4 definitions by Richard Locke Peterson

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A decent hardworking guy who would've been a good president. Given the CIA warnings in August 2001, he would have worked his tail off trying to prevent 9/11. I think he might have succeeded.
Would Al Gore have prevented 9/11? Seems possible!
#9/11 #george bush #president #al qaeda #2001 election
by Richard Locke Peterson July 17, 2008
In 1847, the United States invaded Mexico. This was the Mexican-American War. About it, Ulysses S. Grant said:"...I do not think there was ever a more wicked war than that waged by the United States on Mexico. I had a horror of the Mexican War, and I have always believed that it was on our part most unjust. The wickedness was not in the way our soldiers conducted it, but in the conduct of our government in declaring war. We had no claim on Mexico. Texas had no claim beyond the Nueces River, and yet we pushed on to the Rio Grande and crossed it. I am always ashamed of my country when I think of that invasion."
Here is a footnoted statement from Wikipedia:'A month before the end of the war, Polk was criticized in a United States House of Representatives amendment to a bill praising Major General Zachary Taylor for "a war unnecessarily and unconstitutionally begun by the President of the United States". This criticism, in which Congressman Abraham Lincoln played an important role with his Spot Resolutions, followed congressional scrutiny of the war's beginnings, including factual challenges to claims made by President Polk.' Footnotes: Congressional Globe, 30th Session (1848) pp.93-95
House Journal, 30th Session (1848) pp.183-184
As a member of the House of Representatives, Abraham Lincoln opposed the Mexican-American War.
#ulysses s. grant #james k. polk #abraham lincoln #california #mexico
by Richard Locke Peterson November 03, 2008
Leader of The Empire. Like James K. Polk, apparently, he can kill people by just looking at them.
Darth Vader merely glanced at a skeptical minion and expressed disappointment over his doubts about the Jedi Force. The minion began to suffocate.
#james k. polk #star wars #jedi #empire #may the force be with you
by Richard Locke Peterson November 30, 2007
Shorthand for the terrorist attacks in the United States on 9/11/2001 that caused over 3000 deaths. Many were burned alive! I think this tragedy would have been prevented by a diligent and competent president.
9/11 has also spread hurt all over the planet and it ain't done yet. 9/11 has excused assaults on the U.S. Constitution as well, possibly leading to eventual tyranny or oligarchy.
#gore #bush #cheney #constitution #tyranny #oligarchy
by Richard Locke Peterson March 03, 2008
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