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i ..... . --, , . ,.. : > :   "...;':TO .'X[D DC O:" C 9 9 ].4 T VOL. 115 - NO. 42 M ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, OCTOBER 21, 2011 $.30 A COPY Do You Remember... Columbus Day 1980 Celebrating Columbus Day 1980 with a wreath eeremoney outside the Knights of Columbus Ausonia Council in the North End. Amonst those in the photo are: Philip D'Alessandro, Congressman Joe Moakley, Pat Barasso, Paul Spera, Fred Langone, Mario Umana The Plumber Running for Congress Joe the Plumber is plunging into politics and has filed a statement of candidacy with the F.E.C. Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher plans on running as a Republican in Ohio's 9 th House district. The seat is currently held by Marcy Kaptur, the long- est serving Democratic woman in the House. He is a Tea Party favorite who thinks he can win in the Toledo to Cleveland House seat. It is Pelosi Who is Clueless Former US Speaker Nancy Pelosi pounced on US Senator Scott Brown about his wisecrack on a radio show on WZLX 100.7 and called him "clueless" about women. Warren actually started the whole thing by making a wisecrack about Brown's modeling career back in his college years. Brown gives it back to her the following day on a radio program and he's the guy that wronged her. It was all just a joke when he said "Thank God" on Carlson & MacKensie. Pelosi said his comments were clueless and offensive and Brown's comments "spoke volumes about, really disrespect for women ... I bet you he'd like to take that comment back." Brown basically told Pelosi to lighten up, it was only a joke. After all, doesn't one joke deserve another like in ping-pong? Pelosi is probably angry that (Continued on Page 15) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE DAY Celebrated as Part of America's Exceptionalism An estimated 12 million students recited the Pledge of Allegiance in school for the first time 119 years ago on October 12, 1892. Follow- ing the Pledge, students, teachers, school adminis- trators, and public officials either said a prayer or read scripture from the Bible. Each principal at schools in Boston, Massachusetts, recited Psalm 145. The first celebration of Columbus Day in 1892 was an original effort to keep American exceptionalism alive and to prevent Amer- ica from losing its freedom and liberties in becoming a socialist nation. James Upham began uniting Amer- icans in 1891 during a very divisive time, by inspiring patriotism through a cam- paign to hang an American Flag at every school in the nation. The following year on the first' Columbus Day, Upham's idea of reciting the flag of the United States of pge ofAllegiance under:.America, and to the repub- kh the flag became a iic for which it stands, one national tradition. Columbus nation under God, indivis- Day is a day to celebrate ible, with liberty, and justice the discovery of America -- for all." a day of patriotism, unity, and freedom. The celebra- tion of Columbus Day al- lowed all Americans to boldly declare their love of our na- tion and their fortitude to keep America free. In 1954, the words "under God" were added to the Pledge. The full Pledge reads: "I pledge allegiance to the Mathew Stayer, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, commented: "The Pledge of Allegiance's proc- lamation that America is united as one nation under God is consistent with the Declaration of Indepen- dence. The Judeo-Christian values .that formed the foundation of America are the reason for American exceptionalism. When we say the Pledge of Allegiance, we are not Republicans or Democrats. WE ARE AMERICANS." Thus it is that when :you Pledge Allegiance to the United States Flag, You: *Promise your loyalty to the Flag itself. *Promise your loyalty to your own and the other 49 States. *Promise your loyalty to the Government that unites us all, Recognizing that we are ONE Nation under God, That we can not or should not be divided or alone, And understanding the right to Liberty and Justice belongs to ALL of us.