Well, Herbie is the third president thus far who is not either a lawyer or General/war hero. Herbie was an engineer. So far our non-lawyer/General presidents are not doing too well. Andrew Johnson was impeached. Warren Harding is credited with the most corrupt administration in American History. And Herbert Hoover? In his 1928 campaign Herbie predicted the end of poverty in America. Well, he was no Nostradamus, that’s for sure. Herbert then “Hooverized America. Herbie introduced Hoover blankets (old newspapers), Hoover wagons (autos being pulled by horses), the Hoover Flags (pockets turned inside out),Hoover leather, newspaper stuffed into worn shoes and Hoovervilles (towns built out of scrap wood, cardboard, and tin – hobo jungles). Herbert Hoover came into the office of president a self-made millionaire and post War administrative hero. He left as the most hated man in America. Al Capone had more fans than Herbert Hoover. Herbert Hoover was the man who supposedly solved the problem of starvation and food shortages in post World War I devastated Europe, but had no solution for similar problems in Depression ravaged America. I don’t get it. His personal investments must have been European. I know he had investments in both Germany and Russia. Herbert Hoover seems to me to be symbolic of a type of American whom I’ve met all my life. This is the type who always seems to have compassion for strangers but not for his own. The type who has no problem taking from and demanding of his own, while giving generously and overlooking the inadequacies of strangers. Herbie solved the problem of hunger in Europe, but seems to have been perfectly willing to ignore it in the United States. When he was questioned about all the out of work venders selling apples on the street corners, he concluded that apple selling on street corners must be more lucrative than whatever job it was that these people had previously. Talk about not having a clue! Al Capone supported soup kitchens when Herbert Hoover wouldn’t. Herbert was known as the theologian of Republican Philosophy. He didn’t believe in Government spending, unless the spending went to war, industry, police or National Guard. When the Stock Market crashed in 1929, his solution was to give a tax cut. He then opposed strongly any Federal relief programs, while granting amnesty to Europe for payment of any debts owed to the U.S. He refused to support international steps to punish Japan for their belligerency towards China, probably still pissed at the Boxers for throwing his and other fat asses out of China. He credits World War II for eliminating unemployment, yet blames the increases in national debt on F.D.R.’s social spending programs. He is the original ‘trickle down’ man, and like a certain type of human being, has the unique ability to blame the victim. His policies were clear - coddle the rich and beat up the poor. His greatest achievement seems to have been beating up on a bunch of poor veterans and their families who had assembled from all parts of the U.S. in Washington D.C. They were called “The Bonus Army”. Veterans of World War I were promised a cash bonus as a reward for their courageous exploits in that War. The only problem was that the Congress was going to withhold payment until the year 1945. A bill was before Congress to pay the bonus in 1933, but it was voted down. Herbie sent in our fearless leaders MacArthur, Patton, and Eisenhower to disperse and burn out this ‘Commie’ Red uprising. They did their duty while many lesser American Soldiers, dropped their rifles and refused to attack their own countrymen and fellow veterans. Sounds like America’s Tienemen Square.
Books by Richard Edward Noble. Click on covers below for more info and purchasing instructions.
Classic Tragic Novel
Don't Laugh - This Could Have Been Your Life
Funny stories and some strange characters.
Monkey Dishes and Cocktail Fawks
My Harrowing days in the restaurant business. Great Read.
It's a Long Story
Long Short Fiction - Great stories!
Bloggin' Be My Life
"Bloggin' be My Life" contains a selection of some of my more popular Hobo Philosopher blogs.If you enjoy reading this blog, you should love Bloggin' Be My Life.
It's All About Love
It's All About Love is ... all about love. This is the 2nd book of poetry from The Bard From Chelmsford off Arlington. Every poem in this book comes with a prose introduction. If you enjoy poetry this is a simple choice. Have fun!
A Little Something
Traditional poetry from The Bard From Chelmsford Off Arlington with some poignant prose introductions. If you enjoy any type of poetry, you will enjoy this volume. Thanks.
Talking To Myself
This is my third book of poetry.
Bits and Pieces
The Hobo Philosopher - My first book using the Hobo Philosopher brand. Featuring a variety of writing styles and ideas. Look for the Thoughtful Hobo on the cover.
A Baker's Dozen
The Hobo Philosopher: My Second book of Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction and Short Stories. All varieties of short stories - lots of laughs!
Cat Point - and Them Dang Oyster People
Cat Point is the sequel to "The Eastpointer." Both books contain humorous tales about life in a fishing community on the Florida Panhandle. Lots of laughs.
Won 1st Place award for humor in 2007 from Florida Press Association. More wit, wisdom and humor from the yet to be world famous author, R.E. Noble
A Summer with Charlie - Lawrence
Fiction - Salisbury Beach, Lawrence, Mass. Featured in Merrimack Valley Magazine July /Aug. issue 2010
Travel, Humor, Commentary on migrant farm work and illegal immigration still very pertinent today.
"Just Hangin' Out Ma"
Thank God for the Street Corners of Lawrence, Mass. Anecdotes and humorous escapades about growing up in an industrial mill town in the 40s,50s and 60s.
This is the sequel to "Just Hangin' Out, Ma"
That Old Gang of Mine
This is # 3 in my Lawrence Hometown series. The series is about growing up in the 40's, 50's and 60's in an industrial mill town. Sorta like a Huck Finn goes to vist Uncle Ralph, the bus driver, who lives in a big, rundown city. Lots of fun.
Come On-A My House
This is # 4 in my Lawrence Hometown series.The old homested at 32 Chelmsford ST is pictured on the cover..
Down By The Old Mill Stream
# 5 in the Lawrence My Hometown series.
Standing on the Corner is # 6 in the lawrence My Hometown series.
The old Howard Playstead on Lawrence St.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
# 7 in the Lawrence my Hometown series.
Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother
Classic tragic novel written from child's perspective. Deals with abuse, poverty, unemployment. Pulls no punches.
Noble Notes on Famous Folks
Humorous, satirical notes on everybody from Constantine to Bill Clinton. Inspiration: Willy Cuppy.
America on Strike
History - documented survey of labor strikes in America
Mein Kampf - An Analysis of Book One
Who are the American Nazis - the Liberals or the Conservatives?
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