Saturday, March 28, 2020

#TakeEmDown Comes to Yankeetown


From Dylann Roof to Harvey Weinstein

Many of us predicted it.  The war on American monuments and memorials wouldn’t stop with just stop with Confederate ones.  It wasn’t hard to figure out, but the answer was always, ‘yeah, but they’re not going after Northern “civil war” monuments.

And of course we said, “what about the 54th MA Infantry monument” which was vandalized in Boston with the usual red paint, and an extra touch of the breakage of the white officer’s sword on the bronze relief monument.

And their response was always “yeah, but that was blacks”.  And we thought “that makes no sense, are you a racist?”

But NOW, we’re getting onto the track that led to a slippery slope in Florida resulting in the removal of 4 of the state’s most historic and most prominent Southern veterans memorials, two of which were in HISTORIC DISTRICTS.

“What is happening, now?” you may ask?  The State of  New Jersey is considering  removing one of its two honorees in Statuary Hall in the Capitol in Washington, D.C.  Which one?  Another old white guy – Gen. Philip Kearney, Jr., a Federal general who died at the 2nd Battle of Manassas.

‘Off the charts’: Virus hotspots grow in middle America; Illinois infant with virus dies

Via Billy

Social distancing impacting families saying goodbye to their loved ones

The coronavirus continued its unrelenting spread across the United States, pummeling major cities like New York, Detroit, New Orleans and Chicago, where an infant that tested positive for the virus died Saturday. It made its way, too, into rural America, where hotspots erupted in ski havens in the Rockies and small towns in the Midwest.

Elsewhere, Russia announced a full border closure while in parts of Africa, pandemic prevention measures took a violent turn, with Kenyan police firing tear gas and officers elsewhere seen on video hitting people with batons.

Worldwide infections surpassed the 650,000 mark with more than 30,000 deaths as new cases also stacked up quickly in Europe, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. leads the world in reported cases with more than 115,000, but five countries exceed its death toll of around 1,800: Italy, Spain, China, Iran and France. Italy alone now has more than 10,000 deaths, the most of any country.

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Wacko Rep. Haley Stevens causes disruption in House expressing solidarity with health care

Via The Daily Timewaster

Decline of Home Invasions Projected

Via The Feral Irishman

GOA and GOC Thank the Trump Administration for Designating Firearms Industry as Essential

 Gun Owners of America

President Trump’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has revised its guidance of critical infrastructure to include the firearms industry as part of the Essential Critical Infrastructure.

This revision comes shortly after Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners of California (GOC) sent a letter to the administration urging inclusion of the firearms industry.

The guidance specifically includes “[w]orkers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges” as part of the Essential Critical Infrastructure.

More @ GOA

An officer-involved shooting in Newburgh resulted in rioting after a city councilman lied.

Via Shannon

Newburgh City Councilman Omari Shakur posted a video on Facebook right after the incident that said “an unarmed black man” had been shot and killed by police, Mid Hudson News reported. Shakur referred to the officers as “pigs” and said they are “killers.”
 The City of Newburgh released bodycam images Saturday from an officer-involved shooting after a city councilman incited rioting by claiming the suspect was unarmed.

“Normally in an investigation of this type of incident we would not be releasing images this early in the investigation,” District Attorney David Hoovler said, according to Record Online. “However, to allay community concerns, which quite frankly have been stoked by misinformation coming from a city official, we are releasing these images showing the armed man discharging his gun.”

The images clearly show that the suspect had a pistol in his hand.

Key West

Via Kirk

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Pictures: Medical Detection Dogs Training to Sniff out Coronavirus

 MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: "Freya" correctly detects a sample of malaria from a row of sample pots at the "Medical Detection Dogs" charity headquarters on March 27, 2020 in Milton Keynes, England. The charity is currently working with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to test …

Medical sniffer dogs in Britain will be trained to sniff out coronavirus.

The charity Medical Detection Dogs is conducting trials in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Durham University to expand their dogs’ skill set beyond sniffing out malaria, cancer, low blood sugar, and Parkinson’s disease.

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Trump's VA Steps Up Again

The VA is ten times better since Trump came in. Now they also have telehealth appointments.

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Trump authorizes call-up of military reservists to active duty

Via Billy

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order authorizing the secretaries of homeland security and defense to call up military and Coast Guard reservists to active duty, the White House said. 
 Under the order, the two secretaries are authorized to order reservists from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard to active duty for up to two years “not to exceed 1,000,000 members on active duty at any one time.”

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On Trump: An American Teacher and a Vietnamese Refugee

Via Phạm Hồng Ngọ

 Những tượng đài lịch sử VN ở California - BBC News Tiếng Việt

The following paragraph is the voice of a citizen, Mrs. Anita Young an American  teacher who teaches kindergarten and is at the age of retirement but has not retired. Grandma's post on Facebook got attention:
" I am so upset, I need to write this: I have lived through many presidential times from John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Bush and Obama. In my life I have never seen or heard of a President being scrutiny through his every word, insulted by the public that he wants to hurt that person, slandered, mocked, insulted and lied . I also have never heard their wives or children threatened, attacked and defamation.


 TT. Trump is a chosen President, not a government robber. He is the President of the United States, when he travelled abroad always received according to rituals, including America's enemies.

American citizen will surely feel insulted if his President is insulted.
Those who insult TT. Trump is they insulted America. So who are they?

America's enemies are not so bad to hook up Trump's words. Some migrants are living in the United States to carry themselves and their families successfully but still try to fight the President. And it hurts more when they stand for Democracy borrowing the Socialist to earn votes for political plot. Americans if being fooled victims are not surprised because they haven't lived with Socialism one day, but if those who have ever lived with Socialism must understand it and still not wise, it's a pity.
If Americans choose one of their President, the people will adjust in July.

The following paragraph is the voice of a citizen who has spent the President's life. Mrs. Anita Young is an American teacher who teaches kindergarten who is at the age of failure but has not retired. Grandma's post on Facebook got attention:

"I am so upset, I need to write this: I have lived through many presidential times from John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Bush and Obama. In my life I have never seen or heard of a President being scrutiny through his every word, insulted by the public that he wants to hurt that person, slandered, mocked, insulted and lied . I also have never heard their wives or children threatened, attacked and defamation.

I'm really embarrassed for those who feel the need to constantly criticize the President of the United States. I am ashamed of the cruel, haters, cruel, ethical, and news reporters feel they have the right to deliberately lie and do what they are doing. Other Presidents, after they were elected and sworn in inauguration, were never attacked every day like this man. They are not in newspaper 24/7 to be dissected by all their speech, always pressured to do this or the other, and never supported to do important work needed to be done . No President has been barriers from permission to do what he was elected, but also undergo many lawsuits at the federal court level. While he did right by his position, which other US Presidents did the same before.


More Than 9,000 Retired Army Medical Personnel Return to Help Fight Wuhan Coronavirus

Via Billy

Awesome: More Than 9,000 Retired Army Medical Personnel Return to Help Fight Wuhan Coronavirus

We’re in a state of emergency. The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak has spread to all 50 states. There are over 85,000 cases, and at least 1,200 deaths. New York City accounts for nearly half of the cases, but New Orleans could be the next hotbed. Mardis Gras is to blame. In NYC, the Chinese New Year festivities were also celebrated. In both cases, the risk of exposure is through the roof. All aspects of American industry have mobilized to do their part in combating this disease. My Pillow is shifting gears, making medical masks at a rate of 10k-50k a day. Seventy-five percent of its production capacity will be devoted to this effort. Distilleries are now making hand sanitizer. Apple has a new app that screens for Wuhan virus symptoms and a website that serves as a nerve center for the latest information on the virus as well. The tech giant does stress that this rollout does not serve as a substitute for the many health protocols recommended by experts.

More @ Townhall

Pandemic Response: Just How Evil Are the Democrats?


With the Chinese plague now affecting 199 countries, people around the world are focusing their ire on the source of the problem – Communist China. They know that, had the ChiComs come clean from the beginning, not destroyed data and lab samples, openly shared information about the virus, and implemented containment procedures just three weeks earlier, an estimated 95% of the spread of the virus around the world could have been contained, as discussed here.

Australians have it figured out, as Rita Panahi, host of the Outsiders news and commentary show, states:

More @ Red State

Trump Manager: POTUS Polling 10 Pts Higher Than When He Won White House - No Wonder Dems Panicking

 President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up after addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center on Feb. 23, 2018, in National Harbor, Maryland.
“His RealClearPolitics average approval rating today is 47.3. On Election Day 2016 it was 37.5. And he won. He’s almost 10 points higher now.”

 For all of the controversy over his leadership during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s worth noting that America seems pretty confident in Donald Trump — confident enough that the president’s average approval rating numbers are 10 points higher than when he won back in 2016.

More @ WJ

Chuck Norris Warns of Rebellion, Martial Law if America's COVID Strategy Doesn't Change

Via Billy

 Martial artist and actor Chuck Norris makes his Wizard World Comic Con debut during Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on June 3, 2017.

Americans are playing along for now, but the question is how much longer are they going to allow these infringements to stand?
And is the government going to “give” all of our rights back after the nation’s mayors and governors have spent a month acting as kings?

The nation is gripped with coronavirus panic, but there is also fear about what is going to happen to our freedoms and our economy once the crisis is over.

This pandemic has taken its toll on the United States and that is not lost on conservative actor Chuck Norris, who published an Op-Ed for WND on Monday wondering how long it would be until we were under martial law.

More @ WND

Fox Business dumps Trish Regan after she defends Trump

Via Billy

The Fox Business Network announced Friday it has "parted ways" with host Trish Regan after she was placed on indefinite leave for a monologue in which she accused media and Democrats of using the coronavirus crisis "to demonize and destroy the president."

More @ WND

Friday, March 27, 2020

Common During The Last Days Of Saigon

Via Te Nguyen

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Parents give their child up to find a better life than in the soon to be Communist South Vietnam.

 When Americans withdraw from the South, while the plane withdrew the stairs to prepare to take off, the Vietnamese couple had a definitive decision but also very painful. It is that they gave the child that they gave birth to American soldiers with only one hope that their children won't have to live in CS prison. Surely they have seen how American soldiers love children everyday so dare to risk it...?

I dare not talk about this couple's love to their child. But I want to let you hate Americans know that if Americans are as cruel as CS propaganda then why do this couple dare to hand their children to strangers and hope their children won't have to hurt as miserable as themselves?

Also, if Americans are as cruel as CS propaganda then why don't Southern people hate America? Think with the remaining gray in your head and don't get your nose like buffaloes!

A Southerner’s Movie Guide, Part XV


21.   Faulkner in Film   

Southern viewers must naturally be interested in what Hollywood has done with America’s greatest 20th century writer, William Faulkner of Mississippi.

**Intruder in the Dust (1949).  Perhaps the most faithful of all Faulkner’s work on film, and a realistic portrayal of Southern life in the early 20th century.  An old lady (Elizabeth Patterson) and two boys, one white and one black, go to great lengths to save a cantankerous black man from a murder charge and lynching.

The Only Thing That Could Save the North Was War

 Slavery Was Not the Cause of the War Between the States, The Irrefutable Argument. by Gene Kizer, Jr. - front cover - slavery not the cause of the Civil War

Major Robert Anderson, Union commander inside Fort Sumter, emphatically blames Lincoln for starting the war Lincoln had to have to save the North.

Lincoln needed to start the war as fast as he could before Southerners completed trade and military alliances with England and other European countries, which they had been pursuing with great enthusiasm for months. With every second that went by, the South got stronger and the North got weaker. Lincoln knew there was no advantage, whatsoever, to waiting.

Eating the Elephant

 File:Flag of the Communist Party of Vietnam.svg - Wikipedia
Everything we do from now on is in preparation for what comes next. We will fight against the powers of communism with everything we have. We will take everything we can get from the government to deprive it of the spoils to mete out to their communist supporters. It is a fight over the bones of the once powerful elephant. Our sustenance is it's flesh. 
There is no legal means by which to quarantine HEALTHY people, other than communist-level restrictions of liberty. If we were a better educated people, it would be sufficient to request that we do the intelligent things to avoid any spread of the disease, but since the public school system has been utilized to convert logical intelligent people into obedient slaves of governmental dictates, these quarantines are the only means by which to ensure compliance.

More @ 12 Round

NC: Gun groups join to sue Wake County Sheriff

Today, attorneys for an individual Wake County, North Carolina resident, Grass Roots North Carolina, Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), and Firearms Policy Coalition filed a federal lawsuit challenging Wake County Sheriff Gerald M. Baker’s recent actions infringing on Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights he announced as a response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. A copy of the lawsuit can be found at:

This latest case tracks a 2011 federal court victory in Bateman v. Perdue, also led by plaintiffs Second Amendment Foundation and Grass Roots North Carolina, which successfully challenged North Carolina statutes restricting firearms during states of emergency.

“Although Sheriff Gerald Baker claims his refusal to accept applications for pistol purchase permits and concealed handgun permits doesn’t infringe on individual rights, nothing could be further from the truth,” said GRNC president Paul Valone. “During this emergency, as always, GRNC intends to ensure that lawful North Carolinians have the means to protect themselves and their families.”

“Sheriff Baker is implementing by fiat what the Supreme Court struck down in Heller – a ban on a citizen’s right to purchase a handgun for the defense of hearth and home. This action cannot be allowed to stand,” said GRNC Director of Legal Affairs Ed Green.

“Times of emergency is when you need the ability to obtain the means of self-defense the most. Suspending that right is not acceptable. That is why this lawsuit is so important,” commented SAF founder and Executive Vice President, Alan Gottlieb.

“Sheriff Baker’s unconstitutional actions have and will deprive law-abiding, peaceable individuals the opportunity to obtain handguns, the ‘quintessential self-defense weapon’ according to the U.S. Supreme Court, in a time where the arms are most needed,” explained attorney and FPC Director of Legal Strategy, Adam Kraut. “Sheriff Baker’s actions to stop processing and issuing required  Pistol Purchase Permits violate fundamental human rights. We are proud to join GRNC and SAF in this fight to defend the rights of North Carolinians.”

Individual arms applicants/purchasers and retailers affected by ‘stay-home’ or shutdown orders can report potential civil rights violations to FPC’s COVID-19 Issue Hotline at  

Plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Ed Green, Raymond M. DiGuiseppe, and Adam Kraut.

Grass Roots North Carolina ( is North Carolina’s most effective gun rights organization. GRNC was founded in 1994 as an independent, all-volunteer 501(c)(4) not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving constitutional freedoms. The organization’s projects are primarily devoted to defending the individual right to keep and bear arms.

Second Amendment Foundation ( is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing, and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

Firearms Policy Coalition ( is a 501(c)4 grassroots nonprofit organization. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially the fundamental, individual Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, advance individual liberty, and restore freedom.

HB 516 is Law! Constitutional Carry in Idaho is Now for All Americans!

Via Teresa Sue 

Idaho Extends Constitutional Carry to All Americans - NW Gun News

You did it Idaho!

In a time of this nation's history where things  are tense and uncertain, we have some great news for Idahoans and all Americans.

Gov. Brad Little has signed HB 516, the final piece of Constitutional Carry in Idaho, into law!

This is an historic occasion for our state and for our country. You should all be proud of the hard work you did to make this happen.

When we started this organization nearly eight years ago we had no idea what we were in for.

We had no idea it would take as long as it did in a Republican state.

However, with your hard work and pressure on the legislature, we have achieved something incredible!

In 2016, we passed the first portion of Constitutional Carry for all Idahoans 21-years-old and older.

Then, last year, thanks to Rep. Zito, we lowered the age limit for Constitutional Carry to 18-years-old and over.

Now, Idaho recognizes that ALL Americans have the right to carry in our state without a permit. Most states with Constitutional Carry do not have a so-called residency requirement and now Idaho won't either!

Coronavirus NC: Gov. Roy Cooper issues (Partial) stay-at-home order (Request) for the state

Via Susan

The order permits the following businesses to remain open:
  • Restaurants that provide take-out, drive-thru, or delivery
  • Grocery stores
  • ABC stores and beer and wine stores ( I can only imagine what would happen if he did.)
  • Doctors and other healthcare providers
  • Pharmacies
  • Hardware stores
  • Post offices
  • Office supply stores
  • Gas stations and convenience stores
  • Veterinarians and pet supply stores
  • Hotels, airlines, buses, taxis, and rideshare services
  • Places of worship
  • Child care providers (that are following the required NCDHHS procedures)
Gov. Roy Cooper issued a statewide stay-at-home order during a Friday afternoon briefing in an additional effort to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

The stay-at-home order will go into effect at 5 p.m. Monday.

"To continue our aggressive battle to slow the spread of COVID-19, today, I have signed a stay-at-home order for the entire state of North Carolina. Enforcement begins at 5 p.m. on Monday, but we urge you to start as soon as possible," Cooper said.

The order calls for all North Carolina citizens to reduce their travel, staying home as much as possible. It does not ban essential business or make it illegal for citizens to be outside their homes to get fresh air. (Ahhh, so kind of him)

More @ ABC

Vietnam to stockpile 270,000 tonnes rice to ensure food security amid virus spread: 153 virus cases but no deaths


Vietnam said it will stockpile 270,000 tonnes of rice, including 80,000 tonnes of unhusked rice, to ensure food availability amid coronavirus-driven supply chain disruptions worldwide.

The first 190,000 tonnes of rice is to be warehoused by June 15, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement late on Thursday.

"Food security must always be the first priority," the statement said.

The Vietnamese government said on Wednesday it would halt signing new rice export contracts until March 28 at the earliest under a review to ensure it has enough domestic supplies to cope with the virus outbreak.

More @ Yahoo


Map Shows States That Have Shuttered Gun Stores

Those states that have put the squeeze on FFLs — WA, MI, NY, NJ, NM, DE, MA — have done so because officials believe gun stores are “non-essential” businesses and therefore should be closed under the various shelter-in-place directives aimed at “flattening the curve” or slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, as GunsAmerica previously reported,

More than a handful of other states have taken the exact opposite approach to ensure gun stores stay open during the crisis so that citizens can continue to exercise their right to keep and bear arms.

How Grandmother’s Gargling Remedy Could Help Abate The Wuhan Flu

Via Billy

How Grandmother's Gargling Remedy Could Help Abate The Wuhan Flu 
Every-time you went on sick call at Greenbrier, Nurse Mitchell had you gargle with warm water with salt first.  Once a cadet came in with a broken leg but her response was the same.

Theoretically, the remedy your grandma gave you when you had a sore throat could be used as a proactive step to help kill the Wuhan coronavirus.

We also know about the cleaning power of bleach and are using it to sanitize surfaces amid the Wuhan coronavirus. Have you ever wondered why this works? A certain chemical, hypochlorous acid (HOCL), in the bleach kills pathogens, including fungus, bacterium, and virus. Obviously, it is not safe to inhale or ingest bleach. However, we do have an easy and safe alternative.

Gallup Poll: Majority Of Americans Disapprove Of News Media Handling Of Wuhan Coronavirus

Via Billy

Gallup Poll: Majority Of Americans Disapprove Of News Media Handling Of Wuhan Coronavirus

Of nine leaders and institutions rated by Americans in a new poll on their response to the novel Wuhan Coronavirus, the media fared the worst, and it’s not even close.

According to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday, the media was the only institution that scored a negative approval rating among the public with only 44 percent of Americans approving of the way the media has covered the virus. Fifty-five percent disapprove making for a -11 percent rating.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Duty of the Hour

The first thing I learned about Lieutenant-General Nathan Bedford Forrest was that he had twenty-nine horses shot out from under him in battle; in my fifth-grade social studies class, I remember thinking to myself that the most dangerous thing one could be was one of Forrest’s horses. The unconquerable Tennessean was bold, severe, and uncompromising in the discharge of his duties for our Cause. He was born in direst poverty on the Duck River settlement, the son of a blacksmith, heir to, in John Wyeth’s words, “that restless race of pioneers who in search of home and fortune had followed close upon the heels of the savages, as these were driven farther and farther towards the setting sun.” From this obscurity on the frontier, Forrest attained a position of prominence in Memphis through his own determined struggle. He was animated by a rigid code of honor and was known for his fierce, yet judicious, temperament. He was seen to drink only after sustaining serious wounds; when invited to take a drink, he often declined, saying, “My staff does all my drinking.” His friends said that without any affectations of piety, “Forrest was by nature deeply reverent and religious.”

 More @ The Abbeville Institute

Coronavirus Rhapsody

Via John

China Has Stripped Us Bare As our economy teeters, the communists are poised to strike. Instead make them pay

Via Billy

People pass signs for a COVID-19 Clinic as they enter or exit St Vincent's hospital in Sydney, Australia, on March 18, 2020. (Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

No one should have been surprised by the Wuhan virus, according to the respected research group, EcoHealth Alliance.

As argued here (21/3), the blame for playing down earlier pandemics lies with the U.S. mainstream media, who cynically tailor their reporting for blatant political purposes. EcoHealth attributes increases in the number of pandemics, taking over 300,000 lives since 2001, to massive increases in urbanisation, international travel and chicken and pig consumption as well as those sickening ‘wet markets.’

The incidence of pandemics, they ominously warn, will only increase exponentially. Just on increased urbanisation, Australia’s politicians are committed to bringing in 100,000 immigrants every quarter, provided none is a persecuted white South African farmer.

The Comprehensive Timeline of China’s COVID-19 Lies


On today’s menu: a day-by-day, month-by-month breakdown of China’s coronavirus coverup and the irreparable damage it has caused around the globe.

The Timeline of a Viral Ticking Time Bomb

The story of the coronavirus pandemic is still being written. But at this early date, we can see all kinds of moments where different decisions could have lessened the severity of the outbreak we are currently enduring. You have probably heard variations of: “Chinese authorities denied that the virus could be transferred from human to human until it was too late.” What you have probably not heard is how emphatically, loudly, and repeatedly the Chinese government insisted human transmission was impossible, long after doctors in Wuhan had concluded human transmission was ongoing — and how the World Health Organization assented to that conclusion, despite the suspicions of other outside health experts.

More @ NRO

Wuhan Virus Has Reached a Stage 5 Catastrophe

Via Billy

 Wuhan Virus Has Reached a Stage 5 Catastrophe
Researchers in labs across this great country and around the world are working on a cure to stop the spread of celebrities sharing their thoughts and songs about coronavirus.  The only thing that seems to work at this early stage of clinical trials is for celebrities to take a healthy dose of STFU.  Sadly, the prognosis does not look good.
We are currently in the worst part of this pandemic.  No, this is not about a shuttered economy teetering on the brink, nor has the mortality rate in the United States zoomed to something like 20%.  The R-naught is not 89.4 and the number of cases has not increased a hundredfold over night.

 Things have turned for the worse because a lot of celebrities have decided to comment on the Covid-19 outbreak with video and commentary, some of which have gone (excuse the expression) viral.

The symptoms of this new viral contagion are actually worse than Wuhan virus.  It starts with a surge of narcissism and quickly progresses to diarrhea of the mouth.  This is followed by involuntary vomiting and raging headaches among innocent people who happen to hear or see the dribble coming from certifiable bubble heads.

More @ Red State

The Chinese Communist Party Sent Thousands of Bad Wuhan Coronavirus Tests to Europe

Via Billy

The Chinese Communist Party Sent Thousands of Bad Wuhan Coronavirus Tests to Europe

For weeks the Chinese Communist Party has been pumping out propaganda in an effort to absolve themselves of responsibility for the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

Online, communist officials continue to falsely accuse the United States military of starting the virus.

In countries completely destroyed by the disease, China is trying to save face by delivering poorly made medical supplies. Last week communist officials flew to Italy to deliver medical aid and asked to be celebrated for it. The media happily helped them accomplish this goal.

But as expected, the goods China has been delivering are beyond faulty. In Czech Republic, the Chinese Communist Party offloaded hundreds-of-thousands of bad Wuhan coronavirus tests. An astounding 80 percent of them gave inaccurate results. Worse, China charged the Czech government rather than"gifting" them as the communist party publicly claimed. From Taiwan News:

More @ Townhall

"Stayin' Inside" - Corona Virus Bee Gees Parody

Via Brother-In-Law Dong

FBI Kills Terror Suspect Planning to Bomb Hospital Over Government Response to the Coronavirus

Via Billy

FBI Kills Terror Suspect Planning to Bomb Hospital Over Government Response to the Coronavirus

The FBI says a man killed by agents in Belton, Missouri, on Tuesday night was a terrorist suspect who was actively planning to bomb a hospital amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The suspect, 36-year-old Timothy Wilson, was killed by FBI agents while picking up what he believed to be a bomb for use in the attack, the FBI announced in a press release on Wednesday.

The suspect was motivated "by racial, religious, and anti-government animus" and had been "the subject of a months-long domestic terrorism investigation," according to the FBI. No other details regarding the suspect's motive were provided.

More @ Townhall

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

This Is Saigon 1967

Via Wirecutter

[Photos] Into the Wilderness of Saigon in 1867


Before “southern Vietnam,” there was Cochinchina; before Saigon, there wasn’t much of anything but vast stretches of tropical jungle and mosquito-infested swamps.

This set of rare black and white images from 1867 was taken by a man named John Thomson. Even though not much is known about the identity or life story of their author, these images are among the few visual testaments of the very early days of the city we now know and love.

In 1859, the French conquered Saigon and the three provinces of Bien Hoa, Gia Dinh and Dinh Tuong. Just a few years later, in 1864, all French territories in the southern region of the country officially became the French colony of Cochinchina. Thomson’s images were taken just three years after that, when, despite a few buildings and ongoing construction projects, Saigon was barely a town, let a lone the bustling metropolis that we know today.

More @ Saigoneer

Compare your community's social distancing activity to its activity prior to COVID-19

Via Billy


According to the World Health Organization and the CDC, social distancing is currently the most effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19. We created this interactive Scoreboard, updated daily, to empower organizations to measure and understand the efficacy of social distancing initiatives at the local level.

Please scroll down and explore the data — the more we all understand, the more lives we can save together.

Lindsey Graham and Others Call for a Halt to the Stimulus Bill: The Current Text ‘Incentivizes Layoffs’

Via Billy

So how’s that $2 trillion stimulus bill going?

According to GOP Senators Lindsey Graham, Tim Scott, and Ben Sasse, there’s a problem.

It was agreed upon between Trump and leaders in the upper chamber around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

But the trio have called for a pressing of Pause: As reported to NBC News, there’s been a “massive drafting error.”

And that ball-drop could possibly result in big-time layoffs.

More @ Red State

Important Notice To All Buds Customers

We apologize for yet another email in your inbox regarding Coronavirus issues affecting business operations. We will just assume you are already aware of the extreme impact this pandemic has had on firearm and ammunition sales. Things like product shortages, price increases, shipping delays, etc. At a time when many are focused on the negative, and assuming the worst, we wanted to share some more positive and hopefully calming facts with you about our business.

1) If you have placed an order and received a confirmation number we do have your order. Although shipping will likely be delayed substantially beyond our standard terms, the website is automatically securing your item(s) as they are ordered. It is completely impossible for our Customer Service staff to communicate with all +3.2 million customers, of which +225,000 are visiting the site each day now. Our staff is currently only reaching out to customers with existing orders, and only then when there is an actual issue with their order. So... not hearing from us is actually a good thing. Repeated attempts by hundreds of thousands of people to check the status of their order is not going to help expedite anyone's order. It only makes it more difficult for us to assist those relative handful of customers who actually require human assistance to resolve an issue with their existing order.

2) We still have thousands of guns and millions of rounds of ammo. Although it was never our plan to sell them all in a matter of weeks! We are one of the only remaining online retailers that actually has our own +100,000 square foot warehouse full of guns and ammo. Don't believe it...? Just check out this funny Hickok45 video on Youtube posted back in 2016 that actually shows the inside of our warehouse. You will see Hickok45 walk into our warehouse around the 2:30 mark of this video. Many of our competitors have no inventory and rely solely on their suppliers to inventory and ship their orders for them... so you will see their inventories being depleted much more rapidly as well as prices skyrocketing as their suppliers are raising their prices daily, if not hourly. We also use suppliers to supplement our own inventory so we are subject to some price increases ourselves, but not to the extent as those who rely solely on their suppliers.

3) Our only shortage is people and hours in a day... not guns and ammo. We admittedly were unprepared for how a pandemic would affect our business... just like millions of other businesses were. Our major issue is simply not having enough people, and not enough hours in a day, to process and ship all of the orders our website is capable of accepting. The website runs wide open, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, our staff only runs wide open about 12-16 hours per day before they start complaining about things like needing to eat, sleep, or seeing their kids... who are all at home from school now. We were actually dealing with the exact same issue (on a much different scale) way back in 2013. Check out this Youtube video at the 8:10 mark and you will hear a very similar story.

4) We are not alone this time; we brought +3 million friends with us! After living through those difficult learning experiences in years past, we knew we had to do something very different in order to make our Customer Service resources scalable on very short notice. Out of those experiences the Buds Community was born back in 2015. Collaborating with our +3 million customers with a vast knowledge of firearms, ammunition, and accessories to create a Q&A forum that is capable of quickly answering customer questions at a rate of 2x, 3x, or even 10x the rate of the day before. This short 8 minute Youtube video posted back in 2017 explains why the solution was created (for times like these) and how it works.

5) We have a history of facing and winning these types of challenges. After 50 years in the business, we have been faced with similar difficulties in the past and always came out stronger than when we went in. More recently, back in 2009, we saw similar increases in volume as a result of both the political dynamics at the time and the H1N1 pandemic. It is navigating through those types of experiences, and the subsequent changes that we made, that allow us to continue to operate today under extreme conditions. We were admittedly not prepared well enough to handle this latest challenge without experiencing some delays and other inconveniences. However, you can rest assured that we have been around long enough, and been through enough, to come out the other side of this challenge, along with you, stronger than when we went in.

We are here for you and in this with you. "Budsgunshop" is not just another company name on internet. We are over 200 individuals with families of our own at home to support and care for. We are going to continue to do the very best we can for you at an extremely difficult time. Unfortunately, our best at this time is likely going to be woefully short of what it was just a few short weeks ago, and definitely not up to your expectations of "Buds." For those of you that have any patience left at all, we would greatly appreciate you sharing that with us... as patience may actually be the only thing in shorter supply than toilet paper at this time.

Rex McClanahan
President LLC

Los Angeles Mayor Shutting Off Water and Power For ‘Non-Essential’ Businesses That Haven’t Closed

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced that the city will be shutting off water and power to any non-essential businesses that defied orders and stayed open during the coronavirus crisis.


During his Tuesday press briefing Garcetti announced that the Department of Water and Power will be shutting off services for the businesses that don’t comply with the “safer at home” ordinance.

“This behavior is irresponsible and selfish,” Garcetti said of businesses that remained open.

CDC: Coronavirus can survive on surfaces for at least 17 days

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The coronavirus can survive on surfaces for at least 17 days, according to a study released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The new data came from a study of the COVID-19 outbreaks on the Diamond Princess ship off the coast of Japan and the Grand Princess ship off the coast of California.
Passengers and crew members on both ships were quarantined on board after previously asymptomatic guests tested positive for the coronavirus once they landed onshore.

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Repost 2015: The War We Came To Fight: A Study of the Battle of An Loc, April – June, 1972


Dead Commie tanks, courteous of  M72 LAWs.

Chapter 1

During the North Vietnamese Army’s (NVA) Easter Offensive in the spring of 1972, a “new face of war” emerged in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN); unlike previous years, the war evolved into a mild-intensity conflict replete with massed forces, sophisticated weaponry, and massive firepower on both sides. At no place was this more apparent than in Military Region (MR) III where United States air power proved to be the decisive factor in lifting the siege of the beleaguered province capital of An Loc. During a three-month period commencing in April, the United States Air Force (USAF) provided the Vietnamese garrison and its handful of U.S. advisors with their major means of fire support, their primary source of re-supply, and interdiction of enemy forces at the tactical level. This triad of support not only broke the NVA’s stranglehold on the once-prosperous rubber plantation town but also destroyed the better part of three divisions that would have been poised to move on Saigon, some 90 kilometers to the south, had An Loc fallen.

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Anheuser-Busch Voluntarily Converts Breweries To Make Hand Sanitizer

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A view from inside the Anheuser-Busch plant in St. Louis.

Leave it to big business to take advantage of the little guy. Or not.

Anheuser-Busch InBev announced over the weekend it would begin producing hand sanitizer to replenish a global supply constantly being scooped up by coronavirus-panicked folks.

From its verified account on Twitter, the biggest beer maker in the world pledged Sunday that its breweries would be manufacturing more than 1 million bottles of sanitizer “to donate to some of the areas most impacted by COVID-19.”

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Gallup Polls Shows Trump Gets 60% Approval Rating on Handling Wuhan Virus Crisis

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Gallup Polls Shows Trump Gets 60% Approval Rating on Handling Wuhan Virus Crisis

A new Gallup poll is out showing President Trump with the highest approval rating of his presidency, as measured by that poll, and a stunning 60% approval rating on his handling of the Wuhan virus crisis.
Forty-nine percent of U.S. adults, up from 44% earlier this month, approve of the job Trump is doing as president. Trump also had 49% job approval ratings — the best of his presidency — in late January and early February around the time of the Senate impeachment trial that resulted in his acquittal.

Trump’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic may be behind his higher overall approval rating. Americans give the president generally positive reviews for his handling of the situation, with 60% approving and 38% disapproving. Ninety-four percent of Republicans, 60% of independents and 27% of Democrats approve of his response.
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