Tag Archives: FDR

FDR’s Dreams And Today’s Campaign

It is rather amazing that the problems that Franklin Roosevelt had solutions for nearly 80 years ago but didn’t have time to get them enacted are still the very basis of our problems today. The Four Freedoms and The Second Bill … Continue reading

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Some Of FDR’s Best

“I welcome their hatred” (3 minutes) Second Bill Of rights speech 2 minutes: First inaugural speech (20 minutes) FDR’s speeches are still quite relevant today. Maybe even more than ever as we have Dear Leader hobnobbing with our enemies while … Continue reading

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Fill In The Blanks

Often pictures convey complex thoughts much better and quicker than words ever can. Not only that, nearly every one who views a pictorial presentation takes away a different meaning:   Beginning with Teddy Roosevelt it has been over 100 years. … Continue reading

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Grassley Will Finally Get To Pull The Plug On Grandma

Mitch McConnell announced the first order of business for the new US senate was to take health care away from millions of citizens by destroying the ACA. By doing so it sure seems to me that McConnell has declared the … Continue reading

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FDR – 1936 – “I Welcome Their Hatred”

3 minutes Sometimes looking back helps clear up the vision as we look forward. From an FDR campaign speech nearly 80 years ago at Madison Square Garden (October 31, 1936). Some things just never change: “For nearly four years you … Continue reading

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Clinton Kickoff Loaded With Ties To Democratic Past

It is hard to deal in politics in any way and ignore the elephant in the room today: The Hillary Clinton campaign officially kicks into another gear with a speech at Roosevelt Island in New York City this morning. The … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday #238 America! What Do You Want?

The Fourth of July brings lots of feelings out in people across this land. Most people get some shiver of patriotism up their spine this time of year. When we think of that time nearly a quarter of a millennium … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge – Corporate Welfare Queens And Hobby Lobby

Methinks the main reason many laws don’t get changed is that legislators can’t admit they were wrong. Let’s take marijuana for example. Admitting that that it is much less harmful than alcohol and that it does have medicinal qualities that … Continue reading

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Sunday Hodgepodge

Should this be The Permanent Democratic Platform? from January 11,1944 but still fresh and still not fulfilled. When the next war ends….. Seeing The Light note to Matt Schultz: It is just as true here as in Wisconsin! In Memory … Continue reading

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Teachers Get Raise For Leaving Classroom

One of the strange aspects of our society is that the more highly valued an employee is, the further they are removed from the customer. Look at almost any industry and you will see that as an employee gets raises and … Continue reading

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