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  • Confederate Yankee is closed. Update your Bookmarks and RSS feeds
    on Nov 3, 2011 in Blogs
    Mike McDaniel is now blogging at Stately McDaniel Manor. I am at my own self- named blog. Thanks!...
  • Ave Atque Vale!
    on Oct 31, 2011 in Blogs
    Halloween has come, and with it, my final post on what has been my blogging home--and my first blog--here at CY. My most grateful thanks to all of you who have taken the time to read us. I'll very much...
  • The Volt Reaches New Lows
    on Oct 27, 2011 in Tech
    Are regular readers know, I've been following the misfortunes of the Chevy Volt and similar vehicles for some time. My latest update is at my new site--Stately McDaniel Manor--and discusses GM and the Administration's ridiculous spin about the Volt's...
  • Traffic Tickets and You
    on Oct 23, 2011 in Crime
    An article I wrote about the plight of a Florida man who flashed his headlights at oncoming motorists to warn them about the a speed trap and was ticketed for his trouble is now up at Pajamas Media. The good...
  • Unexpected Opportunity
    on Oct 22, 2011 in Culture
    Now and then, God places us where we need to be. It's not always a welcome or happy thing, but upon reflection, it's right--of course. As it has many times in a long and eventful life, it happened again to...
  • Quick Takes: October 20, 2011
    on Oct 19, 2011 in Quick Takes
    NOTE: This will be the final regular Thursday posting of "Quick Takes" here at CY. It has been grand! ITEM: Talk About Fast And Furious! Well, it had to happen eventually, didn't it? I'm speaking—of course—about a couple having sex...
  • A Letter From The Teacher: Wherefore School Sports?
    on Oct 17, 2011 in Education
    NOTE: This will be my final Letter From The Teacher education post on Confederate Yankee. I'll be cross posting this article to my new blog, and will continue my education writing there in a slightly different format, beginning Tuesday, October...
  • Death By Cultural Misunderstanding
    on Oct 16, 2011 in Politics
    "The Iranian terror plot: Why would Iran do it the way they allegedly did it?" So goes the title of an article by Allahpundit at Hot Air. It is representative of many, not only on the Internet, but across the...
  • The Literature Corner: Kill The Light, Hymie...
    on Oct 15, 2011 in Literature Corner
    This will be my final installment of the Literature Corner at Confederate Yankee. I'll continue it at Stately McDaniel Manner, cross posting this story, and adding new stories beginning in November. There is a classic scene from Mel Brooks’ Get...
  • For Everything There is a Season
    on Oct 14, 2011 in Blogs
    Confederate Yankee started with what was to be a one-off post on a hastily set-up Blogspot blog. That was posted Nov. 5, 2004. I sent an email to Glenn Reynolds, he linked it, and the very first blog entry I...
  • Lanny Davis Arrives to Spin Gunwalker
    on Oct 13, 2011 in Crime
    You can gauge how serious a political crisis is by who the people under fire bring in to shore up their defenses. Clintonista Lanny Davis, who represented former President Bill Clinton during his impeachment, has now stepped up to issue...
  • Quick Takes, October 13, 2011
    on Oct 12, 2011 in Quick Takes
    ITEM: Technology Waits For No Man: The rotary (Wankel) engine always held great promise. Small and lightweight for it's power output, for a time it seemed a viable alternative to its more conventional brethren. Mazda, alone among the automakers, expl...
  • This Is A Parody--Right?
    on Oct 11, 2011 in Politics
    Well, now they've done it, and the United States is fighting back with every tool at its disposal: 1) The United States "…will use the plot to marshal international pressure…" against those responsible. 2) Attorney General Eric Holder s...
  • Welcome to PoopStock
    on Oct 10, 2011
    Here's all you need to know about the temper tantrum known as the "Occupy" movement, as a disgusting Occupy Wall Street denizen defecates on a NYPD car. The photo seems verboten in the U.S. mainstream media that is cheering heavily...
  • Useful Idiots, Part II
    on Oct 10, 2011 in Culture
    "Revolution, man!" "Yeah, like anarchy, man!" "We're gonna take it back from the fat cats, man!" "Power to the people!" A bad LSB flashback to the 60s? Unfortunately, no. I refer to the "Occupy Wall Street...
  • A Letter From The Teacher: Is Teaching A Profession?
    on Oct 10, 2011 in Education
    Anytown High School, Any State, USA To: Bob, My Most Steamed Colleague From: Mr. English Teacher Re: Is Teaching A Profession? Dear Bob: I read a column the other day wherein the author was spouting the usual thoughtless rhetoric: teaching...
  • The Literature Corner: Desperate Love
    on Oct 8, 2011 in Literature Corner
    One common problem that drives police officers crazy is domestic violence. There are few people more despised by the police than those who harm children or women—maybe people who hurt animals—but the situation is often not as clear-cut as some...
  • Holder vs White House: Who Is Accountable?
    on Oct 7, 2011 in Media
    Game on....
  • Could Obama Administration Officials Face Life in Prison or Death Penalty Charges for Gunwalker?
    on Oct 6, 2011 in Crime
    Allegations are that the Obama Administration had gun-walking operations in at least 10 cities in 5 states, including the Midwest and East Coast states. The operations were not feeding weapons just to cartels, but street gangs, contributing to the mu...
  • A Hilariously Unscientific Poll
    on Oct 6, 2011 in Politics
    Consider this scenario: You have been told, at least five weeks in a row, by memo—memos it is your job to read and act upon—that something very wrong is happening. You do nothing, and things blow up in everyone's face....