Sunday, November 20, 2016

Today -100: November 20, 1916: Hallmark does NOT make a card for that

The elections demonstrated that William Jennings Bryan’s influence over the Democratic Party in his home state of Nebraska is gone. So he seems to be leaving the state, moving his things to his other homes in Florida and North Carolina, and leaving the Democratic Party for the Prohibition Party.

At the beginning of the month, the Germans lobbed their one-thousandth shell at Rheims Cathedral. I’m picturing a monk sighing and then painstakingly illuminating a new hash mark on a manuscript.

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  1. In his previous campaigns, had William Jennings Bryan expressed doubts about whether he would move into the White House or would stay in one of his other classy homes?

  2. The major difference being that Bryan didn't want mankind to be crucified on a cross of gold, while Trump will only shit on a gold toilet.