Friday, March 9, 2018

Jeff Sessions is Wrong: Nothing is "Settled"


Can political arrangements be dissolved peacefully? Legally? At the ballot box? By referendum? Or by any other mechanism short of outright violence and civil war?

According to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the answer to these questions is no. Speaking in California yesterday on the subject of immigration and sanctuary cities, he issued this remarkable statement that manages to upend the entire concept of federalism in just a few short sentences:   
There is no nullification. There is no secession. Federal law is the supreme law of the land. I would invite any doubters to go to Gettysburg, or to the tombstones of John C. Calhoun and Abraham Lincoln. This matter has been settled.
In Sessions’s mind, polities are forever. They're set in stone. The US Constitution established a permanent and supreme federal state — a view totally at odds with that much better document, the Declaration of Independence. The 50 states exist as nothing more than glorified federal counties, able to exert jurisdiction only in those areas not preempted by superior federal law.

More @ Mises

South Vietnam Before 1975 III

Wedding: Co, Me and Thuy!   The latter camouflaged by her hair. :)
Virginia and Emily: Another shot of the kid's pool at the Embassy.

Bien Hoa:  He was a translator for our government, but when the commies came he was able to convince them that he was but a lowly monk!  Drank many a beer  with him. :)

O/T: Maybe San Clemente after the Fall of Saigon with Emily and Virginia.

When Daddy carves the turkey,
It is really quite a sight,
I know he tries his hardest,
But he never does it right.

He makes a fancy show of it,
Before he starts to carve,
And stabs in all directions,
While we're certain that we'll starve. 

He seems to take forever,
As we sit and shake our heads,
By the time he's finished slicing,
He's reduced the bird to shreds.

He yells as loud as thunder,
Just before he's finally through
For when Daddy carves the turkey,
Daddy carves his finger too!

Russian Billionaire Claims Fusion GPS Funded By Soros


In a Daily Caller op-ed calling the Russian meddling narrative a "false public manipulation," Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska claims that Daniel Jones - a former FBI investigator, Feinstein staffer and now a Fusion GPS operative - told the Russian Oligarch's lawyer in March, 2017 that Fusion GPS was funded by "a group of Silicon Valley billionaires and George Soros."'

More @ Zero Hedge

Anti-straight white male journal received $35,000 from taxpayers


The National Endowment for the Arts is funding a journal that writes extensively on white privilege and features feminist screeds like "Why I Left Men for Books" and "On the Coming Extinction of the Great White Male."

Electric Literature is a nonprofit based in New York dedicated to "making literature more exciting, relevant, and inclusive." The online journal received $15,000 from the Trump administration's NEA last month, bringing its total in taxpayer funding to $35,000.

Elon Musk sides with Trump on trade with China, citing 25% import duty on American cars

Mar 8

For example, an American car going to China pays 25% import duty, but a Chinese car coming to the US only pays 2.5%, a tenfold difference

Elon Musk believes China isn't playing fair in the car trade with the U.S.

The auto executive says the Asian country puts a 25 percent import duty on American cars, while the U.S. only does 2.5 percent for Chinese cars in return.

"I am against import duties in general, but the current rules make things very difficult. It's like competing in an Olympic race wearing lead shoes," Musk tweets.

More @ CNBC

Heller: Justice Kennedy Will Step Down from Supreme Court This Summer


Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire this coming summer, according to Sen. Dean Heller (R., Nev.).

Heller made the comments in audio Politico obtained from an event. Heller said that he believes a vacancy in the Supreme Court will bolster enthusiasm for voters. He is running for reelection this year in a state Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election.

"Kennedy is going to retire around sometime early summer," Heller said. "Which I’m hoping will get our base a little motivated because right now they’re not very motivated. But I think a new Supreme Court justice will get them motivated."

Bigger threat than BREXIT: Italy’s populist drive to quit the Eurozone would DEVASTATE EU

Via Billy

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The shocking outcome of the election that took place in Italy last Sunday has paved the way for populist parties Lega and Five Star Movement, which together gathered more than 50 per cent of the votes.

Both the forces are eurosceptic and have in the past promoted the idea of pushing Italy outside of the EU and the eurozone.

Experts claim the possibility of a so-called Italexit would be devastating for the EU, which would see a second country leaving its borders in less than two years.

Lorenzo Codogno, former general director at the Treasury Department of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, thinks Italy exiting the European Union would lead to a "storm in the markets".

He said: "Italy is a big country, the third-largest national economy in the eurozone and one of the six founding members of the bloc.

More @ Express

Thomas Massie warning on gun control

Via Billy

Communist students vandalize WWI memorial at UT-Austin

Via Billy


The "Revolutionary Student Front," an unofficial group of communist students at the University of Texas at Austin, decided to mark International Women's Day by vandalizing a fountain on campus.

The RSF recently had its Twitter account suspended for "promoting violence," but has not toned down its rhetoric, stressing "the necessity of organizing women for revolutionary violence" in its latest posts.

Video: Tommy Robinson Knocks Out Violent Migrant in Italy

This is why the Founding Generation Crafted the 2nd Amendment


With the current heated debate over gun rights and the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution (which serves to affirm our natural rights…rights we have whether the State recognizes them or not), I thought it might be interesting to talk briefly about the Battle of Athens. If you’re like a lot of people, you probably haven’t heard about this event. I know I hadn’t until a few years ago, which is kind of surprising, considering how much the media and the left constantly drone on over various historical “milestones” revolving around identity politics (race, gender, social justice, etc.).

But I guess this doesn’t really fit the narrative, as it revolves around the South, and regular folks resisting their local government – and perhaps even a form of the Police State – through exercising their right to keep and bear arms.

Part 5 of a Series on Reconstruction: The rise of the KKK

Trump's planned meeting with Kim Jong Un a 'potential breakthrough,' top defense officials say

Via Billy

Reaction on 'The Story' after South Korean official says Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May.

Senior officials at the Pentagon said Thursday night that plans for President Trump to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in May are “good news” that could mark a “potential breakthrough.”

Fox News learned from senior leaders at the Pentagon that Washington has welcomed North Korea’s invitation to meet saying that “there’s no downside to talking.”

One senior U.S. military leader responsible for preparing for a possible military strike if needed told Fox News, “It’s good news. People should be happy.”

More @ Fox

Eve, an Apple and a Serpent

Via Red Pill Jew 

Connecticut Governor: The NRA Has Become a ‘Terrorist Organization’

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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said that the National Rifle Association has evolved into a “terrorist organization.”

Malloy, a Democrat who declined to make a run at a third term this year, made the remarks on Monday, according to FOX-61.

Malloy said the Fairfax, Va.-based Second Amendment organization is today a “far cry” from what it was even 20 years ago.

Build a Complete AR-15 Upper in Under 45 Minutes

As we stare down the barrel (no pun intended) of another potential gun grab/ban, I felt like it was time we take a look at exactly how to keep your AR running indefinitely.

One thing we learned from the 1994 ban, the components like magazines and lowers will last pretty much forever. In fact, there are very few things on an AR that actually wear out. That said, there are some critical parts that may need to be replaced.  Today we are taking a look at those.  And as a bonus, I’m going to show you how to build an entirely new upper in under 45 minutes.

More @ Guns America