Posts about “POTUS”

“There is absolutely no reason why, out on the street, today, a civilian should be carrying a loaded weapon.”
Ronald Reagan, Sacramento, CA, May 2, 1967

Happy Birthday, Teddy

Happy Birthday, Teddy

Teddy Roosevelt, the Original Rough Rider

“An atheist is a man who watches a Notre DameSouthern Methodist University game and doesn’t care who wins.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Jimmy Breslin died today. He wrote A Death in Emergency Room One, one of the finest pieces of journalism perhaps ever written. I read it for the first time ages ago, and it is just as powerful still. If you’ve never read it, take a few minutes and consume this timeless article on the events that occurred on November 22, 1963.

Black care rarely sits behind a rider whose pace is fast enough.
Theodore Roosevelt

I have been in a great quandary over trusts. I do not know what attitude to take. I do not intend to play a demagogue, but on the other hand, I do intend to see that the rich man is held to the same accountability as the poor man. And when the rich man is rich enough to buy unscrupulous advice from very able lawyers, this is not always easy.
Theodore Roosevelt
in an August 15, 1899 letter to a friend

We shall strive for perfection. We shall not achieve it immediately — but we still shall strive. We may make mistakes — but they must never be mistakes which result from faintness of heart or abandonment of moral principle.

I remember that my old schoolmaster, Dr. Peabody, said, in days that seemed to us then to be secure and untroubled: “Things in life will not always run smoothly. Sometimes we will be rising toward the heights — then all will seem to reverse itself and start downward. The great fact to remember is that the trend of civilization itself is forever upward; that a line drawn through the middle of the peaks and the valleys of the centuries always has an upward trend.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fourth Inaugural Address
Saturday, January 20, 1945

[W]ith a great moral issue involved, neutrality does not serve righteousness; for to be neutral between right and wrong is to serve wrong.
Theodore Roosevelt – February 22, 1915

In the final analysis, the progress of our civilization will be retarded if any large body of citizens falls behind. Without the help of thousands of others, any one of us would die, naked and starved.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Theodore RooseveltGet action. Do things. Be sane.
Don’t fritter away your time. Create. Act.
Take a place wherever you are and be somebody.
Get action.
Theodore Roosevelt, The Roosevelts

What Is This?

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bartender.live

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.

Hemingway

You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.