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  • Matthews: FDR Didn't Blame Catholics for Mussolini, So Don't Blame Islam Now

    11/16/2015 6:01:54 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    2015 is drawing to a close, so unless some dark horse comes out of absolutely nowhere, Chris Matthews has a lock on the DisHonor award for the year's worst analogy. On this evening's Hardball, Matthews argued that we shouldn't blame Islam for ISIS terrorist attacks since, after all, FDR, despite despising Mussolini, "never declared war on the Catholics." Just a little difference: Italian fascism had no ideological affinity with Catholicism. To the contrary, it was rooted in notions of the revival of the Roman Empire of the Caesars. In contrast, you can't spell ISIS without "Islamic." To say that we...
  • When Enemies Infiltrated the White House ( Harry Dexter White and fellow travelers )

    10/21/2015 10:30:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 10, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    How a Soviet mole in FDR's inner circle triggered Pearl Harbor – and its dire relevancy to our conflict today. ... On December 7, 1941, 353 Japanese aircraft delivered a shocking blow .. Nearly seven years later, Harry Dexter White, a senior official in the Roosevelt Administration, appeared to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities . Numerous witnesses, including Whittaker Chambers and Elizabeth Bentley, had implicated White in involvement with the Communist Party and the Soviet Union. ... Harry Dexter White, a Harvard PhD and Assistant Treasury Secretary, had played a major role in creating the World Bank...
  • New Deal with Stacked Deck

    09/22/2015 10:30:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 22, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A high school teacher who has worked in Oregon and Manhattan is determined to pass on his history of the Great Depression. “By the end of Roosevelt’s first two terms in office, nonagricultural private-sector workers had the right to organize unions and the National Labor Relations Board was created to enforce that right,” Adam Sanchez writes in the Fall 2015 issue of Rethinking Schools. “The unemployed had access to a new, permanent system of unemployment insurance, and the elderly could rely on social security.” “Millions of people were put back to work through federal jobs programs.” Sanchez, who teaches at...
  • For Sale: Island with Mysterious Money Pit [Oak Island]

    11/09/2005 7:14:42 AM PST · by ZGuy · 80 replies · 3,193+ views
    LiveScience ^ | 11/7/05 | Heather Whipps
    It may look like a fixer-upper at first glance, but what is buried beneath scrubby little Oak Island might just make its estimated $7 million price tag worth the investment. Oak Island, in Nova Scotia, is famous for its Money Pit, a mystery that has endured two centuries, claimed six lives and swallowed up millions in life savings. The Pit was discovered in 1795 by a local boy named Daniel McGinnis who, spotting an unusual clearing in the earth under one of the island's oak trees, was prompted to start digging. The discovery of layered planks, mysterious stone slabs, and...
  • The Oak Island Mystery...What lies at the bottom of the Money Pit?

    07/25/2002 2:22:59 PM PDT · by vannrox · 86 replies · 5,886+ views
    The Oak Island Mystery ^ | FR Post July 2002 | Bradley Keyes
    What lies at the bottom of the Money Pit? Imagine yourself walking through the trees of a wooded island rumored to hide buried pirate treasure. Suddenly you come across a depression in the ground. It's roughly circular and there's a tree standing above it with a branch that has been cut and appears to have been used as a pulley. Your imagination is fired and hope soars. You run off to get your friends and digging equipment. You and two friends return the next day, shovels in hand, ready to claim your prize. The digging is easy. The dirt...
  • Genetic test proves President Harding DID father a love child (tr)

    08/13/2015 10:16:39 AM PDT · by dware · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08.13.2015 | Ashley Collman
    FULL TITLE: Genetic test proves President Harding DID father a love child with mistress who he would have sex with in a West Wing closet One of the sauciest legends of the White House has finally been proven true, thanks to DNA testing. Relatives of President Warren G Harding revealed to the New York Times on Wednesday that he did indeed father a daughter in 1919 with his longtime mistress Nan Britton, after receiving the results of a genetic test linking them to the son of the love child. Rumors of Harding's infidelity became tabloid fodder in 1927, when Britton...
  • To Keep the Republic

    08/12/2015 9:02:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/12/15 | Rod & Sherri Dodsworth
    “A republic madam, if you can keep it.” What did Ben Franklin mean by his famous retort at the close of the 1787 Federal Convention? Here’s a clue: Voting every two years is insufficient effort to keep a republic. Franklin and his convention peers knew that unlike tyrannies and absolute monarchies, republics required the people’s active participation. This wasn’t a new concept; our Framers were well aware of Roman and Greek republics, all of which amended and improved their unwritten constitutions as changing times warranted. It was from their love of liberty and dread of consolidated power the Roman Republic...
  • A phrase that altered history: "I do not choose to run..."

    08/08/2015 1:42:32 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 37 replies
    August 8, 2015 | Self
    It was 88 years ago this month that President Calvin Coolidge handed out strips of paper (that he cut himself) to members of the press during a brief conference with these words: I do not choose to run for President in 1928. This stunning event took place at the Summer White House in the Black Hills of South Dakota on August 2, 1927. The implications of Coolidge not actively seeking the Republican presidential nomination for 1928 reverberate to this day. While the terse phrasing appeared to leave the door open for a draft movement, the result was that Herbert Hoover...

    08/06/2015 3:48:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 6, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama loves to play dress up. Sometimes he likes to play FDR, but his favorite costume is JFK. By claiming to be FDR or JFK, he convinces Democrats that he is part of a historical continuity, instead of a horrible aberration, and that he is doing exactly what FDR or JFK would do if they were alive today.
  • How the North kept the South poor

    07/14/2015 6:35:16 AM PDT · by prplhze2000 · 30 replies
    Jackson Jambalaya ^ | July 13, 2015 | kingfish
    This 1938 Jackson Daily News article tells the story of how the Southern governors fought to level the playing field with the North when it came to railroad freight rates. The railroad commissions kept the freight rates very slanted towards the North. Canada, yes- Canada, enjoyed lower freight rates on railroads than did the South; so slanted weighted against the South were the rates. Thus a builder in New Orleans could get steel shipped more cheaply from Pittsburgh than he could from Birmingham....
  • America's Destiny in the Balance

    07/01/2015 3:18:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 7-1-15 | Steve McCann
    In 1856 Harper’s Magazine published a quote first attributed to Jose Correia de Serra, a Portuguese Abbot, scientist and close friend of Thomas Jefferson: “It has been said that a ‘special Providence watches over children, drunkards and the United States’.” The presidency of Barack Obama is the latest example of the accuracy of this observation, since the American people have been granted a last chance, before it is too late, to reverse course as a window has been forced open for the citizenry to view what future will bring if the nation remains on its present course. Beginning in the...
  • First USS Oklahoma Remains Exhumed

    06/11/2015 9:43:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 10, 2015 | M.DELATORRE
    The Defense Department announced in April that the remains of up to nearly 400 unaccounted for service members tied to the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor will be exhumed. That process began on Monday. “This was the first set of remains from the USS Oklahoma to be disinterred,” said Jim Horton, the director of the Punchbowl cemetery. Disinterment ceremonies were held when the bones of Korean War veterans were exhumed for identification. Now, hundreds who served on USS Oklahoma during World War II may also be identified. The attacked happened at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. But many bodies...
  • Who's Responsible for the Moral Decline?

    06/03/2015 8:35:46 AM PDT · by rhema · 105 replies
    Townhall ^ | JUNE 3, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown
    A recent Gallup poll, "Moral Acceptability: Changes Over Time," shows Americans made a startling move to the left over the past 15 years. A blanket blaming of the church is the easy answer, but today, where black and white has faded into varying shades of gray, we are better served going back to where it began because we didn't get where we are today overnight. America's moral decline began with Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt [FDR]. Their arrogant defiance and blatant hostility toward the U.S. Constitution inspired them to lead an insurrection from the Oval Office, effectively convincing...
  • Clift Defends Hillary Clinton's Wealth: FDR Was Rich & Did Great Things For "The Little People"

    05/31/2015 1:41:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    On this week's edition of the syndicated public affairs show The McLaughlin Group, panelist Eleanor Clift argued Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's wealth could be good for her. "This is nice work if you can get it and it’s the way our society works right now," Clift said. Acknowledging Hillary Clinton "would probably be the richest president ever," Clift likened the former Secretary of State to former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, saying he did great things for the "little people."
  • Seven Reasons To Hope For America

    05/25/2015 5:22:38 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 05/25/2015 | Don Feder
    Sometimes conservatives seem to be misery junkies. It's like we get a psychic thrill from telling each other that the end of the world is at hand. Admittedly, everything isn't coming up roses. That scent in the air isn't from flowers. But there's still more cause for comfort than despair. "Let not your heart be troubled." Here are seven reasons to hope for America. 1. There's an explosion of conservative activism – According to the latest Gallup poll, 38% of Americans are self-identified conservatives, against only 24% who call themselves liberals, and 34% moderates. Even after six and a half...
  • Op-Ed: "Complicit": FDR's Refusal to Save the Jews on the MS St. Louis

    04/20/2015 8:05:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 189 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, April 19, 2015 7:04 PM | Prof. Phyllis Chesler
    The more we learn about the Holocaust, even as it recedes into the “mists of time,” the more my blood boils, the closer I come to tears. Last night, I traveled far out into Syrian-Jewish Brooklyn, where there are not only Syrian shuls but Egyptian, Lebanese, and Iraqi shuls as well—sometimes two or three on a single block. […] Retired lawyer and filmmaker Robert Krakow was screening his film Complicit, which is about America’s and FDR’s refusal, in 1939, to allow the Jewish passengers on the German ship, the MS St. Louis, to enter the country. More than 900 Jews...
  • Chris Mathews On Hillary: FDR Was "Very Secretive And Manipulative"

    05/22/2015 7:10:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews wondered if since Franklin Roosevelt “was very secretive and manipulative” knowing that Hillary “is secretive” is “going to help us get any further here” on Thursday.
  • Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    05/19/2015 2:48:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 19, 2015 | By JENNIFER MEDINA
    LOS ANGELES — The nation’s second-largest city voted on Tuesday to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 from the current $9 an hour, in what is perhaps the most significant victory so far in the national push to raise the minimum wage. The increase — which the Los Angeles City Council passed in a 14-1 vote — comes as workers across the country are rallying for higher wages. The impact is likely to be particularly strong in Los Angeles, where, according to some estimates, more than 40 percent of the city’s work force earns less than...
  • The Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Radio Thread – April 13, 1945

    04/13/2015 11:57:44 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies
    archive.org ^ | 4/13/45
    Radio links follow.
  • The Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Radio Thread – April 12, 1945

    04/12/2015 10:58:24 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 32 replies
    archive.org ^ | 4/12/45
    Radio links follow.
  • Restoring the Old-Fashioned Budget Virtue of…FDR and Truman?!?

    03/28/2015 10:00:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    This is a column I never expected to write. That’s because I’m going to applaud Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. This won’t be unconstrained applause, to be sure. Roosevelt, after all, pursued awful policies that lengthened and deepened the economic misery of the 1930s. can see from this video, the “economic bill of rights” that he wanted after WWII was downright malicious. Truman, meanwhile, was a less consequential figure, but it’s worth noting that he wanted a restoration of the New Deal after WWII, which almost certainlywould have hindered and perhaps even sabotaged the recovery. But just as very...
  • How America is Being Fundamentally Changed

    03/22/2015 2:59:37 PM PDT · by LiviaS · 14 replies
    As published in Palm Desert Patch By Livia Sappington on September 30, 2011 Republishing here now to keep the discussion going and fuel the resistance against "Fundamentally Changing the United States of America". ~~~~~~~~~~~~ How does socialism 'happen?' Read about how seemingly "nice","just", and politically correct ideas can be unfair and jeopardize freedom itself. I am an immigrant from a formerly socialist country who now lives in Rancho Mirage. I arrived in the United States on March 12, 1974. It's been a long journey. If you had my background, you would understand my concerns for the seeping of socialist policies...
  • Be Thankful it was Harry [Truman], Not Henry [Wallace]

    11/26/2011 6:46:50 AM PST · by statestreet · 24 replies
    townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2011 | David R. Stokes
    In the spirit of the recent holiday, among the many things for which Americans should be thankful is a political decision made more than 67 years ago as the Second World War was beginning to wind down and as the nation’s voters prepared for a presidential election. It was one of Franklin Roosevelt’s finest moments of decision, though admittedly, one he exercised reluctantly. By 1944, FDR was living on borrowed time. It was a hardly a secret that health issues he had been dealing with were reaching critical mass, though only a few insiders had any idea as to the...
  • Imagine If Obama Gave FDR's Pearl Harbor Speech

    02/20/2015 8:32:39 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 36 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | February 20, 2015 | Yehuda Remer
    One of the most famous speeches in American history is the one given by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked, in which he said: “ Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy – The United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with that nation, and at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its Emperor. Imagine if Obama gave that speech that rallied a nation into World...
  • When FDR made gold illegal to own for everyday people – At the point of a gun

    01/31/2015 5:10:04 AM PST · by george76 · 82 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 31, 2015 | Nick Sorrentino
    FDR, the man who studied Mussolini, who birthed the current intrusive state, who started the drug war in earnest, who put Japanese Americans into concentration camps, who extended the Depression years longer than it needed to be and thereby contributed to the genesis of the Second World War, who tried to pack the Supreme Court, who gave away half of Europe to the Soviets at Yalta, and who confiscated the gold – the real wealth – of the American people. What a guy. And he still has his face on the dime. There is a reason why my grandmother, a...
  • GOP abuzz over Mitt Romney’s liberal lexicon on poverty, foreign policy

    01/21/2015 11:45:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 20, 2015 | Ralph. Z. Hallow
    Mitt Romney’s opening pitch for a third shot at the White House left many Republicans scratching their heads, in part because his plans to fight poverty and tyranny seemed to borrow the lexicon of liberals like FDR, LBJ and Woodrow Wilson. With a full house of Republican National Committee members listening aboard the USS Midway in San Diego, Mr. Romney implored his party last week “to lift people out of poverty” and “to make the world safe.” The first phrase is a favorite of liberals who gush over Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal and Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society programs...
  • Executive Order 9024 Establishing the War Production Board. January 16, 1942

    01/16/2015 9:01:42 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    The American Presidency Project ^ | N.D. | John Woolley; Gerhard Peters
    Franklin D. Roosevelt XXXII President of the United States: 1933--1945 9 - Executive Order 9024 Establishing the War Production Board. January 16, 1942 By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the United States, as President of the United States and Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy, and in order to define further the functions and duties of the Office for Emergency Management with respect to the state of war declared to exist by Joint Resolutions of the Congress, approved December 8, 1941, and December 11, 1941, respectively, and for the purpose...
  • Divers retrieve 'black box' data recorder from AirAsia wreck

    01/11/2015 9:28:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    reuters ^ | Jan. 11, 2015 | Cindy Silviana and Kanupriya Kapoor
    (Reuters) - A team of Indonesian navy divers on Monday retrieved one of the two black boxes from an AirAsia airliner that crashed two weeks ago, killing all 162 people on board, a government official said. Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control in bad weather on Dec. 28, less than halfway into a two-hour flight from Indonesia's second-biggest city of Surabaya to Singapore. "At 7:11, we succeeded in lifting the part of the black box known as the flight data recorder," Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo, the head of the National Search and Rescue Agency, told reporters at a news...
  • Pearl Harbor Countdown, Admiral James O. Richardson

    12/06/2014 4:51:05 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 70 replies
    Amazon ^ | June 25th 2008 | Skipper Steely
    Adm. James Richardson strongly disagreed about permanently docking navy ships in Pearl Harbor, believing that the Japanese would feel threatened by the proximity of America's Pacific fleet and organize a preemptory attack. With their exposed and isolated location, the ships would be vulnerable to any such aggression. He also recognized that the navy did not have the manpower to fight a war in the Pacific in 1940. He relayed these concerns to all who would listen and protested the decision to politicians in Washington. In response, Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt relieved Richardson of his command. This biography covers Richardson's life...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Sixteen

    10/22/2014 9:01:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/22/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This installment continues by exposing how Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt were Communist lovers both politically and physically; how FDR pulled the dirtiest most disgusting stunt a Democrat had pulled to that time. During Roosevelt’s second term, American sentiment against involvement in Europe’s war grew. Most Americans were opposed to entering a war. Over estimating his mandate in foreign policy as he had in domestic affairs, Roosevelt allowed Britain to convince him to violate our clearly drawn neutrality laws which prescribed keeping a distance from the combatants in Europe and Asia. [37] As a Democrat and dictator Roosevelt...
  • Fixing a meme about FDR that liberals love

    10/19/2014 1:09:57 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-19-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I like to "fix" liberal memes and then release them back into the wild :-)
  • All FREEPERS Need To SEE THIS:FDR:Communist Dictator President Second Only to Obama

    10/16/2014 2:47:42 PM PDT · by lbryce · 32 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | October 16, 2014 | Ann Barnhardt
    I was aware of FDR as a left-leaning, communist sympathizer and worse but still this story really illustrates the extent in which it really brought home how far he would go to demonstrate his political sympathies towards his left-leaning communist affiliation. Unfortunately most FREEPERS will not get to see this post and won't get to know the extent in which FDR demonstrated his political proclivity as American dictator during his 'reign' as president. I reminded myself of this terrible page in American history after coming across this article in the Washington Beacon today, details of which are reminiscent of events...
  • The enduring myth of FDR and the New Deal

    09/23/2014 9:49:15 AM PDT · by iowamark · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/19/2014 | Stephen Moore
    My seventh-grade son recently wrote a U.S. History paper extolling the virtues of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. “It ended the Great Depression,” he wrote with great certainty. He’s only 12 and parroting what the history texts and his teachers told him. That’s his excuse. What’s Ken Burns’? Mr. Burns’ docudrama on the Roosevelts — for those who weren’t bored to tears — repeats nearly all the worn-out fairy tales of the FDR presidency, including what I call the most enduring myth of the 20th century, which is that FDR’s avalanche of alphabet-soup government programs ended the Great Depression. Shouldn’t...
  • PBS is running a Ken Burns documentary on “The Roosevelts.” Here’s what he won’t show

    09/15/2014 11:42:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 83 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/15/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Ken Burns is at it again. The Left’s favorite propagandist has put together a 7 part series on the two Roosevelt presidents. Leaving aside what he is likely to show about Teddy Roosevelt, without seeing a minute of this presentation I’ll go out on a short strong limb and guess what will not be shown about Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Even a very superficial study of FDR shows he was a consummate phony. He preached “There is nothing to fear but fear itself,” but everything he did was presented as a fearful crisis that could only be handled by giving him...
  • Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies

    09/04/2014 10:42:09 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 42 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 4, 2014 1:27 PM EDT | JOSEPH PISANI
    NEW YORK (AP) — Police handcuffed dozens of protesters in cities around the country on Thursday as they blocked traffic in the latest attempt to escalate their efforts to get McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour. The protests, which were planned by labor organizers for about 150 cities nationwide throughout Thursday, are part of a campaign called "Fight for $15."
  • FDR signs Social Security Act

    08/14/2014 2:17:49 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 2 replies
    On this day in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Social Security Act. Press photographers snapped pictures as FDR, flanked by ranking members of Congress, signed into law the historic act, which guaranteed an income for the unemployed and retirees. FDR commended Congress for what he considered to be a "patriotic" act. Roosevelt had taken the helm of the country in 1932 in the midst of the Great Depression, the nation's worst economic crisis. The Social Security Act (SSA) was in keeping with his other "New Deal" programs, including the establishment of the Works Progress Administration and...
  • Would Roosevelt recognize today’s Social Security?

    08/14/2014 2:17:38 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 8, 2012 | Robert J. Samuelson
    Would Franklin Roosevelt approve of Social Security? The question seems absurd. After all, Social Security is considered the New Deal’s signature achievement. It distributes nearly $800 billion a year to 56 million retirees, survivors and disabled beneficiaries. On average, retired workers and spouses receive $1,839 a month — money vital to the well-being of millions. Roosevelt would surely be proud of this, and yet he might also have reservations. Social Security has evolved into something he never intended and actively opposed. It has become what was then called “the dole” and is now known as “welfare.” This forgotten history clarifies...
  • The Atomic Bomb: It Was Always Right

    08/02/2014 8:08:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 251 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2014 | Larry Provost
    This week Major Theodore Van Kirk, the last surviving Veteran of the Enola Gay that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan, joined the rest of his comrades. His passing is a reminder of why using the atomic bomb was the right thing. In August 1945 the Allied Powers, led by the United States, were at war with Imperial Japan in the latter days of World War II. Japan would not give up. For every ten thousand Japanese soldiers that were killed by the Allies only a minuscule amount gave up; usually in the single digits. We were at...
  • Whatever Happened To…Manly Virtues

    07/17/2014 9:20:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/17/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Virtue: A habitual and firm disposition to do the good. Cardinal virtues are prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. Traditional male virtues are strength, courage, independence, heroism in combat, and sexual initiative. For many years, Jesus has been portrayed as a Galilean flower child, walking around the countryside being nice, preaching love and peace, and having a thing for Mary Magdalene. Somehow, this easygoing hippie runs afoul of the corrupt power structure, and ends up dying with career criminals, under horrible circumstances. Of course, even a casual reading of the Gospels reveals something far different. If anything, Jesus is a confrontational,...
  • The Real Great Depression?

    07/13/2014 6:42:33 PM PDT · by statestreet · 4 replies
    The University Bookman ^ | July 13, 2014 | David Pietrusza
    Amity Shlaes does not believe in playing it safe. In 2007 she issued the original edition of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, which dared to badly dent the established shibboleths regarding America’s Great Depression and how Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal did—or did not—dealt with it. In 2013, she departed the beaten path still more provocatively, resuscitating the reputation of the much-maligned Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge defied all odds and joined The Forgotten Man in achieving best-seller status. Having placed such high-stakes bets and won, she doubled back—and doubled-down—to collaborate on a “graphic” version of The...

    07/12/2014 5:11:09 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 29 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/12/44 | Charles Hurd, Arthur Krock, E.C. Daniel, Harold Denny, Frederick Graham, David Anderson, more
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  • US Navy divers to visit wreck of USS Houston in Indonesia

    06/14/2014 12:36:48 PM PDT · by llevrok · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/9/2014
    Divers from the U.S. Navy will visit the World War II graveyard of the "Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast” — the sunken USS Houston — later this month in a bid to determine what remains of the ship, which went down with more than 700 sailors off the coast of Indonesia. The wreck of the Northampton-class heavy cruiser, which was sunk by the Japanese during the World War II battle of Sunda Strait on Feb. 28, 1942, will be surveyed by Navy divers working with their counterparts from Indonesia. The ship lies about 125 feet deep, near Java, Indonesia,...
  • 1939 letter found, plea to FDR to save Jewish kids

    05/18/2014 10:06:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | 5/18/14 | Staff
    Last month, 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon told the remarkable story of Sir Nicholas Winton, a stockbroker in London who saved 669 Czech children-- most of them Jewish--from the Nazis during WWII. England took in almost all of the 669 children. Winton, now 104 years old, told 60 Minutes he had made a desperate plea for help to the United States back in 1939. He said he had written a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, describing the plight of the Czech children and asking that America grant refuge to a number of them. "But the Americans wouldn´t take any,
  • Searching for History’s Vindication

    05/09/2014 7:06:19 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 8, 2014 | Christopher Manion
    The recent unpleasantness in eastern Ukraine recalls a nagging truth: Wars always bring unintended consequences, and Americans have seen plenty of them, firsthand. In 1916, Woodrow Wilson won reelection on the slogan, “He Kept Us Out Of War!” But Wilson wanted war, and, five months later, he got it. In October 1940, late in the presidential campaign, Franklin Roosevelt promised “again and again and again” that “your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.” But Roosevelt wanted war, and fourteen months later, he got it. The results were as grim as they were unintended. Over a...
  • There is Nothing New Under the Sun. Know Your History. (Similarities between FDR and Obama)

    04/14/2014 5:50:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Barnhardt.biz ^ | April 13, 2014 | Ann Barnhardt
    Here’s your history lesson of the day, and it’s a duzy. Do you all remember the department store chain Montgomery Ward? It was in the same class as JC Penney and Sears, and like Penney’s and Sears had a robust catalog business in the 20th century. The catalog ended in 1985 and the stores closed in 2000. The incident we are going to talk about happened during World War 2, in 1944. When I read this it initially put my jaw on the floor, but when I thought about it for a moment, I realized that it put all...
  • FDR to Stalin: “I Would Give Saudi King 6 Million Jews”

    03/11/2014 6:45:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://www.frontpagemag.com ^ | march 11, 2014 | daniel greenfield
    This isn’t really new, but some of the most interesting material comes from Rafael Medoff’s demonstration of how the material was buried and misreported by historians sympathetic to liberal presidents. When FDR endorsed quotas for Jews in the US and even North Africa, liberal historians claimed that he was being “practical” or actually trying to help Jews. And then there’s the story of the efforts to bury and lie about FDR’s exchange with Stalin about the Jews.
  • Justice Scalia on Kelo and Korematsu

    02/24/2014 10:06:57 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 8 2014 | ILYA SOMIN
    In a recent speech in Hawaii, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made some interesting predictions about two of the Supreme Court’s most notorious decisions: Kelo v. City of New London, which ruled that government can condemn private property and give it to other private owners to promote “economic development,” and Korematsu v. United States, which upheld the internment of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans in concentration camps during World War II. On Kelo, Scalia reiterated his 2011 prediction that the decision will eventually be overruled, stating that it “will not survive.” Kelo was a closely divided 5-4 decision (Scalia voted with the...
  • Iwo Jima’s Marines: still showing today’s “youth voters” what the real price of freedom is

    02/19/2014 9:40:28 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In the summer of 1965 Marine Corps Boot camp training included the boast “If it weren’t for the Marine Corps you’d be speaking Japanese.” It was true then and it is still true today. Sixty nine years ago waves and waves of eighteen and nineteen year old Marines, waded ashore on Iwo Jima to defeat the Japanese and help win the war in the Pacific on American terms. They fought to keep us from being the slaves of the Japanese and being forced to end up “speaking Japanese.” By mid- February 1945 Franklin Roosevelt knew Americans were running out of...
  • Dupes for the Dictatorship

    01/28/2014 5:53:07 AM PST · by Nelson Hultberg · 7 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | January 27, 2014 | Nelson Hultberg
    Webster’s defines a dupe as “one who is easily deceived.” But a misperception prevails among most people. They think of dupes as ignorant people only. On the contrary, there are large amounts of intelligent dupes in all societies. Brains are no protection against dupery. In fact, I would classify dupery as one of the deadly sins that curse all men and women no matter what level of class and smarts they possess. Dictatorships depend upon dupery to perpetuate themselves – especially dupery among the intelligentsia. There are, in this writer’s opinion, three forms of dupery afflicting the human race, or...
  • Tracking Academic Bias Historically

    01/02/2014 12:41:42 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 2, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those of us who track academic bias have long been plagued by a nagging question: when did it start? From the recently published memoirs of one-term president Herbert Hoover, we learn that it’s at least as old as Clint Eastwood. “One day at Stanford, after I left the White House, I asked Professor Roninson, Dean of the History Department, to send me a list of books of required reading by all students in a course on ‘Citizenship,’” Hoover wrote. “I found about one hundred books listed, of which some thirty were objective descriptives of the machinery of our civil government...