Son of "Mob Wives" Star Arrested in Brooklyn
Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Karen Gravano, Renee Graziano, and Angela "Big Ang" Raiola attend Karen Gravano's "Mob Daughter" book release party in February.
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#1 Jun 6, 2012
Big Angelo...says it all.
#2 Jun 6, 2012
"Mob wives" produce "mob brats".
What part of "GUILTY!" didn't you understand?
#4 Jun 6, 2012
Tamanend or Tammany or Tammamend, the "affable",(c. 1628–c. 1698) was a chief of one of the clans that made up the Lenni-Lenape nation in the Delaware Valley at the time Philadelphia was established. Tamanend is best known as a lover of peace and friendship who played a prominent role in the establishment of peaceful relations among the Native American tribes and the English settlers who established Pennsylvania, led by William Penn.
Tamanend reputedly took part in a meeting between the leaders of the Lenni-Lenape nation, and the leaders of the Pennsylvania colony held under a large elm tree at Shakamaxon in the early 1680s. There, Tamanend is reported to have announced that the Lenni-Lenape and the English colonists would "live in peace as long as the waters run in the rivers and creeks and as long as the stars and moon endure." These words have been memorialized on the statue of Tamanend that stands in Philadelphia today.
It is believed that Tamanend died in 1698. Over the next century, many folk legends surrounded Tamanend and his fame assumed mythical proportions among the people of Philadelphia, who began to call him "King Tammany," "Saint Tammany," and the "Patron Saint of America." The people of Philadelphia also organized a Tammany society and an annual Tammany festival. These traditions soon spread across America. The reason for Tammany's popular status can be attributed to the need that patriotic colonists had to express a distinct "American" identity, in place of their former European nationalities. Tammany, an American Indian, provided an apt symbol for patriotic Americans to identify with.
Because of Philadelphia's political significance during the founding of the United States of America, Tammany soon became a national symbol throughout much of the newly formed country.
#5 Jun 6, 2012
The Bowery Boys were a nativist, anti-Catholic, and anti-Irish gang based north of the Five Points district of New York City in the mid-19th century. They were primarily stationed in the Bowery section of New York, which was, at the time, extended north of the Five Points. It was said that the gang was so popular during its time that many of the lesser gangs of the Bowery followed it in its various fights with the Dead Rabbits.
Bowery Boys were mostly single males who frequented the saloons and brothels of the Bowery and dressed in black stovepipe hats, red shirts, black flared trousers, high-heeled calfskin boots and black vests, with oil-slicked hair. One famous member of the Bowery Boys was William Poole, also known as Bill the Butcher.
The Bowery Boys often fought Irish gangs from the Five Points such as longtime rivals the Dead Rabbits and were affiliated with the "Know-Nothing", or "American", political party which lasted from 1849 to 1856, and the Civil War era Democratic Party. Herbert Asbury's book, Gangs of New York, clearly states that the gang was most famous for helping the nativist movement. The party, which ultimately replaced the Whig party in New York, was made up of Protestants calling themselves "native born Americans" to differentiate themselves from Catholic immigrants they opposed. Originally, it was a branch of Tammany Hall but decided to go on its own after many disagreements. The Bowery Boys, deciding to align themselves with the American party, had many fights with the O'Connell Guards, who decidedly aligned themselves with Tammany Hall.
During the New York Draft Riots of 1863, the Bowery Boys took part in much of the looting while fighting with rival gangs. By the end of the decade, however, the gang had split into various factions as the Bowery Boys gradually disappeared.
#6 Jun 6, 2012
Crusty's Korner Group===== Of all the American political parties in the 19th century, perhaps none generated more controversy than the Know-Nothing Party, or the Know-Nothings. Officially known as the American Party, it actually emerged from secret societies opposed to immigrants coming to America.
Its shadowy beginnings, and popular nickname, led to it going down in history as something of a joke.
Yet in their own time, the Know-Nothings made their presence known, and no one was laughing.
Nativism in America
As immigration from Europe increased in the early 1800s, citizens who had been born in the United States began to feel resentment at the new arrivals. Those opposed to immigrants became known as nativists.
Violent encounters between immigrants and “native-born Americans” would occasionally occur in American cities in the 1830s and early 1840s. In July 1844, riots broke out in the city of Philadelphia. Nativists battled Irish immigrants, and two Catholic churches and a Catholic school were burned by mobs. At least 20 people were killed in the mayhem.
In New York City, Archbishop John Hughes called upon the Irish to defend the original St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Mott Street. Irish parishioners, rumored to be heavily armed, occupied the churchyard, and the anti-immigrant mobs which had paraded in the city were scared off from attacking the cathedral. No Catholic churches were burned in New York.
The catalyst for this upsurge in the nativist movement was an increase in immigration in the 1840s, especially the great numbers of Irish immigrants who flooded east coast cities during the years of the Great Famine in the late 1840s.
Emergence of the Know-Nothing Party
Several small political parties espousing nativist doctrine existed, among them the American Republican Party and the Nativist Party. At the same time, secret societies, such as the Order of United Americans and the Order of the Star-Spangled Banner, sprang up in American cities. Their members were sworn to keep immigrants out of America, or at the least, to keep them out of mainstream society once they arrived.
#7 Jun 6, 2012
aimed at WASP control of government by depriving naturalized Americans and Roman Catholics of political rights.
#8 Jun 6, 2012
The Two Georges (painting) Edit History The Two Georges was a painting done by Thomas Gainsborough in the 1760s, depicting North American colonial leader George Washington being presented to King George III of Britain, and commemorating the accord that averted a revolution by Britain's North American colonies. In the background were a number of prominent people of the day including some who were not actually at the ceremony. Among them were: William Pitt, the prime minister at the time; Lord North, Pitt's successor as prime minister; Benjamin Franklin; Samuel Adams; the Duke of Newcastle, first lord of the treasury; George Grenville; Sir Philip Francis; and John Wilkes.
In 1995, the painting was touring the North American Union when it was stolen by the militant separatist group, the Sons of Liberty and ransomed for fifty million pounds. Colonel Thomas Bushell and Captain Samuel Stanley of the Royal American Mounted Police trekked across the continent in pursuit of the thieves, finally arriving in Victoria and recovering the painting an hour before King-Emperor Charles III's arrival.
However, the painting had been booby-trapped with a bomb, designed to go off during Charles III's speech at the All-Union Art Museum. Bushell and Stanley deduced the truth, and arrived just in time to disarm the bomb and save the king.
#9 Jun 7, 2012
good for him
#10 Jun 7, 2012
Can someone plez.tell me truth. Are these shows fake.? Really wondering y 5.ladies would.want.to.argure,.throw punches, cuss.each.other out. Y on earth would.someone want to.live that. then when.theres no drama w ladies someone.always gets arressted. the dude selling drugs when.he been on the show made a few.bucks,. His.mom has business.yet u sell drugs n get busted fews b4.ur moms show. Plez fake or not?
#11 Jun 7, 2012
Dude what does that have to do with the show. A painting.
#13 Jul 7, 2012
bwah ha ha ha haaaaaa
That old hosebag needs to spend some time in jail for masquerading as a woman.
Why didn't someone tell her to knock it off after that first bit of plastic surgery? A silverback gorilla wouldn't want any of THAT!
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