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  • Communism Never Died, It Was Cleverly Repackaged for the Historically Impaired and Useful Idiots

    09/22/2017 9:15:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/22/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    “For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion.” — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn In 1950 Congress passed the Internal Security Act and, four years later, the Communist Control Act. It condemned communism and the Communist Party of the United States. Today a sizeable portion of Congress actually belongs to the Communist Party U.S.A. or is sympathetic to it. In a recent poll, 40 percent of Americans prefer communism to capitalism.
  • Today in US Military History: F-14 rides off into the sunset, and "The Fighting Marine"

    09/22/2017 7:10:15 AM PDT · by fugazi · 9 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 22, 2017 | Chris Carter
    1776: When Gen. George Washington asks for volunteers to go behind enemy lines and report on British troop movements in New York City. Capt. Nathan Hale is the only man to step forward. A fire devastates the city shortly after falling into British hands, and Hale is one of some 200 Americans swept up in the aftermath. Legend states that before Hale is hung, he tells his audience that "My only regret is that I have but one life to lose for my country." 1927: One year after Gene "The Fighting Marine" Tunney defeats Jack Dempsey and becomes heavyweight champion,...
  • Remembering Our Precious WWII Heroes

    09/21/2017 11:24:35 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 23 replies
    Renew America ^ | September 21, 2017 | Gina Miller
    It was a chance encounter at our neighbors' annual summer party in which I was fortunate to meet Thomas E. Simmons. I learned that he's the author of several books, including, "Forgotten Heroes of WWII, Personal Accounts of Ordinary Soldiers, Second Edition." It's a compilation of the stories of fifteen World War II veterans in the European and Pacific theaters, land, sea and air. This is not a new book. It was first published in 2002, with the second edition out in 2014, and Mr. Simmons told me that all but a few of the men featured have since passed...
  • Greeenfield: Did Obama Spy on America to Protect Islamists?

    09/21/2017 10:40:12 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 9/19/17 | Greenfield
    Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Did Obama Spy on America to Protect Islamists? Posted by Daniel Greenfield After months of denials, the pretext for Susan Rice’s eavesdropping on Trump officials has finally been made public. It had been widely known that Obama’s former National Security Adviser had contrived to unmask the names of top Trump officials who had been spied on by the administration. And the same media that still treats Watergate as the Great American Scandal had claimed that there was nothing “improper” in an Obama loyalist eavesdropping on members of the opposition party. Every time Obama Inc. was caught...
  • Subject: Remember this Lady! Irena Sendler

    09/21/2017 9:01:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Irena Sendler Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98) Warsaw, Poland During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive. Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids. Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants...
  • Greenfield: Why Obama Really Spied on Trump

    09/21/2017 7:47:41 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 18 replies
    FrontPage ^ | September 20, 2017 | Greenfield
    Why Obama Really Spied on Trump Obama had to spy on Trump to protect himself. September 20, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Last week, CNN revealed (and excused) one phase of the Obama spying operation on Trump. After lying about it on MSNBC, Susan Rice admitted unmasking the identities of Trump officials to Congress. Rice was unmasking the names of Trump officials a month before leaving office. The targets may have included her own successor, General Flynn, who...
  • Today in US Military History: an American pilot shoots himself down

    09/21/2017 7:30:42 AM PDT · by fugazi · 7 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 21, 2017 | Chris Carter
    1780: After deliberately weakening the defenses of Fort Arnold (now known as West Point), Hudson River, and other areas under his command, Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans for the strategic fort. The Colonists will soon capture Maj. John André, Britain's top spy in the United States, foiling Arnold's plan to hand over West Point - which will become the U.S. Military Academy in 1802 and is the Army's oldest continually operating post. 1939: With war breaking out in Europe, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks Congress to relax neutrality laws - permitting the United States to arm...
  • Today in US Military History: Old Ironsides, the Yankee Division, and al Qaeda

    09/20/2017 7:16:23 AM PDT · by fugazi
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 20, 2017 | Chris Carter
    1777: British Maj. Gen. Charles Grey launches a daring nighttime attack on Brig. Gen. Anthony Wayne's Continental Army forces encamped near the Paoli Tavern near modern-day Malvern, Pa.. Grey orders his troops to only use bayonets, and has his men remove the flints from their rifles. The Redcoats catch the Americans completely by surprise, routing an entire division while only suffering 11 British casualties. 1797: The Continental Navy frigate Constitution is launched in Boston harbor. 220 years later, USS Constitution – known affectionately as “Old Ironsides” - is the "oldest ship in the American Navy," and continues serving in the...
  • Fed Judge Rules Trump Admin Can't Withhold Grants to 'Sanctuary Cities'

    09/19/2017 8:43:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 19, 2017 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    On Friday, September 15, the Associated Press reported on a fascinating new wrinkle in the centuries-old face of unconstitutional federal activity, and the details might surprise many who are concerned about the sticky issue of “immigration”. According to the report, Federal District Judge Harry Leinenweber just ruled that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department cannot withhold federal “public safety” grants to so-called “Sanctuary Cities” if the politicians in those cities did not conform to federal immigration policies. This, in effect, temporarily removes a powerful tool in the Trump Administration’s work shed as the President attempts to wrangle with...
  • Today in US military history: the second-bloodiest battle of the Civil War

    09/19/2017 8:28:01 AM PDT · by fugazi · 57 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 19, 2017 | Chris Carter
    1777: The Battle of Freeman's Farm — the first engagement in the Battle of Saratoga — opens between Continental forces under the command of Gen. Horatio Gates and British forces under Gen. John "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne. The Brits carry the day, but suffer heavy losses. 1863: On the border of Georgia and Tennessee, fighting begins in earnest between forces commanded by Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans and Gen. Braxton Bragg. After two days of fighting, the Confederate Army of Tennessee inflicts 18,000 casualties on the Army of the Cumberland, driving Rosecrans from the battlefield, but Union soldiers kill, wound, and capture...
  • Who loves a parade? Trump wants to showcase military might

    09/19/2017 5:10:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    WFMZ-TV ^ | September 18, 2017 | Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) - Who doesn't love a parade? To a city that already offers many, President Donald Trump wants to add one that showcases U.S. military might. It would take place on July 4 in Washington with, as Trump envisions it, tanks and planes rolling down and streaking above Pennsylvania Avenue. Trump talked up the idea Monday as he sat down with French President Emmanuel Macron, who hosted the president and first lady Melania Trump for France's military parade in the center of Paris on Bastille Day in July. Trump said the two-hour procession was a "tremendous thing for...
  • POLL: Should Hillary Clinton challenge the legitimacy of the 2016 election?

    09/18/2017 3:59:15 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 56 replies
    POLL: Should Hillary Clinton challenge the legitimacy of the 2016 election? Yes, the Russians stole it for President Trump No, the "Russians stole it" narrative is a liberal lie I'm not sure
  • Sweden Adopts Stern Response to Country's Rape Epidemic [semi-satire]

    09/18/2017 10:42:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Sep 2017 | John Semmens
    Now that the influx of Muslim refugees into the country has catapulted Sweden to the top of the international heap when it comes to the crime of rape, government officials have determined it is time to take action. That action is the publication of a "sex guidebook" intended to convey a message to immigrants from Muslim countries that rape is wrong. Youth and Civil Affairs Authority Director General Lena Nyberg explained that "the issue seems to be one of culture shock for young Muslim males entering Swedish society. These refugees were raised in a culture that explicitly designates females as...
  • Today in U.S. military history: happy birthday to the US Air Force and CIA

    09/18/2017 8:53:19 AM PDT · by fugazi · 3 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 18, 2017 | Chris Carter
    1862: Following the bloody Battle of Antietam, Gen. George B. McClellan blows an opportunity to capture Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, – perhaps ending the Civil War. Lee abandons his invasion of Maryland as McClellan allows the significantly outnumbered Confederates to withdraw his significantly outnumbered forces to Virginia without pursuit. 1906: As revolution sweeps Cuba, the auxiliary cruiser USS Dixie (AD-1) disembarks a battalion of Marines at Cienfuegos to help protect American-owned plantations. 1941: In preparation for World War II, 19 divisions of soldiers – 400,000 troops – participate in a massive exercise in Louisiana. In light...
  • Was America Founded To Be Secular?

    09/18/2017 8:53:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/18/17 | Joshua Charles
    What role should religion play in a free society? More and more people today would answer: none. That would not have been the answer of the Founders of the United States – the men who fought the American Revolution and wrote the country’s Constitution. To them the issue of religion and freedom were inextricably linked. You couldn’t have freedom without religion. In fact, the political philosophy of the Founders necessitated a divine foundation. Thomas Jefferson makes this clear in the Declaration of Independence when he writes that “all men…are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” The purpose of...
  • On the Right to Vote Part III

    09/18/2017 1:29:01 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | September 18th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: The Wisdom of the 14th Amendment. After a quick look at Section 1, this squib takes a closer read of Sections 2 & 3 of the 14th Amendment. We’ll find that, as opposed to recent times, Congress expected itself, rather than federal courts, to sort out and deal with difficult issues. In the latter 1860s that meant incorporating former slaves into the civil society. In the hands of the far Left, an amendment designed to deal with post-Civil War realities is the modern Progressive’s favorite means to social justice. From a hopeless mash of conflicting decisions, Scotus determined, for...
  • Greenfield: Hillary's Anti Presidential Campaign

    09/17/2017 8:25:33 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 9/14/17 | Greenfield
    Hillary’s Anti-Presidential Campaign Her malicious book reveals why she should never have been president. September 14, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Three creatures on earth are impossible to get rid of: lice, cockroaches and Clintons. Hillary Clinton spent a third of her miserable adult life trying to get into the White House. Now the nation’s failed Harridan-in-Chief is determined to spend her remaining years blaming everyone, from Matt Lauer to the Electoral College, for having to live out...
  • “What Happened”: Clinton Recognizes NRA’s Power, Rewrites History, Urges Dems to Double-down

    09/17/2017 5:12:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    drrichswier.com ^ | 16 September, 2017 | Dr. Rich Swier
    This week, twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released her new book, “What Happened,” which chiefly serves to assign blame to the myriad politicians, journalists, organizations, countries, prejudices, and technologies she claims caused her defeat. Gun rights supporters will be happy to know that NRA is featured prominently.In addition to apportioning NRA its well-deserved share of the blame, Clinton seeks to rewrite her own history on the gun issue and urges her fellow Democrats to ignore political reality and continue to champion gun control.NRA’s Power Clinton repeatedly acknowledges NRA’s influence on the 2016 election and the broad political landscape.Pointing out the...
  • Dereliction of Duty

    09/16/2017 10:19:44 PM PDT · by pboyington · 14 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 16, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Original title - Dereliction of Duty – The Feather Merchants, Duds and Perfumed Princes that Sold out the US Military to Political Correctness Dereliction of duty is a specific offense under United States Code Title 10, Section 892, Article 92 and applies to all branches of the US military. A service member who is derelict has willfully refused to perform his duties (or follow a given order) or has incapacitated himself in such a way that he cannot perform his duties. Article 92 also applies to service members whose acts or omissions rise to the level of criminally negligent behavior....
  • Hillary Admits "Mistakes Made" [semi-satire]

    09/15/2017 11:06:29 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Sep 2017 | John Semmens
    One of the more bizarre revelations in Hillary Clinton's campaign autopsy book—What Happened—was her admission that she tried Voodoo, "but it didn't work. I had dolls of all the key players—Trump, Bannon, Limbaugh. I stuck them with pins like you're supposed to, but none of them even got sick, much less died." The former presidential candidate speculated that "some sort of Russian radiation or hypersonic interference may have short-circuited the effectiveness of this time-tested technique. I mean, it's not like I haven't successfully used this tool before. We made a lot of problems disappear when Bill was governor of Arkansas...