Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Art of the Smear

A Neocon delinks The Classic Liberal for the unpardonable sin of questioning if it's proper to advocate the murder of Julian Assange. In response to being "smeared" as a paleoconservative, the Classic Liberal says:

Paleocon? Considering the fact that "paleocons" are the traditionalists who founded the conservative movement - wise men like Russell Kirk, Richard Weaver, Robert Nisbet, and Robert A. Taft - I'll wear that name as a badge of honor! ...

War, btw, is really what this is all about. Dare to question or denounce Ruling Class Foreign Policy, and to the gulag you must go! The State trumps liberty in the minds of Utopian neocons.

Yes, war is always the answer for Neocons -- that is, as long as someone else is doing the fighting. Their job is to boast about their patriotism and smear those who don't support every Pentagon budget and every flexing of DC's military muscle as unpatriotic.

Wikileaks Next Target: "A Big US Bank"

Now this should be interesting!

The luck of the Irish?


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WikiLeaks vindication?

Julian Assange announced the purpose of his controversial web site was to skewer "lying, corrupt and murderous leadership from Bahrain to Brazil."

Did Assange reveal lies and corruption? Here's liberal commentator David Corn on the very liberal Hillary Clinton:

Should Hillary Clinton resign as secretary of state due to the WikiLeaks revelations? My friend Jack Shafer at Slate makes a good case. His reason: Clinton, like predecessor Condoleezza Rice, signed orders instructing U.S. foreign service officers to spy on the diplomats of other nations. Cables went out under her name telling State Department officials overseas to collect the fingerprints, facial images, DNA, and iris scans of African leaders, to obtain passwords, credit card numbers, and frequent flyer accounts used by foreign diplomats, and to gather private information on United Nations officials, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

I say, any effort to uncover criminality at this level is a good thing. Which makes me wonder what exactly Assange's enemies think they're defending.

Hey, warbloggers! Who wants to be first to defend Hillary Clinton? Anyone?

This day in history

In 1966, Barbados became independent of Great Britain.

SPLC tax return online!

Now this is a real hoot. Take a moment to peruse it. More fun than a WikiLeaks dump!

For example, at the top of page two is this self-congratulatory statement of the SPLC's noble mission:

"The Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the Center works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity."

I don't know what happened to the rest of that sentence. You'd think they'd be better at cutting and pasting text, seeing as how ALL SPLC press releases sound the same.

On page five, we learn that this ragtag band of idealists has had to squirrel away part of its fortune in the Cayman Islands, the world's most notorious tax shelter. Like Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, the SPLC seeks more than just worshipful coverage in the corporate media:

We sing about beauty and we sing about truth
At ten thousand dollars a show.


Keep that in mind the next time you read some dreck about the "courageous" and "idealistic" SPLC.

First, They Came for the Restrictionists . . .

Has the Southern Poverty Law Center jumped the shark? By lumping the Family Research Council with the Skinheads, the SPLC has exposed the extent of its core principle that extremism in the name of fundraising is no vice. As Mark Krikorian, writing in the staid National Review, wonders:

Who will be the next “hate group”? The Catholic Church? The Southern Baptist Convention? The Orthodox Union? Or maybe they’ll go after Second Amendment groups next, or anti-tax groups, or the anti-Islamists. Ordinarily, this would just be a joke, a leftist stunt unworthy of attention. But the SPLC is taken seriously (for a little while longer, at least) by many in the media and is frequently consulted by law enforcement at all levels (many of the ridiculous claims in the DHS reports on “extremists” came from the SPLC). Exposing both the venality and the political agenda of this malignant organization is essential for the health of our democracy.

I've puzzled many long years why the media takes this group SO SERIOUSLY.

UPDATE: Robert Stacy McCain asks, "Why Doesn’t the SPLC Just Go Ahead and Call the Republican Party a ‘Hate Group’?"

Monday, November 29, 2010

WikiLeaks a major blow to the Empire


From Spiegel Online:

In the coming days, the participating media will show in a series of investigative stories how America seeks to steer the world. The development is no less than a political meltdown for American foreign policy.

Never before in history has a superpower lost control of such vast amounts of such sensitive information -- data that can help paint a picture of the foundation upon which US foreign policy is built. Never before has the trust America's partners have in the country been as badly shaken. Now, their own personal views and policy recommendations have been made public -- as have America's true views of them.

I have to refer to this observation about WikiLeaks from Buckeye Copperhead, a regular reader:

I find an analogy here to those dingbats who applaud the TSA's stripping of Americans. They like to say things like "If you aren't doing anything illegal, then you should have nothing to hide." Would those same statists say the same thing about their government? Truly, the emperor has no clothes.

The same thing was said to Americans who objected to the USA Patriot Act and warrantless wiretaps. Now the shoe is on the other foot! Heh.

Federal judge blocks Oklahoma law banning Islamic law in State courts

Once again, the Federal government stands in the way of the people of the sovereign States:

Oklahoma voters have passed a constitutional amendment barring the state’s judges from considering Islamic law when trying cases.

Not so fast, a federal judge said last week, throwing a restraining order at the new law and scheduling a hearing for later this week. At issue is whether the amendment violates the freedom of religion clause of the U.S. Constitution by singling out Islamic Law rather than simply barring judges from considering any religious laws in their handling of cases.

It's not that DC is a friend of Islam -- the goal here is to toss as many indigestible scraps as possible into the tossed salad that America is becoming in order to disrupt traditional culture. The purpose is to bolster the Empire's ability to project power over the entire globe by assuming the face of the entire globe.

Quote of the day

"You only begin to understand America when you reach the South." Jon Snow

Neocon chickenhawks condemn WikiLeaks

The big-government, pro-war crowd is wailing and gnashing its teeth over what has been described as the "most embarrassing and potentially damaging disclosure of American diplomatic material in decades."

Charles Johnson, for example, is outraged that anyone would dare shine a light on the government's dirty little secrets. Why? Because everything our Beloved Leaders do is for our safety and security, and the WikiLeaks revelations might trip them up:

I don’t recall voting for Julian Assange. As he sets himself up as the arbiter of government morality, and recklessly reveals secrets that will distort and vastly complicate international relations, and very probably cause innocent people to suffer and die, who will hold him accountable? Who does he answer to?

And those war bloggers who get their kicks from second-hand slaughter are lusting for Assange's blood -- as long as someone else is doing all the bloodletting. The prime example, of course, is Americaneocon:

"I won't think twice if Julian Assange meets the cold blade of an assassin."

Why should a man die for exposing official lies? Anyone who respects honesty in government and the rule of law should applaud what Assange has done.

Israel to crack down on illegal migrant workers

Border security is okay when Israel does it -- and pay close attention to the reason for deporting illegal aliens:

Israel approved a plan on Sunday to hold and deport thousands of illegal migrant workers whom Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described as a "threat to the character of the country."

In remarks to the cabinet, Netanyahu said thousands of migrants who have entered Israel mainly through Egypt in past years would be housed at a special holding facility, due to built in Israel's southern Negev desert.

"We must stop the mass entry of illegal migrant workers because of the very serious threat to the character and future to the state of Israel," he said, adding Israelis who gave them work would face severe fines to make their employment unviable.

Established as a Jewish state in 1948, Israel welcomes Jewish newcomers, most of whom receive automatic citizenship, but policies toward non-Jewish migrants are more restrictive.

Israel has every right to do this, and I wish them success. But Israel isn't the only nation that can assert its sovereign right to preserve its traditional culture.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

This day in history


From Stone Mountain, for the blog on Nov. 28, if you would be so kind. Thanks for all you do and Happy Thanksgiving, Mike.

Know hope. Dutchy

WikiLeaks documents reveal DC's twisted, corrupt foreign policy

The latest release of classified files from WikiLeaks shows that DC supports espionage, torture, and terror all around the globe. But for highlighting the sheer madness and futility of a runaway bureaucracy, nothing beats this revelation:

The newspaper also said documents report that Saudi donors remain chief financiers of Sunni militant groups like al Qaeda, and that the tiny Persian Gulf state of Qatar, a generous host to the U.S. military for years, was the "worst in the region" in counter-terrorism efforts, according to a State Department cable last December.

Yes, you read that right: The Saudi dictatorship, which DC props up, is the primary backer of al Qaeda, which has murdered thousands of Americans.

We've been pointing out how DC's "security measures" have boomeranged to cause more harm than good for years. It's good to see concrete evidence put before the public.

Lesson: In the age of the Internet, the rotten doings of Big Government can't be kept in the dark anymore. No matter how well our handlers screen the underlings they hire, people with a conscience will reveal the crimes they see to the world. To which I say, Halleluiah!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Who best predicted the future, Huxley or Orwell?

Both.

Director of programs for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute elbowed Obama

Obama got 12 stitches as a result.

I'm still recovering from turkey overload, and am unable to think of a suitably snarky comment.

Somali-Born Teen Plotted Car-Bombing in Oregon

Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a naturalized US citizen, repeatedly pushed a button he thought would blow up a crowd that had gathered at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon. When nabbed, he yelled, "Allahu Akbar!"

I don't think that means "Merry Christmas."

We could suggest many responses to this problem, but what do you want to bet the government's actual response will be to invite more of the Muslim Third World into this country?

Robert Stacy McCain offers this observation about anti-terrorism and profiling.

Willie Nelson Charged With Pot Possession

Now this is shocking:

A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman says country singer Willie Nelson was charged with marijuana possession after 6 ounces was found aboard his tour bus in Texas.

Patrol spokesman Bill Brooks says the bus pulled into the Sierra Blanca, Texas, checkpoint about 9 a.m. Friday. Brooks says an officer smelled pot when a door was opened and a search turned up marijuana.

Yes, this is newsworthy. I mean, who would've dreamed there'd be only six ounces of pot on Willie Nelson's tour bus?

Spanish Woman Claims She Now Owns Sun, Will Charge Users

A shining example of entrepreneurism! Why didn't I think of that?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Southern Music break

Whoooo! I'm as stuffed as a Thanksgiving turkey, and Lord, help me, the wife and I have another round to go on Sunday! While I'm recovering for my next feast, here's David Allen Coe with "Son of the South"!


I like to play Hank Williams Jr. records just as loud as they will go
I'm into Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Allman Brothers and David Allan Coe
I like Willie, Waylon, George, and Merle
And alot of ZZ Top
They play country, soul, rock and roll
I really like Kid Rock

Chorus:
And I'm a redneck
A rock-n-roll son of the South
I don't like no new wave disco bands around
I'm gonna drink a couple dozen beers
Go out and jam some gears
I'm a long haired redneck rock-n-roll son of the South

Why Local First

The League of the South has long promoted do-it-yourself food, buying locally, and supporting your local economy. Not only is it a way to secede from the globalist economy, it encourages "localist" thinking, that is, identifying with your home community instead of the artificial and destructive globalist economy.

This study of the impact of the "Buy Local" movement in Michigan gives a good summary of the localist goal:

The question is perhaps best answered by Michael H. Shuman, author of Going Local. As Shuman writes, "Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages and serve primarily local consumers. It means becoming more self-sufficient and less dependent on imports. Control moves from the boardrooms of distant corporations and back into the community where it belongs."

In short, it pays to take care of your own. It keeps local money in your community, immediately benefiting your neighbors (and yourself!).

SPLC: The wolf who cried 'hate'

The Washington Times has had enough of the SPLC tossing around the word "hate" like a brat hurling its toys. Fortunately, a lot of other grown-ups are also fed up with the SPLC's tolerance tantrums:

These so-called "progressives," led by the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center SPLC, have gifted the American mainstream with yet another teachable moment. The SPLC is a small, hard-left political activist outfit known for promoting a panoply of radical liberal causes. The center holds itself out as an objective monitor of potentially violent or subversive hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, skinheads and other white supremacists.

But in recent years - and with increasing abandon - the SPLC has leveraged (abused, really) its rapidly decreasing political capital and waning credibility to target and undermine organizations that, rather than dealing in the business of genuine "hate," instead pose a direct threat to the advancement of postmodern secular-socialism generally - and to the Democratic Party specifically. This is what we in "the biz" call "political hackery."

It's about time people recognized the SPLC for what it is: a VERY successful fundraising operation. Which has now lost all credibility.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

DHS & TSA: They've got a little list

Are you a "domestic extremist"?

Not me, you say? Think again. If you've objected to TSA groping, the Department of Homeland Security wants to know more about you:
[A]ny person who “interferes” with TSA airport security screening procedure protocol and operations by actively objecting to the established screening process, “including but not limited to the anticipated national opt-out day” as a “domestic extremist.” The label is then broadened to include “any person, group or alternative media source” that actively objects to, causes others to object to, supports and/or elicits support for anyone who engages in such travel disruptions at U.S. airports in response to the enhanced security procedures.

For individuals who engaged in such activity at screening points, it instructs TSA operations to obtain the identities of those individuals and other applicable information and submit the same electronically to the Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division, the Extremism and Radicalization branch of the Office of Intelligence & Analysis (IA) division of the Department of Homeland Security.

I'm so old, I can remember when this was a free country.

SPLC makes lemonade out of lemons

No doubt disappointed that the "wave" of hate crimes they'd been anticipating didn't materialize last year (see here and here), the SPLC found what they must see as a nugget of good news in the new FBI report: Attacks against homosexuals are up! Time to update the fundraising letters!

They even used the occasion to issue fatwas against 18 groups, lumping conservative organizations that work to preserve traditional marriage with the obsessed wackos of the Westboro Baptist Church, who insult military families. But they're all to be shunned as "hate groups." The Secular Inquisition has spoken!

Odd thing is, there are no black churches mentioned. If you want to see homosexuality condemned loudly and thoroughly, ask your typical black minister or reverend. (Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton being notable exceptions.) Activists for same-sex "marriage" recognize this; Andrew Sullivan brands blacks as "the most homophobic racial group in America."

Also, the SPLC admits that certain immigrant groups are violently anti-homosexual. In the same report, Heidi Beirich says:

Anti-gay “murder music,” a style of music that features lyrics advocating the murder of homosexuals and is growing in popularity far beyond its native Jamaica, is also described.

Will the SPLC add black religious organizations to its list of "homophobic haters," or go on record as opposing the immigration of ethnic groups that threaten native-born Americans who are homosexual? Stay tuned.

Flags of the Rebellion


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Old Rebel,

Took a quick shot of a bumper sticker with my cell phone while at the grocery store. I see these stickers more and more around the Houston area. It appears the concept is more acceptable with the Texas flag behind the word than if you have the battle flag behind it. Not that I'm upset mind you, just PC brainwashing has confused people concerning the battle flag.

Jeff

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Many Say Government Now Operating Outside the Constitution

Listen carefully, and you'll hear the rumblings of the next great movement in American politics:

Voters are clearly dubious about the size and scope of today’s federal government.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 39% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the federal government currently operates within the limits established by the Constitution of the United States.

Forty-four percent (44%) disagree and say it is not functioning within those limits, while another 17% aren’t sure.

Earlier surveys have shown that just one-in-five voters believe that the government today has the consent of the governed. Forty-eight percent (48%) see the government as a threat to individual rights. According to the Declaration of Independence, governments are formed to protect certain inalienable rights.

Gee, I'm so old, I can remember when people thought it was "extremist" to think DC was the real threat to our liberty. I don't know if I can accept being mainstream.

The message Americans are sending couldn't be clearer: They want to preserve their traditional rights as guaranteed under the Constitution. They realize the problems they face today -- obscene levels of debt, a central government that claims it can spy on us, imprison us, even execute us without regard to the Bill of Rights -- come from a corrupt machinery of government, not the Constitution. It is the poisonous rule of DC that is the problem.

Opposing an alien, self-serving bureaucracy that refuses to abide by the rules established by the people is neither treason nor repudiation of constitutional government -- it is instead a struggle to restore constitutional government. As Robert E. Lee observed after Appomattox, "The South has contended only for the supremacy of the constitution, and the just administration of the laws made in pursuance to it."

That Cause is stirring to life today.

States' rights battles rage in Old Dominion


The fight to reclaim self-government has taken on renewed vigor in Virginia:

From Virginia's lawsuit over health-care reforms to a bill that would create "Don't Tread on Me" license plates, a growing movement is percolating among the Old Dominion's top GOP officials and the conservative rank-and-file to push back against federal authority over an array of issues.

The state's top three elected officials, for example, have voiced support for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow a decision by two-thirds of state legislatures to override federal law.

The movement for the so-called "Repeal Amendment" could gather momentum next year, as state legislatures that shifted from blue to red after the November elections begin their deliberations....

That movement is only one expression of anti-federal sentiment in Virginia.

Liberty will NEVER be restored from "top to bottom." Forget about electing representatives to DC, where even those with the best intentions are assimilated into the perverse culture of backroom deals and special favors to the politically connected. The battle is in local government, in the State legislatures.

What say we fight where there's actually a battle we can win?

No way out?

Travelers protest that TSA groping is demeaning and excessive. They think forcing passengers to remove prosthetics is over the top.

The White House counters that terrorists have discussed planting explosives in prosthetics.

Problem is, they're both right. But what isn't discussed is WHY there are so many potential terrorists out there determined to attack Americans. Is it because Muslims are born hating Americans? Do they really resent our freedoms?

Here's an inescapable fact:

“There was not a single act of Arab terrorism against Americans before 1968, when the U.S. became the chief supplier of military equipment and economic aid to Israel.”

Do we really need the world's largest military? Is it really protecting us -- or are its endless interventions all over the world only stirring up hatred?

Sooner or later, we will have to confront the real-world consequences of DC's interventionism and the philosophy of world liberation that justifies it. Until we do, we will never grasp what's happening to us, or what we're doing to ourselves and the world.

Random Murder Or An Organized Hit?

Are we descending to the level of rival street gangs? This post from Market Ticker reads the writing on the wall for us.

Quote of the day

"Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status." Laurence J. Peter

The Museum of Tolerance!


What could be funnier than skewering hypocrites?

Ed Sebesta was right!

"Secession is back as an issue in politics." Ed Sebesta, noted historian, grammarian, and flag designer.

I always give the Devil his due. To see just how right Sebesta is, check out this mainstream proposal for States to form a confederation that will bypass DC's hopeless red tape and mounting debt so they can provide health coverage to their citizens:

The November 22, 2010 Wall Street Journal had an article titled “Some States Weigh the Extraordinary: Ending Medicaid.”

Medicaid is supposedly a state program, but the federal government pays 57% of its costs and says you have to do it the Fed’s way to get that 57%. Furthermore, come 2014, Obamacare orders the states to add 16 million more people to the roles of their Medicaid programs.

Check this sentence from the Journal article out:

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said he put a different proposal before the Republican governors assembled in San Diego: that they all band together to created a multistate insurance pool for the uninsured.

Roughly speaking that means states with Republican governors would secede from the United States and form a new United States for Medicaid purposes only.

Read that last sentence again -- and know hope.

Monday, November 22, 2010

FBI Report: Remember That Predicted Wave of Tea Party Hate Crimes?

Robert Stacy McCain takes on both Charles Johnson AND the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The poor fools never had a chance.

Enforcing Immigration Laws Decreases Violent Crime

Let's see if I grasp this: You crack down on people in your county that broke the law to get there, and must continue to break the law to stay there (identity theft, forgery of various documents, including driver's licenses and and Social Security cards) -- and the result is -- less crime! Whoda thunk it? Someone at the University of Virginia thunk it, that's who:

On Thursday’s Fox and Friends, FNC hosts Gretchen Carlson and Steve Doocy gave attention to a University of Virginia study which found that, since Prince William County in Virginia became more strict in dealing with illegal immigrants in 2007, the jurisdiction has enjoyed a substantial drop in crime - including a 32 percent drop in violent crime - while neighboring Fairfax County has seen crime levels remain steady....

Co-host Carlson added: "But a new study by the University of Virginia shows crime has dropped since the policy went into effect. ... After a three-year study, here's some of the stuff that's happening: 41 percent drop in the hit-and-run accidents; 46.7 percent decrease in aggravated assaults."

To be fair, we have to recognize there's a downside to this. The Democratic Party lost thousands of additional voters, and top management in big business had to settle for lower bonuses since they had to pay a living wage and benefits.

Tea Party support grows; USA divided

That's USA Today's headline, not mine. This is the latest proof that this country has become ungovernable in its present form:

Just about as many Americans want Tea Party-backed members of Congress to take the lead in setting policy during the next year as choose President Obama, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds.

In a survey taken Friday through Sunday, 28% say Obama should have the most influence on government policy next year while 27% say the Tea Party standard-bearers should. GOP congressional leaders are chosen by 23%, Democratic congressional leaders by 16%....

The nation's mood "guarantees that there will be gridlock," says Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. "The government follows public opinion and public opinion is all over the lot about who should now be running things."

This overgrown, broke, and corrupt empire must devolve into more manageable units.

Ted Kennedy kills another woman from beyond the grave!

He didn't stop with Mary Jo Kopechne -- the man who ushered in the disastrous 1965 Immigration Reform Act is responsible for yet another innocent woman's death:
A jury has convicted Salvadoran immigrant Ingmar Guandique of murdering former D.C. intern Chandra Levy.

Ingmar Guandique was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder for attacking Levy while she exercised in Washington's Rock Creek Park in May 2001.

How can we protect ourselves from this demon from hell that refuses to die?

2009: A Firestorm of Hate Predicted!

A rash of hate crimes is sweeping through the nation! In August, the SPLC issued this shocking report about a new wave of hate crimes against Latinos:

Record-breaking high temperatures have been the norm this summer in the United States and other countries. But for Latinos, it’s been even hotter than the thermometer suggests, with one after another targeted for hate crimes around the country.

Heidi Beirich followed up days later with this terrifying headline: "Wave of Hate Crimes Directed at Muslims Breaks Out."

Blacks, warned the SPLC, also faced growing threats of violence due to the sudden growth of "hate groups," which were spurred on by the election of a black man to the office of president:

Since 2000, the number of hate groups has risen by almost 50 percent — from 602 in 2000 to 888 in 2007. White supremacists have been stunned by Obama’s rise. That, considering the economic tough times, makes this a dangerous period.

Yes, it was a perfect storm for an explosive rise in hate crimes. As helpless minorities cowered in the shadows, eeeevil white racists were tightening the slip knots in their nooses and ironing fresh creases in their robes.

That is, if you believe SPLC fearmongering. What actually happened in 2009? Here's the latest FBI report:

The number of hate crime incidents in the United States reported for 2009 came down from 2008, according to data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday.

“While the number of law enforcement agencies submitting data to us increased--topping off at 14,222--the number of hate crime incidents reported for 2009 (6,604) was down from 2008,” the agency reported.

So while law enforcement agencies looked harder than ever for hate crimes, they found fewer. You have to wonder: When will the corporate media stop believing the SPLC?

Quote of the day

"As standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; and that the military should be kept under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power." North Carolina Constitution of 1776

Obama's assassination list

This is what passes for principled dissent in Imperial America:

The way is clear for the government to strip Awlaki of his citizenship, which should be a necessary precondition for any covert direct action against any American. Assassinating U.S. citizens abroad, even loathsome creatures like Awlaki, is a high crime against the Constitution. Mr. Obama would do well to take note of that before pulling the trigger.

Yes, you read that right -- it just won't do for Obama to have an American citizen executed without a trial UNLESS he pretties up the whole affair with a legalistic veneer. Since the government cannot arbitrarily snuff American citizens on a whim, the government simply MUST declare its victims "non-Americans" in order to preserve the appearance of legality. Do that, and all the anonymous Washington Times editorialists can sleep well at night, confident they have taken a stand for the rule of law.

This reminds me of what happened to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn when he was arrested for criticizing Stalin. When Solzhenitsyn protested that the Soviet Constitution guaranteed freedom of speech and right to a trial, he was informed that those rights only applied to "loyal" Soviet citizens. His criticism proved his disloyalty.

Compare that argument with the Washington Times' conclusion:

[Awlaki's] consistent use of the third person in referring to Americans is a clear indication that he doesn't consider himself one of us. He made this point explicitly when he stated that followers of Islam such as himself and Americans "are two opposites who will never come together." In his heart and mind, Awlaki has left his birth country behind.

There are two vital lessons here for Americans in a time of perpetual war: 1) The president as Commander-in-Chief can determine whether or not individual citizens have rights. 2) Be very careful how you use the third person in your writing. It could get you killed.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Feeling lonely?


Meanwhile, the national Opt Out protest is gaining momentum. It's good to see the spirit of resistance stirring back to life.

Perry: 'Social Security is Ponzi scheme'

How about this: A politician speaking a truth that everyone knows but usually avoids! Of course, it could only be the future president of the Republic of Texas, Rick Perry:

Republican Governors Association chairman Rick Perry (R-Texas) called Social Security a Ponzi scheme on Sunday and said young workers know they will never receive any of the money they currently pay into the fund.

"What I'm saying is that between Social Security, Medicaid and Medicaid there's $106 trillion of unfunded liabilities and not one dime saved to pay for them," Perry said on Fox News Sunday. "My children who are in their 20s know that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme."

When challenged by host Chris Wallace, who pointed out that when Social Security started there were seven or eight workers for every retiree, Perry doubled down on his criticism by arguing the program would even shame Charles Ponzi, who inspired the term by paying returns to early investors using money from later investors.

Perry's solution? Let the sovereign States take over this and other entitlement programs. Of course, once the States begin resuming more authority from the central government, the momentum will be started toward the resumption of full sovereignty.

Quote of the day

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." Aesop

Financial Links Between Saudi Royal Family and Al Qaeda

One of the lies Bush & Co. promoted to whip up war fever against Iraq was that Saddam and Osama had teamed up to promote terror. It was eventually disproven, but by then, the Neocons had their war.

So let's see what DC does about REAL links between Saudi Arabia and Al Qaeda. My guess: Not only will DC pretend these allegations don't exist, but will continue to prop up the Saudi dictators.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

This day in history

In 1861, the Kentucky Ordinance of Secession was passed.

The central star on the Confederate Battleflag represents Kentucky.

Thanks to The Bonnie Blue Blog for the heads up!

Daniel Day-Lewis To Star In 'Lincoln' For Director Steven Spielberg

Makes perfect sense to me. After the roles of a homicidal maniac in "Gangs of New York" and a greedy, ruthless oil tycoon in "There Will Be Blood," Day-Lewis should be ready to portray Lincoln.

Quote of the day

"I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy." Anonymous

With such strong leadership and economic guidance, could Texas secede?

12 reasons the Republic of Texas will thrive (and it doesn't even mention the HUGE plus of freeing itself from the dead weight of DC).

How to breeze through airport security


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Friday, November 19, 2010

What everyone knows

School district drops "Chieftains" name

Because everyone knows that using Indians as mascots degrades Indians.

Ole Miss retires Colonel Rebel

Because everyone knows that using Southerners as mascots glorifies Southerners.

Quote of the day

"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive." Thomas Jefferson

Southern Music break

Whooo-hooo! It's Friiiiiday, y'all! Better stay away from Copperhead Road -- but let's pay a visit anyway!

Yankee Babylon

Here's a press release about an exciting new book:

From the publishing summary: “Secularised and hidden away in a thousand useless history books, brimming with the Big Lie of theYankee Myth, the myth of Lincoln, of perpetual war, of the holy dollar, and of the Puritans’ City upon a Hill, is a real America. You won’t find the real America in your history books, for those books are filled with the propaganda of the Yankee and his mythology. Casting a cold eye on the “Evil Twins” of the 1860s and 1960s, Yankee Babylon ruthlessly exposes the truth of both who we are and how we got here: not to a free republic of free men and women, but to an American Empire. To a Yankee Babylon. ”

Yankee Babylon is unique in its sphere of historical, cultural, and ideological analysis. The author aims at nothing less than a complete exposé of the propaganda spread from New England from the 1600s to modern times. In exposing the Yankee culture, the author uses two timeframes to show how the "Yankee Myth" penetrated all of American culture: the 1860s and the 1960s. The 1860s show the results of the "great inversion" of the Puritan to the Yankee and answers the question: "Who are we?" The 1960s show the Yankee mythology in its modern garb and answers the question: "How did we get to where we are today?"

How times change

Al Capone was sent to prison for tax evasion over a period lasting five years.

For 17 years of tax evasion and other ethical violations, Charles Rangel received only a rebuke from his peers. His $174,000 salary, free health and life insurance, lush inflation-protected pension and other taxpayer funded congressional perks were untouched.

Gail from Georgia

Who Fed the Tiger?

Q - How did Communist China, which was an economic, social, and political basket case in the 1960s, become such a powerhouse?

A - It's all thanks to Republicans and Big Business, says Pat Buchanan. The good news is that there's a lesson or two here about how we can turn things around. (Hint: It's all about loyalty to one's nation, not the suicide pact of globalism and its multicultural agenda.)

Opt-out Ode to the Beltway TSA

Take Your Planes and Shove ‘Em (to the tune of Johnny Paycheck's "Take this job and shove it"

This day in history

In 1863, Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the national cemetery on the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg, Pa.

We wouldn't be doing our job if we didn't include H.L. Mencken's famous rejoinder:

The Gettysburg speech was at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history...the highest emotion reduced to a few poetical phrases. Lincoln himself never even remotely approached it. It is genuinely stupendous. But let us not forget that it is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it. Put it into the cold words of everyday. The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination – that government of the people, by the people, for the people, should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Texas fights its own counterinsurgency


While DC fights losing wars to expand its empire into Iraq and Afghanistan, the people of the States are fighting invaders at home -- invaders who enjoy the support of the Federal government.

So Texas has to strike back on its own:

"I never thought that we’d be in this paramilitary type of engagement. It's a war on the border," said Captain Stacy Holland with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Holland leads a fleet of 16 state-of-the-art helicopters that make up the aviation assets used by the Texas DPS to fight Mexican drug cartels.

In recent years, the cartels have become bolder and more ruthless.

They cross the border with AK-47s on their backs, wearing military camouflage. They recruit in prisons and schools on the American side. Spotters sit in duck blinds along the Rio Grande and call out the positions of the U.S. Border Patrol.

To combat the cartels, the Texas Department of Public Safety is launching a counterinsurgency.

Captain Holland has it right -- it's a war on the border.

Quote of the day

"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job." Douglas Adams

U.S. Senate bill seeks restriction of personal gardens

If you think the recent electoral "shellacking" taught Congress not to push the people too far, you'd better read this from Ohio Republic.

Remember: "When gardening is outlawed, only outlaws will have gardens."

View of the Constitution of the United States

St. George Tucker’s classic 1803 commentary on the Constitution once served as the essential guide to understanding the Union's political framework. Maybe it can again be useful. However, I don't think for a second it will make politicians realize how the present system fails to live up to what the Founders intended and shame them into reform ("Looky here! We're not supposed to be doing these things. Guess we'll have to stop doing them."). However, it could make State leaders and activists grasp how corrupt, destructive, and illegitimate the central government has become.

As demonstrated in this article, the Constitution was a federal system, with the States remaining sovereign and retaining the right to withdraw their delegated powers at any time. That vital brake on the central government hasn't existed since Lincoln's counter-revolution of 1865.

Central to understanding the orginal purose and understanding of the Constitution is the realization that society's natural ability to create order made an authoritarian central government unnecessary -- which is exactly why today's multicult autocrats seek to erode traditional society. Dr. Clyde Wilson's introduction makes this clear:

By Tucker’s definition, the modern federal government, particularly in its judicial branch, qualifies as despotic. For Tucker, as for Calhoun, society, or the “body politic,” takes precedence always over the government, or state. And for Tucker, unlike Lincoln, the people may resume their sovereignty at any time. The discussion is most of all, perhaps, an answer to those Federalists, like John Adams and Alexander Hamilton, who emphasized the evils of democracy and the need for it to be restrained. Tucker’s arguments about the failings of “aristocracy” can be seen as a reply to the Federalist philosophers and also perhaps as a prophecy of later times. And Tucker’s long explanation of the characteristics and virtues of “confederate governments,” such as the United States, though strange to modern ears, represents a predominant American understanding of his own time and long after.

Natural society precedes a government; no government by the consent of the people is possible without the underlying trust, shared values, and mutual loyalty that only a traditional society can nurture.

No wonder authoritarians such as Mussolini and Stalin disrupted communities by shifting millions around. The natural "body politic" was an alternate source of order, and autocrats can't stand competition.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Charlie Rangel: "As Clean as the Driven Snow."

Yeah, but who's doing the driving?

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Is a national sales tax headed our way?

When big business or big government screw up, they can make us bail them out. What a racket!

Janet Napolitano Unveils New TSA Public Relations Campaign

Do you have what it takes to be a TSA Peeping Cop? If you can stomach this, you have a great career in airport screening ahead of you.

Quote of the day II

"I’m the next president. I’ll be 35 … just before November, so I was born to be president. I’m the man. I’m the man. I’m the man. Greene’s the man. I’m the man. I’m the greatest person ever. I was born to be president. I’m the man, I’m the greatest individual ever." Alvin Greene

Who are we to argue?

Gates Warns Attack Would Unite Increasingly Divided Iran

Wha -- at? You mean there's actually someone in a position of power in DC who isn't howling for another suicidal war?

What's the world coming to?

Quote of the day

"Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance." Samuel Johnson

This day in history

In 1989, the "Velvet Revolution" began in Czechoslovakia, which led to the downfall of communism there.

Know hope.

Hispanic lawmakers seek DREAM Act vote

What good is a lame duck, Democratic Congress? Hispanic activists think they can still wring a little more out of it. In one of the most blatant displays of ethnicity trumping adopted nation ever, Hispanics want Americans to subsidize the Hispanicization of the US. And this time, it might just work:

Obama and Hispanic Democrats reiterated their support for the DREAM Act, which would provide a path for citizenship for immigrant youths illegally brought into the United States before they were 16, and both called for the House and Senate to vote on the measure before Congress adjourns for the year.

“We need a clear Democratic commitment in order to persuade Republicans, who are needed to get us over the finish line, to step forward,” said Rep. Luís Gutierrez, D-Ill.

What this article fails to provide in the way of background is how much this will cost. This Examiner article fills in the gap:

At the beginning of the second year of the DREAM Act being in effect, an additional 65,000 DREAMers would be eligible for federal loans of up to $5500 and approximately 65,000 DREAMers would’ve turned 24 years of age and would be eligible to borrow up to $9500/year. The costs to the U.S. taxpayer of subsidizing the tuition of the approximately 1.23 million illegal aliens who would benefit from the DREAM Act over the first two years of its enactment would be $19,207,500,000.

While the aforementioned sum is astronomical, the costs to taxpayers would actually be much higher. DREAMers would compete directly with U.S. students and legal residents, many of whom are U.S. veterans, for federal work/study jobs. Additionally, DREAMers would be eligible for welfare, social security, disability, food stamps, and all other types of entitlement benefits, therefore causing an extra cost burden to the U.S taxpayer.

The question is: Are the Democrats, still smarting from an electoral rout, cheeky enough to attempt to ram through this massive spending bill on their way out?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

DC vs. the People, part II

Think the central government is composed of anything but a self-serving elite whose only aim is to feed off the people? Think a government that corrupt, that overgrown, and that remote, can be reformed by elections that government controls?

Then you should read this:

A conservative Maryland physician elected to Congress on an anti-Obamacare platform surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized health care plan takes a month to kick in.

Republican Andy Harris, an anesthesiologist who defeated freshman Democrat Frank Kratovil on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, reacted incredulously when informed that federal law mandated that his government-subsidized health care policy would take effect on Feb. 1 – 28 days after his Jan. 3rd swearing-in.

Maybe Mr. Harris went to DC full of idealism and rock-solid principles. Maybe. If so, Leviathan didn't take long to assimilate him.

The other explanation is that the only kind of person who seeks the kind of power DC has accumulated is one who intends to use it for his own selfish ends.

A Superabundance of Velocity

Here's a dramatic narrative of the events 150 years ago that led to Lincoln's invasion of the Southern States.

Thanks to Harold D. Thomas for the heads up!

DC vs. the People

The chasm between the American people and their handlers in DC is becoming so wide, even the pundits can see it. From an article entitled "The Big Disconnect":
The midterms not only dealt a big shock to Democrats but also sent a message to President Barack Obama. According to the new POLITICO Power and the People poll, only 26 percent of the public believes he will be reelected as president in 2012.

This difference in expectations could mislead the president if he is listening to the Beltway chatter — right here in D.C. he may just find a lot of comfort in this assessment by insiders , and that may lead to actions that don’t fully adjust for the sea change that has occurred among the general public.

Pat Buchanan notes the same phenomenon. On the issue of immigration, for example:

The national outpouring of support for Arizona after that state came under attack for its law requiring suspected illegal aliens to show ID demonstrates how explosive the immigration-amnesty issue is. Republicans should not run away from it, for our elites are further out of touch with the people on this issue than any other.

Besides immigration, there's DC's policy of endless war, affirmative action, same-sex "marriage," and countless other issues the vast majority opposes though the elite continues to push them on us. The more obvious the gulf between the governing elite and the people, the less legitimate that elite appears.

Every day, the bucket goes down to the well, but one day, the bottom will drop out.

This day in history

In 1864, General Sherman and his troops began their "March to the Sea" during the Civil War.

Quote of the day

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall." Mahatma Gandhi

Is the presidency too big a job?

Newsweek observes that the job of president of the US is the most powerful, most impossible job in the world. Which is another way of saying the Federal government is too big to not fail:

Among a handful of presidential historians NEWSWEEK contacted for this story, there was a general consensus that the modern presidency may have become too bloated. “The growth is exponential in these last 50 years, especially the number of things that are expected of the president,” says presidential biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin, who had dinner with Obama and a handful of other historians last summer. Obama aides speaking on background say that the president’s inner circle can become stretched by the constant number of things labeled “crises” that land on his desk—many of which, like the mistaken firing of Department of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod in Georgia or the intricacies of the oil cleanup in the gulf, could easily be handled by lower-level staff. “Some days around here, it can almost be hard to breathe,” says one White House official who didn’t want to go on the record portraying his boss as overwhelmed.

America is too big, too diverse, to govern.

U.N. troops assaulted, blamed for outbreak

Haitians attack UN peacekeepers, blaming them for cholera outbreak.

Right. Haiti was in such great shape before those outsiders spoiled it.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Muslim women to get exceptions from TSA?

Well, this makes sense -- Muslim women in a hajab will be allowed to pat themselves down.

I mean, what terrorist would lie about concealing weapons?

Wait a minute ...

Bernanke lied, the economy died

From Market Ticker:

[A]ll QE2 amounted to was yet another chapter in the looting scandal of America, and would result in more job loss, more cost-push margin compression and ultimately could lead to a profit and thus stock market collapse.

Bernanke doesn't give a damn about any of that.

All he cares about is bailing out his insolvent friends.

But that's not news to regular readers of this blog, is it?

Quote of the day

"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." Douglas Adams

California supports tuition subsidies for illegal aliens

I wonder if this violation of Federal immigration law will be challenged by the Obama regime?

Arizona passed a law that supported existing immigration law, and was slapped with several lawsuits. It'll be interesting to see what DC's reaction to this will be!

Big Sister strikes back!

In response to a mild-mannered objection to pointless personal searches, the TSA says: Shut up and spread 'em!

Your naked pictures are safe with us

This Wednesday is National Opt-Out Day. You just tell the government gropers you don't want nude pictures made. Of course, then you get the "enhanced" grope.

It's the day ordinary citizens stand up for their rights, stand up for liberty, and protest the federal government's desire to virtually strip us naked or submit to an "enhanced pat down" that touches people's breasts and genitals in an aggressive manner. You should never have to explain to your children, "Remember that no stranger can touch or see your private area, unless it's a government employee, then it's OK."

This is egalitarianism at its most logical. It just wouldn't DO to focus on those most likely to commit terrorism, so EVERYBODY, even little old granmas and nuns, must be digitally strip-searched.

As popular rebellions go, this is pretty tame. I mean, submitting to having strangers poke and feel your privates in the name of national security? C'mon.

But at least it's a start. And here's an idea forwarded by Honourable Means: Abolish the TSA.

SEIU Local 25 and 12 Other Union Groups Receive Obamacare Waivers

The latest from the most tone-deaf regime in American history:

The Obama Administration recently handed out 111 Obamacare waivers to special US companies… And, they’re hiding this from the American public. It takes 6 clicks to find out this information on the government’s health care website.

Unfortunately, if you’re a small business or you don’t have the right connections you can’t get a waiver for your company.

It pays to be buddies with the king.

This day in history

In 1763, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon began surveying the Mason-Dixon line.

Too bad they didn't build the dang fence.

Scientists propose one-way trips to Mars

Good idea! We'll send Harry Reid, Morris Dees, George Soros, Nancy Pelosi, Jesse Jackson, Bill Kristol, Tim Wise, Bill Clinton ....

Who else should go?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Quote of the day

"There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know." Ambrose Bierce

Latino kids now majority in state's public schools

DC's demographic reconstruction of America rolls along:

Latinos now make up a majority of California's public school students, cracking the 50 percent barrier for the first time in the state's history, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Education.

Almost 50.4 percent of the state's students in the 2009-10 school year identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino, up 1.36 percent from the previous year.

This is a boon for California education officials struggling with that persistent racial achievement gap. Now, critics can't complain minorities have lower average test scores than majority students. Another brilliant government success story!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Obama's down and out!

So say these two Democratic advisers:

[I]t is clear, we believe, that the president has largely lost the consent of the governed. The midterm elections were effectively a referendum on the Obama presidency. And even if it was not an endorsement of a Republican vision for America, the drubbing the Democrats took was certainly a vote of no confidence in Obama and his party. The president has almost no credibility left with Republicans and little with independents.

But if Obama has lost "the consent of the governed," what about the rest of the Federal government? While forty-two percent of voters "strongly disapprove" of Obama, disapproval of Congress -- even after the recent scouring election -- is even higher, according to another Rasmussen poll:

The pollster, speaking to reporters, warned Republicans against reading too much into the results. "All of the data suggests people did not vote for Republicans, they voted against Democrats--or more precisely they voted against the party in power."

Rasmussen says that polls conducted right after the election show that distrust of politicians, including those in Congress, is still strong. "Fifty-nine percent of voters say it's likely they'll be disappointed by the Republicans before 2012, so the cynicism is still there."

Of course, the central government has not had the free consent of the governed since 1865. Its authority over its subjects is based purely on conquest and the threat of force. The only thing that's newsworthy is that our handlers have lost their ability to manufacture the appearance of consent.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Southern Music break

Hey, y'all, it's Friiiiday! Here's one of the classics of Southern rock, "Ghost Riders in the Sky," by the Outlaws.


An old cowpoke went ridin' out one dark and windy day,
Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way
When all at once a mighty herd of red eyed cows he saw
Come rushin' through the ragged skies and up a cloudy draw.

Yipie i ay Yipie i oh
Ghost riders in the sky

White House Staffers Got a Bigger Raise Than You Did Last Year

Yes, it pays to serve the king.

How the Neocons Are Co-opting the Tea Party

The power of the Tea Party movement was due in part to its spontaneous, decentralized nature. The Establishment, taking a page from Saul Alinsky, knows that about any movement can be blunted or even coopted by winning over its leaders. That was what made the powers that be fear the Tea Party protestors: Their anger and energy couldn't be controlled. There was no hierarchy or single leader to keep them in check.

Now, it seems, the lack of effective leadership and direction has enabled the Establishment to corral the movement by boosting the one leader with the most support among Tea Partiers: Sarah Palin. I've doubted her loyalties a long time, and now, it appears she's become a Judas goat to the conservative rebellion. Scott McConnell explains:

Palin has become neoconservatism’s reliable vector into the Tea Party world. She reliably echoes neoconservative talking points about war with Iran. When addressing the Tea Party Convention in Nashville last February, she hit neocon talking points by citing Ronald Reagan, "peace through strength," and "tough action" against Iran. She declared that the United States needed a foreign policy that "reflected our values" and denounced the alleged policy of treating terrorism as "a mere law enforcement matter." Wearing an Israeli flag pin, she charged that President Obama was causing "Israel, our critical ally" to question our support by reaching out to hostile regimes.

It's a wily system that can convince the opposition to embrace the very policies that sparked resistance in the first place. But how long can it keep us fooled?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Majority of Americans see no hope in DC

Despite Obama's "shellacking" last week, Americans don't believe DC will accomplish anything:

Most Americans don’t have high hopes any change for the better will emerge now that a new group of newly elected Republicans is about to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, according to the results of a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

Among the findings:

~ There’s not much confidence that last week's elections will change much of anything in Washington.

~ Americans in general are more negative about the recent Republican wins across the nation than they were two years ago when voters elected Barack Obama President and handed his party both House and Senate majorities.

~ The findings show Americans are slightly more pessimistic now than in 2006 after Democrats won control of Congress when President George W. Bush, a Republican, was in the White House

If only Americans had the same rights as the people of Kosovo, or Sudan, or East Timor, to alter or to abolish a government as they see fit.

Instead, our only option is to vote Democrat or Republican.

Yes, if only we had that right...

Only eeeevil people oppose Big Government

If you want existing Federal immigration law enforced, you're a Nazi.

If you protest the government, you're a domestic terrorist.

If you oppose the invasion of Iraq, you're a racist.

And if you're against ObamaCare, you're guilty of genocide. Don't believe it? You'd take the word of a reverend, wouldn't you?

This day in history

In 1965, Rhodesia proclaimed its independence from Britain.

Is ATF's Cavanaugh a credible SPLC spokesman?

The Examiner features this look at the man who narrates one of the SPLC's "training videos" for law enforcement officers. It's standard SPLC fare, says the author:

As I've documented in this column on numerous occasions, SPLC's standard practice of conflating patriotic Americans who advocate government adherance to Constitutional restraints with "anti-government extremists" and racists, raises disturbing questions about the profitable "nonprofit's" objectivity and truthfulness.

The obvious intent, as an earlier Examiner story observed, is to make people afraid to express opinions the Feds don't like, such as gun rights and limited government.

'Pedophile Guide' Listing Unavailable After Outrage

Tsk-tsk. Another minority lifestyle is being shunned and silenced by those eeeevil conservative Christians:

An e-book for sale on Amazon.com entitled "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure," was no longer available from the retailer late Wednesday after shocked consumers across the nation called for a boycott....

"This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian [sic] rules for these adults to follow," a product description read. "I hope to achieve this by appealing to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps liter [sic] sentences should they ever be caught."

See? He just wants to end irrational hatred against a misunderstood sexual orientation.

No doubt this will spark a new civil rights revolution demanding equal rights for pedophiles, including child custody and marriage to minors. Ah, brave new world!

League of the South member elected to Arkansas State House

As voters look for alternatives to the corrupt, bankrupt, and useless central government in DC, look for more leaders like Loy Mauch, who was just elected to represent House District 26 near Hot Springs, to step forward.

I've seen worse stories on the League, but it could've been more fair and objective. As required by Federal law, the reporter includes the standard SPLC boilerplate that all League members are bad, bad people who kick puppies and don't embrace diversity. (I think the penalty for not inserting an SPLC fatwa into any story on a conservative or Southern group is permanent assignment to the AP's Haiti bureau.)

SCV Sesquicentennial

It is time to mark your calendar for the SCV Sesquicentennial Event to be held in Montgomery, AL on Saturday February 19, 2011. This event will feature a parade up Dexter Avenue to the Alabama State Capitol Building, a reenactment of the swearing in of President Jefferson Davis, a selection of speakers, and the Re-enactment of the raising of the first Confederate Flag at the Capitol Building.

Do you remember how many thousands of our compatriots came from all across Dixie to march with us in 2000 in Columbia to defend our Confederate Flag and later in Charleston, 2004 to march in the Hunley parade and pay their last respects to the brave crew?

For more information, check out the SCV Sesquicentennial website.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Scottish vs. Southern nationalism

Loyal reader Robert Shivers III writes:

I'm in London right now and have been in Paris and Scotland for past few days. Made a number of interesting observations re ethnic identity, traditions, & local authority that may be relevant to the blog and thought I should jot some of these down. In no particular order, in the past week I've seen

- Scottish identify is esteemed and prized here and it made me think of the contrast with how Southern identity is despised in USA. At Ballindalloch castle, we were wakened each morning by a piper clad in kilt (can you imagine if a prominent hotel in the South wakened their guest each morning with a guy in Confederate uniform playing Dixie on his banjo? The Royal Family embraces Scots pride when they come to Balmoral, they wear kilts, there are Royal Scots Regiments in the Army (is the Pentagon considering naming any divisions after the Army of Tennessee or Northern Virginia?). All over Scotland, there are messages encouraging people to support the local economy (buy Scottish salmon, whiskey, etc) Scots demand respect for their history and identity within the Union and they get it. Why can't Southrons do the same?

- overheard some of the Scots gameskeepers muttering curses about Englishmen who can't shoot straight

- saw London cabbie displaying flags of England and Devon in his taxi, rather than Union Jack (does this mean cab drivers in Atlanta would be OK to show the Battle Flag and the 1956 Georgia Flag? Really, no?)

- didn't see much evidence of any of the above in Paris; the largest political group in Paris is the Socialist Party (coincidence)

- a list of largest landowners in Britain in 1872 was headed by the Church of England, followed by several aristocrats and royals. Current list is headed by various govt. entities and large corporations. Is that an improvement? At least the landed gentry felt an attachment to the land and didn't promote hideous developments.

- read in today's paper that the Queen may be making the first official state visit to Ireland in 100 yrs. Popular BBC radio announcer Terry Wogan, who is Irish, said he expects the Queen will get a "fantastic reception" and added, "You've got to understand that despite 700 years of oppression, starvation and immigation, the Irish still have a lot of affection for the English". Why can't we paraphrase that slogan for Southern tourist promotional campaigns!!!

What do other readers think about this? I have my ideas -- what are yours?

How Obama could improve the economy

This bit of advice from Steve Sailer is too good to ignore:

How could Obama boost U.S. productivity during this economic downturn? Well, the President could announce that so long as he's President, he's suspending all federal disparate impact discrimination lawsuits. If the country is non-discriminatory enough to elect him Presidents, it's probably non-discriminatory enough to go about the rest of its business without the heavy hand of the EEOC and Justice Departments looking for statistical evidence of discrimination.

Here's another idea: Stop all immigration. The H1-B program is a fraud designed to give employers an endless supply of cheap labor. Let Americans have the first crack at the few jobs that are available.

Obama Lawyers Defend ‘Kill Lists’

We continue down the trail blazed by George W. Bush. Now Mr. Obama wants to expand the Chief Executive's power to arbitrarily murder US citizens anywhere in the world without a trial. All he has to do is say it's done in the name of fighting terrorism.

That's tyranny. No one person should have that kind of power over other human beings.

And once we've submitted to that lurch toward an authoritarian government, it can only expand. I'm no mindreader, but Obama doesn't appear to be the bloodthirsty, vindictive type. But who knows what his successors will do with this new temptation to zap enemies?

The central government is out of control. It's time to pull the plug on this overgrown obscenity.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Alvin Greene might run for president.

Still, my beating heart! There is a glimmer of hope for the Republic:

Greene, the unlikely Democratic Senate nominee in South Carolina who lost overwhelmingly to Republican Sen. Jim DeMint last week, called the state Democratic Party on Tuesday to ask how much it would cost to run for president.

“Maybe. I’ll have to see,” Greene told POLITICO when asked whether he was considering filing to run for president. He confirmed that he called the state party Tuesday to ask about the fee. The state party’s spokeswoman, Keiana Page, confirmed that someone called the party Tuesday asking about the presidential filing fee but said that the caller did not identify himself.

Will there be an Alvin Greene presidential action figure? I'll buy one!

W speaks the truth!

Here's the Evil Empire at its best:



Dylan | Myspace Video

Alan Greenspan: The Banks Robbed You

Meeting with his fellow banksters on Jekyll Island last weekend, Alan Greenspan made this frank admission:

"Things were being done that were certainly illegal and clearly criminal in certain cases. Fraud creates instability in competitive markets."

There's a video at the link. So I wonder: How much of this legalized theft can we endure?

Surprise! US willing to keep troops in Iraq


Operation 51st Star is a success! The US has had such a swell time in Iraq, it doesn't want to leave. The Offense Secretary says US troops will stay IF the puppet government asks them real nicely:

The United States is open to the idea of keeping troops in Iraq past a deadline to leave next year if Iraq asks for it, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday.

"We'll stand by," Gates said. "We're ready to have that discussion if and when they want to raise it with us."

Gates urged Iraq's squabbling political groups to reconcile after eight months of deadlock. Any request to extend the U.S. military presence in Iraq would have to come from a functioning Iraqi government. It would amend the current agreement under which U.S. troops must leave by the end of 2011.

"That initiative clearly needs to come from the Iraqis; we are open to discussing it," Gates said.

Not only will maintaining occupation forces in distant Iraq continue to drain the already sick US economy, but will incite even more Muslims to attack Americans at home and abroad. And let's not forget that in every war the US has fought, immigrants from the targeted nations followed the troops back to America.

Of course, DC sees these results as win-win.

DC's war on America, Part II

What happens when traditional America tries to preserve its traditional legal system from foreign influence? For the Feds, there's no question whose side they're on:

Last week Oklahomans overwhelmingly passed a ballot measure last week banning state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.

The measure created all sorts of legal tangles, not the least of which were questions about its constitutionality.

A lawsuit was filed and now the measure might not get much further. On Monday a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order against the amendment, which was scheduled to go into effect Tuesday.

The lawsuit was brought by Muneer Awad, head of the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, who complained that it constituted an "official disapproval of his faith."

Whatever it takes to disrupt traditional America, DC will do it. Whatever it takes.

DC's war on America, Part I

What do our handlers choose when there's a potential conflict between protecting Americans and making big business happy? When it's your security vs. corporate profits, there's not even a contest:

Despite knowing for decades that terrorists could sneak bombs onto planes, the U.S. government failed to close obvious security gaps amid pressure from shipping companies fearful tighter controls would cost too much and delay deliveries.

Intelligence officials around the world narrowly thwarted an Al Qaeda mail bomb plot last month, intercepting two explosive packages shipped from Yemen with UPS and FedEx.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Why California will stay blue

It's not a matter of getting your message out to the voters, or making the best argument. It's demographics:

While the rest of the nation went red in Tuesday's midterm elections, California emerged even bluer. What's going on?

The standard answer is that registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans, and that many decline-to-state voters lean Democratic.

But there's a more telling reason, one that promises to keep California blue for years. The state's rising numbers of new voters - newly minted immigrant voters, minorities and voters between the ages of 18 and 29 - are overwhelmingly Democratic in their preferences.

While California has not been majority white for more than a decade, its voting population has been slower to change, reflecting the time lag needed for immigrants to become citizens and register to vote, and for their children to grow to adulthood. Today, one-third of registered voters are minorities, 19 percent of whom are Latinos. Asian Americans represent 7 percent, with African Americans at 6 percent.

No wonder leftists are all for open borders. Every Third-World immigrant is another ally. And read this to see where the once-golden State is headed: California borrows $40 million a day to pay unemployment

You read that right: every DAY. How long can that go on?

Immigration vs. America

This story on a Somali sex ring operating in several American cities prompted Vox Day to make this observation about the mindless chatter we hear regarding immigration:

If you are still clinging to the notion that a mere change of geographic location is sufficient to erase thousands of years of genetic and cultural influence, you are being willfully stupid. Immigration is a disaster for every country; it's no better for the modern inhabitants of the USA than it was for the Indian tribes. It's ridiculous to assert that the Irish, Swedish, or Italian immigrants "made America great", as one has only to look at the historical homelands from whence they came as well as their voting records to realize that they destroyed the English concept of human liberty upon which the USA was originally founded.

'Arizona Style' Immigration Law Proposed in Texas

It's clear DC is gridlocked, and can do nothing to solve the immigration problem, even if it wanted to. It's up to the States to take action, and they're taking it in Texas:

Less than an hour after the period began for filing bills for consideration in the 2011 Legislative session, State Rep. Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball), a leader of the newly muscular conservatives in the Legislature, filed an 'Arizona style' measure that would crack down on illegal immigration, 1200 WOAI news reports.

Riddle says her measure is a response to what she says is the escalating violence caused by Mexican and Latin American gangs in Texas.

Look for the States to take on other problems the Feds can't or won't deal with, from monetary reform to foreign policy.

We're living in a new age, folks.

The War on Arizona

Eleven foreign governments have ganged up on Arizona for daring to secure its borders -- twelve, when you count DC.

Viral music video for independence!



This "lip dub" -- a music video with people lip-synching to music -- was made to promote the Catalan Independence movement. 5,771 people participated, which makes this a world record for a music video. The video has gone viral, with over 630,000 views in just a few days.

It's enough to make you think that secession is catching on all over the world.

The video, entitled "The Flame," is in Catalan, but it's worth watching just to experience the dazzling visuals and the utter joy of these people celebrating their historic culture and proclaiming their determination to make Catalan free. When the closing credits start, the huge crowd sings the Catalan anthem.

Now tell me -- what can the dreary conformity of multiculturalism offer compared to this?

Know hope.

Modern-Day US Secessionists: An Interactive Map

Mother Jones magazine is featuring this interactive map of ongoing secessionist movements in the US. There's the Lakotah Nation movement of American Indians demanding DC honor its treaties respecting their independence, there's the Long Island independence movement, and of course, the League of the South.

Paul: Military cuts on the table

Good for Rand Paul! DC's military spending is simply insane: We are burdened with an annual bill of $663 billion, which is 4.3% of GDP. It's time to gut this monster.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Quote of the day

"Yes, during Saddam Hussein, we were living in peace - nobody attacked us. We had human rights, we had protection from the government but now nobody protects us." Archbishop Athanasios Dawood, an Iraqi ingrate who doesn't appreciate liberation.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Quote of the day

"We thought Obama is a trained orator and skilled in the art of mass address with his continuous eye contact." An anonymous Indian official surprised that Obama needed a teleprompter

All Obama needs is a terrorist attack

Watch this video, and you'll see that's exactly what Democratic pollster Mark Penn is saying in this interview with Chris Matthews, who seems to agree that a terror attack will boost Obama's popularity.

Times are getting real strange.

Iraqi Christians Seek Autonomous Region

In light of the deadly attacks they've suffered under the crumbling Iraqi regime, it's understandable Iraqi Christians want to control their own destiny:

An organization representing Iraqi Christians today issued a call for the Iraqi government to accept the establishment of an autonomous region for the nation’s Christian minority, carving out part of the Nineveh Province and bordering Iraqi Kurdistan, the first such autonomous region.

Iraqi Christians have an ancient history but have come under growing attack since the 2003 US invasion. As many as half of the nation’s Christians are believed to have died or fled into exile. The region in question includes a large number of Iraqi Christians, but has also been singled out as a target of annexation for the Kurds.

If the Kurds deserve self-determination, so do these people. For them, it's a matter of survival.

This day in history

In 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Southern Music break

Woooo-hoooo! It's Friday, y'all! And look what I found -- here's Jerry Reed (Dixie), Glen Campbell (Dixie), and Tom Jones (Wales, but close enough!) performing "Are you from Dixie?"