Feel-Good Friday

Speaking of the Outer Banks, a researcher at the Florida Museum of Natural History began the quest to find the origins of wild ponies in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina.

The findings were amazing, and shed light on the history of the ponies.

Wild feral horses have roamed freely across an island off the coast of Maryland and Virginia for hundreds of years, but exactly how they got there has remained a mystery. Now, ancient DNA extracted from a 16th century tooth suggest that the old folk tales claiming that horses were marooned on Assateague following a Spanish shipwreck are likely true.

An abandoned Caribbean colony unearthed centuries after it had been forgotten and a case of mistaken identity with the tooth—long thought to be from a cow—have conspired to rewrite the history of that barrier island 1,000 miles away.

We were watching a documentary of this last week and it was fascinating.

Those seemingly unrelated threads were woven together when Nicolas Delsol, a postdoctoral researcher at the Florida Museum of Natural History, set out to analyze ancient DNA recovered from cow bones found in archaeological sites. Delsol wanted to understand how cattle were domesticated in the Americas, and the genetic information preserved in centuries-old teeth held the answer. But they also held a surprise.

The specimen’s surprise wasn’t revealed until Delsol compared its DNA with that of modern horses from around the world. Given that the Spanish brought their horses from the Iberian Peninsula in southern Europe, he expected horses still living in that region would be the closest living relatives of the 500-year-old Puerto Real specimen.

According to the research, the Spaniards were responsible for moving the ponies into Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina.

Judge Rules What We Already Knew

A Virginia Circuit Court judge has found Virginia’s mail-n ballot law, where late ballots without postmarks would be counted, is illegal. Congratulations judge, you’re two months too late.

Virginia Circuit Court Judge William Eldridge said that Virginia’s mail-in ballot rule violated state elections law and issued an injunction preventing the state from adopting the rule for future elections, the Daily Caller reported. The judge’s decision was announced by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a legal group representing Frederick County electoral board member Thomas Reed in his case against the state mail-in ballot law.

“This is a big win for the Rule of Law,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. “This consent decree gives Mr. Reed everything he requested – a permanent ban on accepting ballots without postmarks after Election Day and is a loss for the Virginia bureaucrats who said ballots could come in without these protections.”

Big deal. The Democrats will just cheat in the next election – and every election after that – because they got away with it in 2020. The concept that America still has free and fair elections is a pipedream. Voting is a wasted effort in this country, because we will never overcome the rampant fraud.

The result is that none of the contested ballots were counted in the November election and Judge Eldridge’s final ruling siding with Reed over the Virginia elections board will not change the outcome.

So none of this matters. No one was charged with wrongdoing, and no one will be removed, fined, or censored. Of course the Virginia Board of Elections ruling was illegal, but they implemented it anyway. This November, they will implement another illegal policy, and they will be told it’s illegal in January 2022, when it’s too late. Again.

The South Will Rise Fall Again

While attempting to topple Virginia’s Portsmouth Confederate Monument, a protester – likely from Antifa or Black Lives Matter – was struck on the head by a falling statue.

A demonstrator in Virginia sustained a severe head wound after a Confederate statue toppled on top of him Wednesday.

The Black Lives Matter chapter associated with the destruction of the Portsmouth statue identified the man who was injured as Chris Green. Green was allegedly moving people out of the way when the statue landed on him.

The demonstrator in his 30s was reportedly hit so hard by the sculpture that his skull became exposed.

The local authorities should file charges against the rioters who toppled the statues and nearly killed this man. If the man succumbs to his injuries, the police department should at least consider involuntary manslaughter, since their reckless actions caused this tragedy.

So Long, Virginia; You Had A Nice Run

Virginia, home to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe, just passed a gun control bill through the House of Delegates. It severely limits the citizens’ Second Amendment rights, as well as their overall freedom.

The Virginia House of Delegates passed a package of gun control proposals Tuesday on a near party line vote.

The proposal passed the House 51-48, with all Republicans, and several Democrats voting against the bill. The legislation includes a ban on the sale of several firearms defined as “assault weapons,” including the popular AR-15.

Virginia residents who currently own these types of firearms will not be forced to participate in a mandatory buyback program as had initially been considered by state Democrats. However, the bill gives the state government the authority to confiscate certain types of ammunition that are considered “high capacity.”

Hey Northam, come and take them, you blackface wearing, KKK supporting piece of garbage.

To their credit, a number of surrounding counties declared themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuary Cities,” but the rest of the state must abide by this grievously unconstitutional law. Your move, Virginia residents. Will you live under tyranny, or will you pull up stakes and relocate to America?

The Devil Came Down To Virginia

A Virginia family spent their first night in their new home battling a strung-out woman with blue hair. Wow, the Welcome Committees in the south go a little overboard.

A female suspect who was naked and with blue hair in a ponytail broke into the family’s home and refused to leave, telling them: “I’m the devil,” WRIC reported.

The dad of the family fired 39 “warning shots” at the intruder, but she was undeterred. A brawl broke out between the woman and the family – including the 12-year-old son.

Instead of reloading your pistol three times, maybe just shoot her in the face and be done with it?

Punches and furniture were reportedly thrown about. The fight ended after the 12-year-old shoved a wrench into the intruder’s neck.

Wow, that’s awesome! If nothing else, the 12-year old should be living off PlayStation, candy, and ice cream for the next few months.