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  • In Our Hour of Maximum Danger, We Get Bizzaro Jack Kennedy

    01/30/2014 4:55:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | John Ransom
    Well it’s clear from president Obama’s State of the Union poetry that we’ve reached the terminal phase of the old deal that’s been foisted on us, also known as the New Deal. Back when the world was young president Kennedy told us that it was time for a new generation of leaders, “tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage--and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed…. who have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour...
  • Photo Of JFK 4 Days Before Assassination That Haunts Me

    11/23/2013 3:35:14 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 58 replies
    Self | November 23, 2013 | Self
    I like to surf around the web sort of checking out many topics of interest. As we approached the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, I remembered that he visited Miami just 4 days earlier. I knew this because my father had actually been in the Miami crowd that saw Kennedy and he commented later that it was hard to believe he was dead because he looked so young and alive just days earlier. Well, I got curious about this and when the Miami Herald had an article with photos of Kennedy's visit to Miami, I checked them out. What...
  • Kennedycare - Fifty years before Obamacare, JFK had his own health care debacle

    11/18/2013 12:55:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Slate ^ | November 17, 2013 | John Dickerson
    "......[SNIP].....The last chapter of Kennedy's failure on Medicare came as a result of either being hoodwinked by members of Congress or in misreading them, which, given the nature of backroom deals in the 1960s, may have been the same thing. In a last-ditch effort, the president and Medicare proponents returned to the original strategy of trying to attach the health care program to the welfare bill in the Senate. The measure was debated for three weeks, after which Democratic leader Mike Mansfield thought he had the 50 votes needed for passage. (Vice President Lyndon Johnson would break the tie.)The opposition,...
  • Happy Independence Day: As it Turns Out, We Were the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For.

    07/04/2013 6:12:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-4-2013 | MOTUS
    Happy Birthday America! And I wish to offer my deep, deep thanks to our founding fathers for giving us the gift of liberty. And I see the Egyptians have decided to celebrate along with us this year. Unfortunately, Egypt demonstrates what happens if your Declaration of Independence was not such a finely-crafted, well thought out articulation of political philosophy: you end up with a constitution that’s not as keen on liberty as ours. In that event, the next thing you know, you’re being governed by another tyrannical dictator. I’m not saying that what’s happening in Egypt could never happen here:...
  • JFK’s secret diary: Fascism ‘right thing for Germany’

    05/24/2013 1:13:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:39 AM 05/24/2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    A young John F. Kennedy thought fascism was the right system for Germany, a new book that reviews the late president’s travel diaries from his trip to Germany pre-World War II divulges. The new revelations are found in “John F. Kennedy—Among the Germans. Travel diaries and letters 1937-1945,” a book recently released in Germany, according to the Daily Mail. According to the British tabloid’s account of the book’s contents, Kennedy kept a diary during a 1937 journey to Nazi Germany. During the trip, he concluded: “Fascism? The right thing for Nazi Germany.” … Kennedy also seemed to have been enamored...
  • JFK assassinated 49 years ago today

    Seems like yesterday.
  • In case Obama is wondering why the Poles support Romney...

    10/25/2012 11:54:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 26, 2012 | Alan Aszkler
    Polish-American culture has been impugned and insulted by the current Occupant of the White House. The president's ignorance is apparent when it comes to the long history and perseverance of the Poles in their fight for liberty. To take one notable example, on the 70th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland, Obama announced his cancelation of plans to place missile interceptors there. Obama has gone out of his way to disrespect the Poles with his "Polish death camps" remark, or his choosing to play golf instead attending the memorial for Polish President Lech Kaczynski, the Polish first lady, and...
  • Che Guevara Ordered His Father's Death, So Gustavo Villoldo Promised Payback

    08/05/2009 3:30:39 AM PDT · by BGHater · 20 replies · 2,191+ views
    Broward-Palm Beach ^ | 04 Aug 2009 | Tim Elfrink
    Ernesto "Che" Guevara's famous beret is gone. His iconic beard is filthy and matted against skeletal cheekbones. One bushy eyebrow arches over his half-open eyes. As a Bolivian country surgeon methodically saws off his lifeless hands, Che appears vaguely amused. Gustavo Villoldo, a stocky figure in green army fatigues, stands just inside the tiny laundry room where the Cuban revolutionary's corpse rests atop a sink. For five months, the CIA operative has led soldiers hunting Guevara through the rough crags and valleys of southern Bolivia. Less than 24 hours ago, his team had captured and executed him in a village...
  • The Left, Not the Right, Owns Political Violence

    01/10/2011 1:33:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2011 | Michael Filozof
    It took less than 24 hours for the political Left to seize upon the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of six people on Saturday to blame the political Right for the shooting. Perhaps the most egregious example came from Paul Krugman of the New York Times, who wrote "We don't have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was." (The newspaper that published plagiarized and fabricated accounts of the "D.C. sniper" by affirmative-action hire Jayson Blair in 2003 is still publishing unsubstantiated suppositions without "proof," eh?) "[Giffords'] father says that ‘the...
  • John F. Kennedy Debates Barack Obama on Tax Cuts

    09/09/2010 6:09:45 AM PDT · by Marcus · 10 replies
    Associated Content ^ | September 8th, 2010 | Mark R. Whittington
    hanks to The Winston Group, the unquiet ghost of John F. Kennedy rises from the grave and debates Barack Obama on the utility of tax cuts as a way to jump start a stagnant economy. Note how small and mean Obama seems in his rebuttal.
  • The Space Ruse: Obama's New Frontier

    04/16/2010 6:44:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 916+ views
    investors.com ^ | 4/16/10 | editor
    Competitiveness: The president spent Tax Day reassuring Florida voters that money will keep flowing to NASA. But in space as well as on Earth, we'll be an unexceptional nation. In space, no one can hear you scheme. President Obama's speech at the Kennedy Space Center will never be confused with President Kennedy's clarion call in 1961 to send an American to the moon within a decade. Rather it was an admission that we will now boldly go where no one wants to go.
  • America: Lost In Space

    01/28/2010 5:39:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 1,305+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 28, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Achievement: The nation that put the first man on the moon may have put its last as budget cuts slash NASA's plans to return. Men will return to the moon, but they will likely speak Chinese. On May 25, 1961, President Kennedy announced in front of a joint session of Congress the dramatic and ambitious goal of sending an American to the moon by the end of that decade. It was a clarion call to the American spirit and technology to rise up and prove that America's best days were still ahead. Forty-one years after Neil Armstrong set foot on...
  • Keep The Cuts

    01/25/2010 5:31:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 449+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 25, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Taxes: On the eve of President Obama's first State of the Union address, two Democratic congressmen are advising him to extend the Bush tax cuts instead of letting them expire. Now that's a stimulus. We hear that the administration is considering taking a more populist tack as it sails the choppy political waters of 2010. Some of President Obama's plans reportedly include several tax tidbits for the "middle class," including a doubling of the child care tax credit for families below $85,000 in income, and $1.6 billion for child care and a cap on student loan payments. Such transparent populism...
  • Free the Navy SEALs Now

    12/10/2009 6:15:13 PM PST · by raptor22 · 57 replies · 2,859+ views
    Investors Business daily ^ | December 10, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Law: American heroes are arraigned for allegedly punching a terrorist in wartime. What happens to Tiger Woods isn't vital to our country's future. What happens to Matthew McCabe, Julio Huertas and Jonathan Keefe is. People are more likely to recognize the names of Tiger's alleged bimbo eruptions than the names of these three Navy SEALs we sent into battle. They are not household names in a nation consumed with Climate Gate, the public option and the antics of billionaire athletes. An administration consumed with apologies has said the architect of 9/11's massacre, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, must be given all the...
  • President John F. Kennedy Assassinated 46 Years Ago Today - Videos 11/22/1963

    11/22/2009 4:40:46 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 39 replies · 1,469+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 22, 2009 | BrianinMO
    It was 46 years ago today, November 22, 1963, that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Here are a series of videos that bring back the events of the day, beginning with the coverage by Walter Cronkite and a local Dallas TV Station. The final two videos are from the extremely graphic Zapruder film showing the assassination itself . . . (VIDEOS)
  • The President Who Told The TRUTH

    10/06/2009 8:32:58 AM PDT · by gandeste.org · 822+ views
    Apologies for the tease (can you post pics here? I'm a FR noob...) but follow the jump for perhaps one of the rarest photographs in existence. Of the beloved Bella Pelosi. Prepare yourselves...
  • April 17, 1961- The Bay of Pigs invasion begins

    04/17/2009 4:23:46 PM PDT · by PurpleMan · 15 replies · 1,398+ views
    History.com ^ | 17 Apr 09
    The Bay of Pigs invasion begins when a CIA-financed and -trained group of Cuban refugees lands in Cuba and attempts to topple the communist government of Fidel Castro. The attack was an utter failure
  • Where Is the Gun That Shot [the late S. Korean President] Park Chung-hee?

    02/02/2009 8:10:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 290+ views
    The Chosun Ilbo ^ | February 3, 2009 | Yoo Jong-pil, chief librarian at the National Assembly Library.
    I received an e-mail from Sun-ae Evans, a Korean staff member at the Smithsonian who had been my guide during a visit to U.S. libraries and other institutions. "With the Smithsonian extremely busy in preparation for the Lincoln bicentennial, I came to think about Korea. The gun that was used to assassinate president Park Chung-hee, the clothes he wore that day, the bottles of liquor and glasses, and the other miscellaneous items -- are they being well preserved?" What we safeguard now can become important in the way the items related to Lincoln have. Korea is changing very quickly, and...
  • Savvy vs Incompetence: Munich Pact vs Bill Ayers [JFK vs Obama]

    10/09/2008 8:46:32 PM PDT · by topher · 272+ views
    Various - (Life of JFK, Obama, Neville Chamberlain, Joseph P. Kennedy, etc)
    Probably one of the great things that John F. Kennedy did just after college was to oppose his own father on the Munich Pact [the appeasement of Adolf Hitler]. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and US Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., went on record in favor of the appeasement of Hitler. John Kennedy went on to write the book Why England Slept (or perhaps it was ghost written for him). Perhaps because he clashed with his father over this issue and felt his father was wrong, John went on to write the book. [His own father encouraged him to do exactly...
  • Rush Limbaugh is an Idiot(on JFK)

    08/21/2008 3:33:14 PM PDT · by slickeroo · 22 replies · 205+ views
    History News Network ^ | 8/21/08 | Humberto Fontova
    As a muscular counterpoint to Obama's weasel-words in Berlin last month, the Rush Limbaugh show featured excerpts from JFK's famous Berlin speech from 1963: “And there are some who say in Europe and elsewhere we can work with the Communists. Let them come to Berlin....Freedom is indivisible, and when one man is enslaved, all are not free.“ “At the Brandenburg Gate in 1963, John F. Kennedy tells the communists their days are numbered, “ gushed Rush. “There's not a Democrat alive who would make that speech today anywhere. Democrats today are appeasers. Did you hear any appeasement here?“ We didn't...
  • Poll: Kennedy (R) leads Landrieu (D) for LA Senate seat

    08/01/2008 7:58:24 PM PDT · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 41 replies · 566+ views
    WWL.com ^ | August 1, 2008 | Dave Cohen
    A Zogby poll shows Republican John Kennedy has taken the lead in the U.S. Senate race against Democrat Mary Landrieu. According to the Zogby International website, "Republican John Kennedy is among the GOP's best hopes to oust a Democratic incumbent. He leads Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu, 47%-41%." The poll's margin of error is less than 5%. "I wouldn't be surprised if the lead changes a bunch of times," says University of Louisiana Political Scientist Pearson Cross. Pollster John Zogby says, "In Louisiana, Sen. Mary Landrieu faces a strong conservative challenger in John Kennedy. The state was profoundly shaken by Hurricane...
  • Landrieu Leads in Louisiana Senate Bid

    07/17/2008 7:22:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies · 188+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 15, 2008
    U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu now attracts 49% of the vote in her bid for re-election while Republican challenger John Kennedy earns 44%. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows that, when “leaners” are included, it’s Landrieu 51% Kennedy 45%.
  • Louisiana Senate: Landrieu (D) 47% Kennedy (R) 44%

    06/01/2008 7:35:10 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies · 247+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 31, 2008
    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Louisiana shows U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu with a three-percentage point advantage over Republican challenger John Kennedy 47% to 44%.
  • I knew JFK, says Gore Vidal, and believe me Obama’s the better leader (disses Hillary, too)

    05/17/2008 2:17:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies · 253+ views
    The Times of London ^ | May 18, 2008 | Melvyn Bragg
    At 82, Gore Vidal has reached an enviable position: he is an influential man of letters, a political activist, a scion of the New World aristocracy and a friend of the powerful and famous, including the Clintons. So what does he think of Hillary Clinton’s stated intention to fight on to the bitter end for the Democratic presidential nomination? The reply is instant and searing: “I think her strategy is more or less insane.” He continues: “I’d always rather liked her. She’s a perfectly able lawyer . . . But this long campaign, this daily search for the grail, has...
  • In The Shadow of Bush (BDS in full bloom)

    01/20/2008 10:06:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 62+ views
    Newsweek ^ | January 28, 2008 Issue | Evan Thomas
    The president has left his party in a precarious state. But the GOP candidates running in the wake of his wreckage can learn much from his failures. We are all stars in the movies that play in our minds: not true-life stories, exactly, but life as we imagine it could or should be. Little imperfections are conveniently forgotten or smoothed over, messy relationships downplayed or deep-sixed. The future beckons brightly, even if the past was dark or dreary. This need to believe in an idealized self is especially strong in politicians. They must get up every day and sell a...
  • Requirements of Presidency

    01/06/2008 4:38:48 PM PST · by kathsua · 12 replies · 565+ views
    Townhall ^ | 1/05/08 | reasonmclucus
    I anticipate that my posts will deal more with science issues, but this is the election season so this and some other early posts will deal with the presidential election. I'm concerned that many journalists and politicians don't understand the requirements of the presidency. The President of the United States is the CEO of an organization with a trillion dollar budget. No board of directors of a large corporation with a mere billion dollar budget would think of hiring a CEO who had never run any organization or a part of one. So why do some journalists and politicians consider...
  • LBJ: Kennedy White House killed U.S. ally (2003, WND)

    12/09/2007 5:20:35 PM PST · by george76 · 105 replies · 1,099+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | September 23, 2003
    Tapes support new book showing who really assassinated JFK. Newly released tapes of President Lyndon Johnson's telephone conversations corroborate the central premise of an explosive new book that promises to completely reshape the debate over who killed President John F. Kennedy. President Johnson believed what Richard Nixon always suspected... The surreptitious recordings, released from the Johnson library in Austin, Texas, Feb. 28, offer this bombshell missed by the press, Rosen writes: The Kennedy White House did not merely tolerate or encourage the murder of its ally, South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, but organized and executed it. "Triangle" authors present...
  • Leaving Kennedy behind: Democrats have abandoned the tradition of..leaders as John F. Kennedy

    10/03/2007 5:38:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 521+ views
    Guelph Mercury ^ | October 03, 2007 | Matt Bondy
    The official presidential portrait of John Fitzgerald Kennedy tells quite a story. His pensive expression, curled shoulders and folded arms are not mere emblems of the physical ailments he so manfully absorbed; they help cut the figure of a northeastern liberal -- a Democrat -- who through inspired oratory and steely resolve faced down Soviet communism. This, at a time when many were resigned to the inevitability of its expansion. But Kennedy -- historic though his presidency was, and beatified though it has become -- in his time was not breaking the mould of the Democratic party in the United...
  • Was It Really the Greatest Generation?

    10/01/2007 4:54:45 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 6 replies · 111+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/30/07 | Purple Mountains
    Tom Brokaw likes to give credit to what he calls the “Greatest Generation” for the sacrifices and the efforts they gave to survive the depression of the 1930’s and then go on to win the world’s worst war, World War II. All of that is true. It is also true that they stood behind the most magnanimous act any country has ever performed, the Marshall Plan, where, for the first time in history, the victor rescued the losers when the United States helped bring prosperity and democracy to Germany and Japan. Always in the past, losers were looted by the...
  • The Greatest Generation Gets Some of the Blame

    09/30/2007 2:55:31 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 81+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/30/07 | Purple Mountains
    Thsi article written in response to the following news report:Democratic Candidates Say They're OK With Second-Grade Teacher Reading Gay Prince Fairy Tale September 27, 2007, Fox News “A fairy tale about two princes falling in love sparked a backlash — and a lawsuit — against a teacher and a school last year when it was read to a second-grade class in Massachusetts. But the three frontrunners in the Democratic presidential race suggested Wednesday night at their debate in New Hampshire that they’d support reading the controversial book to children as part of a school curriculum..... Tom Brokaw likes to give...
  • Democrat Switches Parties In Louisiana, May Run Against Landrieu

    08/27/2007 5:16:26 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 22 replies · 740+ views
    CBS ^ | 8/27/07 | Josh Kraushaar
    The Politico) Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) may now have a Republican opponent, and it’s a former ally. State Treasurer John Kennedy announced he would be switching parties and seeking reelection to his statewide office as a Republican. “For the past several years, it has increasingly been the case that those public servants who have embraced my ideas and my philosophy of trying new approaches are primarily Republicans,” Kennedy said in a statement. “I am grateful for their support and their willingness to try something different. I also believe for this reason it is time to join the Republican Party.” State...
  • La. Treasurer Kennedy switches to GOP(May Run Against Landrieu?)

    08/27/2007 10:22:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies · 915+ views
    Nola.com ^ | 8-27-07 | AP
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After months of speculation about a party switch, state Treasurer John Kennedy announced Monday that he is running for re-election this fall as a Republican, after serving two terms as a Democrat. Kennedy's re-election campaign announced the switch in an email. In it, Kennedy said he spent more than a year grappling with the decision — though the expectation of a change was heightened this summer when Kennedy met with then-White House political strategist Karl Rove and state GOP leaders. "I have concluded that the Republican Party is the party that best reflects my values...
  • Barbra Streisand receives French medal ("You are the America that we love")

    06/28/2007 8:54:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 1,211+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 28, 2007
    PARIS - Barbra Streisand performed her first-ever concert in France this week — and was rewarded with a medal of the Legion of Honor. French President Nicolas Sarkozy awarded the medal to Streisand in a ceremony Thursday, the first time he has bestowed the honor since taking over from Jacques Chirac last month. "You are the America that we love," said Sarkozy, who is seen as more U.S.-friendly than Chirac. "Women like you ... do a lot to bring our two peoples together." Onlookers included French crooner Charles Aznavour and actor Alain Delon. Sarkozy's wife, Cecilia, went to Streisand's sole...
  • Rove Seeks Challenger to Landrieu

    05/24/2007 4:25:28 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies · 1,388+ views
    Political Wire ^ | May 23, 2007
    Without fanfare or national media attention, White House strategist Karl Rove went to Louisiana the weekend before last to woo State Treasurer John Kennedy (D) to the GOP and into the 2008 Senate race against Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA). Republican insiders see Landrieu as the most vulnerable Democratic senator up for reelection next year, but with none of the GOP members of the Congressional delegation stepping up to the plate, party strategists are looking elsewhere. Kennedy has good poll numbers statewide and would be a formidable challenger to the Senator. But it is far from clear that the state Treasurer...
  • Standing Down at Dealey Plaza

    03/17/2007 1:05:13 AM PDT · by Verax · 55 replies · 1,846+ views
    N/A | Verax
    Like to read your thoughts/opinions one why the secret service men did what they did in this fascinating video...
  • The Fed - The taxpayers enemy, probable assassinator of JFK over EO 11110, the only tax cutting Dem

    12/08/2005 10:05:40 AM PST · by Marxbites · 49 replies · 1,087+ views
    On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. The Christian Law Fellowship has exhaustively researched this matter through the Federal Register and Library of Congress. We can now safely conclude that this Executive Order has never been repealed, amended, or superceded by any subsequent Executive Order. In simple...
  • Reddy Finney, Joe Enge, and the US Constitution

    11/05/2005 9:24:44 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 11 replies · 1,638+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 6 November 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The Carson City, Nevada, school administrators are attempting to fire an award-winning history teacher, Joe Enge. Why should that matter to you? I’ll combine his story with that of my 11th grade history teacher. Maybe you’ll agree this matters to everyone who cares about the future of America. In Carson City schools, administrators insist that history teachers begin teaching American history with the Civil War. Joe Enge, an 11th grade teacher there who’s written two history books and has served on a statewide board on history teaching, disagrees. He begins at the beginning, teaching his students about the American Revolution,...
  • Kennedy tape debates nuking China

    08/25/2005 2:21:29 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 15 replies · 560+ views
    Agence France-Presse via News.com au ^ | August 26, 2005 | Agence France-Presse correspondents
    SENIOR defence aides warned president John F Kennedy in 1963 that any guarantee to defend India against Chinese attack would require a commitment to use nuclear weapons. On a declassified tape recording, released today, the then-defence secretary Robert McNamara and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff General Maxwell Taylor urge Mr Kennedy to look beyond India and take a broader view of how to deal with any substantial Chinese aggression. In particular, they caution that before any substantial commitment is given to India, the United States should recognise that nuclear weapons would have to be used in a defence...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers JFK's Abandoned Invasion (5/15/1961) - Aug. 17th, 2005

    08/16/2005 9:31:11 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 53 replies · 2,438+ views
    Modern Warfare Magazine | November 1989 | Charles W. Sasser
    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...
  • Bush is first president to choose yule card with a Scripture

    12/20/2004 2:48:40 PM PST · by velocityguy · 12 replies · 2,442+ views
    Bush is first president to choose yule card with a Scripture THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS About 2 million friends and supporters of President Bush found something in their mailboxes this month that no other president has offered: A holiday card with a Bible verse. This card has a line from Psalms, 95:2: "Let us come before him with Thanksgiving and extol him with music and song." Presidents have been sending season's greetings since Calvin Coolidge wrote "Merry Christmas" on White House stationery in 1927. And many presidents issued proclamations about faith-related events varying from the National Day of Prayer to...
  • JFK and the corset that helped to kill a president

    11/24/2004 12:03:50 PM PST · by weegee · 110 replies · 5,665+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11-23-2004 | By JAMES RESTON JR.
    JFK and the corset that helped to kill a president Back brace made Kennedy an almost stationary target By JAMES RESTON JR. Two years ago, historian Robert Dallek revealed new details about the extraordinary range of shots, stimulants and pills President Kennedy took to control his physical pain and present his youthful image to the world. Important and interesting as these details are, they should not distract us from the one medical remedy that probably killed the president: his corset. Members of Kennedy's inner circle had often witnessed the painful ritual that Kennedy endured in his private quarters before he...
  • Analysis: Democrat Challengers Hope to Block Vitter Victory {Louisiana Senate Race}

    10/30/2004 7:35:15 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 496+ views
    Monroe, LA, News-Star | 10-29-04 | Evans, Robbie
    http://www.thenewsstar.com/localnews/html/BE29DE9E-AA65-4FA3-B60B-448B6EB2DDFF.shtml
  • Vitter Calls {Democrat} Emphasis on His Traffic Tickets "A Silly Attack"

    10/29/2004 11:21:15 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 341+ views
    Baton Rouge, LA, Morning Advocate ^ | 10-28-04 | Shields, Gerard
    Vitter calls emphasis on traffic tickets 'a silly attack' By MARSHA SHULER mshuler@theadvocate.com Capitol news bureau A national Democratic group is making political hay over Republican U.S. Rep. David Vitter's propensity to get traffic tickets. Vitter, a candidate in Tuesday's U.S. Senate election, called the disclosure "a silly attack." The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee circulated to the media details about 14 separate tickets that Vitter received for traffic violations between 1988 and 2003. The traffic tickets included four for speeding, two for failure to obey traffic signs, and one with multiple violations, including allegations of failure to maintain control of...
  • Four Senate Candidates in Louisiana Get Feisty on Budget Deficits

    10/28/2004 6:36:28 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 219+ views
    Baton Rouge, LA, Morning Advocate ^ | 10-28-04 | Shuler, Marsha
    Four Senate candidates get feisty on budget deficits By MARSHA SHULER mshuler@theadvocate.com Capitol news bureau Assigning responsibility for escalating federal budget deficits and raids on the Social Security trust fund prompted friction and feisty exchanges Wednesday among the four major candidates in the U.S. Senate race. U.S. Rep. Chris John blamed the Bush administration for pushing tax cuts and higher spending while the budget deficit soars to historic highs. State Treasurer John Kennedy and state Rep. Arthur Morrell said John and U.S. Rep. David Vitter -- who have been representing Louisiana in Washington -- contributed to the problem. Meanwhile, Vitter...
  • Louisiana Could Decide Leadership in U.S. Senate

    10/28/2004 6:22:18 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 17 replies · 742+ views
    Baton Rouge, LA, Morning Advocate ^ | 10-28-04 | Shields, Gerard
    State could decide leadership in Senate By GERARD SHIELDS gshields@theadvocate.com Advocate Washington bureau It's still a big "if," but Louisiana voters could decide who runs the U.S. Senate for the next two years. Due to the state's unique runoff election system, the eyes of the nation could well be focused on the Pelican State and its politics beginning Wednesday. If no U.S. Senate candidate gains 50 percent plus one vote in Tuesday's general election, the top two vote-getters will compete in a Dec. 4 runoff. Because all the other 33 Senate elections will be decided next week, the Louisiana race...
  • Tracking Polls Show Vitter with 51 Percent

    10/27/2004 6:05:51 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 31 replies · 778+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times | 10-27-04 | Theodore R.
    We can no longer post from "The Shreveport Times," which endorsed John F. Kerry for President on Sunday. Today the Times had the unfortunate experience of publishing results of the tracking poll which now claims that Republican Rep. David Vitter has passed the magic 50 percent plus one vote mark to win the U.S. Senate election outright on Nov. 2. Vitter, with 51 percent in the poll, is vying with three high-profile Democrats, including State Treasurer John Kennedy, State Rep. Arthur Morrell, and U.S. Rep. Chris John, D-Crowley, in a strong bid to succeed popular retiring Sen. John Breaux, also...
  • Candidates Decry Outsider Tentacles in Louisiana Senate Race

    10/23/2004 8:33:41 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 369+ views
    Baton Rouge, LA, Morning Advocate ^ | 10-23-04 | Shuler, Marsha
    Candidates decry outsider tentacles in senate race By MARSHA SHULER mshuler@theadvocate.com Capitol news bureau Two of the top contenders in the U.S. Senate race spent Friday arguing about which one of them was having strings pulled by national interests. Democrat U.S. Rep. Chris John continued to paint Republican U.S. Rep. David Vitter as the puppet of Republican leadership to the detriment of the state's interests. Meanwhile, Vitter said John is the puppet, not he. He noted that John's campaign is financed largely by out-of-state interests. The puppet spat came a day after John and Vitter took off the gloves during...
  • Senate Forum Turns Testy: Vitter, Chris John Rap Each Other's Voting Records, Political Stands

    10/22/2004 11:37:58 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 6 replies · 468+ views
    Baton Rouge, LA, Morning Advocate ^ | 10-22-04 | Shuler, Marsha
    Senate forum turns testy Vitter, John rap each other's voting records, political stands By MARSHA SHULER mshuler@theadvocate.com Capitol news bureau LAFAYETTE -- A U. S. Senate forum got testy Thursday with words like "lying" being thrown around as four major candidates tried to differentiate themselves from one another on a range of issues. Republican U.S. Rep. David Vitter and Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris John slammed each other for misrepresenting the other's voting records on welfare reform and importing drugs. Democratic state Treasurer John Kennedy criticized both Vitter and John for participating in the budget raid on the Social Security trust...
  • David Vitter Confident, But Not Letting Up with Lead

    10/21/2004 4:21:17 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 615+ views
    Shreveport Times | 10-21-04 | Hasten, Mike
    http://www.shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041021/ELECTION01/410210337
  • Paul H. Nitze, Missile Treaty Negotiator and Cold War Strategist, Dies at 97

    10/21/2004 11:46:04 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 557+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 21, 2004 | MARILYN BERGER
    Paul H. Nitze, an expert on military power and strategic arms whose roles as negotiator, diplomat and Washington insider spanned the era from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan and helped shape America's cold war relationship with the Soviet Union, died Tuesday night at his home in Washington. He was 97. The cause was pneumonia, said his wife, Elisabeth Scott Porter. From the beginning of the nuclear age, whether in government or out, Mr. Nitze urged successive American presidents to take measures against what he saw as the Soviet drive to overwhelm the United States through the force of arms....