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  • Great Pro-American Store

    12/08/2011 1:15:42 PM PST · by thesaleboat · 3 replies
    Patriot Outlet ^ | 8 Dec 2011 | PatriotOutlet
    ^Check out the link if you're interested in buying Patriotic Items, personally I found this guy after searching for God Bless Our Troops bumper stickers that I couldn't find anywhere. Happy searching :)
  • American Airlines files for bankruptcy

    11/29/2011 4:35:29 AM PST · by tobyhill · 20 replies · 1+ views
    cnn money ^ | 11/29/2011 | By Blake Ellis
    American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corp., announced Tuesday that it has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. The decision comes as the airline tries to "achieve a cost and debt structure that is industry competitive and thereby assure its long-term viability and ability to continue delivering a world-class travel experience for its customers," the company said in a statement Tuesday.
  • Choose Made in USA (Vanity)

    11/26/2011 7:08:26 AM PST · by TennesseeGirl · 28 replies
    Choose Made in USA ^ | 11/26/11 | Self
    "HOW IT WORKS...According to ABC News (2011), "economists say that if every one of us spent an extra $3.33 on U.S.-made goods every year, it would create nearly 10,000 new jobs in this country." This statement can only be realized if there is a concentrated effort to increase Made In USA purchases, which is the primary driver beind the vision of ChooseMadeInUSA.com. CHOOSEMADEINUSA.COM is an open ecommerce marketplace allowing sellers to offer their products to buyers that are searching for Made in USA products. Click here for more information. Sellers agree to terms of sale then will upload products with...
  • Anita Perry, Rick's wife, now also organizing an Iowa Strike Force for him

    11/21/2011 10:17:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 19, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    Anita Perry, the 59-year-old wife of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, has been very actively campaigning for him on her own all fall. Now, she's taken on a new assignment. Mrs. Perry has launched an online drive to recruit hundreds of volunteers for what she calls the Perry Strike Force. This would consist of Perry fans who would travel to Iowa and work across the state Jan. 2-4, getting out Perry caucus-goers to the hundreds of meeting sites on the evening of Jan. 3. (Don't worry, the BCS Championship Game is not until Jan. 9 this time.) "With over 1,700...
  • Obama’s growing disdain for American worker

    11/20/2011 7:47:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/20/11 | Joseph Curl
    They say that politics stops at the water’s edge, but apparently, that doesn’t apply to President Obama, as so many things apparently don’t. The president, jaunting around the world as America’s economy crumbles and Congress lumbers along, leaderless, dropped into a high school in Australia. Talking to the Aussie kids, he said America’s public school students have ''fallen behind'' them in math and science.(snip) While the Nobel Prize winner courts the world, looking for lost love, he holds a special disdain for the working American. Now, mind you, this from a guy who has never held down a real job:
  • When wearing a U.S. flag T-shirt is wrong (CNN says it can be provocative)

    11/20/2011 7:42:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/18/11 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    When wearing a U.S. flag T-shirt is wrongBy Ruben Navarrette Jr., CNN Contributor updated 11:16 AM EST, Fri November 18, 2011 San Diego, California (CNN) -- When is wearing a T-shirt with the American flag on it considered provocative? Answer: When you wear it to a high school with a dress code that explicitly prohibits "any clothing or decoration which detracts from the learning environment." And when the high school, where 20% of the 1,300 students are English-language learners and 18% come from low-income families, has been described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having "an ethnically charged atmosphere." And...
  • One in four American women take medication for a mental disorder

    11/17/2011 1:19:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 91 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11/17/11
    More than one in four American women took at least one drug for conditions like anxiety and depression last year, according to an analysis of prescription data. The report, by pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions Inc, found the use of drugs for psychiatric and behavioral disorders in all adults rose 22per cent from 2001. The medications are most often prescribed to women aged 45 and older, but their use among men and in younger adults climbed sharply. In total, more than 20per cent of American adults were found to be on at least one drug for mental health disorders....
  • American stranded in Ukraine in online dating scam

    11/16/2011 9:42:13 PM PST · by Altariel · 65 replies
    MSNBC ^ | November 16, 2011 | Maria Danilova
    KIEV, Ukraine — The former write-in candidate for Arizona governor traveled to Ukraine looking for love. He ended up hungry and sick in a homeless shelter — the victim of an Internet dating scam. Social workers were stunned to find Cary Dolego, 53, sitting on a city street last Wednesday, behaving strangely and suffering from pneumonia. Dolego, who ran for Arizona governor just last year, had traveled to Ukraine this spring to do research for an engineering project and look for a wife. He says he met a woman named Yulia online and, hoping to marry her, went to her...
  • Huntsman's Daughter: "He's More Chinese Than American" (and other great clips): Chinese Video

    11/06/2011 7:33:20 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 29 replies · 1+ views
    VOA China (in Chinese) ^ | 7 November 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    > Source: VOA China (video stream HERE.Candidate Huntsman's (I would add, a bit easy on the eyes) daughter talking about her father's personality orientation (more Chinese than American), Huntsman droning on in Chinese bragging about his closeness to the Red Chinese, and other fun stuff, all in Chinese from VOA China (a personal profile on the guy).
  • Militants: Somali-American bombed AU base (Mogadishu)

    10/29/2011 4:17:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/29/11 | Abdi Guled and Katharine Houreld - AP
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A team of suicide bombers and gunmen disguised as soldiers assaulted an African Union base in the Somali capital on Saturday, sparking a two-hour gunfight that left at least 10 people dead, security officials said. The al-Qaida-linked Islamist militant group that claimed the attack said one of the bombers was Somali-American. The attack underscored the militants' ability to carry out complex and deadly operations even after AU troops forced them from most of Mogadishu and a famine in their strongholds weakened their forces. Earlier this month, Kenya sent troops into Somalia following a string of cross-border...
  • Appalled by Qaddafi’s Murder

    10/24/2011 2:50:06 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 58 replies
    I saw the grisly footage of Qaddafi’s murder on television. I had first to turn off the sound. Then, ashamed, I turned off the television. I have nothing more to say than that I am appalled that my country had anything to do with this grotesque caricature of justice. Actually, to call it a grotesque caricature of justice is to trivialize it. I have no words for it. I’m not naive and I realize that the U.S. has taken part in assassinations, killings, etc., but there is something about this that simply takes my breath away. I want nothing to...
  • A long, steep drop for Americans' standard of living

    10/19/2011 1:04:41 PM PDT · by traumer · 30 replies
    Not since at least 1960 has the US standard of living fallen so fast for so long. The average American has $1,315 less in annual disposable income now than at the onset of the Great Recession. Think life is not as good as it used to be, at least in terms of your wallet? You'd be right about that. The standard of living for Americans has fallen longer and more steeply over the past three years than at any time since the US government began recording it five decades ago. Economic Issues Economic Crisis Financial Markets Cost of Living Recessions...
  • Stripper-turned-hedge funder sues ex-bosses for sexual harassment

    10/06/2011 11:43:41 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:36 PM on 6th October 2011 | By Meghan Keneally
    Strippers with sob stories or hookers with hearts of gold are often the way that Hollywood glamorizes the career paths of exotic dancers. One combination that you don't hear about often is the stripper turned Wall Street trader. Niki Marx, 27, is that case.
  • A Hispanic Month Tribute to Moses Ezekiel

    10/04/2011 3:22:56 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 6 replies
    Huntington News ^ | October 3, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Moses J. Ezekiel was born on October 28, 1844, in Richmond, Va. He was one of fourteen children born to Jacob and Catherine de Castro Ezekiel.
  • American Jewish fools

    10/01/2011 11:37:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 10/1/11 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Caroline Glick reports that American Jews cannot tell their friends from their enemies. According to a Gallup poll released last month, 80% of American Jews have favorable views of American Muslims. Seventy percent believe that they are not supportive of al-Qaida. These data indicate that American Jews are second only to American Muslims in their support for Muslim Americans. Indeed 6% more American Jews than American Muslims believe that American Muslims face prejudice due to their religion. American Jewish championing of American Muslims is disconcerting when compared with American Jewish treatment of the philo-Semitic Evangelical Christians. Matthew Knee discussed this...
  • 141st Anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s death

    09/24/2011 4:14:02 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Huntington News ^ | September 23, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    General Lee died at his home at Lexington, Virginia at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, October 12, 1870.
  • Census: Recession takes big toll on young adults

    09/22/2011 1:07:58 PM PDT · by matt04 · 32 replies
    Young adults are the recession's lost generation. In record numbers, they're struggling to find work, shunning long-distance moves to live with mom and dad, delaying marriage and raising kids out of wedlock, if they're becoming parents at all. The unemployment rate for them is the highest since World War II, and they risk living in poverty more than others - nearly 1 in 5. New 2010 census data released Thursday show the wrenching impact of a recession that officially ended in mid-2009. There are missed opportunities and dim prospects for a generation of mostly 20-somethings and 30-somethings coming of age...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio: The Only Job American Jobs Act Protects Is Obama’s

    09/16/2011 9:18:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 91/16/11 | Zara Golden
    Speaking On The Record with Greta Van Susteren last night, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio sounded none-too-pleased with the prospect of President Obama‘s American Jobs Act. “Really, the only job it’s designed to protect is his, and that’s why he’s put it out,” he surmised. According to the freshman senator, the plan is more a political move than a serious effort to create jobs. ”What the president is saying he wants to do to help create jobs in America is not going to work,” he said. As Rubio sees it, Obama’s plan goes about things mostly wrong:
  • The American working man slowly fades away

    08/28/2011 11:15:43 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 118 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Mike Dorning
  • RICK PERRY ENTERS PRESIDENTIAL RACE WITH PASSION, PATRIOTISM AND FOCUS ON AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM

    08/13/2011 5:15:29 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 185 replies · 1+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | August 13, 2011 | John G. Winder
    “America is not broken. Washington DC is broken” – Rick Perry CHARLESTON, SC – Today in Charleston, South Carolina, before an overflowing Red State gathering of conservatives, and amid numerous interruptions for applause, Texas Governor Rick Perry made his candidacy for President of the United States official. Perry began his address by asking for a moment of silence to acknowledge the sacrifice of the Navy SEALS and Special Forces members who lost their lives in the past few weeks in Afghanistan. Perry spoke to America’s exceptionalism and place on the world stage and his belief that America’s best days are...
  • A Failed Presidency -- The American Problem

    08/07/2011 9:13:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/6/11 | John Mariotti - Forbes
    Few Americans needed Standard & Poor to confirm the mismanagement of the United States government and its finances. The downgrading of American credit will raise interest rates on America’s huge debt and ultimately on all Americans. Popular polls say that most Americans blame Congress—but that’s too simplistic. As much as Barack Obama would like to shift that blame onto Congress, the fault lies squarely on the shoulders of President. It is first and foremost a leadership problem that is crippling America—and the leader is President Barack Obama—not the many members of Congress. No matter how many speeches he makes, the...
  • Bare Naked Islam

    08/07/2011 12:05:04 PM PDT · by rambo316 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/07/11 | Anne Barnehardt
    God Bless this Patriot. Make her president!
  • Al Gore: We need anAmerican ‘Arab spring’

    08/03/2011 7:03:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/3/11 | Jeff Poor
    Ever since CNBC’s Rick Santelli inspired the Tea Party movement’s creation in early 2009, the left has been looking for a similar spark on their own side. The earliest liberal alternative, the so-called Coffee Party, was a flop. But former Vice President Al Gore insists such a movement still needs to be invented. On Tuesday’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” Gore made an appearance on his own network, Current TV, for the second night in a row. This time it was to respond to the debt ceiling legislation agreed upon by Congress and signed into
  • UAW wants bigger cut of Detroit's newfound profits

    07/25/2011 10:14:07 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 28 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 07/24/2011 | AP
    To help American carmakers stay in business, autoworkers grudgingly gave up pay raises and some benefits four years ago. Now that General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are making money again, workers want compensation for their sacrifice. Just how much they get is the central question hanging over contract talks that start this week between Detroit and one of the nation's largest and most powerful unions. The negotiations, the first since Chrysler and GM took government aid and emerged from bankruptcy, will set wages and benefits for 111,000 members of the United Auto Workers, including those at Ford, which avoided bankruptcy...
  • Obama's response to attack on US embassy in Damascus: He's going to file a lawsuit

    07/11/2011 2:06:49 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    israelmatzav.blog ^ | Jul 10, 2011 | Israel Matzav
    Obama's response to attack on US embassy in Damascus: He's going to file a lawsuit In an earlier post, I reported on attacks on the American and French embassies in Damascus by pro-Assad 'demonstrators.' I now have some updates on that post. The US State Department on Monday formally condemned Syria for failing to protect the US embassy complex in Damascus from a violent assault it said was encouraged by a pro-government Syrian television station. "A television station that is heavily influenced by Syrian authorities encouraged this violent demonstration," a State Department spokesperson said in a statement." So what does...
  • Chesterton’s Stars & Stripes (A different look at America)

    06/27/2011 8:20:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | June 26, 2011 | Dr. Paul Kengor
    Chesterton’s Stars & Stripes June 27th, 2011 by Dr. Paul KengorG. K. Chesterton is a treasure trove of wit and wisdom. Among those unearthing all sorts of gems from Chesterton’s writings is Joseph Pearce, the brilliant British scholar at Ave Maria University in Florida. (Another who continues to do outstanding work on Chesterton is Dale Ahlquist.) Pearce recently came to Grove City College in Western Pennsylvania, where he offered an intriguing European perspective on America (click here for video). Among the Europeans that Pearce was sure to include was Chesterton—and what he said is fascinating. In my view, it’s as...
  • What They’re Reading in American Mosques, Pt. 4 – Tafsir Ibn Kathir

    06/19/2011 11:05:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 6/18/2011 | Dave Reaboi
    NOTE: In addition to the alarming results of the survey, Shari’a and Violence in American Mosques– where 81% of mosques in this country contained texts that advocate violent jihad– the survey presents a standard that can give law enforcement a way to monitor or potentially to predict where violent jihad may take root. The mosques surveyed contained a variety of texts, ranging from contemporary printed pamphlets and handouts to classic texts of the Islamic canon. Of these, seven Islamic texts were selected that either ‘moderately’ or ’severely’ advocated violent jihad. Nearly a decade after 9/11, Americans need more than ever...
  • An American Descent Into Hell

    06/12/2011 11:32:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 114 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 6/12/11 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    It’s hard not to see the signs all around us that America has begun a cataclysmic downward spiral in finances and morality. It’s like watching a slow motion murderous wreck, all the while denying that it is actually occurring. I assure you, what is unfolding in the US now is all too real. It’s a reality that is about to smack Americans full frontal in the face and many will never even see it coming until it is way too late. It is hard for me to imagine how people cannot see what is happening in finances and in politics...
  • Shari'a and Violence in American Mosques

    06/07/2011 4:43:45 PM PDT · by forty_years · 8 replies
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 6/7/2011 | Mordechai Kedar and David Yerushalmi
    ... Among the behaviors observed at the mosques and scored as Shari'a-adherent were: (a) women wearing the hijab (head covering) or niqab (full-length shift covering the entire female form except for the eyes); (b) gender segregation during mosque prayers; and (c) enforcement of straight prayer lines. Behaviors that were not scored as Shari'a-adherent included: (a) women wearing just a modern hijab, a scarf-like covering that does not cover all of the hair, or no covering; (b) men and women praying together in the same room; and (c) no enforcement by the imam, lay leader, or worshipers of straight prayer lines....
  • Allied diplomats pressed Pope Pius to be silent on Nazi deportations

    05/20/2011 9:49:27 PM PDT · by bronxville · 40 replies
    CNS ^ | May 20th, 2011 | Staff
    MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- U.S. and British diplomats discussed exerting pressure on Pope Pius XII to be silent about the Nazi deportations of Hungarian Jews, according to newly discovered documentation. The British feared that the wartime pope might make a "radio appeal on behalf of the Jews in Hungary" and that in the course of his broadcast would "also criticize what the Russians are doing in occupied territory." Sir Francis D'Arcy Osborne, the British ambassador to the Vatican, told an American diplomat that "something should be done to prevail upon the pope not to do this as it will have...
  • Cowards: The American Muslim begs Muslim leaders to stop debating Spencer

    05/20/2011 11:52:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 5/20/11 | staff
    Oh, this is rich. Apparently my recent debates with Muslim leaders have left the Islamic establishment in the U.S. so embarrassed that Sheila Musaji, whose lies I have exposed in the past, is now throwing under the bus some of the Muslim spokesmen whom I have debated recently, and pleading with Muslims to stop debating me. The truth stings, eh, Sheila? "The American Muslim Communities’ “Useful Idiots,”" by Sheila Musaji in The American Muslim, May 19 (thanks to James): A Muslim “useful idiot” is an individual who may believe that they are being a force for good, but who are...
  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Public Sector Jobs Saved, Private Sector Jobs

    05/15/2011 8:59:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Econ.Ohio-State.edu ^ | May 12, 2011 | Timothy Conleyyand Bill Duporz
    This paper uses variation across states to estimate the number of jobs created/saved as a result of the spending component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The key sources of identi cation are ARRA highway funding and the intensity of state sales tax usage. We estimate the Act created/saved 450 thousand government-sector jobs and destroyed/forestalled one million private sector jobs. State and local government jobs were saved because ARRA funds were largely used to o set state revenue shortfalls and Medicaid increases (Fig. A) rather than boost private sector employment (e.g. Fig. B). The majority of destroyed/forestalled jobs were...
  • Imam Claims Racial Profiling by American Airlines

    05/10/2011 11:51:39 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 31 replies
    WNYC ^ | 5/9/11 | Arun Venugopal
    One of the city's most prominent Muslim leaders claims he was prevented from boarding two American Airlines flights en route to a conference on Islamophobia last week because of his appearance. Imam Al-Amin Abdul-Latif — who heads the Majlis Ash-Shura, or Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan New York, a representative body that includes dozens of area mosques — said he was twice denied by officials when he tried to board an American Airlines flight from La Guardia to Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday to attend a conference on Islamophobia.
  • Top Ten Reasons why liberals hate America

    05/05/2011 9:01:36 AM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 44 replies · 2+ views
    Top Ten Reasons why liberals hate America 1) liberals hate God 2) liberals hate the Constitution 3) liberals hate American Exceptionalism 4) liberals hate morality 5) liberals hate justice (and have an extremely distorted view of it) 6) liberals hate human progress and advancement 7) liberals hate personal achievement 8) liberals hate oppostition 9) liberals hate truth 10) liberals hate themselves
  • (Freep this poll) What do you think about Superman's decision to renounce his US citizenship

    05/04/2011 7:33:26 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 38 replies
    Choices are: Go for it - Superman belongs to the world! Depends - is Clark remaining a US citizen? Could be interesting if handled smartly. No. It's a bad, unfortunately timed idea.Right now, the anti-America option is winning. Let's tell Superman's editors it's a bad idea!
  • TGIF AMERICAN Oldies: Loretta Lynn - 1967

    04/29/2011 12:58:12 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 29, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    "If you need that kind of love- you don't need none of mine" Loretta Lynn is a world-famous American country music singer-songwriter/author who was -as the script goes- indeed born a coal miner's daughter in 1935 just outside the small mountain town of Paintsville, Kentucky. But that childhood was brief indeed, as the then-Loretta Webb was married off at just thirteen years of age, becoming a mother shortly thereafter. She proceeded to have four children by her nineteenth birthday, living in Washington state with husband Oliver V. Lynn. The marriage certainly had it's ups and downs, as he was a womanizer...
  • Obama: As American as apple pie

    04/23/2011 11:04:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/23/11 | Brent Budowsky
    Karl Rove is right. The fanaticism of the birther faction of the Republican Party is a curse that could sink the GOP. When polls show that barely 30 percent of all Republicans are convinced that President Obama is a natural born American, this is a level of sickness and weirdness in a major political party that could bring them electoral disaster. I have not been shy about occasionally criticizing President Obama when I believe it is called for, but: President Obama is as American as apple pie. He is as American as the nearest red, white and blue flag. He...
  • Scots and the American Civil War

    04/13/2011 3:25:29 AM PDT · by MadMitch · 64 replies · 1+ views
    http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/features/Scots-and-the-American-Civil.6750042.jp IN May, 1864 a young Glaswegian by the name of Bennet Graham Burley stared at the dark, dirty water rising up through a grille and flooding over the floor of his cell and considered his alternatives, neither of which were good. He could remain in this dank, filthy cell in the Union prison on Pea Patch Island in the middle of the Delaware
  • Keeping the Dream Alive: President Obama's Work with the African American Community (WTF!)

    04/09/2011 8:37:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    White House ^ | 4/08/11 | Michael Blake
    Keeping the Dream Alive: President Obama's Work with the African American CommunityPosted by Michael Blake on April 08, 2011 at 10:30 AM EDT On Wednesday, April 6th, the National Action Network kicked off its 20th anniversary convention, celebrating "20 years of struggle, 20 years of progress, 20 years of shaping history." During the day, four Cabinet members--Education Secretary Duncan, Attorney General Holder, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan--spoke to convention attendees about how the Obama Administration has been working with the African American community. That night, President Obama spoke at the Keepers of the Dream Awards Gala....
  • Exceptional America? (D'Souza delivers TKO for the US. "Bad America" Willis' down for the count)

    04/08/2011 11:44:37 AM PDT · by This Just In · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 4.8.11 @ 6:07AM | Mark Tooley
    "We should be jubilant," D'Souza announced about the triumph of American free trade. "American foreign policy has made the world much better." America has uniquely sought both self-interest and global improvement, from which much of the world has gained. American ideas about "self-determination" are now influencing the Middle East, he noted. There will be no utopia, but American predominance in the world is infinitely better for the world than all the likely alternatives, such as Russia or China. "Thank God for America," D'Souza concluded.
  • A Few Thoughts from an Unhyphenated American

    04/06/2011 5:18:45 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 7 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | The Region Rat | 04-06-11
    The simple hyphen. It’s safe to say that no other punctuation mark in the history of mankind has created as much controversy, misunderstanding, distrust and anger as the hyphen. It’s definition is even oxymoronic: To hyphenate is to “divide” or “connect.” Hyphens are used in “compound modifiers,” meaning that two or more words are joined together to modify the meaning of another word. By this definition, the hyphen can add “not quite” to the original word, such as “semi-hard” or semi-pro.” Hyphens are also used to give the component words a combined meaning, such as “mother-in-law” or “water-bottle.” This brings...
  • Big government crushes American standard of living

    04/06/2011 5:01:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4.6.11 | Dr. Milton R. Wolf
    I am happy that Smith-Corona went bankrupt and that Western Union was forced to abandon its old business practices. If the government had bailed out these companies, we’d still be banging out papers on manual typewriters and communicating by telegram. Instead, the typewriter has been relegated to museums (and perhaps a few Birkenstock-wearing, hipster screenwriters’ offices somewhere) and messaging is done over phones that are smarter than the people who keep bailing out failing companies. Actually, I’m indifferent to the success or failure of either of these particular companies, but I champion the free market- a meritocracy - Portugal Seeks...
  • American Exceptionalism: Spider-Man vs. de Tocqueville

    04/02/2011 4:27:05 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 12 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 1, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism. This uninspiring quote has haunted Barak Obama. It leaves some doubt as to whether the president truly regards America as exceptional, or merely expresses a superficial team spirit. In the wake of the president's speech earlier this week, during which he attempted to sell his intervention in Libya, leftist commentators have seized upon one of his justifications and flaunted it as evidence of his belief in American exceptionalism. Steve Benen proclaimed that Obama's speech should put an...
  • The American Debate: The left goes to war

    03/28/2011 11:27:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 3/28/11 | Dick Polman
    I wonder how many liberals would've voted for Barack Obama if he had stumped the nation with this campaign vow: "We're fighting two wars, but as president I pledge to change that policy by ordering up a third. And I will do so by exercising the prerogatives of the imperial presidency. George W. Bush felt it was necessary to get congressional authorization for the war in Iraq, but I will do him one better. When I launch our third intervention, I pledge to inform the members of Congress only when it's too late
  • American Military Targeting Israel

    03/27/2011 8:47:43 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 15 replies
    Yoni The Blogger ^ | 27 March 2011 | Yoni Tidi
    JERUSALEM – Could President Obama's decision to sidestep Congress and strike Libya as part of an international coalition put the U.S. on a military collision course with Israel? While the prospect of American or Western forces confronting Israeli troops may seem remote, one Middle East policy expert is warning the precedent set by Obama in agreeing to target Libya opens the door to other possible United Nations-backed confrontations, including perhaps one day with Israel. "Particularly concerning is the prospect that what we might call the Gadhafi Precedent will be used in the not-to-distant future to justify and threaten the use...
  • Trump Refuses to Back Down Over Obama's 'Very Strange' Birth

    03/24/2011 4:02:32 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 241 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Jim Meyers and Ashley Martella
    Donald Trump is not backing down from his demand that President Barack Obama produce his birth certificate and stepped up his criticism by questioning why he has not released other personal records, including college transcripts and legislative papers. The billionaire real estate tycoon and star of “The Apprentice” created a stir on Wednesday when he said on “The View” that Trump must release his birth certificate. Now Trump has reiterated his call in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, with this simple message for Obama: Why don’t you produce your birth certificate and put to rest all speculation that you were...
  • Who is Stephen Foster?

    02/22/2011 7:47:45 AM PST · by ml/nj · 234 replies
    This isn't a trick question. I cannot even say why I'm interested in whether FReepers know the answer to this question, except to say that it has something to do with American education, until I've received several responses. Neither of my kids, ages 31 and 27 and both top ten students in their 200+ graduating HS classes, knew. My wife knew immediately. So help me out. Don't cheat. Just say, "Yes, I know," or "No, I don't know." (This won't give it away to others.) Tell me your age if you don't mind, and whether you went to a public...
  • Allen West Wraps Up C.P.A.C. 2/12/2011

    02/13/2011 11:33:54 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 12, 2011 | libertywriters
    Rep. West speaks on the greatness of American Conservatism.
  • I will start checking...How about you?

    02/01/2011 1:25:36 PM PST · by Vendome · 79 replies
    Vanity | 02/01/11 | Vendome
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  • Illinois National Guard soldiers deployed far from Egyptian unrest

    01/29/2011 8:14:10 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER ^ | Jan 28, 2011 | JOHN REYNOLDS
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