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  • KFI TIM CONWAY SHOW: Great Reagan anecdote from cadet at fundraiser

    07/23/2014 8:50:17 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    kfi ^ | 7-2014
    Because the Kenyan squatter is in town, Tim Conway show was discussing fundraisers. Callers, who have attended fundraisers, were phoning in and telling what happens at the events. Here is the best anecdote. A young cadet from Cal State Fullerton was there with other cadets as part of the Honor Guard. When Reagan greeted them, he asked the cadet his name and was open to a question from him. The cadet said, "Can I ask anything?" The President said he could. So the cadet said (paraphrasing) - Cadet - Mr. President, do you remember when you were doing a sound...
  • Ronald Reagan's Historic Moment: "Tear Down This Wall! (27th Anniversary)

    06/12/2014 3:41:31 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 3 replies
    ChristianpPost.com ^ | 06/12/2014 | staff
    Today is the 27th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan's famous speech demanding the Soviet Union tear down the Berlin Wall. In a speech on June 12, 1987, President Reagan stated: General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
  • The American Flag Daily: The Wall

    06/12/2014 6:09:04 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 12, 2014 | JasonZ
    On this date in 1987, in a speech in West Berlin, President Ronald Reagan issued a challenge to Soviet leader Gorbachev which became some of the most famous words Reagan would say during his presidency: "General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Two and a half years later, in November 1989, the Berlin Wall would indeed begin to be dismantled, one of the biggest symbols of the collapse of...
  • Reagan in Berlin, June 12, 1987: Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

    06/12/2013 10:53:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread
    Twenty-six years ago today, President Ronald Reagan gave a speech at the Brandenburg Gate near the Berlin Wall.And now the Soviets themselves may, in a limited way, be coming to understand the importance of freedom. We hear much from Moscow about a new policy of reform and openness. Some political prisoners have been released. Certain foreign news broadcasts are no longer being jammed. Some economic enterprises have been permitted to operate with greater freedom from state control. Are these the beginnings of profound changes in the Soviet state? Or are they token gestures, intended to raise false hopes in the...
  • How's That Reset Button Workin' For Ya, Obama? Thu, Jun 14 2012 00:00:00 E

    06/13/2012 6:21:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 13, 2012
    Mideast: As Moscow tests a new ballistic missile, our secretary of state expresses concern that Moscow is sending attack helicopters to the murderous regime in Syria. The only thing changed is the degree of our naivete. On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan spoke to the people of West Berlin at the base of the Brandenburg Gate, near the Berlin Wall, and uttered this famous demand: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" A quarter-century later to the day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the U.S. was "concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on...
  • WOW...25 years ago today...Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate

    06/12/2012 6:10:03 AM PDT · by rottndog · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | today | me
    President Reagan's remarks on East-West relations at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin, Germany on June 12, 1987.
  • Today in History June 12,1987 " Mr. Gorbachev,open this gate, Mr. Gorbachev,tear down this wall!"

    06/12/2010 10:54:13 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 25 replies · 591+ views
    Various | 6/12/10 | President Ronald Reagan
    On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan spoke to the people of West Berlin at the base of the Brandenburg Gate, near the Berlin wall. Due to the amplification system being used, the President's words could also be heard on the Eastern (Communist-controlled) side of the wall. The address Reagan delivered that day is considered by many to have affirmed the beginning of the end of the Cold War and the fall of communism. On Nov. 9-11, 1989, the people of a free Berlin tore down that wall. Thank you. Thank you, very much.Chancellor Kohl, Governing Mayor Diepgen, ladies and...
  • Hillary Clinton scrubs Ronald Reagan from history

    11/10/2009 10:34:41 AM PST · by Schnucki · 30 replies · 1,990+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | November 10, 2009 | Nile Gardiner
    It’s bad enough that President Obama could not be bothered to attend the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But Hillary Clinton’s refusal to even acknowledge the role played by Ronald Reagan in the Wall’s demise as well as the downfall of Communism was highly insulting towards one of the greatest figures of our time, and reeked of petty and partisan mean-spiritedness. The Secretary of State’s remarks yesterday in Berlin completely erased from history the huge contribution played not only by President Reagan but also by the United States in confronting the Soviet Empire....
  • "Tear Down this Wall" (Speech Writer Peter Robinson Remembers Reagan's Historic Address)

    11/09/2009 12:55:46 PM PST · by mojito · 8 replies · 1,038+ views
    Power Line ^ | 11/9/2009 | Peter Robinson
    Not many speeches are mighty deeds. When Ronald Reagan stood in front of the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate on June 12, 1987, he performed a mighty deed by giving the speech he gave. Our friend Peter Robinson was the man who wrote the speech. He tells the story behind the speech in his memoir How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life. On the occasion of its twentieth anniversary, Peter recalled the events leading to the speech for Power Line readers in a form condensed from his book. As we celebrate the fall of the Wall today, we remember: "In...
  • Fall Of The Wall? U.S. Sends Regrets

    11/04/2009 4:18:56 PM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies · 2,127+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 4, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Cold War: The White House has announced our absence at ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Meanwhile, Russia has been practicing a nuclear invasion of an abandoned Poland. The Berlin Wall has been a famous backdrop for American presidents sounding the battle cry of liberty in the struggle against tyranny. It was there that John F. Kennedy expressed our solidarity with the encircled residents of that outpost of freedom with his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner." And it was there that Ronald Reagan, with a defiant "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," voiced our...
  • The Walls Come Tumbling Down

    11/09/2009 9:11:08 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 10 replies · 585+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 11-09-09 | Stoutcat
    We win. They lose.
  • November 9, 1989: A Great Day for Liberty and Independence

    11/09/2009 9:30:23 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 3 replies · 243+ views
    Human Events ^ | November.9, 2009 | George Allen
    Twenty years ago today, November 9, should be forever remembered as a truly great day in the course of human history. Without a shot being fired, few could believe the exhilarating fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain just a little over two years after President Ronald Reagan audaciously demanded, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” How was this advancement of human freedom achieved? Resolve and unity of purpose of people, motivated by the visionary leadership of Ronald Reagan and steadily supported by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Chancellor Helmut Kohl, and the unique moral respect of Polish-born Pope...
  • “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down this Wall!”

    11/09/2009 9:31:33 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 9 replies · 367+ views
    Family Research Council ^ | November. 9, 2009 | Robert Morrison
    Ronald Reagan brought two things to Washington that were very much out of fashion, I enjoy telling student interns at Family Research Council: brown suits and freedom for a hundred million people in Eastern Europe. When Reagan swept into office in a landslide in 1980, the reigning view of Washington’s foreign policy elites toward Eastern Europe was that expressed in the Sonnenfeldt Doctrine. State Department Counselor Helmut Sonnenfeldt in the 1970s was a disciple of Henry Kissinger. TIME Magazine explained Sonnefeldt’s ideas: He was quoted as saying that U.S. policy in Eastern Europe should “strive for an evolution that makes...
  • Reagan's courageous act in '87 is worth noting by today's GOP

    06/15/2008 7:30:54 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 21 replies · 361+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 15 June 2008 | Star Parker
    Reagan's courageous act in '87 is worth noting by today's GOP For conservatives and Republicans who are wondering what in the world happened to their party, we should recall June 12, 1987. On that day 21 years ago, President Ronald Reagan stood before the wall dividing East and West Berlin and directed his famous appeal to the leader of the then Soviet Union: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." Two and half years later, the wall was down and a new chapter had begun. It's always worth recalling Reagan's courageous act and words of that time. But we particularly should...
  • Gorbachev says U.S. is sowing world ‘disorder’

    07/27/2007 2:29:31 PM PDT · by Baladas · 42 replies · 781+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 27, 2007
    MOSCOW - Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev criticized the United States, and President Bush in particular, on Friday for sowing disorder across the world by seeking to build an empire. Gorbachev, who presided over the break-up of the Soviet Union, said Washington had sought to build an empire after the Cold War ended but had failed to understand the changing world. “The Americans then gave birth to the idea of a new empire, world leadership by a single power, and what followed?” Gorbachev asked reporters at a news conference in Moscow. “What has followed are unilateral actions, what has followed...
  • "Tear Down This Wall" How Top Advisers Opposed Reagan's Challenge to Gorbachev—But Lost

    07/08/2007 11:27:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies · 682+ views
    The National Archives ^ | Summer 2007 | Peter Robinson
    In April 1987, when I was assigned to write the speech, the celebrations for the 750th anniversary of the founding of Berlin were already under way. Queen Elizabeth had already visited the city. Mikhail Gorbachev was due in a matter of days... I was told only that the President would be speaking at the Berlin Wall, that he was likely to draw an audience of about 10,000, and that, given the setting, he probably ought to talk about foreign policy...
  • Video: "Tear down this wall"

    06/12/2007 5:54:14 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 7 replies · 826+ views
    Powerline ^ | 6/12/07
    Twenty years ago today Ronald Reagan stood in front of the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate and gave the speech heard 'round the world. Our friend Peter Robinson was the man who wrote the speech. He tells the story behind the speech in his terrific book How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life. Peter has kindly condensed his account for Power Line readers today: In April 1987, when I was assigned to write the Brandenburg Gate address, I spent a day in Berlin with the White House advance team, the logistical experts, Secret Service agents, and press officials who went...
  • President Ronald Reagan: Address from the Brandenburg Gate (20th Anniversary, "Tear down this wall")

    06/09/2007 12:20:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 832+ views
    Reagan Foundation ^ | June 12, 1987 | President Ronald Reagan
    Thank you very much. Chancellor Kohl, Governing Mayor Diepgen, ladies and gentlemen: Twenty-four years ago, President John F. Kennedy visited Berlin, speaking to the people of this city and the world at the City Hall. Well, since then two other presidents have come, each in his turn, to Berlin. And today I, myself, make my second visit to your city. We come to Berlin, we American presidents, because it's our duty to speak, in this place, of freedom. But I must confess, we're drawn here by other things as well: by the feeling of history in this city, more than...
  • Straight From the Gipper's Pen

    05/03/2007 7:54:23 AM PDT · by Valin · 12 replies · 606+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/27/07 | David Montgomery
    Straight From the Gipper's Pen HarperCollins to Publish Reagan's Personal Diary Of His White House Years Ronald Reagan kept a diary -- handwritten, blue-inked reflections and observations of nearly every day of his eight years in the White House -- and now it will be published, executives of HarperCollins and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation announced yesterday. The existence of the five leather-bound volumes embossed with a gold presidential seal was not a secret. Key entries were quoted in the press during the investigation into the Iran-contra arms sale controversy in the mid-1980s: "I agreed to sell TOWs to...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    LIVE FREE FROM FASHISTS!
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • NYC Sneak Previews of Reagan Documentary "In The Face of Evil"

    10/09/2004 10:41:32 AM PDT · by paltz · 8 replies · 585+ views
    antonforcongress.com ^ | antonforcongress.com
    Friends of Anton Srdanovic is happy to host two New York City sneak previews of the new film: "In the Face of Evil: Reagan's War in Word & Deed" on October 17th at 12pm and 2pm. "In the Face of Evil" recently premiered at the very first Liberty Film Festival and has finally made its way to New York. Be one of the first New Yorkers to see this amazing documentary about our beloved 40th president, Ronald Reagan. RSVP for location information and ticket reservations at: info@antonforcongress.com Suggested Minimum Donation: $25 Seats are limited! and tickets will be available only...
  • DFU SONG: Candle in the Wind (farewell, Mr. President)

    06/09/2004 6:51:01 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 163+ views
    DFU songs | 6-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - CANDLE IN THE WIND We have lost a man...quite a man who loved liberty His strength of purpose set the standard for all history His name was Ronald Reagan...he had chased our malaise away He promised fellow countrymen there'd be a better day Think of him when things are getting rough...your adversity you'll face In your heart, keep him with you there in a special place 'Cause his inspiration is limitless...you will want to sing Around the whole world, because of him, the bells of freedom ring He believed that God led him toward things that he...
  • A Personal Account of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: The 11th and 12th of November, 1989

    06/08/2004 8:29:14 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies · 3,892+ views
    andreas.com | Andreas Ramos
    A Personal Account of The Fall of the Berlin Wall: The 11th and 12th of November, 1989 Andreas Ramos On Thursday, the 9th of November, 1989, and Friday the 10th, the TV and radio in Denmark was filled with news about the events in Berlin. The Berlin Wall was about to fall. On Saturday morning, the 11th of November, I heard on the radio that East Germany was collapsing. At the spur of the moment, I suggested to Karen, my Danish wife, and two Danish friends, Rolf Reitan and Nana Kleist, that we should go to Berlin. We talked about...
  • FReepers, I'll see you at the Reagan Library

    06/05/2004 3:33:01 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 35 replies · 362+ views
    6-4-04 | dfu
    I understand that President Reagan's body will be at his library in Simi Valley for 24 so that we may come and pay our respects. Okay, who is going?
  • Ronald Reagan Dies at 93

    06/05/2004 1:46:20 PM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 1,637 replies · 6,202+ views
    ABC just announced :( Ronald Reagan was 93
  • MR. GORBACHEV, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!

    06/05/2004 8:53:50 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 302+ views
    Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate West Berlin, Germany June 12, 1987 This speech was delivered to the people of West Berlin, yet it was also audible on the East side of the Berlin wall. 2,703 words Thank you very much. Chancellor Kohl, Governing Mayor Diepgen, ladies and gentlemen: Twenty-four years ago, President John F. Kennedy visited Berlin, speaking to the people of this city and the world at the City Hall. Well, since then two other presidents have come, each in his turn, to Berlin. And today I, myself, make my second visit to your city. We come to...
  • I need help with my turn page paper on the collapse of communism

    04/30/2004 10:13:23 AM PDT · by johnmartineu · 381 replies · 5,673+ views
    myself | 4/30 | johnmartineu, author of the NY Times bestseller, "kittens ripped my turn page paper"
    Hi! My name is John Martineu. Im 18 and a student of Dover high School in Dover Delaware. I have been assigned a final term project. We are to do a 20 page turn paper on different subjects. I am doing one on the collapse of communism. Since you coservatives know alot about this, I was wondering if you could help me out. First Id like to know what communism is and how it is different from socialism? Second I would also like to know about why Russia collapsed. Third could you tell me why you refer to certain people...
  • Gorelick Rejected Attempt to Revise 'Wall' Memo

    04/29/2004 4:59:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 248+ views
    CNS NEWS ^ | 4/29/04 | Scott Wheeler
    Gorelick Rejected Attempt to Revise 'Wall' Memo By Scott Wheeler CNSNews.com Staff Writer April 29, 2004 (CNSNews.com) - One of America's most prominent federal prosecutors sought changes to the 1995 "wall" memo authored by then-Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick, but most of the concerns expressed by U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White over the barriers erected between criminal and counter-intelligence investigations were rejected. Gorelick's "wall" memo was the subject of an April 26 CNSNews.com report, which quoted four sources as saying the memo erected barriers to intelligence-sharing between the FBI and intelligence agencies -- and impeded the investigation of alleged Chinese...
  • GORELICK GATE: Developing...

    04/14/2004 11:28:05 AM PDT · by backhoe · 418 replies · 10,965+ views
    various FR links | 04-14-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1117538/posts Sensenbrenner Calls on Gorelick to Resign From Sept. 11 CommissionTampa Bay on line (AP) ^ | 04-14-04 | The Associated Press Kinda blows a hole the size of the Grand Canyon into this whole "Independent, Non-partisan" 9/11 Commission, eh?The only person who previously knew about this memo was Gorelick and she was covering up to protect herself.     -And already, information on the internet is being "scrubbed"-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1117286/posts?page=26#26     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1117388/posts GORELICK GATE: Gorelick Memo Exposes 'Feckless' Clinton PolicyInsight On The News ^ | April 13, 2004 | By Kenneth R. Timmerman     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1117383/posts GORELICK GATE: Rule...
  • Reagan Clips -- Yes, Because for Many Years, I Was a Democrat

    11/18/2003 2:14:34 PM PST · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 781+ views
    townhall dot com ^ | 11-18-03 | dfu
    THIS SITE has some wonderful clips of The Gipper. Even though I couldn't get all of the video because of software requirements, but I did get TEAR DOWN THIS WALL in audio. Don't miss "I was once a Democrat." Have fun.
  • Creating a New Holiday (Normal people should begin immediately to ask for a Ronald Reagan Day)

    11/14/2003 9:44:59 AM PST · by presidio9 · 8 replies · 199+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 14 November 2003 | Bruce Walker
    The attempt by Leftists to defame Ronald Reagan has been blunted by the CBS decision to ship its garbage off to Showtime, but the counterattack of conservatives and other normal people should not stop with Dunkirk but should instead be a D-Day against the Leftism of today. The legacy of Ronald Reagan surpasses any president in modern history. He confronted one of the most evil regimes in human history -- Leftist thugs who murdered more people than even the Leftist thugs of Nazism -- and, ignoring everyone and everything except his own conscience and will, Ronald Reagan toppled that evil...
  • A World of Enemies -- is It All Reagan's Fault?

    02/19/2003 12:07:28 PM PST · by mrustow · 104 replies · 686+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 19 February 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    http://ToogoodReports.com/ Call me a Cold War sentimentalist — but smile when you say it. I never felt so alive, as when I was passing through Checkpoint Charlie at the Berlin Wall, my heart in my throat, between free, West Berlin, and its garrisoned sister city in the East.And how I lived, with a few American dollars in my pocket, on the other side of The Wall. Two weeks ago, on Joe Millionaire, I saw golddiggers and the ditchdigger spend nights in the sort of four-star hotels I once stayed in. In June, 1989, just months before The Wall fell, I...
  • (REPRISE) DFU SONG: Do You Hear the People Sing (for Ronald Wilson Reagan) 8-12-02

    08/12/2002 2:01:11 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies · 353+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 8-2002 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING Every now and then we find that a great leader comes along One who has greatness that we celebrate in poetry and song He grew up in the Midwest and he had learned his lessons well But how far he would go nobody could really tell His accomplishments were growing but he’s not one who would boast He learned that a man’s character is what is valued most And he’s led his life with an honor that we can admire Ronald Reagan we love you…and you are loved around the world...