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  • Happy Patriots Day

    04/19/2007 9:49:14 AM PDT · by Cato Uticensis · 5 replies · 424+ views
    Republic of Utica ^ | Thursday, April 19, 2007 | Cato Uticensis
    Today we honor the 232nd anniversary of the first battles between the Bi-Coastal Elites (Unicoastal in those days) and the "Flyover Country" (obviously no flying over back then). I refer to the Battles of Lexington and Concord. On this day in 1775, local militias made their stand on the Village Green of Lexington under the command of Captain John Parker. "Stand your ground men; don't fire unless fired upon; but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!" Parker bravely said. His bold words were matched with brave deeds as his militiamen stood against the government forces....
  • Sock Puppet Sinks Pundit - How Lee Siegel's antics made The New Republic into an even bigger joke

    09/20/2006 12:39:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1,336+ views
    Reason ^ | September 19, 2006 | Cathy Young
    In recent years, The New Republic, one of the nation's leading magazines of political and cultural commentary, has been embarrassed by scandals involving two of journalism's original sins: fabrication of stories and plagiarism. But the latest scandal, involving the magazine's cultural critic Lee Siegel, has to do with a transgression peculiar to the Internet age: sock puppetry. A sock puppet, in Internet parlance, is a false Internet identity created for deceptive purposes. Siegel, who had been writing a culture blog for The New Republic, had started using the pseudonym "sprezzatura" on the blog's forums to praise himself and savage his...
  • Country Stars Mauled over Mawkish 9/11 Tributes (Euros continue to bash patriotism)

    08/07/2002 10:33:07 AM PDT · by weegee · 13 replies · 904+ views
    Reuters/Variety via Yahoo ^ | Tue Aug 6, 2:04 PM ET | Paul Majendie
    EDINBURGH, Scotland (Reuters) - Country and Western diva Tina C wants to share her grief with the world over September 11 and what better way than a Twin Towers tribute album? As she launches into a chorus of her hit song "Kleenex to the World," shame on anyone who suggests it is all a cheap publicity stunt to sell records and revive a flagging career. That is the acerbic message from English drag queen Chris Green who decided with Tina, his larger-than-life, all-American patriotic girl, to push out the boundaries of taste at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival by...
  • The New York Times Embraces the Dark Side

    05/31/2002 4:33:13 AM PDT · by Richard Poe · 19 replies · 983+ views
    RichardPoe.com ^ | May 31, 2002 | Richard Poe
    DESPITE ITS HORRORS, the 9-11 attack had a bright side. It temporarily transformed New York into a city so wholesome and normal, it almost seemed to have become part of America. Stars and stripes festooned every street and storefront. Hillary Clinton was booed off the stage at Madison Square Garden. Cops and firemen were lionized as heroes. But it was too good to last. New York’s cultural elite have struck back. Once more, New Yorkers have given our countrymen reason to pity, hate and despise us. Once more, we have defecated in America’s proverbial livingroom. I refer to the perverse...