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What If Nixon Hadn’t Been Ruined By Watergate?


[ReviewAZON asin=”0275979156″ display=”inlinepost”] Richard Nixon’s political career was ruined after the Watergate Scandal.  If you are unfamiliar with Watergate, it is a business complex in Washington, D.C.  In 1972, five men broke into the Democratic National Headquarters there in an effort to wiretap the Democrats.  That’s illegal.  What’s worse is that President Nixon knew about it and tried to cover it up.  Over the next two years, it was revealed by writers Bernstein and Woodward how involved the inner circle of Washington was involved.  With impeachment imminent,  Nixon resigned the Presidency and went down in disgrace.  But what would have happened if he wasn’t caught? How would America be different if Nixon got away scot-free?  Would America be in the trouble going on today if Nixon had got away with it? Here is another look in our series on Alternate Realities and What Ifs… Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - October 28, 2011 at 11:35 am

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Derogatory Nicknames Of Past Presidents

I was listening to the radio this morning and the announcer mentioned that the President of the United States always was held in the highest regard and that each year people get more and more disrespectful.  While President Obama does get his share of derogatory nicknames, they aren’t as bad as some in the past.  Whether you like them or not, having a nickname like “Dubya” or “Tricky Dicky” seems a lot worse than being called “Barry”.  But which of the Presidents had the worst nicknames?  Here are five not-so-nice references to our Presidents made by the people..for the people. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - July 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm

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Is Michele Bachmann Crazy or Just a Publicity Hound?

bachmannI don’t know if you are familiar with Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann.  She represents Minnesota’s 6th District and in recent years has become a regular on cable news channels.  Some of her statements are so far-reaching, they can’t help but cause a media storm.  Here are some of her claims.  Is she really crazy or do you think she is just trying to make a name for herself and stay in the spotlight?  Be forewarned: Some of this is just crazy! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - December 10, 2009 at 11:27 pm

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