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  • King James Bible anniversary marked by Queen

    11/17/2011 7:03:02 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 28 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 17, 2011 | By Associated Press
    Queen Elizabeth II attended a ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey Wednesday to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, often considered the most influential book ever printed in the English language. It came about when King James I summoned a conference at Hampton Court Palace near London in 1604, hoping to thrash out differences between Church of England bishops and Puritans. Failing to make progress on other issues, Puritan leader John Reynolds proposed a new translation which emerged in 1611
  • Happy 236th Birthday Marines!

    11/10/2011 8:42:47 AM PST · by sean327 · 6 replies
    10 Nov 2011 | Me
    Happy birthday to all my fellow Marines past and present. The eagle born to those who pledged their lives and sacred honor, was smiled upon by God and freed from chains and iron collar. He is held aloft on unity and by history revered; for preserving peace through strength his wings now reach across two hundred years. But for each of those and one year more, God has smiled upon The Corps, from the Barbary Coast to the Eastern Sand, by sword, by gun, or by bare hand. So it's been, and shall be weighed: though many are born, few...
  • Broadcast television is 75 years old today

    11/02/2011 11:11:49 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 62 replies
    The Register ^ | 2 November 2011 | Caleb Cox
    Television celebrates a monumental anniversary today: it has been exactly 75 years since the first public service broadcast was transmitted. On 2 November 1936, the BBC began filling the airwaves, broadcasting from its Alexandra Palace facility in North London. The one station started with just two hours of programming a day. Folk at home tuned in with their Marconi TV sets and saw some the likes of actress Adele Dixon's rendition of Magic Rays of Light, pictured above. These days, broadcast telly seems to barely get a look in, what with viewers increasingly watch programmes when they, not the broadcaster,...
  • Well, it's been a great 10 years....

    09/17/2011 5:06:02 PM PDT · by Politicalmom · 117 replies
    9-17-11 | Me
    since I joined up, and I'm hoping there will be another 10 great years in the future. :)
  • 9/11: We Will Never, EVER Forget It!

    09/10/2011 5:26:39 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 10, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Pay no mind to what ill-advised dhimmis  at the Washington Post might tell you...the New Media Right will always remember. Tribute, links, and 9/11 slideshow at Reaganite Republican May God Bless the fallen as well as those they left behind~
  • US White House’s 9/11 Anniversary Guidelines Ask Officials to "Minimize References to Al Qaeda"

    08/30/2011 11:52:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/30/11 | Pamela Geller
    Yesterday, I posted on the fierce whitewash and propagandizing of the tenth anniversary of 911: 911 Whitewashing the War: "Never Forget" Morphs into "Forget it" The leftist/Islamic machine is in full throttle now, with the White House strong-arming officials to omit who and why we were attacked. The White House has issued guidelines detailing what the White House has deemed the important themes that must be discussed, as well as the tone the 9/11 observances should take. the document states that officials should “minimize references to Al Qaeda.” Within the text, Osama bin Laden’s death is the reason given for...
  • Michael Bloomberg: Anatomy Of A Coward

    08/26/2011 1:37:09 PM PDT · by Stoutcat · 14 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-26-11 | Gerry Ashley
    Remember when we used to hear horror stories about how organized prayer was banned at public events held in communist countries like the former Soviet Union? Well, welcome to 21st Century Amerika, comerades, courtesy of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg! It should bring great comfort to those terrorists who played a role in creating the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has banned the participation of all religious groups in the 10-year anniversary memorial services held at ground zero. He’s also barring political speeches. A spokesman for the mayor said, “The...
  • Germany marks 50 years since Berlin Wall.

    08/13/2011 2:01:36 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/13/11 | BBC
    Addressing the ceremony on Bernauer Street, famously divided by the Wall and now site of a memorial, Mayor Wowereit said the capital was remembering the "saddest day in its recent history". "It is our common responsibility to keep alive the memories and pass them on to the next generation, to maintain freedom and democracy and to do everything so that such injustices may never happen again," he said. At a ceremony at a former crossing-point, President Wulff said the wall had been "an expression of fear" of those who created it.
  • The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is upon us in a month

    08/06/2011 10:28:57 PM PDT · by Strk321 · 4 replies
    IIRC, I was asleep through most of that morning and woke up around 11:30 or so to have family members tell me what happened. I think both towers were already collapsed by that point. I guess the 9/11 anniversary has displaced earlier events like Pearl Harbor in the mind of Americans since anyone who remembers the latter would have to be in their 70s at least. Seems to me that you have these disasters every 20-25 years or so. PH, JFK assassination, Challenger disaster, 9/11, etc.
  • Sarah Palin–Two Years on the Road Less Traveled

    07/03/2011 8:38:41 AM PDT · by curth · 46 replies
    C4P ^ | July 03 2011 - 10:00 AM | Whitney Pitcher
    Today marks the two year anniversary of Governor Palin’s resignation.This bulk of this post was originally posted in July of 2010 a year following Governor Palin stepping aside from the Governor’s office. Additional commentary is included following the blocked quote portion. It is July 3th, 2010. Governor Palin is in Wasilla with her family, having just returned from a fishing trip in Dillingham. She has just been informed that a fortieth frivolous ethics complaint has been filed against her for talking with reporters at an Anchorage 5K race about her best selling book that had been released just in the...
  • Communist Party embraces 90th birthday, but not all Chinese do

    07/01/2011 9:05:29 AM PDT · by americanophile · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 1, 2011 | By Bo Gu, NBC News
    "GREAT JOURNEY. GREAT PRACTICE. GREAT SPIRIT. LONG LIVE THE GREAT COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHINA!" Eulogizing slogans, Party flags, celebration posters, flowers and plants, mass “red song” sing-a-longs, security guards with red armbands patrolling the streets, revolutionary movies and intensive TV news coverage. You can't escape the chance of being reminded every second that today is the 90th birthday of the Communist Party of China. I believe that like me, many other Chinese people have been feeling nauseous lately by the seemingly endless bombardment of Party propaganda. It’s like someone who keeps telling you “I’m great, you have to love me,...
  • Ronald Reagan dies at 93

    06/05/2011 1:51:36 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 47 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | June 5, 2004 | RRPL
    Former President Ronald Reagan died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 93. Reagan led a conservative revolution that set the economic and cultural tone of the 1980s, hastened the end of the Cold War and revitalized the Republican Party. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease since at least late 1994. At least two of his children and his wife, Nancy, were at his bedside, according to the former president's Los Angeles office.Ron Reagan Jr. and Patty Davis -- children from his current marriage to Nancy Davis Reagan -- were with him at his home in the Bel Air...
  • Rep. Weiner To Wolf Blitzer: ‘I Hope My Marriage Survives Our First Anniversary’

    06/01/2011 3:17:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/01/11 | Matt Schneider
    Rep. Weiner To Wolf Blitzer: ‘I Hope My Marriage Survives Our First Anniversary’by Matt Schneider | 5:09 pm, June 1st, 2011 Earlier today Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner spoke with Luke Russert on MSNBC, and now Weiner continued his round of interviews with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. However, it remains up for debate whether Weiner’s interviews are adding fuel to the fire or helping him to extinguish the controversy. Weiner reiterated his belief that his whole Twitter ordeal was nothing more than a prank and is definitely not a federal case. He attempted to laugh it off, saying “when you’re named Weiner,...
  • Osama bin Laden dead: al-Qaeda 'planning to attack trains on 9/11 anniversary'

    05/05/2011 6:34:57 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 05/05/11 | Jon Swaine, and Duncan Gardham
    Osama bin Laden dead: al-Qaeda 'planning to attack trains on 9/11 anniversary' Computer files seized during the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout show al-Qaeda were planning a "spectacular" attack on trains in the US on September 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. By Jon Swaine, and Duncan Gardham 11:42PM BST 05 May 2011 The terrorist network is thought to have been planning to tamper with tracks so that a train would be derailed while crossing a bridge or valley, potentially killing hundreds of passengers. The plan, developed in February last year, was disclosed by the US...
  • Warsaw Ghetto Uprising remembered at 68th anniversary

    04/20/2011 6:06:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Warsaw Business Journal ^ | 19th April 2011
    Tributes were paid in Poland's capital on Tuesday to those who took part in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against the Nazis exactly 68 years ago. Wreaths were laid at Warsaw's Monument to the Ghetto Heroes by a number of top state officials, including the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Bogdan Zdrojewski, the Deputy Speaker of the Senate, Zbigniew Romaszewski, and Warsaw Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz. Representatives from the embassies of Israel, the US and Germany were also in attendance, while the presidential advisor on historical policy, Thomas Nałęcz, laid a wreath on behalf of President Bronisław Komorowski. The Warsaw Ghetto...
  • Yuri Gagarin's space flight 50th anniversary: the view from Russia

    04/12/2011 9:23:37 AM PDT · by Borges · 7 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 04/12/11 | Tom Chivers
    As one of the proudest and most memorable moments in Russia's history, Yuri Gagarin's space flight, 50 years ago today, has been the subject of much discussion among the Russian media and its political leaders. But what are they saying about it? The Russian president has spoken of Gagarin's achievement in glowing terms. “I believe it was a truly revolutionary event, a highly symbolic one", he said during an interview with Chinese television. "It was a tremendous achievement of Soviet cosmonautics, which divided the world into ‘before’ and ‘after’ the flight, what has been termed the ‘space era’. A lot...
  • Old times not forgotten: Civil War at 150

    04/02/2011 7:53:41 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 210 replies
    hosted ^ | Apr 2 | CHRISTOPHER SULLIVAN
    A hush fell over the crowd filling the elegant hall in downtown Richmond, Va. The vote was about to be announced, and a young staffer of the Museum of the Confederacy balanced his laptop across his knees, poised to get out the news as soon as it was official. Who would be chosen "Person of the Year, 1861"? Five historians had made impassioned nominations, and the audience would now decide. Most anywhere else, the choice would be obvious. Who but Abraham Lincoln? But this was a vote in the capital of the rebellion that Lincoln put down, sponsored by a...
  • Video: Medal Of Honor Celebrates 150th Anniversary

    03/26/2011 8:07:34 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 1 replies
    Senior military and Pentagon officials and their families were on hand for the event at the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon.
  • To The Beauty of My Bride On Our 15th Anniversary

    03/08/2011 5:05:15 AM PST · by RGrizzle · 14 replies
    At the tender age of fifteen your beauty first serenaded me. Your pretty blue eyes, delicate lips, and soft flowing hair together created such sweet harmonies. Your precious smile cast an irresistible melody to my young heart. However, in the complacency of marriage your sweet song became muted to me. Selfish pride covered my ears. Indifference drowned out the melody that once made my heart dance. Emptiness might have been our fate except for a beauty whose stanzas were not yet complete. Unnoticed to me at first, your outward beauty had been augmented. A kind word without cause. Honor though...
  • Two Days...Two Anniversaries (Part 2)

    02/25/2011 8:13:15 PM PST · by MintyHippo1980
    The Joyful Nonconformist Blog ^ | 02/25/11 | Joyful Nonconformist
    First, I would like to offer an apology if this post is...well...more disjointed and nonsensical than usual. I had outpatient surgery this morning to put a titanium screw into my broken foot, and I'm writing under the handicap of residual sedation and Tylenol 3. Sorry! Or have fun with it! Whichever! But this actually serves as a case in point. Seventeen years ago today, my Best Buddy and one true love vowed to stick it out with me in sickness and in health...and recently we have really given that vow a workout! But I'm not going to use this space...
  • 4th Anniversary - When The Bus Stopped Here! Week 305, February 18, 2011 , Walter Reed

    02/23/2011 9:40:18 AM PST · by kburi · 14 replies
    February 23, 2011 | Kburi
    This Friday is the four year anniversary of Week 96 – The Bus Stops here. That night, the bus returning from the Aleethia Foundation’s Friday night dinner unexpectedly stopped before entering Walter Reed, and invited us onto the bus! Our practice is to stay at the front gates from 6:30 to whenever the bus returns. Often after 9pm. While we wave and cheer and they wave back, we had never been face to face with them. Until that memorable night, four years ago! Following is an excerpt from Week 96’s After Action Report, The Bus Stops Here, written four...
  • The 2nd Anniversary of Porkulus

    02/19/2011 8:06:23 AM PST · by Son House · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | February 17, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is the second anniversary of Obama's Porkulus bill. This is it today, folks. Anniversary number two. And in the two years of Obama's stimulus we have lost 2.6 million jobs. Unemployment is higher than when the stimulus was implemented. Unemployment, 8.2% in February of 2009. It's supposedly 9% now. Of course, the AP is just flummoxed here. They can't figure it out because unemployment benefits jumped to 410,000. "More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, one week after claims had fallen to the lowest level in nearly three years." Now, the truth is that last week's new...
  • Apollo 14 Splashed Down 40 Years Ago Today: Six Odd Things About It

    02/10/2011 10:16:04 PM PST · by george76 · 70 replies
    Houston Press ^ | Feb. 9, 2011 | Richard Connelly
    Apollo 14 -- the safely numbered one after that, um, other one -- splashed down 40 years ago today. Since there were no dancing-on-the-edge death-defying dramatic escapes on this one, the mission is largely lost to history. It did get NASA back on track, of course, and paved the way for as many additional moon landings as the budget could afford (three). But there were some oddities attached to Apollo 14. Here are six: 6. The astronauts got lost on the moon. 4. Astronaut Ed Mitchell became a raving UFO loon. 2. Shepard: Least-liked Apollo astronaut? Shepard was a Machiavellian,...
  • Friday marks 25 years since Challenger disaster

    01/27/2011 6:23:29 PM PST · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Canada,com ^ | 01.27.11
    On the morning the Challenger space shuttle made its final flight, Mark Letalien was sitting in his high school theatre surrounded by wildly cheering students as the spacecraft carrying their teacher, Christa McAuliffe, tore through the Florida sky. But 73 seconds into the historic mission, the raucous celebration at Concord High School in Concord, New Hampshire, was shattered by a teacher's yell to be quiet.
  • Obama Celebrates Abortion on 38th Roe Anniversary

    01/24/2011 8:34:22 AM PST · by julieee · 13 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 24, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Celebrates Abortion on 38th Roe Anniversary On the 38th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions that allowed virtually unlimited abortion, President Barack Obama released a statement celebrating them, despite the 53 million abortions taking place since then. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/01/23/obama-celebrates-abortion-on-38th-roe-anniversary/
  • Humblegunner's 10th Anniversary on Free Republic!

    01/24/2011 5:38:47 AM PST · by humblegunner · 282 replies
    humblegunner ^ | Jan. 24, 2011
    TEN YEARS! Today I celebrate the anniversary of my 10th year on Free Republic! It's been a hell of a ride. I've ticked off a lot of people and I've gained some life-long friends. That's curious right there. I'd like to extend my thanks to Jim Robinson and the Moderator staff for putting up with me all this time. Feel free to take a poke at me if you wish, it's a free for all.
  • Elder Bush brings team together 20 years after Gulf War

    01/20/2011 7:25:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/20/11
    Elder Bush brings team together 20 years after Gulf WarBy the CNN Wire Staff January 20, 2011 7:23 a.m. EST Baghdad (CNN) -- Former President George H.W. Bush is getting his old foreign policy team back together on the 20th anniversary of the Gulf War. The reunion is being held on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, where the Bush presidential library is located. A roundtable discussion by the Bush team is expected to include the 41st president, former vice presidents Dan Quayle and Dick Cheney, who was secretary of the defense at the time, and former secretaries...
  • Floridians mark anniversary of joining the Confederacy

    01/10/2011 8:57:06 AM PST · by cowboyway · 488 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | January 10, 2011 - 12:00am | Kate Howard
    It was 150 years ago today that Florida declared itself sovereign from the United States. Some Southern states have marked the anniversaries of secession with celebrations; in South Carolina, a secession gala was met with protests and controversy. In Florida, a reenactment was quietly held by the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Tallahassee on Saturday, where about 40 volunteers dressed in period attire performed a condensed version of the convention. It was at that convention where a 62-7 vote led to secession in 1861, making Florida the third state to leave and later join the Confederate States of America.
  • AP Exclusive: Iran hostage reunion at West Point

    01/13/2011 9:29:17 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    WEST POINT, N.Y. — Former Iranian hostage Barry Rosen touched down on an American tarmac 30 years ago and spilled into the arms of a wife and two young children lost to him during 444 days of captivity. Then came the exhilarating bus ride to West Point along a route lined with yellow ribbons and thousands of cheering people, waving and chanting, "USA! USA!"
  • Alamo ready for big year, but big celebration on hold

    01/07/2011 3:51:08 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 21 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 6, 2011 | SCOTT HUDDLESTON
    SAN ANTONIO — While T-shirts commemorating the 175th anniversary of the legendary battle are now on sale at the Alamo, the star-studded, fireworks-laden concert planned in March has been pre-empted by a state investigation. Alamo marketing director Tony Caridi thought last year that he had corporate sponsors ready to put up $400,000 to stage a free, nationally televised concert for 60,000 people, but none of those backers have since made a firm commitment. As a result, an opportunity to raise $2.5 million in television rights and DVD and merchandise sales to benefit preservation and expansion of the state-owned Alamo site...
  • Today is My 12th Anniversary on Free Republic

    12/30/2010 7:05:50 AM PST · by exit82 · 158 replies · 48+ views
    self ^ | December 30, 2010 | exit82
    Today is my 12th anniversary as a Freeper. I came across Free Republic in the summer of 1998 as a lurker, troubled by an increasingly lawless President Clinton, and what was happening to our country. I lurked for about four months, reading every day and being amazed at the group of talented and knowledgeable people on this site. When Jim Robinson put out the call for people to come to Washington, DC to attend the March for Justice Rally on October 30, 1998, I came from NJ on my own, not knowing a soul there, because someone was finally calling...
  • Don't spin the Civil War

    12/27/2010 10:31:54 AM PST · by trumandogz · 1,388 replies · 141+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12.27.10 | E.J. DIONNE jR.
    The Civil War is about to loom very large in the popular memory. We would do well to be candid about its causes and not allow the distortions of contemporary politics or long-standing myths to cloud our understanding of why the nation fell apart. The coming year will mark the 150th anniversary of the onset of the conflict, which is usually dated to April 12, 1861, when Confederate batteries opened fire at 4:30 a.m. on federal troops occupying Fort Sumter. Union forces surrendered the next day, after 34 hours of shelling.
  • Recollections of John Lennon's Assassination (30 year anniversary today)

    12/08/2010 6:53:25 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 105 replies
    Not exactly in the league of Pearl Harbor and 9/11, or even the JFK assassination, but for those who are old enough to remember, it was a pretty big deal when John Lennon was assassinated in New York City exactly 30 years ago today, on December 8, 1980. So I thought I'd put a post out there to see if anybody has any thoughts from that day, how they learned about it and how they felt about John Lennon and his music at the time and more importantly, how they feel about him today now that we have had 30...
  • Poll: Most under 35 never heard of King James Bible

    11/27/2010 7:12:53 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 214 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Nov. 26, 2010 | Bob Unrah
    A new poll taken for the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible reveals that a majority of those under 35 in the United Kingdom don't even know about the work, which has been described as a significant part of the estimated 100 million Bible sales annually, making it the best best-seller, ever. "Yet this is a work which was far more influential than Shakespeare in the development and spread of English," a spokesman for the King James Bible Trust told the Christian Institute in a recent report. The Christian Institute's report said the translation, which will...
  • WHERE WAS EVERYBODY THIS YEAR?

    11/23/2010 7:46:34 PM PST · by johnwcassell · 93 replies · 2+ views
    Amazon.com Author Forum ^ | 11/23/2010 | John W. Cassell
    NOVEMBER 22, 1963 was a day many Americans still living will never forget.... The President and Vice President were in Dallas... Most of the Cabinet were on a plane bound for Tokyo... The country was preparing for Thanks giving which I was looking forward to spending with Helen Fairbanks, my teenage love, in Baltimore. Whether you liked JFK or not, you found yourself listening to Peter, Paul and Mary, the Sound of Music and a song about "chickenfat" supporting Kennedy's fitness program. You were YOUNG. Even going to Atlantic City High you could wake up JOYFUL. It was just something...
  • 10 Years on FR

    11/07/2010 5:15:48 PM PST · by andy58-in-nh · 147 replies
    me | 11/7/10 | andy58-in-nh
    No big vanity here, guys (nor, perish the thought, an "opus"). I just wanted to observe the fact that I've been on this forum for 10 years today, and to thank Jim Robinson for the opportunity to vent my spleen and express whatever humorous or (hopefully) thoughtful impulses happen to drift through my transom. And when they do, it is often at the instigation and inspiration of many of you here assembled. You folks have become like an extended family to me, and yes, I truly mean that.Thank you all for your passion, your humor and your continuing commitment to...
  • Today Is The 2 Year Anniversary of Obama's Election!

    11/04/2010 7:57:01 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-4-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Its hard to imagine it was 2 years ago today...it has felt like a f-ing eternity... ----------------------------------------------------See more posts and art at The Looking Spoon (www.thelookingspoon.com)
  • 140th Anniversary of Robert E. Lee's death

    10/10/2010 2:24:00 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 390 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 10, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The American flag, which Robert E. Lee had defended as a soldier, flew at half mast in Lexington, Virginia.
  • Dozens of Taliban killed as war enters 10th year

    10/07/2010 1:37:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/7/10 | Robert Kennedy - ap
    KABUL, Afghanistan – Airstrikes and ground operations by NATO and Afghan troops killed dozens of insurgents, including a senior Taliban leader who spearheaded attacks against security forces, the alliance said Thursday as the war in Afghanistan entered its 10th year. Sixteen militants were killed in air raids and ground fighting overnight in the Darqad, Yangi Qala and Khwaja Bahawuddin districts of Takhar province, Gen. Shah Jahan Noori, provincial police chief, told The Associated Press. More than a dozen insurgents were wounded. Northern Takhar has been the scene of escalating military operations in recent days, as NATO and Afghan forces step...
  • This Week in Mexifornia – Thousands Gather to Celebrate… Mexico’s Independence From Spain?

    09/16/2010 2:18:29 PM PDT · by Erin Brown · 22 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 09/16/10 | SkinnieMinnie
    In 1810, Mexico gained its independence from Spain and 200 years later, thousands of Mexican Americans flocked to the steps of the state capitol building in California to celebrate this occasion. Wait, what? Mexico declares its independence from Spain 200 years ago, and California citizens celebrate? According to Mexican Consul General Carlos González Gutiérrez in the Sacramento Bee, celebrating the bicentennial was “an opportunity not only to celebrate the cultural identity of California’s 11 million Mexican Americans, but our partnership with California. We have been together for 200 years, and we will be together for many more.” Gutiérrez let out...
  • The Terrorists Can’t Have Today

    09/11/2010 4:51:06 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 7 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 09/11/10 | CaroleL
    It's impossible to forget that this is the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. As I'm sure most Americans do, I remember that horrible day many times throughout the year; when I hear something related on the news or sometimes when the morning sky is crystal clear and bright the way it was that morning. But while the date is impossible to forget, we have a choice about how we spend today and all the September 11's still to come.
  • On the Fifth Anniversary of Katrina, Displacement Continues [Women, Minorities Hardest Hit]

    08/29/2010 11:57:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Indypendent ^ | August 29, 2010 | Jordan Flaherty
    Poet Sunni Patterson is one of New Orleans’ most beloved artists. She has performed in nearly every venue in the city, toured the US, and frequently appears on television and radio, from Democracy Now to Def Poetry Jam. When she performs her poems in local venues, half the crowd recites the words along with her. But, like many who grew up here, she was forced to move away from the city she loves. She left as part of a wave of displacement that began with Katrina and still continues to this day. While hers is just one story, it is...
  • Former FEMA head: Gov't didn't tell all on Katrina

    08/27/2010 10:40:35 AM PDT · by South40 · 28 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the federal official at the heart of a firestorm over Washington's slow response is acknowledging the government's shortcomings. Former Federal Emergency Management agency director Mike Brown tells NBC's "Today" show "there was a disconnect" about what the Bush administration was saying about the situation, and how bad things actually were.
  • Glenn Beck Rewrites Civil Rights History [Alveda King: Park Police Forewarned, We Just Might Sing]

    08/26/2010 3:32:54 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 489 replies
    CNN>COM ^ | August 26, 2010 9:02 a.m. EDT | Willie Bunch, Special to CNN
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- "We are on the right side of history! We are on the side of individual freedoms and liberties and, dammit, we will reclaim the civil rights moment. We will take that movement -- because we were the people who did it in the first place." -- Glenn Beck, on his nationally syndicated radio program, May 26. It is Glenn Beck's most audacious stunt yet: This Saturday, in the company of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the National Rifle Association and others, the Fox News Channel host will stand in the sacred shadow not just of the...
  • Man Celebrating One-Year Anniversary Killed in Buffalo Restaurant Massacre

    08/14/2010 12:22:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/14/10 | DEAN SCHABNER
    Man Celebrating One-Year Anniversary Killed in Buffalo Restaurant MassacreFive People Were Killed and Three Wounded in the Early Morning Shooting By DEAN SCHABNER Aug. 14, 2010 A man who had come to Buffalo from Texas to celebrate his one-year wedding anniversary was among five people killed in a shooting early this morning at a restaurant that also left three wounded. A man has been taken into custody, reportedly in relation to the shooting, but police have declined to comment on whether the arrest made by a SWAT team was connected to the massacre. The Buffalo Police Department has not yet...
  • Remember Sharon Tate

    08/08/2010 11:34:18 AM PDT · by nolongerademocrat · 107 replies · 2+ views
    8/8/2010 | nolongerademocrat
    Let us remember her tonight and tomorrow. And let us remember that the mastermind behind her death is still causing problems in our society. There are cults all over the world who celebrate Charles Manson. Let us think about what that says about our world. The anniversary of her death comes slightly after midnight tonight.
  • Families of victims of Concorde supersonic jet crash mark 10 years since disaster

    07/25/2010 9:17:07 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 14 replies
    Daily Press ^ | 07/25/2010 | Daily Press
    GONESSE, France (AP) — Families whose loved ones died in the fiery crash of a supersonic Concorde jet 10 years ago joined together near Paris on Sunday, laying flowers at a monument to the dead and wandering the breezy field where the plane went down. A French court is awaiting a verdict on who was to blame for the accident, which killed 109 aboard the plane and four on the ground, and devastated the reputation of the jet. The Concorde, which ferried the rich and famous across the Atlantic for three decades and could fly twice as fast as the...
  • Vincent Foster: 17th Anniversary of the "Suicide" that Wasn't

    07/20/2010 4:02:45 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 68 replies · 1+ views
    July 20, 2010 | justiceseeker93
    Today marks the 17th anniversary of Clinton White House Deputy Counsel Vincent Foster's death. Although ruled a "suicide" by official Washington since 1995, all credible forensic evidence in the case - circumstantial, physical, and laboratory - points to a homicide and a multi-pronged cover-up to shield the homicide's perpetrators from objective criminal investigation, indictment, and prosecution. As Newt Gingrich once noted to a reporter, you wold have to be brain dead to believe the official story. The general conclusion one can draw from the historical facts at hand is that in the United States legal system today - contrary to...
  • Anniversary of Apollo 11

    07/20/2010 1:27:09 AM PDT · by screaming eagle2 · 35 replies
    20 July is the 41st anniversary of Apollo11 landing on the Moon.It was a great moment in American history.It's too bad our governments leaders decided that NASA abandon its mission to explore the unknown in favor of making the Islamic people "feel good about themselves.
  • The freak of the week

    06/21/2010 2:55:08 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 21, 2010 | Andrea Peyser
    Put on your black burqa and hide the kids. The madness has begun. The world this week is in the grips of mass psychosis. From California to New York and all the way to Bahrain, folks are engaged in publicly mourning a man who was not a great thinker, leader or humanitarian. Friday marks the first anniversary of the death of a weird, emaciated and nearly broke entertainer, who died as ugly as he lived -- drugged into oblivion while dreaming of attractive young males. It's been one year since Michael Jackson, the most celebrated freak ever to surgically alter...