Monday, October 24, 2022

PWF #9 - PresidentialMania

The biggest pay-per-view event of all time features the most explosive card in presidential wrestling history:

  • Donald Trump vs. George Washington: The championship belt is on the line and so is ownership of the PWF--but if Trump wins, he gets to turn Mount Vernon into a casino.
  • Abraham Lincoln vs. Jefferson Davis: At the Confederate Championship Wrestling's flagship pay-per-view SecessleMania, Lincoln can win back the PWF's southern territory, but he has to put an important constitutional amendment at risk of repeal.
  • Teddy Roosevelt vs. William Howard Taft vs. Woodrow Wilson: The transcontinental championship will be decided in an epic three-way ladder match.
  • JFK and LBJ vs. James Madison and James Monroe for the tag team championship.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt vs. Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump in a handicap match. 


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Monday, October 17, 2022

Presidential War #20 - Jimmy Carter Is Still Alive

The epic season finale of Presidential War is a clash of titans. Who was the better statesman: Thomas Jefferson or FDR? Who would win in a fight: Abe Lincoln or TR? Who was the better-looking president: JFK or Franklin Pierce? Were Andrew Jackson's two vice presidents (John C. Calhoun and Martin Van Buren) more accomplished than William McKinley's (Garret Hobart and TR)? Also, we marvel at the still-aliveness of Nicest Guy category champion Jimmy Carter in the wake of his recent 98th birthday.      

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Monday, October 3, 2022

25 William McKinley

William McKinley was a middle-class Ohio boy who received an education-by-fire in the Civil War, where his commanding officer and mentor was future President Rutherford B. Hayes. After the war, he followed in Hayes's footsteps as a lawyer and politician, overcoming family tragedy while working his way up into the Republican congressional leadership and becoming Ohio's governor. In 1896, he had no serious rival for his party's presidential nomination, and defeated populist Democrat William Jennings Bryan in a hard-fought general election that pitted silver versus gold.  As president, his masterful grasp of economic policy boosted the nation's expanding industrial prowess—but when he was confronted with a war he could not avoid, McKinley became responsible for guiding the United States through its international debut as an imperial powerhouse. As the 20th century dawned, the world would never be the same.

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Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera, and Diarrhea Remedy – The Ligonier Echo (Ligonier, PA) – August 28, 1901

Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera, and Diarrhea Remedy – The Emporia Gazette (Emporia, KS) – June 14, 1901

Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera, and Diarrhea Remedy – Record Searchlight (Redding, CA) – July 13, 1899

Rattlesnake Pete’s snake oil – Stevens Point Journal (Stevens Point, WI) – November 19, 1897

Rattlesnake Pete – The Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, MT) – September 12, 1897

Reward for garden hose thief – Abilene Weekly Reflector (Abilene, KS) – May 5, 1898

Reward for school vandals – Oroville Daily Register (Oroville, CA) – January 17, 1901

Reward for turkey killers – Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper, AL) – August 21, 1901

Dr. Bell’s Anti-Pain – The Owensboro Messenger (Owensboro, KY) – September 6, 1900

Dr. Bell’s Anti-Pain – The Owensboro Messenger (Owensboro, KY) – August 23, 1900

Dr. Bell’s Anti-Pain – The Owensboro Messenger (Owensboro, KY) – August 1, 1900

Dr. Bell’s Anti-Pain – The Columbus Republican (Columbus, IN) – October 25, 1900

Dr. Bell’s Anti-Pain – The Owensboro Messenger (Owensboro, KY) – June 24, 1900

Scott’s Emulsion – The Cherryvale Daily News (Cherryvale, KS) – December 15, 1897

Owensboro Fair – Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, KY) – August 31, 1900



Monday, September 19, 2022

Presidential War #19 - Biggest Executive Branch

On this iteration of Presidential War, discussion topics include the statesmanship of Woodrow Wilson vs. Dwight Eisenhower, the First Lady accomplishments of Abigail Adams vs. Sarah Polk, and the deviousness of Bill Clinton vs. Grover Cleveland. Also, we face the horrifying prospect of either James Buchanan or LBJ dating our daughter!     

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