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  • Photos: Officer Kerrie Orozco visitation, vigil, funeral

    05/27/2015 11:05:03 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 55 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...
  • UC Irvine reverses American flag ban

    03/07/2015 7:50:29 PM PST · by Pox · 16 replies
    Foxnew.com ^ | 03/07/2015 | Todd Starnes
    The Star-Spangled Banner will once again wave at the University of California, Irvine, after student government leaders nixed a bid to ban the American flag from a campus lobby. Members of the executive cabinet of the Associated Students of UC Irvine met Saturday in an emergency session to reverse the flag ban.
  • Past presidents gave warnings to America (Lots of great quotes!)

    03/04/2015 7:43:37 AM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | March 03, 2015 | Bill Federer
    March 4th was Presidential Inauguration Day from 1793 till 1933, when it was changed by the 20th Amendment to January 20th. Many presidents gave warnings in their inaugural addresses. James Monroe, March 4, 1817, Inaugural Address “It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising the sovereignty. … Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. … The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin.” Franklin Pierce, March 4, 1853, Inaugural Address “The dangers of a concentration of...
  • AN HONEST POLITICIAN!

    03/03/2015 10:46:32 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 5 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Ed Wood, staff writer
    Yes, we know that politicians are famous for making campaign statements and commitments that once elected, we never hear again. But there is one exception. See if you can identify who it is! On the CBS news program, “Meet the Press,” Sunday, September 7, 2008, this candidate was asked a number of questions: 1. Why don’t you wear an American flag pin in your lapel? “As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides. There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression.”...
  • Rudi Was Right

    02/26/2015 2:12:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    We can’t say that Barack Obama hasn’t warned us. While running for his first term as president he clearly told us that he intended to “fundamentally transform” the United States of America. The naďve among us took that proclamation to mean something positive. Those who looked at Obama’s history with a little more discernment were very uncomfortable with exactly what Barack Obama intended to do if elected. Promising to “fundamentally transform” was a rather vague and ambiguous statement, unless one took a close look at who he associated with throughout his life. It then quickly sent chills down one’s spine....
  • America, Love It Or Leave It

    02/26/2015 9:48:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- When former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said he did not think that "the president loves America," was he right? Of course he was. The record is strewn with President Barack Obama's statements of contempt for America. In a quieter setting, I think Professor Obama would agree. He would then go on to brag about his love for higher things: for humankind, for the world community, for the planet, the green planet. Recall in 2009 when Obama told a European audience, "There have been times when America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive toward" Europe. I...
  • YOUGOV POLL: Only 71% of under-30s say they 'love America' compared to 93% of over-65s

    02/25/2015 12:35:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    YOUGOV ^ | 02/25/2015 | Peter Moore
    Last week former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani claimed that President Obama "doesn't love America" at a fundraiser for potential Republican Presidential candidate Scott Walker. The comments caused a major controversy, and only this week has Giuliani partially walked back from his words saying in an editorial in the Wall Street Journal that he didn't "intend to question President Obama's motives of the content of his heart". YouGov's latest research shows that Americans do tend to think that Barack Obama does, in fact, love America. 47% say that the president loves America, while 35% agree with Rudy Giuliani that the...
  • Majority of White People Don’t Believe Obama Loves America

    02/25/2015 8:59:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/25/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The poll numbers are narrow, but the results are still stunning.White people say by 42% to 41% that Obama does not love America. Now the results are within the margin of error, but if you believe the media, they should never have been this close.Obama’s favorables among whites are down to around a third.But Obama’s patriotism isn’t particularly convincing even to Hispanics, only 52 percent of whom believe that Obama loves America.How would Obama supporters care to explain that? Clearly he isn’t projecting his love too convincingly for anyone except black voters, many of whom continue to blindly support...
  • Poll: Obama may not love America

    02/25/2015 6:19:50 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 02/25/2015 | Nick Gass
    President Barack Obama’s love of country isn’t just a concern for Rudy Giuliani, according to a recent Huffington Post/YouGov poll. A plurality of Americans surveyed — 47 percent — said that Obama loves America, but the rest say the president does not or that they’re not sure. The responses break down an expected partisan line, with only 11 percent of Republicans saying Obama loves America, and 85 percent of Democrats responding the same way. Independents are mostly split, with 42 percent say Obama loves the U.S., while 38 percent disagree and 20 percent are not sure. Story Continued Below The...
  • Obama's Mysterious Mentor "Frank" Resurfaces

    02/23/2015 7:23:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | February 23, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Yesterday’s news became big news on the Fox News Channel last week when former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani brought up the name of President Barack Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. It was almost seven years to the day when we published our seminal piece about Davis, “Obama’s Communist Mentor.” Davis was a member of the Communist Party and a suspected Soviet espionage agent. He was included in the FBI’s security index, meaning that Davis could be arrested or detained in the event of a national emergency. The FBI file on Davis documents his anti-white and pro-Soviet views,...
  • Mika: 'I Question Patriotism of Someone Who Questions President's Patriotism'

    02/23/2015 7:03:02 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 93 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    MSNBC might like to replace "Lean Forward" with a new slogan: "Dissent Is Unpatriotic." On today's Morning Joe, discussing the Rudy flap, Mika Brzezinski said: "I question the patriotism of someone who questions the president's patriotism." Joe Scarborough retorted that for years on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann got away with saying much worse about W without criticism from Mika or others in the MSM. View the video here.
  • Rudy Giuliani gets death threats for claims Obama doesn't love America

    02/22/2015 8:31:06 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 52 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | 2/22/2012 | Charlene Adams
    Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani says he is standing by his comments about President Barack Obama but has received death threats in the wake of the controversial statements. Facing criticism over his statements that the president doesn't love Obama, Giuliani says he is not withdrawing his words, even amid death threats he and his secretary received following the remarks, CNN reports. The former mayor did not say whether he contacted police about the threatening calls.
  • Why Rudy Was Wrong!

    02/22/2015 8:07:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    This past week at a private event in which many members of the GOP were in attendance former New York City mayor, Rudy Giuliani, said something that a vast majority of Americans have felt for several months. Many of them coming to that conclusion late in the life of the current administration, and some--far fewer--have felt Giuliani's observations for more like the duration of Obama's time in office. "He does not love America. (Obama) doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of...
  • FLASHBACK: Liberals Cheered Obama When He Questioned George Bush’s Patriotism (Video)

    02/21/2015 9:36:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/21/15 | Jim Hoft
    In 2008 then Senator Obama called President Bush “unpatriotic” for adding trillions to the national debt. Bush added about four trillion to the debt in eight years after the 9-11 attacks and mortgage crisis. Barack Obama then added the same amount of debt in less than three years. Via Flopping Aces:
  • Defiant Giuliani gets death threats - as Scott Walker weighs in to BACK former mayor

    02/21/2015 2:32:25 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 21, 2015 | Charlene Adams
    Meanwhile, Walker, a leading Republican contender for the White House in 2016, said Saturday that he doesn't know whether Obama loves his country. 'You should ask the president what he thinks about America,' the Wisconsin governor told The Associated Press while in Washington for a weekend meeting of governors. 'I've never asked him so I don't know.' Democrats have assailed Giuliani for questioning the Democratic president's love of country, and they urged the potential field of Republican presidential candidates to rebuke Giuliani for his comments. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, another possible 2016 candidate, said he didn't think 'it helps to...
  • The President’s Paltry Patriotism

    02/21/2015 7:31:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2015 | Nick Adams
    Few qualities are as important in a US President as a love of country. Seldom in American history, tumultuous as its pages may be, has the patriotism of a President been questioned. The Obama years, marked by a vigorous and consistent dispute about this very matter, stand in stark contrast. The latest incarnation of this doubt came courtesy of former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani on Thursday night. “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Giuliani said during the dinner at the...
  • Capehart: Rudy's 'Lying'—Obama Doesn't Think Differently About America Than Reagan

    02/21/2015 6:52:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 78 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    From a shining city on a hill and Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall, to terrible deeds in the name of Christ and terrorists' legitimate grievances. The chasm between Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama when it comes to their views of America and the world could hardly be wider. But on today's Up With Steve Kornacki, when the host asked the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart whether President Obama talks and thinks about America differently from Reagan [and Clinton and Carter], Capehart emphatically replied "No. Rudy Giuliani is lying." View the video here.
  • Patriotism, Giuliani and Ron Fournier’s Credibility Problem (busted!)

    02/20/2015 10:23:01 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/20/15 | John Nolte
    For years the National Journal’s Ron Fournier has held himself up as America’s non-partisan truth-teller, as a man of conscience who will always tell it like it is. To hear Fournier tell it, he is above partisanship, political gamesmanship, and small ball. Integrity is Fournier’s currency, and blasting shallow, partisan hypocrites is his brand. What to make, then, of Fournier’s glaring, highly-partisan hypocrisy and dishonesty in his latest moral crusade — this one to use former-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani as a club against the entire Republican Party? For two days now, all over Twitter and cable television, Fournier has...
  • Morning Joe Rips Rudy, But No One Claims Obama Really Loves America

    02/20/2015 5:36:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Something striking on today's Morning Joe. On the one hand, there was complete consensus that—as a matter of politics—Rudy Giuliani made a huge mistake in claiming that President Obama doesn't love America. Panelists called his comments "stupid," "crazy," "tone deaf," even "racist." But remarkably, there was one thing that no one said: that as a matter of substance Rudy was wrong. No one made the case that President Obama really does love America in the way most Americans do.
  • Mark Levin on Giuliani's Comments: Rudy's Exactly Right...Obama Has Contempt for This Country

    02/19/2015 8:04:49 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 41 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Feb 19 2015 | You Tube
    Mark Levin weighs in on Rudy Giuliani's comments. Levin says he agrees with Rudy and also says that Obama has contempt for our country. Levin points out that Obama's desire for fundamental transformation of the country means that Obama thought it needed changing. Levin is visibly upset by the end of the segment. After reading from Anne Frank's diary, he challenges Obama to take action for the people who are the real victims.
  • Quit Wasting Time on Moore, Maher & Dean

    01/29/2015 5:51:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    Bill Maher called Chris Kyle of "American Sniper" a "psychopath patriot." Michael Moore called military snipers "cowards" who shoot people in the back. Howard Dean said "American Sniper" appeals mostly to angry Tea Party types. So what? Why do we conservatives give two cents about what these lefties and liberals say about "American Sniper" - or anything else? Nothing they ever say is surprising. Nothing they say ever adds to the debate, has any effect on anything or helps us find a solution to a serious problem. The predictable - and wrong -- things these liberals and others on the...
  • Conservatism Is Now Everywhere

    01/29/2015 4:50:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- There is a problem with the Internet. Its commentary is too often dominated by pinheads. H.L. Mencken used to complain that only idiots write letters to the editor. That might have been true of his day -- the 1920s and 1930s -- but in our time writers of letters to the editor of newspapers and even of websites are occasionally quite well-informed and even lucid. But others, I am afraid, are indeed pinheads, sitting in their underwear back home, foaming at the mouth, believing that the whole world is profoundly interested in their every word, until the authorities...
  • Question about Church and Flag Etiquette

    01/21/2015 7:15:50 PM PST · by Rides_A_Red_Horse · 33 replies
    21 Jan 2015 | Red Horse
    A funny thing happened at Church...
  • Common Sense and the Glorious Cause Reflections on the great pamphlet's anniversary

    01/10/2015 4:08:57 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 10, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Historians, political scientists, and philosophers alike often look at revolutions and ask the question "Was it a simple coup d'etat, or a real popular revolution? And if a real popular revolution, just how 'popular' was it, really?" It's often not that easy to tell. We can easily look at the Russian Revolution, for example, and see how there was first a large popular revolution, one that was then taken over by a much smaller communist contingent that was nowhere near as popular, but was brutal enough to win over the nascent White Russian government. One can do the math easily,...
  • Angelina Jolie Wins Christmas Day Box Office With Unbroken, Bests Into the Woods

    12/27/2014 11:10:06 AM PST · by max americana · 39 replies
    us weekly ^ | Dec 27, 2014 | madeline boardman
    Angelina Jolie Wins Christmas Day Box Office With Unbroken, Bests Into the Woods Celebrity News Dec. 26, 2014 AT 5:30PM By Madeline Boardman Merry Christmas, indeed! Angelina Jolie unwrapped a $15 million present on Thursday, Dec. 25, when her new movie Unbroken won the Christmas Day box office. The drama, which is Jolie's sophomore directorial effort, debuted in 3,131 theaters. An adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's non-fiction book of the same name, Unbroken brought in $15.59 million to take the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office.
  • "God Bless America" (lyrics by Irving Berlin)

    11/27/2014 7:18:59 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 9 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 1918, rev. 1938 | VANITY
    God Bless America by Irving Berlin While the storm clouds gather far across the sea, Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free. Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. God bless America, Land that I love, Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with a light from above; From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans white with foam, God bless America, My home, sweet home; God bless America, My home, sweet home.
  • Patriotism Means Uncovering the Truth

    11/14/2014 5:15:16 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 7 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Unfortunately I'll have to skip tomorrow's London Forum meeting. But I wish to write about the topic of one of the announced speeches, by Richard Edmonds: "Bad Nenndorf – a Nuremberg Trial for Allied War Criminals". The subject is described as "the tragedy of Bad Nenndorf where in the aftermath of WWII British torturers, many of them later emigrating to Israel, killed dozens of National Socialist sympathisers including girls belonging to the BDSM." Richard Edmonds is a British nationalist who is capable of criticising his country when necessary, who rightly doesn't believe that patriotism means defending the indefensible. I'd never...
  • Home Is Where My Flag Resides!

    11/01/2014 4:23:59 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 11 replies
    Self | 11/1/14 | Me
    Dear Homeowner Associations, Liberal Fascists & other mentally incapacitated apologists.... How is the American flag a tangible threat to anyone, let anyone offensive and a breach of public decorum, when it wavers in the republic for which it was commissioned? Instead of veterans and everyday citizens tolerating your offensive ignorance and shameless hypocrisy, I suggest that you somehow find it in your nonsensical wisdom to recognize Islam - those responsible for the bloodiest terrorist attacks on American soil and despised for mass human atrocities abroad - as the most credible threat to our homeland and that of all humanity! The...
  • Flag flap: Indiana veteran, wife battle homeowners association over Old Glory

    10/28/2014 2:09:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    my Fox Chicago ^ | Oct 28, 2014
    Flag flap: Indiana veteran, wife battle homeowners association over Old Glory Posted: Oct 28, 2014 3:16 PM CST Updated: Oct 28, 2014 3:17 PM CST Bob Willits, 82, of Greenfield, Ind., insists he'll fight a local homeowners Association over the American and POW/MIA flags outside his home. FOX News - An elderly veteran and his wife say there's “absolutely no way” the flagpole outside their Indiana home is coming down, despite threats from a homeowners association — and a local prosecutor intends to back them in court if necessary. Bob and Judy Willits insist they intend to fight multiple letters...
  • Calif. district to apologize to 11-year-old who didn't stand for pledge

    10/26/2014 7:26:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 25, 2014
    SAN JACINTO, Calif. – A Southern California school district will apologize to an 11-year-old atheist who says his teacher questioned him because he didn't stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. Ivan Cobarrubias says he kept his seat during the morning pledge at Monte Vista Middle School in San Jacinto earlier this month because the words "under God" in it violate his beliefs.
  • Columbus Day or Indigenous People’s Day

    10/10/2014 8:29:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    Political correctness infects virtually every aspect of our culture, our thinking, our heritage. When I grew up (and I’m only 58), Christopher Columbus was a great hero. Now, to some, he has become a villain. He is blamed for many unjustifiable things, most of which followed in the wake of his voyage. Meanwhile, the Christian side of Columbus has been lost to most of us. Just days ago, the Seattle School Board voted unanimously to replace Columbus Day, a federal holiday, with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” to be celebrated on the same day in support of the people allegedly plundered and...
  • The U.S. Is 'Indispensable' Only When It Suits Obama

    10/10/2014 4:42:17 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/09/2014 | IBD Staff
    It's hard to get through an Obama speech these days without the president patriotically reminding his audience that the U.S. is the "one indispensable nation" in the world. But it wasn't always so.
  • American Legion demands name be removed from veterans park

    09/28/2014 10:12:32 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 10 replies
    The Dalton Georgia Daily Citizen ^ | Sept. 28, 2014 | Charles Oliver
    They were some of the driving forces behind creation of the Murray County Veterans Memorial Park, but now the members of Chatsworth American Legion Post 167 have sent a letter to county Sole Commissioner Brittany Pittman asking that the post’s name be removed from monuments at the park and the refund of $10,000 in funds donated for the park. “We can no longer support the park in any fashion or form,” said Bruce Kendrick, a spokesman for the post. Soon after the park, which is off Hyden Tyler Road, was dedicated four years ago, post members discovered problems with some...
  • Denver area students walk out of school in protest

    09/24/2014 7:10:06 PM PDT · by Right Brother · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/23/2014 | By COLLEEN SLEVIN of Associated Press
    ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.
  • Hundreds Of Colorado Students Protest History Curriculum Changes That Would Promote Patriotism

    09/24/2014 5:50:48 AM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-24-2014 | AP
    September 24, 2014 Associated Press ARVADA, Colo. – Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay. The youth protest in the state's second-largest school district follows a sick-out from teachers that shut down two high schools in the politically and economically diverse area that has become a key political battleground. Student participants said their demonstration was organized by word of...
  • Mariupol City Day parade- march of the people & military equipment

    09/20/2014 4:25:34 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 8 replies
    http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2014/09/20/7038416/ ^ | Saturday, September 20, 2014, 22:04
    Unable to capture photos: URL link http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2014/09/20/7038416/ In Mariupol, despite the fire, celebrate City Day, held March Embroidery parade and military equipment. According to the 0629 edition, on the main avenue at the Theatre hosted a parade of military equipment. Several cars with military did three laps around the Theatre Welcoming the Mariupol city day . As Mayor Yuri Hotlubey, "it is a small amount of equipment, which is in the city, but the rest is currently involved in the protection of Mariupol on Russian invaders." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JcIFC6Y2Q4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEWohXnZCE
  • ‘I Will Not Settle'

    09/19/2014 12:41:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Marvin Olasky
    One hundred years ago, on Sept. 21, 1914, Louis Olasky signed a Declaration of Intention “to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly to Nicholas II, Emperor of All the Russias.”He also declared in writing, “I am not an anarchist; I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy; and it is my intention in good faith to become a citizen of the United States of America and to permanently reside therein SO HELP ME GOD.” Five years later, as soon as he legally could, Louis Olasky...
  • Hardy Perennial: Some Prog Sissy Whines that the Star Spangled Banner is Too Militaristic

    09/15/2014 5:50:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | September 15, 2014 | Ace
    In Politico Magazine, but discussed at the National Review. Our anthem is too militaristic? Um, we're not even in the top fifteen. Here are the first few stanzas of the French national anthem. I've bolded my favorite parts. Let's go children of the fatherland, The day of glory has arrived! Against us tyranny's Bloody flag is raised! (repeat) In the countryside, do you hear The roaring of these fierce soldiers? They come right to our armsTo slit the throats of our sons, our friends! (Refrain) Grab your weapons, citizens! Form your battalions! Let us march! Let us march!Let their impure...
  • School Confiscates American Flags from Students

    09/14/2014 9:38:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 36 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Woodruff High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina confiscated American flags from the vehicles of four students this past week. The school’s principal, Aaron Fulmer, explained that “professions of patriotism do not write a ‘blank check’ for egregious behavior. Many of our undocumented students may feel intimidated by such flagrant demonstrations. And as President Obama has pointed out, the American flag, like the Confederate flag, is seen as a symbol of oppression in many parts of the world.” “Flaunting so-called American exceptionalism also contradicts the lesson of humility our school is trying to inculcate,” Fulmer said. “The United States is just...