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Archive for April 25th, 2015

Mary Keefe, Model for Rockwell’s ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ Dies at 92….

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She became a World War II icon…….”Rosie the Riveter”……..click to read:

http://cantotalk.blogspot.com/2015/04/mary-keefe-model-for-rockwells-rosie.html

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April 25, 2015 at 8:30 pm

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“Conflicts of interests” and the Clintons with Jim Yardley

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GUEST:  Jim Yardley, contributor to American Thinker, Canada Free Press and editor of “Patriot Dreams” joins me for a discussion of the Clintons & conflict of interest…..also why is the media suddenly reporting on all of these stories about the Clinton Foundation………what is going on?….

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2015/04/25/conflicts-of-interests-and-the-clintons-with-jim-yardley

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April 25, 2015 at 11:30 am

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35 years ago today: The morning we got the news that the mission had failed

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(My new American Thinker post)

For my generation, the Iran hostage crisis is one of those news stories that brings back bad memories.

It started when the so called students crashed the US embassy in Tehran and held about 50 diplomats hostage.   It ended a few minutes after President Reagan was sworn in January 1981.

Between the takeover and the hostages’ release, the story was a daily grind of rumors and more bad news.   Many of us got hooked to an ABC nightly hostage show that ended up being “Nightline”.

The low point was April 24, 1980:

On April 24, 1980, an ill-fated military operation to rescue the 52 American hostages held in Tehran ends with eight U.S. servicemen dead and no hostages rescued.With the Iran Hostage Crisis stretching into its sixth month and all diplomatic appeals to the Iranian government ending in failure, President Jimmy Carter ordered the military mission as a last ditch attempt to save the hostages. During the operation, three of eight helicopters failed, crippling the crucial airborne plans. The mission was then canceled at the staging area in Iran, but during the withdrawal one of the retreating helicopters collided with one of six C-130 transport planes, killing eight soldiers and injuring five. The next day, a somber Jimmy Carter gave a press conference in which he took full responsibility for the tragedy. The hostages were not released for another 270 days.

What a horrible morning.

As I recall, the failed mission did not become a big issue in the campaign.  I recall then-Governor Reagan holding his fire and simply expressing sympathies for the soldiers.   Democrat challenger Senator Ted Kennedy did not say much either.

There were many bad mornings in the Carter presidency.   This one was one of the worst!

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April 25, 2015 at 6:30 am

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35 years ago today: The morning we got the news that the mission had failed

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