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  • George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: 'We all need answers'

    02/27/2017 7:25:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 161 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2017 9:47 AM EST
    Former President George W. Bush said Monday “we all need answers” on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump’s team and the Russian government, and didn’t rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation. The Republican also defended the media’s role in keeping world leaders in check, noting that “power can be addictive,” and warned against immigration policies that could alienate Muslims. “I am for an immigration policy that’s welcoming and upholds the law,” Bush told NBC’s “Today” show. Bush’s comments came after a prominent Republican in Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa of...
  • C-SPAN list of best presidents highlights historian malpractice

    02/22/2017 8:22:35 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    This is exactly why we need citizen historians. The "real" big time "historians" don't teach history because at the worst they do not want to, or at the best they are incapable of teaching it because they are ignorant of it. Most of the time, historians teach history as a series of unrelated events while memorizing who said what, when what was built, and what year did x happen. Instead of teaching Americans, the people of Liberty, about the story of Liberty that history has to tell. It's the greatest story never told. C-SPAN's list of presidents is getting attention,...
  • How John Quincy Adams felt about Muslims

    02/21/2017 5:40:23 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/21/2017 | Bill Federer
    African slaves brought to America were purchased at Muslim slave markets. Over the 1,400 years of Islamic conquest, Muslims enslaved an estimated 180 million Africans. “The Annotated John Quincy Adams – A Bibliography,” compiled by Lynn H. Parsons (Westport, CT, 1993, p. 41, entry#194), contains “Unsigned essays dealing with the Russo-Turkish War and on Greece,” (The American Annual Register for 1827-28-29, NY: 1830): “The natural hatred of the Mussulmen towards the infidels is in just accordance with the precepts of the Koran. … The fundamental doctrine of the Christian religion is the extirpation of hatred from the human heart. It...
  • Trump Is a Lot Like the LBJ Whom Liberals Still Idolize

    02/20/2017 7:31:17 AM PST · by billorites · 37 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>
  • Barack Obama Ranked 12th Best U.S. President Ever in Major Survey of Historians

    02/17/2017 10:57:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    Time ^ | February 17, 2017 | David Von Drehle
    Barack Obama has been whisked to a very good table at the club of former presidents, according to a C-SPAN survey of 91 presidential historians published on Friday. Obama’s 12th-place ranking only a month after leaving office is the best for any president since Ronald Reagan, who ranks ninth in the new survey. The list updates previous C-SPAN surveys compiled in 2009 and 2000.
  • Lincoln's Birthday Today February 12

    02/12/2017 5:21:39 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 19 replies
    Norfolk Daily News ^ | February 11,2017 | Dear Mrs Web
    Dear Mrs. Web Personal Advice Column Our family has had this tradition for many years. We have special meals that we serve one food, often in season, usually connected with a holiday or time of year. It is fun and a treat to focus on one food and one food only. January Hot cocoa and popcorn night, usually after a day of sledding. Don’t forget the marshmallows! February Is the best month for this theme: On February 12 there is Lincoln’s Birthday and we serve cake shaped like a log frosted with a special chocolate butter cream frosting. These were...
  • Happy Birthday President Ronald Reagan (February 6, 1911-June 5, 2004)

    02/06/2017 12:25:27 PM PST · by bigbob · 22 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2-6-17 | Self
    Happy Birthday Mr. President. Ronald Reagan was born 106 years ago today in Tampico, IL.
  • Presidents have been signing executive orders since George Washington was in office. How do Trump's

    02/03/2017 1:25:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    L A Times ^ | 02/03/2017 | Alexandra Zavis
    Executive orders are one of a variety of written instruments presidents can use to exercise their authority. They typically contain instructions to federal agencies that presidents oversee on how they should discharge their responsibilities. Although such orders are often viewed as carrying more legal weight than other kinds of presidential directives, experts say there is no substantive difference between them. As long as the directives conform to the Constitution and statutes, they carry the force of the law, but can be revoked by a future president with the stroke of a pen. ... Barack Obama signed nine executive orders during...
  • Franklin D. Rooservelt threw over 110,000 Japanese-American Citizens in Prison Camps based on Race

    01/31/2017 5:11:01 AM PST · by topher · 66 replies
    Various | 1-31-2017 | vanity
    After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, over 110,000 to 120,000 Japanese-Americans were interred in Prison Camps by President FDR, a Democrat, based his Executive Order. This was done at the start of World War II as an issue of 'National Security'. Were all these American Citizens a threat to the United States in World War II? Obviously not as a group of these Japanese-Americans formed a unit to fight in Italy in World War II. This unit compiled more medals than any other unit of similar size in World War II.
  • After years of liberal hate, George W. Bush is getting the respect he deserves

    01/28/2017 11:04:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 86 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 28, 2017 | Kyle Smith
    It was in February 2010, on Interstate 35 in Wyoming, Minn., according to Wikipedia, that the billboards first began to appear: “MISS ME YET?” ran the message over a picture of George W. Bush. “Kind of,” say today’s Democrats.
  • Trump hangs portrait of Andrew Jackson in Oval Office

    01/25/2017 12:02:45 PM PST · by pissant · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01.25.17 | Max Greenwood
    President Trump hung a portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office on Tuesday, The New York Times reports, an apparent nod to the populist sentiments of the new administration. Trump's rise has often been compared to the populist election of Jackson, including by some of the new president's own team. Chief White House strategist Steve Bannon called Trump’s inauguration speech on Friday “Jacksonian,” saying it struck the populist and patriotic tones Jackson was known for.
  • Is Trump More Like Roosevelt or Jackson?

    01/22/2017 6:59:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2017 | E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    Inauguration Day 2017 has placed the U.S. on a new political and economic trajectory. President Donald Trump won the votes of the so-called Rust Belt, where workers and their children and grandchildren, who have been dispossessed and displaced by the economics of globalization, turned blue counties into red counties. Thus, in a legitimate sense, Trump's appeal to the "forgotten man" – so similar to Franklin D. Roosevelt's appeal to the same symbol – is valid. FDR's forgotten man was a composite of all those who were unemployed in the Great Depression who were "forgotten" in the sense that their plight...
  • George H.W. Bush to Trump: Doctor says going to inauguration could 'put me six feet under'

    01/18/2017 4:32:24 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 55 replies
    Politicl ^ | 01/18/17 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    “Barbara and I are so sorry we can’t be there for your Inauguration on January 20th,” the former president wrote in a note dated Jan. 10. “My doctor says if I sit outside in January, it will likely put me six feet under. Same for Barbara. So I guess we’re stuck in Texas.” “I want you to know that I wish you the very best as you begin this incredible journey of leading our great country,” he continued. “If I can ever be of help, please let me know.”
  • GEORGE H.W. BUSH IN ICU WITH PNEUMONIA Barbara Also Hospitalized

    01/18/2017 10:26:54 AM PST · by RummyChick · 106 replies
    tmz ^ | 1/18 | tmz
    George H.W. Bush was just admitted to intensive care unit with pneumonia and his wife, Barbara, was also admitted. H.W.'s office says he's in stable condition, but as a precaution doctors performed some sort of procedure to clear his airway. He received anesthesia and was moved into the intensive care unit. H.W.'s resting comfortably where he will remain, at least for the short term. Meanwhile, Barbara Bush was also admitted to the Houston hospital Wednesday morning after experiencing what H.W.'s office says is fatigue and coughing. Story developing ...
  • Donald Trump to Use Lincoln Bible for Inauguration Oath of Office

    01/17/2017 11:04:07 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 33 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 17 Jan 2017 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President-elect Donald Trump will swear in as president on a Bible used by Abraham Lincoln during his first inauguration as president. The Lincoln Bible is currently part of the Library of Congress collection and was used by Obama to swear in as president after the 2008 and 2012 elections. Only Obama and Lincoln have used that copy of the Bible to swear the oath of office.
  • Obama's farewell address longer than Reagan's, Clinton's and George W. Bush's combined

    01/11/2017 3:20:29 PM PST · by yoe · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2017 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Video. Clinton spoke for 7 minutes, 25 seconds; Reagan spoke for 20 minutes, 42 seconds; and George W. Bush spoke for 13 minutes, 7 seconds. Obama spoke for 51 minutes, 10 seconds, nearly 10 minutes longer than the other three put together. Obama also broke from the tradition of delivering his final speech from the White House. Clinton and Reagan both spoke from the Oval Office, and George W. Bush spoke in front of a small audience in the White House East Room; the Obama administration distributed public tickets for his speech at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago....
  • 220th Anniversary: James Madison Drinks, and Writes an Article

    12/22/2012 9:08:39 AM PST · by Publius · 59 replies
    A Professor Publius Short Story | 22 December 2012 | Publius
    James Madison Drinks, and Writes an ArticlePhilip Freneau had set the deadline for the December 22nd edition of the National Gazette, and James Madison found himself racing the hourglass. Freneau published the newspaper, dedicated to the positions of Thomas Jefferson’s faction within the Congress and the council around His Excellency, while working for the red-haired Secretary of State as a translator. Mr. Jefferson saw neither difficulty nor conflict with this arrangement. Freneau had labeled the men of Alexander Hamilton’s faction as Monarchists, Tories, and Anti-Republicans, claiming their role was to reverse the results of 1776. The Secretary of the Treasury...
  • Bitter Clintons consider staying away from inauguration & Bush hasn't yet RSVPed–Carter WILL attend

    12/23/2016 11:45:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 23, 2016 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    Bill and Hillary Clinton haven't committed themselves to attending Donald Trump's inauguration, which looms less than a month away, after a bruising campaign that left the Democratic nominee and her former-president husband with bloodied reputations at Trump's hands. So far Jimmy Carter, age 92, is the only former president who has said he will be there on January 20. George H.W. Bush, just four months younger, has said he will not come to the inauguration, and cites his old age as the reason why, according to Politico. George W. Bush won't make up his mind until January, his spokesman Freddy...
  • Jimmy Carter is the only former president who has confirmed he'll attend Trump's inauguration

    12/23/2016 9:01:05 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 127 replies
    IBT ^ | December 23, 2016 | Pavitra Dwibhashyam
    Jimmy Carter is the only former president who has confirmed that he will attend the inauguration of Donald Trump on 20 January 2017. Earlier this month, Carter who had endorsed Hillary Clinton in the race to the White House, said at his Sunday school class in Georgia that he would attend the ceremony. According to Politico, Bill Clinton and George W Bush will decide whether to attend the inauguration in the New Year. A source familiar with Bush told Politico that he is still weighing in on whether to attend the ceremony or not.
  • Interview: 'Despite fear, we should focus on the positives'Ich Bin Ein Berliner

    12/22/2016 12:02:42 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 107 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 22 December 2016 | Gabriel Borrud, Frank FurediSteely Tom
    <p>Remember all the snarky comments about how JFK made a fool of himself when he told millions of Germans Ich bin ein Berliner back in 1963?</p>
  • John Adams on Aristocracy, Democracy, and Tyranny

    12/21/2016 1:53:34 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 24 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | December 21st 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    My previous posts regarding repeal of the horrid 17th Amendment were built on a simple republican foundation; members of republics are represented in the lawmaking body. The Constitution acts on the people and states, and both had their place in congress until 1913. In its wake, the 17th Amendment left behind a federal Constitution without a federal government. Here, I take a different tack as to why the 17A must go. I will show from the standpoint of balancing society's natural proclivities, we must reestablish a federal senate of the states. Without a strong middle institution to repel democracy, the...
  • What Thomas Jefferson meant by "unalienable rights"

    12/15/2016 10:42:58 AM PST · by Crucial · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Sept. 23, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    When Thomas Jefferson crafted the Declaration of Independence, he pointed to “certain unalienable rights” with which we were endowed by our “Creator.” What did he mean when he wrote the phrase “unalienable rights,” and what rights are “unalienable”? Jefferson understood “unalienable rights” as fixed rights given to us by our Creator rather than by government. The emphasis on our Creator is crucial, because it shows that the rights are permanent just as the Creator is permanent. Jefferson’s thought on the source of these rights was impacted by Oxford’s William Blackstone, who described “unalienable rights” as “absolute” rights–showing that they were...
  • President Trump May Not Get an Invite to Notre Dame Graduation

    12/07/2016 8:51:37 AM PST · by Bronzy · 31 replies
    Sojourners ^ | 12/06/2016 | David Gibson
    If President Obama’s appearance at the Notre Dame commencement in 2009 sparked an unprecedented uproar among American Catholics, imagine what inviting President Trump to graduation might provoke That concern is making Notre Dame’s president, the Rev. John Jenkins, think twice about making a pitch for the incoming U.S. president to receive an honorary degree...spoke to the student newspaper December 2, 2016.
  • Jimmy Carter's Anti-Semitism

    12/01/2016 6:00:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2016 | Fay Voshell
    It appears former president Jimmy Carter, now 92 years old, has yet to meet a tyrant he doesn’t admire. His continuing embrace of terrorist regimes makes some wonder when we will see the cessation of his continual self-exhumations from political burial in order to once again resume his prophetic declamations on behalf of odious regimes, past and present. Carter’s latest declamation on the demise of the pitiless tyrant Fidel Castro reveals once again his lifelong empathy for totalitarian regimes: “Rosalynn and I share our sympathies with the Castro family and the Cuban people on the death of Fidel Castro. We...
  • Jimmy Carter remembers Fidel Castro ‘fondly’

    11/26/2016 8:57:04 AM PST · by PROCON · 78 replies
    politics.blog.myajc.com ^ | Nov. 26, 2016 | Greg Bluestein
    Former President Jimmy Carter had kind words for Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, who died Friday, saying in a statement he and his wife “remember fondly our visits with him in Cuba and his love of his country.” Castro, who was 90, was long a scourge of the U.S. who brought the Cold War to America’s doorstep. But he and Carter, a Georgia native, had warmer relations. Carter took a step to normalize relations between the two nations during his presidency, and the two shared several visits, including a 2011 journey where Castro called Carter a “friend.”
  • What President Rutherford B. Hayes said in 1888 [Vanity]

    11/26/2016 12:48:57 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 33 replies
    wikiquote.org ^ | March 11, 1888 | President Rutherford Birchard Hayes
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes, 19th President of the United States wrote: The real difficulty is with the vast wealth and power in the hands of the few and the unscrupulous who represent or control capital. Hundreds of laws of Congress and the state legislatures are in the interest of these men and against the interests of workingmen. These need to be exposed and repealed. All laws on corporations, on taxation, on trusts, wills, descent, and the like, need examination and extensive change. This is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people no longer. It is a...
  • How FDR Politicized Thanksgiving

    11/24/2016 5:06:49 PM PST · by OddLane · 18 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | November 24, 2016 | Tho Bishop
    Call me old-fashioned, but one thing I am always thankful for every Thanksgiving is the blessing of not having Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the White House. After all, of all the heroes of the American progressive movement, few have quite the record of sins as FDR. The man routinely celebrated in the halls of academia was guilty of Japanese internment camps, stealing Americans' gold, prolonging the Great Depression, and establishing a number of Federal agencies that continue to haunt the American economy today. But perhaps one of the most absurd examples of Roosevelt’s Presidential arrogance was his attempt in 1939...
  • JFK's assassination seems like yesterday

    11/22/2016 5:21:19 AM PST · by luke1825 · 104 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 11/23 | Peter Lucas
    THREE SHOTS FIRED AT PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S MOTORCADE TODAY IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS. That was the United Press International bulletin that came over the clattering teletype machine. It was early afternoon Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 -- 53 years ago today. I looked at the bulletin in shock. I turned to tell someone, but there was no one in sight. I was at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. I was a young reporter for the Boston Herald Traveler checking out the Canadian ambassador to the United States who was speaking at a luncheon of bankers and financie
  • Roger Stone makes the case against LBJ

    11/21/2016 7:22:51 AM PST · by fishtank · 59 replies
    Roger Stone ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | Roger Stone
    Published on Dec 2, 2014 Roger Stone spoke recently at the JFK Conference in Arlington, Texas.
  • DEATH THREATS AND THE CANDIDATE

    11/19/2016 4:40:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/19/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    A Prescient Fiction Short Story Companion Piece to Responsibility for Donald Trump’s personal safety is Obama’s “If the President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, and his Chief of the DHS, Jeh Charles Johnson, are not responsible for the physical safety of apparent President Elect Donald Trump, then who is? It would be better if NOTHING happens to Trump while these two are in charge of security and protection.” Jeffrey A. Friedberg, Retired Security Professional, 11/18/2016 A Prescient Fiction Short Story, From “What The Hell Was That?” October, 2015? EXCERPT: “Mr. President, I’ll be brief: our own internal polling...
  • U.Va. professors ask (their University's) president to stop quoting Thomas Jefferson

    11/14/2016 9:33:47 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2016 | Jessica Chasmer
    Hundreds of students and faculty at the University of Virginia have asked the school’s president to stop quoting President Thomas Jefferson, the university’s founder, because of his slave-owning past. The letter garnered 469 signatures before being sent to University President Teresa Sullivan on Friday, The Cavalier Daily reported. It was prompted by an email sent last week by Ms. Sullivan promoting unity in light of Donald Trump’s presidential victory.  “Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend that University of Virginia students ‘are not of ordinary significance only: they are exactly the persons who are to succeed to the government of our country, and...
  • Professors ask [UVa Pres] Sullivan to stop quoting Jefferson [ed]

    11/14/2016 11:49:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    The Cavalier Daily ^ | November 13, 2016 | Kate Bellows
    Several groups on Grounds collaborated to write a letter to University President Teresa Sullivan against the inclusion of a Thomas Jefferson quote in her post-election email Nov. 9. In the email, Sullivan encouraged students to unite in the wake of contentious results, arguing that University students have the responsibility of creating the future they want for themselves.
  • Teddy Roosevelt Gave Speech After Being Shot

    11/06/2016 2:58:27 AM PST · by Montana_Sam · 12 replies
    History.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | Christopher Klein
    "It is a very natural thing," he said, "that weak and vicious minds should be inflamed to acts of violence by the kind of awful mendacity and abuse that have been heaped upon me for the last three months by the papers."
  • 120 Years Ago: UPRISING OF A GREAT PEOPLE: Anarchy and Repudiation Trampled Under Foot

    11/04/2016 1:40:17 PM PDT · by NRx · 17 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Wednesday November 4, 1896 | New York Tribune
    McKinley wins in electoral landslide. Full edition of the New York Tribune at the link.
  • Brian Kilmeade: How Thomas Jefferson abandoned diplomacy and changed US history

    10/17/2016 5:40:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 16, 2016 | Brian Kilmeade
    In 1786, Thomas Jefferson, then a minister to the French government of Louis XVI, had a concern more intimidating than anything else he’d faced before: the threat of pirates off the coast of North Africa, a region known as the Barbary Coast. These pirates had already taken over two American ships, the Dauphin and the Maria, plundering their goods and taking their crews hostage. Unfortunately, this was a common fate for ships venturing near the area, where the Sahara’s arid coast was divided into four Islamic nation-states. Running west to east were the Barbary nations Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and...
  • California Number of Popular Votes for the Republican Candidate from 1900 to 2012

    09/28/2016 3:30:31 PM PDT · by autopica · 7 replies
    Autopica ^ | Sept 22, 2-16 | Autopica
    šŸ“ 2004: 5509826 Republican Party Candidate: Mr. George W. Bush In office: Mr. George Walker Bush (2001Ā–2009) on behalf of the Republican Party (Start: January 20, 2001 - End: January 20, 2009) šŸŒ 1984: 5467009 Republican Party Candidate: Mr. Ronald Reagan In office: Mr. Ronald Wilson Reagan (1981Ā–1989) on behalf of the Republican Party (Start: January 20, 1981 - End: January 20, 1989) šŸø 1988: 5054917 Republican Party Candidate: Mr. George H.W. Bush In office: Mr. Ronald Wilson Reagan (1981Ā–1989) on behalf of the Republican Party (Start: January 20, 1981 - End: January 20, 1989) šŸ 2008: 5011781 Republican Party...
  • Flashback: President George HW Bush Oval Office Speech on 1992 LA Riots

    09/22/2016 7:50:30 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 18 replies
    Video via YouTube ^ | May 1, 1992
    "What we saw last night and the night before in Los Angeles is not about civil rights. It's not about the great cause of equality that all Americans must uphold. It's not a message of protest. It's been the brutality of a mob, pure and simple. And let me assure you: I will use whatever force is necessary to restore order. What is going on in L.A. must and will stop. As your President I guarantee you this violence will end... "...In a civilized society, there can be no excuse, no excuse for the murder, arson, theft, and vandalism that...
  • March organizer wants to tear down Andrew Jackson statue

    09/23/2016 1:31:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies
    http://wgno.com ^ | 9/19/16 | MARK DEANE
    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Community activist Malcolm Suber believes tearing down the Andrew Jackson statue in the heart of Jackson Square and the French Quarter is an act of civil rights.“We want every white supremacy monument in this city taken down,” he says.Suber is a coordinator of the group Take Em Down NOLA, which is planning a march this Saturday (September 24). It will start in Congo Square and end in Jackson Square, possibly with marchers using ropes to remove the statue dedicated to the seventh U.S. President and the hero of the Battle of New Orleans.“We think that this...
  • Like Ike? A Trump presidency could mirror Eisenhower

    09/20/2016 11:06:55 PM PDT · by TBP · 107 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2016 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    With swing-state polls reportedly driving some nervous Hillary Clinton supporters to check out housing prices in Canada, attention is turning to what many in both parties thought the impossible -- a Donald Trump presidency and what it might look like. Though the temperament and personality hardly match, there are enough parallels between the high-energy business tycoon and Dwight D. Eisenhower to make the avuncular Ike's Oval Office tenure six decades ago a predictor of a Trump presidency's features. The World War II hero and five-star Army general credited with winning the war in Europe wasn't rigidly ideological any more than...
  • WHY WOULD WE ELECT TO THE PRESIDENCY A GUY WHO...?

    09/01/2016 9:27:37 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 25 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9/1/2016 | Dick Bachert
    WHY WOULD WE ELECT PRESIDENT A GUY WHO...? Why would this country elect as president some guy who was known to regale friends with nigger* jokes, grew up with a boyhood hatred of slavery because his father regularly hired him out for heavy manual labor then confiscated his earnings, had a history of depression, was suicidal from time to time (in his defense, probably due to the death of his young son, but suicidal nonetheless) and eventually started an internecine war ostensibly to halt a slavery that was, due to its inherent inefficiency, fading out – and during which he...
  • Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner to be renamed (Because...Racism!)

    08/25/2016 9:54:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    wistv.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | LaDonna Beeker
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - South Carolina's Democratic Party will no longer use the name of two former presidents who were slave owners in its name for an annual fundraiser. The Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, which is scheduled for Sept. 30, will be renamed after this year's event, according to a spokesman for the SCDP. It was named after former presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson.
  • 1912 U.S. Election Campaign Speech Audio (Teddy Roosevelt)

    08/14/2016 9:02:52 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1912 | Theodore Roosevelt (audio recording)
    Live phonograph recording of former president Teddy Roosevelt speech regarding special interest corruption in the Democrat and Republican parties, given more than a century ago (1912). Words are just as true today as they were then. Could have been spoken by Donald Trump. Worth a listen, despite the poor audio quality.
  • Some great leaders had mental illness-it may have helped (Pro-Hillary piece?)

    08/11/2016 5:45:57 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 65 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 11, 2016 | Seht Borenstein
    Some of America's greatest leaders in history have had mental health problems and it may have helped in times of crisis, psychiatrists and psychologists said. Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, along with Civil War generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., all struggled with mental health issues, often depression, said Tufts University psychiatry professor Dr. Nassir Ghaemi, who has written about historical figures' psychological issues. He also points to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and India's Mahatma Gandhi as major historical figures who thrived while having emotional issues.
  • Carr: Ask not who’s the most qualified to be president [Ha=Hillary-ous]

    07/30/2016 6:47:12 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 30, 2015 | Howie Carr
    Obama really said this Wednesday night: “I can say with confidence there has never been a man or woman — not me, not Bill, nobody — more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America.” You don’t say, Mr. President? So why don’t we size up her, uh, qualifications, eminent as they might be, compared to some of the prior, lesser 44 occupants of the office. Dwight Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander. Hillary ran the Bimbo Eruptions Unit. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Hillary wrote “It Takes a Village.” Teddy Roosevelt...
  • Judge frees President Reagan's would-be killer Hinckley

    07/27/2016 8:01:42 AM PDT · by Donglalinger · 54 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | July 27, 2016 | Ian Simpson
    John Hinckley Jr., who wounded U.S. President Ronald Reagan and three other people in a 1981 assassination attempt prompted by his mental illness, should be freed after 35 years and released to live with his mother, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
  • Carter: Trump 'violates' our founding principles

    07/27/2016 5:26:40 AM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 26, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Jimmy Carter ripped Donald Trump in a video address to Democratic delegates Tuesday night by claiming the Republican presidential nominee has "violated some of the most important moral and ethical principles on which our nation was founded." The 39th president predicted this election will affect Americans "for generations" and praised Hillary Clinton as the ideal candidate to be competing against Trump.
  • Richard M. Nixon Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech 1968

    07/22/2016 6:13:46 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 7 replies
    4President.Org ^ | 07-22-2016 | Richard M. Nixon
    Nixon Agnew 1968 (Click to Return to 1968 Page) Richard M. Nixon Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech Republican National Convention Miami Beach, Florida August 8, 1968 Mr. Chairman, delegates to this convention, my fellow Americans. Sixteen years ago I stood before this Convention to accept your nomination as the running mate of one of the greatest Americans of our time -- or of any time -- Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eight years ago, I had the highest honor of accepting your nomination for President of the United States. Tonight, I again proudly accept that nomination for President of the United States. But...
  • Review: Brion McClanahan’s

    06/28/2016 1:47:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    A friend and colleague of mine just sent me a NY Times article by Robert Reich in which the latter contends that the Republicans are acting “unconstitutionally” by refusing hearings to any of Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominees. I replied—admittedly, a bit too abruptly—that the Democrats feign concern about abiding by the Constitution only when it suits their purposes. I stand by this position. But I know that the same can be said for Republicans. Brion McClanahan’s latest book underscores in spades this bipartisan disregard of the Constitution. His 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America and Four Who Tried to...
  • Fox News host Bret Baier working on book about Eisenhower

    06/20/2016 5:31:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 7:35 AM EDT
    Fox News host and chief political anchor Bret Baier is working on a book about the waning days of Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency and the beginning of John F. Kennedy’s administration. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, told The Associated Press on Monday that Baier’s “Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission” would come out in January, around the time the successor to President Barack Obama will be sworn in. …
  • Jody Hice pushes for Nancy Reagan Memorial Park

    06/16/2016 6:06:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 16, 2016
    An airplane landing at Reagan National Airport, over Gravelly Point Park — which some say should be renamed Nancy Reagan Memorial Park. (ted eylan) In the typical whirlwind of legislation comes H.R. 5457, a nice breeze of a bill was introduced this week by Rep. Jody Hice. The Georgia Republican simply proposes that Gravelly Point Park — located on the Potomac River at the foot of the main runway at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport — be renamed Nancy Reagan Memorial Park. It is a petite, scenic and unique park. Aircraft thunder directly overhead, families picnic, and the grand...