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In the red corner, fighting out of New York City, by way of the House of Reps, then the MSNBC academy; Joe “Big Country” Scarborough.  And in the blue corner, fighting out of the Peach State; also by way of the House of Reps, and recently Fox News punditry; Newt “The Speaker” Gingrich. 

Now touch gloves, and come out fighting!! 

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Conscientious Objector or Benedict Arnold?

Uncle Anti-War

Often times you hear those on the political left complain that they are caricatured as un-patriotic or even anti-American.  Although I’m not personally familiar with any legitimate or influential conservative politician voicing such rhetoric, it’s a charge that gets regurgitated on a regular basis.  But, is there a basis for such a charge?  Has the claim of being labeled un-American only been used to deflect actual liberal mindsets and actions that warrant such labels?  Is there a difference between taking un-American stances and being righteously anti-American? (more…)

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I love the phenomenon of people recording themselves watching athletic events and putting their reaction on YouTube. I don’t have the foggiest idea when this began, but it’s yet another reason to love America. USA advances in the World Cup, winning its group for the first time since 1930. Hopefully this isn’t the end of the run, and we get more fantastic celebrations by this guy…. USA! USA! USA!

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Every so often, we will post a few op-ed pieces from newspapers, mainstream websites, or elsewhere from the blogosphere:  (more…)

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Dicken Elementary School, Ann Arbor Michigan

Last week, elementary school principal Mike Madison took a group of students to see a rocket scientist. The problem is that he only allowed African American students to attend the trip. Madison wrote a letter home to parents to defend the field trip for black students only as part of his school’s efforts to close the achievement gap between white and black students.
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If you’ve ever watched South Park, you know the show is unafraid to go after anybody.  Its their satirical look at all walks of life and topical events that has kept the show fresh and maintained its high viewership for 14 seasons.  But on their 200th episode special, they have sparked the anger of a radical Islamic organization that have posted a veiled threat against the creators of the show, Matt Stone and Trey Parker.  (UPDATE: Summary from last night’s show at the bottom) (more…)

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Congratulations to Ryan Miller and the United States Men’s Hockey team for upsetting the heavily favored Canadians earlier tonight.  Not quite the Miracle on Ice, and not even an elimination game, but any time you defeat an opponent you haven’t beat in the Olympics for 50 years, it is worthy of celebration. 

Plus, it gives me an excuse to post a photo of the greatest goalie mask of all time (the other side features a bald eagle tearing through the helmet).

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