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  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party part seven

    10/03/2014 9:31:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/3/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    James Knox Polk 1845 to 1849 Polk wanted to wrest California and New Mexico from Mexico. He forced the Mexicans into war by duplicitous negotiations and was surprised at the stiff resistance they offered. His prosecution of the Mexican War cost thousands of lives and permanently soured our relations with Mexico. There is some evidence that Polk lied to Congress in his request for a declaration of war against Mexico similar to the way Lyndon Johnson, another Democrat would “exaggerate” the Tonkin Gulf incident to expand the Viet Nam War 120 years later. [13] In fairness it must be said...
  • The Great Road: The Story of Frederick Road

    01/22/2012 10:17:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Montgomery Village Patch ^ | January 22, 2012 | Susan Soderberg
    Traveled by Native Americans, presidents, generals, gypsies and families seeking a new life in the west, “The Great Road,” known today as Frederick Road or Route 355, provided a path for both the adventurer and the entrepreneur. As the main route northwest from Georgetown, the last port on the Potomac River, it was heavily traveled from the mid 18th century until it was replaced by Interstate 270 in the 1960s. It began as an Indian trail leading from the Piscataway settlement at the mouth of Rock Creek to the great “Conestoga,” a trail that included footpaths and waterways (what we...
  • California Created Like New Democratic Iraq out of Manipulated War?

    03/11/2007 9:18:31 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 4 replies · 481+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | March 11, 2007 | Wayne Lusvardi
    California Created Like New Democratic Iraq out of Manipulated War? The Pasadena Pundit - March 11, 2007 Excerpt from: George Victor - The Pearl Harbor Myth (Potomac Books, 2007) "On becoming president in 1845, James Polk told his cabinet that California would be annexed (to the U.S. - his precedessors had offered to buy California, but Mexico had refused to sell). To his consul in California, Polk suggested fomenting a revolution and promised U.S. support for residents who rose up against Mexico. A tiny uprising under Capt. John Fremont had no effect on California's status. Polk then sent an army...
  • Echoes of the 19th century's forgotten conflict

    05/14/2006 6:52:43 PM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 27 replies · 1,383+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | May 13, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    In early 1846, Pres. James K. Polk dispatched an expeditionary force to the border hoping to provoke hostilities. It worked. In April, Mexico declared war. The American Army won two back-to-back victories. The U.S. formally declared war in May, and – after a series of very bloody battles – Mexico was defeated in 1848. America's victory resulted in the vast acquisition of new U.S. territories stretching to the Pacific: A bone of contention for some Mexicans (and other Hispanics) in the current immigration reform debate.
  • A day in the life of President Bush (July 2, 2005): photos

    07/02/2005 12:08:49 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 222 replies · 3,466+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President Bush is spending the weekend at Camp David. He will travel to Morganstown, West Virginia, on Monday to participate in 4th of July celebrations there. The First Lady has been away from Washington recently. However, she will be traveling with the President to Europe this coming week. Our beloved Dubya will mark his 59th birthday on July 6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. PRESIDENT! And a rousing HAPPY 229TH BIRTHDAY to our great nation. Laura Bush to visit Tanzania 2005-07-01 07:09:58 By Guardian Reporter US First Lady Laura Bush will visit Tanzania later this month. She...