Sunday, October 22, 2017

Great Interview: Janis Joplin - Dick Cavett Show (1969)

Still looking good, but H and Southern Comfort got to her.  Dead at 27.  What a shame.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

With A Little Help Of My Friends

Another yankee tell us whats right

Via Jonathan

At 7 pm, precious little daylight remained when General Robert E. Lee ordered his entire force of between 30,000 and 50,000 men to make a coordinated assault against the Union position along a two-mile front.

The aggressive CSA General John Bell Hood spearheaded the attack with the famed Texas Brigade. Considered by many to be the toughest fighting brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia, the 1st Texas, 4th Texas, 5th Texas, 18th Georgia, and General Wade Hampton's South Carolina Legion led the charge that broke the Union line.


 It is of little wonder that there is so much divisiveness and hate among people of different races, when there is always some misguided and uneducated butt-hole that wishes to come down to OUR SOUTH and attempt to tell us, what is the right thing we should do to get along with each others particular race. My point is taken from an article that was added to an already SORRY news source,concerning our CONFEDERATE Monuments. This person thinks he can quote a few lines from some of our history books, put his own perverted twist on them and it will be alright . Wrong, Peckerhead, We do not have your yankee problems down here. If you like your way of thinking take your damn law degree and other credentials you MIGHT have and go BACK north or from what ever piece of slim you crawled from. I almost hate for this to be posted as it just might increase the already sorry distribution of a local fish wrapper, by a couple of issues. DEO VINDICE.

-- Joseph Carter Leary

Muddy Waters - I'm A Man

Mind jog from  Charlie  on Amazing Pilot Saved His Wingman, Pushed His Damage...

Muddy Waters was all we listened to in the pool room at *EHS which used to be all boys.


Novel concept these days.........

How Trump’s Twitter account is fueling a GOP money surge

Via Billy

When President Trump tweets, Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill may see stars. But the Republican National Committee (RNC) sees dollar signs.

The RNC has raised more than $104 million since Trump took office in January, fueled by a surge in donors who have never contributed to the party before. For the first time in recent memory, Republicans are raking in more money from those small-dollar donors than they are from big-spending whales who write four- or five-figure checks.

More @ The Hill

Dem rep's office reportedly overwhelmed by calls amid Trump feud

Rep. Frederica Wilson's (D-Fla.) offices in Washington and Miami have reportedly been inundated with phone calls and threats following a war of words with President Trump this week.

Staffers at one point had to turn off the phones in Wilson's D.C. office after callers bombarded the phones lines, forcing many callers to only reach a voicemail, a local CBS affiliate reported Friday.

The number of calls has apparently reached the thousands over the past few days, according to the report, which said that fax machines were turned over to investigators as threats rolled in, pulling in the Capitol Police, Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies to look into the threats.

More @ The Hill

Senator Sam

 Sam Ervin
He once wrote that he was “born of Burke County’s bone and flesh of Burke County’s flesh. Hence, outsiders may think I am biased in its favor. Be that as it may, I am satisfied that when the Good Lord restores the Garden of Eden to earth, He will center it in Burke County because He will have so few changes to make to achieve perfect creation.”
This essay is from Brion McClanahan and Clyde Wilson’s Forgotten Conservatives in American History (Pelican, 2012).

In 1973, Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina was perhaps the most respected and popular member of the United States Congress. His role in the televised Watergate hearings as chairman of the Senate Select Committee led one member of Congress to remark that he was “the most nonpartisan Democrat in the Senate.” T-shirts were made in his honor; everyone had a favorite “Senator Sam” story; he starred on an album entitled “Senator Sam at Home;” his face was pressed on Newsweek and Time; fan clubs appeared; and it became “chic” to have a Southern accent and spin down-home tales of life in the rural South. Millions adored him.

But Ervin didn’t buy into this heroic public image. He was seventy-seven and had already decided he would retire in 1975. He maintained a listed phone number at his residence in Washington D.C. for most of his time in the Senate (he only changed it after several unusual phone calls during the Watergate hearings led his wife to demand a new unlisted number), and he called himself a simple “country lawyer.” He lived in the same house in Morganton, North Carolina most of his life (across the street from his birth home), greeted neighbors and constituents himself at the front door, and graciously accepted produce on his porch from local farmers. He would often remark that his wife of over fifty years kept him grounded. Senator Sam was truly one of the people.

Amazing Pilot Saved His Wingman, Pushed His Damaged Phantom By Its Tail Hook Out Of Vietnam

Via Minh Dinh Nguyen


Of the 132 missions Bob Pardo flew in Vietnam with the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, the most significant is that of March 10, 1967, when he and his with rear pilot 1st Lt Steve Wayne, were on a mission to attack the steel mills close to the North Vietnamese capitol of Hanoi. Flying as his wingman was Capt. Earl Aman and his “Guy in Back” Lt. Bob Houghton. The area around Hanoi was the best protected in military aviation history, and on that day enemy anti aircraft fire was the heaviest Captain Pardo had experienced in his many missions there.

Before they arrived at the objective, the F-4 Phantom of Captain Aman’s was hit, but he managed to stay in formation. As they were closing in on the steel mill Aman’s F-4 was hit by ack-ack once more and his plane started to leak fuel. Then Pardo’s plane was hit as well yet he could proceed with the strike, however his F-4 was now leaking fuel too. When they were over 20,000 feet on their way out, it became evident that Aman did not have enough fuel make it to nearby Laos, where he and Houghton would be able to eject with a fair chance of being rescued by friendly troops. If they were to eject over North Vietnam, the chances of evading escape were slim and capture and, if they were lucky, a lengthy stay in a POW camp would await them.

More @ War History

Is That A 650HP 2017 Ford Lightning?

Could it be? Is that a 2017 Ford Lightning? Well, if you ask Georgia’s Pioneer Ford and the number of people lined up to buy one, the answer to that question is an emphatic yes. We hadn’t seen a Ford that wears the Lightning nameplate since 2004, when the 380 hp, Supercharged 5.4 Triton motor was discontinued, to the dismay of adoring fans. At the time, the Ford Lightning was considered the world’s fastest truck, and ever since it’s been missed by fans far and wide. Until now.

A trip down to a small (6,779 pop.) Georgia town named Breman will get you as close to a new version of the Ford Lightning as the automotive world has seen in nearly 14 years. That’s a long time to be without the outgoing Lightning’s supercharger whine, and Ford hasn’t shown us anything to indicate they’re interested in reviving the nameplate. The automotive manufacturer seems to be too busy stuffing twin-turbo motors into trucks like the Raptor to mess with the likes of a new Lightning.

That’s where Pioneer Ford steps in and builds fans a small, regular cab, rear-wheel-drive V8 truck just for them. The Ford Lightnings these guys build are the real deal; that’s a fact, Jack.

More @ Racing Junk

Rock of a New and More Perfect Union

To secure Lincoln’s reelection, Assistant Secretary of War Charles A. Dana later testified that “the whole power of the War Department was used to secure Lincoln’s reelection in 1864 (Hapgood’s Life of Lincoln).” Dana was a prewar socialist who lived at the notorious Brook Farm commune, hired Karl Marx to write for Greeley’s Tribune, spied on Grant for Lincoln, and was the one who ordered manacles be bolted on President Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe.
Bernhard Thuersam,   The Great American Political Divide

Rock of a New and More Perfect Union

“Lincoln’s second election was largely committed to the War and Navy Departments of the Federal government, he having been nominated by the same radical Republican Party, practically, that nominated him at Chicago in 1860; and George B. McClellan was the nominee of the Democratic Party.

Lincoln made criticism of his administration treason triable by court-martial, and United States soldiers ruled at the polls. General B.F. Butler’s book gives full particulars of the large force with which he controlled completely the voters of New York City; and McClure’s book, “Our Presidents,” tells “how necessary the army vote was, and was secured”; and Ida Tarbell says: “It was declared that Lincoln had been guilty of all the abuses of a military dictatorship.”

R.M. Stribling’s “From Gettysburg to Appomattox” gives undeniable proof of Lincoln’s conspiracy with his generals to secure his reelection: and Holland’s “Lincoln” says that “when Lincoln killed, by pocketing it, a bill for the reconstruction of the Union which Congress had just passed, Ben Wade, Winter Davis and Greeley published in Greeley’s Tribune (August 6) a bitter manifesto, “charging the President, by preventing this bill from becoming a law, with purposely holding the electoral votes of the rebel States at the discretion of his personal ambition”; and Usher tells how “pretended representatives from Virginia, West Virginia, and Louisiana were seated in Congress;” and (August, 1864) Schouler says: “An address to the people by the opposition in Congress accused Lincoln of the creation of bogus States.”

General [John C.] Fremont, the preceding nominee of Lincoln’s party for the presidency, charged Lincoln with “incapacity, selfishness, disregard of personal rights, and liberty of the press;” also “with feebleness, want of principle, and managing the war for personal ends.”

Lincoln’s success was not won by the North, for a large part of its people were against Lincoln’s policy of coercion. So, seeing voluntary enlistments ceasing, and the draft unpopular, by offering large bounties and other inducements, Lincoln secured recruits as follows: 176,800 Germans, 144,200 Irish, 99,000 English and British-Americans, 74,000 other foreigners, 186,017 Negroes, and from the border States 344,190, making a grand total of 1,151,660 men.

It is readily seen that without this great addition to Lincoln’s Northern army he would have been “in bad,” for, as it was, the North was almost on the point of “quitting” several times.

In an article in the [Confederate] Veteran, October, 1924 (“On Force and Consent”) Dr. Scrugham [states:] ”The United Daughters of the Confederacy have rendered a signal service to the perpetuation of government based on the consent of the governed by keeping alive the memory of the bravery of those who died that such government might not perish from the Southern States. Their work will not be completed till they have convinced the world, after the manner of the Athenian Greeks, that the Greek memorial to Lincoln in Washington, DC is dedicated to the wrong man.”  Amen.

Finally, let it not be forgotten, that this principle of government by the consent of the people was the rock on which our fathers of 1776 built the “new and more perfect” Union of States; and later, was the fundamental principle of the Union of the Southern Confederacy . . .”

(Events Leading to Lincoln’s Second Election, Cornelius B. Hite, Washington, DC, Confederate Veteran, July, 1926, excerpts, pp. 247-248)