As with many things related to the British Empire, it is often observed that the powers that be got it wrong. At one point, it comprised over 25% of the world's landmass and population. Some fantastic places. Much of America, the Caribbean, India, Africa, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and on, and on, and on. The Brits however, in their consummate wisdom, decided to keep the small, somewhat irrelevant and glum island off the north west coast of France, and trade or give away everything else that once made up, "The Empire Where The Sun Never Sets."
Somewhere in amongst that some tea was dumped in a harbor, the East India Company got upset, and revolution became war and independence. And the United States of America were born. In 1789 George Washington was elected President. Forty four other men have held this office since. We'll leave it to you to ponder the good, the bad, and the ugly among them.
While we all ponder how to dress you like the man with the plan. Let's ponder all that over a cocktail. And enjoy some Sunday afternoon Presidential hijinks...
read: all the presidents men
Yes, its' a photo from the movie. But before William Goldman wrote the screenplay and recruited some of the finest acting talent of a generation, Bernstein and Woodward wrote the book. Pick it up, have a read, and follow the money.
mark felt: the man who brought down
the white house
“We know what’s leaked, and we know who leaked it,” Nixon’s chief of staff, H. R. Haldeman, told the president on Oct. 19, 1972, four months after a team of washed-up Central Intelligence Agency personnel hired by the White House was caught trying to wiretap the Democratic Party’s national offices at the Watergate complex.
“Somebody in the F.B.I.?” Nixon asked.
“Yes, sir,” Mr. Haldeman replied. Who? the president asked. “Mark Felt,” Mr. Haldeman said. “Now why the hell would he do that?”
and now time for a cocktail...
courtesy of Joaquin Simo (Pouring Ribbons)