Your Periodic Reminder of Teddy Roosevelt's Badassery

October 24, 2012 at 4:28a    by Jason Priestas    
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cajunbuckeye's picture

Great man, poor President.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

buckeyedude's picture

A "progressive" Republican. Interesting.
I wasn't alive then, and I haven't done too much research on this man, but anytime I read anything about him, it always seems to be in a positive light.
Hope I don't get nailed for talking politics, but how could you not when talking about T. Roosevelt?

 

 

Lee in Altoona's picture

Technically speaking, he wasn't shot "during" his presidency...

BucksfanXC's picture

But he finished the speech! Which that alone had to be the point where everyone went, "Seriously, how can we not vote for this dude?"

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

Kurt's picture

It always amazes me that Teddy Roosevelt, the Rough Rider, was born 3 blocks from where I work in New York City.  He was one of our most urban presidents ever.

Jason Priestas's picture

Awesome. I actually stopped by his birthplace house/museum a few years ago. It's right in the heart of NYC.

Kurt's picture

Ha!  I've worked in the area for 5 years and haven't actually, you know, gone there!  

Grayskullsession's picture

He also killed Bigfoot:

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

cplunk's picture

Is it too late to sign him to play MLB?

hodge's picture

Pretty sure he was shot after his presidency, while campaigning for his third term as a member of the "Bull Moose" party.  His initial promise was to only serve two terms, but because he was so upset at the job that Taft had done, he tried--in vain--to score the Republican nomination.  The Republican party blocked him, and he ran as a third party candidate.  He would be the most successful third party candidate in history, scoring a total of 88 electoral votes in that 1912 election.  But the presence of both Taft and Roosevelt would split voters' preferences, paving the way for the country's first Democrat since Grover Cleveland left office in 1896.

Poe McKnoe's picture

I have to assume this is true and I'm too lazy to look it up.

William's picture

It's insane imagining that PA was worth 38 electoral votes then. Wow. 

Alhan's picture

Whenever I think of Teddy Roosevelt, I picture the character in Arsenic and Old Lace.
CHAAAARRGE!!!

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

sawesome's picture

Obligatory references to the five most bad-ass presidents of all time.  Spoiler alert:  Teddy Roosevelt is number one.  The whole thing is an interesting, if profane, read.
 
Edit:  It's actually pretty profane. I had forgotten all the swearing and sexual references.  Still, there is some interesting history there.

burkmon's picture

@ sawesome  Thanks for the interesting read!