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Episode 9: Instagram: October 30, 2019 at 01:12PM


via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B4QBM7RJxdn/ Episode: Family Trees
This came up in my Facebook memories, dated about six months before I started the podcast. It ended up as a story in the episode Family Trees, which I link below, but it is worth copying here for posterity—and because it’s a fine tale out of American history, and a good one about a politician for once. We can all stand that, right?

Original post:

This still makes me laugh. My family made minor Congressional history for being firm in our beliefs (read: stubborn) and strong in our convictions (read: opinionated). I give you The Pettigrew Indictment. “In 1917, while being interviewed by a journalist from the Argus Leader, Pettigrew offered his opinion that the First World War was a capitalist scheme intended to further enrich the wealthy, and he urged young men to evade the draft.” They tried to charge him with espionage, he countered with his friend Clarence Darrow (yes, that Clarence Darrow, he of the Scopes Trial) and was acquitted.
Best part: he then framed the original indictment for display in his home office…right next to the Declaration of Independence.
It’s still there in the Pettigrew Home Museum.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_F._Pettigrew
Congressional record: http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000271

Link, with photo of my great-great-great-grandfather Senator Richard Franklin Pettigrew from South Dakota, an embedded player to listen to the episode, and all the referenced books and sources from the episode:
https://www.theremightbecupcakes.com/episode-9-family-trees/

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Episode 9: Family Trees

The most courageous is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

–Coco Chanel

All books, as usual, added to the podcast’s bookshelf on Goodreads.

Quoted:

The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons From the World’s Most Elegant Woman by Karen Karbo

To Kill a Mockingbird: novel and movie

The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

The Great Gatsby: novel, movie (1974)–Robert Redford, Bruce Dern, and Mia Farrow and movie (2013)–Leonardo diCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan –both recommended by me

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

Referenced:

Hairspray

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (novel by Fannie Flagg) and Fried Green Tomatoes (movie with the Kathy Bates! Yay!) and the splendiferous Fannie Flagg’s Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook

Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

Indiana Jones

Audibled:

He’d Just Not That Into You: The No- Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo

It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken by Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt

It’s Just a Fucking Date by Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt

Sex in the City

Greg’s comedy: Greg Behrendt is That Guy From That Thing and Greg Behrendt Is Uncool

Dolloped:

Dollop entry about my mom’s attempt to sneak into a Ku Klux Klan rally, with links to Dollop episodes about the KKK

Grandpa Porter at the dollop

My great grandfather Cornelius Porter, held up with a Brady stand for what was supposed to be his premortem portrait

Clarence Darrow

My great-great-great grandfather Richard Franklin Pettigrew, Senator R. F. Pettigrew from South Dakota, reason behind the scandal of the “Pettigrew Indictment”

Pettigrew Home and Museum

congress.gov bio

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