Thursday, June 30, 2011

DOJ Orders Protection Of “Language Minority Populations”

Feel like an outsider in your own country? That's because you are. Here's proof:

Obama’s Department of Justice has ordered Colorado to protect the interests of “language minority populations” by strengthening a Court Interpreter Oversight Committee that assures immigrants who don’t speak English get free translators.

The new DOJ mandate also applies to civil cases, which means that U.S. taxpayers will fund interpreting services for foreigners who may stand to make settlement money. Under the agreement, announced this week, the Colorado Judicial Department will also develop “state and local language access plans” that address “both oral interpretation and the translation of vital written documents.”

In other words, we will be replaced, and at our expense.

Oh, and be sure to say the Pledge of Allegiance this weekend to the all-powerful, all-knowing central government. You know, the indivisible one?

Garner Police cite man for breaking gun law after shooting at prowler

I hate to admit it, but this outrage happened in North Carolina:

Garner Police have cited Perry Whitaker for violating the town's gun ordinance for shooting at a prowler on Wednesday.

Officers responded to a break-in in progress at a home on Nellane Drive. Whitaker told them one of the prowlers had fired a shot at him and he retuned fire with his shotgun.

The two suspects then jumped in a vehicle and fled.

Despite the fact that he was trying to protect himself, police cited Whitaker, 26, of Nellane Drive for violating the gun ordinance.

If the people can be trained to not even defend themselves, they'll be putty in the government's hands.

Study: US Wars Cost $4 Trillion, Killed 258,000

Plan to recite the Pledge of Fealty Allegiance this weekend? Well, here's what you're pledging to support:

A new study from Brown University’s Watson Institute has set an estimated that the post 9/11 costs of the assorted wars of the Bush and Obama Administrations has been in the realm of $4 trillion and has directly killed 258,000 people.

If this death toll seems a tad low, its because it is. The study readily admits that it is only calculating “direct” kills, and not the indirect deaths from shoddy healthcare, lack of access to food and water, etc in the various occupied nations.

Whether a Republican or Democrat occupies the Awful Office, DC's number one industry is subsidized mayhem. Only the campaign rhetoric changes every election. The only difference between Red States and Blue States is the color of their Kool-Aid.

Shock announcement from Ed Sebesta

UPDATED BELOW!

Big news! Ed Sebesta has declared jihad against the Texas SCV's efforts for an SCV license plate, and has even created a web site dedicated to stopping the SCV. But what's really surprising is the new secret weapon he plans to use in his latest stab at Southern heritage:

The major element of our plan is to write Rick Perry a letter asking him not to support a license plate for the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and to have prominent academics and other opinion leaders co-sign the letter.

This morning we completed the co-signing form and it is out for proof reading.

Lord help us all, Ed Sebesta is going to start PROOF READING! Surely this is the end.

UPDATE: Hold it! No need to panic. Check out the title of Sebesta's latest post:

Letter to Texas Gov. Rick Perry asking him to oppose the prosed [sic] Sons of Confederate Veterans license plate.

Whew! That was close.

ANOTHER UPDATE: It took all day, but Ed Sebesta finally corrected the error I so helpfully pointed out. As an expression of good will on this weekend celebrating secession, I will continue to point out the grammatical, historical, and logic errors in Ed's writings.

No need to thank me.

This day in history

In 1936, Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind was published.

Durbin: Illegal Alien Could Be Our Future President

Here's how well our "elected representatives" understand the law of the land:

After using illegal immigrants as props to push the DREAM Act, Sen. Durbin (D-IL) made the following statement at a Senate committee hearing:

"When I look around this room, I see America's future. Our doctors, our teachers, our nurses, our engineers, our scientists, our soldiers, our Congressman, our Senators and maybe our President."

However, Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution says: "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President."

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Who said that?

Guess where this came from:

The Taliban’s continued ability to commit this murder and mayhem in Afghanistan is testimony to the failure of the American adventure there, the loss of thousands of lives of noble and courageous American military personnel who deserved better from those in command, and the wanton waste of billions of dollars.

AntiWar.com? LewRockwell.com? Dixienet?

Nope. It's from FrontPageMag.com, once one of the most militant of pro-war sites. Yep, reality is popping up in the strangest places these days!

Breaking: Federal court upholds Obamacare

And now for the shocker of the century:

The majority writes: “We find that the minimum coverage provision is a valid exercise of legislative power by Congress under the Commerce Clause and therefore AFFIRM the decision of the district court.” Key passage:

By regulating the practice of self-insuring for the cost of health care delivery, the minimum coverage provision is facially constitutional under the Commerce Clause for two independent reasons. First, the provision regulates economic activity that Congress had a rational basis to believe has substantial effects on interstate commerce. In addition, Congress had a rational basis to believe that the provision was essential to its larger economic scheme reforming the interstate markets in health care and health insurance.

Judge Jeffrey Sutton, one of the judges who voted to uphold the act, clerked for Scalia, and was nominated by George W. Bush.

Actually, this is two shockers in one! Not only has the Commerce Clause been used ONCE AGAIN to grant the central government powers never contemplated by the people, a Bush-appointed judge sided with Obama.

Still think electing Republicans makes any difference?

I can't resist quoting my blog post from last September on a court ruling that said the Commerce Clause gave DC final say on gun laws:

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

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

Anyone out there care to make a little bet?

Yep. That's some Clause, that Commerce Clause.

14th Amendment: Democratic Senators See Debt Ceiling As Unconstitutional

Things are so financially shaky in DC these day, there's talk about getting back to basics.

No, Congress isn't talking about slashing waste and responsibly managing the taxpayers' money. (Remember, this is the District of Corruption we're talking about!) Instead, the talk is about invoking the 14th Amendment's original purpose -- which was to legalize the big-government/big-business regime that emerged from the WBTS. Central to that regime was making the central government a cash cow for politically connected big business. Bail-outs for pirate speculators are expensive, and burdening the American middle class with the cost was part of the deal. But what if the rubes grumble? Don't worry, Wall Street -- there's an app for that:

Growing increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for a deal that would raise the debt ceiling, Democratic senators are revisiting a solution to the crisis that rests on a simple proposition: The debt ceiling itself is unconstitutional.

"The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law... shall not be questioned," reads the 14th Amendment.

"This is an issue that's been raised in some private debate between senators as to whether in fact we can default, or whether that provision of the Constitution can be held up as preventing default," Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), an attorney, told The Huffington Post Tuesday.

Of course, the end result will be what the 14th Amendment was always about, and that is the centralization of power in DC, specifically, into the hands of the Chief Executive:

Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, said that the 14th Amendment option has recently been much discussed in the field.

"Without any clear case law about the debt ceiling in particular, no one knows exactly how the courts would rule on that issue, about whether President Obama could ignore the debt ceiling," he said. "If he wanted to continue to service the public debt, he'd probably get away with it."

Which leads to a related question: Who's to stop him?

Indeed. Who can stop him? Obama expanded the Bush/Cheney executive power grab to the point where he can start wars, assassinate enemies, and spy on Americans despite the courts or Congress.

Well, as subjects of the American Empire, if that's what our government decides, there's nothing we can do. It's not like we have any legal means of recalling delegated power from the central government.

Unless ...

The U.S. Is A Kleptocracy, Too

The Gilded Age revealed that Lincoln forged a regime of, by, and for the thieves. And these days, things have just gotten ridiculous -- corporate toadies infest the Supreme Court, Congress, and the Chief Executive.

That rumble you hear is the American version of the Greek financial earthquake straining at its fault lines.

March for Vermont Independence!

The United States republic (now dead) celebrates its birth every July 4th. The Vermont republic, very much alive, celebrates its birth every July 7th. Click here to see photos of last year's march.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

After Taking A $10 Billion Bailout, Goldman Sachs Announces It Will Outsource 1,000 Jobs To Singapore

Time for the torches and pitchforks:

Less than three years after receiving $10 billion in bailout money from American taxpayers, Goldman Sachs informed its employees recently that it will fire 1,000 workers in the United States and elsewhere, shifting their jobs to the cheaper Singaporean labor market.

According to Fox Business, Goldman Sachs has quietly informed workers and lawmakers of its plan to outsource 1,000 jobs in an attempt to inoculate itself from the impending blowback.

These subsidized crooks actually have nothing to worry about. We'll let them get away this this, and will fork over even more money the next time our beloved government assures us that politically connected big business needs it. And if you dissent, well, you're some kind of anti-American extremist.

I'm reminded of this scene from Easy Rider:

George Hanson: You know, this used to be a helluva good country. I can't understand what's gone wrong with it.
Billy: Man, everybody got chicken, that's what happened. Hey, we can't even get into like, a second-rate hotel, I mean, a second-rate motel, you dig? They think we're gonna cut their throat or somethin'. They're scared, man.
George Hanson: They're not scared of you. They're scared of what you represent to 'em.
Billy: Hey, man. All we represent to them, man, is somebody who needs a haircut.
George Hanson: Oh, no. What you represent to them is freedom.
Billy: What the hell is wrong with freedom? That's what it's all about.
George Hanson: Oh, yeah, that's right. That's what's it's all about, all right. But talkin' about it and bein' it, that's two different things. I mean, it's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace.

Texas and Oklahoma ARE part of the South

Jeff writes,

Just wanted to pass along some things I've noticed recently. It has often bugged me how PC-oriented or indoctrinated people (especially Southerners) disclaim certain areas or states as not being a part of the South (especially people of those Southern states, as if they are ashamed to be part of something that's actually great). The border states are the most obvious (Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, West Virginia).

Recently, traveling on business I've noticed some things in Texas and Oklahoma. Even west of San Antonio, I've seen businesses that have the work 'Dixie' or 'Southern' in their names, which shows not everyone has been brainwashed into reducing the footprint of the South. I'm in McAlester, OK right now, and had to pass through Atoka, OK to get here. Once again, there were companies with 'Dixie' in their name, and even saw a sign for a Confederate cemetary there. Found the following on Wikipedia concerning Atoka:

Atoka was named for Captain Atoka, a leader of the Choctaw Nation and the signer of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, which began the process of re-locating the Choctaw people from Mississippi to Oklahoma in 1830. He was believed to be buried near the town of Farris. Atoka is the site of the oldest Catholic parish in Indian Territory, the oldest chapter of the Freemasons in Oklahoma, and the oldest chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Oklahoma.

Battle of Middle Boggy Depot

Main article: Battle of Middle Boggy Depot

A small Civil War confrontation occurred on February 13, 1864 north of Atoka. Early in 1864, Colonel William A. Philips set out with some 1500 Union troops from Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, to cut a swath through Confederate Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Their purpose was to break Confederate control over Indian Territory and gain the support and possibly recruits from the Native Americans.

"I take you with me to clean out the Indian Nation south of the river and drive away and destroy rebels. Let me say a few words to you that you are not to forget .... Those who are still in arms are rebels, who ought to die. Do not kill a prisoner after he has surrendered. But I do not ask you to take prisoners. I ask you to make your footsteps severe and terrible. Muskogees! (Creeks) the time has now come when you are to remember the authors of all your sufferings; those who started a needless and wicked war .... Stand by me faithfully and we will soon have peace ...." -- Colonel William A. Philips, to his men before beginning the campaign

Along the way, Colonel Phillips sent out an advance of about 350 men toward Boggy Depot, a large Confederate supply base located on the Texas Road with the intention of capturing the outpost. While enroute, his command encountered a small Confederate camp on the banks of the Middle Boggy River, made up of around 90 Confederate soldiers.

In the ensuing skirmish 47 Confederate soldiers were killed. Among the dead were those wounded who had been left behind when their comrades retreated. They were found on the battlefield with their throats slashed. There were no Union deaths as a result of the battle.


Oklahoma is part of the South no matter what folks say. We should stress the farthest boundaries of Dixie rather than contract to the smallest, staunchest parts.

Quote of the day

"You have the right to free speech/
As long as you aren’t dumb enough to actually try it."

The Clash, "Know Your Rights"

Neocons Return to War Debate With a Vengeance


They're back! From the "increasingly unhinged Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham" to the husband-wife war cheerleaders Kim and Fred Kagan, the pro-war, any war crowd is again beating the drums, howling for blood, and demanding that we start bombing somebody, anybody, and NOW!

It takes real guts to call for others to go fight a war. And the cynics say we have no role models these days.

Because they care about us

The ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center and National Immigration Law Center plan lawsuits to block implementation of Alabama's and Georgia's border security laws. That's because they know that everyone who sneaks across the border is here to bring us more Democratic votes cheap, exploitable labor badly needed diversity.

Besides, says Mark Potok, why worry about who's coming over the border when there are home-schooling, gun-owning, Christian conservatives running around loose?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Hillary: State Dept. ‘Instrumental in Sealing Deal’ For Lady Gaga’s Gay Pride Gig in Rome

If you still harbor misconceptions about whose side the federal government is on, then you need to read this:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday that the State Department played an instrumental role in “sealing the deal” for pop-rock star Lady Gaga to perform at a gay pride rally in Rome, Italy.

Clinton specifically pointed to a letter that David Thorne, the U.S. ambassador to Italy, sent to Lady Gaga urging her to participate in the event.

Hint: The federal government is not on your side.

Federal judge blocks Georgia immigration law

Judicial activism rears its ugly head once again:

A federal judge has blocked an immigration bill in the southern state of Georgia which would have allowed law enforcement officials to verify the migratory status of suspects stopped even for a minor traffic offense.

US District Judge Thomas Thrash's 45-page ruling Monday determined that although the controversial measure, even it managed to "prevent some unauthorized aliens from obtaining state benefits," was too draconian and could not be not be applied "equitably" throughout the state.

The law, adopted by the Georgia state legislature in April, would have gone into effect on July 1. It was challenged by Latino groups in the state.

What will it take before the people decide they've had enough of the federal government's interference in their lives?

Blagojevich convicted!

Gee, John Edwards and Rod Blagojevich, the two biggest pretty boys in Democratic politics, met their Waterloo in 2011.

That's what you call a bad hair year.

The Creeping Pink Cloud

Think the religious exemptions to New York's same-sex "marriage" law will survive? Paul Gottfried argues they won't. Not only will the powerful homosexual lobby see to it, but government doesn't like exemptions to its power.

City living affects brain structure

What toxic environment leads to the growth of such social and political malignancies as alienation, mental illness, and voting Democratic? Big-city sprawl, that's what. And now we have the proof:

Researchers have discovered that two areas of the brain are directly affected by city living, leading to a greater risk of anxiety and mood disorders.

It was already known that city living is associated with poorer mental health - but not how or why. The new study provides some clues.

"The risk for anxiety disorders is 21 percent higher for people from the city, who also have a 39 percent increase for mood disorders," says co-author Jens Pruessner, a researcher at McGill's Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal.

That's why the League of the South supports an agenda designed to strengthen rural communities.

The piece goes on to say that rather than spur creativity, overcrowding only makes people neurotic -- and brain scans confirm this:

Interestingly, it didn't seem to make much difference whether individuals lived in a concrete jungle or a city with a lot of green space. The implication is that it's population density, rather than any other factor, which causes the changes in the brain.

Take that, Richard Florida!

Mexicans boo US soccer team, cheer Mexican team

In the Gold Cup final held at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, Mexican flags outnumbered US flags, and the crowd cheered for the Mexican team against the US team. As one fan explained, "I was born in Mexico, and that is where my heart will always be."

Then the closing ceremony was conducted in Spanish.

Just what we need -- another Fifth Column.

Flags of the Rebellion


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Old Rebel,

Here's a pic of me on the Jefferson Davis Memorial Bridge earlier today with the flag of our occupied nation of people. One other Southern patriot and myself held a spur of the moment, mini-demonstration on the bridge over the Savannah River to help build up some local good will and support for our symbols and cause. That's Augusta, Georgia in the background on the left.

Here's a video I put together of our little demonstration. We're going to be doing a lot more of these small demonstrations in the Aiken-Augusta area. Here's a little page I put together for our local activism.

Deo Vindice

Michael

Send your flag pictures to rebellionblog@gmail.com

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Time to adjust those ideological blinders!

How hard do you have to ignore reality to keep your membership in the Neocon He-Man War Bloggers Club? This hard:

"We persevered in Iraq, and it's a stable emerging democracy today."

Uh, yeah. But look at these recent headlines:

Sadr Supporters Ready for Attacks on US Troops

Feud Between Maliki and Allawi Paralyzes Iraqi Government

Iraq Bombings Kill 34, Including US Contractor

But that's the beauty of Neoconservatism: An ideology that views the world as an unorganized, formless mass that needs the hand of an all-powerful government can dismiss inconvenient worldly facts as aberrations. Hobbes, Marx, and Trotsky would be proud.

Quote of the day

"I'm committed to working with members of both parties to cut our deficits and debt. But we can't simply cut our way to prosperity." Barack Hussein Obama, who knows the real solution is to borrow our way out of debt.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

At 75, 'Gone with the Wind' still attracts fans, cash and controversy

Why does "Gone With The Wind" still attract so many all over the world? From CNN:

"It appeals to different cultures on different levels," says Pamela Roberts, who made a new documentary film about the author for Georgia Public Broadcasting, "Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel."

"On one hand, it's a great story that sweeps young women off their feet with this brassy heroine who did things her way. The other appeal is the theme of survival. 'Gone With the Wind' has inspired people around the world who have lived through war or suffered under oppressive regimes. You know, the Nazis and the Soviets banned it."

That figures. After all, Lincoln's policies and beliefs were embraced by both Nazis and Communists.

This dovetails with yesterday's post on the world-wide appeal of Southern literature. Southern culture has a certain allure about it, from the way we cook, to the way we talk, to the way we fight.

If biodiversity is worth preserving, then cultural diversity certainly is.

New York passes same-sex "marriage"

New York Governor Andrew Caligula Cuomo has pushed for some time to legalize same-sex "marriage" in his state, and by a thin margin of 33-to-29, the legislature passed it yesterday. Other than Iowa, the other states that have legislated "marriage equality" are in the Northeast.

Oh, and don't forget the District of Corruption.

But equality is a perpetually ravenous beast that consumes whole populations. What do we mandate next in the permanent revolution known as the Civil Rights movement? It's already embraced illegal immigration along with homosexuality. Can pedophilia be far behind?

Oh, wait, it's already on its way!

Alcohol and marijuana use up in Charlotte high schools

But the rising drug use in government schools isn't a problem in home schools. I wonder why?

This day in history

In 1991, Croatia and Slovenia proclaimed their independence from Yugoslavia.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Gun rights = racism

So says Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy:

"See, let’s see if we can make a connection here. Slavery. Segregation. Black codes. Jim Crow. What, what did they all have in common? Anybody getting’ scared? Government sponsored racism."

"Now I want you to connect one more dot on that chain of the African American history in this country, and tell me if I’m crazy. Federal gun laws that facilitate the flow of illegal firearms, into our urban centers across this country, that are killing our black and brown children," he said.

"The NRA does not like me, and I’m okay with that. We’ve got to get the gun debate back to center, and it’s got to come with the recognition of who’s paying the price for the gun manufacturers being rich and living in gated communities."

Yes, if it wasn't for that pesky Bill of Rights -- which was written by a bunch of white men, many of them Southerners -- we'd have true equality and racial justice in this country.

Confederate Flag License Plate Sparks Debate

Poll: Would you consider a Texas state license plate that features the Confederate flag offensive?

Vote "No" to support the Confederate Battleflag, and pass this link on to your friends!

Why Southern writers are popular in Europe

Would you believe Southern literature is read and discussed more in Europe than it is here in the South? Prof. Jan Nordby Gretlund, Chair of the English Department at the Center for American Studies, University of Southern Denmark, explains why in this great interview with Walter Edgar.

Quote from the show (at 43:20 in):

"People ask me, 'Why are people in Europe so interested in Southern literature?' Because it speaks to our own problems. You have a European Union that does not cohere. You have a North/South issue in Europe in exactly the way you have in your history. We have great problems with integration, especially with Muslims all over Europe.

Should we stop busing? Are we able to learn anything from Southern history about what we can change? Are we able to maintain a sense of place? Southern literature speaks to this."

The South is more attuned to the rest of the world than the North. Every place in the world has seen invasion, conquest, and rule by foreigners -- but not the North, where an adolescent triumphalism passes as wisdom. Here, folks are a little more humble, more religious, and more aware of the things that matter, such as family, nature, and place. Those themes are timeless, and inspire the best stories.

Obama admin defends plan to raise taxes on small businesses

Why small businesses? Because there are more of them and they don't have the clout his pals in big business have.

Southern Music break

Wooo-hooo! It's Friday, y'all! Snaggle-Tooth Jones recommends we feature "Celebrity" by Brad Paisley. Snaggle-Tooth added this little comment:

"Let's dedicate this one to The Execrable Anthony "D." Weiner."

Cause when you’re a celebrity
It’s adios reality
You can act just like a fool
And people think you’re cool
Just cause you're in D.C. . . .

Bein' a celebrity


Obama heads for the Afghan exit ramp

Whether in domestic policy (especially immigration) or foreign affairs, leave it to Pat Buchanan to tell it like it is:

Sen. John McCain, citing some generals, is already saying that, with fewer troops and more missions per unit, U.S. casualties will rise.

A smaller drawdown would have enraged the left, whose support is indispensable to Obama’s winning a second term.

So, our president did what comes naturally: cut the baby in half.

Strategically, removal of 30,000 troops in 15 months means that Obama has given up all hope of victory over the Taliban. Gen. MacArthur’s dictum — “In war, there is no substitute for victory” — is inoperative in yet another American war.

Who's to blame for this slow-motion debacle? Not Obama, but the Neocons and their cheerleaders.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New York Fed Refuses To Disclose Data On "The Largest Theft Of Funds In National History"

It just keeps getting more ridiculous . . . and it could be as much as $18 billion.

People ask, "How could we get along without the federal government?" But stories like this tell me the real question is, "How can we possible survive WITH the federal government?"

Flags of the Rebellion



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Dan from Kentucky writes,

Old Rebel,

Two flags that hang with pride in my room. The Joe Johnston pattern represents the flag of the 6th Regiment Kentucky Infantry. The original flag was lost in battle at Jonesboro, GA. in September of 1864.

The First National Pattern represents the type given to early Tennessee regiments, by their wives and sweethearts, or local sewing circles, as they prepared to march off to camp. This flag was made by Greg Daimwood, of Columbia, TN, whose kin served in the 24th Tenn Regiment Infantry.

Send your flag pictures to rebellionblog@gmail.com

How the Left Conquered the Right


Why is the left always advancing, and the right always retreating, despite our numbers? It's because we've let ourselves be fooled into working for the enemy's agenda. Click here for a high-quality video of Dr. Gottfried's challenging and vital observations.

Thanks to Michael C. for the photo and link!

Racial Racketeering for Fun and Profit: The Southern Poverty Law Center Scam

How old is the "hate group" scam the SPLC has mastered? (Hint: older than you think!) How low will the SPLC stoop to twist the facts? (Hint: lower than you think!)

Thomas DiLorenzo comes out swinging, exposing the pro-government, leftist agenda of this fabulously profitable enterprise. You'll want to savor the entire article, and bookmark it for later reference. It's that good.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Quote of the day

"To tell you the truth, that’s one of the many reasons it’s time for me to retire, because frankly I can’t imagine being part of a nation, part of a government … that’s being forced to dramatically scale back our engagement with the rest of the world." Evil munchkin Robert Gates, whining that if he can't have his wars, he's grabbing his toys and heading home.

Southern Baptist Convention sells out on immigration

When did national suicide become an article of faith? Here's the low-down from the Southern Nationalist Network.

America's New Racists

Walter Williams confronts a sad modern-day fact: Most racial violence these days is committed by blacks. Worse, he argues, is that the media and racial grievance politicians -- including one with the initials BHO -- are prodding them on:

In many of these brutal attacks, the news media make no mention of the race of the perpetrators. If it were white racist gangs randomly attacking blacks, the mainstream media would have no hesitation reporting the race of the perps. Editors for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune admitted to deliberately censoring information about black crime for political reasons. Chicago Tribune Editor Gerould Kern recently said that the paper's reason for censorship was to "guard against subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion."

Thus, in the current toxic atmosphere, it's okay to refer to white conservatives as "sub-human" or "nazis." And in anticipation of that glorious moment decades from now when American whites will become a minority in their own country, it's okay to taunt them with the reminder, "you’re on the endangered list. And unlike, say, the bald eagle or some exotic species of muskrat, you are not worth saving."

Such statements are not aimed at encouraging dialogue or reconciliation, but at stoking resentment and fear. Anyone care to guess what that can lead to? At least we have a few sane voices such as Dr. Williams who see exactly where all this will take us.

New York Times Calls Ruth Bader Ginsburg A 'Moderate'

Of course Ruth Bader is a "moderate," as this NewsBusters story relates. That's because the ruling elite has morphed into a totalitarian clique that profits from big government and all of its interventions, whether at home or abroad, and whatever they deem as "approved thought" is the norm.

That leaves the vast majority of us on the "extremist fringe."

AZ Sheriff: Why More Troops at Korean Border Than U.S. Border?

Good question, sheriff. And how encouraging that more people are asking the same question:

Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu said the Obama administration’s decision to extend the deployment of 1,200 U.S. National Guard troops along the U.S. border with Mexico until Sept. 30 is “pandering” and that those numbers “fall far short” of what military power is needed to keep the country safe.

Babeu noted, for comparison, the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea to help defend it against North Korean aggression; U.S. troops have been stationed in South Korea for 58 years.

For one thing, we can't afford to take care of a global empire and our people at home at the same time. But of course the real answer is that while overseas glories are top priority in the wacky world of DC politics, border security doesn't cut it. Besides, every illegal immigrant stopped at the border is one less vote for big government.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Gov't floats $1B in new homeowner bailouts

Hey, that's great news! And certain people won't have to pay it back. Obama is SO generous! But I wonder where all that money's coming from...


Uh-oh!

The Department of "Duh!"

Farrakhan: 'That's a Murderer in the White House'

Well, yeah, Louie. That's what the Murderer-in-Chief does.

MSNBC promotes Marxist bullies

This is ridiculous.

On Sunday, 26 June, MSNBC will broadcast a puff-piece on the "antifa" group "One People's Project." What the documentary praises as the group's "anti-racism" is what most people would call "bullying and intimidation," as documented here. My letter to MSNBC is self-explanatory:

I am deeply concerned about your upcoming documentary on the One People's Project. The clips portray them as a benign group, when in fact they are an intolerant leftist organization. They characterize all opponents as "racists" and "nazis," including conservatives and activists who want existing immigration laws enforced.

OPP's totalitarian tactics are documented here. But don't take my word for it. In this video, Daryle Lamont Jenkins reveals the "antifa" style when he belligerently confronts Andrew Breitbart and attempts to smear him as a "racist."

Your viewers would appreciate the full picture of this dangerous group instead of propaganda.

Thank you for your time and attention to this.

The hypocrisy of this reeks to high Heaven. Mr. Jenkins can associate with the followers of mass murderer and totalitarian Leon Trotsky at the Left Forum held at Pace University, and even give a talk on Black Liberation Theory, which seeks to advance Marxist goals through racial, rather than class, solidarity, but praised the "antifa" who persuaded the mayor pro tem of Charlotte to pressure local hotels to deny Jared Taylor a place to meet. Free speech for me but not for thee.

Click here to send MSNBC your reaction to this outrage.

Flags of the Rebellion



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Old Rebel,

Here are a couple pictures of a fellow Southern nationalist's house not far from my place in Aiken County, SC. This evening we were at his place enjoying a couple adult beverages and listening to Celtic Confederate's album out on the deck waiting for the storm to blow in. Man! What a storm it was.

Michael

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The Hill Poll: Majority says military involved in too many places

Is it possible this country has just had an outbreak of sanity? Well, the rising backlash against the mindless militarism of the last decade tells us there's hope:

An overwhelming number of voters believe the United States is involved in too many foreign conflicts and should pull back its troops, according to a new poll conducted for The Hill.

Seventy-two percent of those polled said the United States is fighting in too many places, with only 16 percent saying the current level of engagement represented an appropriate level. Twelve percent said they weren’t sure.

Voters also do not think having U.S. soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq has made the country safer, according to the poll.

The arrogance and obscene waste of DC's imperial projects can no longer be covered up with flowery language about liberating the world. A real anti-militarism movement is taking coherent form (check out this story, entitled "Bring the troops home -- all of them," to see just how wide and deep this movement is.) As this backlash grows, more people will realize the connection between an aggressive foreign policy and an authoritarian domestic policy. We've been sounding the alarm for some time that single-issue politics is self-defeating -- the only means of restoring liberty is to dismantle the entire machinery of empire, not just part of it.

A president who can launch wars at will can arrest or assassinate Americans at will. Thank God more people are finally understanding that.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

NATO admits to civilian deaths in Tripoli air strike

Reports are all over the place -- the Libyan government claims 9 are dead and 18 wounded, but this source says a NATO attack killed two children and three adults.

This illegal war was launched, by the way, to protect civilians. Looks like we're back to the days of having to destroy a village in order to save it.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Storms heading my way!


Yikes! The mother of all thunderstorms is heading toward me! So much for grilling out tonight!

Country stations are surging in popularity

Here in Charlotte, country music stations have edged out black-oriented "urban" format stations, which have had the largest listener segment.

Maybe we're on to something.

North Carolina legislature passes E-Verify law

By a 67-45 vote, the NC House passed a bill that requires companies with more than 25 employees to use E-Verify to check the immigration status of new hires. It's a watered-down version of what Arizona and Alabama passed to cut down on the displacement of citizens by illegal immigrants in the workplace, but it's a start at least.

Now let's see if Governor Dumpling signs it.

High-Level American Officials Admit that the United States Uses False Flag Terror

From the Maine to Libya, the US government has lied its people into wars the ruling elite wanted. This amazing, fact-filled post from Washington's Blog documents those lies with mainstream sources.

You might want to save this one to your "Favorites" folder for future reference. The next time you see an editorial or blog post about how we need the central government, bring this post up and shoot out a response.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Gang prevention program opening in Charlotte

We're saved! There's going to be a new federal program here in Charlotte to halt the spread of gangs.

But wait -- are we saved? Imagine this scenario: The pipe has burst in your condo's kitchen from lack of proper maintenance. But the association management assures you there's no need to cut off the water; all you need is a new mop.

Go to the Gang of One website for a list of the biggest, baddest Charlotte gangs. You'll see that the real problem is the floodtide of Latinos. But there's no need to enforce border security -- all we need is an anti-gang program.

From the prophetic "I'll Take My Stand":

... and if the present system persists, in another generation nothing will remain of the local color, the diversity, the humanity, the charm of our South, and we will become assimilated outwardly and inwardly to the street gangs of New York and Chicago.

This day in history

In 1944, after a popular referendum, the Althing proclaimed Iceland an independent republic.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Quotes of the day

"We are not fighting against enemy armies but against an enemy people; both young and old, rich and poor must feel the iron hand of war." William Tecumseh Sherman

"War cannot be conducted merely against the combatants of an enemy state but must seek to destroy the total material and intellectual resources of the enemy." German Kreigsbrauch, or War Manual, cited to justify terror against civilians.

In Shift from Bush Era, More Conservatives Say "Come Home, America"

My, how things change. The latest Pew Research poll shows that 55% of conservative Republicans agreed with the statement, "The U.S. 'should pay less attention to problems overseas and concentrate on problems here at home.'" Back in the glory days of the Bush presidency, before anyone thought about the financial repercussions of endless war, conservative Republicans were pro-war, chest-thumping uber-patriots.

Once again, Charles Johnson implies it's because the present Warmonger-in-Chief is black. The spiraling loss of liberty, lives, and treasure from DC's wars has nothing to do with it. Right, Charles.

War declared against Georgia's new anti-illegal immigration law

Foreign powers hostile to our way of life plan to use the courts to undermine the people of Georgia in their attempt to protect themselves from invasion. This Axis of Aliens that has filed court papers to block the law includes El Salvador (birthplace of MS-13), Nicaragua, Mexico, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. But the people of Georgia aren't giving up without a fight. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

State officials filed court papers this week seeking to dismiss the lawsuit. They say the law is constitutional and predict it will survive the court challenge. Proponents say the state needed to act to curb illegal immigration because the federal government has failed to secure the nation's borders. Illegal immigrants, say supporters of Georgia's new law, are burdening the state's taxpayer-funded resources, including public schools, jails and hospitals.

No word yet whether the Obama administration will join with the Axis of Aliens, as it has against Arizona. Maybe Obama and Morris Dees will launch a March to the Sea to teach these crackers a lesson.

Stay tuned -- this could get REAL interesting.

This day in history

In 2004, the 9/11 Commission determined that Saddam Hussein had no strong links to al-Qaeda, contradicting White House lies.

John Edwards' mug shot released


This isn't the face of a man bravely confronting reality. This is John Edwards, former rising star in the Democrat party, striking the pose that charmed many a juror in his rise to riches as a litigator. Here, he's reverting to form as the U.S. Marshals Service takes his mug shot. The charge? That Edwards used $1 million in illegal campaign funds to help cover up an extramarital affair -- an affair he indulged in while his wife was dying of cancer.

The context of this photo says a lot about the man, doesn't it? He's showing the world just how dark and cavernous his soul is. Pity his children, but pity us for having psychopaths like John Edwards for leadership in these, the final days of the DC Empire.

Belgium’s Flemings push for own free state


"We need a Flemish republic because doing what we are doing now has no sense," says Vlaams Belang party leader Philip De Winter.

The industrious Flemish people are tired of subsidizing the French-speaking Walloons, and see secession as the only solution.

They're wrong, of course. There are plenty of other solutions. For example, the Flemish could "do the right thing" and continue to sacrifice for "the other" while neglecting their own people. It would be even more noble of them to advocate economic and immigration policies that would eventually eliminate them as a people.

But not everyone's as pure and enlightened as we are.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Who's standing with the Liberator-in-Chief on Libya?

Charles Johnson, among others. And if you don't agree with him, then you're an anti-freedom white supremacist:

What does it take to get Republicans and right wing bloggers to unite with far left congressman Dennis Kucinich, oppose a war, and come out in favor of leaving an Arab dictator in power?

Simple: a black President. Lawmakers sue President Obama over Libya.

Never mind that Obama's undeclared war against Libya is clearly unconstitutional -- according to Charles Johnson, the only reason people would disagree with Obama's actions is that Obama is black.

Sound familiar? It should, because the Bush gang also accused those who opposed the invasion of Iraq as being motivated by racism, the secular age's only unpardonable sin.

As we noted a long time ago, war is the power of the State, and leftists like Charles Johnson (and Barack Obama) know that better than many so-called conservatives.

Lawmakers sue President Obama over illegal war in Libya

This should be interesting:

A bipartisan group of House members announced on Wednesday that it is filing a lawsuit charging that President Obama made an illegal end-run around Congress when he approved U.S military action against Libya.

“With regard to the war in Libya, we believe that the law was violated. We have asked the courts to move to protect the American people from the results of these illegal policies,” said Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), who led the 10-member anti-war coalition with Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.).

The White House is expected on Wednesday to deliver to Congress a much-anticipated report detailing military activity in Libya.

According to Kucinich, the suit will challenge the Obama administration’s “circumvention of Congress and its use of international organizations such as the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to authorize the use of military force abroad.”

The American people are solidly against the way Obama is prosecuting this war. Rasmussen reports that only 26% support it, and, more important, 59% agree Obama MUST have congressional approval to continue it. It's not exactly an antiwar position, but it's a darn good start.

And what if Obama seeks and receives approval from Congress, whether an official declaration of war (unlikely) or temporary funding? We're not out of this latest quagmire yet.

Sen. McConnell Demands Iraqi Suspects Be Sent to Gitmo

With the FBI now asserting new powers to spy on Americans, no wonder a majority sees the federal government as a threat to liberty. So this "hang 'em high!" pronouncement from Mitch McConnell, the Senate's only Amphibian-American, is particularly troubling:


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R – KY) today demanded that the Obama Administration immediately remove two Iraqis arrested in Kentucky as “suspected terrorists” from his home state, saying they should be immediately sent to Guantanamo Bay for military detention.

“Send them to Guantanamo where they belong,” insisted McConnell, adding that the two suspects don’t deserve civilian trials and should be sent to the notorious island prison for “the justice they deserve.”

Yes, the two suspects are Iraqi immigrants, and my position against Third-World immigration couldn't be clearer. But these suspects are here legally, and government MUST be constrained by the law of the land. In the never-ending, global war against freedom terror, DC has been expanding its power to arrest, detain, and punish at will. Every affront to the Bill of Rights is a precedent for the next.

Anyone reading this post could be a victim -- and in the name of "national security." These days, every dissident is viewed as a "terrorist." If we assent to McConnell's totalitarian proposal because of our opposition to Muslim immigration, we diminish our own liberty. That's a trap we must avoid.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Boehner warns Obama that Libya will violate war powers

This should be interesting. I wonder who blinks first?

I'm betting Congress folds before the superior Imperial power.

US role in Bahrain crackdown exposed

For those innocents who believe the DC Empire befriends those who yearn to be free, take a gander at this:

The small kingdom is home to America’s Fifth Fleet and is of particular concern to Sunni-led Saudi Arabia, which regards the majority-Shiite protests in Bahrain as a proxy battle with Iran. Yet the government crackdown has been particularly brutal, even targeting women for torture.

No wonder then that Mr. Obama had to hide his meeting today with the Bahraini crown prince.

The president didn’t have the meeting on the official White House schedule. Yet he was able to “drop by” the office of National Security Advisor Tom Donilon just about the time a meeting began with Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa.

In fact, not only is the Obama regime friendly with the oppressors rather than the oppressed, Obama's actually increased US arms sales to the corrupt Bahraini government.

So if you see someone flying the US flag today, stop and tell him what he's really honoring.

Thanks to Michael C. for the links!

Southern Seats Line Road to Majority

Don't look now, but our handlers are scheming to bamboozle Southern voters yet again:

The want ad might look something like this: “Seeking a fiery, pro-business, pro-gun, anti-abortion-rights Southern Democrat to run for Congress in a substantially Republican district against a GOP incumbent. A potent populist message is a big plus. Candidates with strong ties to Washington and/or President Barack Obama need not apply.”

For House Democrats to make any headway in winning back seats in the South — and taking back Congress this cycle — they’ll need some responses, and soon.

That's the left's big challenge, to fool us into actively or at least passively accepting the leftist/globalist agenda. To do so, they must avoid the language of leftism and convince us they're really "populist" while smuggling in their real agenda, which is to grow government and impose DC's demographic revolution on us. Southerners must not only be denied political institutions that preserve and protect traditional Southern culture, but must also be maneuvered into accepting institutions that work against their own interests. Devious? Yes. Doable? Of course -- look at how successfully George W. Bush did exactly that.

In fact, the left is increasingly open about its actual intentions. As the article concludes, the long-term goal is to displace white Southerners with more pliable, left-leaning voters from the Third World:

“Democrats lost their historic base and haven’t been able to build anything to replace it,” said Charles Bullock, a political science professor at the University of Georgia. “In the short run, it looks pretty bleak for 2012, but in the long run, the Republican Party remains exclusively a party that appeals to white voters and, in a number of southern states, at some point in the future you’re simply not going to have enough white voters to win with.”

Again I wonder: Just how in-our-faces do our enemies have to be before we wake up to what they're doing to us?

More at memeorandum.

An Early Start on Secession

Karen DeCoster writes for LewRockwell and also stirs up the blogosphere with her own lively blog. A long-time friend of the Southern tradition, she regularly sounds the call for smaller, more manageable political units. Her latest caught my attention:

My mother’s side of the family (the Laurencelle family; how is that for a great French name?) hails from Quebec City (after earlier family had migrated from Alsace-Lorraine). My father’s side (De Coster) – they are Flemish and come from Lichtervelde, West Flanders. I am secessionist, by birth, on both sides. I hated the state even in the womb.

I can identify! Both sides of my family fought for the Confederacy (my mother's side in South Carolina and my father's in Virginia). I often heard stories about my ancestors' ordeals at family reunions. (Makes me wish I'd paid better attention then!)

Today is Flag Day

And the Ohio Republic shows us the proper way to celebrate it!

U.S. Defense officials lost $6.6 billion in Iraq


Stories of corruption and incompetence in the bowels of the empire are a dime a dozen -- but this one is so bizarre, so extravagant in its unconcern for taxpayers' money, that you have to read the whole thing:

After the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, the George W. Bush administration flooded the conquered country with so much cash to pay for reconstruction and other projects in the first year that a new unit of measurement was born.

Pentagon officials determined that one giant C-130 Hercules cargo plane could carry $2.4 billion in shrink-wrapped bricks of $100 bills. They sent an initial full planeload of cash, followed by 20 other flights to Iraq by May 2004 in a $12-billion haul that U.S. officials believe to be the biggest international cash airlift of all time.

This month, the Pentagon and the Iraqi government are finally closing the books on the program that handled all those Benjamins. But despite years of audits and investigations, U.S. Defense officials still cannot say what happened to $6.6 billion in cash — enough to run the Los Angeles Unified School District or the Chicago Public Schools for a year, among many other things.

C'mon -- bricks of $100 bills? There's only one reason for flying in that much cash. I wonder what Benjamin Franklin would have to say about a country whose government so brazenly squanders its people's tax dollars on bribery? Here's exactly what he'd say: "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."

Which brings to mind another pertinent Franklin quote: "Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God."

The Bonnie Blue Blog has a timely and related post on this very topic.

Monday, June 13, 2011

53% View Government As Threat To Individual Rights

Here's yet another League of the South stance that once defined us as "extreme," but has become mainstream:

Over half (53%) of Americans now believe the federal government is more of a threat to individual rights than a protector.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 33% of Adults believe the government is more of a protector of those rights. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

In a survey nearly a year ago, 48% believed the government was a threat to individual rights, while 37% saw the government as a protector.

Our message is getting out -- and stories like this show people we're right. Know hope.

Rick Perry for President?

Yes, Governor Perry asserted Texas could secede, but Agent Nowhere Man warns that Perry is all talk and no action.

Guam mulls going its own way

Given the choice, most people prefer self-determination to outside domination. And a choice is exactly what the people of Guam want:

Almost 70 years after US Marines freed Guam from Japanese forces during World War II, political leaders on the Pacific island are again seeking liberty -- this time from Washington.

The Marines who took Guam in a bloody 1944 battle reinstated the island as a "non-governing US territory", meaning its 180,000 population enjoys US citizenship but cannot vote in US presidential elections.

Governor Edward Calvo successfully campaigned on the issue in a January election and pursued it in his State of the Island address in March.

"I highly doubt the 1,744 Marines and soldiers who gave their lives in the Battle of Guam died so that the people they liberated could be colonised for eternity," he said.

What's heating up the debate is that Okinawa in pressuring the US to remove its bases, so the US wants to transfer some 8,000 troops to Guam. Rather than being overwhelmed by even more occupation forces, the natives are considering a vote for sovereignty.

Good for them. So when do the people of the South get THEIR vote on home rule?

Oh, and let's not forget Congressman Hank Johnson's warning that putting more troops on Guam could capsize the island.

Thanks to Richard for the link!

FBI expands agents’ investigative power

Speaking of arrogant government officials, the federal government under Obama just expanded the powers Bush & Co. gave it:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is giving significant new powers to its roughly 14,000 agents — allowing them more leeway to search databases, go through household trash or use surveillance teams to scrutinize the lives of people who have attracted their attention.

The FBI soon plans to issue a new edition of its manual, called the Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide, according to an official who has worked on the draft document and several others who have been briefed on its contents. The new rules add to several measures taken over the past decade to give agents more latitude as they search for signs of criminal or terrorist activity.

What's particularly frightening is that the FBI just assumed these new powers over us -- like the haughty politicians in Cedar Falls (see below), it's for "our" protection. No congressional approval, no new law needed -- no, the FBI just issued a new manual that effectively nullifies the 4th Amendment.

And if you're wondering where DC got the authority to create a national police force, well, it's the good old Commerce Clause, which, in legal language, authorizes the Feds to do whatever the hell they want. That's some Clause, that Commerce Clause.

"Hand over the keys to your property," says the government

Need to get your blood pressure up this morning? Listen to the smug and condescending tone of these politicians explaining to the dumb citizens that they should blindly trust the government with keys to their commercial properties:


Fortunately, citizens of Cedar Falls, Iowa, are organizing against this clear violation of their privacy.

Thanks to Dan for the heads up!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Alabama's harsh new immigration law explained


And who better to explain it than the morally pure, TOTALLY objective folks at the Southern Poverty Law Center? SPLC spokes-Inquisitor Sam Brooke denounces the law as "harsh" and "un-American" -- because everyone knows that failing to welcome illegal alien invaders goes against what the Founders envisioned.

Obama to reach out to bitter people who cling to guns and religion

Obama's latest Executive Order will create what he has christened the "White House Rural Council." Its purpose is to make life better in rural communities. And what better way to improve lives than another federal program, huh?

See, he does care about us.

Thanks to Big Chief for the link!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Quote of the day

"I know one thing: He wasn’t going out with prostitutes." Rep. Charlie Rangel, thinking he's defending Anthony Weiner.

Of course he's right -- it was Barney Frank who consorted with a prostitute -- a male one, at that. Ah, Babylon!

This day in history


In 1864, the Battle of Brice's Crossroads concluded. Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest was able to capture 1,600 troops, 16 cannons and 176 supply wagons from Union General Samual D. Sturgis's cavalry.

Gates Slams NATO, Reveals Growing Strains

Robert Gates, the evil munchkin who's retiring from a career of managing the Empire's mayhem and malice, is irked at the lack of enthusiasm of NATO member nations for aiding and abetting DC's wars.

Hello? Maybe the thrill is gone because NATO was organized as a DEFENSIVE alliance against the Soviet Union. Now that that threat is gone, NATO has degenerated into the enforcement machinery for DC's hegemony over the world. Military actions to prop up the kleptocracy in Afghanistan or to impose regime change in Libya are NOT what NATO was intended for. Écrasez l'infâme!

Measures target illegal immigrants

This story is just amazing. It's from the oh-so-politically correct Charlotte Observer, and yet it presents an objective look at the issue of State efforts to halt illegal immigration -- yes, it actually refers to "illegal immigrants" rather than "undocumented workers." Even more surprising is the absence of the Southern Poverty Law Center's official fatwa condemning these bills. See for yourself:

Four immigration enforcement bills gaining momentum in the N.C. General Assembly would, if passed, make North Carolina an even tougher place for illegal immigrants to reside.

One bill prevents foreign-born residents from using their home country's IDs as legal identification. A second requires all businesses with at least 25 employees to check the legal status of new hires using a federal system called E-Verify.

"I think legislators realize this is not a minor problem," said Ron Woodard, head of NC Listen, which has been advocating for the bills along with other enforcement groups. "It's a major problem. And there are certain things that the state can do to take action."

The proposed measures would bring North Carolina more in line with Arizona and Alabama, considered the states with the strongest immigration laws.

See? It said "strongest immigration laws" rather than the SPLC-approved term of "most racist laws," since only white supremacist neo-nazis would want to enforce existing border security laws -- or stop the spread of Third-World crime, such as this.

Equally exciting is the sponsors' recognition of the significance of this bill -- it is a resumption of the people's sovereignty made necessary by DC's failure to enforce its own laws:

Illegal immigration is the largest unfunded mandate on the taxpayers of North Carolina, according to Republican Rep. Dale Folwell of Winston-Salem.

"If the federal government is not going to protect our borders, we need to do everything we can to protect them through the policies of the state," said Folwell, the House speaker pro tem.

What exciting times we're in! Know hope.

Quote of the day

"Pick an issue – trade, immigration, terrorism, marriage, education. In just about every case, the left has staked out a revolutionary program that means the continuing destruction of our traditions and the erosion of our liberties. What is offered by conservatives? A little less of the same, a little easing off the accelerator lest we get to Hell ahead of schedule. They don’t want same-sex marriages, only civil unions; they don’t want to repatriate immigrants who commit crimes or go on welfare, but they are willing to beef up the border a little; they are even unwilling to even consider dismantling the disastrous experiment in government education, but they would like to give parents the right to decide which expensive ignorance-factory to send their kids to." Thomas Fleming

Thanks to Bernie for the quote!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Southern Music break

Wooo-hooo! It's Friday, y'all! Here's Alabama with the perfect tribute to a summer weekend in the South. (And check out the license tag at 2:39 in!)



You have to love these lyrics:

Rollin' down a backwoods Tennessee by way
One arm on the wheel
Holdin' my lover with the other
A sweet, soft, Southern thrill

Worked hard all week, got a little jingle
On a Tennessee Saturday night
Couldn't feel better, I'm together
With my Dixieland Delight

This day in history

In 1861, Union General Benjamin Butler attacked forces under John Bankhead Magruder at Big Bethel in North Carolina. The Confederates repulsed Union forces in what is considered the first land battle of the war.

From the North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission:

“This battle [Bethel]…was fought on the 10th of June, 1861. Being the first serious fight of the war…Col. D.H. Hill had, with the First North Carolina regiment, thrown up an enclosed earthwork on the bank of Marsh creek. The Confederate position was held by the following forces: Three companies of the Third Virginia, under Lieu.-Col. W.D. Stuart…three companies of the Virginia battalion, under Maj. E.B. Montague; five pieces of artillery, under Maj. (afterward secretary of war) G.W. Randolph, of the Richmond Howitzers; and the First North Carolina, under Colonel Hill.

The companies composing the North Carolina regiment, which had the envied distinction of being the initial troops to enter organized battle, were: Edgecombe Guards, Capt. J.L. Bridgers; Hornet’s Nest Riflemen [Mecklenburg], Capt. L.S. Williams; Charlotte Grays, Capt. E.A. Ross; Orange Light Infantry, Capt. R.J. Ashe; Buncombe Rifles, Capt. William McDowell; Lafayette Light Infantry [Cumberland], Capt. J.B. Starr; Burke Rifles, Capt. C.M. Avery; Fayetteville Light Infantry, Capt. Wright Huske; Enfield Blues, Capt. D.B. Bell; Southern Stars [Lincoln], Capt. W.J. Hoke. The whole force was nominally under the command of Col. J.B. Magruder, and numbered between 1,200 and 1,400 men.

[The Northern attack] was repelled mainly by [Major] Randolph’s accurate fire, aided by the gallant conduct of the Burke Rifles under Captain Avery and by the Hornet’s Nest Rifles. A little late in the action the Edgecombe Guards, Captain Bridgers, gallantly retook a redoubt that had, on the accidental disabling of a gun, been abandoned by the Confederates.

In front of this redoubt the Federals had found shelter behind and in a house. Colonel Hill called for volunteers from the Edgecombe guards to burn this house. Sergt. George H. Williams, Thomas Fallon, John H. Thorpe, H.L. Wyatt, and R.H. Bradley promptly offered their services and made a brave rush for the house. On the way a shot from the enemy’s rear guard struck Wyatt down. The determined spirit of this heroic young soldier led to a premature death, but by dying he won the undying fame of being the first Confederate soldier killed in action.

An attempt to turn the Confederate left having failed, [the Northern] forces retreated toward Fortress Monroe. The Confederate loss in this precursor of many bloody fields was 1 killed and 11 wounded; the Federal loss was 18 killed and 53 wounded. In the South this little victory over a vastly superior force awakened the wildest enthusiasm, for it was thought to indicate the future and final success of the cause for which its people were battling.”


(Confederate Military History, D.H. Hill, Jr., Blue & Grey Press, pp. 17-20)

Panetta: Iraq Will 'Request' US Troops to Stay

Of course it will. That was the whole point of the Iraq invasion -- or "Operation 51st Star," as we call it.


Now watch Iraq ask the kindly US liberators to help it find markets for its oil.

Poll: Majority Of Weiner’s Constituents Think he Should Stay In Office

Need absolute proof that we're living in the final, depraved days of the Roman Empire? Here it is:

While lawmakers from Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-NY) own party have now begun to call for his resignation, a Marist poll released Thursday night finds that his constituents think he should stay.

In the poll, 56% of registered voters in Weiner's NY-9 district think he should remain in office, while only a third (33%) think he should resign. That result comes as further salacious details about the Twitter scandal have come to light.

But then, what did the re-election of Bill Clinton say about the decline of public morality?

Scotland to split from UK and 'be a nation again'?

The dominant political movement of the 21st century continues to redraw the map of the globe. And the resurgence of Scotland has a lot of history and passion behind it. From MSNBC:

It is the nation that once ran the largest empire the world has ever known, a country so powerful that it claimed to "rule the waves" in a patriotic anthem.

But last month a "political tsunami" struck the United Kingdom and this once-mighty state faces being broken up.

An astonishing victory for nationalists in the Scottish parliamentary elections means it is almost certain that a referendum will be held within five years on whether Scotland should leave the U.K. and become an independent country.

The Scottish National Party (SNP) won 69 out of 129 seats in Edinburgh's Holyrood parliament, with about 45 percent of the vote, up by more than 12 percentage points. Their three main rival parties — Labour, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats — all lost ground.

A victory for the Scottish nationalists will give a tremendous boost for other devolutionist movements, and not just in Catalonia, Padania, and Flanders, but all around the world.

Know hope.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Alabama governor signs nation's toughest immigration law

Looks like the people of Alabama still have some fight in 'em. Despite threats from Obama's Justice Department, they're resisting DC's mandate to turn Alabama into part of the Third World:

Republican Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday signed into law a crackdown on illegal immigration in Alabama that both supporters and critics consider the toughest in the nation.

Under the new measure, police must detain someone they suspect of being in the country illegally if the person cannot produce proper documentation when stopped for any reason.

It also will be a crime to knowingly transport or harbor someone who is in the country illegally. The law imposes penalties on businesses that knowingly employ someone without legal resident status. A company's business license could be suspended or revoked.

Of course, Sam Brooke of the Southern Poverty Law Center doesn't like it -- but then, when did the SPLC ever approve of immigration enforcement?

Do not try multiculturalism at home

It could lead to this:

An attempt at a "fire dance" didn't go so well Wednesday night on Madison's east side, with the fire getting away from the handler and blackening the siding of a house.

"It appears someone put tennis balls on both ends of a broomstick, soaked the balls in kerosene and lit them on fire," said Madison Fire Department spokeswoman Lori Wirth.

Damage was confined to about a 12-foot wide section of vinyl siding on one side of the wood frame, 1 1/2 story house, with the siding being blackened up the first floor.

I can just see some skinny white boy with blond dreadlocks, his eyes wide with horror as a flaming tennis ball flies from his broomstick, um, I mean, "holy fire stick," and sets his neighbor's house on fire. "They never mentioned that in shaman school."

Actress Angie Harmon on living in the South

Loyal Reader Jeff sent us this:

Actress Angie Harmon is perhaps best known for her role as assistant district attorney Abbie Carmichael on NBC’s long-running Law & Order, but the mother of three is busier than ever these days playing Boston detective Jane Rizzoli on TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles.”

The Texas-born beauty, who has been married for 10 years to former pro football player Jason Serhorn, feels guilty about spending so much time away from her family. “When I feel like I’m not doing what I am supposed to as a mother, I will torture myself,” Harmon says. “I don’t know how to deal with it. I find some consolation in the fact that all mommies feel it. If there was a way to cure mommy guilt, I would bottle it and be a bazillionaire.”

Despite the cross-country commute, Harmon has no regrets about relocating her family to the South.
“There’s a church on every corner as opposed to just a Starbucks.… The people are just a little nicer—more real.”

The South has a distinctive, enduring culture -- but like so many things in life, you have to lose it for a while to realize its value.

Welcome home.

The Empire's War Number Four

We're still bleeding lives and treasure in Afghanistan and Iraq, but that didn't stop Emperor Obama from decreeing an illegal war against Libya, where US forces fight for regime change.

But now we're sticking our noses into Yemen as well. This time, however, it's to PREVENT regime change -- the Arab Spring movement to bring democracy to the Middle East shouldn't apply to US lackeys, you see:

The Obama administration has intensified the American covert war in Yemen, exploiting a growing power vacuum in the country to strike at militant suspects with armed drones and fighter jets, according to American officials.

The acceleration of the American campaign in recent weeks comes amid a violent conflict in Yemen that has left the government in Sana, a United States ally, struggling to cling to power. Yemeni troops that had been battling militants linked to Al Qaeda in the south have been pulled back to the capital, and American officials see the strikes as one of the few options to keep the militants from consolidating power.

I can't help but notice the wording of the accusation that the anti-government rebels are "linked" to Al Qaeda -- that's the same kind of fuzzy-wuzzy language the Southern Poverty Law Center uses to demonize conservative groups and individuals. It's almost enough to make you suspect the SPLC and Feds are in cahoots. Almost.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Elizabeth Edwards’ revenge from the grave: She 'secretly recorded death-bed video testimony to help nail John'

Uh-oh:

In a final act of revenge, Elizabeth Edwards secretly recorded a testimony in her dying days that helped prosecutors indict husband John last week, it was claimed today.

John Edwards is due to stand trial on charges that could lead to a 30-year jail sentence after he pleaded not guilty on Friday to using $925,000 in campaign funds to cover up an affair and love child.
The estranged wife of the former presidential candidate is alleged to have filmed a damning testimony that was central to the prosecution’s case for charges.

As the man said:

Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd,
Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd.

Quote of the day

"That marvelous human capacity to see what you expect to see even if it is not there." Barbara Tuchman, The Guns of August


I've been re-reading Tuchman's classic account of the opening weeks of the First World War. Who says history is boring? Tuchman knew how to make historical characters come alive, capturing their personalities in a few vivid strokes.

It's sad, though, to re-live this tragic period. If you need confirmation that the unitary nation-state is a threat to the existence of mankind, you should read this book. With the unlimited power to tax and conscript, the nations of Europe managed to construct industrial-grade killing machines that nearly wiped out a generation. I see no hope in reforming them. They must instead be dismantled.

Devolution is the only path to restore liberty, prosperity, and security. That's the lesson of that horrible war.

NAACP protests Ga. county's Confederate flag

The NAACP seems to think the black community has no other problems to worry about other than a war memorial to dead soldiers.

Will Congress Obey Netanyahu on Border Fencing Too?

A REAL border fence protects your people by keeping out not just terrorists, but also cheap, exploitable labor that can depress wages. Netanyahu knows this, but our politicians don't seem to get it. If it's a good thing for Israel, why wouldn't it be a good thing for us? From VDare.

This day in history

What a day!

1861 - In Tennessee, voters approved a referendum to secede from the Union.

1862 - In the Shenandoah Valley, Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson won the Battle of Cross Keys. Cross Keys was a prelude to the larger Battle of Port Republic on June 9.

1863 - Confederate Nathan Bedford Forrest learned that Union General Samual D. Sturgis was moving toward Tupelo, Mississippi. In response, Forrest selected Brice's Crossroads for an attack on the Union cavalry. The plan worked and Forrest was able to capture 1,600 troops, 16 cannons and 176 supply wagons.

Historian revises estimate of Civil War dead

This argument makes perfect sense to me:

The Civil War — already considered the deadliest conflict in American history — in fact took a toll far more severe than previously estimated. That’s what a new analysis of census data by Binghamton University historian J. David Hacker reveals.

Hacker says the war’s dead numbered about 750,000, an estimate that’s 20 percent higher than the commonly cited figure of 620,000. His findings will be published in December in the journal Civil War History.

But this Southern fighter gets the last word:

Three hundred thousand Yankees
Lie stiff in Southern dust
We got three hundred thousand
Before they conquered us.
They died of Southern fever
And Southern steel and shot.
I wish they were three million
Instead of what we got.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

NATO POUNDS TRIPOLI WITH 60 AIRSTRIKES; 29 DEAD...

The Feral government and its NATO lackeys sure have strange ideas about how to protect people.

But then, DC's notions of boosting the economy are kinda odd, too.

NAACP plays the "slavemaster" card

And why shouldn't they? They've played every other card: the race card, the "get out of jail" card, you name it. Since this leftist organization represents the interests of no one but big government, it has to demonize an Hispanic woman who wants her kids to remain in a charter school. The Educrats, one of the key allies of Big Government, don't like charter schools, so the Hispanic mother had to be put in her place:

NAACP leader Hazel Dukes blasted a pro-charter-school parent from The Bronx as "doing the business of slave masters" in a shocking e-mail defending the civil-rights organization's lawsuit against city plans to expand charters.

Dukes made the stunning attack in response to a Hispanic woman who wrote a heartfelt letter urging the civil-rights leader to pull the NAACP out of a lawsuit aimed at blocking the expansion or co-location of 19 charters in city school buildings.

"If you and the NAACP continue on this horrible lawsuit against my daughter's school and the fellow 18 charter schools," Janette Ramos said, "it will not be the best legacy to leave behind."

Ramos's daughter attends kindergarten at Bronx Success Academy charter school.

Dukes issued a terse response.

"You are not a member of the NAACP and don't understand that you are doing the business of slave masters," Dukes said in a June 1 response.

Slave masters? What slave masters? The only slave masters we see are the ones in the huge administrative offices controlling what our kids are taught, and what they're supposed to think. And their parents are NOT supposed to want the freedom to pick their schools.

USA has record $61.6 TRILLION in unfunded obligations; $534,000 per household...

DC is doing a bang-up job fixing the economy:

The government added $5.3 trillion in new financial obligations in 2010, largely for retirement programs such as Medicare and Social Security. That brings to a record $61.6 trillion the total of financial promises not paid for.

This gap between spending commitments and revenue last year equals more than one-third of the nation's gross domestic product.

Tell me again why we need the central government?

Monday, June 6, 2011

Civil unrest coming?

Guess what right-wing, white supremacist, racist, neo-nazi hater said this about how DC is bungling the economy:

“But the country, if that is what we are doing, this is gruesome on people. This unemployment rate for this long is a humanitarian crisis of the first magnitude. ...

People, you know, if it continues, we’re going to start to see civil unrest in this country. I hate to say that, but I think it’s imminently possible.”

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