As America pauses for Presidents Day – or at least the federal government does – Jim and Greg take some time to evaluate a few recent presidents who deserve a closer look at their legacies.  They’re presidents many of you remember well, but for some reason are rarely mentioned as leaders Americans remember most fondly.

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  1. Arahant Member
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    You two are so, so, so bad.

    Also, @gregcorombos, John and Jonathan are two separate names. “Jack” Ryan was John Patrick Ryan, Sr., not a Jonathan. I don’t know as much about Jack Bauer. But when a guy goes by Jack, he is either a John, or the name on his birth certificate is actually Jack. (Or, he has some name like Herschel and doesn’t want to be called that.)

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  2. Eustace C. Scrubb Member
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    I like how you carried the spoof on into the ads. An ad for a Justin Bieber album? Pretty funny stuff for Ricochet. 

    Can’t believe you didn’t include the great James Marshall, who took such a stand against terrorism and stood up for the American Family (particularly his own.)

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  3. RebeccaCoffey Thatcher
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    If this is your effort to take the day off, I strongly commend the way you did it. :)  Very funny.

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  4. Arahant Member
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    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):
    Can’t believe you didn’t include the great James Marshall, who took such a stand against terrorism and stood up for the American Family (particularly his own.)

    Or James Dale for his leadership when the Martians attacked.

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  5. Brent Chambers Inactive
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    Clive Staples Lewis went by Jack among family and friends 

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  6. Cow Girl Thatcher
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    Again, People: Presidents Day is just for Lincoln and Washington!!

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  7. Arahant Member
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    Brent Chambers (View Comment):

    Clive Staples Lewis went by Jack among family and friends

    Yeah. That’s in the Herschel category. My grandfather would have been better going by Jack, too, although he lived in the BS era (before Simpsons), so being called Homer wasn’t what it is today.

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  8. Arahant Member
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    Cow Girl (View Comment):

    Again, People: Presidents Day is just for Lincoln and Washington!!

    There is no such holiday:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington%27s_Birthday

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  9. Kim K. Inactive
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    Very clever! Kudos for being able to play it straight (except for one Jim guffaw!). And I say that not having viewed any of the referent material.

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  10. Cow Girl Thatcher
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Cow Girl (View Comment):

    Again, People: Presidents Day is just for Lincoln and Washington!!

    There is no such holiday:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington%27s_Birthday

    I keep forgetting that!! Maybe I’ll use this small piece of trivia to harangue the world as I grow old(er). I spent a lot of years as a school teacher trying to convince my co-workers that it did NOT honor every single president. Seriously. Actually, that was mostly a problem during the 44th time of service. There were waaaaay too many teachers who somehow needed to deify him.  I actually taught Abraham Lincoln Week and George Washington Week, to coincide with their actual birth dates in order to tamp down this “all the presidents” baloney.

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  11. Leslie Watkins Inactive
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Brent Chambers (View Comment):

    Clive Staples Lewis went by Jack among family and friends

    Yeah. That’s in the Herschel category. My grandfather would have been better going by Jack, too, although he lived in the BS era (before Simpsons), so being called Homer wasn’t what it is today.

    And, sadly, not what it was in Ancient Greece!

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  12. Leslie Watkins Inactive
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    Great fun—and I don’t know any of these presidents! (though I did guess a couple of them). More!

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  13. Taras Coolidge
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    On the overappreciated side, let’s not forget Tom Beck.

    He knows an asteroid is headed for a deep impact on Earth, but keeps it a secret until the last minute, while he floats away to safety on a helicopter.

    Once everything is quiet again, he returns to Washington to make an inspiring speech.

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  14. Eeyore Member
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    I guessing the events occurring during the terms of President Josiah Bartlet were far too prosaic to warrant inclusion here.

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  15. kedavis Member
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    Eeyore (View Comment):

    I guessing the events occurring during the terms of President Josiah Bartlet were far too prosaic to warrant inclusion here.

    http://www.cc.com/video-clips/jn8cw4/the-colbert-report-the-west-wing

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  16. kedavis Member
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    Cow Girl (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Cow Girl (View Comment):

    Again, People: Presidents Day is just for Lincoln and Washington!!

    There is no such holiday:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington%27s_Birthday

    I keep forgetting that!! Maybe I’ll use this small piece of trivia to harangue the world as I grow old(er). I spent a lot of years as a school teacher trying to convince my co-workers that it did NOT honor every single president. Seriously. Actually, that was mostly a problem during the 44th time of service. There were waaaaay too many teachers who somehow needed to deify him. I actually taught Abraham Lincoln Week and George Washington Week, to coincide with their actual birth dates in order to tamp down this “all the presidents” baloney.

    Seems to be that just being for TWO presidents, requires using the plural.  That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s for ALL presidents.

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  17. James Hageman Moderator
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    Where do you guys come down on Jedediah Bartlett?

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  18. BillJanoch Inactive
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    Great work guys, thanks for the extra effort on what should have been a day off!

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  19. James Hageman Moderator
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    BillJanoch (View Comment):

    Great work guys, thanks for the extra effort on what should have been a day off!

    I suspect they prerecorded it, but they still did the work.

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