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  • Glenn Beck: Remember the Alamo(Transcript)

    01/29/2009 1:05:17 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 39 replies · 1,285+ views
    The Glenn Beck Program ^ | January 29, 2009 | Glenn Beck
    Audio Available: GLENN: A lot of people call this program and they say, "No one's fighting, no one's listening to me, I'm tired, I'm alone, I can't do it anymore, I'm not willing, I'm going to unplug, this is hopeless, there are too many problems, the odds are stacked against us." Look at what's happening in the world. I've been doing a lot of thinking for the last month on this particular problem. Where is the hope? Where is the true belief, not, "Everything's going to work out." Where is the true belief that we're going to make it? Because...
  • Alamo sees return of David Crockett

    01/28/2009 3:19:24 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 574+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 01/28/2009 | Scott Huddleston
    David Crockett re-enlisted at the Alamo Wednesday afternoon. But despite having a famous name, he seemed a bit overwhelmed by the pomp and color of his re-enlistment ceremony in front of the Alamo Shrine, not to mention the visitors asking him to sign his autograph or pose for a quick photo. “I really didn’t expect all this,” said Crockett, whose full name is Staff Sgt. David O’Neal Crockett. After 14 years in the Army, Crockett, surrounded by about a 70 spectators, including a dozen soldiers, took his re-enlistment oath. He said he plans to serve about eight more years in...
  • Sad Anniversay: The Alamo falls to Mexican Army (March 06, 1836)

    03/06/2008 6:17:14 AM PST · by yankeedame · 36 replies · 1,534+ views
    "DAWN AT THE ALAMO" A painting hanging in the Texas State Capitol Building*. Ballad Of The Alamo by Marty Robbins In the southern part of Texas, in the town of San Antone, There's a fortress all in ruin that the weeds have overgrown. You may look in vain for crosses and you'll never see a one, But sometime between the setting and the rising of the sun, You can hear a ghostly bugle as the men go marching by; You can hear them as they answer to that roll call in the sky: Colonel Travis, Davy Crockett and a...
  • March 6..."Remember The Alamo!"

    03/06/2008 4:17:28 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 25 replies · 233+ views
    Texas Military Forces Museum ^ | March 6, 2008 | BG John C. Scribner
    One of the most gallant stands of courage and undying self-sacrifice which have come down through the pages of history is the defense of the Alamo, which is one of the priceless heritages of Texans. It was the battle-cry of "Remember the Alamo" that later spurred on the forces of Sam Houston at San Jacinto. Anyone who has ever heard of the brave fight of Colonel Travis and his men is sure to "Remember the Alamo." Besieged by Santa Anna, who had reached Bexar on February 23, 1836, Colonel William Barret Travis, with his force of 182, refused to surrender...
  • Women battled over fate of the Alamo's Long Barrack

    02/10/2008 11:44:12 AM PST · by Racehorse · 13 replies · 420+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 10 February 2008 | Scott Huddleston
    It's been 100 years since a feisty woman who stood 5-foot-3 began "the second battle of the Alamo." Adina De Zavala barricaded herself in the Long Barrack, not knowing her three-day protest would save the Alamo's oldest structure, but cast her in a shadow of controversy. De Zavala is thought to be the first person to use civil disobedience to preserve Texas history. A commemoration is set for 3 p.m. today at the Alamo. "She's almost an unsung hero," said Marcie Ince, San Antonio Conservation Society president. "She was the first to really set the way for others to follow...
  • City drops charges against man who burned Mexican flag[at the Alamo]

    10/16/2007 9:29:43 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 30 replies · 216+ views
    KENS 5 Eyewitness News ^ | 10/16/2007 | Joe Conger
    A former peace officer burned a Mexican flag in protest of the U.S. policy toward undocumented immigrants, and his demonstration at the Alamo has garnered national attention. David Bohmfalk was set to go to court on a case of constitutional law regarding his right to burn a flag — any flag — on the steps of the Alamo. Now it appears the city is unfurling the white flag of surrender. Bohmfalk's protest took two minutes, and the result was a $198 ticket for burning without a permit. Free speech, Bohmfalk says, is worth fighting for. But now he won't have...
  • Man cited for burning Mexican flag[at the Alamo]

    10/10/2007 1:27:11 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 92 replies · 3,822+ views
    KENS 5 Eyewitness News ^ | 10/09/2007 | Joe Conger
    It caused some controversy, but it was supposed to. Now, one man is headed to municipal court for burning a Mexican flag in protest in front of the Alamo. The city is charging 46-year old David Bohmfalk with burning without a permit, even though no one gives permits to burn a flag. "I was raised to respect my country," Bohmfalk said. All the rallies and talk of amnesty for undocumented immigrants in May 2006 lit the fires of patriotism for Bohmfalk, he said. "I just got angry," he said. "I decided I had to do something, make my statement, and...
  • Texas buys Crockett's last known letter

    09/04/2007 7:39:30 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 36 replies · 1,051+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 4, 2007 | LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON ap
    AUSTIN — Just two months before he perished defending the Alamo, Davy Crockett described to his daughter and son-in-law the land he treasured enough to die for its independence. "I must say as to what I have seen of Texas it is the garden spot of the world," the famed frontiersman and former congressman from Tennessee wrote. "The best land and the best prospect for health. ..."The Texas Historical Commission announced Tuesday it bought the letter, which is believed to be the last that Crockett penned before he and about 200 other Alamo defenders were killed by Mexican forces led...
  • Plan in works for fortifying the Alamo

    08/05/2007 1:43:06 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 22 replies · 564+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 08/05/2007 | Scott Huddleston
    The new vision for the Alamo, it turns out, involves returning the old mission to its past. Restoring the icon's two oldest structures to their 1836 appearance, adding buildings for archives, lectures and youth programs, and giving visitors a better sense that Alamo Plaza is sacred ground — not just a magnet for sno-cone vendors — are goals of a new master plan for the state's top tourist attraction. The plan envisions the Alamo being more welcoming to its 2.5 million annual visitors, with a shaded waiting area by day and soft lighting for after-hours tours by night. Some have...
  • George W Bush could have a fine, simple and genuine legacy (vanity): "Mr. Bush, build this fence."

    06/30/2007 9:46:03 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 57 replies · 1,506+ views
    Build a fence. It's not rocket science. Then. Only then. Raise the issue of amnesty. Heck, citizenship at that point. Because finally, then, people will BELIEVE what we're told by our so-called representatives. For those who complain and protest it's not practical: The Ming Dynasty in China, built a solid wall wide enough for two soldiers on horseback to ride side by side, from brick, more than 500 years ago, several thousand miles long. Across mountains. Containing all the troops in Mongolia. They didn't have bulldozers. No trucks. No machines. They did have determination. Israel has built, an extremely effective...
  • Michael Ramirez Cartoon: George Bush's Immigration Alamo

    06/27/2007 7:21:34 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 18 replies · 1,986+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 27 June 2007 | Michael Ramirez
    Michael Ramirez's cartoon take on Bush's immigration Alamo is here.
  • Not the Alamo I know

    06/04/2007 12:04:48 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 44 replies · 1,804+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 6/3/2007 | Rod Dreher
    What if this noble defeat starts to be seen as a glorious Mexican victory? 03:23 PM CDT on Sunday, June 3, 2007 Sometimes little things tell a big story. In a South Dallas classroom, a sweet-tempered Latino fourth-grader, the son of poor immigrants, told recent visitors about Santa Anna's historical greatness. He innocently explained why he found the Mexican general's victory at the Alamo to be – wait for it – inspiring. I thought: We have just heard from the future. According to the state demographer, by the time that fourth-grader is a father of schoolchildren, Texas will be a...
  • (On This Day In History) June 22, 1876: General Santa Anna Dies In Mexico City

    06/22/2007 7:59:42 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies · 794+ views ^ | June 22, 2007 |
    (On This Day In History) June 22, 1876: General Santa Anna Dies In Mexico City Embittered and impoverished, the once mighty Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna dies in Mexico City. Born in 1792 at Jalapa, Vera Cruz, Mexico, Santa Anna was the son of middle-class parents. As a teen, he won a commission in the Spanish army and might have been expected to live out an unspectacular career as a middle-level army officer. However, the young Santa Anna quickly distinguished himself as a capable fighter and leader, and after 1821, he gained national prominence in the successful Mexican war for...
  • Trench discovery unearths Texas Revolution artifacts

    04/06/2007 6:46:26 AM PDT · by laotzu · 2 replies · 320+ views ^ | 4/5/07 | (not given)
    SAN ANTONIO — Historians say an old trench discovered in San Antonio might have been used by Mexican soldiers as fortification against Texan rebels during a siege that preceded the Battle of the Alamo. Workers found the trench off Main Plaza, San Antonio's historic city center, as they were digging up the street a couple of weeks ago to install a storm-water line, city officials said. Archeologists think the trench was built by Mexican forces under the command of Gen. Martin Perfecto de Cos. From October to December 1835, the city was under siege by Texas rebels in an early...
  • Trench discovery unearths Texas Revolution artifacts

    04/05/2007 9:35:27 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies · 816+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | April 5, 2007
    SAN ANTONIO — Historians say an old trench discovered in San Antonio might have been used by Mexican soldiers as fortification against Texan rebels during a siege that preceded the Battle of the Alamo. Workers found the trench off Main Plaza, San Antonio's historic city center, as they were digging up the street a couple of weeks ago to install a storm-water line, city officials said. Archeologists think the trench was built by Mexican forces under the command of Gen. Martin Perfecto de Cos. From October to December 1835, the city was under siege by Texas rebels in an early...
  • Alamo heroes helped make Texas free

    03/06/2007 7:44:05 AM PST · by WestTexasWend · 51 replies · 1,207+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | Tuesday, March 6, 2007 | Editorial
    PEOPLE WHO HAVE grown up with freedom and enjoyed it all of their lives may have a difficult time understanding the driving, passionate desire for liberty in the hearts of people who do not have it. One need look no further than the Alamo, which fell to Santa Anna's army on this date in 1836, for a vivid example of such passion. The 189 defenders of the Alamo are legendary - not just in Texas but around the world - for their valor and heroism in the face of overwhelming odds. But underlying that death-defying courage was a love of...
  • Truck full of migrants rolls over, killing 1 [South Texas Illegals]

    02/01/2007 9:34:17 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 38 replies · 727+ views
    ALAMO — The driver of a pickup full of apparent undocumented immigrants was killed Wednesday after losing control of the vehicle while trying to outrun border agents, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The accident happened at a rural intersection about 2 a.m., ICE spokeswoman Nina Pruneda said. Pruneda said Border Patrol agents got information about a truck leaving a brushy area loaded with people. Agents were pursuing the truck when it rolled over at a high speed, Pruneda said. The driver, a Honduran, was pronounced dead of his injuries about 3:30 a.m. The remaining six were treated at area...
  • America's new Alamo -- we must not lose again

    08/09/2006 12:29:33 PM PDT · by KevinNuPac · 12 replies · 981+ views
    Renew America ^ | August 8, 2006 | Kevin Fobbs
    Almost two centuries ago, a small band of national patriots joined Texans to launch a battle for freedom and sent a unifying rallying cry through out our nation "Remember The Alamo!" Our nation is being threatened by a new Alamo, and the army is between 12 million and 20 million strong. The army is one that is creeping, walking, swimming and being driven in shadowy caravans across our nation's state borders. Instead of being armed with weapons of violence, this army is simply overwhelming American health care, education, and justice systems by refusing to enter our country legally. But the...
  • Texas ranks at bottom among border states on standards for Mexican history (cry me a rio)

    06/06/2006 12:33:12 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 101 replies · 1,312+ views
    DALLAS (AP) - Texas ranked lowest among the nation's four southern border states in its standards for teaching Latin American and Mexican history, according to a national study released Monday. The study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, said on a scale of zero to 10, Texas scored a five - just above the national average of 4.2. California, meanwhile, scored a 10. Arizona scored a six and New Mexico scored an eight, said Walter Russell Meade, a senior fellow for the council on foreign relations who conducted the study based on a review of...
  • Invasion(Illegal Immigration) from Mexico?

    03/30/2006 9:55:00 PM PST · by DollyCali · 88 replies · 8,149+ views
    Chairman_December_19th_Society ; dollyCali | Chairman_December_19th_Society
    Invasion(Illegal Immigration) from Mexico? Invade--vt...2. To encroach or intrude upon, violate. ... 4. To enter and spread harm through. [The American Heritage Dictionary] Unbelievable acts have taken place throughout several cities in the United States. Most noteworthy are the illegal demonstrations by illegally resident aliens in Los Angeles. Not only have folks who have been in this country not been worried about getting caught and deported, but they have brazenly and publicly displayed their anger toward any attempt to identify and remove them. And why not? Just yesterday, the INS apologized to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)...