Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Callista Gingrich Teaches Inaccurate History to Children? – Ellis the Elephant – “Sweet Land of Liberty”

(Ellis and acclaimed history author Callista Gingrich)

“One of the most exciting events this fall for me personally is the arrival of Ellis the Elephant.
”As you know, I love American history.  Having coauthored eight historical novels, I would say finding creative ways to tell the American story has been one of the main objectives of my career.
“Ellis the Elephant appears this week in a new book, Sweet Land of Liberty, written by my wife, Callista Gingrich, and illustrated by Susan Arciero.  I am convinced that Ellis the Elephant will introduce a new generation of young people to our American history.
“Sweet Land of Liberty already has a review at Amazon more overwhelmingly positive and glowing than any review I’ve received after writing 24 books. 
“I’m not surprised.  When you see Ellis, it’s hard not to fall in love with him. Callista considered many types of animals to accompany children through American history -- including giraffes, bunnies, and hippos.  But when she saw Ellis, she couldn't resist this adorable elephant… Newt Ginginch 9/28/2011

“…On July 20, 1969, the United States launched the Apollo 11 spaceflight, and Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon…”

BTW History Scholars, Callista and Newt Gingrich,  Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969 and the Apollo Lunar Module landed on the moon on July 20, 1969.

Like – ah – Launching and Landing over three days later are not quite the same thing or is this condensed history?

Like who did all the difficult fact checking on this critical child’s work of GOP revisionist American History?

(How do you spell ghostwriter?)


Diego Rivera – Artist - Birthday

Following Google main page meme - Diego Rivera, 125th Birthday, Mexican Painter extraordinaire, 1886-1957.

“Man at the Crossroads” - In 1933 the Rockefellers commissioned Rivera to paint a mural for the lobby of the RCA building in Rockefeller Center. “Man at the Crossroads” was to depict the social, political, industrial, and scientific possibilities of the twentieth century. In the painting, Rivera included a scene of a giant May Day demonstration of workers marching with red banners. It was not the subject matter of the panel that made the Rockerfellers angry, but the clear portrait of Vladamir Lenin, the Russian revolutionary leader of the Soviet Union, leading the demonstration. When Rivera refused to remove the portrait, he was ordered to stop and the painting was destroyed. That same year, Rivera used the money from the Rockefellers to create a mural for the Independent Labor Institute that had Vladamir Lenin as its central figure.

Myth, meme, urban legend has famous “destroyed” 30 Rock Lobby Rivera mural as hidden behind plaster wall (center left below). If still intact, the original 30 Rock Diego Rivera Mural would be worth an estimated $60-80 million. 

Otherwise, why would the crown jewel of Art Deco Architecture in America, 30 Rockefeller Center, have such a bland boring substitute mural (above)?

Irony is, few these days can even remember the first name of the Rockefeller who rejected his work.  That is why Diego Rivera's name is immortal. 

(John D. Rockefeller Jr. - Who?)


Newt Gingrich inherits GOP “Male Slut” title from CEO Herman Cain – According to Iowa Pastor Cary Gordon

Callista, where is my sincere looking lipstick?

(Reuters) - An evangelical pastor in Iowa sent state voters on Thursday a music video slamming Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich for his three marriages and admitted marital infidelities.
Cary Gordon, an influential Sioux City pastor who has endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential race, said he would send the satirical hip-hop video to registered Republicans and independents with a cell phone on record.
The video, by independent filmmaker Molotov Mitchell, calls Gingrich the "Kim Kardashian of the GOP," a reference to the reality television star known for her appearance in a sex video and for her failed marriages.
Gingrich, the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, leads polls in the Republican race but faces concerns from some religious conservatives. He is in his third marriage and he admitted he had affairs during his first two marriages.

Great Pictures Great Spaces of the Southwest U.S. - Texas to Tucson

Newt Gingrich and his solution to the Illegal Catholics Problem in the U.S.

Future tax-paying, Catholic Church attending Republicans?

What? Not all the illegal immigrants in America are Obama’s relatives from Africa.  I dare say ninety percent of them are Hispanic and no doubt ninety percent of them are Catholic.

So the national Illegal Immigrant question is really also the Illegal Catholic question or Problem.

Newt Gingrich and his party and his church want those 15 million potential voters in the next decade or two.  Long term planning is how the GOP and the RCC work these days, unlike the U.S. Federal Government.

Newt does not want any sanctuary (Dem) cities to get any Fed funding.  News to me that there were cities in the U.S. who more or less had a hands off policy to facilitate cheap labor. Social welfare and education costs are no doubt fobbed off on Washington.

But the key is to register these Illegal Hispanic Catholics, Pentecostals etc. on a local level.  In other words, somebody has to know them in order to vouch for them on their long road to being tax paying citizens.  Guide them, mold them, and Cuban Boat the chaff among them to the Democrats.

Apparently Newt wants something like a 25 years indentured servitude kind of registration process. 

Apparently the GOP Bishops want those voters tomorrow in order to fill their empty churches and to vote obedient Hispanic Catholics into political office in order to usher in the great rebirth of the great General Franco Spain model of church and state cooperation on all matters moral.

WIN – WIN for the GOP and the Roman Catholic Church.

Newt Gingrich targets 'sanctuary' cities for illegal immigrants
Gingrich also said he would favor a "very sophisticated, very clean" guest worker program.
"I think we should go back to the World War Two selective service model where local citizens are certified at a local level, where they actually know the person," he said.
"If the person is a good citizen, has genuine ties to the United States, has genuine roots, they still don't get amnesty, they still don't get citizenship, they still don't get the right to vote. They do get the legal right to be a resident."
In other words, after the local Catholic church (for a government subsidy) gives you a black stamp on your papers, you get a green card and a voter registration sheet premarked GOP.  Bless us lord. And save us all from the godless liberal socialist Democrats.  

Gov. Rod Blagojevich Given a Raw Deal ! - guilty of selling a defective senate seat - S/B 14 days, not 14 years jail time

Governor  Rod Blagojevich got a raw deal in sentencing. 

Punishment should fit the crime. 

He was only trying to sell the defective, do nothing Senate seat of Barack Obama.

God only knows the taint, do nothing curse on that senate seat has left us with a Defective, Do Nothing Chief Executive in the White House.

Rod should only do 14 days in County Jail - not 14 f*cking years! 

This is political revenge - not blind justice!

Wall Street Gangster Bankers buy and sell nations and do no time. 

This is ridiculous!