Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Today -100: June 14, 1922: Of oaths and oafs

British Colonial Secretary Winston Churchill tells Parliament that members of the Irish Free State’s Provisional Government will be required to take the oath of allegiance to the king but members of the Provisional Parliament won’t, although members of the eventual permanent Irish Parliament will. “The House was a little mystified by the explanation.”

We last visited Annapolis earlier this year when everyone was saying how unkind it was to nominate a negro to study there when he would just be treated like shit by the midshipmen. Well, Sen. Howard Sutherland (R-West Virginia) brings to the attention of the Senate an insult to one of his constituents: the page in the Annapolis yearbook featuring graduate Leonard Kaplan is perforated, so it can be easily removed. The page is unnumbered and Kaplan is not listed in the index, so there’d be no sign that something was missing if a grad chose to tear it out. Kaplan is a Jew.

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