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  • Tammy Bruce: Lincoln vs. Obama -- The incredible tale of two libraries

    05/16/2018 1:36:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 154 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 16, 2017 | Tammy Bruce
    This is a story of priorities and hypocrisy, brought to us by a president who saved the Union and was murdered for it, and a president whose policies and malevolence damaged both the nation and the world, and who is being rewarded for it. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation is in trouble. It is auctioning off non-Lincoln related artifacts in an effort to pay back a loan that is coming due. You see, the Lincoln Library doesn’t make a lot of money or attract enough major donors to operate. This is odd, considering President Lincoln is a “favorite” president...
  • California Bill Wants To Drop Washington/Lincoln’s Birthday And Replace It With Communist Holiday

    05/12/2018 8:00:15 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12 May 2018 | ROB SHIMSHOCK
    The California Assembly discussed Thursday a bill that would replace Abraham Lincoln or George Washington’s birthday with International Socialist Workers’ Day as a paid holiday. California Democrat Assemblyman Miguel Santiago introduced Bill AB-3042, which would allow schools to replace Washington Day and Lincoln Day with Presidents’ Day and install an “International Workers’ Day” — conventionally known as “May Day” — as a second holiday. “I’m aghast that a bill like this would be able to get through committee,” California Republican Assemblyman Matthew Harper said to the Assembly. “Are we in competition to be the laughing stock of the United States?”...
  • Twitter Erupts After Kanye West Tweets About Republicans Freeing Slaves

    04/30/2018 10:45:46 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 105 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | April 30, 2018
    On Monday morning, Twitter erupted after Kanye West posted a screenshot of a text exchange he had with a friend about Abraham Lincoln. Twitter was set ablaze after Kanye West posted a screenshot of a text exchange he had with a friend named ‘Steve.’ “Abe Lincoln freed and protected the slaves and he was Republican,” Steve said to Kanye in a text message. “Republicans were the ones who helped black people; Democrats protected the rights of the slave owners of the south,” Steve continued. Kanye West replied, “I’m gonna tweet this” Steve responded with, “Those are facts”
  • President Trump: Kanye "Has Good Taste," GOP Is "Changing Back" To The Party Of Abe Lincoln

    04/27/2018 11:22:59 AM PDT · by ethom · 48 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 27 2018 | Tim Hains
    Read President Trump's comments about Candace Owens and Kanye West, two prominent black celebrities who have endorsed him. "Kanye looks and he sees black unemployment at the lowest it's been in the history of our country, OK? He sees Hispanic unemployment at the lowest it's been in the history of our country. He sees, by the way, female unemployment -- women unemployment the lowest it's been in now almost 19 years. He sees that stuff and he's smart. And he says you know what, Trump is doing a much better job than the Democrats did," Trump said about West. On...
  • North Carolina beachgoer captures drone footage of Civil War-era shipwreck

    04/08/2018 5:20:36 AM PDT · by ETL · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 4, 2018 | Madeline Farber
    While vacationing at Holden Beach in North Carolina last week, 42-year-old Brent Garlington spotted what is thought to be a wrecked Civil War-era steamer. Garlington, of Fayetteville, flew a drone over the Lockwood Folly Inlet, which is located between Holden Beach and Oak Island. The tide was low because of the full moon, Garlington told Fox News on Tuesday. This prompted him to take a walk on the beach sandbar and ultimately capture the footage using a drone. While Garlington didn’t discover the vessel, he believes "this is the first time it has been seen from this perspective." (snip) A...
  • Did Abraham Lincoln sleep here?

    02/11/2018 11:40:26 AM PST · by bgill · 34 replies
    cbs ^ | Feb. 11, 2018 | cbs
    Visitors to a small log cabin in Kentucky are right to ask: Is it true that Abraham Lincoln slept here? On the eve of Lincoln's 209th birthday tomorrow, Brook Silva-Braga has the answer... "What we're trying to do is authenticate when this cabin was made by using the tree rings in the logs," he replied. Some say our 16th president, born in these hills in 1809, spent some of his childhood in this cabin at Knob Creek. But did he?... So no, Abraham Lincoln did not sleep here in the Knob Creek cabin … or in the "symbolic cabin" at...
  • Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809

    02/12/2018 3:57:10 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 628 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 02/11/2018 | Harpygoddess
    It has long been a grave question whether any government, not too strong for the liberties of the people, can be strong enough to maintain its existence in great emergencies. ~ Lincoln February 12 is the anniversary of the birth of the 16th - and arguably the greatest - president of these United States, Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). Born in Kentucky and raised in Illinois, Lincoln was largely self-educated and became a country lawyer in 1836, having been elected to the state legislature two years earlier. He had one term in the U.S. Congress (1847-1849) but failed (against Stephen A. Douglas)...
  • Bridging the Mississippi: The Railroads and Steamboats Clash at the Rock Island Bridge

    02/10/2018 6:35:19 PM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    National Archives Prologue Magazine ^ | Summer 2004 | David A. Pfeiffer
    On April 22, 1856, the citizens of Rock Island, Illinois, and Davenport, Iowa, cheered as they watched three steam locomotives pull eight passenger cars safely across the newly completed Chicago and Rock Island railroad bridge over the Mississippi River. The first railroad bridge across the Mississippi was open for business. Now the people of eastern Iowa could reach New York City by rail in no more than forty-two hours. The construction and completion of this bridge came to symbolize the larger issues affecting transcontinental commerce and sectional interests. Backers of a railroad across the country were divided between those who...
  • Democracy’s Highest Crime and Misdemeanor

    01/29/2018 12:57:24 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/29/18 | Scott Powell
    Subverting the Electoral Process: In his Gettysburg Address, President Lincoln reminded Americans that they were uniquely privileged to have a new birth of freedom that was contingent on “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” That was then. What about now? Every week brings new revelations and details about a cabal in the federal government whose actions border on a conspiracy. The evidence suggests that specific high level officials in the Justice Department and the FBI colluded together to violate the law in unprecedented ways for the singular purpose of subverting the will of the people...
  • This Day in History: The Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2017 6:23:02 AM PST · by iowamark · 36 replies
    TaraRoss.com ^ | November 19, 2016 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivers his famous Gettysburg address. Did you know that no one knows exactly where he gave the speech? And no one knows precisely what he said? Several different transcripts of the speech exist, each with slightly different phrasing. lincoln-11-19-3His speech wasn’t even supposed to be the main feature that day! Instead, a two-hour oration by a former Secretary of State, Edward Everett, was supposed to be the highlight. Lincoln’s two-minute speech would go down in history. Everett’s has been mostly forgotten. Perhaps Everett saw the writing on the wall? He wrote to the...
  • VA rejects push to alter ‘sexist’ motto: ‘Lincoln’s words are Lincoln’s words’

    11/02/2017 10:14:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Veterans group claims motto ‘symbolizes the agency’s resistance to gender equity’The VA is defending its motto this week against charges that it “symbolizes​ ​the agency’s​ ​resistance​ ​to​ ​gender​ ​equity.” A portion of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address in 1865 has been deemed “sexist” as a VA motto by the nonprofit organization Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. The group wrote a letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin this week demanding a change, which it says would “better support women.” The motto in question, in place since 1959, reads: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for...
  • Alderman says Lincoln bust in West Englewood burned [witness: statue already burned July 4]

    08/18/2017 12:08:14 AM PDT · by Fedora · 20 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 08/17/2017 | Fran Spielman and Mitch Dudek
    Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) on Thursday accused President Donald Trump of emboldening vandals to set fire to a bust of Abraham Lincoln that has stood as a symbol of freedom in West Englewood for nearly a century. . .A West Englewood resident interviewed Thursday speculated that some burn damage to the Lincoln bust may have been caused by fireworks set off on July 4th.“People were out partying on the 4th of July and lighting fireworks off of it,” said Christopher Jackson, 22, who lives two blocks from the statue and saw the revelers also light newspapers on fire on top...
  • Abraham Lincoln Monument Torched In Chicago

    08/17/2017 5:49:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Douglas Ernst
    Abraham Lincoln has joined George Washington on the list of those targeted by Chicagoans in a national debate over Civil War-era monuments. Alderman Raymond Lopez took to Facebook Wednesday night to decry a defaced statue of the nation’s 16th president in the Englewood neighborhood. The giant bust appears to have been damaged after someone in the 15th Ward sprayed and ignited a flammable liquid. “What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism. This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on August 31, 1926, was damaged & burned,” Mr. Lopez wrote, a local NBC affiliate reported. “If anyone has any...
  • Abe Lincoln Statue Vandalized In Chicago – Locals Take To Social Media To Call Him Racist

    08/17/2017 8:40:56 AM PDT · by pabianice · 81 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 8/17/17 | Blue
    Abraham Lincoln Statue Vandalized Chicago, IL – In the most dumbfounding vandalism of the year, somebody set an Abraham Lincoln statue on fire in Chicago on Wednesday, according to 15th Ward Alderman Raymond Lopez. The monument has stood near 69th & Wolcott St since it was erected in 1926. It is now blackend by fire. By all appearances, somebody dumped accelerant on the bust and then lit it on fire. According to Alderman Lopez, Chicago PD is investigating who committed the act and what their motivation was. Abraham Lincoln, who led the Union to victory in the civil war and...
  • Lincoln's Birthday Today February 12

    02/12/2017 5:21:39 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 19 replies
    Norfolk Daily News ^ | February 11,2017 | Dear Mrs Web
    Dear Mrs. Web Personal Advice Column Our family has had this tradition for many years. We have special meals that we serve one food, often in season, usually connected with a holiday or time of year. It is fun and a treat to focus on one food and one food only. January Hot cocoa and popcorn night, usually after a day of sledding. Don’t forget the marshmallows! February Is the best month for this theme: On February 12 there is Lincoln’s Birthday and we serve cake shaped like a log frosted with a special chocolate butter cream frosting. These were...
  • On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

    11/19/2016 11:59:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    November 19, 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    "The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg..." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Address Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are...
  • When Lincoln Called For a National Fast

    11/01/2016 3:06:02 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 62 replies
    Abraham Lincoln Online ^ | March 30, 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation. And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy...
  • It Took 240 Years But Now Even the Brits Understand Independence Day

    07/04/2016 6:07:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-4-2016 | MOTUS
    Like all of your favorite radio/teevee hosts I’m doing a “best of” today. I hope you enjoy my 2016 4th of July retrospective: Happy Birthday America!From 2010: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? These founding documents were designed and declared with full knowledge of human nature and complete understanding of the soul’s tendencies. The result was the formation of a more perfect union which has stood the test of time in no small part due to the wisdom of these founders who crafted a near sacred separation of powers within the government they created.  Let us honor their courage, their genius...
  • The Lone Man Resisting Judicial Tyranny

    07/03/2016 12:41:19 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 27 replies
    The Stand ^ | Monday, May 9, 2016 | Bryan Fischer
    The Constitution gives absolutely no authority, none, to the federal government to dictate marriage policy to the states. *** *** When the Obergefell case was decided by the Supreme Court, its ruling legally applied only to the plaintiffs before it, as is true in any case before any court. The concept of “judicial review” - in which the Court, and not Congress, gets to decide what the law is - is not found in the Constitution anywhere. It was invented out of the ether by Chief Justice John Marshall in 1803 as a way for the Court to grant dictatorial...
  • The Civil War in Four Minutes

    07/03/2016 11:22:22 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 53 replies
    http://www.civilwar.org/education/in4/ ^ | Jun 26, 2013 | Civil War Trust
    "Historian Garry Adelman describes the events that took place during the Battle of Gettysburg from July 1-July 3, 1863." I found this video very well done in just 4 minutes. Gave me a good start to understanding this complex battle and also something to think about on this day of Pickett's Charge. I don't know how many of you here are well versed with the way the battle went but for me it's still a learning experience.