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The Forgotten Men

Posted by Mr. President on August 17, 2007

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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.”

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roosevelt-potomac-dress-code.jpgWine cruise visitors are advised of a jackets “suggested” dress code which appears to have been violated by FDR while on board.roosevelt-potomac-jacketless.jpg

 
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Posted by Mr. President on June 27, 2007

Plain Drinkin

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An item for sale on EBay is a presidentish artifact two-fer: the belovedly feisty* Harry Truman and presidential yachts!

For sale is a bottle of beer allegedly brewed for Truman before passing through the hands of a chief steward of the presidential yacht U.S.S. Williamsburg.

Act now, bidding is already north of $100.00!

You can also make a bid on the Williamsburg.

*It’s never too late to deflate! Enjoy this old article on the birth of the Truman legend!

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