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  • D-Day "A Struggle to Preserve our Republic, our Religion & our Civilization"-FDR, June 6, 1944

    06/06/2019 9:56:01 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    American Minute ^ | June 6, 2019 | Bill Federer
    After World War I, Germany's economy suffered from depression and a devaluation of their currency. On January 30, 1933, Adolph Hitler was elected Chancellor of Germany by promising hope and universal healthcare. Less than a month later, on February 27, 1933, a crisis occurred -- the Rheichstag, Germany's Capitol Building, was suspiciously set on fire. Hitler was quick to use this crisis as an opportunity to set aside Germany's Weimar Republic and seize emergency powers as a dictator. He suspended basic rights and accused his political opponents of conspiracy. He ordered mass arrests followed by executions, even ordering his SS...
  • In western France, a village remembers D-Day's 'secret massacre'

    05/26/2019 7:31:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 5/22/2019 | Richard Lough
    GRAIGNES, France (Reuters) - The lost U.S. paratrooper tapped on the door of the Rigault family’s farmhouse in Normandy in the early hours of June 6, 1944, miles south of his intended drop zone and soaking from his landing in the surrounding marshland. After four years under German occupation, 12-year-old Marthe Rigault, awoken by the roar of aircraft overhead, watched as her parents warmed the foreign soldier with a flask of coffee. By dawn, dozens of men from the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment had hunkered down on the Rigault farm outside the village of Graignes. As they did, the distant...
  • Kremlin Says D-Day Wasn't Decisive in Ending World War II

    06/05/2019 6:24:22 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 192 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | June 5 2019 | Reuters
    Russia told the West on Wednesday the Normandy landings on D-Day in 1944 did not play a decisive role in ending World War II and that the Allied war effort should not be exaggerated. Moscow's comments might irk war veterans in Britain where the 75th anniversary on Wednesday of the largest seaborne invasion in history was marked at a ceremony in Portsmouth attended by Queen Elizabeth and world leaders including Donald Trump and Angela Merkel. Speaking at a weekly news conference in Moscow, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova offered a tribute to those who died on the western front of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ D-DAY, June 6, 1944 ~ 06 June 2019

    06/05/2019 6:01:27 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 95 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ D-DAY, June 6, 1944 ~ NORMANDY INVASION May 1944 had been chosen at the conference in Washington in May 1943 as the time for the invasion. Difficulties in assembling landing craft forced a postponement until June, but June 5 was fixed as the unalterable date by Eisenhower on May 17. As the day approached and troops began to embark for the crossing, bad weather set in, threatening dangerous landing conditions. After tense debate, Eisenhower and his subordinates decided on a 24-hour delay, requiring the recall of some ships already at sea. Eventually, on the morning of June 5,...
  • D-Day honors

    06/05/2019 10:08:43 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 22 replies
    On the 75th anniversary of D-day I honor my dad's very good friend Shahan Kaprielyan. Shahan was an Armenian from Turkey who had come to our country to go to aviation school with my dad. When the war started he signed up to become a bombardier. While riding the train to report he was approached by an officer. I understand you can speak five languages. We can make most anyone into a bombardier in just a couple of months but we can't teach five languages. We want you to work in intelligence. So Shahan went in on the second wave...
  • Trump joins the Queen, Theresa May, Merkel and Macron to honour D-Day veterans, 75 years after [tr]

    06/05/2019 5:14:38 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/5/2019 | Martin Robinson
    The Queen today paid tribute to 'my generation' as she saluted the heroism of D-Day veterans at a 75th anniversary event attended by Donald Trump and world leaders including Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel and Justin Trudeau. In a moving ceremony in Portsmouth 300 heroes who survived the invasion of France in 1944 were guests of honour and a group stood and saluted the thousands who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting Hitler's Germany on Normandy's beaches. Mr Trump, who was accompanied by First Lady Melania, sat next to the Queen and Prince Charles and they smiled and chatted surrounded...
  • Watch Live: Trump participates in D-Day anniversary event

    06/05/2019 3:23:32 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    Sky New Youtube ^ | 06 05 2019 | Staff
    President Trump on Wednesday morning is scheduled to participate in an event marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The event, in Portsmouth, U.K., is scheduled to begin at 6:15 a.m. D-Day 75th Anniversary
  • 75th Anniversary of D-Day: Remembering those who defend freedom

    06/04/2019 1:17:03 PM PDT · by JZad · 12 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | June 4, 2019 | Dennis Jamison
    The 75th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, is an especially appropriate time to stop for a moment of silence. Many young Americans volunteered for military service after the attack at Pearl Harbor. Millions went off to Europe to fight against Hitler and the Nazis. Far too many never made it home again.
  • Here Are All The C-47s Flying To Normandy For D-Day 2019

    05/31/2019 1:38:34 PM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    The Daks Over Normandy event on the 75th anniversary of D-Day is going to be the event of a lifetime! In total, there are (currently) 37 confirmed DC-3s and C-47s. Do you know who’s going to be there? Check out our list of all the awesome, awe inspiring C-47s slated to go! We’ve got 16. Do you have a favorite? 16. “That’s All, Brother” N88874 – Commemorative Air Force
  • Trump reads from FDR's prayer to the US on D-Day

    06/06/2019 12:26:57 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 5, 2019 | Associated Press
    PORTSMOUTH, England – President Donald Trump read from a prayer delivered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he joined other world leaders and veterans Wednesday in marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Roosevelt went on national radio on June 6, 1944, to address the U.S. for the first time about the Normandy invasion. Trump, with images of an American flag and Roosevelt projected behind him, read to the crowd: "Almighty God, our sons, pride of our nation, this day, have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our republic, our religion and our civilization and to set free...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Liz Cheney disagree Twitter on knowledge of 22nd Amendment, Constitution

    04/02/2019 5:48:55 PM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    House Reps. Liz Cheney and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez clashed on Twitter over each other's understanding of the Constitution. Cheney, R-Wyo., took issue with a comment Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., made during a recent MSNBC town hall event in which the freshman congresswoman talked about Democrats being in control of Congress in the 1930s and 1940s. “When our party was boldest, the time of the New Deal, the Great Society, the Civil Rights Act and so on, we had, and carried, supermajorities in the House, in the Senate. We carried the presidency,” she told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes. “They had to amend the Constitution of...
  • "Fundamental basis of this nation's laws was given to Moses on the Mount"- Harry S Truman

    05/08/2019 9:28:59 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    American Minute ^ | May 8, 2019 | Bill Federer
    In poor health two months before his death, Franklin Roosevelt met with King Abdul Aziz ibm Saud on the USS Quincy in the Suez Canal on February 14, 1945. Later, on April 5, 1945, Roosevelt wrote to King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, promising that as long as he was President, America would not recognize a Jewish State: "I communicated to you the attitude of the American Government toward Palestine ... that no decision be taken ... I assured you that I would take no action, in my capacity as Chief of the Executive ... with regard to the question of...
  • The Unsolved Mystery of Judge Joseph Force Crater's Disappearance

    08/25/2017 4:21:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, August 14, 2017 | Jay Maeder
    At least until the first week of August, it appeared to have been a pretty good year for Joseph Force Crater. He was 41 years old, a good Tammany Hall Democrat, widely regarded as a comer. Gov. Franklin Roosevelt had recently named him to the state Supreme Court bench. Some felt he was on the fast track to big things, perhaps even the Supreme Court of the United States. Then he stepped into a New York City taxicab and vanished from the face of the Earth. Maybe he ended up in the tropics with a sackful of cash and a...
  • AOC Falsely Claims Republicans Changed Constitution to Remove FDR From Office

    04/01/2019 4:37:26 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 1, 2019
    Shortened title. Full title: WATCH: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Falsely Claims Republicans Changed Constitution to Remove FDR From Office..” Just when you thought Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t be any dumber…she goes and does something like this. This time, the Democratic Socialist Congresswoman from New York accused Republicans of changing the Constitution in order to remove President Franklin Delano Roosevelt from office. This, of course, makes literally zero sense because FDR died while he was still in office… The 22nd Amendment of the United States Constitution, which set a two-term limit for all U.S. Presidents, was first drafted in 1947, two years after FDR...
  • Yet More Gems from AOC

    04/01/2019 12:35:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush ^ | April 1, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, we gotta get rid of the light-hearted stuff, and some may say that it’s all lighthearted, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She just continues to literally embarrass herself. But I don’t know if it’s impossible for her to be embarrassed by herself. So she may not know that she is embarrassing herself. Listen to this quote. She was doubling down on the fact that earth is imperiled because of the cow, well, farts. Expelation of gas, methane. She’s really trying to get people to understand the severity and seriousness of this problem, and she said. Dadelut dadelut dadelut...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez falsely claims Republicans amended Constitution to kick FDR out of office

    03/31/2019 8:21:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 169 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2019 | not stated
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., might want to brush up on some history after asserting, incorrectly, that Republicans in Congress amended the Constitution to kick President Franklin Delano Roosevelt out of office. "They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get reelected," Ocasio-Cortez said Friday during a night hall event with MSNBC with Chris Hayes. Ocasio-Cortez was referring to the 22nd Amendment of the Constitution which passed in 1947. The text of the amendment states, “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice.” FDR died in 1945,...

    03/31/2019 4:36:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 79 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 31,2019 | John Hinderaker
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wallows in ignorance the depth of which is hard to fathom. The fact that this woman graduated from high school and college is an ongoing rebuke to our educational system. Her most recent howler related to the 22nd Amendment, which limits presidents to two terms in office. AOC helpfully explained that it was passed in order to prevent the re-election of Franklin Roosevelt According to AOC, Congress amended the Constitution to prevent FDR from being re-elected: "They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt dd not get reelected." (Reminder, FDR died in...
  • The True Meaning of That Green New Deal

    02/18/2019 12:11:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 13, 2019 | Lee Edwards
    It would be easy to dismiss the Green New Deal as an impossible progressive dream, but that would be a mistake. The Green New Deal is not the bucket list of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow travelers, but a blueprint to turn America into a socialist state. It is the culmination of a 90-year campaign, begun with FDR and the first New Deal. “The first obligation of government is the protection of the welfare and well-being, indeed the very existence, of its citizens,” presidential nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt said at the 1932 Democratic National Convention. Roosevelt said that in...
  • Was Comey’s FDR Trump tweet linked to Obama 2012 ‘insider threat’ memo?

    01/14/2019 7:00:46 PM PST · by blueplum · 20 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | Martin Pengelly
    Reacting to Donald Trump’s fury over a New York Times report that said the FBI investigated whether the president was working for Russia after he fired James Comey, Comey himself tweeted a quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made,” the former FBI director wrote on Saturday, adding an attribution: “FDR.” It soon became clear the tweet almost exactly matched one by Trump, issued on 21 November 2012, when the then reality TV star was digesting the re-election of Barack Obama....{snip} But it seems Comey might have been making a sharper...
  • Unfixable? Several nations have tried to restore democracy after populist strongmen. It was...

    11/21/2018 6:15:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | November 16, 2018 | Joshua Kurlantzick
    FULL TITLE: Unfixable? Several nations have tried to restore democracy after populist strongmen. It was never the same. In April, aided by massive gerrymandering, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling coalition crushed opposition in Hungary’s national elections, claiming a supermajority in the parliament. The prime minister — who had used two prior terms in office to dominate media outlets, alter electoral rules so that urban areas were massively underrepresented and seize control of the top courts — moved to further consolidate his power. He is pushing Central European University, a leading academic institution backed by George Soros, whom Orban has demonized,...