“Harry Truman, although unsuccessful. This from Wikipedia:
A month before Truman married, he and Jacobson opened a haberdashery at 104 West 12th Street in downtown Kansas City. After a few successful years, the store went bankrupt during the recession of 1921. Truman worked to pay off the debts until 1934. As he was about to enter the U.S. Senate, banker William Thornton Kemper, Sr. retrieved the note during the sale of a bankrupt bank and allowed Truman to pay it off for $1,000. At the same time, Kemper made a $1,000 contribution to Truman's campaign. Jacobson and Truman remained close friends, and Jacobson's advice to Truman on Zionism later played a critical role in the US government's decision to recognize Israel.”
May 13, 2012 at 11:42:09
“Having hitchhiked on three continents in my youth, I am fairly fearless, but I agree with the other posters here who wonder whether they wouldn't be safer in Montreal, with the young rowdies, than in many US cities, especially after dark. But you say "coming to Quebec." Are you there?”
May 13, 2012 at 10:08:18
“Sad that the article gives such short shrift to the reasons for the protests, making it sound like a way of life rather than something purposeful.”
Shybutsmart on May 13, 2012 at 11:14:18
“Do the reasons matter? Montreal is not secur at the moment and I would discourage anyone from visiting unnecessarily, not to mention the generally poor conditions of roads, unreadable signs and police whose main purpose is to collect money for the city through traffic citations. The current situation ("student" demonstrations, metro smoke-bombing, etc.) just adds to the risks of coming to Quebec.”
“This comes as no surprise to me. I have been following Politifact since their inception, and surmised early on that they have a Republican in charge. Follow them yourself, and your eyebrow will get all the exercise it needs.”
Stayalert on Jan 25, 2012 at 20:53:25
“"Follow them yourself, and your eyebrow will get all the exercise it needs. "
All the exercise my eyebrows need good one!”
new 10 ole ole on Jan 25, 2012 at 19:41:34
“I follow them and you have to realize the wide range of lies that ed schultz and msnumbnutztv have been egaging in .
There is more lies available from Donkey Party folks.”
“I can buy a beautiful home in Detroit for peanuts. That dramatically affects cost of living. Cut your mortgage by $1000 a month? I think it is a great opportunity for folks from that area who wish to return home to retire.”
“95% of the country gets a tax break and this guy pays more taxes? What's a person to think?”
djs111 on Apr 17, 2010 at 12:30:35
“Well, this person thinks that 95% number is deceptive.
As is the premise of Summers' article.
Maybe his story didn't tell YOU anything, but it resonates with me.
So at the very least, call people whose stories you want to denigrate liars, but don't use the "us" word, okay? Unless you have more Veal Pen members in your pocket.”