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Activist Post: Obama Compares Himself to Lincoln, but Snubs 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

November 16, 2013 1 comment

Obama Compares Himself to Lincoln, but Snubs 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

 

Melissa Melton

 

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For some reason, President Barack Obama has been compared to President Lincoln over and over…and over. You’ve seen reporters compare President Obama to Lincoln too many times. NBC News correspondent Kevin Tibbles even said it was not a coincidence that the release of the Steven Spielberg movie Lincoln came the same week Barack Obama was re-elected (although Breitbart’s Warner Todd Huston responded with,

 

“But to compare Lincoln’s turbulent times to Obama’s is the most idiotic, partisan blather that can be imagined.”)

 

 

 

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Jesse Ventura Goes After Chris Kyle’s Widow so He Can Run for President… “Jesse Ventura, former wrestler, former action star, and former governor of Minnesota, is suing the widow of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle for defamation surrounding an account of a bar fight in Kyle’s book.” ~ (See GyG: Reader Comment…)

June 5, 2013 8 comments
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English: Image of Gov Jesse Ventura (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jesse Ventura Goes After Chris Kyle’s Widow so He Can Run for President

Yahoo Voices ^ | June 5, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington

Posted on Wednesday, June 05, 2013 6:11:29 PM by Marcus

Jesse Ventura, former wrestler, former action star, and former governor of Minnesota, is suing the widow of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle for defamation surrounding an account of a bar fight in Kyle’s book.

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Kyle recounts how he and Ventura got into it when Ventura denigrated Navy SEALs who had fallen in action. Ventura claims the incident never happened and has been demanding satisfaction for some months now. Just because Kyle is dead does not mean Ventura is no longer in need of financial compensation. The book is still selling. It is to be made into a movie by Steven Spielberg. Kyle’s grieving widow must now pay.

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Steven Spielberg’s “Obama” – YouTube

April 29, 2013 1 comment
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English: Steven Spielberg at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Didn’t 9/11 Change Everything? Tom DiLorenzo speaks on why the answer is Nope.

March 13, 2013 Leave a comment

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Didn’t 9/11 Change Everything?

 

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Abraham Lincoln (“Want To Understand Lincoln? Read Tom DiLorenzo”) ~ by Walter E. Williams

February 20, 2013 2 comments

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln has been a box-office hit and nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrayed our 16th president. I haven’t seen the movie; therefore, this column is not about the movie but about a man deified by many.

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My colleague Thomas DiLorenzo, economics professor at Loyola University Maryland, exposed some of the Lincoln myth in his 2006 book, Lincoln Unmasked. Now comes Joseph Fallon, cultural intelligence analyst and former U.S. Army Intelligence Center instructor, with his new e-book, Lincoln Uncensored. Fallon’s book examines 10 volumes of collected writings and speeches of Lincoln’s, which include passages on slavery, secession, equality of blacks and emancipation. We don’t have to rely upon anyone’s interpretation. Just read his words to see what you make of them.

In an 1858 letter, Lincoln said, “I have declared a thousand times, and now repeat that, in my opinion neither the General Government, nor any other power outside of the slave states, can constitutionally or rightfully interfere with slaves or slavery where it already exists.” In a Springfield, Ill., speech, he explained, “My declarations upon this subject of negro slavery may be misrepresented, but can not be misunderstood.

I have said that I do not understand the Declaration (of Independence) to mean that all men were created equal in all respects.” Debating with Sen. Stephen Douglas, Lincoln said, “I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of … making voters or jurors of Negroes nor of qualifying them to hold office nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races, which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.”

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Abraham Lincoln, Stepfather of Our Country by John J. Dwyer

December 12, 2012 16 comments

Anyone who embarks on a study of Abraham Lincoln … must first come to terms with the Lincoln myth. The effort to penetrate the crust of legend that surrounds Lincoln … is both a formidable and intimidating task. Lincoln, it seems, requires special considerations that are denied to other figures.”

 

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– Robert W. Johannsen, Lincoln, the South, and Slavery

 

Indeed, it would not seem a safe time to critique the wisdom, motivations, and character of Abraham Lincoln. Steven Spielberg’s reverential motion picture epic Lincoln fills screens across America. The public increasingly accepts him as America’s greatest leader. Academics from the Left – and Right – compete to bestow the grandest laurels on the 16th president.

 

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Lincoln Re-Examined…

November 30, 2012 28 comments

Every schoolchild with enough smarts and curiosity to get beyond the latest video game of “Call of Duty” ought to go see “Lincoln,” the movie, and check out the references and his own attention span. It requires patience, but it shows through dramatic action how a self-taught rustic from the deep backwoods had the emotional and intellectual discipline to overcome poverty and grow up to be a president to rank among the greatest.

 

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This is not about the American Dream or a Horatio Alger story. (Does anybody remember him?) Nor is it mythmaking. It’s made of sterner stuff than that. Although there are 16,000 or so books about Lincoln, and a famous movie with Henry Fonda as the young Lincoln, there’s enough freshness in this late portrait to animate anyone eligible to watch a movie with the PG-13 rating.

 

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