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The Last Brooklyn Dodger and Baseball Hall of Famer Duke Snider Dies At Age 84–Videos

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“In the split second from the time the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand until it reaches the plate you have to think about your stride, your hip action, your wrist action, determine how much, if any the ball is going to break and then decide whether to swing at it.”

~Duke Snider

Hall of Famer Duke Snider Dies

 

Duke Snider

 

Duke Snider Induction Speech

 

Duke Snider: In His Own Words

 

1955 – Seven Days Of Fall, DVD Preview

 

The Dream of ’55

 

Branch Rickey

 

Jackie Robinson: A Life Story

 

Carl Erskine Remembers

Carl Erskine Remembers II

 

Carl Erskine Remembers III

 

Brooklyn Dodgers Batboy

 

 

The Lost Ball Parks: Ebbets Field

 

Until 1958, New York City had three baseball teams, the New York Yankees, the New York Giants, and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Since I was born in Brooklyn, New York, I was naturally a Brooklyn Dodger fan as a kid growing up in the 1950s on Long Island.

Like most kids I played little league baseball and was a left fielder and cheered for fellow left fielder Sandy Amoros who made the memorable catch and throw in the 1955 World Series that Brooklyn won over the New York Yankees:

1955 World Series Highlights (Brooklyn Dodgers vs NYY)

I also drank chocolate flavored Ovaltine in a rocket cup:

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT DUKE SNIDER OVALTINE COMMERCIAL

Duke Snider was one of the greatest center fielders and the last of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

May he rest in peace.

The Brooklyn Dodgers while called Dem Bums will always be winners and America’s team especially to those from Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Dodgers

 

Dave Van Horne recalls Duke Snider

Brooklyn Dodger

“We wept, Brooklyn was a lovely place to hit. If you got a ball in the air, you had a chance to get it out. When they tore down Ebbets Field, they tore down a little piece of me.”

~Duke Snider

A girl from Brooklyn sings two for the Duke and the memories of the many boys who followed the boys of summer.

Barbra Streisand – HD STEREO – Memory

Barbra Streisand – The Way We Were

 

Background Articles and Videos

1955 Brooklyn Dodgers
Most Games by Position

C Roy Campanella (121)
1B Gil Hodges (139)
2B Jim Gilliam (99)
3B Jackie Robinson (84)
SS Pee Wee Reese (142)
LF Sandy Amoros (102)
CF Duke Snider (146)
RF Carl Furillo (139)
   
SP Carl Erskine
SP Billy Loes
SP Don Newcombe
SP Johnny Podres
   
RP Don Bessent
RP Jim Hughes
RP Clem Labine
CL Ed Roebuck

1955 Brooklyn Dodgers
Uniform Numbers

#1 Pee Wee Reese
#4 Duke Snider
#6 Carl Furillo
#8 George Shuba
#10 Rube Walker
#12 Frank Kellert
#14 Gil Hodges
#15 Sandy Amoros
#17 Carl Erskine
#18 Jim Hughes
#19 Jim Gilliam
#23 Don Zimmer
#27 Bob Borkowski
#27 Tommy Lasorda
#28 Chuck Templeton
#30 Billy Loes
#32 Sandy Koufax
#34 Russ Meyer
#36 Don Newcombe
#37 Ed Roebuck
#39 Roy Campanella
#40 Roger Craig
#41 Clem Labine
#42 Jackie Robinson
#43 Don Hoak
#45 Johnny Podres
#46 Don Bessent
#48 Karl Spooner
#49 Joe Black
#49 Walt Moryn
#51 Bert Hamric
#54 Dixie Howell

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1955&t=BRO

Dem Bums: The Brooklyn Dodgers

 

What’s my Line?  Duke Snider

 

Duke Snider and Sal Maglie–What’s My Line?

 

Branch Rickey–What’s My Line

What’s my Line? Jackie Robinson

 

Ohio Wesleyan alumnus Branch Rickey (1904) and the Branch Rickey-Jackie Robinson Legacy

 

Duke Snider


Last Out at Ebbetts Field

 

Saying Goodbye Ebbets Field

 

An Ebbets Field Story

 

New York Baseball Lost

 

Ebbets Field Model

 

Ebbets Field Model at Night

 

Hall-of-Famer Duke Snider, the last surviving regular of the ‘Boys of Summer’ Dodgers, dead at 84

“…Now there are none.

Hall of Famer Duke Snider, the last of the surviving starting 8 of the 1950s “Boys of Summer” Dodgers, whose prolific home runs and center field prowess earned him royalty status in Brooklyn and immortalization in one of baseball’s most famous ballads, died Sunday in Escondido, Calif., of natural causes. He was 84.

Snider, who died at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital, had been in ill health the last couple of years from diabetes. With his death, all the regular position players – catcher Roy Campanella, first baseman Gil Hodges, second baseman Junior Gilliam, shortstop Pee Wee Reese, third baseman Billy Cox, right fielder Carl Furillo and Jackie Robinson, a regular at several positions – are now gone. They played on those star-crossed Dodger teams that won six NL pennants but just one World Series in Brooklyn from 1947-1957. Robinson, Reese and Campanella also are enshrined in Cooperstown. …”

“…In six World Series with the Dodgers, five of them in Brooklyn and one in Los Angeles, Snider hit .286 with 11 homers and 26 RBI in 36 games. He is the only player in history to hit four homers in two different Series, having accomplished that feat in ’52 and ’55, both against the Yankees. For his career, Snider hit .295, with 2,116 hits, 407 homers and 1,333 RBI in 2,143 games. He also slugged .540, had five straight 40-plus homer seasons and six 100-RBI seasons, including a league-leading 136 in 1955. He won a home run title with 43 in 1956 and led the NL in runs scored three consecutive seasons, 1953-55.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/2011/02/27/2011-02-27_halloffamer_duke_snider_the_last_surviving_regular_of_the_boys_of_summer_dodgers.html

 

Duke Snider

Edwin DonaldDukeSnider (September 19, 1926 – February 27, 2011), nicknamed “The Silver Fox” and “The Duke of Flatbush”, was a Major League Baseball center fielder and left-handed batter who played with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1947–62), New York Mets (1963), and San Francisco Giants (1964).

Snider was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980.

Born in Los Angeles, Snider was nicknamed “Duke” by his father at age five.[1] Growing up in Southern California, Snider was a gifted all-round athlete, playing basketball, football, and baseball at Fallbrook High School. He was a strong-armed quarterback, who could reportedly throw the football 70 yards on the fly. Spotted by one of Branch Rickey’s scouts in the early 1940s, he was signed to a baseball contract out of high school in 1943.[1]He played briefly for the Montreal Royals of the International League in 1944 (batting twice) and for Newport News in the Piedmont League in the same year. After serving in the military in 1945, he came back to play for the Fort Worth Cats in 1946 and for St. Paul in 1947. He played well and earned a tryout with the Brooklyn Dodgers later that year. He started the next season (1948) with Montreal, and after hitting well in that league with a .327 batting average, he was called up to Brooklyn for good during the middle of the season.

In 1949 Snider came into his own, hitting 23 home runs with 92 runs batted in, helping the Dodgers into the World Series. Snider also saw his average rise from .244 to .292. In 1950 he hit .321. But when his average slipped to .277 in 1951, and the Dodgers squandered a 13-game lead to lose the National League pennant to the New York Giants, Snider received heavy media criticism and requested a trade.

“I went to Walter O’Malley and told him I couldn’t take the pressure,” Snider was quoted in the September 1955 issue of SPORT magazine. “I told him I’d just as soon be traded. I told him I figured I could do the Dodgers no good.”

From 1947 to 1956, Brooklyn ruled the National League, winning 6 of 10 pennants. They benefited greatly from a large network of minor league teams created by Branch Rickey in the early 40’s. It is here when the system called the “Dodger Way” of teaching fundamentals took root. From that large network of teams, a number of young talented players began to blossom at the same time: Snider, Gil Hodges, Carl Erskine, Ralph Branca, Clem Labine, Carl Furillo, Roy Campanella, Don Newcombe, Joe Black, and Jim Gilliam. Most have been enshrined in Roger Kahn’s classic book, The Boys of Summer.

By 1949, Snider, as he matured, became the triggerman in a power-laden lineup which boasted the likes of Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Gil Hodges, Billy Cox, Roy Campanella, Carl Erskine, Preacher Roe, Carl Furillo, Clem Labine and later with Joe Black. Often compared with two other New York center fielders, fellow Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays, he was the reigning “Duke” of Flatbush. Usually batting third in the line-up, Snider put up some impressive offensive numbers: He hit 40 or more home runs in five consecutive seasons (1953–57), and averaged 42 home runs, 124 RBI, 123 runs, and a .320 batting average between 1953-1956. He led the league in runs scored, home runs, and RBIs in separate seasons. He appeared in six post-seasons with the Dodgers (1949, 1952–53, 1955–56, 1959), facing the New York Yankees in the first five and the Chicago White Sox in the last. The Dodgers won the World Series in 1955 and in 1959.

Snider’s career numbers took a dip when the team moved to Los Angeles in 1958. Coupled with an aching knee and a 440-foot right field fence at the cavernous Coliseum, Snider hit only 15 home runs in 1958. Injuries and age would eventually play a role in reducing Snider to part-time status by 1961.

In 1962, when the Dodgers led the NL for most of the season only to find themselves tied with the hated Giants at the season’s end, it was Snider and third base coach Leo Durocher who reportedly pleaded with Manager Walter Alston to bring future Hall of Fame pitcher (and Cy Young award winner that year) Don Drysdale into the ninth inning of the third and deciding play-off game. Instead, Alston brought in Stan Williams in relief of a tiring Eddie Roebuck. A 4-2 lead turned into a 6-4 loss as the Giants rallied to win the pennant. For his trouble, Snider was sold to the New York Mets. It is said that Drysdale, his roommate, broke down and cried when he got the news of Snider’s departure.

When Snider joined the Mets, he discovered that his familiar number 4 was being worn by Charlie Neal, who refused to give it up. So Snider wore number 11 during the first half of the season, then switched back to 4 after Neal was traded. He proved to be a sentimental favorite among former Dodger fans who now rooted for the Mets, but after one season, he asked to be dealt to a contending team.

Snider was sold to the San Francisco Giants on Opening Day in 1964. Knowing that he had no chance of wearing number 4, which had been worn by Mel Ott and retired by the Giants, Snider took number 28. He retired at the end of the that season.

In Snider’s 18-year career, he batted .295 with 407 home runs and 1,333 RBI in 2,143 games. Snider went on to become a popular and respected analyst and play-by-play announcer for the Montreal Expos from 1973 to 1986, characterized by a mellow, low-key style. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Snider

 

KEISSER: From coast to coast, this loss is a bummer for all who follow Dodgers

“…He spent most of his career in Brooklyn, where he earned the “Duke of Flatbush” nickname, where he was one of the “Boys of Summer,” where he won the 1955 World Series, Brooklyn’s one and only, and where he became part of the New York center-field trilogy of “Willie, Mickey and the Duke.”

The passing of Duke Snider on Sunday morning at 84 is one of those moments when everyone associated with the national pastime feels some ache, be it a tear or a twinge. Baseball has lost a Hall of Famer and a two-coast icon who hit .295 with 407 home runs in his career, but his passing also means all seven everyday starters for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1949 to 1957 have died: Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges, Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Billy Cox, Carl Furillo and now Duke. …”

“…His years in Brooklyn were epic. He hit 316 home runs in his career there – nine years full-time, parts of two others – including 40 or more five straight years (53-57), an achievement neither Willie Mays nor Mickey Mantle ever matched.

He scored 100-plus runs six times and had 198 or more hits three times. He is the first National League player to hit four home runs in a World Series. He did it twice – 1952 and 1955 – the only player to do that. His 11 career World Series home runs is still the NL record and fourth all-time behind guys named Mantle, Ruth and Gehrig. He ranked eighth all-time in home runs when he retired.

Los Angeles never got to see the Duke Snider who played in Brooklyn. He was just 31 when the team moved to L.A. and the Coliseum. People joked about the short Chinese Wall in left field, but the real joke was on Snider.

He didn’t see the park layout until Opening Day – 425 feet to dead center field, expanding to 440 feet in right center and then 395 in straightaway right, before a quick ducktail to the foul pole that seemed to smirk at him when he played right field. Willie Mays saw it and said “Duke, they buried you.”

Snider hit just 15 home runs in 1958, and not one of them to right field at the Coliseum, an epic statistical anomaly.

If the Dodgers had never moved, or the right-field dimensions weren’t so absurd, Snider probably would have 500 career home runs rather than the 407 he ended with. But he never blamed the stadium.

“The Coliseum did take some away. I hit a lot of 400-foot outs,” Snider said. “But I can’t look at it that way. I lost a lot more to my knee injuries. If I had stayed healthy and been able to play every day until I was 37 instead of sporadically as I did, I might have reached those numbers. In 1958, I was probably 70 percent of the player I was in 1957.

“Injuries are part of the game. Mickey Mantle would have had more if not for a bad knee, and Sandy Koufax’s career was cut short by arthritis. I think my numbers are pretty good given what I dealt with those last years.” …”

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Sandy Amorós

Edmundo “Sandy” Amorós Isasi (January 30, 1930 – June 27, 1992) was a Cuban left fielder in Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers. Amorós was born in Havana. He both batted and threw left-handed. Dodgers scout Al Campanis signed him in 1951, struck by the small man’s speed.

Amorós, nicknamed for his resemblance to boxing champ Sandy Saddler, had a largely unremarkable major league career. However, his defining moment with the Brooklyn Dodgers was one of the most memorable events in World Series history. It was the sixth inning of the decisive Game 7 of the 1955 World Series. The Dodgers had never won a World Series in their history and were now trying to hold a 2-0 lead against their perennial rivals, the New York Yankees. The left-handed Amorós came into the game that inning as a defensive replacement, as the right-handed throwing Jim Gilliam moved from left field to second base in place of Don Zimmer. The first two batters in the inning reached base and Yogi Berra came to the plate. Berra, notorious for swinging at pitches outside the strike zone, hit an opposite-field shot toward the left field corner that looked to be a sure double, as the Brooklyn outfield had just shifted to the right. Amorós seemingly came out of nowhere, extended his gloved right hand to catch the ball and immediately skidded to a halt to avoid crashing into the fence near Yankee Stadium’s 301 distance marker in the left field corner. He then threw to the relay man, shortstop Pee Wee Reese, who in turn threw to first baseman Gil Hodges, doubling Gil McDougald off first; Hank Bauer grounded out to end the inning. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Amor%C3%B3s

History of the Brooklyn Dodgers

Brooklyn was home to numerous baseball clubs in the mid-1850s. Eight of 16 participants in the first convention were from Brooklyn, including the Atlantic, Eckford, and Excelsior clubs that combined to dominate play for most of the 1860s. Brooklyn helped make baseball commercial, as the locale of the first paid admission games, a series of three all star contests matching New York and Brooklyn in 1858. Brooklyn also featured the first two enclosed baseball grounds, the Union Grounds and the Capitoline Grounds; enclosed, dedicated ballparks accelerated the evolution from amateurism to professionalism.

Despite the success of Brooklyn clubs in the first Association, officially amateur until 1869, they fielded weak teams in the succeeding National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, the first professional league formed in 1871. The Excelsiors no longer challenged for the amateur championship after the Civil War and never entered the professional NA. The Eckfords and Atlantics declined to join until 1872 and thereby lost their best players; Eckford survived only one season and Atlantic four, with losing teams.

The National League replaced the NA in 1876 and granted exclusive territories to its eight members, excluding the Atlantics in favor of the New York Mutuals, who had shared the same home grounds. When the Mutuals were expelled by the league, the Hartford Dark Blues club moved in, changed its name to The Brooklyn Hartfords[1] and played its home games at Union Grounds in 1877 before disbanding.

The origin of the Dodgers

The team currently known as the Dodgers was formed (as the “Brooklyn Grays”) in 1883 by real estate magnate and baseball enthusiast Charles Byrne, who convinced his brother-in-law Joseph Doyle and casino operator Ferdinand Abell to start the team with him. Byrne set up a grandstand on Fifth Avenue and named it Washington Park in honor of George Washington. The team played in the minor Inter-State Association of Professional Baseball Clubs that first season. Doyle became the first manager of the team, which drew 6,000 fans to its first home game on May 12, 1883 against the Trenton team. The team won the league title after the Camden Merritt club disbanded on July 20 and Brooklyn picked up some of its better players. The Grays were invited to join the American Association for the following season. [2]

After winning the AA championship in 1889, the team moved to the National League and won the 1890 NL Championship, the first Major League team to win consecutive championships in two different leagues. Their success during this period was partly attributed to their absorbing the players of the defunct New York Metropolitans and Brooklyn Ward’s Wonders. In 1899, the Dodgers merged with the Baltimore Orioles, as Baltimore manager Ned Hanlon became the club’s new skipper and Charles Ebbets became the primary owner of the team.

The team’s nickname

Logo of the Brooklyn Dodgers/Superbas from 1910 through 1913

By 1890 New Yorkers (Brooklyn was a separate city until it became a borough in 1898) routinely called anyone from Brooklyn a “trolley dodger”, due to the vast network of street car lines criss-crossing the borough as people dodged trains to cross the streets. When the second Washington Park burned down early in the 1891 season, the team moved to nearby Eastern Park, which was bordered on two sides by street car tracks. That’s when the team was first called the Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers. That was soon shortened to Brooklyn Dodgers.[3] Possibly because of the “street character” nature of Jack Dawkins, the “Artful Dodger” in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, sportswriters in the early 20th Century began referring to the Dodgers as the “Bums”.

Other team names used by the franchise which would finally be called the Dodgers were the Grays, the Grooms, the Bridegrooms, the Superbas and the Robins. All of these nicknames were used by fans and sportswriters to describe the team, but not in any official capacity. The team’s legal name was the Brooklyn Base Ball Club.[4] However, the Trolley Dodger nickname was used throughout this period, along with these other nicknames, by fans and sportswriters of the day. The team did not use the name in any formal sense until 1932, when the word “Dodgers” appeared on jerseys for the team.[5] The “conclusive shift” came in 1933, when both home and road jerseys for the team bore the name “Dodgers”.[6]

Examples of how the many popularized names of the team were used interchangeably are available from newspaper articles from the period before 1932. A New York Times article describing a game the Dodgers played in 1916 starts out by referring to how “Jimmy Callahan, pilot of the Pirates, did his best to wreck the hopes the Dodgers have of gaining the National League pennant”, but then goes on to comment “the only thing that saved the Superbas from being toppled from first place was that the Phillies lost one of the two games played”.[7] What is interesting about the use of these two nicknames is that most baseball statistics sites and baseball historians generally now refer to the pennant-winning 1916 Brooklyn team as the Robins. A 1918 New York Times article does use the nickname Robins in its title “Buccaneers Take Last From Robins”, but the subtitle of the article reads “Subdue The Superbas By 11 To 4, Making Series An Even Break”.[8]

Another example of the interchangeability of the different nicknames is found on the program issued at Ebbetts Field for the 1920 World Series, which identifies the matchup in the series as “Dodgers vs. Indians”, despite the fact that the Robins nickname had been in consistent usage at this point for around six years.[9]

Rivalry with the Giants

Main article: Dodgers–Giants rivalry

The historic and heated rivalry between the Dodgers and the Giants is more than a century old. It began when both clubs played in New York City (the Dodgers in Brooklyn and the Giants in Manhattan). When both franchises moved to California after the 1957 season, the rivalry was easily transplanted, as the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco have long been rivals in economics, culture and politics.

“Uncle Robbie” and the “Daffiness Boys”

Manager Wilbert Robinson, another former Oriole, popularly known as “Uncle Robbie”, restored the Brooklyn team to respectability. His “Brooklyn Robins” reached the 1916 and 1920 World Series, losing both, but contending perennially for several seasons.[10] Charles Ebbetts and Ed McKeever died within a week of each other in 1925, and Robbie was named president while still field manager.[11] Upon assuming the title of president, however, Robinson’s ability to focus on the field declined, and the teams of the late 1920s were often fondly referred to as the “Daffiness Boys” for their distracted, error-ridden style of play.[12] Outfielder Babe Herman was the leader both in hitting and in zaniness. The signature Dodger play from this era occurred when Herman doubled into a double play, in which three players – Dazzy Vance, Chick Fewster, and Herman – all ended up at third base at the same time. After his removal as club president, Wilbert Robinson returned to managing, and the club’s performance rebounded somewhat.[12]

When Robinson retired in 1931, he was replaced as manager by Max Carey.[12] Although some suggested renaming the “Robins” the “Brooklyn Canaries”, after Carey (whose last name was originally “Carnarius”), the name “Brooklyn Dodgers” returned to stay following Robinson’s retirement.[12] It was during this era that Willard Mullin, a noted sports cartoonist, fixed the Brooklyn team with the lovable nickname of “Dem Bums”. After hearing his cab driver ask “So how did those bums do today?” Mullin decided to sketch an exaggerated version of famed circus clown Emmett Kelly to represent the Dodgers in his much-praised cartoons in the New York World-Telegram. Both the image and the nickname caught on, so much so that many a Dodger yearbook cover, from 1951 through 1957, featured a Willard Mullin illustration with the Brooklyn Bum.

Perhaps the highlight of the Daffiness Boys era came after Wilbert Robinson left the dugout.[12] In 1934, Giants player/manager Bill Terry was asked about the Dodgers’ chances in the coming pennant race and cracked infamously, “Is Brooklyn still in the league?” Managed now by Casey Stengel (who played for the Dodgers in the 1910s and would go on to greatness managing the New York Yankees),[12] the 1934 Dodgers were determined to make their presence felt. As it happened, the season entered its final games with the Giants tied with the St. Louis Cardinals for the pennant, with the Giants’ remaining games against the Dodgers. Stengel (along with a legion of angry Brooklyn fans) led his Bums to the Polo Grounds for the showdown, and they beat the Giants twice to knock them out of the pennant race.[12] The “Gashouse Gang” Cardinals nailed the pennant by beating the Cincinnati Reds those same two days.[12]

One key development during this era was the 1938 appointment of Leland Stanford MacPhail – better known as Larry MacPhail – as the Dodgers’ general manager.[12] MacPhail, who brought night baseball to MLB as general manager of the Reds, also introduced Brooklyn to night baseball and ordered the successful refurbishing of Ebbets Field.[12] He also brought Reds voice Red Barber to Brooklyn as the Dodgers’ lead announcer in 1939, just after MacPhail broke the New York baseball executives’ agreement to ban live baseball broadcasts, enacted because of the fear of what effect the radio calls would have on the home teams’ attendance.

MacPhail remained with the Dodgers until 1942, when he returned to the Armed Forces for World War II. (He later became one of the New York Yankees’ co-owners, bidding unsuccessfully for Barber to join him in the Bronx as announcer.) MacPhail’s son Leland Jr. (Lee MacPhail) and grandson Andy MacPhail also became MLB execs.

The first major-league baseball game to be televised was Brooklyn’s 6–1 victory over Cincinnati at Ebbets Field on August 26, 1939. Batting helmets were introduced to Major League Baseball by the Dodgers in 1941.

Breaking the color barrier

Jackie Robinson.

For most of the first half of the 20th century, no Major League Baseball team employed a black player. A parallel system of Negro Leagues developed, but most of the Negro League players were denied a chance to prove their skill before a national audience. Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play for a Major League Baseball team when he played his first major league game on April 15, 1947, as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. It happened mainly due to General Manager Branch Rickey’s efforts. The deeply religious Rickey’s motivation appears to have been primarily moral, although business considerations were also present. Rickey was a member of The Methodist Church, the antecedent denomination to The United Methodist Church of today, which was a strong advocate for social justice and active later in the Civil Rights movement.[13]

Rickey had also considered Robinson’s outstanding personal character in his decision, since he knew that boos, taunts, and criticism would arrive when Robinson was promoted to the Major Leagues, and that Robinson would have to be tough enough to withstand this abuse. He was. Rickey also wanted the first African-American Major Leaguer to be a no-doubt-about-it star, and Robinson definitely came through on that account as well, helping to lead the Dodgers to their best-ever stretch of success.[14]

The inclusion of Robinson on the team also led the Dodgers to move its spring training site. Prior to 1946, the Dodgers held their spring training in Jacksonville, Florida. However, the city’s stadium refused to host an exhibition game with the Montreal Royals – the Dodgers’ own farm club – on whose roster Robinson appeared at the time, citing segregation laws. Nearby Sanford similarly declined. Ultimately, City Island Ballpark in Daytona Beach agreed to host the game with Robinson on the field. The team would return to Daytona Beach for spring training in 1947, this time with Robinson on the big club. Although the Dodgers ultimately built Dodgertown and its Holman Stadium further south in Vero Beach, and played there for 61 spring training seasons from 1948 through 2008, Daytona Beach would rename City Island Ballpark to Jackie Robinson Ballpark in his honor.

This event was the continuation of the integration of professional sports in the United States, with professional football having led the way in 1946, with the concomitant demise of the Negro Leagues, and is regarded as a key moment in the history of the American civil rights movement. Robinson was an exceptional player, a speedy runner who sparked the team with his intensity. He was the inaugural recipient of the Rookie of the Year award, which is now named the Jackie Robinson award in his honor. The Dodgers’ willingness to integrate, when most other teams refused to, was a key factor in their 1947–1956 success. They won six pennants in those 10 years with the help of Robinson, three-time MVP Roy Campanella, Cy Young Award winner Don Newcombe, Jim Gilliam, and Joe Black. Robinson would eventually go on to become the first African-American elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

“Wait ’til next year!”

After the wilderness years of the 1920s and 1930s, the Dodgers were rebuilt into a contending club first by general manager Larry MacPhail and then the legendary Branch Rickey. Led by Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson and Gil Hodges in the infield, Duke Snider in center field, Carl Furillo in right field, Roy Campanella behind the plate, and Don Newcombe on the pitcher’s mound, the Dodgers won pennants in 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, and 1953, only to fall to the New York Yankees in all five of the subsequent World Series. The annual ritual of building excitement, followed in the end by disappointment, became a common pattern to the long suffering fans, and “Wait ’til next year!” became an unofficial Dodger slogan.

While the Dodgers generally enjoyed success during this period, in 1951 they fell victim to one of the largest collapses in the history of baseball.[15] On August 11, 1951 Brooklyn led the National League by an enormous 13½ games over their archrivals, the Giants. However, while the Dodgers went 26–22 from that time until the end of the season, the Giants went on an absolute tear, winning an amazing 37 of their last 44 games, including their last seven in a row. At the conclusion of the season, the Dodgers and the Giants were tied for first place, forcing a three-game playoff for the pennant. The Giants took Game 1 by a score of 3–1 before being shut out by the Dodgers’ Clem Labine in Game 2, 10–0. It all came down to the final game, and Brooklyn seemed to have the pennant locked up, holding a 4–2 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning. However, Giants outfielder Bobby Thomson hit a stunning three-run walk-off home run off the Dodgers’ Ralph Branca to secure the NL Championship for New York. Today, this home run is known as the Shot Heard ‘Round The World.

In 1955, by which time the core of the Dodger team was beginning to age, “next year” finally came. The fabled “Boys of Summer” shot down the “Bronx Bombers” in seven games[16], led by the first-class pitching of young left-hander Johnny Podres, whose key pitch was a changeup known as “pulling down the lampshade” because of the arm motion used right when the ball was released.[17] Podres won two Series games, including the deciding seventh. The turning point of Game 7 was a spectacular double play that began with left fielder Sandy Amoros running down Yogi Berra’s long fly ball, then throwing to shortstop Pee Wee Reese, who doubled up a surprised Gil McDougald at first base to preserve the Dodger lead. The Dodgers won 2–0.

Although the Dodgers lost the World Series to the Yankees in 1956 (during which the Yankees pitcher Don Larsen pitched the only postseason perfect game in baseball history, and the only post-season no-hitter until Roy Halladay’s no-hitter for the Phillies over the Reds on October 6, 2010), it hardly seemed to matter. Brooklyn fans had their memory of triumph, and soon that would be all they were left with – a victory that decades later would be remembered in the Billy Joel single “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, which included the line, “Brooklyn’s got a winning team.”

Move to California

Real estate businessman Walter O’Malley had acquired majority ownership of the Dodgers in 1950, when he bought the shares of his co-owners, the estate of Branch Rickey and the late John L. Smith. Before long he was working to buy new land in Brooklyn to build a more accessible and better arrayed ballpark than Ebbets Field. Beloved as it was, Ebbets Field had grown old and was not well served by infrastructure, to the point where the Dodgers could not sell the park out even in the heat of a pennant race (despite largely dominating the league from 1946 to 1957).

New York City Construction Coordinator Robert Moses, however, sought to force O’Malley into using a site in Flushing Meadows, Queens – the site for what eventually became Shea Stadium. Moses’ vision involved a city-built, city-owned park, which was greatly at odds with O’Malley’s real-estate savvy. When it became clear to O’Malley that he was not going to be allowed to buy any suitable land in Brooklyn, he began thinking elsewhere.

Walter O’Malley was free to purchase land of his own choosing but needed Robert Moses to condemn land along the Atlantic Railroad Yards (O’Malley’s preferred choice) in downtown Brooklyn under Title I authority. Title I gave the city municipality power to condemn land for the purpose of building what it calls “public purpose” projects. Moses interpretation of “public purpose” was to build public parks, public housing and public highways/bridges. What O’Malley wanted was for Moses to use this authority rather than pay market value for the land. With Title I, the city, aka Robert Moses, could have sold the land to O’Malley at a below market price. Robert Moses refused to honor O’Malley’s request and responded by saying, “If you want the land so bad, why don’t you purchase it with your own money?”[18]

Meanwhile, non-stop transcontinental air travel had become routine during the years since the Second World War, and teams were no longer bound by much slower railroad timetables. Because of these transportation advances, it became possible to locate teams further apart – as far west as California – while maintaining the same game schedules.

When Los Angeles officials attended the 1956 World Series looking to entice a team to move to the City of Angels, they were not even thinking of the Dodgers. Their original target had been the Washington Senators (who would in fact move to Bloomington, Minnesota to become the Minnesota Twins in 1961). At the same time, O’Malley was looking for a contingency in case Moses and other New York politicians refused to let him build the Brooklyn stadium he wanted, and sent word to the Los Angeles officials that he was interested in talking. Los Angeles offered him what New York would not: a chance to buy land suitable for building a ballpark, and own that ballpark, giving him complete control over all its revenue streams.

Meanwhile, Giants owner Horace Stoneham was having similar difficulty finding a replacement for his team’s antiquated home stadium, the Polo Grounds. Stoneham was considering moving the Giants to Minneapolis, but was persuaded instead to move them to San Francisco, ensuring that the Dodgers would have a National League rival closer than St. Louis. So the two arch-rival teams, the Dodgers and Giants, moved out to the West Coast together after the 1957 season.

The Brooklyn Dodgers played their final game at Ebbets Field on September 24, 1957, which the Dodgers won 2–0 over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

On April 18, 1958, the Los Angeles Dodgers played their first game in LA, defeating the former New York and now new San Francisco Giants, 6–5, before 78,672 fans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.[19] Sadly, catcher Roy Campanella, left partially paralyzed in an off-season accident, was never able to play for Los Angeles.

A 2007 HBO film, Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush, is a documentary covering the Dodgers history from early days to the beginning of the Los Angeles era.

 

The Boys of Summer

“…The Boys of Summer is a widely-acclaimed book written by Roger Kahn. After recounting his childhood in Brooklyn, the author relates some history of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team up to their victory in the 1955 World Series. He then tracks the lives of the players over the subsequent years as they aged. The book takes its name from a verse by Dylan Thomas. It was made into a video documentary dedicated to the memories of Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges, Billy Cox and Ebbets Field.

The first section describes the author’s growing up in a remarkable Brooklyn family and his life as a young reporter on the New York Herald Tribune. He then recounts covering the Dodgers through two exciting seasons, made bittersweet by the death of the author’s father.

The next section details the lives of the players from the glory days, but in middle age. Different chapters are devoted to different players (Clem Labine, George Shuba, Carl Erskine, Andy Pafko, Joe Black, Preacher Roe, Pee Wee Reese, Carl Furillo, Gil Hodges, Roy Campanella, Duke Snider, Jackie Robinson and Billy Cox).

Since its publication in 1972, The Boys of Summer has been through numerous editions and at least 90 printings. James Michener called it “America’s finest book on sports.” “What a very great book,” wrote George Frazier in the Boston Globe. A Sports Illustrated panel recently selected The Boys of Summer as the greatest of all American books on baseball. …” …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boys_of_Summer_(book)

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Julian Assange To Be Extradicted To Sweden On European Arrest Warrant–Assange Appeals Court’s Decision–Leaving On A Jet Plane–Secret Swedish Sex Star Chamber–Videos

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Blogroll, Culture, Economics, Employment, Federal Government, Foreign Policy, government, government spending, Homes, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, People, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Rants | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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London Court Grants Swedish Request to Extradite Assange

By RAVI SOMAIYA

“…Judge Howard Riddle took just over an hour to issue a sweeping dismissal of the defense team’s arguments — from arcane technical points to dark suggestions that Mr. Assange would not receive a fair trial in Sweden and might even face extradition to the United States, imprisonment at the Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, prison and possibly death.

The judge said that Mr. Assange appeared to have been “deliberately avoiding interrogation” when he left Sweden in September in the wake of allegations by two women in Stockholm that he had sexually abused them. Under Sweden’s strict sexual-crimes laws, he is accused of two counts of sexual molestation, one count of unlawful coercion and one count of rape. His accusers, both WikiLeaks volunteers, have said that their sexual encounters with Mr. Assange started out as consensual but turned nonconsensual.

Under the circumstances, Judge Riddle said, Swedish prosecutors had every right to issue a warrant last December for his arrest and return.

Mr. Assange, a 39-year-old Australian, was impassive but pale as the judgment was delivered. Outside the court, he described the decision as “a rubber-stamping process” and reiterated his determination to fight the decision. …”

“…

Mr. Assange has told friends in Britain that he feared that extradition to Sweden would be a step toward prosecution on American soil for his work with WikiLeaks. But a former colleague said in an interview that he thought Mr. Assange’s concerns were more immediate.

The colleague, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, one of the OpenLeaks founders, told reporters last week that when Mr. Assange first heard about the sexual abuse allegations in late August, “he was not concerned about the United States.”

“He was very scared of going to prison in Sweden,” Mr. Domscheit-Berg said, “which he thought might happen.”

If Mr. Assange’s appeals fail and he is returned to Sweden, the country’s procedures will not allow him bail, and he will probably be jailed in the city of Gothenburg, the British court was told.

If convicted, he could receive a maximum sentence of four years. …”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/25/world/europe/25assange.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss

 

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“…An abortion doctor who became a leading pro-life activist has died at age 84.

Dr. Bernard Nathanson worked at an abortion clinic in New York. In 1969 he helped found the National Association for the Repeal of Abortions Laws, now called the NARAL Pro-Choice America.

He said that he had a change of heart after seeing ultrasound images of the babies he was aborting.

Nathanson estimated he was responsible for 75,000 abortions before he quit doing the procedures.

“I accuse Planned Parenthood and all its co-conspirators in the abortion industry of consistent conspiracy of silence, of keeping women in the dark with respect to the true nature of abortion,” Nathanson said in the pro-life film, “The Silent Scream, which he narrated.

His wife, Christine Reisner-Nathanson, said he died Monday at his Manhattan home after a long battle with cancer. …”

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Abortion Statistics

Characteristics of Women Having Abortions

  • Over half (56%) of all women having abortions between 15-44 are in their 20’s.
  • Nearly eight in 10 U.S. women obtaining an abortion report a religious affiliation.
    • 43% are Protestant
    • 27% are Catholic
    • 8% are other religions
  • 41% of women having abortions are white, 32% are black, and 20% are hispanic

  • Black and Hispanic women have higher abortion rates than non-Hispanic white women. Black women’s abortion rates are 49 per 1,000, Hispanic women’s are 33 per 1,000 and non-Hispanic white women’s are 13 per 1,000.
  • According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, the most recurrent characteristics of women having abortions over time are nonwhite, poor and unmarried.

African American Community

  • According to the CDC, each year 616,074 African Americans are born.
  • 458,500 babies will have died from abortion.
  • 284,877 blacks will have died that same year through anything from natural causes to heart disease.
  • There are 743,377 Africans Americans dying yearly. This number is 127,303 more than those that are born.
  • From 1973 to 2004, nearly 30% of the black population were erased through abortion. Out of the average 4,400 babies dying daily that are reported abortions, an estimated 1,300 are African American. They account for 32% of women having abortions yearly, yet make up only 13% of the American population. African American women are 3 times as likely to have an abortion than other women. …”

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U.S. Abortion Statistics

 

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“…National abortion statistics in the U.S. are available from two sources, privately from The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) and federally from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Since California, Louisiana, and New Hampshire do not provide abortion data to the federal government, and since California accounts for more abortions than any other state in the U.S, the CDC numbers are incomplete. AGI, on the other hand, is the research arm of Planned Parenthood, the world’s largest abortion provider. While their data is helpful, they certainly have a position and agenda in regard to abortion. The following information has been gleaned from both sources to provide an overview of the frequency and demography of abortion. …”

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Tuskegee remains the single most complete source of statistics and records on this crime since 1882. As of 1959, which was the last time that their annual Lynch Report was published, a total of 4,733 persons had died as a result of lynching since 1882. To quote the report,  

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“Except for 1955, when three lynchings were reported in Mississippi, none has been recorded at Tuskegee since 1951. In 1945, 1947, and 1951, only one case per year was reported. The most recent case reported by the institute as a lynching was that of Emmett Till, 14, a Negro who was beaten, shot to death, and thrown into a river at Greenwood, Mississippi on August 28, 1955… For a period of 65 years ending in 1947, at least one lynching was reported each year. The most for any year was 231 in 1892. From 1882 to 1901, lynchings averaged more than 150 a year. Since 1924, lynchings have been in a marked decline, never more than 30 cases, which occurred in 1926….”[51]

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Abortion Doctor Charged With Murder in Horrifying Story

 

Philadelphia doctor accused of murdering patient, newborns

Philadelphia Horror update: Consequences

By Michelle Malkin • February 16, 2011
“…The White House and the Democrat leadership in Washington may not care, but the people of the state of Pennsylvania — in both parties — have not turned a blind eye to the innocent victims of the Philadelphia Horror.GOP Gov. Tom Corbett announced the firing of six state workers who aided and abetted the baby serial killing spree and the butchering of untold numbers of women’s lives:

Pennsylvania’s governor fired six state officials for failing to stop an abortion doctor now charged with murder. Governor Tom Corbett announced the firings today, in addition to three officials who had already resigned. Corbett also announced a shakeup at the two agencies cited in a grand jury report for ignoring complaints about Dr. Kermit Gosnell….”http://michellemalkin.com/2011/02/16/philadelphia-horror-update-consequences/

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The Silent Scream Complete Version – Abortion as Infanticide

Dr. Bernard Nathanson’s classic video that shocked the world. He explains the procedure of a suction abortion, followed by an actual first trimester abortion as seen through ultrasound. The viewer can see the child’s pathetic attempts to escape the suction curette as her heart rate doubles, and a “silent scream” as her body is torn apart. A great tool to help people see why abortion is murder. The most important video on abortion ever made. This video changed opinion on abortion to many people.
Introduction by Dr. Bernard Nathanson, host. Describes the technology of ultrasound and how, for the first time ever, we can actually see inside the womb. Dr. Nathanson further describes the ultrasound technique and shows examples of babies in the womb. Three-dimensional depiction of the developing fetus, from 4 weeks through 28 weeks. Display and usage of the abortionists’ tools, plus video of an abortionist performing a suction abortion. Dr. Nathanson discusses the abortionist who agreed to allow this abortion to be filmed with ultrasound. The abortionist was quite skilled, having performed more than 10,000 abortions. We discover that the resulting ultrasound of his abortion so appalled him that he never again performed another abortion. The clip begins with an ultrasound of the fetus (girl) who is about to be aborted. The girl is moving in the womb; displays a heartbeat of 140 per minute; and is at times sucking her thumb. As the abortionist’s suction tip begins to invade the womb, the child rears and moves violently in an attempt to avoid the instrument. Her mouth is visibly open in a “silent scream.” The child’s heart rate speeds up dramatically (to 200 beats per minute) as she senses aggression. She moves violently away in a pathetic attempt to escape the instrument. The abortionist’s suction tip begins to rip the baby’s limbs from its body, ultimately leaving only her head in the uterus (too large to be pulled from the uterus in one piece). The abortionist attempts to crush her head with his forceps, allowing it to be removed. In an effort to “dehumanize” the procedure, the abortionist and anesthesiologist refer to the baby’s head as “number 1.” The abortionist crushes “number 1″ with the forceps and removes it from the uterus. Abortion statistics are revealed, as well as who benefits from the enormously lucrative industry that has developed. Clinics are now franchised, and there is ample evidence that many are controlled by organized crime. Women are victims, too. They haven’t been told about the true nature of the unborn child or the facts about abortion procedures. Their wombs have been perforated, infected, destroyed, and sterilized. All as a result of an operation about which they they have had no true knowledge. Films like this must be made part of “informed consent.” NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) and Planned Parenthood are accused of a conspiracy of silence, of keeping women in the dark about the reality of abortion. Finally, Dr. Nathanson discusses his credentials. He is a former abortionist, having been the director of the largest clinic in the Western world. …”  

 

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Joseph-Maurice Ravel–Boléro–Videos

Posted on February 19, 2011. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, Music, People, Philosophy, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

 

“Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second.”

 

“It constitutes an experiment in a very special and limited direction, and should not be suspected of aiming at achieving anything different from, or anything more than, it actually does achieve. Before its first performance, I issued a warning to the effect that what I had written was a piece lasting seventeen minutes and consisting wholly of “orchestral tissue without music” — of one very long, gradual crescendo. There are no contrasts, and practically no invention except the plan and the manner of execution.”

BOLERO-RAVEL

 

Ravel: Bolero, Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra

 

Wiener Philharmoniker – Maurice Ravel Bolero

 

Ravel Bolero Christoph Eschenbach Orchestre de Paris part1

 

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Ravel. BOLERO. 2010.05.08

 

 

 

“I did my work slowly, drop by drop. I tore it out of me by pieces.”

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Joseph-Maurice Ravel

“…Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 – December 28, 1937) was a French composer of Impressionist music known especially for his melodies, orchestral and instrumental textures and effects. Much of his piano music, chamber music, vocal music and orchestral music has entered the standard concert repertoire.

Ravel’s piano compositions, such as Jeux d’eau, Miroirs, Le tombeau de Couperin and Gaspard de la nuit, demand considerable virtuosity from the performer, and his orchestral music, including Daphnis et Chloé and his arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, uses a variety of sound and instrumentation.

Ravel is perhaps known best for his orchestral work Boléro (1928), which he considered trivial and once described as “a piece for orchestra without music.”[1]

According to SACEM, Ravel’s estate earns more royalties than that of any other French composer. According to international copyright law, Ravel’s works have been in the public domain since January 1, 2008 in most countries. In France, due to anomalous copyright law extensions to account for the two world wars, they will not enter the public domain until 2015.[2] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Ravel

 

Boléro

“…Boléro is a one-movement orchestral piece by Maurice Ravel. Originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian ballerina Ida Rubenstein, the piece, which premiered in 1928, is Ravel’s most famous musical composition.[2] Before Boléro, Ravel had composed large scale ballets (such as Daphnis et Chloé, composed for the Ballets Russes 1909–1912), suites for the ballet (such as the second orchestral version of Ma Mère l’Oye, 1912), and one-movement dance pieces (such as La Valse, 1906–1920). Apart from such compositions intended for a staged dance performance, Ravel had demonstrated an interest in composing re-styled dances, from his earliest successes (the 1895 Menuet and the 1899 Pavane) to his more mature works like Le tombeau de Couperin (which takes the format of a dance suite).

Boléro epitomises Ravel’s preoccupation with restyling and reinventing dance movements. It was also one of the last pieces he composed before illness forced him into retirement: the two piano concertos and the Don Quichotte à Dulcinée song cycle were the only compositions that followed Boléro. …”

“…Composition

The work had its genesis in a commission from the dancer Ida Rubinstein, who asked Ravel to make an orchestral transcription of six pieces from Isaac Albéniz’ set of piano pieces, Iberia.[3] While working on the transcription, Ravel was informed that the movements had already been orchestrated by Spanish conductor Enrique Arbós, and that copyright law prevented any other arrangement from being made.[3] When Arbós heard of this, he said he would happily waive his rights and allow Ravel to orchestrate the pieces.[3] However Ravel changed his mind and decided initially to orchestrate one of his own previously-written works.[3] He then changed his mind again and decided to write a completely new piece based on the musical form and Spanish dance called bolero.[3] While on vacation at St Jean-de-Luz, Ravel went to the piano and played a melody with one finger to his friend Gustave Samazeuilh, saying “Don’t you think this theme has an insistent quality? I’m going to try and repeat it a number of times without any development, gradually increasing the orchestra as best I can.”[3] This piece was initially called Fandango, but its title was soon changed to “Boléro“.[3]

Premiere and early performances

The composition was a sensational success when it was premiered at the Paris Opéra on November 22, 1928, with choreography by Bronislava Nijinska and designs by Alexandre Benois. The orchestra of the Opéra was conducted by Walther Straram. Ernest Ansermet had originally been engaged to conduct the orchestra during its entire ballet season; however the orchestra refused to play under him.[4] A scenario by Rubinstein and Nijinska was printed in the program for the premiere:[4]

Inside a tavern in Spain, people dance beneath the brass lamp hung from the ceiling. [In response] to the cheers to join in, the female dancer has leapt onto the long table and her steps become more and more animated.

Ravel himself, however, had a different conception of the work: his preferred stage design was of an open-air setting with a factory in the background, reflecting the mechanical nature of the music.[5]

Boléro became Ravel’s most famous composition, much to the surprise of the composer, who had predicted that most orchestras would refuse to play it.[3] It is usually played as a purely orchestral work, only rarely being staged as a ballet. According to a possibly apocryphal story, at the premiere a woman shouted that Ravel was mad. When told about this, Ravel smiled and remarked that she had understood the piece.[6] The piece was first published by the Parisian firm Durand in 1929. Arrangements of the piece were made for piano solo and piano duet (two people playing at one piano), and Ravel himself composed a version for two pianos, published in 1930.

The first recording was made by Piero Coppola in Paris for The Gramophone Company on January 8, 1930. The recording session was attended by Ravel.[7] The very next day Ravel made his own recording for Polydor, conducting the Lamoureux Orchestra.[7] That same year further recordings were made by Serge Koussevitzky with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Willem Mengelberg with the Concertgebouw Orchestra.[7]

 The Toscanini affair

Conductor Arturo Toscanini gave the U.S. premiere of Boléro with the New York Philharmonic on November 14, 1929.[8] The performance was a great success, bringing “shouts and cheers from the audience” according to a New York Times review[8] leading one critic to declare that “it was Toscanini who launched the career of the Boléro”,[8] and another to claim that Toscanini had made Ravel into “almost an American national hero”.[8]

On May 4, 1930, Toscanini performed the work with the New York Philharmonic at the Paris Opéra as part of that orchestra’s European tour. Toscanini’s tempo was significantly faster than Ravel preferred, and Ravel signaled his disapproval by refusing to respond to Toscanini’s gesture during the audience ovation.[3] An exchange took place between the two men backstage after the concert. According to one account Ravel said “It’s too fast”, to which Toscanini responded “It’s the only way to save the work”.[9] According to another report Ravel said “That’s not my tempo”. Toscanini replied “When I play it at your tempo, it is not effective”, to which Ravel retorted “Then do not play it”.[10] Four months later Ravel attempted to smooth over relations with Toscanini by sending him a note explaining that “I have always felt that if a composer does not take part in the performance of a work, he must avoid the ovations” and, ten days later, inviting Toscanini to conduct the premiere of his Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.[11]

Early popularity

The Toscanini affair became a cause célèbre and further increased Boléro’s fame.[2] Other factors in the work’s renown were the large number of early performances, gramophone records (including Ravel’s own), transcriptions and radio broadcasts, together with the 1934 motion picture Bolero starring Carole Lombard, in which the music plays an important role.[2]

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Bolero

 

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Joel C. Rosenberg–The Twelfth Iman–Videos

Posted on February 19, 2011. Filed under: Blogroll, Books, Communications, Cult, Culture, Demographics, Economics, Education, Federal Government, government, government spending, history, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, People, Philosophy, Politics, Rants, Raves, Talk Radio, Uncategorized, Video, War, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

“…Synopsis

Tensions are rising in the Middle East.  Iran’s president vows to annihilate the United States and Israel. Israel’s prime minister says someone must hit Iran’s nuclear sites “before it’s too late.” The American president warns against a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities and says negotiations are the key to finding peace.
And amid it all, rumors are swirling throughout the region of a mysterious religious cleric claiming to be the Islamic messiah known as the Mahdi or the Twelfth Imam. Word of his miracles, healings, signs, and wonders is spreading like wildfire.
CIA operative David Shirazi was born for this moment. He is recruited and sent into Tehran with one objective: use all means necessary to disrupt Iran’s nuclear weapons program, without leaving American fingerprints and without triggering an apocalyptic new war.
But time is running out.

Publishers Weekly

Bestseller Rosenberg (The Last Jihad) has carved out a deep niche in conservative political fiction, vividly sweeping from 1979 Iran during the hostage crisis to a world-threatening crisis in the present day. When a prophecy of the coming Mahdi, or 12th imam, is believed to have been fulfilled through a Muslim prophet, a nuclear attack is threatened by Iran against Israel to bring the end of days. Iranian-American CIA operative David Shirazi must infiltrate the Iranian government without leaving American fingerprints and stop the ultimate disaster that would certainly escalate into international conflict. Filled with Islamic culture and history, this story of an Iranian family and an American one trying to understand one another is coupled with an emerging love story that will no doubt play out in coming books, since the ending is left open for more. Readers must keep track of many characters, but the author has provided a character list. Toeing the Christian conservative line while still writing sympathetic Muslim characters, Rosenberg is a go-to novelist for Christian political fiction. (Oct.)

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Biography

Joel C. Rosenberg is the New York Times best-selling author of The Last Jihad, The Last Days, The Ezekiel Option, The Copper Scroll, and Epicenter, with 1.5 million copies in print. A communications strategist based in Washington, D.C., he has worked with some of the world’s most influential and provocative leaders, including Steve Forbes, Rush Limbaugh, former Israeli deputy prime minister Natan Sharansky, and former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Once a political columnist for World magazine, he now writes commentaries for National Review as well as a weekly e-mail update known as “Flash Traffic” for business and political leaders. A front-page Sunday New York Times profile called him a “force in the capital.” He has also been profiled by the Washington Times and the Jerusalem Post and has been interviewed on ABC’s Nightline, CNN Headline News, FOX News Channel, The History Channel, MSNBC, The Rush Limbaugh Show, and The Sean Hannity Show. …”

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The Twelfth Imam, by Joel Rosenberg

 

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“… Joel C. Rosenberg (born 1967) is an American communications strategist, author of the Last Jihad series, and founder of The Joshua Fund.[3][4] An Evangelical Christian whose father had been raised in an Orthodox Jewish household,[5] he has written five novels about terrorism and how it relates to Bible Prophecy, including Gold Medallion Book Award winner The Ezekiel Option,[6] along with two nonfiction books, Epicenter and Inside the Revolution, on the alleged resemblance of biblical prophecies and current events. Rosenberg serves as a political columnist for World and he has also had his work published by the Wall Street Journal, National Review, and Policy Review. He and his wife, Lynn, have four sons and reside near Washington, D.C. …”

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Timothy P. Carney–Obamanomics: How Barack Obama Is Bankrupting You and Enriching His Wall Street Friends, Corporate Lobbyists, and Union Bosses –Videos

Posted on February 19, 2011. Filed under: Banking, Blogroll, Business, College, Communications, Demographics, Economics, Education, Employment, Federal Government, Fiscal Policy, government, government spending, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, Monetary Policy, Money, People, Philosophy, Politics, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Resources, Security, Taxes, Video, War, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

“…Synopsis

Praise for Obamanomics“The notion that ‘big business’ is on the side of the free market is one of progressivism’s most valuable myths. It allows them to demonize corporations by day and get in bed with them by night. Obamanomics is conservative muckraking at its best. It reveals how President Obama is exploiting the big business mythology to undermine the free market and stick it to entrepreneurs, taxpayers, and consumers. It’s an indispensable field guide to the Obama years.”
—Jonha Goldberg, LA Times columnist and best-selling author“‘Every time government gets bigger, somebody’s getting rich.’ With this astute observation, Tim Carney begins his task of laying bare the Obama administration’s corporatist governing strategy, hidden behind the president’s populist veneer. This meticulously researched book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand how Washington really works.”
—David Freddoso, best-selling author of The Case Against Barack Obama“Every libertarian and free-market conservative who still believes that large corporations are trusted allies in the battle for economic liberty needs to read this book, as does every well-meaning liberal who believes that expansions of the welfare-regulatory state are done to benefit the common people.”
—Congressman Ron Paul“It’s understandable for critics to condemn President Obama for his ‘socialism.’ But as Tim Carney shows, the real situation is at once more subtle and more sinister. Obamanomics favors big business while disproportionately punishing everyone else. So-called progressives are too clueless to notice, as usual, which is why we have Tim Carney and this book.”
—Thomas E. Woods, Jr., best-selling author of Meltdown and The Politically Incorrect Guideto American History …”

  

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Posted on February 19, 2011. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Cult, Culture, Demographics, Economics, Education, Employment, Federal Government, Films, Foreign Policy, government, government spending, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, People, Philosophy, Politics, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Religion, Resources, Security, Strategy, Talk Radio, Technology, Video, War, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , |

Inside the Revolution: How the Followers of Jihad, Jefferson and Jesus Are Battling to Dominate the Middle East and Transform the World

By Joel Rosenberg

“…Synopsis

In 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini seized power in Iran, unleashed the Islamic Revolution, and changed the world forever. Three decades later, New York Times best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg brings you a groundbreaking documentary film that takes you inside the three most dramatic movements of our time:

  • THE RADICALS—Why do Radical Muslims want to annihilate the United States and Israel? Why do they believe the Islamic Messiah’s arrival on Earth is “imminent” and the End of Days is at hand? How close are they to acquiring nuclear weapons and achieving their apocalyptic objectives?
  • THE REFORMERS—Aren’t there any Muslims who believe the Radicals are wrong? Is there any real hope such Reformers can create real democracies in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere?
  • THE REVIVALISTS—Is it really true that millions of Muslims are abandoning Islam and turning to faith in Jesus Christ? How is it happening? What are their stories?

Inside the Revolution is a 90-minute documentary film with extensive special features and exclusive interviews with:

  • Porter Goss, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Lt.-General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, former Delta Force commander and deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence
  • Hon. Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel
  • Senior Iraqi government officials
  • Joel C. Rosenberg, author and founder of The Joshua Fund

Filmed on location in Iraq, Turkey, Morocco, Israel, the United Kingdom, and Washington, D.C. …”

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Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Mahdī

Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Mahdī (محمد ابن الحسن المهدى) (born c. July 29, 869; 15 Sha‘bān 255 AH) is believed by Twelver Shī‘a Muslims to be the Māhdī, an ultimate savior of humankind and the final Imām of the Twelve Imams. Twelver Shī‘a believe that al-Māhdī was born in 869 and did not die but rather was hidden by God (this is referred to as the Occultation) and will later emerge with Isa (Jesus Christ) in order to fulfill their mission of bringing peace and justice to the world. He assumed the Imamate at 5 years of age. Some Shiīte schools do not consider ibn-al-Hasan to be the Mahdī , though the mainstream sect Twelvers do. …”

“…Twelver Shi’as believe that Mahdi was born in 869 AD as Abu’l Qasim Hujjat ibn Hasan ibn ‘Alī. There are a couple narrations regarding the origin of his mother. One is that his mother, Narjis (Melika), was a Byzantine princess who pretended to be a slave so that she might travel from her kingdom to Arabia. Another narration says she was from Africa.[4][5] His father, Hasan al-Askari, is believed to have been the eleventh and penultimate Shi’a Imam. Shi’as believe that his birth was kept a secret due to the persecution that the Shi’a were facing during this time at the hands of Al-Mu’tamid, the Abbasid Caliph.[6][7]

To support Imam Mahdi’s claim, Twelver Shi’as along with all other Muslim sects quote the following Hadith: “I and `Ali are the fathers of this nation; whoever knows us very well also knows Allah, and whoever denies us also denies Allah, the Unique, the Mighty. And from `Ali’s descendants are my grandsons al-Hasan and al-Husayn, who are the masters of the youths of Paradise, and from al-Husayn’s descendants shall be nine: whoever obeys them obeys me, and whoever disobeys them also disobeys me; the ninth among them is their Qa’im and Mahdi.” [8]

The eleventh Shi’a Imam Hasan al-Askari died on 1 January 874 AD (8th Rabi’ al-awwal, 260 AH)[6] and since that day, his son Mahdi is believed by Shi’as to be the Imam, appointed by Allah, to lead the believers of the era. The most popular account of al-Mahdi in Shi’a literature is taken from his father’s funeral. It is reported that as the funeral prayer was about to begin, al-Mahdi’s uncle, Jafar ibn Ali approached to lead the prayers. However, al-Mahdi approached and commanded, “Move aside, uncle; only an Imam can lead the funeral prayer of an Imam.” Jafar moved aside, and the five-year-old child led the funeral prayer for his father. It is reported that it was at this very moment that al-Mahdi disappeared and went into ghaybat, or occultation.[citation needed]

 Significance of the Twelfth Imam

Some hadith indicate significance to the twelfth generation of descendants of Muhammad.

A hadith from the Shi’a text (Kitab Al-Kafi) containing a conversation between the first Shia Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib and a man named al-Asbagh ibn Nubata, as well as a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim in which Muhammad speaks of Twelve Successors.

From Sahih Bukhari:

Narrated Jabir bin Samura: I heard Muhammad saying, “Islam will continue to be strong to twelve Muslim rulers.” He then said a sentence which I did not hear. My father said, “All of them (those rulers) will be from Quraish.” [9]

In a hadith widely regarded as authentic, Muhammad said,

Even if the entire duration of the world’s existence has already been exhausted and only one day is left before the Day of Judgment, Allah will expand that day to such a length of time, as to accommodate the kingdom of a person out of Ahl al-Bayt who will be called by my name and my father’s name. He will then fill the Earth with peace and justice as it will have been filled with injustice and tyranny before then.[10]

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09/30/2003 6,783,231,062,743.62
09/30/2002 6,228,235,965,597.16
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Fiscal Year 2012 Budget of the United States Government

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Sections/NEWS/A_Politics/___Politics_Today_Stories_Teases/budget.pdf

Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace with Rep. Paul Ryan on Obama budget 2012


Paul Ryan’s GOP Response to State of the Union 2011

Rep. Michele Bachmann Delivers Tea Party Response to State of the Union

Libertarian response to State of the Union and Republicans

Political Checklist: President Obama’s Budget a ‘Starting Point’


Budget Fiscal Year 2012 Tables Budget Totals

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2012/assets/tables.pdf

Summary of Budget Receipts, Outlays and Deficits/Surpluses

(in billions of U.S. dollars)

President Bush

Fiscal Year Tax Receipts Spending Outlays Deficits (-)/Surplus
2005 2,153.611 2,471.957 -318.346
2006 2,406.869 2,655.050 -248.181
2007 2,567.985 2,728.686 -160.701
2008 2,523.991 2,982.544 -458.553

President Obama

Fiscal Year Tax Receipts Spending Outlays Deficits (-)/Surplus
2009 2,104.989 3,517.677 -1,412.688
2010 2,162.724 3,456.213 -1,293.489
2011 estimate 2,173.700 3,818.819 -1,645.119
2012 estimate 2,627.449 3,728.686 -1,101.237

President Obama proposes another unbalanced budget exceeding over $1,101 billion.

In just three years (Fiscal Years 2010-2012) President Obama will run up deficits totalling over $4,000 billion.

This is totally irresponsible and reckless.

President Obama is not a leader, he is a reader.

In order to balance the budget without increasing taxes, the Federal government would need to cut Federal spending outlays by over $1,000 billion.

The tea party movement is demanding spending cuts that would balance the budget in Fiscal Year 2012 and no longer require any increases in the national debt ceiling.

Everything must be on the table including spending on defense and homeland security, welfare programs and entitlements (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)).

Entire Federal Departments, agencies and programs need to be shut down permanently to save the two entitlements that are now running deficits–Social Security and Medicare.

The nation and the American people cannot afford Obama Care which must be repealed.

How To Balance the Obama Budget

Milton Friedman on Libertarianism (Part 4 of 4)

At least ten Federal Departments must be closed.

Federal government spending outlays would need to be cut to Fiscal Year 2005 levels of about $2,500 billion.

This represents a $1,200 billion reduction in spending outlays from President Obama’s proposed Fiscal Year 2012.

This also represent a $500 billion reduction from the Republican promise of a budget at Fiscal Year 2008 levels with tax receipts of $2,523 billion, spending outlay of $2,982 billion and a deficit of $458 billion.

In other words the Republicans would need to cut their proposed spending outlays by about $500 billion to balance the budget.

This assumes that estimated tax receipts for Fiscal Year 2012 is about $2,500 billion which currently seems very optimistic given current tax receipt collections.

The time has come to permanently close entire Federal government departments.

For all practical purposes President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget is dead on arrival.

President Obama is the most fiscally irresponsible President in the history of the United States.

The President said the government must leave within its means.

Obama- Washington Should ‘Live Within Its Means’

Then President Obama proposes yet another unbalanced budget with over $1,100 billion in deficit spending.

This requires more Treasury debt and a raising of the national debt ceiling level.

The President is lying to the American people and should not be believed or trusted.

The President is clearly out of touch with reality and is delusional if he thinks the American people are falling for his lies.

Ben Bernanke is also lying when he says the Federal Reserve is not monetizing the debt to pay the Federal Government spending outlay.

Paul Ryan Questions Bernanke

Ron Paul: Bring the Troops Home, End the Welfare State, Stop Monetizing Debt

Bernanke is debasing the value of the U.S. dollar–a hidden tax on the American people that you pay with higher prices on all goods and services.

Time for the tea party movement to march on Washington D.C. on April 15, 2011 to pressure both Democrats and Republicans to cut spending, balance the budget and replace the Federal income tax with the Fair Tax.

Start the march at the Federal Reserve Building and

then march pass the White House

and then march to the Capital building for a rally.

The goal is a three million person march starting at the Federal Reserve and marching pass White house and then rally at the Capital.

Bring your family, friends and the unemployed.

The political establishment and politicians of both parties either start being financial responsible with balanced budget and the FairTax or they will be thrown out of office in November 2012 elections and their staffs fired.

The FairTax: It’s Time

FairTax.Org

http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer

9/12 Taxpayer Tea Party March on Washington, DC

9-12 Tea Party Protest in Washington DC – STOP out-of-control spending

http://www.federalbudget.com/

Background Articles and Videos

The Bush/Obama Years (Dan Mitchell)

Federal deficit on track for a record this fiscal year

Government debt to exceed U.S. economy

“…Mr. Obama‘s budget projects that 2011 will see the biggest one-year debt jump in history, or nearly $2 trillion, to reach $15.476 trillion by Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. That would be 102.6 percent of GDP — the first time since World War II that dubious figure has been reached.

And the budget projects the government will run a deficit of $1.645 trillion this year, topping 2009’s previous record by more than $230 billion. By contrast, 2007’s deficit was just $160 billion altogether.

Still, amid the other staggering numbers in the budget Mr. Obama sent to Congress on Monday, the debt stands out because Congress will need to vote to raise the debt limit later this year, and because the numbers are so large.

In one often-cited study, economists Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff have argued that when a nation’s gross debt passes 90 percent it hinders overall economic growth. The government measures debt several ways. Debt held by the public includes the money borrowed from Social Security’s trust fund.

President Obama speaks Monday at Parkville Middle School and Center of Technology in Parkville, Md. At right is Jacob Lew, Office of Management and Budget Director. (Associated Press)

Actual debt held by the public will reach 72 percent of GDP in 2011 and will climb as the Social Security trust fund’s finances continue to deteriorate. …”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/feb/14/debt-now-equals-total-us-economy/

Federal Budget Timeline

“…The annual budget process, or appropriations process, mainly concerns approximately one-third of the budget. This one-third of the budget, called the discretionary budget, is what Congress debates and sets the levels for on an annual basis. Examples of discretionary spending include the military and education programs.The other two-thirds of the federal budget is referred to as mandatory spending. These are programs, primarily entitlement programs, which Congress controls by setting out eligibility rules or other payment guidelines. Examples are Food Stamps and Social Security. Thus, the appropriations process is basically automatic. The numbers given in the budget every year are estimates based on the eligibility or payment rules.The annual budget process comprises a series of steps visible to the public:
Step 1: President Submits a Budget Proposal;
Step 2: Congress Passes a Budget Resolution;
Step 3: Congressional Subcommittees ‘Markup’ Appropriation Bills;
Step 4: The House and Senate Vote on Appropriation Bills and Reconcile Differences;
Step 5: The President Signs each Appropriation Bill and the Budget is Enacted.
First Monday in February
President submits the ‘budget request': The President’s Budget is a proposal for the coming fiscal year which will start on October 1st and run through September 30th of the following year. For example, FY2010 began on October 1, 2009 and ended September 30, 2010.This proposal follows a lengthy preparation process which largely determines the priorities of the budget.Initially, the President and Cabinet decide policy priorities. Based on these priorities, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which is part of the Executive Branch, gives guidelines to federal agencies instructing them how to prepare their strategic plans and budgets. The agencies then submit their budget requests and write documents defending their budget requests. These budget documents are also submitted to the appropriations committee of the House and Senate.The OMB evaluates these documents and prepares the budget request (the President’s Budget).
The President’s Budget comes out in five thick volumes including:

  • Budget of the US Government
  • Analytical Perspectives
  • Historical Tables
  • Appendix
  • Budget Systems and Concepts

The President’s Budget can be viewed on-line and downloaded from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), purchased through the Government Printing Office, and many libraries obtain copies.

February-mid-April
The House and Senate pass a budget resolution: After the President submits his budget, the House and Senate traditionally prepare budget resolutions. A ‘budget resolution’ is a framework for making budget decisions about spending and taxes. It does not set binding spending amounts for particular programs. After the two chambers pass their budget resolutions, a joint conference is formed to reconcile the two versions which is then voted on by each chamber.
Late Spring-Early Fall
The House and Senate subcommittees ‘markup’ appropriation bills: Based on the budget resolution, the Appropriation Committee of each chamber sets allocations for each of its subcommittees (12 in the House and 12 in the Senate)Each committee takes the budget requests and justifications submitted by agencies, conducts hearings and does follow-ups with agencies to obtain answers to questions about the agency requests. Based on all of this information, each committee writes a first draft of its appropriation bill. This is called the ‘chairman’s mark’. The committee then votes on its bill and after passage, it moves back to the appropriations committee. The appropriations committee reviews and sends it to the floor for a vote, attaching any special riders that it deems necessary.To find out the status and membership of each subcommittee, go to the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the House Appropriations Committee.Alongside the process of appropriations, there may be one or more pieces of tax or other legislation affecting federal revenues.
Summer-Early Fall (in practice, through December)
Floor Votes: The individual appropriation bills are debated and voted on by their respective chambers. After both versions of a particular appropriation bill are passed in their respective chambers, a conference committee is set up to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions. The House and Senate both vote on a conference report for each bill. Each one is then signed by the President.You can always obtain the Status of Appropriation Bills. For more information on the legislative process, go to Thomas, which has extensive legislative information on the internet.
October 1st
Budget is Enacted: The President must sign each appropriation bill after it has passed Congress. When he has signed all of the bills, the budget is enacted. However, the process is not normally finished by October 1st. In FY 2011, for example, Congress will likely not complete the budget process until December of this year.If the budget is not enacted by October 1st, Congress must pass “continuing resolutions” in order for the government to continue its functions. These resolutions simply continue funding for agencies and programs at current levels until the budget for the fiscal year is enacted.
October 11th
The Government Accountability Office should begin overseeing how the money is spent.

http://nationalpriorities.org/en/resources/federal-budget-101/budget-briefs/federal-budget-timeline/

Policy Basics: Where Do Our Federal Tax Dollars Go?

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Ron Paul Wins CPAC 2011 Presidential Preference Straw Poll and Is Excluded From Fox News Poll–The Republican Establishment Must Be Running Scared–Videos



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Posted on February 14, 2011. Filed under: Banking, Blogroll, Communications, Demographics, Economics, Education, Employment, Federal Government, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Policy, government, government spending, history, Immigration, Investments, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, Monetary Policy, Money, Music, People, Philosophy, Politics, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Taxes, Video, War, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

“…I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or that have failed their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is “needed” before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents’ “interests,” I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can. …” 

~Senator Barry Goldwater, The Conscience of A Conservative (1960), p. 15

 

The Conscience Of A Conservative

  

“Man is not free unless government is limited.”

 
~President Ronald Reagan
 

Ronald Reagan on Limited Government 

 

Ron Paul: A 2012 Revolution

 

Ron Paul On Morning Joe SLAMS Obama: “He’s A Warmonger”!

 

And the Winner Is… RON PAUL!

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2011/02/cpac-2011-straw-poll-results-and.html

RON PAUL WINS CPAC 2012 STRAW POLL

 

CPAC Poll Aftermath: Can Ron Paul Trump Critics in 2012?

 

Is CPAC Straw Poll Relevant?

 

“…LAKE JACKSON, TEXAS – After receiving news that he won the 2011 Presidential Preference Straw Poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Congressman Ron Paul issued the following statement:

“I am honored by the outpouring of support that I received in winning the CPAC Straw Poll. Events like this energize me and give me tremendous incentive to keep up the fight for Liberty and our Constitution.

“This win is bigger then just me, it is about the message of Liberty that resonates with so many across the country. Young people in particular, who participated so strongly in this poll, understand that restoring our Freedom is the key to our future prosperity. I remain optimistic that our message will spread and help the next generation recapture the wonderful traditions that made America the greatest nation in human history.”

CPAC is widely considered the largest and most important gathering of Conservatives in the country. Dr. Paul captured 30 percent of the vote, beating the second place finisher by 7 points. No one else in the field exceeded 6 percent. …”

http://www.campaignforliberty.com/#40738

Ron Paul won the  2011 CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) Presidential Preference Straw Poll receiving 30% of the 3,742 votes cast.

Fox News released a poll on Friday, February 11, 2011 in which Ron Paul was excluded.

Here is the question and results from the raw data:

“…The Fox News Poll is conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and
Shaw & Company Research (R). The poll is based on live telephone interviews with a national
sample of 911 registered voters, and was conducted February 7-9, 2011 in the evenings.
Landline and cell phone telephone numbers were randomly selected for inclusion in the survey
using a probability proportionate to size method, which means that phone numbers for each state
are proportional to the number of voters in each state.
Results based on the full sample have a margin of error of ± 3%. Results among subgroups have
larger sampling errors, including: Democrats (n = 389) ± 5%; Republicans (n = 354) ± 5%;
Independents (n = 147) ± 8%.
Results from Fox News polls before February 2011 were conducted by Opinion Dynamics Corp.

Questions 1-2 released separately.
3. – 16. I’m going to read you a list of names — for each one please tell me if you think that
person would make a good president or not. If you have never heard of a person, please just say
so. (RANDOMIZE) SCALE: 1. Yes 2. No 3. (Don’t know – vol.) 4. Never heard of
*** YES Ratings Summary ***
% Yes – All % Yes – GOP
Mike Huckabee 34 55
Mitt Romney 33 54
Newt Gingrich 23 43
Sarah Palin 23 40
Jeb Bush 21 39
Donald Trump 19 23
Chris Christie 18 29
Tim Pawlenty 13 21
Haley Barbour 11 16
Michele Bachmann 10 16
Rick Santorum 9 15
Mitch Daniels 8 13
John Thune 6

http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/021111_2012_election_web.pdf

Well the Republican establishment and their supporters at Fox News are at it again in trying to marginalize Ron Paul should he decide to run again 2012.

The Republican establishment and their supporters at Fox News  should be sacred–real scared.

If Ron Paul runs he will win.

I consider myself a long time member of the conservative movement starting with Senator Goldwater in 1964 and finally seeing Governor Ronald Reagan elected in 1980 and again in 1984.

I am still waiting for another conservative or libertarian candidate to get the nomination of the Republican Party in 2012.

I am so fed up with the Republican Party that I now consider myself an independent.

The Republican establishment especially the country club or progressive Rockefeller/Bush Republicans opposed both Goldwater, Reagan, and Paul as candidates for President.

There is a long history of progressives in the Republican party and both Bushes and McCain are just recent examples.

The recent Fox News poll reflects this.

Neither Mike Huckabee or Mitt Romney is among the top five conservative or libertarian choices for a candidate for President in 2012.

My choice in 2008 was Newt Gingrich.

My choice in 2012 is Ron Paul with Michele Bachmann as his Vice-President running mate on a Republican ticket. 

Both Gingrich and Paul will most likely run in 2012.

I made the mistake many Republicans are again making in dismissing Ron Paul without first listening to his position on a number of issues.

When I finally did examine his positions on the issues, I had to admit, I had made a big mistake in not supporting him in 2008 and dismissing him.

Ron Paul has been a principled conservative and libertarian for decades.

He not only talks the talk but walks the walk.

When both Donald Trump and Bill Bennett dismiss him they are making the same mistake I did in 2008.

Ron Paul Courageously Speaks the Truth

 

While neither Trump or Bennett have run for public office, Ron Paul has won 11 consecutive political races for Congress in progressive Bush country where Paul was also repeatedly dismissed by the Republican establishment.

Ron Paul’s message resonates with  young, working and older voters as well as Republicans, Democrats and independents.

Ron Paul’s message is to transform the United States warfare and welfare economy with a massive and ever expanding collectivist government to a peace and prosperity economy with a limited in size and scope constitutional government. 

Ron Paul wants a strong national defense where the military is used in declared wars as set forth in the United States Constitution.

Ron Paul is the choice of conservatives and libertarians who oppose government intervention both at home and abroad.

As both a conservative and tea party movement member I endorse a Ron Paul/Michele Bachmann Republican Party ticket in 2012.

The American people are listening now.

Join the campaign for liberty.

http://www.campaignforliberty.com/

Ron Paul CPAC 2011 Speech–Videos

Ron Paul: A New Hope

 

Ron Paul 2012: A Libertarian Renaissance?

 

 

Background Articles and Videos

Fox News Poll: Obama Crushing Jeb Bush, Beating 2012 GOP Field

“…The poll had Obama with 54 percent and Bush with 34 percent. A poll from Fox News taken back in September found it much closer with Obama at 45 percent and Bush at 37 percent.

The poll also had Obama leading other Republican candidates. He led former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 48 percent to 41 percent and led former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee by a similar margin, 49 percent to 41 percent. Obama crushed former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin by more than 20 points, 56 percent to 35 percent. The president was ahead of former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich by 20 points, beating him 55 percent to 35 percent.

The poll of 911 registered voters was taken between Feb. 7-9 and had a margin of error of +/- 3 percent. …”

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/fox-news-poll-obama-crushing-jeb-bush-beating-2012-gop-field

RON PAUL EXPOSED (IN HIS OWN WORDS)

 

Ann Coulter endorses Ron Paul in 2012

 

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http://www.aier.org/research/briefs/1826-the-long-goodbye-the-declining-purchasing-power-of-the-dollar

Behold What The Fed Hath Wrought!

“…The chart pretty much says it all. The incessant, relentless increase in the money supply by the central bank has paralleled the rise in the CPI. With very few exceptions, notably the years 1982-1985 under the Reagan administration when the U. S. economy was coming out of the stagflation brought on by the Carter administration’s dubious policies and the attempt to bring inflation under some sort of control, and then the bursting of the stock bubble in 2000, the central bank has embarked on a systematic expansion of the money supply that has decimated the value of the U. S. Dollar.

For the benefit of those who might be a bit uncertain as to the cause/effect relationship between the money supply and prices think of it this way. The more dollars that the Fed creates, the more dollars there are chasing the same amount of goods. For example – if there are 5000 dollars in circulation chasing a basket of goods and the Fed increases the money supply resulting in another 5000 dollars being created, there are now 10,000 dollars chasing the same amount of goods. The result is that we now have twice the number of dollars competing for the same amount of goods. The effective result is that it now takes 2 dollars to buy the same number of goods that 1 dollar previously was able to purchase prior to the money supply being increased. This is properly termed “inflation.’ It is not so much that prices are going up as it is that the value of the dollar is going down because there are more of them competing for the same number of goods. In real life of course, the number of items in the basket of goods would be increasing as the economy grows. The problem is no economy in the world can increase the production of goods anywhere near the rate at which the central bank can expand the money supply. The result should now be evident – the increase in the money supply at the near parabolic rate as evidenced on the graph MUST of necessity erode the value of the dollar and usher in further inflationary pressures. More dollars = higher prices.

In other words, the expression used by Alan Greenspan in his speech quoted at the beginning of this article:

As recently as a decade ago, central bankers, having witnessed more than a half-century of chronic inflation, appeared to confirm that a fiat currency was inherently subject to excess.”

That is an understatement of cosmic proportions. If we are to believe the change in tone coming from the Fed these last few weeks as signaled by both Alan Greenspan and Fed Governor Bernanke, the incessant flood of dollars rolling off of government printing presses has only just begun. …”

http://www.gold-eagle.com/editorials_04/norcini080604.html

 http://www.mebanefaber.com/2010/11/17/the-dollar-and-purchasing-power/ 

END THE FED!

 

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House Budget Committee Hearing

 

Congressman Woodall questions Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke

 

Bernanke: Broader base, lower rates are key to pro-growth tax reform

 

Peter Schiff comments on Ben Bernanke Testimony [onlyhedge.com].mp4

 

Bernanke Threatens Congress

 

Bernanke Speaks on Economy (Part 1) – Bloomberg

 

Bernanke Speaks on Economy (Part 2) – Bloomberg

 

Quantitative Easing Explained

 

Ron Paul: Bernanke Deliberately Destroying Dollar

 

End the Fed | Ron Paul 

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Tracing the Fed’s Vital Role in the Decline of the US Dollar

“…The purchasing power of a one dollar bill has plummeted more than 95% since the Federal Reserve first began printing its legal tender in 1914. Although the dollar’s epic decline began glacially, it has gathered luge-like momentum.

The greenback’s value dropped only 50% during the first 33 years of the Fed’s stewardship – i.e. between 1913 and 1946. But the 1946 dollar would lose half its value in just 24 years, while the 1970 dollar would lose half its value in just nine years. The rate of decay slowed somewhat during the Volcker years, as the 1979 dollar did not lose half its value until 14 years later.

Nevertheless, the dollar’s progression toward zero since 1913 feels more geometric than arithmetic.

In 1914, the year the Federal Reserve began conjuring dollar bills into existence, 700,000 shimmering new $10 Indian Head Gold Eagles rolled out of the Philadelphia, San Francisco and Denver Mints. Once in the hands of a working stiff, each $10 coin would buy $10 worth of goods and services. Likewise, the Fed’s crisp, new McKinley $10 bill would also buy $10 worth of goods and services.

Over the ensuing 98 years, a succession of Federal Reserve Chairmen labored to “preserve” the purchasing power of their McKinleys, Washingtons and Lincolns. The Gold Eagles had to take care of themselves. The results are in; the unprotected Gold Eagles flourished, while the “protected” Mckinleys withered. Based on its metal content, a 1914 $10 Indian Head Gold Eagle is worth $643.45. A 1914 $10 bill is still worth ten dollars. …”

http://vinceseconomicblog.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/tracing-the-feds-vital-role-in-the-decline-of-the-us-dollar/

Edwin Vieira, Jr. on the Fed’s Transfer of Wealth

 

Zeitgeist Addendum

 

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