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Politics and Us

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January 13th, 2022 Posted 8:20 am

Has anyone else noticed a perhaps slight deterioration in the political tone in this century? Didn’t Lincoln say “If you wish to win a man over to your ideas, first make him your friend.”? It would be a shame if Lincoln gets forgotten. Tender Is The Bite is the Chet and Bernie novel where politics is center stage, although the tone of the book differs from our current political tone. For one thing, Chet makes an onstage appearance at a political rally. (A recent Amazon reviewer wrote: “This is one of the funniest stories that I have ever read.”)

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Great Books That Never Got Written

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September 18th, 2021 Posted 8:51 am

Memoirs of Abraham Lincoln

 

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With Malice Toward None

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January 20th, 2021 Posted 8:05 am

Thinking about Lincoln’s dog Fido today. Lincoln loved Fido (Fido as the pre-eminent generic dog name dates from this particular dog) but Mary Todd L. refused to let Fido come to Washington when Lincoln won the presidency. He had photos of Fido taken in Springfield as a comfort for his sons (3 still alive at that point). Fido was still living in Springfield when they brought the body back. He went back to his original home that day and spent time with the mourners.

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Lincoln’s Birthday

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February 12th, 2020 Posted 7:51 am

Our greatest president had a dog named Fido. (Fido as the pre-eminent generic dog name dates from this particular dog). Mary Todd L. refused to let Fido come to Washington when Lincoln won the presidency. He had photos of Fido taken in Springfield as a comfort for his sons (3 still alive at that point). Apparently Mary Todd L. had concerns about muddy tracks in the White House. Fido was still living in Springfield when they brought the body back. Fido attended the funeral.

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