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Top 10 Worst U.S. Presidents

1. George W. Bush (2001-2009; R)
Lying about WMDs to get us into Iraq which in turn killed 100,000 people altogether, war crimes, waterboarding terrorists, waited five days to do something about Hurricane Katrina, stole 2000 election, tax cuts for rich, 2007 recession, etc.
2. Andrew Johnson (1865-1869; D)
“This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government for white men,” vetoed civil rights bill
3. John Adams (1797-1801; F)
Alien and sedition acts
4. Franklin Pierce (1853-1857; D)
Wanted to expand slavery
5. Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929; R)
Along with the corrupt Harding, his policies caused the Great Depression
6. Herbert Hoover (1929-1933; R)
Although a good person, he failed to do much about the Great Depression. FDR's New Deal may not have been a complete success, but they worked better than anything Hoover tried
7. Warren G. Harding (1921-1923; R)
Corrupt administration, policies are basically responsible for the Great Depression
8. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989; R)
Inequality among Americans, failed to do anything about AIDS, hated unions, fired airport strike workers, felt homelessness wasn't a problem, cut food stamps, cut Social Security, left us with a bad economy and large debt, etc.
9. William Taft (1909-1913; R)
Refused to let Congress pass legislation to let blacks vote
10. James Buchanan (1857-1861; D)
Pretty much allowed the Civil War to happen

Al Gore contemplating presidential run?


Top 10 Greatest U.S. Presidents

My list:
1. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865; R)
Brought the nation together again following the Civil War, abolished slavery
2. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945; D)
New Deal, Social Security, leadership in WWII (the last necessary war we participated in)
3. John F. Kennedy (1961-1963; D)
Saved the world from nuclear holocaust in 1962 by keeping a cool head and not going to war, created the Peace Corps, promised to land an American on the moon by the end of the decade, responded to Governor Wallace's stand in the schoolhouse door by sending troops to demand him to move
4. George Washington (1789-1797; I)
Set the precedents and laid the groundwork for all future presidents, remained neutral to the wars raging in Europe, stepped down after two terms and refused to be a dictator
5. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909; R)
Square Deal, regulating big business, improved labor conditions, created the minimum wage, conservation, created the National Parks system, etc.
6. Bill Clinton (1993-2001; D)
Fixed the economy after 12 years of Republican rule and presided over the longest peacetime economic expansion in U.S. history, paid off the national debt, budget surpluses
7. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961; R)
Presided over favorable economic conditions, expanded most of FDR's New Deal policies including Social Security, sent troops to Little Rock to enforce the integration of nine black students in a high school, warned against the military industrial complex
8. Gerald R. Ford (1974-1977; R)
Made the bravest and most unselfish decision a president has ever made in the history of this great nation of ours: pardoned Nixon so we could get the Watergate scandal behind us and move on to other issues
9. Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809; D)
Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark expedition
10. James K. Polk (1845-1849; D)
Made the United States a coast-to-coast nation, walked into office with an agenda and achieved all of it

Now, list your top 10!

People hate rockabilly?

I was doing some research online, and I found that an awful lot of people just absolutely despise rockabilly music I always figured it was universally loved! Just goes to show, you never can tell. And by the way, here's some rockabilly:

Kate Brown takes over today

Let's wish her good luck on her first day!

I Wish Country Music was still good

Bring back the days of Johnny, Waylon, Hank, and Cline! Today's country has bad lyrics, fake singing, and all-around awfulness. Country used to have soul. Now it's "hop in my truck you purty thing and hand me a beer while I sing about dirt roads and all things Southern".

Citizen Kane vs. The Godfather


Both films are usually tied as being considered the greatest cinematic achievement. Which film do you prefer. If I had to choose, I pick Citizen Kane, but it's a close contest. If we were comparing Kane to Godfather II, then II would get my vote.

Your personal Top 10 Favorite Musicians

After posting that controversial top 50 of the best musical artists by Beckett Entertainment, I decided let's post our personal top 10s.
1. Johnny Cash (Country, rockabilly, rock and roll, pop, blues, folk, gospel)
2. Frank Sinatra (Pop, jazz, swing, easy listening)
3. Jerry Lee Lewis (Rock and roll, rockabilly, country, blues, soul, gospel)
4. Hank Williams (Country, honky-tonk sound, pop, blues, gospel)
5. Eminem (Hip hop)
6. Simon and Garfunkel (Rock, folk, gospel)
7. Bob Dylan (Folk, rock, blues, country, gospel)
8. Elvis Presley (Rock and roll, rockabilly, country, R&B, pop, blues, soul, gospel)
9. Green Day (Rock, pop)
10. Five for Fighting (Rock, pop)

Fox News lying is perfectly okay, but by-god if Brian Williams does. N/T

50 Greatest Musical Artists

According to a Beckett Entertainment magazine (Winter 2014):
50. Beyonce - R&B, pop
49. Willie Nelson - Country, rock
48. The White Stripes - Rock
47. Taylor Swift - Country, pop
46. Green Day - Rock, pop
45. N.W.A. - Hip hop
44. The Beastie Boys - Hip hop, rock
43. The Tempations - R&B, doo-wop
42. Aerosmith - Rock, metal
41. Jay-Z - Hip hop
40. Patsy Cline - Country, pop
39. Buddy Holly - Rock, country
38. Eminem - Hip hop
37. Guns 'N Roses - Rock, metal
36. The Kinks - Rock, pop
35. Diana Ross and the Supremes - R&B, doo-wop
34. Pearl Jam - Rock
33. The Ramones - Rock
32. Madonna - Pop, rock
31. AC/DC - Rock, metal
30. Metallica - Metal
29. Nirvana - Rock
28. James Brown - Soul, funk
27. Bob Marley - Reggae, rock
26. Black Sabbath - Metal
25. RUN-D.M.C. - Hip hop, rock
24. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Rock
23. Aretha Franklin - Soul, gospel
22. R.E.M. - Rock, pop
21. Pink Floyd - Rock
20. The Doors - Rock
19. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Rock
18. U2 - Rock
17. David Bowie - Rock, pop
16. Michael Jackson - Pop, rock
15. Jimi Hendrix - Rock
14. Neil Young - Rock, folk
13. Stevie Wonder - Soul, pop
12. Simon and Garfunkel - Rock, folk
11. Eric Clapton - Rock
10. Led Zeppelin - Rock, metal
9. Bruce Springsteen - Rock
8. The Who - Rock
7. Frank Sinatra - Pop, jazz
6. Johnny Cash - Country, rock
5. The Beach Boys - Rock, pop
4. Bob Dylan - Folk, rock
3. The Rolling Stones - Rock
2. Elvis Presley - Rock, country
1. The Beatles - Rock, pop

That's their list. Mostly made this thread out of boredom.
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