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  • Psychic Capital: Tech and Silicon Valley Turn to Mystics for Advice

    07/19/2015 1:36:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 15 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    The names of the tech workers in this story have been changed.Ten thousand miles from Silicon Valley, in a room near the Black Sea, Yegor Karpenchekov dreams of money. At night, while the rest of Odessa sleeps and cocaine smugglers drift in and out of the port under cover of darkness, Yegor logs onto FaceTime and talks to a 70-year-old woman in San Francisco. Her name is Sally Faubion, and five months ago she recruited Yegor from the freelancer marketplace UpWork to code her apps. She believes "divine intervention" brought them together; for Yegor, it was likely $20 per hour...
  • "Tear Down this Wall" (Speech Writer Peter Robinson Remembers Reagan's Historic Address)

    11/09/2009 12:55:46 PM PST · by mojito · 8 replies · 1,038+ views
    Power Line ^ | 11/9/2009 | Peter Robinson
    Not many speeches are mighty deeds. When Ronald Reagan stood in front of the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate on June 12, 1987, he performed a mighty deed by giving the speech he gave. Our friend Peter Robinson was the man who wrote the speech. He tells the story behind the speech in his memoir How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life. On the occasion of its twentieth anniversary, Peter recalled the events leading to the speech for Power Line readers in a form condensed from his book. As we celebrate the fall of the Wall today, we remember: "In...
  • The collapse of communism: Reagan, Thatcher and the Pope

    11/09/2009 2:30:05 PM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies · 1,089+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 11-2009 | Cannon
    The collapse of communism: Reagan, Thatcher and the pope By Joseph A. Cannon Deseret News Published: Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 12:12 a.m. MST Twenty years ago, my wife, Jan, and I were in what was then called West Berlin for a conference. One pleasant afternoon we walked along the Berlin Wall from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie. During that time, there were significant rancorous anti-Communist demonstrations in East Germany, primarily in the southern part. A German friend, with typical Prussian hubris, dismissed them. "Nothing will come of this, these are just the ineffective rumblings of a bunch of Bavarians."...
  • Hillary Clinton Scrubs Ronald Reagan From History [This Is Shameful-Beyond The Pale]

    11/10/2009 9:17:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 69 replies · 2,456+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | November 10th, 2009
    Hillary Clinton Scrubs Ronald Reagan From History Nile Gardiner November 10th, 2009 It’s bad enough that President Obama could not be bothered to attend the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But Hillary Clinton’s refusal to even acknowledge the role played by Ronald Reagan in the Wall’s demise as well as the downfall of Communism was highly insulting towards one of the greatest figures of our time, and reeked of petty and partisan mean-spiritedness. The Secretary of State’s remarks yesterday in Berlin completely erased from history the huge contribution played not only by President...

    06/11/2004 1:51:08 PM PDT · by agenda_express · 20 replies · 695+ views
    AndrewSullivan.Com ^ | 6/11/04 | Andrew Sullivan
    WHAT THEY SAID: In honor of president Reagan's funeral, here's a useful corrective to the notion that his legacy was always celebrated. Today, almost everyone concedes his historical significance. But that wasn't what was said at the time. Here's a smattering of commentary from the 1980s. "A few years from now, I believe, Reaganism will seem a weird and improbable memory, a strange interlude of national hallucination, rather as the McCarthyism of the early 1950s and the youth rebellion of the late 1960s appear to us today." - Arthur "Always Wrong" Schlesinger, Washington Post, May 1, 1988. "I wonder how...
  • Reagan in Berlin, June 12, 1987: Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

    06/12/2013 10:53:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread
    Twenty-six years ago today, President Ronald Reagan gave a speech at the Brandenburg Gate near the Berlin Wall.And now the Soviets themselves may, in a limited way, be coming to understand the importance of freedom. We hear much from Moscow about a new policy of reform and openness. Some political prisoners have been released. Certain foreign news broadcasts are no longer being jammed. Some economic enterprises have been permitted to operate with greater freedom from state control. Are these the beginnings of profound changes in the Soviet state? Or are they token gestures, intended to raise false hopes in the...
  • "Berlin Wall" Speech - President Reagan's Address at the Brandenburg Gate - 6/12/87

    06/12/2012 12:53:55 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 12 1987 | ReaganFoundation
    We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
  • Twenty Years Since the Fall of the Wall

    11/09/2009 10:24:51 AM PST · by Anarchydeluxe · 181+ views
    Anarchy Deluxe ^ | 11/09/2009 | Michael Nichols
    It has been 20 long years since the fall of the Berlin wall. Millions of people who were trapped in their oppressive, government-planned states suffered as a result of collectivism. Over 100 million people died at the hands of sycophantic, megalomaniac leaders that claimed they could bring us a better world than so-called capitalism and individual liberty has brought us. I say "so-called" because nowhere in the world does capitalism truly exist. In the countries where it is allowed to exist in even small proportions, wealth and prosperity reign. However, the collectivists hate even this small proportion of capitalism that...
  • The Other Thing Reagan Said in Berlin

    06/13/2007 7:45:57 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies · 259+ views
    Town ^ | June 13, 2007 | Terence Jeffrey
    Western leaders searching for a long-term strategy to defend our civilization from fundamentalist Islam ought to reread the speech President Reagan delivered at the Berlin Wall 20 years ago this month. It was neither democracy nor capitalism Reagan foresaw bringing down the wall. It was Christianity. Reagan's demand that Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev tear down the wall was the defining sound-bite of that speech, but it was another passage that defined the core meaning of the Cold War. Pondering what sustained Berliners, surrounded as they were by the Soviet menace, Reagan concluded: "Perhaps this gets to the root of the...
  • Commemorating 20th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s ‘Tear Down This Wall’ Speech

    06/12/2007 8:26:16 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies · 322+ views ^ | June 12, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    Commemorating 20th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s ‘Tear Down This Wall’ Speech Posted by Noel Sheppard on June 12, 2007 - 10:30. Twenty years ago, on June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan, standing on the west side of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, gave a speech that many believe signaled the beginning of the end of the Cold War.In this extraordinary moment in history, President Reagan challenged the Soviet Union’s Mikhail Gorbachev: General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this...
  • Hillary Clinton scrubs Ronald Reagan from history

    11/10/2009 10:34:41 AM PST · by Schnucki · 30 replies · 1,990+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | November 10, 2009 | Nile Gardiner
    It’s bad enough that President Obama could not be bothered to attend the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But Hillary Clinton’s refusal to even acknowledge the role played by Ronald Reagan in the Wall’s demise as well as the downfall of Communism was highly insulting towards one of the greatest figures of our time, and reeked of petty and partisan mean-spiritedness. The Secretary of State’s remarks yesterday in Berlin completely erased from history the huge contribution played not only by President Reagan but also by the United States in confronting the Soviet Empire....
  • Berlin and the Case of the Missing President

    11/10/2009 2:11:49 AM PST · by Cincinna · 17 replies · 1,069+ views
    The New Ledger ^ | November 9th, 2009 | Pejman Yousefzadeh
    On November 9, 2009, the world will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Naturally, in Germany, there will be commemorations of the event, and the collapse of Communism in Europe. "snip" And given all of this, it is safe to say that Barack Obama will attend the 20th anniversary celebration of the fall of the Wall, right? Wrong. While Candidate Barack Obama was perfectly willing to go to Germany during the 2008 Presidential campaign, President Barack Obama has chosen to skip the 20th anniversary celebrations altogether. Needless to say, this has not elicited much outrage...
  • Germany marks 50 years since Berlin Wall.

    08/13/2011 2:01:36 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/13/11 | BBC
    Addressing the ceremony on Bernauer Street, famously divided by the Wall and now site of a memorial, Mayor Wowereit said the capital was remembering the "saddest day in its recent history". "It is our common responsibility to keep alive the memories and pass them on to the next generation, to maintain freedom and democracy and to do everything so that such injustices may never happen again," he said. At a ceremony at a former crossing-point, President Wulff said the wall had been "an expression of fear" of those who created it.
  • President Reagan Centennial: "Mr Gorbachev Tear Down This Wall!"

    02/07/2011 1:42:26 PM PST · by zippythepinhead · 6 replies
    Wisdom of Dave ^ | 02/06/2011 | David Jolley
    President Reagan Centennial: Mr. Gorbachev Tear Down This Wall! In honor of the 100th Birthday of President Ronald Reagan below is one of the great hallmarks of his political legacy and Presidency.
  • 22nd Anniversary of Reagan’s “Berlin Wall” Speech

    06/13/2009 9:58:45 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 249+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-12-09 | Mike's America
    Contrast this speech that actually changed the world for the better with Obama's Muslim apology speech![video at site]The entire address is worth listening to. But if your time is limited cue to 11:15 on the clip for the segment which contains the famous phrase "Mr. Gorbachev TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!" Last year, I posted on the background that lead to Reagan's demand. Ending the Cold War and removing the last scar left on post World War II Europe was a goal of Ronald Reagan's for decades. Many of Reagan's advisors, including then National Security Advisor Colin Powell, thought the line...
  • Obama to skip anniversary of the fall of Communism

    10/20/2009 5:21:33 AM PDT · by dmartin · 64 replies · 2,177+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2009 | Rick Moran
    It is pretty clear why the president is refusing to accept the personal invitation of the German chancellor and attend festivities marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It would smack of American triumphalism - our success in defeating perhaps the most odious of all the odious ideologies of the 20th century. Obama doesn't do "triumphalism." That would place America above other nations - something that he has explicitly condemned. So he will be conspicuous by his absence. And another European ally has been embarrassed by this president.
  • 20th Anniversary Of The Fall Of Communism In Europe - Obama Refuses To Attend

    10/20/2009 11:24:53 PM PDT · by .454Puma · 9 replies · 573+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 10/20/09 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    And why should he? After all, 1989 was a very bad year for Obama and his comrades. A bankrupt, enslaving and murderous ideology was shattered to pieces by the freedom loving people of Eastern Europe. Millions and millions of people who lived in fear, poverty and repression regained their freedom and dignity. That's not something a communist like Obama would like to celebrate.
  • Obama Cancels Plan to Attend 20th Anniversary of Berlin Wall Fall

    11/05/2009 9:48:15 AM PST · by Starman417 · 22 replies · 821+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-04-09 | Mike's America
    Apparently, he only has time to go to Berlin when it's all about him!Rich Lowry points out that: In his first year in office, Barack Obama has visited more foreign countries than any other president. He’s touched ground in 16 countries, easily outpacing Bill Clinton (3) and George W. Bush(11). But there’s one stop Obama won’t make. He has begged off going to Berlin next week to attend ceremonies commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. His schedule is reportedly too crowded. Obama had time to fly all the way over to Copenhagen to plead for Chicago to get the...
  • Obama Draws Criticism for Sitting Out Berlin Wall Anniversary

    11/08/2009 1:46:28 PM PST · by STONEWALLS · 23 replies · 872+ views
    FOX News ^ | 11-8-09 | FOX News
    "The president does not plan to travel to Germany to attend the 20th anniversary celebration Monday of the fall of the Berlin Wall, drawing heated criticism from those who say he's ignoring a shining triumph of American-inspired democracy."
  • Barack Obama’s shameful absence from Berlin: Four Key Reasons why the President stayed away

    11/09/2009 9:23:16 AM PST · by Schnucki · 26 replies · 1,713+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | November 9, 2009 | Nile Gardiner
    Barack Obama was quick off the mark last year in heading for Berlin during his election campaign, when he was cheered by a crowd of 200,000 adoring Germans. Yet as president of the United States he has decided to stay away from Berlin as the city commemorates the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In contrast, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown have both made the trip to Germany, while Obama has decided to send his Secretary of State. It is shameful when the US president can’t even be bothered to show up...
  • Not enough about him? Barack Obama skips Berlin Wall ceremonies

    11/09/2009 12:40:56 PM PST · by Schnucki · 18 replies · 702+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | November 9, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    There was one world leader absent for today’s commemorations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Surprisingly enough, it’s President Barack Obama, who found time last year to give a campaign speech there last year, which Der Spiegel summed up as “People of the World, Look at Me”. The White House has cited a packed schedule, though looking at it he had nothing much on yesterday (brief chat to reporters about healthcare – by far his biggest priority) and just blah briefings and a bill signing today until a metting this evening with Benjamin Netanyahu. This...
  • 45 Years Since the Berlin Wall Was Erected on August 13, 1961

    08/13/2006 8:19:51 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 20 replies · 554+ views
    On August 13, 1961 the Berlin Wall was erected and devided the city of Berlin for more than 28 years. The photographs shown on this page were taken by unknown photographers in the sixties after building up the wall.
  • Longing for the Wall

    05/28/2006 9:02:14 AM PDT · by beaelysium · 37 replies · 1,253+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, May 28, 2006; B01 | Edward A. Gargan
    In most parts of Berlin today, one has to look hard to find the double strand of bricks embedded in sidewalks, >snip< the Berlin Wall was one of the most visible, despised, politically and ideologically charged boundaries on earth. It was also the quintessence of an unnatural border, one drawn not by nature, language, ethnicity or colonial hubris, but an artificial, man-made and deliberate cleaving of a culturally and linguistically homogenous society.  >snip<  very simply, no major world city had been cleaved in half so abruptly and violently. >snip< What happened in East Germany, many Germans are  realizing, was not...
  • Berlin Wall Is Gone, but Mental Barriers Remain [German Left to praise the Berlin Wall.]

    08/15/2011 2:36:06 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 8, 2011 | Judy Dempsey
    (...) The delegates, many of them former East German Communists but also younger people, will debate an extraordinary motion put forward by some members: They want their party to declare that the building of the wall was an inescapable necessity. If that leaves any doubts about the Left party’s nostalgia for a wall that imprisoned 17 million people for nearly 30 years, a newspaper survey published this month by The Berliner Zeitung showed that 75 percent of that party’s supporters in Berlin thought the wall was justified or partly justified. (...) Respondents said the wall was necessary to stop the...
  • Berlin Wall? Ring the bell and come through

    12/01/2014 4:49:10 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    The Local ^ | 04 Nov 2014 11:23 GMT +01:00 | Nick Allen
    More than 150 kilometres of concrete, wire and guard towers ringed West Berlin from 1961 to 1989. But it’s not easy to carve up a city - and construction of the Wall threw up many freak instances. [....] "The owners had to pass through the death strip to reach their plots -- and for that there was an iron door in the Wall with a doorbell,...."
  • National Highway Safety Administration credits Gorbachev with bring down the Berlin Wall (Vanity)

    07/21/2005 5:35:54 PM PDT · by NavVet · 1 replies · 205+ views
    My e-mail to NHSTA | Today | Me
    I was listening to a NHSTA radio commercial today and I heard them basically credit Gorbachev with bring down the Berlin Wall, I took exception and fired off an e-mail, but only got a generic response. Freepers feel free to express your displeasure with the NHSTA. I have pasted the text of my e-mail below.
  • Normandy Speech: President Reagans Address Commemorating 40th Anniversary of Normandy/D-Day 6/6/84

    06/06/2015 8:10:43 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 11 replies
    President Reagan's Address at a United States-France Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion/D-Day - 6/6/84
  • Governor Scott Walker Reflects on Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” Speech

    02/16/2015 1:52:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Viral Buzz ^ | February 15, 2015 | Bill Chandler
    3:08 video: Governor Scott Walker’s Interview with Young America Foundation Reflects on Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” SpeechGov. Scott Walker: “You can give that speech [Ronald Reagan's "A Time for Choosing"] today, not tell people who it was, just play it, play the audio, and I think people would find it just as compelling today as it was the day he gave it.”[Oct 1964] .................." “President Obama and his allies tend to measure success in government by how many people depend on the government, how many people are on medicare, food-stamp, unemployment. We instead, we the conservatives measure success in...
  • Poles honor Reagan, John Paul with statue

    06/02/2015 10:08:54 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 14 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne Australia) ^ | Aug 2, 2012 | Vanessa Gera
    (Aug 2, 2012) POLISH officials have unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, honouring two men widely credited in this Eastern European country with helping to topple communism 23 years ago. The statue was unveiled in Gdansk, the birthplace of Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement, in the presence of about 120 former Solidarity activists, many of whom were imprisoned in the 1980s for their roles in organising or taking part in strikes against the communist regime. The bronze statue, erected in the lush seaside President Ronald Reagan Park, is a slightly larger-than-life rendering of the...
  • Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism

    06/02/2015 10:18:59 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 30 replies
    Heritage ^ | Jan 27, 2010 | Lee Edwards
    Soviet Communism, the dark tyranny that controlled nearly 40 nations and was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 100 million victims during the 20th century, suddenly collapsed 20 years ago without a shot being fired. In just two years--from 1989 to 1991--the Berlin Wall fell, the Soviet Union disintegrated, and Marxism- Leninism was dumped unceremoniously on the ash heap of history. There was dancing in the street and champagne toasts on top of the Brandenburg Gate. For 40 years, the United States and the West had been following a policy of containment, détente, accommodation. Ronald Reagan decided it was...
  • Eleventh Anniversary of the Death of Ronald Reagan

    06/05/2015 9:04:56 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 31 replies
    Vanity | June 5, 2015 | self
    Tomorrow is the 71st anniversary of D-Day, but today is the 11th anniversary of the death of Ronald Reagan.
  • TEXT: Ronald Reagan's D-Day Speech at Pointe du Hoc

    06/06/2015 11:53:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | June 6, 2015 | staff
    Editor's note: The following is the speech, delivered on June 6, 1984, that President Ronald Reagan gave 31 years ago today in Normandy, France -- the 40th anniversary of D-Day. The text was provided by the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum. "We're here to mark that day in history when the Allied armies joined in battle to reclaim this continent to liberty. For 4 long years, much of Europe had been under a terrible shadow. Free nations had fallen, Jews cried out in the camps, millions cried out for liberation. Europe was enslaved, and the world prayed for its rescue....
  • Reagan Brought Us Eight of the Best Damn Years this Country's Ever Seen- Yet We Learn NOTHING

    06/06/2015 3:54:49 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 June 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    -as a nation, anyway But with stupidity and ingratitude in fashion -and meritocracy out of style-  who has time to hear about Reagan's towering success? Some of us in this country do still honor Ronald Reagan's memory -and heed the lessons of his glowing example, i.e. Ted Cruz- and yesterday, Fri June 5th was the 11th anniversary of The Gipper's passing- hard to imagine missing another politician the way I do this very, very great man. Sure wish he was here to talk some sense into our wayward nation...  and smack the beatniks, losers, and communist agitators upside the head. Nancy Reagan places flowers on Ronald...
  • Happy Birthday, Mr. Reagan

    02/06/2015 6:45:09 PM PST · by combat_boots · 18 replies
    Various ^ | 2/6/2015
    Birthday - Ronald Reagan, (1911-2004) the 40th U.S. President, was born in Tampico, Illinois. Reagan spent 30 years as an entertainer in radio, film, and television before becoming governor of California in 1966. Elected to the White House in 1980, he survived an assassination attempt and became the most popular president since Franklin Roosevelt.*YNqm-EoauRFt*S0RfHMrvBi6KFKDz8pQXRaIlIBlRw7C37JsI7Ep5rZ2o-gdRA957/RonaldReagan.jpg
  • Daily Kos: Reagan ‘Convinced Americans That Democratic Government Was Un-American’

    12/26/2014 8:25:29 AM PST · by Maceman · 63 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 21, 2014 | Tom Johnson
    In the 1960s and ‘70s, it was fairly common for leftists to describe the U.S. as not just misguided or flawed, but sick. On Sunday, Daily Kos’s Mark Sumner trotted out that metaphor when he asserted that President Reagan “introduced [an] infection” to this country, one which caused Americans to believe that “to save our nation, we have to treat our government like a threat.” Since the Reagan years, Sumner claimed, “conservatism has been more than just an argument about tax rates and regulat[ions]. It's become an open and honest war on the whole idea of governing. By opening a...
  • Democrats and Drive-Bys Distort Reagan to Validate Obama's Executive Order on Amnesty

    11/19/2014 4:26:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush ^ | November 19, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know, I've always been of the impression, ladies and gentlemen, that the Democrat Party and the Drive-By Media and the American left really didn't like Ronald Reagan very much. I've always been under the impression that they thought Reagan was stupid. Maybe on a good day they'd call him an amiable dunce. But I've always been under the impression they had no respect for him. People that voted for Reagan were stupid. Reagan was dangerous. Reagan was gonna blow up the world. If it weren't for Gorbachev, who knows if there would even be a planet...
  • History- Ron Paul "I want to totally disassociate myself from the policies" [ of GOP & Reagan ]

    05/13/2011 6:35:05 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 71 replies · 3+ views
    Libertarian Party News, March/April 1987 ^ | March/April 1987 | Dr Ron Paul
    Libertarian Party's Ron Paul Sends "Dear Frank" Letter from the Libertarian Party News, March/April 1987 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Following is the text of a letter sent to Frank Fahrenkopf, chairman of the Republican National Committee, by Ron Paul, former member of Congress from Texas and now a member of the Libertarian Party. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- As a lifelong Republican, it saddens me to have to write this letter. My parents believed in the Republican Party and its free enterprise philosophy, and that's the way I was brought up. At age 21, in 1956, I cast my first vote for Ike and the entire Republican...
  • President’s Day: University textbook claims Reagan was sexist...

    02/17/2014 1:47:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | February 16, 2014 | Caleb Bonham, Editor-in-chief
    •Insinuates Reagan was sexist, failed to appoint women to positions of power. •Mandated reading claims wealthy people "find that having a social class of poor people is useful," it "allows them to look down on classes below them.”A University of South Carolina textbook has one student whistleblower outraged over its accusations that President Ronald Reagan was sexist and conservatives view people as incapable of “charity” and "lazy." The textbook, obtained by Turning Points USA Founder Charlie Kirk, was authored by Karen K. Kirst-Ashman and used for the three credit course “Introduction to Social Work Profession and Social Welfare.” The mandated...
  • Treatment or Jail: Patrick Kennedy Wages Fierce Anti-Pot Crusade

    02/17/2014 11:15:17 AM PST · by gooblah · 41 replies
    As a hard-partying teenager, Patrick Kennedy met President Reagan at a fundraiser for the JFK Library, a meeting captured in a photograph that the former Rhode Island congressman now hangs in his home office. He used to think of it as a funny episode, a collision of Camelot’s cocaine kid and America’s foremost opponent of illegal drug use. But Kennedy took his last hit of anything in 2009, and he’s since honed an anti-drug message that sounds a bit like Reagan with a Boston brogue. Kennedy believes there is "an epidemic in this country of epic dimensions when it comes...
  • Reagan on Religious Tolerance

    02/10/2014 7:48:08 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2-10-14 | Paul Kengor
    Every conservative by now should have noticed that February has become Ronald Reagan Month for Republicans. The man’s birthday was last week, February 6, the forerunner to Lincoln’s birthday (February 12), Washington’s birthday (February 22), and President’s Day (February 17). Throughout the nation, county and statewide Republican groups have been changing their longtime annual Lincoln Day dinners into Reagan Day dinners. I’m speaking on Reagan multiple times this month, including at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, where we’re releasing (pardon the plug) my new book that endeavors to answer the question “What is a Reagan conservative?” Thus, this...
  • I Miss Ronald Reagan (total vanity)

    11/02/2013 7:25:32 PM PDT · by workerbee · 54 replies
    11/2/13 | Me
    I miss Ronald Reagan.I miss having a president that loves this country.I miss having a president who is OF this country!I miss the optimism he inspired, for us and for the world.I miss his humbleness and his humor.I miss his leadership, and his class.Thank you - Rest in peace, Mr. President.
  • Then and Now (North on Benghazi)

    10/25/2012 5:37:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 26, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — For better than a month, the Obama administration has been dodging and weaving over what actually transpired in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of Sept. 11-12. Questions have been posed about why Ambassador Christopher Stevens was there and not at his embassy post in Tripoli. Congressional investigators have asked why he had no security detail, why the State Department decided not to send in U.S. Marine embassy security guards when they were offered months before, why contingency plans were not in place on the anniversary of 9/11 and why the O-Team insisted for so long that the attack...
  • Before taking on Syria, U.S. should heed lesson of the past [ CNN op-ed ]

    07/20/2012 12:07:35 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | Thursday, July 19, 2012 | Kiron K. Skinner
    Between December 1983 and February 1984, U.S. battleships retaliated against combatants who had targeted the MNF. The USS New Jersey undertook a relentless counterattack against Syrian and Druze forces, shooting its 16-inch guns for the first time since the Vietnam War. By April, the entire MNF, which the United Kingdom had joined, had left Lebanon. The civil war continued until 1990. President Reagan supported Secretary of State George Shultz's arguments in favor of U.S. diplomacy and peacekeeping in Lebanon. But in Weinberger's view, Lebanon was the wrong fight for the United States. In a speech on November 28, 1984,...
  • Summer of 1980 Poll Flashback: Carter 39%, Reagan 32%, Anderson 21%

    07/10/2012 3:11:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush ^ | July 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to remind you of some history. In June of 1980, basically the same period in the campaign where we are now, minus a month or so, in June of 1980 Jimmy Carter led Ronaldus Magnus 39 to 32. John Anderson, third-party candidate, independent candidate at 21%. Even into August and early September, Jimmy Carter was leading Ronaldus Magnus in the polls. Now, what I'm leading up to is that Reagan won that election in a landslide. Jimmy Carter conceded on election night before the polls in California had closed, 1980. The preelection polls into September...
  • Reagan’s Sign of the Cross Speech

    06/12/2012 8:32:16 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 18 replies ^ | 6-12-12 | Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
    Every American high school student knows, or should know, that President Ronald Reagan went to the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin on this date in 1987. The President said: “If you seek liberalization, open this gate…Mr. Gorbachev,tear down this wall.” (Yes, kids, there was a West Berlin then.) *snip* As important as Reagan’s dramatic call to “tear down this wall” was, we should not forget what else he said that memorable day twenty-five years ago. His speech contained the most eloquent paean to religious freedom we have heard. Reagan was not afraid to point to: …the most fundamental distinction of...
  • Walesa Unveils One More For The 'Gipper'

    11/22/2011 7:02:05 AM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Lech Walesa said that there would not be a free Poland without Ronald Reagan, during the unveiling of a statue in Warsaw of the late American president on Monday.The former Solidarity leader said that “as a participant in these events,” it was “inconceivable” that such changes would have come about without the last American president during the post-1945 cold-war era. Walesa added that thirty years ago, it seemed that the fall of the communist system would not be possible without a nuclear war. The bronze statue of Reagan has been installed not far from the American Embassy, on Ujazdowskie Avenue,...
  • Who Was Fred Ikle?

    11/17/2011 8:14:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 17, 2011 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- The death of Fred Ikle last week inspires me to prophesy. Thus far, only the redoubtable Wall Street Journal has remarked on Fred's passing. That he was a formidable mind during the Cold War and important to the peaceful settlement of that decades-long struggle is remembered thanks to the Journal. Yet, to the rest of the media, he is a minor figure -- perhaps a menacing figure. We shall see what they say, but I am not holding my breath. This is the way liberalism creates the Kultursmog, which is to say, the politicized culture that surrounds us....
  • Death of a bad dude: Kaddafi's removal, 30 years late?

    10/21/2011 11:47:37 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    One News Now ^ | 10-21-2011 | Dr. Paul Kengor
    In the 1980s, I was an unrefined adolescent from blue-collar Butler, Pennsylvania. I knew nothing and cared nothing about politics. I had no idea if I was a conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, or much of anything else. But I knew one thing: Moammar Kaddafi was a bad dude. This was expressed in a rather unsophisticated way by the bumper-sticker affixed to my white Chevy Chevette, which declared simply and succinctly: "Kaddafi Sucks." Yep, Moammar Kaddafi was a bad dude. And now, three decades later, and some 40-plus years after coming to power, he is gone, dispatched to the...
  • Palin: 'Ironic' That Obama Praised for Gadhafi's Demise

    10/21/2011 5:22:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 21, 2011 | Hiram Reisner
    Sarah Palin says although America should be “very glad” that Libyan despot Moammar Gadhafi is dead the United States needs to be wary of who will replace him. The former Alaska governor also told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday she finds it “ironic” that those on the left who condemned President Ronald Reagan for his 1986 Libyan air strikes now are lauding President Barack Obama for his contributions to Gadhafi’s demise. “Certainly we need to be cognizant of the evolving situation and who will replace Gadhafi — what government will replace that regime — we are very glad that this...
  • Text of Governor Palin's Keynote Address: Tribute to President Reagan, Feb. 4, 2011

    02/07/2011 6:14:12 PM PST · by onyx · 29 replies
    February 7, 2011 | Al B.
    As you know, Sarah Palin was a girl of a sixteen when President Reagan was sworn in as our 40th president. When the Young America’s Foundation asked her to their Keynote speaker at the celebration of Ronald Reagan’s centennial she was both humbled and honored, but we all know why she was chosen and why she was the perfect selection. Our own Al B. has taken his own time to bring us the text of her remarks! - - - - - - - - - - - - [STANDING OVATION]Well thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you...