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Those who don’t know their history, are ….

A president steeped in history would have never pushed ObamaCare on so thin a reed of public approval. In the great movement of American history, Americans haven’t worshipped at the altar of charismatic leadership. They have been the most skeptical … Continue reading

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Some things are just too funny to ignore: Origin of Sub-Species

This piece is shamelessly purloined from one of the dozens of email forwards that I get daily.  It’s funny, but not if you fancy yourself a liberal.  If so, then don’t read it.  My apologies in advance to my liberal … Continue reading

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Play with a paper clip, then hug someone different from you . . .

Somewhere in the bad news abyss of our daily lives lurks good news.  Good happenings.  Good people.  Sometimes the effort required to find that goodness leads to resignation of effort.  Here is my contribution.  Pick up a paper clip and … Continue reading

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More apologies & reparations from Obama re: Hiroshima?

At least I’m guessing reparations will be suggested following the “unsaid apology” described in this news article. The son of the U.S. Air Force pilot who dropped the first atomic bomb in the history of warfare says the Obama administration’s … Continue reading

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San Francisco video … 1906

Courtesy of my friend Don Bynum, here is a great YouTube clip from a San Francisco cable car, in 1906. Here is Don’s explanation … or at least what he forwarded about it. The comments on YouTube are quite interesting … Continue reading

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Texas textbook adoption: a critical juncture

The textbook wars are on.  There are many indications that there are attempts to substantially revise history. The highly anticipated public hearing on the standards for the Social Studies curriculum is underway at the Texas State Board of Education. Over … Continue reading

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William Bennett Creates Innovative History Series for Grades 8-12

This is big. The history of America (as opposed to simply “American history”) is a fabulous story in spite of the many bumps encountered along the way. It is a history of which to be proud to have inherited, to … Continue reading

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State Board of Education — Revisionist History in Progress

An interesting piece from Liberty Counsel. (Note 1)  I saw a portion of the Mike Huckabee show last night and a LC spokesman was talking about this problem.  Pay attention:  The SBOE — which approves standard curriculum textbooks — is … Continue reading

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The Land That Made Me Me

I think I’m putting this on here (and FB viewers might need to go to the link if photos don’t show) for a couple of reasons. One is nostalgic, nostalgia simply for times that I live within and nostalgia for … Continue reading

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CNSNews.com – Obama Taking U.S. in ‘Descent into Marxism,’ Soviet-Era Newspaper Commentary Says

(CNSNews.com) – A commentary published in the once-official newspaper of the Soviet Union heralded America’s “descent into Marxism” citing the United States’ takeover of General Motors, poor education standards, and the election of Barack Obama as president. via CNSNews.com – … Continue reading

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