Debunking the Myth of “National Unity”: Northern Opposition to Lincoln’s War

Stories of many abolishionsts in Boston during the civil war era, like Charles Sumner

Think secession! It is a step in the right direction. — jtl, 419

By Thomas DiLorenzo

When the Washington Post reviewed Martin Scorsese’s movie “The Gangs of New York,” which included a reasonably-accurate portrayal of the 1863 New York City draft riots (see Iver Bernstein, The New York City Draft Riots), the Post’s reviewer expressed astonishment upon learning that such an event had occurred.  “We were all taught in school that there was national unity during the Civil War,” he opined.

Of course, there is never “national unity” about anything, especially war, democratic politics being what it is.  When is the last time you heard of a unanimous vote expressing national unity in the U.S. Congress about anything?  Even the vote to declare war on Japan after Pearl Harbor was not unanimous.

The myth of national unity during the “Civil War” was invented and cultivated by the…

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Five Common Mistakes Made When Feeding A Horse

There are many horses here on the farm that are too fat, others look Ribby..lots of grass now, less hay, people should cut back on grain, especially sweet feed. Supplement only if they look like it’s working for them, or making a difference


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In my travels as a certified FeedMaster™ equine nutrition specialist I visited 100s of horse farms.  I witnessed over and over some simple “mistakes” that horse owners make that really can impact their horse’s health and the value of their nutrition program.  99% of the time it was due to lack of knowledge therefore I thought I would share some insight that I have learned to be true on this subject.

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‘I Stand With Phil’ Petition Links Restored on Twitter

See? We don’t have to take their shit. We can shove it right back at them. This could get to be “habit forming.” Ou rah! — jtl, 419

By Michael Mullins via  

“I stand with Phil” petition links have been restored on Twitter after supporters of the “Duck Dynasty” patriarch, Phil Robertson, claimed the social media site purposely blocked the website for political reasons.

Earlier in the week, Twitter users attempting to post links to the “I stand with Phil” petition website were prevented from doing so, receiving messages that the content they were posting contained malware or that the site was spam.

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Books by Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsThe Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits.  Click here to buy the paperback version from the FlyoverPress aStore.

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“Eastern Black Swallowtail Caterpillar” (By: Michele Babcock-Nice)

soon to be butterflies!


In our garden this week, we noticed several Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillars (Papilio polyxenes).  They are beautiful!  I counted one dozen of them feeding on the parsley plants in our garden.  And, with one dozen of them eating those plants, their food supply is diminishing quickly!

At first upon seeing these caterpillars, I thought they might be those of the Anise Swallowtail, however I have never seen that type of swallowtail in the eastern part of the United States.  The Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillar, however, is quite similar to the Anise Swallowtail caterpillar (Papilio zelicaon), and can be easily deceiving in potentially confusing them with each other.

I am thrilled to have observed and photographed these caterpillars this week on our parsley plants, especially because birds, spiders, and/or wasps often prey on various caterpillars in our yard before they become adult butterflies or moths.  It was a…

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good day, I made it home with family…


Spring has sprung, and Easter is again upon us!  There is much to be thankful for in celebrating another Easter – Christ’s ultimate sacrifice in giving his life for us, dying a horrible death beyond words and resurrecting his spirit for us.  Jesus is the God who continually forgives our sins and is our ultimate savior, unable to be replaced by anyone or anything.  And, though there are many things in our world by which we may attempt to replace our Creator, what it all comes down to in the end is that God is the ‘be all and the end all,’ the first and the last, the alpha and the omega. 

So, while many of us are spending additional time at church during this Easter season, reflecting, praying, and meditating on Jesus and his life, death, and resurrection, we must always remember that we are all His children.  With…

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