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  • Calls For American Unity Are Either Dishonest Or Naive

    04/13/2016 4:09:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | Denis Prager
    Just about all candidates for president regularly announce their intent to unite Americans, to "bring us together." It's a gimmick. If they are sincere, they are profoundly naive; if they are just muttering sweet nothings in order to seduce Americans to vote for them, they are manipulative.
  • McCain Adviser: Cruz Will Pull Upset Win in Arizona

    03/19/2016 6:08:07 PM PDT · by John Valentine · 282 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 19, 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    ed Cruz will grab an upset win over Donald Trump in Arizona's presidential primary election on Tuesday, as he's the "only candidate with any kind of organization out here," a close confidant of Sen. John McCain predicts. "They have him positioned to spring the upset," Kurt Davis, a GOP operative in Arizona, told The Hill. "They just have to deliver."
  • Here's How 'President Cruz' Will Govern

    03/09/2016 3:11:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 153 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | March 9, 2016 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    The conventional wisdom is that the GOP candidate who poses the far greater peril than Trump can't possibly win the GOP presidential nomination, and would have absolutely no chance in a general election. The result is that few have actually taken the time to closely scrutinize Ted Cruz's actual record. Now that the race for the GOP presidential contest is effectively a two-man race between Trump and Cruz, and the GOP establishment is mounting a furious, all-out full court press to stop Trump, it's time to take the hard look at Cruz that should have been done long ago. In...
  • Dear Republicans, It's Ted Cruz

    03/09/2016 1:57:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 178 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 9, 2016 | Chris Stirewalt
    DEAR REPUBLICANS, IT'S TED CRUZ What is the rationale for Marco Rubio's candidacy? The latest poll out from the classiest and most reliable Florida pollster, Quinnipiac University, says there is none. After a week of disappointing elections for Rubio, the Florida Q Poll is the dagger to the heart of his presidential aspirations. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush can be happy that while his own bid failed, at least he killed the one his campaign staff called "Judas." Enjoy Fisher Island. The poll shows frontrunner Donald Trump doubling up Florida freshman Rubio with less than a week to go before...
  • Hamas celebrates murder of American tourist

    03/09/2016 6:43:40 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/3/16 | Ari Yashar
    In Petah Tikva a man was moderately wounded but managed to kill his Arab attacker; in Jerusalem two officers were shot and seriously wounded; and in Yafo, a mass casualty stabbing took place. American tourist Taylor Allen Force was murdered in the Yafo attack and 12 others were wounded. The US issued a condemnation of the attack. But for the Hamas terror organization that holds de facto rule of Gaza, the bloodshed throughout the country was something to rejoice. "We applaud he courageous attacks in Tel Aviv (Petah Tikva - ed.), Jerusalem and Yafo. This is proof of the failure...
  • Will Ted Cruz surprise in New Hampshire?

    02/08/2016 6:06:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | February 8, 2016 | KATIE GLUECK
    ... Regardless of how he fares here, Cruz will be in a strong position headed into the string of upcoming Southern primaries; a second-place or strong-third place finish could put him in a commanding one. Cruz's biggest opening is with...
  • American, 25, Found Dead in Vienna, Died of 'Suffocation' -Gambian Illegal Immigrant Sought in Death

    01/30/2016 3:24:53 PM PST · by Main Street · 26 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 28, 2016 | Dan Good
    An American nanny whose body was found in her Vienna apartment died of "suffocation," authorities said, as authorities continue to look for a Gambian immigrant who was sharing the apartment. As the investigation into the death of Lauren Mann continues, her friends and colleagues have begun reflecting on her life. Police are treating the case as homicide "because third party involvement cannot be excluded," a police spokesman told NBC News. Mann, 25, who grew up in Colorado, was found dead in her Vienna apartment, with her half-naked body located on a mattress near "a considerable amount of blood," police have...
  • Kate Smith and God Bless America: 75th Anniversary!

    01/28/2016 5:15:46 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1918, 1938 (revised) | Composer: Irving Berlin; Singer: Kate Smith
    November 10, 2013 marks the 75th anniversary of the introduction of Irving Berlin's classic song by the one and only Kate Smith! "God Bless America" has long been thought of as the second National Anthem, and this song was associated with Kate Smith for the rest of her days - and beyond. All royalties received from this song - record and sheet music sales - were donated by Irving and Kate to the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. You will notice that there are a few extra and alternate lines in the song; Irving Berlin deleted/changed them shortly after...
  • One Angry American Responds To: Rich Lowry, Megyn Kelly, Dana Loesch,

    01/22/2016 5:17:16 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 78 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1-22-2016 | sundance
    Last night Fox New’s Ms. Megyn “too-cute-by-half” Kelly coordinated with her smug and condescending GOP crew to promote a National Review Article attacking GOP Frontrunner Donald J Trump. (video here of the smugfest)
  • Cruz super PACs use Trump’s words to lift Cruz — and counter Trump

    01/17/2016 6:35:43 PM PST · by TBBT · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/17/16 | Robert Costa
    Super PACs supporting Republican Ted Cruz's presidential campaign released a new digital ad Sunday that counters rival Donald Trump's recent attacks on the senator from Texas by using Trump's own words. The 60-second spot is part of a coordinated six-figure buy by affiliated groups that call themselves Keep the Promise and are backed by Cruz's biggest donors. It comes hours after tensions between Trump and Cruz escalated when Trump told ABC's "This Week" that Cruz is a "very nasty guy." "Nobody likes him. Nobody in Congress likes him. Nobody likes him anywhere once they get to know him. He's a...
  • Controversial [new Cruz PAC ad - video]

    01/17/2016 5:42:07 PM PST · by TBBT · 309 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/17/16 | Reigniting the Promise
    What does Donald Trump really think about Ted Cruz? Watch this video to see what he says behind closed doors.
  • Poll: Trump leads, but when it comes to second choice, Cruz is on top

    01/17/2016 7:12:04 PM PST · by kik5150 · 59 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 01/07/16 | Josh Clinton, John Lapinski, Marc Trussler and Sam Petulla
    While the media has been largely consumed by examining the GOP front-runner, asking about second choices is the key to understanding how the race will likely develop once candidates drop in viability or drop out altogether. In other words, who stands to topple Donald Trump once the field narrows? The conventional thinking is that there is a schism between “establishment” and “non-establishment” voters in the Republican Party. If this holds true, then we should see “non-establishment” voters supporting other “non-establishment” candidates once their first choice is out of the race. The NBC|Survey Monkey online poll for the week of December...
  • Ted Cruz begins 5-day swing through Granite State

    01/17/2016 5:03:47 PM PST · by TBBT · 51 replies
    WMUR ^ | 1/17/2016 | Adam Sexton
    ONDONDERRY, N.H. --Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is working to keep his momentum in the polls rolling with a five-day bus tour through the Granite State.
  • Which of the 50 States is the Most "Stereotypically American"?

    01/16/2016 7:14:37 AM PST · by pinochet · 61 replies
    Yesterday, I had a funny conversation with an insurance salesman from Winnipeg, Canada, over the allegations that Ted Cruz is a Canadian. The man lived in America for more than a decade. His reply is that Cruz speaks like a stereotypical Texan, and that Texans are the most stereotypical Americans. He feels that if Ted Cruz went to Canada, he would be "too American" to blend in easily in Canadian society. That conversation got me thinking. Texas is a state associated with cowboys, who are viewed by foreigners as "stereotypical American tough guys". But Montana, Wyoming, the Dakotas, Nebraska, and...
  • American Sniper' Widow Taya Kyle Takes on Obama at Town Hall on Guns: 'We Cannot Outlaw Murder'

    01/07/2016 9:32:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/7/16 | TheBlazeNow
    Vid at link.
  • After insulting Ted Cruz’s child daughters, media now TARGETING his elderly FATHER!!

    12/29/2015 8:13:34 PM PST · by Isara · 47 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Dec 29, 2015 | soopermexican
    The totally objective and unbiased media got spanked for insulting Ted Cruz’s four and seven-year-old daughters, so they’re moving on to target his elderly dad for being, well, an elderly man.Watch below:CNN: Ted Cruz's dad courts controversy (Video)Interesting how his daughters were “fair game” because Cruz used them in one parody ad, and now I’m sure they’ll say the same of his father.Now imagine what would have happened if John McCain or Mitt Romney brought up Obama’s communist, womanizing, drunk absent father. Gosh, that wouldn’t be “fair game,” right? I mean IT’S NOT LIKE OBAMA WROTE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY CALLED “DREAMS...
  • Cruz Is Playing the Media Perfectly

    12/28/2015 3:20:21 PM PST · by VinL · 126 replies
    NatRev ^ | 12/28/15 | S. Miller
    One thing that frustrated even the most ardent supporters of George W. Bush's administration was his refusal to hit back hard at over the top, abominable personal attacks against him and his family, including his daughters, by those in the media and in the culture at large. Bush revered the office of the president and, unlike his successor, held it to a higher standard than did gutter snipes such as Sean Penn or the New York Times. This is why Newt Gingrich drew cheers and praise during the 2012 election cycle when he hit back at the media for its...
  • Cruz in control in Iowa

    12/27/2015 4:05:50 PM PST · by VinL · 55 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 12/27/15 | Erin Murphy
    Ted Cruz has assembled an impressive presidential campaign structure in Iowa, veteran political observers here say, with one going so far as to describe Cruz’s campaign as perhaps "the most sophisticated" the first in the nation caucus state has ever witnessed. Because of that grass roots organization, Cruz is primed to maintain his recent surge in the polls and win the Iowa Republican caucuses in five weeks, those observers say. Cruz, the Tea Party firebrand and first term U.S. Sen. from Texas, was the first Republican candidate to enter the presidential race, on March 23. Nine months later, he has...
  • Florida GOPer endorses Cruz

    12/26/2015 1:19:53 PM PST · by Isara · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/26/15 | Kristen East
    A GOP leader in the Miami-Dade community has bucked conventional wisdom by endorsing a Republican presidential candidate that isn't Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio.In a letter published on Christmas Day in the Miami Herald, the Republican Party of Miami-Dade's Vice Chairman, Manny Roman, throws his support behind Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Both Bush and Rubio call the Miami-Dade County area home.Roman writes he "had every reason to support Senator Rubio," calling him "well-liked," and acknowledges him as a colleague at Florida International University, where Rubio often teaches politics.Instead, Roman writes that Cruz breaks through the noise and the "overwhelming indirect...
  • Ted Cruz’s Iowa Ad Offers Conservatives Red Meat on God and Guns

    12/26/2015 8:53:55 AM PST · by Isara · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec. 25, 2015 | Nick Corasaniti
    Ted Cruz's Iowa Ad: Victories (Video)Increasing his presence on television screens in Iowa, Senator Ted Cruz released a new ad, titled "Victories," portraying him as a successful fighter for conservative causes.On Screen Black-and-white photographs of a white cross in the Mojave Desert ("Defended the cross. And won," a caption declares), a Ten Commandments monument outside a statehouse ("Protected the Ten Commandments. And won."), armed hunters silhouetted against the sky ("Fought for the Second Amendment. And won.") and a girl with her hand over her heart ("Stood up for the Pledge of Allegiance. And won."). Reverb-soaked guitar licks provide the only...
  • Ted Cruz’s Opponents Use the Heads-I-Win-Tails-You-Lose Attack

    12/26/2015 1:46:47 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 11 replies
    Redstate ^ | December 26, 2015 | Streiff
    One of the negatives that has been hung on Ted Cruz is that he is too abrasive to win. Over and over you read about his “likability” problem with no greater definition ever put forward much larger than “I don’t like him.” An for the record, I call bull**** on “likability” as anything more substantial than one of the many old wives’s tales put forward by failed political consultants to shift blame onto the candidate they recently schlonged (I believe that is the technical term). It could conceivably be a factor in very close elections with a very stupid electorate...
  • TED CRUZ MAKES HUGE LEAP, now just FOUR points away from Trump in new poll!!!

    12/22/2015 4:10:09 AM PST · by VinL · 385 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 12/22/15 | Staff
    Ted Cruz is going to wake up to an early Christmas gift from the polling elves at Quinnipiac University, as their new results show him making a YUGE leap in popularity to gain on the front-runner Trump. For his part, he increased by one point as well. Donald Trump’s perch atop the 2016 presidential polls is looking a little shakier this morning. In the latest Quinnipiac University national survey released Tuesday, Trump leads Texas Sen. Ted Cruz by just four percentage points. Trump’s share remained essentially unchanged from the university’s last poll, ticking up one point to 28 percent. Cruz,...
  • Three Distinct Parallels Between Ronald Reagan and Ted Cruz

    12/25/2015 1:24:55 PM PST · by Isara · 26 replies
    Soshable ^ | December 25, 2015 | JD Rucker
    Ever since 1988, Republican candidates for all offices, particularly those running for President, have tried to channel Ronald Reagan. The conservative icon is the shining example of how a proper right-wing perspective has the power to make the country prosper domestically and make it respected around the world. In three decades, no candidate has come as close to truly picking up the Reagan mantle and bringing his ideals back to the White House than Ted Cruz. As The Atlantic points out, the sentiment from voters is very similar to what was happening in 1979 and 1980. The Judeo-Christian right had...
  • The Death of Gratitude

    12/24/2015 9:38:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero insisted that gratitude was "the parent of all the other virtues." Cicero did not define gratitude as Mafia-like loyalty or mutual back-scratching. He was not referring to a pop socialism where all supposedly owe their successes to the government. Instead, gratitude is proof of humility and offers perspective. It is an appreciation for others, often now dead, who have helped to make us what we are. Without it, we are narcissists and self-absorbed amnesiacs. Unfortunately, our modern "me" generation has forgotten gratitude and replaced it with the art of victimization. Contemporary Americans prefer blaming...
  • American Betrayal: A Christmas Story

    12/21/2015 9:45:53 PM PST · by No One Special · 16 replies
    Diana West ^ | December 19, 2015 | Diana West
    American Betrayal: A Christmas story? Not really. However, it is the striking case that most of the main action of the book takes place within a span of years notably bookended (see below) by two Christmases: Christmas, 1919, when Lenin ordered the Chekists, his pre-KGB secret police, to shoot anyone failing to show up for work in observance of St. Nicholas' Day, and Christmas 1991, the day the USSR officially dissolved. The book attempts to unmask some mass of the colossal deception and fakery that have taken shape in between those two Christmas seasons as consensus-history, the nearly completely false...
  • American Flag hijab makes media go crazy

    12/21/2015 3:10:30 AM PST · by headbegger · 25 replies
    Fox News had a woman with an American flag hijab on interviewed by Megyn Kelly and the media has gone wild. nymag said that Megyn Kelly was owned by her. Good grief. All it did for me was tick me off. I have no respect at all for her. To me it was not an act of revolution. It was an act of defiance and desecration.
  • Your Brain Is Hard-Wired to Love Trump

    12/19/2015 9:13:13 AM PST · by Virtuoso80 · 251 replies
    Politico ^ | Dec 16, 2015 | Katelyn Fossett
    (This conversation has been edited and condensed.) *** There have been some high-profile lies this election season. The most recent that comes to mind is the story about the thousands of Muslims that were supposedly having tailgate-style parties celebrating after 9/11. In the book, you say, essentially, we’re OK with lies. Can you walk me through why we’re built not only for being deceptive, but also tolerating deception? Trump’s supporters don’t particularly care whether he’s lying or not. Our brain doesn’t really care—I know that’s appalling. Our default position is we simply want to be right. This is why our...
  • Cruz campaign credits psychological data and analytics for its rising success

    12/13/2015 4:19:27 PM PST · by springwater13 · 32 replies
    Cruz has largely built his program out of his Houston headquarters, where a team of statisticians and behavioral psychologists who subscribe to the burgeoning practice of “psychographic targeting” built their own version of a Myers-Briggs personality test. The test data is supplemented by recent issue surveys, and together they are used to categorize supporters, who then receive specially tailored messages, phone calls and visits. Micro-targeting of voters has been around for well over a decade, but the Cruz operation has deepened the intensity of the effort and the use of psychological data. Cruz, a critic of excessive government data collection,...
  • Study Shows U.S. Mosques Are Repositories of Muslim Brotherhood Literature and Preachers

    12/11/2015 9:40:05 PM PST · by Chgogal · 24 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | December 15, 2011 | Press Release but authors of study in body of text
    The abstract for the study summarizes the research findings: A random survey of 100 representative mosques in the U.S. was conducted to measure the correlation between Sharia adherence and dogma calling for violence against non-believers. Of the 100 mosques surveyed, 51% had texts on site rated as severely advocating violence; 30% had texts rated as moderately advocating violence; 19% had no violent texts at all. Mosques that presented as Sharia adherent were more likely to feature violence-positive texts on site than were their non-Sharia-adherent counterparts. The leadership at Sharia-adherent mosques was more likely to recommend that a worshipper study violence-positive...
  • Three young children find out they can stay after unwrapping adoption papers on Christmas morning

    12/09/2015 8:44:30 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9 December 2015 | Stephanie Linning for MailOnline
    This is the heart-warming moment three young children found out they could stay with their family 'forever and ever' as they unwrapped their adoption papers on Christmas morning. The video shows American couple Michael and Sarah Perks giving their foster children the good news as they sit down to open the gifts piled underneath the tree. The eldest child, a boy, breaks down in tears when he opens a box and sees the adoption papers for him and his two biological siblings.
  • Cooking Was Not Fun Because It Was Survival

    12/02/2015 8:53:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Americans don’t understand the concept of the starving goose of socialism who was kept pacified and faithful by feeding her one kernel a day, just enough to prevent starvation People have asked me why I never really enjoyed gourmet cooking nor was I interested in developing such talents beyond feeding my family an inexpensive meal. As a woman, mother, and wife, that is anathema to a failed human being. How can you not be interested in providing the most delicious, appealing, and nutritious meals for your family? To understand where I come from, you must walk in the shoes of...
  • Walter Piston Symphony No 5. Full. HQ

    11/27/2015 12:59:54 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Composer: Walter Piston
    Walter Piston Symphony No 5. Full. HQ I Lento, allegro con spirito 0:00 II Adagio 8:48 III Allegro 16:53
  • Anthony Philip Heinrich - Manitou Mysteries

    11/26/2015 4:09:52 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | c. 1845 | Composer: Anthony Philip Heinrich
    Anthony Philip Heinrich (March 11, 1781 -- 1861) was the first "full-time" American composer, and the most prominent before the American Civil War. Work: Manitou Mysteries Orchestra: Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland Pfalz Conductor: Howard Griffith
  • Walter Piston / The Incredible Flutist (Ballet Suite)

    11/25/2015 12:00:10 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1938 | Walter Piston (1894-1976)
    Walter Piston (1894-1976) The Incredible Flutist (Ballet Suite) (1938) 00:00 - Introduction - Siesta in the Market Place 01:09 - Entrance of the Vendors 03:24 - Entrance of the Customers 03:53 - Tango of the Merchant's Daughters 07:20 - Arrival of the Circus 07:50 - Circus March 08:24 - The Flutist 09:59 - Minuet 10:39 - Spanish Waltz 11:31 - (Eight o'clock strikes) 11:50 - Siciliano 14:19 - Polka Finale Performed by Howard Hanson and the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra. Recorded by Mercury in 1958. Cont.
  • Why he (Trump) is leading so far

    11/24/2015 2:31:19 AM PST · by Netz · 5 replies
    Arutz 7 (Channel 7, Israel) ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jack Engelhard
    Op-Ed: Why Trump? Because he’s American This week was the anniversary of JFK's murder. Would JFK have ignored an American's murder overseas until prodded? Published: Monday, November 23, 2015 11:13 PM Jack Engelhard A glorious American Ezra Schwartz is murdered in Israel at the hands of Islamic terrorists and no word of condemnation from the White House. Repeat – an American! Monday Night Football, in the game between Buffalo and New England, has set aside a moment’s silence in reverence for Ezra Schwartz – thanks to the valiant owner of the Patriots, Robert Kraft. But from the government, near silence....
  • American Piano Music of the 18th Century

    11/24/2015 12:19:47 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises ^ | Released on: 2013-04-26 | Alexander Reinagle · William Grant Naboré
    American Piano Music of the 18th Century by Alexander Reinagle · William Grant Naboré
  • Anti-Muslim is Anti -American

    11/23/2015 12:38:44 PM PST · by cblue55 · 61 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 23, 2015 | Charles M. Blow
    There seems to be no bottom to the cesspool of Islamophobic rhetoric coming from Republican candidates.
  • Why young American women are joining ISIS

    11/22/2015 11:12:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 85 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 11/22/15 | Danielle Paquette
    Toward the end of the century, Westerners who fled their home countries to fight in Afghanistan or Bosnia shared a common characteristic: They were practically all men. Today’s militant recruits, however, represent a dramatic demographic shift. Most are just entering adulthood. They often meet terrorists online. They’ve asked in covert chats: Do you have hair dryers, or should I bring one? One in seven are women, according to a new report. An estimated 4,500 Westerners have ditched home for the Islamic State or other Sunni jihadist groups in Syria or Iraq. Researchers at New America, a nonpartisan think tank in...
  • Charles Ives - Symphony No. 2 (Leonard Bernstein) (1/3)

    11/21/2015 10:16:19 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Composed ~1897-1901; Premiered: 1951 | Composer: Charles Ives
    Leonard Bernstein conducts Second Symphony of the american composer Charles Ives (1874-1954), with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, in 1987.
  • "The American Blood Is Best, and We Will Taste It Soon"

    11/14/2015 2:55:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Power Line Blog ^ | 11/13/15 | John Hinderaker
    Fox News reports that jihadi web sites are rejoicing over today's terrorist attacks in Paris. The line we have heard more than once from ISIS-related sites is, "The American blood is best, and we will taste it soon." The French are tougher than many realize, but they are not the primary targets of Muslim extremists. This morning, in a burst of bad timing, Barack Obama said on ABC that ISIS is "contained." Far from being contained, ISIS is on a roll, from the Sinai, where they apparently brought down an airplane full of Russian tourists, to Paris, France. No one...
  • Aaron Copland -- Billy the Kid Orchestral Suite, Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

    11/03/2015 12:42:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Premiere: 16 October 1938 | Aaron Copland
    Aaron Copland ~ 1900-1990 This is the complete Orchestral Suite, not the Ballet Suite. (Apologies for my poor labeling of the piece as I somehow managed to note 'Part 2' twice; this was done when I created the video before YouTube allowed running times longer than ten minutes...) Copland's "Billy the Kid" was commissioned by Lincoln Kirstein for his ballet company, Ballet Caravan, in 1938. The hope was to create an "American" ballet, to counteract the Russian tradition so popular in ballet for centuries. The result, and I'll quote as I know the music but don't know ballet, was, "the...
  • American killed in Palestinian attack was peace activist

    10/27/2015 5:46:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 85 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/27/15 | Ian Deitch - AP
    JERUSALEM (AP) An American educator who marched for civil rights in the 1960s and advocated coexistence between Muslims and Jews when he moved to Israel died Tuesday after succumbing to wounds sustained in a Palestinian attack on a bus in Jerusalem two weeks ago. It was one of many attacks in a month of violence triggered in part over Palestinian allegations of Israel changing long standing agreements at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, charges Israel has strongly denied and said amount to incitement to violence.
  • The Deadly Fraud of American Exceptionalism (William Rivers Pitt & the Hussein regime)

    10/11/2015 5:10:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Bill Moyers ^ | 10/10/15 | William Rivers Pitt
    Doubtless you have heard more than once the term American Exceptionalism. It implies, in short, that we are somehow special, different, superior. We are the city upon a hill whose freedoms and accomplishments set us apart. Alexis de Tocqueville coined the phrase midway through the 19th century, and it has enjoyed constant deployment by politicians and pundits ever since, because it lights a warm bulb of self-satisfaction in many bellies and people feeling good about themselves are easier to convince. Salesmen thrived on this axiom before Babylons bricks were laid. For the sake of comparison, heres something exceptional: Mdecins...
  • The American Refugee Resettlement Scam

    09/20/2015 11:58:15 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-15-2015 | James Simpson
    President Obama and his rancid leftist allies have subjected America to a blizzard of lies. Nothing that leaves his mouth even remotely parrots the truth, but typically stands truth on its head. The propaganda infrastructure spanning media, Hollywood, non-profit institutions and the halls of academia then erects a virtually impenetrable wall of disinformation to advance the lie. They have just foisted on us a deal with Iran that threatens to create a holocaust, the likes of which America, and perhaps the world, has never seen. As Iran chanted death to America and death to Israel, this deal somehow skirted the...
  • Texas high school student suspended over American flag T-shirt

    09/20/2015 2:26:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 20, 2015
    A Texas high school student was punished with in-school suspension last Monday after a teacher discovered he was wearing an American flag T-shirt, FOX 4 reported. The student, a junior whose name is Jaegur, was wearing the shirt -- which featured an American flag design with an eagle in the foreground -- at Seagoville High School in Dallas when an administrator determined the shirt violated the school dress code. Jaegurs mom, Shelly Goode, fears the suspension will show up as a permanent mark on his record, ruining any chance her son can earn a scholarship through the ROTC program. He...
  • FAA says American Airlines flights ground stopped nationwide

    09/17/2015 10:22:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9-16-2015 | Fred Imbert
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday American Airlines flights experienced nationwide ground stops amid computer issues.
  • British and American Flags Remain Toxic in Post Nuclear Deal Iran

    09/03/2015 10:10:24 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/3/15 | Sarkis Zeronian
    Students members of Irans Basij Resistance Force a volunteer militia operating under the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps took part in flag burning activities outside the former US embassy in Tehran yesterday. Despite what is being billed as a thawing of relations between Israel and the West following the recent nuclear deal, the students set fire to American, British and Israeli flags. About 30 student Basij members trampled and burned the flags at an unveiling ceremony of a plaque on the former embassys fence, according to Agence France-Presse. The plaque depicts 100 derogative expressions such as Great Satan used...
  • Make the Moral Case for Conservatism

    08/19/2015 9:54:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | Gabriella Hoffman
    The quest to identify and unite behind a conservative leader for president has officially begun. With 15 months ahead of the most consequential election in our lifetimes, 17 candidates are vying for our support. It is undeniable there are several candidates who stand out and truly represent consistent, principled conservatism. And no—blowhard billionaire Donald Trump isn’t one of them. The candidate who has a proven record of standing up to the Washington machine, a firm understanding of our values, and proven leadership will and should become our nominee. American Enterprise Institute (AEI) president Arthur Brooks has authored a new book...
  • American Jewry's Fateful Hour

    08/16/2015 8:51:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    American Jewry is being tested today as never before. The future of the community is tied up in the results of the test. If the Jews of America are able to mount a successful, forceful and sustained opposition to President Barack Obamas nuclear deal with Iran, which allows the worlds largest state sponsor of terrorism to become a nuclear-armed state and provides it with $150 billion up front, then the community will survive politically to fight another day. If the communal leadership and its members fail to fight, American Jews will find themselves communally disenfranchised. On the face of it,...
  • Donald Trump and American Exceptionalism

    08/14/2015 12:28:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2015 | Larry Provost
    Part of the Trump Phenomenon is his willingness to speak to something that politicians wont; that America is the successor to the British Empire. The British Empire was a force for good. The monarch reigned and did not rule. The people ruled, especially as time went on. The Empire got better when it embraced the fact that it had power and that such power could be used for good as a matter of national policy such as in ending the Atlantic slave trade, eliminating social barriers in its colonies and dominions, providing a common language and promoting equality while allowing...