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  • Happy Birthday, Mr. Reagan

    02/06/2015 6:45:09 PM PST · by combat_boots · 18 replies
    Various ^ | 2/6/2015
    Birthday - Ronald Reagan, (1911-2004) the 40th U.S. President, was born in Tampico, Illinois. Reagan spent 30 years as an entertainer in radio, film, and television before becoming governor of California in 1966. Elected to the White House in 1980, he survived an assassination attempt and became the most popular president since Franklin Roosevelt.*YNqm-EoauRFt*S0RfHMrvBi6KFKDz8pQXRaIlIBlRw7C37JsI7Ep5rZ2o-gdRA957/RonaldReagan.jpg
  • Tribute to Ronald Reagan (Feb. 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004)

    06/04/2014 11:27:52 PM PDT · by ru4liberty · 6 replies
    Life Portrait of Ronald Reagan (C-Span video) It's been 10 years since President Reagan went home to be with the Lord. I remember watching every minute of the coverage after he passed. I was looking for the video when Brian Lamb visited the Reagan ranch. Although this is from the ranch it's not the one I was looking for. If anyone can find that video, please post it to this thread.
  • I Miss Ronald Reagan (total vanity)

    11/02/2013 7:25:32 PM PDT · by workerbee · 54 replies
    11/2/13 | Me
    I miss Ronald Reagan.I miss having a president that loves this country.I miss having a president who is OF this country!I miss the optimism he inspired, for us and for the world.I miss his humbleness and his humor.I miss his leadership, and his class.Thank you - Rest in peace, Mr. President.
  • Ronald Reagan Tribute -- Bel Air Presbyterian Church

    05/25/2012 7:42:44 PM PDT · by A_Tradition_Continues · 4 replies
    You tube ^ | unknown | Bel Air Presbyterian Church
    Ronald Reagan's church put this together to commemorate the birthday of Ronald Reagan. Unfortunately the war against the evil of liberalism is still alive and well, and we fight it even at Bel Air Presbyterian. The liberal Presbyterians are doing all they can to pervert the church from the inside out.
  • Has your Governor Issued a Proclamation Honoring Ronald Reagan on Feb 6th?

    02/07/2012 9:02:12 AM PST · by 92nina · 7 replies
    Ronald Reagan Legacy Project ^ | 2012-02-06 | John Kartch
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Each year the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project asks governors from all 50 states to issue a proclamation declaring February 6th “Ronald Reagan Day”. Today, The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project proudly commends the governors -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- who have recognized Reagan’s 101st birthday in their states. “It is wonderful news that thirty-three governors have declared today “Ronald Reagan Day” in their states. It is sad that sixteen Democratic governors place partisan politics above respect for a great President,” said Grover Norquist, chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project. Governors who have issued proclamations honoring Reagan...
  • Happy 101st Birthday Mr Reagan

    02/06/2012 7:16:18 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    Today is February 6th, 2012. Mr Ronald Wilson Reagan would've been 101 years old today. Happy Birthday, Mr. Reagan. As a small token of commemoration, I would like to put focus on what I think is the most important thing he ever said, and he said a whole lot worth remembering. Our Founding Fathers, here in this country, brought about the only true revolution that has ever taken place in man's history. Every other revolution simply exchanged one set of rulers for another set of rulers. But only here did that little band of men so advanced beyond their time...
  • Going From Gipper To Dipper

    11/03/2011 12:25:10 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-3-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    This was done for the Facebook page of my OMG! For America project.
  • Universal healthcare & gun control cause the holocaust 5:The gulag

    09/03/2011 8:54:47 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | John Hunter
    Episode 5 of how socialized medicine and weapons bans will lead to the end of our liberty and freedom. This features footage of soviet gulags and mental hospitals used to isolate and torture dissidents and opponents of liberal policy as well as a special guest appearence by Actor and Former president Ronald Reagan, warning us on the dangers of Universal healthcare.
  • The Day Reagan Almost Died

    05/25/2011 5:46:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | May 25, 2011 | Guy Benson
    On March 31, 1981 at precisely 2:27 pm, six gunshots rang out just outside the VIP entrance to the Washington Hilton. Moments later, as three felled men lay bleeding on the ground outside the hotel, an armored limousine carrying the President of the United States raced away from the scene. Though it wasnt immediately apparent, the president had been shot. Ronald Wilson Reagan was just weeks into his first term in office when he was struck in the side by a deflected bullet fired by a mentally deranged would-be assassin. Most Americans are aware, of course, that Reagan survived this...
  • Obama Refers To Himself As "The Gipper" In Farewell To Gibbs

    02/11/2011 5:39:41 PM PST · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    Politico(n) ^ | 11 FEB 11 | Staff
    President Obama recounts an anecdote about the 2004 Democratic National Convention at White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' final press briefing:"The most challenging problem was what tie to wear. And this went up to the very last minute I mean, 10 minutes before we were about to go on stage we were still having an argument about ties. I had bought five, six ties. And Michelle didn't like any of them, Axelrod didn't like a couple of them -- him being one of the best dressed men in the world. So we really valued his opinion."And then somebody -- I...
  • Obama Refers To Himself As "The Gipper" In Farewell To Gibbs (video)

    02/11/2011 1:40:59 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 70 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 11, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    "And then somebody -- I don't remember who it was -- turned and said, 'You know what? What about Gibbs' tie? What about Gibbs' tie? That might look good.' And, frankly, Robert didn't want to give it up because he thought he looked really good in the tie. But eventually he was willing to take one for the gipper, and so he took off his tie, and I put it on. And that's the tie that I wore at the national convention."
  • Ronald Reagan-movielandlubber

    02/06/2011 9:29:40 AM PST · by SoCal Pubbie · 7 replies
    Mechanix Illustrated ^ | Feb, 1952 | Unkown
    Finally it was completed- a fine scale model of the S.S. America. And since then, Reagan has made a model of the S.S. Challenge, a C-2 freighter. He plans to continue building model ships...
  • Ronald Reagan's Favorite Childhood Book -Yes It Was Religious

    02/06/2011 5:55:24 AM PST · by joeclarke · 10 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 02/06/2011 | JoeClarke.Net
    I take particular notice of famous Americans (conservative) favorite reading material when they were young. Departed Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist turned me on to one of his favorites, " The Road To Serfdom," by Friedrich Hayek, who pretty much told all on the evils of socialism. Abraham Lincoln loved the Bible as well as Shakespeare, Byron and Burns. George Washington was not only Biblically literate, he had excelled in sciences and manner. Notice these "Rules Of Civility," Washington memorized, which are suggested behaviors quite the opposite from what today's Glee/MTV Skins kids are taught. Even Franklin D. Roosevelt...
  • For Ronaldus Magnus (vanity)

    11/03/2010 1:37:03 PM PDT · by cowboyway · 7 replies
    cowboyway | 11/3/10 | cowboyway
    Well, boys ... I haven't a thing to say. Played a great game...all of you. Great game. I guess we just can't expect to win em all. I'm going to tell you something I've kept to myself for years -- None of you ever knew George Gipp. It was long before your time. But you know what a tradition he is at Notre Dame... And the last thing he said to me -- "Rock," he said - "sometime, when the team is up against it -- and the breaks are beating the boys -- tell them to go out there...
  • EDITORIAL: Back to the future with the Gipper

    09/06/2010 5:26:07 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/3/2010 | Editors, Washington Times
    Samuel Gompers, one of the first labor leaders in this country, said that Labor Day was a time to pledge ourselves to an even greater effort in the coming year. Samuel Gompers knew that the key to a prosperous future is to have faith in it, and that's why for him, Labor Day stood for a celebration of tomorrow's promise and possibilities. Today, as we set our minds to a new season of work, we begin what I hope will be a new age of the American worker, an age in which all of us again are free to prosper....
  • Memoirs of a W.H. Piano Man

    07/12/2010 7:12:00 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/12/10 | KIKI RYAN
    Former White House pianist Bob Smith provided entertainment to presidents, their spouses and guests for more than 30 years. As such, he has plenty of stories to tell like the one from his White House debut, with the Army Band Chorus, at Tricia Nixons 1971 St. Patricks Day engagement party. My Three Sons star Fred MacMurray arrived at the event seemingly inebriated and took up the saxophone. He was just horrible. ... The most awful thing you heard in your life, Smith recalled. President Richard Nixon asked Smith to get rid of him, and Smith, with help from the...
  • The Gipper on the Flag

    06/14/2010 8:11:52 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 7 replies · 202+ views
    author | Reagan
    "Today we celebrate Flag Day, the birthday of our Stars and Stripes. As we think back over the history of our nation's flag, we remember that the story of its early years was often one of hardship and trials, sometimes a fight for simple survival. ... As the American Republic grew and prospered and new stars were added to the flag, the ideal of freedom grew and prospered. From the rolling hills of Kentucky to the shores of California to the Sea of Tranquility on the Moon, our pioneers carried our flag before them, a symbol of the indomitable spirit...
  • Happy Birthday (1911) to the Gipper - Ronald Wilson Reagan

    02/06/2010 6:52:13 AM PST · by DollyCali · 125 replies · 1,684+ views
    Misc | February 6, 2010 | Dolly Howard (DollyCali)
    Happy Birthday to the Gipper! Number 40 Born Feb. 6, 1911 in Tampico, Ill. A movie star in politics? NOT a legend in his own time MAN WE MISS HIM. Happy birthday to our man Ronald Reagan. WHITE HOUSE PAGE Presidential Library Google Images
  • Ronald Reagan VS. Barack Obama

    05/01/2009 1:46:47 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies · 465+ views
    Obama Reagan debateREAGAN V OBAMAReagan and Obama supporters
  • Ronald Reagan on Socialism and Liberalism(vid)

    04/28/2009 10:55:38 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 4 replies · 356+ views
    Ronald Reagan describes liberalism and socialism. He also talks about compulsory insurance and healthcare. Very eerily similar to today.
  • Ronald Reagan, closet socialist

    02/26/2009 10:40:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies · 573+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | February 26, 2009 | Jay Bookman
    President Obama is being accused by some of pursuing a socialist agenda. His critics claim that under Obama, the federal government will consume more and more of what the American people produce, leaving less and less to be spent by the private economy. It raises an interesting question: How much of our nations annual income OUGHT to be available for spending by the federal government? Whats the right level? Since 1970, the annual federal budget has been as low as 18.4 percent of our gross domestic product, and as high as 23.5 percent. (In 2008, preliminary figures say it was...
  • Ronald Reagan's Birthday

    Tomorrow, February 6th, would have been Ronald Reagan's 98th birthday. In honor of him and the founding principles that he tirelessly taught and championed, please join me in demanding that Congressional Republicans RETURN TO REAGAN CONSERVATISM. -----P E T I T I O N: We Demand True Conservative Leadership----- WE DECLARE that Republican leadership the past eight years has failed. WE DECLARE that Republican politicians have compromised Conservative values in favor of "reaching across the aisle" in the name of "bipartisanship" to "get things done in Washington." In doing so, these very politicians have damaged this nation, weakened the Constitution,...
  • Wake up the Echoes: It's time for Michael Steele!

    01/28/2009 3:48:04 PM PST · by ikeonic · 15 replies · 422+ views ^ | 1/28/09 | Ikeonic
    Every great program needs a great athletic director By IkeonicAll sports fans know about fair weather fans, the worst type of fan there is. The Republican Party is currently plagued by Fair Weather Republicans who ran for the hills and became Obamicans (Colin Powell, Susan Eisenhower come to mind) when storm clouds gathered on the horizon. Real Republicans stay and fight for the party and the values they believe in. Michael Steele is that kind of Republican. He truly believes in the GOP.The Republican Party must be committed to our timeless values, regardless of which party occupies the White House...

    10/27/2008 9:19:18 PM PDT · by cherry · 2 replies · 407+ views
    vanity | 10/27/08 | cherry
    Freepers.....what haven't we seen this campaign season....dirty primaries.....hilary being dethroned?McCain beating out all comers?Biden?....I mean, Joe Biden?.....but then, blessed relief, Sarah Palin....what an utterly joyful and clever and SMART VP pick.... but then the baby questions, and the grandmother questions, and did Sarah MAKE her baby have Downs' syndrome by flying in an airplane, and what kind of mother lets her 17 yro get pregnant, and her hubby got a dwi 20 yrs ago, oh my..and the experience question....the haughty and dishonest and evil media...the absolute total pass given to anything said or done by hussein...or biden...and of course the...
  • Sunset in America - End of Age of Reagan

    04/28/2008 10:23:59 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 22 replies · 89+ views
    The New Republic ^ | April 29th, 2008 | Sean Wilentz
    On May 3, 2007, ten aspirants to the Republican presidential nomination kicked off the long campaign with a debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. The candidates disagreed about the issues and their respective qualifications--but each claimed Reagan's mantle. "I think it's important to remember," said Mike Huckabee, "that what Ronald Reagan did was to give us a vision for this country, a morning in America, a city on a hill." John McCain talked about Reagan's fiscal austerity: "Ronald Reagan used to say we spend money like a drunken sailor." Tommy Thompson threw in a stilted...
  • The Gipper lives

    01/22/2008 5:25:07 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies · 73+ views
    The Australian ^ | 23rd January 2008 | John O'Sullivan
    BARACK Obama, who is level-pegging with Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, committed what looked like a serious gaffe last week. According to the classic definition, coined by liberal columnist Michael Kinsley, a political gaffe consists of a politician telling the truth inadvertently. And in an interview with a US newspaper, Obama praised Ronald Reagan. In the eyes of left-wing activists, that was rather like a candidate for the papacy putting in a good word for Beelzebub. Worse, Obama praised Reagan not in saccharine generalities that might have been forgiven ("a great American", "he expressed America's...
  • When Ronald Reagan Rolled In His Grave (Chuck Norris: Principles Are Important Alert)

    11/12/2007 6:32:13 AM PST · by goldstategop · 28 replies · 140+ views ^ | 11/12/2007 | Chuck Norris
    I'm not one to go down easy never have been. Not on my watch! I call upon the conservative army across this nation to rise up and fight the tides of compromise and liberalism by standing strong on the core issues and showing its true colors now! In the spirit of Ronald Reagan, "You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our...
  • DNA tests show Gipp didn't father child

    11/11/2007 6:06:48 AM PST · by mmanager · 6 replies · 117+ views
    A/P via Yahoo ^ | November 11, 2007 | By JOHN FLESHER
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - DNA from the recently exhumed body of college football hero George Gipp shows he was not the father of a child born shortly after his death, quelling longstanding rumors, relatives said Saturday. ADVERTISEMENT Gipp's remains were taken Oct. 4 for testing from a cemetery near the Upper Peninsula village of Laurium. Rick Frueh, whose grandmother was Gipp's sister, said in a statement he authorized the exhumation, which angered some family members. Gipp died in 1920 from pneumonia and a strep infection during his senior year at Notre Dame, where he was the school's first All-American and...
  • Gippers Glass Slipper

    10/12/2007 9:59:12 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 156 replies · 121+ views
    National Review ^ | October 12, 2007 | Jonah Goldberg
    Gippers Glass Slipper The Reagan moment is over. By Jonah Goldberg Ronald Reagan is dead, and hes not coming back. I wish more conservatives could come to grips with this relatively simple fact. We are now in something like the fifth round of the pin-the-tail-on-the-next-Reagan game and its getting old. Catering to the conservative base, the GOP presidential candidates keep trying to put on the Reagan mantle the way Cinderellas ugly stepsisters tried to cram their dogs into her glass slipper. Not gonna happen. Reagan-mania takes many forms. Some say they want another conservative unifier. Some claim they want a...
  • Rudy's 50-State Strategy (interview with Rudy)

    09/14/2007 8:24:53 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 63 replies · 813+ views
    TownHall ^ | salena zito
    Rudys 50-state strategy By Salena Zito Friday, September 14, 2007 CANONSBURG, PA-One day after the anniversary of the Sept. 11th terror attacks Republican presidential nominee Rudy Giuliani zeroed in on the Democratic front-runners stinging Hillary Clinton, Barrack Obama and John Edwards with the sharpest words in the presidential campaign to date. Giuliani is clearly exercising a strategic move to define himself as the Republican front-runner who hopes to cinch the nomination before his GOP rivals gain steam. And he is increasing the volume on the issue Giuliani believes can catapult him to the White House: a do-or-die fight between...
  • Ronald Reagan's Son: 'I Miss Him'

    08/08/2007 4:11:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 52 replies · 1,191+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 8, 2007
    A crowd of about 280 young conservatives responded to a speech about former President Ronald Reagan, given by his son Michael Reagan, with laughter, tears and three standing ovations. "Tell the story of Ronald Reagan and the kind of man he was," Michael Reagan told the audience. "I miss him. The world misses him. We were lucky because we had him. Don't ever forget what he did for us and what you could do for the nation in the future."
  • Fred's watershed?

    05/19/2007 9:12:28 PM PDT · by Politicalmom · 54 replies · 1,872+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | May 20, 2007 | Salena Zito
    On the day of the first Southern-state Republican debate on the Fox News Channel, one undeclared GOP candidate performed a media leapfrog. With the help of one 38-second video clip and a great sense of humor, Fred Thompson, the former U.S. senator from Tennessee who is one sock away from dipping his toe into the race for the White House, remained just as relevant as the other GOP candidates. And thanks to Michael Moore, the Hollywood documentarian who just can't help himself, Thompson delivered what, in time, could become his watershed moment.
  • What would President Reagan do?

    05/02/2007 2:04:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies · 507+ views ^ | May 2, 2007 | Jack Kemp
    What would President Reagan do? JACK KEMP - COPLEY NEWS SERVICE May 2, 2007 As the Republican candidates all gather at the Reagan Library for their first debate of the presidential campaign, what follows is my advice on what would Ronald Reagan do? I'll start with the economy and follow later with foreign policy. In giving thought to what Reagan would do about tax and budget policy, we must never forget the times in which he led our nation. When he was first sworn in in 1981, Reagan faced a divided government, an economy in deep recession with rising prices...
  • Ronald Reagan at Bergen-Belsen

    04/01/2007 8:17:20 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 10 replies · 568+ views
    American Rhetoric ^ | May 5, 1985 | Ronald Reagan
    Here, death ruled, but we've learned something as well. Because of what happened, we found that death cannot rule forever, and that's why we're here today. We're here because humanity refuses to accept that freedom of the spirit of man can ever be extinguished. We're here to commemorate that life triumphed over the tragedy and the death of the Holocaust -- overcame the suffering, the sickness, the testing and, yes, the gassings. We're here today to confirm that the horror cannot outlast hope, and that even from the worst of all things, the best may come forth. Therefore, even out...
  • How Conservatives Shot Small Government in the Foot

    02/27/2007 7:19:16 PM PST · by LowCountryJoe · 20 replies · 743+ views
    The Politico ^ | February 26, 2007 | John J. Pitney Jr.
    Leviathan on the Right: How Big-Government Conservatism Brought Down the Republican Revolution By Michael D. Tanner Cato Institute, $22.95 In "Leviathan on the Right," Michael D. Tanner tells how Republicans have helped increase the federal government's power. One is tempted to compare the Republicans to preachers who denounce sin in the pulpit and then practice it at the no-tell motel. But Tanner, director of health and welfare studies at the libertarian Cato Institute, shows that such an analogy would be off point. Instead of hiding their support for big government, he writes, many conservatives openly embrace it. It would be...
  • A Tribute to Ronald Reagan - Wonderful Video

    02/07/2007 11:04:05 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 60 replies · 896+ views
    Youtube ^ | 02/07/2007 | Youtube
    Click here. Somebody did a good job with this video. You'll laugh and can't help missing him.
  • Happy Birthday, Mr. Reagan (Peggy Noonan)

    02/02/2007 5:30:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies · 562+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 2, 2007 | Peggy Noonan
    Next Tuesday would have been Ronald Reagan's 96th birthday, which is amazing when you consider he is, in a way, more with us than ever: his memory and meaning summoned in political conversation, his name evoked by candidates. I remember 10 years ago when there was controversy over the movement to name things for him--buildings and airports. I was away from home at the time, and I realized that to talk to people in Washington about it, I'd have to land at JFK, take the FDR Drive and go through the Lincoln tunnel. [Snip] The other day a friend asked:...
  • Importing Socialism

    11/20/2006 6:43:55 PM PST · by Jeremydmccann · 21 replies · 914+ views
    Old Right Pundits ^ | 11/20/2006 | Selwyn Duke
    Its funny how the conclusion of an election can completely alter media reportage. The day after the Democrat Public Relations Arm (DPRA) euphemistically known as the mainstream media got its party elected, they actually started broaching a couple of real issues. Such as amnesty for illegal aliens. In my election piece I warned that Democrat ascendancy would mean a full court press to grant amnesty-by-another-name to illegals. And I retired election night as one of the voices in the darkness, emitting admonitions that a 420-foot-diameter SETI dish would have had trouble detecting amidst the talking-head static. I awakened...
  • Would you go out there and win one for the Gipper?

    11/06/2006 12:27:24 PM PST · by cll · 6 replies · 285+ views
    I hope that someday your children and grandchildren will tell of the time that a certain president came to town at the end of a long journey and asked their parents and grandparents to join him in setting America on the course to the new millenniumand that a century of peace, prosperity, opportunity, and hope followed. So, if I could ask you just one last time: Tomorrow, when mountains greet the dawn, would you go out there and win one for the Gipper? Ronald Reagan, November 7, 1988
  • CA: Respect earned - Another win for the Gipper

    10/24/2006 10:04:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 662+ views
    California Political Review ^ | 10/24/06 | Frank Duclos
    In January 2005, GOP state Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth (R-La Mesa), while in Washington, D.C., for the Inauguration of President Bush, toured Statuary Hall in the national Capitol with Congressman Duncan Hunter. Each of the 50 states provides Statuary Hall a pair of statues honoring notable persons from the state. Californias statues are of Father Junipero Serra and Thomas Starr King. Father Serra, of course, is well known. King, who lived from 1824 to 1864, was a Unitarian minister, lecturer, and orator credited with playing a prominent role in keeping California in the Union during the Civil War. Taking nothing away...
  • "The Tripper" Film has Reagan as serial killer

    10/18/2006 6:24:25 AM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 10 replies · 592+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 10/12/06 | Federal Review
    LOS ANGELES--Actor/Director David Arquette, best known perhaps as husband of "Friends" star Courtney Cox, has directed a horror film where the killer is a doppleganger of Ronald Reagan: "The Tripper" is a political satire dressed up like a slasher movie by way of middle school logic. I'm guessing that David Arquette is a either a liberal or an enemy of conservatism. **** [A] boy grows up with a deep fascination with Ronald Reagan....a music festival brings out all the modern hippies to [his hometown]. **** the boy is now a crazed, f---n' Ronald Reagan and goes hunting for hippies. ****...
  • The top 3 sports movies of all time?

    08/18/2006 7:59:23 AM PDT · by Jakarta ex-pat · 93 replies · 728+ views
    18/08/06 | Phil.K
    Well there was a time when I would have had to put The Natural in my top 3. However in the last 3 years, unlike with most genres, I would say sports movies have improved with time. So without further ado, here are mine. I'm sure you will notice one similarity runs through all.
  • Ronald Reagan Speech on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day

    06/06/2006 8:22:26 PM PDT · by kennedy · 15 replies · 867+ views ^ | June 6, 1982 | Ronald Reagan
    One of two speeches commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, this speech was delivered at the site of the U.S. Ranger Monument at Pointe du Hoc, France, where veterans of the Normandy Invasion, and others, had assembled for the ceremony. Later during the day, President Reagan spoke at Omaha Beach, France. 1,988 words. We're here to mark that day in history when the Allied armies joined in battle to reclaim this continent to liberty. For four long years, much of Europe had been under a terrible shadow. Free nations had fallen, Jews cried out in the camps, millions...
  • Is it Ronald Reagan or Tom Tancredo?(my title)

    05/23/2006 11:54:22 AM PDT · by Dane · 92 replies · 1,700+ views
    'Shining city on a hill' Let us resolve tonight that young Americans will always ... find there a city of hope in a country that is free.... And let us resolve they will say of our day and our generation, we did keep the faith with our God, that we did act worthy of ourselves, that we did protect and pass on lovingly that shining city on a hill." Election Eve speech, Nov. 3, 1980
  • The Gipper and his Jeeper (Photo)

    03/27/2006 7:23:34 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 5 replies · 318+ views
  • Ronald Reagan Special on CMT

    02/18/2006 11:01:29 PM PST · by krb · 23 replies · 1,399+ views
    CMT.COM ^ | 2/19/2006 | krb
    CMT (Country Music Television) has a new series out called True Grit, and the first episode is about Ronald Reagan! I just saw the first showing, and it is really well done. Here are the rebroadcast times for this same episode: Sunday, February 19, 2006 1:00 AM ET/PT Sunday, February 19, 2006 2:00 PM ET/PT Sunday, February 19, 2006 9:00 PM ET/PT Monday, February 20, 2006 5:00 PM ET/PT Tuesday, February 21, 2006 8:00 PM ET/PT Saturday, February 25, 2006 7:00 PM ET/PT Sunday, February 26, 2006 7:00 PM ET/PT
  • Paul Lettow at Heritage (with a timely Reagan quote)

    02/08/2006 7:11:48 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 1 replies · 189+ views
    Barone Blog ^ | February 07, 2006 | Michael Barone
    I attended a panel session at the Heritage Foundation yesterday featuring Paul Lettow, author of Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, published in hardcover last year and now out in paperback. Paul is a recent graduate of Princeton who earned a Ph.D. at Oxford and a J.D. at Harvard. Several years ago, he worked for me as a research assistant a classic case of hiring someone who's smarter than you. His book is an expanded version of his Ph.D. thesis, but it doesn't read like one. Paul interviewed almost all the living veterans of the Reagan...
  • Top 10 Greatest Quips from Ronald Reagan

    01/21/2006 4:01:06 PM PST · by rhema · 380 replies · 19,446+ views
    Human Events ^ | 1/20/05
    10. "Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first." Remarks at a business conference, Los Angeles, March 2, 1977 9. "You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans." The Observer, March 29, 1981 8. Thomas Jefferson once said, "We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying." Circa 1988 7. "I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of...
  • Reagan's Legacy

    01/10/2006 5:14:05 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 17 replies · 483+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 11 January 2006 | Marc Rotterman
    During the Reagan campaign of 1980 one felt part of movement or revolution that was going to change not only the nation but perhaps the world. Then Governor Reagans vision was clear and concise and left little room for doubt... America must shrink the size of the federal government, reduce regulations on business, and cut taxes across the board for all Americans. In other words, Reagan instinctively knew that -- given the tools -- the American entrepreneur would lead the country back to prosperity and out of double-digit inflation and double-digit interest rates. Reagan also understood that communisms worldwide influence...
  • The Gipper's Ghost

    12/17/2005 7:24:21 PM PST · by CurlyBill · 45 replies · 2,135+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | December 16th, 2005 | Jeffrey Vallance
    The Gippers Ghost by JEFFREY VALLANCE Since the death of Ronald Reagan, various ghostly phenomena have been reported up at the Reagan Ranch in the hills above Santa Barbara. Rancho del Cielo (cielo means heaven in Spanish) was Reagans favorite place in the world. The hacienda-style estate, neighboring Michael Jacksons blighted Neverland, is preserved in the exact condition it was in when the Reagans lived there, as if they just stepped out and will return at any moment. Even Reagans favorite jellybean jar is still there, complete with a few uneaten beans. Reagan kept several horses at the ranch stable....