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  • Veterans Day Remembrances

    11/11/2018 9:14:42 AM PST · by Retain Mike
    November 11, 2018 | Se;lf
    Kate Smith Sings God Bless America https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=kate+smith+god+bless+america&qpvt=kate+smith+god+bless+america&view=detail&mid=724669BA7D80E531A2DA724669BA7D80E531A2DA&&FORM=VRDGAR Ronal Reagan Honors Kate Smith with Medal of Freedom https://www4.bing.com/videos/search?q=text+ronald+reagan+honors+kate+smith&view=detail&mid=EDD4D8A20EB8C80843E6EDD4D8A20EB8C80843E6&FORM=VIRE The Ball Turret Gunner Nobody really wanted to be in a ball turret. This Plexiglas ball hanging from the bottom of the bomber was one of America’s latest innovations in warfare. An ingenious piece of machinery built by the Sperry Corporation, the ball turret was a heavily armed bubble just big enough to hold a grown man – but only on the small side. It had room for the gunner and its two fifty-caliber machine guns – and little else. The extremely cramped...
  • Veterans’ Day 2018: Why We Fight

    11/11/2018 5:42:21 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-11-18 | MOTUS
    The price of greatness is responsibility. – Sir Winston ChurchillThere are scant words to adequately acknowledge the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served our country, especially in times of war, so let me simply say thank you.Let us reflect on this 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of World War I, the sacrifice our armed forces have always made when called upon to protect and defend our country. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could make it through one day without some nitwit ranting about social justice and tweeting about male toxicity and the patriarchy?...
  • The US Shot Down a Fake Nuclear Missile in Space with Another Missile

    11/05/2018 12:17:49 PM PST · by ETL · 61 replies
    Space.com ^ | Nov 2, 2018 | Rafi Letzter, Live Science Staff Writer
    A U.S.-Japanese interceptor successfully shot down a test ballistic missile over Hawaii. It was the second-ever success for the joint missile defense program, and a stunning technological accomplishment. Also, the whole thing was captured on video. The interceptor, called the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA, destroys targets with sheer force, rather than an explosive warhead, and according to its manufacturer Raytheon, the interceptor's "kill vehicle" (a projectile) rams into a ballistic missile with the force of a 10-ton truck traveling 600 mph (965 km/h). But does any of this make the U.S. (or Japan) any safer? Are American cities less likely...
  • Thirty-Fifth Anniversary of the Marine Barracks Bombing

    10/28/2018 9:37:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2018 | Adm James A. Lyons
    With all the media focus on the caravan, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi murder, and later the pipe bombs, there was scant coverage of the tragic Beirut US Marine Barracks bombing October 23, 1983. We had proof positive intelligence the orders for that bombing came direct from Tehran, but we never responded. It is well to review the events surrounding this tragedy and why we never responded. On that day, 241 of our finest military personnel were killed, with scores more seriously injured. Almost simultaneously, a similar attack was carried out at the French military headquarters, killing 58 French paratroopers....
  • Have Heart, Stand Tall

    10/28/2018 7:41:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/28/18 | Jim O'Neill
    Rendezvous With Destiny You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We can preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we can sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.—Ronald Reagan “Time for Choosing” speech, 1964
  • The Eponymous Reagan

    10/20/2018 10:42:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2018 | Craig Shirley
    I was honored several weeks ago to participate in a one-day conference on Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II sponsored by several organizations including the Polish National Federation, Heritage Foundation, the Hudson Institute, the Institute of World Politics and the Reagan Institute of Washington, a branch of the Reagan Foundation and Library in Simi Valley, California. The conference was titled, “Ronald Reagan & Pope John Paul II. The Partnership that Changed the World.” And, change the world they did. Millions live in freedom, in economic prosperity, because these two men forged an alliance for progress; an alliance hated by...
  • Bob Barr: Stepping Closer To That “Thousand Years of Darkness” Reagan Warned Us About in 1964

    10/10/2018 8:03:59 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 14 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 10/10/18 | Bob Barr
    Danger Zone: On October 27, 1964, Ronald Reagan, still two years away from serving in public office himself, delivered one of the greatest speeches in modern American history. Delivered to a nationwide radio audience in support of then-GOP presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, the former movie star declared America at a crossroads. Failure to grasp and aggressively defend against the dangers then faced by our country would, Reagan warned, push us into “a thousand years of darkness.” While the specific dangers about which Reagan then spoke were external, his call to action against existential threats applies with at least equal validity...
  • ‘Reagan: An American Journey’ Review: The Arc of an All-American

    09/29/2018 11:21:27 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Septenber 27, 2018 | Richard Brookhiser
    The reputations of politicians go through distinct phases. First comes the real time of campaigning, public pronouncement and journalism, a mixture of confetti, gravitas and sleet-storm. Retirement brings the memoirs of subject, colleagues, relatives and eye-witnesses. Only after death does biography sculpt its first substantial image, which can last a long time. Later historians will argue and chisel, but they will work on that initial posthumous statue. “Reagan: An American Journey” by Bob Spitz aims to create such an image. The cover says it all: a shining black-and-white shot of a handsome man, his face simultaneously genial and serious, his...
  • Remember this Guy?

    09/04/2018 3:01:09 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 19 replies
    multiple | 9/4/2018 | Ronald Reagan
    Too many people have forgotten, and too many don't even have a clue. His quotes are right up there with other famous quote makers like Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain and Will Rogers.. "Socialism only worksin two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it." -Ronald Reagan 'Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.' - Ronald Reagan 'The most terrifying words In the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.' -Ronald Reagan 'The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that...
  • Flashback: John McCain Compared Sarah Palin to Ronald Reagan – “I’m Proud of Her” – Video 11/28/2010

    08/30/2018 8:25:50 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 25 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 30, 2018 | Brian
    Flashback to November 2010. A video we posted almost eight years ago of Sen. John McCain on CNN praising Gov. Sarah Palin up one side and down the other. He even compared her to Ronald Reagan, saying “I think she’s doing a great job,” and “I’m proud of her.” Also remember that Sarah Palin went to Arizona and endorsed John McCain for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2010........(video)......Palin stood up for McCain when he needed it most. What a contrast to numerous media reports that indicate Palin was not invited to attend McCain’s upcoming funeral service. Some say there...
  • A Man of God Sins Against My Father

    07/29/2018 12:38:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/28/2018 | Michael Reagan
    If a liberal like Jesse Jackson went on CNN and accused my father of being a "known womanizer" like President Trump, conservatives across America would go off the rails. They'd defend the reputation of Ronald Reagan to the max and blast Jackson for his false and evil equivalency. They'd point out that it is totally outrageous to compare the personal lives of President Trump and my father. Yet look what happened last week when a prominent conservative evangelical pastor from Dallas went on Fox News and called my father a "known womanizer." The Rev. Robert Jeffress, who's a Fox contributor,...
  • Flashback: Reagan Flubs Reykjavik Summit

    07/16/2018 6:12:29 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | December 4, 1986 | WILLIAM GREIDER
    To Ronald Reagan and his entourage, the summit meeting in Iceland looked like the perfect photo opportunity. Three weeks before the midterm elections, Reagan would be pictured shaking hands with the smiling Russian in his Fifties fedora. The president would be portrayed in the media as an earnest peacemaker, diligently searching for ways to end the nuclear-arms race. This time, though, the photos turned out badly. When he emerged from his bargaining sessions with Mikhail Gorbachev, the president looked stung, like a small boy who had burned his fingers playing with a light socket. Reagan came home empty-handed from Iceland,...
  • Rest in Peace- Ronald Reagan. 14 years ago today.

    06/05/2018 5:02:41 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 24 replies
    Free Republic Memorial Post ^ | 06/05/2018 | A memorial post- not vanity
    On this day, 14 years ago, Ronald Reagan passed away from pneumonia complications exacerbating his end stage Alzheimer's Disease. This is a memorial post for a truly great conservative, who won the Cold War, and changed the landscape majorly.
  • Ronald Reagan's daughter says her father would be 'horrified' by President Trump

    06/04/2018 6:16:12 AM PDT · by ZagFan · 94 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-04-2018 | Chris Pleasance
    Ronald Reagan would be 'horrified' by Donald Trump's America, daughter Patti Davis believes. Davis says the 40th President would hate Trump's anti-immigrant stance, his attacks on the free press and his 'caustic, destructive language'. Reagan would be equally 'appalled' at Congress's failure to stand up to a President 'who seems ignorant of the Constitution', she added. There is a difference between immigration laws and cruelty. He believed in laws; he hated cruelty.'
  • Memorial Day 2018

    05/28/2018 5:03:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-28-18 | MOTUS
    "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." —Winston Churchill As we do on this day each year, we pause to remember the men and women who died fighting for our freedom. We stand by humbly, gratefully, silently, to honor their sacrifice.We remember…We mourn for those lost…And we mourn for those they’ve left behind…As we reflect once again on the the steep price of freedom.By all means, enjoy your picnics, parades and celebrations today – it is a holiday after all. But do pause to remember and honor all the...
  • Weekly Update: JW Battles for FBI Deep State Texts

    05/26/2018 8:27:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 25, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Battles FBI for Anti-Trumper Text Messages Federal Agency Known for Fraud & Waste Finances Own Attacks Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day Judicial Watch Battles FBI for Anti-Trumper Text Messages Here is a sliver of good news in our efforts to find out the truth about the extent of corruption infecting the senior ranks of the FBI, specifically in our lawsuit to get documents about “anti-Trump” senior FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok. Our legal team was just informed by the Justice Department that, “the FBI plans to send letters to Peter Strzok and Lisa Page...
  • Author Jon Meacham: Trump took advantage of "climate of fear"

    05/20/2018 1:28:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 20, 2018 | Emily Tillett
    Jon Meacham, presidential scholar and author of "The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels," says that President Trump is in office because "we have a climate of fear in the country" which he "took advantage of" over the course of the 2016 campaign. "Politicians are far more often mirrors of who we are than they are molders. That's why the molders are so extraordinary. Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan -- those are different kinds of figures," Meacham said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" on Sunday. "I think that President Trump in many ways is president because we...
  • Trump’s New Abortion Regulation Continues Jack Kemp’s Pro-Life Legacy

    05/19/2018 8:00:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2019 | Frank Cannon
    On Friday, President Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services announced it would be updating the Title X regulation framework to better enforce the letter of the law, which outlaws federal funding for abortion, and to ensure that federal family planning dollars do not go to facilities that perform abortion. This new framework is based largely on President Reagan’s similar Title X regulation in 1988, which was challenged in court but eventually upheld by the Supreme Court in Rust v. Sullivan.However, up to now, the framework has never truly been enforced. President Clinton quickly ditched it as soon as he took...
  • “Freedom Is Never More Than One Generation Away From Extinction”

    04/28/2018 7:50:17 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-28-18 | MOTUS
    Alan Dershowitz, renowned liberal lawyer, Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus and civil libertarian, is more qualified and credentialed than most to point out the hypocrisy of the left. Ever since they revealed themselves as “Get Trump At Any Cost” partisans he has been doing so with a vengeance as he sees their actions as extremely dangerous to civil liberty. His recent editorial contains a synopsis of the argument in his book, Trumped up! How Criminalizing Politics is Dangerous to Democracy. He explains how former civil libertarians are prepared to sacrifice civil liberties in the quest for their truth on the...
  • The GOP Men Who Made Women's History Month Possible

    03/03/2018 3:25:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2018 | Ryan Bomberger
    Women’s History Month. I’m all for it. We should celebrate anyone (like these fearless women) who’ve helped to positively shape the greatest nation on earth. And yes, my American exceptionalism bias will always show.Of course, in this day in age, it’s gotten a bit murky since anyone, apparently, can be a woman. Perhaps the historical designation has run its course. It’s increasingly being made irrelevant by a pseudoscientific ideology that denies there is any distinction between women and men. We’re all just the same. And we can all be the same, as long as we self-identify as anything we want...