This story should end with Paul Harvey saying, “And now you know (dramatic pause) the rest of the story

by editor on July 5, 2011

We used to love Paul Harvey’s The Rest of the Story. Each episode of the radio show ended with Harvey revealing the surprising identity of the story’s hero. It was always fun to see if we could figure out who Harvey was talking about before it was revealed.

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When Paul Harvey said, "And now you know..." we knew we could walk to the kitchen, get a cup of coffee and drink half of it before he ended his dramatic pause and said, "...the rest of the story."

Consider this story, for example:

A charismatic academic with limited government experience and a one-word slogan (“Change”) was elected to lead his nation.

Prior to that election, the nation’s debt was a very manageable 28.6% of GDP. Yet by the end of the new leader’s first term in office, that ratio had skyrocketed to 54.7% of GDP and by the time his second term in office came to a close, it had reached the mid-80s.

This leader ushered in a dramatic growth of government. He created a new government-run healthcare system, expanded public sector employment, nationalized struggling companies, and increased government handouts.
In the end, his unprecedented government expansion changed the nation’s expectations and attitudes about the role of government in society and sowed the seeds of the nation’s eventual failure.

Now let’s revert to that unique Paul Harvey intonation for the surprise ending:

The decade was the 1980’s, the nation was Greece and that charismatic leader was Andreas Papandreou. And now you know (dramatic pause) the Rest of the Story.

Source: National Review

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hisham
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hisham

His “urban legends” aside, I looked forward to listening to Paul simply because Rush started right after his show ended.

PsychoDad
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PsychoDad

He certainly told some great stories; not to speak ill etc., but he was also responsible for the propagation of any number of completely busted “urban legends.” I’m sure a bit of a search will (unfortunately) bring up any number of professional vilifiers who have devoted some portion of their lives to shredding Mr Harvey’s reputation and memory beyond all sense of proportion.

DJ
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DJ

I loved Paul Harvey and “The Rest of the Story”!

An absolutely mesmerizing storyteller….

RockingHorseGuy
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May he rest in peace.

KimmyQueen
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I am sorry that he is no longer here. I really don’t know this individual at all. It seems that people liked him, and I am sorry that I never heard of him.

DJ
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DJ

‘I am sorry that he is no longer here. I really don’t know this individual at all. It seems that people liked him, and I am sorry that I never heard of him.”

KQ, I don’t know if there are any audio tapes or anything out there of “The Rest of The Story”, but if you ever get a chance to listen to it, I highly recommend it. He was truly a legend and one of a kind, the likes of which we’ll never see again.

perlcat
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There are many listings on youtube — try this talk on communism:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ccqgxrf3-8

KimmyQueen
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LOL I just posted that I was going to search there. Thanks!

Oh wow he died two years ago…

I am listening to it right now.

KimmyQueen
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I will look on youtube see if I find something. Thanks.

KimmyQueen
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Wow I got a thumbs down? REally LOL Someone really hitting the hateorade really hard….

drb
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drb

Gee, KQ, I wonder what that is all about.

KimmyQueen
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I must have hurt someone’s feelings recently. Oh well… haters are gonna hate…

drb
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drb

Oh, I can’t imagine anyone on this site who may fit that discription. HMMM whose feeling could you of possibly have hurt and who might be a bit of a hater??? Nope, I’ve got nothing.

😉

KimmyQueen
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LOL the stalker gave you a thumbs down too… I laugh so hard when I see that on inocuous posts. It is so pathetic.

drb
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drb

I love it. Gimme more.

brm
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brm

Looks like you have a fan club, Kimmy.

KimmyQueen
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The funny part is that this is such an inocuous thread that I have no idea what they are hatin’. It is so hilarious to me. Whatever, let them sweat me. I’m cool.

The Mighty Fez
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And in 20 years, a Paul Harvey android will end this exact same story with…

The decade was the 2010’s, the nation was the United States of America and that charismatic leader was Barrack Obama. And now you know (dramatic pause) the Rest of the Story.

It is sad that we have seen this coming, we have seen that socialism doesn’t work, yet we travel down the road a 100 mph heading for the blind curve up ahead.

PsychoDad
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PsychoDad

Oh. Yes. Thank you. I wouldn’t have figured that out without your helpful tip.

The Obumbly Obomster
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The Obumbly Obomster

The only thing that history teaches us is that we don’t learn from history.

KimmyQueen
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Remember what’s-her-name said that her husband was going to essentially changed how we lived and among other things he was going to change our history. History is the eneny of Progressives/Liberals. That is why they seek to change it at every turn.

Progressive Hemrrhoid
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Progressive Hemrrhoid

It seems that Liberals in all their intellectual greatness are unable to learn from one of the most important teaches of them all…History!!! They have been shown time and time again that socialism simply does not work, but continue to advocate the virtues of it. (The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result)
So Liberalism is indeed a mental disorder. And that truly is the rest of the story.

Buck O'Fama
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Buck O'Fama

Oh no, socialism is perfect, it’s reality that doesn’t work. Every time that socialism has been tried, reality has fouled up.