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  • Group Calls to Ban Pledge of Allegiance at Massachusetts Schools

    09/08/2011 2:47:30 PM PDT · by Mind Freed · 15 replies
    Days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11 a leader from a group in Massachusetts is calling on public schools in one town to ban students from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, saying it has no educational value and the pressure it places on children to participate makes his “skin crawl,” The Boston Globe reported. Martin Rosenthal, the co-chair of Brookline Political Action for Peace, or Brookline Pax, told the paper the pledge puts “kids in an uncomfortable situation” and doesn’t belong in schools. The group, therefore, will ask town meeting voters in November to pass a nonbinding resolution on the...
  • Why Muslims are still mad at America

    09/05/2011 3:49:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | September 5th, 2011 | Steven Kull
    Men stand near their trucks as they are questioned by U.S. soldiers with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment about the contents in their trucks on July 14, 2011 in Iskandariya, Babil Province, Iraq. On the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, many Americans are wondering whether the risk of a terrorist attack against America has been reduced. The picture is mixed. With the death of Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda is weaker. With revolutions in several Arab countries, frustrations with unpopular autocratic governments — a recruiting theme for terrorist groups - have been mitigated. But one important contributing factor has...
  • Rebel without a bra: Jane Fonda said her biggest regret was not sleeping with Che Guevara

    09/05/2011 7:50:36 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 93 replies
    <p>One day, at the height of her fame in the mid-Seventies, Jane Fonda turned up on the doorstep of her ex-husband, Roger Vadim. She was lugging a bulging sack.</p> <p>Vadim’s glamorous new girlfriend let her in, thrilled to meet the movie icon at last. But her excitement soon turned to disbelief. The star of Julia, Klute and The China Syndrome had come to do her laundry. Why? Because her second husband, Tom Hayden, a Left-wing activist with a bulbous nose and acne-scarred cheeks, had forbidden her to have either a washing machine or dishwasher. Far too bourgeois.</p>
  • Radical Islamic Group: We Will ‘Make As Much Noise As Possible’ During 9/11 Moment of Silence

    09/05/2011 10:54:55 AM PDT · by Baynative · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/5/11 | Billy Hallowell
    On the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a radical Islamic group hopes to “expose the crimes of the American government,” while showcasing its opinion that the U.S. has lost its battle against terrorism. The group, Muslims Against Crusades (MAC), plans to purposefully disrupt a commemorative 9/11 ceremony. Participants pledge to make as much noise as possible during a planned moment of silence that will be held outside the U.S. Embassy of London next weekend.
  • Colorado School Comes Under Fire for Hanging Saudi Flag Higher Than American Flag

    09/05/2011 10:38:52 AM PDT · by Puppage · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/5/2011
    An elementary school in Colorado has come under criticism after they lowered the American flag and elevated a Saudi Arabian flag. The principal at Bauder Elementary School in Fort Collins said they did not mean to disrespect the American flag, according to a report in the Greeley Gazzette.
  • Mormonism and Mitt Romney’s “Weirdness”

    08/11/2011 4:29:28 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 235 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 9, 2011 | Ross Douthat
    ...we pretty much know what kind of re-election campaign Barack Obama is going to wage: A relentlessly negative one, which...will focus almost exclusively on making the challenger seem unacceptable rather than defending the sitting president’s accomplishments. Thanks to Ben Smith at Politico, we also know roughly how the White House plans to “destroy Mitt Romney,”...By “attacking him as inauthentic, unprincipled and, in a word used repeatedly by Obama’s advisers in about a dozen interviews, ‘weird.’” Weird how, you ask? Here’s Smith: The character attacks on Romney will focus on what critics view as a makeover, both personal (skinny jeans) and...
  • Mormon presidential politics

    08/11/2011 4:53:48 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 4, 2011
    <p>CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor Eric Marrapodi jumped into the fray on the topic with Foreman as well. He said while religious views shape Mormon politicians on a macro level, there is no evidence Mormon politicians have a "bat phone" to Utah and take orders from the leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as the church is formally known.</p>
  • The Transfiguration of Brigham Young

    08/08/2011 7:38:05 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 25 replies
    Mormon Coffee (Mormonism Research Ministry) ^ | Aug. 8, 2011 | Sharon Lindbloom
    When Joseph Smith died in June of 1844, the Mormon Church faced a succession crisis. Mormon historian Richard S. Van Wagoner explained, “Despite frequent kidnaping and assassination attempts, Joseph Smith established no firm policies regarding presidential succession in the event of his death. The resulting confusion threw the prophetic transition into turmoil. He simply had not expected to die at thirty-eight. Never given to full disclosure to any man or woman, the prophet’s public and private statements between 1834-44 suggested at least eight different methods for succession, each pointing to different successors with some claims to validity.” (“The Making of...
  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to certify that gays can serve openly in the armed services

    07/21/2011 3:40:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 99 replies
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to certify that gays can serve openly in the armed services
  • Shock Study: U.S. Flag Only Boosts GOP

    07/21/2011 2:16:23 PM PDT · by iowamark · 40 replies
    US News ^ | July 20, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    Just a brief exposure to an image of the American flag shifts voters, even Democrats, to Republican beliefs, attitudes and voting behavior even though most don't believe it will impact their politics, according to a new two-year study just published in the scholarly Psychological Science. What's more, according to three authors from the University Chicago, Cornell University and Hebrew University, the impact had staying power. "A single exposure to an American flag resulted in a significant increase in participants' Republican voting intentions, voting behavior, political beliefs, and implicit and explicit attitudes, with some effects lasting 8 months," the study found....
  • US 'to aid Islamist areas of famine-hit Somalia'

    07/20/2011 2:23:08 PM PDT · by Realman30 · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 07/20-11 | BBC moblie
    The US has said it will send aid to famine-hit areas of Somalia controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabab. But US aid officials say assurances must be given that the insurgents will not interfere with its distribution. The US considers al-Shabab a terrorist group and last year stopped aid to the large area of Somalia it controls. The UN has declared a famine in two areas of southern Somalia as the region experiences the worst drought in more than half a century. Al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda-affiliated group which controls large swathes of south and central Somalia, had imposed a ban on...
  • IT'S OFFICIAL: The Whole World Thinks Republicans Are Dangerous Maniacs Threatening Everyone

    07/19/2011 7:15:18 PM PDT · by freejohn · 74 replies
    Yes, the rest of the world is watching this embarrassing debt ceiling nonsense, and it is growing dismayed. Der Spiegel has a roundup of commentary in German newspapers about the fight, and the universal message is this: The US is holding the entire world hostage, and it's the Republicans that are playing with fire.
  • (ANTI-AMERICAN COUNTRIES) Russia, Ukraine and South Korea Drop the Title Captain America

    07/06/2011 8:08:18 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 18 replies
    Gawker ^ | Jul 6, 2011 | Seth Abramowicz
    Paramount and Marvel Studios have a bit of a marketing challenge on their hands with their upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger. Namely, how do you sell a pro-U.S.A superhero movie to the many regions of the globe that can't stand us? Their solution was to play it safe, and release the film in all foreign markets as just "The First Avenger." But then a wonderful thing happened. From the Times: [I]n a surprise, Paramount's overseas operation objected, arguing that Captain America had too much brand value, even in spots like France that are leery of embracing Team America too...
  • 'Captain America' keeps full name in most of world

    07/06/2011 10:33:49 AM PDT · by americanophile · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | Jul 06, 2011 | AP
    LOS ANGELES - Captain America will keep its patriotic full title in most of the world when the superhero adventure hits the big-screen. Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios gave distributors around the world the option of shortening the title of "Captain America: The First Avenger" to simply "The First Avenger," out of concern about anti-American sentiment. But the only countries that took them up on it were Russia, Ukraine and South Korea. In other territories, the movie will go out with the full title, a sign that the brand value of the Marvel Comics hero trumps any potential anti-U.S. feelings...
  • The great American songbook has grown - Along with old favorites, students learn new mix

    07/04/2011 11:35:22 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 10 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 1, 2011 (online; July 4th in print edition) | MAGGIE GALEHOUSE
    ...In those early music classes you learned songs that became part of your American songbook, songs as familiar as your grandmother's hands or the stretch of street where you grew up... Today's kids still learn traditional American folk tunes, but educators are casting a wider net. "There is certainly a world music trend now," says Brian Shepard, of the Music Teachers National Association, based in Ohio. "Schools are teaching folk tunes from other cultures." At Hicks Elementary... students learned Nigerian boat song Eh Soom Boo Kawaya, Canadian folk song J'entends le Moulin and Norwegian emigrant song Oleanna, and other far-flung...
  • Barack Obama is a Bad Man

    06/21/2011 9:16:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/21/11 | Jay Clarke
    When he first entered the national political arena, I thought Barack Obama was a sincere man, mistaken in his political beliefs, but an honest advocate of them. Today, like millions of Americans, my evaluation of Barack Obama would be quite different. Without attempting to go over every policy, speech, and embarrassment to explain what is wrong with the man, I might just sum it up the way that many parents do when teaching their sons and daughters about right and wrong. "Obama," I would say, "is a bad man."
  • Fareed Zakaria: America’s Problem is That We Love Our Constitution Too Much.(Obama's CNN advisor)

    06/02/2011 1:15:32 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Patterico.com ^ | 6/2/11 | Aaron Worthing
    It’s self-fisking, but worth watching for the sheer smug idiocy of it all.
  • Middle East Howlers

    03/30/2011 7:41:34 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    A “howler,” the Wall Street Journal called it in an editorial yesterday. That certainly is a fitting description of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s latest mindboggling foray into Middle East analysis. It makes sense, she maintains, for American armed forces to get “kinetic” in Libya but not in Syria because Moammar Qaddafi is a brutal dictator while brutal dictator Bashar Assad is really a “reformer.” Perhaps she has been watching too much al-Jazeera, this former first lady who was so instrumental in her husband’s airbrushing of the terrorist kleptocrat Yasser Arafat — a peace-seeking statesman . . . at least...
  • Liberals Giving Up On American Exceptionalism

    03/21/2011 6:59:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2011 | Lurita Doan
    Mainstream media has become defeatist, abandoning the notion that Americans are uniquely able to accomplish great things. Worse yet, members of congress, mostly Democrats but some Republicans too, have become similarly defeatist. How sad. When confronted with challenges, danger, or catastrophe, their common response is to shirk. These defeatists seem to think that Americans lack the grit, ingenuity, and raw courage to tackle complicated problems. Consider the typical Democrat response to some recent crises. When there was an oil spill in the Gulf—Democrat leaders recommended that all off-shore drilling be abandoned. When there was an accident in a West Virginia...
  • Professor Exposes Federally Funded Revisionist History Conference

    11/01/2010 6:22:43 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 38 replies · 4+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 1 Nov 2010 | Meredith Jessup
    In July, the (NEH) sponsored a workshop on “History and Commemoration: The Legacies of the Pacific War in WWII” for college professors in Hawaii. Professor Penelope Blake, a veteran professor of Humanities at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Ill., was one of 25 American scholars chosen to attend the workshop, but was reportedly disheartened to find the conference “driven by an overt political bias and a blatant anti-American agenda.” Professor Blake is now reportedly calling on Congress to implement better oversight over the NEH. In a letter addressed directly to her Illinois congressman, Rep. Don Manzullo, Blake documents conference details...