Monday, April 2, 2018

New Orleans Remains in Crisis After Historic Monuments Removed


An international organization recently released a ranking of the 50 most dangerous cities in the entire world. Four of the world’s most dangerous cities are located in the United States; Detroit, Baltimore, St Louis, and New Orleans.

As Mitch Landrieu’s two terms as New Orleans mayor ends, he leaves behind a city characterized by rampant crime, unsafe streets and neighborhoods and an understaffed, unsupported police force that had to be augmented by state troopers. In addition to its unmanageable crime problem, the city suffers from high unemployment, a decaying infrastructure, inadequate drainage, sidewalks and streets with pot-holes and cave-ins, a dysfunctional Sewerage & Water Board, and a failed educational system.

This is the real New Orleans; a far cry from the mythic tourist city ballyhooed by the Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Obnoxious Liberal Overreach on Guns Gives Us a Shot at Victory in November

 Obnoxious Liberal Overreach on Guns Gives Us a Shot at Victory in November

Let’s start with the basic premise that the GOP establishment is terrible, and as its defining characteristic, its cowardice is only overshadowed by its sheer incompetence. But even those hacks might be able to win the midterms and keep hope alive for the resurrection of the America we love.

It’s all thanks to the aggressive scumminess of our leftist enemies – and yeah, anyone proposing to take my God-given rights to speak, worship, and defend myself, and/or my life, all of which they have recently told me they seek to take, is my enemy.

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Confederate Memorial Day Service - Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond - Saturday, May 12th.

In 2014, the Virginia Flaggers revived a grand tradition of holding a Confederate Memorial Day Service at Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond. This year, we are once again holding a ceremony, and invite all to attend.

We are pleased to announce that Sgt. Major James S. Haymes, Jr. will bring the keynote address! Sgt. Major Haymes served the museum formerly known as the Museum of the Confederacy from May 2000 to September, 2016 as White House Tour Guide, Education Specialist, and Manager of Museum Operations.

 The service will also include a processional through the cemetery, music by  Pipe Major David Hinton, Color Guard provided by the Edmund Ruffin Fire-Eaters Camp #3000,  Honor Guard by the Captain William Latane Camp #1690, other special guests, and a wreath laying ceremony.
Attendees in period attire wishing to participate in the processional through the cemetery, please arrive by 10:30 a.m.

FREE to the public, free parking, all are welcome.  Handicapped parking will be available, and the service will be interpreted for the hearing impaired.

Email to sign up to bring greetings from your organization and/or lay a wreath.

PLEASE forward this email to anyone who may be interested in attending, and help spread the word.


Susan Hathaway
Va Flaggers

NC: Understanding the Second Amendment and why we have it

The Bill of Rights, integral to the U.S. Constitution, lays out the rights of the people. The Second Amendment is a “natural right” that supports the right of liberty.

At the time of the writing of the Bill of Rights, there was no standing army, hence they added that a “well-regulated militia” was necessary to the defense of the nation. Our Founders knew that any government, including ours, could become a tyranny of power over the people and thus, they guaranteed the people the right to defend themselves. Jefferson is quoted, “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms. . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.

The Bill of Rights, integral to the U.S. Constitution, lays out the rights of the people. The Second Amendment is a “natural right” that supports the right of liberty.

Rasmussen: Donald Trump Hits 50 Percent Approval Rating

President Donald Trump has reached a 50 percent approval rating according to the latest Rasmussen poll of American voters.


President Donald Trump has reached a 50 percent approval rating,  according to the latest Rasmussen poll of American voters.

On Monday, Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll showed that 50 percent of likely U.S. voters approved of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent disapproved.

Trump’s remarkable milestone occurs in the second year of his presidency. Obama was at 46 percent on April 2 of 2010, the second year of his presidency.

Rasmussen’s daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis as well as through an online survey tool of randomly selected participants. The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 1,500 Likely Voters is +/- 2.5 percentage points.

“On Whom Rests the Blame for the Civil War”

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The Republican defeat of the Crittenden Compromise and subsequent thirteenth amendment to the Constitution, which Lincoln endorsed, opened the path to war prosecuted by the North. Lincoln let it be known to Republicans that no compromise or peaceful settlement of issues dividing the country would be tolerated before his inauguration, as he put his party above the safety and continuance of the Founders’ Union.
Bernhard Thuersam,   The Great American Political Divide

“On Whom Rests the Blame for the Civil War”

“From Buffalo, on January 18, 1861, [Horatio Seymour] wrote Senator [John J.] Crittenden of Kentucky in support of his scheme of compromise. It was in his opinion that this “great measure of reconciliation” struck “the popular heart.” James Ford Rhodes fortified one’s belief in the good judgment of Seymour when he studied the defeat of Senator Crittenden’s proposals. In view of the appalling consequences the responsibility of both Lincoln and [William] Seward for that defeat is heavy, if not dark – in spite of all that historians of the inevitable have written of “this best of all possible worlds.”

The committee to which Crittenden’s bill for compromise was referred consisted of thirteen men. Crittenden himself was the most prominent of the three representatives from the Border States. Of three Northern Democrats, [Stephen] Douglas of Illinois, was the leader; of five Republicans, Seward was the moving spirit. Only two men sat from the Cotton States, [Jefferson] Davis and [Robert] Toombs. Commenting on the fateful vote of the committee, Rhodes observed:

“No fact is more clear than that the Republicans in December [1860] defeated the Crittenden compromise; a few historic probabilities have better evidence to support them than the one which asserts that the adoption of this measure would have prevented the secession of the cotton States, other than South Carolina, and the beginning of the civil war in 1861 . . . It is unquestionable, as I have previously shown, that in December the Republicans defeated the Crittenden proposition; and it seems to me likewise clear that, of all the influences tending to this result, the influence of Lincoln was the most potent.”

Two-thirds of each House . . . recommended to the States a compromise thirteenth amendment to the Constitution, as follows: “No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State.” Conservative Republicans voted with the Democrats to carry this measure of which Lincoln approved in his inaugural address.

“As bearing on the question on whom rests the blame for the Civil War,” observes Rhodes, this proposed thirteenth amendment and its fate is of the “highest importance.”

(Horatio Seymour of New York, Stewart Mitchell, Harvard University Press, 1938, pp. 223-224)

MilSurp: German Military Handguns of World War II – An Armorer’s Nightmare


My wife’s grandfather was a hero of mine. He passed away recently with very little fanfare at age 96, but this extraordinary man was one of the first paratroopers in the Army. After breaking his leg on a training jump he was assigned to a conventional Infantry unit after he healed. He served in North Africa, fought with Patton across Sicily, and slogged up the Italian peninsula through places like Rome and Monte Cassino. Also, he enlisted in 1940 as a Private and left the Army in 1945 as a Sergeant Major.

The Germans issued a bewildering array of combat handguns during World War 2. Drawn from sources both domestic and occupied, these guns served in all branches of the German armed forces.
Ever resourceful and a product of the Great Depression, there was very little this man could not do. On the troop ship coming back from the war, he took a stock German P38, stripped it down, and silver-plated it using a silver dollar and a jeep battery. He sold the shiny pistol to an Army doctor on board who had never been anywhere close to combat for $400. That’s more than $5,000 today. The hapless physician assumed that Goering himself must have been the only one to wield a silver-plated P38.

Military Mishmash

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URGENT ACTION – Here’s the complete list of companies boycotting Laura Ingraham’s show — and it continues to grow

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Unfortunately for Fox News host Laura Ingraham, the number of companies boycotting her weekday show is growing after gun control activist David Hogg encouraged an advertiser exodus this week.

As of Saturday, more than a dozen advertisers have publicly said they have removed their ad dollars from Ingraham’s show.

The complete list is below:

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