“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
“I do not recall the Viet Cong asking me if I was a natural born or Naturalized American before they shot at me, they just shot at all of us “ f107HyperSabr
"I believe in a Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, but not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and actions of human beings."
--Albert Einstein, 1929
And FWIW - Don't be dismayed if you don't know who he is (was). You need to study American political history or the Vietnam War - or else have lived through it - to know his name.
Besides, I'd guess that better than 50% of the posters on this website don't know who James Callaghan is.
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He was the PM and head of Labor that lost to Lady Thatcher in 1979 he was the PM during what is now called The Winter of Discontent in England (1978-1979).
He was the longest living PM and longest serving public official in England and in 1983 became Father of the House being the longest serving Elected Official in England history and on eof only two to be part of the 1945 elections and still elected.
The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).