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  • #16
    I really should have posted this in the Lobby or somewhere, because, as I said in the OP, it was simply something about which I was curious. Didn't intend for it to get 'testy'.
    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
      Joseph Robinette Biden Jr
      That's his name.

      I'm just curious how many people actually knew that, and why it's never referenced in the press.
      I'm sure "Joe Biden" is intended to sound more like a "man of the people", but all other Presidents had more "formal" names.

      Did you honestly know that his middle name was Robinette?
      Wouldn't it be more fitting if his middle name was "Marionette"?

      marionette.jpg

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
        Joseph Robinette Biden Jr

        Did you honestly know that his middle name was Robinette?
        Yes, I knew it.
        "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

          I believe you are correct, and purposely derogatory.
          When he was first running in 2007 or so, many people on Facebook (still mostly college kids at this point) changed their names to include Hussein as a middle name to normalize it.
          "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
            Joseph Robinette Biden Jr
            That's his name.

            I'm just curious how many people actually knew that, and why it's never referenced in the press.
            I'm sure "Joe Biden" is intended to sound more like a "man of the people", but all other Presidents had more "formal" names.

            Did you honestly know that his middle name was Robinette?
            Nothing beats a billionaire literally naming his son "Baron."

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            • #21
              Originally posted by whag View Post
              Nothing beats a billionaire* literally naming his son "Baron."
              *Not actually. As I expect we'll see shortly when he can't pay his half-billion court judgement against him.
              "I hate him passionately", he's "a demonic force" - Tucker Carlson, in private, on Donald Trump
              "Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism" - George Orwell
              "[Capitalism] as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of evils. I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy" - Albert Einstein

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                Just one of those curious things - I have yet to find a single person IRL who knew that was his middle name.
                Seems kind of embarrassing for Americans not to know their own President's middle name.

                One of the progressive commentators I follow uses it quite regularly, although usually mockingly as "Joseph Robinette Brandon".
                Last edited by Starlight; 02-24-2024, 11:38 PM.
                "I hate him passionately", he's "a demonic force" - Tucker Carlson, in private, on Donald Trump
                "Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism" - George Orwell
                "[Capitalism] as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of evils. I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy" - Albert Einstein

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Roy View Post
                  Originally posted by CP
                  ... but all other Presidents had more "formal" names.
                  Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter?
                  Harry Truman.

                  Another fun fact about Harry's name. His full middle name was "S".

                  Wiki: "His middle initial, "S", is not an abbreviation of one particular name. Rather, it honors both his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young, a somewhat common practice in the American South."
                  "I hate him passionately", he's "a demonic force" - Tucker Carlson, in private, on Donald Trump
                  "Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism" - George Orwell
                  "[Capitalism] as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of evils. I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy" - Albert Einstein

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Starlight View Post
                    Seems kind of embarrassing for Americans not to know their own President's middle name.
                    I think Biden wanted to perpetuate a "I'm a regular Joe" mentality.

                    One of the progressive commentators I follow uses it quite regularly, although usually mockingly as "Joseph Robinette Brandon".


                    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Starlight View Post
                      Seems kind of embarrassing for Americans not to know their own President's middle name.
                      No, it's not. I don't know his shoe size either.

                      What I think is embarrassing is when Americans can't name the vice president at all. I've run into that a couple of times in my life.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Ronson View Post

                        No, it's not. I don't know his shoe size either.

                        What I think is embarrassing is when Americans can't name the vice president at all. I've run into that a couple of times in my life.
                        It's our wonderful public school system which is dominated by Democrats - specifically, Teacher Unions.
                        The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Starlight View Post
                          Seems kind of embarrassing for Americans not to know their own President's middle name.
                          Given that references to political tickets and administrations primarily use last names and that familiar first names are used instead of the actual first names in general parlance, not really.


                          Of course, not knowing the president's middle name is less embarrassing the president thinking the vice president is the president.
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                            It's our wonderful public school system which is dominated by Democrats - specifically, Teacher Unions.
                            What may be more embarrassing is for a foreigner to be so obsessed with America to know the middle name of any US president.

                            obsessed.jpg

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                            • #29
                              I recently had a weird online interaction with somebody in his 60s or 70s who was absolutely aghast that modern schools don't teach the details of Samuel Mudd (doctor who treated John Wilkes Booth). Me and another history teacher tried explaining that's not really how history is taught; it's more about ideas, movements and major moments than more incidental details, and in the grand scheme of things, Mudd is kind of trivial knowledge. But to him, that exemplified everything that is wrong with modern education. I thought this was a strange view, but whatever.

                              I think middle names fall under the trivial knowledge category.
                              "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Ronson View Post

                                What may be more embarrassing is for a foreigner to be so obsessed with America to know the middle name of any US president.

                                obsessed.jpg
                                I don't see how. Using that logic, I would have been weird as a kid for having an interest in Middle East geography.
                                Last edited by KingsGambit; 02-25-2024, 08:22 AM.
                                "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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