Sarah Palin is the only woman who can make Tony Romo WIN a playoff.

calendar   Sunday - March 21, 2010

Revolt in 2010

Sounds like a Heinlein novel. He actually wrote one titled ‘Revolt in 2100’. Guess we’re 90 years early.


Let the bloodbath begin!



Courtesy of Old Catman in the comments.

Yes! We have guillotine!


Democrat heads will roll! Public executions! I’ll be running the hot dog/popcorn stand.


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 03/21/2010 at 07:55 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - March 20, 2010

A reminder for Senator Harry Reid (D-Mormon-Nevada)

For those who don’t know, probably most of you, Ezra Taft Benson was Secretary of Agriculture for both of Eisenhower’s terms. At the time he was also one of the Quorum of the Twelve in the LDS church. Later, he became the 13th President of the LDS Church.

This means that Ezra Taft Benson is considered a prophet by the LDS. Harry Reid was around then. That means he sustained Ezra Taft Benson as a ‘prophet, seer, and revelator’ for the Church, and indeed, the world.

Senator Reid is LDS. He is an ordained Elder, maybe even a High Priest. He also has a Temple recommend. He should be excommunicated. I cannot find an instance when, as Senate Majority Leader, he has not lied outright. When ordained to the Melchizedek Priesthood, you take a vow to never ‘bear false witness’, ie, lie. Senator Reid lies every time his mouth opens.

Senator Reid, you are a liar. You are an apostate. You are no better than the Kingmen in the Book of Mormon. I call you to repentance. Failing that, I call for your excommunication.

I should note that Ezra Taft Benson is one of my favorite Church leaders. He wrote an interesting book titled ‘This Nation Shall Endure”.

Endure. Yeah, that’s a polite way of putting the hell Senator Reid is trying to foist on us.


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 03/20/2010 at 09:24 PM   
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calendar   Friday - March 19, 2010

We The People

H/T: Free Republic

No further comment required.


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calendar   Friday - March 05, 2010

Dutch MP Geert Wilders defies protesters to screen anti-Islamic film in House of Lords

A few weeks ago we spoke about the trial of a man named Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician being tried by a kangaroo court in his home country. At the moment, it also appears that he may be the next PM of his country.  He has a film, we have had it posted here but you can find it at YT, called FITNA.  It is not a loving testimonial islam. He is highly critical of a religion that he does not believe fits in at all well in Western culture. He also see militant islam as a threat to liberty and says so out loud.  Naturally, the miserable condomstuffers and asswipes on the left and the muzzies want to muzzle him.  Last year he was even denied entry to the former Gt. Britain as a threat to national safety or something of the like.  Of course, the unwashed lice infested rabble that carry signs saying death to the west and the hell with freedom pose no threat at all to the nation. They are members of the ROP and all one needs to do to get along well with this group of vermin, is agree with their views and accept sharia law and islamic customs and religion.

One of the (many) things that piss me off a lot about protesters is that so many of them speak with accents and have names that few outside their own rats nest can pronounce. So I think, why are these sub humans who speak another language from another country here and trying to stop a guest from speaking his mind.
What right does any foreigner have to come here and then try and muzzle an invited politician from another western country.  What are they afraid of. Answer, NOTHING.  They aren’t afraid actually.  They just don’t like the message and don’t want it others to hear it either.  Of course, they have their supporters among the idiot left and traitors.  To be critical of or question the rop automatically makes one a Nazi racist fascist homophobe.

That last is another bothersome red flag item for me.  Someone gets a dozen ppl together and they give themselves a name like the anti-fascist union or anti-Nazi volunteers or somesuch, which they think makes them legit in the eyes of folks who aren’t any of those things, and thus gives em the right to hold up traffic and try and stop the speaker.  In this case, Geert Wilders.  Something else to consider about his visit here today btw.  This is by private invitation for a private meeting and showing of his film.  So the freedom loving anti Fascist groups here don’t even want him speaking privately, never mind what he may say in public.

These folks are a clear and present danger to the west and should be eliminated by any and all means.  Of course they won’t be and they know that. They are safe. For now anyway. And they know that too.
I wish I could have worded this better then I have.  I really am very much PO’d that more people can not see the danger and can not see how phony these “protesters” are.  Why the heck is this man always referred to as “Far Right?” Even by the Daily Mail.  Finally, I find it insulting that these vermin actually think I might really believe they are merely anti-Fascist, instead of hiding behind a slogan that’s meant to censor any kind of debate.

Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders defies protesters to screen anti-Islamic film in House of Lords
Last updated at 4:08 PM on 05th March 2010


Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders accused Islam of being ‘incompatible’ with democracy today after arriving in London to show his anti-Islamic film Fitna at the House of Lords.

The 46-year-old Freedom Party leader’s visit to Britain came after his far-right party scored major gains in Dutch elections. He is now on course to win the most Parliamentary seats in the country’s June 9 election.

If so, it would be impossible for the current coalition government to rule without forging a strong coalition with him.

He could even land the title of prime minister, after a new poll showed that he was fifth on the list of Dutch voters’ preferred candidates.

He said: ‘Islamism and democracy are incompatible.

‘The more Islamism we have, the more freedom we will lose and this is something worth fighting for’.

Mr Wilders called for an end to immigration to Europe from Islamic countries but said Muslims who agreed to obey the law of the land would be welcome to stay.

He said: ‘To Muslims who do stay, I would say “Follow our laws and you are welcome to stay”.’

He also said that, if elected Dutch Prime Minister, he would seek to introduce a ‘first amendment’ guaranteeing freedom of speech.

He said: ‘The right of freedom of speech is especially to listen to someone who is saying something you don’t want to hear.’

Police arrested several protesters from a group who gathered in Millbank to demonstrate against the visit.

Demonstrators chanted ‘Shame on you’ as officers led several members of the crowd into vans.

Yasmin Rassool, from Unite Against Fascism, said she was at the rally to protest against the visit of Mr Wilders and the planned EDL march in his support.

She said: ‘I think the EDL are a racist, homophobic, Nazi party and they shouldn’t be allowed to march in our streets.’

The EDL marchers were penned in by Old Palace Yard, directly opposite Parliament.
Protesters, some of them hiding their faces with scarves, chanted: ‘No surrender to the Taliban’ and ‘Are you watching, Gordon Brown?’.

A Home Office spokesman said: “The Government regrets the decision by Baroness Cox and Lord Pearson to invite Geert Wilders to the House of Lords for a private showing of his film Fitna. However, we currently have no reason to deny Mr Wilders admission to the UK.

‘The Government continues to oppose extremism in all its forms and retains the right to refuse foreign nationals, including European Union citizens, access to the UK if we believe they represent a threat to security or our society.

‘The behaviour of foreign nationals while in the UK will be taken into consideration when considering granting access to the country in the future.’

The visit comes five months after Mr Wilders had to abandon a planned appearance in front of Parliament when the conference was crashed by a group of bearded Islamists.

There are nearly 1million Muslims in the Netherlands.

‘Today Almere and The Hague, tomorrow the whole of the Netherlands. This is our springboard for success in parliamentary elections,’ Mr Wilders said as the returns came in.

‘We’re going to take the Netherlands back from the leftist elite that coddles criminals and supports Islamisation,’ he said.

And, explaining his controversial views last October, Mr Wilders said: ‘I have a problem with the Islamic ideology, the Islamic culture, because I feel that the more Islam that we get in our societies, the less freedom that we get.’




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calendar   Friday - January 01, 2010

America’s armed militia on the rise , says article in the Telegraph.

Here’s how one story on America is being reported here on this first day of the new year, 2010.

I suppose it could be true and would not surprise me if it is.  My hope of course is that they won’t be too much more extreme then I am in which case we (USA) would be in serious doo-doo.

Hell lets face it, while many of us believe and I do, that extremism in defence of my country is a virtue, too much of it can also wreck a country. Look what the left has done to us so far, as an example.

America’s armed militia on the rise

Extremist “patriot” groups and other armed militias have undergone a dramatic resurgence in America, their numbers more than doubling in the past year amid growing Right-wing fears over expanding federal power and gun control.
By Tom Leonard in New York
Published: 4:35PM GMT 31 Dec 2009

Such groups – a mix of libertarians, gun rights advocates and survivalists – appeared to be in terminal decline before the election of Barack Obama, according to monitoring bodies.

The Southern Poverty Law Centre, which tracks extremist organisations, says it has so far counted more than 300 patriot groups this year, at least double last year’s total of 150. The real total will be much higher as many groups do not go out of their way to publicise their existence.

See now right here at the start is where I see red.  EVERY time I see SPLC, my immediate feeling honest and true is, I wish I had a way to eliminate every single member and ALL who contribute monies to that miserable trouble making left wing group of lawyers and running dog followers. All of em with NO exceptions.  I hate em that much.  Well let the bastards count and I hope the numbers mount.  But it might be nice if for once we got groups that didn’t see little green men and claim they hear the voice of god or the devil or Elvis.  We do seem to be plagued on the right with folks like that.

A similar wave of anti-government groups, some of whose members dress in camouflage gear and conduct military training at weekends, sprung up during the Clinton administration.

However, SPLC researchers said there was a new race factor reflecting President Obama’s ethnicity and immigration fears.

The groups themselves reject accusations of racism but agree that many members are deeply worried about gun control, are angered by the federal economic rescue packages, and are dismayed by government interference in areas such as health care. They voice frustration at what they perceive as America’s international decline.

Tensions are running high and some fear major bloodshed springing from a minor event. A law enforcement official told the SPLC that “all that’s lacking is a spark”.

One of the new patriot groups is called Oath Keepers. Its members, like those in other groups, look for guidance from America’s Founding Fathers.

Formed last spring, Oath Keepers’ members – limited to current or former servicemen and police – swear to obey the US constitution rather than politicians.

Stewart Rhodes, the founder, told The Daily Telegraph that the situation was a “potential powder keg”.

He said: “The one thing that would probably lead [groups] to armed resistance is if the government did try to confiscate weapons, but that was what finally led to fighting in the American Revolution”.

Mike Vanderboegh, a former militia leader and founder of a vociferous gun rights group called the Three Percenters, pointed to a huge increase in sales of ammunition, many of it to new gun owners.

“This is far larger than Obama. It speaks to an existential fear of societal collapse,” he said.

He said group members were looking for “practical self-defence”, whether from “predatory government or street-level crime”.

If the government carried out “another Waco” – the 1993 storming of a cult’s Texas ranch, in which 76 occupants died – “you’d see a reaction bloody beyond belief”, he added.

Heidi Beirich, a co-author of the SPLC’s militia research, said the groups were characterised by “a lot of conspiracy mongering, gun nuttery and fear of a new world order that they think is controlling the US”.

Conservatives have accused the SPLC and other monitoring groups of exaggerating the threat posed by such groups, although a Department of Homeland Security report in April voiced fears about rising extremism.

Mr Rhodes said his group’s internet forum had 11,000 members. Its 10-point oath includes pledges not to disarm fellow Americans or force citizens into “any form of detention camps”.

Mr Rhodes said: “I don’t want to take it for granted that the destruction of the republic can’t happen here.” He said he had also attacked encroaching federal power under the Bush administration, adding: “They’re refusing to acknowledge the fundamental American libertarian streak that says, ‘We don’t care who’s in power, we don’t like the expansion of executive power.’”

Jonathan White, a former police officer and academic who advises both the FBI and government on terrorism, said he was less worried by the threat from the organised patriot groups than from “lone wolf” individuals who would tend to dismiss militias as “a joke”.

Richard Poplawski, a Pittsburgh man who shot dead three police officers in April, complained to friends that the government was infringing gun rights.


Great excuse to shoot cops huh?  That guy isn’t an kind of patriot. He’s just a rotten cold blooded killer.  Wasting policemen does not advance any patriot cause.
It’s guys like that who should have their gun rights infringed. Trouble is, one never knows ahead of time. Not till it’s too late. 


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calendar   Sunday - December 13, 2009

A Different Christmas Poem

Some of you might recall that I’ve joined a Toastmasters club that is affiliated with the local Republican Party. This was sent to us by… frankly, I forget her title, not chairwoman, but maybe executive secretary of the local GOP? I can’t remember. She does show up occasionally to update us, and ask for speakers to support this-or-that local campaign.

I don’t know who wrote it. Maybe it’s the LCDR who appears at the end of the poem. The picture was also included in the email. I don’t know who it is, or even if it is the LCDR. But it made nice copy.

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn’t loud, and it wasn’t too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear..
Perhaps just a cough, I didn’t quite know, Then the
sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.

Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

“What are you doing?” I asked without fear,
“Come in this moment, it’s freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!”
For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..

To the window that danced with a warm fire’s light
Then he sighed and he said “Its really all right,
I’m out here by choice. I’m here every night.”
“It’s my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.

No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I’m proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at ‘ Pearl on a day in December,”
Then he sighed, “That’s a Christmas ‘Gram always remembers.”
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ‘ Nam ‘,
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.

I’ve not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he’s sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue… an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.

I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall..”

“ So go back inside,” he said, “harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I’ll be all right.”
“But isn’t there something I can do, at the least,
“Give you money,” I asked, “or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you’ve done,
For being away from your wife and your son.”

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
“Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we’re gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us.”


Followed up with this request:

PLEASE, would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many
people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our
U.S service men and women for our being able to celebrate these
festivities. Let’s try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people
stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us.

LCDR Jeff Giles, SC, USN
30th Naval Construction Regiment
OIC, Logistics Cell One
Al Taqqadum, Iraq

Yeah, a good reminder that we are indeed fighting a war on two fronts—on the battlefield, and at home against our own potential Reids, Pelosis, Obamas Quislings. Let’s resolve to do our best to fight FOR our troops against the Democrat enemy.


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 12/13/2009 at 05:43 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - December 05, 2009

Monday is an important anniversary…

Monday will be December 7th, 2009.

68 years ago the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. This caused the United States to enter World War Two.

Now, we are once again involved in a world war. Western Civilization vs. Islam. If I were a betting man, I’d put my money on Islam. The West is led by beta-males like Barack Obama, who bows to all and sundry. He’s never even served his country in uniform. If, in fact, the United States IS his country… where’s the birth certificate?

Never again will I vote for any male candidate for President who hasn’t served in the armed forces. The one time I did I ended up with ‘Slick Willy’. (yes, I voted against George H. W. Bush. Apparently he couldn’t ‘read’ his own ‘lips’. RINOs should take note.)

Having said all of that, in honor of the upcoming ‘Pearl Harbor Day’, I submit this speech by Gen. George Patton.


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 12/05/2009 at 10:45 PM   
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calendar   Friday - October 09, 2009

Subversive grade-schoolers

I do NOT believe it. Some subversive is teaching grade-schoolers a song that does NOT praise The Øne, President DingleBarry Øbama, (who, by the way, also won the Nobel prize for wishful thinking).


Oops! Sorry. Pasted the wrong file. [You can edit that out can’t you? No problem.] Here is the subversive video. Can you believe someone is actually teaching this song? It’s so 19th century.

H/T Meridian Magazine.

All joking aside, this is an awesome performance. Something got in my eyes while watching this and I kept having to wipe the tears away.

Some things deserve a “Wow,” and this performance by two six-year-olds, two seven-year-olds and an eight-year-old at a Texas Tech University Basketball game some months ago is one of those.

To misquote Art Linkletter, kids sing the darndest things.


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 10/09/2009 at 06:19 PM   
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calendar   Monday - September 28, 2009

Dirty Hippie gets his

A little post, link supplied by Blue State Saint ... who might be considering becoming a BMEWS poster. Hey, my door is always open to folks with good writing abilities, or at least good article finding abilities ... hopefully both!

big_us_flag  flag burner pilloried big_us_flag

LOL Local VFW goes all medieval on his ass. LOL


The young man was given three choices: get turned over to the police, go one-on-one in a fight with a seasoned war veteran, or be duct-taped to a flagpole for six hours with a sign around his neck identifying his alleged crime: flag burning.

It was the third option that would still have the small town buzzing a week after a 21-year-old was hunted down and forced to endure a public humiliation with its roots dating to the Middle Ages. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1938 were incensed enough to tie up the man last Sunday after they accused him of setting the flag in front of their building on fire.

Post Commander Nick Normile, a Vietnam War veteran, said the man came into the post’s bar Sept. 18 on Poplar Avenue and was eventually turned away for not having a proper ID.

Apparently angered, the young man, who Normile did not want to name, cut the rope of the American flag flying overhead and used a cigarette lighter to set it on fire, Normile and others said.

The man sat pilloried as the village had its fall youth soccer picnic with a long parade of children passing in front of him.

“He’ll never disrespect the flag again, I can tell you that,” Normile said.

Normile said the flag had at one point flown over U.S. troops in Iraq had special significance.

The Rensselaer County Sheriffs office confirmed knowledge of the event, but said they were not involved. State Police in Brunswick were contacted, but a trooper said no record of the event could be found.

The flag will be disposed of at a formal ceremony, Normile said.

Full article is here.

I think it’s grand.

The incident took place in Valley Falls NY, which is way upstate - northeast of Albany and Troy, east of Mechanicville, and really not very far west of Bennington Vermont.

Valley Falls is a small country town, maybe 20 streets, along the shores of Electric Lake. Electric Lake! Love it. Most folks don’t realize it, but little towns like this are what most of NY is like, especially once you get north of the tiny downstate area demarcated by Rt 84 (Orange and Rockland Counties, New York City, and Long Island), and outside the metro areas of the 5 other cities. Little towns where they still understand what being an American is all about, especially the local cops and the local veterans. Crivens, it’s a wonder this jerk still has any teeth; I’m surprised the VFW even gave him the choice of getting in a fight or not. I would have thought that came with the package automatically!


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/28/2009 at 09:03 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - July 04, 2009

The Americans Who Risked Everything

Hello, and happy Independence Day to all you BMEWSd out there.

While casting about for something to post in honor of what could arguably be the last ‘Independence Day’ celebration under the Obammunista regime (seriously, we need regime change in the US of A NOW!), the best that I could find was this speech from Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr.

That’s right, this is father of the Rush we all know and love; or love to hate if you’re a liberal.

Face it, only liberals can engage in ‘hate’ speech or ‘racist’ speech. Conservatives don’t acknowledge the premise.

In these times, I pray I may live up to the examples of patriotism listed here…

See More Below The Fold


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 07/04/2009 at 02:56 PM   
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Happy Birthday to US


Land of the Free, because of the Brave

We will be think of these brave men as we enjoy the Independence Day weekend.
Be sure to mention them in your prayers, and as you say grace over your Fourth of July cookout meal.

Please link to Sean Linnane’s blog Stormbringer for several great photo essays on Independence Day and our Marines’ surge in Afghanistan. The above photo and caption are from there.

A pretty darn good read on the British forces over there can be found here.

And a reminder of what happened to those 56 who signed the Declaration of Independence can can be found here. I think I’m gonna hafta blogroll this guy.

Make the most out of today, and spend some time thinking about the freedoms you have, the freedoms you’ve lost “for your own good”, and the freedoms you’re about to loose.


This is where your nation stands on freedom today, like it or not:

The Obama administration said Wednesday it has suspended joint military operations with Honduras to protest a coup that forced President Manuel Zelaya into exile. The U.S. withheld stronger action in hopes of negotiating a peaceful return of the country’s elected leader.

The Organization of American States, meeting in Washington, gave Honduran coup leaders three days to restore Zelaya to power - under threat of suspending Honduras’s OAS membership. Afterward, several officials said the administration is still reviewing the possibility of cutting off U.S. aid.

Excert from the Honduras Constitution:
Article 239 — No citizen that has already served as head of the Executive Branch can be President or Vice-President. Whoever violates this law or proposes its reform, as well as those that support such violation directly or indirectly, will immediately cease in their functions and will be unable to hold any public office for a period of 10 years.

[There it is, in plain English. Or Spanish. Try to change the term limits law and you are instantly fired. Badda Frickin Bing, buh-bye.]

The President of the United States is supporting a would-be dictator and castigating a free people who followed their laws to the letter to dispose of him. He is calling the lawful expulsion of a despot a military coup. And the media is 101% in bed with him. Pardon me, but I think I have to go find my watering can.



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calendar   Thursday - July 02, 2009

Rare copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence found gathering dust in BRITAIN’S National Archive

Hey ... How about this.  What a find.

Here’s some reader comments from The Mail.

Contrary to what many think, the declaration was not signed on July 4. The first public reading was on July 8. It was not engrossed until 7/19, and ordered to be signed. The signing did not start until Aug 2. Happy 233rd birthday!

- Marlene, Alexandria, VA, 02/7/2009 15:47

Please preserve that copy for us just in case ours goes missing. The idiots in Washington don’t seem to remember what it says or why it was written.

- Terrie, Houston, USA, 02/7/2009 15:15

Declaration of Independence found gathering dust in BRITAIN’S National Archive

By Tom Kelly
Last updated at 4:45 PM on 02nd July 2009

An original first print of the United States Declaration of Independence has been discovered gathering dust in Britain after nearly 250 years.

The poster size proclamation, which is in perfect condition and is said to be worth £5million, is one of only 26 surviving initial copies of the document that changed the course of history.

It was found by complete chance by an American antiquarian bookseller carrying out unrelated research in the National Archives in Kew, West London.

The manuscript was hidden among files of correspondence from U.S. colonists that had been intercepted by the British in the 18th century.

The Declaration of Independence was mainly written by the U.S. Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, and is described by historians as ‘America’s birth certificate.’

It was adopted by the Continental Congress in 1776 which announced that the thirteen American colonies that were at war with Great Britain were now independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.

It includes the then extraordinary assertion: ‘We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal,’ which sent shockwaves through the hereditary European monarchies, and paved the way for the French Revolution 13 years later.

The document was finalised and approved in Philadelphia on July 4 1776 and the 200 first copies were made by printer John Dunlap that night and distributed throughout the colonies the following morning to be read aloud to the colonists and their militia.

It is not certain how the newly discovered copy came into British hands, but it is likely to have been captured by the Royal Navy during the American Revolutionary War which continued for seven years after the Declaration of Independence was signed.

The last discovery of a Dunlap print was at a flea market in 1989, and it sold at auction in 2000 for £4.94million.

Despite its value, the National Archives said it will not be selling the print, although it might be loaned to former foes in the U.S.

‘The Americans are very excited by it,’ said a spokesman.

‘We do often loan out our key documents and I’m sure if an American institution wanted to borrow it, we would consider lending it to them.

‘It’s amazing that it has been lying here for so long undetected. It just shows how many documents we have.’

Edward Hampshire, the diplomatic and colonial specialist at the National Archives, said it was an incredibly exciting find.

‘It is likely that only around 200 of these were ever printed, so uncovering a new one nearly 250 years later is extremely rare, especially one in such good condition’.

The National Archives already has two other copies of the Declaration of Independence, one of which it keeps on display.

The Declaration was signed by 56 delegates from the colonies including two future presidents, Jefferson and John Adams, prompting church bells to ring over Philadelphia.

In the U.S. July 4 is marked by a public holiday, known as Independence Day.



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calendar   Sunday - June 28, 2009

While minding my own business…

While minding my own business on, I came across this video embedded in a comment.

To be honest, I could nit-pick some of the points, but overall, I agree. Which means I’m a threat to… somebody.

“You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.” - Charles A. Beard

I wouldn’t normally post this sort of thing, but these are not normal times. We are now being governed ruled by a foreign-born African-Colonialist. This is a Constitutional crisis. We need to ‘pressure’ our so-called elected leaders rulers.

I may have to re-read Thomas Paine. I lost my early infatuation with him when I found out that he supported the French Revolution. That was a human atrocity comparable to Hitler. Maybe he recanted at some point…

BTW Drew, in these times I’m thinking that the category ‘Freedom’ needs to be added.


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 06/28/2009 at 11:07 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - June 25, 2009

I hadn’t heard of this either…

I don’t know how many BMEWS readers are also fans of Dr. Laura. I used to listen to her radio show, but the local radio station replaced her some years ago with Neal Boortz. Now, I like Neal, but like most Libertarians, he’s as immoral as a Democrat.

Regardless, this morning Dr. Laura’s Family email update featured this:

Dear Christopher,

We’ve all gotten Internet stories forwarded to us by friends. Many of them turn out to be hoaxes. Dr. Laura got one such story that turned out to be true (although it happened four years ago), and she thought it was so moving that it still has resonance today. Read about the guy who sarcastically complained about an early morning Air Force jet flyby, and got a response that he never anticipated, in today’s blog by Dr. Laura.

Of course I ‘had’ to read about this:

This story is actually four years old, but many people seem to have discovered it only recently, so I did a little investigating, and thought it was worth sharing with you.  Because this has made its way around the Internet, like the game of “Telephone,” new things have been added and some things have changed as it’s been forwarded.  My staff went back to the original story to verify the facts, and that’s the one I’m posting here.

Luke Air Force Base is a little west of Phoenix, and it’s surrounded by residential developments.  People have complained about the noise from the base and its planes.  One day in June, 2005, an individual who lives somewhere near the base wrote the local paper complaining about the group of F-16s that disturbed his day.  Here’s his Letter to the Editor of The Arizona Republic newspaper:

“Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base:  Whom do we thank for the morning air show?

Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11AM, a tight formation of four F-16 jets made a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately 500 feet.  Imagine our good fortune!

Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this wake-up call, or were they trying to impress the cashiers at Mervyns’ early-bird special?

Any response would be appreciated.

Tom MacRae”

Mr. MacRae received a response from a commander at Luke Air Force Base which was published in the newspaper the following day, but it’s the response from Lt. Col. Scott Pleus, commander of the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base that caught the attention of everyone.  This letter was also published in The Arizona Republic, four days after Mr. MacRae’s initial complaint:

“Regarding “A wake-up call from Luke’s jets”:

On June 15, at precisely 9:12 a.m., a perfectly timed four-ship of F-16s from the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base flew over the grave of Capt. Jeremy Fresques.

Capt. Fresques was an Air Force officer who was previously stationed at Luke Air Force Base and was killed in Iraq on May 30, Memorial Day.

At 9 a.m., on June 15, his family and friends gathered at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City to mourn the loss of a husband, son and friend.

Based on the letter writer’s recount of the flyby, and because of the jet noise, I’m sure you didn’t hear the 21-gun salute, the playing of taps, or my words to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques as I gave them their son’s flag on behalf of the president of the United States and all those veterans and servicemen and women who understand the sacrifices they have endured.

A four-ship flyby is a display of respect the Air Force pays to those who gave their lives in defense of freedom.  We are professional aviators and take our jobs seriously, and on June 15 what the letter writer witnessed was four officers lining up to pay their ultimate respects.

The letter writer asks, ‘Whom do we thank for the morning air show?’

The 56th Fighter Wing will call for you, and forward your thanks to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques, and thank them for you, for it was in their honor that my pilots flew the most honorable formation of their lives.

Lt. Col. Scott Pleus
Luke Air Force Base”

The postscript to all of this is that Mr. MacRae, to his credit, wrote an apology that was published in The Arizona Republic on July 9:

“Regarding ‘Flyby honoring fallen comrade’

I read with increasing embarrassment and humility the response to my unfortunate letter to The Republic concerning an Air Force flyby.

I had no idea of the significance of the flyby, and would never have insulted such a fine and respectful display had I known.

I have received many calls from the fine airmen who are serving or have served at Luke, and I have attempted to explain my side and apologized for any discomfort my letter has caused.

This was simply an uninformed citizen complaining about noise.

I have been made aware in both written and verbal communications of the four-ship flyby, and my heart goes out to each and every lost serviceman and woman in this war in which we are engaged.

I have been called un-American by an unknown caller and I feel that I must address that.  I served in the U.S. Navy and am a Vietnam veteran.  I love my country and respect the jobs that the service organizations are doing.

Please accept my heartfelt apologies.

Tom MacRae”

Why do I bother posting this? Because it may explain some previously inexplicable similar flybys I’ve witnessed. I live not far from Wright-Patterson AFB. I’ve never complained, though. By the time specified, I’d have been at work for well over an hour. If I ever do complain about such things, I pray to God that I’ll have the decency, courage, and humility of Tom MacRae to apologize for my self-centeredness.


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 06/25/2009 at 11:02 AM   
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