Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Reparation Hearing Goes All Wrong, NFL Legend Burgess Owens Tells Dems: You Pay It


Was Dabney a Prophet?

 

The writings of Robert Lewis Dabney (1820–1898) often read like prophecy. After the War Between the States, Dabney wrote essays on a variety of cultural and political issues, both in defense of the South and as an assault on progressivism. Along the way, he made predictions regarding the secularization of public schools, the future of feminism, and the decline of religious freedom.

Dabney on Schools and Religion 

Dabney wrote several essays on education, with the greatest being “Secularized Education” for Libbey’s Princeton Review in 1879. (Dabney’s essays were collected in his four-volume Discussions.) Dabney opposed the public school movement taking place in Virginia for several reasons. First and foremost, he argued that education belongs to parents and the private sector, not the state. He further argued that true education has the Bible as its foundation and moral formation as its end, and he knew public schools would inevitably become secularized.

'White People & Farming'

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Don't let the Old Man In

Via Charles Mark "Some words of wisdom here, for all of us." 50th Class Reunion Greenbrier Military School

FBI, warned early and often that Manafort file might be fake, used it anyway

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When the final chapter of the Russia collusion caper is written, it is likely two seminal documents the FBI used to justify investigating Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign will turn out to be bunk.

And the behavior of FBI agents and federal prosecutors who promoted that faulty evidence may disturb us more than we now know.

The first, the Christopher Steele dossier, has received enormous attention. And the more scrutiny it receives, the more its truthfulness wanes. Its credibility has declined so much that many now openly question how the FBI used it to support a surveillance warrant against the Trump campaign in October 2016.

More @ The Hill

In the Bag

Via Billy

Haunting: New Article Lays Out What Likely Happened to that Missing Malaysian Airliner

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From time to time, an article is so compelling, so well-written, so unavoidably excellent, that it simply must be shared.  The Atlantic's just-released upcoming cover story about the fate of a Malaysian Airlines jet that mysteriously vanished more than five years ago is one of those pieces. Writer William Langewiesche cuts through the conspiracy theories and marshals the best available evidence to paint a detailed and convincing picture of what very likely occurred on that doomed flight.

More @ Townhall

'Highly Unusual': DOJ Steps in to Stop Manafort's Move to Rikers

Via Billy

'Highly Unusual': DOJ Steps in to Stop Manafort's Move to Rikers

In what media are terming an "unusual" and "unprecedented" move, the Department of Justice has intervened to stop authorities from transferring Paul Manafort to New York's controversial Rikers Island penitentiary. The former Donald Trump campaign manager will remain in a minimum security prison in Loretto, Pennsylvania for his money laundering crimes.

More @ Townhall

American Diplomacy Under Tyler and Polk

 

A review of American Diplomacy under Tyler and Polk (Johns Hopkins, 1907) by Jesse S. Reeves.

Both as an interesting chapter in the history of the diplomacy of the United States, and as dealing with an important and but recently exploited period of our national politics, Dr. Jesse S. Reeves’s American Diplomacy under Tyler and Polk is a timely and welcome work, which embodies the lectures delivered in 1906 before the Johns Hopkins Uni­versity, upon the Albert Shaw foundation in diplomatic history. To the lectures as then delivered Dr. Reeves has added as two concluding chapters, one which contains the report of Mackenzie, delegated by Polk to confer with Santa Anna at Havana, in June, 1846 (here printed for the first time), and one upon the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which appeared in the American Historical Review for January, 1905. The sources of the book are found, first in the state papers, and the corre­spondence of Webster, Calhoun, and other leading actors in the tangled negotiations of this period, and secondly in the diary of President Polk of which Dr. Reeves has made a careful and critical study. Thus excel­lently documented the volume is of importance to all who wish to work in this field, while the easy style in which the book is written invites the attention of the general reader and will make it serviceable to younger students.

Tom Fitton: Obama State Dept. was ‘At the Center of the Storm’ over Anti-Trump Dossiers

Via Cousin John


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Garden Update

 
4 Plots. Oscar, the Peacock, ate the Collards, hence the fencing.  They did come back though.






Picked at two weeks which was too late.

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A Jeffersonian Leader: William Branch Giles

 

Among the Virginia worthies who as yet have not inspired chronicles of their careers, there is no more conspicuous name than that of William Branch Giles. It is true that no historian narrating the period I790-1830 has failed to give him mention, but no study of his career has been presented to the public. Such knowledge as is generally possessed of his character and achievements has been secured from biographies and histories written, as a rule, from a point of view antagonistic to the famous Virginian. This meagre information has usually been presented in such bitter language as to arouse suspicion of the correctness of the facts and their interpretation.

In Lodge’s Alexander Hamilton, Giles is spoken of as “a rough, brazen, loud-voiced Virginian, fit for any bad work, no matter how des­perate.”[1] But Mr. Henry Cabot Lodge is a worshipper of Hamilton, whom Giles hated, and an exponent of broad con­struction, which Giles bitterly fought. In Adams’s life of John Randolph, he is spoken of as a man “whom no man ever trusted without regret.”[2] And in Morse’s life of John Quincy Adams, it is asserted that “Giles’ memory is now preserved solely by the connection he established with the great and hon­orable statesmen of the Republic by a course of ceaseless at­tacks upon them.”[3] The standard work on the period of Giles’s prominence, Mr. Henry Adams’s History of the United States during the Administrations of Jefferson and Madison, hardly mentions the name of Giles without harsh epithets. In reading these accounts, one cannot but remember that Giles was a bitter enemy of John Quincy Adams, Mr. Henry Adams’s grandfather, and that Mr. Morse is the admiring biographer.

California’s New Sex-ed Regime Is Worse Than You Can Imagine

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California schools plan to teach aberrant sex practices and sexual-identity confusion at school — normalizing mental illness and perverse, immoral, and dangerous sex practices.

Over one in four California children ages 12 through 17 now identifies as “gender non-conforming,” according to a recent study by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In other words, more than a fourth of the state’s boys do not accept the fact that they are male, and similar numbers of girls refuse to accept being female. But if policymakers in the Golden State get their way, this is only the beginning of another revolution that will make the “Sexual Revolution” seem tame by comparison. And they are getting their way — and then some.

More @ New American

Judge says MLGW must pay fired worker with pro-Confederate views

Via Susan Lee


 

U.S. District Judge Jon McCalla has ruled that a former Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division employee who was fired from his job over his pro-Confederate views is due nearly $160,000 in back pay and benefits and must be rehired.

McCalla ruled the employee, Michael Goza, was discriminated against based on his race. The judge also said Goza's  constitutional rights to free speech and equal protection under the law were violated.

As a result, MLGW has been ordered to pay Michael Goza $159,826.90 in back pay and benefits, along with $30,000 in compensatory damages.

Daddy's Prize Belgian Stud "Trigger"

Bleak House consisted of 1,200 acres and Mr. Jenkins, Daddy's foreman above, lived in the  antebellum house which has a story of a 'visit'  by the Yankee's .  I went with Daddy when he delivered Mrs. Jenkins last baby.
Green Acres comprised 800 acres. I caught a Catfish with a lure! in the pond above but lost him even though I grabbed him briefly. I worked on the farms during the summer.
Marshall, Virginia February 12, 1979. The well was not used except for the time my Mother threw my $5 pistol down it when I was very young. :)

Muslim Enclaves In US

Via Cousin John


U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Uphold Ban on Double Jeopardy & Protect Citizens From Successive Prosecutions by Fed and State for the Same Crime

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The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to protect citizens from being prosecuted for the same crime by federal and state governments, a fundamental right enshrined in the Fifth Amendment’s Double Jeopardy Clause.

In a 7-2 ruling in Gamble v. United States, the Supreme Court affirmed the “separate sovereigns” rule, an exception to the Double Jeopardy doctrine that allows states and the federal government to prosecute a person successive times for the same act, even if the person is found not guilty in the first trial. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Neil Gorsuch dissented, warning that the Court’s majority had failed to recognize that the people—not the government—should be the ultimate sovereigns of power. The Rutherford Institute filed an amicus brief in Gamble, arguing that the “separate sovereigns” doctrine exception—which recognizes federal and state governments as separate sovereigns with distinct prosecutorial powers—violates the Fifth Amendment by enabling the government to abuse its power to prosecute, which is reflected the nation’s harsh and overly-punitive criminal justice system

Species from two different planets

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When Normality Became Abnormal: Victor Davis Hanson

Via John


Donald Trump is many things. But one thing he is not is a defender of the 2009-2016 status quo and accepted progressive convention. Since 2017, everything has been in flux. Lots of past conventional assumptions of the Obama-Clinton-Romney-Bush generation were as unquestioned as they were suspect. No longer.

Everyone knew the Iran deal was a way for the mullahs to buy time and hoard their oil profits, to purchase or steal nuclear technology, to feign moderation, and to trade some hostages for millions in terrorist-seeding cash, and then in a few years spring an announcement that it had the bomb.

Why Asians Should Leave the Democratic party

Via John


Monday, June 17, 2019

T.L.Davis Newsletter 009

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For a good period of time there has been a grace period during which any good patriot has been preparing themselves for the coming chaos. There are a lot of moving parts going into 2020 and as usual, most people are focusing on one or the other of theirmmost important issues, meaning that patriots are diffused andmlooking in different directions when they only need to focus on one.

2020 is not just an election, it is a moment of demarcation, between this nation and the next. While I could as easily argue that this nation ceased a long time ago, let’s for a moment agree that the remnants of a republic have remained in whatever disfigured condition it may be in. The real question on the ballot is whether America will become a socialist nation, corrupting any remaining institutions of the republic and capitalism, beginning with the electoral college.

The idea of the electoral college is to ensure that smaller, less populous states continue to have a voice in any national election. If a president is to be elected to rule over the entire nation, then every state must have a voice in choosing that office.

But, since the electoral college has denied the socialist/communist forces in America, it must be done away with. In other words, what they cannot dominate, they must corrupt to the point of irrelevancy.

The destruction of the electoral college would ensure that only the states securely under socialist/communist control will be required to secure the presidency and that every other state
will be irrelevant. This is exactly what the founders wanted to prevent.

The Supreme Court is another target of the socialist/communists since it is no longer under liberal control. I would offer that it is still under liberal control in the sense that it has almost from its inception been used to gain political power rather than to uphold the Constitution. The socialist/communist power triangle of media, academia and politics has ensured that even conservative justices recognize that the Constitution is not the last word, they are and they use their power to control society more than liberate it from political despots.

What patriots should be focusing on is making sure that friends and family understand that when they vote Democrat again, they will, in effect be voting for socialist communism. It is not democratic socialism as Bernie Sanders claims. Socialist communism is a means whereby a socialist system retains aspects of capitalism that allows creation of powerful corporations so long as those corporations pursue the socialist communist agenda and are destroyed by regulation if they do not.

Since socialism is a waypoint on the road to communism, the focus is on socialism as a ruse, but allowing Democrats the latitude to call themselves democratic socialists is a mistake. They are socialist communists and for the average

Democrat voter to understand that is at least important, because there is no middle ground.

Everything Alexandria Ocasio Cortez says will become their agenda as stupefyingly ignorant as that
would be.

The reason all of this political nonsense is important, when the outcome is almost ensured by illegal voters and the corruption of the system is nearly complete enough to get any outcome they want, is because the 2020 election is the demarcation point.

What I mean by that is this last election, as corrupt as it is, is the moment when whatever preparations have been made will be needed no matter which way it goes. Obviously, if the Democrats win and put the final cap on the republic and capitalism, that will require a response. Or, the Republicans will
win and the Democrats will literally come apart at the seams. The Democrats might not even get past their own convention before they reveal to your friends and neighbors how deeply communist they really are, as hard as the media will try to hide that fact or normalize it.

Deep within every patriot is the knowledge that America is gone and there is no way to revive it. Also, there is the hope, the belief that the people they know are not as willing to go down
the road of communism that the Democrats believe they are. So they have been too forgiving and tolerant. I suggest that comes to an end in 2020.

A patriot will be willing to act on their own to show their unwillingness to live under a socialist communist system. A lot of of people would like me to spell all of this out, but if that is needed, I would be communicating with the wrong people. I believe in America, the republic and the individual. As they say, when freedom is outlawed, every act of freedom is a crime. You can thank a Republican president and a conservativeSupreme Court for that.

It is hard to understand that everything that represents a nation one loved, fought for and believed in is gone, but once onecan look at the symbols of the nation and see them for the fraud they are, the lie they represent, action against those who corrupted it is duty.

 
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Emily, my first child born in Saigon and family!


 
 Xuyen and Emily at 141 Tran Quy Cap, Saigon 1970
 
141 Tran Quy Cap, Saigon 1970
   
Emily, Virginia and my 1952 Citroën. 1973/74. Virginia was born in Saigon also. Emily at St. Paul's and Virginia at Việt Mỹ, Vietnamese American Hospital which proven far inferior to St. Paul's.

The All-American Couple Deemed Too Dangerous to Live

 
 Clyde was partial to the Browning Automatic Rifle for its prodigious firepower and maneuverable chassis. He called it his Scattergun for the way it scattered a crowd.
 
Bonnie Parker was both cute and flirtatious. Here she is shown at work in the Dallas diner where she served Ted Hinton, the man who ultimately killed her.

Bonnie Elizabeth Parker was born in 1910 and stood all of 4’11” tall. The second of three children, Bonnie was nobody from nowhere. Her father was a bricklayer who died when she was four. This unfortunate young lady came of age in a single parent home at the height of the Great Depression. Such sordid circumstances made a person desperate for something, anything, better.

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Trump Pushes a Major Win for Hunters and Anglers: Access to Huge Swaths of Previously Off-Limits Land

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As part of President Donald Trump’s commitment to open public lands to the public, his administration has proposed expanding access at federally controlled wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries by more than 1.4 million acres.

The proposal is currently up for public comment and could take effect this fall.
“He’s basically said, ‘Git-R-Done,’” Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said of Trump in an interview, according to the Washington Examiner.

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Virginia Beach Demonstrates The Failure Of Gun Control

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  • A Houston man fired several rounds while fighting off five home invaders this year, utilizing his AK-47 as his primary means of defense;
  • A Florida man used his AR-15 to fire 30 rounds while fighting off seven intruders in the early hours of an April Sunday morning in 2018; and,
  • Then there’s the Texas woman who wished she could have had an AR-15 or AK-47. She used a revolver in defense of two attackers in her home, firing all her rounds and severely wounding one intruder in the stomach. But she completely missed the second assailant.
When he heard the clicking sound, he turned and savagely beat her. The homeowner survived, but she has promised to buy a new gun — one with a good-sized magazine. Good thing, because she needs it.

The calls for more gun control are in full swing.

Following the Virginia Beach mass shooting last Friday, Democrat presidential hopefuls are lining up to restrict the rights of honest Americans and to shred the Second Amendment.

The comments from socialist Bernie Sanders are typical. In the aftermath of the shooting, he blasted the gun lobby for “controlling Congress” and called for more “gun safety legislation” as the panacea for every societal ill. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam followed with his own calls for specific gun restrictions.

But in the midst of all the hyperbole, there was one inadvertent admission. The chief of police in Virginia Beach — a gun control advocate himself — admitted that additional gun control would not have made a difference.

Here’s why Chief James Cervera is right on this point.