Posts Tagged 'Calvin Coolidge'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/28/21

Calvin Coolidge - HISTORY

The school is not the end but only the beginning of an education.”   —   Calvin Coolidge

(“Silent Cal” was born on the 4th of July, way back in 1872!  He was Warren G. Harding’s Vice President, and succeeded him in August of 1923, after Harding’s fatal heart attack in San Francisco.  Cal was visiting his family home in Vermont at the time, and took the oath of office by kerosene lamp in the family’s parlor, becoming the 30th President.  He was generally considered fairly ineffective, and many believe his economic policies led to the 1929 stock market crash, which kicked off the Great Depression.  But apparently, he was an advocate of racial equality!  So, I guess he wasn’t all bad.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/07/19

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Nothing is easier than spending the public money.  It does not appear to belong to anybody.”   —   Calvin Coolidge

(Part of the reason why – today – we are sitting at a National Debt of $22 Trillion, and climbing.  Politicians spend like drunken sailors.  I think they invented the concept of “living in the moment”!  “Sha la la la la la live for today, And don’t worry ’bout tomorrow, hey-ey-ey” . . . on steroids!  It’s not their money, so what do they care?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/23/17

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To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”   —   Calvin Coolidge

(Keep cool with Cal!  One of the few times I’ve seen plenteous used!   And, one of the Presidents that I know next to nothing about.  I’m sure he was better than GWB and DJT, but that’s just me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/14/12

Calvin Coolidge

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I have never been hurt by what I have not said.”   —   Calvin Coolidge

(This one was pretty easy, but I almost ended it with paid, instead of said.  I must have my creditors on my mind!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/04/11

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Patriotism is easy to understand in America.  It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.”   —   Calvin Coolidge

(And, “looking out for” does not mean *not questioning*.  Blind obedience is anathema to patriotism.  Exercise your rights, people.  All those who gave their lives for this country deserve more than a bunch of yahoos who blithely accept all that they’re told, while mindlessly chanting USA, USA, USA.  The ideal of America is not a destination, it’s a never ending journey.  It’s a work in progress, in which we cannot afford to be complacent.  Be well, do good and be aware.  Diligence, tolerance and vigilance are what make us a more unified people.  Peace.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/09/10

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”   —   Calvin Coolidge

(Today is another one of those consecutive dates.  At different points in time today . . . somewhere in the world . . . at 11:12 AM . . . it’s going to be 08 09 10 11 12.  Numerical nonsense, but it’s fun.  Have a good one, folks!)   —   YUR

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