September 2, 1901

On September 2, 1901, at the Minnesota State Fair, when Theodore Roosevelt was the Vice President he gave a speech where he said his most famous quote of “Speak softly and carry a big stick”. This was not his first choice. The lines that didn’t make the speech included, “Whisper and don’t be afraid to cut a bitch”, “Shoot first and then tell the survivors what they’re going to do”, and “A cannonball carries a lot of weight in any argument”.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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