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  • Is Secession Any Closer?

    02/17/2014 3:31:26 PM PST · by grumpa · 54 replies
    Off Grid Blog ^ | February 17, 2014 | Off Grid Blogger
    I sense that anger is building among the states as the federal government continues to encroach on states’ rights. Healthcare, traditional marriage, and other issues are irritating leaders in many states. Sooner or later a state is going to stand up and tell the federal government to go to hell. What might secession look like? I have a website that is dedicated to this proposition: http://freetexasconstitution.wordpress.com/ Here I offer some ideas to get people thinking about how we could go it alone here in Texas. I also address standard objections to secession. By the way, at least one poll has...
  • Who is William Arkin, and why does it matter?

    02/26/2007 5:38:10 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 37 replies · 1,133+ views
    The New Dominion ^ | Feb. 26, 2007 | Max Friedman
    As most of you have read or seen by now, a journalist and NBC/MSNBC media consultant named William “Bill” Arkin has created quite a stir by viciously insulting American soldiers in Iraq. He wrote at his Washington Post blog, “Early Warning: William M. Arkin on National and Homeland Security” column (1/30/07), that “… this NBC (Nightly News) report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary - oops sorry, volunteer force that thinks it is doing the dirty work” re Iraq. The “report,” according to Arkin, featured “a number of soldiers (who) expressed frustration with...
  • Travis' 'Victory or Death' letter returns to the Alamo

    02/23/2013 8:22:03 PM PST · by Rabin · 16 replies
    .star-telegram ^ | Feb. 22, 2013 | Steve Campbell
    When it left the Alamo in the dark of night 177 years ago, William Barret Travis' "Victory or Death" letter had to be slipped past the Mexican army before courier Albert Martin could deliver the besieged commander's stirring call for help that never came.
  • Vanity - Looking for a GOOD biography of David Crockett

    01/13/2013 8:07:28 AM PST · by Dartman · 21 replies
    Dartman
    I've had an interest in this man since I was a young kid in the '50's watching the Disney series about him. What I'm looking for is an in depth, but enjoyable to read account of his life. I figured I would get a better selection to chose from, from you folks here, rather than on-line book reviews. Money is no object, I've got some Christmas present Chapters gift cards burning a hole in my pocket. :)
  • Crockett Keller Radio Ad: Concealed Carry Ad – Stirs it Up

    Keller’s Store is, I think, a gun store, or gun dealership. The owner, Crockett Keller, is also a realtor. Crockett Keller has an ad running in his local area of Mason, Texas. Keller’s is offering an all-day beginner’s workshop to prepare you for your “concealed carry” license.
  • Not Yours To Give

    03/18/2010 8:52:04 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 14 replies · 601+ views
    The Junto Society ^ | 2002 | Edward Sylvester Ellis.
    One day in the House of Representatives a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguished naval officer. Several beautiful speeches had been made in its support. The Speaker was just about to put the question when Crockett arose: "Mr. Speaker--I have as much respect for the memory of the deceased, and as much sympathy for the sufferings of the living, if suffering there be, as any man in this House, but we must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for a part of the living to lead us...
  • Not Yours To Give

    05/04/2009 11:48:13 AM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 14 replies · 1,007+ views
    CCR ^ | Col. David Crockett
             One day in the House of Representatives a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguished naval officer.Several beautiful speeches had been made in its support. The speakerwas just about to put the question when Crockett arose:          "Mr. Speaker--I have as much respect for the memory of the deceased, and as much sympathy for the suffering of the living, if there be, as any man in this House, but we must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for part of the living to...
  • Davey Crockett-Not Yours to Give

    03/23/2009 6:09:02 AM PDT · by valiant4thetruth · 30 replies · 1,711+ views
    One day in the House of Representatives, a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguished naval officer. Several beautiful speeches had been made in its support. The Speaker was just about to put the question when Crockett arose: “Mr. Speaker--I have as much respect for the memory of the deceased, and as much sympathy for the sufferings of the living, if suffering there be, as any man in this House, but we must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for a part of the living to lead us...
  • Alamo sees return of David Crockett

    01/28/2009 3:19:24 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 574+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 01/28/2009 | Scott Huddleston
    David Crockett re-enlisted at the Alamo Wednesday afternoon. But despite having a famous name, he seemed a bit overwhelmed by the pomp and color of his re-enlistment ceremony in front of the Alamo Shrine, not to mention the visitors asking him to sign his autograph or pose for a quick photo. “I really didn’t expect all this,” said Crockett, whose full name is Staff Sgt. David O’Neal Crockett. After 14 years in the Army, Crockett, surrounded by about a 70 spectators, including a dozen soldiers, took his re-enlistment oath. He said he plans to serve about eight more years in...
  • Not Yours to Give! Speech before the House of Representatives by Davy Crockett

    02/09/2007 6:23:15 AM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 32 replies · 1,250+ views
    The New Hampshire Center for Constitutional Studies ^ | 1884 | Compiled from "The Life of Colonel David Crockett"
    One day in the House of Representatives, a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguished naval officer. Several beautiful speeches had been made in its support. The Speaker was just about to put the question when Mr. Crockett arose: "Mr. Speaker - I have as much respect for the memory of the deceased, and as much sympathy for the suffering of the living, if suffering there be, as any man in this house, but we must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for a part of the living...
  • Something in the Air. An ode to two Miami knights in designer armor.

    08/16/2006 11:13:39 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 4 replies · 563+ views
    NRO ^ | August 16, 2006, 4:42 a.m. | By Andrew Stuttaford
    Michael Mann’s somewhat disappointing new movie may be called Miami Vice and the names of some of its characters may trigger recollections of explosions, pastel, linen suits, stubble, wisecracks, gunplay, and music-video brio, but it has little to do with the ground-breaking television series of 20 years ago. And no, the tawdry remake of Phil Collins’s Michelob anthem that accompanies the film’s closing credits won’t fool anyone that using the old title is anything other than an attempt to cash in on a legendary brand. This movie is Miami Vice in name only. Accept no imitations. For the real thing,...
  • Joseph Farah: Remember the Real Alamo

    04/08/2004 6:11:38 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 40 replies · 484+ views
    WND.com ^ | 04-08-03 | Farah, Joseph
    Remember the real Alamo Posted: April 8, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com "Remember the Alamo," was an American battle cry for generations. Now Disney is trying to get Americans to forget the real history of heroic fight. Disney's remake of "The Alamo" will be released tomorrow in theaters nationwide. Judging from a review of the script, the film will be a disgraceful deconstruction of Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Jim Bowie and other American heroes who "died with their boots on." "The movie reads more like a Disney fairy tale and promotes a politically correct revisionist agenda aimed at...
  • Film is likely to fuel a battle of the Alamo

    03/21/2004 8:17:06 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 60 replies · 1,071+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 03/21/2004 | Amy Dorsett
    Davy Crockett: U.S. congressman, legend in his own time, venerated hero of the Alamo who lost his life after Mexican troops overran the now fabled fort. His final words? "I'm a screamer." That's according to Walt Disney Studios, whose new film, "The Alamo," premieres in San Antonio next Saturday. The real shocker might be what comes next: the execution of Crockett by Mexican soldiers, a movie scene that's sure to be seen as sacrilege by rabid Alamophiles who like to imagine the myth-shrouded "Lion of the West" going down fighting. Noted Alamo author Frank Thompson has seen people come to...
  • Alamo manager sacked

    02/25/2004 9:06:02 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 37 replies · 437+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 02/25/2004 | Amy Dorsett
    Carter, a DRT member, ran the shrine's $5.2-million budget and 86 employees. The daughters aren't behaving very sisterly. Custodian of the Alamo for 99 years, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas is a group of women whose politics can be as contentious as the 1836 battle that led to the fall of the Shrine of Texas Liberty. Last week, it unceremoniously fired one of its most active and visible volunteers. Kathleen Carter, the DRT's face at the Alamo since May 2001, was relieved of her position as chairwoman of the Alamo Committee on Friday after a meeting of the...
  • How Congress Should Spend Your Money

    11/21/2003 7:51:09 AM PST · by Temple Owl · 19 replies · 276+ views
    The County Press (Second Thoughts) ^ | 11/18/03 | William W. Lawrence
    Second Thoughts By: William W. Lawrence 11/18/2003 Off The Internet: Edward Ellis, an American frontiersman, war hero and congressman from Tennessee, wrote a book in 1884 called, The Life of Colonel David Crockett. He told how it was that Congressman Davy Crockett learned the importance of heeding the Constitution and the dangers of disregarding its restraints. One day the House of Representatives took up a bill to appropriate money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguished naval officer. Several beautiful speeches had been made in support of the bill. Crockett arose just as the bill was about to...