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  • Elizabeth Warren would crush Hillary, and they both know it

    04/26/2014 12:31:19 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 39 replies
    legalinsurrection ^ | April 25, 2014 | William A. Jacobson
    Forget the current polling as between Hillary and Elizabeth Warren. It pits Hillary against someone who “isn’t running.” For all my criticisms of Warren, and they are extensive, I am convinced that if she ran, she would crush Hillary, just as Obama did. Warren, as did Obama, has a unique ability to demagogue the core Democratic narrative of victimhood in ways that would make Hillary blush. She is more cunning than Hillary, more popular with the base, would bring an excitement the contrived Ready-for-Hillary movement could only dream of. Democrats may be “ready” for Hillary, but they don’t really want...
  • Elizabeth Warren could face a nightmare on her book tour

    04/19/2014 10:34:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    I can feel the schadenfreude welling inside me as I read that a group of Cherokee women are preparing to confront Elizabeth Warren as she sets forth on a national book tour to publicize her new book.  Sen. Warren matters a lot more than most freshman senators because she must be considered a near-frontrunner for the Democratic 2016 nomination if Hillary Clinton decides that playing with her forthcoming grandchild is better way to occupy her time than going through the meat grinder as a candidate. In Elizabeth Warren’s new book, A Fighting Chance, Warren claims to be “hurt and angry”...
  • Elizabeth Warren: ‘I was hurt, and I was angry’ [background as rooted in Native American ancestry]

    04/16/2014 3:54:17 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Elizabeth Warren: ‘I was hurt, and I was angry’ By: MJ Lee April 16, 2014 05:44 PM EDT Elizabeth Warren “was hurt” and “angry” about attacks on her family and ancestry in the 2012 Senate race, she writes in a new book, defending at length her characterization of her background as rooted in Native American ancestry. Warren, the first-term Massachusetts Democratic senator, details her campaign to unseat former GOP Sen. Scott Brown in a new book: “A Fighting Chance.” POLITICO obtained an early copy of the book, which is set to be released on April 22. The book begins with...
  • America's Story (part 2) - Savages!

    11/21/2011 6:31:41 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 6 replies
    smithsk.blogspot.com ^ | November 19, 2011 | smithsk
    November, many of us Americans may reflect on Thanksgiving. It is the quintessential American holiday. English pilgrims, seeking religious freedom, boarded the Mayflower at Plymouth, England to go west - crossing the Atlantic. And they landed at Cape Cod (Massachusetts) on Plymouth Rock in 1620. Half did not survive the winter. But with the providential help of Squanto from the Wampanoag tribe, the pilgrims cultivated the land and forged an alliance with the Native Americans - one that would last for more than 50 years. In 1621, the pilgrims celebrated the harvest with a feast - considered America's first Thanksgiving...
  • The Unknown Story of Pocahontas. Learning the story of Jamestown, Virginia's survival.

    05/14/2011 9:30:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 05/14/2011 | Charlotte Cushman
    Yesterday was the anniversary of the landing at Jamestown How many people know the story of its survival, a story that reflects our American heritage? I am firm in my conviction that children should know the history of their own country and I find it sad and frightening that multiculturalism is making headway in education. It is very damaging to allow an educational environment where children celebrate everybody else's culture or history, but not their own. I have been appalled to talk to young adults who don't know that the United States was the first country established on the basis...
  • My review of Avatar

    02/20/2010 1:19:42 PM PST · by mainestategop · 71 replies · 1,287+ views
    MAINESTATEGOP ^ | 2/20/10 | MAINESTATEGOP
    Last week for the Second time, i got to see Avatar. having been watching the blog sphere lately I have been quite surprised by some of the responses to the movie, Allegations that the movie promotes environmentalism, and liberalism. probably the biggest problem I have heard is that the humans instead of the aliens are the bad guys. A major departure from traditional science fiction orthodoxy that is rare. That, and James Cameron has used his fame to attack and ridicule conservatives and libertarians. my review concentrates on some of the ridiculous remarks made against the movie in the blog...
  • Disney's Pocahontas...err...James Cameron's Avatar

    01/06/2010 7:55:01 PM PST · by .454Puma · 13 replies · 853+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 01/06/2010 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    I knew the the plot was familiar ;)
  • As Jamestown is celebrated, critics dismiss Pocahontas' story as 'feel-good history'

    03/01/2007 2:43:28 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 3 replies · 376+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | March 1, 2007 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    RICHMOND, Va. — She has the saintly glow of Joan of Arc, the enigmatic aura of the Mona Lisa and more personas than Madonna. In her 22 years, Pocahontas left a legacy that endures in history texts, in stone relief at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda and in a beguiling parable about the settlement of Jamestown by commerce-minded explorers. But 400 years after America's first lasting English settlement was established in a marshy peninsula on the James River, history's version of the favored daughter of a powerful Indian leader is being looked at anew, and quite critically. Scholars say the lithe...
  • Mark Steyn: Before the white man came? War

    07/18/2006 7:45:03 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 208 replies · 6,262+ views
    Macleans ^ | 07/18/06 | Mark Steyn
    We've deluded ourselves into believing in the myth of the noble and peaceful primitive Nicholas Wade's Before The Dawn is one of those books full of eye-catching details. For example, did you know the Inuit have the largest brains of any modern humans? Something to do with the cold climate. Presumably, if this global warming hooey ever takes off, their brains will be shrinking with the ice caps. But the passage that really stopped me short was this: "Both Keeley and LeBlanc believe that for a variety of reasons anthropologists and their fellow archaeologists have seriously underreported the prevalence of...
  • Making Indian warriors into pacifists

    12/09/2005 12:42:23 AM PST · by beaversmom · 8 replies · 596+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | December 7, 2005 | Michael Medved
    http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | "The New World," a film slated for Christmas day release, tells the romantic story of Pocahontas and John Smith, but ads for the movie tell a more depressing story of political correctness. A glossy magazine layout says that what settlers "named the Jamestown Settlement was already home to a noble civilization." On my radio show, I mocked the idea that the pre-literate, stone-aged Powhatan Indians of Virginia constituted a "noble civilization," and in later version of ads for the movie, the word "noble" disappeared. In its place, however, New Line Cinema included an even more absurd declaration, claiming...
  • The New World (Upcoming movie about John Smith)

    11/15/2005 9:46:34 AM PST · by loreldan · 56 replies · 1,762+ views
    When you're called a genius and avoid the press like Howard Hughes and direct only one movie every decade or so, it's an event when you crank out a new one. This time around, Terrence Malick, the media-shy maestro behind Badlands, Days of Heaven, and The Thin Red Line, trains his jeweler's eye on the love story between Native American Pocahontas (15-year-old newcomer Q'Orianka Kilcher) and English explorer John Smith (Colin Farrell) in 17th-century Jamestown, Va. Malick originally wrote a draft of the screenplay in the late '70s, but much like his own Hollywood ambitions at the time, the project...
  • Va. dig site offers hints Pocahontas lived there

    06/27/2003 1:11:32 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 171+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | June 27, 2003 | Frank D. Roylance
    Virginia archaeologists digging on a York River farm say they have found tantalizing clues to buttress their belief that they've found the 17th-century stronghold of Powhatan, paramount chief of the Virginia Tidewater Indians, and home to his daughter Pocahontas. Hundreds of pottery shards, stone arrowheads and bits of copper found since the dig, which ends today, can be dated to the period around the arrival of English settlers at Jamestown in 1607, archaeologists said. More importantly, the dig has uncovered a 25-foot segment of a long, curving pair of parallel ditches - perhaps part of a defensive structure and a...
  • Site Seen as Possible Home of Pocahontas

    05/07/2003 5:41:16 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 24 replies · 876+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 7, 2003 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
    In American folk history, the Indian princess Pocahontas befriended English settlers and saved Captain John Smith from certain death at the hands of his Algonquin captors. It happened near the Jamestown colony in Virginia, within a year of its founding in 1607. Or it may be only a story. But Pocahontas really was a princess, daughter of the powerful Powhatan, whose chiefdom encompassed much of coastal Virginia. She got along so well with the English that she eventually married one of them, John Rolfe, and was received at the court of James I. Now Virginia archaeologists think they have found...
  • Indian Spirits Protest New Road Over Old Villages

    08/11/2002 3:26:25 AM PDT · by putupon · 1 replies · 226+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Aug 11, 2002 | CHRIS DOVI
    <p>The Pocahontas Parkway toll plaza was built where some of Virginia's Indians once hunted, fished and lived. Some say Indian spirits still inhabit the area. The witching hour was close at hand as a delivery truck etched its dark silhouette against the equally dark night sky of July 15. A thin crescent moon was pale against the horizon, casting little light on the recently opened Pocahontas Parkway.</p>