6 years ago, on the 65th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, I wrote: No sitting Japanese prime minister has ever been to Pearl Harbor; and no sitting American president has ever been to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Will President Obama be the first? 6 years later, we have our answer…. Read more »
Posts Categorized: Ronald Reagan
“Don’t be afraid to see what you see.”–Ronald Reagan You hear the ludicrous claim; “Trump is just like Reagan!” Really? Did Reagan also promise he would get a personality transplant any day now and start acting like a real leader for a change? No; the one who is like Reagan is the man who stands up for the Constitution… Read more »
The single most destructive bombing of WWII wasn’t Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but the firebombing raids of Dresden in February of 1945, with upwards of 135,000 men, women, and children slain. In wars between nations, the deaths of civilians is historically all-too common; and the norm, not the exception. Yet it’s the horrors of the dropping… Read more »
Who created ISIS? Was it Jeb Bush’s brother? (Shout out to Rob Lowe- Thank you!). Can it be traced back to CIA overthrow in 1953 of Mossadeq? Jimmy Carter’s lack of leadership support for the Shah in 1979? Is it due to our support of the Saudi royals and other secular Muslim dictators? Or our… Read more »
Like the tan suit….like the feet up on the Resolute Desk… The following is the latest “faux pas” outrage in the conservative blogosphere: It isn’t the first time that conservatives have been offended by President Obama’s salute…or lack thereof: Snopes: This image of President Obama talking on a cell phone and simultaneously saluting the military… Read more »
I just finished reading An American Life, the autobiography of Ronald Reagan. The book was given to me by my oldest daughter, and I enjoyed it very much.
What do Ronald Reagan’s autobiography and FDR have in common? After reading this, see if you agree with me.
At the end of page 66 and on page 67 of the (hardcover) book, Ronald Reagan is remembering FDR’s 1932 presidential campaign. Reagan says, “With his alphabet soup of federal agencies, FDR in many ways set in motion the forces that later sought to create big government and bring a form of veiled socialism to America.
In all seriousness I find it hard to believe anyone watches Chris Matthews anymore.
Check him out here from tonight’s show in which he distorts the facts to “find his Reagan mojo” (quoting Michael Steele from the same segment). It’s quite amusing to watch as these liberal Democrats now….NOW….try to become Reaganites. Give me a break:
As we mark Memorial Day this year, let us reflect on why we set aside one day to show our gratitude to the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much to preserve our freedoms and the American way of life. United States soldiers have gone into battle in each and every corner of the world to meet the call and pay the price for freedom. Every since our great country was founded, we have enjoyed a unique place in the world. For our country is markedly different in that we are, as Ronald Reagan in his first Inaugural Address in 1981 said, “….a nation that has a government-not the other way around. And this makes us special among the nations of the Earth.”
Abraham Lincoln is attributed with the following:
“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”
Clearly he had Democrats in mind.
One hundred years ago today, one of the greatest of men, greatest of Americans, and our greatest President was born. There will be many tributes today, including this one during the Superbowl, but in my opinion, not enough. Ronald Reagan deserves all the accolades, all the attention, because he was one those rare breeds.