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7 of John Adams' Greatest Insults. A man whose wit was matched only by the looseness of his tongue, the combative John Adams quickly acquired a hefty reputation for articulate jabs and razor-sharp put-downs at the expense of his allies and (numerous) rivals alike, including some of the most celebrated figures in American history (Bob Dole once described him as “an eighteenth-century Don Rickles”).

7 of John Adams' Greatest Insults

Here are some of his best zingers. 1. On Benjamin Franklin “His whole life has been one continued insult to good manners and to decency.” Timetoast timelines. Thatcherism: A Timeline. Monday, 08 April 2013 12:48 Written by John Rees David Cameron became the first Tory prime minister for 13 years after the general election of 2010.

Thatcherism: A Timeline

Many of those who voted in that election had no real memory of living under a Conservative administration. For many Margaret Thatcher's first election victory in 1979 is the stuff of history books. The Big Question. Pearls of Wisdom. History of the Samurai. Native American Language Net: Preserving and promoting indigenous American Indian languages.