TR Bennington jogged my memory of two old John Derbyshire articles. I reread them and decided to post some excerpts here. Hesperophobia This word was coined by the political scientist Robert Conquest. Its roots are the Greek words έσπερος (hesperos), which means “the west” and φόβος (phobos), which means “fear,” but which when used as […]

The Plott Pickins

Plott Hound A proposal to raise the state’s maximum speed limit to 75 mph has run out of gas. This story reminded me of this group. Rep. Jones threatens impeachment over Syrian war. Biltmore Estate is not profitable. A new report says U.S. Park Police cannot seem to keep track of their guns. Investigators found […]

Who Runs The government?

The Republican Party and the Democratic Party are locked in mortal combat. Its been noted ad naseum that there isn’t a “dimes worth of difference” between the two, but voters still rally and vest enormous effort and emotion in their team’s efforts. Every now and then, a lonely blog commentor says they’ve given up voting […]

Oil And Water

The dispute over interpretation of the Constitution is based on political philosophy, but political philosophy is itself based on something else. Look at this map, Look at who doesn’t claim hyphenated American ancestry,  the South. The reason for this is (drum roll) immigration. Most immigration from independence until the 20th century went to the north […]

Suspicion O’ Government Runs In Scottish Blood

I’m reading about Scottish immigration to the Antebellum South and I came across this page with this quote that I though worth sharing: ” Highlanders were suspicious of the road construction – seeing it as a government intrusion on their lives.” To put it into perspective, the period he’s referring to was one of major social change and urbanisation. Highland dress was outlawed, estates were forfeited and the government, generally, was […]

Lawfare Backfires

VIA FreeNC USA Today DETROIT — There have been only two McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. that have offered halal food. Both were in east Dearborn, Mich., which has a sizable population of Arab-American Muslims. But after a contentious lawsuit that accused the restaurant chain of selling non-halal items advertised as halal, McDonald’s has yanked […]

Suspect ID’d In Greenville Walmart Shooting

VIA Plott Hound WNCT The Greenville Police Department identified the shooting suspect in the Greenville mass shooting as Lakim Anthony Faust. Faust, 23 of Greenville, opened fire injuring four people before being brought down in a gun fight with Greenville Police. In a press conference on Sunday, Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden confirmed they obtained […]

Kentucky Police Dept. Gets Death Threat

Fox A small-town Kentucky police department mourning the ambush slaying of one of its men has received threats that more officers will be targeted, prompting an investigation by the FBI and state police, the police chief said Tuesday. The department received a written threat last week that “there are more to come,” a reference to […]

A Short Observation

Reading through the Anti-federalist papers, I see a similarity to today. While the Federalist Papers were written as coordinated effort by men in Congress to gain favor for their agenda, the Anti-Federalist Papers were written sporadically by various authors. Thefederalistpapers.org put it this way: “The arguments against ratification appeared in various forms, by various authors, […]

By Christians

There is no doubt that the founding population and culture of America was Christian. A quick search shows that the majority of the founders made definite statements about their religious beliefs, Roger Sherman (signer of the Continental Association, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation and the Constitution) went so far as to lay out his […]

Jefferson Bible

Apparently, Thomas Jefferson had a problem with the miracles of Jesus Christ and His disciples, so he edited them out of the Bible and created his “The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth”. Wikipedia says, The Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth as it is formally titled, was a […]

Shootout At Brunswick CO. DWI Check Point

WECT   emselves right in the middle of a shootout at what should have been a routine DWI checkpoint.  Days after the dramatic shootout in Brunswick County, they are still shaken by what they saw. “Every cop turned around and started unloading like super trigger happy as if their training was coming into full effect […]

New Site Added

I found this site through SF Medic. Doom and bloom is a site run by a doctor and his nurse wife focussing on medicing in grid down scenarios.   “In circumstances when you have lost access to modern medicine, there is no substitute for being medically prepared. Any disaster, short term or long term, puts […]

Resource For SHTF

VIA Free NC Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs: “ It is intended as a repertory of scientific and popular knowledge as regards the medicinal, economical, and useful properties […]

Plott Droppings

Carolina Plott Hound NC Civitas has a questionable breakdown of  “Moral Monday” demonstrators. Not specifically NC related, but interesting. Mass. democrat sponsors bill to alert tv viewers when they are being watched by their tv. Weird stuff, read the article. Tax migration.

Forgotten Books

Following a link from a link, etc. I came across Forgotten Books. Its a database of old books that can be read free online. Similar to Project Gutenberg or Project Gutenberg Australia, where I first read Algernon Blackwood, the spookiest writer ever!

What Will The TSA Do About This?

Bordering an airplane may get A LOT more, errr, uncomfortable. NY Times Now, months after that attack, on Dec. 6, a spokesman for the National Directorate of Security, Shafiqullah Tahiri, confirmed that the attacker had hidden the bomb inside his rectum. Two other Afghan security officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, confirmed that the […]

Crime Is A Trade

Looters travel to Oklahoma to practice their trade. NewsOK MOORE — Arrested with a truck full of copper wire, scrap metal and other items from homes destroyed by the May 20 tornado in Moore, three men told police they came hundreds of miles — all the way from Virginia — for the sole purpose of […]

The Lost Colony Gets A Tony

VIA Carolina Plott Hound Hampton Roads Online A Tony award is coming to the Outer Banks. “The Lost Colony,” the long-running summer theater staple on Roanoke Island, is among this year’s winners of the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theater award. The Broadway equivalent of the Oscars, the Tonys present their annual awards Sunday night […]

Moral Monday Draws Activists From Across The Country

Is this the new tourism? I hope not. Over 150 radical leftists and professional protesters from California, New York and Florida were arrested at the North Carolina legislative building this week. Far left groups are holding weekly protests to encourage GOP lawmakers to spend more money and allow same-day registration and voting. Something N.C. NAACP […]

Troopers Crack Down On Motorists

…in Ocracoke. Island Free Press Ocracoke Island was in an uproar over the weekend when two state troopers made their presence known during a big tourist weekend that ended with the patrolmen’s cars getting vandalized. Troopers from Troop A, District 4 in Washington (Beaufort County) arrived on the island Wednesday and left Saturday morning, First […]

Was That Intolerant?

H/T Free NC WKRN “Near the end of the presentation, an American-born, Muslim woman talked about the 2007 arson of a mosque in Columbia, Tennessee, to show the impact of hate crimes. A large number of attendees cheered.” I can’t get the video to embed, so go to Free North Carolina to see it.

Narco Jihadis

POVERTY + MARXISM = ISLAM? Ynet news “US intelligence indicates that Mexico is home to some 200,000 Syrian and Lebanese immigrants – most of them illegal – who were able to cross the border via an extensive web of contacts with drug cartels, both in Mexico and in other countries in South America.” “Western intelligence […]

What Islam Is Not

Below is a video from 2009 posted at Sharia Unveiled, but first a few numbers: According to Wikipedia, the US is .8% muslim According to Islamic Valley[.com] there are 33 mosques in NC. A google maps search “Mosque in NC” comes back with 31, also. Carolina Muslims [.com] gives 28 with Charlotte, Durham and Raleigh […]

What Makes Terrorism Different From Violent Crime?

According to the FBI report Terrorism 2002-2005, ” There is no single, universally accepted, definition of terrorism. Terrorism is defined in the Code of Federal Regulations as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political […]