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  • House GOP sees fertile ground in 2016 with Bevin win

    11/07/2015 1:21:50 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/4/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Their hopes buoyed by a conservative wave that carried Gov.-elect Matt Bevin to a 9-point win on Tuesday, Republicans are optimistic in their prospects to retake control of Kentucky's House of Representatives for the first time since 1921. "I’ve been on the phone since seven o'clock this morning fielding calls from the candidates that we’ve been recruiting and looking at districts where we lacked a little bit of interest to this point," state Rep. Jonathan Shell, chairman of the House Republican Caucus Campaign Committee, told Pure Politics in a phone interview on Wednesday. "And in those districts where we lacked...
  • Is Donald Trump a 21st-Century Protectionist Herbert Hoover?

    08/27/2015 6:51:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/27/2015 | by STEPHEN MOORE & LARRY KUDLOW
    Heres a historical fact that Donald Trump, and many voters attracted to him, may not know: The last American president who was a trade protectionist was Republican Herbert Hoover. Obviously, Hoovers economic strategy didnt turn out so well either for the nation or for the GOP. Does Trump aspire to be a 21st-century Hoover, with a modernized platform of the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariff, which collapsed the banking system and helped send the U.S. and the world economy into a decade-long depression? We cant help wondering whether the recent panic in world financial markets is in part a result of...
  • A phrase that altered history: "I do not choose to run..."

    08/08/2015 1:42:32 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 37 replies
    August 8, 2015 | Self
    It was 88 years ago this month that President Calvin Coolidge handed out strips of paper (that he cut himself) to members of the press during a brief conference with these words: I do not choose to run for President in 1928. This stunning event took place at the Summer White House in the Black Hills of South Dakota on August 2, 1927. The implications of Coolidge not actively seeking the Republican presidential nomination for 1928 reverberate to this day. While the terse phrasing appeared to leave the door open for a draft movement, the result was that Herbert Hoover...
  • Likud likens V15 activity to past corruption allegations against Herzog

    02/02/2015 6:10:26 PM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-2-15 | Lahav Harkov
    Herzog exercised his right to remain silent during the investigation, which was closed because there was not enough evidence to press charges. A public campaign to change the political leadership is the Lefts corrupt attempt to buy an election victory, a Likud campaign said Saturday. The comments referred to V15, an organization dedicated to bringing political change that is partnered with OneVoice Israel, which works with Israelis and Palestinians to lobby their political leadership to bring about a two-state solution. The Likud said V15s activities break campaign finance laws, comparing them to the Barak nonprofits affair, in which former prime...
  • YOUTUBE VIDEO: Gay rights activist's kidnapping claim false, police say (Deja vu all over again)

    03/03/2015 5:42:49 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    WLWT-TV ^ | 03/03/2015 | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEbJ4tF_hEs
    Adam Hoover is facing a misdemeanor charge of making false alarms.
  • Hoover slowing down voting on House floor after Dems short GOP in committees

    02/17/2015 7:14:41 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/17/2015 | Nick Storm
    Newtons third law of motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction something House Democrats are finding out firsthand. In the first week of the legislative session House Democrats chose to underrepresent the minority party in committee assignments. That action has resulted in legislation leaving committees in a hurry, and often with unanimous consent, to be debated individually on the House floor as the Houses top Republican pushes back. House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover is using procedural objections to pump the brakes and slow the flow of legislation to the House floor for...
  • Selma distorts the truth about LBJ

    01/06/2015 9:41:34 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 189 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Richard Cohen
    Before I came to dislike the movie Selma, I was deeply moved by it. Twice it brought me to tears. A crane shot of Martin Luther King Jr. leading thousands of demonstrators over the Edmund Pettus Bridge was one such moment, and so was the vicious attack on John Lewis bravely, steadfastly walking into the beating he knew was coming. Today, Lewis is a member of Congress. Forever, hell be an American hero. Too bad, though, that the movie had to go Hollywood on Lyndon Baines Johnson, who, as if from the grave, has bellowed his protest. In its...
  • Beshear Says GOP Control of House Would Set Kentucky Back to "19th Century"

    11/02/2014 10:35:40 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    WFPL News ^ | 10/31/2014 | Kevin Willis
    Governor Steve Beshear says Kentucky risks running off the progressive path its on if voters give the GOP a majority of state House seats. Beshear made the comments in Barren County Thursday. Democrats currently hold a 54-to-46 advantage in the chamber, but Republicans have made a major push to win control of the House for the first time in more than 90 years. To help Democratic incumbents, Beshear has been on the road this week, announcing funding for infrastructure projects in districts where these members are facing competitive challenges by Republican candidates. Beshear said if the GOP does gain control...
  • Herbert Hoovers Anti-Market Policies Helped Turn an Economic Downturn into a Great Depression

    07/01/2014 3:45:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    There have been many truly awful presidents elected in the United States, but if I had to pick my least favorite, I might choose Herbert Hoover. I obviously have disdain for Hoovers big-government policies, but I also am extremely irritated that as Jonah Goldberg explained he allowed the left to create an utterly bogus narrative that the Great Depression was caused by capitalism and free markets. Indeed, the Center for Freedom and Prosperity produced a video demonstrating that the statist policies of both Hoover and Roosevelt helped trigger, deepen, and lengthen the economic slump. Building on that theme,...
  • Which Hoover do we want?

    05/10/2014 7:35:30 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 25 replies
    Very simple question and possibly shortest post in history. Knowing that an economic collapse is coming of depression magnitude or worse, do Freepers want another republican Hoover, or is it time for a democrat Hoover in 2016 to reap what he has sown?
  • Rare Film From 1932 U.S.Military attacks demonstrating American War Veterans

    01/11/2014 5:21:46 PM PST · by chicagolady · 178 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jan 9, 2014 | Youtube
    History I never knew - SHOCKING Rare Film From 1932 http://www.youtube.com/embed/sNOsIB5VMSQ .... they wouldn't do that to the citizens of the United States would they???? Can It Happen Again?
  • Burglars Who Took On F.B.I. Abandon Shadows

    01/07/2014 12:22:15 PM PST · by Theoria · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Jan 2014 | MARK MAZZETTI
    The perfect crime is far easier to pull off when nobody is watching. So on a night nearly 43 years ago, while Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier bludgeoned each other over 15 rounds in a televised title bout viewed by millions around the world, burglars took a lock pick and a crowbar and broke into a Federal Bureau of Investigation office in a suburb of Philadelphia, making off with nearly every document inside. They were never caught, and the stolen documents that they mailed anonymously to newspaper reporters were the first trickle of what would become a flood of revelations...
  • Hoover, AL school bus advocates join with NAACP asking state, Justice Department to intervene

    11/12/2013 7:00:02 PM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 10 replies
    The Birmingham News/AL.com ^ | 11/12/13 | Jon Anderson
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Hoover parents fighting to keep public school buses today joined forces with the NAACP and other groups to call on the U.S. Department of Justice and state schools superintendent to intervene in the Hoover school bus issue. The parents also said they plan to protest the Super 6 state high school football championships at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa next month if something is not done to stop the elimination of public school buses in Hoover. The announcement was made this afternoon at the foot of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue in Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham....
  • The 1932 Bonus Army attacks in Washington by American troops proves: Yes it can happen again

    09/03/2013 1:46:28 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/3/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Watch this short report on the brutal way American Army troops were successfully ordered to turn on fellow veterans of World War I, by MacArthur Eisenhower and Patton. Do we have any military leaders who even approach these guys? If THEY did this can the current crop of military heroes resist an Obama order to turn their guns on fellow Americans?
  • Please DO NOT VOTE for LeBlanc for judge !!!

    02/22/2012 6:57:02 AM PST · by Pikachu_Dad · 23 replies · 1+ views
    LaDads Blog ^ | February 22, 2012 | Nicholas M. James
    Please DO NOT VOTE for LeBlanc for judge !!! When asked at the Ascension GOP meeting about the MARTELLO case, LeBlanc professed ignorance on the first circuit court of appeals decision. This infamous case should be well known to all those who practice child support law as LeBlanc does. In MARTELLO, Judge Chutz ruled that Mr. Martello made $9,000/month in gross income. He then ordered Mr. Martello to pay $5,600/month in temporary spousal support and to pay another $2,600/month in child support. This left Mr. Ned Martello with about $860 dollars to live and pay taxes on according to the...
  • Thanking America: When Americans Save Lives Overseas, it Doesn't Make the Textbooks

    11/24/2011 5:03:20 PM PST · by varialectio · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 24, 2011 | Jeff Lipkes
    In October 1914, over 5 million Belgians faced starvation. The German Army had invaded on August 4 and swept across the country in three weeks. Revisionist historians would later snicker about "atrocities" invented by the British, but the Kaiser's troops executed over 5,500 Belgians, women and children as well as men, though there was no civilian resistance to the invasion. Over 2 million refugees fled to Holland, France, and Britain. The Germans requisitioned all grain, flour, livestock, fruit, and vegetables. They seized the railroads, canals, all motor vehicles, and telegraph and telephone lines, and removed machinery from factories. The economy...
  • Margaret Hoover: Youth Vote, Herman Cain, Elections 2011 And BiPartisanship

    11/10/2011 4:21:05 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 1 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.bayoubuzz.com ^ | 11/10/2011 | Stephen Sabludowsky
    Have the Republicans lost the youth vote in America? Are tHooverhey at risk to do so? How do the Tea party and the Occupy Wall Street interplay in attracting the youth? How is Herman Cain doing in the arena of public opinion since the sexual harassment scandal broke? Why is there so much anger in U.S. politics? Bayoubuzz Polls Believe Cain Or Bialek I believe Herman Cain - 65.3% I believe Sharon Bialek - 34.7% Total votes: 118 View details read the related article >> Is there any overriding statement that can be read from the recent election results of...
  • Obama's Vacuum

    11/02/2011 1:06:43 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-2-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Filmmaker Eastwood asked FBI about Hoover's sexuality

    10/05/2011 2:46:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    USA Today ^ | October 5, 2011 | Kevin Johnson
    <p>WASHINGTON The director and star of the upcoming Hollywood film on J. Edgar Hoover sought information from officials at FBI headquarters about disputed aspects of the iconic former FBI director's sexual life while preparing the movie.</p>
  • J. Edgar Hoover Biopic Punts On Gay Question

    09/21/2011 8:23:43 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 44 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/21/11 | Friends of Ours
    Clint Eastwood's new film about J. Edgar Hoover which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the storied FBI Director declines to expressly address his sexuality, and leaves it to viewers to draw their own conclusion about his relationship with Associate Director Clyde Tolson. * * * M. Wesley Swearingen, an agent from 1951 to 1977, writes in FBI Secrets about the long-standing rumors within the Bureau concerning Hoover and Tolson which include allegations that the FBI Director ignored the Mafia for decades because the wise guys had incriminating goods on the supposed lovers. * * * The allegations were fleshed out --...
  • Obama Versus Obama

    08/11/2011 4:31:38 PM PDT · by radioone · 6 replies
    Hoover.org ^ | August 11, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Barack Obama is more exasperated than ever as polls dip, critics multiply, and none of his massive borrowing seems to jump start a stalled economy. He seems bewildered that House Republicans did not immediately agree to his tax increases proposals, and confused over why his serial calls for civility are notedbut quickly forgotten. Obama is also perplexed that businessesin theory flush with cash after massive layoffs and budget trimmingdo not listen when he presses them to start hiring. He cannot quite fathom why his conservative critics do not fully appreciate his achievement of eliminating Osama bin Laden. And the...
  • Secrets of the FBI (Hoovers Secret Files)

    08/03/2011 5:18:13 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 2, 2011 | Ronald Kessler
    Complex man that he was, J. Edgar Hoover left nothing to chance. The director shrewdly recognized that building what became known as the worlds greatest law enforcement agency would not necessarily keep him in office. So after Hoover became director, he began to maintain a special Official and Confidential file in his office. The secret files, as they became widely known, would guarantee that Hoover would remain director as long as he wished. Defenders of Hoover a dwindling number of older former agents who still refer to him as Mr. Hooverhave claimed his Official and Confidential files were not used...
  • Is Carter A Best Case Scenario?

    06/15/2011 12:36:35 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    American Interest ^ | June 14, 2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    The greatest example of anticlimax in the English language, said William F. Buckley, was the final line in the unofficial anthem of his undergraduate college:  “For God, for country, and for Yale.” Buckley’s anticlimax now faces a challenge from an even shorter phrase: “The Obama Administration” is on the road to becoming the most anticlimactic expression known to man.President Obama swept into office on a tide of Lincoln and FDR comparisons. A giddy press corps swooned every time he spoke; his cabinet was a ‘team of rivals’ like Lincoln’s. His mandate, the press said, was to be a transformative president,...
  • Who Says Republicans Have No New Ideas? (Barf)

    02/13/2011 2:19:23 PM PST · by FTJM · 6 replies
    Roubini.com ^ | 2/13/11 | Robert Reich
    Quiz: Which of the 2012 presidential aspirants delivered the following words at the Conservative Political Action Convention, now underway in Washington? We have seen tax-and-tax spend-and-spend reach a fantastic total greater than in all the previous 170 years of our Republic. Behind this plush curtain of tax and spend, three sinister spooks or ghosts are mixing poison for the American people. They are the shades of Mussolini, with his bureaucratic fascism; of Karl Marx, and his socialism; and of Lord Keynes, with his perpetual government spending, deficits, and inflation. And we added a new ideology of our own. That is...
  • Obama Hoover

    01/27/2011 9:13:56 PM PST · by FromLori · 10 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 1/27/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    From David Rosenberg's morning report: A long-standing colleague and reader sent this off to me yesterday and it blew me away. Read on: Obamas State of the Union: Two years after the worst recession most of us have ever known, the stock market has come roaring back. Corporate profits are up. The economy is growing again. Herbert Hoover, May 1st 1930, US Chamber of Commerce Meeting: While the crash only took place six months ago, I am convinced we have now passed the worst and with continued unity of effort we shall rapidly recover. Obamas State of the Union: Thanks...
  • Hoover + McGovern = Obama (His presidency will discredit the Democratic party into the future)

    09/29/2010 6:58:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Nationa Review ^ | 09/29/2010 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    Comparisons of Barack Obamas presidency to Jimmy Carters miss the point. Carters presidency did little to change the basic party construct of the nation or to influence its ideology. Reagans presidency accomplished both. But Barack Obama is destroying the Democratic party. It may not recover for a long time. In this, he most closely resembles a synthesis of the failed candidacy of George McGovern and the catastrophic presidency of Herbert Hoover. The damage he is doing to his partys image and prospects closely resembles the harm Hoover did to the Republican party, from which it did not recover for 20...
  • Clunker of a stimulus

    09/12/2010 4:07:16 AM PDT · by Scanian · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | George F. Will
    Looking back with pride, the British are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, when Churchill said of the pilots fighting the Luftwaffe: Never was so much owed by so many to so few. Looking ahead with trepidation, Americas are thinking: Never have so many of us owed so much. Actually, they owed slightly more when the recession began, when household consumer debt was $2.6 trillion. The painful but necessary process of deleveraging is proceeding slowly: Such debt has been reduced only to $2.4 trillion. Add to that the facts that the recession has reduced household wealth by...
  • Is Bam the anti-FDR?

    09/11/2010 2:59:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 11, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    'Worst president since Hoover." Democrats have said this at one point or another about every Republican president since, well, Herbert Hoover. That's because Democrats have been waiting for the resurrection of FDR like a cargo cult waiting for one last plane that never comes. Such wishful thinking is rarely repaid. History just doesn't work like that. Fate, providence -- whatever you want to call it -- has a better sense of humor than that. Which is why I'm beginning to think Barack Obama isn't the next FDR -- as so many promised -- but the next Hoover. The creation myth...
  • Rush Limbaugh: America has become 'Obamaville'

    06/30/2010 7:44:07 PM PDT · by 23 Everest · 26 replies · 1+ views
    MEDIA MATTERS ^ | June 30, 2010 10:26 pm Eastern | By Joe Kovacs
    At the height of the Great Depression in the 1930s, many Americans fighting for survival ended up living in crudely built shantytowns known as "Hoovervilles," in humiliating honor of President Herbert Hoover, who many blamed for the economic distress.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Set For J Edgar Hoover Role In Biopic For Eastwood And Grazer

    06/17/2010 1:50:10 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 41 replies · 507+ views
    Deadline.com ^ | 06/17/2010 | NIKKI FINKE AND MIKE FLEMING
    "He going to spread his wings," one of my studio sources tells me now that Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play J Edgar Hoover in the still untitled biopic. Already getting early Oscar buzz for Chris Nolan's Inception, Leo will be directed in the epic FBI drama by Clint Eastwood who's producing with Brian Grazer and Rob Lorenz through Imagine and Malpaso. Scripted by Dustin Lance Black, production begins later this year. The project began at Universal, where Imagine is based, but came together at Warners, where Eastwood's Malpaso has long called home. Imagine had been developing the Dustin Lance...
  • Republicans and Big Government.( GOP, Never a Small Gov Party )

    12/11/2009 4:05:23 PM PST · by Leisler · 28 replies · 925+ views
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | February 19, 2002 | James Ostrowski
    George W. Bush's State of the Union address must have baffled anyone who voted for him based on his pledge to cut the size of government. That speech has been properly and efficiently pilloried by Joseph Stromberg, Alan Bock, and others. The speech was both Wilsonian and Clintonian, which is to say that it proposed a political solution for all human problems and backed this idea with a promise of massive increases in federal spending on just about everything. But should we really be so surprised? Contrary to popular myth, every Republican president since and including Herbert Hoover has increased...
  • History Lesson From the 'Twenties (how government policies caused the Great Depression)

    11/01/2009 3:52:19 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies · 697+ views
    Barron's ^ | November 2, 2009 | Thomas. G. Donlan
    ... The Great Depression was caused by misguided government policies adopted to avoid the "unsatisfactory conditions" signaled by the crash. The run-of-the-mill recession that ought to have followed the crash was magnified by the policies of the federal government during the administration of Herbert Hoover. In a paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research published last August, Lee E. Ohanian examines a continuing mistake during the Hoover administration that helped transform difficulty into calamity. An economics professor at UCLA, Ohanian has written numerous papers on the Depression. In one earlier paper, he pinned the persistence of high unemployment on...
  • Warren Harding and the Forgotten Depression of 1920

    10/15/2009 8:46:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 35 replies · 2,107+ views
    The Intercollegiate Review / Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2009-10-15 | Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
    It is a clich that if we do not study the past we are condemned to repeat it. Almost equally certain, however, is that if there are lessons to be learned from an historical episode, the political class will draw all the wrong ones and often deliberately so. Far from viewing the past as a potential source of wisdom and insight, political regimes have a habit of employing history as an ideological weapon, to be distorted and manipulated in the service of present-day ambitions. Thats what Winston Churchill meant when he described the history of the Soviet Union as...
  • Is Barrak old enough to remember "Danger Will Robinson, Danger, Danger"? [Vanity]

    10/09/2009 1:35:45 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 1 replies · 390+ views
    Self | 10/09/09 | ses1066
    I too woke up to the news about President Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize and saying WTF several times. In an effort to bring some perspective and a warning to "Da Man" at a time of his glory, I want to remind all of a predecessor of his that DID NOT get the Peace Prize but should have and probably would have gotten it eventually except for a greater tragedy! At the start of World War 1, this man was an international business man, lecturer and author who by his own efforts had become a millionaire. In 1914 he...
  • Herbert Hoover: Worth Any Number of Barack Obamas

    09/28/2009 2:31:27 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 7 replies · 361+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 09/28/09 | Bill Levinson
    The political Left likes to equate Presidents it doesn't like, especially Republicans, to Herbert Hoover. The truth is that Hoover was one of America's better Presidents who found himself (like George W. Bush) in circumstances created by greedy and irresponsible speculation in the stock market and/or real estate. (Democrat Bill Clinton was similarly in the wrong place at the wrong time when the dot-com market crashed.) Hoover's successor, Franklin Roosevelt, did not get the United States out of the Great Depression; the Second World War, which suddenly created millions of jobs in defense industries and the Armed Forces, did. Let's...
  • Stimulating Our Way to Depression

    09/27/2009 4:50:52 AM PDT · by Scanian · 1 replies · 250+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 27, 2009 | David Nace
    In 1932, FDR had an opportunity to change the conventional way that governments deal with a recession. His predecessor, Herbert Hoover, who also had a tendency towards central planning, had started the process. Instead of allowing markets to correct themselves as they had in all the previous panics, as depressions were then called, both men instituted programs of government intervention. Hoover signed the Smoot Hawley tariff even after many of the leading economists of the time personally implored him not to sign it. A tariff would help improve farm prices, which was a cornerstone of the progressive movement. He asked...
  • ICE works with local law enforcement to arrest 23 gang members

    09/15/2009 12:58:32 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 1,381+ views
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | September 11, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: September 11, 2009 ICE works with local law enforcement to arrest 23 gang members BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Twenty men, two women and one juvenile with ties to the violent gangs Sureno-13, La Quemada, MS 13, Brown Pride 13, Southside Locotes, Lejion Negra (Mexico) and Judas 13 (Mexico) are facing deportation following a four-day enforcement operation involving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and several local law enforcement agencies. The arrests were made as part of an ongoing initiative by ICE's National Gang Unit dubbed Operation Community Shield. As part of the initiative, ICE...
  • Blaming Hoover (for Helping Workers)

    08/31/2009 12:06:24 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies · 958+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 31, 2009 | Floyd Norris
    What caused the Great Depression? There are plenty of theories and arguments out there, and I dont plan to review them. But a new one (at least new to me) is contained in a paper by Lee Ohanian, a U.C.L.A. economist, that was released today by the National Bureau of Economic Research. He blames Herbert Hoover. That is not exactly original; the Democrats ran against Hoover for a generation after he left office, much as some would now like to run against George W. Bush. But his criticism is that Hoover was too kind to workers, which is not exactly...
  • A Warning For Obama: President Hoovers Fealty to Unions Worsened Great Depression

    08/30/2009 10:28:19 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 9 replies · 583+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/30/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    An economist is saying that President Hoover set the stage to worsen The Great Depression because of his pro-labor union stance. Pro-labor policies pushed by President Herbert Hoover after the stock market crash of 1929 accounted for close to two-thirds of the drop in the nation's gross domestic product over the two years that followed, causing what might otherwise have been a bad recession to slip into the Great Depression, a UCLA economist concludes in a new study. Lee E. Ohanian, a UCLA professor of economics, lays the worst of the Depression at the feet of Hoover who, in his...
  • Hoover to get $400,000 in federal stimulus money for landscaping (Alabama)

    07/09/2009 10:10:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 728+ views
    al.com ^ | 7/9/09 | Val Walton
    The city of Hoover will get $400,000 in federal stimulus money for a landscaping and beautification project at the Interstate 65 and U.S. 31 interchange, city officials learned this week. The project will be paid completely with federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation. The city will not be required to provide any matching funds for the project. Mayor Tony Petelos said news of 100 percent federal funding comes as the city is completing the spruce-up of the Alford Avenue interchange, which is the first Hoover exit on I-65 South and...
  • What is Communism? (Must see prophetic video)

    03/13/2009 11:15:53 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 23 replies · 1,036+ views
    What Is commmunism part 1Part 2 A prophetic, scary and shocking reel from the 50s about communist infiltration in America. Herbert Philbrick, a former FBI agent who infiltrated the communist party describes the horrors of communism here and abroad and about infiltration into unions, government and churches and elsewhere. Looking back and looking to the here and now, we see that men like Philbrick, Hoover and McCarthy were not just using scare tactics. They were right all along. And as Philbrick points out, as our Democracy fails, we will look back as to how we went from being the freest...
  • Congressional Democrats Bankrupted the Nation (The History)

    03/06/2009 10:43:10 AM PST · by Syncro · 101 replies · 4,629+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 2009 | JB Williams
    Congressional Democrats Bankrupted the Nation *snip* The End In April 2001, before the events of 9/11 and just after entering the White House, President Bush began signaling warnings to members of congress that both Fannie and Freddie were headed into deep treacherous waters which could cause strong repercussions in financial markets. In early 2003, the Bush White House upgraded its warnings to a systemic risk that could extend well beyond just the housing markets. On September 10, 2003, Bush Treasury Secretary John Snow testified in congress that something had to be done to confront the growing storm at Fannie and...
  • The Case of the Forgotten Man Farther Considered(Chief Business In Life Bullied To Pay For It All)

    03/04/2009 9:04:25 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 3 replies · 363+ views
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | William Graham Sumner | William Graham Sumner
    Then the question which remains is, What ought Some-of-us to do for Others-of-us?" The Case of the Forgotten Man Farther Considered There is a beautiful notion afloat in our literature and in the minds of our people that men are born to certain "natural rights." If that were true, there would be something on earth which was got for nothing, and this world would not be the place it is at all. The fact is that there is no right whatever inherited by man which has not an equivalent and corresponding duty by the side of it, as the...
  • More on Moyers

    02/23/2009 7:00:06 PM PST · by Lorianne · 12 replies · 1,092+ views
    Slate ^ | Feb. 23, 2009 | Jack Shafer
    What we do know from the tapes was that Hoover thought he had flawless gaydar. Beschloss writes that Hoover believed, based on a report from liberal columnist Drew Pearson, that the Republicans were about to drop a "bombshell" on a Johnson administration official on Oct. 31, a bit of intelligence that he had passed along to Johnson. On the morning of Oct. 31, Johnson telephoned Hoover for new gossip, and the conversation ambled toward a Navy employee. LBJ: They raised the question of the way he combed his hair and the way he did something else, but they had...
  • J. Edgar Moyers (Moyers was J. Edgar Hoover's Toady)

    02/21/2009 9:55:55 AM PST · by RightWingConspirator · 9 replies · 541+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 21, 2009 | Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    One of the darker periods of modern American history was J. Edgar Hoover's long reign over the FBI, as we have learned since he died in 1972. So it is more than a historical footnote to discover new records showing that prominent public television broadcaster Bill Moyers participated in Hoover's exploits. ...
  • The Real Bill Moyers

    02/19/2009 9:53:01 AM PST · by Jbny · 10 replies · 745+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | February 19, 2009 | Peter Wehner
    In todays Washington Post, we learn that J. Edgar Hoovers FBI found itself quietly consumed with the vexing question of whether [Lyndon Johnson aide Jack] Valenti was gay. According to the article, the files, obtained by The Washington Post under the federal Freedom of Information Act, provide further insight into the conduct of the FBI under Hoover, for whom damaging personal information on the powerful was a useful tool in his interactions with presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Richard M. Nixon.
  • Peter Schiff ("Obama will be more of the same, but worse")

    01/20/2009 8:06:11 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 72 replies · 3,622+ views
    youtube/Peter Schiff Channel ^ | January 19, 2009 | sickoflibs/peter Schiff
    Everybody is getting excited about the inauguration, where they think Barack Obama is going to ride in and save the day, and nothing could be further from the truth. A lot of people have such high hopes and such high expectations that hes (Obama) is going to bring the change we need. Unfortunately nothing is going to change, change is less government, change would be sound money, change would be more freedom, were not going to get any of that, we are just going to get bigger government under Barack than we did under Bush. Thats not change at all...
  • Consider source of bloopers

    01/12/2009 7:49:46 PM PST · by ancientart · 11 replies · 985+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | January 9, 2009 | Art Marmorstein
    One of the guilty pleasures of grading essay exams is to chortle over the amazing and amusing bloopers of struggling students. It's hard not to laugh when a student writes that Columbus discovered the earth, or tells you a story about Galileo dropping corpses off towers. The fact is, however, that most of my student bloopers are really professor bloopers: Students got things wrong because I hadn't explained things quite as clearly as I might have or because I assumed students knew things they had never been taught. Why did one of my students think Galileo had done experiments with...
  • Did you hear FDR prolonged the Great Depression? (liberal barfer)

    01/02/2009 5:56:38 PM PST · by milwguy · 49 replies · 2,365+ views
    salon.com ^ | 1/02/2008 | David Sirota
    Sure, the vast majority of Americans think the New Deal worked well. But are conservatives right? Did the New Deal's "massive government intervention prolong the Great Depression?" Ummm ... no. On deeper examination, I discovered that the right bases its New Deal revisionism on the short-lived recession in a year straddling 1937 and 1938. But that was four years into Roosevelt's term -- four years marked by spectacular economic growth. Additionally, the fleeting decline happened not because of the New Deal's spending programs, but because Roosevelt momentarily listened to conservatives and backed off them. As Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman notes,...
  • Another Great Depression? (Thomas Sowell)

    12/22/2008 9:07:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 119 replies · 5,715+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2008 | Thomas Sowell
    With both Barack Obama's supporters and the media looking forward to the new administration's policies being similar to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's policies during the 1930s depression, it may be useful to look at just what those policies were and-- more important-- what their consequences were. The prevailing view in many quarters is that the stock market crash of 1929 was a failure of the free market that led to massive unemployment in the 1930s-- and that it was intervention of Roosevelt's New Deal policies that rescued the economy. It is such a good story that it seems a pity...