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  • Washington Post Column: Trump hits a new low on immigration

    11/13/2015 8:01:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/2015 | Michael Gerson
    The fourth Republican presidential debate was, by most accounts, a bit of a snoozer. But in a good way. There was less interpersonal conflict, more substantive discussion of economic policy. Donald Trump, in particular, was judged "subdued" and “surprisingly subdued” and "uncharacteristically subdued.” Trump himself pronounced it "a very elegant evening" in which "everybody actually did fine." All very forgettable, civil and elegant. Except the part where the Republican front-runner proposed the forced expulsion of 11 million people and endorsed the historical precedent of Operation Wetback, an Eisenhower-era mass deportation program that was as ugly and offensive as its name....
  • Former President Eisenhower Reveals HARD TRUTH About Freedom

    11/08/2015 11:32:16 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 17 replies
    the federalist papers ^ | Sierra Marlee
    Farewell Address to the Nation Dwight D. Eisenhower January 17, 1961 Three days from now, after a half century of service of our country, I shall lay down the responsibilities of office as, in traditional and solemn ceremony, the authority of the Presidency is vested in my successor. This evening I come to you with a message of leave-taking and farewell, and to share a few final thoughts with you, my countrymen. … We now stand ten years past the midpoint of a century that has witnessed four major wars among great nations. Three of these involved our own...
  • 1961 speech Eisenhower Warns us of New World Order

    10/10/2015 12:02:13 PM PDT · by 100American · 16 replies
    Himself via You Tube ^ | 1961 | Dwight David Eisenhower
    To All, Please view this video as it sets the stage for where we are now from a 1961 perspective, from the Top down... Watch and See...
  • GOP schism not new, still a factor

    10/07/2015 5:54:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 6, 2015 | Jack Torry and Jessica Wehrman
    In 1952, the combatants were Dwight Eisenhower and Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio. In 1964, it was Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller. Today, they are outgoing House Speaker John Boehner and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. All have been at the center of an endless struggle that has roiled Republicans for decades as conservatives attempt to yank the party to the political right while more moderate or establishment Republicans try their best to nudge their way toward the center. In the vivid glare of an intense presidential race, party conservatives such as Cruz and Rep. Jim Jordan of Urbana are...
  • Donald Trump says 1950s 'Operation Wetback' is model immigration plan

    09/30/2015 4:32:12 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 83 replies
    Donald Trump said that if he were to become president of the United States, part of his immigration policy would be modeled directly after a 1950s policy called "Operation Wetback." In an interview published online for 60 Minutes Overtime, Trump told CBS anchor and correspondent Scott Pelley that his immigration plan to deport all undocumented immigrants in the country and allow them to come in on a per-case basis can work because President Dwight D. Eisenhower did it more than half a century ago. "We are rounding them up in a very humane way, in a very nice way, and...
  • How to Deport 30 million people. ~Vanity

    09/30/2015 5:02:51 PM PDT · by GraceG · 53 replies
    This is a general outline to how you would deport 20-30 million illegal aliens. Phase 1: Voluntary Paid deportation, If you turn yourself in for free deportation the US government will pay for their plane/bus/boat ticket back to the country of their origin. In exchange for paying for the persons fare home you take their finger prints and bio-metric data and picture, etc. You put it in a database and they have to wait 10 years and pay a $5,000 fee before they can legally apply to come into this country again, all future travel visas are denied as well...
  • A Monumental Mistake

    09/16/2015 9:00:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    It came as a relief and refreshment to read that some of our more discerning politicians and maybe the American people as a whole are catching on to the endless boondoggle known as the Eisenhower Memorial -- which for the moment is more of a memorial to its over-praised and certainly over-priced architect.When last heard from, this gigantic irrelevance had gone from metallic monstrosity with no clear connection to the spirit and achievements of a great wartime commander and peacetime president to just another Washington boondoggle.But the whistle is finally being blown on over-celebrated architect Frank Gehry's monument to himself,...
  • Bob Dole to Lead Fundraising to Build Eisenhower Memorial(Help From Tom Hanks,Tom Brokaw)

    09/12/2015 9:44:29 AM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 11, 2015 | BRETT ZONGKER
    Longtime Kansas Sen. Bob Dole is planning an ambitious fundraising effort to build the long-debated Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, and he will have help from Tom Hanks, Tom Brokaw and others. Dole told The Associated Press on Friday that he aims to raise $150 million in private funds, if necessary, to build the memorial after more than 15 years of planning. Critics of the memorial's design have stalled funding in Congress. The 92-year-old World War II veteran says it's time to honor "Ike," the 34th president and supreme Allied commander during World War II. Organizers hope to create...
  • How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico

    09/09/2015 8:31:58 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    THe Chriustian Science Monitor ^ | July 6,2006 | 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...
  • Why WWII Didn't End Sooner

    06/11/2015 6:12:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Seventy-one years ago, the British, Canadians and Americans landed on the Normandy beaches to open a second ground front against Nazi Germany. Operation Overlord -- the Allied invasion of Western Europe -- proved the largest amphibious operation in military history, dwarfing even Xerxes' Persian invasion of Greece in 480 B.C. Brilliant planning, overwhelming naval support, air superiority and high morale ensured the successful landing of 160,000 troops on the first day -- at a cost of about 4,000 dead. Three weeks after the June 6 landings, nearly a million Allied soldiers were ashore, heading eastward through France. Hitler's once-formidable Third...
  • D-Day: Eisenhower and His Paratroopers

    06/06/2015 6:37:27 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 7 replies
    Self | june 6 2015 | Self
    General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived in London to command Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) for the last five months of planning for D-Day. During that time he achieved much more than the oft repeated portrayal of someone managing a political/military alliance. Though he never led troops in combat, his leadership sustained many unprecedented initiatives for the successful Normandy landings. The air assault exemplifies the frightful uncertainties plaguing this Day of Days. The night before D-Day, 20,400 American and British paratroopers dropped behind the Normandy beaches from 1,250 C-47 aircraft plus gliders. This massive assault was attempted just 17 years...
  • D-Day: Eisenhower and His Paratroopers

    06/06/2015 10:40:32 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 9 replies
    Self | June 6, 2015 | Self
    General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived in London to command Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) for the last five months of planning for D-Day. During that time he achieved much more than the oft repeated portrayal of someone managing a political/military alliance. Though he never led troops in combat, his leadership sustained many unprecedented initiatives for the successful Normandy landings. The air assault exemplifies the frightful uncertainties plaguing this Day of Days. The night before D-Day, 20,400 American and British paratroopers dropped behind the Normandy beaches from 1,250 C-47 aircraft plus gliders. This massive assault was attempted just 17 years...
  • America Needs Clarity and Conviction of Purpose in the Middle East

    04/22/2015 4:31:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Dr Ben Carson
    For much of the past century, America has embodied, both in word and in deed, a commitment to freedom and democracy that has improved the lives of billions of people all over the world. Leaders such as Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan saw the importance of a foreign policy based on American values and grounded in American leadership. They understood that smart, strategic engagement was the only way to ensure our security, champion our values and advance our interests. One of the most unstable and dangerous areas of the world today is the Middle East. Events that take place there...

    04/12/2015 8:41:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/12/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    As we approach the seventieth anniversary of the German surrender to the Allies on May 7, 1945, its time we take a few moments to reflect on the superhuman efforts our great American military force expended to assure that victory. General of the Army and Supreme Allied Commander Dwight David Eisenhower brought about the cooperation of quarrelsome and oppositional Allies who gained reputations for fighting among themselves, Americas Joint Chief of Staff, George Marshall and Eisenhower himself nearly as much as they did the enemy! When Eisenhower cabled Marshall that Germany had surrendered at 0241, local time, May 7th, 1945,...
  • 271 - Remarks Upon Lighting the National Community Christmas Tree.

    12/24/2014 4:51:12 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 7 replies
    American Presidency Project ^ | December 24, 1953 | Dwight D. Eisenhower
    My Fellow Americans--here in Washington, in your homes across the Nation and abroad--and in our country's service around the world: This evening's ceremony, here at the White House, is one of many thousands in America's traditional celebration of the birth, almost 2,000 years ago, of the Prince of Peace. For us, this Christmas is truly a season of good will--and our first peaceful one since 1949. Our national and individual blessings are manifold. Our hopes are bright even though the world still stands divided in two antagonistic parts. More precisely than in any other way, prayer places freedom and communism...
  • Scans from the Yellow Book

    12/01/2014 5:07:17 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    ajfroggie.com ^ | 2005 | Adam Froehlig
    This page has links to city scans from the "Yellow Book", which was a book from 1955 detailing the then-proposed Interstate Highway system. Besides the main Interstate system connecting the metropolitan areas of the country, the Yellow Book also included maps of the proposed urban Interstates within many of those metropolitan areas. The following links, grouped by state, show those proposed urban Interstates from 1955: The national system: Toll roads suggested in 1938 A Master Plan for Free Highway Development, dated 1939 Interregional Highways, dated ca. 1943 Proposed National System of Interstate Highways, August 2, 1947 Existing and then-proposed toll...
  • Three Presidents deported millions

    11/22/2014 3:58:16 PM PST · by simka · 30 replies
    What did Presidents Hoover , Truman, and Eisenhower have in common? This is something that should be of great interest for you to pass around. I didn't know of this until it was pointed out to me. Back during the great depression, Herbert Hoover ordered the deportation of ALL illegal aliens in order to make jobs available to American citizens that desperately needed work. Harry Truman deported over two million illegal aliens after WWII to create jobs for Returning veterans. In 1954 Dwight Eisenhower deported 13 million Mexicans. The program was called Operation Wetback. It was done so WWII and...
  • Memorial to Waste

    09/19/2014 8:56:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The long-running debacle over the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., is a textbook case of corruption. A great deal of money sloshes around without any accountability, pocketed by those with connections and without scruples, in the name of doing good. It's a sucker's game, at which taxpayers always lose. The Eisenhower Memorial travesty is more offensive than the usual palm greasing, because the greatness of an American hero is being lost. "You like Ike. I like Ike. Everybody likes Ike for president." So ran the campaign ditty from 1952. It was pretty well true. The former 5-star general won 39...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-21 : President Obama's Golf: The Real Problem

    08/20/2014 4:04:25 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 25 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-21 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 21, 2014 Newt Gingrich : President Obama's Golf: The Real Problem ===================================================== A lot of people have commented on and made fun of the frequency of President Obamas golfing. The more I watched President Obama, however, the more I concluded the problem was what was not happening between golf rounds. Two earlier presidents, Eisenhower and Reagan, golfed frequently but their presidencies were stunningly successful. The difference seemed to be that Eisenhower and Reagan were really effective when they weren't golfing. President Eisenhower was a very serious golfer who had been a varsity football player at West Point. Eisenhower...
  • No One Like's Ike's Memorial

    07/30/2014 3:26:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7-29-14 | Stephanie Wang
    House report could doom Frank Gehry design After more than a decade of planning and $44 million spent, a proposed memorial for President Dwight D. Eisenhower may never be built. A House Committee on Natural Resources report published last week revealed the extent of the money wasted on the already controversial project. Construction for the Eisenhower memorial has not begun and the proposed design has not been approved, but the Eisenhower Commission, which was established as a staff of 12 in 1999, has already spent tens of millions of dollars on the project. Much of that money has gone to...
  • An Angry Tea Party and Vocal Ted Cruz Prove America Is Becoming More Liberal

    06/30/2014 8:03:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 26, 2014 | H. A. Goodman
    Christopher Hitchens got a chance to analyze the Tea Party in 2011, the same year cancer took his life. In a Vanity Fair article titled "Tea'd Off," the great polemicist explains that populist movements like the Tea Party are a reaction to social and political change. Hitchens writes that before the Revolutionary War costumes, America had seen a somewhat similar phenomenon with the John Birch Society: The John Birch Society possessed such a mainstream message--the existence of a Communist world system with tentacles in the United States--that it had a potent influence over whole sections of the Republican Party. It...
  • D-Day: Eisenhower and His Paratroopers

    06/06/2014 8:45:25 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 20 replies
    Self | June 6, 2014 | Self
    General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived in London to command Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) for the last five months of planning for D-Day. During that time he achieved much more than the oft repeated portrayal of managing a political/military alliance. Though he never led troops in combat, his leadership sustained many unprecedented initiatives for the successful Normandy landings. The air assault exemplifies the frightful uncertainties plaguing this Day of Days. The night before D-Day, 20,400 American and British paratroopers dropped behind the Normandy beaches from 1,250 C-47 aircraft plus gliders. This massive assault was attempted just 17 years after...
  • The Meaning of Treason

    06/06/2014 7:56:39 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    NY Sun ^ | 6-6-14 | Editorial
    The report on Fox News that Sergeant Bergdahl at one point during his captivity declared himself a mujahid, or warrior for Islam, and may even have been allowed to carry a weapon puts at a premium an understanding of treason. Sergeant Bergdahl hasnt been accused of treason and would be considered innocent until proven otherwise. The burden is always and only on the accusers. But all the more reason to understand what treason is and why it is so special under American law. Treason is the only crime the Constitution pre-empts Congress from defining. Its also the only crime to...
  • Obamas leadership is right for today

    05/30/2014 11:44:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 29, 2014 | By Fareed Zakaria
    ... What is needed from Washington is not a heroic exertion of American military power but rather a sustained effort to engage with allies, isolate enemies, support free markets and democratic values and push these positive trends forward. The Obama administration is, in fact, deeply internationalist building on alliances in Europe and Asia, working with institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations, isolating adversaries and strengthening the global order that has proved so beneficial to the United States and the world since 1945. ... A Democratic Advisory Council committee headed by Acheson called Eisenhowers foreign...
  • President Eisenhower on Stupid Republicans

    04/28/2014 4:53:54 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    LewRockwell.com ^ | April 27, 2014 | Laurence M. Vance
    President Eisenhower on Stupid Republicans Laurence M. Vance April 27, 2014 Regardless of what Republicans say about cutting entitlements, welfare, spending, etc., they will never do it. And they will certainly never end them completely. Indeed, they have not only accepted their existence; they are now big supporters of the welfare state just like the Democrats. I have often mentioned in my articles on Republicans how that the Republican majority in Congress for two years under President Eisenhower could have repealed the New Deal. Because they failed to do so, it was no surprise that the next Republican majority in...
  • Uncertain future troubles Eisenhower Memorial Commission and its insular staff

    04/15/2014 6:36:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/15/2014 | LUKE ROSIAK
    A federal planning group has delivered what could be a fatal blow to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission's controversial design for honoring the former president and World War II hero.Nine full-time, taxpayer-funded employees and a board of aging political leaders have spent the better part of a decade planning the memorial to President Eisenhower, but the National Capital Planning Commission rejected their proposal nearly two weeks ago.Other national memorial planners held open design competitions, but the EMC quickly settled on Frank Gehry -- the distinctive, modernist designer of Los Angeles' theme park-esque Walt Disney Concert Hall and an old...
  • Its Time to Bury Frank Gehrys Eisenhower Memorial

    03/07/2014 12:01:18 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Feb. 3, 2014 | Justin Shubow
    The Eisenhower Memorial is dead. Not the memorial itself, but the wildly unpopular design by Frank Gehry. The decisive blow is Congress 2014 budget, which denied the $49 million in construction funds requested by the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, the body charged with building the memorial. Instead, Congress allotted $1 million for operations, thereby halving the Commissions previous annual budget. Congress also reinstated the requirement that the Commission possess 100% of construction funding before it can break ground. This sets an impossibly high bar. The Commissions 2014 budget request estimated that it would need an additional $25 million in construction funds...
  • Masters landmark Ike's Tree suffers major damage, removed

    02/17/2014 5:45:35 AM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | 2-16-2014 | John Boyette
    Golfs most famous pine tree is no longer guarding the 17th hole at Augusta National Golf Club. The Eisenhower Tree suffered major damage in an ice storm and was removed over the weekend, the club confirmed Sunday. Photos showed major limb damage, particularly on the left side and top of the tree. The loss of the Eisenhower Tree is difficult news to accept, Augusta National and Masters Chairman Billy Payne said in a prepared statement. We obtained opinions from the best arborists available and, unfortunately, were advised that no recovery was possible. The Masters landmark, also known as Ikes Tree,...
  • John F. Kennedy's Vision of Peace (RFK Jr. barf alert, but did he reveal RFK was a KGB asset?)

    01/01/2014 9:43:28 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 37 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
    Despite the Cold War rhetoric of his campaign, JFK's greatest ambition as president was to break the militaristic ideology that has dominated our country since World War II. In the autumn of 1961, as retired Gen. Lucius Clay, who had taken a civilian post in Berlin, launched a series of unauthorized provocations against the Soviets, Khrushchev began an extraordinary secret correspondence with JFK. With the Berlin crisis moving toward nuclear Armageddon, Khrushchev turned to KGB agent Georgi Bolshakov, a top Soviet spy in Washington, to communicate directly with JFK. Bolshakov, to the horror of the U.S. State Department, was a...
  • Ike's Son Remembers George S. Patton Jr.

    12/22/2013 10:26:40 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 23 replies
    American Heritage Magazine ^ | Summer 2012 | John D. Eisenhower
    <p>On the morning of December 19, 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower strode into the gloomy school building in Verdun that housed the main headquarters of General Omar Bradleys Twelfth Army Group. He had called a meeting of all the senior commanders under Bradley. More than just the building was gloomy; the weather outside was a dark gray, and the tactical situation facing the American Army in Europe was also dark. Adolf Hitlers gigantic Ardennes counteroffensive had been launched three days before, and German Gen. Hasso von Manteuffelss Fifth Panzer Army was about to surround the all-important road junction at Bastogne. The news had reached the United States, and near panic reigned from across the ocean.</p>
  • John Eisenhower, Historian and Ike's Son, Dies

    12/21/2013 8:17:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | December 21, 2013 | Douglass K. Daniel
    John S.D. Eisenhower, the son of a five-star general turned president who forged his own career in the U.S. Army and then chronicled the history of the American military in numerous books, died Saturday. He was 91.
  • November 8, 1942 - Operation Torch, the Allied Landings in French North Africa

    11/08/2013 6:57:29 AM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 7 replies
    "On the morning of November 8, 1942, a force of over 70,000 American and British soldiers went ashore on the coast of Vichy French North-West Africa, and a period of close Anglo-American co-operation began. Altogether over 500 ships had carried and guarded the assault force: 102 of them crossing the Atlantic from America; the remainder sailing in two convoys - one fast and one slow - from Britain. They all arrived at their destinations within a few hours of each other and a pattern of smooth timing and organisation had been set."
  • The World According to Ike

    10/30/2013 3:16:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 10-12-13 | Jason Lewis
    One troubling aspect of our near-war with Syria is the apparent zeal both political parties have for military action abroad. In fact, no sooner had we dodged the proverbial bullet in Damascus then Americas bipartisan saber-rattlers recalibrated their sites on the big prize, Tehran. Historically speaking, its really no surprise that Wilsonian internationalists like John Kerry gravitate toward government intervention. After all, thats exactly what liberals do at home. Whats harder to explain is why conservative policy has become so hawkish given Republican Party tradition throughout the 20th century.
  • 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...
  • Walt Disneys 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....
  • Mom, Apple Pie, and the Ghost of Quagmires Past

    01/21/2004 11:39:19 AM PST · by marron · 122 replies · 1,883+ views
    21 January, 2004 | marron
    My friend is a veteran of the early war in Viet Nam, when it was not yet an official war, when we were first there on the ground quietly and in small numbers. He saw the war both from the above-ground military perspective and from the slightly clandestine side when he was loaned over to Air America, hauling mysterious cargos to and from nameless airstrips in areas we never admitted to. He has all of the usual kinds of stories men tell of their time in the war zone, tales usually punctuated by punch lines not all perhaps fit for...
  • Ann Coulter: White liberals tell lies about civil rights

    02/17/2013 8:48:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The St. Augustine Record ^ | February 18, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    Liberals ignored my book Mugged: Racial Demagoguery From the Seventies to Obama throughout the fall. Now that Im safely home from my book tour, they feel free to jabber on about their make-believe history of the civil rights movement with abandon. In the hackiest of all hacky articles, Sam Tanenhaus, the man responsible for ruining The New York Times Book Review, has written a cover story in The New Republic, titled: Original Sin: Why the GOP is and will continue to be the party of white people. MSNBC has been howling this cliche for a decade or, as MSNBCs...
  • I Still Like Ike

    12/14/2012 6:52:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    Ordinarily, the news that a long overdue memorial to an historic American leader has been put on hold still again would come as a disappointment. But if you've seen the innocuous design for an Eisenhower memorial in the nation's capitol, the news may come as a relief -- and a welcome opportunity to start all over and try to get it right this time. Innocuous doesn't begin to cover the emptiness, the blahness, the pomp meaninglessness of Frank Gehry's design for this "monument" that is the opposite of monumental. It's just a few saplings around what looks like an...
  • Thousands Of US Troops Arrive Near Syrian Shore On USS Eisenhower

    12/06/2012 5:34:30 AM PST · by Strategy · 83 replies
    Russia Today ^ | December 6, 2012
    The USS Eisenhower, an American aircraft carrier that holds eight fighter bomber squadrons and 8,000 men, arrived at the Syrian coast yesterday in the midst of a heavy storm, indicating US preparation for a potential ground intervention. While the Obama administration has not announced any sort of American-led military intervention in the war-torn country, the US is now ready to launch such action "within days" if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad decides to use chemical weapons against the opposition, the Times reports.
  • Eisenhower Letters Hint at Affair With Aide

    11/10/2012 6:27:40 AM PST · by Trapper6012 · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 06, 1991 | By JOHN KIFNER
    A previously unknown collection of wartime letters from Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to his driver, Capt. Kay Summersby, appears likely to stir renewed debate over whether the two were lovers during the last year of World War II. Both General Eisenhower, who was married, and Captain Summersby initially denied the long-rumored romance. But in 1976, as she was dying of cancer, Miss Summersby published a second book of memoirs of the war years, "Past Forgetting: My Love Affair With Dwight D. Eisenhower," in which she described a passionate but frustrating affair with the Supreme Allied Commander.
  • Eisenhower WRC-TV 1958 (oldest known colour videotaping)

    07/22/2012 10:51:02 AM PDT · by bigbob · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3-1-2010 | Oldtvhistory
    This is sample footage of the earliest surviving colour videotape recording which is the Dwight Eisenhower inaugural address to WRC-TV on 22nd May 1958. The first 15 minutes of this event was shot in B&W which you see the president arriving to the building and the news reporter giving details of the event, then about nearly 15 minutes in Robert Sarnoff hits the colour switch and on comes the colour. For the remaining 15 minutes Robert Sarnoff, Dwight Eisenhower and David Sarnoff speak about the station and the colour television technology while being recorded in living colour!!! The whole program...
  • D-Day: Eisenhower and His Paratroopers

    06/06/2012 11:41:15 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 24 replies
    Self | June 6, 2012 | Retain Mike
    General Dwight Eisenhower arrived in London to head Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) during the last five months of planning for D-Day. He achieved much more than the popular portrayal of managing a political/military alliance. Though he never led troops in combat, his leadership sustained many unprecedented initiatives for the successful Normandy landings. The air assault examples the frightful uncertainties plaguing critical hazards run on this Day of Days. The night before D-Day, 20,400 American and British paratroopers dropped behind the Normandy beaches from 1,250 C-47 aircraft plus gliders. This massive assault was attempted just 17 years after Charles...
  • Google goes for Drive-Ins, not D-Day for today's logo.

    06/06/2012 8:14:37 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 14 replies
    American History ^ | June 6, 1944 | Dwight D. Eisenhower, SHAEF CIC
    IN MEMORY AND SALUTE TO OUR BRAVE GENERATION About 12 hours ago European time, 68 years ago as the invasion fleet was en route, this was broadcast: Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over...
  • Eisenhower Never Took Credit for D-Day...

    06/06/2012 7:58:44 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 6, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
  • "OK, we'll go"; D-Day, June 6th, 1944

    06/05/2012 9:39:24 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 22 replies
    Eisenhower National Historic Site ^ | 06/06/12 | Unattributed
    "At about 9:30 p.m. (21:30 hours) on the evening of June 4, 1944, Eisenhower called a meeting at his command post at Southwick House in Portsmouth, England. A storm with high winds and rain had forced a one-day postponement of the invasion, originally set for June 5. Eisenhower had learned from his meteorological staff that there would be a break in the weather and that the next day, Tuesday June 6, would be more favorable. He considered all the variables. General Montgomery, his ground commander, favored taking the risk. After a long silence, Eisenhower gave the command, "Okay, we'll go."
  • General Dwight D. Eisenhower: D-Day Letter

    06/05/2012 9:11:54 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 10 replies
    ARMY ^ | 6/5/1944 | General Eisenhower
    Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers in arms on other fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world. Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is...
  • Rep. Jim Moran joins Eisenhower familys effort to halt memorial design

    06/01/2012 7:44:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 31, 2012 | Christopher Bedford
    Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran joined the growing chorus of opposition to the proposed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial on Tuesday, just ahead of Fridays scheduled hearing on the monuments controversial design. I have also met with members of the Eisenhower family and share their objections to the current design, Moran wrote in a letter obtained by The Daily Caller. While the Eisenhower Memorial is very far along in the process, I have approached several of my colleagues who serve on the commission and encouraged them to rethink their support and allow a new public competition on an alternative design.
  • Eisenhower's Family Objects to Memorial Design

    02/07/2012 7:57:00 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 67 replies
    Newser ^ | Feb 7 2012 | John Johnson
    A memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower is scheduled to be unveiled on the Washington Mall in 2015, but first a thorny dispute needs to be resolved between Eisenhower's family and renowned architect Frank Gehry. Ike's relatives think Gehry's designwhich features a statue of Eisenhower as boy in Kansas looking out on vistas of his future accomplishmentsas a country bumpkin. They are demanding changes before the project moves forward, and Gehry has yet to comment publicly, notes the New York Times. (The AP had a similar story last month.) He was chief of staff of the Army; he was a two-term...
  • Gehrys 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...
  • 90 year olds marry after 40 years of friendship (Col. William Thomas - Eisenhower's personal pilot)

    01/01/2012 5:48:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Live 5 News ^ | 12/29/11
    90 year olds marry after 40 years of friendshipUpdated: Dec 29, 2011 12:13 PM EST Charleston, SC (AP) - A 91-year-old newlywed says she expects to spend a dozen more years with her 92-year-old spouse following their wedding at a retirement home on James Island. According to media reports, Margaret McSpadden and retired Air Force Col. William Thomas married Wednesday at Bishop Gadsden. Thomas is a World War II veteran and was President Dwight Eisenhower's personal pilot. He celebrates his 92nd birthday Thursday. McSpadden owned an antique store in Charleston.