September 2, 1901

On This Date in in 1901, Theodore Roosevelt, then Vice President, while giving a speech at the Minnesota State Fair said his most famous line “Speak softly and carry a big stick”. When Kate Barker heard this, she acknowledged that a big stick was useful at times, but she preferred to “Talk like a boss and carry a loaded revolver.” People paid attention and handed their money over when you pointed a loaded revolver at them.

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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