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  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Is The Origin Of Your FReeper Name? ~ Thursday, August 25, 2016

    08/24/2016 5:59:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 421 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! ~ The Canteen Crew ~ | ~August 24, 2016 | Aug. 24, 2016 | PROCON
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want To Know What Is The Origin Of Your FReeper Name? Did You Get It In The Military? A Famous Actor Or Actress? Or Is It Just Silly? So, Tell Us How You Chose Your FReeper Name Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Olympic pole-vaulter dramatically halts his run-up at the LAST second to stand to attention [tr]

    08/22/2016 6:32:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Clarence Michallon
    A patriotic pole vaulter stopped right before a qualifying jump in Rio to pay attention to his national anthem. US Army reservist Sam Kendricks, 23, from Mississippi, was running pole in hand when he heard the first notes of the Star-Spangled banner. The second lieutenant was set to perform one of his attempts to qualify that day - but instead stopped dead in his tracks and let go of his pole to respectfully stand still.
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • Trump Against the World, and He’s Winning

    08/06/2016 11:39:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/16 | Sylvia Thompson
    What Donald Trump has in his arsenal are the American people who have reached their wit’s end, and that is an even more formidable force A crippling defect in our national psyche makes otherwise reasoning people assume that past noble behavior or past events render some individuals immune to criticism for their current actions. This national weakness plays into the hands of those who would exploit it. By now, all should know that the Muslim father, Khizr Khan, who attacked Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention, is a proponent of sharia law—the same Islamic law that is diametrically opposed...
  • Facing Criticism DNC Concedes – Puts U.S. Flags on Stage For Day #2 of Convention…

    07/26/2016 12:58:38 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 47 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 26, 2016 | Sundance
    Multiple outlets noted the complete absence of the U.S. flag during the first day of the Democrat National Convention in Philadelphia. However, the DNC rapid response team jumped into action for Day #2.
  • Pledge of Allegiance Had to Be Put on Teleprompter at DNC

    07/26/2016 1:02:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | July 26, 2016
    Things are off to a rocky start at the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia, with Bernie Sanders supporters screaming over everyone in protest of Hillary Clinton being the nominee and the disgraceful fall of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But what's even more embarrassing for the party that is clearly as divided as Republicans, is the fact that the Pledge of Allegiance had to be put up on teleprompters for the Democrats to be able to recite in unison to kick off the festivities.
  • No American flags visible at DNC on Day 1

    07/26/2016 6:24:39 AM PDT · by detective · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Patriotism took a back seat to racial grievances last night at the Democratic National Convention, as no American flags were visibly present at an event dedicated to picking a political leader for the United States of America. Alex Pfeifer of the Daily Caller was among those who noticed: The Daily Caller is at the Democratic National Convention and it doesn’t look like there are any American flags. The stage is bland and grey, with no red, white or blue present. A thorough look at the crowd present also turns up no American flags.
  • Five Great Movies That Celebrate American Patriots

    07/05/2016 5:09:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | John Hanlon
    On the 4th of July, it’s always important to recognize the strength and resolve of the American spirit. At times, it may seem that Hollywood takes that idea for granted but despite that, filmmakers continue to create great patriotic features that remind us about what being an American is all about. With that in mind, here’s a list of five movies — all from the past dozen years—that do a great job in capturing and celebrating American patriots. Miracle (2004): Aside from the 4th of the July, there aren’t that many major events when thousands of people rally around our country and...
  • Sowell: What Are We Celebrating?

    07/04/2016 11:16:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 5, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    There was a time when the Fourth of July meant something more than a three-day weekend. Speeches, writings and commemorative ceremonies reminded us of the origins and greatness of America. No matter where in the world our ancestors came from, we today are almost invariably better off because they came to America. Independence Day signified much more than one country announcing its independence from another on July 4, 1776. It represented a new form of government — freer and more accountable to its own people than the monarchies common around the world for centuries. What happened in America did not...
  • Ashamed to be an American? Towns crack down on American pride

    07/01/2016 8:15:06 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/01/16 | Todd Starnes
    The Star-Spangled Banner survived the rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air – only to face a modern-day threat – silly town ordinances and petty bureaucrats. I’m not sure if it’s an epidemic of anti-American nincompoopery sweeping across the fruited plain or if it’s a general lack of common sense. Maybe it’s both. I’ll let you be the judge of that.
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions On Brexit: ‘Now It’s America’s Turn’

    06/24/2016 3:31:38 PM PDT · by Pollard · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2016 | Jeff Sessions
    The people spoke from their hearts and with conviction. They considered deep and critical issues never discussed by the international elites. Their strong vote arose not out of fear and pique but out of love for country and pride of place. Their experience with a distant government in Brussels was given a long and fair chance to succeed. In the end, however, they concluded that the costs outweighed the benefits. Often, Britain makes changes that precede U. S. action. The Thatcher movement preceded the Reagan revolution. Both were victories for the people over outdated and corrupt forces. Both were achieved...
  • Nigel Farage claims it is a tight victory for Brexit (Farage Victory Statement)

    06/23/2016 9:29:34 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 53 replies
    You Tube ^ | 6/24/2016 | RobinHoodUKIP
    (at :20) NIGEL FARAGE-UNITED KINGDOM INDEPENDENCE PARTY LEADER: "Ladies and gentlemen, there's a dream that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom (Cheers) This is, this is all if the predictions now are right, this will be a victory for real people, a victory for ordinary people, a victory for decent people.. (CHEERS) We have fought, we have fought against the multinationals, we have fought against the great merchant banks, we have fought against big politics, we fought against lies, corruption and deceit and today, honesty, decency and belief in nation I think now is going to win....(CHEERS,...
  • Eric Trump: Obama’s Iran Deal Drove My Father to Run for President

    05/30/2016 10:07:06 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2016 | Aaron Klein
    The U.S.-led nuclear agreement with Iran last year was a deciding factor that compelled Donald Trump to jump into the race for president, the billionaire’s son, Eric Trump, said in a radio interview on Sunday....[on] New York’s AM 970 The Answer radio. “I think that was a game changer for him.” “That is when he finally said, ‘Kids, I am going to it. I am going to give this a real shot,’” Trump continued. Donald Trump has been a vocal opponent of the Iran nuclear deal. At a February speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Trump strongly...
  • Explaining the miracle at Midway (the great movie is on now_

    05/29/2016 7:24:33 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 102 replies
    naval aviation news ^ | MAY 3, 2012
    See story at link; we are celebrating freedom and honoring all those who gave their all. If you have never seen the film, you have no idea what you are missing. I would bet that not 10% of those in high school could even place the battle as being in WWII. We have raised a nation of idiots thanks to the leftists who have destroyed our education system and any sense of patriotism.
  • What the American Flag means to the military

    05/28/2016 6:53:37 PM PDT · by dvan · 10 replies
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    Dear Family and Friends I am sending this on Memorial Day as I feel it is to be shared on this special day.A few years ago a Lieutenant Colonel from Camp Parks had read it at the Dublin Senior Center for Our Veterans Day Celebration. Just thought I would pass it on...We were all touched and I hope it touches you as it did us.  As we bow our heads and say a prayer for all the Men and Women that have served and given their lives for us and Our country. The American Flag is not only the symbol...
  • Young Man Pulls Over and Holds Flag Off the Ground Until Help Arrives

    05/28/2016 4:03:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Cole Dotson was passing by a local school last Sunday when he noticed that an American flag had fallen to the ground. Apparently Dotson did not hesitate and immediately pulled over and lifted the flag from the ground. Fortunately, Cole's grandmother works for the school and came to help raise the flag to its proper position, taking a picture to capture the patriotic moment. Cole's mother was quite proud and wrote, "The flag fell to the ground, he saw it, stopped and held it until someone from school could come and put it back up." “Thank you all for...
  • Why Republicans Will Vote For Trump

    05/27/2016 5:01:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hoover Institution's Defining Ideas ^ | May 24, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>If Donald Trump manages to curb most of his more outrageous outbursts by November, most Republicans who would have preferred that he did not receive the nomination will probably hold their noses and vote for him.</p> <p>How could that be when a profane Trump has boasted that he would limit Muslim immigration into the United States, talked cavalierly about torturing terrorist suspects and executing their relatives, promised to deport all eleven-million Mexican nationals who are residing illegally in the U.S., and threatened a trade war with China by slapping steep tariffs on their imports?</p>
  • Taking Sides: The Christian's Responsibility in Civic Affairs Part 4

    05/08/2016 9:00:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/8/16 | Kevin Kookogey
    Few would disagree that America is experiencing significant political instability today. Many, however, are reluctant to admit the cause. Refusing the lessons of history, civic leaders double down in politically-correct efforts to deny the correlation between moral order and constitutional order. Rejecting all evidence that political stability is not possible without personal virtue, these self-appointed do-gooders pass useless decrees, adding harm upon harm because they are, as Eliot wrote, “absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.” It is undeniable that our present political and moral deterioration is directly attributable to decades of coordinated efforts to undermine religious...
  • On Syndicated Columnists and Loving America at the Miami Herald

    04/08/2016 3:39:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week, Leonard Pitts the ace columnist at the Miami Herald, penned a column which, thanks to the beauties of syndication, reached the kitchen tables, living room sofas, and computer screens of many thousands of readers. Pitts, the 2004 Pulitzer Prize awardee for commentary opined, in what was billed “An open letter to American Muslims” that native born Muslims must find it very difficult to love America. He stated that the uniqueness of the modern Islamic dilemma is, “…the question of how-and whether-to love a country that often fails to love you back.” He fleshed out his question by referring,...
  • American Flag Deemed Unacceptable 'Political Statement' At Harvard

    04/01/2016 5:31:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | March 31, 2016 | Robert Kraychik
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) In another chapter of the ongoing suppression of free speech and expression across university and college campuses via the expansion of leftism, a student of Harvard University joined Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly to share several revealing anecdotes. With stories highlighting students seemingly incapable of tolerating opposing views on the morality of abortion or the display of the American flag, Rachel Huebner added to the growing index of incidents illustrating the advancement of left-wing political culture on campuses nationwide. In an incident in which a student was offended by the American flag, Huebner recalled the story of a friend,...
  • The Splintering of the Conservative Media

    03/18/2016 2:45:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2016 | Steve McCann
    Over the past 28 years there has been a sea change in the media. Not only has the monopoly of the so-called mainstream media been shattered but the phenomenal rise of conservative media has been truly stunning. It began in 1988 with the national syndication of Rush Limbaugh and his distinctive brand of conservative political commentary espoused in an entertaining and captivating way, which opened the flood gates for other conservatives, together with Rush, to dominate the talk radio airwaves. In the 1990’s the internet, through hundreds of websites, gave voice to journalists to report stories either ignored or downplayed...
  • Inside Ted Cruz's Reaction to 9/11: Prayer and Patriotism

    12/21/2015 8:08:18 AM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 20, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    President Obama's reactions to ISIS attacks have become predictable and thin. His words seem to lack an appreciation of the grave conflict underway. Obama's language betrays his adherence to progressive dogma: that the horrific assaults against the West are a nuisance to be managed, minimized, and explained through a value-free deconstruction of history where America sometimes stokes grievances across the Middle East.Although the role and responsibilities of a young government lawyer named Ted Cruz are very different from a sitting president, the accounts of how Cruz responded to the attacks of September 11, 2001 provide some insight into who he...
  • Pregame attitude adjustment

    12/19/2015 12:31:15 PM PST · by RiverDrifter · 1 replies
    Virginia Tech Athletics ^ | November 11, 2015 | Virginia Tech Athletics
    Men's basketball honors veterans in team ceremony
  • There’s a flag-fueled yearbook controversy in Foxborough

    12/13/2015 5:56:02 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 42 replies
    Boston.com ^ | December 11, 2015 | Eric Levenson
    The mother of a Foxborough High School student says a photo of her daughter with an American flag was rejected by the school for being "offensive." In a widely shared Facebook post, Lisa Truax wrote that the Red Wing Diner, which employs her daughter, purchased a page in the school yearbook to congratulate her. The photo shows her daughter posing in front of a draped American flag. "Does anyone find this photo offensive? Apparently Foxboro High School finds it offensive," Truax wrote. "They won't allow the picture in the yearbook because it's the American flag. We are American! We live...
  • "Finding Home": Poems In Search Of A Lost America

    11/20/2015 3:21:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    Considering the Freedom Center’s aggressive political work, poetry may not be something one would expect to find as part of its intellectual arsenal. But as many conservative writers such as Andrew Klavan and myself have noted for years, reclaiming America means reclaiming the culture, and that means engaging in the arts. As Finch writes in his introduction, “[I]f as a people, and a nation, we can return to something lost, recovering something from our culture that has been torn, then it can only happen through art.” The art of Finding Home is Michael Finch’s deeply personal contribution to the culture...
  • Patriotism, si. Nationalism, no.

    10/08/2015 11:50:26 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 8, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A well-informed scholar recently made an important distinction between patriotism and nationalism. “Nationalism is an ideology that implies that there should be no political differences between inhabitants of a nation,” Dr. Steven Grosby of Clemson University said last weekend at the regional meeting of the Philadelphia Society in Indianapolis. “The founding fathers had different views and visions,” he reminded the audience. “To be patriotic is not to be equated with an intolerant nationalism,” he argued. “An individual’s patriotism does not preclude other attachments, to one’s religion, for example.” “Nationalism seeks to suppress these.” Perhaps this is why liberals love the...
  • High school students engage in mass disobedience after principal cancels 'America Pride Day'

    10/05/2015 7:16:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/5/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Jackson Hole High principal Scott Crisp blamed the results of a student survey and his concerns that some students may feel excluded if they see an American flag for the administration’s decision to cancel “America Pride Day.”
  • Roy P. Benavidez remembered! A GREAT Mexican-American

    08/05/2015 9:03:26 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5 August 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    This man must be remembered for what he said and for what he stood for. Suprisingly, the liberal left seems to have forgotten this man already. Roy P. Benavidez. Donald Trump might very well show honor to the productive Hispanic citizens living here by resurrecting his memory. Go here to read: Click here.Go here to see and listen: Click here.Go here for previous FR story: Click here.
  • The Millennial Generation's Problem with Patriotism

    07/27/2015 6:17:41 PM PDT · by giant sable · 7 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | July 27, 2015 | Will DuVal
    Drunkenly waving the American flag at a frat party is not a real demonstration of love for country.
  • Pastor raises Christian flag over 'Old Glory'

    07/19/2015 5:55:53 PM PDT · by Sola Veritas · 55 replies
    The Pathway ^ | July 14, 2015 | K. Allan Blume
    SHELBY, N.C. (BP) – North Carolina pastor Rit Varriale wants to see churches fly the Christian flag above the American flag as a biblical statement, reversing flag etiquette that calls for the American flag to be flown in the prominent position. Varriale, as senior pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Shelby, N.C., said the church installed its first-ever flagpole in order to raise the two flags in a special ceremony after morning worship on Sunday (July 5) in which the Christian flag was raised in the higher position — which prompted interviews by Charlotte-area NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates. “If...
  • America's Bicentennial, July 4, 1976: Where were you?

    07/04/2015 1:35:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 129 replies
    July 4, 2015 | Shameless Vanity
    Today, America celebrates it's 239th birthday, but do you remember our Bicentennial celebration, July 4, 1976?Come on you older FReepers, and you know who you are.Where were you and what did you do that day, 39 years ago.
  • The Voice of Free America

    07/04/2015 7:19:48 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill
    Youtube ^ | October 11, 1951 | Jimmie Osborne
    THE VOICE OF FREE AMERICA Like the voice of free America, I am pleading now with you, Let’s all shout the word of freedom Throughout Europe and Asia, too. There is no place like our nation, It is led by God’s own hand. Let’s defeat the oppressor And bring peace to every land. Oh, the voice of free America It beams throughout the world, Tells the honest way of life To man and woman, boy and girl. Let’s thank God for all our freedoms. He’s been good to you and me. Let’s unite the willing nations And keep the whole...
  • Smaller Majority "Extremely Proud" to Be an American

    07/03/2015 8:39:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Gallup ^ | July 2, 2015 | Art Swift
    As Independence Day approaches, most in the U.S. say they are proud to be an American, including a slight majority, 54%, who are "extremely proud." The percentage saying they are "extremely proud" is slightly lower than in recent years and down from peaks at and around 70% between 2002 and 2004, after 9/11.
  • [Video]: Sick New "Challenge": People Disrespect, Walk on American Flag

    07/01/2015 5:57:17 AM PDT · by Maceman · 20 replies
    A sick new 'challenge' is going viral, urging people to disrespect and stomp on the American flag. Give us your reaction. See video at: https://www.facebook.com/foxandfriends/videos/854403174647280/?fref=nf
  • Furl That Banner

    06/26/2015 1:21:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    The colorful banner that waves above South Carolina's state Capitol -- who knows for how much longer? -- represents the many virtues and values of this our South, only beginning with valor and pride. At times the old emblem is even used as a symbol of our music or cuisine or the hospitality that used to be a byword (Southern Hospitality) however much it's been commercialized. Just as Southern Gentleman is no longer one word but a vanishing breed. But how could this banner, the proud Confederate battle flag, ever be something to be ashamed of? For it was carried...
  • Love and Hate in Dixie

    06/26/2015 6:40:47 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "I will never be able to hold her again, but I forgive you." So said Nadine Collier, who lost her mother in the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, offering forgiveness to Dylann Roof, who confessed to the atrocity that took the lives of nine churchgoers at that Wednesday night prayer service and Bible study. If there is a better recent example of what it means to be a Christian, I am unaware of it. Collier and the families of those slain showed a faithfulness to Christ's gospel of love and forgiveness that many are taught...
  • lets not forget: LIBERALS CALLED OUR FLAG TERRORISM FOR YEARS

    06/24/2015 1:56:39 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 12 replies
    Amherst town meeting ^ | 09/10/2001 | RaceBannon
    This town hall meeting took place Sep 10, 2001 in Amherst Mass 12 hours before the first plane struck the towers in New York City, before the Pentagon was hit, and before Flight 93 was taken down in a suicide dive by the terrorists who were being overrun by brave Americans. This video is significant because of the statements made at the 40 minute to 50 minute mark and again at the 1 hour 10 minute mark which were in response to comments made at the 45 minute mark. Keep in mind this was made 12 hours before the World...
  • Phoenix protests Islamism

    06/01/2015 11:43:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    americanthinker ^ | June 1, 2015 | Mark S. Hanna
    “We will pay you back today – the event won’t finish without kuffar (infidel) blood. We promise…” So read an ISIS Twitter threat against the organizers and protesters of the Muhammad cartoon drawing and free speech rally May 29 in Phoenix (which, in a twist of irony, is hosting COMICON the same weekend – an event that attracts 80,000 cartoon-loving comic book artists and readers). But in spite of the jihadists’ effort to intimidate, the anti-Islamist gathering went forward successfully, dealing a huge public relations blow to the “big turban, no camels” ISIS devotee while at the same time...
  • Photos: Officer Kerrie Orozco visitation, vigil, funeral

    05/27/2015 11:05:03 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 56 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 05/27/2015 | Omaha World Herald (Various)
    At the link is a very cool slide show of pictures from the funeral of Officer Kerrie Orozco from yesterday. http://odc.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=5002&p=5978
  • It's time we have a holiday to honor those who try to stop wars too (extreme barf alert)

    05/26/2015 8:07:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    Vox ^ | May 25, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Memorial Day and Veteran's Day often get equated, but there is an essential distinction between the two. Veteran's Day honors all who have served the American military in wars. Memorial Day honors those who've perished. It's an annual reminder that wars have grave human costs, which must be both recognized and minimized. Those costs are not inevitable. We ought to also set aside time to remember those throughout American history who have tried hardest to reduce them, to prevent unnecessary loss of life both American and foreign: war resisters. [Snip] War resistors can be heroes American history is littered with...
  • MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE: Ballad of the Bloody Shoes

    05/25/2015 5:26:00 AM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 1 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | May 25, 2015 | R.G. Yoho
    As I sat all alone in the courthouse square, an old man named Sam approached me there. His once-dark locks were now all gray. His eyes were bright, sharp, and clear. They pierced your soul, your heart, your mind, and showed not a trace of fear. He looked tired and weary, aged past his years. His lips held a smile, but his hand wiped a tear
  • Unquestionable courage & sacrifice

    05/24/2015 5:35:55 AM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | May 23, 2015 | Salena Zito
    ARLINGTON, Va. The perfect symmetry of alabaster headstones, majestically holding formation along this national cemetery's pastoral hills, reminds you that our soldiers are sentinels guarding our republic, even in death. On a sunny spring day, a lone figure held a tiny flag blowing vigorously in the wind as he knelt before a headstone. He held a conversation with a lost service member, perhaps a son or daughter, alternating between amusement and grief. Taps played from off in the distance. Only the heartless could fail to be touched by the raw emotion of that moment or by the somber presence of...
  • A boy, a truck and two flags

    05/15/2015 7:06:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Tom Balek with Watchdog.org is doing the kind of local reporting that I hope we see more of. This story comes from the not terribly exciting sounding environment of a high school in South Carolina. Peyton Robinson is a senior at the local school who is also a volunteer fireman and drives his own pickup truck. Mounted in the back are two flags… one the American flag and the other a POW/MIA flag. Unfortunately, Peyton showed up for school one day and found that his display was no longer welcome. Peyton Robinson, a senior at York Comprehensive High School in...
  • CHURCHILL’S AUDACITY OF HOPE - MAY 13, 1940

    05/13/2015 12:01:22 PM PDT · by shove_it · 8 replies
    13 May 2015 | FReeper Mollypitcher1
    Seventy-five years ago today, the House of Commons in London timidly welcomed the newly appointed Prime Minister of the British Empire, Winston Spencer Churchill. The outgoing Prime Minister,Neville Chamberlain, received ovations as they walked together down the long aisle, while the new leader endured a somewhat cool reception. The two men were adversaries. Chamberlain had declared upon returning from signing the Munich Accords in September, 1938, “Peace with honor. I believe it is peace for our time.” Churchill’s response had been, “You were given the choice between peace and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war.” The Accords...
  • Cartoon contest organizer known for inflammatory rhetoric

    05/04/2015 2:27:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    AP ^ | May 4, 2015 | MEGHAN BARR
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that exploded in violence over the weekend in Texas was organized by Pamela Geller, a New Yorker who rails against Islam with such ferocity that one of the nation's top civil rights groups lists her in its "extremist files." WHO IS PAMELA GELLER? Geller, 56, is head of an organization called the American Freedom Defense Initiative. Through websites, books, ad campaigns and public events, Geller has been warning for years that Islam threatens to destroy the U.S.
  • 'Saluting Marine' preps for annual vigil

    05/03/2015 7:45:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    utsandiego.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Pam Kragen
    Tim Chambers of Vista is famous for 5-hour frozen tribute to vets on Memorial Day weekend VISTA, Calif. — Every year on Memorial Day weekend, more than 800,000 motorcyclists rumble through the streets of Washington, D.C., in a display of respect for war dead and military veterans known as Rolling Thunder. And standing at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 23rd Street to acknowledge each and every rider is “The Saluting Marine.” Veteran Marine Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers of Vista started his silent vigil on a whim in 2002. Today, he considers the annual effort both his civic duty...
  • Supreme Court may hear case on school barring American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo

    03/29/2015 2:38:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    latimes ^ | March 29, 2015 | David G. Savage
    A California school dispute that arose when students wore shirts emblazoned with the American flag on Cinco de Mayo could prompt the Supreme Court to take a new look at free-speech rules for high schools. Ever since students protested the Vietnam War by wearing black armbands, the justices have said the 1st Amendment protects the rights of students to peacefully protest at school, so long as their actions do not lead to a "substantial disruption." In recent years, however, some school officials have moved to curtail political fashion statements such as wearing T-shirts with Confederate flags or anti-gay slogans. They...
  • In spirit of Revolutionary War, students win right to hold “American Pride” dance [Update]

    03/24/2015 2:14:25 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Marhc 24, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Patriotic teenagers in the birthplace of the American Revolution held their ground and fought back attempts by school administrators to cancel an “American Pride” dance on April 10 and replace it with a more inclusive event. (snip) Principal Laura Lasa told me the April 10th dance had never been canceled. They merely wanted to “dialogue” with students about inclusivity. “We were in a conversation with the kids about how the theme would be presented so that we could make sure that it was inclusive to all students,” Lasa said. “they took that as being told they could not.” (snip) Over...
  • Obama’s Treason Is the New Patriotism

    03/13/2015 7:28:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/13/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    When Republicans complained that Obama refused to talk about Islamic terrorism, he accused them of playing into the hands of ISIS by demanding that he identify the enemy we’re fighting.When they spoke out against his Iranian nuclear sellout, he accused them of “wanting to make common cause with the hardliners in Iran”.Those hardliners would presumably toe a harder line than Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who responded to Obama’s outreach in his first term by saying, “The Islamic peoples all over the world chant ‘Death to America!’” and who stated last year that “This battle will only end when...
  • Another Liberal Fails History

    03/10/2015 8:51:33 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 24 replies
    Renew America ^ | March 10, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    A friend recently sent out a link to an article in the Greensboro (NC) News and Record, in which a left-wing columnist by the name of Susan Ladd decries the notion of American exceptionalism. To her, the idea that the United States of America is better than anyone else, or has even been a positive force for good in world history, is "hypocritical" and just plain wrong. She is appalled that people would protest against the recent revisions of the AP History curriculum, a revision which was developed by left-wing activists and which leaves out large chunks of actual American...