Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Taking Root

When I was growing up, I had a beautiful girlfriend for a good while and one day my Mother said facetiously, but not really, :) it would be nice if you and Louise wed, as one of Daddy's farms adjoins theirs.  I imagine it still happens today.

A review of Taking Root: The Nature Writing of William and Adam Summer of Pomaria by James Kibler (editor) and Wendell Berry (Foreword) (University of South Carolina Press, 2017).

Perhaps land is more important to the Southern tradition than any other aspect of the region’s experience. Historians continue to grapple with questions that ask how Southerners understood land and nature. In fact, no honest scholar of the South’s intellectual history can deny the overwhelming role of land in shaping how Southern people viewed their world. Dr. James Everett Kibler’s diligent study into the life and career of South Carolina nurserymen and botanists William and Adam Summer contributes much to the larger, long-view story of Southern agrarianism. Kibler brings to light the historical significance of the Summer brothers, gentlemen whom horticultural scholar James Cochran refers to as among the most important plantsmen of the antebellum South.

Nine Lies the Media Are Telling You About Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., during a town hall style gathering in Woburn, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Spreading lies to benefit the Democrat Party is what the establishment media do. For example, over the weekend, NBC News fabricated the lie that President Trump gushed over Confederate General Robert E. Lee. This was a deliberate lie to smear Trump as racist, and it was only corrected by NBC after the lie had run its course.

Over the same weekend, CNN crafted its own lie to make Donald Trump Jr. look racist.
The media lie. And then the media lie some more. And now the media are lying about Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and her debacle of a DNA test. These are lies of omission and commission, but they are still lies because the media are desperate to mislead and deceive. With all that in mind…
Here are the establishment media’s 9 biggest lies surrounding Warren’s Indian ancestry and DNA test…
  1. Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test Shows “Strong Evidence” of American Indian Ancestry

More @ Breitbart

Winning: Job Openings Hit New Record High of 7.1 Million

U.S. job openings rose to a new record high in August, an indication that the U.S. economy continued to expand rapidly as the trade war with China escalated and Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas.

The monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, released by the Labor Department on Tuesday showed job openings rose to 7.136 million. Economists had forecast 6.9 million.

The prior month was revised up to 7.077 million, the first time this number has ever exceeded 7 million. Until April of 2017, there had never been more than 6 million job openings.

Job openings are a measure of labor demand. Nonfarm payrolls have increased by an average of 201,000 over the last 12 months. Unemployment fell to 3.7 percent in September.

JOLTS is one of the job market metrics closely watched by the Federal Reserve. Economists expect the U.S. central bank will announce another rate hike in December, a move Fed officials describe as “normalizing” interest rates.

Fears that the central bank could move rates up too rapidly have recently caused turmoil in the stock market. President Donald Trump has criticized the Fed’s rate hikes, calling the bank’s tightening policy “loco.”

The number of hires in August reached a series high of 5.8 million.

There were 488,000 job vacancies in manufacturing in August, a slight decline from July’s 496,000. Vacancies in construction rose by 12,000 to 298,000. Professional and business services openings leapt up to 1.3 million from 1.2 million.

Donald Trump's 2020 fundraising haul is totally and completely unprecedented

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Trump is a political planet unto himself. Normal rules of gravity don't apply. He does what he wants, when he wants and how he wants. Including raise money. Lots and lots of money.
 On Monday night, President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign announced that it had raised in excess of $18 million over the past three months, a haul that means the incumbent has already raised $106 million for a race that is more than two years away.

That's a stunning -- and totally unprecedented -- amount of money for a sitting president to have collected less than two years into his first term. 
Look, I get it. Money has become so plentiful in American politics -- every two years cash floods the system through a variety of super PACs and other newfangled entities aimed at skirting campaign finance law -- that there's a tendency, even among political junkies, to get a little glassy-eyed when it comes to talk of unprecedented amounts of money being harvested earlier and earlier in the election cycle.
But, Trump's haul IS a big deal -- even amid that reality. Here's proof -- in the form of a comparison between Trump's fundraising at this point to his two predecessors in the job:
More @ CNN

Video Shows ‘Antifa Started The Fight’ In NYC, But NYPD Looks to Charge 9 Proud Boys

Media embrace of Warren’s 1/1,024th heritage an epic failure & Trump Should Take DNA Test; May Be ‘More Native American Than Warren’

And, as if conservatives and/or Trump supporters needed any more motivation to get to the polls in three weeks, prominent Democrats such as Obama 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina questioned why Warren would put the party on the defensive following the disastrous confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, which ended up being a huge momentum boost for the GOP, if polls showing huge jumps in party enthusiasm are any indication.
Per a new ABC-Washington Post poll, the blue team now somehow trails the red team by 1 point in 66 toss-up districts on the generic ballot.
It's hard to overstate just how spectacularly poor Elizabeth Warren's decision was to tout an analysis of her DNA results showing she is Native American — as in possibly 1/1,024th Native American.

At first glance, on Monday morning — just three weeks out from a crucial midterm election, out of absolutely nowhere — when the progressive heroine decided to go ahead with this announcement, things looked pretty good, at least from a media perspective.

More @ The Hill


“I think he should take the test himself and just troll her"

Metaphor Alert: Hillary Clinton's Scooby Van Crashes Into Wall At Campaign Event For Bob Menendez


"Wet Noodle Warrior"

Via Craig

Behold, White Man--The Wall!

Via Nancy

4 From the WH

 Chart to accompany Moore article of Oct. 14, 2018.

“The Obama administration released thousands of unaccompanied alien children to criminal sponsors,” Dr. Jason Piccolo, a former ICE Supervisor, writes in the Washington Examiner. “I know because I was the Homeland Security whistleblower who legally came forward in late 2015 to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel and to Sen. Chuck Grassley’s office about the releases. And I thought it was wrong. Only now is this serious and dangerous problem finally being dealt with.”

In Fox News, CMS Administrator Seema Verma writes that usually this time of year is greeted with dread, as millions of Americans have had to purchase health insurance in the volatile Obamacare exchange with its skyrocketing premiums. “The Trump administration inherited this market chaos and, once President Trump took office, he acted immediately to help people harmed by ObamaCare. The results of his immediate action are already showing.”

In The Washington Post Amy Goldstein and Carolyn Y. Johnson report that the Trump Administration is proposing a new rule requiring pharmaceutical companies to list the price of medicines on television ads—“the boldest in a series of efforts by the Trump administration to curb rampant drug spending.”

“For those on the left and right who were certain that Donald Trump’s presidency meant the end of global free trade . . . think again,” Stephen Moore writes in The Washington Times. The mostly tariff-free North American trade zone resulting from the new deal with Mexico and Canada “was Ronald Reagan’s vision nearly four decades ago — and that legacy will now live on for hopefully many years to come.”

Project Veritas: "People just can't know that." McCaskill Hides Agenda from Voters, "semi-automatic rifle ban"

Former Trump Campaign Official Carter Page Sues DNC and Perkins Coie Law Firmaa

Justice Antonin Scalia’s Son Says What His Dad Would Have Thought About Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Fight

Via Cousin John

Christopher Scalia, son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, said his father would not have been surprised by the drama surrounding Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

“Would he have been surprised by the heated debate, political maneuvers, protests, last-minute delays and uncorroborated allegations of sexual misconduct that we saw during now
Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation process?” Christopher wrote in an op-ed for Fox News Thursday.

“I don’t think he would have been shocked by the no-holds-barred fight over a Supreme Court vacancy, either,” Christopher continued. “He long ago warned Americans about the excessive intrusion of politics into the judicial appointment process. And he explained that a large share of the blame belongs to the justices themselves.”

Vietnam War Models

Via Pham van Thach

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Could be my car except this one isn't covered with bullet holes. :)