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  • On this day in history, Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, 35th president, is assassinated

    11/22/2022 7:16:52 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 108 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/22/2022 | Maureen Mackey
    n this day in history, Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy — the 35th president of the United States — was assassinated while riding in an open-car motorcade in downtown Dallas, Texas. The shocking event of 59 years ago happened near the end of JFK's third year as president. Riding in the same car as Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy was Texas Gov. John B. Connally, as well as Connally's wife, Nellie Connally. That same day, the suspect in the shooting, Lee Harvey Oswald, was arrested. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as president that day...
  • Biggest Drop in US Productivity [semi-satire]

    08/16/2022 10:27:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 August 2022 | John Semmens
    The Second Quarter decline in GDP met the traditional definition of an economic recession. On top of that productivity fell at its steepest pace on an annual basis since this statistic began being recorded in 1948. The price of labor per unit of output rose at a 10.8% rate. That followed a 12.7% rate of growth in the first quarter. Despite these statistics President Biden continues to insist that "we're not in a recession. A recession is when there are no jobs available, but there are currently over 10 million job openings out there. People aren't taking these jobs because...
  • Mob Story: The Vice President [Lyndon B. Johnson]

    07/12/2022 4:01:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    AmericanMafia.com ^ | July 2002 | John William Tuohy
    Bobby Baker of Pickens, South Carolina, started his career in Washington as a Senate Page in 1942... [A]t age 34, he was personnel secretary to the Majority leader and was a major power on Capitol Hill and was known... as the 101st Senator of the United States.Starting in the 1950s, Baker became Johnson's protege, or "Little Lyndon" as he was sarcastically called...By 1960, Bobby Baker was the man to see on Capitol Hill... He was also a millionaire, an odd circumstance for a man who was born into humble surroundings and never worked outside government...When the Bobby Baker scandal erupted,...
  • Gidget

    07/03/2022 10:04:33 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 40 replies
    IMDB ^ | 1965
    This was Sally Field's first television situation comedy. In it she portrayed a bright, winsome fifteen-and-a-half year old California teenager.
  • "A bottomless capacity for deceit, deception": Lyndon Johnson's Means of Ascent (1990)

    03/19/2022 9:16:26 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 35 replies
    Means of Ascent ^ | 7 March 1990 | Robert Caro
    I've been listening (for the umpteenth time) to the C-SPAN interview of Robert Caro (by Brian Lamb). Robert Caro is the author of an enormously detailed history of the life and career of Lyndon Johnson. Also for the umpteenth time, I listened to this exchange between Brian Lamb (BL) and Robert Caro (RC) concerning the "Box 13 Scandal," which was Johnson's stepping stone to the United States Senate. This exchange begins about 27 minutes, 30 seconds (27:30) into the video linked above. BL: You have a chapter in this book devoted to his wife, and someone who is still alive…...
  • Road to Moscow: Bill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow

    08/22/2007 1:26:32 PM PDT · by Fedora · 63 replies · 5,574+ views
    Original FReeper research | 08/22/2007 | Fedora
    Road to MoscowBill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow By Fedora SummaryDuring the 1992 campaign, Bill Clinton’s student protests and Moscow trip generated much controversy, but few answers. While Clinton’s government files from that era seemingly remain unavailable even today, there is at least more information available than in 1992. The public record reveals that Clinton’s social network and views on Vietnam were influenced by a pattern of contact between Communist agents and sympathizers and Clinton’s academic and political associates. This pattern is documented here through an analysis of Clinton’s antiwar activity up through the time he left Oxford...
  • Top secret JFK assassination files are FINALLY released: Lee Harvey Oswald was in contact with member of KGB two months before shooting and anonymous phone calls said Russia was behind it, trove of 1,500 documents reveal

    12/15/2021 10:06:14 AM PST · by DFG · 145 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/15/2021 | Jennifer Smith
    More than 1,500 previously classified JFK assassination files have today been made public, including documents about killer Lee Harvey Oswald's contact with a KGB agent two months before the shooting. The files were released at noon on Wednesday by the National Archives, after months of delays by Biden who had promised to make them public but then stalled, claiming COVID backlogs was the reason. They include memos detailing anonymous phone calls to the US embassy in Canberra, Australia, a year before the shooting, where the caller said the Soviet Government was plotting to kill Kennedy, and details of Oswald's meeting...
  • 'An outrage against democracy': JFK's nephews urge Biden to reveal secret assassination records after president delayed their publication for year

    10/29/2021 9:35:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 25 October 2021 | GEOFF EARLE
    The White House said Friday it would delay the release of long-classified documents related to the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy .. Joe Biden cited the 'significant impact' of the COVID-19 pandemic as cause for the holdup.. Biden wrote in a statement that 'an interim release' of the remaining classified files 'shall be withheld from full public disclosure' until December 15.. A second batch of records will be released to the public in a 'more comprehensive release in late 2022,' .. . In 2018, Donald Trump released 19,000 secret files on the assassination, but withheld 14,000 records on...
  • Weak Joe Biden caves to loony left

    10/02/2021 10:59:48 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/02/2021 | Michael Goodwin
    It’s an oft-told tale that, given Friday’s developments in Washington, bears repeating. As Joe Califano describes it in “Triumph and Tragedy,” his revealing memoir of his time in Lyndon Johnson’s White House, the president summoned civil rights leaders during racial unrest in the explosive summer of 1967. Detroit and Newark were burning and Democrats were sharply divided over several issues, including how to respond to the ­rioters. LBJ was using his famous arm-twisting methods with NAACP leader Roy Wilkins and Urban League executive director Whitney Young, but without much success. Frustrated, he launched an attack on the left-wing of his...
  • NBC ‘Journalist’ Furious That Critical Race Theory Critics Are Doing Better Journalism Than She is

    06/18/2021 8:57:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 18, 2021 | Gabe Kaminsky
    Should we be shocked that a so-called journalist is criticizing a legal process used by people to understand what their own governments are doing? Absolutely not.Brandy Zadrozny, a senior reporter at NBC News, is displeased with how American citizens have mobilized against critical race theory. Many are using open-records laws to obtain evidence of what public entities are doing with their tax dollars.To Zadrozny, people who seek to hold government accountable via the Freedom of Information Act—passed by Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966—are participating in an “onerous” process. Well, is she in favor of governments keeping public information...
  • Black America Before LBJ: How the Welfare State Inadvertently Helped Ruin Black Communities

    05/07/2021 10:58:26 AM PDT · by ammodotcom · 56 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 5/7/2021 | Sam Jacobs
    The dust has settled and the evidence is in: The 1960s Great Society and War on Poverty programs of President Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) have been a colossal and giant failure. One might make the argument that social welfare programs are the moral path for a modern government. They cannot, however, make the argument that these are in any way effective at alleviating poverty. In fact, there is evidence that such aggressive programs might make generational poverty worse. While the notion of a “culture of dependence” is a bit of a cliché in conservative circles, there is evidence that this...
  • Black America Before LBJ: How the Welfare State Inadvertently Helped Ruin Black Communities

    12/18/2020 10:59:43 AM PST · by ammodotcom · 54 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 12/18/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    The dust has settled and the evidence is in: The 1960s Great Society and War on Poverty programs of President Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) have been a colossal and giant failure. One might make the argument that social welfare programs are the moral path for a modern government. They cannot, however, make the argument that these are in any way effective at alleviating poverty. In fact, there is evidence that such aggressive programs might make generational poverty worse. While the notion of a “culture of dependence” is a bit of a cliché in conservative circles, there is evidence that this...
  • Ex-Official Says He Stole 1948 Election for Johnson (1977 article)

    11/11/2020 7:11:54 PM PST · by rintintin · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 31 1977 | New York Times
    ALICE, Tex., July 30—A former Texas ivoting official, seeking “peace of mind,” says he certified enough fictitious ballots to steal an election 29 years ago and launch Lyndon Johnson on the path that led to the Presidency. The disclosure was made by Luis Salas, who was the election judge for Jim Wells County's Box 13, which produced just enough votes in the 1948 Texas Democratic primary runoff to give Mr. Johnson the party's nomination for the United States Senate, dun tantamount to elec ion. “Johnson did not win that election—it was stolen for him and I know exactly how it...
  • "Landslide Lyndon" Democrat Voter Fraud in a 1948 Senate race - & How U.S. entered Vietnam War

    11/06/2020 7:16:38 AM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    American Minute ^ | November 6, 2020 | Bill Federer
    On September 2, 1948, Lyndon Baines Johnson ran in the Democrat primary for the U.S. Senate against Democrat Texas Governor Coke Stevenson. Governor Coke Stevenson was more popular and would have won, but there were notorious ballot irregularities to steal the election. Mysteriously, a box of uncounted ballots was “discovered” in the south Texas town of Alice in Jim Wells County, Precinct 13. Confusion reigned in Texas and by the end of the week, LBJ won by 87 votes. Both sides accused the other of voter fraud. The FBI, Postal Department and other agencies were investigated. Piecing together the details,...
  • How the Electoral College Was Nearly Abolished in 1970

    08/23/2020 1:46:00 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 45 replies
    History channel ^ | August 3, 2020 | Dave Roos
    On September 18, 1969, the U.S. House... voted by an overwhelming 338 to 70 to send a constitutional amendment to the Senate that would have dismantled the Electoral College, the indirect system by which Americans elect the president and vice president... The House vote, which came in the wake of an extraordinarily close presidential election, mirrored national sentiment about scrapping an electoral system that allowed a candidate to win the presidency even while losing the popular vote. A 1968 Gallup poll found that 80 percent of Americans believed it was time to elect the nation's highest office by direct popular...
  • Mail-in Voting Is Only Democrats’ Latest Election-Stealing Strategy

    08/17/2020 9:08:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 17, 2020 | Bob Anderson
    This November, election integrity is on the ballot as well. If the final tally is close, is there any doubt which way the final votes will land? Sometimes a few votes make all the difference. Just ask former Senator Norm Coleman. On the morning after the election in November 2008, the official tally showed him with a 725-vote lead out of 2.9 million total votes cast. Coleman claimed victory. But Democrats flooded the state with lawyers to challenge the outcome. After the first recount, his lead was down to 206 votes, but things were just getting started.Caches of ballots showed...
  • Race Politics: LBJ's BIG SWITCH from INTIMIDATION to ENTITLEMENT to control minority voters

    08/02/2020 3:42:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 28, 2020 | Bill Federer
    In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney was appointed by the first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson. Taney wrote in his Dred Scott decision that slaves were "so far inferior ... that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit." Abraham Lincoln rejected this. He did not believe in "stare decisis" - that he had to honor the precedent of the Dred Scott decision, stating June 28, 1857: "We think the Dred Scott decision is...
  • The 1967 Six-Day War (What really happened)

    04/06/2003 3:35:06 AM PDT · by Asher · 27 replies · 1,095+ views
    us-israel.org ^ | Mitchell Bard
    The 1967 Six-Day War by Mitchell Bard -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Israel consistently expressed a desire to negotiate with its neighbors. In an address to the UN General Assembly on October 10, 1960, Foreign Minister Golda Meir challenged Arab leaders to meet with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to negotiate a peace settlement. Nasser answered on October 15, saying that Israel was trying to deceive world opinion, and reiterating that his country would never recognize the Jewish State.(1) The Arabs were equally adamant in their refusal to negotiate a separate settlement for the refugees. As Nasser told the United Arab Republic National Assembly March...
  • Time for cancel culture to ditch the Kennedys

    07/05/2020 9:25:49 AM PDT · by billorites · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 5, 2020 | Howie Carr
    If Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Columbus no longer pass woke muster in Boston, then it’s time for the Kennedys to go. And everything with their names plastered on it — the JFK Library and JFK federal building, his statue at the State House, the Kennedy School of Government across the river, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Edward M. Kennedy Whatever They Call It, etc. Everything must go! Profiles in Courage? The Kennedys were more like Profiles in Caucasity, as that woke Harvard gal said this week before she too got canceled. Let’s start with President Kennedy. Just for starters, he...
  • LBJ’S Democratic Plantation

    06/21/2020 7:45:07 PM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    amgreatness.com ^ | September 2, 2018 | By Dinesh D'Souza
    "Let’s face it. Our ass is in a crack. We’re gonna have to let this nigger bill pass." —Lyndon Johnson to Sen. John Stennis, 1957 The transformation of the Democratic Party from the party of racism and segregation to the party of civil rights is, according to historian Eric Rauchway, the central political arc of the 20th century. Rauchway is a left-wing historian, and what he means is that it is the central theme of progressive history about the twentieth century. Yet progressive history has become conventional wisdom, and it is that conventional wisdom I challenge in this article, excerpted...