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  • Two of my favorite things about the 80’s in one graphic

    10/20/2014 12:36:06 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 28 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-20-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Back to the Future is by far one of my all-time favorites. When I was in college I would play my (newly purchased) DVD's of the trilogy while I worked on my illustration projects. It helped me keep time on how long I was working on something. For a while I had it all practically memorized.
  • Who has the Courage to Topple Today's Berlin Walls?

    10/09/2014 8:42:22 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Oct. 10, 2014 | Brad Lips
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  • Rockin' the Wall will be in FL this week!

    10/06/2014 9:48:24 AM PDT · by LS · 1 replies
    self ^ | 10/6/2014 | LS
    Our film tour continues in central and west FL this week. I'll be in Winter Garden, Friday, 10/10 at the Garden Theatre, then at Ave Maria University on Saturday. The film is free, so come on out, bring your copies of "Patriot's History of the United States" or your other books and I'll sign them! Next Tues., 10/14, I'll be in Wheeling, WV at Oglebay Towngate Theater for a screening.
  • Rockin' the Wall at Eureka, Chicago

    10/05/2014 8:00:31 AM PDT · by LS · 10 replies
    self ^ | 10/5/2014 | LS
    Illinois Freepers, I'll be at Eureka College on 10/30 showing our film "Rockin' the Wall," about music's part in bringing down the Iron Curtain. Check with Eureka for the time, but I'm pretty sure the show is free. I'll be there for the Q&A and booksigning. I am scheduled to have the film in Chicago at the Theater for the Arts associated with the Polish American Film Festival on 12/1, but as of now, I'm about two sponsors short of covering all costs there. If you are interested, and can help, let me know. Sponsors get on-screen credit; credit on...
  • Jimmy Carter: If I had gone to war with Iran, I would have beaten Reagan or something

    10/01/2014 7:41:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2014 | Matt Vespa
    Former President Jimmy Carter had some interesting things to say about his 1980 defeat to Ronald Reagan; he could have won if he was more ‘manly,’ or something. Carter admitted that the Iranian hostage crisis, which lasted 444 days, heavily contributed to his defeat. But added that if he had gone to war with Iran, he would have been re-elected (via Washington Examiner): Former President Jimmy Carter claimed Wednesday that he would have been re-elected and beaten Ronald Reagan in 1980 if had been more “manly” in his dealings with Iran.Interviewed by the show “CNBC Meets,” Carter repeated his...
  • The 10th Anniversary of "Patriot's History of the United States"

    10/01/2014 11:36:24 AM PDT · by LS · 8 replies
    Amazon ^ | 10/1/2014 | LS
    Our 10th anniversary edition of "A Patriot's History of the United States: from Columbus's Great Discovery to the Age of Entitlement" is now up on Amazon. Hard to believe it's been 10 years and over a quarter of a million sales, but we welcomed the opportunity to update our book. "Patriot's History" now goes through the entire first Obama term and into 2013. In addition, however, we did a thorough revision, adding the latest scholarship and reassessing where appropriate. For example, *We strengthened the sections on the infiltration of the FDR and Truman administrations by communists. *We added new information...
  • Jimmy Carter says he would have defeated Reagan had he been more 'manly'

    10/01/2014 9:00:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 94 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10-1-14 | Paul Bedard
    Former President Jimmy Carter claimed Wednesday that he would have been re-elected and beaten Ronald Reagan in 1980 if had been more “manly” in his dealings with Iran. Interviewed by the show "CNBC Meets," Carter repeated his belief that the failed mission to free American hostages held in Tehran killed his chances, but then added that had he gone to war, America would have rewarded him with a second term in 1980. “I could've been re-elected if I'd taken military action against Iran, shown that I was strong and resolute and, um, manly and so forth,” said the former president,...
  • Tom Friedman says Reagan had it easy compared to Obama

    09/28/2014 11:53:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The rationalizations for Obama’s failures are already beginning, and Tom Friedman employs the laziest of all strategies, tearing down a great man to make a small man look bigger. In his Sunday column in the New York Times, Friedman makes a number of highly dubious points. These days there is a lot of “if-only-Obama-could-lead-like-Reagan” talk by conservatives. I’ll leave it to historians to figure out years from now who was the better president. On the question of the domestic economy, there can be little doubt. Reagan inherited far higher unemployment and high inflation, and within a year or so had...
  • Mark Levin on 2016: GOP Must Nominate Conservative for First Time Since Ronald Reagan

    09/27/2014 4:32:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Conservative scholar and talk radio host Mark Levin said the GOP is "a party in trouble" that must nominate a bold conservative for president in 2016 if they do not want to get walloped yet again. Speaking at Values Voter Summit on Saturday with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Levin, who is cementing himself as the intellectual godfather for conservatives in the age of Obama, said moderate candidates favored by the establishment and stand for nothing will never appeal to Americans who are hungry for leadership. "It's very, very, important that we nominate a conservative for the first time...
  • In defense of Ted Cruz's 'militaristic pessimism'

    09/24/2014 6:04:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Week ^ | September 24, 2014 | By Matt K. Lewis
    No U.S. lawmaker has better learned the lessons of both the Obama and Bush failures. Reaganesque? America has been screwing up on the foreign policy front for a long time. George W. Bush's efforts to spread democracy were laudable — but quixotic and ill-fated. And Barack Obama's "leading from behind" and"don't do stupid stuff" strategies, which supposedly learned all the right lessons from Bush-era misadventures? These also did not work. So as we head toward a critical presidential election in 2016, what should we be looking for when it comes to foreign policy? The answer is Ted Cruz. Don't laugh...
  • Ronald Reagan Sums Up What He Thinks of the Democrat Platform with an Off-Color Joke

    09/24/2014 10:55:41 AM PDT · by Twotone · 22 replies
    IJReview.com ^ | Unknown | Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan showed why he was legendary on the campaign trail with a humdinger he told before the Republican Governors Club Dinner on October 4, 1988. “Former Congressman Prentiss Walker dropped in on a farm and introduced himself as a Republican candidate,” Reagan began his joke...
  • The American Middle Class Hasn’t Gotten A Raise In 15 Years

    09/22/2014 8:29:16 PM PDT · by Theoria · 30 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | 22 Sept 2014 | Ben Casselman
    In 1988, the typical American adult was 40 years old, white and married, with a high school diploma. If he was a man, he probably worked full time. If she was a woman, she probably didn’t.Twenty-five years later, Americans are older, more diverse and more educated. We are less likely to be married and more likely to live alone. Work is divided more evenly between the sexes. One thing that hasn’t changed? The income of the median U.S. household is still just under $52,000.The government’s release last week of income and poverty data for 2013 brought renewed attention to the...
  • Obama tries Reagan touch on economy, but wages weigh

    09/22/2014 8:07:59 AM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 21, 2014 | Jason, Lange and Roberta Rampton
    President Barack Obama, stumping for the Democrats ahead of November's congressional elections, has twice invoked Ronald Reagan's seminal campaign question: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" Framing the debate like that helped Reagan twice - in 1980 when he beat incumbent Jimmy Carter, and then again in 1984 when he won re-election during an economic upswing.
  • Freepers: Will be showing "Rockin' the Wall" in Atlanta, NC

    09/20/2014 6:32:52 AM PDT · by LS · 5 replies
    self ^ | 9/20/2014 | LS
    Southern Freepers My film "Rockin' the Wall" is on tour in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Here are the Georgia and North Carolina tour dates; Monday, 9/22, we'll be in Atlanta/Marietta at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, 7:00. Tues., 9/23, Asheville, NC, Montreat College, Gaither Chapel, 7:00 Wed., 9/24, Greensboro, NC, Carousel Theatre, 7:00 (free), courtesy of the John Locke Foundation Thurs., 9/25, Raleigh, NC, North Carolina Museum of Natural History, 7:00, (free) courtesy of the John Locke Foundation, and Saturday, 9/27, 2:00 p.m., Western Carolina University, (free) courtesy of the...
  • Obama Outperforms Reagan On Jobs, Growth And Investing

    09/09/2014 9:34:02 PM PDT · by jamndad5 · 56 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sept. 9th 2014 | Adam Hartung
    ”President Reagan has long been considered the best modern economic President. So we compared his performance dealing with the oil-induced recession of the 1980s with that of President Obama and his performance during this ‘Great Recession.’
  • Obama Outperforms Reagan on Jobs, Growth and Investing

    09/07/2014 9:17:08 PM PDT · by Is2C · 62 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/5/2014 | Adam Hartung, Bob Deitrick
    Back in May 2013 the Dow was out of its recession doldrums and hitting new highs. I asked readers if Obama could, economically, be the best modern President? The #1 issue raised by readers was whether the stock market was a good economic barometer for judging “best.” Many complained that the measure they were watching was jobs – and that too many people were still looking for work. To put this week’s jobs report in economic perspective I reached out to Bob Deitrick, CEO of Polaris Financial Partners and author of “Bulls, Bears and the Ballot Box” for some explanation....
  • Rare Reagan Recording: Newly Unearthed Audio From 1976 Chattanooga Visit

    09/02/2014 7:05:04 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 6 replies
    wtvc ^ | 9/2/14 | wtvc staff
    If you've been in the media for a long time, chances are good you may have in your archives a lot of treasures you don't realize you have. That was the case for Ben Cagle and Earl Freudenberg, longtime broadcasters in the Chattanooga area. Ben and Earl were going through old boxes of cassette tapes, and stumbled upon a recording that likely hasn't been heard for almost four decades: the complete speech of former California Governor and future president, Ronald Reagan. The speech was given at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga on May 21st, 1976. "This particular old tape was...
  • Beck: Hillary 'Will Be the Next President of the United States'('Nobody Remembers Reagan')

    09/02/2014 5:36:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | September 2, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) On his Monday show, commentator Glenn Beck made the extraordinary prediction that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be elected president in the 2016 election. According to Beck, that prediction is based upon a conversation a “friend” of his had with so-called “Hillary people” about the strategy she will employ in the 2016 campaign. “They said, ‘The right is so stupid. They just don’t get it. You guys are going to all be fighting on Benghazi and everything else, and here’s what Hillary is going to do: ‘Do you remember when America was good? Do you remember when...
  • The president who is uninterested in other people

    09/01/2014 11:10:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 31, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Some time ago I contrasted the reaction a conservative would get if he were in the same room with the two most consequential politicians of the 1990s, Bill Clinton and Rudy Giuliani. If you were in a room with Bill Clinton, he would discover the one issue out of 100 on which you agreed; he would probe you with questions, comments, suggestions; and he would tell you that you enabled him to understand it far better than he ever had before. If you were in a room with Rudy Giuliani, he would discover the one issue out of 100 on...
  • RAHN: Obama’s bad news for blacks (for all those who call you racist)

    08/25/2014 3:36:35 PM PDT · by Baynative · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/26/14 | Richard W. Rahn
    If you knew nothing else about President Obama other than looking at the data, you might conclude that he was insensitive to blacks, given that they have done far worse economically under his administration than Hispanics or whites. What is striking is that the president and his advisers still seem to be clueless about which economic policies work and which don’t work. Despite his (at least for this week) emphasis on the economy, he persists in being the anti-Reagan, with anti-growth policies. In his speech Wednesday in Illinois, the president came up with no new pro-growth proposals, just more of...
  • California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections

    08/23/2014 6:35:35 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    © 2014 NPR ^ | August 22, 2014 3:32 PM ET | by NANCY SHUTE
    A fungus called Cryptococcus gattii can cause life-threatening infections, especially in people with compromised immune systems. One-third of AIDS-related deaths are thought to be caused by the fungus. But though people in Southern California have been getting sick from C. gatti for years, nobody knew how.... C. gattii from three trees, Canary Island pine, New Zealand pohutukawa and American sweet gum, matched almost exactly with C. gattii from infected patients. And the tree samples matched not just those from recent patients but from people who were sick 10 to 12 years ago. Thus this strain of C. gattii has been...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-21 : President Obama's Golf: The Real Problem

    08/20/2014 4:04:25 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 25 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-21 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 21, 2014 Newt Gingrich : President Obama's Golf: The Real Problem ===================================================== A lot of people have commented on and made fun of the frequency of President Obama’s golfing. The more I watched President Obama, however, the more I concluded the problem was what was not happening between golf rounds. Two earlier presidents, Eisenhower and Reagan, golfed frequently but their presidencies were stunningly successful. The difference seemed to be that Eisenhower and Reagan were really effective when they weren't golfing. President Eisenhower was a very serious golfer who had been a varsity football player at West Point. Eisenhower...
  • Vanity: Finding Reagan Responses To Terrorism

    08/20/2014 1:16:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 17 replies
    Kind of a Freeper Challenge! Find the best Ronald Reagan responses to terrorism! His address to Gaddaffi was great! But I know he had several where he "called a spade a spade" This is response to the loser in chief's response today to the beheading of an American.
  • Book Inflaming the American Right—Invisible Bridge: Fall of Nixon & Rise of Reagan by Rick Perlstein

    08/17/2014 6:33:39 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 17 Aug 2014 | Tim Stanley
    <p>To understand the roots of the Perlstein controversy, you have to go back to his first book. Before the Storm (2001) told the story of Barry Goldwater’s radical Republican campaign for the presidency in 1964 – an effort infamously summarised by Goldwater’s assertion that “extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice”. Perlstein’s book was different from all that came before because it was free of authorial voice, letting the protagonists speak for themselves for the first time. Liberals praised his research; conservatives loved his open-mindedness. It seemed that Perlstein had invented an apolitical way of writing political history.</p>
  • May the government try John Hinckley for James Brady’s murder?

    08/09/2014 2:15:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Washington Post's The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | August 8, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    The death of James Brady, President Ronald Reagan’s press secretary, at age 73 earlier this week has been ruled a homicide by a medical examiner. Brady was injured during an attempt on Reagan’s life in 1981. Let’s assume that the government can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that, but for the shooting, Brady would have lived longer (pretty much the legal test for causation in this sort of situation). Could the shooter, John Hinckley Jr., be tried for murdering Brady, even though he has already been tried for attempting to kill Brady, and found not guilty by reason of insanity?...
  • Mark Levin: Michael Savage is a “mouthpiece” for Vladimir Putin

    08/08/2014 5:06:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    On Wednesday, Michael Savage interviewed Professor Stephen Cohen concerning US provocations in Ukraine…. He will…confirm my suspicion…that it is not Russia that is the aggressor, but the United States and the EU. Levin, who follows Savage on WABC, accused Savage of serving as a pro-Russian “mouthpiece”… "It’s amazing to me. There’s a handful of mouthpieces out there who trash Reagan, who trash Lincoln, and defend Putin! Really kinda sick, if you think about it. " (SNIP) Despite all evidence to the contrary, Levin continues to deny George Soros’ involvement in the funding of right-wing neo-Nazis behind the overthrow of the...
  • James Brady's Death Was a Homicide, Medical Examiner Rules

    08/08/2014 3:28:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    WRC-TV ^ | August 8, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The death of James Brady -- President Ronald Reagan's press secretary who was wounded in the attempt on Reagan's life in March 1981 -- was a homicide, the medical examiner for the Northern District of Virginia ruled Friday. The medical examiner said Brady died as a result of the grievous injuries he suffered 33 years ago, which means that gunman John Hinckley Jr. could be charged with Brady's murder. Brady was 73 when he died earlier this week. He had been partially paralyzed and in a wheelchair since the assassination attempt, and his speech was slurred. He used his own...
  • Updating the Reagan v. Obama Economic Rout: Comparing economic legacies after 6 years of incumbency

    08/06/2014 9:13:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/06/2014 | Tom Blumer
    The Hill reported last week that President Obama wants to “pivot to his economic legacy.” Specifically, “the White House hopes to ride the wave of an economic recovery to improve Obama’s approval numbers over the final two years of his presidency, setting up a possible Democratic successor at the White House.” If The Hill’s Amie Parnes and Peter Schroeder had submitted their writeup to The Onion, they would have gladly run it.Unfortunately for the president, one good quarter — assuming it even survives subsequent revisions, and especially following a quarter of contraction which was originally reported as positive before...
  • The Insiders: Ted Cruz is burning bridges in Washington. Does it matter?

    08/05/2014 7:14:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Lately, I had been thinking about writing a piece asking the question of whether Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is more like the late Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) or if he is more like President Ronald Reagan. For those of you who don’t remember — or who weren’t born yet — the irascible Helms served in the Senate from 1973-2003. He was well known for his independent streak, and he was certainly not shy about ignoring the will of Senate leaders when he did not see things their way. Some of his stubborn pursuits and lonely battles in the Senate are...
  • Patriot's History/Rockin' the Wall Tour update

    08/05/2014 5:54:14 AM PDT · by LS · 2 replies
    LS ^ | 8/5/2014 | LS
    This fall is the 10th anniversary of the publication of A Patriot's History of the United States, and is also the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I'm doing a kind of national book/film tour combining the two, in which we show our film "Rockin' the Wall" and then either do a reception or separate booksigning event. You can see the trailer for "Rockin' the Wall" at www.rockinthewallstudios.com under Projects: Completed. You can also see our full schedule there, which includes LA, Phoenix, Cincy, Raleigh, central FL, Atlanta and more than a dozen other venues. If you...
  • Former White House Press Secretary James Brady Dead at 73

    08/04/2014 11:18:31 AM PDT · by matt04 · 62 replies
    Former White House Press Secretary James Brady, who was famously shot during the attempt on then-President Ronald Reagan's life in 1981, has died. He was 73. "Jim touched the lives of so many and has been a wonderful husband, father, friend and role model," his family said in a statement. "We are enormously proud of Jim's remarkable accomplishments - before he was shot on the fateful day in 1981 while serving at the side of President Ronald Reagan and in the days, months and years that followed. Jim Brady's zest for life was apparent to all who knew him, and...
  • James Brady, White House press secretary under Reagan, dies

    08/04/2014 10:53:08 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 48 replies
    James Brady, who served as White House press secretary under President Ronald Reagan, has died, Fox News has learned. He was 73.
  • Question: Who endorsed/supported Bush in the 1980 primary?

    07/31/2014 4:48:31 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 42 replies
    My brain | 07/31/2014 | thetallguy24
    I have been trying to find out if there's a list out there of the people, especially those still in power today, who endorsed Bush over Reagan in 1980.
  • A Brief History Of Mental Illness

    07/30/2014 12:40:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-30-2014 | Bill Whittle
    In this searing and personal Firewall, Bill Whittle talks about his Brief History of Mental Illness, how he managed to avoid going Full Progressive, the famous author who helped bring him back to sanity, and asks the fundamental question: "What if I'm wrong?"
  • PM of Australia Reganesque politician?

    07/29/2014 4:04:30 AM PDT · by se99tp
    CCD Report ^ | July 27, 2014 | B.G.
    Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbot said words, which convey truth that was until that day rejected in West and censored in East. Like Reagan over thirty years ago, Prime Minister Abbott reminded about the boundary between the good and evil in a public life:...
  • President Reagan welcomes PSU Football [1987 video]

    07/27/2014 9:35:31 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 1987 | abc news
    youtube link here as well
  • KFI TIM CONWAY SHOW: Great Reagan anecdote from cadet at fundraiser

    07/23/2014 8:50:17 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    kfi ^ | 7-2014
    Because the Kenyan squatter is in town, Tim Conway show was discussing fundraisers. Callers, who have attended fundraisers, were phoning in and telling what happens at the events. Here is the best anecdote. A young cadet from Cal State Fullerton was there with other cadets as part of the Honor Guard. When Reagan greeted them, he asked the cadet his name and was open to a question from him. The cadet said, "Can I ask anything?" The President said he could. So the cadet said (paraphrasing) - Cadet - Mr. President, do you remember when you were doing a sound...
  • Wow, great Ronald Reagan story on Tim Conway Jr. Show just now.

    07/23/2014 8:23:51 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 4 replies
    KFI 640 am Los Angeles ^ | 07/23/14 | Self
    Since O is back in town, Timmy was asking his audience if anyone had ever been to one of these costly meet and greet fundraisers and met any of our Presidents. I'm going in and out of the room with the radio on, so I didn't catch the beginning of this one call, but the woman had been to one for Ronald Reagan. When she got her chance for the quick one-on--one moment with President Reagan, she asked him about the recent time when, at a sound check for a public event, he made that crack about dropping the bombs...
  • Compare and contrast- Obama vs Reagan (videos)

    07/18/2014 10:03:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    YouTube.com | 7-18-2014 | vanity
    Here’s our current President talking about the (apparent) Russian attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: (Longer version so you can really get the full effect.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u69nOm-6esHere’s President Ronald Reagan talking about the Russian attack on Korean Airlines Flight KAL-007: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VA4W1wDMAk
  • Megyn Kelly Gets Her History Wrong

    07/18/2014 9:07:56 AM PDT · by 7thson · 48 replies
    Anyone catch Megyn Kelly last night? She led with the shot down airliner. Whem mentioning the 1983 Korean plane that was shot down, she stated "accidently shot down by the Russians." Two things wrong - One - the Reagan administration had the goods and played the recording at the UN. The Soviets knew it was a civilian aircraft and shot it down anyway. Nothing accidental about it. Two - she can't even say Soviets. President Reagan did not say Russians - he said Soviets. What is wrong with these people?
  • Two Presidents Address The Downing of a Civilian Airliner: Compare and Contrast

    07/18/2014 6:26:54 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-18-2014 | MOTUS
    This is how a 20th century U.S. President addressed the downing of a civilian airliner: This is how a more enlightened 21st century U.S. President addressed the downing of a civilian airliner:“It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy.”Translation:“Why can’t I just eat my waffle?”BO’s well crafted 38 second response was completely pragmatic: after all, the plane had already crashed and burned. So what difference, at this point, does it make?America evolving: Open all night . And by open, I mean “OPEN.”Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror
  • (reprise) DFU SONG: Where Have All the Cowboys Gone (where has Ronald Reagan gone?)

    07/17/2014 7:57:17 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    FR ^ | orig 2009 | DFU
    We need this man now more than ever. WHERE HAVE ALL THE COWBOYS GONE - MIDI found here
  • Chris Matthews: Reagan Knew The Way Americans Felt After Soviets Downed A Plane in 1983

    07/17/2014 6:36:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me finish tonight with a flashback. From the moment I heard about today's shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine, I remember that 1983 shooting down of a Korean airliner over Soviet airspace (Korean Air Lines Flight 007). Back then, the Soviets, still in a Cold War mindset refused to even admit responsibility for the deliberate murder of 269 passengers including, U.S. Congressman Lawrence McDonald of Georgia who was aboard. Here's how President Reagan reacted: REAGAN: What can we think of a regime that so broadly trumpets its vision of peace and global disarmament and yet...
  • Editorial: Let's see leadership from Palin at JBS Institute event (Quick push-back, pardner!)

    07/16/2014 10:58:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | July 16, 2014 | The Editors
    The John Ben Shepperd Leadership Institute at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin raised some eyebrows Wednesday with the announcement that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be the speaker at its Distinguished Lecture Series event on Feb. 12. For many of our readers, a night with Sarah Palin is a must-attend event. Fortunately for some of those readers, there will not be a four-digit-a-plate price tag to hear the former Republican nominee for vice president. If you are into politics, we would encourage you to make the event at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center on UTPB’s...
  • Extremism in the defense of liberty is still no vice

    07/16/2014 5:25:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2014 | Rick Manning
    "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." —Barry Goldwater The 50th anniversary of Barry Goldwater's clarion call for liberty acceptance speech for the Republican nomination passed this week. In a modern world where politicians talk, but their words are hollow, listening to Goldwater's message a half a century later is like a drink of fresh water. But the words were no less scary to politicians less than a year from President Kennedy's assassination. The establishment Republicans, then known as Rockefeller Republicans, played...
  • Ronald Reagan QUIZ (Moderate)

    07/16/2014 9:57:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Previous (basic) Ronald Reagan quiz -here- ________________________________________________________________ This week's (moderate) quiz: 1. What was President Ronald Reagan's US Secret Service codename?a) Rawhideb) Bonzoc) Beand) Knute 2. During his first term as President, Reagan fired what politically unreliable Secretary of the Interior?a) James Wattb) Donald Reganc) Caspar Weinbergerd) George Schultz 3. At a young age, Ronald Reagan's nickname became "Dutch"- Why?a) He thought Ronald wasn't a name rugged enough for a red-blooded American boy and liked "Dutch" betterb) His father called him "the Dutchman" upon seeing his newborn sonc) Ronald Reagan's family was descended from Dutch ancestryd) Ronald Reagan's family was...
  • Entertainment for an old-fashioned afternoon

    07/09/2014 12:38:16 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 9, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Here's a video of Michael Davis performing at the Ford Theater. Former President Ronald Reagan, Mrs. Reagan and Tip O'Neil and Mrs. O'Neil laughed unreservedly. Watching the video, so did I. It's a refreshingly old-fashioned type of humor. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6mbW-jMtrY&w=640&h=390] Video link
  • “Something there is that doesn't love a wall” – Mending Wall

    07/08/2014 5:53:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-8-2014 | MOTUS
    Ronald Reagan, 1987: “Tear down this wall!” Barack Hussein Obama, 2014: “Tear down this border!” (h/t Greg Gutfeld) Because…we don’t need no stinkin’ wall. Oh sure, there are times when “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall:” Then again, wherever there be cows, "Good fences make good neighbors." With my sincere apologies to Mr. Frost’s sensibilities. If that’s inadequate, Right, Big Guy? Right. Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror 
  • REM's Michael Stipe delayed HIV test to stay out of the, um, Reagan-Bush internment camps

    07/05/2014 10:42:18 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 50 replies
    Cain TV ^ | Monday June 30th, 2014 | Dan Calabrese
    You remember those, right?If you ever wonder where delusional left-wingers get their ideas that what is happening in the world, it's useful to know your history. They didn't just start believing crazy things when George W. Bush won the Florida recount, or when dastardly Republicans started criticizing Barack Obama. They've been this way for a long time.And as is so often the case, the insanity is influenced and often led by figures in pop culture. REM front man Michael Stipe provided a perfect example in a recent statement about why, back in the 1980s, he decided not to get tested...
  • Petition begun to rename Reagan Airport after Tim Howard

    07/02/2014 10:06:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 2, 2014 | Ryan Parker
    Tim Howard may very well be the most popular man in America at this moment. So much so, an official White House petition was started Tuesday night to rename the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport after Howard -- seriously.