Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Protect Traditional Marriage

From MarriageNC:

The threat to our state's definition of marriage is real. In fact, North Carolina is the only remaining Southern state that has not protected the definition of marriage in its constitution.

Let's fix that this May!

Lessons from yesterday's primary

From NumbersUSA:

- The poll reveals that overwhelming majorities of virtually every type of American support mandatory E-Verify.
- And it shows that "the political center" of Independents and Moderates is about as thrilled with mandatory E-Verify as are Republicans and Conservatives.
- In fact, Democrats and Liberals aren't that different on this issue, either.

The Pulse Opinion Research poll sponsored by NumbersUSA found that only 12% of all likely voters nationwide oppose requiring every employer to use electronic verification to keep illegal aliens from getting U.S. jobs – and to ensure that all U.S. jobs go to Americans and legal immigrants who already are here.

Instead of "Hispandering" to the illegal immigrant vote, politicians who want to win elections should consider the "Sailer Stategy":

The basic concept behind a long-term Sailer Strategy for Republicans: You want more of the kind of people likely to vote for your party in the country and fewer of the kind of people likely to vote for the other party. ...

In contrast, consider Israel. You used to hear all the time that the Jewish State was doomed because the birthrate of Arabs was so much higher than that of Jews.

Strikingly, however, that fertility gap has narrowed considerably in recent years. Why?

Answer: because in Israel the major Jewish parties, although they can't agree on much else, all support policies that boost the Jewish population and slow down the growth in the Arab population.

Thomas Sowell has painstakingly documented how DC's welfare policies encourage multiple, out-of-wedlock births, thereby creating a permanent criminal underclass dependent on even more government assistance. So step one in the Sailer Strategy is to end the cycle of misery paid for by our tax dollars. Then we can move on to border security. Sounds like a plan to me.

Limerick contest

Every year between Groundhog Day and St. Patrick's Day, the Charlotte Observer sponsors a limerick contest. Since I've had so much fun blogging on the Occupy Charlotte clowns, I submitted a limerick on the unpleasant surprise Charlotte police discovered in a storm drain used by the protesters.

From the Charlotte Observer:

We close with Mike Tuggle of Charlotte, who read the story about police cracking down on local protesters and later that the city learned how the protesters had relieved themselves.

The Occupy Charlotte sensation
Concluded in total frustration.
Their efforts, in vain,
Just went down the drain
By process of elimination.

Quote of the day

"The men and women who signed that declaration wrote the final phrase, 'We pledge to each other our lives, our fortune, and our sacred honor.'" Rick Santorum, historian, manly man, and conservative, on the Declaration of Independence.

Thanks to Thomas for the link!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Michigan Polls Project Photo Finish For Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum

C'mon, Rick!

Yes, I'm hoping Rick Santorum wins the Republican nomination. Unlike Santorum, Romney has a chance of beating Obama. If Obama loses, then we'll see a return of the disastrous Bush years, and rank-and-file conservatives will again swallow the line about amnesty for illegals and perpetual war being "conservative" goals - which they are NOT.

Obama's re-election, on the other hand, will convince him and the liberal Democrats to go full speed ahead with their hard-left agenda, further galvanizing conservative, grass-roots opposition. Only this time, we'll see the Incredible Hulk version of the Tea Party.

So I say, go, Rick, go!

Feds are wasting "tens of billions"

What a shocker! The GAO reports needless duplication of programs in the District of Corruption:

According to the Government Accountability Agency's 2012 annual report, nearly every department of the Executive Branch has room for improvement.

The report, which gives 51 areas and recommends 130 actions, follows a 2011 GAO report that showed 81 areas and 176 actions to be taken to "reduce or eliminate unnecessary duplication, overlap, or fragmentation or achieve other potential financial benefits."

"Collectively, these reports show that, if the actions are implemented, the government could potentially save tens of billions of dollars annually," Gene Dodaro, comptroller general for the U.S., said in remarks prepared for Tuesday's hearing in the House Oversight and Government Relations Committee.

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., also a witness Tuesday, estimated that waste and duplication costs taxpayers more like $100 billion per year.

It's not like this crisis has popped up out of nowhere. Social scientist and New York Times best-selling author Martin Gross, in his book, The Government Racket 2000, revealed that the duplication of effort, the wasteful turf wars between competing departments, and the ever-escalating battle for pork barrel projects are not anomalies that can be corrected; they are integral, inescapable products of an out-of-control, overgrown bureaucracy:

"[Washington DC] is the most dysfunctional government in the Western World. And there is a reason for that. The federal constitution gave the federal government very little power except for defence, commerce between the states, etc. And the federal government since Franklin Roosevelt has built this giant superstructure based on basically nothing. We have 154 different job-training programs in all 14 cabinet agencies. The US government has 127 different teenage programs in eight different cabinet agencies doing the same thing. The government makes no sense whatsoever."

The Founders established a central government with limited powers, with the people of the States retaining all powers not specifically delegated. But the Counter-Revolution of 1865 made the central government dominant over the people of the once-sovereign States. It's been a blast for the politically connected, scarfing up government-funded subsidies and sweetheart deals, but now the bill's come due. And guess who's going to get stuck with that?

Will Blacks Vote Republican?

UPDATE BELOW:

Black-white income and school performance gaps are as bad as ever, Wall Street cronies run everything, and blacks have suffered disproportionately from the housing crisis.

No wonder Obama's approval rating among blacks has plummeted all the way down to 99.2%. Here's why:



And check this out: The Obama campaign team has played the race card with "African Americans for Obama." (No, this isn't from the Onion.) Now we know what they mean by diversity. Hey, what if Rick Santorum launched a movement called, "Girly-Men for Rick," with a web site exclusively picturing white wimps in sweater vests?

The 'Fairness' Fraud

Thomas Sowell cuts through liberal baloney and says something that isn't supposed to be said these days: "racial justice" is nothing but a scam for getting votes. Ultimately, he argues, it is a means of manufacturing more voters dependent on government aid:

How does allowing politicians to take more money in taxes from successful people, to squander in ways that will improve their own reelection prospects, make anything more "fair" for others?

Even if additional tax revenue all went to poor single mothers – which it will not – the multiple problems of children raised by poor single mothers would not be cured by throwing money at them. Indeed, the skyrocketing of unwed motherhood began when government welfare programs began throwing money at teenage girls who got pregnant.

Children born and raised without fathers are a major problem to society and to themselves. There is nothing "fair" about increasing the number of such children.

Liberals want to mandate "coercive compassion" on us all - to make us better people, I suppose. In fact, their aim is not genuine compassion, or even fairness - it's all about power - as Sowell puts it, talk about fairness is nothing but "a fig leaf to cover politicians' naked attempts to grab more and more of the nation's resources."

Speaking Truth to Power

As much as I've griped about the servile corporate press, I have to recognize the integrity and grit of a reporter who dares question authority:

Last Wednesday in the White House briefing room, the administration’s press secretary, Jay Carney, opened on a somber note, citing the deaths of Marie Colvin and Anthony Shadid, two reporters who had died “in order to bring truth” while reporting in Syria.

Jake Tapper, the White House correspondent for ABC News, pointed out that the administration had lauded brave reporting in distant lands more than once and then asked, “How does that square with the fact that this administration has been so aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism in the United States by using the Espionage Act to take whistle-blowers to court?”

He then suggested that the administration seemed to believe that “the truth should come out abroad; it shouldn’t come out here.”

Toward the waning days of the bumbling Bush administration, the ruling elite was shaking in its booties - antiwar rallies, State sovereignty amendments, and growing distrust of the central government were rampant. Solution? A "liberal" Democrat comes in and almost instantly deflates opposition.

But once in power, Obama "the liberal" expanded the Afghan adventure, assaulted the Bill of Rights, and grew government. Had George W. Bush signed the unconstitutional NDAA, or surged in Afghanistan (with a $1 trillion price tag), or used the Espionage Act to silence whistle-blowers, there would have been riots in the streets.

That's why Obama has gotten a free pass with his authoritarian agenda - up to now.

So Jake Tapper, here's a toast of Rebel Yell in honor of your righteous, rebellious act of courage. You earned it.

Monday, February 27, 2012

What You're Not Supposed to Know about War

Thomas DiLorenzo is offering a five-week online course on a topic I wish Mitt, Rick, and Newt would take. It's for conservatives who think war not only defines patriotism, but conservatism. As DiLorenzo points out:

It is a testament to the power of government propaganda that several generations of self-described conservatives have held as their core belief that war and militarism are consistent with limited, constitutional government. These conservatives think they are "defending freedom" by supporting every military adventure that the state concocts. They are not.

I've been arguing that point for some time. It's something conservatives must understand if we're going to launch a real freedom movement.

The Attack of the Black Lesbians!

Both the crime and the perpetrators' defense ought to rewrite the record books:

Three [black] women accused of beating up a [white] gay man claim they cannot be charged with a hate crime because they are all lesbians.

Sisters Erika Stroud, 21, Felicia Stroud, 18, and Lydia Sanford, 20, are charged with viciously beating the man and breaking his nose after he bumped into them at a train station in Boston.

The women all face hate crime charges of assault and battery with intent to intimidate, which carries up to a 10-year prison sentence.

This gives me an idea.

Remember the Star Trek episode when Captain Kirk made a rogue computer self-destruct by overloading it with information that conflicted with its programming?

Maybe this post will blow everyone's mind at the Southern Poverty Law Center!

Quote of the day

“Since we cannot expect truth from our institutions, we must expect it from our writers.” Edward Abbey

Scotland moves toward vote on independence

The British government has opened negotiations with the Scottish National Party on setting up an independence referendum. Of course, the ramifications of this are HUGE:

After centuries of war with England, politicians in this stately city signed away Scotland’s sovereignty in the early 1700s for the promise of riches and the glory of empire. Three hundred years later, resurgent nationalists here are plotting a new rebellion to win it back. ...

The push here is being watched with nervous eyes across Europe, particularly in countries that have long struggled with powerful separatist movements, such as Spain and Belgium. At the same time, the prospect of an independent Scotland is sending shockwaves through Westminster, the seat of the British government in London.

There are times when commentary only detracts from the moment. So I'll just post this video of what may become the Scottish national anthem. The lyrics to "Scots Wha Hae" (Scots, who have) follow. Enjoy.



Scots wha ha'e wi' Wallace bled
Scots wham Bruce has often led
Welcome to your gory bed
Or to victory
Now's the day and now's the hour
See the front o' battle lour
See approach proud Edward's pow'r
Chains and slavery

Wha will be a traitor knave?
Wha can fill a coward's grave?
Wha sae base as be a slave?
Let him turn and flee!
Wha, for Scotland's king and law,
Freedom's sword will strongly draw,
Freeman stand or Freeman fa',
Let them follow me!

By oppression's woes and pains,
By your sons in servile chains,
We will drain our dearest veins,
But they shall be free.
Lay the proud usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in ev'ry foe!
Liberty's in ev'ry blow!
Let us do or die!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Is Obama losing Afghanistan?

Cue Jim Morrison: "This is the end." The inevitable is going down in Afghanistan:

France and Germany have followed their US and British counterparts by withdrawing civilian staff from Afghan ministries after US Nato forces were shot dead at the Afghan interior ministry. ...

The withdrawals came as an Afghan government driver who has disappeared and gone on the run was confirmed as the main suspect in the murder of two American officers killed in a high-security command centre in Kabul.

The shootings on Saturday afternoon deepened what is already one of the most serious crises of the decade-long Afghan campaign as the country continued to be buffeted by anti-Western protests after the alleged desecration of Korans on an American airbase.

On a sixth day of violent protest, grenades were thrown at an American outpost in Kunduz province, police officials said, wounding six American soldiers.

Of course, the pro-war, any-war crowd is screaming that it's all Obama's fault. At FreeRepublic, comments like this are typical:
“It's over, Obama officially loses Afghanistan”
‘loses’???

‘Lose’ implies fought and lost.

In this case, “O” surrendered and walked away. Watch for the scene with the helo on top of the building with screaming, crying, desperate people struggling to get out!!!

Uh, fellas? Have you forgotten that Obama inherited a losing war, and tried to salvage it by sending in an additional 30,000 troops back in 2009? It cost a trillion dollars - the same price tag as ObamaCare. Even George W. Bush thought Obama's surge was a good idea.

What's happening in Afghanistan is what happened to other "unbeatable" empires that invaded that country, including the British and Soviet Union. It's the graveyard of empires. But the stargazing Neocons thought they were different. It was Dick Cheney who announced victory back in 2002, stating, "the Taliban regime is out of business, permanently." It wasn't a victory - the Taliban, in the time-tested strategy of the guerrilla, merely melted into Afghanistan's mountainous landscape, only to strike back again on their own timetable.

And now these same people are clamoring for an attack on Iran? Just how insane ARE they?

This is how empires die. This is how imperial overstretch works. So pay close attention - you might not get to see this again.

Wyoming prepares for "complete meltdown of the federal government"

Citing the central government's inability to stop runaway debt, now over $15 trillion, and growing popular unrest, the Wyoming state legislature passed measures to set up state institutions to replace the federal government in the event of a meltdown:

State representatives on Friday advanced legislation to launch a study into what Wyoming should do in the event of a complete economic or political collapse in the United States.

House Bill 85 passed on first reading by a voice vote. It would create a state-run government continuity task force, which would study and prepare Wyoming for potential catastrophes, from disruptions in food and energy supplies to a complete meltdown of the federal government.

The task force would look at the feasibility of Wyoming issuing its own alternative currency, if needed. And House members approved an amendment Friday by state Rep. Kermit Brown, R-Laramie, to have the task force also examine conditions under which Wyoming would need to implement its own military draft, raise a standing army, and acquire strike aircraft and an aircraft carrier.

Tick-tock, tick-tock ...

Thanks to Jeff for the link!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Alabama Tackled Illegal Immigration and Unemployment Started Dropping

In its last session, the Alabama legislature passed a bill that enabled State agencies to enforce existing laws the federal government had ignored. The results were dramatic:

While conservatives championed the positive economic impact as the heavy social welfare burdens began to ease, the crowded emergency rooms thinned, and unemployment continued to drop.

“In the last three months alone, we’ve seen an unprecedented drop of 1.7 percentage points,” said Alabama Republican Gov. Robert Bentley in a January 20 statement.

Alabama House Majority Leader Rep. Micky Hammon (R-Decatur) said the law is replacing illegal immigrant labor with Alabamians.

“Despite how desperately illegal immigrant sympathizers have tried to portray this law as somehow harmful to our state’s economy, the truth is more Alabamians are working today thanks in part to our decision to crack down on illegal immigration.”

Why isn't the Obama administration fulfilling its constitutional duty to enforce immigration law? It's all about power. In a recent column, Ruth Marcus had this to say about the Democratic strategy for winning future elections:

In a recent paper for the Center for American Progress, Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin make the demography-is-destiny case — that the rising share of minority voters, in particular, “clearly favors Democrats.” This argues, they say, for a strategy of energizing the progressive base, not questing fruitlessly after independents.

It couldn't be spelled out any clearer than this: DC's machinery of power is working against us and for itself. The way forward is also clear: if we are to solve our own problems, it is up to the people of the sovereign States to take action, peacefully and legally, within their State governments.

Once we realize DC's only power comes from our consent and support, we can unplug this Frankenstein and reclaim our right to govern ourselves.

Friday, February 24, 2012

This day in history

In 1803, the Supreme Court ruled in Marbury v. Madison that any act of Congress which conflicts with the Constitution is null and void.

Wait - there are LIMITS to the central government's power?

Family values in the news

Kids have to learn not to diss the president:

A North Stamford father trying to make his pre-teenaged son listen to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech last month was arrested on a warrant Wednesday and accused of striking his son with a coffee mug when the youth would not pay attention.

Mohamed Shohan, 49, of 55 Mather Road, Stamford, was charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and risk of injury to a child. He was released after posting $5,000 bond and will be arraigned on the charges at state Superior Court in Stamford Thursday.

Israeli-American joins Sons of Confederate Veterans

A self-described ‘Jewish redneck’ and son of a former police chief rediscovers his Southern roots:

Arieh O’Sullivan left South Mississippi in 1981 to join the Israeli army. He has made a life as a journalist and olive farmer in that country, but holds tight to his Southern heritage in ways that sometimes perplex his friends, co-workers and even his mother. On Wednesday, he further tightened his connection to the region of his birth by taking the oath of the Sons of Confederate Veterans at Beauvoir.

Many Jews supported and fought for the Confederacy. Bernard Baruch would proudly display his father's Confederate officer's uniform to visiting friends, and would give a Rebel Yell whenever he heard "Dixie." Lewis Regenstein has written this account of the Moses family, his Confederate ancestors.

via Southern Heritage News & Views

Obama Lawyer: No Court Can Challenge Extrajudicial Execution at President’s Whim

Democrats want a powerful central government that can uproot traditional society and impose equality. Republicans want a powerful central government that will subsidize big business and fuel the military-industrial complex.

Inevitably, that kind of power will descend into tyranny. And here's what tyranny looks like:

The Obama administration’s top Pentagon lawyer on Wednesday said that courts have no business questioning executive branch decisions about whom to target for extra-judicial execution in the war on terror, even if that target is an American citizen.

“Belligerents who also happen to be U.S. citizens do not enjoy immunity where non-citizen belligerents are valid military objectives,” said Jeh C. Johnson, the Defense Department general counsel, in a speech at Yale Law School.

While the Obama administration’s policy here is not new – they’ve been conducting a drone war and assassinating U.S. citizens and non-citizens without ever providing the public evidence of those targets’ guilt – it was rare for an administration official to so publicly declare it like Johnson did.

How can Obama get away with this? It's simple. Both establishment parties unite under the myth of an armed force dedicated to world liberation. That myth garners popular support for the ruling elite. Liberals and minorities are attracted to the ideal of universal rights, while conservatives and rural whites admire the soldierly virtues of the armed forces.

So both mainstream liberalism and conservatism have been coopted into the authoritarian megastate.

Police say recluse mountain man responsible for two dozen burglaries

Uh-oh. Sounds like Ernest T. Bass is up to no good again.

Are youth becoming more conservative?

It's no secret that young people constitute the dynamic core of Ron Paul's surprising popularity. The reasons are many. For one thing, there's a new, deep distrust of big government felt throughout society, but especially by the young. Disapproval of DC's wars is near universal, but young people, who are the ones who must fight these wars, feel an understandable urgency to rein in an out-of-control government that thinks it must run the world. Little wonder Paul receives more donations from active military personnel than any other candidate.

Young people are attracted to Ron Paul's courageous stands against a ruling elite and its institutions, which they feel have betrayed them. Good jobs are hard to find. Many are saddled with crushing student loans.

Steve Sailer believes something new is taking shape, "the decline of the generation gap." The young are no longer viewing their parents as the enemy. As Sailer reminds us, "to get organized, people need to be in opposition to somebody." Without an external enemy, people find one at home. (See "American Civil War.") And the rise of multiculturalism, says Sailer, is creating a new generational unity within ethnic groups.

Young people who imagine the older generation is their enemy are learning hard lessons about who's who in an increasingly hostile, "multicultural" world. Here's a vivid and VERY satisfying example:

A vicious Marxist gang known as “Antifa” has staged violence attacks all over Europe. The group calls itself “anti-racist” and targets members of right-wing groups. Members of the gang routinely cross national borders to commit violent assaults. One of the ongoing projects of the gang in Germany is to vandalize Thor Steinar clothing stores. The group claims that the Arab-owned clothing line caters to “Nazis” by putting Viking/Norse imagery on some of their t-shirts.

However, a group of Antifa gangbangers got some poetic justice when a mob of Kurdish immigrants stormed their Berlin gang house and brutally beat members with baseball bats. The attack occurred just days ago. The Kurdish immigrants simply wanted to attack some white people, any white people.

The newspaper quotes a white female “with dreadlocks” as saying she is leaving the area for fear of “Kurdish and Arab mafia.” The newspaper states “the left’s worldview is faltering.”

Savor that last clause: "the left's worldview is faltering." The more your ideology clashes with reality, the harder reality is going to hurt. The "Antifa" saw themselves as noble, altruistic whites. The Kurd gang, however, only saw whites.

As Dr. Samuel Huntington has observed, "In the post-Cold War world flags count and so do other symbols of cultural identity, including crosses, crescents, and even head coverings, because culture counts, and cultural identity is what is most meaningful to most people. People are discovering new but often old identities and marching under new but often old flags which lead to wars with new but often old enemies." The Age of Ideology is dead, and the Age of Culture has arrived.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Obama expresses 'deep regret' over Koran burning

Oh, so he apologizes to Afghans for insulting their culture and faith.

Who remembers this insult against rural Christians?

"And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

Still waiting for an apology ...

The Big Money Behind the Anti-Buchanan Hate Campaign

The Ford Foundation, the Wallace Global Fund II, the Atlantic Advocacy Fund, Inc. - there are many sugar daddies carrying various far-left groups, such as La Raza and ColorofChange, the group that threw the tantrum that got Pat Buchanan fired from MSNBC.

Read the whole story about the megabucks behind the left.

This day in history


In 1836, Mexican general Santa Anna began the siege of the Alamo.

Today, his progeny, backed by the federal government, are swarming in for a rematch.

Quote of the day

"I believe that rank, unorganized human stupidity and selfishness explain well-nigh all deplorable social phenomena." John Derbyshire

35 percent of British adults sleep with bear

Teddy bear, that is.

Yes, THIS is what's become of the nation that forged the Empire on which the sun never set.

Something’s Rotten in the Republic

John Derbyshire, in his online and print articles, manages to be both witty and formidable. I'd say he owns one of the coolest heads in all punditry, right or left. However, in this must-read from TakiMag, the cool evaporates as he catalogs the crimes of our diversity-pimping ruling elite, and he veers into the realm of righteous outrage. A sample:

A February 19 Associated Press report carries the headline: “Immigrants trickling back to Ala despite crackdown”:

Ana Jimenez and her husband were so terrified of being sent back to their native Mexico when Alabama’s tough crackdown on illegal immigrants took effect that they fled more than 2,000 miles to Los Angeles, cramming into a two-bedroom apartment with more than 20 other relatives.

Now they are among the families coming back to cities like Birmingham, as the mass deportations never materialized and courts blocked parts of the law.

(I added the Birmingham link. Lotsa luck there, Ana! The whole thing is written in this triumphalist tone: Righteous people who’d been wronged are heroically asserting their humanity in the face of cruel oppression. Sound the trumpets!)

These are illegal immigrants the Associated Press is writing about: trespassers, scofflaws, job thieves, and future (or present if they get sick) welfare-state clients. And they are deemed worthy to receive benefits from a common fund into which neither they nor any of their forebears paid a single red cent.

You definitely want to read the whole thing.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Remote control murder

Paid for with your tax dollars:

Obama recently defended his controversial “drone campaign” in Pakistan as a “targeted, focused effort at people who are on a list of active terrorists,” adding that it “has not caused a huge number of civilian casualties.” Now, a shocking new report not only disputes that claim, but also reveals that the CIA has been using drones to deliberately target civilians, including rescuers and mourners at funerals.

Since Obama took office in 2009, “between 282 and 535 civilians have been credibly reported as killed, including more than 60 children,” writes Chris Woods of the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

And people wonder why we call DC a bloody empire.

Why is the cost of gas skyrocketing?

Because Obama, all the Republican candidates for president (except Ron Paul!), and Israel keep threatening war with Iran.

Yes, DC's insane foreign policy DOES affect our lives.

Mick Jagger sings "Commit a Crime" to Obama

C'mon, Mick! Obama has already signed the repeal of the Fifth and Sixth amendments. Don't give him any more ideas!

Man screaming "Allah is great!" on flight arrested

Sadly, bigoted Islamophobic passengers tackled him before seeing what he would do next. You know how xenophobes are - they just don't embrace "different" types of cultural expressions.

My favorite quote from a passenger: "He was screaming 'Allah is great! Allah is great!' you know, and it kinda worries you when that happens."

It would worry me, too.

Confederate Flag Rallies


Thanks to Patrick Fogerty for the link!

Immigration enforcement program to be shut down

The Obama administration plans to smother the 287(g) program to death by de-funding it.

This action will not only set out the welcome mat to whoever and whatever wants to illegally enter this country, but will directly affect the crime rate in our communities:

Defenders of the program, such as Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies, say Homeland Security is "putting politics ahead of public safety" by cutting back the 287(g) program. She said Secure Communities is helpful but that local officers working in the field are better able to identify illegal immigrants who may not have their fingerprints in federal databases, making it harder to identify them.

She said some agencies such as the Colorado Department of Public Safety have used their 287(g) officers to suppress drug and human smuggling, gang activity and identity theft and said many sheriffs and police chiefs prefer the program to Secure Communities.

If we, the people, had a say in this, border security would be increased, rather than neutered. A vast majority of Americans realize the border is broken:

67% of U.S. voters say that military troops should be deployed to the Mexican border to prevent illegal immigration (Rasmussen, May 2010).
88% of Americans say more federal law enforcement officials are needed along Mexican border (CNN, May 2010).

Problem is, DC is controlled by big business, which can never get enough cheap and exploitable labor. That's why the only effective measures to stop illegal immigration are at the State and local level.

So - on one side is DC, which has sided with the invading army of illegals, and on the other side, us. Think the people of the States can win this battle without asserting State sovereignty? Better think again.

Tito Perdue's The Node at Intellectual Conservative

If you missed my review of The Node the other day, here it is at Intellectual Conservative.

Confederate Independence Day – 150 Years

From Confederate Colonel:

Today, February 22, 2012, marks 150 years since the beginning of the Confederate States of America. On February 22, 1862, Jefferson Finis Davis was inaugurated as President of the Confederate States of America, having been elected to that office on November 6, 1861.

Today, of all days, is when the Confederate flag should be proudly on display.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Detroit Lawmakers Consider Making Toy Guns a Crime

But if water pistols are outlawed, only outlaws will have water pistols.

Former Congressman and Dukes of Hazzard Star Ben Jones Blasts Nascar Decision


Click image to Texas-size!

NASCAR has banned the "General Lee" Dodge Charger from the Phoenix Sprint Cup. It has the Confederate Battleflag on its roof, and therefore makes white liberals cry out of concern for blacks who may be frightened by the big, bad symbol.

Hypocritical nonsense, of course. So you have to admire the motives of former Georgia Congressman Ben Jones, who played "Cooter" in "The Dukes of Hazzard," which featured the "General Lee." And bless his heart, he does his level best to defend the South's most famous symbol:

"At a time when tens of millions of Americans are honoring their Union and Confederate ancestors during this Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, NASCAR has chosen to dishonor those Southerners who fought and died in that terrible conflict by caving to "political correctness" and the uninformed concerns of corporate sponsors.

This is also an extraordinary insult to rural Southerners, who are NASCAR's oldest and most fervent fan base, and it sends a message against inclusion and against the need for diversity. Many of us who are descended from ancestors who fought for the South see this as a crude dishonoring of our kinfolks and our heritage. Our ancestors were proud Americans who had fought for our Nation before the Civil War and have served honorably in every conflict since then."

Inclusion? Diversity?

As I've argued about "racism," "diversity" is a booby-trap. Using the term as a social ideal endorses the left/globalist agenda. "Racism" DOES NOT mean "attacking a person because of their race." In fact, many liberals and race racketeers argue that blacks cannot be racist since they don't have power over whites. (They don't?) Instead, the term smuggles certain leftist articles of faith into the conversation, including, "Expressions of white self-esteem harm blacks," and "White success is due to white privilege." Implicit in these assumptions is the idea that government must take action against whites in the name of social justice.

Similarly, "diversity" is a code word for "There's too many damn white people around here!" When you use the term, you rubber-stamp the evil ideology that invented it.

Mitt Romney Loves Cars, Lakes, & Trees...


THIS is the Republicans' last, best hope for the 2012 presidential election? Wow. Romney is the human equivalent of Gertrude Stein's epitaph of Oakland, California: "There is no there, there." He'll mouth whatever words, and gladly mutate into whatever it takes to win votes. Sad.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Violent crime in D.C. surges in 2012

This isn't surprising:

Violent crime so far this year in the District has spiked sharply — a 40 percent increase that includes twice as many robberies at gunpoint than at this time last year.

Across the city, all police districts are reporting increases in violent crime, and all but one have had double-digit percentage increases, according to internal Metropolitan Police Department documents. The documents contained preliminary crime data for the city as of Thursday.

Crime and DC go together like a hand in a glove. But the crime in DC is supposed to be committed inside the Capitol, not outside, where everyone can see it.

Democratic Civility in the news

First, Maxine Waters announces that Republicans are really "demons."

Now we hear that a pastor is convinced that Satan is behind opposition against Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Here's a little background on JJJ. I think the pastor's got it backwards.

Megacities are good for the environment

Sure they are - read this report on how the grotesque concrete hell-hole called Los Angeles is sucking the California countryside dry:

Los Angeles' water wars continue, with the city suing the state in Superior Court, claiming that the state's demand for dust abatement at Owens Lake could cost taxpayers $1.5 billion.

The City of Los Angeles challenges the validity of Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District's dust pollution control program, under a section of the Health and Safety Code.

Los Angeles claims the program could cost $1.5 billion - "the most expensive dust control program in the entire nation, and likely the world."

Face it Buchanan, America is Changing

That's the title of a snippy retort to Pat Buchanan's Suicide of a Superpower. Specifically, it's a "Nyah-nyah!" to Buchanan's warning that white America is imperiled. Not only does the writer scoff at the consequences Buchanan foresees from demographic revolution, but even asserts the end of European America will be a good thing:

In other words, we can be confident that this ending will be yet another in a jarring series of gateways to an ever freer, richer, and more powerful future. Such optimism may be out of step with the spirit of the moment, but it is still the most reasonable and sober expectation of what’s in store for us.

We are too independent to tolerate the claustrophobic, manufactured unity of a top-down cultural mandate. Conservatives may score a few short term points selling Buchanan’s white Tribalism, but in America the “culture warriors” of each new generation always lose. In the long run his vision is a blueprint for little more or less than Republican political failure.

The nation, if necessary, will simply go on without us.

Typical liberal fluff? The kind of pathological altruism you'd expect from a hard-left Democrat? Maybe - but the writer, Chris Ladd, is the Republican Precinct Committeeman in DuPage County, Illinois. The site he's writing at is Frum Forum, a Neocon echo chamber.

Still think either of the major parties represents our best interests? Is it possible we need to start thinking and acting outside the box?

The box they want us in is a coffin. Pardon me if I resist.

Secede from Charlotte!

Finally - a living, breathing secession movement I can join! And right in my own back yard! Yes, there's a movement to secede from Charlotte:

The residents in South Charlotte should be represented by local governments that are responsive and accountable to their needs. Reverse annexation currently happens in North Carolina without widespread public attention. Separation from Charlotte can be done! It’s a matter of getting the General Assembly to take action. Many actions are ongoing. The final result could take several forms.

An unincorporated community in South Mecklenburg
A new incorporated town in South Mecklenburg
Separated areas merged with towns already in South Mecklenburg Such as Pineville, Matthews or Mint Hill
A mixture of the above

Just in time for the Democratic National Convention! Ha!

League of the South outreach at SC gun show

Check out this report from the Southern Nationalist Network. Good job, men!

Insanity as the New Norm: A Review of Tito Perdue’s The Node

My review of Tito Perdue's latest novel, The Node, is now available at Conservative Heritage Times.

What would the world look like if multiculturalism and consumerism are taken to their logical extreme? The Node is a funny (and scary!) possible scenario, from "one of the most important contemporary Southern writers."

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Paul: U.S. "slipping into a fascist system"

CBS News reports that Ron Paul is once again crying about the sky falling:

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul warned the U.S. is "slipping into a fascist system" dominated by government and businesses as he held a fiery rally Saturday night upstaging established Republican Party banquets a short distance away.

The Texas congressman drew a couple thousand standing and chanting people to Kansas City's Union Station as the party's establishment dined on steak across the street at the Missouri GOP's annual conference. Kansas Republicans were holding a similar convention in a suburb across the state line. ...

"We've slipped away from a true Republic," Paul said. "Now we're slipping into a fascist system where it's a combination of government and big business and authoritarian rule and the suppression of the individual rights of each and every American citizen."

That Ron Paul. What a worry wart! Just because the federal government can now order the indefinite detention of its subjects, and pursues a militaristic foreign policy doesn't make DC a fascist government.

However, if Obama started wearing uniforms and a funny hat, we should worry.

Ed Sebesta watch

Whenever I get a case of the lazies, I go to Ed Sebesta's blog for easy targets. Once again, he has provided for me generously.

Here are some of his signature misspellings that jumped out from the screen:

- More an more people are beginning to grasp what a neo-Confederate historical consciousness is about.

- From Forum understands what neo-Confederacy is all about. [It's the Frum Forum.]

- I had this blog posting when the Council of Conservative Citizens were calling the Carthaginians Greeks in some pompos historical exposition.

- Or they searched the Internet to find some confused website which misrepresented Jackson's accomplishment and siezed upon it to be aggrevied.

- Did the Wright brothers invent the airplane or were they the first ones to figure out that you needed a gasoline engin to supply the power without excessive weight?

One of his blog entries questions a Council of Conservative Citizens' post which argues that, contrary to Black History Month hype, a black man did not invent ice cream. Sebesta counters that innovations are often the result of numerous improvements made by several people, and a process for manufacturing an invention is as significant as inventing it. That's a valid point. But look how he makes it:

I am focusing on this posting since as an engineer and a person who reads about the history of technological innovation I am better qualified to comment [on] it.

Wait - we're supposed to accept technological advice from a man who can't even figure out how to use spell check?

But then he offers this killer:

Well modern ice cream is a frozen desert so it doesn't match. Many things are chilled, but that is very different than frozen.

True. And a frozen dessert is very different from a frozen desert.


It's also true that Ed Sebesta is very different from an eloquent pundit.

This day in history

In 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order that resulted in the internment of thousands of Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast.

But remember, the federal government is the best protector of liberty.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Suicide bomber arrested near Capitol

A Muslim who thought he was working with al-Qaeda was stopped in his tracks yesterday before he reached his target. He was wearing an inoperative suicide vest provided to him by undercover FBI agents.

Okay, we could dismiss this as just another feeble-minded loser manipulated by a sting. The fact remains that the intention was there, and that he was apparently on his way to commit mass murder. Another disturbing fact about this case is that the suspect, Amine El Khalifi, had been in the US for ten years as an illegal alien. Ten years?

Does this say something about the wisdom of allowing Muslims into this country? And does it suggest possible problems with DC's lax enforcement of immigration law?

The next homicidal fanatic might meet up with real al-Qaeda agents. So doesn't it make sense to keep these people from coming here? Just asking.

You're illegal? Here's $350,000 and amnesty!

This is so outrageous I won't even try to comment on it. Just try and make sense of this latest insanity:

The inmates are running the asylum. This Administration has served notice on every illegal alien invader across America: do not be afraid – you are above the law.

Eleven illegal aliens who claimed ICE agents “violated their rights” in 2007 raids on their New Haven neighborhood have won a $350,000 settlement from the U.S. government, which also agreed to halt deportation proceedings against the plaintiffs, their attorneys said Tuesday.

I wonder if the Roman Empire tried this brilliant tactic against invading Goths?

Thanks to Big Chief for the link!

Should California secede?

Richard Green, a professor of public policy at the University of Southern California, believes secession makes perfect sense for California. The Golden State, he argues, does not get its fair share of the federal gasoline tax, and in effect subsidizes most of the red states by paying more to DC than it receives.

We need more studies like this. Slogans, rousing songs, and flags waved in defiance rouse us to band together and fight, but movements cannot ignore the economic implications of what they're fighting for.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Great moments in diversity

I couldn't make up stuff like this:

In another instance of harmony in post-racial America, a white Aryan Nations member joined forces with a black gang member to distribute methamphetamine in Missouri, according to federal investigators.

The partnership between white supremacist Richard Treis, 38, and Robert “Biz” Swinney, 22, was torn asunder by an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration probe that resulted in this month’s indictment of Treis, Swinney, and five codefendants on a variety of drug distribution and conspiracy charges.

According to investigators, Swinney allegedly marshaled a network of friends, relatives, and fellow gang members in St. Louis to purchase decongestants containing pseudoephedrine from various stores. Swinney then allegedly sold the pseudoephedrine to Treis, who cooked it down into meth.

But be warned: if you are subject to nightmares, you might not want to click on the link. These are two uuuuuuugly dudes.

Colorado and Rhode Island Counties Reject NDAA

What can I do to advance the Cause?

Here's a worthwhile project: Petition your city council representative, county commissioner, or state legislator to pass this resolution nullifying the unconstitutional NDAA:

“the Legislature finds that the enactment into law by the United States Congress of Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, Public Law Number 112-81, is inimical to the liberty, security and well-being of the people of (STATE), and was adopted by the United States Congress in violation of the limits of federal power in United States Constitution”

State nullification is the first step toward secession. Click here to see the latest news in this effort.

The New Blacklist

In case you haven't heard, Pat Buchanan has been fired from MSNBC. Unable to debate his arguments, the leftist goons have worked behind the scenes to silence him.

They have won. For now.

Buchanan, however, is unbowed:

Without a hearing, they smear and stigmatize as racist, homophobic or anti-Semitic any who contradict what George Orwell once called their “smelly little orthodoxies.” They then demand that the heretic recant, grovel, apologize, and pledge to go forth and sin no more.

Defy them, and they will go after the network where you work, the newspapers that carry your column, the conventions that invite you to speak. If all else fails, they go after the advertisers.

I know these blacklisters. They operate behind closed doors, with phone calls, mailed threats and off-the-record meetings. They work in the dark because, as Al Smith said, nothing un-American can live in the sunlight.

Those of us in the League of the South know what Pat's talking about. For our opposition to the murderous, increasingly authoritarian regime in DC, we are stigmatized as "racist" by the sneaking lackeys who profit from discrediting dissent against the empire.

Like Pat, we will fight on.

Car Jack used to Breach Border Fence


Our body security is a JOKE! Thanks to NumbersUSA for posting.

This day in history


A sailboat waits for the CSS Hunley to rise.

In 1864, the Confederate submarine Hunley, equipped with an explosive at the end of a protruding spar, rammed and sank the Union's ship Housatonic off the coast of Charleston, S.C.

The Hunley's mission was to end the terrorist Federal bombardment of downtown Charleston, which had begun August 22, 1863, and would continue for 587 days.

Is that supposed to save the Union, Dave?

Tory David Cameron trekked up to Scotland to coax and threaten Scots to stay in their union with England. He used worn symbols of Scottish heritage to appeal to growing Scottish pride, as well as promises of greater autonomy to urge Scots to reject independence.

But Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond wasn't convinced:

"If the Prime Minister has an offer to make to the people of Scotland, then he should make it now … so that we can have a clear debate and a clear decision on the alternative futures for Scotland," Mr Salmond told the BBC. "This idea of saying 'well, vote no and we'll give you something later' I don't think is going to convince anyone in Scotland."

Good for Scotland! So when do we get OUR vote?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Occupy Camp Storm Drain Investigation Continues

Occupy Charlotte's proud legacy lingers on:

City Water Quality Manager Daryl Hammock says there was clearly human sewage in that storm drain when the Occupiers cleared out.

"It looks like that it was multiple uses over some time but I wouldn't describe it as a large amount," says Hammock.

The city took photos and evidence from the drain and now Hammock is trying to figure out "whodunit." The culprit could get a notice of violation and a fine. If it was the Occupy Charlotte campers, they're leaderless and pretty amorphous.

That's a perfect description of the Occupy movement: "leaderless and pretty amorphous." Just like the mysterious, stinking pile the Charlotte water department is dealing with now.

One thing we do know: from little boys playing with matches, to dirty hippies using a storm drain as their outhouse, we will never forget what the Occupiers accomplished. Never.

Maxine Waters Wants To "Socialize" Oil Companies

This is priceless! Maxine Waters, referring to herself as "This Liberal," explains, in a slip of the tongue, "what this whole thing is all about." Whoops! Did she say "socialize?"

And don't miss the reaction of the people around her!

Time to Tame the Federal Beast

Judge Andrew Napolitano, in his latest Town Hall article, catalogs DC's swindles, deceptions, usurpations, and outright assaults on our traditional liberties, then compares DC's outrages with what King George III's government did to the American colonists until they could stand no more.

So far, so good. But then he concludes, "We need a game changer in the White House, now more than ever."

Now I like Napolitano, but he falls short here. Consider: Did the Founders take their stand against Parliament by demanding a new Prime Minister? Or, for a more apt analogy, did the nations of Eastern Europe in the 1990s call for new, more sensitive masters in the Kremlin?

No - instead, they reasserted their absolute right to govern themselves. And that, and nothing less, is what we must demand.

If only we had an historical and legal basis for doing the same ...

This day in history

In 1918, Lithuania proclaimed its independence from Russia.

This small but valiant nation was "liberated" by the Soviet Union in 1940. But 50 years later, Lithuania re-asserted its independence.

Announcing The 2012 LS National Conference

It is my pleasure to announce that the 2012 League of the South national conference will be held in the new Alabama LS culture center and headquarters in Wallsboro (Elmore County), Alabama, on 20-21 July (Friday-Saturday). The LS building is located on US Hwy. 231 north of Montgomery, the first Capital of the Confederacy. The new venue was opened to the public on Saturday, 21 January, with speeches, music, food, and good Southern fellowship.

Click here for more details. See you there!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Nancy Grace On Whitney Houston’s Death: ‘Who Let Her Slip, Or Pushed Her, Underneath That Water?’

Nancy Grace knows what happened to Whitney Houston - she was attacked by the Duke lacrosse team.

Breaking: Issa turns up heat on Holder

Will Congressman Darrell Issa, the chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issue a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder?

This is getting exciting! Break out the popcorn!

Quote of the day

“I am the last white man on my block and yet I get lectured about multiculturalism and diversity by people who live in all-white neighborhoods.” Sam Francis

The Paul Puzzle

Why is it, wonders Claire Thompson, that the oldest candidate for president enjoys the most widespread and fervent support from the young - the very ones who once supported Obama? Simple - like many of their parents, young voters feel betrayed by a corrupt system:

Youth disillusionment with politics is nothing new. But for the generation that propelled Obama to victory, the hope-filled high of his campaign and election has had a particularly rough comedown. A Harvard Institute of Politics survey [PDF] found, in December of last year, that young Americans aged 18-29 believe, by a 4-to-1 ratio, that the country is headed in the wrong direction. That’s up from a 2-to-1 ratio in March 2011.

Remember, Obama was the antiwar and pro-civil liberty candidate, whose platform supposedly offered a break from the endless war and assaults on the Bill of Rights foisted on us by Bush and Cheney.

But once in office, Obama has not only failed to reverse Bush's authoritarian course, but has stepped on the imperial accelerator, keeping and expanding domestic surveillance and a militaristic foreign policy. That's because, as we say here at Rebellion, "Interventionism abroad feeds interventionism at home."

Obama's election proves our argument that DC cannot be reformed. No matter which party is in power, big government just gets bigger, and more threatening.

Ron Paul's surprising success reveals a growing awareness that the system is indeed broken, and it's time for a new direction. We couldn't agree more.

This day in history

In 1989, more than 100,000 Soviet troops withdrew from Afghanistan almost 10 years after the USSR invaded the country.

Good thing the Soviets demonstrated the folly of trying to occupy the graveyard of empires. Otherwise, other fools might follow.

Santorum? Really?


Let's deal with the picture above, starting from the left.

First, we have Tim Wise, whose blistering hatred of whites is so undisguised, he's esteemed by the left as "among the most respected anti-racist writers & educators." Tim once wrote an open letter to "white America" in which he sneered, "You’re on the endangered list. And unlike, say, the bald eagle or some exotic species of muskrat, you are not worth saving."

No wonder he's so respected.

Then there's Jamie Kirchick, a Neocon mouthpiece who gets all giddy whenever rumors arise about DC preparing to mutilate another Middle-Eastern country - which, these days, is just about every day. So he's one happy boy. He's also such a militant homosexual advocate that he thinks the Pentagon needs a homosexual brigade. No, really. (By the way, read this hit piece Kirchick wrote for the New York Sun against me and the League of the South because of our opposition to the invasion of Iraq.)

And on the right we have Rick Santorum. What does this trigger-happy applicant for the position of Temporary Dictator have in common with the first two? Well, in addition to the nauseating smugness radiating from his oval face, there's the sissy's over-the-top fascination with violence - that is, violence committed by others at a safe distance from himself. Santorum, like Wise and Kirchick, are cheerleaders of genocide and war, not perpetrators. It's not for them to risk smudging their fingers by going onto the field and actually doing the things they advocate.

So look at those faces, the faces of manly men who are viewed as today's heroes and leaders, and you'll have a pretty good idea why this is such a sick society.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Civil Rights Act's Main Beneficiary Has Been Washington, D.C.

Who says the Civil Rights revolution was more about the expansion of the central government's power than liberation? Well, the League of the South, for one. And now there's Forbes:

Civil rights legislation provided the primary catalyst for government’s escalation since WWII. Sadly, the Civil Rights Act brought neither legal equality as proposed in theory; nor equality of outcomes to which the Left strove in practice. The CRA failed doubly. First, rather than ending, it merely redirected public discrimination. Second, it empowered public officials to invade previously private spheres.

Such legislation lubricated the machinations of muscular government redistribution. President Johnson, soon after the CRA’s passage, shifted to begin promoting Great Society initiatives by promising blacks, “not just equality as a right and a theory but equality as a fact and equality as a result.” To lessen inequality, Washington’s principle endeavor has become leveling wealth through massive redistribution schemes.

Told ya.

Whatever government does, it does it for power and treasure, not for merit badges, and the overgrown monster in the District of Corruption is no different. The War to Prevent Southern Independence, Reconstruction, the Spanish-American War, the brutal conquest of the Philippines, and all of DC's other wars, including the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, were NOT for liberation, or spreading democracy, but for expanding the power of the politically connected in DC. The regime in DC pretties up its crimes by posing as the Johnny Appleseed of Freedom, wandering the world, planting the shoots of democracy everywhere it roams, but it's all empty words. In reality, the DC Empire is as murderous and grasping as any other ruthless empire.

When will the American people learn? Maybe it's started ...

White House Underestimated 2012 Deficit by $769.5B--or 138 Percent

First of all, it's just mind boggling that Obama would submit a budget for 2012 that ADDS to the national debt by $557.4 billion. Problem is, his numbers were a little off. His budget will actually increase the existing debt by $1.3269 trillion.

Well, nobody's perfect. But this is par for the course these days.

Is there anyone out there who really thinks DC is going to solve the problems that it created?

Quote of the day

"Whenever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force." Thomas Jefferson, Kentucky Resolutions, 1798.

Monday, February 13, 2012

This day in history


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This is the grave of Cole Younger, located near my home in Lee's Summit, MO.
Jamie S.


In 1866, the gang that included Jesse James and Cole Younger committed their first bank robbery in Liberty, Mo.

A former Confederate fighter, Jesse James had served with "Bloody Bill" Anderson and William Quantrill. After the war, James's outlaw band raided banks and railroads, and were viewed as modern-day Robin Hoods.

Quote of the day

"One is a practicing polygamist, and he's not even the Mormon." Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, on the Republican candidates for president.

Announcing The 2012 LS National Conference

From Michael Hill: It is my pleasure to announce that the 2012 League of the South national conference will be held in the new Alabama LS culture center and headquarters in Wallsboro (Elmore County), Alabama, on 20-21 July (Friday-Saturday). The LS building is located on US Hwy. 231 north of Montgomery, the first Capital of the Confederacy. The new venue was opened to the public on Saturday, 21 January, with speeches, music, food, and good Southern fellowship. We look forward to showing off our newest League real estate to you all this coming summer. Please mark the dates on your calendar and plan to join us for a fun, informative, and inspiring weekend on our own beautiful property.

Information about the program, speakers, entertainment, lodging, etc. will be forthcoming.

League of the South's statement on Obama's abortion order

via The Catholic Knight:

The following statement was sent to me by Dr. Michael Hill, president of the League of the South, an organisation promoting the cultural, economic and political independence of Dixieland...

League of the South statement on Obama's attack on Christians:

9 February 2012

The League of the South abhors President Barack Obama's heavy-handed diktat that would require Christians, both Catholic and Protestant, to purchase (and Christian institutions to provide) health insurance plans that cover sterilizations and artificial contraceptives, including those that induce abortions.

League President, Dr. Michael Hill, noted that "Southerners have respect for human life, in all its stages, as a gift from God. Life should be preserved, nurtured, and protected. What this regime demands is that we support a culture of death. I can assure Mr. Obama that the traditional South will never be complicit in such an enormity. We revere the tenets of our common, historic Christian faith and acknowledge its supremacy over man-made laws, judgements, and opinions. No regime can force us to abandon our conscience on this matter."

No political organisation in the United States has come out with such a strong statement in support of the U.S. Catholic Church's holy crusade against the Obama administration's HHS mandate.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Israel ‘will strike’ Iran to ‘prevent a second holocaust’

Thus Spake Krauthammer. So if you don't support this blatant violation of international law, you must be an anti-Semite.

Quote of the day

"Keep right on past Freddy’s, he’s one of the greedy Jew bastards killing our people. Don’t give the Jew a dime." Al Sharpton, who has condemned Peter Brimelow for his "extreme and exclusionary" views on illegal immigration.

Controversy at CPAC!

As we all know, "controversy" is what happens when anyone does or says something liberals don't approve of. And what could be more controversial than questioning DC's open borders policy? That's what Peter Brimelow, editor of VDARE, did at the Conservative Political Action Conference this week, according to this CBS report. For example, Brimelow said California used to be "paradise" but is now "totally overrun by barrios of illegal immigrants."

And read how the director of the American Conservative Union poked the hornet's nest even more with his response to liberal condemnation:

Controversy over an immigration opponent who spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) blind-sided conference organizers who say they didn't know who he was before this week.

Al Cardenas, director of the American Conservative Union (ACU), which organizes CPAC, said he had never heard of Peter Brimelow, editor of VDARE.com, who has been labeled a white nationalist by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

"I don't really know what his values are," Cardenas said. "I have asked my staff to delve into that."

"I want to personally see what he precisely said or written before forming judgement," he said.

Doesn't Cardenas know that whenever someone accuses you of associating with a "white nationalist," you're supposed to put your tail between your legs, roll onto your back to expose your vulnerable belly, and whimper for forgiveness? I mean, Brimelow has been tried and convicted by the totally objective SPLC. What sort of person would question THEM?

Of course, if you're one of those rogues who doesn't let the SPLC do your thinking for you, you might want to determine if Brimelow might have a point about what's happening to California.

Consider this statement:

Thousands arrive illegally from Mexico into California each year—and the state is now home to fully 40 percent of America’s immigrants, legal and illegal. They come in such numbers because a tacit alliance of Right and Left has created an open-borders policy, aimed at keeping wage labor cheap and social problems ever fresh, so that the ministrations of Chicano studies professors, La Raza activists, and all the other self-appointed defenders of group causes will never be unneeded.

That's Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, an eminent historian who teaches at California State University, in an article entitled Do We Want Mexifornia?

So where's the controversy? Did CPAC attendees boo Peter Brimelow? No - they applauded him. As I said, the so-called controversy is restricted to liberal outrage at conservative dissent. Here's what the CBS report cited:

The liberal group People for the American Way released a statement condemning CPAC organizers for giving Brimelow a platform. Liberal websites have also attacked CPAC over his inclusion.

"It's shocking that the CPAC would provide a platform for someone like Brimelow," said Michael Keegan, president of People For the American Way. "Responsible GOP leaders should speak out against the bigotry and hatred that Brimelow and VDARE push on a regular basis."

Shocking, isn't it? Because the definition of HATE! is free speech and fact-based argument that counter liberal dogma.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Mitt Romney will save us!

According to Karen De Coster, there are two Mitt Romneys. There's the Mitt Romney who assures us he's the gun owner's best bud, and then there's the Mitt Romney who signed legislation that would "stop the flood of dangerous weapons" into Massachusetts.

Karen De Coster is a dangerous person. She thinks we should judge politicians by their actions instead of their promises! Just imagine what would happen if a majority of Americans adopted her way of thinking?

How liberals learned to love the Empire


Glenn Greenwald is sickened by his fellow progressives' support for Obama's murderous and authoritarian policies:

Indeed:is there even a single liberal pundit, blogger or commentator who would have defended George Bush and Dick Cheney if they (rather than Obama) had been secretly targeting American citizens for execution without due process, or slaughtering children, rescuers and funeral attendees with drones, or continuing indefinite detention even a full decade after 9/11? Please. How any of these people can even look in the mirror, behold the oozing, limitless intellectual dishonesty, and not want to smash what they see is truly mystifying to me.

Greenwald's article appears on the liberal Salon site, where liberal outrage is expressed in vivid and forceful language - though it's directed not at Obama, but at immigration restrictionist Peter Brimelow, who's speaking at CPAC.

So - enforcing existing immigration law is evil, but murdering innocent civilians and ignoring the Bill of Rights is okay?

I can't think of a better illustration of the futility of national elections as a means of changing national policy. Obama's actions as Temporary Dictator prove that the DC Empire cannot be reformed. Republican or Democrat, it makes no difference; the business of Empire slouches onward. As long as this overgrown monster exists, it will attract those who want the unnatural power DC commands.

There's only one answer, the same thing that put an end to the other evil empire: Peaceful secession.

Obama's latest decree

This story is so messed up it hurts to read it:

The Obama administration will free 10 states from the requirements of No Child Left Behind, responding to complaints from teachers and school administrators across the country that the nation’s main education law is outdated and punitive.

President Obama is scheduled to announce the first round of waivers Thursday afternoon, according to an administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly. The administration said last year that it would award waivers because Congress had failed to revamp the 10-year-old law, despite widespread agreement between Democrats and Republicans that the legislation was flawed and in need of an overhaul.

I warned you.

First, we're talking about a bill Congress had NO AUTHORITY to pass. It was James Madison who wrote, "[T]he proposed government cannot be deemed a national one; since its jurisdiction extends to certain enumerated objects only, and leaves to the several States a residuary and inviolable sovereignty over all other objects." And nowhere in the Constitution or any of its amendments do the sovereign States grant Congress the authority to control education.

So the proper response to NCLB was to nullify it, as the people of Missouri did with ObamaCare.

Instead, State legislatures are begging for royal decrees for exceptions to this disastrous piece of micromanagement. That only affirms DC's arbitrary and absolute power.

Even more telling is the part about how Congress could not agree how to modify NCLB. What a testament to how inept and useless the central government has become.

And what an argument for State sovereignty!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

This day in history

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

In 1991, Lithuanians voted overwhelmingly for independence from the Soviet Union.

The breakup of the Soviet Union proved Jefferson Davis WAS right when he predicted, “The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form.”

Southern Baptist leader: "We will not comply."

I've often wondered lately whatever happened to the "Southern" part of "Southern Baptist." By golly, it's still there:

One of the most influential evangelical leaders in the United States says Christians should go to jail rather than comply with the Obama administration’s mandate to provide all contraception, including abortion-inducing drugs, in their health care plans.

Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), told LifeSiteNews.com "we will not comply" with the Dept. of Health and Human Services’ mandate requiring religious institutions to cover abortifacient products such as Plan B, Ella, and the IUD.

The first Obama administration sparked the rise of the Tea Parties. When Obama wins a second term, he'll drop his pretense of moderation and impose such radical and intolerable policies that even more widespread, intense, and more organized opposition will rise up.

Who knows? We could even see a Southern spring. I think we just got a peek at it.

That's why I'm voting for Obama in November. Hope. Change.

The real threat to liberty

An overgrown standing army is not the same thing as citizen-soldiers defending their homeland. A standing army, as Thomas Jefferson warned, is "inconsistent with [a people's] freedom and subversive of their quiet.” James Madison agreed: “As the greatest danger to liberty is from large standing armies, it is best to prevent them by an effectual provision for a good militia.”

Now that we have a central government claiming the power to indefinitely detain Americans without charges, we see that Jefferson and Madison were right. Sadly, with the nationalization of the States' militias, the central government now enjoys a near-monopoly on armed forces. That makes the military DC's chief enforcement machinery.

Little wonder, then, that leftist proponents of big government fully support a big military. As Charles Davis points out, many on the left see the military as a model for the entire nation:

Nick Kristof, a reliably center-left voice on The New York Times op-ed page, has even called the U.S. military a model for the country as a whole — and a progressive one, at that.

“You see, when our armed forces are not firing missiles, they live by an astonishingly liberal ethos,” writes Kristof, whistling past that whole messy killing part of military service, as well as its illiberal characteristics, such as hierarchy and rape culture, in favor of feel-good heroizing. “In Afghanistan, for example” — the country bombed and militarily occupied by the U.S. military for going on a decade now — “soldiers sometimes dig into their own pockets to help provide supplies for local schools.”

Presidents likewise begin nearly every major national address these days with the same paeans to the military, complete with the usual platitudes about the glory of killing and potentially being killed on behalf of the United States’ unusually bloody brand of Freedom. In his January State of the Union address, President Obama declared the armed forces a “testament” to American values, with the sort of “courage, selflessness, and teamwork” that the rest of the nation would do well to emulate.

As we've said before, leftist ideology backed by a bloated military is a prescription for tyranny.

What rogue regimes support terror?

Israel and DC, of course:

Deadly attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists are being carried out by an Iranian dissident group that is financed, trained and armed by Israel’s secret service, U.S. officials tell NBC News, confirming charges leveled by Iran’s leaders.

The group, the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, has long been designated as a terrorist group by the United States, accused of killing American servicemen and contractors in the 1970s and supporting the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran before breaking with the Iranian mullahs in 1980.

I'm convinced the US and Israel are trying to provoke Iran so they can launch the war they've wanted for years and claim Iran "started it."

We should be ashamed of the thugs and murderers in DC.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Coming to a sky near you

Drones? Aren't those the cool remote killers of Islamomeanies in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan?

Well, don't look now, but that same weapon will soon be checking out the activities of loyal (or else!) subjects of the DC imperium:

Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s … a drone, and it’s watching you. That’s what privacy advocates fear from a bill Congress passed this week to make it easier for the government to fly unmanned spy planes in U.S. airspace.

The FAA Reauthorization Act, which President Obama is expected to sign, also orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015.

Privacy advocates say the measure will lead to widespread use of drones for electronic surveillance by police agencies across the country and eventually by private companies as well.

Those uber-patriots who had no problem with how the Empire has handled its subjects abroad have no grounds for objecting to it doing the same at home. After all, in a global democratic empire, we're all the same.

Racism on trial in North Carolina

Don't you just love those lurid headlines?

All news organizations do, even the once-stately BBC. Here's the BBC's take on North Carolina's effort to achieve equality of outcomes between the races in criminal sentencing:

In 1991, 18-year-old Marcus Reymond Robinson and a friend convinced Erik Tornblom, 17, to give them a ride home from a gas station.

Robinson and his friend then pulled a gun on Tornblom, forced him to drive to a field, took his car and his money and shot him in the head.

A jury later convicted Robinson, who is black, of pulling the trigger on Tornblom, who was white. The prosecution presented evidence that Robinson said he wanted to kill a "whitey".

He was sentenced to death and scheduled to be executed in 2007. But like many death row convicts, he has survived past that date, and continues to appeal his sentence.

Last week, he appeared in a North Carolina courtroom as the first death row inmate to present evidence under North Carolina's Racial Justice Act (RJA), a controversial law designed to compensate for bias in the judicial system.

This raises a lot of questions. For starters, if this insidious thing called "racism" managed to infect the jury that sentenced Mr. Robinson, why isn't the entire judicial procedure likewise invalid? Why can't he simply walk?

And I wonder - if the races had been reversed, and the killer had vowed to kill a black, would there be ANY discussion about reversing a death penalty?

Beware those 'anti-government extremists'

It's not news that our handlers want the general public to think anyone who refers to constitutional rights, especially gun and privacy rights, are "dangerous extremists."

What's interesting is the readers' reactions to the Reuters story. Here's a sample:

- Seeing as 89% of Americans see the Government as the single greatest threat to their freedom….who exactly is this warning being directed to?????

Seeing as there are roughy 14.6 Million gov’t employees, the country, ironically almost the exact number as 11% of the work force that didn’t see the gov’t as the single greatest threat, that would mean that the FBI is warning the rest of gov’t employees that everybody else is a threat. So they’re warning themselves?

- Sounds like Obama’s FBI is creating a new right wing “straw dog” conspiracy with a new titled group of “soverign citizens” so the government will have an excuse to demonize and police traditional American citizens. Hopefully the Obama socialist era will be ended in November.

- So in a country ot 320 million 20 (TWENTY) people got convicted of this “crime”. Oh my God! It’s bedlam!

I wonder if the fed LEO’s know how silly they sound. They will find a reason (real or imaginary) to clamp down. Get prepared.

As Big Chief observes, "folks are really getting cynical and angry." And you can't blame them.

Failed government programs

Oh, those liberals. They think everyone's equal in talent, intelligence, and motivation. Any difference in outcome MUST mean that someone, somewhere, is being treated unfairly, and that it's up to the government to intervene. So convinced are they, that they ignore evidence to the contrary that their expensive programs are useless. Head Start, which was supposed to eliminate the performance gap between whites and blacks in the schools, has cost us more than the entire Apollo space program. It's finally being recognized as the hopeless boondoggle that it is:

It is finally dawning on liberals that Head Start, America's 50-year experiment with early childhood education, is a failure.

Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the federal agency housing Head Start, announced that for the first time, its lowest-performing centers will be forced to compete for funding.

This decision follows Joe Klein's recent confession in Time that since we no longer have money to spend on programs that do not create benefits, we should "ax" the $7.3-billion-a-year effort, which mainly supplies part-time care and education to impoverished three- to four-year-olds.

Oh, those neo-conservatives. They claim all people are equal, and need American intervention to establish a global democratic revolution. So convinced are these ideologues that they cannot admit failure, and use whatever means necessary to paint a false picture of success. But the doomed mission to bring "democracy" to Afghanistan is such a massive failure, it's no longer possible to cover it up:

A US Army officer has accused the American military of painting a misleading picture of progress in the war in Afghanistan while glossing over the Kabul government's many failings.

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Davis deliberately broke ranks with the official portrayal of the war after spending a year in the country, issuing a grim assessment and accusing his superiors of covering up the harsh realities that plague the mission.

"What I saw bore no resemblance to rosy official statements by US military leaders about conditions on the ground," Davis wrote in an article published in Armed Forces Journal, a private newspaper not affiliated with the Pentagon.

Head Start and Afghanistan. Two failed government programs. Two well-intentioned mistakes.