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  • Award-winning archaeologist gives detailed instructions on how to pull down Confederate obelisks as protesters topple racist statues in Birmingham and Nashville

    06/01/2020 11:30:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2020 | Ralph R. Ortega
    A leading archeologist tweeted instructions on how to safely topple an obelisk as George Floyd protestors in her town toppled a Confederate statue during a demonstration that escalated into unrest. University of Alabama at Birmingham archeologist Sarah Parcak took to Twitter Sunday evening offering details on how to bring an obelisk down as demonstrators in the city's Linn Park defaced a Confederate monument and tore down a statue of Confederate Naval captain Charles Linn Sunday night. A day earlier, protestors in Nashville, Tennessee, toppled a statue of Edward Carmac, a former politician and newspaper publisher who wrote editorials expressing racist...
  • De Blasio blames chaos on anarchists with ‘explicit agenda of violence’

    05/31/2020 9:12:19 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 31, 2020 | Lee Brown
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday blamed a new breed of highly organized anarchist hell-bent on violence for violent protests that have rocked the city. “We’re seeing something new, and not just here in New York City, but all over the country,” Hizzoner said of the violence. The “x-factor,” he said, were groups who were “not just protesters but people who came to do violence in a systematic, organized fashion.” He called the “small” number of people “well-organized” and linked to “the anarchist movement,” rather than really mourning George Floyd’s death. “They plan together online, they have very explicit rules,”...
  • Bill de Blasio: Protesters Created ‘Untenable’ Situation for Officers Who Rammed Vehicle into Crowd

    05/31/2020 7:14:35 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 31 2020 | AMY FURR
    It was inappropriate for protesters to surround a New York Police Department (NYPD) vehicle and threaten the officers, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said Saturday. The mayor’s comments came after video footage surfaced online that showed an NYPD police cruiser driving into a crowd of protesters in Brooklyn as they threw large pieces of debris and orange traffic cones at it. “It’s inappropriate for protesters to surround a police vehicle and threaten police officers. That’s wrong on its face, and that hasn’t happened in the history of protests in this city,” de Blasio said at a press conference in Brooklyn.
  • Pittsburgh War Memorial Vandalized with Red Paint (hammer and sickle logo)

    05/25/2020 10:53:06 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25 2020 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    A war memorial in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been vandalized with red paint on Memorial Day. The memorial is known as the World War I Doughboy, located at the “Y” of Penn and Butler Streets in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, was covered in red spray paint, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The message painted onto the memorial read, “JUNE 19, 1986, GLORY TO THE DAY OF HEROISM.”
  • In his final days, Ahmaud Arbery's life was at a crossroads (pure hagiography)

    05/25/2020 8:57:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 146 replies ^ | Aaron Morrison
    He was at a crossroads, his life stretching out before him, his troubles largely behind him. He had enrolled at South Georgia Technical College, preparing to become an electrician, just like his uncles. But first, he decided, he would take a break. College could wait until the fall. To help keep his head clear, he ran, just about every day. Off he’d go, out of the doors of his mother’s house, down the long street toward Fancy Bluff Road. Then would come the right turn onto the two-lane road lined by oak trees draped with Spanish moss. About a mile...
  • Ms. Judging Mrs. America

    05/10/2020 12:57:16 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    City Journal ^ | 8 May 2020 | Kay Mymowitz
    Even amid an all-consuming global crisis, Mrs. America, the new series from FX on Hulu, was guaranteed to become a media event. After watching six of the nine episodes—the only ones available as of this writing—I can attest that the attention is warranted. It’s a lively, superbly acted, cleverly structured ensemble piece about the 1970s battle royal between feminists and Middle American housewives over the Equal Rights Amendment. It has timeliness going for it, too, illustrating the straight line between the populist forces mobilized by ERA foe Phyllis Schlafly and those that sent Donald Trump to the White House 40-odd...
  • 1619 Project’s Pulitzer Gives Schools One More Excuse To Teach Kids To Hate America

    05/07/2020 10:22:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 7, 2020 | Inez Feltscher Stepman
    Despite the retractions, disparagement from legitimate historians, and ignored fact-checkers, the 1619 Project now boasts the industry’s most respected award. The Pulitzer committee on Monday afternoon bestowed its prestigious award on Nikole Hannah-Jones’ opening article in The New York Times’ 1619 Project, despite the essay’s self-acknowledged factual inaccuracies. Historians of every political stripe have derided the project and Hannah-Jones’s essay in particular. Gordon Wood, a reliably left-wing but widely celebrated historian, took to the pages of a socialist website, of all places, to excoriate the Times for publishing nonsense. Conservative-leaning biographer Richard Brookhiser questioned why even the Trotskyite Fourth International...
  • Female-Focused ‘Star Wars’ Series From ‘Russian Doll’s’ Leslye Headland In Works At Disney+

    04/22/2020 2:23:59 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 65 replies
    Deadline ^ | April 22, 2020 | Patrick Hipes
    Disney+ is developing a female-centered Star Wars series that will be written and showrun by Lesley Headland, a co-creator of Netflix’s Emmy-winning dramedy series Russian Doll. Deadline has confirmed the gist of the series. While the exact plot is under wraps, but the series is understood to be a female-driven action thriller with martial arts elements and set in an alternate timeline from the usual Star Wars universe. Disney declined comment on the project, which was first reported by Variety. It marks the latest Disney+ original series in the Star Wars universe, following the successful The Mandalorian created by Jon...
  • Phyllis Schlafly’s Daughter On Why ‘Mrs. America’ Gets Her Mother Wrong

    04/15/2020 7:25:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 15, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    With the revived push for the Equal Rights Amendment has come a revived push to cast Phyllis Schlafly as a historical villain. These are revisionist efforts informed by ideological bias more than fact. With the revived push for the Equal Rights Amendment has come a revived push to cast Phyllis Schlafly as a historical villain. These are revisionist efforts informed by ideological bias more than fact. Enter “Mrs. America,” FX’s flashy new prestige offering starring Cate Blanchett as Schlafly. Last month, I interviewed Anne Schlafly Cori, daughter of the late conservative activist, about the six-episode series, which premieres on Hulu...
  • #TakeEmDown Comes to Yankeetown

    04/13/2020 6:48:05 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Abbeville Institute ^ | Mar 27, 2020 | Lola Sanchez
    #TakeEmDown Comes to Yankeetown By Lola Sanchez on Mar 27, 2020 From Dylann Roof to Harvey Weinstein Many of us predicted it. The war on American monuments and memorials wouldn’t stop with just stop with Confederate ones. It wasn’t hard to figure out, but the answer was always, ‘yeah, but they’re not going after Northern “civil war” monuments. And of course we said, “what about the 54th MA Infantry monument” which was vandalized in Boston with the usual red paint, and an extra touch of the breakage of the white officer’s sword on the bronze relief monument. And their response...
  • Delingpole: Wikipedia Airbrushes List of Climate Sceptic Scientists Out of History

    03/08/2020 2:33:07 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/8/2020 | James Delingpole
    Wikipedia has deleted its ‘List of Scientists Who Disagree with the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming’. Stalin — who set the template for airbrushing inconvenient people out of history — would no doubt have heartily approved of this wanton act of censorship. But what would probably have pleased him more is the magnificently twisted justification offered by the editor responsible. “The result was delete. This is because I see a consensus here that there is no value in having a list that combines the qualities of a) being a scientist, in the general sense of that word, and b) disagreeing...
  • As Top Historians Ring Alarm Bells About NYT’s 1619 Project, Defiant Public Schools Refuse To Answer Questions

    03/07/2020 10:20:54 PM PST · by jonatron · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/7/2020 | Shelby Talcott
    “On August 19 of last year I listened in stunned silence as Nikole Hannah-Jones, a reporter for the New York Times, repeated an idea that I had vigorously argued against,” reads the first sentence of Friday’s essay by Leslie Harris, a history professor at Northwestern University. Harris is just the latest in a string of academics to levy criticism on Hannah-Jones and the 1619 Project. She is the first, however, who actually took part in the project as a fact-checker. During the publication process for 1619, Harris “vigorously disputed” the idea that the American Revolution was actually about preserving slavery....
  • Debunking Left-Wing Historian Howard Zinn Is Like Shooting Fish In A Barrel

    02/08/2020 7:18:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 8, 2020 | Krystina Skurk
    Mary Grabar's book, 'Debunking Howard Zinn,' takes aim at the celebrated historian who is as influential as he is ideological and dishonest. Howard Zinn’s book, The People’s History of the United States, is one of the most famous American history textbooks ever written. His goal was to change the way Americans saw their own history by writing from the perspective of those he called “underdogs.” In doing so, he thoroughly distorts the true historical record and paints America as an inherently unjust nation.Mary Grabar believes that at the root of his agenda is a desire to see America turned into...
  • 'Rapper's Delight:' 1979 Song Introduced Rap To A Mass Audience

    02/09/2020 6:48:14 AM PST · by Cecily · 59 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | February 10, 2020 | Bo Emerson
    It was 1979. Hip-hop was happening, in dance halls, at high school gyms and on street corners in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx. Rappers such as Melle Mel and Fab Five Freddy were spitting rhymes over scratching turntables; breakdancers performed with them, throwing down acrobatic moves, stylishly posing.
  • Literary giants, Barnes & Noble and Penguin Random House, face backlash after attempting to address diversity with new book covers

    02/05/2020 6:28:42 AM PST · by beaversmom · 52 replies
    WBRZ2 ^ | February 5, 2020 | WBRZ Staff
    Penguin Random House and Barnes & Noble collaborated to redesign the covers of twelve classic young adult novels with 'Diverse Editions' to display during Black History Month, which is recognized in February. But as the books were debuted on Monday, the public's response wasn't positive. Many suggested that it would have been more proactive to promote books written by authors from diverse backgrounds. Social media was abuzz with readers voicing their concerns over the way two of the literary community's largest entities chose to approach diversity. The books that were given new covers featuring characters of color were Alice in...
  • To Remember, and Not to Sell

    01/23/2020 5:06:59 AM PST · by NorseViking · 20 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 23.01.2020 | Editorial
    If the reports are true that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends on expressing support for the campaign that Russian President Vladimir Putin is conducting against Poland over the past few months, then it is a bad joke at the expense of the victims of the Holocaust, and its survivors, in whose name world leaders are gathering on Thursday at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem. At the center of Putin’s campaign is the accusation that Poland caused the outbreak of World War II, while minimizing the large role played by the Soviet Union.
  • AOC declares Democrats a 'center-conservative' party: We don't have a 'left party' in this country

    01/20/2020 11:09:27 PM PST · by knighthawk · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 20 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., stated on Monday that the Democratic Party is a "center or center-conservative" party and how there currently isn't a "left" party in the United States. Speaking at an event commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Ocasio-Cortez knocked her own party for not being progressive enough. "We don't have a left party in the United States. The Democratic Party is not a left party," the freshman congresswoman began, which sparked applause from the audience. "The Democratic Party is a center or a center-conservative party.”
  • 'I didn’t want anything to do with him': Hillary says Chelsea saved marriage to Bill after Lewinsky affair

    01/19/2020 5:55:22 PM PST · by simpson96 · 99 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/18/2020 | Caitlen Yilek
    Hillary Clinton opened up about her marital struggles with Bill Clinton in an upcoming documentary about the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. “I didn’t want anything to do with him,” Clinton said, appearing to tear up, in a trailer of the four-part series which premieres in March on Hulu. The Clintons’ marriage faced a difficult period when Bill had an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky during his presidency. He initially denied the affair under oath, which led to his impeachment in December 1998. Months earlier, Chelsea Clinton, who was 18 years old around the time the Lewinsky scandal played...
  • Ron Reagan Goes Scorched Earth On 'Traitor' Trump: My Dad Wouldn't Have Voted For Him

    01/18/2020 5:04:38 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 95 replies ^ | 1/19/20 | Mary Papenfus
    Ron Reagan Goes Scorched Earth On 'Traitor' Trump: My Dad Wouldn't Have Voted For Him Ronald Reagan’s son lacerated Donald Trump in a scathing interview with The Daily Beast published Friday, saying his late father never would have voted for Trump. “He would have been embarrassed and ashamed that a president of the United States was as incompetent and traitorous as the man occupying the White House now,” said Ron Reagan, 61. “He’s a disgrace to the office of the presidency.” Reagan, speaking to the Beast from Italy, where he lives half the year, said if his father were alive...
  • Klobuchar compares Trump to Joseph McCarthy

    01/14/2020 11:03:20 PM PST · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., likened President Trump to the infamous ringleader of the 1950's 'Red Scare,' Joseph McCarthy, in an answer during Tuesday's Democratic debate. After being asked whether or not she was concerned Trump would be "emboldened" by a Senate acquittal now that House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is set to transmit the articles of impeachment to the upper chamber, Klobuchar replied that she was not, saying members of Congress needed to do their constitutional duty and check the executive. "I think the best way to think about this trial and what we're facing in this...