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  • Cheap Laughs: A Weekly Review of the New York Times

    02/21/2015 10:24:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | February 21, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    The third Monday of February is President’s Day, when we celebrate the birthday of George Washington, at least when we’re not pre-occupied with President’s Days sales. This year the holiday fell on the 16th, and predictably the New York Times chose this day to publish a hatchet job on our first President. You see, for the op-ed page editors of the Times, America (or Amerikkk with an A!) is a fundamentally flawed, perhaps uniquely evil country. And so on a regular basis they will print the See How Bad America Was Back Then (And Still Is) op-ed piece. The Times’...
  • [Where are the Presidents' Day stories at Fox News?]

    02/16/2015 5:29:45 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    FoxNews ^ | February 16, 2015 -- Updated at 7:28 PM ET | FoxNews
    ISIS taking 'global jihad' to rest of Arab world in broadened terror war [No news stories about today's Presidents' Day?]
  • Obama Celebrates Presidents Day!! a Freep Excusive

    02/16/2015 11:37:38 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 32 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | February 16 | MeshugeMikey
  • Why is George Washington the Greatest President?

    02/17/2014 10:51:10 AM PST · by Reagan79 · 62 replies
    Acton PowerBlog ^ | February 17 | Ray Nothstine
    Sometimes I recoil a little when somebody declares that there can be an American president greater than George Washington. Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee declared Washington, “First in the hearts of his countrymen.” Washington is great for many things, but perhaps he is greatest for the manner in which he surrendered power not once but twice. One of the best recent commentaries written on Washington is David Boaz’s, “The Man Who Would Not Be King.” In the piece from 2006, Boaz wonderfully sums up the depth of Washington’s immense character and what that means for liberty and America. The entire commentary...
  • And now for a brutally honest President's Day greeting card from Obama

    02/17/2014 10:41:01 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-17-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • 4 President's Day Memes for all of America, and 2 for just the liberals

    02/17/2014 9:49:59 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-17-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Most lofo's will get at least three. They'll get Obama and Bush, and then half will get Bill Clinton, the other half will mistakenly think Hillary. This one makes a great point, but how many people are out there who should actually know who the 29th presdident was anyway??? ;-P
  • Today is ["Pres. Day" Holiday] George Washington Birthday [Feb 22] -how two search engines "see" it

    02/17/2014 8:03:41 AM PST · by Gefn · 21 replies
    2/17/2014 | Me
    I just had to use a search engine and went to Bing. They have a beautiful picture of George Washington taken in silhouette from Mount Rushmore. I then went to Google. Their page is empty. No doodle. I feel beyond sad. I know this probably comes as no surprise to you all here, but I'm just sad. It seems that all today is is just a day to get fabulous sales at department stores, and not about our Presidents. I just wanted to say I feel sad over this and this might be the only place I know who have...
  • George Washington's Birthday

    02/17/2014 6:47:10 AM PST · by kristinn · 12 replies
    George Washington's Birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday on the third Monday in February. It is one of eleven permanent holidays established by Congress. Federal holidays apply only to the federal government and the District of Columbia; Congress has never declared a national holiday binding in all states and each state decides its own legal holidays. George Washington was born in Virginia on February 11, 1731, according to the then-used Julian calendar. In 1752, however, Britain and all its colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar which moved Washington's birthday a year and 11 days to February 22, 1732. Americans celebrated...
  • Often Called ‘Presidents’ Day,’ But Really Washington’s Birthday

    02/17/2014 6:38:04 AM PST · by kristinn · 17 replies
    PBS ^ | Sunday, February 16, 2014 | Transcript
    HARI SREENIVASAN: Finally tonight – the connection. As far as everyone is concerned, tomorrow is Presidents’ Day, and many of the advertisements would lead you to believe that it’s a celebration of two of America’s greatest presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. [TELEVISION COMMERCIALS] But despite what almost everyone believes, tomorrow is not a national holiday known as Presidents’ Day, even the Interior Department apparently isn’t in on the secret. Under a federal law passed in 1968, the third Monday of February was officially designated as “Washington’s birthday.” No mention at all of honest Abe. HAROLD HOLZER: Lincoln has never...
  • Groupon Celebrates Presidents Day by Honoring Alexander Hamilton (Idiots think he was president!)

    02/15/2014 3:00:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Market Watch ^ | February 14, 2014
    Starting tomorrow, Groupon ( ) (NASDAQ: GRPN) will be kicking off Presidents Day weekend by giving customers 10 dollars off 40 dollars when they purchase a deal for any local business. The $10 bill, as everyone knows, features President Alexander Hamilton -- undeniably one of our greatest presidents and most widely recognized for establishing the country’s financial system. Beginning Saturday, Feb. 15 at 9 am CST, shoppers will be able to redeem this offer by using the promo code “10OFF40LOCAL”, which isn’t very catchy, but neither was President Hamilton’s famous saying, “nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after...
  • 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...
  • The First Ever President's Day Greeting Card From The White House?

    02/18/2013 10:10:18 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-18-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Governor Palin: Celebrate Presidents Serving With Pure Motives

    02/18/2013 9:11:57 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 15 replies
    Conservatives4Palin via Sarah's Facebook ^ | Feb 18th, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    Celebrate Presidents Serving With Pure Motives We’re kind of consumed with rugged race competition today in our house, but the important thing to remember this morning is the significance of February 18. It should be considered an honor to celebrate Presidents’ Day, particularly with the understanding that President George Washington is at the heart of this patriotic observance. With every passing day, as we recognize the true state of our union, we can appreciate even more those, like President Washington, who have served with pure motives and a true sense of purpose, who loved this nation more than self and...
  • Who Makes the Cut for the Worst Presidents Ever? (What a Question)

    02/13/2013 7:59:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 364 replies ^ | February 13, 2013 | Michael Medved
    As President Obama prepares his State of the Union Address and the nation looks forward to a Presidents Day holiday, Americans should consider the warning examples of our worst chief executives. While few of Washington and Lincoln's successors could hope to replicate their epic achievements, every president can — and must — focus on avoiding the appalling ineptitude of John Tyler, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and their feckless fellow travelers on the road to presidential perdition. The common elements that link our least successful leaders teach historical lessons at least as important as the shared traits of the Rushmore Four:...

    02/17/2012 7:01:30 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 76 replies
    Presidents DayClaim:   The federal holiday observed in the United States on the third Monday of February is officially designated as "Presidents' Day." FALSE Origins:   Back in my school days, February was an important month — not just because it included the eagerly-anticipated Valentine's Day, but because even though it was the shortest month of the year, it contained two (count 'em: two) holidays for which schools were closed: Lincoln's Birthday (February 12) and Washington's Birthday (February 22). Two school-free days for the kids, two days off for working parents, and terrific bargains on bedding, linen, and towels at...
  • Obama Report Card: How safe can America be?

    02/15/2012 10:51:37 AM PST · by wcgo2 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/15/2012 | Charles Ortel
    WASHINGTON, February 15, 2012 – Each February, Americans enjoy a holiday to reflect upon the accomplishments of their Presidents. In this election year, the place to start is with the tenure of President Barack Hussein Obama. Back on Election Day 2008, some giddy enthusiasts were already considering where to place a likeness of Obama on the face of Mt. Rushmore along side the craggy visages of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Teddy Roosevelt.
  • Washington: the 'blackest name' in America

    02/21/2011 6:01:03 PM PST · by Germanicus Cretorian · 27 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Feb 21 2011 | Jesse Washington
    George Washington's name is inseparable from America, and not only from the nation's history. It identifies countless streets, buildings, mountains, bridges, monuments, cities — and people. In a puzzling twist, most of these people are black. The 2000 U.S. Census counted 163,036 people with the surname Washington. Ninety percent of them were African-American, a far higher black percentage than for any other common name. The story of how Washington became the "blackest name" begins with slavery and takes a sharp turn after the Civil War, when all blacks were allowed the dignity of a surname. Even before Emancipation, many enslaved...
  • On Presidents’ Day: Lincoln is King (Among freshman Republican congressmen, exluding Reagan)

    02/21/2011 1:00:39 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 105 replies ^ | 2-21-2011 | Tim Mak
    On Presidents’ Day, Americans take a day to recognize the office of the presidency – and to reflect upon the country’s best. FrumForum asked freshman Republican members which president they admired the most, but excluded President Reagan from contention to give the other presidents a fair chance. The fourteen Republican members who responded gave a range of answers, but President Abraham Lincoln came out on top. Interestingly, these freshman congressmen have something in common with President Obama, who has identified Lincoln as his favorite president. Independent voters also agreed – a new Gallup poll shows that Lincoln was their favorite...
  • Vanity: Since it is President's Day, what would YOU do if you had one (1) day as President?

    02/21/2011 5:19:10 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 34 replies
    Cheese, Moose, Sister | 21 FEB 11 | dcbryan1
    Situation: Today is President's Day. Obama is AWOL and YOU are President for one (1) day until he comes off of his cocaine high. Question: What would you do if you were President for one (1) day? Conditions: You cannot use nuclear weapons.You cannot invade Canada.You cannot violate the Constitution.You MUST be a Christian.You cannot assault, murder, imprison any American.You can only concentrate on FIVE (5) items.On your mark, get set, go!
  • smithsk: 3 birthdays, 3 presidents, 3 centuries, 3 defining wars ...

    02/04/2011 10:43:13 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 2 replies ^ | February 3, 2011 | smithsk
    February is one short month long on holidays from the sublime (President's Day, St. Valentine's Day) to the ridiculous (Groundhog Day). And since 1926, February has been designated Black History Month. Three outstanding American Presidents have birthdays this month - one from each century during a defining war in American history: 18th century - the American Revolution: George Washington was our first president under the Constitution, chief among our founders as well as a great general leading the Continental Army in the American Revolution. He was born in colonial Virginia on February 22, 1732. .... 19th century - the Civil...
  • On Presidents Day, We Honor ... Someone [obama?]

    02/15/2010 11:40:43 AM PST · by boughtwithaprice · 14 replies · 425+ views
    NEW YORK — Question: Who is honored on Presidents Day? Answer: Not Ronald Reagan. Or Franklin D. Roosevelt. Or Grover Cleveland or Martin Van Buren. conducted an informal and very unscientific poll in midtown Manhattan on Monday and found there are a lot of people who think Presidents Day honors a lot of presidents — with responses ranging from George Washington (No. 1) to Barack Obama (No. 44), with many others in between. "I just assumed it was all of them," said Erika Derocher, 23, of Milwaukee, Wis. "Is it a combination of their birthdays so there's less holidays?...
  • Abraham Lincoln Quotes - "I Had No Where Else To Go"

    02/15/2010 7:10:53 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 8 replies · 409+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 2/15/10 | MBC & A.L.
    Abraham Lincoln met crises on his knees! During the Civil War he once said, "I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day." WHAT DO YOU DO? Complain, clam up, or commence your OWN solution? God says, it is “NOT by works of righteousness which we have done” (Titus 3:5) and “there is NO king saved by the multitude of a host: a mighty man is NOT delivered by much strength” (Psalm 33:16). If we...
  • George Washington’s Tear-Jerker

    02/15/2010 4:21:18 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 52 replies · 921+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 14, 2010 | JOHN R. MILLER
    CIVILIAN control of the military is a cherished principle in American government. It was President Obama who decided to increase our involvement in Afghanistan, and it is Congress that will decide whether to appropriate the money to carry out his decision. It is the president and Congress, not the military, that will decide whether our laws should be changed to allow gays and lesbians to serve in our armed forces. The military advises, but the civilian leadership decides. Yet if not for the actions of George Washington, whose birthday we celebrate, sort of, this month, America might have moved in...
  • Presidents Day? Which Presidents? Washington? Lincoln? Millard Fillmore?

    02/14/2010 9:31:54 PM PST · by stolinsky · 18 replies · 452+ views ^ | 02-15-10 | stolinsky
    If you want to destroy a house, undermine the foundation. If you want to destroy a nation, do the same. If you want to destroy people who are defined by ideas, trash the ideas. If you want to bring down a society that is sustained by its history, perform a historectomy. You want a meaningless day off work, so you can check out the sales? Then Presidents Day is for you. But I prefer Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays. I’m old enough to remember when holidays had a deeper significance.
  • The Lost Holiday: Quick, Whose Birthday Is This?

    02/22/2009 7:23:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies · 1,102+ views ^ | February 22, 2009 | Paul Greenberg
    Despite the outward signs last Monday, there's actually no such holiday as President's Day to be found in the federal statutes. Or should that be Presidents' Day? Or just plain old, apostrophe-less Presidents Day? Like its legal standing, even the name of the holiday is uncertain Unmoored from the past, like a Presidents' Day connected to no particular president, holidays lose their meaning. Honor all presidents and you honor none; pretend all presidents are equal and they all fade into an equal obscurity. It would be a harmless practice, designating the third Monday in February as an all-purpose, all-presidents holiday,...
  • President Obama's Picture Removed After Complaints (at Peterson AFB-President's Day Advertisement)

    02/17/2009 5:37:51 PM PST · by lewisglad · 57 replies · 1,920+ views ^ | Updated: Feb 17, 2009 05:18 PM CST | By Tak Landrock
    PETERSON AFB - What was only meant to announce store hours at the Peterson Air Force Base Commissary has turned into a racial issue. Last week, cashiers took down flyers with a picture of President Barack Obama after several customer complaints. According to employees Melissa and LoVonda, the director ordered the photo down when someone said, ‘this wasn't Obama's day, and his picture shouldn't be on a flyer so it should be taken down.' The two women tell NEWSCHANNEL 13 that when they went to speak with the store director, he wouldn't give them a reason why the flyers were...
  • Obama Lincoln comparison, a closer look on President's day.

    02/16/2009 10:03:05 PM PST · by arkadyka · 18 replies · 434+ views
    Indy Mind ^ | 2/17/2009 | arkady
    In light of President's day I would like to entertain you with a slightly closer look at the comparisons being made between our current president and the much accomplished Abraham Lincoln. I found the comparison to be extremely off-putting as I failed to see any comparison other than state origin and perceived "inexperience" in Congress. For starters, Honest Abe got into politics at the tender age of 23. In the next 17 or so years Abe served in the state legislature, taught himself law, passed the bar and according to most sources became a reputable lawyer. Lincoln toured with Zachary...
  • First Bishop Eulogizes First President (Short and Powerful)

    02/16/2009 9:37:41 AM PST · by GonzoII · 37 replies · 625+ views ^ | Monday, February 16, 2009 | Pat McNamara
    In 1789, America got its first President, George Washington, and its first R.C, Bishop, John Carroll. At the time of the former’s death in 1799, Bishop Caroll gave the following eulogy on the Founding Father’s passing:
  • Obama Is Just About Every U.S. President All Rolled Into One!

    02/16/2009 7:04:40 AM PST · by theothercheek · 21 replies · 502+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | February 16, 2009 | The Stiletto
    If, as British cleric and aphorist Charles Caleb Colton has it, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” then what might resemblance perceived in the eye of the beholder be? With rare exceptions, in politics, sycophancy. Barack Hussein Obama has been likened to all but seven of our past presidents – including John Adams, William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln and Woodrow Wilson - and has at least one thing in common with 25 of them – including, Calvin Coolidge, Chester Arthur, Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon. Click here to find out more.
  • Photo of Obama is taken down at Peterson

    02/15/2009 3:43:07 AM PST · by Sam_Damon · 70 replies · 3,026+ views
    The Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO) ^ | 13 Feb 09 | Tom Roeder
    President Barack Obama's picture was removed this week from a Presidents Day sign at the Peterson Air Force Base commissary after customers complained that the image did not fit the holiday commemorating the birthdays of past presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The head of the local NAACP and a commissary employee say it was blatant racism.
  • Officials: Lincoln's Birthday Obscuring Reagan's Birthday

    02/06/2009 12:17:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 380+ views
    WGIL ^ | 2/6/09
    The fuss over Abraham Lincoln's birthday next week is obscuring today's presidential birthday. Ronald Reagan, the only president native to Illinois, was born 98 years ago. Celebrations are planned today at his birthplace in Tampico and his boyhood home in Dixon , both of which are now museums. * The Ronald Reagan Birthplace, 111 S. Main St., Tampico, will have an open house with birthday cake from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. * The Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, 816 S. Hennepin Ave. , Dixon , will have an open house from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to celebrate the president's visit to the restored...
  • MLK Day disagreement (Army Vet and school board member challenges favor given over Presidents Day)

    02/25/2008 6:03:32 AM PST · by Nextrush · 40 replies · 170+ views
    York Daily Record ^ | 2/25/08 | Steve Hoenstine
    The Northeastern School Board's discussion Monday regarding the calendar for the 2008-09 school year prompted a debate over the role of two holidays. The district designated Jan. 19, 2009, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as a day off. It designated Feb. 16, 2009, Washington's Birthday, and Presidents Day, as a snow makeup day. A snow makeup day is considered a day off unless the district has been forced to cancel too many school days because of the weather. If a cancellation does occur, a snow makeup day is considered a normal day of school. This system helps districts ensure that...
  • The 5 Most Badass Presidents of All-Time

    02/22/2008 10:54:05 AM PST · by Smogger · 139 replies · 663+ views
    Cracked.Com ^ | 2/20/2008 | Daniel O'Brien
    As we all prepare to spend a long weekend enjoying Presidential Savings on mattresses and used Toyotas, we could take time to thank some of the presidents who passed bills that protect some of the freedoms your enjoy daily. Or we could spend the day celebrating the presidents who are decidedly more Action Movie Heroes than diplomats. Anyway, guess which kind of president this website decided to focus on? #5.Andrew Jackson When the 1828 election rolled around, a lot of people were terrified when they heard Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson was running. If you're wondering how a guy we're calling...
  • No More Great Presidents

    02/18/2008 6:32:50 PM PST · by traviskicks · 32 replies · 288+ views
    Mises Institute ^ | 2/19/2007 | Robert Higgs
    My idea of a great president is one who acts in accordance with his oath of office to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States." Not since the presidency of Grover Cleveland has any president achieved greatness by this standard. Worse, the most admired have been those who failed most miserably. Evidently my standard differs from that employed by others who judge presidential greatness. In the New York Times Magazine for December 15, 1996, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., presented the results of a poll of historians asked to rank the presidents (excepting only William Henry Harrison and...
  • Bring Back Washington's Birthday

    02/18/2008 4:27:06 PM PST · by FreePoster · 45 replies · 190+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 18, 2008 | BRUCE CHAPMAN
    This is ridiculous. We have "President's Day" celebrated today and the only sign of it, other than empty schools and government offices, are the ads for white sales at the department stores and a funny television ad I saw for "Millard Fillmore Soap on a Rope." Thank you, Richard Nixon. Until his President's Day proclamation in 1971, and subsequent legislation, we had separate holidays for both Abraham Lincoln on February 12 and George Washington on February 22. Not all states celebrated both, and the days came close together, but so what? School children routinely made studies about the lives of...
  • The Un-Official Friday Silliness Thread - Salute to Presidents Day

    02/16/2007 7:22:06 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 81 replies · 2,026+ views
    Presidents Day is the common name for the United States federal holiday officially designated as Washington's Birthday. It is celebrated on the third Monday of February and this year it falls on February 19, 2007. Some great presidents include:
  • Bush honors Lincoln's memory

    02/10/2008 5:13:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 144+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/08 | AP
    WASHINGTON - Heading toward the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birthday, President Bush on Sunday celebrated the nation's 16th president as a man of steadfast convictions and honorable ideals. "It's fitting that we honor Abe Lincoln," Bush said in the ornate East Room of the White House. "Of all the successors to George Washington, none had a bigger impact on the presidency and the country." Bush spoke in early tribute to the 199th anniversary of Lincoln's birthday. Lincoln was born Feb 12, 1809. On Tuesday, first lady Laura Bush will speak at Lincoln's birthplace of Hodgenville, Ky., as part of the...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) 2-19-07

    02/19/2007 5:03:24 PM PST · by snugs · 123 replies · 2,007+ views
    The President and first lady spent the weekend in Washington attending church on Sunday as usual. Today as part of President's Day Celebrations the President and First Lady attended an event at Mount Vernon VA in honor of Washington's 275th birthdayClick here for information on 275th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington Click here for George Washington's Biography Vice President Dick Cheney is enroute to Australia to meet Australian Prime Minister John Howard after that he will fly to Japan. This weekend, Secretary of State Rice was in the Middle East. She made an unannounced visit to Iraq on...
  • The Example of Our First President: George Washington

    02/19/2007 7:09:11 AM PST · by Ed Hudgins · 57 replies · 933+ views
    The Atlas Society ^ | 2/19/2007 | Edward Hudgins
    [Posted 2/19/07, from 2004 Washington Times piece.] February 22, 2004 -- George Washington unfortunately has become a cliché. For an older generation, he was too often treated as such a mythic figure that it was difficult to appreciate his true importance. In today’s politically correct society many treat him as a white, male oppressor. Most of us celebrate his birthday by shopping the sales at the mall. This is not a bad use of our time, but it is appropriate to take a moment to reflect on the real greatness of the real Washington and the moral lessons he taught...
  • The Father Without a Son (George Washington)

    02/20/2006 7:18:37 PM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 4 replies · 736+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 20 February 2006 | Lee Harris
    When Thomas Jefferson first read a copy of the United States Constitution, he was appalled. He was particularly scandalized by the office known as the Presidency, comparing it to the elective king of Poland. By using the dreaded and hated word "king," Jefferson became among the first to denounce the Presidency as a step backwards into monarchy—the very kind of government that the Americans had rebelled against in their revolution. There were, of course, differences between the President and the elective king of Poland. For example, the Polish King did not have to be Polish, and many were not, while...
  • President's Day [Quotes]

    02/20/2006 11:38:02 AM PST · by ncountylee · 13 replies · 564+ views
    americanchronicle ^ | February 20, 2006 | Robert Rouse
    In honor of President's Day, I thought I'd let them speak for themselves. GEORGE WASHINGTON: "If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." JOHN ADAMS: "There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty." THOMAS JEFFERSON: "Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society." JAMES...
  • America's Greatest Presidents

    02/20/2006 11:01:16 AM PST · by RightCanuck · 100 replies · 1,598+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 20th, 2006 | Steven M. Warshawsky
    Today is “President’s Day.” A holiday originally intended to honor George Washington (and in some states Abraham Lincoln), President’s Day has degenerated into just another day off for government employees and an excuse for large retailers to hold sales. More destructive to our national consciousness, it has become a day that purports to “celebrate” all presidents equally, the dismal failures along with the towering giants. Perhaps this is why hardly any celebration occurs at all. This is a shame, because the truly great men who have led this nation throughout our history deserve the American people’s most heartfelt thanks for...
  • Forget this Presidents day garbage: It's still George Washington's birthday

    02/20/2006 2:45:22 AM PST · by The Ghost of JG · 45 replies · 1,161+ views
    Spero News ^ | Monday, February 20, 2006 | Matthew Spalding, Ph.D.
    February 22 is the birthday of George Washington, the man who, more than any other, made possible our republican form of government. The third Monday in February has come to be known - wrongly - as President's Day. America's political leaders should take this occasion to remember Washington's deeds, recollect his advice, and once again call the holiday celebrating him by its legal name: Washington's Birthday. James Flexner, George Washington's greatest biographer, called him the "indispensable man" of the American Founding. Without Washington, America would never have won our War of Independence. He played the central role in the Constitutional...

    02/19/2006 10:13:06 PM PST · by Mia T · 38 replies · 2,035+ views
    2.18.06 | Mia T
    DEBUNKING CINDY SHEEHANHEAR ABE LINCOLN/JOHNNY CASH + PBS' NEIL CONANby Mia T, 8.31.05 (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE)   "You tell me the truth. You tell me that my son died for oil. You tell me that my son died to make your friends rich. You tell me my son died to spread the cancer of Pax Americana, imperialism in the Middle East."--Cindy Sheehan "And if you think I won't say bulls**t to the President, I say move on, cause I'll say what's on my mind."--Cindy Sheehan   The trusty triad's half-truths, exaggerations and outright lies,...
  • Pennsylvania's Land of Lincolns

    02/20/2006 4:45:07 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 1 replies · 292+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post - Gazette ^ | February 20, 2006 | Bob Batz Jr.
    Multi Media Slide Show Dozens of relatives of the 16th president rest in an obscure Fayette County cemetery, while the family maintains a mostly quiet Western Pennsylvania presence JOHNSTOWN -- If you happen into Vitamin World at Johnstown's Galleria mall, you might be rung up by an assistant manager who bears a powerful resemblance to the president on your $5 bills. You might even say, as others do, "You really look like Abe!" "Thank you," the man might reply, with a smile spreading just above his bygone beard. Or he'll tease, "Which one? There are several Abrahams in the...

    02/17/2006 1:29:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 23 replies · 401+ views
    Newsletter | Chuck Muth
    PRESIDENTIAL HOME-SCHOOLERS"As you probably know, Monday will be Presidents' Day. Originally intended as the celebration of George Washington's birthday, it is now widely accepted as a day to honor U.S. Presidents in general. This special holiday has particular significance to homeschoolers, since many of our Presidents received their early education, either completely or in part, through what would today be known as homeschooling.  Here's the full list of ten:George WashingtonThomas JeffersonJohn Quincy AdamsJames MadisonWilliam Henry HarrisonJohn TylerAbraham LincolnTheodore RooseveltWoodrow WilsonFranklin Delano Roosevelt- The Homeschool Enrichment newsletter, 2/15/06
  • Whatever happened to Washington's Birthday? (Is 'Presidents Day' wrong designation?)

    02/21/2005 5:34:18 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 22 replies · 620+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/21/05 | Demian Bulwa
    Whether today should be called Washington's Birthday or Presidents Day is a question that will not distract most Americans from patriotic golf rounds and shopping excursions. But it's less a question than a crusade for Lafayette lawyer Jason Bezis. He calls Presidents Day -- with its varying interpretations and occasional, floating apostrophe -- a noxious weed strangling the venerable oak of Washington's Birthday, which happens to be the official title of the holiday in California and under federal law. On paper, he appears to be right. And almost no one cares. "The poor oak tree's leaves are withering," Bezis, 31,...
  • Presidents' Day - History of the Holiday

    02/21/2005 10:38:27 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 1 replies · 356+ views
    The original version of the holiday was in commemoration of George Washington's birthday in 1796 (the last full year of his presidency). Washington, according to the calendar that has been used since at least the mid-18th century, was born on February 22, 1732. According to the old style calendar in use back then, however, he was born on February 11. At least in 1796, many Americans celebrated his birthday on the 22nd while others marked the occasion on the 11th instead. By the early 19th century, Washington's Birthday had taken firm root in the American experience as a bona fide...
  • Bartlett Pushes Washington-Lincoln Act: Presidents Day to Become Washinton's Birthday Day?

    02/21/2005 8:29:25 AM PST · by metalmanx2j · 66 replies · 985+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 21, 2005 | I-WEI J. CHANG
    WASHINGTON — It took George Washington (search) less time to win the Revolutionary War (search) than it has taken Rep. Roscoe Bartlett to win passage of a bill to make the government again call Presidents' Day by its legal name — Washington's Birthday. But the Maryland Republican is not giving up. Bartlett (search), who first tackled the issue in 1999, has reintroduced the Washington-Lincoln Recognition Act (search). It would require that all federal government officials and entities refer to the holiday exclusively as "Washington's Birthday," and require that the first president's name be used in any publication about the holiday...
  • Celebrating Presidents' Day 2005

    02/21/2005 7:35:34 AM PST · by Zacs Mom · 11 replies · 527+ views
    Februasry 21, 2005 | Zac's Mom
    Aside from a day off from work or school, no mail delivery or banking services and sometimes some pretty sales, Presidents' Days have pretty much come and gone without much fan fare around here. In fact, I can't say that (since finishing school many years ago) I've really given a lot of thought to Presidents' Day ~ that is until today.