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  • Rush Limbaugh: A Loving Brother and 'a Friend to Countless Americans'

    02/14/2020 3:44:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2020 | David Limbaugh
    I am uniquely blessed to be Rush Limbaugh's brother in ways too numerous to count, and I am blessed to be in the special position of witnessing firsthand the outpouring of love and prayers from his, family, friends and fans. His wife, Kathryn, has been amazing and a rock throughout. I could fill a book with the well-wishes I've received. I sent Rush a link to my "mentions" column on Twitter so he could scroll through it and see for himself what he means to so many people. These tender expressions of goodwill are uplifting and spiritually affirming. God...
  • NBC Analysis: Trump giving Rush Limbaugh the Medal of Freedom was controversial -- and fitting

    02/07/2020 6:33:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 7, 2020 | By Jackson Katz
    When President Donald Trump bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on ailing right-wing, talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh at the State of the Union, it wasn’t just a feel-good moment for his conservative base. It was also a gesture of thanks to a (fellow) media personality who helped set the stage for Trump’s astonishing political success. Limbaugh’s brash and boorish persona, and his belief that white, male cultural centrality is, to quote the title of Limbaugh's first book, “the way things ought to be," paved the way for the political rise of the bombastic media performer currently sitting in the...
  • Don Imus, RIP

    01/02/2020 5:01:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2020 | Emmett Tyrell
    Washington -- This past Sunday brought the news to the front pages of our leading newspapers of the passing of shock jock Don Imus. Comparatively speaking, it was happy news. At least, it was happy news compared with the news that otherwise adorns the front pages of The Washington Post and The New York Times and is then repeated and repeated in the newspapers' interior pages. Most of the stories these dolorous journalists cover are stories of squalor, grief, travail and out-and-out evil. Do you doubt me? See how many cheerful stories you can find either on the front pages...
  • Semper Fi - Trace Adkins A Fantastic USMC TRIBUTE Video By Leatherneck Lifestyle

    11/10/2019 5:36:36 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Leatherneck Lifestyle via Youtube ^ | 08/26/19 | Trace Adkins
    Great dedicated USMC song and video.Happy Birthday U.S. Marines!Semper Fi!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIVTZ5JQaR8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0d0GWu9_2XAWPbaBWYk7YmiDwnjWs8iay9DrP5p9g120dtkX39Dr9ep_o  
  • Pompeo to formally unveil Reagan statue in Berlin

    11/06/2019 10:36:17 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 06 2019 | Justine Coleman
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will formally unveil a statue of former President Reagan in Berlin, 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell in the city. During his visit in Germany, Pompeo will reveal the statue of Reagan at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, according to a Facebook post from the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The statue will overlook the location where the president gave his speech calling for Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the wall. Pompeo will inaugurate the statue on Friday, the day before the 30th anniversary of the momentous...
  • Kirk, the best brother ever, R.I.P.

    09/19/2019 8:46:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/19/2019 | Larry Elder
    My brother Kirk Randolph Elder died suddenly and unexpectedly 16 days before his 70th birthday. He and Tresta, his wife of 41 years, had planned a trip to Hawaii, where they were going to celebrate Kirk’s birthday. Kirk was a retired supervisor at an oil refinery, and we were extremely close. He started coming on my radio show about four years ago, reluctantly at first. We’d discuss politics, culture and sports. A registered Democrat, he and I often disagreed. Yet, week after week, I received letters from listeners who called him their “favorite Democrat.” Kirk always showed respect for Republicans...
  • Remembering David Koch

    08/29/2019 7:13:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2019 | Emmett Tyrell
    WASHINGTON -- David Koch, one of the two celebrated Koch brothers known to millions of Americans who follow the news, passed away last Friday. He was 79. Now there is only one Koch brother to appear in the news. Yet the name Koch will be around for years. One sees the name frequently when business is being discussed, in discussions of the arts, in discussions of politics, particularly libertarian politics. Does anyone stop to wonder why the name Koch appears so frequently in the news? Well, I have had some experience with the Kochs, and I have an insight into...
  • A well-deserved honor for Arthur Laffer: The Presidential Medal of Freedom

    06/25/2019 9:41:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Times | 06/25/2019 | Richard Rahn
    Most people plod through life, having an impact on their family and friends, but not much on the rest of humanity. Rulers and despots can impact most everyone’s life, as can those who are responsible for great scientific or engineering breakthroughs. Some musicians and athletes bring pleasure to millions. In other fields, such as economics, it is hard to identify individuals who created much in the way of pleasure or pain, or even directly useful knowledge for his or her fellow man. President Trump awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to economist Arthur B. Laffer, the...
  • Herman Wouk, 1915-2019 Entertainment with a deeper purpose.

    05/20/2019 8:41:48 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    Commentary ^ | 18 May2019 | John Podhoretz
    In 2013, I commissioned and published an apology to a writer who I felt had been mistreated in the pages of COMMENTARY—and by my father, no less! “How This Magazine Wronged Herman Wouk” was the name of the article by Michael J. Lewis, and the occasion for it was the fact that the then-97-year-old Wouk had just published a new novel called The Lawgiver—a comic epistolary novel, no less, concerning the making of a movie about the life of Moses in which Wouk himself appears as a character. As Lewis wrote, “Wouk adapts the form to the modern world of...
  • Mr. Kendrick Castillo: Better to Die a Young Man of Honor than Live to Old Age as...

    05/10/2019 11:45:29 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 22 replies
    Barnhardt Blog ^ | May 10, A.D. 2019 | Ann Barnhardt
    Yes, thanks and honor to the man who demonstrated manly and courteous sacrifice in this sad incident. His courage inspired others to step forward as well and lives were spared. Hail, Mr. Castillo!
  • Dream comes true for the man who honoured his heroes: US B-17 Aircrew

    02/22/2019 9:08:13 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 19 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 22 Feb 2019 | Mark Duell
    Dream comes true for the man who honoured his heroes: Pensioner weeps as thousands join him to watch fly-past to honour WWII airmen whose memorial he tended for decades - and BBC presenter Dan Walker who helped organise event even cries too. Thousands of people at Endcliffe Park in Sheffield to watch planes pay tribute to B-17 Flying Fortress crew Tony Foulds was eight in February 1944 when he witnessed the Mi Amigo crash and explode in the park. Pilot apparently tried to avoid him and his friends - and memorial has now been organised 75 years on. He has...
  • The Windmills of Your Mind

    02/10/2019 3:59:04 PM PST · by Twotone · 24 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | February 10, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    Michel Legrand died a fortnight ago, of sepsis after contracting a pulmonary infection. He was 86, which is a grand age, but he was very active and had a full concert schedule booked for the spring. So one resents somewhat, as I mentioned re Albert Finney yesterday, the randomness of fatal affliction in otherwise healthy old men. Sometimes with the advancing years a writer starts to sound written out - as if everything he has to say has already been said. Legrand didn't sound like that to me. My pal Jessica Martin was in his last show, Marguerite, in the...
  • Remembering the ‘Problematic’ Bre Payton

    12/31/2018 2:45:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 29, 2018 | Katrina Trinko
    Bre Payton, a writer for The Federalist, was a longtime collaborator with and friend of The Daily Signal. Bre, who died Friday, was in and out of the Daily Signal offices on a near-weekly basis, as the co-host of “Problematic Women” podcast, which she worked on with our Kelsey Harkness, Lauren Evans, and more recently, Ginny Montalbano. I knew it was “Problematic Women” day because I’d often see Kelsey, Bre, and Lauren huddled up in Kelsey’s office, discussing what stories to cover. They had fun, too; when they came out of the podcast studio, they’d often be all smiles. They...
  • Rolling Tribute to fallen Officers

    12/31/2018 7:10:10 AM PST · by Baynative · 9 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 12/30/18 | Kane
    A 50 second video of rolling California LEO memorial procession.
  • Roger Waters' Plea Prompts Pink Floyd Tribute Band to Cancel Its Gigs in Israel

    12/09/2018 8:05:38 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 31 replies
    Sputnik ^ | Dec. 9, 2018 | Staff
    Last month, a Jewish organisation in Argentina launched a petition urging people across the region to boycott Roger Waters concerts and calling the former Pink Floyd leader "one of the great anti-Semites of our time". Three gigs by UK Pink Floyd Experience, a tribute band dedicated to covering the music of the British rockers, have been cancelled after former lead singer of Pink Floyd Roger Waters urged the musicians not to perform in Israel "in the name of everything human". In a message published on his Facebook page, Waters said, in particular, that he is "aghast to see" that UK...
  • The Most Successful One-Term President

    12/07/2018 7:56:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Michael Barone
    George H.W. Bush "gave the nation its most successful one-term presidency." He "was the best one-term president the country has ever had, and one of the most underrated presidents of all time." So said two not impartial sources -- the late president's vice president, Dan Quayle, and his Houston friend and secretary of state, who was with him at the end, James Baker. But their assessments are entirely defensible. The toughest one-term competitor was President James K. Polk, who achieved all four of his goals -- gaining the Oregon Territory and the Pacific Coast, establishing an independent treasury and lowering...
  • George H.W. Bush Was a Steward of Stability

    12/05/2018 5:26:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    There are a few movie scenes guaranteed to put a lump in my throat every time. Near the top of the list is the end of "Saving Private Ryan," Steven Spielberg's World War II masterpiece. Earlier, in a climactic battle scene, a dying Capt. Miller (Tom Hanks) tells Pvt. Ryan (Matt Damon) to "earn this, earn it." Translation: Live a life worthy of the sacrifice so many made for you. In the final scene, decades later, an elderly Ryan visits Miller's grave in Normandy, France, and tells the headstone that he's remembered Miller's plea every day since. "I hope that...
  • Senator Alan Simpson will Speak Today at G.H.B.'s Tribute

    12/05/2018 8:39:13 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 20 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 12/5/18 | self
    Alan Simpson will speak today at George H. Bush’s tribute. His speech will be likely heart felt and perhaps sometimes light-hearted. Here are some of his funnier lines from the past._____________ “I watch Republicans, they give each other the saliva test of purity, and then they lose and they bitch for four years.” — — On the need for a socially tolerant, big tent Republican Party, in a Feb. 2012 interview with CBS’s Bob Schieffer. “[Social Security is] a milk cow with 310 million tits.” — in an August 2010 email, which he later apologized for. “If this had happened...
  • George H.W. Bush: Man of Character

    12/04/2018 12:24:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    I first met the man who would become America's 41st president in 1968. He was a Houston congressman and I was a young reporter for a local TV and radio station. My first impression was how kind he was to this "kid," who had just moved to Texas from the Washington, D.C., area and was just starting to learn the "language," like "fixing to go" and "y'all." Everyone who worked for George H.W. Bush, or knew him, has a story to tell. I have several. Mr. Bush was a letter writer like none other. I think I have an almost...
  • 9/11 Tribute: The Sound of Silence

    09/10/2018 8:02:27 PM PDT · by madison10 · 16 replies
    Various ^ | 2016 | Steve A
    Never forget