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Monday, February 20, 2006

Happy President's Day! Trivia edition

I believe Ronald Reagan was the greatest post-WWII President we have had. Perhaps he was the best of the 20th century. ChristMatters begins a post with Ben Franklin but ends up with President Reagan at this link here.

Farmer President Trivia was here...

Remember to submit an entry for "name that acronym", or "Enemas of the State." Contest ends Wednesday evening. You simply need to come up with words for the letters "ACLU."

Also, the Darwin is Dead Carnival is going until Saturday evening. In fact, entries submitted early on Sunday should make the cut. The results will be posted by midnight CST on Sunday the 26th of February.

Now, more Presidential trivia. See how many clues you need before you know the answer:

When he was 22, his business failed. - When he was 23, he lost a bid for U.S. Congress. - When he was 24, he failed in business again. - The following year, he was elected to the state legislature. - When he was 26, his sweetheart died. - At age 27, he had a nervous breakdown. - When he was 29, he was defeated for the post of Speaker of the House in the state legislature. - When he was 31, he was defeated as Elector. - When he was 34, he ran for Congress again and lost. - At the age of 37, he ran for Congress yet again and finally won - Two years later he lost his re-election campaign. - At the age of 46, he ran for a U.S. Senate seat and lost. - The following year he ran for Vice President and lost. - Finally, at the age of 51, he was elected President of the United States.

He was...? Answer here.

I founded the NCAA - I won a Nobel Peace Prize while in office -I was once a deputy sheriff in the Dakota Territory - I was the youngest President ever when elected - I was a Colonel in the Army - I was elected to local, state and federal offices and served as an appointee in all three areas as well - I authored 35 books - I once belonged to the Mugwumps and also the Bullmoose parties although I was longest a Republican - The most popular stuffed animal is named for me

I was, of course...? Name here.

For more interesting factoids about Presidents, go to Freaky Secrets of the Presidency.


oriolebird38 said...

"I believe Ronald Reagan was the greatest post-WWII President we have had. Perhaps he was the best of the 20th century."

To put Reagan ahead of FDR is pure blasphemy. C'mon now.

Really though, calling Ronald Reagan the best post-WWII President is like calling Roger Clemens the best post-Nolan Ryan right-handed power pitcher ever. I like Reagan, really. I like some of the things he did, and I feel he easily in the top 10 of presidents. However he's nowhere close to FDR, and you shouldn't have to ask why I think that. Since WW2? Well, I suppose you could make that case. Personally, I think he's even with Eisenhower and not quite as good as Truman. Of course, I would think so, being liberal. But, aside from those two, he easily beats any of the other losers we've had since then.

BTW, love the presidential trivia. If you really wanna catch people, go with Vice Presidential trivia.

"I share my name with a Carthaginian general and a cannibalistic serial killer."

Oh the joy.

radar said...

Al Gore???? ;-)

oriolebird38 said...
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oriolebird38 said...

yeeeeaah....gonna have to say it was Hannibal Hamlin of 1860. Can't think of any Carthaginian generals named Al.