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  • 5 Most Bad Ass Presidents of All Time

    Reb would have enjoyed this:

    http://www.cracked.com/article_15895...-all-time.html

  • #2
    No Polk, no justice.

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    • #3
      I kinda like the only President from Missouri.
      Make America Great For Once.

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      • #4
        That's awesome. I envied Kennedy before, but if this is true, damn!

        JFK's sexual conquests allegedly include Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Jayne Mansfield, Angie Dickenson, Brazilian actress Florinda Bolkan, famous burlesque stripper, and rap name pioneer Blaze Starr. There are even rumors that he also had sex with his insanely hot wife once in a while too.

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        • #5
          When the 1828 election rolled around, a lot of people were terrified when they heard Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson was running. If you're wondering how a guy we're calling a bad ass got such a lame nickname, it's because he used to carry a hickory cane around and beat people senseless with it, and if you're wondering why he did that, it's because he was a fucking lunatic.

          Former Democratic Senator and Secretary of the Treasurey Albert Gallatin feared a Jackson presidency because of his "habitual disregard of laws and constitutional provisions." Or in other words, the man was a loose canon--17th Century Washigton's answer to Martin Riggs. Sure, he probably didn't have an irate black lieutenant to answer to, or a weary partner who was too old for this shit, but he most certainly had a death wish.

          How do we know? Well, despite everyone's best efforts, Jackson was elected to the top office, and when he wasn't busy shaping the Presidency as we know it today, you could find him out back dueling.

          In case you haven't been to the 18th century lately, this unmanly sounding activity actually involves standing across from an armed man and shooting at him while he in turn shoots at you. The number of duels that Jackson took part in varies depending on what source you consult; some say 13, while others rank the number somewhere in the 100's, both of which are entirely too many times for a reasonable human being to stand in front of someone who is strying to kill them with a loaded gun.

          On one occasion, he challenged a man named Charles Dickinson to a duel, (the reason behind it wasn't important, not to us and certainly not to Jackson), and Jackson was even kind enough to give Dickinson the first shot. We're gonna go ahead and repeat that: In a duel with pistols, Jackson politely volunteers to be shot at first. Dickinson happily obliged and shot Jackson, who proceeded to shake it off like it was a bee sting. When Jackson returned the favor, Dickinson was not so lucky, and that's why his face isn't on the twenty. The bullet, by the by, remained in Jackson's body for 19 years because, we assume, Jackson knew that time spent removing the bullets would just fall under the general category of "time not dueling," Jackson's least favorite category.
          Would love to see how he'd have handled Iraq....Duel!

          Saddam
          Rumsfeld
          Putin
          Kim Jong- Il

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          • #6
            Kennedy at number 3? No way.

            Should have been a cage match between Jackson and Teddy.

            Moon

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jack Daniels View Post
              Would love to see how he'd have handled Iraq....Duel!

              Saddam
              Rumsfeld
              Putin
              Kim Jong- Il
              Harry S. Truman would have made Iraq glow.
              Make America Great For Once.

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              • #8
                Andrew Jackson was a son of a bitch.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Maverick View Post
                  Andrew Jackson was a son of a bitch.

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                  The Scourge of the Seminole.
                  His mind is not for rent, to any god or government.
                  Pointless debate is what we do here -- lvr

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                  • #10
                    George Washington surrendered to the French! And then he signed an admission of guilt for killing some French dude.

                    Instant disqualification.

                    Moon

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Maverick View Post
                      Andrew Jackson was a son of a bitch.
                      That's not Jackson on the $20, it's Gammons....

                      BTW, I worked with a woman whose ex-father in law was on the PT-109 with Kennedy, but I don't think he was the man that Kennedy "teeth towed" to safety.

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                      • #12
                        Jackson, TR, Grant, Polk and Cleveland would be my list, in some order.

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                        • #13
                          My first thought was Teddy Roosevelt, followed by Washington. I forgot about Jackson being such a badass.

                          Our current president probably has drinking stories to rival any of his frat brothers.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ksbluesfan View Post
                            My first thought was Teddy Roosevelt, followed by Washington. I forgot about Jackson being such a badass.

                            Our current president probably has drinking stories to rival any of his frat brothers.
                            And our previous president has sexual conquest stories of the same.
                            Make America Great For Once.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Maverick View Post
                              Jackson, TR, Grant, Polk and Cleveland would be my list, in some order.

                              I'm related to Pres. Cleveland. My Great Uncle is named Grover, as was my late Great Grandfather.

                              Pres. Cleveland's first name was actually Steven.

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