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Once again, we see America supporting the “dirty end” of the political stick. We are (or soon will be) supplying money and weapons to the “al-Queda” Islamists in Syria (the Islamic state of Iraq, the Levant, Ahrar al-Sham to name a few of these crazies who practice cannibalism, beheadings and the like). Now we are to climb in bed with Neo-Nazi’s in Ukraine (Svoboda, Patriots of Ukraine, Spilna Sprava, Afgantsy and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army to name just a few).
Common sense would dictate that Chickenhawks like Dick Cheney and Ted Nugent should be the last people to be consulted about troop levels and defense matters, but that’s exactly what is happening. Chickenhawks everywhere hope that an aggressive chest-thumping posture on fighting for your country will cause the American public to have amnesia about how these cowards showed the white feather when it came time for them to stand up and fight for their country during the Vietnam War. When it comes time for someone to fight for their country, Nugent and Cheney think there is no limit, as long as it does not include them. It insults our veterans to let Cheney and Nugent pose as patriots.
Big screen. Big effects. Big budget. Big box office.
Advertisers played it safe in Super Bowl ads this year.
MUCUCHIES, Venezuela — The Soviets made space dog Laika a national hero and Americans have fallen for presidential pets from Checkers to Bo. In Venezuela, a rare breed of shaggy sheepdog has come to symbolize the patriotic legacy of the late Hugo Chavez.
In this Dec. 18, 2013 photo, a mucuchies dog rests at a farm near Merida, Venezuela. The rare breed of shaggy sheepdog has come to symbolize the patriotic legacy of the late Hugo Chavez. Interest in the dog in Latin America surged after ally Argentine President Cristina Fernandez reappeared in public in November after brain surgery doting on a fluffy, white puppy given to her by Chavez’s brother. (AP Photo/Ricardo Nunes)
In this Dec. 18, 2013 photo, two mucuchies pups rest on a farm near Merida, Venezuela. In Venezuela, mucuchies, a rare breed of shaggy sheepdog has come to symbolize the patriotic legacy of Hugo Chavez. The late president rescued the mucuchies, named for this Andean town where the breed originated 400 years ago, from near-extinction in 2008 by providing funding to breed the remaining 23 purebreds. (AP Photo/Ricardo Nunes)
Having clung to the Russians as go-to villains long after the Cold War thawed, the movies find themselves current again with their favorite arch-enemy.
Western Skies Golf Club in Gilbert will host a free performance on Jan. 10 by a golfer renowned for his playing skills and his skills at playing around with a golf ball.
LOS ANGELES — In a world of on-demand video and movies shrunken to the size of smartphone screens, home-entertainment releases need something special to stand out. The following box sets offer more than movies for every cinephile on your holiday list.
Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (English translation: amnesty) like to point out that immigrants in the past have flocked to America and made important contributions to our nation. That’s true, but the America of 1913 was different from 2013 in ways that greatly affect the probability that immigrants will become contributing citizens.
The Town of Gilbert is set to host its “All American” Red White and Blue Gilbert Days parade and festival on Nov. 23.
The members of American Legion Auxiliary Wm Bloys Unit 2 would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.
Amid cannon fire, flyovers and parachutists, the Higley Unified School District honored many veterans during its Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 8 — one of several events in the East Valley to recognize those who have served.
The City of Chandler will recognize four local veterans during the city’s Operation Welcome Home event beginning at 6 p.m. on Nov. 4.
Looks like I made a minor error in my recent letter (Tribune, Oct. 9; evtnow.com/5xz). It was Plessy v. Ferguson that declared racial segregation in schools legal, not Brown v. Board of Education. I wish the Tribune would correct those errors when they’re made. I admit it, I goofed.
As it has for the past 12 years, the Town of Gilbert is hosting what has become one of the nation’s largest celebrations of the U.S. Constitution, with activities and events that will culminate September 21, with the Constitution Week Fair and Concert, featuring musician and singer David Osmond.
George and Martha Washington mingle with some young patriots during the 2012 Gilbert Constitution Week Fair. [Michelle Peirano/Tribune file photo]
Patriotic music, inspirational messages, the flag flown at half mast and a moment of silence were all part of a stirring 9/11 Memorial Tribute help in Gilbert Wednesday morning.
PHOENIX — Organizers of a bid to block Medicaid expansion in Arizona conceded they may not have the necessary signatures on petitions to force the issue to the ballot.
Veterans, first responders, civilians and military join together to honor the fallen heroes of September 11 and of the wars since. This event welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and ages to come out, thank heroes and complete a 5K course. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finishers in addition to the top finishers in 11 different age groups. There will also be a prize for the most patriotic costume.
“NOOOOOO MOOORE WAAARS! Mr. President, keep us out of war!”
Every fan and media member and most NFL players loathe the fourth and final preseason game. Most of the players you care about either play a series or sit out completely. Anyone with a nagging injury? Take seat. Nothing beats spending four hours pondering “Why hasn’t the season started already?”
DETAILS >> 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 (“Tough Enough To Wear Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Night), 1 p.m. (ASU Day) and 7 p.m. (Patriot Night) Saturday, Aug. 17, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 (Family Day). Payson Event Center, 1400 S. Beeline Highway, directly across from Mazatzal Casino. $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $10 for children 8-12. (928) 474-9440 or www.PaysonRimCountry.com.
Every summer, the pine-shaded town of Payson celebrates a rodeo that started back in 1884 and has run continuously every year since. A local point of pride on the Rim, it’s a chance for us city dwellers to rub shoulders with real cowboys and cowgirls while bull riders, steer wrestlers, bronc riders, specialty acts and colorful clowns entertain in a rollicking two-hour show.
A dance with a live band follows the Friday- and Saturday-night rodeos; admission is free with your rodeo ticket. A rodeo parade takes place 9 a.m. Saturday on Main Street. Saturday night is Patriot Night, honoring fallen, wounded and returning veterans with the Marine Corps Mounted Honor Guard. [More details on next slide ...]