Skip to comments.7 of John Adams' Greatest Insults [Funny, but True]
Posted on 07/28/2013 3:56:13 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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Did “crapulous” mean back then, what it means now?
He was so privileged in so many ways but got gipped out of an education. But, I agree with you, it may have turned out to be an advantage.
It has to be a miracle that Washington, and so many of his generation, were there to establish this country. Talk about the greatest generation.
As they did then, when faced with extraordinary circumstances, the cream will rise. They always have. They will again.
Agreed, an arrogant and unlikable typical yankee of puritanical stock who has never measured up to the Virginians who truly made this nation great...
What a prig......
Yes, and his brother made good beer.
If it wasn’t for Washington—we would be singing the praises of baby George our king to be. We would be watching “Soccer” and “Dr. Who” on the ABBC. —and Obama would be waiting tables at Georgetown.
Well, vinegar is quite the healthy treat. And being hard prolly helped to justify the habit.
I read John Adams, too. A splendid biography, but not an exhaustive work.
The fact that book is not “exhaustive” does not constitute corroboration of the reputed statements.
Sources for the quotes?