Political outlaws and heroes
So how did the beginnings of our early political parties come about?
There was a split between the Free Soilers, who opposed slavery, and the Copperheads, who wanted peace with the Confederates soon.
William Cullen Bryant—editor and co-owner of the NY Post—supported Andrew Jackson, who became the first President of the Donkeycrat Party.
The Republican Party was organized by disaffected Whigs and Bryant – buried in Roslyn, LI – who launched Abraham Lincoln by famously introducing him to Cooper Union.
Things about American Marxism are reminiscent of Samuel Adams (John’s cousin) saying that “a country loses its virtue”.
Patriot Samuel, who declined to be called Sam, signed the Declaration of Independence. Unfortunately, today he is only a beer.
Of course America had its lice.
Our 19th century train robbing days brought us guys like Jesse James and his brother Frank.
Our classier Dodge City era had movie-star cowboy heroes like Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Gary Cooper, and Randolph Scott charging into the OK Corral—or whatever it was called—to rescue us.
But before that, pardon the expression, there was Watergate in the 1920’s – the worst financial quagmire in the history of our United States of America.
his misery? The Teapot Dome Scandal. Bribery. It was about the government of then President Warren Harding, who usurped the election with the pink slogan “Back to normality”.
There were bribes, investigations, lies, scandals, discoveries, civil and criminal cases. Even our Supreme Court tucked in their robes.
Now comes Joe Barfden and his son, who may have accidentally left his bag of goodies at the White House.
He should be more careful. Listen, who knows, maybe there are dishonest people there.
But we can’t fault Joe Biden, because after all, he has his rights.
Mostly so nobody can examine it.
Florida needs a favor
Due to the extremely high rate of inflation in Florida, locals cannot take out mortgages. It requires homeowners insurance and these companies have split up Florida.
Rich people don’t need mortgages. And the fight over the lack of housing drives up costs and makes the state even more unaffordable.
Those in the Alligator State are now praying that either there are hardly any hurricanes there these days—or that DeSantis will somehow become embroiled in the next biggest, most publicized scandal in American political history.
It could be worse
We are on our holiday weekend.
Given New York’s problems—high taxes, low maintenance, thieves, murderers, robbers, store closures, shoplifting, high rents, unemployment, rats and mice, and unkind people—we should all be thankful that we live here.
And not in San Francisco.
Thanks I think
Also, a token of gratitude for the stumbling, stumbling, and stumbling bones we sleep in the White House (even during the day).
Gratitude for the uncomplicated way with which he avoids all problems.
One day he might be remembered as a favorite son.
And one day it could become the greatest unfinished sentence in history.
Have a nice weekend. love our country We’ll see each other again on Tuesday.