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  • Rare Historical Photos

    07/21/2014 10:36:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Geo W Bush visits Texas oil fields with his dad, 1955 More pics/video at Reaganite Republican...
  • More Obscure Historical Photos

    07/08/2014 4:20:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Ronaldus Maximus meets King Richard!            -photo Wikipedia More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Amusing, Rare Historical Photos

    06/17/2014 3:43:41 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Seldom-Seen Historical Photographs...

    06/02/2014 7:06:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Obscure Historical Photos II

    04/22/2014 3:10:37 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
                                            Paris Air Show, 1909 More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Dr. David Jeremiah's historical revisionism

    02/10/2014 8:17:44 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 24 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 10, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Dr. David Jeremiah, senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California, in his book entitled "I Never Thought I'd See The Day," which is listed as a "# 1 New York Times Bestseller," engages in historical revisionism as he attempts to portray William Tyndale as a "martyr" for the Bible. On page 161 of his book, Dr. Jeremiah asserts that, "..because TYndale believed that every English-speaking person deserved to have access to the Bible in English, he labored to produce the first complete New Testament (and part of the Old Testament) in English translated directly from the...
  • Huge See, I Told You So from 2008: Democrats Try To Take Your 401(k)

    01/30/2014 5:00:06 AM PST · by EBH · 63 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/1/2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, now, that's fascinating you mention that, because that's the next item up in my Stack of Stuff and I talked about this weeks ago, maybe even months ago when Tom "Dung Heap" Harken proposed this. Now, before you condition Alicia, let me refer to what she's talking about. It's Mark Hemingway in the Washington Examiner: " Will the government outlaw your 401(k) plan? It seems like an absurd possibility, yet earlier this month two Democratic senators, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., held a hearing on Capitol Hill exploring the possibility of doing exactly that....
  • US Historical Documents (like e-Bible) for android tablet?

    06/27/2013 7:53:17 PM PDT · by madison10 · 12 replies
    self | june 27, 2013 | madison10
    Is there an app-type of software for android sort of like the Bible ones, but of USA historical documents? I don't necessarily mean an app per se, but documents all in one place. Thanks.
  • Black Friday, A Racist Term?

    11/23/2012 1:39:01 PM PST · by Young Werther · 43 replies
    Black Friday Ads ^ | 11/23/2012 | Anon
    Back earlier than ever is our Black Friday online sales tracking post, which will be continuously updated throughout the next couple days as more-and-more online Black Friday sales begin
  • Conservatism Is Calling ...

    11/03/2012 8:14:40 AM PDT · by Critical 1 · 5 replies
    I received this from a patriotic friend today. This is perhaps the best 7 ½ minutes you will ever hear about the current state of our nation. Listen to the end…shocking stats! Please forward to your friends regardless of their party if you agree. Very well done by an Ohio State Freshman. And a big thank you to the person who forwarded this one to me !!!
  • Historical Questions About the Resurrection (Special TSP Easter Post and Podcast)

    04/07/2012 12:35:42 AM PDT · by Mighty_Quinn
    The Sacred Page ^ | 4/7/12 | Michael Barber
    Click below (scroll to the bottom of this post) to listen to the special TSP Easter podcast. Of course, you can also listen on iTunes. (Have you subscribed to the podcast yet?)St. Paul makes it clear that Resurrection is an essential aspect of Christian faith. He states, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all men most to be pitied.” (1 Cor 15:16–19). Yet...
  • Why do CBO and Treasury debt figures differ by a large amount?

    08/17/2011 9:07:44 AM PDT · by rokkitapps · 5 replies
    Why does the CBO show debt at 3.4T for 2000 and the treasury shows it at 5.6T (no surplus) for 2000? cbo: treasury:
  • Mark Steyn blames ‘historical,’ ‘peculiar psychological’ reasons for Obama’s contempt

    05/28/2011 10:50:17 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 27, 2011 | The Daily Caller
    Getting inside the mind of Barack Obama has been a challenge for journalists since the 2008 presidential campaign. But during the last two and a half years, as the public has gotten more familiar with the president, the picture is becoming a bit clearer. On Thursday’s syndicated “Hugh Hewitt” radio show, columnist and National Review Online contributor Mark Steyn offered some thoughts. After host Hugh Hewitt referenced a Wednesday interview with Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe, in which he wondered aloud about what motivated Obama to make grand policy gestures, Steyn suggested that perhaps this was the first time Obama...
  • How Manhattan’s Grid Grew

    03/21/2011 3:15:39 PM PDT · by weef · 9 replies
    In 1811, John Randel created a proposed street grid of Manhattan.
  • A Memory Upgrade for America

    08/29/2010 9:14:30 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | 08-30-10 | stolinsky
    Recently I upgraded the memory on my computer. It runs Windows Vista and was slow with only 1 gigabyte of memory. I had been told that 2 gigabytes were the minimum for optimum function, but I was lazy. Inertia is a property of matter, but regrettably it is also a property of people. Finally I upgraded the memory to 2 gigabytes. Everything is faster, including word processing and Web surfing. Human beings are not computers − except for bureaucrats, that is. But if we stumble along with inadequate memory, everything we do is less efficient. In particular, our knowledge of...
  • Thousands of WWII pictures from 1944 / Normandy period

    07/23/2010 9:00:18 AM PDT · by Stolly · 44 replies · 2+ views
    I've had these pictures sat on my PC for years so i've finally got around to hosting them. I'm slowly captioning them too, based on translations from a French Flickr account. I think he copied them from somewhere else so i don't feel too bad about using them. I'm not copying word for word anyway. Anyway, hope some of you enjoy them !
  • Historical Document Uncovered: "Obama Slapped King George III"

    10/09/2009 11:20:35 AM PDT · by theDentist · 231+ views
    The Queen's Archives | today | Michelle Obama
    It was revealed today that when the Declaration of Independence was delivered to Britain's King George III, Obama used it to slap the King across the face, and demanded he "know in your heart of hearts, this was all MY doing."
  • Flu Season in USA - High Activity Already Exceeds Historical Trends

    09/29/2009 9:50:48 AM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 40 replies · 1,783+ views
    Google Trends ^ | 29 September 2009
    This data is current upto 28 September 2009.
  • The Reliability of Mormon History Produced by the LDS Church

    09/07/2009 8:15:57 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies · 637+ views
    FAIR ^ | Aug, 6, 2009 | Ron Barney
    I want to talk...about the reliability of Mormon history produced by the Church. I think there has been in years past the sentiment that the Church hedged on the way that it did business; that it was not forthright in what was published; that it was afraid of its past and unwilling to hold our heritage and our historical past up to the kind of scrutiny that other disciplines were subjected to. [SNIP] (Q:1) A major recurring criticism we see is that the church doesn't discuss difficult or controversial historical events in classroom manuals and even, for example, discourages the...
  • Art as Propaganda for Evolution

    04/11/2009 9:21:02 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 106 replies · 1,633+ views
    CEH ^ | April 10, 2009
    Art as Propaganda for Evolution April 10, 2009 — Should a scientific theory be propagated by appeal to scientific evidence, or by appeal to emotions through visualization?  Nature this week contained two articles that shamelessly praised art as propaganda for evolution.  Surprisingly, one of them mentioned Charles Darwin as someone “at the cutting edge of visualization.” Endless Forms:  Carl Zimmer reviewed an exhibit currently at the Yale Center for British Art, Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts.1  The title is taken from the last sentence in the Origin where Darwin said that endless forms most beautiful...
  • Crowds leave cups, gloves _ even flags _ on Mall

    01/20/2009 3:37:36 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 78 replies · 3,867+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 20 January 2009
    WASHINGTON (Map, News) - Inaugural revelers are lucky they didn't get fined for littering. As crowds cleared the city Tuesday, their trash covered the National Mall and Washington Monument grounds after President Barack Obama's inauguration. They left behind plastic bottles, newspapers, food wrappers, gloves and even American flags they had been waving. Trash bins overflowed with items people tossed. Twenty-one-year-old Laura Wiesner of Youngstown, Ohio, was on the cluttered Mall near the Smithsonian's American History Museum. She says people's quick exit - and failure to pick up after themselves - was a stark contrast to how grand the event had...
  • Mystery of First World War tank crew

    07/22/2008 12:42:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 1,330+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | Monday, 21 July 2008 | Matthew McCreary
    Relatives of a Co Down man who died in action in World War I are being asked to solve a riddle about one of the conflict’s most historic battles. Private William Galway, from Church View in Holywood, was a gunner in the Tank Corps. He was killed aged 25 during the Battle of Cambrai in 1917. Private Galway was a crew member in one of the terrifying new weapons which breached the German Hindenburg Line at a village called Flesquieres, where he is buried in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery. Military historians are trying to track down further details...
  • Kucinich introducing 35 Articles of Impeachment

    06/09/2008 5:17:44 PM PDT · by ROCKLOBSTER · 253 replies · 847+ views
    Dennis Kucinich is currently on the floor of the House presenting his bill to impeach President George W. Bush. C-SPAN, 8:00 PM 9 Jun 2008.
  • Leaders Discuss Bamyan Development, Visit Historical Ruins

    11/14/2007 11:03:32 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 201+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Senior Airman Dilia DeGrego, USAF
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Nov. 14, 2007 – For more than 1,500 years they stood watch over the people of Afghanistan’s Bamyan province. The Buddhas of Bamyan remained untouched, nestled in the heart of the Hindu Kush Mountains until they were destroyed by the Taliban in March 2001. An Afghan National Army soldier stands guard at the ruins of the Buddhas of Bamyan. The Buddhas of Bamyan were two monumental statues of standing Buddhas carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley of central Afghanistan. Photo by Senior Airman Dilia DeGrego, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution...
  • Pueblo Journal: Pike (Who?) Slept Here, a Reawakening City Exults

    07/15/2006 6:02:47 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 43 replies · 713+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 15, 2006 | KIRK JOHNSON
    Kevin Moloney for The New York TimesMelissa Bechhoefer, registrar of the Colorado Historical Society, with a sword and scabbard that belonged to Zebulon Montgomery Pike. Kevin Moloney for The New York TimesIn spiffying up to attract tourism, Pueblo, Colo., settled on the idea of a River Walk to anchor downtown. Much of the attraction, along the Arkansas River, offers themes related to Pike’s Southwestern expedition. PUEBLO, Colo., July 13 — All over tourist country, there’s an invisible borderline where people stop and shut their wallets, as if halted by a sign: nothing beyond here to see. snip... Now Pueblo...
  • Researchers Find Possible Evidence of Bosnian Pyramid(europe has a pyramid)

    04/20/2006 7:21:24 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies · 630+ views
    Researchers on Wednesday unearthed geometrically cut stone slabs that they said could form part of the sloping surface of what they believe is an ancient pyramid lying beneath a huge hill.
  • The Way of the Cross, with Prayerful Meditations authored by Saint Francis of Assisi

    03/19/2006 5:47:22 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 4 replies · 1,621+ views
    Robert Drobot | 19 March A.D.2006 | The Most Trinity
    <p>In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.</p> <p>O most merciful Jesus, with a contrite heart and penitent spirit, I bow down in profound humility before Thy divine majesty. I adore Thee as my supreme Lord and Master; I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee, I love Thee above all things. I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, my Supreme and Only Good. I resolve to amend my life, and although I am unworthy to obtain mercy, yet the sight of Thy holy cross, on which Thou didst die, inspires me with hope and consolation. I will, therefore, meditate on Thy sufferings, and visit the stations of Thy Passion in company with Thy sorrowful Mother and my guardian angel, with the intention of promoting Thy honor and saving my soul.</p>
  • Hamas’ win: historical revisionism, a dark reality, but a little hope

    01/27/2006 5:22:09 AM PST · by forty_years · 1 replies · 404+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | January 27, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    Hamas' victory in Palestinian parliamentary elections is already being sanitized by the politically correct, despite the terrorist group's bloody track record and its fallacious and dubious historical claims to the land of Israel. Thankfully, some Western leaders are condemning the selection of murderers by Palestinians for their government. At the top of a BBC article yesterday regarding the Hamas terrorist group winning Palestinian elections: The win poses problems for efforts to restart peace talks with Israel, say analysts. Israel insists it will not deal with an authority including Hamas. So this is all just Israel's problem/fault because the majority of...
  • Fighting historical vandalism of Thanksgiving

    11/24/2005 9:09:10 AM PST · by BellStar · 3 replies · 639+ views
    God's Daily Promises email ^ | 24 November 2005 | God's Daily Promises
    What Thanksgiving should be How wonderful it is, how pleasant when brothers live together in harmony! Psalm 133:1 NLT Fighting historical vandalism In an article in Focus on the Family's Citizen magazine, Douglas Phillips describes how he took his family to Plymouth, Massachusetts, a few years ago and was shocked at what he found. Atop Cole's Hill, the burial ground for Pilgrims who died that first hard winter, Phillips was startled to see a city truck pull up and men pile out carrying shovels. They told Phillips the city was placing a new monument. "Most revolutions are staged at night,"...
  • Putin says Russia warned the U.S. of planned attacks by Saddam's regime (Attacks on the U.S.)

    11/21/2005 4:04:33 PM PST · by MikeA · 19 replies · 1,162+ views
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2004 | Jill Dougherty
    MOSCOW, Russia (CNN) -- Russian intelligence services warned Washington several times that Saddam Hussein's regime planned terrorist attacks against the United States, President Vladimir Putin has said. The warnings were provided after September 11, 2001 and before the start of the Iraqi war, Putin said Friday. The planned attacks were targeted both inside and outside the United States, said Putin, who made the remarks during a visit to Kazakhstan. "I can confirm that after the events of September 11, 2001, and up to the military operation in Iraq, Russian special services and Russian intelligence several times received ... information that...
  • It’s "Their Land" RE: Palestinian Claims to Israel

    11/14/2005 1:39:45 AM PST · by forty_years · 9 replies · 818+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | November 14, 2005 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Note: This article may seem pedantic, but it is aimed at those who are not “insiders” on the history of the Middle East.I keep hearing the phrase, “It’s their land,” regarding Palestinian claims to Israel. Terrorist groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad publicly assert that their aims are to reclaim every inch of Israel as part of a proposed Palestinian homeland. Unfortunately, these ownership claims are echoed by “activist” groups like the International Solidarity Movement and the Palestine Solidarity Movement, both with throngs of naïve followers on U.S. and European college campuses. The followers are too eager to take these...
  • C-141 approaches historical conclusion as last flight near

    09/28/2005 4:10:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 56 replies · 2,546+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sep 28, 2005 | Gene Vandeventer
    ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFPN) -- Since its first flight Dec. 17, 1963, the C-141 Starlifter has enjoyed a prestigious history. The last chapter of that history will be written in October when the Air Force's last C-141 unit, the 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, starts replacing its Starlifters with the C-5 Galaxy. Over the years, C-141s have carried cargo, passengers and patients around the globe. Air Force reservists flew many of those missions, first in an associate-unit capacity, and later in a unit-equipped role. In 1987, the 459th Military Airlift Wing at Andrews AFB,...
  • Transmission Of Tuberculosis Is Linked To Historical Patterns Of Human Migrations

    09/27/2005 5:38:31 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 691+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 9-26-2005 | Maria A, Smit
    Contact: Maria A. Smit 1-516-422-4013 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Transmission of tuberculosis is linked to historical patterns of human migration St. Petersburg, Russia – Genghis Khan and his troops may have unwittingly used more than just brute military force to conquer entire nations and to establish the infamous Mongolian empire. A report in the October issue of Genome Research suggests that Genghis Khan's invasions spanning the continent of Asia during the 13th century may have been a primary vehicle for the dissemination of one of the world's most deadly diseases: tuberculosis. In this study, a team of scientists led...
  • Historical Tiberias

    08/19/2005 12:01:35 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 524+ views
    Israel Today ^ | 8-19-2005
    Historical TiberiasExcavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) have been taking place in Tiberias at three different locations on the Sea of Galilee. Archaeologists discovered a Roman stadium dating back to the first century, which is also mentioned in the writings of Flavius Josephus. Inhabitants of this ancient town used the stadium for various events such as chariot racing and a gathering place for special occasions. In 67 AD, the Romans captured thousands of Jews and assembled them in the stadium. After a bloody battle between the Romans and Jews near Migdal, a town on the Sea of Galilee...
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of America’s use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Truman’s decision to use the A-bomb was “controversial,” they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again – this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII – using atomic...
  • Defaulting In The War Of Ideas - (Goebbels Does DC) - (Begala's near slander of Republicans!)

    07/26/2005 1:13:24 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 859+ views
    I ran across an interesting article by Jared Ede at about yet another gala affair the left held this last week in D.C. for liberal students so they will have the tools they need to fight the conservative movement. There were several quotes in the article from Paul Begala which exemplify the absence of thought on the left. Mr. Ede added a few facts that show what I said to be true in the Article Disharmonic Convergence is really just the same ole thing all over again. First, here are the Paul Begala quotes: “I was driving past the...
  • Fighting a War Against Fanatics - (how long before liberal appeasers see their own peril?)

    07/13/2005 9:03:47 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 488+ views
    The jihadist attack on innocent London residents as they made their way to work during the morning rush hour illuminates the grim reality of this era. Despite all of the claims about assimilating radical Moslems or moderating their sentiments, it is clear that whatever Western motives may be, jihadist goals are unremitting: undiluted destruction and sanguine nihilism. With another 700 injured and at least 50 killed, it is time to face this truth. These fanatics are intent on killing and maiming as many people as they can. Negotiations are not possible. With whom would one negotiate in any case? As...
  • Jihad Is Knocking: Another Episode in the War between Christendom and Islam - (sensational piece!)

    07/10/2005 9:19:10 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 246 replies · 4,327+ views
    The slaughter in London is another grisly wake-up call that likely will go as unheeded as earlier ones. Already the standard narrative is being trotted out: evildoers created by what the New York Times predictably called the “root causes of terrorism”: autocracy, or economic stagnation, or Palestinian suffering, or globalization's dislocations, or Western historical sins, or the war in Iraq (the cause will depend on the political prejudices of the pundit) have “hijacked” Islam and distorted its peaceful message. And now they are using Islam to justify murder in order to further their own ambitions or dysfunctional psychic needs. Given...
  • London and the Long War - (civilization vs. barbarians is a very old historical struggle)

    07/09/2005 5:49:24 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 527+ views
    Once again, the barbarians who are our enemies in the War on Terror have struck a blow against the innocent. This time, they have exploded multiple bombs in London, in three Tube (subway) stations as well as a passenger bus. Dozens of innocent people are dead and as many as a thousand may be wounded. How many more innocents must suffer at the hands of these inhuman creatures in the shape of men before the hard-core anti-war liberals among us stop giving them cover and support? Almost immediately, seemingly before the echoes of the blasts even stopped, the recriminations began--not...
  • Life in an opium haze for city in terror after forgotten quake

    07/03/2005 6:00:02 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 472+ views
    Times Online ^ | June 23, 2005 | Antony Loyd
    Survivors of the disaster in Bam are reluctanct to rebuild their lives CHILDREN wake at night screaming from dreams and charge around the confines of the prefab container not knowing where they are. By day the family are so insecure that they are afraid to leave the room. They fear returning to a house in case the roof falls in. Anyway, they cannot find reliable workers to rebuild their home because so many are opium addicts. “Whenever we get some labourers round the first thing they ask is, ‘Where’s the nearest dealer and have you got some gas for the...
  • Guns Are Kosher! American Jews Fight For Our Right To Bear Arms - (fascinating website!)

    05/21/2005 9:43:41 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 897+ views
    The JPFO, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, is fighting to protect our Second Amendment Right To Bear Arms under the US Constitution. While it is true that most American Jews tend to be Liberal Deomcrats, when it comes to the issue of gun control verses the right to bear arms, American Jews part company with the left, and side with the conservatives, and with good reason I might add. I for one, use to favor strict gun control, but after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on 911, I have had second thoughts. I believe that...
  • The Constitutional Truth About Filibusters - (historical fact makes liars out of Reid & Dems)

    05/17/2005 4:36:17 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 918+ views
    On the filibuster issue, the Democrats are anything but protectors of the Constitution. They are anything but principled defenders of time-honored constitutional values. Instead, they are simply following the only political strategy they seem to know - using deception and outright falsehoods to cast themselves as the oppressed, innocent victims of tyrannical Republicans. Under the Democratic scenario, Republican efforts to end the filibustering of judicial nominees amounts to an unprovoked assault on the minority party. What this claim of victimhood ignores is that Democrats are the ones who started the war. For the past four years, they have been filibustering...
  • Lessons for Iraq From Gettysburg - (history buffs ALERT!)

    05/04/2005 8:27:06 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 22 replies · 799+ views
    GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- The most famous battlefield of the American Civil War might seem an unlikely place to look for lessons about Iraq. But as historian James McPherson leads a group of Pentagon officials in a discussion of postwar reconstruction, some startling common themes emerge. The poison that destroyed reconstruction was racial hatred. The white elite managed to convince poor whites that newly freed blacks were their enemies, rather than potential allies. There's an obvious analogy to the Sunni-Shiite divide that has poisoned postwar Iraq. In the South, the die-hard whites began to believe that if they held tough, the...
  • John Bolton and the Termites - (libs opposing strong Republican foreign policy goes way back)

    05/03/2005 3:46:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 561+ views
    The unholy alliance of leftist groups seeking to keep John Bolton from winning Senate confirmation to be the new U.S. ambassador consists of Democrats, globalist worshippers at the altar of the sacred United Nations, a motley crew of demented liberals huddling in the sanctuary of, and a nest of bureaucratic termites eating away at the innards of the CIA and the Department of State. Democrat senators are leading the charge against Bolton, aided by the one-worlders and the members of the deranged left, all employing the kind of distorted rhetoric which is their stock in trade, but the ammunition...
  • The War We Could Have Won - (historical truths about the Vietnam War)

    05/02/2005 5:52:58 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 1,417+ views
    THE Vietnam War is universally regarded as a disaster for what it did to the American and Vietnamese people. However, 30 years after the war's end, the reasons for its outcome remain a matter of dispute. The most popular explanation among historians and journalists is that the defeat was a result of American policy makers' cold-war-driven misunderstanding of North Vietnam's leaders as dangerous Communists. In truth, they argue, we were fighting a nationalist movement with great popular support. In this view, "our side," South Vietnam, was a creation of foreigners and led by a corrupt urban elite with no popular...
  • Hiking minimum wage: Be careful what you wish for - (ends up hurting poor & minorities)

    04/30/2005 3:26:27 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 755+ views
    As Gov. Rendell and state legislators consider a proposal for a $7 an hour minimum wage, they should also bear in mind Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan's warning that such a move "prevents people who are at the early stages of their careers... from getting a foothold in the ladder of promotions." Wage-hike proponents often argue that minimum-wage employees haven't had a raise since Congress last increased the national rate. But few entering the workforce at the minimum wage stay there for long. Nearly two-thirds get a raise within one to 12 months. Most low-wage earners simply don't need...
  • The Origin of the Word 'Filibuster' - (entertaining & informative!)

    04/26/2005 4:59:32 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 1,558+ views
    [“obstruction of legislation in the U.S. Senate by prolonged speechmaking,”] filibuster: The use of the term for “a politically delaying tactic such as a long irrelevant speech or several such speeches used by politicians to delay or prevent the passage of some undesired legislation” has now virtually obliterated its former semantic equivalence to freebooter which originated in the USA in the 1880’s. A freebooter is defined as “anyone who lives by plundering others, especially a pirate.” In the middle of the nineteenth century bands of adventurers organized in the United States were in Central America and the West Indies, stirring...
  • Enough: End Unconstitutional Judicial Filibusters

    04/16/2005 8:21:27 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 737+ views
    When some members of Congress violate the Constitution, how can we have any confidence in their leadership? Yet that is precisely the effect these unlawful filibusters of judicial nominees are having -- undermining confidence in the Senate. Instead of voting yes or no on President Bush's picks for certain federal judgeships, Democrats are refusing to allow a vote to even take place, using a Senate rule that no motion may come to a vote while still under discussion. The filibuster, as it's called, has been used by both sides for over a century and a half to delay votes while...
  • (Vanity) Foundation: A Modest Proposal

    04/05/2005 9:15:28 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 2 replies · 760+ views
    4/6/2005 | Tench_Coxe
    A proposal to collect documents in a 'hard' location ( Founding Documents of the US, Age of Enlightenment thought such as Montesquiue, etc.). Flames Welcome. But the attempt is to establish a private 'Library of Congress', so to speak ). This is to keep documents from falling into a 'memory hole'. In light of modern history, it might be wise to discuss how to save the heritage of Western Thought, up to the Founding of the American Republic. This is to get people thinking. This can get moved to the backroom by the moderators if they wish. The thought is...
  • I need a good book to read.

    03/20/2005 10:29:44 AM PST · by Finger Monkey · 79 replies · 2,138+ views
    I am in desperate need of an engrossing novel. I would like a big fat book, historical fiction, preferably. The last engrossing book I read was Shogun, and that was last spring. I am also a sci-fi geek, any really good series recommendations would be appreciated. And fantasy too. Yes, I am that big of a geek. Thanks for any help you can give, I have been reading periodicals, mostly politics and science, and I need some fiction. I know that you, intelligent FReepers that you are (excuse me while I clean off my nose), will recommend many a good...