Friday, March 19, 2021

I Listen

 

I read this piece to the Jackson Writers Guild a year ago. Since then, we’ve not been able to meet. Here it is again.

A southern writer can collect more stories from a back-porch conversation than from hours of creative writing instruction or a ten-day cruise through the Panama Canal. It’s especially true on Friday night when everybody kicks backs, eats well, and can’t wait for Saturday’s football extravaganza. Most of my tales come from my home town, Jackson; others from all over the state.  For me, they spring to life when somebody says, “Hush up, I’m fixin’ to tell a story.”

More @ The Abbeville Institute

Ron DeSantis: Florida Schools Will Not Teach Critical Race Theory

 Via Marc

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis denounced critical race theory at a press conference Wednesday afternoon, vowing to “expressly exclude” it from the state’s public schools.

“Florida civics curriculum will incorporate foundational concepts with the best materials and it will expressly exclude unsanctioned narratives like critical race theory and other unsubstantiated theories,” DeSantis said. “Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.”

More @ The Federalist

Biden Hit With Backlash After ‘Humiliating’ Meeting With China

“Biden is weak. And many other countries are happy about it,” former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell said. “And the woke US media is too partisan to report fairly.”

Democrat President Joe Biden faced significant backlash on Friday following a meeting that his administration had with Chinese communist officials on U.S. soil, a meeting that was widely panned as tense, chaotic, and disastrous.

The meeting in Alaska came at the request of the Biden administration and was their attempt at trying to restart bilateral relations with China. Instead, after addressing some issues that the administration had with China, China openly mocked and attacked the U.S.

More @ RTM

Our Military Suffers Yet Another Defeat… This Time to Tucker Carlson

Via Billy

 Our Military Suffers Yet Another Defeat… This Time to Tucker Carlson

Let’s get beyond their utter breach of tradition, and their unpunished breaking of the regulations banning political activity in uniform in general and information operation targeting of U.S. citizens in particular. Let’s instead focus on how crummy a job these generals and senior sergeants and their eager minions did doing it. They completely misunderstood the battlespace. They thought that all those Gallup polls listing “The Military” as America’s most respected institution would allow them to use their titles and uniforms and stuff leverage the support of the American people against this uppity pundit. But they totally failed, as usual. Citizens were outraged. Vets were livid – especially since we vets would have been handed our walking papers for this kind of garbage in our day.

 When the Chinese choose to do it, they will take Taiwan. They will screen their flanks by wiping out our regional bases and they will sink every U.S. ship within range that hasn’t already been knocked out of action by colliding with a cargo boat. By the way, read the investigation of the utter incompetence and total failure of leadership that led to those two devastating and fatal collisions in recent years. Sickening – a total failure of leadership starting at the top.

Here’s a fun fact: Tucker Carlson, over whom a bunch of senior military officers tossed 240 years of non-partisanship out the window in order to chide for pointing out their myriad failures, has won just as many wars as our generals have during the last twenty years. He has also lost fewer wars.

So, basically, Tucker Carlson – who they lambaste for being like the other ~92 percent of Americans who were never in uniform – would have done less damage running our formerly indomitable military than the perfumed princes who run it now. Yet these generals and senior NCOs who got and internalized the SJW memo are utterly clueless. They are more engaged and interested in fighting TV hosts who embarrass them by exposing their failures, and snipe hunting for mystery extremist boogeymen in the ranks, than in preparing to defeat China in high-intensity conventional combat.

More @ Townhall

“Cancel Culture” is a road to nowhere and nothingness. It is the antithesis of life." Ron Maxwell

 

The writer is a filmmaker whose work includes “Gettysburg,” “Gods and Generals” and “Copperhead.”

While discharging his responsibilities as county lieutenant and justice of the peace, Lord Thomas Fairfax and his fellow Virginians were at the center of a momentous global conflict. France and Great Britain were facing each other along the entire length of the Allegheny Mountains, from the Blue Ridge in the south to the Adirondacks in the north. The French, the English and the Indigenous Peoples were armed to the teeth, fighting to the death for the land they claimed as their own.

As the record shows in military reports and in copious correspondence between Lord Fairfax, Gov. Dinwiddie, members of the House of Burgesses, Gen. George Braddock and Maj. George Washington, Thomas Fairfax was completely and desperately engaged with his fellow Virginians in the defense of the colony. He was an essential participant in the foundation and defense of the Old Dominion when confronted by nothing less than an existential crisis.

More @ Fauquier Now

"........ the people who stole the last election will be able to steal every one going forward.”

 Sen. Chuck Schumer with For the People Act


Democrats in the U.S. Senate welcomed a House-passed bill this week that is being heralded as “election reform” legislation but their effort comes with a warning: America will be changed forever, and for the worse, if those “reforms” become law.

More @ ONN

Yes It Was Stolen. (Excellent)

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 Dated

Widest possible sharing authorized and encouraged; share via copy and paste. Be sure to include my name, so the left can understand I am not afraid of them and perfectly willing, on my own ticket, to fight:

So why, after all this, do so many of us _still_ believe the election was stolen?

In the first place, there are two things we mean by “the election was stolen.” They’re mutually reinforcing, yes, but they’re not the same. The first of these is via the influence of media and social media. It was not illegal for them to have been Biden’s campaign, but they _were_ Biden’s campaign. What that means, in practice, is that they used their privileges under the first amendment to violate the intent of the first amendment. I say “privileges,” by the way, rather than “rights” because by their conduct they have undermined the first amendment to the point we can calmly consider killing it, as regards the media, as so many lefties want it to be killed for the common citizenry. It no longer serves its purpose.

The second factor is our belief that actual spurious ballots were introduced into the system by both mailing in and other means. And the numbers were not even that large; Trump “lost” by about twelve thousand in Georgia, eighty thousand in Pennsylvania, and under twenty-one thousand in Wisconsin. Let’s not pretend that those were particularly difficult numbers to have illegally come up with. 

More @ Joe Martin's Ghost

There is No Biden Administration: Only an imminent 25th Amendment crisis and soldiers in the streets.

 Via Kirk

 

Any attempt to invoke the 25th Amendment would lead to legal challenges that would require defining, among other things, which cabinet members can legally vote on Biden’s removal. Sending the question to the Roberts Court would just stalemate it further. The same court that was unwilling to take a stand on the election is not about to decide who should be president.

In the final months of the Trump administration, House Democrats universally voted to demand the unconstitutional use of the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office.

The 25th Amendment was meant to remove presidents who were unable to discharge their duties. President Trump was clearly able to do so, but Biden may be exactly the disastrous scenario that the 25th Amendment was created to avoid. And he may be its worst test case.

More @ Front Page Magazine

Cop at NJ city council meeting completely destroys narrative about racism, cops, and sanctuary cities.

 Via Hal

ATF Arrests Florida Man for Selling Metal Drawing of Full Auto ‘Lightning Link’


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has arrested a Florida man for selling a piece of metal engraved with the outline of a “lightning link” that turns a semi-automatic AR-15 into a fully automatic machine gun.

The ATF’s move comes alongside a similar crackdown on 80-percent receivers and an ongoing debate about the legality of 3D-printed guns. In each case, federal regulators have made contradictory and unilateral decisions about the point at which a piece of metal or plastic becomes a regulated firearm or accessory.

Kristopher J. Ervin, 40, was arrested March 2 and indicted Thursday on a charge of possessing an unregistered machine-gun conversion device, according to the Florida Times-Union.

More @ Guns America

“Soulless Killer” Putin Challenges Sleepy Joe to Live Public Debate and Biden Cowers Away

 

The past several days have been a war of words between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.

It all started when Biden called Putin a “killer with no soul” during an interview with George Stephanopoulos.

More @ WLT

Basic Arithmetic For Leftist Losers

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From the very beginning of this Sino-Lung-Rot nightmare we have been told we have to listen to the science. This has included St emphatically that we must wear masks. Now this particular piece of propaganda has been increased to wearing two masks.

I can't see be the only one who is reaching their Howard Beale breaking point. So before anyone starts throwing open windows and banging on pots I thought maybe it was time for some basic ammunition for conservatives and simple arithmetic that even idiot leftist might understand. (Don't hold your breath on that.) So here we go.

Numerous published sources have stated that the diameter of the covid virus is 0.125 microns The diameter of the openings in your standard surgical mask is 75 microns. The linear ratio between these two numbers is 600 to 1. But we're not talking about linear ratios. We need to look at this in terms of cross-sectional areas.

We were all taught at a very young age that the area of a circle is determined by a very simple formula. A=π×r2.

North Carolina School District Launches Campaign to ‘Disrupt White Culture,’ Urges Teachers to Subvert White Parents and Families

 Via Reg

 

North Carolina’s largest school district has launched a campaign against “whiteness in educational spaces” and is encouraging teachers to subvert parents to push “antiracism” directly onto students without their consent.

The anti-white racism is taking place in the Wake County Public School System, which serves the greater Raleigh area.

Much more @ The Gateway Pundit