Posts Tagged: Presidents

What Sinister Forces Murdered All These U.S. Presidents?

What happens when a candidate wins the presidential race and gets that first top-level security briefing in the Oval Office? The comedian Bill Hicks had a pretty good idea, which he explained not long after Bill Clinton was inaugurated.

"No matter what you promise on the campaign trail," Hicks said in a 1993 routine, "when you win, you go into this smoke-filled room with the 12 industrialist capitalist scum-fucks who got you in there. And you're in this smoky room, and this little film screen comes down, and a big guy with a cigar goes, 'Roll the film.' And it's a shot of the Kennedy assassination from an angle [...]


How Do You Like Barack Obama Now? A Conversation

New York Times political reporter Jodi Kantor's The Obamas arrived in paperback yesterday, so we gathered some people to talk about Barack Obama: the man, the president, the person, the dog enthusiast, the man who kills people with drones.


Americans Proudly Protest Against Health Care, Boo Obama, Tell Him "You Suck"

American patriots are showing up to protest our fake President as he travels the country, talking about (ew!) health care! Why is he trying to force health care upon us? What would a patriot do? A patriot would reject that health care.



You can join us here! And by join us, we mean actually join in this time! (There's a button! It says "Ask to Join.") Here we are, it's America's COUNTDOWN TO DEMOCRACY.


All The Presidents’ Menus

While compiling this list I attempted as often as possible to learn not what the presidents ate at state functions and inaugural dinners but during their solitary breakfasts and family suppers—in other words, their comfort foods. Often this information came from contemporary accounts, and occasionally from the recipe cards of first ladies who left for posterity the dishes they'd cooked for their husbands, during the White House years as well as the early days of their marriages. Where this was difficult to track down (such as with the earlier presidents), I focused on menu items from the more personal of the large events (birthday and wedding dinners, for example) held [...]


Presidents Psychopathy

You don't have to be crazy to be the President of the United States, but it sure helps.


Lyndon Johnson, Bed Hopper

Everyone loved the New Yorker's recent piece on Lyndon Johnson (subscription-only). That includes Hal C. Wingo, one of the founders of People magazine, who spent New Year's Eve of 1963 with Johnson, while on assignment for Life, and penned this letter to add to the record: Johnson explained that all he wanted to do was to insure Kennedy’s legacy on civil rights, space exploration, and other cherished programs of his short-lived Presidency. He said that he needed the kind of help the press had given Kennedy. Just before midnight, he wished us all a Happy New Year and made one final request. Leaning forward in his chair, [...]