Monday, April 26, 2010


This weekend, the Gunny was in the library doing some research on historical facts and data of the pre-Revolutionary days in America. Some surprising things popped up.

Back in 1770, George the III, a narcissist not unlike the Thug-in-Chief we have now, kept the tea tax in place but did so not to raise revenues but merely to show the colonists that he COULD levy taxes on them as he liked. Sounds like the Congress, the Senate, and the White House when held by scum-lapping tax and spend liberals doesn't it?

On the heels of that, came the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac of the 1770's the East India Company, the secondmost largest financial institution in England, was on the verge of bankruptcy! Unfortunately for Americans, Obama wasn't there to provide a bailout from our tax dollars so they raised the price of tea to three shillings a pound and Americans began to smuggle tea again. (The Kennedy's didn't enter into smuggling until Prohibition, then they got rich doing it.)

But here is where the Obomunists of their time enter into the picture. England allowed the East India Company, through laws "rammed" through Parliment (kinda like ObummerKare and soon-to-be Crap and Tax and an Open Door for illegals), to handle both the shipping AND the sale of tea. Quite a nice little monopoly, again, like the various cash cows of the liberals and what makes this even more like the Sweetheat Deal Chris Dodd and Banking Queen Bonnie Fwank scam with Fannie and Freddie is that the only five people allowed by the Crown to sell tea in the US were loyal to the Crown! Naturally, the sons of the Massachusetts (use an "e" on the end after the "tt" if you're an Obomunist) were included and the Tory Governor knew nothing about it. Kinda like Dodd and Fwank swearing they knew nothing about Fannie and Freddie before the collapse or Chuck U Schumer not knowing anything about that bank failure; you know, the one he wrote the letter about that started the panic that led to the failure, that put money in his pockets.

What really angered Americans then, as it does now, is that Parliment and now the Congress/Senate/White House worked/works to screw us over and then proclaim their innocence. What the Brits did was to try to reduce all trade in America to a "British Run Only" company that could bleed America dry at will. This is no different than the proposed VAT by the liberal morons currently in power. Once administered, this will never go away until we revolt again. The Congress will milk a VAT for more and more revenue, as we pay the piper's toll for it. John Dickinson wrote: "They have levied war, excited rebellions, dethroned princes, and sacrificed millions [of people] for the sake of gain." How like Dingy Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Obummer, Dodd, Bonnie Fwank, and the rest of the democrats [and their RINO myrmidons like Snowe, Collins, Grahamnesty and McShamnesty] who seek to impose their will on Americans through excessive taxation, forced ObummerKare [violates the Constitution], Crap and Tax, no drilling laws, no new refinery laws [knuckling under to the EcoNazis], and law after law that penalizes the majority for the vast but vocal minority!

All of this eventually led to the Tea Party and then the Port Act of 1774. The British, not unlike the clowns in power right now, from Mr $100.00 a pound Wagyu beef himself on down to the corrupt Dodd and Fwank, to the traitorous Henry "extremus nostrilus" Waxman, forced the issue to the point where Congress met and Patrick Henry spoke. Reflect on his words and see if they do not resonate in America today:

"Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne. [Not unlike Obummer and Company laughing at the Tea Party] In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free -- if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending -- if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!

They tell us, sir, that we are weak -- unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed [the dream of Democrats everywhere], and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of the means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable -- and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come!

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, "Peace! Peace!" -- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!" Patrick Henry - March 23, 1775

Isn't it odd that we have beseeched Congress, made our voices heard, marched on DC not once, not twice, but THREE times, filed lawsuits, raised hell at Townhalls, and still we had Porkzilla rammed down our throats, still we had bailouts, Cash for Clunkers, ObummerKare, and now they're considering Crap and Tax, which will cripple our economy AND raise our utility costs, with Amnesty for Illegals and a Value Added Tax on the way! Is this not as it was in America in 1771-1775? History repeats itself only the tyrants are on our soil working everyday to oppress us as they pass laws that THEY think are what is BEST for us, as though we're children who need to be led around by the nose. The Gunny states that while liberals are stupid spoiled children who need that, the rest of us do not.



  1. Another Great post Gunny!
    History really does repeat itself. Due mostly to the failure in public schools to teach history as it actually happened. The conditions you describe from 1771 to 1775 are eerily similar to what we have currently in Washington D.C.

    "Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction." -Thomas Jefferson

  2. Similar conditions also occurred in Texas. Had Santa Ana treated Texas with all the privileges associated with being a state, Texas might have been part of Mexico. But no, Santa Ana viewed himself as the Napoleon of the West, and overruled the constitution of Mexico. His error was finally explained to him at San Jacinto.

  3. rikdergis,

    GREAT quote by Jefferson. Many Americans HAVE lose their way and forgotten their God-given rights.

  4. Pack Rat,

    Yes, it was explained in GREAT DETAIL to Santa Ana by those Texicans. Didn't Santa Ana try to hide in women's clothing? He might have been pone of Bonnie Fwank's ancestors!

  5. There are conflicting stories, but the most beievable one is that he tried dressing as a private, but that was undone when several soldiers began exclaiming "El Presidente".

  6. Pack Rat,

    That's funny. He did not even have the nerve to face the music in his legit uniform. He was SO MUCH like liberals today.

  7. Words that some cannot understand:

    These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated Thomas Paine, The Crisis

  8. They Are A Trojan Horse
    And I'm afraid 11/08 the citizenry brought them in the gates.
    Be they Marxist, socialist, fellow traveller, useful idiots or just idealistic with no thought process to where their idealism was going to take us, they all worked against the people of the land, their constitution and their freedoms.
    To this day they work for the ideoloeies of foreign dictators. That they plot the downfall of the United States is not only supposed but has been vocalized by many on the "left".
    Their every step is treason. Stated, they care nothing about the Constitution and legislate in flagrant violation of same.
    What they have done and what they are doing is everything to bring about the downfall.
    They have dumbed down our public school system to the point today's college graduates not only have less than an 1899 8th Grade education but they never learned to think "outside the box."
    The subversives thumb their nose at the laws of immigration and the American people.
    They destroy relations with our closest allies.
    They dismantle our defensive postures around the world.
    They defund and demoralize the military.
    They exhibit weakness in front of our enemies.
    They are well on the way to bankrupting our nation and leaving us at the mercy of a world that is not our friend.
    The outcome will be fatal if they are not stopped.
    We are infiltrated by illegals, gangsters and terrorists because of failure to enforce our laws.
    There will be a catastrophic event stranding a goodly portion of our military in foreign countries.
    Russia, who covets Alaska, will cross the Bering Strait. They have been making claims lately, anyone notice?
    Russia, or China, will use Venezuela as a staging point to advance up the isthmus, through Mexico and into the Southwest.
    What I do not understand is this:
    Every man and woman in the military, from Private or Seaman to Admiral and General, every one has sworn the oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Right now we have both. We have 535 people in Washington DC, each of whom swore the same oath, violating that oath daily. When will there be someone step up and defend the Constitution?
    Or does no one take seriously the oath any more?

  9. Pack Rat, Gunny

    An excellent tome on the Texas Revolution is, "A Time To Stand" by Walter Lord.
    Available at Amazon
    In it Lord describes the Battle of San Jacinto.
    Sam Houston had his scout, Deaf Smith, burn the bridges behind the Texican Army.
    Santa Ana did, indeed, try to pass himself off as a peon but was 'given up' by his own soldiers.

  10. Buck,

    Great question and I'm sure that much of the military sides with us on this but unfortunately, out of the 535 pols, many of them are lowlife self-serving scumbags.

  11. Buck,

    A powerful motivator to kick ass when you have no line of retreat! haha. I'll check it out in the library.

  12. One of the features of the Battle of San Jacinto was Mexican soldiers proclaiming "Me no Goliad, me no Alamo" in hopes of surviving.

  13. Really great post Gunny,
    It certainly reminds me of things today!
    A Democrat governor was on Fox and Friends this morning.(Can't remember his name, but a well known man) He said that the tea party wasn't all that impressive (paraphrased) That only about a thousand showed up at various rallies lately, but the media keeps playing them up. He said he could call for a rally for puppy dogs and get more than the tea partiers.
    Also, Chicago is begging for National Guard, crime is so bad there. I think it was 117 murders since January.The police can't keep up with the crime, but don't want the Guard because they might not worry about civil rights.
    Mexicans marching for rights in Phoenix, calling for an invasion of Arizona. Some of them waving communist flags, others the Mexican flag.
    The dems crying over the Governor trying to inforce the law. The "commander in chief", making her the criminal.
    Something is going to give, and it won't be pretty!!

  14. The gov on Fox is full of dog squeeze and he knows it. Fox should have called him on it, I would have.

    Posse Commitatus keeps the guard from coming in unless the area is under Martial Law and there has to be a reason for it.

    The Dummycrats have been playing the racial "divide and conquer" game since the 60's and are now reaping the whirlwind. I hope Arizona stands tall on this, they're being murdered down there and Obummer could care less, he just cares about his date nights with Ol Lead Bottom.

  15. Oh yeah I loved the "extremus nostrilus". Gave me a much needed laugh.
    Also, in your reply, Loved "Ol lead bottom." both are great observations.

  16. Nanna,

    Ol Nostrilus disgusts me. He is the one who facilitated the aid that Code Pink sent to the terrorists fighting the Marines in Fallujah.

    He is a traitor and I would spit in his face.

  17. Pack Rat
    It has been a number of years since I read about San Jacinto but I do believe Sam Houston had to order the stop of killing of Mexican soldiers. The Texicans were really fired up and pissed off.

  18. Gunny:

    I would argue about Posse Comatatus. I believe that law prevents the Army from AMERICAN civil disturbances.
    I can't see how it would prevent putting the Guard, the Army, Navy, Marines or Air Force on the border to protect out country from an Invasion of illegal aliens.
    I lived in the "Barrio" in Fort Worth and I know that nearly every illegal spends his first pay check (or two) in the purchase of a pistola. Pistola of choice being a 9mm Llama. So it doesn't sound like too much of an invasion. But just think of 12-20 Million armed illegal aliens entrenched in OUR country. Kinda makes a formidable force. Even if armed with nothing more than 12-20 Million pistolas...

  19. Gunny, the sheeple love their creature comforts. they have given up their liberty for government chains. the free ride is more important than freedom.

    our founding fathers were right. the people have traded what was paid for on blood and sacrifice for the "safety" of bigbrother. unfortunately they are taking us down with them.

    Arizona is correct. they are protecting themselves from the invasion that our so called leaders are aiding and abetting. the president of mexico stated he would protect illegal mexicans in our nation no matter what. our government is NOT protecting this nation.

    why are these pols betraying us? do they not know our history?

    you should send a copy of this to Congress. title it to king george from the American people.

  20. Buck
    Did you ever go to Joe T Garcia's?

    Ride the Leonard's "subway"?

    Eat out on East Rosedale?

  21. The sock puppet muslim in chief usurper.

    We laugh at the ventriloquist's dummy, but what do you do when the dummy is President of the United States of America ?"

    Wall Street Journal Sizes up Obama - They've Got Him Figured Out
    A "deadly" article regarding Obama, at the Wall Street Journal, which today is the most widely circulated newspaper in America ..
    Article from the Wall Street Journal - by Eddie Sessions:

    Being completely rid of the osamabinobama is what is best for America.

  22. ZERO who used the CRA, freddie and fannie to destroy the US economy back in 2006 just to call the jig card in order to get elected back in 08 and has done ZERO since immaculatiuon had to call the hoe and sallyvitros (aka race) card again begging for votes and now promising to finally deliver on the change and hope they thought they bought the first time around.
    I think this time they know he's nothing but a pig in a poke and no matter how much lipstick you put on it an aa jig in a poke is still a PIGHOG, just ask Justin Wilson.

  23. Did 'em all.
    Joe T's was more a tourist attraction, like Billy Bob's than it was local.
    Leonard Subway is long gone. Along with Leonard Brothers and Everbodys
    Best Bar-B-Q in Fort Worth was Little John's on East Rosedale and...dang. About 2 blocks from Riverside Drive. Next to I-35

  24. Thanks Buck,

    I went to Joe T's before it was a tourist attraction, when it was in a frame building with pictures of Jimmy stewart and John Connaly on the wall. Haven't lived in the area for 30 years or so, just visit every few years or so

  25. Buck

    One more memory from the past in Ft Worth.

    It was called "Bill Martin's Third Edition"

    West side of town, I think.