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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on November 30, 2015, 5:30 AM / in History

A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen. Winston Churchill

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Some Birthdays for Today September 20th

Some Birthdays for Today September 20th

on September 20, 2015, 5:30 AM / in History

Phillip Phillips turns 24 – He won the eleventh season of American Idol, and was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for The World from the Side of the Moon. Sophia Loren turns 80 – Lovely Italian actress who won an Oscar and an Academy Award for her role in the 1962 film, Two Women and later starred in Courage and […]

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Federal Reserve PAYS NO TAXES!

on May 29, 2015, 5:30 AM / in History

According to Wikipedia, the Federal Reserve System (also known as the Federal Reserve, and informally as the Fed) is the central banking system of the United States. It was created on December 23, 1913, with the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act, largely in response to a series of financial panics, particularly a severe panic in 1907. Over time, the […]

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The Great Generation of Hollywood Heros

The Great Generation of Hollywood Heros

on April 25, 2015, 5:30 AM / in History, People

Special thanks to Basil for recommending the site and info… In contrast to the ideals, opinions and feelings of today’s “Hollywood” the real actors of our past loved their country, the United States.  They exhibited characteristics of class and integrity.  With the advent of World War II, many of our actors enlisted in the military to fight rather than stand and rant […]

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When We Lost the Winnable War

When We Lost the Winnable War

on April 19, 2015, 6:22 AM / in History, Opinion

Editor’s Note: Not only could we have won in Vietnam, but we should have. And with little to no American bloodshed. Forty years ago this April, our nation lost the Vietnam War – a war that America could easily have won, and should have.  South Vietnam had been invaded by North Vietnam, although the conflict was portrayed by communist apologists […]

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The First Patriots’ Day

The First Patriots’ Day

on April 18, 2015, 6:48 AM / in History, National News, Opinion

The Roots of the First American Revolution “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!” –Samuel Adams (1776) On April 19th, we honor the anniversary of Patriots’ Day and the […]

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‘The Nation’ of Tyranny Lovers

‘The Nation’ of Tyranny Lovers

on March 15, 2015, 5:30 AM / in History, National News, News, Opinion

In 1951, Chinese and North Korean forces had captured a charred Seoul, the atom bomb spies were sentenced to death and Clement Greenberg was the leading art critic in America. As The Nation’s art editor, Greenberg had helped put American art on the map. And as the war with Nazi Germany gave way to the war with the Soviet Union, […]

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Why I Stopped Wearing Green On St Patricks Day

Why I Stopped Wearing Green On St Patricks Day

on March 15, 2015, 5:30 AM / in History, National News, News

A few years ago, I was informed by a co-worker about more than the usual superficial nature of St. Patrick’s Day. I encourage you to do a little research on your own, if you feel led; it isn’t of particularly earth shattering importance, but interesting to know, nevertheless. (There are many things more important, like defeating Obamacare, etc.) This won’t […]

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This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—February 20

on February 20, 2015, 5:30 AM / in History

By  Ed Whelan 1980—Justices Brennan, Marshall, Blackmun, and Stevens dissent from Justice White’s majority opinion in Committee for Public Education v. Regan, which rules constitutionally permissible a New York statute authorizing the use of public funds to reimburse private schools (both religious and secular) for performing various testing and reporting services mandated by state law. The dissenters would have permitted a […]

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Debunking the myth of Kitty Genovese

Debunking the myth of Kitty Genovese

on February 19, 2015, 5:30 AM / in History, National News, News

We are not all monsters……….. By Larry Getlen / The New York Post At 3:15 on the morning of March 13, 1964, a 28-year-old bar manager named Kitty Genovese drove her red Fiat into the parking lot of the LIRR station by her Kew Gardens home. As she walked home — she was only about “a hundred paces away” from the […]

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Holidays February 16th

Holidays February 16th

on February 16, 2015, 5:30 AM / in History

Christian Feast Day: Abda of Edessa Elias and companions Juliana of Nicomedia (Catholic Church) Onesimus Charles Todd Quintard (Episcopal Church (USA)) February 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Kim Jong-il’s Birthday (North Korea) Restoration of Lithuania’s Statehood Day, celebrate the independence of Lithuania from Russia and Germany in 1918 (Lithuania)

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Why I loved Ann Margret Smith!

Why I loved Ann Margret Smith!

on January 25, 2015, 8:50 AM / in History, People

Special Thanks to Basil for reminding us of this story! Richard, (my husband), never really talked a lot about his time in Viet Nam other than he had been shot by a sniper. However, he had a rather grainy, 8 x 10 black & white photo he had taken at a USO show of Ann Margaret with Bob Hope in […]

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Cabinet officials going rogue: A brief history

Cabinet officials going rogue: A brief history

on January 10, 2015, 6:00 AM / in History

And you thought Bob Gates was mad By Bill Scher Washington is predictably hyperventilating about the swipes against the Obama White House delivered by his former secretary of defense in a new memoir, but the fact that a cabinet official had differences of opinion with a president is hardly a shocking development. Pick any history book about a presidential administration, […]

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The Most Important Lesson of 2014

The Most Important Lesson of 2014

on December 31, 2014, 4:30 PM / in History, News, Opinion

“History by apprising [citizens] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its […]

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Wave Elections: What They Mean

Wave Elections: What They Mean

on December 15, 2014, 9:34 AM / in History

Larry P. Arnn President, Hillsdale College LARRY P. ARNN is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from Arkansas State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in government from the Claremont Graduate School. From 1977 to 1980, he also studied at the London School of Economics and at Worcester College, Oxford University, where he served as director […]

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November 3rd in History

November 3rd in History

on November 3, 2014, 6:00 AM / in History

November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 58 days remaining until the end of the year. There are 50 shopping days till Christmas. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Acepsimas of Hnaita and companions (Greek Orthodox Church) Hubertus Malachy O’ More Martin de Porres Rupert Mayer Winefride November 3 (Eastern […]

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A Question of Identity

A Question of Identity

on October 29, 2014, 5:30 AM / in History, National News, News, Opinion

Since September, when APHIS announced the final version of their regulation affecting dog breeders, there has been much discussion about what to do, who it affects, and what it will mean for breeders in the future. I don’t think it’s stretching things too much to say that this rule is a turning point for dog breeders. It calls upon us […]

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Birthdays Today

on October 17, 2014, 5:30 AM / in History

RITA HAYWORTH (1918-1987) Glamorous actress with Astaire in You Were Never Lovelier. Was born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987. She was an American dancer and film actress who achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era’s top stars. Appearing first as Rita Cansino, she agreed to change her name to Rita Hayworth and her […]

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This Day in History September 17th

This Day in History September 17th

on September 17, 2014, 6:00 AM / in History

In 1942 – Cary Grant Legally Changed Name From Archibald Alexander Leach To Cary Grant.

One of the most successful actors of the 20th century, Cary Grant started life as Archibald Leach in Bristol, England, making his way out of a sad childhood to American vaudeville, eventually becoming one of Hollywood’s favorite leading men of all time. Born January 18, 1904 – Died November 29, 1986

Famous Quote “Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.”

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September 16th in History

September 16th in History

on September 16, 2014, 5:30 AM / in History

September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 106 days remaining until the end of the year. In 307,  Emperor Severus II is captured and imprisoned at Tres Tabernae. He is later executed (or forced to commit suicide) after Galerius unsuccessfully invades Italy. In 1400,  Owain Glyndŵr is declared […]

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