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  • Ron DeSantis uses FAKE Winston Churchill quote in final message to voters as he ends disastrous presidential campaign

    01/21/2024 7:05:07 PM PST · by RandFan · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 21 | By CLAUDIA AORAHA
    Ron DeSantis ended his campaign to become the GOP's presidential candidate by using a fake statement attributed to British wartime leader Winston Churchill. The Florida Governor signed off his campaign with the quote: 'Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts,' underneath the video where he announced he was removing himself from the running. But the motivational words, which he attributed to Churchill, where never actually used by the statesman and former UK Prime Minister, according to history experts.
  • The Old Man (Hitchens on Trotsky)

    06/25/2004 7:24:35 PM PDT · by BluegrassScholar · 16 replies · 2,303+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | June 25, 2004 | BluegrassScholar
    Two images have been with me throughout the writing of this essay. Between them they seem to show the alternative paths for the intellectual. The one is of J. M. Keynes, the other of Leon Trotsky. Both were obviously men of attractive personality and great natural gifts. The one the intellectual guardian of the established order, providing new policies and theories of manipulation to keep our society in what he took to be economic trim, and making a personal fortune in the process. The other, outcast as a revolutionary from Russia both under the Tsar and under Stalin, providing throughout...
  • Winston Churchill had an exemption from Prohibition in 1932

    12/09/2023 11:31:30 AM PST · by RandFan · 41 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Dec 9 | @historyinmemes
    @historyinmemes Winston Churchill's doctors note that allowed him unlimited alcohol during the prohibition in the United States, 1932.
  • Was Joseph Stalin The Hero Of World War 2? | 1941 And The Man of Steel | War Stories

    08/30/2023 2:02:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies
    War Stories ^ | 26/11/22 | David Reynolds
    In this BBC Documentary historian David Reynolds reassesses Stalin’s role in the life and death struggle between Germany and Russia in World War Two, which he argues was ultimately more critical for British survival than ‘Our Finest Hour’ in the Battle of Britain itself War Stories is your one stop shop for all things military history. From Waterloo to Verdun, we'll be bringing you only the best documentaries and stories from history's most engaging and dramatic conflicts.
  • Ron Paul. A Great Libertarian. Would He Agree With Pat Buchanan On Churchill ?

    08/20/2023 6:05:26 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 4 replies ^ | 20th August, Pittsburg time | Ozguy1945
    Ron Paul, who is, in my view, perhaps the single greatest living libertarian politician in the world, was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, on August 20, 1935. He came to my attention through his “what if” speech on YouTube. I consider it to be a truly great poem. I throw up for contrast with some of Paul’s thought a book title from Paleoconservative Pat Buchanan: “Churchill, Hitler and The Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World.” To what extent would his fellow libertarian, Ron Paul, agree? Here is a taste of Paul’s thought: “There is...
  • Parent Outrage as Oregon Teacher Asks Students to Share Sexual Fantasies for School Health Assignment

    03/14/2023 9:26:05 AM PDT · by lightman · 57 replies
    epoch times ^ | 14 March A.D. 2023 | Scottie Barnes
    A Eugene, Oregon, health teacher asked his freshmen students to describe their sexual fantasies in one writing assignment and to list fellow students with whom they would like to have sex in another. Parents were furious and Churchill High School is now reconsidering its under-fire curriculum. The teacher and sports coach wrote that students must, “Write a short story of a paragraph or two [about] a sexual fantasy …” Students were instructed to “choose 3 items [romantic music, candles, massage oil, feather boa, flavored syrup,] to use in your story. “Your story should show that you can show and receive...
  • Pelosi Compares Zelensky Addressing Congress to Churchill Asking America to Join WWII

    12/21/2022 2:13:35 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/21/2022 | Jacob Bliss
    Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) compared Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky’s address to Congress to when former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill’s 1941 address asked the United States to go to war with Europe. Pelosi said in her letter to lawmakers that she has “great pride and solemnity” to welcome Zelensky on Wednesday to Congress, where he will address both chambers in a Joint Meeting of Congress. The outgoing speaker, leaving a “personal note,” compared Zelensky’s congressional visit to Churchill’s historic wartime address in the Senate Chamber when he spoke before an informal meeting of Congress the...
  • Just one in five of Generation Woke admire Churchill, poll reveals... Twenty years after he was voted the greatest Briton of all time

    11/05/2022 4:22:01 PM PDT · by DFG · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/05/2022 | Julie Henry
    He has been voted the greatest Briton of all time – a heroic wartime leader who took on Hitler against the odds. But Winston Churchill, it seems, is no longer so universally admired. Just one in five 18-to-24-year-olds say they have a positive view of the former Prime Minister, compared with 58 per cent of over-65s, a poll has revealed. Educational experts say the findings are down to changes to the school curriculum, which have led to Britain’s past being portrayed in increasingly negative ways. The survey, commissioned by the think tank Policy Exchange, revealed views of history depended not...
  • Kinzinger: Liz Cheney Acted with ‘Courage’ – Like Winston Churchill

    09/13/2022 8:47:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/13/2022 | Pam Key
    Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that his colleague on the January 6 House Select Committee, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), has acted with courage, comparing her to Winston Churchill. Kinzinger said, “I’ll say about Liz, you know people always in their life dream about this opportunity to kind of stand up alone in a crowd and do the right thing, and only a few people actually get that chance. What I’ve noticed is that even fewer that get that chance have the courage to do it. It’s one thing to read something in a history book...
  • REPORT: FBI ‘Point Man’ Timothy Thibault Suppressed Intel Provided by Hunter Biden

    09/05/2022 9:59:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Republic Brief ^ | 09/05/2022 | Kari Donovan
    Tony Bobulinski, one of Hunter Biden’s former business associates, is worried that former elite FBI agent Timothy Thibault may have helped hide information he provided the bureau about his relationship with the Biden family, directly familiar sources told The Washington Free Beacon. Except that wasn’t supposed to happen: “Someone please remind Democrats that according to the precedent established during Alexander Vindman, nobody gets to question the veracity, the motives and the integrity of great Patriot and naval veteran Tony Bobulinski while giving testimony to the Senate tomorrow. Check and mate.” Bobulinski was brave enough to give his story to the...
  • Like Churchill in the ‘50s, Biden is just too old to lead his nation (Like Churchill???)

    08/04/2022 6:46:11 AM PDT · by frogjerk · 62 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/29/2022 | John Podhoretz
    “I have been humiliated by my own decay.” Thus spoke Winston Churchill in 1953 during his second stint as Britain’s prime minister. Churchill, perhaps the greatest democratic figure of the 20th century, had been sworn in 18 months earlier — just a few weeks shy of his 77th birthday. Joe Biden was sworn in as president two months after his 78th birthday. The humiliation for Churchill came from an argument he lost with the American secretary of state, John Foster Dulles, who was shockingly dismissive of his concerns. Churchill’s “decay” was a serious concern. Joe Biden is 79 now —...
  • George W. Bush calls Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky the ‘Winston Churchill of our time’

    05/05/2022 5:39:01 PM PDT · by Angelino97 · 186 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 5, 2022 | Mark Lungariello
    Former President George W. Bush called Ukraine leader Volodymyr Zelensky “the Winston Churchill of our time” after the two spoke in a videoconference Thursday morning. Bush posted two images of the meeting on Instagram tagged with a location of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Texas, showing the 43rd president smiling while seated at a conference table. The chat came as Ukraine remains under siege by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invading forces. “I was honored to spend a few minutes talking with President Zelenskyy – the Winston Churchill of our time – this morning,” Bush said in the post....

    03/21/2022 7:52:57 AM PDT · by JewishRighter · 78 replies
    Vanity | March 21, 2022 | JewishRighter
    What would Winston Churchill do about the Russia/Ukraine war? This is by no means an original perspective, but, in the melee of argument back and forth (Neocons! Putinbots!, etc.) I'd like to break it down, perhaps a little more thoughtfully. Despite my FR name, I am not a neocon. I have always been conservative and held my own counsel about whether it was in the best interests of the United States to engage in combat abroad. That should be the touchstone for everyone claiming to be an American Conservative. Just because I refer to Churchill does not mean that intervention...
  • Graham: ‘Biden Makes Chamberlain Look like Churchill’

    03/09/2022 8:36:32 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/09/2022 | Jeff poor
    Tuesday on FNC’s “Jesse Watters Primetime,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) argued the Biden administration should have taken a more hawkish approach to deal with Russia in the lead up to its invasion of Ukraine. Graham told host Jesse Watters he was underwhelmed by President Joe Biden, who he said made former U.K. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who took a dovish approach in dealing with Adolf Hitler’s advance on Europe, look like his successor, former U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who led the British along with Allies to victory in World War II.
  • Zelensky Quotes Shakespeare, Churchill in Plea to UK Parliament to Protect ‘Ukrainian Skies’

    03/08/2022 11:50:16 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/08/2022 | Oliver JJ. Lane
    Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky quoted William Shakespeare and Winston Churchill in an emotional address to both houses of the United Kingdom Parliament which ultimately appealed to British “greatness” to make sure “Ukrainian skies are safe” and to categorise Russia as a “terrorist state”. The Houses of Commons and Lords received an extraordinary address by the Ukrainian President on Tuesday afternoon, a short speech that expressed the Ukrainian experience of the renewed Russian invasion day-by-day for the past fortnight, and which also appealed to the United Kingdom to take further action.
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil for February 2, 2022

    02/01/2022 11:31:09 PM PST · by Norski · 65 replies ^ | February 2, 2022 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS across the world to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Agri-Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, Technology, and the Media. "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." (1 Timothy 2:1-2) Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Finally, brothers, rejoice. Set things in order. Be encouraged. Agree with one another. Be at peace. And the God of love...
  • Cambridge University Ends its Commission on Churchill’s Racism

    07/03/2021 6:01:27 AM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | June 29, 2021 | Larry Arnn
    Dame Athene Donald, the Master of Churchill College Cambridge, is probably breathing a little easier today. Last week, a commission she appointed in reaction to the George Floyd killing was disbanded, or disbanded itself, depending upon whom one believes. That commission had arranged a panel at Churchill College about the racism of Winston Churchill. The panel featured several rants on this theme that are entirely typical of our day. The charges were virtually undisputed by any of the panelists. This caused a reaction from Churchill’s descendants and from some historians, notably Churchill biographer Andrew Roberts, who knows the real story....
  • Boris Compares Himself and Biden to Churchill and Roosevelt

    06/11/2021 5:51:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    breitbart ^ | 06/11/2021 | Jack Montgomery
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared himself and President Joe Biden to wartime leaders Sir Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Speaking shortly after the 77th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, the commemoration of which was once again heavily disrupted by coronavirus restrictions, Prime Minister Johnson suggested that his meeting with the U.S. Democrat at the G7 summit in Cornwall is not unlike Churchill and Roosevelt meeting in 1941 to agree the Atlantic Charter.
  • Memorial Day, 2021

    05/31/2021 4:07:19 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | -- | MOTUS
    "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." —Winston ChurchillAs we do on this day each year, we pause to remember the men and women who died fighting for our freedom. We stand by humbly, gratefully, silently, to honor their sacrifice.In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields.Take...
  • Lessons of the River War

    05/06/2021 6:49:56 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | 30/4/21 | Will Morrisey
    The Nile is the river in question. Without it, no war. “It is the cause of the war,” Churchill writes. “It is the means by which we fight, the end at which we aim.” On the Nile, the British could run their formidable gunboats into their enemy’s territory, upriver to its stronghold at Khartoum, itself located at the geostrategic chokepoint where the Blue and White Niles meet: “the great spout through which the merchandise collected from a wide area streams northwards to the Mediterranean Sea.” Just as the Suez Canal, completed in 1869, connected Europe to Asian ports beyond the...