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  • Yale University censors ‘hostile’ historic artwork

    08/17/2017 2:02:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    www.thecollegefix.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Matthew Stein
    Committee on Art in Public Spaces deems image ‘not appropriate’ Officials at Yale University recently censored a stone work of art on campus depicting an armed Native American and Puritan side by side, which has been described as a “hostile” image by the Ivy League institution’s alumni magazine. The stone carving was edited to cover up the Puritan’s musket, while the Native American’s bow was left as is, reports Yale Alumni Magazine. The decision to censor the carving was made by both head librarian Susan Gibbons and Yale’s Committee on Art in Public Spaces, the latter of which advises President...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    08/02/2017 3:16:25 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 101 replies
    When I was younger, a lot more energetic, and made many of the Christmas gifts I gave, I was finished with almost everything that could be done ahead for the holidays by the end of September or October. I’m not sure that will ever happen again, but I like to make some plans ahead and lately I’ve been thinking about Thanksgiving. I never really like to make big changes for that holiday menu – people seem to want it to stay the same. But I think it’s good to introduce at least one new thing, each year. I usually make...
  • We have much to be Trumpful for

    12/15/2016 5:57:15 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/16 | Freddy Lowe
    It is time again to be Trumpful America! Hallelujah! Author’s note: The original title of this year-end missive had the word ‘cautiously’ preceding Trumpful; and not that we are suggesting that we throw caution to the wind, but today we celebrate and give thanks, and we will deal with tomorrow… During this season of Thanksgiving, Christmas and the new beginnings of a New Year, we Americans have much to be Trumpful for. And, for the first time in a very long time, as Ronald Reagan optimistically told us, “It is Morning once again in America!”
  • 61 Shot, 9 Fatally, Across Chicago Thanksgiving Weekend

    11/28/2016 12:01:06 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | 11/28/16 | nbcchicago
    Two men killed about 10 minutes apart brought the Thanksgiving weekend tally to eight fatal shootings. In all, at least 61 people were shot in attacks across the city over four-day holiday weekend, according to Chicago Police. Last year, 8 people were killed and 20 were wounded in shootings during the same holiday weekend, beginning at 7 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving.
  • (Chicago) Police: 6 killed, 45 wounded in Thanksgiving weekend violence

    11/27/2016 12:31:31 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 27 NOVEMBER 2016 | SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE
    CHICAGO -- At least 51 people have been shot, 6 fatally, in attacks across the city over Thanksgiving weekend, according to Chicago police. The weekend's latest homicide happened at 2:38 a.m. Sunday in the Homan Square neighborhood on the West Side. Two men were seated in a parked vehicle in the 3400-block of West Harrison when a silver car stopped in front of them and two males wearing hooded sweatshirts exited the car and opened fire, police said. One man, 30, suffered gunshot wounds to the head and body and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
  • Black Friday shoppers fight over reduced towels with one in such a frenzy she falls [tr]

    11/26/2016 3:09:20 PM PST · by kevcol · 25 replies
    Mirror-UK ^ | November 25, 2016 | Marc Walker
    A grabbing frenzy erupts at a superstore with scores of Black Friday shoppers fighting tooth and nail for TOWELS. The mainly female crowd of bargain-hunters whoops, hollers and cries out with excitement over the reduced fabric and other household wares. Most squabbles over Black Friday bargains have tended to be over higher value items, such as TVs and games consoles. Chaos descended at the Walmart in Bainbridge, Georgia, with one getting so over-excited
  • Donald Trump's Thanksgiving Dinner Featured 24 Dishes

    11/26/2016 12:37:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    WDIV-TV ^ | November 25, 2016 | Jason Cumming, NBC News
    You thought you ate a lot for Thanksgiving? Turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie were just the beginning as President-elect Donald Trump dined with his family at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Their festive feast included six choices of main courses and eight different desserts — including "three-layer Trump chocolate cake." Here's what else was on the soon-to-be first family's menu. Mar-a-Lago Chilled Seafood Display Large Florida Stone Crabs Oysters on the Half Shell Jumbo Shrimp Middle Neck Clams From the Garden Mr. Trump's Wedge Salad Farm-Fresh Deviled Eggs....
  • NYPD pulls off incredible three-minute Mannequin Challenge

    11/26/2016 7:18:31 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 November 2016 | By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    New York Police Department's Precinct 60 has pulled off a massive mannequin challenge with a holiday flare. The nearly three-minute video opts out of the traditional Rae Sremmurd's 'Black Beatles', which is typically used in the challenge. Instead, it plays the cheery song 'Easy Street' from the Walking Dead as the camera breezes through the precinct, revealing all kinds of mischief and holiday fun the officers are getting into. From new recruits to plain-clothed officers and high-ranking cops, it appears everyone took time out to participate in the video, which has been viewed more than 27,000 times.
  • Donald Trump ´works through Thanksgiving to keep AC company in the US´ (tr)

    11/26/2016 3:55:19 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-26-16
    Donald Trump may be spending Thanksgiving with his family in his Florida club Mar-a-Lago, but the President-elect promises he hasn't stopped work..ing. On Thursday he tweeted: 'I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS - Will know soon!' And Trump kept his energy up with a five-course meal with his family, with options including 'three-layer Trump chocolate cake' and 'Mr Trump's wedge salad'. ~snip~ The Trump team had something to announce, however: The spread available at his Mar-a-Lago resort was made available to the media. The five-course luxury...
  • A Thanksgiving lifeline for Trump haters

    11/25/2016 10:48:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/16 | Matthew Vadum
    You can still ruin this national holiday by spreading ignorant leftist bile by means of talking points provided in real-time by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). If you hate Donald Trump and aren’t articulate enough to express your thoughts during this year’s Thanksgiving feast, thanks to the magic of the Internet there is hope for you. You can still ruin this national holiday by spreading ignorant leftist bile by means of talking points provided in real-time by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), Daniel Greenfield reports.
  • Mark Dice: BLACK FRIDAY ZOMBIES 2016

    11/25/2016 10:26:59 AM PST · by conservative98 · 8 replies
    Mark Dice Youtube Channel ^ | Nov 25, 2016 | Mark Dice
    Black Friday Zombie shoppers lined up by the hundreds at Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and other Box Box retailers. Have a look at these parasitic consumers who can't wait to buy more flatscreen televisions, tablets, and toasters, while they go deeper into credit card debt. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.
  • 6 pies, lots of meat on Obama family Thanksgiving menu

    11/25/2016 8:46:12 AM PST · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/24/2016 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Barack Obama and his family are spending Thanksgiving with friends, family, turkey and touchdowns, as he puts it, and reflecting "on what truly binds us as Americans." He says the country has just emerged from "a noisy, passionate and sometimes divisive campaign season." But he says in his weekly radio address that the holiday "reminds us that no matter our differences, we are still one people, part of something bigger than ourselves." The White House says Obama made nine telephone calls to service members who are on deployment. The Obamas' menu begins with a large list...
  • Be That Obnoxious Conservative Uncle at Thanksgiving

    11/24/2016 11:38:57 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 14 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 24 Nov 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Thanksgiving is a magical time when families gather together in a traditional celebration featuring gratitude, joyous fellowship, and the cruel mockery of insufferable millennial relatives. We are also seeing the rise of a new Thanksgiving tradition: tiresome, geek-scribbled columns about how to talk to your obnoxious conservative uncle at the dinner table that pop up every year on essential millennial websites like Vox, Salon, and Perpetual Barista. But how about some guidance for those of us who eagerly embrace our inner obnoxious conservative uncle? Well, here are some helpful hints for when that smug tool spawned by your sister and...
  • First U.S. service member killed in Syria fighting the Islamic State

    11/24/2016 10:56:14 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    WashPost ^ | 11-24-2016 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    A U.S. service member was killed by an improvised explosive device in northern Syria on Thursday, the Pentagon announced in a statement. The service member was killed near Ayn Issa, a town roughly 35 miles northwest of the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa. The death marks the first time a U.S. service member has been killed in the country since a contingent of Special Operations forces were deployed there in October 2015 to go after the extremist group.
  • A Thanksgiving Alone, But Not Alone

    11/24/2016 4:12:24 PM PST · by dirtboy · 144 replies
    Normally I would go to my only relative I talk to in the area, my cousin, but he's down in Williamsburg on vacation. So I am home alone, made a modest Thanksgiving dinner with a New Braunsfels smoked chicken (yum!), mashed potatoes, dressing and peas. I had a co-worker invite me over to his house if I wanted to, but I politely declined - I like the guy, he is a fellow Trump supporter in my department. But I am really not alone. I have all my FReeper buds keeping me company this holiday. And for that I give thanks.
  • Diamond and Silk give thanks. Is Trump back pedaling or is the media stoking it.

    11/24/2016 7:51:42 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 31 replies
    Diamond and Silk - Facebook ^ | 11/24/2016 | Diamond and Silk
    This video is on Facebook - hope that is okay. These beautiful ladies go over some of the latest events of the Trump Train - transition topics: the claims of white nationalists, the Hillary prosecution, the Romney nomination, plus much more.
  • The first Thanksgiving in America was a Catholic Mass And it happened 50 years before Plymouth!

    11/24/2016 6:01:56 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 14 replies
    http://aleteia.org ^ | 11/22/2016 | Philip Kosloski
    Subtitle : 'And it happened 50 years before Plymouth!' September 8, 1565. “When the first Spanish settlers landed in what is now St. Augustine on September 8, 1565, to build a settlement, their first act was to hold a religious service to thank God for the safe arrival of the Spanish fleet… After the Mass, Father Francisco Lopez, the Chaplin of the Spanish ships and the first pastor of St. Augustine, stipulated that the natives from the Timucua tribe be fed along with the Spanish settlers, including Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, the leader of the expedition. It was the...
  • Anyone Else Attend Family Thanksgiving Dinner Where Told to Keep All Prayers to Oneself?

    11/24/2016 7:27:35 PM PST · by jobim · 67 replies
    vanity | 11/24/16 | vanity
    First time for me at a family gathering where the host (Liberal), as we were standing ready to eat, at the time when always somebody would suggest someone lead a prayer, said: "Each person please say your own thanks or prayer if you choose to yourself." Anybody else? Is this Trump backlash?
  • How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? He says he’s trying to save an Indiana factory.

    11/24/2016 7:27:04 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2016 | Jonathan O'Connell
    President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Thanksgiving morning that he was trying to make good on a campaign promise that a Carrier air-conditioning factory in Indiana, and its 1,400 jobs, would not move to Mexico in 2019 as planned. “I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS — Will know soon!” Trump tweeted.
  • A Thanksgiving Tale: 50 Million Turkeys And A 5 Billion Mile Drive

    11/24/2016 3:41:43 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 24-11-2016 | Mike
    This week almost 50 million Americans will take planes, trains, automobiles (and even boats) to travel miles from home for Thanksgiving festivities according to AAA. The auto club sees more than a million extra travelers leaving home this year between now and the end of the month. Thanksgiving is traditionally of as a time for turkey and dinner with family, but given these statistics perhaps it ought to be thought of as a time for travel. After all, the first Thanksgiving was really about travel as well with Europeans having just finished the perilous journey across thousands of miles of...