Saturday, July 30, 2011

GySgt Harry Berres, USMC

I'm getting the Hell out ...

"When I joined the military it was illegal to be homosexual, then it became optional, and now it's legal. I'm getting the Hell out before Obama makes it mandatory."

GySgt Harry Berres, USMC

GySgt Goose

   Tom Mann

Black soldier who loved the flag of Dixie

When Rucker called the roll—A Soldier’s Story
Black soldier who loved the flag of Dixie

The Confederate flag, which continues to come under attack, was the proud banner of Black, White, Hispanic, Jewish and Native American sons and daughters of Dixie who stood nobly in defense of their homeland and way of life during the War Between the States. Once upon n a time either the Confederate nor the Union Veterans nor their blood stained battle flag needed any defense.

Black Confederates

The following is one of over 50,000 stories of the Black Confederate Soldier, slave and free, who stood honorably and proudly for Southern Independence, 1861-1865. After the war many of these men attended the reunions of Confederate soldiers including that at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

On August 10, 1905, Amos Rucker, an ex-Confederate soldier and proud member of the United Confederate Veterans, died in Atlanta, Georgia. [full]

That story caused me to once again revisit Brian Lamb's 1994 interview of late historian Shelby Foote    The Clintons ushered in an era of full-blown confrontation and attack on American culture which persist today,  We are again split into two nations, and one I fear will die with the memory keepers who keep it alive. Foote seems to recognize the trend
When I was a grade school boy in Mississippi, I knew obscene doggerel about Abraham Lincoln, left over from my parents and grandparents. Yankees were despised. When one of them was so unfortunate as to move to Greenville, Mississippi, he was despised. All that stopped. All that's over now, and the great compromise obtains. I wish my black friends could do the same thing. The Illinois senator [Carol Moseley-Braun] who didn't want the Daughters of the Confederacy at Richmond to have a Confederate symbol -- not the battle flag; just a Confederate symbol -- on their stationery, got her fellow senators to disallow it. I do not understand that. That's a violation of the compromise, for example, and it's an arousal of bitterness. But she, along with a great many others, do not want to be reminded. She has every right to want to hide from history if she wants to, but it seems to me she's trying to hide history from us, and that's a mistake



                                  Obama you ignorant slut
But in a phone call Friday evening, McConnell told Reid he wanted the White House at the table and expressed frustration that President Obama had rejected an emerging compromise between the two Senate leaders last weekend. Aides said McConnell expected to speak with administration officials Friday night and tamped down talk of an impasse. But Senate Democratic leaders reacted with outrage, accusing McConnell of blocking a deal.

Without such an agreement, Obama warned that the United States stands to lose its sterling AAA credit rating — “not because we didn’t have the capacity to pay our bills. We do. But because we didn’t have a triple-A political system to match our triple-A credit rating.
 - Congressional leaders struggle to work out bipartisan debt deal

The "limited magnitude" of both debt plans put forward by congressional leaders would not put the nation's AAA credit rating back on solid footing, Moody's Investors Service announced Friday.

"Reductions of the magnitude now being proposed, if adopted, would likely lead Moody's to adopt a negative outlook on the AAA rating," the credit rating agency said in a new report. "The chances of a significant improvement in the long-term credit profile of the government coming from deficit reductions of the magnitude proposed in either plan are not high."

ObamaCare Lawsuit Reaches the Supreme Court

ObamaCare Lawsuit Reaches the Supreme Court

That this is even questionable speaks to the sorry state of the nation. The other nation.  The one before 2008.

Leftists Don't Condemn Terrorism

Leftists Don't Condemn Terrorism


[...]  Aside from Kaczynski, (whom he plagiarized without naming), certain parts of Breivik's manifesto read like a source guide to leading conservative writers and bloggers in the Western world. And this is unprecedented. Never before has a terrorist cited so many conservatives to justify his positions.

Breivik particularly noted writers who focus on critical examinations of multiculturalism and the dangers emanating from jihadists and the cause of global jihad. He also cited the work of earlier political philosophers and writers including John Stuart Mill, George Orwell, John Locke, Edmund Burke, Winston Churchill and Thomas Jefferson.

Breivik's citation of conservative writers, (including myself and many of my friends and colleagues in the US and Europe), has dominated the public discussion of his actions. The leftist dominated Western media - most notably the New York Times -- and the left wing of the blogosphere have used his reliance on their ideological opponents' arguments as a means of blaming the ideas propounded by conservative thinkers and the thinkers themselves for Breivik's heinous acts of murder.

For instance, a front page news story in the Times on Monday claimed, "The man accused of the killing spree in Norway was deeply influenced by a small group of American bloggers and writers who have warned for years about the threat from Islam."


Before considering the veracity of Sageman's claim, it is worth noting that no similar allegations were leveled by the media or their favored terror experts against Gore in the wake of Lee's hostage taking last year, or in the aftermath of Kaczynski's arrest in 1996. Moreover, Noam Chomsky, Michael Scheuer, Stephen Walt and John Mearshimer, whose writings were endorsed by Osama Bin Laden, have not been accused of responsibility for al Qaeda terrorism.

John J. Ray continued]

A nice follow up quiz Did Al Gore say it? Or was it the Unabomber?

Harry Reid gets it right on raisng debt limit

Let's face it.  Harry Reid is Spot On!

I knew the sumbitch had some good in him (via Jim at PRS)

There Is Just No Educating Of Tea Party People ---

You've been a bad, bad puppy

O'Donnell: There Is Just No Educating Of Tea Party People

Lawrence O'Donnell:
They truly did not know what the words debt ceiling meant. Look, let's admit it. It's true of most of the media, most everybody because these things were never covered before. And so they didn't know what it was. Now they were going to have to learn what it was, and they certainly weren't going to take their lesson from Washington about what the debt ceiling is. They were going to take their lessons from Sarah Palin about what it is. That's where they go. That's their catechism. That's where they check what they do next. So, there is no educating these Tea Party people. It's just a matter of how do you maneuver around them, and how do you govern. [O'Donnell: There Is Just No Educating Of Tea Party People]

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