Posts Tagged ‘patriotism’

Ain’t That America

July 4, 2021

“Little Pink Houses,” written and performed by John Mellencamp.

John Mellencamp website

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Ain’t That America

July 4, 2020

“Ain’t That America,” written and performed by John Mellencamp.

John Mellencamp website

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Ain’t That America

July 4, 2018

“Little Pink Houses,” written and performed by John Mellencamp.

John Mellencamp website

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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

More:

“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

Related:

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

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Ain’t That America

July 3, 2017

“Little Pink Houses,” written and performed by John Mellencamp.

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Rudy Giuliani: ‘I’m not questioning his patriotism.’

February 22, 2015

Rudy Giuliani:'I’m not questioning his patriotism.'
One day Rudy Giuliani says: “… I do not believe that the president loves America.” The next day he says:”…I’m not questioning his patriotism.” Since “patriotism” means “love of country,” what’s that all about?

Simple. Mr. Giuliani, a serial adulterer, has a very complicated definition of “love.”

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Michele Bachmann, Swiss Miss

May 10, 2012

Michele Bachmann, Swiss Miss

Tea Party Sweetheart and Hyper-American Rep. Michele Bachmann (R, MN-6) is a citizen of Kenya Mars Switzerland. She claimed Swiss citizenship after endorsing the Swiss bank account presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. Coincidence?

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Patriotic Poster

September 23, 2010

Patriotic Poster

Uncle Sam doesn’t like scaredy-cats. Salon’s Andrew Leonard found this patriotic poster floating around the Web.

 Update: Now a Tee Shirt. Is this a great country, or what?

 

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Palin’s Book-Like Object

May 17, 2010

Palin Book-Like Object

Sarah Palin, Former Temp-Governor of Alaska and failed vice presidential candidate, will have her name on another HarperCollins publication, America By Heart (original title: America By Heart and Gizzard). The publication date is November 23rd.

Unlike Mrs. Palin’s previous non-book, America by Heart will not be ghostwritten by Lynn Vincent but will be a collection of passages written by many authors, including some unable to protest inclusion of their work because they are dead. Mrs. Palin doesn’t read, of course, but will include words from her favorite songs, movies, sermons, and bumper stickers.

While Mrs. Palin may not be the most well-read politico in the country, her new title is appropriate. The lady’s got plenty of heart — in the meat locker.

 

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