Posts Tagged ‘America’s shame’

American Shame at an All-Time High

July 3, 2018

American Shame at an All-Time High

“This Fourth of July marks a low point in U.S. patriotism. For the first time in Gallup’s 18-year history asking U.S. adults how proud they are to be Americans, fewer than a majority say they are ‘extremely proud.’ Currently, 47% describe themselves this way, down from 51% in 2017 and well below the peak of 70% in 2003.”

–“In U.S., Record-Low 47% Extremely Proud to Be Americans,” Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup


“It’s Independence Day, but Americans aren’t feeling so proud,” Emily Guskin, Washington Post

“We’re Divided On Patriotism Too,” Nathaniel Rakich and Dhrumil Mehta, FiveThirtyEight

“Poll: On the 4th, what symbolizes the best (and worst) of America? It depends whom you ask,” Susan Page and Merdie Nganza, USA Today


“‘God Bless America’: 100 Years of an Immigrant’s Anthem,” Sheryl Kaskowitz, New York Times


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Tropical Island Resort Property Available Soon

February 23, 2016

Tropical Island Resort Property Available Soon

President Obama has announced his intention to finally, definitely, this time for sure, close down America’s offshore concentration camp at sunny Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The current tenants (most of whom have never been indicted or convicted of anything, but were simply denounced by score-settling neighbors and traded to the US for $5,000 cash bounties) are eager to relocate.

The US needs to liquidate this sunny surplus property now, while the demand for Cuban real estate is high, and provide the returns to the U.S. Treasury, which has spent $6 billion on Gitmo since G.W. Bush established it in 2002. And who knows, maybe American resort developers will be the successful bidders. Is it too early to make reservations for the Trump Tropical Gitmo Palace?