Presidents Day

Today is Presidents Day, where we honor Abraham Lincoln for slowly plunging a dagger between Jefferson Davis’ ribs to bring a just end to the War Between the States. Also, the other presidents are honored.

As a history teacher by trade, I would like to imagine that this blog can serve to educate as well as offend. For this reason, I offer you today this index of great presidential-themed posts from the JLP. Be they sullen, silly, or substantive, these posts highlight the history of our gloriously inerrent presidents.

Presidential Spotlights from the JLP Archives
George Washington
John Adams
Martin Van Buren
John Tyler
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln (and Lincoln’s dead body)
Rutherford B. Hayes
Chester A. Arthur
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry Truman
Gerald Ford
Ronald Reagan

As a parting gift, please enjoy this free download of These the President’s Be, easily the weakest track off our 2004 EP of goofy songs, Good Times & Pumpkin Pie!

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3 Responses to Presidents Day

  1. Thom says:

    My favorite little known fact about Chester A. Arthur is that he built a time machine and became a time traveling assassin. There is a rumor that he has disguised himself in our day and became president again, under a new identity.

  2. tim hopps says:

    Oh boy, President’s Day this year was a blast! I’m still coming down from all the festivities… exchanging gifts, that scrumptious pork dinner, all the relatives coming over, and caroling around the neighborhood singing patriotic songs, like “Grandma Got Ran Over by an Irate Taxpayer”. This year there were even people dressed like Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty on street corners waving at people! (Weird though, that they always seem to hang out near tax preperation places.) Boy, the only thing that sucks about it is having to wait til next President’s Day to do it all over again! But don’t be sad, we have Flag Day on June 14 to look forward to!

  3. Sarah says:

    I think we should throw a tea party just for the heck of it.

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