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Posts Tagged ‘Ronald Reagan’

… The Fall of the Berlin Wall [#25 years later]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,July 18th,2015

.. considering that we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the occurrence of those momentous events , it is appropriate to celebrate one of Ronaldus Maximus ‘ great speeches …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the speech video …

.. yep , it is an all – time great one : the 1987 Brandenburg Gate speech in Berlin , the one in which President Reagan called on Mikhail Gorbachev to ” …. tear down this wall … ” …

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… Arnaud de Borchgrave — A Memorial [#God Bless]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 21st,2015

.. Mr. de Borchgrave died on Sunday . He was 88 years old .

.. He was born in Belgium , but after his war service in the British Royal Navy , he became a longtime legendary journalist and war correspondent , interviewing many , many world figures , such as Churchill , de Gaulle , Meir , and Reagan ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the obituary …

.. He was once a foreigner , but he became a fine American . By my estimation , he became one of the finest of Americans . His strengths were his dedication , his professionalism , his talent , and , most of all , his honesty and bluntness ..

.. May God Bless him and his family …

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… I can understand Halloween Costumes [#POTUS]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 30th,2014

.. especially about Barack Obama .

.. any President is fair game . Richard Nixon , Jimmy Carter , and Ronald Reagan [espc. Reagan] were top targets of companies picking on public figures …

.. [h/t — Twitchy.com]..
.. [link] to the tweets / blog post …

.. but , Ray Rice , or worse , Ray Rice [in blackface] ? That I do not get …. not one bit . It is not funny at all , folks . Rice is fair game , but the subject material is not …

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… Nice Going , Hypocrite [a Liberal benefiting from … ] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,June 1st,2014

.. from what ? ..

.. from Ronaldus Magnus ‘ tax cut plan …

.. [h/t — m.Newsbusters.org]..
.. [link] to the blog post // audio ..

.. Thom Hartmann is a loud – mouthed liberal . He is also a notorious hater of Ronald Reagan and all he stands for . Even with that , he and his wife started a business back in the ’80s on their own initiative . With their sweat , idealism , and hard work , he and his wife sold the business a few years later for quite a bit of money …

.. Thom Hartmann and his wife benefited from Reagan ‘ s tax cut …. and a listener actually got him to admit it …

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… A Beautiful Picture from C.P.A.C. …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 12th,2014

.. soI hope to be able to afford to go again .

.. I went when the event was so much smaller , when Ronaldus Magnus was in office , and I was in college . Boy , was it a fun time , but it was also so long ago .

.. so many things have changed , and how the world has changed , and in some ways , not quite so much …

.. well , courtesy of blogger AmericanGlob , who is there , he got this picture … perfect …

ronaldus magnus plaque reagan national airport

… thanks , Mr. President Reagan !! …

 

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… People really Wonder about Our Standing in the World …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 12th,2014

.. well , at least in the Presidency of George W. Bush , we were respected , if not feared . September 11th , 2001 awakened the sleeping giant …

.. that is something that many nations are spooked by . A benign giant (the United States) is something that they prefer to deal with . A sleeping giant would be even better . An angry and awakened giant ? Look out …

.. however , they definitely do not want weakness in American . Indecision , Indecisivieness , and immaturity are dangerous for everyone . That is what we have right now in Barack Obama in the White House . The Euros may not want an angry giant , but they definitely do not want a weak – at – the – knees one . Which is exactly the way we are behaving right now …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to Dr. Krauthammer ‘ s comments . Take a look at them , and tell me what you think …

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… God Bless You , John F. Kennedy ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,November 22nd,2013

.. God Bless You , Mr. President !

.. I was born just under a year later . Believe it or not , I never asked my parents or my older family members about what their feelings were and their reactions were to the assasination . When I was old enough to understand the history of the times , it was 1973 or 1974 , I was around 9 or 10 years old , and it was around the time of Watergate (and President Nixon ‘ s resignation) .

.. I realized how raw the feelings were with people ,  just 10 years after the event .They were raw , even then . Even with the history that I studied [AP US History , for example] , I did not think that it was in good taste to ask about the subject . Unless I knew the person well , and I did so in private .

.. I began to realize how I might have felt , because I was in my sophomore year of high school [March 1981] when my personal and political hero , President Ronald Reagan was shot in an attempted assasination in Washington , D.C. . I was upset as hell , and very worried about the President ‘ s condition , until I knew that he was out of surgery and was in satisfactory (or better condition) . Thank God he was o.k. , but I received a reminder of how precious life is , and how precious  it is for those we have in our lives …

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… Should We Have Dual Citizenship ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,August 22nd,2013

..Should American citizens be permitted to hold dual citizenship ? One American — and the other in the country of their birth or ethnic origin? Or for that matter, any second country regardless of the reason?

..Mexico allows its citizens to retain Mexican citizenship , even if they become naturalized American citizens. Mexico isn’t alone

Official Portrait of President Ronald Reagan

Official Portrait of President Ronald Reagan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

either. It is among some 60-plus countries — like the Canada of Cruz’s birth — that do the same.

.. Isn’t it time to abolish the antiquated notion of dual citizenship? A reality that by definition requires a dual loyalty — to America and another Country ?

.. And , if not, then shouldn’t Americans — citizens of the only country in the world built not on an ethnic identity but an idea — have the right to vote in every other country on the globe?

.. The real notion of the “ United Nations ” is not the handful of people with titles . The ones that are crowded into that glass building on the banks of the East River in Manhattan. The real United Nations is in fact our own county , the United States of America. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of July 1, 2013, America is the third most populous country in the world, with over 316 million people in its resident population. That population is made up entirely — 100% — of human beings from every other country on Planet Earth.

.. Only America is composed of Iraqis and Iranians, Russians and Poles, Muslims, Jews and Christians, Mexicans and Brazilians, the Irish and the Italians and the Germans and the Japanese and Koreans, Chinese, Cubans, Indians, Pakistanis, and so on and on endlessly. Notably, this conglomeration of races and ethnicities results in the inevitable intermarriages.

.. In a very real sense, America is a nation of mutts. With every race and ethnicity, not to mention religion, marrying every other race, ethnicity and religion. It is extremely common for an average American to have several national identities flowing through his or her bloodstream.

.. Every other country on the globe… is based on nationality.

.. Except America. America alone is based on an idea.

But why focus just on Mexico? Just because Mexico sits on the U.S. southern border is no reason to single it out.

..From “A” for “Albania” to “U” for United Kingdom” some 60 countries play the game the U.S. allows of dual citizenship. This includes countries in Central and South America like El Salvador and Colombia, whose citizens are among those counted in the stream of illegals pouring over the Mexican border. It includes countries friendly — Israel, Britain, France, Switzerland — and countries who are a foe. The most prominent on that list Iran, a place that the U.S. has had poisoned relations with since Jimmy Carter was president.

.. In many of those cases , it is because when one emigrates , one ‘ s native country still considers one to be a citizen . That status is by birth . It is difficult  to imposssible to renounce  it .

..  Then there are those countries — friend and foe alike — that forbid dual citizenship: Japan, North Korea, China, Saudi Arabia among them. It is particularly striking that on this list are countries who maintain some version of ethnic or religious purity in their populations.

.. the real United Nations in this world isn’t in that building on the East River. The real United Nations is America itself. There is, in reality, no such thing as “Native Americans” much less a “native American.” Whether you were born last year in Pittsburgh or are descended from somebody who trudged over an Alaskan land bridge thousands of years ago, once upon a time “America” was empty of human beings. From the moment “Native Americans” began pouring into this empty North American continent thousands of years ago, America has been the magnet for the world’s immigrants.

.. I would say no , but I am not totally sure . Where the status is without birthright , the decision is easy . yes , definitely . When it is conferred by birth , then ? It is h . We can , but the native nation still considers it .

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