Friday, January 21, 2022

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TALLADEGA: Nascar's Most Feared Track Due to Curse from the Miccosukee Indians?

Via Lisa Kit

President Trump on Jan. 6: “I Authorized National Guard on Jan. 6 – Pelosi Turned It Down” (Video)

 Via Billy

This one’s for you, Liz Cheney…

President Trump joined Sean Hannity on Thursday night on the one-year anniversary of the Biden apocalypse.

During their discussion President Trump, once again, reiterated that he authorized the National Guard to be in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. For some strange reason, Nancy Pelosi turned down the request.

The rest is history.

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Nearly Half of Democrats Would Back Temporary Detention for Unvaccinated: Poll (figures)

 Nearly Half of Democrats Would Back Temporary Detention for Unvaccinated: Poll

Nearly half of Democrat voters would back measures requiring that the unvaccinated live temporarily in “designated facilities or locations” for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine, a recent poll has found.

A national telephone and online poll from the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports, which surveyed 1,016 likely U.S. voters, found that 45 percent of likely Democratic voters would support such measures for unvaccinated America.

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Alaska Governor: States Should Look at the Militia Model as Bulwark Against Nationalized National Guard


Six state governors gathered at SHOT Show 2022 for the first-ever Governor’s Forum hosted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Governors Pete Ricketts (Nebraska), Kristi Noem (South Dakota), Asa Hutchinson (Arkansas), Brian Kemp (Georgia), Mark Gordon (Wyoming), and Mike Dunleavy (Alaska) met in Las Vegas to discuss the firearm industry in their states and reaffirm their commitment to the Second Amendment.

As part of his answer to a question about how states are banding together to push back against federal gun control laws, Gov. Dunleavy highlighted Alaska’s State Defense Force. He likened it to colonial-era state militias and offered the model as a way for other states to maintain an alternative to the National Guard, which is under dual state and federal control

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Federal District Judge Blocks Biden’s Last Vaccine Mandate on Federal Employees

Via Billy


Judge Jeffrey Vincent Brown upheld a suit from federal workers who are refusing to be vaccinated against the COVID virus.

“The motion is GRANTED as to Executive Order 14043. All the defendants, except the President, are thus enjoined from implementing or enforcing Executive Order 14043 until this case is resolved on the merits.”

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Don't Let the Old Man In


The 20 Best Songs Ever Recorded in Muscle Shoals

 For Jeffery in Alabama


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Over a decade of love and friendship between a lion and the man that saved him

Via Tuan Hoang

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Terry Shinn, part Cherokee, part Seneca and Irish a "Keeper of Stories".

 Via David Hart True via Appalachia hills people and places

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The following story is told by Terry Shinn who is part Cherokee, part Seneca and Irish. He has long been called a "keeper of stories". Terry was told this story by an old man who said it came from his grandpa. He admits it is a hard story for him to tell but an important one to hear. This story was published in 2006.

Here in Madison County there are two little roads, Upper Brush Creek and Lower Brush Creek, not far from here. Upper Brush Creek Road goes up into a mountain cove, and at the top of that mountain is an outcropping of rocks that the local people today call High Rock. This is a story about High Rock.

 how far back I am not sure, there was a Cherokee village near Walnut, close to where the BP station is now. And in the field behind the village, where there is a middle school and an elementary school today, the Cherokee raised corn and other crops.

It was a small village. They were hunters and farmers, and they had lived here in these mountains for centuries. They were peaceful. They lived basically in harmony with the early settlers.

The Cherokee lived in this area because the hunting was very good, and the land was very fertile and it was flat there, where they could grow their corn fields. Corn is what got the people through the winter months when game was very scarce.

Now, in the 1830s, Andrew Jackson, who was president of the United States in those days, put out a decree that all these Indians would be rounded up and sent out to Indian Territory, which is now Oklahoma. It was called the Indian Removal Act.

There was a detachment of military near Bryson City, and they had a stockade there, a large stockade, to house the Cherokee. It held thousands.

The soldiers found out that there was this small village of Cherokee up here near Walnut, North Carolina. They sent a detachment of military to arrest the people, so they could be marched out to Oklahoma on what was known later as the Trail of Tears.

They came up to this little Walnut community near Brush Creek, and they found the people working in the cornfields. They arrested all of the people and put them in ropes and bound them.

They were not allowed even to go to their village to get a blanket or an extra pair of moccasins or any personal effects, nothing. They were herded between the horses and forced to march back to Bryson Cit
I said everyone was in the cornfield. Actually, there were three women on a high hill overlooking the field. In terror, I am sure, they watched their family and friends be arrested and marched away.

The reason that they were not working in the fields is because they had small babies. They watched and they became very determined not to go with these white soldiers, but to stay and live. So they stayed hidden in the hills.

After their people were led away, the women came out of the hills. They realized that, for them to live there by themselves, they would have to farm and hunt. But they had no baby sitters. They needed to do something with those children so that they could farm and gather nuts, berries and other food in the daytime.

They came up with an idea. They went up onto High Rock with those children, up at the head of Brush Creek on the mountain there. There were some large cut-outs, washouts, in the rocks. They soon found out that they could put their children safely down inside these rocks.

It was too steep for the children to climb out of, and it was also a place where animals could not get into. The children would be safe there. The women could work the fields from daylight to dark, and they could return to their children at night.

This went on for most of the summer. The children became stronger. The cornfields were healthy. But somehow the military found out that there were still some holdouts up there, and they sent a small patrol back.

When the soldiers got there, they found the women working in the fields. They arrested them and tied them up and treated them very harshly. They put them on horseback, and they led those women away.

Now, the women, who spoke only Tsaligi -- Cherokee -- tried to tell the soldiers that they had small babies up in those rocks. But the soldiers spoke only English. Either they did not understand or they did not want to understand. They made them go to Bryson City, and those children were left in the rocks.

To this day, you can talk to the old people, and even some of the younger ones, that live in and around Walnut and Brush Creek. They will tell you that, on a summer evening when there is no wind, if you go out on your porch and listen, you can still hear those babies crying.

The Indian Removal Act of 1830 forced more than 70,000 Native Americans out of the Eastern United States. That number included 17,000 Cherokee. An estimated 4,000 Cherokee died of cold, hunger and disease during the journey to Oklahoma.

Very Interesting History of the Area. And very Sad Truth.😢😢💚🌹🤠

US Eatery Targeted by Angry Reviewers for Providing Raw Beef With Takeaway Phở Tái

Geez Louise, the cooking is done when you put it into the hot water, but I guess if someone wasn't familiar with the dish, they might question this. I like it, as  if you don't want it cooked say well done,  you can add it to the broth later on. Reminds me of my friend Bill Lemon who when ordering a steak would say, if it's not dripping blood, I'm going to send it back :)


(This was TET '68. A friend of mine, Bill Lemon was caught in Cholon when the Communists came. They were going door to door, street by street searching all the houses. After the second day, it was apparent that they would get to where he was staying the next day. Now picture this: George weighed 300 pounds, but his wife made him a white top with black pants like women wear there especially when they are selling wares, put a conical hat on his head, and he was able to walk a few blocks to where a man, who had been contacted by telephone, met him in a jeep, and got him away safely under a hail of fire! BT)

La Castille, Chickens & Booze 

Vientiane, Laos 1969

Prayer: Something I Had Forgotten About Concerning The Last Days of Saigon

From my friend Bill Lemon: "First, I will certainly pray for ............ Although I am no longer a good Episcopalian (sort of like I am pissed at the GOPe), I have recently recharged my Christian batteries and while I don't attend a brick and mortar meetings, I do pray- hard and often. (Anyone with children should get used to praying). I recall you and I prayed in the Cholon Church (at the end of Tran Hung Dao) during the last day's of Saigon. The key is not to focus on ourselves but the soul of others."


Customers ordering phở tái to go were confused to receive raw beef, not understanding they were expected to cook it, and responded with cruel reviews.

Pho Real Kitchen and Bar in Des Moines, Iowa attracted media attention in the US after they posted a public message responding to a crass review that accused the small business of being "lazy," "dangerous," "disgusting and in violation of the health code," regarding their order of takeaway phở tái that included uncooked slices of beef in a plastic bag.

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