Tuesday, August 25, 2020

“Old Blizzards” and an Army of Heroes

 W.W. Loring: Florida's forgotten general: Raab, James W ...

At the Battle of Chapultepec, “It was early afternoon when [Lieutenant-Colonel] Loring and the US troops breached the Garita de Belen . . . after a short advance, a shot from the garita shattered Loring’s left arm. In the Mexican War, medical care for the wound was simple and direct, and the medical instruments were often merely knives and saws. Dr. H.H. Steiner of Augusta, Georgia, reported:

“Loring laid aside a cigar, sat quietly in a chair without opiates to relieve the pain, and allowed the arm to be cut off without a murmur of a groan. The arm was buried on the heights by his men, with the hand pointing toward the City of Mexico.”

Thirty-one years later, Loring remembered: “When I was wounded . . . and there with the battle . . . going on before my eyes, my arm was amputated. The excitement of the spectacle drove away all sense of pain, and like Poreau, I smoked a cigar while they were sawing into my poor bones . . . None but an army of heroes could have accomplished the conquest of Mexico.”

More @ Circa 1865

Democratic state Rep. John Deberry Jr. delivers an incredibly powerful speech on race in America.

Via Daughter Christine

RNC 2020 Opening Night Ratings On C-SPAN Crush DNC Viewership


The opening night of the 2020 Republican National Convention blew last week’s Democratic snoozefest out of the water, drawing in six times more viewers on C-SPAN’s livestream.

Approximately 440,000 people tuned in to watch the first night of the virtual GOP convention on Monday, compared to just 76,000 views for the first night of the DNC, according to a Hill report.

"Black Lives Matter is a hate group. To every white person that was too stupid to see it in the beginning— wake up. 
To every black person who has had the spine to stand against them from the beginning—keep fighting."

Tennessee Couple Has Baby Ripped from Womb and Kidnapped Because They are an Interracial Couple

Via Siouxma

Health Impact News

The nightmare of a Tennessee couple who was forced to have a cesarean birth and then had their newborn baby daughter medically kidnapped while traveling through Connecticut on their way to a vacation destination in Maine continues.

See our previous articles for the background information.

Cancel Culture Comes to Wake Forest, North Carolina

I have written previously about the very real dangers of what is called “cancel culture.” Indeed, what we have—what we see and experience today in the United States—is a massive attempt, increasingly successful, to not just inhibit the rights of more conservative and right-leaning citizens from expressing their views, but to “doxx” them, get them fired from their jobs, publicly shame them, instill in them fear to effectively shut them up completely. This is happening not only on our college and university campuses, controlled almost in their entirety by totalitarian leftists who talk excessively about “our democracy” while doing their damnedest to suppress it, but also in society generally. (Again, I ask—I demand—to know why our conservative legislators continue to throw millions in taxpayer dollars at these bloated, overpaid excuses for Marxist indoctrination camps?)

Glitzy Convention Conceals Emerging One-Party Tyranny

Via Προστάτης Καντονεζικός

Here are a few takeaways from the Democratic Convention:
  1. The Democrats are running on the same platform they ran on in 2016.
  2. The Democrats put style above substance, flashy optics above ideas or issues.
  3. The Democrats think that hollow tributes to “diversity” and “inclusion” will win the election.
  4. The Democrats have abandoned white, working class voters opting instead for people of color.
  5. The Democrats have learned nothing from Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016.
In 2016, Democrat front-runner, Hillary Clinton lost the election because she failed to see her support was eroding in the key Rust Belt states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Trump won all three states with a measly 77, 651 votes total. All three states were expected to go Democrat but flipped to the GOP due to Clinton’s support for free trade and immigration policies that cost jobs and imposed unwelcome demographic changes on the working people of those states. The Democrats and Hillary have never accepted the factual version of how the election was lost. Instead, they fabricated a conspiracy theory about Trump colluding with Russia. Although the Mueller Report proved that the claims of meddling were baseless, Clinton and the Dems continue to trot them out at every opportunity. On Tuesday at the convention, Hillary again reiterated the lie that Trump stole the election. She said:

The real mission of “Black Lives Matter” – Destruction of the family, LGBT agenda, open borders, plus bizarre racist doctrine

Via Billy "When the BLM movement became loud several months ago I decided to Google four different articles about them. It was started in 2013 by three black women. Two of them said “we are queer and we are out to destroy the family unit and bring in Marxism”! The third girl had been in prison for sabotage and murder. Why are we even listening to these people ? They did not create a movement to encourage and help blacks. They should have started a movement to end black-on-black crime! This is about changing America into communism and anarchy. Great, concise, factual read."



An early Black Lives Matter riot in Oakland, CA. Note the words "Kill Cops" spray painted at upper left.
When “Black Lives Matter” was born in the ashes of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, they were rightly considered a fringe group by most Americans. Violence has always been part of their mantra. Particularly repulsive was their call in public marches for the murder of police officers (“Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon!” and “What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want it? Now!”) They are loudly and unapologetically racist. All of this was quite out in the open.

Mail in ballots

Via Cousin John

A week worth remembering for all who love freedom

 A week worth remembering for all who love freedom
At a time when communism is growing in power and popularity, it would be wise for Americans and all freedom-loving people to remind ourselves about the mortal danger of the ideology of Marx, Lenin, Stalin and Mao.

This week marks two widely ignored, yet important, anniversaries. One hundred years ago, on Aug. 25, 1920, Vladimir Lenin's invasion of Europe was defeated as the Battle of Warsaw came to a decisive end, a victory known in Poland as "The Miracle of the Vistula."

Sixty-one years ago, on Aug. 23, 1939, the Soviet Union began to succeed where it earlier had failed, with the signing of the infamous Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact with Nazi Germany. The agreement between Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin set forth a division of the free nation of Poland between the two totalitarian regimes — a division made real after the outbreak of World War II only weeks later — and set in motion a chain of events that led to the descending of the Iron Curtain across Europe within a decade.

More @ The Hill

As Violent Riots Break Out, Democrat Nancy Pelosi Labels Republicans As ‘Enemies Of The State’ +

 WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 13: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks to reporters during a news conference in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center August 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. Pelosi highlighted the differences between House Democrats and the Trump Administration in their negotiations over coronavirus relief legislation, saying, "We're miles apart in our values."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) demonized Republicans during an MSNBC interview on Monday afternoon, calling them “enemies of the state” and “domestic enemies.” Pelosi’s comments come as violent riots from left-wing activists have plagued cities across the U.S. in recent months.

“We take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic,” Pelosi said. “And sadly the domestic enemies to our voting system and our, honoring our Constitution are right [at] 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with their allies in the Congress of the United States.”

  Georgia Democrat Torches His Party During RNC Convention: ‘Infected’ With ‘Bigotry,’ Tolerating Violence

Georgia Democrat Torches His Party During RNC Convention: ‘Infected’ With ‘Bigotry,’ Tolerating Violence

  Herschel Walker: ‘I Have Seen Racism Up Close. I Know What It Is. And It Isn’t Donald Trump.’

Herschel Walker: ‘I Have Seen Racism Up Close. I Know What It Is. And It Isn’t Donald Trump.’

Works for Me, But I’m Undemanding: The Trump Agenda for the 2nd Term

Via Jonathan


Create 10 Million New Jobs in 10 Months
Create 1 Million New Small Businesses
Cut Taxes to Boost Take-Home Pay and Keep Jobs in America
Enact Fair Trade Deals that Protect American Jobs
“Made in America” Tax Credits
Expand Opportunity Zones
Continue Deregulatory Agenda for Energy Independence

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