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  • 50 years ago Today

    07/02/2014 9:06:37 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 6 replies
    7-2-14
    This day in history..LBJ signed civil rights law.
  • Great Society's decline: The high cost of Lyndon Johnson's grand project

    tanding on his presidential limousine, Lyndon Johnson, campaigning in Providence, R.I., in September 1964, bellowed through a bullhorn: “We’re in favor of a lot of things and we’re against mighty few.” This was a synopsis of what he had said four months earlier. Fifty years ago this Thursday, at the University of Michigan, Johnson had proposed legislating into existence a Great Society. It would end poverty and racial injustice, “but that is just the beginning.” It would “rebuild the entire urban United States” while fending off “boredom and restlessness,” slaking “the hunger for community” and enhancing “the meaning of our...
  • A Vision that Hasn’t Aged Well

    05/23/2014 11:00:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | Rich Tucker
    A birthday is often a time to celebrate, but just as often a time to reflect. What’s been accomplished so far? What’s left to do? So let’s take a moment to reflect on the legacy of Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” as it turns 50. In May of 1964, LBJ had been president for just six months. He’d been sworn in after the tragic murder of John Kennedy the previous November. But Johnson was a man in a hurry to implement big changes. He traveled to the University of Michigan to challenge the graduates. In his 1964 speech, LBJ celebrated the...
  • The Man Who Killed Kennedy / The Case Against Lyndon Johnson

    05/19/2014 5:16:44 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 72 replies
    C-SPAN Book TV ^ | November 22, 2013 | Roger Stone
    Rober Stone discusses his book on the murder of JFK by LBJ.
  • What LBJ Wrought: 50 Years after the war on poverty, the results are in.

    05/19/2014 8:26:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 05/19/2014 | George Will
    If our government has any obligation to fulfill its many promises on health care, it should be first and foremost to the men and women who served in our armed forces. But the scandal over hidden waiting lists at a growing number of veterans’ hospitals (seven so far) — wherein dozens of veterans died while waiting months for vital treatment, and the VA covered up the lengthy wait times — should make everyone wonder whether we can place our trust in a government-managed health-care system. The Dayton Daily News reported on Sunday that its investigation of a database of...
  • American Church "Spiritual Castration", LBJ and 1954 ... Satan's STUXNET Spiritual "Malware-Virus"

    05/18/2014 9:38:11 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 33 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-05-18 | Patton@Bastogne
    . America's Gradual Decline since President L.B.J. ... Today (2014-05-18) The Washington Post (George Will) included an article entitled: "The Slow Decline of America since LBJ launched the Great Society" Free Republic post: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3157259/posts by SeekandFind. ==================================================================== George Will's article is a political lament on how LBJ's trillion-dollar (plus) "Great Society" gradually poisoned Amertica's family structure and strong work ethic. With all due respect ... George Will is WRONG, by several light years. Why ? George Will, singing in perfect harmony with most Washington DC Beltway Glee-Club "insiders" (Hillary Clinton, Karl Rove, Jeb Bush, Juan McCain, ad nauseum) haven't a...
  • The slow decline of America since LBJ launched the Great Society

    05/17/2014 6:43:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/17/2014 | George Will
    Standing on his presidential limousine, Lyndon Johnson, campaigning in Providence, R.I., in September 1964, bellowed through a bullhorn: “We’re in favor of a lot of things and we’re against mighty few.” This was a synopsis of what he had said four months earlier. Fifty years ago this Thursday, at the University of Michigan, Johnson had proposed legislating into existence a Great Society. It would end poverty and racial injustice, “but that is just the beginning.” It would “rebuild the entire urban United States” while fending off “boredom and restlessness,” slaking “the hunger for community” and enhancing “the meaning of our...
  • Jeb Bush praises Lyndon B. Johnson: ‘He did what leaders do’

    05/16/2014 12:43:18 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 132 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 15, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Jeb Bush hasn’t announced whether he’s decided to run for president in 2016, but the former Florida governor has promised that if he does he will strive to govern like former Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson. Speaking at Saint Leo University in San Antonio, Fla., the Republican praised Mr. Johnson last February, not for his “Great Society” programs that conservatives blame for significantly expanding the size and scope of the federal government, but for his forceful, hands-on leadership, The Miami Herald reported at the time.
  • Holbrooke's Hole

    12/14/2010 4:50:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 14, 2010 | Staff
    War On Terror: The death of skilled diplomat Richard Holbrooke is said to be a devastating blow to our Afghan war effort. But diplomats don't win wars; they do, unfortunately, often lose them. 'A huge vacuum." "A major void." "A towering, one-of-a-kind presence." These are some of the extravagant descriptions bandied about after the unexpected death Monday of the 69-year-old Obama administration envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, "AfPak czar" Richard Holbrooke. The media love personalities, so it's no surprise to see this foreign policy adviser to four Democratic presidents rendered larger than life, especially since he'd been expected to become...
  • We Must Do It For The Children

    04/30/2014 2:19:40 PM PDT · by OneVike · 15 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 4/30/31 | Chuck Ness
    From the beginning of recorded history, humans have made monumental decisions based upon the needs of their children. Some parents would move far away from the land in which they themselves were born and raised, because they wanted their children to have a better chance in the world. The Pilgrims, who left England, and many who followed them, came to America both for religious freedom, and a better future for their children. Many may remember the television series based upon Laura Ingalls Wilders’ novel, Little House on The Prairie. It’s the story of a man who moved west so...
  • Doblin: 50 years later, 'The Great Society' is under attack

    04/14/2014 12:19:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Bergen Record ^ | April 14, 2014 | Alfred P. Doblin, editorial page editor
    WHEN I WAS young, public service television commercials were not uncommon. One of the more famous ones featured an American Indian looking at a polluted landscape. At the commercial's close, there was a tear in his eye. Less iconic was a commercial about fair housing. A superintendent is showing a substandard apartment — it needs a lot of work. If I recall, he shows the bathroom and how getting a nickel washer from the hardware store would fix the plumbing. The commercial's goal was to educate people of color that there were laws protecting them against housing discrimination. I was...
  • Bush Urges Effort to Close Black and White Students’ Achievement Gap

    04/11/2014 7:15:18 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 112 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 10, 2014 | Peter Baker
    AUSTIN, Tex. — Former President George W. Bush called the achievement gap between white and black children “a national scandal” on Thursday and urged both parties to come together to address it as the central civil rights issue of the modern era. Paying tribute to President Lyndon B. Johnson at a conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Mr. Bush said the real test of the nation’s commitment to equality would be to fix an educational system that has tolerated low standards for too long. “There’s a growing temptation among public officials in both political parties at...
  • Obama: ´I have lived out the promise of LBJ´s efforts´

    04/10/2014 12:17:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/10/14 | Justin Sink
    Texans like to talk all the time about how big Texas is, and how if you´re driving from the bottom of Texas to Canada, then you´re spending half of your time just getting through the state itself. So is that true? It´s pretty close. Texas really is gigantic. Redditor Armeleon put together a map that gives you a good idea of the massive size of Texas. Texas spans about 800 miles from north to south. Everything seen in red on the map is closer than 791 miles to Texas (the longest straight-line distance in Texas from north to south is
  • L.B.J's Daughter: Being Gay Is Not a Choice

    04/07/2014 5:30:12 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 55 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Yahoo News
    Well we now know how much these two old battle-axes go to church and believe in the word of the Lord. Saying LBJ would be for sodomite "marriage" is the biggest joke in the world. Like anyone that lived back then, the very thought of two men or two women "getting married" would be the most repugnant thing they ever heard.
  • Emerging consensus that LBJ killed JFK?

    03/31/2014 2:11:05 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 87 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | March 31, 2014 | Jeff Lukens
    ...Lyndon Johnson was a loutish psychopathic willing to do anything to advance his rise to power. His rise was fueled by graft, corruption, and murder. Yes, murder. LBJ's hitman, Malcolm Wallace, had killed seven other people in Johnson's rise to power, including LBJ's own sister, Josefa Johnson. ...As the rift between Kennedy and hardliners widened, into the void stepped Lyndon Johnson. Never to let opportunity go to waste, LBJ found the ultimate solution to his Bobby Baker scandal that was coming to a boil on Capitol Hill. LBJ's days were numbered, and he was facing possible prison. Kennedy was already...
  • What I Learned Fighting Poverty in Little Rock

    01/19/2014 10:32:10 AM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 37 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/18/2014 | JOSEPH EPSTEIN
    It was 1964 and I was a liberal confident that society could be greatly improved by large infusions of money. With all the talk currently being bruited about the 50th anniversary of the war on poverty, I am reminded that for a year, between 1964 and 1965, I was the director of the antipoverty program of Pulaski County, Ark., which included Little Rock, the adjoining city of North Little Rock and the surrounding rural area. I was then 27 years old, appropriately left-wing, and confident that society could be greatly improved with the help of large infusions of money and...
  • The War on Poverty vs. Racism

    01/10/2014 2:51:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Color Lines ^ | January 8, 2014 | Imara Jones
    Citing the need to replace “despair with opportunity” 50 years ago this week President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty. His effort to roll back severe economic distress, along with a host of other Great Society programs, was the largest push to help Americans on the economic and racial margins since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Many of Johnson’s programs were key to creating economic possibility for millions who had never known it, and a whole host of them such as HeadStart, Medicaid, food stamps, and loans for higher education continue to do that. Given the success of...
  • 50 Years Hence: Reviewing LBJ’s "War on Poverty"

    01/09/2014 6:25:26 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-9-2014 | MOTUS
    When Lyndon Baines Johnson announced his War on Poverty in 1964, I wonder if he expected we’d still be waging it 50 years later? We’ve now spent over $20 trillion on the War on Poverty, and what have we got to show for it? A welfare system that has been institutionalized into one of the country’s main industries, the creation of a new, permanent, underclass of non-contributing members of society, and the destruction of the black family: in short, a system that does more to perpetuate the existence of poverty than eliminate it. You could call it collateral damage. By...
  • The Fifty-Year War On Poverty

    01/08/2014 7:17:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/08/2014 | The Editors
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s proclamation of a “war on poverty,” and the progress in this theater has not been encouraging. Trillions of dollars have been spent, and the number of Americans living in poverty is higher today than it was in 1964, while the poverty rate has held steady at just under one in five. That contrasts unpleasantly with the trend before President Johnson declared his war: The poverty rate had been dropping since the end of World War II. That progress came to a halt as President Johnson’s expensive and expansive vision...
  • EDITORIAL: The art of stealing elections

    12/16/2013 3:09:26 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-15-13 | Editorial Board
    Stealing elections is an old game politicians play. Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president, got to the U.S. Senate in 1948 by “winning” the closest race in Texas history by a margin of 87 votes out of more than a million cast. An election judge in tiny Alice, Texas, said he counted more than 200 names on the voting roll for Box 13 that were written in alphabetic succession in the same hand, same color of ink. When a federal court subpoenaed Box 13, it was discovered to be “lost.” LBJ took his seat in the Senate. Voting machines were...
  • The World Leader Who Didn’t Attend Churchill's Funeral

    12/11/2013 12:16:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | David Stokes
    Why did one of the most politically savvy leaders ever to occupy the White House—Lyndon Baines Johnson—decide not to attend the funeral of Winston Churchill in 1965? And why didn’t he send his Vice President, Hubert Humphrey? Questions remain nearly 49 years later. Nearly 100 world leaders are now making their way to South Africa for the state funeral of Nelson Mandela. It will be a who’s who of global power-players. It’s important for them to be there, because it’s a risky thing to miss a great man’s funeral. President Obama invited George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and...
  • Lessons in Succession Throughout the Ages

    11/23/2013 6:22:09 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 23, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the succession process, on the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination The historians of ancient Rome – both contemporary and throughout the ages since – have written a great deal about the difference between “bad emperors” and “good emperors.” Nero and Caligula, for example, were off-the-charts terrible, while Augustus, Trajan, Antonius Pius, Hadrian, and Marcus Aurelius were terrific. Of the dozens of emperors in Rome’s long-lasting empire, why were some good and others bad, when they all tended to have similar education, family background, ethnicity, experience, and military background? One of the theories was adoption vs. birth. Not...
  • Did LBJ kill JFK?

    11/23/2013 7:29:40 AM PST · by WXRGina · 83 replies
    Renew America ^ | November 23, 2013 | Ellis Washington
    "After tomorrow those godd-n Kennedys will never embarrass me again. That's not a threat. That's a promise." – LBJ to his mistress Madeleine Brown on the eve of JFK assassination Did LBJ have JFK killed? This question has endured ever since that fateful day of 50 years ago – Nov. 22, 1963. Former Nixon White House adviser and self-proclaimed "GOP hit man" Roger Stone makes this central argument in his new book, "The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ." Stone's very interesting narrative isn't another "conspiracy theory" book to add to the already voluminous number of fantastical JFK...
  • Did LBJ kill JFK?

    11/23/2013 8:21:30 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 102 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | November 23, 2013 | Ellis Washington
    Did LBJ have JFK killed? This critical question has endured ever since that fateful day of 50 years ago—Nov. 22, 1963. Former Nixon White House advisor Roger Stone makes this central argument in his new book, The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ. Stone’s interesting narrative isn’t another “conspiracy theory” book to add to the already voluminous number of fantastical JFK assassination claims. Roger tells Reason Magazine Editor, Nick Gillespie that, “The whole term ‘conspiracy theorists’ is a pejorative that the mainstream media uses to denigrate anyone who questions the government’s version on virtually anything… I’m not talking...
  • Roger Stone: ‘Nixon thought LBJ killed Kennedy’

    11/22/2013 5:43:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 22, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    Richard Nixon thought Lyndon Johnson killed John F. Kennedy, according to legendary political operative Roger Stone. “Richard Nixon told me in 1982 that he immediately knew who Jack Ruby was when he saw him shoot Oswald,” Stone told The Daily Caller in an extensive interview. Stone’s new book The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ is currently tearing up the Amazon bestseller list and even earned praise from Ron Paul. Among other revelations, Stone told TheDC that Nixon hired Jack Ruby as a House committee informant at Johnson’s request years prior to the Kennedy assassination, which occurred 50...
  • The New Proof of the KGB’s Hand in JFK’s Assassination

    11/20/2013 7:46:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    PJ Media's Say No To Socialism ^ | November 20, 2013 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and most of the world still wrongly believes that the culprit was the CIA, or the FBI, or the mafia, or right-wing American businessmen. It has been also 50 years since the Kremlin started an intense, worldwide disinformation operation, codenamed “Dragon,” aimed at diverting attention away from the KGB’s connection with Lee Harvey Oswald. Not unrelated are the facts that Oswald was an American Marine who defected to Moscow, returned to the United States three years later with a Russian wife, killed President Kennedy, and was arrested before...
  • Three Minutes that Transformed America: How America Veered dangerously Left after JFK's Death

    11/20/2013 7:43:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2013 | Steve McCann
    Invariably at some point in the history of a nation an event occurs which precipitates or dramatically accelerates the potential demise of that nation or empire. The United States experienced such an event in Dallas fifty years ago Friday. Within months of the assassination of John Kennedy, America turned dramatically to the left as the avowed disciples of Franklin Roosevelt and European socialism assumed the reins of power and were the catalyst that unleashed into the American mainstream those true-believers in Marxist ideology determined to transform the nation, and who have now metastasized into a cancer on the American society....
  • Among U.S. presidents, LBJ tops charts in 'grandiose narcissism' study

    11/13/2013 6:10:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 13, 2013 | y Carol Christian |
    <p>In a recent study of U.S. presidents' personality traits, Lyndon Johnson ranked highest in grandiose narcissism.</p> <p>While it frequently gets a bad rap, grandiose narcissism may predict both positive and negative leadership behaviors, according to a group of researchers who published a paper in October in Psychological Science.</p>
  • LBJ Was The Man Who Killed Kennedy

    11/05/2013 5:18:16 PM PST · by Pontiac · 150 replies
    disinformation ^ | 11/4/2013 | Roger Stone
    I realize that delving into the world of assassination research and a belief in a conspiracy will lead some to brand me as an extremist or a nut, but the facts I have uncovered are so compelling that I must make the case that Lyndon Baines Johnson had John Fitzgerald Kennedy murdered in Dallas to become president himself and to avert the precipitous political and legal fall that was about to beset him. Snip When Lodge was in his eighties, he served vigorously as the chairman of Ronald Reagan’s campaign for President in Connecticut, a post I had recruited him...
  • What's Next For Ted Cruz? A Former President Might Hold the Answers (Compares LBJ to Ted Cruz)

    10/18/2013 10:32:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | October 18, 2013 | Stephen Calabria
    These days there doesn't seem to be a politician in America who is both as loved and hated as Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). With the adoration of Tea Partiers and the antipathy of just about everyone else, the newest conservative it-boy has captured the nation's political imagination. Following his now-infamous 21-hour fauxlibuster, his political puppetry of the House of Representatives that all but assured the government shutdown, and the fact that Cruz's poll numbers with conservative Republicans have skyrocketed while the overall public view of the Tea Party has tanked, the one question on everyone's mind is: What's next for...
  • My Response To Yesterday's Stupidity

    09/11/2013 6:05:51 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 17 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 9/11/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Here's my response to Commander Zer0's verbal assault on reason that took place last night. I realize that our Dear Leader's plans to provide al-Qaeda air cover may not materialize, but keep this in mind: We have a failing dictator who's willing to start world War III to distract the country from his varied scandals and Zimbabwe-like economy. Anything is still possible with this pile of human debris in the White House. Without further ado: *** For the last couple of days, we've been exposed to an endless stream of war propaganda in support of Chairman Obama's Syrian adventure. Without...
  • Democrats Continue to Prove that It's All about Vote-Buying

    08/12/2013 5:15:07 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 12, 2013 | W.A. Beatty
    Here's something I'll wager that we don't hear about from Al Sharpton, or Jesse Jackson, or Sheila Jackson Lee, or Jeremiah Wright, or Barack Hussein Obama, or the NAACP, or any Democrat for that matter. Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ), a Democrat and civil rights icon, speaking while aboard Air Force One about his "Great Society" to two sympathetic governors, said, "I'll have them niggers voting Democratic for the next two hundred years."
  • Jeb Bush: I Would Govern Like LBJ as President

    02/16/2013 7:09:33 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 140 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like Lyndon Johnson, the Democrat famous for expanding the U.S. welfare state through the "Great Society," if he were elected president. According to the Miami Herald, Bush made those comments Wednesday night in San Antonio, Florida at Saint Leo University, while speaking about education, immigration, and energy policy. Bush did not address Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty programs, about which Ronald Reagan once famously quipped, "We had a war on poverty, and poverty won." Instead, he was referencing Johnson's mastery of the so-called sausage-making process in Congress....
  • What actually happened to Camelot

    02/04/2013 6:52:17 AM PST · by varmintman · 32 replies
    There are a couple of dozen competing conspiracy theories as to what happened to JFK and until recently I'd assumed they were all more or less equally plausible; that no longer appear to be the case, this one is a whole lot more plausible than any of the others. That fingerprint of Mac Wallaces at the shooting scene IS a match: http://www.acorn.net/jfkplace/09/fp.back_issues/23rd_Issue/breakthru.html and the story about the 5-year suspended sentence for killing the golf course owner does check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Douglas_Kinser There is no way any of us could just kill somebody with a pistol, turn himself/herself in, and walk off...
  • Dem. Senator Traces Partisanship To “1994 and Newt Gingrich”

    12/26/2012 11:30:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 26, 2012 | Eric Scheiner
    When asked about the roots of political partisanship in Washington, retiring Senator Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) traces the issue to Newt Gingrich. “I can see it very directly going back to 1994 and Newt Gingrich,” Conrad told C-Span in an interview. “He had a view, to take over the House of Representatives one had to bring down the institution and things have never been the same since.” …
  • Fathers disappear from households across America Big increase in single mothers

    12/26/2012 7:50:30 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 60 replies
    The Washington Times, LLC ^ | December 25, 2012 | By Luke Rosiak
    Nicole Hawkins‘ three daughters have matching glittery boots, but none has the same father. Each has uniquely colored ties in her hair, but none has a dad present in her life. As another single mother on Sumner Road decked her row-house stoop with Christmas lights and a plastic Santa, Ms. Hawkins recalled that her middle child’s father has never spent a holiday or birthday with her. In her neighborhood in Southeast Washington, 1 in 10 children live with both parents, and 84 percent live with only their mother
  • Gun control lessons from Lyndon Johnson (Lays out their game plan)

    12/16/2012 10:05:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2012 | Secretary Joseph A. Califano Jr.
    If ever there were a moment for President Obama to learn from history, it is now, in the wake of Friday’s shootings at the elementary school at Newtown, Conn. The timely lesson for Obama, drawn from the experience of Lyndon B. Johnson — the last president to aggressively fight for comprehensive gun control — is this: Demand action on comprehensive gun control immediately from this Congress or lose the opportunity during your presidency. In the aftermath of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy (just weeks after the fatal shooting of Martin Luther King Jr. and only a few years after...
  • 55 percent of small business owners would not start company today, blame Obama

    09/26/2012 9:38:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 26, 2012
    Fifty-five percent of small business owners and manufacturers would not have started their businesses in today’s economy, according to a new poll that also reports 69 percent say President Obama’s regulatory policies have hurt their businesses. “There is far too much uncertainty, too many burdensome regulations and ... 67 percent say there is too much uncertainty in the market today to expand, grow or hire new workers.” Why? Because “President Obama’s Executive Branch and regulatory policies have hurt American small businesses and manufacturers,” according to 69 percent of the business owners surveyed.
  • How The Church Sold Out America For 30 Pieces of Silver (Zonation Video)

    09/19/2012 11:09:35 AM PDT · by OneVike · 19 replies
    GATE ^ | 9/19/12 | Chuck Wolk
    The first time religious organizations were given an exemption from paying taxes was with The Wilson Tariff Act of 1894. The next year this act was overturned by the Supreme Court, but every tax code since has allowed the exemption to be part of the tax code. However, up until 1954 religious organizations still had the freedom to participate in political and lobbying activities. That is when, then Senator Lyndon B Johnson, introduced amendment 501(c)(3) to the tax code during a Senate floor debate on the 1954 Internal Revenue Code. Without hearings, testimony, or comments by any tax-exempt organizations,...
  • GOP Operatives Praise Scott Brown's Latest Ad

    07/24/2012 1:14:09 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7/24/2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Republican operatives in Washington are praising Scott Brown's latest campaign ad. The ad, a contrast spot being run by the Republican Massachusetts senator, shows that Brown's Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Warren, is to the left on economic issues of John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. Instead of being in the mainstream, Warren, along with President Barack Obama, is shown to be an opponent of free enterprise. The ad is called, "Let America Be America Again." "Devastating," says one Republican operative. "Long--but does a really good job of showing how radical the Obama/Warren view of...
  • Allegations of voter fraud in Jim Wells, Brooks counties (Texas)

    07/07/2012 2:43:22 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 23 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | July 6, 2012 at 2:08 p.m., updated July 6, 2012 at 6:22 p.m | Julie Silva
    ALICE — There are about 325 supercentenarians in the country and 79th District Attorney Armando Barrera finds it hard to believe 18 of them voted in the Brooks County primary in May. In a petition to contest the election filed Friday, Barrera lists 18 voters who were all born on either Jan. 1, 1900, or Jan. 1, 1901, making each of them more than 110 years old. “Can you believe it?” Barrera said. “Maybe they’ve found the fountain of youth.” Armando and Homero Cruz are two men listed in the petition. According to Barrera, the two were both born on...
  • For those old enough to remember...

    07/06/2012 8:21:02 AM PDT · by MNDude · 68 replies
    I am curious, how were race relations before LBJ's great society? Would you have walked, relatively safe, down the streets of Harlem back in 1960?
  • Study: More Than Half a Trillion Dollars Spent on Welfare But Poverty Levels Unaffected

    06/25/2012 12:01:45 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 26 replies
    CNS ^ | June 25, 2012 | Matt Cover
    “The vast majority of current programs are focused on making poverty more comfortable … rather than giving people the tools that will help them escape poverty.” (CNSNews.com) – The federal government is not making much headway reducing poverty despite spending hundreds of billions of dollars, according to a study by the libertarian Cato Institute. Despite an unprecedented increase in federal anti-poverty spending, the national poverty rate has not declined, the study finds. “[S]ince President Obama took office [in January 2009], federal welfare spending has increased by 41 percent, more than $193 billion per year,” the study says. Federal welfare spending...
  • USS Liberty crew member recalls fatal '67 US-Israeli skirmish

    06/07/2012 4:50:49 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 70 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | June 5, 2012 | Pat Kinney
    WATERLOO, Iowa — Joe Carpenter has more questions than answers about what happened on June 8, 1967 — but no question about the valor of his shipmates. Carpenter, a 1965 West High School graduate, was a crew member of the USS Liberty. The U.S. Navy ship was attacked by Israeli forces during the 1967 Six Day War, in which Israel defeated a host of Arab nations and captured the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank, Golan Heights and East Jerusalem. Thirty-four of Carpenter's shipmates were killed and 174 wounded — two-thirds of the crew of 294. Carpenter himself was reported...
  • Will Obama Pull an LBJ and Drop Out?

    05/24/2012 5:58:12 AM PDT · by netmilsmom · 108 replies
    In 1968, the political world was shocked when President Lyndon Johnson, running for reelection just four years after a landslide victory, was held beneath 50% of the vote in the Democrat primary in New Hampshire. Sen. Eugene McCarthy scored a shocking 41.5% of the vote against the incumbent President. The result confirmed Johnson's weakness going into the November general election. Within weeks, Sen. Robert Kennedy announced he would seek the Democrat nomination for President and Johnson announced that he would not. LBJ was bowing out of his reelection bid. Today, the Obama reelection campaign is reeling from his disastrous performance...
  • Obama "Occupies" Past President's History...

    05/16/2012 10:40:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-16-2012 | MOTUS
    Nobody can accuse Big Guy of not aspiring to be the best he can be. Remember how many times Big Guy told us “We can’t wait”? Well, as it turns out, he’s not going to. Not content with just being the nation’s first authentically half-black and all-gay president, he decided he can’t wait for future historians to write him into the history books so he went ahead and had some of his greatest hits entered into the existing Big White historical book of Presidential Biographies. Seriously, you can’t even buy propaganda historical perspective like this, butt apparently you can write...
  • As the Boomers Head for the Barn

    05/15/2012 6:40:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    When the April figures on unemployment were released May 4, they were more than disappointing. They were deeply disturbing. While the unemployment rate had fallen from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent, 342,000 workers had stopped looking for work. They had just dropped out of the labor market. Only 63.6 percent of the U.S. working age population is now in the labor force, the lowest level since December 1981. During the Reagan, Bush I and Clinton years, participation in the labor force rose steadily to a record 67 percent. The plunge since has been almost uninterrupted. Here is a major cause...
  • Nicholas Katzenbach, Trusted Adviser to J.F.K. and L.B.J., Dies at 90

    05/09/2012 10:26:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 9, 2012 | Douglas Martin
    Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, who helped shape the political history of the 1960s, facing down segregationists, riding herd on historic civil rights legislation and helping to map Vietnam War strategy as a central player in both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, died on Tuesday night at his home in Skillman, N.J. He was 90.
  • Bob Tur, the L.A. Riots’ Eye in the Sky, on Reginald Denny & More (re Rodney King verdict)

    04/28/2012 7:41:38 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 30 replies
    daily beast ^ | 4-2012 | DeLuca
    (VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH BOB TUR AT THE LINK) Bob Tur, the L.A. Riots’ Eye in the Sky, on Reginald Denny & More by Matthew DeLuca Apr 26, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Bob Tur invented the news helicopter—and used it to film the beating of Reginald Denny on live TV. He tells Matt DeLuca about his strange souvenir, his wife's warning, and more. Well before the Los Angeles riots broke out on April 29, 1992, Bob Tur knew what was missing from television news: images. Footage of what was happening as it was happening. Not shot from a news van or...
  • Explosive Jackie O tapes 'reveal how she believed LBJ killed JFK & had affair w/ movie star'

    02/06/2012 5:40:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2011 | Liz Thomas
    Jackie Onassis believed that Lyndon B Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons were involved in the assassination of her husband John F Kennedy, ‘explosive’ recordings are set to reveal. The secret tapes will show that the former first lady felt that her husband’s successor was at the heart of the plot to murder him. She became convinced that the then vice president, along with businessmen in the South, had orchestrated the Dallas shooting, with gunman Lee Harvey Oswald – long claimed to have been a lone assassin – merely part of a much larger conspiracy. Texas-born Mr Johnson, who...