The author completely destroys the liberal myths surrounding Ronald Reagan - such as he really didn't end the Cold War, Mikhail Gorbechev did; the 80s were a decade of greed that benefited only the rich; the federal government grew and expanded under Reagan, etc. All lies, proven to be so in this piece. Educate yourself and decimate your liberal interlocutors the next time you're in a debate. You won't convince them, most are brainwashed to the point of no return, but if you have some thinking, interested readers, you may sway a few of them.
Was it worth $1.72 trillion to build up America’s defenses so that Reagan could end the Cold War at the bargaining table and not on the battlefield? Most Americans would not hesitate to emphatically answer, “Yes!”
***Good money after bad: Feds pour $32 million more into beleaguered solar industry. How much are they going to have to waste before they realize there has to be a better way?
The president's job disapproval numbers have climbed to back over 50 percent, while most Americans believe things in the United States are going "pretty or very badly," a new CNN/ORC International poll released Wednesday reveals.
President Barack Obama's disapproval rating is now at 52 percent, with only 45 percent approving, reports the poll. That's a drop from April, when his ratings were nearly evenly split at 48 percent approving and 47 percent disapproving.
The disapproval ratings are coming from across party lines, both sexes, and from all races, the poll reported.
Read this with the realization that he doesn't care what we think.
***Culture of Corruption: Bill Clinton's foundation cashed in as Sweden lobbied Hillary Clinton on sanctions. How much evidence do we need before these two are indicted? Oh wait - they're Clintons, and they're Democrats. Forget it.
History abounds with tales of experts who were convinced that the ideas, plans, and projects of others could never be achieved. However, accomplishment came to those who said, "I can make it happen."
The Italian sculptor Agostino d'Antonio worked diligently on a large piece of marble. Unable to produce his desired masterpiece, he lamented, "I can do nothing with it." Other sculptors also worked this difficult piece of marble, but to no avail. Michelangelo discovered the stone and visualized the possibilities in it. His "I-can-make-it-happen" attitude resulted in one of the world's masterpieces - David.
The experts of Spain concluded that Columbus's plans to discover a new and shorter route to the West Indies was virtually impossible. Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand ignored the report of the experts. "I can make it happen," Columbus persisted. And he did. Everyone knew the world was flat, but not Columbus. The Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria, along with Columbus and his small band of followers, sailed to "impossible" new lands and thriving resources.
Even the great Thomas Alva Edison discouraged his friend, Henry Ford, from pursuing his fledgling idea of a motorcar. Convinced of the worthlessness of the idea, Edison invited Ford to come and work for him. Ford remained committed and tirelessly pursued his dream. Although his first attempt resulted in a vehicle without reverse gear, Henry Ford knew he could make it happen. And, of course, he did.
"Forget it," the experts advised Madame Curie. They agreed radium was a scientifically impossible idea. However, Marie Curie insisted, "I can make it happen."
Let's not forget our friends Orville and Wilbur Wright. Journalists, friends, armed forces specialists, and even their father laughed at the idea of an airplane. "What a silly and insane way to spend money. Leave flying to the birds," they jeered. "Sorry," the Wright brothers responded. "We have a dream, and we can make it happen." As a result, a place called Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, became the setting for the launching of their "ridiculous" idea.
Finally, as you read these accounts under the magnificent lighting of your environment, consider the plight of Benjamin Franklin. He was admonished to stop the foolish experimenting with lighting. What an absurdity and waste of time! Why, nothing could outdo the fabulous oil lamp. Thank goodness Franklin knew he could make it happen. You too can make it happen!
William Penn founded Pennsylvania. Eventually, Delaware would break off from it. Penn believed in religious toleration and called Pennsylvania the 'holy experiment'.
He created a written constitution for the colony that amazingly limited the power of government. It also called for freedom of the press and the right to own private property. In this way, Pennsylvania had many of the rights and liberties that would later be granted the citizens of the United States through its constitution.
*** Yeesh. Gremlin doggie.
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
***Have a great day!