Saturday, May 2, 2015



My brilliant friend Dale Dutcher of Cary NC has taught me a lot. He's got his ways and I have mine. Both of  us are brilliant scholars and supporters of the great American way. And each  of us has his own inimitable style of  going about this.

Dale is the consummate gentleman, whose discourse is clever but civil. My approach is radical, hurtful satire which is intended to knock the stuffing out of the adversary, and ask or give no quarter. As a result, everyone loves and respects Dale. And those same people -- usually liberal, socialist, anti-American rapscallions -- invariably despise me.

It's the way of the world, and I accept it. I think Dale is happy with the state of things too.

Social Security and Medicare. Demand that our legislators bring some sense into our government. Find a way to keep Social Security and Medicare going for the sake of that 92% of our population who need it. *Then call it what it is: *Our Earned Retirement Income!"

Chat Conversation End

U.S. Senator Thom Tillis clears the air on Loretta Lynch nomination and confirmation

TILLIS DETAILS THOUGHT PROCESS ON LORETTA LYNCH VOTEI could not vote to confirm a nominee who will not make a firm and explicit commitment to reverse the partisan politicization that presently exists at the Department of Justice.  

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Responding to concerns about his votes on the nomination and confirmation of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina sent the following letter to select media and others on Friday, May 1, 2015

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts concerning the nomination and confirmation of Loretta Lynch as United States Attorney General.   I appreciate hearing from you and welcome the opportunity to respond.

I have immense respect for Loretta Lynch both personally and professionally. However, in light of the testimony at her confirmation hearing and her subsequent refusal to provide straightforward answers to written questions from myself and other Senators, it appears that she would represent little, if any, tangible policy or management difference from previous Attorney General Eric Holder.  I could not vote to confirm a nominee who will not make a firm and explicit commitment to reverse the partisan politicization that presently exists at the Department of Justice.  

Ms. Lynch also made it clear she supports President Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants on a wholesale basis without Congressional approval.  The President himself previously and frequently stated he lacked the constitutional authority to unilaterally implement such changes to immigration law and that Congress would need to pass it first.  In addition, Ms. Lynch has repeatedly sidestepped questions about prosecutorial misconduct at the Department of Justice.

For these reasons, I voted against Ms. Lynch’s confirmation.  I did, however, vote to bring the vote before the Senate.  Even though I ultimately did not support her nomination, I believed it was appropriate and fair that she receive a full vote in the Senate.

I stand ready to work with her on key areas of agreement, and I hope she will prove my concerns unfounded by rebuilding the Department of Justice’s fractured relationship with Congress, putting an end to the costly and politically motivated ligation against North Carolina and other states that have enacted voter identification laws, and most importantly, restore the Department’s mandate for legal integrity that is removed from politics.

Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me.  It is important to hear from citizens concerning issues that affect the state and the nation.  Please do not hesitate to contact me again about other important issues.  

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC)
G55 Dirksen Senate Office Building
(202) 224-6342

Friday, May 1, 2015

Disrespect of American flag and nation grows. Those who don't care should not share.


By Verne Strickland
This is so infuriating. And so desperately ignorant. Where does this black girl go for food stamps, rent assistance, child support, and free abortions and college? Why, to the beneficent U.S. Government. She should be profiled, identified, disenfranchised, and cut off from the protections of the country she so despises. Of course, she and her black African siblings know nothing about what America is and how truly unique it remains. If, by a twist of fate, she and her kind were dependent today on Communist Russia or China, she would be marked for death in a gulag or concentration camp. No freedom, no food, no law, no shelter, and no watermelon. Count your blessings, little child of color.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The War Which Black America is Bringing Will Break Out As Whites Fear For Their Survival

The media does not report about the silence of the black community to condemn this violence. They have been silent about the injustice of self-help revenge and vigilantism.
Verne Strickland: Our society in America is so shredded. The black and white racial chasm here is deeper and wider than ever. Blacks are emerging as the aggressors -- the group that seems to relish hateful violence and destruction. Whites -- actually the minority now -- are the tormented and the scapegoats. The war which black America is bringing -- with the complicit tone of our black muslim president -- will break out as white citizens feel mounting fear for their survival. The Second Civil War? Won't matter what it is called. It seems imminent.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Freddie Gray -- damn, boy, we hardly knew ye! Southern white boy eulogizes colored hoodlum who couldn't quit crime.


A Southern white boy, Verne Strickland, eulogizes a colored hoodlum who couldn't quit crime.

This is the legacy of the black "choir boy" his brothers honored by tearing up Baltimore.

Damn, boy -- we hardly knew ye!

Friday, April 24, 2015

On 100th Anniversary of Turkish Mass Killings of Armenians, Obama dodged calling the genocide a "genocide" -- 1.5 million dead.

To Obama, apparently 1.5 Armenians 

massacred by Ottoman Turks 100 years 

ago does not qualify as "genocide".

By Verne Strickland    April 24, 2015

I can't let this date pass without paying respects to Armenia, and the 1.5 million Armenians who were summarily slaughtered by Ottoman Turks -- 100 years ago. The Armenians are Christian. The Turks are, of course, muslim. Obama, a muslim himself, and one who has ignored the slaughter of Christian today in Africa and the Middle East, has made it plain where he stands on the issue. 

The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor published an article by journalist Linda Feldmann in which the author analyses Obama’s failure to view mass killings of Armenians as genocide, but notices some kind of signal showing he does in fact view the Armenian slaughter as genocide. The article reads:

As a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama promised, if elected, to refer to the Turkish mass killing of Armenians that began in 1915 as genocide.

But on this anniversary, the 100th, President Obama has once again avoided the word. In a statement released Thursday night, he referred to the genocide only as “the first mass atrocity of the 20th century.”

“Beginning in 1915, the Armenian people of the Ottoman Empire were deported, massacred, and marched to their deaths,” Obama said. “Their culture and heritage in their ancient homeland were erased. Amid horrific violence that saw suffering on all sides, one and a half million Armenians perished.”

The reason for Obama’s reticence: Turkey, and its role as a key ally in NATO and in the conflicts of the Middle East. Armenia, a nation of 3 million people in the Caucasus, pales in geostrategic importance.

Turkey vehemently objects to references to the killings as genocide, promising permanent diplomatic harm in relations with countries that do so. The Turkish government acknowledges that Armenians died during the war, but adds that many Muslim Turks also died. Armenians are Christian.

In his statement, Obama seemed to go out of his way to signal that he does in fact view the Armenian slaughter as a genocide, without using the actual word.

“I have consistently stated my own view of what occurred in 1915, and my view has not changed,” the president said. In characterizing the numbers of those killed, generally estimated at between 1 million and 1.5 million people, he chose the highest figure.
Obama also welcomed “the expression of views by Pope Francis, Turkish and Armenian historians, and the many others who have sought to shed light on this dark chapter of history.”

At least 25 countries, including Germany, Austria, France, and Russia, call the atrocity a genocide. On April 12, Pope Francis referred to “genocide” when celebrating a mass at St. Peter’s Basilica to commemorate the 100th anniversary.

The Armenian-American community, which leans Democratic, expressed its dismay in a statement Friday.

“We are deeply disappointed President Obama has chosen to break his promise and stand apart from the global community on speaking the truth about the Armenian Genocide on its 100th Anniversary,” wrote the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of America, an umbrella organization of more than 20 Armenian-American groups.

The committee also accused the president of, once again, turning “a blind eye to genocide for political expediency.”

Obama’s position is all the more noteworthy, given that his UN ambassador, Samantha Power, is an authority on genocide. In 2003, she won a Pulitzer Prize for her book “A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.”

One of America’s strongest advocates for recognition of the Armenian genocide has been former Sen. Bob Dole (R) of Kansas, the GOP’s 1996 presidential nominee. Armenian-American surgeon Hampar Kelikian, who fled the Ottoman Empire in 1919, had helped the young Mr. Dole regain some use of his right arm, which was severely injured in World War II. Dole remained close to Dr. Kelikian until the surgeon’s death in 1983.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Verne Strickland -- Warrior Against Liberalism and Atheism (and Communism and Nazism)

Long before i met jesse helms, I watched his powerful 'viewpoint' editorials on wral-TV/5 in raleigh.

By Verne Strickland  
Warrior against liberalism and atheism

I learned much from Jesse through those years -- the chaotic mid-60s. But I became concerned with the overwhelming attention given to Nazism and the Holocaust.

Why, I wondered, did Jesse and Capitol Broadcasting pay so much attention to Hitler and his insane pursuit of extinguishing the Jewish state -- and so little to communism and its spread around the globe?

I called Jesse at his home phone to share my thoughts.
Although the Third Reich is on the scrap pile of history, the communist empire at the time (1965) was spreading like wildfire.


I SAID: "Communists are TAKING THE WAR WE JUST FOUGHT AGAINST THE NAZIS, AND FANNING THE FLAMES TO DIRECT OUR ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE SOVIETS. why not reduce the nazi propaganda for now and keep the russian bear snarling on television?"

Well, I was surprised at how he responded. He wasn't offended at all, commended me for my idea, and said he would look into it. 

A year later, I was hired by Jesse to join him in public affairs, blasting liberalism, socialism and communism -- on the airwaves of channel five in raleigh.

I was also asked to spend some time with Ray Wilkinson and the Farm Department, covering agriculture on radio and television.

The essay I'm presenting here was done in 2010, years after I had left Capitol Broadcasting to promote Senator Helms' 1982-84 re-election campaign to the U.S. Senate.

There were comparisons I wanted to make between Nazism and Communism -- which was worse, more insidious, more murderous, more destructive of world freedom?

You might enjoy it and profit from the comparisons.
Verne Strickland   April 15, 2015.

MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010

Museum of Communism reveals this scourge of humanity in all of its twisted and sadistic "glory"

Adolf Hitler and the Nazis have for decades been paraded about as the unchallenged ogres of history. But now Der Fuehrer has some stiff competition – an online “museum” that compares Communism to Nazism, and does a very creditable job of knocking the SS out of first place in the international Hall of Shame. The gloves are off. The party is over. It is about time.

Many years ago – let’s call it 1960 or so – socialism, communism, Marxism and their ilk, began to break on U.S. shores like a tsunami. We didn’t know what a tsunami was. Worse, we had little understanding of the philosophical cancer that was about to attack the vitals of American society.

This sorry scourge, masquerading as a “workers’ paradise”, had its latent beginnings in Russia, China, Latin America and elsewhere. It was a product of unrest, jealousies as big as nations, atheism, and misguided theories which held that men could abide by “rules” providing for equal division and allotment of land, wealth, resources, capital and power.

There were several fatal flaws – it couldn’t work, and it didn’t. Liberties could not be equally shared except in a free society. The Communist system devoured the masses it was supposed to help. It favored egomaniacs, murderers, schemers and empty, merciless monsters devoid of conscience, honesty and mercy.

But, you say, this is fascism, Nazism, and radical rightist beliefs run rampant. Surely these are the misguided, immoral, insidious systems we describe, and which we are obligated to despise. What else could take the place of these warped philosophies that honorable and reasonable men prefer to hate?

What, indeed? Communism perhaps? Hasn’t communism been given short shrift? Haven’t a generation or two of U.S. liberals suffered near fatal injury to their collective backbones ducking and weaving to avoid a general admission of the dark side of communism and other radical left-wing philosophies? Hasn’t Hitler, monster that he was, been given too much publicity to the exclusion of other demented despots? Why do we neglect to expose the mass of evidence that a politically inspired death is a life taken wrongfully, despicably, whether committed by heathens of right or left?

Because this awareness has been obscured by a conspiracy of “news” organizations whose main objective seems to be to whitewash the track record and failures of Communism. We will not have an excuse any longer – an excuse not to know. Now there is a Museum of Communism. This column will explore the long-hidden facts exposed in this exciting, unique information base, connecting all the dots about Communism, a sordid system of efficient ways to enslave, deprive, torture and kill masses of innocents. This is only the first installment drawn from an inside look at this remarkable study by Prof. Bryan Caplan:

The Museum of Communism is an online, "virtual" museum that provides historical, economic and philosophical analysis of the political movement know as Communism. The Museum of Communism is an online, "virtual" museum that provides historical, economic, and philosophical analysis of the political movement known as Communism.

An overwhelming consensus of historians from a wide range of political viewpoints concludes that the human rights violations of Communist regimes have been enormous - often greater, in fact, than those of the infamous Nazi Germany. Yet public awareness of the major crimes of Communist regimes remains minimal. The purpose of the Museum of Communism is to disseminate this information, combining high scholarly standards with an entertaining format.

The founder and curator of the museum is Prof. Bryan Caplan, who recently received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University, and has just joined the economics department of George Mason University. The study of Communism and webpage design have been two of his long-time avocations; unless otherwise stated, he is the sole author of all material in the Museum of Communism.

This is a breakthrough work – an unvarnished and unapologetic portrait of the evil we call Communism. Prof. Caplan has drawn together in one place a definitive body of information about Communism, and the mass media conspiracy in America’s “free press” to hide and ignore the truths about it.

The fortunate thing is that this information has not been filtered through the cunning and deceptive mind of the so-called “mainstream” media in this, the world’s greatest bastion of freedom.

Read it, learn, and be aware. Communism is the enemy of all – those who are its victims, those who do not learn to recognize it, and those who do understand and work proactively to expose it for what it is.

Communism can effectively compete with Nazism by every measure – misery, deceit, displacement, imprisonment, starvation, torture, death. This study does not attempt in any way to minimize the atrocities of the Holocaust. But Nazism should not hold center stage anymore. This new informational chamber of horrors constructed by Prof. Caplan may ensure that it will not.

Visit the "Museum of Communism":

Of course, there's now a "new kid" on the block. Radical Islam. It's manic, muderous, heinous, hateful. We'll take a closer look at this scourge in another column soon.

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