Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Our new reader, Nanc put up a link or two that I checked out. A reader on a blog that she frequents had this article linked in the comment area. It doesn't appear to have a URL of its own, so I will paste the whole article here:
Memorial To Be Dedicated June 12A monument in Washington memorializing the victims of communism - Just when you thought America was already in the shit from things like communism on our soil, a (hopefully) big monument goes up alerting the world to its evils. Do you think America will get it now?
Rep. Tom Lantos Will Deliver the Keynote
President George W. Bush Invited
"The world has been reluctant to acknowledge the horrors of Communism... Now at last they will be memorialized." - Washington Times
The Victims of Communism Memorial will be dedicated on Tuesday morning, June 12, 2007, in Washington, D.C. Rep. Tom Lantos, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will give the keynote address while Rep. Dana Rohrabacher will deliver remarks. President George W. Bush has also been invited to speak. A crowd of 1,000 including Congressional leaders, members of the diplomatic corps, ethnic leaders, foreign dignitaries, and Memorial supporters, is expected to attend the historic event.
The dedication will take place at the Memorial site at the intersection of Massachusetts Ave., N.W., New Jersey Ave., N.W., and G St., N.W., two blocks from Union Station and within view of the U.S. Capitol. A reception will follow the ceremony.
The day's activities will conclude with a gala dinner at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, at which a Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom will be presented to William F. Buckley, Jr., and the late Senator Henry M. (Scoop) Jackson. Senator Joe Lieberman will present the Medal of Freedom to Senator Jackson's daughter, Anna Marie Laurence.
To make reservations for the day's events and for further information, please contact [name deleted] at [contact information deleted].
June 12 will be an historic day for the victims of communism and for those who love liberty. We hope to see you there!
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Copyright 2007
Don't hold your breath. The handouts that communists and socialists promise are far too tempting, and those who have taken advantage of those already in place have allowed themselves to become dependent upon them.
You know, this tinfoil hat just isn't making me any more liberal. I think it's time to retire it.