His Accidency

By SJWNY, a Trail Mix Contributor

Sometimes we get a Theodore Roosevelt; sometimes we get an Andrew Johnson or a John Tyler. No matter who “His Accidency” may be, the choice of Vice President is really important. The recent health issues of Secretary Clinton brings to the fore the importance of the Veep.

Who would, God forbid, be the better choice to take over: Tim Kaine or Mike Pence?

A number of people voted against John McCain in 2008 because of who he chose as his running mate. The idea of Sarah Palin being a heartbeat away from assuming the Presidency scared a number of voters. Literally.

We must be mindful that both 2016 Presidential nominees are senior citizens. No disrespect meant; simply a fact. I consider the Vice Presidential pick as important as who is at the top of the ticket, not only this election, but every election.

So in honor of all the heir apparents, miscreants, has beens, winners & losers, a list of our Vice Presidents. Consider it a celebration of democracy or a cautionary tale. The next choice is up to you, dear voter. Make up your mind wisely.

  • John Adams
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Aaron Burr
  • George Clinton
  • Elbridge Gerry
  • Daniel Tompkins
  • John C. Calhoun
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  • Martin Van Buren
  • Richard Mentor Johnson
  • John Tyler
  • George M. Dallas
  • Millard Fillmore
  • William R. King
  • John C. Breckinridge
  • Hannibal Hamlin
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Schuyler Colfax
  • Henry Wilson
  • William A. Wheeler
  • Chester A. Arthur
  • Thomas A. Hendricks
  • Levi P. Morton
  • Adlai Stevenson
  • Garret Hobart
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Charles W. Fairbanks
  • James S. Sherman
  • Thomas R. Marshall
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  • Calvin Coolidge
  • Charles G. Dawes
  • Charles Curtis
  • John Nance Garner
  • Henry A. Wallace
  • Harry S. Truman
  • Alben W. Barkley
  • Richard M. Nixon
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Hubert Humphrey
  • Spiro Agnew
  • Gerald Ford
  • Nelson Rockefeller
  • Walter Mondale
  • George H. W. Bush
  • Daniel Quayle
  • Albert Gore
  • Richard Cheney
  • Joseph Biden

Bennu: Asset or Bad Ass-teroid

By PatD, a Trail Mix Contributor

NASA is probing to give us a scoop on what was and what might be.

According to the BBC, “The US space agency (Nasa) has launched a mission to retrieve a rock sample from a 500m-wide asteroid called Bennu.

Scientists hope the material will reveal details about the formation of the planets, and improve our knowledge of how potentially dangerous space objects move through the Solar System.

The probe, dubbed Osiris-Rex, blasted away from Florida on an Atlas rocket at 19:05 local time (00:05 BST).

It will be seven years before it returns to Earth with its bounty.”


Osiris-Rex is not just bringing back a rock from Bennu but giving us an idea whether the threatening asteroid will be a hit or a miss for us on Earth.