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Monday, September 27, 2004

Happy Birthday, Sam Adams

Monday, September 27, 2004

Photo of Sam AdamsToday marks the 282nd anniversary of the birth of Samuel Adams: signer of the Declaration of Independence, second cousin of President John Adams, and incompetent city of Boston tax collector (and namesake of my favorite beer). During Adams 1756-64 stint as tax collector, he accrued over 8,000 pounds in uncollected taxes as he "was a sucker for hard-luck stories from taxpayers."

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Do you mean the 282nd anniversary?

Posted by: Beau Baez | Sep 27, 2004 12:19:51 PM

Adams was also a big proponent of manifest destiny, but not to the west--to the North. He thought we should expand our territory into Canada and take that over as well. If only we'd followed this wise sage's advice we wouldn't be burdened with the lure that "soviet canuckistan" offers people who don't love drug companies more than their families. Traitors!

Posted by: sean | Sep 28, 2004 9:21:49 AM