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NONE DARE CALL IT TREASON by A. Barton Hinkle at reason.com
“Few might remember it now, but there was a time when certain members of George W. Bush’s administration were denounced as traitors. Virginia’s current governor, Terry McAuliffe, was among the denouncers.
Back then—in 2004—McAuliffe headed up the Democratic National Committee. In an Oct. 15 interview on CNN, McAuliffe said Bush adviser Karl Rove had just spent “two and a half hours before a federal grand jury today answering questions about who in the White House committed treason by outing a CIA operative.”
McAuliffe was referring to a scandal known as Plamegate. The backstory is complicated, but it boils down to this: During the run-up to the Iraq War, a fellow named Joseph Wilson wrote an op-ed in The New York Times undermining a key administration claim about Iraq’s quest for weapons of mass destruction. This made the administration most unhappy. Not long afterward, someone told columnist Robert Novak and a few other members of the media that Wilson was married to one Valerie Plame, a CIA employee.
Plame was supposed to be undercover; her role as a CIA operative was classified. True, she was working in Washington at the time, but you still don’t blab about these things. Outrage ensued, and suspicions coalesced around the theory that someone high up in the Bush administration had outed Plame to undermine Wilson’s story. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, an adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, became the chief suspect.
To say this intrigue consumed Washington would be putting it mildly. A special counsel was appointed. Reporters went to jail for not revealing sources. The thing dragged on for years. The news coverage alone bordered on obsessive, for obvious reasons. “Villainous War-Mongering President Violates Sacred Tenets of National Security to Slime Truth-Telling Critic of War” must have been auto-saved on a thousand newsroom computers for easy repetition.
“Today would have been Abraham Lincoln’s 207th birthday. He was born February 12, 1809, in Kentucky.
Though Lincoln came from humble beginnings, the self-taught lawyer eventually became the 16th president of the United States in 1861. His legacy of preserving the union lives on today.
Here are five facts about Honest Abe in honor of his birthday:
1. The Illinois state slogan may be “Land of Lincoln,” but the former president did not move to the state until he was 21-years-old. Lincoln was born in Kentucky, moved to Indiana when he was 7-years-old and later moved to Illinois with his family. He resided there until he became president in 1861, according to the Illinois State Museum.
2. You can thank Lincoln for Thanksgiving as we know it. Sure, the Pilgrims are credited with starting the tradition of Thanksgiving in America. But declaring Thanksgiving Day a formal holiday on the fourth Thursday in November required a pair of presidents— two of the most famous, in fact— Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was Lincoln who issued an 1863 proclamation calling on Americans to “set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanks giving,” partly to celebrate victories in the then-raging Civil War……”
please read on: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/02/12/abraham-lincoln-happy-birthday-kentucky-illinois-indiana/80280914/
I am a Patriot Radio fan of Dennis Prager. I discovered Dennis via a long-time fellow conservative friend of the finest human quality around the second week of October, 2004.
This friend is a successful, talented easel artist who recognizes beauty when he sees it.
Radio Dennis was working up a sweat discussing the endless failures and con-artistry of a certain JFK liar and plotter pretending to be White House America worthy that autumn. This ugly, deceitful star of con-artistry is a major minor figure in the deceitful Barack Hussein Obama presidency. I was raised by cliches… “Handsome is as handsome does” was one of more than a hundred used in my presence by real adults to clarify better the distance between good and bad.
From his very first sentence of his radio description of this traitorous JFK of Vietnam criminal fame, our Dennis tried diligently according to his high standards of radio delivery, to begin kind and respectful…..but there was no place from which our Dennis could start.
I am a druggie driven by that state of ecstasy which is unleashed, when I see or hear classic exquisite beauty. It is a male thing. exploding the emotions of this human releasing his love for beauty especially beauty for the ear to hear and the eye to glory of our Earth both Nature’s and those settings classically man-made.
For the one in ten million folks, who are similarly entranced and emotionally driven by noises of spectacular melody hitting the brain, soul, and body….nearly all of whom are men, think Franz Liszt of over a century ago. Then think Dennis Prager reaching for something pleasant to say about this JFK creep, John F. Kerry, trying to be fair and balanced at the beginning of his assessment of this JFK creep, John F. Kerry, seeking desperately for something good or at least neutral to say….such as his marriage to an exceeding wealthy gal who inherited the Heinz fortune. Now, think of Franz Liszt’s composition. “Les Preludes”…..only about twelve minutes long….try the internet if you have forgotten this masterpiece of climax performance.
While listening, think Dennis trying to keep his gentleman cool, but is failing, dramatically failing as his memory of JFK evil clogs his soul and tongue until he reaches volcanic heights of human language to purify himself forever more of any thought of this JFK existence.
He began describing Senator Kerry as an empty suit beginning with the britches moving skyward to the Senator’s vacant head. Once the full body was etched a mind….Dennis lost Dennis and told the truth of this JFK reality.
I have been a Dennis Prager fan ever since….even in these times of his dislike, much of it unfair, for Donald Trump, the candidate I am very, very enthusiastic about to replace the foreigner Mr. Obama.
At age 81, I still work for a living…..I have to in order to fight my debts, and I am lucky to love what I do, working physically, mentally, and artistically our doors where when there, I feel, think, and dream closer to my JudeoChristian God. Man, the inventor, the defender, the discoverer, the builder, used to be an outdoor animal.
I am not a fan of Michael Medved, a radio preacher of similar politics and background as our Dennis. Both blaspheme against our American Donald. Both are indoor people of talk who use the outdoors to go thither and hither to do more talking.
To be sure our Donald is also an indoor man. However, his business, especially his mind takes him outdoors, a world upon which he succeeds or fails. He has experienced both.
Misters Medved and Prager fault our Donald for being weak on foreign policy issues as if Senator lawyers and Governor lawyers have something special up their sleeves about foreign policy beyond their linguistic sleeze required to get good press and retire well paid at age 92 and a half. What have Republicans done the past ten years in foreign policy good for America?
Donald has dared to say….”We need to protect our borders”….. “We need to keep Islamic enemies our of our country!” “We need to rebuild our nation’s economy and stop sending our wealth and jobs to Mexico, China, and elsewhere!”
“We have to make America GREAT again!”…..and his opponents ‘slaughter’ for his outdoor language.
Dennis did Dennis’ best to smear him in tune before the New Hampshire primary. I heard every fifteen minutes of the rant. Compared to Prager good, his rant was like two ugly unPrager-like pimples on the Prager body.
No one’s perfect.
Our Donald is NOT an attorney by law, a member of the most dishonest club of human animals ever created by mankind to maneuver law and bribe to favor or against a client or clients, the goal to avoid or confound TRUTH. Donald’s world is business, a money man’s world, a live or die world, his world uniting the plans of the indoors with building an outdoor world. DENNIS, MR. MEDVED, and the entire Republican establishment are SILENT about the countless advantages possessed by our Donald UNIQUE TO HIM, and not the monotones of bureaucratic hacks competing for the American presidency.
They are indoor beings.
Our Donald has built an EMPIRE. Who among the remaining Republican six can compete?
Both Dennis and the Medveds deny, ignore the Donald’s abilities, gifts, making that empire…. his talents, the art of business, the risks, the failures and misfortunes, the successes, allying themselves instead with all the other millions upon millions of gossips in politics who know nothing about life beyond their desks and conferences and whatever else clutters, complicates, destroys honesty, creates wealth and invention, rather than negotiating plots to remain in office and power for life, to increase their incomes, their popularity, their egos….their Hillarys and Obamas.
Those most foul of the Dennis and Michael world smear our Donald regarding the lawfulness of Eminent Domain…..a vital issue among those folks who deal in Donald’s building world. Who else among the Republican or Democrat armies of bureaucrats worry about Eminent Domain except for DEVIOUS ATTORNEY’S whose profit and ego are married to success whether from one side or the other.
“No foreign policy plan for the country”, droned Medved. “Trump has never had to be responsible for…..”, well you fit in any finishing clause that has to do with political intrigue. “Trump’s a dictator”….yet, if Dennis and Medved, any fair-minded conservatives had buttered up the Trump, even to the point of being fair to him, they might mention instead…”Trump is a born leader!”
Even though Mr. Trump crosses many political roads, his critics especially on the LEFT, emphasize his followers are whites from the lowest levels of American life….because, remember, we work outdoors.
NAME ONE PERSON IN THE REMAINING SIX REPUBLICANS WHO CAN HONESTLY MAKE THAT “BORN LEADER’ CLAIM! If any mouth expresses a name other than Donald Trump, please let us know what he or she has achieved!!
Establishment people prefer establishment underling clones like themselves.
Feminists and other Obama liars will offer Hillary. Why, beyond mouth display, has she ever accomplished beside being a wife, a victim one at that, of William Jefferson Clinton?
I work weekdays in the off winter months. I don’t have a chance to listen to my hero Dennis every day. He had many wonderful compliments describing Marco Rubio this morning. Later he interviewed Gary Kasparov, a true, gutsy hero of today’s world. Who else would have discovered Gary, much less, introduce him to the American people?
Michael Medved, although a good conservative who means well I’m sure, interviews primarily himself…..which gets stale after a half hour or so. What he claims often becomes speedily forgotten.
P.S. If you prefer a five minute piece of classical music as background to Dennis’s October, 2004 soul scene of his battle between Truth and untruthful courtesy describing the devious John F. Kerry, check out Jan Sibelius’ Valse Triste below:
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THE FORGOTTEN MIRACLE ON ICE…. by Paul Mirengoff at PowerLine
“Twenty years before the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the Russians and won the Gold Medal at the Lake Placid Olympics, our 1960 Olympic hockey accomplished the same feat. As in 1980, the win against the heavily favored Russians occurred in the semifinals. The 1960 team came from 2-1 down to win 3-2 on goals by 145-pound Billy Christian (a relative of John’s oldest daughter’s husband, I think). It then came from behind to defeat Czechoslovakia 9-4 for the gold medal…..” please read on:
(Glenn’s notes) Back in the 1950s I did the rankings of the Minnesota state high school hockey teams for the St. Paul Sunday Pioneer Press for about a decade. The state’s high school hockey end of the year tournament began the winter of 1945. In those day’s Eveleth and Thief River Falls were usually the most powerful teams in the state.
Johnson high school of St. Paul won the state hockey tournament title in 1947, 1955, and 1963 as my aging memory tells me….the first non-iron range school and Thief River Falls winners to do so.
Jack McCartan was the star goalie of the 1960 Olympics. He played at the University of Minnesota during his college career. Before that he was a star goalie at John Marshall High School in St. Paul. There were ten public high schools in St. Paul in those days. Marshall High School was a habitual loser in hockey from the beginning to the end of its high school existence. The hockey team did become a threat in the St. Paul public high school league during the years McCartan played in the nets. They rarely won, but every opponent had to shoot fifty or more shots per game at McCartan to win usually by a score 1-0 or 2-0.
However, the best of any adult male hockey game ever played on Earth, occurred on February 20, 1980 with the American upset of the heavily favored Soviet professional hockey team. Team U.S.A. won 4-3 and eventually the Olympic Title. Herb Brooks, the team’s head coach had played his high school hockey at St. Paul’s Johnson, which won the Minnesota State championship in 1955.
He was picked to play in the World Olympics in 1960, but at the very last moment he was dumped from the roster. Star Harvard player, Bill O’Leary (and also a star at the Olympics that year), groused about not having his own brother, an inferior player, play in the games with him. Coach Jack Riley made the switch at the last moment.
I knew people in the know those days of the 1980 Olympic games, that the unGodly driven Olympic Hockey Coach Herbert Brooks never forgot that crime. Those people in the know, swore without fail, that no coach could ever have become so driven to make a team also so driven, to make his own dream come true, whether the players liked it or not, to win a major championship….that 1980 Olympic Hockey Championship.
The game is available to watch on the internet. The game however, was not televised for Minnesota viewers, so my family and I had to listened to it on radio in pain of tension from beginning to end.
Besides Minnesotan, Herb Brooks being head coach of that team…..twelve out of twenty players on that 1980 Olympic roster were hockey Minnesota bred. I personally knew the dad of offensive star that Olympic year, Mark Johnson. He was a top hockey coach at a Minneapolis Roosevelt High School for years before becoming head coach at the University of Wisconsin at Madison where his son played.
The Soviets cheated in nearly everything Soviet in those days. I had a major in Russian Language. My MA degree in Soviet Studies was taught where speaking and writing Russian was required.
A week before the Olympics that year, three weeks before that Soviet defeat, the USSR Olympic team had routed Herbie Brooks’ amateur-semi pro Olympic team, 10-3…and it could have been worse. The game was played to help the US Olympic team pay for the team’s trip to Lake Placid, New York, the site of the Winter Olympics.