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  • A Clash of Cultures: The Bourgeois vs. the Burning Man

    09/03/2017 7:05:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 9/3/2017 | Trevor Thomas
    Let me make clear something that professor Wax's "Anglo-Protestant" comment implies: America's "bourgeois values" are superior because they are, essentially, Christian values. Thus, a bourgeois culture is superior because it is essentially a Christian culture, and that ultimately is why the left attacked Wax's and Alexander's piece. As The Miracle and Magnificence of America – and any other sound account of U.S. history – reveals, America was founded by Christians and upon Christian values and principles. The death, disease, and moral rot so prevalent in much of America today is there because many of us have abandoned these values and...
  • John Amos Says Roots Remake Shows Hollywood Is ‘Creatively Bankrupt’

    05/19/2016 4:15:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    The Root ^ | May 16 2016 | YESHA CALLAHAN
    ohn Amos isn’t known for biting his tongue, and that has been well-documented, especially when his character James was killed off of Good Times. But now that the Roots remake is airing soon, the actor has voiced his opinion about the History Channel series and how he’s not sure that it’ll be as impactful as the original version was. SNIP “I guess it will be contingent upon how well it’s done, but I don’t think it’s gonna have the same impact for a number of reasons,” he said. “One, the circumstances that Roots was originally shown under was totally different...
  • Are the good times really over for good

    06/25/2015 1:02:03 PM PDT · by eastforker · 25 replies
    youtube ^ | long ago | hankwilliams jr
    Yeah, it is Hank, says it well.
  • Ben Powers Dead at 64: 'Good Times' Actor Played Thelma Evans' Football Player Husband

    04/19/2015 3:03:10 PM PDT · by Impy · 44 replies
    E Online ^ | 4-19-15 | Mike Vulpo
    Good Times actor Ben Powers has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 64. While a cause of death has yet to be revealed, an obituary created by his loved ones has surfaced that reveals the actor passed away April 6 in New Bedford, Mass. Powers was best known for his role as Keith Anderson on the '70s sitcom Good Times. His character was married to Thelma Evans played by BerNadette Stanis.
  • Is the Album Dying? If You Ask Me, Yes

    01/12/2015 7:24:14 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 138 replies
    A Journal of Musical Things ^ | January 12, 2015 | Alan Cross
    Albums are almost as old as recorded music. A hundred years ago when the most music a 78 RPM record could hold was four minutes, long pieces like operas or symphonies were broken up over multiple discs. Those discs were then sold in book-like packages that reminded many of photo albums. That’s how the record album got its name. The multiple disc problem was solved by Columbia in 1948 when in June of that year, they unveiled the 33 1/3 long-playing album. When RCA countered with the 7-inch 45 RPM single a year later, the LP became the domain of...
  • The Dutch Say No to PC and Win

    11/23/2014 7:23:07 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 11/23/2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Last Saturday in Gouda, Holland, the police arrested as many as 90 people, the majority of whom were protesting against "Black Pete", part of a traditional pre-Christmas children's street party. We don’t normally associate a Santa Claus celebration with police arrests, so this requires a little explanation. Black Pete (Zwarte Piet in Dutch) is a blackface character in Dutch and Belgian folklore. He is the clownish helper of St Nicholas (Sinterklaas) in delivering presents to children.
  • Obama A Complete Electoral Disaster For Dems

    11/04/2014 9:13:57 AM PST · by Abakumov · 11 replies
    Radix News ^ | November 4, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Before the election results are in, and keeping in mind that there may be some unpleasant surprises for one party or the other — or both — it’s possible to assess how the Democratic Party has fared under the leadership of President Obama. To summarize the verdict: not so well. By one metric it has done very badly indeed. When Obama took the oath of office in January 2009, there were 257 Democrats in the House of Representatives. Going into this election there are 201 (including two vacant Democratic seats). ... The geographic clustering of blacks and gentry liberals in...
  • Exclusive Norman Lear Memoir Excerpt: Throwdowns With Carroll O'Connor, Race Battles on 'Good

    10/02/2014 8:25:47 PM PDT · by iowamark · 36 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/2/2014 | Norman Lear
    [Norman Lear wryly titled his memoir Even This I Get to Experience (out Oct. 14, Penguin) as a wink to his belief that even the bad times in his life were worthwhile because they made the living interesting. And over the course of 92 years, Lear has led as interesting a life as anyone in Hollywood. Born in 1922 in Connecticut, Lear lived with relatives for a time while his father spent three years in jail from 1931 to 1934 for a dodgy get-rich-quick scheme...] [All in the Family: Season 2 Carroll O'Connor's insecurities and fears drove him to great...
  • Women's hoop teams lure fans with bacon, beer

    11/30/2013 12:02:16 PM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 11/29/2013 | DOUG FEINBERG
    A little thirsty? No time for breakfast? Need a ticket to the big game? Come on out and see the women play. From free beer and bacon to in-demand ducats, women's basketball programs across the country are finding creative ways to attract bigger crowds this season.
  • 7th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot - Live Thread

    10/04/2012 6:03:18 AM PDT · by TheMom · 1,333 replies
    10/04/12 | TheMom
    <p>Thank you humble gunner for the graphic.</p> <p>TexasCowboy (aka COB1) was a true Texas gentleman, great friend, patriot, and a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment. It is truly an honor to continue a tradition he started many years ago, hosting shoots for FRiends around the great state of Texas.</p>
  • Anderson Cooper Attacked by Mob in Egypt

    02/02/2011 6:46:25 AM PST · by Frantzie · 175 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2-2-2011 | Lindsay Powers
    The anchor was "punched 10 times in the head," CNN producer Steve Brusk Tweeted. Anderson Cooper was attacked in Egypt Wednesday. CNN producer Steve Brusk Tweeted, "Anderson said he was punched 10 times in the head as pro-Mubarak mob surrounded him and his crew trying to cover demonstration."
  • Long lines for section eight housing in atlanta

    08/11/2010 9:50:26 AM PDT · by abortionisalwaysmurder · 115 replies
    Fox, the only honest news ^ | 8-11-2010 | MYFOXATLANTA STAFF/myfoxatlanta
    EAST POINT, Ga. - Video showed chaos unfolding in the city of East Point on Wednesday morning as hundreds of people waited for their chance to get federal housing assistance. Aerials from above the East Point Housing Authority showed a large group of people congregating around police cars and causing a scene as several people handed out applications. Mobs of people surrounded police cars, and FOX 5 has learned workers were handing out applications to the crowd, but they would only do so with police presence. Those in the crowd would receive an application, then fill it out and wait...
  • Katie Couric Covers Michelle Obama's 'Let Them Eat Stimulus' Spain Vacation Controversy

    08/05/2010 6:38:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 60 replies
    Thursday, August 5, 2010 | Kristinn
    Well knock me down with a feather! On tonight's broadcast of the CBS Evening News, Katie Couric covered the controversy over Michelle Obama's luxurious 60 room Spain vacation during the continuing economic crisis.The report, which clocked in at a lengthy 2 minutes and 29 seconds, was made by Sharyl Atkisson from the White House and included graphics showing the cost of Michelle Obama's round-trip airfare to Spain on a government plane and the per diem cost for the estimated 70 Secret Service agents on the trip:• Transport on the Air Force version of a 757. That's $146,000 for the round...
  • Obamas Catch A College Basketball Game

    11/29/2009 1:13:16 PM PST · by Baladas · 19 replies · 1,081+ views
    ABC News ^ | Novemeber 29, 2009 | Mallory Thompson
    This Thanksgiving weekend, the First Family did the same thing many Americans families did – catch a game. For the Obamas, the game of choice was basketball. The Beavers of Oregon State, where Michelle Obama’s brother Craig Robinson is the head coach, were in town to play the George Washington University Colonials last night. The game was a family affair with Barack, Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama as well as grandmother Miriam Robinson, arriving at the Smith Center shortly before the game began. Fans were required to go through airport-like security before entering the arena. While there was no official...
  • Vanity: Who is your Favorite Freeper?

    08/17/2009 6:10:52 PM PDT · by Jean S · 912 replies · 22,753+ views
    A thread with this title was posted about 10 years ago. The top choices were JohnHuang2 and kattracks (who sadly died of cancer a couple of years ago). My current favorites are governsleastgovernsbest for posting his great commentaries from newsbusters here (this is NOT an ad). I also like RobinMasters, he finds great articles to post. Also, kudos to Cindy for her relentless research. And of course, Jim Robinson who makes this all possible. This thread is dedicated to kattracks, a true friend of FR. May she rest in peace.
  • Burris Promises "He'll Do Something"

    05/26/2009 5:13:33 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 21 replies · 1,468+ views
    MyFoxChicago ^ | 5*26*09
    Transcripts of a tape made from an FBI wiretap shows Sen. Roland Burris promised to "personally do something" in response to an appeal for money for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign fund. The promise came in a phone conversation with Blagojevich's brother, Robert Blagojevich, who is head of the campaign fund. Burris repeatedly says how much he wants to be appointed to President Barack Obama's former Senate seat. In response to an appeal for money from the governor's brother Burris says: "I will personally do something." The transcript was released Tuesday as part of a motion by the U.S. attorney's...
  • The price of a good time at political conventions: $500,000?

    05/28/2008 2:49:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 184+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/28/08 | Michael C. Blood - ap
    LOS ANGELES - Want a skybox perch to see John McCain speak at the Republican National Convention, passes to hot GOP parties that week, pampering from the concierge and private wheels to tool around town? Want a chance to mingle with celebrities like Warren Beatty and Al Franken at the Democratic National Convention, and maybe even get face time with Barack Obama or Hillary Rodham Clinton? It's yours, for a price. Committees raising money for California delegations to the national conventions are asking wealthy donors to make six-figure donations in exchange for VIP-level treatment and seats to witness history. The...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, May 3, 2007 - prolix

    05/03/2007 5:37:13 AM PDT · by secret garden · 100 replies · 532+ views
    dictionaries ad nauseum, internet | 3 May 2007 | secret garden
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". prolix \pro-LIKS; PRO-liks\, adjective1. Extending to a great length; unnecessarily long; wordy.2. Tending to speak or write at excessive length. Example sentences: It was a cumbersome book, widely criticized for being prolix in style and maddeningly circular in argument.-- Simon Winchester, "Word Imperfect", The Atlantic, May 2001 Greenspan, on the other hand, is given to prolix comments whose sentences are hung like Christmas trees with dependent clauses.-- John M. Berry, "Greenspan: A Man...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, April 19, 2007 - refractory

    04/19/2007 4:39:11 AM PDT · by secret garden · 57 replies · 442+ views
    dictionaries ad nauseum, internet | April 19, 2007 Patriots Day | secret garden
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". refractory \rih-FRAK-tuh-ree\, adjective1. Stubbornly disobedient; unmanageable. 2. Resisting ordinary treatment or cure.3. Difficult to melt or work; capable of enduring high temperature. Example sentences: It's a head shot of Lucien Bouchard peering out of the dark, openmouthed, teeth showing, eyes glittering and appearing not to have shaved in a week. In another age, the shot might have been held up to a refractory kid with the warning, "The boogeyman will get you if...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, March 8, 2007 - diablerie

    03/08/2007 4:46:14 AM PST · by secret garden · 147 replies · 630+ views
    dictionaries ad nauseum, internet | March 8, 2007 | secret garden
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". diablerie • \dee-AH-bluh-ree\ • noun 1. black magic : sorcery 2. a : a representation in words or pictures of black magic or of dealings with the devil b : demon lore 3. : mischievous conduct or manner Example sentence: "Gekic can be a dazzling pianist full of diablerie when he's in the mood...." James Roos, The Miami Herald, March 24, 2002 Etymology: Feeling devilish? Then you might be guilty of at least...