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Friday, May 28, 2010

Election Day!


Don't forget election day in Alabama is June 1!
Far be it from me to tell my highly educated readers who to vote for, but here are some suggestions.

I endorse the following candidates:

Governor: Roy Moore

Lieutenant Governor: Gene Ponder

Attorney General: Luther Strange

State Treasurer: George Wallace Jr.

State Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries: Dale Peterson

United States Senator: N.C. "Clint" Moser

Supreme Court Justice, Place 2: Mike Bolin

Supreme Court Justice, Place 3: Tom Parker

Public Service Commission, Place 1: Chris Beeker

Public Service Commission, Place 2: Chip Brown


And on a more local note, if you live in Alabama's 6th Congressional District please consider voting for Stan Cooke, NOT Spencer Bachus. Bachus has been in office WAY to long (17 years).

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More Racial Profiling

Unbeknownst to many Americans, veterans who come to the VA for help, but who cannot manage their own financial affairs, are labeled as "mentally defective" by the government. On that basis alone, their names are put in an FBI database (along with criminals) and are denied their Second Amendment rights. This action often extends to the families of these veterans as well.
- Richard Burr, North Carolina Senator, pro-Second Amendment legislator

Coincidentally, a high percentage of veterans are Southerners. The South is overrepresented among military recruits. It provided 42.2 percent of 1999 recruits and 41.0 percent of 2003 recruits but contained just 35.6 percent of the population ages 18-24.

How about South hit hardest in Iraq military deaths?

In the 20th century, while comprising only about 25% of the general population, the South provided more than her fair share of troops for wars that truly served no interests of the South. Southerners made up 26% of the armed forces during WWI, 34% during WWII, 35% of the troops in Korea, 36% of the men in Vietnam, and an astounding 41% in the Persian Gulf War. In WWII, Texas A&M alone provided more officers to America's military branches than West Point and Annapolis combined (or any other university for that matter). Ironically, as the U.S. in general, and the government in particular, become increasingly hostile toward the South, Southerners have increasingly served the American Empire's military needs.

I wonder what the Washington tyrants think this is doing to young men like myself who once considered joining the military?

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Prejudice?

Like many of you, I was puzzled to not see more news coverage of the Nashville flood. We only learned of the true extent of the disaster from friends of ours who live in areas hit by the flood.
It's really been refreshing to see the Tennesseans set an example of self sufficiency by rolling up their sleeves and putting their lives back together.
My only regret is that I'm not up there helping them.
Although some people have applied for government assistance, the universal cry for the nanny state is not there, as it was in New Orleans. I was disgusted to hear Brad Paisley say, in his interview with Anderson Cooper, that he thought the most important thing was that people should know that the government was standing by, there was a number folks could dial and get immediate help. (I don't know WHAT he was drinking!)
As Frank Ross writes, "Well, who cares about Opryland? Or Nashvegas — the home of the country music industry — for that matter? Bunch of hillbillies and, most likely, Tea Partiers."

Sounds like racial profiling to me...

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Monday, May 10, 2010

In Remembrance...


Stonewall Jackson was a general ahead of his time.
In a war that is considered to be the last "gentleman's war", Jackson implemented many principles of 4th Generation warfare, which many modern military officers still study. This was because he understood the underlining principle that there's "a time to kill and a time to heal".
And war is a time to kill.
Unlike Lee, who was the ultimate gentleman, Jackson advocated taking the war to the North, arguing that the North would never give up so long as the war was not being fought on their turf.
He knew that this would be the best use of the South's advantage in individual skill and leadership.
When Stonewall Jackson died on this day in 1863, the hopes of a nation founded on the Bible, and the Biblical principles of small government, died with him.
After the war, Lee seemed to regret being so conservative in his wartime efforts. He said to former Texas Governor Fletcher Stockdale: "If I had foreseen the use those people designed to make of their victory, there would have been no surrender at Appomattox Courthouse; no sir, not by me. Had I foreseen these results of subjugation, I would have preferred to die at Appomattox with my brave men, my sword in my right hand."

As we look at these great men of the past, it is important to gain inspiration from their example and remember that the war is not yet over. We know that Christ's truth will ultimatley triumph no matter what "successes" are experienced by those in opposition to Him, including the current leadership of the United States.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Another Project...

Howdy, y'all!
Sorry for the slow posting. We have been sooo busy these last several weeks- trying to keep up with our garden, helping some friends with their garden, cutting grass, building a shed, and working on our truck.

1966 Ford F100

We got this truck last summer and the radiator went out while hauling limbs in December. I ended up replacing the motor mounts, the radiator, radiator hoses, and the fan blade. I'd never been involved in a mechanic type project like this before, so I learned a lot (like, unscrew the radiator from the truck frame before disconnecting the hoses...or you'll be laying in a puddle of antifreeze!).

The new internals

So that's purty much it!

Hay season is almost here, and I probably won't be posting very often for the next several months. Just lovin' and laughin' and bustin' our backs and we call it all livin' the dream...

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