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  • Russia Clamps Down on Evangelism

    08/02/2016 12:13:06 PM PDT · by Lera · 17 replies
    How would you feel if tomorrow it became illegal to send an email to your friend, inviting them to church? This is the reality that Russian believers have suddenly woken up to, as a result of new anti-terror legislation which came into effect at the end of July, forbidding many forms of evangelism. Ostensibly to combat terrorism, Russia has clamped down hard on evangelism, and made life extremely difficult for our brothers and sisters who want to share the Good News freely there. There has been a great window of opportunity for the gospel to spread since the fall of...
  • Mexican President Doubles Down on Comparison of Trump to Hitler and Mussolini

    06/29/2016 6:13:38 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In March of this year, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto compared Donald Trump to Hitler and Mussolini. At the time, Peña Nieto said that Trump’s rhetoric was “the way that Mussolini arrived and the way Hitler arrived.” At a press conference today with President Obama and Canadian President Trudeau, Peña Nieto was asked if he stood by those remarks. Peña Nieto wordily replied that over decades, the world has made tremendous economic progress, but that “some” want to destroy what has been built. That is what Hitler and Mussolini did, said Peña Nieto. In concluding, Peña Nieto said “that was...
  • Daniel Pipes: There's a name for Trump's brand of politics: neo-fascism

    04/07/2016 3:38:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 7, 2016 | Daniel Pipes
    Of his many outrageous campaign statements, perhaps Donald J. Trump's most important ones concern his hoped-for role as president of the United States. When told that uniformed personnel would disobey his unlawful order as president to torture prisoners and kill civilians, Trump menacingly replied "They won't refuse. They're not going to refuse, believe me." Responding to criticism by the speaker of the House, Trump spoke like a Mafia don: "Paul Ryan, I don't know him well, but I'm sure I'm going to get along great with him. And if I don't? He's gonna have to pay a big price." ......
  • Trump's Plan to Make Mexico Pay for the Wall by Blocking Money Transfers

    04/05/2016 2:33:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush ^ | April 5, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, usually, ladies and gentlemen, the pattern for Donald Trump during the primary season has been that when he has lost a primary, he immediately changes the narrative the next day, usually by announcing an endorsement. So you got Christie endorsing, which changed the narrative of a Trump loss. Sometimes the endorsement happens the night of a loss, usually next morning. Same thing happened with Dr. Carson after another Trump loss. Carson comes out and endorses Trump, and that changes the narrative. It's smart. Trump has no new endorsements to announce, so what he has done today...
  • What Trump has wrought

    04/04/2016 6:19:55 PM PDT · by Mariner · 70 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | April 4th, 2016 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    As Wisconsinites head for the polls, our Beltway elites are almost giddy. For they foresee a Badger State bashing for Donald Trump, breaking his momentum toward the Republican nomination. Should The Donald fall short of the delegates needed to win on the first ballot, 1,237, there is growing certitude that he will be stopped. First by Ted Cruz; then, perhaps, by someone acceptable to the establishment, which always likes to have two of its own in the race. But this city of self-delusion should realize there is no going back for America. For, whatever his stumbles of the last two...

    03/07/2016 2:15:58 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 80 replies
    Ap ^ | 4/7/16 | AP
    MEXICAN PRESIDENT: TRUMP LANGUAGE LIKE THAT OF HITLER MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto compared the language of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to that of dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in an interview published Monday, and said it has hurt U.S.-Mexico relations. Asked about Trump, Pena Nieto complained to the Excelsior newspaper about "these strident expressions that seek to propose very simple solutions" and said that sort of language has led to "very fateful scenes in the history of humanity." "That's the way Mussolini arrived and the way Hitler arrived," Pena Nieto sai
  • Mexican President compares Trump to Hitler, Mussolini

    03/07/2016 5:39:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot ^ | March 7, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    Trump has had an ongoing war of words with former Mexican president Vicente Fox over who will pay for a new 1,000 mile long border wall. Now the current president of Mexico is weighing in and comparing Trump to Hitler and Mussolini. From the AP: Asked about Trump, Pena Nieto complained to the Excelsior newspaper about “these strident expressions that seek to propose very simple solutions” and said that sort of language has led to “very fateful scenes in the history of humanity.” “That’s the way Mussolini arrived and the way Hitler arrived,” Pena Nieto said. Pena Nieto until now...
  • Richard Gere: Donald Trump is America’s Mussolini – but intelligent people aren’t seeing this

    03/04/2016 4:55:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Evening Standard ^ | March 3, 2016 | Alison Roberts
    The actor brings his campaign for social change to London and talks getting ready for a political battle It's two days since Super Tuesday, that milestone in the US presidential primary calendar and the point at which candidates truly emerge from the party fray. And everyone -- of course -- is talking about Donald Trump. "Here's a guy who's obviously Mussolini," says the actor and Hollywood A-lister Richard Gere, who's in London to raise awareness of homelessness with a new film called Time Out of Mind. He's been on the road for the past week -- to Dublin and Glasgow,...
  • Republican Combat Vet: Trump Is Openly Advocating War Crimes

    03/04/2016 9:25:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 269 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 03/04/2016 | Christopher Massie
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, a former Air Force pilot who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said on Thursday that Donald Trump is openly advocating war crimes that would cause the soldiers who obeyed his orders to be jailed. “If you’re a private in the field and your major or your colonel orders you to do something that is a war crime, you actually bear responsibility, you can’t say that the colonel made me do it,” said Kinzinger, who is supporting Marco Rubio. “What Donald Trump, as wanting to be president of the United States is advocating, is a war...
  • A rant on this asinine Mussolini non-scandal

    02/29/2016 2:25:59 PM PST · by Claud · 17 replies
    Free Republic original | 2/29/2016 | Me
    So Alex Pareene at Gawker "proved" Donald Trump is a complete idiot right? The political enemies of Donald Trump—left and right--are all rushing to social media to tell us that. "Ha ha!! Donald Trump you dunce….retweeting a Fascist slogan!" Folks, if this story proves anything, it's that some Millennial pundits, their closets bursting to gravitational collapse with shiny participation trophies since they first lisped their names in nursery school, are under a psychotically self-absorbed delusion that they understand history better than anyone else who ever lived. Including the people who were there at the time. And—this is an even worse...
  • Gawker Twitter bot fed Donald Trump a Mussolini quote

    02/28/2016 5:02:07 PM PST · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    cbs ^ | february 28, 2016 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Donald Trump has been coming under fire for retweeting a quote from Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini on Twitter--and it turns out the whole thing was an elaborate setup by Gawker. In a Sunday post on Gawker's website, the news organization explains how one staffer created a Twitter bot account that periodically tweeted out quotes from Mussolini and attributed them to Trump. The account has tweeted multiple times a day, only at Trump, since December 2015. (Its photo is a picture of Mussolini photoshopped with Trump's hair.) "We came up with the idea for that Mussolini bot under the assumption that...
  • Donald Trump Quotes Mussolini And Says "What Difference Does It Make"

    02/28/2016 9:38:35 AM PST · by TBBT · 86 replies
    Redstate ^ | 2/28/16 | streiff
    Trending on Twitter right now is the retweet by Donald Trump. I'm using an image because I can't imagine this won't be memory-holed at some point: ********** Chuck Todd asked Trump about it on Meet the Press: ********** TRANSCRIPT TODD: You know right now on Twitter, there is a trending retweet of yours. You tweeted someone from "ilduce2016″ (okay, I wet myself, are you happy?), it was a Mussolini quote, but you didn't know it was Mussolini when you retweeted it, it said, "It is better to live one day as a lion than one hundred years as a sheep."*...
  • When Dad Is the Devil

    10/02/2015 2:13:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 2, 2015 | Mona Charen
    The bride, Edda, was 20, glamorous and well connected. The groom came from a prominent family. Their wedding was Italy's social event of the year in 1930. If the occasion was marred in any way, it was through the inability of the bride's father to part gracefully with his first-born daughter. He was so distraught that when the couple drove off for their honeymoon on Capri, Dad followed them for miles in his own car until Edda finally stopped, marched back to his car, and told him he had to turn around and go home. That is our introduction to...
  • Trump's bumptious body language dominates

    09/17/2015 8:13:47 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 152 replies ^ | Elizabeth Cohen
    For anyone who watched Wednesday night's Republican primary debate with the volume turned down, there was a clear winner, communication experts say: Donald Trump, hands down. "When it comes to body language, nobody does it better," says David Givens, director of the Center for Nonverbal Studies in Spokane, Washington. "He just neutralizes the opposition." *snip* He leans forward on the lectern. Trump's opponents tend to stand up straight, which might please their mothers, but doesn't do much for the audience. Givens notes that Trump puts his hands on the lectern and leans forward. "It's like he's doing a pushup. It's...
  • Obama’s NLRB just redefined the word “employer” and it’s going to be bad

    08/28/2015 9:20:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You can rightly complain about the things which go on inside the White House, the State Department, the Justice Department or the EPA and all of the headline grabbing controversies which erupt from them. None of them, however, may be up to nearly as much mischief as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) though it doesn’t seem to catch the attention of the media nearly as much. This week they were at it again and while a bit on the wonky side, a new wrinkle in the rules could spell big trouble for America’s employers and many, many workers....
  • Mussolini's husband arraigned

    06/22/2015 8:19:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    ANSA ^ | 6-22-15
    Rome prosecutors on Monday arraigned the husband of prominent Forza Italia (FI) politician Alessandra Mussolini on underage prostitution charges.     Floriani faces one to six years in prison if found guilty of being a client of two teen prostitutes working out of an apartment in the upscale Parioli neighborhood.     Eight ringleaders of the teen bordello have already been convicted. These include barman and pimp Mirko Ieni, who was sentenced to ten years behind bars. Army Corporal Major Nunzio Pizzacalla got seven years and the mother of one of the teens was sentenced to six years and loss of parental...
  • Read an Eye-Witness Account of Mussolini’s Final Moments

    04/28/2015 9:51:02 AM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 4/28/2015 | Lily Rothman
    Seventy years ago on this day, April 28, 1945, the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini was executed after a failed attempt to flee Italy with his mistress.
  • Mussolini's Alfa Romeo Sold at French Auction

    06/17/2014 11:35:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Local ^ | 15 Jun 2014
    Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's official car, an Alfa Romeo convertible, has fetched €180,000 at auction in France, the auctioneer said Saturday. An unnamed Russian museum bought the car, which needs complete restoration, at a sale in Caen-Carpiquet in northwestern France. Originally fitted with a silver dashboard and handles, the car was custom-built in 1937 for Italian King Victor Emmanuel III before becoming Mussolini's official car, according to expert Xavier Aiolfi.
  • Salvaging Caligula [Nemi Ships, Caligula, and Mussolini]

    11/25/2005 4:40:21 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies · 7,719+ views
    Time ^ | Feb. 4, 1929 | staff
    Nineteen centuries of foundered orgy looked up at the hydroairplane which last week waltzed high over Lake Nemi in the Alban hills back of Rome. And Giuseppe Cultrera, Etruscan scholar in the plane,* looked down from the vantage of his flying height through Nemi's waters and could see what none but groping divers theretofore had seen—the sunken Golden Barge whereon epileptic Emperor Caligula, great-grandson of Augustus, and his minions held their carouses.
  • Janet Yellen’s Fed Has The Makings Of A Potential Disaster

    11/15/2013 11:34:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/06/2013 @ 8:00AM | Keith Weiner
    President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen to be the next Federal Reserve Chairman. We need to know what she stands for if we want to predict what the central bank will do to us next. Clearly, Yellen will continue Bernanke’s Quantitative Easing, but her papers and speeches show that she is quite different from her predecessor. … … Yellen is all central planner. She gets her ideas, not from Friedman, but from John Maynard Keynes. Keynes did not trust markets, preferring government intervention. His prescribed solution to recession and unemployment is for the government to increase spending and the central...
  • ISLAMISTS & LEFTISTS CHASE College Republicans Out of Their Own Movie Screening (Video)

    06/08/2013 2:42:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 56 replies ^ | May 31, 2013 | jim hoft
    Portland State University College Republicans screened the film “Obsession” this week at a campus event. The film focuses radical Islam’s fascination and war with western civilization. During the screening a large contingent of socialists and Muslims stormed into the room and interrupted the show. The Islamo-leftists intimidate and shout down the College Republicans, effectively bullying them out of their own campus event. Then the videographer was escorted out of the public event.
  • Dangerous Times: How Euro-socialism Set off a Fascist Bomb

    03/02/2013 7:14:19 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 2, 2013 | James Lewis
    In the terrible economic crisis of 1922 Benito Mussolini got 25% of the vote in Italy. Two years later he had more than a majority. You know the rest. In the economic crisis of 2013, Beppe Grillo received 24% of the vote (see last week's analysis of Grillo's political beliefs). This week he blocked a government from forming. Grillo now controls the Senate, but he is going for a majority in both houses in the upcoming vote in June. That's in Italy, but in Greece the Golden Dawn party is following the same path. So is the new Hungarian fascist...
  • Power-Mad Bloomberg’s Next Agenda: Eco-Fascism

    02/15/2013 9:19:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | February 15, 2013 | Chris Graham
    It becomes a difficult task for those in power to resist the lure of acquiring even more power. The more they have, the more they want. No such example exists greater than that of New York City mayor-king Michael Bloomberg. This is the man who brought into existence the absurd and absurdly named National Salt Reduction Initiative, an incentive-based program designed to reduce the amount of salt in restaurant and prepackaged food. This is the man who, last year, banned the sale of sugary drinks, like sodas, in more than 16-oz containers. Why? Because what’s good for Bloomberg is what’s...
  • Mussolini not so bad, says Silvio Berlusconi

    01/28/2013 8:15:05 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 9 replies
    The Australian ^ | January 29, 2013 12:00AM | James Bone, Rome
    SILVIO Berlusconi provoked outrage on International Holocaust Remembrance Day yesterday by defending Benito Mussolini. His remarks coincided with preparations in Rome to build a museum dedicated to the victims next to the former fascist dictator's home. The former Prime Minister told journalists at a remembrance ceremony in Milan that Il Duce was right to ally himself with Hitler. A day after Angela Merkel acknowledged that Germany had "everlasting responsibility" for the Holocaust, Mr Berlusconi said Italy "does not have the same responsibilities as Germany". He added: "Obviously the government of that time, out of fear that German power might lead...
  • Mussolini Cult Alive and Well in Italy

    01/08/2013 11:31:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 01/08/2013 | Hans-Jürgen Schlamp
    Every year, thousands of people in Italy hang a fresh calendar of images depicting Benito Mussolini on their wall, just one of many indications that the cult of “Il Duce” is alive and well in the country. Many still consider the fascist dictator to have been an honorable man, and it is a weakness that politicians such as Silvio Berlusconi have been able to exploit. … The full extent of the Mussolini cult—a phenomenon many foreigners find difficult to understand—can be seen in Predappio, a small town in the Emilia-Romagna region with barely 7,000 inhabitants. As a tourist destination, Predappio...
  • VANITY: My Mom, age 70, continues to idolize Obama...

    10/05/2012 11:49:16 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 126 replies
    self | 10/5/12
    ... even after his DISASTROUS performance during the debate. She's Italian (came to this country at age 14 in 1956), and I just have a feeling that she misses Mussolini in some way and sees POTUS as a somewhat Mussolini-like figure. She's been all about "social justice" in recent years. She's been retired for over 10 years and receives an average pension. She's by no means "rich". Very middle class, and dare I say perhaps even lower middle class... In 2008, she supported Hillary until the very end, and eventually settled with Obama when he got the nomination. She LOVES...
  • Italian town glorifies Mussolini commander

    08/20/2012 5:44:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 20 August 2012
    A small Italian town has built a mausoleum and a memorial park honoring a ruthless fascist commander serving under Benito Mussolini and later convicted of war crimes. Field marshal Rodolfo Graziani, the notorious military commander in colonial wars in Ethiopia and Libya where he carried out massacres and used chemical weapons, was honored with the memorial in Affile, a small town near Rome. The decisions were taken even though the Italian constitution prohibits the glorification of fascist veterans. …
  • UN censors Norwegian girls' despot song

    08/10/2012 11:23:42 AM PDT · by Renfield · 29 replies
    The dreams of dozens of Norwegian girls ended in disenchantment on Saturday when organizers axed part of their show at the UN General Assembly in New York, citing concerns over lyrics listing some of history’s worst tyrants. The 46 members of the Norwegian Girls Choir had long looked forward to performing their song about war and peace at the General Assembly Hall, newspaper Aftenposten reports. But the girls, aged 12 to 19, never got to realize their ambition after the organizers of the Rhythms of One World Festival took fright on hearing the choir sound-check. As conductor Anne Karin Sundal-Ask...
  • Benito Obama or Obamalini?

    07/14/2012 5:44:52 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | July 13, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah notes practical similarities between BHO, Italian dictator Liberals won’t like this column. But they should read it. Because they keep making the same mistakes over and over again. Maybe they’ll learn something. Liberals and “progressives” loved Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator, who achieved power as a socialist and delivered on his promise in the form of fascism. His political maneuvering proved an inspiration to a younger German protégé by the name of Adolf Hitler – who allied with Mussolini in a bid to conquer all of Europe and much of the rest of the world. Today, liberals...
  • Who Dares Attack My Chesterton? (Long)

    06/05/2012 8:12:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies ^ | June 4th, 2012 | Zac Alstin
    Who Dares Attack My Chesterton? OpinionJune 4th, 2012 Zac Alstin The late Christopher Hitchens  It is a cliché of pop psychology that we are least able to tolerate people who remind us of our own selves. There’s only room for one Life Of The Party and we feel a twinge of antagonism toward anyone whose excellence threatens to outshine our own. I was reminded of this when I read Christopher Hitchens’ posthumously published review of a biography of the great British journalist G.K. Chesterton. It certainly was a curious valediction. As an obituary for Hitchens described: “Consider the mix. Constant pain, weak as...
  • The 'Sword of Islam' Vs the Catholic church, fascist Mussolini's Italy, 1938

    04/29/2012 3:23:24 PM PDT · by Milagros · 15 replies
    I am not making any apologies for, nor whitewashing Nazi-Germany crimes against the Jewish people as a whole, including annihilating at least 6,000,000 and wounding so many... for life. Nor for many Polish-Catholic helpers.. albeit some Poles did help the Jews. My focus of this piece is, speicifically about fascist Italy, pro-Islamic fascism Vs the Vatican that objected "racial" theories. Mediterranean Conflict with Britain Seen Behind Italian Anti-semitism February 15, 1938 ROME, Feb. 14 (JTA) – Italian anti-Semitism, increasing with the approach of the visit which Chancellor Adolf Hitler will pay to Premier Benito Mussolini in May, is nevertheless inspired...
  • Italian leftists claim German banker bomb

    12/08/2011 8:12:26 PM PST · by Qbert · 5 replies
    World News Australia ^ | 09 December 2011 | AAP
    An Italian far-left group has claimed responsibility for a letter bomb sent to Germany's top banker, police say, adding that further explosives may still be in the post. State police said it was possible that the "terrorist left-wing anarchist" group had sent other bombs in addition to one intercepted on Wednesday addressed to Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann at the bank's Frankfurt headquarters. "In the intensive search for evidence, authorities from the Hesse state crime office found a hidden, rolled up letter written in Italian," police said in a statement. "In it, the 'FAI - Federazione Anarchica Informale' (Informal Anarchist...
  • The Myth of Fascism

    10/31/2011 8:51:10 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | Monday, 31 October 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “History is a series of agreed-upon myths.” I’m not quite that cynical, but our history books do sometimes seem more like mythology than reality. In fact, in school we don’t even call the subject “history” anymore but “social studies” (socialist studies?). Yes, the victors write the history, and it’s pretty easy to see who has been winning the culture war for the last 100-odd years. “You’re a fascist!” It’s an accusation so common that I can only paraphrase Helter Skelter figure Charles Manson’s remarks about being “crazy” and say, there was a time when being a...
  • Tony Bennett Changes His Tune on 9/11 Remarks

    09/21/2011 8:16:44 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 58 replies ^ | 9/21/11 | Brian Canova
    Tony Bennett recorded “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” in 1962, but with his recent comments about terrorism and the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, he left behind some controversy. Appearing on “The Howard Stern Show” Monday to promote his new album, “Duets II,” the singer ended up discussing his military service during World War II and the impact it had on him. “The first time I saw a dead German, that’s when I became a pacifist,” he said. Sixty-five years after leaving his military life behind, Bennett has sold more than 50 million...
  • Berlusconi boasts of sleeping with eight women in one night

    09/17/2011 7:48:11 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 17 September 2011 | Nick Squires
    The conversations were wire-tapped as part of an investigation into an alleged prostitution ring surrounding the prime minister Mr Berlusconi was recorded gloating about the encounters, and lamenting that he could not manage another three women that night. The conversations were wire-tapped as part of an investigation into an alleged prostitution ring surrounding the prime minister. The taped conversations also suggested for the first time that Mr Berlusconi gave money to the women he allegedly slept with, contradicting his repeated insistence that he has never paid for sex. In revelations which are set to test Italian tolerance to the limit,...
  • How Osama bin Laden's Corpse Should Have Been Treated

    05/04/2011 12:11:01 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 14 replies
    The Stentorian ^ | 5/4/11 | Winged Hussar 1683
    My response to the need to be [Michael Savage whining voice] sennnnsssitive [/Michael Savage whining voice] to the barbarians. If the following was good enough for Mussolini, it would have been good enough for Osama bin Laden.
  • A Study of Catholic Action (Catholic Caucus)

    12/13/2010 9:18:49 AM PST · by tesbassa · 1 replies
    Irish Press ^ | September 20th, 1958
    “CATHOLIC ACTION” at once reminds us older folk of a famous flare-up between the late Pope Pius XI and Mussolini in 1931, only two years after the signing of the Lateran Pacts which ended the long cold war between the Vatican and the Italian State. In one of the most vigorous of his encyclicals, Non Abbiamo Bisogno, Pius XI denounced the campaign launched by the Fascists against the Catholic youth organisations of the Italian Catholic Action.The breach between Fascism and Catholicism, thus revealed to a startled world, was all the more astonishing because the Concordat of 1929 had established “Catholic...
  • Berlusconi babes fight as coalition looks shaky (Berlusconi's a pimp)

    11/27/2010 10:34:02 PM PST · by max americana · 16 replies
    UK telegraph ^ | Nov 27, 2010 | Nicky Squires
    He famously once declared that Left-wing Italian women were less attractive than their Right-wing counterparts. But having proved his point by packing his government with ex-beauty queens and showgirls, Silvio Berlusconi is discovering that good looks do not necessarily go with good tempers. In the latest crisis to hit the scandal-ridden prime minister, his tottering centre-right coalition is under threat after a vicious catfight between two of his most glamourous female allies. In one corner is Mara Carfagna, 34, a former topless model who Mr Berlusconi - without any apparent sense of irony - appointed equal opportunities minister two years...
  • Auction revives Capone's take on how to run U.S.

    11/14/2010 7:00:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 11/14/2010
    Auction revives Capone's take on how to run U.S. He said with a Mussolini in charge, U.S. could conquer world November 13, 2010 BY SUN-TIMES STAFF An auction of an autograph by Al Capone, signed on stationery from his Chicago headquarters, has revived a rare magazine interview the gangster gave in which he reflects on American life and his role in it. The autograph was given to Peter Marisca, who was the driver of Liberty Magazine journalist Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr., on stationery from the Lexington Hotel at 22nd and Michigan. The scrawl, being auctioned by R.R. Auction in Amherst, N.H.,...
  • Politico Compares Newt Gingrich to Mussolini

    08/18/2010 9:16:15 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 18 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | August 19, 2010 | ZIP
    (Politico) — A regular correspondent wondered why Newt Gingrich’s recent declaration on the planned downtown mosque sounded so familiar, and found this: Gingrich: There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia. Mussolini: There will be a mosque in Rome, the Fascist ruler said, only when a Roman Catholic church is permitted in Mecca.
  • Holy Shroud was hidden from Hitler's grasp in Benedictine Abbey (here are the details)

    04/08/2010 3:02:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 726+ views
    cna ^ | April 8, 2010
    An image of the Shroud of Turin. Rome, Italy, Apr 8, 2010 / 10:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy Shroud was transferred from Turin during World War II to keep it out of reach of Adolph Hitler, according to a Benedictine priest in a southern Italian abbey. Monks in Avellino, Italy stored the relic until 1946 "officially to protect it from bombs, in reality to hide it from the Fuhrer, who was obsessed with it," the monk said. Sensing the dangers posed by German officials' interest in the Shroud during a visit from Hitler to Italy in 1938, the...
  • Today in History: Freedom v. Fascism

    03/23/2010 11:58:06 AM PDT · by patlin · 5 replies · 224+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3-23-2010 | NYTLN
    1775 Patrick Henry called for America's independence from Britain, telling the Virginia Provincial Convention, "Give me liberty, or give me death!" 1919 Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist political movement in Milan, Italy. 1933 The German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act, which effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial legislative powers.
  • Churchill 'Scrapped' Plan to Kill Mussolini

    03/12/2010 1:28:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 619+ views
    Britain's wartime flying chief Arthur "Bomber" Harris chalked out a "brilliant" plan to assassinate Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini during World War II, but the then PM Winston Churchill rejected it, de-classified documents have revealed. According to the documents, Harris, the then head of Royal Air Force bomber command, wanted to use the famous Dam Busters to assassinate Mussolini and sought Churchill 's permission to plan the precision strike in 1943. In fact, the British flying chief wanted the crack 617 Squadron to swoop low over Rome and bomb Mussolini's office and home simultaneously in an attempt to kill "Il...
  • Freeper Authors at CPAC: "Pursuing Liberty" Introduced

    02/25/2010 6:48:14 PM PST · by bootless · 57 replies · 823+ views
    Pursuing Liberty ^ | 02.25.10 | Emberson (bootless) & Lindstrom (Tigerized)
    Rick's View (aka Tigerized, Proud Dad of a US Marine): This was my first CPAC, and it didn't disappoint! We had come to CPAC to announce our upcoming book "Pursuing Liberty," and attending this conference was just incredible on so many levels. Imagine walking into a thriving community from the intellectual wilderness, and discovering (with very few exceptions) that all of the residents were highly motivated patriots, deeply concerned about our country's rapid slide into socialism. In many ways, CPAC was the ideal place to introduce "Pursuing Liberty" to the public. What's "Pursuing Liberty?" It's a collection of ten true...
  • Here’s what happened. Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg

    02/22/2010 5:09:18 AM PST · by mattstat · 12 replies · 833+ views
    In 1793, influenced by the writings of weeping pussy willow philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau, and a year after they joyfully stuffed their king in a hole, French intellectuals created the Committee for Public Safety, in which it was decided that the safest thing to do was to lop off as many heads as possible. “L’etat c’est les peuple,“, said Robespierre. “And I know what is best for them, for I am an expert.” It was true: Robespierre was a lawyer and was very smart. He said, “To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency. To forgive them is barbarity.” However,...
  • The true definition of fascism (video)

    01/19/2010 12:43:37 PM PST · by mainestategop · 2 replies · 406+ views
    youtube ^ | MAINESTATEGOP FASCISM: WHAT IT REALLY IS AND WHAT IT REALLY MEANS. This new movie exposes the true defintion of fascism, What is fascism? Fascism has been a word thrown around a lot lately. It is being misinterpreted and abused especially in politics. This video teaches us its real meaning in its pure form, centralized government control over all of us. Be sure to visit my youtube channel for more awesome movies Also note I updated and reloaded this because of a few typos and missing text. I used the background music for simcity 3000 because these games actually have quite...
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics Fascism

    01/14/2010 10:36:58 AM PST · by thefoundersrock · 5 replies · 257+ views
    Library of Economics and Liberty ^ | 2008 | Sheldon Richman
    If a formal architect of fascism can be identified, it is Benito Mussolini, the onetime Marxist editor who, caught up in nationalist fervor, broke with the left as World War I approached and became Italy’s leader in 1922. Mussolini distinguished fascism from liberal capitalism in his 1928 autobiography: The citizen in the Fascist State is no longer a selfish individual who has the anti-social right of rebelling against any law of the Collectivity. The Fascist State with its corporative conception puts men and their possibilities into productive work and interprets for them the duties they have to fulfill. (p. 280)...
  • Nazis & Communists: Ideological Bedfellows

    10/31/2009 8:37:57 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies · 879+ views
    tna ^ | 10.30.09 | Bruce Walker
    Benito Mussolini has an infamous place in modern history, as well he should. Nearly everyone knows Mussolini as the dictator of Fascist Italy and the ally of Nazi Germany in the Second World War. But that is only part of the story.  Mussolini began his political career as an avowed Marxist (defined as the atheist philosophy which holds that capitalism is bad because it enriches a few capitalists to the detriment of masses of laborers and that laborers should take control of all means of production — in order, in theory though not in practice, to be fair to the...
  • Don't do a lot of talking

    08/08/2009 5:47:59 PM PDT · by sussex · 10 replies · 495+ views
    If it sounds like Putin and acts like Mussolini it's probably Obama..

    06/02/2009 1:34:43 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 23 replies · 812+ views
    The Freedom Post ^ | June 2, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    Corporatism boils down to this: The government tells industry (and eventually labor unions) what to do and that they must do it for the supposed good of the country, or else their individual leaders will pay a price. Doesn't this sound similar to what is happening to the auto industry today?