All the more relevant today in the wake of the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi River Flood of 1927 is a precious historical document of the carnage, poverty, and people whose lives were swept away by dreadful flooding. The most destructive flood in US history, the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 had far reaching political and social ramifications, like the moving of many poor African American’s out of the South and into northern cities. What are documented on this invaluable footage are not only the devastated landscapes, but the devastated people who lost everything. Glad handing politicians come by to survey the wreckage, such as Herbert Hoover, but the stars of the film are the unfortunate impoverished.
Wow..I was first surprised to see that a President who was elected in 1928 was still alive to be on TV! While going through some old kinescopes, I came upon this clip of former President Herbert Hoover giving a speech on the opening day of the Republican National Convention held at the International Ampitheater in Chicago, IL.
This was the year that Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge were nominated to run against John Kennedy & Lyndon Johnson. (As you know, Nixon lost but later won along with VP Spiro Agnew.)
Anyway, here is a clip of 85 year old Hoover's speech to the convention on July 25, 1960.
UPDATE: See my recent updates on both the Democratic & Republican National Conventions of 1960.
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Background: The time was 1992, prior to the presidential election in the US. Domestic issues were of the highest concern. Terrorism had not yet happened domesticly in the United States on any significant level that people would remember. George Herbert Hoover Walker Bush (George Bush senior) was president seeking relection following a successful war in Iraq, but facing a very weak showing in fixing mounting domestic issues. Bill Clinton was running for the first time and was focusing on domestic issues as a "New Democrat" moderate. Clinton gave a series of public speakings all across the US to showcase his stance on domestic issues.
In this video: Bill Clinton was speaking in favor of condoms in public schools when he got heckled by a guy (I think it might have been the activitist who called himself "Luke Sissyfag" (aka Luke Montgomery). Clinton, agitated, responds swiftly to the heckling and gives him a pointed lecture about being courteous.
Due to heavy influx of spam in comments and off-color comments that range towards harassment of other users, further comments are now disabled. I don't believe there is anything new for anyone to bring to the table on this. This video wasn't intended to be a great point of debate on parties and conspiracies and all that nonsense.. It was supposed to be a portrait, a glimpse of the attitude and demeanor of a former president. Thanks to all who contributed something worthwhile to the discussion.
Marshmallow Peep dancing to Spoon & Elvis. Herbert Hoover creates Iconic American Snack Food sculptures in pewter & other materials.
The Peep is a parody of the Keepon robot that also dances to Spoon's music.
In a TheStreet**** TV exclusive, billionaire hedge fund manager and prominent Democrat George Soros denies having political ambitions, and explains why a McCain victory would bring back the dark days of Herbert Hoover.
High-lights of the Memories of Life in the Major Leagues," featuring former catchers Bruce Kimm and Bob Oldis, umpire Don Denkinger and former Negro Leagues player Art Pennington. Filmed at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Aug. 17th. 2007. Ghost Players from the Field of Dreams producer joe scherrman with dreamcatcher production.
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This video/slideshow is my tribute to Senator Barack Obama, the 2008 Democratic Party's Presumptive Nominee for President.
If elected, Senator Obama will become the 16th President who "did not feel it was his responsibility to serve our country in uniform." (Quote: Senator John McCain)
The performance of those 16 Presidents however, and, in light of the performance of the current President(George Bush), should leave even the most pessimistic pessimist very optimistic about his likelihood of capably performing the duties of the high office for which he seeks...
(Senator Obama's white grandfather served in Patton's Army in World WarII)
As for Senator McCain's recent comment that Senator Obama is not in a position to "lecture" him on the retention of Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) "the backbone of the military", I personally, a former NCO, who currently has a family member serving in the Officer Corps in Iraq on a second tour, will indeed "lecture" you, Senator McCain, in Senator Obama's stead:
If America asks the ultimate sacrifice of its young men and women in uniform, then America should give as generously as she possibly can so that America's young men and women, its future, who have not yet educated themselves, can do so, thereby ensuring America's long-term global competitiveness.
And the NCO Corps?
Those uncommonly talented, gifted and highly skilled individuals, leaders, who are identified early, mentored, cared for, trained, supported, and given the resources necessary to successfully complete the missions assigned to them, will, almost counter-intuitively, make career decisions to become NCO's, provided that incentives, such as promotions, signing bonuses, training, leadership schools, assignment choices, awards and decorations, health and dental care, family support services and mental care is met in a timely, expeditious manner.
A generous GI Bill may indeed entice a servicemember to not choose to be a career NCO, thereby hurting retention. Yet, in the long run, a young man or woman who has found the military lacking as a career choice after an initial enlistment should be honored by finding America willing to show concern for his/her future well-being as a veteran and citizen of a country for whom s/he stood in harm's way to protect and defend, against all enemies, foreign and domestic, with his/her very life, if need be...
To do any less for these Heroes, these Patriots, would be hypocritical, a desecration of a sacred pact, and an abomination to all for which America stands for...
Returning now to my previous point, who are the 15 Presidents (before Barack Obama) who were elected "that did not feel it was his responsibility to serve our country in uniform?"
Great men, great leaders, one and all, among them:
1. John Adams
2. Thomas Jefferson
3. James Madison
4. John Quincy Adams
5. Martin Van Buren
6. James Polk
7. Millard Fillmore
8. Grover Cleveland
9. William Howard Taft
10. Woodrow Wilson
11. Warren G. Harding
12. Calvin Coolidge
13. Herbert Hoover
14. Franklin D. Roosevelt
15. William Jefferson Clinton
"The American Presidency - Profiles"
Finally, the tune is "Hail to the Chief", sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I play this specific tune knowingly in order to honor Senator Obama's sterling and truly inspiring accomplishments to the present date (irrespective of the final outcome) in pursuit of the highest office in the land, an office which heretofore has never been occupied by any man or woman of African-American descent, namely, the Presidency of the United States of America...
Hail to the Chief we have chosen for the nation,
Hail to the Chief! We salute him, one and all.
Hail to the Chief, as we pledge cooperation
In proud fulfillment of a great, noble call.
Yours is the aim to make this grand country grander,
This you will do, that's our strong, firm belief.
Hail to the one we selected as commander,
Hail to the President! Hail to the Chief!
Music video I created for my original song So Small. It meshes images to fit the lyrics of a political song about the slow downfall of this wonderful country at the hands of an administration that has done more to destroy America than any administration since Herbert Hoover's. Now go and vote these bums OUT!
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1. George Washington
2. John Adams
3. Thomas Jefferson
4. James Madison
5. James Monroe
6. John Quincy Adams
7. Andrew Jackson
8. Martin Van Buren
9. William Henry Harrison
10. John Tyler
11. James Knox Polk
12. Zachary Taylor
13. Millard Fillmore
14. Franklin Pierce
15. James Buchanan
16. Abraham Lincoln
17. Andrew Johnson
18. Ulysses S. Grant
19. Rutherford B. Hayes
20. James Garfield
21. Chester Arthur
22. Grover Cleveland
23. Benjamin Harrison
24. Grover Cleveland
25. William McKinley
26. Theodore Roosevelt
27. William Howard Taft
28. Woodrow Wilson
29. Warren Harding
30. Calvin Coolidge
31. Herbert Hoover
32. Franklin D. Roosevelt
33. Harry S Truman
34. Dwight D. Eisenhower
35. John F. Kennedy
36. Lyndon Johnson
37. Richard Nixon
38. Gerald Ford
39. James Carter
40. Ronald Reagan
41. George H. W. Bush
42. William J. Clinton
43. George W. Bush
44. Barack H. Obama
Since George Washington's election in 1789, 43 men have served as President of the United States. They have led in times of peace and war, hardship and plenty, and served in tenures as short as one month and as long as 12 years. Learn more about America's Presidents.
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Historians David Kennedy and Joan Hoff discuss historical attitudes of U.S. Presidents during wartime.
"Conversations on Presidential Leadership: The President at War" with Tom Brokaw, David M. Kennedy, and Joan Hoff.
The Aspen Institute and the Roosevelt House Institute for Public Policy at Hunter College are proud to present a new discussion series during the 2008 election season.
"Conversations on Presidential Leadership" will inject into the campaign season the Institute's brand of thoughtful, informed, nonpartisan dialogue among some of the nation's most respected historians and contemporary observers of the presidency. - Aspen Institute
David M. Kennedy, Ph. D. is the recipient of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize in History for his book Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War 1929-1945, the latest addition to the award-winning Oxford History of the United States series. The Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History at Stanford University, he lectures on a wide variety of topics drawn from American history, about issues in higher education, and current events, both domestic and international, where he can bring some historical perspective to bear.
Joan Hoff is a Research Professor of History in the Department of History and Philosophy at Montana State University. She is a specialist in twentieth-century American foreign policy and politics and in the legal status of American women. She was executive secretary of the Organization of American Historians from 1981 to 1989. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, includig the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians' Article Prize and the Stuart L. Bernath Prize for the best book on American diplomacy. She is the author of several books including Law, Gender, and Injustice: A Legal History of U.S. Women and Herbert Hoover: Forgotten Progressive. Her latest book is A Faustian Foreign Policy from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush: Dreams of Perfectability.