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  • Would Rob Reiner screen new movie 'LBJ' for Donald Trump:'I would never go to his White House'

    11/03/2017 7:15:57 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 80 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/302017 | Ethan Alter
    Add Rob Reiner to the list of celebrities who wouldn’t accept an invitation to visit Donald Trump’s White House. Speaking with Yahoo Entertainment about his timely new political drama, LBJ, the outspoken filmmaker & political activist indicated that he’d steer clear of a one-on-one meeting with Trump, even if the invitation came with the opportunity to screen his portrait of America’s 36th president (played by Woody Harrelson) for the 45th inhabitant of the Oval Office. “I would never go to his White House,” Reiner says emphatically. “Not only do I not agree with him politically, but I find him to...
  • LBJ Was KKK

    10/29/2017 8:02:06 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 70 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1030 | Jim Hoft
    News outlets from around the globe are furiously combing through the files in search of more pieces to the puzzling death of President John F. Kennedy. President Trump released the remaining documents this weekend. One of the recent documents shows Democrat President Lyndon Johnson was a KKK member.
  • From The JFK Assassination Files: Was Lyndon Johnson A Klansman?

    10/28/2017 6:28:17 PM PDT · by bkopto · 58 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 10/27/2017 | MacAdoidh
    ...this memo from William A. Branigan, an FBI agent who later rose to become chief of the Bureau’s counterintelligence division before he retired in 1976. Branigan’s investigative work was important; he was instrumental in investigations that led to the espionage convictions of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, Col. Rudolph Abel and Kaarlo Tuomi, as well as working the JFK assassination. In the memo below, Branigan is passing on information to William C. Sullivan, who at the time was the head of the FBI’s domestic intelligence division. The information being passed along counts more as rumor than anything else, though perhaps with...
  • JFK Files: J. Edgar Hoover Said Public Must Believe Lee Harvey Oswald Acted Alone

    10/27/2017 6:13:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 95 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/27/2017 | by Alex Johnson
    "There is nothing further on the Oswald case except that he is dead." J. Edgar Hoover, the director of the FBI, dictated that line in a memo he issued on Nov. 24, 1963, the day Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald as Oswald was being transported to the Dallas County Jail after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The memo is one of at least 52 records never previously made public that were included in the release Thursday of about 2,800 unredacted government documents related to Kennedy's murder in Dallas two days earlier. President Donald Trump approved withholding an...
  • KGB thought LBJ was behind Kennedy assassination

    10/27/2017 6:09:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    nypost.com ^ | October 27, 2017 | By David K. Li
    The Soviet Union theorized that President Lyndon B. Johnson could have been behind JFK’s assassination — and also feared Moscow could be blamed and attacked, according to documents in a major release of files related to Kennedy’s slaying on Thursday. The Dec. 1, 1966, FBI memo, which relayed unconfirmed speculation, noted that sources said the KGB “was in possession of data purporting to indicate President Johnson was responsible for the assassination of the late President John F. Kennedy.” The memo, which was forwarded to the White House by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover with the all-caps title “REACTION OF SOVIET...
  • No America was not complicit in Genocide in Indonesia

    10/23/2017 3:32:34 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 19 replies
    Medium ^ | October 23rd | James Slate
    The left has been seriously embarrassed by the stories of communist atrocities, corruption and monumental failures that have been pouring out of Eastern Europe since the collapse of the communist regimes there. The carefully cultivated image of communists as honest humanitarians dedicated to helping the poor and downtrodden has been thoroughly demolished. But American leftists are fighting back, trying to counter these stories by calling attention to the alleged sins and crimes of the United States. Hence the success of a recent disinformation operation that resulted in a spate of stories in U.S. newspapers and magazines charging that the our...
  • I Will Be Allowing, As President, The Long Blocked And Classified JFK FILES To Be Opened.

    10/21/2017 6:53:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    President Trump via Twittter ^ | 08/21/17 | Donald J. Trump
    Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/921716470140325889
  • The JFK Document Dump Could Be a Fiasco

    10/17/2017 10:21:14 PM PDT · by Rabin · 24 replies
    politico ^ | October 16, 2017 | PHILIP SHENON and LARRY J. SABATO
    Within the next two weeks questions of (murder verses susside) of our late President, John F. Kennedy has finally come to us. The National Archives must, by October 26 release tens of thousands of Justice Department’s CIA, FBI compact, JKK/LBJ & Related, documents detailing VP, Lyndon Johnson’s part in the (k-1 and spinoff) “incident “Dt-Dp, 22111963.” Cloistered by bums, for all these years, to protect us. The once great Central Agency has not confirmed or denied reports that it continues to engage in the process to “determine the… next steps with respect to unreleased information.”
  • The Detroit Riot, 50 Years Later

    07/21/2017 4:55:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2017 | Michael Barone
    Fifty years ago this weekend, a deadly urban riot began in Detroit. It started around 3:30 a.m., when police arrested 85 patrons of a blind pig -- an illegal after-hours bar -- in the midst of an all-black neighborhood that had been all-white 15 or 20 years before. The statistics are horrifying. Rioting went on for six nights, with some 2,500 stores looted and burnt, some 400 families displaced and property damage was estimated around $300 million in 2017 dollars. Forty-three people, many of them innocent bystanders, were killed. More than 1,000 people were wounded. The reality was even more...
  • AUSTIN HISTORY: Murder at the Butler Pitch and Putt (Background on LBJ)

    06/16/2017 8:24:23 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 19 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 · 41 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...