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My worries are few . . .
because my blessings are many!!

Judy Rose
If I know what love is, it is because of You
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President Trump
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I don't like losers.

   SG Quote 21.
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There are old pilots and there are bold pilots: but there are no old bold pilots. ~ (unknown)
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Sometimes I need to back into Jesus like backing into a big ol' bush and just allow His loving arms close around me

~ George Cavaness
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Famous Political Quotes

"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."
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- Samuel Adams, Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788
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The Presidents

Chester Arthur

21st President of the United States

In office:
September 19, 1881 - March 4, 1885

Vice President:
None

Preceded by
James A. Garfield

Succeeded by:
Grover Cleveland

Political party:
Republican
(1854 - 1886)

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Chester Alan Arthur
(October 5, 1829 - November 18, 1886)

Chester Arthur was an American attorney and politician who served as the 21st president of the United States, and previously the 20th vice president of the United States.  He succeeded to the presidency upon the death of President James A. Garfield in September 1881, two months after Garfield was shot by an assassin.

He served as quartermaster general of the New York Militia during the American Civil War.  Following the war, he devoted more time to Republican politics and quickly rose in the political machine.  Four months into his term, Garfield was shot by an assassin; he died 11 weeks later, and Arthur assumed the presidency.

At the outset, Arthur struggled to overcome a negative reputation as a Stalwart and product of Conkling's machine.  To the surprise of reformers, he took up the cause of civil service reform.  Arthur advocated and enforced the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, presided over the rebirth of the United States Navy, but was criticized for failing to alleviate the federal budget surplus accumulating since the end of the Civil War.

Arthur signed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which resulted in denying citizenship to Chinese Americans until 1898 and barring Chinese immigration until 1943. Building on the 1875 Page Act, which barred Chinese women from entering the country, it was the first total ban on a nation or ethnic group from immigrating to the country.

Suffering from poor health, Arthur made only a limited effort to secure the Republican Party's nomination in 1884 and retired at the close of his term.  Journalist Alexander McClure later wrote, "No man ever entered the Presidency so profoundly and widely distrusted as Chester Alan Arthur, and no one ever retired . . .  more generally respected alike by political friend and foe."

Although his failing health and political temperament combined to make his administration less active than a modern presidency, he earned praise among contemporaries for his solid performance in office.  The New York World summed up Arthur's presidency at his death in 1886: "No duty was neglected in his administration, and no adventurous project alarmed the nation."

Mark Twain wrote of him, "It would be hard indeed to better President Arthur's administration."  Over the 20th and 21st centuries, however, Arthur's reputation mostly faded among the public.

Born:
October 5, 1829
Fairfield, Vermont
U.S.

Died:
November 18, 1886 (aged 57)
New York City
U.S.

Resting place:
Albany Rural Cemetery
Menands, New York
U.S.

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   Redneck Sayins' 17.
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You'll never hear a Redneck say . . . "Whooooooeee . . . I need to have me a bubble bath!"

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Why not go out on the limb?  That's where the fruit is.
~ Mark Twain

Czech Republic is an important part of central Europe.  It's clear that we must participate in European integration.  I am convinced that the Czech Republic - or, in the past, Czechoslovakia - would have been one of the founding members of the EU if it hadn't been for the communist takeover in 1948.
~ Vaclav Klaus
Past, Czech Republic, Europe
"'The Past Is the Past'".
Interview with Christian Neef and Jan Puhl, Renata Hanusova, www.spiegel.de.
March 13, 2006.
Vaclav Klaus
Former President of the Czech Republic
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Old Times

They didn't mince words on this anti-smoking sign in Illinois from 1915!

How babies traveled on airplanes in the 1950s

In 1898, Bayer begins mass production of heroin as a remedy for coughs and colds.

Advertising for a job - man promotes his high qualities.

Mister Merry's play lighter toy with bubble gum cigarettes from the 1960s

The cost of living in 1938

The first drive-in theater in the state of California opened in Los Angeles, 1935

Gas prices in 1939

Harley Davidson Mobile Booking Cage, 1920

In 1918, you could buy a home from a Sears catalog for under $1300

Instructions on How to Open a New Book.

Telephone Instructions

Jewish people protesting in Ellis Island against their deportation back to Germany. (1936)

Just Divorced in 1934

Lucy and Desi in a Philip Morris cigarette ad, 1952

Marriage Broker advertisement, 1889

Doctors use an x-ray machine to aid in inserting a catheter into the large blood vessel of the patient's heart, 1947

Men protesting prohibition, 1925

Sale on men's suits in 1920

No Beatle Haircuts (1965)

Old Timers get rich with age

1958 Plymouth model and price chart

This 1904 Car was a Joint Venture Between Charles Rolls and Henry Royce

The Steam-Powered Stanley "Steamer"

Vintage Swanson ad featuring a variety of frozen dinners you can eat while watching TV.

General Electric television ad from 1951

Posing in front of Mark Twain the 1,341 years old, 331 ft tall giant Sequoia, California, 1892

Unknown man showing his angst during the Great Depression. (1932)

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