30 September, 2005

Beauvoir - Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library

From the Press Release:

Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library

For Immediate Release
For Further Information Contact:
William Earl Faggert
H 601-787-4660
C 601-310-4016


With a fury, Hurricane Katrina came roaring across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In her wake, she left the twisted remains of history. Decades of Mississippi disappeared. Yet, one important historic home remains, severely damaged but not destroyed.

Beauvoir, the last home of Jefferson F. Davis, suffered severe damage from the waves and winds of Katrina. Only two of the buildings remain, the mansion and the Presidential Library. The positive news is that both of these will be repaired, with adequate time and funds.

Listed on the National Historic Register, Beauvoir is also a National Historic Landmark, as well as one of Mississippi's Archaeological Landmarks. Jefferson Davis spent his last years here, enjoying the view, and writing his memoirs. Davis' professional career included years as the President of the Confederate States of America, and also as a prominent leader in the United States. He served in positions such as Secretary of War under President Franklin Pierce, a U. S. Senator from Mississippi, and was a renowned military leader in the Mexican War.

Today, Beauvoir is one of the few remaining historical sites on the Coast. With all the devastation left by Katrina, Beauvoir, in the words of many, has become the spirit of determination of recovery on the Coast. It has become the heart of the cultural and historical rebuilding. The mansion and Presidential Library both can be rebuilt, but it is going to require help from all. (Visit our website at http://www.beauvoir.org/ to view some of the damage.)

Efforts are underway now to begin Beauvoir recovery, but we need your financial assistance. Staff members, working with members of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, have already begun removing many items for preservation. Your donations are needed more than ever.

Please forward all contributions to:

Mississippi Division - United Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc.
dba The Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library
P O Box 7
Meridian, MS 39302-0007.

Checks may be made payable as above or simply Beauvoir Relief Fund, and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Images from before and after can viewed here, and you know what you can contribute, so do so when you can as much as you can.


29 September, 2005


Take my love.
Take my land.
Take me where I cannot stand.
I don't care, I'm still free.
You can't take the sky from me.

Take me out to the black.
Tell 'em I ain't comin' back.
Burn the land and boil the sea.
You can't take the sky from me.

Have no place
I can be
Since I found Serenity.

Go and watch, buy the DVD boxset, and remember there are many many others who want freedom too...


28 September, 2005

AD says I should meet Aaron Broussard

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 10:14
whose.paranoid E-mail Address
Subject: Go meet him!

I suggest you go and meet Mr. Brossard personally and inform him of your insightful understanding of his situation. Imagine the backtracking that no-good liar/political hack will have to do in the face of your superior knowledge and understanding of his situation!

I believe he was angry at bureaucracy. Bureaucracy comes at every level. Mr. Brossard is a member of the bureaucracy and bears responsibility also, but his is local - the problem is not. The lower your bureaucratic level - the less you can accomplish. I believe he was venting at those levels (local, state and federal) that had control over the assets that may have helped his area of responsibility. However, The federal government is responsible for all navigable waterways in the country.

I'm really looking forward to reading you after you and Mr. Broussard have a chance to sit down together and share your wisdom.

Let me know when that happens,
Pinedale, Wyoming

I do not have to go meet him, as I said in my posting, what type of man Aarron Broussard is, is plainly evident in the video, through his subsequent television appearances and public statements. His constant looks down, in the original Meet The Press video, to read whatever script that was in front of him, is obvious. I would suggest you view it one more time and pay close attention. It can be viewed from my blog either from my posting Arron Broussard=Horseshit, or you can scroll down on the right and under VIDEOS download it- it is the last one in that section.

Now, if you do not wish to do so, fine, you can continue to make excuses for his pathetic actions, but as the World has come to know, he used a ninety-two (92) year old woman?s death for political gain.

You may support and defend him all you would like, that is your prerogative, and you may sincerely believe that he is an honest politician, however, others are not so myopic and have politely called him on it. I, on the other hand, am not and called him for the exact scum that he is. Please continue to attempt misdirection via the control of navigable waters being the prevue of the feral government and even the claim of his low-man-on-totem-pole excuse, but I must inform you, it does not work with me.

I do not have to sit down and meet him, the rest of the World and I already have.



I was contacted by the true owner of the E-mail account A.D. sent from, surprise, surprise- and it is not his.

The true owner was very gracious in his request that I do not use his business account to exchange responses, and I explained that it will not happen from my account again and to not trouble himself to find out who it was to begin with as I consider it a waste of time and I hope he does too, as A.D. has shown exactly what kind of man he is as well.

27 September, 2005

I never said my posts were safe for children.

But, for those in need of an extra reciept for tax time, you might try Pink Expenses, and for those that definitely just want to finally hang it all up, just think lunch.

Do not say that you have not been warned...


26 September, 2005


Washington Times Inside Politics September 26th, 2005

A New Orleans area politician who a few weeks ago went on national television to tearfully blame the federal government for the death of an elderly woman in a nursing home grudgingly conceded yesterday that his story was untrue.

Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard, in a return appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," appeared surprised when host Tim Russert asked him to set the record straight. Mr. Broussard, in his earlier appearance, had accused the federal government of near-criminal negligence in the death of the 92-year-old mother of the parish's emergency services director.

Mr. Broussard's account of how the woman had drowned four days after the hurricane while awaiting rescue from the federal government has been refuted by the woman's son, Thomas Rodrigue, who said his last contact with her was on a Monday -- the day of the hurricane -- and not the following Thursday or Friday, as Mr. Broussard had suggested.

She apparently died that Monday, Aug. 29, with more than 30 others in the nursing home, at a time when responsibility for an evacuation or subsequent rescue clearly belonged to state and local officials.

Mr. Broussard said yesterday that he had been misinformed, but then lashed out at those who had questioned his story. "What kind of sick mind, what kind of black-hearted people want to nitpick a man's mother's death?" he said.
No, you slimy, weaseling bastard, that is not the real question, the real question is:

What kind of sick mind, what kind of black-hearted people used a man's mother's death for political gain on a broadcast seen across the Nation and around the World?


21 September, 2005

Damn near a Cliff Notes version of the Bible.

Wed Sep 21, 7:21 AM ET

LONDON (AFP) - Business folk are used to reading executive summaries of important documents, and now would-be Christians are to have the same privilege, in the form of a chopped-down Bible that can be read in under two hours.

A Church of England vicar was on Wednesday unveiling his self-styled "100-Minute Bible", an ultra-condensed edition of the Christian holy book which claims to neatly summarise every teaching from the Creation to the Revelation.

The Reverend Michael Hinton was launching his work at Canterbury Cathedral in southern England, the headquarters of the Anglican Church.

Publishers the 100-Minute Press say the book has been written for those who want to know more about Christianity but who do not have the time to read the original in full.

"This is a book for adults and has been written in a style to encourage readers to keep turning the pages, but without resorting to any literary gimmicks," said Len Budd from the publishing firm.

"As the bible itself, the 100-Minute Bible should be a bestseller."
Hmm, if he had just condensed it to sixty minutes, I am sure Cliff Notes would have been happy to put their name on the cover, but then again, they already have one.


19 September, 2005

Henry Waxman is a Pig-Faced Bastard

These folks, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, found me via this Yahoo search, and I ran through forty-two (42) pages and still could not find myself, so this means that they are being paid to see how many folks on the web consider him to be or have the words Henry Waxman and Pig together.

So, yes lawyers, I think Henry Waxman is a pig faced bastard.


Arron Broussard = Horseshit

An emotional moment and a misunderstanding
Story of a mother's desperate calls from nursing home skewed

MSNBC and NBC News
Updated: 10:55 a.m. ET Sept. 19, 2005

WASHINGTON - The Jefferson Parish president's emotional retelling of a mother's desperate calls from a New Orleans nursing home included details that conflict with the timeline of the tragedy.

The story, of a colleague's mother begging her son for rescue as flood waters rose after Hurricane Katrina, came to prominence on Sunday, Sept. 4, when Aaron Broussard, president of Jefferson Parish in New Orleans, was interviewed by Tim Russert on NBC's Meet the Press. (MSNBC is a Microsoft-NBC joint venture.)

New details and interviews with the son whose mother died in the flood show that the tragedy unfolded from Saturday through Monday, Aug. 29 - not Monday through Friday, Sept. 2 as recounted by Broussard. The owners of the nursing home were indicted Tuesday for the deaths of more than 30 residents, which officials say occurred on Aug. 29.
It was nothing more than a politcal hatchet job, and you can watch the video here (13.2MB WMV File- Right Click, Save-As). Further, you do not even have to pay real close attention to see he is reading a script through the entire interview.

Now you know why for years, I have called it "Meet the Weepy", and yes, this was well before I had even heard of the hypocrite Limbaugh...


So, the gun confiscating was stopped?

AP - Sat Sep 17, 6:51 PM ET

ATF Special Response team member David Millen looking for weapons under a house in New Orleans Saturday Sept. 17, 2005. The team had reports of weapons at that house, but none were found. There is a heavy presence of police and military police in the area since Hurricane Kitrina hit the Crescent City. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
So, what was the problem- besides the bed wetters fear that the peons have guns?


14 September, 2005

I have great respect for Alan Korwin

Prison Time For Gun Confiscators?

by Alan Korwin, Author
Gun Laws of America

Sometimes called "a novel legal theory" -- and a simple and fair response to gun confiscations in Louisiana:

Indict officials who violate the Constitution and trample fundamental rights. Use basic civil-rights laws against these alleged gun-rights offenders --

Federal law 18 USC § 241. "Conspiracy against rights"

The Gist: If two or more people conspire to injure, oppress, threaten or intimidate any person in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured under the Constitution or laws of the United States, they shall be fined, or imprisoned up to ten years, or both. The same penalty applies if two or more people go, in disguise, on the highway, or on the premises of a person, with similar intent to prevent or hinder such rights or privileges.

If death results from such acts, or if such acts include kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault, attempted aggravated sexual assault, or an attempt to kill, they may be fined, imprisoned for any term of years up to life, or put to death. (See also 18-242, 18-1001 and 42-1983.)

Verbatim text of statute:
18 USC § 241. "Conspiracy against rights"
If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or

If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured?

They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death. [Notes: June 25, 1948 (171 words); Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure; Part I: Crimes; Chapter 13: Civil Rights.]

Action You Can Take:

1. Hello, I'm a local resident and I have a question for my Senator (or Congressman). pause, listen

2. It concerns civil rights. Have you heard about the gun confiscations in Louisiana?

3. Let me email you some background that will make this easier, is that OK? Then I could call back. (Email any or all of this message as you see fit.) How do you spell your name?

4. I learned that there is a federal law, "18 USC 241" that provides a ten-year prison sentence for anyone who interferes with, and I'm quoting, "the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States."

Where do you think the Senator would stand on indicting the apparently illegal gun confiscators? pause. So would the Senator support disarming the public during emergencies?

WARNING: They will likely balk, tell you it doesn't apply, say you're wrong or make many other excuses. Do not accept that. I'll help you if some excuse seems impassable; they're not, I've heard a ton, they all fall once you look closely. Insist on enforcement of the plain clear language of the law. The authorities are not above the law, and they must be brought to justice.

Just fair play.

And have for many years, and this just raises, once again, the level I have for him.

Oh, and I prefer putting them to death...


12 September, 2005

"The NRA will not stand idly by..."

Disaster Can't Destroy Gun Rights

Monday, September 12, 2005

National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre slammed New Orleans authorities Monday for seizing legal firearms from lawful residents.

"What we've seen in Louisiana - the breakdown of law and order in the aftermath of disaster - is exactly the kind of situation where the Second Amendment was intended to allow citizens to protect themselves, " LaPierre said.

"When law enforcement isn't available, Americans turn to the one right that protects all the others - the right to keep and bear arms," LaPierre said. "This attempt to repeal the Second Amendment should be condemned."

The New York Times reported last Thursday that no civilians in New Orleans will be allowed to have guns, quoting the superintendent of police that "only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons."

A Louisiana state statute allows the chief law enforcement officer to "regulate possession" of firearms during declared emergencies. "But regulate doesn't mean confiscate," said Chris W. Cox, the NRA's chief lobbyist.

"Authorities are using that statute to do what the looters and criminals could not: disarm the law-abiding citizens of New Orleans trying to protect their homes and families," Cox said.

"The NRA will not stand idly by while guns are confiscated from law-abiding people who're trying to defend themselves," he said.

"We're exploring every legal option available to protect the rights of lawful people in New Orleans," Cox said, "and we're taking steps to overturn such laws in every state where they exist."

"Local authorities in New Orleans are turning nature's assault on human life into man's assault on human rights," LaPierre said. "Four million NRA members intend to stop this unconstitutional power grab."
That is exactly what you pussiefied politicians, who are supposed to be the NRA leadership, did Chris, you stood "idly by" for four days "exploring every legal option" instead of saying what should have been said- use them...


11 September, 2005

Our Guns were Bigger than Theirs

You should have used them... (7.2MB AVI)


NOLA Videos

I have added NOLA videos to the Video Section (Down and to the Right). Please do not stream the video, but RIGHT CLICK AND SAVE AS to your HD.


Halted gun sales infuriate customers (Wal-Mart)

By Sasha Talcott, Globe Staff | September 11, 2005

BATON ROUGE, La. -- As fearful residents rush to stock up on guns, Wal-Mart, one of the region's biggest suppliers, abruptly stopped selling them at 40 stores scattered throughout the Gulf Coast.

The move infuriated some Wal-Mart customers in this fiercely progun region, some of whom said the big chain left them without protection as the violence increased after Hurricane Katrina.

"We had a lot of chaos," said Donald Goff, who was sitting in a white pickup outside a local Wal-Mart store. "They should be open to sell guns. They should not be doing this to people."

Smaller stores are eagerly filling the void. Spillway Sportsman, near Baton Rouge, sold 172 guns in one three-day period after the hurricane, when normally it might sell 15. One mother came in to buy her first gun after she and her two children, ages 9 and 12, witnessed a slaying on the streets of New Orleans, said Scott Roe, Spillway's owner.

"Her comment was, 'I was a card-carrying, antigun liberal -- not anymore,' " Roe said. "She said, 'I'm going back home, and I am not going back unarmed.'"

A Wal-Mart spokeswoman, Karen Burk, attributed the company's decision to pull guns from the shelves to "some very fluid circumstances and changing situations" in the region. She did not elaborate far beyond that. "We're trying to take care of our customers and community and be a responsible retailer at the same time," Burk said.

In addition to its decision to stop gun sales at 40 stores, Wal-Mart also has placed severe restrictions on gun sales at some other stores in the area. Executives ordered the guns removed from their glass display cases and put into a vault instead. At those stores, customers who want to purchase a gun must select it through a catalog.

Burk said the retailer has no date set to return guns to the stores.

Wal-Mart's decision to stop gun sales also earned it praise from several customers, who said police would protect them from any trouble.

"Why can't we get along? This is a time of crisis," said Mike White of Kenner, La. He said people who need guns for legitimate reasons, such as hunting, would not be buying now.
Well Mike, irrespective of your sheep like bleating, the World saw just how much governments protect and how soon the two-legged animals come out, and hunting season starts.

And, for my dear Paranoid Readers that wish to telephone, and tell them that old Sam must be spinning in his grave, the number is 1-800-925-6278.


General: Feds Won't Enforce Evacuation

General: Feds Won't Enforce Evacuation
Sep 11 9:45 AM US/Eastern


The commander of active duty troops involved in hurricane relief efforts said Sunday his soldiers will not enforce New Orleans' order for residents to evacuate the flooded city.

Army Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore said military units are continuing to provide food and water and other aid despite the order, which he indicated is the responsibility of state and local authorities to enforce.

"Federal troops will not be involved in the direct evacuation in any way, of any one, from their home. That is a local and state law enforcement task not to include federal troops," Honore told CNN's "Late Edition."

He added that local officials and the National Guard also are providing food and water to people who have stayed.

Thousands of residents are defying orders to leave the city, but security forces were not physically forcing anyone to go. The mayor, Ray Nagin, had warned that residents could be forcibly removed, but authorities have been reluctant to take that step.

Honore, who heads the military's Joint Task Force Katrina, said that over the next three days, officials should learn how many people died in New Orleans. He said the preliminary figure of 10,000 offered last week by some officials was "a number we'd be very happy to be wrong about."

Honore also addressed the issue of media access during recover efforts. The Bush administration, challenged in court by CNN, agreed on Saturday not to prevent the media from following the effort to recover the bodies of Katrina victims.

On Thursday, Honore said the media would be allowed "zero access" to recovery efforts. But on Sunday, he said reporters and photographers have "total access" to the area.

"I can't swing a dead cat without hitting a reporter," Honore said.

He said his concern had been that news media would report deaths before family members had been notified. Reporters also were denied a seat on rescue craft because of concerns for overcrowding, he said.

The government is not permitting photographers to join rescuers in boats or helicopters during the mission to recover bodies from flooded homes.
No one is being forced, (3MB Download from Fox News O'Reilly the Brownshirt WMV Video or here for the original uncut 7.8MB WMV Video version) except by the California Highway Patrol and other government Jack-Booted Thugs, in New Orelans, Louissianna. And how about this video link from CNN?

These are grown men and women who have decided to stay, and some have made, or are making arrangements, or trying to with private relief, but that just won't do now will it? Of course not, as government, or government approved entities, have proven repeatedly that it, or it's designated proxies, should be in charge, right?

Of course, many will try to make nice and find excuses for such stupidity, and others will be polite in their criticisms, but I will not, as the last forty years of government help created this damn mess to begin with. At least three generations of people who have been taught to depend upon the state for their lives, and who have no desire to fend for themselves or plan for disasters. City, county, state, and federal governments who are corrupt, petty, and too incompetent to follow their plans in case of disaster. And of course, asswipes of every stripe are trying to make political hay of the mess to further their agendas that I will provide no links to.

The united States, whose, nearly entire population, is a Christian people, and one of the major edicts of those teachings is that God helps those who help themselves, or, if you prefer as I do, the old Boy Scout Motto: Be Prepared. Nevertheless, one cannot prepare for all contingencies but Man is very intelligent and adaptive, that is unless he is bred and taught to believe he cannot. That only the Great Masters of government can save and provide- wait a minute, that sounds an awful lot like a religion, doesn't it?

Trust NO ONE that comes to you and says give up your Freedom and Liberty and I will provide for you, as that lowly being is only after one thing- your enslavement.


Federal DNA database of anyone detained by police advances in Senate

Violence Against Women Act Passes Senate Judiciary Committee With Amendment

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a mark-up of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization today. The bill, which expires on September 30, passed out of committee, but an amendment was added that could prevent or delay its passage by the full Senate.

The amendment, introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), on behalf of Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ), would create a national registry of DNA taken from any person who has been detained by the police, even if the person is not arrested or convicted. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) tried to include a secondary amendment to link the DNA index only to violent felonies, but it was defeated on a straight party-line vote.

Senator Joe Biden (D-DE), the primary sponsor of VAWA in the Senate, said that he feared the DNA amendment could cause a firestorm on the Senate floor that would delay passage of VAWA. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said that he feared it was a poison pill. Senator Leahy said that he is worried that whole classes of people, such as Latinos or Muslims, will be rounded up and their DNA will be recorded in the registry. Senators Arlen Specter (R-PA), chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) pledged to try to work out a compromise on the amendment before the bill reaches the floor, which is expected before the end of the month. (See Title Link for Source)
Do not worry, the paragons of Liberty and Freedom, Biden and Specter are on the job to fuck, I mean protect you, and more can be found via this link, but, just remember these words:

"What is the matter officer? I was not speeding..."


06 September, 2005

Little Buddy and Skipper are together again.

Bob Denver, TV's Gilligan, Dead at 70

By JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press Writer
Tue Sep 6, 4:10 PM ET

Bob Denver, whose portrayal of goofy castaway Gilligan on the 1960s TV show "Gilligan's Island" made him an iconic figure to generations of TV viewers, has died. He was 70.

His wife, Dreama, and children Patrick, Megan, Emily and Colin were with Denver, who also had undergone quadruple heart bypass surgery earlier this year.

"He was my everything and I will love him forever," Dreama Denver said in a statement.

Denver's signature role was Gilligan, but when he took the role in 1964 he was already widely known to TV audiences for another iconic character, Maynard G. Krebs, the bearded beatnik friend of Dwayne Hickman's Dobie in the "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," which aired on CBS from 1959 to 1963.
Damn, now I feel old...



Nuff said...


03 September, 2005

War On Guns has the latest link up to 1955 Guns Magazine

David Codrea's War On Guns has the link up for the 1955 Guns Magazine PDF, and some other very good posts, go and grab it while you can and then spend some time reading his blog.


Police- To Protect and Serve

And how some of it was done (5.6MB Download WMV Video) in New Orleans this past week...


02 September, 2005

Tooth, Dentist, and Lidocaine

I just had to have a wisdom tooth extracted, and was given Lidocaine before the procedure, and man oh man what a buzz this drug (and whatever else was mixed in the injection- I do not remember what he said) has given me- I have not felt this euphoric in a long time.

I think I will see what the effects of mixing some Jim Beam with this does (and I rarely, rarely drink anymore).

I just cannot get rid of this grin, so Nate, in honor of Friday, here is lifting my cup to you!


PS - Thank Microsoft for the spell checker...

01 September, 2005

New Orleans Cops Ordered Back to Streets

By ROBERT TANNER, AP National Writer
1 hour, 19 minutes ago

NEW ORLEANS - Managers at the Covenant Home nursing center were prepared to cope with power outages and supply shortages following Hurricane Katrina. They weren't ready for looters.

The nursing home lost its bus after the driver surrendered it to carjackers. Groups of people then drove by the center, shouting to residents, "Get out!"

On Wednesday, 80 residents, most of them in wheelchairs, were evacuated to other nursing homes in the state.

"We had excellent plans. We had enough food for 10 days," said Peggy Hoffman, the home's executive director. "Now we'll have to equip our department heads with guns and teach them how to shoot."
Better late than never...