Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Not five months ago, we were begging for a deluge to take away the insufferable heat of pre-rainy season. Today, we’d give a kidney to avoid having to drive — or worse, get off and push our motorbikes — down a flooded street during our evening commute.
Rainy season is an annual excuse for Saigoneers to focus their frustration on a single subject, and though we may guffaw and claim it gets worse every year, the residents of old Saigon had to navigate the flooded streets of the city without the likes of Uber, or even a heads-up from the Weather Channel.
Here’s how old Saigon fared during the rainy months.
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After eighteen years of active duty service in the US Army, my lieutenant colonel husband has resigned— Katie Phipps Hague (@AtTheHague) September 9, 2021
He’s walking away from all he’s worked for and believed in since he was an ROTC kid at UGA
He’s walking away from his retirement
His resignation memo: pic.twitter.com/u1QU488fmI
An Army lieutenant colonel’s resignation letter is gaining attention on social media after he used it to protest the COVID-19 vaccine mandate and what he described as the “Marxist takeover of the military.”
The resignation letter by Lt. Col. Paul Douglas Hague, tweeted out by his wife and shared with Fox News, said he was resigning from the Army after 19 years of service and forgoing his pension primarily because of the Pentagon’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination order for all U.S. military service members.
More @ RTM
A review of Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America’s Imperfect Union (Little Brown, 2020) by Richard Kreitner
Horrors! Richard Kreitner, a neo-Confederate? How will he, in the stable of Leftist The Nation magazine, founded as a successor to abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison’s The Liberator, ever publish again!
One must admire Kreitner’s gift of writing in Break It Up – a most readable account of American history from the point of view of the latest revisionism. He is especially gifted in finding the telling detail in the mass of evidence that he has not glossed but carefully read, crafting an insightful, page-turning story. Most importantly, Kreitner is honest with the historical evidence. It is this honestly presented evidence that is a resource to the would-be secessionist or neo-Confederate – designations that, by a bit of magic as we shall see, most definitely do not apply to Kreitner.
But first, we should admire the author’s forceful challenge to the accepted history:
More @ The Abbeville Institute
Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell is pouring cold water on new reporting from Bob Woodward, detailed in the Washington Post Tuesday, that General Mark Milley vowed to give China a heads up if President Donald Trump ordered an attack.
He’s also dismissing calls from Alexander Vindman, the “whistleblower” behind Trump’s first impeachment over a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, for Milley to resign.
“Bob Woodward has become the Michael Wolff of Washington, DC. It’s hard to believe anything the two of them write. Trump isn’t a war starter and I don’t believe Milley thought he was.”
More @ RTM
Former Acting SecDef: I Didn’t Authorize Mark Milley’s Calls to China, He Should Resign for Promising Intel
Former Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, who served in the final months of President Donald Trump’s term, said he “did not and would not ever authorize” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley’s “secret” communications with a Chinese official and called on him to resign “immediately” from the Biden administration.
The explosive allegations against Milley represent a “disgraceful and unprecedented act of insubordination,” Miller told Fox News in a statement on Wednesday.
More @ Breitbart
Via Lavender Rose
Israeli doctor Kobi Haviv told Channel 13 News: “95% of seriously ill patients are vaccinated. Fully vaccinated people account for 85-90% of hospitalizations. We are opening more and more COVID branches. The effectiveness of vaccines is declining or disappearing.”
World Health Organization European Advisory Group of Experts in Immunization former Vice President Professor Christian Perronne yesterday said that all vaccinated people must quarantine over the winter months or risk serious illness
This interview comes from U.K column news:
More @ COVID Global News
The Civil War Diaries S3E1 On this season premiere of the Civil War Diaries we visit with the Confederate Veterans Convention of 1914 in Jacksonville Florida. 40,000 Confederate Veterans assembled. Aging veterans dance to the music of two fiddlers and gather to the parade on foot, by horse, or in cars. Also shown are crowd scenes, general views of the camp with its tents, an emergency medical tent staffed by the Red Cross, and thousands of veterans dining together in a mess tent. Scenes from the Sons of Confederate Veterans Parade include marching bands, a passing electric street car, and the Forrest Cavalry of Tennessee, named after Confederate cavalry general Nathan Bedford Forrest. Also shown is F.M. Iremonger, said to be the youngest living Confederate veteran.
Video via Reborn
There are a great many things coming from Biden, Fauci, the CDC, the State Department, the military, the Justice Department, and basically the Deep State that make no sense. From Biden and the Deep State, we are getting executive orders, mandates, guidelines, decisions, policies, and edicts that just do not make any sort of intellectual sense. It is not just a difference of opinion. It is not just different politics or a different point of view. Decisions, guidelines, policies, and proposed laws are coming out of Washington D.C., Biden, and the Deep State that one just can't figure out in an intellectual, factual, common-sense sort of way. The only way to explain what is coming from the placeholder at the White House and the Deep State elites is that they are just evil. They are doing what they’re doing because they are evil. No other answer makes sense.
More @ American Thinker
Trump responded to the news in a statement, writing, “If the story of ‘Dumba**’ General Mark Milley, the same failed leader who engineered the worst withdrawal from a country, Afghanistan, in U.S. history, leaving behind many dead and wounded soldiers, many American citizens, and $85 Billion worth of the newest and most sophisticated Military equipment in the world, and our Country’s reputation, is true, then I assume he would be tried for TREASON in that he would have been dealing with his Chinese counterpart behind the President’s back and telling China that he would be giving them notification ‘of an attack.’
Former President Donald Trump tore into General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, over a bombshell report that alleged that Milley contacted his Chinese counterpart to inform him that if Trump ordered an attack, he would warn China in advance.
“General Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be okay. We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you,” Milley allegedly said. “General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years. If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.”
More @ The Daily Wire
The Monthly posited that many Texas Hispanics “actively reject being cast as immigrants......“Last year, in Starr County, where 96 percent of respondents were Hispanic, almost 99 percent identified as white. (In Fallbrook CA where I lived for a number of years, Hispanics feel much the same and families have been living there for many generations.)
According to a report in the Texas Monthly, Democrats who have been hoping to turn the state of Texas blue are facing the stark realization that the Hispanic vote they seemingly take for granted is far more conservative than they are willing to admit.
The Texas Monthly notes:
Last year, McAllen experienced the biggest shift in party vote share, toward Donald Trump, of any large city in the country save for Laredo, 150 miles to the northwest. In both border towns, Trump improved on his 2016 results by more than 23 points. … no area fled further into the GOP camp than South Texas, where 18 percent of the state’s Hispanic population lives.
More @ The Daily Wire
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