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  • Sean Lennon can’t ‘imagine’ why Portland protesters toppled Lincoln statue

    10/14/2020 8:48:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 14, 2020 | 11:15pm | Tamar Lapin
    Sean Lennon just can’t imagine why protesters would try to take Abraham Lincoln down. The son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono got on Twitter Monday to ask his 307,000 followers: “Can someone explain why it appears a Lincoln statue was toppled in Portland? Asking for a friend.” The 45-year-old musician was responding to Sunday night’s protests in the Oregon city — billed as an “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage” — over the Christopher Columbus holiday, in which a crowd toppled statues of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Lennon then appeared to mock the protesters by sarcastically suggesting that...
  • Trump blasts Antifa after Portland rioters topple Lincoln, Roosevelt statues

    10/12/2020 11:01:19 AM PDT · by bitt · 28 replies
    nypost ^ | 10/12/2020 | Mark Moore
    President Trump called on federal law enforcement to target the “Radical Left” and Antifa after rioters in Portland on Sunday evening toppled statues of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt during “day of rage” protests over the Christopher Columbus holiday. “The FBI and Law Enforcement must focus their energy on ANTIFA and the Radical Left, those who have spent the summer trying to burn down poorly run Democrat Cities throughout the USA!,” the president wrote in a string of tweets Monday after the “indigenous peoples day of rage,” organized by a faction of Antifa. “Taking advantage of fools. Law &...
  • Portland protesters topple statues of Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln in ‘Day of Rage’; police declare riot

    10/12/2020 12:16:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 10/11 | Shane Dixon Kavanagh
    A group of protesters toppled statues of former presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln in Portland’s South Park Block late Sunday before moving into other areas of downtown, smashing windows and engaging in other acts of destruction. Police declared the event a riot and ordered people in the area to disperse but did not directly intervene until nearly an hour after the first statue fell. The crowd scattered when police cruisers flooded the area, and officers appeared to make several arrests. Protest organizers had promoted the event on social media as an “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage.” Monday is the...
  • 60 Minutes goes inside the Lincoln Project

    10/11/2020 4:04:00 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 73 replies
    CBSNews ^ | 10/9/2020
    60 Minutes goes inside the Lincoln Project CBSNews 2 days ago CBS News logo 60 Minutes goes inside the Lincoln Project A group of longtime Republican political operatives trying to unseat the president say they are willing to forgo a future in Republican politics to oust a leader they believe has driven the party of Lincoln into the ground. Lesley Stahl reports on the anti-Trump Super PAC the "Lincoln Project," whose lifelong Republican founders include former John McCain strategists Steve Schmidt and John Weaver, on the next edition of 60 Minutes, Sunday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET and 7...
  • Kamala Harris’ facial expressions during vice presidential debate go viral

    10/08/2020 3:12:24 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 95 replies
    New York Post via Youtibe ^ | 10/8/2020 | Staff
    Sen. Kamala Harris let her face — eye rolls, smirking, scoffs and all — do all the talking during the vice presidential debate Wednesday night, but some experts believe it could cost her with voters. Pollster Frank Luntz said Vice President Mike Pence was the clear winner of the 90-minute debate, which the Democratic vice presidential nominee forgot to bring her poker face to. “You can’t give Mike credit for winning the debate. You have to give Kamala responsibility for losing it,” Luntz said Thursday on CNBC. “Because of the tone, because of the demeanor … the smirking and the...
  • Liz Cheney retweets Michael Beschloss showing “Lincoln honor(ing) fallen soldiers” at Gettysburg. Another Liz Cheney hit on Trump?

    09/08/2020 8:42:08 PM PDT · by rintintin · 37 replies
    Michael Beschloss retweeted by Liz Cheney ^ | Sep 3 2020 | Michael Beschloss retweeted by Liz Cheney
    Liz Cheney Retweeted Michael Beschloss @BeschlossDC President Lincoln honors fallen soldiers at Gettysburg, 1863: https://mobile.twitter.com/BeschlossDC/status/1301649385634308096
  • The War on America

    09/02/2020 2:39:18 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 5 replies
    The American Mind ^ | 09/02/20 | Kevin Portteus
    In what has since become known as his first “major” speech, Abraham Lincoln famously warned the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois in 1838 about the dangers of “mob rule.” As reprehensible as are the immediate consequences of mob rule, however, Lincoln’s larger strategy in the speech is to use our revulsion at the actions of the mob to draw our attention to the long-term dangers of what he calls “the mobocratic spirit.” These dangers move in two directions. In the first place, “the lawless in spirit, are encouraged to become lawless in practice; and having been used to no...
  • Mail-in ballots were part of a plot to deny Lincoln reelection in 1864

    08/24/2020 3:28:51 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. EDT | Dustin Waters
    Together, the men had shipped crates of fraudulent votes back to New York. But their scheme was over. Wood reported the operation to authorities. Ferry’s office was searched, and on the morning of Oct. 27, 1864 — less than two weeks before the election — he and Donahue stood trial before a military commission.
  • Fauci tells Matthew McConaughey he backs 'universal wearing of masks'

    08/14/2020 3:37:04 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, on Thursday told actor Matthew McConaughey in an Instagram interview that he thinks the U.S. "should have universal wearing of masks," echoing the call from presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden for a nationwide mask mandate.
  • Last Witness to President Abraham Lincoln Assassination (video from TV's 'I've Got A Secret', aired Feb. 8, 1956)

    08/07/2020 5:03:55 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/10/2016 | HistoryFlicks4u
    Mr. Samuel J. Seymour, the last living eyewitness to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. was the mystery guest on the February 8, 1956 episode of the I've Got a Secret game show. Mr. Seymour (March 28, 1860 – April 12, 1956) was actually 95 years of age at the time of this appearance instead of 96. Host: Garry Moore. Panelists from left to right: Bill Cullen, Jayne Meadows, Henry Morgan, Lucile Ball.
  • Race Politics: LBJ's BIG SWITCH from INTIMIDATION to ENTITLEMENT to control minority voters

    08/02/2020 3:42:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 28, 2020 | Bill Federer
    In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney was appointed by the first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson. Taney wrote in his Dred Scott decision that slaves were "so far inferior ... that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit." Abraham Lincoln rejected this. He did not believe in "stare decisis" - that he had to honor the precedent of the Dred Scott decision, stating June 28, 1857: "We think the Dred Scott decision is...
  • Blue State Blues: Trump, Lincoln, and the Election of 1864

    07/11/2020 12:33:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Nervous supporters of President Donald Trump have been reminding themselves that the presidential election looked as tough at this point of the 2016 as it does today. An even better parallel might be the election of 1864, when President Abraham Lincoln looked almost certain to lose his reelection bid to presumptive Democratic challenger George McClellan, whom he had recently fired as general-in-chief of Union forces. The fate of the country hung in the balance.
  • Anti-Slavery Party formed (Republican Party, which also stood for natural one man-one woman marriage)

    07/07/2020 11:23:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 7, 2020 | Bill Federer
    Calls to ban statues, flags and images of groups that were involved in slavery would have to include the Democrat Party's Donkey and Islam's Crescent, as both of these institutions were involved in the enslavement of Africans. Beginning in colonial times, approximately 350,000 African slaves were brought to America. This number grew to nearly 4 million slaves prior to the Civil War. Slaves were purchased at sharia Muslim slave markets. Sharia Islam defended the right to own slaves, as its founder, Mohammed, owned slaves. Beginning in 622 AD, the next 1,400 years saw an estimated 180 million Africans enslaved in...
  • Walking Lincoln's Road

    07/05/2020 4:28:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | J.R. Dunn
    On this weekend, in the midst of an attempted revolution of halfwits, when the visage of Lincoln has once again been thrust before our eyes, I’m reminded of a bit of history I came across several years ago. In the 1930s, as part of the Depression-era WPA programs meant to lessen the burden of unemployment among the educated, a government oral history program was initiated. Elderly people who had lived through or witnessed historical events were interviewed about what they had seen, in order to flesh out the official records with new points of view. In the South, this meant...
  • At Mt. Rushmore, Trump Scoops the Democrats

    07/05/2020 1:17:22 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 12 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | 4 July 2020 | Editorial Team
    With a rousing Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore, President Trump certainly laid down the principles on which he will now go to the hustings. His choice of a setting put him before the famed monument to four presidents — each of which is a target of the movement that has been seeking to besmirch or destroy statues of our national leaders. Mr. Trump left no doubt in respect of which side he is on. Snip . . .
  • Boston Arts Commission votes to remove statue of Lincoln with freed slave

    06/30/2020 11:24:47 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 01 2020 | Vincent Barone
    The Boston Arts Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove a public monument depicting President Abraham Lincoln standing before a freed slave. The Emancipation Memorial in Park Square — a replica of the original standing in Washington, D.C. — will be taken down with an art conservator “to document, recommend how the bronze statue is removed, supervise its removal and placement into temporary storage,” the motion reads. “As we continue our work to make Boston a more equitable and just city, it’s important that we look at the stories being told by the public art in all our neighborhoods,” Boston...
  • University of Wisconsin students call for removal of Abraham Lincoln statue on Madison campus

    06/30/2020 1:40:26 PM PDT · by Borges · 74 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/30/2020 | KELLY MEYERHOFER
    Some University of Wisconsin-Madison students of color want the university to remove one of its most iconic landmarks, a statue of Abraham Lincoln, because of what they see as the former president’s anti-indigenous and anti-Black history despite Lincoln’s legacy of ending slavery in the U.S. Two student organizations, the Black Student Union and the Student Inclusion Coalition, pushed for the statue’s removal in early June, days after George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody and protests erupted nationally over racial injustice.
  • “I have made it my mission to protect that statue”: Woman defends Emancipation monument to protesters

    06/27/2020 1:44:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 27, 2020 | Allahpundit
    The statue was supposed to come down last night. It did not, but reading through this thorough Examiner write-up of the gathering and what preceded it, you get the sense that it’s a matter of time before a serious attempt is made. The organizer of the tear-it-down group is Harvard student (of course) Glenn Foster, who leads a group called Freedom Neighborhood. According to the Examiner, the group’s advance planning for bringing down the monument went as far to involve “human shields” while the act was done. (“[W]e need white people to be willing to put their bodies between the...
  • Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Iconoclast Frenzy

    06/27/2020 6:27:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 27, 2020 | John Steinreich
    Prior to the Charlottesville debacle regarding a Confederate general’s statue in summer 2017, I had been researching for some time on the life of Frederick Douglass. Before the uproar over the Robert E. Lee’s likeness in a public park in Old Dominion, I had taken up Douglass scholarship to learn about America’s slave past, the Civil War, and its aftermath, because so much in our current civic discussion has been affected by the historical reality of slavery. I was interested in developing a theatrical work about Douglass’ life, which I believed would entertain the audience, while elevating public discourse about...
  • Hundreds of protesters rally against statue of Lincoln in DC after Trump signed Executive Order to 'protect American monuments' and called for 10-year sentences for those who tear them down

    06/27/2020 3:50:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 27, 2020 | Ariel Zilber, Ryan Fahey, and James Gordon
    Protesters held a rally on Friday evening in Washington D.C. as they continued to call for the removal of a statue of President Abraham Lincoln and a freed black man. The statue, which is located in Lincoln Park, is known as the Emancipation Memorial or Freedman's Memorial and depicts an African-American man in a loincloth who is seen kneeling at the president's feet. The depiction is seen as offensive with critics calling it 'paternalistic' which have led to calls for its removal.