Posts Categorized: Holidays

Did President Obama Just Deliver a Political Memorial Day Speech?

Did President Obama Just Deliver a Political Memorial Day Speech?

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Someone tell me that it’s just my ODS-ometer going off and he didn’t really just inject a political point into his Arlington speech, as if he’s still campaigning: President Obama highlighted the U.S. drawdown in Afghanistan during his annual Memorial Day speech in Arlington, Va. on Monday, casting it as a historic time of remembrance… Read more »

By Michael Totten

Memorializing Our Fallen in Ramadi

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Why Ramadi matters: The fall of Ramadi is highly symbolic and of substantial strategic significance, despite the protestations to the contrary of Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. In a joint press conference with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on April 16, Dempsey stated: “The city itself is not symbolic is… Read more »

Another incident involving a white cop and a black woman in Alabama

Another incident involving a white cop and a black woman in Alabama

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And it couldn’t be more different from what you’ve been seeing lately. Office William Stacy was dispatched to a Dollar General Store in Tarrant Alabama for a shoplifting complaint. What happened next is wonderful: The holiday spirit is definitely in the air in one town in Alabama. When Officer William Stacy got called to a… Read more »

Tuesday Veterans Day Funnies

Tuesday Veterans Day Funnies

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David Masciotra of Salon wrote a little rant, lecturing Americans to feel ingratitude toward those who serve, just in time for Veterans Day, entitled: You don’t protect my freedom: Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes deadens real democracy “Childish”?! I considered some of his points; but he’s missing the point of why those who… Read more »

(Re)Discovering Christopher Columbus

(Re)Discovering Christopher Columbus

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Should we celebrate “Christopher Columbus Day” or “Indigenous People’s Day”? Which do you prefer and why? Part of me, as a child of the 70s indoctrinated to celebrate the Pilgrims and Columbus, clings to Columbus Day. My weak rationale for this is along the lines of this: In a 1988 presidential proclamation, Reagan commemorates Columbus… Read more »