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  • Meacham: Biden Infrastructure ‘Will Rank’ in History with Eisenhower’s Highways

    11/15/2021 6:46:26 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/15/2021 | Pam Key
    Historian and author Jon Meacham said Monday on MSNBC’s “The Beat” that the infrastructure bill signed into law today by President Joe Biden “will rank” in history with former President Dwight Eisenhower’s Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 that created America’s interstate highway system. Anchor Ari Melber said, “What you see in the sweep of history, it’s hard to get a sense of it as we go in real-time, but when we look at the numbers, how rare or infrequent it is you get this national investment. I’m curious your thoughts on where this fits in long term.”
  • Congratulations: You Nearly Made It!

    08/23/2021 5:41:19 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-23-21 | MOTUS
    How it started:That would be with The Great Self-esteem Movement of the 70’s-80s, in which teachers and parents began to pour unconditional praise on children and to shelter them from adverse consequences and criticism. Accordingly, all of the children were above average. Indeed between the late 60s and 2004, the proportion of first year university students claiming an A average in high school rose from 18% to 48%, despite the fact that SAT scores had actually fallen. At best the participation trophy era created a generation of narcissistic underachievers. At worst it created a batch of nincompoops.How it ended:Incompetent nincompoopery...
  • D-Day Proclamations

    06/05/2021 10:01:14 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 7 replies
    See Bibliography | June 5, 2021 | Self
    Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and...
  • General Eisenhower: Remember the Road Not Taken

    06/01/2021 5:53:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | June 1, 2021 | Robert Orlando
    Robert Frost’s iconic poem, memorized by generations of schoolchildren, reflects on one man’s choice between two roads that “diverged in a yellow wood.” Frost’s message was that the man’s will affected the course of his entire life. But what if the ‘choice’ was not that of a single soul but great power at war? Who should have the right to make that choice: The political leader or the military leader? The general can see the battle clearer than any politician but often can only see the battle and not the war. The politician may see the full scope of the...
  • Niall Ferguson: How President Ike Eisenhower’s 1950s America Beat The ‘Asian Flu’ Pandemic With Science & Common Sense

    05/01/2021 9:24:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 05/01/2021 | Niall Ferguson
    This essay is adapted from Mr. Ferguson’s new book, “Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe,” which will be published by Penguin Press on May 4. He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.In 1957, the U.S. rose to the challenge of the ‘Asian flu’ with stoicism and a high tolerance for risk, offering a stark contrast with today’s approach to Covid-19...“Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,/But to be young was very heaven!” Wordsworth was talking about France in 1789, but the line applies better to the America of 1957. That summer, Elvis Presley topped...
  • Tides that bind

    04/19/2009 12:19:42 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 383+ views
    The National ^ | April 18. 2009 | Alasdair Soussi
    Like many of Egypt’s towns and cities, Port Said is bustling. Donkey-carts weave through traffic on roads, while westerners – once the focus of local hostility – move about undisturbed. Sitting at the northern mouth of the Suez Canal, many call Port Said Egypt’s most beautiful city. It is also a popular tourist destination for cruise ships, which roll in and out, unloading their passengers at Egypt’s second largest port. Here, the visitors watch as cargo vessels line up to enter the canal – a 150km stretch of water that links the Red and Mediterranean seas, cutting out the long...
  • The Ike & Harry THAW: A Presidential Aide Sought to Restore Cordiality between Two Presidents (ex-presidents haven't always loved each other)

    01/24/2021 3:35:42 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 16 replies
    Govt Archives ^ | Fall 2013 | Samuel W. Rushay, Jr.
    For most of his presidency, Harry S. Truman maintained a friendly relationship with General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower. Truman knew a hero when he saw one, and Eisenhower was viewed as a national hero for leading the Allied invasion of Normandy that helped bring about the demise of Hitler’s Third Reich. Truman even indicated he would support Eisenhower for President on the Democratic ticket in 1948, with Truman stepping down to be Vice President once again. But the bitter 1952 election campaign put an end to the cordiality that had developed between the two. Truman, campaigning for the...
  • Why the Fifties Loom Large in Our Thinking

    12/08/2020 3:22:14 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | December 8th 2020 | DAN MCLAUGHLIN
    As Kevin Williamson observes, the 1950s still play something of an outsized role in the American imagination:Americans talk about the postwar years — the Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy years — as though they were a kind of golden age. They weren’t, and damned few of us would be happy with the political settlement that existed then: The Left may cheer the high statutory tax rates of the time, but actual tax collections in those years were almost exactly what they are today, and as much as 80 percent of that Eisenhower-era tax revenue was spent on the military and national...
  • D-Day Remembrance: Eisenhower and His Paratroopers

    06/06/2020 10:02:06 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 5 replies
    Self | June 6, 2020 | Self
    General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived in London January 2, 1944 to command Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) and to direct the last five months of planning for D-Day; the most difficult and complicated military operation ever attempted. Eisenhower’s study of leadership skills required he ignore opportunities for fear and doubt, which inevitably arise as strain and tension wear away endurance. He persevered to present confidence and optimism to those around him. For that reason, he brought with him a confident, battle tested team that had led successful landings in North Africa, Sicily, and Salerno, despite experiencing German counterattacks nearly...
  • What do they expect to get by getting us to believe lies, that they don't already have?

    05/04/2020 7:41:43 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Freep | 05/04/2020 | CharlesOconnell
    What do the people Eisenhower warned us about in his Military/Industrial Complex speech, expect to get out of deceiving us, that they don't already have? This is not advocacy, this is a question, that one of our members has the answer to: Why is it so important that they get us to believe lies? What do they expect to get out of it, that they can't get if we at least understand the broader outlines of the true strategic picture that they control anyway? Nikolai Yezhov (right) oversaw the executions of more than half a million Soviet citizens during the...
  • Remembering Eisenhower's sanity.

    03/28/2020 1:10:05 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 22 replies
    Freedom, Demokrasi and Civilised Humanity ^ | 28th March 2020 | Ozguy1945
    I do not think anyone knows for certain what is going to happen with Coronavirus. Amid the fear of the pandemic, how many people are scared that the risk of an economic depression from all the current “social isolation” makes this cure potentially far worse than the disease? Who is going to pay back all of the money that governments are suddenly spending? How many generations will that take? Or is it just being printed now to meet the needs of the 24 hours news cycle for a few weeks or months? In that case, where will real value go?...
  • I Like Ike And Donald Trump

    03/03/2020 6:02:39 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 20 replies ^ | 4th February 2020 (Australian timezone) | Ozguy1945
    The little movie in this link: attempts a fusion of the thoughts of Eisenhower and Trump. Does it work? In the text below the link, I list Republican Peace Maker presidents whom I admire. Any comments? Are there any others I should have included? What Democrats deserve a mention as Peace Makers? Which Presidents have been the best Peace Makers?
  • Was General Patton MURDERED? Mystery over US war hero's death in hospital 12 days after he was paralyzed in an apparent car accident still fuels conspiracy theory 75 years on

    12/21/2019 4:55:54 PM PST · by DFG · 115 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/21/2019 | Tate Delloye
    Seventy- five years ago this month, General George S. Patton was en route to a Sunday afternoon hunting trip in the devastated region of Mannheim, Germany when his Cadillac limousine collided with a military truck parked on the side of the road. The two other passengers in the vehicle were unharmed except General Patton who was left with a massive head wound and paralyzed from the neck down. Patton was swiftly taken to an Army hospital 20 miles away where he made rapid strides in recovery over the course of 12 days. His presiding physician had given him the medical...
  • What REALLY irked Adolf Hitler about Ike: No, not the fact that Eisenhower was Supreme Commander

    09/12/2019 4:16:55 PM PDT · by max americana · 137 replies
    daily mail ^ | 9/11/2019 | dominic lawson
    "This bizarrely conflicted view was even more pronounced in Hitler’s attitude towards the U.S. In World War I, Corporal Hitler had been given two captured American soldiers to escort back to his brigade HQ and he was appalled by the fact that the pair were of German descent. From that moment on, Hitler was transfixed by the notion that the best of Germans had emigrated to the U.S. (attracted by the potential for self-realisation in its vastness) and that Germany should prove itself to be a mighty state that would persuade its ‘children’ to return. Hitler would constantly complain that...
  • 1956: the year the democrats lost touch with reality

    09/01/2019 10:34:37 AM PDT · by ganeemead · 21 replies
    "In 1952, the democrats ran Adlai E. Stevenson against Dwight Eisenhower for president of the United States. That is, they ran a leftist schlamozzle whose own mother might or might not recognize him if she hadn’t seen him in four days, against the man who had just saved the world from Nazism..."
  • Time for GOP to ditch Trump policies and 'go back' to the future

    08/20/2019 2:51:50 PM PDT · by TBP · 126 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2019 | Frank Donatelli
    On the eve of World War II, the Republican Party was a shell of the one that had dominated presidential politics from the Civil War through the onset of the Great Depression. Two individuals saved the GOP and made it relevant again. Dwight Eisenhower ran on an internationalist platform in 1952, favoring foreign aid to Europe, the new military alliance called NATO and an aggressive stance against Soviet Communism, thereby asserting U.S. world leadership. He vanquished his isolationist foe, Sen. Robert Taft, for the GOP nomination in 1952 and then won the first Republican presidential victory in 20 years. In...
  • D-Day Remembrance: Eisenhower and His Paratroopers

    06/06/2019 1:06:14 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 15 replies
    Retain Mike | June 6, 2019 | Self
    General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived in London January 2, 1944 to command Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) and to direct the last five months of planning for D-Day; the most difficult and complicated military operation ever attempted. He brought with him a confident, battle tested team that had led successful landings in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. He was able to expand the landing front from three to five divisions, to select his own division commanders, to enlist the help of the French Resistance, and to direct the strategic bombers for a campaign isolating the area of assault by...
  • Eisenhower Came Out of Retirement to Denounce the Movie “Battle of the Bulge”

    03/30/2019 3:09:38 AM PDT · by vannrox · 98 replies
    War History Online ^ | 29jul19 | Matthew Gaskill
    Eisenhower Came Out of Retirement to Denounce the Movie “Battle of the Bulge” HISTORYINSTANT ARTICLESMILITARY VEHICLESVIDEOWORLD WAR IIJul 29, 2018 Matthew Gaskill  .inad{min-height:250px}.inad:before{content: "Advertisement";font-size: 11px;line-height: 11px;display: block}   SHARE:FacebookTwitter One of the most beloved war stories ever filmed is that of HBO’s “Band of Brothers” (2001), based on Stephen Ambrose’ 1992 book by the same name. Now, the series was meticulously researched, and not only were military experts consulted on everything from uniforms to hatches to bullets, but the men of Easy Company were there virtually every step of the way.Look carefully at the scene of Dutch liberation – Edward...
  • When Eisenhower Died—March 28, 1969

    03/28/2019 3:56:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies ^ | March 28, 2019 | David Stokes
    Fifty years ago, Billy Graham made his way to Walter Reed Hospital where Dwight D. Eisenhower, the great hero of D-Day and former two-term president of the United States, was experiencing his final hours. David Eisenhower, his grandson, described the moment: “Eisenhower had greeted Graham with a question about heaven and a talk they had had fourteen years earlier in Gettysburg. Emotionally, Graham repeated for Eisenhower what he had said to him before, reminded Eisenhower of God’s promise of salvation, and the ways this promise is revealed in scripture.”On March 28, 1969, as the men of the family, including grandson...
  • Obama and Eisenhower, Two Legacies In Arms

    04/01/2018 8:48:04 AM PDT · by granada · 18 replies
    Defense One ^ | 12 Jan, 2017 | Derek Chollet
    On national security, the most illuminating presidential comparison is the one Obama most often made of himself. Barack likes Ike. What will Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy be? Some think that like Jimmy Carter, he has left behind a record of weakness, regret, and humiliation. Others cite the examples of Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge, neither of whom are remembered as presidential greats, comparing their tepid policies in the wake of World War I when America withdrew from the world to Obama’s reaction to the aftermath of the Iraq War. But the most illuminating presidential comparison is the one Obama...