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  • HATING LINCOLN: The Now Revered President Was, Like Trump, Widely Hated In His Day

    07/20/2018 8:55:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 173 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/20/2018 | Robert Spencer
    President Trump has once again drawn the sneers and condescension of the Leftist establishment media with his claim that “I am the most popular person in the history of the Republican Party—92 percent. Beating Lincoln. I beat our Honest Abe.” Lincoln, sniffed Newsweek, “died a decade before the telephone, which is used for polling, was even invented, and about 80 years before job approval polls for presidents started.” CNN intoned magisterially, “That’s a hard claim to back up.” But lost in the media contempt was the salient fact that Lincoln, as revered as he has been since his death, was...
  • Obama crushes Clinton as ‘best’ president, but Trump tops for best at this stage

    07/15/2018 8:35:15 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 29 replies
    Americans have tossed former President Bill Clinton aside and now say that former President Barack Obama was the “best” president of their lifetime -- by a huge gap of 31 percent to 13 percent. But a new Pew Research Center survey of 2,002 adults found that President Trump topped Obama as the best president of their lifetime at this stage of his presidency.
  • President Coolidge Message on Progressivism 4 July 1926

    07/04/2018 11:43:10 AM PDT · by hapnHal · 14 replies
    4 July 18 | hapnHAL
    President Coolidge crushes PROGRESSIVISM 4 July 1926 If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. Calvin Coolidge
  • Three Presidents Die on July 4th: Just a Coincidence?

    07/03/2018 5:38:37 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    It is a fact of American history that three of the five Founding Father Presidents died on the Independence Day anniversary. But was it just a coincidence? Back on July 4, 1831, James Monroe, the fifth President, died at the age of 73 at his son-in-law’s home in New York City. Monroe had been ill for some time and newspapers had reported on Monroe’s illness before his passing. Local and national newspapers were also quick to report after Monroe’s death that they thought his July 4th passing was a “remarkable” coincidence, at the least, since Thomas Jefferson and John Adams...
  • Not just Trump and Kim: Presidents have been meeting with brutal dictators for decades...

    06/15/2018 1:42:45 PM PDT · by caww · 34 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/15/2018 | by Siraj Hashmi
    President Trump received a lot of criticism for his historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, who is known for his human rights abuses. The only thing new that Trump is doing is establishing friendly relations with a new country. (video)
  • Tammy Bruce: Lincoln vs. Obama -- The incredible tale of two libraries

    05/16/2018 1:36:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 154 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 16, 2017 | Tammy Bruce
    This is a story of priorities and hypocrisy, brought to us by a president who saved the Union and was murdered for it, and a president whose policies and malevolence damaged both the nation and the world, and who is being rewarded for it. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation is in trouble. It is auctioning off non-Lincoln related artifacts in an effort to pay back a loan that is coming due. You see, the Lincoln Library doesn’t make a lot of money or attract enough major donors to operate. This is odd, considering President Lincoln is a “favorite” president...
  • Tomb Of President Andrew Jackson Vandalized In Tennessee

    04/30/2018 5:04:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    AP via WHNT ^ | 04/30/18
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)-- Officials at Andrew Jackson's historic home in Tennessee say the seventh president's tomb has been vandalized and marred by profanities.</p> <p>Andrew Jackson Foundation President and CEO Howard Kittell said the vandalism was discovered early Friday at The Hermitage, the former president's home and museum in Nashville.</p>
  • New Group of JFK Assassination Documents Available to the Public

    04/26/2018 8:14:46 AM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies
    federal archives ^ | 4/26/2018 | federal archives
    In accordance with President Trump’s direction on October 26, 2017, the National Archives today posted 19,045 documents subject to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (JFK Act). Released documents are available for download. The versions released today were processed by agencies in accordance with the President’s direction that agency heads be extremely circumspect in recommending any further postponement. The John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection, established by the National Archives in November 1992, consists of approximately five million pages. The vast majority of the collection has been publicly available without any restrictions since the late...
  • Remaining JFK documents released!

    04/26/2018 8:00:51 AM PDT · by MNDude · 92 replies
    get in there and dig! here's a gem from there: ""The assassination of Kennedy was a provocation against World Peace perfectly and thoroughly planned by the most reactionary sectors of the United States."
  • Only Pictures the Deranged Prog-Left Want You To See Go Viral

    04/23/2018 11:09:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/23/18 | Judi McLeod
    Some pictures don’t speak a thousand words. They yammer them at us. “A picture, so the age old saying goes, “ is worth a thousand words”. The picture taken when last respects were being paid to gracious former First Lady Barbara Bush: hypocritical, a portrait of lies, an insult to the intelligence of the public at large, and worthy of a thousand more not-so-nice words. But the word that best describes this picture is “POLITICAL”.
  • Activists deface Jefferson statue at UVA with the words 'racist' and 'rapist'

    04/13/2018 10:01:57 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-13-2018 | Rory Tingle
    A statue to Thomas Jefferson on the lawn of the University of Virginia was defaced with the words 'racist' and 'rapist' early on Friday morning, just before the start of celebrations marking the 275th anniversary of his birth. A UVA spokesman said: 'The university is disappointed that individuals vandalized the statue of Thomas Jefferson on the Lawn on the day that we honor his contributions to our University and to our democracy. 'UVA welcomes open and civil discourse on such important issues. However, acts of vandalism do not contribute to meaningful discussion. 'Crews from Facilities Management are removing the vandalism,...
  • The Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    04/05/2018 6:50:30 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 17 replies
    The Jefferson Memorial ^ | various | Thomas Jefferson
    Panel One "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, that to secure these rights governments are instituted among men. We...solemnly publish and declare, that these colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states...And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor." - The Declaration of Independence2 Panel Two"Almighty God hath...
  • 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...