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  • Historical PHOTO: US Soldiers Pose with the Bodies of Moro (Muslim) Insurgents, Philippines; c. 1906

    02/19/2016 10:13:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    Rare Historical Photos ^ | January 29, 2016 | RHP
    US Soldiers Pose with the Bodies of Moro (Muslim) Insurgents, Philippines; circa 1906 On March 7, 1906, US troops under the command of Major General Leonard Wood massacred as many as 1,000 Filipino Muslims, known as Moros, who were taking refuge at Bud Dajo, a volcanic crater on the island of Jolo in the southern Philippines. The First Battle of Bud Dajo, also known as the Bud Dajo Massacre, was a counter insurgency action fought by the United States Army against Moros in March 1906, during the Moro Rebellion phase of the Philippine - American War. After the United States...
  • Forgotten Facts About Smoot-Hawley for the Stimulus Package Buy American Crowd

    02/05/2009 11:36:21 AM PST · by frithguild · 44 replies · 1,126+ views
    2/5/2009 | frithguild
    The Republican Party of the 1920's swept into power during a financial crisis. Errors in the Fed’s monetary policy in 1919 in kept rates too low to benefit the sale of Victory bonds. The Fed then tightened excessively due to inflation, creating a financial shock and depression from 1920 to 1921. At that time, the Republican Party viewed increasing tariffs as good policy. Thus, during the sixty seventh Congress, the Emergency Tariff Act of 1921 was passed as a temporary measure until a more comprehensive measure could be drafted. Ultimately, Fordney-McCumber passed in 1922, imposing an ad valorem rate of...
  • Iranian Warships Arrive Near Yemen

    04/22/2015 10:09:50 AM PDT · by mulder1 · 103 replies
    Iranian Warships Arrive Near Yemen Comes just days after U.S. announced it would send its own warships A fleet of Iranian warships arrived near the southern coast of Yemen on Wednesday in a move likely to add greater tension in a developing U.S.-Iranian standoff in the region, according Iranian military leaders. Just days after the United States announced it would send its own warships to Yemen in order to prevent Iran from smuggling weapons to terror forces fighting there, a flotilla of Iranian destroyers docked in the same area. Iran’s military moves are likely to increase tensions between the two...
  • Lost Words, Lost Worlds

    01/31/2015 9:17:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    It's a slim little book that had a powerful impact as this country and the rest of the world hovered on the edge of war in 1939: "Mrs. Miniver" by Jan Struther, which began as a collection of short newspaper columns in the Times about the daily life of an English household in suburban London. Then it became a popular novel, and eventually a classic movie (Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon). The movie was soon recognized by both British and American leaders -- Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill -- as an invaluable aid in mobilizing American opinion in favor of entering...
  • Obama not on Smithsonian’s ’100 most significant Americans’ list; liberals in shock over who is!

    11/22/2014 4:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    The “Smithsonian” magazine compiled a list of the “100 most significant Americans,” and to the dismay of his fan base President Obama failed to make the cut. Adding insult to injury, former President George W. Bush made the list. But it gets even better, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was also included. The liberal website Raw Story bemoaned the very idea that the Smithsonian Institution “decided that George W. Bush is a more ‘significant’ figure in U.S. history” than the exalted one. Curiously, the only redeeming qualification Raw Story named when mentioning Obama is that he was the country’s first...
  • Teddy Roosevelt knew what to do!

  • The American Flag Daily: The Strenuous Life

    07/15/2014 5:24:41 AM PDT · by Master Zinja
    The American Flag Daily ^ | July 15, 2014 | JasonZ
    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." "If we stand idly by, if we seek merely swollen, slothful ease and ignoble peace, if we shrink from the hard contests where men must win at hazard of their lives and at the risk of all they hold dear, then the bolder and stronger peoples will pass us by, and will win for themselves the...
  • The American Flag Daily: Theodore Roosevelt

    02/27/2014 3:39:44 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 9 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | February 27, 2014 | FlagBearer
    If we lose the virile, manly qualities, and sink into a nation of mere hucksters, putting gain over national honor, and subordinating everything to mere ease of life, then we shall indeed reach a condition worse than that of the ancient civilizations in the years of their decay. -Theodore Roosevelt, "The Law of Civilization and Decay", The Forum (January 1897), reprinted in American Ideals (1926), vol. 13 of The Works of Theodore Roosevelt, national ed., chapter 15, pp. 259–60. (From Wikipedia)
  • Wa state sued to reveal opponents of GMO initiative

    10/20/2013 5:39:55 PM PDT · by djf · 64 replies
    Initiative 522 in Washington state gets voted on in the general election in November. It would require MOST items sold in supermarkets to plainly label "May contain GMO products". Opposition has been fierce, as it was in California when a similar initiative was proposed - and lost out. The anti-disclosure people set up a PAC to front the advertising campaign, and refused to say who was what, so a lawsuit was filed. The PAC lost the suit - and was forced to tell who had contributed what. So here you go, folks - These are the businesses who don't want...
  • The $40 Bil. Chinese Plan To Build A Panama Canal-Like Waterway Across Nicaragua Sounds Ridiculous

    06/14/2013 8:43:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/14/2013 | Michael Kelley
    Nicaragua has approved plans for a mysterious Hong Kong-based company to build an estimated $40 billion canal across the middle of the country, Luis Manuel Galeano and Michael Weissenstein of The Associated Press report. The waterway, which would have to be roughly three times as long as the 50-mile Panama Canal, would be one of the largest infrastructure projects ever. The plan has some serious detractors: Environmentalists say it would devastate Lake Nicaragua, the country's primary source of fresh water, while shipping experts say that it may be an economically unfeasible power play by China. The company, HK Nicaragua Canal...
  • Iran, Venezuela plan to build rival to Panama Canal

    11/13/2010 6:59:02 AM PST · by mandaladon · 56 replies · 3+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | 13 Nov 2010 | Shlomo Papirblat
    The recent border dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua is a sign of an ambitious plan by Venezuela, Iran and Nicaragua to create a "Nicaragua Canal" linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans that would rival the existing Panama Canal. Costa Rica says that last week Nicaraguan troops entered its territory along the San Juan River – the border between the two nations. Nicaragua had been conducting channel deepening work on the river when the incident occurred. Sources in Latin America have told Haaretz that the border incident and the military pressure on Costa Rica, a country without an army, are...
  • China and Colombia announce 'alternative Panama Canal'

    02/14/2011 11:26:43 AM PST · by Oakeshott · 59 replies
    BBC ^ | BBC
    Colombia has announced it is negotiating with China to build an alternative to the Panama Canal. The proposed transport route is intended to promote the flow of goods between Asia and Latin America. The plan is to create a "dry canal" where the Pacific port of Buenaventura would be linked by rail, across Colombia, to the Atlantic Coast. Trade between Colombia and China has increased from $10m in 1980 to more than $5bn last year. The announcement came from the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, who told the Financial Times that the project was "a real proposal... and it is...
  • Nicaragua gives Chinese firm contract to build alternative to Panama Canal

    06/07/2013 10:14:17 AM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies
    http://www.guardian.co.uk ^ | 6 June 2013 | Jonathan Watts
    Nicaragua has awarded a Chinese company a 100-year concession to build an alternative to the Panama Canal, in a step that looks set to have profound geopolitical ramifications. The president of the country's national assembly, Rene Nuñez, announced the $40bn (£26bn) project, which will reinforce Beijing's growing influence on global trade and weaken US dominance over the key shipping route between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The name of the company and other details have yet to be released, but the opposition congressman Luis Callejas said the government planned to grant a 100-year lease to the Chinese operator. The national...
  • Nicaragua waterway to dwarf Panama canal (China Connecting to Atlantic)

    06/13/2013 1:50:09 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 41 replies
    Nicaragua's parliament is due to vote on Thursday on one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Latin America's history – a trans-oceanic canal that is to be built and run by a Chinese company. If it goes ahead, the $40bn (£26bn) scheme, which is twice as expensive as Brazil's Belo Monte dam and likely to be three times longer than the Panama canal, looks set to transform global shipping and jump start the economy of this Central American nation. As well as the waterway, the draft agreement between Nicaragua and a Hong Kong registered firm — Nicaraguan Canal Development Investment...
  • Bush Backs Enlarging Panama Canal

    11/07/2005 8:25:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 82 replies · 1,719+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/07/05 | Deb Riechmann - ap
    PANAMA CITY, Panama - President Bush voiced his support on Monday for expanding the Panama Canal to allow bigger ships and more cargo to pass through the shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Bush said Panama must acknowledge that the 50-mile waterway "is to be used by everybody, that the canal is international, that there ought to be ... equal access." Panama is studying plans for widening and deepening the canal that could cost nearly $10 billion. The project must be approved in a national referendum, amid concerns about the environmental impact and the heavy debt involved. White House...
  • Some progressives viewed Theodore Roosevelt as a socialist, in his day

    05/09/2013 6:51:28 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    In Walter Lippmann's book "Public Opinion", a very interesting comment is made: (page 294) It was economic government by anybody's economic philosophy, though it was supposed to be controlled by immutable laws of political economy that must in the end produce harmony. It produced many splendid things, but enough sordid and terrible ones to start counter-currents. One of these was the trust, which established a kind of Roman peace within industry, and a Roman predatory imperialism outside. People turned to the legislature for relief. They invoked representative government, founded on the image of the township farmer, to regulate the semi-sovereign...
  • The other dark side of conservation: The New Patriotism

    03/04/2013 7:25:45 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    In his book "The conservation of natural resources in the United States", Charles Van Hise writes the following: (Page 337, section: "Conservation and Patriotism") The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, during the natural resources of the country were being taken possession of, were naturally times of intense individualism. Each man took freely of the resources, did with them as pleased, and regarded interference from any source as unwarranted. But the private possession of our resources placed a new situation before us and demands of the people the twentieth century different ideals from those that obtained in the past. If you happen...
  • Paul Ryan, Theodore Roosevelt on Progressivism in Wisconsin

    08/13/2012 11:21:14 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    PGA Weblog
    In April 2010, Glenn Beck interviewed Paul Ryan. Ryan is someone who from what I've heard, understands correctly the history of progressivism because he lives in Wisconsin, and as he says he grew up seeing the dangers of it. Wisconsin(as many people have come to know) is the birthplace for Progressivism proper. Here are a couple of great quotes from him: PAUL RYAN: So people can actually see what this ideology means and where itÂ’s going to lead us and how it attacks the American idea. , (shortened): PAUL RYAN: this(progressivism) is really a cancer because it basically takes the...
  • 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...
  • Theodore Roosevelt absolutely hated the principles of the Founding Fathers

    03/09/2012 8:28:13 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 25 replies
    Not long ago I made an entry titled "Woodrow Wilson absolutely hated the principles of the Founding Fathers", well, I am no fan of any progressive. They are all dangerous to me. So Wilson attacks the founding and I'm going to call it as it is. The same is said for Roosevelt. Progressivism is America's cancer and it's not just in one party. I came across an article on The Heritage Foundation titled "Progressivism: Still Dangerous After All These Years, which is primarily about Roosevelt. In it, they highlight one of the things that came out of Roosevelt's pie hole:(Direct...
  • POLL TO FREEP: Who is your favorite American President?

    02/20/2012 6:41:45 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 67 replies · 16+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 02/18/2012
    On front page of website, no registration required.Shockingly, neither Carter nor the present occupant of the White House are choices...
  • Theodore Roosevelt: Degenerates have no business reproducing their kind

    01/27/2012 5:18:17 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    PGA Weblog ^ | January 3rd, 1913 | Theodore Roosevelt
    Want to be looked at by government like a farm animal? If your stock isn't good enough, perhaps we could just sit people in front of the politburo and force them to justify their existences. Doesn't sound good to you? Would it be too far to go out on a limb and say that Theodore Roosevelt would've agreed with the notion? In his letter to Charles Davenport, people's stock being 'farmed', is exactly the notion he advances. You can read the letter here, but I would much prefer you listen to it. Youtube link. (Also, Popmodal. But the audio doesn't...
  • 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...
  • Reformation

    07/21/2011 6:22:13 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel
    From the Despair of the Present, a Great Society will Arise By Ari Bussel I often recount the story of where I used to bank. At one point they considered us the fastest growing company in their portfolio, and we were treated like royalty. All the fake elements were there, including fascination, envy, need to extol and become close. None real or long lasting, they would all change in a heartbeat. We were customers of that bank for many years, and I expected to be treated no differently than in years past or future. Little did I know that the...
  • How Teddy Roosevelt saved football

    04/17/2011 10:10:42 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 17, 2011 | JOHN J. MILLER
    We have a pretty good idea of what the NFL’s next play will look like, however. A kicker will boot the ball from the 35-yard line, most likely for a touchback. That’s because on March 22, the NFL changed the rules, moving kickoffs forward from the 30-yard line. It hopes to reduce the risk of injury during what is often the most harrowing play — enormous men colliding in an open field at full speed, like beat-up cars in a high-stakes demolition derby. As a student, Roosevelt attended one of the first Harvard-Yale games. Football has fallen under intense scrutiny...
  • Memo From Theodore Roosevelt Re Sarah Palin (to Rove, Carlson, AoS et al.)

    03/01/2011 8:33:55 AM PST · by sussex · 3 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | the Aged P
    THE MAN IN THE ARENA Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic”, delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910
  • Dead 100 Years, Mark Twain Lets Loose

    10/19/2010 10:14:57 AM PDT · by decimon · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 17, 2010 | Jeff Glor
    It's been 100 years since Mark Twain died, after declaring, "If I cannot swear in heaven I shall not stay there." Wherever he is, a century later, the words and stories he left behind live on . . . > ...President Theodore Roosevelt is "one of the most impulsive men in existence" . . . the American soldiers Roosevelt sent to the Philippines Twain called "uniformed assassins" . . . and then there's his Italian landlady, who's "excitable, malicious, malignant, vengeful, unforgiving, selfish, stingy, avaricious, coarse, vulgar, profane, and obscene" . . . and that's just for starters. > ...our...
  • Theodore Roosevelt versus Barack Obama

    10/17/2010 7:09:43 PM PDT · by Michael Zak · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | October 17, 2010 | Michael Zak
    Yesterday, I visited DC's memorial to the 8th Republican president. In contrast to Barack Obama, Theodore Roosevelt did not consider himself above, or better than, the American people. Roosevelt would have agreed with Tea Party activists who refuse to be silenced by the Democrat media: "To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." Theodore Roosevelt still speaks to Republicans today: "Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural...
  • The Queasy Side of Theodore Roosevelt’s Diplomatic Voyage

    02/23/2010 5:34:05 PM PST · by kcvl · 18 replies · 596+ views
    James Bradley’s incendiary new book about Theodore Roosevelt is not really packed with secrets. Much of the material it discusses has long been hidden in plain sight. But Roosevelt biographers often subscribe to certain orthodoxies, and one of them is this: When Roosevelt made noxiously racist and ethnocentric remarks about Anglo-Saxon greatness, so what? He was just voicing the tenets of his time. Mr. Bradley, the author of “Flags of Our Fathers,” does not simply cite Roosevelt’s egregious talk. He presents this much-ignored aspect of Roosevelt’s thinking with sharp specificity (“I am so angry with that infernal little Cuban republic...
  • The Death of President William McKinley

    09/14/2010 7:18:21 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 18 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | September 14, 2010 | Michael Zak
    On this day in 1901, President William McKinley (R-OH) died of a gunshot wound inflicted by an assassin eight days before. As he faded away, he recited the words of a popular hymn: "Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee! E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me, Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee. Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down, Darkness be over me, my rest a stone. Yet in my dreams I’d be nearer, my God to Thee. There in my Father’s home, safe and at rest, There in my...
  • 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...
  • Real Catholics Can't be Dominated

    01/13/2010 4:47:16 PM PST · by verdadjusticia · 23 replies · 512+ views
    The anti-Catholicism of U.S. policy in Latin America has sometimes been stated explicitly by it's leaders. Theodore Roosevelt when he paid a visit to South America at the turn of the 20th century said: "While these countries remain Catholic," he said, "we will not be able to dominate them." Put another way, as long as the people are "Protestants" or heathens, we will be able to dominate them. This applies to Catholics in the USA, since they are CINO (Catholics in name only), they have been easily dominated and have never been a non-factor in steering the USA from the...
  • 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...
  • Eugenics … death of the defenceless: The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton

    02/24/2009 5:42:22 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies · 1,042+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Russell Grigg
    Eugenics … death of the defenceless The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton By Russell Grigg Few ideas have done more harm to the human race in the last 120 years than those of Sir Francis Galton. He founded the evolutionary pseudo-science of eugenics. Today, ethnic cleansing, the use of abortion to eliminate ‘defective’ unborn babies, infanticide, euthanasia, and the harvesting of unborn babies for research purposes all have a common foundation in the survival-of-the-fittest theory of eugenics. So who was Galton, what is eugenics, and how has it harmed humanity?...
  • 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...
  • I think we could use this to have hope for this election. Teddy called it!(history teacher vanity)

    11/02/2008 6:29:02 PM PST · by Benjamin Harrison · 2 replies · 252+ views
    St Nicholas ^ | 1900 | Teddy Roosevelt
    OF course what we have a right to expect of the American boy is that he shall turn out to be a good American man. Now, the chances are strong that he won't be much of a man unless he is a good deal of a boy. He must not be a coward or a weakling, a bully, a shirk, or a prig. He must work hard and play hard. He must be clean-minded and clean-lived, and able to hold his own under all circumstances and against all comers. It is only on these conditions that he will grow into...
  • Is this young governor qualified to be VP?

    09/18/2008 10:10:17 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 15 replies · 243+ views
    redstate.com ^ | 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...
  • Is Sarah Palin the new Teddy Roosevelt?

    08/30/2008 7:27:34 AM PDT · by mathprof · 28 replies · 542+ views
    zimbio.com ^ | 8/30/08 | Tim Wisdom
    John McCain announced his V.P. running mate today and it turns out to be an excellent choice. Sarah Palin is the current Governor of Alaska and, although most people haven’t heard of her, she brings a lot to the ticket. The more I read and hear about her, the more I’m reminded of Theodore Roosevelt. Although she’s relatively young she has quite a few layers of experience. She’s a former champion basketball player, beauty pageant contestant, PTA member, city councilwoman and Mayor. Her husband is a commercial fisherman and union member who cares for their five children. She’s a life...
  • Timeline of Theodore Roosevelt (From local office to Vice President to President)

    08/29/2008 5:26:17 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 10 replies · 966+ views
    Theodore Roosevelt.org ^ | August 29, 2008 | Self
    Theodore Roosevelt was elected Vice President of the United States (with McKinley as President) on November 6, 1900. Prior to becoming VP, Roosevelt had served in a few municipal offices in NYC and as a U.S. Civil Service Commissioner in Washington, D.C. (The latter was not an elected office.) He then served as Police Commissioner of NYC. In 1987-88, he served briefly as an Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Roosevelt became Governor of NY on December 31, 1898. He was elected Vice President of the United States less than two years later (on November 6, 1900). On September 6, 1901,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Theodore Roosevelt ~ August 25, 2008

    08/24/2008 5:00:16 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 261 replies · 1,485+ views
    Linked in Thread | StarCMC and Jaq and Gus
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Theodore RooseveltAll info and photos from this website.             On July 1, 1898, exposed as the only man on horseback, a target above the rest of the troops on foot, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt found his "crowded hour" as he led charges at Kettle Hill and San Juan Heights during...
  • Photo thread - French Rafale's carrier quals aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71

    07/23/2008 8:38:38 PM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 20 replies · 1,562+ views
    080722-N-7571S-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 22, 2008) A French F-2 Rafale launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during the first integrated U.S. and French carrier qualifications aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise "Operation Brimstone" off the Atlantic coast. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released) 080721-N-7241L-009 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 21, 2008) A French Rafale M prepares to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during combined French and American carrier qualifications. This event marks the first...
  • TR's Bully Pulpit

    07/21/2008 10:54:56 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 10 replies · 75+ views
    NRO ^ | July 21, 2008 | Joshua Hawley
    TR's Bully Pulpit Sometimes conservatives must ask Americans to put the common good over self-interest. By Joshua Hawley John McCain’s recent comment to the New York Times that he views himself “as a conservative . . . in the Theodore Roosevelt mold” has provoked anguished hand-wringing in various quarters on the Right. Michael Knox Beran’s reaction is typical: He dismisses Roosevelt as an ersatz progressive more interested in self-advancement than genuine reform. Those reforms TR did pursue, Beran argues, amounted to little more than anti-business adventures in state aggrandizement that ultimately failed to address both the corporate misbehavior and the...
  • 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...
  • Theodore Roosevelt on Immigration - Suggested reading for his fan McCain (vanity)

    05/27/2007 7:20:16 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 19 replies · 891+ views
    Various ^ | 1900's | 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. We...
  • Theodore Roosevelt on Immigrants and being an American

    10/26/2006 9:16:49 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 13 replies · 620+ views
    Tancredo Website ^ | 1907 | Theodore Roosevelt
    T.R. was the youngest man ever to serve as President of the United States and he served when immigration was breaking records. His words are a timely reminder to all of us - not only the illegal lobby and hyphenated Americans - about the traditional meaning and purpose of this great reality of American history.
  • USN Photo of Day: Forever-Fearsome F-14 Tomcat Fighter Jet's Last Official Launch, Flyby, Landing

    08/07/2006 5:12:47 AM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 49 replies · 118,517+ views
    United States NavyNews- Eye On the Fleet ^ | July 28, 2006 | Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Laird, USN
    Photo #1: 060728-N-7241L-026 Atlantic Ocean (July 28, 2006) - An F-14D Tomcat, aircraft number 100, assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) makes a near supersonic fly-by above the flight deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The F-14 will officially retire in September 2006, after 32 years of service to the fleet. Theodore Roosevelt is completing Joint Task Force Exercises with USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Laird (RELEASED). Caption Source: http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=37555 - Big Image Link: http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/060728-N-7241L-026.jpg Photo #2: 060728-N-7241L-015 Atlantic Ocean (July 28, 2006)...
  • 5,000 sailors aboard Roosevelt return to joyous welcome

    03/12/2006 1:09:44 AM PST · by condi2008 · 5 replies · 491+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | March 12, 2006 | HATTIE BROWN GARROW
    Tears formed in Christina Velazquez's eyes as she thought about reuniting with her husband. "Thank goodness for waterproof mascara," Velazquez said. After six long months, Velazquez and thousands of others welcomed 5,000 sailors back Saturday morning from a deployment aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt. Velazquez held the couple's infant, Donovan. In only four months and without even a glimpse of his father, the baby has already started to act like her husband, Kristopher, she said. "He has a lot of facial expressions like his dad," said Velazquez of Virginia Beach. "When he's hungry, he wants to be fed right...
  • DiCaprio is Theodore Roosevelt

    09/26/2005 12:24:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Joe Cannon · 93 replies · 1,719+ views
    The Star ^ | 9/12/05
    DiCaprio is Theodore Roosevelt Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese have been named by Paramount Pictures to respectively star and direct in the adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Edmund Morris book The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, says Variety. The film adaptation, currently being written by Nicholas Meyer (The Human Stain), will chronicle the political career of Roosevelt (DiCaprio), from a slight and privileged New York politician with a Harvard degree, right up to his ascension to the White House as the 26th U.S. president. At present, DiCaprio and Scorsese are working on their third film together - after Gangs of New...
  • Have we been here before?

    04/06/2005 9:07:13 PM PDT · by MichaelCarl · 136+ views
    6 April 2005 | Michael Carl
    “Haven’t we been here before?” by Michael Carl A new report released by a presidential commission says that America’s intelligence agencies were “dead wrong,” about Iraq and the Weapons of Mass Destruction. While any consequences for this latest report are a subject for debate, it is certain that the report will obviously provide further ammunition for President Bush’s political opponents. Yet, the whole scenario of political turmoil in a Middle Eastern nation coupled with election year politics in the United States is an all too familiar scenario. In their respective centuries, Presidents Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and George W. Bush, in...