Saturday, April 30, 2011

Big Progress in Border Security in the States

Good news from NumbersUSA on significant border security legislation in the States. As we've noted before, Congress will NEVER enforce its own immigration laws, so it's up to the people of the sovereign States to do the job DC won't.

What's next? I'm not sure -- but one interesting scenario is that DC clamps down on State immigration initiatives, forcing secession. After all, 70% of Americans oppose illegal immigration.

War and Profits in the North

From The Federal Union, A History of the United States to 1865, John D. Hicks, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948, pp. 660-665

When the Civil War broke out the North had not fully recovered from the depression that had followed the panic of 1857, and for a time business interests were more frightened than stimulated by the clash of arms. By the summer of 1862, however, a surge of prosperity had put in its appearance that was to outlast the war.

With millions of men under arms the (Northern) government was a dependable and generous purchaser of every kind of foodstuff, and its equally great need of woolen goods and leather strengthened the market also for raw wool and hides. Probably the sales of the farmers made directly or indirectly to the government more than offset the losses sustained by wartime interference with sales to the South.

[And] with the South out of the Union, a homestead law, so long the goal of believers in free land, was speedily enacted (1862). Thereafter any person who was head of a family, or had arrived at the age of twenty-one years, whether a citizen of the united States or an alien who had declared his intention of becoming a citizen, might take up a quarter section of public land, and, after having lived upon it for five years and improved it, might receive full title to it virtually free of charge.

What came in later years to be called “heavy industries” profited enormously from the war. Purchases of munitions abroad practically ceased after the first year because of the rapidity with which American factories supplied the government’s needs…the government itself went deeply into the business of manufacturing war materials as public opinion would permit.

High tariffs ensured the northern manufacturers against the dangers of foreign competition. A protectionist policy had been demanded by the Republican national platform of 1860, and a higher schedule of tariffs…was placed upon the statute books two days before [James] Buchanan left office. This speedy answer to the prayers of the protectionists was made possible by the withdrawal from Congress of the delegations from the seven seceding States of the lower South, and by the fact that President Buchanan was no longer unmindful of the wishes of the manufacturers of his home State (of Pennsylvania].

The original Morrill Tariff Act was repeatedly revised upward during the war, until by 1864 the average of duties levied on imports had reached forty-seven per cent, the highest thus far in the history of the nation. The significance of this development can scarcely be overemphasized. A policy which the South had persistently blocked in the years preceding the war became an actuality during it, and as subsequent events were to prove, remained as a permanent fixture in American political and economic life.

The profits of war bred a spirit of extravagance and frivolity among the non-combatants of the north that contrasted oddly with the long casualty lists displayed as a regular part of the daily news. Social life reached a dizzying whirl, with more parties and dances, theaters and circuses, minstrel shows and musicales than ever had been known before. According to a statement published by the Springfield Republican in 1864, many of the factories whose profits during the war had been “augmented beyond the wildest dreams of their owners” paid their laborers only from twelve to twenty per cent more than before the war. “There is absolute want in many families, while thousands of young children who should be in school are shut up at work that they may earn something to eke out the scant supplies at home.”

Thanks to Bernhard Thuersam, of the Cape Fear Historical Institute

Quote of the day

"The stoic civic-mindedness of the Japanese in the wake of last month's tsunami and nuclear disaster garnered much praise. The response of Alabamans—and indeed of Southerners generally—deserves no less." J.F., writing in The Economist

Friday, April 29, 2011

"Liberal" PBS blesses the Empire's latest move

The real role of liberalism is to stamp happy faces on the Empire's actions. Last night the "independent voice" of the PBS Newshour illustrated this when it presented three panelists, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Jessica Tuchman Mathews, former CIA Acting Director John McLaughlin, and former Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Jack Keane. Here's what they had to say about Obama's choice of Generalissimo Petraeus Maximus to head the CIA, and former Clinton official Leon Panetta for the Pentagon:

GEN. JACK KEANE (RET.), U.S. Army: Well, they're good choices. They're very capable.

JESSICA TUCHMAN MATHEWS, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Oh, yes. And individual ability, continuity, ability to deal with Congress, I think, and ability to sell the plan in Afghanistan, those were -- that's what they were looking for here.

JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, former acting CIA director: I can't think of anyone more prepared to step in behind Bob Gates than Leon Panetta. And at CIA, there is always a little anxiety when a popular, respected director like Leon Panetta leaves, but I'm confident they will embrace Gen. Petraeus.

But here's a point the three gushing panelists somehow overlooked:

What if CIA analysts assess the prospects of success in those two wars as dismal and conclude that the troop "surges" pushed so publicly by Petraeus wasted both the lives of American troops and many billions of taxpayer dollars? Will CIA Director Petraeus welcome such critical analysis or punish it?

The Petraeus appointment also suggests that the President places little value on getting the straight scoop on these key war-related issues. If he did want the kind of intelligence analysis that, at times, could challenge the military, why is he giving the CIA job to a general with a huge incentive to gild the lily regarding the "progress" made under his command?

Good questions. I wonder why Jim Lehrer didn't think to pose them?

Tornadoes kill over 300 in the South

The latest toll is 306. Be sure to check out the reaction to this over at the Bonnie Blue Blog.

Is There a Right to Live Where You Choose?

This is the best summary argument against "anti-discrimination" laws I've ever seen. Enjoy!

This day in history

In 1916, the Easter rebellion in Ireland ended with the surrender of Irish patriots.

But that wasn't the end of the Irish dream. After years of struggle, Ireland finally won its independence under the 1922 Anglo-Irish Treaty. Know hope.

Senate Hawks Push for Obama Move Against Syria

Aren't three endless wars enough for these madmen? Apparently, there aren't ever enough wars for McCain, Lieberman, and Li'l Lindsey, who're always in the mood for a little mayhem à trois:

Three of the Senate’s most enthusiastic hawks, Sens. John McCain (R – AZ), Joe Lieberman (I – CT), and Lindsay Graham (R – SC) have issued a joint statement on Thursday demanding that President Obama publicly order Syrian President Bashar Assad to resign immediately.

C'mon, South Carolina! Vote this joker out of office.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Antifa Fail


Last week, the Providence College Republicans hosted Richard Spencer, editor of AlternativeRight.com. As you can see from this report and embedded video, foul-mouthed "antifa" interrupted Spencer's talk twice, once at 2:38 into the video, and again at 4:00 in. The second time, they poured into the room like circus clowns from a clown car, showing off their costumes, their self-righteousness, and, um, piercings, like the knucklehead in shining armor pictured above.

Watch Spencer keep his cool, and even try to hide his amusement at times. One member of the audience responded to the chief antifa spokesgoon with, "Get a latte!" which evoked knowing snickers. Gee, I wonder where that came from?

Despite the noise and profanity, which is all these antifa types are capable of, the talk continued. The antifa didn't silence anyone.

Still, this bothers me for a couple of reasons. It would've been profoundly satisfying if campus security had hauled these brats to timeout, but it looks like they took off because they just got tired of throwing their tantrum. You can't hold your breath forever after you turn blue.

Also, I wonder if the College Republicans would've gotten off so easy if they'd interrupted a meeting of, say, the Self-Hating Whites Club.

Agent Nowhere Man!

We're proud to exchange links with Agent Nowhere Man, the blog of a proud Southerner who's retired from the US Border Patrol. You'll want to keep track of his insights on our border security fiasco, as well as his reactions to current events.

The South: A Red-Hot Brand

From New York Fashion Week to music to food to book clubs, Southern style and culture is a big business way beyond the Mason-Dixon line. Click here to find out how big we've become, and why!

Thanks to The Bonnie Blue Blog for the link!

Quote of the day

"If you're out of work, depressed, and stressed out, caviar and sushi aren't exactly going to stanch the flow of tears. But fried chicken might!" Kim Holloway, creator of the popular blog Stuff Southern People Like

This day in history

In 1992, a new, smaller Yugoslavia is established by Serbia and Montenegro after four other republics, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia secede.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

White House Releases Obama's Long-Form Birth Certificate

Here it is. This means Obama is legit, the Republic stands, and all is well. Now we can all go back to watching American Idol.

This day in history

In 1961, Sierra Leone gained independence from Great Britain.

In 1993, Eritrea declared itself independent.

Number of countries, 1900: 57

Number of countries, 2011: 196, including Southern Sudan.

Looks like a trend to me!

Quote of the day

"Political Correctness is just tyranny with manners." Charlton Heston

Where freedom of speech still exists

Not in the US, of course, where the ruling elite's official ideology of radical egalitarianism is strictly enforced. No, I'm talking about Greece. For example, imagine how differently things would've ended in this situation:

James Watson, infamously gloomy in 2007, may be feeling a bit down in the dumps again.

The co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, 83, was menaced by protesters yesterday in Greece, while giving a lecture at Patras University. A group of 20 protesters shouting "Racist!" burst into the lecture theatre, and a young man - wearing a hood, naturally - approached Watson brandishing a flag.

Lecturers and students from the audience prevented the protestors from reaching Watson, who was not injured in the attack. The audience booed their exit.

We don't have to imagine what would happen here in the Evil Empire. Instead of protecting the speaker from the "antifa" bullies, the university would've sided with them. Indeed, Dr. Watson was fired from his position at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York because of pressure from the usual suspects after he uttered his blasphemy against the one, true faith that declares that all children are above average.

It's not just scientists who're forced to submit. This post includes a video showing "anti-racist" thugs violently halting Representative Tom Tancredo's talk at the University of North Carolina.

Who else is old enough to remember when this used to be a free country?

Annoy Obama, lose your job

This shouldn't surprise anyone:

Forest Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company best known for its anti-depressant products, is in a pickle. Six months ago, the company settled allegations it improperly marketed its Lexapro and Celexa products by paying a $313 million fine to the feds. End of story, right? Not so fast. In a new development, the Obama administration is threatening to ban the company's CEO, Howard Solomon, from doing business with the government, essentially giving Forest's board of directors an ultimatum to fire him or watch the company collapse as it loses sales to, for example, Medicare beneficiaries.

From day one, we've condemned Obama's unconstitutional usurpation of Congress' authority to declare war. The pro-war, any-war crowd that whooped it up when Obama gave them a new, glorious display of American arms to cheer on didn't think about the domestic implications of an increasingly imperial presidency. But then, they never do.

So if Obama can decree regime change in Libya, what's to stop him from doing the same at Forest Labs?

An interventionist foreign policy and interventionist domestic policy reinforce and complement each other. Ask not whom the unmanned drone targets, it targets you.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

France and Italy in call to close EU borders in wake of Arab protests

This is even better news than the tanking of "Atlas Shrugged" -- guess you could call it, "Nationalism Redux":

France and Italy have thrown down the gauntlet over Europe's system of passport-free travel, saying a crisis of immigration sparked by the Arab spring was calling into question the borderless regime enjoyed by more than 400 million people in 25 countries.

Challenging one of the biggest achievements of European integration of recent decades, Nicolas Sarkozy and Silvio Berlusconi also launched a joint effort to stem immigration and demanded European deportation pacts with the countries of revolutionary north Africa to send new arrivals packing.

Big government and multiculturalism -- which are co-dependent -- are fading fast. Both will soon join communism in the Dempster Dumpster of history.

Atlas Shrugged dies at box office

Good.

This day in history

In 1607, British colonists land at Cape Henry, Va. They would found Jamestown the next month, beating the proto-Yankees who would land at Plymouth Rock by 13 years.

Have More Kids!

Want to change the world? Here's something you can do that's guaranteed to do just that:

[D]ecades of twin and adoption studies have shown that nature (genes) has more impact on how your kids turn out than nurture (your parenting). So parents should helicopter less—and the time and money they would save by, say, letting their kids watch TV instead of driving them to their Mandarin lessons would mean they could afford another child.

Caplan contends that nature dominates, so it’s smart to be a slacker dad. Your kids will “turn out fine”whether you sweat the small stuff or not. So why not have some more?

I'm seeing a baby boomlet among my friends and younger relatives, as well as here in my neighborhood, and it is a joy to see. Some stirrings of renewed confidence in the future, perhaps?

An Interesting Comparison of the United States and the Soviet Union on Secession

As this interesting observation points out, the Soviet Union gave lip service to the right of peoples to freely associate and withdraw from political unions -- just as it gave lip service to free speech and the right to worship. But you know what? The Evil Empire's protection of such basic rights has been and remains pure moonshine:

Common sense tells you what would have happened if a Soviet republic had seceded from the Soviet Union. Tanks would have been rolling into the republic that seceded to put an end to any threat or embarrassment to the Soviet Union and its leaders, after all, this is the country that sent thousands of its people to their death at the hands of Stalin during the purges.

Why our great Republic likes to believe we are above the tyranny of that was the Soviet state, I am reminded at a time in our nation’s history in which armies marched to put the states that seceded in their place. After all, what do you think the Civil War was about?

Cool how more people are getting this.

Prayers at Sikh Temple in New York erupt in sword fight

Stories like this are highly instructive:

A leadership dispute that turned violent at a Sikh temple in New York, interrupting prayers with swinging swords and cricket bats, landed congregants in court on Monday on criminal charges, a prosecutor said.

Amid screaming, yelling, punching and the swinging of weapons, followers of the two men who each claim to be the rightful president of the Baba Makhan Shah Lobana Sikh Center in Richmond Hill set upon each other on Sunday morning, according to court documents filed by the Queens District Attorney's office.

First, it's Baba O'Riley, and the next thing you know, you have Baba Makhan's followers hacking at each other with their kirpans in New York.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Free Magnolia

We've added a link to the Free Magnolia, the print publication of the League of the South. Subscribe today!

Sebesta watch

Ed Sebesta is crowing that one of his anti-Southern masterpieces received a positive review in a publication of the Tennessee Historical Commission. It's gone straight to his head, giving him delusions of mediocrity.

This day in history

In 2003, as George W. Bush pulled every stop to convince Americans that Iraq threatened them, Charles Krauthammer said, "Hans Blix had five months to find weapons. He found nothing. We’ve had five weeks. Come back to me in five months. If we haven’t found any, we will have a credibility problem."

Like other reality-impaired Neocons, Krauthammer nevertheless continues to publish columns and work as a commentator on Fox News.

Friday, April 22, 2011

NAACP official convicted of voter fraud

Lessadolla Sowers, the legal redress chairwoman of the Mississippi NAACP (pictured here), was convicted yesterday of ten counts of voter fraud. Sowers was sentenced to 50 years with no possibility of parole. In addition, the judge ordered Sowers to pay restitution and court costs.

Clearly, this criminal conviction not only taints the NAACP, but the entire Civil Rights Industry, as well as every liberal who ever associated with Sowers, thereby disqualifying them from participating in public discourse.

Well, that's the standard the Southern Poverty Law Center uses against conservatives, so why shouldn't it apply to liberals?

Nation’s Mood at Lowest Level in Two Years, Poll Shows

Now here's an interesting commentary on the nation's pulse:

Americans are more pessimistic about the nation’s economic outlook and overall direction than they have been at any time since President Obama’s first two months in office, when the country was still officially ensnared in the Great Recession, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

Amid rising gas prices, stubborn unemployment and a cacophonous debate in Washington over the federal government’s ability to meet its future obligations, the poll presents stark evidence that the slow, if unsteady, gains in public confidence earlier this year that a recovery was under way are now all but gone.

Let's face it, for most folks, Obama was their only choice because he was the non-Bush. They were tired of the wars Bush had misled them into, and the staggering debt he'd burdened them with.

But this finding says even more about how we've changed since Bush:

Given the choice of cutting military, Social Security or Medicare spending as a way to reduce the overall budget, 45 percent chose military cuts, compared with those to Social Security (17 percent) or Medicare (21 percent.)

The opposition by Tea Party supporters to raising the level of debt the nation can legally carry was shared by nearly two-thirds of poll respondents, including nearly half of Democrats; administration officials say blocking the government from raising that limit could force it to default on its debt payments.

Americans are rejecting the imperial policies of their DC overlords. They've had enough of the notion that we're supposed to pay for overseas adventures that make politicians more powerful and armaments makers richer. Even more significant is the mainstreaming of the Tea Party, which is still denounced by the establishment propaganda machinery as "extremist."

In fact, we're all "extremists" now -- thanks to the real extremism of our handlers in DC.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Immigration Activist Warns of 'Civil War'

The Center for Immigration Studies offers this partial transcript of Jose Gutierrez' open threat against the American people:

When are they going to declare war on us? When will there be a civil war in this country? Is that what the country wants? Is that what the president wants? Is that what the leaders in Congress want? That there be conflicts like we had in the sixties, where the violence explodes? Because our people – it has to be said clearly – can't take any more.

The illegal alien invaders have no problem with the economic opportunities ripe for the picking here, but just can't tolerate our laws. How long can we sustain a sound economy without the rule of law to sustain it?

I also wonder how long it will take the Southern Poverty Law Center to condemn this threat of ethnic violence? Any second now ... wait for it ...

This day in history


In 1836, the Texan army under Sam Houston defeated Mexicans in the Battle of San Jacinto.

'Moses of the Latinos' calls out for change

Here's another TOTALLY objective piece from the oh-so-politically correct Charlotte Observer on the Latinization of the South:

Roughly 1,000 Latinos and immigrants packed into a church near uptown on Wednesday to hear from the Illinois congressman one supporter calls "Moses of the Latinos."

People clapped and cheered as U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez entered the church.

Later, a chant arose: "Si se puede. Si se puede. Yes we can. Yes we can."

"Yes, we can" what? Assimilate to the majority culture? I don't think so.

And what TOTALLY objective article on Latino colonization would be complete without a few inappropriate religious references? This story has 'em!

Maudia Melendez, who heads Charlotte's Jesus Ministry, said Gutierrez is the face of immigration reform.

"I call him the Moses of the Latinos because, as you see, he goes to the government continuously to ask, 'Let my people go. Let the people stop suffering.'"

Wait a minute! Moses? Didn't he struggle to free the Jews from slavery in Egypt so they could return to their own nation? So why -- oh, never mind.

Gutierrez doesn't even attempt to disguise his ethnic bias. He once told Newsweek, "I have only one loyalty, and that’s to the immigrant community." So much for his duty to the majority of Americans, his constituents, or the Constitution. He recognizes that Congress isn't about to pass amnesty, but this revealing and frightening passage makes clear what Gutierrez and others see as their best chance to achieve their goals:

He said at the chamber reception he's urging Obama to use his authority to act independently and stop deportations of some groups of illegal immigrants, including undocumented students and the parents of children who are U.S. citizens.

"When the president of the United States decided there was possibly going to be an act of genocide in Libya, he bombed Gadhafi's forces," he said. "He didn't call anyone in Charlotte or Chicago. He didn't call the Congress of the United States. ... He used his discretion."

In other words, Obama can just refuse to enforce existing immigration law, or even grant American citizenship to illegal aliens with the stroke of a pen. Gutierrez has a point: If the president of the United States can openly defy Congress and ignore the Constitution by declaring war, what's to stop him from bypassing other Constitutional limitations? One thing the pro-war, any war crowd never quite grasped is that when the president illegally usurps power to provide them with entertaining wars, the path is cleared for even more unconstrained power, to be used in ways they hadn't contemplated.

We may recover from illegal and counter-productive wars. But forced demographic revolution will permanently change this country.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Obama, War President

Guess where this came from:

From his Nobel Prize speech to his Libya speech, Obama has become the chief advocate of war, boasting of its utility and expanding its justifications.

He’s turned into a better salesman for war than his predecessor, and he’s running the empire more efficiently—and with less antagonism.

More bombs, less bombast: That’s the Obama doctrine for you.

Regular readers of this blog expect to see denunciations of a bellicose and bloody evil empire that pursues the same policies despite the will of the people. So when you see a tirade this bitter in the leftist Progressive, you know DC's democratic bait-and-switch scam has just about run its course.

Quote of the day

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt limit." Senator Barack Obama, in 2006.

Could States' Rights have avoided the financial crisis?

Yes, and the States tried to do just that -- but were blocked because the Tenth Amendment was spayed and neutered 150 years ago. Here's Joe Nocera, the business columnist for the New York Times:

States and cities around the country would pass laws requiring consumer-friendly measures such as mandatory counseling for subprime borrowers, or the listing of the fees the banks were going to charge for the loan. The O.C.C. would then use its power to either block or roll back the legislation.

It relied on the doctrine of pre-emption, which holds, in essence, that federal rules pre-empt state laws. More than 20 times, states and municipalities passed laws aimed at making subprime loans less predatory; every time, the O.C.C. ruled that national banks were exempt. Which, of course, rendered the new laws moot.

Nocera points out that the banksters were too chummy with their supposed regulators. He notes that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which is charged with eying the banks' operations, even referred to the big banks as "clients." Clients? No wonder the OCC enabled the massive fraud the banks pulled off, then shielded them from their own mistakes -- all at OUR expense.

It's just too easy for big business to cozy up to one, centralized, politically connected regulator. On the other hand, it would be much more difficult to fool 50 different State regulators, who, being closer to their constituents, would be much more motivated to do the job they'd been trusted to do.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Two "Civil Wars"

Here in the South, cannon fire rumbles across Charleston Bay to commemorate the firing on Fort Sumter, while "secession balls" with live music attract colorful crowds, with men dressed in Confederate officers' crisp, grey uniforms and the ladies decked out in hoop skirts. Compare the South's exuberance about recalling the WBTS to the North's comparative shrug:

Massachusetts, a state that sent more than 150,000 men to battle and was home to some of the nation's most radical abolitionists, created a Civil War commemoration commission just earlier this month. Aging monuments stand unattended, sometimes even vandalized. Sites of major historical events related to the war remain largely unknown and often compete with the more regionally popular American Revolution attractions.

Meanwhile, states like Arkansas, Virginia, North Carolina and Missouri not only established commissions months, if not years ago, but also have ambitious plans for remembrance around well-known tourist sites and events. In South Carolina, for example, 300 Civil War re-enactors participated last week in well-organized staged battles to mark the beginning of the war.

Sons of Confederate Veterans, a group open to male descendants of veterans who served in the Confederate armed forces, boast 30,000 members across the Old South.

The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War has 6,000 members.

Why the difference? You'd think the military victors would be whooping it up. Why aren't they?

Simple: More people now realize the South was right -- including many up North.

The word is out. That said, it's still true that far too many Americans, North and South, get their opinions spoon-fed to them from their handlers. They accept the regime's infantile fantasy that one day in 1861, the moral folks in the North realized their degenerate Southern neighbors weren't living up to the nation's founding principle of absolute equality, which required them to go liberate black slaves. So for the first and only time in human history, a bloody war was fought for purely altruistic motives, rather than for money and power.

Southerners, on the other hand, not only agree with the majority that the WBTS remains relevant in today's political climate, but also stubbornly point out that Mr. Lincoln's War was just another centralizing, aggressive war, one waged not to free the slaves, but for the enrichment of the North's economic elite. Even many liberals now agree. Let me list just a couple of recent examples. First, here's Matt Yglesias at the very liberal Think Progress site:

The basic story here would be something like northern manufacturing interests wanted to keep the southern client base behind the US tariff wall in order to maintain privileged access to the market rather than compete on a level playing field with British goods.

And here's Kirkpatrick Sale, a gifted writer with impeccable liberal credentials, essentially shouting "Amen!" to Don and Ron Kennedy's view of the war:

The great myth that the Union was fighting for a high moral cause, the elimination of chattel slavery and freedom for four million oppressed people torn from Africa, was ultimately a very convenient falsehood that served Northern ends later on in the war, particularly in distorting world opinion so that neither England nor France, though they might have had some allegiance to the cause of independence, were able to take the side of the Confederacy. ...

What the South wanted was to continue an economic system that it had inherited for 200 years, that had been fostered and maintained by Northern interests (particularly New England shippers and textile barons) that entire time, that had been the foundation of the United States economy both North and South from the beginning of the nation, and that was a way of life now so entrenched no one knew how to alter or ameliorate it even if, like quite a few, they wished to do so.

Lincoln and his war provide the fables the Empire uses to justify its present-day policies of foreign and domestic interventionism. Those policies are just dandy for the bloated and uncaring ruling elite, from the race hustlers, to the Wall Street thieves, to the armaments manufacturers. However, we taxpayers now face a wrecked economy, growing insecurity, and fading liberty as a direct result of those policies.

Step one in turning things around is to reject our handlers' propaganda.

Thanks to Loyal reader Jeff for the link!

This day in history

In 1775, the "shot heard around the world" was fired. Colonial Minute Men took on British Army regulars at Lexington and Concord, Mass., starting the American Revolution.

Total US Debt Now Officially Above The Ceiling

DC has put us $11 billion over the official debt limit ceiling. The only reason the government isn't in default is because the formula doesn't include debt for which the Federal Reserve holds certain reserves -- that gives the circus clowns who run the Fed a $52 billion cushion to play with. Feel better?

Let's see -- the central government claims no legal limit to its power, it's busily engineering a catastrophic demographic revolution, it's stealing from the Middle Class to enrich the powerful, it's launching illegal, immoral wars for the benefit of the armaments industry -- but remember, you have to be an extremist hater xenophobe to advocate the restoration of self-government.

I'd say it'll take just a few more DC-backed disasters to convert everyone into an extremist hater xenophobe.

Thanks to Big Chief for the link!

Europe: Nationalist resurgence

The popular backlash against their rulers' multicultural agenda continues to re-shape European politics. Here's a special BBC report on "some of the most successful nationalist/ anti-immigrant parties in Europe."

But notice there's nothing on the British National Party. Oversight? Or is this just another example of the notion that Britain isn't part of Europe? Hmm.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Ninth Circuit Deals Blow to Arizona S.B. 1070

Big shocker here -- a federal court upholds the federal government's power to do whatever it wants, including ignoring the law of the land if it's a pesky immigration law it doesn't like. And of course the alienist extremists in the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund are sniggering in glee.

But Arizona governor Jan Brewer vows to fight on. God bless her!

U.S. credit rating outlook lowered by S&P

Uh-oh:

The ratings agency lowered its outlook for America's long-term credit rating to "negative" from "stable," based on the uncertain political debate around the nation's fiscal problems.

The outlook means that there is a one-in-three likelihood that it could lower the long-term rating on the United States within two years, S&P said.

As loyal reader Steve observed:

I'm not a prophet, and I'm not making a prediction, but this could be the introduction to a book published 25 years from now on the origins of the disentegration of the United States. The bold talk from a treasury lackey about our ability to address the problem of runaway national debt is pathetic. Our politicians are no more able to act responsibly than is a crack addict--they all are bloated on power and corruption, and there isn't an ounce of competence in Washington. We already are at the point of crisis and the only question is whether the result is dictatorship, anarchy, or the dissolution of the federal government.

God save the South.

Glimpses of Our Multicultural Future

Wherever one looks along the perimeter of Islam, Muslims have problems living peaceably with their neighbors. Muslims make up about one-fifth of the world's population but in the 1990s they have been far more involved in intergroup violence than the people of any other civilization.

Samuel Huntington, "The Clash of Civilizations", p. 256

Here are the latest examples:

How the 'London Taliban' is threatening women and trying to ban gays in bid to impose sharia law

Nigeria's Muslims riot after Christian wins presidential vote

Ivory Coast is another Muslim-inspired civil war

I know, I know -- it's not politically correct to notice the kinds of trends that Huntington did -- but unless we want these events repeated here, we'd better heed his warning, and now.

The "London Taliban" story shows once again that some of the most militant Muslims are the white converts. In a way, you can't blame them -- after all, what is the appeal of a culture that's trying to eradicate itself? At least the Muslim culture is self-confident and energetic. The thin gruel of multiculturalism can't compare to a vibrant, dynamic way of life -- and how much "white guilt" can one take?

Nationalist True Finns score huge gains in Finland vote

Are Europeans revolting against a slow death by multiculturalism? News like this is enough to give us hope:

Finland's nationalist True Finns blew away even the most optimistic predictions on Sunday to suddenly become a major political force even though the National Coalition captured the most seats in a parliamentary election.

The unprecedented result for the anti-immigration and anti-EU True Finns will likely send the parliament lurching right and could obstruct Finnish approval of bailouts for debt-laden European Union member states.

So -- when do we start reclaiming our land? One thing's for sure: Nothing will happen as long as we trust the regime's political tools, that is, the Democratic and Republican parties.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

This day in history

In 1746, the Jacobite uprising in England ends when Charles “Bonnie Prince Charlie” Stuart is defeated by the Duke of Cumberland.

This sparked a great wave of Scottish immigration, particularly to the South.

Georgia governor planning to sign immigration bill

Southern States continue to reassert control over problems the Feds refuse to handle. Georgia is the latest example:

As a tough immigration law heads to Gov. Nathan Deal's desk for approval, Hall County residents and businesses are beginning to wonder how the changes will affect them.

The morning after the bill passed for the 2011 legislative session, Deal said he would sign it into law.

"I haven't had time to review it in great detail, but from watching the process and seeing it move forward, it's a bill I will sign," Deal told The Times in a telephone interview Friday morning.

As a U.S. representative, Deal backed tough measures aimed at illegal immigration, including ending birthright citizenship for children born in the United States to parents in the country illegally. He said during his campaign for governor that he would back an Arizona-style law in Georgia.

"Hopefully, it will send the message to Congress that the states want the federal government to step up and solve the issue for us, and states have to continue to do what is in their jurisdiction to do," Deal said.

And of course, the Southern Poverty Law Center has to chime in:

Groups including the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center assailed the Georgia bill Friday, saying it will cost the state millions of dollars in lost tourism and business revenue and tack on huge legal bills to defend against inevitable legal challenges.

Aw, isn't that nice? The Southern Poverty Law Center is looking out for Georgia's tourism! I guess that proves the folks who work there really do care about all Georgia residents, not just the illegal ones.

Libya conflict: Gaddafi 'cluster bombing Misrata'

Gaddafi has proven himself a monster who deserves to be removed from power:

Pro-government forces in Libya have been accused by a human rights campaign group of using cluster bombs, which are banned by more than 100 countries.

Human Rights Watch said one of its photographers saw three mortar-launched projectiles explode over a residential area of Misrata, in western Libya.

How much more proof do we need of Gaddafi's illegitimacy? No civilized people can support a regime that behaves this barbarically.

Oh, wait a minute ...

Friday, April 15, 2011

How to help the schools? How about a lawsuit!

Cash-strapped school districts these days are being forced to cut programs, lay off teachers, and gut school athletics. Yet, when a population of illegal aliens takes up residence in our midst, we're supposed to accommodate them with open arms and open, bottomless, wallets so we can welcome them with "languages interpreters," among other benefits. Because, you see, if these freeloading colonizers haven't bothered to learn our language, it's our fault.

Tolerance trash talk that comical, that other-worldy, could only come from the Southern Poverty Law Center:

The Southern Poverty Law Center has threatened to file a federal complaint if Durham Public Schools doesn't curb discrimination that it alleges takes place against Latino students and their families.

Attorney Jerri Katzerman, director of educational advocacy for the Montgomery, Ala.,-based civil rights organization, said it has spoken with hundreds of families in Durham since last year.

"These children and parents report that they have limited access to languages interpreters, are unable to read and understand important school documents, and, most alarmingly, that students often experience a hostile environment where they are made to feel unwelcome and unwanted in their neighborhood schools," Katzerman said.

Failure to respond to the Latinos' "special needs" is "discrimination," you see. Heck, I'm so old, I remember when "discrimination" meant unfair bias against American citizens. These days, it means you're not sufficiently attentive to the demands of illegal immigrants.

Now that's progress.

"I was betrayed"


Morgan Brooke Hancock, an activist with Youth for Western Civilization, relates the story of the Republican Party's sell-out of the American people:

The current Republican Party is composed of big government sell-outs, progressive imperialists, supposed Christians more interested in public relations than saving souls, and worst of all, the far left neo-cons who embody the biggest problem with our nation today.

The GOP is out of touch with the American people and is committing suicide while simultaneously killing the United States of America.

Welcome to the fight, Morgan.

British PM: We will halt mass immigration

David Cameron is one politician who sees the existential threat of Third-World immigration to his country:

These are the differences we are trying to make – listening to people, doing the hard and necessary work of changing our country for the better.

But there was something else we heard on the doorstep – and it was this: "We are concerned about the levels of immigration in our country . . . but we are fed up of hearing politicians talk tough but do nothing." Here, again, we are determined to be different. ...

Between 1997 and 2009, 2.2 million more people came to live in this country than left to live abroad. That's the largest influx of people Britain has ever had . . . and it has placed real pressures on communities up and down the country. Not just pressures on schools, housing and healthcare – though those have been serious . . . but social pressures, too. Because real communities aren't just collections of public service users living in the same space. ...

That's why, when there have been significant numbers of new people arriving in neighbourhoods . . . perhaps not able to speak the same language as those living there . . . on occasions not really wanting or even willing to integrate . . . that has created a kind of discomfort and disjointedness in some neighbourhoods.

Of course, our handlers in DC see the same thing happening here, but their reaction is to welcome more waves of immigration.

U.S. Military Spending Has Almost Doubled Since 2001

No wonder we're broke -- all of our money is being poured into the pockets of armaments manufacturers:

A new report released today by SIPRI, a Swedish-based think tank, reveals that U.S. military spending has almost doubled since 2001. The U.S. spent an astounding $698 billion on the military last year, an 81% increase over the last decade.

U.S. spending on the military last year far exceeded any other country. We spent six times more than China — the second largest spender.

And regular readers know how this works -- more billions to military adventures, more flea-sized retribution from the victims, leading to more domestic surveillance -- all in the name of protecting us.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Can You Afford Wars of Choice?

James Leroy Wilson has a message for Republicans in Congress:

In short, increased federal spending decreases both jobs and social affluence. And this applies to defense spending just as much as any other kind of statist spending.

Instead of acknowledging fiscal and defense reality, Congress gave the sacred Pentagram $5 billion MORE than last year. What a farce.

Pentagon Warns Against Deeper Defense Cuts

Or what? Say, what month is coming up?

Yes, culture matters

If you wade through the self-promotion and pomposity, you can occasionally find some useful nuggets in Thomas Friedman's articles. Today's piece in the New York Times is one of his best:

Think about the 1989 democracy wave in Europe. In Europe, virtually every state was like Germany, a homogenous nation, except Yugoslavia. The Arab world is exactly the opposite. There, virtually every state is like Yugoslavia — except Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco.

That is to say, in Europe, when the iron fist of communism was removed, the big, largely homogenous states, with traditions of civil society, were able to move relatively quickly and stably to more self-government — except Yugoslavia, a multiethnic, multireligious country that exploded into pieces.

In the Arab world, almost all these countries are Yugoslavia-like assemblages of ethnic, religious and tribal groups put together by colonial powers — except Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco, which have big homogeneous majorities. So when you take the lid off these countries, you potentially unleash not civil society but civil war.

Friedman correctly notes that an organic, homogeneous population possesses inner strength that a heterogeneous population does not. Without shared values to unite them, a fragmented people will remain just that, fragmented -- exactly the way autocratic governments want them to be. All the better to control them so the parasitic class can remain in power.

That's why many Arab nations recently proved themselves unable to unite and dispose of their oppressors. Just as Friedman says, it was European colonizers who imposed artificial borders on most Arab nations to keep them weak. Similarly, it was the anti-human ideology of communism that imposed multiculturalism on the peoples of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, which is why those artificial entities broke up.

Here in the rapidly dissolving remnants of America, the native population is allowing itself to be corralled with hostile alien populations (click here and here for examples of how hostile). It took the lies of Ted Kennedy to launch this trip, propelled by heavy-handed and continual propaganda and threats of punishment, but America is now rolling down the tracks toward its own multicultural future.

Robert E. Lee Forever!

Taki Theodoracopulos explains why he still reveres the general-in-chief of Confederate forces.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

US lacks credibility on debt

Oh, what are those chicken little types in the League of the South squawking about now? What? They're saying the feral federal government is dangerously out of control, and is about to pull the American people down with it?

Actually, the League of the South isn't saying that -- but look who is, via the Financial Times:

The US lacks a “credible strategy” to stabilise its mounting public debt, posing a small but significant risk of a new global economic crisis, says the International Monetary Fund.

In an unusually stern rebuke to its largest shareholder, the IMF said the US was the only advanced economy to be increasing its underlying budget deficit in 2011, at a time when its economy was growing fast enough to reduce borrowing.
The latest warning on the deficit was delivered as Barack Obama, the US president, is becoming increasingly engaged in the debate over ways to curb America’s mounting debt.

The only question we have is: Which State will be the first to withdraw from this doomed empire and reassert its sovereignty?

Some ethnic groups are ripe for ridicule

Guess which are untouchable and which are always in season? Here's Representative Loretta Sanchez (send her an email) mocking Tea Party activists as slow, dumb Southerners obsessed with the Constitution:

Fort Sumter cannons sound again: the Civil War 150 years later

Looks like the Sesquicentennial will further intensify the debate on those issues left unresolved by the WBTS, and which have roared back into the political mainstream, including the sovereignty of the people of the States and the centralization of power. Check out this story from the Christian Science Monitor:

56 percent of Americans, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, believe the Civil War remains relevant. That's partly because of its overarching themes, but also because it remains a deeply personal conflict for many Americans: One out of 17 Americans – or about 18 million – can claim a direct line to someone who fought in the war. "It really wasn't that long ago," says Michael Hill, president of the League of the South, a Southern nationalist group in Killen, Ala.

Be sure to read the entire article.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Out of control: Federal deficit rockets up 15.7% in first half of fiscal 2011

This is gonna hit us all in the gut:

The US budget deficit shot up 15.7 percent in the first six months of fiscal 2011, the Treasury Department said Wednesday as political knives were being sharpened for a new budget battle.

The Treasury reported a deficit of $829 billion for the October-March period, compared with $717 billion a year earlier, as revenue rose a sluggish 6.9 percent as the economic recovery slowly gained pace.

And these morons keep telling us we need them to tell us how to live our lives?

Even stranger -- we keep believing them!

150 Years After Fort Sumter: Independence Is There For Those With the Will to Take it

The Sesquicentennial of the WBTS is inspiring all sorts of analysis of that war's present-day significance. This piece from Jared Taylor is particularly interesting:

I remain sympathetic to secession. I would be glad to see an independent South—or an independent Vermont or Texas or Cascadia. I applauded the disintegration of the Soviet Union, as much because it meant independent homelands as because it signaled the death of Communism. Today, I root for the Chechens against the Russians, the South Sudanese against the Arabs, the Kurds against the Turks, the Flemings against the Walloons, the Quebeckers against Toronto. Men need homelands that are theirs, that commemorate their heritage and ensure its survival.

Mr. Taylor makes some other observations on the obstacles and opportunities for establishing a widespread movement for Southern independence. One obstacle he identifies is the notion that to support an independence movement, one must necessarily be a conservative. Both Scottish and Catalonian independence movements confirm that's not the case.

I'd add that doctrinaire conservativism doesn't define the present-day case for Southern independence, either. Just as the Southern political tradition asserted its own vision before the WBTS, often conflicting with that of northern conservatives, the views of the League of the South are also uniquely Southern. Thus, we do not support the Empire's wars, we reject "the market" as the ultimate arbiter of value, and we distrust big business as much as we do big government. On those topics, we agree with the classical liberal tradition.

No doubt, it'll take a big-tent approach to build such a movement. And I believe that a political platform based on the values of the local, the human-scaled, and the richness of tradition will attract popular support and sustain a serious movement to restore liberty.

Catalan independence boost after Barcelona vote

From The Guardian UK:

Nine out of 10 of voters in the region's capital city gave backing to a separate state in an unofficial referendum.

How appropriate that this vote is announced on the sesquicentennial of the War for Southern Independence.

If you haven't seen this viral video celebrating Catalan independence, you're in for a treat. Seriously -- how could anyone choose the dreary conformity of multiculturalism after they've seen this? Secession -- its time has come!

Afghanistan: Drone missile 'killed two US soldiers'

What a perfect illustration of how self-destructive the Neocon Wars are.

US Civil War 150th anniversary: How US remains divided

In addition to yesterday's postings on the still unsettled issues that sparked the War for Southern Independence, you'll want to read this article from the BBC. It mentions the League of the South:

Back in Charleston, by a monument to the Confederates who defended the city to the war's bitter end, an academic with an alternative take on the causes of the war argues that the Confederates were motivated by true American ideals.

"Southerners were of the opinion they were defending the Constitution... against a brutal, materialistic invasion force from the North," said David Aiken, a professor of literature at the College of Charleston and a founding member of the League of the South, which advocates Southern independence.

Weren't they also defending their right to own slaves as a key component of the Southern economy?

"Slavery was a national problem," he replied. "People today like to say that slavery was only a... Southern problem. But that's not true."

One hundred and fifty years after the desire to secede triggered a conflagration, Mr Aiken says the idea is not dead.

"What's your greatest value?" he asked. "Unity or liberty?"

I'll take liberty. Unity at the point of a gun is no value to free men.

This day in history

In 1862, Yankee invader James J. Andrews led the raiding party that attempted to steal the Confederate locomotive "The General," inspiring the 1926 Buster Keaton movie.


And in 1861, Confederate forces thwarted Lincoln's attempt to re-supply Fort Sumter -- falling into a trap to appear to be the aggressor.

Robert Stacy McCain commemorates this historic day in The American Spectator.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Jerry Brown: California, Country Facing ‘Regime Crisis’ Similar To The Civil War

It's just too big to ignore: The DC Empire is broke, rudderless, and regarded by more and more of its subjects as illegitimate. Something's got to give, because the bloated bureaucracy that's feeding off of us is unsustainable.

Even Governor Jerry Brown of California sees it:

The governor tells Dave he believes the country hasn’t been this divided since the Civil War.

This week Brown has been using Civil War metaphors at his public events to describe the deep divisions in California, and the entire country for that matter, preaching with the passion of a born-again that the country is dangerously polarized.

“We are at a point of civil discord, and I would not minimize the risk to our country and to our state. It is not trivial. I’ve been around a long time, I’m a student of history, I’m a student of contemporary politics. We are facing what I would call a ‘regime crisis.’ The legitimacy of our very democratic institutions are in question,” he said.

And in case you think this is just "Governor Moonbeam's" off-beat point of view, check out the readers' comments that follow.

Many veteran political analysts agree DC's hold on power is wobbly. From CNN:

Nullification, states' rights and secession. Those terms might sound like they're lifted from a Civil War history book, but they're actually making a comeback on the national stage today.

Since the rise of the Tea Party and debate over the new health care law, more Republican lawmakers have brandished those terms. Republican lawmakers in at least 11 states invoked nullification to thwart the new health care law, according to a recent USA Today article.

It was the kind of talk that led to the Civil War, historians say.

"Nullification, States' Rights, and secession." The late 19th, and most of the 20th century were a time of centralization and consolidation based on universal ideologies -- and the bloodiest period in recorded history. The 21st promises to be the opposite, a time of the rediscovery of the local, the real, and the traditional -- which means the rediscovery of those things that make us human. It will be an exciting period of the city-state, the regional nation, and the rise of confederation.

In other words, a time of healing. Who's ready?

Pinched By $4 Gasoline? Blame The Big Banks

Instead of making loans to small businesses, the big banks we, the taxpayers paid for, they're gobbling up commodities futures -- especially petroleum.

Are you mad enough yet?

Equality: The Next Frontier

A reporter asked P. David Lopez, general counsel for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, about the "big, cutting-edge discrimination issues facing the EEOC." It seems our government is blazing new trails in the never-ending struggle to end discrimination. Mr. Lopez proudly listed these cases to prove his point:

Another case we filed is a nationwide challenge to criminal arrest and conviction screens. We challenged that as having a disparate impact against African-Americans and Latinos. That is still pending in Baltimore.

Another one was filed in Ohio and we're looking at the use of credit reports to screen out applicants. We allege it has a disparate impact against African-Americans.

We are better people, and truer to the American ideal of equality, thanks to the EEOC's actions in preventing employers from discriminating against criminals and those who do not pay their bills. What possible reason would a company have to NOT want employees like that? I can't think of any -- at least, I'm not supposed to, because that would be SO anti-egalitarian of me.

But as cutting-edge as Mr. Lopez imagines his department to be, he can't hold a candle to President Evo Morales of Bolivia. His ruling party, the Movement Towards Socialism, has pushed through legislation granting equal rights to animals, trees, and jungles. No, really:

Bolivia is set to pass the world's first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. ...

The country, which has been pilloried by the US and Britain in the UN climate talks for demanding steep carbon emission cuts, will establish 11 new rights for nature. They include: the right to life and to exist; the right to continue vital cycles and processes free from human alteration; the right to pure water and clean air; the right to balance; the right not to be polluted; and the right to not have cellular structure modified or genetically altered.

Gee, what's next? Equal rights for viruses?

Oh, wait a minute...

Friday, April 8, 2011

Jesse Jackson declares federal budget fight the American Civil War all over again

Think it's just those hopeless romantics in the League of the South who see today's political battles as extensions of the War for Southern Independence? Hardly:

“This is a Civil War fight,” he said. “I think Time magazine has it right. This is the 150th anniversary of the 1861 Civil War. Now those are determined to shut the federal government down to make their point — their ideological-religious point.”

“You have those who believe in states’ rights and those who believe in a more perfect union,” he said. “States’ right are anti-civil rights, anti-workers’ right to bargain, anti-social justice, pro-rich and significantly insensitive to poor people — that was the great divide 150 years ago and it’s the great divide today in the ideological sense.”

Be sure to check out the comments of Jackson's son on the WSI. Both have their eyes on the prize: an all-poweful central government that can reward its supporters and punish its opponents. The nuts don't fall far from the tree.

Southern Music break

Wooo-hooo! It's Friday, y'all! Loyal Reader Patrick sent this link to Trace Adkins' "'Til the Last Shot's Fired." Haunting and beautiful.

Fun fact: Like Pat Buchanan and Clint Eastwood, Trace Adkins is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.



I was there in the winter of '64
When we camped in the ice
at Nashville's doors
Three hundred miles our trail had led
We barely had time to bury our dead

When the Yankees charged and the colors fell
Overton hill was a living hell
When we called retreat it was almost dark
I died with a grapeshot in my heart

Say a prayer for peace
For every fallen son
Set my spirit free
Let me lay down my gun
Sweet mother Mary I'm so tired
But I can't come home 'til
the last shot's fired

Is Tribalism the Future?

What's behind the civil wars raging in Sudan, Afghanistan, and dozens of other Third-World countries? They're all the victims of artificial borders, and Pat Buchanan tells us why we should care:

A few years back, professor Jerry Z. Muller wrote in Foreign Affairs that World Wars I and II were at root ethnonational wars of Europeans fighting to create nations where their own tribe ruled and their own culture was predominant.

Only when this was achieved in 1945, after immense bloodshed, did peace come to Europe.

Muller predicted that the ethnonational wars of Europe would be replicated across the Third World, as tribes rebelled against alien rulers and the unnatural borders imposed upon them by European imperialists.

He is echoed today by Mordechai Kedar of the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Islam at Bar-Ilan University. Kedar argues that “the fundamental problem characterizing Middle Eastern states is that they have no legitimacy in the eyes of their citizenry because their borders are marked by European colonial interests.

“For a state to be considered legitimate by most of its citizens,” writes Kedar, “it must be the political embodiment of their national, communal, historical and, perhaps, religious desires.”

However, the ruling elite in DC is busily imposing a very different organizing principle upon us, and that is multiculturalism, which dissolves natural social cohesion so the government can wrap its tentacles around every isolated, friendless individual. It's basically the same strategy the colonial powers used to expand their power over native peoples; in other words, divide and conquer.

So one wonders: What does this portend for the peoples crowded together in the increasingly fractious DC Empire? Human nature, like any other part of nature, can be abused for only so long. Sooner or later, it will reassert itself against artificial constraints.

Failure To Reach Budget Resolution Sends Dollar Plunging

Yes, there are economic consequences of a dysfunctional government.

Facial Recognition System

Did you know that the Real ID Act of 2005 included State support for a new nationwide face recognition system?

Thanks to Big Chief for the link!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Obama’s Imperial Presidency


Building on the dangerous precedents set by W the Conqueror, Obama is busily expanding executive power in ways even W must envy:

Team Obama saw no requirement to get congressional authorization of any kind before attacking another country. This should not be surprising at this late date. It reflects the reality of the Imperial Presidency. Obama’s nonchalance irks paleoconservative Patrick Buchanan, progressive Congressman Dennis Kucinich, and libertarian Congressman Ron Paul. But if you think it is an impeachable offense, you are living in a dream world.

Be sure to read all of Patrick Foy's outstanding analysis. Now we hear that Obama's Libyan adventure is more costly than Team Obama will admit, and that the Emperor is considering putting boots on the ground.

Heaven help us.

Quote of the day

“I swear to God, if you give these people weapons more powerful than they have right now, they will be a grave danger to themselves and others." Geraldo Rivera, on the Libyan rebels Generalissimo Obama is backing.

Introduction to Firearms

From the Tennessee League of the South newsletter:

This class will stress safety when handling and storing firearms. It will familiarize students with different types of rifles, shotguns, and handguns, and the safe use and storage of each. We will also discuss the use around the home and legal issues with respect to hunting and protection. Bring your sidearm and 50 rounds of ammo (you may bring more than one sidearm, but bring 50 rounds for each you bring).

OUR TEACHER: Dennis Schalles
DATE: Saturday, 16 April
TIME: 10am - 1pm for the training then a meal and travel to firing range for practical application.
LOCATION: The Meeting Room,
114 S. Main St., Lobelville, Tennessee
COST: $30 (meal included)

To reserve your place, we need: your name, address, and telephone
Mail with $30/person to above address
or e-mail to: Chairman@FreeTennessee.org

US Going Same Route as Greece, Portugal

Time is running out for the Empire:

The US is going down a similar road as that taken by Greece and Portugal with regard to its budget decisions, John E. Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo, said on Wednesday.

"To me—being in Europe for a few days—the plot in Greece and Portugal sounds an awful lot like the same plot that's going on in the United States. But the characters have different names," he said.

As the deadline for a budget agreement looms in Congress, Silvia told CNBC that the US must recognize that the moderate economic growth forecast by most economists for the country will fail to generate the tax revenue necessary to fund long-running government entitlement spending.

The US is also going the same route as the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, the Austro-Hungarian Empire. ...

Proposed illegal immigration law could lead to lawsuits, Hispanic coalition says

The people demand action against the continuing invasion of illegal immigrants, and only their State governments have responded. However, these efforts are vehemently opposed by an unholy coaltion of big government, big business, powerful ethnic lobbies, and the enforcers of political orthodoxy. Yes, they have the big guns, and they're not afraid to use them -- or just threaten to use them, if that does the trick:

The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama is mobilizing supporters to fight against state lawmakers’ crackdown on illegal immigration. ...

If passed by the Senate and signed into law, “there will most definitely be court challenges,” HICA’s organizing and education coordinator, Caitlin Sandley, said April 6.

“If it should pass, I know the Southern Poverty Law Center has promised and is ready and willing to challenge this in court,” Sandley added. “I’m not sure if the ACLU of Alabama has officially come out and said that also, but I know SPLC has.”

The federal government could also sue the state over an illegal immigration law, Sandley said, citing Arizona as an example.

True, Ms. Sandley. And the people could fire a hostile central government, citing 1776 as an example.


For more on the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama, click here. By the way, be sure to notice where your United Way dollars go.

Graham: GOP Candidates Must Avoid 'Isolationism'

Macho Man Lindsey Graham frets that popular opposition could end the wars that he loves so much:

Graham, one of his party’s most forceful voices on foreign policy, warned that presidential candidates will encounter a “war-weary” public that wants to troops to return from Iraq and Afghanistan. Candidates also will find that pitching increases in foreign aid to key Middle Eastern nations like Egypt “goes over like a lead balloon.”

The reason such public sentiments worry Graham is “because it doesn’t take long before the [Republican Party] finds a war-weary nation and exploits it.”

Here's my advice: GOP Candidates must avoid Graham. I mean, really, how many pro-amnesty, warmongering nancy boys do we need? One's plenty.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Alabama lawmakers approve immigration crackdown

Gee, I was just talking about how Southern States are resisting the DC-sponsored invasion more than any other region -- and this story pops up:

The Alabama state House of Representative passed an Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigration on Tuesday, despite opposition from Democrats and civil rights groups.

The measure, which passed by 73 votes to 28 on Tuesday evening, would give state and local police broad powers to check the immigration status of people detained on other charges.

It also would require businesses in the state to run checks on new employees through a federal computer database, dubbed an "E-verify," and use a state verification program to deny public services to illegal immigrants.

The bill will now go to the Alabama Senate for a vote.

Of course, the Treason Lobby is not happy:

Rights groups said they were concerned that it would lead to racial profiling in the state, which has a long history of civil rights violations, and infringe the federal government's duty to enforce immigration laws.

"This is 100 percent the responsibility of the federal government and states cannot usurp that power," said Shay Farley, legal director of the nonprofit Alabama Appleseed organization.

Catch that? The article bills Alabama Appleseed simply as a "nonprofit," meaning anything it does MUST be virtuous. In fact, it's another open borders advocacy group. Notice that Ms. Farley stressed the omnipotence of the central government -- exactly the propaganda the open borders lobby relies on.

Obama unleashes secret political weapon

Who better to spark (incite?) lively conversations about race than the Reverend Al Sharpton? No, really:

President Obama is making his second visit to the city in as many weeks - and is calling upon an unlikely ally to shore up the support of his political base.

Obama will be speaking Wednesday for the first time as commander in chief at the annual convention of the National Action Network and standing with its founder, the Rev. Al Sharpton - whom the President largely ignored before his 2008 election.

The symbolic speech at the Sheraton in midtown - coming just days after the President held two events in Harlem - indicates that Obama, who is battling slipping poll numbers, is trying to bolster his standing among African-Americans, political scientists said.

This oughta be an interesting election.

Mexican Meddler Maus Fights Immigration Sanity In Georgia

Not only do we Southerners view the War Between the States differently than our conquerors, we view the present-day invasion of our homeland differently, too:

Since our federal government is, generally speaking, on the wrong side of the illegal immigration issue, state legislatures have become the front line. The prime example, of course: Arizona’s SB 1070.

The advantage of fighting these battles at the state level is that there are 50 states—the patriotic immigration reform movement can be fighting in many states simultaneously. Even when it loses, it is educating the public.

Nowadays, some of the most hard-hitting legislative proposals are coming out of the Old South—in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. [Southern Lawmakers Focus on Illegal Immigrants, By Kim Severson, New York Times, March 25, 2011]

You'll want to read the entire piece, which uncovers the brazen interference of Teodoro Maus, Mexico's former consul general in Atlanta, in Southern politics.

But then, Sr. Maus is only doing his job, agitating for his country. Strange, isn't it, that he's on the same side as the DC diversitycrats?

Confederate flag flies over Texas courthouse

No, Texas hasn't seceded (yet). The Stars and Bars is flying in honor of Confederate History and Heritage Month -- but of course, the usual suspects are throwing a tantrum:

Kenneth Davidson, a veteran and president of the local chapter of the NAACP, led a protest at the ceremony, when a group of residents turned their backs as the flag was raised.

You see, in multicultural America, all cultures must be respected -- except one.

Thanks to Loyal Reader NW Localist for the link!

Welfare Use by Immigrant Households with Children

Why do so many illegal aliens sneak in? Because we're paying them to. See if you can read this comprehensive report from the Center for Immigration Studies without it making your blood boil.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Illegal immigrant sentenced in kidnapping plot

Kidnapping is a growing problem in Mexico:

The bad news is that kidnappings in Mexico are on the rise. Both Mexicans and foreigners are victims, because in Mexico there are 3 common types of kidnappings. Unfortunately, children are the most targeted group. Second, tourists and middle- or upper-class Mexicans are at risk for "Kidnapping Express," and lastly wealthy Mexican businessmen are also snatched and held for large ransoms.

So what do you think will happen when a critical mass of Mexicans settles in another country? You get this:

A man who plotted to kidnap two girls in Cornelius and use ransom notes to demand money from their family has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.

Ruben Garcia-Rosario, 26, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in 2009 to attempting to kidnap the children.

Prosecutors said Garcia-Rosario drove his car to an elementary school bus stop in Cornelius several times in September 2009 and watched the two children as they waited for their bus.

When Garcia-Rosario was arrested, authorities said they found several ransom notes, a loaded pistol, duct tape, latex gloves, a ski mask, two Mexican passports and a cellphone photo of both children.

If you import enough Mexicans, you'll eventually get Mexican culture, and not just Margaritas and tacos.

NC bill threatens to criminalize naturopaths, homeopaths, herbalists, midwives, aromatherapists as felons

Unable to solve any real problems, our legislature decides to create them instead:

Alternative health practitioners in North Carolina (NC) and their patients need your help to defeat a stealth bill that flew under the radar of most everyone in the natural health community. Senate Bill 31, which clarifies the penalties for the "unauthorized practice of medicine," essentially criminalizes the practice of unlicensed forms of medicine, which includes the work of many naturopaths, homeopaths, herbalists, aromatherapists, and even some midwives in the state. The bill was adopted by a judiciary committee in early March, and it recently passed the NC Senate. Now, the NC House is set to vote on the bill tonight, and unless NC governor Bev Perdue vetoes it, the practice of natural medicine for many in NC may soon become a more severe criminal offense.

You can reach the NC House to oppose the bill by calling (919) 733-7928, or by clicking here.

You can reach Governor Bev Perdue's Raleigh office by calling (919) 733-4240, or by clicking here and filling out the contact form.

Even if you don't live in North Carolina, you'll want to make your voice heard, because this bill will set a precedent for other States.

Quote of the day

"The problem isn't the abuse of power, it's the power to abuse." -- Michael Cloud

In Praise of Reactionaries

What do you call the passenger who politely but firmly points out that the driver has taken a wrong turn and is speeding in the wrong direction? Yes, there is a name for such a person, and there are times when their unwelcome but vital message should be heard:

Loyalty is the emotion that sustains reactionaries. They reject the universals that generate such political enthusiasm among radicals. It is the dream of perfect abstractions such as the nation, or internationalism, democracy, rights, and social justice that fires radicals’ blood and dismays reactionaries. These abstractions refer rather remotely to things that may be valuable in national practice, but separated from the history and traditions in which they are embedded, they often become dangerous sources of fanatical allegiance. Reactionaries are loyal to concrete experiences, usually to their country’s values—and sometimes to unreal memories of that tradition in contrast to the decline they see around them.

Click around on this blog or the League of the South website, and you'll notice quite a few references to "loyalty" and "tradition." "Cultural preservation" is the core value that sustains and guides and inspires a people; something no artificial ideology can ever do. Any appeal to rescue and preserve a living standard of liberty that fails to preserve the culture that gave rise to that standard is hopeless.

Meanwhile, America is hurtling down the multicultural highway in pursuit of the abstract ideal of equality. Instead of hitting the gas, maybe it's time to pull over and get better directions.

Diversity Perversity

No one cuts to the chase as effectively as Walter Williams. Here he is giving the worship word "diversity" a long-needed critical look:

The terms affirmative action, equal representation, preferential treatment and quotas just don't sell well. The intellectual elite and their media, government and corporate enthusiasts have come up with diversity, a seemingly benign term that's a cover for racially discriminatory policy. They call for college campuses, corporate offices and government agencies to "look like America."

Part of looking like America means if blacks are 13 percent of the population, they should be 13 percent of college students and professors, corporate managers and government employees. Behind this vision of justice is the silly notion that but for the fact of discrimination, we'd be distributed equally by race across incomes, education, occupations and other outcomes. There is absolutely no evidence that statistical proportionality is the norm anywhere on Earth; however, much of our thinking, laws and public policy is based upon proportionality being the norm.

Bad assumptions lead to bad results, and no where is this more evident than in the extablishment's suicidal immigration/social policy agenda. Be sure to read the whole thing!

2011 Winter Conference

YouTube videos of the North Carolina League of the South's 2011 Winter Conference are now online! Each talk is one video, rather than divided into 15-minute segments.

Monday, April 4, 2011

It's time to pull out of Afghanistan

More war bloggers have FINALLY REALIZED that DC's ideological lunacy about igniting a "global democratic revolution" isn't working in Iraq and Afghanistan, and are ready to throw in the towel. Here's Powerline and here's Saberpoint having their moments of insight.

Their splendid little wars just aren't fun anymore.

9/11 Trial to be held by military commission at Gitmo

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Hey, how's everyone enjoying the third Bush administration?

Al Qaeda Using Libyan Conflict to Acquire Weapons

Combining its strutting self-righteousness with total cluelessness, DC stumbled into the Libyan Civil War to help "the good guys," assuming, as usual, that all conflicts are between good and evil. However, a lot of bad guys are exploiting the situation for their own benefit, including al Qaeda.

Can you say "unintended consequences"? How about "blowback"? We may be seeing a lot of those kind of things thanks to Obama's patently illegal actions.

Flags of the Rebellion


Brad Paisley at the Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Thanks to Loyal Reader Pat for the picture!

Mission Accomplished!


This graph isn't half-empty -- it's half-full! More Americans have learned to depend on the central government, and to our handlers in DC, that's a good thing.

We taxpayers spend $113 billion a year on illegal immigrants. And yes, that includes food stamps, as the "immgrant rights" organization California Immigrant Welfare Collaborative brags in this handy guide for imported moochers, because anchor babies are considered eligible.

That's why DC will NEVER curb runaway spending or illegal immigration -- all those future voters who've learned to depend on a generous central government are the enablers of DC's continued power.

Quote of the day

"Free speech is a great idea, but we're in a war." Lindsey Graham

Judge allows federal lawsuits in Duke lacrosse case

This is a good thing. I hope these young men net millions from the scumbag prosecutors and cops who tried to railroad them:

A federal judge is allowing three former Duke lacrosse players falsely accused of rape to pursue a civil lawsuit against the prosecutor and police investigators who handled their case.

U.S. District Judge James Beaty ruled Thursday that the players – Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and Dave Evans – can pursue claims such as malicious prosecution, concealment of evidence and fabrication of false evidence against former Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong and a police investigator.

Heh. Heh. Heh.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Yes we can!


Click image to Texas-size!

Question of the day: Since it's obvious neither Republicans nor Democrats are going to stop runaway Federal spending, should the Tea Party plan YET ANOTHER protest, or should it stand with people like this:

The Texas Nationalist Movement is getting its message out to the people of Texas in a highly visible fashion: on a billboard.

TNM has taken out a contract on a billboard along heavily-traveled Interstate 10 between Houston and Sealy which spells out: “Yes We Can Secede!”

“This is the first of several billboards we’ll be putting up around the state,” said TNM president Daniel Miller. “We’re raising donations from the membership to do even more. We want to blanket the state with this message.” ...

The billboard’s message underlies the fact that there is nothing in the U.S. Constitution which prohibits states from leaving the Union, and that Texas or any other state has every right to strike out on its own. That right has been publicly reaffirmed by politicians, legal experts and historians from Rick Perry to Judge Andrew Napolitano.

Folks, our time has come. Americans had to see for themselves the extent of the rot in the District of Corruption, and that the central government's entrenched, self-serving bureaucracy is beyond reform. The Texas Nationalist Movement's message is now part of mainstream political debate. Now's the time to put that message into action, and that means electing State representatives who share our outrage and possess the courage to do what's right.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Freedom of choice?

Sen. Paul questions the Department of Energy's commitment to protecting consumer choice during consideration of Appliance/Light Bulb Energy-Efficiency Legislation.


Thanks to Loyal Reader Robert for the link!

Quote of the day

"There are only two things to worry about -- either that things will never get back to normal, or that they already have." Anonymous

Thanks to Loyal Reader Marcus!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Beware of Homeland Security Training for Local Law Enforcement

Do you home school your kids? Own guns? Believe in limited government?

Then you're the focus of modern-day law enforcement training, which, as this law enforcement officer warns, views conservative dissidents as enemies to be demonized.

Southern Music break

Wooo-hooo! It's Friday, y'all, and it's supposed to be a GORGEOUS spring weekend! Loyal Reader Pat sent me this link to Dwight Yoakam's "I Sang Dixie." It's a great live performance.



I sang Dixie as he died
The people just walked on by as I cried
The bottle had robbed him of all his rebel pride
So I sang Dixie as he died

He said way down yonder in the land of cotton
Old times there ain't near as rotten as they are
On this damned old L.A. street
Then he drew a dying breath
And laid his head against my chest
Please Lord take his soul back home to Dixie

He said listen to me son while you still can
Run back home to that Southern land
Don't you see what life here has done to me?
Then he closed those old blue eyes
And fell limp against my side
No more pain, now he's safe back home in Dixie