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  • Five (Politically Incorrect) Facts About Past Presidential Inaugurations

    01/17/2017 3:19:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2016 | Larry Schweikart
    Editor’s note: This is from New York Times Bestselling Author Larry Schweikart’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Presidents Part IDid you know that most facts about America’s early presidents aren’t in history books? Political correctness has taken its toll on some of our greatest heroes and portrayed them as evil men. New York Times bestselling author Larry Schweikart sets the record straight in his new book The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents Part I. As America prepares to inaugurate its 45th president, here are five interesting facts about America’s past inaugurations that aren’t easily found in academia (or...
  • Roger Chesley: Not knowing history is truly American

    01/15/2017 6:46:19 PM PST · by Bogle · 14 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | January 11, 2017 | Roger Chesley
    By the time students enter college, they want to focus on their specific area of study or proposed career. Educators should dictate what’s best for the curriculum, not legislators.
  • HOROWITZ: THE INAUGURATION WAR

    01/15/2017 4:38:55 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 36 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 1/13/17 | David Horowitz
    The Inauguration War The Left prepares its counter-attack on American democracy. January 13, 2017 David Horowitz Reprinted from Breitbart.com. According to Gallup, the average presidential honeymoon lasts seven months. This is a window when the losing party declares a partisan peace, allows the incoming president to pick his cabinet and launch the agenda his victory mandates. Presidential honeymoons are not only a venerable American tradition they are one of democracy’s pillars. For generations they have been ceremonial supports for the peaceful transition of power, and the peaceful resolution of partisan conflicts. Not this election year. There will be no honeymoon....
  • To the Citizens of Washington State and Their American Countrymen

    01/14/2017 7:05:19 AM PST · by Noumenon · 8 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | Patrick Henry Society
    When you woke up this morning, the last thing on your mind was probably the state of your gun rights. Maybe you own a gun, maybe you’ve never even held one. Maybe you use your gun to feed your family, shoot skeet on the weekends, or just keep in the closet for a time when you think you might need it. Some of you train with it, carry it daily, and it is simply another thing you grab in the morning along with your wallet and your keys. Whatever your familiarity with guns is does not matter. You don’t even...
  • Revelation 12 Sign Compendium

    01/11/2017 2:28:56 PM PST · by amessenger4god · 25 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 1/11/17 | Gary
    By now you've probably heard about what a number of Christians are calling the Revelation 12 Sign that will supposedly occur on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.  There is a lot of rampant speculation on the internet both for and against the legitimacy of this sign and much information to weed through.  What's true?  What's false?  Is this all hype?  The goal of this article is to provide readers with a comprehensive and straightforward analysis of the purported sign, addressing many questions and concerns.  The three sections below cover the sign itself, it's possible significance, and claims and critiques about...
  • Noam Chomsky vs. America

    01/10/2017 4:12:35 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 9, 2017 | Chris and Ted Stewart
    This is an audio excerpt from the book, "Seven Miracles That Saved America: Why They Matter and Why We Should Have Hope" (http://tinyurl.com/j2x2pym) detailing some of Chomsky's anti-American views. An audio snippet of Howard Zinn can also be found here: https://youtu.be/u1f0rllGZdU
  • Howard Zinn vs. America

    01/10/2017 4:09:41 PM PST · by SeanG200
    YouTube ^ | Jan 9, 2017 | Chris and Ted Stewart
    This is an audio excerpt from the book, "Seven Miracles That Saved America: Why They Matter and Why We Should Have Hope" (http://tinyurl.com/j2x2pym) detailing some of Howard Zinn's anti-American views. An audio snippet of Noam Chomsky can also be found here: https://youtu.be/CZfS_p4ZEVk Likewise, one should visit my tribute to Zinn at his passing [now updated somewhat]: http://tinyurl.com/ovgxoz7
  • What We Need to Learn from the Early Church

    01/07/2017 5:52:32 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 1/6/17 | Tim Keller
    Tim Keller / January 6, 2017 Many say that Christians who maintain the historic, traditional doctrines are behind the times, are too exclusive, and are “on the wrong side of history.” Two recent books that cast doubt on this view are from historian and biblical scholar Larry Hurtado: Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World and Why on Earth Did Anyone Become a Christian in the First Three Centuries?. The earliest Christians were widely ridiculed, especially by cultural elites, were excluded from circles of influence and business, and were often persecuted and put to death. Hurtado says Roman authorities were uniquely hostile...
  • There is no Future in History

    01/07/2017 3:18:21 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/07/17 | Dr. Alexander Nussbaum
    A new dark ages is starting. Under the leadership of the left, western civilization and all its achievement, is dying and leaving the corpse for ISIS to infest Forty years ago I got a laugh when I explained why I was not continuing my graduate studies in history by saying “There is no future in history.” There also is no future for history as a field of study. While George Santayana famously wrote “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”, young people today know nothing about history. For my undergraduate students Ronald Reagan, George Washington and...
  • The Doors’ Debut Is Still One of the Most Dangerous Albums Ever

    01/04/2017 2:39:50 PM PST · by EveningStar · 140 replies
    Observer ^ | January 4, 2017 | John Kruth
    One glance at the cover of The Doors’ debut album and you knew the summer of love was over and the flower children were headed straight for the sanitarium. These Doors, as drummer John Densmore later quipped, were clearly “unhinged.” Ray Manzarek carried the stern countenance of a Protestant preacher, hunched over the keyboard driving Jim Morrison into new, uncharted realms as he delivered psychedelic sermons. Manzarek’s studied glare behind his rimless glasses and stiff, formal appearance (preferring suits to the colorful ad-hoc hippie esthetic) gave him the air of a tidy yet maniacal schoolmaster while guitarist Robby Kreiger resembled...
  • Lying to People about History Doesn't Help Them

    01/04/2017 9:57:47 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 46 replies
    The Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | January 04, 2017 | Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
    If there was anything that you would think would be immutable, it would be the past. Short of inventing a time machine, it should be impossible to change any event that has already occurred. However, this assumption is actually quite incorrect. While the events of objective history themselves cannot be changed, our understanding of them can. Indeed, revising history is easy when you control the levers of education and popular culture. Then, it’s just a matter of telling the history that you want to be told while ignoring the history that actually happened. A case in point would be the...
  • 2017: The Year Of Completion

    01/04/2017 7:30:32 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 10 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 12/28/16 | Gary
    We are currently in Jewish year 5777, which will end on Rosh Hashanah in the Fall of 2017 - and we are now only days away from 2017, the year in which the heavenly sign of Revelation 12:1-5 may be seen in the sky on September 23rd. More and more things are lining up in some particularly striking ways that should cause even the stalwart skeptic to pause and take notice - especially in regards to the number seven, which is the biblical number for spiritual completion and perfection.  I've written about this several times (see here, here, and...
  • The Founders Anticipated ‘Fake News.’ Here’s What They Did About It.

    01/03/2017 7:30:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 30, 2016 | Jarrett Stepman
    Following the presidential election, numerous stories surfaced about how “fake news” influenced the results. This prompted a reaction from the media and a concerted effort by the social media giant Facebook to crack down on the phenomenon—announcing that it would in part by using liberal fact-checkers to distinguish the “real” from the “fake” news.The truth is that while the American media landscape has been in a constant state of change over two centuries, the spread of hyperpartisan, scurrilous, and even phony news stories has been more common than uncommon throughout the history of the republic.Ultimately, despite the increasingly Wild West...
  • Revelation 12: Escape To A Place Prepared

    01/01/2017 9:34:15 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 42 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 12/31/16 | Jeff E.
    Phil Clandillon (original artwork, Fire Escape Sign with Fire-breathing Dragon, 2008) We are a blessed generation. Blessed by the One who has already given us every spiritual blessing in Christ (Eph. 1:3). Blessed because we are watching unfold great and awe-inspiring signs as seen and foretold by the apostle John (Rev. 12; c.f. Lk. 21:11), and we are only beginning to scratch the surface. Dig deeper, and you will discover further blessings. When you mine the depths of this wonderfully mysterious passage at the center of the last book of the Bible, you will discover that our Lord was...
  • Wild Ride – Top 2016 Campaign Moments…

    12/31/2016 3:55:53 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 31, 2016 | Sundance
    Reviewing the year in 2016 politics, there are many epic campaign moments. Here’s a few of the more memorable – in no particular order: Donald Trump’s airplane had it’s own soundtrack:
  • 21 Everyday Phrases That Come Straight From Shakespeare's Plays

    12/30/2016 10:16:58 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-30-2016 | Elena Holodny
    Llena Holodny December 30, 2016 William Shakespeare wrote a lot of great plays, but he also coined and popularized a lot of words and phrases that we still use to this day. We put together a list of our 21 favorites. Check them out: "Puking" "The Seven Ages of Man: The Infant" by Robert Smirke, derived from a monologue in Shakespeare's "As You Like It."Wikimedia "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At...
  • 25 Years Since the Soviet Union Collapsed

    12/29/2016 3:53:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2016 | Austin Bay
    25 years ago this week, on December 31, 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed. Though Cold War has no definitive peace treaty per se, with the Kremlin's Communist empire in fragments everyone knew the great military and economic struggle between the free world and the Communist bloc had ended. Fortunately the Cold War didn't end with a nuclear bang. North Americans and western Europeans typically reacted with the same mix of relief and pinch-me disbelief that characterized their reactions on November 9, 1989, the day the Berlin Wall cracked. Oh, there were some intellectuals who swore history had ended and liberal...
  • Then Came Trump

    12/28/2016 9:54:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/28/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    We refused to let hope and change kill our hope so we voted to change the course of History So that was Christmas, and what have we done? Another year over and a new one just begun! In the still sweet morning of December 26, people start preparing for the next blast of holiday cheer. Happy New Year!!! What will 2017 bring?
  • Is this philosopher inspiring Trump's cabinet picks?

    12/26/2016 5:47:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 26, 2016 | Gavin Wax
    It seems President-elect Trump admires not only Scottish golf courses, but also Scottish philosophy, as shown by the coterie of advisers and Cabinet members he's selected for his administration. In the 19th century, Scottish philosopher and historian Thomas Carlyle developed a theory of historiography which he coined "The Great Man Theory." This theory postulated that the process of historical examination is akin to a series of chronological biographies of these so-called "Great Men." These great generals, artists, philosophers, theologians and entrepreneurs were the ones who truly had decisive impacts on society, rather than the other way around. Caesar, Muhammad, Shakespeare,...
  • U.S. history no longer a requirement for history majors at George Washington University

    12/26/2016 5:40:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    College Fix ^ | December 22, 2016 | Kate Hardiman
    George Washington University recently changed its requirements for history majors, removing previously key courses for the stated purpose of giving students more flexibility. The department eliminated requirements in U.S., North American and European history, as well as the foreign language requirement. Thus, it is possible that a student can major in history at GWU without taking a survey course on United States history.
  • EXODUS

    12/25/2016 7:08:22 PM PST · by varina davis · 7 replies
    www.youtube.com A Hanakkuh reminder about our steadfast ally in the Middle East and the future of Israel
  • Washington Crossing the Delaware, 25 Dec, 1776

    12/24/2016 7:20:18 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 31 replies
    Washington Crossing Historic Park ^ | 2016 | Washington Crossing Historic Park
    In the winter of 1776, General George Washington and his ragged army had experienced only defeat and despair. The War for Independence was going badly, with failure following failure. ... General Washington hatched a daring plan to cross the Delaware River under the cover of darkness, march to Trenton and attack the Hessian outposts in and around Trenton. The boats to be used for the crossing were gathered earlier in the month in compliance with Washington’s orders, primarily as a defensive measure. Various types of boats were collected; most notable were the large, heavy Durham boats used to carry pig...
  • On This Day in History

    12/22/2016 4:04:55 PM PST · by Bull Snipe · 54 replies
    Msg. to Abraham Lincoln, "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah, 150 heavy guns and plenty of ammunition, and also about 25,000 bales of cotton." YOS William T. Sherman
  • The Entire Internet as of 1973

    12/18/2016 6:21:56 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 168 replies
    Twitter ^ | Dec 10, 2016 | David Newbury
    "Going through old papers my dad gave me, I found his map of the internet as of May 1973. The entire internet."
  • Mourning George Washington

    12/18/2016 5:58:58 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 6 replies
    www.MountVernon.org ^ | 2016 | unattributed
    Mourners assembled at Mount Vernon to attend the family-organized funeral and internment on December 18, 1799. Washington's body lay in the long portico, in a coffin that featured silver-plate ornament at the head inscribed, "SURGE AD JUDICIUM," (rise to judgement) with another mid-point inscribed with "GLORIA DEO." (glory to God) Josiah Bartlett, a fellow Mason, chronicled the funeral, explaining that the Alexandria Band played the "Funeral Dirge" by I. Decker. Bartlett as well as other Masonic brethren and military officers served as pallbearers. The coffin bore Washington's sword and Masonic apron. Washington's horse was lead by two servants dressed in...
  • Five year project to investigate the ‘lost kingdoms’ of Northwest Europe

    12/17/2016 10:50:34 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 15 replies
    Archaeology News from Past Horizons ^ | December 16, 2016 | Archaeology News from Past Horizons
    The nature of the societies that filled the chasm left by the demise of the Roman Empire in the 5th century AD remains one of the relative unknowns of history. While there has been focus on the ways in which famous kingdoms such as those of Anglo-Saxon England or Frankia emerged, there has been little study of how the societies that lived beyond the limits of the Roman world were similarly transformed in this period.
  • Sons of Liberty dump British tea (12/16/1773)

    12/16/2016 7:40:03 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 21 replies
    On this day [12/16] in 1773, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships moored in Boston Harbor and dump 342 chests of tea into the water. Now known as the “Boston Tea Party,” the midnight raid was a protest of the Tea Act of 1773, a bill enacted by the British parliament to save the faltering British East India Company by greatly lowering its tea tax and granting it a virtual monopoly on the American tea trade. The low tax allowed the company to sell its tea even more cheaply than that smuggled...
  • 2,000 Year Old Seed Sprouts Into Full-Grown Palm Tree In Israel

    12/16/2016 7:37:46 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 10 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 12/16/16 | Gary
    Another incredible sign of the times: Methuselah Tree in 2016 with Dr. Elaine Solowey In the 1960s archaeologists in Israel unearthed ancient pottery from Masada containing 2,000 year old seeds from a date palm - in other words seeds from around the time Christ first walked the earth.  The seeds remained in containment until 2005 when an expert desert agriculturalist successfully germinated one of the seeds, naming the growing palm tree "Methuselah". Here is Methuselah in 2008 at three years of age: Fast-forward to today and Methuselah is now well over ten feet tall, standing proud in southern Israel, and...
  • George Washington (2/22/1732-12/14/1799)

    12/14/2016 1:23:29 PM PST · by NonValueAdded · 22 replies
    www.MountVernon.org ^ | 14 Dec, 2016 | NonValueAdded
    Today, 14 December, 2016, marks the 217th anniversaryof the death of George Washington, the youngest of the Founding Fathers and our First President of These United States.
  • Resignation of Pope Celestine V

    12/13/2016 2:58:22 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 12 replies
    http://www.christianity.com/ ^ | Tue, 12/13/16 | Dan Graves, MSL
    The cardinals were deadlocked. They had been deadlocked for 27 months, since 1292 when Pope Nicholas V died. There were only twelve cardinals and they were evenly divided between two factions of the Roman nobility. Neither side would give way. Each hoped for the perks that would accrue from having one of their number named pope. And then a message arrived from the mountains. Peter Murrone, the hermit founder of the Celestines, a strict branch of Benedictines, warned that God was angry with the cardinals. If they did not elect a pope within four months, the Lord would severely chastise...
  • Virgil: The Deep State vs. Donald Trump

    12/12/2016 10:39:03 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Dec, 2016 | Virgil
    Do the Democrats want Donald Trump to become the 45th president?  Of course not.  And how about the Democrats’ handmaiden, the Main Stream Media?  Do they want Trump in the White House?  Of course not.  And how ‘bout all the other affluent residents of the Washington “swamp,” which Trump has pledged to drain—do you think any of them want Trump?  Of course not.  Together, these anti-Trump constituencies help form what has been called the Deep State, which is a real and serious thing, and which we will explore further in a moment.
  • Tyranny, one tiny step at a time - How ideology, group identity & collective guilt destroy societies

    12/11/2016 8:19:59 PM PST · by tbw2 · 8 replies
    Youtube, Gravitahn ^ | 12/02/2016 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    A presentation by Dr. Jordan Peterson, the Canadian professor besieged for refusing to use transgender pronouns to protect his freedom of speech He discusses how liberals and totalitarians deliberately go step by step until they unleash violence, how manipulation of language is used to hide ideology, and the deliberate non-teaching of communism and socialism's death toll by teachers who support those ideas
  • Why France's 'Zombie Catholics' are so powerful

    12/06/2016 3:28:03 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    CWR ^ | December 6, 2016
    Paris, France, Dec 6, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA).- It happened in Britain. It happened in the U.S.   And now it’s happening in France.   A staunchly right-winged politician whose chances seemed slim when the primaries began is now in line to become the next President of France.   François Fillon, former prime minister of France and a faithful Catholic, has pulled ahead in the Republican party, shocking pundits and political commentators throughout the country and beating out the moderate former Prime Minister Alain Juppé by a wide margin.     His Catholicism is such a strong part of...
  • The GREAT Sign

    12/05/2016 1:21:52 PM PST · by amessenger4god · 14 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 12/5/2016 | Gary
    In 2007 a man by the name of Frederick Larson released a documentary called The Star of Bethlehem that would quickly become an international phenomenon.  With the help of The Passion of the Christ and Braveheart co-producer Stephen McEveety the message spread far and wide and soon Larson was doing speaking tours on the subject in Europe and elsewhere.  Building on prior scholarship from Craig Chester and Ernest Martin, Larson discovered that anyone with access to astronomy software like Starry Night, Stellarium, or Celestia could actually find and witness the biblical Star of Bethlehem and even the possible dates...
  • Pearl Harbor: The Truth Preview

    12/04/2016 11:38:19 AM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    History ^ | December 4, 2016
    Pearl Harbor: The Truth Preview TV-PG Watch a preview for “Pearl Harbor: The Truth,” premiering Sunday, December 4, at 10/9c. HISTORY Honors Pearl Harbor. Duration: 0m 30s
  • The history of America from the Liberal perspective.

    12/03/2016 4:02:47 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 20 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 12/3/2016 | Moneyrunner
    America was founded to destroy “native Americans” and to find a place to invent slavery which never existed before. These slaves built the country, settled the land, fought its wars and invented everything while white male devils whipped the slaves, oppressed women, keeping them barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen, lying around idly when not destroying the environment. Christians are hateful bigots who want to ruin your sex life while atheists are enlightened believers in science and Muslims practice the “Religion of Peace™” while living in fear of religious oppression. Then these racist, bigoted, homophobic, sexist, drug addled, white, male,...
  • Empire of the Sea

    12/02/2016 12:57:05 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2014 | BBC
    This is a really well done documentary series on naval history. It is rather long but worth watching. Empire of the Sea (pt 1 of 4)
  • African-American History Missing

    11/28/2016 10:52:41 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 28, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    The much-heralded National African-American Museum of Culture and History, part of the historic Smithsonian Institution and museums, does not live up to the historical accuracy it promises. Here are important historical figures who we looked for, but could not find any mention of in the nation’s newest museum: 1. George Washington Carver, a botanist and inventor 2. Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court justice 3. Clarence Thomas, who replaced Marshall as the lone black American on the Supreme Court 4. Matthew Henson, who explored the North Pole 5. Condoleezza Rice, except for a joint photo with Colin Powell, no...
  • What President Rutherford B. Hayes said in 1888 [Vanity]

    11/26/2016 12:48:57 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 33 replies
    wikiquote.org ^ | March 11, 1888 | President Rutherford Birchard Hayes
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes, 19th President of the United States wrote: The real difficulty is with the vast wealth and power in the hands of the few and the unscrupulous who represent or control capital. Hundreds of laws of Congress and the state legislatures are in the interest of these men and against the interests of workingmen. These need to be exposed and repealed. All laws on corporations, on taxation, on trusts, wills, descent, and the like, need examination and extensive change. This is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people no longer. It is a...
  • Solving a Mystery Behind the Deadly ‘Tsunami of Molasses’ of 1919

    11/26/2016 8:17:37 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 43 replies
    NYT ^ | NOV. 26, 2016 | ERIN McCANN
    “A dull muffled roar gave but an instant’s warning before the top of the tank was blown into the air,” The New York Times wrote in 1919. “Two million gallons of molasses rushed over the streets and converted into a sticky mass the wreckage of several small buildings which had been smashed by the force of the explosion.”
  • Dr. Jordan Peterson: A history lesson for political radicals

    11/25/2016 2:23:51 PM PST · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/21/2016 | Davie Addison
    Professor Peterson discusses ideological possession, communism, concentrations camps, Alexander Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago and existentialism. View the full lecture here.
  • The Arc of History Doesn’t Always Bend toward Justice

    11/24/2016 4:06:17 AM PST · by randita · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/24/16 | Michael Barone
    The Arc of History Doesn’t Always Bend toward Justice Liberals who act as if progress is inevitable are often sadly disappointed by how history actually goes. By Michael Barone — November 24, 2016 History is on our side. That’s a claim Barack Obama has made frequently, in his two successful campaigns for president and during his nearly eight years in office. It’s a claim that looks a little shakier this Thanksgiving holiday than it did during the Halloween holiday three weeks ago. Obama has frequently paraphrased a statement made by Martin Luther King: “The arc of the moral universe is...
  • The John F. Kennedy Assassination - Some Historical Perspectives

    11/23/2016 3:33:41 PM PST · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | Multiple
    Jackie Kennedy's Secret Service Agent Opens Up About JFK's Funeral Clint Hill Esquire November 23, 2016 On November 22, 1963—53 years ago today—President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. The following excerpts from Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Presidents reveal what really happened from someone who was there: Jackie's secret service agent Clint Hill More John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums is a ninety-minute filmed memorial tribute to President John F. Kennedy, who had been assassinated on November 22, 1963. It was completed in 1964, and released...
  • JFK's assassination seems like yesterday

    11/22/2016 5:21:19 AM PST · by luke1825 · 104 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 11/23 | Peter Lucas
    THREE SHOTS FIRED AT PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S MOTORCADE TODAY IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS. That was the United Press International bulletin that came over the clattering teletype machine. It was early afternoon Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 -- 53 years ago today. I looked at the bulletin in shock. I turned to tell someone, but there was no one in sight. I was at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. I was a young reporter for the Boston Herald Traveler checking out the Canadian ambassador to the United States who was speaking at a luncheon of bankers and financie
  • Hillary or Blood? Democrats and Post-Election Angry Mobs

    11/21/2016 9:19:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2016 | Fred Lucas
    It has been difficult to discern exactly what the anti-Trump protesters are protesting. The election is over. Donald Trump will be president after Jan. 20. As it turns out, they have five demands, according to CNN. One is the Electoral College deny Trump the presidency. Another is assuring Americans know they believe Trump is “not my president.” The other three are some variation of making a statement. About 4.5 million people have signed a petition posted on Change.org demanding the Electoral College make Hillary Clinton president. “Hillary won the popular vote. The only reason Trump ‘won’ is because of the...
  • Anonymous Released Bill Clinton Video

    11/20/2016 4:12:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/11/16 | Anonymous
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ayHf7qbZGA
  • The Strange Case of George Washington’s Disappearing Sash

    11/20/2016 11:46:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 11-20-16 | Jared Keller
    One winter day in December 1775, months after the battles at Concord and Lexington marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the nascent American military formally met its commander-in-chief. A group of Virginia rifleman found themselves in the middle of a massive snowball fight with a regiment of quick-talking New Englanders who ridiculed the strangely dressed Virginians in their “white linen frocks, ruffled and fringed.” The colonies were still strangers to each other at this point: The Declaration of Independence was months away, and the ragtag army representing the rebels was far from formally “American.” The meeting of nearly 1,000...
  • On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

    11/19/2016 11:59:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    November 19, 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    "The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg..." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Address Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are...
  • Historical Presidential Elections (electoral votw maps)

    11/12/2016 11:37:33 PM PST · by outofsalt · 14 replies
    270towin.com ^ | N/A | N/A
    Through 2012, there have been 57 presidential elections. This page links you to the results of those historical elections, including a larger map, results and a synopsis of the races. An interactive map is available for historical elections where you see this symbol. Make history by changing individual state winners and the participants.
  • Before it was Veterans Day it was Armistice Day, for the fallen of the First World War

    11/11/2016 3:32:31 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 14 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 11/11/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Today is the anniversary of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918, when at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, the First World War came to an end after more than four years of carnage. (Armistice Day became Veterans' Day in 1954.) Described by British historian Corelli Barnett as a war that had "causes but no objectives, "the "Great War" left...