Duly Noted - Run For Peace?

Duly Noted

Does this sound like an admonition? Such as in “run for good health”. Since the writer has experienced the University of Oregon’s legendary Bill Bowermann, and since then has stuck to daily running and weight lifting interrupted by reading Russian, such a call would be […]

Proud to be an American

prdamrcnI am proud to be an American, and proud of this nation’s history, culture, and accomplishments! America is a melting pot of immigrants who brought rich heritages to our shores, became immersed in American culture, and worked hard to achieve the American Dream. My first ancestor came […]

Jihad and Historic Revisionism

Some time ago I was out with a client here in Houston to rent their property. There were a couple of prospective tenants to visit the house that day. As it happened, the first was a woman of African background wearing robes and a veil. The client, from southeast Asia was not familiar with this […]

Orwellian Doublethink and Controlled Insanity

orwlndblthnkIn order to control millions of people totalitarian or proto-totalitarian governments find it necessary to somehow prod their subjects into accepting that which is not true. Intelligent people will naturally see the truth and thereby comprehend when government lies to them – and so that’s the rub […]

The Tea Party: Now and Then

tprtyThe largest and most impactful grassroots political movement, at least since the civil rights movement and perhaps in all of American history, originated in the minds and efforts of less than a dozen Americans.

It was late February 2009, just weeks after the inauguration of Barack […]

150 Years Later: Lincoln and the End of the Civil War

cvlwrmvI had the opportunity recently to watch again the magnificent documentary on the Civil War produced by Ken Burns (hard to believe) more than a generation ago.

The series captures with power and clarity the contradictions of a war that was utterly brutal, and yet somehow civil; fought […]

The Greeks, Xerxes and the Terrorism of Today

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The ancient Greeks were faced with terrorism and slavery from the Persian king Xerxes. Edith Hamilton in her book, The Greek Way (W.W.Norton, N.Y. 1930) explains what they did, how they did it and why it was successful. Revisiting what the ancient Greeks did should renew […]

Duly Noted - Justice and Common Sense

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For long, a plea for the recognition of a Kurdish entity has been in “Duly Noted’s” pipeline. The Kurd’s impressive valor and the injustices meted out to them to create “stable conditions” constitute a moral imperative to present this piece.

It is tempting to plead […]

Obama Shouldn’t Use Selective History to Minimize Current Atrocities

obmtlprmptrObama’s recent comments at a national prayer breakfast raised a host of critical eyebrows. The most offending comment from the president’s address was as follows..

“Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and […]

How Nazi Ideology Lives on in Post Modern Environmentalism

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Rational discussions about National Socialism are often hard to come by. The word “Nazi” has become a vitriolic buzzword that only the Left has a license to use, especially against conservatives where many on the so-called political right are metaphorically and wrongfully characterized as present day fascists. All too many have since precluded that Nazism […]

Abraham Lincoln: Defender of Truth and Justice

Yesterday we celebrated the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, one of the most respected and admired presidents in the history of our nation. Lincoln’s greatness lay in his deep religious faith, his solid moral principles, and his honesty and integrity of character. Relying on these qualities, and with the aid of Divine Providence, he successfully guided […]

A Congressional Gold Medal Proposed For Winning The Cold War

cldwrWhat possibly could bring together Rep. Gene Green (D-Tx), Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Tx), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tx), Rep. Kay Granger (D-Tx), Rep. Rosa DeLaura (D-Ct), Rep. John K. Delaney (D-Md), Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hi), the Honorable Annise Parker and Houston’s First Lady Kathy Hubbard, a representative […]

The Real White Privilege and My Radio Race War

abrhmlnclnIf you look for the worst in a group, you’re sure to find it. Using a twist on an Abraham Lincoln line, I made that statement on the Mildred Gaddis Show (Radio One Detroit WCHB AM) last Wednesday during a debate on “White Privilege: Myth or Reality.” […]

70 Years Later … Will We Let History Be Repeated?

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This week marked the 70th anniversary of the allied liberation of the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. We like to think that society has moved on; that the Holocaust was an atrocity of the past, one that could never be repeated in today’s society. Unfortunately, those […]

Greatness is Achieved by Effective Leadership

Abraham LincolnVeterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and sundry other government agencies cannot be efficiently managed without great leadership in the Administration.

Politics has always been a full-contact sport and it is easy to see that one can become very beat-up and abused for standing […]

Duly Noted - The Web of Soothing Lies.

Duly Noted

A lesson from mankind’s experience is that all past generations have lived “interesting times.” Popular amnesia likes to lose sight of this, therefore, we think our day’s vicissitudes are unprecedented. That said it appears that we are departing from the cast of the past in […]

COMING SOON TO WHITE HOUSE BOOK STORE: “PROFILE IN STUBBORNNESS!”

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TODAY’S RECOMMENDED READING:

PRESIDENT STARTS NEW TERM OFF ON THE WRONG FOOT!

[To read this timely commentary, please point (target) your Web browser to the following Internet web link:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dougschoen/2015/01/06/president-obama-starts-the-new-term-off-on-the-wrong-foot/print/ ]

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[Murray Soupcoff is editor and co-author of “Good Buy Canada” and author of […]

Setting the Stage for the Modern Feudal State

feudalism_then_now_2Study human history sufficiently and you will soon see that the majority of governing entities have been what could be called autocracies, monarchies or oligarchies, with many, if not most exhibiting authoritarian characteristics. Early “governments” probably depended heavily on “might makes right” unless based on purported religious authority. […]

Duly Noted - Breaking With the Past?

Duly NotedForgiveness not met by regret implies subjugation.

 

The practical use of history is its distorted exploitation. This abuse accompanies the following discourse about the present.

 

Perceived developments that disturb the world order and our holiday peace produce sundry responses. Some are echoes of a […]

Stay Out Of The Bushes!

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It isn’t that I don’t like Jeb Bush. In fact, I have never met him or his famous ex-president relatives. But I don’t like dynasties in the American political scene, whether it is in the White House, the Senate, or the House. We […]

Rushing into History Part Three… Freedom!

Rush Revere and the American RevolutionRush Revere and the American Revolution is part three in a trilogy written by Rush Limbaugh and his lovely wife Kathryn. And Rush is tickled pink that his books are being read by so many young and old. And clearly the purpose […]

Writing Is on the Wall for Obama

brlnwlThe fall of the Berlin Wall is one of the most significant events of our time and in early November leaders from many nations went to Germany to mark the 25th anniversary. President of the United States Barack Obama did not attend, and that is hardly accidental.

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Part 2. Malmedy Massacre and the Battle of the Bulge

blg1Malmedy, Belguim will forever be remembered as the most infamous massacre of American troops in World War II. The siege at Bastogne would have overshadowed the Malmedy Massacre had not the Germans committed more than a dozen unwarranted killings of both prisoners of war (POW) and civilians […]

Percy and Royster: Two Voices From the Past

Vermont Connecticut Roysterwalker percyIt is one thing to be clever, quite another to be wise. These two traits – guile and wisdom – are often confused in our fast paced, hurly-burly success crazed world.

If you sound and act […]

Part 1. Malmedy Massacre and the Battle of the Bulge

bulge1Malmedy, Belgium… At the end of the First World War, Malmedy was separated from Germany and annexed to Belgium on March 6, 1925. Historically, Malmedy gained its fame when it became the focal point of a massacre that was committed on December 17, 1944, by members of […]








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