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who was your favorite president and why?

 
 
Miller
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2016 08:34 am
Quote:
why did he stand out above all the rest.


My favorite President was JFK...John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Boston-born and Harvard educated, who was murdered in Texas in Nov. 1963.

He was the first Irish Catholic to become President of the US. He was the best looking of all US Presidents , ( just a dam cute sweetie!).

He was also a war hero in WWII.

Jack was married to Jackie ( also known as Jackie O ). Jackie, who I met in person, when she was living in NYC, was the best looking of all the First Ladies of the US. In my whole life, I've never met any woman who was as well groomed as was Jackie.

Americans were shocked when our young President was murdered. The people of Chicago, many of them hard working, first generation Americans were particulary hurt when Jack was killed.

For many Americans, our hearts never healed after the demise of our beautiful, young, Irish President.

Many the souls of Jackie and Jack rest in eternal peace.
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2016 06:13 pm
@Setanta,
Dident the U S send advisors and soldiers under Ike?
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2016 01:59 am
@RABEL222,
Yes, and Kennedy was probably complicit in the assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem, founder of the Republic of Vietnam (in a rigged plbebecite--there were no good guys in that one), and expanded the deployment of "advisors" and training officers.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2016 11:04 am
@Setanta,
Yes, Kennedy was complicit.
http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Weisberg%20Subject%20Index%20Files/R%20Disk/Reeves%20Richard/Item%2007.pdf
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2016 11:32 am
President Gas.



Why? The base line.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jun, 2016 04:01 pm
@edgarblythe,
FDR ordered the internment of Japanese-American citizens. This has to be one of the most horrendous presidential actions in our history and if a Republican president had ordered it you would be damning him to hell for all of eternity.

That was then, and this is then, but it is interesting to see what and what cannot be stomached.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jun, 2016 04:02 pm
My favorite is George Washington because he was asked to be a tyrant, and refused.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jun, 2016 04:13 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
I didn't connect that when I posted, but you are right.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jun, 2016 06:37 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
As a Japanese American, I agree that FDR was a racial bigot without regard to our Constitution. Germans and Italians were not put into concentration camps. Nobody was charged with any crime. Most of us were citizens by birth. It was the times when our government failed the whole country; it put a smear on our Constitution.

Picture this if you can. Our mother had to take care of three young children, and all she could take to the concentration camp was what she could carry.
She made us older kids (I was 6 yo) carry carnation canned milk, because our younger brother was only one year old.

We lived in tar-papered shacks for the duration of the war where it snowed in the winter, and returned to Sacramento after the war with $25.

The great irony is that the Japanese American 442 Infantry Battalion was the most decorated of any war; many volunteered into the Army from concentration camps.

RABEL222
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jun, 2016 03:09 pm
@cicerone imposter,
This is not an excuse CI but keep in mind that the Japanese had just bombed pearl harbor and war hysteria had griped the country. It may have saved many Japanese lives. Granted that most lost more than the $20,000 in compensation they were granted. And many good americans robbed them.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jun, 2016 03:24 pm
@RABEL222,
You're the same kind of racist that allowed us to be put into concentration camps. War hysteria is no excuse for how the government treated us. They forgot about the US Constitution. We were not charged with any crime.
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jun, 2016 03:38 pm
President Merkin Muffley, the man behind this inspirational quote, "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room."
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jun, 2016 09:55 pm
@cicerone imposter,
I'll pass on the racist comment but stand by my statement and admit it wasent the right thing to do but the times were different. Hind site is always perfect.
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Thomas33
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2016 05:36 pm
Barack Obama. I became completely detached from his presidency, becoming completely at one with myself and the woodland local to me.
I distinctly recall his campaign against John McCain, and the vicious smears against Obama from the right wing (aka Fox News) that ran the whole year, night in night out.

As I said, during the actual presidency I was totally detached from news, especially news about US politics, but because of my strong affinity for the campaign of Obama, he's the default choice.




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Carthorse
 
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Reply Sun 11 Apr, 2021 06:24 pm
@gorff,
I don't know much as yet about the presidents, but from the Langer History encyclopedia I was most impressed by FDR and his various regulatory agencies like the SEC.
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Tue 13 Apr, 2021 02:45 pm
Lincoln. He kept the union together. But I sometimes wonder if it wouldent have been better to let the racist ultraconservative southern states go their own way.
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