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  • Bush says Trump ‘makes me look pretty good’ by comparison

    03/06/2018 7:30:04 AM PST · by fireman15 · 151 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/06/18 | John Bowden
    Former President George W. Bush often jokes that President Trump's administration makes his own former White House team look "pretty good," according to a Republican source. The former Republican president regularly knocks the current administration, a source close to the Trump administration told National Journal, unable to understand why the White House often seems to be in chaos. "Bush is often heard to remark, unable to stifle his trademark smirk: 'Sorta makes me look pretty good, doesn't it?' " the Journal reported. "He's shaking his head like everyone else wondering why they can't get their act together," the source added....
  • Polarization Over History: Reagan, Obama Beat Lincoln and Washington in List of ‘Best Presidents’

    02/19/2018 6:50:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/19/2018 | Tyler O' Neil
    Political polarization may be blotting out Americans' understanding of their own history, a new poll suggests. More Americans identified former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama as the best president in U.S. history rather than Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.When asked who was the best president in U.S. history, 16 percent of Americans selected Reagan and another 16 percent selected Obama, according to a recent YouGov survey. Lincoln took third place with 15 percent, and Washington followed with 10 percent.The grand totals miss the larger story, however. Among Republicans, 36 percent chose Reagan, while only two percent of Democrats...
  • Julian Assange trolls Hillary on Twitter

    02/19/2018 5:10:33 PM PST · by MNDude · 27 replies
    @HillaryClinton Happy birthday to this future president.
  • My Take on Two Presidential Addresses: 2001 vs. 2017

    02/04/2018 5:11:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | February 4, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    There are only two President addresses to the full Congress which I have listened to from beginning to end: President George W. Bush’s speech delivered in 2001 after the 9-11 terrorist attacks; and President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, delivered at the end of January this year. In 2001, I had just settled in for my third year at UC Irvine, serving as an office assistant at my college dorm. The 9-11 terrorist attack rattled everyone on campus and preoccupied us for the next two months, but we got through it and helped incoming freshmen move...
  • American Presidents, Through the Years

    01/22/2018 7:16:08 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 22, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on Presidents and the Presidency, on Inauguration Day President George Washington was inaugurated on April 30, 1789, but not by choice. He had been in town, ready to take office, for weeks already… but the newly-elected Congress took their time arriving, as the president, anxious to get started, had to cool his heels. They needed a quorum, to ratify the results of the electors, and to put together a republican response to the monarchial tradition of the formal coronation – with all its pomp and circumstance – to which the rest of the world was accustomed. But as much...
  • Trump's Explicit Language Nothing New for US Presidents

    01/12/2018 11:11:49 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 36 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Doug Wead
    The national media is in an uproar over the president's alleged comments about why we are promoting immigration from "s***hole countries" while shutting the door for so many immigrants from more advanced nations. According to the media, there are two issues here. One is the president's language, which they consider inappropriate. And second is the whole issue of who should get favored immigration advantages. Ahem, let me offer a little perspective. Having interviewed six presidents and hosted them in my home and traveled with them on Air Force One, and on commercial aircraft, and in private jets and car caravans...
  • The 250 year old kitchen of Thomas Jefferson's enslaved chef James Hemings

    01/10/2018 6:26:48 PM PST · by mairdie · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 January 2018 | Valerie Edwards
    Archaeologists have uncovered the 250-year-old kitchen of Thomas Jefferson's enslaved chef, James Hemings, who introduced mac and cheese and meringues into US culture. Hemings became the property of Thomas Jefferson in January of 1774 when he was just nine years old. His younger sister is Sally Hemings, who had six children believed to have been fathered by Jefferson after the death of his wife Martha Jefferson. Growing up, Hemings was one of Jefferson's favorite servants and even accompanied him to Paris, France, in 1784. In France, Hemings learned the art of French cookery and upon their return to America, he...
  • Another president hated the media even more than Trump does

    01/03/2018 1:57:13 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | J. Mark Powell
    My favorite quote is from legendary attorney Clarence Darrow. “History repeats itself. That’s one of the things that’s wrong with history.” Want proof? Consider the perpetual shouting match between President Trump and the news media where they scream “Fake news!” and “Collusion!” at each other. It’s unpleasant, undignified, and unseemly. It’s also unoriginal. Because their tiff is nothing compared to the rocky relationship shared by America’s longest-serving president and the reporters who covered him. Journalists of the 1930s and 40s willingly hid the extent of President Franklin Roosevelt’s physical disability. True, Americans knew he’d been paralyzed by polio. But news...
  • "Through Jesus Christ the World will yet be a Better Place"-Pres. Truman, & notable Christmas...

    12/24/2017 6:49:00 AM PST · by blueyon · 1 replies
    American Minute ^ | ??? | American Minute with Bill Federer
    """ American Minute with Bill Federer "Through Jesus Christ the World will yet be a Better Place"-Pres. Truman, & notable Christmas Acknowledgments Through History!""" "When the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law so that we might receive adoption as sons." (Galatians 4:4-5) "The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Mark 10:45) On CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER 24, 1947, President Truman lit the National Community Christmas Tree, stating:
  • George Washington resigns his Commission . December 23, 1783

    12/22/2017 11:44:31 PM PST · by Nateman · 35 replies
    Free Republic ^ | dec 23 2017 | Nateman
    Today is the anniversary of a day all but forgotten. On this day , Dec 23 1783 , Washington resigned his commission. It would be as if Alexander the Great simply walked from his empire after having won everything.  "They wanted me to be another Washington," said the defeated Napoleon. King George III of England said "If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world.". To find a similar example one has to go all the way to 458 BC. Lucius Quintus Cincinnati after his victory as Rome’s emergency dictator simply went back to his farm. As Good as...
  • What John F. Kennedy and Donald Trump Have in Common

    12/19/2017 8:53:55 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies ^ | Dec 19, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    Last week during an address at the White House, President Donald Trump likened his tax plan to the tax cut that John F. Kennedy proposed 55 years ago. This elicited some howls of protest from Trump's liberal critics, who say it's historically inaccurate to compare the Trump plan to JFK's. Is it? In 1963 Kennedy proposed a tax cut that slashed business and individual tax rates by about 30 percent. It's true that tax rates were a lot higher then (90 percent in some cases) than now. But the philosophy was the same: Lower taxes will get businesses, investors and...
  • Internet Horrified That Disney’s Donald Trump Robot Looks Like Hillary

    12/20/2017 6:55:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/19/2017 | Benny Johnson
    Internet Horrified That Disney’s Donald Trump Robot Looks Like Hillary Benny Johnson Reporter At Large 11:58 PM 12/19/2017 Disney World’s Hall of Presidents unveiled the much anticipated robo-President Trump for their program this week. The longstanding show at the park features robotic presidents telling the story of America. It is beloved by audiences. However, Trump’s addition has been controversial and taken over a year to install. Robot Trump was unveiled Tuesday along with the message Trump recorded for his likeness. However, many online commenters believe the robot looks less like Trump and more like Hillary Clinton. The internet burst into...
  • Colorado Dems rename annual ‘Jefferson Jackson Dinner’ after Obama: ‘Damn right’

    12/18/2017 11:40:54 PM PST · by Impy · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-18-2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Colorado Democrats have renamed their annual “Jefferson Jackson Dinner” the “Obama Dinner” to honor the legacy of the 44th president and his wife. Barack and Michelle Obama are the ones that the Colorado Democratic Party has been waiting for — to usurp a fundraising event named after the third and seventh U.S. presidents, respectively. Party spokesman Eric Walker had two words for critics of the decision: “Damn right.”
  • This Day In History: George Washington’s final farewell to his army

    12/03/2017 7:51:04 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies ^ | December 4, 2016 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1783, George Washington says his final goodbye to a group of officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York. washingtons-farewell-to-his-officersNew York had served as the British headquarters throughout the long years of the war. It was the last city to be evacuated when the war was over! On November 25, however, the British finally left, and George Washington entered the city. (See November 25 history post.) Despite the celebrations and elaborate dinners that ensued over the course of the next week, the British hadn’t entirely left the area. Some lingered on boats nearby. Others were still on...
  • George W. Bush and his family, an old subsite of memories

    11/28/2017 8:50:24 AM PST · by mairdie · 66 replies
    A subsite within my massive website, devoted to George W. Bush and his family. From a past time when I enthusiastically supported him.
  • Andrew Jackson was called 'Indian killer.' Trump honored Navajos in front of his portrait.

    11/28/2017 6:53:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2017 | Eli Rosenberg
    The prominent placement of an Andrew Jackson portrait during an event meant to honor a group of Native Americans at the Oval Office on Monday has raised questions about the White House’s message. Jackson is known for his harsh treatment of Native Americans as president, famously signing the Indian Removal Act, which led to thousands of Native American deaths as tens of thousands were forced to relocate. Some observers thought the juxtaposition of his portrait during the event with the stated purpose of honoring three Navajo code talkers was strange. [Snip] The Cherokees called Jackson "Indian killer"; the Creek called...
  • President Teddy Roosevelt Loved his Suppressed Rifles

    11/27/2017 5:32:57 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/27/2017 | J Hines
    If you didn’t know, the late President Teddy Roosevelt really loved his guns for shooting, hunting and battle. He was obviously an avid user and collector. He was seriously into the Winchester lever-action rifles. Historians say his most prized was the Winchester Model 1894 chambered in .30-30, titled by Roosevelt as the “little .30”. When this rifle was first introduced, Roosevelt tried it out and took down an antelope at approximately 190 yards. He marveled at its usefulness and called the .30-30, “Aces.” Because he was such a gun nut, he had to have this one at his Long Island...
  • Bush 41 becomes longest-living president in U.S. history

    11/25/2017 3:50:30 PM PST · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    MSN / The Hill ^ | November 25, 2017
    Former President George H.W. Bush is now the longest-living president in U.S. history at the age of 93 years and 166 days. Bush on Saturday surpassed the previous record held by Gerald Ford, who lived to be 93 years and 165 days old before he died in December 2006. Jimmy Carter, the second-oldest living president, is 111 days behind Bush and 165 days behind Ronald Reagan, who currently holds the third spot for longest-living president at 93 years and 120 days
  • It's time to take a second look at JFK

    11/25/2017 10:56:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2017 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    We remember the 54th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination this week.  There is something about President Kennedy's legacy, as Alan Brinkley wrote a few years ago: President Kennedy spent less than three years in the White House. His first year was a disaster, as he himself acknowledged. The Bay of Pigs invasion of Communist Cuba was only the first in a series of failed efforts to undo Fidel Castro’s regime. His 1961 summit meeting in Vienna with the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was a humiliating experience. Most of his legislative proposals died on Capitol Hill. Yet he was also responsible...
  • George Washington's Old Church Removes Plaque Honoring Him

    10/27/2017 9:17:12 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 75 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 10/27/2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Another reminder, as if we needed one, that it's not going to stop with Confederate generals. Or, for that matter, Virginians or slaveowners. Look at the history of the left around the world. And look at where they drew the line and stopped. The answer is nowhere. And so we have this insult, unthinkable in the pre-Obama era where the Dems at least feigned respect for America. An historic Episcopal parish where George Washington frequently worshiped has decided to remove a memorial plaque honoring the nation’s first president, saying the decision was out of a desire to provide a “welcoming”...