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3 years 40 weeks ago, 3:57 PM

Schuyler

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the most popular president ever.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
3 years 40 weeks ago, 4:48 PM

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Schuyler, Thank You

I appreciate the comment.

3 years 40 weeks ago, 5:00 PM

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samD

How are ya?
I hope the weight of the site on your shoulders is as if a butterfly had landed on your collar.
LOL, I bet yer wearin a damn T shirt, aint ya?

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3 years 40 weeks ago, 4:02 PM

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Teddy

Yep Schuy, sadly, a man like that couldn't get enough votes to be Mayor nowdays.
"Too rough and outspoken".

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3 years 40 weeks ago, 5:13 PM

Schuyler

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he became president after McKinley was assassinated. Roosevelt was 43 at the time. This was a time when the USA was emerging as a world power. One of the things he did was send the Navy around the world. Congress opposed this display of force, so Roosevelt said, OK, I have enough money on my own to send them half way around; you find the money to bring them back. he actually died at 61. Scary thought for us old guys, but he accomplished more in his 61 years than most of us have in ours.

A great book on him is "Theodore Rex" by Edmund Morris, Random House, 2001, 784pp.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
3 years 40 weeks ago, 5:37 PM

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Nice points Schuyler, I wasn't aware of that.

If a man can make you mad just by talking, then he is far brighter than you.
3 years 40 weeks ago, 5:46 PM

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Edmund Morris

He also wrote "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt", I think. It's kind of dry, but not bad.

The unfortunate truth I think is that truly good men, people who have the potential to be great leaders, avoid running for the high office because people who have true character would rather not put their loved ones through the kind of intense scrutiny that occurrs when you're in the spotlight.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
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