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To: Kaslin
We have never had a nerd president. All of them tend to have a mixture of resentment, admiration and contempt for the nerds.

I disagree.

His motto may have been keep "cool and keep Coolidge". But he was all nerd, all the time.
2 posted on 05/02/2012 11:28:33 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: GonzoGOP
I didn't post the picture, that was in the article in Townhall, but who looks like a bigger nerd, Coolidge or 0bama. Judge for yourself

Personally I think Not only does 0bama look like a nerd, He even looks like an arrogant nerd that he is

7 posted on 05/02/2012 11:43:40 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: GonzoGOP

We could do a lot worse than Calvin Coolidge. When it came to the U.S. economy, he pretty much just let it run itself. The stock market boomed and prosperity spread.

When asked why he never turned down an invitation to any function of any kind, Cal replied, “Well, a man’s got to eat.”

His White House staff was miniscule. Coolidge was a caretaker President and knew his limitations, including a second term, which he turned down in 1928.

We could do a lot worse than Silent Cal and we already have, IMO.


27 posted on 05/02/2012 12:51:01 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke the Aswan High Dam, then nuke Mecca. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: GonzoGOP
My second favorite “Silent Cal” story...

A woman approached President Coolidge and said “My friends bet me I could get you to say more than two words.”

He looked at her and replied “You lose.”.

My FAVORITE “Silent Cal” story.....

He and the First Lady were touring a chicken farm separately - as they often did. When the farmer got embarrassed about a rooster making a big production out of mating a hen the First Lady asked him...

“How many times a day would you say that rooster has his way with a hen?”

“About twenty times a day.” the farmer replied.

“Be sure to tell the President that.” she remarked.

When the President was told, he replied “Every time the same hen?”

“No, every time a different hen.” the farmer answered.

“tell THAT to the First Lady!”.

In behavioral science this is called “the Coolidge effect” where a male will not sexually respond to a presenting female he has already inseminated - but will somehow muster up the gumption to mate with a new female.

29 posted on 05/02/2012 1:03:27 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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