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Team Emma (Join The Fight Against Childhood Cancer)

August 20, 2014
Team Emma (Join The Fight Against Childhood Cancer)

Unfortunately, there aren’t many people whose lives haven’t been touched by cancer in one form or another. One of the most heartbreaking forms, as well as one whose research is perhaps the most grossly underfunded, is pediatric cancer. That’s why the need to support those suffering from it is so urgently needed, as in the case of  a beautiful, strong, sweet little girl from Alabama named Emma Grace Mitchell.

Team Emma is the response of a growing community to help her and her family confront this malicious disease. Tomorrow night, Emma’s team will be holding a benefit at the Chick fil A in Leeds in order to help her continue her fight against cancer. You’ll find the details below:

Join us, this Thursday @Chick-fil-A Leeds from 5-8pm, to help support sweet Emma!!! As long as Emma is feeling up to it, she will be here as well, with her amazing smile! Just let us know you are here to support “Team Emma” & we will do the rest!!! If you aren’t able to make it during those hours, we will still donate a portion of proceeds throughout the entire day, just let us know you are here for Emma!! 

For those of you who don’t live in Alabama, you can still find ways of supporting Team Emma by visiting her Facebook page, which provides information about a brave little girl’s fight against an illness whose impact is all too familiar and which has caused pain to too many people we know and care deeply about.

Sons of Liberty (The Boston Tea Party Opera At Fringe)

August 18, 2014
Sons of Liberty (The Boston Tea Party Opera At Fringe)

You can find my entire review at Liberty Island as well. 

I’m not what you would characterize as a typical fan of opera, be it  of the buffa or not-so buffa variety. In fact, when a close friend of mine-who also happens to be a classically trained pianist-asked me whether the opera I intended to see today was dell’arte, I had to make a hasty trip to Wikipedia in order to answer her question. As it turns out,  it did include a number of masques, all of which had either practical or symbolic significance, although it didn’t rely upon stock characters, and is not really what you could accurately describe as a comedy in any traditional sense of the term. Additionally, I’ve always had a healthy skepticism about the aesthetic appeal of this artistic medium, perhaps uncharitably viewing it as simply an elephantine, period version of As The World Turns or General Hospital, only carried out in a language which I don’t understand. The productions always struck me as a bit of a waste of the talents of composers such as Bizet or Puccini-or the vocal ingenuity of a singer like Renée Fleming. 

That’s why I was pleasantly surprised by The Boston Tea Party Opera, currently featured at Fringe NYC, which seeks to frame contemporary national debates involving the encroachment of civil liberties and  attenuation of Constitutional rights within the context of this nation’s politically tumultuous founding. The tenor is understood almost from the second scene of this dramatic work, when the Redcoats seeking to physically impose the draconian provisions of the Stamp Act march out onto stage garbed in modern-day SWAT team uniforms. The rapidly vanishing distinction between a standing army and domestic police departments is seemingly ripped from today’s headlines, but is actually a subject which has been argued and litigated at length since the creation of our constitutional republic, especially over the past century and a half. Read More »

Debunking Open Borders Dogma

August 16, 2014

Our good friend Dennis Michael Lynch schooling one of the ambassadors of open borders Republicanism. Worth watching in its entirety.

Hat tip: Barracuda Brigade Blogspot 

 

 

 

Show of Unity (Anti-Terror Rally This Weekend)

August 14, 2014
Show of Unity (Anti-Terror Rally This Weekend)

With civilization under continuous bombardment, from Nigeria to Iraqi Kurdistan to the kibbutzim in Israel threatened by Iranian-supplied weaponry, it’s time that Americans stood up in opposition to the wave of Islamic terror engulfing the globe. To that end, the indefatigable Pamela Geller will be hosting an AFDI-sponsored rally in support of the Jewish State, as well as the religious minorities facing extermination at the hands of Islamic State barbarians, this Sunday.

You can RSVP at the official Facebook event page!

Lies in Plaid

August 12, 2014
Lies in Plaid

 

The  headline of this story is a bit misleading in the sense that Lamar Alexander never stopped embracing amnesty, despite the labored attempts to obfuscate his position throughout his primary campaign. If anything has been demonstrated by this latest round of primary victories by open borders Republican incumbents, it’s the toxicity of the amnesty label. The fact that his victory, like that of Senator Pat Roberts, was an extremely narrow win against a field of candidates also proves that supporting mass, third world immigration to this country and disregard for immigration enforcement is not the vote-getter that the GOP leadership would have us believe.

If history is any guide, don’t expect the lesson to be absorbed. 

 

The Usual Suspects

August 10, 2014

As most of you may have heard, there was a large pro-Hamas, anti-Israel demonstration which took place this weekend in our fair city. Luckily, some of our friends in the anti-jihadist movement were there to record the festivities for posterity. As in past pro-terror support rallies, most of the participants were not actually from the West Bank, Gaza Strip, or any stretch of land within shouting distance of Israel.

You can see some more footage of what some have dubbed the Fakestinians on the Youtube channel of the activist who was gracious enough to share the video above with those of us who weren’t able to make it to the “Free Gaza” political theater which took place yesterday. You can look at some of the photos of the perpetually outraged here.

 

 

 

NY ICE Stands Up For Americans

August 7, 2014
NY ICE Stands Up For Americans

NY ICE acquitted itself ably during the national day of protest against the President’s lawless immigration policies earlier this month. You can see the results for yourself by visiting the recent items section of NY ICE’s website. You can also view video footage from the event by visiting the Epstein Rocks channel on Youtube. Joanna Marzullo, founder and president of New York ICE, provides a summary below the fold.

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Team Emma (Join The Fight Against Childhood Cancer)

August 20, 2014
Team Emma (Join The Fight Against Childhood Cancer)

Unfortunately, there aren’t many people whose lives haven’t been touched by cancer in one form or another. One of the most heartbreaking forms, as well as one whose research is perhaps the most grossly underfunded, is pediatric cancer. That’s why the need to support those suffering from it is so urgently needed, as in the case of  a beautiful, strong, sweet little girl from Alabama named Emma Grace Mitchell.

Team Emma is the response of a growing community to help her and her family confront this malicious disease. Tomorrow night, Emma’s team will be holding a benefit at the Chick fil A in Leeds in order to help her continue her fight against cancer. You’ll find the details below:

Join us, this Thursday @Chick-fil-A Leeds from 5-8pm, to help support sweet Emma!!! As long as Emma is feeling up to it, she will be here as well, with her amazing smile! Just let us know you are here to support “Team Emma” & we will do the rest!!! If you aren’t able to make it during those hours, we will still donate a portion of proceeds throughout the entire day, just let us know you are here for Emma!! 

For those of you who don’t live in Alabama, you can still find ways of supporting Team Emma by visiting her Facebook page, which provides information about a brave little girl’s fight against an illness whose impact is all too familiar and which has caused pain to too many people we know and care deeply about.

Show of Unity (Anti-Terror Rally This Weekend)

August 14, 2014
Show of Unity (Anti-Terror Rally This Weekend)

With civilization under continuous bombardment, from Nigeria to Iraqi Kurdistan to the kibbutzim in Israel threatened by Iranian-supplied weaponry, it’s time that Americans stood up in opposition to the wave of Islamic terror engulfing the globe. To that end, the indefatigable Pamela Geller will be hosting an AFDI-sponsored rally in support of the Jewish State, as well as the religious minorities facing extermination at the hands of Islamic State barbarians, this Sunday.

You can RSVP at the official Facebook event page!

Citizen Activism (Anti-Amnesty Demonstration This Weekend)

August 1, 2014
Citizen Activism (Anti-Amnesty Demonstration This Weekend)

This weekend will see yet another nationwide event opposing the efforts of the Obama administration to flout our current immigration laws. New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement will be leading that opposition locally. 

Joanna Marzullo, founder of NY ICE, provides details for those of you wishing to attend after the jump. 

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Keep The Pressure On! (Overpass Rally in the City of Angels)

July 25, 2014

From our good friends at Jamiel Shaw’s Blog comes word of a regular protest against this administration’s lawless immigration policy and the open borders ideology of its allies and sympathizers. Here are the details, for those of you in the Greater Los Angeles Area, a.k.a. Southland

Los Angeles Overpass Rally Every Friday

Starting Tomorrow 7/25/14
1:00pm – Dusk
Bring Signs & American Flags
 
4th Avenue & 23rd Street
The Bridge Above the 10 fwy
Los Angeles, CA 90012
323-605-8326
 
Come for a few minutes or stay a few hours.

Make Them Listen (Anti-illegal immigration rally this weekend)

July 17, 2014
Make Them Listen (Anti-illegal immigration rally this weekend)

With the Obama administration continuing its policy of facilitating human trafficking, it’s incumbent upon disenfranchised citizens to speak out. To that end, a nationwide protest against illegal immigration-as well as the contempt the President and his underlings have shown for ordinary Americans-is slated to take place this Saturday. You can find the locations for your local rally on the Make Them Listen website, however there will be an event taking place in New York City.

 

Details below the fold. Read More »



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