Tag Archive: American History

Star Spangled Banner As You’ve Never Heard It





Published on Jul 6, 2013

” The story of how our national anthem came to be. This is a story every American should hear. It’s a little lengthy, but I’m sure it’ll be worth your time.

¬† It took me awhile to make this. Towards the end I started getting lazy, so that’s why it may not be as great as the rest of the video. Enjoy anyways though ūüôā

Oh yeah, and sorry about the typos in the anthem.

*I don’t own the audio or pics and the flag video that I used towards the end belongs to FarWestTexas.”

Citizenship Test




¬† ¬†A sampling of American’s knowledge of their own system of government from the test that legal immigrants are required to take to earn their citizenship papers . From the¬†Immigrant Archive Project¬†

” Watching this will bring Rush Limbaugh‚Äôs term ‚ÄúLow Information Voters‚ÄĚ to mind. If these folks are at all representative of the country at large, we are in¬†serious¬†trouble.”


10 Guns That Have Shaped The Course Of American History



” With¬†more than 90 guns per 100 citizens¬†and a constitutional right to¬†bear arms, the United States has a close history with guns.¬†

A new book, American Gun, details the 10 firearms that have the biggest stake in American history.

The author is Chris Kyle, a legendary Navy SEAL¬†who died¬†in¬†April as a result of gunshot wounds when a Marine veteran with post traumatic stress disorder turned his weapon on Kyle at a Texas shooting range.”



New York Town Removes Flag As ‚ÄėOffensive‚Äô Tea Party Symbol






” A veterans organization¬†in a New York town is fighting for its right to fly a patriotic flag after the city council refused to let the group display the flag, calling it a symbol of the Tea Party with right-wing connotations.

The¬†United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association replaced a tattered American flag at the New Rochelle Armory, flying the Gadsden flag underneath it. The bright yellow ‚ÄúDon‚Äôt Tread On Me‚ÄĚ flag has been used by the Navy and Marine Corps since 1775.

When a city council member complained to the city manager that he found the flag offensive, the city manager initially decided to let the flag fly anyway. But the city council overruled him, and the flag was taken down. On Wednesday, the council voted 5 to 2 to keep the veterans from putting the flag back up.”




Peter Parente President of United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Society speaking on the
                 Confiscation of the NR Armory Gadsden Flag by City Council.


 Mayor Democrat

Mayor Noam Bramson
Noam Bramson

515 North Ave.
New Rochelle, NY  10801

Ph: (914) 654-2150
Fx: (914) 654-2357

District 1 Republican

Councilmember Louis Trangucci
Louis Trangucci
District 1 Council Member

City Hall
515 North Ave.
New Rochelle, NY  10801

Ph: (914) 235-0499

District 2 Republican

Councilmember Albert Tarantino
Albert Tarantino
District 2 Council Member

City Hall
515 North Ave.
New Rochelle, NY  10801

Ph: (914) 633-1985

District 3 Democrat

Councilmember Rice
Jared R. Rice
District 3 Council Member

515 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY  10801

(914) 633-9200

District 4 Democrat

Councilmember Hyden
Ivar Hyden
District 4 Council Member

City Hall
515 North Ave.
New Rochelle, NY  10801

(914) 606-0834

District 5 Democrat

Councilmember Fertel
Barry R. Fertel
District 5 Council Member

City Hall
515 North Ave.
New Rochelle, NY  10801

Ph: (914) 740-4346

District 6 Democrat

Hon. Shari B. Rackman
Shari B. Rackman
District 6 Council Member

City Hall
515 North Ave.
New Rochelle, NY  10801


¬† ¬† Here is the New Rochelle city council’s ¬†contact information . Feel free to voice your displeasure . Politely and intelligently of course . We are not leftists after all . We are civil .







Scientific Genius And An Atmosphere That Facilitates Innovation


Einstein's Famous Tongue

Rare and Iconic Photos of Einstein



” Ask anyone to name an iconic scientist and most people will say Albert Einstein. He was his generation‚Äôs greatest physicist as well as an international celebrity and humanitarian. Many people can tell you at least something about his renowned Theory of Relativity, though the details probably elude them right now.

Einstein‚Äôs fame extends to pop culture, where photos of the eminent scientist can be seen plastered on mugs, t-shirts, postcards, and¬†internet memes. Though many images are well known ‚ÄĒ Einstein framed by his wild hair sticking his tongue out at the camera ‚ÄĒ there are still a good number that rarely see the light of day.

In honor of the 90th anniversary of Albert Einstein winning the Nobel Prize in physics, we are presenting a collection of photographs ‚ÄĒ some famous, some rare ‚ÄĒ that exemplify this singular man. The images come from the¬†Bettmann Archive, a collection of more than 11 million historical photographs owned by¬†Corbis Images. “