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  • Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them?

    04/01/2014 8:51:27 AM PDT · by jxb7076 · 79 replies
    Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them? America needs a visionary for the future! During the past, and recent presidential election we hear the all too familiar suggestion of “returning to the good old days.” Every candidate talk about returning America to a sense of values. I don’t know about you but each time I hear, or heard that suggestion I get a little queasy in the stomach accompanied by a little bewilderment, confusion, and absolute disgust! Whenever I hear the suggestion I often wonder exactly what period in time they want to take us back to! Could...

    06/16/2009 12:43:47 PM PDT · by wolfcreek · 58 replies · 3,332+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 6.13.2009 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    This year marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s start of the war on drugs, and it now appears that drugs have won.
  • Sen. Obama finally gets his Grammy (barf alert)

    09/07/2006 1:21:25 PM PDT · by weegee · 3 replies · 222+ views
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter ^ | Wed Sep 6, 9:47 PM ET | By Brooks Boliek
    WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - The music industry scored some brownie points with rising star, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, when it handed him its ultimate award on Wednesday, a Grammy that he won earlier this year for best spoken word album. The Illinois Democrat, honored for his 2005 recording of "Dreams From My Father," wasn't able to attend the awards ceremony in Los Angeles last February as his day job got in the way, so the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences came to him. The presentation was made as part of the academy's annual Grammys on the Hill Day,...
  • "If Walter Cronkite Was Around Today...Kerry Would Be President" (Barf Alert!!!)

    11/15/2004 10:13:05 AM PST · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 72 replies · 5,084+ views
    "If Walter Cronkite was around today," USA Today founder Al Neuharth proclaimed in a speech in South Dakota last week, "I think John Kerry would be President" because of "the trust the people in Middle America had in Cronkite, when he returned from Vietnam opposed to the war, public opposition soon followed." As recounted by the Daily Republic in Mitchell, South Dakota, in addition to boasting of the influence of Cronkite's bias, Neuharth "said he thought if McGovern had won the presidency in 1972, U.S. troops would have pulled out from Vietnam a lot sooner with a lot fewer casualties,...
  • FBI called Kerry `glib, cool' critic of Vietnam War

    05/05/2004 11:55:48 PM PDT · by weegee · 64 replies · 533+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | May 5, 2004, 11:32PM | no byline
    WASHINGTON -- The FBI considered John Kerry a "glib, cool" spokesman for Vietnam war protesters when he was attached to an anti-war veterans group, but the bureau focused on more radical elements of the organization during an investigation spanning four years, documents show. In more than 9,000 pages from the early 1970s, the FBI is seen tracking the protests, manifestos and myriad activities of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and concluding that the group took a more extreme turn in the years after Kerry, now the Democratic presidential candidate, quit it. FBI files on the organization were released Wednesday in...
  • 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...
  • Nixon Thought John Kerry Was a "Phony"

    01/20/2004 2:03:55 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 141 replies · 3,708+ views
    <p>April 28, 1971, 4:33 p.m. President Richard M. Nixon takes a call from his counsel, Charles Colson.</p> <p>"This fellow Kerry that they had on last week," Colson tells the president, referring to a television appearance by John F. Kerry, a leader of Vietnam Veterans Against the War.</p>
  • "We don't need evidence. We know he's a ZOT."

    10/28/2003 10:18:27 AM PST · by frankenberry · 111 replies · 520+ views
    This paper was prepared by students from Northwestern University Law School and the University of Chicago Law School. We believe this paper will ultimately be faxed, mailed and e-mailed to several million Americans. For this reason, we have chosen to write in a style and format that is easily understood by readers at all levels. This paper has one aim: To show that ample evidence exists to issue an indictment against former President George Herbert Walker Bush (#41, father of George W. Bush) for the crime of murder in regard to the people who perished in terrorist attacks in the...
  • Rumored visit leaves Dems worried over bugs (Chicken Little Ds blame Tom DeLay, none found)

    08/21/2003 8:48:33 PM PDT · by weegee · 40 replies · 293+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 21, 2003, 2:56PM | By RACHEL GRAVES
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- After rumors swept the ranks of Texas Senate runaways that arch-foe Tom DeLay had been in town, the Democrats swept their Marriott hotel rooms Wednesday for electronic bugs. They found no evidence of eavesdropping, but 11 Texas Democratic senators on the lam in Albuquerque took the possibility of cloak-and-dagger tactics at least somewhat seriously. "There have been some clicks and some things like that," said Sen. Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio, chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus and a leader of the boycott of a special session on redistricting. She said staffers did not tell...
  • Texas (UT) to Get Reporters' Watergate Papers

    04/07/2003 3:43:11 PM PDT · by deport · 7 replies · 263+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-7-03 | KELLEY SHANNON
    Texas to Get Reporters' Watergate Papers By KELLEY SHANNON, Associated Press WriterAUSTIN, Texas - The Watergate papers of Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein will be housed and made available for study at the University of Texas at Austin in a $5 million deal announced Monday.   The school said it is paying Woodward and Bernstein to archive the documents, enough to fill about 75 file boxes, at its Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center. The center will preserve the papers, including notebooks, assorted pieces of paper and photographs. The vast majority will be available to the public...