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bluesbassman

(19,434 posts)
16. Too close to Millard.
Thu May 10, 2012, 01:35 AM
May 2012

Not the most illustious POTUS.

From Wiki:

Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874) was the 13th President of the United States (1850–1853) and the last member of the Whig Party to hold the office of president. As Zachary Taylor's Vice President, he assumed the presidency after Taylor's death.

Fillmore opposed the proposal to keep slavery out of the territories annexed during the Mexican–American War in order to appease the South and so supported the Compromise of 1850, which he signed, including the Fugitive Slave Act ("Bloodhound Law&quot which was part of the compromise. On the foreign policy front, he furthered the rising trade with Japan and clashed with the French over Napoleon III's attempt to annex Hawaii and with the French and the British over the attempt of Narciso López to invade Cuba. After his presidency, he joined the Know-Nothing movement; throughout the Civil War, he opposed President Lincoln and during Reconstruction supported President Johnson. He is consistently included in the bottom 10 of historical rankings of Presidents of the United States.


There was a movie named Willard Andy823 May 2012 #1
I remember that malaise May 2012 #3
My first thougt too HarveyDarkey May 2012 #9
Michael Jackson sang the theme song if I remember correctly rufus dog May 2012 #12
I believe you're thinking of "Ben," which was the sequel. Buns_of_Fire May 2012 #20
The Ratpublicans must have something to do with it. Lint Head May 2012 #2
beat me to it lol RedRocco May 2012 #6
You have it right. It used to be a bigoted put down. I wear it as a Lint Head May 2012 #8
Another one... pinboy3niner May 2012 #11
You are probally just up the road then RedRocco May 2012 #17
I was born in Anderson S.C.. The two my Dad and his friends worked were Orr Mill and Gluck Mill . Lint Head May 2012 #18
'Company store' makes me think of Tennessee Ernie Ford... pinboy3niner May 2012 #19
Yeah. Working in a coal mine and textile mill have some of the same hazards. Lint Head May 2012 #21
Wouldn't you? HopeHoops May 2012 #4
Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald Lawlbringer May 2012 #5
You see, there once was a feller named Willard MacBane... sudopod May 2012 #7
This years GOP: Willard, Herman, Newton running in Reince's Party. Swamp Lover May 2012 #10
The name "Willard" is associated with a rat. Zoeisright May 2012 #13
I think anyone who's named Willard runs from the name jmowreader May 2012 #14
Rats make good pets. stevedeshazer May 2012 #15
Too close to Millard. bluesbassman May 2012 #16
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