A statement on the situation at Washington and Lee Universit
If anyone ever doubted that D.C. wants to homogenize the humanity out of its subjects, this story should open their eyes:
Workers at a federal laboratory in Tennessee can talk with Southern accents to their heart’s content after managers scrapped an idea to help them “fix” their natural dialects.
Last week, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a science and technology lab operated by the U.S. Department of Energy, announced that it would be offering a six-week “Southern Accent Reduction” course, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports.
The lab’s human resources department pitched the idea, claiming that the training would help staff overcome “the most common pronunciation and grammatical differences between Southern dialects and standard American English.”
Staffers could “feel confident in a meeting when you need to speak with a more neutral American accent” the course description claimed.I lift my glass to the proud Southerners who stood up to this outrage and got the course killed. That's one cultural skirmish we won.
"Americans will not accept nullification of their laws passed by their elected representatives." Senator Jeff Sessions, on Obama's de facto amnesty for illegal aliens.
In 2013 the world’s sole superpower suffered a near mortal blow to its credibility. The leaks of Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden have exposed the nation’s rampant exceptionalism. Its diplomatic and moral credentials are in tatters. Yet it still maintains its stance as the world’s moral compass. ...
The United States has been living beyond its means for far too long. But can it bring itself to face reality?
With dwindling resources and ballooning debts, the United States appears to feel the need to prove to itself that it is still the world's benevolent judge, jury and executioner.
Just what it is prepared to do to maintain this illusion has already been seen in Iraq and Afghanistan.
If illegal aliens demonstrate such brash disregard for American law now, what kind of behavior can we expect once their numbers reach critical mass? I can think of no other act that more clearly reveals the intentions of the floodtide that's still pouring over the southwest border.
Why do we say the Empire is failing? Because its projects are failing. Its goal to establish a "democracy" in the Middle East has failed miserably. From USA Today
Ever since U.S. forces invaded Iraq and toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, the U.S. government has worried that Iraq would splinter into three states — each representing the feuding religious and ethnic factions the dictator held together through his iron rule.
It may no longer be necessary to worry that Iraq will break apart. In many ways, it already has.
The radical Islamic State that seized a swath of western and central Iraq last month effectively left the nation in three pieces, government officials and analysts say. ...
Ryan Crocker, who served as U.S. ambassador to Iraq from 2007 to 2009, described the divisions as "Shiastan," "Jihadistan" and Kurdistan. The references are to the majority Shiite Muslims, who run the national government in Baghdad; the insurgent Sunni Muslim jihadists who make up the Islamic State; and the ethnic Kurds, who have long presided over an oil-rich, semiautonomous enclave in the northIn 2002, as Americans were recovering from the shock of 9/11, Dick Cheney stated D.C.'s lofty purpose for invading Iraq: "
D.C.'s foreign wars aren't going very well, as the previous post indicates. But the Evil Empire's never-ending war against traditional America marches on! Federal judges (surprise!) just ruled against Virginia's constitutional ban on same-sex "marriage":
A federal appeals court panel in Virginia became the second one this summer to strike down a state ban against same-sex marriage Monday, making it more likely that the Supreme Court will settle the issue as early as next year.
The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond ruled 2-1 that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry that is paramount to state marriage laws.
This report should dispel all doubt as to whether the U.S. could train and finance an Afghan army that could be just as effective as the Iraq army.
Wait a minute - did you say the Ukrainians were shelling civilian areas? Our leaders told us the Russians were the bad guys.
Here's the latest from the former Land of the Free:
The National Security Agency last year significantly expanded its cooperative relationship with the Saudi Ministry of Interior, one of the world’s most repressive and abusive government agencies. An April 2013 top secret memo provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden details the agency’s plans “to provide direct analytic and technical support” to the Saudis on “internal security” matters.I'm sure the Empire's loyal flacks will condemn Snowden for pulling aside the curtain and revealing D.C.'s skunk works. He'll be branded as anti-Semitic or white supremacist or something. But it's all for nothing - people are now seeing the Evil Empire for what it is, and name-calling, no matter how shrill or loud, will make people forget. Tick-tock ...
The Saudi Ministry of Interior—referred to in the document as MOI— has been condemned for years as one of the most brutal human rights violators in the world.
Whoa. If a massive rally like this took place in the South, the corporate media would be screaming about "racism." So they ignore it instead.
The president of Guatemala believes the United States should provide at least $2 billion in aid to Central American countries in order "to attack the root of the problem" causing recent waves of illegal immigration.In a way, it's gratifying to see Latino countries admit their inability to equal Western civilization. Their dysfunctional societies cannot maintain order or take care of their own people. But we do not have infinite capacity. Nor do we want to see our country colonized and transformed. And we have the right to defend that which is ours.
During an interview with The Washington Post Thursday -- his only sitdown with an American newspaper during the trip --
Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina acknowledged that it will be up to President Obama and Congress to determine how the U.S. should respond to the influx of Central American migrants.
But "If they want to attack the root of the problem, I think that they need to think about making investments in countries like Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras," he said. "The United States is spending about $20 billion on border security and other border crossings where they process children and where they treat them and all those other processes. We say that with just 10 percent of that money that you’re investing on the U.S. border, it could be spent at minimum in the three countries and I’m confident that it would be much more profitable than investing it on border security or border control with Mexico."
Here's Johnny Cash at his best. It's his cover of "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails. One of his last hits, it fairly shimmers with emotion. A haunting classic.
New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed into law a bill that not only bans state and local law enforcement from searching an electronic device without a warrant, but also prohibits a small but important category of what the NSA has been doing with the warrantless data it collects.Little by little, rather than by one dramatic move, the people will restore their rights. Every inch of the way, D.C. will be opposing them. And there's nothing the Feds can do about it.
House Bill 1533 (HB1533) was passed unanimously by both legislative houses and was ultimately sent to Gov. Hassan’s desk last month. It bans government entities from searching “information contained in a portable electronic device” without a warrant “signed by a judge and based on probable cause.”
Any information “obtained in violation” of the new law is banned from use in any “criminal, civil, administrative, or other proceeding” in the state of New Hampshire.
The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.
The plan would involve screening youths in Honduras, one of the world's most violent nations, to determine whether they qualify for refugee status. Similar in-country screening programs were set up in East Asia after the Vietnam War and in Haiti in the 1990s.
"I fully support Israel defending itself, without US interference . . . OR AID, financial or otherwise!" David
The grim news just keeps on coming out of the Middle East:
Navi Pillay said Tel Aviv's two-week onslaught on Gaza - which has cost more than 650 Palestinians lives - would be thoroughly investigated.And if Israel is found guilty of war crimes, what other rogue nation will be complicit? Here's a hint:
Ms Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the attacks have destroyed houses and hospitals and killed civilians.
"These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes.
"Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated."
According to Gaza officials, 475 houses have been destroyed and 2,644 damaged, while 46 schools, 56 mosques and seven hospitals have been struck.
U.S. Senate Democrats included $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome rocket interception system in an emergency funding bill on Tuesday that also cut $1 billion from President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion to deal with thousands of undocumented child immigrants.Yeah, I hear you - that $225 million is for rocket interceptors. But money is fungible, so whatever tax dollars D.C. tosses at Israel for Iron Dome could be used to blow up some more Palestinian hospitals.
"Israel is an essential American ally and needs these assets to defend itself," said Maryland Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski, chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, in a statement.
If you apply the standard of "disparate impact" to this case, then it's a slam dunk of blatant discrimination. After all, Blacks in Detroit are getting their water cut off disproportionately to Whites. So now the NAACP is on the case:
Attorney Alice Jennings, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of Detroit residents, said the shutoffs were a racial issue.
“These companies are basically Caucasian companies,” she told the station. “The folks who are being cut off are almost one hundred percent African-American.”
Detroit announced Monday that it would suspend its aggressive policy of cutting off water for the next 15 days, but the NAACP Legal Defense Fund said in a press release Monday that it’s not enough. They also want the aid program for Detroit’s neediest people to be reformed.The city of Detroit buckled under to the implied threats, but I wonder what would have happened if it had stuck to its "aggressive policy" of insisting customers pay their bills?
City of Detroit Water And Sewerage Department Deputy Director, Darryl Latimer, said every account corporate or private is treated the same, adding that the water department does what they can to work with those who come forward and address their hardship situation.
“The majority of our customers (who) are in delinquency status, they just built a culture of ,’You’re not making me pay— I am not going to pay’,” said Latimer.
When immigrants cross the border and enter the Exceptional Nation ™, they magically transform into Americans, and instantly embrace our traditions, including the rule of law.
Two men described as leaders of a Philadelphia mosque were accused of trying to cut off the hand of a suspected thief, whose wrist was sliced so deeply it required hospital treatment, police said on Friday. The 46-year-old victim said two officials in the mosque accused him of stealing jars of money from the house of worship after morning prayers on Monday. The officials, described in police reports as the mosque's imam and amir, dragged the victim to the rear of the mosque, and attempted to chop off his hand with a machete, according to a police statement.Notice that these men were NOT two ordinary yahoos who took it upon themselves to mete our Islamic justice to an American. They were leaders in the mosque, and are therefore representative of other Muslims.
Here's a great introduction to secession as the ultimate defense against a tyrannical government. It's from the Sons of Confederate Veterans:
Among the Founding Fathers there was no doubt. The United States had just seceded from the British Empire, exercising the right of the people to “alter or abolish” — by force, if necessary — a despotic government. The Declaration of Independence is the most famous act of secession in our history, though modern rhetoric makes “secession” sound somehow different from, and more sinister than, claiming independence. The original 13 states formed a “Confederation,” under which each state retained its “sovereignty, freedom, and independence.” The Constitution didn’t change this; each sovereign state was free to reject the Constitution. The new powers of the federal government were “granted” and “delegated” by the states, which implies that the states were prior and superior to the federal government.There are many, many distractions, snares, and delusions in the political marketplace these days, so reminders of basic principles are vital. I want to gag when I hear someone claim we need to elect "good Republicans" to get D.C. off our back. Then there are the sovereign citizens, the "re-establishment" loonies, anarchists, libertarians, etc. For every problem there are a dozen or so useless "solutions." Let's stick to the ones that have actually been shown to work here in the real world.
Those bad ol' xenophobes claimed the fresh-faced "Dreamers" were just the tip of the iceberg. "Let the kids stay, and they'll be used to smuggle in dozens of others." Such fearmongering was harshly denounced. But now Representative Luis Gutierrez agrees that the "children" are just priming the pump for the coming floodtide. Gutierrez said this to the National Council of Das Volk, I mean, La Raza:
“You gave us a down payment when you freed 600,000 DREAMers from deportation,” he said, Breitbart reported. “Now it is time for the president in the United States … [to] free the moms and dads of the DREAMers. And to go further. Be broad and expansive and generous.” He also said that providing amnesty for 100,000 illegals was “not expansive” enough, calling for Mr. Obama to grant amnesty to “millions of our undocumented.”I'm sure Senor Obama will be most generous with our country.
Finally, a governor takes charge of his State's borders:
Monday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced he is deploying 1,000 Texas National Guard to the U.S. border with Mexico, saying he can not idly sit by while "our citizens are under siege." Pointing out the tens of thousands pf unaccompanied minors only make up roughly 20 percent of those being apprehended illegally crossing the border, Perry said he can no longer wait for the president to act as gang members and drug cartels flood into Texas, causing crime to skyrocket. Perry pointed out Texas tax payers can not bear the expense of processing and housing the surge of illegal immigration caused by President Obama's 2012 executive action "Dream Act" which has given people in Central America the idea children will be allowed to stay once in the U.S.The only way Texas - or any other State - can fight this D.C.-sponsored invasion is to reclaim all powers delegated to the federal government.
Grades should be awarded according to "representational equity." The D.C. Empire's tombstone will say "Killed by its own ideology."
D.C.'s policy of endless war just isn't fun any more. As Americans gaze in horror at the aftermaths of the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, they're realizing that (1) their government deliberately lied to them and (2), their government is run by megalomaniacs who don't know what the hell they're doing. So Americans have withdrawn their consent to wage war in their name:
Amid deepening violence across Eastern Europe and the Middle East, Americans are recoiling from direct engagement overseas and oppose U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine by large margins, according to a POLITICO poll of 2014 battleground voters. ... More than three-quarters of likely voters say they support plans to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016. Only 23 percent oppose the plan. Forty-four percent of likely voters favor less involvement in Iraq’s civil war, versus 19 percent who favor more involvement and 23 percent who say the current level of involvement is appropriate.This outbreak of mass sanity has the warmongers in a perfect funk. Here's Robert Fulford:
The slow American withdrawal from world affairs has been apparent for a long time, but has never been so glaringly evident as this week in the Middle East.... The context for the change in America’s international role was provided by a Pew Research Center poll in December. It determined that more than half of Americans now think the United States should mind its own business and let other countries “get along the best they can on their own” — the highest number since Pew began raising that issue 40 years ago. Robert Kagan, the author of The World America Made, believes Americans feel an uneasy desire to shed the burdens that their country assumed from 1941 to the end of the Cold War. Many Americans imagine they would be happier in a “normal” kind of America, a nation more attuned to its own needs, less to those of the wider world.Fulford pines for the days when, in Michael Ledeen's infamous formula, "Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business." Ah, yes. Good times. But now the party's over, and Fulford urges Americans to get back in touch with their inner Neocon again, because, "Unquestionably, America’s strength, wielded carelessly, can cause great trouble. But since the 1940s it has done the world far more good than harm. In this waning period, the global future looks increasingly dire." In WHAT alternate universe has U.S. intervention done more good than harm? Here's a partial list of the lives the D.C. Empire has snuffed out in THIS universe: - Vietnam, 1960-75 -- Two million Vietnamese killed in longest US war.
Confederate forces won the first major battle of the War for Southern Independence at Manassas in Virginia.
To answer that question, just look at what happens when border security collapses. The ongoing crisis on the southwest border with Mexico paints a stark picture:
The federal government is so overwhelmed by the current tide of migrants crossing the border it can’t provide basic medical screening to all of the children before transporting them – often by air – to longer-term holding facilities across the country, ABC News has learned. The director of refugee health in the federal Health and Human Services Department “has identified a breakdown of the medical screening processes at the Nogales, Arizona, facility,” according to an internal Department of Defense memo reviewed by ABC News. The “breakdown” a systemic failure of the handoff of these children between CBP and HHS.Now imagine what would happen if these people were shipped to unknown places all over the country. Oh, wait, we don't have to imagine it - it's happening. Forget xenophobia - our problem is mysophobia.
The latest Gallup poll reveals that immigration is the top concern of Americans. That's a healthy trend; while Official Groupthink would have us believe an alien invasion is a good thing (Yay! More Americans!), the truth is that an influx of uneducated dependents is an evil to be defended against. Almost as interesting are the other top concerns: Disgust with Congress is a close second, followed by the economy, health care, and the federal deficit. In other words, almost everything D.C. does is a problem. What's the solution to such a problem?
Old Rebel, Who stands to gain and who stands to lose by convincing the world that pro-Russian forces shot down that airliner over the Ukraine? Why would the separatists take a shot at a plane flying at over 30,000 feet (cruising altitude, far from origin or destination)? What threat is such an aircraft to them? What do they have that could even reach it? Could any man portable ground to air weapon do that? Do the separatists have a sophisticated air defense system? Or do the Ukranians have an air defense system capable of that? Could the West have supplied such a system? Would it serve American purposes to have the world believe the pro-Russian forces shot it down? Just spitballing some questions that came to me... We'll never know the truth. We do know this much, however: the US government systematically lies about everything. When it sticks its big nose into the investigation and issues the "final statement on the matter" sometime in the future, you will know this much: THAT is NOT the truth! If you decide to pose these questions to the readership, please don't use my name or nom de guerre. I'm in deep enough as it is! Then again they are probably already reading this before I even send it, har har. You and Dr. Hill are my bellwethers - when either of you drops off the radar screen or has an "accident", I'll know it is time to sandbag my house! Watch your ass, Brother!
The corporate press always gives the SPLC a free ride, swallowing their every pronouncement as the unvarnished truth. Rare is the reporter who checks the SPLC's allegations, and rarer still is the one who probes the fear-mongering tales the SPLC releases for publications. Here's a critical look at the half-truths and bombast the SPLC uses to boost its obscene profits:
SPCL is a multimillion-dollar leftist organization built on direct marketing and scare tactics, having little to do with poverty or law. It touts itself as “a nonprofit organization that combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation.” Yet it spreads hate and intolerance with vile innuendo and speculation. It also inflates its hate group count by counting every chapter in every state as a separate group.You'll definitely want to read the whole thing and bookmark it. It's a classic take-down.