Monday, February 24, 2020

Read Them All: They said it would stop at Confederate monuments.

Several months ago, I attended a speech given by Paul Gramling, the commander-in-chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, to the Northeast Louisiana Brigade of the SCV at the Lieutenant Elijah H. Ward Camp in Farmerville, Louisiana. In his oration, Mr. Gramling declared that the hoopla about removing the Confederate monuments was not really about the Confederate monuments. “We are just the low-hanging fruit,” he declared. He stressed that the attacks were just part of a neo-Marxist attack upon traditional American values.

After I returned home, I contemplated Commander Gramling’s poignant remarks. It occurred to me that he was right and that the political Left in the United States wants no heroes except its own. The statues of the Confederate leaders and their men, in fact, were not the first targets. That dates back to the 1950s when they began their full-scale assault on the presence of God and Jesus Christ in the public square.[1] They, unfortunately, have been remarkably successful in this phase of their endeavor. How has this success manifested itself? In the late 1950s, a survey was conducted to determine the worst problems faced by teachers in public schools.

The Big Three challenges were: children talking too loudly; children chewing gum in class; and children running in the halls.

Using judicial activism, dubious logic, cowardly politicians, and corrupt and incredibly biased judges, the Leftists have largely succeeded in ousting Christianity from the schools. What is the result of their success?

What are the three biggest problems faced by teachers today? Teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, and violence in the institutions of higher education, including occasional mass shooting. 

That, however, is the subject for another time. The issue I would like to address today is: What are their next targets?

Reminds Me Of Daddy

He liked Herefords (Whitefaced) over Angus.

Clarence Thomas wife among conservative activists leading Trump efforts to compile ‘deep state’ hit list

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The memos, compiled over the last 18 months, also included suggestions of pro-Trump people to replace the current officials. Thomas recommended former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino for a Homeland Security or counterterrorism adviser role, Sheriff David Clarke for a top Homeland Security role, and Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes's aide Derek Harvey for the National Security Council. HERE!  HEAR!
The wife of conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is spearheading an effort to remove officials suspected of undermining President Trump.

A network of conservative activists led by Ginni Thomas is helping compile detailed memos of disloyal government officials they want fired, according to more than a dozen sources who spoke with Axios.

Trump’s distrust of people inside the White House and the federal government has intensified since his impeachment and acquittal, and he thinks his government is filled with “snakes” he wants fired and replaced.

Once far-left federal court affirms Trump's pro-life strategy!


9th Circuit allows administration rule barring federal money if clinics refer for abortion


A federal appeals court that once was a favorite venue for leftists has changed significantly, with President Trump's 10 appointments to the bench there.

And nowhere is that more obvious than in a decision on Monday that allows enforcement of a Trump administration rule that bans federal funding to businesses that refer women for abortion.

Three separate orders from district court judges that had prevented Trump's pro-life strategy from being imposed were struck down.

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Expanding New England Ways

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The most glaring omission in histories of New England and its well-worn anti-slavery stance against the American South is its own preeminence in the transatlantic slave trade which brought enslaved Africans to the South, as well as the West Indies. By 1750, it is recorded that Providence, Rhode Island had surpassed Liverpool as the center of that trade, with numerous ships carrying rum and Yankee notions to the Gulf of Benin to be exchanged for human cargo. And predating this nefarious trade was the Puritan settlers brutal triumph over the Pequots – and selling that tribe’s survivors into West Indian slavery.  The Great American Political Divide

Expanding New England Ways

“[New England] reformers . . . all inherited the Puritan belief that New Englander’s in general, and people in Massachusetts and Boston in particular, had a mission: Through the perfection of their own social, economic and political institutions, they were to show the way for the rest of the nation.

The younger reformers also learned from their more wealthy forefathers the tradition of public service or stewardship . . . but by the mid-nineteenth century the younger generation was looking outward and thinking of expanding New England influences into other States and regions.

Most notably, the reformers among Boston’s business class wished to address the question of slavery, which the older generation had ignored or subordinated to other concerns. They were not abolitionists, whom they scorned as sentimental, impractical idealists who alienated the mass of white Americans with their self-righteous contentiousness.

In the minds of the Boston free-labor advocates, slavery, and the insidious Southern political influence it generated, which they called the Slave Power, threatened all these things.

New Englanders believed their town meetings were the perfect embodiment of the republican spirit. The Boston businessmen were eager to expand New England ways, first to Kansas and later to the South.

Arguing that blacks would work more efficiently as free laborers than as slaves and would be greater consumers of Northern manufacturing goods. Recruiting blacks into the Union armies, they insisted, would protect white workers from the draft. They claimed that . . . giving [freedmen] the vote would offset the political influence of unreconstructed rebels, hence protecting republican government.

Some historians have wondered how Northerners could attack slavery as oppressive and at the same time be blind to the deficiencies of their own wage-labor system. They were opposed to state intervention in the economy to regulate wages or hours, and they were unsympathetic to labor union organization.”

(Cotton and Capital: Boston Businessmen and Antislavery Reform, 1854-1868, Richard H. Abbott, University of Massachusetts Press, 1991, excerpts pp. 4-7)

Report: What Head Juror in Stone Case Wrote on Her Juror Questionnaire Has Now Been Revealed

  Report: What Head Juror in Stone Case Wrote on Her Juror Questionnaire Has Now Been Revealed

Judge Amy Berman Jackson, the judge in the Roger Stone case, has a pending motion before her on juror bias in relation to comments on social media made by foreperson Tomeka Hart.

The judge had said she would not decide on the motion until after the sentencing. On Thursday, she gave Stone a 40 month sentence. She also made remarks about the jury having “integrity” during the sentencing. Stone’s attorney’s moved to disqualify her for those remarks saying that she had prejudged the motion. Jackson refused to grant that motion.

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"Here richly, with ridiculous display, The Politician’s corpse was laid away. While all of his acquaintances sneered and slanged, I wept: For I had longed to see him hanged." --Hilaire Belloc

Via Mind jog by Ron W

  War is a Racket by Smedley Butler is a famous speech denouncing the military industrial complex. This speech by two-time Congressional Medal of Honor recipient exposes war profits that benefit few at the expense of many. Throughout his distinguished career in the Marines, Smedley Darlington Butler demonstrated that true patriotism does not mean blind allegiance to government policies with which one does not agree. To Hell with war.

Green card rules go into effect for immigrants

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The Trump administration on Monday is implementing the long-awaited “public charge” rule that restricts green cards for immigrants deemed likely to be reliant on welfare — a rule furiously opposed by Democrats, but one that officials argue will protect taxpayers and align with American principles.

“It’s consistent with our law for over 140 years, it's a core American value of self-sufficiency, and it’s just plain old logic — what country wants to bring welfare problems into its society? We don't want to do that,” acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli told Fox News ahead of the rule going into effect. "We’re happy to open our doors to people from all over the world but we expect them to stand on their own two feet."

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Bomb Crater Swimming Pool - South Vietnam 1967

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More Than 100,000 In India Pack Massive Stadium To Greet Trump, First Lady On Whirlwind Trip

 US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend 'Namaste Trump' rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020.

More than 110,000 people packed into the world’s largest cricket stadium in India on Monday to cheer President Trump, who promised “an incredible trade deal” and “the most feared military equipment on the planet” at his biggest rally abroad.

Nearly everyone in the massive stadium held cardboard Trump masks and wore white hats with the name of the event, “Namaste, Trump” or “Welcome, Trump.” The stadium erupted in roars at the introductions of Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Trump wowed the crowd with a 30-minute speech, pledging to make the two nations even stronger allies.

George Washington: A Biography

A review of George Washington: A Biography in Seven Volumes (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1948-54) by Douglas Southall Freeman

This is the definitive George Washington biography and is for the serious reader. The life of Washington is in chronological order. Think of this book as reading, rather than watching, a TV series about Washington.

If you decide to commit the time to read it do not pass over the page notes. If you do you will miss a wealth of information. From the page notes I learned of three unique books: one dealing with his journey from Mount Vernon to New York for his first inauguration, one dealing with his Southern tour in 1791, and one dealing with the eulogies to Washington after his death.