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  • Steve Bannon: Tucker Carlson Is Trump’s Most Influential National-Security Adviser

    12/12/2019 1:31:04 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Dec. 11, 2019 10:01PM | Lloyd Grove
    “If you don’t think Tucker Carlson has more influence on national security policy than many of the guys on the National Security Council, you’re wrong,” Stephen K. Bannon declared Wednesday tonight to a small group of wealthy Manhattan elites in a baronial Fifth Avenue apartment. Thus, at a meeting of the Common Good lecture series in the modern art-festooned living room of New York plutocrat Richard Cohen, the president’s exiled former chief strategist revealed that America’s global interests are being guided by a Fox News host, a favorite of white nationalists, who recently proclaimed on his primetime show that he...
  • Cohen: Democrats need to stop “embracing losing issues”

    07/09/2019 5:44:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot ^ | July 9, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    I should start by saying that the Washington Post’s Richard Cohen may wind up being one of the more dangerous people in the country, at least if you happen to be Donald Trump or a member of the Senate GOP majority. Why? Because he’s running around preaching common sense to the Democrats and if we’re not careful, they may start listening. In a column this week, he’s sounding the alarm over something I was just pointing out earlier today. The Democratic candidates for the 2020 nomination (along with many of their overly enthusiastic colleagues in Congress) are loudly and proudly...
  • It's time for the fat lady to sing, link to kate smith

    11/05/2002 8:37:05 PM PST · by ozone1 · 6 replies · 49+ views
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  • Kate Smith introduces "God Bless America"*VIDEO)

    Taking You Back In Time. In early 1940, Kate Smith, a fiercely patriotic American, and the biggest star on radio, was deeply worried about her country. She asked Irving Berlin if he could give her a song that would re-ignite the spirit of American patriotism and faith. He said he had a song that he had written in 1917, but never used it. He said she could have it.
  • 1938 Introduction of Kate Smith's "God Bless America' Features Ronald Reagan

    05/19/2011 9:21:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Ronald Reagan's appearance occurs at 4:21. I don't know what compelled me to stick to the very end of this somewhat overproduced 'God Bless America' tribute. I was waiting for the video to end and as the camera panned across the room, I nearly fell to the floor, an eerie chill went up and down my spine.It was the Gipper. I was dumbfounded. In all the years I've never come across the slightest reference of him appearing in the clip, quite surprising considering the pomp and pageantry in which he celebrates his jingoistic pride in America. The appearance of Ronald...
  • God Bless America, First Radio performance, Armistice Day November 10, 1938, Kate Smith

    11/10/2014 8:52:23 AM PST · by bigbob · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5-16-11 | Andy Brattain via Youtube
    "This is the original FIRST broadcast radio performance of God Bless America by Irving Berlin as introduced by Kate Smith on November 10, 1938. She later recreated it for the Warner Bros. film but this is the actual debut.
  • Veterans Day Remembrances

    11/11/2018 9:14:42 AM PST · by Retain Mike
    November 11, 2018 | Se;lf
    Kate Smith Sings God Bless America Ronal Reagan Honors Kate Smith with Medal of Freedom The Ball Turret Gunner Nobody really wanted to be in a ball turret. This Plexiglas ball hanging from the bottom of the bomber was one of America’s latest innovations in warfare. An ingenious piece of machinery built by the Sperry Corporation, the ball turret was a heavily armed bubble just big enough to hold a grown man – but only on the small side. It had room for the gunner and its two fifty-caliber machine guns – and little else. The extremely cramped...
  • President Trump appears to forget lyrics to 'God Bless America' at event (tr)

    06/05/2018 2:18:29 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 72 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 5, 2018 | CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
    He might be standing, but he’s having hard time singing. President Trump appeared to forget the lyrics to “God Bless America” during a White House event Tuesday meant to prove how patriotic he is. Trump was caught on video singing every other word to the national hymn as a military chorus boomed behind him. On three occasions, Trump gave up singing all together and let the uniform-clad men around him do the vocalizing. A White House spokesman did not return a request for comment from the Daily News. The last-minute “Celebration of America” event was put together after Trump cancelled...
  • Yankees Fans Call for Boycott After Ban of Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’

    05/12/2019 11:43:28 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 12,2019 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Yankees fans are calling for a boycott in response to the team’s banning of Kate Smith’s version of God Bless America. The team ditched the late singer’s rendition after a they learned Smith had also sung some controversial songs about blacks back in the 1930s. According to the New York Post Yankees fans have been bombarding social media with a multitude of criticism for the team’s decision to ban the singer from Yankee Stadium. For instance, one fan wrote, “boycotting the Yankees until Kate Smith is back, otherwise I am kissing a half century of loyalty goodbye.” Die-hard Yankees fan...
  • Yankees fans threaten boycott after ban of Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’

    05/12/2019 6:13:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 11, 2019 | By Dean Balsamini
    Kate Smith’s rendition of “God Bless America” has been scrapped at Yankee Stadium, but Bronx Bomber fans are going to bat for her over allegations of racism. Smith’s niece, Suzy Andron, told The Post she is “honored” by the groundswell of support for the late singer among fans and media. Smith’s niece, Suzy Andron, told The Post she is “honored” by the groundswell of support for the late singer among fans and media. “Most are solidly behind the positive notion that this is a misunderstanding by a few people who took two or three of her songs [out of 3,000...
  • Kate Smith, “God Bless America,” Latest Targets of PC Police

    04/29/2019 3:54:55 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 April 2019 | Dave Bohon
    For decades belt-it-out popular singer Kate Smith (shown on right) was considered the embodiment of the uniquely American cultural phenomenon that combines wholesome entertainment with patriotism and love of country. Smith’s rendition of Irving Berlin’s classic “God Bless America,” which she first recorded in 1939, turned the song into a patriotic anthem that has inspired generations of Americans. But Smith, who enjoyed a 50-year career and the esteem of fans all over the world before her death in 1986, has become the latest target of PC gumshoes ever on the lookout for evidence that individuals either past and present have...
  • In Defense of Kate Smith

    04/26/2019 7:14:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 26, 2019 | Cal Thomas
    The long arm of the PC police has reached back to the ’30s and arrested, prosecuted, and sentenced the late singer Kate Smith. Smith, who popularized Irving Berlin’s song “God Bless America” and was a female pioneer in early television, recorded songs that today in hindsight are viewed as racist. An old friend, Harry Covert, writes to recall the early days of black-and-white TV when he (and I) watched Smith’s television program. Covert remembers one show interrupted by a news bulletin announcing the attempted assassination of Harry S. Truman by militant Puerto Rican activists. He notes that today’s Puerto Ricans...
  • American Legion: Kate Smith statue removal an ‘attack on veterans,' petition to move to Wildwood

    04/26/2019 10:16:44 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 30 replies
    NJ.Com ^ | 04/25/2019 | Jeff Goldman
    Wildwood’s American Legion post has joined the Jersey Shore town’s mayor in offering to provide a new home for the Kate Smith statue taken down by the Philadelphia Flyers last weekend amid concerns over racist lyrics in songs she recorded decades ago. “Since the removal of the statue, tens of thousands of comments have been posted to social media disagreeing with the decision of the Philadelphia Flyers,” the petition from American Legion Post 184 reads. “Veterans in Wildwood support the mayor’s plea to move the statue and have created this petition to show the statue’s owners just how much we...
  • Whose past is more racist: Kate Smith's or the New York Yankees'?

    04/24/2019 7:19:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/24/2019 | By Neil Braithwaite
    The New York Yankees Major League Baseball franchise took Kate Smith's rendition of "God Bless America" off its seventh-inning stretch playlist when its managers learned of the singer's "history" of racism. Evidently, as reported in the New York Daily News, Kate Smith recorded a song and video in 1939 with blatant racist content. In today's political climate in America, just as happened with Kate Smith and the N.Y. Yankees organization, if anyone or anything's past can be presumed in any way as racist, there is usually immediate condemnation and some sort of action taken to make things right for the...
  • If We Cancel Kate Smith, We Must Cancel The New York Yankees

    04/23/2019 11:54:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/23/2019 | David Marcus
    It was announced this week that both the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Flyers would stop using their traditional recorded version of Kate Smith singing “God Bless America” during their games. This happened after it surfaced that Smith had performed songs now considered racist during during her hey day in the 1930s. The Flyers, with whom Smith is more closely aligned as the good luck charm for their 1974 Stanley Cup run, even removed a statue of her from the Philadelphia sports complex. In a brilliant monologue, sports commentator Jason Whitlock broke down the absurdity of these moves. The...
  • Wildwood Mayor Says Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ Will Continue To Play On Boardwalk (NJ)

    04/23/2019 5:51:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    CBS Philly 3 ^ | April 22, 2019 | By Kimberly Davis
    WILDWOOD, N.J. (CBS) – While the Philadelphia Flyers will stop playing Kate Smith’s “God Bless America” at games following racism allegations, one Jersey Shore mayor said Monday he will continue to play her song on the boardwalk. Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano told The Dom Giordano Program on WPHT 1210 that Smith’s rendition of “God Bless America” will continue to be played on the boardwalk every morning. “I’m just a small-town mayor and I look at what’s happening to the world and it’s amazing how everyone wants to rewrite history, no one wants to allow history to be an educator to...
  • The Philadelphia Flyers remove a statue of Kate Smith over her racist songs

    04/21/2019 2:42:22 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 87 replies
    CNN)A year after her 1986 death, the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers erected a statue to honor renowned singer Kate Smith, whose rendition of "God Bless America" was played during home games for decades, including the 2018-2019 season. But on Sunday the Flyers announced they had removed the statue, saying the team had discovered some of her songs contained racist lyrics and sentiments that were "incompatible" with the organization's values.
  • Kate Smith statue gone from Xfinity Live!

    04/21/2019 9:29:22 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 62 replies
    MSN ^ | 04/21/2019
    First she was covered up. Now, apparently she is gone. The bronze statue of the late singer Kate Smith has apparently been removed from outside Xfinity Live! as the Flyers looked into racist lyrics she sang. Talk radio host Tony Bruno tweeted around 9:30 this morning that the statue was gone and posted video.
  • Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ out at Yankee Stadium over racist songs

    04/19/2019 7:19:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 67 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/18/19
    The Yankees have decided to no longer run Kate Smith’s version of “God Bless America” during their seventh-inning stretch because of Smith’s affiliation with songs that carried racist lyrics. Most famously, Smith sang a 1931 song, “That’s Why Darkies Were Born,” which opened: “Someone had to pick the cotton, Someone had to pick the corn, Someone had to slave and be able to sing, That’s why darkies were born.” The song, which has been called a satirical take on racism, was a big hit for Smith, and also was recorded by Paul Robeson. When the Yankees last month became aware...
  • Yankees Drop Kate Smith's Version of 'God Bless America' Because People Were Racist in the 1930s

    04/19/2019 11:48:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/19/2019 | Stephen Kruiser
    This is a tricky one, but is worth examining: Yankees drop Kate Smith’s "God Bless America" after questions of possible racism arise— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 19, 2019 From The Washington Post: The New York Yankees reportedly confirmed Thursday that they were no longer playing a Kate Smith version of “God Bless America” during the seventh inning of home games, after the team learned of a Depression-era song she’d recorded that raised questions of possible racism. Two songs cited by the New York Daily News, which broke the story, included “That’s Why Darkies Were Born,” a 1931 hit for...