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  • Hillary’s from the Government, and She’s Here to Help You

    10/16/2017 6:16:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” — Ronald Reagan How tone-deaf is Hillary Clinton? There she was on CNN yesterday, sounding like a bad parody of Ronald Reagan’s famous line. Appearing on Fareed Zakaria’s show, Hillary said: “The real threat to your future is a government that doesn’t care about you.” View the video here.
  • Why the Jelly Belly Factory Has a Shrine to Ronald Reagan

    10/14/2017 10:11:19 AM PDT · by Trillian · 10 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | October 12, 2017 | Shelby Pope
    There’s plenty to do at the Jelly Belly factory, located at 1 Jelly Belly Lane in Fairfield, California. After donning a mandatory paper hat, you can take a tour, peering over a guardrail at the factory floor as machines crank out endless flats of colorful jelly beans. Afterwards, line up for your free sample of one of their dozens of flavors—you can even try the weird ones, like earwax and vomit. Peckish? Don’t miss the cafe, where you can enjoy a bean-shaped pizza or burger. But whatever you do at the factory, you’ll be watched over by the presence of...
  • Is Trump the Heir to Reagan?

    10/13/2017 5:56:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    Three decades ago, as communications director in the White House, I set up an interview for Bill Rusher of National Review. Among his first questions to President Reagan was to ask him to assess the political importance of Barry Goldwater. Said Reagan, "I guess you could call him the John the Baptist of our movement." I resisted the temptation to lean in and ask, "Sir, if Barry Goldwater is John the Baptist, who would that make you?" What brings the moment back is Laura Ingraham's new book: "Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump." Thesis:...
  • US supercarrier to dock in Hong Kong before joint drills in shadow of North Korea crisis

    10/02/2017 10:10:51 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    SCMP ^ | 01 October, 2017 | Laura Zhou
    US supercarrier to dock in Hong Kong before joint drills in shadow of North Korea crisis USS Ronald Reagan may test inter-Korean maritime limit in exercises with South Korean navy A US supercarrier is set to make a port call in Hong Kong this week before heading to waters near the Korean peninsula for a joint naval drill amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. The visit by the USS Ronald Reagan, the biggest US warship based in Asia, will be the first by an American carrier in two years – Beijing turned down a Hong Kong port call request...
  • 1992 NAB - Ex-President Reagan's Glass Statue Broken

    09/14/2017 5:00:08 PM PDT · by mairdie · 21 replies
    The NAB TV package showing Ex-President Reagan being hit by the glass shards when he is attacked at the podium.
  • Peter Bart: Ronald Reagan Would Have Hated Donald Trump’s Narcissistic Rag [Major Vomit Alert]

    08/31/2017 7:37:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 31, 2017 | Peter Bart
    The mounting intensity of Donald Trump’s war on the press confounds news veterans like me who remember Trump’s history as a media whore. During my 20 years as editor-in-chief of Variety, I knew Trump as an avid self-publicist who frantically sought loftier standing on Hollywood’s power pyramid. But here’s the rub: My perspective on Trump is shaped by my earlier relationship with another icon who also yearned to leverage showbiz fame into political power. Assigned to cover Ronald Reagan’s first gubernatorial campaign for The New York Times, I had an inside seat to observe how a vastly different style of...
  • What We Need Here Is More Sand

    08/18/2017 5:32:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-17-17 | MOTUS
    THINGS WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER: Nature Consider this update on the cottage-eating sand dune near Lake Michigan that I reported on last month.  The cottage the sand dune swallowed in April, left, the threatened cottage, right.Man may not be able to dictate to mother nature, but government sure can. From the Detroit Free Press: Now, the state of Michigan has ordered the Dresslers to stop their latest effort to save the remaining summer home from destruction: The sand is protected as a "critical dune area," so trucking it away is forbidden. "They're killing us," said David Dressler, 58. "I'm...
  • Here's Ronnie!

    07/18/2017 10:56:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    "The more things change, the more they stay the same."(French proverb) While scanning YouTube videos, I came across an appearance by Ronald Reagan on "The Tonight Show," hosted by Johnny Carson. The year was 1975 and Reagan was "between jobs," having left office as governor of California, where he served for eight years, but not yet president. He would challenge Gerald Ford for the Republican nomination in 1976, barely losing at the nominating convention, but setting himself up for what would be a successful run in 1980. What fascinates about Reagan's appearance with Carson is how little has changed in...
  • Happy Ice Cream Day

    07/16/2017 5:22:34 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-16-17 | MOTUS
    In 1984 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month. He also established National Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in July. In honor of this awesome holiday I think we should eat ice cream all day long. Here’s a suggested menu. Breakfast: waffles (with coffee ice cream and chocolate syrup)Lunch: ice cream paniniMid-afternoon snack: ice cream coneLate afternoon pick-me-up: Iced mocha (made with ice cream of course)Dinner: Ice cream casserole:Dessert: Banana splitKeep it small: you don’t want to overindulgeNightcap: your choice – a Hummer (invented in Detroit) Kahlua, rum, ice cream, a blender – what could...
  • Ronald Reagan Speaks Out on Socialized Medicine - Audio

    07/02/2017 2:31:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    Ronald Reagan speaks out on Socialized Medicine, circa 1961. Audio file.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYrlDlrLDSQ&feature=youtu.be  
  • Reagan Derangement Syndrome Is Alive and Well

    06/28/2017 6:05:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | June 28, 2017 | Kyle Smith
    To believe, in the 1980s, that Ronald Reagan was going to blow up the world may have been merely peculiar. To believe so today is a symptom of raging Reagan Derangement Syndrome. And yet here we are, with The Reagan Show, a new documentary rehashing the paranoid style of Reaganography, set for limited theatrical release on June 30 and video-on-demand release shortly thereafter. The continuing popularity of President Reagan is a source of profound irritation and unease to liberals. To assuage their pain, they have gone back to their initial rationalization for how Reagan became so beloved: He cheated. Though...
  • When the Berlin Wall Began to Crack

    06/16/2017 8:09:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2017 | Suzanne Fields
    BERLIN -- Thirty years ago this week, President Ronald Reagan stood at a lectern in what was then West Berlin, framed by the Brandenburg Gate behind him. Through a thick sheet of bulletproof glass, he gazed at the ugly concrete symbol of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and uttered the most famous words of his presidency to Mikhail Gorbachev, the leader of the Soviet empire. "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," he said. This was no mere rhetorical flourish. He was passionately and morally offended by the "evil empire." The Wall Museum in Berlin celebrates the occasion with a...
  • Congressional Shooter Loved Bernie, Hated ‘Racist’ Republicans, and Beat His Daughter

    06/14/2017 6:35:56 PM PDT · by Stopthethreat · 33 replies
    Hodgkinson had a history of violence that did not rise to the level to prohibit him from legally owning a firearm. He was the foster father of at least two girls. The first, Wanda Ashley Stock, 17, committed suicide in 1996 by pouring gasoline on herself and setting herself on fire after a few months of living with the Hodgkinsons, the Belleville News-Democrat reports. The Hodgkinsons gave an interview to the paper after her suicide, calling her a “very practical, level-headed girl.”
  • Pope John Paul II’s Mother Rejected Doctor’s Abortion Suggestion

    05/19/2017 6:03:56 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 05.17.17 | Maria Gallagher
    A champion of life—that title expertly captures the work and legacy of Pope John Paul II. More than a decade after his death, the author of Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) remains one of the greatest heroes of the pro-life movement, respected by people of all faiths and all walks of life.The story of Pope John Paul II’s life is filled with suspense, heroism, and intrigue. What is particularly striking is the number of times during the course of his long life, he escaped death. His life hung in the balance when he was hit by a vehicle in...
  • Bulgarian Capital Unveils Statue of Ronald Reagan to Honor his Victory Over Communism

    05/19/2017 9:48:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    yaf.org ^ | May 10, 2017 | Spencer Brown
    A marble nine-foot monument of President Ronald Reagan is set to be unveiled May 10 in Bulgaria’s capital city of Sofia. The monument, which transpired with key input and advice from Young America’s Foundation and the Reagan Ranch, was erected in order to honor President Reagan’s critical contribution to the country’s liberation from communism. The ceremony honoring Ronald Reagan will take place at the entrance to Sofia’s famed South Park, one of the largest green spaces in the city. -snip “Ronald Reagan was not only committed to ensuring freedom in the US, but also to advancing freedom across the globe....
  • USS Ronald Reagan Departs for Sea Trials (** Second carrier group active near North Korea)

    05/08/2017 9:09:06 AM PDT · by OldGuard1 · 10 replies
    Navy.mil ^ | 5/8/2017 9:15:00 AM | Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Greg Johnson
    PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) May 7. Ronald Reagan's crew shifted colors at 11:54 a.m. and made way to conduct sea trials in the final phase of the ship's selective restricted availability (SRA) maintenance period, which began January 10. "I am extremely proud of the Reagan crew's accomplishments up to this point of our SRA period," said Capt. Buzz Donnelly, commanding officer. "We are all looking forward to completing sea trials and returning to operations in the 7th Fleet." During sea trials, Ronald Reagan's...
  • Ronald Reagan's Lesson for President Trump

    04/30/2017 11:01:07 AM PDT · by drewh · 5 replies
    Newsbsuters/Media Research Center ^ | May 1 2017 ast | Graham and Bozell
    It's something most conservatives a year ago would not have imagined: the opening act of Donald Trump’s agenda in the White House contains a real whiff of Ronald Reagan. To be sure, there's plenty the Reaganites won't like -- talk of trillion-dollar federal building campaigns, taxing business at the border, etc. -- but there's plenty to applaud as well. He’s proposing dramatic across-the-board tax cuts. That’s Reaganesque. He’s reasserting American strength and resolve in response to the dictators who rattle sabers at America. That’s Reaganesque. He’s appointing judges and Supreme Court justices that follow the Constitution instead of acting like...
  • Three US Aircraft Carriers Directed Toward South Korean Shores

    04/17/2017 12:06:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 96 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 17.04.2017
    Three US Aircraft Carriers Directed Toward South Korean Shores Amid mounting tensions in the East Asia, the Pentagon has directed three US aircraft carriers toward the Korean Peninsula, South Korean media reported quoting governmental sources. TOKYO (Sputnik) — Three US aircraft carriers, USS Carl Vinson, USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz, will enter the Sea of Japan next week, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing a South Korean government source. Washington and Seoul are discussing joint drills, which will include the three aircraft carriers, with USS Carl Vinson expected to enter the Sea of Japan by April 25 and other ships...
  • Ronald Reagan reminds us what we're up against

    The taxpayer – that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take a civil-service exam. Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. Millions of individuals making their own decisions in the marketplace will always allocate resources better than any centralized government planning process. How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin....
  • CPAC-ACU: Trump's Cabinet the most conservative, surpassing Reagan

    02/23/2017 9:55:00 AM PST · by GonzoII · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/9/17 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump has succeeded in picking the most conservative Cabinet of the modern era, and possibly ever, even besting the team put together by former President Reagan, according to a scorecard from the American Conservative Union, host of the annual CPAC convention. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp told Secrets that Trump's team, made up in part with House and Senate lawmakers graded by the group over the years, has a 91.52 percent conservative rating, significantly surpassing Reagan's by 28 points.