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France refuses to fly US WWII vets to Normandy for D-Day anniversary

Posted by: Phineas on May 18, 2014 at 10:42 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s the 70th anniversary, and the men who carried out the landings are in their 80s and 90s, now. You would think, given France’s miserable performance during the war, they could show a little respect and gratitude to those who risked their lives to kick the Nazis out of their country (1). […]

 

Rep. Sheila @JacksonLeeTX18: Constitution is “400 years” old (VIDEO)

Posted by: ST on March 12, 2014 at 6:21 pm » 11 Comments

This could be considered humorous … or sad, depending on which way you look at it and maybe how your day went today. Via the Washington Free Beacon, which filed this brief recap: “Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving […]

 

“Progressive Racism: The Hidden Motive Driving Modern Politics”

Posted by: Phineas on March 11, 2014 at 5:53 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas That’s the the bomb-throwing title of a take-no-prisoners article at PJ Media by “Zombie,” an anonymous San Francisco-area blogger who often skewers the Left in his/her neck of the woods. In the article, Zombie examines several common progressive policies. For each, he or she (1) first presents the position neutrally, in a […]

 

Lessons of World War I. @BarackObama, take note

Posted by: Phineas on February 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas There’s an excellent (1) article by Victor Davis Hanson (2) on the lessons to be drawn from World War I, or, as I sometimes call it, the 19th century’s collective act of mass suicide (3). As this is the centennial year of the war’s start, we’re naturally seeing and will see all […]

 

Quote of the Day: “Rev.” Jackson says “apartheid remains” in America

Posted by: ST on December 9, 2013 at 11:28 am » 6 Comments

Shaking my head. Via The Hill: Rev. Jesse Jackson said Sunday apartheid still exists in the United States as he reflected on Nelson Mandela’s effect on American politics. “Apartheid remains. Apartheid gaps in poverty, healthcare and education. We’re in the middle of the end of the apartheid struggle now, but it’s just changed phases,” he […]

 

#CommonCore: turning History into anti-American propaganda

Posted by: Phineas on December 4, 2013 at 9:01 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I honestly haven’t followed the controversy over the proposed Common Core national educational standards all that closely (1), though I’m somewhat familiar with the questions of lowered standards, loss of local control, and the constitutional issue over a national curriculum. But I do not claim to be an expert. If, however, this […]

 

Dumb: WH says Obama snubbed Gettysburg anniversary over “website woes”

Posted by: ST on November 20, 2013 at 10:32 am » 6 Comments

The Obama Ministry of Truth thinks we actually believe this nonsense? President Obama didn’t attend Tuesday’s ceremony commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address because of scheduling issues stemming from the rollout of his signature healthcare law, the White House said Tuesday. Obama met with senators Tuesday morning to discuss ongoing negotiations with Iran […]

 

Perspective: Building the #Obamacare web site vs winning WWII

Posted by: Phineas on November 9, 2013 at 3:08 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Via Twitchy, FOX’s Bret Baier read an email from a viewer on his show and then posted it to his web site. Obama and his fans liked to compare him to FDR. I wonder how they’ll like it now: “Putting things in perspective: March 21st 2010 to October 1 2013 is 3 […]

 

WWII veterans push through #HarryReidsShutdown barricade to visit WWII memorial

Posted by: ST on October 1, 2013 at 6:17 pm » 3 Comments

Probably one of the most awesome stories you’ll read … EVER.  First heard about it on Leo Shane III’s Twitter feed. Here’s his full story – via Stars and Stripes: WASHINGTON — Wheelchair-bound elderly veterans pushed aside barricades to tour the World War II Memorial Tuesday morning, in defiance of the government shutdown which closed […]

 

. @DanHannanMEP for president in 2016?

Posted by: Phineas on September 25, 2013 at 4:29 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Look, if they could forge a birth certificate for Obama… (I kid! I kid!!!) Seriously, Conservative Member of the European Parliament and right-wing  rock star Daniel Hannan once again shows he “gets it” when it comes to what makes the Anglo-American civilization exceptional. This video is from a brief address Hannan gave […]