Friday, July 3, 2020

Southern Poets and Poems, Part X


A series by Clyde Wilson

EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809–1849) of Virginia was the great creative genius of 19th century American literature in poetry, fiction, and criticism. Although accidentally born in Boston and spending part of his foreshortened life earning a living in New York, Poe was, and unequivocally considered himself to be, a Southerner. In all his career he was in combat with the New England literary establishment, which he openly ridiculed as “the Frog-pondians,” writers who imagined that their little empire in Boston was the center of the world.

While the celebrated authors of New England were writing ditties about “barefoot boys with cheeks of tan,” sleigh rides to grandma’s house, and an imaginary Indian named Hiawatha, not to mention Emerson’s conceited secular sermons, Poe was expanding the musical potential of the English language and the frontiers of human imagination. The great Irish poet William Butler Yeats wrote that Poe was “certainly the greatest of American poets, and always and for every land, a great lyric poet.” Like some other Southern writers, notably Faulkner, Poe’s genius was appreciated in Europe when his reputation was ignored or slandered in Northeastern literary circles. It is possible to give only a slight but hopefully suggestive sample from his large body of poetic work.

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Black Lives Matter: "We Are Trained Marxists" - Part I


Black Lives Matter is a Marxist revolutionary movement aimed at transforming the United States into a communist dystopia. BLM states that it wants to abolish the nuclear family, police, prisons and capitalism. BLM leaders have threatened to "burn down the system" if their demands are not met. They are also training militias.

 "Cutting the LAPD budget means longer responses to 911 emergency calls, officers calling for backup won't get it, and rape, murder and assault investigations won't occur or will take forever to initiate, let alone complete." — Los Angeles Police Protective League, the city's police union.

 "White people are so confused in America.... If there is systematic racism today it is a racism against white people, in the sense that white people are told that they are responsible for all the evils in the world...." — Dr. Carol M. Swain, university professor and advisory board member of Black Voices for Trump.

 "We are all human beings in God's image. Black Lives Matter and Antifa and organizations like that will not help us transcend racism and classism and the 'isms' that they are concerned with. There are things that can be done in the black community, but the most important thing is helping people realize to how important their own attitudes are..." — Dr. Carol M. Swain.

Impeach & Remove Roy Cooper as Governor of North Carolina


The Citizens of North Carolina acknowledge the Governor of the State of NC has failed to uphold his oath of office under Article III Section 4 by grossly violating the Constitution of North Carolina and the Constitution of the United States of America.

The Impeachable acts of Roy Cooper include:

1. Violating ARTICLE I Section 1. of the NC Constitution by denying liberty, the enjoyment of the fruits of their own labor, and the pursuit of happiness.

2. Violated the NC Emergency Powers Act § 166A-19.30. Additional powers of the Governor during state of emergency, by issuing executive orders without concurrence of the Council of State.

3. He is communicating illegal Executive Orders to the public.

4. He has restricted interstate commerce.

More @ Go Petition

College Coach Takes $1M Pay Cut for Wearing OAN Shirt & Woke Panic! Boeing Exec Resigns Over *1987* Op-Ed Opposing Women in Combat

 Mike Gundy

Emissions from Boeing B 747 (pictured) contain a mixture of pollutants (carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, methane, sulfates), soot and water vapor. The latter forms icy contrail clouds. Photo by JOKER/Hady Khandani/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

The 12 deadliest US states for Covid-19.

Via John

"Did you notice that every one of them is controlled by ineffectual Democrats?"

Biden, Trump contributions: The President received twice as many individual contributions


Interesting in that it bodes well for the Trump turnout. 

 Marshall — $295 (2) Biden, $1,504 (5) Trump. (Where I grew up from the age of 5 until Vietnam.)

Total Fauquier County financial contributions to the presidential campaigns of Joe Biden (D) and Donald Trump (R) from Nov. 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020, according to the Virginia Public Access Project.

VPAP compiled the statistics from Federal Election Commission reports.

In Fauquier Mr. Biden received $41,850 during that period to $31,492 for Mr. Trump.        

The president, however, received almost twice as many individual contributions, 116 to 59 for the challenger.

                                                More @ Fauquier Now

Acting U.S. Attorney: We’ve Charged 150 Cases, Assisted with ‘Hundreds’ of Local Cases on Recent Violence

We've Charged 150 Cases, Assisted with 'Hundreds' of Local Cases ...

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael Sherwin said that U.S. attorney’s offices have charged 150 cases related to property destruction and other crimes, and there have been hundreds of other cases brought on local charges through federal assistance with local officials in relation to recent violence in the country.

Sherwin said, “[P]eople can’t unilaterally decide what is right and what is wrong. And if those people do make that decision on their own and take the law into their own hands, the law will come after them and the United States will use federal resources to charge you if you’re inciting violence or destroying these monuments. That being said, under the leadership of President Trump, and the direction of the attorney general, the United States attorney’s offices across the United States have charged, to date, 150 federal cases related to, not only the destruction of federal property, but also a litany of other crimes that are really — have been lost in the shuffle.”

More @ Breitbart

Courtroom portraits removed

Via Leviticus

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The walls of the Superior Courtroom inside the Northampton County Courthouse are now bare.

Following a closed session on June 29, the Northampton County Board of Commissioners returned to open session to unanimously vote to remove all the portraits that previously adorned the walls inside the courtroom, to include the English nobleman for whom the county was named in 1741.

The motion was made by Commissioner Nicole Boone and seconded by Commissioner Kelvin Edwards.

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