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  • These Russians are bush league

    04/18/2014 5:44:50 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies
    CulpepperTimes.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Blaine Pardoe
    The recent Soviet-er, um, Russian annexation of the Crimea got me reflecting back on my youth. I'm a child of the 1970s and 80s. I'm not ashamed of that either. As I have grown older, I feel that the younger generations have grown soft, complacent, lazy, and unworthy of our 1980s legacy. Ironically our parents felt the same way about us (of course, we proved them wrong.) We had vinyl albums, not because they sounded retro but because that was all we had. Not to brag, but those of us alive in that period - we rocked. Literally. Our music...
  • Is India about to elect its Reagan?

    04/15/2014 8:42:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 14, 2014 | David Cohen, fmr dep asst Secretary of the Interior
    India, the world’s largest democracy, is in the midst of a marathon five-week election that will result in the selection of its next prime minister. Although Nate Silver has yet to make it official, most pundits and prognosticators predict that Narendra Modi will be India’s next leader. Modi bears striking similarities to a celebrated American president: one Ronald Wilson Reagan. Both men rose from humble origins. Modi, in particular, worked from childhood hawking tea in railway stations. Both were popular and successful state governors: Modi is the chief minister (equivalent to a governor) of Gujarat, an Indian state whose gift...
  • Michael Reagan: Shut Up Tea Party, Your Candidates Are Kooks

    04/11/2014 10:01:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 273 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | april 10, 2014 | michael reagan
    The Tea Party zealots who haven’t learned from their mistakes in 2010 and 2012 are trying their best to screw up the GOP’s chances to win the Senate this fall. Where does the Tea Party find these people to run in primaries? Most important, why do they offer them up as legitimate Republican candidates? The Tea Party bosses have been listening to too much talk radio. They seem to think that what makes a good Republican candidate is someone who sounds like a talk radio host. But talk radio is all about bombast and attracting callers, not about winning elections....
  • Freedom vs socialism; paychecks vs safety nets; peace through strength; goodness triumphs over evil

    04/06/2014 10:43:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    April 6, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    I'm getting old and my memory is failing so please correct me where my memory is wrong or if I'm making up memories. Also, please expand where I fall miserably short. It's my recollection that Reagan was so successful because he was a leader with a vision who promoted strength, freedom, optimism, patriotism and righteousness. And he could communicate his vision with commonsense, humility and good humor. He did not succeed by pandering, evolving and adapting. He brought various factions together by promoting the ideas that freedom was much better than socialism, strength better than weakness, fiscal restraint better than...
  • Mourning in America(So much for Obama's dreams of being a Democratic Ronald Reagan)

    04/05/2014 11:24:21 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 6 replies
    reason.com ^ | April 2014 | Matt Welch
    One of the best ways to survive the grotesque and empty power pageantry of Washington's annual State of the Union extravaganza is by visiting the University of California, Santa Barbara's online archive of past addresses and looking up the speeches that corresponded to where the current POTUS sits in his term. Barack Obama took the podium during a midterm election year in his second term, corresponding to the addresses of George W. Bush in 2006, Bill Clinton in 1998 all the way back to George Washington in 1794.
  • 'BIG GOVERNMENT' REPUBLICANS FACING 'TAKEOVER'?

    04/04/2014 6:28:10 PM PDT · by kingattax · 5 replies
    WND ^ | April 3, 2014
    Ronald Reagan had a no-compromise attitude about the supremacy of the American way of life, once even joking during a microphone check: “My fellow Americans. I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” One of the men who helped put Reagan in the White House, Richard Viguerie, often called the “funding father of conservatism” for his advances in direct-mail fundraising, thinks the Reagan GOP promoting limited government and individual liberties is fast going away. But he’s not giving up, and on April 11 Viguerie will address the...
  • One Surprising Legacy of the Reagan Assassination Attempt

    03/30/2014 6:29:22 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 30, 2014
    Thirty-three years ago today, on the thirtieth day of the third month of 1981, a gunman attempted to assassinate President Ronald Wilson Reagan. This is not only a major historical event; it is also an American healthcare first: the only time a president was shot in office and survived.
  • Reaganomics Vs. Obamanomics: Two Wholly Different Outcomes

    03/26/2014 6:48:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    IBD ^ | 03/26/2014 | Vance Ginn
    Despite adding almost a trillion dollars to our national debt and failing to keep the unemployment rate at or below 8% as advertised, liberals consider President Obama's signature stimulus package — the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — a success, in part because of the number of jobs it "saved." Beyond the obvious failings of the president's plan, now more than five years old, the approach is illustrative of how presidents sometimes try to stabilize an economy using fiscal policy. But there is a right way and a wrong way. Sen. Ted Cruz recently remarked on two very different fiscal...
  • When Presidents Stand Firm

    03/23/2014 11:44:25 PM PDT · by No One Special · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 23, 2014 | Karl Ushanka
    Leadership comes in many forms and with many levels of risk, but history gives us a few moments when leaders stood alone and were proven right. [...] In late June 1948 the Soviets cut all road, rail and water access to Berlin, a city controlled by the Western Allies yet surrounded by Soviet-controlled territories. The Soviet’s goal: take Berlin from the Allies by forcing the US-UK-French alliance into one of two options: try to protect a city of 2.1 million starving Germans, or war. The Soviets expected the West to surrender the city quickly. [...] The US was in the...
  • Foreign Ministry goes on strike, all Israel's embassies and consulates abroad to close

    03/23/2014 6:46:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/23/2014 15:50 | Herb Keinon
    Services needed for everybody from new immigrants to employers bringing in foreign workers will be brought to a halt. Foreign Ministry’s workers committee declared a full-fledged strike on Sunday, closing the ministry and all the country’s embassies and consulates around the world for the first time. The strike is the latest development in a nearly two-year-old work dispute that the workers declared for improved salaries and work conditions. Seven months of mediation efforts exploded on March 4 when the workers rejected a Finance Ministry proposal. The workers then resumed crippling labor measures that had been put on hold during the...
  • The False Myth of the 80% Conservative

    03/23/2014 5:34:26 AM PDT · by Moseley · 82 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 23, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The danger is this: In the USA’s upcoming 2014 elections, Republican elites assume that everyone all now agrees that conservatives ‘must’ support non-conservative candidates to win more elections. The GOP is operating on the belief that everyone is on board, simply because insiders have officially decreed it to be so. However, the grassroots in the USA remains unconvinced. Worse, the Republican establishment has no plan for truly healing the actual wounds. Elites want to avoid change more fervently than they do want to win elections. Elites violated trust by advancing liberal policies in the U.S. Congress, but they won’t apologize...
  • Remembering Lawrence Walsh...Call him impeccable—or despicable?

    03/22/2014 5:37:28 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 24 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 21, 2014 | Paul Kengor
    Lawrence Walsh, the Iran-Contra special prosecutor, died two days ago at the age of 102. American liberals adored Walsh in life and now sing hosannas to him in death. “Lawrence E. Walsh, a former federal judge … who as an independent counsel exposed the lawbreaking in the Reagan administration that gave rise to the Iran-contra scandal, died on Wednesday at his home in Oklahoma City,” said the lead in the New York Times. Walsh’s admirers, reported the Times (no doubt one among them), “saw him as a model of rectitude, a public servant trying to uphold the rule of law...
  • UKRAINE: WHAT WOULD REAGAN DO?

    03/18/2014 11:38:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 86 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 17, 2014 | By Peter Hannaford and Robert Zaposochny
    Russian takeover of the Crimea, as well as many of our problems in the Middle East, was funded by high oil prices. Since there is no military solution to the Crimea conflict, President Obama should look closely at the successful pages of the Reagan playbook. Before the Reagan and Gorbachev Summits could begin, Reagan needed to rebuild our defenses to bring the Soviets back to the bargaining table. The Kremlin was pressured to end the Cold War on America’s terms because of President Reagan’s policies of supporting the mujahedeen in Afghanistan, deploying Pershing cruise missiles in Western Europe (to counter...
  • Ronald Reagan: PROUD to Be Irish!

    03/17/2014 10:12:21 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    As House Speaker for 6/8 of the Reagan years, bombastic spendaholic Tip O'Neill was one of the fiercest opponents of the Gipper's entire agenda, fighting it tooth-and-nail to the end. He even called Reagan a 'cheerleader for selfishness' and went so far as to personally attack him as 'most ignorant man that has ever inhabited the White House'. Not one to be easily outwitted -but showing considerably more class and good humor- Reagan observed parallels between the blobular O'Neill and the then-trendy Pac-Man video game, as 'a round thing that gobbles up money'. Yet despite the professional animosity, Reagan often said...
  • Ronald Reagan's Farewell Address

    03/16/2014 2:13:17 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 2 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 3/15/2014 | Moneyrunner
    When the economy is struggling, people are jobless, government programs are failing, war clouds are rising on foreign shores and the American government is widely despised and feared, it is good to remember how we got out of the problems that Reagan's predecessor left behind. Ronald Reagan reminds us how he came to be so successful. [video at link] What's this address particularly prescient is that Reagan warned us against losing the culture. Without a culture that believes in the goodness of the country, the country is lost.
  • "The Five" are for legalizing Marijuana

    03/12/2014 3:19:06 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 165 replies
    March 13, 2014
    Was just watching the show and they played a clip of Rick Perry saying that Texas has lowered fines for first time offense for marijuana use. So far he has not said he would legalize it. So the members went around the table and all but Beckel (recovering addict) said they were for legalizing marijuana. Dana Pirino said Texas might as well legalize it because Texans are coming into Colorado to legally smoke the stuff. She also said that if a republican wants to get a hand in an audience full of hipsters all they have to say is they...
  • Michael Reagan: Rand Paul “gets” my dad

    03/12/2014 11:03:28 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 53 replies
    Rare ^ | 03-11-2014 | Matt Naham
    In the midst of the war of words between Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) over who best represents Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy, the late president’s son Michael Reagan has weighed in on Twitter. “Rand Paul Gets it” Reagan wrote Tuesday, Tweeting the link to Paul’s Breitbart op-ed, “Exclusive–Rand Paul: Stop Warping Reagan’s Foreign Policy.” Reagan is an author, talk host and adopted son of our 40th president.
  • Rand Paul vs. Ted Cruz: Whose Foreign Policy Views Are More Like Ronald Reagan’s?

    03/12/2014 7:33:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/12/2014 | The Editors
    A Tea Party split in foreign policy? The feud [1]between Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Texas Senator Ted Cruz is about foreign policy, yes. But there is a political element to their fight as well. Both are jockeying for position in a crowded Republican presidential-candidate field, and Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine has presented the opportunity for the candidates to separate themselves from the pack.Both are invoking Reagan’s sacred memory to justify their positions, with Cruz criticizing Paul for adopting a non-interventionist stance that he says is encouraging Putin: [2] “I’m a big fan of Rand Paul. He and...
  • Exclusive–Rand Paul: Stop Warping Reagan's Foreign Policy

    03/10/2014 10:09:36 AM PDT · by jpsb · 30 replies
    breitbart ^ | March 9, 2014 | Rand Paul
    Every Republican likes to think he or she is the next Ronald Reagan. Some who say this do so for lack of their own ideas and agenda. Reagan was a great leader and President. But too often people make him into something he wasn’t in order to serve their own political purposes.
  • Ronald Reagan's Subtle Grand Strategy

    03/06/2014 12:28:23 PM PST · by shepardspie33 · 2 replies
    The National Interest ^ | March 5, 2014 | Hal Brands
    We are fast approaching grand-strategy season in Washington. Within the next few weeks, the Obama administration will release both its Quadrennial Defense Review and new updated National Security Strategy. These documents often contain the essential strategic ideas—about goals and priorities, threats and opportunities, resources and constraints—that guide an administration’s statecraft. And because they do, they inevitably provoke debate about that administration’s grand strategy—whether it actually has one, what its major tenets are and what prospects for success it has. They will also invariably provoke comparisons to the grand strategies of administrations past—to the origins and evolution of containment under Harry...
  • When Ronnie Met Vlady: Reagan’s Unlikely Encounter with Putin as a KGB Agent

    03/06/2014 3:35:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 3-6-14 | Kyle Becker
    On a presidential visit to Russia, Ronald Reagan had an unlikely encounter with a KGB agent posing as a tourist: future Russian president Vladimir Putin (pictured above with a camera around his neck). Iconic Photos (via Tabitha Hale of Rare) has the backstory for the photo:
  • When Putin Met Reagan

    03/05/2014 5:55:48 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 52 replies
    Iconic Photos ^ | 12-7-2009 | Alex Selwyn-Holmes
    When Putin Met Reagan Written by Alex Selwyn-Holmes December 7, 2009 In May 1988, President Ronald Reagan travelled to Moscow for his 4th summit with Mikhail Gorbachev. The Soviets prepared a grand welcome; buildings across from the Kremlin were repainted, streets repaved and trees and flowers planted along the boulevards. The president’s schedule included attending the Bolshoi Ballet, speaking to students at Moscow’s State University and visiting Danilov Monastery, while First Lady would tour Leningrad.The visit was not without its own share of diplomatic incidents. The First Couple took an unscheduled walk through the Arbat, a Moscow shopping pedestrian street,...
  • Tune out the war party!

    03/03/2014 7:32:33 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 67 replies
    WND ^ | March 3, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    With Vladimir Putin’s dispatch of Russian troops into Crimea, our war hawks are breathing fire. Russophobia is rampant and the op-ed pages are ablaze here. Barack Obama should tune them out and reflect on how Cold War presidents dealt with far graver clashes with Moscow. When Red Army tank divisions crushed the Hungarian freedom fighters in 1956, killing 50,000, Eisenhower did not lift a finger. When Khrushchev built the Berlin Wall, JFK went to Berlin and gave a speech. When Warsaw Pact troops crushed the Prague Spring in 1968, LBJ did nothing. When, Moscow ordered Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski to smash...
  • The 11 principles of a Reagan conservative

    03/03/2014 8:23:47 AM PST · by edcoil · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3-3 | Paul Kengor
    Below are Kengor’s so-called “Reagan Eleven,” “11 specific beliefs that under-gird Reagan’s thinking and action as a President and public figure,” that get to the “crux of what Reagan’s conservatism was about and what his emulators today might take to heart.” We include selected excerpts that give a picture as to what “11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative” is all about. 1. Freedom 2. Faith 3. Family 4. Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life 5. American exceptionalism 6. The Founders’ wisdom and vision 7. Lower taxes 8. Limited government 9. Peace through strength 10. Anti-communism 11. Belief in the individual
  • Book Discussion on 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative

    03/03/2014 3:57:53 AM PST · by iowamark · 1 replies
    C-Span ^ | 2/21/2014 | Paul Kengor
    Paul Kengor, political science professor at Grove City College, talked about his book, 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative, in which he presents his thoughts on what it means to be a “Reagan conservative.” In his book, the author identifies eleven principles that he contends the late president possessed and defined his conservatism, from lower taxes and individualism to American exceptionalism. Paul Kengor spoke at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, Califinornia. 1 hour, 15 minute video at:
  • The only surprise about liberals seeing Obama being "bullied" is that they didn't see it coming...

    03/01/2014 1:37:49 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-1-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Unlike what you see here, the image here at Twitchy is NOT photoshopped. CNN is...complaining/questioning...about the President of the United States being bullied.In other news, Sarah Palin told us so...Liberals complain when a (conservative) president shows backbone they're being a "cowboy." Then they get concerned when the opposing political party acts in the opposite way.If liberals wont lead then they need to GTFO of the way!
  • Five years later, the Tea Party prepares for their Reagan moment

    02/28/2014 7:04:09 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/28/14 | Charlie Spiering
    "You see, Ronald Reagan was not part of the establishment," talk radio host Mark Levin reminded them. "He was an outsider, and like you and so many others throughout history, he had the courage to stand up and be counted." Levin reminded the audience that Reagan and his supporters were once disparaged by the media and the "ruling class." To illustrate his point, he read assessments of Reagan from the media and his fellow Republicans in the late 1970s. He cited a 1974 column from George Will suggesting that Reagan was too old to run for president and that Reagan...
  • Hated textbook gets Reagan’s dark side half right

    02/25/2014 4:14:15 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    Rare ^ | 2-25-14 | Ian Huyett
    Conservative student group Turning Point USA caused a stir last week by posting pages online from a textbook used at the University of South Carolina. The book calls Ronald Reagan “sexist” and says conservatives “take a basically pessimistic view of human nature” — one in which “people are conceived of as being corrupt.” Several avowed conservatives balked not just at the negative portrayal of Reagan but also at the idea that the conservative persuasion contains a measure of pessimism. On this point, the textbook is right and they are wrong. Russell Kirk was the man credited by William F. Buckley...
  • GARRY KASPAROV: I'D STILL BE A SOVIET CITIZEN IF OBAMA HAD BEEN PRESIDENT INSTEAD OF REAGAN

    02/24/2014 8:14:04 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Breitbart Big Peace ^ | February 24,2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    On February 22nd, former world chess champion and political activist Garry Kasparov intimated that if Barack Obama had been president instead of Ronald Reagan, the Soviet Union would still exist. Kasparov was born in the Soviet Union in 1963. He is a renowned chess player, a human rights defender, and an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Lenin. On February 22nd he tweeted: "I've said it before, but if Barack Obama had been president instead of Ronald Reagan, I'd still be a Soviet Citizen."
  • Ronald Reagan Quote

    02/21/2014 6:02:26 PM PST · by Innovative · 72 replies
    2003 | Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan on the importance of political compromise (in his own words) An American Life (his autobiography) | 8/7/03 | Ronald Reagan Posted on ‎8‎/‎7‎/‎2003‎ ‎2‎:‎05‎:‎04‎ ‎PM by Diddle E. Squat "When I began entering into the give and take of legislative bargaining in Sacramento, a lot of the most radical conservatives who had supported me during the election didn't like it. "Compromise" was a dirty word to them and they wouldn't face the fact that we couldn't get all of what we wanted today. They wanted all or nothing and they wanted it all at once. If you don't...
  • textbook claims Reagan was sexist, Conservatives view people as incapable of ‘charity,’ ‘lazy’

    02/19/2014 7:00:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Champion News.net ^ | Feb 16, 2014 | Charlie Kirk
    President’s Day: University textbook claims Reagan was sexist, Conservatives view people as incapable of ‘charity,’ ‘lazy’ February 16, 2014 by Charlie Kirk University of South Carolina textbook has one student whistleblower outraged over its accusations that President Ronald Reagan was sexist and conservatives view people as incapable of “charity” and “lazy.” The textbook, obtained by Turning Points USA Founder Charlie Kirk, was authored by Karen K. Kirst-Ashman and used for the three credit course “Introduction to Social Work Profession and Social Welfare.”
  • College textbook paints Ronald Reagan as sexist, conservatives as pessimists

    02/17/2014 2:37:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/17/2014
    The authors of a textbook used at University of South Carolina earned an 'F' in Ronald Reagan 101, according to several conservative Gamecock students. “Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives” portrays the 40th president as a sexist who was insensitive to minorities and whose main accomplishments were cutting taxes, jacking up defense spending and "slashing" social programs. The book states that conservatives like Reagan "take a pessimistic view of human nature.” “I was absolutely shocked and was tempted to throw the book away,” Anna Chapman, 19, a sophomore majoring in political science, told FoxNews.com. “I would...
  • President’s Day: University textbook claims Reagan was sexist...

    02/17/2014 1:47:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | February 16, 2014 | Caleb Bonham, Editor-in-chief
    •Insinuates Reagan was sexist, failed to appoint women to positions of power. •Mandated reading claims wealthy people "find that having a social class of poor people is useful," it "allows them to look down on classes below them.”A University of South Carolina textbook has one student whistleblower outraged over its accusations that President Ronald Reagan was sexist and conservatives view people as incapable of “charity” and "lazy." The textbook, obtained by Turning Points USA Founder Charlie Kirk, was authored by Karen K. Kirst-Ashman and used for the three credit course “Introduction to Social Work Profession and Social Welfare.” The mandated...
  • The Briefcase Returns to End Our Obamanomic Malaise: Boom-Chuck-A-Luck-A

    02/17/2014 7:29:51 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-17-2014 | MOTUS
    Big Guy went to Sunnylands, the former Annenberg estate at Rancho Mirage, last week to command the oceans to recede faster in order to end California’s drought caused by global warming. He also called for more federal dollars for a "climate resilience fund" to pay for “research, preparation and infrastructure to deal with extreme weather and new conditions associated with shifts in the weather” (also known as “seasons”).“Yeah, I need about a billion dollars for snowplows in California.Know anybody who can do that?”It’s all part of his "Climate Action Plan" that Big Guy unveiled last summer, and if Congress won’t...
  • Reagan's Roadmap to Victory

    02/14/2014 9:01:44 AM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 14, 2014 | Herbert E. Meyer
    Reagan's Roadmap to Victory11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative by Paul Kengor, Beaufort Books, 133 pages, $16.95Do you miss President Reagan?  Do you smile every time you see a film clip of our 40th    president on some television show?  And do you lunge for the remote control and flip from Fox News to a movie channel every time one of the current Republican would-be presidents starts to say something so weird, so clumsy, so blindingly stupid you'd think he was actually trying to help Hillary get elected? Treat yourself to a copy of 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative, by...
  • Reagan on Religious Tolerance

    02/10/2014 7:48:08 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2-10-14 | Paul Kengor
    Every conservative by now should have noticed that February has become Ronald Reagan Month for Republicans. The man’s birthday was last week, February 6, the forerunner to Lincoln’s birthday (February 12), Washington’s birthday (February 22), and President’s Day (February 17). Throughout the nation, county and statewide Republican groups have been changing their longtime annual Lincoln Day dinners into Reagan Day dinners. I’m speaking on Reagan multiple times this month, including at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, where we’re releasing (pardon the plug) my new book that endeavors to answer the question “What is a Reagan conservative?” Thus, this...
  • Berlin Wall Anniversary/"Rockin' the Wall" in your town

    02/10/2014 6:12:49 AM PST · by LS · 4 replies
    This November is the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall falling. We completed a film called "Rockin' the Wall" about music's part in bringing down the wall, featuring interviews with witnesses from behind the Iron Curtain, policy analysts, historians, and musicians, from the Doors, Quiet Riot, Toto, Vanilla Fudge, and so on. Beginning around October 1, we will be doing a limited national theatrical release and can bring the film for a one-night-only screening to your town! These screenings usually have a number of people who lived under communism come out and tell their stories. Please freepmail me if you...
  • Nevada to get Mount Reagan?

    02/08/2014 5:59:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/07/14 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) on Thursday introduced legislation naming a 4,000-foot peak in his home state "Mount Reagan" after former President Reagan. Heck's bill was introduced on Reagan's birthday, and supports an effort by the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project (RRLP) to name the peak after the former president. "He left America stronger, freer, and safer than the day he became President," Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform and chairman of the RRLP, said last year. "Adding his name to the short list of great American presidents who have mountains named after them is an honor richly deserved." Heck's...
  • RONALD REAGAN: a Portrait in Courage

    02/06/2014 7:29:55 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Dutch would have been 103 today... Ronald Reagan's well-sorted views regarding the USSR, communism, and the then-emerging Cold War were initially formed by his own personal experiences in the Hollywood labor strike in the Fall of 1946.  According to author Peter Schweizer's (Reagan's War) research of Soviet archives, the Hollywood strike's leader - pugnacious rabble-rouser Herb Sorrell- was directly funded by the American Communist Party and received operational help/strategy from Soviet agents. Sorrell was head of the Conference of Studio Unions (CSU), and the goal was nothing less than (communist) control of the Hollywood film industry. He had said at the...
  • SPECIAL REPORT-Return of the Reagan Revolution: GOP outsiders out-finance the insiders.

    02/04/2014 4:26:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 4, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord, former Reagan WH political director
    he Reagan Revolution is back. In fact, as documented side-by-side on the front page of the New York Times — on the Sunday before the February 6 celebration of Reagan’s 101st birthday no less — the Reagan Revolution is not just alive but thriving. Ironically, one story was about The Why. The other story was about The Results of The Why. The first Times headline put it this way in describing The Why: Law Doesn’t End Revolving Door on Capitol Plenty of Exemptions Ex-Aides Find Ways to Rapidly Begin New Lobbying Jobs The first paragraph of this story began this...
  • I’M AN AMERICAN, A REAGAN REPUBLICAN.. Yep.. TO MY BONES!

    01/30/2014 7:19:01 PM PST · by carlo3b · 11 replies
    I’M AN AMERICAN, A REAGAN REPUBLICAN.. Yep.. TO MY BONES! This is what it means to me! I believe our Government has become the problem, not the Solution to anything except those vitally important issues clearly outlined in our Founding Documents, THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and OUR BILL OF RIGHTS.. Those originating documents have withstood the test of time, with the self-correcting tools within to adapt to the changing times, social norms, global influences, and technology, while maintaining the simple truths so clearly outlined in its Preamble; “We the People of the United States, in Order...
  • January 20, 1981 - Reagan Inaugurated, Hostages Released by Iran

    01/20/2014 8:26:56 AM PST · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 20, 2014 | Ray76
    Today in History: Ronald Reagan inaugurated and Iran released the hostages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hOaGH3QOx9g#t=569
  • On TCM Wednesday: Ronald Reagan in "Brother Rat And A Baby" and "John Loves Mary"

    01/19/2014 4:21:49 PM PST · by opineapple · 7 replies
    Brother Rat And A Baby (1940) Wednesday, January 22 at 07:15 AM (ET) Starring Ronald Reagan, Priscilla Lane, and Eddie Albert Three naval cadets graduate and help each other find jobs. Brother Rat And A Baby, TCM John Loves Mary Wednesday, January 22 at 02:15 PM (ET) Starring Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal, and Jack Carson A World War II veteran's marriage of convenience threatens his real wedding plans. John Loves Mary, TCM
  • Former Reagan Spokesman Larry Speakes Dies at 74

    01/10/2014 4:13:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Emily Wagster Pettus
    Larry Speakes, who spent six years as acting press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, died Friday in his native Mississippi. He was 74. Speakes died at home in Cleveland, Miss., where he had lived the past several years. Bolivar County Coroner Nate Brown said Speakes had Alzheimer's disease.
  • Jennings & Koppel et al. on Reagan 1987

    01/08/2014 2:18:07 PM PST · by dogbowl · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 23, 1987 | Jennings/Koppel Report: Memo to the Future
    Found this premature parting shot at the Reagan years. Something to reference as the Obama years wind down. More info here: http://www.paleycenter.org/collection/item/?item=T87:0227 Featuring statements by Walter Mondale, William F. Buckley, Jr., Malcolm Forbes, Isaac Asimov, Ellen Goodman, Alvin Toffler, Patrick Buchanan, Edward Teller, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Steve Allen, Milton Friedman, Andrew Young, Carl Sagan, George Will, Betty Friedan, Jesse Jackson, A. Bartlett Giamatti, Charles Krauthammer, Theodore Hesburgh, Jeane Kirkpatrick, and Mark Russell.
  • Time for some Campaignin': Equality. Let’s “spread it around.”

    01/07/2014 7:37:22 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-7-2014 | MOTUS
      “Look, the president needs to find an issue to campaign on. This is what he's good at. He's really good at campaigning. Maybe not governing.” Because of the fog of governing. Or something. Yeah, maybe he’s not; good at governing I mean. Funny it took so long for anyone to notice though. The Natural Hey, I’ve got an idea for a campaign issue! How about income equality? Big Guy and his handlers love to talk about it and anything that includes “equality” is always a winner with the peeps-who-vote-twice crowd. As well as the true believers Maybe we could...
  • From Nixon to Paul Ryan: How right-wing radicals deceive America (Laff riot)

    01/06/2014 11:27:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | January 6, 2014 | Paul Rosenberg
    By shifting the spectrum of debate, here's how America's rightward march has been normalized throughout history. From Nixon to Reagan to Gingrich to Bush to Paul Ryan and Chris Christie today, leaders who’ve shifted America to the right have been aided by moderating misrepresentations. In the case of Reagan, it was not just the man, but conservatism itself that received the flattering reinterpretation. That was a difference that mattered; it goes to the heart of why Reagan is the American right’s touchstone. But the more general process of misrepresenting and reinterpreting increasingly radical ideological figures as if they were normal,...
  • Why Pollard Will Die in Prison

    01/05/2014 9:39:03 PM PST · by tedbel · 53 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Jan 6/14 | David Turner
    I have chosen a provocative title for this article because nearing his fourth decade in prison for a crime all others similarly charged see freedom within four years, Jonathan Pollard is no more likely to be freed under Barak Obama than under George W. Bush before him or Bill Clinton before him. From today it seems no exaggeration that, barring a miracle, a young and idealistic American Jew who chose to spy for Israel will be forced to pay the ultimate price for his decision. Jonathan Pollard had serious medical conditions at the time of his arrest in his twenties....
  • John Hinckley’s greater freedom doesn’t worry south suburban chief he shot

    12/29/2013 5:42:43 AM PST · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 29 dec 2013 | Stefano Esposito
    The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981 now has a federal judge’s permission to spend more days each month outside a mental health hospital than in it. Does that worry Tim McCarthy, who took one of John Hinckley Jr.’s bullets in the chest? “Not in the slightest,” says McCarthy, the former U.S. Secret Service agent who has been Orland Park’s police chief since 1994. “Maybe it should be the other way around . . . I’m still in law enforcement. I have no reason to fear him. I had no reason to fear him then and...
  • Ronald Reagan On "Firing Line" July 6, 1967

    12/25/2013 10:24:10 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 27 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | July 6, 1967 | Ronald Reagan
    On Fox News now, at 12:12 am Thursday Dec 26, 2013, Ronald Reagan On "Firing Line" July 6, 1967.Firing Line, Hosted by Charles Krauthammer He created groundbreaking & award winning television. Now, a special rebroadcast of William F. Buckley’s powerful interview with Ronald Regan!