Thingish Things

Bad-Ass Patriots

Baiersbronn Only in today’s music world would a patriotic rock band be seen as radical, but that’s exactly what Madison Rising is quickly becoming known as in the liberal-dominated music industry — bad-ass radical.  The pro-military, pro-free-market, anti-protest rockers are considered so against the grain, in fact, that they were banned from playing in Zuccotti […]

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Remembering the Hardhat Riot

In May of 1970, in what later became known as the “Hardhat Riot“, a group of New York City construction workers organized by the AFL-CIO lashed out against a group of anti-Vietnam-War hippies in lower Manhattan.  Seventy people were injured in the two-hour melee.  One wonders if such an occurrence is not possible in lower Manhattan now as the […]

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