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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1929, Albert B. Fall was found guilty in the Teapot Dome scandal, in spite of his insistence that he was just the Fall Guy   (history.com) divider line
    More: Vintage, Warren G. Harding, Albert B. Fall, Teapot Dome scandal, Edward Doheny of the Pan-American Petroleum, President Warren G. Harding's cabinet, United States Secretary of the Interior, valuable oil lease, Republican Party  
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2021-10-25 11:37:13 AM  
Odd, I don't recall that episode:

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2021-10-25 11:42:06 AM  
They learned from this and came up with lobbying. It's not bribery if I pay a guy to pay you.
 
2021-10-25 11:43:14 AM  
I've always loved Dave Barry's description of Teapot Dome (paraphrased from memory):

... when an alert customs inspector noticed Albert Fall boarding an ocean liner with a suitcase containing 3.25 trillion barrels of oil, which he claimed was a "gift" from a "friend".  At this point, President Harding, showing the kind of class Richard Nixon could only dream about, died.
 
2021-10-25 11:47:08 AM  
Fake history.   Scandals never occurred before Clinton and Obama.
 
2021-10-25 11:47:38 AM  
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2021-10-25 11:48:36 AM  
Imprisoned for Contempt of Congress?

That's a thing ??
 
2021-10-25 11:49:30 AM  

patowen: Imprisoned for Contempt of Congress?

That's a thing ??


Not anymore. Duh.
 
2021-10-25 11:49:57 AM  

patowen: Imprisoned for Contempt of Congress?

That's a thing ??


Congress was a lot meaner then, and didn't care as much about "optics".
 
2021-10-25 11:57:33 AM  
Whose milkshake was drunk?
 
2021-10-25 11:58:00 AM  
The trust fund that Larry Niven lived off of until he was an established writer had its origin in Teapot Dome.
 
2021-10-25 12:02:11 PM  
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2021-10-25 12:07:34 PM  
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2021-10-25 12:22:16 PM  
Every guy is a fall guy on October 25th.
 
2021-10-25 12:28:52 PM  

Lokilaw2012: Odd, I don't recall that episode:

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Who do you think is buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Stuntman?
 
2021-10-25 12:31:02 PM  
Isn't this the guy who shows up in all those photoshop contests?
 
2021-10-25 12:43:20 PM  
Readers of Larry Niven (sci-fi author) should be aware that he is independently wealthy thanks to a great grandfather being part of Teapot Dome.  It might make his politics make more sense.
 
2021-10-25 12:52:30 PM  

PirateKing: Lokilaw2012: Odd, I don't recall that episode:

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Who do you think is buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Stuntman?


Ulysses S. Grant
 
2021-10-25 1:10:40 PM  
Jeepers! I remember that day.  Heard that news on the wireless after Flash Gordon or was it Fibber McGee and Molly?  Oh that was a few years later - tain't funny, McGee!  Anyhow, 23 Skidoo!  .
 
2021-10-25 1:27:43 PM  
I thought Albert Fall is who Schweitzer Falls is names after on the Jungle Cruise?
 
2021-10-25 1:38:50 PM  
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2021-10-25 1:45:45 PM  

Cheesehead_Dave: I thought Albert Fall is who Schweitzer Falls is names after on the Jungle Cruise?


That would be Schweitzer Alberts, silly.
 
2021-10-25 2:03:47 PM  

patowen: Imprisoned for Contempt of Congress?

That's a thing ??


It was.
 
2021-10-25 2:56:21 PM  
Headline is awkward in that the phrase "fall guy" possibly originated with Albert Fall, making a circular joke with no beginning.
 
2021-10-25 4:38:13 PM  

Cheesehead_Dave: I thought Albert Fall is who Schweitzer Falls is names after on the Jungle Cruise?


I just came in for the backside of water.
 
2021-10-25 6:04:59 PM  

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Don't elect people who look like they'd beat orphans with a cane.
 
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