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  • Roots: The Groundbreaking Series Reimagined

    05/18/2016 9:52:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 60 replies
    History Channel ^ | May 17, 2016
    HISTORY® premieres "Roots" on Memorial Day 2016, airing over four consecutive nights at 9 p.m. beginning Monday, May 30, it was announced today by Paul Buccieri, President of A&E and HISTORY. The four-night, eight-hour event series developed by HISTORY, from A+E Studios, is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship.
  • White Privilege: Shaun King (#BlackLivesMatter)Plagiarizes Article, Editor Gets Fired

    04/19/2016 6:36:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 4-19-2016 | David Greenfield
    Shaun King, the Black Lives Matter version of Rachel Dolezal who claims unconvincingly to be black, got a gig with the New York Daily News to rant about white privilege. The Daily News these days is like the Daily Mail but with even less class. But apparently they have editors. The chief function of these editors is to get fired when they can't stop the crazy abuses of News star talent like Shaun King. Shaun King, the controversial columnist of The New York Daily News, has been accused of plagiarism. The alleged stealing of sources was discovered by The Daily...
  • David Wolper, producer of 'Roots,' has died

    08/11/2010 11:37:46 AM PDT · by Borges · 36 replies
    8NewsNow.com - AP ^ | 08/11/10 | LYNN ELBER
    David L. Wolper, whose 1977 miniseries Roots - a generational saga of an American family - became a landmark in television history, has died. He was 82. Wolper's spokesman, Dale Olson, said Wolper died peacefully in his Beverly Hills home Tuesday evening while watching television with his wife Gloria. Olson said Wolper died of congestive heart disease and complications of Parkinson's disease. During a long career, Wolper also produced the children's classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." But his TV work remained his best-known accomplishment, particularly "Roots," based on the best seller by Alex Haley. The ABC series was...
  • Kunta Kinte fights for his freedom in the explosive and star-studded first trailer for the [tr]

    02/12/2016 8:41:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    The first trailer for the remake of Roots was released on Thursday, promising all of the drama and heartbreak that captivated audiences nearly thirty years ago. The History Channel's remake of the 1977 miniseries, based on Alex Haley's novel of the same name, is due out on Memorial Day and features an all-star cast including Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose, Anna Paquin and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Roots follows the struggles of one African American family told over several generations, starting with Kunte Kinte, an African warrior sold into slavery, through to his great-grandchildren fighting for their freedom during the Civil...
  • Roots miniseries remake gets intense first trailer

    02/12/2016 8:47:12 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    ew.com ^ | 2/11/2016 | James Hibberd
    The all-star remake of the iconic miniseries Roots has an intense first trailer.
  • Annapolis Celebrates its "Roots"

    06/13/2002 8:43:51 AM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine · 9 replies · 60+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2002 | Penny Riordan
    ANNAPOLIS – For Chris Haley, yesterday was the culmination of a storynearly 230 years in the making, as the third and last phase of the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial was dedicated at the foot of the City Dock here. About 150 people sweltered during the dedication ceremony along the concrete wall of the dock, where elected leaders unveiled 10 plaques on pedestals telling the story of the late Alex Haley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Roots,” and his quest to document his family’s history from its African origins to present day. “It is unbelievable that it has grown into an almost national...
  • Annapolis Commemorates arrival of Kunte Kinte, life of Leonard Blackshear

    09/30/2006 4:19:10 AM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine · 18 replies · 471+ views
    The Capital ^ | September 30, 2006 | Nicole Young
    Kunte Kinte, Alex Haley, and Leonard Blackshear - three lives that have forever changed the face of Annapolis.Last night, more than a hundred people joined the bronze children around the statue of Alex Haley as if they were listening to stories from the book that forever lay open in his lap during the annual commemoration of the arrival of Kunte Kinte in America in 1767.Snip"Would we be here today if Alex Haley and Leonard Blackshear had not decided to explore their rich heritage?" asked Anne Jenkins, a poet and long-time Annapolis resident.Snip"History is a powerful source and a shining light,"...
  • Why was fraud Alex Haley quoted at inauguration? Similarities between famed author, Barack Obama

    02/07/2013 1:13:27 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 41 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 2-7-2013 | Jack Cashill
    At the inauguration just past, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee shoehorned a quote by Alex Haley into his introduction of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. “The late Alex Haley, the author of ‘Roots,’ lived his life by these six words: ‘Find the good and praise it,’” said Alexander. “Today we praise the American tradition of transferring or reaffirming immense power as we inaugurate the president of the United States.” Ads by Google No More 2-Day Workweeks Congress should work 5 days a week, not 2. Agree? Sign the petition. NoLabels.org Join with Billy Graham, Declare: "I still have hope...
  • Roots on BET Today (Merry Christmas & Kwanzaa!)

    12/24/2013 8:11:42 AM PST · by Perseverando · 38 replies
    BET.com ^ | December 24, 2013 | Unattributed
    Watch the epic, century-spanning saga of Alex Haley’s family with Roots, Roots: The Gift and Alex Haley's Queen this holiday on BET. Roots tells the story of the journey of Alex Haley’s family from Africa to America, from slavery to freedom. An incredible cast, which includes Cicely Tyson, John Amos, Maya Angelou and LeVar Burton, helps make Roots a must-see event for any generation.
  • Roots’ on the History Channel: Remaking a Lie (Roots ghost-written and plagiarized)

    06/13/2015 5:08:48 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 60 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 05/29/2015 | Jack Kerwick
    In 1976, Alex Haley authored the nearly 1,000 page, Roots: The Saga of An American Family. The following year, ABC aired a mini-series that was based upon it. Both book and television show proved to be tremendous successes. Now, the History Channel has officially announced that it will remake Root There’s only one problem: Roots is a fake and Haley is a fraud—and a fraud on multiple levels.
  • 'Roots' remake, set to begin New Orleans filming in mid-August, issues casting call for extras

    07/23/2015 2:36:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 69 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/22/15 | Dave Walker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    New Orleans-area filming on a "Roots" remake, slated to air on three A&E networks in 2016, is expected to begin in mid-August. An open call for background actors was issued Tuesday (July 21) by Caballero Casting. The project, to be simulcast on History, A&E and Lifetime, was announced in April. The four-night, eight-hour project will film here through December. Filming will also take place in Africa, an A&E spokesman said Wednesday. Laurence Fishburne will portray Alex Haley in the "Roots" remake, based on Haley's novel "Roots: The Saga of an American Family" as well as new historical scholarship, according to...
  • LeVar Burton: 'It was time' to remake 'Roots'(Uh, no.)

    04/06/2016 7:52:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/6/2016 | THOMAS ADAMSON
    LeVar Burton was initially skeptical of remaking "Roots," the groundbreaking miniseries that launched his career in 1977. But Burton, who played a young Kunta Kinte, overcame those concerns after seeing the educational value in helping the new generation of Americans better relate to the plight of slaves and African-American history, particularly after the election of Barack Obama, the United States' first black president.
  • HERDING A COWBOY TO HIS DEATH: THE FEAR THAT KILLED A PATRIOT: LAVOY FINICUM

    03/09/2016 6:10:43 AM PST · by Nextrush · 59 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/9/2016 | Self
    How many years can some people exist before they're allowed to be free....How many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn't see....How many times must a man look up before he can see the sky....How many ears must one man have before he can hear people cry....How many deaths will it take till he knows too many people have died....The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind, the answer is blowin' in the wind." Peter, Paul and Mary-"Blowin' In The Wind (1963) "Fear Not....Perfect Love Casts Out Fear"- The "Good Book" "Blowin' In...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: The latest wave of arrests, Loretta Lynch(ed) LaVoy, More Arrests? Bundy Message

    03/05/2016 5:39:17 AM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/5/2016 | Self
    I don't have all the angles covered. I'm sure others do, but there are some things we can take away from the latest arrests on charges related to the Nevada confrontation in 2014 when supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy got his stolen cattle back from the Bureau of Land Management. Many of the people arrested on Nevada charges were also present in Oregon and some of them were already jailed for the recent protest in Oregon. First to New Hampshire where Gerald DeLemus was arrested for his involvement in the 2014 standoff at Cliven Bundy's ranch in Nevada. DeLemus is...
  • A Plagiarism Scandal Is Unfolding In The Crossword World

    03/04/2016 6:09:10 PM PST · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | March 4, 2016
    A group of eagle-eyed puzzlers, using digital tools, has uncovered a pattern of copying in the professional crossword-puzzle world that has led to accusations of plagiarism and false identity. Since 1999, Timothy Parker, editor of one of the nation’s most widely syndicated crosswords, has edited more than 60 individual puzzles that copy elements from New York Times puzzles, often with pseudonyms for bylines, a new database has helped reveal. The puzzles in question repeated themes, answers, grids and clues from Times puzzles published years earlier. Hundreds more of the puzzles edited by Parker are nearly verbatim copies of previous puzzles...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: How You Can Help The Imprisoned Patriots, The Real III Percenters, The "Mess"

    03/03/2016 7:12:36 AM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/3/2016 | Self
    "What can I do to help the patriots? Lets talk about that, I'm going to give you three things right now that you can do to help the patriots" Gavin Seim in his "How to HELP the Oregon Patriots" video. Gavin Seim, who helped the protestors in Oregon communicate with the outside world during the FBI siege, is out with a new video on how the rest of us can help those who are now prisoners in Oregon and charged in connection with the protest. He makes three points. 1. "Get The Narrative Straight And Stop Deceiving Ourselves" "Let's stop...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: LaVoy Killer Shield Law Stalled, Not Guilty Pleas From Chained Defendants....

    02/26/2016 5:51:48 AM PST · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/26/2016 | Self
    "He didn't even carry a gun the entire time" Lisa Bundy talks about her husband Ammon, charged in the Oregon protest. In was one month ago today (January 26th) that LaVoy Finicum was shot and killed. The proposal to allow a judge to withhold the name of the Oregon State Police officer who killed LaVoy Finicum during the FBI led operation last month is stalled in Oregon's State Senate. "Oregon Live" reports that its likely the bill won't clear the Senate before its current session ends. "It's a complicated issue, and there's not a lot of time" is the quote...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: CRUZ,TRUMP,NEVADA,OREGON

    02/24/2016 5:57:35 AM PST · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/24/2016 | Self
    Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, who went in to witness the end of the protest at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and defends those arrested there as part of the Coalition of Western States is an upfront supporter of Senator Ted Cruz for the GOP presidential nomination. "The Guardian" from the United Kingdom has published a story noting Assemblywoman Fiore is part of the Cruz leadership team in Nevada. They quote her as saying: "Ted Cruz is the only candidate talking about giving lands back to the state where they belong." Also on Cruz's Nevada leadership team, Assemblyman John Moore, who...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: Ammon Bundy's message got David Fry out, Arrests expected-2014 Bundy ranch

    02/16/2016 5:28:46 AM PST · by Nextrush · 38 replies
    2/16/2016 | Self
    Ammon Bundy recorded a message from jail for his lawyer Mike Arnold, who worked to get it to David Fry, last Thursday A number of people were sent the message including the livestream coordinator Gavin Seim, who found it in his 'inbox' and was ready to play it to Fry, but Fry received it on an FBI phone in the background of Thursday's livestream. Seim posted a new video yesterday telling the story of what happened last Thursday to include the recorded message from Ammon Bundy that was played to David Fry during the quiet moments when Fry was hesitating...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: 'The Portland Twenty-five', Seim on FBI: "They were there for violence"

    02/13/2016 5:26:26 AM PST · by Nextrush · 45 replies
    2/13/2016 | Self
    There were two indictments unsealed in connection with the protest-occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge yesterday. Newly charged were Geoffrey Stanek and Travis Cox. Stanek has been arrested, Cox has not yet been arrested at last report. There are now 25 people charged in connection with the protest. Back in 1968 when anti-Vietnam War protestors violently disrupted the Democratic National Convention, with f-bombs coming from their mouths and throwing excrement at the authorities, their leaders were charged. Their supporters and the mainstream media dubbed them "The Chicago Seven". Those now accused of protesting non-violently in Oregon may need a...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: Four surrender peacefully, Wave of arrests, County officials obfuscation

    02/12/2016 4:57:39 AM PST · by Nextrush · 21 replies
    2/12/2016 | Self
    "DAVID FRY: I'm really confused right now....You guys I don't deserve any of my freedom. GAVIN SEIM David, people love you, they don't want you to do this...." Part of the livestream 2/11/2016 from Gavin Seim for the peaceful surrender of the final four in Oregon. It was rough going when the time came for David Fry to leave the improvised position known as "Camp Finicum" in the parking lot of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge yesterday. He was concerned about going to prison, losing his freedom, he was suicidal. Before him, three others had walked out and surrendered to...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: FBI escalation with livestreamed assault and Cliven Bundy arrest

    02/11/2016 4:42:00 AM PST · by Nextrush · 38 replies
    2/16/2016 | Self
    "In 1775 when the Redcoats attacked the Patriots, they didn't have a livestream..." Gavin Seim, coordinator of the livestream from the FBI siege in Oregon last night. It all started coming down around 4:30 pm Oregon time yesterday when David Fry was on his daily ATV ride around the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters when the FBI tried to stop him and armored vehicles moved in close to the camp in the parking lot (Camp Finicum). Agents were yelling at the four people still there (David Fry, Jeff Banta, Sean and Sandy Anderson) to give up. The FBI claimed to...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: Sean and Sandy Anderson speak from inside the siege, ACLU defends Pete Santilli

    02/10/2016 5:12:07 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    2/16/2016 | Self
    SANDY ANDERSON: "We were peacefully protesting the injustices that were inflicted on the Hammonds and...SEAN ANDERSON Exercising our First and our Second..hey peace..SANDY ANDERSON:...Second Amendment exactly, so SEAN ANDERSON: So if that's possible, then the FBI just keeps lying to us because they want to make us give up um you don't give up on what's right..." 'Sean and Sandy speak' video posted 2/9/2016 on "You Tube" at "DefendYourBase" Four new videos were posted from inside the FBI siege at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge yesterday from the site labeled "Camp Finicum" located in the parking area of the refuge....
  • OREGON STANDOFF: Message from a Portland Jail, State Legislators To Visit Oregon, David Fry's videos

    02/09/2016 5:18:07 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    2/9/2016 | Self
    When Dr. Martin Luther King was jailed in Birmingham in 1963, he wrote answers to his critics printed as "Letter from a Birmingham Jail". In the early 1980's Nebraska Pastor Everett Sileven Ramsey wrote from jail when he was imprisoned for operating an illegal Christian school. Ammon Bundy is now recording his messages from jail through his lawyers, who released his latest yesterday in what appears to be an emerging campaign. Bundy is calling on state legislators to come to Oregon and visit him and the other prisoners from eight different states. The Ammon Bundy statement reads in part: "....It...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: Four remain under FBI siege, disputing PPN, Pete Santilli's arrest-First Amendment

    02/08/2016 6:00:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 32 replies
    2/8/2016 | Self
    At the outset, lets remember the four people who are still occupying the Harney County Resource Center (Malheur National Wildlife Refuge). There are a lot of people out there who want you to forget them, including some calling themselves their friends. David Fry Sean Anderson Sandy Anderson Jeff Banta Are they heroes, outlaws, or is one or more them working for the FBI? When you consider what they are doing now in comparison with the unusual activities of the "Pacific Patriots Network" in recent days, I'd say they are at least consistent right or wrong. David Fry came out with...
  • Oregon Standoff: 'Patriots Network' Fails To Shut Down Protest, Four Resigned To Die In FBI Siege

    02/06/2016 4:56:28 AM PST · by Nextrush · 71 replies
    2/6/2016 | Self
    "In the light of recent events that took place today and conversations with the FBI and the people at the refuge, we have decided to stand down our PPN Call to Action" Pacific Patriots Network "OFFICIAL STAND DOWN" 2/5/2016 "When the night sky glows with the red fires of war and the threat of annihilation pounds at your door you don't have to pretend its true got no nerves of steel to believe that the Love of the Lord is actual and real in this world thunder rocks in the darkness Out in the eye of the storm the friends...
  • Regon Standoff Latest: March Into FBI Siege Line Tomorrow, Ammon Bundy Calls For FBI Pull Out

    02/05/2016 5:18:20 AM PST · by Nextrush · 47 replies
    2/5/2016 | Self
    "...They are obviously planning an ambush at that.. at that Malheur Wildlife Refuge Center. I think at this point those people's chances of coming out of there alive are about one in a thousand. Those FBI agents yesterday would just as soon have shot us as spoke to us. I mean the hatred was palpable in the air with those men. I was challenging them standing out there unarmed and as you know I, you know I don't look very formidable and they would have just as soon swept us aside as even look at us....we have one last chance,...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: 16 INDICTED, OMINOUS REPORTS FROM LOCAL HOSPITAL AND LOCAL MEDIA, FUNERAL TOMORROW

    02/04/2016 5:03:19 AM PST · by Nextrush · 51 replies
    2/4/2016 | Self
    A federal grand jury came down yesterday with indictments of 16 people in connection with the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (Harney County Resource Center). Leaders like Ammon Bundy and Ryan Payne were indicted, along with Shawna Cox and broadcaster Pete Santilli among others. Details of the indictments were lacking causing defense lawyers to demand their release. The prosecutor said that will happen today. A video was posted online last night from associates of Pete Santilli, citing a source at the hospital in Burns. The report is that the FBI medical team was there doing an inventory of...
  • OREGON STANDOFF LATEST: FRANKLIN GRAHAM SPEAKS TO FEDS AND 'OCCUPIERS', FINICUM FAMILY STATEMENT

    02/03/2016 5:24:12 AM PST · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    2/3/2016 | Self
    Rev. Franklin Graham, son of Dr. Billy Graham, has spoken to federal government people and the four people remaining at the Harney County Resource Center (aka Malheur National Wildlife Refuge). A spokesman for Graham told the media about his conversations with both sides, but beyond that there is no comment. The arrested and jailed Ammon Bundy agreed with his father's statement about the need for local control of the center-refuge. But he also urged the four people remaining at the refuge to 'go home now so their lives are not taken.' Meanwhile the family of the man who lost his...
  • NYC politician wants to let black people urinate in public so they can "fulfill their potential"

    01/25/2016 7:55:47 AM PST · by grundle · 79 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 25, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    NYC politician introduces bill which allows black people to urinate in public so they can “fulfill their potential” A New York City politician has introduced a bill which allows black people to urinate in public so they can “fulfill their potential.”Personally, I think this politicians’ expectations of black people are too low. But they did choose to vote her into office, and I have no right to tell them what their goals in life should or shouldn’t be.The New York Times reports:New York City is poised to reshape how it treats many so-called quality-of-life offenses, softening its stance toward low-level...
  • Liberals are mad at Wal-Mart for NOT building new stores?????

    01/25/2016 6:06:24 AM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    wordpress ^ | Janaury 16, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Liberals are mad at Wal-Mart for NOT building new stores????? Well this seems like it’s right out of the Twilight Zone: liberals in Washington D.C. are upset that Wal-Mart had decided not to build two news stores!The Washington Post reports:District leaders furious Walmart breaking promise to build stores in poor neighborhoodsJanuary 15, 2015Walmart abruptly announced Friday that it was abandoning a promise to build stores in Washington’s poorest neighborhoodsUnder the initial deal, Walmart could build stores almost anywhere in the District, as long as it opened two stores in its poorest wards and areas of the city sometimes referred to as...
  • OREGON LATEST: ENVIRONMENTALISTS CONFRONT ACTIVISTS AT WILDLIFE REFUGE AND MORE.......

    01/17/2016 6:51:06 AM PST · by Nextrush · 28 replies
    1/17/2016 | Self
    Environmental activists got into the "presence" of the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom (CCF) at the wildlife refuge in Oregon yesterday for a confrontation. Several days ago an environmentalist tore down the sign bearing the new name of the refuge, the Harney County Resource Center. The Center for Biological Diversity came to tell the people at the refuge to leave and the people at the refuge had a message for them. When environmentalist Kieran Suckling took to the mic used by the CCF spokesman to address the media to talk about 'tangling with the Bundy's' as quoted by "Oregon Live", he...
  • OREGON LATEST: POLICE ARREST MAN DRIVING FEDERAL VEHICLE, SPY CAMERAS REMOVED FROM UTILITY POLE

    01/16/2016 4:33:10 AM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    1/16/2016 | Self
    Two federal government vehicles from the occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge pulled into the Safeway parking lot in Burns yesterday. The driver of one vehicle went into the store, the driver of the other was arrested by Oregon State Police. Kenneth Medenbach, 62, of Crescent, OR was arrested on suspicion of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. A story on Medenbach was published by the "Bend Bulletin" newspaper. The newspaper reports that Medenbach was released last year after he was arrested for camping on Bureau of Land Management land on condition that he not go onto any federal land. Authorities...
  • OREGON LATEST: GRANT COUNTY SHERIFF CALLS PEOPLE AT REFUGE 'PATRIOTS'-BUNDY STILL PLANS MEETING

    01/15/2016 4:47:28 AM PST · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    1/15/2016 | Self
    Grant County, Oregon Glenn Palmer called the group occupying buildings at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge 'patriots'. He was interviewed by the "Blue Mountain Eagle". Palmer has been an outspoken critic of federal government overreach and he's even written to Vice-President Joe Biden about gun control. Members of the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom group at the refuge traveled to Grant County to ask Palmer to come over to Harney County to help them. But Palmer said he wouldn't come there without permission from Sheriff Dave Ward, but Ward told Palmer he was only welcome if he would 'shame and humiliate...
  • OREGON LATEST: COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL RESIGNS, OFFICIALS REFUSE TO HOST TOWN MEETING, BUSINESS "BOOM"

    01/14/2016 5:18:38 AM PST · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    1/14/2016 | Self
    Harney County, Oregon fire marshal Chris Briels has resigned after county officials refused to allow use of the fairgrounds for a town meeting on Friday night. Briels is a leader of the Harney County Committee of Safety and the retired fire chief of Burns, Oregon. "Oregon Live" reported the story quoting Briels as saying "I will not work for a government or a person that I do not believe in or have faith in...I will not work for somebody that I don't trust." Mr. Briels appeared with the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge yesterday and...
  • Poll: While Clinton struggles with 'liar' tag, voters find Biden 'honest'

    10/01/2015 10:25:31 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 10-1-2015 | NICK GASS
    To a hefty number of likely voters, Hillary Clinton is still a "liar," "dishonest" and "untrustworthy." But when asked about their views of Joe Biden, pretty different words come to mind. ... While 12 percent used the words "favorable" and "like" to describe Biden, 5 percent called him an "idiot," an "ass" or a "joke," but roughly the same share found him "fun," a "character" and "goofy."
  • Chris Christie: Track Illegals Like FedEx Packages

    08/29/2015 10:47:36 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 74 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 07:12 PM | Todd Beamon
    Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Saturday compared tracking illegal immigrants in the United States to locating FedEx packages, even pledging to ask the company's founder and CEO to temporarily work with his administration to show immigration officials how to do it effectively. The comments, at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, caused an uproar on social media, Mediate and CNN reports. "At any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is," the New Jersey governor said. "It's on the truck. It's at the station. It's on the airplane. It's back in another station. It's back at the...
  • Weebles Wobble Butt They Don’t Fall Down

    04/09/2015 8:02:35 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 25 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-9-2015 | MOTUS
    Who ARE these strange Weeble people, and why are they here? “Nikki Giovanni, Michelle Obama, Megan J. Brennan, Oprah Winfrey and Ross Rossin stand on stage during the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp Dedication at Warner Theatre on April 7, 2015 in Washington, DC.” Of course it has now been revealed that the quote attributed to Maya wasn’t actually hers: “Her stamp features the phrase, “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song,” which the USPS attributed to Angelou—though the direct quote may actually be from a different author.” Normally that would be...
  • #dcpowerout: Lights go out on Oprah's speech in packed DC theatre

    04/07/2015 5:31:28 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 50 replies
    myfoxdc.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | MyFoxDC.com Web Producer
    WASHINGTON - Power outages left many wondering who turned out the lights in D.C. on Tuesday-- including OprahWinfrey. The power went off at D.C.'s Warner Theatre, right in the middle of Ms. Winfrey's speech honoring Maya Angelou. Winfrey was part of the dedication ceremony of a new U.S. Postal Service Forever Stamp that honors Angelou. "I am honored to be here to stand her as her daughter, sister-friend at the unveiling of the Maya Forever-- FOREVER-- stamp," Winfrey said, and then the lights went out.
  • Maya Angelou Stamp Includes Quote That Isn't Hers

    04/07/2015 5:22:10 PM PDT · by IncPen · 61 replies
    AOL News ^ | Apr 7th 2015 | Staff
    Maya Angelou was known for her inspirational and thought-provoking quotes, so it's only fitting that a stamp commemorating her features one. A new postage stamp that was unveiled in a dedication ceremony Tuesday morning celebrating the late literary icon aimed to do just that. It features her image with the quote, "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." Except that quote ... isn't Angelou's.
  • Liberals steal a quote from an old white lady to make Maya Angelou Commemorative stamp

    04/10/2015 11:13:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/10/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The United States Postal Service (USPS) has colluded with the family of the late poet Maya Angelou to steal a quote from a white eighty nine year old children’s book writer named Joan Walsh Anglund to make the new Angelou stamp look good. The whole episode is a perfect example of how liberals are different from other people. According to reports, there was an excited gathering of “luminaries” at the stamp’s unveiling which included Michelle Obama who is the political world’s Kim Kardashian – famous for being famous without any actual accomplishments of her own. That the stolen quote placed...
  • Quote on Angelou stamp apparently came from another author

    04/07/2015 6:20:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    The U.S. Postal Service issued a new limited edition "Forever" stamp Tuesday, honoring the late poet, author and civil rights champion Maya Angelou, but it carries a quote that apparently originated elsewhere.
  • Is Hillary Clinton Stealing Speech Lines From Carly Fiorina?

    02/25/2015 6:09:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    DC - Daily Caller ^ | February 24, 2015 | Al Weaver
    First the book, now speech lines? During her speaking event in Silicon Valley, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seemingly snagged a campaign line from potential GOP 2016 candidate Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Clinton, the presumptive 2016 candidate for the Democratic Party, called on attendees at the conference to “unlock their full potential,” a line Fiorina uses. Ironically enough, Fiorina’s current Super PAC is entitled the “Unlocking Potential Project.” In fact, the mission statement for the Super PAC says the following: “Today, America suffers from self-inflicted wounds. Our nation has everything we need to lead, grow and...
  • Pondering the Problem with Saint Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Fast-Declining Joe Biden Now Believes He Was Sonny From ‘The Godfather’ As A Kid

    12/15/2014 8:55:35 AM PST · by Baynative · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/14/14 | Eric Owens, Education Editor
    Vice President Joe Biden demonstrated that he is slipping deeper into senility this week when he gave a speech swearing that he once violently ambushed an unsuspecting kid who allegedly kicked his sister off of her bicycle. The tale told by Biden bore a remarkable resemblance to a scene in “The Godfather,” in which Sonny Corleone pummels Carlo Rizzi for abusing Corleone’s pregnant sister, Connie.
  • Plagiarism report unlikely to affect Senate race (Montana)

    10/11/2014 8:32:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2014 4:29 AM EDT | Matthew Brown and Matt Volz
    Sen. John Walsh’s name has been removed from the U.S. Army War College’s academic rolls and grinded (sic) from a plaque listing the members of the graduating class of 2007 after the college stripped him of his degree for plagiarism. The announcement that the war college revoked the Montana Democrat’s 2007 master’s degree on Friday marked the end of a swift-moving controversy that began with a newspaper story in July and led to Walsh’s withdrawal from the U.S. Senate race weeks later. The lingering question is what effect the academic review board’s plagiarism report will have on the Senate race...
  • Army War College revokes Sen. John Walsh's degree after plagiarism finding ( Montana )

    10/10/2014 5:13:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    ap ^ | October 10, 2014
    The U.S. Army War College revoked Democratic Sen. John Walsh's master's degree after an investigation completed Friday concluded he plagiarized a research paper required to graduate, a college spokeswoman said. ... The board found that then Colonel John Walsh did commit the offense of plagiarism and thus his Master's Degree and status as graduate of the U.S. Army War College should be revoked," War College spokeswoman Carol Kerr said in a statement.
  • Despite Union attacks, Walker grabs lead in re-election bid

    10/02/2014 8:39:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Opponent Mary Burke weighed down by jobs plan plagiarism allegationsMary Burke weighed down by jobs plan plagiarism allegations. Gov. Scott Walker is casting himself as a turnaround artist, seeking re-election with a pitch to voters that he revamped the state’s spending and business climate in just four years. For a governor with presidential aspirations, it’s a case he’s likely preparing for a national audience as well — but first he’ll have to get through a tighter-than-expected re-election race against Democrat Mary Burke, a former state secretary of commerce. As if that wasn’t enough, analysts say that his race could also...
  • Poll: Walker opens lead in WI governor’s race amid Burke plagiarism scandal

    10/02/2014 4:30:37 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-1-14 | Adam Tobias
    MADISON, Wis. — The plagiarism scandal surrounding Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke may be affecting Wisconsin voters. The latest Marquette University Law School poll, released Wednesday, shows incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker has opened up his lead against Burke by 5 percent among likely voters. Of the 585 likely voters who participated in the Marquette poll between Sept. 25-28, 50 percent said they would vote for Walker; 45 percent said they would be voting for Burke. The poll’s margin of error is 4.1 percent. Information for Marquette’s previous poll, which had Walker ahead of Burke by 3 percent, was collected...
  • Mary Burke stumbles when asked to define plagiarism

    09/26/2014 5:21:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-25-14 | Patrick Marley
    Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke stumbled Thursday when asked to define plagiarism and said she had not violated her principles with a jobs plan that includes nearly word-for-word sections that also appear in other candidates' plans. Burke, who is running against GOP Gov. Scott Walker in the Nov. 4 election, also stressed the importance of providing citations in her plan, but an aide said later no changes to the plan would be made. Asked by reporters to define plagiarism, Burke said: "This, this probably, using words, exact words, from a source that doesn't, that isn't cited and isn't attributable."...