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  • Is Trump a modern day John Wayne?

    08/26/2015 12:55:14 PM PDT · by Boomer · 91 replies
    Self | 8/26/2015 | Boomer
    In watching the interaction with Trump and Ramos I thought of John Wayne when Trump told Ramos to sit down several times and then a final time with authority. I like to think John Wayne wouldn't have put up with the rudeness from Ramos either. I dunno. Maybe Trump is a cross between John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Ronald Reagan, and of course, himself in many ways. One thing is for sure; I know I'm tired of weak effeminate male leaders of which we have far too many in DC now starting with obummer, McConnell, and Boehner. I hate to...
  • donald trump: warrior male extraordinaire

    08/23/2015 7:25:56 AM PDT · by iontheball · 56 replies
    WND ^ | August 22, 2015 | Dr. Kent Bailey
    Donald Trump is the prototypical, archetypal and testosterone-driven alpha male who rules by the sheer force of his personality, imposing physique, quick wit, mastery of repartee and almost hypnotic control over his gathering masses of adoring followers. He is Attila to the Huns, Henry V to the outnumbered English army, Winston Churchill to desperate allied forces, and now our fearless leader against the pagan forces of progressivism and political correctness. He is the unapologetic, quintessential warrior male of yore capable of vanquishing any and all opposition in his way. Trump is not a clown, a bloviating buffoon, an intimidating bully,...
  • The Limit of Vikings

    08/23/2015 6:59:37 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-23-2015 | MOTUS
    For anyone still at a loss to explain The Donald’s popularity, here is today’s object lesson: People don’t like having their country taken over by outsiders. Especially outsiders who come to rape and plunder (with apologies to those of Viking stock who practically invented raping and plundering, butt haven’t engaged in that sort of behavior for thousands of years now).  Even Swedes seem to have their limits: (highlights added) Sweden’s nationalists lead polls for first time. UPDATED: More people support Jimmie Åkesson’s Sweden Democrats than any other political group in Sweden, according to a new poll which puts the nationalists...
  • Bristol Palin slams Fox over Trump dust-up

    08/20/2015 1:40:57 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 9:10 AM ET, Tue August 11, 2015 | By Tal Kopan, CNN
    Bristol Palin took Fox News to task on Monday for looking more like The New York Times than a conservative flag-bearer during the Republican presidential debates last week -- saying she's with mogul Donald Trump on this one. The daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin also said conservative author and radio host Erick Erickson was hypocritical for calling Trump sexist.
  • Is Donald Trump our modern day, Gideon?

    08/20/2015 1:37:45 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 105 replies
    The Bible ^ | 8/20/2015 | Nikos 1121
    There are many stories out there about Gideon. The similarity to Trump is intriguing. Like Trump, he was not born into politics, but chosen. I'm sure Trump agonized over the decision to run for president. I'm sure too, that he felt called to do this. There are too many things going on, that make me think that he is the one, to lead us from the nightmare of the past six years, and what threatens to follow. We are on the verge of giving Iran nuclear weapons. We have a president who tosses aside our security now and for ever....
  • Trump has delivered shock. How he can deliver awe. Novus ordo seclorum because in God we trust.

    08/19/2015 4:03:29 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 24 replies
    8/19.2015 | Charles Kilmer
    The pubbies need a grand organizing technological vision like Kennedy's man on the moon speech in 1961 or Reagan's star wars speech in 1982. Bill Gates could persuade Donald Trump in about 20 minutes that 10 years of federal spending on 4th generation nuclear reactors and desalination R&D-- or about 18 billion annually would collapse the cost of water desalination and transport thereby making it economically and commercially practical to desalinize seawater on any seacoast in the USA, Mexico and the world --and transport it 1000 miles inland to water commercially competitive crops. This would turn America's deserts green and...
  • Olivia Culpo Is Just One of Donald Trump’s Classiest and Most Beautiful Models

    08/18/2015 1:54:38 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 18, 2015 4:41 pm | BY: Brent Scher
    OK here is what caught me about this article, aside from the fact it is about Donald Trump and is from the Washington Free Beacon. There is a little tag which reads: "First in a series". Now I don't know about you, but that sounds very promising. In the interests of the public mind you. The Free Beacon is a pretty significant publication, so I'm joining right in here. Just for public education mind you.
  • 'I am Batman,' Trump tells boy on helicopter ride

    08/16/2015 3:48:55 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 141 replies
    cnn ^ | August 16 2015 | CNN
    Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)A helicopter landed here just after noon on Saturday, causing a short but violent windstorm. Large trees shivered; small ones bent nearly sideways. Dust swirled up from the parking lot, stinging the eyes of the onlookers. The pilot cut the engines. A man got out of the helicopter. He wore white shoes and white khakis with sharp creases and a red baseball cap that said MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. He strolled across the searing asphalt and stood at the edge of a field, where nearly 100 people waited to find out what he would do or say...
  • Coulter: I Don’t Care If Donald Trump Performs Abortions in the White House

    08/16/2015 2:05:52 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 62 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 16, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Conservative author Ann Coulter tweeted Sunday that Donald Trump’s immigration policy is so awesome, she doesn’t care if he performs abortions in the White House. The tweet comes after Trump admitted in a Meet the Press interview that it’s possible he donated to Planned Parenthood in the past. Coulter has said that she believes abortion is murder.
  • Meet the potential first lady: Melania Trump (Video)

    08/15/2015 5:52:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
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  • How Family Values Helped Donald Trump Build His Empire

    08/14/2015 3:31:32 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/15/2015 | Eric Schiffer
    Watching Donald Trump in action, whether as a prospective presidential candidate or on his show Celebrity Apprentice, can help anyone become a better leader. I know it's helped me at my eight companies. Trump is undoubtedly the heart of the Trump Organization—a global superbrand worth several billion that includes a host of luxury commercial and residential properties; resorts, country clubs and golf courses in the U.S. and abroad; and a long list of entertainment assets. Yet his children are an integral part of the organization as well, and his successful collaboration with them has helped accelerate its growth. Recently, I...
  • Let's STUMP for TRUMP!

    08/12/2015 6:51:46 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 76 replies
    8/12/2015 | Nikos1121
    Each day I become more and more sure that we need to coalesce soon behind one candidate. For me that candidate is Trump. Sure, we need to get through a couple primaries, and all the articles and pundits out there who try and drive him off course, but one thing is for sure. The more I hear him speak, the more I like what I hear. WE don't need specifics at this point. Most of the electorate, informed or uninformed, needs to hear goals, i.e. the final outcome. I want to hear the generalities, about making this country great again,...
  • Taking down ‘The Donald’

    08/12/2015 10:17:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | August 13, 2015 | Patrick Buchanan
    If his Republican opponents will not take down Donald Trump, Fox News will not only show them how it is done. Fox News will do the job for them. That is the message that came out loud and clear from last Thursday’s debate in Cleveland, which was viewed by the largest cable audience ever to watch a political event — 24 million Americans. As political theater, it was exciting and entertaining. But what was supposed to be a debate among the top-10 Republican candidates turned into a bear-baiting of Donald Trump. Make no mistake. The issues Fox News raised were...
  • Donald Trump kicks over the money changer tables in the temple in Jerusalem.

    08/08/2015 5:18:50 PM PDT · by cicero2k · 257 replies
    Vanity | cicero2K
    Donald Trump kicks over the money changer tables in the temple in Jerusalem, and throws tea into Boston Harbor. Revolutions. How times have we heard that revolutions have been carried out for less than what Washington has forced on us? The organization that is nominally on our side is just as corrupt. Donald Trump is the revolution. He must go after the nearby corruption before tackling the state, just as Jesus the Jew attacked his priests before taking on Rome. Our founding fathers had to deal with colonial loyalists, while fighting the British. Revolutions are messy, difficult to watch. The...
  • Obama Plans to 'Mobilize' Americans Around a 'National Mission'

    01/13/2014 5:31:23 AM PST · by PROCON · 141 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | Jan. 13, 2014 | Susan Jones
    ( - President Obama says he will use his upcoming State of the Union Address to "mobilize the country around the national mission of making sure our economy offers everyone who works hard a fair shot at opportunity and success." In his weekly radio address on Saturday, he outlined some of the steps he'll take to make 2014 "a year of action." "Working folks are looking for the kind of stable, secure jobs that went overseas in the past couple decades. So next week, I'll join companies and colleges and take action to boost the high-tech manufacturing that attracts the...
  • Egyptian arrested for naming donkey after general

    09/21/2013 9:41:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 21, 2013 10:42 AM EDT | Mariam Rizk
    The state news agency says a farmer in southern Egypt has been arrested after putting the military chief’s name and an army-style cap on his donkey while riding it through town. MENA news agency said that Omar Abul-Magd was arrested late Friday in Qena province for allegedly insulting Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who led the popularly-backed coup against President Mohammed Morsi. …
  • Hugo Chavez body will be permanently display(ed)

    03/08/2013 1:23:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hugo Chávez was carried through the streets of Caracas on Wednesday As the Venezuela flag-draped his coffin. Chavez’s state funeral was scheduled for Friday, but Nicolás Maduro, has said that Hugo Chávez’s embalmed body will be permanently displayed in a glass crystal casket so “his people will always have him.” He also said his body would later to moved from the military museum to his final burial site. The Museum of the Revolution, near the presidential palace where Chávez ruled for 14 years. Chávez cultivated a cult of personality and a loyal band of followers throughout Latin America due in...
  • Sean Penn on the Death of Hugo Chavez: "I Lost a Friend" (Bwahahaha!)

    03/05/2013 8:38:36 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 5, 2013 | Natalie Abrams
    Sean Penn on the Death of Hugo Chavez: "I Lost a Friend" Despite his criticisms of the United States, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez did have supporters in Hollywood, including Sean Penn, who mourned Chavez's death Tuesday. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dead at 58 "Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had," Penn said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "And poor people around the world lost a champion. I lost a friend I was blessed to have. My thoughts are with the family of President Chavez and the people of Venezuela." Chavez,...
  • Actress Jessica Alba asks voters to pledge allegiance to Obama

    09/21/2012 12:46:24 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 55 replies
    Washungton Examiner ^ | 20 Sep 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    The Obama campaign has launched its “For All” campaign, encouraging supporters to take pictures of themselves with their hands on their hearts and a note explaining why they support President Obama. Actress Jessica Alba uses the Pledge of Allegiance as an example of the campaign in an email to supporters. “Growing up, my classmates and I started every day with a ritual: We’d stand up, put our right hand over our hearts, and say the Pledge of Allegiance,” explains Alba. “To me, that gesture was a promise. A promise to be involved and engaged in this country’s future. A promise...
  • Obama’s Jimmy Fallon Embarrassment

    04/25/2012 10:44:03 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Obama jumps the shark with student loan jam President Obama's 'celebrity status' reached perplexing new levels last night on comedian Jimmy Fallon's comedy show last night. After watching this sketch, I think it's fair to say that he has 'jumped the shark.' Last night on the Jimmy Fallon show, Obama "slow jammed" with Jimmy Fallon and his band about his plan to freeze interest rates for student loans, criticizing filibustering Republicans for blocking his plan. Warning that the interest rates for student loans will 'double,' Obama warned that "some hard working students would be paying about $1000 extra just to...
  • Lake Democratic Party head removes Obama flag veterans termed 'desecration'

    03/13/2012 2:47:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 13, 2012 | Ludmilla Lelis
    AVARES — The Lake County Democratic Party removed an American flag depicting an image of President Barack Obama at its headquarters this afternoon after several veterans complained. "That's a complete desecration of the American flag," local veteran Donald Van Beck said. The controversial flag had been flying under an American flag on the same flag pole. It has an image of Obama in the blue section where the stars are normally located. A similar flag was available for sale on eBay for $12.95. Today, half a dozen veterans arrived at the party headquarters in Tavares and Van Beck asked party...
  • Don Feder on 10 Reasons why Democrats are like Nazis.

    12/28/2011 10:19:42 AM PST · by simicyber · 3 replies ^ | December 28, 2011 | Don Feder
    Conservative Jewish commentator Don Feder, a speaker at the Sharia Awareness Action Network event in Nashville earlier this year, has just written a powerful column on the similarities between the Democrat Party and the Nazis. The ten ways the Democrats are like Nazis: 1. Economic Fascism. 2. Cult Of Personality. 3. Penchant For Thuggery. 4. They’ve Come For Your Guns. more...
  • It's like Clockwork when it comes to Gov. Palin.

    04/20/2011 5:12:36 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 29 replies
    04/20/2011 | unseen1
    Clockwork is a set programmed job. It requires you to know the gears, the springs and how it all goes together. It is a demanding job, requiring skill and a certain affinity for the job to be able to do it well. It is also a good analogy to the MSM/RNC/DNC attempts to STOP PALIN. If you notice, after every “homerun"/"good news cycle" of Gov Palin's, the clock workers in the MSM/RNC/DNC bend to their tasks of STOPPING PALIN. It doesn’t matter what type of homerun Palin accomplished. It could be a speech like last Saturday’s or a great interview...
  • Palin in Madison, GOP Best Hope

    04/16/2011 12:38:35 PM PDT · by factmart · 64 replies
    Palin hits a Grand Slam in Madison, Wisconsin!
  • Palin needs to go lower in the polls!

    04/13/2011 8:36:27 AM PDT · by factmart · 146 replies
    When I was in my thirties, my first wife's mother got really sick.
  • I will go to hell and back for Sarah Palin

    04/12/2011 5:58:11 PM PDT · by conservativeforpalin · 83 replies
    Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | April 12th | Henry D'Andrea
    I will go to hell and back for Sarah Palin, literally. Why? Because this woman loves America as much as I do. She wakes up everyday, works hard, and does her best to do what is right for America and her family. She is truly an eloquent, inspirational person that conveys the greatness of America and displays dutiful American exceptionalism. Though extraneous, the Liberal mainstream media despises Palin because she isn’t afraid to speak out and express her concerns with the direction this country is taking. She has the efficacy, the influence, and a spine that’s built of steel. Even...
  • Why Governor Palin must be the GOP Nominee

    03/27/2011 9:08:15 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 143 replies
    EEE | 27 MARCH 2011 | EEE
    Governor Palin must be the GOP nominee because of energy. Energy will arguably be the top issue facing America in 2012. The rise in fuel prices also brings about a rise in commodity and food prices, as those products are trucked, shipped, and flown to their destinations. I work in transportation logistics, and I can tell you first hand that fuel prices are so high, drivers for most of the carriers my account is contracted to are refusing to haul freight unless they get additional money for fuel. There are over 6,000 products made from petroleum. Here is a partial...
  • Kristol: Palin probably won't, shouldn't be nominee

    03/23/2011 9:47:13 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 356 replies
    Politico ^ | March 230, 2011 | Ben Smith
    Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol was among Sarah Palin's earliest Washington admirers, and helped bring her to the national stage, but he said this week that while he still admires her, he questions her choices and doesn't think she should be the Republican nominee for president.
  • Why I love Sarah Palin

    03/22/2011 10:06:26 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 32 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-22-11 | Vince
    I love Sarah Palin. There, I’ve said it. While I’ve never met her, that is beside the point. What is right on point however is why I love her. Sarah Palin bleeds American. She is not American simply because of an accident of birth. Rather, she understands what makes America different; she believes that America is exceptional and knows what makes it so; she is passionately pro-American without being jingoistic; she is willing to fight for what she believes regardless of who’s lined up against her; she is willing to put her credibility and reputation on the line to help...
  • Santorum Takes Aim at Romney, Palin

    01/04/2011 1:19:52 PM PST · by pissant · 62 replies
    Nat. Journal ^ | 1/4/11 | ALex Roarty
    Rick Santorum the senator didn’t shy from controversy. Apparently, neither will Rick Santorum the presidential candidate. The former senator from Pennsylvania speaks and acts like a man working diligently to become a dark-horse favorite for president. Dark is the operative word: During an hour-long interview with National Journal last week at a busy coffee shop just blocks from the Capitol, no one appeared to recognize the potential presidential candidate. Santorum is making up for his low profile by taking aim at better-known potential rivals: former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In a race where nobody...
  • All I Want For Christmas, President Palin

    12/23/2010 10:22:25 AM PST · by factmart · 122 replies · 4+ views
    12/23/2010 | factmart
    I just hope that in November 2012 we will elect Sarah Palin as President!
  • Freepers who want Sarah Palin to be President in 2012. Please all other stay out

    11/27/2010 12:56:43 PM PST · by factmart · 524 replies
    This thread is only for freepers who want Sarah Palin to be President in 2012. Please all (TROLLS)other stay out.
  • President Palin

    11/27/2010 8:42:39 AM PST · by bray · 76 replies · 2+ views
    examiner ^ | 11/27/10 | bray
    If your brother is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in LOVE. Do not by your eating destroy your brother for whom Christ died. Rom 14:15 There are lots of reasons for Gov Palin to be President besides her being hated by the Establishment, although that is a pretty good one. The NE Corridor has determined she just doesn’t have what it takes like McCain and Barak did. The main criteria we need to choose our next Presidential candidate will be if they live outside the District of Corruption. This is the problem and the...
  • Is Sarah Palin the Second Coming of Ronald Reagan?

    10/09/2010 2:18:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 248 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Content ^ | October 9, 2010 | Mark R. Whittington
    At a reception and dinner attended by fifty conservative movers and shakers, Sarah Palin implicitly compared herself to President Ronald Reagan. At the same time she suggested that she is mulling a Presidential run in 2012. According to Politico: "Speaking to a group of well-connected Republicans at a private dinner in Florida this week, Sarah Palin implicitly addressed questions about her own electability by noting that critics also said Ronald Reagan couldn't win in 1980, three attendees told POLITICO. "Palin, at an event organized by the conservative magazine Newsmax, told the right-wing crowd that those who don't have the same...
  • Is Chris Christie the New George Washington?

    10/09/2010 9:53:31 PM PDT · by pissant · 46 replies
    Mount Vernon Crier | 10/09/10 | Staff
    After witnessing Governor Chris Christie in action these last 10 months or so, there is one inescapable conclusion that his ardent fans have been drawing. He is the next George Washington. Christie artfully browbeats union reps, hecklers and teachers alike. He has sliced the budget and he is as quick on his feet as anyone in politics since Giuliani in his heyday. Granted, Washington as a young man surveyed huge swaths of often hostile frontier-land and participated in the French and Indian wars as a young soldier and officer, rising to become commander of all Virginia's armed forces. He became...
  • Palin Opens Up About Possible 2012 Run, Says She's Willing to 'Give It a Shot'

    09/17/2010 2:56:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 296 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17, 2010
    Sarah Palin may be edging closer to a 2012 presidential run, telling Fox News "I would give it a shot" if the American people think she's "the one." The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee was in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday for the Reagan Dinner, a big GOP fundraiser in the heart of water-testing country for presidential candidates. Palin has remained coy about her ambitions, but she elaborated a bit in an interview with Fox News, attaching several conditions to the possibility of a 2012 presidential run. "If the American people were to be ready for someone...
  • The Obama Passover

    09/06/2010 10:35:12 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 7 replies
    Making Sense Proboards Blog ^ | September 7, 2010 | Rob W. Case
    Editor’s Note: Links to the source material referred to in this piece will only be provided at the original link for which this article is duplicated from.This week, I stumbled across a very thought-provoking headline entitled, “Poll: George W. Bush Still Gets Blamed for Economic Woes, and what is even more interesting is that I believe this story links wholeheartedly with this story regarding Obama’s personal approval rating. Excerpt from the story entitled, “Solving the Problem Posed by President Obama’s High Personal Approval Rating”: Because the liberal media establishment has supported instead of scrutinized him. The liberal media successfully concealed...
  • The Obsolescence of Barack Obama

    08/10/2010 5:46:19 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08-11-10 | FOUAD AJAMI
    The magic of 2008 can't be recreated, and good riddance to it. Not long ago Barack Obama, for those who were spellbound by him, had the stylishness of JFK and the historic mission of FDR riding to the nation's rescue. Now it is to Lyndon B. Johnson's unhappy presidency that Democratic strategist Robert Shrum compares the stewardship of Mr. Obama. Johnson, wrote Mr. Shrum in the Week magazine last month, never "sustained an emotional link with the American people" and chose to escalate a war that "forced his abdication as president." A broken link with the public, and a war...
  • Palin DOES NOT want to be worshipped (why are people saying that ?)

    07/29/2010 8:49:11 PM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 211 replies · 1+ views
    There seems to be a tactic used by many here and elsewhere to mock Sarah Palin as some kind of messiah figure because she has a lot of fans. This is not only wrong, this is disgusting. Sarah Palin has never presented herself as an Obama type figure that wants to be seen as a savior. She has been polite and decent on the national stage. She has treated people around this country very good in her time on the national stage. Yet, some people talk about her as an object or a piece of trash. We have someone around...
  • Era of Obama rhetoric is over

    06/16/2010 7:33:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1,279+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 6/16/10 | editor
    President Obama's Oval Office speech Tuesday marked the end of an era -- an era in which at least half the population believed any crisis could be defused by one man's supposed rhetorical genius and personal charisma. The derisive reception of President Obama's Tuesday night speech from the Oval Office on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill makes it clear that Obama's sweet voice no longer suffices, not even for his biggest boosters.
  • Prophetic songs for our times.....

    04/20/2010 5:15:39 PM PDT · by Walkingfeather · 32 replies · 666+ views
    Youtube ^ | 4/20/10 | walkingfeather
    There was a great band from the late 80's called Living Colour. They had a song called "cult of personality" I went back and found it. Great song, great band. Take a listen to the lyrics or watch the video. What other songs would you list as being prophetic or relevant for our times..? “And during the few moments that we have left, we want to talk, right down to earth, in a language that everybody here can easily understand.” (Malcolm X) Look in my eyes, what do you see? the Cult of Personality I know your anger, I know...
  • Eleanor Clift: Reaganomics Didn't Work, His 'Personality' Saved Economy

    03/08/2010 11:05:24 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 71 replies · 200+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 8, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    The economics of personality? The concept defies logic not to mention the laws of finance and accounting, but according to Newsweek's Eleanor Clift it wasn't the combination of President Ronald Reagan's attack on inflation and his low tax rates on individuals and businesses - but his personality that rescued the economy from the malaise of the early 1980s. On the "The McLaughlin Group" March 7, Clift declared that Reaganomics was a failure, at least initially. "There's some revisionist thinking going here," Clift said. "Reaganomics did not work, certainly not the first two years. When the midterm elections were held during...
  • Poland: Your Ché Guevara T-shirt Can Land You In Jail

    01/23/2010 4:36:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies · 1,519+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 20, 2010 | Hilary Heuler
    Poland: Your Ché Guevara T-shirt can land you in jail Poland's revised criminal code includes a ban on communist symbols, such as the red star or hammer and sickle, though one artist says "they are no longer meaningful." By Hilary Heuler • A local, slice-of-life story from a Monitor correspondent. Evocative symbols of Europe’s troubled past, such as the swastika, have long been illegal in countries across the continent. But now Poland has gone one step further, revising its criminal code to include a ban on symbols of communism. Poles can now be fined or even put in prison if...
  • The taking of America [Dear Leader and his worshippers]

    01/17/2010 8:50:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 964+ views
    The Santa Clarita Valley Signal ^ | January 15, 2010 | Andre Hollings
    Admittedly, President Barack Obama is a man of sterling qualities. He has a temperament and charm befitting one probed by the glare of history’s contemplation; an intellect suited to the complexities of a seamless 21st century world; and a big-speech eloquence worthy of the historian’s pen. Yet beyond those familiar distinctions, there is an unfamiliar and remarkable charisma born of race, circumstance, youth and personality that has become the stuff of mass mesmerization. Make no mistake about it, such qualities — as considerable as they are — ought not seduce one into believing the myth which this nation has always...
  • Jakarta builds statue of young Obama

    12/10/2009 10:56:05 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 59 replies · 2,321+ views
    A bronze statue of a young Barack Obama in shorts and a T-shirt — and what appears to be a Nobel medal around his neck — has been erected at a park in Jakarta, Indonesia, near the school where the future U.S. president studied as a child, according to news reports. The likeness of a 10-year-old Obama — his hand extended with what appears to be a butterfly resting on it — cost $10,600 and now stands in a corner of Menteng Park, according to the Jakarta Globe and AP.
  • President Obama calls Springsteen rock 'n' roll laureate

    12/07/2009 2:16:54 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 22 replies · 583+ views ^ | December 07, 2009, 10:45AM | Jay Lustig/The Star-Ledger
    Here is what President Obama said about Springsteen: Finally, we honor the quiet kid from Jersey ... who grew up to become the rock 'n' roll laureate of a generation. For in the life of our country only a handful of people have tapped the full power of music to tell the real American story -- with honesty; from the heart; and one of those people is Bruce Springsteen... It's no wonder that his tours are not so much concerts, but communions. There's a place for everybody -- the sense that no matter who you are or what you do,...
  • School Children Celebrate Obama's Election: "It's A Brand New Day!"

    12/07/2009 3:43:36 PM PST · by Frankusa · 19 replies · 733+ views
    "Barack Runs, so our children can fly!" - Jan., 22, 2009: VIDEOIn another video - filmed shortly after the President delivered his "Back to School Speech" in September - children from the same elementary school say "thank you" to Obama. The teacher also asks one of the students if the President "is like a hero to" her. At about 1 minute and 59 seconds into the video, the children say "Thank You" to Obama while holding a photo with the words, "Extreme Loyalty...." inscribed on the top. Ahem...... VIDEO: "Thank You President Obama" - 'Extreme Loyalty!':
  • Supplies with Obama logo surprise school (or is it a putdown of Ohaha?)

    12/07/2009 1:34:34 PM PST · by Liz · 18 replies · 1,387+ views
    Page A1 of the Thursday, December 3, 2009 edition of The Columbia Daily Tribune. ^ | Thursday, December 3, 2009 | Jonathon Braden, The Columbia Daily Tribune,
    Pencils and notebooks resembling President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign ads have been sold in at least one Columbia school and other public schools, causing the company that distributes the materials to travel around the state yanking the supplies out of machines. “Don’t be mad at us,” said Greg Jones, a sales representative with Pencil Wholesale. “It was a total accident.” Pencil Wholesale distributes supplies to six Columbia schools: Parkade Elementary, Cedar Ridge Elementary, Paxton Keeley Elementary, Mill Creek Elementary, Smithton Middle School and Hickman High School, said Linda Quinley, the district’s chief financial officer. At Mill Creek, at least one...
  • "Make Us Gods Who Will Go Before Us"

    12/06/2009 7:41:58 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 6 replies · 448+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | December 6, 2009 | Walter Scott Hudson
    As Americans, there is a disconnect between our professed regard for liberty and this tendency to seek for ourselves gods among men. On the surface, we love to wrap ourselves in the rhetoric of equality, freedom, and the populist sentiments underlying representative government. On the other, we crave, demand, and ultimately crown royalty. A friend recently told me in reference to President Obama, “The way he speaks, you can just tell he’s intelligent. He’s so intelligent. And you want that in your president, someone intelligent.” The unspoken implication which I find echoed in criticisms of Sarah Palin is we want...
  • Exhibit traces the 20-year history of Hitler Youth [During Q&A - warning of Obama]

    11/05/2009 8:15:05 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies · 736+ views ^ | Nov 5, 2009 | Eric Lidji
    The children of the Nazi party began as a shining hope for the future, but by the end of the war they became reserve soldiers as the Germans faced military defeat. That descent from twisted idealism to cynicism and eventually disillusionment is traced in “Tempted, Misled, Slaughtered: The Short Life of Hitler Youth Paul B.,” an exhibit at the American Jewish Museum of the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. The exhibit, on display in the Kaufmann Building through Dec. 31, is presented with the Holocaust Center of the United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh — part of a busy schedule...