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Why does Obama fail to Understand American culture?
2012-05-18 01:49:00
What hath Drudge wrought? Or maybe I should say Breitbart: Heh…Wonder why the press didn’t find this five years ago. America’s watchdog seems to be at sleep at the wheel, and the fact that a two bit blogger found this public photo in at least two places suggests a major problem with mainstream American news reporting. Carelessness or bias? ...
Home Sweet American Culture
2009-06-17 23:31:00
As I have had the opportunity of house hunting in the past few weeks in a few areas of Massachussetts, it gave me a few things to consider. Some homes are just too darned big, in my opinion, but clearly aren’t big enough for some. The American Dream, if there’s any remain of it in the present ...
Kwanzaa parade celebrates African-American culture on South Dallas streets
2008-12-27 19:02:00
Kwanzaa parade celebrates African-American culture I have very little to say about this *made up*African BULLSHIT other than to ask you to look at the *Kwanzaa Events* and ask yourself, what in the hell is it that these African-American Asshats really want? Children’s activities at the Act of Change, 3200 S. Lancaster Road, Suite 320, Dallas, ...
the brits and american culture
2008-04-28 23:17:00
"Grand Theft Auto IV is such a simultaneously adoring and insightful take on modern America that it almost had to come from somewhere else. The game’s main production studio is in Edinburgh, and Rockstar’s leaders, the brothers Dan and Sam Houser, are British expatriates who moved to New York to indulge their fascination with urban American culture. Their success places them firmly among the distinguished cast of Britons from Mick Jagger and Keith Richards through Tina Brown who have flourished by identifying key elements of American culture, repackaging them for mass consumption and selling them back at a markup."NYTPosted by Ed Cotton
Guide to Exploring African American Culture
2008-03-11 17:51:00
Diversity means differences among people. It includes all of us in our rich and infinite variety. In recent years, diversity has become a popular topic. As the demographics of the U.S. population become more diverse, the need to provide multicultural educational experiences in organized youth programs increases. Additionally, today’s global market continues to grow, and technological advances make communication around...
TSTC Powwow to highlight Native American culture
2008-02-22 06:44:00
Texas State Technical College WacoReporter: Mary DrennonEmail Address: mary.drennon@tstc.edu WACO) - Colorful costumes, social Native American dance and song and much more will be on tap this spring at Texas State Technical College Waco. The Native American Student Association of TSTC will host the 2008 Waco Intertribal Powwow from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, in the gym of the Murray Watson Jr. Recreation Center on Campus Drive. The event is sponsored by the Four Winds Intertribal Society Inc. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. Highlights of the event include a traditional Gourd Dance with Head Gourd Dancer Bobby Cazares at noon and again at 5 p.m. Grand Entry will be 1 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Ray Duncan will serve as Master of Ceremony, with Phil Stucker as Head Man and Rita Deer Sky as Head Lady. Drum group is Lodge Pole Singers and Arena Director is Steve Zavala. There are no drugs, alcohol, firearms or pets allowed at the event. Spectators are...
The First Great Work of American Culture Inspired by the Iraq War
2008-02-18 09:34:00
What we think of as mass popular culture has roots going back hundreds of years, but is probably best thought of as arising in the late 19th century.  Music hall, mass circulation dailies, sheet music and eventually recorded music, comics, silent films and then talkies, radio, television, paperbacks, videos, and now the internet probably have ...
Sports Investing - Part Of The American Culture!
2008-02-15 00:00:00
All through history people have always placed wagers and bets on sporting events. Betting on the end result of a game, race or event seems to come naturally to many of us. Perhaps it is because we are inherently risk-takers. In Colonial America wagers were bet on cock fights, horse races, and even hand-to-hand ...
Taryn Simon unearths the hidden meanings of American culture
2008-01-04 23:43:00
Although the race for presidency has officially begun, many are still left wondering what makes America tick. Photographer Taryn Simon may just have the answer. Her current body of work is a collection spanning four years of photographs. An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar documents the cultural dogma that forms American identity. The work came for Simon at ?a critical time in American history when I think America was seeking secret sites outside of its borders whether it be weapons of mass destruction or to understand different cultures,? she says in a March 2007 interview with Charlie Rose. ?I wanted to look inward during this important time in my history as an American, and find these secret sites within our own borders.? Simon?s images are of sites that would generally be hidden from the view of average Americans. They are sites that feature ?various subjects from the fields of science, politics,medicine, nature, and religion that remain inaccessible to us for natura...
Taryn Simon unearths the hidden meanings of American culture
2008-01-04 23:43:00
Although the race for presidency has officially begun, many are still left wondering what makes America tick. Photographer Taryn Simon may just have the answer. Her current body of work is a collection spanning four years of photographs. An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar documents the cultural dogma that forms American identity. The work came for Simon at ???a critical time in American history when I think America was seeking secret sites outside of its borders whether it be weapons of mass destruction or to understand different cultures,??? she says in a March 2007 interview with Charlie Rose. ???I wanted to look inward during this important time in my history as an American, and find these secret sites within our own borders.??? Simon???s images are of sites that would generally be hidden from the view of average Americans. They are sites that feature ???various subjects from the fields of science, politics,medicine, nature, and religion that remain inaccessible to u...
Celebrate American Culture
2007-11-26 11:28:00
And she nails it: I’ve become somewhat jaded about the outrageous news that emanates from Morningside Heights via Columbia University, but I read in disbelief that President Lee Bollinger had caved in to the demands of five student hunger strikers protesting the ongoing “offenses” against multiculturalism. He coughed up $50 million to expand Columbia’s ethnic-studies endeavors, and if that isn’t something to infuriate its alumni, they’re just as misguided as Mr. Bollinger. New York has always been an international city. The Rheingold beer commercials of the 1960s noted how there were more Greeks in New York than in Athens, more Jews than in Tel Aviv, more Puerto Ricans than in San Juan, etc. Yet we New Yorkers were all Americans, and we were proudly taught American history in the schools. My elementary school in Spanish Harlem was 90% Hispanic, yet we all spoke perfect English. The Sisters of Mercy who operated our school paid homage to our Hispan...
Contributions of Self-taught African American Artists to American Culture C
2007-10-09 21:25:00
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Contributions of Self-taught African American Artists to American Culture Celebrated in New Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition The range of artistic expressions by self-taught African American artists from the rural South and the urban North is explored in a new traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Culled from the American Folk ...
An interesting movie review & what it says about American culture
2007-10-03 22:00:00
There?s a new movie out about ?homegrown religious fundamentalists who kill in the name of God? ? and Manolah Dargis, who writes movie reviews at The New York Times really wants to like it. You?ve got to admire Manolah. After all, who in America doesn?t want a solid documentary about the homegrown Western Islamists who ...
By: Webloggin
The Beginning Of The Mommy State
2007-09-17 04:22:00
Ok, I don't like guys who wear saggy pants, I think it looks ridiculous, but this is just as ridiculous.The government has no place enforcing a dress code, sorry. If you dont like it, dont look. What's next? Banning bikinis? thongs? halter-tops? What is this? Saudi Arabia?
Is American Culture is Bad For Mental Health? [The Corpus Callosum]
2007-08-03 10:06:00
I happened to run across a couple of articles pertaining to cultural influences on mental health.  Neither presented modern first-world culture in a positive light. The two articles are: Schizophrenia outcome measures in the wider international community; and A Longitudinal Study of the Use of Mental Health Services by Persons With Serious Mental Illness: Do Spanish-Speaking Latinos Differ From English-Speaking Latinos and Caucasians? You need subscription or academic access for the full text.  I’ve linked to the abstracts, which are openly accessible.  There are two open commentaries for the second article (1 2).  The abstracts and discussion follow… Read the rest of this post… | Read the comments on this post… Original post by http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/-ScienceblogsCombinedFeed/~3/140-294868/is_american_culture_is_b-ad_for.php
Has American Culture Ruined You?
2007-07-03 03:56:00
Blogthings - Has American Culture Ruined You? (http://www.blogthings.com/hasa-mericancultureruinedyouquiz/)
Reflections ...
2007-06-21 19:31:00
... Good ones, from a young friend, with her permission, reposted here:In a culture where the loss of life is less valuable then the worth of the stock marketIn a culture where rights and justice are discarded with loose trashIn a culture where diversity and debate have taken a back seat to plush politikingIn a culture where a woman's right to choose is equated with murderIn a culture where health care is a privilage and not a rightIn a culture where apathy has strengthened its iron fingers around the necks of so manyIn a culture where the few "haves" decide the fate of the "have-nots" In a culture where fear dominates foreign policy and legitmacyIn a culture where military spending is more important than public education and the restoration of a countryIn a culture where religion is used as a tool of hate to divide our nation In a culture where violence is encouraged In a culture where dissent is considered evilIn a culture where literacy and learning are dangerousIn a culture whe...
Damn American Culture, It?s All About The ?Latino? Vote
2007-06-01 00:00:00
-By Warner Todd Huston Michael Gerson of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the one time "conscience of the White House", presents the perfect it's-all-about-winning stance that some Republicans of the Karl Rove wing of the GOP adheres to in this current amnesty for illegals conflict. The idea is that if ...
Damn American Culture, It?s All About The ?Latino? Vote
2007-05-31 17:44:00
Michael Gerson of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the one time “conscience of the White House”, presents the perfect it’s-all-about-winning stance that some Republicans of the Karl Rove wing of the GOP adheres to in this current amnesty for illegals conflict. The idea is that if the GOP is seen as responsible for letting ...
France: Festivel Celebrating American Culture Canceled Due To Threats From
2007-05-22 14:36:00
A festival due to be held in Paris this weekend to celebrate American music and culture has been called off after death threats from an anti-US group claiming links to al-Qaida.Organisers of the Three Days in America festival said the decision to postpone the event ? also aimed at demonstrating "Franco-American friendship" ? was taken to safeguard the public.The death threats, along with warnings suggesting that the event itself might be attacked, were made in anonymous telephone calls and an apparently badly written letter containing numerous spelling mistakes.SOURCE technorati tags: islam, muslim, muslims, jihad, islamic, france
Gun Crazy America
2007-04-26 23:09:00
Hooked on ViolenceBy Bob HerbertThe New York TimesTwo days after the massacre at Virginia Tech, a mentally disturbed man with a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun opened fire in a house in Queens, killing his mother, his mother?s disabled companion and the disabled man?s health care aide. The gunman then killed himself.Sixteen months ago, in the basement of a private home in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, four aspiring rappers, aged 19 to 22, were summarily executed in a barrage of semiautomatic gunfire. Two teenagers were arrested five months later, and one was charged as the gunman.I had coffee the other day with Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children?s Defense Fund, and she mentioned that since the murders of Robert Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, well over a million Americans have been killed by firearms in the United States. That?s more than the combined U.S. combat deaths in all the wars in all of American history.?We?re losing eight child...
Recognizing Afro-American Spirituals in American Culture
2007-02-07 17:42:00
I was moved........ As part of the UnderGround Railroad system, "back in the day", before civil rights, when negro slaves would belt out a tune to "the others" working in the plantation fields all day long,sweating their asses off, backs abreaking, giving "the others" clues as to which way the hard workers should go to freedom, the United States House of Representatives has thought it worthy that these moving songs of freedom should be part of the archives of our American culture and heritage. Our country is known for blues and jazz and now we can add one more song to the list Negro Spirituals, the predecessor of blues and jazz no doubt."Back in the Day" slaves had to have some way to tell the other workers, I mean slaves, which way to go to freedom. Hence, songs like Wade in the Maxine Waters, became very popular in the working fields because it secretly held a message. The Water. Go to the Water. The hounddogs and bloodhounds can't find you or smell you wading through the wate...
Halloween: American Culture; Pagan Origins
2006-10-19 08:45:07
This time around I am going to speak on a real life family matter that I have found most disturbing. My son is attending grade school this year. As for my wife and I, we are experiencing what being a parent of a child in grammar school is like for the very first time. And although he attends one of the superlative learning institutions in the country there are a lot of adjustments to make. These adjustments are particularly exasperating when there are two smaller children at home going through their own little developments. With that said let me get to the point of this post, which is intended to be a concentration on an annoyance which is the result of one of the aforementioned adjustments, that is Halloween. Halloween is the most indulgent and frivolous event in American culture. Yeah, yeah… I know your kids love it and it is so fun right! Yeah well, my guess is that in 1767 going to the market place to select a new slave to perform childcare and domestic duties was thrillin...
By: Wa Salaam
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