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  • All Your Thoughts Are Belong To Us…

    10/11/2018 5:35:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-11-18 | MOTUS
    From The Huffington Post’s twitter feed – a portal that directs straight to hell. It’s too bad that “what justice means” in the the world they want to live in is more informed by Marx, Nazi Germany and Orwell’s 1984 than by the U.S. Constitution.So YOU sit down and shut up while they go about shaping the world they want you to live in, dictated by THEIR idea of justice – which apparently now includes being guilty until proven innocent. And it will not include any images (or words) that are contrary to their view of the world. The...
  • Piers Morgan slams professor calling Winston Churchill a racist (tr)

    10/09/2018 1:38:25 PM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/09/2018 | Alexander Robertson
    A professor has claimed that Sir Winston Churchill was a 'clear racist' in a heated debate in which Piers Morgan asked him: 'Why do you live in a country that you loathe?' Kehinde Andrews clashed with Good Morning Britain presenter Piers as he claimed that Britain was 'built on racism' and that 'everyone involved in it probably has a really racist past'. The academic, a professor of black studies at Birmingham City University, also compared Britain's war-time Prime Minister to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler for his treatment of Indians when the country endured a famine in 1943. Mr Andrews's views...
  • Stop Apologizing for Our History

    10/09/2018 6:56:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/2018 | Ben Shapiro
    Today’s ill-informed critics of Churchill would be speaking German if he had not led the fight against Hitler. This week, former astronaut Scott Kelly got himself into hot water with the political Left. How? In an attempt to lament the Republican celebration over the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Kelly tweeted, “One of the greatest leaders of modern times, Winston Churchill said, ‘in victory, magnanimity.’ I guess those days are over.”This tweet was a problem. Not because it was too conciliatory toward Republicans. Because it quoted Winston Churchill.Indeed, Kelly soon apologized to his left-leaning fan base,...
  • Astronaut Scott Kelly Apologizes For Quoting Winston Churchill

    10/09/2018 12:57:45 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2018
    Former NASA astronaut and Navy veteran Scott Kelly apologized Sunday after facing backlash for a tweet praising Winston Churchill. “One of the greatest leaders of modern times, Sir Winston Churchill said, ‘in victory, magnanimity.’ I guess those days are over,” Mr. Kelly, a veteran of four space flights, tweeted to his 5.76 million followers Sunday afternoon. Seven hours later, Mr. Kelly apologized for the quote, saying he would work on educating himself on Churchill’s purported misdeeds. "Did not mean to offend by quoting Churchill. My apologies. I will go and educate myself further on his atrocities, racist views which I...
  • Astronaut Scott Kelly apologizes for praising Winston Churchill. What For?

    10/08/2018 8:58:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/08/2018 | Rick Moran
    Scott Kelly is a NASA astronaut.  That says a lot about him right there.  To be selected as an astronaut, you must be the best of the best – smart, fearless, and psychologically sound. So why does Kelly sound like an idiot here? Washington Examiner: Scott Kelly, a retired American astronaut with multiple space flights under his belt, apologized Sunday after quoting Winston Churchill and calling the 20th century British prime minister "one of the greatest leaders of modern times." "Did not mean to offend by quoting Churchill.  My apologies.  I will go and educate myself further on his atrocities, racist views which I...
  • Astronaut Scott Kelly apologizes after quoting, praising Winston Churchill

    10/07/2018 7:00:17 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 172 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 7, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Scott Kelly, a retired American astronaut with multiple space flights under his belt, apologized Sunday after quoting Winston Churchill and calling the 20th century British prime minister "one of the greatest leaders of modern times." "Did not mean to offend by quoting Churchill. My apologies. I will go and educate myself further on his atrocities, racist views which I do not support. My point was we need to come together as one nation. We are all Americans. That should transcend partisan politics," Kelly wrote on Twitter in the evening.
  • Texas governor mocked for posting quote attributed to Winston Churchill (Mind your memes)

    08/07/2018 8:22:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/07/18 | Justin Wise
    Some journalists on Tuesday fact-checked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) after he posted a tweet that cites a fake quote from former United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill. "Some insights are timeless," Abbott tweeted, referencing a picture that quotes Churchill saying, "The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists." There is no proof that Churchill ever made such a comment. Responding to the quote, The Atlantic's David Frum joked that a phrase often used by President Trump could also be attributed to the nation's first president: "In the deathless words of George Washington, 'Collusion is not a crime.'" "'The...
  • Many Russians No Longer Hold Stalin Liable for WWII Deaths

    06/26/2018 8:14:14 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 60 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | June 2018
    The Kremlin has in recent years advanced a narrative that Russia must not be ashamed of its Soviet past. President Vladimir Putin has used his nearly two decades in power to talk up achievements during World War II as a rallying cry to unite the nation. In recent years, there have been efforts in Russia to transform Stalin’s image from that of a bloody dictator to a ‘great personality.’ A poll by the independent Levada Center found only 9 percent of Russians blamed Stalin’s leadership for the war casualties, according to a survey published Wednesday. That is a a rapidly...
  • Britain deserves title of 'World’s Worst Genocide Perpetrator'

    06/22/2018 11:03:24 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 58 replies
    Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, April 19, 2018 On April 13, UK Ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow said that “the Russian state has a record in state-sponsored assassinations including in the UK.” It is not the first Russophobic statement made by a UK official...but it’s not the main point... Maybe the UK Ambassador does not know his own country’s history, role and involvement in processes that took place in other countries over the past centuries... Let’s start with modern history...Britain was one of the most ruthless metropolises in terms of the repressive actions it took in its...
  • CHURCHILL was a WAR CRIMINAL - BBC historian David Olusoga in astonishing attack

    03/30/2018 6:11:49 AM PDT · by granada · 46 replies
    the Express UK ^ | March 20, 2018 | CIARAN MCGRATH
    David Olusoga has claimed Winston Churchill was a war criminal. And David Olusoga, who co-presents the BBC’s new Civilisations series, said those who criticised tributes to various historical figures should not be derided as “snowflakes”. Mr Olusoga made his sensational claims during a speech to the Oxfordshire Literary Festival. Suggesting that "almost all historical figures did good and bad", Mr Olusoga said academics were entering a period of ‘history wars’ in which accepted versions of Britain’s past are being challenged. He explained: “So while I’m personally glad that Churchill overcame Halifax in early 1940 and it was Churchill who faced...
  • March 5 is the anniversary of Winston Churchill's 1946 Iron Curtain speech

    03/05/2018 4:43:53 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 13 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 03/04/2018 | Harpygoddess
    March 5th is the anniversary of Winston Churchill's epoch-making "iron curtain" speech in 1946, at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri - the most famous acknowledgement of the existence of a "Cold War" between Russia and the West, which put an end to the alliance that defeated the Nazis in World War II. The Cold War, which would often became quite hot in places like Korea and Vietnam - and damn near led to a nuclear exchange during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 - continued for 45 years until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. "From Stettin in...
  • Drama Series: "Winston Churchill, The Wilderness Years"

    02/15/2018 8:22:31 AM PST · by EliRoom8 · 18 replies
    Here's a wonderful series on Churchill which fans of Winston will appreciate. It covers his efforts to awake the British public in the twenties.
  • On this date in 1945

    02/11/2018 12:44:35 PM PST · by Bull Snipe · 63 replies
    The Yalta Conference wrapped up. American President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Churchill and Soviet leader Stalin came to agreement on several important issues regarding the outcome of the War. The leaders agreed that the unconditional surrender of German would be the way the war ended. Germany and Berlin would be divided into four occupation zones after the war ended. There would be international trials of German war criminals. In addition the Soviets agreed to declare war on Japan within three months after the war in Europe ended. They would join the UN. The Soviets would also retain possession of that...
  • Revealed: Labour activist, 24, who took part in storming of Churchill-inspired 'Blighty cafe' [tr]

    01/29/2018 5:57:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 29, 2018 | Xantha Leatham and Abe Hawken
    The Labour activist who led anti-Winston Churchill chants at a cafe dedicated to the wartime prime minister is a 24-year-old student and devout Jeremy Corbyn supporter. Halimo Hussein is a politics student at the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London and stormed the Blighty UK cafe with eight other activists on Saturday.
  • With DARKEST HOUR in cinemas, what if Churchill faced the same level of health scrutiny as Trump

    01/19/2018 8:08:33 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 58 replies
    Dail Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Richard Littlejohn
    Whatever you think about Donald Trump, his main achievement has been to utterly discombobulate his enemies, especially the mainstream media in America. If sometimes we think that the BBC dresses a little too far to the Left, try watching the Washington press pack in full flow. They believe it is their constitutional duty to destroy the democratically elected President by any means possible. He's been accused of racism, sexism and colluding with the Russians to steal the presidential election, which bizarrely they also claim he never wanted to win in the first place. Go figure. Like our own die-hard Remainers,...
  • Must See Churchill(DARKEST HOUR movie)

    01/19/2018 6:48:05 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 35 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 16, 2018 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    I plan to see it a third time. The other day I went to see DARKEST HOUR, the movie about Winston Churchill’s heroics in the spring of 1940 in steeling the British upper classes to resist Hitler and to relieve Dunkirk by sending off a civilian armada to rescue the British army from the Nazis. The hour was very dark indeed. Aware as you might be of my aversion to movies, allow me to astound you further. This was not the first time I went to see Darkest Hour. It was the second time! I might see it again. The...
  • Dear President Trump: Churchill would have been a climate leader

    01/16/2018 11:08:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | January 16, 2018 | By Sir Nicholas Soames
    There could be no starker illustration of the profound differences that exist between Washington and London -- despite alignment on many other issues -- than comments this week by our two leaders on climate change and the environment. For President Trump, the Paris Agreement is a bad deal that will close US businesses -- perhaps even has closed some already. Meanwhile, in London last week, Prime Minister Theresa May was launching the UK's 25-year Plan for Nature. Its flagship pledge is to "leave the environment in a better state than we found it". The evidence is entirely against the world...
  • The Towns in Wales Where Churchill Was Loathed

    01/14/2018 11:51:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 13 JAN 2018 | David Williamson
    Many in Tonypandy and Llanelli saw Churchill as someone who would use troops against workersTourists line up each day in Whitehall to enter Winston Churchill’s subterranean war rooms and Gary Oldman is a favourite to win an Oscar for his portrayal of the Prime Minister in The Darkest Hour. The Conservative leader was voted the “greatest Briton” of all time in a television poll in 2002 in which he was championed by Mo Mowlam, perhaps the most enduringly popular Labour figure of modern times. Wholehearted admiration for Churchill unites the UK – but not, perhaps, in Wales. Stories of his...
  • Just saw "Darkest Hour"

    01/09/2018 11:18:14 PM PST · by iowamark · 78 replies
    Please pardon the vanity. I just saw Darkest Hour. It was really excellent and moving. Both history and drama. Some lines and scenes are obviously fictionalized. The scene with Churchill riding the subway is silly, but I understand the need for dramatic license. It is about the last three weeks of May 1940. Churchill becomes Prime Minister, even though Chamberlain, Halifax, and King George dislike him. Hitler invades France, which becomes a rout. Halifax insists on peace negotiations with Hitler. Churchill wavers, but decides to fight on. It is impossible to say what might have happened if Britain had made...
  • Darkest Hour

    01/07/2018 7:01:09 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 47 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 6 Jan 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Churchill is an abidingly popular role with big-time actors once the receding hairline and expanding girth of middle-age set in. Sometimes the player is too evidently suited to the part - one thinks of Robert Hardy on telly in the Eighties - and the jowly gravitas gets clanked around as if Winnie wandered Chartwell and Westminster in never-was-so-much-owed mode 24/7. On the literal face of it, the man who brought both Sid Vicious and Commissioner Gordon to the silver screen is one of the least obvious cinematic Winstons ever, and he wears his lavish prosthetics with a very light touch....