Monday, April 16, 2018

Warm and Fuzzy !

Well tonight I went to an SCV meeting.

The Tom Smith Camp 1702 had a Guest Speaker I've known on line but had never met in person !

Teresa Roane.

I've been to a number of meetings that were full of passion !

This meeting was full of Heart.

Teresa not only speaks with irrefutable knowledge and facts, but speaks with a warm heart !

My effort to cover her presentation could not do it justice.

The subject of Black Confederates is often attacked by Naysayer Historians.

I wish they could have attended tonight's meeting !  

The old saying "You can lead a horse to water but can't make him drink" may apply.

But if you left this meeting thirsty that's your own fault !

I left the event with the old Warm and Fuzzy feeling.

Thank you Teresa, now that we've meet in person I feel we are true friends.

And as you said - "The Truth Will Continue To Come Out !"

Dave Tatum 4/16/2018


The camp presented Teresa a certificate --

I gave her a rock !

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I told her she could use it as a paperweight or --
Throw it at Yankees !


Monday, April 9, 2018

Over 3000 made !

Folks on F/B Confederate friendly pages love this ---

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I've made over 3000 of em and put em in circulation.

Sometimes I glue em to rocks --

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then place them to be found

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Sometimes I put them in the need a penny holder at cash registers.

I've also mailed hundreds of em to folks across the Country !

I often get comments that it's illegal / it's not !

If it were how could tourist spots do this -- 
Or how could this be legal and what I do not --

The only thing you can do that violates the law is alter it to make it appear it's worth more than it is !

As long as no fraudulent intent is attempted you can do what you wish with a coin !

I got the Die I use to stamp the coins with as a Christmas present 2 years ago !

The company that sells them has been out of stock for a long time !

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So I guess I'll keep stamping pennies til the Die wears out !


Saturday, April 7, 2018

What would you have done ?

              The Billboard quote is from William Henry Tatum, My Great Grand Uncle.

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This was part of a letter home Oct 9th 1862 long before Sherman's March !
The entire letter is here

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After the war My Great Grand Father wrote --

" After an interval of over thirty years of time my memory takes me back to my wartime days
(1861 1865) it seems strange about my experience as a Confederate soldier , yet it is true.
And that I am proud today as a prince of that experience.
  I rejoice with exceeding great joy to know that I and my brother William were soldiers in the Army of Northern Virginia and that I lived in the same days and generation and breathed the same liberty loving atmosphere as Generals Lee and Jackson and that incomparable host of patriots whose valor and heroic achievements for our cause has challenged the admiration of the civilized world .
My brother and I did our duty to the last, we had guns and used them in many hard fought battles to our satisfaction, without either being taken prisoner or receiving only slight wounds once in a while"

John C Tatum

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I'd have stood with them !

Sunday, April 1, 2018

" Oh say have you seen ?"

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It's been a while since I've been to Charlottesville but with the newest Flag going up
#27, a road trip may be in the near future !

April 12th seems like a good day, it's my Birthday, Wedding Anniversary (#40) and an Important day in Confederate history !

The illegal shrouds have been removed from the Statues at Lee and Jackson parks.
That alone is worth a 4 1/2 hour drive !


But a new Flag is up along I-64, 

and I have a few rolls of pennies that need to be put into circulation.

I also have a few Rebel Rocks that I can place --

Might just make an interesting day !

A hat tip to TriPp Lewis for allowing me to use the flag pics !

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Repeal The 2nd Amendment ?

Fruitcakes come in all sizes and ages,
This particular one is 97 years old !

Retired Supreme Court Justice
John Paul Stevens.

Justice Stevens stated -

Well I agree with the original intent of the 2nd amendment !

The free and sovereign states had a right to protect themselves from an oppressive Government.
That is what the War Between the States was about !

But to repeal or abolish it is lunacy !

The threat of an oppressive Government will ALWAYS exist !

But if the 2nd amendment were to be repealed what's next ?

Could the 1st amendment be in danger ?

Repeal one and the domino effect is sure to follow !

Old Abe said - "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

Well Dave Tatum says - " A house with no foundation will fall !"

The Constitution and its amendments are the Foundation of America !

Start removing pieces of the foundation and a collapse shall occur !

I'm thankful Justice Stevens is retired.

He should be playing Bingo on Tuesday nights,
 Not making critical decisions regarding national affairs.

But he does retain his 1st amendment right,
 unless someone decides that it should be repealed as well !

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, 
shall not be infringed.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Equal Under The Law ?

Two men — one from Charlottesville, one from Richmond — have both been found guilty of trespassing and vandalism and sentenced to jail time in several instances of the removal of tarps from the Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson statues in Charlottesville.


Wayne                          Lambert*

*“We will take our punishment like men, unlike other people in this town that ask to drop charges and won’t accept responsibility for their actions,”

In taking the unusual step of assigning jail time for misdemeanor charges, Judge Joseph Sirks said he was emphasizing the importance of following the legal process and appealing city decisions through the courts. “We are in an age where someone takes action into their own hands and then everyone becomes a copycat,” Sirks said as he delivered his decision.
 “That doesn’t work in a system of the law.”

(Unless you're in Durham NC.)

Durham DA drops all charges
 in Confederate monument toppling case

"For my office to continue to take these cases to trial based on the same evidence would be a misuse of state resources," Echols said. "For that reason, I will dismiss the remaining charges against the remaining defendants."

( No evidence here is there ? )

Let me see if I got this correct -
 You can tear down a statue in Durham and walk free !
But remove an "illegal tarp" in Charlottesville and get jail time !
Yeeeeeesh !

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Testing 1-2-3---

I lost access to my Blog when I cleared my browser,
So I'm testing out my system.

My new
Bonnie Blue Rock !

Y'all have a Dixie Day !


Oh what the heck while I'm at it !

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