Corporal Sidney E. Manning

H/T Hometown Heros.

After watching about the Medal Of Honor on Netflix I decided to post about some of the recipients.

War / Conflict World War I
KIA-MIA-POW
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Bio Sidney Manning entered active duty in the U.S. Army from the Alabama National guard.
Date of Birth July 17, 1892
Where Born Butler County, Alabama
Remarks
Action Date July 28, 1918
Battle-Incident Breuvannes, France
Citation The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Sidney E. Manning (ASN: 97184), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 28 July 1918, while serving with Company G, 167th Infantry, 42d Division, in action at Breuvannes, France. When his platoon commander and platoon sergeant had both become casualties soon after the beginning of an assault on strongly fortified heights overlooking the Ourcq River, Corporal Manning took command of his platoon, which was near the center of the attacking line. Though himself severely wounded he led forward the 35 men remaining in the platoon and finally succeeded in gaining a foothold on the enemy’s position, during which time he had received more wounds and all but seven of his men had fallen. Directing the consolidation of the position, he held off a large body of the enemy only 50 yards away by fire from his automatic rifle. He declined to take cover until his line had been entirely consolidated with the line of the platoon on the front when he dragged himself to shelter, suffering from nine wounds in all parts of the body.
Award Authority War Department, General Orders No. 44 (April 2, 1919)
Award Presentation
Company Company G
Battalion
Regiment 167th Infantry
Division 42d Division
Date of Death December 15, 1960
Cemetery Little Escombia Baptist Church Cemetery
Where Buried Flomaton, Alabama

 

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BARR: Release Of The Horowitz Report Is ‘Imminent’… Here’s Why That Matters

H/T Clash Daily.

I keep hearing the Horowitz Report’s release is imminent but it keeps getting delayed.

Is the swamp causing the delays in the report from being released?

Will the swamp keep the report from ever becoming public?

As the dueling impeachment narratives unfold, one of the recurring themes is the Demsndenial of any Democrat involvement in rigging 2016.

They bend over backward to throw around words like ‘debunked’ and ‘discredited’ when talking about Ukraine involvement in influencing our election — despite knowledge of the Black Dossier that resulted in Manafort’s firing, and documents John Solomon has unearthed about connections between Burisma and Obama’s Administration.

They NEED to be seen as the ‘good guys’ in this story or their entire narrative falls apart.

If it turns out that they were gaming the system all along, the Dems are royally screwed. And in the same Trump’s moment, claims of being the target of a witchhunt are completely validated.

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The product of a year-and-a-half-long investigation, Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s findings are poised to create a new rift between Republicans and Democrats in their clash over the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“It’s been reported and it’s my understanding that it is imminent,” Barr told reporters Wednesday in Memphis, Tennessee. “A number of people who were mentioned in the report are having an opportunity right now to comment on how they’re quoted in the report. And after that process is over, which should be very short, the report will be issued. That’s what the inspector general himself suggests.”

President Trump’s GOP allies assert Horowitz’s report will show top Justice Department and FBI officials misled the FISA court by using an unverified dossier compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele to obtain warrants to electronically monitor onetime Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Democrats, as well as current and former FBI officials, dismissed allegations of wrongdoing and have raised concerns that information about U.S. intelligence gathering could be weaponized to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller.

Touting Horowitz as a “fiercely independent” and “superb” investigator who “conducted this particular investigation in the most professional way,” Barr said he expects his report to be “a credit to the department.”
Source: WashingtonExaminer

What was he looking into?

In response to requests by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions and members of Congress, Horowitz announced the investigation in March 2018, writing that his review would “examine the Justice Department’s and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) compliance with legal requirements, and with applicable DOJ and FBI policies and procedures, in applications filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) relating to a certain U.S. person. As part of this examination, the OIG also will review information that was known to the DOJ and the FBI at the time the applications were filed from or about an alleged FBI confidential source.”

In addition, Horowitz said he would “review the DOJ’s and FBI’s relationship and communications with the alleged source as they relate to the FISC applications” and “if circumstances warrant, the OIG will consider including other issues that may arise during the course of the review.”

His announcement followed the February 2018 release of a memo from the House Intelligence Committee, which at the time was led by Republicans, outlining allegations that DOJ and FBI officials misled the FISA court. Democrats put together a rebuttal memo that defended the actions of the DOJ and FBI.
Source: WashingtonExaminer

That brings into sharp focus the question Bill Barr wanted answered one that Mueller didn’t take an interest in.

Was the surveillance of a Presidential campaign justified, or corrupt?

The answer to that question could change everything. And we already have clues to it being corrupt, which could potentially lead to criminal referrals at the highest levels, possibly adding weight to Durham’s investigation which has itself moved into the Criminal Investigation phase.

And we already know that the FISA requests were signed by people who confirmed the reliability of the evidence therein, and that evidence relied either heavily or entirely upon the

Who could be hurt the most by this?

Ironically, Adam Schiff and his impeachment fantasies.

If Devon Nunes and Adam Schiff have sat on the same committees, and Nunes has known for years about the serious problems in the surveillance against the President.

If it turns out that Nunes was right about the set-up while looking at the same information that had Schiff steadfastly insisted he had inside information ‘proving’ Trump was a Russian stooge, why does that do to the credibility of the Schiff Showtrial?

We’ve all seen the dishonest games the left have played with the power they’re entrusted with, they’re obviously unworthy of that trust.

Supreme Court Opens Door to Sandy Hook Families’ Suit Against Gun Maker

H/T Breitbart.

So does this mean families can sue The Big Three Automakers because a drunk killed someone with their automobile? 

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) cleared the way Tuesday for Sandy Hook families’ lawsuit against gun maker Remington to proceed.

SCOTUS did this by refusing to hear Remington’s appeal of a March Connecticut Supreme Ruling that allowed the lawsuit to stand.

The Stamford Advocate reports 10 Sandy Hook families filed the suit despite the existence of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act; “a federal law that shields the industry from most liability when its firearms are criminally misused.”

Josh Koskoff, the lead attorney for the 10 families, reacted to SCOTUS by saying:

The families are grateful that the Supreme Court upheld precedent and denied Remington’s latest attempt to avoid accountability. We are ready to resume discovery and proceed towards trial in order to shed light on Remington’s profit-driven strategy to expand the AR-15 market and court high-risk users at the expense of Americans’ safety.

On November 14, 2017, Breitbart News reported the AR-15 used in the Sandy Hook attack was stolen, as was the handgun the attacker used to take his own life when police reached the scene.

Young People Ignorant of History

H/T Town Hall.

Sadly, Dr.Williams is spot on with his observation of young people and history.

A recent survey conducted by the Victims of Communism and polled by YouGov, a research and data firm, found that 70% of millennials are likely to vote socialist and that one in three millennials saw communism as “favorable.”

Let’s examine this tragic vision in light of the Fraser Institute’s recently released annual study “Economic Freedom of the World,” prepared by Professors James Gwartney, Florida State University; Robert A. Lawson and Ryan Murphy of Southern Methodist University; and Joshua Hall, West Virginia University, in cooperation with the Economic Freedom Network.

Hong Kong and Singapore maintained their lead as the world’s most economically free countries — although China’s heavy hand threatens Hong Kong’s top ranking. Rounding out the top 10 are New Zealand, Switzerland, the United States, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Mauritius. By the way, after having fallen to 16th in 2016, the U.S. has staged a comeback to being in the top five economically free countries in the world.

What statistics go into the Fraser Institute’s calculation of economic freedom? The report measures the ability of individuals to make their own economic decisions by analyzing the policies and institutions of 162 countries and territories. These include regulation, freedom to trade internationally, size of government, sound legal system, private property rights and government spending and taxation.

Fraser Institute scholar Fred McMahon says, “Where people are free to pursue their own opportunities and make their own choices, they lead more prosperous, happier and healthier lives.” The evidence for his assessment is: Countries in the top quartile of economic freedom had an average per-capita GDP of $36,770 in 2017 compared with $6,140 for bottom quartile countries. Poverty rates are lower. In the top quartile, 1.8% of the population experienced extreme poverty ($1.90 a day) compared with 27.2% in the lowest quartile. Life expectancy is 79.5 years in the top quartile of economically free countries compared with 64.4 years in the bottom quartile.

The Fraser Institute’s rankings of other major countries include Japan (17th), Germany (20th), Italy (46th), France (50th), Mexico (76th), India (79th), Russia (85th), China (113th) and Brazil (120th). The least free countries are Venezuela, Argentina, Ukraine and nearly every African country with the most notable exception of Mauritius. By the way, Argentina and Venezuela used to be rich until they bought into socialism.

During the Cold War, leftists made a moral equivalency between communist totalitarianism and democracy. W. E. B. Du Bois, writing in the National Guardian (1953) said, “Joseph Stalin was a great man; few other men of the 20th century approach his stature.” Walter Duranty called Stalin “the greatest living statesman … a quiet, unobtrusive man.” George Bernard Shaw expressed admiration for Mussolini, Hitler and Stalin. Economist John Kenneth Galbraith visited Mao’s China and praised Mao Zedong and the Chinese economic system. Gunther Stein of the Christian Science Monitor also admired Mao and declared ecstatically that “the men and women pioneers of Yenan are truly new humans in spirit, thought and action.” Michel Oksenberg, President Jimmy Carter’s China expert, complained that “America (is) doomed to decay until radical, even revolutionary, change fundamentally alters the institutions and values,” and urged us to “borrow ideas and solutions” from China.

8 Surprising Facts About James Stewart

H/T Mental Floss.

In every sense of the word, Jimmy Stewart is a hero.

For a good portion of the 20th century, actor James Maitland “Jimmy” Stewart (1908-1997) was one of Hollywood’s most popular leading men. Stewart, who was often called upon to embody characters who exhibited a strong moral center, won acclaim for films like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939),Vertigo (1958), andIt’s a Wonderful Life (1946). In all, he made more than 80 movies. Take a look at some things you might not know about Stewart’s personal and professional lives.

1. JIMMY STEWART HAD A DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURE.

Acting was not James Stewart’s only area of expertise. Growing up in Indiana, Pennsylvania, where his father owned a hardware store, Stewart had an artistic bent with an interest in music and earned his way into his father’s alma mater, Princeton University. There, he received a degree in architecture in 1932. But pursuing that career seemed tenuous, as the country was in the midst of the Great Depression. Instead, Stewart decided to follow his interest in acting, joining a theater group in Falmouth, Massachusetts after graduating and rooming with fellow aspiring actor Henry Fonda. After a brief turn on Broadway, he landed a contract with MGM for motion picture work. His film debut, as a cub reporter in The Murder Man, was released in 1935.

2. JIMMY STEWART GORGED HIMSELF ON FOOD SO HE COULD SERVE THE COUNTRY IN WORLD WAR II.

Colonel James Stewart leaves Southampton on board the Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth, bound for home in 1945.

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Stewart was already established in Hollywood when the United States began preparing to enter World War II. After the draft was introduced in 1940, Stewart received notice that he was number 310 out of a pool of 900,000 annual citizens selected for service. The problem? Stewart was six foot, three inches and a trim 138 pounds—five pounds under the minimum weight for enlistment. So he went home, ate everything he could, and came back to weigh in again. It worked, and Stewart joined the Army Air Corps, later known as the Air Force.

3. JIMMY STEWART DEMANDED TO SEE COMBAT IN THE WAR.

Thanks to his interest in aviation, Stewart was already a pilot when he went to war; he received additional flight training but wound up being sidelined for two years stateside even though he kept insisting he be sent overseas to fight. (He filmed a recruitment short film, Winning Your Wings, in 1942, which was screened in theaters in the hopes it could drive enlistment.) Finally, in November 1943, he was dispatched to England, where he participated in more than 20 combat missions over Germany. His accomplishments earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf clusters, among other honors, making him the most decorated actor to participate in the conflict. After the war ended, he returned to a welcome reception in his hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania, where his father had decorated the courthouse to recognize his son’s service. His next major film role was It’s a Wonderful Life.

4. JIMMY STEWART KEPT HIS OSCAR IN A VERY UNUSUAL PLACE.

After winning an Academy Award for The Philadelphia Story in 1940, Stewart heard from his father, Alex Stewart. “I hear you won some kind of award,” he told his son. “What was it, a plaque or something?” The elder Stewart suggested he bring it back home to display in the hardware store. The actor did as suggested, and the Oscar remained there for 25 years.

5. JIMMY STEWART STARRED IN TWO TELEVISION SHOWS.

Actor James Stewart is pictured in uniform

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After a long career in film through the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, Stewart turned to television. In 1971, he played a college anthropology professor in The Jimmy Stewart Show. The series failed to find an audience, however, so was short-lived. He tried again with Hawkins in 1973, playing a defense lawyer, but that show was also canceled. (Stewart also performed in commercials, including spots for Firestone tires and Campbell’s Soup.)

6. JIMMY STEWART HATED ONE VERSION OF IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE.

While Stewart had just as much affection for It’s a Wonderful Life as audiences, one alternate version of the film annoyed him. In 1987, he sent a letter to Congress protesting the practice of colorizing It’s a Wonderful Life and other films on the premise that it violated what directors like Frank Capra had intended. He described the tinted version as “a bath of Easter egg dye.” Putting a character named Violet in violet-colored costumes, he wrote, was “the kind of obvious visual pun that Frank Capra never would have considered.” Stewart later lobbied against the practice in person.

7. JIMMY STEWART PUBLISHED A BOOK OF POETRY.

In 1989, Stewart authored Jimmy Stewart and His Poems, a slim volume collecting several of the actor’s verses. Stewart also included anecdotes about how each one was composed. His best known might be “Beau,” about his late dog, which Stewart read to Johnny Carson during a Tonight Show appearance in 1981. By the end, both Stewart and Carson were teary-eyed.

8. JIMMY STEWART HAS A STATUE IN HIS HOMETOWN.

For Stewart’s 75th birthday in 1983, his hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania honored him with a 9-foot-tall bronze statue. Unfortunately, the statue wasn’t totally ready in time for Stewart’s visit, so they presented him with the fiberglass version instead. The bronze statue currently stands in front of the county courthouse, while the fiberglass version was moved into the nearby Jimmy Stewart Museum.

Lindsey Graham Calls Out Dems On Impeachment Live On T.V.

H/T Right Wing Tribune.

Lindsey Graham was on fire Sunday.

During an appearance on Fox Business Network’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told host Maria Bartiromo that before any serious consideration would be given to any House impeachment, he would have to hear from the so-called “Ukraine whistleblower” first.

Otherwise, any House impeachment would be “dead on arrival” in the Senate, where his Judiciary Committee would take the lead in any trial.

In response to a list of witnesses Graham’s GOP colleagues in the House are demanding to depose before Adam Schiff’s star chamber of inquiry, Graham said of Democrats, “They could care less about getting to the truth.”

You can see efforts in the [Obama] State Department where they were worried about the conflict of interest” between Hunter Biden, son of VP Joe Biden, and his association with Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian gas company, at the time the Vice President was threatening to withhold $1 billion in funds from the Ukrainian government unless it fired a prosecutor investigating Burisma, Graham said.

“We’re gonna look at that,” he continued. “I consider any impeachment in the House that doesn’t allow us to know who the whistleblower is to be invalid, because without the whistleblower complaint we wouldn’t be talking about any of this.

“And I also see the need for Hunter Biden to be called to adequately defend [President Trump], and if you don’t do those two things, it’s a complete joke,” he continued.

“If they don’t call the whistleblower, this thing is dead on arrival in the Senate.”

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RED FLAG LAWS MORE DANGEROUS THAN EXPECTED

H/T JPFO.

Red Flag Laws are an end-run around the Second Amendment.

Deadly warnings go unheeded.

People declared guilty without trials are left out on the streets

Americans don’t realize that the safety promised by “red flag” laws will be dangerously lost, if red-flagged people become enraged. They are left free on the streets, where they can terrorize those who assaulted them with the new laws. No grounds or means for locking them up are included, a side effect of dropping traditional due process.

Promoters of new red-flag creations, by ignoring the safeguards of due process–well known “innocent unless proven guilty” standards that keep you free–introduced new dangers. By abandoning this fundamental safety net, they lifted restrictions that hold tyrants, bigots and other malfeasants at bay. A recent survey has shown that most Americans cannot even describe what due process is, let alone hold it up as a basic right to be honored or defended. Removing due process allows officials to act as if the public is guilty without the burdens of a trial–or even formal charges.

Red flag laws are only expected to be used against supposedly deadly dangerous psychotics, before they act out in spree murders, sort of “pre-crime.” Once officials take–without proper paperwork or court orders–firearms they can find in those people’s homes, the people are simply left alone. Any weapons officials miss, plus knives, gasoline, or firearms that can be easily obtained on the street–these remain with the flagged people. Nothing stops the supposedly murderous psychotics–if flag laws are applied as intended–to attack their suspected accusers, authorities or ambush anyone, in attempts to rebalance the scales of justice. Experts have been hard pressed to describe a more dangerous legalistic invention.

“Eliminating due process, and declaring people guilty without trial or representation, means totally abandoning the U.S. Constitution,” said Alan Korwin, author of ten books on gun law and consultant to JPFO. “We know democrats have been ignoring the rule of law, but this shows they know no bounds. Do they expect courts to support this? Or have the courts abandoned the rule of law as well?” When this comes home to roost, he says, you’ll really wish you had your right to keep and bear arms intact, as the Founders intended, for your own safety.