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  • Time for cancel culture to ditch the Kennedys

    07/05/2020 9:25:49 AM PDT · by billorites · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 5, 2020 | Howie Carr
    If Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Columbus no longer pass woke muster in Boston, then it’s time for the Kennedys to go. And everything with their names plastered on it — the JFK Library and JFK federal building, his statue at the State House, the Kennedy School of Government across the river, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Edward M. Kennedy Whatever They Call It, etc. Everything must go! Profiles in Courage? The Kennedys were more like Profiles in Caucasity, as that woke Harvard gal said this week before she too got canceled. Let’s start with President Kennedy. Just for starters, he...
  • LBJ’S Democratic Plantation

    06/21/2020 7:45:07 PM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    amgreatness.com ^ | September 2, 2018 | By Dinesh D'Souza
    "Let’s face it. Our ass is in a crack. We’re gonna have to let this nigger bill pass." —Lyndon Johnson to Sen. John Stennis, 1957 The transformation of the Democratic Party from the party of racism and segregation to the party of civil rights is, according to historian Eric Rauchway, the central political arc of the 20th century. Rauchway is a left-wing historian, and what he means is that it is the central theme of progressive history about the twentieth century. Yet progressive history has become conventional wisdom, and it is that conventional wisdom I challenge in this article, excerpted...
  • Law-and-Order African Americans Stand With Trump - Greenfield

    06/09/2020 4:45:24 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Tue Jun 9, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    Law-and-Order African Americans Stand With Trump President Trump is standing with the 72% of African-Americans who are happy with their local police departments. Tue Jun 9, 2020 Daniel Greenfield 16 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. Leftists have launched yet another campaign to destroy President Trump, the economy, and the hopes of the African-American community which had been seeing record employment numbers. If you believe the media, African-Americans are rising up against President Trump because of a police incident in Minneapolis, a...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version No Toilet Paper Washington Uses The Constitution Instead.....

    03/28/2020 7:18:12 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/28/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    "They don't want to be on record as making the biggest mistake in history" US Representative Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) March 27,2020 Six point two trillion dollars worth of bailout rushed through Congress Friday with some going to the little folks but a lot going to the big folks and the big banks. "We Are All Socialists Now" The leadership of the House refused to have a roll call vote yesterday... All that's been done to financially manipulate things by the Federal Reserve means us little folks are going to need more money to manage things because prices are going to...
  • Sex in the Senate [and more: old news but relevant for certain stone throwers]

    02/09/2020 4:15:25 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | November 19, 2013 | TODD S. PURDUM
    “Senator [Clinton] Anderson [D-N.M.] was a big disappointment. He was full of hate. I had a little Mexican-American kid as a page boy and he told me, he said, ‘Senator Anderson is the meanest son of a bitch I have ever met.’ He said, ‘He just treats you like you’re a dog.’ And he was also sort of a sex maniac…” “Senator [Estes] Kefauver [D-Tenn.] had a drinking problem. He smelled like booze all the time, but he was not a mean man. His staff loved him …He was despised among all the Southern Democrats. Not a one of them...
  • Democrats Take a Hit in the Badger State

    01/23/2020 11:58:01 AM PST · by Syncro · 11 replies
    amgreatness.com ^ | January 22nd, 2020 | David Kamioner
    It is a truism in American politics that Democrats cheat.Dead voters, repeating voters, voters with false IDs, and the new angle of “ballot harvesting” are just some of the ways that the leftist party has devised to subvert the will of the American people. Historians, even liberal ones, now mostly agree that Democrat John F. Kennedy stole the 1960 presidential election from then-Vice President and Republican standard-bearer Richard Nixon in Texas and Illinois by using the political machines of Kennedy’s own running-mate, Lyndon Johnson, and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley to add voters to the Democrats’ count and suppress the GOP...
  • Exiled islanders win 40-year battle to return home as judges accuse UK of abuse of power

    05/24/2007 3:19:09 PM PDT · by Androcles · 5 replies · 438+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday May 24, 2007 | Julian Borger
    Hundreds of Indian Ocean islanders who were forcibly deported from their homeland by Britain 40 years ago won a battle yesterday which could see them set sail for an emotional return within days. The court of appeal in London found the British government guilty of "abuse of power" for attempting to prevent the Chagos Islanders from reclaiming land leased from under their feet by Britain to the US in the 1960s. Three judges upheld a ruling in the islanders' favour last year, ordered the government to pay their legal costs and withheld support for an appeal to the House of...
  • Flashback Friday: Never Has So Little Been Promised For So Much

    08/23/2019 5:49:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-23-19 | MOTUS
    Does anyone remember Everett Dirksen? Aside from Margaret Thatcher’s comment regarding socialism’s biggest flaw, Senator Dirksen is attributed with  the world’s most famous quote with respect to government spending: “A million here, a million there, pretty soon, you're talking real money.”  Subsequently the phrase was upgraded to “a billion here, a billion there” due to inflation. Now, in one grand gesture aimed at saying the planet, Bernie Sanders has managed to raise the expression to 21st century levels of profligate spending: Sanders releases $16 trillion ‘Green New Deal’ plan, promises it will ‘pay for itself’ – like all such programs...
  • Could Trump Drop a Withdrawal Bombshell a la LBJ in '68?

    05/01/2019 3:58:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 1, 2019 | Myra Adams
    The best historical example demonstrating how our presidential election cycle has been extended to the point of absurdity is from March 31, 1968. In a nationally televised address about the Vietnam War, President Lyndon B. Johnson dropped a political bombshell by announcing, “I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president." LBJ was weary of the war’s divisiveness and the toll it had taken on his presidency. Moreover, he was certain he would lose re-election because, according to Gallup (the gold standard of polling in 1968), his March job...
  • The 10 Most Destructive Americans of My Eight Decades

    01/24/2019 8:02:37 PM PST · by upchuck · 74 replies
    email | Not dated | Fred Hawkins
    America has undergone enormous change during the nearly eight decades of my life. Today, America is a bitterly divided, poorly educated and morally fragile society with so-called mainstream politicians pushing cynical identity politics, socialism and open borders. The president of the United States is threatened with impeachment because the other side doesn’t like him. The once reasonably unbiased American media has evolved into a hysterical left-wing mob. How could the stable and reasonably cohesive America of the 1950s have reached this point in just one lifetime? Who are the main culprits? Here’s my list of the 10 most destructive Americans...
  • Why the Social Engineers of the Sixties Failed to Make a "Great Society"

    11/20/2018 7:26:25 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 71 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Richard M. Ebeling
    Fifty years separate us today from 1968 and the two momentous legacies of the then failed presidency of Lyndon Johnson: The declaring of war on America's supposed domestic ills in the form of the "Great Society" programs, and the aggressive military intervention in a real war in Vietnam. Both of these "wars" reflected the arrogance and hubris of the social engineer who believes that he has the power and ability to remake and direct society in his own preferred image.... A part of the Vietnam War tragedy was due to the fact that it was managed by "the best and...
  • Remember Election 68: When Lyndon Johnson Was Replaced With Dick Nixon and George Wallace Nailed It

    11/03/2018 6:02:24 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 35 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/1/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    (Warning: You May Find Some Of This Offensive And Or Disturbing) "...We have been here now for twelve and one half hours by my reckoning and we still don't know who the next President of the United States is...." NBC Anchorman Chet Huntley At 7 AM Eastern Time Wednesday November 6, 1968- I was watching Chet Huntley and David Brinkley on the morning of Wednesday November 6th, 1968 as I awoke around 7 am from a short nights sleep for an eight year old, probably not much more than four and a half hours. We still didn't know who the...
  • Lyndon Johnson was a civil rights hero. But also a racist.

    08/18/2018 9:04:34 AM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 76 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 04/12/14 | Adam Serwer
    Lyndon Johnson said the word “nigger” a lot. In Senate cloakrooms and staff meetings, Johnson was practically a connoisseur of the word. According to Johnson biographer Robert Caro, Johnson would calibrate his pronunciations by region, using “nigra” with some southern legislators and “negra” with others. Discussing civil rights legislation with men like Mississippi Democrat James Eastland, who committed most of his life to defending white supremacy, he’d simply call it “the nigger bill.” Then in 1957, Johnson would help get the “nigger bill” passed, known to most as the Civil Rights Act of 1957. With the 1964 Civil Rights Act...
  • Top Racist Democrat Quotes

    04/01/2010 7:09:21 AM PDT · by laotzu · 44 replies · 1,331+ views
    Hip Hop Republican ^ | 8/20/06 | (none)
    "I think one man is just as good as another so long as he's not a n*gger or a Chinaman. Uncle Will says that the Lord made a White man from dust, a n*gger from mud, then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, Yellow men in Asia and White men in Europe and America." -Harry Truman (1911) in a letter to his future wife Bess "You...
  • The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King 50 Years Ago Today

    04/04/2018 3:57:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 57 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/4/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "I have come to think of my role as one which operates outside the realm of partisan politics raising the issues and through action create the situation which forces whatever party is in power to act creatively and constuctively in response to the dramatic presentations of these issues on the public scene..." Dr. Martin Luther King expresses no interest in being a 1968 presidential candidate-April 25, 1967 I had watched the evening news on NBC ("The Huntley-Brinkley Report") and was aware that this person Martin Luther King was in Memphis getting himself involved in a garbage workers strike. His dramatic...
  • Stories of the Ages: Anita Bryant(78th Birthday today)

    03/25/2018 12:23:34 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 41 replies
    News OK ^ | 3-14-2011 | Robert Medley
    It was a cold, solemn day on the Texas ranch. A biting, prairie wind was staved off with a thick, fur coat wrapped around an American music icon. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson had said before he died that at his burial he wanted the Rev. Billy Graham to pray and Anita Bryant to sing. Bryant, once Miss Oklahoma and a Miss America second runner-up, was known in 1973 as the vivacious spokeswoman for Florida orange juice and the Sunshine State. She nervously tried to get her voice ready to sing for a worldwide satellite television audience at the president’s...
  • 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...
  • It's Time For the Whole Truth About JFK Assassination

    10/21/2017 7:37:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2017 | Jeff Crouere
    After almost 54 years, the controversy about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy still rages today. The question at the center of the debate is the roll of Lee Harvey Oswald. Was he the diabolical perpetrator of the heinous crime or an unwitting patsy set up to take the blame for the murder of the century by powerful forces either within the U.S. government, the Mafia or foreign entities? Prior to the assassination, Oswald spent several months living, playing and working in New Orleans, LA. While some believe he was using that time to prepare for the Kennedy assassination,...
  • 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
  • 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>