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  • George Steinbrenner, RIP: The Best, Mistranslated; The Worst, Exaggerated

    07/13/2010 3:07:45 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | 13 July 2010 | Yours, Truly
    Perhaps his health wasn't quite the best since he relinquished control, though it kind of figured that he might deny it---as indeed he did, challenging "anyone" to come down his way and try even a portion of the workouts through which he claimed to put himself. >But it almost figured it might take a "massive" heart attack to send George Steinbrenner to his reward over a week after he celebrated his eightieth birthday. Short of a SWAT team Steinbrenner seemed indestructible, even when acknowledging his mortality in perhaps the only way he knew: surrendering minute-to-minute control of the Yankees (does...
  • (John) Wooden Was Greatest Coach Ever

    06/04/2010 10:18:12 PM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 76 replies · 805+ views
    Foxsports ^ | 6/4/10 | Jeff Goodman
    With all due respect to Bob Knight, Mike Krzyzewski and even Bear Bryant and Vince Lombardi, John Wooden was in a class by himself. Wooden will go down as the most accomplished coach anywhere. Ever. The Wizard of Westwood won 10 national titles in a 12-year span, including a remarkable seven consecutive from 1967 through ’73. Wooden’s success is almost unfathomable. Wooden passed away on Friday night at the UCLA Medical Center, just months prior to his 100th birthday on Oct. 14. Wooden was still mentally sharp in his 90s and was spotted at UCLA games and other events.
  • Memorial Day: On Hallowed Ground

    05/30/2010 4:36:33 PM PDT · by Reagan79 · 1 replies · 197+ views
    The Acton Institute ^ | May 28, 2010 | Ray Nothstine
    When I lived in Hawaii my family visited Punchbowl National Cemetery to see where my grandfather’s high school buddy was buried. He was killed in the Pacific Theatre in World War II. As a child I had two thoughts that day. It was taking a long time to find his grave simply because it was a sea of stones and I remember thinking at the time, I wonder if his family wanted him buried here, so far from home. Did his loved ones ever see his grave? We can comprehend the price of liberty in the thousands of American soldiers,...
  • Memorial Day best song/tribute to Vietnam wall I have ever seen

    05/30/2010 8:06:54 AM PDT · by JNRoberts · 8 replies · 452+ views
    You Tube ^ | 11/30/07 | Rolling Thunder
    Vietnam Wall Tribute
  • (Vanity) Does anyone have a link to footage of President Karzai's visit to Arlington?

    05/14/2010 4:21:14 AM PDT · by SueRae · 4 replies · 199+ views
    none | 5/13/2010 | self
    I tried to watch at Foxlive but the link didn't work. Thanks
  • Defense Leaders, Karzai Honor Fallen Troops at Arlington

    05/13/2010 8:37:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 211+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 13, 2010 – Afghan President Hamid Karzai, flanked by America’s top defense leaders, walked among the white marble tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery today, a silent tribute to U.S. servicemembers who made the ultimate sacrifice, many while battling terrorism in Afghanistan.Video Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and John C. Metzler Jr., superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery, tour the cemetery's Section 60, in Arlington, Va., May 13, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates; Navy Adm. Mike...
  • Bataan Death March Survivors Honored

    04/18/2004 7:19:23 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 28 replies · 1,698+ views
    Scranton Times-Tribune ^ | 4/18/2004 | BILL WAGNER
    "Recognition Day is a time to remember those veterans who gave up their freedom to protect ours."Roland E. Moore Director, VA Medical Center Sixty-two years ago, America watched as Japanese forces squeezed U.S. Army and Filipino troops onto a narrow Philippine peninsula on Manila Bay. The American commander, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, was ordered to leave for Australia and Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright was left the task of surrendering his 37,000 exhausted troops on April 9, 1942. Those men and 10,000 defenders of Corregidor, an island fortress in Manila Bay that surrendered May 6, were rounded up by the Japanese and...
  • Anthony Flew, a former atheist who discovered God, RIP

    04/23/2010 4:13:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 427+ views
    PatrickMadrid ^ | April 23, 2010 | Patrick Madrid
    World Pays Tribute on Death of Atheist Turned Believer Leading academics, philosophers and members of the Christian faith across the world continue to pay tribute to Antony Flew, the famed British atheist and thinker who discovered God at the end of his life. The renowned rationalist philosopher died earlier this month at age 87 and continues to be remembered in obituaries and tributes world-wide. Those paying tribute to him include Catholic Theology professors from the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, well known American rabbis such as Rabbi Brad Hirshfield from New York and leading philosphers from academia such as Dr...
  • EDITORIAL: Sink the Murtha--The Navy can do better than honoring this hack

    04/14/2010 6:53:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 112 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2010 | Editorial
    The late Rep. John Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat, has achieved his highest undeserved honor. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has decided to name the Navy's newest San Antonio Class amphibious transport-dock LPD 26 the USS John P. Murtha. This is a slap in the face to every service member who bridled when Murtha publicly accused Marines in Iraq of intentionally killing women and children in cold blood. Murtha made his views known after details emerged about a firefight in Haditha in November 2005 in which 24 Iraqis were killed. Murtha accused the Marines of engaging in premeditated murder and agreed with MSNBC's...
  • The Glory of Poland

    04/12/2010 12:41:25 PM PDT · by lizol · 30 replies · 1,109+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 12, 2010 | ROGER COHEN
    The Glory of Poland By ROGER COHEN Published: April 12, 2010 NEW YORK — My first thought, hearing of the Polish tragedy, was that history’s gyre can be of an unbearable cruelty, decapitating Poland’s elite twice in the same cursed place, Katyn. My second was to call my old friend Adam Michnik in Warsaw. Michnik, an intellectual imprisoned six times by the former puppet-Soviet Communist rulers, once told me: “Anyone who has suffered that humiliation, at some level, wants revenge. I know all the lies. I saw people being killed. But I also know that revanchism is never ending. And...
  • Obama Orders US Flags at Half Staff for Miners

    04/12/2010 11:57:44 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 61 replies · 2,139+ views
    newsmax ^ | 4/12/10
    President Barack Obama has ordered U.S. flags in West Virginia to be flown at half staff in honor of 29 miners killed in the Upper Big Branch mine explosion. In a proclamation issued Monday, Obama said all U.S. flags in the state are to be flown at half staff until sunset on Sunday. The proclamation comes as federal and state mine safety officials begin their investigation into the nation's worst coal-related mine accident in 40 years. Crews are still working to recover the last of the victims. Recovery attempts have been hampered by high levels of hazardous gases. State Office...
  • Faces of the crew and security officers, who died on the plane with Polish President

    04/11/2010 1:44:30 PM PDT · by lizol · 39 replies · 3,159+ views
    Officers of the Government Security Office Lt. Colonel Jarosław Florczak Captain Dariusz Michałowski Lieutenant Pawel Janeczek 2nd Lieutenant Piotr Nosek Warrant Officer Jacek Surowka Warrant Officer Marek Uleryk Warrant Officer Paweł Krajewski Junior Warrant Officer Agnieszka Pogródka-Węcławek Crew of the airplane Captain Pilot Arkadiusz Protasiuk Major Pilot Robert Grzywna Lieutenant Pilot Artur Ziętek Senior Warrant Officer Artur Francuz Warrant Officer Andrzej Michalak Flight attendant Barbara Maciejczyk Flight attendant Natalia Januszko Flight attendant Justyna Moniuszko
  • Cherokee's Mankiller remembered as humble patriot

    04/10/2010 10:27:27 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 490+ views
    hosted ^ | Apr 10
    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) -- Former Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller is being remembered as a patriot who was remarkable for both her strength and humility. Hundreds of members of the Cherokee Nation and 170 tribal, state and federal officials gathered Saturday at a memorial service for Mankiller in Tahlequah (TAL'-ih-kwah), about 70 miles east of Tulsa. Mankiller led the Cherokee Nation from December 1985 until 1995. She died Tuesday at age 64 after a bout with pancreatic cancer......
  • Thread of condolences to the Polish People

    04/10/2010 7:33:29 AM PDT · by crz · 90 replies · 1,775+ views
    4-10-10 | crz
    To our Polish friends.
  • Commentary: Dignified Transfer Offers Fitting Tribute

    03/15/2010 4:54:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 224+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 15, 2010 – I stepped out from the van and onto the rain-drenched flightline, shivering from the cold that seemed to whip straight through my wool coat. I had traveled to Dover Air Force Base, Del., in late February to write stories about the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center. I wasn’t supposed to start working until morning, but I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to witness an event known as a dignified transfer, which marks the return of a servicemember who has died while supporting a combat operation overseas to U.S. soil. I looked up...
  • Academy apologizes for Farrah Fawcett snub (Forgets about her in tribute of stars who died in 2009)

    03/10/2010 12:28:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies · 2,260+ views
    CNN ^ | 03/10/2010
    It was no oversight. The executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has apologized to the friends, family and fans of Farrah Fawcett, who was conspicuously omitted from Sunday night's Oscar-event tribute to Hollywood personalities who had died over the past year. While some agents and publicists, besides actors, were included in the memorial, Fawcett, a high-profile star better known for her TV work (who also appeared on the big screen), was not. Neither was Gene Barry -- who was seen in both versions of "War of the Worlds" -- or Bea Arthur. Among those criticizing...
  • Proposal to Name Philadelphia Naval Shipyard after John Murtha

    03/05/2010 7:57:14 AM PST · by Starman417 · 21 replies · 572+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-04-10 | Skye
    Philadelphia democrats have proposed naming the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard after the disgraced and deceased John Murtha. I. Kid. You. Not. The same John Murtha who worked closely with anti war groups in developing a 'slow bleed' strategy in order to undermine the ability of our troops to successfully engage terrorists in Iraq. The same John Murtha that accused the now exonerated Haditha Marines of murder and war crimes: [VIDEO AT SITE] Murtha has an airport named after him, let that be. It would be more meaningful to name the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard after one of Philly's fallen soldiers. This is...
  • An interview with Alexander Haig, a true Cold Warrior

    02/28/2010 4:08:37 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 25 replies · 776+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 28, 2010 | James Rosen
    After eight years of refusing my requests for an interview about the Nixon presidency, retired Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr., accosted in the Fox News green room, finally relented. Our tape-recorded session -- held in Haig's downtown office on July 27, 2000 -- lasted nearly three hours. I published some portions in a book I wrote on Watergate but decided to keep the vast majority private until Haig's death. Haig, who served as secretary of state under Reagan and chief of staff in Nixon's White House, died Feb. 20 at age 85. In the interview, he was in rare form:...
  • Friends, musicians honor victims of 1960 Navy Band crash

    02/27/2010 4:24:14 AM PST · by shove_it · 16 replies · 533+ views
    WaPo ^ | 26 Feb 10 | Michael E. Ruane
    [...] It was blustery and cold in Section 48 of Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday afternoon, and the wind shook the branches of the giant tree that now shelters the graves of 14 lost musicians of the U.S. Navy Band. But 50 years to the day after they, along with five fellow musicians, perished in a plane crash, their widows, children and comrades gathered with members of the current Navy Band to pay tribute at the spot where most of them rest: two lines of headstones, violins and clarinets, French horns and trumpets, as if still in formation. It was...
  • Farewell to a Hero, Al Haig

    02/25/2010 5:43:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 376+ views ^ | February 25, 2010 | Matt Towery
    My recent bouts of vertigo, and the fall and concussion that resulted from one of them, meant that I was unable to attend the funeral services for a great American, Al Haig. So I'll eulogize him as best I can in this column space. Thank you, Gen. Haig. Had it not been for your decisive thinking and iron resolve in essentially acting briefly as our president during those grim days at the Nixon White House in the summer of 1974, America could easily have become a vulnerable target to the Soviet Union or other enemies. I was an acquaintance of...
  • Sarah Palin: Condolences on the Passing of Alexander Haig

    02/20/2010 3:43:54 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 6 replies · 362+ views
    Sarah Palin's Facebook Notes ^ | February 20, 2010 | Sarah Palin
    Todd and I would like to offer our condolences to the Haig family on the passing of former Secretary of State Alexander Haig. In addition to being a decorated veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, Secretary Haig’s service to our country spans many past administrations. He served America honorably as a four star general and a distinguished statesman. Our hearts go out to his family as we join them in mourning the loss of this patriot. - Sarah Palin
  • Alexander M. Haig, Jr. 1924-2010

    02/20/2010 10:34:04 AM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 332+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-20-10 | Mike's America
    A Four Star career comes to a close. Alexander Haig during his time in the Nixon White House circa 1973 Haig died Saturday morning surrounded by his family after complications from an infection. He was 85. It's hard to encapsulate a career as star studded as Haig's. A graduate of West Point, then Military Aide to Douglas MacArthur in Korea, Awarded Distinguished Service Cross, the US Army's second highest medal for valor in Vietnam, White House Chief of Staff under Richard Nixon, Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, Four Star General of the Army and First Secretary of State for President...
  • Alexander Haig Dead At 85 – Personal Memory

    02/20/2010 10:35:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies · 472+ views ^ | February 19, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    Personal reflection from mid-morning local talkradio show host and friend, Jim Vicevich. A West Point grad, Secretary of State, Chief of White House staff and former President of United Technologies, General Alexander has died at age 85 reportedly from a blood infection but I wanted to make mention of my personal contacts with General Haig when I was a reporter with WFSB-TV. You will get the chance to read his bio in this post below, and here at Steve’s post,
  • US Military Tribute - Far Away - Nickleback

    02/16/2010 8:32:54 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies · 483+ views
    I can't stop crying. Great video. God Bless our Troops.
  • Eulogy and Grave Side Memorial Services for ExSoldier's Father in Law [WWII Vet, USMC]

    01/29/2010 12:05:19 PM PST · by ExSoldier · 22 replies · 624+ views
    Vanity | 1/29/10 | ExSoldier
    EULOGY & Graveside Ceremony:Doctor E. J. T. passed away on Friday January 22nd at approx 10:25 am. He passed at the Gainesville VA Hospital, under an order of DNR lawfully signed and executed by him in full awareness that he was suffering from congestive heart failure and pneumonia combined. (Note: I threw this little tribute together in the hour or so before the formal service at the Funeral Home where a VA Chaplain who’d never met dad officiated. There were a lot of folks there & The chaplain did a very good job, however). I gave the Eulogy. Eulogy: I’ve...
  • This is the 24th anniversary of the Challenger disaster

    01/28/2010 12:50:25 PM PST · by free1977free · 69 replies · 1,638+ views ^ | January 28 | Jennifer Ellis May
    Where were you on January 28th, 1986? Were you in a classroom watching the first teacher go into space? Do you remember how you felt when you saw the Challenger explode soon after it left the earth? CNN reports that about 17% of Americans were watching when the disaster occurred. One hour later, 85% had heard the news. It is estimated that 48% of 9-13 year-olds were watching. Teacher Christa Macauliffe was supposed to be the first teacher in space, but she never made it. She died in the explosion along with the six astronauts accompanying her. Most of today's...
  • Arms of Love

    01/22/2010 5:50:24 AM PST · by Revski · 170+ views
    Youtube video ^ | 1/22/2010 | Revski
    This short footage arrangement of scenic views and creation’s creatures is accompanied with the hymn, “Lord I’m Coming Home”.
  • Waiting Falcon

    01/14/2010 9:52:59 AM PST · by Revski · 231+ views
    o7jimmy Youtube Videos ^ | 1/14/2010 | Revski
    This short footage is arranged with scenic views and creation’s creatures such as red-shoulder hawk and eagles! Song, Until Then, written by Stuart Hamblen, is sung a-cappella by o7jimmy-Revski.
  • Arms of Love

    01/13/2010 9:12:53 AM PST · by Revski · 4 replies · 297+ views
    o7jimmy Youtube Video ^ | 1/13/2010 | Revski
    This short footage arrangement of scenic views and creation’s creatures is accompanied with the hymn, “Lord I’m Coming Home”.
  • Thank You To These Businesses And Products (Three Cheers For Capitalism And Customer Service Alert)

    12/28/2009 9:11:33 PM PST · by goldstategop · 27 replies · 1,145+ views
    Townhall ^ | 12/29/2009 | Dennis Prager
    Since I began radio broadcasting 27 years ago, I have tried to come up with ideas for New Year's resolutions for myself and my listeners. Virtually each time, I have advocated one resolution in particular: For every couple of letters of complaint or oral complaints we communicate about someone or about some company, we should write a letter or make a call to commend someone or some company. Did you complain about an airline or about a flight attendant in the past year? No problem. But if you have never cited an airline or a flight attendant for stellar performance,...
  • Volunteers Place 16,000 Wreaths at Arlington

    12/12/2009 6:20:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 673+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2009 – The Arlington Wreath Project, an unofficial national tradition, prompted about 6,000 volunteers to wake up extra early this morning to help place 16,000 wreaths on graves at Arlington National Cemetery. "It's really nice that America still remembers our troops," said Nikki Bunting, the widow of Army Capt. Brian Bunting, who died in Afghanistan in February 2009. She visited her husband's grave with their children, 2-year-old Connor and 5-week-old Cooper. “It's a sad sight, but it's really beautiful. It reminds us that people care,” she said. Morrill Worcester, president of Maine-based Worcester Wreath Company, started the...
  • 'This could be us': Marines among 6,000 who place wreaths on graves at Arlington Cemetery

    12/12/2009 4:33:28 PM PST · by HokieMom · 6 replies · 806+ views
    WP ^ | December 12, 2009 | Yamiche Alcindor
    Pfc. De'Angello Robinson, 19, traveled seven hours by bus to place a single wreath on the tomb of a soldier whom he'd never met. For him, and the other Marines who took the trip from Camp Johnson in Jacksonville, N.C. to Arlington National Cemetery to decorate graves, the day was about paying tribute to men and women who once stood in their shoes. "In a few months, from where we are getting shipped out, this could be us," said Robinson of the fallen soldiers. "If it is us, I would want somebody to do the same for me so I'm...
  • We Pay Them Tribute (NOTE: You might need Kleenex!)

    11/29/2009 5:44:53 PM PST · by greatdefender · 7 replies · 698+ views
    Let us pay tribute to these champions of freedom & heroes of the Red, White & Blue! God Bless Them (Living or deceased)
  • William F. Buckley Jr. Appreciation Thread

    11/24/2009 11:05:43 AM PST · by opineapple · 7 replies · 501+ views
    William F. Buckley, Jr. Born November 24, 1925 Tribute To William F. Buckley With Rich Lowry, Richard Brookhiser, Jeff Greenfield, Garry Wills and Mona Charen
  • Scouts Honor Servicemembers at Ceremony

    11/18/2009 3:56:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 427+ views
    ARLINGTON, Nov. 18, 2009 – Character was the focus as Scouting saluted the military yesterday. U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton of Missouri told about 500 people from Boy Scouts’ National Capital Area Council that the values of Boy Scouts and the military are constant and that both organizations seek to serve something greater than themselves. This was the first Scout dinner saluting the military. Retired Navy Capt. Scott Gray, who now works with event sponsor General Dynamics, said he hopes to make the event an annual affair. The Crystal Gateway Marriott – a stone’s throw from the Pentagon – hosted the...
  • Honor and Remember-A Tribute to our Veterans!

    11/11/2009 6:47:06 AM PST · by rebelgrl · 9 replies · 747+ views ^ | November 11, 2009 | rebelgrl
    I posted this yesterday, but I wanted to post it again on Veteran's Day. I just had to share this tribute to our Veteran's. This video is an encouragement for citizens to stand for freedom and to stand for those who stood for us throughout history- those who paved the way for freedom, and those who continue to give their lives to serve our Country. God Bless You. And please post your tributes and memorials to honor our Veteran's and all who are serving in our military. Click here to watch Cry Freedom: A Veteran Tribute
  • Sarasota National Cemetery Honors Korean War Veteran.

    11/10/2009 9:35:58 PM PST · by seekthetruth · 2 replies · 910+ views
    Sarasota Florida Harold Tribune ^ | November 10, 2009 | SeekTheTruth
    <p>The Sarasota National Cemetery honored Air Force and Korean War Veteran, Lieutenant Van Eitel, with a full casson military burial.</p>
  • Pics from Ft Hood Memorial Service

    11/10/2009 3:50:45 PM PST · by RummyChick · 69 replies · 3,135+ views
  • NASCAR to honor fallen soldiers at Texas race

    11/06/2009 8:00:48 PM PST · by myknowledge · 13 replies · 936+ views
    The Associated Press (hosted on Google) ^ | November 7, 2009 | Schuyler Dixon
    FORT WORTH, Texas — Dale Earnhardt Jr. loves to talk about his sponsorship ties to the military. He had a hard time finding the words Friday to discuss the massacre that left 13 people dead at Fort Hood. Texas Motor Speedway is just 170 miles north of the site of a shooting spree that also injured 30, including the suspected gunman. A U.S. Army logo with the message "God Bless Our Fort Hood Troops" was painted on the infield grass Friday. Moments of silence were planned before each event, including Sunday's Sprint Cup race. The first question of Ryan Newman's...
  • Helen Thomas: "Recalling Jody Powell"

    10/30/2009 2:00:23 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 23 replies · 1,583+ views ^ | 28 Oct 09 | The legendary HELEN THOMAS!!!
    WASHINGTON -- White House press secretaries often have a higher public profile than the president himself. They take the blows often meant for the president but they rarely get the bows. The passing of Jody Powell of a heart attack at the age of 65 brought back memories of his years as press secretary to President Jimmy Carter. Powell was like a son to Carter. So it was left to Carter to go to a nursing home to inform Jody’s ailing mother that he had died Sept. 14 while gathering firewood at his Eastern Maryland home. Powell had been Carter’s...
  • FBI Dog To Be Memorialized

    10/30/2009 9:08:30 AM PDT · by Westlander · 15 replies · 1,147+ views
    wwj radio ^ | 10-30-2009 | wwj radio
    Southfield (WWJ) -- The FBI will hold a memorial for the K-9 killed during a shootout in Dearborn and the dog's name will be added to a memorial wall. Freddy was a nearly 3-year-old Belgian Malinois who was killed Wednesday during a gun battle between agents and Luqman Ameen Abdullah, described as the radical leader of a Sunni Islam group.
  • In Memorium Christopher J. Klicka, Homeschooling Hero

    10/14/2009 3:29:47 PM PDT · by Marie2 · 7 replies · 804+ views
    HSLDA ^ | 10-14-09 | HSLDA
    A longtime champion of homeschooling rights around the globe, Home School Legal Defense Association Senior Counsel and Director of State and International Relations Christopher J. Klicka was called home by his Lord on October 12, 2009, at age 48, following a 15-year battle with multiple sclerosis. An attorney, spokesman, lobbyist, and homeschooling husband and father, Chris is survived by his wife, Tracy, their seven children (ages 11–21), and his parents, Ardath and George Klicka. “Chris was both a people person and a goal person. He cared deeply about people, but was also driven to always do more!” says HSLDA President...
  • Korean War Veterans Pay Tribute at Memorial

    10/06/2009 6:01:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 460+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2009 – Veterans of the Korean War, both American and Korean, gathered here yesterday with current U.S. Army and South Korean leaders to pay tribute at the National Korean War Memorial. Army Gen. Walter L. Sharp, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, left, and Jung-ki "Rocky" Park, Korean Corporate Members of the Association of the United States Army, render honors during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2009. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Members of the Korean War Veterans...
  • William Safire, 1929-2009

    09/27/2009 8:07:35 PM PDT · by pissant · 10 replies · 1,496+ views
    Commetary Mag ^ | 9/27/09 | John Podhoretz
    William Safire, who died today, was a breakthrough figure—the first professional Republican ideologue of his time to become a mainstream fixture in journalism. Indeed, when he was hired by the New York Times to write a column after his tenure as a speechwriter and intimate of the president in the Nixon White House, the shock and horror with which his new position was viewed in the Times newsroom and in the journalistic corridors of Washington were unprecedented in their ferocity. Safire himself said that people would barely look him in the eye in his place of employ for years. He...
  • Conservative light of Irving Kristol goes dark

    09/26/2009 9:29:51 AM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 3 replies · 748+ views
    commercialappeal ^ | 25 September 2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    The intellectual leader of a movement of thinkers remained humble through his many influential works, and his spirit of creative skepticism will be his legacy. After the plain pine box is lowered into the grave, the mourners are asked to come forward -- immediate family first -- and shovel dirt onto the casket. Only when it is fully covered, only when all that can be seen is dust, is the ceremony complete Such is the Jewish way of burial. Its simplicity, austerity and unsentimentality would have appealed to Irving Kristol, who was buried by friends and family Tuesday. Equally fitting...
  • What Phyllis Schlafly taught us

    09/21/2009 8:47:00 AM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies · 1,151+ views
    WORLD ^ | September 21, 2009 | Ken Blackwell
    This past weekend I had the pleasure of being one of the presenters at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, where we honored Phyllis Schlafly for her lifetime of achievement. She is the person whom even liberal academics look to when they want to explain grassroots conservatism. Phyllis was hailed—rightly so—for having stopped the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Many of the battles that are being fought out now–from the defense of marriage and the fight against abortion in healthcare to the effort to protect women from being ordered into combat—would have been lost if Phyllis had not sounded her trumpet...
  • Hitchens' Tribute to Kristol: Farewell to the Godfather

    09/20/2009 9:11:10 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 9 replies · 1,605+ views
    Slate ^ | Sept. 20, 2009 | Christopher Hitchens
    According to his obituary in the NY Times, Irving Kristol once felt intimidated among NY intellectuals when he found himself seated with Mary McCarthy on one side, Hannah Arendt on the other, and Diana Trilling across from him. This standard—of intellect, to say nothing of other allures—was very much relaxed by the time he found himself placed next to me at a dinner at the Lehrman Institute in Manhattan in the mid-1980s. Determined to upset his likely expectation of me—I having hung onto a version of Trotskyism many years after he had discarded it—I inquired politely about his time in...
  • Political writer Irving Kristol dies at 89

    09/20/2009 7:15:20 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 2 replies · 651+ views
    Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2009 | Joel Mowbray
    ... "Irving Kristol was an intellectual giant who played a major role in developing the anti-communist arguments that led to the defeat of the Soviet Union," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told The Washington Times. ... ... Known as the godfather of neoconservatism, Mr. Kristol was a youthful radical who went from embracing communism in his 20s to attacking it publicly in his 30s. In subsequent years, he became an equally forceful advocate of free-market economics, including the supply-side tax cuts enacted during the Reagan administration and dismantling much of the so-called welfare state. Neoconservatism was a label originally bestowed...
  • Patriot Guard Aims For Long Line Honoring Troops (MN)

    09/19/2009 6:21:30 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies · 1,352+ views ^ | 9/19/09 | AP
    There should be U.S. flags as far as the eye can see at Minnesota's Camp Ripley on Sunday. The Minnesota Patriot Guard says it's aiming for the longest known flag line in honor of military veterans during the base's open house. Flag lines are formed by people holding flags on poles a set distance apart. They are sometimes seen at soldier funerals to provide a buffer between those grieving and protesters. Patriot Guard members, many of whom ride motorcycles, are hoping for at least 2,000 participants.
  • Iowahawk: Farm Boy (serious tribute to Norman Borlaug)

    09/18/2009 8:16:42 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies · 2,322+ views
    Iowahawk | September 17, 2009 | David Burge
    State Highway 9 is a two lane strip of asphalt that cuts across the northernmost tier of counties in Iowa, from Larchwood to Lansing. If you drive its 320 miles, as I have done many times, you will not be dissuaded from the stereotype of Iowa as a flat boring expanse of cornfields. The few points of interest include Lake Okoboji and the headquarters of Winnebago in Forest City. It takes you near Mason City, the model for "River City" in Meredith Willson's The Music Man, and the site of the plane crash that claimed Buddy Holly after a February...