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  • Rumsfeld Remarks at Churchill Dinner(PATH TO VICTORY: Refashioning Institutions for 21st Century)

    11/23/2007 12:19:36 PM PST · by Stoat · 7 replies · 453+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | November 21, 2007 | Donald Rumsfeld
    Rumsfeld Remarks at Churchill Dinner PATH TO VICTORY Refashioning Institutions for the 21st Century Remarks by Donald H. Rumsfeld at the Claremont Institute's 20th Annual Dinner in Honor of Sir Winston Churchill, November 17, 2007.This past year has certainly provided ample entertainment for those interested in politics. The activities of Congress and the unexpected blessing of an extra year of presidential campaigning fill our newspapers, televisions, and blogs. The problem is that this entertainment tends to focus on the petty and the personal, and seems to avoid a serious discussion of the emerging challenges our country and the next...
  • Schools told to dump Churchill and Hitler from history lessons (UK)

    07/13/2007 4:25:16 PM PDT · by Inquisitive1 · 70 replies · 1,910+ views
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 13th July 2007 | LAURA CLARK
  • Churchill dropped from England's history syllabus (" pandering to a P.C. agenda")

    07/12/2007 11:42:03 PM PDT · by Stoat · 135 replies · 5,616+ views
    Churchill dropped from England's history syllabus Posted 9 hours 19 minutes ago Updated 4 hours 38 minutes ago Just not cricket ... the exclusion of Winston Churchill is likely to leave traditionalists aghast. (File photo) (Reuters: Toby Melville) Britain's World War II prime minister Winston Churchill has been cut from a list of key historical figures recommended for teaching in English secondary schools, a government agency says.The radical overhaul of the school curriculum for 11- to 14-year-olds is designed to bring secondary education up to date and allow teachers more flexibility in the subjects they teach, the Government said.But...
  • Fight on in Iraq, Churchill's grandson urges

    05/13/2007 11:45:37 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 4 replies · 543+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | May 13, 2007 | Charles Enman
    The grandson of Sir Winston Churchill will tell an Ottawa audience tonight that a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq would be disastrous for the Middle East and for western nations. That grandson, also named Winston Churchill, will deliver his address, titled "Democracy and Freedom Under Threat," at the annual forum of Kollel of Ottawa, a centre for advanced Torah study. "If the Americans admit failure and withdraw soon from Iraq, I see the writing on the wall," Mr. Churchill told the Citizen in a phone call from Britain. "Our friends and allies in the region, as well as nations throughout the...
  • Does anyone here want to survive?

    01/17/2007 11:56:49 AM PST · by JZelle · 91 replies · 2,701+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1-16-07 | Wes Pruden
    The rap on George W. Bush is that he can't make a rousing speech like Winston Churchill, and indeed he can't. But who can? Not Hillary, not "the husband of," not John McCain or Rudy Giuliani, or even Barack Obama, worthies all. Churchill marshaled the language and sent it off to World War II. He was sui generis, one of a kind, an orator who played rhetoric like Babe Ruth hit home runs and Brooks Robinson played third base. But Churchill, the electrifier of frightened audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, had an advantage that neither George W. nor...
  • 2006: The Year of Retreat

    12/27/2006 7:22:13 AM PST · by UltraConservative · 8 replies · 708+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 27, 2006 | Ben Shapiro
    On July 14, 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Britain addressed the nation on BBC Radio. The last month had seen the complete collapse of French and British resistance to German aggression on the continent of Europe. The French Army had been decisively defeated, and the Allied armies had been evacuated back to Britain from the coastline at Dunkirk. On June 14, the Nazis had marched into Paris. In the aftermath of the string of devastating defeats that had isolated Britain and left Europe prostrate before Hitler, Churchill spoke. "Should the invader come to Britain, there will be no placid...
  • Talk The Walk (David Warren To The Appeasers: Fight Back Or Get Blown Up Alert)

    12/11/2006 11:10:00 PM PST · by goldstategop · 3 replies · 715+ views
    David ^ | 12/09/2006 | David Warren
    I was rewriting history, while walking along some cold lakeshore the other day. My thought was: if Churchill had only come to power in 1937, Chamberlain would have been installed to replace him in 1940. Had Churchill been in power, and refused to sign Munich, he would have been blamed for the outbreak of war. I can just hear the prattle in an English pub, circa 1950. "He pushed Hitler to it! Had it not been for Churchill, Hitler would have been satisfied with the Sudetenland, and England would never have had to surrender. Everything was Churchill's fault!" Today, everything...
  • The Jihad: We All In This Together (Don Feder Calls For Non-Muslim Unity In Face Of Jihad Alert)

    12/08/2006 7:27:26 AM PST · by goldstategop · 30 replies · 1,133+ views ^ | 12/08/2006 | Don Feder
    You have a problem. It’s a problem shared by Jews in Hebron, Serbs in Kosovo, Hindus in the Kashmir, Catholics in Lebanon, and Americans walking the streets of New York. Consider the inter-connectedness of the following incidents, all of which took place in the past few months: In Indonesia, three Christian schoolgirls were beheaded. In Iraq, a Syrian Orthodox priest was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered. In Somalia, a nun was shot to death as she left the hospital where she worked, tending the sick and dying. In Lebanon, just days ago, a cabinet minister was assassinated. In Britain, authorities uncovered...
  • How Churchill's nurse cared for him (and the pet budgie) in his final years

    11/09/2006 1:12:43 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies · 811+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/9/06 | Stephanie Condron
    A notebook kept by Sir Winston Churchill's nurse has revealed a regimented routine in his final years which included her looking after his pet budgerigar. Muriel Thomson looked after Sir Winston as he neared death and, in addition to making sure he had his cigars and whisky to hand, was expected to put the bird 'to bed'. The former prime minister was an animal lover and it seems that, towards the end of his life, his budgie was seldom far from his side, even accompanying him to dinner. "Whisky and soda, specs, cards; bird to be brought into dining room...
  • Churchill warns of Islamic threat, recounts grandfather’s legacy

    09/28/2006 11:34:38 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 6 replies · 545+ views
    BPNews (Baptist Press) ^ | Sep 27 2006 | Tim Ellsworth
    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--Radical Islam poses to Western civilization a threat similar to that of the Nazis and the Soviets, Winston Churchill said Sept. 26 at Union University. Churchill -– author, journalist, former Member of Parliament and grandson of the former British prime minister -– spoke before about 1,800 people at Union’s 10th annual Scholarship Banquet to raise funds for students scholarships. “Together we have overcome far more powerful enemies than those that assail us today,” Churchill said. “I have every confidence that, in confronting this new challenge, America and Britain -– together with our allies -– can prevail and shall...
  • Who said? "How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!"

    09/22/2006 8:17:36 AM PDT · by harpu · 24 replies · 1,914+ views
    link not available | circa 1899 | Paul Enlow via eMail
    WINSTON CHURCHILL IN A SPEECH IN 1899! -- 107 years ago: "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 in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every...
  • Islamic Fundamentalism according to Winston S. Churchill III(Grandson of Winston Churchill)

    08/27/2006 7:04:55 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 46 replies · 1,392+ views
    Vcrisis ^ | 22 Aug 2006 | Vcrisis
    Editor's note: Seldom I disregard the editorial policy of dealing exclusively with issues of my country. The recent escalation of violence in the Middle East against Israel however merits our attention for the issue goes far beyond a dispute between the Islamofundamentalists of Hezbollah and Israel; it isn't about Israel's future and safety anymore, rather a 'holy war' between deranged people and freedom; between terror and the values and liberties the civilised and rational inhabitants of this world hold dear. Someone sent the following speech -originally published March 03, 2006, which I have decided to post for it couldn't have...
  • Stupidity about WW III: Here's Your Sign

    07/17/2006 3:45:17 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 83 replies · 4,496+ views
    Special to Free Republic ^ | 17 July 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Bill Engvale is a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. For years he’s been doing a routine about stupid things that people say. Each example ends with the tag line, “Here’s your sign.” That means a big sign with STUPID written on it. Although geopolitics are not Bill’s metier, he offers a way to cut through the twaddle about the beginning of WW III. Let’s start with Howard Dean. (Remember him? He was in all the papers.) Dean cropped up today giving a fire-breathing speech to the faithful (and forlorn), screaming that we wouldn’t have these problems in the...
  • Churchill 101

    07/14/2006 5:22:52 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 4 replies · 257+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 12, 2006 | Malcolm Kline
    Thanks to the manner in which the Ivory Tower makes poster children of its most problematic professors and the zeal with which college administrators excise “dead white guys” from their curricula, Winston Churchill is probably not as well known on many American college campuses as Ward Churchill. Indeed, I found foundations, scholarships, institutes, centers and even high schools named after Great Britain’s most famous prime minister but few classes on his life and work. About the only college course on Winston Churchill that I could find on a quick Google search was one at Hillsdale. Perhaps some of the great...
  • Churchill's half-smoked cigar sold at auction

    07/12/2006 12:36:14 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 618+ views
    AFP ^ | 07/12/06
    A half-smoked cigar enjoyed by Sir Winston Churchill, Britain's war-time prime minister, was sold at auction for 365 pounds (670 dollars, 527 euros). Churchill had been puffing on the cigar when he arrived for a meeting in Blackpool, north-west England, on October 14, 1950, when he was leader of the Conservative Party in opposition, auctioneers Outhwaite and Litherland said. Upon being told he would not be able to smoke in the ballroom where he was due to give a speech, the politician stubbed out the cigar and handed it to a special constable standing next to him. The policeman kept...
  • Fulton in Moscow

    05/18/2006 11:35:53 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 136+ views ^ | 5/18/2006 | Robert T. McLean
    The recent anniversaries of the Allied victory in Europe and Winston Churchill's famous "Iron Curtain" speech provided the kindling for the fire set by Vice President Dick Cheney's criticisms of Russia during his visit earlier this month to the former Soviet Union. Russian president Vladimir Putin responded in kind by attacking the United States in his May 10 state of the nation speech. ... Two influential pieces appeared this spring in Russia focusing specifically on Churchill's address at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and the current state of relations between Washington and Moscow. In March, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov...
  • 'Winston Churchill' stuck in straitjacket (New statue)

    03/12/2006 5:53:43 PM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 1,100+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/12/06 | WorldNetDaily
      Statue of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in straitjacket (photo: Eastern Daily Press) Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, recently voted the "Greatest Briton" ever, is being remembered this month in England with a statue of him in a straitjacket. "It's not only insulting, it's pathetic," Churchill's grandson Nicholas Soames, a member of Parliament, told the Sun newspaper. "It is grossly offensive to Sir Winston and his millions of admirers." The statue of Churchill in a straitjacket in the town of Norwich is the product of Rethink, a mental-health charity looking to draw attention to the stigma surrounding...
  • Great Britain: Fury at Churchill statue (Former PM and beloved hero is in a straightjacket)

    03/11/2006 12:30:59 PM PST · by Stoat · 44 replies · 1,266+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | March 11, 2006 | JOHN TROUP
    Fury at Churchill statue Storm ... statue has provoked fury     By JOHN TROUP THE family of war hero Winston Churchill yesterday slammed a statue of him in a STRAITJACKET. MP Nicholas Soames — his grandson — said: “It’s not only insulting, it’s pathetic.” Churchill is known to have suffered periods of depression which he called his “black dog”. And the charity Rethink put the lifesize statue on display in Norwich yesterday to symbolise how the mentally ill are stigmatised by society. But Mr Soames said: “This is probably a good cause in search of publicity and they have...
  • March 5, 1946 Churchill's Sinews of Peace - Iron Curtain Speech

    03/05/2006 11:52:40 AM PST · by bd476 · 24 replies · 2,745+ views
    In one of the most famous orations of the Cold War period, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill condemns the Soviet Union's policies in Europe and declares, "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent." Churchill's speech is considered one of the opening volleys announcing the beginning of the Cold War. Churchill, who had been defeated for re-election as prime minister in 1945, was invited to Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri where he gave this speech. President Harry S. Truman joined Churchill on the platform and listened intently to his...
  • Churchill speech a lesson for the present

    03/05/2006 1:30:21 PM PST · by bd476 · 7 replies · 583+ views
    BBC News UK ^ | 5 March 2006 | William Horsley
    Churchill's speech defined the world order for the next 40 years In his "Iron Curtain" speech, delivered exactly 60 years ago, Winston Churchill brilliantly defined an era. The speech may also have lessons for the present. It was a heroic but troubled time. The world was in turmoil after the most terrible conflict in human history. On 5 March 1946 Churchill was no longer the UK's prime minister but he still enjoyed a giant reputation around the world. So US President Harry Truman himself travelled 1,000 miles to Fulton, Missouri, to hear Churchill give a speech after receiving an...