Prickly City by Scott Stantis for September 22, 2023

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    sergioandrade Premium Member 5 months ago

    Grover Cleveland was a bachelor when he was first elected he married his wife, Francis, in the White House during his first term. Mrs. Cleveland was the Princess Diana/Meghan Markel of her day and often featured in newspapers.

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    braindead Premium Member 5 months ago

    How many times was Cleveland indicted?

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    Grandma Lea  5 months ago

    well tRump is there where is the remainder of his republican surfeit

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    DangerMan  5 months ago

    Apparently his second run at it was not terribly successful.

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    Silly Season   5 months ago

    Early in Cleveland’s second term the United States sank into the most severe economic depression the country had yet experienced.

    Cleveland believed that the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890—which required the secretary of the treasury to purchase 4.5 million ounces of silver each month—had eroded confidence in the stability of the currency and was thus at the root of the nation’s economic troubles.

    He called Congress into special session and, over considerable opposition from Southern and Western members of his own party, forced the repeal of the act.

    Yet the depression only worsened, and Cleveland’s negative view of government began to diminish his popularity.

    Apart from assuring a sound—i.e., gold-backed—currency, he insisted the government could do nothing to alleviate the suffering of the many thousands of people who had lost jobs, homes, and farms.

    His popularity sank even lower when—distraught over the diminishing quantity of gold in the treasury—he negotiated with a syndicate of bankers headed by John Pierpont Morgan to sell government bonds abroad for gold.

    The deal succeeded in replenishing the government’s gold supply, but the alliance between the president and one of the era’s leading “robber barons” intensified the feeling that Cleveland had lost touch with ordinary Americans.

    That the president cared more about the interests of big business than those of ordinary Americans seemed manifest in Cleveland’s handling of the Pullman Strike in 1894.

    Cleveland sent federal troops to Chicago to quell violence at George M. Pullman’s railroad car facility, despite the objections of Illinois Gov. John P. Altgeld.

    The strike was broken within a week, and the president received the plaudits of the business community. However, he had severed whatever support he still had in the ranks of labour.



    Grover Cleveland

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    kaffekup   5 months ago

    He was also widely known for this:

    “Two weeks after Cleveland won the Democratic Party’s nomination, the Republicans found a ch!nk in “Cleveland’s moral armor.” Maria Halpin, a 35-year-old widow, made the headline by declaring that Cleveland, a bachelor, was the father of her illegitimate ten-year-old son, Oscar Folsom Cleveland. Republican media had a field day. They subsidized massive distribution of a published song mocking Cleveland entitled: “Ma! Ma! Where’s my pa?”

    After he won, his followers chanted, “Gone to the White House, ha, ha, ha…”

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    rossevrymn  5 months ago

    Got to catch the latest DMZ where Stanti couldn’t remember on which show Hannity and Colmes played (He likes to crack on Biden’s age.) and the two geniuses predicted Biden would be impeached.

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    WestNYC Premium Member 5 months ago

    Mr. Cleveland also appears on the $1,000.00 Federal Reserve Note, long out of circulation.

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    Dapperdan61  Premium Member 5 months ago

    I wish our forefathers had set a higher bar for who can serve as president. And an age limit wouldn’t have been a bad idea either

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    jaltman Premium Member 5 months ago

    He’s more like Hillary Clinton-won the popular vote for a second term, but not the Electoral Vote

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