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  • 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...
  • The Conservative Case Against Mitt Romney (2011 Edition)

    10/18/2011 1:57:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 18, 2011 | John Hawkins
    It's no accident that Mitt Romney has done so well during this election cycle. He has excellent name recognition, he's extremely well organized, he's a great fundraiser, he's become a polished debater, and he's not gaffe prone. His business experience doesn't hurt either, although it is worth noting that the only reason he's able to brag that he's not a "career politician" is because he lost to Ted Kennedy for the Senate and probably would have lost in 2008 had he run for governor of Massachusetts again. All that being said, there's a reason why Mitt Romney has been unable...
  • Why Obama is right to back Buffett (This old Reagan policy adviser has fallen off the deep end)

    09/27/2011 6:18:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 09/27/2011 | Bruce Bartlett
    Barack Obama last week put forward a package of tax increases to pay for a proposed $447bn jobs programme. The most controversial proposal is that no one making more than $1m a year should pay a smaller share of his income in taxes than a middle class family pays. This is popularly called the Buffett Rule, after the billionaire Warren Buffett, who has long complained that he pays a lower tax rate than his secretary, and famously came out in public recently asking to pay more.Republicans were quick to denounce the proposal as “class warfare”, and to argue that low...
  • Obama: Reagan Would Have Supported ‘Buffett Rule’ [Video]

    10/05/2011 5:40:37 PM PDT · by YankeeReb · 8 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 10/4/11 | Colin Sumner
    "Twenty-six years ago, another President said that some of these tax loopholes, and I quote, 'made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing while a bus driver was paying 10 percent of his salary, and that’s crazy. It’s time we stopped it.' That was 26 years ago. You know the name of that President? Ronald Reagan."
  • Obama: Reagan would have supported Buffett rule

    10/04/2011 6:22:45 PM PDT · by Clairity · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | Oct. 4, 2011 | Brian Montopoli
    President Obama said Tuesday that none other than conservative icon former President Ronald Reagan would have supported his plan to raise taxes on Americans who make more than $1 million per year, known as the "Buffett rule." Mr. Obama quoted Mr. Reagan's 1985 comment calling for an end to tax loopholes for the rich. "Some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying 10 percent of his salary, and that's crazy. It's time we stopped it," Mr. Obama quoted Mr. Reagan saying.
  • This will bring tears to you eyes.

    10/14/2011 3:30:26 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 36 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/11/1989 | Ronald Reagan
    Breathtaking, somebody hand me a tissue.
  • RUSH: What Changed Since November 2010? (Tea Party Alert)

    10/14/2011 3:55:46 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 12 replies ^ | October 13, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    What Changed Since November 2010? October 13, 2011 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: My question to you, after all of this, somebody tell me: What has changed from November of 2010 regarding the Tea Party? What's changed?Chuck Schumer running around, (imitating Schumer) "We beat 'em back. Hell, we can't even find 'em, they don't show up anywhere anymore. Tea Party? They're not professionals, they're just average citizens. They don't even like government. They don't like politics."They were fed up for a while, but as far as the Democrats are convinced you Tea Party are out of energy, you've had your say,...
  • Protests, Justice and Fruit Flies (Oliver North)

    10/13/2011 4:32:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 14, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Official Washington — meaning the Obama administration, fellow travelers in Congress and their allies in the so-called mainstream media — here's a quick peek at some recent events, the lead stories they generated and the response by the O-Team. Let me know if you think I'm wrong, but it looks to me as if they have the collective attention span of a fruit fly. For three weeks, several hundred mostly young, media-savvy protesters billing themselves as "occupiers" have been encamped at a small Manhattan park not far from Wall Street. In a pale shadow of what has...
  • Ronald Reagan Film Career to be Honored in Washington DC by Motion Picture Industry (title excerpt)

    10/10/2011 3:15:10 PM PDT · by moviefan8 · 3 replies ^ | Wednesday, October 5, 2011 | Nikki Finke
    EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that the Motion Picture Association Of America representing the Hollywood movie studios will be co-hosting a tribute to Ronald Reagan’s film career on November 14th in Washington DC. The other host will be the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration, which is the year-long commemoration of Reagan’s 100th birthday in 2011. All the movie studios are obtaining old footage of Reagan’s 53-movie legacy from 1937 to 1965 and are putting together around 5 cinematic profiles of the former Screen Actors Guild president for the bipartisan event. But I suspect the real reason behind this Reagan tribute is to remind...
  • Famed pianist Roger Williams dies at 87

    10/09/2011 1:50:57 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 8 replies
    MSN Enetertainment ^ | 10/08/11 | n/a
    Roger Williams, the virtuoso pianist who topped the Billboard pop charts in the 1950s and played for nine U.S. presidents during a long career, died Saturday. He was 87. [snip] "Roger was one of the greatest pianists in the world, and could play anything to classical music to jazz. He was one of the greatest personalities I've ever known," said Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, a longtime friend of Williams and himself a musician. "He could touch any audience, from teenagers to senior citizens." Williams' 1955 hit "Autumn Leaves" was the first instrumental song to reach number one on the...
  • Rick Perry = Ronald Reagan

    10/05/2011 10:56:30 AM PDT · by johnatures · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo's Associated Content ^ | October 4, 2011 | John A. Tures
    Not everyone may agree, but then again, not everyone thought Reagan would win the 1980 nomination. Let me know what you think?
  • On TCM: Ronald Reagan in "She's Working Her Way Through College"

    10/01/2011 5:43:44 AM PDT · by opineapple · 3 replies
    Sunday, October 2 at 12:00 AM (ET) Starring Ronald Reagan, Virginia Mayo, Gene Nelson 1952 Comedy/Musical A burlesque queen goes to college, charms a professor and livens up the class play.
  • We did not pass freedom along to our children in the bloodstream

    10/01/2011 7:16:39 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    PGA Weblog ^ | Ronald Reagan
    On March 30th, 1961, Ronald Reagan stood before the Chamber of Commerce in Phoenix, Arizona, and gave what has come to be known as his "Encroaching Control" speech. Here is how he closed his speech: Our Founding Fathers, here in this country, brought about the only true revolution that has ever taken place in man's history. Every other revolution simply exchanged one set of rulers for another set of rulers. But only here did that little band of men so advanced beyond their time that the world has never seen their like since, evolve the idea that you and I...
  • “Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.” Ronald Reagan

    09/30/2011 2:35:16 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-30-11 | Warren Beatty
    Democrats and the MSM Insist On Calling Tax Incentives 'Subsidies' Here are some examples of Democrats and their buddies in the MSM referring to tax incentives as subsidies: From The Christian Science Monitor, an article entitled, "Democrats' deficit-cutting plan: Big Oil subsidies the first target". The article states: Senate Democrats launched an assault on tax breaks for Big Oil on Tuesday in what has become a ritual in a closely divided Congress.   The targeted tax breaks for the top five oil companies - Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Chevron Corp., and Conoco Phillips - account for about...
  • A Most Misunderstood Man (Ronald Reagan)

    09/30/2011 10:19:54 AM PDT · by BUSHdude2000 · 8 replies
    US Daily Review ^ | September 29, 2011 | Ed Hubbard
    Over the years I have come to the conclusion that many of our political and social problems here in the U.S. and in Europe stem from the fact that over the last 250 years we have misunderstood, misinterpreted and misapplied the teachings of Adam Smith and Charles Darwin. These failings apply equally over the centuries to those who have purported to be their followers as well as to their critics. Moreover, these failings intertwined to fuel diabolical military, political and social misadventures that cursed the world from the 1930s and through the 1960s. But this is not a post about...
  • To Sarah From the Gipper

    09/28/2011 2:31:16 PM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 16 replies
    Lipstick 2012 ^ | September 28, 2012 | Jeanette Pryor
    “As I rode my horse, Little, around Rancho del Cielo during the spring of 1975, I thought a lot about the lost vision of our founding fathers and the importance of recapturing it and the voices from around the country who were pressing me to run for president. And I remembered something I’d said many years before: A candidate doesn’t make the decision whether to run for president; the people make it for him.” An American Life by Ronald Reagan Page 199
  • ON TCM: Ronald Reagan in "The Winning Team"

    09/24/2011 1:40:40 PM PDT · by opineapple · 6 replies
    on TCM, Sunday, September 25 at 8:00 AM (ET) Starring Ronald Reagan, Doris Day. 1952 Grover Cleveland Alexander becomes one of baseball's greatest pitchers, with his wife's support.
  • ON TCM: Ronald Reagan in "An Angel From Texas"

    09/12/2011 4:02:24 PM PDT · by opineapple · 3 replies
    on TCM, Tuesday, September 13 at 9:00 AM Starring Ronald Reagan, Eddie Albert, Wayne Morris. Producers con a Texan into backing a Broadway show in which his girlfriend can star. TCM
  • L.A. Times: The real Ronald Reagan may not meet today's GOP standards

    09/07/2011 7:13:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/07/2011 | Mark Z. Barabak
    When the Republican presidential hopefuls gather to debate Wednesday night in Simi Valley, one thing seems certain: Lavish tribute will be paid to Ronald Reagan. That is fitting: The event is being held at Reagan's presidential library and burial ground, high on a bluff overlooking the Santa Susana Mountains. It's also smart politics. Reagan has become a sainted figure within the GOP who, not incidentally, is the most successful and popular of the party's modern presidents. But the Reagan reverie will doubtless overlook much of the Reagan reality. As president, the conservative icon approved several tax increases to deal with...
  • Sick With Power: What Ron Paul Really Thinks of Reagan

    09/06/2011 8:46:22 PM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 12 replies
    Lipstick 2012 ^ | September 6, 2011 | Jeanette Pryor
    Ron Paul attacked Rick Perry today in an ad juxtaposing photos of a young Paul and Ronald Reagan, with snap-shots of the GOP frontrunner, Perry, in his days as campaign manager for the noxious and obnoxious Al Gore. As pictures of beloved American President Reagan flash across our screen, we hear: “The establishment called him extreme and unelectable. They said he was the wrong man for the job. That’s why a young Texan named Ron Paul was one of only four Congressmen to endorse Ronald Reagan’s campaign for President, believing in Reagan’s message of smaller government and lower taxes. Now...