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  • AUSTIN HISTORY: Murder at the Butler Pitch and Putt (Background on LBJ)

    06/16/2017 8:24:23 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 13 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | 12 June 2017 | Michael Barnes
    About 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, 1951, John Douglas “Doug” Kinser was working in his clubhouse at the Butler Pitch and Putt just east of South Lamar Boulevard when he was confronted with the nose of a gun. “Five bullets from a small caliber gun pierced his body,” reported the Austin Statesman the next day. “Police said three bullets recovered were .25 caliber.” A handsome World War II veteran, Kinser, 33, was a popular golfer who also acted at the Austin Civic Theatre, which later evolved into Zach Theatre. Possible reasons for the brazen murder — some of them...
  • President Lyndon Johnson calls tailor to describe graphically how he wants pants made (Language)

    05/19/2017 3:28:39 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8-12-2008 | rmm413c
    In an entertaining conversation, President Lyndon Johnson calls his tailor in Dallas to describe somewhat graphically exactly how he wants his pants made. Language warning- it's a little blue
  • Goodbye Obamacare, Johnson Amendment and …

    05/07/2017 6:46:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    WND ^ | May 7, 2017 | Chuck Norris
    Thursday was an amazing day in Washington, D.C. You can’t say that very often. First, it was the National Day of Prayer. It’s amazing to think about millions of Americans praying across our nation. We need it, especially in the swamp. Second, as Vice President Mike Pence explained, Congress finally passed a bill that delivered the “beginning of the end of Obamacare.” Let’s hope the Senate approves and passes it soon, and hands it over to President Trump for signing into law. Third, under the radar was another huge act of liberty: President Trump signed an executive order rolling back...
  • Population control: the rich controlling the poor?

    10/27/2011 6:56:28 PM PDT · by decimon · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | October 27, 2011 | Mike Gallagher
    As the world population reaches seven billion people, the BBC's Mike Gallagher asks whether efforts to control population have been, as some critics claim, a form of authoritarian control over the world's poorest citizens.> In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson warned that the US might be overwhelmed by desperate masses, and he made US foreign aid dependent on countries adopting family planning programmes. Other wealthy countries such as Japan, Sweden and the UK also began to devote large amounts of money to reducing Third World birth rates. > Meanwhile, Paul Ehrlich has also amended his view of the issue. If he...
  • Nixon, LBJ & the First Shots in the Judges' War

    04/07/2017 5:47:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    The Democrats' drive to defeat Neil Gorsuch is the latest battle in a 50-year war for control of the Supreme Court -- a war that began with a conspiracy against Richard Nixon by Chief Justice Earl Warren, Justice Abe Fortas and Lyndon Johnson. By June 1968, Nixon, having swept his primaries, was cruising to the nomination and probable victory in November. The establishment was aghast. Warren's bitterness toward Nixon dated to their California days. Sen. Nixon had worked behind the scenes for Ike's nomination in 1952, though Gov. Warren was California's favorite son. Warren had been crushed and humiliated --...
  • "Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory"

    03/25/2017 8:07:50 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966 | Anita Bryant
  • About half of Detroit can't read

    03/24/2017 10:39:29 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 76 replies
    BoingBoing ^ | 23 March 2017 | Andrea James
    America's public education system is failing the citizens of Detroit, where the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund reports that 47% of people in Detroit are illiterate. In nearby suburbs, up to one-third are functionally illiterate. The report, titled "Addressing Detroit's Basic Skills Crisis" makes the problem seem as intractible as the Flint water crisis that is about to hit its third anniversary. Director Karen Tyler-Ruiz described that level of illiteracy to WWJ: "Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should...
  • McConnell: Federal job creation agency won't be cut

    03/20/2017 5:05:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 2:17 PM EDT
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’ll fight a proposal to eliminate a 52-year-old federal agency that seeks to create jobs. McConnell told WYMT-TV Saturday that he’s opposed to the proposal to do away with the Appalachian Regional Commission, which is contained in President Donald Trump’s budget for Fiscal 2018. In fact, McConnell said, “We are not going to allow any cuts” to the commission. …
  • Trump Is a Lot Like the LBJ Whom Liberals Still Idolize

    02/20/2017 7:31:17 AM PST · by billorites · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | February 19, 2019 | John Fund
    <p>As president, he cut a grandiose figure. He was a braggart and a frequent liar. He was suspicious of other countries, frequently saying, “Foreigners are not like the folks I am used to.” He had a reckless disregard for limits. He belittled and browbeat others to intimidate them and give him what he wanted. Historian Robert Dallek said that he “viewed criticism of his policies as personal attacks” and opponents of his policies “as disloyal to him and the country.”</p>
  • Pulpit Freedom Hasn’t Existed in America Since 1954

    08/17/2016 7:47:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 17, 2016 | 10:48 AM EDT | Erik Stanley, “Alliance Defending Freedom”
    While it’s perfectly okay for people to have different opinions about what churches should say from the pulpit, especially with regard to politics, what’s not okay is for the federal government—rather than congregations themselves—to be in charge of what is said. And it won’t do to dangle the threat of taxing the church if it won’t comply. That’s why the Johnson Amendment has to go. The Tax Code’s restriction on political speech by non-profit organizations is popularly known as the Johnson Amendment, named after its sponsor, Lyndon Johnson, who maneuvered the levers of senatorial power to insert the provision into...
  • Trump pledges to end political limits on churches

    02/02/2017 4:40:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2017 5:53 PM EST | Catherine Lucey
    Declaring that religious freedom is “under threat,” President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal a rarely enforced IRS rule that says pastors who endorse candidates from the pulpit risk losing their tax-exempt status. “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution,” Trump said at the National Prayer Breakfast, a high-profile event bringing together faith leaders, politicians and dignitaries. Trump’s pledge was a nod to his evangelical Christian supporters, who helped power his White House win. So far he has not detailed his plans...
  • Study: 'Obamacare' repeal-only would make 30M uninsured

    12/07/2016 3:18:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 7, 2016 2:03 PM EST | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Repealing President Barack Obama’s health care law without a replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday. Separately, a professional group representing benefit advisers warned congressional leaders of the risk of “significant market disruption” that could cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance. Republicans dismiss such dire scenarios, saying that they are working on replacement legislation for a President Donald Trump to sign. […] The new study from the nonpartisan Urban Institute looks at a scenario where “repeal” goes through, but “replace” stalls. It predicts heavy collateral damage for people buying individual...
  • Roger Stone makes the case against LBJ

    11/21/2016 7:22:51 AM PST · by fishtank · 59 replies
    Roger Stone ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | Roger Stone
    Published on Dec 2, 2014 Roger Stone spoke recently at the JFK Conference in Arlington, Texas.
  • Democrate's in the 1960 (Hippies were dumb as dirt, I was one)

    09/29/2016 5:03:05 PM PDT · by Alissa · 24 replies
    My research ^ | 9/29/16 | Self
    http://www.anderson-auction.com/lbj-no-more-ugly-children-lot94012.aspx How well the media controls history!
  • Everything is Progressing According to Plan*

    09/22/2016 10:30:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-22-2016 | MOTUS
    I see that #HilzHiatus has rolled their candidate out this week to prove she’s not a hologram:Although I noted in the Orlando appearance she avoided the usual side-to-side teleprompter reading - in order to avoid any more commentary on her wonky eye. Instead she either used notes on the podium, turned her entire head/body or spoke directly straight into the camera, which used to be standard practice before the multi-TOTUS era butt now appears odd.The crowd in Orlando was yuge! Not Donald Trump public arena yuge, butt HRC local school gym yuge:And it was only scheduled because she was in...
  • [Harold] Ickes is Clinton's not-so-secret weapon

    04/01/2008 6:47:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies · 799+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 31, 2008 | Peter Nicholas
    Harold M. Ickes never forgets a favor, especially if he's the one who did the favor. So the veteran political operative made sure that, when the time was right, he alone would call Garry Shay, former chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party... And once Ickes started calling, he didn't stop until Shay said the words Ickes wanted to hear -- that he would support Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York at the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August... the man in charge of Clinton's feverish effort to lock up superdelegates is Ickes, whose enthusiasm for...
  • How The Liberal Welfare State Destroyed Black America

    05/05/2016 3:35:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 58 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 5, 2016 | John Perazzo
    How The Liberal Welfare State Destroyed Black America What Democrat voters and political leaders refuse to believe. May 5, 2016 John Perazzo    When President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 launched the so-called War on Poverty, which enacted an unprecedented amount of antipoverty legislation and added many new layers to the American welfare state, he explained that his objective was to reduce dependency, “break the cycle of poverty,” and make “taxpayers out of tax eaters.” Johnson further claimed that his programs would bring to an end the “conditions that breed despair and violence,” those being “ignorance, discrimination, slums, poverty, disease, not enough...
  • Obama talks to governors about the need to work together

    02/21/2016 7:02:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 21, 2016 8:10 PM EST
    At a dinner with the nation's governors, President Barack Obama says he's not naive in believing politics can be a noble endeavor. [...] Obama recounted how President Lyndon B. Johnson told a gathering of governors three days after John F. Kennedy's death that a government of checks and balances will only work when people are willing to work together for the common good. ...
  • Obama's Cuba Trip Called 'Totally Unacceptable' by Senate Dem

    02/18/2016 4:25:20 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    pjmedia ^ | 2/18/16 | Bridget Johnson
    .....Obama will visit Cuba on March 21 and 22.... Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) called it "totally unacceptable for the president of the United States to reward a dictatorial regime with an historic visit when human rights abuses endure and democracy continues to be shunned." "This will mark the first time a U.S. president is visiting a dictatorship in Latin America since Lyndon Johnson's 1968 visit to Nicaragua...Since Castro seized power, nine American Presidents - Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush - did not rush to the island to shake hands with an...
  • NPR illustrative photo wipes Israel off the map [Numbers 23]

    01/25/2016 11:08:00 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/25/2016 | Staff
    In an article published on National Public Radio's (NPR) website Monday, a map of the Middle East failed to include Israel, labeling Palestine in its place. The map was an illustration accompanying the article "What Are You Afraid Of In 2016? Globetrotters Share Their Fears." The article referenced travelers' fears of Islamic radicalization and extremism in the region. Immediately following the publication, the website's comment section was flooded with criticism from readers and journalists who questioned the online publication's decision to use an illustration of this nature. As a result of the abundance of complaints, NPR removed the photo and...