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  • A Time For Choosing [aka 'The Speech', a Reagan Classic]

    02/06/2004 9:27:19 AM PST · by NittanyLion · 39 replies · 1,124+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 1964 | Ronald Reagan
    I am going to talk of controversial things. I make no apology for this. It's time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by the Founding Fathers. James Madison said, "We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self government." This idea? that government was beholden to the people, that it had no other source of power is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man. This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we...
  • Over Two Days, Hurricane, President, Beatles Visited North Fla. (1964)

    05/30/2004 4:20:23 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 181+ views
    AP ^ | May 30, 2004
    Over Two Days, Hurricane, President, Beatles Visited North Fla. Ron Word/Associated Press May 30, 2004 JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - It was a remarkable two-day period in northeast Florida's history: Sept. 10-11, 1964. In less than 48 hours, Hurricane Dora's high winds and storm surge devastated Jacksonville and St. Augustine, President Lyndon B. Johnson made a surprise visit to inspect the damage, and the Beatles performed for 20,000 screaming fans at the Gator Bowl. Glenn Guthrie remembers all three events - he witnessed each one. At the time, surfing was Guthrie's life. Big waves are rare along north Florida's coast...
  • Why the Left Fears Condoleezza Rice

    02/06/2004 6:00:12 AM PST · by 7thson · 31 replies · 2,244+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004 | Lowell Ponte
    Condoleezza Rice is a "true illiterate," said a patronizing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. This Marxist thug added that he had asked his comrade Cuban dictator Fidel Castro to mail America’s National Security Advisor samples of Cuban books now being used to teach Venezuelan children literacy to “see if she learns to respect the dignity of the people and learns a bit about us." Apparently President Chavez is both a racist and a puny macho sexist to make such stupid remarks. His stunted manhood is threatened by criticism from this powerful woman. Condoleezza Rice, who recently called on Chavez to accept...
  • A Familiar Dilemma on the Pothead Left

    01/01/2004 10:15:06 PM PST · by quidnunc · 14 replies · 179+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 2, 2004 | Wesley Pruden
    The Democrats have an image problem, but it's not, as some pundits insist, a mcgovern. The image problem is a goldwater. Anyone who was around in the winter of 1964 appreciates it at once. Barry Goldwater thrilled angry Republicans, conservatives and political correspondents with deliciously quotable remarks, fired from the lip (not even the hip). This chilled the Republican barons who could recognize a fatal self-inflicted wound when they saw one. The senator from Arizona, unlike the former governor of Vermont, was personally likable and had a gift for saying sensible things in an outrageous way. This was poison at...
  • 'Two-China' policy pursued in '60s

    12/24/2003 4:59:46 PM PST · by maui_hawaii · 10 replies · 242+ views
    Japan pursued a de facto "two-China" policy recognizing both China and Taiwan while officially maintaining a one-China policy, according to declassified diplomatic documents released Wednesday. A December 1964 document quotes Prime Minister Eisaku Sato as conveying this position to British Ambassador Francis Rundall. "The Japanese government has been saying that there is only 'one China,' but we are simply using the words employed by both communist China and Nationalist China," the prime minister said. "In reality, we are aware that there are two governments." That May, Foreign Minister Masayoshi Ohira told his British counterpart, Richard Butler, that Japan wanted to...
  • Bush, Nixon, and LBJ

    12/08/2003 6:21:26 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 306+ views
    WND.com ^ | 12-08-03 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    Bush, Nixon & LBJ Posted: December 8, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc. Re-election year is shaping up as positively for George W. Bush as it did for LBJ in 1964 and Richard Nixon in 1972. Recall: Both LBJ and Nixon had engineered surging economies for the election year. Both held the face cards in foreign policy in wartime, with electorates wary of the perceived radicalism of their rivals. Both were facing opponents, Barry Goldwater and George McGovern, who had been luridly painted as outside the mainstream. And both benefited from an opposition party polarized over its...
  • Bush, Nixon, and LBJ

    12/08/2003 5:47:59 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 326+ views
    WND.com ^ | 12-08-03 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    Bush, Nixon & LBJ Posted: December 8, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc. Re-election year is shaping up as positively for George W. Bush as it did for LBJ in 1964 and Richard Nixon in 1972. Recall: Both LBJ and Nixon had engineered surging economies for the election year. Both held the face cards in foreign policy in wartime, with electorates wary of the perceived radicalism of their rivals. Both were facing opponents, Barry Goldwater and George McGovern, who had been luridly painted as outside the mainstream. And both benefited from an opposition party polarized over its...
  • Mississippi Observes 39th Anniversary of Murders of Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner

    06/23/2003 7:23:43 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 32 replies · 834+ views
    Jackson, MS, Clarion-Ledger ^ | 06-23-03 | Mitchell, Jerry
    <p>PHILADELPHIA, MS — Another anniversary, another year without justice for the killers of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, speakers said Sunday.</p> <p>"All of us know that people who helped and aided in the murders are still alive," Leslie McLemore, a member of the Jackson City Council, told the 200 or so gathered at Mount Zion United Methodist Church to remember the three civil rights workers killed by the Ku Klux Klan on June 21, 1964. "They need to be brought to trial."</p>
  • Credit where Credit is Due: the Republicans passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act

    05/08/2003 5:19:37 AM PDT · by Grand Old Partisan · 4 replies · 938+ views
    Back to Basics for the Republican Party ^ | May 8, 2003 | Michael Zak
    Credit Where Credit Is Due: The Republicans Passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act by Michael Zak During the Kennedy administration, the Republican minority in Congress introduced many bills to protect the constitutional rights of blacks, including a comprehensive new civil rights bill. In February 1963, to head off a return by most blacks to the party of Lincoln, Kennedy abruptly decided to submit to Congress a new civil rights bill. Hastily drafted in a single all-nighter, the Kennedy bill fell well short of what our Party had introduced into Congress the month before. Over the next several months, Democrat racists...
  • Bill Bradley Fouls the Civil Rights Act (Dems filibustered 1964 Act)

    12/12/2002 10:26:58 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 11 replies · 1,142+ views
    National Center.Org ^ | Dec. 1999 | R.D. Davis
    I believe that Democrats have lied about who supported the Civil Rights Act for so long that they actually believe their lies. But anytime this lie is retold, I feel compelled to debunk it. So here we go again... The Congressional Quarterly of June 26, 1964 (p. 1323) recorded that, in the Senate, only 69% of Democrats (46 for, 21 against) voted for the Civil Rights Act as compared to 82% of Republicans (27 for, 6 against). All southern Democratic senators voted against the Act. This includes the current senator from West Virginia and former KKK member Robert C. Bryd...
  • Arguments Through the Ages: Barry Goldwater

    11/17/2002 6:14:53 PM PST · by anncoulteriscool · 27 replies · 303+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | November 17, 2002 | Barry Goldwater
    <p>Editor's note: Barry Goldwater (1909-1998) was a Republican senator from Arizona who ran against Lyndon Johnson for the White House in 1964. Although he lost that election by a large margin, Goldwater became famous for rallying a conservative movement that came to see him as its champion. The following is excerpted from his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.</p>