Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Louis L'Amour: America's Prolific Western Novelist

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To tell the tale of Louis L'Amour is to tell the tale of a bygone America, one where freedom was much easier to come by, though just as dangerous to defend.

L'Amour documented the world of frontier liberty, with all its perks and pitfalls, in an extensive manner that no one else can boast, penning over 100 Western novels. While his books were fiction, L'Amour knew the cowboy life second hand, growing up at a time when remnants of the Old West frontier were still very much alive in pockets of the country.

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Trickle-Down Bidenism: This Biden socialist cadre who engineered these self-induced calamities has no clue about the damage they have done to America.

 Trickle-Down Bidenism - Newz Lane

Can 10 months really make a real difference in America? Not normally.

But weld together a hard-left socialist agenda with the control of the White House and Congress onto the combined forces of progressive woke media, Silicon Valley, the corporate boardrooms, the entertainment industry, academia, and the Wall Street borg—all in the age of instant and intrusive communications—and it’s no wonder a country, even a nation as resilient as the United States, can descend quite quickly in ways that make America almost unrecognizable.

In other words, 40 weeks of relentless Bidenism finally permeates most of the nation.

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"When We Tell You We Don't Teach CRT In Our Schools, We are Lying."

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Hospital ERs Swamped with People Reporting Blood Clots, Heart Problems, Tingling Arms

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Social Time in Old Virginia


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Editor’s Note: Often considered one of the more important “Lost Cause” post-bellum narratives, Letitia Burwell’s A Girl’s Life in Virginia Before the War offers a captivating glimpse of life in the Old South. Her grandfather had been Thomas Jefferson’s private secretary and her father served in the Virginia legislature ten times. Americans often marvel at the social mores and customs of old Europe–see the popularity of the PBS series Downton Abbey–but consider similar stories from the American South to be fabricated. This has more to do with preconceived prejudices than historical knowledge or understanding, for if the Burwell was telling the truth (why would she lie?) then modern interpretations of the South are the real “myth” of American history.

The extent of these estates precluding the possibility of near neighbors, their isolation would have been intolerable but for the custom of visiting which prevailed among us. Many houses were filled with visitors the greater part of the year, and these usually remained two or three weeks. Visiting tours were made in our private carriages, each family making at least one such tour a year. Nor was it necessary to announce these visits by message or letter, each house being considered always ready, and “entertaining company” being the occupation of the people. Sometimes two or three carriages might be descried in the evening coming up to the door through the Lombardy poplar avenue, – the usual approach to many old houses; whereupon ensued a lively flutter among small servants, who, becoming generally excited, speedily got them into their clean aprons, and ran to open gates and to remove parcels from carriages. Lady visitors were always accompanied by colored maids, although sure of finding a superfluity of these at each establishment. The mistress of the house always received her guests in the front porch, with a sincere and cordial greeting.

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Nguyen-Era Mandarin Cap Purchased at Auction in Spain for EUR600,000


The Balclis Auction House opened the auction with the hat priced under EUR600, but intense bidding drove the price to 1,200 times this figure, and ultimately went to an anonymous Vietnamese collector. The bidder is reportedly a businessman infatuated with Hue, who plans to eventually donate the historical cap to the city. 

Few details related to the hat are available, with Balclis' listing simply describing the item as a "Vietnamese Mandarin cap from the Nguyen Dynasty, late 19th century-early 20th century."

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Mathews County Virginia Votes 81% Not To Relocate Civil War Monument

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Furious Judge in Rittenhouse Trial Accuses Prosecution of ‘Grave Constitutional Violation’

 Judge shouts at Kyle Rittenhouse prosecutor for 'grave ...

Judge shouts at Kyle Rittenhouse prosecutor

Judge Bruce Schroeder of the Kenosha County Court accused prosecutors of a “grave constitutional violation” in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse on Wednesday morning after they tried to comment on his earlier reactions to testimony in the case.

Rittenhouse stunned observers by taking the witness stand in his own defense, something that defendants rarely do in such trials. He recalled the events of Aug. 25 last year, when he fired on members of a mob attacking him during a Black Lives Matter riot. As he began to describe the events leading to the shootings, he broke down, and the trial took a brief recess.

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Comment on Prosecution Rests Its Case Against Kyle Rittenhouse

 Prosecution Rests Its Case Against Kyle Rittenhouse

 Rosenbaum's past such as anally raping young boys and brutal domestic violence was inadmissible. What was presented in this trial was Rosenbaum stating, 'If I get you alone, I am going to #*&% kill you.' and, 'I'm going to carve your heart out.', all within earshot of Kyle earlier that night and directed towards the small group which Kyle was a part of.

Rosenbaum is a good kiddie diddler now. Huber, likewise. Gaige Grosskreutz (sp?) is more fortunate. I watched Gaige's testimony under oath. Everything of my experience with all kinds of people tells me that Gaige lied his patooie off on the stand. Even though he was coached by the attorneys, Gaige came across as sleazy and unbelievable. I would say that it is to his benefit that he isn't a good liar except that he really was trying to pull it over on the jury. I thought as he rushed out of the courtroom after his testimony that he must have been very angry with how he performed on the witness stand.

The media continues to eek out Rosenbaum as if he is the star of the trial. The media has tried to prop up Rosenbaum as an innocent caught in the crosshairs of the dangerous and flippant Kyle Rittenhouse. Join my in raising a glass to the young man who exercised amazing trigger control* and has become a model citizen for many to emulate.

*Kyle's testimony included how he was lightheaded and nearly blacked out as why he fell. It was in that state of barely conscious that he recognized and rightly identified the threat which intended to cause him great bodily injury. Each of us must ask ourselves, would we be so cognizant in such a state? Of course we don't know until it happens. But for Kyle it did happen and he performed exactly as one would hope if they ever found themselves in that condition in such an event.

I say that given the overnight freezing temperatures, the Kenosha Fire Dept should wet down all the roads so that black ice forms. That would help to defeat the razing and torching of the city which already the thugs have promised when the jury brings the 'wrong' verdict.

Last thing, Asst. DA Binger is a buffoon. This prosecutor did so much of the work for the defense. My working theory is Binger aimed for a mistrial.

~~ Rick

Parents aren't the problem


"The California School Boards Association is falling into the same folly as the National School Boards," he submits. "They are really trying to intimidate and silence parents who have every right to be concerned about their children's education."

While a school board association seeks protection from parents who are concerned about things like the COVID-19 vaccine mandates for schools, mask rules, LGBT policies, and critical race theory, a writer for an organization that aims to advance God's design in culture says the parents aren't the problem.

On the heels of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) sending a letter to President Biden, the California School Boards Association (CSBA) has asked Governor Gavin Newsom for protection.

With similar language to the NSBA letter, the CSBA essentially accuses parents of endangering school trustees, school employees, and members of the public at school board meetings.

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Watch: Steve Scalise Blasts Biden, Shows 5 Disasters Hidden in Infrastructure Bill


Although six House Democrats from the progressive wing of the party voted against passage of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi passed the bill late Friday night with the help of 13 Republicans. Hidden inside the 2,300 pages of this complete boondoggle of a bill are numerous dangerous provisions that would have our founders rolling in their graves.

Shortly before the vote, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana warned colleagues about several of the most egregious initiatives contained in this legislation.

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Prosecution Rests Its Case Against Kyle Rittenhouse

The first man killed by Kyle Rittenhouse on the streets of Kenosha was shot at a range of just a few feet and had soot injuries that could indicate he had his hand over the barrel of Rittenhouse’s rifle, a pathologist testified Tuesday. (AP)


After six days of evidence and witness testimony, prosecutors rested their case on Tuesday against Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who shot three men, killing two and wounding another, during violent protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year.

The prosecution concluded its argument by showing drone footage of Rittenhouse allegedly shooting one of the men, Joseph Rosenbaum, in a used car lot in downtown Kenosha.

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