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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...
  • Yanks Cap (doubleheader) Sweep With Longest (9 inning) Game Ever (4 hr, 45 min)

    08/18/2006 10:28:35 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 32 replies · 759+ views
    AP (via Breitbart) ^ | Aug 19, 2006 | JIMMY GOLEN
    Derek Jeter hit a bases-clearing double in New York's seven-run seventh inning as the Yankees rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox 14-11 and complete a sweep of Friday's day-night doubleheader. Johnny Damon had six of New York's 34 hits on the day, including a pair of two-run homers. Bobby Abreu had four hits to lead the Yankees to a 12-4 victory in the early game, then added two more in the sequel as the Yankees opened a season-high 3 1/2-game lead in the AL East. The night game, at 4 hours, 45 minutes, was the...
  • New $1 billion Yankee Stadium is on deck (state Supreme Court judge OKs tree cutting)

    08/16/2006 6:56:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies · 2,740+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/16/06 | KAREN MATTHEWS
    New $1 billion Yankee Stadium is on deckBy KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press Writer August 16, 2006 NEW YORK (AP) -- No tears were shed Wednesday for the historic stadium where Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio played out their storied careers. Politicians and baseball officials who gathered to break ground on a new Yankee Stadium shared memories of the old ballpark but said the new one would be even better. "Yankee Stadium is an iconic stadium, a place where Ruth and (Lou) Gehrig played, where popes and presidents have spoken," Gov. George Pataki said. "But so, too, will the...
  • Yankee clauses dashed [Local landowner REALLY didn't like yankees...]

    07/06/2006 7:01:52 AM PDT · by SquirrelKing · 969 replies · 7,596+ views
    The Island Packet ^ | 07/06/2006 | JIM FABER
    It appears that the Northern invasion of the South is complete -- at least it is on a patch of land known as Delta Plantation in Jasper County. There, a diehard rebel named Henry E. Ingram Jr. made his last stand against the onslaught of Yankees, only to be thwarted by a man from Long Island, N.Y., and now -- gasp -- a French Canadian. Ingram promised to keep Yankees out of Delta Plantation in Jasper County when he bought 1,700 acres there in 1998. His resolve to keep them out still is strong, but the covenants he put on...
  • Yanking out the South?

    11/23/2005 10:55:41 AM PST · by detsaoT · 199 replies · 3,561+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/23/2005 | Allen G. Breed
    CARY, N.C. - The joke around here is that this town's name is really an acronym for ''Containment Area for Relocated Yankees.'' As far as Vernon Yates is concerned, they haven't been contained well enough. Nearly surrounded by pricey subdivisions, the cinderblock Yates Grocery and Farm Supply sells neither anymore. As if things weren't bad enough, style maven Martha Stewart has chosen this Raleigh suburb to build a signature neighborhood of houses designed after her homes in Maine and New York. Holding court near a potbellied stove, the 69-year-old man in the suspenders and NASCAR shirt laments that his old...
  • Editorial Condemns Monument to Confederate Soldiers

    11/17/2005 9:35:42 PM PST · by Rebeleye · 12 replies · 981+ views
    The Decatur (Alabama) Daily ^ | 16 November 2005 | Editorial
    The idea to honor only Confederate soldiers is a bad idea...
  • Plan to Show Confederate Flag Draws Heat

    10/04/2005 12:33:44 AM PDT · by injin · 1,329 replies · 10,062+ views
    AP ^ | Mon Oct 3, 7:08 PM ET | AP
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - An organizer of a planned memorial to honor Confederate soldiers who died at an Illinois prison camp says the rebel flag will be displayed at the memorial's dedication, despite opposition. "We consider this an honorable flag. This is a soldier's flag," said Ron Casteel, national chief of staff for the Sons of Confederate Veterans, one of the memorial's planners. "There will be no substitute." Camp Butler, just east of Springfield, was a training facility for Union troops during the Civil War and a prison camp for more than 3,500 captured Confederates. More than 800 of the prisoners...
  • Another Open Letter to Hillary

    08/10/2005 6:48:02 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 17 replies · 866+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 8/10/95 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Memo to: Hillary Clinton, Her Indescribable Holiness from: Irv, New York Impresario re: your Presidential Gig Hillary, baby, Yes, I know the last time I offered you show biz advice, it was about your senatorial shtick. I said it wouldn’t work, and offered several reasons. You were right and I was wrong. But now you’re looking at a bigger league. You’ve put yourself in a great position to have a shot at the presidential gig. The Democratic Leadership Committee has just made you chairman (you don’t mind being referred to as a man, do you?) of the effort to write...
  • When Southerners aren't Understood.

    11/26/2004 7:06:57 PM PST · by Boiler Plate · 163 replies · 4,880+ views
    Ebaum, "My sister-in law is from Oklahoma and has a slight accent. She has cats and when she lived in the south she would take them to the groomers and have what is called a Line Cut. To her a line cut is when all of the fur hanging down below the cat's tummy is taken off (because it gets matted or snarled). When she moved to Chicago with my brother, one of the cats fur got all tangled up during the move so she took it in for a line cut. She was quite surprised when she heard the...
  • Union troops used Confederate officers as human shields

    04/27/2004 6:28:54 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 194 replies · 992+ views
    newsleader ^ | April 24, 2004 | Terry Shulman
    <p>Saddam Hussein's devilish practice of using human shields isn't exactly new. It was pioneered by an American, in fact, during the last year of the Civil War.</p> <p>"Your officers, now in my hands, will be placed by me under your fire, as an act of retaliation," Union departmental commander Gen. John G. Foster wrote his Southern counterpart in an edict, and with that a sordid new standard was set in the conduct of war.</p>
  • Yankees 4, Red Sox 2- Final- Game 5~~~~ Formerly Live Thread [Red Sox Vigil Thread]

    10/14/2003 1:05:04 PM PDT · by Dog · 724 replies · 412+ views
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  • Yanks, Sox ready for wild weekend

    08/29/2003 2:10:10 PM PDT · by StatesEnemy · 23 replies · 258+ views ^ | Mark Feinsand
    Yankees (81-51) at Red Sox (76-56), 7:05 p.m. ET The stretch run officially begins Friday for the Yankees, when they play the first of three weekend games against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. New York enters the weekend with a 4 1/2-game lead over Boston in the American League East, having defeated the Chicago White Sox, 7-5, on Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep. The Yankees have won 10 of their last 14 games, though they are just 3-4 in their last seven. The Red Sox enter the series winners of six out of seven. "This is the best...