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Ripped off from a Legal Insurrection collection. They have 7, I’ll share a couple. Go see the others at http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/12/friday-night-lights-7-awesome-christmas-light-displays//#more

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Ooh, those penguins

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The real question is: Why do we need a Surgeon General anyway. When China demands we pay up our debt to them, and we can’t even make interest payments, that position will be one of first in DC to get chopped.

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Man, it’s crazy out there. Is this the United States of America? How did college get so stupid, so crazy?

The answer to the first is: it’s still America but barely. We chose very poorly in 2012 election and now we’re paying the price. We can’t choose another stupid ideologue like Obama in 2016, The second question is easy to answer: The lefties took over higher education, just like they took over the media, just like they took over the entertainment industry and now they’ve coalesced to form a very ugly bastard culture.

You need to learn about Critical Theory – criticizing America in order to instill a Marxist America – to understand what’s happening. You also need to realize that’s what happened in colleges – where people like Bill Ayres, Che and Angela Davis are heroes – is now happening K-12; this is why Obama is pushing for more preschool. It doesn’t help the kid academically then or later. It simply creates union jobs for liberal Democrats and permits liberal propagandizing at an earlier age.

They play for keeps in highly political Wisconsin, ground zero in Lefty, Liberal vs Conservative, Libertarian ongoing battles. A Marquette professor, Cheryl Abbate, tells her students during class that if they’re against gay marriage, just leave her class. Permanently. It’s an Ethics class but Abbate says discussing gay marriage might a homosexual. Another professor, John McAdams, criticizes her in his private blog. Marquette was founded by Jesuits so you might expect some views consistent with the Catholic Church. Um, no. Feminists are in charge. Marquette has suspended the conservative McAdams by accusing him of harassment. Stay off campus until we decide what to do with you. http://www.rightwisconsin.com/ and http://www.turningpointusa.net/uncategorized/breaking-conservative-professor-banned-from-campus/    and http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/20138/ Here’s the blog post that got McAdams banned. I don’t see harassment or hate, I see a letter against the PC of liberals on campus. Feminists aren’t showing themselves to be better people, that’s for sure; they have taken a ‘you have to think the way I think, we won’t tolerate opposition’ approach to everything. http://mu-warrior.blogspot.in/2014/11/marquette-philosophy-instructor-gay.html

This is the best blog post you’ll see all day. Go ahead and read it. It’s funny but right on the mark satire. WTH is wrong with our president, who has been treated so well by America his whole life? https://ricochet.com/extraordinary-life-barack-obamas-imaginary-son/

The President of the United States seems more comfortable citing the struggles of his imaginary son than the privileged successes of his real daughters. In truth, Obama’s son would have attended private schools in Chicago, just like his daughters. He would then be attending Sidwell Private School in DC, just like his real daughters. Obama’s imaginary son would get his pick of any college in the world, just like his real daughters. His imaginary son would then go on to any career he chose, in medicine, law, Hollywood, or Wall Street, just like his real daughters. But that doesn’t fit the divisive racial narrative — so his son lives the hard-knock life.

From Kate at http://www.smalldeadanimals.com comes the Quote of the Year in a tweet:

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: “The year the mainstream media dumped journalism and went into the social media recycling business.” @MacleansMag

This is from the Washington Free Beacon, of whom William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection asks: What would WFB do without MSNBC?

The video could have been 1000 times as long and still not adequately covered the lefty nuttiness that is MSNBC. Hacks.

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Male Privilege, 1944

Yes, it’s a pic of the Normandy D-Day invasion, not Battle of the Bulge, but it still appliesMale Privilege 1944

The heavily fortified elite German infantry and panzer divisions stunned the Allies by silently building up their arsenals and trekking through the Ardennes Forest. The Allies, many of whom thought they’d be back home with the war over by Christmas, were weakened by absent leaders and low munitions. Some of the GI’s had been sent there to recuperate. It would turn out to be one of the deadliest battles of the entire war as Hitler sent in his best troops, his best panzers and his best equipment, all in large numbers. It’s a testament to the courage of the Allied young men that the war wasn’t lost there.

Keep in mind the timeline: the Normandy Invasion [D-Day], codenamed “Overlord” began June 6, 1944; Battle of the Bulge was December 16,1944 – January 25, 1945. There had been a lot of brutal fighting in Western Europe, plus Sicily and Italy, so the Allies were thinking the war was winding down, time to relax and recoup. There had been some warning from Ultra, the British code-breakers, but it came quite late, was quite vague and was quite ignored by Allied commanders, who share much of the blame here. More American were killed or wounded during the Battle of the Bulge than any other operation of the war. Incredible, and a total surprise to the Americans.

There’s so much history in this battle. The fanatic Hitler Youth Brigade Panzer, the worst winter in decades, the grounded air force, the massacres of Allies that got in the way of Joachim Piper, including the famous Malmedy Massacre of 84 American POWs at Malmedy, Belgium, the frantic struggle to blow up bridges to prevent the German drive to take Antwerp, the massacre – noted for brutal torture – of the black soldiers separated from their unit and known as the Wereth 11, the impossible holding of Bastogne by Allies to keep it out of German hands, the English-speaking German spies who stole GI uniforms and infiltrated American lines, the frantic German race for fuel to keep the panzers running while the Allied  attempted to stop them, and the multiple pockets of Allied troops who got caught behind German lines.

The infantry and artillery held off the Germans until the weather cleared and the air force [it was part of the Army back then] attacked German lines and their panzers and resupplied the Allied troops, who were down to their last bit of ammunition and mortar.

Solid info from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Bulge

Here’s the site dedicated to the Wereth 11: http://www.wereth.org/en/home.  There’s a memorial in Wereth, Belgium that honors the 11 GI’s. The memorial was erected by a man who as a young boy watched his father tried to save the 11 but the SS found them. The boy, Hermann Langer, never forgot the men or his father’s brave attempt to feed and hide the men, and years later ensured the world wouldn’t forget either. The frozen bodies of the 11 were uncovered in the woods after the war ended.

The Henry Fonda movie of Battle of the Bulge is an excellent introduction.

Here’s a PBS documentary on the Battle of the Bulge:

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