Thursday, September 30, 2010

Judge shoots down states' gun rights lawsuit

This story has all the newsworthiness of the NAACP detecting racism or Bill Kristol advocating another war:

A federal judge in Missoula has dismissed a lawsuit by gun rights advocates and states seeking freedom from federal gun laws, a move that the advocates promised to appeal.

The decision Wednesday from U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy was expected since his magistrate a month ago recommended tossing out the lawsuit because Congress has the authority to regulate firearms with its constitutional power to regulate interstate commerce.

Molloy sided with the U.S. Department of Justice, which argued Congress' ability to regulate guns and other items through the "commerce clause" of the U.S. Constitution had long ago been decided in courts.

I mean really -- you ask the Feds how much power they have over you and the answer is "lots!" That's a surprise? And they base their authority on the commerce clause, which lovers of big government have turned into Silly Putty. Yawwwn.

Here's an idea. If the States that brought the suit, Montana, Utah, Alabama, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Wyoming, and West Virginia, are serious about this, then they should pass the legislation necessary to protect the rights of their citizens, and arrest any Fed who interferes.

Guess what will happen when Obamacare faces the exact same challenge? Think the commerce clause can be stretched to cover that, too?

Anyone out there care to make a little bet?

Quote of the day

"The chances for life on this planet are 100 percent. I have almost no doubt about it." Steven Vogt, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics who apparently flunked statistics.

Obama's Chief of Staff to leave Friday

Is this the first Rahm to desert a sinking ship?

Southern shame, Southern ghosts

Authoritarian governments despise symbols of local pride and history. So another Southern symbol has been erased, and the implications are troubling.

Thanks to Jeff for the link!

US Is 'Practically Owned' by China

Yes, there's a huge price tag attached to endless war and importing poverty from the Third World -- and the tab is too big to ignore any longer:

The US supremacy as the top world economy will end sooner than many people believe, so gold is a better investment than the dollar despite it hitting a new record, Tom Winnifrith, CEO at financial services firm Rivington Street Holdings, told CNBC.com Monday....

The US trade deficit and debt continue to grow and the authorities are reluctant to address the problem, preferring to print money, Winnifrith said.

"America is practically owned by China," he said.

He reminded of the fact that in 1900, sterling was the world's reserve currency but by 1948, that was no longer the case as the British Empire collapsed.

It's our corrupt and irresponsible central government that China owns, not the people who built this country. The time to wash our hands of these turkeys is long overdue.

They can't even pass a budget!

Our bloated and sclerotic central government can't hide the mounting evidence of its total uselessness:

A deeply unpopular Congress is bolting for the campaign trail without finishing its most basic job - approving a budget for the government year that begins on Friday. Lawmakers also are postponing a major fight over taxes, two embarrassing ethics cases and other political hot potatoes until angry and frustrated voters render their verdict in the Nov. 2 elections.

This day in history

In 1966, Botswana gained its independence from Great Britain.

U.S. to blame for Mexican Violence

I had to read this twice to make sure I wasn't hallucinating. Believe it or not, this is for real:

A coalition of Mexican mayors has asked the United States to stop deporting illegal immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes in the U.S. to Mexican border cities, saying the deportations are contributing to Mexican border violence.

Yes, you read that right -- by deporting illegal Mexicans convicted of serious crimes in the US, we're responsible for the crimes they commit in Mexico.

My head hurts.

Obama refuses to deport illegal aliens who aren't committing OTHER crimes, and the Mexican authorities don't want us to deport those who DO commit crimes. What's an invaded country to do?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

SPLC To Apologize to Prof. Guenter Lewy For False Accusations

Someone stands up to the Southern Poverty Law Center and wins.

Polar bear hunting

Here's a fun new urban sport you may not have heard of yet:

But for his great sense of humor, Mike Sola might be curled up in the fetal position crying right now.

The 50-year-old former weatherman for WILL-TV and, before that, WCIA-TV, is among the latest in a growing list of white men in town being slugged for sport by young black men in what's been dubbed "polar bear hunting."

The attacks seem to have been concentrated on campus during August but lately have been spreading across Champaign and have even included young white boys in city parks.

The story reports that Sola fought back. His initial comments give the impression he's the kind of man who shouldn't be messed with -- but then he adds this:

"I'm not a racist. My black friends are just as frustrated and (ticked) off as my white friends," he said. "The frustration transcends race, but the activities all seem to be race-related."

Where else but in politically correct America would the victim in a racial attack have to announce he's not "racist"?

Is Obama eligible to be president?

"[T]here can be little doubt that Obama is not hiding his records due to any grand strategery "to make his opponents look foolish" - his abysmal approval ratings show the absurdity of that defense - but because they will reveal his Constitutional ineligibility for the office he is illegally and illegitimately holding." Vox Day

I still don't get all the passion about Obama allegedly being Constitutionally ineligible to be president.

"But the Constitution must be upheld!"

C'mon, people. Countless reports reveal that Obama, like Bush, is spying on Americans, intimidating dissenters, expanding illegal wars, and ordering the executions of American citizens without a trial, and there's hardly a murmur.

So where's your concern about the Constitution?

I'm afraid people are in love with the easy fix. They really seem to believe that if we could just get rid of Obama, then all would be well. Sorry, but that's not going to happen. Obama is not the problem; the problem is the governmental machinery that enables him or any other Temporary Dictator to commit the outrages he's perpetrated.

Fun fact!


From Steve Sailer:

Ricky Nelson and the character he played in that quintessential idealization of suburbia, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, attended Hollywood High, a school that is now 75% Hispanic and that The New York Times accurately described in 2003 as a "typically overcrowded, vandalism-prone urban campus.")

Quote of the day

"California government has all the dysfunctions that mark national government, but at a more advanced stage." David Brooks

Obama seeks divine intervention

Obama's so desperate, he's resorting to religion to reach out to voters:

"Being my brothers and sisters’ keeper, treating others as they would treat me, and I think also understanding that Jesus Christ dying for my sins spoke to the humility we all have to have as human beings, that we’re sinful and we’re flawed and we make mistakes and we achieve salvation through the grace of God."

Just last week, he tried to nudge preachers and priests to use their power of the pulpit to sell his political agenda:
With nothing else working, President Barack Obama is asking religious leaders to help him sell the public on health care reform.

POLITICO listened in to an Oval Office conference call Tuesday, where Obama and top administration officials, beseeched thousands of faith-based and community organizations to preach the gospel on new insurance reforms, chiefly the Patients’ Bill of Rights.

“Get out there and spread the word,” Obama told leaders from across the religious spectrum on the conference call, organized by the Health and Human Services Center for Faith-Based and Community Partnerships.

Yet not a peep from the usual crowd that screams about "separation of church and state." I wonder why? Has the left learned to tolerate Christianity? Or is it ok only when perverted into a leftist tool?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Texas SEIU Member Registers 23,207 Fraudulent Voters

Looks like we have a winner in our community organizer of the year contest!

New Cybersecurity Bill Gives Obama ‘Power To Shut Down Companies’

Have you noticed that ALL the news coming out of DC lately is ominous? This is no exception:

An amalgamated cybersecurity bill that lawmakers hope to pass before the end of the year includes new powers which would allow President Obama to shut down not only entire areas of the Internet, but also businesses and industries that fail to comply with government orders following the declaration of a national emergency – increasing fears that the legislation will be abused as a political tool.

Notice that the sponsors are Lieberman and Rockefeller -- both Democrats. So much for the notion that "liberals" are better guardians of civil liberties than those bad ol' Republicans.

Oh, and by the way, war supporters, how do you like the way the power that Bush and Cheney claimed for the chief executive is being expanded under Obama?

Stories that make you go "Huh?" contd.

How a handful of liberal bloggers are bringing down the Obama presidency

Some headline, huh? It's not Obama or his policies that are to blame for Obama's dropping poll numbers, it's those pesky liberal bloggers causing. The author, Peter Daou, sees a "rage brewing" in national politics. Here's how he explains it: "Obama could sustain relentless attacks from the right, it’s what everyone expects, but when the left joins in, the bottom drops out."

Unless I'm misreading this next passage, Daou would prefer the left join ranks and ignore Obama's broken promises and power grabs, because political power is all that matters -- and certain leftist writers don't seem to appreciate that, according to what Daou seems to be saying here:

Virtually all the liberal bloggers who have taken a critical stance toward the administration have one thing in common: they place principle above party. Their complaints are exactly the same complaints they lodged against the Bush administration. Contrary to the straw man posed by Obama supporters, they aren’t complaining about pie in the sky wishes but about tangible acts and omissions, from Gitmo to Afghanistan to the environment to gay rights to secrecy and executive power.

The essence of their critique is that the White House lacks a moral compass.

Um, yes, and that's exactly why we paleoconservatives and Jeffersonians lambasted Bush and the Neocons; power was their only compass. Power is all any regime cares about. That's what makes DC and the monsters who live there the threat they are to our liberty and security.

White House Seeks Broad Powers to Wiretap Internet

Like a wounded beast, the Federal government under Obama is increasingly snarling and threatening:

Though the administration is also on the verge of getting broad powers to destroy the entire Internet on national security grounds, President Obama is also seeking Congressional approval for a bill that would grant him virtually limitless power to wiretap online communications as well.

The bill would require every single online service with even a peripheral capability of allowing for communication to provide technology to allow the federal government to intercept messages and unscramble any encryption.

Obama can get away with this because most of the housebroken left will support him no matter what -- just as Bush could count on the pro-war, any war right.

This day in history

In 1781, the closing campaign of the American Revolution at Yorktown Heights, Va. began.

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Muslim comic book superhero on the way

They don't make superheroes like they used to:

Comic book fans will soon be getting their first glimpse at an unlikely new superhero - a Muslim boy in a wheelchair with superpowers....

The superhero's appearance hasn't been finalized, but an early sketch shows a Muslim boy who lost his legs in a landmine accident and later becomes the Silver Scorpion after discovering he has the power to control metal with his mind.

So -- they mashed up Magneto and Professor X, and made him a Muslim. Got it.

Obama hits new low

I'm getting tired of typing that headline -- but a record 51% of Americans disapprove of President Obama. In light of the record low level of trust in Congress, you have to wonder: How long? How long can this go on?

Quote of the day

"The more we seek to measure racism, the more it seems to grow." Munira Mirza

And that's not a bug, that's a feature!

Quo vadis?

Federal goons are kicking in the doors of anti-war protesters. Obama claims his assassination program is a "state secret." And the Pentagon is burning books in the name of "national security."

What's going on? Justin Raimondo argues the empire senses its impending collapse:

The ruling elite has never been more nervous, because their rule has never been more brittle: the economic collapse foreshadows a political collapse that can only be prevented by a crackdown and general tightening of the rules of the American “democratic” system. They’re making up these new rules as they go along, and the process is still ongoing, but of one thing we can be certain: the Constitution is a dead letter. It no longer exists except as a document kept under glass, venerated but never obeyed.

This isn't a liberal-versus-conservative issue; we're all in peril here. The truth is, it is we, the people, who are aiding and abetting the spread of tyranny. While pro-war conservatives cheer on the intimidation of anti-war activists, the SPLC convinces law enforcement personnel that proponents of small government are the real terror threat. But neither side asks itself another famous Latin question: Cui bono? Who profits when the government deprives a segment of the population of its rights?

We are surrendering our civil liberties in the foolish belief that the government is sticking it to the enemy, blind to the fact that it is the Federal government that is the greatest threat to our liberty.

Trust in Legislative Branch Falls to Record-Low 36%

How low can they go? I'm guessing Congress hasn't hit bottom yet:

A record-low 36% of Americans have a great deal or fair amount of trust and confidence in the legislative branch of government, down sharply from the prior record low of 45% set last year. Trust in the judicial branch and trust in the executive branch also suffered sharp declines this year but remain higher than trust in the legislative branch.

How much longer can we tolerate this degree of incompetence and corruption?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hundreds Turn Out For Mexican Consulate In Concord

Here's your latest Reconquista update:

Hundreds of people turned out at Concord High School Saturday for the mobile Mexican Consulate.

The effort was one of 10 mobile events held across North Carolina this year, aimed at providing free services for Mexican citizens to obtain Mexican identification cards and passports.

"We we are issuing official Mexican documents that are compliant with international law," said Carlos Flores of the Mexican Consulate out of Raleigh. "We are expediting Mexican passports and consular IDs."

But a small group of protestors painted a different picture outside the high school. They were upset that such an event was being held at a public high school. They also held signs opposing the services being offered, saying that they were a means for the Mexican government to help illegal immigrants stay in the United States.

"It's document fraud," said James Johnson of NC FIRE, a grassroots group that claims to be dedicated to immigration reform and enforcement. "They don't know who it is that's handing them paperwork. They say that their name is something they have no way to verify that's the person that they say they are."

Why wasn't ICE out there arresting these people? Why is the property of Cabarrus County being used to advance Mexican colonization? And how long will our joke of an Attorney General continue to aid and abet criminal activity?

I'm proud of what NC FIRE is doing to raise awareness of this.

Meet the new boss

Not only are the Feds under Obama still intimidating dissidents, but Obama is trying to argue the Chief Executive can order the extrajudicial execution of a U.S. citizen.

Oh, and Obama assures Americans that perpetual war is still official policy.

Tell me again why we have elections?

This day in history

In 1789, the first Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. The first ten became the Bill of Rights.

Dirty Money and the SPLC

The New York Daily News blog cites the Southern Poverty Law Center in an attempt to smear Rand Paul. His crime? He accepted a donation from a League of the South member. Oh, the horror.

But a sharp commenter posted this in response:

Jeffry Picower was identified as the biggest winner in the Madoff scheme, and was accused of pocketing over $7 BILLION from the swindle.

Out of that $7 billion, as described by a recent article by Matthew Vadum on the American Spectator website, (see below), $2.9 million dollars were donated to Morris Dees’ Southern Poverty Law Center.

If FAIR is somehow tainted by donations made 25 years ago by an entirely legal and legitimate private group, what does this say about the SPLC, which accepted twice as much money, just since 2005, from a man who made billions from swindling Holocaust survivors and Jewish philanthropic organizations?

Ever since Morris Dees cashed the $5,000 dollar check from the Montgomery KKK in 1962, he’s proven that no money is “too dirty” as long as it’s green.

I just love seeing hypocrites skewered.

FBI raids Minneapolis homes of five antiwar activists

Does speaking out against a war constitute terrorism? These government goons think so:

FBI agents searched eight homes in Chicago and Minnesota on Friday as part of an investigation the law enforcement agency said related to "the material support of terrorism." No arrests were made related to the raids, FBI spokesmen in Minneapolis and Chicago said....

The FBI did not release the names of the targets and said the search warrants were under seal.

Minneapolis peace activist Mick Kelly's apartment was searched, and agents confiscated computer hard drives, his cell phone, writings, and his passport, Kelly and his lawyer said.

"It's harassment at the highest level of those of us who have spoken out and tried to build an anti-war movement," said Kelly, who helped lead marches during the 2008 Republican party convention in Minneapolis.

"It's an attempt to trample on our right to speak out against U.S. intervention abroad. It's outrageous on every level," he said.

There's a precedent for accusing critics of providing material support to the enemy -- and of course, Abraham Lincoln set it:

After Congressman Clement Vallandigham of Ohio charged Lincoln with waging war “for the purpose of crushing out liberty and erecting a despotism” and “restrain[ing] the people of their liberties,” General Ambrose Burnside arrested him for “disloyal practice[s] affording aid and comfort to Rebels.” The arrest triggered a substantial outcry from Lincoln’s opponents and supporters alike....

Lincoln defended the arrest because he believed that Vallandigham “was laboring, with some effect, to prevent raising of troops [and] to encourage desertions from the army.” “Must I shoot a simple-minded soldier boy who deserts,” Lincoln asked, “while I must not touch a hair of a wily agitator who induced him to desert?”

In fact, Vallandigham had confined himself to general criticism of the war and of Lincoln and had not urged his audience to disobey the law.

To Lincoln, speaking out against his war was treason. We saw that same attitude in the early days of the Iraq War when Neocon David Horowitz demanded that anti-war protesters be prosecuted as saboteurs.

If we are to resist modern-day tyranny, we must repudiate Lincoln's legacy, which claims the primary allegiance of all Americans is to the central government.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Colbert embarrasses Dems; Conyers asks comedian to leave

Stephen Colbert takes his act to Congress. Big deal -- yet another clown arrives in DC.

Sham democracy in Sweden

Vox Day scourges the Swedish ruling elite for attempting to nullify the recent electoral success of the anti-immigration parties:

"Democracy" in both Europe and America is a complete sham. It's nothing more than rhetorical propaganda; countries like Iraq and Afghanistan are invaded in the name of bringing democracy to their peoples even as genuine democracy is routinely crushed through the use of the courts in the United States and parliamentary rules in European countries.

In the USA, it doesn't matter if you vote for Democrats or Republicans because you're going to get essentially the same government either way.

Of course "democracy" is a sham. It's nothing but a worship-word invoked to justify whatever the ruling elite wants, whether it's war, taxpayer subsidies for the rich, or open borders.

Southern Music break

Hey, it's Friday, y'all! Here's a Southern Rock favorite they don't play enough -- "Dreams I'll Never See," by Molly Hatchet.

The Rise Of The Egalitarian Society Means The Death Of The Free Society

You know what's great about Pat Buchanan? He asks the questions we would all like to ask our handlers but don't have the nerve to. His latest piece is a prime example.

Congress has passed the Paycheck Fairness Act, its latest gouge in the fabric of the Constitution. It mandates equal pay for men and women. As one proponent puts it:

The Paycheck Fairness Act will also improve federal agency access to wage-related data, while protecting confidentiality. [!!??] When it becomes law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will have access to important information from employers that, with time and analysis, will strengthen our ability to ensure compliance.

I'm sure it will.

Pat calls this insane and unconstitutional intrusion exactly what it is, egalitarianism run amok. If equality of outcome is the real goal, he asks, then why not take it to the next step?

[W]hy not go all the way and dictate that Asians and Hispanics, Muslims and Jews, women and men, blacks and whites, gay and straight must all be paid the exact same for the same work—and let the EEOC hire 100,000 more bureaucrats to see that it happens?

Would that be a great country or a socialist hell?

And before we empower the EEOC to monitor every business for sexism and racism, perhaps the commissioners will explain why African-Americans are 40 percent of all EEOC employees, while only 10 percent of the civilian labor force. Not a single white male sits on the commission.

How'd government-enforced equality go over in the French Revolution, or in Soviet Russia, or Communist Cambodia? And why should we expect any different result here?

Florida Ruling on Gay Adoptions Denies the Obvious

The anti-human crusade rolls right along:

We live in strange times. On the one hand there is the marketing of “natural” and “organic” food. Processed foods and products are bad, natural and organic ones are good. Free range chicken, grass fed cattle etc. Nothing “unnatural” should enter the body. Or so the logic and marketing goes.

But when it comes to human sexuality and also the raising of kids, apparently, nature has to go.... The latest rejection of nature is the declaration of Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal that “gay people and heterosexuals make equally good parents.” It is odd that Mother Nature never got the memo from the Florida Court for she apparently thinks it is best for a child to have a (female) mother and (male) father.

Our God-given nature is something the "transhumanist" Frankensteins and Procrustes want to obliterate. It gets in the way of their wondrous plans!

Touring the South's literary landmarks

The mystique of the Southern writer lives on. Here's a guide to touring the spots that inspired some of the more famous Southern literary giants.

Quote of the day

"The judiciary of the United States is the subtle corps of sappers and miners constantly working under ground to undermine the foundations of our confederated republic." Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Politics in "post-racial" America

Here's a taste of what we can expect from DC's Open Borders policy:


So now we have Latinos duking it out with Vietnamese for political power. Welcome to the age of new and unexpected racial conflicts.

Perhaps the Most Ridiculous Thing to Come Out of Washington Since George McClellan

The Republicans' Pledge to America is nothing but more smoke and mirrors from the faction of the ruling elite that uses conservative rhetoric to wrestle power away from the faction that uses liberal rhetoric. Both factions lie about protecting us as they export our jobs, ignore the Constitution, import illegal aliens, and work for big business, especially the war industry. Check out this perversion of our founding principles:

Whenever the agenda of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to institute a new governing agenda and set a different course.

These first principles were proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, enshrined in the Constitution, and have endured through hard sacrifice and commitment by generations of Americans.

Well, that's exactly what the Declaration of Independence was all about -- to proclaim the right of the people to decide whether Republicans or Democrats misrule them. What other choice could there POSSIBLY be?

But here's a section where you can take the Republicans at their word:

We are a nation at war. We must confront the worldwide threat of terrorism and to deal with the world as it is, not as we wish it to be. We will do all that is needed to protect our homeland, support our troops and the veterans who have so honorably served us, and ensure our government has a coherent strategy to confront and defeat the terrorist threat. And we will never apologize for advancing the cause of freedom and democracy around the world, nor will we abandon our historic role in lifting up those who struggle to receive the blessings of liberty.

Yes, I believe the Republicans in power will launch more needless wars, starting with Iran. Just as I believe that they'll give amnesty to illegal aliens as part of their "conservative" agenda. The bastards.

Jack Kershaw, 1913-2010


Here's a fitting tribute to a true original. From The Tennessean:

Jack was an artist, sculptor, homebuilder, farmer, lawyer, lecturer, Southern historian and Vanderbilt graduate in the early 1930s. A renaissance man, nonconforming in both dress and content, he was one of those unforgettable characters portrayed in the “Reader’s Digest” articles.

Jack was a co-founder of the League of the South, one of its original board members, and also founded the Mary Noel Kershaw Foundation to help fund various League of the South educational efforts. He faithfully attended local chapter meetings until his health began to limit his activity.

Jack was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Joe Johnston Camp 28, along with M.O.S.B. – the SCV officer corps. He was an heir of Confederate States of America Adm. Kershaw, of South Carolina.

Jack fought the good fight, and will always be remembered.

Quote of the day

"Remove all packaging before lighting. Place on a protected, heat-resistant, dry surface, away from anything that can catch fire." Safety warning for Yankee Candle customers.

Risk of small-scale attacks is rising

Al-Qaeda is up to no good again, say our concerned protectors. See if you can feel the concern in this warning from Big Sister:

"Unlike large-scale, coordinated, catastrophic attacks, executing smaller-scale attacks requires less planning and fewer pre-operational steps," said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. "Accordingly, there are fewer opportunities to detect such an attack before it occurs."

So let's see -- the Feds couldn't prevent either the 1993 or even more deadly 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, and now they're telling us that they're going to be even less likely to stop more numerous, small-scale attacks.

Isn't it ironic that Napolitano's the one announcing this? As governor of Arizona, she vetoed all border-security efforts. We don't want to be accused of racial profiling, you see.

And who are the terrorists we should watch for? Here's what the experts say:

The nation's top counterterrorism officials were blunt. The threat from within---of Americans willing to commit terrorist acts--- is growing. FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III told a congressional hearing today that a spike in recent terrorism cases is direct evidence of the evolving threat....

The attacks cited included:

The disruption of a plot to bomb the New York City subway by Najibullah Zazi, a naturalized U.S. citizen, last September.

The attack at Ft Hood Texas by gunman Army Maj. Nidal Hassan which resulted in 13 people killed and over 30 wounded.

The attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Airlines flight 253 by alleged al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operative Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.

The averted May 1 bombing in Times Square by Faisal Shahzad.

In Dallas, Hosam Maher Husain Smadi, an illegal immigrant from Jordan, placed what he thought was a powerful car bomb in the parking garage of a Dallas office building.

The FBI also conducted a sting and arrested Michael Finton, who authorities say converted to Islam in prison. Finton allegedly drove a van he believed was carrying a ton of explosives and parked it in front of the federal courthouse in Springfield, Ill.

Yes, there's a trend here! There's only one possible course of action: America must throw open its gates to whoever wants to sneak in. At the same time, we must allow the courageous warriors staring at laptops in air-conditioned comfort in California to pilot their death drones in Pakistan! That will demonstrate our resolve against Islamo-meanies!

Meanwhile, the Feds must be allowed to protect us by utilizing warrantless wiretaps, preventive detention, and whatever else the government has to do to keep us free.

Always remember -- watch out for those anti-government Ron Paul supporters and "nativists" who demand immigration laws be enforced. They are the face of the terrorist threat from within.

And trust your government.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Barack Obama heckled in Manhattan

With Obama's sliding poll numbers and growing voter rejection of DC's wars, amnesty schemes, and socialized medicine, some heckling is expected.

But in Manhattan? At a Democratic function? And not just any Democratic function, but at a fundraiser. Wow. Seems like only yesterday, Obama was blazing new trails in fundraising.

Now it looks like this presidency has the shelf life of live bait.

Carter: US More Polarized Than During Civil War

Even Jimmy Carter can get something right once in a while, and he's right about this:

When NBC's Brian Williams asked former President Jimmy Carter whether he views the country as a “glass half-full or half-empty," Carter said he believes that President Barack Obama is laboring under a Washington that has become more polarized than it was during the Civil War....

"President Obama suffers from the most polarized situation in Washington that we have ever seen — even maybe than the time of Abraham Lincoln and the initiation of the war between the states," Carter said.

Even those who were once Obama's most energized supporters now call him a failure. (Also, check this out.) Thing is, Obama has everything that is supposed to define an effective chief executive. He's smart, he's a great speaker, and he knows how to run a presidential campaign.

So I ask, in all seriousness, if Obama can't hold this increasingly angry, divided, snarling empire together, who can? The truth is that no human being possibly could -- like the old Soviet Union, the United States is paralyzed by a government that's too big, too wasteful, and too self-serving to function.

Quote of the day

"Cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women — and a good sense of humor." Walter Breuning, the world's oldest man, on his secret of longevity.

Correction: That's actually Henry Allingham who said that. Thanks to an anonymous alert reader for pointing that out!

Obama: Mexicans were here before Americans

"Long before America was even an idea, this land of plenty was home to many peoples. The British and French, the Dutch and Spanish, to Mexicans, to countless Indian tribes. We all shared the same land," President Obama to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Mexico declared its independence on September 16, 1810. It was recognized on September 27, 1821.

The United States of America declared its independence in 1776.

Who's Obama's history advisor, Ed Sebesta?

Jesse Jackson, Jr. faces more charges

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. assures his constituents he's innocent of any wrongdoing but "deeply sorry" at the same time.

Makes sense.

And this is just too delicious:

But the congressman vowed to stay in office in the wake of a Chicago Sun-Times report that a major political fund-raiser has told federal authorities that Jackson directed him to offer former Gov. Rod Blagojevich millions of dollars in campaign cash in return for an appointment for Jackson to the U.S. Senate, to succeed President Obama.

We've been watching with increasing anticipation as this anti-Southern bigot is peppered with continuing allegations of corruption. He swears he's innocent -- yet he's paid an attorney $100,000 in legal fees. Uh-huh.

This will be fun to watch!

This day in history

In 1776, Nathan Hale was hanged by the British as a spy during the Revolutionary War.

Of course, only racists celebrate Nathan Hale as a hero because he was supporting a secessionist movement led by traitors who fought to preserve a way of life that included slavery. That's why hundreds of blacks fought for the British.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fun fact!

Number of countries, 1900: 57

Number of countries, 2000: 192*

* Per official State Department list.

Looks like we have a trend! The megastates of the 19th and 20th centuries brought war, oppression, and genocide. The rise of smaller, more human-scaled, culturally based nation- and city-states is our greatest hope for the future.

This day in history

In 1964, Malta gained its independence from Great Britain.

In 1981, Belize gained its independence from Great Britain.

The end of open borders in Europe?

The surprising success of the Sweden Democrats has the pro-globalists wringing their hands -- Charles Johnson sobs that "xenophobia" and "Eurofascism" have made "big gains," which he denounces as "bad news."

Isn't it puzzling that Mexico can build a southern wall to keep out illegal immigrants from Guatemala from sneaking in without a murmur from the rest of the world? Yet when a Western nation makes the most feeble attempts to preserve its culture and territorial integrity, that's "racism"!

Here's the news from Sweden that set off the globalists:

“Sweden is a baffled country today. At least seemingly so, at the surface.

Every newspaper seems surprised by the fact that a populist/anti-immigration party — the Sweden Democrats — has made it into parliament. Every politician has, in some way, expressed his or her feelings of shock.

This is despite the fact that everyone saw it coming … The polls have been telling us as much for a long time, and everyone knows that the Sweden Democrats have a habit of coming out stronger than their poll results.

This is also a part of the problem. For decades, the Sweden Democrats have been on the rise in the polls. No-one has taken this threat seriously — the only response has been to ‘demonize,’ not only the party, but more importantly the people who consider voting for them.

This has made the job of polling agencies difficult, since the shame factor makes people lie to opinion pollsters. But one also suspects that this demonization has actually contributed to the SD rise.”

Hmm -- the Swedish ruling elite tried to demonize those who dared resist them, and only ended up stirring more people to join the fight to preserve their nation. Funny how familiar that sounds, isn't it?

New gay Army

Let's toss a dash of reality into the DADT debate:

Although Lt. Gen. Bostick presented the question of homosexuals in the military as if it were about civil rights, it is nothing of the kind. The services must discriminate to function. Those who are too old, too weak or too overweight must be shown the door even when similar actions in the private sector might spark a lawsuit. The reason for the military's existence is to win battles and wars, not to ensure feelings aren't hurt or to serve as a playground for social experimentation.

The military's long-standing ban on homosexual conduct is rooted in the principles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which also criminalizes adulterous conduct among heterosexuals insofar as it undermines the good order and discipline of the armed forces.

Thanks to Harold for the link!

NAACP to announce legal action against Wake schools

The Wake County school board wants to end busing because it believes student achievement is more important than diversity. But nothing is more important than diversity:

National NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous will be in Raleigh on Saturday for what’s being billed as a major announcement on legal action against the Wake County school system for its new student assignment policy.

The Rev. William Barber, president of the state NAACP, one of the organizers of Saturday’s event, said they’ll “unveil the first legal strategies challenging resegregation” in Wake and other school districts in North Carolina. The announcement will be made at 9 a.m. at Christian Faith Baptist Church, 509 Hilltop Dr. in Raleigh.

Notice how the media have no problem with churches getting involved in politics as long as it's to enforce busing.

And how about that NAACP? They couldn't make it any clearer that they don't care about the quality of education black children receive -- it's better they and other children are forced to attend the same schools.

Thanks to Gail for the link!

Representative Alan Grayson Petitions Florida Supreme Court

Dear Chief Justice Canady,

I am disturbed by the increasing reports of predatory ‘foreclosure mills’ in Florida. The New York Times and Mother Jones have both recently reported on the rampant and widespread practices of document fraud and forgery involved in mortgage assignments. My staff has spoken with multiple foreclosure specialists and attorneys in Florida who confirm these reports.

Three foreclosure mills - the Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, Shapiro & Fishman, and the Law Offices of David J. Stern - constitute roughly 80% of all foreclosure proceedings in the state of Florida. All are under investigation by Attorney General Bill McCollum. If the reports I am hearing are true, the illegal foreclosures taking place represent the largest seizure of private property ever attempted by banks and government entities. This is lawlessness.

I respectfully request that you abate all foreclosures involving these firms until the Attorney General of the state of Florida has finished his investigations of those firms for document fraud.

United States Joint Forces Command Warns U.S. Debt Might Lead to Revolution

Remember the Spanish Empire? Our leaders are making the same mistakes that led to its downfall.

Beware the Dry Wall of China

If you had new drywall installed from 2001 to 2008, you might want to read this. Tainted drywall from China is causing some expensive problems:

A telltale sign of tainted drywall is corroded metal or malfunctioning electronics and air-conditioning. Many homeowners said they discovered the problem drywall because their air-conditioning broke down repeatedly; eventually repair crews found coils that had turned black.

Similarly, homeowners said copper wires, silver trays and candlestick holders have turned black. Microwaves, washing machines and televisions went haywire, too.

Makes you wonder what those fumes do to human systems. Poison baby formula, poison dog food, stolen CDs, stolen jobs -- is there anything globalism can't do?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Leonard Skinner dies at 77

No, that's not a misprint. He was the gym teacher at Robert E. Lee High School in the 60's. And then one day ....

Third world America

The signs of imperial implosion are everywhere, not just in the cratered cities of nations DC has invaded and occupied, but at home as well: collapsing infrastructure, deteriorating roads, basic services cut.

And the Third-World migration that's changing America's demographics is taking its own toll as States shell out $113 billion a year to subsidize illegal immigration, including higher costs for education, health care, law enforcement and justice, public assistance, and other government programs.

If Obama pushes through his amnesty bill, millions more illegal aliens will swarm in to grab their share as well.

DC's agenda is dragging us down. Which State will be first to escape the imperial death spiral?

The Confederacy still opposes same-sex "marriage"

A self-described "transhumanist" features a State-by-State timetable showing the predicted date when same-sex "marriage" will be legalized. Here are the last States on his timetable:

2028
Texas

2029
Arkansas
West Virginia
North Carolina

2030
Kentucky
Georgia
Oklahoma

2032
Louisiana
South Carolina

2034
Alabama
Tennessee

2035
Mississippi

After observing that most Northeastern States have already legalized same-sex "marriage," the author draws this interesting conclusion:

Gay marriage will arrive earlier if state courthouses deem it unconstitutional to do otherwise. The above scenario should be viewed as a cautious prediction, based entirely on majority voting support. My final forecast: the last states to concede to gay marriage were all members of the Confederacy that was reluctant to end African-American slavery. This parallel will be repeatedly noted.

St. Obama?

“In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.”

That inscription on the Lincoln Memorial informs visitors the national religion of Emperor worship supplanted the Christianity at the same time the centralized, Northern-dominated plutocracy replaced the old confederation of independent States. Since Lincoln, presidents have been portrayed as holy men.

So no wonder someone has taken it to the next step.

Quote of the day

"You do not work hard enough, Barry. You must help in your people’s struggle. Wake up, black man!" Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. to his son, Barack Hussein Obama, II.

The war socialism of the American right

Military Socialism has corrupted Southerners and ruined the economy:

The U.S. economy increasingly resembles the dual economy of the Soviet Union, with an overfunded military sector and a chronically weak, dysfunctional civilian sector. Like the Soviet Union in its decline, we are bogged down in an unwinnable conflict in Afghanistan. The Soviet system was supported to the end, however, by Soviet military and intelligence personnel and defense factory workers and managers. Their equivalents exist in America. Conservatives are not being irrational, when they ignore the civilian economy while fostering the military economy that provides orders and jobs to many of their constituents. Theirs is the logic of Soviet-style conservatism.

Every Man Should Carry a Pocket Knife

At a League of the South conference in the hills of Georgia a few years back, Michael Hill asked the crowd if anyone had a knife. A dozen or so jack knives appeared.

And that was just from one man.

Just kidding. Almost everyone carried some form of knife. As Michael commented, "Shoulda known these Southern boys would carry knives." Here's an article on why this old Southern tradition is still a good idea.

The Petraeus Bait and Switch

General Petraeus, with the blessing of the orcs in the Pentagram, is usurping power from his commander-in-chief. Obama clearly sees war as a part of his job he'd prefer not to have to worry about, and is letting Petraeus get away with it. But there are unsettling historical lessons about what happens when military leaders acquire too much power. I do not look forward to Petraeus Maximus in the White House.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

"I can do whatever I want."

Here's a frightening display of government arrogance toward a bad, bad serf who didn't obey senseless commands:


via LewRockwell.com.

Are you a terrorist?

You don't have to plot jihad to be labeled a potential terrorist. All you have to do is dissent against government policies:

Taxpayer-funded bulletins listed meetings of Tea Partiers, Quakers and Pittsburgh anti-war activists as potential security threats....

A November report said two Tea Party rallies against illegal immigration might attract "white nationalists."

"I think it is one of the more bizarre things I've ever heard," said Karen Kiefer, a Tea Party activist from Scottdale. "A lot of people say they never feel safer than at a Tea Party rally. They got $103,000 in taxpayers' money to compile these bogus lists? That is absolutely shocking."

I wonder where the idea that opponents of illegal immigration are "racist" came from?

So remember:

Quote of the day

"The last election was a changing of the guard -- now we need to guard the change." President Obama, to the Congressional Black Caucus.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sarkozy rages at EU ‘humiliation’

European Union busybodies don't approve of France's actions against the Gypsies. Will Sarkozy do a Charles De Gaulle and pull out?

Couple held in alleged nuke bomb making for Venezuela

From our overflowing "Blood is thicker than water" file comes this:

A scientist and his wife were arrested and indicted on charges of trying to help make a nuclear bomb for Venezuela, the Justice Department announced Friday.

Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, 75, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Argentina, and Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni, 67, a U.S. citizen, were indicted on Thursday by a federal grand jury.

Mascheroni allegedly asked the undercover officer about obtaining Venezuelan citizenship and described how he expected to be paid $793,000 for his work.

Wimps in politics

It's just too scary for a politician to have to endure tough questions from -- yikes! -- voters:

Mecklenburg Chief District Court Judge Lisa Bell left a political candidates' forum under police protection after a heated confrontation Thursday night with a woman who said she was upset about a family court ruling Bell made years ago.

As 50 or so people mingled with the candidates for judgeships and district attorney, Sharon Bennett walked up to Bell waving a photo of her son, Adam, who died last year in China at age 20.

Bennett says she simply asked the judge questions about a ruling she'd made in a case involving Bennett's family. Bell says Bennett accused her of killing Adam.

"I'm not going to come to events and continue to be attacked," Bell told organizers in a hallway at the church. "I want security, and I want it now."

"This is supposed to be a forum to learn about candidates, and it has turned into a circus," Bell told them, standing among a half-dozen people. "I'm not staying. I've just been accused of killing a child."

She asked the two officers to walk her to her car.

"I am shaking right now," Bell said.

The officers suggested she take a few minutes to calm down before driving, and Bell stood outside with campaign staff and reporters.

This gave Bell's opponent, Twyla Hollingsworth, a golden opportunity to go for the jugular:

"I think Mecklenburg County needs a judge who's strong, who's not gonna cry or storm out when someone asks a question," Hollingsworth said.

Ouchie.

More lunacy from Andrew Sullivan

Thank God it's Friday! Otherwise, I couldn't read this drivel from Andrew Sullivan without retching:

As any reader of The Conservative Soul would see, I favor small, limited government (with a cyclically balanced budget) and foreign policy prudence as the core conservative platform.

So Sullivan claims he's for "small, limited government," huh? This from the fraud who sees nothing wrong with the Feds imposing open borders on an unwilling majority, and not only advocates same-sex "marriage," but wants the Feds to force it on the States who reject it. Whose idea of "small government" is that?

And what's this noise he's making about "foreign policy prudence"? From Andrew Sullivan? The man who urged fellow homosexuals to support the Neocon Wars as wars of "gay liberation"? And screamed that we had to nuke Iraq because it was the "most likely source" of the anthrax spores delivered to Tom Daschle’s office? (It wasn't!)

Lord help us all.

Southern Music break

What? Friday? Whoooo! Loyal reader Jeff recommends this piece of outstanding fiddlin' and hoofin' featuring Danny Knicely and Matty Olwell in a little number entitled, "Here Kitty Kitty."

This day in history

In 1787, the Constitution was completed and signed by a majority of the delegates attending the constitutional convention in Philadelphia.

Which led to this exactly 75 years later:

In 1862, the bloodiest day in U.S. military history occurred at the Battle of Antietam Sharpsburg when more than 23,000 were killed or wounded.

Obama Defends American Interests

Nations have the right and duty to protect their territorial integrity, says President Obama:

U.S. President Barack Obama upended a U.N. summit to defend his own nation's honor, vowing Thursday to keep deporting undocumented immigrants, despite accusations that the U.S. is being racist and unfairly targets Latinos.

Oh, wait -- that's the President Obama of an alternate universe who said that. We all know that the one we're blessed with, like any other US president, is going to betray the majority of Americans who want to preserve their traditional culture and demographics.

Yes, reality can be a bummer sometime.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Poll: 65% of Texans want immigration-enforcement law like Arizona's

The rebellion is spreading:

Nearly half of all Texans would repeal the constitutional promise of citizenship for anyone born on U.S. soil, and nearly two-thirds would favor Arizona-style state laws allowing the police to ask about the immigration status of anyone they stop for any reason, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll....

"There is a sense of 'Leave me alone,'" says pollster Daron Shaw, a professor of government at the University of Texas who, with his colleague Jim Henson, oversees the UT/TT poll. "They're pretty good markers for kind of a libertarian streak. Texas opinions are more complicated than people think they are."

Shaw sees an "anti-establishment, anti-federal-government" theme emerging from respondents' answers to the poll.

But as long as we're under DC's thumb, no such legislation will be allowed. As we saw in Arizona, any State attempt to halt DC's open borders agenda will be quashed in court.

That leaves only one option....

France may ban burqas


The latest Western reaction to Islamization:

Yesterday the French Senate overwhelming passed a ban on Islamic veils. If the law is deemed constitutional, a woman who wears a veil such as the burqa or niqab in public could be fined and ordered to take citizenship classes. Men who make women wear them face tougher punishment. Supporters say hiding one's face undermines the secular nature of French society.

In other words, the proposed French policy is, "Don't mask, don't veil."

Is this an answer? No -- this is a laughable attempt to force outward assimilation on an alien, hostile culture. It would be "racist" to stop Islamic migration to France, but that's the only way to preserve French culture. This is just another example of how cowardly the West has become.

On the Advice of the FBI, Cartoonist Molly Norris Disappears From View

Here's the latest progress report on Islamic assimilation in America:

You may have noticed that Molly Norris' comic is not in the paper this week. That's because there is no more Molly.

The gifted artist is alive and well, thankfully. But on the insistence of top security specialists at the FBI, she is, as they put it, "going ghost": moving, changing her name, and essentially wiping away her identity. She will no longer be publishing cartoons in our paper or in City Arts magazine, where she has been a regular contributor. She is, in effect, being put into a witness-protection program—except, as she notes, without the government picking up the tab. It's all because of the appalling fatwa issued against her this summer, following her infamous "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day" cartoon.

This isn't happening in Afghanistan, or Iraq, or Iran -- this is happening in Seattle, Washington -- you know, part of what we used to call "America." This is the inevitable result of Open Borders.

Though the kindly FBI expresses profound concern for Norris, can we really believe the Feral government disapproves of this blatant assault on her right of free speech? After all, as we noted in an earlier post, that same government increasingly frowns on dissent. Could it be possible the Feds like the idea of a fearful, silenced population?

And is it possible they see Open Borders as a policy that advances their overall agenda of subduing increasingly rebellious subjects?

Sounds awfully familiar ...

This cartoon was in the Chicago Tribune in 1934. Look carefully at the plan of action in the lower left corner:

Click image to enlarge

Thanks to Jeff for the heads up!

This day in history

In 1975, Papua New Guinea became independent.

DoD Training Manual: Protests are "Low-Level Terrorism"

The Training introduction reads as follows:

"Anti-terrorism (AT) and Force Protection (FP) are two facets of the Department of Defense (DoD) Mission Assurance Program. It is DoD policy, as found in DoDI 2000.16, that the DoD Components and the DoD elements and personnel shall be protected from terrorist acts through a high pirority, comprehensive, AT program. The DoD's AT program shall be all encompassing using an integrated systems approach."

The first question of the Terrorism Threat Factors, "Knowledge Check 1" section reads as follows:

Which of the following is an example of low-level terrorism activity?

Select the correct answer and then click 'Check Your Answer.'

O Attacking the Pentagon

O IEDs

O Hate crimes against racial groups

O Protests

***

The "correct" answer is Protests.

Now we know what our "guardians" think about us. As we've noted before, in an empire that's based on permanent war, dissent is considered unpatriotic.

Obama: I'm not walking away from immigration reform

What he said:

President Barack Obama assured Hispanics on Wednesday he was not walking away from immigration reform while expressing disappointment that he had not delivered on a 2008 promise to overhaul U.S. policy....

"I will not walk away from this fight. My commitment is getting this done as soon as we can. We can't keep kicking this challenge down the road."

What he meant:

"I'm going to force Latinization on Americans the same way I forced socialized medicine on them."

And look what he really did say to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus:

"But don't forget who is standing with you, and who is standing against you."

Well. That couldn't be any clearer -- or more frightening. Obama says it's time to pick your team.

We're way ahead of you, Mr. President.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

NC LS September Conference & Nathaniel Macon Institute

11AM-3PM, 18 September 2010, Mayflower Seafood Restaurant, 1160 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington, North Carolina.

Our host hotel is the Ramada Inn & Conference Center, I-40 Exit 143, Burlington. For reservations and rates, please call 336.227.5541.

Admission $10 members and guests, $15 married couples (payable at the door).

Click here for more information!

Flags of the Rebellion


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A member of Clan Campbell celebrates his heritage.
Send your flag pictures to rebellionblog@gmail.com

This day in history

In 1821, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador seceeded from Spain.

Cleaning up the SPLC's mess

A blogger discovers the SPLC routinely pads its estimate of "hate" groups. As he observes:

You'd think that the SPLC, with its remarkable resources (it pays its top ten (white) people an average of about $200,000 a year) could get something as important to them as their "hate map" accurate. But they haven't. It's got serious flaws.

But instead of kicking them, let's help them out. Let's do the work they haven't done.

The author proposes readers find out how many "hate" groups really exist in their States and send him their findings. That way, the SPLC's hate group map will be more accurate. He concludes:

Yeah, I could just kick them around some more, mock them for their sloppy work or even accuse them of hyping and exaggerating the number of "hate groups" in the US to boost their fundraising.

Instead, though, I want to be positive. I want to be pro-active. I want to achieve some good, not just slap around the bad.

What a thoughtful gesture.

Nato urged to allow partition of Afghanistan

Let's put an end to this pointless war, says Robert Blackwill, who was Condolezza Rice's deputy as National Security Adviser:

Afghanistan should be allowed to partition along ethnic lines by pulling back Nato forces and acknowledging that the Taliban will not be defeated in their heartland, a senior former American national security adviser has warned.

Yes, this will cut into Halliburton's and Xe's profit picture, but it will spare lives and billions of dollars we can't afford.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Not the right!

A new book on the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe reveals it's Muslim immigrants, not Europeans, that's fueling it.

Democratic aides could face massive layoffs

Get out your hankies, folks, 'cause here comes a REAL tear-jerker:

If Republicans sweep the House and win key Senate seats in November, it’s not just elected Democrats who will be unemployed — more than 1,500 Democratic staffers could lose their jobs, with layoffs stretching from low-wage staff assistants to six-figure committee aides.

While turnover and job loss is a fact of life for those who serve in Congress, a change in party control can be dramatic as committee funding is slashed for the party falling out of power and hundreds of high-salary jobs switch hands.

This is one round of job losses that would evoke no sympathy from the American people -- all we have to do is remember how the Democrats in Congress applauded Mexican president Calderon when he attacked the people of Arizona in his speech last May. If you don't remember, here's the ugly scene on video:



Maybe Calderon would hire these back-stabbers.

Stories that make you go "Huh?" contd.

Feds Spent $800,000 of Economic Stimulus on African Genital-Washing Program

Quote of the day

"Good riddance to bad rubbish." Ed Sebesta, on the death of Jack Kershaw.

Stay classy, Ed.

Europe rising?

Has Western civilization changed its mind about the "nobility" of surrendering to the Third World? Signs of renewal are popping up everywhere:

The National Front of Jean-Marie Le Pen has been a force in France for years, as has the Northern League, which is part of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's ruling coalition in Italy.

But experts say public concerns about immigration have grown in the wake of the economic crisis and politicians across Europe are scrambling like never before to exploit these fears, breaking unwritten post-war taboos along the way.

"What we are witnessing is not a new trend, but a deepening and acceleration of something that was in place," said Dominique Moisi of the French Institute for International Relations (Ifri) in Paris. "These politicians are playing with fire, because feelings on this issue run very deep and may not disappear when the economy recovers."

THE END OF TOLERANCE

Wilders, who wants to ban the Koran and expel Muslims who commit crimes, has emerged in the span of a few months as arguably the most powerful politician in the Netherlands.

After an inconclusive June election, centre-right parties are relying on Wilders to form a minority government that could give him major sway over policy. If this coalition fails to come together and a new election is held, polls show his Freedom Party (PVV) would be the top vote getter.

As noted in yesterday's Quote of the day, the virtue of tolerance depends on what's being tolerated. Other modern-day worship-words, such as "diversity" and "multiculturalism," ignore the social nature of man and proclaim the destruction of Western civilization as the ultimate act of self-sacrifice. In fact, they're only Madison Avenue buzz-words designed to pretty up the big-business, globalist agenda, which aims at a rootless, deracinated, and easily manipulated population ripe for exploitation.

In short, Europeans have considered what the cosmopolitans are trying to sell them, and wish to say, no, thank you.

Monday, September 13, 2010

20 States Prepare for Day in Court Against Health Care Law

Here's a major milepost in the history of the Empire's last days. Is it possible DC can be restrained through legal means? Keep your eyes on this case, because this is going to be big:

The Obama administration will try to persuade a federal judge Tuesday to throw out a lawsuit by 20 states that claim the president's health care overhaul is unconstitutional.

The fight will primarily be over sections of the law that will require individuals to have health insurance or face tax penalties and require states to pay additional costs for the Medicaid health insurance program for the indigent that are not covered by the federal government.

Attorneys defending the law will argue that the section requiring health insurance doesn't take effect until 2015 and it's up to an individual taxpayer -- not the states -- to challenge the law then. The government has said it has the right to create the insurance mandate under the commerce and general welfare clauses of the Constitution.

Obama and Holder are taking an odd position -- yeah, they say, the people of the States have rights, but their primary protectors can't help them. That's what the function of the States were supposed to be. It's like saying, you have the right to defend yourself, but only your attacker gets to have a gun.

Sound fair?

Might have been

Clyde Wilson wonders how Bush might have addressed the American people after 9/11 if he'd wanted to be honest with them:

How did this tragedy happen? How did a handful of not-very-bright terrorists manage to strike the biggest city and the military headquarters of the mightiest nation on earth, a nation which spends three billion dollars per year on intelligence gathering? We must be honest and searching in understanding how we allowed such a catastrophe to occur, so that it can never be repeated.

The truth is that the federal government is top-heavy with too many agencies and too much personnel. We now know that information about these terrorists was available but was not noticed or responded to by the proper authorities.

Of course, this is satire. Don't expect the Feral government to ever behave this way.

Doomsday warnings of US apocalypse gain ground

What happens to a government that eliminates its manufacturing base, runs up trillions in debt, picks fights with helpless countries to enrich its war industry, and aids the Third-World invasion of its own soil?

Sooner or later, people will realize that government is ruining the nation it misgoverns:

Economists peddling dire warnings that the world's number one economy is on the brink of collapse, amid high rates of unemployment and a spiraling public deficit, are flourishing here.

The guru of this doomsday line of thinking may be economist Nouriel Roubini, thrust into the forefront after predicting the chaos wrought by the subprime mortgage crisis and the collapse of the housing bubble.

"The US has run out of bullets," Roubini told an economic forum in Italy earlier this month. "Any shock at this point can tip you back into recession."

But other economists, who have so far stayed out of the media limelight, are also proselytizing nightmarish visions of the future.

Boston University professor Laurence Kotlikoff, who warned as far back as the 1980s of the dangers of a public deficit, lent credence to such dark predictions in an International Monetary Fund publication last week.

It's time to ditch the monster in DC.

Speaking of racism...

Beware of liberals itching to do good deeds! via Ohio Republic.

Quote of the day

"Tolerance, when applied to evil, becomes a crime." Thomas Mann

Duo wants to establish Third Palmetto Republic


Secession movements are popping up all over. They're spontaneous, they're grass-roots, and sooner or later, they're coming:
In March of 1776, Colonists living in South Carolina decided they were fed up with British rule and seceded from the empire.

That was the first "Palmetto Republic."

A little less than a century later, in 1860, there was another secession, which lasted until South Carolina joined the Confederate States of America two months later.

That was the second Palmetto Republic.

Now, there's a movement afoot to secede once again from the United States of America and create a third Palmetto Republic.

Be sure to check out their website!

Flags of the Rebellion


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Old Rebel,

I just got a flag bracket installed on my deck and three new Confederate flags: the battle flag, the 1st national and the 3rd national.

Here are a couple of pictures of it today with the battle flag. My neighbors (I live in a condo complex) seem quite fond of the Federal flag and like to fly it, so that is what inspired me. I have been saying that I'm was gonna do it for quite a while now, and now I finally got around to it.

I plan on trying to iron out the fold creases sometime, but I was so excited that I couldn't wait to start flying it as soon as I could.

Jared

And it is a beauty! Send your flag pictures to rebellionblog@gmail.com

50 Mind Blowing Facts About America

... that would horrify the Founders.

Fun fact!

65 percent of Americans believe their nation is now in decline, according to this week’s NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

The other 35% is still in a coma.

Southern Poverty Law Center Completes Its Descent Into Madness

From Legal Insurrection:

I have written many times before about the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization to which I contributed for many years back in the late 1970s and 1980s, when SPLC was fighting Klan groups.

In the past two decades, however, after the Klan ceased to be a significant force in the nation, the SPLC has descended into an organization which seeks to demonize legitimate opposition to Democratic Party policies and the Obama administration.

Wow. That second sentence sounds like it was lifted from a Rebellion post (see here and here, for example).

Thanks to Dan for the heads up!

In Memoriam - Jack Kershaw

A true Southern gentleman has passed on:

Jack Kershaw age 97 died Wednesday Sept.7, 2010 Artist, sculptor, home builder, farmer, lawyer, lecturer, southern historian, Vanderbilt Graduate in the early 1930’s. A renaissance man, non conforming in both dress and content. Jack was one of those unforgettable characters portrayed in the Readers Digest Articles. A gold plated eccentric.

That last line is absolutely the truth. I was fortunate enough to know and work with Jack Kershaw, and will always remember what a committed and valiant fighter he was for the South.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

This day in history


In 1997, the people of Scotland approved the establishment of a parliament to run their domestic affairs, after 290 years of union with England.

Obama Extends Bush’s 9/11 State of Emergency

Instead of hope and change, we're getting more of the imperial presidency:

In a letter issued to the heads of Congress today, President Barack Obama announced yet another one year extension of a State of National Emergency which has been going on in the United States since September 14, 2001. This means that as of Tuesday America will officially be entering its tenth year at an emergency posture them seems destined to last pretty much forever....

The current state of emergency empowers the president in a number of manners, including allowing him to suspend officer personnel laws related to the US military, suspending all legal limits on the number of commissioned officers, authorizations to grow the size of the military beyond the legal appropriations, waive limits on reserves, and the right to recall retirees to active duty. The claim of “time of emergency” has also been cited in countless other measures taken by the presidents to expand their own power.

Justifying their actions as necessitated by an "emergency" is a favorite tactic of other power-hungry rulers -- Stalin and Hitler come to mind.

Quote of the day

"When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Ben Franklin

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sebelius: Insurers who criticize ObamaCare may get locked out of system

Keep your opinion to yourself, says the health care czarina -- or else:

President Barack Obama's top health official on Thursday warned the insurance industry that the administration won't tolerate blaming premium hikes on the new health overhaul law.

"There will be zero tolerance for this type of misinformation and unjustified rate increases," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a letter to the insurance lobby.

"Simply stated, we will not stand idly by as insurers blame their premium hikes and increased profits on the requirement that they provide consumers with basic protections," Sebelius said. She warned that bad actors may be excluded from new health insurance markets that will open in 2014 under the law. They'd lose out on a big pool of customers, as many as 30 million people nationwide.

It was Leon Trotsky who wrote, "In a country where the sole employer is the State, opposition means death by slow starvation. The old principle: who does not work does not eat, has been replaced by a new one: who does not obey shall not eat."

Now, those who do not obey shall be put out of business. Trotsky would approve.

Southern Music break

Whoooo-hooo! It's Friday, y'all! With all the gut-wrenching, mind-blowing, looney-tune political goings-on these days, I thought it'd be fun to play Johnny Cash's classic song about the wacky world of politics!


Now this should be a lesson if you plan to start a folk group
Don't go mixin' politics with the folk songs of our land
Just work on harmony and diction
Play your banjo well
And if you have political convictions keep them to yourself

Now, the one on the left works in a bank
And the one in the middle drives a truck
The one on the right's an all-night deejay
And the guy in the rear got drafted

GOVERNMENT MOTORS CEO GETS $9 MILLION PAY PACKAGE

I don't care what the "anarcho-capitalists" say -- with so many people trying to make ends meet, this is obscene:

New General Motors Co. CEO Daniel Akerson will get the same $9 million pay package as the man he replaced, Ed Whitacre.

Akerson, a former telecommunications industry and private equity executive, will receive $1.7 million in annual salary, $5.3 million in short-term stock payable over the next three years, and another $2 million in stock that's part of the company's long-term executive compensation plan.

The automaker, which is 60.8 percent owned by the U.S. government, disclosed the pay package in a filing on Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Your tax dollars at work. Mad enough yet?

Signs of the Rebellion


Graphic by Connie Chastain (Wow! She creates steamy novels and sizzling graphics!)

We'll always have the Treaty of Paris

Oh, what fun! In response to my critique of Ed Sebesta's muddled view on the Treaty of Paris, he's altered his original post without acknowledging his mistakes. That's a MAJOR no-no in the world of blogging.

The funny thing is that while he deleted some glaring errors, he created new ones. Here's one attempt to clarify his original post:

It [sic] the intention was that each state was an independent sovereign state individually, the word "each" would be used and "States" not capitalized.

He meant to say "If." There are other similar mistakes, but Sebesta's core message is the same, that the "treaty implies that it is one sovereign nation involved," and does not recognize the sovereignty of the States. Of course, if that were the case, why did George III list the States and then acknowledge they are "free sovereign and independent States; that he treats them as such"? Why use the plural pronoun "them" to refer to a unitary nation?

As Tom DiLorenzo concluded:

Anyone who reads the treaty and contends that the King of Great Britain was addressing "the United States government" and not the individual, free, independent, and sovereign states, is a liar. King Goerge III's language was clear as a bell when he listed all the states individually.

The vehemently anti-Southern gadfly "Billy Yank" had this to say: "I agree that Sebesta is wrong on his interpretation of the treaty...."

Sebesta even modified the ending of his post, which is actually a sad whimper:

The mind of neo-Confederacy is constantly straining to grasp straws. When they are contradicted they resort to name calling.

How can "they" serve as a pronoun to "mind"? The same way "them" from the Treaty of Paris is singular, I suppose.

As for resorting to name-calling, Sebesta provides these shining examples (and I'm tired of writing [sic] after each of his grammatical errors):

"Who is [Thomas] Naylor kidding, the League of the South is very serious racist group."

"The first book which [UDC member Retta D.] Tindal recommends is the white supremacist racist text, “Southern By the Grace of God,” by Michael Andrew Grissom."

"Naylor feels that he isn't racist, because he isn't some raging segregationists, but he is of the other racist tradition of white paternalism."

"The question that needs to be asked is whether [Virginia Senator] James Webb is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a racist group."

"Kirkpatrick Sales is a contributor to Chronicles Magazine, the publication of the Rockford Institute, a racist right organization."

As one commenter put it, Ed Sebesta is a gift that keeps on giving.

English by the grace of God


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Ol' Rebel, I don't know whether you might have seen this already and blogged about it. It's about an anti-Muslim, pro-English demonstration in Birmingham, England in the summer of 2009. Scroll down to the photo of the young fellow pointing to the graphic on his T-Shirt.

It sez, "British by birth. English by the grace of God."

LOL! I wonder where they got that catchy phrase!

Connie Chastain