Monday, February 17, 2014

The LuLac Edition #2603, February 17th, 2014

A poster asked the question in the first comment today, did we ever have a good one? You decide. You can even give me your top 3.  Meanwhile, with all this talk of a woman President, well it isn't that new.


At 5:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Presidents Day. Can anyone name a good one? In my lifetime I think maybe Truman or Eisenhower.
As to the others just an array of tap dancers, actors and phonies all!
Now its a day off for some and a good opportunity to sell cars, furniture and sheets.


At 6:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my lifetime I think Ronald Reagan who forced me to grow up and leave the government t!t was the best.I learned about doing things for myself and being proud of the accomplishments.

He also won the Cold War without firing a shot.

At 6:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spending Presidents' Day with David Yonki!

At 7:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 8:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reagan winning the cold war is a myth! The Russians lost the cold war pretty much on their own and they were bankrupted by Afghanistan. One thing I believe about Reagan is that he was the last president in a position to make compromise work and he had Tip ONeil to work with and together they could talk, be civil and respectful and put the good of the nation before their own agendas. I think Reagan was a good man more than a great president and that says a lot. I also agree with RGB re Eisenhower. He should be reevaluated. The General kept a cool head in more than one dangerous situation and didnt over react.

At 8:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LBJ is getting higher on my list.
The Roosevelts too.

At 8:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teddy Roosevelt

At 9:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

18th century....George Washington
this century, fuggetabowt it.

At 10:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush 41

At 10:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

May not be the most popular but I'm saying Ford, Jefferson and Tyler.
Ford because he pardoned Nixon. Jefferson because he expanded America westward and Tyler because he stood his ground as the first Vice President to succeed a dead President in office.
Those are my picks.

At 6:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wilson! Read some history!
Bush 41, for what achievement?
Ford, Good God!It did take guts to pardon Nixon and was the right move but a zero otherwise.

FDR has got to get consideration.
WWII and the depression. Those were the toughest of times and dont forget Social Security.
Lincoln for most of the same reasons.
Washington because we could have a King right now if he didnt make the right moves.
and maybe Truman because he had balls which so many have lacked.

Its all conjecture and history's spin, but sadly there have been few great men in the office.

Just another opinion.

At 7:32 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

Good morning students,
I hope you are all dealing competently as you can with our series of snowstorms. I enjoyed a quiet but rejuvenating weekend at a physician friends estate in Vermont. In my younger days, I would have taken to the slopes, as skiing was always a great love of mine. Instead, I enjoyed the view from the hilltop overlooking the beauty of the New England landscape. One cannot beat sitting by a fire, enjoying good wine and conversation. TO return to this den of sludge is a bit of a letdown. And please, please!!!! Do not use snowfall to excuse yourself from attending classes!!!!!
The work of this classroom moves forward……
Students, as Mr. Yonki has opened the floor to list the “best” Presidents, I find it amusing how some in this class have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. Allow me to enlighten you.
The 5 Greatest United States Presidents:
1. George Washington: The man who, although he himself did not establish the office, set the precedent for its continuation. When artist Benjamin West informed King George III that Washington would leave office following the prescribed time of his term, the King responded, “IF he does this, he will truly be a great man.” Need I say more.
2. Abraham Lincoln: Called “The original gorilla” by his own Secretary of State, Lincoln refused to be intimidated by aspersions cast upon his character and moved forward with his intent on saving the Union. Despite calls from many members of his own party to forge a compromise with the South. Greatness indeed.
3. Ronald Wilson Reagan: Took control of a nation crippled by a fractured economy from an even more crippled and fractured leader, Jimmy Carter. Slashed tax rates by 30%, instilling 8 solid years of economic growth. Took the reins on national defense by modernizing our weaponry and our readiness for any threat to our security. The nation rewarded him in 1984 by returning him to office with the largest electoral/popular vote margins in history.
And there you have it, the three greatest Presidents of the United States.
God willing, someone will come along in the next cycle who can compare.
Something to think about this morning…..
Class Dismissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 8:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:15..... I think you were reding my mind. You are 100% correct that Reagan had nothing to do with the Cold War ending, it was Russia doing the same thing we are in the sand lands. As for Ike, he played a lot of gold and that was a good thing because it kept him out of the Oval Office. Remember Viet Nam? Ike was the beginning of it.

As for naming the 3 best presidents, if anyhone really looks into it, there were a heck of a lot more than 3 so how do you judge them?

At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep 10:17 theres no doubt Tyler has long been known as one of the great presidents! Why seldom is there a discussion when the name of whatever his first name was Tyler doesnt come up! Who could forget his handling of
what exactly or for that matter when? Lincoln, Roosevelt and Truman pale in comparison with a giant like Tyler.

At 9:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ike may have first gotten us involved in Vietnam but he would never have allowed us to get in that deep. Military advisors wanted him to go in to save the French at Dien Bien Phu even suggesting the Atomic bomb! It was Kennedy and Johnson who took the bait on Southeast Asia. They should have read Graham Green or better still Bernard Fall.
I remember Vietnam only too well as a matter of fact I'll never forget.
By the way how do you play gold?

At 10:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The old prof said 5 presidents. Did they turn off his oxygen at 3 or did he just nod off? Ah back to the days on the slopes in Vermont, old timer.

At 12:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the betty boop cartoon sounded like Obama
go to dc to split the money
give everything for free
elect me and you'll be happy

At 8:08 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

RE: 10:56,

Young man, I applaud you for your awareness as to the fact that I listed only 3 Presidents instead of the 5 which I promised.
The reason being that the remainder of the class had chosen 3 and not wishing to upstage them any further than I already have, I chose to limit my choices to equal theirs.
In due course, I will provide my further 2 picks.
Thank You for doing your research. YOu are to be commended. As for now....Young man, You are Dismissed!!!!!!!!!!

At 8:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter what you say about Reagan, he was smart enough to know when the opportunity presented itself and used it to achieve the end of the Cold war.

Our current occupant could learn a lot by studying his strategies.


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