Reichstag Falls, Saigon Surrenders, Chrysler Fails

On This Progressive Day: April 30
Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building (1945)

Communist forces gain control of Saigon, the Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Duong Van Minh (1975)

Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama makes a Rose Garden statement on the economy joined by representatives and workers from two taxpayer-subsidized U.S. manufacturers including A123 Systems, a Massachusetts based advanced battery manufacturer later accused of securities fraud (2010)

President B. Hussein Obama attends the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (2011)

b: Max Nettlau (1865), Alice B. Toklas (1877), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893); d: Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun (1945), Ron Todd (2005), Tomás Borge (2012)

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Bernie Madoff Born, Eva Braun Weds, Rodney King Riots

On This Progressive Day: April 29
National German Socialist Workers Party boss Adolf Hitler marries his long-time partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor; both Hitler and Braun will commit suicide the next day (1945)

U.S. and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong (1970)

Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King (1992)

President B. Hussein Obama meets with participants of the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike at the White House (2011)

b: Hirohito (1901), Bernard Madoff (1938); d: Matthias Kleinheisterkamp (1945)

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Typical Obama Favoritism On Display Again

Oligarchical Progs always look out for #1


(via "My Fav" at iowntheworld.com)

Ridicule is man's most potent weapon - Saul Alinsky

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Summary of Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals'
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Jerry Horan Dead, Benito Mussolini Dead, Elena Kagan Born

On This Progressive Day: April 28
Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement (1945)

U.S. troops land in the Dominican Republic to "forestall establishment of a Communist dictatorship" and to evacuate U.S. Army troops (1965)

President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels (1978)

American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua (1987)

Former C.I.A. official Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia (1994)

The U.S. Senate confirms Kathleen Sebelius as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services under President B. Hussein Obama (2009)

b: James Baker (1930), Saddam Hussein (1937), Elena Kagan (1960); d: Jerry Horan (1937), Benito Mussolini (1945), Carla Petacci (1945), Roberto Farinacci (1945), Roy Lee Williams (1989)

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Benito Mussolini Arrested, Edward R. Murrow Dead, Obama's BirthGate Folly

On This Progressive Day: April 27
President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus (1861)

The Australian Labor Party becomes the first such party to gain national government, under Chris Watson (1904)

The UAW gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor (1936)

The Völkischer Beobachter, the newspaper of the National Socialist German Workers Party, ceases publication (1945)

Benito Mussolini is arrested by Italian partisans in Dongo, while attempting escape disguised as a German soldier (1945)

President B. Hussein Obama travels to Iowa and tours the federally-subsidized Siemens Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Plant in Fort Madison, Iowa, where he delivers remarks on getting used to Progressives' new-normal jobless recovery (2010)

The White House releases a copy of President B. Hussein Obama's "long-form" birth certificate that is quickly proven a Photoshop fabrication (2011)

b: Joe Moakley (1947), Cory Booker (1969); d: Antonio Gramsci (1937), Edward R. Murrow (1965)

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John Wilkes Booth Dead, The Gestapo Rises, Chernobyl Meltdown

On This Progressive Day: April 26
The Gestapo is established (1933)

A nuclear reactor meltdown occurs at the V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station near Chernobyl in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine) - the world's worst nuclear disaster to date (1986)

Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending a 29-year military domination (2005)

President B. Hussein Obama welcomes the World Series Champion New York Yankees to the White House to honor their 2009 season (2010)

President B. Hussein Obama, for the second time in a month, huddles with Jordan's King Abdullah II (2013)

b: Rudolf Hess (1894), Filiberto Ojeda Ríos (1933); d: John Wilkes Booth (1865), Jack Valenti (2007)

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Desperately Seeking 2016

Will Prog-tired U.S. pivot to "inevitable" 69 year-old?


(via "Open Thread" at moonbattery.com)

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(via "Hillary Clinton 2016 Campaign Sign Unveiled" at tonyphyrillas.blogspot.com)

William Brennan Born, Edward R. Murrow Born, Progressive SCOTUS

On This Progressive Day: April 25
Cuba rift: U.S. declares war on Spain (1898)

The SCOTUS delivers an opinion in Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins that overturns a century of federal common law (1938)

As North Vietnamese forces close in on the South Vietnamese capital Saigon, the Australian Embassy is closed and evacuated (1975)

U.S. schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov (1983)

President B. Hussein Obama meets briefly with the Rev. Billy Graham at Graham's home in Montreat, North Carolina (2010)

b: William J. Brennan (1906), Edward R. Murrow (1908), Arnold Miller (1923); d: Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel (1928), Valerie Solanas (1988), Jane Jacobs (2006)

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Barbra Streisand Born, Gen. Westmoreland Says, Baader-Meinhof Gang Up

On This Progressive Day: April 24
The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett start a rebellion in Ireland (1916)

General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the U.S. that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily." (1967)

The Baader-Meinhof Gang takes 13 hostages at the West German embassy in Stockholm (1975)

b: Richard M. Daley, Barbra Streisand (1942); d: Vladimir Komarov (1967)

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Trojan Horse Tactic, #Occupy Columbia, César Chávez Dead

On This Progressive Day: April 23
Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (1184 B.C.)

A group of young radicals are expelled from the Nicaraguan Socialist Party; they go on to found the Socialist Workers Party (1967)

Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university (1968)

President B. Hussein Obama and FLOTUS Michelle go to Asheville, North Carolina for a weekend vacation (2010)

President B. Hussein Obama huddles with Qatar Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (2013)

b: Oleg Penkovsky (1919), Bernadette Devlin (1947), Timothy McVeigh (1968); d: César Chávez (1993), Boris Yeltsin (2007)

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Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Born, Socialist Workers Party Boss Fail, Richard Nixon Dead

On This Progressive Day: April 22
Pravda, the "voice" of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg (1912)

After learning that Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse (1945)

Army-McCarthy Hearings begin (1954)

President B. Hussein Obama urges corporate executives to back his progressive financial regulation (2010)

b: Immanuel Kant (1724), Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870), Richard Glücks (1889), Ferdinando Sacco (1891); d: Richard Nixon (1994)

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John Maynard Keynes Dead, Xuân Lộc Falls, Kennedy Serve America Act

On This Progressive Day: April 21
The Soviet Union forces south of Berlin at Zossen attack the German High Command headquarters (1945)

President of South Vietnam Nguyễn Văn Thiệu flees Saigon, as Xuân Lộc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls (1975)

Five suicide car bombers target police stations in and around Basra, killing 74 people and wounding 160 (2004)

President B. Hussein Obama signs the Edward M. (Teddy) Kennedy Serve America Act into law (2009)

b: Max Weber (1864); d: John Maynard Keynes (1946), Sepp Dietrich (1966)

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How Do You Spell "Progressive"?

Most folks have no awareness of the roots of Leftwing extremism


(via "Bumper Sticker Of The Day…" at theconservativetreehouse.com)

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