~ “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.
Today’s latest soap opera being reported on by the malignant media is about a skirmish between a former employee of President Trump, Steve Bannon, and the president. I’m not going to get into the weeds of the story. It is not important, but it is significant because of the behind-the-scenes, as well as public, finger pointing. This is about the election of Democrat Doug Jones to a previously held, and thought to be “safe Republican” seat in Alabama. Doug Jones was sworn in today so the recriminations begin anew.
Steve Bannon is being blamed for Roy Moore’s loss to Doug Jones in the recent Alabama special election, held December 12, 2017. Independent of Bannon defenders, because I pay no attention to him, I will say the toxicity of Mitch McConnell aided greatly in Luther Strange’s loss to candidate Roy Moore in the primary. That said, Roy Moore deserved, but did not get the support required from the GOP Establishment for the special election. In fact, one could lay the entire loss of the senate seat to the Dems – at the feet of McConnell, who was desperately trying to keep Moore out of the seat, and early on denounced Judge Moore with the now disappeared sexual misconduct complaints.
We can move on from the drama with Steve Bannon.
What we can’t move on from, nor forget, are the problems and issues regarding the Republican Establishment. These same issues affected the state elections held in Virginia. The GOP Establishment, represented by candidate Ed Gillespie AND Mitch McConnell, is why Virginia had no chance to take back the governorship this past November. In fact, it caused us to lose 15 House delegate seats[…]
On the occasion of the Democratic Party sweep of Virginia, I want to once again remind readers of one very salient fact:
And at the heart of the changing demographics in Virginia has been the expanding growth of the federal bureaucracy the past 35 years, spilling over the river from the District of Columbia into the abutting northern Virginia and south-central Maryland counties.
There is much the Republican Party could have done to thwart this for years, only, as it seems clear now, the national GOP have benefited from the existence of these several hundred thousands of additional federal employees. In short, the federal bureaucracy is the Congress’ primary constituency, a fact Ronald Reagan recognized when he realized he could do very little about it without strong backing from Republicans with strong backs in the Congress …which it appears, in nature, doesn’t really exist. (Reagan said not attending to the bureaucracy was one of his greatest regrets.)
In Virginia and Maryland this demographic has become dangerous, since, in Art 1, Sec 8, the District was established to house the people who would work for the federal government, so as to deny them electoral power because of that special relationship they would have with their paymasters.
In looking at their growth from 1980 to 2000, the bulk of it was made up of people who worked for government, but during Obama, much of that growth was extended to “those who work for those who work for government” i.e, domestic labor.
The purge of the Founding Fathers from history beginning with George Washington.
As warned two months ago by President Donald J. Trump (video at bottom), those who are demolishing and/or taking down Confederate monuments across the United States are now targeting one of America’s founding fathers, our first President, George Washington.
Less than a week ago, leaders of the Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia announced that they will take down a plaque honoring George Washington, who by the way attended that church. Washington even purchased a pew in Christ Church on which the plaque with the founding father’s signature is on display.
But wait, the Episcopalian church will also remove Robert E. Lee’s plaque all for the sake of inclusivity aka political correctness. According to the church, people do not feel safe with the plaques on display. At least be honest (not likely), this is cultural Marxism and historical revisionism at play.
The vestry of Christ Church in Alexandria’s unanimous decision was announced in an October 26 letter to members first reported by the Republican Standard website. The letter informs churchgoers that the plaques are to be removed to prevent people feeling “unsafe” in the sanctuary.
Hebrews 13:2 says, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Christ Church lives into this call, feeding the hungry with our Lazarus ministry, welcoming the stranger in our refugee ministry, and inviting all to worship with us. The plaques in our sanctuary make some in our presence feel unsafe or unwelcome. Some visitors and guests who worship with us choose not to return because they receive an unintended message from the prominent presence of the plaques.
The letter, signed by 13 members of the governing council of the church, goes on to insist that the eras in which the two famed men lived are “much different than our own”[…]
According to the letter, the plaques will not leave the church “campus” but moved to a location on church property, so as not to offend the congregations and visitors. The move is anticipated to be complete by the summer of 2018. Yet it seems to me that the language in the letter exposes the true agenda at play here meaning a 400 year-old church has resolved that it is “not a museum” or can it be that Church Christ leaders want to be selective and when and to what the church is “historic.” Just saying….
…Many in our congregation feel a strong need for the church to stand clearly on the side of “All are welcome—no exceptions.”
Because the sanctuary is a worship space, not a museum, there is no appropriate way to inform visitors about the history of the plaques or to provide additional context except for the in-person tours provided by our docents….
In other words, the church no doubt a tourist attraction intends to have its cake and eat it too and should that fail, then history must take a back seat.
…The Vestry has unanimously decided that the plaques create a distraction in our worship space and may create an obstacle to our identity as a welcoming church, and an impedimentto our growth and to full community with our neighbors. Accordingly, the plaques will be relocated no later than the summer of 2018….
As further pointed out in Breitbart’s article, the church is removing both George Washington and Robert E. Lee’s plaques “because the two occupy opposite areas of the sanctuary and would “unbalance” the aesthetic look of the church if only the Robert E. Lee plaque were to be removed….”
I smell b.s. You can view the church’s three-page letter to its members here in pdf format.
George Washington, Henry Lee, Robert E. Lee, Charles Simms, Philip Marstellar, and Henry Fowler are a few of the church’s notable parishioners (members). Until the twenty-first century, it was tradition for sitting presidents to attend a service. Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Eleanor Roosevelt visited the church on January 1, 1942 to commemorate World Day of Prayer for Peace. The church was known as Fairfax Church until given the name Christ Church in 1816. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970.
Does the Christ Church in Alexandria proud of its history until recently plan to scrub the church’s role in shaping American history from its website?
Noting that are Confederate soldiers are buried on the property of Christ Church, will its leaders further cower to social justice by removing those buried there along with the memorial stone and mass grave in the church yard of “thirty-four Confederateprisoners of war who died in local hospitals during the Civil War”, photo above. That is provided the removal and desecration of hollowed ground has not yet taken place.
Will Christ Church of Alexandria, Virginia, Episcopalian, remove every trace of American history, i.e., Civil War and pre-Civil war from their campus by the summer of 2018?
Since Christ of Church states more than once in its letter to congregants that this is the beginning of a discussion that needs to be had how does this play out in the church’s plan for inclusivity and appeasement of those whose sole agenda is to remove American history pre-Abraham Lincoln from our history books?
Asterisk on far left depicts location of Washington’s pew.
From out of the light into the dark.
How does the church’s recent decision play with its bottom line? $$$$$$ Agenda.
No room for George Washington, Robert E. Lee, American history.
All images except noted otherwise are courtesy of Wikipedia and in the public domain, here, and here.
The Communist media complex mocked President Trump for equating George Washington, a Founding Father (as if they really care) with Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.
Even Saturday Night Live got in on the act.
Vindicated yet again,President called it. The purging has nothing to do with any comparisons of our Founders to the Confederacy and to imply as such is a distraction from what is really going on…cultural Marxism and historical revisionism.
Our former do nothing Lt. Governor Bill Bolling who whined and cried because he was afraid to face Ken Cuccinelli in a Convention and even considered a third party run (like Donald Trump has considered) has unfriended me on Facebook.
I was quite surprised it took him so long because he has been purging Conservatives from his page for quite a while. I guess he finally got around to purging me. Most of my friends had already been purged by Billy Boy.
Of course this is part of the GOP War on Conservatives raging in Hanover County, Va. Nancy Russell had no problem with Bill Bolling supporting an Independent against a Republican in the Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney race 4 years ago and couldn’t wait to consider Bolling a member again without a vote. And certainly without mentioning his name. She didn’t want to embarrass the poor boy. Although I recall very well the vitriolic diatribe that then Hanover Republican Committee Chairman Angela Kelly “Wasserman-Shultz” Wiecek went on at a Committee meeting when another member of the committee, Nathan Cox, supported a candidate running against then Congressman Eric Cantor….
CORRECTION: Referencing the 23 page manifesto, I mentioned that Bryce Williams aka Vesper Lee Flanagan II stalked his victims and carved their initials on to his follow point bullets. INCORRECT.
Williams/Flanagan actually carved the names of the nine people killed in the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting.
As noted in my earlier post, ABC News reported that between last night and this morning, WBDJ On-Air shooter, Bryce Williams aka Vesper Lee Flanagan II faxed a 23-page manifesto to the station.
While ABC turned the manifesto over to authorities, I gather with the media being the media, ABC kept a copy in its possession, excerpts of which they have now released to the public.
According to ABC, a man who said his name was Bryce Williams had contacted the station a few weeks ago stating that he had a story to pitch. The fax is time stamped at 8:26 a.m. just short of 2 hours after the on-air shooting.
Williams then contacted the ABC again at 10:30 a.m. today giving the station his real name and informing them that the police were after him.
It was at this time that ABC turned the manifesto over to law enforcement.
So why did he do it? Race, what else is new.
Williams, a man with issues, has a history of not getting along and a card-carrying member of the grievance industry blamed the (premeditated) shootings on the Charleston church shooting that resulted in the death of nine people two months ago.
‘I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15…’
‘What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them.’
It is unclear whose initials he is referring to. He continues, ‘As for Dylann Roof? You (deleted)! You want a race war (deleted)? BRING IT THEN YOU WHITE …(deleted)!!!’ He said Jehovah spoke to him, telling him to act.
Later in the manifesto, the writer quotes the Virginia Tech mass killer, Seung Hui Cho, and calls him ‘his boy,’ and expresses admiration for the Columbine High School killers. ‘Also, I was influenced by Seung–Hui Cho. That’s my boy right there. He got NEARLY double the amount that Eric Harris and Dylann Klebold got…just sayin’….
Williams a homosexual who admits in the manifesto that this moment has been building “steadily” blames race, harassment by Black men, bullying and white women for his actions. Translation: This wacko sob has been contemplating committing such an act for a long time. He was just waiting for the right moment.
He also admits to stalking his victims and carving their initials into his hollow point bullets.
One gets the impression that Williams playing the victim (that again) was a self-absorbed narcissist, racist, sexist and a product of that which has divided this nation and rather than look within chose to blame others for his problems.
The families, friends and loved ones who are also victims of these nut jobs should be able to sue the grievance industry and the gay mafia for creating these monsters.
The first video below is a news report from earlier today followed by two videos of press conferences held by Virginia State Police about an hour ago. The final video at the bottom of the post is Williams/Flanagan’s resume video submitted two years ago to WBDJ.
The WBDJ On-Air shooter, Bryce Williams aka Vesper Lee Flanagan II, age 41, has died in a Virginia hospital allegedly of self-inflicted gunshot wound(s).
Too bad. I can’t help but feel that Bryce William aka Vesper Flanagan took the coward’s way out.
Virginia State Police is still processing his vehicle.
UPDATE: Below is an update from the Virginia State Police Facebook page on the condition of the shooter.
Disgruntled former employee, “Bryce Williams” (on air name) aka Vester Lee Flanagan shot and killed Virginia news reporter, Alison Parker, age 24 and photographer Adam Ward, age 27 during a live broadcast this morning at about 6:45 a.m.
Cutting to the quick, police who were allegedly in live pursuit reported that Flanagan shot himself on I-66, Fauquier County, Virginia.
According to “unofficial reports”, Flanagan with police in pursuit pulled his car to the side of the road, jumped out, took off and then shots were heard.
Twenty minutes later, Virginia state police phoned in to WDBJ Live to report that the “suspected gunman is still alive, has a pulse and is in very critical condition.” Source: WDBJ Live.
Note that these reports are just unfolding.
Also according to news reports of the on-air shooting, at least fifteen shots were fired.
In addition, Vicki Gardner, employee of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, who at the time of the shooting was being interviewed by Parker was shot as well.
Gardner who was shot in the back is now out of surgery and in stable condition.
Throughout the morning as this played out, Williams/Flanagan who posted the video of the shooting on Facebook and Twitter for his fan base under his pseudonym “Bryce Williams” made statements accusing Parker and cameraman of making racists remarks.
Facebook and Twitter has removed Williams/Flanagan’s accounts.
Unfortunately, the accounts were not suspended before the video of the shooting went viral.
In spite of the footage going viral, I have decided NOT to post the video which clearly shows Parker getting shot multiple times as she attempts to run away on my blog.
According to Fox News, WDBJ that has a diverse staff, investigated Williams/Flanagan’s accusations of racism and found them to be false.
Virginia’s scumbag governor Terry McAuliffe jumping the gun, could not wait to politicize the shootings with the usual Progressive assault on the Second Amendment and the need for background checks even though there were no reports that the shooter has a criminal record nor did he wait for any of the facts to start playing themselves out.
‘There are too many guns in the hands of people that shouldn’t have guns… McAuliffe said during an interview with WTOP. ‘There is too much gun violence in America,’ he said, adding that he has long advocated for strengthening gun background checks and that it should be made a priority….
What a dirt bag. It pays to note that today’s shooting like so many others occurred in a gun-free zone and then there is the mental state of the shooter.
You can following the reports on WDBJ Live Stream, here.