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  • Pearl Harbor and Why We Stand

    12/06/2017 9:23:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2017 | Rebecca Hagelin
    We were having an 8 a.m. coffee with family in their home on the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam when the music started.Ringing through the morning, as happens every day here and on U.S. military bases around the world, was the melody of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”“O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,“What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming …”As the song plays, people strolling through the neighborhood freeze in their steps, cars pull to the side of the road, and even children stop playing and stand tall, exactly as they have been taught, to honor...
  • TBOS 23: "NITPICKING" See who made it into the Bowl (Of Stupid!)

    11/11/2017 6:14:23 AM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    The Viewers View ^ | Nov. 10, 2017 | Diamond and Silk
    TBOS 23: "NITPICKING" See who made it into the Bowl (Of Stupid!) Instead of moving the country forward, some would prefer to stay stuck in nitpicking.
  • California NAACP Wants To Remove ‘Racist’ Star-Spangled Banner

    11/09/2017 4:50:59 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Justin Caruso
    The California NAACP is coming after a new symbol of American heritage for its “racism.” The Star-Spangled Banner. According to SFGate.com, the national anthem is a “racist song” and the NAACP wants to push state lawmakers to change it. Alice Huffman, the president of the California chapter of the NAACP, said the song is “racist” and that it “doesn’t represent our community. It’s anti-black people.” The cites the song’s third verse, which is usually not sang, as evidence of its racist overtones. The third verse includes a line that says, “no refuge could save the hireling and slave from the...
  • GAME OVER: NFL Owners STUNNED as Ratings PLUNGE 25%

    10/30/2017 6:25:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 183 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | 10/30/2017 | Staff
    The National Football League continues to struggle with furious fans as player protests enter their second month, with ratings for the NFL’s flagship ‘Sunday Night Football’ down a staggering 25% from this time last week. According to Deadline Hollywood, television viewership for the troubled football association continued its free fall from previous weeks, with roughly one quarter fewer fans tuning in as the Detroit Lions faced off against the Pittsburgh Steelers. “With that, as the league and broadcasters have been losing ratings traction and snared in political controversy this season, last night’s Week 8 NFL game is down a hard...
  • 'Racist Anthem' spray painted on 106-year-old Francis Scott Key statue in Baltimore

    09/13/2017 9:46:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 13, 2017 | Colin Campbell and Sean Welsh
    A statue to Francis Scott Key, the writer of the Star Spangled Banner, was defaced overnight in downtown Baltimore, with someone painting “Racist Anthem” on the side of the Bolton Hill monument. Baltimore Police received a report of the vandalism at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. They are investigating, but have no suspects.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Star Spangled Banner ~ 14 September 2017

    09/13/2017 6:03:47 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 110 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Star Spangled Banner ~Written by Francis Scott Key (1814) Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. The War of 1812 had been a particularly nasty conflict with the British. They had burned down the Capitol and the White House in Washington, and were set on taking the port of Baltimore, which was protected in part by Fort McHenry, just to the south. On September 7th, 1814, during the build-up to the attack on Baltimore, two Americans, Colonel John Skinner...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Star Spangled Banner ~ 15 September 2016

    09/14/2016 5:59:10 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen presents.... ~ The Star Spangled Banner ~Written by Francis Scott Key (1814) Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. The War of 1812 had been a particularly nasty conflict with the British. They had burned down the Capitol and the White House in Washington, and were set on taking the port of Baltimore, which was protected in part by Fort McHenry, just to the south. On September 7th, 1814, during the build-up to the attack on Baltimore,...
  • 'You should never play in the NFL again'...49ers fans burn Kaepernick jerseys

    08/28/2016 9:52:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/28/16 | Chris Pleasance
    Furious San Francisco 49ers fans are burning Colin Kaepernick jerseys after he refused to stand for the national anthem as part of a racial protest. One fan even played The Star-Spangled Banner as he set light to the Number 7 shirt, watching with his hand on his chest as it was reduced to ash. Another, who uploaded a video to Instagram under the handle Nate3914, called the $19million-per-year athlete an 'ignorant son of a b****.'
  • Usain Bolt stopped the interview to hear the U.S. anthem

    08/16/2016 7:36:26 PM PDT · by Pelham · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | Aug 29, 2012 | N/A
    a golden oldie of Usain Bolt from 2012
  • Hillary would ban reparative therapy for minors, says top LGBT group in endorsement

    01/21/2016 7:29:34 AM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/20/16 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The nation's foremost homosexual and transgender political group has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying she has made banning reparative therapy and allowing transgender military service "a pillar" of her presidential campaign. “All the progress we have made as a nation on LGBT equality -- and all the progress we have yet to make -- is at stake in November," said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin. The HRC said that Clinton has made homosexual and transgender political advocacy "a pillar of her campaign and recently unveiled the most robust and ambitious LGBT...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Star Spangled Banner ~ 14 September 2015

    09/13/2015 5:00:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 79 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Star Spangled Banner ~Written by Francis Scott Key (1814) Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. The War of 1812 had been a particularly nasty conflict with the British. They had burned down the Capitol and the White House in Washington, and were set on taking the port of Baltimore, which was protected in part by Fort McHenry, just to the south. On September 7th, 1814, during the build-up to the attack on Baltimore, two Americans, Colonel John Skinner...
  • VIDEO: Ruger Version of the Star-Spangled Banner

    07/04/2015 6:35:26 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 4, 2015 | Dave Blount
    What could be more patriotic on the Fourth of July than playing the Star-Spangled Banner with a Ruger 10/22? Chris Cheng demonstrates:
  • NBA Cavaliers' Dion Waiters Informs Media That He Is Muslim, Plans to Skip National Anthems

    11/09/2014 12:52:04 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 98 replies
    Northeast Ohio Media Group ^ | November 7, 2014 | Chris Haynes,
    Dion Waiters informs Northeast Ohio Media Group that he is a Muslim and plans to skip national anthems • Update: Dion Waiters clarifies remarks about his pregame ritual, will be there for anthems DENVER, Colo. – Prior to the Cavaliers getting set to take on the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, one of their players was missing from the pregame opening events. Dion Waiters was nowhere to be found when the national anthem was being sung. He was absent when the starting lineups were introduced. It was the first game of the season that he was coming off the bench. He...
  • Francis Scott Key's Fourth Stanza

    09/15/2014 8:46:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/15/2014 | Thomas McGinley
    Two hundred years ago today, it was the unlikely convergence of a physician and a lawyer that produced the most recited poem in American history. Its inspiration occurred just a few miles from Fort McHenry, located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the site of one of our nation’s most important military conflicts. [SNIP] Key, not surprisingly gloats over the failure of the British in the third stanza which was mostly dropped after they became our allies in the 20th century. But the poem/song’s most powerful stanza is its last.  In the fourth stanza Key proclaims the primary reason for the republic’s...
  • 'Star-Spangled Banner': Anthem was once a song of drinking and sex

    09/14/2014 5:18:53 PM PDT · by shove_it · 59 replies
    LATimes ^ | 13 Sep 2014 | Michael Muskal
    ~snip~ Key was on a British ship, part of a U.S. delegation to negotiate a prisoner release. He was kept on board to prevent the American forces from being tipped off about the forthcoming bombing by the British. He was allowed to return to Baltimore on Sept. 14 and was so inspired by the U.S. pluckiness that he wrote a poem, "Defence of Fort M'Henry," which he published on Sept. 20, 1814. ~snip~ Neither Key's early hymn nor the Barbary War is widely taught in American schools anymore (except for the reference in the Marines’ Hymn: “To the shores of...
  • Politico Lead Story: 'Is It Time to Ditch the Star-Spangled Banner?'

    09/14/2014 4:44:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 13, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    There is apparently no more important story or issue right now at the Politico than Ted Widmer's question about our national anthem: "Is It Time to Ditch the Star-Spangled Banner?" It is currently the lead item at the web site, complete with a huge picture of the American flag. The "beheading by ISIL of a British aid worker" and Wisconsin's court-granted ability to implement voter-ID in the fall elections are both apparently less important. - See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2014/09/13/politico-lead-story-it-time-ditch-star-spangled-banner#sthash.B4XsZOqY.dpuf
  • Francis Scott Key (born 235 years ago, today)

    08/01/2014 8:09:14 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 26, 2007 | RockbridgeAcademy
    A short documentary from Rockbridge Academy on the author of America's "Star Spangled Banner". Produced by ADG Creative. Francis Scott KEY American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the lyrics to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner" Born: on August 01, 1779 in Carroll County, Maryland, USA Died: on January 11, 1843 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA Francis Scott Key was born to Ann Phoebe Penn Dagworthy (Charlton) and Captain John Ross Key at the family plantation Terra Rubra in what was Frederick County and is now Carroll County, Maryland. His father John Ross Key was...
  • The American Flag Daily: Flag History: Two More Stripes

    06/27/2014 5:53:29 AM PDT · by Master Zinja
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 27, 2014 | JasonZ
    While the number of stars in the United States flag has changed 27 times through history, from the placing of 13 stars in the original "Betsy Ross" flag to today's 50-star variant (in place for almost 54 years, the longest of all American flags), the number of stripes has only changed twice. The number was increased from 13 to 15 stripes in 1795 (along with 15 stars) upon the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the Union. Following the admission of five more states, the number of stripes was reduced back to 13 in 1820 to honor the original 13...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Star-Spangled Banner and Florida Statehood

    03/03/2014 7:17:34 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | March 3, 2014 | FlagBearer
    On this day, March 3, 1931, the Star-Spangled Banner was officially adopted as the national anthem of the United States, more than 100 years after it was first written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812. Today, we raise the 15-star flag used in the Battle of Fort McHenry which was the inspiration for Key's poem and eventual anthem. We also honor Florida, which became the 27th state in the Union in 1845, after being purchased from Spain in 1819.
  • Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It

    02/28/2014 8:25:06 PM PST · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/6/13 | mona rose
    The story of how our national anthem came to be. This is a story every American should hear. It's a little lengthy, but I'm sure it'll be worth your time