Category Archives: Out of the Past…

Important Opinion, Editorial Commentary and historical features from the archives of the Federal Observer; circa 2001-2008.

PART 2 – When Injustice Takes Hold: Freedom – Liberty – Really???

In the Beginning

As I last asked, if an official swears to uphold the Constitution for the united States of America, your state’s constitution, and laws thereof, how the heck can they do so if they do not know the laws they must uphold?

I had a terrible thought that woke me after a couple of hours sleep. I have believed most of my life that America began because of people that wanted religious freedom and to escape the absolute rule of so-called “Royalty”. In reference to the latter, they wanted to be free of the “feudal system” of Europe.

In case one is not aware of the feudal system, it is such that the Royal family, the King and/or Queen, that is, own everything. The people – the peons – are but ‘tenants” upon the land. They are subject to whatever the ruler or rulers want of their production during the year or whenever. Continue reading

A Christmas Carol Was Not His Best Holiday Novel, Charles Dickens Thought

Marley’s ghost visits Scrooge. llustration by Arthur Rackham for a 1915 edition of A Christmas Carol.

In December 1845, Charles Dickens published a holiday story that quickly became a sensation among Victorian readers. Its first printing of 16,500 copies quickly sold out before the new year, then went into numerous reprints that affirmed its commercial appeal.

His well-received novel that year wasn’t A Christmas Carol, the tale that modern audiences consider his quintessential yuletide work, but The Cricket on the Hearth, a story few readers beyond diehard Dickens fans recognize today.

Dickens (1812–1870) might be surprised by how little Cricket and his other holiday stories besides A Christmas Carol are read. After publishing Carol in 1843, he produced four other Christmas novels in quick succession, deeming some of his handiwork even more appealing than his iconic account of Ebenezer Scrooge. Continue reading

Turner: Endangered Species Watch

Yowsa, Yowsa, Yowsa all you Cats and Chicks – it’s that time of the year again to remember the REAL reason for the Season. So, in order the set the records straight (even the 78’s) – we dig back into our archives (December 19, 2010) and review the words of the Great Cawinkydink – Louis Turner – his by God self. Will some readers be offended? Probably, but Sofa King what? I miss your wit – you Schmuck… and there is always a place for you here. ~ Goffaq Youseff, Publisher

Hot off the grill – it’s the endangered spotted Owl! Come one, come all to the great smorgasbord of dainty delights. Come and munch and watch the Communitarians scream with horror as we shatter the bones and chew the delicious morsels of meat that this endangered Owl has to offe

After beating the crap out of it with our Baseball bats, we’ll stuff it into a bun – after awl, it tastes jests lahks Chicken!

During these Holy Days, I encourage all of my readers to at least piss off thousands – if not millions of socialist idiots and commence munching on every endangered species available – regardless of age or condition of health: We are the Doctors – not the damn government.
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What Race Were the Greeks and Romans?

The evidence is clear — but often ignored

Recent films about ancient Greece such as Troy, Helen of Troy, and 300, have used actors who are of Anglo-Saxon or Celtic ancestry (e.g. Brad Pitt, Gerard Butler). Recent films about ancient Rome, such as Gladiator and HBO’s series Rome, have done the same (e.g. Russell Crowe). Were the directors right, from an historical point of view? Were the ancient Greeks and Romans of North European stock?

Most classical historians today are silent on the subject. For example, Paul Cartledge, a professor of Greek culture at Cambridge, writes about his specialty, Sparta, for educated but non-academic readers, yet nowhere that I can find does he discuss the racial origins of the Spartans. Some years ago I asked several classics professors about the race of the ancient Greeks only to be met with shrugs that suggested that no one knew, and that it was not something worth looking into. Today, an interest in the race of the ancients seems to be taken as an unhealthy sign, and any evidence of their Nordic origins discounted for fear it might give rise to dangerous sentiments. Continue reading

REDUX: The True Purpose Of The Civil War

Originally published September 30, 2012. It is more important today – to right the wrongs of misconception. ~ J.B.

Abraham Lincoln had lawfully been elected as President of the United States in November of 1860. Immediately following Lincoln’s election, with the knowledge of an impending bankruptcy on the part of the United States government due to the failure to pay debts with lawful money, the reluctance to finance more than its share of federal expenditures, and the ever-increasing antagonism against the institution of slavery, the Southern States seceded from the Union with the intention of forming their own nation.

The United States House of Representatives adjourned sine die [1] on March 2, 1861, and under parliamentary law, ceased to exist as a lawful deliberative body. An adjournment sine die closes the session, and if there is no provision for convening the assembly again, the adjournment dissolves the assembly.

Throughout his Presidency, Lincoln had always maintained that his main objective was to preserve the Union. Two days later, on March 4, 1861, Lincoln took office and in his first Inaugural Address stated (Continue reading complete lesson )

Willing Blindness and the Gradual Seduction to Evil

Publisher’s NOTE: What follows was the lead-off commentary on my Monday (July 10, 2017) edition of Life, Liberty & All That Jazz. What began was a great window into another era – but one from which we may learn an important lesson for today – a lesson ‘taught’ to us from beyond the grave from a not-yet 22 year old German patriot. The end result was a two hour broadcast, which wove its way in and out of this story – a story for all peoples – for all times. and… thank you Jesse for your introduction to her story… and mostly – to Sophie Scholl.  ~ J.B.

“I was satisfied that I wasn’t personally to blame and that I hadn’t known about those things. I wasn’t aware of the extent of the crimes.

But one day I went past the memorial plaque which had been put up for Sophie Scholl in Franz Josef Strasse, and I saw that she was born the same year as me, and she was executed the same year I started working for Hitler.

And at that moment I actually sensed that it was no excuse to be young, and that it would have been possible to find things out.” ~ Traudl Junge, Hitler’s Secretary

What is surprising is not that we are called to do so much, but rather, so little. Continue reading

How an American Indian Became Rich and Famous…

Sometimes not fighting the system, but rather, keeping a low profile and having a good cover story works out better for some…

The following story was told to me many years ago by my downstairs neighbor John Moon. I was a young child then. Johnny’s principles of survival and success have always stayed with me and formed a vital part of my own personality. I would like to share them with you. Hopefully you can use these ideas to prosper.

As a little kid, around the time of World War Two, I lived with my grandma in an apartment building inhabited by many entertainers. There was the family headed by a gypsy violinist, a famous magician, and a whole bunch of radio script writers. Everyone in our building what we then called ‘show business personalities.’ There were Vaudeville act families who used to do one night stands on stages throughout the English speaking world, radio announcers, and some strip tease “artists.” Continue reading

After the Confederates, Who’s Next?

Union General William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea

On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman’s troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah.

Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois.

By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia’s capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And “Uncle Billy” Sherman was a liberator. Continue reading

Experts discover ‘Christopher Columbus’ anchor at Caribbean shipwreck site

Experts have used a “space treasure map” to make a remarkable discovery in the Caribbean — a centuries-old anchor believed to be from one of Christopher Columbus’ ships.

Analysis of the anchor, which was found off the Turks and Caicos islands, reveals that it dates to between 1492 and 1550. The overall size of the anchor and its estimated weight of between 1,200 and 1,500 pounds indicates that it was a “bower” anchor from a 300-ton vessel, the typical size of a Columbus-era ship. (Read complete story on Metropolis Café…)

April Is Confederate History Month, but…

… the gutless will never proclaim it!

February was black history month and if you are like me, you heard about it until it was coming out your ears. The “fake news” media never ceased to deliver unto us some little tidbit that had to do with some aspect of black history. And it didn’t all cease on the 28th of the month either.

April is Confederate History Month and I’d be willing to bet you haven’t heard the first word about it from the “fake news” media. This is one of those things that they, in their unending wisdom, have deemed you don’t need to know anything about and so the MSM will do as much as possible to make sure you remain totally unaware of this. It’s called “selective reporting 101.” Continue reading

America First is based upon Traditional Heritage

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Accurate history is the first causality in any establishment account of events and their significance. When the fundamental chronicles of national heritage is purged and supplanted with a total reversal of the nature of America’s essence, the public is browbeaten into adopting a phony and destructive departure from traditional values and purpose. The intense disparaging of the America First Committee and their vigorous defense of the Originalist Perspective for a non-interventionist foreign policy was a profound departure from constitutional restraint and limited Presidential authority.

The imperial tyranny Franklin “Demigod” Roosevelt schemed for years to break the honored tradition going back to Washington and Adams of avoiding entangling alliances. He and his Marxist friends were so eager to expand the power of the Presidency and to enlarge their collectivist grip on society that involving the country in another foreign war became a cause of grandness obsession. Continue reading

One of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers has died

Joe Hosteen Kellwood died Monday at the age of 95. He is one of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers

Joe Hosteen Kellwood died Monday at the age of 95. He is one of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers

Navajo Nation officials announced on Tuesday the passing of Joe Hosteen Kellwood, who died Monday at the age of 95 at Phoenix Veterans Hospital.

Born in Steamboat Canyon, Arizona on August 20, 1921, Kellwood served in the 1st Marine Division during World War II, in the Pacific theater, as a Navajo Code Talker.

The group of more than 300 Navajo men transmitted coded messages in their native language, which was impossible for Japanese combatants to break.

Today, there are less than 20 of these veterans left. Continue reading

The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia

How America’s biggest banks took part in a nationwide bid-rigging conspiracy – until they were caught on tape

Illustration by Victor Juhasz

Illustration by Victor Juhasz

Editor’s NOTE: What you are about to read is just over four years old – but it could have been written last night. What Taibbi published back in the Fall of 2012 is the story of Wall Street and Politics for ALL time. Small time players go to jail while the BIG crooks laugh and pour another snifter of Cognac in celebration. We are now into the final months of the 2016 (S)election season and these same Wall Street shysters are committing the same fraud on behalf of at least one of the Presidential candidates – much of it through HER Foundation – along with her Foreign Donors.

Change the dates if you wish – the beat goes on… To the wicked go the Spoils! ~ J.B. (Read FULL Story)

The Bosses of the Senate

“This cartoon by Joseph Keppler, who was the, both the editor and main cartoonist for Puck, which became one of, a very popular satirical weeklies in the post-Civil War period, expresses a general public discontent and concern about the growing impact and power of large businesses in the United States in the Gilded Age, particularly as this indicates, by businesses that have become monopolies in one way or another, and their control over the political process.

The_Bosses_of_the_Senate_by_Joseph_KepplerThis is the period of time when the Senate is beginning to be conceived of as a millionaire’s club, it’s not quite called that yet, but it’s getting there, and certainly the sort of power and influence of business has become palatable.
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The 14th Amendment Does NOT Grant Citizenship to Foreigners Born in the U.S.

14th-amendmentLiberals and anti-Constitution residents of the U.S. don’t understand the purpose of the 14th Amendment. But the Amendment’s author was pretty clear about its purpose. The inconvenient truth is that the 14th Amendment does not and never has granted U.S. citizenship to foreigners born in the United States.

The 14th Amendment is one of the most misunderstood, and most cited amendment among all of the amendments in litigation in the United States. Its author, Senator Jacob Howard (R-MI), wrote quite clearly the purpose of the law’s scope when he introduced it… Continue reading

REDUX: Soros-connected Vote-counting Firm Expands in U.S.

Soros is no ones friend. This Billionaire killed his own Jewish neighbors in Hungary in WWII. His name was Schwartz. ~ Ed.

lock-vote_sorosA Spanish vote-tabulation firm with ties to billionaire globalist George Soros is purchasing software to give it greater power over the voting in U.S. elections.

In a press release under a Barcelona and Tampa, Florida dateline, Scytl announced… Continue reading