I make those Two Party Opera comics
“You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?”
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My favorite part of Buchanan’s resume is that part of the reason it’s so vast is because people kept trying to send him as far away as possible
I agree, Fenshaw – if someone is going to be picking apart your grammar, it’s a thrill to see it done intellectually!
Lincoln was very concerned about Cuba because the South had its eyes on it as a potential slave-holding state. Cuba, at that time, was almost completely plantation properties, so it would have been easily adapted.
There’s been a few times in American history were we thought about going after Cuba. James K. Polk is perhaps the earliest one, within the spirit of Manifest Destiny, but the most obvious one is during the spoils process of the Spanish-American War where we actually had command of it for a hot minute before making Cuban independence part of the peace treaty for Spanish surrender. Though, we kept Guantanamo Bay.
Haha, just what I get when I lay in text at 4AM…
Happy Birthday, James Buchanan!
Argent, Gules, and Azure – these colours don’t run!
Fido is exactly right. By my count, Melania Trump is #53. To add to what Fido said, John Tyler and Woodrow Wilson also had relatives serve as First Lady in between wives – bringing each of their count to 3.
The First Lady position is not required to be married to the president, even though that has been the case for the last 100 years.
And listen, I’m not at all for isolationism. But we can’t ignore the refugee crisis and then pretend to care about Syrians later because of chemical weapons. It’s disingenuous and this needs to be a multi-pronged approach. Two weeks ago, Trump was ordering us to get out of Syria on an accelerated timetable, and then last week he’s calling for prolonged action.
The only thing we’ve really done is signal to Assad what to do if he wants us to freak out and reverse our foreign policy mission. That puts that lunatic in control and that’s no position we should be in.