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An occa­sional series high­light­ing posts at the sites of my Mag­nif­i­cent Seven Writ­ers (for­mer and present)

Pat Austin at So it goes in Shreve­port says the civil war is still being fought

You may recall that Mr. Epper­son is attempt­ing to have the Con­fed­er­ate Mon­u­ment removed that stands in front of the cour­t­house on land given to the United Daugh­ters of the Con­fed­er­acy in 1903. I attended the Caddo Com­mis­sion com­mit­tee meet­ing when this was dis­cussed and wrote about it here. You can watch the video of that meet­ing here. If you just want to skip to Mr. Epperson’s wan­der­ing, pro­fan­ity laced tirade at the end, it starts at about 1:20 in the video.

Appar­ently Mr. Epperson’s wasn’t a big fan of Lincoln’s advice to “let em up easy” but nobody is more sore than a sore winner.

Ear­lier this month Juli­ette at Baldilocks wrote about a 2008 post whose point seems to be repeat­ing itself

All too often these days, when the aver­age per­son talks about prin­ci­ples, what they’re really talk­ing about are their per­sonal com­modi­ties — a fixed quan­tity to be sold under cer­tain cir­cum­stances, with a finite set of buy­ers as well. Oh sure, this mer­chan­dise is labeled as “prin­ci­ples” but the def­i­n­i­tion of the word has become muta­ble – Truth become the Lie.

In her Car­ni­val of Latin Amer­ica at her blog Fausta pro­vides evi­dence that His­tory repeats itself:

Moscow Build­ing Spy Site in Nicaragua. Sig­nals intel­li­gence facil­ity part of deal for 50 Russ­ian tanks (h/​t Stephen Green). Not con­tent with sim­ply send­ing spy ships to Cuba, now

The Russ­ian gov­ern­ment is build­ing an elec­tronic intelligence-​gathering facil­ity in Nicaragua as part of Moscow’s efforts to increase mil­i­tary and intel­li­gence activ­i­ties in the West­ern Hemisphere.

While the MSM has no inter­est in the vio­lence in Chicago At Marathon Pun­dit John Ruberry is keep­ing count:

It’s sum­mer which sadly means that there will be more shoot­ings in Chicago. This week­end seven peo­ple were shot to death and at least 48 oth­ers were wounded. Among the lat­ter was a 19-​year-​old South Side woman who was shot twice shortly before noon on Sat­ur­day – she’s in crit­i­cal condition.

At his site Author Tim Imholt PhD opines on some 80’s music that’s strik­ing a famil­iar chord to him

Think about those words. We have two front run­ners in Amer­i­can pol­i­tics for the 2016 Pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. Those are Hillary Clin­ton and Don­ald Trump. Putting aside for a minute the thought that if these two are really the best, smartest, most qual­i­fied peo­ple in the nation for that job, we have a long way to go as a nation. Think about those words. These two polit­i­cal lead­ers are essen­tially liv­ing up to those words every day. Don­ald talks about him­self more than any­one I know, and Hillary says look I held all these impor­tant posi­tions with shock­ingly awe­some titles. Per­haps Don­ald went bank­rupt a lot and Hillary failed to per­form in those jobs, but that’s beside the point. Pol­i­tics is a show, and those two have peo­ple who have swarmed around that cult of per­son­al­ity in both cases.

At Lady Liberty’s site AP Dil­lon doesn’t take sides in vio­lent clashes between fas­cists but the MSM does

To me it looks like one fas­cist group attack­ing another fas­cist group. I’m not defend­ing either side here, but the media is. Google for news sto­ries on the attacks and one can see the media has taken the side of BAMN.

One out­let cited the South­ern Poverty Law Cen­ter (SPLC) when describ­ing who and what the Tra­di­tion­al­ist Work­ers Party was. This is sadly hilar­i­ous, as SPLC helpsfund the UEAA, from which BAMN gets their money. Shock­ingly, the UEAA also gets money from Unions, but appar­ently not a lot accord­ing to UEAA’s 990 fil­ings. Fun fact: When I called SPLC out yes­ter­day on Twit­ter, they blocked me.

BAMN appears to be a far left, fas­cist style group who fol­lows the rules of Saul Alin­sky. From look­ing at their web­site, BAMN seems to believe that ille­gal immi­grant sanc­tu­ary cities are not enough, whole states should be con­verted. Dis­cover the Net­works has some inter­est­ing his­tory on BAMN.

It’s been a while since occa­sional con­trib­u­tor Jerry Wil­son posted on his site, but that last post struck about Dawn Wis­ner John­son struck a chord:

For the past few years, I’ve been work­ing with, help­ing, and sup­port­ing a non profit – For­got­ten Chil­dren – headed by my good friend, Paula Daniels. I never thought that this would hit so close to home.

Friends, please take a moment to watch this inter­view with a vic­tim that escaped. If you don’t have the time to do that, would you “like” this post? The more likes, the more peo­ple will see it.

I’m also very sad that when I post on Face­book about human traf­fick­ing I may get 5 “likes.” Yet, when I post about my vaca­tions or fam­ily, 50 to 100 “likes”. How sad that is to me.

Peo­ple don’t like to be reminded of unpleas­ant real­i­ties, because it implies a need to do some­thing about it

It’s been a while since Linda Suzuki blogged here and her site No one of Any import hasn’t seen much action lately either but this post is a great sum­mary of the duties of a par­ent:

Here’s why: I have NO opin­ion about my children’s future. Unless:

  • They get hooked on ille­gal drugs
  • They sell ille­gal drugs
  • Their spouses get hooked on or sell ille­gal drugs
  • They abuse their spouses
  • Their spouses abuse them
  • They turn to other crim­i­nal activ­ity as a source of income
  • They refuse to work, instead liv­ing off the gov­ern­ment teat
  • They expect me & my hus­band to con­tinue sup­port­ing them indefinitely
  • They irre­spon­si­bly go into large amounts of debt in a pur­suit of unre­al­is­tic dreams

The end. If none of the above apply, and my chil­dren are above 18, then I am a sat­is­fied parent.

The job of a par­ent is to teach kids to be adults Linda seems to get it.


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An occasional series highlighting posts at the sites of my Magnificent Seven Writers (former and present)

Pat Austin at So it goes in Shreveport says the civil war is still being fought

You may recall that Mr. Epperson is attempting to have the Confederate Monument removed that stands in front of the courthouse on land given to the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1903.  I attended the Caddo Commission committee meeting when this was discussed and wrote about it here.  You can watch the video of that meeting here.  If you just want to skip to Mr. Epperson’s wandering, profanity laced tirade at the end, it starts at about 1:20 in the video.

Apparently Mr. Epperson’s wasn’t a big fan of Lincoln’s advice to “let em up easy” but nobody is more sore than a sore winner.

Earlier this month Juliette at Baldilocks wrote about a 2008 post whose point seems to be repeating itself

All too often these days, when the average person talks about principles, what they’re really talking about are their personal commodities—a fixed quantity to be sold under certain circumstances, with a finite set of buyers as well. Oh sure, this merchandise is labeled as “principles” but the definition of the word has become mutable–Truth become the Lie.

In her Carnival of Latin America at her blog Fausta provides evidence that History repeats itself:

Moscow Building Spy Site in Nicaragua. Signals intelligence facility part of deal for 50 Russian tanks (h/t Stephen Green). Not content with simply sending spy ships to Cuba, now

The Russian government is building an electronic intelligence-gathering facility in Nicaragua as part of Moscow’s efforts to increase military and intelligence activities in the Western Hemisphere.

While the MSM has no interest in the violence in Chicago At Marathon Pundit John Ruberry is keeping count:

It’s summer which sadly means that there will be more shootings in Chicago. This weekend seven people were shot to death and at least 48 others were wounded. Among the latter was a 19-year-old South Side woman who was shot twice shortly before noon on Saturday–she’s in critical condition.

At his site Author Tim Imholt PhD opines on some 80’s music that’s striking a familiar chord to him

Think about those words. We have two front runners in American politics for the 2016 Presidential election. Those are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Putting aside for a minute the thought that if these two are really the best, smartest, most qualified people in the nation for that job, we have a long way to go as a nation. Think about those words. These two political leaders are essentially living up to those words every day. Donald talks about himself more than anyone I know, and Hillary says look I held all these important positions with shockingly awesome titles. Perhaps Donald went bankrupt a lot and Hillary failed to perform in those jobs, but that’s beside the point. Politics is a show, and those two have people who have swarmed around that cult of personality in both cases. 

At Lady Liberty’s site AP Dillon doesn’t take sides in violent clashes between fascists but the MSM does

To me it looks like one fascist group attacking another fascist group. I’m not defending either side here, but the media is.  Google for news stories on the attacks and one can see the media has taken the side of BAMN.

One outlet cited the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) when describing who and what the Traditionalist Workers Party was. This is sadly hilarious, as SPLC helpsfund the UEAA, from which BAMN gets their money. Shockingly, the UEAA also gets money from Unions, but apparently not a lot according to UEAA’s 990 filings. Fun fact: When I called SPLC out yesterday on Twitter, they blocked me.

BAMN appears to be a far left, fascist style group who follows the rules of Saul Alinsky. From looking at their website, BAMN seems to believe that illegal immigrant sanctuary cities are not enough, whole states should be converted. Discover the Networks has some interesting history on BAMN.

It’s been a while since occasional contributor Jerry Wilson posted on his site, but that last post struck about Dawn Wisner Johnson struck a chord:

For the past few years, I’ve been working with, helping, and supporting a non profit – Forgotten Children – headed by my good friend, Paula Daniels. I never thought that this would hit so close to home.

Friends, please take a moment to watch this interview with a victim that escaped. If you don’t have the time to do that, would you “like” this post? The more likes, the more people will see it.

I’m also very sad that when I post on Facebook about human trafficking I may get 5 “likes.” Yet, when I post about my vacations or family, 50 to 100 “likes”. How sad that is to me.

People don’t like to be reminded of unpleasant realities, because it implies a need to do something about it

It’s been a while since Linda Suzuki blogged here and her site No one of Any import hasn’t seen much action lately either but this post is a great summary of the duties of a parent:

Here’s why:  I have NO opinion about my children’s future.  Unless:

  • They get hooked on illegal drugs
  • They sell illegal drugs
  • Their spouses get hooked on or sell illegal drugs
  • They abuse their spouses
  • Their spouses abuse them
  • They turn to other criminal activity as a source of income
  • They refuse to work, instead living off the government teat
  • They expect me & my husband to continue supporting them indefinitely
  • They irresponsibly go into large amounts of debt in a pursuit of unrealistic dreams

The end.  If none of the above apply, and my children are above 18, then I am a satisfied parent.

The job of a parent is to teach kids to be adults Linda seems to get it.


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