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  • Censoring Eisenhower and Religious Freedom in the Military

    07/29/2013 5:40:02 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7-29-13 | Tony Perkins
    If President Eisenhower were alive today, the five-star general may be shocked to know that his own speeches are too offensive to be quoted in the military he used to command. A military chaplain has been taken to task for fulfilling the job description that most spiritual leaders (until recently) were hired to do: talk about faith. In a harmless post for his online website, "Chaplain's Corner," Lt. Col. Kenneth Reyes (USAF) of the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska wrote an inspirational piece called, "No Atheists in Foxholes: Chaplains Gave All in World War II." The phrase, which President Eisenhower...
  • I Like Barack: Obama Reminds Historian Brinkley of Eisenhower

    07/05/2013 5:23:00 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 59 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This Fourth of July weekend is turning into an unforseen laff-fest. Yesterday we had NBC featuring a photo of President Obama making what he might have thought was an assertive hand gesture while discussing the situation in Egypt with his aides. Today treats us to historian Douglas Brinkley, on Morning Joe, claiming that when it comes to foreign policy, President Obama reminds him of, yes, Supreme-Allied-Commander-turned-President Dwight D. Eisenhower. View the chuckle-worthy video here.
  • Walt Disney’s Fascinating Political Journey (From Naive Socialist to Staunch Conservative)

    05/27/2013 8:00:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/27/2013 | CHRIS QUEEN
    Walt & Lillian Disney with Richard Nixon and his family at Disneyland, 1959 We tend to think of Hollywood as a bastion of leftism, and rightly so. Books like Ron Radosh’s Red Star Over Hollywood demonstrate the deep-seated left-wing dominance of the entertainment industry. Even with the leftism prevalent in Hollywood’s Golden Age, many unabashed conservatives found success without compromising their principles, including one of the most creative minds in the business — Walt Disney.Several biographers and writers that I’ve read have tried to declare that Walt Disney was apolitical, but I find this conclusion not to be true....
  • When an Army of Artists Fooled Hitler

    05/21/2013 4:54:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | May 21, 2013 | Leah Binkovitz
    <p>Mixing real tanks alongside the inflatable ones, the troops appeared to be assembling a massive attack. Their fake observation planes were so convincing, American pilots tried to land in the field next to them. When the offensive finally made its move across the Rhine, with General Dwight Eisenhower and Prime Minister Winston Churchill watching, they were met with little German resistance. The riverbanks were left for the taking and the Ghost Army earned a commendation for its success.</p>
  • Bridge to Goldwater Movement

    05/01/2013 1:34:38 PM PDT · by TeaPartyJakes · 6 replies
    Clarence Manion, the retired dean of the Notre Dame School of Law, became one of the most thoughtful conservatives from the mid-1950s through the 1970s. The “Manion Forum” began broadcasting in 1954 and continued until his death in 1979. In 1952, Manion would head the “Democrats for Eisenhower” organization. President Dwight D. Eisenhower named him as the chairman of a commission to study how to return to states the power that the federal government had taken away under the Roosevelt and Truman administration. When Manion did not back away from his support of something the administration opposed, Eisenhower fired him....
  • Obama's Godfather Speech: The president sounds more like a Corleone than a Roosevelt (Wow!)

    12/08/2011 12:06:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 8, 2011 | Daniel Henninger, deputy editor, editorial page
    Most press accounts of Barack Obama's speech in Osawatomie, Kansas, Tuesday described it as delivered by the "president of the United States." And indeed the person delivering it analogized himself to Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Bill Clinton. In fact, the Osawatomie speech was not given by the President of the United States. It was given by the leader of the Democratic Party. Most of the time, this distinction isn't a problem in the United States because historically people have tended to think that the office of the presidency represents "all the people." This doesn't mean everyone...
  • Gehry’s Ghastly Eisenhower Memorial

    01/10/2012 12:50:46 PM PST · by mojito · 93 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 1/10/2012 | George Weigel
    ...The present Eisenhower Memorial design, by postmodernist Frank Gehry, has virtually nothing to do with the Dwight David Eisenhower of history. Plans call for Ike to be memorialized in sculpture as a barefoot farmboy on the Great Plains: not the great wartime leader; not the soldier-diplomat; not the chief executive of the United States who presided over eight years of peace and prosperity. The Gehry conceit seems both obvious and entirely in tune with the postmodern deconstruction of history: There are no great men; there are no great virtues; there is no great striving; nor is there great accomplishment or...
  • The Electability of Herman Cain

    10/05/2011 6:59:40 PM PDT · by Billlknowles · 20 replies
    WeArePolitics ^ | 10/05/2011 | Bill Knowles
    As most of you have heard by now, former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain is now in the top tier of candidates running for the Republican nomination for President. It comes of no surprise to me, but it may shock many of you out there that in the most recent CBS poll just released, Herman has pulled into a tie for the lead with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and has leap-frogged over flash-in-the-pan and former frontrunner Texas Governor Rick Perry. The question most people have as well as the political pundits out there is now is Herman Cain an...
  • ANOTHER LIBERAL LIE EXPOSED: The Myth of the Southern Strategy

    10/03/2011 9:35:26 PM PDT · by Billlknowles · 1 replies
    WeArePolitics.com ^ | 10/3/2011 | Carl Reed
    Recently, Herman Cain made the comment that, “Many African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open-minded, not even considering a conservative point of view.” For this statement he was vilified, especially by the black liberal establishment. It may have been imprudent for him to say, especially if he wishes to garner a significant portion of the black vote, but it is the truth. Blacks have been brainwashed by the myth of the Southern Strategy. There was a point in our history in which the black community voted overwhelmingly Republican. After all, the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, freed the slaves....
  • Going Home To Glory

    11/22/2010 6:00:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2010 | David Stokes
    The snow had fallen in massive quantities the night before and the temperature had plummeted to single digits. And the man who had provided steady and unruffled guidance to the United States of America during a potentially turbulent time, likely found himself watching the weather every bit as much as his sense of duty drove him to keep an eye on the very world itself. He had a trip planned that day—one he had been looking forward to for a while. It was more than an excursion from one place to another; it was a journey from glory to glory....
  • Dwight Eisenhower, a Republican Civil Rights Hero

    10/14/2010 8:45:04 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 23 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | October 14, 2010 | Michael Zak
    Grand Old Partisan salutes Dwight Eisenhower, born this day in 1890. Though the Democrat leadership offered him their party's presidential nomination in 1952, General Dwight Eisenhower declared himself a Republican and contested for the GOP nomination. His administration opposed the Democrats’ segregationist policies...
  • Prof. Emiritus Hal Lewis Resigns from American Physical Society

    10/09/2010 4:32:58 PM PDT · by comps4spice · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | October 8, 2010 | Hal Lewis
    he following is a letter to the American Physical Society released to the public by Professor Emiritus of physics Hal Lewis of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Sent: Friday, 08 October 2010 17:19 Hal Lewis From: Hal Lewis, University of California, Santa Barbara To: Curtis G. Callan, Jr., Princeton University, President of the American Physical Society 6 October 2010 Dear Curt: When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood (a threat against which Dwight Eisenhower warned a half-century ago).
  • Republicans Passed the 1957 Civil Rights Act

    09/09/2010 12:58:48 PM PDT · by Michael Zak · 9 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | September 9, 2010 | Michael Zak
    During the five terms of the FDR and Truman presidencies, the Democrats did not propose any civil rights legislation. President Dwight Eisenhower, in contrast, asked his Attorney General to write the first federal civil rights legislation since the Republican Party’s 1875 Civil Rights Act. On this day fifty-three years ago, President Eisenhower signed the 1957 Civil Rights Act into law. Many Democrats in the Senate filibustered the bill, but strong Republican support ensured passage. Score one for America!
  • After Jefferson, a Question About Washington and a Young Slave

    05/28/2009 5:25:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies · 1,396+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 7, 1999 | Nicholas Wade
    Three descendants of Venus' son, who was called West Ford, say that according to a family tradition two centuries old, George Washington was West Ford's father. They hope to develop DNA evidence from Washington family descendants and his hair samples to bolster their case... There is, however, reason to believe that if the child's father was not Washington, it might have been someone closely related to him. The cousins' claim has several elements of truth, enough to set up a historical mystery as to the identity of West Ford's father and to add a new strand to the emerging links...
  • In The Shadow of Bush (BDS in full bloom)

    01/20/2008 10:06:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 62+ views
    Newsweek ^ | January 28, 2008 Issue | Evan Thomas
    The president has left his party in a precarious state. But the GOP candidates running in the wake of his wreckage can learn much from his failures. We are all stars in the movies that play in our minds: not true-life stories, exactly, but life as we imagine it could or should be. Little imperfections are conveniently forgotten or smoothed over, messy relationships downplayed or deep-sixed. The future beckons brightly, even if the past was dark or dreary. This need to believe in an idealized self is especially strong in politicians. They must get up every day and sell a...
  • How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico

    06/10/2007 2:22:24 PM PDT · by sourcery · 75 replies · 2,950+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 06, 2006 | John Dillin
    WASHINGTON – George W. Bush isn't the first Republican president to face a full-blown immigration crisis on the US-Mexican border. Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America's southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond. President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents - less than one-tenth of today's force. The operation...
  • Route 66 motels an endangered species

    05/21/2007 6:53:47 AM PDT · by libertarianPA · 151 replies · 2,473+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 5/21/07 | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS
    MIAMI, Okla. - The Riviera Courts motel is crumbling away and nobody seems to care. Once a stop along Route 66, the 2,400-mile neon carnival that connected hundreds of communities from Chicago to Los Angeles, this late-1930s Mission Revival is just a weather-worn building on the side of a country road in far northeast Oklahoma. Next door, soybean farmers Richard and Rosemary Woolard watch the place deteriorate from their front porch. "Been a lot of changes in this old county," 77-year-old Richard Woolard says plainly. The Riviera Courts is among hundreds of mom-and-pop motels that met their demise along the...
  • 'AMERICA CAN'T DO A THING'

    11/02/2004 12:36:18 AM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 666+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/02/04 | AMIR TAHERI
    AMERICANS will certainly have 9/11 in mind when they vote today. But they should keep another date in mind, too — one almost exactly a quarter-century ago: Nov. 4, 1979. A clear path runs to 9/11 from the day of the raid on the U.S. embassy in Tehran and the seizure of American hostages. The 1979 embassy attack came at a time when the administration of President Jimmy Carter was trying to prop up the new Khomeinist regime in Tehran. Carter had decided to support Khomeini in the context of the so-called "Green Belt" strategy developed by National Security...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles President Dwight David Eisenhower - Oct 11th, 2003

    10/11/2003 12:13:57 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 82 replies · 6,020+ views
    Grolier.com ^ | Stephen E. Ambrose and George H. Mayer
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... . U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. . . Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family...
  • The Anti-Ikes: Two ex-presidents (Guess Who) could learn from Eisenhower and the Bay of Pigs

    02/24/2003 5:35:39 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies · 330+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 24, 2003 | Peggy Noonan
    <p>Two of our former presidents, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, have been talking a lot about their views and feelings on Iraq. It would be nice if they took to speaking less and thinking more. They could start with an event in the latter years of Dwight David Eisenhower, a former president who knew how to do the job.</p>
  • A charmed life

    07/08/2002 11:30:36 AM PDT · by gordgekko · 3 replies · 203+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | July 8, 2002 | Steven Martinovich
    Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life By Carlo D'Este Henry Holt & Company 824 pgs. $35.00 ISBN: 0-8050-5686-6 A charmed lifeBy Steven Martinovichweb posted July 8, 2002It took the Second World War to rescue the careers of both Dwight D. Eisenhower and Winston Churchill, two of the most famous personalities of that conflict. Like Churchill, who had desired the ultimate prize of leadership but could never quite reach it, Eisenhower's career before the war was languishing. Sitting at the rank of lieutenant colonel at the age of 50, Eisenhower's military career, it seemed, would be a solid but uneventful journey.The outbreak of...