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  • (Video) Sarah Palin Impresses GOP: Sold-Out Crowd, Big Money Raised & Obama Smack Down

    05/12/2010 8:09:52 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 12 replies · 561+ views
    2 videos posted of Sarah Palin in Obama's home tuff (not Kenyan or Hawaii but Chicago). News reported 4,100 showed up to see Sarah Palin. The Governor also impressed Illinois’ top Republicans willing to spend $500 to $25,000 at a fund-raiser for the state party.
  • Go Adam G!

    02/02/2010 2:04:24 PM PST · by Thebaddog · 40 replies · 902+ views
    vanity | 2.2.10 | self
    I voted in Chicago for Adam Andrzejewski! He's going to do the unthinkable here in the belly of the beast. Turnout was light. And Chicago Lady, Rosanna Pulido was on the ballot as well. This could be Hugh!
  • Rush: Andrzejewski is Illinois's Scott Brown

    02/01/2010 6:40:36 PM PST · by kingattax · 38 replies · 1,230+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 2-1-10 | Stephen Spruiell
    Rush Limbaugh has thrown his support behind Adam Andrzejewski (pronounced "an-gee-EFF-skee"), a Republican candidate for governor of Illinois. (Audio here.) Tomorrow's GOP primary is crowded with challengers, and Andrzejewski has trailed former state party chairman Andy McKenna in the polls. But he has been riding a surge lately, starting with an endorsement from former Polish president and Solidarity founder Lech Walesa on Friday, and continuing with Rush's declaration that Andrzejewski might be "the Scott Brown of his contest." "I have not heard Rush’s remarks yet — I’ve spent the day campaigning in Polish neighborhoods all over Chicago — but people...
  • Lech Walesa stumps for conservative IL candidate for governor

    02/01/2010 10:08:53 AM PST · by raptor22 · 8 replies · 466+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2010 | Ann Kane
    From the Gdansk Lenin Shipyards to the city of the Back of the Yards, Lech Walesa, former President of Poland, and preeminent community organizer, attended a fundraiser on Friday, January 29, to endorse Adam Andrzejewski (an gee eff skie) who is one of six Republicans seeking the nomination of his party for Governor of Illinois. Walesa , who led trade union strikes in Poland in the early 1980s, managed to bring about needed economic and political change for laborers without resorting to violence. He led the Solidarność or Solidarity, a broad anti-Soviet social movement. Its activities included workers taking to...
  • IL: Adam Andrzejewski Surges Withn Two Points In Latest Poll

    02/01/2010 7:00:47 AM PST · by raptor22 · 3 replies · 256+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 1, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate and conservative Adam Andrzejewski rallied supporters in O’Fallon, Illinois this afternoon. It was a standing room only crowd.While campaigning in O’Fallon the Andrzejewski team announced that Adam had just received the endorsement of the largest Chicago Polish paper today. And…. It was announced that Adam had surged to within two points in an internal poll conducted by a conservative organization in Washington DC. Andrzejewski was 8 points down earlier in the week in the Illinois race. It may have been the endorsement by Lech Walesa that helped Andrzejewski surge in the latest polling. And this is despite...
  • Pat O'Malley to Endorse Adam Andrzejewski Republican for IL Governor: Analysis

    01/19/2010 6:15:58 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 2 replies · 291+ views ^ | January 19, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    First let me begin by stating the following commentary is not an endorsement of Adam Andrzejewski's gubernatorial bid who is seeking the GOP nomination in the February 2nd primary. But I must provide full disclosure regarding my prior relationship with former state Sen. Patrick O'Malley. My wife Julie and I know O'Malley well. He was our state Senator when we lived in Crestwood, Illinois in southwest Cook County. We care for him deeply and always will. As a private citizen, I supported his bid for the GOP gubernatorial primary in 2002. Then-Attorney General Jim Ryan went on to defeat O'Malley...
  • Fiscal Realism: Interview With Adam Andrzejewski Candidate for Illinois Governor

    01/13/2010 10:13:07 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 1 replies · 190+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 01/13/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    First of all, I know it looks impossible to even say, so let's clear up that last name. It's pronounced An-gee-ef-ski. I know, I know, that means here in Illinois we could possibly go from a Governor Blagojevich to an Andrzejewski. But the difficult last name should stand as the only similarity between the two men, for Adam seems to have some ideas on how Illinois might get out of its fiscal nightmare. I interviewed him not long ago and he had some very interesting thoughts on how to fix Illinois. ( In fact, Andrzejewski has already made some headway...
  • Germany should 'lead new EU' after Brexit: Polish statesman [Lech Walesa]

    06/18/2016 4:40:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies ^ | 17 Jun 2016 09:52 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Polish president Lech Wałęsa believes Germany should lead either a deeply reformed, or an entirely rebuilt EU, in the wake of a possible Brexit. Wałęsa’s comments come as a series of opinion polls show a growing lead for the campaign rallying British voters to leave the 28-nation EU in a landmark referendum on June 23rd. “Germany in particular must calculate what would be better for development (of the EU): do we create a completely new organization… or do we fix the old EU?” Wałęsa told AFP during an interview in Gdańsk, the cradle of...
  • Lech Walesa 'was paid Communist informant'

    02/18/2016 10:04:57 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/18/2016
    Mr Kaminski gave details of what he claimed was inside a file on Mr Walesa, covering the period 1970-6: "Inside the personal file there is an envelope and inside, a hand written commitment to cooperate with the secret police signed 'Lech Walesa - Bolek'," he said. Mr Kaminski said that among the documents in this folder were some "hand-written confirmations of receiving funds", signed with the pseudonym 'Bolek'. "In the work folder... are many reports by a secret informant with the pseudonym 'Bolek' and notes by secret police officers from meetings with the secret informant," the director added.
  • In Solidarity (flashback: Lech Walesa's tribute to Ronald Reagan in 2004)

    10/12/2015 8:45:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    GDANSK, Poland -- When talking about Ronald Reagan, I have to be personal. We in Poland took him so personally. Why? Because we owe him our liberty. This can't be said often enough by people who lived under oppression for half a century, until communism fell in 1989. Poles fought for their freedom for so many years that they hold in special esteem those who backed them in their struggle. Support was the test of friendship. President Reagan was such a friend. His policy of aiding democratic movements in Central and Eastern Europe in the dark days of the Cold...
  • 'If Europe Opens its Gates to Muslims, There Will be Beheadings Here' [Lech Walesa]

    09/27/2015 10:48:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/20/15 | Yossi Melman
    More than three decades on from the events that shot him to fame, Lech Walesa, the co-founder of Solidarity, is enjoying himself as Poland’s ‘enfant terrible.’GDANSK – It was difficult to know whether Lech Walesa was cynical, joking or dead serious. Maybe all of the above. His direct approach to, and simplistic views of, a complicated international reality can embarrass the listener. Nevertheless, it is clear that the former president of the Polish Republic – a Nobel Prize laureate, who co-founded Solidarity, contributed to the collapse of the Soviet bloc and became an icon of liberty and freedom – can...
  • 'There appear to be no rules anymore.' What Boehner's invitation to Netanyahu says about DC mess.

    01/25/2015 12:26:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 25, 2015 | David Rogers
    Soon after becoming House Speaker in 2011, Republican John Boehner started running the traps on inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint meeting of Congress. But when Barry Jackson, then Boehner’s chief-of-staff, checked with President Barack Obama’s top advisers, Jackson said he was left waiting a month only to get no response. Ultimately the Netanyahu speech went ahead in May but soon after Jackson faced the opposite problem: the White House had promised South Korea’s leadership an appearance before Congress, he said, without checking first with the speaker. None of these slights justify what seems like...
  • Lech Walesa: Putin declares war on world. We must give proper answer

    11/06/2014 5:03:27 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 36 replies
    Charter 97 ^ | 11/06/2014
    Lech Walesa: Putin declares war on world. We must give proper answer Former Polish president Lech Walesa said in the European Parliament that Russian president Vladimir Putin had declared war on the world, UNN reports with a link to Polskie Radio. He raised his concerns about the situation in eastern Ukraine. “When Ukraine handed over its nuclear weapons, powerful states guaranteed Ukraine's territorial integrity, but he [Putin] violated the agreements. He declared war on the world,” the ex-president said. He is confident that Putin “uses illegal methods”. “Europe and the world bear responsibility and try to prevent confrontation, while he...
  • Poland's Walesa kneels in prayer at funeral mass for former foe Jaruzelski

    05/31/2014 12:06:17 AM PDT · by dfwgator · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/30/2014 | JAKUB IGLEWSKI AND CHRISTIAN LOWE
    (Reuters) - Lech Walesa, head of the Solidarity movement that ended Communism in Poland, knelt in prayer on Friday at a Catholic funeral mass for General Wojciech Jaruzelski, the Communist leader who for decades was his sworn enemy.
  • Lech Walesa: Obama 'Wasn't Ready' to Be a World Leader

    02/17/2014 5:45:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 02/16/2014 | John Bachman and Jim Meyers
    Anti-communist crusader and former president of Poland Lech Walesa tells Newsmax that of all the national leaders currently on the world stage, the one who has "disillusioned" him the most is President Barack Obama. Walesa also asserts that Obama "wasn't ready" to take on the task of leading the world's most dominant superpower. And he calls for reforms at the United Nations so the world body can help fill the vacuum left by the United States' failure of leadership under Obama. Walesa played a key role in freeing Eastern Europe from the clutches of Soviet communism and ultimately in the...
  • 'America does not lead the world in the area of morality': Lech Walesa

    01/02/2014 10:04:40 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-2-14 | Rich Moran
    The former president of Poland and leader of the Solidarity movement is not enamored with President Obama and his leadership. The Hill: Former Polish President Lech Walesa says America no longer leads the world "in terms of politics and morality." Walesa, in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, spoke negatively about President Obama's leadership skills. "When he was elected there was great hope in the world. We were hoping that Obama would reclaim moral leadership for America, but that failed. America does not lead the world in the area of morality," Walesa said. Walesa, who is promoting a new biopic...
  • Walesa Wants New Secular ‘Ten Commandments’

    10/21/2013 10:58:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    AFP via Newsmax ^ | Monday, 21 Oct 2013 12:17 PM | (AFP)
    Polish Nobel peace laureate Lech Wałęsa on Monday called for a new “secular Ten Commandments” to underpin universal values, addressing a summit of Nobel Peace Prize winners in Warsaw. “We need to agree on common values for all religions as soon as possible, a kind of secular Ten Commandments on which we will build the world of tomorrow,” he said in an opening speech kicking off the three-day summit. … Besides universal values, the international community needs to focus on the economy of tomorrow, he said. …
  • Poland and Germany should unite, says Lech Walesa

    09/25/2013 11:17:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:24PM BST 24 Sep 2013 | Matthew Day
    Lech Wałęsa has called for Poland to unite with Germany to form one European state, despite the bloody history between the two countries. The Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Polish president, whose Solidarity trade union played a key role in bringing an end to the Cold War, said the world had changed and needed new ways of organizing itself. “We need to expand economic and defense cooperation and other structures to create one state from Poland and Germany in Europe,” he said. Speaking to Russia’s Itar-Tass news agency, Mr. Wałęsa, 69, said national boundaries were not as relevant as...
  • Let’s throw a Tea Party for the Longshoremen

    09/23/2013 11:06:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/23/13 | Jerry Todd
    After 240 years, its time we threw a Tea Party for the Longshoremen (and all other trade and industrial unions) I’ve been intrigued with the sudden awakening of the trade and industrial unions to the fact they’ve been had by Obama and his Sorosian handlers. The union movement got its spiritual base about 122 years ago with Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum – on Capital and Labor. It also explains why Catholics continue to cling to the Democrat Party even though it left its principles in the sump of an outhouse decades ago. Ronald Reagan–the nation’s only labor leader...
  • Former Polish president Lech Walesa cleared of 'hate crime' allegations over gay comments

    03/15/2013 9:25:44 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3-15-13 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    Prosecutors have confirmed that no charges are pending against former Polish president and leader of the Solidarity movement Lech Walesa, following a complaint alleging that he promoted hatred against homosexuals. While giving his views during a TVN24 interview on recent debates in parliament about legalizing civil partnerships for homosexuals in Poland, Walesa said, “Homosexuals should sit on the last bench in the plenary hall, or even behind the wall, and not somewhere at the front.” Lech Walesa, the former president of Poland, helped bring down Communism. As a tiny minority, homosexuals should not be overrepresented. “A minority cannot impose itself...
  • Lech Walesa shocks Poland with anti-gay words

    03/03/2013 11:08:43 PM PST · by MaryLou1 · 72 replies
    AP ^ | 3/3/2013 | VANESSA GERA
    "Walesa said in a television interview on Friday that he believes gays have no right to sit on the front benches in Parliament and, if represented at all, should sit in the back, "and even behind a wall." "They have to know that they are a minority and must adjust to smaller things. And not rise to the greatest heights, the greatest hours, the greatest provocations, spoiling things for the others and taking (what they want) from the majority," he told the private broadcaster TVN during a discussion of gay rights. "I don't agree to this and I will never...
  • Sununu: Obama Gets Endorsed By Chavez; Romney Gets Endorsed By Walesa (video)

    08/01/2012 9:46:22 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 14 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 1, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Juan Williams: He's (Mitt Romney) had a rough couple days here. John Sununu: Yeah, he had a rough week. Obama gets endorsed by Hugo Chavez and Mitt Romney gets endorsed by Lech Walesa. That's a rough week, isn't it? Let's get right down to it. Let's start up with the little dust up in England. Can you imagine the scandalous exhibitionist newspapers in England criticizing an American presidential candidate for saying exactly the same thing that those same newspapers had in their own headlines the week before? Come on. The American press hand-in-hand with the British press is making something...
  • After Lech Walesa Meeting, Romney Should Call America to a New Birth of Freedom

    08/01/2012 6:02:12 AM PDT · by tcg · 2 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/1/12 | Keith A Fournier
    ... In an interview during his 2010 visit Walesa offered this observation: "The United States is only one superpower. Today they lead the world. Nobody has doubts about it. Militarily. They also lead economically but they're getting weak. But they don't lead morally and politically anymore. The world has no leadership. The United States was always the last resort and hope for all other nations. There was the hope, whenever something was going wrong, one could count on the United States. Today, we have lost that hope..." Former Governor Mitt Romney just returned from a foreign policy trip... The Romney...
  • Lech Walesa: Romney Will Restore U.S. Leadership

    07/31/2012 5:23:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 31, 2012
    Election 2012: Lech Walesa, the Polish patriot and former president of Poland, and another ally our president has betrayed, endorses the GOP candidate's quest to restore U.S. leadership in the struggle against the world's despots. Walesa knows a thing or too about resisting and defeating collectivist tyranny, and he has no tolerance for those such as President Obama who appease and apologize to it. Unlike Obama, he earned his Nobel Peace Prize by leading the Solidarity movement that brought freedom to a Poland that suffered for decades under the Nazi jackboot, then as part of the Soviet gulag. In May,...
  • Anti-Communist Leader Walesa to Romney: You Need to Be Successful for US & Rest of the World Too

    07/31/2012 7:21:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/31/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Lech Walesa told Mitt Romney he must be successful in November. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) and his wife Ann (L) meet with former Polish President Lech Walesa in Gdansk, Poland, July 30, 2012. (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel) Anti-communist leader Lech Walesa told Mitt Romney today that he must be successful in the November elections not just for America but for the rest of the world too. The former Solidarity leader understands how the economic decisions by US leaders influence global markets.The Washington Post reported: “I wish you to be successful because this success is needed to the United...
  • Mitt Romney Cheered in Poland, Endorsed by Walesa

    07/30/2012 4:16:55 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 83 replies ^ | July 30, 2012 | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    WARSAW, POLAND — Fresh from a warm embrace from iconic Polish leader Lech Walesa, Mitt Romney will wrap up a three-country trip overseas Tuesday with a major speech that he hopes will send a message that he's tough and more willing to take a harder line with rogue nations than President Barack Obama is. Romney arrived in Warsaw late Monday after a day in Gdansk, where he enjoyed the most enthusiastic reception of his six-day trip, which was marred by controversies at the first two stops, in London and Jerusalem. He was greeted in Gdansk by crowds that swarmed in...
  • Lech Walesa “Too Political” For Obama Administration

    06/02/2012 6:09:26 AM PDT · by AncientAirs · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2 Jun 2012 | Donald R. McClarey
    The Obama administration, in its never-ending quest to embarrass itself and America, has insulted one of the pivotal figures in ending Communism in Europe, Lech Walesa: According to the Wall Street Journal, Polish officials requested that Walesa accept the Medal of Freedom on behalf of Jan Karski, a member of the Polish Underground during World War II who was being honored posthumously this week. The request makes sense. Walesa and Karski shared a burning desire to rid Poland of tyrannical subjugation. But President Obama said no. Administration officials told the Journal that Walesa is too “political.” A man who was...
  • President Obama Shuns Lech Walesa

    06/01/2012 11:15:12 AM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/1/12 | Rory Cooper
    Lech Walesa was once a trade-union activist. He was often arrested for speaking his mind against Communist oppression behind the Iron Curtain in Poland and for defying the Soviet Union. He was an electrician who, with no higher education, led one of the most profound freedom movements of the 20th century — Solidarity. He became president of Poland and swept in reforms, pushing the Soviet Union out of his homeland and moving the country toward a free-market economy and individual liberty. And President Obama doesn’t want him to set foot in the White House.
  • President Obama Shuns Lech Walesa

    06/01/2012 9:54:15 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | June 01, 2012 | Rory Cooper
    JUNE 1, 2012 President Obama Shuns Lech Walesa The Polish Solidarity leader is “too political” for the administration. By Rory Cooper Lech Walesa was once a trade-union activist. He was often arrested for speaking his mind against Communist oppression behind the Iron Curtain in Poland and for defying the Soviet Union. He was an electrician who, with no higher education, led one of the most profound freedom movements of the 20th century — Solidarity. He became president of Poland and swept in reforms, pushing the Soviet Union out of his homeland and moving the country toward a free-market economy and...
  • President Obama Shuns Lech Walesa

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Polish officials requested that Walesa accept the Medal of Freedom on behalf of Jan Karski, a member of the Polish Underground during World War II who was being honored posthumously this week. The request makes sense. Walesa and Karski shared a burning desire to rid Poland of tyrannical subjugation. But President Obama said no.
  • Walesa Unveils One More For The 'Gipper'

    11/22/2011 7:02:05 AM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Lech Walesa said that there would not be a free Poland without Ronald Reagan, during the unveiling of a statue in Warsaw of the late American president on Monday.The former Solidarity leader said that “as a participant in these events,” it was “inconceivable” that such changes would have come about without the last American president during the post-1945 cold-war era. Walesa added that thirty years ago, it seemed that the fall of the communist system would not be possible without a nuclear war. The bronze statue of Reagan has been installed not far from the American Embassy, on Ujazdowskie Avenue,...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-23-11 (Lech Walesa to visit OWS! A Freudenschade moment)

    10/23/2011 4:41:50 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 46 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 23, 2011 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    "LECH WALESA IS COMING TO NEW YORK CITY! HE'S COMING TO ZUCCOTTI PARK IN SUPPORT OF OWS!!" "OWS?" "YES, OWS!" "OMG! OMG!!" Such was the breathless, orgasmic reaction among the DUmmies when word got out that the Hero of the Polish Workers, Lech Walesa--Mr. Solidarity himself!--was coming to America to STAND WITH THE OWSIES!! WOO-HOO!!!! WHEEEEEE!!!!!! FREUDENSCHADE, BABY!!!!!!!!! Witness the joy in these threads, i.e., this THREAD, "K Olbermann: Lech Walesa to visit New York in support of OWS," and this THREAD, "Lech (Solidarity)Walesa, former Polish president, to visit New York in support of Occupy Wall Street," and this...
  • Lech Walesa Not Attending #OccupyWallStreet in New York After Discovering Hard-Left Organizers

    10/21/2011 7:25:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Polish champion of freedom and liberty, founder of Solidarity, winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize, and first President of modern Poland Lech Walesa had been rumored to possibly be traveling to New York to stand with Occupy Wall Street protesters. Press accounts reporting this “breathless” news had given all of us pause.
  • Lech Walesa, former Polish president, to visit New York in support of Occupy Wall Street

    10/13/2011 4:47:31 PM PDT · by decimon · 72 replies · 1+ views
    NYDailyNews ^ | October 12, 2011 | Corky Siemaszko
    Solidarity hero Lech Walesa is flying to New York to show his support for the Occupy Wall Street protesters. "How could I not respond," Walesa told a Polish newspaper Wednesday. "The thousands of people gathered near Wall Street are worried about the fate of their future, the fate of their country. This is something I understand." A former shipyard worker who led Poland's successful revolt against Soviet communism, Walesa said "capitalism is in crisis" and not just in America. "This is a worldwide problem," he told the Lublin-based Dziennik Wschodni newspaper. "The Wall Street protesters have focused a magnifying glass...
  • Walesa Stands Up

    05/27/2011 6:14:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 27, 2011 | Staff
    Courage: Someone who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for actually doing something just snubbed someone who won it for nothing. But Lech Walesa's refusal to meet President Obama is also a cry to save Poland. Lech Walesa, the former Polish president and heroic leader of the Solidarity trade union that helped liberate the entire Eastern European Soviet bloc from communist rule, has his moral courage indelibly engraved in the history books. At 67, Walesa is a living legend with nothing left to have to prove. But on Friday, Walesa once again answered the call to duty and announced he...
  • Lech Walesa cold shoulders Obama: the US president is clearly no Reagan

    05/27/2011 12:44:10 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 May 11 | Nile Gardiner
    Lech Walesa, the great hero of the Polish Solidarity movement, was in Washington earlier this week to receive the Ronald Reagan Centennial Award. He gave a terrific speech, which I attended, in which he referred to Cuba, one of the last remaining Marxist tyrannies, as a “Jurassic Park of Communism”. Walesa remains one of the great political icons of our time, a brave freedom fighter who stood up to the Soviet Empire and led his people to liberty. It has been announced that Walesa has decided not to meet with Barack Obama during the president’s visit to Poland. He has...
  • Lech Walesa Warns Against Loss of American Leadership in the World

    11/01/2010 8:17:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 1, 2010 | Kyle Stone
    At a fundraising event in Illinois, the old Solidarity union leader and former Polish president showed he had lost none of his passion for freedom fighting. Less than a week before TuesdayÂ’s midterm elections, Illinois conservatives welcomed an unlikely ally. Legendary Polish Solidarity leader, Lech Walesa, appeared in downtown Chicago last Thursday at a fundraising event organized by citizen watchdog group For the Good of Illinois. The former Polish president, trade-union organizer, and Nobel Prize laureate came rhetorically armed with a new Solidarity rallying-cry for Illinoisans yearning for new leadership.Before 300 conservative leaders and activists on Thursday, Walesa dourly remarked...
  • A Pole Apart

    04/12/2010 4:52:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 446+ views ^ | April 12, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    An ally who feared U.S. indifference. Tragedy In Smolensk: Lech Kaczynski was a Polish patriot and a friend of the West who believed in the defense of freedom and democracy. We don't have many friends like him, and we treated him shabbily. Numerologists might note the number 70 figured prominently in both the life and death of Poland's president. Kaczynski, 60, his wife Maria, an economist, and 95 others who died Saturday on their way to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the massacre of 22,000 Polish prisoners in the Katyn Forest in western Russia in 1940 by Stalin's secret...
  • Chicago Media Largely Ignore Lech Walesa Visit, Endorsement of Conservative Republican

    02/03/2010 7:24:17 AM PST · by raptor22 · 18 replies · 510+ views ^ | February 3, 2010 | Michael W. Chapman,
    Lech Walesa, a Nobel Laureate and former leader of the Solidarity trade union in Poland, which helped topple 50 years of Soviet occupation there and end the Cold War, went to Chicago, Ill., last week to endorse a conservative Republican in the gubernatorial primary race but the local media largely ignored him. This near-blackout by the media occurred despite the fact that 1 million people of Polish nationality live in Chicago, making it the city with the largest Polish population outside of Warsaw, Poland, and despite the fact that Walesa himself was the first post-Soviet president of Poland (from 1990...
  • Lech Walesa Delivers Severe Commentary on the U.S. While Major Media is MIA

    02/02/2010 8:53:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 554+ views
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | February 2, 2010 | Tom Roeser
    The last real survivor of the generational of leaders who won the Cold War spoke here last week and the so-called alert media here stretched its arms upward sleepily and emitted a huge yawn. A key member of a quartet that smote Communism…Ronald Reagan, John Paul II, and Margaret Thatcher…Walesa is the last healthy survivor of those hardy leaders (Thatcher is seriously enfeebled). But the media, evidently populated by callow 24-year-old assignment editors unacquainted with world history (Lech who?) declined to cover him notably in favor of the really vital stories. Such as: how many graves were overturned in Burr...
  • Walesa's Warning

    02/02/2010 5:33:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 719+ views ^ | February 2, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Leaders: The champion of Polish freedom tells America it's no longer that shining city on a hill. As it slouches toward socialism, he warns, those yearning to breathe free in the world can no longer look to the U.S. for help. They were the giants of their age. Together, President Ronald Reagan, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul II and a little known shipyard worker named Lech Walesa stood up to Soviet communism and brought freedom to the captive nations of Europe. Last Friday, Walesa was in Chicago campaigning for a GOP gubernatorial candidate in the Illinois...
  • Lech Walesa: "America is Moving Towards Socialism"

    01/31/2010 9:22:48 AM PST · by Falcon28 · 75 replies · 3,461+ views ^ | Jan. 31 2010 | Andrew Marcus
    On Friday, January 29th, 2010, Lech Walesa, former President of Poland, traveled to Chicago to endorse Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate, Adam Andrzejewski. We were fortunate enough to have an opportunity to sit down with the President and Mr. Andrzejewski. Our video from that visit is below. Items that stand out: 1) Lech Walesa tells his American Audience that the United States no longer leads the world politically or morally 2) At least one of your Founding Bloggers asks President Walesa if he thinks America is slipping toward Socialism. His Answer? Yes! 3) Andrzejewski is running on a platform of forensically...
  • Lech Walesa: “America Is Moving Towards Socialism” (who would know socialism better than Walesa..)

    01/31/2010 2:58:52 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 25 replies · 1,075+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/31/10 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday, January 29th, 2010, Lech Walesa, former President of Poland, traveled to Chicago to endorse Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate, Adam Andrzejewski. This was the first time that Walesa has backed an American candidate for office. Andrew Marcus from Founding Bloggers and Big Government interviewed Lech and Adam on Friday in Chicago: Lech Walesa: “The United States was always the last resort and hope for all other nations. There was the hope that whenever something was going wrong one could count on the United States. Today we lost that hope.”Adam Andrzejewski will be in O’Fallon, Illinois today at a pre-election...
  • Illinois GOP candidate snags endorsement from Lech Walesa

    01/29/2010 3:23:23 PM PST · by jmcenanly · 9 replies · 324+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/28/10 05:14 PM ET | Michael O'Brien
    The famous Polish dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa will campaign in Illinois on Friday on behalf of a Republican candidate for governor. Walesa, the co-founder of the Polish trade union Solidarity, which contributed to the fall of communism in Poland, will hit the campaign trail on behalf of Adam Andrzejewski, an Illinois businessman running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in the state. Walesa will speak at a luncheon, as well as help with a fundraiser, and speak to media during a barnstorming of northern Illinois on Friday said Brian McDaniel, a spokesman for Andrzejewski.
  • Fall Of The Wall? U.S. Sends Regrets

    11/04/2009 4:18:56 PM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies · 2,127+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 4, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Cold War: The White House has announced our absence at ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Meanwhile, Russia has been practicing a nuclear invasion of an abandoned Poland. The Berlin Wall has been a famous backdrop for American presidents sounding the battle cry of liberty in the struggle against tyranny. It was there that John F. Kennedy expressed our solidarity with the encircled residents of that outpost of freedom with his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner." And it was there that Ronald Reagan, with a defiant "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," voiced our...
  • Lech Walesa may get heart transplant in Houston

    02/26/2008 11:45:04 AM PST · by trumandogz · 27 replies · 90+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2.26.08 | TODD ACKERMAN
    Former Polish president Lech Walesa, who received a Nobel Peace Prize after leading a movement that ultimately brought down the nation's communist regime, is in Houston being evaluated for a possible heart transplant. An official at the Methodist Hospital's DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center said doctors have not yet determined whether Walesa's heart failure will require a transplant. She said doctors are hoping to forestall a transplant or use another treatment. Walesa will receive a pacemaker Wednesday or Thursday, she said. Walesa, 64, arrived in Houston from Poland Monday night. He is undergoing tests today. If Walesa is determined to...
  • Lech Walesa: I didn't leave Solidarity - it left me

    08/23/2006 10:46:35 AM PDT · by lizol · 17 replies · 455+ views
    Monsters and Critics ^ | Aug 23, 2006
    Lech Walesa: I didn't leave Solidarity - it left me Aug 23, 2006, 15:02 GMT Warsaw - Lech Walesa, legendary leader of Poland's freedom- fighting Solidarity trade union, has parted ways with the organisation after it endorsed twin brothers Lech and Jaroslaw Kaczynski and their right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party last year. 'I had a meeting with Solidarity and the National Commission when it decided to back the PiS and the Kaczynskis,' Walesa said in an interview published in Wednesday's Dziennik daily. 'It was obvious that we differ. So we went our separate ways,' Walesa said. 'I didn't leave...
  • Walesa leaves Solidarity movement

    08/22/2006 11:12:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies · 536+ views
    BBC News ^ | 8/22/2006
    Lech Walesa has left the Solidarity trade union movement he founded and led during its struggle against communism in the 1980s. Mr Walesa said he would not attend the ceremonies to mark the 26th anniversary of Solidarity later this month. He said he was in disagreement with his former political allies, President Lech Kaczynski and his twin brother, Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski. A year ago Mr Walesa hinted he was planning to quit Solidarity. "This is no longer my union. This is a different era, different people, different problems," he said during celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of...
  • Poland's Lech Walesa quits Solidarity

    08/22/2006 9:55:37 AM PDT · by redwhit · 25 replies · 831+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 22 August 2006 | Monika Scislowska
    Back to Story - Help Poland's Walesa quits Solidarity union By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, Associated Press Writer 5 minutes ago Lech Walesa said Tuesday he has quit the Solidarity trade union that he founded and which helped bring down communism in Eastern Europe. "I have given up my membership last year because Solidarity and I have gone separate ways," he told The Associated Press. Walesa also said he plans to stay away from events marking the 26th anniversary of Solidarity's founding on Aug. 31 in part because he disapproves of the union's support for Poland's new conservative leaders. The 62-year-old Nobel...
  • Poland's Walesa says Grass owes Poles explanation

    08/18/2006 9:46:55 AM PDT · by lizol · 47 replies · 643+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | August 18, 2006 | Natalia Reiter
    Poland's Walesa says Grass owes Poles explanation By Natalia Reiter REUTERS 8:58 a.m. August 18, 2006 WARSAW – Polish Solidarity hero Lech Walesa urged German author Guenter Grass on Friday to prove that a confession about his membership in Hitler's SS was not just a marketing ploy to promote his new novel. The former Polish president also said he would give up his honorary citizenship of Poland's city of Gdansk, if Grass, also a holder of the same title, failed to explain why he decided to confess when his autobiography 'Peeling Onions' came out. 'If Grass will not address his...