Howard Zinn – The FBI Files

Robert Stacy McCain has produced an excellent post on Howard Zinn, mining the many articles and files released by the FBI on July 30 (by FOIA request). It’s too good to excerpt here, except for one little tease, so you’ll have to go read it all there.

America won the Cold War, but the Communists won the campuses.

The FBI tracked the man and his communist activity for years. Of course, our Main Stream Marxist Media is taking their usual blase, “What’s the big deal?” attitude about the whole thing.

Michelle Malkin noted last year Zinn’s continued influence in pushing “social justice” in elementary curriculums. He’d written toxic, anti-American history textbooks for years – all shaded by his red-hued glasses – so why not venture into the younger grades? He died in early 2010; but Hollywood carries on his legacy.

Follow all the other blogs linking Stacy – it’s worth the time to see just how “revered” this dreadful man really was.

Memeorandum thread here.

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I Think I’ll Change the Glossary to a Lexicon

Ya know, the Senator has a Bulldawg lexicon. Which is TEH awesome.

Back in the beginnings of this little blog, I started a glossary, which I have sadly neglected. Lack of focus problems, and all that.

After reading this, I’ve decided to resurrect the little glossary and transform it into a lexicon. After all, this is great stuff. Jill will get the entry for “Sharia Creep,” as in the slow decay of God-given liberties, not that jerk that lives down the street.

And don’t call me Shirley.

Restoring Honor

(h/t No Sheeples Here)

More on Restoring Honor here.

Patricia Sullivan – This Week’s TBF Winner

Via Nice Deb.

She’s running against Alan Grayson. Let’s make him cry – contribute here (don’t forget to mention Ten Buck Fridays).

Jennifer Keeton, Augusta State University and the First Amendment

Which of those three doesn’t belong? According to Augusta State University, Jennifer Keeton. This brave young woman is a graduate student in education/counseling. The university has told her that she has to renounce her Christian beliefs or be expelled. Supposedly, her views do not align with accepted norms of counselors, teachers or faculty members at ASU. Wow.

Capt’n Ed:

It sounds to me like the ACA [American Counseling Association] wants a “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule for religion. That runs square into the First Amendment, especially for a state-run school. The ACA’s idea of who comes first doesn’t get to trump the restriction on freedom of religious exercise. If clients get off-put by Keeton’s approach to counseling, they can look for another counselor. Now, the ACA can decide not to certify her; as a private organization, they have that prerogative. If they do that explicitly based on her religious belief, however, they may have a problem with that in court, especially as it will block Keeton’s ability to make a living.

The state-run school has no such leeway. They cannot impose a religious test for graduation, no matter how they dress it up.

Ms. Keeton has sued, stating that ASU actively violated her First Amendment rights to free speech and freedom of religion. She is being represented by the Alliance Defense Fund.

More at the AJC. And more to come…but you can bet it won’t be in the MSM.

Where are the Board of Regents? Aren’t they the governing body of the public higher ed institutions in Georgia? Hello? Anybody in there?

How to Induce Vomiting

You can swallow 1-2 teaspoons syrup of ipecac or you can buy one of these bags.

Doug quips:

As is the case with anything bearing the name of Nancy Pelosi, you’ll have to buy it first in order to find out what’s in it.

You Knew It Had to Happen Sooner or Later

The Instapundit Drinking Game.

Steve is enjoying a much-anticipated family vacation and left the scruffy troglo-padawans in charge. Wonder what he’ll say when he comes home and finds out they scored him an Instalanche? As the man says, “Heh.” This should be fun to watch.

Prayers for Jessica

Read THIS. Now.

And thank you, Gerard, for finding these lovely paths in the overgrown garden of the internet. Only you can do it.

I Agree With WyBlog

(h/t The Other McCain)

Three little words. Three sweet, little words.

Chris participates in a video experiment:

So I look into her camera all serious and say, “I know what will make me happy. The first time I hear 3 simple words, probably the greatest three words ever to be uttered by man.”

Read the rest. Sweet words, indeed.

New Ten Buck Fridays Poll

Head over to RightKlik and vote on who you believe should get the benefit of a shower of Hamilitons. I voted for Christine O’Donnell.

Mad Men, Season 4

One hour to go. Not that I’m counting or anything….

Fausta is popping her popcorn as well.

Piece of Work in Progress (h/t Smitty at The Other McCain) features every man’s Mad Men favorite, Christina Hendricks, in a discussion on the more “natural” bodies of the 1960’s. Girdles, stockings, long-line bras, gloves, hats, weekly sets at the beauty shop – it took quite a bit of underpinnage, time and patience to assemble that look. What’s missing is the botox, hair extensions, tummy tucks and booty lifts. Is that really an improvement?

Sunday Palate Cleanser

(I ❤ PolitiZoid)

H/T HotAir.

America Invaded. Move Along, Nothing to See Here – UPDATED: Hoax? Final UPDATE: Yes, HOAX.

CANNOT CONFIRM OR DENY THIS STORY AT THIS TIME

(via Memeorandum)

Digger at The Cypress Times reports:

The bloodbath continues along our southern border and now word is coming in that Los Zetas, the highly trained killers formerly with the Gulf Cartel, have crossed into the United States and taken over at least two ranches in the Laredo, Texas area. I am receiving word that the owners of the ranches have evacuated without being harmed.

Anonymous sources in law enforcement in the Laredo area tonight have passed on word that US law enforcement agencies are in the area and are weighing their options regarding the ranches. The media has been silent on this incident and some law enforcement in the area says that they are furious that the media is not reporting the whole story of the continued violence along the border. Their frustrations are understandable because keeping the truth suppressed continues to hamper law enforcement from receiving the true support they need along the border.

The ranch assaults come on the heels of attacks in Nuevo Laredo that shut the city down as a gun-battle raged in the streets. Los Zetas blocked off intersections with vehicles and used fragmentation grenades to attack Mexican law enforcement. In the end 12 were killed and 21 injured in the assaults. Citizens in the area were told to stay in their homes and bullets whizzed all around.

[…] The U.S. Consulate went on to say, “The consulate confirmed that fragmentation grenades were used in the attacks and that suspected drug-gang members had blocked several roads, adding that it advised ‘all U.S. citizens in Nuevo Laredo to remain indoors until the security situation improves.’”

US Citizens in Laredo called 911 after hearing gunfire and explosions just across the border. Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza deflected the concerns of citizens with what I see as utter contempt. He said there was no spillover violence onto the US side and “We were getting reports from people who live on the river’s edge that they could hear gunfire and explosions from the Mexico side,” Baeza said, “We didn’t have any incidents on the American side. It’s hard for people to understand who don’t live here … They’re not Vikings, they’re not going to invade us, it doesn’t work that way.”

Let’s see if all the elements are here: “…deflected the concerns of citizens…” Police minimize citizen’s concern. Check.

“…US law enforcement agencies are in the area and are weighing their options regarding the ranches.” US Border police piddle about, unable to make a decision. Check.

“…some law enforcement in the area says that they are furious that the media is not reporting the whole story of the continued violence along the border.” MSM ignores the news, because: 1. It doesn’t fit the leftist narrative, 2. There is no one available at JournoList to aid and abet the invaders. Check.

Even worse:

The Los Zetas are highly trained killers initially trained by United States Special Operations forces to combat the drug cartels within Mexico.

Marvee.

An act of war? You betcha! Where’s Holder? Where’s Clinton? Where’s Obama? Is anyone there?

DiggersRealm has more, with multiple updates. Background here, including some speculation about the news blackout. Digger is too kind to give the current regime the benefit of the doubt as to WHY this news is being squashed or WHY there has been no immediate and decisive retaliation to this attack on American soil.

Cross-posted at RedState

UPDATE: Reports are now coming in it may be a false alarm, but how do we really know?

UPDATE II: MM picks it up. Phineas doubts the credibility of the story. But hmmm…

UPDATE III: MM thinks it’s a hoax. Overnight more contradictory information emerged. Will we ever know the truth?

Final UPDATE: Via Phineas, yes, hoax, hoax, hoax.

After All, He is the Lord of Everything

Via James Joyner/Outside the Beltway

(by Joshua Harris © 2010)

Quote of the Day

(h/t HotAir) Allen West bleeds “red, white and blue.”

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