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  • Obama Shut WW2 Park Last G'vnt Shutdown, Trump's Cabinet Sec. Works Park HIMSELF

    01/21/2018 7:57:53 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 23 replies
    Politics Liberty ^ | 1-21-2018
    The federal government shut down at midnight Saturday. As you may have noticed, there’s been chaos in the streets, looting from sea to shining sea, electricity outages, all sorts of — oh wait, no, we’re still all fine. That likely has something to do with the fact that the federal government shutting down isn't going to have too much of an impact on most people’s lives. The last time this happened, back in 2013, President Barack Obama realized this. That's why he decided to dramatize the whole affair by shutting down national parks, including the World War II Memorial in...
  • Confederate statue at Georgia cemetery has its face smashed, hands 'surgically' [tr]

    12/27/2017 6:07:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 27, 2017 | Matthew Wright
    A Confederate statue in a North Georgia cemetery, that has been up for more than 100 years, was vandalized this week. Located at the Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Rome, Georgia, the statue of a Confederate soldier had its face smashed, hands 'surgically' cut and rifle taken on Wednesday night. 'It has been reported, the damage has been estimated and, yes, [we] are investigating,' Rome Police Department Lt. Danny Story said to ABC News.
  • Peace Cross of Bladensburg ruled unconstitutional by appeals court

    10/18/2017 4:18:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/18/17 | Bradford Richardson
    A three-judge court panel ruled Wednesday that a World War I memorial in the shape of a cross in Bladensburg, Maryland, is unconstitutional, a decision that a legal scholar says could imperil other similar memorials. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the 40-foot cross erected 92 years ago violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. “The monument here has the primary effect of endorsing religion and excessively entangles the government in religion,” Judge Stephanie Thacker wrote for the majority. “The Latin cross is the core symbol of Christianity. And here, it is 40...
  • Black Lives Matter Targets Jefferson

    09/18/2017 5:03:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 18, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    The Left’s Cultural Revolution intensifies. The vandalization of a statute of University of Virginia founder Thomas Jefferson by students and Black Lives Matter rioters suggests the Left is escalating the ugly Cultural Revolution-style upheaval that President Obama encouraged in office. This iconoclastic insurrectionism is spreading, as angry left-wing mobs topple statues of figures from the past they dislike. In Chicago, Bishop James Dukes of Liberation Christian Center is demanding that the names and statues of George Washington and Andrew Jackson be removed from parks. Others want Woodrow Wilson's name excised from buildings and schools because he supported racial segregation. The...
  • Memorials of Grief

    09/11/2017 6:50:46 AM PDT · by Bigg Red · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | September 10, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    It was around the time of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, that memorials stopped being remembrances of virtue, and became therapy sessions. The old statues of determined men gave way to empty spaces to represent loss. Their lessons of courage and sacrifice, were replaced by architecture as therapy session, clean geometrical shapes, reflective pools and open areas in which to feel grief at what was lost and then let go of it. September 11 memorials have inevitably followed this same pattern, empty spaces, still pools of water groves and names tastefully inscribed in row after row. How do you tell the...
  • New York Times Warns Purging of Monuments May ‘Mobilize the Right and Alienate the Center'

    08/27/2017 2:05:03 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 62 replies
    Breietbart ^ | 8/26/2017 | CASEY TOTH
    As the alt-left, supported by members of the Democratic Party, look to tear down more and more monuments across America, the New York Times is warning that the increasing scope of the left’s iconoclasm may be alienating centrists and mobilizing the right. In an article Friday about the movement to rip down monuments and images in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, this month, the Times says the disputes have proliferated with “dizzying speed” and suggests that the left’s fervor has started to produce questionable results: The article goes on to say that as the campaign moves past...
  • Monument Removal Is a Symptom of an Old Western Disease

    08/25/2017 6:44:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    The virus seems to be approaching its breakout phase. We could be looking at a full-scale epidemic here. Zika? Ebola? Flu? Nope. We don't have a great word for this sickness yet. "Iconoclasm" -- i.e., the destruction of images and monuments that offend this mob or that -- comes close, but the toppling of statues is just one acute symptom of the fever. Indeed, the fight over Confederate statues is just a discrete and more understandable eruption of the larger trend. This stuff has been happening for decades. One of the first outbreaks involved the word "crusader." The term hurt...
  • A Monumental Spin

    08/16/2017 2:35:00 PM PDT · by soakncider · 10 replies
    ABBEVILLE INSTITUTE ^ | Aug 16, 2017 | H.V. Traywick, Jr.
    It takes men of worth to recognize worth in men. – Thomas Carlyle Totalitarian movements are mass organizations of atomized, isolated individuals. – Hannah Arendt Yea, they would pare the mountain to the plain to leave an equal baseness. – Tennyson The mob attacks on Confederate monuments remind me of the “useful idiots” and “rent-a-thugs” who are happily condoned, if not employed outright by collectivist States to divert the passions of the masses. We suspect the real reason these monuments are under attack is not because of the specious “Jim Crow” charges leveled at them by the “Black Lives Matter”...
  • St. Louis Confederate memorial removal temporarily halted

    06/19/2017 2:15:05 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 59 replies
    STL Today (St. Louis Post Dispatch) ^ | June 19, 2017 | AP News
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has issued an injunction that will temporarily prevent the city of St. Louis from removing a Confederate monument from Forest Park. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Robert Dierker on Monday issued the injunction and set a July 6 hearing for arguments over whether the city or the Missouri Civil War Museum owns the monument. The museum filed a lawsuit Friday against the city, contending the United Daughters of the Confederacy signed over the ownership rights to the monument last week. The city contends it controls the monument and wants to remove it soon. Dierker's...
  • Alabama Governor Signs Bill Protecting Confederate Memorials

    05/25/2017 5:27:06 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Rob Shimshock
    Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation Wednesday that protects Confederate memorials from removal or modification. Specifically, the law bans the removal or modification of monuments that have been in place for more than 40 years, according to the Associated Press. Schools that have born an individual’s name for more than 40 years can also not be renamed, and a commission must decide whether changes to memorials or schools between 20 and 40 years of age is appropriate. Ivey’s signature comes following the Alabama Senate’s approval of the bill Friday. Republican Sen. Gerald Allen, the sponsor of the bill, blasted...
  • Mayor supports removing Confederate Monument from Forest Park

    12/24/2015 9:12:24 AM PST · by Darth Gill · 17 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | Steve Giegerich
    ST. LOUIS - Mayor Francis Slay is calling for the removal of a monument to Confederate soldiers from Forest Park. The mayor took the position after a special committee recommended earlier this month that the monument be either donated to the Missouri Civil War Museum or placed into storage. Either option would cost the city $129,280 to dismantle the monument, according to the report by the St. Louis Confederate Monument Reappraisal Committee.
  • NAACP still pushing to sandblast Confederate leaders from Stone Mountain

    07/20/2015 7:21:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Once the Confederate Battle Flag came down on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol complex, the Left had won their great victory and everyone could go home and get on with their lives, right? (I’ll pause for a moment so everyone can finish laughing.) Of course not. Nothing is ever truly going to be enough, and the NAACP has been on a push for more than a week with a larger target in mind. A much, much larger target. They would like the 90 by 190 foot sculpture at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia sandblasted from the face of...
  • Jefferson Memorial, Confederate statues enter national race debate

    06/25/2015 7:23:58 AM PDT · by illiac · 39 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/24/15 | David NG
    he Thomas Jefferson Memorial, which has stood near the banks of the Potomac River in Washington for more than 70 years, is a classical tribute to the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president.. This week, the Jefferson Memorial was drawn into the national debate about race following the shooting deaths of nine people in a predominantly black church in South Carolina last week. It joins other public statues depicting Southern or Confederate figures, including Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, that some are arguing represent the country's racist past and should be removed. CNN anchor...
  • If It’s March, They Must Be Honoring Terrorists

    03/17/2015 5:50:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 15, 2015 | Stephen M. Flatow
    JNS.org – In various cultures, a particular month, day or time is associated with a certain annual activity. For example, here in the United States, November—every other year—is election time. In Israel, every May brings the solemnity of remembering fallen soldiers, followed immediately by celebrations of national independence. And if it’s March and you happen to live in Palestinian Authority (PA)-controlled territory, then you know it’s time for publicly praising and honoring one of the most gruesome Palestinian massacres of Israelis and Americans in modern history. That’s because March 9, 1978, was the day that a squad of 13 Palestinian...
  • Memorial Services In US For The Three Israel Children Murdered By Hamas

    07/01/2014 6:12:59 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 13 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | July 1, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Memorial Services In The US For The Three Israeli Children Murdered By HamasEdited by Joel LeydenNew YorkCommunity-Wide Memorial Service for the Three Israeli Teens, z"l Naftali, Gilad and Eyal Naftali Fraenkel (16), Gilad Shaar (16) and Eyal Yifrah (19) 3 Candles Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 Doors Open: 7:00 PM Program Begins: 7:30 PM The Jewish Center 131 West 86th Street (Between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues) New York City Join us for a community-wide memorial service for the three Israeli teens who were heinously kidnapped and brutally murdered. Please show your support for the victims and their families. Speakers will include...
  • Obama: US must have veterans’ backs

    11/09/2013 9:13:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 9, 2013 6:04 AM EST
    President Barack Obama is marking Veterans Day by making it his mission to ensure America has the back of its veterans. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says now that more veterans are coming home from wars, the U.S. must serve them as well. He’s promoting programs to hire and educate veterans. …
  • Which Company Supplied the Barricades on the Mall? (Vanity)

    10/15/2013 7:52:48 AM PDT · by agrarianlady · 15 replies
    Does anyone know which contractor supplied the black fences around the monuments? I would like to contact whichever company that supplied the barricades at the monuments and ask it to come and pick them up. A boycott and bad publicity is what they deserve for this.
  • Obama vs. Vets:most airheaded, obnoxious, arrogant,uncaring,and self-defeating political gimmick

    10/09/2013 6:07:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    am thinker ^ | 10/9/13 | e cooper
    The government has been shut down since October 1st and President Obama has decided to close Washington by making life as inconvenient as possible. He did this before with the Sequestration when he would not permit any White House tours. Instead of understanding that he should work for the best interests of Americans, helping them wherever possible, he has done just the opposite. It appears he sees this as a game where he wants to win at all costs with the clear loser the American people. In response there is the possibility of a new rally, "Million Vet March On...
  • Obama's Punishment of Citizens is Neither American nor Christian [Vanity]

    10/02/2013 5:29:33 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 21 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | October 02, 2013 | CivilWarBrewing
    Whenever Republicans attempt to scale back government spending, Obama goes on a retaliatory rampage like a child with a temper tantrum. Even though Obama invented the 'sequester', he blamed it on Republicans then closed public tours of the White House. He did this to punish the American citizen thinking they'd blame Republicans for it. Among other things, Obama cancelled Fleet Week and other military parades following the sequester. This was punishment, depriving citizens of expressing their pride for their country. This is foreign, UNamerican politics. The sequester did not stop the First Lady from going on a $100 million vacation...
  • WWII Vets Plan to Storm Barricades at Lincoln Memorial, After Obama ‘Goons’ Close Sites Down

    10/02/2013 8:40:41 AM PDT · by montag813 · 131 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-02-2013 | John Hill
    Above: National Park Service workers setting up new barricades this morning, around the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, the Obama Administration got real petty over the partial government shutdown, sending employees to barricade memorial sites around Washington that are normally open 24/7. Thankfully, one group of WWII vets wasn't having ANY of it - removing barricades, with the help of fantastic GOP Reps. like Steve King (R-IA) and others - and refusing to be denied access to THEIR World War II Memorial. Well today, another group of WWII vets plan to do the same thing at the Lincoln Memorial,...