Tag Archives: Presidency

Last Night, I was a Fly on the Wall:

In Biden’s White House Blame it on the US tax deadline, blame it on the full moon, blame it on too much food yesterday. Whatever. My dreams last night were full of witnessing events in the White House. By themselves, … Continue reading

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Why the 3rd President Decided to Rewrite the Gospels

The Jefferson Bible (1820) It’s a curious thing to do: cut out passages from the four Gospels in the New Testament and paste them into your own version of the Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth. That’s what Thomas … Continue reading

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The Day Harding Put A Cat Amongst the Pigeons

Warren G. Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) Imagine, if you will, an American president using the 50th anniversary of the founding of Birmingham, Alabama, to talk about race relations to a segregated crowd. Oh, boy… Before we … Continue reading

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Back-Channels: How One Man’s Folly was Mitigated

Peril (2021) You might think this is just paranoia speaking, but I think, as do the authors of this book, that the world came perilously close to a catastrophe in January of this year. If General Mark Milley hadn’t initiated … Continue reading

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Do You Wonder Why They’re Called “The Wonder Years”?

Dwight D. Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) My childhood took place during Dwight D Eisenhower‘s presidency. I have no conscious memory of anything before him. (In Canada, we had a couple or three Prime Ministers during the … Continue reading

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So, That Leaves This Last Man Standing

Patrick Leahy (May 31, 1940) The extended comparison of Roman Emperors with United States Presidents leaves just one position unaccounted for: who would be the likely fourth person if history repeated itself. I’m not entirely sure Patrick Leahy is the … Continue reading

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Doggonit: Pete Made the Connection Before Me…

First Dogs: Buddy and Truman Let’s face it: it was a long shot; I put the words Harry S Truman and Pete Buttigieg in a Google search, and got this image (after more than a hundred other images of Pete … Continue reading

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Unfortunately, the Buckaroo did Not Stop with the 33rd President

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – Dec 26, 1972) After Franklin D. Roosevelt died in the spring of 1945, Harry S Truman took over as President. Under his watch, the Americans tested and then used atomic bombs on Japan … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable Truth: Getting into Bed with the Devil…

The 2nd Impeachment of Donald Trump Yesterday’s proceedings in the Senate at the Capitol Building made for some very uncomfortable viewing. The videos, and police radio calls, were upsetting. It’s one thing to experience an insurrection from one’s personal point-of-view, … Continue reading

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Cannon Fodder: Manipulation of the Masses?

A Nameless Line of People My wife has a saying that she probably told her children when they were growing up: “If you saw one of your friends jump off a bridge, would you do it, too?” This movement began … Continue reading

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