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Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:00 pm

Which? I'm asking not because I'm american. I'm not american.
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:07 pm

Jimmy Carter.
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Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:11 pm

Abraham Lincoln
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:11 pm

IKE!!

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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:20 pm

Geez, fly, do you even remember the 70's. Next to Bill, Jimmy was probably about the worst. Certainly the worst of the modern era. My vote will always be with Ronnie. That was the last time you could hold your head high and say you were proud to be an American. Now, let the onslaught of the unenlightened come down upon me!
 
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:22 pm

1. George Washington
2. Abraham Lincoln
3. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Reagan, Carter nor Clinton are anywhere near the top.
 
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:23 pm

Typo: Reagan, Carter, and Clinton are NOWHERE near the top. My apologies.
 
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Twotterwrench

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:28 pm

I remember the 70s a little bit. I do read history and past events a lot.
Jimmy Carter was a very honest sincere individual.

As for your boy Ray-gun. I will not even dignify that dumb remark with a comment.
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:31 pm

Weve had ths discussions before but I go with:
Abe Lincon
George Washington
Ronald Reagan
Bush1
Bush2
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RE: Twotterwrench

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:32 pm

Carter may be the best ex-president we've ever had, but he was NOT a good president in office. He was too tentative and indecisive. As for Reagan, he was the most managed President we ever had. I always thought he was a phony with his cutsie one-liners. I didn't like any of the men around him-liked them less than Reagan himself. Plus, with the help of the Democratic Congress, he ran up the largest deficits in history.
 
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:34 pm

The Bush's are with Reagan and Clinton-middle of the pack. although it's idiotic to put our current President in that group. He's been in office less than a year. Only a dunce would put someone in office that little of time in a group of "the best".
 
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:43 pm

Bush one?! ROFLLMAO!!! He did nothing at all for this country!

I only include modern presidents.

1. FDR
2. JFK
3. Clinton

Truman wasn't bad either. LBJ was good, minus Vietnam.
 
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:43 pm

Alpha1, All Im saying is that I like Bush2, not that he is the best. Who cares if I like him or not anyway?
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:46 pm

What about the worst presidents?

I think we had some terrible presidents after the Civil War and before Teddy. Presidents like Grant, Fillmore, etc. They were pretty miserable...there were so many scandals and conspiracies in the white house at that time. Don't think that what happens now is the first time.

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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:47 pm

Sushka, there's a difference between liking a certain president, and rating him among the best. That's all I was trying to say.
 
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:48 pm

Glad to see that none of you included Andrew Jackson.  Big thumbs up

1) Lincoln
2) Washington
3) Teddy Bear
4) FDR
5) JFK
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:50 pm

best:
FDR
thomas jefferson

worst:
james k. polk
and whoever that guy was that got stuck in the bathtub!
 
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:54 pm

As for worst, definatly Ronald Reagan.
I think the dude in there now just may out-do Reagan as the worst.
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:54 pm

Alpha1, Still who cares? Why critisize someone that doesnt think the same way that you do?
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:59 pm

If you don't care, then why did YOU reply to me?  Big grin
 
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:59 pm

John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Rest in peace, Mr. President.
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 1:04 pm

Im saying why do you care? I just dont really like being called a dunce.
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 1:13 pm

1. JFK
2. Clinton


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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 1:13 pm

Nobody likes Teddy Bear?
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 1:14 pm

It has nothing to do if I "care" or not, but I'm allowed to make my opinion known, and that's what I did.
 
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 1:14 pm

-George Washington for being humble enough not to set himself up as King, as many at the time wanted him to.
-Abraham Lincoln for saving the Union
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt for saving the world
-John F Kennedy who, God hopes, steered us away from our closest brush with nuclear nightmare

As far as Reagan goes...I can whine and moan but in the end I simply have to give him credit for opening the door to the end of the Cold War.....but his deft ignorance of the severity of the early AIDS crisis and the brazen years he let greedy business types suck dry the public coffers won't go forgotten either.

I also which they'd let the poor man pass before they try naming everything in existence after him.
 
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 1:19 pm

Heavymetal, Republicans are soooo scared that people will forget Ronnie, that they are determined to name anything after him. Some idiot in Congress even wants to make it a law that would leave money aside so every COUNTY in the country can name something after the man. What crap.
 
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 9:51 pm

I'm going with...

1.) FDR
2.) Woodrow Wilson

Also, whats the deal with Lincoln? What did he do that weas so great, that in less than 4 years of office, he warrants the title best U.S. President. Sure he ended slavery, but the emancipation proclimation stated that while the slaves were free, yes, but did nothing to change the country's views of black people. Ensuring that blacks were still looked apon as slaves.

I can also ask what did JFK do, that was so great, besides bang Marily Monroe in secret fooms in the white house.
 
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 10:00 pm

Franklin D. Roosevelt and JFK.
i wouldnt say that FDR saved the world on his own-dont forget churchill.

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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 10:06 pm

The last two decent presidents where Teddy and Reagan.

Clinton just wanted to make yourself disassociate yourself with the USA.

JFK was just a rum-runners son who everybody remembers because he got shot. And that dumb-ass PT-109 movie

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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 10:23 pm

Ok...now it is starting to bother me....

I can't remember who played JFK in the movie, "PT-109"

It wasn't Cliff Robertson was it???

God I hope not. I am going to be up all day trying to figure that one out.
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 10:36 pm

JFK? How many days was he president?

Lincoln
Ford
Chevrolet...oops, wrong list..
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 11:33 pm

And L-188, then we had Reagan, who fell asleep at official functions, couldn't remember half of what he was saying, and always read his cute one-liners off of carefully fed cue-cards? Make you want to disassociate yourself with the U.S.
 
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 11:37 pm

Reagan was a good president. I feel you can't dispute that. By no means was he one of the best though. Most popular yes, but overall, no. At least Reagan understood the need for a strong national defense. Unlike that coward Clinton.
 
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Sat Sep 08, 2001 11:38 pm

It wasn't Cliff Robertson was it???




...want another movie trivia quiz?
 
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RE: Best US President?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 11:50 pm

It is nice to know that I am not completely losing my mind.
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RE: Best US President?

Sun Sep 09, 2001 12:11 am

Ugh! How can anyone say Reagan was one of the BEST?! He was good for the military, I give him that credit. Nixon was way before my time, but he was a good president. He had good foreign policy unlike "BJ" Clinton.

I think that there has been no "best" U.S. president. Each president has strengths and weaknesses. Reagan: military; Nixon: foreign policy; Carter: human/animal rights. Notice that the majority of them were Republicans.
 
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RE: Best US President?

Sun Sep 09, 2001 2:24 am

I'd say Franklin D Roosevelt. And of course, Bill Clinton.
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RE: Best US President?

Sun Sep 09, 2001 2:27 am

JFK and Bill Clinton
 
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Sun Sep 09, 2001 2:35 am

JFK can't be considered among the best because he never completed a term; Clinton can't be considered among the best because of his personal shortcomings; LBJ can't because of Vietnam; Nixon can't because of Watergate; Ford can't because he was a caretaker; Carter can't simply because he wasn't; Reagan can't because of Iran-Contra and the massive deficits he ran up; Bush the 1st can't simply because he wasn't. The last truly real good presidents we had were FDR. Truman and Ike in the 30's, 40's and 50's.
 
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RE: Best US President?

Sun Sep 09, 2001 5:54 pm

Jimmy Carter
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RE: Best US President?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 4:58 am

Harry S Truman is my favorite; the man had the guts to make the hardest decision forced upon any president so far and dropped the A-Bomb. I am certain my grandfather would have been involved in an invasion of Japan, the world may have indeed been a different place had the bomb not been dropped.

Close behind him is Andrew Jackson. When the congress enacted a law that basically said he could not fire any appointed member of the executive branch without their approval he immediately fired the secretary of defence  Smile/happy/getting dizzy He was proved right in the end.

Current presidents play too much to popular opinion. Could you imagine William Clinton liberating the slaves if 80% of the US population favored status quo? right. The man played public opinion like a finely tuned fiddle, so in the end I feel he will be one of the forgotten presidents.
 
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RE: Best US President?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 5:05 am

William Howard Taft got stuck in the tub.
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RE: Best US President?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 5:15 am

Yes, getting stuck in the tub is a way to be remembered for all time.
 
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RE: Best US President?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 5:39 am

Which US President had a candy-bar named after his daughter and what candy-bar is it? (It's still on the shelves today)
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RE: Best US President?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 5:44 am

Isn't the candy bar Baby Ruth, JetService? I think, despite the myth that it was named after the Bambino, it was named after a president's daughter. I cannot tell you who the prez was.
 
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RE: Best US President?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 8:37 am

Good Ol'Billy

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Why Is Ur High School The Coolest

Mon Sep 10, 2001 8:58 am

I goto Miami Lakes Educational Center

down in South Florida its a magnet school where you can start a vocational career upon graduation. Our school is divided into academies depending on what career classes u chose like healthcare, mechanics, computer programing and such. That means you don't have to worry about paying for classes like that cost $1000 each and when you graduate u already have a career.
Its a pretty great school since we are only a year old and have 735 students and have alot of freedom.

Mascot: The Jaguar
Population: 735
Teams: None, not for a couple of semesters due to the low population
Band: None yet
Food: We get satellited foods from Subway and Pizza Hut
Teachers: Alright, but watch out for some
Diversity: Very diverse school
Work: It varies from nothin to just plain insanity
Pest Control: Havint seen one yet
Colors: Teal and Black

Interesting Fact: Right across from our school in Opa-Loka Airport so you can always see planes land and takeoff, sometimes while ur talking u have to scream when a plane come by

So howbout ur school?

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RE: Best US President?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 9:00 am

Sorry for that mistake people, My computer is actin up again  Wow!
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RE: Best US President?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 9:09 am

Hmm, my vote(s) go to:

-President Franklin D. Roosevelt for his approach to the Great Depression. World War II could be considered an achievement too, but since he didn't survive to see the end of it, it's resolutions and such, credit really can't be given to FDR.

-President Dwight D. Eisenhower for one and only one reason: The Interstate System! That's right. If you look on the side of the road when driving on an interstate, you will notice a little blue sign with 5 stars on it saying "The Eisenhower Interstate System" While he realized that America needed ways to travel distances in our new favourite way to travel-car-he also realized that such a massive program would take years for it to get through legislation. Instead, he filed it as a defence initiative, stating that if an attack on the US mainland, like that at Pearl Harbor during WWII, were to occur, it could take up to a week for defence forces in the east to travel west, and vice versa. Today, we enjoy an easy way to travel around the US, even if travel today by other methods is much faster.

-President John F. Kennedy. Not only a fellow 'Bay stater', but also the man who in 1961 got the US space program underway, and whose vision that the US would put a man on the moon by the end of the decade came true. While rumours abound about his personal life, for a short time he and Jackie were America's royalty. Even today we still regard the couple that occupied the White House from 1961 to 1963 as people who restored grace and beauty to a turbulent post-war era.

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