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Happy! - Aug 10 (Herb Hoover)

Abby Sale 10 Aug 05 - 10:05 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 10 Aug 05 - 02:08 PM
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Subject: Happy! - Aug 10 (Herb Hoover)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 10:05 AM

Happy Birthday!

Herb Hoover

engineer, humanitarian, and 31st president,

was born 8/10/1874
(died 1964)

Hoover had the misfortune of serving as US President 1929-1933, and thus has been unfairly blamed for getting the country into the world wide Great Depression. Folk singers have done their share to help the myth-making process along.

        Look here, Mr. Hoover, and see what you done,
        You went off a-fishin', let the country go to ruin,
        Now he's gone --- doghide! --- I'm glad he's gone.

                "White House Blues," Words: ?, Music: traditional, Via Bob Baker
                and later, the New Lost City Ramblers.

        We've Hooverized on butter,
        For milk we've only water,
        And I haven't seen a steak in many a day.
        For pies and cakes and jellies,
        We substitute sow bellies,
        For which we work these county roads each day.

                "Beans, Bacon And Gravy," Words: ?, Music: "Jesse James," Via Cisco Houston
                [thanx Stephen Suffet]


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Subject: RE: Happy! - Aug 10 (Herb Hoover)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 02:08 PM

F. D. Roosevelt got the credit for programs proposed by Herbert Hoover, who was turfed before they could be enacted.
As we know, the people ain't always right.

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Subject: RE: Happy! - Aug 10 (Herb Hoover)
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 04:07 PM

Mad magazine (when it was still funny) said the Herbert Hoover promised Americans 'a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.' What he forgot to mention was that few Americans would have pots or garages...
Innacurate, but hilarious.

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