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  • Mississippi Blacks will still be voting Democrat for the next 200 years and still getting nowhere

    07/11/2014 10:35:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/11/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When Democrat President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, he was doing so very reluctantly. He knew that the 1960 census had shown what he correctly considered a shift to the Right in the South that would make it difficult, if not impossible, for Democrats to win the White House in the future. Being the Machiavellian sneak that he was, Johnson probably looked back at his support for Operation Wetback which deported about 1.5 million Mexicans who were in the Southwest illegally as a lost opportunity to restock the Democrat voter pool. With that chance lost, Johnson and...
  • Do US Presidents Enrich Themselves in Office Like Lyndon Johnson?

    06/03/2014 9:06:27 AM PDT · by pinochet · 38 replies
    It is well known that Senators and Congressmen enrich themselves through book deals, speaking engagements, campaign finance cash, etc. When Lyndon Johnson was president, he was open in stealing money from the public treasury, a fact that even his strongest supporters acknowledge. Johnson left office with a net worth of tens of millions of dollars (if not more), which was a lot of money in 1969. When Nixon told the American people that he was not a crook, he was referring to Lyndon Johnson's corruption. Is Lyndon Johnson the only person who enriched himself during the presidency, or are there...
  • Jeb Bush: I Would Govern Like Lyndon Johnson as President

    05/15/2014 2:03:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 162 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Feb 2013 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like Lyndon Johnson, the Democrat famous for expanding the U.S. welfare state through the "Great Society," if he were elected president. According to the Miami Herald, Bush made those comments Wednesday night in San Antonio, Florida at Saint Leo University, while speaking about education, immigration, and energy policy. Bush did not address Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty programs, about which Ronald Reagan once famously quipped, "We had a war on poverty, and poverty won."
  • CUMMINGS’ “MCCARTHYISM” CHARGE IN LERNER HEARING IS BOGUS

    04/18/2014 8:32:48 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4-18-2014 | M. Stanton Evans
    April 18, 2014 CUMMINGS’ “MCCARTHYISM” CHARGE IN LERNER HEARING IS BOGUSM.Stanton Evans Five plus decades after he left the national scene, Sen. Joe McCarthy (R-Wis) remains the target of inaccurate charges by leftward elements in Congress and the press corps.The latest example in this vein is the uproar over IRS official Lois Lerner, who took the Fifth Amendment before the House Government Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), concerning hostile treatment of conservative groups seeking tax exemptions,. Having proclaimed her innocence of wrongdoing, Lerner then refused to discuss specifics, pleading possible self-incrimination. This led Issa and his GOP...
  • Dionne & the Liberals? LBJ, Obama, and the Washington Post

    04/15/2014 8:20:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | Brian Birdnow
    In the Washington Post last week E.J. Dionne penned an Op-Ed piece noting the “changing” historical image of former President Lyndon Johnson and feted this development by labeling it as “…a thoroughly justified revival of Lyndon B. Johnson’s standing.” This work is not, however, a simple nostalgic tribute to the 1960s. Dionne argues that this supposed LBJ revival shows that America is experiencing what he calls a “leftward tilt” and he hopes that our current President will, like Johnson, strike while the iron is hot to force irrevocable liberal change on the USA. In his piece Dionne sings the praises...
  • Political Means Don't Achieve Moral Ends

    01/13/2014 5:07:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2014 | Star Parker
    It’s too early to predict where N.J. Governor Chris Christie’s “bridgegate” scandal will lead. What did Christie know and when did he know it about actions of operatives in his administration who engineered the closing of key traffic lanes, leading onto the George Washington bridge outside Fort Lee, New Jersey, as political punishment for a Democratic mayor who did not endorse Christie’s reelection. The lane closings caused horrendous traffic jams that might have caused the death of one elderly woman. But whichever players in this horrible game of political vindictiveness are implicated, there is an important lesson. Despite our obsession...
  • Is Obamacare Barack Obama’s Vietnam?

    12/07/2013 6:07:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    When Vice President Lyndon Johnson returned to Capitol Hill after his first White House meeting with the new team assembled by President John F. Kennedy, he rushed to talk with his mentor, House Speaker Sam Rayburn. LBJ told his fellow Texan how impressed he was with Kennedy’s “best and brightest.” He was especially taken with Defense Sec. Robert Strange McNamara, the ex-CEO of Ford Motor Company. Lyndon described that “feller with the sta-comb in his hair” as being the brightest of the brightest. The bald-headed Texas politico, Rayburn, narrowed his eyes and looked at Johnson over his glass of Bourbon...
  • Walt Disney’s Fascinating Political Journey (From Naive Socialist to Staunch Conservative)

    05/27/2013 8:00:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/27/2013 | CHRIS QUEEN
    Walt & Lillian Disney with Richard Nixon and his family at Disneyland, 1959 We tend to think of Hollywood as a bastion of leftism, and rightly so. Books like Ron Radosh’s Red Star Over Hollywood demonstrate the deep-seated left-wing dominance of the entertainment industry. Even with the leftism prevalent in Hollywood’s Golden Age, many unabashed conservatives found success without compromising their principles, including one of the most creative minds in the business — Walt Disney.Several biographers and writers that I’ve read have tried to declare that Walt Disney was apolitical, but I find this conclusion not to be true....
  • America Needs a New Birth of Freedom

    01/27/2013 10:43:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Star Parker
    Journalist Bill Moyers, who worked as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, shared memories in a column last year about how his old boss thought about our entitlement programs. It was under Johnson, who championed the "Great Society" in the 1960s, that a good portion of the runaway government spending we are trying to get under control today originated. Johnson signed into law Medicare, Medicaid, the War on Poverty programs, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Moyers recounted that for Johnson, Social Security and Medicare "were about a lot more than economics." He recalls a time when the Johnson administration...
  • Forty years later, Vietnam remembered by the soldiers

    12/28/2012 9:18:19 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/28/12 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Forty years later, veterans still suffer rebound effects from inhabiting thick jungles during one of America’s most brutal wars. “Inside the Vietnam War,” airs tonite, December 28 at 8 p.m., in a special encore presentation on the National Geographic Channel. An outstanding memorial tribute by USA TODAY it features individual interviews of veterans from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Marine Security Guard, Bill Newell stood post at the US Embassy in Saigon on April 29, 1975, when he got the news that two of his fellow Marines became the last Americans to die in that terrible war....
  • McGovern & Goldwater: Losers or Winners?

    10/26/2012 5:52:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Early in Ronald Reagan's second term, Bill Rusher, the publisher of National Review, was interviewing the president in the Oval Office for a documentary on the conservative movement. Rusher asked how he would describe Barry Goldwater's role. Reagan thought a moment and replied: I guess you would have to call him the John the Baptist of our movement. I resisted the impulse to lean in and ask, "Sir, if Barry Goldwater was John the Baptist, who would that make you?" The death of George McGovern brought back thoughts of these two men who suffered two of the greatest defeats in...
  • Democrats Used Fairness Doctrine to ‘Challenge and Harass’ Conservative Opposition

    09/23/2012 8:40:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    (The following is the third of three excerpts from The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment, by Fred Lucas; History Publishing Company. The adapted excerpt looks at the Fairness Doctrine.) The Democratic National Committee, with the approval of President Lyndon B. Johnson engaged in an effort that eventually led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Fairness Doctrine. What would have been a major scandal had it been discovered, was revealed years later in former CBS News president Fred Friendly’s book “The Good Guys, the Bad Guys and...
  • A Campaign of Vilification

    08/28/2012 8:51:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    As Lyndon Johnson told it -- or allowed it to be told in his name -- this Goldwater guy, if given half a chance, would blow up the world. In which case, why shouldn't the voters back in '64 not play it safe and keep LBJ in the White House? Memories of the infamous Johnson television spot, with its daisy-leaf-plucking-about-to-be-incinerated-by-bad-Barry, cuddly, little girl, cause some of us old-timers to reach for the Maalox. (Small wonder that Barry would later say, talking of Lyndon, "Don't get me started on that SOB.") The debasement of presidential discourse wasn't the only public offense...
  • Daily Beast Readers Mock Notion of Obama Gay Marriage 'LBJ Moment'

    05/11/2012 2:24:10 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 11, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    One of the best things about the internet is the ability of readers to quickly and easily post their reactions to articles. In the strictly hard copy era before the web, authors who wrote completely absurd articles could be easily shielded from reader reaction. This is no longer the case as evidenced by this Daily Beast article by Lyndon B. Johnson biographer Robert Dallek: Obama’s LBJ Moment with His Gay Marriage Endorsement. Yes, a few days ago Richard Cohen of the Washington Post was yearning for President Obama to become more like LBJ. And now we have Dallek declaring that...
  • Richard Cohen Yearns for Obama to Be Like LBJ

    05/08/2012 3:01:59 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 8, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Imagine President Barack Obama leaning hard into Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, pressing him to support a piece of legislation or, say, introduce a budget bill that has been MIA for the past three years. Obama is a real go getter and has been burning up the phone lines until late at night to convince legislators to support him. He even invites a number of people from Capitol Hill to join him for rounds of golf where he continues the art of persuasion. Hard to believe that fantasy? Well, that is what the Washington Post opinion writer Richard Cohen is...
  • The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson (May 1 Publication Date)

    03/07/2012 8:42:22 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Amazon.Com ^ | Robert Caro
    A publishing event: the fourth volume in Robert Caro's monumental biography, The Years of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the best-selling and prize-winning The Path to Power, Means of Ascent, and Master of the Senate. The Passage of Power follows Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career. It tells the story of his volatile relationship with John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy during the fight they waged for the 1960 Democratic nomination for president and through Johnson's unhappy vice presidency. It gives us for the first time the story of the assassination from the...
  • I'm the fourth best president in American history ~ Barack Obama

    12/14/2011 6:51:08 AM PST · by vrwc54 · 158 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/13/11 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    Obama is certainly the most arrogant president in American history. This clip from the end of the entire 60 Minutes Obama interview didn't make it on air.
  • LBJ Needed Some Pants

    01/18/2011 5:12:02 PM PST · by The Big Feed · 24 replies
    The Big Feed ^ | January 18, 2011 | Captain Thurston
    In 1964, Lyndon Johnson needed pants, so he called the Haggar clothing company with some rather specific requirements. This is that phone call. Some course language, but some remarkable insight. I can't imagine anyone in the White House ordering their own pants these days.
  • President Obama Meets with Billy Graham

    04/26/2010 6:05:58 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 13 replies · 446+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 04/26/2010 | Dan Wooding
    He is the first sitting president to visit the Graham home MONTREAT, NC - President Barack Obama made a brief visit on Sunday afternoon (April 25, 2010) to see Billy Graham, the 91-year-old evangelist, at his mountaintop log cabin in Montreat, North Carolina. Graham has been a spiritual adviser to U.S. presidents for seven decades...
  • Obama headed for a Lyndon Johnson type failed presidency?

    08/22/2009 7:03:50 AM PDT · by usalady · 37 replies · 741+ views
    examiner.com ^ | August 22, 2009 | Martha
    As the United States goes deeper into debt, the question has begun to arise about whether Obama will be a failed, one-time president. With spending that is projected to reach deficits of $1.8 trillion this year and $1.3 next year, the debt is expected to spiral to $10 trillion over the next decade.
  • Thanks, Uncle Walter

    07/22/2009 8:38:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies · 650+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 7.28.06 | Jeffrey Lord
    Walter Cronkite created Fox News. Cronkite's fundamental role as a "cultural artist" in creating Fox. one of the most notable moments of Cronkite's liberalism being unmasked in a highly visible fashion was his now famous series on Vietnam. But by this time conservative Americans were already well awake to the realization that this powerful new institution of television was being used in ways both subtle and not, to convey the message that there was no more enlightened or superior world view than modern American liberalism. Broadcast by broadcast it was increasingly apparent that those who disagreed or who challenged the...
  • Walter Cronkite Without Tears

    07/20/2009 5:53:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 4,268+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 20, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Journalism: After the eulogies, the fact remains that "the most trusted man in America" betrayed that trust. He helped snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in Vietnam and tried hard to do the same in Iraq.President Obama on Friday praised Walter Cronkite as a journalistic icon, calling the CBS anchor the "voice of certainty in an uncertain world." More to the point, he was the father of advocacy journalism, the patron saint of media bias. He went from reporting news to recreating it in his own image. Far from the image of the patriotic war correspondent, Cronkite was a...
  • Understanding the Alinsky Method of “Community Organizing”

    11/13/2008 3:25:59 AM PST · by antonia · 18 replies · 6,669+ views
    www.timesexaminer.com ^ | Sep 24, 2008 | Bob Dill
    Poe: "They are leftists, dedicated to overthrowing our Constitutional system," and "they will go to any length to conceal their radicalism from the public." Understanding the Alinsky Method of "Community Organizing" Written by Bob Dill Sep 24, 2008 at 12:00 AM Meet the Real Obama and Cult of Alinsky " The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9 KJV) It is becoming readily apparent that the "change" being proposed vaguely by Sen. Barack Obama is...
  • The Blunders of Previous Liberal Presidents

    10/23/2008 8:59:15 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 371+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/23/08 | Purple Mountains
    A liberal friend asked me why I am so afraid of an Obama presidency. My answer was to point out the incredible damage our country has suffered and is still suffering from due to the blunders of previous liberal presidents. These blunders sometimes take years to become apparent and decades or generations to overcome. I don’t know if we will ever get over the damage caused by Kennedy and Johnson’s Vietnam adventure. President Carter’s naive blunder and foolishness concerning Iran substituted a dictator who liked us with ones who hate us, and unleashed the fury of Muslim terrorism on an...
  • The Age Old Struggle Between Winners And Losers

    02/27/2008 6:20:03 PM PST · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies · 50+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 2/27/08 | Purple Mountains
    Winners work and save and plan – and somehow manage to overcome the vagaries and pitfalls of life; losers do not. Through bad luck or a lack of discipline, losers fall through the cracks. Throughout the ages there have always been winners and losers, and there have always been hugely more losers than winners. Dictators have used this to focus the hatred of the losers on scapegoats to gain and keep power – Hitler and the Jews; Mugabe and the white farmers; Stalin and the bourgeois farmers, for example. In democracies, political opportunists scapegoat the winners to gain power –...
  • Remembering 1968:40 Years Ago Today (Presidential Candidates)

    01/02/2008 4:47:47 AM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies · 130+ views
    1/2/08 | Self
    Today, we are on the verge of the Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire Primary, but 40 years ago today the campaigns were just beginning. The Democrat who had dared to challenge incumbent president Lyndon Johnson, Eugene McCarthy, was just opening a campaign office in New Hampshire. That's where voters would go to the polls in the first primary on March 12, 1968. There were only a handful of primaries back then. Only 7 had real meaning and were seriously contested by any prospective candidates.(New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Indiana, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota and California) California's primary was the last one and...
  • 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...
  • The Great One’s Didn’t Go To Harvard & Yale (Lincoln, Truman, LBJ, Reagan and Fred)

    10/27/2007 2:18:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies · 318+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | October 26, 2007 | Ken Hughes
    This morning I received an e-mail from a crusty lady in Sheridan Wyoming who happens to be a Fred Thompson supporter. This lady has e-mailed me before adding a little to each of my articles supporting Fred Thompson. Charlotte isn’t the only one who tells me they are behind Fred Thompson 100%. I would have used the popular Democratic statistic of 110% except like so many things Democratic 110% doesn’t exist. Democrats are always trying to convince the voters they can go several steps beyond what’s physically possible. Every time Hillary opens her mouth she goes 110% beyond reality, she’s...
  • A Glorious Disaster (Ronald Reagan's Famous "A Time For Choosing" Speech, VIDEO)

    09/03/2007 4:36:17 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 3 replies · 438+ views
    NEMOV ^ | September 1, 2007 | NeMov
    Before reading A Glorious Disaster my knowledge of the 1964 presidential election was shallow. I knew Lyndon Johnson defeated Goldwater in a landslide, but I never really knew anything about the nuts and bolts of the campaign. The 1964 election is an odd one. Johnson had just become president after the Kennedy assassination (killed by a Marxist, go figure). As senator Johnson served as a conservative southern Democrat. He voted against every Civil Rights bill while he was in Congress. Johnson only shifted his opinion later because of the popularity of the measure. Johnson's ambitions were much stronger than any...
  • Hey Johnny... Been There, Done That

    07/07/2006 9:07:52 AM PDT · by libertarianPA · 10 replies · 772+ views
    Amarxica ^ | 7/7/06 | John Reit
    A recent article about John Edwards made me think of that movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It's about a man who goes through a painful break-up with his girlfriend. Rather than deal with the pain of losing the love of his life, he has a doctor erase all memories of her. I suspect the last 40 years have been so traumatic for John Edwards that he has decided to go to the same doctor.
  • My Friend, Gene McCarthy, 1916-2005

    12/11/2005 6:32:38 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 60 replies · 2,527+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 11 December, 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The reporting on the life and death of my friend, Gene McCarthy, has been woefully inadequate to the truth of the man, especially in his last three decades. Gene was an intelligent and honest man, who had the courage of his convictions. That included the courage to change his convictions when the facts required. The news media brought on a number of classic tax-and-spend liberals like Eleanor Clift to talk about Gene as if he was one of them. Of course, he was that, as a professor first elected as a Senator. But in his final maturity he was much...
  • Spending overdose

    10/06/2005 11:25:47 AM PDT · by JZelle · 3 replies · 197+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-6-05 | Veronique de Rugy/Nick Gillespie
    "I call on members to make real cuts in nonsecurity spending," President Bush told his Tuesday press conference. "Congress needs to pay for as much of the hurricane relief as possible by cutting spending." Such sentiments are sweet music to libertarians and small-government conservatives -- and long overdue. While emergency spending in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita has added billions to the deficit-riddled federal budget, those outlays are just a drop in the bucket compared to the prestorm spending habits of the president and Congress. Indeed, when it comes to big-time spending, many think of Democrat Lyndon Baines...
  • WSJ: The Lawsuit That Sank New Orleans - If environmentalists don't mess things up, the Feds will.

    09/26/2005 5:27:07 AM PDT · by OESY · 65 replies · 2,596+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 26, 2005 | DAVID SCHOENBROD
    After Hurricane Betsy swamped New Orleans in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson... pledged federal protection. The Army Corps of Engineers designed a Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Barrier to shield the city with flood gates like those that protect the Netherlands from the North Sea. Congress provided funding and construction began. But work stopped in 1977 when a federal judge ruled, in a suit brought by Save Our Wetlands, that the Corps' environmental impact statement was deficient.... Speaking for environmentalists, the Center for Progressive Reform called the charges in the Los Angeles Times "pure fiction" because the judge stopped construction only until the...
  • WSJ: LBJ's Other Quagmire - Long before Katrina, the welfare state failed New Orleans's poor.

    09/13/2005 5:13:40 AM PDT · by OESY · 23 replies · 1,394+ views
    opinionjournal.com ^ | September 13, 2005 | BRENDAN MINITER
    "What the American people have seen in this incredible disparity in which those people who had cars and money got out, and those people who were impoverished died." The above comment about Hurricane Katrina comes to us from Ted Kennedy, who went on to say that the question for Chief Justice-designate John Roberts is whether he stands for "a fairer, more just nation" or will use "narrow, stingy interpretations of the law to frustrate progress." But why stop there? Sen. Kennedy is onto something and, indeed, the question isn't only for Judge Roberts.... That debate has so far largely focused...
  • Susan Lindauer's Mission to Baghdad ["spy" story -- long, strange]

    08/29/2004 12:38:16 PM PDT · by 68skylark · 16 replies · 2,596+ views
    New York Times Magazine ^ | August 29, 2004 | DAVID SAMUELS
    In the morning of March 11, 2004, Susan Lindauer woke to find five F.B.I. agents at her front door. After reading her her rights, the agents took Lindauer from her home in Takoma Park, Md., to the F.B.I. field office in Baltimore, where she was charged with having acted as an unregistered agent of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi government and otherwise having elevated the interests of a foreign country above her allegiance to the United States. ''The only visible sign of stress is that I'm chain-smoking,'' she said when I met with her recently. Forty-one and free on bail, she wore...
  • What's Important to the MSM: The Convoluted and the Cockeyed - (socks it to Ted Kennedy et al)

    05/05/2005 9:14:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 696+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | MAY 3, 2005 | BOB PARKS
    Funny, a couple of years ago President Bush was ridiculed by liberals for placing Iran and North Korea within the “Axis of Evil.” Now with both those countries giving negotiators and interested parties the middle finger with uranium refining, missile and pending underground nuclear tests, the media decided these next items should dominate the recent news…. Cockeyed Payout Boston Mayor Thomas “Forest Gump” Menino said yesterday that the City of Boston will soon announce a settlement with the family of Victoria Snelgrove, the Emerson College student who was killed by a pepper pellet shot by Boston Police who had to...
  • Filibuster Roundup - History of Senate Filibuster Rules

    04/28/2005 5:01:38 AM PDT · by JBW · 6 replies · 2,012+ views
    JonathanBWilson.com ^ | April 28, 2005 | Jonathan B. Wilson
    Bob Dole says that amending the Senate's rules would be unnecessary if only Senate Democrats would forswear use of the filibuster. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Pete Du Pont recounts that many Democratic Senators have had a change of heart when it comes to the propriety of filibusters: "Other Democratic senators have had similar changes in belief: Joe Biden and Robert Byrd, Tom Harkin, Ted Kennedy, Joe Lieberman, Pat Leahy, Chuck Schumer and their erstwhile colleagues Lloyd Bentsen, and Tom Daschle have all vigorously opposed the use of the filibuster against judicial nominations. Mr. Schumer was for voting judicial...
  • Coming Soon: Liberals Support Flat Tax

    02/09/2005 8:00:39 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 612+ views
    MENS NEWS DAILY.COM ^ | FEBRUARY 10, 2005 | ISAIAH Z. STERRETT
    IT MUST BE stressful to be a Democrat. You never know what wars to oppose, what government bureaucracies to support, what lies to tell; everything changes everyday. Also, increasingly, it’s really hard to find friends. One reason for this may be Iraq, the country that was going to be just fine with Saddam, in which containment would do wonders, and in which there were no WMD because George Bush is a big fat stupid liar. All we heard from liberals for years was how risky and precarious and implausible elections were for that country, but now, like magic, the Left...
  • Ramsey Clark: Why I'm Willing to Defend Hussein (Treason Alert)

    01/25/2005 2:27:53 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 44 replies · 1,714+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 24, 2005 | Ramsey Clark
    Ramsey Clark was attorney general under President Lyndon B. Johnson. Late last month, I traveled to Amman, Jordan, and met with the family and lawyers of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. I told them that I would help in his defense in any way I could. The news, when it found its way back to the United States, caused something of a stir. A few news reports were inquisitive — and some were skeptical — but most were simply dismissive or derogatory. "There goes Ramsey Clark again," they seemed to say. "Isn't it a shame? He used to be attorney...
  • NYT: War Figures Honored With Medal of Freedom (taste the bitterness at the Times)

    12/15/2004 5:44:55 AM PST · by OESY · 8 replies · 764+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 15, 2004 | DAVID E. SANGER
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 - President Bush on Tuesday bestowed the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, on three of the central architects and executors of the war in Iraq, one of the president's strongest efforts yet at putting a formal stamp of success on a war whose outcome is still a question. The recipients were Gen. Tommy R. Franks, the overall commander of the invasion of Iraq; L. Paul Bremer III, the chief civilian administrator of the American occupation of the country; and George J. Tenet, the longtime director of central intelligence who built the case for...
  • 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....
  • Not Nixon's War - Something Else (John Kerry's Killing Fields)

    01/27/2004 3:09:12 PM PST · by Nix 2 · 69 replies · 1,651+ views
    MensNewsDaily ^ | Jan.27, 2004 | Bruce Walker
    Not Nixon's War - Something Else Bruce Walker, 01/27/04 The day after the Iowa caucus, I wrote an article entitled "Is John Kerry a Good Democrat? Is John Kerry a Good Man?" It took me only one day to answer both question. In his victory speech after the Iowa triumphant, Kerry spoke of "Richard Nixon's War." That, sadly, answered every question about this particular incarnation of Leftist evil. Richard Nixon's War? Kerry served in Vietnam when Lyndon Baines Johnson was president not when Richard Nixon was president. The Vietnam War had been a big political issue, but that issue was...
  • Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 -- “Something Stupid This Way Comes”

    07/03/2004 1:24:59 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 34 replies · 2,714+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 3 July, 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The lies from Michael Moore’s latest schlock-umentary begin before you enter the theater. On the posters out front, the movie is identified as “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Half the title and most of the concept were stolen without so much as a by-your-leave from the classic novel Fahrenheit 451, by the great Ray Bradbury. A few million Americans of a certain age (and I am one) got their introductions to excellence in science fiction, and also excellence in writing English regardless of subject, from Ray Bradbury. A dark vision of the future, in which the government suppresses and destroys knowledge, appears in...
  • President Bush Commemorates 40th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

    07/01/2004 5:39:57 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 346+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 1, 2004
    The East Room THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all for coming, and welcome to the White House. I am so pleased you could join us to celebrate a great anniversary of justice and equality in America. I appreciate members of my Cabinet being here, and a lot of members of my administration. I want to thank many of our distinguished guests who have joined us today. I'm so pleased to see Dr. Dorothy Height -- thank you so much for coming. (Applause.) We've got two Lieutenant Governors, Michael Steele and Jennette Bradley, with us. Thank you both for being here today....
  • Cheerleaders for Terrorism: Radical lawyer Lynne Stewart continues her support for Islamic terror

    06/17/2003 10:40:08 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 1,130+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Wednesday, June 18, 2003 | By Erick Stakelbeck
    Cheerleaders for TerrorismBy Erick StakelbeckFrontPageMagazine.com | June 17, 2003 Two groups whom Islamic terrorists can count on for sympathy and support are radical lawyers and their counterparts in American law schools. Lynne Stewart is a hero of the National Lawyers Guild and a sought-after campus lecturer. While out on bail under indictment for colluding with a terrorist leader, she has been a sought-after speaker for law school audiences who relish her attacks on Attorney General John Ashcroft as a modern-day fascist and on her country for its imperialist and racist policies. Stewart made national headlines in April 2002 when she...
  • Nixon's Vietnam War

    02/15/2004 8:17:01 PM PST · by optimistically_conservative · 56 replies · 755+ views
    Porphyrogenitus ^ | February 15, 2004 | Porphyrogenitus
    I'm not old enough to remember, though I was alive when it was said, but Bob Dole's quip about "Democrat Wars" during a debate in the '76 election campaign has gone down in the history of politics as a revealing moment of ignominy (rightly so - it was a crass and stupid remark). So what to make of Kerry's repeated references to the Vietnam War as "Nixon's Vietnam War", repeated again in tonight's Democratic debate in Wisconsin? Obviously, not so much. Different strokes for different folks, I guess. Depending on political affiliation. Kerry also described anti-Communist efforts in the '80s...
  • LBJ's "Bunghole"... (MUST LISTEN! *BURP!*)

    09/24/2003 1:40:04 PM PDT · by MrJingles · 8 replies · 591+ views
    MSN.Com ^ | 8/24/97 | Jarboe Russel
    I've been searching for this for quite a while. The clip (found at the link) is a recording of a REAL telephone conversation between President Lyndon Johnson and his tailor. Johnson is ordering half-a-dozen pair of pants because he's putting on "about 20 pounds a month now." Enjoy! *BURP!*
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Gulf of Tonkin Incident (8/2/64) - Aug. 3rd, 2003

    08/03/2003 12:15:42 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 97 replies · 11,692+ views
    Military History Magazine ^ | 28 July, 1997 | Captain Ronnie E. Ford, U.S. Army
    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. God Bless America...................................................................................... ........................................... 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...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Operation Rolling Thunder (1965-1968)- My 16th, 2003

    05/16/2003 5:23:36 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 90 replies · 8,883+ views
    Dear Lord, There's a young man far from home, called to serve his nation in time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep him safe, we pray You keep him strong, we pray You send him safely home ... for he's been away so long. There's a young woman far from home, serving her nation with pride. Her step is strong, her step is sure, there is courage in every stride. We pray You keep her safe, we pray You keep her strong, we pray You send her safely home...
  • Watch & compare the 2003 MoveOn.org Daisy Ad with the 1964 LBJ original

    01/16/2003 12:47:46 PM PST · by editto · 6 replies · 455+ views
    MoveOn.org & PBS.org | Thursday, January 16th, 2003 | editto
    1964 LBJ campaign ad: Daisy: 60-second streaming RealVideo 2003 MoveOn.org anti-war ad: Daisy 2: 30-second streaming RealVideo