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Finally, A Real Plan To Rid Nebraska Schools Of Commie Infiltrators

Nothing's more American than an anime girl in a flag bikini
Nothing’s more American than an anime girl in a flag bikini Hooray! The spirit of McCarthyism is alive and well in Hastings, Nebraska, where for the first time in ages, the local school district has asked all its teachers to comply with a 1951 state law requiring all teachers to sign a loyalty oath. After teachers complained, the ACLU warned the district that it’s begging for a lawsuit, but the school’s attorney advised the superintendent that the law is still valid and probably should be followed. Besides, isn’t Real Americanism all about making people pledge to support democracy and freedom, whether they want to or not, and also judging whether they’re patriotic enough? Read more on Finally, A Real Plan To Rid Nebraska Schools Of Commie Infiltrators…
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Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks That Will Protect Your Homeschooler’s Precious Bodily Fluids

Yay for the 1950s! One of the best times in America, according to our textbooks for Christian schools, though of course the Gilded Age was pretty darn awesome as well. Our 8th-grade textbook, America: Land I Love (A Beka, 2006), has no doubt it was a terrific time: Living in a country that rewarded hard work with increased wages and profits, parents worked hard to provide for their children … A strong moral and spiritual foundation undergirded America’s prosperity. Americans still practiced the Protestant work ethic, taking pride in their work and striving for excellence. The moral values of Biblical Christianity provided a just standard of law, order, and mutual respect, which in turn increased material prosperity. Our 11th/12th-grade book from Bob Jones University Press, United States History for Christian Schools, is a bit less boosterish; it attributes the postwar prosperity to America’s industrial base being unscathed by WW II, and notes that Cold War defense spending helped fuel much of the boom, though the high marginal tax rates on the rich somehow never get mentioned by either book. But all this prosperity and happiness for all Americans (just shut up about Jim Crow, please, we’ll get to that next week) was threatened by the menace of hordes of Communist infiltrators who were definitely everywhere, according to Land I Love, or at least real and very dangerous, according to U.S. History. So please raise your right hand and swear your loyalty to God, the flag, and John Wayne, and let’s go bait some Reds. Read more on Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks That Will Protect Your Homeschooler’s Precious Bodily Fluids…
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WND Columnist Complains About Continuing ‘Slander’ Of Joe McCarthy, Without An Ounce Of Irony

There are ebbs and flows in the deluge of rancid insanity that oozes into the turd-polishing traps of World Net Daily. Right now we experiencing one of those VERY high tide days. Ted Nugent posted about how he loves the blacks (especially their music that he stole). Alan Keyes is gay panicking for a record 6,000th time this decade. Bradlee Dean took a break from collecting cans to pay back Rachel Maddow to write something that sounds like he painted it in his own poop against a wall in solitary confinement. There’s even some handy “rape avoidance” tips from Joseph Farah and his trigger warning mustache). But amongst all that wonderful collection of odiousness, it is Diana West’s hagiography of poor misunderstood Joe McCarthy that truly embodies everything that is wonderful about the house that Corsi built: No matter how much evidence vindicating the late Sen. Joe McCarthy comes out, what we call McCarthyism remains anathema in American life. Simply to utter the word is to deep-freeze debate, even thought itself. Even as we learn about the history-changing extent to which American traitors working for the Kremlin penetrated and subverted the U.S. government (including many individuals investigated by McCarthy), the unsupportable fact remains that nothing in American public life is worse than to be compared to the man best-known for his uncompromising fight against the secret, massive assault on our nation. When will we realize it’s time to make amends and honor his memory? Read more on WND Columnist Complains About Continuing ‘Slander’ Of Joe McCarthy, Without An Ounce Of Irony…
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Michele Bachmann Says She ‘Never Questioned Barack Obama’s Patriotism’

The proudly ignorant baby farmer and bold anti-flourescent light crusader Michele Bachmann, Congresswoman from Minnesota, has been horribly victimized by the liberal left-wing anti-American attack machine. All these crazy leftists have been watching this Hardball interview she gave last week and reading the transcript of the interview, and, based on this publicly accessible and quickly verifiable information, reaching easily supportable conclusions! Well she’s had about enough of this nonsense. Read more on Michele Bachmann Says She ‘Never Questioned Barack Obama’s Patriotism’…
 

Even More Embarrassing Than the Dreaded Andrew Johnson/Jackson Mix Up

Seriously, if it was anyone else, we’d barely notice, but when Hardball (now partnering with EXPERT POLITICAL ANALYSTS AT THE NATIONAL JOURNAL) presents two still pictures and brief clip of Gene McCarthy while talking about McCarthyism (in a prepared, edited video), it’s hilariously embarrassing. Read more on Even More Embarrassing Than the Dreaded Andrew Johnson/Jackson Mix Up…