Friday, May 22, 2020

Joe Cocker With A Little Help From My Friends 1969 at Woodstock with Rare Photos

& I was in Haight-Ashbury 

On Leave Between Tours

"Forrest had three horses shot from underneath him here. This (and the battle of "Battleground" and Days Gap) was a running battle that took place about fifteen miles from where I was raised."

Via Jeffery

In Defense of General Forrest

Col. Abel Streight's force was made up largely of "tories" (Union loyalists) who were recruited from northwest Alabama. Most of these men belonged to the 1st Ala. Cav. U.S. Other regiments who took part were the 3rd Ohio, 51st Indiana, 73rd Illinois, and 18th Illinois. The men of the 1st Ala. were practically on a cake walk as they led Streight through familiar and often times loyalist territory. The main objective was to destroy the Western and Atlantic railroad and it's sidetracks that were being used to supply the Army of Tennessee. Things were going good for Col. Streight until CSA Gen. Phillip Roddey of Moulton, Alabama began to screen the movements of the enemy force and worked in conjunction with Forrest to begin pursuit of the invaders. 

If anyone isn't familiar with the story, the capture of Streight and his men was a stroke of genius executed by Forrest who was outnumbered approximately 3 to 1. It is a great story and I will not spoil it here. The fighting began at Battleground, then on to Hog Mountain, Days Gap (Blountsville, and parts of what is presently Cullman and Etowah counties today), and then on to Gadsden and the battle of Black Water Creek where Confederate Heroine, Emma Samson, did her part to show Forrest a ford in which to cross and pursue the Union forces (Streight's men had burned every bridge as they crossed it along this route which is pretty much U.S. Hwy 278 today). As an interesting note, Forrest also killed fellow Confederate Officer Lt. A. Wills Gould who shot Forrest in the hip after a disagreement where Gould allowed artillery pieces to be captured and spiked. After being shot, Forrest stabbed Gould who lingered long enough to apologize to Forrest for shooting him. At first it appeared that NBF's wound would prove fatal, but he recovered fully and in time for Chickamauga.

P Morgan Finds Infection Rates Are Decreasing In States That Ended Lockdowns

Via Michael

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Research from investment bank JP Morgan allegedly found coronavirus infection rates decreasing in states that have lifted their lockdown measures.

CNBC anchor Carl Quintanilla posted a lengthy thread to Twitter outlining the investment bank’s research, which counters many media and political figures who predicted dire consequences for those states when coronavirus lockdown measures began lifting.

“JPMorgan has a devastating piece arguing that infection rates have declined — not increased — in states where lockdowns have ended, ‘even after allowing for an appropriate measurement lag.’

(Kolonavic),” Quintanilla tweeted to introduce the thread.

Susan Rice’s Mysterious Email: Team Obama spied on Trump officials and tried to conceal it.

‘I know nothing about this.” That’s how Susan Rice, President Obama’s national security adviser, responded when asked on PBS’s NewsHour in March 2017 “whether Trump transition officials, including the President, may have been swept up in surveillance of foreigners at the end of the Obama administration?”

Now we know that denial wasn’t true. The evidence comes from her own hand. In her last minutes in government, on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, she sent herself an email to memorialize an Oval Office meeting two weeks...

More @ WSJ

Let's not be like NY and VA! & Will the shutdown in NC lead to more “deaths of despair” than deaths from COVID-19?

Via Cheryl


Will the shutdown in NC lead to more “deaths of despair” than deaths from COVID-19?
While I am concerned for the health of people who are at risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19, I ask you to also consider the serious injury being caused by the quarantine in North Carolina where fewer than 530 people have died from COVID-19 (as of May 8, 2020).

Historically, “deaths of despair” caused by increases in the unemployment rate, have been shown to far overshadow the predicted mortality rates from COVID-19 models. In an ongoing study, beginning in the 1940s, data consistently shows that a 1% increase in extended unemployment correlates to an increase in our nation's mortality rate by approximately 58,000 people per point. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for March of this year is 4.4% with the possibility of it rising past 30% in the next quarter. Roughly 25% of small businesses have already closed their doors in NC and more will continue to do so even after the quarantine ends. The permanent loss of jobs from closed businesses will lengthen the time people remain out of work, pushing unemployment numbers higher for a longer period of time.

There are factors not being considered in the drastic measures to contain the virus and "flatten the curve.” Violence at home is on the rise with victims trapped with their abusers due to stay-at-home orders. More children are calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline with reports of abuse that is escalating in frequency and severity. Suicide rates are predicted to rise dramatically due to the direct correlation between unemployment rates and suicide. Students requiring specialized school services and therapies are not being served and are impacted both in the short and long term. 

With lost taxes due to shuttered businesses, public health programs suffer, impacting health services in the community. Young adults entering a poor job market for the first time are at risk for negative lifetime outcomes including unhealthier, shorter lives. All of these factors, and many others, must be considered when assessing the impact of wide spread shutdowns.

What can be done to save lives? We can open the economy back up to healthy people while protecting the vulnerable. Many highly respected professionals advocate for an approach similar to Sweden’s model, with resources directed to those most at risk from complications from COVID-19, including the elderly and immune compromised. By advocating for self-quarantine of high-risk categories, we protect the truly vulnerable. This allows low risk, healthy children and adults to get back to school and their jobs preventing vast segments of the economy from collapsing. Our current approach all but ensures death to many through inadequate health care, lack of resources, child abuse, domestic abuse, suicide, and depression. Let’s reduce deaths of despair while addressing management of the virus. There is a solution.

NC: Phase 1.5? Governor Roy Reluctant to Restore Freedoms, Confusing Order Draws Immediate Criticism

Via Cheryl


Well, Governor Roy Cooper may have announced that North Carolina would move into Phase 2 of his tentative reopening plan, but the actual details look more like the state will be stuck in Phase 1.5 for five weeks.

Restaurants can open at 50 percent capacity and under a pile of social distancing and sanitizing rules, but bars will not be allowed to open. Salons will again be allowed to serve customers at 50 percent capacity, but gyms are not allowed to open. Your kid can now attend day care or even go off to summer camp, but cannot go to school.

Gatherings are still limited to 10 people, unless you’re in a Wal-Mart, or a reopened restaurant, or an education facility, or a church, or a house with a big family for that matter.

Everytown Survey Indicates Support for Gun Control Has Surged During Pandemic


Support for gun control has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new national survey commissioned by Everytown for Gun Safety, the gun-control organization largely funded by failed 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.
Everytown tapped the pollsters at Global Strategy Group last month to ask 1,500 Americans whether gun control was “more important” now than it was before the outbreak.

Specifically, two issues were highlighted in the poll (conducted April 17-22): background checks on all gun sales (aka universal background checks) and disarming domestic abusers.

Keeping America Skeered: That’s what the Democrats want, from now until Election Day.

Via David

Keeping America Skeered | The American Spectator

Get ’em skeered and keep the skeer on ’em.”
— Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA, on the importance of using fear to control the enemy and achieve victory.
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When President Trump announced that he was taking hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to protect himself against contracting COVID-19, the Democrats and their mainstream media propaganda machine reacted with disbelief, horror, panic, and outrage. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) intoned that experts have warned about HCQ’s harmful effects and that the president is placing his health at grave risk because the drug is simply too dangerous to take.

Joe Biden declared, “It’s like maybe if you inject Clorox into your blood it may cure you. C’mon, man! What is he doing? What in God’s name is he doing?”

Man who filmed Arbery shooting video charged in his slaying

Via Jeffery 
Man who filmed Arbery shooting video charged in his slaying

The Georgia man whose cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting helped reignite the case was charged with murder Thursday, making him the third person arrested more than two months after the slaying.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 50-year-old William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. was arrested on charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. Agents later searched Bryan's home, several TV stations reported. The GBI said in a statement that it would hold a news conference Friday morning.

More @ WBRC

Rand Paul: Fauci’s Policies ‘Emasculated The Medical Care System And Ruined The Economy’

 Dr. Anthony Fauci (L), director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases speaks next to Response coordinator for White House Coronavirus Task Force Deborah Birx, during a meeting with US President Donald Trump and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards D-LA in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on April 29, 2020.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) continued his ongoing spar with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in a USA Today op-ed he co-wrote with Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), blasting Fauci’s alleged doom and gloom policies for destroying the American economy and countless lives.

Though Paul and Biggs respect Dr. Fauci’s expertise on infectious diseases and his medial opinions, the pair were severely critical of Fauci for crafting his entire COVID-19 strategy off of flimsy models that turned out to be false, such as the U.K. Imperial College model from disgraced professor Neil Ferguson that warned of 2.2 million deaths in the United States with no mitigation.