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  • Millennial poll: America ‘racist,’ not ‘great,’ Obama better than Washington

    Younger Americans are turning on the country and forgetting its ideals, with nearly half believing that it isn’t “great” and many eyeing the U.S. flag as “a sign of intolerance and hatred,” according to a new and disturbing survey. Those who came of age under former President Barack Obama also have a larger-than-life view of the 44th president and feel that he had a “bigger impact” on the United States than the father of the country and leader of the Revolutionary War, former President George Washington. Screen Shot 2018-11-27 at 4.25.17 AM.png (Screenshot/YouGov) The YouGov.com poll was the first “State...
  • Paradise regained? Experts call for European approach to US housing [tasteless; CA wildfires]

    11/22/2018 8:38:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    With the embers still raining from blackened skies choked by California’s massive wildfires, the effort turns to rebuilding Paradise — a town of almost 30,000 that was wiped off the map. But experts warn that with megafires the new normal in a warming global climate, housing in the western United States is going to need a revolutionary rethink along the lines of villages dotting Europe’s wooded slopes. “I think people are thinking about if there is a way we can design the new Paradise that can look like more of a European village or a ski town, and not have...
  • Native Americans mark Thanksgiving with day of mourning

    11/22/2018 12:16:17 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 85 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 22, 2018 | Yahoo/AP
    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Thanksgiving is nothing to celebrate for Native Americans, who are gathering in the town where the Pilgrims settled for a solemn National Day of Mourning observance. Thursday's noon gathering in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts, will recall the disease, racism and oppression that the European settlers brought. It's the 49th year that the United American Indians of New England have organized the event on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Celtics' Kyrie Irving says he's not planning to celebrate Thanksgiving: 'F--- Thanksgiving'

    11/21/2018 9:24:27 PM PST · by Kazan · 69 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 11/22/1028 | By Jack Maloney
    The Boston Celtics' early season struggles continued on Wednesday night with a 117-109 loss to the New York Knicks. Down by as much as 26, the Celtics made a big comeback in the fourth quarter, but fell short, largely due to some clutch shooting by Trey Burke. Now just 9-9 on the season, there will be plenty to discuss in regards to the Celtics' inability to meet expectations. At the same time, there will also be plenty of discussion about one of Kyrie Irving's postgame quotes, in which he made it clear he doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving. MassLive's Tom Westerholm was...
  • College Library Prepares For Thanksgiving By Sharing Guideline On ‘Decolonizing’ The Holiday

    11/14/2018 2:03:13 AM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 13, 2018 | Neetu Chandak
    The article also includes also a list of resources for educators and family members that help them teach Thanksgiving in a “socially responsible” way. One of the resources suggested was “Ten Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving about Social and Environmental Justice,” by Eve Bratman. . . “Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers,” the group’s website says. “Thanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture.”
  • Michael Moore Finishes His Oscar 2003 Acceptance Speech At Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

    11/11/2018 6:44:09 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 11, 2018 | Bruce Haring
    Filmmaker Michael Moore was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, while Won’t You Be My Neighbor won the Best Documentary and Best Director categories at the third annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, held last night at BRIC in Brooklyn. Robert De Niro presented the award to Moore right before rushing off to appear on SNL, calling him “a true, true American hero … one of the greatest truth- tellers in this country right now.” Moore used his acceptance speech to finish his 2003 Oscar speech for Bowling for Columbine. At that ceremony, he had been pulled off the stage and...
  • Michelle Obama on whether she thought her husband could win; bruising campaign to the White House

    11/11/2018 10:57:03 AM PST · by ETL · 45 replies
    ABC News, via Yahoo News ^ | November 11, 2018 | ENJOLI FRANCIS
    Michelle Obama shared with "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts some key advice she'd give her pre-White House self, if she had the chance, as the two sat down to discuss her memoir, "Becoming." "You know the hard parts were the things that I expected," Michelle Obama told Roberts in the exclusive interview. "That it was gonna be hard, you know? Being the first black anything is gonna be hard." "So much of this country lives in isolation and we just don't know each other. ... There were people who didn't know what a black woman was and sounded like....
  • French President Emmanuel Macron: ‘Nationalism is Treason’ (War is peace, freedom is slavery)

    11/11/2018 9:45:14 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 NOV 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    French President Emmanuel Macron denounced nationalism during an Armistice Day centennial observance in Paris on Sunday. “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: Nationalism is treason,” Macron said, according to a Euronews translator. Macron spoke in front of world leaders including President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “If we think our interests may only come first and we don’t care for others, it is a treason of our values, a betrayal of all moral values,” he said. “We must remember this.” Macron said that the moral values of France helped them fight for the...
  • Obama touts Gillum and Nelson, warns voters “character of the country” is on the line

    11/02/2018 7:38:48 PM PDT · by palmer · 44 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 02, 2018 04:49 PM | BY LESLEY CLARK AND MAYA KAUFMAN
    He never mentioned him by name, but former President Barack Obama made it clear Friday at a rally in Miami’s Overtown that by electing Andrew Gillum governor of Florida, the state can deliver a blow to President Donald Trump.... On Friday, the faithful jammed into a sweltering, cavernous room at Miami’s Ice Palace Film Studios, several attendees wearing Obama T-shirts they said dated to his first run for the presidency in 2008. Gillum’s campaign said more than 4,000 people attended....
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel to step down as party leader

    10/29/2018 3:53:34 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2018 | Bianca Britton
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced she will give up leadership of her center-right Christian Democrat Union (CDU) party after 18 years in the post, German media has reported. Merkel announced during a meeting with officials that she will not seek to run for re-election at the party's convention in December. But she made clear that she wanted to remain as chancellor, a position she has held since 2005, CNN affiliate RTL reported, citing party sources. Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies lose majority in crushing vote The announcement is a sign of Merkel's weakened power within her own party, and waning...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: We Must Use Blueprint From Defeating Nazis to Defeat Global Warming

    10/20/2018 6:36:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 150 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 19, 2018 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday night said the way the Allied Powers defeated the Nazis during World War II provides a blueprint for how the United States should defeat global warming. Ocasio-Cortez appeared at a climate change town hall in College Point, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, where she discussed her "radical" plan to tackle global warming, according to a clip first flagged by the Republican National Committee.
  • The hidden agenda behind 'climate change'

    10/02/2018 6:42:59 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 7 replies
    americanthinker ^ | 10/02/2018 | John Eidson
    In comments that laid bare the hidden agenda behind global warming alarmism, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, let slip during a February 2015 press conference in Brussels that the U.N.'s real purpose in pushing climate hysteria is to end capitalism throughout the world: This is the first time in human history that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally changing [getting rid of] the economic development model that has reigned since the Industrial Revolution.
  • One-world-government Walter Cronkite: ‘I’m glad to sit at the right hand of Satan’

    09/17/2018 1:29:18 PM PDT · by Eowyn2 · 56 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | Sept. 17, 2018 | Dr. Eowyn
    In 1999 at the UN, Walter Cronkite declared his support and allegiance to a one-world government. He blamed the refusal of the U.S. Congress to ratify one-world-government treaties on “a handful” of obdurate senators who “pander” to the Christian Coalition and the “religious right wing”. Identifying Pat Robertson as the leader of the Christian Coalition, Cronkite quoted Robertson, that “any attempt to achieve world order before that time must be the work of the Devil.” Cronkite then mocked Robertson by declaring, “I’m glad to sit here at the right hand of Satan.”
  • Colleges Don’t Need 9/11 Memorial Ceremonies

    09/11/2018 6:18:38 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Slate ^ | Sept 10, 2018 | Steven A. Miller
    A couple weeks ago, the internet’s right-wing outrage machine trained its sights on the small liberal arts school in Wisconsin where I teach. Ripon College had banned 9/11 memorials, venues like the Drudge Report and the Federalist Papers declared, because they might make Muslim students uncomfortable. On Twitter, folks who’d never previously heard of the school inveighed against its reputation, suggesting Ripon must be run by anti-American communists. One professor, born in Germany, received an email calling him a Nazi. There were threats of violence, and the cleverest tweets noted, “Ripon must be a Rip-off!”
  • What Would a Socialist America Look Like? (The free crap express)

    09/03/2018 5:17:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/03/18
    Just a decade ago, “socialism” was a dirty word in American politics. Debates over its merits were mostly limited to obscure blogs, niche magazines and political parties on the other side of the Atlantic. But more recently Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a handful of other politicians have breathed new life into the label, injecting a radical alternate vision for the U.S. economy into the mainstream political debate. Ahead of the midterms, politicians like Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib, and Kansas’ James Thompson have proudly held up their endorsements from Democratic Socialists of America, the country’s largest socialist group, whose numbers...
  • 'First Man' flag kerfuffle is rocket fuel for our divided times

    09/03/2018 7:03:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/03/18 | Christian Toto
    When news broke that the upcoming Hollywood film about the moon landing leaves out the planting of an American flag in lunar soil (though it apparently shows the flag later), both sides of the ideological aisle instantly weighed in, each with compelling arguments. The film in question has only been seen by a select few, meaning the truth won’t be clear until its Oct. 12 release. That didn’t stop Social Media Nation. (Does it ever?) The problem began when Ryan Gosling, who stars as Neil Armstrong in director Damien Chazelle’s film, shared why we don’t see the astronaut planting an...
  • NYT Editorial Board’s Mara Gay: ‘America Was Never Great’ Is ‘Honest,’ Not a ‘Gaffe’

    08/20/2018 11:01:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2018 | John Nolte
    Mara Gay, a member of the far-left New York Times editorial board, believes Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) was being honest when he said America “was never that great.” She also agrees with the sentiment. During a speech before supporters Wednesday, Cuomo was very clear about why he does not believe America has ever been great. After criticizing President Trump’s “Make America Great” slogan, Cuomo laid out his reasoning. “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” he said, as his supporters laughed and gasped. “We have not reached greatness, we will reach greatness when every...
  • Cuomo on his ‘inartful’ remark: ‘Of course America is great’

    08/17/2018 8:28:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 66 replies
    ap ^ | 8/17/2018 | DAVID KLEPPER
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, running for a third term and a potential candidate for president in 2020, acknowledged Friday that he was “inartful” when he said this week that America “was never that great.”The Democrat went on to expound on something that few elected officials ever need to spell out.“I want to be very clear: Of course America is great and of course America has always been great,” Cuomo said on a teleconference with reporters.Cuomo’s appraisal of the nation was somewhat different Wednesday when, speaking at a Manhattan bill signing, he critiqued Republican President Donald Trump and...
  • Socialism is 'mainstream,' not a 'tainted' ideology: Bernie Sanders

    08/15/2018 6:13:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/15/18 | Gabriella Muñoz
    During an interview on “The Late Show,” Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders declared socialist ideas to be mainstream, after host Stephen Colbert suggested it’s hurting Democrats at the ballot box. Mr. Colbert pointed out that most of the candidates Mr. Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigned for lost their primaries. “Why do you need to call yourself socialists? Because that’s freighted with so much negativity in the United States,” the late-night comedian asked. “Maybe there’s a little taint to socialism that turns people off?”
  • Atlanta school drops Pledge of Allegiance, asks students to instead recite 'Wolf Pack Chant'

    08/09/2018 12:55:25 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    An Atlanta charter school headed into the new school year by telling students and staff not to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the morning - but instead the "Wolf Pack Chant." Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School announced on Tuesday it will be eliminating the Pledge of Allegiance from its morning agenda to make the institution more inclusive. [Snip] "There are many emotions around this and we want everyone in our school family to start their day in a positive manner. After all, that is the whole purpose of our morning meeting," Zelski said. [Snip] The Atlanta charter school isn't the...