dylansh99  asked:

I know Coolidge and Roosevelt both ran as VP in 1920, but did Coolidge ever comment on FDR? Did he comment on his election in 1932?

Coolidge and FDR actually had some interaction with each other on an official basis even before the 1920 election when Coolidge was Governor of Massachusetts and FDR was Assistant Secretary of the Navy in the Wilson Administration. We know that they definitely met in person, as well, because then-Governor Coolidge held a welcoming ceremony in Boston for President Wilson, who was accompanied by Assistant Naval Secretary Roosevelt, when Wilson returned to the United States from the Paris Peace Conference. 

They didn’t really speak about each other very much during the 1920 campaign because the records of Vice Presidential candidates weren’t prominent or meaningful aspects of campaigns until decades later. While both Coolidge and Roosevelt traveled widely during the campaign, their focus was on promoting their party’s Presidential nominee (Warren G. Harding and James M. Cox, respectively) or taking shots at the other party’s nominee. 

FDR was never impressed with Coolidge’s intellect or vision, but he did recognize that Coolidge had some unique characteristics and valuable political instincts that helped him succeed despite his eccentric, aloof personality. After President Harding died in office and Coolidge assumed the office, Roosevelt wrote an associate, “I cannot help feeling that Harding’s unfortunate taking off has helped rather than hurt the Republican Party. Coolidge, as you know, is not a world beater, but in his past career he has been clever enough to take advantage of situations after the other fellow had done all the work.” 

When Coolidge sought election as President in his own right in 1924, Roosevelt understood perhaps better than most that Coolidge’s reticence and taciturn style made him a more difficult candidate to oppose than he might seem. “To rise superior to Coolidge will be a hard thing,” Roosevelt said, “as Coolidge is inarticulate to the extent of being thought a mystery. To stick the knife into ghosts is always hard, but I trust that the voters as a whole will come to realize that there is nothing behind Coolidge’s silence and mystery except a spectre.”

Coolidge’s Presidency was ending just as FDR took over as Governor of New York, so there wasn’t much official interaction between the two once Roosevelt was an elected official. In 1932 Coolidge’s successor, President Herbert Hoover, was extremely unpopular due to the Great Depression and there were many Republican leaders who hoped to dump Hoover from the GOP ticket and draft Coolidge as their nominee to face Roosevelt in the Presidential election. Coolidge had no interest in the idea, but he remained a popular figure to Republicans and he gave a big speech in support of President Hoover at Madison Square Garden in New York City shortly before the election. But despite the positive reception to Coolidge and Coolidge’s speech, the former President turned down repeated requests from Hoover to campaign more frequently, partly because he was truly relieved to be out of politics but partly because he was in poor health. Coolidge did speak out against FDR in his campaign speech, but his main goal was to spotlight the differences between the two parties rather than directly attacking Roosevelt’s qualifications for the Presidency or vision as a candidate.

FDR, of course, defeated President Hoover in a landslide in November 1932, but Coolidge didn’t get an opportunity to observe or comment on what Roosevelt was going to do as President. On January 5, 1933, Coolidge’s wife, Grace, returned from a trip to the grocery store to find the former President dead in an upstairs bedroom of their home in Northampton, Massachusetts. Coolidge was only 60 years old when he died, and FDR was inaugurated as President two months later. 

Japan Relief Movement in America - President Coolidge issued a statement immediately after receipt of the first news of the quake, urging his fellow countrymen to help Japan with money and material. The entire American nation rose to the occasion, with the american Red Cross Society as its central moving power, to raise a colossal sum for relief. These girls marched through the streets of Chicago to collect money - US - September 15, 1923

Source : - Osaka Mainichi 大阪毎日新聞社

When [President] Coolidge was Lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts, he had occasion to give a talk at a dinner in Boston celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Chickering Piano Company. Mrs. Coolidge attended the dinner, for she loved music, and was amazed to hear her quite unmusical husband talk knowledgeably about the great composers and their masterworks. After the dinner, when she laughingly asked him where he had acquired all the musical information, he looked embarrassed and quickly changed the subject.

Mrs. Coolidge decided the Chickering speech was the only ghostwritten speech her husband ever delivered. Years later, she observed, he omitted it from a collection of speeches he approved for publication.

—  From Paul F. Boller’s Presidential Wives: An Anecdotal History.

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was an American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian and civil rights activist. She was a national advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and was acknowledged by both President Calvin Coolidge and President Herbert Hoover for her knowledge on child welfare.

Mary’s parents were former slaves, but she was able to go to college with the help of benefactors.  After she was told that black missionaries were not needed, she started teaching, and set up a private school for African-American students in Daytona Beach (Florida) to promote education of African-Americans. Using donations she developed the school into a college and later into a university.

Inaugural Gowns From Edith Roosevelt to Michelle Obama: A Fashion Analysis

I feel very scared, and very sad about the impending Trump presidency. I don’t know how to respond to it, or what I should be saying. This, and motherhood, are my only realities right now, and it is a very sad situation. Mostly sad for the state of this blog, which is becoming fucking boring and repetitive.

I thought a lot about a post I could write that would respond to tomorrow’s inauguration. In truth, I didn’t want to spend a lot of time on it because when the baby is not awake, I have an hour to myself before I have to go to sleep. I chose a blog post over a shower tonight, and I’m honestly not sure that’s the right decision. 

I was going to do a fashion analysis of Michelle Obama’s best looks, but Jesus, I’d need someone to pay me money to do that kind of image research. I was going to do a fashion analysis of Melania Trump next because there are far fewer pictures of her. Also, I don’t hold anything against her, she’s just a girl from Slovakia looking for a rich husband – which girl from Slovakia couldn’t say the same? I know she’s from Slovenia, what’s the difference. 

When I sat down tonight, and thought, what is the laziest possible option on the eve of an impending national nightmare, I thought, “Oh, I could do a fashion analysis of inaugural gowns.” So here they are, chronologically since Edith Roosevelt, the wife of Teddy. 

Theodore Roosevelt doesn’t look so fat here, but I think he got super fat later.

This was his second wife, she was hot.

Oh maybe it was Taft who was the fattie.

Helen Taft looks like she got attacked by birds in her inaugural gown. Either that or her husband sat on her.

Oh the latter, definitely the latter.

Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration looks like Trump’s current day cabinet picks plus the gigolo they hired to take care of Sonny Perdue at the afterparty.

The one in the military uniform, duh.

Yo, who knew Woodrow Wilson was a cradle robber? His wife Edith was very young when he married her. I can’t find a picture of her until Kennedy’s inauguration.


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unamedwatcher  asked:

I just found out that President Coolidge got a raccoon as a gift in 1926 and kept her as a pet. Naturally, this was all over the papers at the time. So my first thought was to worry about you and Bucky trying to catch a raccoon as a pet. You weren't exactly flush with common sense as an 8-year-old.

Buddy, I like how you say “trying to” as if we didn’t succeed.


On August 26, 1926, 20 year old Olympic swimmer Gertrude Ederle covered herself in sheep grease and waded into the frigid waters of the English Channel. In the distance, she spotted a red balloon signifying a small craft warning and thought to herself “Please, God, help me,” before plunging into the choppy sea. Fourteen hours and thirty four minutes later, she emerged, “bleary eyed and water logged” on the shore of Dover, England, having earned her place in history as the first woman to swim across the Channel… She had made it in record breaking time (shaving two hours off the previous ‘best’), through storms and turbulent squalls, guided by a boat containing her father and sister who cheered her on by flashing signs that listed the parts of the red roadster promised to her if she was successful.Nothing prepared Gertrude for the fame and fanfare she received upon her return to the U.S.A. While standing on the top deck of the steamship transporting her from Europe to New York City, she was greeted by a shower of fresh flower bouquets falling from the sky, dropped by circling, swooping planes that danced overhead. A ticker tape parade attended by over 2 million people shouting “Trudy! Trudy!” welcomed her home to Manhattan. Fans wanting a closer look at their new hero stormed the doors of City Hall upon her entrance, forcing Gertrude to seek safety in the mayor’s office. In the following weeks, a dance step was named after her, along with song called “Tell Me Trudy, Who’s Going To Be the Lucky One?” Men proposed to her by mail week after week. She met the President, Calvin Coolidge, who dubbed her “America’s Best Girl” while others deemed her “The Queen of The Waves.” She was flown to Hollywood to star in a short film about herself and joined a touring vaudeville act. Gertrude never got used to the attention which brought a sense of mounting anxiety. 'I finally got the shakes,“ she told an interviewer years later. ’'I was just a bundle of nerves. I had to quit the tour and I was stone deaf.” As a child, a case of the measles left her with a growing hearing problems made much worse by her Channel swim. #theunsungheroines

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an old dead white guy tried to steal our souls but comedy class got it back (suck it proff. Twilsby)

(by fall out boy)

(not really)

Ok so LAST WEEK in the Bards campaign, we got chased by Bee-Zebras (Beebras) into Hearst Castle, where we promptly ran into the ghost of Calvin Coolidge (not that we knew who he was) and two of us, My character and… I think the dragonborn (guys who was it?) got aged like 30 years and it Sucked but we killed him again so that was pretty neat 

“I really enjoy the image of a group of bards mocking former president calvin coolidge to death again”

but alas, we were still old, and out GM told us gleefully that there was a place in the castle we could reverse it but she doubted we would find it.

so we wandered around stealing a rainbow of quilts until we came to a bowling alley and Bar, and saw More Ghosts. a nat 20 on a history check and My character, Elsie, who took a 20th century comedy class in bard’s college and wrote a paper on the Marx Brothers recognizes them.  1) we can’t afford another fight and 2) Elsie loves the Marx bros, soooo 

“Everyone, your glasses, from the disguise kit, ut them on!”
“just do it!”

the ghosts turn and find us all wearing groucho glasses. Elsie grins at them 
“Hi, we’re your biggest fans.”

they did not try to murder us like former president calvin coolidge or  Joan Crawford and we didn’t attack them either and then someone noticed that at the bar there was an empty restoration potion bottle and we realized that there was health potions and a greater restoration mixed in with the booze

So Elsie got Drunk as Fuck doing shots with the Marx brothers while Holder, a bard with a fantastically temperamental magic folding piano keeps an eye out (the rest of the party is stealing more quilts and found a magical box of socks) and they gave us a show and Elsie pulled out her final paper from that class to show where her professor had marked things as not right to try to get their opinions and now Elsie and the Marx brother ghosts are friends.

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In 1924, US President Calvin Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act into law, thus granting American citizenship to any native people born within the borders of the United States.

That’s pretty fucked up when you think about it.  I mean, if you’re gonna kill a bunch of people and take all their shit, then establish a country where those people used to live, it seems like the least you could do is not wait 150 years to say “okay, you folks can vote if you want.”

What a strange world we create.

leeshajoy replied to your post “I just found out that President Coolidge got a raccoon as a gift in…”

Do they even HAVE raccoons in Brooklyn?

Well, in 1932 there was at least one, because we caught him. 

He lived like a king for almost two days before anyone figured out we had him. When he was finally found out and removed, Bucky’s ma clipped me upside the head with a wooden spoon and said if I lived to adulthood, which she very much doubted either of us would, I’d make a fine zookeeper, but until then we would leave all wildlife in the wild, or else.
10 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True
Conspiracy theorists are often mocked and called tin-foil hat wearing loonies, but whatever people may say, they have got the occasional thing correct. And s...

I’d call these Conspiracy Facts
This video does a good job of giving overviews on some of the most famous conspiracies… and a few others.

• MK Ultra
The CIA committed horrific acts against American and Canadian citizens… this shit makes sick just thinking about it.

• Diamonds are worthless
In the late 1800s Diamonds flooded the market and should have been worthless. That is until the most prominent diamond companies joined together to form a monopoly called DeBeers. They then used major advertising campaigns and movies to invent the diamond engagement ring. It worked.

• The public was told a false story of why America went to war in Vietnam.

• U.S. Public Health Service purposely infected African American men with Syphilis and gave them no treatment just to see what would happen. Many of them died.

• Operation Northwoods
U.S. Military planned to attack its own citizens and blame it on Cuba in an effort to start a war with Cuba. The plan was approved and ready to go into action until President Kennedy rejected it.

• Our government is spying on us… yep
The excuse that spying is necessary to prevent terrorism is a lie.

• WWE Wrestling matches are planned… duh

• The FBI intentionally poisoned liquor during prohibition to get people to stop drinking it. Many people died from poisoning and blamed it on the alcohol.

• Many of the most powerful men in the world meet once a year to perform pagan rituals and secret meetings at Bohemian Grove. In fact every Republican President since Coolidge has attended.

The CIA invented and used (uses) a heart attack gun that uses a tiny bullet made of ice, injected with a non-detectible shell fish poison. The ice melts and leaves only a tiny red dot in the person’s skin.