VIDEO: Garbage man hailed for simple act of respect and patriotism

OREGON – A garbage man, who says he was just doing what he was taught to do, is being hailed for his simple act of patriotism after it was caught on video.

Garbage man Jeremy Fischer found an American flag close to the trash which had blown off of a nearby flagpole while he was working on his route. Instead of leaving the flag on the ground where he discovered it, Fischer picked the flag up, and after folding it military style, laid it on the porch of the home.

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About to blow a gasket…

This afternoon, I read,The GOP’s Sham Denunciation of Ted Nugent“, by Earl Ofari Hutchinson and felt like blowing a gasket.

Then I read, “Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. He is a frequent MSNBC contributor. He is an associate editor of New America Media. He is a weekly co-host of the Al Sharpton Show on American Urban Radio Network. He is the host of the weekly Hutchinson Report on KTYM 1460 AM Radio Los Angeles and KPFK-Radio and the Pacifica Network.”

Nevermind.  His opinion isn’t worth a perfectly good gasket.

Student: Textbook claims Reagan was sexist, conservatives ‘pessimistic’


Student: Textbook claims Reagan was sexist, conservatives ‘pessimistic’

Posted: Feb 21, 2014 1:31 PM CST
Updated: Feb 21, 2014 6:42 PM CST

By Mary King – email
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -Sophomore University of South Carolina student Anna Chapman says as she read through her “Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare” textbook last fall, she couldn’t believe what she saw.

“I am all for free speech, but not when opinion is presented as fact in a textbook,” said Chapman.

When asked what didn’t line up, Chapman first pointed out a passage about President Ronald Reagan.

“He viewed American males as rugged individuals who could accomplish almost anything if they tried,” said Chapman, reading from the book “Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives” by Karen K. Kirst-Ashman. “Similarly, he ascribed to women primarily domestic functions and failed to appoint many women to significant positions of power during his presidency.”

On, the site shares how Reagan’s nomination of the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice “shattered a glass ceiling.” Other sites acknowledge he nominated 1,400 women to high-level, policy-making positions.

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Carrie’s Take: Rewriting history in the classroom?

Mind Games: The Helplessness of Living in this World

I overheard a host on CNN repeating that Ted Cruz had caused the government shutdown.  No, he didn’t.  Harry Reid refused to allow a vote, unless it was his way.  If there couldn’t be a vote, then funding came to an abrupt halt and thus… government shutdown. What part of that don’t people get… or remember?  Or, perhaps in the “entertainment news,” it is merely more of the rewriting of history and convincing people the fake scenario is actually a true one.

How many will believe the fake over the genuine?

Personally, I am quite tired of the mind games and people telling me lies to my face with the insistence that no matter what I know, I am to believe them over my own knowledge, my own witnessing of events and my own remembering.  It’s not like there isn’t video out there that proves my memory goes along with what actually happened.  Yes, it’s true.  We haven’t quite made it to the Orwellian-Land-of-Duh where someone sits in front of a computer screen wiping away actual events from searchable documents and files.   Believe it or not, the truth is still documented for those who care to take a peek or two.

Continue reading at:  American Clarion

Fighting for Life: The Love Laura Left Behind

KCTV5 -- Baby born through surrogacy four months after mother's death

DES MOINES, IA (KCCI/CNN) – Nate and Laura Yoho looked like a model couple – in more ways than one. But looks can be deceiving.

“I found out I had a brain tumor, so it’s very, very bad, very serious, I guess you could say,” said Laura Yoho, 30, in an interview a year and a half ago. “There’s only about 2 to 5 percent that you’re going to be OK.”

One year into a marriage, that was heavy, even for weightlifters.

“You’re in uncharted territory. You don’t know how to feel,” Nate Yoho said.

Even her friends since elementary couldn’t believe this was happening. How could it to the girl who preached healthy living through college?

“She would get up and make breakfast while I was still in bed,” Kara Stetson, Laura’s best friend, said.

Laura Yoho kept fighting, while Nate Yoho kept hoping.

“I don’t think I’ve been more nervous for anything in my life,” Nate Yoho said.

But within nine months, Laura Yoho’s fight was over.

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