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  • Missouri audit critical of Gov. Nixon, Lt. Gov. Kinder

    09/22/2011 3:24:39 AM PDT · by Optimist · 10 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 09/21/2011 | By DAVE HELLING
    Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder voted to send $2.5 million in state funds to a non-profit company he headed, giving the appearance of a conflict of interest, according to auditors. Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich’s office said today in a report that Kinder served as chairman of the board of Tour of Missouri, Inc., which promoted state-wide cycling races in 2008 and 2009. At the same time, auditors noted, Kinder served as chairman of the state’s Tourism Commission and voted for budgets that sent $2.5 million in state money to the corporation for the events. “The commission minutes do not indicate...
  • Kazakhstani Veteran of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War

    07/23/2005 2:27:54 AM PDT · by struwwelpeter · 1 replies · 740+ views
    Noviy Vestnik (New Herald) Karaganda, Kazakhstan ^ | July 20th, 2005 | Sergey Tereshchenko
    Original title: "Egyptian"Karagandan took part in the last Arab-Israeli war Karaganda resident Danakan Nurgaliev is a man with a rare history. He is the only one in our city with the rights and benefits of a soldier-internationalist, though he was never in Afghanistan. Danakan Kasymovich did his duty in a country a bit further away - in Egypt, during the Arab-Israeli war of 1973. "I was born in the Taldykurganskaya district in 1952," Danakan said. "When called up for military service, I was sent first to Amur, in the air defense forces. After about a half-year they sent us through...
  • MO Governor Nixon Issues Executive Order to Establish Obamacare Exchanges–Update: Nixon Backs Down?

    09/15/2011 12:04:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/15/11 | Publius
    We’ve just learned that the Missouri Health Insurance Pool has just voted on behalf of the state to accept $21 million dollars from the federal government to establish an health exchange here in Missouri. They are designating John Huff as the director. Didn’t Missourians vote overwhelmingly against Obamacare in 2008 with theirProp C vote? Just like President Obama does all the time, Nixon is taking the executive order route – completely bypassing the legislature. Original story here. In 2010, Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved Prop C, which negated key parts of ObamaCare. Ordinarily, only a legislature can appropriate funds, even if...
  • Why 0bama is the worst President

    09/13/2011 8:25:42 PM PDT · by reg45 · 6 replies
    Three reasons why 0bama is the Worst President. The Worst President:Has more scandals than Warren G. HardingHas a longer enemies list than Richard M. NixonIs more incompetent than James E. Carter.
  • Obama and His Marxist Cronies Make Nixon Look Like a Saint...Resign Now & Avoid Jail Time!

    09/12/2011 10:56:28 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 6 replies
    Logic | Sept. 12, 2011 | Stayfree
    If Slick Willie could be impeached over a few lies, then Obama should spend the rest of his Marxist life in prison for thousands of lies. This imposter for an American citizen is the puppet for the leftist haters of America. It is a huge reminder why idiots should not be allowed to vote... If there ever was a reason to expand class action litigation, it should be extended to include suing the morons that brought this Commie into the White House on the basis that they caused large and lasting damage to the future of the United States of...
  • The Limits of the Bully Pulpit

    09/11/2011 10:12:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | September 11, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    In the summer of 1971, the nation was in the doldrums. Inflation was rising, and unemployment was uncomfortably high. The stock market was sinking. Polls indicated President Richard Nixon could lose his 1972 re-election bid. He decided major changes were in order. On the evening of Aug. 15, 1971, Nixon went on TV to announce new economic policies -- the most drastic being a freeze on all wages, prices and rents. He assured his worried audience, "Our best days lie ahead." The speech was a triumph. The stock market soared. Newspaper editorials hailed his courage. One poll found that 75...
  • The Brady-Nixon Connection

    09/09/2011 7:36:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 26, 2011 The conspiratorial connection that will blow your mind! ;)
  • Richard Nixon exposed Alger Hiss as a traitor

    08/16/2010 6:57:59 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | August 16, 2010 | Michael Zak
    On this day in 1948, Rep. Richard Nixon (R-CA) and his House Un-American Activities Committee questioned Alger Hiss, a State Department officer suspected of being a Soviet spy. Nixon zeroed in on contradictions in Hiss's testimony, revealing that Hiss had lied about not knowing Whittaker Chambers, another Soviet spy. Though never convicted of being a spy, Hiss did go to prison for perjury. For decades, many Democrats asserted that Hiss was innocent and that Nixon had persecuted an innocent man. After the fall of the Soviet Union, de-classified records revealed that Alger Hiss had indeed been a Soviet spy.
  • Will Alexander Resignation Leter (Protests Leftist Bias at Taxpayer-Supported Nixon Library

    09/05/2011 9:28:54 AM PDT · by Rufii · 3 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 3, 2011 | Will Alexander
    I'm writing to offer my resignation from the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Docent Guild. While the decision was tough, the reason is simple: The president, who admirably redeemed himself in the sunset of his life from the monstrous shadow of Watergate, is now being enthusiastically dishonored at his own library by a "Manchurian" figure, Dr. Timothy Naftali, director of NARA. Naftali is so driven by his personal ideology that none of his unquestioned brilliance and tireless audacity is now capable of producing an ounce of basic common sense. What is that basic common sense? That presidential libraries are built,...
  • Bob Hope Laid To Rest [Thanks for the Memories, Bob]

    08/01/2003 1:19:30 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 20 replies · 368+ views
    CBSNEWS ^ | Friday, August 1, 2003
    (AP) Bob Hope was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery Wednesday following a private funeral Mass. The service -- attended by about 100 family members and close friends -- at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, a few blocks west of the Hope Toluca Lake estate, was held at 6:30 a.m., police Sgt. Tony Carranza said. There were no details about the Mass, which was a closely guarded family secret. Continues. ================================================================ Thanks for the Memories, Bob Bob Hope, legendary comedian, virtuoso entertainer, superstar of radio, film and television, King of the one-liners, hero to servicemen, friend of Presidents, honored citizen, genuine...
  • Library Throws Book at Nixon (Nixon Haters Now Run Nixon Library)

    09/04/2011 7:00:48 PM PDT · by Rufii · 72 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 4, 2011 | Brian Calle
    Library Throws Book at Nixon by Brian Calle Some controversy over the recently revised Watergate exhibit at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda has provoked some questions over presidential libraries, their value, purpose for public consumption and their role in the remembrance of past presidents. One docent at the Nixon library, my Register colleague Will Alexander, opted to resign in protest of the new exhibit after 10 years of volunteer service. And friends and former colleagues of Richard Nixon have been critical of the museum's new director, Timothy Naftali. Some critics have even suggested that the...
  • Could 2012 be less like Carter/Reagan and more like LBJ/Nixon?

    08/26/2011 3:48:05 PM PDT · by Bob Mc D · 20 replies ^ | AWR Hawkins
    Much has been made of the Jimmy Carter-like malaise that Barack Obama has placed this country in. With good reason, comparisons are being made of the fact that they’re both weak and that neither demonstrates a working knowledge of the military or how foreign policy and energy solutions should be pursued. (Concerning the latter, Carter gave us Gasohol and Obama has given us the Chevy Volt.) Thus, we’ve been inundated with comparisons to the 1980 presidential elections and predictions of how the right GOP candidate, say Gov. Palin or Gov. Perry, will ring up Obama in November 2012 the way...
  • Remembering Nixon's wage and price controls

    08/20/2011 4:29:14 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2011-08-16 | Gene Healy
    Remember "TARP," "Too Big to Fail," "Government Motors," "pay czar," the buzzwords of the Bush-Obama era? They reflected a disturbing trend toward presidential interference in economic life. Forty years ago this week, President Richard Nixon showed us just how dangerous unchecked executive power can be to the free-enterprise system. On Aug. 15, 1971, in a nationally televised address, Nixon announced, "I am today ordering a freeze on all prices and wages throughout the United States." After a 90-day freeze, increases would have to be approved by a "Pay Board" and a "Price Commission," with an eye toward eventually lifting controls...
  • Abandoning the gold standard was a seminal moment, and one we're now all paying for

    08/15/2011 8:09:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/15/2011 | Edmund Conway
    Roll out the bunting. Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of the modern global economy. That's right: come Monday morning we will have managed to survive four decades of fiat money – though, given the chaos in markets in recent weeks, it is anyone's guess how much longer it will last. On 15 August 1971, with the US public finances straitened by the cost of the war in Vietnam, Richard Nixon finally cut the link between the US dollar and gold. Until then, the US Treasury was duty bound to exchange an ounce of gold with central banks willing to pay...
  • Judge: Time to unseal Nixon's Watergate testimony

    07/29/2011 12:26:44 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Friday, July 29, 2011 2:42 PM EDT | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-six years after Richard Nixon testified to a grand jury about the Watergate break-in that drove him from office, a federal judge on Friday ordered the secret transcript made public. But the 297 pages of testimony won't be available immediately, because the government gets time to decide whether to appeal. The Obama administration opposed the transcript's release, chiefly to protect the privacy of people discussed during the ex-president's testimony who are still alive. Nevertheless, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth agreed with historians who sued for release of the documents that the historical significance outweighs arguments for secrecy,...
  • This Week in History: First US presidential visit to Israel

    06/17/2011 5:19:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-17-11 | MICHAEL OMER-MAN
    Twenty-six years after the creation of the State of Israel, Nixon was the 1st sitting US president to set foot on its shores and in the hills of Jerusalem. On June 16, 1974, US President Richard Nixon made the first visit to Israel by a sitting US president. The visit, coming just over six months after the Yom Kippur War, was part of a wider trip to Middle Eastern countries meant to consolidate US influence in the region, solidify the ceasefire and separation of forces agreements brokered at the end of the Yom Kippur War, and do damage control in...
  • Barack Obama: A Nixon, Not A Carter

    President Barack Obama’s critics who liken him to the feckless Jimmy Carter have it all wrong. The Obama White House is engaged in a campaign to override and overrun Congress with executive power the likes of which haven’t been seen since President Richard Nixon. The Obama administration is using the Labor Department to ram through something like Card Check (repeatedly failed to pass the Senate), the Environmental Protection Agency to impose something like Kyoto Treaty protocols (voted down by the Senate 95-0), the NLRB shutting down Boeing’s $2 billion Dreamliner factory in South Carolina and other initiatives, many of dubious...
  • The New Watergate (Nixon Haters Now Run Nixon Presidential Library)

    04/11/2011 8:42:25 AM PDT · by Rufii · 9 replies
    The New Nixon Blog ^ | April 5, 2011 | Anne Walker
    The New Watergate By Anne Walker Where I stand depends on where I sit . . . . or in this case . . . . where I used to sit. It is so true. Those of us who lived through the days of what came to be known as “Watergate”, the days of reading about our pals in the Washington Post every day, seeing them accused and vilified, hauled in front of a grand jury for countless hours while their legal bills sky rocketed, go to trial, and be convicted of perjury, not wrongdoing, and end up in...
  • Professor Bruce Herschensohn on “An American Amnesia”

    04/05/2011 10:53:48 AM PDT · by EllisWashingtonReport · 4 replies ^ | 02/01/11 | Ellis Washington
    Does being on the left mean never having to say that you are sorry?—If you are talking about the Vietnam War and who won it 35 years later, that very well may be the case. Regarding the real truth of the Vietnam War after the fall of Saigon, Laos and Cambodia, Senator Fulbright, D-AK, who was also the chair of the Foreign Relations Committee summed up the sentiment of the 94th Congress, “I am no more distressed than if Arkansas had lost the football game to Texas.” “That started the Southeast Asian genocide. You’re talking about one quarter of the...
  • Nixon’s library lifts the veil on the scandal of his tenure; Clinton’s library not so much

    04/04/2011 2:37:36 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | April 1 2011 | Carol Felsenthal
    When a curious reader goes to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum website and searches the name “Monica Lewinsky” — the White House intern who almost brought down the Clinton presidency — the search yields zero results.