Posts Tagged: William Henry Harrison
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Everything You Know About William Henry Harrison Is A Lie

I am presuming here that everything you know about William Henry Harrison is that he caught pneumonia after giving a long-ass Inauguration address and died a month later, but it turns out that is probably not true: "In those days the nation’s capital had no sewer system. Until 1850, some sewage simply flowed onto public grounds a short distance from the White House, where it stagnated and formed a marsh; the White House water supply was just seven blocks downstream of a depository for 'night soil' hauled there each day at government expense. That field of human excrement would have been a breeding ground for two [...]

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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 [...]