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7 of John Adams' Greatest Insults [Funny, but True]
mental floss ^ | Mark Mancini

Posted on 07/28/2013 3:56:13 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

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John Adams, perhaps the original Rush Limbaugh. :)
1 posted on 07/28/2013 3:56:13 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Maybe the original Don Rickles.


2 posted on 07/28/2013 4:03:18 PM PDT by DManA
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To: SoFloFreeper

John Adams was a sick man and also our first liberal President, although an argument can be made that Washington was. His son, John Quincy, was a victim of both he and his wife, Abigail. John Quincy was a good man whose life was a living hell due to the ridiculous demands that his parents put upon him. Coincidentally, John and John Quincy were the only Presidents out of the first seven who only served one term.


3 posted on 07/28/2013 4:05:29 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: DManA

I wonder how long he would last on FR?

I bet his first post would be a zot thread.


4 posted on 07/28/2013 4:06:44 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: SoFloFreeper
8) On Barack Obama

"Living proof that in these several states,*anyone* can grow up to be President"

5 posted on 07/28/2013 4:06:45 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Adams is one of my favorite presidents, along with Coolidge.


6 posted on 07/28/2013 4:09:37 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: SoFloFreeper
Am still reading David McCullough's John Adams.

Adams was infinitely more than a mouth (no insult intended to Rush). Adams raised the money (from the Dutch) and arranged the French Naval support needed for victory at Yorktown.

He was disliked by many and dismissed by many others...but in hindsight...he is a towering little man.

A Boston Yankee from the Original Yankee cloth!

Good husband, good father...great American!

7 posted on 07/28/2013 4:09:48 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Liberals' first line of defense is emotion...the fall back position is specious reasoning.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

You sure he wasn’t covered under “crapulous mass”?


8 posted on 07/28/2013 4:10:04 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: SoFloFreeper

So he really would have loved Obama.


9 posted on 07/28/2013 4:11:42 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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Dude!! The man actually used the word “crapulous”?! Nice!


10 posted on 07/28/2013 4:13:30 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

His cousin Sam Adams was the Rush Limbaugh of that revolutionary era. I mean this in a good way for both Sam and Rush.


11 posted on 07/28/2013 4:14:16 PM PDT by Sam Clements
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To: SoFloFreeper
6. On Thomas Jefferson: “His soul is poisoned with ambition.”

BWA HAHAHAHA

12 posted on 07/28/2013 4:17:39 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("...Someone handed the keys to the Forum to the OPC and its sympathizers...")
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To: SoFloFreeper

I heard this somewhere, but the author escapes me:
“Measure your mind, by the shadow it creates.”

I was raised in the nation’s “pahk yor cah” neck-of-the-woods.

I have traveled this land, seen a lot, and somehow, doing a little ‘substitution of Adams’ Phyladelphya formula’, have made the same basic remarks!


13 posted on 07/28/2013 4:20:03 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: SoFloFreeper

I love this!
Thanks so much!
Saving!


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To: SoFloFreeper

Crapulous mass! LOL! I’ll remember this one!


16 posted on 07/28/2013 4:26:56 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: gorush

Good point. That’s why Tom hanks and Spielberg produced John Adams in the first place. Not because they’re patriotic but they are libs first. The only good part about the series is that they made Jefferson look better than Adams, IMO.


17 posted on 07/28/2013 4:28:04 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: bigheadfred

Crapulous is a great word, but it doesn’t mean what I thought it did.

Perhaps it needs a new definition more appropriate to it’s first four letters.


18 posted on 07/28/2013 4:28:49 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: SoFloFreeper
“That Washington is not a scholar is certain. That he is too illiterate, unlearned, unread for his station is equally beyond dispute.”

That is actually fairly true and Washington was well aware of it and very self conscious about it too. Though it's also true that Washington did quite a bit of studying on his own.

19 posted on 07/28/2013 4:30:26 PM PDT by DManA
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Don’t get me wrong, John Adams was great in the lead up to the Revolution. But after getting power he was what the founders warned us against.


20 posted on 07/28/2013 4:32:45 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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