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  • Kerry as Churchill

    05/08/2014 6:57:37 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04-30-2014 | Brent Budowsky
    Looking across the landscape of world affairs, from sectarian carnage to Middle East instability, from climate change that threatens the earth to a Russian dictator who threatens security in Europe, from the bellicosity of China to nuclear issues with North Korea and Iran, if there is a Winston Churchill of modern times who issues warnings and offers solutions, it is Secretary of State John Kerry. Since the founding of Israel in 1948, Israel has had no better friend than John Kerry. His aspirations and efforts for Middle East peace might soon be dead, and if they are, historians will long...
  • Video of Paul Weston's Churchill Speech, Arrest, Interview

    04/30/2014 2:15:46 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 7 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You can see the video by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above. Previous articles on the topicWinchester: Churchill Quotation Gets Liberty GB Leader Paul Weston ArrestedLiberty GB’s Paul Weston, Arrested in Winchester for Quoting Churchill, Could Face 2 Years in JailTranscript of the videoQ: Where exactly were you speaking, please? A: Winchester, which is in the county of Hampshire, and Hampshire is part of the South-East constituency for the European Union elections which I’m standing in. So I thought: “As it’s part of my constituency, I will go down and try and explain to these people, who do...
  • Journalist Enza Ferreri Joins Liberty GB Executive Council

    07/18/2013 8:02:46 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 12 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 19 July 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Below is an announcement from the website of my party Liberty GB. Above is our new leaflet against halal meat and the Islamisation of Britain. We are delighted to welcome Enza Ferreri to the Liberty GB Executive Council, to fill the currently vacant role of Press Officer. Enza is an experienced journalist who has written many outstanding articles for this website and for major European and US websites, and has helped shape Liberty GB's philosophy and policies. She will be an invaluable addition to the team. ****** I am Italian, I was born and grew up in Viareggio, a...
  • Liberty GB: UK's Best Party for Geert Wilders' European Coalition

    08/13/2013 6:39:19 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 14 August 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    When we at Liberty GB first heard that the leader of the PVV Geert Wilders is looking to form an alliance with like-minded parties in Europe to fight next year's European elections, our immediate thought was that we are the right party to represent Britain in that alliance. The party Liberty GB is very new, as it was formed in March of this year. The Executive Council comprises Chairman Paul Weston, Party Nominating Officer George Whale, Culture Officer Jack Buckby, Policy Officer Stephen Evans, Associate Matthew Roberts, IT Officer and Treasurer, and me as Press Officer. Liberty GB is a...
  • A British Tea Party?

    04/01/2014 3:08:41 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 2 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 31 March 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on American Thinker. By Enza Ferreri If you had had the dubious privilege of watching the BBC’s political debate programme Question Time on March 6, you would have been afforded a glimpse of what immigration and multiculturalism have become in Britain, their consequences for its native residents and the Establishment’s response to both the crisis and the protests about it. It followed the usual Question Time format, in which members of the public from an always-changing part of the country ask a panel of politicians and other “experts”, such as media people and assorted celebrities, questions of...
  • Winchester: Churchill Quotation Gets Liberty GB Leader Paul Weston Arrested

    04/26/2014 5:20:58 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 28 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 27 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Yesterday Paul Weston, chairman of the party Liberty GB and candidate in the 22 May European Elections in the South East, has been arrested in Winchester. At around 2pm Mr Weston was standing on the steps of Winchester Guildhall, addressing the passers-by in the street with a megaphone. He quoted the following excerpt about Islam from the book The River War by Winston Churchill: How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects...
  • UNREAL: Quoting Churchill About Islam Gets Liberty GB Leader Paul Weston Arrested

    04/27/2014 11:57:18 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 37 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 4-27-14 | Clash Daily
    oday Paul Weston, chairman of the party Liberty GB and candidate in the 22 May European Elections in the South East, has been arrested in Winchester. At around 2pm Mr Weston was standing on the steps of Winchester Guildhall, addressing the passers-by in the street with a megaphone. He quoted this excerpt about Islam from the book The River War by Winston Churchill: “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent...
  • Obama's a 'Colossal Sick Joke'

    03/20/2014 4:59:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    It was just gag gift. A joke. That Nobel Peace prize that the Norwegians, on behalf of the Swedes gave Barack Obama. I always found it ironic that the guy who was a major weapons manufacturer and inventor of dynamite would put up a prize for peace to begin with. But at least he tried to make amends for being known as a merchant of death. Not so with Barack Obama. As wars break out all over the world, our weakest man is stuck saying what he always says: “Who? Me?” This is the same man who so quickly returned...
  • Back by Popular Demand: Tyranny

    03/15/2014 7:53:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Ham and eggs, dictators and plebiscites, tyranny and sham elections, they all go together. So it was wholly to be expected, which means it was wholly a surprise to our ever-alert administration, when the latest tsar decided Crimea was ripe for the picking and sent in the Cossacks (sans identifying insignia for now). As usual in these matters, the local bullyboys, formally known in press reports as militias, backed up the not very well disguised Russian troops. With that little formality out of the way, Vlad the Annexer ordered a plebiscite (and its usual result) for immediate delivery, specifically...
  • Mandela, Churchill and the War for the Future

    12/27/2013 10:48:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    By their heroes shall you know them. In his eulogy, President Obama put Nelson Mandela in the company of three other heroes: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Abraham Lincoln. What did these men have in common? Three were assassinated, and all four are icons of resistance to white rule over peoples of color. Lincoln waged the bloodiest war in American history that ended slavery. Gandhi advanced the end of British rule in India. King led the civil rights struggle that buried Jim Crow. Mandela was the leader of the revolution that overthrew apartheid. Obama's heroes testify to his...
  • The Strange Christmas Eve of 1941

    12/24/2013 9:49:11 AM PST · by Dansong · 31 replies
    The Providence Journal Editorial Page | 12/23/2013 | Daniel F. Harrington
    The Strange Christmas Eve of 1941 Seventeen days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, on Christmas Eve in 1941, a radio broadcast from the White House reached millions of Americans just as our young men readied themselves to fight in foreign lands and our young woman resigned themselves to long hours in dark factories. A generation that spent a decade weathering the Great Depression now, unbelievably, would face an even deadlier challenge in the form of a world war. The radio broadcast was given to commemorate the lighting of the National Christmas tree but President Roosevelt would share the micrphone...
  • Freeper Help Requested on Churchill Quotation

    12/21/2013 3:20:41 PM PST · by LS · 26 replies
    self | 12/21/2013 | LS
    Freepers, I am looking for a quotation that I was SURE was from Churchill to FDR, only I can't find it anywhere. It went something like this (referring to Britain's situation in 1940): "You will sell us (or give us, don't know which) what we need as long as we can pay for it, and when we can no longer pay for it, you will give it to us anyway." I thought it was in Paul Johnson's book "Modern Times," but it isn't. Anyone know of this?
  • Where are the Statesmen?

    09/03/2013 7:16:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2013 | Michael Brown
    While reading a book about Winston Churchill framed in his own words, I was struck by the vast difference between his leadership and our contemporary crop of leaders here in America. Where are the statesmen among us? When President John F. Kennedy made Churchill an honorary American citizen in April, 1963, Kennedy said of him, “In the dark days and darker nights when Britain stood alone -- and most men save Englishmen despaired of England’s life -- he mobilized the English language and sent it into battle. The incandescent quality of his words illuminated the courage of his countrymen.” Contrast...
  • Putin, Obama, and Churchill’s Ghost

    07/03/2013 12:15:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Robert Morrison. In one of his first actions upon entering the Oval Office, President Obama famously tossed the bust of Winston Churchill out into the snow (well, only figuratively). But he wanted to make the point that Sir Winston was no longer in favor in the U.S. Too bad. Had the young president been less vindictive, he might have learned a lot from Churchill about working with the Russians. As president, Mr. Obama has tried in every way to “re-set” our relations with the Kremlin. He has given way to Putin-Medvedev-Putin on almost...
  • Federal outreach to Muslim American communities is a pillar of Obama counterterrorism strategy

    05/25/2013 7:36:33 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 23 replies
    washington post ^ | 5/25/2013 | ap
    Within hours of the Boston Marathon blasts, government officials and Muslims in Boston called each other to offer assistance. These calls were the fruits of years of cultivating such relationships in an effort to ultimately prevent the very type of attack Boston experienced April 15. But the calls following the explosions were not about the unfolding investigation. Representatives from the departments of Justice and Homeland Security offered support to Muslim communities in case they suffered backlash or threats,
  • When an Army of Artists Fooled Hitler

    05/21/2013 4:54:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | May 21, 2013 | Leah Binkovitz
    <p>Mixing real tanks alongside the inflatable ones, the troops appeared to be assembling a massive attack. Their fake observation planes were so convincing, American pilots tried to land in the field next to them. When the offensive finally made its move across the Rhine, with General Dwight Eisenhower and Prime Minister Winston Churchill watching, they were met with little German resistance. The riverbanks were left for the taking and the Ghost Army earned a commendation for its success.</p>
  • Margaret Thatcher was the greatest British PM since Winston Churchill, says John Howard

    04/10/2013 5:15:36 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 10th April 2013 | The Honourable John Howard OM AC SSI, Former Prime Minister of Australia
    She has been Britain's greatest prime minister since Winston Churchill. As leader of the Conservative Party in Britain she has been the most successful of all in the past 100 years. It should be remembered that Churchill led a coalition national government during World War II. The real measure of Margaret Thatcher's greatness was that she brought about profound change domestically and internationally. The British economy was in a downward spiral when she won office in May 1979; Britons were working a three-day week; uncollected garbage piled up in the streets of London; the all-powerful trade unions effectively ran the...
  • Churchill, terrorism, and water-boarding

    04/29/2009 5:24:51 PM PDT · by mnehring · 17 replies · 1,096+ views
    Niall Ferguson writes about Winston Churchill and torture in a LATimes op-ed today: (h/t: Andrew Sullivan) As Winston Churchill insisted throughout the war, treating POWs well is wise, if only to increase the chances that your own men will be well treated if they too are captured. Even in World War II, there was in fact a high degree of reciprocity. The British treated Germans POWs well and were well treated by the Germans in return; the Germans treated Russian POWs abysmally and got their bloody deserts when the tables were turned. This is a weak argument against the aggressive...
  • Gandhi, Churchill 'myth', Sherlock real for Britons

    02/26/2008 9:05:21 AM PST · by Brainhose · 8 replies · 252+ views
    ExpressIndia.com ^ | Today | Brainhose
    London, February 4: Mahatma Gandhi never existed while Britain's wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill was a fictional character. Don't fret. This is only what most Britons think about the great leaders. According to a survey carried out in Britain, many believe that Mahatma Gandhi and Churchill are just mythical figures like Florence Nightingale, popularly known as the 'Lady with the Lamp'. In fact, almost a quarter of the population have the popular notion that Churchill, "the greatest Briton of all time", was made up. Moreover, despite his celebrated military reputation, 47 per cent of respondents feel the 12th-century English...
  • Quarter of Brits think Churchill was myth: poll

    02/03/2008 5:25:57 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 78 replies · 465+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 2/3/08
    Quarter of Brits think Churchill was myth: poll 1 hour, 1 minute ago LONDON (AFP) - Britons are losing their grip on reality, according to a poll out Monday which showed that nearly a quarter think Winston Churchill was a myth while the majority reckon Sherlock Holmes was real. The survey found that 47 percent thought the 12th century English king Richard the Lionheart was a myth. And 23 percent thought World War II prime minister Churchill was made up. The same percentage thought Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale did not actually exist. Three percent thought Charles Dickens, one of...
  • The 40 Greatest Quotes From Winston Churchill

    01/19/2013 5:32:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2013 | John Hawkins
    The finest American President of the 20th century was Ronald Reagan, but the greatest world leader during that time was Winston Churchill. Had the Brits not had a man of his caliber at the helm during World War 2, world history may have turned out very differently. Not only was Churchill a great leader, he was one of the single most quotable men who has ever walked God's green earth. 40) “It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” 39) “I may be drunk, Miss, but in the...
  • The Reason Churchill Was Wrong About Liberals Having Heart

    01/07/2013 11:20:49 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-7-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This piece will probably set off some of those shining beacons of intellectualism on the left.The truth is Churchill was wrong, conservatives have both heart and brains. Liberals would disagree because they favor unfettered social welfare, but there's no real heart in a political philosophy where the individual prefers personally divorcing themselves from the act of charity by mandating a bigger government to take care of it for them.
  • The Republicans -- After Dunkirk

    01/04/2013 7:44:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    At the Potsdam conference with Harry Truman and Josef Stalin, Winston Churchill learned that the voters of the nation he had led for five years through World War II had just voted to throw him out of office. "It may well be a blessing in disguise," said his wife Clementine. "At the moment, it seems quite effectively disguised," replied Churchill. Republicans must feel that way today. For they have survived their own Dunkirk. They may have left their helmets, canteens and rifles behind, but they did finally get off the beach. That Republicans suffered a rout, as the British did...
  • Churchill and Company

    12/27/2012 10:14:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Washington -- The year 2012 is about to expire. It was a blank in my judgment -- poof and it is gone. We have the same sorry vacuity in the White House, bereft of knowing how to run the government. Just now he is off to Hawaii to loll in the sun, having left behind questions as to how to avoid our "fiscal cliff." Yes, he wants to raise taxes on the top two percent, but how do we reduce the deficit and finish off the tax bill? He has headed for the beach -- and practically no one remarks...
  • Churchill was an extremist: In praise of standing your ground for what you know is right.

    11/27/2012 5:52:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/26/2012 | Kyle Smith
    Winston Churchill has his fans on the left. President John F. Kennedy, who was fascinated by his writings, bestowed upon him honorary US citizenship. Churchill was the second person, after the Marquis de Lafayette, to be so honored. Delivering the keynote address honoring the 60th anniversary of Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech, admirer Chris Matthews said, “Where other politicians cling to office, he acted as if he were truly prepared to fling it away, to risk popular rejection, which came to him on so many cruel occasions . . . He didn’t worry what his critics thought.” The liberal mind is...
  • Woodrow Wilson Obama

    09/25/2012 1:53:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    Thus far, we know what the Obama administration won't do in response to the obvious decay of U.S. standing in the Middle East. It won't stop deploring the video for which it originally blamed attacks on our diplomatic facilities in the region, worsened by the murders of our ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. It won't schedule a meeting this week between Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and the president, who seems to need more time on the campaign trail. And so on. What the administration will do to make its attitudes and responses feared throughout the region isn't likely to...
  • Letter to Winston Churchill May Contain First Known Use of ‘OMG’

    08/08/2012 3:55:45 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 8-7-12 | Brett Smiley
    Letters of Note curator Shaun Usher has pointed out what might be the first known usage of O.M.G., in a September 1917 missive from British admiral John Arbuthnot "Jacky" Fisher (or Lord Fisher) to Sir Winston Churchill. In a letter to Churchill about some "utterly [upsetting]" World War I–era newspaper headlines, Fisher wrote, "I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis — O.M.G (Oh! My! God!)— Shower it on the Admiralty!!" To which we assume Churchill replied, "Oh Dear Fisher! I am laughing heartily out loud!!"
  • White House issues embarrassing apology to Charles Krauthammer over Churchill bust gaffe

    08/01/2012 7:17:31 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Tthe Telegraph ^ | 1 Aug 2012 | Nile Gardine
    The Obama presidency is fond of issuing apologies for America on the world stage, but very rarely makes them at home to Americans. White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer has just issued one to Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer, who last week wrote an op-ed berating the Obama administration for removing a bust of Sir Winston Churchill from the Oval Office when it came to power. Pfeiffer had issued a stinging attack on Krauthammer, alleging that his Churchill bust reference was “100 percent false.” Krauthammer was of course 100 percent correct, and the British Embassy in...
  • Conservative filmmaker behind ‘2016: Obama’s America'(truncated title, video)

    07/30/2012 12:35:22 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7/30/2012 | Hollie McKay
    Produced by Oscar-winning producer Gerald Molen and directed by conservative journalist Dinesh D’Souza, the controversial documentary “2016: Obama’s America” takes audiences on a journey into President Obama’s roots, painting a disturbing portrait of what it says are his plans for America if elected for a second term. The film has yet to open wide in the U.S., but it has already caused a box office splash in Texas. The documentary opened in a single theater in July in the Lone Star State, grossing almost $32,000 in its opening weekend, with moviegoers waiting as much as 90 minutes to meet the...
  • The White House blunders again over the Churchill bust (White House lied)

    07/29/2012 3:48:11 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    telegraph ^ | Last updated: July 29th, 2012 | Nile Gardiner
    As Telegraph readers will recall, one of the earliest actions of the Obama presidency when it came to office in 2009 was to return a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to the British Embassy, an extraordinary move considering the huge admiration for the wartime leader on both sides of the Atlantic. Tim Shipman, The Sunday Telegraph’s Washington correspondent at the time (now Deputy Political Editor at The Daily Mail), was the first to break the story: A bust of the former prime minister once voted the greatest Briton in history, which was loaned to George W Bush from the Government's...
  • White House Busted!!

    07/28/2012 1:51:01 PM PDT · by yoe · 46 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | July 28, 2012 | Keith Koffler
    The White House incorrectly claimed that a bust of Winston Churchill was not removed from the White House when President Obama moved in, insisting with emphatic certainty that it had simply been moved to the residence but then retracting the assertion. In a “Fact Check” post added to the White House website Friday, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer scornfully dismissed as “100% false” the “rumor” that Obama had removed the Churchill bust that had presided over the George W. Bush Oval Office and shipped it back to the British. Turns out Pfeiffer’s was the false statement. Picture [snip] Pfeiffer...
  • The Inside Story: Why a Ron Paul Disciple Left His Ranks

    David Bahnsen of Newport Beach, California is a Senior Vice President of Morgan Stanley, and also serves on the Board of Advisers of the California Recovery Project with Dr. Arthur Laffer. Bahnsen has abandoned his earlier support of the Ron Paul crusade, and now describes himself as an "economically literate Republican." He is the author of "The Undiscerning and Dangerous Appreciation of Ron Paul." Bahnsen says "It is the ironic that Ron Paul's alleged praiseworthiness comes from his devotion to the Constitution, when in fact, he has emphatically rejected it." Bahnsen has many family and business connections with libertarians. His...
  • Winston Churchill's Choice Words for Obama's "Gay Pride Month"

    06/13/2012 12:19:45 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    American Vision ^ | June 13, 2012 | Nathaniel Darnell
    This month the U.S. federal government has officially endorsed America’s fourth “Gay Pride Month” in the last dozen years. President Bill Clinton originally declared June “Gay Pride Month” in June of 2000, and President Barack Obama has continued that tradition ever since June 2009.[1] These declarations foreshadowed his announcement shortly before Mother’s Day last month which made him the first President in the history of the United States to executively communicate moral and political support for changing the historical, common law, statutory and biblical definition of marriage to sanction the ability of two men or two women to marry. But...
  • The Awful Parallel

    03/11/2012 12:16:12 AM PST · by U-238 · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3/11/2012 | Mark Walker
    Winston Churchill wrote a memoir about World War 2 , the personalities, circumstances and events leading to the outbreak of the war. His review of these events in "The Gathering Storm" begins after the end of World War 1 and the Treaty of Versailles, under which the Allies and the League of Nations forced draconian war debt reparations on Germany. The post-war naivety of the victorious Allies with respect to their place in the world and their responsibility to maintain the peace, as history shows, resulted in a downward spiral of denial and political pandering, both domestically and on foreign...
  • Don’t blame the Depression on the gold standard – but don’t expect it back either

    02/29/2012 6:20:32 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 45 replies
    City A.M. ^ | Feb. 28, 2012 | George Selgin
    TWO of America’s Republican candidates – Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul – have dared to toy with the idea of bringing back the gold standard. Their remarks have in turn triggered a fusillade of indignant replies, from pundits and professional economists alike, the general theme of which is that no one fit to be America’s Commander-in-Chief can possibly have a good word to say about gold. Of all the reasons usually given for condemning the gold standard, perhaps the most common is the claim that it was to blame for the Great Depression. What responsible politician, gold’s critics ask rhetorically,...
  • Operation Unthinkable (Churchills Plan for War with the Soviet Union)

    11/16/2001 1:23:50 PM PST · by tonycavanagh · 49 replies · 6,732+ views
    Within days of the defeat of Germany in World War II, Winston Churchill ordered his war cabinet to draw up contingency plans for an offensive against Stalin that would lead to ``the elimination of Russia'', according to top secret British documents. The resulting battle plan included the use of up to 100,000 German troops to back up half a million British and American soldiers attacking through northern Germany. It assumed that Stalin would invade Turkey, Greece, Norway and the oilfields of Iraq and Iran in retaliation and launch extensive sabotage operations in France and the Low Countries. A 29-page report, ...
  • Conservative Pundit Sniffs Play Pile-on-Newt

    12/13/2011 7:22:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies · 1+ views
    GrasstopsUSA.com ^ | Decemberv 13, 2011 | Don Feder
    H.L. Mencken called his colleagues of the fourth estate “a gang of peck sniffs.” Some conservative commentators have become pundit sniffs, turning up their elitist noses at whoever the frontrunner for the Republican nomination happens to be. You’d think we didn’t have other pressing business – like saving the Republic from the mega-Marxist in the White House. Now, it’s former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s turn for an colonoscopy. Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan, a CINO (conservative in name only), frets that Gingrich is “a trouble magnet, a starter of fights that need not be fought.” (It’s called...
  • Palin: Gingrich won the debate

    10/19/2011 5:04:43 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 2011-10-19 | Ashley Killough
    While candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry battled it out in the CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate, Sarah Palin said she thought Newt Gingrich took home the winner's belt. "Everybody could learn from Newt Gingrich and the way - his calm, cool, collected manner," Palin said Tuesday in an interview on Fox News. "He's kind of seen it all before in this political game, if you will." Palin said the former House Speaker, often described as the most professor-like among the pool of candidates, would "clobber Barack Obama in any debate, any forum that had to do with substance."
  • WINSTON’S WARNING FOR OBAMA

    10/08/2011 7:58:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Powerline ^ | October 7,2011 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    ’ve spent a perfectly delightful Friday working on a writing project that has required me to nose around a lot of old material on Franklin Roosevelt, and at some point it was inevitable that I would re-read for the hundredth time Winston Churchill’s fine essay on FDR in Great Contemporaries. Churchill was an admirer of FDR’s (meeting FDR was like taking your first sip of champagne, Churchill wrote), and generally a fan of the New Deal. There’s one passage, though, that seems freshly salient in the time of Obama and Occupy Wall Street: A second danger to President Roosevelt’s valiant...
  • Bill-Mania: Chris Matthews Puts Clinton Above Churchill While Hyping Special

    02/23/2011 11:21:10 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 8 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | February 22, 2011 | David Forsmark
    The only reason anybody even knows who Chris Matthews is today, is that his show, Hardball, became appointment viewing during the Clinton/Lewinski scandal. Matthews was interesting because he was a voice from the Left who was willing to speak the truth and pierce the spin and dissembling of the Clintonistas. How times have changed. Now, with a “Special Hardball Documetary: Bill Clinton, President of the Wolrd” (no, I’m not kidding) Matthews atones for his previous attempt at independent thinking. Eager to erase his non-orthodox past (which even earned him a stint guest hosting for Rush Limbaugh) Matthews gushes that the...
  • Video: NPR's Mara Liasson Compares Pelosi To Winston Churchill

    11/08/2010 12:48:17 PM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 37 replies
    Mara Liasson, the national political correspondent for National Public Radio, appeared on Fox News Sunday and compared Nancy Pelosi to Winston Churchill. She said, “Nancy Pelosi did two things for which she will go down in history; she was an incredibly effective Majority Leader- and speaker- when there was an opposition president, she helped make a majority, and when she was in the majority she was the hammer that got through President Obama’s agenda and sent it to the Senate. However, that is a completely different role from what she wants to do now for which, I think, she’s kind...
  • Winston Churchill's 'Few' speech marks Battle of Britain's 70th anniversary

    08/21/2010 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Stoat · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 20, 2010
    Under a slate grey sky, the words of Winston Churchill rang defiantly around Westminster: 'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.' It may be 70 years old, but the resounding call to arms during the Battle of Britain still stiffened the sinew bringing pride and not a few tears yesterday. Churchill's famous address was delivered by actor Robert Hardy at 3.52pm  -  exactly the time they were originally spoken in Parliament by the wartime Prime Minister on August 20, 1940.   Former fighter pilots, Churchill's daughter Lady Soames and...
  • Churchill’s Cigar Gets Airbrushed Out of History

    06/16/2010 12:26:41 PM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 36 replies · 710+ views
    Eyeblast TV ^ | 6/16/2010 | Stephen Gutowski
    Its been said that life often imitates art. However, I never imagined that the satirical airbrushing campaign undertaken by the rabid anti-smoking lobby at the end of “Thank You For Smoking” would ever actually be replicated in real life. Apparently, as the Daily Mail reports, I was wrong (h/t Adam S Baldwin): It seems the man who steered Britain through the most dangerous period of its recent history may have fallen victim to the modern curse of political correctness. (pictures within link)
  • Newt 2012?

    05/22/2010 1:36:37 AM PDT · by neverdem · 88 replies · 1,528+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2010 | J. Robert Smith
    He was a brilliant but flawed man. He spent most of his political career as a bomb-thrower in the lower House. He was despised by his party's establishment. After a debacle, he fell into disfavor with the public. He was discounted as a politician and stayed so for many years. Then came a crisis, which he had warned was coming and which the nation's leadership bungled grossly. He became his nation's leader not because he was loved, but because he was right and had the pluck to carry the fight.  He was Winston Churchill.  Churchill's time came. Could Newt Gingrich's...
  • UK: Half of young people do not recognise Winston Churchill... & will be 'forgotten' in 80 yrs

    05/13/2010 3:57:39 PM PDT · by Stoat · 28 replies · 637+ views
    (edit) As part of the survey, carried out to mark this week's 70th anniversary of Churchill taking over as prime minister, more than 1,136 people were asked to identify three prominent 20th century PMs including Churchill, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair. One in five (19 per cent) adults failed to name Churchill, with the figure rising to 32 per cent of 25 to 34-year-olds and 44 per cent of those aged 16 to 24. Following the pattern, researchers projected the rough date when the leaders would no longer be recognised, with Churchill's demise predicted in 80 years' time.They said the...
  • LIVE THREAD: Sarah Palin at McCain Rally NOW ("Send the maverick back to the United States Senate!")

    03/26/2010 12:50:51 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 349 replies · 6,575+ views
    John McCain 2010 ^ | 2010-03-26 | Sarah Palin
    "...my deep respect and admiration for the McCains..." "Send the maverick back to the United States Senate!" "He is a man of the people!" http://www.johnmccain.com/live
  • Churchill 'Scrapped' Plan to Kill Mussolini

    03/12/2010 1:28:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 619+ views
    Britain's wartime flying chief Arthur "Bomber" Harris chalked out a "brilliant" plan to assassinate Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini during World War II, but the then PM Winston Churchill rejected it, de-classified documents have revealed. According to the documents, Harris, the then head of Royal Air Force bomber command, wanted to use the famous Dam Busters to assassinate Mussolini and sought Churchill 's permission to plan the precision strike in 1943. In fact, the British flying chief wanted the crack 617 Squadron to swoop low over Rome and bomb Mussolini's office and home simultaneously in an attempt to kill "Il...
  • A Most Uncomfortable Parallel: What Clement Attlee Can Teach The Right About Barack Obama.

    01/24/2010 1:19:33 PM PST · by x · 24 replies · 1,542+ views
    National Review | Jan 12, 2010 | Andrew Stuttaford
    LET'S just agree that if you are looking for someone with whom to compare Barack Obama, the mid-20th-century British prime minister Clement Attlee does not come immediately to mind. Some might opt for FDR, some the Messiah, others the Antichrist or, harsher still, Jimmy Carter. Attlee? Not so much. To start with, there's the whole charisma thing. Attlee was the Labour leader who humiliated Winston Churchill in Britain's 1945 election, but that victory (one of the most sweeping in British history) was more dramatic than the victor. No Obama, the new prime minister was shy, understated, and physically unprepossessing. Balding,...
  • Winston Churchill's cigar for sale

    01/17/2010 5:39:25 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 474+ views
    upi. ^ | Jan. 17
    A half-smoked cigar British Prime Minister Winston Churchill put down before a Cabinet meeting in 1941 is up for auction. Andrew Bullock, from the auction firm Keys in Aylsham in Norfolk, England, said he expects the 4-inch cigar butt to go for about 300 pounds (almost $500), the Daily Mail reported. The auction is scheduled at Keys on Jan. 29. Churchill smoked the cigar at one of the most difficult times in World War II for Britain. British troops were bogged down in North Africa, the Wehrmacht was at the gates of Leningrad in Russia and the United States had...
  • Britain's special relationship 'just a myth'

    11/29/2006 10:32:28 PM PST · by fragrant abuse · 62 replies · 1,367+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 30/11/2006 | Toby Harnden
    Britain's special relationship 'just a myth' Toby Harnden in Washington A senior American official has spoken of "the myth of the special relationship" between the United States and Britain, arguing that Tony Blair got "nothing, no payback" for supporting President George W Bush in Iraq. Kendall Myers, a leading State Department adviser, suggested that Mr Blair should have been ditched by Labour but the party had lacked the "courage or audacity" to remove him. David Cameron, the Conservative leader, was "shrewd, astute" to have distanced himself from America. In candid comments that will embarrass Mr Bush and Mr Blair, the...