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  • Column: Trump will get millions in post-presidential benefits, thanks to Harry Truman’s lies

    08/08/2021 5:28:06 AM PDT · by euram · 88 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 5 2021 | Michael Hiltzik
    “The fact of the matter is that when he left the White House, Truman was loaded,” says Paul Campos, a law professor at the University of Colorado Boulder who has done what no Truman historians seem to have bothered to do — examine the financial records in the Truman archives in Independence, Mo. “He wasn’t just comfortably well off. He was Rich with a capital ‘R,’ and way into the 1%.”
  • The Truman Show: How the 33rd president finagled his way to a post–White House fortune

    08/04/2021 11:05:24 PM PDT · by Impy · 73 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 7/24/21 | Paul Campos
    In February 1958, the immense prime-time audience that tuned into Edward R. Murrow’s CBS program See It Now was treated to a historical first: a television interview with a former president of the United States. Among various other topics, the great journalist asked Harry Truman about how he was getting along financially. As was his custom, the plainspoken Missourian minced no words about his situation. “You know,” Truman told Murrow, “the United States government turns its chief executives out to grass. They’re just allowed to starve.” Truman went on to claim that only his recent inheritance of the family farm...
  • Truman Was Right About the CIA

    05/13/2021 11:10:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 03/08/2017 | Jeff Deist
    Say what you will about President Harry Truman, but at least he didn't leave the White House a suspiciously rich man. He also actually went home, to Independence Missouri, and moved into a modest house he didn't own. It was the same house belonging to his wife's family where he had lived with Bess (and his mother-in-law!) decades earlier. Flat broke, and unwilling to accept corporate board positions or commercial endorsements, Truman sought a much-needed loan from a local Missouri bank. For several years his sole income was a $113 monthly Army pension, and only the sale of a parcel...
  • 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...
  • 75 Years Later, It’s Clear Truman Was Right To Drop The Atomic Bomb

    08/06/2020 10:18:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/06/2020 | Joshua Larson
    On August 6, 1945, 30-year-old U.S. Air Force pilot Col. Paul W. Tibbets Jr. took to the sky in the Enola Gay, his Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber. His destination, the Japanese city of Hiroshima, was not an especially notable target. His payload, however, a single bomb nicknamed “Little Boy,” would change the course of history. True watershed moments in history are rare — the agricultural revolution is one such example, as was the Battle of Salamis, the advent of Jesus Christ, and the fall of Western Rome. Yet in the last 1,500 years, no two distinct epochs of time...
  • Socialism/Communism v Democracy/Capitalism: Korean War "Freedom is Not Free"

    08/02/2020 3:31:53 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 27, 2020 | Bill Federer
    "FREEDOM IS NOT FREE" is the inscription on the Korean War Memoria l in Washington, D.C. The Korean War started June 25, 1950. Communist North Korea invaded South Korea, killing thousands. Outnumbered South Korean and American troops, as part of a U.N. police action, fought courageously against the Communist Chinese and North Korean troops, who were supplied with arms and MIG fighters from the Soviet Union. Five-star General Douglas MacArthur was Supreme U.N. Commander, leading the United Nations Command from 1950 to 1951. MacArthur made a daring landing of troops at Inchon, deep behind North Korean lines, and recaptured the...
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump trounced by Biden in 2020? Don't bet on it. Here's why

    05/02/2020 8:40:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 2, 2020 | Newt Gingrich
    As a student of history, it is painful to watch today’s so-called reporters and analysts pontificate about the Nov. 3, 2020 election outcome. We are currently six months away from that event. Yet analyst after analyst and TV host after TV host will claim if the election were held today Joe Biden would win – as if the Trump supporters should panic or collapse in despair. To some extent, this kind of presentism even infects the White House and Republican leaders and activists. Yet, presentism is incredibly misleading in a period of change. Remember: At this point in 2015, it...
  • Christmas Prophecies: "Through Jesus Christ the world will yet be a better and a fairer place"-President Truman

    12/24/2019 6:44:04 PM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    American Minute ^ | December 24, 2019 | Bill Federer
    In the 8th century before Christ, the Prophet Isaiah wrote (7:14): "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." The Gospel of Matthew, 1:20-23, relates: "The angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from...
  • "Fundamental basis of this nation's laws was given to Moses on the Mount"- Harry S Truman

    05/08/2019 9:28:59 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    American Minute ^ | May 8, 2019 | Bill Federer
    In poor health two months before his death, Franklin Roosevelt met with King Abdul Aziz ibm Saud on the USS Quincy in the Suez Canal on February 14, 1945. Later, on April 5, 1945, Roosevelt wrote to King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, promising that as long as he was President, America would not recognize a Jewish State: "I communicated to you the attitude of the American Government toward Palestine ... that no decision be taken ... I assured you that I would take no action, in my capacity as Chief of the Executive ... with regard to the question of...
  • Federal Truman Scholarship Awarded To Zero Conservative Students In 2018

    04/11/2019 11:20:14 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-11-2019 | Tom Ciccotta
    A new analysis by The College Fix this week reveals that the federal Truman Scholarship was only awarded to leftist students in 2018. None of the 59 recipients identified as a conservative American. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation offers $30,000 scholarships to promising high school students who pledge to spend three years after graduation in public service. The federal scholarship is awarded to 59 students each year. “We identify young people at an important inflection point in their development—when they are college juniors—and recognize and reward their commitments to devote themselves to public service,” the scholarship’s website reads. According...
  • Man accused of shooting down UN chief: ‘Sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to…’

    01/13/2019 3:02:30 AM PST · by blueplum · 28 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | Emma Graham-Harrison, Andreas Rocksen and Mads Brügger
    Jan van Risseghem was only a teenager when his mother ordered him to flee Nazi-occupied Belgium for her native England with his brother Maurice. After hiding in a convent, and an epic journey across the war-torn continent, they reached safety in Portugal, then took a ship north. Once in England, the pair signed up with the Belgian resistance, and with the help of an uncle enrolled for flight training with the RAF, a decision that shaped not just their war, but the rest of their lives. Half a century later, flying skills he learned in Britain would also make the...
  • Watch: Joint Base Pearl Harbor HI - VP Pence at Return of POWs

    08/01/2018 4:55:59 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 23 replies
    So powerful to watch POWs returning home. History...
  • Sluggish recovery from Hurricane Maria reignites calls for Puerto Rico’s statehood, independence

    04/29/2018 5:18:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2018 | Arelis Hernández
    Ernesto Davila Marin was in elementary school when rebellion interrupted class. As he left the schoolhouse that October day, black smoke rose from the town center where nationalists had set Jayuya ablaze, shooting police officers and declaring the independent republic of Puerto Rico from a rooftop. In the struggle for sovereignty from American colonial rule, Puerto Rican independence fighters staged uprisings in nearly a dozen cities that day in 1950 and later attempted to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. They held the central mountain city for three days until U.S. Air Force bombers buzzed over the emerald peaks packed with...
  • July 19, 1950: President Harry Truman Address on Korea

    06/11/2018 9:31:38 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Annenberg Learner ^ | July 19, 1950 | Harry S. Truman
    At noon today I sent a message to the Congress about the situation in Korea. I want to talk to you tonight about that situation, and about what it means to the security of the United States and to our hopes for peace in the world. Korea is a small country, thousands of miles away, but what is happening there is important to every American...
  • Broadcast to the American People Announcing the Surrender of Germany - May 8, 1945

    02/24/2018 9:59:50 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 6 replies
    Univ of Missouri ^ | May 8, 1945 | Harry S. Truman
    THIS IS a solemn but a glorious hour. I only wish that Franklin D. Roosevelt had lived to witness this day. General Eisenhower informs me that the forces of Germany have surrendered to the United Nations. The flags of freedom fly over all Europe. For this victory, we join in offering our thanks to the Providence which has guided and sustained us through the dark days of adversity. Our rejoicing is sobered and subdued by a supreme consciousness of the terrible price we have paid to rid the world of Hitler and his evil band. Let us not forget, my...
  • "Through Jesus Christ the World will yet be a Better Place"-Pres. Truman, & notable Christmas...

    12/24/2017 6:49:00 AM PST · by blueyon · 1 replies
    American Minute ^ | ??? | American Minute with Bill Federer
    """ American Minute with Bill Federer "Through Jesus Christ the World will yet be a Better Place"-Pres. Truman, & notable Christmas Acknowledgments Through History!""" "When the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law so that we might receive adoption as sons." (Galatians 4:4-5) "The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Mark 10:45) On CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER 24, 1947, President Truman lit the National Community Christmas Tree, stating:
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • Harry Truman once compared the press to prostitutes

    08/17/2017 6:25:21 AM PDT · by pabianice · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/17/17 | Massarella
    Donald Trump isn’t the only U.S. president who loved to bash the Washington press corps. The original “Give ‘em Hell” Harry S. Truman called journalists covering the White House “prostitutes of the mind” in a letter written on Dec. 29, 1955 to pal Dean Acheson. In the salty letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Post, Truman rails against newspaper writers and columnists, calling them “more dangerous” than street walkers. “Presidents and the members of their Cabinets and their staff members have been slandered and misrepresented since George Washington,” Truman wrote in the hand-written diatribe. “When the press...
  • Truman Would Have Agreed With Trump On The CIA In Syria

    07/23/2017 1:18:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2017 | Ilana Mercer
    Said the President: "For some time I have been disturbed by the way CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and, at times, a policy-making arm of the Government. ... [T]his quiet intelligence arm of the President has been so removed from its intended role that it is being interpreted as a symbol of sinister and mysterious foreign intrigue."This dire warning about the propensity of the Central Intelligence Agency to go rogue came from Harry S. Truman.Truman's call to "limit the CIA role to intelligence" was published in December 22, 1963, by the Washington...
  • Regarding Presidential dignity: Democrat Harry "Give 'em hell" Truman would have loved using twitter

    06/29/2017 12:46:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    Regarding his media critics: Harry's tweets would've virtually blackened their eyes, bloodied their noses, and they would've needed supporters below