Saturday, March 07, 2020

Today -100: March 7, 1920: Of hoovers, borders, Magyars, overstuffed chickens, and America’s Sweetheart

Herbert Hoover informs California Democrats that he is not a candidate for president, and please don’t put his name on the ballot.

Poland says it will only negotiate with Russia on the basis of the 1772 borders. Poland’s army is currently occupying parts of Russia well beyond the borders drawn by the Peace Conference along more or less ethnographic lines (that is, the Polish state should contain Poles and not too many Russians). The Allies tell Poland to knock it off.

The Czech Ministry of Education bans the word “Hungary.” It should henceforth be known as Magyar or Magyar Land (the case being that the old multi-ethnic Hungary is gone, replaced by a smaller mono-ethnic state).

Headline of the Day -100:

Also sand, wheat, and gravel. Legally they’re only allowed one ounce.

Hollywood Headline of the Day -100:

Well, not this month week anyway.

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