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  • Teddy, Truman and Trump

    04/03/2016 10:55:20 AM PDT · by kathsua · 10 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | April 3rd, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    I’ve thought for some time that America might need a president like Theodore Roosevelt or Harry Truman. They were strong larger than life leaders who played a major role in making the United States a strong world power. Donald Trump is the only current candidate who comes close to the personality of those two.
  • Rename the Racist Democratic Party (All hail the anti-racist racist Know-Nothing Party)

    12/03/2015 9:37:38 PM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | December 1, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Former Democratic President Woodrow Wilson may be purged from his alma mater, Princeton University. The old “Schoolmaster of Politics”, as he was known for his academic background at Cornell, Bryn Mawr, Wesleyan and finally president of Princeton U, has been thrown under the bus by its current president for being a politically incorrect progressive. Also known as a plain old racist. Woody was indeed a racist. Though even on his worst day he was still about 40% less racist than...
  • Why dropping the bomb 70 years ago was necessary, and why we need to be ready to do it again

    08/09/2015 10:16:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The National Post ^ | August 9, 2015 | George Jonas
    On the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, shortly after 8:00 a.m. local time, a lone American B-29 was conducting what seemed to be a reconnaissance flight at high altitude over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. At about 16 minutes after 8:00, the aircraft released an object over the centre of town. Attached to parachutes, the object floated down slowly enough to give the four-engine Boeing Superfortress time to turn and lumber out of the airspace. The atom bomb exploded at about 1,900 feet above the centre of Hiroshima. The devastation was cataclysmic. Immediate casualties, dead and injured, numbered approximately 115,000....
  • REMEMBER WHEN JON STEWART CALLED HARRY TRUMAN A WAR CRIMINAL?

    08/07/2015 10:37:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 8.6.15 | Aaron Goldstein
    Today is the 70th anniversary of President Truman’s decision to bomb Hiroshima. Today is also Jon Stewart’s final appearance as host of The Daily Show. Given the confluence of these two events, I somehow neglected to mention perhaps the daftest thing Stewart ever did during his 16 years host of The Daily Show in my rather brutal assessment of his intelligence and his comedic talents. Remember in 2009 when Stewart told Cliff May, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, that President Truman was a war criminal because he dropped the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
  • The Donald Phenomenon — Part One

    07/31/2015 10:02:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/31/15 | Ed Wood
    Ever since Donald Trump literally exploded onto the political scene, tens of thousands of words have been written by all stripes of political junkies trying to figure out just what do we have here. Is he a shoot-from-the-hip kind of loudmouth, as he is being made out to be, or is he perhaps the real thing? Is he the kind of true believer we haven’t seen since the days of Harry S Truman? A few of you may be old enough to remember that Ol’ Harry called ‘em as he seen ‘em. He publicly likened the smell of his political...
  • Democrats Change Name of Dinner To Honor Racist Harry Truman

    07/13/2015 1:46:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/13/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Missouri Democratic Party is changing the name of its annual “Jefferson-Jackson” fundraising dinner, deleting the names of slave-owning party heroes Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. The party will instead honor avowed racist Harry Truman.Though the state party denied that the name change was due to racial issues, Democratic state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, who has called for the name to be changed, said that it was probably due to race. Every state Democratic party holds an early-summer Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently attended the dinners in Arkansas and Virginia.But the Missouri party’s decision to instead name the...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Berlin Airlift

    06/26/2014 5:41:08 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 3 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 26, 2014 | JasonZ
    On June 26, 1948, the first American C-47 cargo aircraft were launched to supply West Berlin in what would eventually be known as the Berlin Airlift, following the Soviet Union's closure of water and land corridors between the western Allies sectors of occupied Germany and Berlin. Planes from the American, British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and South African Air Forces would eventually participate in the Airlift, flying over 200,000 flights over the next 11 months before the blockade was lifted.
  • Photographs of East Germany Locations Captured Decades Apart

    05/08/2012 7:38:49 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 68 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | May 08, 2012 | Michael Zhang
    Photographer Stefan Koppelkamm first photographed East Germany in 1990 after the fall of the Berlin Wall but before the reunification. He revisited the same locations a decade later, and rephotographed them from exactly the same viewpoints to document the drastic social and economic transformations that came about during the time between the photos.
  • Berlin airlift anniversary marked (video at source)

    05/13/2009 6:16:05 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 568+ views
    (Planes flew a distance equivalent to flying to the moon and back 63 times) Ceremonies have been taking place in Berlin to mark the 60th anniversary of the ending of the blockade of West Berlin by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. In 1948, Stalin cut off all land links into West Berlin in an attempt to force out British, French and US troops. Instead, the Western nations launched the biggest airlift in history to keep 2.25 million residents from starving. For the next 11 months, planes landed every two minutes, bringing in total more than 2.5m tonnes of supplies. Seventy-eight aircrew...
  • Germany Remembers Berlin Airlift

    06/26/2008 2:27:33 PM PDT · by Cecily · 20 replies · 160+ views
    BBC News ^ | June 26, 2008
    Germany has been commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Berlin airlift, when the Western allies kept the city supplied despite a Soviet blockade. Veterans of the airlift, many of whom are in their 80s and 90s, attended ceremonies in Berlin and Frankfurt. The American and British-led airlift lasted for more than a year, and involved planes delivering everything from coal to sweets. It was one of the biggest humanitarian air relief missions in history. "I find the courage with which this operation was carried out truly admirable," said German Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung. A small group of veteran airmen...
  • On the 60th Anniversary of The Berlin Airlift

    06/23/2008 6:10:09 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 21 replies · 103+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | June 23, 2008 | Scott Van Wynsberghe
    It was one of the most-amazing sights of the Cold War. By the hundreds, plane after plane thundered into the Berlin airports of Gatow, Tempelhof and Tegel, often arriving at the rate of one every three minutes. The supplies they delivered during the course of about a year sustained over 22,000 Western troops and over two million German civilians huddled in the ruins of the war-ravaged city. That the chief metropolis of a former, enemy nation could suddenly become a symbol of freedom revealed much about the strange, new era the world was entering. It also said much about the...
  • Berliners Face Emotional Vote On Cold War Airlift Site(Templehof, symbol of freedom, may close)

    04/23/2008 9:29:03 PM PDT · by saganite · 23 replies · 68+ views
    Air Wise ^ | April 24, 2008 | staff
    At the age of 7, Mercedes Wild waved excitedly at each plane that circled over her Berlin home and landed at Tempelhof Airport, packed with supplies to feed Berliners during the Soviets' Cold War blockade. Today, 67 year old Wild is fighting against city plans to shut down the airport site in central Berlin. After years of debate, Berliners are to vote on the closure of the Nazi-built complex on Sunday. "It's quite emotional. The airport is a symbol of freedom," Wild said, standing in the almost empty, 1,200 metre-long building just a 10 minute drive from the Brandenburg Gate....
  • Berlin Airlift reunion of sorts

    01/15/2008 5:37:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 148+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Aaron Mackey
    As teenage residents of West Berlin during what many consider to be the first battle of the Cold War, Guenther and Gisela Petzold never knew how close the Berlin Airlift came to collapsing. It wasn't until years later, after the couple married and became U.S. citizens, that they learned of the difficulties surrounding the operation and how their neighbor played a critical role in the airlift's success. While the Petzolds didn't get to know retired Gen. T. Ross Milton until the trio met at an Oro Valley affair, they certainly benefited from his actions during the pivotal standoff between the...
  • Berlin's Tempelhof Airport to be closed

    12/04/2007 2:27:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 167+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/4/07 | Kirsten Grieshaber - ap
    BERLIN - Historic Tempelhof Airport — which played a key role in the Berlin airlift in the wake of World War II — will close to passengers in 2008, Germany's top administrative court confirmed Tuesday. The court threw out a bid to prevent Tempelhof's closure as part of plans to expand Schoenefeld airport, a former military airport on the city's outskirts, into Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport. Several airline companies that use the centrally located Tempelhof airport tried to block the closure. But the Leipzig-based Federal Administrative Court rejected their claims, approving an earlier decision by a Berlin-Brandenburg administrative court that argued...
  • (On This Day In History) June 26, 1948 - Berlin Airlift Begins

    06/26/2007 2:01:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 624+ views
    History.com ^ | June 26, 2007 | History.com
    (On This Day In History) June 26, 1948 : Berlin Airlift Begins In response to the Soviet blockade of land routes into West Berlin, the United States begins a massive airlift of food, water, and medicine to the citizens of the besieged city. For nearly a year, supplies from American planes sustained the over 2 million people in West Berlin. On June 24, 1948, the Soviet Union blocked all road and rail travel to and from West Berlin, which was located within the Soviet zone of occupation in Germany. The Soviet action was in response to the refusal of American...
  • Seeds of 56-year marriage planted during Berlin Airlift (A Love Story that Lasted)

    10/05/2006 5:41:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 717+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | October 5, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Jeremy Larlee
    10/5/2006 - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AFPN) -- Retired Lt. Col. James and Ellie Spatafora possess a unique answer to a common question couples are quizzed about. When asked where they met, they answer that the seeds of their 56-year marriage were planted during the historic Berlin Airlift. The couple was able to catch up on old times with friends during a Berlin Airlift plaque dedication at Veterans Memorial Park here Oct. 4. More than 150 people attended the dedication, which was one of numerous events held during the weeklong reunion of the Berlin Airlift Veterans Association. The Berlin Airlift was a...
  • German TV Now Showing "Die Luftbruecke": Incredibly pro-American Made for TV Blockbuster

    11/27/2005 12:08:46 PM PST · by GermanBusiness · 69 replies · 3,091+ views
    For the past month, there has been heavy advertising for a made-for-tv movie on SAT1 Television called "Die Luftbruecke" (this means "The Airlift"). I was skeptical that it would be pro-American. However, I can't believe me eyes: the movie that everyone in Germany is watching tonight...accurately portrays the Americans as doing everything they can to save Berlin from Stalin, and the film is showing many American heroes dying as their planes crash from the chaos. German children are waving and cheering as the American pilots fly overhead...and German women are saying yes to marriage proposals from Americans. Am I in...
  • I hope that we always teach our children about The Berlin Wall

    08/18/2014 6:18:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/18/2014 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    The Berlin Wall is something I grew up talking about. It's a little bit different for my sons. In fact, our 3rd son, now serving in the US Army, was born the year after the Wall came down in the fall of 1989. The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 and the first casualty came 52 years ago today:
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Berlin Airlift Part 4 ~ July 28, 2008

    07/27/2008 5:00:15 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 404 replies · 862+ views
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World | StarCMC and Salty
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ 60th Anniversary of the Berlin AirliftPart 4All info and photos from this website.             Berlin Airlift Veterans Return to Germany for AnniversaryBy Air Force Staff Sgt. Julie Weckerlein Special to American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, June 27, 2008 – For 50 years, Dub Southers recalled the grueling hours he...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Berlin Airlift Part 1 ~ Dec. 3, 2007

    12/02/2007 5:15:59 PM PST · by StarCMC · 344 replies · 553+ views
    Linked in thread | Frosty The Snowman
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 1:  The BeginningAll info and photos from this website.             For the next four weeks, on Mondays, the Hall of the Heroes threads will be about the Berlin Airlift and it's heroes.  I hope the story inspires you like it does me!  Thank you to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 3: Operation Little Vittles ~ December 15, 2014

    12/14/2014 4:59:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 64 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Part 3:  Operation Little VittlesAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part One Link to Part Two             "DER SCHOKOLADEN FLIEGER"   OPERATION LITTLE VITTLES   General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force is shown presenting the 1948 Cheney Award to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: The Berlin Airlift, Part 3 ~ December 17, 2012

    12/16/2012 5:06:31 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Part 3:  Operation Little VittlesAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part One Link to Part Two             "DER SCHOKOLADEN FLIEGER"   OPERATION LITTLE VITTLES   40K JPEG General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force is shown presenting the 1948 Cheney...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Berlin Airlift, Part 2: Operations ~ December 10, 2012

    12/09/2012 5:03:24 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 101 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Berlin Airlift, Part 2: OperationsAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part One             Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner:  directed Berlin Airlift operation    A native of New Jersey and son of an immigrant father, General Tunner was awarded an appointment to West Point upon his graduation...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: The Berlin Airlift, Part 3 ~ December 19, 2011

    12/18/2011 5:09:07 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 82 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Part 3:  Operation Little VittlesAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part One Link to Part Two             "DER SCHOKOLADEN FLIEGER"   OPERATION LITTLE VITTLES   40K JPEG General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force is shown presenting the 1948 Cheney...
  • Chance encounter brings sweet reunion for 'Candy Bomber'

    11/13/2009 5:03:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 837+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Staff Sgt. Tim Jenkins, USAF
    11/13/2009 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- They had never met face to face, but a chance encounter between the two conjured a touching reunion six decades later at the Randolph Air Show Nov. 7. Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen, a 1st lieutenant at the time, earned his spot in in history flying C-54s and C-47s during the Berlin Airlift of World War II. He earned the nickname "The Candy Bomber" from dropping candy from his aircraft to children below while flying over the American sector of Berlin. "One day I met some kids in Berlin at the fence...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 4: The Legacy ~ January 5, 2009

    01/04/2009 5:00:01 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 128 replies · 2,714+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World | StarCMC and Tom and Jerry
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 4:  The LegacyAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part OneLink to Part TwoLink to Part Three             THE AIRLIFT'S LEGACY   The most obvious result of this confrontation was the 40-year Cold War with the Soviet Union, which ebbed with the construction...
  • Candy bomber bids a sweet farewell to Berliners’ symbol of Cold War defiance.

    10/31/2008 10:24:13 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 12 replies · 437+ views
    Times Online (London) ^ | 31 October 2008 | Roger Boyes
    A loudspeaker spluttered briefly with a routine announcement that echoed across the high-vaulted departure lounge. . . Outside, there were no oompah bands and no grand parades, only a DC3 “candy bomber” revving its engines for the final take-off from the otherwise deserted runway. The choice of aircraft was a tribute to the US and British pilots who ferried two million tons of supplies to a blockaded West Berlin during the hottest moments of the Cold War.
  • Air Show Celebrates Berlin Airlift Anniversary

    05/17/2008 5:26:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 2,752+ views
    ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md., May 17, 2008 – The historic humanitarian efforts of the Berlin Airlift 60 years ago demonstrated to U.S. allies and enemies alike that the country would not be deterred from its commitments, the Air Force secretary said today. Two Oracle bi-planes perform aerial acrobatics during the Joint Service Open House at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., May 17, 2008. Thousands attended the event, which coincided with the 60th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. Defense Dept. photo by Fred W. Baker III  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “It displayed a U.S. dedication to a...
  • Phoenix Rally celebrates 60th Anniversary of Berlin Airlift

    03/28/2008 5:46:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 199+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Senior Airman Stephenie Wade, USAF
    3/28/2008 - MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFPN) -- Air mobility leaders gathered for the annual Phoenix Rally to acknowledge past and present accomplishments while celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift March 24 through 28 here. The theme of Phoenix Rally was "A legacy of global reach and hope," chosen to recognize the Air Mobility Command's past, present and future. At this year's conference, attendees acknowledge the historical accomplishments of Berlin Airlift along with special guest, retired Col. Gail Halvorsen, the Berlin Candy Bomber. "This year is special because we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Berlin...
  • Sometimes you have to be unprofessional

    01/29/2005 7:13:11 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 32 replies · 1,979+ views
    Today, during an afternoon conference that wrapped up my project of the last 18 months, one of my Euro collegues tossed this little turd out to no one in particular: " See, this is why George Bush is so dumb, theres a disaster in the world and he sends an Aircraft Carrier..." After which he and many of my Euro collegues laughed out loud. and then they looked at me. I wasn't laughing, and neither was my Hindi friend sitting next to me, who has lost family in the disaster. I'm afraid I was "unprofessional", I let it loose -...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Revisits The Berlin Airlift - January 28th, 2005

    01/27/2005 9:54:04 PM PST · by snippy_about_it · 86 replies · 3,270+ views
    see educational sources
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Appeasement and the Near-Sighted Visionary

    04/17/2015 11:26:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | David Stokes
    When the word “appeasement” was first identified with the foreign policy of a nation, it was on purpose. Now a term of derision generally applied to political leaders who seem to be clueless about apparent danger, it was never really a “bad” word until it became forever identified with foreign policy failures in Great Britain under the premiership of Neville Chamberlain. The word itself simply means to pacify or soothe. Most of us understand that there is a measure of this required for peaceful and civilized living and discourse. But when appeasement met Adolf Hitler, it was manipulated, twisted, scorned...
  • Restoring the Old-Fashioned Budget Virtue of…FDR and Truman?!?

    03/28/2015 10:00:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    This is a column I never expected to write. That’s because I’m going to applaud Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. This won’t be unconstrained applause, to be sure. Roosevelt, after all, pursued awful policies that lengthened and deepened the economic misery of the 1930s. can see from this video, the “economic bill of rights” that he wanted after WWII was downright malicious. Truman, meanwhile, was a less consequential figure, but it’s worth noting that he wanted a restoration of the New Deal after WWII, which almost certainlywould have hindered and perhaps even sabotaged the recovery. But just as very...
  • Obama Is No Harry Truman

    03/23/2015 3:51:36 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 20 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 3/22/15 | Steve Berman
    One of Harry Truman’s most treasured possessions was a small Torah given to him by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, Israel’s first president.  The gift was given in appreciation of a singular act of courage in a postwar world filled with deprivation and starvation in Europe, and an economic boom in America.  Hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees lived in the same camps constructed to efficiently kill and dispose of them. At the stroke of midnight, May 14, 1948, the British mandate over Palestine ended, and they struck the Union Jack for the last time in Jerusalem.  The blue and white Star...
  • Obama's Mysterious Mentor "Frank" Resurfaces

    02/23/2015 7:23:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | February 23, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Yesterday’s news became big news on the Fox News Channel last week when former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani brought up the name of President Barack Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. It was almost seven years to the day when we published our seminal piece about Davis, “Obama’s Communist Mentor.” Davis was a member of the Communist Party and a suspected Soviet espionage agent. He was included in the FBI’s security index, meaning that Davis could be arrested or detained in the event of a national emergency. The FBI file on Davis documents his anti-white and pro-Soviet views,...
  • A surprising number of presidents never graduated college

    02/16/2015 10:09:14 AM PST · by blueyon · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/16/15 | Claire Daniel |
    Media and potential opponents are scandalized that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is considering a run for president even though he didn’t graduate from college. But if Walker (who dropped out of Marquette University in his senior year) won in 2016, he would be joining an exalted group that includes the two presidents most frequently named as the favorites of the American people. Eleven presidents — exactly 25 percent — were not college graduates. Most prominent on that list are George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, who make up half of Mt. Rushmore’s foursome and are in the top three or top...
  • Republicans have the most seats in Congress since 1947 after triumphs in Louisiana

    12/07/2014 9:01:18 PM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 7, 2014 | Associated Press Reporter
    Republicans will hold at least 246 House seats come January, according to election results on Saturday, giving the GOP a commanding majority that matches the party's post-World War II high during Democratic President Harry S. Truman's administration. The GOP retained control of two seats in runoffs in Louisiana, expanding the advantage for Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who can afford defections from his increasingly conservative caucus and still get legislation passed. Combined with the Republican takeover of the Senate, Congress will be all-GOP for the final two years of President Barack Obama's second term.
  • Democrats Suffer Most Midterm Losses Ever Under Obama

    12/07/2014 6:25:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 07 Dec 2014 06:58 PM | Greg Richter
    When Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu lost her re-election runoff on Saturday it put Barack Obama in the record books as the two-term president with the most midterm losses for his party. The record previously was held by Harry Truman. Truman’s Democratic Party lost 74 seats in 1946 and 1950, while under Obama the Democrats have lost a total of 75 seats in 2010 and 2014. He could lose one more if Republican Martha McSally beats Democratic Rep. Ron Barber in Arizona in an election recount, Breitbart News reports. McSally is currently ahead by only 200 votes. …
  • When Presidents Stand Firm

    03/23/2014 11:44:25 PM PDT · by No One Special · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 23, 2014 | Karl Ushanka
    Leadership comes in many forms and with many levels of risk, but history gives us a few moments when leaders stood alone and were proven right. [...] In late June 1948 the Soviets cut all road, rail and water access to Berlin, a city controlled by the Western Allies yet surrounded by Soviet-controlled territories. The Soviet’s goal: take Berlin from the Allies by forcing the US-UK-French alliance into one of two options: try to protect a city of 2.1 million starving Germans, or war. The Soviets expected the West to surrender the city quickly. [...] The US was in the...
  • Democrats in 2014: The Party of John Edwards

    01/04/2014 3:00:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 2, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    In his inaugural address Wednesday, incoming New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to establish an intellectual pedigree for his focus on economic inequality. He invoked Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Al Smith, Frances Perkins, Fiorello La Guardia, Jacob Riis, David Dinkins, Mario Cuomo, and Harry Belafonte. It reminded me of when Democrats, eager to prove their national-security bona fides, tell audiences they hail from the party of Roosevelt, Truman, and Kennedy. As if there wasn’t some other Democrat after Kennedy who dabbled at war and peace, some guy from Texas. De Blasio’s speech was a bit...
  • "Hey, I SAID I was sorry!"

    11/05/2013 6:15:54 PM PST · by Noremac · 5 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | November 5, 2013 | Richard Cameron
    "O.K., so I SAID I accept responsibility - what else do you want from me?" Mmmm, I don't know, maybe your resignation? Everyone's witnessed the insincere, cynical style of apology from one side of it or the other, or both. In childhood, maybe your parents caught you being rude to a brother or sister or playmate. To correct your behavior and smooth out the wrinkle in the relationship, they told you - “O.K., I want you to apologize to Johnny”. Depending on how compliant with parental authority you were, you might do it forthwith or you might respond, “Why should...
  • History Channel New Propaganda Tool for Oliver Stone's Rewrite of History

    12/02/2012 7:09:51 PM PST · by winner3000 · 35 replies
    Self ^ | 12/2/2012 | Self
    I just listened to yet another disturbing piece of propaganda by Oliver Stone, the Untold History of the United States. It is about the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As can be expected in a good leftist piece of propaganda, the point made is that the US was the bad guy (including Truman) , who bamboozled poor Japan and Poor USSR during that time. The horrible US dropped 2 atomic bombs on Japan, knowing that Japan was going to surrender without its use within a couple of weeks anyway. Then the laughably improbably logical gymnastics come...
  • Symposium: Treason? (Klehr, Haynes, Estrich and Brennan detailed discussion of Coulter's book)

    07/25/2003 2:17:22 AM PDT · by DPB101 · 106 replies · 1,149+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 7/25/03 | Jamie Glazov
    Ann Coulter’s new book Treason has raised some eyebrows within the conservative camp. While making legitimate points about where liberals have been wrong on foreign policy issues, the conservative pundit and author arguably went too far by 1) defending Joseph MacCarthy and 2) accusing all liberals of treason. Joe McCarthy was an individual who severely damaged the cause of anti-Communism. Why would a conservative try to legitimize him? And what purpose is served by accusing all political opponents of “treason”? Doesn’t such a broad-brushed charge profoundly trivialize the word “treason” itself  and make it more difficult to discuss actual cases of treason in a serious way?...
  • The Republicans -- After Dunkirk

    01/04/2013 7:44:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    At the Potsdam conference with Harry Truman and Josef Stalin, Winston Churchill learned that the voters of the nation he had led for five years through World War II had just voted to throw him out of office. "It may well be a blessing in disguise," said his wife Clementine. "At the moment, it seems quite effectively disguised," replied Churchill. Republicans must feel that way today. For they have survived their own Dunkirk. They may have left their helmets, canteens and rifles behind, but they did finally get off the beach. That Republicans suffered a rout, as the British did...
  • The Buck Doesn't Stop With Obama

    10/16/2012 4:44:35 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-16-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Never has, never will.
  • Last Hurrah of Nixon's 'New Majority'?

    08/28/2012 7:22:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Looking back all the way to America's Civil War, there have been three dominant presidential coalitions. The first was Abraham Lincoln's. With his war to restore the Union and his martyrdom, Lincoln inaugurated an era of Republican dominance that lasted more than seven decades and saw only two Democratic presidents: Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson. The second coalition was FDR's, where he and his vice president Harry Truman won five consecutive presidential elections. Only Gen. Eisenhower could break that streak. The third was Richard Nixon's New Majority, cobbled together after his narrow 1968 victory, where he annexed the Northern Catholic...
  • GOP Operatives Praise Scott Brown's Latest Ad

    07/24/2012 1:14:09 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7/24/2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Republican operatives in Washington are praising Scott Brown's latest campaign ad. The ad, a contrast spot being run by the Republican Massachusetts senator, shows that Brown's Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Warren, is to the left on economic issues of John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. Instead of being in the mainstream, Warren, along with President Barack Obama, is shown to be an opponent of free enterprise. The ad is called, "Let America Be America Again." "Devastating," says one Republican operative. "Long--but does a really good job of showing how radical the Obama/Warren view of...
  • Obama: 'Harry Truman Said the Buck Stops with You'

    07/16/2012 12:34:27 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 29 replies
    In a local interview with WJLA, President Obama urges Mitt Romney to say that he was running Bain Capital after 1999, though Romney insists he did not actively manage the company at that time. "Well, here's what I know, we were just talking about responsibility and as president of the United States, it's pretty clear to me that I'm responsible for folks who are working in the federal government and you know, Harry Truman said the buck stops with you," Obama said. Now, my understanding is that Mr. Romney attested to the SEC, multiple times, that he was the chairman,...
  • POLL TO FREEP: Who is your favorite American President?

    02/20/2012 6:41:45 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 67 replies · 16+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 02/18/2012
    On front page of website, no registration required.Shockingly, neither Carter nor the present occupant of the White House are choices...
  • Even Obama Is Choosing Anyone But Obama

    12/06/2011 10:24:34 AM PST · by CaroleL · 7 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 12/06/11 | CaroleL
    As his never-ending campaign goes on, President Barack Obama keeps trying to mimic past presidents who were able to succeed at the job. Unable to run on his own dismal record; he is stealing their strategies, imitating their rhetoric and co-opting locations they made famous in a desperate attempt to wrap his weak and ineffectual presidency in their achievements.