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  • 101 years ago this week, Teddy Roosevelt made history in Louisiana

    06/08/2016 3:06:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/8/16 | Mike Scott, | 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.

    01/24/2016 9:56:34 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 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 ^ | 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.
  • Teddy Roosevelt's Warning To Time Magazine

    08/11/2013 4:51:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | August 11, 2013 | David Stokes
    Not wanting to go the way of its former print rival, Newsweek, it is no surprise that Time magazine is looking for ways to generate buzz. Thus the provocative current cover story: “The Child Free Life: When Having It All Means Not Having Children." I read the article while on vacation. Vacation with my family—including seven grandchildren, ironic, huh?I immediately remembered reading something Theodore Roosevelt said, directly on point, in a famous speech Not wanting to go the way of its former print rival, Newsweek, it is no surprise that Time magazine is looking for ways to generate buzz. Thus...
  • Obama's Godfather Speech: The president sounds more like a Corleone than a Roosevelt (Wow!)

    12/08/2011 12:06:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 8, 2011 | Daniel Henninger, deputy editor, editorial page
    Most press accounts of Barack Obama's speech in Osawatomie, Kansas, Tuesday described it as delivered by the "president of the United States." And indeed the person delivering it analogized himself to Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Bill Clinton. In fact, the Osawatomie speech was not given by the President of the United States. It was given by the leader of the Democratic Party. Most of the time, this distinction isn't a problem in the United States because historically people have tended to think that the office of the presidency represents "all the people." This doesn't mean everyone...
  • How A Failed Commune Gave Us What Is Now Thanksgiving (The Pilgrims were religious socialists)

    11/22/2012 9:50:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/22/2012 | Jerry Boyer
    It’s wrong to say that American was founded by capitalists. In fact, America was founded by socialists who had the humility to learn from their initial mistakes and embrace freedom. One of the earliest and arguably most historically significant North American colonies was Plymouth Colony, founded in 1620 in what is now known as Plymouth, Massachusetts. As I’ve outlined in greater detail here before (Lessons From a Capitalist Thanksgiving), the original colony had written into its charter a system of communal property and labor. As William Bradford recorded in his -- Of Plymouth Plantation, a people who had formerly been...
  • Did Theodore Roosevelt take "New Nationalism" from Herbert Croly?

    07/28/2012 8:20:05 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    It's long been known that Theodore Roosevelt was influenced by the book "The Promise of American Life", as well as Croly's other writings as he himself makes clear in the essay "Two Noteworthy Books on Democracy. What is questioned is to what degree, how it happened, and if the slogan "New Nationalism" itself is a direct lift. On page 169 is where Croly uses the phrase. In the New York Independent, the following is written: (Page 957, this was originally published in 1912) The New Democracy resembles in some points Croly's "Promise of American Life," from which Colonel Roosevelt got...
  • Progressives Simply Do Not Like The United States

    04/01/2012 3:52:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | April 1, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    Ever heard of Dahlia Lithwick? No? Don’t feel bad. I hadn’t either until I read her piece of … something or other … on Slate about the Supreme Court hearing this week on Obamacare. A quick Google search turned up her Wikipedia entry, which tells me she’s a Canadian and contributing editor at Newsweek and senior editor at Slate. In other words, a committed leftist. Lithwick writes: This morning in America’s highest court, freedom seems to be less about the absence of constraint than about the absence of shared responsibility, community, or real concern for those who don’t want...
  • The Florida Smear Campaign [Prof. Thomas Sowell Calls It Like It Is!]

    01/31/2012 1:36:19 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    National Review | January 31, 2012
    January 31, 2012 The Florida Smear Campaign Mitt Romney’s Fraudulent Attacks on Newt Gingrich. Thomas Sowell. The Republican establishment is pulling out all the stops to try to keep Newt Gingrich from becoming the party’s nominee for president of the United States — and some are not letting the facts get in their way. Among the claims going out through the mass media in Florida, on the eve of that state’s primary election, is that Newt Gingrich “resigned in disgrace” as speaker of the House of Representatives as a result of unethical conduct involving the diversion of tax-exempt money. Mitt...
  • Newt Gingrich Responds To Glenn Beck (He doesn't deny being a progressive)

    12/12/2011 9:09:39 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 162 replies
    WGIR AM 610 and 96.7 the Wave with Host Paul Westcott ^ | December 12th | Newt Gingrich(Audio)
    when you're talking about Glenn Beck now he actually, the other day, called you a progressive on FOX Business channel. What do you say to that sort of claim?" Gingrich: "I don't know. It depends on what standard you're using, you know? The fact is I balanced the budget for four consecutive years. And we did so by cutting taxes and increasing employment so people went back to work, they left welfare, they left food stamps, they left unemployment, they left Medicaid. Who else has that record of achievement? I worked with Reagan in '79, '80. I worked with Reagan...
  • Mr. President has a Little Stick

    12/10/2011 5:23:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 10, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    “Walk softly and carry a big stick.”---Theodore RooseveltU.S. officials have confirmed that Iran has recovered an American top secret RQ-170 drone.  The drone reportedly went down near Kashmar in northeastern Iran about 120 miles from the Afghanistan border after U.S. remote pilots “lost control” of the unmanned state-of-the-art vehicle. Contrary to early Iranian claims that they had shot down the drone, televised images show the vehicle to be essentially intact, which means the Iranians – and their Russian and Chinese “friends” – now have one of our most technologically advanced reconnaissance aircraft.  A U.S. military official said this is a...
  • Obama Is No Teddy Roosevelt

    12/09/2011 2:22:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | December 9, 2011 | Linda Chavez
    Barack Obama channeled Teddy Roosevelt this week in a speech in Osawatomie, Kan. Supporters are calling it the most significant economic speech of his administration. But critics rightly point out that the Teddy Roosevelt whom Obama invoked was not the beloved 26th president and standard-bearer of the GOP. Instead, it was the radicalized third-party candidate seeking a third term and the man whose progressivism was a precursor to the rise of big government in the later 20th century. What's more, President Obama's speech was so full of reckless accusations and misinformation that The Washington Post's Fact Checker blog gave it...
  • Steyn: Newt ‘like Teddy Roosevelt mixed someone sort of novelty-crazed futurologist’(Nails it!)

    12/07/2011 2:47:47 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Steyn: Newt ‘like Teddy Roosevelt mixed someone sort of novelty-crazed futurologist’ By Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller 9:19 AM 12/07/2011 In an appearance on “The Michael Berry Show” on KTRH in Houston on Tuesday, a disappointed Mark Steyn, the author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” declared the 2012 Republican nominating process a failure and chalked up the proliferation of cable debates as a substitute for campaigning in the early primary states as the reason. “I think the nomination process failed last time around when John McCain wound up as the nominee and I think it is heading...
  • Obama’s Kansas speech: some suspect facts (Three Pinocchios rating)

    12/07/2011 8:33:55 AM PST · by Qbert · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/06/2011 | Glenn Kessler
    Channeling his inner Teddy Roosevelt, President Obama on Tuesday gave a feisty speech in Osawatomie, Kansas that sought to rebut Republican arguments that he is waging class warfare...[Snip] We’ll leave the politics to others, but how accurate were some of his facts?  “I mean, understand, it's not as if we haven't tried this theory. Remember in those years, in 2001 and 2003, Congress passed two of the most expensive tax cuts for the wealthy in history. And what did they get us? The slowest job growth in half a century...[Snip] Inserting the words “for the wealthy” was interesting phrasing by...
  • Text: Obama’s Speech in Kansas(obama disses ows;)

    12/06/2011 2:22:23 PM PST · by mdittmar · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 6, 2011 | The New York Times
    Following is a text of President Obama’s prepared remarks in Osawatomie, Kan., as released by the White House on Tuesday:Good afternoon.  I want to start by thanking a few of the folks who’ve joined us today.  We’ve got the mayor of Osawatomie, Phil Dudley; your superintendent, Gary French; the principal of Osawatomie High, Doug Chisam.  And I’ve brought your former governor, who’s now doing an outstanding job as our Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius. 
  • Obama’s BIG small-minded class warfare speech in Kansas doesn’t disappoint (Predictable)

    12/06/2011 2:09:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Today in Osawatomie, Kan., Barack Obama laid bare his progressive agenda, calling for more federal involvement in education, increased spending on infrastructure, an extension of the payroll tax cut and increased taxes on the rich. He even invoked Teddy “the Trustbuster” Roosevelt, who, if you’ll recall, became increasingly socialistic as the sun of his national stardom began to set. Not surprisingly, Obama was disingenuous in a few places — but just a few. At one point, he said he had already signed $1 trillion in spending cuts into law. Presumably, he was referring to the cuts included in the debt...
  • Theodore Roosevelt Advocates Americanism, 1915

    08/17/2005 1:00:45 PM PDT · by infocats · 25 replies · 1,093+ views ^ | 1915 | Theodore Roosevelt
    ... 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 matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States....
  • Obama's executive governance: more 'fabian' than 'napoleonic'?

    12/06/2011 2:22:49 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    Obama wants to channel Theodore Roosevelt does he? Makes sense to me that we should talk about this in terms that progressives themselves would have. In an opinion article titled "The Authority of the Executive", the following observations are made: (The Outlook, Volume 93, page 486) An important difference between the Roosevelt and the Taft Administration has been thus stated by a shrewd observer of public life at Washington: "When a desirable course of action was proposed to the Roosevelt Administration, the proposal was met with the question, 'Is there any law against it?' 'No I' 'Then go ahead and...
  • W.H.: TR, Obama not communist

    12/06/2011 12:31:15 PM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 12/6/11 | BYRON TAU
    From today’s briefing, the White House insists that they’re not worried about President Obama being labeled a socialist or a communist -- as Theodore Roosevelt was in 1910: Q: Teddy Roosevelt was called a socialist and a communist after he gave this speech. Is the President mindful of that, and keeping that in part of his target? MR. CARNEY: No, I think -- I think that is an irony, because I don’t think -- I would assume that this President’s critics share in his admiration for Teddy Roosevelt as a titan in American history and a hugely important and progressive...
  • Even Obama Is Choosing Anyone But Obama

    12/06/2011 10:24:34 AM PST · by CaroleL · 7 replies ^ | 12/06/11 | CaroleL
    As his never-ending campaign goes on, President Barack Obama keeps trying to mimic past presidents who were able to succeed at the job. Unable to run on his own dismal record; he is stealing their strategies, imitating their rhetoric and co-opting locations they made famous in a desperate attempt to wrap his weak and ineffectual presidency in their achievements.
  • On Presidents’ Day: Lincoln is King (Among freshman Republican congressmen, exluding Reagan)

    02/21/2011 1:00:39 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 105 replies ^ | 2-21-2011 | Tim Mak
    On Presidents’ Day, Americans take a day to recognize the office of the presidency – and to reflect upon the country’s best. FrumForum asked freshman Republican members which president they admired the most, but excluded President Reagan from contention to give the other presidents a fair chance. The fourteen Republican members who responded gave a range of answers, but President Abraham Lincoln came out on top. Interestingly, these freshman congressmen have something in common with President Obama, who has identified Lincoln as his favorite president. Independent voters also agreed – a new Gallup poll shows that Lincoln was their favorite...
  • Teddy Roosevelt On Islam

    09/09/2010 12:35:36 PM PDT · by pissant · 20 replies
    Infidels bloggers alliance ^ | 1916 | Teddy Roosevelt
    (snip) Christianity is not the creed of Asia and Africa at this moment solely because the seventh century Christians of Asia and Africa had trained themselves not to fight, whereas the Moslems were trained to fight. Christianity was saved in Europe solely because the peoples of Europe fought. If the peoples of Europe in the seventh and eighth centuries, an on up to and including the seventeenth century, had not possessed a military equality with, and gradually a growing superiority over the Mohammedans who invaded Europe, Europe would at this moment be Mohammedan and the Christian religion would be exterminated....
  • Our national parks have been surrendered to the Mexican drug cartels (w/shocking video)

    06/18/2010 10:07:19 AM PDT · by AuntB · 47 replies · 1,101+ views
    Examiner ^ | June 17, 2010 | Dave Gibson
    According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 3,500 acres in southern Arizona have now been closed to U.S. citizens because of the dangers posed in that area from Mexican drug smugglers. The area includes part of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. Refuge manager Mitch Ellis told Fox News: “The situation in this zone has reached a point where continued public use of the area is not prudent.” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said: “It’s literally out of control. We need support from the federal government. It’s their job to secure the border and they haven’t done it. In...
  • Glenn Beck Should Revere Theodore Roosevelt

    05/04/2010 5:29:11 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 57 replies · 1,050+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 5/3/10 | Christopher Ruddy
    It is remarkable that Theodore Roosevelt (TR to his friends), who has been beloved as an iconic patriot and president, would become a controversial figure today. This unusual development is largely due to the rise of Glenn Beck. Glenn has been right on many issues and his views are resonating with Main Street. But he is wrong on one big issue: Theodore Roosevelt is not, as he claims, the root cause of President Obama’s intrusive, “big government” policies. It is no accident that TR’s face is chiseled into Mount Rushmore along with those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham...
  • Bullfeathers!

    04/12/2010 8:18:45 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 221+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 12, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Bullfeathers! Malcolm A. Kline, April 12, 2010 Republicans who decry academic biases against the Grand Old Party may, in turn, be suffering from misinformation about their own party’s political history, particularly when they lionize the ultimate “Big Government Conservative”—Teddy Roosevelt. His memorabilia adorns Karl Rove’s office. He glowers from photos and portraits hung in Republican congressional offices. The Republican Capitol Hill Club here in Washington, D. C. features his forbidding visage prominently. Two doors down, another Republican hangout, Bullfeathers! Bar, is named after one of his favorite expressions. His toehold on American popular culture is no less secure. Thanks to...
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    03/13/2010 6:52:19 PM PST · by molybdenum · 64 replies · 1,025+ views
    Conservapedia. com ^ | 3-13-10 | editors
    Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States of America, 1901-1909, leader of the Republican party, and (in 1912-16) the Progressive Party. Roosevelt is best known for his remarkable personality and commitment to democratic process. He was strongly committed to law and order, active leadership, civic duty, and individual self-responsibility, and was more concerned with the process of change than its direction. A strong and vigorous man both personally and in politics, it was through Roosevelt that the world identified America with cowboy values of courage, initiative, and hardiness while it watched TR expand American influence in world...
  • Ronald Reagan Proclamation 4992 - Theodore Roosevelt Day

    02/22/2010 9:03:02 PM PST · by pissant · 64 replies · 658+ views
    APP ^ | Oct 27, 1982 | Ronald Reagan
    Today marks the beginning of a year-long celebration commemorating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the birth of Theodore Roosevelt, one of America's heroes and larger-than-life personalities. Born with considerable physical handicaps, Theodore Roosevelt overcame his afflictions and drew strength from his triumph over personal adversity, a strength he would later devote to the public good. Through sheer willpower, he became a rugged outdoorsman and active conservationist, the organizer of the Rough Riders, a fearless crusader against corruption and for law and order, an explorer, a social reformer and author, our youngest President, and the first of our citizens to...
  • Glenn Beck and the Fox Puppets Want to Repeal the 20th Century

    02/22/2010 12:15:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 71 replies · 1,624+ views
    Newsweek ^ | February 22, 2010 | Jonathan Alter
    Glenn Beck has now supplanted Rush Limbaugh as the most influential broadcaster in America. He's the one the tea-party movement looks to. Beck wowed the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) crowd Feb 20 with his attack on progressivism, which he said must be "eradicated." "Progressivism is the cancer in America and it's eating our Constitution," Beck told the crowd. Now that Beck has given his marching orders, expect to hear all the Fox Puppets echoing him. The goal is to discredit "progressivism" as they did "liberalism." Beck fancies himself a historian; his patter is full of historical references that seem...
  • Diplomacy That Will Live in Infamy

    12/06/2009 9:17:05 PM PST · by Cronos · 23 replies · 1,501+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 5 Dec 2009 | JAMES BRADLEY
    SIXTY-EIGHT years ago tomorrow, Japan attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. In the brutal Pacific war that would follow, millions of soldiers and civilians were killed. My father — one of the famous flag raisers on Iwo Jima — was among the young men who went off to the Pacific to fight for his country. So the war naturally fascinated me. But I always wondered, why did we fight in the Pacific? Yes, there was Pearl Harbor, but why did the Japanese attack us in the first place? ... The one who had the greater effect on Japan’s...
  • Theodore Roosevelt IV Opts Out of G.O.P. Race for Senate

    11/25/2009 5:45:39 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 37 replies · 1,529+ views
    NYTimes ^ | November 24, 2009 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    Few people knew that he was thinking about it in the first place, but Theodore Roosevelt IV, a wealthy investment banker with serious credentials on environmental issues and in foreign policy — and of course, that famous name — now says he will not seek the Republican nomination for the Senate from New York in 2010. Mr. Roosevelt, the great-grandson of the 26th president, worked at Lehman Brothers and is now a managing director at Barclays Capital. He said he began studying a run against Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, a Democrat, over the summer and was encouraged by talks with...
  • 10 Fascinating Facts About Theodore Roosevelt

    05/02/2009 10:58:55 AM PDT · by 7jason · 22 replies · 1,510+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 4-7-09 | John Rice
    He set several records as President. Theodore Roosevelt became the youngest person, so far, to become President of the United States (POTUS). The youngest to be elected remains, as of this writing, John F. Kennedy who was 43 when elected. Roosevelt was 42 when he took office as the 26th President following the assassination of his predecessor in 1901. Although other Vice Presidents had taken office following death of the President, TR was first to go on and win an election in his own right, preceding Harry S Truman and Lyndon B. Johnson in the feat. He also remains (as...
  • Meghan McCain: "I Have Lots of Gay Friends"

    04/20/2009 9:56:59 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 49 replies · 1,292+ views
    Oh, Meghan. We're very proud of you for having the courage to speak before the Log Cabin Republicans, as woman running for pundit. You can read Meghan's full remarks to the gay Republican group here, in case you are interested in learning about how highly Meghan thinks of herself for being so young and progressive and young. Whee. The politics of failure have failed, Meghan announces, and Republicans can't just join Twitter and expect to win young voters! They have to join Twitter and have kicky gay hairstylists and read Pitchfork! This is her explanation of "what it means to...
  • Is this young governor qualified to be VP?

    09/18/2008 10:10:17 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 15 replies · 243+ views ^ | September 17, 2008 | Josh Painter
    How qualified for the vice presidency of the United States could a Republican be who: Is young - under 45 years old? Speaks in favor of economic development of Alaska? Advocates and engages in exercise for personal fitness? Has lived in the wilds of the American Northwest? Fishes, hunts, and loves the great outdoors? Has a reputation, not as an environmentalist, but as a conservationist? Has at least five children? Is a moralist for whom every issue is a struggle between good and evil? Is a reformer who has taken on the GOP's "good old boy network"? Believes corporations should...
  • McCain's Boots Defeat Obama's Suits (Ben Shapiro On Why Americans Favor A Boots President Alert)

    08/13/2008 10:02:36 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 207+ views ^ | 8/13/2008 | Ben Shapiro
    A man, they say, can be judged by his friends. If that's the case, then Barack Obama can surely be judged by George Clooney. The UK Daily Mail reported this week that the "Ocean's Eleven" actor regularly speaks with and text messages the presumptive Democratic nominee, advising him on everything from fashion to foreign policy. "George has been giving him advice on things such as presentation, public speaking and body language and he also emails him constantly about policy, especially the Middle East," stated a Democratic Party insider. "George is pushing him to be more 'balanced' on issues such as...
  • Heroic deeds, little noted

    05/26/2008 4:54:25 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 14 replies · 86+ views
    Waterbury Republican=American ^ | May 26, 2008 | Editorial
    "The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the what's-in-it-for-me theory of life." — Theodore Roosevelt. To the peace-at-any-price news media, Memorial Day is a nuisance holiday. It requires "glorifying war" and honoring the 1.4 million Americans who sacrificed all to preserve journalists' right to bash the military and count the body bags of those we honor today. The media are loath to print good military news, and when they do, they spin it as bad news. Here are recent examples: All four military branches met or exceeded their...
  • Buffalo Soldiers at San Juan Hill: 1 July 1898

    03/24/2008 4:30:16 PM PDT · by indcons · 13 replies · 415+ views
    US Army's CMH Online ^ | Frank N. Schubert
    The following article derives from a paper the author delivered at the 1998 Conference of Army Historians in Bethesda, Maryland. Finding the middle, where the truth sometimes rests, requires you to know the edges. When it comes to responsibility for the victory of the United States Army on San Juan Heights, Cuba, on 1 July 1898, the edges are easy to find. On one side, there is the Teddy-centric view, first and most clearly expressed in the writings of Lt. Col. Theodore Roosevelt of the 1st Volunteer Cavalry Regiment—the legendary Rough Riders. Roosevelt’s memoir of Cuba so emphasized his own...
  • Hothead McCain (and the ideas coming out of his foreign-policy brain trust)

    03/08/2008 11:30:21 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 39 replies · 959+ views
    The Nation ^ | posted March 6, 2008 (March 24, 2008 issue) | Robert Dreyfuss
    Hothead McCain by ROBERT DREYFUSS If you've followed Senator John McCain at all, you've heard about his tendency to, well, explode. He's erupted at numerous Senate colleagues, including many Republicans, at the slightest provocation. "The thought of his being President sends a cold chill down my spine. He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper, and he worries me," wrote Republican Senator Thad Cochran, shortly before endorsing McCain. You've heard about his penchant for bellicose rhetoric, whether appropriating a Beach Boys song in threatening to bomb Iran or telling Russian President Vladimir Putin that he doesn't care what...
  • Will the Real Conservative Please Stand Up?

    04/04/2007 7:08:57 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 15 replies · 539+ views
    USA Today Blog ^ | 04 April 2007 | Jonah Goldberg
    Article can be found here, USA today has complained! It's been said (mostly by columnist George Will) that you can tell who the real conservative is by asking, "Who would you have voted for in 1912?" These days, we should probably settle for people knowing who the candidates even were, never mind having a preference. Nonetheless, for the record, they were Woodrow Wilson, Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. You wouldn't know it from T.R.'s cult of personality in Republican circles today, but Taft was the conservative in the race. Roosevelt bolted the GOP, taking the progressives with him into...
  • Faye Turney and the other UK personnel alive...or Ahmadinejad dead!

    03/30/2007 6:12:36 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 91 replies · 751+ views
    HERE ON FR | 30 MArch 2007 | Jeff Head
    It's time that historical perspective and precedent, as well as toe to toe squaring off against a tyrant are applied in the Persian Gulf IMHO. As Teddy Roosevelt showed us, and has been shown coutless times since, one must stand up to tyrants and make them fear for their lives when they begin their bullying and tyranical ways. So, Iran, the options are simple and the full might of the UK and her allies, principally the United States, should stand behind a direct statement like this... 72 Hours. Faye Turney and the other UK personnel alive...or Ahmadinejad dead!
  • New U.S. Forest Service chief named

    01/13/2007 12:46:22 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 21 replies · 952+ views
    Casper Star-Tribune ^ | January 13, 2007 | NOELLE STRAUB
    WASHINGTON - Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth will retire next month and move back to Missoula, crossing paths with his replacement, Abigail Kimbell, who will move from that city to become the agency's first female chief. Kimbell has been regional forester for the Northern Region since February 2004. She will be the agency's 16th chief. Bosworth, whose retirement will be effective Feb. 2, received a standing ovation from agency employees who gathered Friday afternoon to hear the announcement of his replacement. "I started with the Forest Service at a time when our focus was on getting out the timber cut,"...
  • The Democrat Party -- 1828* - 2006 -- R.I.P.

    08/09/2006 10:40:08 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 95 replies · 3,175+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 9 August 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The Democrat Party died yesterday in Hartford, Connecticut. Present when this venerable institution breathed its last were a minority of the Democrats in the Nutmeg State. The Party was the child of the Republican-Democrat Party, and the Anti-Federalist Party. It leaves no known descendants. However, political parties sometimes spawn children many years after their deaths. Is that verdict too harsh? The leaders of the Democrat Party in Washington, New York, and elsewhere, are not admitting even to a serious illness. It’s difficult to conduct a proper Irish wake when on-lookers insist on prodding the deceased to sing and dance. These...
  • "Teddy" And Time

    07/05/2006 9:08:51 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 10 replies · 602+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | July 5 2006 | Thomas Sowell
    A special issue of Time magazine celebrates the historic career of Theodore Roosevelt and the implications of his presidency for the development of American society. In the phony familiarity of our times, where you call people by their first names when you have never even met them, the cover story in this issue is titled "Teddy." Theodore Roosevelt was indeed a landmark figure in the development of American politics and government, but in a very different sense from the way he is portrayed in Time magazine. In fact, the way that Theodore Roosevelt has been celebrated by many in the...