Comment of the Day: Even Andrew Jackson's Parrot Was Bad-Ass

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We identified five presidents who could kick Chuck Norris's ass, a list that included Abe Lincoln and Andrew Jackson.

One reader had a further nugget about Jackson.

Dee wrote:

Jackson's parrot had to be removed from his funeral -- for swearing.

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Andrew Jackson was a tool of NY state bankers:

"So the Locofocos, anarchists as they were, paved the way for private usury - for the good of the working class, of course. They were Democrat’s after all. In the end, they got President Jackson to do their work – and the astroturfers were overjoyed. Like Van Buren, Jackson’s attempts to discredit the bank were undermined: Van Buren admitted at one point that he agree it was constitutional, and Jackson’s inquiry into the bank refuted his own reasoning “at every turn.” Nonetheless, the bank’s charter was never renewed, and The Manhattan Company and Girard Bank were released from the yoke of monopoly banking, the road paved to fill that very power vacuum."

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