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  • Idle Worship: In praise of Fred Thompson's laziness

    10/24/2007 10:52:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 149+ views
    The New Republic ^ | October 22, 2007 | Michael Crowley
    When Fred Thompson finally joined the presidential field last month, Newsweek greeted him with a cover story that bored into the essential question about the man: Is he too lazy to win? The answer seems to be yes, and, for evidence, the article cited Thompson's reluctance at the Minnesota State Fair to meet the sculptor of the Butter Princess, a 90-pound female bust carved from pure butter. He apparently wanted a strawberry milkshake instead and had to be coaxed into greeting the dairy sculptor. It was, Newsweek decreed, "a small but telling moment," a reminder of doubts about Thompson's willingness...
  • Why The Media Is So Afraid of Fred Thompson

    10/15/2007 11:20:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 128+ views
    Web Commentary ^ | October 15, 2007 | Andrew T. Durham
    Not being in the middle of it all gives me a rather unique advantage. That means I have no one to answer to for my views. I just watch things, and then I talk about them. In other words, this means I don’t have to lie about my biases in order to keep some false sense of objectivity alive for the gullible. In other words, I’m no Chris Matthews. Let me start then with the current batch of presidential hopefuls: Folks - meaning the current Republican candidates - you really need to watch out for Fred Thompson. None of you...
  • ABC Puzzles Over 'Obsession' With U.S. Flag Pins; Notes Nixon Wore One

    10/05/2007 1:41:17 PM PDT · by freemarket_kenshepherd · 22 replies · 941+ views ^ | Oct. 5, 2007 | Scott Whitlock
    On Friday's "Good Morning America," ABC reporter David Wright narrated a sympathetic look at Barack Obama's decision not to wear an American flag lapel pin and asserted that this country's "obsession with flag pins is relatively new." To further defend the Democratic presidential candidate, Wright pointedly noted that liberal bogeyman Richard Nixon wore such a pin. He observed, "Ike didn't wear one. JFK either. Nixon did wear the flag as he told the American people he had nothing to do with Watergate." Of course, Wright himself was not wearing a pin with the U.S. flag on it. As the MRC...
  • [Fred]Thompson the Investigator (Watergate, etc., with pictorial slideshow)

    08/26/2007 9:41:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 746+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 27, 2007
    Fred D. Thompson rose to national prominence in the mid-1970s. As chief counsel to the Republicans on the Senate Watergate Committee, he famously asked the question that revealed the existence of the White House taping system that ultimately led to President Richard M. Nixon's resignation. But Mr. Thompson was also an active participant in the White House's efforts to deflect blame from the president and discredit his accusers, plotting strategy with Mr. Nixon's lawyers and leaking information to them. (Continued for 9 more pages)
  • Al Gore Following Nixon Path (Barf Alert!)

    06/08/2007 3:42:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1,329+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 8, 2007
    Former Vice President Al Gore is acting in a very "Nixonian" way, a top political expert says. Appearing Thursday night on CNN's "Glenn Beck" show, savvy Republican political pro Roger Stone told guest host Michael Smerconish that Gore carefully parses his words when he ducks the question about running for the presidency. "He's preserving his political options: 'I'm not planning to run; I have no plans to run; it is highly unlikely that I would run,'" Stone said. "Nowhere does he say, 'if nominated I won't run; if elected I won't serve.' And I don't think he's going to say...
  • Insider Report: Haig Denies Ford-Nixon Deal

    12/31/2006 8:08:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,169+ views
    Newsmax ^ | December 31, 2006
    Bob Woodward insists that then-White House chief of staff Al Haig offered Vice President Gerald Ford a deal to pardon Richard Nixon if he resigned the presidency. Haig flatly denies that assertion and calls it an "insult." Appearing on CNN's "Larry King Live" on Dec. 27, the day after Ford died, Woodward – who interviewed Ford extensively in recent years – was asked why he thought Ford pardoned Nixon. Woodward responded: "Well, first of all, one of the things Ford told me, which I published a number of years ago, is that he believes, he, Gerald Ford, believed that Al...
  • Gerald Ford Poised To Be Longest-Living President

    11/11/2006 2:28:43 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 37 replies · 1,248+ views
    AFP ^ | November 10, 2006 | AFP
    Gerald Ford Poised To Be Longest-Living President LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Gerald Ford is poised to break Ronald Reagan's record as the longest-living US president on Sunday, 121 days after his 93rd birthday. Ford, who served as president for three years following the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974, played down the significance of the milestone in a statement released by his office. "The length of one's days matters less than the love of one's family and friends," he said. "I thank God for the gift of every sunrise and, even more, for all the years He has blessed me...
  • Ned Lamont Compares Lieberman to Nixon

    10/24/2006 11:43:53 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 13 replies · 584+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 25 October 2006
    Trailing in the polls, Democrat Ned Lamont called the Iraq conflict Sen. Joe Lieberman's "war of choice" and compared his rival to former Republican President Nixon. Putting a fresh focus on the issue that powered him to victory in August's Democratic primary, Lamont mentioned Vietnam in criticizing Lieberman, who is running as an independent in his re-election bid. "Iraq is Joe's war of choice, and he's been its strongest and staunchest supporter every step of the way," Lamont said in a speech at the University of Hartford. "And in the greatest act of audacity of all, he is now asking...
  • 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,...
  • On This Day in History: Nixon Resigns

    08/08/2006 7:33:45 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 13 replies · 504+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 8/8/2006 | Grand Forks Herald
    Today is Tuesday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2006. There are 145 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Aug. 8, 1974, President Nixon announced he would resign following damaging new revelations in the Watergate scandal.
  • Samuel Byck (Vanity)

    04/04/2006 9:25:30 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 223+ views
    Before the jumbo jets crashing into the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and field near Shanksville on September 11, 2001, there was another psychopath who wanted to hijack an airplane and crash it into the White House in 1974. His name is Samuel Byck. He was a man struggling and a ticking time bomb. He sent weird taped messages to people like Jonas Salk and Leonard Bernstein. He saw the political system as corrupt and started venting his anger at President Ricard Nixon. He threatened him starting in 1972. He even protested in front of the White House on Christmas Eve...
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • Jimmy Carter Inc.

    02/25/2006 10:22:14 AM PST · by george76 · 127 replies · 2,684+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2006 | Joel Achenbach
    The other night Jimmy Carter popped up on the Larry King show, live via satellite, standing in a ski lodge and wearing a fur-lined outdoorsman jacket as though he'd just come in from felling a spruce. He was publicizing an upcoming auction in which he would sell the furniture he'd been making. Also his wine. This may have come to many viewers as a surprise: There is Jimmy Carter Wine. The former president didn't say how he made it, but you know what it's probably called: peanut noir. Also he plans to sell his paintings. "My paintings," he told King,...
  • Reddy Finney, Joe Enge, and the US Constitution

    11/05/2005 9:24:44 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 11 replies · 1,638+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 6 November 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The Carson City, Nevada, school administrators are attempting to fire an award-winning history teacher, Joe Enge. Why should that matter to you? I’ll combine his story with that of my 11th grade history teacher. Maybe you’ll agree this matters to everyone who cares about the future of America. In Carson City schools, administrators insist that history teachers begin teaching American history with the Civil War. Joe Enge, an 11th grade teacher there who’s written two history books and has served on a statewide board on history teaching, disagrees. He begins at the beginning, teaching his students about the American Revolution,...
  • Wielding the Hatchet (The Washington Post takes a cheap shot at Charles Colson)

    09/20/2005 4:16:55 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 586+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 20, 2005 | Scott Johnson
    AS SPECIAL COUNSEL to President Richard Nixon Charles Colson was known as Nixon's hatchet man and one of the most hated men in America. After he left the Nixon administration he was caught in the snare of Watergate. Although he was only peripherally involved in the scandal, he pled guilty and served seven months in prison on an attenuated criminal charge related to the Ellsberg break-in.In 1976 Colson published Born Again, a best-selling account of the conversion experience that followed his government service but preceded his incarceration. When Nicholas von Hoffman reviewed the book for the Washington Post that year,...
  • 'Satanist'dances on Reagan's grave (Barf Alert)

    08/09/2005 10:48:04 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 56 replies · 3,353+ views ^ | August 9, 2005 | Ron Strom
    A California man dubbed a "Satanist" on an online message board has posted photos of himself dancing on President Ronald Reagan's grave, raising the ire of the former chief executive's admirers. Posted on (warning: vulgar site), the photos show a thin, white man likely in his 20s wearing an AC/DC T-shirt and having hopped over the fence that protects Reagan's grave.
  • Like Felt, Rove exposed wrongdoing to public-(but Rove is TEN TIMES the man that Felt ever was!)

    07/20/2005 8:49:30 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 438+ views
    Karl Rove — whistleblower, patriot and hero. That's an epitaph you won't read with regard to the Valerie Plame kerfuffle. But those are precisely the words that dominated commentary about Watergate leaker Mark Felt little more than a month ago. Felt, of course, did the country a great service by secretly revealing to the media the cancer that was growing on the Nixon presidency. But Felt, it should be remembered, had more than simply altruistic motives for doing so. Richard Nixon slighted Felt by passing over him for the top job at the FBI after J. Edgar Hoover's death. That...
  • President vs. Press: The Media's Attempt to Take Down Another Republican President(as with Nixon)

    07/15/2005 8:11:30 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 1,076+ views
    In The Making of the President 1972, Theodore White saw the Nixon-McGovern election as other than a partisan battle for the White House between Republicans and Democrats. The title of chapter 10 is “Power Struggle: President Versus Press.” Wrote White: “What lay at issue in 1972 between Richard Nixon on the one hand and the adversary press and media of America, on the other, was simple: It was power.” In White’s judgment, Sen. McGovern was probably not in the top ten on the real Nixon enemies list, which was headed by the Washington Post, CBS, the New York Times --...
  • The 50-year fraud of Alger Hiss

    07/04/2005 12:33:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 121 replies · 2,500+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/4/05 | Jack Cashill
    Editor's note: The following commentary is excerpted from Jack Cashill's eye-opening new book, "Hoodwinked: How Intellectual Hucksters Have Hijacked American Culture," where he shows how, over the last century, "progressive" writers and producers have been using falsehood and fraud as their primary weapons in their attack on America."I am not and have never been a member of the Communist Party," Alger Hiss said under oath on Aug. 5, 1948, and calmly refuted the accusation of former Soviet agent Whittaker Chambers. The House Un-American Activities Committee had subpoenaed Chambers two days before. Then a senior editor at Time magazine, Chambers had...
  • America’s scorn for India on show

    06/30/2005 7:31:38 AM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 103 replies · 1,403+ views
    Deccan Herald ^ | June 30, 2005 | L K Sharma
    At a time when India and the US keep hailing the present “new era” in their relationship, just released classified papers pertaining to the 1969-1972 period prove that it is indeed a revolutionary new era! The documents declassified by the State Department and the transcripts of the Oval Office tapes cover the period when in private, President Richard Nixon was abusing Indira Gandhi and his national security adviser Henry Kissinger was insulting Indians. The cold war blinded the US to India’s democracy and other virtues. Even though it was not a communist country, India was still seen as evil. Pakistan...