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  • Child abuse charges vs. teacher who allegedly forced student to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

    02/14/2018 9:23:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 14, 2018
    LAFAYETTE, Colo. - A Boulder Valley School District teacher now faces child abuse and assault charges for allegedly forcing a child to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance earlier this month, CBS Denver reports. Lafayette police say Karen Smith, a physical education teacher at Angevine Middle School, grabbed a boy by his jacket, lifted him to his feet and took him out of class on February 1. Police were called. The school district released a letter it sent to parents Tuesday saying, "Today we learned that the Boulder County District Attorney's office has formally charged Angevine Middle School Physical Education...
  • Who Doesn’t Love a Parade?…

    02/07/2018 3:01:35 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | 6 Feb 18 | Sundance
    Coming off one of the greatest political maneuvers in the last decade, where President Trump managed to bait Democrats to shut down the government while demanding open borders, POTUS Trump now positions Democrats as U.S. Military haters. The U.S. military is one of the most beloved representative institutions. However, in a brilliant use of TDS, President Trump baits his political opposition into publicly espousing the exact opposite position: the history of President Trump’s success in this arena holds true, Democrats and anti-Trump media will now begin pushing a narrative to boycott Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day…. Why?...
  • Democratic Leaders, Why Do You Find Patriotism Divisive?

    02/02/2018 5:32:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    Did you ever think you'd see the day when a prominent political party would accuse the president of being divisive and exclusionary for saying "America" too many times during his State of the Union speech? The American Civil Liberties Union made that very complaint. No, the ACLU is not the Democratic Party, but their positions on such matters are virtually indistinguishable. Besides, many prominent Democrats and media liberals made similar objections after the speech. MSNBC host Joy Reid brazenly trashed traditional American values and institutions with her tweet accusing President Trump of trying to force the normalization of himself by...
  • Charlie Daniels tells Chuck Schumer to speak about American veterans in the same way he speaks...

    01/31/2018 12:06:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 31, 2018 | Sasha Savitsky
    Full title: Charlie Daniels tells Chuck Schumer to speak about American veterans in the same way he speaks 'about illegals'Charlie Daniels has a message for Senator Chuck Schumer. The country legend sounded off on Twitter regarding Schumer's stance on immigration. "Senator Schumer, one time, just one time i’d love to hear you speak about the men and women who bled and died for you with as much compassion as you speak about illegals in this country," Daniels tweeted on Monday. "Veterans are committing suicide at the rate of 22 a day and they’re already citizens. Shameful," the 80-year-old wrote. The...
  • VIDEO: "I don't think I have ever cried during a State of the Union speech"

    01/31/2018 11:48:02 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 17 replies
    Facebook ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Gianna Jessen
    Gianna Jessen - a pro-life and disabilities rights activist, explains what made the President's speech last night so profound and significant.
  • Watch: The Incredible National Anthem at Yesterday's Snowy Army/Navy Football Game

    12/10/2017 4:19:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Tim flagged this in his Saturday post about the annual Army-Navy football game, but I thought it merited its own post, just for maximum exposure.  The game itself resulted in Army's second consecutive dramatic victory, after 14 straight years of Navy triumphs.  Regardless, the performance of the Star Spangled Banner prior to the game, featuring the glee club from each military branch, was really beautiful -- especially amid the lightly falling December snow.  A stirring, patriotic tribute. "Goosebumps" is right:2017 National Anthem at the Army-Navy Game (Video) And here's how the game ended, with apologies to the Midshipmen: NO GOOD....
  • Live Thread: 118th Army-Navy Football Game, Philadelphia, PA

    12/09/2017 11:08:47 AM PST · by PROCON · 107 replies
    Army Fan | Dec. 9, 2017 | Army Fan
    Let's get ready to RUMBLE!118th Army-Navy Football Game from Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA. CBS, 3:00EST/12:00PST
  • Love and Defend America: Reflections from Rebeccah Heinrich

    11/24/2017 5:59:14 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 1 replies
    "Christianity has a long legacy of great minds who toiled to understand the Holy Scriptures and Christian orthodoxy and applied them in ways to navigate matters of politics and international relations. However, today there is great confusion, partly due to the lack of proper catechesis, which works as a bulwark against bad doctrine and progressivism in general." "Now this independent, spirited president and his administration have come at a time when these concepts are being rediscovered and debated. What is America? How do we preserve her culturally? How do we rediscover, appreciate, and protect her?" "No doubt you’ve also seen,...
  • Kathy Griffin booed by Irish crowd, passes out during “craziest ever” Dublin show

    11/11/2017 7:45:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 107 replies
    Irish Central ^ | November 10, 2017 04:44 AM | Irish Central Staff
    Kathy Griffin was booed by the crowd at her Dublin performance on Wednesday, November 8 after she mistakenly included Ireland as part of the United Kingdom. She stated it was nice “being in the United Kingdom,” and seemed genuinely shocked when the friendly crowd suddenly turned to her booing and catcalling. Griffin became so startled she had difficulty continuing with her routine, The New York Times reported. Most of the Irish people at the show in Vicar Street clearly believed Griffin, an Irish American, should have known better. She has been a frequent visitor there and visited her grandmother’s hometown...
  • Schola hosts patriotic sing-along

    11/10/2017 2:27:36 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 3 replies
    Los Altos Town Crier ^ | 11/8/17 | Los Altos Town Crier Staff
    Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley has scheduled a patriotic sing-along, “Our United States,” 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 566 Magdalena Ave. According to Dawn Reyen, the choral group’s assistant conductor and leader of the sing-along, the event “honors veterans and our country with patriotic tunes and songs about places in America.” No singing experience is necessary; the words will be projected on a screen so that participants can follow along. Songs will include “America the Beautiful,” “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” “New York, New York” and “This Land Is Your Land.” Schola Cantorum hosts sing-alongs...
  • Papa Johns CEO Says Kneeling NFL Players, Not His Horrible Pizza, Are Causing His Sales To Drop

    11/03/2017 2:07:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Ring Of Fire ^ | November 2, 2017 | Farron Cousins
    John Schnatter, the CEO of Papa Johns who appears in nearly all of his chain’s TV commercials, is blaming a massive drop in his company’s revenue on kneeling NFL players. Papa Johns is a big sponsor of the NFL, but it seems highly unlikely that a few men protesting police brutality could torpedo an entire pizza chain. Perhaps “Papa John” should look at his business practices before blaming others, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Transcription: You may not know the name John Schnatter, but you probably do know him as Papa John, the CEO of Papa John’s...
  • Thousands of Teen Farmers Salute America

    10/31/2017 4:12:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    American patriotism is not exactly in vogue these days among Democrats, Hollywood starlets and the National Football League. It’s considered fashionable among the social justice crowd to take a knee during the national anthem, burn the American flag and dishonor our troops. But that’s hardly the prevailing opinion across the fruited plain – where tens of thousands of young teenagers are rising up and publicly declaring their love for America and their devotion to freedom. Last week, some 65,000 members of the Future Farmers of America Organization gathered in Indianapolis to celebrate our great nation. I received a video of...
  • Christian College Teaches Mandatory Patriotism Class, With Rifle Marksmanship

    10/28/2017 4:05:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/28/2017 | BY TYLER O'NEIL
    One Christian college has developed a unique response to the "culture" of star athletes like Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance — a mandatory class on patriotism. "We are trying to teach students to understand and support and be willing to defend our country," Jerry Davis, president of the College of the Ozarks, a Christian liberal arts college outside of Branson, Mo., told Fox News on Friday. "We think that's needed, especially because of the culture in which we live. We have 99 percent of us being — having our safety secured by less than 1...
  • Video: Student kicks chair underneath fellow classmate who didn't stand during Pledge

    10/27/2017 8:53:42 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 48 replies
    WJLA.com ^ | 10/26/2017 | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    A video published on Instagram shows a student in Westminster, Md. kicking the chair from underneath a peer who didn't stand during the Pledge of Allegiance Tuesday. According to the Daily Mail, the Winters Mill high school student who kicked the chair was disciplined. He can be heard telling his classmate he was being disrespectful, and needed to have his "a** kicked." The Daily Mail reports school officials didn't state whether the student was sitting for a specific reason or protest, though he later posted on social media he was "practicing [his] right to free speech." "I will not stand...
  • Texas Teens Stand Up to Atheists and Defend American Flag

    10/23/2017 10:47:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/23/2017 | Todd Starnes
    The red, white and blue has flown outside LaPoynor High School in LaRue, Texas for as far back as anyone can remember. But instead of 50 stars on a blue field, this flag bears a cross - a symbol of the Christian faith.The Christian flag flies alongside the Texas flag and Old Glory. And that's a big problem for a bunch of out-of-town atheist agitators -- a mighty big problem.The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based group of atheists, agnostics and freethinkers, sent a letter to the local school district demanding the flag be removed."It is unconstitutional for the school to...
  • Michigan: Four City Council Members Take A Knee for Pledge of Allegiance

    10/18/2017 6:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 18, 2017 | Fuzzy Slippers
    Because rejecting “the republic for which she stands” is the real message of the left The latest addition to the “this protest is not about America” leftist playbook is taking a knee for the Pledge of Allegiance. Four members of the Ann Arbor city council took a knee during the saying of the pledge that opens their meetings. Michigan Live reports: Four Ann Arbor city council members chose to kneel during the Pledge of Allegiance at a meeting on Monday, Oct. 16. Chip Smith, 5th Ward; Chuck Warpehoski, 5th Ward; Sumi Kailasapathy, 1st Ward; and Jason Frenzel, 1st Ward; moved...
  • Free speech activist: NFL, NFLPA meetings a 'rejection' of Trump's divisiveness

    10/17/2017 3:44:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 17, 2017 | Cody Benjamin
    Indications from Tuesday's meeting between NFL owners, players, executives and NFL Players Association personnel are that all sides identified "common issues" and engaged in "productive" conversation about how to "work together to promote positive social change and address inequality" in the wake of peaceful protests across professional sports. The meeting, which came a day after reports that the NFL would formally endorse criminal justice legislation and finance a social activism boot camp, marked a "coming together," according to the league and NFLPA. NFL Network's Judy Battista suggested the dialogue Tuesday in New York was the "best communication [there] has ever...
  • Marine's dying wish to see a Marine in dress blues one last time

    10/16/2017 6:54:15 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 8 replies
    Military Courage twitter feed ^ | 10/14/17 | unknown
    Marine Michelle Klimarchuk's dying wish was to see a Marine in dress blues one last time!
  • How the NFL lost to Trump

    10/15/2017 11:26:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Keene Sentinel ^ | October 15, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    Donald Trump isn’t exactly on a winning streak, but he is beating the NFL in a rout. The league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, signaled the beginning of a messy, divisive retreat with a memo stating, “Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem.” Now he tells us. The climbdown comes only weeks after a clueless bout of self-congratulation by the NFL and the media over widespread anthem protests. Donald Trump doesn’t play three-dimensional chess, as his supporters insist. But he does have an instinctive cunning and a grasp of a nationalistic cultural politics that...
  • It Begins… Far Left WaPo Declares Patriotism and Love of Country Is Racist

    10/14/2017 11:26:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    GP ^ | 10/14/17 | Jim Hoft
    The left hates America – its history, its values, its customs, its success, its people. On Friday the far left Washington Post declared patriotism and love of country is racist. That’s how much the left and Democrat Party hates America.   At least they’re open about it now. The Washington Post reported: To Many Americans, being patriotic means being white. It’s definitely a new low for the American left. They are comfortable and open today with their hatred of America. And by definition, if you love your country and happen to be black, Asian or Hispanic, you’re a traitor...