Thursday, May 2, 2019

Tucker: Would Venezuela uprising be good for US?

God Bless long as it isn't Kate Smith singing it + Washington & Jefferson Meet Their Demise

Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee were only the beginning. For anyone that believed American iconoclasm would stop once Confederate statues were removed or “contextualized,” they were rudely awakened last week after the Philadelphia Flyers decided to remove the Kate Smith statue in front of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia due to her “racist” recording history.

They first bagged it, then removed it. This action came on the heels of the New York Yankees banning her rendition of “God Bless America” from the seventh inning stretch. The team had been playing her version since 2001 following the September 11 attacks.
Very interesting!Enjoy!This is a good one.


The Federal Reluctance to Bother John Surratt

There are several anomalies regarding the Lincoln assassination and its aftermath that have not been resolved even to this day. For those folks who like to see all situations all neatly tied up with a nice big red bow, the Lincoln assassination and its environs is not your cup of tea. Too many unresolved situations and unanswered questions, which leads one to believe that not all is as it seems or as it should be.

For instance, there is the situation with John Surratt, one of the Lincoln conspirators and the apparant federal apathy toward doing anything about him after the assassination.

The feds were gung ho to pursue the other alledged conspirators, even to the point of hanging four of them, one of those four being John’s mother, whom I have long maintained was innocent of any wrongdoing in the assassination.

Journalists Versus Plodders

Image result for The Civil War Restudied, J.G. Randall, Journal of Southern History, University of Louisiana Press,

The eminent historian J.G. Randall writes of journalists masquerading as historians who easily reveal themselves, such as when “one of the best magazines of the country palmed off some forged Lincoln and Ann Rutledge letters whose fraudulent character could have been detected by a beginner in historical method.” Newspaper writers and their insatiable need for sensationalism and “breaking news stories” to sell papers or corner viewers takes precedence over facts and evidence. The piece below was written in 1939 when fake history in newspapers and magazines was not unknown.  The Great American Political Divide

Journalists Versus Plodders

“It has been said that in the journalism of our day the reporting function is better performed than the interpretive function. In other words, given the limitations of news gathering in a world of censorship and propaganda, news writers of today are less unsatisfactory than columnists and editorialists.

The historian may easily be tempted to turn commentator or, if you please, columnist. Editorializing or column writing is easy. It usually takes less effort than research. It offers a cue for easy writing. It satisfies a literary impulse. It finds a demand in the minds of many readers. It is popular to spread one’s story on a broad canvas, to deal with generalization or prediction, to deliver over-the-counter a consignment of impressive pronouncements and omniscient finalities.

Such writers get reputations as thinkers; research men are too likely to appear as plodders. Research is tied down; it is the editorialist who soars and sparkles.

Along with this there is another tendency – the inclination to speak slightingly of that individual who is pityingly referred to as the “professional historian.” At times this term seems almost to connote something suspicious or discreditable, as if amateur standing in the historical field constitutes in itself a kind of superiority.

One does not consider amateur standing desirable in chemistry, nor does one often hear the term “professional chemists.” Similarly it might be enough to speak of historians and let it go at that. The competent historian does not need to pay much heed to it, merely making sure that he justify himself at that point where his essential function lies, i.e., in historical investigation, in the discovering and testing of evidence, and the formulating of conclusions that tie up with reliable and adequate proof.”

(The Civil War Restudied, J.G. Randall, Journal of Southern History, University of Louisiana Press, November 1940, Volume VI, Number 4, excerpts pg. 440)

DHS Announces It Will Now Use DNA Tests To Thwart ‘Fake’ Illegal Alien Families

Via Billy

The Trump Administration views itself as bound by the much-ballyhooed but legally erroneous Flores consent decree, which initially covered detention release times merely for unaccompanied alien children at our border, but has been subsequently extended to also cover accompanied alien children. I explained in a Daily Wire op-ed this week:

North Carolina’s State Flag

The original North Carolina Republic flag of 1861 was altered in 1885 with only the red and blue colors rearranged, and the lower date announcing the date of secession changed to “May 20th, 1775,” the date of the Halifax Resolutions. This mattered little as both dates, 1775 and 1861, “places the Old North State in the very front rank, both in point of time and in spirit, among those that demanded unconditional freedom and absolute independence from foreign power. This document stands out as one of the great landmarks in the annals of North Carolina history.”

Militarily invaded and conquered in 1865, North Carolinians were forced to forever renounce political independence, and thus written in a new State constitution imported from Ohio.   The Great American Political Divide

North Carolina’s State Flag

“The flag is an emblem of great antiquity and has commanded respect and reverence from practically all nations from earliest times. History traces it to divine origin, the early peoples of the earth attributing to it strange, mysterious, and supernatural powers.

Indeed, our first recorded references to the standard and the banner, of which our present flag is but a modified form, are from sacred rather than from secular sources. We are told that it was around the banner that the prophets of old rallied their armies and under which the hosts of Israel were led to war, believing, as they did, that it carried with it divine favor and protection.

Since that time all nations and all peoples have had their flags and emblems, though the ancient superstition regarding their divine merits and supernatural powers has disappeared from among civilized peoples. The flag now, the world over, possesses the same meaning and has a uniform significance to all nations wherever found.

It stands as a symbol of strength and unity, representing the national spirit and patriotism of the people over whom it floats. In both lord and subject, the ruler and the ruled, it commands respect, inspires patriotism, and instills loyalty both in peace and in war.

[In the United States], each of the different States in the Union has a “State flag” symbolic of its own individuality and domestic ideals. Every State in the American Union has a flag of some kind, each expressive of some particular trait, or commemorative of some historical event, of the people over which it floats.

The constitutional convention of 1861, which declared for [North Carolina’s] secession from the Union, adopted what it termed a State flag. On May 20, 1861, the Convention adopted the resolution of secession which declared the State out of the Union.

This State flag, adopted in 1861, is said to have been issued to the first ten regiments of State troops during the summer of that year and was borne by them throughout the war, being the only flag, except the National and Confederate colors, used by the North Carolina troops during the Civil War. The first date [on the red union and within a gilt scroll in semi-circular form], “May 20th, 1775” refers to the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence . . . The second date appearing on the State flag is that of “May 20th 1861 . . .”

(The North Carolina State Flag, W.R. Edmonds, Edwards & Broughton Company, 1913, excerpts pp. 5-7)

Milo, Alex Jones, PJW banned by Facebook

Via Tedmund 

Image result for dark lord designs trumpslide

Facebook's most recent banning binge is a little ironic in light of how they wouldn't let me delete my account, so I had to settle for deactivating it last year.
Facebook announced Thursday afternoon that it had designated some high-profile people, including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who's notorious for using anti-Semitic language, and right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as "dangerous" and said it will be purging them from its platforms. 
More @ Vox Popoli

HS Mulls Removing George Washington Murals Because They 'Traumatize' Students & Students demand Thomas Jefferson statue removal

Via Billy

Portrait of George Washington at age 64 renouncing his third term as president, by Gilbert Stuart (American, 1755-1828) (oil on canvas from the White House Collection), 1779.

NYT: New Details Emerge About Connection Of Bidens To Ukrainian Corruption Scandal

Via Billy

Image result for NYT: New Details Emerge About Connection Of Bidens To Ukrainian Corruption Scandal

In a report highlighted by President Trump Wednesday, The New York Times provides new details that have emerged about Hunter Biden’s connection to a Ukrainian political corruption scandal as the government has reopened an investigation into a company which once paid Hunter as much as $50,000 a month. That company, Burisma Holdings, was being targeted by Ukraine's top prosecutor — a prosecutor Hunter's father, Vice President Joe Biden, pressured the Ukrainian government to remove.

Laura Ingraham Fires Back After Biden Says He Wants To ‘Make America Moral Again’

Via Billy

“Joe Biden is going to make us moral again?” the FNC personality asked. “Now, is this the same Joe Biden who was driven out of the race for the presidency years ago amid charges of plagiarism? Or is this the same Catholic Joe who has evolved away from the core teaching of his faith.”
“Remember, Joe was once pro-life and even voted for partial birth abortion bans in 1997 and 2003,” she continued. “But only when that ban was upheld in 2007 by the Supreme Court, Catholic Joe evolved a bit. Several bishops have denied Biden Communion in their diocese due to his rabid abortion advocacy.”
Fox News host Laura Ingraham found Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s claim he wants to “Make America Moral Again” in contrast to President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan a “laugh-out-loud” moment.

On ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday, host Robin Roberts asked Biden what his motto is, noting Trump’s well-known MAGA moniker.

The former Obama administration vice president answered, “Make America Moral Again.”

More @ WJ

Red4Ed movement seen politicizing North Carolina teachers' wage protests

Via John

Teachers and their supporters marched on the state capitol in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, to demand better funding in schools, increased salaries, the expansion of Medicaid, and better mental health services in schools, among other things. (AP Photo/Amanda Morris)

Commie here, commie there

About 20,000 North Carolina teachers and their supporters marched on the state Capitol on the state Capitol on International Workers’ Day as part of the Red4Ed movement, which is backed by the nation’s largest teachers union and has drawn criticism from Republican leaders across the country.

Hoisting placards and sporting red T-shirts, teachers, counselors, bus drivers and cooks took to Raleigh on Wednesday with demands for a new minimum wage, an expansion of Medicaid and the hiring of additional support staff.

Yesterday's Circus

Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., said House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler, took away the committee’s right to hear from Attorney General William Barr by voting to allow extra time for questioning by staff lawyers -- a condition with which Barr said he would not comply.

Barr did not appear for his scheduled appearance before the committee Thursday, because of the “circus political stunt” by Democrats, Collins said. Nadler took away not only the ability of House members to question Barr, Collins said, but he also took away the ability of the American people to hear from him.

“The reason Bill Barr is not here today is because Democrats decided they didn’t want him here,” Collins said.

“Washington pile-ons are never pretty, but this week’s political setup of Attorney General William Barr is disreputable even by Beltway standards,” The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes.

“Democrats and the media are turning the AG into a villain for doing his duty and making the hard decisions that special counsel Robert Mueller abdicated . . . This trashing of Bill Barr shows how frustrated and angry Democrats continue to be that the special counsel came up empty in his Russia collusion probe.”

Click here to read more.

“Democrats spent Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing trying to pin some serious wrongdoing on Attorney General William Barr, or at least on President Trump — and completely struck out,” the New York Post editorial board writes. “As the AG calmly noted, Mueller never claimed Barr’s memo was ‘inaccurate or misleading,’ only that ‘press reporting’ on it was.

Dixieland Needs a Peahen!

Via Susan

Barr: Mueller Told Us He Was NOT Saying That Trump Would Be Charged If He Was Not President

Attorney General William Barr revealed during a hearing on Wednesday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had repeatedly told Barr that he was not indicating that he would have charged President Donald Trump if Trump were not a sitting president.

"Special counsel Mueller stated three times to us in that meeting in response to our questioning that he emphatically was not saying that but for the OLC [Office of Legal Counsel] opinion, he would have found obstruction," Barr told the Senate Judiciary Committee. "He said that in the future, the facts of the case against a president might be such that a special counsel would recommend abandoning the OLC opinion, but this is not such a case."

The Death of a Christian “Knight Without Fear”–RIP Aaron Wolf

A week ago Sunday—Easter Sunday, April 21—Aaron D. Wolf, Executive Editor of Chronicles Magazine, passed away. After what had been for him, his wife Lorrie, and his family one of the best weeks of his life, he was struck down on the Day of Resurrection by a sudden and massive heart attack: Our Lord had called Aaron unto Him.

I got to know Aaron over the past couple of years because I had submitted several articles to him that were then published in Chronicles. We became friends. I knew of his fine writing which appeared in every issue of the magazine, always adding thoughtful insight to each topic he examined.


Image result for Boyd Cathey

Faithful Son

By Donald Livingston

Boyd Cathey is an 11th generation Carolina Tar Heel who was mentored by and worked with Russell Kirk.  The Land We Love: The South and Its Heritage is written reverentially, just as one might reflect on the memory of one’s mother.  For the South is not just any region of the United States, like the Midwest, the Southwest, or even New England.  From 1776 to 1860 the South was at the core of American identity.  In the first 72 years under the Constitution, only five presidents were elected from the North.  None served two terms; whereas five Southern presidents served two terms.  All the territory beyond the original 13 states was acquired by Southern presidents.

As of 1860, the South was America:

Begins after the first article.

So Who IS Buried In John Wilkes Booth’s Grave?

Image result for So Who IS Buried In John Wilkes Booth̢۪s Grave?

I watched an interesting segment on the site on April 29th dealing with some history I had written about somewhere in the distant past. It was narrated by David Knight. I have always enjoyed watching David Knight’s commentary. He is a Christian man who is not ashamed of his faith and he lets you know that in a quiet, humble way.

His commentary on April 29th dealt, in part, with the fact that it does seem that we have been lied to for the past 150 years about whether Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth was really killed at Garrett’s Farm in Virginia and buried in the grave that, supposedly, contains his remains.

It would seem now that= this may not be the case.