Posted by Mr. President on August 17, 2007
San Francisco Bay area labor union members were crucial to the restoration and preservation of Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht, raising funds, working as volunteer labor and mobilizing political clout for government funding.
They may now enjoy watching their salute to “labor’s best friend” used as a platform for nouveau-riche wine cruises.
“Allow yourself to be transported back into an era where taste, elegance, and fabulous meals were a way of life.”
Wine cruise visitors are advised of a jackets “suggested” dress code which appears to have been violated by FDR while on board.
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Posted by Mr. President on April 23, 2007
Don’t Ask, Don’t tell, Don’t Visit
Some of the People, Yes!
They may be upping admission to the FDR museum and the Eleanor Roosevelt cottage in Hyde Park New York.
National Parks Traveler reports that admission to the complex may rise to $18 a head, with an additional quintupling of admission fees to Eleanor’s cottage from $2 to $10.
This may come closer to the true costs of maintaining the sites, but is there a better way to discourage public access to publicly owned property?
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Posted by Mr. President on April 10, 2007
“There is much of Roosevelt in John Edwards.”
JRE’s presidential fan page attracts a blog entry comparing the son of a mill worker with the gentleman farmer. “Fear itself” and so much more. Failed Vice Presidential run surprisingly unmentioned among the haunting parallels.
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