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  • Presidential Elections in a Time of Crisis

    11/19/2016 1:44:12 PM PST · by billorites · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 16, 2012 | Rufus Fears, Ph.D
    The late University of Oklahoma historian J. Rufus Fears delivered this talk during the last presidential election. His analysis and comments are particularly applicable in light of recent events and the election of the Donald. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwOo4HAt9BI
  • 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."
  • President Teddy Roosevelt Was Opposed to Muslim Immigration

    10/18/2016 7:35:08 AM PDT · by pinochet · 22 replies
    Teddy Roosevelt wanted to prevent Muslim immigration to America: http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/263879/when-teddy-roosevelt-banned-muslims-america-daniel-greenfield He managed to achieve a ban on Muslim immigration, without violating religious freedom principles. He simply outlawed immigration of people from cultures that practice polygamy, using the precedent that was used to deny Mormon Utah statehood when Mormons practiced polygamy.
  • Hillary Clinton Talks to Dead Eleanor Roosevelt [Deuteronomy 18]

    10/11/2016 9:24:55 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    Christian Forums ^ | January 12, 2016 | Staff
    Bill Clinton and others have blatantly stated that Hillary Clinton speaks directly to and receives counsel from dead people. So Hillary is literally a witch! There is no other name for what she's doing. It's witchcraft (called Necromancy in the Bible). I hope Christians understand how important it is this woman NOT be voted into presidency. While speaking at a dedication ceremony for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in New York City on Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton said his wife "was known to commune" with Eleanor Roosevelt, and that Roosevelt had passed him a message through Hillary...
  • Obama Compares Himself to Roosevelt: 'Conservation Has Been a Cornerstone of My Presidency'

    09/02/2016 10:15:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    cns news ^ | 9/2/16 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - President Obama warned on Thursday that despite his efforts to reduce the effects of climate change, it's "not going to come to an immediate stop." "We know that there is still going to be an inevitable impact as a consequence of rising temperatures. And that means conservation has been a cornerstone of my presidency." Obama even compared himself to President Teddy Roosevelt, as he addressed the 2016 Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders in his home state of Hawaii. "Since taking office, I've protected more than 548 million acres of our lands and waters for our children and our...
  • When Teddy Roosevelt Banned Muslims From America

    08/18/2016 3:19:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    A hundred years ago, Muslims were furious over an immigration bill whose origins lay with advocacy by a headstrong and loudmouthed Republican in the White House. The anti-immigration bill offended the Ottoman Empire, the rotting Caliphate of Islam soon to be defeated at the hands of America and the West, by banning the entry of “all polygamists, or persons who admit their belief in the practice of polygamy.”
  • 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.
  • Who was the first President to issue over 1000 executive orders?

    07/24/2016 12:53:14 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 32 replies
    Answer: Theodore Roosevelt, President #26. It has been said that Obama has racked up more debt than all previous presidents combined, and the same can nearly be said of Theodore Roosevelt with respect to executive orders. The first 112 years of America : 25 Presidents. The first 25 Presidents : 1262 executive orders. Theodore Roosevelt : 1081 executive orders. Keep in mind, Roosevelt didn't even serve two full terms, he was in for 7.5 years. And yes, many of these executive orders were explicitly to do an end-run around congressional authority, just like Obama does. Just like Obama. In which...
  • President Lincoln Creates Yosemite Park, June 30, 1864

    06/30/2016 9:27:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/30/16 | ANDREW GLASS
    On this day in 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed legislation giving the Yosemite Valley and the nearby Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the state of California “upon the express conditions that the premises shall be held for public use, resort and recreation.” Championed by Sen. John Conness (R-Calif.), the so-called Yosemite Grant included the first parkland the federal government ever set aside for preservation and public use. It set a precedent for the creation of Yellowstone as the nation’s first national park in 1872. The legislation to bar commercial development in the park was drafted with the aid of the...
  • Today, June 5, 1933: FDR Ends Gold Standard, Bans Private Ownership of Gold [VIDEO]

    06/05/2016 4:03:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | June 5, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    Prior to the election of AmericaÂ’s longest serving socialist president, our money was backed by gold. Anyone holding our paper currency could demand to exchange it for gold at a set price. In 1913, the gold standard was officially made part of the Federal Reserve and the price of gold was fixed at $20.67 per ounce. The same law mandated that the Federal Reserve kept enough gold on hand to equal 40% of the currency issued at the time.On March 4, 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was sworn into office for the first time. The day after his inauguration, Roosevelt closed...
  • Riots, Guns, Bribes: TR's Contested Convention

    04/23/2016 1:07:01 PM PDT · by John W · 6 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 23, 2016 | Geoffrey Cowan
    Would a candidate for president of the United States ever officially condone a riot on the floor of a national convention? Would a candidate actually ever seek to provoke one? Should delegates at a convention be permitted to carry guns? Can supporters of a candidate try to buy delegate votes? Could any of these things happen at a contested Republican Convention this year in Cleveland? It seems unlikely, but there would be precedents. Amazingly, in 1912, when Theodore Roosevelt tried to wrest the nomination from William Howard Taft, there were plans for riots, plenty of guns, and more than a...
  • No, Mr. Roosevelt. What you did was establish American tyranny

    03/22/2016 7:12:03 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    The progressingamerica project exists primarily, for more than any other reason, to show just how dangerous progressivism is. The progressives own history is one of the best weapons we have against these people. Read this, this is Obama. He could have very well said this in our time. Now, my ambition is that, in however small a way, the work I do shall be along the Washington and Lincoln lines. While President I have been President, emphatically; I have used every ounce of power there was in the office and I have not cared a rap for the criticisms of...
  • "World is divided between pagan brutality and the Christian ideal...

    01/30/2016 10:03:08 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 10 replies
    Franklin D. Roosevelt warned at Madison Square Garden, October 28, 1940:"WE GUARD AGAINST the forces of anti-Christian aggression, which may attack us from without." FDR said in a Fireside Chat, April 28, 1942: "THIS GREAT WAR effort must be carried through... It shall not be imperiled by the handful of noisy traitors - betrayers of America, betrayers of Christianity itself." FDR stated at a Campaign event in Brooklyn, New York, November 1, 1940:"THOSE FORCES HATE democracy and Christianity as two phases of the same civilization. They oppose democracy because it is Christian. They oppose Christianity because it preaches democracy." Franklin...
  • Stop The RINO Plague

    01/12/2016 8:42:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/12/16 | Michael D. Shaw
    There have been plenty of articles on this site and elsewhere, explaining why Donald Trump—as the non-politician, not beholden to special interests—has taken such a commanding lead in the polls. Likewise, many Republicans, who are either flat-out liberal, or simply give lip service to conservative values, are being called out as “Republicans In Name Only…RINOs.” At the same time, much less dissension is visible on the Democratic side. Let’s explore this situation, bearing in mind that any elucidation of the RINO phenomenon must acknowledge the “No True Scotsman” fallacy. As such, we must take care to define our terms carefully....
  • When Enemies Infiltrated the White House ( Harry Dexter White and fellow travelers )

    10/21/2015 10:30:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 10, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    How a Soviet mole in FDR's inner circle triggered Pearl Harbor – and its dire relevancy to our conflict today. ... On December 7, 1941, 353 Japanese aircraft delivered a shocking blow .. Nearly seven years later, Harry Dexter White, a senior official in the Roosevelt Administration, appeared to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities . Numerous witnesses, including Whittaker Chambers and Elizabeth Bentley, had implicated White in involvement with the Communist Party and the Soviet Union. ... Harry Dexter White, a Harvard PhD and Assistant Treasury Secretary, had played a major role in creating the World Bank...
  • 1932 and 1944: Two new books shine spotlight on success, failure of FDR

    12/08/2015 7:54:34 AM PST · by statestreet · 12 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | December 8, 2015 | John Bicknell
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt loved to keep secrets. He didn't want the public to know he was bound to a wheelchair, so he went to elaborate lengths to hide his inability to walk on his own. And when he was dying, his doctors hid it from the public. Even Roosevelt himself didn't want to know. Secrets of a different sort lie at the heart of two new books about Roosevelt the candidate and Roosevelt the president, with a special guest appearance by Adolf Hitler, before he became der fuehrer. David Pietrusza's 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR--Two Tales of Politics,...
  • If Obama had been President for Pearl Harbor

    12/06/2015 5:43:36 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | theronniebuss
    What if FDR's speech after Pearl Harbor was given using Obama's attitude?
  • DNC: Anti-Refugee Rhetoric Is Same As Turning Away Jews in 1939

    12/05/2015 11:29:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Democratic National Committee cannot tolerate Republican rhetoric against the Obama administration's Syrian refugee plan. Rejecting these migrants is equal, in Debbie Wasserman Schultz's eyes, to America's turning away Jews in 1939, forcing them back into Nazi territory. "We have seen this movie before. In May 1939, the SS St. Louis left Hamburg, Germany carrying more than 900 passengers, nearly all of them Jewish and seeking refuge in the United States. Our country turned them away, and many who were sent back to mainland Europe were killed in the Holocaust. Instead of learning from that mistake Republican candidates and politicians were...
  • The Bible is the Constitution’s backbone

    10/09/2015 6:17:04 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 1 replies
    http://stevedeace.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | William J. Federer
    During World War I, the thousands to American soldiers heading to France and Belgium were given pocket Bibles with the forward written by President Woodrow Wilson in 1917: “The Bible is the Word of Life. I beg that you will read it and find this out for yourselves, -read, not little snatches here and there, but long passages that will really be the road to the heart of it. You will find it full of real men and women not only, but also of the things you have wondered about and been troubled about all your life, as men have...
  • What Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt said about immigrants.

    10/01/2015 10:57:16 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    1907 | Teddy Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907. 'In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else...
  • Outreach to the Shinto Community-what if Roosevelt treated Pearl Harbor Like we did 9/11?

    08/16/2015 6:09:07 PM PDT · by wtd · 2 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | August 16, 2015 | VladTepes/BaronBodissey
    Outreach to the Shinto CommunityHow did President Bush’s response to 9-11 in 2001 compare with the words and actions of President Roosevelt after Pearl Harbor sixty years earlier? As it happens, the reactions of the two presidents were surprisingly similar within their contemporaneous context. Vlad Tepes has ferreted out some rare footage from old newsreel archives that shows the longer version of FDR’s address to Congress on the day after the surprise attack by Japan. The first part of the president’s speech will be familiar to most readers, but the rest of his address is not as well known:...
  • America's Long Middle Eastern Romance

    03/16/2003 6:49:54 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 11 replies · 395+ views
    The New York Times (Week in Review) ^ | March 16, 2003 | MICHAEL B. OREN
    JERUSALEM — Muslim militants, evoking a jihadist pretext and backed by rogue states, are attacking vital Western interests. The president of the United States fails to convince Europe to join a coalition to confront the aggressors. No, this is not President Bush versus Saddam Hussein, but Thomas Jefferson versus the Barbary pirates of North Africa, who were plundering Western ships and enslaving their crews. When Jefferson proposed creating a multilateral force to stop the pirates, Europe went on bribing them. "This is money thrown away," Jefferson concluded, before ordering the Navy into action. On Aug. 1, 1801, the first American...
  • Teddy Roosevelt's 'Summer White House' in Long Island set to reopen to the public following [tr]

    06/12/2015 1:03:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2015 | Kate Pickles
    Theodore Roosevelt's Long Island mansion is set to reopen to the public following a $10million restoration. Sagamore Hill, known as the 26th president's 'Summer White House,' underwent a four-year restoration by the National Park Service. The Lincoln, Jefferson and Grant portraits have been cleaned and the massive elk, moose and buffalo heads are back on the wall following the extensive works.
  • Pentagon: US Warship Repositioning, Not Intercepting Iranian Ships Off Yemen

    04/20/2015 2:07:17 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Voice of America ^ | April 20, 2015
    The Pentagon says the American warship USS Theodore Roosevelt is "repositioning" as part of a security operation at sea, and not to intercept Iranian vessels off the coast of Yemen. Citing unnamed officials, the Associated Press reported earlier in the day that the aircraft carrier would join other U.S. ships in the area to confront Iranian vessels, which are said to be carrying weapons to resupply Houthi rebels that have overrun parts of the country. But Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren dismissed the report, saying the Roosevelt is ”repositioning to conduct maritime security operations."
  • The Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Radio Thread – April 13, 1945

    04/13/2015 11:57:44 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies
    archive.org ^ | 4/13/45
    Radio links follow.
  • The Strenuous Life (1899) [Theodore Roosevelt]

    02/20/2015 6:16:59 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 11 replies
    United States federal government ^ | (1899) | Theodore Roosevelt
    I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life. The life of toil and effort, of labor gold strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph. A life of slothful ease, a life of that peace which springs merely from lack either of desire or of power to strive after great things, is as little...
  • When FDR made gold illegal to own for everyday people – At the point of a gun

    01/31/2015 5:10:04 AM PST · by george76 · 82 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 31, 2015 | Nick Sorrentino
    FDR, the man who studied Mussolini, who birthed the current intrusive state, who started the drug war in earnest, who put Japanese Americans into concentration camps, who extended the Depression years longer than it needed to be and thereby contributed to the genesis of the Second World War, who tried to pack the Supreme Court, who gave away half of Europe to the Soviets at Yalta, and who confiscated the gold – the real wealth – of the American people. What a guy. And he still has his face on the dime. There is a reason why my grandmother, a...
  • Five books on WWII and Soviet subversion that challenge Ken Burns’ ‘The Roosevelts’ documentary

    09/29/2014 9:58:31 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 21 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-09-29 | Benjamin Weingarten
    The major thrust of the books on West’s list — namely that Roosevelt’s cabinet and much of the federal bureaucracy was filled with Communists, fellow travelers, dupes and “useful idiots,” and that at the very least this influenced an FDR agenda that proved heavily favorable towards “Uncle Joe” Stalin and the Soviet Union, enabling its expansion and increasing its sphere of influence well beyond its borders — leads to a total paradigm shift when thinking about the World War II era. It bears noting that in “American Betrayal,” West herself seeks to draw a parallel between the modern-day whitewashing of...
  • The enduring myth of FDR and the New Deal

    09/23/2014 9:49:15 AM PDT · by iowamark · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/19/2014 | Stephen Moore
    My seventh-grade son recently wrote a U.S. History paper extolling the virtues of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. “It ended the Great Depression,” he wrote with great certainty. He’s only 12 and parroting what the history texts and his teachers told him. That’s his excuse. What’s Ken Burns’? Mr. Burns’ docudrama on the Roosevelts — for those who weren’t bored to tears — repeats nearly all the worn-out fairy tales of the FDR presidency, including what I call the most enduring myth of the 20th century, which is that FDR’s avalanche of alphabet-soup government programs ended the Great Depression. Shouldn’t...
  • PBS is running a Ken Burns documentary on “The Roosevelts.” Here’s what he won’t show

    09/15/2014 11:42:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 83 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/15/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Ken Burns is at it again. The Left’s favorite propagandist has put together a 7 part series on the two Roosevelt presidents. Leaving aside what he is likely to show about Teddy Roosevelt, without seeing a minute of this presentation I’ll go out on a short strong limb and guess what will not be shown about Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Even a very superficial study of FDR shows he was a consummate phony. He preached “There is nothing to fear but fear itself,” but everything he did was presented as a fearful crisis that could only be handled by giving him...
  • Ken Burns's TV documentary on the Roosevelts has the epic scale of Tolstoy

    09/07/2014 7:43:57 PM PDT · by Borges · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/6/2014 | Geoff Dyer
    The film-maker's 14-hour marathon has a psychological subtlety and depth unprecedented on television. ... It's Ken Burns's documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, a masterpiece even by his standards. The Civil War (1990) was hailed as the best series of its kind since The World at War. In a way, it was even more impressive since the absence of moving images meant that Burns had to rely entirely on photographs – an inventive necessity that has become one of his trademarks.
  • New Deal Fruit Mandates Means Millions of Pounds of Cherries Getting Dumped

    07/18/2014 5:53:11 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/17/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    Ron French has a great article in Bridge Magazine looking at "the crazy economics of Michigan's favorite pitted fruit." The piece describes some of the federal cherry regulations that are mostly left over from the New Deal of the 1930s: [T]he tart cherry industry is told by the U.S. government how much of their product they can put on the market. The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB), operating under the auspices of the Department of Agriculture (USDA), sets restrictions on the percentage of the tart cherry crop that can be sold. Some years the share of the market restricted from...
  • ROOSEVELT AGREES TO RUN FOR A FOURTH TERM, HE IS SILENT ON WALLACE FOR VICE PRESIDENCY (7/12/44)

    07/12/2014 5:11:09 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 29 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/12/44 | Charles Hurd, Arthur Krock, E.C. Daniel, Harold Denny, Frederick Graham, David Anderson, more
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  • Hillary And The Homecoming Queen

    05/20/2014 9:07:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/20/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Most of us are familiar with the bromide “Real life is more like high school than college.” This proverb is widely accepted, for the simple reason that it is—as the Brits would say—bang on. Supposedly childish high school elements such as cliques, gossip, outward displays of wealth and status, risky behavior, base envy, pettiness, and romanticization of criminal elements are all found to play dominant roles in real life. Consider the unlikely career of one Hillary Rodham Clinton, who after a shockingly inept tenure as Secretary of State considers herself worthy to be president. Objectively, Hillary has accomplished these few...
  • FDR & Stalin The Subversion of FDR's Govt

    03/20/2014 11:25:33 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 5 replies
    HaciendaPublishing.com ^ | 2-3-14 | HaciendaPublishing.com
    Stalin's Secret Agents — The Subversion of Roosevelt's Government was written by two experienced authors and recognized authorities on the Cold War, M. Stanton Evans and Herbert Romerstein. Evans is a veteran journalist and former broadcaster, as well as the author of Blacklisted by History (2009), a biography of Senator Joseph McCarthy, and other momentous books
  • FDR to Stalin: “I Would Give Saudi King 6 Million Jews”

    03/11/2014 6:45:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://www.frontpagemag.com ^ | march 11, 2014 | daniel greenfield
    This isn’t really new, but some of the most interesting material comes from Rafael Medoff’s demonstration of how the material was buried and misreported by historians sympathetic to liberal presidents. When FDR endorsed quotas for Jews in the US and even North Africa, liberal historians claimed that he was being “practical” or actually trying to help Jews. And then there’s the story of the efforts to bury and lie about FDR’s exchange with Stalin about the Jews.
  • Kerry Makes It Official: 'The era of the Roosevelt Corollary Is Over'

    11/19/2013 12:45:54 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    You may have seen the news by now that John Kerry said the era of the Monroe Doctrine is over. Problem is, if you read what he said he isn't substantively talking about the Monroe Doctrine. He's talking about the Roosevelt Corollary. John Kerry(a progressive) is rejecting his own history! Theodore Roosevelt is one of John Kerry's own founding fathers, being the first President of the Progressive era. So what exactly did John Kerry say? Among other things: The relationship that we seek and that we have worked hard to foster is not about a United States declaration about how...
  • The 1932 Bonus Army attacks in Washington by American troops proves: Yes it can happen again

    09/03/2013 1:46:28 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/3/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Watch this short report on the brutal way American Army troops were successfully ordered to turn on fellow veterans of World War I, by MacArthur Eisenhower and Patton. Do we have any military leaders who even approach these guys? If THEY did this can the current crop of military heroes resist an Obama order to turn their guns on fellow Americans?
  • The Socialists Who Made the March on Washington (Look at the source)

    08/24/2013 8:59:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | August 23, 2013 | Harold Myerson
    The story of the radicals behind—and in front of—the demonstration that changed America.In 1956, when I was a student at Brooklyn College, Mike Harrington told Tom [Kahn, another Brooklyn College student] and me to go up to this office in Manhattan, on 57th Street, to work with Bayard Rustin,” Rachelle Horowitz remembers. Harrington (who was to author The Other America, which sparked the War on Poverty), Horowitz, and Kahn were all members of the Young People’s Socialist League, a democratic socialist organization of no more than several hundred members nationally. Rustin, their elder, boasted a longer left pedigree: a brief...
  • Conrad Black’s FDR Idolatry

    08/19/2013 6:51:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | August 19, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    My parents were New Deal Democrats, but I grew up at a time and in a place when Republicans were extraordinarily rare. I’ve often said I never actually met a Republican until I went to college and, now that I think about it, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t until my junior year. It wasn’t until I was in my mid-30s that I became an ex-Democrat, and so I completely understand the quasi-religious reverence that Democrats have for FDR, Harry Truman and JFK. What puzzles me nowadays is that some conservatives seem to share that attitude. National Review has published a...
  • Unearthed footage shows President Roosevelt being pushed in wheelchair

    07/11/2013 3:06:39 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    AP ^ | July 10 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS — A professor at an Indiana college says he has found film footage showing President Franklin Delano Roosevelt being pushed in his wheelchair, depicting a secret that was hidden from the public until after his death. Ray Begovich, a journalism professor at Franklin College south of Indianapolis, said Tuesday he found the eight-second clip while conducting unrelated research in the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. The National Archives and the FDR Presidential Museum and Library couldn’t say for certain if other such footage exists but both said it is at least rare.
  • FDR 'Covered Up Soviet Atrocity to Appease Stalin'

    06/27/2013 9:25:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 Sep 2012
    American POWS sent secret coded messages to Washington with news of a Soviet atrocity: In 1943 they saw rows of corpses in an advanced state of decay in the Katyn forest, on the western edge of Russia, proof that the killers could not have been the Nazis who had only recently occupied the area. The testimony about the infamous massacre of Polish officers might have lessened the tragic fate that befell Poland under the Soviets, some scholars believe. Instead, it mysteriously vanished into the heart of American power. The long-held suspicion is that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt didn't want to...
  • On This Day in 1933

    06/16/2013 5:40:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | June 13th, 2013 | Christopher Westley
    You were considered a hoarder and a slacker if you still resisted turning over your gold to the government. ... most of those who voted for FDR never expected him to confiscate private holdings of gold coins, bullion, and certificates. Roosevelt called the measure a temporary one (it wasn’t), and he followed it up by invalidating gold clauses in private contracts that obligated payment in gold dollars, which had the effect of devaluing the assets of bond and contract holders. ... By January 1934, Roosevelt increased the dollar price of gold from $20.67 to $35, thus devaluing the dollar by...
  • ‘A Conspiracy So Immense’ — Was FDR Aide Harry Hopkins a Soviet Agent?

    06/06/2013 10:33:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | June 6, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    “A confidential message from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, reproduced in [Diana] West’s new book, told [White House aide Harry] Hopkins that a ‘continuing’ investigation had discovered that Russian diplomat (and Comintern agent) Vasily Zarubin had made a payment to U.S. Communist Party official Steve Nelson to help place espionage agents ‘in industries engaged in secret war production … so that information could be obtained for transmittal to the Soviet Union.’ This information had come from a ‘bug’ at Nelson’s home in Oakland, California, through which the FBI first learned of the Soviet effort (code-named ‘Enormous’) to obtain the atomic...
  • Military Sexual Assault, Suicide, and D-Day

    06/06/2013 11:10:28 AM PDT · by Retain Mike
    Self | June 6, 2013 | Self
    Both problems listed have a prominent place in our armed forces currently. Now this is pure speculation on my part, but the culture seems to have changed quite a bit in the last seven decades to more easily allow these issues to arise. Sixty nine years ago it was the evening of D-Day. Omar Bradley could say that the initial crisis had passed. The American assault troops had broken through the first wall of German fortifications, though Omaha and Utah beaches were still separated. The success of the paratroop drop was unknown. The fact the Germans had been unable to...
  • Earhart's Electra Found?

    05/30/2013 12:22:00 PM PDT · by Deek · 100 replies
    TIGHAR ^ | 5/28/2013 | Tighar
    TIGHAR is able to share details of our search for a conclusive answer to the Earhart mystery thanks to the international agreement signed in Washington, DC on March 20, 2012. The Republic of Kiribati, the sovereign nation of which Nikumaroro is a part, has granted TIGHAR the exclusive right to conduct research, search, and recovery operations related to the Earhart disappearance within the national borders of Kiribati. No one is authorized to undertake Earhart related search, recovery of artifacts or research within the boundaries of Kiribati (including Nikumaroro) without authorization from both the government of Kiribati and TIGHAR.
  • Roosevelt Opens Progressive Conference

    05/27/2013 9:27:08 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica
    The Emporia Gazette ^ | July 2nd, 1913
    With Speech In Which He Applies Progressive Principles To Needs of West Virginia Mine Workers - Doubts Efficacy of "New Freedom" As Advocated By Wilson Newport. R.I., July 2 - The National Conference of the Progressive Party opened here this afternoon. Theodore Roosevelt made the address of the afternoon. He said in part: "Some ten months ago the Progressive party at its first national convention, promulgated a platform of principles which I verily believe that lovers of clean and decent politics, that believers in sound and enlightened statesmanship and upholders of social and industrial justice, will in the future recognize...
  • Obama Uses 1917 Espionage Act to Go After Reporters

    05/27/2013 3:27:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2013 | Michael Barone
    There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox News's James Rosen. The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law. The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Section 793(d) says that a person lawfully in possession of information that the government has classified as secret who turns it over to someone not lawfully entitled to posses it has committed a crime....
  • Author: Soviet agents subverted US in 1930s

    05/26/2013 9:20:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 134 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 26, 2013 | Ginni Thomas
    Syndicated columnist Diana West says the ultimate conclusion of her new book shocked even her. “Americans have been betrayed … by our leaders going back to FDR’s administration in the 1930s because we were penetrated by Soviet agents to such an extent that our policies and, indeed I argue, our character as a nation was subverted,” she explained in an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas about her book, “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character.” “I don’t believe we won World War II,” West added. “I believe that we were actually carrying out Soviet strategy due...
  • Obama’s ‘Idiot’ Defense: Scandal forces the president to drop the pose of omnicompetent know-it-all

    05/22/2013 7:54:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/22/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Although there’s still a great deal to be learned about the scandals and controversies swirling around the White House like so many ominous dorsal fins in the surf, the nature of President Obama’s bind is becoming clear. The best defenses of his administration require undermining the rationale for his presidency. “We’re portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots. It’s actually closer to us being idiots.” So far, this is the administration’s best defense. It was offered to CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson by an anonymous aide involved in the White House’s disastrous response to the attacks in Benghazi, Libya....