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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 5:53 pm 
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Jon Tucker
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Jon has used all of his lifelines.


$100K Good for one last joke, what comedian’s children reportedly found a note after he died asking that he be “buried on top of Marilyn Monroe”?
A. George Burns
B. Groucho Marx
C. Jackie Gleason
D. Milton Berle

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$250K While rushing to swear in LBJ aboard Air Force One in 1963, federal judge Sarah Hughes did what?
A. Boarded the wrong plane
B. Had him raise his left hand
C. Left her eyeglasses in her car
D. Added “So help me God” to the oath

Jon decides to walk.

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D. Added “So help me God” to the oath


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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 11:49 pm 
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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
Jon Tucker
[i]Henderson, NV

$250K While rushing to swear in LBJ aboard Air Force One in 1963, federal judge Sarah Hughes did what?
A. Boarded the wrong plane
B. Had him raise his left hand
C. Left her eyeglasses in her car
D. Added “So help me God” to the oath

Jon decides to walk.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
D. Added “So help me God” to the oath


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So even though every president elect since FDR -- and possibly going back as far as Washington -- has said it, I'm assuming Sarah Hughes was the first to actually prompt the president-elect to say "So help me God". Is that right?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:44 am 
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K.P. wrote:
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
Jon Tucker
[i]Henderson, NV

$250K While rushing to swear in LBJ aboard Air Force One in 1963, federal judge Sarah Hughes did what?
A. Boarded the wrong plane
B. Had him raise his left hand
C. Left her eyeglasses in her car
D. Added “So help me God” to the oath

Jon decides to walk.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
D. Added “So help me God” to the oath


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So even though every president elect since FDR -- and possibly going back as far as Washington -- has said it, I'm assuming Sarah Hughes was the first to actually prompt the president-elect to say "So help me God". Is that right?


The Washington story has a lot of doubters. According to the Library of Congress Chester Arthur is the first to have been confirmed to add it in 1881 when he was sworn in following the death of Garfield. Not every President since him has said it. Teddy Roosevelt in 1901 said "and thus I swear". I don't know if Sarah Hughes was the first to prompt it.

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Eisenhower was prompted to say "So help me God" in 1953. How is this question not bogus?


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K.P. wrote:
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Eisenhower was prompted to say "So help me God" in 1953. How is this question not bogus?
The question doesn't imply that President Johnson's swearing-in was unique, just unusual. Another oddity I didn't know until now: he put his left hand on President Kennedy's missal, not a Bible.

Lyndon B. Johnson’s oath of office


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:32 pm 
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jarnon wrote:
K.P. wrote:
[Reveal] Spoiler:
https://youtu.be/AgY3Br48Bos

Eisenhower was prompted to say "So help me God" in 1953. How is this question not bogus?
The question doesn't imply that President Johnson's swearing-in was unique, just unusual.


I really have to disagree. You can't really "add" something that was there before.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:37 pm 
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jarnon wrote:
Another oddity I didn't know until now: he put his left hand on President Kennedy's missal, not a Bible.


One thing I thought was really interesting was that Ms. Hughes came to Air Force One prepared to make up an oath, not realizing there was one in the Constitution.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_T ... _of_office


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100K: I dunno how many lifelines I'd have left, but I'd use 'em. And probably leave anyway.

250K: Diito on this one.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:48 am 
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Jon Tucker
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Jon has used all of his lifelines.


I don't know what lifelines I would have had, but I knew both of these.

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