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wolfdancer
03-30-2010, 10:11 PM
I was trying to check out any conspiracy theories that I might have picked up, due to the recent warnings about harboring such ideas....and ended up somehow on.... badass Presidents instead. When the original lone gunman, Richard Lawrence, tried to "Lee Harvey", Andrew Jackson. ...Richard had not one, but two pistols.....the end result, Andy beat him near to death with his cane..
Next was JFK Kennedy ..."he had his dad pull a few strings so he could sneak his way into the navy, where he eventually became a lieutenant. Just to get some perspective, Bill Clinton dodged the draft, Grover Cleveland paid someone else to go in his place when he was drafted, but Kennedy beat the system by forcing his way into the navy. Once there he handled himself like a gravel eating sh*t-miner, instead of the rich Boston pretty boy he actually was.
Upon leaving the Navy, he took up boning on a near full-time basis. Sure, he dabbled in being a Senator and a President or whatever, but his full-time job was ****ing. In fact, if boning-your-girlfriend-right-in-front-of-you was a business, you can bet your cuckolded a*s that Kennedy would have been its District Manager."
Then there was John Quincy Adams...
"With his father away from home most of the time busying himself with the rebel cause, Adams, at age eight, was the man of the house. As if ensuring the safety and prosperity of an entire house before you even hit puberty isn't daunting enough, Adams had to do it all during a f**king war. He, in fact, often talked about watching the battle of Bunker Hill from his front porch, constantly worried about being, as he wrote in his diary, "butchered in cold blood, or taken and carried...as hostages by any foraging or marauding detachment of British soldiers." Remember when you were eight and you worried about missing Pokemon?
George..er, Washington, (Dubya didn't make the short list) was right there in the thick of the battles and described the bullets whisling around him as "charming" When King George (again not GW) heard this he decided his attitude might change when he heard a few more...but quoting here: " King George III didn't win the war, so f**k him."...which I suppose one could also apply to the last election??
Then there was Teddy Roosevelt himself, the baddestass of them all. "While campaigning for a third term, Roosevelt was shot by a madman and, instead of treating the wound, delivered his campaign speech with the bleeding, undressed bullet hole in his chest". And the best badass quote... <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">This quote actually comes from a fellow politician at the time of Roosevelt's death: "Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake there would have been a fight." </div></div>

Gayle in MD
03-31-2010, 02:10 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: wolfdancer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I was trying to check out any conspiracy theories that I might have picked up, due to the recent warnings about harboring such ideas....and ended up somehow on.... badass Presidents instead. When the original lone gunman, Richard Lawrence, tried to "Lee Harvey", Andrew Jackson. ...Richard had not one, but two pistols.....the end result, Andy beat him near to death with his cane..
Next was JFK Kennedy ..."he had his dad pull a few strings so he could sneak his way into the navy, where he eventually became a lieutenant. Just to get some perspective, Bill Clinton dodged the draft, Grover Cleveland paid someone else to go in his place when he was drafted, but Kennedy beat the system by forcing his way into the navy. Once there he handled himself like a gravel eating sh*t-miner, instead of the rich Boston pretty boy he actually was.
Upon leaving the Navy, he took up boning on a near full-time basis. Sure, he dabbled in being a Senator and a President or whatever, but his full-time job was ****ing. In fact, if boning-your-girlfriend-right-in-front-of-you was a business, you can bet your cuckolded a*s that Kennedy would have been its District Manager."
Then there was John Quincy Adams...
"With his father away from home most of the time busying himself with the rebel cause, Adams, at age eight, was the man of the house. As if ensuring the safety and prosperity of an entire house before you even hit puberty isn't daunting enough, Adams had to do it all during a f**king war. He, in fact, often talked about watching the battle of Bunker Hill from his front porch, constantly worried about being, as he wrote in his diary, "butchered in cold blood, or taken and carried...as hostages by any foraging or marauding detachment of British soldiers." Remember when you were eight and you worried about missing Pokemon?
George..er, Washington, (Dubya didn't make the short list) was right there in the thick of the battles and described the bullets whisling around him as "charming" When King George (again not GW) heard this he decided his attitude might change when he heard a few more...but quoting here: " King George III didn't win the war, so f**k him."...which I suppose one could also apply to the last election??
Then there was Teddy Roosevelt himself, the baddestass of them all. "While campaigning for a third term, Roosevelt was shot by a madman and, instead of treating the wound, delivered his campaign speech with the bleeding, undressed bullet hole in his chest". And the best badass quote... <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">This quote actually comes from a fellow politician at the time of Roosevelt's death: "Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake there would have been a fight." </div></div>


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Good Ol' T.R. He was a man's man for sure. Kennedy was a great president. Faced the most serious threat of any president, on the brink of what could have been a nuclear disaster. Kept a calm head, and settled the whole thing without launching a war, or bombing anything.

Too bad Republicans love those bombs so much. Hundreds of thousands have died because they cannot decently run, or avoid a war.

Eisenhower sent the first Americans into Vietnam...Kennedy wasn't going to excalate. Johnson should have gotten out. The Military Industrial Complex, always pushing for wars. Big Problem. Nixon took over and made everything even worse. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif

G.

LWW
03-31-2010, 04:45 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Kennedy was a great president.

G. </div></div>

Yep, a guy that favored low tax rates ... strong defense ... fiscal responsibility ... and was pro life.

That's what the democratic party WAS before the Marxists took it over.

LWW

Under
04-01-2010, 06:36 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"># #1 – Andrew Jackson.

This guy would also head the list of biggest jackasses in US history. Yet, after he left office, it seemed like every Presidential candidate — including Tyler and Polk — wanted to be like Ol’ Hickory. Why is that? There are two incidents that cement Andy as the most Badass President Of All Time.

1. The first, from encarta.com:

Jackson’s hot temper involved him in a number of feuds and duels. Many of them were caused by remarks made about his marriage. The duel with Charles Dickinson in 1806 stands out as an example of Jackson’s characteristic refusal even to acknowledge the possibility of defeat. Jackson let his opponent fire first, because Dickinson was a faster and better shot. Allowing himself time to take deliberate aim, Jackson planned to kill his man with a single bullet, even “if he had shot me through the brain.” Thus, Jackson took a bullet in the chest and, without flinching, calmly killed his man.

You read that right: A-Jackz let a man shoot him first, right in the chest, then killed him afterwards. Hard-effin’-core.</div></div>
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What is not mentioned in the story is that Jackson, could sew buttons. He moved the buttons on his coat over two inches. This would place his assailants bullet away from his heart.

Thus it was the assailant fired first, hitting where he aimed, thinking he hit Jackson in the heart.

Jackson then calmly took aim and killed the SOB.

It helps in combat if you are smarter.</span>


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2. But now you’re saying to yourself: “Dammit all, El Santo, any military guy would be able to take a nice chest shot. Surely that rotten old apple couldn’t possibly keep it up when he was old and President of the United States” This brings up incident number two, brought to you by the Smithsonian’s Natural Museum of American History:

On January 30, 1835, President Andrew Jackson attended a congressional funeral in the Capitol building. As he exited, Richard Lawrence, an unemployed house painter, pointed a pistol at Jackson and fired. The percussion cap exploded, but the bullet did not discharge. The enraged Jackson raised his cane to throttle his attacker, who fired again. The second weapon also misfired and the sixty-seven-year-old president escaped unharmed.

So, let’s see: Andrew Jackson becomes target of the first ever assassination attempt. Nowadays, Secret Service agents would whisk the Prez away. But that’s not the Andrew Jackson way. A-Jackz, an old man in his late 60’s, went after his assailant with his cane.

(Richard Lawrence, the would-be assassin, got off on an insanity plea. But you gotta suspect the real reason he got off lightly was because everyone in Washington, at some point, must’ve contemplated putting a bullet through Andrew Jackson. But no one had the guts to face Andy’s Mighty Pimp Cane.)

So how was A-Jackz able to pull this off? Was he made of hickory, like his nickname implies? Was it plain old American toughness? Probably. But I like to think that Andrew Jackson may have been a cyborg from the far future, sent back in time to abolish the National Bank. Be afraid. </div></div>

cushioncrawler
04-01-2010, 07:00 PM
Federal debt
See also: Panic of 1837
In 1835, Jackson managed to reduce the federal debt to only $33,733.05, the lowest it had been since the first fiscal year of 1791.[25] President Jackson is the only president in United States history to have paid off the national debt. However, this accomplishment was short lived. A severe depression from 1837 to 1844 caused a tenfold increase in national debt within its first year.[26]

eg8r
04-02-2010, 09:58 AM
Your explanation of JFK had me cracking up. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

eg8r