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Calvin Coolidge, born July 4: Hero to tea partiers
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Posted on 07/03/2010 2:01:03 PM PDT by JoeProBono

PLYMOUTH, Vt. (AP) -- In the Vermont hamlet where Calvin "Silent Cal" Coolidge was born, folks will celebrate his star-spangled birthday the way they always do....

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John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933) was the 30th President of the United States (1923–1929). A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state. His actions during the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight. Soon after, he was elected as the 29th Vice President in 1920 and succeeded to the Presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923. Elected in his own right in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small-government conservative.


1 posted on 07/03/2010 2:01:04 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

I wish Obama would take a cue from Coolidge and just shut up for a few days.


2 posted on 07/03/2010 2:04:34 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Raider Sam

His head would probably explode... but, then again, that wouldn’t be such a bad thing either.


3 posted on 07/03/2010 2:07:59 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Raider Sam

Want Emperor Zero to shut up ? Hide his teleprompter.


4 posted on 07/03/2010 2:09:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: JoeProBono

His home in Plymouth Notch, Vt. is worth a visit. Here, one can see where he took the oath of office as president, administered by his father, a notary public. The tiny community has changed little since Coolidge’s day.


5 posted on 07/03/2010 2:13:13 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: JoeProBono

Put a cowboy hat on him in that photo, and you’d swear he’s GWB.


6 posted on 07/03/2010 2:15:56 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Fiji Hill

This painting is displayed in the museum at Plymouth Notch, Vermont. The general store, with Calvin's birthplace in back, is at the left; behind it you can see the steeple of the church he attended; across the street and back is the Coolidge home; the white building nearer the right-hand edge of the picture is the hotel, and the red building is the Coolidge barn. This is how the town looked in the early 20th Century


7 posted on 07/03/2010 2:16:10 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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8 posted on 07/03/2010 2:17:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Makes me wish that I could step into that painting and back in time for a little while...visit with the folks there. : )


9 posted on 07/03/2010 2:22:57 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: JoeProBono

Wonderful post. Thank you, and I love the painting.


10 posted on 07/03/2010 2:23:14 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: JoeProBono; All

I wished he did more to stop the nomination of Herbert Hoover....


11 posted on 07/03/2010 2:25:05 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The meek shall inherit the Earth... the rest of us will take the stars!)
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To: LucyJo; onyx

12 posted on 07/03/2010 2:27:27 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Up the street from the house was a cheese factory. A few years ago, it was still owned by the Coolidge family and still making cheese, but I don’t think that’s the case today.


13 posted on 07/03/2010 2:28:32 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: KevinDavis

Torpedoman Second Class Henry Breault, USN (center) Receives the Medal of Honor from President Calvin Coolidge, in ceremonies at the White House, Washington, D.C., on 8 March 1924. Captain Adolphus Andrews, Presidential Naval Aide, is at left. Breault was awarded the Medal of Honor for "heroism and devotion to duty" during the sinking of USS O-5 (SS-66) on 28 October 1923. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.


14 posted on 07/03/2010 2:30:51 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

In a sane world, he would be considered one of the best presidents in US history.


15 posted on 07/03/2010 2:31:20 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Fiji Hill

By 1934, a year after Coolidge's death, the cheese factory had closed due to a "milk shortage in Vermont." ( !) It was revived in 1960 by the president's son, John and was producing 200, 000 pounds of cheese a year at its peak. It went under again in 1998 when John Coolidge sold the factory to the state of Vermont. The cheese was superlatively good, and many longtime fans of its qualities kept calling the Coolidge Site wanting to know when the cheese factory would be up and running again.


16 posted on 07/03/2010 2:35:20 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s a keeper! I’m bookmarking this thread.


17 posted on 07/03/2010 2:40:05 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: JoeProBono

Minus the old-timey cars, much of Vermont still looks like that. Unfortunately, most people in Vermont today would consider someone with Silent Cal's beliefs a "dangerous extremist."

18 posted on 07/03/2010 2:42:13 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("Why should I feed pirates?"--Russian officer off Somalia)
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To: onyx

19 posted on 07/03/2010 2:43:44 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: denydenydeny

President Calvin Coolidge (left) and Lieutenant Junior Grade Thomas J. Ryan, Jr., USN (right) Photographed on 15 March 1924 at the White House after President Coolidge had presented the Medal of Honor to LtJG Ryan. He received the award for "extraordinary heroism" in rescuing a woman from the Grand Hotel at Yokohama, Japan, which was on fire after the Great Kanto earthquake, 1 September 1923. He was then attached to the American Embassy at Tokyo, Japan.


20 posted on 07/03/2010 2:46:39 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: KevinDavis

21 posted on 07/03/2010 2:50:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Qbert

Secretary of War John Weeks, Pres. Calvin Coolidge, and Asst. Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Armistice Day


22 posted on 07/03/2010 2:56:13 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

The highly gregarious Dorothy Parker was seated next to “silent Cal” at a dinner. She said to him, “Mr. Coolidge, I’ve made a bet against a fellow who said it was impossible to get more than two words out of you.” He replied: “You lose.”


23 posted on 07/03/2010 3:12:42 PM PDT by Jeff F (austinaero; Phoenix11; WaterBoard)
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To: JoeProBono

Inauguration of Calvin Coolidge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTpqNZjTQX0&feature=youtube_gdata


24 posted on 07/03/2010 3:18:47 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Jeff F

Despite her reputation as the witty gal of the Algonquin Round Table, DOROTHY PARKER (1893-1967) dismissed the clique as “just a lot of people telling jokes and telling each other how good they were.” They did help her gain a national renown, though, by quoting her lunchtime ad libs and verses in their newspaper columns. Those mordant verses (“Razors pain you/rivers are damp…”) don’t really endure (though they are fun to discover, and certainly I was one of those girls who would moan “What fresh hell is this?” when her dorm-room phone rang), and Parker’s numerous book and theater reviews for the New Yorker and Vanity Fair are remarkable more for their voice than their contribution to modern criticism.


25 posted on 07/03/2010 3:19:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Qbert

President Coolidge Inaugural Parade


26 posted on 07/03/2010 3:22:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

President Coolidge autographing a sap bucket (scanned from my original photo).

From left to right: Harvey Firestone, President Calvin Coolidge, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Russell Firestone, Mrs. Grace Coolidge, John Coolidge at the Coolidge Homestead in Plymouth, Vermont, August 19, 1924.

27 posted on 07/03/2010 3:28:16 PM PDT by Jeff F (austinaero; Phoenix11; WaterBoard)
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To: JoeProBono

He’s been a personal inspiration of mine when, as a child, I read a book about him. He was the last president who truly understood what the founding fathers intended. That he is so utterly reviled by liberals (especially those trapped in their ivory towers of academia) shows just how good a man and president he was. Their hatred can be no higher badge of honor of the justness of his actions and his ethic.

Hard work, personal responsibility, thrift, whit, intelligence, respect for the rights of man.


28 posted on 07/03/2010 3:32:10 PM PDT by Hexenhammer (sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Jeff F
Buncha dead typical white people.

BTW, Ford was a Nazi and Edison was a thief. But other than that, a productive lot.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

29 posted on 07/03/2010 3:32:48 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Jeff F

30 posted on 07/03/2010 3:33:59 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Coolidge was a role model for Ronald Reagan. He would have been pleased by that.


31 posted on 07/03/2010 3:34:19 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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32 posted on 07/03/2010 3:38:15 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Interesting Times

33 posted on 07/03/2010 4:11:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

I read his autobiography a number of years ago. You probably know this already- but there’s actually a passage where he describes visiting one of his female relatives as a youngster. She was smoking a pipe, and he described her in no uncertain terms as being Indian. (Some historians later questioned this account- but I would think it would be easier to prove/disprove with DNA sampling, etc. these days).


34 posted on 07/03/2010 4:13:31 PM PDT by Qbert
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35 posted on 07/03/2010 4:19:00 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: denydenydeny

i agree with you on the jalopies in the front yard and i haven’t seen a horse-drawn haywagon in ages but when you dig a little deeper under the surface of townies and flatlanders you’ll find the throbbing heart of American Conservatism;hard working people and true blue Americans.

I LOVE MY STATE, VERMONT
GOD BLESS AMERICA and I WISH EVERYONE HERE AT FR A VERY HAPPY 4th of JULY (i’m not shouting either) just proud to be an AMERICAN


36 posted on 07/03/2010 4:58:08 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: JoeProBono

Also Jesse Helms, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Madison died on July 4.


37 posted on 07/03/2010 8:10:23 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

VT is OK, but it’s the people of VT who give us pause! They really believe in socialism and practice it too. Coolidge would no longer know the place.


38 posted on 07/03/2010 8:11:48 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.

39 posted on 07/03/2010 9:10:05 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Have visited this historic site yrs ago and I think I bought some cheese at a cheese factory in one building.

Silent Cal
Woman goes up to Coolidge and said, “Oh Mr President I bet someone that I could get you to say _more_ than two words.”

“You lose.”


40 posted on 07/04/2010 4:09:10 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

oops, didn’t see the post above! Guess I wasn’t the only one to remember that one!


41 posted on 07/04/2010 4:10:12 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: JoeProBono
John Qunincy.

Coolidge told the affected states during the great flood of 1927 to get help from the Red Cross and other charities, disaster relief was not the role of the federal government.

He appointed Hoover to oversee the charitable efforts.

Hoover did such a fine job it catapulted him into the White House.

On this July 4, we should resolve to hold conservative politicians feet to the fire and push a zero tolerance for marxism policy, complete with prosecution and imprisonment of our domestic enemy within, the treasonous and seditious members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

42 posted on 07/04/2010 4:44:47 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Theodore R.

maybe you are meeting or have met the kind of people who dissatisfy you. You’d have to live here to understand what I meant by my last post on Vermont


43 posted on 07/04/2010 8:09:56 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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