Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Excellent: Why They Hate Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Peale

A Review of The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785-1800, by Conor Cruise O’Brien, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996, 367 pages.

What a marathon of Jefferson-bashing we have had in the last few years. This book by the “global statesman” O’Brien follows several other critical biographies, all of which have been highlighted in the fashionable reviews. More than usually offensive to Jefferson admirers was a collection (The View from Monticello) by University of Virginia professors trashing their founder (not surprising since they are all carpetbaggers anyway); a slashing attack in National Review; and, worst of all, Ken Burns’s latest television “documentary.”

None of this literature tells us anything about Jefferson. There is no scholarship—that is, research and discovery—involved. We have here, rather, a case study in intellectual sociology: that is, an exhibit by fashionable intellectuals determining what is and is not acceptable to their version of the American regime. What they tell us is that Jefferson is out now.

Friends, you must have either Jefferson or Hamilton. All the fundamental conflicts in our history were adumbrated during the first decade of the General Government in the contest symbolized by these two men. Hamilton lost in the short run, but triumphed in the long run. He would find much that is agreeable in the present American regime—a plutocratic kritarchy which we persist, by long habit of self-deception, in calling a democracy. But Thomas Jefferson would not be at all happy with what has happened to this country; he might even suggest that the time had come for a little revolution.

The host of petty intellectuals and pundits, elitists, and would-be elitists—tame scribblers of the American Empire—sense this, and so Jefferson must be dealt with appropriately. The Establishment is frightened by the rumblings they hear from the Great Beast (that is, we the American people). They are shocked to realize that Jefferson honestly did believe in the people; that he believed the soundest basis for government to be popular consent and a severely limited government.

The Virginia Flaggers: Developments in Danville

We received word yesterday that the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that it will not hear the appeal of a Danville judge's decision that upheld City Council's removal of the Third National Confederate flag from a monument on the grounds of the Sutherlin Mansion.

A petition for re-appeal will be filed and we remain hopeful that one judge will see the validity of the case and the petition will be granted.

This is a minor setback, to be sure, but this fight is far from over. Justice will prevail and the flag will return. In the meantime, we are having all kinds of fun beautifying the landscape in Danville with Battle Flags!

Thanks to a generous gift from one of our supporters, we recently purchased SIX new custom-made Army of Northern Virginia Battle Flags!

We are proud to announce that the Danville flag crew has just raised the first 20x20 of these new flags at the Danville 58 bypass site, after completing some upgrades at the site, which included added security and the installation of lighting.

A Goodie To Top Off The Night: Crazy Violent Left-Wing Extremists

Via comment by Quartermain on Useful idiots

Orlando, Paris, Yorkshire, and Donald Trump’s Unanswerable Questions About Immigration

Via comment by Quartermain on Useful idiots

 A French-born Muslim stabbed a French police chief to death outside his home, then tortured the man's wife in front of their toddler son--all while livestreaming his rampage on Facebook.

The very first thing I heard about the Orlando shooter, on the CBS news over my car radio, was that he was an American citizen. They just couldn’t wait to tell us that.

Whether it was precisely CBS who were eager to tell us, or Orlando law enforcement, with CBS just passing on what they got, I don’t know, and it doesn’t much matter. It shows the mindset of authorities at all levels in our society. The thought behind it is the one uttered out loud by General George Casey after the Fort Hood shooting: “As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.” [Fort hood: diversity rules, NY Post, October 29, 2012]

That is actually how people in authority think: not merely editors of liberal newspapers or TV stations, but managers and leaders in the military and law enforcement, corporate bosses, bureaucrats and politicians, college administrators, all the way down to schoolteachers and librarians

Catholicism and the Old South Plus Confederate Catholics

Via Dick
My Children, Father, Thy forgiveness need;
Alas! their hearts have only place for tears!
Forgive them, Father, ev’ry wrongful deed,
And every sin of those four bloody years;
And give them strength to bear their boundless loss,
And from their hearts take every thought of hate;
And while they climb their Calvary with their Cross,
Oh! help them, Father, to endure its weight.
— from The Prayer of the South
Following the War Between the States (1861-65), Jefferson Davis, President of the defeated Confederate States of America, was imprisoned with a view to his being tried for treason on account of his leadership role in the South’s effort to make of itself an independent nation. Two years later, however, he was released and went into exile in Montreal (in Catholic Quebec) and then wandered in Europe before returning to these shores to spend his final days in his home state of Mississippi. His release came after a finding by the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Salmon P. Chase, that there was nothing in the U.S. Constitution that prohibited the secession of states. If secession was not illegal, neither Davis nor any other Confederate leaders could be guilty of treason.

The treatment endured in prison by Davis — a gentleman, a hero of the Mexican War, one-time son-in-law of a U.S. President (Zachary Taylor), a U.S. Secretary of War and U.S. Senator from Mississippi prior to becoming President of the C.S.A. — ill bespoke those who imprisoned him. It was clearly calculated to break him as a man. For instance, guards were posted around the clock inside his cell in order to deprive him of all privacy, including even at the times every day when nature required that he take care of the most private needs of all.

More @ Catholicism



Immigration boss who barred feds from terror suspect up for award, but agency won't say why

Via saued07

A U.S. immigration official blamed in a federal report for barring law enforcement agents from a suspect in the San Bernardino terror attack has been nominated for a prestigious agency award – but her bosses in Washington refuse to say what she did to earn consideration.

Irene Martin heads the San Bernardino U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office, where last December, she allegedly blocked five armed Department of Homeland Security agents from the man authorities say supplied the firepower in the deadly attack a day earlier. Although an Inspector General's report found she acted improperly, and then lied to investigators, has learned she has been nominated for the Secretary’s Award for Valor.

“To give Irene Martin an award for valor is insulting to all the prior awardees – the agents and officers who truly displayed valor and risked their lives to save someone else,” said Jessica Vaughan, director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington-based research institute.

More @ Fox

How Bad Is Hillary?… She Just Read “Sigh” from Her TelePrompter (Video)

Via Billy

hillary sigh

How bad of a candidate is Hillary Clinton?
She just read “sigh” from her Teleprompter instead of making the sound.

More with video @ The Gateway Pundit

The Religion of Peace: Terror Show at a Gaza Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony

Via Billy

22% of Bernie Sanders Supporters Will Vote for Trump

Via Billy

In the two weeks since Hillary Clinton wrapped up the Democratic presidential primary, runner-up Bernie Sanders has promised to work hard to defeat Donald Trump - but he's given no sign he'll soon embrace Clinton, his party's presumptive nominee.

Neither have many of Sanders's supporters. A June 14th Bloomberg Politics national poll of likely voters in November's election found that barely half of those who favored Sanders - 55 percent - plan to vote for Clinton. Instead, 22 percent say they'll vote for Trump, while 18 percent favor Libertarian Gary Johnson.

"I'm a registered Democrat, but I cannot bring myself to vote for another establishment politician like Hillary," says Laura Armes, a 43-year-old homemaker from Beeville, Texas, who participated in the Bloomberg poll and plans to vote for Trump. "I don't agree with a lot of what Trump says. But he won't owe anybody. What you see is what you get."

More @ NOLA

Scott Baio on Obama: "I can’t tell, Lester, whether he’s dumb, he’s a Muslim, or he’s a Muslim sympathizer. And I don’t think he’s dumb.”

 Via Billy

Former Hollywood heartthrob Scott Baio (of Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi and Charles in Charge) has a bone to pick with Barack Obama and the Democrat Party, and he’s not shy about making it known.
That little tweet led to some serious Twitter backlash from liberals across the Internet – but Baio didn’t back down. In fact, he made his way to Fox Business to explain why he’s supporting Donald Trump and why he’s tired of President Obama and his liberal policies.

More with video @ Eagle Rising

Cruz Votes Yes: Senate Falls 1 Vote Short of Giving FBI Access to Browser Histories Without Court Order

Via sauced07
Can't believe he voted yes. Traitor

Privacy advocates brace for another vote, say it's time to flood Senate offices with phone calls.


Privacy-minded senators on Wednesday blocked an amendment that would give the FBI power to take internet records, including browser histories and email metadata, without a court order. But the victory may be fleeting.

Just one vote kept the measure from clearing a 60-vote procedural hurdle, and political arm-twisting may soon result in a second vote. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., switched his vote to "no" to allow reconsideration in the near future. That made the final tally 58-38, with four senators not voting.

Critics of the proposed expansion of the FBI's ability to demand records with national security letters, or NSLs, are urging opponents to flood their senators with calls. There were some unexpected "yes" votes, such as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who they hope to flip as some of the four senators who did not vote are viewed as tougher sells.

U.S. commanders now openly challenging ISIS strategy of outgoing Obama & ISIS Goes Global

Via Billy

isis africa
 isis mideast


Rifts have emerged between U.S. military leaders and the Obama White House on Washington’s future role in Libya, with the generals questioning the White House’s argument that the recent success against Islamic State shows Libya can go it alone in the fight against terrorism, without direct U.S. assistance.

Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, the White House’s pick to lead U.S. Africa Command, called for increased American military action in Libya to ensure the Islamic State, or ISIS or ISIL, does not reconstitute itself in the country as pressure ramps up against its strongholds in Iraq and Syria.

Gen. Waldhauser told a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing Tuesday that U.S. military planners were drafting up battle plans for airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Libya, Reuters reported. The fledgling unity government in Tripoli has enjoyed surprising success in recent weeks in a campaign against the Islamic State’s stronghold in the coastal city of Sirte.

But rules of engagement for U.S. forces in Libya, which require White House approval for any offensive operations in the country, have hamstrung American military planners in the region, according to the report.

The Next Leader of Britain’s Conservatives says It’s Time to Leave the EU

Via Billy

GB Brexit

On Thursday, June 23 the citizens of Great Britain will have the opportunity to do something great.

They’ll have the opportunity to seize the reins of control over their country back from the larger governance at the European Union. They’ll have the chance to take their own futures back into their hands and to tell the forces of socialism and world government to take a hike.

I hope that our cousins across the pond will look to the future, dream big dreams, and cut themselves off from the dead weight that is continental Europe. I hope that the people of Britain will vote to leave the EU.

More @ Eagle Rising

Ferguson Effect & the Spike in Murders

Via Billy

Rochester car dealer offers free AR-15 with purchase of a car

Via Michael

A car dealership is running a special promotion where everyone who buys a car can get an AR-15 as part of the deal.

Owner Mike Hagan, of Hagan's Motor Pool Auto Repair and Sales, told Fox25 that several people have taken him up on the deal so far.

“I have given away four AR-15s and one 9mm handgun, which is the other option if you don't want the AR-15,” he said.

Hagan has partnered with a nearby gun store for the promotion.

More @ NH 1

Donald Trump: Hillary’s Slogan is “I’m With Her” My Response Is “I’m With You, the American People”

Via Billy

Donald Trump destroyed Hillary Clinton today in his special speech on Hillary’s record of lies and corruption in New York City.

 Donald Trump: She does not have the judgment to be president. She does not have the judgment. She believes she’s entitled to the office. Her campaign slogan is “I’m with her.” You know what my response it to that? “I’m with you the American people.”

Americans Trust Trump with Economy, Security — And Support Trump’s Muslim Ban

Via Billy

A clear majority of American voters trust Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton with the economy

After the worst economic president in US history Americans are ready for a change and trust Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.

51% of voters support Trump over Hillary Clinton (43%) with the economy.

Americans also support Trump over Hillary Clinton to keep America safe.

Morning Consult reported:

I Am in Trans-Shock

Via Billy

While at my local FedEx today, an employee came in to work at noon. “He” was about my height, build, and weight. But unlike me, he had very long hair, bright red lipstick, and a dress. When I asked the clerk I was with whether the employee was a man or a woman, his response was silence and a lowered head. When I repeated my question I got the same response. When I asked another question I received the same response. This went on and on until I just stopped asking questions. The other employees who heard our exchange all turned away and acted like they were doing something.

More @ LRC

The Revolutionary Communist Party (RevCom.US) is ramping up for another round of riots in Baltimore.

Via Iver


The kickoff for these activities will be 10AM EST on Thursday June 23, 2016. This organization is well funded, protected by the current administration in Washington, DC and was a significant contributor to the events leading up to the Baltimore riots in April of 2015.

2015 Baltimore Riot
This upcoming event, coupled with their plans for unrest in Cleveland at the upcoming Republican National Convention may indicate that they are ready to start their revolution to attempt the overthrow the government of the United States of America. As documented in my previous article (see, RevCom.US is closely affiliated wth the Black Lives Matter movement and receives funding from a number of sources, including the infamous Mr. George Soros.

More @ Oathkeepers

On Guns, Democrats Have Lost Their Minds

Via John

In an interview with The Washington Post, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-CT and star of Monday’s gun-control theater, explained: “We’ve got to make this clear, constant case that Republicans have decided to sell weapons to ISIS.”

Wow. That’s a pretty big deal, if true.

Progressive darling Elizabeth Warren also endorsed this tactic, alleging that Republicans — veterans, moms, dads — were willingly complicit in the murder of their neighbors on orders from the NRA.

It’s common for the Left to direct absurd and histrionic accusations at the NRA, as if the organization printed its own money and derived awe-inspiring power from Mordor. It’s a lot easier than having to debate millions of American gun owners who cling to some reverence for the Second Amendment.

Although it may be lost in all the coverage, both Warren and Murphy actually voted against “common sense” gun control bills last night — twice.

With New Gun-Control Proposal, GOP Senators Clash With NRA

Via John

Senators Unveil Bipartisan Gun Proposal

When lawmakers rejected four partisan gun-control measures on Monday, Senator Chris Murphy, who led a 15-hour filibuster to force a vote on the measures in the first place, called the Senate's failure to agree on legislation proof of the NRA's “vice-like grip.” But a new bipartisan effort, spearheaded by GOP senator Susan Collins, is reportedly gaining traction, and a handful of Republicans have expressed their support for the proposal despite the NRA's vocal objections.

More @ New York Mag

College Republicans suspended by UC Irvine after hosting Milo Yiannopoulos.

Via Billy

The University of California, Irvine has suspended its College Republicans chapter for an entire year after the group hosted controversial conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos.

The administration claims that the group failed to provide proof of insurance for the extra security required for the event, even though they had hosted David Horowitz under similar circumstances previously without having to do so.

Howell and Four Other Suspects Involved in Planned Sunday Massacres

Via comment by Anonymous on FBI never even VISITED gun store after owner reported.....

Worth the read. 
 James Howell - Get Off The BS

Sources within the Santa Monica police department claim that James Wesley Howell, an Indiana man who was caught with explosives and weapons on Sunday Morning, told the Santa Monica police that as many as five people were involved in planned attacks on gay communities in both Florida and California.
According to the LA Times, Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks initially said on Twitter that the 20-year-old Indiana man (James Howell) told one of her officers after he was arrested that he wanted “to harm the Gay Pride event.”
However, after the FBI quickly took over the case, a Santa Monica police spokesman Saul Rodriguez indicated that Seabrooks was mistaken and offered that the Santa Monica detectives who were working the case are “not aware of what the suspect’s intentions were at this point.”