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  • In 1961, the Bel Air-Brentwood Fire burned more than 500 structures

    12/10/2017 12:59:16 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 20 replies
    LA Curbed ^ | December 6, 2017 | Elijah Chiland
    Multiple fires sweeping through Los Angeles are creating nightmarish scenes that, for many longtime residents, may bring back memories of the Bel Air-Brentwood Fire of 1961—arguably the most destructive in the city’s long history. The blaze started the morning of November 6, and at at 8:15 a.m., a construction crew reported that brush was burning above Stone Canyon, just off Mulholland Drive. As former Los Angeles firefighter Frank Borden recalled in 2015, a “dark billowing cloud of smoke” soon began to appear above the canyon, making it clear before many fire crews were even dispatched to the scene that this...
  • Monica Crowley on Why The Swamp Hates Donald Trump

    12/03/2017 9:38:59 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 37 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 1, 2017 | Monica Crowley
    Because finally, finally this country has elected someone not of, by, and for the swamp, someone who owes them nothing and does not fear them: Donald J. Trump. I freaking love Donald Trump. The reason the swamp hates him, of course, is manifold. He is proven to be a potent crusher of political correctness and polite society, the way things are supposed to be said, i.e. not on Twitter, and a crusher of that elite vanguard also known as the swamp. He came in and he promised to smash their corrupt existing order, to overturn the money changers' tables. Right?...
  • A Faulty Retelling of "The Vietnam War"

    10/31/2017 7:59:03 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 37 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | Sunday, October 29, 2017 | Oliver North
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: By Oliver North October 16, 2017 Richard Nixon kept his promises, Ken Burns did not When Richard Nixon was in the White House, I was in Vietnam and he was my commander in chief. When I was on Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council staff, I had the opportunity to brief former President Nixon on numerous occasions and came to admire his analysis of current events, insights on world affairs and compassion for our troops. His preparation for any meeting or discussion was exhaustive. His thirst for information was unquenchable and his tolerance for fools was nonexistent. Mr. Nixon’s...
  • How Fast Food Chains Supersized Inequality

    08/03/2017 4:33:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 2, 2017 | Max Holleran
    When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans there was a brief moment of shocked compassion before racial anxieties flooded the Internet. Victims of the disaster were quickly recast as looters, criminals, and layabouts. They were government “dependents” seeking even more entitlements now that they were bona fide survivors. Some of these hideous opinions drew on the physical “evidence” of the bad character of hurricane survivors: their size. The mostly black bodies crowding the Superdome, getting on rafts, and being carried away by helicopters, were too large for online critics. Obesity, while common in the US and over-represented in the South, was...
  • Khmer Rouge torture chief weeps at "Killing Fields" (U N-backed tribunal)

    02/26/2008 12:45:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 329+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/08 | Ek Madra
    CHOEUNG EK, Cambodia (Reuters) - The chief torturer under the Khmer Rouge "Killing Fields" regime wept and prayed on Tuesday as he led the judges who will try him for crimes against humanity around the mass graves for some of its victims. Duch, also known as Kaing Guek Eav, accompanied 80 judges, lawyers and other officials of a U.N.-backed tribunal to the 129 graves, uncovered after a Vietnamese invasion sent the Khmer Rouge back to the jungles in 1979. "I saw Duch kneel in front of the trees where Khmer Rouge soldiers smashed children to death," a policeman told reporters...
  • Why Do They Hate Her? Hillary Clinton is the most maligned presidential loser in history.

    06/04/2017 12:56:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | June 3, 2017 | Joshua Zeitz, contributing editor
    On January 20, 1961, Richard Nixon retired from public life. After losing a painfully close race for the White House, the former vice president relocated his family to California—his home state and scene of so many early political triumphs, where he and his wife, Pat, now planned to build a handsome, four-bedroom ranch house in an exclusive subdivision in Bel Air. For the first time in his life, Nixon was earning real money—roughly $3 million annually in today’s dollars—as a lawyer, syndicated columnist and book author. So it gnawed at his ego when the Los Angeles Times ran a sensational...
  • History shows rushing to impeach the President could backfire

    05/22/2017 6:24:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Brisbane Times | May 22, 2017 | Michael J. Gerhardt for The Washington Post
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/history-shows-rushing-to-impeach-the-president-could-backfire-20170522-gwaasw.html
  • Nixon talking about IQ tests and other things (1971 Conversation with Daniel Patrick Moynihan)

    05/20/2017 9:00:07 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5-14-2017 | Kevin Afton
    This Conversation recorded in 1971 between President Nixon and his advisor Daniel Patrick Moynihan focuses on an article read by the two men regarding IQ. Nixon was preparing to "close the gap" between high-performing and low-performing students in schools (which has cost billions) and wanted to have as much information before he made his decision. The two men, in the recording do use the slur "eskimos" to refer to Jewish folk, but only in the sense that they say "eskimos" have a higher IQ than Caucasians, so not much of a slur. I just love listening to recordings like this,...
  • Would Mike Pence Be President If Trump Were Impeached? He's A Conservative Favorite (Idiot alert)

    05/13/2017 2:58:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Bustle ^ | May 13, 2017 | Chris Tognotti
    After a tumultuous week for President Donald Trump, a lot of people are talking impeachment. First, he fired former FBI director James Comey, then admitted he did so while considering the Trump-Russia investigation in a nationally televised interview. Days later, he tweeted the suggestion that he may have secretly recorded a conversation with Comey. With impeachment foremost in many people's minds, you might be wondering what Trump's removal from office would mean for the executive branch. Namely, would Mike Pence become president if Trump were impeached? If you're a Democrat or a progressive dreaming of impeachment, it's worth pumping the...
  • More Trump: Hey, maybe I’m taping White House conversations, or something (Nixon Redux?)

    05/12/2017 7:05:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    From the Twitter frying pan into the Twitter fire. Donald Trump claimed in an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt that James Comey asked to meet with him in order to save his job. During that dinner, Trump said, Comey insisted that Trump was not a target of the Russia probe, emphasis mine: HOLT: Let me ask you about your termination letter to Mr. Comey. You write “I greatly appreciate you informing me on three separate occasions that I am not under investigation.” Why did you put that in there?TRUMP: Because he told me that. I mean he told me...
  • Democrats Desperate To Turn Trump Into Nixon

    05/11/2017 3:51:12 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 55 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/10/2017 | Staff
    Comeygate: Democrats, who just weeks ago were screaming for James Comey's scalp, have now reversed themselves after President Trump fired the FBI director. Instead of thanking Trump, Dems are likening him to Richard Nixon, and calling for a "special prosecutor" into the firing. Can politicized calls for impeachment be far behind? Watching the Democrats splutter in splenetic rage in recent days has been priceless, a lesson in instantaneous political outrage whipped up not out of legitimate moral indignation but purely for political ends. Things sure change. Back in November, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wanted Comey's head after he reopened...
  • Former Richard Nixon counsel says Trump’s Comey firing is like ‘accelerated’ Watergate

    05/10/2017 12:23:14 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey looks like Watergate in fast-forward, says the Richard Nixon staffer who helped expose that scandal. “The White House just totally botched this,” John Dean, Nixon’s White House Counsel, told the Daily News Wednesday morning. “If this was not a strong-arm play to slow down the investigation, they certainly did make it look like one.” Dean described the whole situation as “Nixonian,” but said there was notable differences between this and Watergate. In particular, he noted, the pace of Trump’s drama seems “accelerated.” Even the Richard Nixon Presidential Library wanted to separate the...
  • Trump is Nixon. Libs are insane

    05/10/2017 8:14:01 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
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    I am loving libs going crazy over Trumps firing of Comey. Now Trump is Nixon comparing him to the Saturday night massacre in 1973. I hope they run with the crap for months and bury themselves even more in 2018. Trumps timing could not have been better with the move and the letter from Rosenstein is a knock out blow.
  • When Democrats lose (1972 & Watergate versus 2016)

    04/30/2017 3:23:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 30, 2017 | Scott Johnson
    Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein both spoke at the White House Correspondents Dinner last night. Time has posted their speeches in case you were otherwise occupied at the time. They had some advice for President Trump. In part they revisited past glories covering the Watergate scandal and taking down President Nixon. They have a few loose ends to tie up. For example, they still haven’t discovered what Nixon’s guys were looking for inside the offices of the Democratic National Committee. Watergate served its purpose, however, and the boys have moved on. Edward Jay Epstein asked whether the press had uncovered...
  • Mom furious after daughter implanted with dangerous contraception on school trip

    04/16/2017 10:33:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 12, 2017 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    TULSA, Oklahoma, April 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — An Oklahoma mother allowed her daughter to go on an educational field trip only to have her return with a three-year chemical contraceptive implant inside her arm. Langston Hughes Academy hosts an annual sex-ed class by Youth Services of Tulsa. When Miracle Foster's daughter wanted to learn more, she allowed her to visit the clinic. But Youth Services of Tulsa is part of the Tulsa Area Teen Pregnancy Prevention Collaborative, whose PregNOT program began in 2010 with $1.5 million in tax funding from the Obama Health and Human Services' Office of Adolescent Health....
  • Nixon, LBJ & the First Shots in the Judges' War

    04/07/2017 5:47:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    The Democrats' drive to defeat Neil Gorsuch is the latest battle in a 50-year war for control of the Supreme Court -- a war that began with a conspiracy against Richard Nixon by Chief Justice Earl Warren, Justice Abe Fortas and Lyndon Johnson. By June 1968, Nixon, having swept his primaries, was cruising to the nomination and probable victory in November. The establishment was aghast. Warren's bitterness toward Nixon dated to their California days. Sen. Nixon had worked behind the scenes for Ike's nomination in 1952, though Gov. Warren was California's favorite son. Warren had been crushed and humiliated --...
  • POLL: Do you believe President Trump's claims about Obama's Nixonesque wire taps?

    03/04/2017 11:02:42 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 64 replies
    Do you believe President Trump's claims about Obama's Nixonesque wire taps? No Not Sure Yes
  • CIA Agent Tells Al Arabiya Details of Saddam Hussein Interrogation

    02/19/2017 8:49:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Monday, 20 February 2017 | Sabah Nahi
    The CIA analyst who interrogated Saddam Hussein has told Al Arabiya he had no doubt the person captured and whom he later grilled, was the former Iraqi leader. “I was certain beyond a shadow of a doubt, it was him when I first set eyes on him”, John Nixon told Al Arabiya. Nixon was the agent chosen to interrogate Saddam when the ex-Iraqi president was captured by American troops in December 2003. “My prime responsibility was to amass as much as possible intelligence about Saddam Hussein. When he was captured by the US forces, I had prepared a list of...
  • Thank the Heavens for Hank Paulson's Wonderful Memory

    02/07/2010 8:19:18 AM PST · by FromLori · 18 replies · 648+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 2/7/10 | Robert Wenzel
    Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. is out with his new book, On the Brink, where he details his version of events that occurred on Wall Street and Washington D.C.during the financial crisis while he was Treasury Secretary. All that you really need to know about this fairy tale can be found in the front of the book in what is labeled as "Author's Notes". In this preface, Paulson tells us that he doesn't take notes and doesn't use email and his staff was frustrated because he didn't send out memos, but fortunately, he tells us, he has a very...
  • 47.9%: Obama Had Lower Average Approval Rating Than Nixon or Bush

    01/23/2017 8:31:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 23, 2017 | 9:50 AM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama had an average approval rating of 47.9 percent during his time in office, according to the Gallup poll. That puts him behind Richard Nixon, who resigned, and George W. Bush, who saw his approval rating drop as low as 25 percent near the end of his term. It puts him ahead of only Gerald Ford (47.2 percent), Jimmy Carter (45.5 percent) and Harry Truman (45.4 percent). …