Category Archives: Famous People

George Soros’ Path to Political Power

The progressive side of the political spectrum has precious few billionaires willing to throw their weight behind it, at least in the United States. So, the rise of George Soros and his return to the political game is a super important step for progressive politicians to get back at it against their big spending right wing opposition. George Soros has mostly been out of the spotlight and out of mainstream politics since his run with Al Gore back in 2004 but something sparked him to return and that something was Donald J. Trump. The 2016 Presidential Election was one of the most divisive moments in the United States political world that didn’t involve a war and the repercussions of Soros return and the election of Trump will be studied for years to come.

George Soros was born in Hungary but he was forced to flee the country when it became occupied by Nazis. Soros saw firsthand how an oppressive, populist regime could terrify and embolden all of the worst concepts of a country and so he has spent the majority of his life combating those very traits. Soros immigrated to London where he would work his way through the London School of Economics, studying the philosophies that would later form the groundwork for his philanthropic giving and political endeavors. Soros would eventually graduate from University before setting sail to America. When he arrived in America, Soros would go on to establish the Soros Hedge Fund and thus work his way up to becoming a self made billionaire. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com

After making his fortune Soros would immediately get to work on making an impact politically. He worked alongside progressives and left leaning democrats in order to create a name for himself, culminating with a semi successful funding of Al Gore in 2004. Now George Soros is back in politics and supporting Hillary Clinton and the rest of the progressive politicians that were running in 2016 and will run again in 2018 and 2020. Michael Vachon, the political adviser to George Soros, said that the primary reason for Soros’ return to politics was simple: the rising tide of dangerous populist rhetoric had raised the stakes so much that he felt obliged to return.

George Soros return was met with progressive adulation and more than a little bit of negativity from conservatives. There are precious few billionaires who are willing to sacrifice their riches for the greater good, but Soros is one of them — a rarity for conservatives. Soros would go on to donate over $25 million to progressives up and down the ticket, including $7 million straight to a pro-Clinton committee. Now with the election over, we can expect Soros to double down and continue to ramp up his support. Read this article at Washington Times.

These Famous Actors Are Alive and Well

 

Throughout the 1970s, Gary Burghoff was among the most recognized and adored old actors on television. He played the delightfully nerdy Radar O’Reilly om M.A.S.H., but Burghoff seemed to disappear not just from TV, but the planet when the show ended.

 

Many think Burghoff is dead, but the actor is very much alive today at age 73. He rarely works on stage or screen anymore, however. He spends much of his time engaged in his passions for painting wildlife and collecting stamps.

 

She starred in Gone With the Wind way back in 1939, and believe it or not, Olivia de Haviland is still alive. The actress turned 100 last year and will reach age 101 in July of 2017.

 

Born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1916 to British parents, de Havilland became one of the brightest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She appeared in 49 films, including some of the biggest, including The Adventures of Robin Hood starring Errol Flynn.

 

Dick Van Dyke is not only alive and well at age 91, he recently married 40-something beauty Arlene Silver. Van Dyke still enjoys a rigorous professional life as an actor, singer and dancer.

 

The actor enjoyed tremendous success in the 1960s starring opposite Mary Tyler Moore (deceased) in the Dick Van Dyke Show. He is also beloved for his roles opposite Julie Andrews (alive) in such films as Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

 

Dick Van Dyke has popped up recently in such shows as The Middle and Micky Mouse Clubhouse.