Saturday, November 17, 2012
Well it seems I made a lot of enemies of my Southern compatriots because I do not favor a modern day secession! Heck not just Southern folks but nationwide this secession thing is spreading!
Well I ain't listening to the secession tune !
In fact the whole thing has changed my opinion on the political landscape!
Mr President I will support you!
I will however not turn my back on my southern ancestors, and I will defend their actions.
But a modern day secession is foolish!
The secession thing is now in all 50 states! So you can't blame it on the south like has happened with slavery!
I would love to see one person from each state who favors secession gather in a room to discuss strategics!
You know, who is gonna do what . I think in little or no time it would mirror our present political structure.
It would quickly turn from hand shaking and backslapping into fist fights and backstabbing.
It's time we quit blaming everything on the President!
Everything from global warming to the broken street light at the corner, it all gets blamed on Obama!
Instead of 25.000 people calling for secession, they should get together and form a plan on what they want to happen and how to go about it! Then present the plan to the Government. But then again it's just like I wrote earlier it would turn into fist fights and backstabbing, with all the special interest that would be present.
But if you still wanna secede you can try it! But it didn't work 150 years ago, I don't think it's gonna work now !
Well I'm gonna start a fertilizer company, cause I know I'm gonna catch a lot of crap for this one !
Friday, November 16, 2012
The best way to explain my Dad's patriotism =
Riding in the car with him one day I heard him snap his fingers, then the car made a sudden U Turn.
He drove the car into a fast food restaurant during lunch and demanded to see the manager.
It turns out the company's flag( I think it was KFC) was flying higher than the American flag!
The manager told Dad that he would take care of it after the rush! NOPE at my Dad's insistence they went out during the rush and corrected the situation.
It's been many years since I have flown the Stars and Stripes, but I think I'm gonna get one and fly it for my Dad, the same way I fly the CBF for my Great Grand Dad !
Monday, November 12, 2012
Give me a break, a modern day secession has as much chance of success as a snowball in hell !
You can quote me on that!
Yea you can start a petition for secession as a form of protest, but that's about all it is!
GET REAL FOLKS, It didn't work 150 years ago and it sure ain't gonna work today!
As I said, as a form of protest it's cool, but in reality it's dumb as a bag of hammers. If ya wanna secede
JUST DO IT !
You don't need no stinkin petition !
Let me help you do it !
First thing, just quit paying taxes, that will sure get their attention and let em know your serious!
And while your at it don't file a tax return, YEA That will show em!
Second, Quit using the money printed by the US government! Print your own !
As for what to do with all that tainted money that in your new world order that is worthless: send it to me ! I got pay-pal.
Third, disconnect from your local power company and start your own ! Why pay for what you don't have too?
4th, if ya get robbed, assaulted or are the victim of any type of crime take care of it yourself. Ya sure don't wanna call the police they are part of the old system what the hell ya need them for ?
I could go on and on but I think ya can see where I'm goin with this ! If you are signing a "Protest" petition fine, the country you are suggesting seceding from allows you to do that ! That's kinda ironic ain't it ?
But if you are truly in favor of leaving the USA by all means "GO FOR IT !!"
But do me one favor, PLEASE ! Take me off your friends list at Facebook,
Cause I don't want nothin ta do with ya !
Too many good men and women have put their lives on the line so that you can slap them in the face with this lunacy !
Too many have given their lives for our country and all the freedoms we have!
HAPPY VETERANS DAY !
Friday, November 9, 2012
I may have posted this before, but it's a good story of what happened in camp!
(by T.J. Macon) THE following occurred during one of the Company's marches. J . B. Lambert and myself made a detour from the main road, and coining to a nice- looking farmhouse, we determined to go in and try our hands at getting a good meal. Sir Ronald Gatewood, the owner of the place, was cold-mannered, the hardest man to thaw out I ever met. We tried every plan on him; still he remained brusque, unapproachable, and even peevish. We could get no satisfaction from him, and almost despaired of accomplishing anything. Finally, we said : "Sir Ronald, where is your spring He pointed to the locality, and we asked if he would at least lend us a bucket, which he brought. We re- marked: a You need water in cooking, of course." So we brought him three or four buckets full of that indis- pensable fluid. This moved him. Indeed, it was the magic "open sesame" to his heart, it was the touchstone. He then said : "I will see if the old lady will get you a good dinner," and it was just for that most desirable point we were maneuvering. In a short time dinner was announced and we en- joyed a good square meal. In the course of conversation, we found out why Sir Ronald was so hard to influence at first. It appears that a few days previous a party of infantrymen had called upon him, and while the meal was being prepared for them, they got a pair of scissors and trimmed his dog up resembling a lion in appearance, that is, they cut all the hair off the body except on his shoulders. It was a handsome shepherd dog and valued very highly by its owner. Of course, we told Sir Ronald we sympathized with him, and pro- nounced the act a piece of vandalism and were not sur- prised at his being enraged at soldiers. Before parting we made a firm friend of the gentleman. While the Company was encamped at the "Poison Fields" of Spottsylvania County, an incident occurred that occasioned some comment. W. G. Lampkin was a good-looking and indeed a captivating cannoneer. He was called emphatically a lady charmer. Whenever the battery went into camp, if there were any ladies near, he would find them out, then call upon them, and in the very shortest time would be on as intimate terms with them as if he had known and visited them for months. His progress with his charmed one was so rapid that soon he would become the custodian of her finger ring. Near the camp at Poison Fields there resided one, Count Deaskie, and family, which consisted of the Count, his wife, and three daughters. They were pretty girls and quite attractive to the boys. William became well acquainted with the family. On the first day he called upon them, Ben Lambert, Edward Barnes and myself determined to play somewhat of a practical joke on William. The Count's house was an old-fashioned one, with porches front and rear, with a passage running through the house from front to rear. It was about twenty-five yards from the front gate to the house. We determined to call upon Count Deaskie and his family in the evening. William, as we expected, was sitting on the front porch, and as soon as he saw us enter the gate, ran to the back porch. We introduced ourselves and endeavored to be as entertaining as possible. One of our party, Barnes, possessed a fine tenor voice and sang for the company a song that was very popular at the time, called Virginia. After singing it, the Count asked him to sing it again, and Barnes, always obliging, did as requested. We passed a very pleasant evening and bade the Count and his family good evening, leaving William at the house. As soon as he returned to camp, I sent a message to him, stating that I considered I had been treated rather shabbily by him, inasmuch as when he saw us enter the gate and advance towards the house, that instead of coming out to meet and introduce us to Count Deaskie and his daughters, he fled to the back porch. I expected from him the satisfaction that one gentleman would accord another. He wrote in reply that he would give any satisfaction I desired, whereupon I sent him a challenge to fight a duel, which he promptly accepted. J. B. Lambert was my second and Edward Barnes was Lampkin's second. The preliminaries of the duel were all arranged, and it was to come off the following day, but we moved away that evening. The next place at which we halted was Waller's Tavern. The battery was near my brother-in-law, A. L. Holloway's residence, and I had been there to dinner. Upon returning to the camp several cannoneers came to me and said this was the evening for the duel to come off. I told them that it was agreeable to me and I would be ready. The program of the duel was as follows : The
combatants were to stand fifteen yards apart and to ex- change three shots. If neither party was wounded when the third shot was fired, then they were to advance with drawn sabers and fight until one or both fell, and thus end the combat, the like manner to the encounter be- tween Fitz James and Roderick Dhu. They took a horse and cut his gum, saturating a piece of sponge with his blood. I wore for the fight a brown cotton shirt. After firing at each other two shots neither was struck, but at the third fire I fell mortally wounded, having thrown my hand with the bloody sponge upon my breast, making a large splotch over the heart, indicating a death stroke. I was then placed upon a litter mortally wounded and carried to our camp. After getting there and going into my tent, Captain McCarthy said to my antagonist: "Macon is mortally wounded, and the chances are that he will not survive. Now, if I were you I would go and make up with him." He agreed with the Captain, and came to my quarters. I was leaning on my arm when he entered the tent, and he said: "Tom, old fellow, how are you feeling ?" I replied : "Very well, under the circumstances, I thank you ; how are you ?" Tie then realized the joke we had played on him. He then proposed to get a keg of gunpowder and each clasp hands and ignite it. He was one of the most furious men, when he perceived the trend of affairs, I ever saw. He finally got over his anger at the trick and we were afterwards good friends. he was a brave cannoneer, and his fondness for the society of ladies was no fault, but rather creditable to him; still it was the cause of his engaging in a duel that he thought was to be a genuine fight to the death, but which was only a sham battle and a joke. Some years after I was in company with William and his father, when he said : "Father, this is Mr. Macon, with whom I fought a duel."
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Labor Unions are a good Thing ?
OK this ain't got nothin ta do with the War Between the States.
Virginia , Alabama and other Southern states have sent crews to New Jersey (Hard hit by Hurricane Sandy )
to help restore power to millions of people who are without it.
When the crews arrived the were told they could not help because they were not card carrying Union members !
OK I don't like to cuss in public BUT - What kind of Dumb Ass logic is that ?
If a union member has a heart attack will he refuse help from a non-union ambulance driver or Doctor ?
Wake up you union goons ! People are in desperate need of all the help they can get !
When this is over and power is restored, I hope the folks who spent unnecessary time in the cold and dark will sue the hell out of the unions for their Dumb Ass actions !