Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Shrine of the South


One of the foremost scholars of the Southern Cause lives in New Market, Virginia. He has never written a book, authored a scholarly thesis, or lectured at a university. Instead, he built a museum – a rather impressive museum – dedicated to historical truth and brimming with valuable period artifacts.

Having visited just about all the “Civil War” and Confederate museums, I have found the New Market Battlefield Military Museum to be the best – hands down. It is unrivaled in its displays and historical exposition – telling a story that needs to be told.

The New Market Battlefield Military Museum is the life’s work of John M. Bracken. A native Southerner, by the 1980s John realized there was a huge void in historical attractions devoted to the War for Southern Independence. This was alarmingly evident in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, once known as the “breadbasket of the Confederacy.”

So John went to work.

In 1988, the New Market Battlefield Museum (pictured above) opened. It is situated on high ground within the “Core Area” of the New Market Battlefield Cluster Group as designated by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF). The Museum stands between the first Union line of battle and the second Confederate line of battle, putting it squarely in the heat of the fighting those two days in May 1864 when Confederates pushed back a concerted Union effort to invade and conquer the Shenandoah Valley.

Unlike many historical attractions, the Museum’s emphasis has been on building its collection rather than tourism promotion. Thus many of our good people are tragically unaware of this sterling Southern treasure situated squarely in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Nonetheless, the New Market Battlefield Military Museum is slowly but surely emerging as the premier focal point for historic “Civil War” attractions in the Valley, inspiring both the serious student of history as well as the casual tourist with its vast resource of displays and exhibits.

Quite a few visitors have described their visit to the New Market Battlefield Military Museum as a life-changing experience for discovering their Southern heritage. The spirit of the Shenandoah Valley’s Southern defenders resonates with every well-designed and exquisitely crafted exhibit.

In July 1990, at a ceremony on the battlefield, fourteen granite and marble markers were dedicated to preserve the memory of the men who fought and died on this battlefield. They are the only markers on the New Market Battlefield that actually show where the participating units were positioned during the fight.

Given its central battlefield location, the stunning displays of original artifacts and in-depth historical interpretation, the New Market Battlefield Military Museum is a resource like no other, and has been widely commended for its displays and exhibits. The founder’s passion for historical truth is evidenced in every aspect of the one hundred thirty displays of historically important items.

The Museum bookshop has an impressive collection, including historical reprints it has commissioned such as The Southern Side; Or Andersonville Prison by Dr. R. Randolph Stevenson and The New Market Campaign by Edward Turner.

The New Market Battlefield Military Museum is quite visible from Interstate 81, just a minute’s drive from the New Market exit. An impressive structure, the façade resembles the Custis-Lee Mansion in Arlington. You can’t miss it.

General Lee told us that “The consolidation of the states into one vast empire, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of ruin which has overwhelmed all that preceded it.” A visit to the New Market Battlefield Military Museum certainly provides the visitor with an informed understanding of the times that inspired Lee’s prescient statement.

I can say without reservation that it should be a duty for every loyal Southerner to visit and support this museum.

Chinese Ministers admit they cannot win a trade confrontation with Trump.

Via The Daily Timewaster


The summary reason is simple, we have discussed it frequently:
China is a production-based economic model, they do not have the ability, or wealth, to consume their own durable goods production; they rely on exports.

The U.S. is a more balanced economy; we consume 80% of our own production.  We are self-sustaining, China is not.

Without a market to sell their products, the Chinese economy cannot survive.

Virginia Flaggers Flagging The Red Hen or Offending Liberals is Fun

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Why Republicans are the new punk: Enter the #SABO Universe

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Bush the Younger was elected President and the claws came out in Hollywood. I lost my friends along with a great deal of peace. It was not a good time to be a Republican in Hollywood. There was no place I could go where I wasn’t punched in the face by some sort of art defining who I was for being a Republican. Evil, Bigotted, Homophobic, Out of Touch, Rich, Greedy, on and on. And then I snapped. Why was the Left allowed to define me and where are the dissenting voices from the Right setting the record straight? Creatively speaking, no one.

I believe the Right has a great message, sadly the only people telling it are those on the Left and they do a damn fine job making us look like ass holes and what do Republicans do about it, NOT A DAMN THING!!! Fuck it! I guess it’s just going to have to be me, I thought. My aim as an artist is to be as dirty, ground level, and mean as any Liberal artist out there, more so if I can. Use their tactics, their methods, appeal to their audience, the young, urban , street urchins with a message they never hear in a style they own. My name is SABO, I'm an UNSAVORYAGENT

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 Why Republicans are the new punk: Enter the #SABO Universe

 Some call him the right wing Banksy, he prefers to describe himself as “the fastest censored street artist in the city of Los Angeles”, whichever way you look at it Sabo is the most inconveniently popular renegade of the guerrilla art movement. Inconvenient that is if you happen to live in Los Angeles, despise Donald Trump and prefer your espresso with a dash of Democrat to go.

Donald Trump Promises Anthony Kennedy Replacement from Conservative List & McConnell: Senate ‘Will Vote to Confirm Justice Kennedy’s Successor This Fall’

 U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at a "Face-to-Face With Our Future" event at the White House June 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump reacted to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s decision to retire from the Supreme Court, promising conservatives that he nominate a Constitutional originalist to replace him.

The president said that the search for Kennedy’s replacement would begin “immediately” and would come from his list of conservative judges that he released during the campaign.

“We have a very excellent list of great, talented, highly educated, highly intelligent, hopefully, tremendous people,” Trump said. “I think the list is very outstanding.”

The list of 25 potential candidates was last updated by the White House in November 2017 to include five additional names for consideration.

 More @ Breitbart


During a speech on the Senate floor after the announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed that the Senate “will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall.”

McConnell said, “The Senate stands ready to fulfill its constitutional role by offering advice and consent on President Trump’s nominee to fill this vacancy. We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall. As in the case of Justice Gorsuch, senators will have the opportunity to meet with President Trump’s nominee, examine his or her qualifications, and debate the nomination.

F106A Info

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When I was stationed at McClellan AFB in the 1970s I had the opportunity to inspect the damage to this F106A as it was being repaired for return to service. The belly was gnarled fairly well but repairable. Of interest, while it was in storage the tail number was deleted from inventory. It got a new tail number after it was restored to combat ready.

Of interest, the original ejection seat was a real genuine man killer. Very few survived the sequence. F106 was robust and very very fast to perform its continental air defense mission. The weapon system was almost all vacuum tube and data linked to the SAGE control web. The aircraft was a true weapon system in every sense of the word. For such a huge aircraft, had it a gun system and much better missiles (Hugh's falcon and genie missiles were just woefully poor), it would have been excellent in ACM, even though it was not designed to be a dogfighter.

Fighter pilots need to actually fly their aircraft to maintain their edge. Sitting in a simulator is not enough to put the peak in the seat cushions. When flying time on the airframe of the combat aircraft is too expensive (F35 is over $36K/hr.) sticking the pilot into a simulator with a pause button is not a good alternative for keeping the warfighters skill levels sharp enough to cut. Train like you will fight with what you will fight with against what you will fight against.

New York Times details conditions of Obama-era family detention center: 'No place for human beings'

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The New York Times published a shocking first-hand account of the horrific conditions a mother and her young son faced after immigrating to the United States from El Salvador. Unfortunately for the mainstream media that continues to portray President Trump as the face of immigration crisis – the asylum seeker’s tragic account happened in 2014.

The author of the Op-Ed wrote on the condition of anonymity because of “gang-related threats” her family has faced. She explained that she wanted to flee the violence of her native El Salvador, so she came to the United States, seeking a new life, during President Barack Obama’s second term in the White House.

“Instead, I found myself locked in a family immigration detention center. It’s an experience that I wouldn’t wish on anyone,” she wrote.

More @ Fox

House Approves Resolution Demanding DOJ/FBI Docs: Remedy: 'Contempt or Impeachment'

 U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)

The House Judiciary Committee approved for the first time a resolution Tuesday demanding that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein turn over all requested documents regarding the FBI’s handling of the Russia investigation during the presidential election after seven days or face possible impeachment or contempt.

The decision to move forward with the resolution came after a year of battles with the Justice Department and FBI to turn over requested documents. The committee voted on party lines 15-11 to pass the resolution directing Rosenstein to comply within the next seven days or face the consequences.

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Former DC Prison Guards Win 4-Year Concealed Carry Case Against District

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A small group of retired federal corrections officers won their case against the District of Columbia in which the guards were seeking broad concealed carry rights through a permit via a 2004 federal law.
In 2004, Congress passed Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) later signed by then-President Bush, and although there are some caveats, the bill generally allows current and retired law enforcement officers who meet certain criteria to carry a concealed firearm nationwide without needing the exact permit issued by each state.

Head of prominent charity that campaigns against child abuse is arrested for ‘trying to arrange to rape multiple children as young as two’

   Davis is the chairman of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict - an organization devoted to ending sexual violence

 Joel Davis, 22, was arrested in New York on Tuesday on child sex abuse charge

    Davis is the chairman of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in     Conflict  an organization devoted to ending sexual violence 

    He is accused of trying to set up sexual encounters between himself and children as young as two years old

    Davis also allegedly solicited an undercover FBI agent to send sexually explicit videos of young children

                                                            More @ Daily Mail

US, Russia set date for Trump-Putin summit

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A foreign affairs adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow and Washington reached an agreement Wednesday on the date and location for a summit between Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump.

Presidential adviser Yuri Ushakov made the announcement after a meeting in Moscow between Putin and U.S. national security adviser John Bolton. The time, venue and other details of the summit will be announced jointly by the Kremlin and the White House on Thursday, Ushakov said.

He said the summit would take place in a third country, but did not name it as part of the plan for a joint declaration with Washington.

More @ WMUR

MAGA Earthquake Hits Minnesota: “The crowd at Trump’s Minnesota rally was 60% Democrat and Independent”…

Quick, with MAGA-shocking news reverberating there’s a mid-west rush on winnamins.

Remember that massive MAGA Trump rally last week in Duluth Minnesota? That would be the 9,000 strong rally where twice as many were turned away?

Well, the data team at MAGA HQ have crunched the numbers and Brad Parscale shares the results:

“The crowd at the Minnesota rally was 60% Democrat and Independent.”

Liberal Writer Warns Trump’s Admin That 70’s Style Bomb Attacks Are Coming To Them

Via John

Wait — Isn’t that inciting violence?

It’s not ok to just disagree in anymore — now there has to be action.

Welcome to 2018 where speech is violence and actual violence is ‘protest’.

Enter extreme leftist and ‘journalist’ Hamilton Nolan.

BS! Man accused of driving into crowd at Charlottesville rally faces federal charges, could receive death penalty

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The man accused of mowing down a counter-protester at last year’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville is now facing federal hate crime charges and could receive the dealth penalty if convicted.

James Alex Fields Jr., a 21-year-old from Ohio, has been charged with one count of a hate crime resulting in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer. He also faces 28 other hate crime charges involving an attempt to kill dozens of other people who were injured, according to an indictment released Wednesday A 30th charge accuses him of "racially motivated violent interference" with a federally protected activity.

More @ Fox

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Retiring!

Via Billy

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Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina.......:)

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he will be retiring from the bench at the end of July.
Kennedy, 81, has been a noted swing vote on the court with his decisions often determine the deciding vote on a court split 4 to 4 between liberals and conservatives even though he was considered a conservative, having been appointed by President Reagan in 1987.

Press release issued by the Supreme Court:

Goodies from Ol' Remus

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 art-remus-ident-04.jpg What happens if white people believe what they're being told and decide to be the worst they can be? What, exactly, would be the down side?
Red Hen Conservative people see this, and they imagine themselves being thrown out of a restaurant, either by the owner or by left-wing protesters, because they are conservative. They see themselves being driven out of the public square by the left — which all the while congratulates itself on its superior morality — and it makes them furious. For the woke left, even trying to eat out with your spouse and your friends at a restaurant is now political, and must be punished.

Published statement by SPLC former spokesman Mark Potok:
2007 -...... We're trying to wreck the groups. We're trying to destroy them. Not to send them to prison unfairly or to take their free speech rights away, but as a political matter to destroy them.
Grace Panetta at Business Insider, reporting on the G7 Summit, about a priceless comment from President Trump to Chancellor Merkel:
"At that point, he stood up, he put his hand in his pocket — his suit jacket pocket — and he took two Starburst candies out, threw them on the table, and said to Merkel: 'Here, Angela. Don't say I never give you anything.'"
 IRS Tea Party persecutor Lois Lerner had help all along: John McCain. Lerner, despite her documented and admitted malfeasance, was
"... allowed to retire comfortably at her Beltway suburbs mansion with a six-figure pension.  That was the price she paid for persecuting dissidents, in exactly the same way crummy, sleazy, slimy third-world dictatorships do".
Aesop at Raconteur Report offers a well considered proposal:
Let's do one more thing: announce that henceforth, anyone ever deported for entering the US illegally will be banned for life from ever visiting the US on a visa, or ever emigrating here legally, and refused any amnesty for cause, even if it's someday offered to those already here. Caught once, banned for life. Caught here a second time: Fly Air Trebuchet home.
  Hopkins World - Police officers reveal the truth about crime & “justice” in the UK ... "I asked serving members of the British Police what it is like to be a police officer in the U.K. today. Their truths will make you weep."

As Merkel teeters, Austria's Kurz seizes the moment as Europe's 'rock star of the new right'

Via Billy

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz gestures while speaking during the Christian Democrat Union (CDU) Business Day in Berlin on June 12, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Krisztian Bocsi. / © 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP

By 24, Sebastian Kurz was a member of the Austrian Cabinet. By 27, he was his country's foreign minister. And by 31, the debonair university dropout with the slicked-back mane and the Hollywood grin became the world's youngest leader.

Now, just six months into his term as chancellor, Kurz is seizing a febrile moment in European politics to make himself into one of the continent's true power players.

In the next few weeks alone, he is trying to seal off Europe from asylum seekers arriving by sea, orchestrate a summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin and, critics say, undermine Germany's Angela Merkel, the most consequential European leader of the past decade.

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POLL: Do You Support Equal Fitness Standards for Men and Women in the Military?

Via John

POLL: Do You Support Equal Fitness Standards for Men and Women in the Military?

NOTE: To vote in our poll, make sure to read to the bottom. You can answer the poll there and let your voice be heard.
The United States military has one job: to protect America and its people. To do that job, it needs to have physically fit soldiers who can all meet a baseline of strength and stamina.

That is why physical fitness standards for men and women in the military should be equal.

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Commie Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez win stuns Democrats, puts new attention on Pelosi

Via Billy

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former campaign organizer for Bernie Sanders, pulled off a stunning upset in New York City on Tuesday by defeating Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., a member of party leadership who was considered all but a shoo-in.

Crowley, 56, a 10-term incumbent from Queens and fierce Trump-basher, was a steady fundraiser for fellow Democrats and was thought by some to be a future speaker of the House.

More @ Fox

'UNHINGED': RNC Releases Campaign Ad Slamming The Political Left

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a brutal campaign ad on Tuesday attacking the political Left ahead of the 2018 midterms, highlighting their extreme rhetoric and actions.

The ad comes after Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) called for the harassment of members of the Trump administration on Saturday. Various members of the Trump administration have already been targeted in recent days including White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

7 Examples from the Last Two Weeks That Show How Dangerous and Insane Liberals Have Become

Via David

The devotees of the party in power are smug and arrogant. The devotees of the party out of power are insane." – Jane’s Law

Liberals specialize in the second half of that equation and Donald Trump’s election has revealed how far down the rabbit hole of fascism and madness they’ve gone. If you told any American ten years ago how badly liberals have behaved in just the last two weeks, they would have thought you were the crazy one for thinking this was possible.

7. New York Gubernatorial Candidate Cynthia Nixon Calls for Us to Get Rid of ICE

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