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  • On American Ethnonationalism

    03/03/2017 10:50:29 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 2 replies
    The Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | March 3, 2017 | Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
    When the question of ethnonationalism comes up, many are often tempted to say that the United States cannot have a “genuine” type of it because of the somewhat “artificial” nature of the USA, planted as colonies and then filled with immigrants which were (originally) from NW Europe, then the rest of Europe, prior to 1965. The Germans could have German nationalism, the Italians could have Italian nationalism, and so forth, but Americans can’t have a genuine ethnonationalism of their own. I believe this argument rests on the false premise that race – and only race – determines nationality, which is...
  • Barnicle: Medicare and Medicaid are ‘Pillars of Our Culture’

    01/20/2017 7:16:23 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Mike Barnicle is right, our country is in trouble . . . On today’s Morning Joe, Barnicle declared that Medicare and Medicaid are “two of the pillars of our culture.” Barnicle described Americans as having “fealty” to the programs. Have we really gone from a culture of self-reliance and rugged individualism to a culture in which Americans pledge “fealty” to big-government programs? Let’s hope not! View the video here.
  • Young girl and little brother attacked

    03/15/2015 11:16:32 AM PDT · by gop4lyf · 56 replies
    I have no words that I can type here.
  • Teen turns herself in over attack video at McDonald's in New York

    03/15/2015 7:57:29 AM PDT · by bgill · 99 replies
    yahoo via Reuters ^ | March 14, 2015 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    The video shows a group of girls punching another girl as a cheering crowd encircles them at a McDonald's in Brooklyn. The young woman attacked at the McDonald's falls to the ground and is kicked and stomped. On Friday, police arrested 17-year-old Tilani Marshall and a 15-year-old girl whose name is not being released because of her age, said a New York Police Department spokeswoman. The girls face charges of robbery and gang assault in the second degree, and another person connected to the attack was arrested on Friday in Atlanta, she said. Atlanta police spokesman Ralph Woolfolk in an...
  • Video: Man Goes Ballistic While Ordering at McDonald’s …. Attacks Employees (Strong Language)

    03/15/2015 6:23:07 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 77 replies
    Aggrieved customer is wholly dissatisfied with his experience at McDonald's
  • Pope Shares Remarks on American Culture with Bishops; Issues Call to Laity By: Msgr. Charles Pope

    02/14/2012 2:28:02 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | February 13, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On January 19, Pope Benedict addressed bishops from the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services, and the Virgin Islands. These U.S. bishops were in Rome for their periodic “ad limina” visits, which included meetings with the pope and Vatican officials, covering a wide range of pastoral matters.His words provide some sober reflection for us. As is usually the case, I would like to provide excerpts of the Pope’s remarks from a CNS News Article and then present my own comments in red.Pope Benedict XVI warned visiting U.S. bishops that “radical secularism”...
  • How Ayn Rand Captured The Magic Of American Life

    10/20/2014 9:26:39 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 16, 2014 | Charles Murray
    In 1991, the book-of-the-month club conducted a survey asking people what book had most influenced their lives. The Bible ranked number one and Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” was number two. In 1998, the Modern Library released two lists of the top 100 books of the twentieth century. One was compiled from the votes of the Modern Library’s Board, consisting of luminaries such as Joyce Carol Oates, Maya Angelou, Edmund Morris, and Salman Rushdie. The two top-ranked books on the Board’s list were “Ulysses” and “The Great Gatsby.” The other list was based on more than 200,000 votes cast online by...
  • Sprinting Towards Gomorrah

    12/07/2013 8:25:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | December 7, 2013 | Steve Deace
    Have you ever wondered what it looks like when a culture collapses? Have you ever wondered if past cultures that collapsed throughout history knew what was about to happen to them? Did they see it coming, or were they blindsided by it? I’ve often asked myself those questions, but now I’m also asking myself a new one. Provided the Lord chooses not to return and culminate history, I’m now wondering if future generations will ask the same questions about us? There are several telltale signs of a culture in decline, or on the brink of collapse. One of which is...
  • America’s Fall: The Modern-Day Roman Empire

    09/02/2013 10:53:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | September 2, 2013 | Matt Barber
    “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”(Ecclesiastes 1:9) The Apostle Paul likely wrote his letter to the Romans about 25 years after Christ’s death and resurrection (sometime between A.D. 55-57). Throughout the book of Romans, Paul warned of God’s unfolding wrath against the Roman Empire – indeed, all of humanity – for mankind’s embrace and practice of pagan morality. Approach Paul’s words with a modicum of objectivity and the reader is left with this dreadful realization: The words of Christ’s hand-picked messenger likewise paint an eerily...
  • The 15 Most Annoying Things About American Culture

    07/09/2013 2:18:25 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 51 replies ^ | 7-9-2013 | John Hawkins
    1) Everyone Offended By Everything: Because we treat the fact that there is someone somewhere who's offended by something as if it's significant, people now say they are offended by everything. There are people who are easily offended, people who get offended on behalf of other people, and even people who make a living being offended. Everyone is incessantly kvetching about EVERYTHING except.... 2) The Majority That’s Not Being Allowed To Be Offended: We bend over so far in our society to be fair to minority groups, that we've gotten into a position where the minority regularly oppresses the majority....
  • The State of The Language

    06/05/2013 7:45:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | June 5, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    What ever happened to the once strong, vital, unique American language? It hasn't been seen in some time. Maybe because it's been completely covered by the thicket of "you knows" and "whatevers" and various other verbal tics. The way kudzu, given sufficient time and neglect, will completely hide a great oak. H.L. Mencken, who wrote his authoritative three-volume study "The American Language" in between his provocative columns for the Baltimore Sun, would be hard put to recognize the once vibrant American vernacular. In recent years, a tumorous mass of text-message techno-lingo has only added another layer to the overgrowth covering...
  • Why We Are Losing Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage

    03/29/2013 12:09:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies ^ | March 29, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Same-sex marriage is probably inevitable in America whatever the Supreme Court decides. That's because the public is clearly leaning that way. That the court is even being asked to impose a sweeping social change on the nation is illustrative of another lost battle -- the idea that the Supreme Court is not a super-legislature and that nine robed lawyers ought to refrain from imposing their policy preferences on the whole nation. Even two liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, have from time to time expressed caution about the Court imposing its will on matters better left up to...
  • Erogenous Zones No Longer on Display

    03/28/2013 4:50:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 28, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Just last week, I was commiserating with other moms of middle-school teenage girls about the lack of appealing clothing available to teenage girls and the appalling state of girl teenage fashion today. You can find a few decent outfits, (cute but not risque), but they are few and far between. Once a girl outgrows Laura Ashley's offerings, she can find little more from mass merchandisers than clothes that appear to have been designed for young, tacky sex kittens -- clothes that my mother would not have let me wear to college, much less to middle school. According to Suzy Menkes,...
  • Super Bowl Entertainment Showcases Degenerate State of American Culture

    02/08/2011 4:41:39 AM PST · by scottfactor · 93 replies · 3+ views ^ | 02/08/2011 | Gina Miller
    I had not planned to write about the Super Bowl or its entertainment, but after seeing and hearing it, I’m going to do it; so forgive me a small, but intermediate, critique of the lousy state of modern “music” and culture. We were getting ready to go to our next-door neighbors’ house to watch the Super Bowl, and we had our radio tuned to the National Football League broadcast of the pre-game. So, here comes the National Anthem, sung by Christina Aguilera. First of all, I have long hated the trend of singers nowadays to do these wild vocal gymnastics...
  • Sex, And The Downfall Of American Society

    01/08/2011 8:23:27 PM PST · by BillKneer · 47 replies
    The Patriot Statesman ^ | 1-8-2011 | Bill Kneer
    As a nation we have been going down the drain quickly. Over the last several years we have been bombarded everywhere we look with all kinds of evil. The Libertarians say “close your eyes if you don’t like it after all it’s my choice to see and do as I please”. Over the last few years on my Facebook page I have been arguing with them over the fact they want to make drugs & prostitution legal. Our nation slips ever so slowly into more and more filth and no one seems to see it or care. Now the courts...
  • Should Right to Life stand be taken during Lent?

    02/19/2010 6:13:48 AM PST · by Kfobbs · 4 replies · 151+ views
    Ann Arbor Examiner ^ | 2-18-10 | Kevin Fobbs
    The season of Lent has begun and for Christians who celebrate it comes the annual questions of what was given up and what does it mean. For faith leaders in Ann Arbor or other cities across the nation it is a season to help their flock to take an inner examination of the tenets of belief that governs their faith walk. Typically church attendance is up for the several weeks between Ash Wednesday and Easter. Yet is this based upon a new outlook on one’s faith or is it a temporary ritualistic need to be especially good and faithful during...
  • Super Bowl, commercial-free, at Islamic Center (Beer & Bikinis Bad)

    01/29/2009 5:53:19 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 30 replies · 1,439+ views
    Herald News ^ | 1/29/09
    Some 250 teenage boys will pile onto the carpet of the Islamic Center of Passaic County on Sunday to catch the Super Bowl on a big screen. But when the much-buzzed-about commercials come on, they won't be watching. A youth leader manning the projector slaps a piece of paper over the lens, blocking out images the center considers inappropriate, such as beers and bikinis. "The purpose is to keep them away from bad influences," said Emad Hamdeh, the youth committee director. "The beer commercials show people happy while drinking; that's not reality." During the self-imposed blackouts, the boy fans don't...
  • 1 in 5 young adults has personality disorder

    12/02/2008 2:52:59 AM PST · by Baladas · 63 replies · 1,557+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2 | LINDSEY TANNER
    CHICAGO (AP) - Almost one in five young American adults has a personality disorder that interferes with everyday life, and even more abuse alcohol or drugs, researchers reported Monday in the most extensive study of its kind. The disorders include problems such as obsessive or compulsive tendencies and anti-social behavior that can sometimes lead to violence. The study also found that fewer than 25 percent of college-aged Americans with mental problems get treatment. One expert said personality disorders may be overdiagnosed. But others said the results were not surprising since previous, less rigorous evidence has suggested mental problems are common...
  • American car show opens in Västerĺs

    07/05/2008 9:55:59 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 11 replies · 190+ views ^ | 07/04/2008 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson
    The 'biggest American car show in the world' opened in Västerĺs in central Sweden on Thursday. More than 10,000 cars are expected for the Big Meet 2008 show. The annual event started 31 years ago and was founded by Kjell Gustafsson who has seen it grow from the humble beginnings of 40-80 cars in a parking lot in Anderstorp. "Just to keep the show going over three days costs 1.5 million kronor ($252,000). 160 officials work with this. That is around the same as the Hultsfred festival," Gustafsson said to The Big Meet 2008 show will take place over...
  • 'Gordo' cartoonist, Carmel resident Gus Arriola dies

    02/03/2008 7:57:32 PM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies · 88+ views
    The Monterey County Herald ^ | February 3, 2008 | Dennis Taylor
    Gustavo "Gus" Arriola, the celebrated Mexican-American cartoonist who created the strip known as "Gordo," died Saturday at his Carmel home after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 90...