Saturday, July 4, 2020

Whitney Houston sings the Star Spangled Banner.



This is a great rendition of our national anthem. This is from Super Bowl XXV in 1991 in Tampa. The NFL would not put on such a patriotic production now as then and a Black person may be putting his life in danger to perform the national anthem these days. That was not that long ago and patrotism was not exceptional.

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Friday, July 3, 2020

4th of July Nashville Freedom Rally

Tomorrow at 7 PM – 10 PM

Rally together to celebrate our country’s freedom!

On July 4, 1776 congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence. One year later, they celebrated their first anniversary of independence with festivities, salutes, cannons, church bells, and fireworks. We’ve celebrated this freedom every year in a similar fashion, though many of us have taken these liberties for granted. Many people sacrificed their lives and their fortunes to pay for the freedoms we have today. Freedom to choose our own government. Freedom to peaceably assemble. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. Freedom to bear arms. Freedom to own land and property.

Join us downtown on the streets of broadway as we exercise our 1st amendment right to peaceably assemble and celebrate our freedom.  (more info)

Rod's Comment: Apparently you do not need a permit to close streets and assemble masses of people in Nashville anymore. Just do it!

The city cancelled the 4th of July event with fireworks and entertainment, so we may not have the fireworks, but if the city does not stop the Black Lives Matter-Antifa-whatever-names-they-go-by groups from putting 10,000 people on lower Broadway, how can they stop us? I am going. It would be great if thousands would turn out. Civil disobedience and defiance is not just for leftist radicals. We will have rules or not have rules.

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Nashville ranks as the least free city in Tennessee.

From The Beacon Center - The City Freedom Index is the state's most comprehensive analysis of city policies. The Index ranks Tennessee's 30 most populous cities based on 25 metrics in four categories. You can click on each city to learn more about its ranking, as well as re-sort the rankings in each of the four categories by clicking on that category title at the top. You can download the full spreadsheets here with each city’s z-scores across all categories

See our methodology for more details. Note: For this index, "1"  means most free, and "30" means least free.
 

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The coffee was good.

by Rod Williams - I had a pleasant experience today.

I go walking almost everyday to help stay healthy. I was in Sevier Park and saw ahead a person at a table with a outdoor sandwich board. My immediate thought is, this is someone allied with BLM and is going to want me to sign a petition. I also thought, if that is true, I am going to take a picture, complain to the Parks Department and write a blog post about it. As I got closer the sign just said "Free Coffee" and not much else.

I can engage people in a friendly manner and either mildly tell them I disagree with their position or just listen to their spiel and keep my opinion to myself. I do not feel an obligation to convince passionate people they are wrong, but I am curious. If someone cares enough about a cause or a point of view, to set up a table and engage people,  I want to know what they are promoting.  I know some people avoid people like that; I approch them.

 I realized it was not an obviously overtly political thing. Maybe a religious proselytizer? Maybe, a support the park, or the school, or the community outreach? Or maybe, someone promoting a coffee shop, or a coffee, or coffee maker?

As I smiled, I asked, "who are you?—what's your spiel?"

He said, "no spiel, I'm just giving out coffee."

I was skeptical,— "no Black Lives Matter? no end the war? no save the planet? —I asked."

"No," he said.

"Why?" I asked, with a smile. "Why are you givng out coffee?"

"OK," I thought, "now I am going to get the religious pitch. Maybe they are Church of Scientology?"

He said something like, "The world has enough unpleasantness and I just want to hand out coffee. I could tell you all about coffee and how it has changed the world."

That was it. No coupons to order the coffee, no invitation to church. Nothing. He did give me a card. It did not say much. We exchanged a few more pleasantries and I left with a cup of refreshing iced coffee.

Do people really do that?  Just hand out coffee to stangers for no reason? I got home and looked up the address and found a website that did not say much and did not reveal any ulteriour motive. I let it drop.

The coffee was vey good.




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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Man charged with setting fire to Big Time Boots during Nashville demonstrations

Metro Police have arrested a man who is suspected of breaking into Big Time Boots during the Lower Broadway riot in May. The accused, Ryan Keith Ray, age 33, caught on video tape sitting the fire, is facing eight charges, including felony arson, burglary and vandalism. I hope it doesn't happen, but I have a fear that D. A. Glenn Funk will reduce the charges and let the criminal off with a slap on the wrist, something like time served and community service. Follow this case and others arrested for crimes committed durning the riots to see if their crimes are prosecuted or if excused.

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Mayor announces Nashville to rollback to Phase Two on reopening plan

Mayor announces Nashville to rollback to Phase Two on reopening plan

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

It is just a rumor that Antifa is going on a massive killiing spree on July 4th. Gettysburg, Pa police issued no such bulletin.

by Rod Williams - The Gettysburg, Pa. police department says it is untrue that they issued a warning that Antifa was planning a massive deadly attack on July 4th.  I am posting below a message sent to be in a Facebook private message by a very prominent public figure. If I named the person, everyone reading this would know the person. Here is the message:

This is Just received this from several reliable sources. I just received a report from a valuable source that groups associated with George Soros are planning to disrupt July 4th celebrations with the intent of doing bodily harm to the opposition. Be looking for buses, vans, rental vans and trucks like U-Hauls that can hold a lot of people. Soft targets are at risk ie: picnic grounds, backyard bbq's, etc.. Plans involve overwhelming these targets with mobs as we've seen. Triggering/ provoking/ assaulting the weak and helpless to draw in a full out gang-style mob fight. Weapons have been recommended by the Soros supervisors. This makes me ill having to report this but the optics on this appears this is an attempt to break America's back in rewriting history to suit a NEW Independence Day for them. This agenda is supposed to go down in every single state.
PATRIOTS, ITS TIME TO PLAN TO OCCUPY SOFT TARGETS and prepare. God help us, bless us, and protect us. Share this far and wide. Copy & Paste Tue 2:50 PM 
 Flash! Flash! Flash!
ANTIFA PLAN: THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY THE GETTYSBURG POLICE DEPT. (717) 334-1168 ANTIFA PLAN: THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY THE GETTYSBURG POLICE DEPT. (717) 334-1168 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:59 AM 
Subject: PLEASE be aware this July 4....... 30,000 members per state...many trained by radical Islam they plan on killing as many Trump supporters and whites as possible!! ANTIFA To Desecrate Gettysburg National Cemetery on July 4 - Then MURDER & BURN White Suburbs under cover of "Fireworks." 
ANTIFA is planning to desecrate the Gettysburg National Cemetery by burning flags there on July 4; just before they begin MURDERING White people and BURNING DOWN Suburbs the same day. It will start at the desecration of Union Solder graves at Gettysburg, Pa. According to the Controlled Unclassified Law Enforcement Bulletin issued as "Law Enforcement Sensitive - For Official Use Only" to Police and Fire Departments about ANTIFA already using fireworks to acclimate suburbia with sounds of explosions, so they can use those to cover for gun fire when they attack white, suburban, neighborhoods the same day.
According to Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in a Bulletin issued to Police and Fire Departments, ANTIFA has been taking deliveries of very large shipments of professional-grade fireworks. They have been sending teams out to various areas throughout America to detonate those fireworks for the past two weeks, to achieve Three (3) specific objectives:
  1. 1) The first objective is to test the response of local law enforcement. If fireworks are going off around the clock and residents are filing complaints, will police respond? How long does it take them to respond? How many officers? Do they even respond at all? This data is being recorded by these groups, and will prove to be very valuable intel for what is to come. This is a very accurate barometer to test the waters. 

The private message I received ends at this point and never gets to objective 2 and 3.

 I was skeptical when receiving this. I also received this or similar messages from two other people. I picked up the phone and called the number listed in the message and reached the Gettysburg Police Department and got a recorded message that, paraphrasing, said, "We at the Gettysburg police depart want to insure all of those we serve and are sworn to protect that we are aware of a lengthy post being circulated on social medial outlets that warns of a planned Antifa attack on July 4th. The Gettysburg police Department has not issued such a warning and are not aware of any such planned attack. There is no truth to the statement that the Gettysburg police department has issued a "Law Enforcement Sensitive - For Official Use Only" bulletin to that effect. We are investigating the source of this allegation."

It is irresponsible to spread such rumors. For one thing, an Antifa-leaning mentally unstable person may think it is true and he may think he is supposed to go on a killing spree on July 4th. Or, a mentally unstable or overly excitable patriot may be prepared to defend his life, property and community from an Antifa attack and may shoot an Innocent Black kid who is just sitting off some fireworks.

Rumors are dangerous. Please be skeptical when you hear a rumor and please don't repeat it if it can't be verified. Getting a private message from a prominent public figure is not verification.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

I am sick of virtue signaling and having wokeness crammed down my throat.

by Rod Williams -


I am sick of virtue signaling and having wokeness crammed down my throat.

This is what I had to see first thing this morning.  Why?

 I don't use Google because they are politically correct; I use them because they provide a good search engine.

 I am not one to rant against transexuals or homosexuals, although I do think transsexuals probably surfer from a mental disorder and think we should not be normalizing perversity and deviant lifestyles. Seeing two men hold hands does not even upset me. I would rather not see it, but the most it does is make me a little uncomfortable. Seeing two men kiss, sort of disgust me. Seeing two women kiss, I admit however, sort of turns me on. (OK, I am revealing more about me than you need to know.) I am semi tolerant and certainly no prude and have a live and let live attitute toward most things.

 I don't think a Black man confused about his sexuality, dressed as a women, who has modified his body by surgery and hormones to look more feminine, should be harmed in any way or berated or harassed. They should just be ignored. They should be tolerated and maybe even pitied. I just don't think it is something to celebrate and honor, however.  If the Google corporation does think so, why cannot it keep that opinion to itself.

I wish we could end the virtue signaling and self-righteous wokeness proselytizing.

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