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Now is the Time for all Good Men … PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

During and following the World War II era, Greenville County public schools, at that time loosely governed by the state, but managed by the citizens of the local communities, offered classes in typing and bookkeeping. The classrooms were equipped with mechanical typewriters. Electric office machines had not yet arrived on the scene, and computers for students were only theoretical.

Students were taught facts of history and government and pride in our founding fathers and heroes who earned and preserved our God-given freedom through the generations.

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Fraud in Academia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Walter Williams   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

Soon college students will come home and present parents with their grades. To avoid delusion, parents should do some serious discounting because of rampant grade inflation. If grade inflation continues, a college bachelor's degree will have just as much credibility as a high school diploma.

Writing for the National Association of Scholars, Professor Thomas C. Reeves documents what is no less than academic fraud in his article "The Happy Classroom: Grade Inflation Works." From 1991 to 2007, in public institutions, the average grade point average (GPA) rose, on a four-point scale, from 2.93 to 3.11. In private schools, the average GPA climbed from 3.09 to 3.30. Put within a historical perspective, in the 1930s, the average GPA was 2.35 (about a C-plus); whereby now it's a B-plus.

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Meet a Few Right-wing Extremists PDF Print E-mail
Written by Franklin D. Raddish   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

Samuel Adams was known as the “Father of the American Revolution.”  Adams was an early American leader and patriot for the cause of liberty in this country.  He was the instigator of the Boston Tea Party.  Adams was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and served as a member of congress until 1781.  He formed the Committee of Correspondence that was responsible to keep the colonists united, and to keep them informed concerning the violated rights they were suffering under the British.  Adams served as Lieutenant Governor and Governor of Massachusetts. (Ted Kennedy and company would have been run out of town on a rail in those days.)

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Obama White House Trading Sovereignty for More UN Presence? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

There are reports that the Obama administration is preparing to swap U. S. sovereignty for a higher level of U. S. presence at the United Nations.

Michael Farris, chancellor of Patrick Henry College and founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association, is sounding the alarm that the Obama Administration is trying to secure a seat on the U. N. Human Rights Council. In order to secure the seat, Farris said, the Obama camp has submitted a series of “Commitments and Pledges” declaring loyalty and “deep commitment” to the U.N.

An April 27 “Commitments” document released by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice, the U. S. representative to the U.N., the Obama White House pledged its support for the Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, which along with the Convention on the Rights of the Child makes the U.S. subservient to the international agenda.

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Confederate Memorial Service, Springwood Cemetery, Greenville, SC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

Mrs. Thomas Beacham and Mrs. Raymond Sheen. ~ Photo by Bob DillStorm clouds and rumbles of thunder did not deter some 200 faithful who participated in the Memorial Service to honor the service and sacrifice of  Confederate Soldiers buried in Spring-wood Cemetery in downtown Greenville.

The service began with a prelude by the Joyful Harps, followed by the assemblage of troops including the Butler Guards and 16th Regiment SCV Honor Guard.

The Call to Order was issued by Commander James Bouchillon, 16th Regiment, SCV, Camp No. 36. Invocation by the 16th Regiment Chaplain, Rev. Mark W. Evans.

Colors were posted by the Honor Guard and Pledges led by Douglas Taylor, Regimental Color Sergeant.

Commander Bouchillon recited the Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans first issued by Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General, United Confederate Veterans in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1906.

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Hard Hats, Cannon Salute and TAPS on Confederate Memorial Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holly Sheen   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

Rifle Salute by Reenactors in Columbia. ~ Photo Courtesy of Stan Craig

At the conclusion of the Confederate Memorial Day service at the State Capitol in Columbia, Saturday, there was a cannon salute. There were three cannons and they were fired a total of 9 times.

Across the street a new high-rise is under construction and the exterior is being clad in glass. We could hear the construction crews inside all during the memorial service making a racket.

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The Atlanta Campaign PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

April 24 to November 16, 1864

Many historians date the Atlanta campaign from late April 1864 to September 2nd, 1864, the September 2 date coinciding with the withdrawal of General Hood’s Confederate forces from Jonesboro and the official surrender by Atlanta Mayor, James Calhoun.  However, that leaves out an important part of the history. It was not until November 12 that Sherman destroyed Atlanta by ordering all buildings except homes and churches to be burned.  Many homes and churches, however, were caught up in the conflagration.

Union forces had begun to probe Confederate strength south of Ringgold, Georgia, on April 24, with the objective of a major advance on Atlanta, an important Confederate railroad center and supply depot.  Up until the middle of May, General Joe Wheeler’s Confederate cavalry were able to frustrate Sherman’s enormous army of over 100,000 men attempting to advance toward Atlanta.

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Confederate Memorial Park Dedicated in Tampa PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Sawyer   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

“The Quest for Liberty is Timeless”

The world’s largest Confederate flag, a 30’ x 70’, was proudly raised at the new Confederate Memorial Park in Tampa, Fl.  on Saturday, April 25, one day before the state’s official Confederate Memorial Day.  Through the tireless efforts of many people, a first class park has been constructed on property owned by a private individual who is a member of the Florida Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  Marion Lambert bought the property close to the intersection of I-4 and I-75 with the plan of putting up a memorial park and the largest flag pole possible.

The Jubal Early Camp #556 of Tampa and other area assisting camps  was responsible for most of the park work and the carrying out of the dedication event.

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Rally for Sovereignty Held at State House PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

Sponsored by The Patriotic Resistance

Pastor Stan Craig began Sovereignty  Rally with invocation. ~ Photo Courtesy of Stan CraigThe South Carolina Chapter of The Patriotic Resistance  directed by Harry Kibler held a Rally for Sovereignty at the Statehouse in Columbia, Saturday, May 2, 2009. The rally attendance was estimated at several hundred.

The Invocation was led by Pastor Stan Craig of Choice Hills Baptist Church in Greenville. Speakers included Sen. Larry Grooms, Sen. Shane Martin, Sen. Lee Bright, Rep. Michael Pitts, Dr. Christina Jeffery, candidate for Congress in the Fourth District; Christopher Sullivan, former Commander in Chief, Sons of Confederate Veterans; Dean Allen, Constitutional scholar; Roan Garcia-Quintana, Executive Director, Americans Have Had Enough; Jim Brossard, American Patriot; and Harry Kibler, State Director, The Patriotic Resistance.

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It Could Never Happen Here PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

The German people were deceived by the National Socialists (Nazis). Hitler promised them prosperity and equality during a severe financial crisis. He was the leader Germans had longed for. He was charismatic, and delivered prosperity and pride … for a season. Ultimately, the reward was tyranny, war and death. The Germans realized too late they had made a serious mistake. There was no turning back and no possibility for reversal. The German people had chosen their fate. It could never happen here.

The Russians were tricked by the Marxists. They were promised a redistribution of wealth: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” Royalty, the wealthy and the peasants became equally deprived and slaves of the state. Only the rulers had privileges. Those who resisted were placed in reeducation or labor camps or killed. It happened in Russia and Eastern Europe, but it could never happen here.

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Law vs. Moral Values PDF Print E-mail
Written by Walter Williams   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

A civilized society's first line of defense is not the law, police and courts but customs, traditions and moral values. Behavioral norms, mostly transmitted by example, word of mouth and religious teachings, represent a body of wisdom distilled over the ages through experience and trial and error. They include important thou-shalt-nots such as shalt not murder, shalt not steal, shalt not lie and cheat, but they also include all those courtesies one might call ladylike and gentlemanly conduct. The failure to fully transmit values and traditions to subsequent generations represents one of the failings of the so-called greatest generation.

Behavior accepted as the norm today would have been seen as despicable yesteryear. There are television debt relief advertisements that promise to help debtors to pay back only half of what they owe. Foul language is spoken by children in front of and sometimes to teachers and other adults. When I was a youngster, it was unthinkable to use foul language to an adult; it would have meant a smack across the face. Back then, parents and teachers didn't have child-raising "experts" to tell them that "time out" is a means of discipline. Baby showers are held for unwed mothers. Yesteryear, such an acceptance of illegitimacy would have been unthinkable.

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100 Days of Reckless Photo-Op Hubris PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michelle Malkin   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

Come on, who's surprised? The White House-engineered photo-op of low-flying Air Force aircraft that caused terror in New York City this week epitomizes the Age of Obama. What better way to mark 100 days in office than with an appalling exercise in pointless taxpayer-funded stagecraft?

The superficiality, the unseri-ousness, the hubris, the obliviousness to post-9/11 realities: They were trademarks of the Obama campaign, and they are the tattoos on his governance.

He never leaves home without his teleprompter. All the Obama world's a stage. Or a world ready to be staged.

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A Culture Of Surveillance PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chuck Baldwin   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

It is truly amazing how much news the American news media chooses to ignore.

If one wants to discover what is actually going on in the world, he or she often has to go to the foreign press. This has again been the case with a story that every American should be extremely interested in, but which has been totally ignored by the American news media. I found this story in Russia Today.

According to RussiaToday.com, "The personal computer may soon be not-so-private, with the U.S. and some European nations working on laws allowing them access to search the content held on a person's hard drive.

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Whose Finger Is on the Button? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Franklin D. Raddish   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

While our country is playing Father-may-I with President Obama, Pakistan is like dynamite ready to explode.  Pakistan has become a very urgent national security issue for our country.  The Pakistani government under the leadership of Asif Ali Zardari is trying to seek peace with the Taliban through appeasement.  The Taliban sees appeasement as weakness that it will gladly exploit to promote its evil rule.  The Taliban is making tremendous inroads into Pakistan and is exerting its influence on the government.  Already the Zardari government has capitulated the Swat valley only one hundred miles from the capital of Islamabad to the Taliban in return for peace.  The Taliban agreed to this peace accord and then violated its terms and launched another attack against the district of Buner only sixty miles from Islamabad.

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Advice From the Oracle PDF Print E-mail
Written by Raquelle Sheen   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

Not every family is blessed by having a Great Oracle of Wisdom such as myself in their midst, but my family is lucky. I am always ready to dispense Advice and Instruction whenever I’m asked for it, and often when I’m not asked! (Isn’t that nice of me?) And although my Vast Talents occasionally go unappreciated by my thankless family, I have no doubt that you will appreciate the tips on homeschooling and childrearing that I, the Homeschooled Oracle, have to offer. I share these Fabulous Tidbits out of my store of Personal Experiences, Personal Observations, and from the Stock of Truisms I learned from my Venerated Parents.

A-a-hem. Here it goes.

Kids will be kids. But that doesn’t mean they can’t learn to act like well-behaved adults—usually at a younger age than parents give them credit for.

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Welcome to USSR, 1920 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Henry Lamb   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

When the president announced last week that he would “cut out the middleman” and make direct government loans to students, he laid bare his contempt for free enterprise. He is fulfilling a campaign promise by overhauling the system through which he claims, “Private lenders are costing America’s taxpayers more than $15 million dollars every day and provide no additional value except to the banks themselves.”

Consider the philosophy behind his statement. If government cuts out the middleman and performs the service instead, it will be cheaper and more efficient, he reasons. Apply this same reasoning to, say, the entire banking industry. Government’s direct involvement in the banking industry can eliminate all those bonuses paid to greedy executives and profits earned by greedy share holders, and make sure that loans are extended to low-income borrowers whether they qualify or not. Direct government control of the banking business will surely make it fairer and more efficient.

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Court Orders Governor to Sign Request for $700 Million to Fund ‘Monumentally Terrible Idea’ PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Tuesday, 09 June 2009 03:31

Judges Side with Lawmakers Who Appoint Them

The South Carolina Supreme Court ordered Governor Mark Sanford on Thursday, June 4, 2009, to request $700 million in federal stimulus money. Sanford signed the request and numerous pages of assurances required by the federal government under protest and under orders from the South Carolina Supreme Court.

In his cover letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, Gov. Sanford made it clear that he was not in lock-step with the circumstances being forced on him.

The Governor’s comments in part are quoted below:

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The New Times Examiner Website PDF Print E-mail
Written by James Spurck, Managing Editor   
Wednesday, 03 June 2009 22:25

Our website is currently under construction. Please be patient as we progress with further additions and adjustments in the coming weeks.

In the next couple of weeks we will be adjusting formatting issues and adding more content and new features/services. We will go ahead, and each week, start adding published content as before.

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Disarming the American People PDF Print E-mail
Written by Franklin D. Raddish   
Tuesday, 21 April 2009 19:00

The Second Amendment in our Constitution says, “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.”

Obama, Reid, and Pelosi want to take our guns.  Nancy (Jezebel) Pelosi, the U.S. House Speaker, has recently started a public media campaign to register guns that have not been registered by their owners.  Pelosi said in one of her kick-off media anti-gun episodes, “We don’t want to take their guns away. We want them registered.”  This is nothing but political camouflaged propaganda to take the guns from the American people.  Pelosi’s objective is for Americans to register their guns today so Obama and company can confiscate them tomorrow.  Gun control has its roots in Communism and Nazism.  These tyrannical groups know that a defenseless people is an enslaved people.  Communist dictators throughout the world could not have committed the atrocities they did if they had not disarmed the people first.

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Obama Shows His True Pro-Arab Colors PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Al Snyder   
Tuesday, 21 April 2009 19:00

I am sad and even ashamed to say it, but our U.S. President Barack Obama, in his first 100 days in office, has clearly and unmistakeably shown the world, and Israel, his true colors. And they are not pro-Israel.

We could start with his bowing to the Moslem Saudi Arabian King Abdullah when he met him recently at the G20 summit in London. Almost every American, and probably all Israelis, took this as a serious insult. How could the leader of the world's greatest democratic and pro-Christian nation bow himself to the leader of the world's leading autocratic and Moslem nation? And then, how could he further demean himself by denying his bowing, when we all saw him do it with our own eyes? Would he bow before the Jewish president or prime minister of Israel? I wouldn't bet on it.

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