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Posted on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 05:22

This morning I'm thinking of a time when I was a boy growing ups in West Texas.  It was a time when the eyes of Texas were upon President John F. Kennedy as he flew from Ft. Worth to Dallas on the morning of November 22nd, 1963.That was a morning full of excitement and anticipation and a day when suddenly fond hopes were shattered.  Everyone who witnessed that day still remembers the thousands upon thousands of Americans of all races and creeds who filed through the Capitol rotunda to pay their respects to our young President who was struck down in the prime of his life before he could labor long. 

We still remember the strength and self-discipline shown by his wife and family and by the members of the military who served in his honor guard.  We still remember our nation's flag draped over him as the caisson carried him to Arlington, Virginia.  We still remember the muffled drums that gave the cadence that laid his body to rest. The look I saw in my parents eyes brings to mind the poet, Langston Hughes who asked a very profound question, "What happens to a dream deferred?" 

That sorrow-filled time is when I began to realize the spiritual dimension to life and the power of dreams.  The civil rights movement for which John Kennedy was so strong an ally has seen many victories since then.  The movement for nuclear disarmament that he nurtured today bears fruit.  The Berlin Wall which he rallied the free world to challenge today has fallen.

Speaking at Brooks Air Force Base deep in the heart of Texas on November 21, he explained that the New Frontier  "is not a partisan term, but refers instead to ... the fact that we live on the edge of a new era...that calls for the best efforts of all those who would test the uncertain and the unknown in every phase of human endeavor." He bequeathed to us his vision on the day we last saw him wave and smile, and he reminded us how important it is that we strive for excellence, peace and freedom. 

His last public words spoken as he boarded Air Force I to Love Field remain true, "We will continue to do as we have done in the past, our duty.  The United States of America is still the keystone in the arc of freedom."  With her dignity and poise, Jacqueline Bouvier Kenneday presented to people everywhere the truth of George Washington's words when he spoke to his officers at the New Windsor catonment near West Point, "Future generations will look back and say, 'Had (courage) this day been wanting, humanity would never know the highest stage of perfection to which human nature is capable of attaining.'"

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Posted on Sun, Nov 28, 2010 12:11

Bill, Pat, Wx4,

 

As always you rock!  Can relate to Pat's reaction to politics.  What gets us going is politicians like Ronald Reagan and JFK whose inspiration takes us out of the realm of politics and causes us to believe that we can strive toward our  dreams and reach them!!!

 

They remind us of the faith of our founders and all that life has to offer.



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Posted on Sun, Nov 28, 2010 07:16

PAT... Krauthammer is a genius. The other people who share panels with him always pay close attention to what he says. He is really a remarkable man. Paralyzed from the waist down in a college diving accident, he was able to move on to become a DR. of Psychiatry; Lawyer and a Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist. He has the ability to disect a problem into its various components; analyze the components and come up with a solution that he expresses in a form that anyone can understand...



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Posted on Sun, Nov 28, 2010 07:04

quoting 5W's:   "Please remember, President don't write their speeches, so who should get the credit for a great speech? I can't name one speech writer, can you?"

 

 

 

It's not who wrote the words that matters. It's all in the delivery of the words and how the words are strung together in a speech. I know the words to the Star Spanled Banner but if I sang it for an audience they would forget all about my consitutional rights and just ban it. Nancy Peolosi also "loves the word" so you are in good company 5W's. Lmao...



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Posted on Sat, Nov 27, 2010 20:01

Quoting wwww12345:

Please remember, President don't write their speeches, so who should get the credit for a great speech? I can't name one speech writer, can you? for your information: * Theodore "Ted" Sorenson wrote for President John F. Kennedy. * Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. wrote for President John F. Kennedy. * Richard N. Goodwin wrote for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. * Pat Buchanan wrote for President Richard Nixon. * Ben Stein wrote for President Richard Nixon. * William Safire wrote for President Richard Nixon. * Robert Hartmann wrote for President Gerald R. Ford. * Chris Matthews wrote for President Jimmy Carter. * James Fallows wrote for President Jimmy Carter.[4] * Peggy Noonan wrote for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. * Christopher Buckley wrote for President George H.W. Bush. * Tony Snow wrote for President George H.W. Bush. * Michael Waldman wrote for President Bill Clinton. * Robert Lehrman [1] wrote for Vice President Al Gore. * Charlie Fern wrote for First Lady Laura Bush and President George W. Bush * David Frum wrote for President George W. Bush. * Michael Gerson wrote for President George W. Bush. * William McGurn (former Wall Street Journal editorial writer) replaced Michael Gerson as chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush. * Marc Thiessen replaced William McGurn an Assistant to President George W. Bush for Speechwriting. * Jon Favreau has been named Director of Speechwriting for the administration of President Barack Obama. Additionally, Philip Collins wrote for British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Don Watson wrote for Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating.


All, true, Bernie. And your point is well-taken for sure. But one must temper one's opinion with the knowledge, the fact, that all of these presidents APPROVED the speeches written for them. Thought the words written for them more or less expressed their own thoughts--or at least the thoughts they wanted to convey to the American public. Okay, lots of room in there for BS. Still, their speech writers were on their sides. Oh, heck. Was the last president to write his own speeches Abraham Lincoln? Or did someone else write the bloody Gettysburgh Address? Lordallmighty, but I so awfully hate politics. HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE IT.


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Posted on Sat, Nov 27, 2010 19:53

Quoting billzeke:

Obama was only about 4 years older than JFK when he became President. Not really significant. You are right about the Gravitas though. Negotiating anything with NK is a waste of time. I like Chas. Krauthammer's solution. Give SK some tactical nuclear weapons, tell the Japanese that diplomacy is not working and to start arming themselves and then let the Chinese worry about it. I bet they will clamp down on NK in a flash. Right now the Chinese are loving it. It's a big problem for us, SK and Japan so they have no reason to do anything to help. Jimmy Carter??? Yipes!!! Pass the peanuts..



Not too many people I defer to anymore, Bill. Krauthammer is one of them. If he says a thing is so, or will be so, I pretty much trust it. That man is an absolute genius. When I can't figure out what I think about some political situation, and yet I need to come to a conclusion--I go with Krauthammer. As for "passing the peanuts," I always make sure that Jimmy's initial's aren't on any of the peanut shells I crack.


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Posted on Sat, Nov 27, 2010 17:19

Quoting Summer012001:

This Great President will never be forgotton, Nor the First Lady Jacquline Bouvier Kennedy and family John John and Caroline.


Bene detto, la mia amica.  D'accordo!



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Posted on Fri, Nov 26, 2010 06:32

QUOTING CURIOUS: The "perversions" my friend and I performed upon that hand were so innocent by anyone's standards today that--let's just say if the same event happened today, what my girlfriend I did would be forgotten in 3 seconds by everyone involved.

 

Roger, your adoring treatment of "the hand" would fall short of being a blip on anyone's radar screen today.  Need to be "extrememe" and "out there" to get attention now.  Somehow, JFK, Ronald Reagan and Charlie Heston did it with class...that got my attention.  Whatever "dirty laundry" they had was of little interest to me since we've all got laundry to do.

 

Bill's official portrait of WJC seemed to capture the laundry issue well ;)

 

Miggy



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Posted on Thu, Nov 25, 2010 20:49

QUOTING MIGS: "Pat and Katerina, Oh politics...who in the world understands it. For the record Pat we have a whole Capitol Bldg in New York state full of behavior that might remind people of squirrels scurrying about the forest floor looking for acorns to stash away for winter. Rather than boring you with a littany of how our tax-payer funded state pension fund is abused, I'll leave it there. Pat, I'm also going refrain from commenting on what you and your girlfriend did with the hand that shook JFK's and Charlie Heston's hands. We already chit-chatted on how a number of M&Ms are prone to twist my comments in a way difficult to for me fathom given my sheltered existence." MIGS: Sheltered existance, my A**. LMAO. The "perversions" my friend and I performed upon that hand were so innocent by anyone's standards today that--let's just say if the same event happened today, what my girlfriend I did would be forgotten in 3 seconds by everyone involved. Nevermind. I still smile whenever I think of this. P.S.: I don't think the squirrels are limited to NY State.


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Posted on Wed, Nov 24, 2010 06:56

Quoting migliore:

Bill,

 

To a guy in the "over 50 club" like me, if you're 43 you're a kid.  If you're 47 you're almost 50.  Roger, letting the Chinese work things out over there and rearming Japan, although both have kind of spotty track records as humanitarians and peacekeepers.

 

My own view is that SK would prevail in a conflict.  Much of NK army's equipment is old, rusty and doesn't work. We'll see.  Any way the current sit is sliced or diced, NK is a humanitarian disaster waiting to be a nightmare. Ten years ago much of the population was starving.  I wonder what it's like now.  Oh the joys of socialism.


To me they are both kids. LOL...

 

 

 

I spent a couple of weeks in China last summer. I think they have leaarned the joys of Capitalism...

 

 

 

The Bund in Shanghai...


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Posted on Wed, Nov 24, 2010 04:19

Bill,

 

To a guy in the "over 50 club" like me, if you're 43 you're a kid.  If you're 47 you're almost 50.  Roger, letting the Chinese work things out over there and rearming Japan, although both have kind of spotty track records as humanitarians and peacekeepers.

 

My own view is that SK would prevail in a conflict.  Much of NK army's equipment is old, rusty and doesn't work. We'll see.  Any way the current sit is sliced or diced, NK is a humanitarian disaster waiting to be a nightmare. Ten years ago much of the population was starving.  I wonder what it's like now.  Oh the joys of socialism.



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Posted on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 21:30

Please remember, President don't write their speeches, so who should get the credit for a great speech? I can't name one speech writer, can you? for your information: * Theodore "Ted" Sorenson wrote for President John F. Kennedy. * Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. wrote for President John F. Kennedy. * Richard N. Goodwin wrote for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. * Pat Buchanan wrote for President Richard Nixon. * Ben Stein wrote for President Richard Nixon. * William Safire wrote for President Richard Nixon. * Robert Hartmann wrote for President Gerald R. Ford. * Chris Matthews wrote for President Jimmy Carter. * James Fallows wrote for President Jimmy Carter.[4] * Peggy Noonan wrote for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. * Christopher Buckley wrote for President George H.W. Bush. * Tony Snow wrote for President George H.W. Bush. * Michael Waldman wrote for President Bill Clinton. * Robert Lehrman [1] wrote for Vice President Al Gore. * Charlie Fern wrote for First Lady Laura Bush and President George W. Bush * David Frum wrote for President George W. Bush. * Michael Gerson wrote for President George W. Bush. * William McGurn (former Wall Street Journal editorial writer) replaced Michael Gerson as chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush. * Marc Thiessen replaced William McGurn an Assistant to President George W. Bush for Speechwriting. * Jon Favreau has been named Director of Speechwriting for the administration of President Barack Obama. Additionally, Philip Collins wrote for British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Don Watson wrote for Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating.


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Posted on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 21:10

Quoting migliore:

Bill,

Remember, JFK was significantly younger than President Obama is now, yet he seemed to have a little more gravitas.  My view is that eventually the humanitarian disaster within N.Korea will cause the remnants of the government there to invite the rest of the world in.  In the meanwhile they're going to threaten their neighbors.  What are the chances the President will send Jimmy Carter in to negotiate another truce -- I think we'll see that.



Obama was only about 4 years older than JFK when he became President. Not really significant. You are right about the Gravitas though. Negotiating anything with NK is a waste of time. I like Chas. Krauthammer's solution. Give SK some tactical nuclear weapons, tell the Japanese that diplomacy is not working and to start arming themselves and then let the Chinese worry about it. I bet they will clamp down on NK in a flash. Right now the Chinese are loving it. It's a big problem for us, SK and Japan so they have no reason to do anything to help. Jimmy Carter??? Yipes!!! Pass the peanuts..



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Posted on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 19:20

Bill,

Remember, JFK was significantly younger than President Obama is now, yet he seemed to have a little more gravitas.  My view is that eventually the humanitarian disaster within N.Korea will cause the remnants of the government there to invite the rest of the world in.  In the meanwhile they're going to threaten their neighbors.  What are the chances the President will send Jimmy Carter in to negotiate another truce -- I think we'll see that.



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Posted on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 08:12

WJC official portrait. LOL...


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Posted on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 07:05

This blog could not have been timed better MIG. North Korea just shelled a South Korean island killing some SK. soldiers. We have a defense agreement with SK and about 30K of our own troops are on the border of those 2 countries. Will Obama stand firm like JFK or come out with another stupid joke about Venezuela's Chavez and then head for the golf course??? You be the judge...



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Posted on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 06:00

Hello Mig,

JFK was my President back then and he did send us aviators out to search for and photograph the ships bringing stuff into Cuba.     Flew in some of the worst weather I had ever encountered over a two week period. We were proud to serve him and our country!

Happened to be in the Exchange when he was shot.   Very vivid pictures of that era still remain.  He certainly had the popular position in those days.    I voted for him then and probably would do it again, even with my varied views of today.  

Vision is extremely important for a President and also the 'rest' of us.    Where is your vision taking you today?    Where is your vision taking you tomorrow?    Next tear?   ETC???????    

God bless the USA and all of us,

John



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Posted on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 05:24

Pat and Katerina,

Oh politics...who in the world understands it.  For the record Pat we have a whole Capitol Bldg in New York state full of behavior that might remind people of squirrels scurrying about the forest floor looking for acorns to stash away for winter. 

 

Rather than boring you with a littany of how our tax-payer funded state pension fund is abused, I'll leave it there.  Pat, I'm also going refrain from commenting on what you and your girlfriend did with the hand that shook JFK's and Charlie Heston's hands.  We already chit-chatted on how a number of M&Ms are prone to twist my comments in a way difficult to for me fathom given my sheltered existence.

 

Roger, Democrats are alot different today.  Fifty years ago their base included many working people who sought a "fair deal" rather than a "free deal".  Has the Dem party base drifted in the direction of a "free deal"...could be.

 

Katerina, the getting of the journalists was performed by WJC, a former president, rather than the President, because for a sitting President to make a special trip to conduct a "prisoner exchange" of sorts might have given the N.Koreans the idea they had too much clout. Least that's my assessment.  President Obama has other work to do...gonna leave it there for now.

 

Come sempre le brave donne,

 

Grazie vi!

Tinkerbelle can translate the above.  Lei e piu intelligente che me...tanto piu.


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Posted on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 18:16

Quoting migliore:

Bill,

 

Roger, the Dems might let the missiles stay in Cuba today -- will see how the current President handles the "three amigos / los locos" in N.Korea, Iran and Venezuela as they develop their arsenals.  President Obama is and outstanding politician, however, I still think JFK experience getting his surviving crew off the Pacific Island trumps Mr. Obama's days as a community organizer.

 

Although President Obama has some charisma, how many lines do we remember from his inaugural?  He would do better to study JFK than WJC.



Migliore, When you said that President Obama is "an outstanding politician", it reminded me of the time when Bill Clinton won the release of the two US journalists held by North Korea. I could never understand why wasn't it the President Obama? Was it done intentionally this way? You have to forgive my ignorance: I am not very interested in politics, I am just curious....


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Posted on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 17:53

Bill,

 

Roger, the Dems might let the missiles stay in Cuba today -- will see how the current President handles the "three amigos / los locos" in N.Korea, Iran and Venezuela as they develop their arsenals.  President Obama is and outstanding politician, however, I still think JFK experience getting his surviving crew off the Pacific Island trumps Mr. Obama's days as a community organizer.

 

Although President Obama has some charisma, how many lines do we remember from his inaugural?  He would do better to study JFK than WJC.


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