Thursday, March 31, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Most American interventions come from two closely related childish fantasies: first, that one side in a tribal war is all good and the other all bad; and second, that the weaker tribe are the 'underdogs' and therefore the good guys. Just look at those two ideas and you'll see that they're a series of disasters waiting to happen." Gary Brecher, the War Nerd.

Continuing Revolution Rally

Disappointed by the lack of serious action to restrain DC's spending binge, the Tea Party Patriots plan yet another rally. Guess where?

Patriots across the nation spoke loudly last November. You voted for change. You voted for real fiscal leadership.

Unfortunately Washington doesn’t get it. President Obama and the Reid Senate continue to ignore the fiscal crisis while the House dithers around the edges of spending cuts. We need bold leadership and we need it now. IT’S TIME TO ACT. Join us on the National Mall this week to turn up the heat on entrenched Washington politicians.

SPOILER ALERT: This rally will fail, for the simple reason that the Tea Party's basic assumption is that DC is the answer to their problems -- that's why Tea Party activists will converge on DC to humbly petition their handlers to please quit squandering their money. The League of the South predicted the Tea Party movement would be betrayed by the DC politicians. It's not that we're psychic; it's because we're talking about DC politicians -- lying and betraying is what they do.

How, then, can concerned patriots hope to bring about real change? Go where real battles are being fought for what the people demand, and you'll find yourself at the local and State level. From fighting ObamaCare, to protecting gun rights, to halting illegal immigration, it's the people of the States who are getting things done while DC can't even agree on a budget. The reasons for this are simple. For one thing, DC is too divided politically, with conservative States grappling endlessly with liberal States for mythical "one-size-fits-all" legislation.

Worse, the DC bureaucracy actively opposes the reforms the people of the States so desperately need -- how else can you explain Obama siding with Mexico to oppose the people of Arizona to control the border? State initiatives not only work, they send shudders down the jellied spines of the ruling elite -- and if you don't think so, read the ruling elite's frantic denunciations of State efforts to solve the problems DC won't, and ask yourself why these efforts terrify our rulers.

Here's the entire text of a recent email from a reader:

How can we get more involved in FREEDOM?

There's no mystery here. If you want to catch fish, you head toward water, not the desert.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Exclusive: Obama authorizes secret help for Libya rebels

President Lyndon B. Obama is getting us ever deeper into the Libyan Civil War:

President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, government officials told Reuters on Wednesday.

Obama signed the order, known as a presidential "finding", within the last two or three weeks, according to government sources familiar with the matter.

But there's light at the end of the oil well ...

The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on Taxpayers

It's true -- there's actually a downside to an invasion of lawbreakers who take jobs from citizens and don't pay many taxes. It's hard to believe, but here's the argument.

Flags of the Rebellion

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Old Rebel,

The attached photo is of the entrance to my engineering consulting business in Arab, Alabama. This picture captures images of things that show where all my loyalties lie.

Crucifix – symbol of my God

Razorback – symbol of my State/alma mater

Feds out of Dixie sign – symbol of my country

You can also see a reproduction of the Louisiana Secession Ordinance (background left), a vase of magnolias, some fleur-de-lis, and on the right side wall but not viewable, are portraits of President Davis and General Lee.


Mark A Thomey, P.E.
Structural Engineering
Arab, Alabama
(256) 931-5100

No one can accuse this young man of hiding his lamp under a bushel. BTW, "Arab," Alabama is pronounced "ERrib."

Afghan Christian remains behind bars

Here's the government we're bankrupting our economy and ruining our military for:

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that an Afghan who was arrested for his conversion to Christianity remains behind bars a month after the release of Said Musa, another convert who was quietly granted asylum in Europe after an abusive nine month imprisonment. While the U.S., Italy, and others eventually pressured the Karzai government to release Musa after the case gathered international publicity, little diplomatic progress has been made to free a second Afghan Christian, Shoaib Assadullah.

Americans Less Likely to View Obama as a Strong Leader

This latest Gallup poll makes no sense. When the Speakers of Truth, that is, the corporate media, the indoctrination education industry, or government talk about a "strong leader," they're referring to a Lincoln, a Wilson, a Roosevelt -- you know, a chief exec who ignores constitutional constraints and bulldozes domestic opposition to his noble agenda.

Compare the O to the W. George W. Bush had to seek UN sanction for his invasion (it refused), and then had to make a case to the American people and Congress. He obtained an authorization to invade Iraq, which, while not exactly in compliance with our Constitution, was a diluted form of congressional approval.

But Obama launched a war DESPITE the opposition of voters, and without any kind of authorization from Congress. His he-man resolve wowed Bill Kristol, who slobbers on his keyboard over any flexing of the Empire's muscle, whatever the reason, whatever the cost.

There's your Strong Man, America. Why don't you adore him? What else does he have to do to win you over?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Contact Haley Barbour!

I think Haley Barbour's despicable statement in Monday's Quote of the Day has riled a lot of folks. Loyal Reader shadowviper has shared these two links we can use to express our opinions to Mr. Barbour:

Obama inspired Libyan rebellion

This time, Samantha Power's on to something:
White House aide Samantha Power, a former news reporter turned anti-genocide advocate, said President Obama’s two-year campaign to promote human rights helped trigger the uprising in Libya against Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s rule.

I believe her. Look at how many people Obama's inspired to stand up to tyranny in this country:

Everyone should get to vote for Temporary Dictator of the World!

Bill Ayers has never sugar-coated what he wants. His ideological agenda is as direct and honest as it is brutal (see here, for example).

So his idea that everyone in the world should get to vote for US president makes perfect sense -- that is, IF you accept his premises.

Obama finds his inner Neocon

Perpetual war and mayhem continue to be official DC policy, and damn the consequences, such as increased risk of terrorism and spiralling debt. The US will not keep its nose out of other people's business, and it just can't help it.

That's exactly what Obama said last night in his totally unconvincing speech:

The US will intervene when it can and when massacres loom, Obama said. The responsibility of world leadership calls for no less, according to the president.

“Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different,” said Obama.

Pointing to this statement, Duke University political science professor Peter Feaver said, “That is a fairly artful embrace of American exceptionalism and of the doctrine of preemption.”

So the US is recklessly wasting borrowed money to fight a war which even its Secretary of Defense admits is not in our interest, which supports "rebels" whose allegiance is to al-Qaeda, and which Americans did not want to get involved in. Obama all but admits he cynically used the UN resolution to protect Libyan civilians as a cover to interject the US into yet another war -- and we sit by passively and accept this?

And now our handlers want to expand the war by arming the rebels. That settles it -- insanity is now the real guiding principle of the collapsing DC Empire. "American Exceptionalism" means that the US, unlike other nations, pursues self-immolation as a moral imperative. As Denis McDonough, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, told reporters on Monday, "We don’t make decisions about questions like intervention based on consistency or precedent." Amen to that.

Besides, if a blood-crazed chickenhawk like Bill Kristol is happy with Obama's policy, then you know it's a terrible idea.

China 'to overtake US on science' in two years

Here they come:

China is on course to overtake the US in scientific output possibly as soon as 2013 - far earlier than expected. That is the conclusion of a major new study by the Royal Society, the UK's national science academy.

The country that invented the compass, gunpowder, paper and printing is set for a globally important comeback.

An analysis of published research - one of the key measures of scientific effort - reveals an "especially striking" rise by Chinese science. The study, Knowledge, Networks and Nations, charts the challenge to the traditional dominance of the United States, Europe and Japan.

If the Chinese are so smart, as indicated by the best-seller, "IQ and the Wealth of Nations," what kept them down so long? Answer: the murderous, anti-human ideology of communism.

But that raises another question: Why is the US now sliding? Answer: the anti-human ideology of multiculturalism, which is more concerned with imposing an artificial equality among different peoples, in schools and in fire departments, than pursuing excellence.

Mike Tuggle's Interview with Daryle Lamont Jenkins

The founder and head of the antifa One People's Project published the online interview I conducted with him as part of the research for my TakiMag article. He agrees it presents a fair summary of his beliefs, though he claims there's a "right-wing slant" that he "knew was going to be there." I'll leave that for the readers to judge. If you haven't seen that article yet, be sure to check it out! (It sure would be nice to see it in the "Most Popular" list!)

Here are Mr. Jenkins' observations:

We never have a problem talking with right-wing journalists, even if they are on that fringe right. [?!?] So when a writer whose byline we have seen amongst the paleoconservative cirles in the past contacted us, it was no big deal. Hell, it was actually a welcome change to see that there at least one conservative out there with enough of a backbone that he wasn't trying to run away or hide from us! So if anyone came across an article on some of the more racist websites titled "The Antifa Fad: Totalitarian Anti-Fascism" that's why you saw DLJ being quoted in it. To be honest, we don't have an issue with the article, aside from the right wing slant that we knew was going to be there. We don't think there is anything to hide, nor do we say anything that we wouldn't want repeated.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Quote of the day

"Slavery was the primary, central, cause of secession. The Civil War was necessary to bring about the abolition of slavery. Abolishing slavery was morally imperative and necessary, and it’s regrettable that it took the Civil War to do it. But it did." Haley Barbour, quisling

Do as I say, not as I'd do

When an outraged people finally confront their self-serving rulers and demand economic and political reform, U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates urges other governments to turn the other cheek:

"I would say that what the Syrian government is confronting is in fact the same challenge that faces so many governments across the region, and that is the unmet political and economic grievances of their people," Gates said during a visit to Israel.

"Some of them are dealing with it better than others. I've just come from Egypt, where the Egyptian army stood on the sidelines and allowed people to demonstrate and in fact empowered a revolution. The Syrians might take a lesson from that," he told reporters.

In other words, when people get fed up with a ruling elite that robs from them, openly demonizes them, and is openly trying to replace them with a more compliant population, that elite should resist the Lincolnian temptation to pound its people into submission. Far better that its armed forces refuse to turn against the very people they're sworn to protect.

So when will Robert Gates do some recruiting ads for the Oath Keepers, whose members promise they will NOT comply with illegal orders to blockade, disarm, or impose martial law upon the American people?

The Failure of Multiculturalism and How to Turn the Tide

Geert Wilders spells out the truths that nearly everyone knows but few are willing to admit -- after all, this is heresy against the ruling elite's official multicult ideology:

The multicultural society has undermined this rule of common sense and decency. The multicultural society tells the newcomers who settle in our cities and villages: You are free to behave contrary to our norms and values. Because your norms and values are just as good, perhaps even better, than ours.

It is, indeed, appropriate to discuss these matters here in Rome, because the history of Rome also serves as a warning.

Will Durant, the famous 20th century American historian, wrote that “A great civilization cannot be destroyed from outside if it has not already destroyed itself from within.” This is exactly what happened here, in Rome, 16 centuries ago.

Brave words, and all true. However, I disagree with Mr. Wilders' "solution," to Westernize Third-Worlders as they step off the boat. He couldn't be more wrong. Step One is to stop the boats. Until we halt the flow of Third-World colonizers, Western Civilization will continue its slow-motion suicide.

It's not just your computer that's snitching on you

Your cell phone is, too.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Up to 500,000 protestors attend anti-cuts demo

Anarchists and communists roiled London Saturday, violently protesting budget cuts. Why worry about what happens in Britain? Well, we're facing similar opposition to austerity measures in this country. Plus, we have a growing movement in this country of pampered, self-righteous radicals who not only think they're entitled to wealth created by others, but believe their ideology is so noble, they can and should force others to submit to it.

I think the following video captures the essence of these protestors. See if you agree:

Quote of the day

"Empire loves 'regime change.' Tell the people that X, ruling over country Y — which few can find on the map, and fewer still have any knowledge of — is an evil dictator, Hitler of our time, killing his own people who want nothing but peace and democracy (i.e. to be like Americans), and the war is on. No one stops to think that killing the people of Y to 'liberate' them from being killed by X defies all logic." Nebojsa Malic

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Jihadis who fought U.S. in Iraq, Afghanistan now enjoy American support in Libya

When a dying Empire's foreign policy is run by madmen, madness results. For example:

Evidence is emerging that United States forces are waging war in Libya on behalf of rebels whose ranks include jihadis who fought against the U.S. in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Britain's Daily Telegraph reports that Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, a leader of U.S.-supported rebel forces in the fighting around Adjabiya, went to Afghanistan in 2002 to fight against the "foreign invasion" -- that is, U.S. troops who invaded Afghanistan in retaliation for the September 11 attacks.

Whose side are we on? Not ours, that's for sure.

Quote of the day

"A multiracial society could also become a 'multiracist' society." Alain Finkielkraut, French philosopher.

Another aftershock

What could go wrong if the US depends on Japanese loans? Well, there's this:

Some lawmakers and market analysts are expressing rising concerns that a demand for capital by earthquake-ravaged Japan could lead it to sell off some of its huge holdings of U.S.-issued debt, leaving the federal government in an even tighter financial pinch.

U.S. Considers More Firepower in Libya

Good grief. Here we go ...

Southern Lawmakers Focus on Illegal Immigrants

Of course Southern States are proposing the most aggressive measures against the floodtide of illegal aliens -- the South is still the most distinctive culture in the US, and thus has something to preserve.

This is a New York Times article, so it's supposed to be a slam against the South. And of course, the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is rabidly anti-Southern, is against these and any other proposals to enforce border security. So if you had any doubt about what these legislators were endorsing, now you know it must be good.

Let your local legislator know how you feel!

This day in history

In 1971, East Pakistan proclaimed its independence, taking the name Bangladesh.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Why I Am Not a Neo-Conservative

Whoa. David Horowitz, not a favorite of this blog, makes a remarkable confession about the Neocon Wars and the notion of "spreading democracy":

The reality is that a totalitarian Islam is the vibrant and increasingly dominant movement in the Arab world. Any elections likely to take place will be on the order of one man, one vote, one time. Neo-conservatives are now cheering on the Obama administration’s reckless intervention in Libya, as though the past ten years have taught them nothing. The nation building effort in Iraq led to a squandering of American resources and a weakening of American power.

I'm still blinking in shock. If reality can blast its way through David Horowitz' ideological blinders, there's hope for just about anyone.

Hat tip to Americaneocon!

The Terrorist Consequences of the Libyan Intervention

I wish Obama had thought about the bounceback potential of launching his illegal war against Libya. Clearly, Muslims in the US might be motivated to retaliate. It's happened here before.

Nations that have participated in DC's wars of aggression, situated even closer to the Middle East, have suffered even more. Spain joined W's invasion of Iraq, and a year later, the Madrid bombings killed 191 civilians. In 2005, 52 people died at the hands of Muslim terrorists angered by Britain's participation in the Iraq invasion.

See the pattern? No domestic terrorism. Bomb some Muslims in the Middle East, and what do you get? Domestic terrorism. They don't hate us for our wonderfulness. They hate us for our intervention in their countries.

Then there's the distinct possibility Qaddafi could send his minions to attack Americans all over the world -- including here. Hey, if future Democrats Mexicans can slip past our laughably inadequate border patrols daily -- even after being caught and deported numerous times -- there's no doubt State-sponsored special forces could do the same.

But here's something we hadn't considered, and it's even spookier:

Finally, we should remember that anything done to Qaddafi is being done to someone who had given up terrorism. Much has been said about what lessons other authoritarian regimes in the region will draw if the Libyan ruler is allowed to use force to stay in power. We also should think about the lessons that will be drawn if someone who gave up not only terrorism but also his unconventional weapons programs in return for normal relations and acceptance in the international community is made a target for regime change.

Still feel like cheering Obama's War?

California Site for 'Maternity Tourists' Shut Down

Here's the latest example of the insanity that's eroding this country. California authorities have shuttered a townhouse where, for a small fee, Chinese women could give birth to their anchor babies.

In the video, a neighbor says she and others noticed the unusual number of "pregnant womens" hovering around the area, and finally contacted the authorities.

No one is crazy enough to argue that this is what Congress had in mind when it rammed through the 14th amendment -- well, no one but Ruben Navarrette.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Iowa terror drill portrays immigration foes as killers

Here's the latest evidence that the United States of America is a dying nation -- the greatest enemy of the regime is its traditional population:

Foes of illegal immigration are up in arms over plans for a weekend disaster exercise in western Iowa with a fictitious scenario in which white supremacists shoot dozens of people amid rising tensions involving racial minorities and illegal immigrants. ...

Tim Albrecht, a spokesman for Gov. Terry Branstad, said the plans for Saturday's event are a local decision using federal funds. "The governor's office is not involved with this exercise," he added. Officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., didn't immediately respond today to a request for comment.

Who's the enemy of post-American America? Obviously, it's those old-time Americans. The colonizers from Latin America are the good guys. Consider this quote: "California is going to be a Hispanic state. Anyone who doesn't like it should leave. Every constitutional office in California is going to be held by Hispanics in the next 20 years." Now the person who made that threat IS NOT A PROBLEM. The only problem is anyone who objects to the Latinization of America.

I wonder who's behind the demonization of American patriots who don't want their country overrun by invaders?

Returning Obama locked out of White House

Oopsies! But this doesn't change the fact that these people can run our lives better than we could.

Thanks to Loyal Reader Dutchy for the link!

Quote of the day

"The Obama administration again demonstrates that while presidents come and go, the permanent regime rumbles on. Woe to anyone who gets in its way." Sheldon Richman

The Antifa Fad: Totalitarian Anti-Fascism

"Antifa" protesters bristle as they watch Jared Taylor hold a news conference in Charlotte, NC. An undercover cop, dressed in a leather jacket and baseball cap, stands ready.

Here's my TakiMag article on an under-reported phenomenon, the antifa movement. It grew out of the punk rock scene, but is more reminiscent of Mussolini's Black Shirts - hence the title.

If you're not reading TakiMag, you're missing out on some of the most lively, entertaining articles on the web!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

No Rally 'Round the Flag Effect on Libya Airstrikes

We, the People, are fed up with the Feds. We've had enough of their lying, their cynical manipulation, and their outright theft. In the past, when our temperatures started to rise, a nice little war would distract us from our REAL enemies, and we'd aim our outrage at the scapegoats our handlers had selected for us.

But it's not working anymore. This Gallup poll reveals there's little of the usual "rally 'round the flag" effect in reaction to Obomba's Obama's unconstitutional and cowardly attack on Libya:

The 47% of Americans approving of the action against Libya is lower than what Gallup has found when asking about approval of other U.S. military campaigns in the past four decades.

Americans showed the highest level of support for the 2001 military action in Afghanistan that was a response to the 9/11 terror attacks. Americans also widely supported U.S. airstrikes against Iraq in 1993 and the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Support for the current involvement in Libya is also much lower than support for U.S. airstrikes against Libya in 1986 in response to the Libyan bombing of a German nightclub that killed two American servicemen.

The "rally 'round the flag" strategem is an old trick that once worked like a charm. For example, look how successful George W. Bush was in his use of 9/11. He picked Saddam Hussein as the target for the Empire's collective two-minute hate. The new authority and prestige that resulted were quickly translated into the USA Patriot Act, which gave DC wonderful new powers to police and subdue its citizens, as well as other Federal power grabs, including the Prescription Drug Plan. And Bush came dangerously close to ramming through his beloved amnesty for illegal aliens.

As Steve Walt has warned, the neocon-liberal alliance is powerful. But this latest poll shouts loud and clear that more Americans have seen that that power is based on pure fraud. The party is just about over. Good riddance.

This day in history

In 1775, Patrick Henry declared "Give me liberty, or give me death."

I wonder what that cagey anti-Federalist would say about the mess we're in today?

Quote of the day

"If he gives authorization to war... without Congressional approval, I will make it my business to impeach him!" Joe Biden, defender of the Constitution

Debate delayed over pardon of impeached Reconstruction governor

From WJTV:

The Senate postponed debate on a resolution to pardon a Reconstruction-era governor on the 140th anniversary of the chamber's political ancestors convicting him of impeachment articles and removing him from office. Debate was delayed by at least a day as senators received on their desks a document citing historical criticisms about Republican Gov. William Holden from his day and in the early 20th century. It's unclear who passed out the document. Holden became the first governor removed from office in the United States on March 22, 1871.

The Raleigh News and Observer printed this letter to the editor which reminded legislators of Holden's actual character and history:

The process of the General Assembly to pardon impeached former governor W.W. Holden must be immediately halted. Senate Bill 256 clearly shows Holden's record has not been thoroughly examined.

Prior to becoming governor, he was the head of the violent and lawless Union League. The League preceded the Klan in acts of terrorism. It was comprised almost entirely of 80,000 blacks who had been taught by carpetbaggers and Holden's Radical Republicans to hate and commit violence against whites. Theft, beatings, murder and arson were rampant across the state. When Holden refused to exercise his authority to stop the League, the Klan rose to the people's defense. Holden bears responsibility for the carnage that followed.

Particularly nefarious was his handling of difficulties in Alamance and Caswell counties. Declaring them in rebellion, Holden hired and armed 670 ruffians and placed them under the command of a hated and villainous Tennessean named George Kirk. What followed is called the Reign of Terror and the Kirk-Holden War.

Let's hear it for grass-roots historical activism!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A foolish and unconstitutional war

The always formidable Pat Buchanan skewers the chickenhawks and pro-war, any-war cheerleaders who support the illegal and brain-dead invasion of Libya -- but he saves his best shots for President Soetoro. But this cool ending will make you think -- and make you recall yesterday's Quote of the Day:

Well, when the South fired on Fort Sumter, killing no one, Abraham Lincoln blockaded every Southern port, sent Gen. Sherman to burn Atlanta and pillage Georgia and South Carolina, and Gen. Sheridan to ravage the Shenandoah. He locked up editors and shut down legislatures and fought a four-year war of reconquest that killed 620,000 Americans – a few more than have died in Gadhafi's four-week war.

Good thing we didn't have an "international community" back then.

The Royal Navy would have been bombarding Lincoln's America.

Thanks to Loyal Reader Jeff for the heads up!

Big Brother is really watching !

A reader sent this email and link:

Here's how the world looks to Big Brother. Double click on any area in this picture to bring the person closer. Or, just click the mouse and use the mouse wheel to bring them closer.

This is a photograph of 2009 Obama Inauguration. You can see IN FOCUS the face of EACH individual in the crowd !!!

The focus adjusts to give you a very identifiable close up. The picture was taken with a robotic 1474 megapixel camera (295 times the standard 5 megapixel camera). Every one attending could be scanned after the event, should something have gone wrong during it.

Women for War

Who pushed Obama into attacking Libya? The DC Valkyries:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and the influential Office of Multilateral and Human Rights Director Samantha Power to argue for airstrikes against Libya. Their advice triggered an abrupt shift in U.S. policy, overturning more cautious administrations' counselors.

To paraphrase General Sherman, "War is Hillary."

Quote of the day

"Liberal interventionists are just ‘kinder, gentler' neocons, and neocons are just liberal interventionists on steroids." Stephen Walt

Read the whole thing -- Walt gives us a vivid demonstration of the relationship between domestic and foreign interventionism, how each leads to the other, and how both pump up the central government and the parasites that run it.

A Proud ‘Lobbyist’ and ‘Southerner’ Weighs ‘President’

Haley Barbour is just the kind of "Southerner" the Establishment smiles upon. He piled up quite a fortune working as a lobbyist, including a gig for the Mexican government to help push through amnesty for illegal aliens. Yep -- a true son of the South.

Our handlers hope Barbour can channel the outrage many Southerners feel these days into supporting the government that's all but declared war on them. Will this old trick work again? Stay tuned!

Missing the point

Obama's unconstitutional assault on Libya is so imperial, so financially and politically reckless, that even the liberals in his own party -- supposedly his rock-solid base -- are opposing him. Dennis Kucinich has gone so far as to claim that Obama's actions constitute an "impeachable offense."

Given the leftists' goal of increasing the power of the central government in order to impose their unnatual agenda, it's no wonder socialists back intervention at home and abroad. That's why our worst wars have been launched by "progressives," including Lincoln, Wilson, and Roosevelt. Those wars gave the central government the power to pass measures impossible to implement during peacetime.

So where's the conservative opposition to Obama's latest power grab? What about the Tea Party, which took to the streets and noisily proclaimed its undying resistance to ObamaCare, as well as all of his big-government schemes?

Sadly, what's left of the conservative resistance has once again allowed itself to be corralled into cheering on its own demise. As Slate reports, "But 73 percent of Tea Partiers and 78 percent of Republicans support the NFZ [no fly zone] -- they're by far the biggest supporters of the strategy." Like all other wars, this one will expand the debt, enhance the power and prestige of the central government, and further justify DC's surveillance of Americans.

As the League of the South has been warning for years, single-issue politics is a dead-end street. Independence alone offers the only consistent goal for resisting an out-of-control central government and restoring our traditional liberties. Anything short of that is a de facto surrender to our handlers' agenda, which will end with a Third-World banana republic in place of the country that once was ours.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Keep Rebellion Alive!

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Joe Biden: ‘Framers Intended to Grant Congress Power to Initiate All Hostilities, Even Limited Wars’

This is precious:

After studying the constitutional language governing the use of military force and the debates that the Framers had on the issue, Joe Biden determined that the Founding Fathers had vested the power to authorize even the limited use of military force in the Congress not the president---unless it was necessary for the president to act swiftly to repel an attack on the United States or to rescue U.S. citizens.

Biden derided the opposite position—that the president could use military force without congressional authorization—as a “monarchist” view of presidential power.

That was in 1998, however, when Biden was in the Senate.

Today, Biden serves as vice president to a commander in chief who has just committed the U.S. military to an action in Libya that was authorized by the U.N. Security Council but was never even so much as debated in the U.S. Congress let alone put to a vote.

Read the whole thing. You'll want to savor the entire article!

Bernanke is a domestic terrorist

If this man is a domestic terrorist for "undermining the currency," then Bernanke definitely is!

Repeal the Patriot Act!

From the Downsizer Dispatch:

The FBI already had powerful tools to combat terrorism before the Patriot Act. The FISA court would allow the FBI to obtain records of suspected terrorists from motels, car rental agencies, storage facilities, and similar businesses.

But the Patriot Act's Section 215 dangerously broadens this power. Now, the FBI can . . .

* Merely claim, without providing ANY evidence, that the information it seeks is "relevant" to a terrorism investigation
* Acquire personal information on anyone, including U.S. citizens not suspected of terrorism (or any other crime)
* "Gag" institutions and businesses so they can't tell people they are being investigated
* Obtain even the most private information, such as emails, medical records, library history, and gun purchase forms

Section 215 violates not only the Fourth Amendment, but also the First and Second Amendments. The federal government has no business knowing what I read or how many guns I own.

The Justice Department's own Inspector General has found that the FBI uses Section 215 powers tens of thousands of times per year, mostly targeted at innocent Americans.

This makes me suspect that the real purpose of Section 215 isn't to protect me, but instead to allow the FBI to spy on, intimidate, and blackmail people it doesn't like, just as it did in the J. Edgar Hoover days.

If you don't want to be compared to J. Edgar, then don't allow the FBI the power to invade the privacy of innocent Americans. Oppose renewal of Section 215. Instead, repeal the Patriot Act!

You can send your letter using's Educate the Powerful System.

Latino population approaching that of whites in California, census data show

From the Los Angeles Times:

The U.S. Census Bureau figures released Tuesday show that over the last decade, the percentage of Latinos has approached parity with non-Hispanic whites — 37.6% to 40.1%, with Asians at 12.8% and blacks at 5.8%.

That's good news for California, since diversity makes communities more vibrant and creative, and therefore better equipped to thrive in a global economy. Just check out this story about how California's demographic revolution has boosted that State's economy.

And we're importing our share of diversity here in Charlotte, too. This story from the Charlotte Observer proclaims the glorious news that whites are now in the minority. Oddly, reader responses to the story must not have been as positive as expected, because the following notice was posted by the editors:

"Comments have been disabled because of repeated violations of site policies. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views."

Guess some folks don't recognize good news when they see it.

Quote of the day

"Damn, where was the international coalition in 1861?" Loyal Reader Steve K.

Buffett says Japan quake a 'buying opportunity'

Yes, the globalist elite are different -- we see a human tragedy, but billionaire Warren Buffett sees a buying opportunity.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Quote of the day

"Every Iranian I ever met can give you every detail about the coup that overthrew Mossadegh, like any red-blooded Southerner can give you the starting lineup for Pickett’s Charge." The War Nerd

Another amazing piece of irreverent, insightful, and brilliantly written analysis by the War Nerd. You'll want to read the whole thing!

The shape of things to come

In post-American America, "terrorism" is a term that's even more flexible -- and thus handier -- than "racism." Look what it means here in North Carolina:

Bernard von NotHaus was convicted Friday at the conclusion of an eight-day trial in U.S. District Court in Statesville. The jury deliberated less than two hours, according to the Department of Justice. ...

“Attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism,” U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins said. “While these forms of anti-government activities do not involve violence, they are every bit as insidious and represent a clear and present danger to the economic stability of this country.”

If coining a medium of exchange for a voluntary barter system is domestic terrorism, surely speech advocating such a system qualifies as well. Which raises an interesting question: What can the Feds do to stop the advancement of activities it considers a variety of domestic terrorism?

Recently released legal opinions from the Department of Justice provide an answer:

"[W]e examine the consequences of assuming that the Fourth Amendment applies to domestic military operations against terrorists. Even if such were the case, we believe that the courts would not generally require a warrant, at least when the action was authorized by the President or other high executive branch official.

Which means: Any act the president authorizes IN THE NAME of fighting "domestic terrorism" is legal. No warrant, no probable cause, no Fourth Amendment -- no problem.

How many out there still feel okey-dokey with the dictatorial powers George W. Bush assumed now that they're in the hands of Barack Hussein Obama?

Thanks to loyal reader Buckeye Copperhead for the heads up!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

This day in history

In 2003, US forces attacked Baghdad, beginning the Iraq War, which is ongoing.

DC celebrated the anniversary today by attacking Libya. This time, there wasn't even a Congressional resolution to give the attack the appearance of legality.

U.S. Launches Cruise Missiles Against Qaddafi's Air Defenses

The Evil Empire has launched yet another illegal war:

The U.S. Navy fires the first U.S. Tomahawk cruise missiles against Libyan leader's Muammar al-Qaddafi's air defenses Saturday, a military source tells Fox News.

Where does Obama think he got the authorization to launch this attack? Like George W. Bush, Obama pretties up his illegal acts with piles of self-congratulatory double-talk:

"Our consensus was strong, and our resolve is clear. The people of Libya must be protected, and in the absence of an immediate end to the violence against civilians our coalition is prepared to act, and to act with urgency," President Barack Obama said in Brasilia, Brazil, on the first day of a three-country Latin American tour.

I suppose the people of Libya are more important than the people of Yemen and Bahrain, whose governments are killing them, too -- but the US Fifth Fleet is stationed in Bahrain, and President Saleh of Yemen is a US puppet, so don't expect DC to do anything about those dictators. Some dictators are better than others.

An overwhelming majority of Americans are opposed to US intervention in Libya -- but then, our betters in DC ignore us on other issues, such as illegal immigration.

Isn't it wonderful to live in a peaceful democracy?

Afghan chief accused of campaign of terror is on US payroll

Yes, DC's that stupid.

I'm sure its intelligence services are staffed with bright folks, but the Empire's bureaucracy is so overgrown, it's just out of control.

Quote of the day

“While Obama is vulnerable to becoming the first one-term president in more than 20 years, the Republicans are perfectly capable of screwing it up and nominating some non-entity like Mitt Romney as their candidate. And the endless war and endless recession Obama presides over will continue.” Niagara Falls Reporter, Op-Ed 18 March 2011

Or the half-governor, Sarah Palin.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tax Dollars Go To Fund La Raza

Yes, we're forced to pay for own own displacement.

Eight Out of Ten Illegal Aliens Apprehended in 2010 Never Prosecuted, Says Border Congressman

Of course the larger problem is that our bleeding border isn't an oversight on DC's part, but official policy that both establishment parties support.

Quote of the day

"Traditionally, the foreign policy elites of declining empires have never accepted the need to retrench overseas before it was too late. The U.S. establishment hasn’t either." Ivan Eland

The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Department of Homeland Security

Tom DeWeese, President of the American Policy Center, relates the various ways the Southern Poverty Law Center threatens freedom:

My name is Tom DeWeese, President of the American Policy Center, and according to the Southern Poverty Law Center I am a right wing extremist, a racist and a potentially violent terrorist. ...

Now why do I care what this private organization, with its own political agenda, says about me?

Because the Southern Poverty Law Center has direct ties to the Department of Homeland Security, helping to write official DHS policy that may affect my life, my freedom, my ability to travel and my ability to speak out.

Read the whole thing.

And that's exactly what the SPLC is all about, delegitimizing dissent. How do Dees & Co. make their case? With the flimsiest of arguments: Any murmur of protest against the floodtide of illegal immigration leads to hate crimes against Latinos. Therefore, to oppose La Raza's agenda is the same thing as advocating violence.

The SPLC ignores actual threats of violence on the left. Check out the photoon one antifa web site published against Jared Taylor after Taylor's American Renaissance conference was cancelled:

Get the message? Anyone who wants existing immigration laws enforced is a Nazi who deserves to be murdered.

Anyone see any possible problems with that?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

UN Set To Impose "No Fly Zone" Over Libya

As the man said, "Let the bombing begin." We could always use another little war.

Quote of the day

"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them." Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

Thanks to Joseph for the quote!

St. Patrick's Day

Here's a tribute to the South's Anglo-Celtic heritage: Song for the Irish Brigade.

The Irish green shall again be seen
as our Irish fathers bore it,
A burning wind from the South behind,
and the Yankee rout before it!
O'Neil's red hand shall purge the land-
Rain a fire on men and cattle,
Till the Lincoln snakes in their own cold lakes
Plunge from the blaze of battle.

Affirmative-action vs. FDNY

What's more important, abstract, absolute equality, or public safety? The answer depends on where you live. For example, if you're home and dry in distant DC, it's fun to dictate to the rest of the country how it should run its fire departments. Not enough minorities passing fire academy exams? Simple: Lower the grade required for passing. But if your life could depend on the quality of the firefighters in your home town, you MIGHT have a non-egalitarian outlook. That's the case in New York City:

Public safety is non-negotiable. That’s the message signaled Tuesday by lawyers defending the Big Apple's fire department from race-based bullying by the U.S. Justice Department.

Justice is trying to make the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) hire more minorities even though FDNY has taken extraordinary steps to recruit in black and Hispanic communities. The Obama administration, still unsatisfied, ramped up the pressure by demanding admissions quotas for interim hires and extremely low standards on fire-academy entrance exams.

As in Arizona, the local government is resisting the Federal government's harmful intrusion into its affairs. Good for New York! As Thomas Jefferson once said, "The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive."

Arizona Seeks Friends to Fight Feds

The growing chasm between the people and the central government makes alliances between the States inevitable:

Legislators in Arizona are reaching out to other state governments in the region to form partnerships against the federal government and its ever-expanding array of unconstitutional dictates on everything from ObamaCare to environmental matters, media reports explained. The problem with the idea, according to analysts, is that the federal government itself will need to sign off on the deals before they can take effect.

The approach being pursued by Arizona, known as the formation of “interstate compacts,” involves creating alliances between two or more states for a variety of purposes. In Arizona’s case, one of the proposals being considered would see states creating and maintaining a fence along the border with Mexico. Another would allow participating state governments to deal with health-care issues without federal intrusion.

Time for a new Confederacy?

Jesse Jackson and the Confederate Agenda

League of the South Statement:

Jesse Jackson accused Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker of having a "Confederate agenda" in his recent dealings with labor unions and the State budget crisis.

The League of the South calls upon Mr. Jackson to define what he means by a "Confederate agenda," beyond general accusations of anti-labor, anti-civil rights, anti-voting rights, and pro-States Rights sentiments.

"It is clear," said League President Michael Hill, "that Jesse Jackson loves centralized power as long as it benefits him and his liberal constituency. We see that as a "Union agenda" in more ways than one. If by a Confederate agenda, he means a belief in local self-government, the rule of a fundamental law, State right-to-work laws, free markets, and the consent of the governed, then we proudly claim such a position. And we hope that a northern Governor like Scott Walker will continue to see the wisdom of doing the same."

The League of the South challenges Jesse Jackson to debate this issue at a time and place convenient both to him and to us.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

U.S. Debt Jumped $72 Billion Same Day U.S. House Voted to Cut Spending $6 Billion

The imperial death spiral accelerates:
The national debt jumped by $72 billion on Tuesday even as the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution to fund the government for just three weeks that will cut $6 billion from government spending.

If Congress were to cut $6 billion every three weeks for the next 36 weeks, it would manage to save between now and late November as much money as the Treasury added to the nation’s net debt during just the business hours of Tuesday, March 15.

Ever get the feeling this country is not only doomed, but clueless? Stories like this make me feel that way.

Jack Hunter Goes to Washington

Remember the Southern Avenger? An old friend hits the big time:

In the four years since being pushed out of the nest, Hunter has gone from being a 96 Wave commentator who wore a luchador mask with a Confederate flag on it to a regular personality on Michael Savage's nationally syndicated show and a fill-in host for Sirius Radio's Mike Church. He's also taken his weekly column in the City Paper and his Southern Avenger videos and parleyed them into gigs with magazines like Pat Buchanan's The American Conservative as well as national websites.

Now, Hunter is doing press for a potentially career-changing opportunity: co-authoring the first book from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), The Tea Party Goes to Washington. The book is one-part campaign trail chronicle and three-parts Tea Party road map.

And we knew him when ...

Quote of the day

"Sure, it's definitely got some scars. But I've never had an issue with it. To me it just represents pride in Southern rock 'n' roll music, plus it just looks cool." Kid Rock, on the Confederate Battleflag.

DixieBroadcasting Gets a Brand New Facelift!

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North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial

You don't want to miss the new material on the North Carolina War Between The States Sesquincentennial web site. Check it out!

Arizona’s lace-curtain secessionists

The Hill's political blog credits the League of the South for the growing interest in State secession from a malevolent, corrupt, and bankrupt Empire:

First I heard about ideas like this when driving through Chapel Hill, N.C., 15 years ago and listening to a radio interview with Dr. J. Michael Hill, writer and founder of The League of the South, a secessionist organization that seeks through democratic and non-violent means a “free and independent Southern republic.”

The author notes the reasons more people are interested in secession, including the central government's brutal and illegal wars, as well as its assault on American liberty. He quotes Paul Starobin, author of After America: Narratives for the Next Global Age: “Picture an America that is run not, as now, by a top-heavy Washington autocracy but, in freewheeling style, by an assemblage of largely autonomous regional republics reflecting the eclectic economic and cultural character of the society.”

Oh, but we have. We have. Know hope.

Historian has new take on Civil War

I'm no fan of historian David Goldfield, but his latest book is clearly better than his past efforts. Instead of toeing the party line that the WBTS was a glorious war of liberation, he portrays it as the nation's greatest failure. He has a point, though he still misses the heart of the matter:

In his new book, "America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation" (Bloomsbury; $35), Goldfield describes the war not as a triumph of freedom but as America's biggest failure - a conflict that cost 620,000 American lives, the equivalent in today's population of 10 million people.

"The question I want readers to ask is, 'Was this necessary?'" Goldfield says. ...

"We've grown up thinking the war saved the Union and liberated 4 million human beings and it was good. I'm saying the results weren't as clear cut and there may have been a better way to achieve those results."

Publishers Weekly says that Goldfield "courts controversy by shifting more responsibility for the conflict to the activist North and away from intransigent slaveholders." Still, the review says, "he presents a superb, stylishly written historical synthesis that insightfully foregrounds ideology, faith and public mood."

The War of Northern Aggression was just another instance of the centralizing trend of the late nineteenth century. Prussia fought three wars to forge the German Empire, Piedmont-Sardinia waged war on its Italian neighbors to form the Kingdom of Italy, and Japan centralized power around the emperor. Lincoln managed to centralize the former Republic of Republics under the domination of New England industrialists and the central government. The WBTS, like all wars, was about power, not liberation.

Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans say Afghan war isn’t worth fighting

The number one job of Temporary Dictator is to stoke the war machine's fires for the benefit of the military-industrial complex -- and he can't do that if the serfs who pay for this monstrosity aren't willing. So Obama's job just got a little harder:

Nearly two-thirds of Americans now say the war in Afghanistan is no longer worth fighting, the highest proportion yet opposed to the conflict, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The Post-ABC News poll results come as Gen. David H. Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, prepares to testify before Congress on Tuesday about the course of the war. He is expected to face tough questioning about a conflict that is increasingly unpopular among a broad cross section of Americans.

Just the cost of propping up the hopeless and corrupt Afghan security forces is $11 billion this year alone. That'll cost us another $12 billion next year. And the monthly cost of DC's overall operations in Afghanistan is over $6 billion.

Can you think of a better use of that money?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Let Cyrenaica secede!

Here's some historical insight into the recent events in Libya. The civil war is shaping up as a war for independence, and for good reason.

Texans Want Alamo Battle Flag Returned

That's a great idea: Make the Mexicans return a battle flag they took from the Battle of the Alamo. But while you're at it, demand they return Texas, too.

Confidence in U.S. Govt Drops to 35-Year Low

I keep seeing polls like this and keep wondering how much the American people can take:

Confidence in the U.S. system of government has dropped to a new low in more than 35 years, with public attitudes burdened by continued economic discontent, soaring gasoline prices, record opposition to the war in Afghanistan -- and a letdown in hopes for political progress after a bout of bipartisanship last fall.

Only 26 percent of Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say they're optimistic about "our system of government and how well it works," down 7 points since October to the fewest in surveys dating to 1974. Almost as many, 23 percent, are pessimistic, the closest these measures ever have come. The rest, a record high, are "uncertain" about the system.

Every day the bucket goes to the well. One day the bottom will drop out.

Orderly disaster reaction in line with deep cultural roots

Numerous commentators have marvelled at the stoic, orderly response of the Japanese people to the horrendous disasters that have hit them. In spite of class divisions, they have maintained social harmony even while scrambling to survive. What's their secret?

Maybe the "secret" is in what they DON'T have:
Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam -- famous for "Bowling Alone," his 2000 book on declining civic engagement -- has found that the greater the diversity in a community, the fewer people vote and the less they volunteer, the less they give to charity and work on community projects. In the most diverse communities, neighbors trust one another about half as much as they do in the most homogenous settings. The study, the largest ever on civic engagement in America, found that virtually all measures of civic health are lower in more diverse settings.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Lawmaker labeling a badge of honor?

The SPLC did three Oklahoma immigration reformers a huge favor by calling them "extremists." As this editorial observes, "an obvious bid to silence someone with whom you disagree" backfired. Ha!

How about another war?

Now let's see -- we've already tossed over 5,500 American troops into the Afghan and Iraqi meat grinders, killing tens of thousands of innocent people in the process, while running up a $3 trillion debt, and with no gains in national security.

So what do we do? Why, we take another hit of Kristol Meth, that's what:

Bill Kristol: "I think at this point you probably have to do more than a no fly zone. You probably have to tell Qaddafi he has to stop his movement east and that we are going to use assets to stop him from slaughtering people as he moves east across the country. We might take out his ships in the Mediterranean. We might take out tanks and artillery."

Who would be insane enough to agree with the thorougly discredited Bill Kristol, the Charlie Sheen of Neoconville?

Oh. Sorry I asked.

From memeorandom.

State Department spokesman fired for criticizing treatment of Manning

If this had happened during the Bush years, the left blogosphere would've gone berserk:

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley has resigned after publicly crossing swords with the Pentagon over the treatment of an Army soldier accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified military reports and sensitive diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks.

The chain of events that led to Crowley’s exit was set in motion Thursday when Crowley appeared at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology seminar and called the Pentagon’s handling of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is detained at the brig at Quantico, “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.”

Crowley’s public criticism angered some at the Pentagon and others across the administration because it put him directly at odds with Defense Department officials who have spent weeks trying to defend Manning’s treatment. The soldier is being detained under near-constant lockdown, and he filed a formal complaint about being forced to strip each night at bedtime.

The two big-government parties take turns constructing an authoritarian state. Voters elect the alternate party in the desperate hope for reform, but nothing changes.

Look at the last few elections. Sickened by Clinton's "Wag the Dog" war, Americans went for the candidate who promised "a more humble foreign policy," but instead got a swaggering psychopath who launched two illegal wars in the name of nation building and exporting democracy.

And Obama, who promised to close Gitmo, end government spying on citizens, and end the Iraq War, has done the exact opposite: Arbitrary executive power and military spending have expanded under Obama.

If only we had another option other than two establishment parties...

Ready for Unionized Airport Security?

In addition to importing Democratic voters from the Third-World, Obama is expanding and consolidating his party's base by unionizing the Transporatation Security Administration.

Feel safer?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Judge Napolitano: Freedom, Gitmo and You

Here's why we should oppose the central government's efforts to maintain Gitmo, where it can do whatever it wants, and damn the Constitution:

If history has taught us anything, it is that the presidents can do whatever they can get away with. And President Obama is no exception. Lincoln arrested newspaper editors who challenged his politics. Wilson arrested people for speaking German in public. FDR arrested Japanese Americans just because of their ancestry.

President Obama is not only no exception, rather, he is an example, that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Imagine how this kind of power would be wielded in the hands of a Jesse Jackson or a John Bolton. As the judge warns us, this power WILL BE USED against dissidents sooner or later, because the more power the government gets, the more it wants.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Help Japanese quake survivors via texting cash via Red Cross

Please consider a donation to the Japanese people. The images and videos are simply horrifying, so if you can help, please do so. Click here to send a donation through the Red Cross.

Quote of the day

"The president’s plan will add $13 trillion to the debt, and the Republicans say ‘oh, well ours is a lot better.’ Theirs will add $12 trillion to the debt. I think it’s out of control, and neither plan will do anything to significantly alter things." Senator Rand Paul

Friday, March 11, 2011

Utah Legislature goes for gold, silver as currency options

Who says the Empire's teetering -- besides those wacky secessionists? Well, there's these folks:

The Utah Legislature on Thursday passed a bill allowing gold and silver coins to be used as legal tender in the state — and for the value of their precious metal, not just the face value of the coins.

State backers said they hope the move will help insulate Utah from a potential monetary slide as countries question the value of the dollar. Others, casting their eye nationwide, said it could spur a broader move by Congress or states to readopt a gold standard.

How fitting that both the Empire and its currency are based on pure fraud. But once a fraud is exposed, it loses its power over its victims. And the word is out.

Quotes of the day

"It would be so much easier to be the president of China. As one official put it, ‘No one is scrutinizing Hu Jintao’s words in Tahrir Square.’" Barack Obama

Remember how the liberals screamed when George W. Bush said, "If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator"?

Southern Music break

Whoooo-hooo! It's Friday already! A regular reader asked me to post this wild 'n' wooly version of "Dixie" by Black Oak Arkansas. Watch how these Californians get into it!

This day in history

In 1861, the Confederate States of America adopted its constitution.

In 1990, a newly elected parliament in Lithuania declared its independence from the Soviet Union.

Some coincidence, eh? Here's another: "The Union" is what citizens of the former USSR called the Soviet Empire ("Soyuz")."

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Quote of the day

"I’m not a liberal so I have a poor grasp of stuff I don’t know anything about." -- P. J. O'Rourke

Leftist Civil War escalates!

It's Godzilla vs. Mothra! Well, almost as good -- it's actually Charles Johnson vs. Barrett Brown! These former partners in leftist agitprop have turned on each other, and now it seems things are getting really nasty.

Which one do we root for? Or should we just hope for MAD?

Stealing from Social Security to Pay for Wars and Bailouts

Paul Craig Roberts has had enough of a ruling elite that exploits and betrays the people it's supposed to serve:

The American Empire is failing. A number of its puppet rulers are being overthrown by popular protests, and the almighty dollar will not even buy one Swiss franc, one Canadian dollar, or one Australian dollar. Despite the sovereign debt problem that threatens EU members Greece, Ireland, Spain, and Portugal, it requires $1.38 dollars to buy one euro, a new currency that was issued at parity with the US dollar.

The US dollar’s value is likely to fall further in terms of other currencies, because nothing is being done about the US budget and trade deficits. Obama’s budget, if passed, doesn’t reduce the deficit over the next ten years by enough to cover the projected deficit in the FY 2012 budget.

Indeed, the deficits are likely to be substantially larger than forecast. The military/security complex, about which President Eisenhower warned Americans a half century ago, is more powerful than ever and shows no inclination to halt the wars for US hegemony.

If we want to restore liberty, protect our jobs, and ensure our security, we must be anti-imperial. The DC Empire is a greater threat to us than Osama bin Laden.

Scientists discover deadly virus

Here's an electron microscope image of the murderous virus, which scientists have named "Pentagram." It fools its victims into imagining they need it for protection, when in fact it causes more problems than it solves. Worse, it steals nutrients that could be used for sustaining life.

Also in the news:

A hugely significant Reuters/Ipsos poll released today revealed that, when asked which programs they prefer to cut to reduce the rising budget deficit, that Americans dramatically prefer cuts to the military over other options.

A solid majority, 51%, backed cutting military spending, strongly ahead of the runner-up, Medicare and Medicaid spending, which was only 28%. The US military, the most expensive in human history, is projected to grow precipitously in the years ahead.

I wonder if the "will of the people" will prevail, or if the ruling elite ignores them once again? Yeah -- I wonder.

World's biggest bond fund dumps all U.S. debt

This is gonna hurt:

Gross in his February commentary urged investors to reduce holdings of Treasuries and U.K. gilts and buy higher-returning securities such as debt from emerging-market nations. “Old-fashioned gilts and Treasury bonds may need to be ‘exorcised’ from model portfolios and replaced with more attractive alternatives both from a risk and a reward standpoint,” Gross wrote.

Meanwhile, the dolts in DC can't agree on a budget, and are champing at the bit to launch yet another useless war in Libya. Incredible.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Quote of the day

"Why don’t we just let the entire south secede, build a moat around it, add some “gators” so they can’t get back out…and help all who want to escape, do so…and forget about it?" anonymous commenter at the lefty Talking Points Memo

Oh, please don't throw us into that briar patch!

Our enemies: a Venn diagram

How our greatest threats differ -- and what they have in common.

For background, see The Classical Liberal and Pat Buchanan.

This day in history

In 1862, the first battle between two ironclad ships, the Monitor (Union) and Merrimack Virginia (Confederate) occurred, revolutionizing naval warfare.

Racial identity tied to happiness, study finds

From the Department of Duh! comes this shocking finding:

Black people who identify more strongly with their racial identity are generally happier, according to a study led by psychology researchers at Michigan State University.

The study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, appears in the current issue of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, a research journal published by the American Psychological Association.

“This is the first empirical study we know of that shows a relationship between racial identity and happiness,” said Stevie C.Y. Yap, doctoral candidate in psychology at MSU and lead researcher on the project.

The influence of heritage in shaping an individual is incalculable. Our connection with others who are like us is an essential part of our psychological well-being. Lynne Jones, a psychiatrist, writing in States of Change: A Central European Diary, observes, "Nation can be one aspect of identity that enhances our sense of self, adds to the enjoyment of difference, increases our possibility for participation in public life, and enriches the world community."

Now the mystery is: Does this finding only apply to blacks? Stay tuned.

European left is fragmenting as the right is unifying

A former leader in Britain's leftist Labour Party sees voters deserting other leftist parties, and not just in Britain:

Social democratic parties across Europe are losing elections on an "unprecedented scale", according to former foreign secretary David Miliband.

He said the parties were "fragmenting as the right is unifying". He named six countries – Britain, Sweden, Germany, France, Holland and Italy – that he said had a "good claim to represent the historic heartland of European social democracy", but that are no longer run by the centre-left.

The left's suicidal devotion to imposing multiculturalism is what's driving voters to more traditional parties. As heads of European nations admit the error of their former pursuit of multiculturalism, hope grows in this country that eyes will open to the disaster racing toward us and our grandchildren.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

China could match US military power in 10-15 years

Not a problem! We'll just get another $50 billion loan from China, and we'll beat them with our new, improved, White-free army.

Obama can jail you on a whim

And that's a good thing, because he only wants to protect us:
President Obama today signed an executive order that will formalize the indefinite extralegal detention of terror suspects without charges as a permanent aspect of American life, while announcing that he intends to use this on detainees “who continue to pose a significant threat to national security” but against whom there is insufficient evidence to actually charge them with any crime.

So -- who's he protecting us FROM? This young man says the real terror threat is from the "radical right," which appears to be anyone who questions the government:

Mark Potok of the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center claimed on Monday's Newsroom on CNN that radical Islam wasn't "our biggest domestic terror threat," that instead, "that pretty clearly comes from the radical right in this country."

But -- those terror laws are only for Muslims -- aren't they? Can't we trust our own government?

The Founding Fathers didn't trust government, which is why we have the Bill of Rights. But that's soooo 18th century.

Quote of the day

"I consider the foundation of the [Federal] Constitution as laid on this ground: That 'all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States or to the people.' To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specifically drawn around the powers of Congress is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible of any definition." -- Thomas Jefferson, "Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank"

Thanks to The Bonnie Blue Blog for the quote!

Dreams of whose father?

Here's something else Obama and MLK share -- they're both plagiarists.

"But the Civil War settled that!"

Butler Shaffer likes what he sees in the daily news because it explodes the pro-Empire lies that keep us in servitude:

As popular respect for political systems continues to erode, you may have noticed the statists frantically trying to deflate emerging inquiries and debates on the topic of secession. Their principal argument has been the non sequitur "the American Civil War answered that question." Such a response presumes that history expresses immutable principles that transcend time, a proposition that would at once be seen for its inherent absurdity were it applied to scientific understanding.

Around the world, from Cairo to the Tea Party, more people are facing the fact that their rulers have lost all legitimacy. That's why the Empire's drummers sound so shrill these days as they "expose" all dissenters as racist, extremist, pro-terrorist, etc.

Jesse Jackson, Jr. on the Constitution

Move over, James Madison -- your outdated document is about to be Jessefied:

Partial transcript:

"I believe that the answer to long-term unemployment is actually in the Constitution of the United States.

Well, let me say that a little differently. It's not in the Constitution of the United States. It should be in the Constitution of the United States, and one of these days we're going to get there. ...

We need to add to the Constitution the right to a family to have a decent home. What would that do for home construction in this nation? ... How many people would be put to work building roofs and designing classrooms and providing every student with an iPod and a laptop? ...

Mr. Speaker, there's an even greater America that's in front of us. It's the America that adds to our founding document these basic rights."

And all we have to do is amend the Constitution to give people homes, cars, iPads, whatever. See how much smarter (and more generous!) JJJr. is than James Madison?

As long-time readers will recall, JJJr. despises the South. Southerners played a pivotal role in crafting the Constitution, and in fighting to preserve its original intent. A document limiting the power of the central government is kryptonite for leftist schemes.

JJJr. once explained his political motives for requiring WBTS parks to push pro-government propaganda on visitors. Read his comments, and the threat suggested in the above video will become all too clear.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Stop US-Korea NAFTA

As if NAFTA didn't do enough serious economic harm to the South, now we have the Korea "Free Trade" Agreement to worry about. If Obama and that hive of Neocon intrigue known as the Heritage Foundation are FOR the Korea Free Trade Act, then we have to be against it. Check out the Stop US-Korea NAFTA Facebook page.

Obama Brings Back Military Trials at Guantanamo Bay

Good thing a liberal who promised to protect civil rights won the presidential election, and not an authoritarian like Dick Cheney. Otherwise, the cental government would continue to conduct secret trials of its enemies in a location where the Bill of Rights doesn't apply.

And in a related story, Obama is hunting down whistleblowers who expose DC crime and corruption with greater ferocity than Richard Nixon or George W. Bush combined:

In just over two years since President Barack Obama took office, prosecutors have filed criminal charges in five separate cases involving unauthorized distribution of classified national security information to the media. And the government is now mulling what would be the most high-profile case of them all - prosecuting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

That’s a sharp break from recent history, when the U.S. government brought such cases on three occasions in roughly 40 years.

Only Nixon could go to China. Only a liberal Democrat could turn the US into a police state.

Government posts biggest monthly deficit ever

While those "extremist" Texans shout silly slogans about reclaiming sovereignty through smaller, more accountable, local self-government, the respectable, reasonable, and absolutely indispensable central government in DC continues to break its old records for fiscal irresponsibility:

The federal government posted its largest monthly deficit in history in February at $223 billion, according to preliminary numbers the Congressional Budget Office released Monday morning.

That figure tops last February’s record of $220.9 billion, and marks the 29th straight month the government has run in the red — a modern record. The last time the federal government posted even a monthly surplus was September 2008, just before the financial collapse.

The news that DC has racked up its biggest monthly deficit ever reminds me of this exchange between Marge and Homer Simpson:

Marge: This is the worst thing you've ever done.

Homer: You say that so much it's lost all meaning.

Homer's right. Wait till next month! USA! USA!

How Southern Identity Influences National Elections

This study by North Carolina State University has its share of bull durham, but does have some statements worth reading:

“Every presidential election is a chance to discuss what it means to be American,” says Dr. Christina Moss, teaching assistant professor of communication at NC State and author of a paper on the research. “The South garnered a great deal of attention in the 2004 election season, and the narratives from that election may provide clues to Obama’s success in 2008.” ...

This is important nationally, Moss explains, because Southern regional identity informs our national identity. “How we think about the South affects the way that we think about what it means to be American,” Moss says. “In Obama’s next presidential campaign, it will be interesting to see how these political narratives have changed, in terms of how the parties address race and regionalism.”

Southern culture remains stubbornly distinctive, so little wonder its politics consistently reflects different values than those of the Northeast and Left Coast. This enduring pattern represents a largely untapped source of political power for the organization and leadership that recognize both the need and potential for a pro-Southern movement.

Austin rally for Texas Independence

Considering the laughable inactivity in DC, the idea of self-government for Texas looks better every day. From the Examiner:

The numbers were, perhaps, fitting for the occasion.

On the 175th anniversary of the legendary "Line in the Sand" drawn by William Barrett Travis at the Alamo, a group of approximately the same size as the number of Alamo defenders rallied Saturday on the steps of the state capitol in Austin to press the Legislature to put the matter of declaring independence from the United States to a vote of the people of the Lone Star State.

Cary Wise, the Texas National Movement membership director, said the idea of the plebiscite is to give the people of Texas a say in their own political destiny:

"Without referendum we have no forum, no voice," he said. And he's right.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mark Potok claims psychic powers!

Fire CSI! Forget forensics! In fact, there's no need to investigate anything at any crime scene, because the SPLC's Mark Potok, aka "Count Potokula, the Mind Reader," knows the facts already. It's no mystery, he says, as to who planted a bomb in Spokane, Washington:

"There is no question this was some kind of racist attack on black people and their supporters," said Mark Potok, a leader of the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center, which battles hate groups.

"No question," he says. Morris Dees was just as certain in April 1996 when he announced, "Those [black] churches that have been burned in the South were certainly burned by racists."

Hysteria reigned as a result. Deval L. Patrick, who at the time was an Assistant United States Attorney General under President Bill Clinton, tossed even more gasoline on the fire. "The numbers are chilling," he told reporters. Then he added, "We are facing an epidemic of terror."

So, when a black church burned to the ground in Matthews, North Carolina, on June 6, 1996, the media, government, and "right-thinking" business leaders assumed racist white Southerners had struck again. Attorney General Janet Reno announced the
creation of the Church Arson Task Force. Anti-Southern windbag Hugh McColl of NationsBank (now BankAmerica) puffed himself up and made this breathless announcement:

"As a large national banking company based in the South, we are deeply troubled by the recent wave of apparent arsons affecting black churches across the country, especially the South and Southwest," said Hugh L. McColl Jr., NationsBank chairman and chief executive. "These acts are intolerable and outrageous, and we want to assist law enforcement officials in putting those responsible behind bars."

McColl promised a half-million dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators, which Morris Dees blessed as a "wonderful" act.

President Bill Clinton chewed his lower lip as recalled the "vivid and painful memories of black churches being burned in my own state when I was a child," and signed a bill authorizing $12 million to combat fires at churches with black congregations.

But then it turned out that the arsonist who destroyed the black church in Matthews was a mentally disturbed 13-year-old girl who hated Christians. She had even painted Satanic pentagrams on the church before torching it.

And insurance actuarial data revealed that there WAS NO INCREASE in the number of black churches that had burned. Furthermore, the perpetrators included blacks who had attempted to burn their own churches for profit. The October 10, 1996 Charlotte Observer reported that Morris Dees had "misinformed" the press. And the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and other papers reported that no church burnings had occurred in Arkansas during Mr. Clinton's childhood.

What was the price for generating and feeding so much hysteria? Deval Patrick went on to become governor of Massachusetts, Bill Clinton is now a revered elder statesman, Hugh McColl retired fabulously wealthy, and Morris Dees' donations skyrocketed to the point where he had to send some of his treasure to the Cayman Islands.

But Mark Potok says there's "no question" this time.