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No, Thomas Jefferson was NOT the First President to Hold an ‘Iftar Dinner’

June 29, 2016 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Founders, Government Corruption, History, Islam, Koran, Liberals, PCism, President, Progressives, Religion, Society/Culture, Thomas Jefferson, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


No, Thomas Jefferson was NOT the First President to Hold an ‘Iftar Dinner’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Every year he’s been in office, President Obama has hosted an “Iftar dinner” to honor Islam in the White House. Except for the last two years, the President has also led his speech with the outlandish nonsense that in 1805 Thomas Jefferson held the “first Iftar dinner” in the White House. And every time it’s been utter hogwash.

For the 2012 Iftar dinner celebration, for instance, Obama said the following:

As I’ve noted before, Thomas Jefferson once held a sunset dinner here with an envoy from Tunisia — perhaps the first Iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago. And some of you, as you arrived tonight, may have seen our special display, courtesy of our friends at the Library of Congress — the Koran that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. And that’s a reminder, along with the generations of patriotic Muslims in America, that Islam — like so many faiths — is part of our national story.

The reference to Jefferson’s so-called Iftar dinner in the 2012 speech was at least a step closer to reality than in the past when he was less equivocal. In 2010, for instance, Obama said straight out Jefferson’s was the first Iftar dinner.

Tonight, we are reminded that Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity. And Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America. The first Muslim ambassador to the United States, from Tunisia, was hosted by President Jefferson, who arranged a sunset dinner for his guest because it was Ramadan—making it the first known Iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago.

But the fact is Jefferson’s dinner is neither a sure thing nor a “perhaps.” President Thomas Jefferson simply did not hold any Iftar dinner in the White House, nor did he intend to honor Islam that day. To claim that the very first president to authorize war against “the Musselmen””–as he called Muslims–would have hosted a dinner to honor Islam is an absurdity of the first order.
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A Perfect Example of Western Foolishness: NYPost Claims ‘Love Beat ISIS’

June 27, 2016 | Filed Under California, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Gays, Government Corruption, Guns, ISIS, Islam, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, New York, New York City, News, Newspapers, PCism, Progressives, San Francisco, Sharia, Society/Culture, Syria, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


A Perfect Example of Western Foolishness: NYPost Claims ‘Love Beat ISIS’

-By Warner Todd Huston

The halfwits at the New York Post think that because a gay man fled Syria to become the grand marshall of a gay pride parade in the U.S. that “love beat ISIS.” This kid of idiocy is why the west can’t beat ISIS.

In his absurd piece grandiosely entitled, “Love Beats ISIS,” columnist Eric Hegedus gives us the story of 28-year-old Subhi Nahas who fled Syria in 2012 “after enduring years of oppression–both by the government and his own family.”

Hegedus describes the life of fear the young gay man led until he finally made it to the U.S. in 2015. He even reported that a childhood acquaintance of the refugee’s had joined ISIS then threatened to track Nahas down and kill him for being gay.

The other particulars of this young gay Syrian’s life are unimportant to the point that the writer of the piece imagines that his activism for his gay brothers here in the U.S. and in the Middle East somehow “beat ISIS.”
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Passing of Mike Flynn: Family Man, Warrior, Friend

June 24, 2016 | Filed Under Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Passing of Mike Flynn: Family Man, Warrior, Friend

-By Warner Todd Huston


Andrew Breitbart (left) and Mike Flynn.

It is with incredible sadness that I report the passing of my friend Mike Flynn.

**UPDATE** The Flynn family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with education expenses for his children. You can contribute HERE.

Mike was a one of Andrew Breitbart’s first hires for the site Big Government and was instrumental in the slow roll out of the ACORN videos that laid low an entire, entrenched liberal institution of graft and thievery.

But Mike was also a fantastic guy who was passionate about cleaning up Washington and even ran for Congress from Illinois this past cycle.

His widow, Holly, released a statement about her beloved husband’s sudden passing:

It is with extreme sadness and heartbreak to announce that Mike Flynn, an Editor at Breitbart News, unexpectedly passed away Thursday evening.

While Mike had many accomplishments, what he was most proud of, was being an amazing father, husband, son, and friend to all who knew him.

The family wishes for privacy at this difficult time.

Still a member of the Breitbart team despite his run for Congress, Breitbart CEO Larry Solov also released a statement:
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CNN’s Baldwin Worried About ‘What The Gator Was Thinking’ While Killing Boy at Disney World

June 20, 2016 | Filed Under CNN, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


CNN’s Baldwin Worried About ‘What The Gator Was Thinking’ While Killing Boy at Disney World

-By Warner Todd Huston

To show how stupid our leading members of the press are, while reporting last week about the alligator that killed a boy at Florida’s Disney World, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin was all worried about “what the gator was thinking” as he tried to eat the child.

No, seriously. She was wondering what the gator… was… thinking.

During her June 14 show, Baldwin was talking to wildlife expert Tim Williams and she blurted out this high level of stupidity…

“There were signs, ‘no swimming.’ I don’t know if there were no wildlife signs. I realize that when you come to Florida, Florida has a lot of gators. What do you think–if the child was walking around the periphery of this lagoon, it was nighttime, what would the gator be thinking?”

Again, she was wondering what would the gator… be… thinking!
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Lifelong Democrat Operative and ‘Journalist’ Chuck Todd Says Supporting Trump is ‘Choosing Party Over the Country’

June 19, 2016 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Donald Trump, Elections, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Hillary Clinton, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, NBC, Paul Ryan, President, Progressives, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Lifelong Democrat Operative and ‘Journalist’ Chuck Todd Says Supporting Trump is ‘Choosing Party Over the Country’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Having started his professional life as a Democrat campaign worker back in the 1990s, NBC’s Chuck Todd has been a lifelong Democrat operative. Now, this political hack posing as a “journalist” is saying that anyone who supports Trump in 2016 is choosing “party over country.”

You read that right. A guy who has played sellout to the Democrat Party for over 30 years is calling Republicans sellouts if they vote for Trump.

The startling and hypocritical statement came during an interview with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan–himself a sellout who has put party over principle–on this weekend’s “Meet The Press.”

After Ryan said he would support Trump for the GOP nomination and then for president, Todd blurted out this little gem: “you just made a case though for party over country.”

Ryan sensibly disabused the Democrat operative working for NBC that his claim was specious saying, “No I didn’t! I know Hillary Clinton won’t agree with anything we want to do. She’ll put a bad judge on the Supreme Court. She won’t agree with any of the conservative reforms we’re trying to do.”
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Happy Father’s Day

June 19, 2016 | Filed Under Fathers Day, Holiday, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Happy Father’s Day

Fathers may be unimportant to Democrats and liberals, but here they are king… especially in their day.

Happy Father’s Day, readers!


An Example of How the Lying Media Has Warped the Orlando Shooting to its Own Ends

June 18, 2016 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, California, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Florida, Gays, Government Corruption, ISIS, Islam, Islamofascism, Journalism, Koran, Liberals, Los Angeles, Media, Media Bias, Pakistan, Progressives, Race, Racism, Religion, Sharia, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


An Example of How the Lying Media Has Warped the Orlando Shooting to its Own Ends

-By Warner Todd Huston

There is a new piece in the L.A. Times that is distressing at the least, but also shows how the liars in the Media and the American political left (but I repeat myself) have distorted the Muslim terror attack in Orlando into a message that the U.S. Constitution is bad, Americans are evil, and guns, guns, guns.

The proper lesson from the ISIS/Islam-inspired terror attack by an American-born, Muslim extremist and all around mentally sick individual is that Islam is a cancer on humanity. But instead of the proper focus on the root cause of the mass murder of 49 people in an Orlando gay nightclub in Florida we get effluvia and puffery disguised as analysis and outright lies peddled as causation.

This is clearly evinced in a piece written by The Times’ so called “national race and justice correspondent,” Jaweed Kaleem–just another mediot obviously trying to absolve Islam for the attacks.
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Gays Immediately Blame Christians for Muslim Terror Attack on Florida Gay Bar

June 12, 2016 | Filed Under Christianity, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Florida, Gays, ISIS, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, Religion, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Gays Immediately Blame Christians for Muslim Terror Attack on Florida Gay Bar

-By Warner Todd Huston

As the news broke that there had been a mass shooting at a gay bar in Florida, the gay community instantly erupted in accusations that Christians were responsible for the murderous act.

Only minutes after she learned of the shooting, political activist Suzanna H Porter jumped to her Twitter account to tweet that the man who shot up the Pulse gay bar in Orlando was an anti-LGBT white guy.

Hours later, once she was proven to be an alarmist liar, Porter deleted her entire Twitter account in shame.

But Porter wasn’t alone.

A tweet from Hoosiers for Hillary posted that the terror attack was directed at Gay Pride month when we now know it was not.

Further, a commenter on the gay news Twitter feed “Pink News” insisted “Christians planned this.”

There were many more like this, of course. These are just the few I highlight here.

The idiotic lies these people were spouting were reflected in early media accounts of this story, too. Early on Sunday morning MSNBC had Jim Cavanaugh, a so-called “law enforcement expert” for the network, on TV and he said the shooting was likely a white guy who hated gays.

In the end, we all now know that this act of terror was committed by an ISIS-connected Muslim from Florida who is a registered Democrat voter.
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Old Navy Clothing Store Disses Dads, Turns Father’s Day Into Second Mother’s Day

June 11, 2016 | Filed Under Business, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Family, Fathers Day, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Mothers Day, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Old Navy Clothing Store Disses Dads, Turns Father’s Day Into Second Mother’s Day

-By Warner Todd Huston

Old Navy clothing chain has joined the growing list of left-wingers who say fathers are unnecessary by turning Father’s Day into just a second Mother’s Day with its new Father’s Day shirt line that disses dads and exults moms.

You see? Fathers are not important to Old Navy. Even Father’s Day is just another Mother’s Day. Fathers are dirt, not worth their own day, after all.

It’s just another sad example of the left’s drive to devalue fatherhood.

Is there any wonder why millions of American males are now just sperm donors who flit from one slutty woman to the next, fathering children without bothering to stick around and raise them? And why not? When at every turn young men are hit with “girl power” and told women don’t need men, why not just roam the field and get as much sex as you can free of any responsibilities? I mean, if women don’t need men, then why can’t men just use women for sex and then leave them on the side of the road when they are done with them? Haven’t women just universally become prostitutes at the end of the day?

Of course, a moral, and caring man understands why the above is not a proper way to act. But such morality is hard to impress upon young men who are trained not to value their own role in the family.

But this is what Democrats and the left want. They want the destruction of the family. They want women saddled with half a dozen kids from half a dozen “fathers.” Liberals want women who cannot succeed in life and are weighed down by unnecessary trials and tribulations. They want single mothers. Why? Because those single mothers will be reliant on government to get by in day to day life.

Democrats and liberals hate fathers because fathers take responsibility for their families and help make their families achieve success without the help of government. And the left cannot stand it when people are self-reliant and don’t need government.
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Ike’s D-Day Letter to the Troops, June 6, 1944

June 6, 2016 | Filed Under History, Warner Todd Huston, WWII | Comments Off on


Ike’s D-Day Letter to the Troops, June 6, 1944

-By Warner Todd Huston

With all the weakling college students whining about “safe spaces” today, it is incumbent upon us to remember that there were no safe spaces on the beaches of Normandy.

As the troops prepared to shove off, many for their final act, commander in chief Dwight Eisenhower distributed a letter to buck up the spirit of the troops and to remind them of how important their efforts was.

Here is that letter (double click to see the letter full size):


D-Day Anniversary: For Remembering D-Day With Ike and Reagan

June 6, 2016 | Filed Under Warner Todd Huston, WWII | Comments Off on


D-Day Anniversary: For Remembering D-Day With Ike and Reagan

-By Paul Kengor

For me, Memorial Day happens twice within a week. The first, the official holiday at the end of May, is quickly reinforced a week later, every June 6: D-Day.

Of all the wartime anniversaries, none strike me quite like D-Day–the invasion of Normandy, the liberation of France, the final push to defeat Nazi Germany. It was June 6, 1944, a date that sticks like December 7, like July 4, like September 11. The mix of extreme sorrow and triumph has been unforgettably replicated on film by Steven Spielberg in the stunning opening of Saving Private Ryan.

What must it have been like to be among those first waves at the beaches? Indescribable, simply indescribable.
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Remembering D-Day, June 6, 1944

June 6, 2016 | Filed Under Germany, History, Italy, Warner Todd Huston, WWII | Comments Off on


Remembering D-Day, June 6, 1944


Foolish Sci Fi Geeks Celebrate Chinese Government’s New Sci Fi ‘Award’

June 5, 2016 | Filed Under Art, Books, China, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, Gawker, Journalism, Liberals, Magazines, Media, Media Bias, Movies, Progressives, Regulation, Socialism, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Foolish Sci Fi Geeks Celebrate Chinese Government’s New Sci Fi ‘Award’

-By Warner Todd Huston

A left-wing science fiction site hosted by the Gawker chain of websites recently posted a silly, fawning article revealing that the Chinese government is sponsoring a new “major science fiction award.” It was a piece that wholly ignored the autocratic and murderous history of the Chinese government and ridiculously treated this “award” as a legitimate celebration of the arts.

The website i09,com posted a piece (June 4, “The Chinese Government is Setting Up Its Own Major Science Fiction Award“) by blogger Andrew Liptak who revealed himself to be absolutely clueless about how oppressive China is and seemed to assume that China–being just like every western country–is just doing the world a service with its new “award” instead of creating a scheme whereby an authoritarian government will control “art”–or at the very least holding up state propaganda as worthy of awards.

“This is pretty interesting,” Liptak says as he begins his slobbering article, “during the latest national congress of the China Association for Science and Technology, chairman Han Qide announced that the country would be setting up a program to promote science fiction and fantasy, including the creation of a new major award.”

Now, let’s first wonder exactly what liberals like Mr. Liptak and his audience would say if the U.S. government–or any western government, for that matter–were to announce it intended to meddle in a field of literature like this. Mr. Liptak would be one of the first to denounce the intentions and to scream that said government would be merely spreading propaganda and not the art of literature. Or at the very least he’d be uncomfortable with the idea of a government promoting art for fear that it would eventually turn to pushing pro-government propaganda.

But in Liptak’s piece we get not a whiff that he should be worried that the Chinese government would use its award not to celebrate art on its own merit but rather to further the communist government’s message.
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Guy Ritchie’s ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Movie Premiere Swag

June 4, 2016 | Filed Under Entertainment, Movies, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Guy Ritchie’s ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Movie Premiere Swag

-By Warner Todd Huston

Fans of the hit 1960s TV show “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” had been waiting nearly 50 years to finally get a new adventure and the many decades of waiting finally ended in August of 2015 when director Guy Ritchie’s re-telling of the TV series debuted on movie screens the world over. This page is dedicated to some of the swag given out to those lucky who were invited to the film’s various premieres across the world.

I personally didn’t make any of the premieres and had to watch the movie like a commoner (after it opened wide in theaters), but I have come across a large number of the items that fans and moviegoers were given at the special screenings as the movie burst forth to great reviews… and, sadly, low audience turnout.

Here is the official trailer of the film to whet your appetite…

As I said, most reviewers loved Ritchie’s vision of U.N.C.L.E. calling it a smart, sexy, 1960s spy extravaganza. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, not enough movie goers turned up at theaters to make it a hit. Oh, it was no dismal failure, but for old time U.N.C.L.E. fans who were hoping this film would spur a new series of big screen adventures, well, let’s just say the hope ended in disappointment.

There could be a sequel, yet, but it doesn’t look good.

Anyway, here is a photo essay of the items handed out at the premieres and a few other assorted items associated with the film. I’ll start with the most common items and after that get to the ones which are a bit farther and fewer between.


One of the 27 X 40 movie posters seen outside the theaters. This one was also handed out in an 11X17 version at theaters (I also have that one).


Another one of the more common posters for the film


These vinyl signs where what one would see in the frames over the door of the theater at the local multiplex. These, of course, weren’t given to moviegoers.


These gray T-Shirts were handed out by the hundreds and are the most common shirt for the new U.N.C.L.E.


There’s no spy stealth if you’re wearing THESE big buttons on your shirt, but fans will know ya, anyway!


Sunglasses were featured heavily in this stylish flick, so the promo department made up some special U.N.C.L.E. sunglasses for fans to take home.


Of course, no smart phone was in the movie as it was an early 1960s period piece, but everyone has cell phones today, right? These were all over the place.


Some moviegoers were luck enough to be given one of these very nice hot/cold metal tumblers.


Every spy needs to stay hydrated, so these water bottles were also given to fans.


Now we are starting to get to the items that were given out in smaller numbers. This all black T-Shirt with yellow lettering isn’t nearly as common as the gray one above.


For those who had too many U.N.C.L.E. items to carry, these handy vinyl shoulder bags were also distributed.


Just in case you need to take some notes in your spy notebook, they gave out these ball point pens, too.


If you were lucky, you were handed a nice, high quality black baseball cap with your favorite U.N.C.L.E. slogan embroidered onto it.


Now we are back to cell phones, again. Even though you aren’t supposed to use your phone in the theater, they did give out a few external cell phone re-chargers like this one. But not many of these were given out.


I think these computer memory sticks were only given to fans in Europe. But I may be wrong about that.


This external iPhone speaker does not have the U.N.C.L.E. logo on it. The outside clamshell, though, is also white like many of the other plastic items, so it does match the color scheme of many of the handouts.


One of the very cool costume choices in the film was Illya’s flat cap. So, anticipating that, the promo department made up at least two different versions of it for fans. These were not handed out a whole lot, though. The darker gray one is of higher quality that the tannish one, I must say.


The swag-makers also made a special shirt for girls, too, and this is the girl’s T-Shirt. It is a long sleeved affair that is long enough to go over the girl’s hips and is slightly flared-out at the bottom almost skirt-like. It has the yellow segment at the bottom with the U.N.C.L.E. logo printed on it.


Fans in Australia were the lucky recipients of this gold vinyl makeup case, apparently trying to raise interest in the female fans.


The next few things were handed out only to the press as far as I know. This full-sized, serviceable backpack is an example.


This is a very nice Stormtech 35L Waterproof, Rolltop Backpack (WXP-1). Not a ton of these were made, for sure.


Now, I don’t have this item–YET–but members of the press (at least in New Zealand) were also given an U.N.C.L.E. umbrella. This is a photo of Threads editor Megan Robinson who received her U.N.C.L.E. umbrella when she attended the movie premiere in New Zealand. You can’t clearly see all of the parasol, but you get the idea from Megan’s snap shot.(Photo used by permission)


Here is a sleeve of unused movie postcards. I am somewhat unclear of where these came from, though.


Next are some items only the cast and crew of the film received (and me, of course).This hoodie sweat jacket was only given to set visitors and movie cast and crew members.


This is a pretty rare Barbour Liddesdale Crew Jacket also given out only to those who worked on the film itself.


Here is an example of one of the booklets used to help crew members plan their work days.

So, there you have it, folks. If you went to one of the many premieres across the world in 2015, you might have gone home with some or all of these items.

I must say that I know vaguely of a few other items connected to the shoot. Apparently Henry Cavill (Napoleon Solo) gave the cast and crew a special limited edition coin as a keepsake for working on the film. I’ve never seen it and only heard tell of it. Also there was some sort of photo book assembled for the crew at the end of the project. That is another item I only heard of second hand and have never seen. There may have been a few other stray items here and there and if I learn more about them or actually get my hands on any, I’ll update this post.

Finally, if you have or know of more swag from the 2015 U.N.C.L.E. premiere that I don’t have here, do contact me and let me know.


The Lack of Logic in the World of #NeverTrump

June 4, 2016 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Donald Trump, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government Corruption, Hillary Clinton, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The Lack of Logic in the World of #NeverTrump

-By Warner Todd Huston

It seems to me there are some major logical disconnects in the world of #NeverTrump that simply boggle the mind. In fact, in many ways these disconnects make hypocrites out of the #NeverTrumpers.

Before I get to the topic at hand, let me say I fully understand the reasons they don’t like Trump. In fact, I share their sentiment in many ways and I did not support Trump in the primaries. I have also written against him in years past, so there’s that. He seems to me to be more or less a non-commital liberal. He’s no conservative and I prefer conservatives.

I say this to note that I understand their anti-Trump sentiment. Further I agree that if they can’t vote for him they shouldn’t. But I have a major problem with some of their claims for pushing a third candidate–most especially one that is to come out of the blue and at the last second.

One of the main points many #NeverTrumpers use to eschew Trump is that, despite his coming out on top in the primaries, millions of voters voted for other candidates instead of Trump. This, they say, means “most”–or at least a large portion–of the GOP voter base did not want Trump and therefore he isn’t the most popular candidate among the center-right wing of the U.S. electorate.

So, they say Trump is illegitimate because he didn’t *really* get the majority of the GOP primary votes. OK, well and good. Let’s go with that.

Yet, on the other hand, they say they want to run a third party candidate and they say this mythic candidate can win if they focus their campaign only on the states with the largest Electoral College votes. That way he doesn’t have to run a “national” campaign and can focus on a strategic campaign that uses the rules to win instead of one that aims to sweep the whole country and get the largest number of votes.
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Happy Memorial Day, 2016

May 30, 2016 | Filed Under Holiday, Memorial Day, Military, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Happy Memorial Day, 2016

As we take the day off to celebrate Memorial Day, we wish you and your family a great day.

Our Other Memorial Day Posts


Time to Remember The Many Americans Buried in U.S. Military Cemeteries Across the World

May 30, 2016 | Filed Under Adolph Hitler, Air Force, Army, Britain, Coast Guard, Education, Europe, France, Germany, History, Holiday, Japan, Marines, Memorial Day, Middle East, Military, National Guard, Navy, Veterans, Vietnam, Vietnam War, Warner Todd Huston, WWI, WWII | Comments Off on


Time to Remember The Many Americans Buried in U.S. Military Cemeteries Across the World

-By Warner Todd Huston

“From these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.”–Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address

As we prepare to celebrate Memorial Day to pause in thanks for the sacrifices made by millions of Americans who died while fighting to preserve freedom, a documentary called “These Hallowed Grounds” reminds us that our war dead are not just interred here at home, but are spread across the world on battlefields almost lost to the memory of far too many of us.

When we think of our military cemeteries, those final resting places of so many American heroes, we usually think of Arlington National Cemetery, certainly. But do we think of the hundreds of American military cemeteries in such places as France, the Philippines, and other nations across the world? Sadly, not many of us do.

If you are like many of us, you may not be very well informed about all the many American cemeteries erected to memorialize our legions of war dead. To correct that deficit the PBS documentary “These Hallowed Grounds” is an excellent way to learn about these bucolic and solemn memorials.

Most Americans know of the World War Two cemetery at Omaha Beach, Normandy, site of one of the 1944 D-Day landings. But there are some twenty-one other cemeteries in eight other countries memorializing our dead from World Wars One and Two and the documentary tells the powerful tale of many of them.

Our many war cemeteries are maintained by the U.S. government’s American Battle Monuments Commission and contain monuments to some 125,000 American war dead. The names of another 94,000 missing soldiers are inscribed into the Walls Of The Missing at these locations and this film takes viewers on an important journey across the world to see and learn about them.
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Memorial Day Special: THIS Is What American Troops Are Made Of…

May 30, 2016 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Holiday, Marines, Memorial Day, Military, Navy, Patriotism, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Memorial Day Special: THIS Is What American Troops Are Made Of…

-By Warner Todd Huston

To honor our troops for this year, I am going to share this story about their mettle. What follows are excerpts from remarks by Marine Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly made to the Semper Fi Society of St. Louis on November 13, 2010. While leading his platoon on a combat patrol, Kelly’s son, Marine 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly, had been killed in action four days earlier in Sangin, in southern Afghanistan. Lt. Kelly was only 29-years-old.

Giving Thanks for Our Warriors

“Those with less of a sense of service to the nation never understand it when men and women of character step forward to look danger and adversity straight in the eye, refusing to blink, or give ground, even to their own deaths… No, they are not victims but are warriors, your warriors, and warriors are never victims regardless of how and where they fall. Death, or fear of death, has no power over them. Their paths are paved by sacrifice, sacrifices they gladly make… for you….

“Two years ago when I was the commander of all U.S. and Iraqi forces, in fact, the 22nd of April 2008, two Marine infantry battalions, 1/9 ‘The Walking Dead,’ and 2/8 were switching out in Ramadi… Two Marines, Corporal Jonathan Yale and Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter, 22 and 20 years old respectively, one from each battalion, were assuming the watch together at the entrance gate of an outpost that contained a makeshift barracks housing 50 Marines… Yale was a dirt poor mixed-race kid from Virginia with a wife and daughter, and a mother and sister who lived with him and he supported as well. He did this on a yearly salary of less than $23,000. Haerter, on the other hand, was a middle-class white kid from Long Island. They were from two completely different worlds… But they were Marines, combat Marines, forged in the same crucible of Marine training, and because of this bond they were brothers as close, or closer, than if they were born of the same woman.
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The Illinois Civil War General Who Helped Create Memorial Day

May 30, 2016 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Civil War, Coast Guard, Holiday, Marines, Memorial Day, Military, Navy, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The Illinois Civil War General Who Helped Create Memorial Day

-By Warner Todd Huston

A few years after the Civil War as the nation started upon its long road toward reconciliation, rebuilding, and healing the wife of one of the war’s union generals noticed the touching devotion of Confederate widows, wives and their children as each year they came together to place flowers and little flags at the graves of their fallen. Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan was so moved by the devotion she witnessed that she urged her husband, Illinois General John A. “Blackjack” Logan, to look into creating what was to become Memorial Day.

General Logan was a Senator from Illinois and eventually became a candidate for Vice President on the 1884 Republican ticket, losing to Grover Cleveland and another Illinoisan, Vice President Adlai Stevenson. But before all that Logan was instrumental in creating Decoration Day, the celebration of the nation’s war dead that eventually became Memorial Day.

The following is the general order that Logan issued in 1868.

HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868

The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.

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THIS Is Why You Should Hate All Leftists…

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Canada, Children, Civil Rights, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Freedom, Government Corruption, Islam, Islamofascism, Koran, Law, Liberals, Liberty, Marriage, PCism, Progressives, Rape, Regulation, Religion, Sex Offenders/Rape, Sharia, Society/Culture, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off on


THIS Is Why You Should Hate All Leftists…

-By Warner Todd Huston

There has been a lot of ink spilled about the stupidity of being politically correct (also known as “PC”) and while it is without question many leftist purveyors of this concept imagine they are doing Gia’s work by pushing PCism, the plain fact is it is dangerous thinking and, even worse, illogical and stupid. And Canada’s left-wing Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, gives us the umpteenth reason why you should hate liberals and their idiocy.

The problem with PCism, of course, is that the process becomes the goal. Instead of doing actual good, what you end up with is people more worried about the process and verbiage of PCism than in what being PC will actually do in a real world situation. It leads to mindlessness, not solutions.

Nt long ago the Canadian PM gave us a perfect example of supplanting process with real world solutions when he said Muslim “honor killings” aren’t barbaric. His intentions were to be fair to Muslims, but his actual words ended up excusing the murder of women for daring to love someone other than whom their parents chose.

Trudeau’s stupidity came after a Canadian agency wrote a citizenship guide that said the government doesn’t condone cultural practices that are “barbaric.” The barbarism in question included “spousal abuse, ‘honor killings,’ female genital mutilation, forced marriage or other gender-based violence.”

Now, no western society… in fact, no sane human… should condone any of those things and, yes, they are all barbaric.
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Shift in U.S. Against WWII A-Bombing of Japan is a VERY Bad Sign

May 28, 2016 | Filed Under Afghanistan, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Education, Freedom, George W. Bush, Government, Government Corruption, Holiday, Iraq, Islamofascism, Japan, Liberals, Memorial Day, Military, Nuclear Bomb, President, Progressives, Public School, Republicans, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston, WWII | Comments Off on


Shift in U.S. Against WWII A-Bombing of Japan is a VERY Bad Sign

-By Warner Todd Huston

On the even of Memorial Day when we take a moment in our busy lives to remember the sacrifice made by millions of soldiers who lost their lives in war since our nation was founded, President Obama went on another apology tour, this time to grovel in front of the Japanese in abject despair for dropping the atomic bomb on them during WWII. Sadly, too many Americans are just as foolish as he if the results of a new poll are any indication. It is all proof that the U.S. is losing its grip on reality.

Before I get too much farther into this business, let me just say to Japan that I am not sorry we destroyed two of your major cities with the A-Bomb. I don’t have even a tiny bit of sympathy for Japan’s loss. They started the war, they murdered and enslaved millions (not hyperbole), they attacked us, and even as their forces were clearly beaten they refused to surrender which would have necessitated perhaps a million more casualties should the U.S. have had to invade to pacify them. They even refused to surrender after we wiped out Hiroshima with a single bomb forcing us to do it again at Nagasaki.

Actions have consequences and Japan’s actions led to what they deserved. Period.

Unfortunately, today too many Americans are starting to regret the A-Bombing of Japan, the bombing that saved the lives of so many Americans and Japanese both. A new poll finds a bare one percent more Americans now disapprove of the bombing than approve.

A new CBS News poll found only 43 percent of Americans still approve of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki while 44 percent disapprove. This year’s result compares to 53 percent approving of the bombing in 1990 with 41 percent disapproving.

This is a travesty created by our failed miseducation system.
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New Issue of Marvel’s Captain America Says Criticism of Syrian Refugees is Like Nazism

May 25, 2016 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Art, Books, Comic Books, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Hollywood, Liberals, Magazines, Movies, Progressives, Rape, Syria, TV, Video, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


New Issue of Marvel’s Captain America Says Criticism of Syrian Refugees is Like Nazism

-By Warner Todd Huston

Marvel Comics is once again re-launching its universe of comic books and in the newest iteration of Captain America readers are told that those who oppose the importation of Muslim “refugees” are somehow as bad as the Nazis.

This month issue number one of the new title Steve Rogers: Captain America will feature long-time Cappy foe the Red Skull, a super villain who originated as a Nazi bad guy in World War Two. And as the preview at Comic Book Resources reveals, the evil Nazi Red Skull delivers a major anti-refugee speech.

“I have just come from Europe–my homeland, in fact,” Red Skull says to a group of thuggish acolytes in the upcoming issue. “And do you know what I saw there? It was an invading army. These so-called ‘refugees’–millions of them–marching across the continent, bringing their fanatical beliefs and their crime with them. They attack our women, and bomb our cities. And how do our leaders respond? Do they push them back and enforce the borders, as is our sovereign duty? Of course not. They say, ‘Here, take our food. Take our shelter. Take our way of life, and then take our lives.’ Despicable.”

Red Skull goes on to ridicule “tolerance” and incite race hate by encouraging the group of men to start a new race war in the name of the evil organization Hydra, another one of Steve Rogers’ long-time foes.

Apparently, as far as Marvel Comics is concerned, if you oppose bringing in hundreds of thousands of illegal Muslim immigrants, then you are as bad as an evil Nazi war criminal.
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In Transgender Argument, a Perfect Example of Liberal Hypocrisy

May 20, 2016 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Children, Conservatives, Courts, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, Gays, Gender, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Journalism, Judges, Law, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mental Health, Progressives, Regulation, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


In Transgender Argument, a Perfect Example of Liberal Hypocrisy

-By Warner Todd Huston

An article in The New York Times extolling the virtues of pushing transgenderism on high school teens featured a paragraph that perfectly illustrates the hypocrisy of the liberal argument, not just on this issue, but writ large.

According to The New York Times, some students at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester, Vermont, were incensed that school administrators had implemented a transgender policy to allow a single female student who claims to be a boy to use the boys bathrooms and locker rooms at the school.

The school has broken down into two camps, according to the paper’s article, one side in favor of the so-called transgender student and the other against her right to claim to be a male.

Now, the chief argument that leftists make to legitimize forcing all schools in America to implement pro-transgender policies is that we can’t discriminate against kids who feeeel they should be a different sex than what they were born as simply because they feeeel they are right. We are to take their word for their feeeeeelings because if we don’t we are discriminating against them.

This, they say, is *just like* implementing civil rights for blacks. Because, you see, we can’t penalize kids for being transgender because if we do we are punishing them for *what they are* just like we did when African Americans had their rights quashed. Further, we can’t take away these kids’ “freedom” to decide to be the opposite sex nor can we oppose their right to free speech.

But buried in the Times story was a telling paragraph (my bold):
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U.S. Appeals Court Rules Americans Have a Right to Buy and Sell Firearms

May 16, 2016 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, California, Constitution, Courts, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Founders, Freedom, Government Corruption, Gun Control, Guns, Judges, Law, Liberals, PCism, Police State, Policy, Progressives, Regulation, Security/Safety, Society/Culture, Thomas Jefferson, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


U.S. Appeals Court Rules Americans Have a Right to Buy and Sell Firearms

-By Warner Todd Huston

In a new ruling the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit maintained that Americans have a Constitutional right to acquire and sell arms.

The Ninth Circuit Court remanded the case of Teixeira v. County of Alameda back to a lower court informing it the court that the Second Amendment and its history protects the rights of Americans to self-defense including the “right to acquire weapons” as well as own them.

This puts a dent in the city of Alameda’s regulations that practically bans the opening of any gun store in the city.
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Hillary’s Opponents Shrink From Attacking Her

May 16, 2016 | Filed Under Donald Trump, Gary Krasner, Hillary Clinton | Comments Off on


Hillary’s Opponents Shrink From Attacking Her

-By Gary Krasner

The MSM is clearly blacklisting most of the Clinton scandals. But we can’t let her political opponents off the hook—-Bernie, and even Trump.

Trump has a feast to choose from. Of the two articles I am citing (Is Bill Clinton A Sexual Predator Or Just A Sex Addict? and
Hillary Helps a Bank–and Then It Funnels Millions to the Clintons), I chose the current scandal in which Bill flew to pedophile island where young teens are held prisoner for the purpose of Bill and friend Epstein to rape them.

Democrats have a method when republicans do bad things. They ask OTHER republicans–who are not involved in the bad deed–if they would condemn the accused for his bad deed.

It’s a trap question. If you don’t condemn, then you appear to condone the (alleged) bad behavior. If you condemn, then Dems succeeded in isolating and destroying a republican (the accused).

It matters not whether the allegation is true. It matters not that the accused acted alone. Dems and MSM make every republican responsible for the alleged deed, just by being in the same party.

DUMDUM Trump, the novice apprentice in politics, is unaware of this tactic. It’s obvious, because he has a wealth of opportunities to adopt that tactic against Hillary, to isolate and destroy her.
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Study: Immigrants Use 41% More in Welfare Benefits Than U.S. Born Recipients

May 9, 2016 | Filed Under Amnesty, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Central America, Children, Congress, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Freedom, Government Corruption, Immigration/Immigrants, Jobs, Liberals, Mexico, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston, Welfare | Comments Off on


Study: Immigrants Use 41% More in Welfare Benefits Than U.S. Born Recipients

-By Warner Todd Huston

A new study on the use of welfare benefits by illegal and legal immigrants in the U.S. finds that households headed by immigrants use an average of $6,200 in benefits annually, fully 41 percent higher than the rate used by native born welfare recipients.

This study comes on the heels of another study finding that 51 percent of immigrant households are signed up for at least one welfare program.

“Immigrants are such heavy users of welfare not because they don’t work, but because, on average, they have little education and thus earn low wages,” said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). “If we continue to permit large numbers of less-educated people to move here from abroad, we have to accept that there will be huge and ongoing costs to taxpayers.”

The study, based on the Census Bureau’s 2012 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), notes that the higher use of welfare benefits because by and large the current wave of immigrants are less educated and have fewer needed job skills and are therefore more apt to apply for welfare benefits.
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Few Other Retailers Joining Target With Pro-Transgender Bathroom Policy

May 8, 2016 | Filed Under Business, Children, Civil Rights, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, Gays, Jobs, Law, Liberals, Progressives, Sex Offenders/Rape, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Few Other Retailers Joining Target With Pro-Transgender Bathroom Policy

-By Warner Todd Huston

Target’s unpopular decision to force its customer base of mothers and children into mixed-sex bathrooms and changing rooms is creating a huge economic opportunity for other firms — but none have announced plans to exploit the opportunity, according to a survey of press aides and marketing experts.

Still, as retail giant Target continues to stand behind its transgender-friendly bathroom policy allowing shoppers and employees who claim to be transgender choose whatever bathroom they want to use at any given time, few other large retailers are standing with Target and announcing their own such policies.

Some few have announced their own transgender bathroom policies if perhaps informally, including Barnes & Noble booksellers, Hudson’s Bay Co. department stores (owner of Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue), and perhaps unsurprisingly the liberal Starbucks coffee company.

As USA Today reported, Starbucks spokeswoman Jaime Riley said the coffee giant is “looking into additional opportunities to have more gender-neutral signage in our restrooms where jurisdictions allow it.”
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CA School OKays Hispanic Students Wearing ‘Dump Trump’ Shirts Even as U.S. Flag Shirts Banned

May 7, 2016 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, California, Constitution, Courts, Democrats/Leftists, Donald Trump, Education, Elections, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, GOP, Judges, Liberals, President, Progressives, Public School, Republicans, Rights, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


CA School OKays Hispanic Students Wearing ‘Dump Trump’ Shirts Even as U.S. Flag Shirts Banned

-By Warner Todd Huston

A California high school has agreed to allow Hispanic students to wear their “Dump Trump” T-Shirts on campus despite a dress code that seems to prohibit them. The controversy is set against a backdrop of a federal court ruling banning U.S. flag shirts in California schools.

Sean Boulton, the principal of Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, a town south of Los Angeles, decided to acquiesce to the request of a group of Hispanic students who wanted to wear their shirts denigrating GOP front runner Donald Trump even as the school’s dress code could be read as prohibiting them.

The school’s dress code for the 2015/16 school year puts a ban on clothing with “inappropriate graphics” and clothing with messages that “denigrates others on account of gender, sexual orientation, race color, religion, ancestry, national origin, handicap or disadvantage.”

Despite those rules, school authorities are now allowing students to wear shirts attacking Trump and his voters.
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How Trump Put Himself in a Corner in Coming Fight With Hillary

May 5, 2016 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Donald Trump, Elections, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Hillary Clinton, Liberals, President, Progressives, Uncategorized, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


How Trump Put Himself in a Corner in Coming Fight With Hillary

-By Warner Todd Huston

He may not be smart enough to realize it yet, but Donald Trump has put himself in a tricky position as he prepares for his looming fight with Hillary Clinton in the coming general election campaign. No matter which way he goes — or if he tries a mixture of approaches — he has a problem.

Trump spent his entire primary campaign shooting from the lip, excoriating his opponents in vulgar terms, bald-faced lying about them, and acting the tough guy. Granted it seemed to work for him as his most ardent followers Obama-like didn’t seem much interested in a serious campaign. It was all about how he made them feeeeeel. But whether Trump likes it or not, the upcoming campaign will not be the same type of campaign he’s waged thus far. Unfortunately for him, no matter what he does he is bound to get in major trouble.

If Trump continues using the same substance free, personal attacks he used during the primary, but aims it instead at Hillary, the media will utterly slay him over it. Unlike how the media gave him a pass for his attacks on Republicans, they’ll do no such thing if he trots out this stuff on Hillary. Of course, the media’s excoriation will just be manna from heaven as far as his most solid supporters are concerned. They’ll point to that and cry that they’ve been right to support Trump all along because “they” are all out to get Trump.

So, in the case of a Trump general election campaign configured as am exact clone of his primary campaign, his followers won’t be the problem for him. It’ll be the uncommitted middle that will shy from such a campaign and that will be a problem for his election. If Trump goes on a major name calling binge against Hillary he will lose anyone who already finds politics disgusting and Trump desperately needs these voters to beat an increasingly bifurcated electoral map.
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Watch: Dem Chair Gets Cornered On Fox News, Has To Admit Something BIG About Hillary She Didn’t Want To

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, FBI, Foreign Policy, Government, Government Corruption, Hillary Clinton, Homeland Security, Liberals, Policy, President, Progressives, Security/Safety, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Watch: Dem Chair Gets Cornered On Fox News, Has To Admit Something BIG About Hillary She Didn’t Want To

-By Warner Todd Huston

Recently Democrat National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D, FL, was cornered on Fox News about the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s violations of national security and Schultz slipped up big time in her reply giving an admission that Hillary won’t want to hear..

Schultz appeared on “Fox News Sunday” to defend Hillary Clinton but didn’t do a very good job. Other than sounding a bit halting and confused with her delivery, the core of her argument was that with her email use Hillary didn’t do anything differently than other high profile members of government. But Schultz defeated her own claims with one little line.

First off Schultz said it was “ludicrous” for the FBI to investigate Hillary’s breach of national security laws for sending classified information over a private email server housed in her own home and then deleting tens of thousands of them so they could never be seen.
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