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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...
  • The Essential Barack Obama

    02/10/2011 2:58:53 AM PST · by Scanian · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 10, 2011 | Steve McCann
    Today the United States finds itself adrift on a sea of uncertainty; its economy floundering under the weight of oppressive debt and mismanagement, its status in world affairs at its lowest ebb since the beginning of the 20th Century and its citizens openly questioning the future. At such a critical time the country has as its President a man unable or qualified to lead. Barack Obama is a man without a core, leaving the ship of state without a rudder in the management of foreign affairs and domestic policy which have spun dangerously out of control over the past two...
  • Julian Assange Defends WikiLeaks, Manning and Free Press on '60 Minutes'

    01/31/2011 8:58:15 AM PST · by drpix · 7 replies
    switched.com/aol ^ | 1/31/11 | Amar Toor
    Last night, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sat down for a rare, extended interview with Steve Kroft of '60 Minutes.' In what CBS has called Assange's "most extensive television interview to date," the Australian national defended his organization's mission, discussed the roots of his own anti-authoritarian philosophy, and compared WikiLeaks' core principles to "those of the U.S. Revolution."
  • Egyptian Police Using U.S.-Made Tear Gas Against Demonstrators

    01/29/2011 11:45:53 AM PST · by STONEWALLS · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 28, 2011 | SARAH O. WALI and DEENA A. SAMI
    Egyptian riot police are firing tear gas canisters bearing the label "Made in U.S.A" against street demonstrations in Cairo, according to protesters who provided ABC News with pictures of the canisters. The protestors said the tear gas canisters were recovered in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo on Tuesday. The label urges anyone who comes in contact with the gas "to seek assistance as soon as possible." According to the canister labels, the tear gas is produced by Combined Systems International of Jamestown, Pennsylvania. The company's web-site says it sells "non-lethal weapons" to foreign governments, without specifying Egypt. A company spokesperson...
  • Controversial Muslim cleric is arrested while sneaking into the U.S.

    01/27/2011 6:07:58 AM PST · by epithermal · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 27, 2011 | Richard Marosi
    Reporting from San Diego — U.S. border authorities have arrested a controversial Muslim cleric who was deported from Canada to Tunisia three years ago and was caught earlier this month trying to sneak into California in the trunk of a BMW, according to court documents. Said Jaziri, the former imam of a Muslim congregation in Montreal, was hidden in a car driven by a San Diego-area man who was pulled over by U.S. Border Patrol agents near an Indian casino east of San Diego on Jan. 11. Jaziri had allegedly paid a Tijuana-based smuggling group $5,000 to get him across...
  • Young communists start "National Red School Bus Tour" to indoctrinate children

    01/24/2011 3:38:51 PM PST · by FredJake · 30 replies · 1+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 1/24/2011 | Joe Newby
    Remember when churches used to have "Sunday School" buses that picked up your children and gave them Bible lessons on their way to church? Now, thanks to the Southern California Young Communist League (YCL), a branch of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), little red school buses may be coming to your neighborhood. But they won't be teaching your children Bible lessons, or courses in American history that highlight the freedom we have and those who died to protect it. They'll be teaching your children the wonders of communism and socialism. According to an article at The Blaze, the "National Red...
  • Mass. School Requires Permission Slips to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

    12/22/2010 10:35:19 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 19 replies · 2+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/22/2010 | Todd Starnes
    The principal of a public school in Brookline, Mass., is asking parents to fill out permission slips before their children can participate in a weekly recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Gerardo Martinez, the principal of The Devotion School, informed parents that the school would begin reciting the pledge in January over the public address system. Attached to the letter was a form that asked parents to check either: "Yes, my child will participate in the weekly Pledge of Allegiance" or "No, my child will not participate in the weekly Pledge of Allegiance." "I urge you to have a conversation...
  • Kevin Connolly's guide to American culture

    12/19/2010 3:44:51 PM PST · by decimon · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | December 18, 2010 | Kevin Connolly
    After three years of eating steaks the size of elephants' ears, Kevin bids farewell The BBC's America correspondent Kevin Connolly is packing his bags for a new post in the Middle East. During his three years in the US he has visited 46 out of 50 states and covered the country's election of its first black president.Sometime around the spring of 1835, a young Frenchman called Alexis de Tocqueville travelled to the United States on a mission guaranteed to make Americans bristle with irritation. He was going to understand them, and explain them. De Tocqueville was smart, Gallic and aristocratic...
  • Berkeley may honor Army private accused of leaks(BARFER)

    12/08/2010 10:56:05 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 18 replies
    BERKELEY, Calif. — The Berkeley City Council will consider a resolution that would declare the Army private suspected of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks a hero and call for his release. The council plans a vote Tuesday on the resolution in support of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is being held in a military brig in Virginia. A city commission already has approved it. Bob Meola, who authored the resolution, tells the San Francisco Chronicle that Manning is a patriot who deserves a medal. Federal officials have criticized the leaks, saying they could endanger lives.
  • APNewsBreak: Arrest in recruiting center bomb plot

    12/08/2010 8:27:02 AM PST · by massmike · 46 replies
    chron.com ^ | 12/08/2010 | BEN NUCKOLS
    Authorities say a person has been arrested in the Baltimore area for plotting to blow up a military recruitment center. Marcia Murphy, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore, tells The Associated Press the person will appear in court Wednesday afternoon. An FBI spokesman also confirmed the arrest. They did not provide any more details. The official says the person's goal was to blow up a military recruitment center. The official says the person is a U.S. citizen and the plot was carried out in Baltimore County.
  • New worry for the US money supply as new $100 bills printed with flaws

    12/06/2010 3:16:06 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 55 replies · 1+ views
    examiner.com ^ | December 6, 2010 | Kenneth Schortgen Jr.
    A new headache may have been created for US and international currency use as it has been determined that a flaw was created in the printing of up to 30% of all new $100.00 bills scheduled for distribution in 2011. In a new report by CNBC today, an official familiar with the problem reported that the new $100 bills are so complex that the printers at the mint have experienced massive problems in the creation of the notes. A significant production problem with new high-tech $100 bills has caused government printers to shut down production of the new notes and...
  • WikiLeaks cables: US espionage law

    11/30/2010 8:25:59 PM PST · by Racehorse · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1 December 2010 | Afua Hirsch
    Experts say that in addition to protections for free speech, there are difficulties with proving leaked documents are classified, under a US government executive order which sets limits on documents that can be properly termed as classified documents. However, if charges are made against Julian Assange under the law in the US, then he would face extradition under the controversial UK-US extradition treaty, which provides special measures for extraditions between the two countries.
  • Unreal: NBC Names Ground Zero Mosque Developer “Person of the Year”… (Projectile vomiting alert)

    11/23/2010 11:27:36 AM PST · by La Lydia · 35 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | November 23, 2010
    The MSM continues to fawn over this outrage at Ground Zero to show us common folk how “progressive” they are…Via Pundit Press:NBC and its affiliates have been trounced in ratings over the last several years. With stations like MSNBC under their belt and liberals such as Matt Lauer and Keith Olbermann hosting programs, NBC is clearly disconnected with the average American. Another clear sign of their mismanagement: naming Sharif El-Gamal, developer of the Ground Zero Mosque, one of their “People of the Year.” In an interview set to air on Thanksgiving Day, Matt Lauer sat down with El-Gamal and discussed...
  • School makes boy take American flag off bike

    11/12/2010 7:41:25 AM PST · by Personal Responsibility · 173 replies · 2+ views
    Fox 40 Sacramento ^ | Nov-12 | Elissa Harrington
    13-year-old Cody Alicea rides with an American flag on the back of his bike. He says he does this to be patriotic and to honor veterans, like his own grandfather, Robert. He's had the flag on his bike for two months but Monday, was asked told to take it down. A school official at Denair Middle School told Cody some students had been complaining about the flag and it was no longer allowed on school property. "In this country we're supposed to be free," said Cody. "And I should be able to wave my flag wherever I want to. And...
  • School Boy Told He Must Remove Flag From Bike

    11/12/2010 8:07:16 AM PST · by Brittany Pounders · 28 replies
    www.LibertyJuice.com ^ | November 12, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    This is absolutely infuriating and I can only imagine my reaction if I were the mother of this patriotic schoolboy. I do all I can to instill a love of God and country in my children. My 10 year old son is deeply patriotic and I would be enraged if his school reacted to his patriotism in this manner. DENAIR – 13-year-old Cody Alicea rides with an American flag on the back of his bike. He says he does this to be patriotic and to honor veterans, like his own grandfather, Robert. He’s had the flag on his bike for...
  • Obama denies his global footprint has shrunk

    11/12/2010 8:13:23 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Obama denies his global footprint has shrunk by Stephen Collinson Stephen Collinson 18 mins ago SEOUL (AFP) – US President Barack Obama insisted on Friday that he now had more clout on the world stage -- not less -- dismissing comments that a mid-term election rout at home had shaved his power abroad. Obama also mused that talking to the Chinese was tough at any time -- whether his personal polls were up or down, and produced a list of leaders with whom he has forged a particular connection. The US president reflected on the challenges of leadership, and the...
  • Did SPLC just make it dangerous to have a ‘conservative’ bumper sticker?

    11/09/2010 4:13:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8 November, 2010 | David Codrea
    The Southern Poverty Law Center has produced a video, “’Sovereign Citizens’ and Law Enforcement: Understanding the Threat,” warning police that traffic stops involving “right wing” citizens could end up as deadly encounters. I’ve embedded it in the sidebar video player. Go ahead and watch it before reading on. There’s no question the officers were murdered. The question is, do we blame an ideology or the individuals who committed the act? And if the former is a factor, what responsible actions have the finger-pointers taken to limit the blame to a narrow spectrum of violence initiation advocates—as opposed to conflating their...
  • Obama calls India a creator not a poacher of US jobs.

    11/06/2010 7:11:41 PM PDT · by NY Attitude · 83 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press as reported on Yahoo ^ | 11/06/2010 | Ravi Nessman, Erica Werner and Erica Kineta of AP
    Obama smoozes India.
  • The age of the dollar is drawing to a close

    11/05/2010 8:55:04 AM PDT · by jpl · 45 replies
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | Friday November 5, 2010 | Jeremy Warner
    Right from the start of the financial crisis, it was apparent that one of its biggest long-term casualties would be the mighty dollar, and with it, very possibly, American economic hegemony. The process would take time – possibly a decade or more – but the starting gun had been fired.
  • Need Examples of Anti-American Statements by Democrats

    10/29/2010 8:44:41 AM PDT · by ChinaThreat · 25 replies
    None | 10/29/2010 | Vanity
    I need some examples of anti-American statements made by Democrats. I'm trying to convince a potential voter.
  • President Obama to visit mosque in Indonesia ((((Ahhh. HOME!))))

    10/28/2010 12:30:45 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 28 Oct 2010 | Kendra Marr
    President Barack Obama will visit one of the world’s largest mosques when he makes good on a long-delayed promise to visit Indonesia, the island nation where he lived briefly as a child. The president will visit Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta — the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the third largest Muslim house of worship in the world — during his swing through the country Nov. 9-10. Islam is the dominant religion in populous Indonesia, making it the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.
  • NAACP: Tea Party Movement Likes the American Revolution and the Constitution Too Much

    10/21/2010 9:44:14 AM PDT · by freespirited · 36 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 10/20/10 | Kevin Derby
    The NAACP released a report on Wednesday trying to connect the tea party movement to nationalism and even to racist organizations. You know, the tea party movement that elevated Marco Rubio's bid for the U.S. Senate; the movement to which possible presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks on an almost weekly basis. According to the report, all the talk about small government and the national debt is really all about race. The report even calls out the tea party as nationalists … for venerating the American Revolutionary generation and liking the Pledge of Allegiance and the Constitution. “The Revolutionary War-era costumes,...
  • After Freeper Expose, Islamic Site Pulls 'Boxer Aiding Fallujah Terrorists' Article

    10/13/2010 8:43:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 | Kristinn
    Gateway Pundit reports this morning that a radical Islamic website has pulled an article published in 2005 after it was highlighted by the American Thinker in an article authored by Freeper Interesting Times exposing the ties between Sen. Barbara Boxer(CA) and Code Pink, and their effort to aid Sunni terrorists in Fallujah, Iraq.The article, entitled Bereaved US Families Share Iraqis Agonies of War was published by Islam Online on Janury 4, 2005. It described a trip by a handful of anti-American military family members to the Middle East led by Code Pink to deliver $600,000 in cash and humanitarian aid...
  • Goodbye Columbus Day, Goodbye Fourth of July!

    10/12/2010 12:45:25 PM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 16 replies
    The Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/2010 | Daniel Greenfield
    About the only factor still keeping Columbus on the calendar in places like New York is his role in the Italian-American community, which has made many Mayors and Governors reluctant to toss the great explorer completely overboard. But the very fact that Columbus’ place in history now comes down to a single ethnic group’s pride, rather than his role in the discovery and development of the entire country, shows just how fragmented American history has become. While Ferdinand and Isabella may have brought Columbus back in chains, modern day political correctness banishes him to the darkened dungeon of non-personhood, erasing...
  • US Admits To Giving Guatemalans STDs

    10/01/2010 1:34:29 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    AP via The Pittsburgh Channel ^ | October 1, 2010 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    WASHINGTON -- American scientists deliberately infected prisoners and patients in a mental hospital in Guatemala with syphilis 60 years ago, a recently unearthed experiment that prompted U.S. officials to apologize Friday and declare outrage over "such reprehensible research."
  • Illinois Professor Says Chanting 'USA' is Bellicose Propaganda

    09/24/2010 9:24:31 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 35 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/24/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Oh, you ignorant Americans with your venal patriotic chants of "USA, USA" at sporting events. Your bellicosity isn't patriotism, it's propaganda and lowly militarism… so says David Green, University Administrator and member of the University of Illinois Institute of Government & Public Affairs. Green's poisoned pen letter to American patriots was published by the Daily Illini, an "independent newspaper" at the U of I, and features every manner of attack on America. Green's vituperation covers the gamut of anti-Americanism: America is "imperialist," she is unconcerned over the deaths of Muslims, America is"nativist," and patriots are prone to "obnoxious, fake-macho, chicken-hawk"...
  • Obama: "We can absorb a terrorist attack" (Woodward book)

    09/22/2010 10:09:19 AM PDT · by quesney · 168 replies
    Woodward's book portrays Obama and the White House as barraged by warnings about the threat of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and confronted with the difficulty in preventing them. During an interview with Woodward in July, the president said, "We can absorb a terrorist attack. We'll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger."
  • Is Obama a socialist? No, he’s worse than that

    09/16/2010 8:17:48 AM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 16, 2010 | Mary Ellen Synon
    Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Express have roared right through the latest round of Republican Party primaries this week, rattling the party establishment and terrifying the Democrats. For those of you who are trained in the fastidious ways of the British ‘liberalism’ and are therefore shocked and can’t think why the American Right is gaining such strength, here’s the reason: Barack Obama. Americans are waking up to the fact that they have elected a man as president who is every inch an exotic creature. Which was rather fun at first. The problem is, America is discovering that Mr Obama...
  • Supreme Court Justice Breyer Open to Banning Koran Burning

    09/14/2010 6:19:55 AM PDT · by kristinn · 347 replies · 3+ views
    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 | Kristinn
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has expressed a willingness to ban protesters from burning the Koran as the modern day equivalent of shouting fire in a crowded theater.The Supreme Court has ruled burning the American flag in protest is protected speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution.Breyer spoke to George Stephanopoulos on ABC's Good Morning America today:But Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told me on "GMA" that he's not prepared to conclude that -- in the internet age -- the First Amendment condones Koran burning.“Holmes said it doesn’t mean you can shout 'fire' in a crowded theater,” Breyer...
  • GREAT NEWS FOR HOUSING MARKET! Time Magazine Cover Story Says You Should Never Buy A House Again

    09/13/2010 11:18:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 09/13/2010 | Jeff Matthews
    The stock market may be dragging, but home prices are soaring, fueling a national obsession with real estate. Your house is now your piggy bank. —“Home Sweet Home,” Time Magazine, June 2005 Buying a house is supposed to make us better citizens, better investors and better off. But that American Dream may well be a fantasy. —“The Case Against Homeownership,” Time Magazine, September 2010 Longtime readers of NotMakingThisUp know exactly where we’re going with this—or at least the general direction. But before we get there, let’s recap the story so far. All human beings—and especially those creatures residing on Wall...
  • Interpol Singles Out Americans: Do Not Provoke Terrorists on 9/11

    09/09/2010 12:19:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 86 replies
    Thursday, September 9, 2010 | Kristinn
    Interpol, the international law enforcement cooperation organization with 188 member states, has explicitly warned Americans to not provoke terrorists this September 11th, the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States mainland by the Muslim terrorist group al Qaeda.The warning was made as part of a statement requested by Pakistan that was issued Thursday by Interpol regarding the global threat of violent reaction by Muslims to the planned burning of Korans this Saturday by a small, formerly obscure Christian church in Gainesville, Florida that is seeking to draw attention to the evil, violent nature of radical Islam. However,...