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  • UK holds cyberwar game in Churchill’s WWII bunker

    03/14/2014 7:54:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 14, 2014 10:43 AM EDT | Raphael Satter
    Bent over their computers in a World War II-era bunker beneath London’s streets, dozens of young techies have spent Friday racing to understand why Britain’s banking network suddenly seems to have gone offline. The exercise—it is just an exercise—comes complete with sirens and mock newscasts. It’s meant to recruit the next generation of tech talent, and is also meant to help highlight the threat many here see as inevitable: A major cyberattack on the nation’s critical infrastructure. …
  • Winston Churchill : The Iron Curtain Speech, at Westminster College, Fulton, MO on March 5, 1946

    03/01/2014 8:08:40 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 9 replies
    The History Guide ^ | March 5, 1946 | Winston Churchill
    ...the United States stands at this time at the pinnacle of world power. It is a solemn moment for the American Democracy. For with primacy in power is also joined an awe-inspiring accountability to the future. ....when American military men approach some serious situation they are wont to write at the head of their directive the words "over-all strategic concept". There is wisdom in this, as it leads to clarity of thought. What then is the over-all strategic concept which we should inscribe to-day? It is nothing less than the safety and welfare, the freedom and progress, of all the...
  • Winston Churchill answers Obama

    02/08/2014 5:54:12 PM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 8, 2014 | James Lewis
    Obama truly is not like us; his beliefs are utterly alien to our political tradition. That is why this administration violates all the rules. It is not an accident. It is simply who they are. The act of sending the bust of Churchill back to Britain signaled Obama's hatred for the Anglo-American political tradition, including the US Constitution. In Russia, Putin has introduced a 14% flat tax, and is boosting traditional morality. Only Obama still harbors that old post-colonial rage against white imperialists, which is why he can't tell the difference between murderous terror gangs and democratic revolutions.
  • The Strange Christmas Eve of 1941

    12/24/2013 9:49:11 AM PST · by Dansong · 31 replies
    The Providence Journal Editorial Page | 12/23/2013 | Daniel F. Harrington
    The Strange Christmas Eve of 1941 Seventeen days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, on Christmas Eve in 1941, a radio broadcast from the White House reached millions of Americans just as our young men readied themselves to fight in foreign lands and our young woman resigned themselves to long hours in dark factories. A generation that spent a decade weathering the Great Depression now, unbelievably, would face an even deadlier challenge in the form of a world war. The radio broadcast was given to commemorate the lighting of the National Christmas tree but President Roosevelt would share the micrphone...
  • You Tube:Churchill Honored With Statue in Capitol

    10/31/2013 5:32:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 1 replies
    YouTube Via AP ^ | October 31, 2013 | Staff
    You Tube Transcript Rep John Boehner- Winston Spencer Churchill was the best friend the US ever had. By the time President Kennedy named him an honorary citizen in the Spring of 1963, we already considered the man one of our own. continued.
  • ‘Who’ legend Daltrey ‘won’t be fooled’ on Capitol Hill

    10/30/2013 4:46:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 66 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 30, 2013 | Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON – The Who’s Roger Daltrey brought some revolution to the Capitol Wednesday during the installation of a bust of late British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, singing his classic “Won’t Get Fooled Again” to entrenched U.S. lawmakers. “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss!” the British rock royal belted in his famous American-ized twang, backed by a group of gospel singers, guitar and piano, as the graying congressional leadership looked on in the Capitol rotunda Wednesday. “It was very pertinent to the occasion,” Daltrey told the Post, declining to elaborate further on his song selection. “Isn’t it pretty...
  • Winston Churchill to ‘bust’ into the Capitol after sculpture booted from the White House

    10/28/2013 7:14:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 10-7-13 | Leslie Larson
    A statue of the late prime minister will be added to the Capitol collection after President Obama removed a similar artwork from the Oval Office, opting for Martin Luther King Jr. instead. "Never, never, never give up." Republicans in Congress are taking Winston Churchill's words to heart. A bust of the late prime minister will be added to the Capitol collection in the National Statuary Hall, after President Obama chucked the bust that had been loaned to the U.S. from the British. The artwork has become a political hot potato, with Republicans slamming the President for offending America's ally by...
  • On Leadership: Winston Churchill & Ted Cruz

    10/15/2013 10:21:50 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-15-13 | Vince
    In May 1940 the world faced a menace unlike any it had ever seen. After a decade of economic body blows, much of the world was weary. With the carnage of WWI only 20 years past few people had the stomach to fight for much of anything. It was only with great reluctance that in September 1939 the British and the French declared war on Germany after they invaded Poland with the Soviet Union. Nonetheless, even after the declaration, after years of appeasement most British felt that there was little they could do to stop Adolph Hitler. Things were indeed...
  • Bank nearly banned new £5 note with Churchill on it in case it upset the Germans…

    10/13/2013 11:00:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:07 EST, 12 October 2013 | Chris Hastings
    Bank of England bosses thought twice about putting Sir Winston Churchill on the new £5 note—because they didn’t want to upset the Germans. Officials warned Sir Mervyn King, then Governor of the Bank of England, that Churchill’s wartime record might make him highly controversial, documents obtained by The Mail on Sunday show. The same officials also insisted on carrying out a background check on Jane Austen, the prim spinster author of Pride And Prejudice who will appear on the £10 note from 2017, to reassure themselves there were “no issues in her private life”. …
  • Chamberlain, Churchill, Obama and Appeasement

    09/13/2013 9:13:46 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 13, 2013 | Dan Miller
    In this short video, Bill Whittle summarizes much history and shows its relevance to America today.At the end of Mr. Whittle's video, he asks who and where is our Winston Churchill today. He does not provide an answer, but urges us to find him before it's too late. [youtube] Video linkCan we? Will we? There are very few of Winston Churchill's caliber today and President Obama even got rid of the Churchill bust that he apparently thought disgraced "His" White House. LTC Allen West (U.S. Army, ret.) stands out. Perhaps there are others with suitable military backgrounds, knowledge of...
  • Love and training spies, WWII secret army member tells how she learnt to be a good liar

    09/02/2013 1:58:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Express ^ | 9-2-13 | Jane Clinton
    IN 1943 when Noreen Riols was just shy of 18 she decided to join the Wrens for the simple reason that they had "better hats". Her ambition was short-lived, however, as Noreen who speaks fluent French, was deemed far more useful elsewhere. She was immediately dispatched to London's Baker Street and the headquarters of SOE (Special Operations Executive). Here she was signed up to SOE, known as Churchill's secret army. She would join F-Section (the F stood for France), which was led by Colonel Maurice Buckmaster (known as "Buck"), in a vital role helping to train agents to support the...
  • Churchill on Indians Gandhi and Islam (Churchill's Profound Insight, Prescience Regarding Islam)

    07/25/2013 11:08:15 AM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    Patriot's Forum ^ | May 14, 2013 | Staff
    Winston Churchil Disliked Indians particularly Gandhi . His most famous quote on Gandhi reveals his bias : It was while addressing the Council of the West Essex Unionists on February 23, 1931, that Churchill remarked of how, to him and most likely to much of his audience, it “was alarming to see Mr. Gandhi, a seditious Middle Temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well known in the East, striding half-naked up the steps of the Viceregal Palace, while he is still organising and conducting a defiant campaign of civil disobedience, to parley on equal terms with...
  • Furious feminist backlash after Bank of England announced plans to replace image of Elizabeth Fry

    06/22/2013 7:43:19 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 07:57 EST, 22 June 2013 | UPDATED: 09:30 EST, 22 June 2013 | By Rosie Taylor
    Furious feminist backlash after Bank of England announced plans to replace image of Elizabeth Fry with Winston Churchill on £5 notes The decision to choose Sir Winston Churchill to feature on the new £5 note has sparked a furious backlash from feminist campaigners. The wartime Prime Minister will replace the image of prison reformer Elizabeth Fry on the new-look note will which start circulation in 2016. But the move has led to an online petition and a group of 46 MPs and peers yesterday asking for the decision to be reviewed.
  • Mark Levin: The Constitution’s Churchill

    06/12/2013 6:42:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 11, 2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    “Do they even understand the founding of this nation?…Look at the Constitution!” So begins another Mark Levin radio show in which the third most popular talk show host in the land ( behind Rush and Hannity) does his distinctly unique brand of radio, a brand that is focused on educating Americans about the nation’s founding document: The Constitution of the United States. A brand that includes a lengthening series of bestselling books discussing a subject that many once considered arcane at best if not embarrassingly irrelevant. Mark Levin has become the Constitution’s Churchill. Churchill, recall, the man who for years...
  • Winston Churchill was very specific about what kind of occult Hitler worshipped: Moloch

    06/11/2013 7:04:35 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    In "The Gathering Storm", which is the first volume of Churchill's memoirs, he writes the following: (page 64) Amid the excitement of the election the exultant columns of the National Socialist Party filed past their leader in the pagan homage of a torchlight procession through the streets of Berlin. It had been a long struggle, difficult for foreigners, especially those who had not known the pangs of defeat, to comprehend. Adolf Hitler had at last arrived. But he was not alone. He had called from the depths of defeat the dark and savage furies latent in the most numerous, most...
  • Two Prime Ministers (How two different UK PM's view Islam)

    05/24/2013 2:41:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/24/2013 | Cal Thomas
    Following the hacking death of a British soldier by two alleged Islamic extremists, Prime Minister David Cameron said, "There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act." Winston Churchill thought otherwise, but he lived in a time before political correctness ran amok and drew on his personal experiences serving in the Sudan and in the Crimean War. In his 1899 book "The River War," Churchill described what he witnessed in countries where Islam ruled: "Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde...
  • White House issues embarrassing apology to Charles Krauthammer over Churchill bust gaffe

    08/01/2012 7:17:31 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Tthe Telegraph ^ | 1 Aug 2012 | Nile Gardine
    The Obama presidency is fond of issuing apologies for America on the world stage, but very rarely makes them at home to Americans. White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer has just issued one to Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer, who last week wrote an op-ed berating the Obama administration for removing a bust of Sir Winston Churchill from the Oval Office when it came to power. Pfeiffer had issued a stinging attack on Krauthammer, alleging that his Churchill bust reference was “100 percent false.” Krauthammer was of course 100 percent correct, and the British Embassy in...
  • Updating Churchill's "If You're Not a Liberal at 20..." for 21st Century Liberalism

    05/14/2013 3:39:11 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-14-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Sir Winston Churchill to be Featured on British Banknote in 2016 (5 pound denomination)

    04/26/2013 11:27:03 AM PDT · by drewh · 13 replies
    United Press International ^ | Published: April 26, 2013 at 10:35 AM
    Former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill will be featured on a British banknote set to begin circulation in 2016, the Bank of England said. A portrait of Churchill, adapted from a Dec. 30, 1941, photograph taken by Yousuf Karsh, and his famous declaration "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat" will be featured on the five-pound banknote, the BBC reported Friday. Churchill will replace social reformer Elizabeth Fry on the banknote. Bank of England Gov. Sir Mervyn King announced the new banknote from Churchill's former home of Chartwell, in Westerham, Kent. "Our banknotes acknowledge the...
  • Sir Winston Churchill to feature on new banknote (UK Fiver)

    04/26/2013 7:44:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | April 26, 2013 | Kevin Peachey
    Sir Winston Churchill will feature on the new design of a banknote which will enter circulation in 2016, the Bank of England has announced. The wartime leader's image is planned to feature on the reverse of the new £5 note, together with one of his most celebrated quotations. Churchill was chosen owing to his place as "a hero of the entire free world", said Bank governor Sir Mervyn King. The current face of the £5 note is social reformer Elizabeth Fry.
  • Supreme Court refuses to hear Ward Churchill's appeal, CU declares 'matter is now over'

    04/01/2013 11:43:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Camera ^ | 04/01/2013
    The U.S. Supreme Court this morning rejected an appeal from former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill in his effort to reclaim his job, a move that led university officials to declare "the matter is now over." The justices did not comment this morning in refusing to review a Colorado Supreme Court ruling in favor of the university.
  • Bust of Winston Churchill, Israel's 'forgotten friend,' unveiled in Jerusalem

    03/24/2013 5:16:01 PM PDT · by dennisw · 21 replies ^ | Nov.04, 2012 | By Anshel Pfeffer
    'Strange that no major Israeli street or building is named for him,' says British trustee of the Jerusalem Foundation. Winston Churchill was probably the most prominent non-Jewish supporter of the Zionist movement throughout the first half of the 20th century, yet his memory is barely commemorated in Israel. This was rectified Sunday when the Jerusalem Foundation, in cooperation with the local municipality, unveiled a new bust of Churchill in the Moses Montefiore Garden at Mishkenot Sha'ananim in the center of the capital. The relationship between Churchill and the Zionist movement goes back to the warm friendships he and his father,...
  • Who and What is that Obama Person, Anyway?

    03/04/2013 7:37:58 AM PST · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 3, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Few know and they aren't telling us. All we know for sure is that someone wrote his semi-fictional (auto?) biography, that he tells us things that are often untrue and harmful and that he frequently does harmful things. Is this how he wants to be seen? Is this how he sees himself? What does President Obama tell us? He tells us whatever seems politically expedient. It can be fact based, fiction based or at least ideologically twisted depending on what he, his minions and minders think will work best for themselves -- regardless of the consequences for the nation. It...
  • Gandhi, Churchill 'myth', Sherlock real for Britons

    02/26/2008 9:05:21 AM PST · by Brainhose · 8 replies · 252+ views ^ | Today | Brainhose
    London, February 4: Mahatma Gandhi never existed while Britain's wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill was a fictional character. Don't fret. This is only what most Britons think about the great leaders. According to a survey carried out in Britain, many believe that Mahatma Gandhi and Churchill are just mythical figures like Florence Nightingale, popularly known as the 'Lady with the Lamp'. In fact, almost a quarter of the population have the popular notion that Churchill, "the greatest Briton of all time", was made up. Moreover, despite his celebrated military reputation, 47 per cent of respondents feel the 12th-century English...
  • (Vanity) Obama Gets Busted, or Never So Few

    12/23/2012 5:51:25 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 3 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 12-23-2012 | grey_whiskers
    Early in his first term, Barack Obama raised a lot of eyebrows by his (now-infamous) action of returning to the British a bust of Winston Churchill. This error was compounded by giving as a gift to the British Prime minister a gift of DVDs of classic American movies, in a format incompatible with British DVD players. A lot of time was spent either rationalizing this behaviour away, or analyzing it, but the consensus, after a time, was Officially DeclaredTM to be a mixture of "SQUIRREL!" and "Anti-Imperialist" together with references to the Brit treatment of the Mau-Maus in Africa, hints...
  • "Dear Winston…" or What General Mihailovich might have said to Churchill if he had the chance

    12/04/2012 8:53:40 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 18 replies
    Serbianna ^ | December 3, 2012 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Two men who changed history never met, but they should have. They had an enormous impact on each other’s lives. They both were men of war. One would survive. The other would not. The following gives voice to General Draza Mihailovich, the one who did not survive, and what he might have said to the one who did, the great Statesman Winston Churchill, had he had the chance to do so.Dear Winston, During a critical period in the history of the world, our paths crossed in a fateful way, though we would never meet. I would die first, without any...
  • Churchill was an extremist: In praise of standing your ground for what you know is right.

    11/27/2012 5:52:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/26/2012 | Kyle Smith
    Winston Churchill has his fans on the left. President John F. Kennedy, who was fascinated by his writings, bestowed upon him honorary US citizenship. Churchill was the second person, after the Marquis de Lafayette, to be so honored. Delivering the keynote address honoring the 60th anniversary of Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech, admirer Chris Matthews said, “Where other politicians cling to office, he acted as if he were truly prepared to fling it away, to risk popular rejection, which came to him on so many cruel occasions . . . He didn’t worry what his critics thought.” The liberal mind is...
  • Winston Churchill "Never Give In" (vanity)

    11/07/2012 7:25:13 AM PST · by bigbob · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12-6-09 | XIPsquaredIX
    Never give in.
  • Obama is wrong for America and you must vote for Romney (think Reagan and Churchill)

    11/05/2012 7:43:33 PM PST · by forty_years · 7 replies
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | November 5, 2012 | netWMD Editor in Chief
    "Show me a young conservative and I'll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old liberal and I'll show you someone with no brains." - Winston Churchill Tomorrow, Americans will be faced with the most important presidential election in recent history. Building on the words of the great statesman Winston Churchill, we: 1) Can forget that we have brains, believe in youthful wishful thinking, fantasize, and vote for Barack Obama; or, 2) we can remember that we have loving hearts tempered/matured with years of life experiences, recognize the truth that our great nation is being led by...
  • The Historic Winston vs. Barack Debate

    10/30/2012 3:21:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    The American Spectator ^ | October 30, 2012 | Andrew B. Wilson
    ...........Moderator: We turn now to the economy and domestic policy. It's your turn to go first, Mr. President. What are your thoughts on the proper role and scope of government? Do we need more government, or less?Obama: We need more--for two reasons. We need more regulation to keep greedy capitalists from ripping off everyone else. And we need more government intervention and planning to pick the economic winners of the future.I'll help our auto companies retool, so that the fuel-efficient cars of the future are built right here in America. I'll make it easier for American people to afford these...
  • How the BBC Censored Churchill’s Speeches Against Appeasement

    10/14/2012 6:26:33 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 30 replies ^ | October 14, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    This is an important history lesson for anyone who thinks that state-owned media can in any way be informative or that politically correct censorship began recently. He was finally invited to give a talk in 1934 and used this opportunity to warn of the danger of ignoring German rearmament. That broadcast demonstrated the impact Churchill could have had in warning the country against appeasement. It was not to be. This was his last radio appearance on the subject before the outbreak of war.Churchill did complain to a young BBC producer who visited him on the day after Chamberlain returned...
  • Look to the past for the future - Greatest leaders of the 20th Century (Vanity)

    10/08/2012 6:59:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 4 replies
    Vanity ^ | October 8, 2012 | ConservativeInPA
    I just finished watching, Margaret Thatcher - The Iron Lady, on Netflix ... the British documentary, not the Meryl Streep movie. The kids watched the documentary and loved it. The documentary got me thinking about great world leaders in the 20th century. The ones that immediately came to mind were Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.Certainly there are others, but I will limit my list to these three.
  • Former CU-Boulder professor Ward Churchill loses appeal to win job back

    09/11/2012 5:57:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Camera ^ | 09/10/2012 | Brittany Anas
    Ward Churchill's attorney plans to appeal the fired professor's case to the U.S. Supreme Court after the state's high court ruled Monday in favor of the University of Colorado. In the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, the firebrand CU professor compared some World Trade Center victims to a notorious Nazi. The Board of Regents fired him in 2007 for academic misconduct after discovering patterns of plagiarism and fabrication in his body of work. Churchill has been trying to get his job back on the Boulder campus, where he taught ethnic studies. He won a lawsuit against the university in 2009....
  • Did You Know That Winston Churchill Had Greater Claim To American Citizenship Than Obama?

    08/30/2012 9:23:53 AM PDT · by pinochet · 13 replies
    In all the debate about Obama returning Winston Churchill's bust to the British Embassy, nobody mentioned the one important fact about Churchill. Churchill was a dual citizen of both Britain and the United States. This may shock the American admirers of Churchill, who do not like to read history books. Churchill's mother, Jeanette Jerome, was an American woman who was born in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn in 1854. Her father, Leonard Jerome, was born in the town of Pompey near Syracuse, New York. Here is the Wiki entry on Churchill's Mother: In addition, President Kennedy honored Churchill...
  • Letter to Winston Churchill May Contain First Known Use of ‘OMG’

    08/08/2012 3:55:45 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 8-7-12 | Brett Smiley
    Letters of Note curator Shaun Usher has pointed out what might be the first known usage of O.M.G., in a September 1917 missive from British admiral John Arbuthnot "Jacky" Fisher (or Lord Fisher) to Sir Winston Churchill. In a letter to Churchill about some "utterly [upsetting]" World War I–era newspaper headlines, Fisher wrote, "I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis — O.M.G (Oh! My! God!)— Shower it on the Admiralty!!" To which we assume Churchill replied, "Oh Dear Fisher! I am laughing heartily out loud!!"
  • Winston Churchill: America’s enduring love for Winnie and his words

    08/04/2012 4:36:27 PM PDT · by Dysart · 49 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8-4-12 | Andrew Roberts
    Americans love Sir Winston Churchill. That much has been obvious since even before 1963, when President Kennedy gave him the only honorary US citizenship ever awarded to a living person. Yet, in the half-century since then, that admiration and affection hasn’t abated; he is one of the only non‑Americans to have a US warship named after him, and as many books are published about him in America as in Britain. Indeed, the only bookshop in the world dedicated solely to selling his books, articles and memorabilia is the splendid Chartwell Books on Madison Avenue and 52nd Street in Manhattan. As...
  • White House communications director apologizes to Krauthammer; Krauthammer responds

    07/31/2012 4:35:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/31/12 | Jeff Poor
    In a statement posted on the White House’s website on Tuesday afternoon, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer revealed an email he sent to Charles Krauthammer offering an apology to syndicated columnist and Fox News Channel regular over a back-and-forth about a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Krauthammer asked that the apology — which even included an endorsement for Krauthammer’s favorite Major League Baseball team, the Washington Nationals — be made public, and Pfeiffer obliged: Charles, I take your criticism seriously and you are correct that you are owed an apology. There was clearly an internal confusion...
  • White House communications director apologizes to Krauthammer; Krauthammer responds

    07/31/2012 4:35:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/31/12 | Jeff Poor
    In a statement posted on the White House’s website on Tuesday afternoon, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer revealed an email he sent to Charles Krauthammer offering an apology to syndicated columnist and Fox News Channel regular over a back-and-forth about a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Krauthammer asked that the apology — which even included an endorsement for Krauthammer’s favorite Major League Baseball team, the Washington Nationals — be made public, and Pfeiffer obliged: Charles, I take your criticism seriously and you are correct that you are owed an apology. There was clearly an internal confusion...
  • Busted: Mr. Pfeiffer and the White House blog

    07/30/2012 11:09:09 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    Shortly after 9/11, President George W. Bush received from Prime Minister Tony Blair a bust of Winston Churchill as an expression of British-American solidarity. Bush gave it pride of place in the Oval Office. In my Friday column about Mitt Romney’s trip abroad and U.S. foreign policy [“Why he’s going where he’s going,” op-ed], I wrote that Barack Obama “started his Presidency by returning to the British Embassy the bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office.” Within hours, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer had created something of a bonfire. Citing my statement, he posted a furious...
  • The White House blunders again over the Churchill bust (White House lied)

    07/29/2012 3:48:11 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    telegraph ^ | Last updated: July 29th, 2012 | Nile Gardiner
    As Telegraph readers will recall, one of the earliest actions of the Obama presidency when it came to office in 2009 was to return a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to the British Embassy, an extraordinary move considering the huge admiration for the wartime leader on both sides of the Atlantic. Tim Shipman, The Sunday Telegraph’s Washington correspondent at the time (now Deputy Political Editor at The Daily Mail), was the first to break the story: A bust of the former prime minister once voted the greatest Briton in history, which was loaned to George W Bush from the Government's...
  • White House admits it did return Winston Churchill bust to Britain

    07/29/2012 12:55:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 133 replies
    White House admits it did return Winston Churchill bust to Britain Barack Obama's White House has been forced to admit that it did return a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to British diplomats, after describing such claims as "100 per cent false". By Jon Swaine, Washington 7:53PM BST 29 Jul 2012 Aides to Mr Obama were furious after The Daily Telegraph disclosed last week that Mitt Romney planned to restore the Jacob Epstein sculpture to its home under George W Bush from 2001 to 2009. "I'm looking forward to the bust of Winston Churchill being in the Oval Office again,"...
  • Krauthammer Responds To White House Over Churchill Bust Controversy

    07/28/2012 7:15:05 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 23 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 7-27-2012
    (Krauthammer) It's astonishing. He doubled down. All he had to say is, 'We got it wrong the first time.' The British ambassador, today, said that the bust that's in his residence, the one that was returned when Obama came into office exactly as I had written -- 100% as I had written. So not being able to deny it, he pretends that it never happened and he says the idea that the bust was returned is false. And then he talks about the reason that the bust was returned was because of antipathy. I never talked about antipathy. He should...
  • 'So patently false' Obama removed Churchill bust from the White House

    07/27/2012 1:02:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    'So patently false' Obama removed Churchill bust from the White House By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 7/27/12 2:46 PM EDT Mitt Romney has vowed to return a bust of Winston Churchill to the White House if elected president. The only problem: it's already there. Responding to Romney's claim that the bust has been removed from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. -- perpetuated in conservative Charles Krauthammer's Friday column in the Washington Post -- White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer on Friday called the rumor "so patently false" that he had to respond. Though President Obama did move the bust out of the Oval...
  • Romney 'Looking Forward to the Bust of Winston Churchill Being in the Oval Office Again'

    07/26/2012 1:01:51 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 57 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 7/26 | daniel harper
    At an event in London, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said, "I'm looking forward to the bust of Winston Churchill being in the Oval Office again." Mitt Romney at London fundraiser: "I'm looking forward to the bust of Winston Churchill being in the Oval Office again." #watersedge? — Kasie Hunt (@kasie) July 26, 2012 President Obama famously sent Churchill's bust back to Britain soon after coming into office. As the Telegraph reported then: A bust of the former prime minister once voted the greatest Briton in history, which was loaned to George W Bush from the Government's art collection after...
  • Churchill, puffing on cigar and wearing dashing aviator glasses while being tailed by the Luftwaffe.

    07/09/2012 4:54:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Julu 9, 2012 | Chris Parsons
    It was the perilous 18-hour flight which saw Britain's wartime Prime Minister fly back from America while being hunted by the German Luftwaffe. Winston Churchill had flown back across the Atlantic in 1942 after lobbying President Roosevelt over the Allied Forces' strategy against Hitler. And given the flight risks and importance of the discussions, the long-haul voyage back to Britain was one of the most significant of the Second World War. Now a rare family archive has captured the intimate moments of Churchill's flight, including pictures of the wartime leader at the controls of the Boeing Clipper flying boat RAM...
  • Churchill, puffing on cigar and wearing dashing aviator glasses while being tailed by the Luftwaffe

    07/08/2012 6:16:40 PM PDT · by Dysart · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7-8-12 | Chris Parsons
    Flight Officer Ron Buck kept back his own pictures from the trip that was later described as the 'Most Daring Flight of the Whole War.' Churchill had crossed the Atlantic by ship in order to lobby President Roosevelt, but rashly decided to fly home from Bermuda. With some of his most senior colleagues, the Prime Minister embarked on what was to become a perilous 18 hours flight.
  • Winston Churchill's Choice Words for Obama's "Gay Pride Month"

    06/13/2012 12:19:45 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    American Vision ^ | June 13, 2012 | Nathaniel Darnell
    This month the U.S. federal government has officially endorsed America’s fourth “Gay Pride Month” in the last dozen years. President Bill Clinton originally declared June “Gay Pride Month” in June of 2000, and President Barack Obama has continued that tradition ever since June 2009.[1] These declarations foreshadowed his announcement shortly before Mother’s Day last month which made him the first President in the history of the United States to executively communicate moral and political support for changing the historical, common law, statutory and biblical definition of marriage to sanction the ability of two men or two women to marry. But...
  • Controversial Professor’s Case before Colorado Supreme Court ( Ward Churchill )

    06/07/2012 8:15:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    ap ^ | Jun 07, 2012
    A University of Colorado professor fired following public outcry over an essay in which he compared some Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi is arguing his case before the Colorado Supreme Court. The court will hear arguments Thursday afternoon regarding the 2007 termination of Ward Churchill.
  • Winston Churchill, Harvard Minority

    05/23/2012 12:39:02 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 6 replies
    powerlineblog ^ | 05/23/2012 | Steven Hayward
    I had somehow forgotten that Winston Churchill’s grandmother was one-quarter Iroquois indian, which makes Winston (if I’ve done my genealogical math correctly) one-sixteenth native American–twice as much as Elizabeth Warren supposedly is. Let’s see the diversity-mongers explain this away. Roosevelt commented to Churchill during one of WSC’s wartime visits, “You know, Winston, my Dutch ancestors were among the very first settlers in what was then called Nieuw Amsterdam.” Churchill answered: “But, Franklin, it was my ancestors, the American Indians, who greeted them.” Maybe now Obama will feel comfortable putting the Churchill bust back in the Oval Office.
  • March 5, 1946 | Winston Churchill Warns of Soviet “Iron Curtain”

    03/05/2012 3:49:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 5, 2012
    On March 5, 1946, Winston Churchill delivered his famous “Iron Curtain” speech, officially titled “Sinews of Peace,” at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. After being introduced by President Harry Truman, Churchill, the former prime minister of Britain and now the opposition leader, warned of the threat posed by the Soviet Union, a World War II ally of Britain and the United States. The New York Times reported that “Mr. Churchill painted a dark picture of post-war Europe, on which ‘an iron curtain has descended across the Continent’ from Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic.” “He strongly intimated...