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  • Monumental Folly: The proposed memorial to President Eisenhower becomes even less appealing

    05/31/2017 12:32:11 AM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    City Journal ^ | May 26, 2017 | Catesby Leigh
    If you’re looking for a textbook example of the Washington swamp Donald Trump vowed to drain, the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Memorial, designed by celebrity architect Frank Gehry and soon to be erected in the capital’s monumental core, has plenty to offer: the dubious memorial competition Gehry won, the incompetent sponsoring commission’s reliance on federal largesse rather than private donations, and pervasive official cluelessness about Gehry’s ill-conceived, very expensive, and very unpopular design. His over-scaled $150 million theme park is a self-indulgent travesty of a tribute to the D-Day commander and 34th president. To be situated across Independence Avenue from...
  • The Mystery of how Famed Band Leader Glenn Miller died during WWII finally solved.

    05/22/2017 9:52:52 PM PDT · by Nelson Sloan · 54 replies
    MilitaryCorruption.com ^ | 5/22/2017 | Military Corruption & Lt. Col. Hunton Downs
    Glenn Miller "mystery" solved. Alleged plane crash into English Channel was a lie. Truth finally told by retired Army officer on General Bradley's staff says his investigation proves Miller died in Paris in December 1944 - Hunton Downs tells MilitaryCorruption.com that a Nazi spy in General Eisenhower's HQ betrayed Miller's mission to meet with German representative of anti-Hitler forces to bring early end to war in Europe. The 90-year-old Downs says famed band leader's nude body was dumped outside a Paris brothel.
  • Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union January 7th, 1954

    01/23/2017 7:05:55 PM PST · by Pelham · 6 replies
    Eisenhower Archives ^ | January 7th, 1954 | Dwight Eisenhower
    It is a high honor again to present to the Congress my views on the state of the Union and to recommend measures to advance the security, prosperity, and well-being of the American people. All branches of this Government -- and I venture to say both of our great parties -- can support the general objective of the recommendations I make today, for that objective is the building of a stronger America. A nation whose every citizen has good reason for bold hope; where effort is rewarded and prosperity is shared; where freedom expands and peace is secure -- that...
  • Concerned for Trump after talk of 'seriously' reforming entrenched Intel community and State Dept?

    01/21/2017 9:27:34 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 28 replies
    Solace
    After the slap down in his inaugural address against the elites and picking a fight with the intel community and the military industrial complex in State Dept, I'm not quite sure if Trump truly knows or perhaps he does know how entrenched those career people are. Different presidents come and go but these people are there seemly forever and do what they want to do and will go around a presidents viewpoint and disregard what the President wants. Reagan had problems with them in 1980s and I fear that they may do dastardly things against President Trump . I'm not...
  • Obama golfed 333 times, most since Ike

    01/16/2017 5:16:37 PM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    Washingtonexaminer.com ^ | January 15, 2017 | By Paul Bedard
    President Obama earned his title as "golfer in chief" over eight years, becoming the first duffer who spent the most time on the greens since former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. CBS White House reporter Mark Knoller, who keeps an accurate database on presidential movements and actions, said Obama has golfed 333 times during his eight years, the last few outings in Hawaii during the first family's Christmas vacation last month.
  • The Lost D-Day Documentary

    01/04/2017 2:10:07 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 14, 2016 | YouTube SlidePast
    Four reels, discovered by researchers at the Eisenhower Library in 2014, were found to contain the first ever documentary of the D-Day landings. Intended as an initial report and produced in only days, the film was screened for military leadership and is mentioned in OSS reports as having been viewed by Winston Churchill, with copies 'flown to President Roosevelt and Mr. Stalin.' Apparently forgotten in the climactic weeks and months that followed, the film was cataloged as separate, non-sequential reels rather than a single production. The film, lost and forgotten for decades, was digitized by the US National Archives and...
  • A Winnable War. The argument against the orthodox history of Vietnam. [Book review]

    01/06/2007 8:21:30 AM PST · by aculeus · 32 replies · 2,486+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 15, 2007 | by Mackubin Thomas Owens
    Triumph Forsaken The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 by Mark Moyar Cambridge, 542 pp., $32 In the late summer of 1963, President John Kennedy dispatched two observers to South Vietnam. Their mission was to provide the president an assessment of the regime of Ngo Dinh Diem, the president of the Republic of Vietnam. The first, Major General Victor Krulak, USMC, the special assistant for counterinsurgency for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited some ten locations in all four Corps areas of Vietnam. Based on extensive interviews with U.S. advisers to the South Vietnamese army, Krulak concluded that the war was going well....
  • Central High School integrated

    09/25/2016 3:49:17 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    Under escort from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, nine black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Three weeks earlier, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus had surrounded the school with National Guard troops to prevent its federal court-ordered racial integration. After a tense standoff, President Dwight D. Eisenhower federalized the Arkansas National Guard and sent 1,000 army paratroopers to Little Rock to enforce the court order.
  • Like Ike? A Trump presidency could mirror Eisenhower

    09/20/2016 11:06:55 PM PDT · by TBP · 107 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2016 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    With swing-state polls reportedly driving some nervous Hillary Clinton supporters to check out housing prices in Canada, attention is turning to what many in both parties thought the impossible -- a Donald Trump presidency and what it might look like. Though the temperament and personality hardly match, there are enough parallels between the high-energy business tycoon and Dwight D. Eisenhower to make the avuncular Ike's Oval Office tenure six decades ago a predictor of a Trump presidency's features. The World War II hero and five-star Army general credited with winning the war in Europe wasn't rigidly ideological any more than...
  • Fox News host Bret Baier working on book about Eisenhower

    06/20/2016 5:31:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 7:35 AM EDT
    Fox News host and chief political anchor Bret Baier is working on a book about the waning days of Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency and the beginning of John F. Kennedy’s administration. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, told The Associated Press on Monday that Baier’s “Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission” would come out in January, around the time the successor to President Barack Obama will be sworn in. …
  • LiLimit Crude Imports: Perhaps Eisenhower Was On To Something

    01/25/2016 9:07:12 PM PST · by Rabin · 29 replies
    rigzone ^ | Monday, January 25, 2016 | Deon Daugherty
    So what would happen if a modern-day president took the Eisenhower model and, ceased crude imports. The price shock to the energy markets could take domestic crude to $140 before it broke the back of our World Crude Oil Cartel.
  • 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 person’s 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...