Believed to be built in the 19th century, Ong Lanh bridge is a name
that, upon its mention, often conjures up tales and myths of Vietnamese
gangsters and criminals.
Cau Muoi Market, which is located underneath the bridge, was
notorious for being the hotbed of crime, gangs and drugs. On the other
side of the bridge, another lesser known market called Ong Lanh Bridge
Market also existed.
While one might be taken aback by the area's reputation, it was also a
bustling marketplace and home to many Saigon traders and
residents. There's a possibility that some of the legends associated with Ong Lanh bridge could also be exaggerated.
I must confess that I feel a bit awkward about reviewing Dr. Boyd Cathey’s outstanding anthology, The Land We Love: The South and its Heritage.
I am, as the reader may notice, mentioned in the preface, along with
Clyde Wilson, as one of the author’s two most significant guides in
preparing these essays. And despite the fact that unlike Clyde I didn’t
write the foreword, I do appear with this eminent Southern historian on
the back cover, as one of several bloggers praising the many fine
qualities of Dr. Cathey’s work.
Notwithstanding my obvious conflict of interests, I did volunteer to
review the book because it illustrates an observation that I’ve been
making for the last forty years, namely, the most provocative writers
for the onetime American conservative movement have been generally
Southerners. Moreover, what’s rendered them worth reading is that their
perspective is unlike the one that has prevailed elsewhere in the US.
Southern conservatives wrote and still do, if this book is any
indication, with a tragic sense born of defeat, an ingrained sense of
place, and an appreciation for older, European conservative traditions.
According to the results
announced during the final night of Miss Universe 2018 aired on
December 16, Miss Universe Vietnam H'Hen Nie bested other 89 contestants
to be listed in the top 5 of the competition.
The result is the furthest Vietnam has ever made in the history of
the country's participation in the contest. No Miss Universe's
Vietnamese contestants in the past have made it to the top 10 finalists
of the competition. The furthest a Vietnamese contestant has ever made
was to the top 15 in 2008.
The contest should not be open to those who have had Plastic Surgery (see above) or are transgender, needless to say.
A longtime associate of late Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain
provided a copy of the infamous Steele dossier to BuzzFeed News,
according to an explosive court filing released Wednesday.
a former State Department official who was an executive at the McCain
Institute, met on Dec. 29, 2016 with BuzzFeed reporter Ken Bensinger,
according to a filing submitted Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge
BuzzFeed published the dossier, which was authored by former British spy Christopher Steele, on Jan. 10, 2017.
In an article printed in the Harvard Business Review, a UCLA professor argued that there are too many white male firefighters in America.
Bendersky, Professor of Management and Organizations at the UCLA
Anderson School of Management, who does research on “gender bias,”
posited “black firefighters still face challenges with social exclusion
and explicit racism,” and “firefighters tend to default to a reductive
set of traits (physical strength evaluated through strict fitness tests,
for example) that serve to maintain white men’s dominance in the fire
A federal judge ruled this week that neither the police nor the
school system had any duty to protect students at Marjory Stoneman
Douglas High during the shooting that claimed 17 lives last year.
District Judge Beth Bloom dismissed a lawsuit filed by several students
of the school. She claims that the duty to protect only applies to
prisoners and others who are being held in state custody involuntarily.
Kids, apparently, are on their own. The motion filed by the judge, according to the Miami Herald,
explains, incredibly, that children in school have "the ability to take
care of themselves." Bloom also argued that the shooter was not a
"state actor." Which is an entirely irrelevant point that nobody
On Tuesday Judge Emmet Sullivan dressed down military hero General
Michael Flynn in federal court. Sullivan called Flynn a man who “sold
out his country” and committed “treason.” He later walked back the
treason part but the damage was already done.
On Wednesday Judge Emmet Sullivan blocked President Trump’s asylum
crackdown and ordered deported illegal aliens to be brought back.
He was supposed to be the ‘good’ DC judge. Boy, were we fooled.
On Tuesday, Republican Rep. Mark Meadows (NC) highlighted an exchange
between himself and James Comey in which the Trump-fired FBI director
repeated a long-debunked claim about the anti-Trump Steele dossier and
then admitted he simply didn't care who was behind the salacious and
still unverified document that helped spark the FBI's "collusion"
one friend and I have talked ad nauseam about our current culture war.
And he agrees, Western Civilization is under attack. Yet, he is so
indroctionated, he is unable to say / admit that not all cultures are
equal. He has been so brow beaten that to admit it would make him
racist. While solidly in the moderately far right. He is terrified of
being thought a racist. He goes into shock every time I proudly brand
myself a racist. No, I’m not but by making that declaration, I stop
every liberals attack. I took back the power of that charge and it is
Don’t agree with a liberal, their first attack,
you’re just racist. I simply don’t let them get to that point. A
preemptive attack by me and they are silenced. Take their meaningless
attack away and most just stand there with a stupid look. They have
never had to think past that point in an argument.
point, he is so indroctionated with the concepts of “multiculturism,”
“inclusion,” “tolerance,” and “equality,” he cannot get past them. He
admits they do not work, they are destroying Western Civilization but
just cannot seem to admit it to himself. Because by admitting these
ideas are evil, he suddenly became a racist. And he just could not live
with himself if he was. I think in time he will accept the truth, but he
isn’t capable today.
The African culture like the Muslim
culture are NOT compatible with Western Civilization culture. I am not
saying we need to change them. But I am saying we need to be sure they
do not change us. Because throughout history there has never been a case
of two cultures coexisting. One culture dominates, and the other is
destroyed, every time.
There is a reason the elites are pushing
to destroy western civilization. Most do not know or realize but it is
only in Western Civilization the individual matters. Below is an excerpt
I got from somewhere, I wish I remembered, I would credit them. But it
says exactly why our cultures are not compatible.
“ This Is Biggest Problem In Africa, Tribal Identity And Culture.
is no concept whatsoever in African tradition that the individual
matters. It's all about the tribe. You are born into a tribe, and that
basically circumscribes most of your life. You work for the good of
the tribe; you die (if necessary) for the good of the tribe (including
older people walking out into the bush to starve if there isn't enough
food, so that what's available will keep the youngsters - the future of
the tribe - alive); you identify so strongly with your tribe that all
others are regarded with, at best, suspicion, if not fear and/or hatred.
You work to strengthen your tribe in every way possible, including by
weakening all other tribes (this is why so many African civil servants
will bend or break all the rules to accommodate their tribe, while
applying them rigorously against the interests of others). ” That
that concept of individual is what the elites want to eliminate. It is
much easier to make slaves from people with no concept of the
individual. There in no other culture in the world that values the
individual. ONLY in western civilization. Eliminate and destroy Western
Civilization and the remaining people are easy to control. They make
good little slaves and drones.
Even knowing and agreeing to
everything above, my friend is still unable to say, “All cultures are
not equal.” He will agree with the differences but to openly admit one
is better. No he is incapable of saying it. That is how deeply people in
general are and have been indroctionated into this liberal concept of
equality. I could rant on for pages, but I have been verbose enough for
this morning. Ya All have a great day and wonderful and Merry Christmas!
May your New Year be blessed by the grace of God.
Late last Friday afternoon, Governor Cooper vetoed the voter ID bill to implement the constitutional amendment that was passed by voters with broad support this year. His only explanation for refusing to enact the will of the people? A tired rehash of unconvincing anti voter ID talking points already rejected by the voters.
Despite the Governor’s personal feelings on voter ID, the fact remains that the constitutional amendment passed with a broad mandate from North Carolinians. The Governor is putting special interests ahead of the people’s will, and that is why yesterday, the North Carolina Senate overrode the Governor’s veto.
The constitutional amendment to require voter ID passed with more than 55 percent of the vote, and we crafted implementing legislation that will secure elections while making it simple, easy, and free to obtain a photo ID for those legally eligible to vote. Despite those facts, Gov. Cooper called the bill, “designed to suppress the rights of minority, poor and elderly voters.”
In his veto message, Gov. Cooper also wrongly opined that this bill does nothing to address the absentee ballot issues that we have recently seen come to light due to questionable activities that appear to implicate candidates from both parties over multiple election cycles. However, this bill was actually amended to include a voter ID requirement for those voting by absentee ballot.
By choosing to ignore the people of N.C., Gov. Cooper has shown his personal beliefs supersede a democratic vote. North Carolinians deserve leaders they can trust to carry out their will, and that is why I am happy we were able to override the Governor’s veto. I fully anticipate that the N.C. House will follow suit today, delivering the election security that voters have overwhelmingly said they desire.