Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Today -100: September 25, 1912: Of marines, bull moose heads, and imbeciles

President Taft sends marines to patrol the disputed Haiti-Santo Domingo border, where Dominican rebels have been interfering with the Americans collecting the Dominican customs duties.

Roosevelt is campaigning in Oklahoma in a car decorated with the head of a bull moose. Gross.

Headline of the Day -100: “Ohio’s Many Imbeciles.” The president of the State Board of Administration says that if they don’t start sterilizing them forcibly, the state will go bankrupt within ten years from the cost of supporting the weak-minded. There are over 100 of them in the state institution.

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