Monday, April 30, 2012

From the "Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" department

We already know the "solution" to illegal immigration: repeal immigration laws.

So, what do we do about US firms that engage in the Mexican business practice of bribing Mexican officials? Simple: repeal US laws forbidding bribery.

Quote of the day

"The president who won the Nobel Peace Prize less than nine months after his inauguration has turned out to be one of the most militarily aggressive American leaders in decades." The New York Times, in praise of President Obama.

What will pro-war, any war bloggers do now?

Why I'm voting FOR Amendment One


North Carolina is the only Southern State without a constitutional amendment protecting traditional marriage. Yes, we already have a law affirming the institution, but it's being challenged in the courts. As Vote For Marriage argues, we need an amendment to stop judicial activism.

The New York Times, NC ACLU, and NAACP are all against the amendment. There are reasons why big-government leftists support same-sex "marriage," and why conservatives oppose it. Let's take a closer look at one of the arguments against the amendment.

Take the New York Times. According to the Times, Amendment One is designed to place "obvious discrimination in the State Constitution." In the same editorial, it deems the amendment as "officially sanctioned discrimination."

In multicultural America, "discrimination" is now a devil-term, just as "tolerance" is a worship-word. While the new meaning of "discrimination" denotes individual choices that are "unfair" and supposedly based on "hate," it also implies that ANY kind of exclusion is somehow wrong. Remember, we're supposed to embrace the rainbow these days, so exclusion is inherently a bad, bad thing.

But EVERY coupling is the result of many acts of discrimination, some logical, some based on emotion, and many based on psychological processes we still don't understand. Your decision to marry can be based on your potential partner's appearance, social status, intelligence, beliefs, faith, height, weight, race, ethnic group, sense of humor, morality, - why, the list could go on forever.

That's comical, because the whole point of the same-sex "marriage" movement is to reconstruct marriage into a purely individual choice, thereby eliminating social norms from the equation. It's all about "love," you see, and only free, disconnected individuals can decide for themselves whom they love. But what's ANY choice based on, if not discrimination?

Not only is some kind of discrimination inevitable, it is essential for a free society to sustain itself. In every such society, countless decisions based on a shared culture determine what is acceptable - that is, normal - and what is not. We are social beings who are naturally attracted to those who are like us, who share the same history, language, and culture. The most basic requirement of a successful society is one that manages to perpetuate itself, and it does that by meeting needs.

Marriage is what it is because it successfully meets both individual and social needs. It has become traditional because it addresses certain biological and psychological realities. People die, and need replacements. The institution of marriage channels individual desires and strengths into a relationship that is the basic building block of a stable society; undermine it, and you get social chaos - such as illegitimacy, abandonment, and child abuse - yes, those very things liberal policies have made worse for the past 50 years.

By imposing same-sex "marriage" on society, government will endorse the homosexual lifestyle, a deviant behavior associated with disease and self-destruction.

So let's be clear - a traditional, free society is precisely what proponents of same-sex "marriage" seek to destroy. Natural order is an impediment to the growth of big government, and anything that weakens it is a "win" for would-be totalitarians.

Let's stop them while we can.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Quote of the day

"With $5 trillion in deficits in one Obama term and a national debt larger than our gross national product, does it make sense to borrow tens of billions annually from China to send to Third World regimes that vote against us and with China in the United Nations?" Pat Buchanan, trying to corrupt us with more unpatriotic, isolationist hate speech.

This day in history

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

Thus ending all hopes for an independent Ireland.


Until Michael Collins came along.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Real George Zimmerman

Remember that white cracker who appointed himself as neighborhood vigilante so he could shoot young blacks?

Another leftist lie has been exposed.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Quote of the day

"Human rights now encompass things such as wealth redistribution, protecting transsexuals from hostile glares, and banning all Confederate symbols—which a black student once complained violated her human rights when she espied a Civil War history book on my office shelf." Paul Gottfried

CSA cemetery at Okolona

A reader sent me this picture of a Confederate cemetery that needed maintenance. As you can see, unattractive litter had accumulated around some of the graves:


Here's what the marker looked like after our reader took out the trash:


MUCH better!

Growing Gap in Favorable Views of Federal, State Governments

Don't look now, but decentralization just scored another big win:

Just a third of Americans have a favorable opinion of the federal government, the lowest positive rating in 15 years. Yet opinions about state and local governments remain favorable, on balance. As a result, the gap between favorable ratings of the federal government and state and local governments is wider than ever.

Only 33% held a favorable view of the federal government, compared to 52% who saw their State governments positively, and 61% who expressed approval of their local governments.

No mystery here - the smaller and more accountable a government is, the more ownership and identification its citizens will feel toward it. On the other hand, a sprawling bureaucracy that monopolizes information and policy just doesn't make sense in an age where data and know-how are available to all. That's why we're witnessing the breakup of the old 19th and 20th century megastates - they're dinosaurs with no purpose other than to perpetuate themselves and their control over their subject populations.

Time's up, parasites.

Probe in shooting widens

Was it an accident or murder? The suspect, James Anthony Blackwell, claims his Remington Model 700 rifle fired by itself, killing a Charlotte girl. But the press has pounced on the story, playing up the fact that Blackwell is white and the victim is black. Now the war of words is escalating:

The case has gained national attention through media reports and an online petition that has garnered more than 70,000 signatures.

Thar’s family has enlisted help from Gary, a Florida-based litigator known as the “Giant Killer” for successful lawsuits against some of the nation’s largest companies.

He promised to push David to take appropriate action, saying “I will be knocking on his door every week.”

On Thursday, Gary and the family met with local ministers and civil rights leaders and visited the site of the shooting.

The group later crowded into a small one-story building for a private meeting with David. They waited for nearly 30 minutes in a cramped lobby as David and Gary met alone before joining them.

See, this shows how unrealistic TV crime dramas are. When there's a suspected murder on CSI, high-tech sleuths power up an electron microscope, or a flux capacitor, or something, and analyze evidence to determine who did what to whom.

But in the real world, it's all a matter of how many signatures you get on a petition, and how many community organizers put pressure on the DA to prosecute.

US Economy Growth Misses Estimates

But don't jump to the conclusion this grim economic news will unseat Obama in November. Obama would win the minority vote if unemployment hit 90% and he changed his name to Derbyshire.

And then there's the incumbent's built-in advantages, which Obama has just begun to deploy.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Nullify the NDAA!

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) grants the president as commander-in-chief to use the military forces to indefinitely detain Americans who are suspected of aiding terror groups.

Yes, you read that right - you can be jailed on mere suspicion.

What happened to the 5th and 6th amendments?

They're still in place, argues Dr. Brian Phillips. Even more important, the 9th and 10th amendments are still valid as well, giving the people of the sovereign States the right to nullify illegal acts of a runaway central government. That was the purpose of Virginia H.B. 1160, which will prevent any "Virginia law enforcement agency from cooperating with the indefinite detention of Americans."

It was the reserved powers of the States that formed the basis of resistance to the Alien and Sedition Acts, which Virginia and Kentucky famously opposed in 1798, thanks to resolutions drawn up by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

Now that Arizona has joined Virginia in standing up to the illegal NDAA, nullification is back in the political arena. Jefferson and Madison would be proud.

The False Idol Of American Democracy

Dr. Michael Hill of the League of the South argues over at DumpDC that our handlers have made a false idol of the god of Democracy. It's a form of government that sounds wonderful in theory, but to work, Hill warns, it requires a natural and self-sustaining majority. Majority rule, he reminds us, "only works where there is already a consensus of sorts on the fundamental issues within a particular society."

History proves this right. Free, representative governments have only arisen within organic societies with a shared culture, history, and language. Polyglot political entities must be authoritarian to hold feuding groups together.

Indeed, Bosnia is in the news today. That model of multicultural heaven propped up by NATO is a dismal failure. It's interesting that since that failed NATO intervention, the leaders of Britain, France, and Germany have declared that multiculturalism has failed in their countries.

The writing isn't on the wall - it's staring us in the face, but too many are blinded by ideology to see it.

Where Do We Go From Here in the Freedom Movement?

FreedomFest will kick off on July 11 and continue through the 14th in Las Vegas. Featured speakers will include Senator Rand Paul, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Tom Woods, Peter Schiff, John Browne, and other great speakers. The event's theme is "Crisis in America: A Call to Action."

Organizers expect another record crowd (over 1,000 have already signed up) and are on our way to selling out. Now, more than ever, your freedoms and hard-earned wealth are in danger.

Ron Holland shares his insights about why liberty activists should be concerned, and what they can learn from FreedomFest. A must-read!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Majority of American Voters Support Arizona's Immigration Enforcement Law

Wow - despite all the bad names tossed at us, we're still not backing down. No matter what the paid-for pundits have to say about it, Americans want to preserve their way of life:

The recent poll about the Arizona's Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, SB 1070 shows:

65% of voters favor the law, while 31% oppose it.
84% of Republicans favor Arizona’s law, while 46% of Democrats do. A 51% majority of Democrats opposes the law.
Independents favor the law by a 40 percentage-point margin, 67% in favor, 27% in opposition.
72% of voters who live in the West and 69% of voters who live in the Midwest approve of the Arizona immigration law, compared to 61% of voters who live in other regions of the country.

And we already know the South is solidly against floodtide immigration.

NC Marriage Amendment update

The latest polls show that Black voters favor the amendment supporting traditional marriage by 59 to 31 percent.

And I thought blacks were supposed to be more "progressive" than whites. Hmmm.

Quote of the day

"Diversity is a difficulty to be overcome, not an advantage to be sought." Ann Coulter

Andrew Young squeals on John Edwards

This is entertainment at its best!

John Edwards, the phony "champion of the poor" who was cheating on his wife while she was dying from cancer, is on trial for misuse of campaign funds. His aide, Andrew Young, who once claimed he, rather than Edwards, had fathered Rielle Hunter's illegitimate child, is now spilling the beans on his former boss.

What a story! Hunter, Edwards' mistress, was a flaky new-age type who chose to hide from reporters in only the most exclusive resorts - those were the only places that had the "right energy," you see. Yeah.

Hypocrisy, back-stabbing, double-dealing, dizzying levels of corruption - it's the perfect picture of a liberal politician. You'll want to savor the whole story!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Democrats vow to kill Arizona immigration law

Could these people be any clearer that they're waging war against traditional America and the rule of law? Since when do the interests of illegal aliens trump everything else?

Senate Democrats are making plans to force a floor vote on legislation that would invalidate Arizona’s controversial immigration statute if the Supreme Court upholds the law this summer.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) will announce the fallback legislation at a hearing on the Arizona law Tuesday, a day before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a suit to determine whether Arizona had the authority to enact the 2010 state crackdown.

Let's hope voters remember this in November - and that they let ALL Democrats, in all elections, know what they think of these actions.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Birds of a feather

In reaction to the New York Times story on Obama further expanding the Bush-Cheney power grabs, two pro-war, any war sites have chimed in FAVORING Obama's actions.

American Power admits, "Personally, I have no problems with the the model of strong executive power (unitary executive theory)."

Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs praises Obama in a post entitled, Obama Using Executive Power to Get Around Obstructionist GOP.

Despite their childish bickering, both big-government, pro-interventionist pundits are still singing the same tune.

Obama continues Lincoln's agenda


Obama is rapidly expanding the principle of "one man, one vote" in a surprising way:

One Saturday last fall, President Obama interrupted a White House strategy meeting to raise an issue not on the agenda. He declared, aides recalled, that the administration needed to more aggressively use executive power to govern in the face of Congressional obstructionism.

“We had been attempting to highlight the inability of Congress to do anything,” recalled William M. Daley, who was the White House chief of staff at the time. “The president expressed frustration, saying we have got to scour everything and push the envelope in finding things we can do on our own.”

Who knows where this will lead? Obama could decree amnesty for all illegal immigrants. Or he could decide the martyrdom of Trayvon Martin justifies banning all privately owned guns.

The sky's the limit. As Obama is quoted as saying in the New York Times article, "If Congress refuses to act, I’ve said that I’ll continue to do everything in my power to act without them." Take THAT, separation of powers!

If Obama pushes the envelope much further, he's going to bump the Constitution completely out of the picture. But isn't that exactly what almost all presidents have done since Lincoln? And the last few decades have seen that trend accelerate. The housebroken right will scream that Obama is illegally grabbing power, but Republican presidents have been just as guilty. Where were these defenders of liberty when George W. Bush claimed the power to wiretap without a warrant, or to order the torture of detainees?

The centralization of power is the tendency of ALL governments, which is exactly why the Founders established safeguards, starting with the most basic, the Tenth Amendment. The imperial presidency will only get worse until we, the people, get serious about dismantling the Empire.

Step one is to re-assert State sovereignty.

Quote of the day

“Marine defends the values and traditions of France. That’s why I voted for her. I handed out pamphlets, I did everything I could, and it paid off.” Jérémie, a 22-year-old supporter of the French National Front.

Sarkozy courts French far right after Hollande win

Finally, the French have the option of voting pro-France - and the establishment can no longer ignore the challenge from the patriotic right:


Far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen obtained a surprising 18% of the vote in the first-round of France’s presidential election Sunday night. But who will those votes go to in the second round?

Having secured nearly one in five votes cast in the first round of France’s presidential election on Sunday, far right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen has the potential to swing what is likely to be a close second round on May 6.

Problem is, Sarkozy has already burned too many bridges. In the previous election, he assured National Front supporters he'd crack down on floodtide immigration and crime, and failed to deliver. The crafty Le Pen might opt to let the Socialists take over and dig their own grave while she sits back and waits as her own movement reaps the benefits of the resulting backlash.

This election is a significant example of the resurgence of nationalism and the rejection of one-world globalism.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Black churchgoers break with leading Democrats on marriage amendment

The problem with leftist ideology is that it cherry-picks various ideas from different cultural norms and blends them into an unworkable, abstract ideal based on nothing that actually exists, or could. Without a foundation in reality, leftism must command unlimited, unnatural power to prop itself up. It couldn't exist otherwise.

No wonder liberals ALWAYS take the side of the all-powerful, unitary state, and oppose dispersed power and individual liberty. That's why communism can only arise in a totalitarian state - it is such an anti-human monstrosity that it can only exist in a regime based on fraud and force.

Egalitarianism, a crucial component of Marxist ideology, has a seductive appeal in very limited circumstances. But when people grasp its implications, they run from it, and rightly so.

While the call to "equality" might pick up a few supporters for race hustlers demanding reparations and affirmative action, it falls flat when it's taken to its logical conclusion to require an imagined right to same-sex "marriage." So it's amusing to see the leftist agenda so thoroughly denounced by those who are SUPPOSED to support it without thinking. Unfortunately for the left, black Christians think, and they think poorly of this latest far-left edict:

Bishop Phillip Davis had not planned to talk about marriage and politics, but five minutes into his sermon at Nations Ford Community Church in Charlotte he changed his mind.

“You know, we got this amendment on the ballot,” Davis said, walking to the back of the church stage, then throwing his arm around a member of the men’s choir as laughter grew. ...

Thirty-one states – in 31 tries – have approved amendments to block gay unions. Based on the polls, North Carolina is a good bet to extend the streak May 8, due in part to African-American congregations like Nations Ford.

The Achilles heel of leftist ideology is leftist ideology.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Public respect for country’s governing institutions is sinking

Public disapproval of DC and its self-serving, ruinous policies has been growing for some time, recently hitting new, unheard-of levels. But what does the central government do? It just keeps making things worse, stumbling along in blind arrogance and dazzling incompetence. As a result, the rift between the people and their rulers continues to widen:

A salacious scandal involving US Secret Service agents cavorting with prostitutes in Colombia ahead of last week’s presidential visit has overshadowed Barack Obama’s efforts to build his re-election campaign.

But more significantly, the scandal, which has run in parallel with revelations of overspending by the federal government’s property agency, is further corroding public respect for the country’s governing institutions.

The daily parade of details of incompetence and impropriety among Washington agencies accentuates the findings of a Gallup poll last year which found an alarming loss of public faith over the last decade in US government institutions.
As Stephen Walt has observed, the imperial pathway always leads to decline and disintegration. Always. The best thing we can do now is to sit back, pop some more corn, and enjoy the show. To quote Horatio Nelson, "When the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon."

The Wrong Side of History

Responding to pressure from anti-gun lobbyists, Bank of America drops a loyal client who's in the firearms industry. Here's how you can take a stand.

Let no tragedy go to waste

Here's how the Charlotte Observer handled the story of the shooting of a black girl in Chadbourn, NC:

At a news conference uptown, Carletta McNeil said she believes her daughter, Jasmine Thar, was the victim of a racially-motivated crime.

“I will not be satisfied until justice is served,” McNeil said. ...

Jasmine, 16, a sophomore at Ardrey Kell High School, was shot Dec. 23 in front of a house in the small town of Chadbourn, where she was visiting with her godmother and a friend.

Blackwell is white and Jasmine and the two other victims, Treka McMillian, 42, and Jah-mesha McMillian, 17, are African American. ...

In Charlotte, McNeil and community activist John Barnett spoke to reporters near a statue of Martin Luther King in Marshall Park.

Barnett, who is helping Jasmine’s family, drew parallels between the handling of the Chadbourn investigation and the Trayvon Martin case in Florida. In both cases, he said, authorities have dragged their feet.

“It’s like déjà vu,” he said. “It’s happening all over again.”

McNeil said her family plans to meet prosecutors Thursday to discuss the investigation.

Jasmine’s memory, she said, “will not let me sleep until justice is served.”

The Observer's version did mention that Remington Arms Co. has multiple lawsuits claiming its 700-series rifles have fired without a trigger pull. But look what it omits:

The bullet came from inside a bungalow across East Third Avenue in a quiet neighborhood in this town of 2,200 people about 140 miles east of Charlotte.

One witness said James Anthony Blackwell, 23, burst from the bungalow about 100 feet away and began shouting “No! No! No!” as he fell to his knees.

When Chadbourn Police Officer Scott Rockwell arrived minutes later, Blackwell told the officer he had taken a Remington Model 700 rifle from a case, and it fired without him pulling the trigger. The officer found the rifle 4 feet from a window with a broken pane, the report said.

What a shameful distortion of the facts. To omit the eyewitness testimony that James Blackwell fell to his knees shouting "No!" when he realized what had happened is deliberate rabble rousing. Fortunately, that fact is available to anyone running a Google search.

Once again, the Internet is the greatest nemesis of the self-appointed gatekeepers of approved opinion. The Official Narrative™ insists innocent blacks are the perpetual victims of eeeevil whites, and need a loving, all-powerful government to shepherd them.

Establishment "journalists" these days don't want to report the facts, they want to write the next "To Kill a Mockingbird." And if they ingratiate themselves with the institutions of power while doing so, so much the better.

Friday, April 20, 2012

New Evidence Shows George Zimmerman's Bloodied Head

From ABC News:

A new photograph obtained exclusively by ABC News showing the bloodied back of George Zimmerman's head, which was apparently taken three minutes after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, gives possible credence to his claim that Martin had bashed his head against the concrete as Zimmerman fought for his life.

Click here to view the image. Warning: graphic content.


Will Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs apologize for his earlier rush to judgment about Zimmerman's injuries?

U.S. Building a Domestic Population-Control Grid Based on Military Ops

Here's the real legacy of the Iraq War:
The Pentagon has nine years of bloody urban warfare under its belt in Iraq and Afghanistan, where they did battle not so much against an organized, uniformed, standing army as in prior conflicts, but against freelance warriors (including women and children) dressed as and living among civilians. In coping with that mess, the U.S. military has worked closely with high-tech private companies to develop advanced surveillance and tracking tactics designed to quell hostile urban and rural areas.

With the wind-down of the Afghan and Iraq conflicts, these same legions of high-tech companies were at risk of not having a reason to exist, and worse, of losing their biggest source of taxpayer-guaranteed profit. Unfortunately, these are very well connected interests. And like all lobbies, they need a huge new mission to justify their existence and expand.

Enter the Department of Homeland Security – which has put numerous high-tech companies that helped the military set up population control systems in Iraq to work doing the same thing here at home.

Remember when the Department of Homeland Security used data from the Southern Poverty Law Center to label conservative activists as potential terrorists? These days, any opposition to big government marks you as an extremist who deserves not just scrutiny, but pre-emptive action to prevent the eeeevil deeds the government just knows you're plotting.

The collaboration between the SPLC and the DHS was not an accident. It was a marriage made in Hell, one based on shared goals. The noxious Department of Homeland Security was the direct result of the Iraq War, which was itself a project based on leftist, globalist ideology. That war, like all wars, boosted the power of the central government. It's a zero-sum game: the more powerful the government, the less liberty the people have. So it's only natural the SPLC, like any other creature that feeds off the regime it serves, should support the growth of government power.

Indeed, things have gotten so scary that even some liberals now oppose Obama's new power.

Okay - if both Democrats and Republicans are working against us, what option is left for liberty activists? Here's a hint:


It was Winston Churchill who said, "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." We've propped up both establishment parties long enough. It's long past time we quit doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. It's time to dump DC.

Southern Music break

Here's a tribute to Levon Helm, who left us yesterday. This is my favorite version of this classic.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Obama Makes Free Speech a Felony

Although I've had no hesitation in poking fun at the Occupy protesters, I am very concerned about some of the measures governments at all levels have taken against them. Flaky as they may be, they have the right to free speech.

Odd, isn't it, that the most chilling and heavy-handed action against them comes from Obama? It's enough to make you suspect that DC is the enemy of everyone's liberty, no matter which big-business/big-government party is in power.

And check out Judge Napolitano's sobering analysis:



Thanks to Dutchy for the link! And for the nightmares!

Southern heritage as an export?

A regular reader writes:

No wonder you probably come across so many Johnny-Reb wannabees. We up here have nothing left we can relate to.

Cheers, Karl


Karl,

Good to hear from you. That's an interesting thought there - and I have seen it in certain folks. Many Northerners who join the League are more Southern than a lot of Southerners. As a matter of fact, the present State Chair of the NC LS was born in New York, but I'll bet Bernie knows more about Southern history than 90% of all Southerners! He puts me to shame sometimes, and I was a history major.

Sexual harassment charges roil N.C. Democratic Party

And not just any kind of sexual harassment, but this kind:

In the letter, [former party staffer Adriadn] Ortega says [ex-director Jay] Parmley:

• Frequently gave him unwanted shoulder rubs despite verbal objections.

• Pointed to his crotch area and asked how his crotch looked in his pants.

• On July 28, detailed his past sexual activities.

• On July 29, showed Ortega a picture of a penis.

• On Sept. 6, caressed Ortega’s leg as they drove back from a Democratic convention kick-off in Charlotte.

In the letter, Ortega writes that he confronted Parmley on Oct. 1, and met two days later with Scott Falmlen, a former state party executive director, to discuss the situation. Falmlen recalled the conversation, but said Ortega didn’t share the “salacious specifics ... I have seen for the first time tonight.”

Ah, brave new world.

Hey, who wants to bet whether the Democratic Party endorses the homosexual agenda in its 2012 platform?

Meat Is Brain Food

What's being touted as the "Paleo lifestyle" is pretty much how I was raised: fresh meat (and lots of it!); raw milk from moo cows; local, fresh vegetables (collards, turnip greens, squash, and tomatoes from our garden), and lots of exercise in the form of pulling, handing, and laying up tobacco on my grandfather's farm. Now, nutritionists are endorsing the "Paleo" diet:

Clinical research finds that people on vegan diets commonly suffer from a variety of nutritional deficiencies. One study, for instance, showed that more than half of vegans tested were deficient in vitamin B12, putting them at risk of mental health problems such as fatigue, poor concentration, decreased brain volume with aging and irreversible nerve damage.

Also known as the "Caveman lifestyle," the "Paleo" stresses that our bodies weren't designed for sitting at a desk and eating high-carb foods. While I've been pretty good about getting exercise for the last 30 years, I had lapsed into consuming breads, taters, and manufactured snacks. In the three years since I've gone "Paleo," I've gone from a 40 to a 34 pants size, and lost (and kept off!) thirty pounds. I've never felt better.

This reminds me of what Gerald of Wales, a priest to the English king Henry II, wrote about the Welsh in 1185: "The Welsh do not live in towns, villages, or castles. They love music, and are skillful at it. They eat plenty of meat, but little bread. They are hospitable, and gregarious."

Of course, the most important part of living like a human is supposed to live is to be part of an organic, historical community. I'm still working on how to get rid of a maniacal, bloated, and dictatorial central government.

Scotland highlights the fragility of old empires in the 21st Century

The 21st century promises to be the Age of Devolution. From Nolan Chart:

As recently as April 5th, warnings from Australia indicate that Scottish independence could have much broader effects on what remains of the British empire, presently known as the United Kingdom! Australia's ties to the United Kingdom may be cut if Scotland gains her freedom!

Scotland's thirst for nationalism and independence seems quite a breath of fresh air in a world so consumed with globalism, one world government, and centralization of power. And one has to wonder if the complete news blackout in America about Scotland and the process for a referendum on liberty there is because if the Scots persist, their actions could rock the world?

Yes - one has to wonder. But just as in the old Communist bloc, the government cannot keep the lid on human nature for long. Self-determination is just as much a human need as food and shelter, and will not be denied.

Thanks to SHNV for the link!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Southern Music break

Dr. Donald Livingston has shared the news of an alt country group called the Sons of Bill, named after Bill Wilson, a founder and board member of the Abbeville Institute. These are his sons, taught by him to play music, and to love the South and their Maker. They have performed at Abbeville events, and have broken into a national and international reputation.

Here's the video of their hit, "Santa Anna Winds."

Is Missouri About to Secede, Again?

A proposed amendment to the Missouri constitution that would prohibit state agencies from "recognizing, enforcing, or acting in furtherance of any federal action that exceeds the powers delegated to the federal government" has at least one liberal grabbing for the Prozac. Why, he hisses, this amendment is nothing but "an expression of disdain for the federal government -- and for the rule of law itself."

Is it? How is that possible when the Tenth Amendment specifies that "powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people"? This vital amendment replaced an earlier limitation placed on the central government by the Articles of Confederation, which said, "Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled."

I'd argue that a central government whose Chief Executive now claims the power to unilaterally launch wars and bypass the courts to imprison or even assassinate Americans JUST MAY need to be whittled down a bit. And by calling on the authority of the Constitution, Missouri legislators are acting within the framework of the federal system and are upholding, rather than disdaining, the rule of law.

Leave it to a whiny liberal to get things exactly backwards.

Quote of the day

"There isn't a one-shot solution to this." Michelle Obama, on the Trayvon Martin shooting

Maybe this explains why Barack is the politician, and Michelle is the stay-at-home ex-attorney.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Record number of Americans renounce citizenship

Another powerful indication the Empire is collapsing. What kind of pride can one have in "American" identity, whatever that is? What is there to be loyal to, when "America" is just another extended-stay motel where residents come and go as they chase another buck?

Quote of the day

I no longer refer to this country as “America.” I call it “Ex America II” in light of the fact that the North American republic of 1789 is no more. It was obliterated by the bloodbath variously called “the Civil War,” “the War Between the States,” or by my Southern diehard friends, “the War of Northern Aggression.” Patrick Foy

This day in history

In 1861, the Virginia State Convention voted to secede from the Union.

"To your posts! And let no man forget today that you are from Old Virginia!"

Leftist goons acting badly

Here's one of those stories you laugh at when you first read it, then start worrying about:

Police say a mob of 25 anarchists fought with officers and tried to use eight-foot-long metal pipes to smash windows of a Starbucks in the East Village on Saturday.

The incident happened around 8:45 p.m. at the Starbucks on the corner of Astor Place and Lafayette Street. Customers were sent diving under tables during the attack.

The mob was unable to smash the thick protective plexiglass windows and there ended up being no damage to the store.

Police arrested Eric Marchese, 24, Alexander Penley, 41 and Nicholas Thommen, 30. All three men face multiple charges. Two officers sustained minor injuries in the melee.

As laughable as this is - black-garbed anarchists whacking away unsuccessfully at Starbucks windows - it also reveals that these characters are committed to violence. The Three Stooges yearn to be Three Who Made a Revolution. This report gives a clearer picture of what happened:

Coffee drinkers hid under tables during the fracas, cops said. The group had just left the sixth annual anarchist book fair being held at a church off Washington Square Park.

They then took to the streets marching against traffic chanting, “F--- the NYPD!” “Cops are murderers!” and “All pigs must die!” authorities said.

In other words, they were acting out their own violent rhetoric.

We need to remember that the Occupy movement isn't finished, and at least one of the anarchists who threatened the police and attacked Starbucks is an Occupy protester. Even more disturbing, Alexander Penley, one of the coffee-hating anarchists the police arrested, claims he stands "strong with antifa," who are our very own Red Guard in our very own Cultural Revolution.

The upcoming Democratic National Convention promises to be a lively event. Several leftist groups from all over the country have banded together to revive the Occupy movement by protesting in Charlotte, which they call "The Wall Street of the South." And check out the remarks of this gentleman, as quoted in the Charlotte Observer:

“We won’t tolerate any effort to stop us from exercising our constitutional rights to protest,” said Larry Holmes, with Occupy 4 Jobs in New York. “If they have to arrest 10,000 of us, if we have to fill the jails, … we will be here.”

Does that sound ominous to you? I took Holmes's statement as a threat, and decided to learn more about him. Turns out Larry Holmes is the First Secretary of the Stalinist Workers World Party. I don't know about you, but membership in a party that celebrates mass murderers and violent revolution STRONGLY SUGGESTS Holmes and his friends intend to make real trouble during the DNC this summer. And the hostile attitude both anarchists and antifa have toward police warrants serious concern.

But how typical of the Observer, which always tries to pretty up the public image of leftist groups. In January, it failed to mention that two of the Occupy Charlotte protesters who burned the US flag were members of the thuggish Anti-Racist Action network.

However, I have to consider that it's not liberal bias at work in the Observer's coverage gaps. Could be the paper has never heard of Google. It's possible.

Monday, April 16, 2012

GSA exec takes the Fifth!

The "watchdog" agency that's supposed to prevent waste is mired in its own spending scandal. Congressional hearings are scheduled today.

CNN issued this report at 6:16:

Jeff Neely, the General Services Administration official who organized the 2010 conference that cost $800,000, repeatedly refused to answer questions, saying more than five times: "I respectfully decline to answer any questions here today based on my Fifth Amendment constitutional privileges."

Amazing. These tax bandits are as arrogant as they are corrupt.

Are you mad enough yet?

Conservatism Inc. - The Left's Best Friend

James Kirkpatrick unmasks Establishment Conservatism as the multicult left's aiders and abettors. Excellent analysis with a call to action at the end. A must-read!

More diversity silliness

We all know that any article about "diversity" is going to be the same old sugary fluff. But this piece on Winthrop University's diversity program is the stickiest, gooiest gumball of multicult raving I've ever seen:

Sheila McMillan regularly receives calls from students thinking about attending Winthrop University.

The Columbia attorney gives them many reasons, but one stands out – diversity. ...

The 1973 graduate visits the campus to talk to students and participate in panels – but even on a recent trip the diversity was a pleasant surprise to her.

“The best place to see it is at the student center,” she said. “I went in, and I was shocked. I noticed it was so diverse. Everybody seemed to be getting along.

“People would ask questions and talk to each other about classes. I was standing there with my mouth open.”

Wow! Did this person teleport to a 2013 student center from 1950? Has she ever been to a mall, or a theatre, or a restaurant?

And what did the college students think about this older woman who was staring at them with her mouth open?

That's what's so maddening and comical about every report on diversity. You'd think someone had just discovered the Pacific Ocean, or cold fusion - why, it's the most incredible thing ever beheld - people of different races in the same building! Why, it's something no one else on earth has managed to do!

As I was speculating about what planet this woman was from, I read this:

White students say they, too, have noticed the overall diversity on campus. ...

Freshman biology major Jacob Krause of Greer said Winthrop’s diversity has added to his educational experience.

“I can see diversity almost everywhere on campus,” he said.

Wait - aren't you going to tell us HOW the miracle of diversity added to your educational experiences? How does that work?

Multiculturalism is becoming as rigid and totalitarian as "Chairman Mao Thought." In fact, echoes of "Cultural Revolution" can be heard in every pro-diversity initiative. The article quotes the college president as saying that creating diversity requires "very intense work and very well-intentioned people making it happen.” More ominously, we are informed that "Each department has responsibilities and a plan to answer the question, 'What are you going to do to appreciate diversity?'"

Are YOU working to build socialism, comrade? If not, why not? There are people who want to know.

Don't think this is just more collegiate silliness, like swallowing goldfish or panty raids. This is a pathology that is spreading throughout the country.

GSA execs to testify on Las Vegas spending scandal

Fresh in the wake of the Secret Service scandal comes yet another indicator that Babylon on the Potomac is sinking in its own corruption. The latest comes from the agency that's supposed to keep a lid on government waste, but has been caught up in a series of embarrassing incidents revealing it, too, can squander taxpayer dollars like there's no tomorrow:

General Services Administration officials involved in a lavish $800,000 Las Vegas conference are expected to speak out about the controversial gathering for the first time Monday before a House committee investigating it. ...

Nearly two weeks ago, GSA Administrator Martha Johnson stepped down as the Obama administration revealed details of the 2010 convention at a Las Vegas casino.

Videos then surfaced of David Foley, a deputy commissioner of the Public Buildings Service, appearing to mock congressional oversight. In it, he gave a talent show award to an employee whose video featured a rap about spending too much and joking about avoiding investigation.

What's significant is that, like the Secret Service scandal, the GSA investigations reveal the problem is not with a few bad eggs, but with the system itself.

This day in history


In 1746, the Jacobite uprising ends when Charles “Bonnie Prince Charlie” Stuart is defeated at the Battle of Culloden.

The defeat of the Scots at Culloden sparked massive immigration from Scotland to America, especially the South. Today, North Carolina has more people of Scottish ancestry than any other State.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Quote of the day

"The fundamental rule of political analysis from the point of psychology is, follow the sacredness, and around it is a ring of motivated ignorance." Jonathan Haidt

That's the MO of Lincoln idolators and multicults!

The South is still the South

CNN takes a look at what keeps the South different from the rest of North America:

Sure, other regions of the country have their own labels -- New England is full of flinty Yankees, Southern California is sunny and vapid, the West has rugged, outdoorsy types -- but the South, above them all, remains another country.

It was another country, for one thing -- the breakaway Confederacy of the Civil War. Its past is still romanticized, even as it has become as suburban, chain-stored and wired as the rest of America.

Despite (or is it BECAUSE of?) the pressures of Hispanic immigration, urbanization, and negative portrayals in the press and Hollywood, Southern identity remains distinct and dynamic. One of the features of Southern life that still defines us is Southern food, the topic of this accompanying article. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Quote of the day

"Only when socialism succeeds in substituting administrative control for money will it be possible to abandon a stable gold currency. Then money will become ordinary paper slips, like trolley or theater tickets." Leon Trotsky

How different is Trotsky's idea of currency from Ben Bernanke's?

Secret Service dismissals "biggest scandal" for agency

UPDATE BELOW:

Seems the Empire's Praetorian Guard sought the services of local prostitutes while guarding the Emperor in Columbia. The scandal hit the fan when one of the prostitutes wasn't paid and went public.

Two supervisors have been implicated, revealing the growing corruption within the Empire's institutions is both widespread and deep-rooted.

UPDATE:

Five U.S. military members have been ordered confined to quarters over possible involvement in inappropriate conduct at the same hotel here as the 11 Secret Service agents sent home in an unfolding scandal involving local prostitutes.

Making the announcement Saturday, United States Southern Command commander Gen. Douglas Fraser said he is “disappointed by the entire incident and that this behavior is not in keeping with the professional standards expected of members of the United States military.”

Just how corrupt does the Empire have to be before its subjects reject it?

Secession fever returns to the South!

South Charlotte, that is. And once again, the secessionists claim the government's tax-and-spend policies are what sparked their rebellion:

On the docket for the upcoming Ballantyne Breakfast Club meeting Saturday is one of the most buzz-worthy topics of late: secession.

Ever since District 6 County Commissioner Bill James floated the idea a few months ago, the concept of south Charlotte forming its own municipality has been tossed around and critiqued by residents and city leaders. ...

City Manager Curt Walton’s recently proposed 9 percent city property-tax increase, which would fund a nearly $1 billion capital plan through 2020, has brought the issue back to the forefront of political talk south of uptown.

Wait - these people want to secede because of high taxes? Oh, come on! We've heard it all before. All enlightened people know the real reason South Charlotte wants to secede is because of slavery.

It would look bad for Obama if there's a successful secession movement in the host city of the upcoming Democratic Convention. Think he might take action against South Charlotte?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Zimmerman Arrest Affidavit "Irresponsible And Unethical"

What's the world coming to when I have to agree with Alan Dershowitz? On the politically correct lynching of George Zimmerman, we do:

“Most affidavits of probable cause are very thin. This is so thin that it won’t make it past a judge on a second degree murder charge,” Dershowitz said. “There’s simply nothing in there that would justify second degree murder.”

Quote of the day

"We need to understand that when you put those two demographics together you know when you put sixteen percent of the Latino population now in the US combined with fourteen percent of the African American population is what can we do together now to attack those common enemies?" Janet Murguia of the National Council of La Raza (translation: Das Volk) to Al Sharpton.

Um - what common enemies?

The Talk: White Liberal Version

How whites are supposed to think - or rather, NOT think about race. I'm still laughing at this one.



Thanks to Matthew for the link!

Angry White Dude: Time to Secede!

The meme has gone viral:

The Founding Fathers never intended an all-powerful federal government. In fact, they warned us against it. They envisioned states rights as outlined in the 10th Amendment. The 10th Amendment…or the Constitution for that matter…don’t seem to concern any politicians in Washington anymore. We are on a slippery slope to totalitarianism and tyranny. A second Obama term would most certainly start eliminating first and second amendment rights.

If Obama wins a second term or if there is a financial collapse, I look for conservatives in red states to call for secession.

Because the Empire has made reform impossible by denying both Third-Party ballot access and the constitutional exercise of States' Rights, I'd say BOTH crises are heading our way. It would have been nice if more people had foreseen the consequences of perpetual war and mountainous deficits and taken steps to rein in the central government. But they didn't, and now the pent-up pressure is building to the point where more moderate options just aren't adequate.

So be it. The future will be a challenging and exciting time. Look for more converts to take up the resurgence of secession, America's founding principle. And know hope.

Starve the Beast of Empire: Ax the Income Tax

War and empire cost American taxpayers $1.22 trillion dollars a year. What do we get in return for subsidizing the war machine? Well, there's the constant fear of retribution in the form of domestic terrorism. Then there's the constant inflow of Third-World immigrants from the "liberated" countries who collaborated with their occupiers, and now must seek refuge in the US. Those immigrants in turn often lash out in frustration at the bewildering, secular society they find themselves in.

As a result, DC must "protect" us from the inescapable terror threat, and therefore claims the power to indefinitely detain its subjects.

So war and empire rob us of our hard-earned dollars, accelerates the demographic transformation DC is imposing on us, while stripping away our traditional rights.

Oh, and the Empire also takes the desperate sons and daughters of the middle class so they can be ground up fighting to promote the ambitions of wealthy politicians.

What can we do? John Walsh knows exactly how we can fight back:

With the end of the Cold War long behind us, a powerful new alliance to end taxes for war and Empire is within reach. Consider the call of the conservatives, neocons excepted, when it comes to the income tax. “Starve the beast,” they cry. And quite obviously they have a point when one considers the nature of the “beast,” aptly named in this case. In fact when libertarians and “paleocons” call for an end to the personal income tax and also an end to wars and Empire, their demand is not the insanity that the some progressives would have us believe. We would do well to consider axing a big chunk of the personal income tax. Progressives would do well to embrace allies on the Right in fighting taxation to pay for death and destruction.

Hence a new coalition may emerge to cut the personal income tax. Such a coalition has the potential to be more powerful than any seen yet on the imperial scene. And it could deliver a crippling blow to the U.S. Empire. Hillary Clinton clearly fears this, referring to such an incipient alliance as the “Come Home America” crowd in her article in Foreign Policy on the “pivot” to Asia.

Hillary fears such an anti-DC alliance more than she fears running into Monica Lewinsky. The prospect of depriving this ultra-ambitious welfare queen of her divine right to one day rule the world and hammer it into submission is Hillary's greatest fear.

Let's make Hillary's nightmare come true.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Growth of Income Inequality Is Worse Under Obama than Bush

This can't possibly be true! Obama is a liberal Democrat! But most of all, he HAS to be on the people's side because he isn't white. The most learned political theorists have proven whites are reactionary, while blacks are progressive.

I'm all befuddled. No one could have seen this coming...

... unless ... they paid attention to the fact that Wall Street has showered Obama with contributions.

Sayyyy ... that sounds familiar. An ambitious politician expands the central government and the office of president for the benefit of big business, while claiming he's a man of "the people." Hasn't this act been done before?

Which of these is not like the others?

Here are three statements about the Trayvon Martin case. One is different from the rest. Can you find it?

"Had there not been pressure, there would not have been a second look." Rev. Al Sharpton, on George Zimmerman's arrest.

"We simply wanted an arrest." Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother.

"We do not prosecute by public pressure or by petition. We prosecute based on the facts on any given case as well as the laws of the state of Florida." special prosecutor Angela Corey.

More important - which statement do you believe?

The Great Collapse of the US Empire


History tells us it's not a matter of if, but when. From LewRockwell.com:

The biggest story of the late 20th century was the collapse of the Soviet Union. After decades of a government controlled, centrally planned economy and outsized military expenditures the Soviet Union just one day ceased to be. Fast forward a few decades and now the biggest story about to happen in the early 21st century will be the collapse of the US empire for the exact same reasons.

This is sad news for those who profit from war, live off taxpayer dollars, or just glory in news of civilian massacres.

And it's certainly distressing for those whose job it is to keep the Empire's foundational myth alive. That myth claims the Great Emancipator purged his own people of the sin of slavery, then bequeathed to modern-day Americans the destiny of roaming the planet to spread freedom and democracy. That noble cause justifies the unfortunate fact that many will die in our wars of liberation, and that certain measures must be taken against heretics at home. But, we're assured, it's all good. After all, we're the "indispensable nation."

Problem is, that lie is being ripped away by a whirlwind of reckless spending and imperial overstretch. Good riddance.

A 51st State? Partitioning “Red” Maryland

Join Pastor David Whitney and the Maryland League of the South on April 21st at the “Take Back Maryland Rally” in Federalsburg, Maryland. Federalsburg is located in the beautiful lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, in southern Caroline County.

Speakers include:

- State Senator Richard Colburn on A 51st State? Partitioning “Red” Maryland
- Robert Broadus, Chairman of Protect Marriage Maryland on Defending Marriage in the Old Line State
- David Whitney, Senior Instructor, Institute on the Constitution on Is the 14th Amendment Legal?

Location: Indoors at the VFW Post 4256 at 2630 Veterans Dr., Federalsburg, Maryland 21632

Date: April 21, 2012
Time: 1:30 – 4:30 PM

The event is free. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is preferred, so that they can get a count, as space is limited. Please register by calling 240-298-5281 or by emailing jbennett@chesapeake.net. You may also call or email for directions, if needed.

Join the Maryland League of the South for its Take Back Maryland Rally! To learn more about the Maryland League of the South, click here.

Quote of the day

"Let me tell you, the things that's about to happen, to these honkeys, these crackers, these pigs, these pink people, these ---- people. It has been long overdue. My prize right now this evening ... is gonna be the bounty, the arrest, dead or alive, for George Zimmerman. You feel me?" Michelle Williams, chief of staff for the New Black Panther Party.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

J'accuse!

George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder. Damn the laws, and hide the facts - this is a political prosecution!

Perverts in Power

Here, if you can stomach it, is a little background on the torture programs our tax dollars make possible.

Quote of the day

"Lincoln was a flip-flopper, if you want to use the terminology of modern politics." Eric Foner, Marxist historian, as quoted on NPR.

Thanks to Andy for the link!

Eric Holder Praises Al Sharpton

Let's see if I understand modern America.

If you question the regime's approved orthodoxy, you'll be hounded and fired for your "racism."

Stir up a race riot against Jews, and you'll be praised for shining "a light on the problems we must solve."

Am I missing something?

Coopting the Christian South

It's okay to call yourself "Christian" and take a political stand in your church or in public IF - and only if - you support the liberal, big-government agenda. Therefore, the oh-so-politically-correct Charlotte Observer has no problem when ministers attack Amendment One, which would affirm traditional marriage in the North Carolina Constitution.

And if you support that same liberal, big-government agenda, it's also okay to affirm your Southern identity, as these two neoliberals do in an op-ed piece arguing against Amendment One. The piece even begins with the proud declaration, "We are native Southerners ..."

Maybe they are. But they're also yankeefied shills.

Southerners who promote traditional Southern values don't get the same polite deference from the corporate media. I wonder why?

Freedom of speech ...

... must be a wonderful thing. We wouldn't know about that here in the DC Empire, since questioning egalitarian orthodoxy gets you fired. The latest victim is Robert Weissberg of National Review. Here's uber-weenie Rich Lowry announcing Weissberg's firing, and here's Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs clucking with glee.

What can we do? If you subscribe to National Review, cancel your subscription.

States to Feds: Back Off!

Last month, Obama issued an Executive Order stating the office of the president has "complete control over all the resources in the United States in times of war or emergency." That raw power grab has heated up the growing conflict between the people of the sovereign States and the District of Corruption:

A Virginia proposal that declares state workers and resources will be unavailable should Barack Obama decide to exercise provisions in the newest National Defense Authorization Act regarding the detention of U.S. citizens has begun moving forward again.

House Bill 1160 was adopted by lawmakers last month, and the deadline for Gov. Bob McDonnell to address the controversy arrived last night. A spokesman in his office told WND today the governor recommended some adjustments to the proposal, and its chief sponsor in the statehouse says those will be made, and it then is expected to become law.

It couldn't be any clearer: unless the States block the lunatics in DC, the central government will command unlimited power over us. It's encouraging to see people finally taking a stand.

Expect more. Much more.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Then there's the South

"This is a place with an ugly past."

Judging from that statement in a report on an Australian Broadcasting Corporation reporter's first trip to the South, you'd think this was the only part of the US with a history of race riots. Never mind this, this, and this. Apparently, those events never happened. Or just don't count, I suppose.

Alabama's immigration control law, we're told, is just the latest example of the slavering "racism" one must expect from Southerners.

US Support for Emerging Dictatorship in Iraq May Have ‘Catastrophic’ Effects

In the run-up to the invasion, we were assured that "democracy" would naturally emerge in Iraq once bad ol' Saddam was pushed aside. After all, aren't all peoples the same? But it just isn't working out that way:

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has demonstrated an increasingly authoritarian rule as he consolidates power over the country’s institutions and security forces. He has marginalized his political opponents through force and coercion, which has stoked sectarian tensions and even threatened a break-up of the nation. And Obama is supporting all of it.

"Self-government" is a good thing, and is an achievable goal. But who is this "self"? Iraq is an artificial entity carved from the old Ottoman Empire. After WWI, the British slyly crafted together a country out of three warring groups, the pro-Iranian Shiites, the Sunnis, and Kurds. It was a proven strategy that had served their empire well: keep the subject peoples squabbling against each other so they can't unite against their rulers.

Which is precisely why DC and its allies in big business are so eager to import diversity here.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Birds of a feather

I dunno - when two sites that toss verbal spitwads at each other nevertheless sound EXACTLY ALIKE on the subject of DC's Israel First policy, I have to wonder if their "feud" is real:

"Does anyone with an IQ above room temperature believe Adhmadinejad’s nuclear program has a peaceful civilian purpose?" The Other McCain, increasingly sounding like the original McCain.

"I would hope Germany feels it has an obligation to prevent either Holocaust II or WW-3." Little Green Footballs

"Pursuant to the theory 'where there is smoke, there is fire', an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities is assuming an air of inevitability." Little Green Footballs

We get it, fellas. Israel has the right to do anything to anyone, and if we don't support them, we're anti-Semites. That's the kind of thinking that not only endorses the Obama regime's growing militarism, but keeps this country in perpetual war, which has not only added 3.7 trillion to our debt, but has directly led to the Patriot Act and the NDAA.

And these guys claim to be for freedom?

That Old Romanov Feeling

Neocons seem to think it's always 1939, with the Wehrmacht ready to pounce (though this army speaks Persian, rather than German).

They're wrong, says William Lind, the greatest military writer today. He argues that it's really 1914, and the forces poised to strike are consolidated, overgrown governments. What they fail to grasp, Lind argues, is that the paradigm of the ginormous, ideological nation state is dead, and is rapidly being replaced by stateless actors. The Last Evil Empire, trapped in its own hubris and delusions of immortality, will destroy itself by grappling with other overgrown nation states, such as China. Both face centrifugal forces beyond their power to contain.

To me, that's a good thing. The 20th-century ideological state is the greatest mass-murderer in the history of the world, and its demise by its own petard is not only ironic, but a classic example of poetic justice. Good riddance.

Joining the Whistleblowers’ Club

The Obama Regime is using Soviet-style measures to silence dissent.

And, like his all-out war on the Bill of Rights, and his increasingly belligerent foreign policy, it's okay, because Obama is a liberal.

Bubba Triumphant!


Bubba Watson is triumphant at the Masters! Fun fact: Bubba owns the Dukes of Hazzard Dodge Charger.

Torch Mobs for Tolerance


Jim Goad turns his light saber on the intolerant tolerance posse:

Egalitarianism cannot operate like a science, because there is nothing scientific about it. Since it goes against human nature and biological reality, it eventually must depend on totalitarian tactics in order to sustain itself. In the philosophical realm, it is not supported by logic, so it must operate like a religion instead. ...

Every religion needs a Devil, and the Church of Universal Human Equality depends on the utter dehumanization of a stock character called “the racist.” This term used to mean any white male wearing a brownshirt; these days it signifies any white male who isn’t constantly flogging himself while clad in a hairshirt.

Warning: bad language. But that's inevitable when you're dealing with unpleasant subjects.

This day in history

In 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.

Lord Acton wrote Lee years later and declared, "I grieve more for what was lost at Appomattox than I rejoice at what was gained at Waterloo."

Of course, he was right. Lincoln's counter-revolution against the decentralizing principles of 1776 has created a consolidated government that is aggressive abroad and despotic at home.

The end of oil drilling?

We're told constantly that we're surrounded by disasters: global warming, critical shortages of cheap labor, and, of course, we're running out of oil. But as Professor David Deming explains here, many of our problems, including "Peak Oil," are more political than real:

The flaw of Peak Oil theory is that it assumes the amount of a resource is a static number determined solely by geological factors. But the size of a exploitable resource also depends upon price and technology. These factors are very difficult to predict. ...

Petroleum is the lifeblood of our industrial economy. The US economy will remain stagnant and depressed until we begin to aggressively develop our native energy resources. As Harold Hamm has said, "we can do this." What's stopping us is not geology, but ignorance and bad public policy.

One thing we do know: ignorance and bad public policy are resources that will NEVER be depleted!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

"Charlotte Cares for Trayvon"

Not to be left out of the opportunity to display their outrage and moral courage, protesters here in Charlotte held a rally for Trayvon Martin. Creative Loafing, a left-liberal publication, covered the rally in a story with a title that sounds like it came from the Onion: A Trayvon Martin-inspired rally draws a small turnout with a big message.

In other words, turnout was disappointing. But this quote from one of the protesters does not disappoint:

Charlotte native Jameka Whitten, 35, helped Murray organize Sunday's rally. "[The issue] is not racial profiling," she said. "It wouldn't matter if Trayvon was white, his killer has not been brought to justice."

Yes, if Trayvon had been white, and his killer black, Jameka and all her friends would've taken the streets and demanded justice for him. Sure they would.

No Villains, No Heroes

Thomas Moore's second book is out, and it sounds like a winner:

Nothing like it has happened before or since in an American court.

In March 1912, Floyd Allen was convicted of assault in Hillsville, county seat of Carroll County in the Blue Ridge of southwest Virginia. He and his kin believed the case was a politically-rigged persecution, not a prosecution. Floyd announced, "Gentlemen, I ain't a-goin."

What followed is an amazing and unprecedented episode in Virginia history. Who were the villains? Who were the heroes? In this moving historical novel Carter Hayne, a Baldwin-Felts detective, grapples with these perplexing questions years after the event.

Released on the centennial of the 1912 "Hillsville Massacre," No Villains, No Heroes is a cautionary tale for our own time about the true meaning of law and justice, about the deadly dangers of runaway government and rogue police.


I thoroughly enjoyed Tom's first book, The Hunt for Confederate Gold, and I'm looking forward to his latest.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Obama's War on Whistleblowers

The CIA agent who revealed DC's torture program has been indicted by the most transparent administration ever.

Bush couldn't have gotten away with this. But that's the beauty of liberalism - it gives a benign face to brute power.

Stuff Southern People Like

Ummm - banana pudding! Now that brings back memories. Family reunions. All-day church. Home-made desserts in abundance. I'm getting a sugar high just thinking about it. Ahhhh ...

Biologist E.O. Wilson on Why Humans Need a Tribe

The roots of patriotism are deep, says Dr. Edward Wilson, so deep, that the totalitarian "one-worlders" can never triumph. Never:

In ancient history and prehistory, tribes gave visceral comfort and pride from familiar fellowship, and a way to defend the group enthusiastically against rival groups. It gave people a name in addition to their own and social meaning in a chaotic world. It made the environment less disorienting and dangerous. Human nature has not changed.

Wilson's thoughts on Southern heritage and his findings on the social instincts that inspire love and heroism are summarized here.

Ku Klux Klan still kill at will

Guess who's responsible for the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi? The spine-tingling answer is: the Klan! With that conclusion firmly embedded in his neocortex, the author of this howler threw together some politically correct slogans with the arrogance and self-promotion unique to leftists, then topped it all off with breathtaking ignorance of the facts. The result is a word salad so laughable and pompous that it must be read to be believed:

Crimes of this nature are basically put a lid on and soon forgotten. Besides, they are treated with some considerable degree of discretion lest they may be attributed to a regressive practice back in the nineteenth century. There are invisible hands at work in the American society to inculcate that something called Ku Klux Klan is dead and gone forever. And probably, President Obama’s sympathy stemmed from his archetypal wrath at what the notorious did to the black race.

Eek! Invisible hands! And they're, uh, inculcating - something. Maybe Obama's archetypal wrath!

Sounds like the kind of purple prose Ed Sebesta would write if he started smoking crystal meth.

Once in a while, we HAVE to sit back and contemplate just how addled our enemies really are.

Okay, now back to work.

Quote of the day

"I do not think that anything can keep me long away from the South. It is my country." Donald Davidson

Unemployment is not 8.3 percent -- it’s 15.1 percent

Wait - don't tell me our government would lie to us? Say it isn't so!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Carney: Obama Not Understood Because He Spoke In "Shorthand" Since He Is A Law Professor

Right. Obama didn't misspeak, as Laurence Tribe, Obama's former professor declared this week - instead, says Jay Carney, Obama is SOOOO much smarter than the rest of us that we didn't understand him. Right.

We all knew Jay Carney was a pathetic toad, but who knew he was THIS pathetic?

Europe's pain is coming America's way

The Empire's debt is growing at an unsustainable pace, and the day of reckoning is coming. These three lessons from Europe explain why this will be a monumental crisis when the inevitable blows up in our faces:

• Deficits matter and sooner or later will have to be cut

• Trying to cut deficits in the middle of a recession makes the recession worse

• When the cutting starts, it will cause major social and political upheaval, as well as very real pain.

Thanks for the economic crisis, Uncle Sam!

United States of Mass Murder: Only Mao Killed More

Here's what defenders of the Empire are really supporting. Warning: it ain't pretty.

The Talk: Nonblack Version

John Derbyshire offers an example of The Race Talk "nonblack" parents should give their kids.

Another anti-immigrant hate crime

Here's the headline: "Shaima Alawadi’s Brutal Murder Highlights Anti-Muslim Activity in San Diego." And here's the lede from The Daily Beast, a liberal publication:

On March 21, Shaima Alawadi, a 32-year-old Iraqi Muslim and mother of five, was found brutally beaten at her home in El Cajon, a community just east of San Diego that is home to more than 50,000 Iraqi immigrants. A note left next to her read, “go back to your country you terrorist.”

Open and shut case. Since this is an obvious hate crime, and the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated the immigration restrictionist Federation for American Immigration Reform as a "hate group," the police should simply arrest the president of the San Diego FAIR chapter and be done with it.

Here's the Center for American Progress blaming Alawadi's murder on those who "resist" the transformation of America to a majority Third-World country:



But wait a minute ... what's this?

During a search of the home and the couple’s vehicles in the hours after the attack, police found court paperwork to file for divorce in Alawadi’s Ford Explorer. The packet was not filled out, but a form requesting a court fee waiver was filled out in handwriting with Alawadi’s name, address and phone number. ...

Investigators also learned of a previous police contact with Fatima.

On Nov. 3, police found Fatima with a 21-year-old man after responding to a report of two people possibly having sex in a car, the documents state. Officers called her mother, who came to the location and picked up the girl. As they were driving away, Fatima said, “I love you, mom,” before jumping out of the vehicle onto Mollison Avenue at 35 mph.

She was taken to a hospital with several injuries, including a possible broken arm. She refused to talk to police at the hospital but reportedly told paramedics and hospital staff that she was being forced to marry her cousin and didn’t want to.

Occam's Razor tells us to look for the simplest answer first when we're trying to solve a mystery. One example of this rule of thumb says that when you hear hoof beats, assume it's horses, not zebras. Since domestic violence is far more common than "hate crimes," it's logical to begin the investigation on the assumption Alawadi knew her killer, rather than jumping to the conclusion that foaming-at-the-mouth "nativists" took a tire iron to a random Iraqi immigrant.

But we're not talking logic here, we're talking about leftist ideology. And the left, being the left, nurses seething hatred for Western civilization while fawning over every non-Western culture. It comes down to self-hatred, a pathology that must be revealed for what it is.

It should be interesting to watch the facts of this case unfold. If it turns out to be yet another Muslim honor killing, what would this say about how quickly minority groups learn to play the system by assuming the role of perpetual victim? And what does it say about multiculturalism? Are we to accept first cousin marriage, or are we to remain "intolerant" by upholding OUR standards?

And this is just the beginning of the tangle of issues involved.

So I wonder - is multiculturalism a good idea?

via Steve Sailer.

Re-remember the Alamo!


Want to be pictured as one of the defenders of the Alamo? Contribute to the production of this graphic historical novel, and you can stand with Davy Crockett.

I love how the new interest in history is re-shaping opinions and questioning orthodoxy.

Israel Presses US for Another $700 Million in Military Aid

Better hurry up and give these additional millions to Israel, or we'll be accused of being anti-Semitic.

Radicals!

Defenders of the Empire are distorting words to further their agenda - and yes, theirs is the "radical" agenda, not ours. From the Texas League of the South.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa in Charlotte

Here's a lede that reveals a lot in just a few words:

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who will chair the Democratic National Convention, took his first look at Charlotte’s convention venues Tuesday, and took the chance to reach out to the city’s Hispanic community.

The writer assumes (as ALL enlightened people must) that it's perfectly natural for an Hispanic politician to "reach out" to fellow Hispanics. Now, these Hispanics cannot vote for Villarigosa, but they are part of the same "raza," so naturally they feel connected to him.

Villaraigosa was once a member of MEChA, the "Movimiento Estudiantíl Chicano de Aztlán," or Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan. MEChA's founding statement asserts:

In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal "gringo" invasion of our territories, we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the northern land of Aztlán from whence came our forefathers, reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny.

We are free and sovereign to determine those tasks, which are justly called for by our house, our land, the sweat of our brows, and by our hearts. Aztlán belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gather the crops and not to the foreign Europeans. We do not recognize capricious frontiers on the bronze continent.

Now that's a "blood and soil" statement if ever there was one. And it's okay.

What if Texas Were to Actually Secede?

Here's another indication that secession is gaining traction in the marketplace of ideas:

What would happen if Texas went through with the idea Rick Perry likes to flirt with and actually seceded? NPR explored what that alternative reality would look like in an eight-minute story on All Things Considered Friday.

Austin-based correspondent John Burnett spoke to Tea Party members, academics, and political junkies to paint a picture of what a modern Republic of Texas would look like:

The former state has reinvented itself as a sort of Lone Star Singapore, with low taxes, free trade and minimal regulation. It enters the community of nations as the world’s 15th-largest economy, with vast oil and gas reserves, busy international ports, an independent power grid and a laissez-faire attitude about making money. …

Here’s our scenario: airports without the Transportation Security Administration; gun sales without the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; land development without the Endangered Species Act; new congressional districts without the Voting Rights Act; and a new guest-worker program without Washington gridlock over immigration reform. The new normal is a leaner government that bears little resemblance to the full-service nation it left behind.

Texas, in its second stab at independence, would not provide welfare or food stamps, some imagine. “There’s a safety net that’s always been out there. We don’t have that anymore. You will be a productive member of society and our environment doesn’t allow for people to not be productive,” Texas Tea Party member Katrina Pierson told Burnett.

Heh. We've frightened NPR.

Voters reject sexual orientation initiative

Once again, the people reject the radical homosexual agenda. That's why the experts in government must not allow the hoi polloi to get in the way of "progress":

Anchorage voters rejected a proposed ordinance to add legal protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people in a chaotic municipal election fraught with ballot shortages and high voter turnout in many precincts.

With more than 90 percent of the precincts reporting late Tuesday, 58 percent of voters had voted against Proposition 5, the equal rights ordinance that was far and away the most controversial and emotional component of this spring's election.

There has never been a greater gulf between the central government and the people. Consider these polls:

67% of likely U.S. voters believe that states should enforce immigration laws if the federal government fails to do so (Rasmussen, February 2011).

54% of likely voters oppose the DREAM Act, compared to 38% who support its passage (Pulse, November 2010).

U.S. registered voters support stricter enforcement of immigration law over "integrating illegal immigrants into American society" 68% to 24% (Quinnipiac, September 2010).

Americans oppose, 58% to 34%, granting automatic citizenship to a child born in the U.S. to an illegal immigrant (Rasmussen, August 2010).

69 percent of those polled thought the United States should not be at war in Afghanistan (New York Times, March, 20120.

And yet, DC continues to impose its multicultural and imperial project on us. What can the people do? Well, there's this:

"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security."

How much more will we take?