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  • Op-Ed: Fake Iran Deal a Cover-up for Obama's Shallow Legacy

    06/27/2015 3:33:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/6/15 | Dr. Joe Tuzara
    As the looming deadline for a final deal approaches, it is not surprising that the Iranian mullah's heads are spinning like centrifuges praising Allah for an unthinkable US enrichment of a 'historic deal' that could pave the way for them to build nuclear weapons. Given the Obama administration capitulation to massive nuke concessions, President Barack Obama's insistence on striking a very flawed nuclear arms deal with the world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism reeks of a major cover up. The most incriminating aspect of Team Obama's deception is the mainstream media lapdogs' broadcasting reports of dangerous disinformation concerning the president's...
  • President Obama’s legacy is increasingly in legal jeopardy

    05/26/2015 10:00:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/27/2015 | Amber Phillips
    President Obama's second-term agenda, it seems, is in the hands of the courts. Same-sex marriage. Obamacare. Climate change. And now immigration. And in many cases, there is significant doubt about whether his signature initiatives will stand legal scrutiny. The latest blow to Obama's second-term plans came Tuesday when a federal appeals court in New Orleans denied the administration's request to move forward with implementing his expanded executive action on immigration to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants. Texas and 25 other states have sued to have it shelved. The drama is sure to ensue for months, writes the Post's...
  • ISIS rises, the economy falters, and Obama’s legacy falls apart

    05/24/2015 8:36:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/23/15 | John Podhoretz
    Deep into the seventh year of his tenure, Barack Obama is thinking about his post-presidential legacy. We know this because he’s telling us so. In an interview this week with The Atlantic about the potential deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program, the president sought to use the fact of his relative youth and his consciousness about how history might judge him to his advantage: “Look, 20 years from now, I’m still going to be around, God willing. If Iran has a nuclear weapon, it’s my name on this. I think it’s fair to say that in addition to our...
  • Clinton Friend’s Memos on Libya Draw Scrutiny to Politics and Business

    05/19/2015 12:50:06 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 18, 2015 | By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    When the Clintons last occupied the White House, Sidney Blumenthal cast himself in varied roles: speechwriter, in-house intellectual and press corps whisperer. Republicans added another, accusing Mr. Blumenthal of spreading gossip to discredit Republican investigators, and forced him to testify during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial. Now, as Hillary Rodham Clinton embarks on her second presidential bid, Mr. Blumenthal’s service to the Clintons is again under the spotlight. Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, a Republican who is leading the congressional committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, plans to subpoena Mr. Blumenthal, 66, for a private transcribed interview....
  • McConnell Carries Reid Leadership Legacy

    05/07/2015 7:36:05 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 5-7-2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Here is the uncomfortable question every Republican senator must ask: at what point is it more of a liability than an asset to have Mitch McConnell serving as Majority Leader instead of Harry Reid? At what point do you bench the player who grounds out into a double play every time he comes to the plate? He [McConnell] has now decided to shut off all debate and join Democrats in blocking Senator Rubio’s (R-FL) amendment, which would have forced Iran to recognize Israel’s right to exist. As we’ve noted, McConnell is not only committed to passing bills supported by Democrats,...
  • Barack Hussein Obama—A Legacy of Desecration

    04/19/2015 10:33:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/15 | Obie Usategui
    Barry Soetoro or Barack Hussein Obama, or whomever this obscure character is, I chose to call him out on everything he has done to destroy our nation For the past seven years, maybe a little more, since back at the time when the 2008 presidential elections were reaching their peak of political controversy upon the unsightly possibility that a quisling candidate with a dubious pedigree by the name of Barack Hussein Obama, threatened to become the next president of the United States of America, I forewarned the world, especially the American people, of the magnanimous menace this enigmatic man represented...
  • Plane Crashes into World Trade Center

    09/11/2001 5:56:49 AM PDT · by hellinahandcart · 950 replies · 91,202+ views
    NewYork1 | 9/11/01
    Just in. I am looking at a picture of the WTC with smoke pouring out of the western tower. Looks like a huge amount of damage. Debris raining down on people in the street.
  • Clinton now ready to embrace President Obama on economy

    01/11/2015 10:36:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/11/15 | Amie Parnes
    Hillary Clinton is ready to run on President Obama’s record when it comes to the economy. Clinton allies say that if the former secretary of State does in fact announce a second bid for the presidency this year, they expect that she’ll tether herself to a main slice of Obama’s legacy. A series of economic reports including Friday’s positive jobs numbers is adding to Democratic confidence that the economy will finally be a winner for Obama in his last two years in office, and that it will help the Democratic White House candidate in 2016. But even as Clinton embraces...
  • We Remember (song, video)

    12/07/2014 10:46:21 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 13, 2011 | Uploaded by ICASHQ
    Uploaded on Dec 13, 2011 Country music recording artist Dwayne O'Brien performed his song "We Remember" (available on the CD "Song Pilot" at at the annual convention of the International Council of Air Shows last December in Las Vegas, Nevada. And he produced this video to be projected on the screens behind him while he sang. We hope that you'll share this link widely with friends and family who appreciate America's aviation legacy and all that our country's airborne warriors have done to defend our country. Many thanks to Dwayne O'Brien for both performing his wonderful song and producing...
  • Obama's political legacy fading fast

    11/22/2014 10:33:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/22/14 | David Lightman
    WASHINGTON — The Obama legacy wasn't supposed to unfold this way. Barack Obama was changing the political map, pushing the Democratic Party into the South and the Mountain West. He was building a new social network that would endure long after an Obama presidency. And he was building a new Democratic coalition for a new age, with greater turnout from young and minority voters. Today, those ambitions are in tatters. Obama's once-vaunted team wound up doing little more than electing him twice. Without Obama on the ticket, Republicans not only soared in 2010 congressional elections, but scored victories broad and...
  • Hawaii officials drop plan to name park for Obama

    10/07/2014 1:37:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | October 7, 2014
    HONOLULU (AP) - Two Honolulu city councilmen have dropped plans to rename a popular beach for President Barack Obama. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Councilman Stanley Chang and Council Chairman Ernie Martin decided to withdraw the proposal after hearing from the public.
  • Supreme Court's Robust New Session Could Define Legacy of Chief Justice

    10/04/2014 10:31:29 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 4, 2014 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday returns to work to face a rich and varied docket, including cases on First Amendment rights in the digital age, religious freedom behind bars and the status of Jerusalem. Those cases are colorful and consequential, but there are much bigger ones on the horizon. “I’m more excited about the next 12 months at the Supreme Court than about any Supreme Court term in its modern history,” said Thomas C. Goldstein, who argues frequently before the court and is the publisher of Scotusblog. In the coming weeks, the justices will most likely agree to...
  • The Challenge: What "Runs in the Family"

    09/18/2014 4:11:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | September 18, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: this piece was coauthored by Hagelin's daughter, Kristin Carey. If you could take any aspect from the family you grew up in and bring it into the family you have created, what would it be? A certain holiday tradition? The way your home was always filled with visitors? The friendship and affection your parents had for each other? Or maybe even the tough, but refining love they showed you?What would you obliterate, if you could? The alcoholism? The sting of abandonment? Strict rules and unfair punishment? Short tempers?Your answers to these questions may reveal more than you think. Even...
  • A legacy of failure

    09/13/2014 8:17:27 AM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies
    CFP ^ | 9/13/2014 | Klaus Rorich
    Back during the 2008 presidential campaign a lot of conservatives predicted that if Obama were elected president his administration would amount to Jimmy Carter’s second term. Little did anyone at the time realize just how prescient those predictions turned out to be. After all, it was Jimmy Carter that enabled Islamic fundamentalism to take root in Iran through his support in deposing Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. It’s very likely true that the Shah was a son-of-a-gun that established SAVAK, a secret police force that brutally suppressed any political opposition against the regime. But in point of fact, he was our...
  • Obama Hosts Africa Summit With an Eye on Legacy

    08/02/2014 7:00:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 2, 2014 | By JULIE PACE
    President Barack Obama is gathering nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington for an unprecedented summit aimed in part at building his legacy on a continent where his commitment has been questioned. From the start of his presidency, Obama has faced sky-high expectations from African leaders and U.S. policymakers who hoped the son of a Kenyan would bump Africa up the White House list of foreign policy priorities. Unlike his predecessor George W. Bush, who launched a $15 billion program to address HIV and AIDS, Obama seemed to be lacking a signature Africa initiative. And his administration's focus turned...
  • What America Needs Now

    07/22/2014 4:01:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | July 22, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Forty-five years ago, there was a day like few others that rallied Americans and changed America forever. Yet I could find but one or two news stories about that momentous occasion and triumph. Do you remember what it was? It's the type of event that America needs now, maybe more than ever before. If you're old enough, you remember July 20, 1969, when 123 million of roughly 200 million Americans were riveted to their televisions, watching astronaut Neil Armstrong 240,000 miles from Earth. As he stepped off the Eagle -- the lunar landing module -- to become the first human...
  • The Obama Doctrine

    07/19/2014 5:11:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | July 19, 2014 | Sean Noble
    Remembering back to any high school US history class, we can all recall hearing about the doctrines of various presidents. A doctrine would be the pattern of actions that came to define a given administration. The history of doctrines tends to remember presidents by their aggressive foreign policy stances, such as the Monroe Doctrine towards European colonization efforts in the Americas or the Reagan Doctrine of pushing back Soviet influence around the world. President Obama, on the other hand, will likely not be remembered for any significant foreign policy achievements. Instead, unfortunately, when Americans think of the Obama Doctrine,...
  • Lincoln’s Character

    04/14/2014 6:49:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | April 14, 2014 | Thomas Bogar
    "Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." ––Abraham Lincoln The 149th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln provides an appropriate opportunity to appreciate the character of the man beyond the customary veneration afforded by his memorials in statuary, currency and the names of thousands of streets and commercial institutions. He was, in his own words, “the real thing.” This was a man of humble origins whose determination and perseverance led him to the highest office in the land. At no point in...
  • Obama legacy on line with NSA

    01/12/2014 10:27:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/14 | Julian Hattem
    President Obama is under pressure from all sides to announce major reforms to the National Security Agency on Friday. Privacy and civil liberties groups as well as lawmakers on the left have urged for a wholesale termination of much of the government’s snooping. Silicon Valley, home to some of Obama’s biggest supports, is also pressing for change. So are foreign leaders, rankled by the notion that their ally might be spying on them. The calls for reforms put Obama in a tough spot give his administration’s insistence that the NSA’s efforts are critical for national security. While Obama is sure...
  • Even with Soviet KGB Training, Mandela Legacy Looks Conservative Compared to Obama...

    12/06/2013 7:55:02 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    As noted by Mark Levin on his radio show yesterday, Nelson Mandela could have easily become a dictator-for-life in South Africa... yet he ultimately resisted, unlike what you hear from the American left re. Obama 3rd term (Heaven forbid). Mandela seemed to have understood the value of a (another) smooth transition of power, making clear he was 'no messiah'... He also didn't get into the heavy redistributionist themes seen in other socialist basket cases throughout sub-Saharan Africa, as well as from the ANC commie morons that proceeded Mandela in Pretoria (and who have driven the country into the ground).  According...
  • In Pelosi, Obama Sees Vital Ally for Securing Legacy (send her your cancellation letter?)

    11/03/2013 7:09:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/01/13 | Alexis Simendinger
    **SNIP** While raising money for House Democrats in Boston Wednesday night, the president said the minority leader from California “has just constantly surprised me by just how good, how tough, how visionary and how committed she is, and dedicated to the well-being of not just her own constituents but the American people.” Less publicly he’s described Pelosi as “tough as nails,” confiding his respect for her ability to corral votes in her conference, even when some of her Democratic members initially feel less than united.
  • WikiLeaks cables: Solzhenitsyn praise for Vladimir Putin

    09/21/2013 3:02:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 12/2/10 | Luke Harding
    Nobel prize-winning writer claimed just before his death that leader was helping nation rediscover what it was to be Russian Four months before his death Alexander Solzhenitsyn offered qualified praise for Vladimir Putin, arguing that he was doing a better job as Russia's leader than Boris Yeltsin or Mikhail Gorbachev. The US ambassador, William Burns, visited Solzhenitsyn in April 2008 at his dacha outside Moscow. He then sent a cable to Washington giving his impressions of the Nobel-prize winning writer who was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974 and returned to Russia 20 years later.
  • ‘I Have a Dream’ Speechwriter: Illegal Aliens Unworthy of MLK’s Legacy

    08/28/2013 11:25:51 AM PDT · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-28-2013 | John Hill
      Above: La Raza protesters hijacking MLK's legacy for a cause he would vehemently oppose, said his top aide and speechwriter.- by John HillStand With Arizona As the nation recognizes the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech, advocates for illegal aliens have attempted to hijack the legacy of MLK in order to attack the new law. Janet Murguia of the National Council of La Raza ("The Race"), speaking at the Realize the Dream March and Rally days before the 50th anniversary of King's speech, Murguia said, "We march so that everyone knows that true...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-18-13 (Yes We Scan: The Obama Legacy?)

    08/17/2013 11:44:49 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 29 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 18, 2013 | DUmmie Kablooie, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    Now that President Obama is well into his Lame Duck Dynasty, the question arises: What will be the Obama Legacy? A vibrant economy? Universal health care for all? World peace? Racial healing? Lower ocean levels? It's so hard to pick just one. The increasingly disenchanted DUmmies, though, might pick "None of the above." That's the gist of this THREAD by DUmmie Kablooie, "Wow. With all these NSA revelations rolling in Obama's legacy may not be Obamacare." So let us now watch the DUmmies discuss the Obama Legacy, in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles...
  • McCain crosses aisle to stand with Obama

    07/29/2013 4:19:36 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 116 replies
    GOP USA/AP ^ | 7/29/2013 | AP Staff
    WASHINGTON - There was no conciliatory phone call, no heart-to-heart talk to soothe the tensions. No one knows exactly when President Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain went from bitter rivals in the 2008 presidential campaign and foes over health care and national security to bipartisan partners. Yet in recent months, an alignment on high-profile domestic issues - not to mention an eye on their respective legacies - has transformed Obama and McCain into Washington's most unexpected odd couple. The Arizona senator is a regular visitor to the West Wing and in near-daily contact with senior White House officials....
  • Obama’s legacy on the line as healthcare implementation challenges mount

    07/05/2013 8:45:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/05/2013 | By Amie Parnes
    The delay in the healthcare employers mandate has dealt the Obama administration a black eye, at a time when the president desperately needs a political win. Political observers agreed that the decision to delay the mandate until 2015, which the administration announced on Tuesday, is a setback for Obama, who is currently attempting to shoehorn immigration reform legislation through the House to secure one of his legislative priorities in his second term. It also casts a shadow on Obama’s one major legislative accomplishment and could possibly put a dent in his legacy, observers said. “If healthcare were to be his...
  • Scandal or Storm: The Making of Obama’s Legacy

    06/03/2013 7:16:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 3, 2013 | Dan Holler
    Democrats are practically pleading with President Obama to sharpen his message. After successfully raising taxes on every working American at the beginning of the year, the progressive movement has suffered one debilitating blow after another. In March, many in the media laughed when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared conservatives were winning. But the rallying cry of collective action that rang throughout Obama’s second inaugural address now seems like more empty rhetoric, not an emerging reality. Still buzzed from their victory over Mitt Romney, Team Obama held the misguided belief they could convince Americans (not collectivists to begin with) that they...
  • What Obama's Legacy For America Might Look Like If It Was Made Into Performance Art

    04/23/2013 10:17:01 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-23-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • World Exclusive: Chelsea Clinton adopting African baby

    03/26/2013 12:32:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 129 replies
    The National Enquirer ^ | 3-26-13 | Barry Levine -- executive editor
    Big hearted Chelsea Clinton plans to adopt a baby from Africa, the Enquirer has learned exclusively.
  • Obama to Huddle With Organizing for Action Group

    03/11/2013 11:10:33 AM PDT · by haffast · 14 replies
    ABC-GMA ^ | 3-11-2013 | Devin Dwyer
    President Obama will formally inaugurate Organizing for Action, his newly-formed independent advocacy group, with a headline speech Wednesday night before the group's Founders' Summit in Washington. Obama's appearance, confirmed to ABC News by an OFA official, will be his first in-person with the group's core team of advisers, donors and grassroots organizers since its formation following the 2012 election. It comes as Obama seeks to re-energize his expansive grassroots campaign infrastructure around top second-term priorities - from new gun-control measures to comprehensive immigration reform and a plan to replace sequester - and cement the foundation for his presidential legacy. The...
  • Obama's Legacy Agenda: A Two Year War on the GOP to Make Nancy Pelosi Speaker in 2014

    03/06/2013 7:25:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | March 6, 2016 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - If anyone still thinks President Obama is serious about putting our fiscal house in order, Exhibits A and B prove he's been playing political games with this issue from the beginning. Exhibit A: The White House high command saw the full sequester budget battle -- not as an effort to curb out-of-control deficit spending that's driving the government into unfathomable debt -- but as a relentless, politically-driven opportunity to bludgeon the Republicans in the upcoming 2014 midterm elections. Obama's campaign-style events in recent weeks were a carefully- crafted effort in demagoguery to blame the GOP for the sequester...
  • Stymied by a GOP House, Obama looks ahead to 2014 to cement his legacy (Be afraid, be very afraid)

    03/03/2013 12:42:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/03/2013 | Scott Wilson and Philip Rucker
    President Obama, now facing the consequences of automatic spending cuts and the complications they raise for his broader domestic agenda, is taking the most specific steps of his administration in an attempt to ensure the election of a Democratic­-controlled Congress in two years. “What I can’t do is force Congress to do the right thing,” Obama told reporters at the White House on Friday after a fruitless meeting with Republican leaders to avert the country’s latest fiscal crisis, known as the sequester. “The American people may have the capacity to do that.” Obama, fresh off his November reelection, began almost...
  • WTC bombing World Trade Center (Feb. 26, 1993) 20 years ago tomorrow.

    02/25/2013 7:34:29 AM PST · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Feb. 26, 1993 until 2013 | fishtank
    Twenty years ago tomorrow......
  • Bob McDonnell’s “Road for Nobody” near Hampton Roads insults Northern Virginia

    01/31/2013 1:04:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2013 | Robert McCartney
    A few years ago, Alaska’s proposed “Bridge to Nowhere” became a national symbol of wasteful government spending on little-needed projects. Now Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has pushed through his own version of this embarrassment, a $1.4 billion highway outside Hampton Roads that qualifies as a “Road for Nobody.” McDonnell has perplexed people across the state by his insistence on adding a tolled, four-lane highway parallel to U.S. 460. It will stretch for 55 miles from Petersburg, a Richmond suburb, southeast to Suffolk. The deal signed in December to build the road is especially insulting to traffic-jammed Northern Virginia, where...
  • President Promotes “National Day of Service”

    01/20/2013 11:04:11 AM PST · by John Semmens · 26 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    President Barack Obama is asking every American to help celebrate his second inauguration by “making an effort to serve America and your community by donating your time to the public good.” “Too many Americans are wrapped up in selfish pursuits most of the time,” the President said. “They place ‘making a buck,’ spending time with friends and family, and enjoying life ahead of serving others. What I am asking is that on the day of my inauguration everyone divert themselves from these egocentric activities and do something useful for their fellow human beings.” Obama suggested that “participating in a food...
  • Benghazi report could damage Clinton’s legacy at State Dept. ('systemic failures')

    12/19/2012 2:44:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Benghazi report could damage Clinton’s legacy at State Dept.By Julian Pecquet - 12/19/12 05:30 AM ET The Benghazi report released Tuesday night bemoans “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies” in Hillary Clinton's State Department that could come back to haunt her should she run for president in 2016. Clinton remains one of the nation's most popular politicians and has worked tirelessly to improve America's image abroad following President George W. Bush's tenure. The independent review of the Sept. 11 attack, however, tarnishes that legacy by faulting the department for failing to put in place a coordinated approach for handling...
  • Cut Him No Slack

    08/30/2012 11:27:28 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 19 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-30-12 | Stoutcat
    Do not buy into the narrative:“Well, President Obama inherited the largest set of problems of any president in history, perhaps except FDR and maybe Abraham Lincoln…” (Wasserman-Schultz) “…Obama reiterated that he had inherited the worst economy since the Great Depression…” (Robert Reich) The excuse of inheriting a bad situation is simply another false narrative being foisted upon the public by those who ought to know better (and undoubtedly do). Barack Obama sought the job of the Presidency with his eyes wide open. It doesn’t matter what he inherited. He knew he was going to inherit it. He wanted it. He...
  • Why the Death of 'Deep Purple' Keyboardist Jon Lord, Matters More Than Ever

    07/18/2012 2:21:28 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 70 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/18/2012 | Douglas Maher
    Jon Lord passed away on the morning of July 16th at the age of 71. Mr. Lord left the Earth surrounded by loved ones and leaving behind a legacy that has been so criminally underrated and disregarded by the "intelligentsia media critics" and "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame clique", that his death is creating not only an outpouring of grief and reflection....but anger as well. Lord served as a founding member of one of the most successful rock and roll bands of all time: Deep Purple. Deep Purple is the band that during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s had...
  • The sins of the father: Joe Paterno's true legacy

    07/16/2012 3:44:48 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 22 replies ^ | 7/13/12 | Rick Reilly
    What a fool I was. In 1986, I spent a week in State College, Pa., researching a 10-page Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year piece on Joe Paterno. It was supposed to be a secret, but one night the phone in my hotel room rang. It was a Penn State professor, calling out of the blue. "Are you here to take part in hagiography?" he said. "What's hagiography?" I asked. "The study of saints," he said. "You're going to be just like the rest, aren't you? You're going to make Paterno out to be a saint. You don't know him....
  • J.C. Penney's legacy betrayed by corporate promoters of homosexuality who violate the Golden Rule

    06/02/2012 7:58:27 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 25 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | June 2, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    LifeSiteNews is reporting that J.C. Penney's is promoting sodomy. See here. The company is running Fathers Day ads featuring two "gay" dads. James Cash Penney's legacy is under assault. He most assuredly would not approve of his chain of department stores being used to advance the sodomite agenda. J.C. Penney's father was a Baptist preacher and farmer who raised his family with strict discipline in the Christian faith. Victor Parachin, writing for Mature Living magazine, notes how, "The influence of Penney's godly parents became evident with the growth of his business. He described his chain as 'The Golden Rule Store,'...
  • Obama 'obsessed with being on Mt. Rushmore'

    05/20/2012 2:23:30 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 65 replies
    WND ^ | 5/20/2012
    Cornel West criticized President Barack Obama, saying he’s “obsessed with being on Mount Rushmore” and is focusing too much on his “legacy.”
  • Happy Birthday President Reagan ... Your Legacy Lives On! (And We'll Make Sure Of That!)

    02/06/2012 7:32:00 PM PST · by opineapple · 10 replies
    Today marks President Ronald Reagan’s 101st birthday. Born in Tampico, Illinois, Reagan made his journey west to Iowa as a radio broadcaster, then on to California to take Hollywood by storm. He crossed America as a spokesman for General Electric, and then — after discovering the import of conservative values — entered the political arena, where he would ultimately lead his fellow citizens out of a wilderness of self-doubt, helping the country come to see that it could be morning in America once again. We at The Heritage Foundation invite you to join us in celebrating Reagan’s life and...
  • President Quixote's Legacy: Confused, Ill-Educated and Not Too Bright

    06/28/2011 8:33:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/28/11 | Monty Pelerin
    The number of Obama supporters seems inversely related to his time in office. Many wonder what happened to "The One We Are Waiting For." Obama assumed office in difficult economic times. After a couple of years of excuses -- which included "the problems were worse than we knew" and the generic, all-purpose "it's Bush's fault" -- Obama now owns the original problems and new ones of his own doing. An incomplete report card on his "accomplishments" would include the following: the economy worsened discretionary military efforts ("kinetic" if you prefer) increased an unpopular, flawed health care plan was forced on...
  • The Obama Legacy: 'How you like me now?'

    06/22/2011 3:09:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 22, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
     Sums-it-right-up in 3 mins:everybody who votes needs to see this... well done: [YouTube] or video/more at Reaganite Republican If we can just get this guy to do one on Romney now we'll be all set lolh/t Speedunque
  • The Three Philanthropists

    03/10/2011 1:03:25 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 3 replies
    Building Institutions by Ari Bussel I was at dinner with several major philanthropists. There was enormous power in that room, with two couples sitting next to each other each worth in excess of half a billion dollars, and another at the next table worth both other couples combined. I want to highlight three of those who attended. It was a fundraising event for a local charity, and at the correct time one of those in attendance stood and said: “What I value most is building institutions. This is what remains.” He then added to whatever he already gave “two times...
  • Obama’s legacy: Stagflation

    03/05/2011 11:42:41 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    The ^ | March 1,2011 | Dick Morris
    OBAMA'S LEGACY: STAGFLATION By DICK MORRIS Published on on March 1, 2011 Obama's failure to support America's allies in the Middle East and his dithering endorsement of chaos in the region will send oil and gasoline prices skyrocketing, triggering a massive bout of stagflation. This vicious cycle of rising prices, decreased consumption, and ever higher prices (as vendors seek to recover higher fixed costs) will cripple the American economy for years to come. This is Obama's true legacy. Consider what he has done to push up oil and gas prices: • Endorsed spreading chaos in the Middle East. •...
  • Lennon;Whose Minstrel Was He? pt 1

    12/04/2010 7:03:56 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 118 replies · 3+ views ^ | 11-04-10 | Bill Randles
    On December 8, 1980, The World was stunned to hear that John Lennon was murdered on a street in New York, not far from where he and his wife Oko lived. The impact of his death was felt immediately, as millions mourned the forty-year old rock star in candlelight vigils around the world. What was this man’s legacy? Who is this man who will again be deeply mourned by many in this generation on the thirtieth anniversary of His death? Lennon was no doubt a profoundly gifted musician and lyricist, but I believe his legacy goes deeper than his involvement...
  • Closing credits: What is Schwarzenegger's legacy?

    12/01/2010 8:22:40 AM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/1/10 | Steve Wiegand
    He has been, in many ways, a governor of firsts:• The first to take office as a result of a recall election.• The first to commute, on an almost daily basis and via private jet, between the Capitol and his Southern California mansion. • The first to have served in the Austrian army, the first to have won the Mr. Olympia body-building title seven times, and - as far as we know - the first California chief executive to have nude photos of himself widely available on the World Wide Web.But "first" does not necessarily mean "great," or even "good."And...
  • The End Of An Era: Goodbye, Kennedys (Pop a cork! Patrick is packin' his bags!)

    11/20/2010 4:49:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    GPB ^ | 11/09/10 | Tovia Smith
    The End Of An Era: Goodbye, KennedysBy Tovia Smith Tue., November 9, 2010 5:34pm (EST) Democrats may still be licking their political wounds this week, but 50 years ago Tuesday, the party was ecstatic over the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy as president of the United States. **SNIP** In the heart of Kennedy country in Massachusetts, the milestone evoked some sentimentality. But even to voters like Carol and Steve Doppelt of Framingham, the end of the Kennedy dynasty is also a welcome relief. "The end of the Kennedy era -- it's hard to believe. Very sad ... very sad," Carol...
  • Clean-tech advocates hail Schwarzenegger's legacy

    11/17/2010 8:32:15 AM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/17/10 | Rick Daysog
    When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, there were 30 clean-tech companies in the Sacramento region. Today, there are more than 100 such companies in the area employing thousands of workers. With weeks remaining in Schwarzenegger's administration, the fledgling green economy in Sacramento and the rest of California owes a debt to Schwarzenegger's stewardship of the state's climate-change law and his administration's policies, clean-tech advocates say. "(Gov. Schwarzenegger) helped to spark a clean-energy revolution in our state and ignite a national dialogue about the importance of climate change legislation," said state Sen. Fran Pavley,...