Category Archives: History

Looks like the Dems have sent out the ‘compare turning away illegals at the border to the Holocaust’ memo

The Dems are hitting new lows on the border situation. Now, securing the border, enforcing the law and sending back those not going about entering the country legally is no better than turning away Jews seeking asylum during WWII.

I found three Democrats who have compared turning away “future Democrats” at the border to the Holocaust:

    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick

    Nutcase Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein

I’m sure there are, and will be, many more Dems using the comparison.

However, history will not be kind to them if they are aware of a mass slaughter going on somewhere in South America and they refuse to point out exactly where this “21st century holocaust” is taking place. But it’s not as if the Obama leg-humpers in the MSM are going to challenge them on it.

A history lesson courtesy of the Barack Obama Twitter account

A reminder from the historians at the @BarackObama Twitter account:

Is it common knowledge in all 57 states that the first moon landing was in 1963? And does Team Obama really want to lecture everybody else about equal pay?

Maybe the same people who wrote that got their education courtesy of the Chicago Public School system:

Revisionist history lesson of the day: Defeat of Nazi Germany was victory over capitalism or something

Yesterday I ran across this and have been laughing at it for nearly 24 hours.

From a self-described “left wing school teacher” from Australia:

Discuss.

Pearl Harbor — 72 years later

God bless the veterans of the Pearl Harbor attack and those who were killed on that day 72 years ago today, as well as all those whose subsequent sacrifices led America to ultimate victory.

Here are some tweets I ran across this morning about the attack and the anniversary:

The declaration of war:

Japan’s Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet Isoroku Yamamoto knew the attack was a mistake:

Search engine remembrances: Google vs. Bing.

Lastly, I’d be remiss if I didn’t include this that a lot of people are talking about…

SpaghettiOs remembered Pearl Harbor Day:

https://twitter.com/SpaghettiOs/statuses/409162874184298496

Dan Riehl’s been reminding anybody who’s been questioning that about Campbell’s long history of pro-American marketing themes. It it different? Sure. Offensive or dismissive in any way? I don’t think so. At least they remembered, and maybe that’ll get the attention of some kids who might otherwise not be talking about this in school.

How many companies either aren’t aware of the Pearl Harbor anniversary or won’t care enough to mention it at all?

Update: They deleted the tweet, but I didn’t think that was necessary (screen shots at the link above).

Bowie State students complain after cheap campus health plan dropped due to Obamacare regs

Many of the people interviewed here say they voted for Obama, so it’s hard to feel sorry for them, but at the same time it’s amazing to watch expectations in 2008 vs. realities in 2013:

Students at Bowie State University assailed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Thursday after administrators cancelled a low cost school-wide health care plan due to new regulations in the law.

Many students told Campus Reform that the now cancelled plans, which provided coverage for just $50 per semester, were the only insurance they could afford.

Unfortunately, we’re all getting what only the ones who voted for Obama (and Pelosi, and Reid, etc) deserved.

Even though they’re complaining about this, the next politician who comes along and promises to make their health care cheaper and make jobs more plentiful and higher paying will without a doubt earn their enthusiastic support. Some never seem to learn, which is part of the reason the country has such massive problems.

Happy Independence Day!

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The United States of America turns 236, and it all started with this:

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

In the Declaration, read the list of complaints against the King. This one sure sounds familiar:

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

I was just writing about this kind of thing yesterday.

Or this one:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

Obamacare
, anybody?

Not to be a downer on Independence Day, but this country needs a renewed focus on its founding principles so that the sacrifices made for its formation and subsequent security don’t end up being in vain.

The White House website is wishing everybody a happy Independence Day, which is refreshing considering they spend the other 364 days a year pushing dependence.

Now the positive part. In closing, God bless the United States Armed Services for being there to secure this great nation every step of the way during those 236 years. They’ve helped win and maintain freedom not only for America, but for many other countries as well.

The left is, as always, keeping it classy. Wasn’t the coronation of Obama supposed to bring about a newfound love of country among these idiots?

Inaccurate Independence Day Fun Fact: After everyone had signed the Declaration, John Hancock, the first to sign, looked at all the smaller signatures and said to the rest of the Continental Congress, “thanks for making me look like an arrogant ass!”

I hope you enjoyed my most disjointed 4th of July post ever. Later tonight I’ll be lighting off fireworks (seabirds be damned) and hopefully waking up Thursday with ten fingers intact.

Update: Good video from the Romney campaign, by way of The Right Scoop:

President Obama Makes History

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When I write that President Obama has “made history,” I’m not referring to this obvious historic first or even the that that Obama is the first president to ever to run up the debt over $5 trillion on his watch. Those things are indeed historic, but the history that’s being made here is in the very literal sense:

The Heritage Foundation’s Rory Cooper tweeted that Obama had casually dropped his own name into Ronald Reagan’s official biography on www.whitehouse.gov, claiming credit for taking up the mantle of Reagan’s tax reform advocacy with his “Buffett Rule” gimmick. My first thought was, he must be joking. But he wasn’t — it turns out Obama has added bullet points bragging about his own accomplishments to the biographical sketches of every single U.S. president since Calvin Coolidge (except, for some reason, Gerald Ford).

Check it out for yourself on the “learn more about each president” page at WhiteHouse.gov. Here’s one example from the Calvin Coolidge page:

On Feb. 22, 1924 Calvin Coolidge became the first president to make a public radio address to the American people. President Coolidge later helped create the Federal Radio Commission, which has now evolved to become the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). President Obama became the first president to hold virtual gatherings and town halls using Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, etc.

The Twitterverse finds this extremely mock-worthy, and rightly so.

In the Truman bio, the administration’s historians forgot to mention Obama’s role in the liberation of the Philippines during World War II, but I’m sure they’ll get around to it:

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Whoopi Goldberg: Communism is a Great Concept on Paper

Every once in a while it’s fun to see a clip from “The View” just to remind myself that, even though I may be of average intelligence, I can feel like the smartest guy in the world for a few fleeting minutes.

Elizabeth Hasselbeck is usually the only person on that panel with properly firing neurons, but that doesn’t mean the others can’t be as entertaining as blind squirrels in a nut shop. The other day the panel was discussing the demise of Kim Jong Il, and Whoopi Goldberg said that communism is not unlike Sister Act II — looks like a good idea on paper but is an absolute disaster when played out in the real world:

Anybody who can’t spot the fundamental flaw of communism even “on paper” will either end up oppressed under a communist regime or hosting The View in a country that so far has been smart enough not to implement what looks good to simps “on paper.”

I don’t get it… communism has ushered in many horrible human tragedies in history, and those events are now recorded “on paper.” After all this recorded history, communism doesn’t work “on paper” either… so why do vacuous dingbats keep insisting it does work “on paper”? Sheesh.

This is why the left is having so much trouble figuring out what’s happened with Obama. “On paper” he was going to be a great president — everybody was going to have a high paying job for little work, health care would be free, the rise of the oceans would slow and the world was entering a new age of peace and harmony. But in reality… they’ll never learn.

(h/t Newsbusters)

Wikileak: Obama Wanted to Visit Hiroshima in 2009 but Japan Discouraged It

In other words, it sounds like Obama wanted to include Hiroshima on his 2009 “World Apology Tour” but Japanese authorities didn’t feel it was appropriate.

Japan Times:

A senior official of Japan’s Foreign Ministry told the U.S. ambassador in Tokyo it would be premature for U.S. President Barack Obama to visit the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima during his November 2009 trip to Japan, according to a secret U.S. cable recently released by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks.

The cable indicates the Japanese government was then effectively discouraging Obama from visiting Hiroshima despite growing expectations over it following his call for a world free from nuclear weapons in a speech in Prague in April 2009.

The cable, dated Sept. 3, 2009, and sent to U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton, reported Japan’s then Vice Foreign Minister Mitoji Yabunaka telling Ambassador John Roos on Aug. 28 that antinuclear groups would speculate over whether the president would visit Hiroshima in light of his Prague speech on nuclear nonproliferation.

“He underscored, however, that both governments must temper the public’s expectations on such issues, as the idea of President Obama visiting Hiroshima to apologize for the atomic bombing during World War II is a ‘non-starter’,” said the cable.

It also quoted Yabunaka as saying, “While a simple visit to Hiroshima without fanfare is sufficiently symbolic to convey the right message, it is premature to include such program in the November visit.”

From my perspective, that last quote translates to “We don’t want Obama to visit Hiroshima because it’ll be all about him and include the usual pomp and circumstance that an audience with The One typically entails.”

It’s pretty bad that even the Japanese were like, “dude, think it through…”

The end of the US/Japan war saved upwards of a million American lives (the way it started cost thousands of American lives), and the thought of an American President wanting to apologize for it is maddening. Of course, Obama thinks globally, not locally.

(h/t Powerline and Weasel Zippers)

Eco-Kook Seeks Replacement Name for ‘Homo-Sapiens’

This guy needs a hobby:

For about 250 years, our species has been known as Homo sapiens, a scientific name in Latin that means “wise man.”

Given the havoc humans are wreaking on natural systems, putting ourselves and so many other living things in peril, we don’t deserve this name, contends Julian Cribb, an Australian science writer and book author. In a letter published in the Aug. 18 issue of the journal Nature, Cribb makes a proposal.

“Changing our species name might risk infringing some of the hallowed rules of nomenclature, but it would send an important signal about our present collective behavior,” he writes.

Cribb has no suggestion for a new name, “because I want humanity at large to discuss this issue — not just scientists,” he said in an email to LiveScience.com.

The needle on the loon-meter really flickered into the red zone when he cited material in Al Gore’s “Earth in the Balance” as a motivator for his effort:

Cribb’s brief proposal cites a study published in Nature in 2009 that suggests humans must avoid crossing “planetary boundaries” — thresholds set within arenas such as climate change, biodiversity loss and chemical pollution — to avoid catastrophic consequences. The authors of the study suggested that of the 10 systems represented, humans had already gone too far in three. [Earth in the Balance: 7 Crucial Tipping Points]

Whenever Al Gore is placed on any balance scale, you’ve reached a tipping point, and probably subsequent floor collapse.

Okay, a replacement for “Homo sapiens”? How about “‘Not that there’s anything wrong with that’ sapiens”?

“Al Gore Kool Aid chugging sapiens”?

“‘What the hell happened to Hope & Change’ sapiens”?