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  • One Good Thing about Obama’s Candidacy

    07/18/2008 7:18:21 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 13 replies · 106+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 7/18/08 | Purple Mountains
    Like most white, middle-class Americans, I was astounded, shocked and disgusted by the comments and beliefs of Reverend Wright, and, given the applause and cheers, he mirrored the beliefs of most in his congregation. I thought, “well, maybe the people in this church hate America this much, but this has to be a tiny sample of what black people think”. Then, for weeks afterward, I watched black talking head after black talking head appear on various cable news channels – some disagreeing with the Obamas and Wright, but many agreeing with them – that America is a terrible country, for...
  • Clinton Dons a 1960s-Era Anti-War Cloak

    11/03/2007 2:57:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 136+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | November 2, 2007 | Seth Gitell
    WELLESLEY, Mass. — Senator Clinton is describing her opposition to the war in Iraq as an extension of Eugene McCarthy's position in the 1960s movement against the war in Vietnam. Mrs. Clinton's comments came at an energy-charged rally yesterday at her alma mater, Wellesley College. Her visit, the ostensible purpose of which was to announce a new Web site aimed at younger voters,, created palpable excitement on campus. Hundreds of students lined up amid Wellesley's autumnal splendor for a chance to hear the speech of the 1969 graduate and then moved and bopped to the strands of Smash Mouth's...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Dominican Intervention, 1965 - Jul. 15th, 2004

    07/15/2004 12:00:18 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 116 replies · 3,289+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...

    04/25/2004 5:30:14 PM PDT · by threat matrix · 455 replies · 336+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | April 25, 2004 | Matt Drudge
    developing tonight..header for now
  • 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...
  • President Johnson awarded Silver Star?

    12/04/2002 12:26:28 PM PST · by OldCorps · 54 replies · 1,023+ views
    self ^ | n/a | self
    The other day I was look at a book of Presidential biographies with my son. I saw a photograph of President Johnson wearing the lapel device for the silver star. My understanding is that President Johnson was a congressman during WWII and took some desk job just to wear a uniform.