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Iconic Ground Zero photo was
nearly excluded from museum
for being too ´rah-rah´ American

New York Post, by Melissa Klein

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Posted By:toledo, 7/28/2013 10:19:05 AM

This iconic picture of firefighters raising the stars and stripes in the rubble of Ground Zero was nearly excluded from the 9/11 Memorial Museum — because it was “rah-rah” American, a new book says. Michael Shulan, the museum’s creative director, was among staffers who considered the Tom Franklin photograph too kitschy and “rah-rah America,” according to “Battle for Ground Zero” (St. Martin’s Press) by Elizabeth Greenspan, out next month. “I really believe that the way America will look best, the way we can really do best, is to not be Americans so vigilantly and so vehemently,” Shulan said.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 7/28/2013 10:30:25 AM     (No. 9446415)

we better re-think that anti-Japanese Iwo Jima icon too...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 7/28/2013 10:35:04 AM     (No. 9446423)

Michael Shulan is exactly what´s wrong with America.

How DARE he?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Deedo, 7/28/2013 10:38:57 AM     (No. 9446429)

Since when was "rah rah America" a bad thing?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 7/28/2013 10:39:02 AM     (No. 9446431)

So nations advance by not celebrating their virtues and successes?

Show me the empiricism.

I thought not.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/28/2013 10:43:09 AM     (No. 9446439)

Shulan, FTA:

“My concern, as it always was, is that we not reduce [9/11] down to something that was too simple, and in its simplicity would actually distort the complexity of the event, the meaning of the event,” he said.

Huh? I bet Shulan is a bloody awful boring dinner guest. I´d have his face distorted in the simple bowl of complex creamed potatoes before you could say "elitist snob."

Radical Muslims crashed two passenger planes into the Twin Towers and murdered around 3,000 innocent people who were just going about their business. Does that distort any complexity? Not for me, it doesn´t. Kinda like the iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising. We don´t need no steenking complexity, undistorted or not, ditto for the meaning of 9/11.

The memorial should not be an art exhibition of complex symbolism creating a simplicity representing the event (whatever that means), it should be a stark reminder of jihadistic murder.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Tucker, 7/28/2013 10:45:00 AM     (No. 9446445)

Ah, another hate America first liberal put in charge of something that just might show America in a positive light. How dare they raise the flag?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: udanja99, 7/28/2013 10:51:45 AM     (No. 9446457)

Real America to Michael Shulan...go eff yourself. And while you´re at it, go live in one of those countries whose cultures you believe are equal to our own. Suggestions - Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Shimmer128, 7/28/2013 10:52:42 AM     (No. 9446459)

I don´t say swear words, but I have to admit, more and more often, swear words, especially one certain phrase, pops in my head and sometimes is said under my breath, in response to these dimwitted leftist anti-Americans.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bugboy, 7/28/2013 10:55:56 AM     (No. 9446466)

Exactly what is wrong with being ´rah-rah´ American in my own country?

I´m sick and tired of all this PC leftist crap!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: woodsman, 7/28/2013 11:02:56 AM     (No. 9446472)

Fire the staffers who made this decision....they have no place on directing anything on hallowed ground

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Reply 11 - Posted by: skywarrior, 7/28/2013 11:22:16 AM     (No. 9446493)

How about reverse secession? We throw out all those eastern liberal states to form their own union and the rest of us continue to operate under our Constitution and moral values. Utopia could then reign for them until reality comes crashing down on them. Oh, and no immigration from utopia to the remaining U.S. Better include Mexifornia as well (at least the coastal portion of it).

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Reply 12 - Posted by: William1, 7/28/2013 11:22:49 AM     (No. 9446494)

For his next public utterance, Mr. Shulan will reveal that 9/11 is solely attributable to the poor piloting skills of muzzies.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 7/28/2013 11:25:31 AM     (No. 9446500)

Michael, you “elitist snob,” add these two pictures to capture the “complexity” and “meaning” of “the event.”

I am sitting on a ledge well above the plane strike. Behind me is the roar of the fire, the smell of burning jet fuel and human flesh…and the terrible heat. I look out at the NYC skyline, think of my family and friends, and wonder if the authorities can get the fire put out in time or rescue us from the ledges by helicopter. But I know it’s too late. My hair is singed and I can smell my jacket beginning to burn. With a shout of, “GOD, PLEASE TAKE ME!” I leap….

Seconds later, the bag of skin encasing my body EXPLODES upon contact with the sidewalk, hurling flesh, blood, brains, guts and bone fragments over a wide area.

There, Mr. Shulan, is one view of the complexity and meaning of the event.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: ledbythnose, 7/28/2013 11:58:11 AM     (No. 9446535)

Now isn´t that special? s/ America is infested with Jihad loving Communist Traitors. Right down to the 9/11 Museum. This Clown hasn´t seen Rah Rah America yet. When he does. He ain´t gonna like it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: novakid, 7/28/2013 12:04:19 PM     (No. 9446545)

Don´t these idiots ever read any American History? No,of course not; it´s too "Rah Rah".

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Reply 16 - Posted by: dixonnh, 7/28/2013 12:06:37 PM     (No. 9446547)

Rah Rah American...I am proud to Rah Rah for America and if you aren´t, LEAVE!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MissMann, 7/28/2013 12:07:24 PM     (No. 9446550)

Thank you, Ldotters. When I read headlines like this, despair seeps in. Then I read your comments and feel strong (and a little rebellious). So I thank you all and Lucianne for providing the gathering spot. Truly, without you all I think I would have gone nuts!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: 0658, 7/28/2013 12:10:13 PM     (No. 9446552)

How do people like that so often get in a position of making decisions?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: suejeanne, 7/28/2013 12:12:21 PM     (No. 9446555)

WHO is this guy and why was he given this job?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: losgatos, 7/28/2013 12:17:24 PM     (No. 9446559)

This Shulan guy sounds like he must be Obama´s twin brother.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: never_convicted, 7/28/2013 12:20:17 PM     (No. 9446564)

Maybe it would be more appropriate to hang it in the new mosque down the street.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/28/2013 12:26:01 PM     (No. 9446569)

“My concern, as it always was, is that we not reduce [9/11] down to something that was too simple, and in its simplicity would actually distort the complexity of the event, the meaning of the event,” he said.

He doesn´t seem to understand that the attack was on America, not just New York City or the WTC. The photo symbolized that we were not defeated by it. That America was already rising up.

"Creative director" Shulan is a symbol of what is wrong with America now.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/28/2013 12:35:46 PM     (No. 9446581)

A couple years ago they tried to get that photo digitally altered to show ´a more diverse cultural community´ by making one of the guys black and another Latino (black or white Latino?). Since that went over like a lead balloon now they want to exclude it altogether.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: WIBadger, 7/28/2013 12:38:06 PM     (No. 9446583)

#2, my initial reaction was along the same lines as yours, but it included a certain "F" word that would get me banned here.

How DARE he indeed...?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 7/28/2013 1:09:19 PM     (No. 9446610)

This is an example of intellectual and cultural decadence posing as sophistication, complexity and nuance. If Mr. Shulan cannot respond directly and simply to the iconic photograph, there is something wrong with him. Most likely he has become a mere aesthete, a kind of relativist multicultural dandy more fascinated with appearances and images than reality.

He is also quite mistaken in his condescending claim that the iconic photograph is "simple." It is anything but. That he can say such a thing indicates that he has not really seen and comprehended the photograph. His aesthetic, artistic tastes and judgments have gotten in the way, crowded the actual photo out of his line of sight.

Another example of a society that has gone soft, become overripe, tender, turned in on itself, cut loose from the earth, become virtualized, sentimental, precious, and increasingly superfluous.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 7/28/2013 1:24:33 PM     (No. 9446629)

#26 has a wonderful way with words.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Emerson, 7/28/2013 1:26:22 PM     (No. 9446633)

How Shulan ended up with this plummy job is beyond comprehension. He has about as much relevance to this memorial as a Kardashian butt.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: jglas, 7/28/2013 1:32:43 PM     (No. 9446646)

But I bet he thought a rah-rah victory mosque to be built on the site was just a dandy idea.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 7/28/2013 1:45:54 PM     (No. 9446663)

Shulan is no doubt a Traitor Obama lackey.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: rmsimms, 7/28/2013 2:04:02 PM     (No. 9446679)

In the wake of 9/11 Bush had a golden opportunity to utterly discredit Political correctness and multiculti....he refused to take it. People like Shulan crawled under a rock and bided their time...now their day has come and they are re-writing history to suit their own agenda.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: happywarrior, 7/28/2013 2:06:46 PM     (No. 9446683)

Feel free to e-mail the museum and let them know how you feel.

info@911memorial.org

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Reply 32 - Posted by: jond, 7/28/2013 2:13:32 PM     (No. 9446694)

With NYC about to put the Muslim Brotherhood´s rep into Gracie Mansion, this shouldn´t come as too much of a shock.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 7/28/2013 2:27:15 PM     (No. 9446708)

They´ll save all that "rah-rah" stuff for the Rights Brigade - gay rights, abortion rights, and on and on. But, ´rah-rah America´ is for those right-wing, patriotic, extremist, flag waving rubes.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: smcchk, 7/28/2013 2:34:14 PM     (No. 9446716)

We´re we not attacked for being Americans?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: aintnojoke, 7/28/2013 2:41:41 PM     (No. 9446724)

How come we never sequester buttheads like Shulan?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 7/28/2013 2:50:54 PM     (No. 9446733)

I´m really tired of these PC nitwits tearing down our country....no..I mean REALLY tired...

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Reply 37 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 7/28/2013 2:53:59 PM     (No. 9446738)

Let me take a stab at this.

Shulan worked previously with alot of 9/11 photographs...why? Because he liked the carnage. He thought america (small a) needed to be taken down a notch. He dug them.

Of course, a patriotic photo appears, and that doesn´t fit his world view.

Do I ready you about right Mikey?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Penney, 7/28/2013 2:56:03 PM     (No. 9446741)

This IS America!!! ...´You got a problem with that,´ NYC?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: I want to be president, 7/28/2013 3:14:34 PM     (No. 9446753)

Since 9/11 ihave stated to those who would listen- Drop the bomb om them ragheads and tell tag ur it. we can´t do that we are civilized and need to show them respect. I call BS on that.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/28/2013 3:47:32 PM     (No. 9446782)

Re #38, Shulan saw an opportunity and jumped in, collecting and publishing or ? photos of the 9/11 terrorism attack and its aftermath.

$$$$$

He´s a common garden variety parasite.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Pete Stone, 7/28/2013 4:44:38 PM     (No. 9446848)

No. 31 is right. Bush threw away a golden opportunity. Instead he kept reciting the PC mantra: "Islam is a religion of peace." Yeah, right.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: TUSKER, 7/28/2013 5:04:51 PM     (No. 9446865)

Shulan et al is/are idiot(s) and need(s) to be fired right along with Bow-Boy.

Who the h*** made these fools art directors for America?

Bet not one of these yellow-bellied "Weiner" peckerwoods served this country in the military.

America will look best kicking Sharia Islam back into the pre-prophet age where it belongs when those barely bi-pedal mopeds were worshiping a meteorite...wait...they still are.

Get rid of ´em people.

Now.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: starkness, 7/28/2013 6:09:11 PM     (No. 9446920)

or as the first sasquatch inquired: "all this for a flag?"

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Reply 44 - Posted by: yatahay, 7/28/2013 7:53:20 PM     (No. 9447055)

I´ll show em vigilant and vehement if they visit me.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Italiano, 7/28/2013 7:58:07 PM     (No. 9447058)

Why do I suspect that Shulan spent most of his high school years stuffed in his locker?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: bob913, 7/28/2013 8:10:13 PM     (No. 9447071)

I remember how the corrupt news media campaigned not to have the statue that was made from the photo be displayed. Also they wanted to changed WHO raised the flag!!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/28/2013 10:54:51 PM     (No. 9447218)

Please Michael, don´t overthink it. It´s not good for US.

Isn´t it about time Americans went "Rah rah rah" after Zippy has put US down for over four years ?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 7/29/2013 7:07:10 AM     (No. 9447415)

Where do these morons come from?

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When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 7:39:27 PM     Post Reply
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The


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