Saturday, May 27, 2017

Bend and Obey

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Red State

Remove all the statues that offend thee,
burn all the books not aligned,
wipe all the smiles that humor brings,
for tomorrow we shall leave ye behind.

Remove all the past that taught us death,
hate all the wars and heroes true,
focus on the self and the current hours,
erase all the wrong we drudged through.

The pyramids slain, the cemeteries cleared,
the fields of Flanders and Verdun,
the future is ours, right here right now,
no peace until our war is won.
No gender defined,
no history kind,
dash all that stands in our way,
and if by mere chance, they sculpt our great stance,
only then shall you bend and obey.

Slavery in Connecticut

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Fairfield, Connecticut’s black population, both free and enslaved, helped load the ships with Yankee notions, barrel staves, foodstuffs, and rum destined for Africa to trade for yet more slaves. The transatlantic slave trade that New England dominated by 1750 helped the region build and maintain its affluence.Bernhard Thuersam, www.Circa1865.com   The Great American Political Divide

Slavery in Connecticut

“Connecticut conducted another census in 1774. With a population of 4863, Fairfield was the eleventh largest town in Connecticut in 1774. The 4863 persons included 4544 whites and 319 blacks, giving Fairfield the highest percentage of black population in the colony.

Fairfield’s growing trade encouraged the growth of its black population. Approximately three out of every four blacks in Fairfield in the 1770’s were slaves. Most of them were men who worked as laborers or household servants; a smaller number of women were household servants; and even a smaller number were children.

Most slaves were denied the pleasure of residing, with or without the benefit of marriage, with a member of the opposite sex. Captain David Judson owned a married couple and their child, but more typical was Hezekiah Gold, who owned four men, “a wench,” a young man, and two boys. Slavery was a luxury that Fairfield came to afford as it became more affluent. Most free blacks in Fairfield worked as laborers, either on the docks or on board ship.”

(Fairfield, The Biography of a Community, Thomas J. Farnham, Fairfield Historical Society, 1988, excerpts, pp. 71-72)

FBI probing attempted hack of Trump Organization

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The FBI is investigating an attempted overseas cyberattack against the Trump Organization, summoning President Donald Trump’s sons, Don Jr. and Eric, for an emergency session with the bureau’s cybersecurity agents and representatives of the CIA, officials tell ABC News. 

Law enforcement officials who spoke to ABC News on the condition of anonymity confirmed the attempted hack and said the subsequent meeting took place at the FBI’s New York headquarters on May 8, the day before Trump fired FBI director James Comey. Spokesmen for the FBI, CIA and Secret Service all declined to comment. 

Reached by phone, Eric Trump, an executive vice president of the family company, would not confirm or deny that he and his brother had met with the FBI but told ABC News that the company had ultimately not been infiltrated. 

“We absolutely weren’t hacked,” Eric Trump said during the brief call. “That’s crazy. We weren’t hacked, I can tell you that.”

More @ ABC

Hannity Goes 'Underground' to Decide If He Will Return to Fox News, Source Says

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James Murdoch “is literally obsessed with getting rid of everyone associated with the old Fox and turning Fox into a respectable news network like CNN.” (Evidently braindead)

Amid ongoing turmoil at Fox News, an internal battle appears to be brewing between top executives and one of the last remaining vestiges of the lineup that made the network a powerhouse in cable news — Sean Hannity.

Hannity has gone “underground” and is actively considering whether or not he will return to Fox News on Tuesday, a source close to Hannity told Independent Journal Review. It's a stunning development at the network, which has seemingly remained in a constant state of turmoil since the ouster of the late Roger Ailes.

Yankeeville Memorial Day Flag Display



Hey Brock,

Today is our day of observance with family and friends. We have our flag display up. Getting lots of honks and stops. Great conversations. Lots of comments about seeing this in northern Illinois, displayed by someone born and raised here.

Your Northern Copperhead friend

2018 Dodge Demon $84,995

 So That's How Much the 2018 Dodge Demon Will Cost

If you’ve had your eye on the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, but haven’t been sure if your wallet will be as fond of the powerful muscle car, here’s your answer. The Dodge Demon will start at a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $84,995 (including $1,700 gas guzzler tax and excluding $1,095 destination). The Demon Crate and other options will be available to owners for $1.

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Poland Prime Minister: We Will Not Be “Blackmailed” Into Taking Your Migrants:1:47

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County votes to offer ‘Old Joe’ to United Daughters of Confederacy

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The Confederate statue in downtown Gainesville commonly known as “Old Joe” will have a chance to become the property of the group that installed it more than 100 years ago.

The Alachua County Commission voted 4-1 Tuesday, with Commissioner Lee Pinkoson voting no, to donate the statue to the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the group that had the statue built in 1904. The commission also voted to replace the statue with a piece of art that “represents the shared values” of Alachua County residents.

The commission will give the United Daughters of the Confederacy 60 days to decide if it wants the statue, and the group would have to pay for its removal.

                                                   More @ The Gainesville Sun

How Sharia Supremacism and Judicial Imperialism Threaten National Security

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What federal judges do not see as fit is Donald Trump. If he orders it, they will undo it, even if it is manifest that the same orders would be upheld if issued by a different president. And the judges’ values tend not to be your values.
They value a new, aggressive, and indiscriminate protection of religion — provided that the religion is Islam. Your value is a trifle. Their value is transformed into a right of Muslim immigration, derived from the new, judicially manufactured right of America-based Muslims not to have their self-esteem bruised.

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The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal’s ruling against President Trump’s so-called travel ban empowers both radical Islam and judicial imperialism. The combination portends lasting damage to the United States.
 
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Sources refute claim that Nash Farm Battlefield ‘undocumented

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In July 2005, the Nash Farm Battlefield property was purchased by Henry County with the intent to serve as “a valuable cultural, historical and educational resource and protect and preserve greenspace,” according to the resolution authorizing condemnation of the property.

The 207-acre parcel was purchased for $8.2 million via eminent domain. The resolution notes the property was the site of battles and encampments during the Civil War “which has significant cultural and historical value and should be preserved for future generations.”
Since its purchase, the site has hosted numerous events including re-enactments, living history programs, weddings and holiday celebrations.
In February 2011, Friends of Nash Farm Battlefield, an all-volunteer group, opened the Nash Farm Battlefield Museum on the property. It housed a collection of artifacts unearthed on the property and numerous exhibits telling the story of the Nash family and the battle fought on Nash Farm and surrounding locations.

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