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  •  John Tyler B 1790 (23+ / 0-)

    10th President.  Or you could go for Martin Van Buren, B 1782, 8th President.  Depends on if you go from 1776 or the Treaty of Paris (1783).

    “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

    by markdd on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 08:45:24 PM PST

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    •  Whoo hoo! Two discussions of Amer. revo. history.. (6+ / 0-)

      See below on tarring and feathering, views of the colonial leaders thereon......

      Both brought to the great land of Orange courtesy of a Koch brother. Definitely not on the list of contributions they declared on their income tax form.

      Law of unintended consequence.

      "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

      by BlueStateRedhead on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 09:11:56 PM PST

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    •  Also note that the Kingston Trio (7+ / 0-)

      consisted of three Hawaii-born individuals and were retcruited by a cabal of Rat Pack (read kennedy Democrats) sympathizers to put an end to rock and roll.

      Have you heard? The vice president's gone mad. - Bob Dylan, 1966

      by textus on Sat Feb 25, 2012 at 04:19:32 AM PST

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      •  end to R&B, no to real lefty folk music+Mitt (6+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        ER Doc, markdd, vcmvo2, Tomtech, Ahianne, Matt Z

        The unscrupulous modifiers of an  urban Progressive folksong,
        Charlie on the MBTA

        Kingston Trio and lefty Charlie
        The refrain
        Did he ever return?
        No he never returned
        And his fate is still unlearn'd
        He may ride forever
        'neath the streets of Boston
        He's the man who never returned.

        The lefty song

        Composed in 1949 as part of the election campaign of Walter A. O'Brien, a Progressive Party candidate for Boston mayor. O'Brien... enlisted local folk singers to write and sing songs from a touring truck with a loudspeaker.One of O'Brien's major campaign planks was to lower the price of riding the subway...
        The perfidious act
        In the Kingston Trio recording, the name "Walter A. O'Brien" was changed to "George O'Brien", apparently to avoid risking protests that had hit an earlier recording, when the song was seen as celebrating a socialist politician.
        .....The song has become so entrenched in Boston lore that the Boston-area transit authority named its electronic card-based fare collection system the "CharlieCard" as a tribute to this song
        .....It held a dedication ceremony for the card system in 2004 which featured a performance of the song by the Kingston Trio and
        then-governor and future say do anything to please anyone

         

        Mitt Romney.
        Charlie on the MTA

        "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

        by BlueStateRedhead on Sat Feb 25, 2012 at 05:11:23 AM PST

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