Stratford High School Principal Resigns

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 07 Jan 2004 13:00:00 GMT
From this thread:
"John Ashcroft recused himself from the Justice Department probe of the White House leak of a CIA agent's identity. He knows a little about spying. Thanks to him, America is a government of the peephole, by the peephole, and for the peephole." -- BadgerVet

# From the Brady Bunch'es NRA Leaders page on Jeff Cooper:

"...the consensus is that no more than five to ten people in a hundred who die by gunfire in Los Angeles are any loss to society. These people fight small wars amongst themselves. It would seem a valid social service to keep them well-supplied with ammunition." -- Cooper's Corner, Guns and Ammo
"Already a couple of the faithful have sent in checks for a foundation memorial to the innocents who perished at the hands of the ninja at Waco. ... I have been criticized by referring to our federal masked men as "ninja" ... [L]et us reflect upon the fact that a man who covers his face shows reason to be ashamed of what he is doing. A man who takes it upon himself to shed blood while concealing his identity is a revolting perversion of the warrior ethic. It has long been my conviction that a masked man with a gun is a target. I see no reason to change that view." -- Cooper's Commentaries
"It is certainly difficult to render a calm and compassionate view of our current system of justice. After a legal friend of ours had his car trashed on the street, apparently just for kicks, he suggested that the proper solution to our inner city problem might be the mass drowning of street punks. Every month in a different big city we should sew up a thousand of them in a huge sack and dump it into the Mississippi. Such ideas may appear fanciful, but the decent people of this country are increasingly driven against the wall. ... While the federal ninja drive around in their black uniforms and face masks, we note that they never seem to bother the street gangs." -- Cooper's Commentaries
Ted Nugent:
On the Confederate Flag: "Those politically correct motherfuckers can take the flag down but I am going to wear it forever." -- The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
John Lott:
"Allowing teachers and other law-abiding adults to carry concealed handguns in schools would not only make it easier to stop shootings in progress, it could also help deter shootings from ever occurring." -- The Wall Street Journal
" we try to protect Iraqis and ensure the safety of our troops, we must ask: Is it really clear that our soldiers are better off by attempting to disarm Iraqi citizens? To the extent that guns are banned and law-abiding citizens disarmed, the jobs for our soldiers actually become more difficult." -- New York Post
Marion Hammer:
"We don't want government to know who has the guns. If the government knows who has guns and where to find them, they can ban them and then confiscate them." -- Miami Herald
I sent the following:
Subject: Thank you for the great quotes
From: "Bill St. Clair" <>
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2004 20:32:17 -0500

Wow! What a wonderful collection of patriotic quotes you've collected at! Keep up the good work!

-Bill St. Clair

# Astronomy Picture of the Day - Spirit Pan from Gusev Crater - A mosaic panorama from Spirit Rover's camera on Mars. There's also a red-green 3D View Toward Sleepy Hollow and Red Mars from Spirit. [grabbe]

# Bruce Smith of Associated Press at The San Francisco Chronicle - Principal at drug-raid high school in S.C. resigns - George McCrackin, the principal of Stratford High School, has resigned. Stratford High was the location of the pigfest I reported on November 8. [smith2004]

The Rev. Jesse Jackson led hundreds through the streets of nearby North Charleston last month in protest. The civil rights leader, a South Carolina native, said McCrackin helped orchestrate the raid.

"It's obvious he was encouraged to step down because he has lost his moral authority to direct the parents and children," Jackson said Monday. "He cannot be a scapegoat, however. He is just one actor in this scheme that humiliated and violated the children."

# Russell Whitaker - ...and while I'm ranting about tobacco-related issues - Russell encounters an anti-smoking nazi at a Target store, and manages the situation with aplomb. Bravo! [smith2004]

# Linda S. Heard at Gulf News - Travel advisory: Skip the US - amen. [grabbe]

Those determined souls who finally make it to the "Land of the Free" could be subjected to interrogation and fingerprinting depending on their nationality. Most Middle-Easterners are already forced to suffer this indignity upon arrival as, we mustn't forget - and we are certainly not allowed to forget - 19 Arabs were involved in 9/11 .

Starting January 5, travellers requiring visas to enter the US will be photographed and fingerprinted, including Brazilians, a rule which has outraged a Brazilian judge.

"I consider the act absolutely brutal, threatening human rights, violating human dignity, xenophobic and worthy of the worst horrors committed by the Nazis," said Federal Judge Julier Sebastiao da Silva while demanding that retaliatory measures be implemented against Americans entering Brazil.


That's it then. If I've left my heart in San Francisco, it will just have to fend for itself. While the US issues travel advisories like confetti urging Americans not to travel to just about everywhere on the planet, by its own admission it is one of the most targeted countries on earth. The US has the right to protect its citizens but the rest of us have the right to cross it off our travel itineraries for 2004.

Why anyone who isn't obliged to visit the US would voluntarily put up with uncertainty, hours or even days of airport lounges, invasion of privacy and imposed indignities on arrival, let alone the possibility that Ridge's warnings will materialise is beyond comprehension.

According to General Tommy Franks, who led the invasion of Iraq, if the US was attacked again suffering mega casualties, the Constitution will likely be put aside in favour of a military government.

In the December edition of a men's lifestyle magazine entitled Cigar Aficionado, Franks warns: "If that happens, the western world, the free world loses what it cherishes most and that is freedom and liberty...". The travelling public might be forgiven for believing it already has.


Until the US once again respects international laws and treaties, refrains from threatening sovereign nations, closes the shutters on Guantanamo, pulls out of Iraq and once again becomes an honest mediator between Israelis and Palestinians, its enemies will multiply and its friends might well decide to take a rain check on Disneyland.

# Mannsfield (Ohio) News Journal - Gun-toter has 'Liberty' on his side - pretty good coverage, for a mainstream newspaper, of Hunter's Liberty Round Table association. [smith2004]

Group's mission

According to the Web site,, the mission of the Liberty Round Table is to "eradicate institutionalized aggression."

The group espouses the philosophy "the initiation of the use of force is wrong, but will always be a part of the human condition. What we, the Knights of Non-Aggression, have pledged our Lives, Fortunes, and Sacred Honors to strive against are the twin misperceptions that such aggression is acceptable when perpetrated by groups and that such aggression is necessary for the maintenance of a stable social order. All initiation of force against the unwilling is immoral and tyrannical -- no matter how impassioned and seemingly laudable its justifications, nor whether it is called "democracy," "communism," "fascism" or "totalitarianism."

A Knight of Non-Aggression is a person committed to fighting institutionalized aggression, who has taken the following oath:p
"I swear, by my life and my love of It, to fight against all forms of tyranny. I recognize that the enabling idea that underlies and sustains tyranny is the idea that the socially organized and institutionalized initiation of the use of force against non-consenting and unwilling people can be justified, is desirable, and must be given sanction in order to avoid chaos. I further recognize that no lasting liberty can be achieved until the falsehood of this idea is widely known and pledge my life, my fortune, and my sacred honor to exposing this falsehood.

"To this battle I will turn my creative energy, I will give my time and I will devote my very being, while never allowing my self, my efforts or my cause to become the aggressor, never conceding the premise of the enemy by becoming the enemy."

# Claire Wolfe at Liberty Round Table Discuss - Thank you for your article about Hunter - a letter to the Mannsfield Journal about the article above. Copied in its entirety below: [lrtdiscuss]

Dear News Journal:

Thank you very much for your accurate and fair article describing how the friends of Jeff "Hunter" Jordan are coming to his defense after his arrest on concealed-carry charges. ("Gun-toter has 'Liberty' on his side")

I'm proud to be one of those friends. Hunter is truly one of the world's nice people -- a warm, dedicated, and loyal man who has been described as "a big teddy bear you could trust your children with." (And speaking of children, I understand that the much-publicized swords Hunter had in his possession when he was arrested were "Lord of the Rings" souvenir swords -- as sharp-edged as a spoon -- that he'd taken to Kansas to share with his little neices, who are total fans of the Rings trilogy.)

It was terrible seeing the initial news reports demonizing this bright, sweet, non-aggressive man as some kind of dangerous "lone nut with guns." It was outrageous of the troopers to plant suggestions that Hunter (an amateur radio buff and electronics technician) was carrying a "possible detonator," rather than an everyday electronic doodad similar to things toted around by nearly every computer geek. I don't understand why law enforcers felt the need to smear Hunter's reputation rather than check easily verifiable facts.

Hunter is definitely no nut. And I'm glad you're telling the world he's not alone. As you note in your article, the Liberty Round Table is ably spearheading support for Hunter. But many of us outside of the LRT are also rallying around Jeff Jordan. And he'd do the same for any of us if we were in his position.

I hope the people and the justice system of Ohio will remember one enormous, important thing -- that Jeff Jordan never hurt or threatened anyone. The "crime" he's accused of is something that's perfectly legal in his home state and most other states. Please don't send this excellent man and excellent friend of freedom to prison for a "crime" that didn't hurt a soul.

Claire Wolfe

# Tom Flocco - President Served Friday With Personal 9-11 RICO Complaint - for complicity in the death of Ellen Mariani's husband. Get out your grain of salt. The WebFairy 911 Memorial, referenced in this article, is interesting. Lots of videos and analysis.

Berg told "the multiple summonses and complaints were filed last week in Philadelphia; and they require an answer within 60 days," adding "we feel confident that we'll be successful, and that the evidence in this case is so strong, it will lead to the end of the Bush presidency."


Careful inspection of the video and photo evidence of the collapse of the twin towers--and particularly WTC Building 7--along with some important, early ground-breaking reporting by Christopher Bollyn of American Free Press, reveals that the buildings may have been destroyed by controlled demolition.

# Jeff Quinn at Gunblast - Pac-Lite .22 Lightweight Bull Barrels - replacement barrels for ruger .22 semi-auto pistols. Aluminum with a steel barrel liner. Accurate, and lighter than what Ruger ships. [gunblast]

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