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  • Happy Birthday President Coolidge

    07/04/2015 10:07:11 AM PDT · by NRx · 8 replies
    Self (vanity) | 07-04-2015 | NRx
    My favorite president was born 143 yrs ago today, July 4th 1872. Some facts about President Coolidge...    1. He was the last President to balance the budget every year while in office.  2. During his administration the top income tax rate fell to its lowest level in the history of the country up to the present day, at about 25%.  3. He paid down the national debt every year he was in office.  4. He cut spending in every department of the government during his administration. 5. During his administration unemployment fell to just under 3% and the GDP...
  • These Colors Don't Run

    07/04/2015 5:31:31 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/4/15 | Steve Berman
    We celebrate the red, white, and blue today, because it’s July 4, Independence Day. If you haven’t noticed, flags are a big deal in the media lately. Unless you’ve hidden your head in a bag, or lived under a rock, you couldn’t help but see story after story about flags. Our flag’s design goes back a long way: on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution, which described the American flag as “thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” Later, Congress acted...
  • Fourth of July flag celebration extravaganza!! (video at link)

    07/03/2015 5:08:20 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 4 replies
    Paying appropriate tribute and due respect to various flags on July 4. Movie budget: $0 Materials cost: less than $1 (paper and inkjet printing) Creatively sticking it to the proper parties: Priceless For horrible stuff, there's Obama, ISIS, liberals/Democrats/communists, NWO types, and rainbow people. For everything else, there's 'MERICA.
  • Imperialism, Colonialism, and Slavery

    07/03/2015 3:18:57 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-03-15 | Skookum
    While researching material for a historical novel about a Cossack family of the Ukraine and Crimea, I found a remarkable amount of provocative and fascinating material. For instance, the Ukraine and Crimea has been both a fulcrum point and thoroughfare throughout history, but one of the most intriguing aspects of this region is that the cossacks embraced freedom, while the rest of the world was locked in slavery and imperialism. Their idea of freedom was similar to the feeling of galloping a horse over the seemingly endless steppe; they were often illiterate and their concept of freedom might be considered...
  • Greenfield: Social Justice is the Root of All Debt

    07/03/2015 3:46:50 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 21 replies
    FrontPage ^ | July 3, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Social Justice is the Root of All Debt It’s the fault of everyone who gave the left money and wanted it back. July 3, 2015 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Banks are the root of all evil. When a member of a traditionally oppressed group wants a house or a car he can’t afford, financial institutions are expected to lend him the money. If they don’t, they’re engaging in discrimination. Then when he can’t pay, it’s the fault of the evil banks for having...
  • HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, and GOD BLESS AMERICA

    07/02/2015 8:00:42 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 25 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | July 2 2015 | carlo3b
    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, and GOD BLESS AMERICAIT'S NOT JUST THE 4th OF JULY, IT IS OUR DAY OF INDEPENDENCEAs Americans, today we set aside the trivialities of everyday life to remember why we enjoy what few in the history of the world have ever experienced, a totally Free Country.. But for the courage of a few, who bravely, at the sacrifice of all they possessed, laid down a marker that the world had never seen, ALL OR NOTHING, FOR FREEDOM..Without their tenacity, and vision, we would be under the boot of some tyrant, struggling to survive at their whim.. Instead...
  • Two MUST WATCH movies to record tonight: "Johnny Tremain" and "The Great Locomotive Chase" (TCM)

    07/02/2015 10:19:23 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 13 replies
    We Boomers who grew up in a kinder, gentler, era, (despite the fears of a Soviet nuclear attack, and learning to "hide" under our desks at school) .....not having to worry about which bathroom it was OK, er..safe to use, or why Heather has two mommies, or Bruce two dads, can remember way back when Walt Disney was alive, and Disney actually made great films. Tonite, if you get TCM on your cable system, they're airing two superb films, that rarely show up anymore...
  • When it Comes to Israel, Drunk Nixon is Better than Sober Obama

    07/02/2015 6:28:50 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington free Beacon ^ | July 1, 2015 | Roger Stone
    President Richard Nixon was drunk during the height of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, according to veteran journalist Tim Weiner writing for Politico magazine. Weiner’s book, One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon, makes the charge. The former New York Times reporter claims that a call recorded by Henry Kissinger proves Nixon was drunk on the fifth day of the crisis after Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel which caught their Intelligence agency by surprise. It became clear in the hours after the 1973 Yom Kippur attack that the Arabs had surprised Israeli forces...
  • Free Meal with Concealed Handgun License

    07/02/2015 5:23:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Chicken Express, located at 2 Warnock Springs Rd in Magnolia, Arkansas, is offering a free meal to people who present a concealed handgun license at their location on July 4th, 2015.   From facebook.com: On Saturday July 4th we will be giving a FREE #1 combo to anyone with a Conceal Handgun License. This will be DINE IN ONLY. You must have your License with you! We hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July! There have been a number of other businesses that welcome both the open and concealed carry of firearms and offer promotions based on...
  • Anti-Confederate battle flag hysteria drives 'The Dukes of Hazzard' off the air

    07/02/2015 4:31:11 AM PDT · by Marcus · 34 replies
    Houston TV Examiner ^ | July 1, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    USA Today reported on Wednesday that TV Land, a nostalgia network that shows episodes of old TV series, has yanked “The Dukes of Hazzard” from its schedule. The series, which aired from 1979 to 1985, depicted the hijinks of the cousins Luke and Bo Duke of Hazzard County, Georgia, whose main occupation seemed to be defying authority, an occupation in which they were aided by their customized, red Dodge Charger, the better to outrun the law. The car, dubbed the “General Lee,” is what got them banned from the airwaves. The General Lee has a Confederate battle flag on the...
  • Greenfield: Pulling Down the Slaver Flags of Islam and Africa

    07/02/2015 4:12:36 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    FrontPage ^ | July 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Pulling Down the Slaver Flags of Islam and Africa A few other things to ban besides the Confederate flag July 2, 2015 Daniel Greenfield    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. The return of the Confederacy was averted in the summer of 2015 when major retailers frantically scoured through their vast offerings to purge any images of a car from the Dukes of Hazzard. If not for their quick thinking, armies of men in gray might have come marching down the streets of New York and San...
  • The Confederate Flag - Public Places and Private Lapels

    07/01/2015 7:31:12 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 1, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    I often wear a suit or sport coat, which means that I have a lapel on which to wear a lapel pin. As an American, I often wear an American flag pin, but I do frequently wear others… sometimes a “Celebrate Freedom” pin from a veterans group, sometimes a “little feet” pin from a pro-life group, sometimes a campaign button for whoever I’m supporting that election season. In addition, I sometimes wear a pin celebrating my ethnicity. I’m Italian, Irish, Scotch-Irish, Austrian, and German. I happen to identify mostly with the Italian and Irish aspects of my heritage, so it’s...
  • Greenfield: No Truce With the Left

    07/01/2015 10:17:00 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 33 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 No Truce With the Left Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog There comes a time when every conservative thinker tries to find some common ground with the left in some area. Today it's criminal rights and the headlines have Rand Paul denouncing the racist justice system while Grover Norquist and the Koch Brothers join with the left to back their reforms. As usually happens, the conservatives or libertarians turn out to be the useful idiots of the left. Liberals have a long history of being the left's useful idiots. It's only fair that...
  • Firearms Numbers in the United States 1945 - 2012

    07/01/2015 5:48:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The data for these numbers has been gathered from two sources.  From 1945 to 1987, the data was taken from "Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America" by Gary Kleck, Table 2.1.   The methodology used by Kleck was applied to  the figures obtained from the ATF for later years.  The number shown is the cumulative addition of domestic manufacture plus imports minus exports.  This does not count guns shipped to the U.S. military.   The figures are rounded to the nearest million. Kleck attributes the 1945 - 1968 numbers to Newton and Zimring, which includes the calculation of the 1945...
  • The False Flag of Humanity

    06/30/2015 11:12:06 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 7/1/15 | Me
    The growing crescendo of outrage over confederate flags, a flawed American legacy and maligned monuments isn’t about hate or even racism for their embodiments exist in all facets of our society. No, this entire orchestrated cultural purge isn’t about addressing justice or protecting our fragile future from enduring embers of animosity. Otherwise, everyone would simply be held to the same standard of accountability and the results would speak for themselves: end of syndicated story. This casting call for immediate retribution is, however, unequivocally about shoving and reshaping America into a progressive mold of mass conformity: a soulless, dependent, unarmed, uninformed,...
  • A real Grand Unification Theory: Christianity, Islam and Paganism | Humor

    06/30/2015 3:17:24 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Einstein tried but failed to develop a Grand Unification Theory. Perhaps he should have selected a name without the acronym GUT. Hope remains, and I developed one in less than an hour. It explains life, the universe and everything.I. posits:1. An infinite number of universes exist, all of which have infinite numbers of galaxies. 2. Some universes and some galaxies are Christian (whatever that may mean there), some are Islamic (whatever that may mean there) and some are Pagan (whatever that may mean there). Pagan refers to all religions other than Christianity and Islam. 3. The allegedly Christian, Islamic and Pagan galaxies generally,...
  • “Benjamin Franklin, an American Life”

    06/30/2015 10:12:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/30/15 | Ed Wood
    Sometimes the rigors of daily life just get too overwhelming, causing me to turn to other less stressful items of interest. So I am now reading, “Benjamin Franklin — An American Life,” by famed biographer, Walter Isaacson. Ben Franklin It is already an amazing story about an amazing man, and I am not half way through its 586 pages — small type, no pictures! Benjamin Franklin: author, inventor, scientist, politician, raconteur. But he considered himself, first and foremost, to be a printer. And would generally sign his name, “Benjamin Franklin, printer.” For in that Colonial period, a printer was a...
  • Loserville (The Triumph of the Cult of Liberalism)

    06/30/2015 9:19:53 AM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    ZBlog ^ | 6/29/2015 | Z Man
    ...Reading conservative sites the last week, I’m getting that vibe from both the chattering skulls and their readers who show up in the comments. There’s a state of shock at what has transpired over the two weeks.Their preferred party sold them out to please global finance. The court untethered itself from the English language and made itself the enforcer for the Cult of Modern Liberalism. Not only was the Right not winning, they were blown off the field. As I pointed out the other day, the gay marriage ruling is the biggest assault on religious liberty in the history of...
  • Greenfield: Ban the Racist Democratic Party

    06/30/2015 9:03:26 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 15 replies
    FrontPage ^ | June 29, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ban the Racist Democratic Party The Democrats act like they own black people and their founder really did. June 29, 2015 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Last week, Hillary spoke at a dinner named after two slave owners. The slave owners, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, not only owned over 760 slaves between them, but they remain the key figures in the founding mythology of the Democratic Party. At the event, Hillary Clinton blasted the Republicans as the “party of the past”, but it’s...
  • What SCOTUSCare Means for Second Amendment Supporters

    06/30/2015 5:41:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On June 25th, 2015, the majority of Supreme Court Justices, lead by Chief Justice Roberts, ruled that what the law says does not matter.   What matters is what the Justices want the law to say. This is an important break down in the rule of law.  We have seen it before from the Supreme Court, particularly from the Warren Court, and during the Roosevelt revolution of the 1930's and on.   There seemed to be a brief period in the early 2000s when the Court might actually follow the law of the land.  This was labelled by the left as...
  • WHO KNEW? Homosexual Activists Aim to Destroy Marriage

    06/30/2015 2:00:27 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Freep | 6/30/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
     How Many of the "Traditional Marriage" Whiners Are Divorced and Use Contraception?  What if All the Lovely People Never Intended to Get Married in the 1st Place?  They've had sodomite pseudomarriage for decades in the Netherlands; most people don't bother with it. They're not stupid, what did they think this was really about?   You can be guaranteed one thing: If the Court were going against the wishes of the disinformational elite, they wouldn't be obeying these arbitrary diktats.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9M0xcs2Vw4 WHO KNEW? Homosexual Activists Aim to Destroy Marriage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7ZIx73fBAs"Peoples Selling Themselves into Slavery and Marching Back Out Again…" - G.K. Chesterton, The...
  • University of Reading archaeologists to excavate the biggest henge in the country (Marden Henge)

    06/29/2015 10:03:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Trinity Mirror Southern - UK ^ | June 20, 2015 | Linda Fort
    Archaeologists from the University of Reading will start a three-year excavation on land between the prehistoric monuments of Stonehenge and Avenbury this summer. Exploring the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire is expected to reveal more about the lives of the people who worshipped at Stonehenge. The work will be done in collaboration with Historic England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Wiltshire Museum. The site is a barely explored archaeological region of huge international importance. The project will investigate Marden Henge. Built around 2400 BC Marden is the largest henge or Neolithic earthwork in the country and one of...
  • A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Hypocrisy

    06/29/2015 1:08:14 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 6 replies
    Self | 06/29/15 | Me
    As we sit in the midst of this progressive purge of our heritage, judging every instance of historical indiscretion beneath the microscope of political correctness, perhaps the most relevant question has yet to be asked: what would our forefathers think of America today? Yes, what would the architects of our liberties, values and government think about abortion, gay marriage, transgendered parents, internet pornography, strip clubs, drug abuse, urban poverty and violence, communism, media collusion, Hollywood, pop culture, video games, public education, petulant youth, absentee parents, modern feminism, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Benghazi, disparagement of military personnel, public surveillance, censorship, affirmative...
  • The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes

    06/29/2015 11:47:48 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 46 replies
    Slate ^ | 25 June 2015 | Andrew Kahn and Jamelle Bouie
    Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. From the trade’s beginning in the 16th century to its conclusion in the 19th, slave merchants brought the vast majority of enslaved Africans to two places: the Caribbean and Brazil. Of the more than 10 million enslaved Africans to eventually reach the Western Hemisphere, just 388,747—less than 4 percent of the total—came to...
  • Charleston –the Pain and the Glory

    06/29/2015 10:27:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/29/15 | Ed Wood
    I believe it was the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who expressed the opinion that true racial harmony would come to the South before it comes to the North. The reaction of the people of Charleston, SC, and more specifically, the bereaved family members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church where such a heinous crime was committed, may give credence to Dr. King’s assessment. If we compare the recent Baltimore circumstance to the tragedy in Charleston and forget, for the moment, that the Baltimore incident was triggered by the arrest of a suspected drug dealer while in Charleston,...
  • Greenfield: “The Iranian Negotiations That Never End”

    06/29/2015 5:55:18 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    FrontPage ^ | June 28, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Iranian Negotiations That Never End The negotiations will only end with a nuclear test. June 28, 2015 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. It is quite possible that no matter how many concessions Obama makes, there will never be a final agreement with Iran. The deadlines have already been extended so many times that the only reliable thing about the negotiations is that somewhere near the edge, the negotiators will declare that they are close and extend the formerly final deadline some more. And...
  • VDH: Hillary Gump

    06/29/2015 5:24:09 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-28-2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The fictional and cinema hero Forrest Gump somehow always managed to turn up at historic moments in the latter twentieth century. But whereas Forrest usually had a positive role to play at the hinges of fate, the equally ubiquitous Hillary Gump usually appeared as a bit player who made things far worse. Take the issue of government abuse, ethics, and public transparency. The modern locus classicus of government overreach was the Watergate scandal. Over forty years ago Hillary was there as a young legal intern purportedly advising the House Judiciary Committee during the congressional investigations. She was also reportedly let...
  • Daily Beast claims Triple Murder in 1991 not related to Waiting Period

    06/29/2015 5:20:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On March 5th, 1991, a former police officer and firearm instructor named James Fendry received a call from a woman.   Her name was Bonnie.  She had a restraining order against her husband.  She was desperate to get a gun to protect herself.  The Instructor told her that Wisconsin had a 48 hour waiting period.  The next day, Bonnie Elmasri and her two children were murdered by her estranged husband, who then committed suicide. The address in the map above is where Bonnie and her children lived.  The red arrow, at the bottom, is the reported location for James...
  • Islamophobia? Fear of Islam is RATIONAL

    06/28/2015 9:26:22 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 6 replies
    The American Report ^ | June 29, 2015 | IQ al Rassooli
    There’s a reason why so many national security experts consider Islam the greatest threat to America and the West. Islam is the FACE OF and the BASE OF every modern terrorist organization. In the short video below, international expert on Islam IQ al Rassooli explains the mentality of too many Muslims, who seek to dominate every other religion through terror. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJnW8HRHLLw
  • VIDOVDAN (St. Vitus Day) JUNE 28 - AND ITS CHRISTIAN LESSONS FOR TODAY

    06/28/2015 2:05:13 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | June 28, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Battle of Kosovo icon. ...The heart of Serbia, her soul, which was Kosovo, lay here. Lazar’s territory began to feel the threat for real in 1381 when the first Turkish raids in northern Serbia began. The pivotal invasion would come on a Tuesday, eight years later. That Tuesday, June 28, 1389, would become probably the single most important date in all of Serbian history, and the impact of the events of that single day would not only effect the Serbians and their lands, but all of the Balkans and the future of Europe as well. It is impossible to quantify...
  • SCOTUS Steps In It, Part 2 (Gay Marriage)

    06/28/2015 10:27:34 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 9 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | June 28, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    None of you who have turned your avatar "rainbow" on Facebook appear to have actually read the Supreme Court opinion. Why are you celebrating without understanding what you are celebrating? Are you a thinking individual or are you a member of a mob? If the latter, get the hell away from me; you're dangerous, to be blunt, and I want you nowhere near my person or property. To the extent I can do so I will distance myself from your person and behavior as both are destructive to both self and others. Incidentally, if it matters, I don't care who...
  • Einstein vs Bergson, Science vs Philosophy and the Meaning of Time

    06/28/2015 3:47:07 AM PDT · by lbryce · 34 replies
    ABC.net.au/ ^ | June 24, 2015 | Joe Gelonsi
    When Henri met Albert the stars didn’t quite align; nor did their clocks. Jimena Canales, historian of science, tells Joe Gelonesi about her discovery of an explosive 20th century debate that changed our view of time and destroyed a reputation.Physicists and philosophers have a curious relationship. They both need each other for the cosmic dance, but one partner sometimes refuses to join in. Star physicist Stephen Hawking even declared the end of philosophy in 2011. In some ways the pronouncement was to be expected; physics triumphalism dictates that at some point philosophy will exhaust itself and be unable to solve...
  • Caribbean Governments Should Defend Black Americans!

    06/27/2015 4:42:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    teleSUR ^ | June 22, 2015 | David Comissiong
    The critical importance of the United Nations International Decade For People of African Descent becomes more and more apparent with each passing day! The Charleston massacre which occurred last week at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina, is case in point. Nine African- American women, men and children were brutally shot to death by a white man. This latest genocidal outrage comes at a time when right-thinking people all over the world are expressing shock and horror at the phenomenon of White American police officers callously killing literally hundreds of unarmed Black-American men and women, and the U.S....
  • Crazed Gunman Sparks Anti-Confederate Groundswell [semi-satire]

    06/27/2015 9:45:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 June 2015 | John Semmens
    While Dylan Roof may have wanted to see his murder of nine members of a South Carolina church Bible studies session inspire a race war, the aftermath has taken a different turn. Photos of Roof holding a Confederate flag have led to calls for the removal of this “odious symbol of oppression” from American life. All over the South, Confederate flags are being taken down from state houses, public parks, and memorials. At the Gettysburg National Historic Park all Confederate symbols have been taken down. Park Director Thomas Jackson asserted that “for too long we’ve accorded the treasonous rabble that...
  • The Course of Empire: Thomas Cole's Warning to America

    06/27/2015 7:34:46 AM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 36 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA2bnof3-D8 ^ | February 9, 2012 | Robb Bomboy
    "Thomas Cole, America's premier landscape painter of the 1820's and 1830's, constructed the idea for his series, The Course of Empire, from a variety of influences. He began his intense study of Europe and its art in 1829 by sailing to England, where he met and talked with influential artists such as J.M.W. Turner and John Martin. He studied the works of those artists and others in the British galleries of the time. Scholars recognize today that those artists' influence upon him was strikingly pervasive. Cole also felt the perishability of man's works when he traveled in Europe and saw...
  • Greenfield: Be the Best Saboteur You Can Be

    06/27/2015 6:05:45 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 61 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, June 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, June 26, 2015 Be the Best Saboteur You Can Be Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog 1. There is no conservative party Governor Haley and Al Sharpton There is a Republican Party. The purpose of the party and its politicians, much like that of its Democratic counterpart, is to obtain money and privileges for its major donors.  That doesn't mean that its members don't have other ideals and agendas, but Republican politicians who rise high enough come from an urban and suburban establishment that is more liberal than its base. Expecting them to care as much...
  • The Confederate Flag Doesn’t Belong in a Museum

    06/26/2015 5:01:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Slate ^ | June 25, 2015 | Aleia Brown, Currator at the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center
    Finding the proper home for this symbol of oppression isn’t as simple as politicians keep saying it is.In the aftermath of the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, that claimed the lives of nine parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, politicians from both sides of the aisle have called for the Confederate flag that flies on the grounds of the South Carolina state Capitol to come down. A common theme of these calls to lower the flag has been the suggestion that this symbol of America’s racist past belongs not on a flagpole on public land but in a...
  • Obama Bids Farewell to the "Loyal Opposition"

    06/26/2015 5:48:17 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 3 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 6/25/2015 | Steve Berman
    Since the end of the American Civil War, America has been admired around the world for its ability to remain more-or-less unified in its diversity.  But lately I’ve noticed signs of that unity breaking, in what I would call the end of the “loyal opposition.” In parliamentary governments, there’s a ruling party or coalition which gets to form the government, appoint ministers, and generally run things, while the other not-in-power party or parties sit back and snipe as the “loyal opposition.”  They are opposition in the sense that they don’t support the majority/government party, but considered loyal to the nation...
  • In the wake of the Emanuel AME Church Massacre, time to ban the series 'Firefly'

    06/26/2015 3:58:17 AM PDT · by Marcus · 51 replies
    Houston TV Examiner ^ | June 26, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    In the wake of the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church, America seems to be bent on eradicating even the hint of any symbol regarding the Confederacy, from removing the Confederate battle flag from public spaces to even deleting Civil War computer games. Serious people have proposed banning “Gone With the Wind” and sanitizing “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Others have advocated blowing up the Jefferson Memorial and other monuments to famous Southerners whether they had anything to do with the Civil War or not. However, if America is serious about expunging any hint of the Confederacy, it must even ferret...
  • Our Civil War game has been removed from AppStore

    06/25/2015 7:07:56 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 25 replies
    Ultimate General: Gettysburg ^ | 06-25-2015 | Nick Thomadis
    As you may have been already informed, Apple has removed our game from AppStore because of usage of the Confederate Flag. Ultimate General: Gettysburg could be accepted back if the flag is removed from the game's content. We accept Apple's decision and understand that this is a sensitive issue for the American Nation. We wanted our game to be the most accurate, historical, playable reference of the Battle of Gettysburg. All historical commanders, unit composition and weaponry, key geographical locations to the smallest streams or farms are recreated in our game's battlefield. We receive a lot of letters of gratitude...
  • Will the Jefferson Memorial be Taken Down?

    06/25/2015 3:20:53 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/25/15 | Gail Jarvis
    The strategy used to eliminate Southern heritage will also be employed for the cultural cleansing of society at large In the past anyone who questioned whether the Jefferson Memorial might be taken down would have been dismissed as a screwball. But it is the kind of question that is being raised in this bizarre society we’re living in. A CNN anchor recently questioned whether the Jefferson Memorial should continue to stand. One of her cohorts responded that it might be time to “rethink Jefferson.” To understand these media types, we must remember that most were born after 1970, so they...
  • Journalists Share Blame for Charleston Tragedy

    06/25/2015 1:54:18 PM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 25th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    American journalists are partly to blame for the recent racist shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, because they continue to perpetuate the old southern racist myth that black Americans are a separate “race” from white Americans. Journalists seem to support the “one drop rule” or “part black all black”. For example, they continue to refer to Asian ancestry golfer Tiger Woods as “African American” even though his mother has Asian and Dutch ancestry and his father has Asian, European and North American ancestry as well as African ancestry. These racist journalists even refer to a child who has a black parent...
  • WWJS...What Would Jesse Say! Historic Honesty

    06/25/2015 9:24:08 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 10 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | June 24, 2015 | Self
    One of America's Premier Race Baiters..Revrunt Jesse Jacksome... ONCE..... told...it like it is!!
  • Apple Pulls All Civil War Games Over Confederate Flag Controversy

    06/25/2015 9:16:51 AM PDT · by absentee · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/25/15 | Caleb Howe
    In a bold move against reason, Apple has apparently removed all civil war games from their App Store over the display of the Confederate flag within the games. This is just the latest in a series of absurd moves taken by corporations following the national debate and eventual decision by South Carolina to remove the flag from the South Carolina capitol grounds. Apple's Tim Cook Tweeted on Sunday of this week: "My thoughts are with the victim's families in SC. Let us honor their lives by eradicating racism & removing the symbols & words that feed it." Apparently he truly...
  • It will take more than Louis Farrakhan to ‘put the American flag down’

    06/25/2015 7:49:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/25/15 | Judi McLeod
    Fever-pitch race war being played on America, the Stars & Stripes has ironically become the ‘rebel’ flag. Patriots will fight tooth and nail to keep Obama from dragging down the beloved symbol so many gave their lives to protect The 50 percent of the U.S. population left totally disenfranchised when America’s worst anti-American enemy took over the White House always knew at heart that President Barack Obama would some day come after Old Glory. With the Confederate flag under attack as the unjustly fingered scapegoat for the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church slaughter, it was only a matter of time...
  • Jefferson Memorial, Confederate statues enter national race debate

    06/24/2015 9:51:54 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 24, 2015 | David Ng
    This week, the Jefferson Memorial was drawn into the national debate about race following the shooting deaths of nine people in a predominantly black church in South Carolina last week. It joins other public statues depicting Southern or Confederate figures, including Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, that some are arguing represent the country's racist past and should be removed. CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield this week questioned whether the Jefferson Memorial should be taken down because Jefferson owned slaves. "There is a monument to him in the capital city of the United States. No one ever asks for that to...
  • Keep the Confederate Flag Flying

    06/24/2015 11:13:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/24/15 | Selwyn Duke
    Virtually all crime today is the result of the philosophical/moral disorder known as "liberalism." Left has completely undermined the moral fabric of Western civilization “Take it down! That symbol must go!” We hear these cries in the wake of the Charleston church shooting in reference to the Confederate battle flag, which still flies above the South Carolina Capitol. As you know, one criminal who committed a heinous act had sometimes sported the symbol, so, the thinking…er, feeling…goes, it should be sent to cultural Siberia. But the flag should remain—especially right now. This is precisely the opposite of the fashionable view,...
  • CA: Shooting Case Dismissed Second Time, Judge Rips DA Berberian

    06/24/2015 6:52:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    District Attorney Ed (the barbarian) Berberian was slapped down by another judge in the Dr. Simon self defense shooting case.  The shooting occurred in Marin County, an environment notoriously hostile to the Second Amendment. From marinij.com: Judge Andrew Sweet dismissed “in its entirety” a grand jury indictment lodged against Dr. James Simon, saying District Attorney Ed Berberian “made an inappropriate presentation to the grand jury” that failed to tell jurors relevant details about the case, or told them details that had no relevance at all. The result, said Sweet, was “substantial prejudice.” Had Berberian proceeded appropriately, “it is reasonably...
  • The Ten Dollar Bill - So Much More than a Means of Exchange

    06/23/2015 6:48:27 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 13 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 23, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    What is a nation’s currency? Ask an economist, and he’ll tell you that a U.S. Dollar bill, or a European Euro note, or a British Pound note, for that matter, is not really objectively worth its denomination. It’s just a piece of cotton paper, with a drop of ink and a magnetic strip. It’s not worth much. But it represents confidence in the nation’s economy, and it serves the economy as a means of exchange – a few pennies worth of decorated cotton serving to enable the purchase of a $1 loaf of bread, or a $10 lunch, or a...
  • 5000 people reenacted the battle of Waterloo...(Excellent Pictures)

    06/23/2015 1:12:10 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 49 replies
    Olivier Papegnies / Collectifhuma.com ^ | Olivier Papegnies © Huma Collective. All rights reserved.
    Full title: 5000 people reenacted the battle of Waterloo in front of 60 000 spectators for its 200th anniversary, making it the greatest war reconstitution of all time. It took place exactly where it happened in 1815. Pictures by Olivier Papegnies. Link