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  • Other presidents have met with dictators. They didn’t then praise them. (incomplete memory)

    06/15/2018 4:52:51 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-12-2018 | Philip Bump
    President Trump’s descriptions of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un included language that he usually reserves for himself. Kim is “very talented,” Trump said at a news conference. Kim’s people have a “great fervor” for him — not entirely voluntarily — and Trump trusts him. Kim is a “rough guy,” but he is also “smart” and “wants a lot of good things” because he “loves his people.” Trump said he had a “great chemistry” with Kim. He would “love to have him at the White House,” but meeting him in Singapore was a “great honor.” Such language is not unusual...
  • Franklin Roosevelt and the Jews

    05/09/2018 7:33:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/09/2018 | Michael Curtis
    Saviors of the Jewish people appear from time to time. Purim is a holiday celebrating the saving of Jews from annihilation in the Persian Empire. The villain Haman, the royal vizier, wanted to destroy all the Jews in the empire but was foiled by Queen Esther, aided by her cousin Mordechai, who refused to bow or show reverence to Haman. The two persuaded King Ahasuerus to save their Jewish people from genocide. The king was a savior: he granted Esther's petition, the Jews were saved, and the evil Haman was hanged. Some 2,500 years later, another powerful leader of a...
  • fdr wanted jews ‘spread thin’ and kept out of u.s., documents reveal

    05/04/2018 11:41:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 84 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | MAY 2, 2018 | DANIEL J. ROTH
    New documents revealed by the FDR library shows the president's secret plans to resettle Jews out of Europe. NEW YORK - New evidence suggests that as the Jews of Europe were being slaughtered across continent during the Holocaust, President Franklin D. Roosevelt did not want them seeking refuge on American shores. Tucked away in a secret vault inside the White House during his 12 year tenure as commander-in-chief, the newly revealed documents recently made public via the FDR Library paint a portrait of the President’s plan to ‘spread thin all over the world’ the remains of European Jewry.  Be the...
  • ‘First They Nudge . . . Then They Shove . . . Then They Shoot’

    08/05/2013 8:30:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | August 5, 2013 | Common Constitutionalist
    Rush Limbaugh says Obama's “Nudge Squad” is designed to promote certain behavior. I'm sure he just misspoke. The Nudgers themselves admit they are attempting to do much more than just promote. Government can and already does produce commercials that merely promote an agenda. No, the “Nudge Squad” is not a promotional group. These “behavioral scientists” are charged with steering us into making the “correct” decisions.And who gets to determine what’s the correct decision? Why, the administration. They are the arbiters of right and wrong, good and bad behavior.Do you recall the statement by Bill Clinton, circa 1999? Thanks to the...
  • The Supreme Court Will Soon Decide: Uphold The Contract Clause Or Let It Die?

    03/13/2018 10:25:57 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 13, 2018 | George Leef
    In the first century or so of our national existence, one of the Constitution’s provisions that was most often at issue was the Contract Clause. But following New Deal era decisions that eviscerated it, hardly any cases have since centered on it. The clause has been so forgotten that few Americans even know it’s there, in Article I, Section 10, reading, “No state shall pass any law impairing the obligation of contracts.” The Constitution’s drafters had good reason to include that language, meant to assure people that contracts would be inviolate. During the years under the Articles of Confederation, the...
  • Roosevelt announces “court-packing” plan - February 5, 1937

    02/05/2018 12:33:28 PM PST · by Sopater · 14 replies
    On February 5, 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt announces a controversial plan to expand the Supreme Court to as many as 15 judges, allegedly to make it more efficient. Critics immediately charged that Roosevelt was trying to “pack” the court and thus neutralize Supreme Court justices hostile to his New Deal. During the previous two years, the high court had struck down several key pieces of New Deal legislation on the grounds that the laws delegated an unconstitutional amount of authority to the executive branch and the federal government. Flushed with his landslide reelection in 1936, President Roosevelt issued a proposal...
  • Another president hated the media even more than Trump does

    01/03/2018 1:57:13 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | J. Mark Powell
    My favorite quote is from legendary attorney Clarence Darrow. “History repeats itself. That’s one of the things that’s wrong with history.” Want proof? Consider the perpetual shouting match between President Trump and the news media where they scream “Fake news!” and “Collusion!” at each other. It’s unpleasant, undignified, and unseemly. It’s also unoriginal. Because their tiff is nothing compared to the rocky relationship shared by America’s longest-serving president and the reporters who covered him. Journalists of the 1930s and 40s willingly hid the extent of President Franklin Roosevelt’s physical disability. True, Americans knew he’d been paralyzed by polio. But news...
  • On this date in 1933

    12/05/2017 5:48:05 AM PST · by Bull Snipe · 15 replies
    The 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, is ratified. Let the good times roll.
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • I think I found the El Dorado of progressivism

    01/13/2017 8:14:54 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 57 replies
    When I got up this morning and sat down at my computer, I started searching. I don't quite know why, but once I got started I had a feeling. This morning, I was going to find something special. And, I did. As someone who is still realizing just how powerful of a weapon against progressivism that the progressives' own history is against them, I have found many useful things. But nothing like this. Arguably the most ardent planner of the New Deal, Rexford Guy Tugwell, gave a speech in 1939 titled "The Fourth Power". This speech is amazing for its...
  • Constitution for the Newstates of America (Liberal Rexford Tugwell's Proposed Constitution)

    09/18/2011 8:22:04 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 50 replies
    SweetLiberty.Org ^ | Rexford Tugwell
    Constitution for the Newstates of America PREAMBLESo that we may join in common endeavors, welcome the future in good order, and create an adequate and self-repairing government - we, the people, do establish the Newstates of America, herein provided to be ours, and do ordain this Constitution whose supreme law it shall be until the time prescribed for it shall have run.ARTICLE I Rights and ResponsibilitiesA. Rights  SECTION 1. Freedom of expression, of communication, of movement, of assembly, or of petition shall not be abridged except in declared emergency.  SECTION 2. Access to information possessed by governmental agencies shall not...
  • Progressive Paradise Lost

    07/04/2015 10:07:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 1, 2015 | Salim Furth
    It’s a progressive paradise.Public employees get 30 vacation days a year. Anyone who works over eight hours in a day gets paid time-and-a-half. Employees have strong rights.The minimum wage is high: 77 percent of the median wage.Environmental regulations are settled beyond the pressure of local economic interests. The forests and mountains are pristine destinations for ecotourism.Energy costs are kept high, pushing consumption down to a level deemed “socially beneficial”. Utilities have strong public backing and provide jobs to thousands.Union jobs in shipping are protected from outsourcing to cut-rate foreign competitors.The social safety net is buoyant and provides a solid working-class standard...
  • Petition seeks to rename Roosevelt Island, calls FDR ‘racist’

    08/27/2017 3:44:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    NYPost ^ | August 26, 2017
    Roosevelt Island should be renamed because of FDR’s “racist” decision to send Japanese-Americans to internment camps during World War II, a new petition demands. Franklin Delano Roosevelt — who led the nation through the Great Depression and WWII and told Americans they had “nothing to fear but fear itself” — is nevertheless unworthy of having his name on the 147-acre island that is home to 9,700 New Yorkers, those behind the petition claim. “To add injury to insult, the name was taken away from the Native American people who were slaughtered by the American settlers,” said Margarita L., who started...
  • Eleanor Roosevelt purposely served crappy food to FDR

    08/22/2017 11:40:33 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 96 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 22, 2017 | By Lauren Steussy
    This first lady was known for Depression-era frugality, and her meals reflected that. While her husband Franklin Delano Roosevelt was in office, she insisted on putrid White House dinners such as chicken liver, cold mutton, gelatin-heavy “salads” and something called Seafood Surprise.Many history buffs suspect the repulsive meals were less about scrimping and more about exacting revenge on FDR for having affairs. In any event, Mrs. Roosevelt refused to fire the chef who made them. The advice around Washington at the time: If you were invited to dine at the White House, eat before you went.After FDR died, Eleanor...
  • "Do You Even History, bruh,?" Oliver Willis gets a history lesson after using FDR to bash Trump

    08/15/2017 7:12:56 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 15, 2017 | Greg P.
    It seems Shareblue's Oliver Willis, formerly of Media Matters, missed a few days in U.S. History class. Here's his take on why President Trump waited "72 hours" to take on the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville with a shout-out to President Franklin D. Roosevelt:
  • When to Buy and Sell in Today’s Markets - Copyright 1938 (Sound Familiar?)

    06/26/2009 8:58:21 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 4 replies · 391+ views
    Timing: When to Buy and Sell in Today’s Markets, by John Durand, Copyright 1938. Forward There are only two kinds of economic systems. In one, private initiative, however circumscribed, is the dominant force. In the other the State is master. In the year 1929 the American capitalist system seemed secure. Capping a long record of high achievement, it had produced our greatest era of prosperity. It appeared to be a “sound” prosperity—until the dream suddenly blew up before our startled eyes. Then came nearly three years of grinding deflation and rising unrest, out of which was born the political overturn...
  • Obama created an “enemies list” which consists of law abiding U.S. citizens who donated to Romney

    08/19/2012 7:58:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 19, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    <p>Barack Obama attempts to intimidate contributors to Mitt Romney’s campaign.</p> <p>Try this thought experiment: You decide to donate money to Mitt Romney.</p> <p>Several days later, President Barack Obama, the most powerful man on the planet, singles you out by name… shames you for “betting against America,” and accuses you of having a “less-than-reputable” record. The message from the man who controls the Justice Department (which can indict you), the SEC (which can fine you), and the IRS (which can audit you), is clear: You made a mistake donating that money.</p>
  • FDR’s Antisemitism Doomed Over 200K Jews To Die At Hitler’s Hands

    04/27/2017 4:41:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 48 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | April 26, 2017 | Jeff Dunetz
    Typically, when one asks a Democrat about FDR they immediately develop a sense of awe that reminds me of those little green aliens (undocumented space men?) in Toy Story every time they see Buzz Lightyear.” AHHHHH!” I’ve never understood the reverence for Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He gets points for picking great Generals and led this country to victory in WWII. But he totally mismanaged the economy, making the great depression longer…in 1937 unemployment spiked again reaching 19% (the previous high was 25%), his freedom-sapping policies never did get this country out of the Great Depression, and don’t forget that he...
  • George Earle Paid a Price for Being the Messenger

    04/18/2017 3:05:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    MainLine Today ^ | Mark E. Dixon
    The Lower Merion resident gave President Roosevelt some unpleasant news on the Soviet massacre.Gov. George H. Earle (wearing the spotlight cap) with striking coal miners in 1937 Most people who work for the president of the United States know not to bring him news he doesn’t want to hear. But some just can’t help themselves—and so they suffer the consequences. Take George H. Earle III of Lower Merion, who, in 1944, passed on to Franklin Roosevelt some unpleasant facts about the Soviet Union’s massacre of an estimated 22,000 Polish army officers in 1940. The Soviets had blamed the atrocity...
  • Progressive Era Never Ended

    04/12/2017 6:27:46 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 12, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Here's why it's so hard to introduce anything but progressive ideas in academia or government. They got control of both more than 100 years ago. "The regulatory state and the administrative state were both born around the same time, at the turn of the century (19th to 20th)," Tiffani Jones Miller of the University of Dallas pointed out at the annual meeting of the Philadelphia Society on April 1, 2017. "Progressives created the American Historical Association, the American Economic Association, the American Political Science Association and the American Sociological Association and American research universities." "Richard Ely [who taught at a...