Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ed Sebesta interviews Dr. Thomas Woods


This is Ed's best effort at attacking eeeeevil Neoconfederates. He hits Dr. Woods hard, but Tom recovers, and comes back swinging. Ed loses it at 7:00 in.

Idaho resolution to withhold/escrow Fed taxes

THIS is how to whip Leviathan! Finally, the sovereign people of the States are doing something to stop unconstitutional expenditures.

And if DC can't be reformed ...

How bad is Afghanistan?

"The security situation in Afghanistan remains tenuous, with instability fueled by a resilient and still confident insurgency, tribal tensions, political challenges, and competition for influence in the future."

What defeatist, anti-American, Muslim-loving traitor said that?

Uh-oh.

The freedom to obey your leaders ...

... is what Neocons mean by "freedom." What else to conclude from the latest online creepiness from Americaneocon:

List of French Citizens Who Collaborated With the Nazis During WWII to Be Published Online

At London's Telegraph, via Theo Spark.

One day, we'll also see a list of Americans who collaborated with global jihad in the post-9/11 era.

This is nothing new from the chickenhawks. Tough guy Michael Reagan once giggled about the prospect of executing anti-war activist Mark Dice:

"You call them traitors–that’s what they are–and you shoot ‘em dead. I’ll pay for the bullet. How about you take Mark Dice out, and put him in the middle of the firing range? Tie him to a post, don’t blindfold him, and let it rip and have some fun with Mark Dice."

And who can forget David Horowitz' blanket condemnation of all who failed to support the Neocon Wars?

"Protesters against America’s war on terror are not peaceniks, they are America-haters and saboteurs, and they should be treated as such."

If you're puzzled that so-called "conservatives" could sound so anti-American and totalitarian, just remember the Trotskyite foundations of Neoconservatism.

Quote of the day

"The entire COIN strategy is a fraud perpetuated on the American people. The idea that we are going to spend a trillion dollars to reshape the culture of the Islamic world is utter nonsense." Douglas Macgregor, a retired colonel and leading critic of counterinsurgency who attended West Point with McChrystal.

11th Annual Birthday Party for Lt. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest

When: Saturday, 10 July 2010
Where: Fort Dixie Home of Butch & Pat Godwin
10800 Dallas County Road 30
Selma , Alabama 36701

334-875-1690: e-mail - oldsouthrebel@zebra.net

Time: 3:00 PM til ya wanna go home

Come enjoy the Spirit of Memphis as we celebrate the 189th Birthday Anniversary at the 11th Annual Birthday Party for Lt. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest. Spend the day at Fort Dixie for the BEST Southern Menu South of the Mason-Dixon Line Southern Fried Catfish & all the fixins, ice cold watermelon Live Southern Music, Inspirational Southern talk and the BEST Southern Folk in the Heart of Dixie! Auction of GREAT Southern/Confederate items & door prizes, plus drawing for NBF Bonded Bronze Bust. Bring ya kith n kin, ya in-laws, ya out-laws, lawn chairs, umbrellas, patio tents, insect repellant, sunscreen.

The Second Amendment and the Incorporation Doctrine

Here's confirmation of our earlier post arguing the Supreme Court's ruling on the Second Amendment guts States' Rights -- though this one thinks it's a great idea:

So the end result is that the Second Amendment now applies to the states, like the First, or the Fourth, or the Fifth. In other words, it’s now normal constitutional law. ...

The general position taken by most mainstream media types, and most academics, was that the Second Amendment didn’t protect individuals, only the right of states to have a national guard, a right that was obsolete anyway.

The Supreme Court has long held that the Bill of Rights doesn’t apply directly to the states. However, through a doctrine called “incorporation,” it has been applied, piecemeal, to the states via the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause. Many legal academics (including me) have criticized this approach as unprincipled and sloppy, and suggested that the Framers of the Fourteenth Amendment meant for the entire Bill of Rights, at least, to apply to the states under the Fourteenth Amendment’s Privileges or Immunities Clause instead.

It's always a good idea to see where a pundit's coming from. Reynolds, who argues above that State sovereignty is "obsolete," is a typical big-government apologist. He calls himself a "libertarian transhumanist," which means he's a body-loathing, anti-social, radical individualist who believes mankind should tranform itself into a race of soulless, disconnected bio-machines:

Reynolds is often described as conservative, but holds liberal views on social issues such as abortion, the War on Drugs and gay marriage. He describes himself as a libertarian and more specifically a libertarian transhumanist. He customarily illustrates his combination of views by stating: "I'd be delighted to live in a country where happily married gay couples had closets full of assault weapons." He is a strong supporter of Porkbusters and the Iraq War.

In both politics and consumer marketing, we're clearly in the age of deceptive labeling. That's why it's best to see WHAT a pundit proposes doing to you, rather than trusting the label he uses to coax you into accepting it. A "libertarian" who scoffs at States' Rights and supports the Empire's war is not for limited government. Caveat emptor.

Banks Financing Mexico Gangs Admitted in Wells Fargo Deal

As they say in the Wells Fargo ads, "Together we'll go far." I'm not sure if this is what the ad agency had in mind:

Just before sunset on April 10, 2006, a DC-9 jet landed at the international airport in the port city of Ciudad del Carmen, 500 miles east of Mexico City. As soldiers on the ground approached the plane, the crew tried to shoo them away, saying there was a dangerous oil leak. So the troops grew suspicious and searched the jet.

They found 128 black suitcases, packed with 5.7 tons of cocaine, valued at $100 million. The stash was supposed to have been delivered from Caracas to drug traffickers in Toluca, near Mexico City, Mexican prosecutors later found. Law enforcement officials also discovered something else.

The smugglers had bought the DC-9 with laundered funds they transferred through two of the biggest banks in the U.S.: Wachovia Corp. and Bank of America Corp., Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its August 2010 issue.

This was no isolated incident. Wachovia, it turns out, had made a habit of helping move money for Mexican drug smugglers.

Looks like Bush was right when he said illegal immigrants were bringing their family values into America. He just didn't tell us he meant crime families.

Kagan: Yes, DC is all-powerful. Next question.

Last Friday, George Will listed some questions he wanted to pose to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. My favorite cut to the root of the problem with the Federal government:

Can you name a human endeavor that Congress cannot regulate on the pretense that the endeavor affects interstate commerce? If courts reflexively defer to that congressional pretense, in what sense do we have limited government?

Lo and behold, Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma tossed that very question at her. Here's Kagan's response:


So now we know the answer: The Federal government can do whatever the hell it wants.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Obama vs The Governors

Here's the latest on the escalating conflict between DC and the people:

Two governors made news today as they took steps toward more fiscally responsible government and border security. Meanwhile President Barack Obama is making plans to undermine their efforts and impede their progress every chance he gets. While states' rights has always been an important issue in our nation's history, protecting those rights is rapidly becoming a matter of survival.

Absolutely. States' Rights isn't a matter of nit-picky Constitutionalism or nostalgia, but a matter of life of death -- of our liberty, of our culture, of our means of livelihood. DC is the greatest threat to all three -- as more Americans are beginning to realize.

Flags of the Rebellion


A young man salutes the pioneer submariners as they are buried with full honors on April 17th, 2004, in Charleston, South Carolina.

Send me your flag pictures at rebellionblog@gmail.com

Politics, Power and Sen. Byrd

Great article by William Murchison on the late Senator Byrd and his legacy -- which includes the urgent need to enact term limits, especially in term-limit-resistant DC. But as good as the entire article is, this little gem really grabbed me:

Nearly everyone has heard Lord Acton’s axiom about power: It “tends to corrupt.” Corrupt whom, though? The power-wielders alone? Just as corrupted can be the beneficiaries of the exercise of power.

Why did Byrd win election after election? Because he delivered the pork.

Justices take AZ migrant-hiring law

Here we go:

The nation's high court agreed Monday to review Arizona's law that punishes employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. ...

Sen. Russell Pearce, the Mesa Republican who was the architect of the law, said he was "very concerned" that the court might have taken the case because of political pressure from business interests. And Pearce said he always assumed three of the justices would never see things his way.

"They don't believe in states' rights," he said. "They don't believe in the Constitution, really."

Gee, I wonder how the "Wise Latina" will vote?

Police win grant to stop gang activity

This is how far the once-noble police profession has fallen:

Suspected gang members will soon have additional mentors to help them avoid a life of crime.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police will hire three case managers to work with juveniles who are currently behind bars at the Cabarrus Youth Detention Center.

Participants could be monitored for up to one year, with case managers offering guidance on finding a job and dealing with personal relationships.

It is an extension of the department's Gang of One initiative, a six-year-old program which targets young people who are likely to be recruited into organized crime or are already participating in gang activity.

Yes. If only these young people had had the right mentors:


Of course, the problem is with "young people," not illegal immigrants. Enforcing existing immigration laws is unthinkable. If we did that, there'd be no grants, no special programs, no jobs for case managers.

Remember, with government, solutions are not the answer. More government is ALWAYS the answer.

Census Bureau managers fired for faking questionnaires

Trust the government? Are you crazy?

Two Census Bureau managers from a Brooklyn field office were fired after their bosses found they faked household surveys to meet deadlines, the Daily News learned.

Instead of pounding the pavement and knocking on doors, the corner-cutting people-counters mined the phone book and Internet to make up answers to questionnaires, regional director Tony Farthing said.

The managers - turned in by whistleblower employees - were caught last week. Now, at least 10,000 surveys need to be done or redone, officials said.

Before anyone tries to dismiss this with, "Well, the government corrected the problem," note that it was whistleblowers, not management, that uncovered the deception -- and the Federal government has a disgraceful record of going after whistleblowers.

Are You Confederate But Don't Know It?

This classic from our old friend Charley Reese should be required reading:

Most of the political problems in this country won't be settled until more folks realize the South was right.

I know that goes against the P.C. edicts, but the fact is that on the subject of the constitutional republic, the Confederate leaders were right and the Northern Republicans were wrong.

Many people today even argue the Confederate positions without realizing it.

If you believe the Constitution limits the power of the Federal government, if you believe the US is supposed to be a voluntary union, or if you oppose pork-barrel spending, then "you may be a Southerner philosophically" no matter where you were born.

Monday, June 28, 2010

President Obama quietly moving on immigration reform

I'd fix CNN's headline by substituting "sneakily" for "quietly." Take a look at his guest list for his immigration summit:

Karen Narasaki, Asian American Justice Center
Rosa Rosales, LULAC
Janet Murguia, NCLR
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
Leith Anderson, National Association of Evangelicals
Lillian Rodriguez Lopez, National Hispanic Leadership Association
Eliseo Medina, SEIU
Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO
Angelica Salas, CHIRLA
Gustavo Torres, CASA de Maryland
Juan Rodriguez, Trail of Dreams
Dolores Huerta
Bishop Kicanas, Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Ali Noorani, National Immigration Forum/RI4A
Deepak Barghava, Center for Community Change

Where are the patriotic groups? FAIR, for example? NumbersUSA? Apparently, they don't count -- only the treason lobby is welcome.

Senator Robert Byrd, RIP

It is with sorrow that I today heard of Senator Robert Byrd’s passing.

Although he might have been the typical “pork barreling politician,” at least he tried to put the people of his own state first. And throughout his career, he has been right on a number of issues.

- He filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

- He, along with Strom Thurmond, voted against the Immigration Act of 1965 (possibly the worst piece of legislation in American history), while people like Bob Dole voted for it.

- And he voted against the Iraq War.

He also was an amateur historian and well read in European history – both ancient and modern. His charm and grasp of the political tradition (unlike the idiocy of other Democrats) will be missed. At least on the bright side, we no longer will have to listen to PC Republicans say that the only former klansman in Congress is a Democrat.
via Conservative Heritage Times.

More on the Maywood disaster

Here's an interesting little tidbit on the town of Maywood, California, which, as we've recently reported, has declared bankruptcy: Back in 1995, it declared itself a "sanctuary city." The Latino population swelled.

Mission accomplished!

The Second Amendment trap

This ruling by the black-robed deities on the Supreme Court is bad news:

The US Supreme Court on Monday extended the constitutional protection of the Second Amendment’s right to keep and bear arms to every jurisdiction in the nation.

The action places in serious doubt the constitutionality of a handgun ban in Chicago, and sets the stage for more legal challenges to an array of tough gun-control laws across the United States.

The 5-to-4 decision means that in addition to the federal government, state and local governments must comply with the high court’s 2008 landmark ruling recognizing an individual right to possess handguns in the home for self defense.

Of course, it was greeted as a triumph by the housebroken right:

The Supreme Court handed down an important ruling today stating what should be obvious: that the Second Amendment, in the words of Justice Alito writing for the court, “applies equally to the federal government and the states.” Today’s decision in McDonald vs. City of Chicago, in conjunction with the landmark Heller case two years ago, should leave little doubt that our individual right to keep and bear arms applies everywhere and is a right for everyone.

Here's the problem: The Bill of Rights was designed to LIMIT the power of the Federal government; it was never intended to list all the rights of American citizens. After the WBTS, the triumphant big-business/big-government faction added the 14th amendment to the Constitution. This made the Federal government the supreme power by making it the arbiter of individual rights.

This isn't just an exercise in semantics. Here's the rest of Alito's comment on the Second Amendment:

"The right to keep and bear arms must be regarded as a substantive guarantee, not a prohibition that could be ignored so long as the States legislated in an evenhanded manner."

And guess who's claiming the power to enforce this "substantive guarantee"? Yes, our guardian angels in DC.

The bottom line is that this affirms the supremacy of the Federal government. If it can nullify any State or local law regarding firearms, it can nullify any other law our DC overlords don't like.

This is a complete reversal of States' Rights.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

McChrystal's bleak outlook

Now isn't this interesting! Seems General McChrystal realized just how grim things were in Afghanistan -- and all on his watch:

Sacked US General Stanley McChrystal issued a devastatingly critical assessment of the war against a "resilient and growing insurgency" just days before being forced out.

Using confidential military documents, copies of which have been seen by the IoS, the "runaway general" briefed defence ministers from Nato and the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) earlier this month, and warned them not to expect any progress in the next six months. During his presentation, he raised serious concerns over levels of security, violence, and corruption within the Afghan administration.

McChrystal isn't the only one to grasp how bad the Afghan occupation is going. CIA Director Leon Panetta admits violence is escalating in Afghanistan, and confirms that "things are going slowly" for US forces.

Sounds like the empire's minions are preparing us for even worse news.

Obama Can Shut Down Internet For 4 Months Under New Emergency Powers

Just where in the Constitution does DC get THIS kind of power?

President Obama will be handed the power to shut down the Internet for at least four months without Congressional oversight if the Senate votes for the infamous Internet ‘kill switch’ bill, which was approved by a key Senate committee yesterday and now moves to the floor.

The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, which is being pushed hard by Senator Joe Lieberman, would hand absolute power to the federal government to close down networks, and block incoming Internet traffic from certain countries under a declared national emergency.

Is there any aspect of our lives DC can't claim to control? And just how outrageous does the abuse of power have to get before the American people have had enough?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Governor Brewer to Obama: Do your job!


The borders aren't broken. The Federal government is broken.

Interim cap on non-EU migrant workers coming to UK

Leave it to Conservatives to implement the radical idea of reducing the flow of cheap labor to protect British workers.

Think that could work here?

The Banksters strike again!

If you cut through all the hype about "ending bailouts" and "regulating Wall Street," the Financial Reform Bill the Senate just passed actually gives the big banks a guaranteed $50 billion slush fund they can rely on when their greed and short-sightedness get them into another crisis.

Guess who's funding it? Yep -- the besieged Middle Class has been played for a fool once again.

No wonder the Big Banks' stocks rose Friday.

This is a desperate attempt to prop up the big banks. Prediction: This will give the banksters a false sense of security, and they'll go right back to their old, bad habits.

Exotic dancers claim oil spill damages

More unexpected consequences from Bungling Petroleum's massive oil spill:


The oil spill is destroying livelihoods all along the Gulf Coast, and British Petroleum has secured $20 billion in escrow to pay claims of those who have been damaged by the careless mishap. Among those suffering from the oil spill are strippers.

The Mimosa Dancing Girls club in New Orleans has filed a compensation claim, and similar claims are likely to follow. Strippers have been financially harmed because tourists are staying away, fishers can no longer afford strip clubs, and other working men and women who enjoy strip clubs are also staying away because of financial hardship caused by the oil spill.

I wonder if Joe Biden will be in charge of stuffing the girls' share of the $20 billion into their g-strings?

Or would Al Gore be a better man for the job?

The Rich and Powerful back amnesty

Who says multiculturalism is an assault by the elite against the Middle Class -- besides me? Well, would you believe one of the more repulsive of the globalist elite? Of course, I'm talking about Rupert Murdoch:

It could mark a turning point in the long struggle to achieve immigration reform and our mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and media giant Rupert Murdoch, are leading the way.

They have formed a coalition of CEOs and billionaires whose goal is to get President Obama and Congress to make revolutionary changes in our immigration laws and policy.

Significantly, at a time when many politicians and American voters are deeply concerned about illegal immigration, some of the nation’s most powerful leaders are pleading for new initiatives to legalize illegal immigrants.

It's all about cheap, exploitable labor. That's why there's such a booming industry in prettying up raw exploitation with the language of "diversity" and "tolerance."

Quote of the day

"President Obama said today, although he admires McChrystal's service and dedication to his country, he said, 'You don't criticize your bosses.' Okay, that's the same reason President Obama never says anything bad about the Chinese." JAY LENO

Friday, June 25, 2010

Free Republic now pro-secession?

Obama's done a bang-up job turning patriotic Americans against the Federal government -- just as we'd predicted.

But the latest indicator is a little jarring -- in a pleasant way. The pro-war Free Republic is now featuring pro-secession posts -- see here and here, for example. And this is the site that banned me for just TALKING about secession back in the "glory days" of the Iraq War. Obama's changed all that. Keep up the good work, Mr. President!

What worries me, however, is the possibility that Obama may launch another war -- Iran, for example? -- to rally conservatives back onto the reservation. Unfortunately, he'd have Congress behind such a move, as the latest vote on Iran sanctions proves.

Petraeus to face soldier complaints over war rules

In other words, the Pentagon Spin Machine is paving the way to loosen up the Rules of Engagement that attempted to reduce Afghan civilian casualties.

Rather than "letting the troops win," this will only result in more civilian casualties, which can only stiffen resistance.

Obama isn't Carter. He's Johnson.

Idaho GOP Panel Wants State Militia

NOW we're not just talking about State's Rights -- someone is actually doing something about it:

Could Idaho get an all-volunteer state militia that's out from under any federal control?

A Butte County delegate to the state Republican Party convention in Idaho Falls on Friday got his compatriots on a committee to go along with the plan - at least on paper.

The idea must still win full convention approval Saturday.

Butte County delegate Guy Mongan says such a force could assist in the event of natural disasters and wouldn't be subject to a military call-up, such like the Idaho National Guard.

Anyone out there who STILL doesn't think we're in a new age?

h/t to Charles Johnson!

A failed president, a failed empire

You don't want to miss Pat Buchanan's latest bombshell, in which he shows how current events betray an empire teetering on collapse. His conclusion is a knock-out punch:

America is facing a crisis of confidence in government, with the nation unable to win its wars, balance its budgets, control its borders, stop the bleeding of its manufacturing base or plug a hole in the ocean floor.

Should the sovereign debt bombs start going off, as they have lately threatened to do in Greece, bringing on another financial crisis to dwarf the one we have lately gone through, the crisis of democratic governments will become a crisis of democracy itself.

Perceived to have failed the country, the Bush Republicans were summarily dismissed in 2006 and 2008. Obama’s Democrats go to the wall in November. Republicans will inherit the windfall. Yet few harbor great hopes that the GOP has the cure for what ails America.

Perhaps the answers lie beyond the parameters of our present politics.

No doubt about that. Here's one alternative that's picking up steam all over the world.

Greece puts islands up for sale to save economy

I like that idea. Maybe we can sell California. Or DC. And we'll toss New York in for free.

Southern Music break

Woooo-hooo! It's Friday, y'all! Jeff has requested "Bury me in Southern Ground."

The Nation State of Michigan

Here's another example of how secession is changing the political debate in this country. From The Tea Party Patriot Field Guide:

Every state, in fact, is a nation, on par with Germany and France. No one would doubt that Germany has more authority to govern its people than the European Union. Therefore, Arizona has more authority to govern its people, and write its laws, than the federal government. In fact, just as Germany can secede from the EU, Arizona still has an absolute right to secede from the U.S.

Quote of the day

Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break into pieces. Étienne de La Boétie

Questions for Elena Kagan

George Will would like to see Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan respond to the following, and so would I:

In 1964, Sen. Hubert Humphrey, a principal sponsor of that year’s Civil Rights Act, denounced the “nightmarish propaganda” that the law would permit preferential treatment of an individual or group because of race or racial “imbalance” in employment. What happened?

William Voegeli, contributing editor of the Claremont Review of Books, writes: “The astonishingly quick and complete transformation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, from a law requiring all citizens be treated equally to a policy requiring that they be treated unequally, is one of the most audacious bait-and-switch operations in American political history.” Discuss.

Can you name a human endeavor that Congress cannot regulate on the pretense that the endeavor affects interstate commerce? If courts reflexively defer to that congressional pretense, in what sense do we have limited government?

In Federalist 45, James Madison said: "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the state governments are numerous and indefinite." What did the Father of the Constitution not understand about the Constitution? Are you a Madisonian? Does the doctrine of enumerated powers impose any limits on the federal government? Can you cite some things that, because of that doctrine, the federal government has no constitutional power to do?

I wish Rand Paul had brought up these points when he was under fire for his lukewarm critique of the unconstitutional 1964 Civil Rights act.

My blueprint for a resolution

Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister, argues for an independent Palestinian state. He cites the emergence of smaller, ethnic-based nations as a hopeful trend toward peace:

We have seen that history is moving away from attempts to accommodate competing national aspirations in a single state. The former Yugoslavia was broken up into many separate states. Czechoslovakia was split into two, and even in Belgium there are strong voices who wish to see that nation broken into separate Walloon and Flemish territories. The precedent of creating new states based on ethnic, national and even religious boundaries has been established in the international community and is becoming the trend.

Those same dynamics are at work here in America. The parasitic governing class ignores them when they can and tries to delegitimize them when it's impossible to ignore them. But Mr. Lieberman is correct: Devolution is coming.

Obama Taps 'Sanctuary City' Supporter as Immigration Chief

No doubt where Obama stands on the Third-World invasion of the US:

The Obama administration has tapped an outspoken critic of immigration enforcement on the local level to oversee and promote partnerships between federal and local officials on the issue.

Harold Hurtt, a former police chief in Houston and Phoenix, has been hired as the director for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of State and Local Coordination.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Portland woman says Al Gore groped her in hotel room

Who knows if this is true or not -- but the imagery is just too bizarre to ignore:

She called him a "crazed sex poodle" and tried to distract him, pointing out a box of Moonstruck chocolates on a nearby table. He went for the chocolates and then offered her some, cornering her, fondling her and shoving his tongue in her mouth to french kiss as he pressed against her.

She said he tried to pull her camisole strap down.

She said she told him to stop it. "I was distressed, shocked and terrified."

She said she was intimidated by his physical size, calling him "rotund," described his "violent temper, dictatorial, commanding attitude" -- what she termed a contrast from his "Mr. Smiley global-warming concern persona."

Whoa. It's like Spock in pon farr!

Jewish dance group attacked by German youths

Oh, dear. Was it neo-Nazis? Were they singing "Tomorrow belongs to me" when they attacked?

No, it turns out the attackers were "Muslim immigrant youths."

Hmm. Maybe open borders isn't a good idea. And I wonder if the heroic German "antifa" will rough up the perps?

5 Million Iraqis Killed, Maimed, Tortured, Displaced -- Think That Bothers War Boosters Like Christopher Hitchens?

But their intentions were good ...

Great smackdown of atheist lefty Chris Hitchens.

48% See Government Today As A Threat to Individual Rights

When the Reichstag Congress passed the Patriot Act, I wrote a letter to the editor of the local paper denouncing it. It was rejected. When I called to find out why, the editor guffawed that "it's an extremist position that the US government is a bigger threat to our liberty than Al-Qaeda."

Chalk up yet another League of the South "extremist" position to go mainstream:

Nearly half of American Adults see the government today as a threat to individual rights rather than a protector of those rights.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Adults see the government today as a threat to rights.

Let's see -- clear majorities now reject the Neocon Wars, States' Rights has roared back into the marketplace of ideas, and secession is openly discussed.

As Gandhi once said, "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

Los Angeles City Council Makes Exemption to Arizona Boycott for Lucrative Traffic Camera Contract

When the Los Angeles city council announced its ludicrous boycott in response to the Grand Canyon State's border security legislation, it clearly expected Arizona to crumble at the sight of such a noble, principled gesture. Instead, Arizona promised steely resolve in response.

Well, look who blinked first:

Los Angeles council members voted Wednesday to make an exemption to its self-imposed boycott of Arizona, opting to extend a contract with an Arizona-based company that operates enforcement cameras at Los Angeles intersections -- a program that earned the city $6 million last year.

Heh.

The Mind of the anti-South

It's more than nastiness against individuals. The obsession of anti-Southern bloggers suggests a seething hatred against an entire people and their culture. How else to explain what drives bloggers such as this or this or this?

And then there's Ed Sebesta. (Speaking of Ed, you don't want to miss this gem.)

These people remind me of the creepy serial killers from a Patricia Cornwell thriller. Cornwell's villains can't have meaningful human relationships, so they stalk and murder those who do. Young couples are the usual victims of these ghouls because the couples possess something the stalkers can't have. My guess is that anti-Southern cyber-stalkers resent a living, vibrant culture with rich traditions and a sense of belonging and meaning that's been denied them, so they snipe at those who do. If they can't have cultural moorings, no one else can, either.

I receive more than my share of hate mail. It doesn't bother me at all -- that's what the "Delete" key is for. But the attached picture seems especially revealing of the mindset and dismal life of an anti-Southern blogger. He sent it to me as a snarky submission to the "Flags of the Rebellion" feature. See if you don't agree that we're getting a glimpse into a shallow, unfulfilled life:


As Jed Clampett would say, "Pitiful. Jest pitiful."

We have seen the future

... and it doesn't work. After "years of financial abuse and corruption from the previous council," the city council of Maywood, California is now forced to cut spending to the bone. Here's how bad it is:

"We're limited on our choices and limited on what we can do," Councilman Felipe Aguirre told the standing- room-only crowd.

Frustrated and enraged residents blame the council for the city's predicament, and for not following an insurance agency's recommendations, which council members had agreed to last August. The recommendations included hiring a permanent city manager.

Some suggested that city leaders should step down.

"You guys had the power to change it and you didn't," said City Treasurer Lizeth Sandoval, 28, who addressed the council as a resident. "You single-handedly destroyed the city."

Sandoval, a city employee, will be laid off as part of the cuts.

Local activists, who refer to themselves as "A Group for a Better Maywood," announced their intention to recall four of the council members: Felipe Aguirre, Edward Varela, Vice Mayor Veronica Guardado and Mayor Ana Rosa Rizo.

How things got this way in Maywood is a complete mystery. According to the Los Angeles Times, the town had everything a community needs to spark creativity, which everyone knows if the key to prosperity:


No, I just don't get it. It's almost like this California town was part of the Third World instead of America.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Inmates Get Homebuyer Tax Credits: Gov't Report

This story illustrates just how idiotic and wasteful the Feral government has become:

Nearly 1,300 prison inmates wrongly received more than $9 million in tax credits for homebuyers despite being locked up when they claimed they bought a home, a government investigator reported Wednesday.

The investigator said 241 of the inmates were serving life sentences.

In all, more than 14,100 taxpayers wrongly received at least $26.7 million in tax credits that were meant to boost the nation's slumping housing markets, said the report by J. Russell George, the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration.

And now they're going to take over health care? God help us all.

Quote of the day

City councils see very few professional lobbyists. Why? Because there are too many cities. Lobbyists can't spread themselves that thin. This is the power of decentralism! Ohio Republic Blog

Arizona's war

Who says the Federal government isn't doing anything to protect its subjects from illegal alien invaders? Nope! It's put up signs to warn us of the danger. Check it out:

Warning signs were posted this past month by the federal government 80 miles North of the border on the South side of I-8 between Casa Grande and Gila Bend urging U.S. citizens not to camp or hike in the "Active Drug and Human Smuggling Area" because "Visitors May Encounter Armed Criminals." ...

Wait a minute ... "Armed Criminals"? I thought they were just chasers of the American dream doing the jobs Americans (shiftless bums that they are) won't do.

via Issues and Views

12% See Secession Attempt as Very Likely

Dutchy has this to say about the pubic's cognitive dissonance over a failed Federal government and secession:

What truly fascinates me about this poll is the vast disconnect between the percentage of people who believe that states have the right to secede (18%, up from 11% this time last year) and this finding: “Just 21% of voters nationwide believe the government today has the consent of the governed.”

That astounding discrepancy, my friend, can only be interpreted one way: The majority of our “countrymen” is still content to be ruled by a Federal government that it does not believe acts in its behalf. And that is a very sad commentary on our overall complacency, dependency, and downright fear of Leviathan.

Taken as a whole, I can only conclude that most Americans are selfish, fearful, and very unprincipled. We need a major injection of the spirit of 1776 and 1861 or we will be totally enslaved in a few more years.

We need just ONE state. ONE STATE TO GO and show the rest of us what free people out from under the yoke can be and accomplish.

As they say over at DumpDC, "Secession is the hope of mankind. Who will be first?"

Immigration Battle Lines


On one side, you have the Federal government, the Mexican government, the NAACP, La Raza, and MALDEF.

On the other side, there's more than 60 percent of Americans.

Keep that image in mind as this crisis escalates.

The Great Purge continues

What great fun it's been watching the Empire and its cheerleaders self-destruct! It all started with left-Neocon Charles Johnson attacking the patriotic conservatives he'd buddied with to support the Neocon Wars. Charles, like Bush and Cheney, welcomed Middle America when cannon fodder was in short supply for the war that would supposedly spark the global democratic revolution. Middle America swallowed their handlers' lies that these wars supported traditional American values, though people such as Johnson openly despised those values.

As I said at the time, Johnson was never a conservative. He was a leftist promoting war -- the ultimate big-government project -- to advance a leftist cause.

Now the Neocon purge has ratcheted up yet another notch. Blogger Debbie Schlussel is tossing out accusations that certain pro-war bloggers aren't sufficiently pro-Israel. In the mind of ideologues, insufficient militancy means apostasy, so Schlussel accused these backsliders of being "anti-Semitic" -- a charge aimed at early opponents of the Neocon Wars, including those scary paleoconservatives.

However, Schlussel's targets have fired back, affirming their faith in the orthodox Neocon doctrine -- and the essential tenet of that faith is the centrality of Israel to all that is good and worth fighting for. Here's how warblogger John Hawkins defended himself from Schlussel:

Yes, the same guy who has written articles like The Moral Superiority Of Israel and Seven Reasons Why Israel Will Never Get a Fair Shake was no different than Hitler in Debbie's eyes.

Naturally, Charles Johnson, who's as militant as any Israel Firster, couldn't sit idle. He pronounced Schlussel as "mentally ill."

Like I said, what fun!

The French Revolution had its terror, the Soviet Union its purge, and Red China its Cultural Revolution. Now the Neocons, just the latest batch of militant ideologues whose revolution is consuming its young, have their own purge.

Have at it, fellas. It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.

Race-Based Team Names Not Tolerated In Wisconsin

Here's what people really, really believe in post-racial, tolerant America:

A team named "the Braves" insults Native Americans and promotes racial discrimination.

A team named "the Rebels" glorifies the Confederacy and promotes racial discrimination.


Don't try making sense of it. It'll only give you a headache.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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On Fremont's illegal alien ordinance

From a reader:

Big Surprise. They are breaking the law! Who would expect to do business as a career criminal…Outside of Congress that is.

Let me try again:

I’d like to rent your house.

Could you tell me how you make your living?

I hold up convenience stores.

Will you be able to make enough to pay the rent?

Sure, there are nearly 12 within an easy commute.

Ok, sign here.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Unofficial Votes Show Fremont Immigration Ordinance Passes

Voters in Fremont, Nebraska have demonstrated that the only way the American people can enact much-needed border security is at the local level:

The ordinance will require employers to check their workers through the federal E-verify database to see if they're illegal or not. For landlords it means all renters over the age of 18 must get an occupancy license from the Fremont Police Department, where their immigration status will be checked.

The votes of the special election will not be made official until Monday. The ordinance will then go through the city council.

Over 45% of registered voters made their way to the polls compared to a 28% voter turnout in the primary election.

The high turnout reveals a basic truth: People can make more of an impact where they live. That's where their loyalties lie. And smaller, local governments are more attuned to their friends and neighbors than a distant central government could ever be.

That's why political power should devolve down to the smallest possible level.

That's also why those special interest groups who hate and want to transform America, from Neocons to the NAACP to La Raza, all want a powerful central government as an engine of reconstruction.

We do it for you

" ... all the different issues that the president is dealing with, I think that a little time to himself on Father's Day weekend probably does us all good as American citizens that our president is taking that time." White House spokesman Bill Burton

"We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organisation of this farm depend on us. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we drink the milk and eat those apples." Animal Farm spokespig Squealer.

Corporate Entities As Modern-Day Street Gangs

After all, says Tyler Durden, the evidence is overwhelming:

Corporate entities, be they corporations, unions, the military, or the government, act lawlessly—anarchically—trampling the individual without hesitation, yet coming to accomodations between one corporate entity and another.

In other words, our society has become a neighborhood where street-gangs—corporate entitites—battle one another for position. Even the Government is just another street gang.

Both big business and big government need crash diets. At a certain point, any entity can become too large to be responsive to its environment, and responsible to its fellow citizens. That's when it becomes a problem rather than an asset.

Are we in Afghanistan to defend the Kabul government's right to kill Christian converts?

Yes - it's the ONLY goal the US is achieving there.

Napolitano: Internet Monitoring Needed to Fight Homegrown Terrorism

Has Big Sister got a deal for you! Check it out:

Fighting homegrown terrorism by monitoring Internet communications is a civil liberties trade-off the U.S. government must make to beef up national security, the nation's homeland security chief said Friday.

As terrorists increasingly recruit U.S. citizens, the government needs to constantly balance Americans' civil rights and privacy with the need to keep people safe, said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Pretty tempting, huh? You surrender your Constitutional rights, and in return, you get the fuzzy warm glow that comes from knowing Janet Napolitano's goons have their watchful eyes on you.

All to keep you safe, of course. Because our well-being is DC's number one priority!

Flags of the Rebellion




Good Ole Rebel,

This copperhead (now in the South) flies the Confederate Battle Flag PROUDLY whenever I take to the "high seas" of the area lakes.

Today the Battle Flag flew on the waters of Lake Keowee, South Carolina.

For a free South Carolina,
cwrwinger

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Texas Town Arms Itself to Protect Against “Broken Border” Invasion from Mexico

Here's a report from ABC News on the "low-scale war" being waged right now between the Mexican drug gangs and the Americans in their path. At one point the reporter concludes "the Federal government has lost control of the border." Residents complain the Federal government has "abandoned them."

The residents make it clear they see the escalating violence as an invasion:

Reporter: "The Miller brothers feel their way of life is changing and changing fast."

Craige Miller: "If we don't establish a definite border at the Rio Grande, if we retreat another 50 or 100 miles in, once that area is saturated with illegals, are they gonna retreat another 50 miles?"

Reporter: "Retreat? That's a pretty strong term."

Miller: "Well, that appears to be what they've done here."

And we all know whose side the Obama administration is on. It doesn't see the advance of illegal aliens as a retreat -- to them, that's a victory.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Facing Federal Lawsuit, Arizona Governor Stands Her Ground on Immigration Law

This is the death notice of the Federal government and the beginning of the rebirth of Confederate government:

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer refused to flinch after Obama administration officials confirmed Friday that they plan to file a lawsuit challenging the state's anti-illegal immigration law.

In a statement issued late Friday, Brewer called Obama's decision "outrageous" but "not surprising."

"Our federal government should be using its legal resources to fight illegal immigration, not the law-abiding citizens of Arizona," she said.

There is no turning back after this. Obama is outmanned on this one: The American people overwhelmingly support the people of Arizona. Obama and Holder will either have to back down or face certain failure. Either way, the Federal government will be exposed as both inept and hostile to the wishes of the vast majority, and that means the surrender of any claims of legitimacy.

War Hawk tragedy

For those still unable to grasp the lunacy of the Neocon Wars, these current headlines make the facts impossible to deny:

Violence Up Sharply in Afghanistan

10 Afghan Civilians Killed in NATO Airstrike

Twin Car Bombs Kill 28 at Baghdad Bank

And it's not just Afghans and Iraqis who've suffered and died needlessly:

US Military Casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan Now Exceed 500,000

But let's not forget that the damage at home isn't limited to the troops -- the freedoms these wars were supposed to protect have suffered, too, as this story makes clear:

US Revives Rumsfeld-Era Domestic Spying Unit

So DC has wrecked our economy, massacred our Bill of Rights, and generated even more terrorists. We need to contact our representatives in Congress to deny Obama his additional $50 billion to continue this insanity.

But the REAL answer is to pull the plug on the Empire, which cares for nothing but expanding its power at home and abroad.

Jewish, Muslim Tensions Rise at University of California-Irvine

Oh, great. We've imported the Middle East.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

What's wrong with States' Rights?

Why States' Rights has roared back into the political dialogue:

Why is the reemergence of states' right an important step on the road toward restoring liberty? State governments, though still powerful, are in theory closer to and thus more responsive to their citizens. Also, allowing states to create varied and diverse societies within the larger society of the United States allows people to choose the one that best answers their desires and needs. In a society where choice is abundant, from the shelves of our local food stores to the multitude of apps for our iPhones, can we really tolerate a government that comes in only one size -- XXL?

Arizona is in DC's sights now because the people dared defy the Empire's multicultural, Open Borders agenda. As the article stresses, States' Rights are only empty rhetoric without the teeth of nullification. And nullification depends on a State Militia to back it up. Let's hope the people of Arizona realize that fact in time.

Why Obama hates the Brits

This would explain a lot -- such as why Obama rudely returned a bust of Winston Churchill that had been displayed in the Oval Office:

The Kenyan bowed his head as his captors opened the prison cell door to deliver another brutal whipping - a punishment meted out after he was accused of taking part in the independence movement against the British colonial authorities.

The man had been working as a cook for a British Army officer. And his name? Hussein Onyango Obama - President Barack Obama's paternal grandfather.

He had been arrested in 1949 and jailed for two years in a high-security prison. There, according to his family, he was subjected to horrific violence. They say British soldiers used torture in an effort to get him to reveal rebel secrets.

I wonder if this will affect his handling of the British Petroleum oil spill?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Obama Administration to File Suit Against Arizona Immigration Law

Breaking news from Fox: AG Holder will file Obama vs. the American people. This should be interesting!

Losing links, losing friends

When fake Southerner and fake conservative George W. Bush launched his bone-headed invasion of Iraq, the League of the South suffered one of its greatest blows. Many members instantly forgave DC for all its sins and turned pro-Bush, pro-DC, and pro-war. The League rejected the Neocon Wars as not only unnecessary, but based on lies. Flame wars broke out, and many friendships suffered.

One of the pro-Southern bloggers who jumped on the war wagon calls himself Stogie, and now blogs at Saber Point. He and I exchanged online spitwads and called each other names. No minds were changed. But with the advent of Obama, and the passing of time, we started agreeing on more and more, and began exchanging pleasantries again, and posted supportive comments on each other's blogs. At his initiative, we exchanged links to each other's sites -- he had continued to feature pro-Southern and pro-secession articles. Knowing his interest in jazz, I even sent him a CD and sheet music for a song I thought he'd like.

However, when I posted on the Israeli raid on a Gaza relief ship, and followed up with a post ridiculing Charles Johnson's tantrum over news photos of the raid, I received this comment from Stogie:

Stogie said...
Mike, I hate to say it but I will: on the question of Israel, you are completely full of sh*t.

That seemed a bit over-the-top, and a tad crude, but I thought nothing of it. Now, however, I see he's removed his link to Rebellion.

This is very sad. It's disturbing how the Neocons, who openly despise the South, and believe in using "noble lies" to manipulate their subject population, have managed to convince millions of well-meaning folks that subservience to the goals of the Likkud Party defines American conservatism. Forget the traditions of Edmund Burke, Richard Weaver, and Sam Ervin; if it's good for the Likkud, then THAT's the "conservative" position for these folks. Never mind that Neocon policies have wrecked the military, drained the economy, and gutted the Bill of Rights. Instead, we're supposed to believe the interests of all Americans and the militant government of Israel are one and the same.

Of course, that's nonsense. There are many Jews who believe Likkud's belligerence harms Israel. But as far as I'm concerned, that's their business. I believe DC should butt out of everyone else's affairs, starting at home. And there's no question but that DC's blind and one-sided support for whatever Israel does has harmed this nation, not only in the financial costs of propping up Israel ($108 billion since 1972), but in diplomatic costs as well as DC's biased defense of Israeli crimes angers the rest of the world. Some are so incensed that they have vowed revenge against us. How does creating terrorists advance our interests?

Anyway, that's what happened. I'm not retaliating by deleting the Saber Point link. Instead, I'll keep it there in remembrance of times past, and for that time in the future when our exploiters and deceivers are exposed for what they are, and compatriots can work together for the good of their own people, rather than sacrificing for foreign powers.

Southern Music break

Goodness gracious, it's Friday! Here's a Dixie Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd!

What Price Afghanistan?

Here's Pat Buchanan, doing what only he can do: print the truth the politically correct pundits and politicians won't touch:

To succeed in creating in Afghanistan a country where the Taliban have been driven permanently from power and there is no chance of al-Qaeda’s return, we need a government in Kabul and an Afghan army and police that can follow up U.S. military gains by taking control, protecting the population and providing social reforms.

We don’t have that government. We have, instead, a regime that has no confidence we will stay the course and is thus dealing behind our backs with the enemy who is killing our troops.

It is simply not credible that the United States and its NATO allies, some of whom — like the Dutch — are pulling out, can prevail in this war in 12 months so America can begin coming home, as Obama has promised, unless Obama is willing to write Afghanistan off.

If he is, he should tell us now and save those Americans lives.

The sad truth is that, like LBJ, BHO is plenty willing to sacrifice American lives for political gain. He doesn't want to appear "weak" on terror before the election -- nevermind that the only effect the US war in Afghanistan has on terror is to motivate MORE terrorists to vow revenge.

Flags of the Rebellion


The piece on your blog about Arizona made me think. Arizonans fighting for their state should borrow the Texas 'Gonzales Flag.' Ironic that a flag for self-determination married to American history caries a hispanic name; but quite appropriate for the occasion. Jeff

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Alert Issued for 17 Afghan Military Members AWOL From U.S. Air Force Base

Uh-oh:

A nationwide alert has been issued for 17 members of the Afghan military who have gone AWOL from a Texas Air Force base where foreign military officers who are training to become pilots are taught English, FoxNews.com has learned.

The Afghan officers and enlisted men have security badges that give them access to secure U.S. defense installations, according to the lookout bulletin, "Afghan Military Deserters in CONUS [Continental U.S.]," issued by Naval Criminal Investigative Service in Dallas, and obtained by FoxNews.com.

But Afghans would never turn against their liberators. Or would they?

Flags of the Rebellion


Here are some photos that were taken at the commemoration of the Battle of Franklin a few years ago. This was the commemoration in which the Mayor of Franklin said the Confederate flag would not be welcome. I guess a few people didn't get the message!

I will always remember this event because I was lucky enough to be a member of the honor guard that lead the parade of marchers, (more than 400 strong), onto the square in the center of Franklin; exactly where the Mayor said our flag wouldn't be welcome!

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Keep Arizona Safe

Obama and Holder have threatened to sue the people of Arizona and invalidate their law enforcing the border. Here, Commissar Clinton appears on Latin American TV promising the Obama Administration will punish Arizona and grant amnesty to illegal aliens.

But Arizona has made its reply to Obama, Holder, and Clinton: Molōn labe!

Wish you could stand with Arizonans against the Federal Government? You can by clicking on the Keep Arizona Safe website and making a donation to Arizona's legal defense fund. Governor Jan Brewer has already collected $20,000 from folks all over the nation.

Our favorite congressional goon is at it again

Rep. Peter King of New York on Southern congressmen:

"... they are typical of the South - a union-hating, ignorant, hillbilly, revival-meeting attending bunch that represents everything un-American."

Rep. Peter King on the Israeli raid on the Turkish ferry Mavi Marmara:

"I believe that blood is on the hands of Turkey."

Peter King has nothing but venom for anyone who doesn't conform to the Yankee agenda.

Quote of the day

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. Groucho Marx

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Weird lede of the day

A German student "mooned" a group of Hell's Angels and hurled a puppy at them before escaping on a stolen bulldozer, police have said. From the BBC

I think I'd want something faster that a bulldozer if the Hell's Angels were after me.

Texas, here we come

Back in the days of Davy Crockett, folks who decided to head out to the land of Austin and Houston would carve "GTT" on their doors. Friends and neighbors would know they'd gone to Texas.

Looks like that trend has returned:

Migration statistics reveal that people are moving in droves to Texas. Why? Jobs and no state income taxes. High earning New Yorkers and Californians can take home between 9% and 11% more of their income by moving to Texas. Every trip down I speak to at least one bitter New Yorker/Californian fed up with high taxes and cost of living.

I wonder what the parasites in DC will think about this booming economy? They'll see Texas as the answer to paying off the deficit they ran up. After all, fair is fair ...

Flags of the Rebellion


Yes, we can secede!

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The Lure of Power

Jon Stewart is one liberal who actually cares about government abuse of civil liberties -- even when the government doing the abusing calls itself liberal. In this classic segment, he whacks BO for expanding Bush's imperial presidency: Secret war, domestic spying, nullifying habeas corpus, assassinations, and so on.

As for Stewart's dig at Our Savior-to-be, Sarah Palin -- well, Pat Buchanan agrees that she's also the same old same old of continuing war, big government, and more assaults on our liberties.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Save the liberal media!

The New York Times reports on government efforts to save the dinosaur corporate media (such as the New York Times). The dead-tree media are so desperate, they're even talking about government subsidies to prop up newspapers.

One of the points the report stresses is how much better most European papers are faring compared to their US counterparts. European papers get most of their income from actual sales, rather than advertising income, which US papers rely upon.

Here's the problem: As US papers became corporate, rather than family, enterprises, they distanced themselves from their readers and communities. The sneering, liberal bias of US newspapers is a well-known fact. Why should communities show any loyalty to editorial boards that are openly hostile to community values?

Case in point -- here's a screenprint of yesterday's Charlotte Observer:


The second from the last item, "Insight: 3 steps to end racial tension," links to this page promoting the views of the Charlotte Socialist Party. When you click on "Read the full story," you're taken to the "Charlotte Workers Voice," the official publication of the Socialist Party. Their blogroll makes no bones about what Socialists stand for:

The Russian Revolution of October 1917 remains to this day the most decisive event of the international workers' movement. The Russian events took place in the midst of the barbaric carnage known as World War I. The swift overthrow of the Tsar in February of that year and the almost bloodless Bolshevik-led insurrection in October held out the hope for millions across Europe.

Of course, the Bolshevik-led revolution led to the worst "barbaric carnage" the world has ever seen -- all in the name of the very goals of today's socialists.

And the papers wonder why readers reject them?

Monday, June 14, 2010

U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan

Pentagon officials and American geologists have discovered over $1 trillion in Unobtanium deposits. Those lucky Afghans!

Anti-gun congressman attacks student interviewer

North Carolina democrat Rep. Bob Etheridge grabbed a young college student and roughed him up when the student asked a question on a public street. The student is noticeably smaller than the big, tough congresscritter, and much more civilized, too. Click here for the video -- and be sure to participate in the poll asking, "If Congressman Etheridge assaulted you, how would you respond?"

(Hint: Option four looks pretty good!)

Flags of the Rebellion


Celebrating Flag Day 2010 in Texas.

Thanks,
Lone Star

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The Misguided Advocates of Open Borders

This is a must-read essay by anthropologist Frank Salter. It provides a sober, well-researched analysis of the ACTUAL effects of diversity, as opposed to the moral grandstanding that passes for argument on the subject these days. Think of the current turmoil in Belgium, Kyrgyzstan, California, and Palestine as you read the following:

Rising diversity within human societies tends to drive people apart, causing them to take sanctuary in individual pursuits and ethnic communities. The practical consequences are reduced public altruism or social capital, evident in falling volunteerism, government welfare for the aged and sick, public health care and a general loss of trust. Ethnic diversity is second only to lack of democracy in predicting civil war. Globally it correlates negatively with governmental efficiency and prosperity.

The bottom line is that the multicultural agenda is at war with basic human nature:

... the notion that preference for one’s own people is immoral ignores the universal interest we all share in particular affiliations. All humans share parochial interests that give rise to social preferences. It would be maladaptive not to prefer people of our own type, beginning with kin. And in general this preference is moral. Bearing and caring for our own children, choosing friends on intuition, and having a special affection for our own country cannot be equated with hating others. A liberal society that allows free expression of these moderate preferences is hardly the moral inferior of one in which the elite scolds and punishes the people’s aspirations to have a country of their own.

Which is precisely why the globalist project will eventually end up in the ash heap of history alongside Communism -- which was also once seen as inevitable and desirable.

Immigration: Secession Is The Solution

The wealthy and powerful welcome floodtide immigration, while the majority of the people oppose it. The reasons for the divide are rather stark:

... immigration policy as presently constituted involves an upward redistribution of wealth, power, and resources. Mass immigration involves the suppression of wage levels by increasing the supply of labor, provides clients for social services bureaucrats and other public sector institutions, creates additional constituents for political parties, and new recruits for ethnic lobbies. The ideological interests of self-congratulatory cultural elites are likewise enhanced.

The existing power structure serves those in power, period. Therefore, any hope for genuine reform within this system is non-existent. Fortunately, there are peaceful and legal means to reclaim the powers the people have delegated to the central government and use them to address these problems themselves.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Congress Mulls Bill to Revise Birthright Citizenship

This is big! If passed, it would end the ludicrous and suicidal American policy of granting citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants born here ("anchor babies").

A bill making its way through Congress, if passed, would bring the US more into line with current European birthright policies. But in the wake of the controversy over Arizona's new immigration policy, any changes to the 14th Amendment would likely become another flashpoint in the debate over illegal immigrants.

This bill bears watching!

Obama pleads for $50 billion more stimulus

Yes, America IS going to borrow itself out of debt. Any questions?

Separatist party polls strongly in Flanders

History is being made in Belgium:

The separatist New Flemish Alliance (NVA) party won the largest share of the vote in the Dutch-speaking Flanders region in Belgium’s general election on Sunday, according to initial projections. The result would be unprecedented for a party that is in favour of eventually becoming independent from the Francophone region of Wallonia.

The 19th- and 20th-century model of the megastate is dead. Expect far-reaching aftershocks from this vote that will be felt throughout Europe and North America.

First exit polls show Belgian split widening


More exciting news! We could see the creation of two new nations: Flanders and Wallonia. There should be confirmation this evening, but early trends are very encouraging:

The first exit polls in Belgium's snap elections showed the political split between Dutch-speaking Flanders and French-speaking Wallonia widening Sunday as voters appeared to pick parties with diametrically opposed views of the country's future.

Early exit polls in Flanders showed the separatist N-VA party taking the lead, Dutch-language broadcaster VRT reported.

Exit polls in Wallonia, meanwhile, showed the socialist party, PS, strengthening its position as the largest party, French-language broadcaster RTBF said.

Texas Republicans add Arizona-like residency checks to platform

Resistance to DC's globalist agenda spreads.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Quebec sovereignty referendum returns!


All I can say is, it's about time!

The international community should prepare for another referendum on Quebec sovereignty that will finally allow the province to become a country, said Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe in a newly released letter that was distributed around the world. ...

"As I am sure you are aware, Quebec is a nation in its own right," Duceppe wrote in the English version of the letter, dated June 9, 2010. "There is a strong political movement to make Quebec a sovereign country, free to levy its own taxes, make all of its own laws and conduct its own international relations. This desire for freedom, which pushes millions of Quebecers toward independence, is a strong political force."

It was Quebec's 1995 sovereignty referendum that got me to thinking of secession as a viable solution, and led me to join the League of the South. Events since then have convinced me of the correctness of that decision. As Charles de Gaulle once said, "Vive le Québec libre!" (Long live free Quebec!)

Secession and The Overton Window

Here's a great piece on public policy analysis and the topic of secession from DumpDC. It explains how policy is too often based on a narrow window of possible options, but expands to match shifting conditions. For example, as the DC megastate falls deeper into debt and political paralysis, the idea of secession and rebirth will necessarily advance through these stages:

• Unthinkable: A majority of Americans have unquestioningly absorbed the indoctrination of the government schools, and believe that state secession was settled by the Civil War. They believe that state secession is now impossible, and some believe that to even propose secession is tantamount to treason. This position crosses party lines, and is held by left, right, Tenthers and Tea Partiers…wherever they fall.
• Radical: A small but fast-growing group of individuals have actually read the US Constitution and know that secession is a natural right of free association and free assembly. These people have forsaken the idea that the US Government can be controlled, and believe that the only way to regain individual liberty and property rights is by state secession. Their message gives hope to those who see wreck and ruin on the horizon, and provides a workable solution and a cause to fight for.
• Acceptable: Secession is widely discussed in the mainstream media and offered as a workable solution to the Washington mess. Public opinion turns away from the unthinkable, and secession is considered as one solution among many.
• Sensible: The solutions offered to fix the DC government become obviously unattainable. The winnowing process of options reduces choices to secession and few others. Also, at the time that the economy collapses, any choice besides state secession will be too little too late. Even skeptics will be won to the sensibility of state secession. Citizens will understand that any state that secedes will be free of DC tyranny and released from DC taxation and DC debt service.
• Popular: Secession is widely discussed in the mainstream media. Some will viciously attack it, exposing their affiliations and allegiances. Politicians begin openly discussing secession and making it an election issue. At the same time secession becomes popular in public opinion, it will still be considered treasonous…even terroristic or subversive…by the DC criminals who stand to lose everything.
• Policy: One or more American states publish a Declaration of Independence and an Ordinance of Secession. Then the states begin the task of forming the government for a new sovereign nation.

Yes, it's time to throw open our windows. I'm ready for some fresh air!

Friday, June 11, 2010

"Racist" card pulled

What does an over-funded, pampered, and powerful organization do when it's got nothing to do? It shows off how bizarre and utterly useless it is:

A space-themed Hallmark graduation card is being pulled from store shelves because of the card’s reference to a black hole, KABC-TV in Los Angeles reported.

But members of the Los Angeles NAACP say it sounds like "black whore." That's how they're hearing the card's audio component, and they say it's racist.

Of course that's how they're hearing it. The NAACP sees and hears racism everywhere, and their reaction is always a pompous display of canned outrage and saintly victimhood.

I wish the president of Hallmark had told these bullies to take a flying jump instead of caving in to them.

Senators propose granting president emergency Internet power

Our keepers want to create "a powerful and extensive new Homeland Security bureaucracy" to protect us. Isn't that thoughtful of them? And look who's pushing for this expansion of government power:

A new U.S. Senate bill would grant the president far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet.

The legislation announced Thursday says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines, or software firms that the government selects "shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed" by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined.

That emergency authority would allow the federal government to "preserve those networks and assets and our country and protect our people," Joe Lieberman, the primary sponsor of the measure and the chairman of the Homeland Security committee, told reporters on Thursday.

It won't be long until every aspect of our lives will be subject to Homeland Security control.

Liberals will go along with this because it's sponsored by ultra-liberal Joe Lieberman. And since Obama backs this bill, it'll be all right with the left.

When racial bias is completely understandable

New Hanover County, North Carolina, has a new public defender, Jennifer Harjo. One of her goals is to institute race-based hiring in her office. (And you thought the Civil Rights Act ended that!) But it's the reason for her plan to discriminate against whites that's the real kicker:

Harjo would also like to see more minority attorneys in Wilmington, she said. Since most of the people her office represents are minorities, she has contacted Central University’s law school to ask for assistance in hiring with diversity in mind, she said.

“I think it would be frightening for a minority (client) to walk into an office full of people different from them,” she said.

Yes, she's saying the government must accommodate the racial prejudices of minorities by discriminating against whites.

A reader observes:

Attorney Jennifer Harjo’s statement about minority clients being frightened of those different from them is racist and unacceptable. One wonders how these minority persons have walked into stores, restaurants and offices when faces have looked different that theirs. I am appalled that the County would continue the employment of a person holding such bizarre and radical views.

Harjo suggests that her office hire only persons of a certain races or minority groups, and forgets that all County taxpayers, regardless of race or ethnic group fund her office and salary. In our color-blind society County employees should exhibit high qualifications and merit, and under no circumstances should skin color, gender, or ethnic group membership be made a prerequisite for County employment. Attorney Harjo should be terminated immediately for these insensitive public statements and undergo sensitivity training.

Blagojevich heard on tape discussing Jackson Jr. for Obama’s Senate seat

The "Senate Seat Sell-a-thon" scandal just gets juicier with every new revelation! What a hoot it will be if Jesse Jackson, Jr., a hater of all things Southern, gets taken down due to his own greed!

53% of Americans say Afghan war not worth its costs

And not only does that insane war continue, but President Obama wants another $23 billion to expand it.

Isn't it wonderful to live in a country where the people are sovereign?

In the Summer of 2010

The dollar is about to dive, warns Ron Holland:

The U.S. is wandering through a fake recovery, an expanding sovereign debt crisis, a stock market downturn and a double-dip real estate collapse. Meanwhile, the Swiss franc is moving to historic highs to the euro.

Remember the scene in "The Amityville Horror" when the new owner heard a voice whisper, "Get out!"? Now a little voice is advising you to unload your dollars.

Southern Music break

Hey, y'all! It's Friday! LostinUtah asked for "Sunday in the South" by Shenandoah. I'd never heard of it before, and I love it! Watching this makes me feel like I'm 12 again, and my parents and my brother and sister are talking and relaxing at my aunt's farm after church.


Mill worker houses lined up in a row,
another Southern Sunday morning blow
Beneath the steeple all the people have begun
shakin' hands with the man who grips the gospel gun
While the quiet prayer, the smell of dinner on the ground
heals up the morning air, ain't nothin' sweeter around

I can almost hear my mama pray:
"Oh lord forgive us when we doubt,"
another sacred Sunday in the South

A ragged Rebel flag flies high above it all
popping in the wind like an angry cannon ball
The holes of history are cold and still,
but they smell the powder burnin' and they probably always will

Thursday, June 10, 2010

US targets Mexican drug cartels in major sweep

Well, this is a little bit of good news:

Drug enforcement officers in the United States say they have arrested more than 2,200 people in an investigation targeting Mexican trafficking rings.

The joint operation lasted almost two years and culminated on Wednesday with more than 400 arrests across 15 states.

Officers also seized considerable amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana and heroin.

But as the BBC report makes clear, these arrests are "only one battle in an ongoing war." And a major part of that war is the war to secure our borders. Even the oh-so-politically-correct Charlotte Observer admits the "increase in drug trafficking is a direct correlation with immigration."

So the right hand is fighting drug smuggling while the left hand promotes it.

Flags of the Rebellion


This is the Hampton Inn where I work in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The First National Flag of the Confederate States of America flew on Confederate Memorial Day.

Send me your flag pictures at rebellionblog@gmail.com