice doesn’t hand over documents that Congress has requested, he and other lawmakers will force a vote on the impeachment of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

“If they don’t give us the information that we, as a separate and equal branch of government are entitled to have in order to get answers for the American people, then we will actually call to vote for the impeachment of Rod Rosenstein,” Jordan told radio host John Catsimatidis in an interview on AM 970 in New York.

Jordan and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), leaders in the House Freedom Caucus, led a group of conservative lawmakers in filing articles of impeachment against Rosenstein on Wednesday.

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