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  • Hamilton adds a Hillary Clinton fundraiser performance

    06/25/2016 5:44:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | June 25, 2016 | Nick Romano
    Hillary Clinton is about to get a boost of Tony-winning star power. According to an email sent to subscribers on Saturday, the Clinton campaign announced an extra performance of Broadway’s Hamilton has been added as a fundraiser to support the presumed democratic presidential nominee. Set up by the Hillary Victory Fund, the performance will be a Tuesday matinee on July 12 at the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City. Tickets start at $2,700 for general seating and go all the way up to “event chair” seating at $100,000, which includes “two Premium Seats and Wrap Party with Hillary and...
  • Tony Awards Hail ‘Hamilton’ and Denounce Hate

    06/13/2016 4:23:19 AM PDT · by wbarmy · 17 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 6/13/2016 | Michael Paulson
    “Hamilton,” an improbable hip-hop musical about America’s first Treasury secretary, completed its rapturous march across America’s awards landscape on Sunday, picking up Broadway’s highest honor: the Tony Award for best new musical. The prize capped an amazing season for the show, a smash hit that has been sold out from the start, captivating audiences and the broader culture through its use of today’s sounds and a largely nonwhite cast to explore America’s revolutionary origins and their contemporary relevance.
  • Trump The Hamiltonian: 8 Words That Tell You Donald Trump Is Serious About American Jobs (Shortened)

    05/09/2016 8:31:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 9,2016 | James P. Pinkerton
    Only rarely does water flow uphill, do clocks run backwards, or does hell freeze over. And it’s even more rare when an MSM-er doesn’t trash Donald Trump. Michael Hirsh is a certifiably blue-chip establishment journalist: His resume includes stints at Newsweek and National Journal, and he is now the national editor at Politico.
  • Report: Treasury Dept. changes mind on $10 bill, chooses another woman to replace Hamilton (satire)

    04/22/2016 3:14:59 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    American Irony ^ | 4-22-16 | The Looking Spoon
    Following the announcement of Harriet Tubman becoming the new face of the 20 dollar bill the Treasury Department revived a plan to also replace Alexander Hamilton on the 10 dollar bill with another female pioneer in American History. Glamour Woman of the Year award winner Caitlyn Jenner. For the selection committee tasked with finding Hamilton's replacement the decision to go with Jenner was an easy one. "How many women in our country's history win Olympic gold competing against men?" said Dane. "I mean, you've got to be really tough to do that, I heard she even lived like a man for...
  • Hamilton to Stay on $10 bill, Jackson Will be Replaced on $20

    04/19/2016 1:47:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    After much speculation on the possible replacement of Alexander Hamilton’s portrait on the $10 bill, it appears the nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury will stay put on the heavily-circulated note. While the high-profile support voiced by the cast and creator of the popular Broadway musical, Hamilton, could not have hurt the founding father’s case to remain on the 10, it seems current Treasury Secretary Jack Lew counts himself among Hamilton’s admirers and was reluctant to replace him from the beginning. This doesn’t mean things will stay as they are. CNN notes that a “mural-style depiction of the women’s suffrage...
  • Broadway hit Hamilton under fire after casting call for 'non-white' actors

    03/31/2016 5:01:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | March 31, 2016 | Nigel M Smith
    Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award-winning Broadway musical, has faced criticism for an open casting call seeking only “non-white” actors. The hip-hop musical, which has been praised by Michelle Obama and which won a Grammy, features a diverse cast that reimagines the origin story of founding father Alexander Hamilton. The majority of the cast is multiethnic as well: African Americans play Aaron Burr, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, while a Chinese American portrays Hamilton’s wife, Eliza. Miranda, the show’s creator, is of Puerto Rican ancestry.
  • Hamilton May Stay on the $10 Bill, Thanks to Help From Broadway

    03/17/2016 8:33:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 16, 2016 | Michael Paulson
    Has “Hamilton” saved Hamilton? Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” said on Wednesday that he had received assurances from Jacob J. Lew, secretary of the Treasury, that admirers of Alexander Hamilton would not be disappointed by a forthcoming redesign of the $10 bill. Mr. Lew has said that he wanted to add a woman’s image to that bill, which now features Hamilton’s portrait. That plan has won support from many, but there have also been complaints from those who don’t want to see Hamilton, the country’s first Treasury secretary, replaced.
  • Former WWF star 'Iron' Mike Sharpe passes away (professional wrestler)

    01/18/2016 1:34:41 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    PWInsider.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Mike Johnson
    We are sad to report that former WWF star "Iron" Mike Sharpe passed away over the weekend in Hamilton, Ontario. Sharpe, 64, was said to have been found in his apartment. We are told that he had been dealing with a number of health issues in recent years. Sharpe, a second generation talent, was best known for his long run with the World Wrestling Federation in the 1980s, where he was billed as "Canada's Greatest Athlete" and was a recurring performer for the company, losing TV and undercard matches on live events. Working heel, Sharpe consistently wore a leather band...
  • An Ill-performing Congress is not New

    01/05/2016 6:54:39 AM PST · by econjack · 8 replies
    Delancey Place ^ | 1/5/16 | unknown
    In 1778, after Alexander Hamilton had spent one year on the personal staff of George Washington, and less than two years after the forming of the First Continental Congress, he wrote a letter to Washington lamenting the character of the American Congress. Hamilton was an advocate for a strong central government. Here read the beginnings of his federalist argument:
  • Republican Debate: Rosa Parks Top Pick for $10 Bill [Barely]

    09/17/2015 5:28:52 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/17/15 | NICK TIMIRAOS
    Rosa Parks won the straw poll of the 11 Republican presidential candidates when they were asked in Wednesday’s debate which woman should go on the $10 bill. ... Rand Paul: Susan B. Anthony, Mike Huckabee: My wife, Marco Rubio: Rosa Parks, Ted Cruz: Keep Hamilton. Put Rosa Parks on the $20, Ben Carson: My mother, Donald Trump: My daughter, Ivanka, or Rosa Parks, Jeb Bush: Margaret Thatcher, Scott Walker: Clara Barton, Carly Fiorina: Don’t change it, John Kasich: Mother Theresa, Chris Christie: Abigail Adams
  • ‘Hamilton’ Opens On Broadway, Bigger And Better Than Ever – Review

    08/29/2015 5:30:36 AM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 8/6/2015 | Jeremy Gerard
    Every great musical improves on second (and third, and fourth) hearing; Hamilton, which opened Thursday night at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre after an extended run last winter at the Public, is no exception. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s electrifying adaptation of Ron Chernow’s celebrated biography of the least-known U.S. Founding Father is not, to use that cliché, a game-changer. It is, in truth, the quintessence of a Broadway musical destined for the record books: Of-the-moment in its rolling, roiling waves of rap used to tell its tale yet timeless in its unembarrassed detours into the sentimental ballads and roof-levitating choral numbers that are...
  • Americans’ top choice to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill is … Eleanor Roosevelt?

    08/06/2015 8:17:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/06/2015 | AllahPundit
    I understand why she’s a contender. I understand that she’s a liberal and feminist icon, I understand that she was a champion of human rights and an influential diplomat at the UN, I understand that she redefined the position of First Lady to give it a political resonance it hadn’t had before. But maybe, if the goal here is to break men’s stranglehold on the currency, we shouldn’t start with someone whose appearance on the $10 will ensure that nearly every conversation about it begins this way: “Isn’t her husband much more deserving?” Because he is, you know. Like...
  • Ted Cruz's father makes campaign stops in Hamilton, Holland (Michigan)

    07/31/2015 6:46:10 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 7 replies
    Hollandsentinal.com ^ | 7/31/15 | By Staff report
    Holland, Mich. Pastor Rafael Cruz made two campaign stops in the Holland area Friday, July 31, as a part of his speaking tour in support of his son, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — one of 17 Republican presidential hopefuls. Rafael Cruz held court over breakfast at the Trestle Stop in Hamilton before moving to the Southside Inn on 35th Street in Holland from 10-11 a.m. Born in Cuba, Rafael Cruz legally immigrated to the U.S. as a young man and worked to put himself through engineering school at the University of Texas. He has been actively speaking and campaigning for...
  • N.J. Republican apologizes for calling Chattanooga shooter ‘Muslim scum’

    07/24/2015 3:11:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/23/15 | Jessica Chasmar
    A New Jersey councilman apologized Wednesday after receiving criticism for a post he made on Facebook that called Chattanooga gunman Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez “Muslim scum.” “Murdering bastard. Rot in hell Muslim scum,” Hamilton Councilman Ed Gore, a Republican, wrote hours after Abdulazeez shot and killed five U.S. military service members July 16, The Trentonian reported. When someone responded by telling Mr. Gore not to hold back, he added, “Oh I never hold back on domestic terrorists.” Imam Qareeb Bashir, president of the Islamic Council of Greater Trenton, said he was “appalled and really disappointed” in Mr. Gore’s comments.
  • Fifty Years of Debasing Money

    07/21/2015 10:13:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 21, 2015 | Seth Lipsky
    The Coinage Act of 1965 marked the end of silver coins, contrary to what LBJ promised. July 23 marks the 50th anniversary of the Coinage Act of 1965, which stripped U.S. coins of silver and made legal tender out of base metal slugs. It’s an anniversary that comes at an apt time, as Congress considers monetary reform. ... The anniversary of the 1965 Coinage Act is a reminder of why reform is needed. Speaking from the White House Rose Garden, President Lyndon B. Johnson called the law he signed a “very rare and historic occasion.” It certainly was; it superseded...
  • Alexander Hamilton: The Plain of Weehawken and the Loss of a Hero

    07/11/2015 11:32:06 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 17 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 11, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of America’s most tragic duel… Early in the morning of July 11, 1804, the Vice President and the former Secretary of the Treasury stood on the Plain of Weehawken – a wild land in New Jersey, where the laws were different from civilized New York, across the water – and they had their interview, like many a pair had before them, on that “field of honor.” There was a time in American history when every product of our education system (yes - public, private, and homeschooled alike!) knew the participants in our most famous duel. Children...
  • $10 bill change rankles Hamilton descendant

    07/10/2015 11:11:42 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    YourWestValley.com ^ | 7-10-2015 | ap
    Columbus, Ohio (AP) • Doug Hamilton is just fine with plans to put a woman’s portrait on U.S. paper money, but he’d prefer that the Treasury Department leave the $10 bill alone — particularly the prominent visage of his great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Alexander Hamilton. The 10-spot is a source of family pride in Hamilton’s house in suburban Columbus, a dignified symbol of the historical importance of his ancestor, whose picture has been on it since 1929. So naturally, Hamilton started making some noise when he heard about the proposal that has Alexander Hamilton sharing the note with a deserving woman yet...
  • The Ten Dollar Bill - So Much More than a Means of Exchange

    06/23/2015 6:48:27 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 13 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 23, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    What is a nation’s currency? Ask an economist, and he’ll tell you that a U.S. Dollar bill, or a European Euro note, or a British Pound note, for that matter, is not really objectively worth its denomination. It’s just a piece of cotton paper, with a drop of ink and a magnetic strip. It’s not worth much. But it represents confidence in the nation’s economy, and it serves the economy as a means of exchange – a few pennies worth of decorated cotton serving to enable the purchase of a $1 loaf of bread, or a $10 lunch, or a...
  • Former Major Leaguer Darryl Hamilton killed in apparent murder-suicide

    06/22/2015 3:38:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2015 | Mariano Castillo
    (CNN)—Former pro baseball player and MLB Network analyst Darryl Hamilton was found dead in a possible murder-suicide in a community outside Houston, police said. Pearland, Texas, police officers on Sunday afternoon responded to a disturbance call between a man and a woman, and when they arrived found the bodies of two adults at the residence and a 14-month-old child. The 911 call was made by a third party.
  • The US is reportedly changing the face of the $10 bill

    06/17/2015 5:55:51 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 122 replies
    Business Insider ^ | JUN. 17, 2015 | HARRISON JACOBS
    Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew is set to announce on Thursday that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will remove Alexander Hamilton from the ten dollar bill, in favor of a woman. The change could happen as soon as 2020. The announcement came via Nancy Lindborg, president of the US Institute of Peace, who tweeted out the news.... ...The choice to replace Hamilton on the $10 bill as opposed to President Jackson on the $20 bill is a curious one. There were clear reasons to replace Jackson on the bill. Jackson has long been reputed as a deeply flawed...
  • Obama Administration to Take Alexander Hamilton – First Treasury Secretary – Off the $10 Bill

    06/17/2015 7:51:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 95 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/17/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama administration is taking Alexander Hamilton, the first Treasury Secretary, off of the ten dollar bill.They will replace him with a woman. Scoop: Goodbye Alexander Hamilton. Hello 1st woman on the $10 bill. http://t.co/S1Or49drYo pic.twitter.com/088rppV4dP— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 17, 2015 Dana Loesch added: There is nothing wrong now with Hamilton, a Founder, Constitution signer, and founder of the Federalist Party, on the $10 bill. The choice to remove him for a yet-to-be-named woman while a genocidal, Democrat bigot who defied a Supreme Court ruling to tickle his “relocation” fetish remains on the $20 is insulting.
  • Michelle Obama attends sold-out hip-hop historical show ‘Hamilton’

    04/19/2015 8:56:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | April 19, 2015 | Joe Dziemianowicz
    It helps to be the First Lady of the United States to score a ticket to the hottest musical in town. Michelle Obama spent Saturday afternoon at the matinee of "Hamilton," the soldout hip-hop history lesson about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton by “In the Heights" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
  • Targets of terror financing probe had political clout (Norquist and Saffuri alerts)

    12/12/2003 8:31:22 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 16 replies · 378+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 12th, 2003 | EUNICE MOSCOSO and REBECCA CARR
    WASHINGTON -- Nine days after the federal government raided their homes and businesses, leaders of an alleged terror financing operation were given the opportunity to question the agency investigating them. The meeting on March 29, 2002, in the office of Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) is an example of the political clout of what the government calls the "Safa Group," a web of companies and nonprofits based in northern Virginia. One week later, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill met with Muslim leaders with connections to the Safa Group to hear complaints about the raids. The leaders are suspected of running more...
  • Nine arrested in massive brawl involving up to 50 people after high school basketball game

    Nine people have been arrested after up to 50 teenagers and adults started a huge brawl after a high school basketball game. The violent scenes unfolded at Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tennessee, with people punching and kicking each other before police officers swarmed the auditorium on Friday night. Two juveniles - aged 15 and 17 - were arrested along with seven other adult men following the game which saw the home team lose to local rivals Hamilton 76-54.
  • Bill Cosby protesters plan to disrupt Hamilton show

    12/18/2014 9:26:00 PM PST · by SteveH · 38 replies
    cbc news ^ | dec. 18, 2014 | kelly bennett
    A Hamilton writer is recruiting people to buy tickets to comedian Bill Cosby's upcoming performance in the city so they can disrupt the show inside the theatre. Anne Bokma said "the numbers are growing every day" of people planning to join her for a non-violent protest during Cosby's Jan. 9 show at Hamilton Place Theatre. Bokma said she's been contacted through her website by both people who want to join her by buying $90 tickets, and people who have tickets to the show who don't want to go anymore and are unable to get refunds. They're giving Bokma their tickets...
  • Choosing a republican President

    10/16/2014 8:21:03 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 15, 2014 | David Corbin and Matthew Parks
    Note: This is the first in a series of essays examining the prospects for electing a republican president in 2016 and ultimately reining in the modern imperial presidency through the lens of Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist essays on the executive branch. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a politician making Iowa or New Hampshire his second home must be in want of the presidency. We’ve got more than a few of those these days and can expect the 2016 presidential campaign to begin in earnest minutes after the mid-term elections conclude. Expect the Big Announcement from Hillary some time “around”...
  • Ithaca School Union President Arrested for Grand Larceny

    02/12/2014 3:36:46 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    Ithaca, N.Y. — The former President of the Ithaca Education Support Professionals Union has been arrested for allegedly stealing money from members. Laureen F. Hamilton, 52, admitted to Ithaca police she took around $7,000 without authorization from the union coffers in 2013. According to the City of Ithaca Police Department, Hamilton, a resident of Cayuta, NY, was charged with third-degree grand larceny. In a statement, police said they were first alerted to the matter on January 17. Investigators later interviewed Hamilton, who admitted she took the money while president of the union. When the crime happened, Hamilton was President of...
  • The disappearance of heroes -- perception or reality?

    11/10/2013 8:36:22 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11-10-13 | Luke Hamilton
    Our stories are changing. Wonder and Beauty slowly eke from our world, unnoticed and unmourned. I used to think it was a natural cessation from the Neverland of youth; a necessary immigration from the immature trappings of youthful imagination to the logical constraints of a moribund maturity. However I've found that this is not just my perspective, draining of imagination and wonder as I age. Our stories, our heroes are changing. Our children seem less prone to idealism, more immune to wonder; and this points to a tidal shift in the culture itself. If you watch or read any contemporary...
  • Snowden Admits Taking Booz Hamilton Job to Gather Evidence on NSA Surveillance

    06/25/2013 4:26:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-24-2013 | Jim Hoft
    NSA leaker Edward Snowden admitted to taking a job at Booz Hamilton in order to gather evidence on US spying. Snowden was fired from Booz Allen on June 11. Active content removed Active content removed The South China Morning Post reported: Edward Snowden secured a job with a US government contractor for one reason alone – to obtain evidence of Washington’s cyberspying networks, the South China Morning Post can reveal. For the first time, Snowden has admitted he sought a position at Booz Allen Hamilton so he could collect proof about the US National Security Agency’s secret surveillance programmes ahead...
  • Obama’s Benghazi Propagandist

    05/08/2013 5:35:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Benghazi PropagandistPosted By Matthew Vadum On May 8, 2013 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A young White House speechwriter may be responsible for concocting the official lies about last September’s deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.The Obama administration’s rapidly unravelling narrative about what happened at the U.S. consulate in Libya’s second-largest city may have been cooked up by creative writer Ben Rhodes, the president’s 30-something Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting.The origin of the administration’s desperate election-season fabrications may come up today as a congressional committee...
  • U.S. Olympian's Secret Life As Las Vegas Escort (Possibly NSFW)

    12/20/2012 12:30:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 12-20-2012 | TSG
    DECEMBER 20---A three-time U.S. Olympian whose illustrious running career has included a Nike TV commercial, a swimsuit calendar, and ongoing promotional work for Disney has spent the last year doubling as a $600-an-hour call girl, an astounding secret life that she now regretfully calls a “huge mistake.” Beginning last December, Suzy Favor Hamilton, 44, has worked with one of Las Vegas’s premier escort services, booking scores of “dates” in Sin City and other U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.While Favor Hamilton (seen at right) has used an alias, “Kelly Lundy,” when working as an escort, she inexplicably shared...
  • Olympic skater Scott Hamilton stumps for Romney

    10/18/2012 1:08:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    seacoastonline.com ^ | October 18, 2012 | Robyn Keriazes
    EXETER — Some came for the politics, some came for the skating and others came just to see what the commotion was about. Olympic gold medalist figure skater Scott Hamilton spoke at the Rinks at Exeter on Wednesday afternoon as his last stop on a New Hampshire tour endorsing Mitt Romney for president. "It's difficult because as a figure skater you want everybody to like you, and when you stand up here only half of (the) people like you," said Hamilton, "but I feel very strongly about this."
  • Hamilton makes history with four home runs

    05/08/2012 9:56:39 PM PDT · by TBP · 15 replies
    MLB.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | T.R. Sullivan
    Josh Hamilton tied a Major League record when he hit four home runs against the Orioles on Tuesday night, and Netali Feliz allowed one run over six innings as the Rangers won their second straight with a 10-3 victory at Camden Yards. Hamilton is the 16th Major League player to hit four in one game and the first since Carlos Delgado did it on Sept. 25, 2003, for the Toronto Blue Jays. He also set an American League record with 18 total bases. He had a double in his other at-bat to tie a Major League record for extra-base hits....
  • 'Dark Shadows' Jonathan Frid dies on Friday the 13th at age 87

    04/19/2012 12:54:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 19, 2012 | 11:03 am | Patrick Kevin Day
    Jonathan Frid, the man known to fans around the world as Barnabas Collins, the suave vampire from the cult hit soap opera "Dark Shadows" has died at age 87. The Hamilton Spectator, of Hamilton, Ontario, reports the Canadian actor died in his hometown of Hamilton at the Juravinski Hospital on Friday, April 13. Frid's final screen role was a cameo in "Dark Shadows," the soap opera's upcoming big-screen revamp directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas. Kathryn Leigh Scott, who co-starred with Frid on the original "Dark Shadows" and recently reunited with him to film her own...
  • William Hamilton, who said `God is Dead,’ dies at 87

    03/02/2012 9:13:07 AM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    RNS ^ | March 1, 2012 | Nancy Haught
    PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) William Hamilton, the retired theologian who declared in the 1960s that God was dead, died Tuesday (Feb. 28) in his downtown Portland apartment. He was 87. Hamilton said he'd been haunted by questions about God since he was a teenager. Years later, when his conclusion was published in the April 8, 1966, edition of Time Magazine, he found himself at the center of a theological storm. Time christened the new movement "radical theology," and Hamilton, one of its key figures, received death threats and inspired angry letters to the editor. He lost his endowed chair as...
  • The American 'allergy' to global warming: Why? (it's that "faith" thing)

    09/25/2011 2:22:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 25, 2011 | AP
    [snip] ....What's going on? "The desire to disbelieve deepens as the scale of the threat grows," concludes economist-ethicist Clive Hamilton. He and others who track what they call "denialism" find that its nature is changing in America, last redoubt of climate naysayers. It has taken on a more partisan, ideological tone. Polls find a widening Republican-Democrat gap on climate. Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry even accuses climate scientists of lying for money. Global warming looms as a debatable question in yet another U.S. election campaign. From his big-windowed office overlooking the wooded campus of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades,...
  • There is a difference ...

    07/12/2011 7:03:29 PM PDT · by Rurudyne · 4 replies
    7-12-2011 | Rurudyne
    There is a difference between these two statements, one of which may be familiar to some forumites hereabout.... The power to tax must be adequate to address the Powers to appropriate. Taxes can never accomplish the objects for which they were collected unless the power to appropriate is as broad as the power to tax. The former may be considered a summation of the explanation of the language in A1:S8:C1 given by Madison and others to the several States before the ratification of the Constitution. This view holds that the terms "common Defence" or "general Welfare" are described by the...
  • Al Gore addresses Hamilton grads (hoax “most serious challenge our civilization has ever faced”)

    05/24/2011 4:18:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Al Gore addresses Hamilton grads05/23/2011 02:22:00 pm StaffReport Clinton, N.Y. -- Al Gore, 45th vice president of the U.S., Nobel Laureate and author of An Inconvenient Truth, told Hamilton’s Class of 2011 that the climate crisis is “the most serious challenge that our civilization has ever faced,” and that while the grassroots movement in support of solving the climate crisis is the most powerful in the history of the world, “it will be the generation of you in this graduating class that will really bring about change.” Gore also addressed the political state of our democracy and how decisions made...
  • James Madison Drinks, and Writes an Article

    11/25/2010 1:05:54 PM PST · by Publius · 28 replies
    A Publius Essay, with an assist from Jemmy Madison | 22 December 1792 | Publius & James Madison
    James Madison Drinks, and Writes an ArticlePhilip Freneau had set the deadline for the December 22nd edition of the National Gazette, and James Madison found himself racing the hourglass. Freneau published the newspaper, dedicated to the positions of Thomas Jefferson’s faction within the Congress and the council around His Excellency, while working for the red-haired Secretary of State as a translator. Mr. Jefferson saw neither difficulty nor conflict with this arrangement. Freneau had labeled the men of Alexander Hamilton’s faction as Monarchists, Tories, and Anti-Republicans, claiming their role was to reverse the results of 1776. The Secretary of the Treasury...
  • Kathleen Parker Falsely Claims Alexander Hamilton was an Illegal Immigrant

    11/19/2010 1:12:45 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 173 replies · 3+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 11/19/2010 | Matthew Balan
    On Thursday's Parker-Spitzer, CNN's Kathleen Parker bizarrely and inaccurately claimed that Alexander Hamilton came to the United States illegally and drafted the Constitution: "Let's remember...a lot of Americans did come through the back door such as Alexander Hamilton. He got off the boat from the West Indies, and all he did was write the Constitution and become the first Secretary of the Treasury." Parker raised this false history during a discussion of Pedro Ramirez, Fresno State University's student body president, who was outed as an illegal immigrant by a student newspaper. After playing clips from Ramirez and his opponent during...
  • America was founded as a protectionist nation

    09/13/2010 10:42:54 AM PDT · by rmlew · 72 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/13/2010 | Ian Fletcher
    Contemporary American politics is conducted in the shadow of historical myths that inform our present-day choices. Unfortunately, these myths sometimes lead us terribly astray. Case in point is the popular idea that America’s economic tradition has been economic liberty, laissez faire, and wide-open cowboy capitalism. This notion sounds obvious, and it fits the image of this country held by both the Right, which celebrates this tradition, and the Left, which bemoans it. And it seems to imply, among other things, that free trade is the American Way. Don’t Tread On Me or my right to import. It is, in fact,...
  • Learning from the Tragedy at Weehawken

    07/12/2010 10:23:12 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 12, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    As dawn was breaking over the heights of Weehawken, New Jersey on July 11, two boats rowed across from Manhattan Island (such interviews as they planned were illegal in New York). The first to arrive was the Vice President and his second; twenty minutes later, the other boat brought the former Secretary of the Treasury and his second. Once they had dispensed with the formalities, two of the most prominent men in America faced each other and fired. Struck in the abdomen, General Alexander Hamilton lay on the ground, to die in agony the following day. This indispensable founding father...
  • The Jefferson-Hamilton Handshake, Bridging the Republican Divide

    05/11/2010 6:58:29 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 10 replies · 250+ views
    RedState ^ | May 10, 2010 | Vassar Bushmills
    *** (When I make this mark ***, I am noting a place a Blue GOP centrist sub/urbanite is apt to disagree and hang up. Instead, I invite you to comment and/or disagree, or at least reconsider and continue reading. I promise not to say anything petty about your side…or tell a Mitch joke…but do try to put your whole mind to this. I’ll admit you’re my betters if you’ll admit you have a real short attention span.) The Hook I was at a party Friday with an old friend and long time Virginia Republican Party insider. A strong conservative when...
  • Alexander Hamilton Tried To Warn Us

    04/12/2010 9:34:42 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 11 replies · 711+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 04/12/10 | CaroleL
    As the Obama administration continues its plan to usurp the rights of the American people with regard to commerce, energy, immigration and other key issues of our time; we should remember the warning of one of our nation's founders with regard to our rights and the document that was supposed to safeguard them. What many, especially those educated in the "modern" American public school system, may not know is that the founders strongly disagreed on whether or not to include the Bill of Rights in the US Constitution.
  • get Hamilton OFF our currency

    03/04/2010 9:53:45 PM PST · by PizzaDriver · 64 replies · 926+ views
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    When I read a News Item about changing which Founder appears on our Currency, I hope the Item will urge DELETING Hamilton from the $10 Bill. Hamilton was our Nation's 1st Progressive! He spent his career striving against the TENTH Amendment. Twas Hamilton, that drove Washington to march against the "Whiskey Rebellion" farmers.
  • North American Muslims issue fatwa

    01/08/2010 10:20:13 PM PST · by spyone · 425 replies · 14,076+ views
    http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.com/iscc-fatwa-against%20terrorism.htm ^ | January 8, 2010 | Islamic Supreme Council of Canada
    Date: January 8, 2010 ISCC affiliated Imams Issue Important Fatwa Attack on Canada and the United States is Attack on Muslims Over 10 million Muslims Live in North America Calgary) Twenty Imams affiliated with the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada have issued a Fatwa today declaring the attacks on Canada and the United States by any extremist will be the attack on 10 million Muslims living in North America. This is the first Fatwa by the Muslim clergy declaring attacks on Canada and the United States as attack on Muslims. Following is the text of the Fatwa. FATWA (religious edict)...
  • Palin to speak in Hamilton, Ont.

    12/12/2009 5:01:44 AM PST · by Loyalist · 3 replies · 656+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | December 11, 2009
    Former U.S. vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is coming to Hamilton, Ont. Palin is making an appearance in April to help raise funds for the Juravinski Cancer Centre and St. Peterąs Hospital. Gabe Macaluso, former CEO of Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, is a member of the committee organizing the visit and will release more details about the visit soon. Palin, who reportedly makes $20,000 for speaking engagements, is on tour in the U.S. promoting her new book, Going Rogue. It will be Palinąs first visit to Canada since losing the 2008 election.
  • Senate confirms Obama judge pick

    11/20/2009 11:09:45 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 11 replies · 731+ views
    philly.com ^ | Friday November 20, 2009
    Senate confirms Obama judge pick WASHINGTON - The Senate confirmed U.S. District Judge David Hamilton of Indiana yesterday for the Chicago-based U.S. Appeals Court for the Seventh Circuit, approving a nominee targeted by conservatives as a liberal activist.
  • Group Running Ad Against Obama Nominee Hamilton (7th Circuit--Cloture Vote TODAY)

    11/17/2009 8:22:58 AM PST · by montag813 · 5 replies · 802+ views
    StopHamilton.com ^ | 11-17-09 | montag813
    New ad running on FoxNews in D.C. (and apparently in states with undecided Senators). Haven't seen it but link to it HERE. This is about Judge David Hamilton, Obama's extremist nominee for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. The GOP managed to delay his vote back in April, but now Harry Reid is trying to stop any debate on Hamilton by setting a cloture vote for TONIGHT. Hamilton ruled that prayers mentioning Jesus in the Indiana legislature were illegal, but that prayers mentioning Allah were legal. Isn't that special? He was overturned by the 7th Circuit, and so of course...
  • Hamilton Man Sentenced to 30 Months' Imprisonment for Threatening to Bomb Cincinnati Airport...

    11/04/2009 7:12:48 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 501+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Hamilton Man Sentenced to 30 Months' Imprisonment for Threatening to Bomb Cincinnati Airport and Other Cincinnati-Area Landmarks CINCINNATI—Frederick D. Purvis, 43, of Hamilton, was sentenced in United States District Court here today to 30 months' imprisonment for a series of messages he sent in November, 2008 in which he threatened to blow up seven Cincinnati-area landmarks including the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. He was also sentenced to serve six years of supervised release after his prison term. Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, James A. Zerhusen, United...