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  • Bare-Knuckle Religion

    06/13/2018 9:44:47 PM PDT · by KierkegaardMAN · 4 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | Fr. George Rutler
    The recent pardon of the late world heavy weight champion Jack Johnson by our president was a gracious act long overdue. A previous motion had passed the House but died in the Senate in 2008. Johnson’s racially motivated conviction for violating the Mann Act after he had married a white woman resulted in his beginning a year term in Leavenworth prison in 1920. It was not a salutary place; I buried one of its inmates who had done much more than a year there. Johnson skipped bail and spent several years in Europe via Canada. In Barcelona, much in need...
  • The Camping Trip That Changed American History

    04/11/2018 12:25:39 PM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 38 replies
    This episode examines how a serious injury sustained by a factory worker in 1867 not only changed the course of that man's life, but also set in motion a chain of events that changed the course of American history —in a way that countless people for generations have benefited from. USA!
  • Gibson Guitars Faces Bankruptcy After Years of Federal Attacks

    02/24/2018 7:23:02 AM PST · by rktman · 88 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | 2/21/2018 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    Rock n' Roll. The soundtrack to rebellion. Across the decades, the motif has held, and the mythology of the rebellious rocker striding into the political arena to shatter the establishment with some deftly played power chords still stirs the imagination. Sadly, the new world might not be ready for the revolution, because this week, after 116 years in business, and following years of attacks, fines, and losses incurred by federal bureaucrats, Gibson, the legendary manufacturer of electric guitars, revealed that it could face bankruptcy in July. .......the feds claimed was a violation of the Teddy Roosevelt-era “Lacey Act”, which was...
  • President Teddy Roosevelt Loved his Suppressed Rifles

    11/27/2017 5:32:57 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/27/2017 | J Hines
    If you didn’t know, the late President Teddy Roosevelt really loved his guns for shooting, hunting and battle. He was obviously an avid user and collector. He was seriously into the Winchester lever-action rifles. Historians say his most prized was the Winchester Model 1894 chambered in .30-30, titled by Roosevelt as the “little .30”. When this rifle was first introduced, Roosevelt tried it out and took down an antelope at approximately 190 yards. He marveled at its usefulness and called the .30-30, “Aces.” Because he was such a gun nut, he had to have this one at his Long Island...
  • Teddy Roosevelt’s 100-year-old Message to Trump’s Enemies

    06/29/2017 7:44:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2017 | Will Alexander
    When a bullet tore into Teddy Roosevelt’s chest during a campaign stop in Milwaukee in 1912, a crowd ganged up on the would-be assassin after TR’s stenographer, a former football player, tackled him to the ground.“Lynch him! Kill him!” the crowd shouted. A wounded Roosevelt raised his hand to restore order. Roosevelt was well-acquainted with the passions that ripen the political environment for assassination.  He became a state assemblyman in 1882 after President Garfield was assassinated at a railroad station where, as it turns out, Robert Todd Lincoln – Abraham’s son – was present.  And, in 1901, he was sworn...
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Says That Donald Trump Could Be The Greatest President In History

    03/01/2017 11:20:30 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 78 replies
    POLITICUS ^ | February 23, 2017 | R. M.
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of the late-Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy probably made the most shocking statement during his interview for CNN. Well, liberals will definitely be shocked, that's a sure bet. "Donald Trump could be the greatest president in history if he wanted to, he could easily be the next Teddy Roosevelt." Is this a clear sign of admiration or what? "Well, I think Donald Trump can be, you know, any kind of president he wants. He’s actually — he has this extraordinary opportunity because he's coming into office less burdened by obligation than probably any president in...
  • Just Another Old White Guy

    02/22/2017 6:39:34 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-22-2017 | MOTUS
    We’ve seen up-close and personal the face of the “Not My President Day” crowd, where anti-Trump protesters took the opportunity to bitch about whatever struck their fancy:Yeah babes, we can hardly waitMake mine the Carmel Brownie Blizzard, and yes, I would like fries with that order. And I’m sure you remember the yooge impact of the stupid Day Without (Illegal) Immigrants boycott:I know one family who sincerely wishes that Monday had been a Day Without (Illegal) Immigrants.Meet the perp: Three Whittier Police Department officers were responding to the scene of a traffic collision about 8 a.m. when a 26-year-old, recently...
  • Wife of School for Blind Director inspired Teddy Roosevelt...

    02/01/2017 6:38:00 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 10 replies
    Five dollars was all she was paid by the Atlantic Monthly Magazine for her poem, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," published FEBRUARY 1, 1862. It became Lincoln's favorite song and the Union's theme song. Her name was Julia Ward Howe, the daughter of a Wall Street banker and the wife of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, director of a school for the blind in Boston, which grew into the famous Perkins Institute. Julia and her husband entertained John Brown in their home and published the anti-slavery journal Commonwealth. In 1861, Julia traveled to Washington, D.C., and saw the city teeming...
  • Quanah Parker’s House Joins Geronimo’s Teepee

    01/23/2017 11:07:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/23/17 | Michael Shannon
    Comanche’s last war chief, Quanah Parker It’s not every day you can lean on the dining room table that once belonged to the Comanche’s last war chief, Quanah Parker, and wonder if your feet are going to crash through the floorboards. The table that once hosted Teddy Roosevelt and Geronimo is now surrounded by a house that’s collapsing due to lack of funds and lack of will power.
  • 101 years ago this week, Teddy Roosevelt made history in Louisiana

    06/08/2016 3:06:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/8/16 | Mike Scott, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    It was on an earlier trip to the Mississippi Delta during which Teddy Roosevelt's actions would spawn what would become easily his most well-known legacy -- that would be, for better or worse, the introduction of the Teddy bear -- when he famously refused to shoot a captive black bear while hunting in Mississippi in 1902. But some 13 years later, in June 1915, the then-ex-president made a follow-up trip to Louisiana that, while nowhere nearly as well known, or as oft repeated, as that apocryphal Teddy bear tale, proved him to be ten times the sportsman."He was clad in...
  • Teddy Roosevelt was Right: No Hyphenated-Americans

    06/03/2016 1:58:14 PM PDT · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 3, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In an address to the Knights of Columbus in Manhattan on October 12, 1915, President Teddy Roosevelt remarked: "There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all.” “This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a...
  • Bin Laden Sought U.S. Fame In TV Interview: Trial

    07/29/2008 6:59:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 2 replies · 170+ views
    reuters ^ | July 29, 2008 | Randall Mikkelsen
    GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden wanted to introduce himself to America with an ABC television interview months before al Qaeda bombed two U.S. embassies in Africa, the interviewer testified on Tuesday. Former ABC correspondent John Miller, testifying at the first Guantanamo war crimes trial, also recalled comparing bin Laden with U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt as he made small talk during filming of the May 28, 1998, interview at an Afghanistan mountain hideout. It was a rare opportunity for an American journalist, and Miller detailed a movie-thriller route to get to bin Laden, complete with...
  • Teddy, Truman and Trump

    04/03/2016 10:55:20 AM PDT · by kathsua · 10 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | April 3rd, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    I’ve thought for some time that America might need a president like Theodore Roosevelt or Harry Truman. They were strong larger than life leaders who played a major role in making the United States a strong world power. Donald Trump is the only current candidate who comes close to the personality of those two.
  • TWO ENTERTAINERS SING PRAISES OF TRUMP (Pat Boone and Robert Davi)

    01/24/2016 9:56:34 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 1/24/2016
    Two big time entertainment figures - one from the West Coast and the other from New York - say they like Donald Trump for president. Pat Boone, the legendary white buck singer-actor who sold more pop hits in the 1950s and 1960s than anyone but Elvis Presley, told Fox News he favors Trump and thinks the endorsement of Sarah Palin is "an electric development" in the campaign. Boone says he likes Trump because of his vast business experience and proven executive experience. "I think most of us these days don't want a professional politician," said Boone. He reminded the audience...
  • President Theodore Roosevelt Comes to Bulloch Hall

    10/09/2015 10:05:58 AM PDT · by brothers4thID · 2 replies
    Facebook announcement ^ | 10/9/2015 | City of Roswell
    On October 14th at 7:00 PM, President Theodore Roosevelt comes to Bulloch Hall to introduce the book launch of "Mittie and Thee, an 1853 Roosevelt Romance." Connie Huddleston and Gwendolyn Koehler have compiled the love letters of Mittie Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. Transcribed and presented just as written, the authors allow the letters to stand on their own, with only necessary background regarding the people and places mentioned and the social mores of 1853 included. This event is FREE, but reservations are required. Please contact Janice Metzler at 770-992-1731 ext. 3.
  • Donald Trump Is ... 13 historians scour the past for Trumpian precedents.

    08/29/2015 10:42:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | August 29 2015 | Staff
    Is Donald Trump truly one of a kind—a sui generis sensation in U.S. politics? As Americans try to make sense of the businessman-turned-Republican presidential frontrunner and how he’s come to dominate the polls and the airwaves in the 2016 cycle, Politico Magazine decided to consult the archives: Is there a historical figure the Donald resembles—a model who can help explain his rise? We asked some of the smartest historians we know to name the closest antecedent to Trump from the annals of American history. Some maintained that he is a unique product of the era of reality TV, social media...
  • Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking

    10/19/2014 3:57:28 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 24 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 10/19/2014 | Mark Will-Weber
    “Far too often, what passes for history is nothing more than rehashed, undocumented folklore and myth, and this is especially true with ‘cocktail history.’ Not so with this fine book, Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt. It is well-researched and documented, while also immensely enjoyable to read.” —Philip Greene, vice president, co-founder, and legal counsel of the Museum of the American Cocktail and author of To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion “This charming and erudite book is full of surprises. I never dreamed that the presidents were such boozers! Pour yourself a toddy and ponder a vexing question:...
  • Shot in the Chest 100 Years Ago, Teddy Roosevelt Kept on Talking

    10/14/2014 5:44:19 PM PDT · by iowamark · 24 replies
    History Channel ^ | October 12, 2014 | Christopher Klein
    On October 14, 1912, an unemployed saloonkeeper shot former president and Progressive Party candidate Theodore Roosevelt outside a Milwaukee hotel. Rather than being rushed to the hospital, Roosevelt insisted on delivering his scheduled 90-minute speech. By slowing the bullet, those lengthy prepared remarks may actually have saved his life. Theodore Roosevelt’s opening line was hardly remarkable for a presidential campaign speech: “Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible.” His second line, however, was a bombshell. “I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot.” Clearly, Roosevelt had buried the lede. The horrified...
  • Nixon's 'Southern Strategy' and a Liberal Big Lie

    07/03/2014 11:38:36 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | July 3rd, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    “For the first time since President Richard M. Nixon’s divisive ‘Southern strategy’ that sent whites to the Republican Party and blacks to the Democrats …” began a New York Times story last week. Thus has one of the big lies of U.S. political history morphed into a cliche — that Richard Nixon used racist politics to steal the South from a Democratic Party battling heroically for civil rights. A brief stroll through Bruce Bartlett’s “Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past” might better enlighten us. Where Teddy Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to dinner, Woodrow Wilson re-segregated the U.S....
  • Football and the American Character

    10/24/2013 6:24:33 AM PDT · by knarf · 26 replies
    IMPRIMUS - Hillsdale College ^ | September 2013 | John J. Miller Director, Herbert H. Dow II Program in American Journalism Hillsdale College
    I do not give a snap for a good man who can’t fight and hold his own in the world. A citizen has got to be decent of course. That is the first requisite; but the second, and just as important, is that he shall be efficient, and he can’t be efficient unless he is manly. Nothing has impressed me more in meeting college graduates during the fifteen years I have been out of college than the fact that on the average the men who have counted most have been those who had sound bodies.