Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Saturday Picture Show: Presidential Special! - November 5, 2016

The capital of Liberia, Monrovia, was named for James Monroe, who was a major advocate for that country's freedom.

When Andrew Jackson died, they had to remove his parrot from the funeral, because he had taught the parrot to curse like... a crazy cursing parrot.

Image result for martin van burenWe can thank Martin Van Buren for the widespread popularity of the term "OK."  He came from Kinderhook, NY, a town also called “Old Kinderhook”. His supporters formed groups that were known as “O.K. Clubs” and from that, "OK" came to mean "all right."

Anticipating the current fervor for term limits, James Polk << ran for his first term with a plank in his platform being that he wouldn't seek another.

Not only was James Garfield >> the first president to be ambidextrous, he could also write in two languages at once - Latin in his right hand, Greek in the left. 

Chester A. Arthur owned 80 pairs of pants. It is reported that he only wore one pair at a time. I worked with a guy once whose first name was Chester and middle name was Arthur.  I asked him if he had been named for the president and he said, "Which one?"

Warren G. Harding >> was such an inept gambler that he lost the entire White House china collection on one hand of poker.

900 Wilson Point Rd Middle River MD 21220
On the other hand, Richard Nixon funded his first congressional campaign with $6,000 that he won playing poker as a Navy lieutenant. BONUS NIXONIA: in 1945, he lived at 900 Wilson Point Rd in Middle River, Baltimore County, as he finished his Navy service working as a lawyer settling terminated warplane contracts with the Glenn L. Martin Co across the street.

President Nixon (left) with The King


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