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  • Progressives Gone Wild? Abraham Lincoln Statue Vandalized in Chicago

    08/18/2017 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    All statues must go—even ones erected to the president who led the effort to abolish slavery through the 13th Amendment. The president who kept this country together during one of the most turbulent time in our history. He’s our greatest president full stop. And yet, someone decided to vandalize Abraham Lincoln in Chicago (via NBC Chicago): An Abraham Lincoln was damaged and burned in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood late Wednesday, Ald. Ray Lopez said.The statue was found burned near 69th Street and Wolcott, authorities said."What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism," Lopez wrote on Facebook along with an image of the...
  • On Independence Day, minorities question promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

    07/04/2017 11:17:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    AP ^ | July 4, 2017 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) As many in the United States celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, some minorities have mixed feelings about the revelry of fireworks and parades in an atmosphere of tension on several fronts. How do you celebrate during what some people of color consider troubling times? Blacks, Latinos and immigrant rights advocates say the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, recent non-convictions of police officers charged in the shootings of black men, and the stepped-up detentions of immigrants and refugees for deportation have them questioning equality and the promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...
  • Sikh Community Saves Town's July Fourth Fireworks Display

    07/04/2017 5:06:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 4, 2017 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    When the mayor of Visalia, located in California's agricultural Central Valley, mentioned to a local Sikh businessman that the city of 120,000 might have to forego a July Fourth fireworks display due to financial concerns, the religious community jumped.
  • A Sand Museum in Japan does Series of American Patriotic Sculptures

    07/04/2017 7:55:36 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 7 replies
    NYT | April 10, 2017 | Pocono Pundit
    On a remote beach in Japan, sand sculptors from many countries came to create large, high quality sculptures of famous American patriotic scenes. Happy 4th of July, my FRiends! Check out the pics!
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Independence Day!! ~ 4 July 2017

    07/03/2017 6:02:31 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 81 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents... ~ Independence Day, July 4, 1776 ~ Preamble to the Declaration of Independence We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new...
  • ISIS Supporter Accused of Planning Nail Bomb Attack on Florida Beach

    08/04/2015 6:41:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 8/4/15 | John Haward
    The FBI on Monday announced terrorism charges against 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West, Florida, who portrayed himself online as a member of ISIS and allegedly wanted to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.Toward this end, law enforcement says Suarez thought he was purchasing an operational backpack bomb for deployment in Florida, but it was actually a dud sold to him by FBI operatives. He was also allegedly trying to get his hands on an AK-47 rifle.According to NBC News, Suarez told informants of a plan to pack the bomb with nails, bury it on the beach, and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Independence Day Weekend ~ 01 July 2017

    06/30/2017 6:01:23 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 153 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen DJ's
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  • New Orleans July 4th boat parade canceled because of Trump's election, founder says

    06/15/2017 12:37:42 PM PDT · by Puppage · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/15/2017 | Puppage
    A popular annual July 4th parade of boats in New Orleans has been canceled this year -- and the founder of the parade is blaming the 2016 election.
  • Clinton makes staffers work on the Fourth of July

    07/05/2016 5:25:45 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 33 replies
    Page Six ^ | July 5, 2016 | Ian Mohr and Emily Smith
    Hillary Clintons campaign had even its lowliest staffers working on Independence Day, according to sources. A Hamptons insider told us that one of Clintons summer interns was overheard grousing over the weekend in the Hamptons that, Clinton was not giving anyone the day off on July Fourth, so the girl had to head back to work on Monday. The source added that the intern was saying that she and some of her co-workers were unhappy about it.
  • Remembering Entebbe

    07/05/2016 7:53:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2016 | Jonathan Feldstein
    If you've never heard of Entebbe you've probably never heard of what makes Entebbe famous, or why that matters. As America celebrates July 4 as the anniversary of independence, Israel and those who support her celebrate the historic milestone and miracles connected to the rescue of hostages and heroic counter terrorism operation at Ugandas capital also on July 4, 40 years ago. The celebrated operation was comprised of imagination on steroids, tremendous bravery and numerous miracles. On 27 June 1976, an Air France plane with 248 passengers was hijacked by Arab and German terrorists, and flown to Entebbe, Ugandas main...
  • Happy Birthday, America!

    07/04/2016 8:26:05 PM PDT · by sockmonkey · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 4, 2016 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    Each day I spend in the USA further persuades me that I am, in fact, an American trapped in the perfectly-sculpted, demigod-like body of a Graeco-German new media phenomenon currently taking over the world thanks to my signature brand of sass, wit, good looks, killer hatefacts and trademark humility. Make no mistake I have always felt blessed that I was raised in England. But spending an extended time in this country has opened my eyes to what makes America truly wonderful. For all its minor faults, America is still the land of optimism and opportunity. In my earlier trips...
  • White House cancels Fourth of July for troops

    07/04/2016 5:32:53 PM PDT · by blueyon · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/06/16 | Rudy Takala
    The White House on Monday canceled a Fourth of July celebration for troops who were scheduled to attend an event on the South Lawn, citing the possibility of inclement weather. However, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will proceed with a planned performance this evening from rapper Kendrick Lamar and singer Janelle Monae. Afterward, the couple will deliver remarks in the East Room of the White House. Before the event was canceled, troops were scheduled to participate in a barbeque and view fireworks in the evening,...
  • Currently Trending On Twitter On July 4 - #AmericaWasNeverGreat

    07/04/2016 6:11:02 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 4, 2016
    The fact that it is trending means enough people had to be tweeting it out. Thankfully, there is a lot of push back which is great to see. I will post some of the anti-American tweets: ‏@BethButler_ #AmericaWasNeverGreat it was founded on imperialism, genocide and slavery. Ppl from my continent came and stole the land, for that, im sorry Curry Rice ‏@wetnasty 50m50 minutes ago Another reason why #AmericaWasNeverGreat. Racism is so permanently ingrained in our society, white people from ALL walks of life do it. https://twitter.com/BethButler_/status/749931267848806401 E Dubs 4 VP ‏@HillbotSentient 1h1 hour ago If you find #AmericaWasNeverGreat offensive,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Independence Day ~ July 4th, 1776 ~ 04 July 2016

    07/03/2016 4:59:47 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 114 replies
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents... ~ Independence Day, July 4, 1776 ~ Preamble to the Declaration of Independence We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new...
  • Chicago's top cop 'sick and tired' of violence; more officers hit streets

    07/02/2016 2:29:31 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 1, 2016
    Saying he was "sick and tired" of the violence plaguing the city, Chicago's top cop announced Friday that thousands more law enforcement officers would hit the streets, lakefront and major tourist attractions, including Navy Pier, this Fourth of July weekend. Within the past 24 hours, three people had died and 21 more were wounded in violence across the city: this on the eve of the July Fourth weekend, typically one of the most violent holiday weekends of the year.
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    07/01/2016 5:49:47 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 56 replies
    Happy Independence Day Weekend Extravaganza And in honor of the holiday, I encourage independent "free for all" silliness! America!!
  • ISIS Florida beach massacre thwarted: Man 'planned to bury backpack bomb at popular spot on July 4

    07/28/2015 10:04:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2015 | Christopher Brennan
    A Florida man has been arrested after allegedly planning to use a weapon of mass destruction at a Key West beach. Harlem Suarez, 23, of Key West, was arrested and appeared in court Tuesday after taking possession of an inert 'backpack bomb' on Monday, the Department of Justice said. The FBI had been aware of Suarez since April of this year after a series of Facebook posts that praised Middle Eastern terrorist organization Islamic State. 'Be a warrior, learn how to cut your enemies head and then burn down the body learn how to be the new future of the...
  • Hillary spokesman:

    07/06/2015 9:25:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Examiner, count me in with John Nolte and Sean Davis in wondering why this grand humiliation is being treated as a Hillary scandal instead of a media scandal. Clinton advance aides create a rope line for the press, moving with the candidate pic.twitter.com/9S7CpVt7x4— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 4, 2015 Davis: It was a truly embarrassing spectacle, but not for Hillary Clinton. It was embarrassing for the press, because they willingly allow this nonsense to keep happening. It almost appears as though America’s political media are suffering from something approaching Battered Reporter Syndrome: yeah, she tied us up, but...
  • CRUZ: This July 4th, Americans Want to Believe Again

    07/04/2015 8:26:03 AM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/04/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement in observance of Independence Day:“If you are like me and pay attention to the news every day, you can easily be overwhelmed by all the simultaneous events that seem to indicate an impending American decline. But I don’t believe that. Everywhere I go, I see it in their faces and hear it in their voices. Americans want to believe again.“On this July 4th, I want to share with you my hope for America.“In the summer of 1776, Patriots gathered to dissolve the political bonds they had with England...
  • Complete 6-part Revolutionary War series free on YouTube

    07/03/2015 3:15:41 PM PDT · by ETL · 33 replies
    YouTube (individual link to each episode provided)
    LIBERTY! The American Revolution is a dramatic documentary about the birth of the American Republic and the struggle of a loosely connected group of states to become a nation. The George Foster Peabody award-winning series brings the people, events and ideas of the revolution to life through military reenactments and dramatic recreations performed by a distinguished cast. _________________________ EPISODE 1: "The Reluctant Revolutionaries" 1763-1774In 1763, the capitol city of America is London, George Washington is lobbying for a post in the British army, and no one thinks of Boston harbor when they hear talk of tea parties. In a dozen...