Wednesday, August 10, 2022

FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago, Seizes Barron Trump's Stash of "Tall Pills"

By James J. Hamilton
PALM BEACH—The FBI searched Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday as part of an ongoing investigation into the former president's 16-year-old son Barron. Federal agents have long suspected that Barron's growth to the towering height of 6 feet 7 inches has involved the use of controlled substances. People familiar with the matter say that the FBI seized a large stash of so-called "Tall Pills," which are not FDA-approved and are manufactured in an unknown foreign country. Importation of unapproved drugs is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and legal experts say that Barron could face a term of incarceration in a juvenile detention facility, where is likely to face many entreaties to join the basketball team.

Monday, August 8, 2022

23 Benjamin Harrison

President William Henry Harrison's grandson was adamant: "I am the grandson of nobody. I believe every man should stand on his own merits.”  Benjamin Harrison may have had a famous name, but he started a law practice from scratch, volunteered to fight in the Civil War, and lost several elections before he climbed to the top of the Indiana Republican party and landed a seat in the U.S. Senate. In 1888, his sterling reputation and his hailing from a critical swing state earned him the Republican presidential nomination. After unseating the incumbent Grover Cleveland, Harrison and a Republican-controlled Congress embarked on a more sweeping agenda than the nation had seen in decades. Four years later, Cleveland would return for an epic electoral rematch, but would the voters still be on Harrison's side? 

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Ozmanlis Oriental Sexual Pills – The Macomb Journal (Macomb, IL) – February 9, 1893

Mexican Mustang Liniment – The Hutchinson News (Hutchinson, KS) – September 6, 1892

Dr. H.B. Butts cures all rectal diseases – St. Louis Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, MO) – September 10, 1889

Dr. H.B. Butts cures cancer – The Grand Island Daily Independent (Grand Island, NE) – October 19, 1889

John S. Low Bottling Works – The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) – April 23, 1891

Joseph Fleming & Son, Druggists – Pittsburgh Dispatch (Pittsburgh, PA) – April 8, 1890

Export Whiskey – Pittsburgh Dispatch (Pittsburgh, PA) – March 6, 1890

Dr. Haines’s Golden Specific – The Grand Island Daily Independent (Grand Island, NE) – February 1, 1890

Drunkenness cured – The Grand Island Daily Independent (Grand Island, NE) – October 19, 1889

Nothstein boys on the loose – The Plain Speaker (Hazleton, PA) – January 13, 1892

Reward for rapist – The Detective World (Topeka, KS) – October 1, 1890

Milk twice each day – The Daily Republican (Monongahela, PA) – June 4, 1890


Monday, August 1, 2022

PWF #6 - Era of Bad Feelings

The Presidential Wrestling Federation is live from the RCA Dome in Indianapolis with a card full of electrifying matches:
  • Theodore Roosevelt v. William Howard Taft
  • Woodrow Wilson v. Barack Obama
  • PWF Tag Team Championship Match: The Bushes v. JFK and LBJ
  • Handicap match: Andrew Jackson v. Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun
  • PWF Championship Match: Donald Trump v. Jimmy Carter 

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Monday, July 25, 2022

Presidential War #17 - Gerry Ford > Chevy Chase (with Dave Ranallo)

Returning champion Dave Ranallo joins us for another exciting installment of Presidential War, in which we discuss whether history will be kinder to Gerald Ford or his impersonator Chevy Chase, whether any president is more overrated than JFK, whether Warren Harding's illegitimate child went on to do great things, and much more!    

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Monday, July 11, 2022

22 Grover Cleveland (Pt 1)

Grover Cleveland was a lawyer and former sheriff enjoying a bachelor's life full of tall beers and greasy food. Then in 1881, he was elected mayor of Buffalo. In 1882, he was elected governor of New York. His meteoric rise culminated in 1884 when he became the first Democrat elected president since before the Civil War.  In one short term, he tackled civil service reform, set an unbelievable veto record, and married the youngest First Lady in our nation's history. When she left the White House after his defeat in the 1888 election, she predicted they'd return four years later.  Stay tuned for Part 2 and find out if she was right. 

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Allen’s Cocaine Tablets – The Indiana Progress (Indiana, PA) – December 3, 1885

Cocaine: A Remedy for Many Ills – New York Times (New York, NY) – September 2, 1885

Dentist Office of Johnson & Harris – Bolivar Bulletin (Bolivar, TN) – April 27, 1888

State Steamship Line – The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, NY) – May 6, 1887

Duffy’s Tower Mint Cure – The Evening Tribune (Lawrence, KS) – June 29, 1886

Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup – The Eufaula Daily Times (Eufaula, AL) – July 15, 1887


Parker’s Tonic – The Evening Tribune (Lawrence, KS) – July 3, 1886

$500 reward for sheep molesters – The New North-West (Deer Lodge, MT) – August 19, 1887

$500 reward for murderer – Tombstone Weekly Epitaph (Tombstone, AZ) – November 12, 1887