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  • Composer, lyricist Richard Adler dies at 90 in NY

    06/23/2012 7:37:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    AP via Google ^ | June 22, 2012 | Mark Kennedy
    Composer and lyricist Richard Adler, who won Tony Awards for co-writing snappy and infectious, songs for such hit Broadway musicals as "The Pajama Game" and "Damn Yankees" and who staged and produced President John F. Kennedy's birthday celebration featuring a breathy Marilyn Monroe, has died. He was 90.
  • Romney Crushing Field in NH among Likely GOP Primary Voters

    09/22/2011 7:33:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has surged among Republican voters in New Hampshire, and Rick Perry is a distant fourth, according to a Suffolk University/7NEWS (WHDH TV) poll of likely voters in New Hampshire’s GOP presidential primary. Romney has opened up a 27-point lead over his nearest rival in New Hampshire, and pundits may have to rethink predictions of a two-man GOP race between Romney and Perry. Front-runners gaining on pack Romney (41 percent) gained 5 points since June, followed by Ron Paul (14 percent), and Jon Huntsman (10 percent). Huntsman and Paul gained 6 percent each since the last...
  • Experts: Yankees have taken Washington

    01/17/2011 7:06:10 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 17 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 16, 2011
    WASHINGTON, - Cultural observers say Washington is losing the Southern charm that once made the U.S. capital the crossroads of North and South. A growing population of foreign immigrants and Yankees has gradually overtaken the Southern influence of the capital city, which actually sits just south of the Mason-Dixon Line. "We put Washington and the northern part of Virginia in what we call the Midland, which also includes Philadelphia and Pittsburgh," said Sharon Ash, a university of Pennsylvania professor of linguistics who specializes in U.S. speech. "Migration patterns are changing things everywhere." The Washington Post said Sunday that other experts...
  • Glenn Beck Discusses Lincoln with "Expert"

    02/15/2010 3:29:27 PM PST · by central_va · 340 replies · 4,732+ views
    Glenn Beck Show ^ | 2/15/2009 | Self
    Did anyone here see tonight's Glenn Beck TV show segment with the author (Lehrman?) of Lincoln at Peoria?
  • Yankees clinch AL East, Cardinals NL Central (meet your World Series opponents)

    09/27/2009 3:27:47 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 45 replies · 1,620+ views
    AP ^ | 092709 | Artemis Webb
    NEW YORK (AP)—Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees wrapped up the AL East title and home-field advantage throughout the postseason with a neat bow, beating the Boston Red Sox 4-2 Sunday for their 100th win of the year. Hideki Matsui’s go-ahead single in the sixth inning energized the damp fans and put them on notice that a party was coming. The first real celebration at the new Yankee Stadium began with a most familiar scene—Mariano Rivera(notes) on the mound, closing out another clinching victory.
  • Targeting Lost Causers

    06/09/2009 8:47:35 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 2,254 replies · 31,779+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 06/09/2009 | Richard Williams
    My oh my, what would the critics, the Civil War publications, publishers, and bloggers do if it weren't for the bad boys of the Confederacy and those who study them and also those who wish to honor their ancestors who fought for the Confederacy?
  • Jack Hinson's One Man War - The Story of a Confederate Sniper

    02/14/2009 3:18:19 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 38 replies · 2,313+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 02/14/2009 | Richard Williams
    "Jack Hinson never planned to become a deadly sniper. A prosperous and influential plantation owner in the 1850s, Hinson was devoted to raising his growing family and working his land. Though a slaveowner, Hinson was opposed to secession. But after a unit of Union occupation troops moved in on his land and summarily captured, executed, and placed the decapitated heads of his sons on his gateposts, Hinson abandoned his quiet life for one of revenge. . ."
  • Census Data Suggest More Power for South in Congress

    12/24/2008 10:28:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 706+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 24, 2008 | Bernie Becker
    Official results for the next census will not be released for a few years. But it’s never too early to predict how population changes will affect the makeup of Congress through the next reapportionment. A report released Monday predicts significant changes in the makeup of the House of Representatives in the next decade that could see a continuation of the trend of the South gaining even more seats. The report also cautioned that current economic factors could affect some of the population trends driving the most recent predictions. After each decennial census, the 435 seats in the House are reallocated...
  • Pride and Prejudice: What Does "Yankee Mean to You

    11/03/2007 6:59:32 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 292 replies · 1,278+ views
    skip to main | skip to sidebar Saturday, November 3, 2007 Pride & Prejudice: What does 'Yankee' mean to you? Southerners reserve three insults for outlanders and assorted other pathetic creatures. They are: "Bless your heart" "Y'all ain't from around here, are you?" "Yankee" This blog is barely two weeks old, but it has already taken a few pot-shots at some sacred cows, such as "bait-and-wait" deer-hunting, litterbugs and low expectations in some local schools. The ensuing conversations have largely been delightfully rambunctious, but a few visitors have registered their disagreement by simply invoking the "Yankee" Doctrine: You ain't one...
  • Guess What Folks - Secession Wasn't Treason

    08/27/2007 1:37:39 PM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 1,083 replies · 10,159+ views
    The Copperhead Chronicles ^ | August 2007 | Al Benson
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Copperhead Chronicle Al Benson, Jr. Articles Guess What Folks--Secesson Wasn't Treason by Al Benson Jr. More and more of late I have been reading articles dealing with certain black racist groups that claim to have the best interests of average black folks at heart (they really don't). It seems these organizations can't take time to address the problems of black crime in the black community or of single-parent families in the black community in any meaningful way. It's much more lucrative for them (and it gets more press coverage) if they spend their time and resources attacking Confederate...
  • War over the Confederacy Rages in Texas

    02/12/2007 7:40:34 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 1,667 replies · 11,488+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | @/11/07 | Howard Witt
    AUSTIN, Texas — The Civil War ended nearly 142 years ago, for most of the country anyway, but bitter battles over how zealously that war should be remembered are erupting in Austin, the Texas capital. First, rock musician Ted Nugent wore a T-shirt featuring the Confederate battle flag — a banner sometimes employed by Southern white-supremacist groups — at the Jan. 16 inaugural ball for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, prompting criticism from civil-rights groups. A few days later, the state's elected land commissioner, arguing for a more "balanced" view of history, marked Confederate Heroes Day — an official state holiday...
  • Nugent Rocks Perry Ball with Confederate Shirt (TX)

    01/18/2007 6:44:09 AM PST · by 2dogjoe · 119 replies · 3,650+ views
    Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau ^ | Jan. 18, 2007 | LISA SANDBERG
    AUSTIN — At his inauguration, after being sworn into office by the first black chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court — a man he appointed — Gov. Rick Perry spoke wistfully of a tolerant Texas, where "no one is invalidated because of their heritage, but valued because of their humanity." If you ask critics, the spirit of unity didn't last through the governor's $75-a-ticket inaugural ball, held later Tuesday night at the Austin Convention Center. Rocking the house as the night's final act was singer Ted Nugent, a friend of Perry's known as the "Motor City Madman." Nugent appeared...
  • Nugent: Perry supports waving Confederate flag [[TEXAS][WOW]

    01/22/2007 6:58:04 PM PST · by Dubya · 25 replies · 1,338+ views
    Star-Telegram Austin Bureau ^ | 1/22/07 | JAY ROOT
    AUSTIN - Rocker Ted Nugent said Monday that Gov. Rick Perry wants him to deliver this blunt message to anyone who didn’t like the Confederate flag T-shirt the performer wore at the Republican inaugural ball in Austin last week: “Drop dead.” Perry aides gave a slightly different account, but agreed the two talked and said the governor defended Nugent’s right to wave the Confederate flag and to be controversial. In an extended interview with the Star-Telegram, Nugent said Perry called him over the weekend to express his support for the guitarist and the Confederate symbol that was emblazoned on his...
  • Police Departments Pull Honor Guard from Funeral because of Confederate Flag

    01/23/2007 5:21:20 AM PST · by Rebeleye · 32 replies · 1,703+ views
    The Bryan-College Station Eagle ^ | 12 January 2007 | Laura Hensley
    Family members of a former Brazos County sheriff said Thursday that a Confederate flag displayed at his funeral was not intended to be offensive. The flag prompted the Bryan and College Station police departments to pull officers from honor guard duty before Wednesday's funeral for Bobby Yeager. Members of his family said Yeager, who served as Brazos County sheriff from 1978 to 1984 and was a former detective for the College Station department, asked before his death to have the flag displayed at his funeral.
  • NCAA won't expand Confederate flag ban

    01/24/2007 10:54:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 1,007+ views
    AP ^ | January 23, 2007 | PETE IACOBELLI
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - An NCAA committee decided Tuesday it will not expand its ban on postseason championships in South Carolina and Mississippi, where Confederate emblems are displayed on Statehouse grounds. The Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee said the NCAA should continue its moratorium on bringing predetermined events, such as NCAA basketball regionals, to the two states. The ban will not be expanded, however, to sites awarded on merit, such as baseball tournament regionals or football playoff games.
  • Hollywood students clash on whether Confederate-themed clothing should be banned

    01/26/2007 11:28:54 AM PST · by Patriot28 · 51 replies · 1,250+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 1/26/07 | Douane D. James
    A petition drive to get Confederate-themed clothing banned from school grounds has exposed a rift at Hollywood Hills High. The episode may lead the Broward School Board to examine whether its student conduct code should address the Confederate flag. Sophomore Ilana Hostyk started a petition this week at Hollywood Hills in hopes of pressing officials to ban the symbol, considered a show of Rebel pride by some and a reminder of Southern race-based prejudice by others. "My whole goal is to ban the Confederate flag from Broward schools," said Hostyk, 15. "People are really offended by it." Hostyk, who is...
  • Hillary Chat LIVE now on her website

    01/22/2007 4:18:01 PM PST · by TomGuy · 35 replies · 1,575+ views
    Hillary is doing a live chat now via her website.
  • Biden Wants Confederate Flag Off Grounds

    01/15/2007 9:38:08 AM PST · by SmithL · 234 replies · 3,314+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 1/15/7 | JIM DAVENPORT
    Columbia, S.C. -- Sen. Joseph Biden, a Democratic presidential hopeful joining fellow Sen. Christopher Dodd at Martin Luther King Jr. holiday events, said Monday he thinks the Confederate flag should be kept off South Carolina's Statehouse grounds. "If I were a state legislator, I'd vote for it to move off the grounds — out of the state," the Delaware senator said before the civil rights group held a march and rally at the Statehouse here to support its boycott of the state. In Chicago, Sen. Barack Obama, also prominently mentioned in speculation about the White House sweepstakes in 2008, was...
  • UT to Explore Fate of Statues that Honor Confederacy

    12/29/2006 8:22:58 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 27 replies · 1,349+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/27/06 | AP
    Houston & Texas News Dec. 27, 2006, 10:53PM UT to explore fate of statues that honor the Confederacy AUSTIN — University of Texas President William Powers Jr. said he plans to form an advisory committee to study whether something should be done about the numerous campus statues honoring the Confederacy. The statues have in recent history become a topic of debate among students, professors and administrators. They include four bronze figures on the South Mall honoring Confederate leaders such as Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States, and Gen. Robert E. Lee. Powers said he plans to appoint a committee...
  • Yankees rank low in charitable giving

    11/16/2006 9:03:27 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 44 replies · 1,228+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | November 16, 2006 | David Gram
    MONTPELIER, Vt. -- New England continues to lag the nation in charitable giving, with upper-income Vermonters and Mainers showing a decline in generosity during the 10 years ending in 2004, according to a study based on federal tax data. "If those people who are below the national average would give to the average, there would be a lot of money generated into the philanthropic pie," said Martin Cohn, spokesman for the Catalogue for Philanthropy, which compiles an annual "generosity index." The Needham, Mass.-based nonprofit group issues its annual ranking of states and their residents' charitable giving by using Internal Revenue...