A decades-old speech from a conservative radio broadcaster who passed away in 2009 became a major topic of chatter when it was condensed and delivered as the audio backdrop for a Ram Trucks ad during the second half of the Super Bowl Sunday. The speech was originally delivered in 1978, smack dab in the middle of the Carter era, and with its folksy timbre and talk of God, Harvey´s words stood out amid the stream of ads that ranged from salacious to ridiculous to sentimental on 21st-century CBS. This New York Times obituary well-situates Harvey politically
If Paul Harvey were alive today, I believe he would see through BHO in a heartbeat and be critical as can be, yet he would be his professional, erudite, elegant self in so doing. In many ways, Mr. Harvey was one of our most precious national treasures. My radio and I miss him.
#3: I never thought of Paul Harvey as conservative either. He was apolitical. I guess if you´re not a frothing-at-the-mouth, keening, judgmental, self-declared Socialist, then you´re a conservative. Who knew?
I grew up listening to Paul Harvey nearly every day. Thought about him during the coverage of the murders at Sandy Hook and how he would have reported it. I believe that he would have given the facts, without ever mentioning the name of the murderer, and ending with "he would have wanted his name to be mentioned". Paul Harvey never did.
Paul Harvey, a true American icon. What an amazing surprise to hear his voice again. Thanks to the advertising ageny that created the commercial and to Dodge for realizing how wonderful that commercial was.
Bravo...I have saved it in my favorites..to watch again and again..I loved the Budweiser Clydsdale foal all grown up..sniff, sniff. I also loved..the Jeep/Uso We Will Be Whole Again..maybe "The Oprah" is coming around....
I don´t believe Paul said rustle calves. I think it should be wrestle. I remember hearing him the first time he broadcast it. I too, teared up when I saw this ad. Remarkable, considering what we usually see. I thought the little Darth Vador Volkswagon add could never be beat but I think this may do it.
Paul Harvey and farmers go together like eggs and bacon. Both represent what America and the majority of Americans are. None of the pseudo-intellectual, metrosexual, condescending snobbery of the big city liberals who wouldn´t know how to milk a cow, shoot a gun, or be neighborly can hold a candle to farmers.
Jeep blew when they chose Oprah. She was instrumental in getting Obama elected the first time. Now she does the voice in an ad that centers around the military and look what her "man" is doing to them.
It´s not just what we do, it´s who and what we are. I, a girl born and raised in the big city (Chicago), became a farmer´s wife and thus a farmer, as well, almost 40 years ago, have never looked back and can´t imagine doing anything better.
This was an excellent poen written in 1978. Farming looks nothing like that now. It was a glance back at American values at one time. I live in farm country, to a farmer. Big Lobbies and Farm Subsidies have driven out 75% of the farmers. Most I know are overseers that hire people to check in on the hogs once a day. We raised eggs for 30 years. We did work 15 - 17 hour days until we sold the livestock portion of our farm 5 yrs ago because taxes would have made it unprofitable and a younger man wanted to take over. He can do it and make a profit for 10 yrs before it catches up to him. Now just grain, like most farmers. Farming twice a year for a few weeks with subsidized crop insurance. I don´t blame Dodge - good ad, nostalgic.
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House Republicans appeared Wednesday to be rallying around an $85 billion deal to avert another government shutdown, brushing off complaints from their right wing that the effort would trade immediate spending cuts for less-certain long-term savings. After conducting a series of closed-door briefings and polling members during a late-afternoon vote, GOP leadership aides confidently predicted that the deal struck between House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) would sail through the House when it comes to a vote Thursday. The moment seemed to mark a potentially significant shift by House Republicans away
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When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
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