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  • (pic) Socialism Only Works In Two Places...

    11/15/2011 2:02:15 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-15-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Loose cannon Alec Baldwin insults President Reagan (LOSER)

    11/14/2011 12:09:44 PM PST · by Driftwood1 · 31 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 11-14-11 | Ed Farnan
    Alec Baldwin has said plenty of outrageous things over his career when untethered from a movie script, or teleprompter. Now Mr. Baldwin has his own live radio talk show. This may prove to be a goldmine of Rorschach like material, in the brave new scientific frontiers of narcissism. The far left actor has aspirations of political office. No not just a seat on a local school board, but it has been said that he would like a shot at the Mayors office of New York City. After the Mayors office, the sky is the limit. Well, if this radio show...
  • Gipper was no Ron Juan (Actress Piper Laurie claims she lost her virginity with Ronald Reagan)

    11/14/2011 11:40:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/12/2011 | SUSANNAH CAHALAN
    He wasn’t the “great communicator” in the sack. Actress Piper Laurie describes Ronald Reagan -- who played her dad in a movie and then bedded the 18-year-old virgin off the set -- as an insensitive “show-off” in bed in her new memoir, “Learning to Live Out Loud.” Laurie played the teenage daughter of the future president, then 39, in the 1950 film “Louisa.” At the time, Reagan was no longer married to actress Jane Wyman and had not yet started dating Wife No. 2, the former Nancy Davis, when he started flirting with the ingenue, insisting she call him “Ronnie.”...
  • Occupy DC Movement Violently Interrupts Dinner at Dream Summit

    11/07/2011 7:24:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Katy's Conservative Corner ^ | 11/7/11 | Katy Benningfield
    WASHINGTON – Friday night, during the “Tribute to Ronald Reagan Dinner”, radicals with the Occupy DC and a coalition of liberal groups tried violently to crash the Americans for Prosperity Defending the Dream Summit. These radicals, some of whom carried black flags, wanted to supress rights of individuals to freely assemble and to intimidate conservatives into silence. Black flags often represent anarchy. Many “Dream” attendees captured the violence on their smart phones. and shared them with the mainstream media. By Saturday morning, the story had became national news. CNN was the first to go national with the story, followed by...
  • A New President, and a Union’s Last Stand (Reagan and PATCO)

    11/06/2011 4:21:36 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 5, 2011 | BRYAN BURROUGH
    FOR 30 years, Ronald Reagan’s breaking of the federal air traffic controller strike has often been seen as a turning point in United States history, the moment when labor unions began an inexorable decline and when political conservatism came of age. The columnist George Will celebrated the defeated strike as a sign that years of liberal permissiveness had ended. “In a sense,” he wrote, “the ’60s ended in August 1981.” A kind of myth has arisen — that the Reagan administration had this all planned, that it lured the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, or Patco, into a trap so...
  • Cain Channels Reagan

    10/13/2011 9:21:27 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/14/11 | DEROY MURDOCK
    Since Ronald Reagan left Washington in 1989, Republicans have yearned for a presidential nominee who could present free-market ideas with passion, energy, and commitment. They have longed for someone who would labor for limited government. And they have sunk into disappointment and simmered in rage as two generations of Bushes surrendered to their patrician instincts by ducking fights and letting the Left bludgeon them until they barely had a cheek left to turn. Herman Cain embodies the Reagan approach. He is confident, tough, and combative, yet sunny, funny, and buoyant. Cain permanently could demolish the Democrats’ vile, vulgar lie that...
  • A Time for Choosing Our Rendezvous With Destiny

    10/27/2011 9:59:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 27, 2011 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Today, everyday citizens find ourselves at a crossroads. Abandon the ideals of the American Revolution, or take control of our destiny. The American people are called to action. Every generation must decide if it wants to leave politics to the politicians -- or whether we are ready for our rendezvous with destiny. Forty-seven years ago this week, then-actor Ronald Reagan made his national political debut when he delivered what came to be known as "The Speech" in support of presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. Confronted with many of the same problems we face today -- a large deficit, growing national debt...
  • Reagan Comfort Food

    10/24/2011 4:53:10 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 24, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    As a complex week full of discord looms, consider “President Reagan’s Favorite Macaroni and Cheese,” a recipe shared by “Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Washington, D.C., Wife of the President” in a spiral-bound community cookbook published by the American Cancer Society’s Northern Virginia division in 1983. Here’s the recipe for six people.
  • Sarah Palin: Perry's Flat Tax - "That's Going to Gain Momentum!"

    10/21/2011 1:43:29 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    Hanniy on Fox News ^ | October 20, 2011 | Hannity inteviews Sarah Palin
    "Rick Perry -- now coming out with, really embracing Steve Forbes' flat tax idea -- that's going to gain momentum. I look forward to hearing more of the details," she said. "In fact, when I heard that Rick Perry was embracing of Steve Forbes' idea, I went into my garage and dug out an old book from 1999 that Steve Forbes had written. ......Many aspects of it make so much sense - - about the freedom to choose - taxpayer how to file your taxes …..choose a simpler, fairer flat tax…..many of the aspects of it make so much sense."....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ron Paul's Reagan Revisionism (1987 letter)

    09/06/2011 1:41:39 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    Iowa Republican ^ | September 6 2011
    Ron Paul blasts Texas Governor Rick Perry in a new TV ad that refers to Perry as a “Cheerleader” for Al Gore in 1988. The Paul ad then refers to him as “the one who stood with Reagan.” AUSTIN – Rep. Ron Paul’s newly released attack ad refers to the congressman as, “the one who stood with Reagan.” But his 1987 letter announcing his resignation from the Republican Party indicates Reagan drove him from the party. “Ronald Reagan was one of the most significant presidents of our generation, and a proven fiscal conservative,” Perry spokesman Mark Miner said. “Like President...
  • Vanity -"THE WINNING TEAM" with Ronald Reagan, Doris Day on Cinemax West now - 10:30am est

    01/06/2006 7:33:52 AM PST · by STARWISE · 1 replies · 97+ views
    Cinemax ^ | 1-6-05
    Genre: Sports, Drama Ronald Reagan stars as baseball pitching great Grover Cleveland Alexander in his 40th and last film for Warner Bros. Doris Day co-stars in the 1952 drama as the wife who spurs him on to the major leagues and sees his triumph in the 1926 World Series. With Frank Lovejoy and Russ Tamblyn. Actors: DORIS DAY, RONALD REAGAN, FRANK LOVEJOY, EVE MILLER, JAMES MILLICAN
  • Dean Martin Roast of Ronald Reagan - 1973 (video)

    08/27/2011 3:09:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    Part 1: 2:
  • Reagan: The Biggest RINO (He signed into law 11 different tax increases as President)

    08/24/2011 6:28:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Frum Forum ^ | 08/24/2011 | Paul Talley
    What would the Club for Growth say about Ronald Reagan? We know what they think about Rick Perry since they have produced new Presidential White Papers on him. Their opinion: eh, not bad, but not great.Now, keep in mind, the Club for Growth is hard to please. We are talking about Rick Perry, the governor of Texas. That is Texas, arguably one of the most conservative and freest of the market states in the country. The very place that George W. Bush helped to create a pro-business atmosphere. All he had to do was clock in and clock out and...
  • The Parallels Between Sarah Palin and Ronald Reagan

    08/23/2011 9:24:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Technorati ^ | August 22, 2011 | Doug Wallace
    If Sarah Palin does decide to enter into the race for the Republican presidential nominee, she will have a few things in common with one of the greatest Republican candidates in history. There are, of course, far too many differences between the life and career of Ronald Reagan, and that of Sarah Palin to make a litigimate comparison. However, there are interesting parallels in the lives of these two conservative politicians. At a young age, both had congenial personalities, with a particularly strong faith in the goodness of people. Both were recognized by their peers as outstanding leaders in the...
  • Taxing Warren Buffett: GOP critics are oblivious that his tax ideas mirror those of Ronald Reagan.

    08/18/2011 10:18:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/18/2011
    Investors might hang on Warren Buffett's every word when it comes to financial advice, but Republicans are less than enthusiastic about the Oracle of Omaha's opinions on taxation. After the billionaire chairman of investment firm Berkshire Hathaway wrote an op-ed in the New York Times complaining that the mega-rich are undertaxed in comparison to the middle class, conservatives urged him to voluntarily send more of his own money to the Internal Revenue Service and leave others alone. Not only are they willfully missing Buffett's point, they're seemingly oblivious to the fact that in many ways his tax ideas mirror those...
  • Rick Perry Compares Pro-abortion Giuliani to Ronald Reagan

    08/16/2011 11:31:26 PM PDT · by South40 · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2008
    Rick Perry on Rudy Giuliani: "He's the closest thing we have to a Ronald Reagan Republican in this race". Slick-Rick apparently thought PRO-ABORTION, PRO-GAY, ANTI-GUN Rudy Giuliani was closer to President Ronald Reagan than was Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, Tom Tancredo and/or Fred Thompson.
  • Obama and Reagan: Juxtaposing "Dreams From My Father" and "An American Life."

    08/12/2011 8:39:59 PM PDT · by jcpryor · 3 replies ^ | August 12, 2012 | Jeanette Pryor
    Last week, upon listening to a talk given at the Heritage Foundation by the eloquent and wise Even Sayet, I was struck with the tardy realization that I am more ignorant than I thought. Standing on the intellectual shoulders of true thinkers, it is easy to appropriate knowledge as though one had personally attained wisdom, instead of being, in fact, a parrot…sometimes a Dead Parrot. I resolved not to write another line until I had read and really thought about the ideas in significant, if not always pleasant, books. I went to the library and brought home shelf 3, as...
  • Will Rick Perry Run a "Morning in America" Campaign?

    08/12/2011 7:16:57 AM PDT · by · 43 replies
    MRC TV (Media Research Center TV) ^ | 8/12/2011 | Stephen Gutowski
    As we've all heard over and over again the past week or so Rick Perry has announced his intention to announce when he will announce his presidential campaign. Thus it's fair to take any and all speeches he makes now until his official announcement as a glimpse of what his campaign will put forth. San Antonio's NBC affiliate gives us one of the first glimpses of what may be the style of Rick Perry's campaign. Call me crazy but as short as that clip was it has all the trappings of Reagan's 1980 campaign. These are dark days but America...
  • March 30, 1981: What Really Happened

    08/09/2011 12:48:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | August 9, 2011 | Craig Shirley
    As of the last count by the Associated Press several years ago, there had been over 900 books written about Ronald Reagan. In the last several years, more have been added and given the abiding interest in the Gipper, one can be assured that many more are in the offing. A handful of these books are excellent. My friend Douglas Brinkley, who edited the Reagan Diaries---and who also edited a new book based on a previously unknown file in Reagan’s White House desk of his thoughts and musings-told me several years ago, “The realm of Reagan scholarship is just beginning...
  • It's 1978...But I Can Feel 1980 Coming and This Is Reagan Country

    07/23/2011 10:29:56 PM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 50 replies
    Lipstick 2012 ^ | July 24, 2011 | Jeanette Pryor
    My beloved father grew up in Queens, New York in the 1930's. He often compared our "soft" life growing up in sunny San Jose, California in the late 1970's to his own. Dad, of course, walked three miles barefoot in the snow everyday to get to school, even though he only lived a mile from St. Matthias Parish. While I inherited dad's Irish penchant for hyperbole, I don't need this patrimony to paint a picture of life in the Age of the Carter Misery Index. We didn't trudge to school in the snow, but we often sat for an hour...
  • MSNBC Regular Dyson: Reaganism Imposed 'In Fascist Fashion'

    07/21/2011 6:51:53 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    logorrhea: excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness. -- Merriam Webster When watching lefty professor and MSNBC regular Michael Eric Dyson, the notion often occurs to me that the man suffers from the condition described above. [snip] Dyson was back at it on MSNBC today. Appearing on Al Sharpton's newly-awarded 6 PM time-slot show, Dyson suggested that the philosophy of Ronald Reagan has been imposed on modern-day Republicans "in a fascist fashion." View video here.
  • Sharpton: Obama Sounds More Like Reagan Than Tea Partiers

    07/19/2011 5:53:37 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If MSNBC's goal is to give air time to the least-attached to reality of the left, then perhaps the network's doing the right thing by reportedly dallying with replacing Cenk Uygur with Al Sharpton. For in the 6 o'clock time slot this evening the Reverend Al actually asserted that Barack Obama sounds more like Ronald Reagan than Tea Party freshmen members of Congress. I kid you not. View video here.
  • Media Sites Crow Over Don Rickles 'Insulting' Bristol Palin

    07/17/2011 8:38:37 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 54 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 17, 2011 | P.J. Gladnick
    You know what a true insult from comedian Don Rickles would be? It would be if you appeared on a stage with Rickles and did NOT receive an "insult" from the "Merchant of Venom." However, many media websites seem to be unaware of Rickles' stock in trade. They are crowing over the fact that they believe Don Rickles delivered serious insults to Bristol and Sarah Palin during a visit of the former to the Tonight Show last Thursday where the comedian was one of the guests. As you can see in this video (and below the fold), Rickles "insults" were...
  • Predicting the Soviet Collapse: Herb Meyer deduced from solid research what Ronald Reagan...

    07/16/2011 2:34:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | July 14, 2011 | Paul Kengor
    Predicting the Soviet CollapseHerb Meyer deduced from solid research what Ronald Reagan had deduced by intuition. It was 20 years ago this summer that the final disintegration of the Soviet Union rapidly unfolded. In June 1991, Boris Yeltsin was freely elected president of the Russian Republic, with Mikhail Gorbachev clinging to power atop the precarious USSR. In August, Communist hardliners attempted a dramatic coup against Gorbachev, prompting a stunning succession of declarations of independence by Soviet republics, with seven of them breaking away in August alone, and four more following through mid-December. The writing was on the wall — not...
  • The Missing US Ambassador at the feast for Ronald Reagan

    07/05/2011 6:05:54 PM PDT · by WellyP · 13 replies ^ | 05 July 2011 3:08 PM | Joe Murphy, Nicholas Cecil and Craig Woodhouse
    The Missing US Ambassador at the feast for Ronald Reagan. "..."Why is our ambassador not here on Independence Day? No excuse. How is it that America is not represented in this room by our ambassador? It is appalling that no representative of our government is in this room. This has the feel of petty partisanship..."
  • Today In History: July 4th, 1976 The Bicentennial (35 Years Ago

    07/04/2011 12:56:11 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    7/4/2011 | Self
    I had a "front row seat" in the "cradle of liberty" 35 years ago today. It was my good fortune to have been invited by family members living in an apartment three blocks from Independence Hall in Philadelphia for the festivities. The week before and week after were filled with numerous events, official and unofficial. At 6am on the morning of the 4th, I ate breakfast at a center city restaurant, then walked to see that large crowds were already gathered outside the police lines and areas closed off around Independence Hall. A landing zone had been set up for...
  • Ronald Reagan, champion of freedom

    07/01/2011 10:30:12 PM PDT · by Clairity · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | June 29, 2011 | Edward Meese III
    Today, with a statue in the appropriately named Freedom Square in Budapest, Hungarians will honor the man who helped secure their freedom at last from Communist rule. It is just one of four celebrations being held this week across Europe to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan organized by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. The Czech Republic, Poland and Great Britain will also hold events in honor of the 40th president and his legacy in bringing down the Iron Curtain. Reagan pursued his three-pronged strategy to win the Cold War. The first two prongs of this...
  • John Lennon’s Second Thoughts

    07/01/2011 10:24:12 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 45 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 1, 2011 | David Swindle
    For more than 40 years Beatles member John Lennon towered above all others as the Left’s most powerful artistic icon. His anthem “Imagine” dreamed of a unified world that transcended the divides of nation-states and religious strife. It was an inspiration to generations of utopians. Now a new documentary reveals a startling fact: in his final years before his murder, the songwriter abandoned his famous progressive faith, enjoyed arguing with radicals, and supported Ronald Reagan. The Toronto Sun reported Tuesday night on one of the interviews from a new documentary called “Beatles Stories.” Director Seth Swirsky spent five years collecting...
  • Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled in Budapest

    06/29/2011 4:26:07 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6-29-11 | Veronika Gulyas
    Hungary unveiled a statue of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan on Wednesday, honoring him for his role in helping to end communism. Hundreds took part in the unveiling in Budapest’s Szabadsag, or Freedom, square, including Prime Minister Viktor Orban and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Mr. Reagan was remembered for his role in “bringing the Cold War to a conclusion, and for the fact that Hungary regained its sovereignty in the process,” the Hungarian government said in a statement. *snip* The 7-foot bronze statue, sculpted by Hungarian artist Istvan Mate, sits in same square as a memorial to...