A rare breed, a true Native Floridian, whose family has lived out in more rural parts of the state for many generations and continues to do so. Known to be very self-sufficient by growing or hunting their own food and building their own homes. Not at all like what most people nowadays picture as a Floridian. A Florida Cracker is a true Southerner.

17 Nov 12 Why the GOP won’t challenge vote fraud | Fellowship of the Minds

Why the GOP won’t challenge vote fraud | Fellowship of the Minds.

The following is what the RNC and RSC, in the Consent Decree, agreed they would do:

[I]n the future, in all states and territories of the United States:

(a) comply with all applicable state and federal laws protecting the rights of duly qualified citizens to vote for the candidate(s) of their choice;

(b) in the event that they produce or place any signs which are part of ballot security activities, cause said signs to disclose that they are authorized or sponsored by the party committees and any other committees participating with the party committees;


16 Nov 12 Ben Franklin and General BetrayUs (Petraeus)

Dear General Petraeus,

“They don’t swell, they don’t tell, and they’re grateful as        hell.”

–a friend’s Synopsis of Ben      Franklin’s Advice on choosing a post-menopausal female Lover

Ben Franklin wrote the Letter appended below in 1745. A Man ahead      of his Times–though perhaps some Things never change. I am not      condoning Ben’s Approach, but you and your Colleagues would have      done well to heed his Advice and not compound poor Choices with      additional abysmal Choices.

Your affectionate Friend,


June 25, 1745

My dear Friend,

I know of no Medicine fit to diminish the violent natural      Inclinations you mention; and if I did, I think I should not      communicate it to you. Marriage is the proper Remedy. It is the      most natural State of Man, and therefore the State in which you      are most likely to find solid Happiness. Your Reasons against      entering into it at present, appear to me not well-founded. The      circumstantial Advantages you have in View by postponing it, are      not only uncertain, but they are small in comparison with that of      the Thing itself, the being married and settled. It is the Man and      Woman united that make the compleat human Being. Separate, she      wants his Force of Body and Strength of Reason; he, her Softness,      Sensibility and acute Discernment. Together they are more likely      to succeed in the World. A single Man has not nearly the Value he      would have in that State of Union. He is an incomplete Animal. He      resembles the odd Half of a Pair of Scissars. If you get a prudent      healthy Wife, your Industry in your Profession, with her good      Economy, will be a Fortune sufficient.

But if you will not take this Counsel, and persist in thinking a      Commerce with the Sex inevitable, then I repeat my former Advice,      that in all your Amours you should prefer old Women to young ones.      You call this a Paradox, and demand my Reasons. They are these:

1. Because as they have more Knowledge of the World and their      Minds are better stor’d with Observations, their Conversation is      more improving and more lastingly agreable.

2. Because when Women cease to be handsome, they study to be      good. To maintain their Influence over Men, they supply the      Diminution of Beauty by an Augmentation of Utility. They learn to      do a 1000 Services small and great, and are the most tender and      useful of all Friends when you are sick. Thus they continue      amiable. And hence there is hardly such a thing to be found as an      old Woman who is not a good Woman.

3. Because there is no hazard of Children, which irregularly      produc’d may be attended with much Inconvenience.

4. Because thro’ more Experience, they are more prudent and      discreet in conducting an Intrigue to prevent Suspicion. The      Commerce with them is therefore safer with regard to your      Reputation. And with regard to theirs, if the Affair should happen      to be known, considerate People might be rather inclin’d to excuse      an old Woman who would kindly take care of a young Man, form his      Manners by her good Counsels, and prevent his ruining his Health      and Fortune among mercenary Prostitutes.

5. Because in every Animal that walks upright, the Deficiency of      the Fluids that fill the Muscles appears first in the highest      Part: The Face first grows lank and wrinkled; then the Neck; then      the Breast and Arms; the lower Parts continuing to the last as      plump as ever: So that covering all above with a Basket, and      regarding2 only what is below the Girdle, it is impossible of two      Women to know an old from a young one. And as in the dark all Cats      are grey, the Pleasure of corporal Enjoyment with an old Woman is      at least equal, and frequently superior, every Knack being by      Practice capable of Improvement.

6. Because the Sin is less. The debauching a Virgin may be her      Ruin, and make her for Life unhappy.

7. Because the Compunction is less. The having made a young Girl      miserable may give you frequent bitter Reflections; none of which      can attend the making an old Woman happy.

8thly and Lastly They are so grateful!!

Thus much for my Paradox. But still I advise you to marry        directly; being sincerely Your affectionate Friend. Thus        much for my Paradox. But still I advise you to marry directly;        being sincerely Your affectionate Friend.

16 Nov 12 Communism

What exactly entitles the entitled? At least if they were communist they would work for their “redistribution”