Remembering "The Gipper"
The Life & Times of Ronald Reagan
Sunday, February 19th, 2023
Remembering "The Gipper"
The Life & Times of Ronald Reagan
on The Morningstar Report with Special Guest Barbara Honegger
I was an 8-year old boy in 1956 when for the first time I saw the 1940s film, “Knute Rockney - All American,” featuring Pat O’Brien and an athletic young star named Ronald Reagan, playing the part of an outstanding Notre Dame football player named George Gip, popularly known as “The Gipper.”
George Gipp was born February 18, 1895 <exactly 128 year ago yesterday>. George Gip passed away on December 14, 1920.
An outstanding All-American, the first one in the history of Notre Dame, he was nicknamed "The Gipper" by his coach and teammates. The original “Gipper” was the star of the University of Notre Dame and played under another legend, head coach Knute Rockne. Gipp was selected as Notre Dame's first Walter Camp All-American, and played several positions, particularly halfback, quarterback, and punter.
Born and raised in Laurium, Michigan, on the Keweenaw Peninsula in the Upper Peninsula, Gipp entered Notre Dame intending to play baseball for the Fighting Irish. While on campus, he was recruited by Rockne for the football team, despite having no experience in organized football.
During his Notre Dame career, Gipp led the Irish in rushing and passing each of his last three seasons (1918, 1919, and 1920). Gipp was also an ideal handler of the forward pass, and threw for 1,789 yards. He scored 21 career touchdowns, averaged 38 yards a punt, and gathered five interceptions as well as 14 yards per punt return and 22 yards per kick return in four seasons of play. Gipp is still Notre Dame's all-time leader in average yards per rush for a season (8.1), career average yards per play of total offense (9.37), and career average yards per game of total offense (128.4). - Source: → https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Gipp
George Gip died at a tragically young age, perishing of a streptococcal throat infection and pneumonia on December 14th, 1920. and as legend has it, on his deathbed, he exhorted coach Knute Rockne and his Notre Dame teammates to “Win just One for The Gipper.”
Thus the legend of “The Gipper” and the world renown of “The Fighting Irish” Notre Dame football was born.
However, that legend might not have endured now for over 100 years were it not for the portrayal of “The Gipper” given in 1940 by Ronald Reagan who would forever be identified with that legend. And rightly so.
The Gipper’s Speech (Video)
“Knute Rockne, All American” is a 1940 American biographical film that tells the story of Knute Rockne, Notre Dame 's legendary football coach. It stars Pat O'Brien as Rockne and Ronald Reagan as George Gipp, as well as featuring Gale Page, Donald Crisp, Albert Bassermann, Owen Davis Jr., Nick Lukats, Kane Richmond, William Marshall and William Byrne.
Source: → https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knute_Rockne,_All_American
I can still feel the tears of an 8-year old boy streaming down my cheeks the first time I saw “Knute Rockne - All American” and, even now, reviewing this short scene for this article, deep emotions still well up in me at the sight of Ronald Reagan ‘dying” as The Gipper.
In that role, Ronald Reagan established for me (and for many others) a model for life and defined for several generations to come what an American man should be: Honest, courageous, assertive and athletic.
I did not realize it then, as I do now, that I have lived my entire life in the shadows of 2 men, Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy.
Little did I know how profound the spiritual relationship I had with these 2 men was until the dark days when they died, and I realized the "“soul bond” that was made in life among us still endures, transcending death.
Those who study history know that history repeats itself in patterns and so we as Americans stand again at a crossroads in history as we face once again …
“A Time for Choosing”
Our nation faces great peril as a result of decades of mass deception by subversive forces of progressive and radical Democrats, tearing apart our Union and ripping at the very the fabric of society and social order. We now stand, not by chance but by evil design, on the brink of World War 3 as the New World Oder and the Deep State push once again for global government and purvey the myth of another fake “Great Society” being engineered through “The Great Reset.”
If President Ronald Reagan were alive today, he would demolish both myths, along with the cacophony of lies underpinning the UN/NWO/WEF plot to impose a global tyranny upon humankind, just as he did when he spoke out in 1966.
Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois, and he died June 5th, 2004, Los Angeles, California, My body was in New York City, but my Spirit was with him as he passed away.
Tune in to Revolution Radio today February 19th, 2023 @ 3 p.m. Eastern to hear how I met The Banshee of the Old High King’s of Ireland as I died the death of Ronald Reagan on the night o June 5th 2004.
My guest Barbara Honegger will also share her personal experiences in the White House on the day that Ronald Reagan on the day when by grace of God, Ronald Reagan survived a Deep State attempt to assassinate him and 3 people saved the nation from a second coup d’etat after the death of John F. kennedy.
Barbara Honegger was a White House Policy Analyst and a Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, as well as, Director of the Attorney General’s Law Review at the Department of Justice
Below is a short biography:
Barbara Honegger;, M.S., Lawyers’ Committee Board Co-Chair
Website: → LCfor911.org
Barbara Honegger, M.S. has served in high-level Government positions including
White House Policy Analyst, Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy,
Director of the Attorney General’s Law Review at the Department of Justice, and for more than a decade was the Senior Military Affairs Journalist at the Naval Postgraduate School, the premiere science, technology and national security affairs graduate research university of the Department of Defense.
Barbara is Co-Chairman of the Board and Investigative Researcher with the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry.
Since Sept. 11th she has been a leading author, documentarian, public speaker and major activist on the events of 9/11 with emphasis on the Pentagon Attack and Anthrax Attacks, including presentations and speaking tours in the U.S. Europe and Canada.
Barbara researched, scripted and produced the video documentaries “Behind The Smoke Curtain: What Happened at The Pentagon, and What Didn’t, and Why It Matters” and ‘The 9/11 Museum Virtual Walking Tour’” both have over 250,000 views on YouTube.
The Walking Tour uses the actual exhibit items in the 9/11 Museum at Ground Zero itself to prove that the Official Story of Sept. 11th is false. She is also the visionary for and physically executed the iconic ‘Third Beam’ Spotlight shown into the NYC skyline on the 9th Anniversary of the attacks that has become the icon for Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and the 9/11 Truth Movement worldwide.
Barbara is also a national whistle blower. Her pioneering book “October Surprise,” the first on the topic subsequently confirmed by formerly classified documents and deathbed confessions of key conspirators, led to an official Congressional re-investigation of the Iran side of the Iran-Contra Scandal funded at the level of the 9/11 Commission.
Ms. Honegger earned Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University; a Master of Science in Consciousness Studies from John F. Kennedy University; and Masters level certification in National Security Decision making from the Naval War College. She has twice run as a Candidate for Congress for the central coast district of California, most recently on a 9/11 Truth Platform.
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