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  • Congratulations, Dummies: You Canceled the First Black Oscar Winner

    07/02/2020 6:22:46 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 32 replies
    Now that we’re in the book-burning stage of the revolution, Black Lives Matter has managed to cancel one of the most historically significant films in American history. And in doing so, they have all but erased the film career of the first black Oscar winner. Nice going, idiots! What’s your next trick going to be? Burning down all the grocery stores in black neighborhoods? Oh, wait… During the ongoing streaming wars that have been happening under the radar, entertainment companies are gobbling up the rights to classic films. Each company hopes that its exclusive content will be enough reason for...
  • Nadler Calls for End to Durham Probe [semi-satire]

    06/26/2020 9:03:31 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Jun 2020 | John Semmens
    Newly released documents written by Peter Strzok in 2017 proving that former President Barack Obama was active in the scheme to undermine the Trump Administration prompted House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerrod Nadler (D-NY) to demand an end to the coup investigation being conducted by U.S. Attorney John Durham. "James Comey, John Brennan, James Clapper, Peter Strzok, and all the rest were working at the explicit direction of President Obama," Nadler said. "Whatever so-called crimes they may have committed under orders from the President were fully authorized. President Obama is immune because as President Nixon pointed out, under the Constitution if...
  • Was Richard Nixon impeached? Yes, by a 412 to 3 vote

    03/09/2020 10:24:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    myvalleynews ^ | 03/09/2020 | Harold Pease, Ph.D.
    Most people hold that since former President Richard M. Nixon resigned from office as president before the full House of Representatives could vote on the articles of impeachment, he therefore was not impeached. But they omit the House vote 12 days after he resigned. There were two votes on impeachment by the full House of Representatives. The first, Feb. 6, 1974, was a vote 410 for and 4 against, authorizing impeachment proceedings against Nixon which allowed the House Judiciary Committee to begin the formal inquiry. Talk of such had preceded this vote for several months. Thereafter, following six months of...
  • Guest Opinion: Nixon’s Vietnam strategy destroyed American lives

    03/02/2020 7:44:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    theintell ^ | 03/02/2020 | Jean Mollack
    Two recent letters to this newspaper have reminded readers of Richard Nixon’s actions during the Vietnam War: how he escalated the terrible conflict and expanded it into Cambodia and Laos before finally agreeing to the long overdue settlement that ended it. The year of 1968 was unforgettable to history. There were so many events happening then: the war in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the Tet Offensive, the riots after King’s murder, the unrest at the Democratic convention after Kennedy’s slaying where Humphrey took the nomination from Eugene McCarthy, the presidential campaign between...
  • Robert B. Reich: Trump has out-Nixoned Nixon

    02/19/2020 6:22:33 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    nvdaily ^ | 02/18/2020 | Robert B Reich
    “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it sometimes rhymes,” Mark Twain is reputed to have said. My first job after law school was as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. I reported for work September 1974, just weeks after Richard Nixon resigned. In the years leading up to his resignation, Nixon turned the Justice Department and FBI into his personal fiefdom, enlisting his political appointees to reward his friends and penalize his enemies. Reports about how compromised the Justice Department had become generated enough public outrage to force the appointment of the first Watergate special prosecutor, Archibald Cox.
  • Conservatives Destiny: Conservation

    02/11/2020 7:29:50 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 1 replies
    The sameness of the words conservative and conservation shows where the future of environmentalism lies.
  • Dick Cavett Breaks Down Why Trump Got Away With His Crimes When Nixon Couldn’t

    02/11/2020 10:33:32 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 79 replies
    thedailybeast ^ | 02/10/2020 | Matt Wilstein
    Oh my God, I’ve made a bad impression already,” Dick Cavett says apologetically after I ever-so-gently correct his pronunciation of my name. When I suggest that I should be the one worried about interviewing one of the all-time great interviewers, he’s quick to put me at ease. “You’d better put that aside and out of your mind,” he tells me. “I can’t detect any faults in you so far. I’ve reached the 83-year-old talk show legend by phone at his home in Connecticut just a few days before the new documentary, Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes, is...
  • 1972 Presidential Election Map

    01/12/2020 1:20:59 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 66 replies
  • Pinkerton: What Trump Might Have Learned from Richard Nixon: Vietnam Then, Iran Now

    01/07/2020 6:25:22 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/05/2020 | James P Pinkerton
    The Republican president, running for re-election, orders airstrikes against a foreign foe. Back home, street protests erupt, and TV pundits and newspaper editorialists rage; there are even new calls for impeachment. And it’s later learned that the president told his top diplomat, in regard to the aerial bombardment, “The bastards have never been bombed like they’re going to be bombed this time.” These words then provoke critics to call the president, among other epithets, crazy.
  • Nixon historian questions possible Trump visit to Russia

    01/03/2020 10:09:03 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    thehill ^ | 12/31/2019 | John Bowden
    The former head of Richard Nixon's presidential library questioned on Tuesday whether President Trump's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and a possible trip to Moscow undermine American interests around the world. In an interview with CNN's "OutFront," Timothy Naftali questioned whether Trump would be boosting Putin's image and reputation by attending a Victory Day parade in Russia at his invitation, which Trump suggested in November he might do. "The question is whether our president is representing U.S. national interests or representing his own interests," Naftali said.

    12/27/2019 7:58:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 131 replies
    newsweek ^ | 12/24/2019 | JennI Fink
    There are "significant differences" between former President Richard Nixon's impeachment process and President Donald Trump's, according to journalist Tom Brokaw, including how the two leaders handled difficult times in office. "Nixon was always aware of being presidential," Brokaw told MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Monday night. "Trump plays from the gutter frankly." Last week, the House of Representatives voted along party lines to impeach Trump for abuse of power and obstructing Congress. Trump has maintained his innocence since the inquiry into his dealings with Ukraine was launched in September, calling the process a "witch hunt," and his supporters, including Republican legislators,...
  • What Trump learned from Watergate

    12/21/2019 9:04:24 AM PST · by bitt · 33 replies ^ | 12/21/2019 | don suber
    Geoff Shepard graduated from Harvard Law School and spent five years on Nixon’s White House staff, including being deputy counsel on his Watergate defense team. He went on to become a successful Philadelphia lawyer. In retirement, he has gone back to research Watergate. The archives have revealed that Nixon was railroaded. In American Spectator, Shepard wrote, "There is documented proof of a series of secret meetings between Chief Judge John Sirica and Watergate prosecutors. I don’t know which is the bigger surprise: that they were secretly meeting to resolve issues in advance of trial or that they were documenting their...
  • Operation Nickel Grass [Yom Kippur war supply airlift]

    12/13/2019 4:58:39 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 53 replies
    Various ^ | Fri, 12/13/19 | Various
    Operation Nickel GrassExcerpt: The Arab states had trained well and Moscow had supplied equipment on a colossal scale, including 600 advanced surface-to-air missiles, 300 MiG-21 fighters, 1,200 tanks, and hundreds of thousands of tons of consumable war materiel. By Monday, the Israelis were reeling as missiles supplied by the Soviet Union took a heavy toll on aircraft and tanks. The IDF was running out of artillery shells and the Israeli Air Force warned that its capability to sustain combat would be exhausted within the week... On 12 October, Nixon decided that no more delays could be allowed, and ordered the...
  • Weld: Trump Has Committed Impeachable Offenses 'Way Worse Than Nixon'

    12/10/2019 8:27:14 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    wgbh ^ | 12/09/2019 | Steven Senne
    Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld told WGBH News Morning Edition Host Joe Mathieu Monday that Trump has committed impeachable offenses "way worse than Nixon" and should be removed from office. "I'm a longtime federal prosecutor. ... I've never seen such evidence in an obstruction case," Weld said. "Extorting a foreign leader to come interfere in a U.S. election for the advantage of the person doing the extorting, that's as bad as it gets in terms of what the framers were afraid of, and what they thought should be grounds for removal." Weld added that he thinks...
  • Virgil: Richard Nixon’s Lessons on Beating Impeachment

    12/09/2019 6:24:19 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/08/2019 | Virgil
    Virgil has channeled the thinking of Richard Nixon, as he watches the latest impeachment hearings. Yes, I died in 1994, but I still keep up with the news—especially, of course, news about impeachment. In 1974, after I was railroaded out of the White House by partisan Democrats, hypocritical liberals, and self-righteous reporters, I made a vow: Never again let that sort of railroading happen to a Republican president. That is, I would share lessons learned about protecting the presidency, always—whether I was in this world, or the next. Happily, my advice has been working, both for Ronald Reagan and, now,...
  • House Dem: Impeach Accusations Against Trump 'More Serious' Than Against Nixon

    12/03/2019 7:58:15 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    newsmax ^ | 12/01/2019 | Cathy Burke
    Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., who worked on the impeachments of Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, said Sunday the accusations against President Donald Trump are “more serious” because they involve a foreign nation. In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Lofgren, who drafted an article of impeachment against Nixon, said she “would welcome an opportunity to reach a different conclusion about the president's misconduct.”
  • William Ruckelshaus, Who Quit in ‘Saturday Night Massacre,’ Dies at 87

    11/28/2019 1:02:59 PM PST · by Borges · 42 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/28/2019 | Robert D. McFadden
    William D. Ruckelshaus, who resigned as deputy attorney general rather than carry out President Richard M. Nixon’s illegal order to fire the independent special Watergate prosecutor in the constitutional crisis of 1973 known as the “Saturday Night Massacre,” died on Wednesday at his home in Seattle. He was 87.
  • Syria: Will "Cradle of Civilization ... become its Grave"?

    11/26/2019 1:41:02 PM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    American Minute ^ | September 6, 2019 | Bill Federer
    President Nixon, in his last official address, left a cryptic warning of the Middle East " that the cradle of civilization will not become its grave." The "cradle of civilization" is the Mesopotamian Valley, also called "the fertile crescent." The Fertile Crescent begins south of Mount Ararat, the traditional resting site of Noah's Ark, and continues south to the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. This area later became the lands of: Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Cyprus, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Syria, and Assyria. Assyria is mentioned in the Book of Genesis, where it describes the location of the Garden...
  • Richard Nixon's son-in-law says Dems' impeachment inquiry being driven by 'AOC effect'

    11/18/2019 2:47:26 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 11/18/2019 | Joshua Nelson
    President Richard Nixon’s son-in-law said Monday that House Democrats are being driven by the “AOC effect," arguing that Speaker Nancy Pelosi faced significant pressure from far-left members to pursue impeachment. “Most of her conference is in majority Democratic districts and they are all scared of a primary and that’s what’s driving them in large part,” Ed Cox told “Fox & Friends." Cox said that despite Pelosi’s initial decision to pull back the impeachment push, the lawmaker chose to maintain her position in leadership by going along with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s, D-Calif., impeachment inquiry.
  • Nancy Pelosi says President Trump ‘so much worse’ than Richard Nixon

    11/18/2019 2:35:17 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/17/2019 | Lee Brown
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday insisted President Trump was “so much worse” than Richard Nixon — suggesting he would quit the White House if he cared about the US. “It’s really a sad thing,” Pelosi said on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” calling Trump an “imposter” who was “way over his head” as commander in chief. “I mean, what the president did was so much worse than even what Richard Nixon did, that at some point Richard Nixon cared about the country enough to recognize that this could not continue,” she said of the only US president to ever resign...