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  • Burbank Lawmaker Calls For Public Display Of Controversial Armenian Rug

    11/11/2013 6:22:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | November 11, 2013 12:58 PM
    A San Fernando Valley lawmaker wants the White House to put a rug woven by Armenian orphans and given to President Calvin Coolidge nearly a century ago on public display. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is among a bipartisan group of U.S. Congress members calling on President Obama to reverse the White House’s decision to back out of lending the rug out for a Dec. 16 exhibition at the Smithsonian Institute. The Armenian orphan rug, which measures 11′ 7″ x 18′ 5″ and is comprised of 4.4 million individual knots, reportedly took girls in the Ghazir Orphanage of Near East Relief...
  • Obama stops Smithsonian from displaying Armenian Genocide-era artwork for fear of irking Turks

    10/26/2013 5:25:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10/26/2013 | Robert Spencer
    Turkey's ongoing denial of the Armenian Genocide is consistent with an unbroken Islamic supremacist pattern: never, ever admit wrongdoing; never, ever take responsibility for actions that cause harm; never, ever acknowledge that jihad actions (such as the Armenian Genocide) cause immeasurable suffering to human beings; always, always instead blame the kuffar who have the temerity to point out the wrongdoing.And Obama, who counts Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a friend, falls right in line."Armenian orphan rug is in White House storage, as unseen as genocide is neglected," by Philip Kennicott for the Washington Post, October 21 (thanks to AINA):The rug...
  • Photo: When Freedom Existed in America ... Moving House Passing the White House; circa 1924

    08/19/2013 7:28:13 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1924 | Retronaut
    Workmen transporting a house next to the White House. (President Calvin Coolidge apparently had no concern about this.)
  • Harding Dies Coolidge Takes Charge

    08/02/2013 8:54:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2013 | David Stokes
    Ninety years ago today, on August 2, 1923, President Warren G. Harding died at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. It was sudden, shocking, and has been fodder for conspiracy theorists ever since. His wife, Florencedescribed derisively by some as The Duchessdidnt allow an autopsy, so well never know exactly what caused the demise of the 29th President of the United States. It might have been congestive heart failure, or food poisoning, or even something more sinister. Seen in retrospect, through the prism of the scandals associated with his White House tenure, Harding is usually ranked well toward the...
  • Harding Dies Coolidge Takes Charge (How we avoided a great depression in the 1920s and prospered)

    08/02/2013 8:42:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/02/2013 | David Stokes
    Ninety years ago today, on August 2, 1923, President Warren G. Harding died at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. It was sudden, shocking, and has been fodder for conspiracy theorists ever since. His wife, Florencedescribed derisively by some as The Duchessdidnt allow an autopsy, so well never know exactly what caused the demise of the 29th President of the United States. It might have been congestive heart failure, or food poisoning, or even something more sinister. Seen in retrospect, through the prism of the scandals associated with his White House tenure, Harding is usually ranked well toward the...
  • Calvin Coolidge Revised: New Find On 1929 Stock Market Crash

    07/01/2013 7:28:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/01/2013 | Amity Shlaes
    Traditional presidential polls give Calvin Coolidge a low ranking. One reason for this is that he is often blamed for egging on the already boisterous stock market of the late 1920s, especially toward the end of his presidency. Particularly disparaging is John Kenneth Galbraiths account that Coolidge said in 1929 that prosperity was absolutely sound and that equities were cheap at current prices. This assertion is said to have stoked market fires so that stocks continued heavenward during the first half-year of Herbert Hoovers presidency. The crash, when it came, was therefore all the more violent. Parts of this older...
  • Calvin Coolidge- Speech on One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

    03/01/2013 3:06:42 PM PST · by dennisw · 13 replies
    teachingamericanhistory.org ^ | July 5, 1926 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Calvin Coolidge
    Speech on the Occasion of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence Calvin Coolidge July 5, 1926 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. The coming of a new life always excites our interest. Although we know in the case of the individual that it has been an infinite repetition reaching back beyond our vision, that only makes it the more wonderful. But how our interest and wonder increase when we behold the miracle of the birth of a new nation. It is to pay our tribute of reverence and respect to...
  • The Comeback of Silent Cal ("Derided by New Dealers, Coolidge gets long-overdue respect...")

    02/25/2013 2:38:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 25, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Derided by New Dealers, Coolidge gets long-overdue respect in Shlaes’s biography. For years, most Americans’ vision of history has been shaped by the New Deal historians. Writing soon after Franklin Roosevelt’s death, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and others celebrated his accomplishments and denigrated his opponents. They were gifted writers, and many of their books were bestsellers. They have persuaded many Americans — Barack Obama definitely included — that progress means an ever-bigger government. In their view, the prosperous 1920s were a binge of mindless frivolity. The Depression of the 1930s was the inevitable hangover, for which FDR administered the cure.That’s one...
  • Calvin Coolidge Gets New Deal in Revisionist History

    02/25/2013 4:10:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | Michael Barone
    For years, most Americans' vision of history has been shaped by the New Deal historians. Writing soon after Franklin Roosevelt's death, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and others celebrated his accomplishments and denigrated his opponents. They were gifted writers, and many of their books were bestsellers. And they have persuaded many Americans -- Barack Obama definitely included -- that progress means an ever bigger government In their view, the prosperous 1920s were a binge of mindless frivolity. The Depression of the 1930s was the inevitable hangover, for which FDR administered the cure. That's one way to see it. But there are others,...
  • End of the Coolidge Joke

    02/21/2013 5:09:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- I am indebted to Amity Shlaes for gently correcting a joke of mine that dates back to July 8, 1972. On that date in the New York Times, I joshed that President Calvin Coolidge "probably spent more time napping than any president in the nation's history" and therefore was a successful president. My joke was a play on an earlier joke by H. L. Mencken, and now Shlaes has corrected both of us. She has written a very impressive biography titled simply "Coolidge," wherein she never mentions Cal's naps but rather what made him the most successful president...
  • Calvin Coolidge: The Scrooge Who Begat Plenty

    02/12/2013 6:42:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The American ^ | 02/13/2013 | Amity Shlaes
    Civility to one’s opponents, certainty, restraint, federalism, economy, thrift, and respect for faith: these and other Coolidge ideals are needed today. Debt takes its toll. To no one had this ever seemed clearer than to a 61-year-old farmer named Oliver Coolidge, who languished in Woodstock Common Jail in Windsor County, Vermont, in the spring of 1849. Oliver was behind bars because he owed a neighbor, Frederick Wheeler, $24.23. He had not honored a contract because he lacked the money to honor it. Now his debt had climbed to $29.48 because the justice of the peace had ruled that he had...
  • The Destiny of America

    09/16/2012 8:49:08 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    Teaching American History ^ | May 30, 1923 | Calvin Coolidge
    Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country. In no other nation on earth does this principle have such complete application. It comes most naturally from the fundamental doctrine of our land that the people are supreme. Lincoln stated the substance of the whole matter in his famous phrase, "government of the people; by the people, and for the people." The authority of law here is not something which is imposed upon the people; it is the will of the people themselves. The decision of the court here is...
  • POLL TO FREEP: Who is your favorite American President?

    02/20/2012 6:41:45 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 67 replies · 16+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 02/18/2012
    On front page of website, no registration required.Shockingly, neither Carter nor the present occupant of the White House are choices...
  • American Minute: September 21

    09/21/2011 1:08:38 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37
    coachisright.com ^ | September 21, 2011 | By Bill Federer, staff writer
    On SEPTEMBER 21, 1924, America's 30th President, Calvin Coolidge, addressed the Holy Name Society in Washington, D.C., saying: "The worst evil that could be inflicted upon the youth of the land would be to leave them without restraint and completely at the mercy of their own uncontrolled inclinations. Under such conditions education would be impossible, and all orderly development intellectually or morally would be hopeless." Calvin Coolidge continued: "The Declaration of Independence...claims...the ultimate source of authority by stating...they were... 'appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the rectitude of' their 'intentions.'... The foundations of our independence and our...
  • Perry's America may seem familiar to centenarians

    08/28/2011 8:37:20 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-28-2011 | Joe Holley
    Perry's America may seem familiar to centenarians By JOE HOLLEY August 28, 2011 At first glance, it would seem that the 30th president of the United States and the man who would be the 45th have little in common. Famously silent Calvin Coolidge, after all, not only had little to say but also hated to campaign, unlike White House aspirant Rick Perry, an indefatigable campaigner whose tongue occasionally runs ahead of his brain. Coolidge was a rectitudinous New Englander presiding, paradoxically, over a raucous Jazz Age; Perry is a gregarious Texan who, paradoxically, stands to inherit a nation shaken by...
  • Next President Must Live Like Coolidge, Not Obama

    08/19/2011 4:15:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 19, 2011 | The great MARK STEYN
    20 minutes, but he's already delivered one of the best lines in the campaign: "I'll work every day to try to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your life as I can." This will be grand news to Schylar Capo of Virginia. The 11-year-old made the mistake of rescuing a woodpecker from the jaws of a cat and nursing him back to health for a couple of days and, for her pains, was visited by a federal Fish and Wildlife gauleiter (with accompanying state troopers) who charged her with illegal transportation of a protected species and issued her a $535...
  • How Silent Cal Beat a Recession (inheriting a bad economy, he cut taxes and slashed spending)

    08/07/2011 6:15:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/03/2011 | Charles C. Johnson
    Eighty-eight years ago this week, Calvin Coolidge took office upon the sudden death of President Warren Harding. Like the current administration, the Harding-Coolidge administration faced a tough recession from 1919-1921. But unlike the current administration, the Harding-Coolidge and Coolidge-Dawes administrations cut taxes, balanced budgets and slashed government spending, reducing federal debt by over a third in a decade. The economy grew, averaging just over 7% from 1924 to 1929, the years of his presidency. So did Coolidge's popularity. He was so popular that even during the Great Depression's height song-writer Cole Porter compared his lover to the "Coolidge dollar." Ronald...
  • Vanity: Born on the Fourth of July--Calvin Coolidge

    07/04/2011 7:16:04 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 19 replies
    7/4/11 | raccoonradio
    I guess they're celebrating up in Plymouth Notch VT today, as it's the birthday for the only President born on the Fourth of July: Calvin Coolidge (I think a couple died on July 4 though). Republican, former gov. of MA, one who loved the people and scenery of his home state of Vermont. I paid a brief visit to the Coolidge State Historic Site the other day. "Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong." "The business of America is business." (actually the word "Chief" appears before "business"--kind of a misquote as he goes on to...
  • Can You Name the Greatest President of the Past 100 Years? (Cato Inst. says it's Calvin Coolidge)

    10/19/2010 7:07:22 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 73 replies · 1+ views
    cato Institute ^ | 10/19/2010 | Daniel Mitchell
    It’s tempting to say that Ronald Reagan was the best U.S. president of the past century, and I’ve certainly demonstrated my man-crush on the Gipper. But there is some real competition. I had the pleasure yesterday of hearing Amity Shlaes of the Council on Foreign Relations make the case for Calvin Coolidge at the Mont Pelerin Society Meeting in Australia. I dug around online and found an article Amity wrote for Forbes that highlights some of the attributes of “Silent Cal” that she mentioned in her speech. As you can see, she makes a persuasive case. … the Coolidge style...
  • Calvin Coolidge Friend of Common Sense

    08/13/2010 7:52:34 PM PDT · by I still care · 8 replies
    Rightpundits.com ^ | August 13, 2010 | Andrew Zaroney
    Todays episode of Glenn Becks Founders Friday looked deeper into the presidency of Calvin Coolidge. Silent Cal was Ronald Reagans favorite president. Historian Amy Shlaes, author of The Forgotten Man, was a guest and referred to Coolidge not as a reformer but as a refrainer. Coolidge knew when not to act, which is usually better than acting and doing the wrong thing. Which, of course, is what our current president, Barack Hoover Obama, is doing. Each and every decision Obama has made since taking office has been an error, except perhaps allowing the Navy SEALs to do their job to...