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  • Mummers group honoring Flyers mascot Gritty banned from New Year’s Day parade after member used blackface

    01/02/2020 2:07:00 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    NJ.Com ^ | 01/02/2020 | Brian Fonseca
    A Mummers group honoring Flyers mascot Gritty was kicked out of the annual New Year’s Day parade in Philadelphia on Wednesday after one of its members used blackface. Froggy Carr, a wench brigade that dressed in orange-and-black colored costumes in what was apparently a motif honoring Gritty, got booted from the parade competition for best outfit design, according to NBC10 Philadelphia. The outlet caught up with mummer Kevin Hinkel, who was the lone individual confirmed to have used blackface, per NBC10.
  • Philadelphia Mummers Parade 2020 Livestream!

    01/01/2020 9:23:58 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 29 replies
    PHL17 ^ | January 1, 2020 | Mummers' Clubs
    The famous Philadelphia yearly New Year's celebration — the Mummers Parade. This is the oldest parade in the U.S. It is a European folk tradition that started in the 17th century or before with Swedish and British immigrants colonial Philadelphia.
  • 2020: A Year of Chaos, a Year of Clarity

    12/31/2019 5:11:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | December 31, 2019 | Michael Brown
    I am not claiming some great prophetic insight. I do not believe I have received any special revelation. In my view, I am only stating the obvious. In short, barring dramatic and unforeseen circumstances, the year 2020 will be one of the most chaotic, divided, and tumultuous years in our nation’s history. It will also be a year of clarity, as we will see people and groups and movements as they really are. All this is part of the larger “Trump effect.”To explain, it was former governor Jeb Bush who first labelled Donald Trump the “chaos candidate.” This, in turn,...
  • New Year's Resolutions for 2020

    12/30/2019 2:44:20 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 67 replies
    December 30, 2019 | Diana in Wisconsin
    I see no one started a thread for this. Any New Year's Resolutions? Share 'em if you've got 'em!
  • Here’s What Is What’s Going To Happen In 2020

    12/30/2019 3:02:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | December 30, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    If you thought you can’t top the stupidity we experienced in 2019, brace yourself for 2020 because it’s going to be a pronoun-fueled weather cult pinko freakshow. But it won’t be all amusing antics – the left hates us and its ugly mask is coming off, revealing the even uglier fascist visage lurking beneath. If you listen to them, and if you aren’t an insufferable goo goo wimp who refuses to hear them, you will know that they intend to silence you, even imprison you, and deprive you of the ability to participate in your own governance. So, if...
  • Happy Almost New Year

    12/26/2019 6:19:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | December 26, 2019 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Christmas is a special time in our family. Our daughter, Maggie, loves decorating the tree, and her brother, Robert, is now tall enough to decorate the top third -- that Maggie and I cannot reach. The highlight of the season is the Christmas Eve service. The pageant, led by children of our church, includes Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, along with donkeys, angels, bumble bees, a camel and a dinosaur. (The children can wear any animal costume they like). The Christmas celebrations remind me of how blessed I am to be part of a large, loving, generous family. The party...
  • The Gift of Struggles, Resistance, Germs and Disagreements

    12/02/2019 5:19:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | December 2, 2019 | Terry Paulson
    I recently heard a liberal politician talk about the struggles that he had to go through to overcome his family’s poverty. He then shared his commitment as a politician to help others not have to go through such struggles. No struggles! The struggles of life are what make us stronger. They are a gift on the journey to true maturity. You can’t give people maturity; they earn it. Too many Americans have forgotten that life has always been difficult. It is by struggling through life’s challenges and overcoming obstacles that optimism, confidence and success are earned. Optimism comes from overcoming...
  • Anderson Cooper Says Mom Gloria Vanderbilt “Hooked Up” With Marlon Brando

    01/01/2019 10:45:08 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 87 replies ^ | Jan 1, 2019 | unk
    NEW YORK, NY. (THECOUNT) — CNN‘s Anderson Cooper may be expecting a call from his mother today after telling Faye Dunaway, and the world, that his mom, Gloria Vanderbilt, and another woman, “hooked up with” Marlon Brando, once upon a time.
  • 2018, the Year of the Worker

    01/01/2019 9:15:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 1, 2019 | Stephen Moore
    If 2017 was the year of the investor -- with stock market gains of more than 25 percent during President Donald Trump's first year in office -- then 2018 was undoubtedly the year of the American worker. These past 12 months have slammed Wall Street hard, with half of 2017's stock blockbuster gains surrendered. But for now, prosperity has rotated to Main Street USA, where things have rarely been better than in 2018. The bears on Wall Street of the last few weeks have dominated the headlines, but those losses have obscured the steady bullish gains for workers. Not in...
  • US military tweets, deletes New Year's Eve message about dropping bombs

    12/31/2018 11:31:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    US Strategic Command, the unified military force that controls the launch of nuclear weapons, tweeted an unusual New Year's Eve message on Monday featuring B-2 bombers dropping 30,000-pound conventional weapons at a test range. "#TimesSquare tradition rings in the #NewYear by dropping the big ball...if ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger," the tweet from US Strategic Command's official account said. The post, later deleted, included a sizzle reel initially released earlier this year, showing a B-2 bomber dropping "a pair of conventional Massive Ordnance Penetrators (MOP) at a test range," the Pentagon said. A Strategic...
  • CNN Live - Times Square Ball Drop Countdown | New Year's Eve 2018 LIVE

    12/31/2017 8:55:43 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 62 replies ^ | 12/31/17 | CNN
    CNN Live - Times Square Ball Drop Countdown | New Year's Eve 2018 LIVE cnn live stream New Year's Eve 2018 LIVE ULTRA 4K HD Times Square Ball Drop New York
  • President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Arrive at a New Years Eve Party at Mar-a-Lago

    12/31/2017 8:26:29 PM PST · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12-31-17 | Sundance
    President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Barron Trump arrive at the Mar-a-Lago New Years Eve party in Palm Beach, Florida.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy New Year 2018! ~ 01 January 2018

    12/31/2017 5:05:52 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 287 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Troops, Veterans, Families, Allies, and FRiends.....The FReeper Canteen Presents..... Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. “May Light always surround you; Hope kindle and rebound you. May your Hurts turn to Healing; Your Heart embrace Feeling. May Wounds become Wisdom; Every Kindness a Prism. May Laughter infect you; Your Passion resurrect you. May Goodness inspire your Deepest Desires. Through all that you Reach For, May your arms Never Tire.”-D. Simone Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and...
  • 2018: The Year in Preview

    12/30/2017 9:12:45 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies ^ | Dec 31, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    To predict how 2017 played out would be like buying a thousand dollars in Bitcoin the day it was released and holding on to it while remembering your password – in other words, it was very unlikely. Looking forward to 2018 is probably just as crazy an idea as 2017 was a year, but the beauty of writing and punditry is never being held responsible for your failed predictions, so let’s, once again, look into the windshield rather than the rearview mirror. Right off the bat, I’m going big: there will be a vacancy on the Supreme Court. I don’t...
  • New Year at the Movies

    12/30/2017 4:55:23 PM PST · by Twotone · 17 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | December 30, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Happy New Year to you and yours. Here in northern New Hampshire we're in the midst of a big wintry chill - twenty below zero (Fahrenheit), as I write - which may put a bit of frostbite in the first-footing. But, even in balmier locales, we've come to that point on the calendar when film critics advise you to skip New Year's Eve and rent a movie instead. Better yet, rent a New Year movie, for it's a curious fact that almost any picture about December 31st somehow takes on the same depressing, desperate quality as the night itself. The...
  • A Recap of the News of 1813, here and abroad, in Poetry

    12/30/2017 11:11:50 AM PST · by mairdie · 1 replies
    1814 Northern Whig ^ | 1 January 1814 | Henry Livingston
    Another year of war, and descriptions of the naval battles in the War of 1812. And a reuse of some of the 1812 New Years verse, as well as the appearance of the unusual, and now famous, Matter-Clatter rhyme from the Christmas poem. There's also an awakened narrator, but this time to work, not to be part of a nightmare. Pray may I ask what was the matter When you all rais'd such noisy clatter,
  • The First Supermoon of 2018 Arrives on New Year's Day

    12/30/2017 2:41:06 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies ^ | December 29, 2017 | Aric Jenkins
    The new year will be off to a celestial start with the appearance of a bigger and brighter supermoon — this time nicknamed the “wolf moon.” The supermoon is a nickname of its own, referring to a full moon that appears larger and more luminous due to its increased proximity to the Earth. The wolf moon, however, refers to the first full moon of the new year, which so happens to fall on New Year’s Day this time around, according to NASA. The second of a “supermoon trilogy” that began with a supermoon at this beginning of this month, the...
  • A Recap of the News of 1812, here and abroad, in Poetry

    12/29/2017 11:51:26 AM PST · by mairdie · 8 replies
    1813 Northern Whig | 1 January 1813 | Henry Livingston
    A recap of the news of the year which included The War of 1812. This is a far less cheerful recap of a bloody time. We will next take a view of BELLONA'S car, And Madison's new-fangled paper-shot war: -- Next turn your eyes to Queenston heights, And see how brave VAN RENSSELAER fights! Not in the modern mode, by writing, But plain old-fashion'd true blue fighting.
  • Pause, Reflect and Get Ready for the Year to Come

    12/27/2017 9:09:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | December 28, 2017 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This is the one time of year we collectively pause, take a breath and get ready for the year to come. It's when we can set next year's tenor, tone and pace. It's up to each of us to make the most of our pause. I love this time of year. Christmas is over and the new year has not yet begun. Families are still together and friends are making plans to catch up while school is still out and many businesses are closed or are operating with smaller staffs. The Christmas decorations are still in place, and the traffic...
  • ISIS vows New Year’s Eve attacks

    12/26/2017 2:12:31 PM PST · by Lera · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Dec 26, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Full title: ISIS vows New Year’s Eve attacks, says “We’re going to fight until we rule the whole world by the Sharia” “ISIS Promises to Kill Drunk People Celebrating New Year’s Eve Around the World In First Video From Somalia,” by Tom O’Connor, Newsweek, December 26, 2017: The Somali affiliate of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) released its first video late Monday, offering gruesome threats to those celebrating the holidays with drunken revelry. The debut, nearly eight-and-a-half-minute video began with a shot of a Christmas tree, champagne being poured in a tall glass and the voices of partygoers counting...