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Assassination, Bitch, and Cars: When a dignitary complained to President Theodore Roosevelt about Alice Roosevelt (his daughter) smoking on top of the White House, Roosevelt replied, "l can be can control Alice. I cannot possibly do both." 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The American public noticed many of her exploits. She smoked cigarettes in public, swore at officials, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach (Emily as in her spinster aunt and Spinach for its green color) in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie. </p> <p><figure data-orig-height="257" data-orig-width="196" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b9f2357cd13b243a07825c07ae592087/tumblr_nbkle5rE3j1smkbx3o1_250.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/1175b098b7bd4fa11b6cf8b3c8100b20/tumblr_inline_p7g7x4M0Q11rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="257" data-orig-width="196" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b9f2357cd13b243a07825c07ae592087/tumblr_nbkle5rE3j1smkbx3o1_250.jpg"/></figure></p> </blockquote> <p>So what I’m reading here is, she was a Roosevelt?</p> </blockquote> <p>Well I have a new hero.</p> </blockquote> <p><span>Her whole wikipedia article is gold</span></p> <p><span></span><span>“When her father was governor of New York, he and his wife proposed that Alice attend a conservative school for girls in New York City. Pulling out all the stops, Alice wrote, ‘If you send me I will humiliate you. I will do something that will shame you. I tell you I will.’”</span></p> <p><span>“Her father took office in 1901 following the assassination of President William McKinley, Jr. in Buffalo (an event that she greeted with “sheer rapture.”)“</span></p> <p>“<span>During the cruise to Japan, Alice jumped into the ship’s pool fully clothed, and coaxed a congressman to join her in the water. (Years later Bobby Kennedy would chide her about the incident, saying it was outrageous for the time, to which the by-then-octogenarian Alice replied that it would only have been outrageous had she removed her clothes.”</span></p> <p><span>“She was dressed in a blue wedding dress and dramatically cut the wedding cake with a sword (borrowed from a military aide attending the reception)”</span></p> <p>“When it came time for the Roosevelt family to move out of the White House, Alice buried a Voodoo doll of the new First Lady, Nellie Taft, in the front yard.”</p> <p>“Later, the Taft White House banned her from her former residence—the first but not the last administration to do so. During Woodrow Wilson’s administration (from which she was banned in 1916 for a bawdy joke at Wilson’s expense)…”</p> <p>“As an example of her attitudes on race, in 1965 her African-American chauffeur and one of her best friends, Turner, was driving Alice to an appointment. During the trip, he pulled out in front of a taxi, and the driver got out and demanded to know of him, “What do you think you’re doing, you black bastard?” Turner took the insult calmly, but Alice did not and told the taxi driver, “He’s taking me to my destination, you white son of a bitch!”</p> <p>“<span>To Senator </span><span></span><span>Joseph McCarthy,</span><span> who had jokingly remarked at a party “Here’s my blind date. I am going to call you Alice”, she sarcastically said “Senator McCarthy, you are not going to call me Alice. The trashman and the policeman on my block call me Alice, but you may not.”</span><sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-29"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Roosevelt_Longworth#cite_note-29"><br/></a></sup></p> </blockquote> <p>I love this woman.</p> </blockquote> <p>WOMEN WHO NEED FUCKEN MOVIES.</p> </blockquote> <figure data-orig-height="262" data-orig-width="192"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9d9045dc8669c78427e2b603dd16c6d4/tumblr_inline_nsoy2saeqq1r8eehr_540.jpg" data-orig-height="262" data-orig-width="192"/></figure><p>This is Alice as an older lady. The pillow says “If you can’t say something good about someone, sit right here by me.” </p> <p>She is my absolute favorite. </p> </blockquote> <p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m21SIElX9sOL2ZOMwlFWvXw">@lornagonigall</a></p> </blockquote> <p>My idol and an icon she is</p> </blockquote> <p>It completely stands to reason that Teddy Roosevelt would have a mouthy badass as a daughter.</p>
Assassination, Bitch, and Cars: When a dignitary complained to
 President Theodore Roosevelt about
 Alice Roosevelt (his daughter)
 smoking on top of the White House,
 Roosevelt replied, "l can be
 can control Alice. I cannot possibly
 do both."
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<p>ALICE ROOSEVELT WAS HARDCORE. “She was known as a rule-breaker in an era when women were under great pressure to conform. The American public noticed many of her exploits. She smoked cigarettes in public, swore at officials, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach (Emily as in her spinster aunt and Spinach for its green color) in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie. </p>
<p><figure data-orig-height="257" data-orig-width="196" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b9f2357cd13b243a07825c07ae592087/tumblr_nbkle5rE3j1smkbx3o1_250.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/1175b098b7bd4fa11b6cf8b3c8100b20/tumblr_inline_p7g7x4M0Q11rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="257" data-orig-width="196" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b9f2357cd13b243a07825c07ae592087/tumblr_nbkle5rE3j1smkbx3o1_250.jpg"/></figure></p>
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<p>So what I’m reading here is, she was a Roosevelt?</p>
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<p>Well I have a new hero.</p>
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<p><span>Her whole wikipedia article is gold</span></p>
<p><span></span><span>“When her father was governor of New York, he and his wife proposed that Alice attend a conservative school for girls in New York City. Pulling out all the stops, Alice wrote, ‘If you send me I will humiliate you. I will do something that will shame you. I tell you I will.’”</span></p>
<p><span>“Her father took office in 1901 following the assassination of President William McKinley, Jr. in Buffalo (an event that she greeted with “sheer rapture.”)“</span></p>
<p>“<span>During the cruise to Japan, Alice jumped into the ship’s pool fully clothed, and coaxed a congressman to join her in the water. (Years later Bobby Kennedy would chide her about the incident, saying it was outrageous for the time, to which the by-then-octogenarian Alice replied that it would only have been outrageous had she removed her clothes.”</span></p>
<p><span>“She was dressed in a blue wedding dress and dramatically cut the wedding cake with a sword (borrowed from a military aide attending the reception)”</span></p>
<p>“When it came time for the Roosevelt family to move out of the White House, Alice buried a Voodoo doll of the new First Lady, Nellie Taft, in the front yard.”</p>
<p>“Later, the Taft White House banned her from her former residence—the first but not the last administration to do so. During Woodrow Wilson’s administration (from which she was banned in 1916 for a bawdy joke at Wilson’s expense)…”</p>
<p>“As an example of her attitudes on race, in 1965 her African-American chauffeur and one of her best friends, Turner, was driving Alice to an appointment. During the trip, he pulled out in front of a taxi, and the driver got out and demanded to know of him, “What do you think you’re doing, you black bastard?” Turner took the insult calmly, but Alice did not and told the taxi driver, “He’s taking me to my destination, you white son of a bitch!”</p>
<p>“<span>To Senator </span><span></span><span>Joseph McCarthy,</span><span> who had jokingly remarked at a party “Here’s my blind date. I am going to call you Alice”, she sarcastically said “Senator McCarthy, you are not going to call me Alice. The trashman and the policeman on my block call me Alice, but you may not.”</span><sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-29"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Roosevelt_Longworth#cite_note-29"><br/></a></sup></p>
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<p>I love this woman.</p>
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<p>WOMEN WHO NEED FUCKEN MOVIES.</p>
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<figure data-orig-height="262" data-orig-width="192"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9d9045dc8669c78427e2b603dd16c6d4/tumblr_inline_nsoy2saeqq1r8eehr_540.jpg" data-orig-height="262" data-orig-width="192"/></figure><p>This is Alice as an older lady. The pillow says “If you can’t say something good about someone, sit right here by me.” </p>
<p>She is my absolute favorite. </p>
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<p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m21SIElX9sOL2ZOMwlFWvXw">@lornagonigall</a></p>
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<p>My idol and an icon she is</p>
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<p>It completely stands to reason that Teddy Roosevelt would have a mouthy badass as a daughter.</p>

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America, Children, and Memes: The Obamas Sent a Handwritten Note To The Survivors of Parkland Shooting: "Throughout Our History, Young People Like You Have Led The Way in Making America Better" @balleralert The Obamas Sent a Handwritten Note To The Survivors of Parkland Shooting: “Throughout Our History, Young People Like You Have Led The Way in Making America Better” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our Forever President and First Lady continue to be the light in this sea of darkness, that is the Trump Era. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Forever President, BarackObama, and his wife, Michelle, have reached out to the students at the Parkland, Florida High School, where a former student gunned down 17 people on Valentine’s Day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The forever first couple sent out handwritten notes to the survivors of the fatal tragedy and praised the brave students for standing up against gun violence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We want to let you know how inspired we have been by the resilience, resolve and solidarity that you have all shown in the wake of unspeakable tragedy,” the Obamas wrote. “Not only have you supported and comforted each other, but you’ve helped awaken the conscience of the nation, and challenged decision-makers to make the safety of our children the country’s top priority.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Throughout our history, young people like you have led the way in making America better,” the Forever First Couple continued. “There may be setbacks; you may sometimes feel like progress is too slow in coming. But we have no doubt that you are going to make an enormous difference in the days and years to come, and we will be there for you,” they wrote.
America, Children, and Memes: The Obamas Sent a Handwritten Note To The Survivors of
 Parkland Shooting: "Throughout Our History, Young People
 Like You Have Led The Way in Making America Better"
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The Obamas Sent a Handwritten Note To The Survivors of Parkland Shooting: “Throughout Our History, Young People Like You Have Led The Way in Making America Better” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our Forever President and First Lady continue to be the light in this sea of darkness, that is the Trump Era. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Forever President, BarackObama, and his wife, Michelle, have reached out to the students at the Parkland, Florida High School, where a former student gunned down 17 people on Valentine’s Day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The forever first couple sent out handwritten notes to the survivors of the fatal tragedy and praised the brave students for standing up against gun violence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We want to let you know how inspired we have been by the resilience, resolve and solidarity that you have all shown in the wake of unspeakable tragedy,” the Obamas wrote. “Not only have you supported and comforted each other, but you’ve helped awaken the conscience of the nation, and challenged decision-makers to make the safety of our children the country’s top priority.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Throughout our history, young people like you have led the way in making America better,” the Forever First Couple continued. “There may be setbacks; you may sometimes feel like progress is too slow in coming. But we have no doubt that you are going to make an enormous difference in the days and years to come, and we will be there for you,” they wrote.

The Obamas Sent a Handwritten Note To The Survivors of Parkland Shooting: “Throughout Our History, Young People Like You Have Led The Way in...