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Theodore Roosevelt by DJ-Bapho Theodore Roosevelt by DJ-Bapho
"Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake there would have been a fight." --Vice President Thomas Marshall

The quote above inspired this picture. Teddy Roosevelt was the most awesome president we've ever had. What made him such a tremendous badass?

-Was an explorer.
-Was a cattle rancher.
-Was a deputy sheriff.
-Formed the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, better known as the Rough Riders.
-The Rough Riders' charge up San Juan Hill.
-Carried a pistol around in the White House at all times.
-Had a pet bear.
-Had a pet lion.
-Was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 2001, making him the only president to recieve it.
-Was the first U.S. president to study judo.

And, of course...

-Delivered a 90-minute speech after being shot in the chest, and carried the bullet inside him until he died seven years later of an unrelated illness. His statement to the audience regarding the attempt: "I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose."

When Teddy Roosevelt rises from the grave, we are all fucked.
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4eyes0soul Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
He suffered from asthma and muscular weakness as a child, but through determination and exercise, he grew up to become the kind of man who kills a tiger with a knife. He had to give the tiger the knife because it wouldn't be fair otherwise.

OK, I'm kidding about giving the tiger the knife, unless you mean the knife blade stabbing it repeatedly.

He jumped on a tiger and killed it with a knife.

MarkersColored400 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
In his lifetime, Theodore Roosevelt wrote more than 150,000 letters.
Theodore Roosevelt used to eat a dozen eggs for breakfast and drank gallons of coffee.
Theodore Roosevelt read a book a day-sometimes as many as three a day, if he had time.
1980goldclick Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
One of my favorite presidents:)
RD-DD1843 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Quite a remarkable character.  The comment was made by two term Vice President (under Woodrow Wilson), Thomas Riley Marshall - the greatest wit among our Vice President's.  His best known comment (a delightful put-down of a pompous Senator expounding on the needs of the country to a bored Senate): "What this country really needs is a good five-cent cigar!".  The red-faced Senator sat down.
SlimStephen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We need Theodore Roosevelt now.
Raptor-177 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fun fact: Roosevelt never died, he just killed death itself so he could do a better job than death. Not long after the Spanish flu ended, killing a few hundred million.
DarkmasterN Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
He would be the worst Zombie to have to deal with.

And if Rasputin's there too...

f14ace Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
If Roosevelt were president today, he would have personally hunted down and killed Osama bin Laden. Also, North Korea and Iran would be collectively shitting themselves.
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Teddy Roosevelt VS Davy Crockett. GO!
trajan75 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
His only competition as a badass President- Andrew Jackson the only President to kill a man in a duel.
DJ-Bapho Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's a lot to be said for Washington as well. A general who fights with his own troops is a man to be respected by his friends and feared by his enemies.
trajan75 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Yes I agree.
bellyfan123 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amen to that bro
JudgeEddy2 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
SkaldicArts Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome picture! He must have been the most badass president the US ever had.
Yamakal-12 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
As of January 31st, 2012, Teddy still is our most badass President.
SkaldicArts Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen to that
Yumaboy1814 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist
Teddy kicks ass thats for sure graet pic.
scholarwarrior-lad Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Bully! lol
Kerevon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Teddy Roosevelt: The most badass president ever to live.
MegaGundamMan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
If he ever was revived, He'd be a Belmont. Whipping death to ashes.
HanksBeanieHat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
"When Teddy Roosevelt rises from the grave, we are all fucked."

Indeed, how do you kill an undead Teddy?
ExplosiveParanoia Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Not even Chuck Norris can stand up to Teddy Roosevelt!!!
brnleague99 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
You know Chuck Norris was cloned from DNA taken from one of T.R.'s teeth. Not a lot of people know that.
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
You left out, 'Hit by a trolley.'

Tough individual. He was very unfair to Taft, though.
jimmyarmes Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010   Photographer
I remember seeing that qoute at the painted mountains.
ChildofAura Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
If Teddy came back, I'd ask him, "Please, Mr. Roosevelt, help our country!"

I'm researching this dude for Peace prize project.

Not only did he have those pets, but on Pikachusident's day, he had a Lucario.
a-white-rabbit Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Fuck yes.
EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
He was probably the coolest President ever!
PanzerschreckLeopard Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PanzerschreckLeopard Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can I make a motivational poster out of this?
DJ-Bapho Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Be my guest
PanzerschreckLeopard Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bassist-Freak Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Kick his ass Teddy!
Next on his list is herpes.
TheDot16 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
:thumbsup: Totally made me think of this article - [link]

There is just no denying Teddy Roosevelt is made of awesome. There will never be another like him.
DJ-Bapho Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In fact, the article inspired the picture. :)
Dilmat Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
lopni Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I've read the book of his son Eliott "In his eyes". He was an amazing man!
Greedic Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
I can see him in this picture saying. "Why I neva'." Mainly because I've watched a shitload of old Looney Tunes.
Psion-X Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
Oh, other facts about Mister Awesome (He's my favorite too)

When Governor of New York he regularly skinny dipped in the river. In Winter.

Also, he would wrestle his secretaries when they came in to give him notices and documents to sign

As a child he was very sick and wasn't allowed to go outside or to school. When he was finally well enough, he got beaten up by a bully. His father saw him battered and bruised. Taught him Boxing. And he clobbered the Bully in the next encounter. Never mock a kid with glasses.

During board meetings he would get tagged by his kids and he would pause the meeting to go chase them down in the white house to tag them back.

Also, this is common knowledge, the 'Teddy' Bear is named after him, due to the fact he would not shoot a baby bear because it wasn't sporting.
MetroidPat14 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
If only he was awake.....Great Picture.
DJ-Bapho Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
Trunks82 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
as much as I don't really know too much of USA's history, Teddy always was always a bit above the others (even if "George Washington was the first you see, he once chopped down a cherry tree" XD ).. a nice idea, this one! ^^
DJ-Bapho Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, thanks
Gamonthehand Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
dude he is the only person to win the nobel peace prise AND the medal of honor. thats how freaking cool he is. you forgot the peace prize.
DJ-Bapho Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You mean, the only president.
Inflate123 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I'd vote for him.

Also, it's cool to see you exploring other realms in your artwork. This was quite unexpected and a pleasant surprise.
DJ-Bapho Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks...I think as I get better at my art in general, I'll be doing more pics outside the realm of expansion art.
smitty202 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
heh i will have to say this is probably one of the few presidents i have ever liked and this makes him sound much cooler

great job man
defilerzero Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome pic. ^___^
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