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  • 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 isnt really new, but some of the most interestingmaterial comes from Rafael Medoffs demonstrationof 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 theres the story of the efforts to bury and lie about FDRs 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 Courts 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 Jimas Marines: still showing todays 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 werent for the Marine Corps youd 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
    Websters 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 writers 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 its 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...
  • Historic Bible goes missing after de Blasio swearing in (update: found)

    01/01/2014 5:01:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/01/13 | Jamie Schram, Larry Celona, Jeane MacIntosh
    The FDR bible used by Mayor Bill de Blasio for his swearing in vanished after the New Years Day ceremony, sparking a panicked, hours-long search for the historic tome. They had the whole detail looking through blankets, a police source said of the scramble by at least 50 NYPD detectives and city officials to find the Bible, which was given to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as a gift at his first inauguration in March 1933. Former President Bill Clinton performed the ceremony Wednesday as de Blasio laid his hand on the bible.
  • Eleanor Roosevelts Passionate Love Letters To Lorena Hickok

    12/22/2013 8:45:55 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 83 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | October 11, 2012 | Stacy Lambe
    The First Lady, who was born on October 11, 1884, became a subject of controversy when people suspected she was romantically involved with journalist Lorena Hick Hickok. While the two never publicly addressed their relationship, their letters did nothing to dispel rumors. 1. March 5, 1933: Eleanor to Hick, on the first evening after FDRs inauguration Hick my dearest I cannot go to bed tonight without a word to you. I felt a little as though a part of me was leaving tonight. you have grown so much to be a part of my life that it is empty without...
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin at Gettysburg: A Few Inappropriate Remarks

    07/01/2013 12:39:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 61 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7/1/13 | Tony Lee
    On Sunday, a stunned audience sat in silence as Doris Kearns Goodwin turned the keynote address at the opening ceremony for the 150th anniverary of the Battle of Gettysburg into a political lecture focusing on women's and gay rights. Missing from much of her keynote: Gettysburg. Self-centered, insular, and oblivious to the occasion, the historian who was infamously caught plagiarizing merely recycled much of what she has said before about herself in previous speeches. And her rambling, self-promoting, and borderline inappropriate lecture touched upon nearly everything except for the heroic sacrifices made on that battlefield. In so doing, she desecrated...
  • Diminished Trust and Woodwards Woes

    03/03/2013 4:18:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2013 | Austin Hill
    Its difficult to imagine that he was surprised by the outcome. But the White House response that ensued after Author and Journalist Bob Woodward dared to question and criticize the President should be an eye-opener to the world. And the fact that Americas beltway media culture has essentially sided with the President and seems quite comfortable with the White House hostility is a very telling sign. Consider the relationship between the presidency and the press over the course of American history. Believe it or not, the White House has been home to lots of outlandish and at times illegal...
  • A Dark Unseen Scandal Star? (Hillary Scandal Rumor?)

    10/31/2007 9:25:07 PM PDT · by Leisler · 181 replies · 967+ views
    Luke Ford ^ | Nov 1, 2007 | Luke Ford, others
    Mickey Kaus writes: Do you sense there is some large mass of dark matter, an unseen Scandal Star, the gravitational pull of which is warping the coverage of what seems, on the surface, a pretty dull presidential race? I do. So does Ron Rosenbaum. I thought the Dark Star was the Edwards affair allegation. But Rosenbaum says "everyone in the elite Mainstream media" knows about another juicy scandal that the LAT is supposedly sitting on. I guess this is proof that Im not in the elite, because I dont know what hes talking about. My vestigial Limbaugh gland tells...
  • 'Miranda' switches sides (Cynthia Nixon out of the closet)

    09/24/2004 6:57:54 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 92 replies · 3,818+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 24, 2004 | GEORGE RUSH
    Cynthia Nixon is trying a different kind of sex in the city, the Daily News has learned. For almost 10 months now, the Emmy-winning actress has been dating another woman, sources say. Back in June of 2003, Nixon split with Danny Mozes, the father of her two children. Last January, according to friends, she began a lesbian relationship. Right now, Nixon, 38, does not want to be as outspoken as Rosie O'Donnell, the sources say. But Nixon did not flinch when we asked her yesterday whether she is involved with another woman. Speaking exclusively with the Daily News, she said,...
  • Freeper Help Requested on Churchill Quotation

    12/21/2013 3:20:41 PM PST · by LS · 26 replies
    self | 12/21/2013 | LS
    Freepers, I am looking for a quotation that I was SURE was from Churchill to FDR, only I can't find it anywhere. It went something like this (referring to Britain's situation in 1940): "You will sell us (or give us, don't know which) what we need as long as we can pay for it, and when we can no longer pay for it, you will give it to us anyway." I thought it was in Paul Johnson's book "Modern Times," but it isn't. Anyone know of this?
  • Hitler's Plan to Attack America (Why Hitler Jumped at War With U.S.)

    12/11/2013 5:51:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    History News Network ^ | December 11, 2013 | Professor Gerhard L. Weinberg
    Editor's Note (1999): In his new book, A Republic, Not an Empire, Patrick Buchanan claims that as of mid-1940 Hitler "was driven by a traditional German policy of Drang nach Osten, the drive to the East." He did not want war with the West, insists Buchanan. (Pp. 268-69.) Why then did Hitler, following Pearl Harbor, declare war on the United States? Buchanan insists this was the irrational act of a madman. In fact, insists Gerhard Weinberg, it was consistent with an objective Hitler had long nourished. It had been an assumption of Hitler's since the 1920s that Germany would at...
  • A day that should live in infamy

    11/15/2013 12:03:35 PM PST · by Idaho_Cowboy · 20 replies
    Jewish ^ | November 15, 2013 | Diana West
    On Saturday, Nov. 16, the United States marks a milestone: the 80th anniversary of when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt recognized the Soviet Union and "normalized" U.S.-USSR relations. It is a day that should live in infamy. But it's a day that hardly anyone has ever heard of. I certainly hadn't before researching my book, "American Betrayal." As I studied the event, however, it became clear that it was on this day 80 years ago that what I call "American betrayal" began. It is the date on which the U.S. government institutionally learned to lie. After the Bolsheviks seized dictatorial powers...
  • Administration Warned of Benghazi Attack in Advance

    11/03/2013 10:49:02 AM PST · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    CBS News reports that the Obama Administration was warned before al-Qaeda attacked the Consulate in Benghazi. Al-Qaeda had posted its three top targets in Libya on its website. These targets were the Red Cross, the British, and then the Americans in Benghazi. By July of 2012 the first two targets had already been hit. In the summer of 2012, Lieutenant Colonel Andy Wood, one of the top American security officials in Libya, warned both Ambassador Stevens and the State Department that Benghazi would be next. The CBS revelations were dismissed as Monday morning quarterbacking by Secretary of State John Kerry....
  • Betrayal of the Democratic Party

    10/21/2001 11:12:41 AM PDT · by LiberalBuster · 43 replies · 4,377+ views
    Book: The Naked Capitalist (appendix) | January 25, 1936 | Alfred E. (Al) Smith
    BETRAYAL OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY By Alfred E. (Al) Smith [Alfred E. Smith, Democratic governor of New York during four terms, became the Democratic candidate for President in 1928 but lost to Herbert Hoover. In 1932 he supported Franklin D. Roosevelt for President, but by 1936 he was so shocked and alarmed by what he saw happening that he decided to warn his Party. Because of the popularity of President Roosevelt this step was considered by some to be virtual treason. Nevertheless, on January 25, 1936, Alfred F. Smith gave the following speech in Washington, D.C., to warn the American ...
  • Indian temples guard their gold from government

    10/01/2013 11:25:21 PM PDT · by Theoria · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 30 Sept 2013 | Reuters
    Indias temples are resisting divulging their gold holdings - perhaps nearly half the amount held in Fort Knox - amid mistrust of the motives of authorities who are trying to cut a hefty import bill that is hurting the economy. The central bank, which has already taken steps that have slowed to a trickle the incoming supplies that have exacerbated Indias current account deficit, has sent letters to some of the countrys richest temples asking for details of their gold. It says the inquiries are simply data collection, but Hindu groups are up in arms. The gold stored in temples...
  • My Response To Yesterday's Stupidity

    09/11/2013 6:05:51 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 17 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 9/11/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Here's my response to Commander Zer0's verbal assault on reason that took place last night. I realize that our Dear Leader's plans to provide al-Qaeda air cover may not materialize, but keep this in mind: We have a failing dictator who's willing to start world War III to distract the country from his varied scandals and Zimbabwe-like economy. Anything is still possible with this pile of human debris in the White House. Without further ado: *** For the last couple of days, we've been exposed to an endless stream of war propaganda in support of Chairman Obama's Syrian adventure. Without...
  • The Legacy of Liberalism

    08/31/2013 5:02:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    The 50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King's march on Washington is causing a lot of people in my generation to reminisce. In doing so, it is hard not to be struck by two puzzling facts: (a) the fall of racial barriers to success almost everywhere and (b) the lack of economic progress in the black community as a whole, relative to whites. On the one hand, it would seem that a black in America can achieve almost anything, even being elected president of the United States. On the other hand, if we compare the economic condition of blacks and...
  • Conrad Blacks FDR Idolatry

    08/19/2013 6:51:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | August 19, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    My parents were New Deal Democrats, but I grew up at a time and in a place when Republicans were extraordinarily rare. Ive often said I never actually met a Republican until I went to college and, now that I think about it, Im pretty sure it wasnt until my junior year. It wasnt until I was in my mid-30s that I became an ex-Democrat, and so I completely understand the quasi-religious reverence that Democrats have for FDR, Harry Truman and JFK. What puzzles me nowadays is that some conservatives seem to share that attitude. National Review has published a...
  • Hollywood: Swastika and Sickle

    08/13/2013 10:11:56 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 2, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    This Fall, Harvard University Press will release The Collaboration: Hollywoods Pact With Hitler, by the 35-year-old historian Ben Urwand. Alexander Kafka previewed the book in The Chronicle Review. Urwand found that Nazi officials considered some American films ideologically usefulamong them Gabriel Over the White House (1933), The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935), Our Daily Bread (1934), and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)and that the studios expressly marketed certain titles in that vein, Kafka writes. For instance, Gabriel Over the White House, an American fascist fantasia about a fed-up, divinely inspired president dissolving a chaotic Congress and whipping the...
  • Why Did FDR Fail to Relieve MacArthur and 151,000 Troops Fighting the Japanese in the Philippines?

    08/04/2013 10:54:44 AM PDT · by cutty · 209 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Aug 2013 | Diana West
    According to Soviet intelligence reports, we now know that one of FDRs top officials, the Treasury Departments Harry Dexter White, was a Soviet agent, who, among many other deceptions, subverted relations between the US and Japan by inserting ultimatum language into the cable flow that actually spurred the Japanese attack. This was language written in Moscow, passed to White by a Soviet handler in Washington, D.C., and dropped into a State Department communiqu sent to Japan. This brilliantly executed influence operation doesnt live in infamy at least not yet. ... A continuous stream of fighter and pursuit planes is...
  • About Woodrow Wilson's concentration camps......

    07/12/2013 7:27:07 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 211 replies
    Little known is it that FDR is not the first president to have relocation camps, and Japanese Americans were not the original target. Nearly 30 years prior to World War two, German Americans were the targets and the most interesting thing is that very little is written about this. History has been virtually expunged of this topic. Historians do not write about it, so history books don't contain it, and even from various news journals at the time it was largely unreported. When it was reported, some of the blurbs on it were small and not noteworthy. The first American...
  • Unearthed footage shows President Roosevelt being pushed in wheelchair

    07/11/2013 3:06:39 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    AP ^ | July 10 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS A professor at an Indiana college says he has found film footage showing President Franklin Delano Roosevelt being pushed in his wheelchair, depicting a secret that was hidden from the public until after his death. Ray Begovich, a journalism professor at Franklin College south of Indianapolis, said Tuesday he found the eight-second clip while conducting unrelated research in the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. The National Archives and the FDR Presidential Museum and Library couldnt say for certain if other such footage exists but both said it is at least rare.
  • FDR 'Covered Up Soviet Atrocity to Appease Stalin'

    06/27/2013 9:25:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 Sep 2012
    American POWS sent secret coded messages to Washington with news of a Soviet atrocity: In 1943 they saw rows of corpses in an advanced state of decay in the Katyn forest, on the western edge of Russia, proof that the killers could not have been the Nazis who had only recently occupied the area. The testimony about the infamous massacre of Polish officers might have lessened the tragic fate that befell Poland under the Soviets, some scholars believe. Instead, it mysteriously vanished into the heart of American power. The long-held suspicion is that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt didn't want to...
  • The Biggest Ponzi Scheme In The History Of The World

    06/24/2013 12:40:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | June 23, 2014 | Michael
    Did you know that you are involved in the most massive Ponzi scheme that has ever existed? To illustrate my point, allow me to tell you a little story. Once upon a time, there was a man named Sam. When he was younger, he had been a very principled young man that had worked incredibly hard and that had built a large number of tremendously successful businesses. He became fabulously wealthy and he accumulated far more gold than anyone else on the planet. But when he started to get a little older he forgot the values of his youth. He...
  • On This Day in 1933

    06/16/2013 5:40:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | June 13th, 2013 | Christopher Westley
    You were considered a hoarder and a slacker if you still resisted turning over your gold to the government. ... most of those who voted for FDR never expected him to confiscate private holdings of gold coins, bullion, and certificates. Roosevelt called the measure a temporary one (it wasnt), and he followed it up by invalidating gold clauses in private contracts that obligated payment in gold dollars, which had the effect of devaluing the assets of bond and contract holders. ... By January 1934, Roosevelt increased the dollar price of gold from $20.67 to $35, thus devaluing the dollar by...
  • Israel PM Netanyahu: US, France, UK Allowed The Holocaust

    06/15/2013 6:06:35 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 92 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | June 15, 2013 | Joel Leyden
    Israel PM Netanyahu: US, France, UK Allowed The HolocaustBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- June 15, 2013 Part of the following was communicated by the Israel Prime Minister's Office to the Israel News Agency. Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, made the following remarks on Thursday at the dedication ceremony for the permanent pavilion at Block 27 at Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. "The leaders of the Allies (UK, US, France) knew about the Holocaust in real time. They understood exactly what was happening in the death camps. They were asked to act, they could have acted, and they...
  • FDR's Friend in NY:FDR, La Guardia and the Making of Modern New York (How the NY Liberal Was Born)

    06/11/2013 6:52:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 3 replies
    Reason ^ | June 11, 2013 | Sanford Ikea
    Actual Title:FDR's Friend in New York:FDR, La Guardia and the Making of Modern New York Franklin Roosevelt was president of the United States from 1933 to 1945. Fiorello La Guardia was mayor of New York City from 1934 to 1945. Roosevelt was a Democrat and La Guardia was a Republican, but the two were both personal friends and ideological allies. Between them, they created something new: an institution that Mason Williams, author of the new history City of Ambition, calls the Intergovernmental Public Investment State. From that innovation a host of developments, from the urban renewal program to federally funded...
  • A Conspiracy So Immense Was FDR Aide Harry Hopkins a Soviet Agent?

    06/06/2013 10:33:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | June 6, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    A confidential message from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, reproduced in [Diana] Wests new book, told [White House aide Harry] Hopkins that a continuing investigation had discovered that Russian diplomat (and Comintern agent) Vasily Zarubin had made a payment to U.S. Communist Party official Steve Nelson to help place espionage agents in industries engaged in secret war production so that information could be obtained for transmittal to the Soviet Union. This information had come from a bug at Nelsons home in Oakland, California, through which the FBI first learned of the Soviet effort (code-named Enormous) to obtain the atomic...
  • Obama Uses 1917 Espionage Act to Go After Reporters

    05/27/2013 3:27:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2013 | Michael Barone
    There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox News's James Rosen. The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law. The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Section 793(d) says that a person lawfully in possession of information that the government has classified as secret who turns it over to someone not lawfully entitled to posses it has committed a crime....
  • Obamas Idiot Defense: Scandal forces the president to drop the pose of omnicompetent know-it-all

    05/22/2013 7:54:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/22/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Although theres still a great deal to be learned about the scandals and controversies swirling around the White House like so many ominous dorsal fins in the surf, the nature of President Obamas bind is becoming clear. The best defenses of his administration require undermining the rationale for his presidency. Were portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots. Its actually closer to us being idiots. So far, this is the administrations best defense. It was offered to CBS News Sharyl Attkisson by an anonymous aide involved in the White Houses disastrous response to the attacks in Benghazi, Libya....
  • Some progressives viewed Theodore Roosevelt as a socialist, in his day

    05/09/2013 6:51:28 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    In Walter Lippmann's book "Public Opinion", a very interesting comment is made: (page 294) It was economic government by anybody's economic philosophy, though it was supposed to be controlled by immutable laws of political economy that must in the end produce harmony. It produced many splendid things, but enough sordid and terrible ones to start counter-currents. One of these was the trust, which established a kind of Roman peace within industry, and a Roman predatory imperialism outside. People turned to the legislature for relief. They invoked representative government, founded on the image of the township farmer, to regulate the semi-sovereign...
  • Southern Whites' Shift to the GOP Predates the '60s

    05/01/2013 6:32:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 55 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 30, 2013 | Sean Trende
    I by-and-large agree with the thrust of Jamelle Bouies recent American Prospect article, which argues that Republicans badly misapprehend the reason(s) African-Americans generally vote for Democratic candidates. Too many conservatives assert that African-Americans have developed a false consciousness and simply need to be shown the error of their ways before theyll start supporting Republicans. Asking Whats the matter with black people? simply isnt going to get the GOP very far in its minority outreach efforts. But in the course of this argument, Bouie makes the following statement: White Southerners jumped ship from Democratic presidential candidates in the 1960s, and this...
  • 'Right Wing' Doesn't Equal 'Terrorist'

    04/24/2013 5:29:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "If history were to repeat itself," warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 State of the Union address, "and we were to return to the so-called normalcy of the 1920s, then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on the battlefields abroad, we shall have yielded to the spirit of fascism here at home." The "normalcy" of the 1920s that Roosevelt referred to was a time of peace and prosperity. The decade began with Republican President Warren Harding commuting the sentences of political prisoners jailed by the Wilson administration, including the socialist leader Eugene...
  • The Tailor Who Sewed the Obama Empty Suit Has Sewn Others

    04/22/2013 5:32:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-22-13 | Bruce Walker
    The most glaring fact about our president is that he is an empty suit. The people around him are also empty suits. They believe in nothing, really, but unearned luxury, unmerited adulation, and unaccountable power. Those whom we have come to call "leftists" are in fact nothing but nihilists, and we flatter them when we presume that they value anything beyond their vanities, their avarice, and their selfishness. When tragedy strikes, like in the Boston bombing, these empty suits can look and act appropriately somber and serious, but it is all for show, and the intended audience are Americans who...
  • Why A Cyprus-Like Seizure Of Your Money Could Happen Here

    04/08/2013 10:43:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 25, 2013 | Steve Forbes
    Dont put it past our politicians to try it in a financial emergency. The breaking of contracts by the U.S. government, unfortunately, has happened before, and whats under way in Cyprus shows that feckless politicos will continue to try such things. In 193334, amid the depths of the Great Depression, the U.S. government seized the American peoples gold holdings. From that point, until 1975, it was illegal for Americans to own gold, other than in some forms of jewelry or collectors coins. In the panic of the Depression years the courts upheld this unconstitutional confiscation. Yes, people received dollars in...
  • What FDR said about Jews in private

    04/07/2013 8:00:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 111 replies
    L.A. Touches ^ | 4/7/13 | Rafael Medoff
    In May 1943, President Franklin Roosevelt met with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at the White House. It was 17 months after Pearl Harbor and a little more than a year before D-Day. The two Allied leaders reviewed the war effort to date and exchanged thoughts on their plans for the postwar era. At one point in the discussion, FDR offered what he called "the best way to settle the Jewish question." Vice President Henry Wallace, who noted the conversation in his diary, said Roosevelt spoke approvingly of a plan (recommended by geographer and Johns Hopkins University President Isaiah Bowman)...
  • Expert: Holocaust Camps are Falling Apart

    04/07/2013 1:38:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 4/7/2013, 9:43 AM | Maayana Miskin
    Many of the Nazi camps in Europe are falling apart, an expert has warned in advance of Holocaust Memorial Day. Florence Eizenberg, who is finishing a doctorate on the topic of Holocaust denial, said that the camps, which provide valuable testimony to Nazi war crimes, are in poor condition. Eizenberg visited camps across Europe as part of her research.
  • Obama, FDR and Zionism

    04/07/2013 5:27:14 AM PDT · by fso301 · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/18/2013 | Rafael Medoff
    Today it is more clear than ever why Niles doubted FDR genuinely supported Zionism. President Barack Obama has spoken of his deep admiration for Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his desire to emulate FDRs leadership style. But in the wake of the discovery of new documents detailing FDRs behind-the-scenes coldness regarding the creation of a Jewish state, many Israelis will be hoping that sentiment does not extend to Roosevelts views on Zionism.
  • FDR and the Jews, by Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman

    04/05/2013 6:46:56 PM PDT · by iowamark · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 5, 2013 | DAVID OSHINSKY
    Franklin Roosevelt enjoyed the overwhelming support of American Jews during his presidency, and the reasons are clear. In his three-plus terms from 1933 to 1945, he led the war against Hitler, supported a Jewish homeland in Palestine... Starting in the 1960s, a flood of books appeared with self-evident titles like No Haven for the Oppressed and While Six Million Died. But the most influential account by far was David S. Wymans Abandonment of the Jews, published in 1984. Wyman considered numerous parties responsible for Americas tepid response to the Holocaust, including a badly divided Jewish community, a nest of virulent...
  • Author: FDR failed to save more Jews during Holocaust; vision of what America should look like

    04/05/2013 8:23:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:01 AM 04/04/2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    Historian Rafael Medoff says Franklin Delano Roosevelt failed to take relatively simple measures that would have saved significant numbers of Jews during the Holocaust, because his vision for America only encompassed having a small number of Jews. In his private, unguarded moments, FDR repeatedly made unfriendly remarks about Jews, especially his belief that Jews were overrepresented in many professions and exercised too much influence and control on society, Medoff told The Daily Caller in an email about his new book, FDR and the Holocaust: A Breach of Faith. This prejudice helped shape his overall vision of what America should look...
  • The Rise of the Administrative State

    04/02/2013 4:01:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    New American ^ | Friday, 11 January 2013 17:30 | William F. Jasper
    The Rise of the Administrative State Written by William F. Jasper From the very start of President Franklin Delano Roosevelts administration, there were unmistakable indications that his New Deal would be moving in the statist direction. Frances Perkins, FDRs secretary of labor, recounted, decades later, a telling occurrence at the first FDR Cabinet meeting. She recalled: At the first meeting of the Cabinet after the President took office in 1933, the financier and adviser to Roosevelt, Bernard Baruch, and Baruchs friend General Hugh Johnson, who was to become the head of the National Recovery Administration, came in with a copy...
  • Assault on Religious Liberty (Part 2)

    04/02/2013 11:39:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, I gave 12 examples of how religious liberty has been assaulted in just the past two years in the U.S. Here are about two dozen more instances just for good measure, as reported by the Family Research Council, the office of Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., and various media outlets. --The following public institutions recently have joined the growing ranks of those that have banned the use of the word "Easter" in order to diminish or eliminate references to religion: East Meadow School District in New York, Prospect Heights Public Library in Illinois, Heritage Elementary School in Alabama,...
  • The great moral failure of FDR

    03/12/2013 4:37:19 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 55 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, March 11, 2013 | Richard Cohen
    On April 12, 1945, my grandfather approached me as I played outside and asked where my mother was. He looked stricken, and so I quickly followed him inside and heard him say words that made my mother burst into tears: President Roosevelt had died. My mothers grief and panic were so palpable her brother was fighting in the Pacific, her brother-in-law was fighting in Europe that it scared me. In our house, FDR was not merely the President. He was a god. He is a god no more. His New Deal is no longer solely credited with ending...
  • Obama's Army Seeks Revenge (2014 elections)

    02/27/2013 9:03:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | February 27, 2013 | Dick Morris
    The never-ending Obama campaign announced this week that it was raising funds from big donors only a relative handful to put together a $50 million fund for an army of grass-roots activists in swing states to go after Republican Congressmen and Senators who dare to vote against the presidents wishes. Over the next two years, they will be spreading their tentacles all over the nation, invading currently-Republican districts but might be turned to blue in 2014, in pursuit of a House majority and of a sixty-vote Democratic Senate. This purge of Republicans is reminiscent of 1938 when FDR...
  • From His Very First State of the Union Utterance, President Obama Got It Wrong

    02/14/2013 7:35:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/14/2013 | Roger Pilon
    From his very first state-of-the-union utterance last night, associating himself with President Kennedy, President Obama got it wrong, and it was mostly downhill from there: 51 years ago, he began, John F. Kennedy declared to this chamber that the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress. Great alliteration; bad constitutionalism. Yes, in a very narrow sense the Constitution makes the political branches partners for progress. But it also, most definitely, makes the branches, and those with authority within them, rivals for power. Indeed, throughout the Federalist Papers we learn how the Constitution pits power against power...
  • MLA Requiem

    02/01/2013 1:04:56 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 29, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A pair of professors objected to our coverage of them at the Modern Language Association (MLA) meeting in Boston this year. Near as we can figure out, what they objected to was the fact that we covered them. Glad you could make it to my paper on 1930s propaganda and popular culture, Matthew Stratton, an Assistant Professor of English at the University of California-Davis wrote in an effort at cordiality that belied what was to come. I must admit, however, that Im a bit confused by your account of the panel. What exactly in my paper did you find objectionable...
  • Sunstein: Obama Wants 'Second Bill of Rights' (modeled after 1944 FDR State of the Union speech)

    01/29/2013 10:48:42 AM PST · by drewh · 65 replies
    Big Government ^ | 28 Jan 2013 | by Breitbart News
    Former Obama administration regulatory czar Cass Sunstein has published an op-ed: that the president wants a "second Bill of Rights" alongside the existing one. Sunstein located the source of Obama's inspiration in Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1944 State of the Union address, rather than the South African constitution--though the American academics whose writings inspired South Africa's ambitious Bill of Rights could well have taken Roosevelt's proposals as their foundation. Roosevelt's Second Bill of Rights--not a list of constitutional amendments, but policy goals--was as follows: In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak,...