Sunday, June 26, 2016

The United Kingdom Is Free Once Again

God Bless The United Kingdom!
They Have Their Freedom Back!

For years many of my readers in Europe have complained that the European Union has become completely void of any sort of scrutiny or democratic rule. Yes, many have wanted accountability from the completely undemocratic EU which has too many powers and a seemingly endless amount of Socialist desires.

Well now British subjects (citizens) have had enough with foreign oppression from Brussels! The British have overwhelmingly voted to leave the European Union federation of member nations.

From what I remember, back in the 1970s when the European Union was talked about, it was supposed to be an "economic alliance" to rival the United States economic might. It was supposed to be an "economic alliance" that would rival America by using Free Market Capitalism and less government restrictions. 

That is not what the European Union did! It actually strayed far afield from the initial concept. And yes, the problem was it's Socialist societal demands that it made on its members. Yes, mainly Socialist, Political Correct, self-serving demands.

And friends, a number of people on television are talking about the economic impact of the Great Britain's vote to leave the European Union, but no one is talking about how Great Britain, also known as the United Kingdom, was being oppressed by the European Union (EU).

EU legislation and anti-British policies?

Yes, laws were being made in the EU Capital of Brussels, Belgium, and were being pushed on British subjects. Many of those law were in complete defiance of the laws of Great Britain. And no, that did not stop the EU "leadership," an un-elected body, to legislate and make as many laws as they wanted.

It was so bad that 60% of all laws with the British people were living under did not come from their government -- but from the European Union's Socialist leadership in Brussels. Belgium.

Yes, I have stated Brussels, Belgium, a few times for a reason. The EU established their headquarters there, and the leadership which has been passing laws is not representatives of the British people. The EU leadership is an un-elected body making laws that supersede the laws of their member nations.

Friends, this would be the exact same thing if we were to allow the United Nations members nations legislate the laws of the United States.

This is about British Sovereignty!

Yes, the United Kingdom lost it's sovereignty as an independent nation because it joined into an "economic alliance" with an organization which was never supposed to be writing laws for peoples of different nations. And yes, demand that they do or be threatened with sanctions and other penalties.
Among the oppressive EU demands is the limiting of the British working class to prosper. What the EU did to the working class in the United Kingdom is make the minimum wage the maximum wage in many sectors. 

And from what I've read, it is a fact that even the British Government's own statistics, as well as that from labor unions, show that the EU has intentional kept down wages for the working classes in the United Kingdom. And frankly, that doesn't surprise me since one of the tactics of Socialists is to milk all of the money they can get off of a great economic powers and bring them to their knees. 

The EU tried to bring down the United Kingdom which is still a great economic power. I believe the economy of the United Kingdom is ranked 5th in the world. And with that, despite the shitty attitudes of the EU spokesmen in Brussels, the EU knows that it is definitely the loser with Great Britain pulling out of the federation. 

Of the main concerns, as a result of the EU superseding the United Kingdom's sovereignty, the EU has been forcing uncontrolled Muslim immigration into the United Kingdom and other member nations even if that nation did not want them. The EU sponsored the Muslim influx by demanding that member nations keep their sovereign borders open to the Muslim hordes.

While Socialism is the European Union's stock and trade, the EU refuses to come to grips with what many of their member countries are finally recognizing -- that the Muslim migration is nothing less than a Muslim Invasion. 

For the EU, it appears they could care less about the concerns of members who are worried their security. The EU has issued threats to member nation Poland who have refused to open their borders. And yes, the EU has even pressured France to reopen their national borders which were closed after the Muslim terrorist attacks last year. 

Can you imagine how we would react if one day we find out that the United Nations is demanding that we Americans throw our borders wide open even if it means that our security is at stack? Can you imagine if the United Nations passed laws in direct conflict of our Constitution and stated that we no longer have rights under our Constitution? 

That's exactly what's taken place in the United Kingdom, and I'm darn proud of the British for making the United Kingdom great again. For years many have complained that the European Union has become an completely void of any sort of scrutiny, having no accountable, and completely undemocratic, with too much powers and Socialist ideals.

What Does The United Kingdom Get From Exiting the European Union? Freedom! 

So now, was it wrong that the vast majority of the British people finally got fed up with EU laws superseding British law? Is it wrong to regain one's freedoms and sovereignty? No! In fact, it should be applauded.

I truly believe that the EU over-stepped its boundaries in it's actions and the British people said enough is enough! Now that the June 23rd vote has gone through, the people of the United Kingdom regain a great deal including:
  • Above all else, the British will now reintroduce full legislative powers back to their elected government in Westminster, England.
  • The British now regain their freedom. 
  • The representatives that the British elect will now be accountable and not impervious to the demands of the British people.
  • The British people can regain a sense of who they are. Not European, but British. And yes, that is a title that men and women have fought and died for.
  • They can now take their new found sense of National pride and show the EU that they are the losers and not the United Kingdom . The loss of the United Kingdom  to the EU is bad for the EU and good thing for the United Kingdom. 
  • The United Kingdom can now stop the Muslim horde which has been forced on them and return to being a Christian nation with Christian values. 
  • The United Kingdom can now ignore the demands of the EU and co-operate with other nations who do not support Muslim terrorism. 
  • The United Kingdom is now free to work against global crime and terrorism.
  • The United Kingdom is now able to assert its own Immigration policies and controls.
  • And yes, now there is absolutely no chance of changing from the Pound to the Euro.
  • As for Free Market Capitalism and Free Trade, since the United Kingdom is a world power, the British will have their own treaties just as before it ever became entangled with the EU.
  • While British taxpayers have been forced to bail out other European Union member nations, now they can determine what if any actions they take as an independent nation. 
  • Another point on the economy is that now British jobs can go to the British people and not be taken out of their country.
  • Yes, in many respects the EU will no longer be a drain on the British economy.
  • And the great part of this exit is that the EU, which is undemocratic and unaccountable, can now be the concern of others who are not happy with the EU's policies and Socialist ideals -- or its desire be part of the One World Government in some sort of New World Order.
That brings me to my last bit of encouragement for our British cousins. Fact is, whether they EU leadership wants to admit it or not, the European Union and it Socialist policies is unraveling right now! 

Germany has been threatening Poland because of it's desire to keep Pole borders closed to Muslim "refugees." Greece and Italy are under siege and sinking. France is now awake and fighting the Muslim threat. And right now, Portugal, Spain, and the Scandinavian nations in the EU are taking a long look at the decision that the British have made. Many citizens of those nations want the same in their future. 

The people of the nations which belong to the EU do not see themselves as citizens of the EU, but as Poles, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and so on. They too see an EU which is undemocratic, unaccountable, and oppressive. 

Many in Europe see the EU as over-stepping their boundaries in the same way that many Americans see the United Nations over-stepping their's in an effort to form a One World Government. 

I really believe that we will see the demise of the European Union and it's idea of a One World Government sooner than later. And as for the United Nations, I see them as corrupt, as Socialist, as anti-democratic as the EU.

Yes, I see the attempts by the UN to "legislate" and supersede our laws the same as what the EU has been doing to the United Kingdom. And frankly, because the UN has violated its own charter in that it not supposed to be a governing body, I would certainly love for our nation to exit the UN and send them packing.

And yes, that's just the way I see it.
Tom Correa

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Do Republicans Hate Trump And Want Clinton?

Dear Friends,

There is no doubt in my mind that some Republicans want Hillary Clinton as our next president. Yes, that's exactly how I see it. Yes, I really believe that some Republican low-lives will stoop as low as they can to get her elected.

I try to keep up with the news concerning politics. I watch news reports. I listen to debates between political pundits. I read a number of different views on what's taking place. I try to keep track of how Democrats are attacking Donald Trump. I was even keeping track of how Republicans are attacking him.

I understand how Democrats lie and cheat and steal to win elections, how they create phony issues of "concern," drum up non-issues, and even how they fake indignation while they smear Republicans and their families. I understand how Democrats have no core values and will screw over anyone if it means winning.

Frankly, I've never seen Republicans do the same until lately. And yes, sorry to say, but I've seen this in attack after attack on their own Party's presumptive nominee Donald Trump.

So now, now I've come to the conclusion that there are Republicans working within the Republican Party who are working to put Hillary Clinton in the White House. What other reason can there be to refuse to support or help fund Donald Trump? What other reason is there to attack our party's nominee? What other reason do they have for their hate for Trump? The only answer to these questions is that they are actively working get Hillary Clinton elected.

Yes, that's the conclusion that I've come up with when taking a look at the actions of Republicans this year. And friends, I'm so angry at them that I'm thinking about leaving the Republican Party over this.

Granted that I have sworn my vote to anyone, anyone, who runs against Hillary Clinton. I see Hillary Clinton as worse than Obama because she's more conniving than Obama is.

Hillary Clinton as president will be over-regulation, more government intrusion in our lives, more of the same of the Obama administration and worse. There will be even more graft and corruption, more favoritism and cronyism, and more Socialism and out of control spending.

If Hillary Clinton is elected than I see someone in the White House who will sell out America without giving it a second thought. And why do I feel that way you ask? It's because Hillary Clinton is an open book. She is a contemptuous liar whose track record shows these things that I'm talking about. She has repeated shown that she cannot be trusted with our nation's highest office.

But friends, that doesn't seem to matter to Republicans who are supporting Hillary Clinton. Not even Hillary Clinton's past criminal behavior matters to Republicans who hate Donald Trump.

I hear so-called Republicans on television attacking Donald Trump mercilessly, all the while spreading lies about Trump and his family. While I shake my head, I always come away from watching those interviews with those so-called Republicans "Insiders" with the thought, "Why can't you find such venom when it comes to taking about Hillary Clinton, her past, or her family?"

Hillary Clinton is tapping into the Republican hate for Donald Trump. She has even launched a website called, "Republicans Against Trump".

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is targeting those RINOs who are said to be frustrated and don’t support Donald Trump. The Clinton campaign is buying ads to promote the website, and promises all of her Republican supporters a free "Republicans Against Trump" bumper-sticker.

For that bumper-sticker, Hillary Clinton is asking her Republican supporters to take the following pledge: "Donald Trump is not qualified to be president. He does not represent my beliefs as a Republican and, more importantly, my values as an American. He does not speak for me and I will not vote for him."

And please, make no mistake about it, there is no way for Republicans to make a "mistake" when they take the RINO pledge. Text on the website makes it clear that the website is "Paid for by Hillary for America."”

So Why Do Some Republicans Hate Donald Trump? 

Besides the Republican "insiders" who are mostly sore losers in that their RINO candidate didn't make it, why are Republicans supporting Clinton over Trump? And really, why not use the same venom by asking about her breach of National Security, the FBI criminal investigations of her actions, or how she has gotten over $20 Million for her campaign from Saudi Arabia for starters?

They won't, and instead Republicans attack Donald Trump for his "insensitivity" and supposed lack of knowledge of how politics works.

Friends, many of us are sick and tired of how politics works. For me, "sensitive" is code for "Political Correctness." And frankly, the last time I heard a Republican speak his mind instead of being "sensitive" was Ronald Reagan.

While some of the young punks in the Republican Party are too young and dumb to remember, Ronald Reagan called a spade a spade and said it like it is just like Donald Trump has been doing. His reputation for taking action prompted a lot of our enemies around the world to straighten up. If that is achieved with electing Donald Trump, I'm all for it. 

And as for some saying Donald Trump gets angry, I say "Great, because a lot of us are angry as well!"

Like many of us who are voting for him, we like that he doesn't take crap off of anyone. Many of us are sick and tired of having a bunch of sensitive pantywaists in the Republican Party. Many of us are tired of the wimps who consistently bent over and take it again and again from Democrats.

Republicans like Paul Ryan, John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Jeb Bush, Marko Rubio, and Mitt Romney are Liberals. They are not Conservatives. They are the gutless wonders who sold out all of their Conservative principles for power.

These people are not for smaller government, or fiscal responsibility, or reining in corruption, or stopping the Federal government's overreach or its over-regulation. These Republicans are Liberals. They are the same as the Democrats who see nothing wrong with an all powerful Federal government controlling every aspect of our lives.

These Republicans are the one's too afraid, too timid, to transgender, to stop Obama and his cuts to our military while increasing funds to Muslim refugees. These are the same weak kneed Republicans who won’t stand up and fight against racial problems coming from minority communities all because they don't want to be called "racist".

Yes, these are the Republicans who are too damn afraid to be Conservatives and instead now attack Donald Trump and support Hillary Clinton.

So Why Do Some Republicans Want To See Clinton Elected? 

The answer to why is that these so-called Republicans see more money and power under Hillary Clinton than they do under Donald Trump. And yes, that is really what the Republican Party "establishment" is all about.

Yes, from what I can see, there are a lot of Republicans who are working to get Hillary Clinton elected. They will do anything to attack Donald Trump. They will try to stop his message from getting out, stop him from raising needed contributions, and will ultimately put Hillary Clinton in the White House. I believe those Republicans will be the downfall of the Republican Party.

Are they all bad? No, but some Republicans are no different than Democrats.

To them, money and power makes it OK to do what they do. It makes it OK to make excuses for their being wimps and never getting anything done. It makes it OK to lie to us, to make promises which they have no intentions of keeping, to supporting Clinton over Trump. Yes, to them, money and power make it OK to screw us over. And yes, I really believe that these traitors will be the downfall of the Republican Party

And yes, that's just the way I see things.
Tom Correa

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Brunckow Cabin -- The Bloodiest Cabin In Arizona

By Terry McGahey
Associate Writer/ Old West Historian

About six and a half miles Southwest of Tombstone along the old Charleston Road between Tombstone and Sierra Vista is the site of the old Brunckow Cabin. It sets approximately 200 yards off of the Charleston Road to the East, (left side) and is known as the bloodiest cabin in all of Arizona. At least 21 or 22 men were killed on this site between 1860 and 1890 with 17 killed on the site before 1880, supposed by the Apaches. 

Many of those unknown men are buried near the cabin itself, which makes this site an unofficial graveyard in my opinion. This site had also been owned by, or used by, men such as Fredrick Brunckow, Ed Schieffelin, Frank Stilwell, and Milton B. Duffield.

Fredrick Brunckow was a German immigrant who was born in 1830 and who had migrated to the U.S. in 1850. By 1858, Brunckow had found silver near the San Pedro River and built the cabin as a place to live and assay his ore. He also began mining very near the cabin. 

Brunckow hired W. M. Williams as a mine superintendent, his cousin James Williams as a machinist, John Moss as an assayer, and a German cook by the name of David Brontrager, along with several Mexican laborers when he began mining a shaft near the cabin.

On July 23rd 1860, W. M. Williams went for supplies to Fort Buchanan which was about three miles Southwest of present day Sonoita. W. M. Williams returned on July 26th to find his cousin dead within the supply room with supplies scattered everywhere. He immediately ran out of the door and headed back to tell the soldiers what had happened. 

When the soldiers arrived at the scene the following morning they found two more bodies. They found John Moss dead in the dirt just outside of the camp and animals had ravaged him. Fredrick Brunckow was found at either the entrance or just inside of the mine-shaft with a rock drill run clean through him. All three men were buried at the site.

When the cook, David Brontrager arrived at a mining camp named camp Jecker; he told the miners that the Mexican laborers had taken him hostage after the robbery and murder of the others. He stated that the Mexicans didn't kill him and even released him when they reached the international border because they believed him to be a good Catholic. The murders were never solved.

When Ed Schieffelin, the founder of Tombstone, first came into the area in 1877, he used the Brunckow Cabin as a base of operations while he prospected the rocky outcroppings Northeast of the cabin. He aslo used the fireplace to smelt any ore he had found. 

A few months later Ed had worked his way over to Goose Flats where he found the mother load of silver and registered his claim under the name Tombstone because of the soldiers who had told him, "The only stone you will find out there is your tombstone."

Frank Stilwell, who was known as taking part in the murder of Morgan Earp on March 18th 1882 for retribution of the killings of Billy Clanton and the McClaury brothers at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, also had involvement with the Brunckow site. Stilwell who had once been a deputy sheriff under Johnny Behan also owned several businesses.

He owned interests in several mines, a saloon, a wholesale liquor business, a stage line, and at the time of his death at the hands of Wyatt Earp in the Tucson train yards. Stilwell also was the recorded owner of the Brunckow mine site.

The last well-known man to be killed at the Brunckow cabin was Milton B. Duffield. Duffield is best known as being the first United States Marshal appointed to the Arizona territory, a post he held form March 6th 1863 to November 25th 1865. Duffield was not a well liked individual because of his nasty demeanor and champion of his own opinions, but he did have a reputation for being fearless. 

One man by the name of John Bourke described Duffield as a man who carried 11 firearms and one knife upon his person, mostly concealed. 

Milton B. Duffield acquired the Brunckow mining site in 1873, but another man by the name of James T. Holmes also claimed ownership. On June 5th 1874 Duffield arrived at the Brunckow cabin to evict Holmes. As he approached he began waving his arms and shouting like a madman in his usual manner. 

Holmes, assuming Duffield was armed to the teeth as he normally was, walked out the front door carrying a double barrel shotgun and without hesitation shot and killed the 64-year-old ex-marshal. It was at this point that Holmes realized that Duffield was unarmed, which seems strange.

John Holmes was arrested and sentenced to three years in prison, but he escaped before serving anytime what so ever. The authorities did not really go after Holmes and he was never again seen in the Arizona territory. 

Milton B. Duffield was also buried at the Brunckow Cabin site and his remains are still interred there to this day. He is just another one of many in an unmarked grave and in an unknown location surrounding the cabin.

On May 20th, 1897, The Tombstone Prospector, reported that Brunckow's Cabin was where a gang of bandits fought each other over what they just stole from a Wells Fargo gold shipment. Since they could not decide on how to divide their spoils, they turned against one another and shot it out. They reportedly shot each other to death as all five of the bandits were later found dead. The stolen gold was recovered at the scene and returned.

Back in the early 1990s, the Brunckow Cabin was a good place to set up camp because it was secluded, quiet, and dark as three feet down a cow's throat. This made a great location to get away from people, enjoy the solitude, think, and look at the stars. 

I had camped at the cabin on three different occasions, twice with a friend of mine whom I had worked cows with, and once by myself. Back then there was no fence blocking the dirt road or any signs declaring the spot as a historic landmark, and you could drive right up next to the cabin itself.

Ever since the ghost hunting fad began taking place, the Brunckow Cabin has been one that the paranormal societies seem to want to investigate. Even the show, "The Ghost Hunters," has been to this site doing their investigation. 

I am not debating weather ghost or spirits exist, but it seems strange to me that these folks usually find some proof of paranormal activity in most cases. 

Having camped there myself three different times I will tell you, the only sounds I heard while there were coyotes, Javalina running through the brush, pack rats, and one rattle snake. Most city folks do not understand how well sound travels through the open desert. 

The rustling sound of the Javalina busting through the brush at a distance can sound as though it is nearby and the sound is not distinguishable to folks who haven't heard it before. This sound can easily be mistaken for something or someone close by, which is why when they investigate the area they believe the noise had come from the cabin, yet nothing is found.

I believe that the people searching for ghosts already have the paranormal on their mind when they reach their location so their minds can play tricks on them, only my opinion. 

When I spent my time at the cabin, I had no such thoughts of the paranormal, therefore, I had no ghostly experiences at all. It was only a nice quiet evening enjoying what the solitude of the desert has to offer.

Terry McGahey is a writer and Old West historian.

This once working cowboy is best known for his fight against the City of Tombstone and their historic City Ordinance Number 9, America's most famous gun-control law.

He was instrumental in finally getting Tombstone City Ordinance Number 9 repealed and having Tombstone fall in line with the state of Arizona. If you care to read how he fought Tombstone's City Hall and won, please click: The Last Gun Fight -- The Death of Ordinance Number 9 (Chapter One)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

This Is About Our War With Islam

Dear Friends,

Guns are not the problem in America. Gun availability is the scapegoat of the Democrat Party for every shooting.

The availability of guns to people wanting to commit a crime will not stop if criminals want to find them.

Criminals will steal them. Criminals will buy them from other criminals illegally -- all while laughing about Background Checks and Gun Shows.

And let's be frank here, criminals will lie to good people and befriend them just to buy their guns. Criminals know more scams, con games, ways of getting over on people, way more, than most of us will ever know. It is the life they live. It's the reason they're called criminals.

As for stricter gun laws, Chicago is a great example of how nothing stops criminals from getting guns illegally. Friends, it is not just ironic that 50+ Black people are shot in Chicago on any given weekend -- and they have the strictest gun laws of any city in the United States.

What goes on in Chicago lends creed to what happened in Orlando, stricter gun laws wouldn't have stop what took place in Orlando because Chicago proves criminals find guns illegally all the time.

But the Muslim Jihadist who massacred those Americans bought his gun legally?
Well, as for buying semi-automatic rifles of any sort legally, a Radical Islamist hear in America can do that. He or she can do that the very same way a Black Panther Party and Black Live Matter terrorists can do that legally. But my point is that buying it legally doesn't stop a criminal. They can get guns illegally if they have the money, just as anyone can.

While Chicago has the strictest gun control for a city, the state of California has the strictest gun control laws nationwide. So as for some Muslim Terrorist getting a gun legally, do people thing that a 10 Day Waiting Period like we have here in California will stop some Muslim from killing a bunch of non-Muslims?

The Muslim who bought the guns legally to wage Jihad in San Bernardino, California, went through both the Background Check and the mandatory 10 Day Waiting Period. Now it has become very apparent that the Muslim Terrorist in San Bernardino used California's mandatory 10 Day Waiting Period as time to plan out how they were going to conduct a massacre of innocent people.

And frankly, that just goes to show that even after a Background Check with the state and a 10 Day Waiting Period -- that still didn't stop Radical Muslims in San Bernardino from slaughtering the unarmed and helpless in the name of their pathetic prophet who preaches baby raping and murder.

Now here's another aspect of Muslims getting guns. Do Muslims have another options if they decide to conduct an attack but not buy them legally or illegally? What if the guns that a Muslim Jihadist wants isn't available to the public?

Before scratching your head, this is why what happened in Orlando has nothing to do with guns and everything to do with Muslims. Muslims can get guns that we can't.

You see, in Europe right now, Muslims who are Jihadists are getting "military grade" weapons from Mosques being built and sponsored by Saudi Arabia. Yes, the same Saudi Arabia government who gave millions to the Clinton Foundation is sponsoring Islamic Terrorism.

And friends, this is why the Muslim attack in Orlando is a Muslim problem and not simply a gun problem. This is about our being at war with Islam.

The French who have the strictest gun control laws in the world have found that Muslims are getting "military grade" weapons from their Mosques. A recent newstory stated that French officials are finding all sorts of "military grade" weapons in the Mosques that they have now closed since the attacks there last November.

Reports from the police investigating the Muslim Terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13th of last year have now shut down a number of Mosques in a series of raids meant to round up Islamic extremists. While closing those Mosques, officials there have found Jihadist documents and over 400 "military grade" weapons and explosives -- all destined for terrorists.

Friends, the guns which the Muslims used in the terrorist attacks in Paris are not sold to the French public at all. Those weapons came from outside of France. 

I've read reports that say the very same thing is taking place here in the United States. And no, I'm not talking about the Democrat Party's bullshit version of "guns of war" which they call ALL semi-auto rifles -- but instead guns of the same "military grade" used by nations around the world in their militarys.

This problem is being spread throughout Europe as Muslims are obtaining fully automatic weapons from their Mosques all over the European continent. This problem is not confined to France.

This in itself proves that Muslim Terrorists laugh at gun bans because they do not need to buy guns through regular channels if the guns they want are unavailable.

Since Obama created ISIS and Syrian Refugees have invaded Europe, many shipments of arms have been stopped in route to Mosques. One such shipment meant for Muslim Refugees in Greece was labeled furniture.

Because Muslims can get weapons from their Mosques, what's going on in France and the rest of Europe proves that Mosques are not being used as places of worship but instead are being used as military command posts. Mosques are in reality places where Jihadists plan out their attacks. They are also places where they receive funding and supplies, and armed to kill non-Muslims. This is not my opinion. This is fact of what's going on right now.

Every aspect of the Muslim attack in Orlando screams a failure on the part of our Federal government with Obama in charge. Instead of bowing to Political Correctness and deciding not to keep records on Jihadists and treating them as our enemies, the FBI and Homeland Security were ordered by the Obama administration to scrub the records and allow known Jihadists to walk free to kill Americans.

The blood of those 50 Americans who died in Orlando is on the hands of the Obama administration which has done everything they can to support and defend Islam -- when they should have been do so for the American people.

Please do not let the Democrat Party, Obama, Clinton, or any of their bought dogs, make this a gun issue when in fact it is about how they are not waging war on our enemy which is Islam. The issue here is about their failure to wage war on our behalf and the Democrat Party appears to be OK with that!

Yes, it is not about guns as Obama and the Left wants people to think. It is about how we wage war with fanatical killers, a murderous cult, all bent on our destruction. It is about the laziness of an inept Obama administration that spends most of its time defending Muslims who want us either converted to Islam or dead!

We should round up those on the Terrorist Watch List and question them starting yesterday. If the Obama administration refuses to instruct Homeland Security and the Justice Department to round up all Muslim threats on that list, then Congress should order one or all of the 70 Federal law enforcement agencies to do so.

If we determine an individual is real threat, then charge him with treason and try him or her as a threat to the security and safety of our nation. If we determine that it is just a matter of where, when, and how, then we need to arrest him or her and detain them until we can deport them.

We also need to identify where the Jihadist are getting their orders from and who is funding, supplying, and arming them, then take actions against them as an enemy state -- whether it's Saudi Arabia or the Obama White House.

And yes, that's just the way I see it.
Tom Correa  

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Why I Don't Befriend Hillary Clinton Supporters

Dear Friends,

As a matter of full disclosure, I made and posted the above meme to my Facebook page a few days ago. 

Since then, I have received email and messages telling me that I'm going to lose readers to my blog because of my position on Hillary Clinton. I've also been told that I'll lose readers because of my support for Donald Trump. 

While I'd hate to lose readers of any sort, but besides my blog being about Old West history, American history, horses, guns, Native American history, and such, my blog is here to support and defend America, our Constitution, and Conservative values. 

While I've tried to move my blog away from 2016 Presidential Race simply because there are a lot of much better Conservative websites to get information on current events, I've not given up on seeing Hillary Clinton defeated in November. 

I see Clinton as someone interested in lining her own pockets while working to destroy our nation. I see her as an opportunist who will take money from anyone -- even our enemies. I see her as a liar just like Barack Obama, always spinning away from the truth and saying one thing while doing another. And yes, she certainly sees herself above the law.

I see Hillary Clinton's recent criminal conduct and her propensity to completely disregard established ethics and standards, her willingness to break the law, as being dangerous for our nation. I see her as a political psychopath who is toxic for America.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have proven themselves to have many things in common. But more than anything, they are both political psychopaths.

Psychopaths seem superficially normal but tend to be cold-hearted, lack empathy, egocentric, manipulative, and extremely irresponsible -- per Scientific American 2007. And yes, that describes both Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Scientific American stated, "Superficially charming, psychopaths tend to make a good first impression on others and often strike observers as remarkably normal. Yet they are self-centered, dishonest and undependable, and at times they engage in irresponsible behavior for no apparent reason other than the sheer fun of it. Psychopaths routinely offer excuses for their reckless and often outrageous actions, placing blame on others instead."

Yes, that very accurately describes both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

So now as for my simply request on Facebook? Since anyone supporting Hillary Clinton makes no sense to me and makes me question their own personal rules, ethics, and morals, I do not want friends who are Hillary Clinton supporters. 

I will never understand how anyone can support a low life like Hillary Clinton (1) who got 4 Americans killed in Libya when in fact there were U.S. Marines a little over an hour away and could have saved them; (2) who as our nation's top diplomat took what many are calling "bribes" in the way of millions of dollars from Muslim countries for the Clinton Foundation; (3) who wants to bring millions of Muslim radicals here; (4) who refuses to use the term "Radical Islam", (5) who has not admitted that she willfully and intentionally broke National Security laws and knowingly breached National Security with her private email server; (6) who came out in defense of Planned Parenthood, a Billion dollar Corporation that receives government subsidies, after that Corporation was found to be selling the parts of dead babies; (7) who has been caught in lie after lie after lie. And yes, these are only a few of the reason why I don't want Hillary Clinton supporters as friends.

Of course there are other reasons that I don't want Clinton supporters as my friends. If someone supports Clinton, I can't help but wonder if they're like her. I can't help but wonder if they relate to her. I can't help but wonder if they have the same disregard for ethics as she does. I can't help but wonder if they too only use people and lacks values.  

Yes, I can't help but wonder about the character of anyone who supports Hillary Clinton, or if they approach the world in the same way!

Lie, cheat, and steal is the Clinton Legacy no matter how hard her and her loyal supporter try to rewrite it. 

According to the FBI Director, Hillary Clinton is under "criminal investigation" but she calls it a "review." And yes, she has millions of supporters who I can't help but wonder if they are just like her?

Frankly, the bottom line here is simple. If you are friends with a Hillary supporter, ever wonder if they can be trusted or if they're just like her? Every wonder why they think it's OK for her to be above the law or as crooked as she is? Ever wonder if they have the same lack of morals that she does?

Ask yourself if you would like to be friends with someone who condones what Hillary Clinton has done? Ask yourself if you want to be friends with people who see nothing wrong with supporting someone who is the most dishonest, untrustworthy, conniving person, man or woman, short of Barack Obama?

If I befriend a Hillary Clinton supporter, isn't that the same as associating with someone who condones criminal and unethical behavior? Isn't that the same as being friends with someone like Hillary Clinton?  

I don't want those people as my friends because they're probably as crooked and shady as she is. They're probably without morals or a stitch of honesty as she is. They're probably the very same people who put Obama in office. And yes, that means that they are the same people who haven't cared about how he's screwed over America.

Ask yourself why they support her efforts to be president when she has shown by her actions, not by just talk but by her actions, that she is no different than Obama?

And yes, I believe the very best reason for not befriending Hillary Clinton supporters is that they're probably anti-American Obama supporters. And since I see Obama supporters as people who hate America, Liberals who see America as being what's wrong with the world instead of what's right, I don't associate with such people.

It's not the Cowboy way to associate with people who hate America. It's not the Cowboy way to befriend those with questionable character, and supporting Hillary Clinton should be enough to question someone's character.     

And yes, that's the way I see it! 
Tom Correa

Monday, June 13, 2016

World War Three Has Already Begun

By Terry McGahey
Associate Writer/ Historian

For the life of me, I cannot understand how people can bury their heads in the sand and not face reality. I have personally heard people make the statement, "If Trump gets in we will end up in World War Three."

Wake up! World War Three has already begun!

Just as people and countries had turned a blind eye to Hitler's aggression early on, they are now turning a blind eye to the aggression by the Islamic radicals taking place in Europe, and yes even here in our own country.

Do you not call September 11th, 2001, an attack by the Islamic State? Do you not call the Boston Marathon Bombing an attack by the Islamic State? Do you not call the San Bernardino murders an attack by the Islamic State? Not to mention others and what just took place in Florida.

If anyone truly believes that this isn't the beginning of World War Three, they need to wake up, pay attention, and also realize that radical Islam has declared war on us.

Do you believe these are just words? These radicals have been telling us what their intentions are, which is world domination. So why are we not paying more attention to these rapists, murderers, and Islamic Religious Communists who will do anything to progress the world domination for Islam?

As I am writing this article, this so-called president of ours has already begun beating the drum for gun control and Hillary Clinton will do the same. More gun control will not stop these attacks from taking place as we all know.

If need be, the Islamic terrorists will supply weapons to their followers through the black market. Already, as I am writing this article, Obama is trying to down play the involvement of radical Islam by making statements of how we don't know anything because the FBI is investigating the situation.

He and others will most likely try to call this "domestic terrorism" because this murderer had an American citizenship. Just because he was a so-called citizen that does not make him a true American.

I refuse to use this murderers name in this article, but as we all know his name is of Islamic origin. This murderer's father has already made the statement that his son saw two men kissing and that's what set him off, not because of religion.

What a load of crap!

Obama made the statement that this incident was caused by a man filled with hate and called it terror, but he will not use the term Islamic radicals. I agree with him to a certain point. But this murderer's hate was for the Western world as an Islamic terrorist,  And if I am wrong, I will apologize at a later date.

I seriously doubt that an apology is going to happen with the Islamic State, ISIS, already taking credit for this action and with witnesses stating that the killer hollered "Allah Akbar" before opening fire.

By all means Obama, and Clinton, keep bringing these so-called Syrian refugees into our country even though bringing them in will add to the numbers of people who hate us and want to kill us. Keep trying to enforce more gun control so our people will become defenseless. Keep denying that these radical Muslims are coming across the border from Mexico. Keep denying that the illegal Mexicans are contributing to our national debt, and no matter what, keep denying that you two want to tear down our Constitution.

Actions speak louder than words, and Obama and Hillary Clinton have proven to me that they both want to turn this country onto the path of Socialism and Communism.

No matter if you like Donald Trump or not, he is the only candidate who speaks of building a wall to control our border and to help keep our country safe. He is the only candidate who believes in the Second Amendment and the right of the people to own firearms. He is the only candidate who speaks of fair trade, and the only candidate who speaks of making our military stronger.

Having a strong military is what has made this country great and has allowed us as a nation to help other countries. Right now we need our military to be prepared because as I stated in the beginning of this article, I believe we are in the beginning stages of World War Three. It just hasn't escalated to the point where people with their heads in the sand can see it yet.

While I don't know how you see things, that's how I do!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Rock Island 1911-A1 CS: An Update

Dear Friends,  

Back in June of 2014, I did a review of the Rock Island Armory 1911-A1 CS. Folks can find that review here: Rock Island Armory M1911-A1 CS -- A Nice Shooter!

I liked the pistol so much that I bought one. Well, here's an important update on my Rock Island 1911-A1 CS.

First, you need to know that it's now June 2016 and I've put about 600 rounds through my Rock Island Armory 1911-A1 CS without a single hiccup.

Second my friend Sean Hollingshead, a Navy Veteran, told me about a problem that Rock Island 1911 pistols are having with their firing pin springs. Then I had two readers write to inform me that their Rock Island 1911-A1 Compacts have had problems with their firing-pin springs in that they needed much heavier duty springs.

The Problem: From what I was told, the Firing Pin Spring becomes less effective after a lot of use and it doesn't give the Firing Pin enough tension to keep the Firing Pin Stop in place during operation. The Firing Pin Stop actually comes loose because there isn't enough tension on the Firing Pin to keep it in place.

The Solution: A stronger Firing Pin Spring will take care of the problem. And frankly, it is a really cheap fix at about $5.
I bought a Spring from Wilson Combat and replaced my firing-pin spring. Since it is just a drop in procedure, and anyone can do it, there is no need to have a Gunsmith replace it for you if you do the same.

I bought my firing pin spring, also known as a firing pin return spring, from Brownells at WILSON COMBAT - 1911 FIRING PIN RETURN SPRING

Remove the firing pin stop, the firing pin and the firing pin spring in that order: 

Using a very small Phillips screwdriver or other small pointed object, push in on the firing pin to release the firing pin stop.

Use your finger nail or a standard screwdriver to push the firing pin stop down to free the firing pin stop from its recess in the slide. Remove the firing pin stop by sliding it downward. 

It is recommended that you use the tip of your thumb to keep the firing pin and firing pin spring under control and not allowing them to pop out while removing the firing pin stop. 

Once the firing pin stop is removed, remove the firing pin and firing pin spring. 

Replace the firing pin spring, the firing pin, and the firing pin stop in that order: 

Now insert the new heavy duty firing pin spring and firing pin. Push the firing pin in and slide the firing pin stop back into the recess. When the firing pin is centered and the firing pin stop is firming in position, you are done. 

So now, someone might ask why I did this even though I haven't had a problem? My reasoning goes back to my training as a United States Marine in that I would rather know about a potential problem and take action on it now then wait for a problem to occur later.

The absolute worse case scenario is that the problem with the firing spin spring doesn't show up on the range, but does when I need my pistol to operate proficiently during a life and death situation. That's why I would rather make the fix just in case.

And yes, that's how I see it.
Tom Correa

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Old Bluffton, Texas, Under Lake Buchanan

Dear Friends,

Above is the remnant of a child's grave site which is normally at least 20 to 30 feet underwater. It is part of other remnants of the old town of Bluffton, Texas, that resurfaced as 2011's drought shrank the state's largest inland lake.

Bluffton, also known as New Bluffton, is on Farm Road 2241 near the western shore of Lake Buchanan twelve miles northeast of Llano in northeastern Llano County. According to a Texas history site, Bluffton was one of the earliest settlements in the region that was to become Llano County.

The town of Bluffton actually originated when Billy Davis settled on the west bank of the Colorado River there in 1852. He was followed by a relative, I. B. Maxwell, in 1853. Maxwell reportedly named the settlement for his hometown of Bluffton, Arkansas. Of course, some say it was due to the bluffs facing the new community on the east bank of the Colorado River. 

Bluffton grew to some significance because it was near an early saltworks operated by Davie Cowan and was also near several Colorado River crossings between Burnet and points west. 

In 1873, a post office was established there with John O. Brown as the first postmaster. By 1883, besides having having a blacksmith shop, a cotton gin, a hotel, a few saloons, and shops and stores, the town of Bluffton was a stage stop between Burnet and Llano.  

In that year, 1883, a fire which was supposedly started by drunken cowboys, destroyed the town. That didn't stop Texans from rebuilding the town just a half mile north. 

Now, as most who know Old West history, for economic reasons it was not unusual for towns back in the day to lobby railroads to come through their towns. This was the same case with Bluffton, but it was for naught. 

You see, although Bluffton was once more prosperous than the county seat of Llano, Bluffton was bypassed by the railroad and subsequently declined as most towns did when passed by by the railroads. 

During the Great Depression when the worse drought in American History created the Dust Bowl, our Federal government saw that positive action needed to be taken to alleviate this from happening again. That was when the project to create Buchanan Dam came about. 

Work on the dam began in 1931, but it was the Great Depression and funding was pretty tight so the project was suspended. Work resumed in 1935, and the dam completed three years later. 

Initially the dam was to be called Bluffton Dam, then it was to be known as Hamilton Dam and Reservoir, but its name was changed to honor Texas State Representative James P. Buchanan who was responsible for securing the funding for the project.

Lake Buchanan was artificially created upon the completion of the adjacent Buchanan Dam in 1938. The flooding of the lake forced the community of Bluffton to relocate 5 miles west. Remember, the original town of Bluffton was moved a half a mile after the 1883 fire wiped it out, so now with the creation of Lake Buchanan, Bluffton moved again. This time five miles west. 

To add insult to injury, Lake Buchanan caused the relocation of State Highway 29 between Burnet and Llano, the town of Bluffton became even more isolated. According to research, in 1986 the local economy focused on ranching, tourism, and retirement, and the community had seventy-five residents, a post office, and a store. The population was still reported to 75 in 2000.

While the flooding of Lake Buchanan forced Bluffton to move 5 miles west, the original town of Bluffton has been under water since then. A drought in 2011 caused Lake Buchanan's water level to drop so significantly that it exposed the remains of the town.

News agencies reported that the original Bluffton was resurfacing. Along with remnants of the town were graves that were lift behind. 

Johnny C. Parks died two days before his first birthday more than a century ago. His and other graves slipped from sight along with the rest of the tiny town of Bluffton.

In 2011, it was reported that the cracked marble tombstone engraved with the date Oct. 15, 1882, had been eerily exposed as a yearlong drought shrank Lake Buchanan. Yes, the graves were a mere 20 to 30 feet under water.

If the gravestones of our pioneers make you wonder what else was revealed, you should know that reports from across the state of Texas stated that receding lakes have revealed a prehistoric skull, ancient tools, fossils, and even a small cemetery that is believed to contain the graves of freed slaves. 

A century-old church has emerged at Falcon Lake, which straddles the Texas-Mexico border on the Rio Grande.

Some of the discoveries have attracted interest from local historians, but also looters who see dollars in scavenging pieces of Texas history and other artifacts. And yes, it was reported that more than two dozen looters had been arrested at Lake Whitney, about 50 miles south of Fort Worth, for removing Native American tools and fossils that experts believe could be thousands of years old.

At Lake Georgetown near Austin, fishermen discovered what experts determined was the skull of an American Indian buried for hundreds or thousands of years. It's not clear what will become of the skull, said Kate Spradley, a Texas State University assistant anthropology professor who is keeping it temporarily in a lab. Strict federal laws governing American Indian burial sites bar excavations to search for other remains.

But for the most part, reports state that there are no such restrictions for the nearly two dozen unmarked graves discovered in a dried-up section of a Navarro County reservoir about 50 miles south of Dallas. Some coffin lids are visible just under the dirt. As for that graveyard, it was supposedly excavated moved remains to a cemetery, said Bruce McManus, chairman of the county's historical commission. He said the area of Richland-Chambers Lake is on property formerly owned by a slave owner.

And no, it's not only old Texas which is resurfacing, reports state that the low water levels revealed the long-submerged building foundations of Woodville, Okla., which was flooded in 1944 when the Red River was dammed to form Lake Texoma. 

As for old Bluffton, most there say that it has been exposed occasionally during times of drought. The receding waters have revealed concrete foundations of a two-story hotel, scales of an old cotton gin, a rusting tank and concrete slabs from a Texaco station that also served as a general store. The tallest structure is what's left of the town well, an open-topped concrete cube about 4 feet high. And yes, Johnny Parks' tombstone is among a few burial sites.

In this picture is a rusting tank and concrete slabs from that Texaco service station. It would normally be under at least 20 to 30 feet of water. 

Pat Mercado-Allinger, the Texas Historical Commission's Archaeological Division Director, stated at the time, "In an odd way, this drought [2011] has provided an opportunity to view and document, where appropriate, some of these finds and understand what they consist of. Most people in Texas probably didn't realize what was under these lakes."

Local historian Alfred Hallmark, whose great-great-great grandfather helped establish Bluffton, said his research showed that 389 graves were moved starting in 1931 when dam construction began. But frankly, I don't know if they got all buried there. And if they did move all, why leave the grave stones behind? 

For me, from small town to big city, I'm fascinated by Old West towns, gold rush towns, towns that survived, the ghost towns that didn't. And yes, I'm fascinated by those places now under water or simply paved over. 

To me, while I could be wrong, it seems that every once in a while those who were left behind for one reason or another call out to us. 

And yes, that's just the way I see it.
Tom Correa

Monday, June 6, 2016

Dylan McCabe vs North Point High School

Dear Friends,

Ever wonder how truly petty school administrator can get considering all of the really important issues facing our schools? Ever wonder if we have young people who will stand and fight for their heritage and values?

Well, every once in a while you send me an article from the news and ask me to comment on it. This is one of those that I really want to comment on because this just made me shake my head in wonder.

I get a lot of email from my readers about the rampant drug use, the increase in pot smoking, the increase in cigarette smoking, the violence both student on student and student against teachers, the sexual activity both between students and between teachers and students, Muslim indoctrination in our schools, and of course how schools are dumbing-down American kids. With all of this, it is very apparent that our schools are a mess these days.

Yes, our kids are being dumbed-down compared to what was expected academically years ago. So for those who will write to say that American kids are not being dumbed-down, please understand that "dumbing down is the deliberate oversimplification of intellectual content within education, literature, cinema, news, video games and culture in order to relate to those unable to assimilate more sophisticated information." And yes, whether people want to face it or not, that's what's taking place in our schools today.

As for the term "dumbing down", it originated in 1933 as movie-business slang, used by motion picture screenplay writers, meaning "to revise so as to appeal to those of little education or intelligence".

So why stress dumbing-down? Well, after reading the article sent to me, I now understand that some school administrators may indeed be products of a combination of dumbing-down and political correctness that is screwing up America today.

As I was reading the article, fully aware of all of the information as to what's taking place in our schools across America, I couldn't help put wonder what sort of individuals are running North Point High School in Waldorf, Maryland. And frankly, with all of the real problems going on in our schools, why would administrators bother with such a minuet issue as a student wanting to wear Navajo moccasins to her graduation ceremony.

Yes, believe it or not, a student wanting to wear Navajo moccasins to her graduation ceremony is what the administrators at North Point High School in Waldorf, Maryland, found so important that they initially refused senior Dylan McCabe the ability to attend her graduation ceremony.

Ms McCabe is a graduating senior at North Point High School. She is also very proud of her Native American heritage. And frankly, that's great to see.

She is Comanche, Fort Sill Apache, and Navajo. And yes, to celebrate her roots, she wanted to wear a traditional Navajo dress, leggings, and moccasins at her graduation on June 2nd.

Does that sound unreasonable to you? Probably not because you understand people, history, and the importance of keeping tied to one's family and ancestry. Yes, my readers appreciate history because it speaks to how we've become who we are as a people.

The history of the Comanche, Fort Sill Apache, and Navajo Native Americans is rich with traditions that they hold in high importance. The old teach their young so that their history is passed along and doesn't die. And today, they hold tradition dances and gatherings, dress in traditional clothing, and perform rites that are their's alone.

Not all Native American tribes have lived in the areas where they ended up. Tribes relocated over hundreds of years. Yes, long before the arrival of the Europeans for a number of reasons including famine, weather, and war.

Many tribes waged genocidal war upon other tribes. Many tribes were chased out of regions where they could have traced generations of their own by warring tribes who wanted their land and livestock and game. And yes, even though that is a fact, tribes were also chased and relocated by the Spanish, the French, the British, the Mexicans, and of course the United States, all for the same reasons.

But friends, as with the buffalo, the American bison, Native Americans have adapted and they have survived. And frankly, they have a history to be proud of.

So when the school approved her request to wear the dress, since it will not be visible under her graduation robes, why didn't they respect her wanted to wear her moccasins? Yes, as foolish as it sounds, since school administrators require flat or low-heeled black shoes, she was told that she could not wear the traditional Navajo moccasins or leggings to her graduation.

"My Navajo clothing is a reflection of my religious and cultural identity," Ms McCabe wrote in her petition. "My grandparents sent me this ceremonial dress and indicated that it was also appropriate for this occasion. My leggings and moccasins are what complete this ceremonial attire. They are essential to one another and sacred to me."

She wore them during her Kinaaldá ceremony, which was the four-day "coming-of-age" ceremony she completed when she was 11.

During the Kinaaldá, she explained, "I performed various rites of passage and was considered holy during this time. One of my responsibilities included running at daybreak, noon, dusk. I ran three times a day, farther and farther each time in these moccasins. They spiritually carried me and supported me through this ceremony. They are incredibly important to me and signify that I have the personal endurance and strength to take on any challenge that's given to me."

After her request was denied, her mom submitted an appeal to the Charles County School District's superintendent and the Board of Education. She also created an online petition, which has since garnered more than 6,000 signatures. Dylan's mom scheduled a meeting with the superintendent to discuss the conflict on May 31st. 

It has been reported that Dylan's request has been approved. Yes, she will be able to walk at graduation wearing the dress, moccasins, and leggings from her grandparents.

While it did work out well, when I first heard about this story, it reminded me of the absurd incident that took place when Chelsey Ramer who is a Poarch Creek Indian was fined $1,000 for wearing an eagle feather at her high school graduation in 2013.

American Indian Graduate Fined for Wearing Eagle Feather at Graduation

That incident in 2013 is truly the dumbest thing that I've ever heard of coming out of school administrators.

While this story made me shake my head in disbelieve as to just how truly petty school administrator can get considering all of the really important issues facing our schools, it was refreshing to see Ms McCabe stand and fight for her heritage and values.

And yes, that's just the way I see it.

Tom Correa

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Communists Calling Trump a Fascist

By Terry McGahey
Associate Writer / Historian

It truly amazes me how the left-wing media and others get away with calling Donald Trump a Fascist. Mr. Trump shows less propensity to Fascism than Hillary shows as being a Communist and a believer in the One World Order.

I use to believe Hillary to be a Socialist but it's this person's opinion that she has graduated into Communist tendencies more so than Socialist tendencies, and the left-wing media is marching along beside of her carrying the banner on high. Let me give you just a few examples of which I speak.

Hillary Clinton believes that our borders are secure enough and also believes in bringing in more so called Syrian refugees, and that's by her own words. She has also stated that she is coming after our guns and the 2nd Amendment, again her own words.

Let me start with the One World Order. In order to achieve that goal all countries must be on the same economic plane. Third world countries must be propped up to become Second world countries and First world countries, such as the United States, must be brought down to be a Second world country. With open borders, which the left firmly stands behind, that's the perfect way to allow this to begin. This policy allows people with non-American values to flood into our country causing a collapse in our principals and our way of life itself.

Being that Socialism is only a very small step into Communism, which is what the One World Order would amount too, the Communist ideals of Socialism are being pushed to our young children from elementary school all the way through college.

Why? Because teaching Socialism and convincing our young people that it would be some kind of Utopian world, the transformation into Communism at a later time would be an easy step to take, especially if Hillary is able to win the presidency and appoint her anti-gun buddies into the Supreme Court, which is exactly what she will do.

If anyone believes that gun control is not a Communist agenda then they are ignorant people with their heads in the sand just like a bunch of ostriches, or just like the three monkeys of hear no evil, speak no evil, and see no evil.

In my opinion these people are nothing more than brain washed robotic idiots who will allow themselves to be led to slaughter just as the sheep that they have become. I will give you a few more examples below that proves my point about the gun control issue that Hillary is so adamant about.

"All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The Communist Party must command all of the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party." -- Mau Tze Tung, November 6, 1938

Germany established gun control in 1938. From 1939 to 1945, 13 million people, mostly Jews, were rounded up and exterminated because they could not defend themselves.

In 1929 the Soviet Union established gun control, and from 1929 to 1953, 20 million dissidents who could not defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, approximately 20 million dissidents, just like the Soviet Union, were exterminated because they could not defend themselves.

As late as 1970, Uganda established gun control, and from 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians were rounded up and exterminated. Again, these people had no weapons to defend themselves with.

If Donald Trump was anything but an American, he would not be for putting up a wall on the border to keep people out who want to destroy our way of life which falls into the agenda of the One World Order.

If Donald Trump was anything other than an American, he would be against the Second Amendment just like a Fascist, Socialist, or a Communist would be, but this is not the case with Mr. Trump. On the other hand, this is the case with Hillary Clinton who has made me believe that she is actually a Communist and no longer just a left-wing nut job and Socialist.

Don't you find it funny that the people who are calling Mr. Trump names and labeling him as a Fascist are the same people who are for open borders, gun control, and bringing in more and more radical Muslim refugees into our society which is nothing but a danger to our people and our way of life?

I don't know if Mr. Trump will be a great president or not. But I do know this, with Mr. Trump we at least have a chance. With Hillary Clinton, we are going to head down the path to destruction of our values, our way of life, and even our Constitution.

And while I don't know how you see it, that's the way I see it.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

A Child's Century-old Coffin Found Under San Francisco Home

Dear Friends,

Researching history is full of the unexpected. For example, I was reading recently how both Fort Larned and Fort Dodge, Kansas, abandoned their military cemeteries when they closed those forts in 1886. And frankly, I was a little surprised at that. I guess I made the mistake of assuming that the folks back then would have had a little more respect for the honored dead.

Then of course, I started remembering about what took place when the City of San Francisco banned cemeteries within its city limits. Reading a lot of the newspapers of the time, you find that there were all sorts of excuses used to get them banned -- and even more excuses were made to get them moved. Yes, moved.

In 1776 during the De Anza expedition, the Presidio and the Mission Dolores Catholic Church were established within what is today's city limits of San Francisco. While military personnel were buried in the Presidio cemetary, Catholics were buried in the Mission cemetary.

By the mid-1800s during the California Gold Rush, there were commentaries in local newspapers regarding the need for a cemetery for others.

"A CEMETERY. A committee has been appointed by the Protestant, Episcopal Church to confer with other city churches on the propriety of memorializing the Ayuntamiente to set aside a portion of the public domain for the purposes of a burial ground. We trust this worthy work will be carried forward, and we have no doubt the council will cheerfully pass the necessary regulations." -- Daily Alta California, 1849.

By 1850, San Francisco opened the first public cemetery called the Yerba Buena Cemetery. But with the tremendous influx of more and more people, by 1870 the city closed the Yerba Buena Cemetery and had the graves moved to the "newer" cemeteries on Lone Mountain. These included the City Cemetery, the Masonic Cemetery, the Odd Fellow's Cemetery, and two others on Telegraph Hill and at North Beach.

By the 1890s, San Francisco's growth was such that the city saw cemeteries as something that was simply unnecessary -- something that was simply taking up valuable land.

First in 1914 and then in 1924, the city passed an Ordinances demanding the removal of all 120,000 to 150,000 persons buried in all of the cemeteries in the city be moved. With that, during the 1920s, the Masonic and Odd Fellow's were moved to the Town of Lawndale, south of San Francisco in San Mateo county. Lawndale changed its name to Colma in the 1940s.

The removals for the Calvary and Laurel Hill cemeteries were held up in court challenges, and it wasn't until about 1941 that the removals were thought finished. The National Cemetery at the Presidio was left alone because it was a U.S. Army base. It still exists to this day. As for the City Cemetery, it was moved at some point.

Eventually everyone thought to be buried within the City of San Francisco was supposedly moved. Yes, "supposedly"!

You see, though it's thought that the city simply knocked down all of the tombstones and monuments back in 1909 to put in a golf course, coffins and tombstones have been surfacing in San Francisco for years since the supposed removal.

One such case took place during the summer of 1993 when renovations and expansion work on the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, revealed:

"about 300 corpses from the Gold Rush era --two of them still clutching rosaries, others were wearing dentures and Levis --were unearthed from what appears to be an old pauper's graveyard. Some experts say another 11,000 bodies might lie underneath the museum grounds" -- The Los Angeles Times, 1993. 

During that find, Archeaologists actually found over 700 individual bodies.

Now as most of us know, in most of the United States, by law, cemeteries are required to keep records regarding burial or cremations of individuals. Cemetery records will usually contain the name of the deceased, the date of passing and the location of where he or she is buried within a cemetery. 

Records may also have information on the burial itself,  the maker of the casket, the making of the headstone as well as specific text that may have been requested for it. And besides information on the deceased itself, the text itself is valuable as it often indicates existence of relatives.   

So with knowing this, one would think that all of those records were turned over to the city of San Francisco or are still in the hands of the cemeteries who were supposed to have moved all of those graves. But not, that's not the case at all.

And yes, the fact of how those being dug up, moved and re-buried, can somehow losing their identification has again come home to roost in San Francisco with a find that took place just a few days ago on May 26th. 

The headline read:
145 year old coffin holding a child's remains found under San Francisco garage

News outlets reported that workers remodeling a home in the Richmond District of San Francisco made a shocking discovery under the garage. To there surprise was a small metal coffin holding the remains of a little girl. 

The coffin is believed to have been there since the 1870s, as records show the property used to be part of a cemetery. And while thousands of caskets were moved out of all of San Francisco in the 1920s, '30s, and '40s, many including this one were simply left behind.

Construction worker Kevin Boylan reported that the homeowner, Ericka Karner, was out of town at the time. He called her to inform her of what they unearthed. Ms Karner's house near Stanyan and Golden Gate Avenue was once an Odd Fellows cemetery.

San Francisco's Odd Fellows Cemetery before the eviction
When she heard about the discovery, she said she was torn, "On one hand, this was slightly creepy. And then also, you know, sad. The next thing was, now what do we do?"

Ms Karner called the San Francisco Medical Examiners Office who arrived and opened the metal casket. Inside was the body of three year old little girl almost perfectly preserved. And yes, the officials were said to be very surprised at the remarkable state of the child considering she had been buried there since the 1870's.

There when the casket was opened, Boylan said he was shocked that the remains inside were so well-preserved, saying, "All the hair was still there. The nails were there. That was a giveaway. There were flowers -- roses, still on the child's body. It was a sight to see."

And though one would think the City of San Francisco would take responsibility for this since it was their laws that had the cemeteries shut down in the first place, and it was the city who demanded that those buried be moved after decades in the ground, believe it or not, Ms Karner reported that the City of San Francisco has a policy that stated "the coffin was her responsibility" as it was on her property.  

It is understandable that she might not have known what to do next, but Ms Karner did in fact reach out to a San Diego based organization "Garden of Innocence." The group arranges burials of unidentified children.

The group's founder, Elissa Davey, stated, "This little one has no voice. So we need to give her a voice."

Since there are no clues as the girl's name, her family, or how she died, and no one may ever learn her full story, Ms Karner has named the child "Miranda."

While records might never be found, the casket was moved to a refrigerated storage in Fresno. The plan now is to hold a new burial for the child on June 4th in nearby Colma. And no, not in the mass grave where most of those from the Odd Fellows Cemetery ended up back when.

As for the Odd Fellows, Peter Sellars, San Francisco historian for the Odd Fellows, is reported to have said, "This kind of thing happens all the time. I personally know where two burials are on the USF campus that nobody wants to acknowledge." He says the Odd Fellows are committed to helping fund the new internment, estimated at $7,000. "We will bury our own."

Granted that it's not everyday that a 145 year old coffin with a little girl's remains is found under a home's garage, but I really believe it's only a matter of time before more of San Francisco's forgotten resurface. Yes, it is only a matter of time before another of San Francisco's forgotten souls that were left behind and simply paved over actually resurface again -- as if consciously seeking a resting place more fitting than that of under some garage or parking lot. 

And yes, that's just the way I see it.
Tom Correa