In the business of sucking money out of hospitals until the hospitals closed.
From one of those people Joe Biden said he never met.
“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent some time together. It’s really an honor and pleasure.” – Burisma oil official Vadym Pozharskiy, April 17, 2015.
From pjmedia link at maggiesfarm.
She was a warrior first.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio with Florida tags and a body sticker: “If you still like Trump you must be rich, racist or stupid.”
At gunfreezone: Says the Biden Democrat driving an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Base price for this “poor man’s” car starts in the neighborhood of $85,000 and surpasses $100,000 with the option packages and assorted fees.
And I am a Hispanic driving a truck that can legally vote and next year will be able to legally buy alcohol. But I am the evil rich one. I can basically pay off what’s left of our mortgage and have plenty left for renovations with what that asshole paid to have a crappy Italian car to drive him/her to the Smoothie drive-thru.
Hat Tip DaleDuro.
No doubt the Alfa owner does not see himself/herself as rich. All her/his friends have Alfas or Ferraris or equally-priced cars, and none considers himself rich. Just like multi-multi-millionaires who tell us to vote for the socialist president. Those people totally, completely, absolutely know in their evil hearts they will be exempt from Biden's taxes because ... fairy dust and unicorn rainbows. Remember the imperials of Russia following the civil war. Will our present Hollywood and New York liberals find jobs as doormen and waiters in Parisian restaurants?
China, Texas, that is, about 10 miles west of Beaumont. That China was first called China Grove because of a grove of China Berry trees near the Texas and New Orleans Railroad stop. In 1906, after a fire destroyed China Grove, the railroad moved its station to nearby Nashland. The railroad wanted the station to continue the name China, and so it was.
The present-day China Grove, made famous by the Doobie Bros. in 1973, is in Bexar County, just outside San Antonio. Another China Grove is an unincorporated community in Brazoria County, near Rosharon, which is named after the Cherokee Rose, and not from the biblical Rose of Sharon from Song of Songs, in which the speaker says, “I am the rose of Sharon, a rose of the valley.” In Grapes of Wrath, Tom Joad’s sister is named Rose of Sharon, but called Rosasharn.
Rice was the principal crop grown around China. Oil was discovered in 1939. The 2010 census showed China’s population at 1,160. The 2019 estimated population was 1,206.
Wikipedia says few China Berry trees remain in China.
This is the fifth or sixth white woman to resign a professional or university position because of false claims of being black, or in this case, “Chicana.”
From Legal Insurrection.
“...Kelly Kean Sharp ... recently resigned from Furman University after it was revealed that she is white, but has been identifying as Chicana."
From an acquaintance: “She has made numerous tweets further implying Chicana identity, attaching various hashtags to communicate this identity, like #Chicana, #Chicanapride, and #Chingonasunite. Were these hashtags meant to further promote this claimed identity as a Chicana Assistant Professor? Even more, in one tweet Dr. Kean Sharp referenced the cooking habits of her ‘abuela’ and in another she claimed this ‘abuela’ came to the United States during WWII and ‘worked hard’ to make Kelly’s career possible.”
Sharp was an assistant professor of African-American history at the South Carolina college.
I blame Iron Eyes Cody.
Yesterday I tried to buy a Nookbook novel online from Barnes and Noble. B&N said my card was declined. I mentioned that to my wife, who is keeper of the books and most other things. She called Bank of America this morning and was told the chip was bad. Wait a minute. I was making an online transaction. No scanner, no swiping through a device. Just a simple click here and click there. It isn't my computer's camera lens; I covered that up a long time ago. So, how does a business conclude my card chip is bad when I am in my home and the business is who knows how far away? The Bank of America person said our credit limit was good. She is sending a new card. More Big Business Brother at work? Maybe Barnes and Noble decided I should not read the book I wanted to buy?
“Fully decomposed” woman’s remains found in Nashville apartment.
Brother: “I called my niece, and I asked her how long had my sister been deceased and when she said since early 2017 – I was shocked.”
The woman lived with her four adult children, all of whom had learning disabilities.
Link at knuckledraggin.
If you ever wonder how a relative is doing, make a physical check.
Thai companies allegedly using chained monkeys to pick coconuts. Some Thai companies say, “Not so.” For $10 ($5 for children), tourists at a park can watch the monkeys in action. Thailand has many diverse entertainment venues for tourists and Thai citizens. Just ask some Americans who became subjects of videos of things morally repugnant and highly illegal in Western countries. Thailand should be bulldozed into non-existence. Just a thought. Link from maggiesfarm.
Curriculum counselors said you could make lots and lots of money right away with your MA in Diversity and Inclusion, and you attended classes with people just like you, and you believed it all because you are a Democrat and you feel the rubes of America need to be told by you how and what to think. HAHAHAHA. You need to get a refund.
From gunfreezone, which is anything but:
“Raise your hand if you went to school for six years studying to be a Diversity and Inclusion trainer, graduated in the middle of a pandemic, then found out Trump has signed an executive order banning diversity trainings meaning you probably won’t be able to find a job because if they hire you they will get fined.” – Kate Louise Hughes.
(A search for Kate Louise Hughes did not turn up anything plausible except for the above Tweet. However, I did find a Louise Hughes who has a Master’s degree in ancient history from a university in Scotland, writes speculative fiction, and who “spends her time exploring the Highlands and the Dales, drinking tea and attending Doctor Who conventions.” That’s just loverly, innit.)
California governor says Thanksgiving should not last more than two hours.
Rules from the gov and the state health department, from Legal Insurrection:
be held outside.
Social distancing must be maintained, 6-foot minimum separation.
There can be no singing or shouting.
The event should be 2 hours of duration or less.
The host should collect all attendees’ names and contact information in case contact tracing is needed later.
Freedom-living Californians, just say no.
‘Men arrested for alleged plan to shoot bowling balls out of cannon’
New York Post
Four men were busted in New Jersey while allegedly planning to shoot bowling balls out of a cannon — sending a bomb team rushing to the site, according to reports Thursday.
Daniel Galloway, 43, and three pals were allegedly spotted hauling the old-school weapon through a field on a trailer attached to a pickup truck in Vineland Saturday night after reports of a loud explosion in the area, according to NJ.com.
Police, aided by the Atlantic City Bomb Squad, searched the vehicle and found fireworks, along with a box of a powdery black “explosive chemical” and bowling balls, police said.
The men allegedly told cops they wanted to shoot the balls out of the cannon — though it wasn’t clear why, according to the Daily Journal.
(“…it wasn’t clear why” the men wanted to shoot bowling balls from an “old-school weapon”? Because they wanted to, Ms. O’Neill. Same reason people build trebuchet and launch pumpkins and refrigerators. Because this is America.)
Don't get tricked.
After 85 years of construction, Belgrade’s St. Sava Cathedral is scheduled for dedication this year.
In keeping with its “Serb Bad” news, Balkan Insight presents a few examples of people and organizations who don’t agree with a new Orthodox cathedral.
For your viewing pleasure, from gunfreezone.
A bit strange at times, but humor none the less.
"Strengthening our country and looking at what is happening in the world, in other countries, I want to say to those who are still waiting for the gradual demise of Russia: in this case, we are only worried about one thing — how not to catch a cold at your funeral", Putin said on Thursday at a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club.
Punishment to follow. As much as I agree with what they said, politics and the uniform don’t mix, and those two should know that.
From Valor Guardians.
From Valor Guardians.
“Fox Sports’ top NFL broadcast team mocked military flyovers before Sunday’s featured game, calling them a wasteful exercise that Democrats wouldn’t do.
“In hot-mic footage released by Defector Media — the offshoot of the defunct Deadspin — Joe Buck and Troy Aikman ridicule the practice of having the Pentagon’s jets fly over NFL stadiums before kickoffs.
“’That’s a lot of jet fuel just to do a little flyover,’ Mr. Aikman said.
“Mr. Buck responded: ‘That’s your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work!’
“Mr. Aikman then implied that the spectacle of military flyovers is a Republican practice, while getting wrong the order of the Democratic presidential ticket.
“’That stuff ain’t happening with [a] Kamala-Biden ticket. I’ll tell you that right now, partner,’ he told Mr. Buck.”
(Well, partner, maybe the world can do without your asininities. And without Mr. Buck’s as well.)
From a story at knuckledraggin: “A Washington man accidentally burned his trailer home to the ground early Sunday after he tried to drive out a family of raccoons living under his house while on drugs, authorities said.”
I lived in a trailer for a year or so in college. Never had any raccoons on drugs anywhere near.
“The L.A. Dodgers made the World Series Sunday and will remain playing at the Covid-neutral stadium in Dallas. The team payroll is one hundred seventy million. The fear is, while quarantined to their rooms, the Dodgers have the time to learn Texas tax laws, and may never return to California.” – Argus Hamilton at Jewish World Review.
Hamilton should do some homeworking. The World Series games will be played at Globe Life Park in Arlington, not Dallas. The cities are almost contiguous in physical location, but do not mistake Arlington for Dallas.
“New Yorker suspends CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin after he masturbated during Zoom call.”
From Legal Insurrection.
Toobin’s explanation: “I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video.” CNN says he “accidentally exposed himself.”
Not the first time Toobin couldn’t keep it in his pants.
“Funny thing is that Toobin has done far worse than this, in public & it's just been ha-ha laughed off and tolerated b/c it's okay to be married, bang your colleague's young daughter, then try to force her into an unwanted abortion, then deny paternity.” – Jeff B @esotericCD.
Vote Democrat and that is the kind of people who will be in charge.
Larry, my best friend from high school and 9th Infantry Division veteran 1967, sent an email and a photograph of a wild hog he shot last night from a second-floor window of his house. The boar weighed probably 200 pounds. I couldn't get the copy and paste to work, or I would have posted the picture. Larry and his wife live in Northeast Texas. I don't know anybody else who ever shot a wild hog from his second-floor window. In my reply, I said I hoped he carried a .45 or two when he went to the woods. Larry said he always carries a .357 Magnum when he goes to the barn and a.30-30 when he's in the woods. He estimates there are more than a dozen hogs in his woods. They have rooted up a big area around his barn, he said. Larry and his wife don't have a garden area, but they do have cattle feed and horse feed in the barn. I would say 14-16 is a manageable number if Larry gets to work with friends and family and shoots them all. But wild hogs are unpredictable. Except in tearing stuff up. They're very good at that.
“If your weapon next to your bed is an AR you’re an idiot. if (sic) some invades your home and your (sic) running to get your AR then you’re a fucking idiot. If youre (sic) in a home setting with multiple attackers and you’re trying to defend yourself with an AR then you’re a fucking idiot.” Super Duper Fly @DaveBautista.
Sgt Bob says: Hey, Dave! When you make your living memorizing lines someone writes for you, the least you can do is memorize correct grammar as well. By speech is a man or woman known, and your speech shows you to be an ignorant ass. I mean, you can't even compare your/you're in your own writing and discover the differences.
From an actor whose characters generally beat the shit out of people:
"My fellow gun owners! @JoeBiden is PRO 2ND AMENDMENT! He wants gun reform, a ban on assault rifles and a VOLUNTARY buyback of assault rifles already owned. This is FAIR. This will SAVE LIVES. I don't need to overcompensate with an AR15. Your right to bare arms** is SAFE w/#Biden-Harris2020."
– Dave Bautista
“I don’t know what guns Dave Bautista has but I guarantee that a bankable Hollywood star who is a major character in two movies with nearly a billion dollars in revenue, each, isn’t going to have his guns taken away any time soon.
“The gun rules for Hollywood are different, which is why some actor who has more felony drug arrests than teeth can run around with a short-barreled machinegun* on set and nobody bats and eye, but you put the wrong handstop on your AR pistol and you go to federal prison.
“Not to mention that when he calls the police they come running. You, on the other hand, are on your own.
“An assault rifle ban is not pro-Second Amendment. A voluntary buyback is bullshit.
“If there is one thing the COVID has shown us, it’s that the rate of gun ownership and the rate of gun crime and mass shootings have no correlation.
“Guns are flying off the shelves and the places where crime is going up is where city governments are defunding and demoralizing the police.
“The only people who will be safer because of an AWB are child molesters, skateboard wielding punks, and others who engage in mob violence.
“Which I guess is why Biden and the Democrats want gun bans. Southern Democrats kept guns out of the hands of blacks to protect the Klan. Current Democrats want to keep guns out of the hands of conservatives to protect their latest anonymous, uninformed mob intimidating and killing people, and lighting stuff on fire.
“Lastly, nobody is overcompensating with an AR-15.
“I think his Drax character has gone to his head.
“When a mob armed with bats and skateboards are attacking you while others shine lasers into your eyes, an AR-15 isn’t overcompensation, it’s an equalizer.
“Bautista is lying to you because he knows the gun bans Biden wants won’t affect his life. You will get fucked by them.”
** Yep, he did write "your right to bare arms..."
(Note: Yes, Biden is pro-Second Amendment, according to his definition, not that of the Constitution.
(Note 2: Actors lie for a living. They take on lives and demeanors sometimes opposite their own. An actor who pretends to be a nuke ‘em ‘til they glow in the dark war monger most likely is a dope-smoking, coke-snorting, take your guns Communist fellow-traveler. But he/she is always ready to tell you what you can’t do.)
SGT Billy W. Rapp and CPL Clifford M. Taylor were military policemen assigned to the 1st Military Police Company, 1st Infantry Division, stationed in Di An, RVN. On March 21, 1969, SGT Rapp and CPL Taylor were killed in a Viet Cong ambush near a small Vietnamese fishing village in Binh Duong Province, RVN. The following is a personal account of the incident by fellow MP Glenn Moore who served with Rapp and Taylor:
Besides the typical duties of the military police, we were assigned to a platoon that was designated as the MRCT, or Mobile Resource Control Team. Each morning after the road had been swept for mines, each team would leave the base camp and return after 12 hours of patrol.
Each team consisted of two MPs who were assigned an M151A1 jeep that had no top or windshield. The windshield was replaced by what we called the “flower box” that was made of 2"x12" wood and was where we placed our M-16 rifles. We were also armed with our .45 caliber pistols and an M-60 machine gun mounted in the rear of the jeep. One MP would drive and the other sat on the radio manning the M-60. The antenna was tied down forward to avoid any high trip wires. That may explain why the radio frequently did not work.
Our mission was to pick up our Vietnamese counterpart, namely a Vietnamese MP or National Policeman from their various locations away from the base camp. Our mission was to randomly set up road blocks and assist our counterpart with checking civilian traffic for proper ID and for contraband. Each team would independently work apart from the other teams and typically we did not see another U.S. soldier all day.
Usually we would take into custody several detainees for being a VC suspect, improper ID, draft dodger, deserter, or possession of contraband. Typically, we would wait until we had more than one detainee, then transport them to various Vietnamese detention facilities. Those vehicles, usually motorcycles, that would attempt to elude our checkpoint, were pursued and captured after chase of vehicle then on foot. The only time we could get communication with base camp was when we set up our grid coordinates using a coded method.
On March 21, 1969, when my partner and I returned from our patrol, which was nearing curfew, we were informed that Rapp and Taylor had been ambushed and that all our teams (consisting of 5 or 6) were ordered to retrieve their bodies.
We traveled out the west gate for several miles which was mostly was unpaved. We neared a small Vietnamese fishing village where the road ended at the river. The road was lined with a few dozen thatched huts.
I recall seeing the tire tracks from their jeep which had turned around at the river. Just prior to leaving the village they had stopped on the road.
Taylor was in the driver’s seat and Rapp's body was slumped over the radio and was half out of the jeep. Their bodies were riddled with bullet holes from a few AK-47s from a position inside the last hut in the village that was only several yards away. The M-60 was still in place. Both of their .45 pistols were missing. I don't recall if the M-16's were taken as well.
After securing the scene, measurements, photos, and other evidence was gathered from the hut. We placed their bodies in body bags and returned back to the base as it was getting dark.
I have no idea why the team was there as it was quite a distance away from our usual radius or 5-10 miles. Later we were told that the Vietnamese Policeman had requested the patrol to stop so he could pick some bananas. As he was climbing the tree, the shots were fired killing Rapp and Taylor and the Vietnamese Policeman was wounded on the leg. He was eventually able to call for help. The teams were given other assignments for a while until it was determined it was safe.
Weeks went by when we were told that the VC suspects that ambushed Rapp and Taylor had themselves had been killed in an ambush. On their bodies were found documents and extra rations of rice rewarding them for killing Rapp and Taylor. The .45 pistols were also recovered.
It should be noted that after our long days on patrol, our teams would get together after chow and talk of home and our adventures of the day. Rapp was single and had extended his tour to get an early discharge. Taylor had been married prior to coming to Vietnam and was expecting a son.
Last fall (2015), my wife and I had the honor to go to WV and TN to meet their respective families where we exchanged stories of both men. Rapp would have probably been a West Virginia state trooper like his older brother and Taylor had prospects of playing professional baseball. Both towns where they were raised are very patriotic and have memorials for all who served and died in our nation’s wars. Their little towns have sacrificed many fallen heroes and continue to do so.
I was blessed and honored to serve with Rapp and Taylor. I was very humbled to be among their families and friends. -- Glenn Moore.
Last Sunday afternoon just after 3, I laid down for an old man’s afternoon nap. Immediately upon achieving supine, my breathing became quite labored. Rapid shallow breathing. I was unable to catch my breath. My wife called 9-1-1. Medics quickly responded and took me to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. CT scan determined numerous blood clots in my lungs. Surgeons remove the clots within four hours of discovery. The principal surgeon, Dr. Nguyen, laid out each clot upon removal. My wife said she counted at least 20 clots four to six inches ling. I got home last night. Things are better now. I hope not to miss posts again.
Islamic Revolutionary Guard websites promoting Biden.
At Lone Star Parson.
Not five minutes after I posted on Facebook the two men talking about the covids, Facebook slapped a semi-opaque screen over the post and informed me:
"False information. The same information was checked in another post by independent fact-checkers."
"FACT CHECK: Viral Post Claims The Amish Have Remained 'Covid Free During The Caronavirus Pandemic."
Response: Facebook independent fact-checker. Where in that post is the word "Amish" used? Answer: No where. So, you assumed the two men in the picture are Amish? Where are your facts? Answer: The same place. No where.
Who was put under 72 hour psychiatric observation when it was found that he owned 100 guns and allegedly had 100,000 rounds of ammo stored in his home.
My favorite quote from the dimwit TV reporter: "Wow! He has a quarter
million machine gun bullets." The headline referred to it as a
"massive weapons cache."
By southern California standards someone who has 100 guns and 100,000 rounds of ammo would be called "mentally unstable." Just imagine if he lived somewhere else.
In Arizona and New Mexico he'd be "an avid gun collector."
In Arkansas and Oklahoma, he's "a novice gun collector."
In Utah he's "moderately well prepared" but they'd probably reserve judgment until they made sure that he had a corresponding quantity of food stored.
In Colorado and Montana he's the "neighborhood 'go to' guy."
In Idaho he'd be called "a likely gubernatorial candidate."
In Wyoming, he's "an eligible bachelor."
In Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, he would be called "a deer hunting buddy."
And in Alabama, he's just "Bubba" who's short on ammo.
“In April 1906, the Kurten (Texas) City Council passed a law that prohibited the sale and distribution of guinea fowl. Originally from Africa, these imported birds became very popular in the Central Texas region. However, their popularity declined as the guinea population faced a rapid increase in number. Consequently, the birds quickly became a problem for the local townspeople. They crowded the streets and became aggressive when confronted. In early April 1906, 11 different guinea fowl attacks had been reported, and the Kurten City Council passed the Fowl Redistribution Act.”
Kurten is in Brazos County. The 2010 population was 398. Estimated population in 2019 was 409. Kurten is eight miles east/northeast of Bryan.
The Texas State Historical Association has this on Kurten:
“Kurten is at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 190, State Highway 21, and Farm Road 2038, ten miles east of Bryan in Brazos County.
“The town was founded by Henry Kurten, a German soldier who decided not to return to army life after his furlough in America ended. Beginning in the early 1850s Kurten carried freight between Mexico and Brazos County. In 1864 he bought half of Isaiah Curd's Mexican land grant and brought settlers over from Germany.
“Kurten let many of the newcomers pay for their passage from Germany by working on his farm. Many of the immigrants stayed in the area, purchasing tracts from Kurten. Kurten donated land for two German churches-the Lutheran church and the Evangelical Lutheran church-a black church, two cemeteries, and the Masonic hall.
“A post office was established at the community in 1890. In 1896 Kurten had a population estimated at 300, twelve businesses, and Baptist and Methodist churches.
“The town had four businesses, two churches, one school, and a number of scattered dwellings by 1941. Its population was listed as 100 from the 1920s to the 1960s. That figure grew to 150 during the 1970s and 1980s.
“In 1981 Kurten had two businesses, two community halls, a church, and a cemetery. The community reported 150 residents and seven businesses in 1989. The population remained the same in 2000 with eleven businesses.
In the early 1830s and following the Texas Revolution, Central Texas saw hundreds of immigrants from Germany. Texas land was cheap, and German farmers wanted land. Immigration picked up again following the revolutions that swept Europe in 1848.
A TRUMP sign was put up on a hill several hundred meters from a California freeway. State transportation workers were sent to take down the sign, which was ON PRIVATE PROPERTY. Transportation officials said they were worried the TRUMP sign would be a distraction to drivers. Link at gunfreezone.
One British tourist was annoyed at the disparity between flights to the UK and to the USA, moaning: "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England… it only took the Americans three hours to get home."
Single and dual mounts. I would like to have fired dual mount, but was limited to tripod on MG range and from M113 APC cupola mount.
Link at Ace of Spades HQ.
It was hard to be humble, but Mac Davis got one thing right.
“And when I die you can bury me in Lubbock, Texas, in my jeans.”
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in Monday’s story on Mac Davis’ funeral said one of his biggest songs was “Texas in My Rearview Mirror.” Well, almost. Sort of.
From Legal Insurrection.
“Althea Bernstein, 18, of Madison, WI, claimed four white men spewed racial slurs at her, threw lighter fluid on her, and set her on fire.
“Authorities determined no such incident occurred.
“Reporting officer Bailey Olson could not find any evidence while reviewing city cameras. Bernstein could not provide ‘exactly which street she was driving on when she came to the red light’ nor could she recall the exact time.
“Olson could not ‘locate Bernstein or the four male subjects described by Bernstein on city cameras in the area or time that Bernstein stated the incident occurred.’”
National Felon League players Todd Gurley (Falcons) and Oren Burks (Packers) wore Bernstein’s name as recognition of white attacks on black people.
Not to be left out, former royals Meghan and Harry “have reportedly been in touch with Althea Bernstein, who was the victim of a despicable hate crime in Madison, Wisconsin…” No word yet if Meghan and Harry, given actual facts, have taken back their words of comfort. Probably not.https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/10/authorities-determine-wisconsin-hate-crime-never-occurred/
… and (not surprisingly) Balkan Insights decides Serbia is partly to blame.
From Balkan Insights
Serbian-made arms, of a type previously sold by the state to a private company linked to a Serbian arms dealer blacklisted by the United States, have been used in renewed fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, BIRN can reveal.
On September 28, Azeri Defence, a defence industry magazine, published photographs of the remains of a missile that it said was fired by Armenian forces from BM-21 Grad rocket launchers at the Azeri city of Horadiz, just outside breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh.
“…of a type previously sold by the state to a private company linked to a Serbian arms dealer blacklisted by the United States …”
Not exactly the kind of statement a prosecutor would want in an opening address to a jury.
Just about every weapon and weapon system used by Azerbaijan and Armenia was built in and provided by Russia. Where are Balkan Insight’s stories concerning Russia arming two former USSR republics?
My friend Leo V. said he and his wife were leaving a movie theater in 1990 after watching Dances with Wolves when he heard another movie-goer comment on one of the early scenes, when Kevin Costner’s character rides across the Confederate front with his arms outstretched in a “Shoot me” position. The other movie-goer said to someone, “That couldn’t happen. Somebody could not ride that far with that many people shooting at him and not be hit.”
Au contraire, Leo thought, but decided not to correct the man.
Leo had, in 1966, seen a fellow 101st Airborne soldier perform a similar act, but, perhaps more implausible.
Leo’s infantry platoon was on an operation in South Vietnam’s Central Highlands one morning when a Viet Cong machine crew opened fire, pinning all the Americans behind rice paddy dikes.
“We could not move,” Leo told me. “Every time somebody raised his head, he got shot.”
The VC machine gun crew kept the platoon pinned down for what seemed like hours, Leo said.
“It was hot,” he said. “We all were running out of water.”
After a time, one of the platoon’s M-60 machine gunners said, “I’ve had enough of this shit.”
The gunner stood up and, holding his machine gun waist high, started firing and walking toward the VC machine gun.
“They couldn’t hit him,” Leo said. “They had hit everybody who moved behind the rice paddy, but here’s this one man walking toward them, and they can’t hit him.”
Others in the platoon peeked over the rice paddy, expecting their gunner friend to get shot at any second. When that did not happen, the others began firing their M-16s toward the VC.
The gunner, yelling as he climbed the low hill, walked straight to the VC trench and shot everyone in it, Leo said.
So can a man on a horse ride across an enemy’s front and not get hit? History says yes.
What is left of Rose Hill Plantation lies a few miles southeast of Hugo, Okla. Rose Hill was one of two plantations owned by Robert Jones, who was prominent in Choctaw Nation politics and one of the wealthiest slave owners in the United States.
Jones owned somewhere between 250 and 500 slaves. His two plantations covered 14,000 acres.
At the peak of his success, Jones ran more than 20 trading posts, six plantations in the Choctaw Nation, sugar plantation in Louisiana and two steamboats. (Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office, Oct. 11, 2018.)
“All that remains of the plantation are scattered foundations, large growth cedar trees and the plantation cemetery. Rose Hill had previously been the site of a Baptist mission named ‘Providence’’ which closed in 1843 and it is estimated that the buildings were constructed between 1843 and 1847.” (OSHP.)
The Rose Hill Cemetery is west of the plantation house site. A Depression-era Works Progress Administration stone fence surrounds the graveyard site, with ornate wrought iron fences bordering individual graves. In December 2017, vandals knocked over several tombstones at the cemetery.
Jones was Choctaw Nation delegate to the Confederate Congress, 1862-64. After the war of 1861-65, he negotiated a treaty with federal government. He died from malaria in 1873, age 64.
The plantation house, containing all of Jones' papers, burned in 1915.
‘NYT, ABC, CBS, Rolling Stone: Judge, you must dismiss Nick Sandmann’s $100 million defamation lawsuit against us…Judge: LOLGFY’
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on state supreme court ruling her dictates unconstitutional: “Furthermore, after 21 days, many of the responsive measures I have put in place to control the spread of the virus will continue under alternative sources of authority that were not at issue in today’s ruling.”
With a 2010 population of 1,480, Milam has the biggest population beyond any other in Sabine County.
But Milam is not the county seat. That designation is held by Hemphill, with a population of 1,198. In fact, Milam is not an organized town, but a census designated place.
Milam was the designated “municipal seat” of Sabine County from 1836 until 1858, when county residents decided they “wanted a more central location for the county seat.” (Wikipedia.) Sabine County’s 2010 population was 10,834.
Numbers collected for the 2000 census show Milam’s population was 90.9 percent white and 7.07 percent black. “About 6.4% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.” (Wikipedia.)
Milam is on the southwestern edge of Sabine National Forest. Toledo Bend Reservoir is to the east and northeast. The lake encompasses 185,000 acres, making it the largest man-made body of water in Louisiana, the largest in the South and fifth-largest in the United States.
Good fishing, from what I’ve been told.
‘Global heating warming up “nights faster than days”
“The findings have ‘profound consequences” for wildlife and their ability to adapt to the climate emergency, the researchers said, and for the ability of people to cool off at night during dangerous heatwaves.”
(You mean like how wildlife has mostly adapted to changing climate conditions, for, let’s just use the last 20,000 years since the end of the last glacial period, with all the warming and cooling periods?)
I am confused. Forty years ago, the world was going to freeze, according to Real Smart People who had Lots of Degrees. The Big Freeze did not happen. Real Smart People then studied and studied Mama Earth and everything and announced Global Warming, in which WAGD. Additional studies determined poor people and minority people would be particularly affected by Global Warming and we “must do something” to ensure poor people and minority people had the same opportunity of survival as did rich people, that is, non-poor and non-minority people.
When Global Warming was poo-pooed and ha-ha’d by (obviously) Not Real Smart People, the real Real Smart People changed the looming crisis to Climate Change, in order to tell us why some places had winters colder than normal and lots and lots of snow.
And now Real Smart People once again changed the focus and we have Global Heating. Paying attention to all of that is a waste of time.
**WAGD is We’re All Going to Die.
Bonami, Texas, is on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway sixty miles north of Beaumont in east central Jasper County. It was established in 1901 when the Lee-Irvine Lumber Company built a sawmill on the rail line, then named the Gulf, Beaumont and Kansas City.
The site was first called Leeton for one of the partners, D. J. Lee, but was renamed Bonami in 1902 by the first postmaster, R. J. Cooper, for a Louisiana town of the same name.
The sawmill, which had a daily capacity of 25,000 board feet, was sold to the Bleakwood Lumber Company the following year. L. S. Bean managed the Bonami mill. The Bonami post office closed in 1914, and the following year Bean sold an edger, saw, and engine in storage at Bonami to J. J. and V. S. Bean. Presumably using this equipment, the Bonami mill resumed operations that lasted until 1929, when the installations were removed.
A rural community remained, and in 1948 the population was 200. In 1986 Bonami had no apparent community center but was marked by an abandoned sawmill and the Freewill Baptist Church. Logging, a sand and gravel operation, and chicken and stock raising were the chief economic activities.
Bon Ami, Louisiana: In his dissertation, "Lumbering in Southwest Louisiana," Dr. George Stoke reported that the Bon Ami sawmill's annual output was 60,000,000 feet when operated at full capacity. The mill cut out its timber in 1925, at which time the mill and much of the town were dismantled. During its heyday, there were two boarding houses for whites and one for Negroes at Bon Ami. The town had unusual recreation facilities for a sawmill town, having a baseball club, a recreation hall for Negroes, a YMCA recreation hall for whites, a theater, bowling alleys, two churches, and schools for both races through the seventh grade. Stokes estimated Bon Ami's maximum population at 1,500 persons.
It would be a terrible waste if knowledge about Western Louisiana's old sawmills should be allowed to die. By 1925, Beauregard Parish had become a wasteland of cutover pine stumps, and like two hundred other mill towns, Bon Ami became only another ghost town whose very name was soon forgotten except by a very few elderly persons who may have been born there. And perhaps only an abandoned cemetery is all that exists there today. Bon Ami and the other Western Louisiana ghost towns were a way of life for 40 years, and the stories about them should be accumulated and published somewhere while such is still possible to do.
In the latter part of the 19th century and first two decades of the 20th, numerous towns in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana began, prospered and then died out when thousands of acres of forest were cut, the trees sent to local sawmills and made into lumber to build towns and cities all across the country. The timber industry was dependent upon railroads, and when the trees were gone, so went most of the railroads.
From Gun-Free Zone.
"Get yourself an adult beverage and enjoy not only the description that Sheriff Grady Judd does about the chain of felonies committed by a felon, but the verbal butt whipping he applied to a journalist."