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  • WaPo poll finds 90% of Native Americans NOT offended by Washington Redskins name.

    05/19/2016 10:55:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/16 | Robert Laurie
    Uh oh. So NOBODY cares. Bad news, outrage peddlers. Weve known for some time that nobody really cares about your efforts to make America clamor for the end of the racist monstrosity known as the Washington Redskins. Its been a non-issue for most people since day one. However, if you hate that ugly football team, things just took a turn for the worse. Not only is the majority ambivalent, but a new Washington Post poll has been released and, according to the data, Social Justice Warriors have failed to convince Native Americans that they should care either.
  • When Batman Dies

    05/09/2016 4:48:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Navy SEAL Charlie Keating IV was a real-life Batman—a self-made superhero. On behalf of our troops and veterans, it is important to properly honor this 31-year-old Millennial—who gave the ultimate sacrifice at the hands of ISIL thugs in Iraq last Tuesday—but was painted as the progeny of a pilferer. The Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” recipient courageously took on some 125 ISIS fighters and 20 assault vehicles to rescue a handful of U.S. military advisors. All of the advisors escaped—but their rescuer, Keating IV, was fatally hit. For this sacrifice, outlets like CNN honored Keating IV by telling the...
  • George Mason University Renames Law School The "Antonin Scalia School of Law"

    03/31/2016 2:19:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    George Mason University will rename their law school "The Antonin Scalia School of Law" after receiving two donations totaling $30 million. These gifts are the largest in school history. While the name change isn't official yet, everything is expected to be switched to the new name by July. (To avoid the awkward acronym that many pointed out was formed by the new name, the school will probably be referred to as "Scalia Law School.") The change still needs a final go-ahead from Virginias higher education oversight agency, which is expected to give its blessing. The schools dean expects that people...
  • Flags lowered to half-staff in honor of 1st Lady Nancy Reagan

    03/07/2016 8:37:37 AM PST · by xzins · 79 replies
    WBAY ^ | March 7, 2016 | Rhonda Roberts
    Flags will fly at half-staff across the United States to honor former First Lady Nancy Reagan who died Sunday at age 94.
  • Watch: Live Stream of Funeral Services of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

    02/20/2016 8:39:14 AM PST · by grimalkin · 30 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 2/20/2016 | Breitbart
    Saturday, the funeral services of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be held in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. at 11 a.m. ET.
  • Justice Scalia's Understanding of Markets Will Be Missed on Supreme Court

    02/20/2016 11:52:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2016 | Paul Dykewicz
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's seldom-recalled role as general counsel at the White House telecommunications office early in his career helped to clear a path for innovations that included cell phones, non-AT&T (NYSE:T) landlines, satellite television and radio, and the launch of CNN and other video channels.Investors and business leaders need to know they have firm legal ground to launch new services before they will invest in the deployment of the latest technologies and Justice Scalia took part in helping to open once-closed markets in 1971-72 while he worked at the Office of Telecommunications Policy in the Executive Office...
  • Thousands turn out for Scalia's funeral Mass in Washington

    02/20/2016 8:42:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 20, 2016
    Thousands packed into the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington on Saturday morning for a funeral Mass for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. His flag-draped casket was brought to the church, just a short ride for the funeral procession, from the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill. Scalia, 79, died last weekend at a remote Texas ranch. He had spent nearly three decades on the high court. Burial plans have not been announced. Vice President Joe Biden, former Vice President Dick Cheney and the remaining eight high court justices are attending the service, for one...
  • Saying farewell to Nino: Sometimes a Cigar is Just a Cigar

    02/20/2016 7:34:13 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-20-2016 | MOTUS
    An esteemed jurist will be laid to rest today.The American (?) President will be elsewhere, leaving a “lighter footprint,” we are told.We’re not sure exactly where he’ll be planting that footprint yet, butt trust it will include either golf or the gym.Or maybe he’ll be deliberating over a potential replacement for Justice Scalia:Al Sharpton, the wise race-baiter?Fareed Zakaria, the wise-Muslim?Chris Rock, the wise-acre?Then he’ll meet with Val Jar to find out who he’s going to appoint.Let the record reflect that Barry and Lady M did pay their respects to Justice Scalia yesterday (in just under 2 minutes flat):“So what do...
  • Suddenly, a Silence

    02/17/2016 5:23:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    As always, the man -- and the justice of the Supreme Court of the United States -- confounded and astonished, dismayed and delighted even as he took his abrupt leave over the weekend. How even begin to describe the indescribable, constant and changeable Antonin Scalia? He was the court's great dissenter and disturber of the peace over the decades he served on it. He could be both scholarly theorist (he called his theory Originalism, or doing what the Founding Fathers surely intended in their time) and agitator extraordinaire as he took on all comers, always looking for trouble even if...
  • Nice! Look how Chick-Fil-A is HONORING Justice Scalia

    02/15/2016 5:14:32 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    Allen B West.com ^ | 2/15/16 | Michelle Jesse
    ....Reports are coming in that American flags are flying half-mast at all of Chick-fil-A franchise locations across the country.......an associate director of a Chick-fil-A location...confirmed that the flag was flying half-mast to honor Scalia.
  • What I Learned from Justice Scalia

    02/15/2016 3:13:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 16, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So it was Saturday afternoon, and I was immersed in a project. I did not have the television on. I was not connected online to anything that was providing me a news feed, and I do not have news alerts that bop into me. I've not set those up 'cause I have weeded out all this harassment from notifications. So I get a text from a friend says, "Our country is cursed." I said, okay. Wrote back. "Why?" "It's just unbelievable. It just seems like the decks are so stacked against us." "What's going on?" was my...
  • Bernie Sanders On Justice Scalia: "He Was A Brilliant Man"

    02/15/2016 4:35:32 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 15, 2016 | Trent Baker
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) interviewed with Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday,” and the Democratic presidential hopeful remembered U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin, who passed away in his sleep Saturday.
  • Antonin Scalia, Conservative Legal Giant

    02/14/2016 8:57:53 AM PST · by NRx · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | 02-13-2016 | Ross Douthat
    Antonin Scalia, dead unexpectedly this weekend at 79, was not the most politically powerful justice during his three decades on the Supreme Court. That distinction belonged to the court's two swing votes, Sandra Day O'Connor and then Anthony M. Kennedy, respectively the philosopher queen and king of our fraying republican order. Unlike them, Scalia did not have the opportunity to write all his preferences into the law of the land. For every victory he won, there was a sharp defeat; for every important majority opinion a stinging, quotable dissent. And on the issues he cared the most about - abortion,...
  • Supporters of Oregon occupier honor LaVoy Finicum at funeral

    02/06/2016 10:08:07 AM PST · by azkathy · 65 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 2-5-2016 | Daphne Chin
    Excerpted KANAB — Most of the people who came to the funeral of LaVoy Finicum didn't know the Arizona rancher personally. They came anyway, in trucks and campers and caravans, drawn either by kinship with the Finicum family or by sympathy for the cause that took him to rural Oregon. The Arizona rancher was one of the most recognizable faces of the armed standoff in Oregon, where a group of protesters seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in early January to protest what they said was federal overreach into Western rangelands. Finicum was shot dead by police on Jan. 26...
  • Chick-fil-A restaurant honors veterans with ‘Missing Man Table’

    11/11/2015 5:46:14 AM PST · by cincinnati65 · 37 replies
    wtvr.com ^ | 11/11/15 | Tribune Media Wire
    A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Georgia is honoring veterans and active-duty service members with a “Missing Man Table.”Store manager Alex Korchan told WSB-TV the table features a folded American flag, a place setting for the veteran, and a letter titled “Missing Man Table.” The letter is similar to notes left on other “Missing Man” tables.
  • Naval Academy "Anchormen" Tribute to 9/11-"Hole in the World" by The Eagles

    09/11/2015 10:04:56 AM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 2 replies
    Naval Academy "Anchormen" ^ | Sep 10, 2011 | Naval Academy "Anchormen"
    Worth seeing again.
  • Over One Thousand Gather Where Deputy was Executed

    08/30/2015 2:58:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug. 30, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas One night after Deputy Darren Goforth was executed at a Chevron station in Houston, Texas, over a thousand people gathered at the site to memorialize the man who was apparently murdered simply because he wore a police uniform. There was an outpouring of support for Harris County Sheriff Deputy Goforth, and for law enforcement officers and their families.Deputy Goforth was shot execution-style at a gas station on Friday night. The officer was in uniform and was putting gas in his patrol car at a Chevron station in northwest Houston. Witnesses told Breitbart Texas that the shooter...
  • Honor the Victims of Communism and Nazism On Black Ribbon Day

    08/24/2015 11:45:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2015 | Gabriella Hoffman
    The Soviet Union may have collapsed, but its decades long reign of terror shall not be forgotten. The 20th century was marked by intense tragedy due to the pernicious ideologies of National Socialism and global communism that killed over 100 million people. Millions suffered and died under the tyrannical rule of both Adolph Hitler in Nazi Germany and Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union, respectively. While the former usually receives resounding condemnation, the latter particularly the Soviet variant is wholly ignored by many today. That is why it is imperative to celebrate Black Ribbon Day on August 23rd,...
  • North Carolina governor orders state flags to fly at half-staff to honor shooting victims

    07/20/2015 2:56:16 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    Gov. Pat McCrory released a statement Sunday afternoon ordering all state flags to be lowered to honor the military members slain in Tennessee. He ordered the North Carolina flag to half-staff in honor of the four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy petty officer who were gunned down in Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Pundit's Death Marks End of An Era for Democrats

    07/03/2015 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington, as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as a fellow a few years ago, my office just a few doors down from where Ben used to work.) Ben was one of the last star pundits of what might be called the Old Order, before cable news and the Internet transformed the landscape. When everyone was rushing to CNN to shout at each other on "Crossfire," he launched a PBS show called "Think...
  • A Memorial Day Tribute in Honor of 1st Lt. Nathan Krissoff, USMC - KIA 12/09/06 Anbar province, Iraq

    05/24/2015 2:14:16 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    The Concert for Valor ^ | November 19, 1014 | Steven Spielberg & CDR Bill Krissoff, USN
    This video is a moving tribute to honor an outstanding young Marine Officer by his father, Dr. Bill Kristoff. At the age of 61, Dr. Bill Kristoff of Truckee, CA joined the U.S. Navy Medical Corps in order to honor the memory of his oldest son by serving as a surgeon in Afghanistan to treat wounded Marines. While doing some further research on this amazing family, I found this: The outdoor activities were a joy shared by Nathan, his father, and his younger brother, Austin, 24, who joined the Marines shortly before Nathan died.The family kept word of Nathan's death...
  • Hometown Residents Want Tribute to Brian Williams Torn Down (Elmira NY)

    04/12/2015 7:06:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Apr 2015 | John Nolte
    The indignities heaped upon suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams just keep piling up, and by extension, almost certainly ensure he will not return to the anchor chair after his six months in purgatory are complete. The latest was reported Friday by the New York Post: Dozens of residents from Williams home town are demanding a tribute sign to their former favorite son be torn down. Thus far, Mayor Sue Skidmore is balking. The towns welcome sign, which also honors a half-dozen other hometown notables (including Mark Twain), would be too expensive to replace, she says.
  • A Fitting Farewell to Kit Carson

    02/02/2015 4:06:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: On Saturday all of the staff here and about 330, 320 other people gathered at the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church for the funeral and memorial for our late chief of staff, Kit Carson, H.R. Last week, folks, I have to tell you. I mean, I was here, we were all here, but so much of it went by in a fog. We went through the motions. All of us here tried to focus on the show, on the task, which is what Kit did, but there was a little numbness to it. And there's now, as they...
  • A final salute to OSS agent who helped win WWII

    01/30/2015 6:43:45 AM PST · by luke1825 · 3 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 1/29 | Peter Lucas
    Nick Kukich died last Monday. It may not mean much to you in the scheme of things, but it should. It should because Nick was part of the dwindling number of World War II veterans who went to war to defeat Nazism and Fascism in order to keep America strong, free and democratic. He was, in short, part of the Greatest Generation. Nick, who died in a nursing home in Delaware, was 99 years old and lived a full lif
  • Remembering Andrae Crouch, Dead at 72

    01/08/2015 6:56:21 PM PST · by xzins · 24 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | January 8, 2015 | Robert Darden
    In 1972, I sawfor the first timeAndrae Crouch and the Disciples performing The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power, Soon and Very Soon, My Tribute, Through It All, and Bless His Holy Name. I was both mesmerized and a little frightened. Thats his music on the soundtrack to The Color Purple (where he earned an Oscar), the Broadway musical The Lion King, and the pop songs Man in the Middle and Like a Prayer. Not surprisingly, great swathes of the religious audience voiced their displeasure. How dare he combined Saturday night with Sunday morning? As he told interviewers, the criticism...
  • The Passing of Senator Byrd (FLASHBACK)

    01/02/2015 4:57:55 PM PST · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    U.S. State Department ^ | June 28, 2010 | Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State
    Today our country has lost a true American original, my friend and mentor Robert C. Byrd.Senator Byrd was a man of surpassing eloquence and nobility. And I will remember him for many things, but most of all for a heartfelt comment he made to me in the dark days following the attack on our country on 9/11. My state of New York was reeling and we were scrambling to provide support and relief. Think of me as the third senator from New York, he said. And he meant it. Thanks to the leadership of Senator Byrd, who chaired the Appropriations...
  • A Humble 'Thank You' to America's Military Veterans

    11/11/2014 6:27:26 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
  • Maria Von Trapp, RIP

    08/28/2014 9:17:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/28/2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    Earlier this year, an event happened that did not receive wide notice. The last of the Von Trapp Family Singers, the last of the children---the real ones---died. Her name was Maria---not to be confused with the lady played by Julie Andrews, Maria Augusta Trapp, who died in 1987. Maria Von Trapps death in February 2014 marks the end of an era. The Sound of Music deserves its accolades as the Movie of the Year (1965) and one of the finest films ever made. Even my one-year-old granddaughter is mesmerized by the puppet scene. As a film it is an icon....
  • Kiev Residents Create MH17 Memorial at Dutch Embassy

    07/19/2014 1:38:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Channel NewsAsia ^ | 19 Jul 2014 | Ira Spitzer
    In the aftermath of the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, residents of Ukraine's capital city have created a spontaneous memorial at the Dutch embassy.In the aftermath of the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, residents of Ukraine's capital city have created a spontaneous memorial at the Dutch embassy. More than half of the people aboard the flight were from the Netherlands. Residents began showing up at the Netherlands embassy in Kiev shortly after hearing the news that MH17 had crashed. While many wanted to talk, they feared using their full names in this politically charged climate. Natalia,...
  • Founders' Dream Follow Through

    07/04/2014 3:34:47 PM PDT · by www.spacecoastconservative.com · 1 replies
    Flickr ^ | July 4 2014 | Linda McKinney
    Two-Hundred and Thirty-eight years ago today They signed their names and history was on its way To be forever set anew upon a pathway none yet "knew". And for the Founders of America fair -- So promising, so hopeful: a dream not yet dared -- Determined to give us Guiding Light, They turned to GOD to guide us right And when in prayer they bent their knee, To seek His wisdom, His guidance be The way to govern our land so fair They turned to Providence, Who is always there. And so a Tribute, to them and to thee For...
  • Chick-Fil-A Shocked The World Again When It Closed For A Valiant Reason Youd Never Guess

    06/19/2014 11:15:05 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    People either love Chick-Fil-A or hate it ever since the companys president, Dan Cathy, espoused his religious beliefs regarding same-sex marriage. But love-it-or-hate-it, Chick-Fil-A seems to consistently go well-above the call of duty for good, upstanding Americans and the communities surrounding each restaurant. The town of Griffin, Georgia was mourning the loss of Police Officer Kevin Jordan who was killed in the line of duty. According to Mad World News, Jordan was shot five times in the back while trying to make an arrest at a local Waffle House. He was an Army veteran, a dedicated member of the police...
  • Former NRA president Charlton Heston to get US Post Office stamp

    02/23/2014 1:52:55 PM PST · by Daffynition · 28 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 02/22/2014 | unknown
    The United States Postal Service has announced that former NRA President Charlton Heston will be honored with his own stamp. The stamp is part of their Legends of Hollywood series, and while the specific issue date has not yet been determined, it will be issued sometime in 2014. Heston was a five term president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2003. He was a tireless advocate for Second Amendment rights and will always be remembered by the NRA faithful for his cold, dead hands speech delivered at the 2000 NRA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • George Bush Honors "The One Percent" Who Keep America Safe

    02/21/2014 6:01:50 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/20/2014 | unknown
    George Bush Honors "The One Percent" Who Keep America Safe
  • 94 Year Old WW II Vet Still Performs Flag-Bearing Duties to Honor Vets

    01/01/2014 5:25:55 AM PST · by gooblah · 4 replies
    Big Peace ^ | january 1 2014 | Edwin Mora
    Quentin De Nio, a 94 year old WW II veteran, still carries his white U.S. Army flag to honor soldiers buried at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, according to a news report.
  • Remembering Harold Simmons

    01/01/2014 4:47:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    I've not read the official obituaries because they are predictable. "Billionaire." "Reclusive." "GOP donor." "Swift Boat Vets." "Industrialist." "Controversial." "Dallas." And there you have it: the death of a sinister figure driven by greed, the puppeteer manipulating the political process, a 21st century J.R. Ewing. (Or is it Mr. Burns?) If this is what you've read, it's written by someone who didn't know Harold Clark Simmons. I never knew a man quite like him. I met him in 1981 while panhandling for some political cause or another. Back then, he kept a ledger of his political donations on 5-by-7 cards....
  • In memory of AK-47 mastermind

    12/26/2013 6:13:48 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/26/2013 | Phil Elmore
    His name was Mikhail Kalshnikov. He was 94 years old. He died this week a hero of Russia, having lent his name and his engineering skill to the most frequently vilified assault rifle design in the world. Kalashnikov was, according to the BBC, born a peasant on the southern Siberian steppe. He had little formal education, but his innate mechanical abilities led him to design what he called a weapon of defense intended to protect his nation. That weapon was the AK-47.
  • The Call to Serve - An emotional tribute to Veterans and their families

    11/08/2013 2:47:43 PM PST · by Jameswri28 · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/08/2013 | James Wright
    This is one of the most powerful and patriotic tributes to the sacrifice of our military and their familes I have seen in a while. It's only six minutes and you have to watch till the very end to get the full experience but it is more than worth it. The Call to Serve - Short Film
  • Homeward Bound performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    11/02/2013 11:42:21 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 10 replies
    Here is a link to a military tribute that was originally done about 10 years ago. You will need flashplayer to view it. Homeward Bound.
  • Runner logs one mile for every fallen Vietnam Vet

    09/21/2013 9:35:34 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    MapsoftheWorld.com ^ | 22-Sep-2013 | staff reporter
    Runner Michael Bowen has finished running over 58,000 miles- one for every US vet who lost his life during the Vietnam War. Bowen, 65 living in Michigan has been running since 1982 despite suffering from colon cancer and having three surgeries on his knees.
  • 9/11 Anniversary To Be Marked With Somber Tributes

    09/11/2013 5:57:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    My Way ^ | September 11, 2013 | Jennifer Peltz
    NEW YORK (AP) - Sept. 11 victims' loved ones were gathering at ground zero early Wednesday to commemorate the attacks' 12th anniversary with the reading of names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition.
  • Remembering Don Wade (1941-2013)

    09/08/2013 5:07:07 PM PDT · by Borges · 17 replies
    WLS ^ | 9/8/2013
    On Friday, Sept 6, 2013, the world lost one of radio's greatest talents, Don Wade. Don went out as he lived and broadcasted, like a lion. As Dylan Thomas described: "Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage, rage against the dying light." Indeed he did. After 55 years of broadcasting, culminating in 27 legendary years at WLS, the rock of Chicago, only a devastating health blow could have pried that microphone from his hands. With his adoring wife, co-host and co-conspirator at his side, Don waged a mighty year-long battle against the deadly brain tumor which finally...
  • MARGARET THATCHER - Death of a Revolutionary

    09/01/2013 4:23:06 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/1/13
    Go to 5:55 of the video and the lady speaking sums up Margaret Thatcher, "she stood up for her principles"
  • Statue of Korean War horse Reckless to be unveiled at Marine museum in Virginia

    07/24/2013 6:07:31 PM PDT · by Doogle · 17 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 07/24/13 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Some 60 years after carrying wounded soldiers and ammunition during heavy firefights, a decorated war horse praised as Americas greatest equine soldier during the Korean War is finally being immortalized. Staff Sgt. Reckless, a Mongolian mare that served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, made 51 solo trips during a five-day battle in March 1953, carrying nearly 10,000 pounds of ammunition and explosives from a supply depot to the front lines. She was wounded twice and later received two Purple Hearts for her service, as well as several other military decorations. On Friday, a 10-foot bronze statue...
  • Obama: Longtime journalist Helen Thomas a 'true pioneer'

    07/21/2013 10:42:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/21/13 | Erik Wasson
    President Obama on Saturday said he and first lady Michelle Obama were saddened by the death of longtime White House journalist Helen Thomas, calling her a true pioneer who opened doors and broke down barriers for generations of women. Thomas died on Saturday after a long illness. She was 92. Thomas covered every president from John F. Kennedy to Obama and long held the informal title of "Dean of the White House Press Corps." In a statement, Obama said Thomas never failed to keep presidents myself included on their toes. What made Helen the Dean of the White...
  • Vince Flynn's funeral fills Cathedral of St. Paul

    06/25/2013 4:20:43 AM PDT · by rhema · 7 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 06/24/2013 | John Brewer
    Isabel Levinson walked out of Cathedral of St. Paul after the funeral mass for author Vince Flynn, stopped on a sidewalk nearby and looked back at the massive steps that lead down to John Ireland Boulevard as Flynn's family and friends offered condolences to each other. Levinson, of Minneapolis, didn't know any of them. But she felt like she knew Flynn. The author of the Mitch Rapp espionage series, Flynn died Wednesday of prostate cancer at United Hospital in St. Paul. He was 47. Levinson said though she had read each of Flynn's 14 books, it was during a writing...
  • Proud Fiances Tribute to Murdered Soldier Drummer Lee Rigby

    05/29/2013 10:40:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Wednesday 29 May 2013
    The fiance of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has spoken of how she was left devastated by his killing.Aimee West paid tribute to 25-year-old Drummer Rigby as a great man, saying she was extremely proud of him. Her statement came four days after she tearfully laid flowers at the scene of his death near Woolwich Barracks in south London. She had flown home from Afghanistan, where she is serving with the royal military police. Drummer Rigby and Miss West were engaged after he separated from his wife Rebecca, with whom he had a two-year-old son Jack. Lee Rigby was murdered in...
  • A Memorial Day Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes

    05/27/2013 8:15:41 AM PDT · by MosesKnows
    I was surprised I couldnt find a link or reference on Memorial Day to this Free Republic post from 2009
  • A Tribute to Matt Bracken (known on Free Republic as Travis McGee)

    04/30/2013 5:47:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 149 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Matt aboard steel yacht that he built During the last frantic battle to defend the Constitution against those who despise its limitations on government action, one name stands out among Freepers. That name is Matt Bracken, or his freeper screen name, Travis McGee. Matt recognized the immensity of the challenge immediately. This is not new to him, he has been among the foremost in sounding the alarm about the creeping police state that we find ourselves in. His superb dystopian novels in the Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy and his top of the line action/adventure novel Castigo Cay are loud...
  • George W. Bush: Great President, even finer man

    04/29/2013 7:05:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 263 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-28-2013 | Eric Golub - OP/ED
    April 28, 2013 George W. Bush: Great President, even finer man Eric Golub BURLINGTON, Vt., April 29, 2013 The George W. Bush Presidential Library is now living history. The Southern Methodist University campus will house some of the most important documents spanning one of the most consequential periods in American history. Mr. Bush, affably known by nicknames 43, Dubya, and The Dub, entered office after a disputed election. His first few months saw him ram through supply-side tax cuts that turned around a slowing economy he inherited from his predecessor. Despite a NASDAQ collapse of over 90 percent, Bush...
  • To all Police, Fire, Medical, and helpful citizens. A tearful thanks and GOD BLESS YOU ALL! (vanity)

    04/19/2013 6:48:26 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 26 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 4-19-2013 | Enterprise
    To all the sworn officers, fire personnel, medical personnel, and helpful citizens. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL!