Throwback: Bob Hope Special ’67

Reminds me the US does not need a revolution, but a restoration.


Look back: “Bob Hope Christmas Special (1967)”

National Archives and Records Administration

“Today I bring you great news from the land of liberty. It’s still there. You may have to cross a picket line to see it but it’s there. But don’t worry about those riots you hear about in the states, you’ll be sent to survival school before they send you back there.”


December 2021:

With monstrous indecency, media outlets shrug at Richard Blumenthal’s Communist Party event

“In 1980s College Republican lingo, a “Commie Symp” was someone suspected of sympathizing with Marxists. Events of the past week might make observers think establishment media outlets consist of Commie Symps.

That suspicion, only partially hyperbolic, arises because of the complete establishment-media blackout of the news that Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut spoke at a Dec. 11 awards ceremony for the Connecticut affiliate of Communist Party USA. As recorded by the Yankee Institute, a free market state think tank, Blumenthal pronounced himself “really excited and honored to be with you today” while presenting the group’s chosen award winners with special certificates of recognition from the Senate.

Blumenthal knew exactly the nature of the group with whom he felt so “honored” to join. Throughout the event, including in the introduction of Blumenthal himself just 60 seconds before the senator took the microphone, the two co-hosts repeatedly celebrated their Communist Party affiliation and urged listeners to join the Communist Party.

In any rational, morally decent media world, this would be a big scandal. There is nothing remotely acceptable about speaking to a group that openly celebrates 102 years of the Communist Party USA. This is not some warm-and-fuzzy, well-intentioned (even if slightly impractical) affiliation. The Communist Party USA repeatedly tried to subvert constitutional democracy and spy on the U.S. government while deliberately and regularly colluding with the Soviet Union. And it could not even claim to be on some supposedly less inhumane side of communism: It openly opposed Mikhail Gorbachev’s semi-salutary reforms known as glasnost and perestroika, instead preferring the old, hard-line Soviet style that sent many millions into gulags………/”


Exhibit B:

Salvation Army withdraws guide that asks white supporters to apologize for their race

The group has withdrawn controversial guide amid backlash from donors.

Just the News

The Salvation Army has withdrawn its controversial “Let’s Talk About … Racism” guide following criticism and donor backlash over the text that asked white supporters of the charity group to deliver “sincere” apologies for their race and the past sins of the Church.

The statement, in part, also reads: “The Salvation Army occasionally publishes internal study guides on various complex topics to help foster positive conversations and grace-filled reflection among Salvationists. By openly discussing these issues, we always hope to encourage the development of a more thoughtful organization that is better positioned to support those in need. But no one is being told how to think. Period.”

“Consequently, for both reasons, the International Social Justice Commission has now withdrawn the guide for appropriate review.”

They need to stick to salvation because the US doesn’t need revolution but a restoration.


And then there is Dinesh D’Souza who summed up the larger Pontiff problem nicely.

The problem with #PopeFrancis is that he’s too obsessed with secular left-wing causes from gay rights to climate change to illegal immigration. So instead of being the church’s missionary to the world, he has become the world’s missionary to the church. Not my favorite Pope!

See a theme in there?

3 comments on “Throwback: Bob Hope Special ’67

  1. the unit says:

    Going to enjoy a little later.
    I emailed you earlier for some links I lost due to a computer malfunction. Anyway, my memory got better and I’m all squared away again. Got you and Steve back now.
    Merry Christmas still goes though.



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