Friday, May 21, 2021
For Christmas, I gave my granddaughter a compilation of Eudora Welty’s novels. She’s an avid reader and tore into the book as soon as she unwrapped it. The short stories, however, were not included. Yesterday, we drove to a large national bookstore chain ( aka quasi toy store and puzzle shop) to purchase one of Miss Welty’s finest Why I Live at the P.O. After a thorough search of the shelves, I couldn’t find any of Miss Welty’s works so I approached the young woman standing behind the customer service desk.
“May I help you?” she asked me. She was mid-twenties, long straight hair, Buddy Holly glasses, and a serious expression.
“Where are Eudora Welty’s books?” I inquired.
Eudora Welty,” I repeated.
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The right to own private property that cannot be arbitrarily regulated or confiscated by the government is the moral and constitutional basis for individual freedom.~~Dr. Dan Eichenbaum
To our founders, the totality of your private property consisted of your land and home, your possessions, the work of your hands, the ideas of your mind, and your life itself. This fundamental belief was in direct conflict with the centuries-old concept that land, and usually its inhabitants, were the rightful property of the monarch or tyrant who controlled the territory. People in the king’s empire were called “subjects” not citizens and paid high taxes in return for land rental and protection. They were subject to the arbitrary rules fabricated by the monarch based on the king’s whims and were most assuredly not free.
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My Grandaughter Ella Graduates as Valedictorian at SCHS (San Clemente High School) Where my Four Daughters Attended
American voters have a First Amendment right to question the outcome of the Nov. 3 election, says a U.S. senator who has his own questions about an election marred with questionable legal decisions, first-hand accounts of illegal activity, and late-night ballot counting in Democrat strongholds.
In an appearance on American Family Radio, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (pictured above) said it is no “conspiracy theory” for Americans to point out, for example, that a federal judge “usurped” Arizona’s state election law, on the books for 30 years, that sets a firm deadline for registering to vote.
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A judge in Georgia on Friday ruled to unseal absentee ballots submitted in the 2020 presidential election.
Petitioners in an ongoing case will be able to go to where the ballots are stored in Fulton County, Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero said at the conclusion of a hearing.
Amero plans to issue an order soon that will set forth protocols governing a fresh scanning of the ballots, which will be done by county workers while petitioners and their experts observe
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Confederate States: North Carolina Volunteers Flag with Fonda
47" x 35" yellow & blue wool bunting, composed of two blue panels and three yellow panels with flat-fell seams. Machine stitched. 1" canvas "corded" hoist with rope insert. Left side inscribed "N C Vol" in black paint. Some mothing, rips, tears and areas of loss, as shown. Two reinforced or repair patches adjacent to hoist. Very good overall. Accompanied by a five-page Fonda Thomsen report dated August 30, 1999. Some observations: "The blue was founds to be a natural indigo and the yellow a natural yellow dye... The flag is intact as originally constructed except for the black pigment which appears to have been added later. The pigment on the upper reinforcement matches the pigment on the lettering...
The flag was purchased from an elderly man from Boutte, LA who reported the flag had been passed down in the family from North Carolina relatives. After a thorough physical examination of the material and method of construction of this flag, and a comparison of these materials with previous examinations of documented period flags, it is my opinion, as a textile conservator, the materials used in the construction of this flag could be from the Civil War period with the following considerations. The wool buntings used in the construction appear to be a tighter weave than commonly found in Civil War flags, but we have found at least six flags in our database that have similar thread counts. It is interesting to note that they were all late war issues and one was a post war flag. The sewing thread used in construction throughout has been found in Civil War period flags, especially those machine stitched.
The blue dye tested positive for indigo which was in common use during the war and the yellow was a natural dye which would also have been available." It is also accompanied by an April 7, 2009 report by Jon Ingram of JK Cloth. He speculates that the flag may been originated as a naval signal flag, or been modeled after one. An attribution to Captain Guilford W. Cox's Company of North Carolina Volunteers (organized May 19, 1863 at Goldsboro) is suggested.
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Federal Judge Sides With Biden, Rules Christian College Must Allow Biological Men to Share Showers With Women
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a Christian college has to abide by the Biden administration’s rule and allow students of the opposite biological sex to share dorms and shower spaces.
The ruling: Judge Roseann Ketchmark of the District Court of Western Missouri sided with the administration in a lawsuit filed by the College of the Ozarks and denies a request for a temporary restraining order.
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Former FBI Director Donated $100K To Biden Grandchildren’s Trust While He Was Soliciting Biden For Work: Report
In an investigative piece published Thursday, the Daily Mail‘s Josh Boswell reports that former FBI Director Louis Freeh donated $100,000 to a private trust for Joe Biden’s grandchildren in 2016, when Biden still served as vice president, but during that same year he was soliciting Biden’s son Hunter and possibly Biden himself about future work, telling Hunter Biden, “I would like to talk with you and Dad about working together next year.
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America is more than a year into the latest ammunition shortage, and it appears supply will not catch up with demand anytime soon.
As store shelves lie barren and prices for the most popular ammunition hover at two, three, or even five times their pre-pandemic levels, manufacturers said they are still scrambling to bring enough product to market. They said they are still working through several years’ worth of orders that have already been placed.
“On certain products, we are certainly seeing backlogs that stretch out two years and beyond,” Brett Flaugher, president of Winchester Ammunition, told The Reload. “For those who shoot 9mm and 5.56 ammunition, which are both in high demand, it’s very uncertain how long it will be before people will consistently have ammunition readily available.”
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