Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Black Southerners in American Wars

President Trump recently used his executive powers to designate a national monument to honor African Americans’ role as soldiers during the War Between the States. The monument will be a 380-acre site in Kentucky to commemorate Camp Nelson, which was one of the largest recruitment stations for the United States Colored Troops. The unfortunate reality is that the monument will probably not have any information about black Confederates. This would be a mistake by the President, as there are many black Southerners that served proudly during Late Unpleasantness. It’s also a shame to only focus on the years 1861-1865, as black Americans have been contributing greatly to military affairs since the beginning.

Forrest McDonald and the Art of History

A review of Recovering the Past: A Historian’s Memoir (University Press of Kansas, 2004) by Forrest McDonald

“History is marble, and remains forever cold, even under the most artistic hand, unless life is breathed into it by the imagination. Then the marble becomes flesh and blood—then it feels, it thinks, it moves, and is immortal.” —Charles Gayarré (1805-1895)

It is often the case that geniuses defy simple categorization as adherents of a particular school of thought or as exemplars of a particular genre. One thinks, for instance, of Ludwig van Beethoven, who is said with some truth to bridge the classical and romantic periods of music. Though such modes of thinking can be helpful in making sense of the creator’s creations, the best approach to understanding an artist or writer is to consider him on his own terms. Of course, understanding someone in context is important, but in focusing too much on context and intellectual genealogy, individuals can be reduced to mere byproducts of others’ influences instead of being seen as creative actors in their own right.

The Cost of a Time Machine: 1966 Mustangs now being built

Via Billy

You can legally buy a brand-new car without a single air bag or any of the saaaaaaaaafety equipment mandated by the government since the late 1960s.

No back-up camera, ABS, TCS or black box data recorder.

 Not even a seat belt buzzer

 65' Hi-Po, mine was a '65
A car you can see out of, too – that doesn’t need a back-up camera. Doesn’t try to parent you – and never nags you.

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Judge Sentencing General Flynn Demands to See FBI 302 Documents on Flynn Ambush Interview

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Congressional investigators have long suspected the 302 summary notes on Flynn were altered to make it appear he was lying.

Judge Sullivan, who is assigned to General Flynn’s case is demanding to see the FBI summary 302 report about the ambush Flynn interview according to a new court filing.


Counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok showed up to the White House on January 24th, 2017 along with Special Agent Joe Pientka to interview General Flynn; the meeting was arranged by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

Flynn was told not have his lawyer with him and soon after the FBI agents began to question him he realized he was being ambushed over his phone calls to Russian Ambassador Kislyak.

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Nolte: FBI’s McCabe Exposed in Dishonest Michael Flynn Setup

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Disgraced former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tricked Michael Flynn into meeting with FBI agents without having an attorney present, reports the Washington Examiner’s Byron York.

According to the Flynn sentencing documents, to ensure then-national security adviser Flynn was as vulnerable as possible, when McCabe set up the January 24, 2017, meeting between Flynn and two FBI agents, he told Flynn that “the quickest way to get this done was to have a conversation between [Flynn] and the agents only.”

This was just four days after Trump took office.

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Michael Cohen Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison


 US President Donald Trumps former attorney Michael Cohen arrives at US Federal Court in New York on December 12, 2018, where he is expected to be sentenced after pleading guilty to a number of charges. - The hour of judgment has come for Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal …

A federal judge in New York sentenced Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, to three years in prison Wednesday for crimes including tax evasion, making hush-money payments, and lying to Congress about past business dealings in Russia.

U.S. District Judge William Pauley III said he will allow Cohen to voluntarily surrender to prison on March 6 and ordered the former Trump lawyer to pay a $50,000 fine for making false statements to lawmakers. Cohen must also pay a forfeiture of $500,000 and $1.4 million in restitution. Prior to sentencing Cohen, Pauley told the courtroom that the former Trump lawyer pled guilty to a “veritable smorgasbord of fraudulent conduct.” Further, Pauley said that Cohen “appears to have lost his moral compass” and that he “should have known better” than to dodge taxes, lie to Congress and violate campaign finance laws.

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WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: A Story of Massive Democrat Voter Fraud

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My adopted home state of Nevada just went all blue. Nevada offers lessons for the entire national GOP for what happens when you allow illegal aliens to vote in your state.

There is no election integrity in Nevada. That’s a nice way of saying I believe voter fraud is rampant.
Problem #1. Illegal aliens legally get driver’s licenses in Nevada

Trump Tells Pelosi, Schumer He'll 'Own' The Shutdown To Force Border Security Funding

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump broke with typical Republican protocol and openly announced that he’d be willing to shut down the government if it meant securing funding for his border wall.

Facing down incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in the Oval Office, Trump dismissed calls to negotiate behind closed doors and announced that he’d be more than willing to take the blame for such a shutdown. “I will be the one to shut it down,” Trump said. “I will take the mantle of shutting it down … I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck.”

Mark Levin: A time for truth

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1. A sitting president CANNOT be indicted. That’s official DOJ policy since 1973. Neither the Special Counsel nor the Southern District of New York (SDNY) nor Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein can defy that 45-year-old policy.

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