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The Stones of Constantine

In the days of the later Roman Empire, when much of the skill to create sculptures and bas-reliefs in the original, classical style had been lost, the builders of that time used to construct their monuments using stuff –ornaments, statues and carvings– removed from earlier buildings. They would transfer these…

Faith groups lay out Thanksgiving feast for ‘Occupy’ protesters

WASHINGTON — Protesters from Washington’s two Occupy Wall Street offshoots flocked Wednesday to a church where Abraham Lincoln once worshipped for a Thanksgiving buffet and some robust words of support. The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church threw open its basement and laid out a spread of turkey, mashed potatoes, corn…

Gallup: Support for Obama dips slightly but stays high among Democrats

According to a new Gallup poll, support for President Obama has fallen slightly on a national level, but remains high among Democrats. The president’s over-all approval rating went down one point from the previous survey period from 44 percent to 43 percent. However, 78 percent of Democrats approve of how…

Ye Olde Facepalme

John Hawkins, creator of Right Wing News, complaining about how the Internet makes us all terrible partisans: Back in 1858, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas had a series of famous debates in which both men spoke for an hour and a half each. Today, only 10% of people on the…

O-Funk, A Whole New Era

Where the rhythm is the bass and the bakers are the racists. Chords: A shocked customer tells My Fox NY that Ted Kefalinos, proprietor of Lafayette French Pastry, asked her, “Would you like some drunken negro heads to go with your coffee? They’re in honor of our new president. He’s…

You Could Have Saved All Of Our Time

Peggy Noonan’s entire post-presidential speechwriting career could pretty much be summed up as “I like things that remind me of things that I like about things,” and we wouldn’t lose a beat. Reading this TNR paean to her her rhetorical skills is intriguing. And yet. I’ve known a few people…

Friends Of Abe

Conservative actors are banding together as “Friends of Abe”, a secret group of secret conservatives secretly worshiping at their portable altars of Ronald Reagan. The group, whose members call themselves “Friends of Abe” after Abraham Lincoln, was organized as an underground movement because of fears that prominent industry titans with…

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